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by Cubsrule
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway
Replies: 24
Views: 3764

Re: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway

It looks like they executed a missed approach to 12R at MSP on what turned out to be the MSN-GRB leg as well. Good times.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Just from an outsiders perspective, I would say RDU has a sizeably larger business presence than BNA. The research triangle has major operations for Cisco, IBM, and GSK, which all are some of the biggest air travel spenders in the US. ... I was interested by this — did a quick Google and per the BE...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Apparently a new rumor going around is United will be adding BNA-LAX in the fall. Why? They’d be fourth on that route behind WN, AA and DL. That wouldn’t make a lot sense. I don’t think it would be unreasonable. Keep in mind that WN and the legacies don’t always compete for the same fliers. Those J...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Success At CUN
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Re: WN Success At CUN

CUN traffic has got to be 95 percent plus US point of sale. Outside of PUJ, where else is that true?

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 42
Views: 4247

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

A BA codeshare seems like something WN would be interested in, but BA probably would not have the same interest. They seem satisfied with the AA network supporting their feed. But think of all the additional revenue that could come with access to all the mid sized airports with large WN stations ou...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1555

Re: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018

the last equipment dl used was the atr I thought it was the Saab 340. IIRC they got rid of the SAABS before the ATR which certainly was used to HHH in the mid 2000s. If the SAABS hung around later I guess they could have been the last DL planes to HHH, either way I'm not sold that DL comes back eve...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19285

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

and PUJ, PBI (not sure if they are seasonal though) On the flip side, BNA serves PNS, ECP, CLT, and CHS. It will certainly take longer door to door flying ATL-BNA-CLT, than driving from ATL to CLT, but WN is selling a connection between these cities. It was just a couple years ago AFAIK, though tha...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19285

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

These lists demonstrate, I think, that the connections on BNA-ATL are or will be more about additional options in existing markets than about new markets, although there BNA-PBI isn't easy now so there are a few "new market" benefits. It's a tremendous number of seats to fill; it will be ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 2859

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

With consolidation in the States, there also are not many airports that are gate constrained (or, perhaps more accurately, are significantly more gate constrained than runway constrained).

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by Cubsrule
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

So what is the purpose of the flights to ATL? Are they targeting DL specifically? I don't have the data, but anecdotally I have never heard of someone flying to ATL from BNA....people just drive. Are they just targeting connecting traffic, primarily ATL originating passengers? The route networks ar...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19285

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

and PUJ, PBI (not sure if they are seasonal though) On the flip side, BNA serves PNS, ECP, CLT, and CHS. WN also has nonstop service to SEA from BNA, but not from ATL. These lists demonstrate, I think, that the connections on BNA-ATL are or will be more about additional options in existing markets ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)
Replies: 14
Views: 2738

Re: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)

Thanks for posting. I think all 5 Amtrak west-coast long-distance trains have beautiful views. I have currently tried the Southwest Chief (LA to Chicago) and the Coast Starlight (LA to Seattle), both were fantastic rides. I hope to try the other 3 soon. At least some of the short-distance trains do...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 89
Views: 10387

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

I remain concerned about some of the delineation between fora and inconsistent moderation. Do posts about operational meltdowns (DL at ATL, WN at MDW) belong in CivAv or TechOps? Moderators have put them both places recently. I agree that more consistency is needed, but please understand that in ma...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 89
Views: 10387

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

I remain concerned about some of the delineation between fora and inconsistent moderation. Do posts about operational meltdowns (DL at ATL, WN at MDW) belong in CivAv or TechOps? Moderators have put them both places recently. In addition, I'm not sure that banning political discussions from CivAv is...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/11/2018:DY>DI Certificate Shift; F9; ; G4
Replies: 38
Views: 7213

Re: OAG Changes 2/11/2018:DY>DI Certificate Shift; F9; ; G4

I think the demise of MEM as a hub helped them retain a little more traffic. these oddball airlines I rarely book more than 2 months out even if it means losing out on great deal. Frontier and Spirit come to mind and also these little commuters! We should be grateful to Enilria as he gives us somew...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

If you think of where the growth is outside of downtown, much is in Sumner, Wilson, and Rutherford counties. Getting to those places can be a hassle on I-40. 440 is even worse. The northern loop on Briley is best, but it seems deserted everytime I drive it. I've been curious about LIT, OMA, TUL or ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19285

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I think we will see in this extension how much interest WN has in harassing AS further, both in California and otherwise. I would not be shocked either to see or not to see stuff like STL-SJC or BNA-PDX, but it will be instructive either way.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regular Opposite Direction Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Regular Opposite Direction Operations

