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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7209

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

As has been widely mentioned the long layover is for maintence as there isn't really any other suitable space in the schedule for it. Qantas also owns a maintainace hanger in LAX so it can't be took expletive to keep the plane there so you're suggesting that every aircraft that is at LAX for 15 hou...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Another factor is "bags fly free" - for me, a terrible thing. Simply because when traveling with my kids, I always need to check bags, and so I compete with planeloads of others queuing with their free-to-check steamer trunks; on virtually every other carrier, the bag drop queue is much m...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

For those of you with the attitude: " then don't fly WN, fly something else " - I don't . I don't fly WN with kids (I sometimes do without, though it doesn't impress me). I'm simply pointing out that some people like me will eliminate them from consideration on long Hawaii operations. For...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta A321 First: Atlanta to Boston
Replies: 32
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A321 First: Atlanta to Boston

They can only put so much lipstick on the ATL pig, which handles many more passengers than its designers intended. At DTW, for instance, they run CR9s and 777s through a facility designed and built for DC-9s and 744s. That makes things easier. In terms of Atlanta; there is a master plan for the fut...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta A321 First: Atlanta to Boston
Replies: 32
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A321 First: Atlanta to Boston

The “zone pylons” (my term, I don’t know what Delta calls them) work reasonably well in large gatehouses. They aren’t good with airplanes that are too large for the gatehouse, which is frequently the case in ATL. The 321s are nice airplanes and upgauging has many benefits for DL and passengers alik...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta A321 First: Atlanta to Boston
Replies: 32
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A321 First: Atlanta to Boston

I usually transit through Atlanta too, because it's so easy and I've done it so many times that it has become second nature, and the only big problem is, as you say, how tight the gate spaces are. As is just about visible in my first picture, my flight was at Gate B18, and they had actually set up ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 706
Views: 50612

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

DL has extended mainline service on SLC-IND until Sep 10th (furthest out their schedule goes) with an A320. Also, mainline service will begin March 5th instead of late May like last year. IND-CDG will remain daily through Sep 10th IND-MIA/RSW will run Sat only through Sep 8th we will see if it cont...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS: CEC picks Contour
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: EAS: CEC picks Contour

Contour's MCN-BWI service is running above a 50% load factor in only its first full month of service. TUP-BNA averages above 70%. I think success in EAS is more about reliable service than an interline. Great Lakes has interlines with AA|DL/UA and still no one wants them. I can’t speak to the simil...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Boeing 737-800 Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 24
Views: 11118

Re: AA Boeing 737-800 Seatback Entertainment

Note that US planes (with US crews) do flow through the legacy AA hubs a bit, though not tons. For example, tomorrow (1/12/17) there are 10 SFO-DFW flights, all on the A321. 8 of these flights are 32B/32S (the pmAA 321 with AVOD). 2 of the flights are 321(pmUS 321). They're flowing through DFW plen...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

With double connects (which they now sell), there's actually more potential connectivity than just MDW. In the current schedule, there's a 1520 departure on LAX-MDW that catches a pretty large bank at MDW with connections to plenty of places in the Eastern Time Zone. An 0600 departure from HNL, whi...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 205
Views: 20199

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I can see OAK, SJC, SAN, LAX, SMF with current NG-ETOPS aircraft and then adding LAS & PHX when the MAX8 takes over the Hawaii Route Flying. Toss ups to me are PDX, SEA & ONT but I don't think AS would be too keen on that. Agreed - OAK, LAX, SAN and SJC would seem like the obvious first jum...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1605

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

Chances? Zero. Sine the pilot's association is actively fighting the insurgence of such FOC carriers, it won't happen. Additionally, while our new contract allows for codeshare, it specifically prohibits it with FOC (Flag of Convenience ie DY) or SOE (State Owned Enterprise) carriers. Well, US Airl...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 5941

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

It’s one of the bullet points in the general requirements for the FA job: . . . Which says nothing about where that is. I think every pilot or f/a job posting I’ve ever read has said that. Why are they interviewing so much in the Pacific Northwest? It’s not like there are scads of people who need j...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 5941

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

It’s one of the bullet points in the general requirements for the FA job: . . . Which says nothing about where that is. I think every pilot or f/a job posting I’ve ever read has said that. Why are they interviewing so much in the Pacific Northwest? It’s not like there are scads of people who need j...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 5941

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

The posting doesn’t say anything about relocating to a base as far as I can see. It could well be out of base recruiting, but I haven’t seen any evidence of that one way or the other. It’s one of the bullet points in the general requirements for the FA job: Must be able to relocate to assigned domi...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 5941

