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by ncflyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)
Replies: 36
Views: 9619

Re: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)

I'm not sure I get why this is even a question. B6 has access to a lot more weather information than any of us, I'm sure they are not making a decision to lose millions of dollars due to cancelled operations lightly. Enough planes skidding off runways in recent days.

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by ncflyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18309

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

It’d be a win win but it’ll never happen, some sort of advertising swap between CLE and PIT. Want to fly to Iceland or SAN nonstop, head over to CLE. LHR or FRA or SEA make the easy drive on the turnpike to PIT. The airports could get real creative and offer some kind of couponing on parking. It’s f...

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by ncflyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Delta Launch May Be Delayed
Replies: 16
Views: 4364

Re: A220 Delta Launch May Be Delayed

that’s a whole thread unto itself and it could get very political c933! I’d suggest googling your question. The administration apparently has some discretion to choose here, so you could imagine lobbying comes in to play as does opening functions most visible to the most taxpayers such as processing...

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by ncflyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18309

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Terrific growth throughout the Ohio Valley/Great Lakes. It bugs me that these airports are so small compared to their population—- think MCI, STL, RDU for nonhub, nontourist airports in smaller or comparable cities that are much larger— but it probably has to do with the fact the Chicago and the nor...

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by ncflyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10112

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

Article doesn’t mention what Indy shelled out to lure this meeting but I’d venture to guess it wasn’t nothing.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10112

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

ahhh OK my bad, Cleveland's event was some route planning event for Airport Council International. I have no idea how the two compare. I do know the one article I saw about it said there were reps from airlines all over NA and Europe in attendance.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

I couldn't find SAT either on F9, at least not this summer. On the other hand, F9 is flying A321's this summer to AUS 3x per week, not far off the number of seats UA flew when the route was daily. It's interesting how F9 drops some routes very quietly, but others, PDX, they specifically mention in a...

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by ncflyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10112

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

When this event was in CLE recently, it got barely, barely, barely any local media attention, let alone a governor showing up.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10112

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

What’s IND connection to Mexico? I don’t think of it as a place heavily populated with Mexican American community but my thinking may be dated.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10112

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

Cleveland hosted that conference 3 or 4 years ago— and unfortunately it’s still Cleveland Airport, not much came of it, maybe FI. Can’t imagine governor showing up for that announcement. How’s Fedex international coverage out of IND?

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by ncflyer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10112

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

Any way to tell if the governor attending? Seems like that’s the precedent set for international at least.

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by ncflyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

91% is probably simply CLE's market share relative to CAK and Youngstown. It'd be too hard to figure out how many in the region are served by PIT/CMH/DTW/YYZ and points beyond. For those who say CLE serves 5MM people, including Erie PA, it would be hard to determine CLE's % of the region's traffic. ...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22445

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

Spirit's prices will blow away existing (with exception of F9). They will stimulate demand like WN used to do years back. They'll turn drivers in to flyers, and make people vacation in the Carolinas who might not have otherwise. Yes they've added a lot of business markets, but they won't have a busi...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22445

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

What's easy to forget is that RDU is a leisure destination in its own right, at least certain times of year. Close to the Carolina coast, close to the golfing mecca that is Pinehurst, close to parts of the mountains such as Boone. If done right, Spirit could really stimulate new leisure demand to RD...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22445

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

People are overthinking this in my opinion. You don’t capitalize BIGlike that without a reason. I said MSY Big Easy but I like the Spirit guesses even more. Any more puns on BIG? Tom Hanks anyone?

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by ncflyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 93
Views: 16473

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Why doesn’t ATC cancel the heck out of SFO preventatively, like they did in DCA/ IAD yesterday with winter storm GIO?

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by ncflyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22445

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

Isn’t “big” likeky to be a reference to the big easy?

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by ncflyer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting that F9 so much more successful in CLE than PIT. SAN got cut to PIT and IND, but still kicking for CLE, through summer. F9 practically nothing in PIT. I don’t see F9 advertise much so they can’t be why, I’ll attribute it to first mover advantage after UA shut the hub. WN didn’t make much...

