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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5932

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Does anyone know the plan for gate assignment with all these new flights? I believe Spirit uses gates in the 30-39 pier right now. International arrivals will have to come into 20-29 or 80-99. Will they move to new gates to faciltate this, or just park the international arrival at an appropriate ga...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5932

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Do they have enough aircraft to support this without reducing elsewhere? These are starting when the summer only frequencies go away. With 9 more frames going to NK this year and 16 total next year (6 in quarter 1 alone), I don’t see any current routes having to fund this expansion. The expansion c...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5932

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

The resources being used to the west coast this summer is going to support the new MCO service...if you put two-and-two together. I kind of have a feeling that a lot of the west coast seasonal service will NOT come back next summer...I'm thinking SEA. More than enough new metal coming to NK before ...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4794

Re: Spirit announces GSO

rajincajun01 wrote:
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.

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2287

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

While I don’t work for Southwest, I have seen IFP (Bullhead City-Laughlin). It’s definitely the “we know you’re going to get into LAS with no problems but we legally need an alternate and we don’t have a lot of extra weight to play with for alternate fuel” alternate.

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NK Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: New NK Flights

MYR-BWI will do well (this summer they've added extra frequencies and have been extending the operating season), and I think it's good that they're doing the MCO-MYR as a thru-flight to BWI so they can capture some extra traffic between Orlando and Baltimore as well. Is it just me? I thought BWI(an...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11407

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

Well, at least it’s not disappearing for good. Summer seasonal seems to make the most sense, I just hope it returns next year.

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NK Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: New NK Flights

MYR-BWI will do well (this summer they've added extra frequencies and have been extending the operating season), and I think it's good that they're doing the MCO-MYR as a thru-flight to BWI so they can capture some extra traffic between Orlando and Baltimore as well. Is it just me? I thought BWI(an...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NK Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: New NK Flights

nkops wrote:
I believe that DTW-PBI was flown in the past, but stopped for some reason... good to see it back


I think you’re right. ACY and DTW were seasonal to PBI for many years. ACY stuck, not sure when DTW disappeared (I’m thinking 5-6 years ago).

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by Beechtobus
Wed May 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 105
Views: 17461

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

I think that would be really hard to do. There'd be no way of separating international arriving passengers in B and getting them back to the terminal short of building an express line train and separate platform (which would be excessive) or bussing them back on the apron (which is not glamorous.) ...

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by Beechtobus
Wed May 30, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 105
Views: 17461

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

The renderings look very light filled and modern and airy. The current concourses, while being very spacious, are very....early 90s. Does anyone have the word if the existing portions of the concourses are going to be renovated to the design of the extensions or if there is just going to be a weird ...

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by Beechtobus
Mon May 28, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5808

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

LAS D gates plays The Killers almost 24/7. Asked one of the gate agents one time (I know, I know) and seems to be a mutual promotion of their hometown band. I love The Killers, so it's alright by me! Yep- LAS typically plays The Killers Imagine Dragons (another local band), or songs that are synony...

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by Beechtobus
Fri May 25, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10428

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

dmstorm22 wrote:
FatCat wrote:
$100k seems so low, almost quaint.


I was kind of thinking the same. A wide body, international diversion could easily end up costing more.

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by Beechtobus
Tue May 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

I’ve seen her (the AN 124) in Denver quite a bit. I believe she hauls rocket parts from there that are built at the Lockheed Martin plant in Littleton that are too large to be transported by rail.

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by Beechtobus
Sat May 19, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 22
Views: 3069

Re: CLT concourse A

Capn wrote:
It also mentioned the airlines moving into the new gates JBL F9 AC UAL SWA NK.
I think this will bring A to 22 gates ( 13 old and the 9 new ones).


NK? NK doesn’t even fly to CLT, at least yet. Interesting.

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by Beechtobus
Thu May 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15875

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Well their CEO did send a letter to customers announcing that the current president and CFO will take his role in 2019. So that’s big news With how the announcement is being teased, I’m thinking it’s going to be something tangible to passengers, not a changing of the guard so to speak. Addition of ...

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by Beechtobus
Tue May 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7190

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

Still throwing darts at a map.. Just copying what NK has been doing for years... Oh come on, why don't you compare what percentage of NK routes last more than a few months compared to F9. It's not even close. I agree that the JAX adds are pretty odd and don't expect most of them to last. I'm biased...

