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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: 136
Views: 9792

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: 136
Views: 9792

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: 74
Views: 9245

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: 136
Views: 9792

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: 85
Views: 11129

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: 169
Views: 23139

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: 5054

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: 5054

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: 5054

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: 9532

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: 9532

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: 5054

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: 5054

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: 9532

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: 5054

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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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5054

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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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

I only count F9 adds as 1/2 of a new city. Their commitments are so fleeting, they don’t seem to have a real concrete strategy like B6 and WN did when they grew from nothing, the frequency is no suitable to business travelers. Oh yeah, plus on the days they do fly it’s too many seats. Need to keep ...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at DEN
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Spotting at DEN

I saw that a group have started a page to get Denver to build an observation area: https://www.facebook.com/DENobservationdeck/ I saw that they have a couple of places they want an observation area built, but does anyone have any places they spot now? The airport is not very friendly to planespotter...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

UA just added a second SFO flight again on top of the VX/AS flight. I think three flights to the Bay Area are plenty, even though there is a demand for SJC. AUS now has two carriers on the route, plus Frontier to SAT which only about an hour away. I doubt you will see WN add MCI now. There isn't eno...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

They have 15 destinations but several are seasonal. Many others are not served daily. I noticed almost immediately Charter Express posted a job listing for agent positions. Chapter Express also does Allegiant, Alaska, and ramp for JetBlue.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Houston is a mistake. With the right amount of service the others will be successful. Especially with the new programs RDU announced last year for new destinations. May be a good strategy move to ensure DL and other carriers can’t cash in on those incentives.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 184
Views: 17152

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

Frontier is adding the right routes at RDU (except Houston) if the list is correct. They just had a regional manager job based at RDU posting a couple weeks back.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Frontier will be announcing a decent expansion tomorrow at RDU.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 24
Views: 2950

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

https://www.facebook.com/DENobservationdeck/
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It looks like a group is trying to get a observation deck and park built at DEN. DEN is one of the worst airports to planespot at.

https://www.facebook.com/DENobservationdeck/

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by rajincajun01
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8079

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

AA shrinks at RDU again, while DL adds a bit.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 24
Views: 2950

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

Iceland Air has been pretty successful in DEN. Perhaps there will be some added frequency in their future schedules. Frontier 14 Icelandair went to twice daily a few times a week last summer. Even had both special liveries on the ground at the same time one day. Have not heard if they plan the same...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 24
Views: 2950

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

I've read from a Denver newspaper that DEN was trying to get CPH presumably through SAS or DY. Also ICN was high on the list too along with BOG. What are the odds of DEN getting these routes? There have been attempts to land CPH, but OSL will likely come first on Norwegian. ICN would be a great add...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 24
Views: 2950

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

I've read on another topic, that Aer Lingus is possibly adding a four times weekly Dublin flight on a A330-200. That would be a nice lineup for Denver. Heavy on Europe, I would like to see a carrier from Asia next. I was told AerLingus has signed at least one contract at DEN with a passenger servic...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 24
Views: 2950

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

Hainan is the best bet for an international carrier. Second best is probably Emirates.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15775

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

If DL doesn't add SJC on the next OAG (4 FEB) then it's off the shelf for 2018, which means DL will have 0 new destinations for DTW this year, same can be said about a few other hubs though so I wouldn't be upset. DTW-SJC is 2,063 miles. Could AS make this work on a E175 with a range of just over 2...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS
Replies: 117
Views: 14829

Re: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS

Some additional frequencies for DL from RDU. RDU-ATL is almost hourly at this point with 13 flights a day.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

As I think about it, how close is Terminal 2 to being at capacity? There are only 2 open gates and they are opposite ends of the Terminal... RDUAA says terminal expansion is not in their immediate plans but Terminal 1 is the only terminal with sufficient gate space and no one wants to really join W...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Don't understand why People in Raleigh want all these sporadic routes on different carriers. If I was RDU I'd be more focused in building up a network on delta to include connecting opportunities as a reason for a flight to china The airport has said they are against any airline building up a hub l...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

You’re right. Forgot it got postponed when F9 jumped on the route.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Delta is at about 31-32% market share at RDU, and that will likely increase with upgrading of AUS and BOS. AA is down to the upper 20s now.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Well, since it would only happen if AA cut the route, the answer would be yes. But AA has one thing DL wouldn't have at LHR, which is BA feed. So that doesn't really answer my question... The point is the O&D, premium pax and cargo you describe would shift to DL if they took it over from AA, so...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Noise wrote:
I wonder if AS would try RDU-SJC.