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by ncflyer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Correct me if I’m wrong but PDX connecting opportunities on AS for Clevelanders would completely overlap— and therefore cannibalize SEA— which AS would obviously serve preferentially.

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by ncflyer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Link works fine for me. Excellent, thorough article. F9 more destinations than UA— who would have thought. . .even if most cities aren’t daily. F9 uses a lot of A321s on those routes. Don’t know if you read the article jplatts but I’d say chances of AS entering CLE PDX are pretty much zero based on ...

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by ncflyer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shutdown disruption on Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 5643

Re: Shutdown disruption on Aviation

With respect to aircraft delivery delays, something will have to give. Either retirements will be delayed (doubtful in my opinion) or else we will start to see some schedule changes (more likely in my opinion).

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by ncflyer
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 14151

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Impressive, topic for its own thread but RDU has to be smallest airport/city— by not even close— to have lounge for each of the US3. Even very large cities with dominant hubs won’t have this. Not having a dominant carrier has its privileges.

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by ncflyer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18309

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

So getting media attention in PIT must be harder than getting it in NYC or LA? Really? Pittsburgh’s newspapers billboards and radio stations are fully booked? Or is it the case that the airport authority cares more about the #destinations served rather than #people served on those 210 seat A321s tha...

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by ncflyer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18309

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

So Frontier finds a formula for success in Cleveland and RDU and CVG and many other markets where they had no brand name at all either up until a few years back, but isn’t able to do so in PIT? I don’t get it at all.

There’s gotta be more to the story.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 9431

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Mainline service CLE-DTW is very irregular. None right now for instance. This summer there are two 717s scheduled from CLE-DTW, three CRJ900's. (CVG has 6 frequencies but no mainline and CMH has 7 frequencies but no mainline). Not sure where you are getting your information from but I sure can't rec...

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by ncflyer
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18309

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

True, but in a lasting way, not in a way to make good press releases. Why hasn’t PIT had as much success as Cleveland and Columbus in getting as much Spirit and Frontier service? Those carriers are here to stay…there’s no reason I can think of for those two to be any less successful in PIT— though t...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18309

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

This is the exact problem with government/public agencies picking winners and losers. No accountability for OneJet…and worse apparently going to the well a second time. (I suppose WOW could be lumped in here too except at least in that case PIT was not alone in falling for it).

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by ncflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18309

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wow. It seems to me that PIT management measures success by destinations served and nothing else.

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by ncflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18309

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

This one seems doomed from the start. These are business markets with less than daily service— c’mon!! I get less than daily to leisure markets on Frontier and Spirit, but not this…

I hope these flights fell in PITs lap, not courted…

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by ncflyer
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

United had nothing to do with the construction of D that’s pretty obvious point, but they assume outstanding contractual obligations from Continental in a merger. I doubt anyone on this board really knows what’s in that contract but there’s a good chance Cleveland faces a pretty big bill to make it ...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

UA was foolish to give up Boston but they did it. Granted BOS is not NY, but it's still a damn important business center, and not one where UA has a competing hub. Delta didn't hesitate to jump in, and Delta hasn't hesitated to put much better equipment on the LGA route. On fun2fly's prediction of c...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

I do worry about the Lordstown likely closure. All the downstream jobs…not yet reflected in any numbers. It’s probably nothing more than entertainment value but Cleveland.com article up to over 200 comments on the new roadway set up. Overwhemingly negative, a few positive, a few very juvenile as one...

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by ncflyer
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

as if taxi drivers don’t have it bad enough. Wonder why that missed the article.

What these articles never mention is that Cleveland, unique to any airport I’ve seen, blocks literally half of the departure level lanes for valet parking. That set up suggests it’s about money not congestion.

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by ncflyer
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203930

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Funny I too took it as a given that WOW was gone from PIT---- but the articles I have read and the press releases from WOW don't seem to address the issue of PIT head on, unlike all those other cities. I wonder why that is. . . .

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by ncflyer
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I'll throw out a prediction or two in light of fun2fly's question: I think the NEO flying public will really get fed up-- even more than they already are-- with the ground transportation changes at Hopkins, and there will finally be pressure from some circles outside the airport to get a new termina...

