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by compensateme
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the 757
Replies: 9
Views: 3219

Re: AA and the 757

What AA hasn't done is comprehensively refurb aircraft interiors within the last five years of aircraft life. That gives a mixed passenger experience as they notice the absence of bigger bins, AVOD, AC power, etc. in old aircraft. Conversely, DL has updated aircraft and then parked them in less tha...

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by compensateme
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I guess so, if I had to guess the 73W will be back by next winter since it could be doing seasonal rotations. Wouldn't you think that people would use SNA for Disneyland travel? I'm not familiar with SoCal. Could be although I wouldn't be surprised to see DL stick with the 757 on the route, since i...

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by compensateme
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It’s a big deal that SNA is going to a 757, more seats everywhere indicates it’s doing well. Not really. The upgauging likely has more to do with providing operational flexibility, as the 73G is an orphan at both DTW & SNA. SNA is likely targeted at SNA POS (southern Orange County specifically)...

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by compensateme
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I agree with ncflyer - really nice article by Susan Glaser on cost per emplanement at CLE. UA paying $30 per passenger while other airlines pay as little as $3! And it is nice to see Kennedy being chatty. I was afraid City Hall had muzzled him. It's a really crappy article IMO. CLE has done an exce...

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by compensateme
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I disagree with this. Concourse A should be the one that demolished. It would be beneficial to invest in Concourse D as it wouldn't be at the end of it's useful life like A is. There's nothing to disagree. A project whose goal was to demolish A, build a replacement FIS in B or C and reconfigure/ref...

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by compensateme
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6734

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

Ive seen CLT's O&D numbers domestic and international. Im not overestimating the size of the market, its overall pretty small. Its just bigger than BNA. That's splitting hairs; the difference between CLT & BNA is negligible. CLT works for a multitude of reasons, including (a) a large, moder...

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by compensateme
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6734

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

Not really. O&D traffic is more profitable than connecting traffic as a rule. Of course you can get J and F passengers with connections and airlines get many of them on a daily basis, but people are willing to pay premiums for nonstops. Yes, which was my point -- you're overestimating the size ...

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by compensateme
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6734

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

[ CLT has the banking industry to fill the front cabin to a lot of destinations. BNA doesn't have that. You're making generalizations. Those front cabins are filled with connecting passengers -- the same connecting passengers that a hypothetical UA SE hub would compete for. CLT has the least amount...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Several things have changed since that time. First off UA is consistently and hugely profitable, the merger is in the rearview mirror now. Secondly, the tax code has changed pretty dramatically. Third, I think CLE has a better sense of how it will be served by the airlines going forward. I'm confus...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

And it would go down faster if they were able to draw more carriers. That's TBD. CLE's had two years of unprecedented growth -- 20%+ increase in enplanements in less than 2 year, unheard of for a mature market, and largely driven by low fares that aren't sustainable. I've written before that a mark...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

As far as UA is concerned I’m sure both parties could come to a negotiated settlement to shorten the lease terms for upfront money, the end of the lease I’d not that far away after all— and the amount owed has to be chump change to UA. They did the opposite -- UA extended its leases throughout CLE ...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

IMHO any master plan that doesn’t address what to do with D is worthless. CVG faced reality and downsized its facility, and it looks like PIT is headed in that direction. There has been zero public comment on this issue since UA left, so D— though a more modern facility than the rest of the complex...

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by compensateme
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DL's actually cut peak winter capacity YOY into MCO, RSW and FLL (the latter even lost a flight); TPA & MIA will see very small increases. Additionally, they shrunk the duration of the peak winter schedule (which is not limited to DTW). service through the years, select markets : 2000 MCO: D9S, ...

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by compensateme
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW C Concourse
Replies: 30
Views: 4275

Re: DTW C Concourse

The last bank of the night has nearly all gates used at this point, and DL has now admitted with the delay of the C Series the MD88's and CRJ-200's will be flying around longer than anticipated as the Mobile, AL plant revs up to produce the new jets (Per earnings call transcript). :confused: For eq...

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by compensateme
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

The aforementioned are examples of fares that have been available since the fall and have decent availability into the future; even UA has matched. I think this is much of F9's problem. I don't think they thought UA would match fares like that from CLE.[/quote] Or perhaps the low fares were necessa...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 6685

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

They'd care if one McDonalds had better quality food than another, based on ownership. :confused: Not at all the point, of course, but McD's still reigns as the most popular restaurant in the country. In this case, I argue that there's a huge difference between a CRJ and a 757, and passengers do ca...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Someone late last year posted that they expected more, not less from United at CLE this year. I don't know if we will see more destinations, but perhaps more capacity? Scott Kirby's last address to investors seems to indicate that they plan on "reviving smaller markets." He believes that ...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 6685

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

This is so stupid. It's not at all accurate to say that flights operated by third-party regional operators are Delta flights, American flights, etc. Different call signs, different operating certificates, different crews. Heck, often times the equipment isn't even owned by the airline whose name is...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^Why is F9 cutting so much in CLE--esp. after recently announcing connecting flights in CLE (and a few other cities)? Poor performance. $49 fares to LAX and $29 to MCO (among other fares) are great for passengers, but simply not sustainable. Take advantage of them while they last. CLE the only mark...