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

I’m not sure where this “fake news” idea is coming from. CP most certainly is hiring f/as in GEG: http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/CareerHome.action?clientId=8a78826752b0003a0152cc20d9a20bf3 As was posted earlier, CP is interviewing candidates in GEG. If hired, according to the posting, they...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 5941

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

Since it's now somewhat clear that Compass isn't opening a GEG base, where are these rumors of flying for AS originating? Just curious. It looks like they're originating from the same post that contained the fake news of Compass opening a GEG base. So I'd take that into consideration. I’m not sure ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of airline service at Naples, FL
Replies: 37
Views: 3174

Re: History of airline service at Naples, FL

I have a vague - maybe faulty - memory of OW doing MIA-APF briefly toward the end of the ATR operation (2008-2009 timeframe).

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 5941

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

GEG is a rough spot to be based unless you live in Seattle, Portland or Spokane. There aren’t too many options in or out. Not too much different from some of the Piedmont and PSA based on the east coast. Interestingly, I was just talking about the new E145 operation at Piedmont to someone recently,...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

Not sure Music City Star is the right type rail system. Nashville would support more of a light rail system like Dallas, Portland, OR and others. I doubt it'll ever happen. Lots of in this city are complaining we are growing too fast while transit isn't keeping up. For the first time since completi...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 5941

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

GEG is a rough spot to be based unless you live in Seattle, Portland or Spokane. There aren’t too many options in or out. Not too much different from some of the Piedmont and PSA based on the east coast.

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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12612

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

What is the question? How long ago did WN start using flight numbers above the 3000s. This thread was the first time I'd ever seen that. We’d have to get someone with inside info on that, I’d knows when that happened. My best guess is that WN started using 3xxx flight numbers in mid- to late-2013. ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3186

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

--It make it harder for potential customers to form a OneJet habit. Frequent travelers get to know what they want pretty quickly before they even check for flights, and especially for a small airline like OneJet flyer habits are important. --Because travelers tend to not split round trips, when the...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18220

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

JAL is part of oneworld so AA starting PHL-NRT just does not seem likely to me. PHL was an AA hub when JAL started the BOS flight yet they chose BOS over PHL. So JAL starting PHL-NRT seems even less likely than AA starting it. However, anything is possible - if there is enough demand and yield. The...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3186

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

I think legacy Midwest markets: MKE to FNT, GRR, DAY, RDU are possible candidates. STL might be on the map as well. Southwest only does 1 afternoon return, which is poor timing for business travelers. It's not quite apples to apples, but they do PIT-BNA against a single daily WN flight, so I'm not ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12612

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

What is the current pilot and f/a training situation on the Max? Can all bases staff it? I assume the workgroups are not 100 percent trained.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12080

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

It’s actually not a bad schedule for connecting to and from Europe. Despite a fairly late arrival, it catches many of AC’s TATL departures. International-international connections at YYZ are pretty easy. I get that, but whatever traffic they get from Argentina to Europe via YYZ will be the price se...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12080

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

Another interesting fact is that the EZE flight includes a day time return to YYZ. Not the most ideal time of arrival for connections. It appears that AC is targeting the point to point traffic mostly. In any case, the EZE market gets a significant boost in the number of seats offered, as it goes f...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 10856

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

Thanks as always, enilria! J1 CMH-MKE NOV 0>1.5 DEC 0>1.4 J1 MKE-OMA NOV 0>1.5 DEC 0>1.4 J1 PIT-PVD NOV 0>1.5 DEC 0>1.4 Interesting that OneJet is adding Milwaukee routes (and as a MKE guy nice to see of course.) OneJet pretty much seemed to be all Pittsburgh -- the county and state put up $3m in g...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 MD80 on RFD-SAN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: G4 MD80 on RFD-SAN?

FWIW, RFD-SAN is pretty easily doable on an M83, at least this time of year. AA flew M83s on STL-SFO, which is about 100 miles longer, almost until the route ended.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 14688

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

And IF BE makes the travel experience worse for higher-yielding pax, they will move to other travel providers. So how does more low-yielding pax and less high-yielding pax as part of the mix make any sense for legacies now? Well that's a big "if" - I'm not sure how the presence of basic e...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 14688

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Very flawed logic. The fact that people can afford something does not mean they want to pay for a lesser product. People flocking to Spirit have not "always wanted charges on carry-on", they do so because it is what they can afford. No question, so said differently - what those highly pri...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/20 ... 714563001/
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More renderings of the terminal renovations came out this morning. It sounds like the B extension may be out of the picture for now?

