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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

BNA isn't analogous. In Nashville, we have an airport that breaks passenger records virtually every month with a significantly higher O&D percentage than the AA hub for which the terminal complex was designed. And yet, BNA's projects keep 80 percent of the extant landside and airside infrastruc...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

Lets look at some others: BNA: A very nice airport as is IMHO, yet they are planning $1.2 billion in improvements. BNA isn't analogous. In Nashville, we have an airport that breaks passenger records virtually every month with a significantly higher O&D percentage than the AA hub for which the t...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 104
Views: 14200

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

PHL & BDL we discussed last week as going all-mainline for the first time in a while. RDU shows up this week, going from 2x mainline & 3x 2-class RJs to 4x mainline (2x MD88 & 2x 717 starting in May. Its actually a slight increase in seats on one less frequency. Again part of the long-t...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 104
Views: 14200

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

PHL & BDL we discussed last week as going all-mainline for the first time in a while. RDU shows up this week, going from 2x mainline & 3x 2-class RJs to 4x mainline (2x MD88 & 2x 717 starting in May. Its actually a slight increase in seats on one less frequency. Again part of the long-t...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 104
Views: 14200

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

FAQ AA PIT-RDU DEC 0.7>1.4 AX PIT-RDU DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 MAR 1.0>0 APR 1.0>0 MAY 1.0>0 JUN 1.0>0 JUL 1.0>0 Does this mean it's going from Eagle to mainline or from contract to AA owned? SABRE still has it listed as operated by Trans States. I remember AX having issues loading the at-risk...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?
Replies: 27
Views: 3212

Re: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?

How can Ryanair be so cheap out of Beauvais (small regional airport) and Transavia so expensive out of Orly (major airport)? The answer is landing fees, which are much lower at regional airports. What America needs is a Ryanair-like airline that undercuts the high fares out of major airports by usi...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

The reason is your statement that she " knew she wanted to close the landside building early in her tenure." If that's not how things happened, then let's talk about what actually happened. I'm just a user, not a Pittsburger, so I may not have the full story. This is what I was referencin...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

No. Saying "I want to close the building so we are going to stop doing maintenance" is not a responsible decision unless there is some serious analysis behind it. And yet you seem to assume that ACAA didn't commission the report with the result it wanted in mind. I'm not sure why you are ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

You make it sound like the existing terminal is about to fall down. The parking garage had structural problems early on but not the rest of the terminal AFAIK. As far as maintenance the CEO of PIT knew she wanted to close the landside building early on in her tenure, so it only makes sense to not s...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

You don't tweak an existing terminal to be efficient for such a complete change in traffic requirements, just like you don't rebuild a semi-truck into a sports car. Thinking that such a thing is possible is being entirely unrealistic. Other than apparently being shoddily constructed, the problems w...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

There is already an alternative security checkpoint at E – it still has to lead down to the trains. E gates were landside. It's quite a long distance between the landside and airside. There's nothing mandatory about the train other than that ACAA didn't bother to build in pedestrian access in the f...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

Imagine a new screening building on the former E site with a ground level walkway to the gates. I don't have a firm idea of how much that would cost, but it is obviously cheaper than the current proposal. There is already an alternative security checkpoint at E – it still has to lead down to the tr...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 64
Views: 6154

Re: PIT remodeling airport

You don't tweak an existing terminal to be efficient for such a complete change in traffic requirements, just like you don't rebuild a semi-truck into a sports car. Thinking that such a thing is possible is being entirely unrealistic. Other than apparently being shoddily constructed, the problems w...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 10223

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Why is it relevant that this passenger was Jewish? I assume there would have been no issue had the passenger held a German passport.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6379

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

On the inflight side, my anecdotal observations are: Cactus crews are generally excellent, customer focused, and always working in the cabin during the flight. US-East crews are a mixed bag. The older (true USAir) ones generally do the minimum and not much more, the younger ones that were with Cact...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21447

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

As for the crew not being represented by attorneys (or their attorneys being present) is AF´s problem. No. If they asked for counsel and the Argentine authorities refused, that’s a problem with the rule of law in Argentina. They may also have been entitled to consular assistance, and I have seen no...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21447

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

As for the crew not being represented by attorneys (or their attorneys being present) is AF´s problem. No. If they asked for counsel and the Argentine authorities refused, that’s a problem with the rule of law in Argentina. They may also have been entitled to consular assistance, and I have seen no...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21447

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

As for the crew not being represented by attorneys (or their attorneys being present) is AF´s problem. No. If they asked for counsel and the Argentine authorities refused, that’s a problem with the rule of law in Argentina. They may also have been entitled to consular assistance, and I have seen no...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21447

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

So a woman gets harassed/molested on a flight and she is a princess? And the crew who is supposed to look after the wellbeing of all passengers gets upset and complains via their union that an officer of the Court (a judge) had the audacity to call them to his office for a deposition? As the judge ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31394

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

71Zulu wrote:
gsg013 wrote:
What was the DL 747 doing here at BNA?

