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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 54
Views: 6865

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

JV does indeed mean dependency, go ahead an look it up, I'll wait. Please enlighten me on these routes at AA and UA. Uh, what? A JV is metal neutral, so to say DL is dependent on AF in CDG is stupid when it's all of the costs and profits are split. I wasn't speaking to that. I specifically said, &q...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 54
Views: 6865

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

DL financials are posted BEFORE taxes in an attempt to make it look much larger than it really is. Must be a 'Southern thing." As for JV, tell all of us what feed DL has at PHL? Since none of the JV partners you mention fly say MEM, or ROC, or MLI to PHL I have no idea what feed you would be t...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10407

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

This is not the same Southwest that Herb Kelleher presided over. This company is now slimly and duplicitous as any other. It is very sad that Southwest has decided to act just like those other airlines they were once so different from. I don't get the Southwest fanboys who support Southwest doing t...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10407

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Enplanements at Dallas Love Field with 70 gates in 1973 was 6.6 million. In 2016 with 20 gates there were 7.8 million enplanements. The difference between 1973 and 2016 is the size of the aircraft the airlines use now compared to 1973. Not necessarily. I am very inclined to believe those 70 gates w...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 16166

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

TheLion wrote:
Jakarta: after GA's cuts its possible, yet rather adventurous for conservative BA.


Would the runway weight limit situation at CGK permit nonstop 789 service to LHR?

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10111

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

I believe the China Eastern dilemma stems from the airport authority not getting along with them so well... however, with Korean leaving, maybe they'll be able to arrange a slot now. Why would KE leaving IAH have any effect on the slot that MU needs or wants to use for IAH-PVG? Maybe the airport au...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10111

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Well this is quite sad to see. Korean Air needs permission to shut down a route? I know Korean Air is way better than South African Airways, but an airline should not need permission to end an route that is loss making. What about China Eastern? Do they still plan on flying from PVG to IAH in the f...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10111

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

These articles are outdated. The route is taking about a two-week break but returns from 29 October. Take a look at the OAG thread.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 421
Views: 39665

Re: BA's Next US Destination

From downtown MKE to ORD is 1hour-1 hour and 25 minutes, makes sense that there would be a significant amount of TATL bleed from MKE to ORD. I've been to the Milwaukee suburbs many times. If I lived there I'd fly nonstop to Europe if I had the chance. There is nothing fun about driving to Chicago. ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3878

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

Nope, nobody does. Except for a few flights to Canada it's all domestic at La Guardia. In fact, I think Houston is the furthest destination served from La Guardia. Surprisingly there are no flights from La Guardia to let's say Los Angeles or San Francisco. Not a surprise as LAX & SFO are out of...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 82
Views: 12591

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Absent the merger, I suspect Northwest would have ultimately tried to do at SEA just what Delta has done. In fact, I think that was already somewhat telegraphed with the advent of the A330s and then the 787 order. That 787 order was the giveaway clue - that plane's range and economics were built fo...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3878

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

Nope, still outside the perimeter, preclearence or not. With preclearance, they could operate on Saturdays. Whether that is/would be worthwhile at that frequency is a different question. I always forget about that Saturday exception probably because its essentially worthless outside of a few leisur...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 82
Views: 12591

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Absent the merger, I suspect Northwest would have ultimately tried to do at SEA just what Delta has done. In fact, I think that was already somewhat telegraphed with the advent of the A330s and then the 787 order. That 787 order was the giveaway clue - that plane's range and economics were built fo...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 96
Views: 13512

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

Since when is Brasil a low cost place to do business? I have spent a lot of time there, and the labor regulations are really quite socialist. Salaries must pay a 13th month each year....and English speaking/writing employees are not cheap. Severance packages mandated by the government look like the...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3878

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

OzarkD9S wrote:
Nope, still outside the perimeter, preclearence or not.


With preclearance, they could operate on Saturdays. Whether that is/would be worthwhile at that frequency is a different question.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?
Replies: 16
Views: 2726

Re: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?

