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by rajincajun01
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 10918

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

Along the lines of the smaller markets that lost their only service when SkyWest's Brasilias went away, there are several smaller markets in the Southeast that AA serves with Dash-8s from CLT. How many of those risk losing their air service when the turboprops are retired from AA's regionals? Hilto...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

It's about time Delta announce a new (or 3) destination like SAN, MSY, and MEX (or BDA or NAS)... they overdue!!! RDUBDA is crazy. BDA in the AA hub days was always full using an A300 or B757. I don't think O&D is there though, even on a B738. MSY won't happen until there is data from WN and G4...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 309
Views: 34458

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Some of these are unique and unexpected adds, will be interesting to see what sticks. COS-TPA and COS-RSW are head scratchers to me, but F9 (hopefully) knows more than I do. As for COS-TPA, I'm going to guess they are linking the Air Force Academy in COS with MacDill AFB in Tampa. I'm sure there is...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 151
Views: 12781

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Most of the cities F9 announced G4 already flies to across the bay and some WN serve. I think it is a good sign for the Bay Area. From what I have read is some of the tourism to Orlando had slowed down due to increase prices at the parks. I know the City of Clearwater is planning on tearing down so...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 309
Views: 34458

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

F9 currently has eight contracted gates + use of several city owned gates when available. They gave up six gates to Delta in 2016. Per the Denver Business Journal today, Frontier is in talks with Denver Int Airport to add back several gates in the next year. Apparently, there will be six new gates ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Doubtful. I think you'll see ORD, LAS, or DFW from DL first. This thread has speculated on those destinations for awhile. However, I'm just wondering if DL will try and squash the F9 expansion by announcing the same destinations and perhaps offer double miles or some other type of promotion. It has...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 309
Views: 34458

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

What is the gate situation in DEN for F9? Haven't they given up several of their Gates? Anyone know how many departures DEN has now for F9? A friend sent me a picture of F9 in DEN a few days ago. It looks like a ghost town compared to several years ago. It appears DEN can sustain a ULCC. With all o...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 309
Views: 34458

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

What is the gate situation in DEN for F9? Haven't they given up several of their Gates? Anyone know how many departures DEN has now for F9? A friend sent me a picture of F9 in DEN a few days ago. It looks like a ghost town compared to several years ago. It appears DEN can sustain a ULCC. With all o...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Doubtful. I think you'll see ORD, LAS, or DFW from DL first.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

With today's F9 announcements, RDU is up to 50 destinations. They also knock off PVD and MCI from their wish list. The top 5 unserved domestic routes are now San Diego, Portland, Ore., San Jose, Calif., San Antonio and Milwaukee. would love to see Alaska add the first three. F9 may add SAT if AUS do...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 309
Views: 34458

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

F9 is a few months late on RDU-AUS. DL just started the route daily recently. Don't know if there is enough demand for two dailies on a CR9 and A320.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 309
Views: 34458

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

RDU-DEN goes from daily to 3x weekly. RDU gains AUS 2x weekly. GSO is gone. TPA is getting MSP too.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A person who “passed gas”
Replies: 14
Views: 3565

Re: A person who “passed gas”

The odor was from a maintenance issue, not passed gas. It remained at RDU with the outbound being cancelled due to the maintenance issue. The flight came in from CLT.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13627

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Honestly, I'm surprised Allegiant isn't there already. But back to the main topic, if MSY and RDU can support a LHR flight on BA and AA respectively, there is no reason why Nashville can't. Nashville now has more traffic than both of those airports. RDU is a very different area than BNA. They have ...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13627

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Country is the most popular music genre in the US. Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Answer to the original post is when the new international "terminal" is ready. BA will be the airline. Something big to be announced later this year said BNA officials last week. T...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13627

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Country is the most popular music genre in the US. Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Answer to the original post is when the new international "terminal" is ready. BA will be the airline. Something big to be announced later this year said BNA officials last week. T...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GLO Airlines Ceases Ops on 15JUL
Replies: 16
Views: 4771

