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by reggiet
Sun May 19, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11918

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Delta is a domestic airline that happens to have flights left over from when they actually cared about international flying. It is a shame but I doubt we see Delta do any international expansion in the near term. Right, because DL has such a tiny international network to show how little they care. ...

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by reggiet
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Feeling Overwhelmed
Replies: 35
Views: 4409

Re: Feeling Overwhelmed

Fly is easy; the big secret is that it's a lot easier than the public thinks. When you start out however, it's much like the zen flower. The saying is that when one undertakes study of the flower, it's just a flower, but as study progresses, it becomes more than just a flower. After mastery, it's j...

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by reggiet
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9255

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

I do find this a bit strange. I realize the captain is the primary authority but pilots are supposed to work as a team. Both pilots are required to have an ATP and with industry ups and downs that FO could very well have been a captain on that aircraft type but was downgraded due to furloughs. I ca...

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by reggiet
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 15885

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

I've seen a BA 747 (ORD) get its brakes sprayed at the gate after an emergency landing due to a medical issue on board. Landed, hit the brakes HARD and went right to the gate (I believe it was a heart attack IIRC). There was no fire, but they were hot. This is correct. Generally speaking, The airpo...

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by reggiet
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 15885

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

I've seen a BA 747 (ORD) get its brakes sprayed at the gate after an emergency landing due to a medical issue on board. Landed, hit the brakes HARD and went right to the gate (I believe it was a heart attack IIRC). There was no fire, but they were hot. This is correct. Generally speaking, The airpo...

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by reggiet
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 115
Views: 14614

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Per Deltanet, RDU and AUS will be growing, especially AUS as it seems that management believes DFW is impenetrable. Strange DL would pick DFW over AUS as the test market for the Cseries if this is the case. DFW is just a spoke from LGA. DFW is just a a logical place as the C-Series was bought to di...

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by reggiet
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 115
Views: 14614

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Wait Wait Wait Wait... What I read was: * DL is changing some outsourced under wing positions to Delta employees * Those positions are at RDU and AUS and will equal about 100 positions changed positions * It will be split between the two, meaning some AUS and some RDU but since RDU is a larger oper...

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by reggiet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10401

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

This is exactly how SEA was hubbed. They progressively added international destinations and then had several rounds of domestic adds. Soon enough they will offer a decent amount of connections, including TPA, RDU, MCO, PHL, AUS, PBI, RIC, IND, BNA... among others. Although, I don’t know the schedul...

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by reggiet
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So the original parking lot would be razed and a new terminal built in its place. What would be interesting is who gets what gate space on the new concourse. Does Delta want the new concourse gates or more gates on the concourse. I think AA and WN will have first dibs on the new concourse gates run...

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by reggiet
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So the original parking lot would be razed and a new terminal built in its place. What would be interesting is who gets what gate space on the new concourse. Does Delta want the new concourse gates or more gates on the concourse. given new skyclub will be on east end of old concourse, i would presu...

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by reggiet
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

[/threeid]

freerover wrote:
The FAA still has to approve the plan after city council signs off on it. The bridge is suppose to be high enough that any plane can pass under it.



Correct. It's spec'd out high enough for 744 empannage.

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by reggiet
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Why build an elevated bridge and not an underground tunnel to future concourses? It's highly likely the elevated bridge is the choice because of the speed of construction. The hyper fast growth of the city has currently put the airport many years behind in terms of matching the pax/airline growth p...

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by reggiet
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11742

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

........ An airline in its hub,and we are speaking of ATL not ATH, simply cannot monitor every agent.It just can't be true.This happens only at casinos where the stakes are high indeed. ........ :rotfl: If you think that an airline cannot "simply cannot monitor every agent" when it comes ...

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by reggiet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 49955

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

There are 2 completely separate arguments going on in this thread which is making it easier to muddle the waters, as everyone wants to attribute some facts into causality. The next airport expansion process will begin immediately upon completion of the current expansion project, regardless of what ...

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by reggiet
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Seems now the blogs are picking up on it: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/20/austin-will-become-a-delta-focus-city-mini-hub/ When are the new gates suppose to open? That is probably when we will see new flights launched. I predict DL kicks things off by announcing AUS-AMS either in...