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by Beechtobus
Fri May 04, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 4011

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

Spirit needs to merge with F9 and keep the Frontier name and call it a day. More like Spirit absorbs Frontier, keeps the Spirit name and calls it a day. F9 is too erratic Agreed. Frontier is in and out of markets very rapidly and just kind of seeing what sticks as it seems, much like Spirit was at ...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4424

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

deleted, answered my own question.....

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by Beechtobus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 41
Views: 4402

Re: What's next for COS?

COS-PHX on AA is a big hole while I believe COS-MSP on DL is a good opportunity for DL to resume service on. If places like LBB and AMA can support daily PHX service, I'd imagine COS could as well. Heck I'd even be willing to trade the ORD flights for PHX since you can practically get everywhere fr...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11741

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Would they have to make these flights operated by regional carriers? If not, this opens up a whole world of possible routes for NK, connecting a ton of dots in a WN manner. No, why would they? I thought I remembered hearing US airlines (the US3 and AS) having to delegate aircraft under a certain se...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?

Concourse C is likely the only place where there is enough real estate. As long as it’s in the center core, it won’t be too out of the way for passengers to visit. As a platinum card holder, I have to say I’m pretty excited about the Centurion finally coming to my hometown airport.

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by Beechtobus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?
Replies: 16
Views: 2779

Re: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?

Not sure if true but a neat theory; the founder of Spirit was Ned Homfeld. Apparently he treated employees very well like family and thus called his work family his kids. The story is that NK refers to Ned’s Kids ( his kids being his airline and employees). Do I personally believe it? Not really, bu...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6352

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

I know the last revenue flight out of Stapleton was CO flight 34 to LGW. Did CO ever operate DEN-LGW from DIA? I seem to recall that that flight ended when Stapleton closed but I could be wrong. Besides a few Continental Connection beech 1900 flights, LGW was the last non (remaining)hub city served ...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6352

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

CO also used the fact that the city of Denver wouldn’t allow them to keep their maintenance facility at Stapleton as an excuse for closing the hub. CO wanted to keep thier hangars and a portion of one of the north/south runways open to ferry maintenance flights in and out and continue to run what wa...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5809

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

A couple of points: 1) UA moved downtown because Wolf lived downtown along with several of the other Officers of the company. Specifically in the Bloomingdale building where he had two floors complete to himself and his then wife. 2) UA looked at DEN several years back when they talked of gathering...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9259

Re: Mirabel Airport - Montreal

While always intrigued by Mirabel and it’s related drama, I guess I haven’t followed things there in quite some time. Was there not a proposal a few years to convert the terminal to an indoor amusement park or am I imagining things? I had no idea the terminal was demolished.

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by Beechtobus
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 10496

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

At LHR, they operated some 727's on flights into Europe to feed the TTL services. TWA did this as well. United carried on the 727 flights out of LHR for a few years after they aquired PAs LHR routes in 1990. If I recall correctly, there was AMS, FRA, BRU, HAM, MUC, and TXL. Local traffic wasn’t all...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 71
Views: 8489

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

Nice list, thank you for compiling. You did miss Spirit’s daily A320 service to Cancun.

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by Beechtobus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13513

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

T-8 - Newly built in 1999 I know as your name implies and from previous posts, you are quite knowledgable about LAX, but wasn’t T-8 part of the original early 60s terminal complex? I know it’s gate layout has been reconfigured over the years, but growing up in LA in a United family, I know it was t...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5963

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

2 quick questions regarding DENs expansion; 1) Will the FIS facilities be expanded with the Great Hall/gate expansion? I haven’t seen this referenced anywhere. Does the FIS even need to be expanded? The 3 times I’ve flown internationally I seemed to breeze right through. I could have happened to bee...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 5070

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Wouldn't be surpised if it was a Med-holiday island. Tons of traffic, virtually no large cities. Something like that or Las Vegas, city population is around 620,000, LAS had 48,500,000. But the Metro area is around 2.3 million. I do imagine though, even with 2.3 million people, Vegas is pretty up t...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 5070

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Let’s be real for a second, I don’t think we can consider Weeze, Keflavík, or Hahn, or anything like that. Sure, they are small cities but clearly the airport serves a nearby (or maybe not so nearby in Ryanair’s case) larger city. I’m thinking Kona has to be up there regarding jet flights vs. popula...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

This thread is just silly, bordering on ignorance. And there have been similar threads before. Give it a rest. arcticcruiser ( actually used to fly for Greenlandair/Air Greenland). :checkmark: ..Yeah, I mean, no offence to the thread starter, but this "why don't we have a hub in [insert remote...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