Unless AS gets a contract with a specific company you will see SAN or PDX first. Though switching from SFO isn’t outside the realm of possibility.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

DL doesn't need feed in LHR, that is what CDG is for. A hypothetically RDU-LHR flight on DL would be for O&D traffic. Overcapacity is an issue. A 787 would be best on the route depending on its cargo capacity. RDU-LHR isn’t all local travelers, so feeding is important. Many people connect on to...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

I also wonder if AA were to axe this route (not saying that's happening, but if they continue to lose ground at RDU, you never know), would DL take it over? Very unlikely. First, the route has been around for about 25 years. It is largely supported by corporate business travel and cargo. Plus, DL h...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Southwest used to have nonstop service from RDU to PHL before dropping RDU-PHL nonstop service almost 5 years ago, but Delta had did add RDU-PHL nonstop service almost 6 months after Southwest discontinued RDU-PHL nonstop service. There were some individuals who did not like Southwest dropping RDU-...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

A well-timed AA rotation to PHX 1x a day on a 319 will work. I really think WOW should give RDU a shot at least seasonally. I'm also crossing my fingers for NK. AA won’t start PHX at RDU. When US had the route the yield was atrocious. There aren’t many destinations PHX serves (esp anything anyone a...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline start ups
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: New airline start ups

tommyarias wrote:
California Pacific returned their E170 and haven't seen any information about them starting operations.


They recently purchased someone with an AOC. They plan to start flights April 1. *Insert April Fools joke here.*

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 9792

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

A well-timed AA rotation to PHX 1x a day on a 319 will work. I really think WOW should give RDU a shot at least seasonally. I'm also crossing my fingers for NK. AA won’t start PHX at RDU. When US had the route the yield was atrocious. There aren’t many destinations PHX serves (esp anything anyone a...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 54
Views: 3322

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

Too bad GLO isn't around anymore. I feel they would have done well serving both SHV/MSY from PIE GLO was great. I enjoy flying the SF34. Flew their inaugural from SHV-MSY. It seems the concept of using a company to use their aircraft & crew does not work very well (ie PEOPLExpress, GLO, etc). S...

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 54
Views: 3322

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

Off the top of my head Indy/Asheville go daily during the summer, and we drop New Orleans come May. That's awesome about IND and AVL. AVL has surprised me so far with their performance. Didn't know that MSY was daily either. Would love to see G4 add SHV and DEN out of PIE. DEN-TPA is vastly underse...

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 54
Views: 3322

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

G4 is bumping CVG to a 2x a day flight twice a week come Spring. That is awesome news. Are there any other daily routes out of PIE? Off the top of my head Indy/Asheville go daily during the summer, and we drop New Orleans come May. That's awesome about IND and AVL. AVL has surprised me so far with ...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 54
Views: 3322

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

deltadudejg wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Wonder if this will cannabilize PIE flights at all.


G4 is bumping CVG to a 2x a day flight twice a week come Spring.


That is awesome news. Are there any other daily routes out of PIE?

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 54
Views: 3322

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

Wonder if this will cannabilize PIE flights at all.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15256

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Amen. Few people will pull out a recording device unprovoked. And if you're a public facing employee who has put them in that position, it's no one's fault but yours. There plenty of ways to de-escalate that, but people get a badge, get to sit behind a desk, and think they're God almighty. It shoul...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver developments for 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3250

Re: Denver developments for 2018

It's surprising to me that American is losing money in Denver, even with that they are adding a JFK flight this summer. I wonder what Spirit would add other then the already announced BWI flight. Always thought JetBlue would add Fort Lauderdale to its other flights or even LA despite the heavy comp...

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