Bengals @ Titans


Nope. Bungles are on a 333. DL 8867

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?
Replies: 22
Views: 3865

Re: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?

The aircraft that BA can use are limited to Santiago as they have to be specially sprayed in the holds and cabins and only a small percentage can do the route as not all then-9s have been sprayed. Could you find a source to back this statement up? No offense, but it sounds, well, very "fake ne...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31394

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

southwest1675 wrote:
Does BNA even have ticket counter space? I figure BA is gonna use some of AA's space. They could get rid of Wright Travel and have NK or G4 take it's place.


There’s some on the north end, and DL and UA probably both have more than they need. AA and WN seem about right.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-ADD Nonstop
Replies: 8
Views: 2997

Re: lax-add nonstop

ADD is also 7,500 feet higher than AKL . . .

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?
Replies: 24
Views: 2544

Re: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?

For several years I (and probably MMO) flew both the 747-200 both passenger and freighter versions at NW. During a 10 day trip or so, you might fly a 50-50 mix or any other combination of percentages. My personal preference was flying the freighters as you didn't have to deal much with 'people'. Th...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A333 at CVG this morning
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: DL A333 at CVG this morning

What does Delta’s charter widebody “fleet” look like this fall? We have more frequently gotten Boeings on football charters in BNA (even a 744 recently).

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?
Replies: 33
Views: 3544

Re: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?

Given that they tried 727's at one point but found them too big, I think they wouldn't have gone to the A320 either, if it weren't the 737-200 probably would have been a DC9-30 40 or 50. Oddly enough wonder what that might have meant for the MD 80 and 90. This. The "base" 32x are the 320 ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YYZ Connection Question
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: YYZ Connection Question

I flew DUB-YYZ-YYC with Air Canada a couple of years ago, all on 1 ticket, with a 1 hour connection. I landed on time and was through immigration in a few minutes, but I waited 45 minutes to collect my bag, before I could walk/run through customs and check it again..i didn't make my connection.. Th...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12845

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

The problem is more people would use CVG to connect if they knew connections were available there. But the way the Delta system is set up. It is set up in a way that when you enter any city pair it will give you all the Atlanta connection options first you'd have to search for the CVG option throug...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12845

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

The problem is more people would use CVG to connect if they knew connections were available there. But the way the Delta system is set up. It is set up in a way that when you enter any city pair it will give you all the Atlanta connection options first you'd have to search for the CVG option throug...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12845

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

Since DL spread out the banks for more O&D traffic a few years ago, they tried to get rid of 6 gates, but the airport would not let them. Now that A is out of gates and DL is still using a peak of 22 gates, the airport is now trying to renegotiate, most likely on DL's terms. It is probably adva...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 3471

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

BA long-haul will not be leaving LGW. The long leisure routes do well and, importantly, they are resilient during a downturn in a way that LHR premium traffic isn’t. Willie Walsh, who has access to far more data than us, said that some competitor growth is simply not sustainable. He didn’t name any...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?
Replies: 40
Views: 3021

Re: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?

There is a huge difference between the airports though. HOU is a small, well run airport. IAH is a concrete disaster. Not only in HOU closer from the TMC/Downtown but you can park, clear security and be at your gate in < 20 minutes. IAH, good luck. Personally, I avoid flying out of IAH as much as I...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM intends to fly to TLV late 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2221

Re: LATAM intends to fly to TLV late 2018

Would LATAM be able to fly over North African countries since it is not an Israeli airline or do all flights to & from face the same restriction El Al has. I believe they would face the same restrictions as LY. However, LY formerly served GRU with a 77E so the route can be performed with the A3...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?
Replies: 40
Views: 3021

Re: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?

But I guess ORD is definitely close enough to central Chicago where the advantage of one airport vs. the other is negated. I only use IAH-HOU and ORD-MDW as comparison since they most closely resembled each other in terms of airport pairs (i.e. located on opposite side of the city, both have one ai...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such little long haul competition in WAW?
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Why such little long haul competition in WAW?

Additionally, the Polish market is more polycentric than Hungary or Czech Republic and therefore better served through WAW as a hub (and FRA/MUC for that matter) rather than as a single destination. In addition to Warsaw, KRK generates major traffic to the US. RZE to a lesser extent as well. Betwee...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?
Replies: 40
Views: 3021

Re: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?

