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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 547
Views: 65180

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Agreed. A friend and AA employee told me that AA in CLE would transition to 738's and has plans to add more flights and destinations. Hope it's all true. The writing seems to be on the wall. There has to be something...8 or 9 gates for 33 flights (7/10/17) 7x ORD 4xDFW 7xCLT 3xMIA 3xLGA 1xJFK 3xDCA...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 547
Views: 65180

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

If I counted right today, AA now has 8 or 9 gates at CLE in Concourse C. Even opened C2 again. What do they have planned to use them or did CLE just give them a package deal? We all complain about CLE, but there are a lot of reasons to love no wait to take off or land almost every time. It is weird...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 48
Views: 8902

Re: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

BKK is just a crappy hub for North America. TG either has to operate money-bleeding ULH routes to be competitive on duration and stops or have to offer money-losing discounts to draw passengers on 2-stop journeys beyond BKK. Why should I fly TG SFO-ICN-BKK-HKT when I can fly SFO-HKG-HKT on CX or SF...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 48
Views: 8902

Re: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

It a surprise to me TG don't fly to YVR & SFO and code-share with *A partners AC & UA respectively. And with the B788 & A359 they have the perfect tool for the job. Because ULH from BKK is a sure money loser. BKK does not have the premium traffic to make ULH haul work. Flying to the US ...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 48
Views: 8902

Re: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

It a surprise to me TG don't fly to YVR & SFO and code-share with *A partners AC & UA respectively. And with the B788 & A359 they have the perfect tool for the job. Because ULH from BKK is a sure money loser. BKK does not have the premium traffic to make ULH haul work. Flying to the US ...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 61
Views: 6699

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

I'm going to be a naysayer and say this is going to not go well for Norwegian. Only the cheapest of the cheapskates will utilize this service and it will not be enough to cover the costs, especially if fuel prices ever increase. I give it two years (until the incentives run out) and then the flight...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did JetBlue fail on ORD-SJU?
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Why did JetBlue fail on ORD-SJU?

Considering how B6 has a pretty loyal following in Puerto Rico and has destroyed AA's hub in SJU and led to the discontinuation of many AA routes (most recently longtime route JFK-SJU), I wonder why B6 didn't succeed on ORD-SJU? I would have thought that they would have given AA and UA a run for th...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15262

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

They should move it to SJC instead. Be the ME3 pioneer at SJC instead of an afterthought at SFO...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 83
Views: 13635

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Wow, that is really trashy! I would only engage in such behaviour in an EY apartment or EK Suite, I have some class.

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 61
Views: 6699

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

I'm going to be a naysayer and say this is going to not go well for Norwegian. Only the cheapest of the cheapskates will utilize this service and it will not be enough to cover the costs, especially if fuel prices ever increase. I give it two years (until the incentives run out) and then the flights...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways 2016 financial results
Replies: 14
Views: 3284

Re: Qatar Airways 2016 financial results

That is nice. The accountants should get awards for their creativity...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27472

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

European tourists do actually visit Nashville. Just not by itself. I have encountered them. They usually combine Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans.

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27472

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Being realistic, europeans aren't lined up in the thousands waiting to buy tickets to IND/STL/BNA of all places when Chicago and Atlanta are so close, so to again be realistic tourism is not going to drive these flights. I disagree with that assessment. Each city has their own unique tourism draw. ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 630
Views: 120767

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Well, Somaliland doesn't have an air force but its army has rocket launchers. It's not known for sure if they can shoot down an aircraft at cruise altitude, so it's better not to risk it. I hope we don't reach that extreme, common sense must be above everything and I hope QR also apply common sense...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 630
Views: 120767

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

edu2703 wrote:
Somaliland cut ties with Qatar and shut air, land and sea access.

Somaliland is not internationally recognized and realistically has no way of enforcing a flight ban...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27472

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

After Delta gobbled up NWA. Is MSP considered a 2nd tier city? With NWA we used to have quite a bit of non-stops to asia, Hawaii, and Europe. Now I think we have daily two non-stop to CDG(Delta, Air France A340) and Amsterdam(Delta). Icelandair also comes in with a 757 daily to Rey. No. MSP has ple...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27472

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Distance is not really something to consider when you're talking LHLC. MKE is considered a Chicago market for that kind of thing. People will drive hours for a lower fare internationally.I feel like the advent of "Include nearby airports" on popular travel sites is a massive help to secon...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27472

