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by compensateme
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 25
Views: 7057

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

None of those markets really need a truly premium cabin product or experience. These are mainly holiday destinations and not heavy on business travel so kind of makes sense to reassign the DeltaOne equipped 757's to markets where there is real demand and they can charge a premium. JFK-SNN on EI has...

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by compensateme
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1187
Views: 133546

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Thank you compensateme, very informative. Hindsight being 20/20 it sure seems like money spent on the runway would have been better spent on a better pax facilities? I remember when that runway project was attached to people dreaming about flights to Asia. . . boy does that seem comical now. CLE ac...

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by compensateme
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1187
Views: 133546

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Right, that is where the provincialism of this town is infuriating, too many people grew up here and have lived no where else to see what is out there in the US and abroad. The old art museum was perfectly adequate in fact it was pretty damn fantastic, but the new one is absolutely magnificent. Did...

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by compensateme
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1187
Views: 133546

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2017/11/build_a_new_cleveland_hopkins.html#incart_river_home_pop Really nice discussion over on cleveland.com debating merits for new airport. To me it's a no brainer needed. Whether the money exists, who the heck knows. But how can Kansas City and Pittsbur...

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by compensateme
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta partners with Auburn
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Delta partners with Auburn

https://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news/2000/0002/9900-172.html

I'm not part of this loop, but I do ponder if DL continued the relationship.
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NW partnered with Western Michigan's aviation program for decades, even donating a classic 747 in 2000:

https://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news/2000/0002/9900-172.html

I'm not part of this loop, but I do ponder if DL continued the relationship.

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by compensateme
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 49
Views: 4870

Re: PIT remodeling airport

In 1992 the New York Times published "Pittsburgh Builds Airport of Future Now" In 2017 the Allegheny County Airport Authority responded, "Just Kidding" One of two things is going on here, neither is good. 1. Allegheny County Airport Authority is so corrupt it is going to saddle ...

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by compensateme
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 41
Views: 11830

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

I'm baffled that a.net's stunned DL's retiring the MD-88 and MD-90. A few years ago, did DL intend on flying these aircraft long-term? Yes. But then they subsequently ordered 200+ CS100, B739 and A321 -- and most of these planes will be on property within the next 3-4 years. They're done retiring ot...

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by compensateme
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

I will say, I highly doubt that DTW-PHL will be 5x A320 next summer, I almost guarantee there will be a mix of MD88/MD90s in there as well as 717s. A lot depends on how they route aircraft and/or bridge aircraft and crews around the system. In summer 2017, PHL had like 4+ MD88/90 RON aircraft from ...

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by compensateme
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

I'm requesting that those who choose to do nothing but troll trolls in this tread to stay away -- doing something more productive with your time!!! To support PSU's posting, before the schedule change, PHL was scheduled as a CR9, 2x717, 2xM88 & 2xM90 next summer; it's now scheduled as 5x320. Wh...

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by compensateme
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20741

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

NW went bankrupt. DL could honor the contract or not. The terms obviously didn't meet DL's needs. NW shouldn't have gone bankrupt... Almost undoubtedly, NW ordered the 787 knowing it would likely file for bankruptcy, but saw the aircraft as the future of its Pacific network. It affirmed the order a...

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by compensateme
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20741

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

AWACSooner wrote:
And because DL decided not to honor the 787 contract that NW had.


You don't know that. It's probable that Boeing offered NW the right to cancel or convert the 787 order should it not meet outlined then expectations (it didn't).

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by compensateme
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

They declared bankruptcy on September 15th, 2005. Unless that was a fraudulent filing, that would be plenty of evidence. Nope, they emerged in 2007. You were explicit that they were GOING into (another) bankruptcy. Try again. (And you might be too young to remember, but DL declared bankruptcy the s...

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by compensateme
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 4962

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

Overnight flights are almost always the lowest yielding/lowest priced flights -- it's about the only way you can attract sufficient passengers (with few exceptions, like NYC-LAX). They exist because they utilize resources that would otherwise be idle and airlines see it as an opportunity to earn rev...

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by compensateme
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I meant DTW is getting a another flight to LAX... It operated this past summer, but is being expanded to the late winter/spring schedule. An increase in frequency but not service, as the 757/753 are being pulled from the route. ...and NW was going bankrupt. You just don't get it, do you? Source? Or...

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by compensateme
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Oh I believe you. It is amazing the schedule routings you get when booking DL flights. It's almost to the point where they will route pax flying SEA-LAX via ATL. But all kidding aside those 2 RJ flights to MSP run almost full, so I don't think DL would kill it just because it wants to route pax via...

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by compensateme
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

As far as FNT goes where WN was not successful was understanding that the FNT market was basically to Florida something Airtran understood. Had WN kept the FNT-ATL flights giving FNT passengers more options to Florida they might have had a better success rate as Aitran did but when you have a choic...