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by compensateme
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17927

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair727 wrote:
^Why is F9 cutting so much in CLE--esp. after recently announcing connecting flights in CLE (and a few other cities)?


Poor performance. $49 fares to LAX and $29 to MCO (among other fares) are great for passengers, but simply not sustainable. Take advantage of them while they last.

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by compensateme
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Thanks for pointing these out, but most are fairly routine. Markets like GRB regularly see mainline -- it's not uncommon for DL to schedule 2x717, 319 one period and 5xCR9 the next. With the continued reduction in 50-seat flying, mainline will become more commonplace in these markets. The 319 to GSP...

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by compensateme
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW C Concourse
Replies: 30
Views: 4275

Re: DTW C Concourse

Capacity increases are via upgauging; DL's planning fewer flights via DTW in 2018 than in 2017. CRJ movements are expected to drop nearly a third YOY -- which likely means additional "C" gates will be shuttered. Most likely, they'll be shuttered and left to rot until/unless DL decided to r...

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by compensateme
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Most offices in downtown provide free parking to their employees. Even private parking structures and street parking lots are not gouging like other cities. There is no free parking within the extended downtown core, other than a limited amount of street parking (often in sketchy areas) — consisten...

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by compensateme
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

If highway areas were improved in the region it might make things easier. If Detroit is going to be a world class city, at least put a train from the airport to downtown. Metro Detroit has excellent highway access :confused:. A SMART recently launched direct bus service from Downtown Detroit to Met...

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by compensateme
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Nationally, mass transit is in decline; outside of NYC, its primary ridership is those who cannot afford to drive -- whereas those who can afford to drive, well drive. Consider Los Angeles/Orange County, which invested tens of billions (and has committed another 120B+) over the past 20 years has see...

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by compensateme
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DL's recent schedule change downgauged two of the three FNT-ATL flights from the MD-88 to CR9 (during late winter/spring). I projected this last year, when WN announced termination of its FNT services. The lion's share of FNT's catchment is coming throughout Michigan in search of lower fares -- just...

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by compensateme
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DL flows a passenger over the hub with the lowest cost. If, for example ATL costs $10 less per passenger than DTW, DL can save $100,000,000 by flowing 10,000,000 people who could through either TL or DTW through ATL. There's a limit on this, but DTW is lower cost than JFK or LGA, so DL would probab...

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by compensateme
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I think it’s pretty incredible that DL’s planning eight daily flights to LAX this summer — the most EVER offered from DTW, especially as DL scales back capacity from LAX to elsewhere in the system. Will be interesting to see if SNA sticks around — been on several of the flights and loads have been m...

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by compensateme
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15826

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Was looking at some LF's and WN is running 93% LF's to MCO, why don't they extend this flight? LF doesn’t tell the whole story; F9, for example, had similar LF but largely abandoned MCO for MIA. You have to consider that WN operates MCO only ~8 times annually. Not only do those 8 dates represent am...

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by compensateme
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153009

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

^I've edited my post about AMS above--and then noticed these responses (on a new page). I've updated my post to say CLE-AMS on KLM, not DL. Though, if not KLM, I'd still go with CLE-AMS, but on DL. I’d be even more surprised if it was KL. KL’s fleet is equally stretched next summer, DL & KL usu...

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by compensateme
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153009

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

I’d be surprised if it was DL. DL has already overscheduled its long haul fleet next summer (which will require some minor schedule changes to rectify), placed domestic-configured 757 on select routes and extended the life of a 763A to operate SLC/HNL. CLE/AMS would consume an entire aircraft and qu...

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by compensateme
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9134

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

Why it was necessary to have CRJ-200's on every route is beyond me. It got way too crazy... It was done to build frequency, in an era in which regional capacity was profitable but mainline was not; later, when DFW was closed, a ton of regional jet flying was dumped into CVG (and SLC to a lesser ext...

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by compensateme
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

DeSpringbokke wrote:
The A330-300s are needed for the move to replace the 767s on LHR routes, so hence the move.


They’re using 332 to LHR, so that’s not the reason.

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by compensateme
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9134

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

There is no comparison whatsoever. CLT is one of the largest, most profitable airline hubs on Earth. Yes, ATL is bigger and even more profitable. That is the ONLY reason why people can question CLT. There’s nothing magical about a southeast gateway; CLT has the least local traffic of any medium/lar...

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by compensateme
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

With the D gates getting an extra wide body international gate one can only assume that there is something in the pipeline otherwise why make that investment if there wasn't any rumor of directional international traffic at DTW. My bet for the short term is LH to MUC and EK to DXB Nothing is planne...

