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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico ad has gone viral!
Replies: 57
Views: 7671

Re: Brilliant Aeromexico ad has gone viral!

Clearly scientist didn't make this. People who wanted those results did. I'm sure they tested alot of people who were zero, but they didn't make the cut lol. Ad did it's job, got people talking right or wrong it's why they did it.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 7529

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

DL actually tried SLC-NRT I wanna say 6-7 years ago with an A332 and it didn't work out. Not sure why, but SLC-ICN seems a bit more aggressive. It didn't work because the A330-200 was horrible on the westbound portion! Takeoff out of of SLC they had to leave too many seats empty and cargo behind. I...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF
Replies: 104
Views: 14980

Re: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF

I would be very surprised if they cut SWF-DUB. Flights seems to do very well.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22357

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

I am guessing Spirit.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 59
Views: 10811

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

Can't be shocking. We all expected a massive re-shaping of WOW. I think Indigo has big plans for WOW, but they have to get it profitable and running smoother. Its current setup had too many missed connections, no plans for missed connections, staff that had to hide as they had no answers. Indigo is ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 91
Views: 15973

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Will united book people on other airlines , or this weather related and tough luck?

EGE, MTJ, ASE not the easiest places to reroute people

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 14341

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

I mean why wouldnt they operate it to Newark is the real question? Star carrier to star hub, closer to Wall Street , pharma in NJ and ports(think singapore business), and they already have a very established route to JFK via Europe.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 29
Views: 4189

Re: IAG's next conquest?

They won't be buying another airline. They have lots of expansion possibilities with LEVEL and lots to work thru with brexit when those plans are finalized.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 5156

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

Ziyulu wrote:
This just shows how Southwest does not think outside the box.


When an airline is successful as Southwest, sometimes there is no reason to re-invent the wheel. This is the airline that made money when everyone else was losing.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4331

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

I think alot were ready to quit. This was just the straw that broke the Camels back. Hard to go in and work when you know a paycheck far away. Jeesh hope this doesn't get too much worse!

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38033

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Again, the SSJ is plagued primarily by a lack of aftermarket support. SJI wants to keep the aftermarket under their own control, instead of letting some of the well-established OEM's (at least the ones from Europe or the Americas) to use their existing support network; this has played against the S...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14260

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

I don't get how anyone could read the article and defend Alaska. They mishandled every single aspect of this . It's kind of incredible how they did such a poor job. Imagine being the people before you post such ridiculous comments. The people definding AS ironically would be the most outraged if it ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21355

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I think you also have to include SFO as a problem airport. My point was that an entire region of huge airports are impacted simultaneously when there are problems. SFO is just an airport with its own operational (fog) challenges. It is not a region of large airports with conjoined operational probl...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14260

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

This looks like a huge Fail on Alaskas part. I am guessing reservation agents got many calls, but no one clearly forwarded the concerns to people who could do anything. AS clearly needs a better system in place to communicate disasters like this to higher ups. We all know the reservation agents answ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21355

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Besides the relatively small shrinking of Long Beach,and expansion of MINT what has current management done differently? They seem to be running the same strategy as B6 has forever. Little has changed really. I think B6 really blew it by not developing AUS. Its kind of not too late, though not as go...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8484

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

AMS does not feel over congested like CDG, LHR. I feel like alot of work can be done to increase capacity pretty easily if/when its really needed. Excellent airport to transfer thru
IMHO was easier than LHR, LGW, or CDG.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier adds JAX-RDU 3x Weekly from 4/30/19
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: Frontier adds JAX-RDU 3x Weekly from 4/30/19

The less than daily routes to unserved cities if not a bad way to go. Some will work, some will fail horribly. Incentives might be attainable at times too, making them really worth a shot! Frontier shows up in all the booking sites, so its not like customers won't be able to find them.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 113
Views: 13753

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

LAS-ANC is interesting to me. I could see that being a good route for a ULCC. Very interested to see how that goes.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 113
Views: 13753

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Sun Country is changing to a proven model. Customer show they book with their wallets. The legacies don't help as the new seats on UA, AA, and DL are no better and they charge for baggage and seat assignments also.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3546

Re: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?