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by reggiet
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 49955

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Mr. tphuang Thank you very much for your kind words. It is a pleasure having a pleasant discussion with someone on a subject we both seem to love. I understand the points you make about DL.s higher cost structure, I am not convinced they are quite as bad as you infer ( no offense ). Where I put mor...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 49955

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

So Texas is not new to Delta. It set up a small hub in Dfw but failed in early 2000s. What years exactly was it? So what makes you all believe it’s all different this time? There is not one major airline that calls AUS a home.....akin to a hub. I believe WN market share is around 30% but the City o...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 49955

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

It's Spring, the last frost (bankruptcy) is well past, it's the era of no-till so there are weeds in the field (WN and LCCs won't go away), but DL has some superior pre-emergent and the latest equipment, and is planting. Is there a risk of drought, pests, poaching... of course, but nothing DL has n...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 49955

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

This may be discussed ad nauseum in other places but what difference does it make what Delta calls Austin? Isn’t all that matters the number of flights? if Delta calls it a focus city does that open up new connecting possibilities that would otherwise not be bookable? Calling AUS a Focus City sends...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 49955

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Friend of mine got hired at DFW and was told by a manager to look into applying for FT, (she's RR right now) at AUS because they're going to be "growing significantly" there soon. She was thinking about it but wasn't sure what he meant. .. This now seems to confirm that. Maybe an SEA styl...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 49955

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Friend of mine got hired at DFW and was told by a manager to look into applying for FT, (she's RR right now) at AUS because they're going to be "growing significantly" there soon. She was thinking about it but wasn't sure what he meant. .. This now seems to confirm that. Maybe an SEA styl...

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by reggiet
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 49955

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Here is a map of the nonstop routes that could be served nonstop out of AUS by DL: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=AUS-AMA/ATL/BOS/ORD/CVG/CRP/DFW/DEN/DTW/FLL/HRL/LAS/LAX/LBB/MIA/MAF/MSP/JFK/MCO/PHX/PDX/RDU/SLC/SAN/SFO/SJC/SEA/TPA/IAD&MS=wls&MR=300&MX=720x360&PM=* Current local DL route ...

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by reggiet
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Would have made more sense to start the gate numbering at 10 when the airport opened, since the airport was built with expansion in mind. But the City of Austin lacks foresight in planning, and it shows not just in the airport's gate numbering but also the city's roads and highways. When the airpor...

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by reggiet
Sat May 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday

flyguy84 wrote:
Who cares? She didn’t do anything heroic she just did her job. The plane was was flying just fine.



Bingo

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by reggiet
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19087

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

AA made some large mistakes in judgement and with the equipment on-board the aircraft that failed to work. The legal brief linked above tries to imply that the AED failed because it delivered no shock after 3 "attempts." The AED's declining to shock the victim is not an indication of fail...

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by reggiet
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 32874

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

An overhead bin is not right place for a dog? But in the cargo hold it is? We don't know why the dog died and unless an autopsy is preformed by a neutral party we can't really point fingers. I also don't think the flight attendants intention was to harm or kill the animal and we don't know the whol...

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by reggiet
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35498

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Slow retrofits, are not unique to UA. AA was also slow to roll out its 1-2-1 business seats. AA announced its new 77W J seat in 2012 (also heavily marketed) and didn't start retrofitting its 772s and 763s until late 2014 and took until mid-2017 to complete the retrofits. DL announced its Business s...

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by reggiet
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

http://www.austintexas.gov/page/constru ... #expansion
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masonh2479 wrote:
reggiet wrote:
masonh2479 wrote:
How do you know the square footage of the sky deck? I wonder why it’s square footage wasn’t included in the press release.


It’s on the contractors webpage

Can you link the webpage.


Correction. It's on the ABIA webpage.

http://www.austintexas.gov/page/constru ... #expansion

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by reggiet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Do we know how the 9000 sq ft size of this club compares to the size of other outstations and/or single club focus cities like RDU? DELTA SKY LOUNGE STATS (Approx) BOS = 3,500 sq ft Seats 85 IND = 4,800 sq ft Seats .... RDU = 5,600 sq ft Seats 145 AUS = 9,000 Sq ft & 5,800 Sq ft Skydeck 14,800 ...

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by reggiet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Very disappointing indeed. Still interesting that DL would introduce a SkyClub with a sky deck at an out station. I'm still crossing my fingers that DL has bigger plans for AUS in the works. Let's hope so, here is the press release. http://news.delta.com/delta-sky-club-expanding-austin-new-club-ope...

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by reggiet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 8638

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

TWA772LR wrote:
When a mommy 717 pilot and a daddy 717 pilot love each other very much...



.....so wrong.... :biggrin:

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by reggiet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

IF DL has some expansion plans for AUS, as I tend to think they do, it seems a bit early for them to announce them. The new gates won't come on-line until 2019, which is the earliest opportunity that DL will have to add gate space, which they will need if they intend to expand operations. Airlines ...

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I think you can't see the forest for the trees. Sure, loyal AA flyers from Austin must go to DFW to make most connections... and UA flyers there must go to IAH. But those airports - DFW and IAH - collect passengers from much smaller Texas cities, and build up enough mass to make those large hubs su...

