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by rajincajun01
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 131
Views: 16227

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25

ahj2000 wrote:
HDN to FLL? That’s an interesting route. BOS instead of JFK is also different than what I would have thought


Not enough demand to compete with UA who already serves EWR possibly.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18282

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

Or maybe those words are true? Fanboy attitude makes you loose objectivity. Or be able to cancel the whole A321 NEO order without penalties I'm not a fanboy of either side, but that smells right to me. You don't air your own dirty laundry in public, particularly if nobody else knew about it and in ...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6556

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Blerg wrote:
Is there an airport with a lot of Spirit and Silver flights? Now that would be a sight.


FLL and TPA

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by rajincajun01
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6556

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Because pink and flamingos will be popular in Branson, Chicago and Houston!

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by rajincajun01
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

1. i see little reason for AA to drop PIT. it does pretty well and generally goes out full. When I worked that flight and it was 3x daily, it rarely went full. Just because a flight is full doesn’t mean it’s profitable, or that there isn’t a better yield on another route for Trans States. AA hasn’t...

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by rajincajun01
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11336

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Great Lakes could have in no way afforded the PC-12. They could barely keep their fleet aloft as it was. None of their aircraft had GPS and at least the 1900s did not have autopilot. Air Traffic Control would constantly have to vector aircraft for shortcuts. If you cannot afford GPS, how could you ...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

ERJ170 wrote:
China traffic outpaces India? There is a much larger Native Indian population in NC


I’m guessing China is more business travel. India is less so.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11336

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Great lakes was literally just THAT bad. Flying super expensive B1900's doesn't help when your competition is flying Pc-12's with exactly half the fuel burn. Had they bought PC-12's, ZK would still be here today. Very short sighted comment. Boutique Air has lost out on many of their EAS bids (espec...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11336

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Great lakes was literally just THAT bad. Flying super expensive B1900's doesn't help when your competition is flying Pc-12's with exactly half the fuel burn. Had they bought PC-12's, ZK would still be here today. Very short sighted comment. Boutique Air has lost out on many of their EAS bids (espec...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 57375

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regional Sky adds Wilkes-Barre – Pittsburgh from April 2018 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277884/regional-sky-adds-wilkes-barre-pittsburgh-from-april-2018/ Their website needs a lot of help. Says it will take up to two minutes to locate flights when booking. Also saw this’s the ...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Also I know that when T2 was constructed ~10 years ago, it was built well above the necessary gate requirements at the time. Don't know if that's true today, but in a pinch I'm sure they can modify T1 like they did back in the old days and put some temporary gates there. You could then get F9 and G...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?
Replies: 51
Views: 6253

Re: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?

RDU is set to begin work on a 11000+ft runway to replace 5L/23R in the next couple of years.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?
Replies: 51
Views: 6253

Re: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?

LU9092 wrote:
I read somewhere last fall that DEN has a 7th runway in the works, in conjunction with additional gates and terminal renovation. Not sure whether funding has been established yet.


Planning for new east/west runway near cargo facilities.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant?
Replies: 217
Views: 26226

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

GSO is a maintenance base for several carriers. AS uses it as well. They frequently fly to RDU, DTW, etc and then ferry over to GSO.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

ERJ170 wrote:
I always thought Term 1 was supposed to be the low cost terminal... does this mean charter express will have split ops then?


That was the original intention. Plans are still fluid but F9, G4, AS, and possibly a new carrier have been discussed. Not sure about B6 as of now.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

T2 is maxed out in the early mornings in terms of gates. It is a juggling act with VX, B6, F9 and UA. Look for a lot of inevitable chaos during thunderstorms in the coming months. The RDUAA has about 6-8 projects in the works to alleviate some of these issues. A couple of those include building desi...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8186

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Does the dog get Premier Silver status with all of those miles? /s

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by rajincajun01
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7158

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

Every airliner has a certain zeitgeist and default presentation to the customer. WN employees are paid more, so they smile a lot. B6 employees have dreams. DL employees cling to Atlanta. UA employees are from Newark and it shows. AF employees take to the runways. So there is a certain mindset opera...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7158

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

anshabhi wrote:
Atleast 1 airline in US which is trying to be Customer friendly.


