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by klwright69
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13225

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I am surprised. I thought there would be enough traffic to sustain DL also. I guess I thought wrong.

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9408

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

You say focus cities wilt and die. But we have some examples. CLE under UA is a focus city, DL at RDU, etc.
Not dead.
There are some left.

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by klwright69
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 7277

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

I was in just in Atlanta and was near the QR flight to DOH. I only saw Indians and Asians boarding. I don't think there were any Arabs. I hope this dispute can end soon.

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by klwright69
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 85
Views: 12421

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

The Iberian peninsula is interesting. DL has Malaga and now UA has OPO. Does DL still have Malaga?
Will UA ever return to places like BRS, BFS, DUS, CGN, CPH, OSL, for even seasonal service? How did BFS last this long?
I wonder if a US carrier will ever do the Canary Islands or the Azores?

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 85
Views: 12421

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

KEF is a fun destination. But they can't make OSL work? Hmm.

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8250

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

LH already flies DMM/BAH.
BAH is a tag on the DMM flight.
If I recall correctly we had a thread on KLM reshuffling routes to the Gulf, the result being DOH got the ax.
KLM does AMS-KWI-BAH.

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 85
Views: 12421

Re: United opens. New summer seasonal routes!

All greats adds.
Nice to see UA in Iceland.
I suppose the current seasonal flights will return: VCE, HAM, ARN, ATH, SFO-MUC, etc.

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by klwright69
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8250

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

KLM also suspended DOH and subsequently shuffled around some of their GCC service.
I have been to DOH several times. Nice place, but there isn't much there.
It's not that much of a surprise.

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 23162

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

That is a good point that UA has done very few long haul additions out of IAH. Of course, SCL came on a few years back, but that was one of those gaping whole routes where we've wondered just what took them so long. Also I think it was said once here that UA doesn't like current timings in PVG. One ...

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 23162

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

What a nice surprise from United. I wonder why they couldn't start it in time for Christmas to make it a true Christmas present. This was truly startling. I remember ages ago when Continental started EWR-TLV. That was another route that came out from absolutely nowhere and shocked everyone, because ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paper Ticket Folders: Which Airlines?
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Paper Ticket Folders: Which Airlines?

I just flew on KLM. I was shocked that I was given a paper ticket jacket (folder), with the KLM logo on it, a map of Schipol inside too, to keep all my boarding passes together. I could not believe it. I thought paper ticket jackets have gone the way of the dinosaur since with technology everything ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6075

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Well, I "really" think UA will get more frequencies. I believe I will be proven correct, so hold me to it. So there. The DOT does in fact like geographic diversity and diversity in carriers. Why else do you think Alaska received a flight from LA and UA received a flight from Houston in the...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 2915

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

I won't say the name in the thread, but your characterizations of Americans travelling out of DMM is quite hysterical in its stereotypes. For price sensitive customers, they don't give a (.......) about booze on the plane. Who will pay hundreds more just for a glass of beer or wine? I contend SV cha...

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15231

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Some said ATH has "trash yields." Well it must be good enough to fly the route in the summer nonstop from the USA, and not route traffic via a connection point in Europe, likewise some people must be paying business class or high dollar seats for nonstops.

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 2915

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

Well LAX, as far as I know, no North American flights are daily on SV.
IAD/JFK alternate between JED/RUH.
The flight goes from one or the other, to the opposite city each day.

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 2915

SV expands from RUH and JED

According to the SV website, SV is launching Mauritius from RUH and JED, September 14, 2017. I hope to go to this tropical destination one day. Maybe SV is trying to expand and add more connecting traffic. I believe SV has added the Maldives as well recently. Also, SV recently added nonstops to LAX ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15231

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Of course UA does well on EWR-ATH. EWR is a hub designed for a route like this. Greece is perceived as a safe and popular world class destination. No one seriously thought EK was going to push them out. How EK does in January and February is another story. Of course locals that need a year round fli...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35624

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

AA launching a redeye from DEN to JFK is a bit odd.
I have not found redeye flights to be cheaper INMHO.
UA only does a DEN-EWR redeye during peak travel periods.
This thread should be retitled AA shrivelling at JFK.