MEM was one of the smallest hubs - both demographically and economically - in the U.S. The fact that MEM was even a hub at all was, in and of itself, somewhat of an anachronism of a bygone era. The reality is that on September 12, 2001, the U.S. had too many network airline hubs. It took the better...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I realize this will Contrary to previous assertions, the concessions program is very good and getting better. You will note that, although I freely did so in the past, I did not criticize the concessions. It wasn't that long ago that One Flew South (one of the best airport restaurants in the countr...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

With regard to customer service, I think it depends on the airline we are talking about. DL's customer experience at ATL is pretty bad: big crowds, surly agents, and packed lounges pretty much all the time. If my itinerary permits it, I almost always pick DTW even if it's a bit more expensive. AA a...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I realize this will never satisfy the usual suspects, but one interesting way you can judge an airport is by what leaders of other airports have to say about it. I can assure you that people who run airports think that ATL is a marvel. And not just for operational efficiency. The volume of people t...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I fly Delta ALOT. I rarely ever need to interact with the gate agent. I am aware that DL's system is such that you can basically do anything you need to do on the Delta app or if not, its done automatically at the gate like waiting a seat assignment or waiting for an upgrade. So I am curious, whats...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I'd like to chime in. You just previously mentioned that you avoid ATL and opt for DTW when possible. How many flights out of ATL in the past 18 months have you had? Over any given 18 month period, I'm probably through ATL an average of once a month, though it tends to come in spurts. I fly Delta A...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 5486

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

Runway 4/22 is barely used. Anacostia is fine for the time being. Actually, don't approaches to runway 1 from the NE go down the east bank of the river and then turn to come back north? Anacostia is on the east bank of the river. If anyone has a graphic of the NextGen approach for runway 1 at DCA t...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

The pylons for boarding groups are an enormous step backward as far as gate crowding and, as you say, while the train and hallway layout isn't Delta's fault, it does not make for a good experience. Absolutely not. The pylons have moved the SP/Z1/2/3 masses out of the way so pre-boarders and now the...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

With all due respect, your notions of the ATL experience are outdated. There isn't much chance that you use ATL more than I do, and my experience is that the gate agents are generally great. There was a time when that wasn't the case, but that time is not now. And I rarely find the SkyClubs to be o...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

And with respect, I think that is detached from economic and operational reality. There is no other model yet that has proven as efficient, effective and lasting. Indeed, when I look at the way the airline industry - in the U.S., and globally - is evolving, and the trends of cost, complexity, effic...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I acknowledge people's points about the genius of today's mega-hubs; but because of increasing cost, complexity, inefficiency, and customer dissatisfaction I doubt that model will survive in the long run. Nothing else has. And with respect, I think that is detached from economic and operational rea...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 272
Views: 20673

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

They are new destinations that haven't been served. SJC is fairly close to OAK and SFO, which are already served quite well out of BNA. Do you honestly think WN will launch BNA-SJC at some point? It's more likely than BNA-OMA. OKC and OMA are small, stagnant stations. SJC is growing right now, and ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 272
Views: 20673

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

I do think we are getting close to the "max out" point at BNA, the point where WN won't add any new destinations because they wouldn't be worth flying them out of BNA. There are only four more routes (excluding BNA-PDX) I could see from BNA on WN. 1. BNA-ATL 2. BNA-IND 3. BNA-OMA 4. BNA-O...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 272
Views: 20673

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

I stand corrected. MDW also has PDX service on WN and they are east of the Mississippi. Shoot. Well, so much for that idea...... IMO, Alaska is still outlining it's strategy for the VX merger. They'll have transcon flights from SEA, PDX, SFO, LAX, SAN. (not sure about SJC). That gives them a lot of...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 272
Views: 20673

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

Any new service announcements for BNA coming anytime soon? WN has 14 gates (or should soon). I think they'll do PDX sooner or later. Probably up frequency on some routes. Nashville is in the running for the 2nd Amazon HQ despite many residents don't want it. If by chance it lands there, I'd expect ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

the cost of flying a passenger RDU-BNA is less than the cost of flying a passenger RDU-ATL/CVG-BNA. It very much depends on how "cost" is accounted. I strongly suspect that there are many situations where the incremental, marginal cost of flying a passenger on a nonstop, point-to-point RJ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

Put differently, AA and United may well have concluded that these non-hub "focus city" markets generate so much high-value business traffic just to the largest O&D centers that are AA/United hubs that the incremental, additional revenue contribution from point-to-point business traffi...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9354

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

airplanedaj wrote:
I think AA could easily build up their BOS and SFO operations a bit more, but they've tried and been unsuccessful with smaller focus cities (see BNA, STL, and SJC).