I flew out of SAN yesterday morning and they were landing 9 and departing 27 because visibility was very poor and they needed the precision approach to 9. I know LAX will land east and depart west for nighttime noise abatement in some situations. What other airports have this sort of operation on a ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 8955

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

The issue is why Amazon needs to be more in the logistics business than it already is. Amazon does a good job of leveraging different logistics solutions in different settings. Is their current model failing? The role they are talking about (shipment from sellers warehouse to Amazon channels) is lo...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 8955

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Funny you mention that, I had my UPS Sales rep come by today and because of this thread told him about Amazon's expansion in Logistics. He laughed and stated they should have learned from DHL. UPS managers once laughed at the notion of FedEx becoming a serious competitor. UPS managers once laughed ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United leads list of on-time U.S. airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 2917

Re: United leads list of on-time U.S. airlines

Regarding express, all three of the majors express operations have higher on time rates than WN. How WN doesn't get more bad press for their poor reliability is beyond me. Given that EV (America’s Sorriest Airline) is pretty far behind WN for virtually any period you care to select and that a numbe...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5501

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

Is there any evidence that WN was unprofitable in DEN as it grew?

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by Cubsrule
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7130

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

I would counter that unlike in Europe the US has yet to embrace a tertiary airport mode in a point to point system that Ryanair has championed. Skybus tried but having an author as CEO and using CMH as a hub were huge mistakes. Unlike in Europe, primary and secondary US airports generally have slot...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7130

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

I would counter that unlike in Europe the US has yet to embrace a tertiary airport mode in a point to point system that Ryanair has championed. Skybus tried but having an author as CEO and using CMH as a hub were huge mistakes. Unlike in Europe, primary and secondary US airports generally have slot...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7130

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

God, I certainly hope not! Yes, I know H&S is still hugely dominant, but it's been diluted somewhat as shown by all the US cities that are getting TATL service and all the secondary cities in China that are getting intercontinental service. That is still Hub & Spoke. For example, if someone...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 15635

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I have never heard that term before. How is what you described different than most hubs? What is a non-scissors hub then? If there is such a term, I would think it would apply more to a hub with a ton of circuitous routings, such as JetBlue at BOS. A 'scissors' hub works like this hypothetical exam...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Well, you know what I'd like, at least one mainline 737 to ORD, lol. I just hope they at least remove all the 50 seaters and maybe provide an E75 or two on BNA-ORD. With the new gates opening this year, I expect some shuffling to happen with the planes used on the route and I have a feeling we'll s...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

United.com is still showing IAD-BNA at 3 times daily in July. One of these flights will be flown by Air Wisconsin. I suspect they made that change this week and for some reason that always shows up as a dropped flight on the OAG thread. Might be the same scenario for ORD on United. Also BNA-CLT is ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10844

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

Neither being remotely accurate. Even taking CO@EWR into account, DL was already a definitive #2 in pax count in NYC metro. And DL actually saw increases at LAX in the 2001-2004 period, despite the general 9/11 slump, due to much of the traffic from the drawn-down PDX hub having been placed there. ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10844

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

DL wasn’t yet a big player in New York or LA in 2004 Neither being remotely accurate. Even taking CO@EWR into account, DL was already a definitive #2 in pax count in NYC metro. And DL actually saw increases at LAX in the 2001-2004 period, despite the general 9/11 slump, due to much of the traffic f...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10844

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

Jax was DL number one medallian city back then. While I've not doubt that someone attempted to twist numbers into a cutesy marketing hype, in order to make that claim... there's no way that that's remotely accurate, even in 2004. For one thing, ATL is and was in 2004, DL's "number one medallio...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 5833

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

I tend to agree with most of the other posters that PEK will not overtake ATL as the "busiest" airport since a second airport will be taking a large percentage of passengers, aircraft movements, etc. However, if you want to compare cities, then yes I can see Beijing having more total pass...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6753

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

CLT is a unique case and without seeing AA's books we can only guess why but I'd bet the ground operation is more efficient & cheaper than at the legacy AA hubs. As contracts come up for renewal, I'm sure this will gradually change. No way can an 80%+ connecting hub reign as AA's most profitabl...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10844

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

SAV and JAX are 126 miles apart and has its own airport with approx. half the passengers . So no, Savannah is not in the Jacksonville catchment area, Maybe not for domestic flying, but an international flight from JAX would unquestionably draw from Savannah. It's less than a two hour drive. There i...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6753