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Distance is not really something to consider when you're talking LHLC. MKE is considered a Chicago market for that kind of thing. People will drive hours for a lower fare internationally.I feel like the advent of "Include nearby airports" on popular travel sites is a massive help to secon...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27472

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Wish DL would consider ONT-CDG/AMS. For the SoCal-Europe market that wants to avoid LAX. Sorry, but I doubt ONT will ever see any long haul nonstop route. Even LCCs such as WOW air and Norwegian flies from LAX. I don't see any reasons on the surface it wouldn't work Nobody wants to go to Ontario? D...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15006

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

The attacked man's photos have been released: http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2017/06/marlin_jackson_support_dog_bit.html http://media.al.com/news_mobile_impact/photo/Marlin%20Jackson%20Injuries%20-%20Alexander%20Shunnarah%20&%20Associates.jpg He deserves every penny that he is going to ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump nominates lawyer Christopher Wray to lead FBI
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Trump nominates lawyer Christopher Wray to lead FBI

I doubt he gets confirmed...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How is InterJet?
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: How is InterJet?

Hi all, I'm thinking of going to MEX in December to visit my friend who lives there. InterJet is offering some very good deals for that time, and operate at good hours. However, I haven't found many reviews of their inflight service - how is it? Do you recommend InterJet? Thanks. I flew MEX-HAV-CUN...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15006

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/06/06/veterans-support-dog-bites-delta-passenger-face-one-man-rushed-off-plane-one-man-weeps-dog-499284 Exactly what I thought was going to be the case, the mauled passenger is black. Owner probably (implicitly if not explicitly) trained the dog to consider black men...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 68
Views: 3599

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

So, another case of despotic foreign leaders taking advantage of Trump's ignorance and playing him like a banjo to serve their own goals... And now the idiot in chief is admitting to it by trying to somehow take credit for the whole thing. He is actually helping the harshest brand of islam and clai...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 159
Views: 19488

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Straw poll, which airline/route will drop Venezuela next? I'm thinking MIA will go 1x per day with AA very soon. Repatriating the $ is too much of a mess. MIA is close enough to CCS where the crew can go in and out and there is no need to overnight any crew. However, I could see that going to Ameri...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15006

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

I knew this was eventually going to happen. I know two DL gate agents that have been bitten by (obviously fake) "support" animals. Congress and the industry really need to take action...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 159
Views: 19488

Re: UA suspends CCS effective 7/1

Living in Venezuela, I am quite familiar with the situation. I was looking for a more specific reason, not just the sweeping things people always come up with here. Hard to get money out? What money? UA hasn't sold a single ticket here in years... Country a disaster? Sure, but it has been so for ye...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13272

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

It is not dumbing down the job to "coddle" people. Airline customer service is now a low-to-medium wage, high turnover job; companies do not want to spend a lot money training people that are going to quit in a few months or years on things that can easily be done online or in a call cent...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SJU regain hub status?
Replies: 42
Views: 6139

Re: Could SJU regain hub status?

The Puerto Rican economy has seen GDP growth every year for 10 year, less 2014. The government debt issues don't mean that the economy is bad. Actually, per the World Bank and adjusted for inflation, the GDP per capita in PR went down every year from 2006 - 2014. It has gone up the last two years, ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 31, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SJU regain hub status?
Replies: 42
Views: 6139

Re: Could SJU regain hub status?

A hub can exist and even prosper with limited O&D -- as long as it faces little or weak competition for its key traffic flows.  The key problem, though, for a hub at SJU would be that there are a number of better hubs (MIA, IAH, PTY, etc.) with better hub economics thanks to stronger O&D. A...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 31, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 8393

Re: African Aviation Thread

Cunard wrote:
Any updates on the Ghanaian start up airline GOLDSTAR?


I love Ghana but Goldstar is not to be taken seriously; it is just someone's pipe dream project. They have a stupid business plan and no money.

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR delays LAS again
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: QR delays LAS again

I don't think it will ever launch. They would be stupid to launch a new US route in the current political climate.

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 30, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 15394

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

The DFW-AMS flight is still an operational hot mess. I was at DFW yesterday and the AA staff seemed so excited that they managed to get AA 220 out only 45 minutes late (It is delayed 2 hours today)...

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by usflyer msp
Sat May 27, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $900 million worth of improvements to PHL
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: $900 million worth of improvements to PHL

Fwiw, OTG, the company that runs all the IPAD restaurants, is HQ'd at PHL.