Re: GLO Ceases Ops on 15JUL

GLO's loads have doubled over the past year. They were making head way with business travelers. I got to fly them between SHV-MSY. Service was excellent. The CEO was on the flight and got to chat with him. Good guy with a solid business plan. I believe with the above poster that if they could get li...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

A few of those markets are already very well serviced. It will be even more true if DL adds DFW and/or ORD before NK would come in. B6 just added an additional FLL frequency. Success would be in finding a different clientele. I don't expect to see the flying taxi coming anytime soon. I would've neve...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 10918

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

The aforementioned Fort Collins, CO is a good one. Someone feel free to correct me but I thought G4 left this airport because there was no tower, or something like that. If that situation has not changed, I wouldn't expect to see anyone serving the airport. bb You are correct. There has been talk f...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 10918

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

Fort Collins, Colorado. FNL, about an hour north of Denver, lost Allegiant years ago and now has no scheduled commercial airline service. Fort Collins has a population of more than 150,000, and everyone uses Denver International Airport, which is about an hour and 15 mins. away without traffic. It'...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 151
Views: 12781

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

PIE may get a big boost if the caps on the Passenger Facility Charge come off. Smaller airports will be more attractive, as many major metro airports will undoubtedly move quickly to increase fees. Of course it's just a proposed amendment and both parties are all over the place when it comes to FAA...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 151
Views: 12781

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

A friend of mine who is airport ops at PIE assured me they might be getting a long haul intl flight, I was rather skeptical on that nor would I guess who it could be. TPA getting Air Transat was interesting. PIE may get a big boost if the caps on the Passenger Facility Charge come off. Smaller airp...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich
Replies: 34
Views: 4911

Re: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich

Three international flag carriers announced this year. Concourse A is going to be a congested place.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 151
Views: 12781

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

DL is probably considering SEA. AS did very well at RDU and DL just started their own service to SEA from there. The only issue may be constraints at SEA for continued growth. AS has a restraint with their fleet growth at the moment, plus the VX merger. SAN and SFO were missed opportunities because ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

RDU just got two new routes from G4. VX is entering the market soon.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 151
Views: 12781

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

If PIE got a international long haul route, wouldn't it likely be Norwegian? G4 could add SJU. Domestically, hopefully G4 adds a DEN and LAS route. What happened to Bahamasair coming back to TPA? It would be great to see AS add a second flight. Their load factor is something around 96% for SEA. As ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 151
Views: 12781

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

If PIE got a international long haul route, wouldn't it likely be Norwegian? G4 could add SJU. Domestically, hopefully G4 adds a DEN and LAS route.

What happened to Bahamasair coming back to TPA? It would be great to see AS add a second flight. Their load factor is something around 96% for SEA.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 25
Views: 3004

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

Is this the Sun King that used to be Southeast Airlines out of Largo, FL? No, Songbird was formerly Sky King, originally founded to fly the Sacramento Kings (hence the name). Southeast airlines just used the former National logo called the "Sun King" before dying. Thanks. Apparently readi...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 25
Views: 3004

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

Is this the Sun King that used to be Southeast Airlines out of Largo, FL?

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Gates at DEN
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: Widebody Gates at DEN

A33-A47 odds can handle wide bodies I believe. Sometimes it takes out two gates though (ex. A41 & A43). I am not aware of any plans to add more on Concourse A, but more gates are needed if DEN wants to cgo tiniest to attract foreign carriers.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

In April RDU had a total of 1,087 connecting passengers. That is down 26% from 2016. Even if every connecting passenger was DL's, that means less than 2% of DL's passengers are making connections.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

The question no one has asked is what percentage of DL passengers are connecting at RDU?

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

cessna2 wrote:
RDU to become Delta's 11th Domestic Hub. Congrats RDU!