Won't happen. As stated a LGA slot is alot more valuable. JFK I don't even think is restricted all day.

United has the super hub. It's a feature no one can recreate now.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2044

Re: Salt Lake City questions

It's more than location alone. Salt Lake City would not have a hub if it were not for Tourism(that boosts their O&D alot, it has solid business demand, and it's a very good/thriving economy. Most of the cities on this list, lack one of those key additional benefits. It works as a Legacy hub only...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG
Replies: 50
Views: 8429

Re: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG

They have two products now. I am guessing BWI fits into the WOW model better than Iceland air did. IAD might be a better fit for Iceland air and it's more amenity services to compete against all the carriers at IAD. Makes sense to me, bet we will see more flips in both served airports they have the ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 8684

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

FLYKTPA wrote:
I’m amazed they don’t already fly that route with ATL being so close(in flight time). Is there a reason they don’t already fly there?


I think they just did runway work to make these possible. Ie why we see airlines rushing in.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7412

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I wonder how difficult would it be for BTV to connect their two gate areas? Right now it's gates 1-7, then 8-15 seperated. They would only need one TSA screening section, would feel larger, more seating area walking room etc. They could also keep one store/restaurnat open later for delays etc There ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 5883

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

Does RAM make money? They would probably have to rely heavily on connections ??

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7412

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

For BTV the focus has to be at keeping B6. The airlines are competitive on price closer to BOS, ALB, NYC prices than MHT, they need options to keep prices down and keep things good. You don't want to fall back into high prices. The airlines are competitive right now and things are good. I have gotte...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 53
Views: 5059

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

Frontier is always looking for ways to pay their employees less. If they could outsource flight attendants they would

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18263

Re: 757s in Vail

I have done a lot of consulting services for ski resorts, and towns. When they say Europe they mean UK. When they say flights they mean a holiday flight most likely a charter company. Vail Resorts is not at all afraid of revenue gurantees they have done it for AA for years and years to many cities M...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 147
Views: 42555

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

CHI2DFW wrote:
Latest rumor is DFW is the last crew base and it will be a strange xxx-DFW final flight.


Wouldnt it be cool if they offered a LGB-DFW as the farewell flight.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product
Replies: 13
Views: 4613

Re: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product

Great for business class , bad for coach. You will see more comfortable seats with actual padding and weight be replaced with thin no cushion seats. I would rather take the old tired seats , they might not look as pretty but are way more comfortable on long flights! Padding can't be replaced by seat...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3680

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

JetBlue has shown interest in AUS before , but never really attempted much. I think that was a huge mistake for them. Delta has been really quiet on AUS. They are definitely not working on a connecting hub. I do hope they add some more point to point routes and announcement are soon. AUS does have a...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3680

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

JetBlue has shown interest in AUS before , but never really attempted much. I think that was a huge mistake for them. Delta has been really quiet on AUS. They are definitely not working on a connecting hub. I do hope they add some more point to point routes and announcement are soon. AUS does have a...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with interconnected baggage systems?
Replies: 21
Views: 3543

Re: Airports with interconnected baggage systems?

The amount of baggage that does a transfer like this is probably pretty low each day that couldn't go via a single airport. As stated there is not even passengers trains between most airports within a city, so a dedicated baggage train makes zero sense. Most connections just pass thru airports that ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Atlanta 727 service to GUC in 1980s
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Air Atlanta 727 service to GUC in 1980s

GUC is extremely high altitude. One of the coldest and highest airports. Bombardier has done a lot of high altitude testing there. I would guess it's take off performance from GUC was impossible with a full tank. Landing from ATL was fine clearly even though you would need more fuel. Lower altitude ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18263

Re: 757s in Vail

UA has also scheduled a 757 on the EWREGE run, which I believe hasn't been the case for many years, I would say at least since 2011 or 2012 since UA has sent a 757 to EGE. So that's really nice to see For many years AA flew EWR-EGE on a 757 seasonally which for the life of me I can't understand as ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8125

Re: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?