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/20 ... 714563001/

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5010

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

So just to be clear, pairings such as the following are included in this calculation, correct? YYC - ORD - MAN The first segment is only flown by United, and the second only by American, and no sane person would ever book this itinerary, but it's technically an itinerary that satisfies the requirem...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12080

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

I'm glad to see that SCL and EZE have grown enough that they can both handle their own flights. Both have consistently had service but AC has tried a number of different service patterns over the years, including some creative stuff like running a triangle one direction 3 days and the other 4 days.

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relief Flights to/from SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Re: Relief Flights to/from SJU

I heard on the radio (though I cannot find a link) that it is two flights per carrier per day to SJU. It sounds like the field is uncontrolled and has no working instrument approach facilities. The field is definitely not uncontrolled — not with over 100 arrivals and departures! Even STT has remain...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5010

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

Logical but sort of artificial. AMS gets credit for NCL-AMS-FRA but ORD does not get credit for SAN-ORD-BOS? They would both qualify. SAN-ORD-BOS is almost perfectly circuity via ORD (only 2 miles deviation than nonstop) per GCM No, I think SAN-ORD-BOS is omitted from the international rankings bec...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5010

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

The methodology is quite logical actually, in that that OAG properly considered number of viable connections within a time window and also ensured connections were not too circuitous since you would be unlikely to using a hub to essentially head back in the same direction you came from.. (for examp...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13395

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

Full of empathy, you are. Much of what you say is likely true in general regarding bogus certifications - but you don't know this case well enough to make a judgement. Use of the phrase "emotional support animal" rather than "service animal" is at least somewhat suggestive, no? ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transborder Connections at YYC
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Transborder Connections at YYC

I'm planning a trip to YVR next summer and considering a connection at YYC on WS. Has the new terminal eliminated security and baggage rechecking either coming from the States to Canada or going from Canada to the States? The website says this: The Connections Centre facilitates passengers arriving ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13395

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

This whole "service animal" thing is completely out of control. More and more people are abusing this. Service animals were for people with serious physical restrictions like blindness. Now today they are given out like candy. I feel sad when I am alone so I should have a service animal. ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 13730

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

I don't know how they would do it, but they need more presence in "fly over" country. Why do you say that? I don't necessarily have the right answer, but at some point the lack of coverage of major cities in the middle of the country will affect their ability to attract business travelers...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relief Flights to/from SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Re: Relief Flights to/from SJU

I heard on the radio (though I cannot find a link) that it is two flights per carrier per day to SJU. It sounds like the field is uncontrolled and has no working instrument approach facilities.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

I am confused what you are referring to in the first part.... But Dtown Nashville to Dtown ATL is 249 miles Dtown Indy to Dtown CHI is 182 miles Which evens out to about an extra hour of travel. Including traffic is too complicated, because you can't accurately calculate construction and amount of ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

It wouldn't make sense not to use Statewide numbers, because most of the Japanese investment is surrounding in the IND MSA. Have you seen the map of where the Japanese consulates are? http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulate-guide.html Putting one in IND wouldn't make any sense unless IND was N...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

It wouldn't make sense not to use Statewide numbers, because most of the Japanese investment is surrounding in the IND MSA. Have you seen the map of where the Japanese consulates are? http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulate-guide.html Putting one in IND wouldn't make any sense unless IND was N...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

Not exactly, few people know just how much Japanese investment there is around IND. For starters, among all U.S. states, Indiana has the largest amount of Japanese investment per capita. And out of US states, Indiana has the 3rd most Americans employed by Japanese companies (only behind California ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

And you say this because..... BNA is a stronger Japan market and IND is a stronger Korea and China market. Not exactly, few people know just how much Japanese investment there is around IND. For starters, among all U.S. states, Indiana has the largest amount of Japanese investment per capita. And o...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

it really depends on who starts flying these secondary markets first. If KE opens 10 new TPAC cities before JL does, IND is more likely to get TPAC service first. If JL moves first, BNA is more likely. And you say this because..... BNA is a stronger Japan market and IND is a stronger Korea and Chin...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 357
Views: 25469

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

I wouldn't expect a daily flight to TYO, and I believe there is precedent in flying less than daily (to start). IIRC, BOS and SAN did not start out as daily for JL, though not totally certain. While not as large of a presence as west coast cities, having two major Japanese companies, with industria...

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