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by compensateme
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

With WN closing FNT, DTW gained nothing and lost a BWI frequency. It's not surprising. As discussed many times, DTW has never been a strong market for WN; our business market has largely shunned it and NK has scooped up much of the leisure market. On the plus side, WN's will be operating a 737 MAX ...

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by compensateme
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4244

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

Not the A359 and 777-specific Delta One seats with partitions, or will they? Hasn't been unveiled yet, but whatever product is in them will be comparable to the 359 - not a doubt about it. I think when DL shrunk/pushed out the A350 delivery plan the planes that evaporated from delivery were SEA pla...

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by compensateme
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4244

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

I believe the A339 is being directed to SEA for TransPac flights beginning in 2019/20. 339 is a 767 replacement. I don't think DL has specifically mentioned from where it will fly. I think its safe to say it will pretty much fly from both coasts. DL has been very explicit that the 339 will operate ...

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by compensateme
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 19726

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

<sigh> CPE is a very broad, vague number. It's calculated by total costs / total passengers. But don't be deceived -- it's not a check cut per passenger; an airport like JFK will have different costs per terminal, and each airline will have its own cost pool, despite the presentation of a singular n...

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by compensateme
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

[In 2018 you should start to see demolition of the Smith & Berry terminals which will lead eventually to the 4 additional gates on the North Terminal. This is for 3 narrowbody gates on the north end, and 1 additional widebody/FIS capable gates on the South end. Plus will lead to a whole bunch m...

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by compensateme
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 329
Views: 28228

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

I wouldn't hold my breath on CVG expansion either. WN has been here at MSP since 2009. They do well but have had very slow, methodical expansion. I think they could seriously add cities here, depending upon what SY does under their new ULCC model (i.e. will they need all the gates they have?). WN h...

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by compensateme
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 56183

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

If the DTW-AMS flight that is moving to the A350 is the early flight (departs DTW at 1609 and arrives back at 1155), then only 9 frames are needed. Rotation could be DTW-NRT-DTW-PVG-DTW-AMS-DTW-ICN-ATL-ICN-DTW-PEK-DTW. That rotation allows 2+ hours for all turns except for DTW-NRT-DTW with 1 h 50 m...

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by compensateme
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11115

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

Can't understand how neither AA not UA could sustain service on MSP-LAX, especially with some of their smallest equipment. Jeremy They didn't have a problem filling planes -- they just couldn't attract enough premium traffic. Alas, it's hard to make money flying 76-seaters when your fare average is...

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by compensateme
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Delta Officially Calling RDU a Hub?
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Is Delta Officially Calling RDU a Hub?

"Hub," "focus city," etc. are just marketing terms. A hub, by definition, is just a place where people make connections. Delta sells connections through IND, DFW, etc. Does that make these places hubs? Reality is, there's very little connecting traffic flowing through BOS or RDU....

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by compensateme
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Anyone have an adult answer on how connecting traffic affects PDEW? My apologies, I thought you were being sarcastic. Airlines report the details of your tariff to the DOT -- that is, what you paid for your flight, the number of coupons in your ticket, the routing you traveled, etc. The DOT uses th...

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by compensateme
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Not really caring whose got the bigger manhood but if a CLE-EWR-LHR routing only counts in the EWR-LHR passenger count how is either city properly measured? Much less the drive to other airport folks. Or am I mistaken on what I've read on this forum? If all the traffic on CLE-EWR-LHR comes from CLE...

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by compensateme
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Please try not to rewrite history. Before deregulation, Northwest was satisfied to be the dominant carrier between the USA and Asia, and had a relatively small domestic network, almost totally concentrated in the northern half of the USA. When deregulation came along, United went headlong into Asia...

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by compensateme
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Try to understand this: DTW and MSP are hubs because Northwest was desperate to find somewhere - anywhere - they could build a fortress hub. All the more desirable options - New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami - were taken by stronger, quicker-to-get-there competitors. NW was left with Minneapoli...

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by compensateme
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

On another topic some earlier comments on this forum driving me nuts. I'm an accountant by training, I can assure you there is no GAAP for an income statement for a hub airport, there is so much judgment that goes in to such a formulation-- anyone of us on this forum could rattle 10 ways in which j...

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by compensateme
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Just curious why CO announced a major expansion to CLE that started to happen in 2008 (soon killed and gutted below prior ops with the great recession) when the place was loosing money since 2004 or 10.years prior to the final hub closure. Were they really planning to allocate some resources to the...

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by compensateme
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

You've said this several times now, which caused me to think you didn't quite get what many were saying on here (including your uncalled for jab at MasseyBrown). And then I thought, perhaps you were one of the auditors in the case, as you kept referring to the very personal side of an auditor's fir...

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by compensateme
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

I will believe my direct conversations with management and document review over your conjecture and hypothesizing. Try checking SEC filings, the operation cost of business at CLE (beyond landing fees) and the performance metrics of the hub. Close it because it was smallest, fine. Compose a story to...