Level is simply there to reduce or keep ULCCs off some routes. I don't think they ever had plans for it to be as large. It's to protect IAG interests

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4786

Re: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?

I would imagine no matter the situation airports can creatively give preference treatment to hub carriers if the airport /city council wants too.

Hubs provide so much economic gain for the community, seems like a no brainier to offer them more.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7242

Re: LAX to Aruba

There is demand for west coast carribean but not the numbers to support a non-stop. There are too many places to connect on the way, and not enough people would pay a premium for a non-stop. Cabo and Hawaii there are so many I would say "better" places that are just closer.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18263

Re: 757s in Vail

AA does fly to both JFK and LGA from EGE. Flights to JFK today and both JFK and LGA tomorrow. AA has a large revenue guarantee program with Vail Resorts, but i think they rarely ever need it since the flights do so well. Only in the worst seasons. All other airlines to my knowledge just fly to EGE a...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 79179

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Now if only we could get a nonstop from HPN to BTV. But for now I will take the upgrade to LGA. Tradewind had flights from HPN to Stowe in Winter, but i am not sure they are back this winter. HPN to BTV seems very unlikely, what airline would fly it? Both are airports with pretty much flights to hu...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36746

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

It's a crazy Industry , almost any company can go under. Delta, AA, united, frontier have all filed for bankruptcy. All are flying. This does seem like a end of year, piece they were working on publish now article as filler. The Norweigan sky is falling people are going on years. "Norweigan won...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 79179

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Kind of sad situation that WN reduced service, but increased market share! The others reduced by so much more, they increased. BTV fares and BOS fares are so much lower. They have to get airfares down to be competitive. Being in the middle of significantly cheaper markets means they really only appe...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19220

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

You can’t hate Delta for trying to serve their own interests, but their abuse of the Haneda route authorities has been atrocious. The system is broken that would allow Delta to act like this. Agreed you can't blame them in a way, but they have been atrocious. Can't imagine this doesn't involve MSP....

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx returns Cuba frequencies to DOT
Replies: 21
Views: 5346

Re: FedEx returns Cuba frequencies to DOT

Cuba is the more recent HND. Everyone went crazy wanting access, it just hasn't met expectations.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 28722

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I agree current trends SMF is on a course for growth and more service. LA and SFO keep getting more expensive , unless that stops Sacramento by default is going to keep growing and getting younger people to relocate. It's hipster amazing brew scene is no accident either. It's a city you can actually...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat drops YUL-TLV
Replies: 17
Views: 3708

Re: Air Transat drops YUL-TLV

Montreal has a very large community and very connected wiht the NYC community. The two best cities in North America for bagels. This is a subject I have alot of experience with. Lots of Quebec users on the EWR and JFK - TLV flights. Alot of mini vans get packed cruise down the NY thruway. Leave earl...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68916

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Return to JFK would be "historic" lol. This will be fun to see what qualifies as "historic". With Oscar giving it, I imagine it's a pretty big announcement

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 144
Views: 25939

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Delta is getting a facility built to their requirements and has put alot of their own personal money down to get additional things added to their new terminal in SLC. They would never want to give another airline a fantastic transfer hub that they put money and time into creating an even better hub ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 79179

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Porter is leaving BTV, I know it's been posted in other forums. They say they will come back after pre clearance goes in.

Staffing problems and immigration clearance wasn't ideal . I think staffing was their biggest issues.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Cuts Burlington, VT
Replies: 32
Views: 5281

Re: Porter Airlines Cuts Burlington, VT

I have taken Porter. I can verify they were there for years The reason you didn't see them is customs was on the other side of the airport. So unless you had a charter or private plane would only see their departure. The check in counter was there for years and years not sure how you missed that. Th...

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