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5473

Re: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT

jnev3289 wrote:
How will the news spin this as the airline's fault?


The plane was so uncomfortable he could not wait to get off...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 25, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

As you wish: ATL-ICN: 257 PDEW SEA-ICN: 205 PDEW DTW-ICN: 78 PDEW MSP-ICN: 30 PDEW As an added bonus, here is O&D to Japan: SEA-Japan: 225 PDEW DTW-Japan: 188 PDEW MSP-Japan: 92 PDEW Atlanta-Japan: 74 PDEW Thank you so much for posting these numbers it is much appreciated. What really is mind b...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Delta is way stronger in Europe than iit is in Asia and the scope of the ICN hub will never be what AMS and CDG are. Perhaps today. But you lack the vision to understand where DL is headed in the next few years with multiple hubs and the KE JV. I was hoping you'd stay on the DTW thread, but now you...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Delta is not going to operate a MSP-ICN link just so MSP originating passengers can have onestop service to BKK, TPE, MNL and SIN What do BKK, TPE, MNL, and SIN have do with anything? ICN provies access to 65+ destinations KE serves in Asia and prevents customers in many destinations from having to...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Where is YOUR hard data? You can't ask without providing the same in return? Jeremy I have seen the data. Given the size of the hub and the local markets, MSP could support a flight to TYO and ICN just fine. There is a hub on both sides with ICN and MSP. There is no reason with all the connections ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP-TYO only exists today because it was awarded the HND slot making HND only accessible over MSP from most of the Delta network. MSP-TYO was as good as dead if it wasn't awarded the HND slot Ed Bastian said so and he didn't make that comment about the PDX-TYO market meaning linking PDX to Asia was...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!
Replies: 18
Views: 3827

Re: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!

90 minutes is tight turn for a 332.

I am guessing WB has signed an interline agreement with LX. That is the only way Switzerland makes any sense (although CH is still is a popular place for African elites to store money that is often ill-gotten)...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 23, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

You can't tell me with a straight face that there is that many MSP originating passengers that are traveling to MNL, TPE, SIN and BKK to warrant a nonstop from MSP to ICN to give these passenger one stop service. Huh? MSP-TYO only exists today because it was awarded the HND slot making HND only acc...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

klm617 wrote:
You can't tell me with a straight face that there is that many MSP originating passengers that are traveling to MNL, TPE, SIN and BKK to warrant a nonstop from MSP to ICN to give these passenger one stop service.


Huh?

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 22, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Also, I don't understand why it's so hard for some to believe that DL can't possibly make work a flight between its 3rd largest hub (which has over 400 peak daily departures and around 50,000 daily seats) and the world's largest city as well as a market that has been served nonstop with no interrup...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 19, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

At one point Northwest also flew a weekly MSP-FRA nonstop. The DL MSP-KEF link is in retaliation for the FI flight. You can bet your life if FI ever ends MSP-KEF Delta will never fly that route again. Do you not find it odd that MSP can sustain two dailies to KEF in the summer but yet there isn't e...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 19, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 15394

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

United has the advantages of (1) a megahub in NYC, by far the largest and most important U.S. it. correction, EWR is NOT in NYC, not even close. It might serve the great people of NYC but is not even close to NYC. JFK is the ranking and #1 airport in NYC. As for megahubs, I wouldn't go so far as to...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13272

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Another piece of this is getting the act of ticketing and reissues out of the airport environment; when you approach a ticket counter agent about buying a ticket, they'll point you to a pay phone and ask you to call Reservations. Why? Because of that same efficiency you asked for; it's more efficie...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 17, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13272

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

That eliminates any customer who wants to pay cash for their ticket. Through my years at AA, I've probably built and sold a couple hundred tickets paid in cash at the ticket counter. If every one of them walked over to another airline because I told them I couldn't sell him a ticket and pointed the...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 5531

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

While I have not personally traveled through ADD, colleagues of mine have and told me the same story. Plus a funny smell in one of the lounges too (as in too many people). So much so that it was better to wait outside the lounge for the connecting flight Yeah, labour is so cheap in Ethiopia that AD...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13272

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Another piece of this is getting the act of ticketing and reissues out of the airport environment; when you approach a ticket counter agent about buying a ticket, they'll point you to a pay phone and ask you to call Reservations. Why? Because of that same efficiency you asked for; it's more efficie...

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