This thread is just silly, bordering on ignorance. And there have been similar threads before. Give it a rest. arcticcruiser ( actually used to fly for Greenlandair/Air Greenland). It’s called tossing around thoughts about random ideas, and gathering information and inputs of why something can or c...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

In Nuuk, they will start expansion of their only runway this year at GOH (Nuuk Godthab). Currently, the runway is some 950m or 3000ft in length. The plan is to take it to the max length allowable under the terrain (mountain at one end, sea at the other) of 2200m or 7200ft. This will open up many po...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

Northeastmost Canada would be better located. Would have range for 321LR to most Europe and North America.[...] Exactly! Places like Halifax have a decent local infrastructure and they would be able to draw a certain number of tourists from Europe at the same time. (Greenland is FAR too expensive. ...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

COSPN wrote:
Do they have a hospital there that can treat 100 injured crash victims ? I think it would be too hard to certify


Greenlandair flies its A330 in and out currently, so I don’t think that would be an issue. Perhaps hotel rooms for large scale weather delays and cancellations may be though.

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by Beechtobus
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

KEF has a large tourism market to support it. Any North America-Europe hub would be 99% connections and I'm not sure Greenland/Denmark would be willing to pump billions into creating a new connecting airline like Qatar :lol: . But you never know, those 500 people in Kangarlussuaq could surprise us ...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

As the title states, does anyone feel Greenland (Kangerlussuaq specifically) could one day host a Mid Atlantic hub, the likes of what WOW and Icelandair do in Keflavik? Would Greenland air or another startup ever be up for connecting passengers there? I know the facilities there would have to be exp...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11444

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

And why just ask this question for UA (or DL or just TATL to LHR)? Shouldn’t the question apply to any airline serving LHR since the slot are so expensive, wheather it’s intraEuropean or intercontinental? It’s just a matter of right sizing, same reason LH doesn’t fly A380s to LHR is the same Reason ...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5963

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

Are there plans to expand DENs international capabilities (sorry if I missed a topic about this)? Flew in on FI last week from KEF and waited on the ground 50 minutes for an Intl. gate to open up. Not sure if this is a usual occurance now, but I’m sure it will be as DENs international portfolio exp...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5963

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

Are there plans to expand DENs international capabilities (sorry if I missed a topic about this)? Flew in on FI last week from KEF and waited on the ground 50 minutes for an Intl. gate to open up. Not sure if this is a usual occurance now, but I’m sure it will be as DENs international portfolio expa...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3169

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

in KC ,home of the restored TWA Connie. closed for remodeling https://www.airlinehistory.org/ Also at KC downtown, across the airport from the National Airline History Museum, there is the TWA Museum where they have the reverse color TWA MD-80 and a restored Lockheed Jerstar. Also an indoor portion...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8991

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Western Airlines DEN to LGW was called 'The Londoner' including decals on their single DC10-30 that operated on the route. Maybe off subject, but how did western with a hub 400 miles away in SLC wind up flying a Denver route? WA had not yet established SLC as its sole intermountian hub by the time ...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8611

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Don't worry if you miss this farewell series of tours. You can get on LH at JFK and other airports and ride a 747 for the next 15 years or so. The world's longest farewell I guess. Ha! I have to agree that these 747 farewell tours are all a little silly, especially when there are an abundance of pa...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8611

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

I'm surprised no mention of ORD yet. The 747s DL originally had in its fleet through most of the early 70's were a regular visitor to ORD with regular flights to ATL, MIA, and seasonally to other Florida cities. ORD has always been been a very important station for DL, even having hub/focus city sta...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Applies for FLL-GYE
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: Spirit Applies for FLL-GYE

Interesting addition. UIO was mentioned by name as a future addition a few years ago but i believe this was before B6 started FLL-UIO. Spirit clearly switched their Ecuadorian focus to Guayaquil.

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by Beechtobus
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15312

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

I think AS should move in and start some new routes from DEN Alaska is adding a seventh daily SEA flight next summer. AS has PDX on their radar as more E175s come online too. VX was on the verge of announcing LAX prior to the merger. If AS is smart (and can find the pilots), they need to add PDX, S...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 34582

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I really still am not all that keen on them coming to STL but I figure it is going to happen eventually, so I will try to be optimistic about it. Really?! Why is that, because they’re would use one or two of those unused 60 or so gates on concourses B, C, or D leaving only 58 or so unused gates for...

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