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

You make some fair points, but I disagree with some of them. Texas is the second largest state in the Union (population wise), there is plenty of traffic to go around. AUS (and SAN, since it has been admitted that they sometimes overlap) have the second and third fastest growing city economies acco...

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

flymco753 wrote:
reggiet wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
Nooooo, 31J (319) at most.


Just rumors my man.
I guess we'll have to find out what happens next, I'll still stick to my guess with a CR9 though.


Still would be a nice add either way

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

flymco753 wrote:
DeltaRules wrote:
reggiet wrote:

Yes, I also heard the MCO-AUS rumor in the framework of 757 service in July.
There's a heck of a gulf between a CR9 and 757. Does Austin to Orlando really need 200 seats each way?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I257 using Tapatalk
Nooooo, 31J (319) at most.


Just rumors my man.

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

How many gates will DL have compared with UA/AA/WN? Current AUS US3 & WN gates. Alaska and Virgin have a few gates mixed in. DL 3 UA 5 AA 5 WN 6 And how many gates will DL gain from the 9 being added? Will they give up any of their existing ones? 6 Gates Gained. And giving up 4, 5 and 6 is supp...

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Not really allowed to say where I got this from, but MCO-AUS will become a thing, prolly on mainline Yes, I also heard the MCO-AUS rumor in the framework of 757 service in July. There's a heck of a gulf between a CR9 and 757. Does Austin to Orlando really need 200 seats each way? Sent from my SAMSU...

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

[twoid][/twoid] Not saying your wrong, but I believe that when I see it. Do you know how much DL is going to build up AUS? With the current estimates of tripling their gate Footprint it would grow to about 70 flights a day. How many gates will DL have compared with UA/AA/WN? Current AUS US3 & WN...

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Not really allowed to say where I got this from, but MCO-AUS will become a thing, prolly on mainline Yes, I also heard the MCO-AUS rumor in the framework of 757 service in July. Not saying your wrong, but I believe that when I see it. Do you know how much DL is going to build up AUS? With the curre...

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45170

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

KAUSavgeek wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
I have a wishlist.


MCO-AUS CR9


Not really allowed to say where I got this from, but MCO-AUS will become a thing, prolly on mainline


Yes, I also heard the MCO-AUS rumor in the framework of 757 service in July.

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by reggiet
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

You think it's a foregone conclusion it's DEN now? 20 city list was just released. How many more gates could BA want? I suppose A380 service could make sense if they get the demand, but they wouldn't go double daily would they? My BA friend did confirm that the 744 is here solely because the 787s a...

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by reggiet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

All that gate doesn't matter when the top markets from Austin are mostly cities that are hubs for other carriers. That's a somewhat static view of a fairly dynamic DL AUS evolution in the next 18 months, let alone other global carriers that will start TATL ABIA service this March. DL normally doesn...

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by reggiet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Can anyone post a drawing of the possible future 20+ gate extension or terminal ? Thanks http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/images/Airport/Environmental/Master_Plan/Master_Plan_Chp5_Part1.pdf http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/images/Airport/Environmental/Master_Plan/Master_...

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by reggiet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

It’s clear that DL wants to be a big player in AUS. It’s been growing 25% annually for at least a couple years now. AUS will likely reach 20 million pax/yr by 2025 and DL is aiming for a majority of that growth. It looks to be on track to overtake UA within a couple years. That being said let’s not...

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by reggiet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

It’s clear that DL wants to be a big player in AUS. It’s been growing 25% annually for at least a couple years now. AUS will likely reach 20 million pax/yr by 2025 and DL is aiming for a majority of that growth. It looks to be on track to overtake UA within a couple years. That being said let’s not...

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by reggiet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

. (In late 2017, AUS was in the running with DEN for Amazons new HQ. Supposedly the lack of an expansive & fluid airport structure was a demerit that contributed to knocking AUS out of contention) You think it's a foregone conclusion it's DEN now? 20 city list was just released. How many more g...

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by reggiet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

(In late 2017, AUS was in the running with DEN for Amazons new HQ. Supposedly the lack of an expansive & fluid airport structure was a demerit that contributed to knocking AUS out of contention) ***Seattle upgrades to twice daily in March with a commensurate upgauge in aircraft (mentioned on De...

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by reggiet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

The airport hasn’t put out a press release about the SkyClub, or about the resumption of CVG, so those will probably be folded into a bigger announcement (I mean, the airport press people announce when there are new trash cans in the terminal, so it’s significant that they haven’t done so yet). Sin...

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by reggiet
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 78790

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I posted this in a different thread but word is the Austin Chamber of Commerce will have a big Delta announcement on Feb 6th. Let the speculation begin. The airport hasn’t put out a press release about the SkyClub, or about the resumption of CVG, so those will probably be folded into a bigger annou...

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