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

CLT has the banking industry to fill the front cabin to a lot of destinations. BNA doesn't have that. Not clear to me banking in CLT has a big influence in first/business class. At least in long-haul, what gives CLT an edge in first/business class long-haul is all the German companies based in the ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10844

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

PVD is in no way, shape, or form any type of alternative to NYC. Never has been, never will be. Just no. Don't know where you live, but as a native New Yorker I am shutting down that claim right now. Why would someone ask a New Yorker if they see PVD as an alternative? That would be silly. You ask ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 15635

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Okay, but no one calls BOS / RDU / IND hubs (yet). So why would we call a city like BNA a WN hub? I'm not calling BNA a hub, although it arguably is the way it's scheduled. I am saying WN has Hubs (BWI, MDW, STL, DAL, HOU, DEN, LAS, OAK etc) and the lengths they go to avoid saying they are "hu...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 15635

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

BNA has banks but it's also a ~90 flight/day operation. UA has nothing like that, and applying some label that applies to UA stations to WN cities like BNA, MCI, and SAN makes no sense. BNA is also not their only station. WN is to BNA as DL is becoming to BOS / RDU / IND. That does not mean they do...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 15635

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I'm not sure it's a contortion as much as it's the fact that a lot of WN stations look very different from legacy hubs. What cities does UA have that work like BNA does for WN, for instance? BNA has a very defined bank structure in the morning and in the evening. WN has very defined banks departing...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 15635

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I'm just using WN's terminology. The contortions they go through to avoid saying they have hubs, and that those hubs have banks are pretty hilarious when laid out like this. I'm not sure it's a contortion as much as it's the fact that a lot of WN stations look very different from legacy hubs. What ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I remember that service well when I used to go to TRI as I loved their outdoor observation deck. Corporate also offered TYS-BNA although it didn't last nearly as long as the above. It seems Southern could make TRI-BNA work given it is about a 4.5 hr drive, but they seem much more focused on EAS rou...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Hard to imagine as the drawing down of the hub was almost completed, they were flying Eagle SF3's to places like DTW, PIT, JAX and others. P2P prop service (3C J31s to TRI and ATL) continued well after the hub was drawn down, into the 2000s IINM. I remember that service well when I used to go to TR...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Yes, I see a smattering of 757s on the list. It is amazing to look at the breadth of the hub at its peak. Most especially the small markets served. MD80 service to MOB, 6 times daily eagle service on TYS, service to Tuscaloosa just to name a few. Those were the days for sure. DFW-BNA would sometime...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program
Replies: 54
Views: 4140

Re: 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program

JAN-BNA seems a little random, right? Am I missing some link between the cities? Nissan. Beyond that, and somewhat like TUP-BNA, it's a harder drive than it ought to be given the "as the crow flies" distance because of the lack of a direct interstate (or even good four-lane road) connecti...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE service thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2466

Re: PAE service thread

Another consideration that I wonder about is it's going to take very close coordination of the schedules of the 3 cx involved. Either the cx work amongst themselves (isn't that forbidden as, oh what's that word, oh yeah, collusion) or they will have to work thru someone at the airport who is going ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

They require minor differences in how they are built and laid out than a normal gate, primarily on the ability to hem in intl arriving passengers and prevent them from simply walking out of security. But, yes, for a departing passenger the visually will look pretty similar. When DFW added the swing...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 16301

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Are the gates in the permanent IAB not swing gates that can be domestic or international? I thought I saw that somewhere because it helps mitigate the top-line gate loss. I've heard swing gates. I’m confused. Given the airport layout, won’t any gate connected to departures be a swing gate essential...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17388

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I'm not exactly sure how that makes it different from FUE. FUE has scheduled service with EI, OS (seasonally), BA, SN, AY, IB[/IB Express], LH (seasonally), and SAS. The only Euro legacies that are really missing from there are AZ, KL, and AF (KL/AF group operations handled by Transavia instead). Y...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17388

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

You are so right! Apart from similar pax numbers, I can't think of any reason to compare the two. :sarcastic: Jamaica population 2.8million, .... plus 3.9m pax thru MBJ (plus another 1.6m thru Kingston KIN) Fuerteventura population 74,983 ...... plus 4.5million passengers through FUE :rotfl: If you...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 4575

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

Delta does not own EV, they own 9E. EV is the bastard child of OO right now Why is EV the bastard child? I was surprised that DL was dropping EV after all these years. The bastard child of OO, not Delta. Because they're union, and Skywest is not. That's basically the entire reason that EV is out of...

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