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11419

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Interesting and probably a smart setup for DL serving LOS from ATL and JFK.
I recall that the Houston business community had wanted the LOS route for a long time.
But IAH-LOS actually lasted a long time, unlike HGH.
Due to business ties and ethnic ties, they could give it another go.
But good for DL.

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35624

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

This thread has gone off topic (as they typically do). ORD-VCE and PHL-PRG/BUD are seasonal right? These routes sound like slam dunks, if they are only operating for 4 months a year. PHL-Zurich is certainly worth lots of discussion. I agree with what someone else said, some of you act like it's the ...

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by klwright69
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's UA vs The World!
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

It's UA vs The World!

Adam Levine Weinberg is writing about UA again. He is the Motley Fool's investing service airline analyst. He is always critical of UA in his stories. In his last article, he said It was a no brainer for UA to close LAX and IAD hubs for instance. Now he criticises their expansion. https://www.fool.c...

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GUAM 20 years ago---crash of Korean 801
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Re: GUAM 20 years ago---crash of Korean 801

The Air Crash Investigation episode on this accident is really good.
Look at that mess. It's a miracle anyone survived.
Everyone in the nose cone survived nearly.

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 7902

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

When I mentioned journalists, yes journalists go to warzones. I was just rebutting the idea the CCS is a warzone. Life looks like it's going on normally when journalists are broadcasting from Caracas. No buildings in rubble, no bullets whizzing by, no journalists in helmets and bulletproof vests. Pe...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 7902

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

Malev thanks for all your posts on the situation in Venezuela. I wonder how AA is doing. UA pulled out because they were carrying few people to CCS to begin with, and the AUA stop just made it untenable. AA must be doing okay. Journalists are often broadcasting live from Caracas, if it's safe enough...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 7460

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

There is nothing new about this dress code thing if that's what you want to call it. A friend of mine had to put on long pants when returning to KSA. He thought it was odd, but realized that it's Saudia, and he worked there in KSA, so he just complied, and it was over. He probably would have worn lo...

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 23
Views: 6134

Re: 38 years since AA 191

There is nothing wrong with mentioning that several horrific accidents shared the same ill fated flight numbers. It's a weird curiosity that people have noticed. I was very young so I don't remember this accident but I know about it. There is that terrible picture of the plane crashing that will liv...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 13688

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

And CO flew DEN-LGW for years and years before BA entered the DEN market. In fact, the last flight from the old Denver airport was CO's DEN-LGW flight 34 in 1995. The market has been served for a very, very long time. I remember since I was there to see it off, since I am old guy around here. I thin...

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by klwright69
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8769

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

I am surprised HGH lasted as long as it did. UAs second PVG-SFO flight leaves at midnight. But I don't think better times are available.

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by klwright69
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too
Replies: 38
Views: 8755

Re: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too

When UA ended CCS, I said immediately that DL would be next and it would be real soon. UA was a stalwart and maintained daily flights from IAH to the end. UA ending was a signal to DL that their weekly flight was just pointless. Of course the idea was to not completely leave the market, but there is...

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by klwright69
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747 domestic flight
Replies: 1
Views: 282

UA 747 domestic flight

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 511694001/
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According to USA today, UA will have a one off 747 domestic flight.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 511694001/

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by klwright69
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15515

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

UA is also focusing the 757 on its Coast product transcons.BOS/LAX/SFO/EWR.

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by klwright69
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15515

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Well, NCL was only seasonal a couple years with terrible loads. BRS has been gone a long time now. BFS was cut rather recently. So there are differences.

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by klwright69
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8461

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

I want to point out one thing.... Historically speaking JFK was the primary international gateway to the USA transatlantic. In the 80's, when traveling to Europe if it wasn't on PA or TW, it was via a foreign carrier through JFK. That was often the default thought process. I remember this vividly. T...