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by compensateme
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

I don't see your comments being any more fact-based than others'. You cite steady traffic, but you pick the sample dates; other dates would produce a different story. You cite an outside auditor who had to rely on UA assumptions and allocations; all he proved is that the numbers add up correctly. W...

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by compensateme
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Most of the people who crowed over the UA hub CLE closure were also saying that Hopkins enplanements would be severely reduced and that the airport was essentially dead. Some even said that CLE's passenger totals would be down to 4-5 million a year. They never saw WN expansion or F9/NK entering the...

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by compensateme
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8587

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

There's no thru flights with that routing, but the early LAX-HNL will go to a 767ER in place of the domestic 767 that flew the same flight last year. DL hasn't regularly operated the 763A on LAX/HNL in quite awhile. That early flight has been a 763ER for years, used for utilization / bridging aircr...

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by compensateme
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

The point of mergers is to make more money through economies of scale (and eliminating competition), meaning, in this case closing hubs. The minute the CO-UA merger was sealed, hubs and jobs had to go. That's the point of the merger. So they clearly wanted to close CLE as geographically its redunda...

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by compensateme
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

One thing I will share is that I have personally seen the correspondence between UA and CLE when they decided to dehub CLE. The first pieces of information contained several grammatical errors and the wrong routes in which they would cut. It seemed to be very rushed and shortly after the announceme...

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by compensateme
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8587

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Delta will have removed the 16 domestic 767s by the end of October. And 9 of the 16 747s. In the meantime they have received 10 A330CEOs and 2 A359s. Some domestic flying will go to the 25 A321s and 85 739s, but these are mostly replacing more than 70 757s that have been retired. And allowing 738s ...

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9576

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

There's absolutely no truth to this, UA UA was in the process of downsizing IA in favor of CLE... UA was never "in the process" of downsizing IAD. The number of scheduled flights has been dropping, but that's a derivative of dwindling 50-seat jets (from IAD, the number of departures on 50-...

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I don't know of many people who drive to YYZ to fly to Florida as there is zero benefit. DTW captures the majority of the YQG-area originating traffic to Florida...and obviously connections to Florida are available via YYZ on AC. I'm not calling doom on PD however -- this IS a niche product and a n...

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I think the problem with National was that the airline had no credibility and no one wanted to risk taking the chance that their Florida vacation would be ruined by the flights never happening like what happened with the YYT-SFB flights. I also think it would have been a whole different story if th...

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8587

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

If you didn't know already Hawaii is a very seasonal market from all the US, even the west coast.... Seasonal variances aren't nearly as strong from the West Coast. The MSP to DTW comparison is interesting, but MSP is still larger even though it dips in Summer.... MSP's is on pace to have grown nea...

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Because where DL can capture anything extra is brownie points for DL, why would someone want to cross the border just to travel to Detroit or come down to Florida? DTW is open to more people, more connections and more willingness to take the flight. There is no market DTW-MLB. NK served the market ...

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1498
Views: 107307

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

National Airlines' service from YQG-SFB was a total disaster, in spite of the free baggage allowance and free meals. Amazingly, Essex County residents thought it was more convenient to cross the border and transit through the DTW mega complex to fly directly into MCO than it was to fly nonstop from ...

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Expands Seasonal MLB Services
Replies: 38
Views: 3454

Re: Porter Expands Seasonal MLB Services

ahj2000 wrote:
DOES YQG even have preclearance? If so, this might be the first PD flight needing immigration on arrival to the us.


No. When National Airlines operated YQG-SFB a year ago or so, the flights cleared at SFB.

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Expands Seasonal MLB Services
Replies: 38
Views: 3454

Re: Porter Expands Seasonal MLB Services

Porter's 74 seat config. is very comfortable. I'd do it in a heartbeat. Very comfortable? The seat is tight and the cabin is deafening. Porter's service is superb for short flights, but it's certainly not worth the trade off for a 3-hour flight. Plus, there's no lounge at YQG or MLB so that takes s...

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by compensateme
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8587

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

TW operated the 757 from STL-HNL -- the eastbound flight was scheduled nonstop but the westbound flight made a stop at LAX. Many of the 757 that operated these flights are with DL today.

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by compensateme
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-MCO on NW in April 1996 - equipment?
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: DTW-MCO on NW in April 1996 - equipment?

DTW-MCO also saw the 747 depending on the day, but its DTW departure would have been too early for a LGW connection. So your flight was likely a DC-10-40 on flight 442. If you knew the exact day, we could even find out the reg number. Only because I know some people will ask: per the spring 1996 ti...

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by compensateme
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-MCO on NW in April 1996 - equipment?
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: DTW-MCO on NW in April 1996 - equipment?

In April 1996, NW442 was scheduled to depart DTW at 7:10PM and arrive in MCO at 9:45PM. It was operated with DC-10-40 equipment. This is the flight that was timed to connect with service from LGW and one of two flights on the route operated with widebodies (the other was a morning flight) so I'm pre...

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