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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

LHR and CDG are doing fine. The 772 on LHR helps AA with cargo and more business class, which is what makes the route profitable.

Many of the 2040 projects are underway behind the scenes.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 2653

Re: Allegiant and PIE

There isn’t an extra MD80 in LAS they could ferry in? If there isn’t, they couldn’t lease a plane from Swift, Miami Air, etc?

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Fair enough rajincajun, your point is taken, I would never do it, but I tend to be more aware of connections and backups. However I will say this, a lot of the northern markets to RDU-- for instance my hometown of CLE (which could at least in theory provide a lot of feed to the southern markets)-- ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Not to turn this in to a Frontier thread, but who in their right mind would connect in a place like Raleigh. If you miss your flight from Buffalo to Montego Bay because of a snowstorm (assuming the banks work out for such a routing in the first place), it could be 3 days until the next flight. Not ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4769

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Despite what a.net may tell you: RDU easily has gate space for a carrier with <10 flights a day and CLT's airport fees are some of the lowest in the country (hence the pmUS (now AA) hub). They chose GSO because GSO is under-served and they can pull in a few fringe pax from both the RDU and CLT area...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4769

Re: Spirit announces GSO

RDU’s limited gate space right now might have contributed to GSO landing NK. That’s my understanding- lack of RDU gate space and the AA fortress/lack of gates/cost of gates in CLT had NK split the difference. Despite what a.net may tell you: RDU easily has gate space for a carrier with <10 flights ...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4769

Re: Spirit announces GSO

RDU’s limited gate space right now might have contributed to GSO landing NK.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 32
Views: 3548

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

3 of the 6 daily DEN-SEA flights have been swapped to Airbus. None have come in AS colors other than the More to Love NEO on it’s inaugural revenue flight.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 159
Views: 11275

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

Today NK announced GSO-TPA. Year round, 2-3 weekly. 21st city served from TPA (well, we'll see if LAX comes back next summer). This felt like a longstanding gap. Didn't DL serve this back when they had a TPA focus city in the early 2000s? NK is likely trying to draw from Raleigh and Charlotte with ...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 46
Views: 5816

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

Americans hate turboprops. They just have a bad reputation here.

Four of the top five airlines in the US have significant E170/175 fleets.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China
Replies: 20
Views: 5003

Re: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China

If they really open up China, ANC-PEK would make more sense. It could be within range of A321LR, which AS has not ordered. But if it is happy with the A321NEO, and if Airbus gives it a good deal, would AS still rule it out? A321LR would be ideal for ANC-NRT and ANC-ICN too. While AS would potential...

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4310

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

Blerg wrote:
Denver and Salt Lake City are the second and third busiest routes out of Boise. DEN has UA while SLC has DL. I guess most transfer passengers are funneled through there.


F9 and WN also do DEN-BOI.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 2653

Re: Allegiant and PIE

Biged wrote:
They should move over to TPA


Why? Cheaper costs at PIE, high is their whole business model. Plenty of leverage to get airport authority to expand, compared to what would be cramped at TPA. Zero competition at the airport. Closer to the resorts they push.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 2653

Re: Allegiant and PIE

Thanks for the info. Seems like PIE-AZA would be a good opportunity to test a few connections.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11372

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

lavalampluva wrote:
DEN is over saturated with European flights.


It is these days. 3 carriers to London, Paris, Zurich, daily-2x daily to Reykjavik, Munich, and Frankfurt. Add that to rumors of Aer Lingus coming.

DEN should be focusing on Asia. A flight to China and/or Seoul.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 159
Views: 11275

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

Norwegian has a lot of 787s laying around this upcoming winter. CDG could be a possibility with them as well.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 2653

Re: Allegiant and PIE

What else could G4 have planned for expansion at PIE? SHV seems to be a hole in the map. Maybe SJU? Also, how are PIE-Mesa flights doing?

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

I agree that AS not adding more nonstop routes was a missed opportunity, and AS still does have opportunities to add nonstop service to RDU from PDX, SJC, LAX, and SAN. AS won’t add SJC without dropping SFO. There also isn’t enough demand for 5 daily flights on three airlines to LAX from RDU. Now t...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

tphuang wrote:
As is getting crushed on some of these new flights out of sfo. I wouldn’t be surprised if rdu gets dropped.