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by klwright69
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11976

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

DL seems to be doing just fine without serving the middle east or India. Just a thought.

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by klwright69
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24393

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Pre merger UA was flying into CCS in the 90's, CO was not flying into CCS at the same time. This I remember. I remember in 1994 flying on CO's new route, IAH-BOG. At the time it was their only nonstop to South America. UIO and GYE were served via PTY on CO. CO also served Cali and Barranquilla via S...

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by klwright69
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24393

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Yes, ironic I was just watching CNN, and they are broadcasting from Cucuta, Colombia, showing all the poor folks coming for food and medical attention overwhelming available resources. I know the media conflates things and can't always be trusted, but it sounds pretty bad. I know UA is gone so why b...

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by klwright69
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19738

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

I wish LOT a LOT of success and a bright future to BUD.
Why would people not take LOT for this route?
People are flying Emirates to ATH from EWR.

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by klwright69
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24393

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Is UA codesharing with anyone to CCS in lieu of their own service?

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by klwright69
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24393

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Ironic, but there is another video on youtube showing UA's last flight to CCS, Premerger UA, when UA dropped CCS the first time. There is a video showing their last, final flight to MIA back in the day (inherited from PA obviously). Now there is this video posted above, with UA dropping CCS (as acqu...

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by klwright69
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO/UA Fas first combined bid month...Oct 2018.
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: CO/UA Fas first combined bid month...Oct 2018.

What are all of UA's FA bases?

Why does this process take so long?

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by klwright69
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 14599

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

RyanGuru, In fact I do remember CO launching a focus city in LGA. Probably no one remembers here because it lasted a whole minute. I believe that in that one minute the FAA had lifted slots at LGA. It didn't last very long.

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by klwright69
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 14599

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

Does anyone else remember when the US carriers were trying to get access to Tokyo Haneda daylight slots? UA was trying to get a slot for a flight to EWR. However their partner ANA already had a daytime Haneda flight but it was to JFK. I recall how adamant the a.net crowd was that EWR and JFK served ...

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by klwright69
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flies mainline from EWR-TYS. Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 3844

Re: UA flies mainline from EWR-TYS. Why?

Interesting! It wasn't long ago that UA had dropped AVL from EWR. I am pretty sure of this.
UA has flown EWR-SAV forever.. But now mainline, that's impressive.
Great that competition has caused UA to up their game. More large planes please.

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by klwright69
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thanks to a LH F/A, a happy ending for Rubio the Dog
Replies: 29
Views: 5362

Re: Thanks to a LH F/A, a happy ending for Rubio

What a great story... HEY the title got you all to read it! Well done!

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by klwright69
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24393

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

I am surprised UA didn't even bother to do the flight once or twice a week. Besides UA would be able to return if they paid off the right people I am sure. But with things not getting better, they are just forgetting about it. The other show might drop with DL. Malev, do you work in the airline busi...

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by klwright69
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24393

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

The problems in Venezuela goes deeper than just "socialism." If you really want to be technical, the USA has elements of socialism and isn't purely capitalist anyway. Plenty of petro states don't have food riots either. But that aside. Midweek flights to Venezuela on UA often only have 40 ...

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by klwright69
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24393

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Yes, well I am not sure why they just didn't open IAH-AUA to bookings on just that segment. It seems like a waste. Obviously there's a reason for that.
I wish they could have kept CCS. I bet DL just may follow.

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by klwright69
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS
Replies: 78
Views: 13125

Re: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS

Thanks Enliria, always interesting. On another note, enliria you predicted not long ago when UA added the AUA stop to CCS, you predicted this might be the beginning of the end for that route. How right you were.

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by klwright69
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 39300

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Congratulations UA. They are being aggressive. Didn't either Kirby or Oscar say they wanted UA to be a disruptive force in the market?

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by klwright69
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24393

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Well once the nation recovers or there is serious change, they will have to let back in airlines that left the way I see it. The problem is when that'll be. They can't be isolated forever. It is telling how bad things are when UA leaves. UA is a stalwart to Latin America from the USA, and has always...

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