I'm sure those who have flown American and then Alaska, Virgin America, and/or Southwest would find that comment hilarious.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07
Replies: 58
Views: 7447

Re: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07

WN732 wrote:
Denver announced 3 routes from G4.


Nope. Just BLI and AVL. CVG service already exists. The map they posted shows all three routes with “new” next to the two new ones.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DEN be a destination city for G4?
Replies: 15
Views: 1854

Re: Could DEN be a destination city for G4?

BLI will do well. AS puts a good number of people daily to BLI through SEA, so there is demand. AVL will be interesting to watch. I don't see CVG sticking around once WN gets established. Still hoping for PIE service at some point. DEN is one of the most requested routes out of there. Side note, G4 ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07
Replies: 58
Views: 7447

Re: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07

wedgetail737 wrote:
OAK-MEM? Why?


That's where the darts landed! :spin:

This could be another transcon test route similar to AZA-PIE. Both markets have potential for growth.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 14420

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

I predicted they would build SFO because 1) SFO is less competitive than LAX, 2) the fares are higher, 3) AS is 2nd largest carrier rather than 4th or 5th like in LAX, and 4) DAL is more problematic than any of their other hubs. I really don't get backing off in SFO, particularly since they haven't...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 14420

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

phluser wrote:
It could be just needing the planes to start service at PAE, and choosing competitive and underperforming routes that haven't really matured in their network.


AS has already announced it will be using E175s at PAE. Not Airbus or Boeing until the routes mature.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO
Replies: 47
Views: 4552

Re: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO

AS hasn’t even finished their merger with VX. They haven’t even begun to optimize their network with the merger. SY doesn’t offer AS anything but a few more Boeing 737s. Their focus is West Coast, not a “eastern” hub.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

OneJet just posted on their Twitter account that they plan on serving RDU. No details however of when flights will start or where they're flying to. I'm kinda cautious about the news though; last time OneJet announced service to RDU (with destination and start dates), it never materialised. Hopeful...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11334

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

Rdh3e wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Haven’t seen it in a OAG yet but AS is also dropping DEN-SFO in early June.

Was there an announcement or anything you can link to?


There has not been a public announcement. June 5 is the last day of operation is what employees have been told.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11334

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

tphuang wrote:
If they can make BDL-SJU work and operate 3x BOS-SJU in summer time in current market condition, they should really look into adding IAD/RDU-SJU which other carriers have canceled.


RDU recently announced that F9 will be starting RDU-SJU in April.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11334

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

Haven’t seen it in a OAG yet but AS is also dropping DEN-SFO in early June.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Upgauging is going to be the way to go for expansion at RDU for a while during peak times. T2 is maxed out in the mornings for gate space with three gates under construction. RDUAA is having to juggle gates & flights in the morning hours, even on days of normal operations. I found out that the ...

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by rajincajun01
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Upgauging is going to be the way to go for expansion at RDU for a while during peak times. T2 is maxed out in the mornings for gate space with three gates under construction. RDUAA is having to juggle gates & flights in the morning hours, even on days of normal operations. I found out that the b...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5808

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

TWA772LR wrote:
EK would do great in DEN. The Indian population here is skyrocketing.

In regards to potential overcapacity to Europe, I wonder who would be the first to give in?


Edelweiss is my guess.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5808

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

dfwjim1 wrote:
Just curious as to why another Asian carrièr is needed at DEN. Are there a lot of people of Asian descent living in central Colorado?