The AS SFO has been in line with other east coast cities at this point, including BNA. UA adding the additional frequency did not help though.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

I agree that AS not adding more nonstop routes was a missed opportunity, and AS still does have opportunities to add nonstop service to RDU from PDX, SJC, LAX, and SAN. AS won’t add SJC without dropping SFO. There also isn’t enough demand for 5 daily flights on three airlines to LAX from RDU. Now t...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News on Silver ATR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: ANY NEWS on SILVER ATR.....?

They received the first one, that ferried (thru South America) a few months ago. Have they received additional frames ? I did know about their PR disaster in HSV however expected introduction of new airplane to be smoother....Looking for ANY other info?? curious..what was their PR disaster in HSV a...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

AS is focused on the West Coast at the moment, and doesn’t seem much in the mood for expansion. Huge missed opportunity.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of DL mainline at SHV
Replies: 13
Views: 1550

Re: Status of DL mainline at SHV

High prices have plagued SHV for years. It’s geography doesn’t do it very many favors either. It’s been said up to 50% of passengers leak to other airports if I recall.

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by rajincajun01
Fri May 25, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 885
Views: 83914

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Boutique Air is applying to bring back the JHW-PIT route, as well as some of the others currently served by Southern. http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2018/05/boutique-air-outlines-plan-for-service-at-jamestown-airport/ Boutique has a very solid reputation in the cities it serves. Upper 90...

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by rajincajun01
Sat May 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

RDU needs to add gate space pronto.. in T2. Opening T1 gates will be good for F9 and Allegiant to move.. but more gate space in T2 is urgently needed... and just get Charter Express to split ops.. they are absolutely going to have to if they are going to grow as they should... They’re working on it...

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by rajincajun01
Sat May 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Wow, that's a lot of gates for only 70 or so flights a day. I thought they only had 8 or something. Not really, DL has 11 gates at IND for 40 flights that would indicate they have even more gates than needed at IND. DL should be able to do 8 turn a day per gate on narrowbody flights. Delta doesn’t ...

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by rajincajun01
Fri May 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 8493

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Midway Airlines of the 90’s with yellow tail.

Delta’s Wavy Gravy livery.

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by rajincajun01
Thu May 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15852

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Beechtobus wrote:
Addition of WiFi seems to lead the rumor mill, followed by possibly an enhanced customer service experience (improved big front seats that might include some included extras or something along those lines).


Wi-Fi coming next year according to pilots and flight attendants I talked to.

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by rajincajun01
Tue May 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7178

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

Back in DEN-ICT again! That was a Q400 route. MCO-ORF seems obvious Not sure all those JAX routes will work. Maybe F9 can have their SE hub in JAX? Wouldn't be bad for an outfit such as themselves. Lately it’s looked like RDU would be their SE hub. A couple more are supposedly being announced soon.

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

With F9 adding DTW (and MSP), that’s likely one less destination possible for any potential Spirit service. Looks like F9 is targeting Delta with these adds and Austin last year.

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Allegiant: NASCAR Sponsored Car Wins Race, Driver Fails Drug Test
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: More Bad News for Allegiant: NASCAR Sponsored Car Wins Race, Driver Fails Drug Test

Hilarious part is in victory lane he said he’s going to “party like it’s 1999”. Mission accomplished.

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 02, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

AeroMexico is unlikely due to slots at MEX. It would mean another city or frequency would need to be dropped. Don’t think there’s enough demand for any Canada routes to fill WestJet’s 737s. Air Canada would’ve gone mainline on YYZ if so. Think you have a better chance of Porter coming. Spirit is pos...

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 02, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21172

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

If RDU supposedly is “Maxed Out” in T2, why doesn’t RDU move F9 and or G4 over to T1? Aren’t there 4 empty gates currently in T1 not being used? In someone’s wisdom, they did not connect the gates to the baggage system... but there are 2 empty gates still in T2 Correct about T1. Two gates are out o...

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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: 133
Views: 18160

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: 18454

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: 6626

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: 6626

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: 266
Views: 21172

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: 11453

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: 266
Views: 21172

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: 11453

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: 11453

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: 885
Views: 83914

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: 266
Views: 21172

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: 6322

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: 6322

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? - discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 35831

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: 266
Views: 21172

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: 266
Views: 21172

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: 8267

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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