What are you talking about with STL? It was a 500 flight/day hub when AA acquired it.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 272
Views: 20673

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

Once a week to CUN seems insufficient, but I don't know what the market is. Most resorts and Travel packages companies book Cancun Sat-Sat, so once a week is fine. I've been to MMUN 10+ times and always fly out Saturday morning and return Saturday afternoon. The non-stops are great and we've done t...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 11527

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

If the anecdotes about corporate travel departments booking BE unknowingly are true, that's a problem with the rollout. Problems happen when new products and/or prices are introduced - virtually every time. Personally, I'm confident that the market - airlines and travelers - will figure it out. AA,...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 11527

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

I don't know that these problems are ultimately insurmountable (AC has unbundled for a while and has a pretty good system), but I do think that the legacies as a group have reacted in a somewhat kneejerk fashion to the ULCCs and have not thought through unbundling implementation as much as they sho...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 11527

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Even if they didn't lower fares and only stripped perks from the very lowest fare buckets, why did the cost of far more expensve fare buckets increase? Because fares, like the prices of virtually everything, go up over time. That's how it works. The U.S. airline industry - in the aggregate - is gen...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 91
Views: 12680

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

I do believe that DL will be expanding in BNA I think there are several cities they have yet to add plus increasing freqs on new markets recently added. Just curious since I live in Nashville part-time, where do you see them adding service? AUS DFW SAT MCI MSY PIT BDL IND LAS Just my SWAGS... Inter...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL51 From Heathrow Diversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 3535

Re: DL51 From Heathrow Diversion?

Same flight will now divert to DTW as well to clear customs, because SLC customs facility will not stay open for the delay. Interesting they chose DTW over somewhere closer to the route, that's pretty out of the way. I'm sure there's a valid reason for it, but it'll add quite a bit more time. Is it...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49048

Re: Kingston FIR outage

With Irma-limited operations in Florida, what will this affect other than flights in and out of Jamaica? ATL-South America?

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

In ATL you have to change terminals too. Huh? If we are defining ATL as a terminal change, is there any US hub where that is unnecessary on some itineraries? I guess BA to AA at PHX or SAN? Yes At DTW you arrive internationally in the very same building as you depart domestically. . . . Unless your...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

MSY yes, MKE is risky because it is hard to determine demand to Europe with so much bleed to ORD. FLL/PVD would be odd.... MKE could also draw from the wealthier north shore of Chicago. Its historically been strong for NW. But, no idea - this strategy on the whole has not been tested thoroughly and...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

klm617 wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
As I said earlier, Airlines love serving Capital cities such as Austin and Sacramento plus Indianapolis. Think "Government Jobs / Government Money".


Using that kind of logic then you would also have to add MEM into the mix.


Might want to check that atlas again . . .

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

Because it adds time to your trip and 376 miles in each direction at least out of the way who wants to do that when you can transfer at ORD with either AA or UA and probably cheaper. ATL is very noncompetitive if you are an IND originating traveler headed to Europe. It may add time. Westbound, ORD ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA terminals at PHL
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: AA terminals at PHL

Immediately pre-merger, US was on A West, A East, B, C, and F. IIRC AA was on A East.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

First of all when traveling from IND to europe most flights require a double connect even over DTW. The only places you could reach one stop over DTW are LHR, AMS, CDG, and FRA year rounf and FCO and MUC in the summer. The only hubs that offer onestop connections to most of Europe in the US are JFK...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I disagree about any cities that would use ATL to connect to Europe as there are already many one stop connections over that hub that one can make and makes a Nonstop to Europe kind of pointless. Don't know why any of you fail to mention MKE as it had a very large NW presence for years and most fli...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I disagree about any cities that would use ATL to connect to Europe as there are already many one stop connections over that hub that one can make and makes a Nonstop to Europe kind of pointless. Don't know why any of you fail to mention MKE as it had a very large NW presence for years and most fli...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I disagree about any cities that would use ATL to connect to Europe as there are already many one stop connections over that hub that one can make and makes a Nonstop to Europe kind of pointless. Don't know why any of you fail to mention MKE as it had a very large NW presence for years and most fli...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 298
Views: 29304

Re: DL Future Expansion

I'd add BNA as well, but maybe it's too close of proximity to the main ATL hub....... Good point. Is it really that much closer than RDU to make a difference? BNA is closer to ATL than RDU, so I don't know if DL would be keen on making Nashville a focus city. Especially since CVG is still a hub and...

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