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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:13 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)

This thread should be deleted. The OP is being childish and making unsubstiated claims about DL that are easily refutable.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:04 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)

The OP is wrong. BOS is a mess, JetBlue made the right decision. BTW there are no business travelers on Sunday morning and B6 passenger will be sitting at home while everyone else is sitting at the airport

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:28 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 in BOS but currently accuweather shows 27 and ice

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 33
Views: 7846

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

B764er wrote:
imagine if the soviets had had a chance to build heir own "Tri-Starskis" and they even wanted to pay for the licensing rights!.
but politics win again I guess. all the history that was never written because of politics alone.

And with good reason

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 200
Views: 14203

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

My first 747 was Air France 1971 from BOS or JFK to Orly. I don’t recall. In 1973 I flew PA BDA-JFK.

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7805

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

SurfandSnow wrote:
I can't help but wonder if AC would reconsider YYZ-SNA with the A220. With B6 and DL getting the type as well this highly capable plane could be a game changer for the Orange County airport!

Slots and passenger cap

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7805

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

n2dru wrote:
Does anyone think they would ever serve ATL from YUL again? DL currently has the monopoly.

Yeah, but with the E175. I think ATL might be a good add for a one daily connecting to Maritimes and Europe

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7805

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

BML87 wrote:
YVR-IAD, YHZ
YYC-IAD, BOS
YYZ-SJC, MTY
YUL-SEA

Image


First and foremost they will replace the E190s. YUL-SEA is a tough one

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7157

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

AA were in serious financial difficulties at the time and were being restructured. Delta started Song in 2003. CO started Cal Lite in 1993. AA wasn't perpetually in financial distress. AA's Ch 11 filing came 11/29/11. Anybody remember the short-lived AA ad tag line, 'A great low fare and a lot more...

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 11467

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

*AA JLN-ORD JUN 0>1.7[0] JUL 0>2[0] AUG 0>2[0] SEP 0>2[0] OCT 0>2[0] This is another city graduating out of the EAS program. American stated in October that when the current EAS contract for 2x/day JLN-DFW ends in late February they would continue to serve Joplin subsidy-free. Joplin is offering a ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 26025

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

“”“The design standard will apply to new aircraft from 2020 and also to deliveries of aircraft already in production from 2023.””

What does this mean exactly? For currently lines of production? Does a Max8 delivered in 2023 have to be substantially different from one in 2022?

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4340

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

xxcr wrote:
with this government shutdown, are there any security delays out of SFO?

SFO has private firm doing security....airports can opt out of TSA and SFO did

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4340

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

This should be a great opportunity to be rid of the TSA and bring back private security...and no private security wasnt to blame for 9-11. Government was. Nothing the hijackers took onboard the flights was illegal or prohibited.

BTW at Nancy Pelosi's airport the security is.....private firm

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11797

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

I don't get this obsession with UA not having a footprint in deep Dixie. What kind of money are they leaving on the table? Stuff like TYS-FLL? RIC to MCO? Markets well covered by DL & AA with lots of ULCC competition. It would involve allot of capital with questionable results. What UA lacks in...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11797

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

UA must open a SE hub and UA must buy B6. That’s the two themes on this site now.

I recall when this site insisted that AA was going to close CLT as a hub.

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11797

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

Traffic to and from the south is captured from existing hubs as I said. And to say UA has had no meaningful competition at IAD misses that DCA kept seeing beyond the perimeter flights added and AA as a stronger competitor to UA than US. Ill try and find out how much infra south traffic is, but I dou...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11797

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

56 years and counting. My point is that UA needs a domestic connex hub serving the SE (IAD isn't it and has never been it) .... or UA never penetrates the SE. Do you realize that the only thing UA loses by not having a SE hub is traffic within the south? Anything that goes outside the region (ie th...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11797

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

If UA wants a hub in the southeast then they will have to build facilities regardless of where they go. I think taking on AA at CLT would be a major undertaking and not worth the effort. CHS is experiencing rapid growth but it is prone to some nasty weather during hurricane season. MEM has the faci...

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11797

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

Fervent agreement on "IAD remains an important international gateway". My point is that UA's 56 years of trying to grow IAD as a domestic hub have been unsuccessful despite MWAA's diverting DCA revenue to support IAD, Virginia's state subsidies, adding a Silver line stop, etc. What's diff...

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes
Replies: 27
Views: 3887

Re: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes

[photoid][/photoid]AA is using their 788s on their ORD-CUN route daily and 2x 788s on the weekend for the winter season. It's not hard to imagine AA placing a 787 or a A330 on MIA-SJU routes during winter season when there would be more slack in the schedule and demand is higher as people from cold...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3556

Re: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?