RDU will never be a DL hub, just a focus city. No need for another east coast hub for them.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

What drives the low-cost travel from Cincy to the triangle? I would expect business and a size-able chunk of native Ohioans that now live here, but I would never have guessed there would be demand for a bare bones low cost airline. Is Allegiant doing the CVG-RDU flights to get Cincinnati-area vacat...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at PIE? (St. Pete-Clearwater)
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: What's going on at PIE? (St. Pete-Clearwater)

With G4 announcing its first "west coast" destination out of PIE, what could be next? DEN, LAX, and LAS are among the most requested routes out of PIE.

Also, with almost 60 destinations, how many G4 aircraft are based at PIE now? Is there much room for more expansion?

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Two flights a week doesn't help business travelers much. Would like to hear how their MSY bookings are doing.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 13915

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

Has no one really thought of the bio hazards with this? Planes are dirty enough and now we're adding these fluids to the seats.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS
Replies: 23
Views: 5686

Re: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS

5L/23R has been under maintenance for a few months. However, I think they try to have it open everyday for the LHR CDG arrivals/departures. Not sure where the OP saw them land, but it's possible it was on 5R/23L which is 7500ft. AA173 would have had to been fairly light to land on 5R. It is extreme...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS
Replies: 23
Views: 5686

Re: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS

Runway 5L/23R is 10000 ft. More than enough for these birds. That being said, the runway is nearing the end of its life (3-5 years remaining. 747s regularly use this runway during the holiday season for freighters. The AN225 has used this runway before as well. 5L/23R has been under maintenance for...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS
Replies: 23
Views: 5686

Re: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS

Runway 5L/23R is 10000 ft. More than enough for these birds. That being said, the runway is nearing the end of its life (3-5 years remaining.

747s regularly use this runway during the holiday season for freighters. The AN225 has used this runway before as well.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair's top U.S. station?
Replies: 13
Views: 4702

Re: Icelandair's top U.S. station?

DEN gets upgraded to two dailies this summer on several days of the week.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

ERJ170 wrote:
I think DL would announce SAN before AS. AS will probably next announce a 2nd SEA before a new destination...


There isn't enough demand for three daily flights to SEA at RDU. AS will add PDX before a second SEA. DL will absolutely add LAS before SAN with WN pulling out of the route.

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 31, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials
Replies: 37
Views: 8033

Re: The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials

Didn't Continental get a slap on the wrist for something similar years ago? They were flying 757s from Europe that needed fuel stops almost daily in Canada if I recall.

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 31, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

AA won't start RDU-PHX again. The yields were too low and they state that DFW serves just about everything PHX offers. The same explanation was given for not starting AUS in terms of vicinity to DFW. Will Southwest add AUS-RDU nonstop service? Austin and Raleigh/Durham are both technology hubs, and...

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by rajincajun01
Tue May 30, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

JetBlue adds adds a second RDU-FLL flight. What's interesting about the article is this: "And it may not stop there, says Eytan Kurshan, manager of route planning for the New York airline. He says there has been “steady growth in demand for JetBlue” since debuting at RDU in 2006." http://...

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by rajincajun01
Sat May 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

AA won't start RDU-PHX again. The yields were too low and they state that DFW serves just about everything PHX offers. The same explanation was given for not starting AUS in terms of vicinity to DFW.

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by rajincajun01
Fri May 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

FlyPIJets wrote:
DL may jump on this as they've been growing out of Vegas at a similar rate as RDU.


Didn't DL fly this and drop the route?


They did some flights early this year for some convention, but it wasn't intended to stay.

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by rajincajun01
Fri May 26, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

It looks as if Southwest will be ending its LAS nonstop after November 4th. Seems strange as the fight appeared to be doing well. Anyone know why? I've heard that WN has been decreasing some Vegas flying in general lately. Not sure if the yields are just lower and they are putting planes on interna...

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 24, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 148
Views: 20693

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Couple of more pieces of information: 1) DEN will be expanding C concourse by another 7-10 gates to meet more demand from WN. WN currently has 26 gates, and this would take them to 33-36 total gates. WN is shooting for at least 250 flights, and eventually 300 flights daily at Denver. Didn't WN just...

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 24, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33620

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Frontier is starting daily service to Las Vegas starting Aug 14.

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