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by ncflyer
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

It is a great mystery to me why WN isn’t a little larger in CLE, with service to some of the places that jplatts posts about a lot. I think a lot of us on here held out hope that the fifth gate and closing of CAK would lead to something more meaningful, say 30 flights per day. But I’ve given up, WN ...

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by ncflyer
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Unfortunately, as far as I can remember, neither Crain's nor the Plain Dealer have done any editorializing or reporting/educating the public on how unusual it is that CLE is run by the city rather than a regional commission that is as professionalized and apolitical as feasible. Not that a park syst...

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by ncflyer
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Great article, wouldn't it be fantastic if the airports were operated by a regional commission, and then Camacho's seemingly impressive skills could be shared by one airport finishing a lot of construction and a second one that needs boatloads of it. I added up the NEO counties 2012 population and i...

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by ncflyer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 415
Views: 41133

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

AA is pretty clear about their strategy everywhere— hubs or bust. RDU to LHR is an outlier. I’m blown away that for many years AA fills up 8-10 large narrow bodies per day on the hop to CLT. I can’t think of too many city pairs like that around the country— can’t be much if any O&D on a short fl...

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by ncflyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203930

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cush, you pose a GREAT question. I've noticed through the years that pricing discussions don't go very far on airliners.net. I can't figure out why, as it's a ripe topic for discussion. Maybe it's too heavily based on anecdote. I've tried to raise some pricing oddities, for instance one I notice gen...

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by ncflyer
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Rather than rationalizing this setup, a better taking point would be “we recognize the inconvenience to our passengers and the need to come up with a more lasting solution and it is being studied more thoroughly in our master plan expected to be complete in 20xx”.

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by ncflyer
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives
Replies: 50
Views: 6077

Re: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives

I don’t even know how you’d do an economic impact study after the fact— there are so many drivers to something like hotel spending— such as GNP growth, conventions in PIT, how well the sports teams are drawing, etc. I suppose someone could survey passengers on the flights on their behavior and spend...

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by ncflyer
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives
Replies: 50
Views: 6077

Re: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives

the highest and best use of this money for Western PA is flight incentives? Better than schools, crime prevention, road repair, etc? That’s the question…

I like the critical thinking being put forth on here about economic impact studies.

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by ncflyer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I'm glad that sign is finally being fixed-- a nonworking sign is not a very welcoming entrance to an airport-- and I can't even remember how long it hasn't been working, it's been a long time I do believe. I think the logo is dated and the digital screen way too small for the size of the sign but I'...

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by ncflyer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 30486

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm sure this is a easier to ask than to answer but can someone help me understand how slots work at DCA. Is a slot a slot a slot a slot, or are there different types of slots. For instance maybe there are slots for RJs/turboprops different from slots for mainline jets. Maybe there are slots for bey...

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by ncflyer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Been thinking more about yesterday's CLE/BOS news. So there's one argument that Boston is nothing for UA, it's a low yielding route that can't make money for UA, maybe DL will do better because they can get some connecting traffic on this route, and they have greater critical mass on the Boston side...

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by ncflyer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

I think Deltas RJ product is excellent. Nice newer planes, clean, well maintained, three seating classes. It’s easier to have a carry on bag stashed below than to find a spot on the overhead.

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by ncflyer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9946

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

It's not conspiracy theory to think that Sheldon Adelson was very heavily involved in the route, it would be smart business from someone who has been very successful, and who has a direct line with any Israeli government official he wants, right up to the very top. It is speculation, but that is ver...

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by ncflyer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 147161

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Right on SEA. It's a great mystery why CLE-SEA service is so inconsistent, yet now PIT and CMH have Alaska. Every smaller airport has an unexplainable gap in service and this is Cleveland's. On LA, the reason that it is a large market that isn't currently served by AA/DL/WN is that UA and NK already...

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by ncflyer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

I don't follow SEA closely but this BOS situation is so parallel to AS and DL at Seattle. . . .wonder if there is anything to be learned about B6's ability to weather Delta's deeper pockets.

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