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by compensateme
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

We’re used to it. How many “I predict” and “rumor is” have been posted? Absolutely no credibility and brings the whole DTW forum look like a bunch of idiots. Wrong. Most of the “predictions” I’ve posted over the last two years, including DL to SNA, UA to SFO, LCC service to Europe, seasonal NK to S...

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by compensateme
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7209

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

in relation to the above discussions regarding SYD, DL have mentioned it previously. https://www.ausbt.com.au/delta-eyes-sydney-for-new-airbus-a350-and-its-business-class-suites The article also mentioned MEL as a possible DL destination for Asia/Pac, although I doubt that now that VA has re-entere...

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by compensateme
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7209

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

I just did a rough calculation on DL A350's usage so forgive me if anything is miscalculated. DTW-ICN/NRT: 3 frames DTW-PVG/AMS: 3 frames LAX-PVG: 1.5 frames DTW-PEK: 1.5 frames So that's 9 frame in total. They'll have 11 by mid-2018 and 12 by year-end. Sounds to me that a SYD rotation is entirely ...

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by compensateme
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7209

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

The reason I don't think it will continue to SYD at this time is that the new LAX-CDG/AMS 77L flights rotate quite well with the SYD service, so if SYD loses the 77L, then those flights would need an equipment change too. Actually, both CDG and AMS have been downgauged to the A333, so SYD still rem...

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by compensateme
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

More Detroit cuts this week by your hub airline Delta while it continues to pile on in Atlanta. DL DTW-FLL APR 6>5 MAY 5>4 JUN 5>4 JUL 5>4 No change in capacity -- last summer, the route operated as 5xM90, next summer it's planned as 4x757. Less frequency, but the same number of seats. The 757 make...

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by compensateme
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight
Replies: 125
Views: 18802

Re: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight

The PVG flight was interesting; DL was seeking volunteers for the flight saying while it wasn’t oversold, it was “heavy.” They started at $1500 but increased it to $2500. I wasn’t on this flight — I had just arrived into DTW and went out of my way to seek out what will be my last 747 departure sight...

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by compensateme
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

Former Detroit Metro Airports CEO Jerry Nardone has been selected as the new CEO for Columbus (CMH). Does anyone have any thoughts on the job Nardone did while in Detroit? Why would someone leave one of the largest airports in the country to take over an airport considerable smaller? More $$$ and t...

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by compensateme
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL DAL-DTW?
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: DL DAL-DTW?

Back when DL was initially making their case for access to gates at DAL in 2013 they announced plans to add service to DTW, MSP, LAX, and additional ATL flights. http://news.delta.com/delta-plans-expansion-dallas-love-field Never happened with the ongoing DAL Love Field disputes. I doubt DL would b...

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by compensateme
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

I'd be curious to know what it is for Japan as there's a noticeable Japanese expat community in the Novi area. It's not unusual for me to go to 12 oaks mall and hear several conversations being spoken in Japanese. Wayne State estimated the Japanese-born population living in Metro Detroit to be arou...

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by compensateme
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

Polish immigration to Metro Detroit has not been that significant in the past 30 years. The peak wave of immigrants arrived in Metro Detroit from Post WWII through the 1970s. In the past 30 years most Polish immigrants have gone to New York or Chicago. Most of the first generation immigrants are de...

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by compensateme
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

But any flight to India that's not on the ME3 is over priced that's why Delta want's the ME3 out of the way they want to sell their $2500 RT tickets to India. DL is hardly overpriced; its lowest published fare, which includes travel year-round (and has excellent availability), is roughly $1500 to D...

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by compensateme
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

<sigh> As I've written many times, if a flight's timed and priced right, people won't carry whether they backtrack. ATL, for example, is DL's largest connection point from points northeast to posts west, even though people are traveling a few hundred miles out of their way. You really think that's g...

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by compensateme
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderators support DTW, censor any opposing view
Replies: 20
Views: 5672

Re: Moderators support DTW, censor any opposing view

Here's an example of an a.net crew member baiting the poster in question (nothing was said about DTW until his posting): http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380497 Really they should have stopped in DTW. How could DL ignore their best station, DTW would have been the wiser divers...

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by compensateme
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

Has anyone seen the article about YNG wanting to do DTW on Southern Airways? This would be neat, maybe airlines like Contour or Boutique would follow and recognize EAS routes, I’m pretty sure MKG or FDY doable. Waste of taxpayer money; the Youngstown area is less than an hour's drive from CLE and P...

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by compensateme
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

]DTW-SJC is very likely since it’s now the largest underserved market and premium heavy. I don’t see why they’d do a Saturday ANC. I also don’t see them bringing BGR back. YVR was 2x 320 on Sat, it never left or got in light. Perhaps we can expect an SMF return too, DL does a good job with SFO so t...

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