But I guess ORD is definitely close enough to central Chicago where the advantage of one airport vs. the other is negated. I only use IAH-HOU and ORD-MDW as comparison since they most closely resembled each other in terms of airport pairs (i.e. located on opposite side of the city, both have one ai...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?
Replies: 40
Views: 3021

Re: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?

It's certainly not LGA vs. JFK, or DAL vs. DFW, where one airport is more central than the other. The best comparison would be ORD vs. MDW. DL fly to hubs from MDW, but kept Delta Shuttle at ORD. If distance really matter that much, DL would have fought hard to fly the shuttle to MDW instead. I don...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9287

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

Congrats, Kansas City! Very much needed. However, many of you are getting ahead of yourselves. New terminal does not equal new flights. Not a single airline ever came close to saying MCI would get new flights for a new terminal. They simply want a “better experience”. With St Louis, Midway, Love, a...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7368

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

It could also be an opportunity to consolidate Midwest originating traffic at ORD while IAD focuses on traffic from the Eastern US (will capture those that are now spending a night at IAD to catch ET to ADD and beyond.) I have noticed in the past that the first UA flight out of ORD into IAD was tig...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5868

Re: Southwest and the 737

Max 10? I understand why a larger aircraft for congested airports might make sense, but why would they choose a plane that would likely have operational problems at one of their largest and most congested airports (MDW)? They would probably also have limits at SNA, LGA and DCA. The -300 had operati...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 4967

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

How is it Southwest can do so well as a company, while having the best (more restrictive for the company) pilot scope, highest compensation and tightest work rules for FAs, AND no interline agreements or red-eyes???? It seems as a airline their hands are tied in ways that are not for other airlines...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 4967

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

The 5-party agreement only applies to DAL, not HOU, AUS, SAT, ELP, or any other airport in TX. It has no bearing on whether or not WN schedules a red-eye from say, LAX-HOU. I agree with your point regarding the 5-party agreement, and I meant to say that the curfew imposed under the 5-party agreemen...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL
Replies: 54
Views: 6395

Re: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL

Restriction of growth? Hardly! WN knew they terms. Dallas should have shuttered DAL to airline service when they forced all the other carriers to DFW. We wouldn’t be having this conversation if they had done the right thing years ago. Already litigated, not lawful. Completely lawful. The closure to...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8174

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

Well I for one was all in favor of "Setting Love Free". The 20 gate cap and the agreed upon 16 gates for WN and 4 for the rest of the carriers in the US seemed a ridiculous agreement but that's what happens when you have AA/Ft. Worth on one side and WN/Dallas on the other. Now WN has 17.5...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 189
Views: 20445

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Everyone can have some Japanese corporation or some German manufacturer or some Chinese investment firm in their city. Just because Yokohama has corporate operations here, there still isn't going to be enough demand for a flight to Asia. A nonstop isn't going to instigate significantly more traffic...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 189
Views: 20445

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

But that means it requires even higher yield than a flight of that distance otherwise would, to sustain the sparse configuration. When I mention ICN, in other threads. People say "no AUS to TYO is much viable lol." Either or can work TYO or ICN. Unless we are talking about cities that hav...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 12529

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Not even RDU has a DL maintenance store and they have at least 71 daily departures (feb 2017). AUS is Geographically primed to replace the DFW MicroHub/AFP which was lost 13 years ago, subsequently stranding approx 2000 domiciled flight crew. Ironically, None of these growth changes speaks to how D...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 189
Views: 20445

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Austin there 787 perfect, it has low configuration. But that means it requires even higher yield than a flight of that distance otherwise would, to sustain the sparse configuration. Correct, and AUS-NRT would rely on connections over NRT to a larger extent than some other US-NRT routes; while AUS i...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL
Replies: 54
Views: 6395

Re: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL

Dallas should have shuttered DAL to airline service when they forced all the other carriers to DFW. Dallas wanted to. WN beat all in the courts. WN couldn't be forced to move since it wasn't a CAB airline and wasn't subject to federal regulations that forced the other airlines to move. That's why C...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Airlines Sets the Timetable to End All Dash 8 Service
Replies: 40
Views: 5380

Re: Piedmont Airlines Sets the Timetable to End All Dash 8 Service

The props aversion is largely a US thing. In Canada alone, there are over 100 Dash 8s/Q400s in operation. Sorry, but Canada has a lot of very thin airport pairs, lack of highways in the north, and a dearth of domestic competition. Passengers accept props because there's nothing better. Americans wi...

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