Another? Denver doesn’t have any Asian carriers.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5808

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Alaska will be ending service to SFO in early June. That's unfortunate, Any reason why? Was hopeing for more from Alaska, Portland for example. Any thoughts on if JetBlue will add extra flights from Denver? Alaska is doing a lot of budget related moves. UA flies up to 777s or 787s there, so a lot o...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5808

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Alaska will be ending service to SFO in early June.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

JetBlue's plan as of last time I talked to their management said they would be leasing C8 and C10 once the moving of DL, UA and AA were complete.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

OAG has some good and bad news this week: AA DFW-RDU JUL 5>6 B6 BOS-RDU SEP 5>6 B6 JFK-RDU JUL 2>3 AUG 2>3 G4 CVG-RDU AUG 0.3>0.1 G4 MSY-RDU AUG 0.3>0.1 G4 PGD-RDU JUN 0.4>0.3 JUL 0.4>0.3 AUG 0.5>0.3 SEP 0.4>0.0 OCT 0.5>0.3 G4 PIE-RDU SEP 0.3>0.0 (response to DL going mainline on TPA seasonally?) G4...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12065

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

klm617 wrote:
First Aer Lingus and now Air New Zealand can an Emirates rumor be far behind.


That Emirates rumor has been going around for a year. DEN sent their reps to Dubai to lure them, and the mayor even has an Emirates model on his desk.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 15162

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

rajincajun01 wrote:
I doubt you will see WN add MCI now. There isn't enough demand for two carriers on the route.


Well damn. Didn’t see that coming. Glad to see WN grow again at RDU. Three new routes in the last year or so. Now, how long will F9 stay on the route?

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by rajincajun01
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16277

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

Good to see Silver grow out of Florida again. Surprised it will be with an ATR. Brand new plane, and it will be sitting in Huntsville from 730pm until after 9am the next day.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24595

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Plot twist. Alaska becomes launch customer for 797 as they return all of their Airbus aircraft in a move to become "Proudly All Boeing, Again". Use the planes on SEA-ANC to start.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

Except that’s not what he said. He said it has no relevance at all, which is why I made the reference to other cultures traveling to ancestry homelands. Over 100,000 people still immigrate from Ireland to the US annually. Not all Irish people in those populations have been here for generations. The...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

:roll: Bad argument, most native born Americans (whites & blacks in particular) are generations (at least by a 100 years) removed from the homeland that few personal ties exist beyond blood and many Americans are mixed heritage (i.e 1/4 Irish, 3/4 German etc). EI seems to be more interested in ...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

Just about any predominately white American City is going to have a large population of “Irish descent.” That does not drive traffic to Ireland and is, again, not relevant here. Doesn’t drive traffic? I guess people from Mexico doesn’t drive traffic to Mexico either? Indian decent doesn’t drive tra...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9974

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

With EI already offering MCO and MIA, and yields rumoured to be low for MIA, I can't see them adding another destination in Florida. Same argument was made about Lufthansa, Edelweiss, and Icelandair and they’re doing just fine in TPA. There are rumours that MIA is going so badly that it will be cut...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9974

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

TPA has been rumored to get DUB service in the not too distant future for a year or so now. With EI already offering MCO and MIA, and yields rumoured to be low for MIA, I can't see them adding another destination in Florida. Same argument was made about Lufthansa, Edelweiss, and Icelandair and they...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

Denver does not have a sizeable Irish community that will drive this traffic, nor do any of the other cities you mentioned. Irish communities in America are so many generations removed, it's not very relevant. Denver’s population is 9.7% Irish descent according to World Population Review. With a po...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

Denver does not have a sizeable Irish community that will drive this traffic, nor do any of the other cities you mentioned. Irish communities in America are so many generations removed, it's not very relevant. Denver’s population is 9.7% Irish descent according to World Population Review. With a po...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9974

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

TPA has been rumored to get DUB service in the not too distant future for a year or so now.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

Someone here did state that Aer Lingus "reportedly" signed a service contract with Swissport at DEN recently. However, based off recent trends, when an international airline announces new service to DEN there's usually a press release a day or two before the official announcement. I never...

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