Make bigger hub at JFK as United did with EWR. so Jetblue agrees to something that will make its rival at JFK bigger while giving them slots at LGA for which markets? It was a good move for UA because Delta doesnt have a hub at EWR and UA can have EWR to themselves while AA/DL/B6 fight at JFK. Win/...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21427

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

FLL isn’t a true southern hub.

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3556

Re: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?

Since Delta and United did similar thing on JFK-EWR slot exchange, could possibly JetBlue and Delta do similar thing on LGA-JFK since Delta would get JFK slots and JetBlue LGA slots. What do you think, airport infrastructure not taking into consideration. Why would DL want to do that? Make bigger h...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 589
Views: 90384

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Does anyone think the Chinese government and by extension carriers are trying to drive all US carriers out of China? The market itself is doing that. There is not a lot of high fare traffic to China. There was a lot of 1990s era competitive jockeying to be The “winner” in China. In some businesses ...

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 589
Views: 90384

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Does anyone think the Chinese government and by extension carriers are trying to drive all US carriers out of China?

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by Bobloblaw
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 589
Views: 90384

Re: UA, DL, AA in bitter battle over fate of 14 valuable US-China Zone 1 frequencies

TTailedTiger wrote:
Any airline that suspends a previously awarded slot should have to give it up immediately. The airlines requesting those slots should have to start the service within 180 days.

It’s not a slot, it is a frequency.

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by Bobloblaw
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7622

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I could see F9 doing these Canadian Routes easily, I'm guessing out of the routes F9 operates from cross border airports like BUF & BTV along with airlines like Swoop operating flights from YXX & YHM. DEN-YYZ, MCO-YYZ, LAS-YYZ, TPA-YYZ PHX-YYC DEN-YVR, LAS-YVR, PHX-YVR MCO-YUL The last thin...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

UA is doing pretty well against WN and F9 in Denver. Ok......so you understand that UA has been the strongest carrier in Denver for something like 75 years. Talk about legacy strength. They are THE incumbents carrier there with very strong community and business ties. That doesn’t exist in FLL. In ...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Yes, nothing will come close to the size/scale/scope of what AA/MIA is, but I think theres enough north of Miami to support a "lite" version at FLL. What is the #2 airline of choice for business travelers So Fla? is it DL or B6? both offer rather limited networks. B6 + UA would shake up t...

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways new fleet?
Replies: 21
Views: 3201

Re: Silver airways new fleet?

Blueknows wrote:
It Would get them ERJ jets and expand there
footprinylt in the southwest. VIAairways is based in Sanford so Florida connection would be a plus for merger

Silver doesn’t need any of that. It’s A.net so it’s all the time mergers.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways new fleet?
Replies: 21
Views: 3201

Re: Silver airways new fleet?

Blueknows wrote:
Thanks for info. Im waiting for them to
Merge with another small carrier


such as???

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13152

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

This year is starting off badly

Marty Funkhauser
Captain Daryl Dragon
Herb
:(

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

UA buying B6 is a horrible idea for UA and for the traveling public. I will agree with the second half... anything they would say to the DOJ to get this passed would be a bold-faced lie straight out of the WN/FL merger handbook. There are a lot of pluses for UA though 1) Greater SE presence with FL...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

Today there isin't much of a difference between legacy's and LCC. Really the only difference is history and flying long haul. Labor costs especially legacy employees. You believe it is a false premise that price sensitive travelers wouldn’t avoid UA due to fare increases? That’s the definition of p...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

United would get runout of FLL by WN and NK. Not if they transformed it into a network like operation. United has a lot of regional assets and WN/NK can only fly to places that support 150-200 seat aircraft. Trade FLL- SWF SYR ALB SLC PHX for FLL-SAV, CHS, ECP, GSP, AVL, PNS, BHM, MOB at 1-3x daily...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

AA only serves hubs from FLL and DL only serves hubs plus focus cities like RDU.

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

There is definitely business traffic there. The issue is that much of the business traffic across So. Fla is international and it’s hard to match the frequency/scope of what AA offers both internationally and domestically. This is exacerbated by the fact that the international business traffic gene...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

That is certainly an issue for them. But the real problem is this. JetBlue is an LCC that has stimulated markets with low fares. United can’t make money at B6 fares and when they try to raise fares, traffic would shrink. Possibly dramatically. Yes NYC could be a regulatory problem, UA would lose ba...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

Fun game. Let me try: If United would buy JetBlue, it would trash Mint and convert everything to United Business/F. JetBlue as a boutique, upscale experience would seize to exist. Scores of customers (including myself) would immediately bail and probably fly DL. In effect, United would just have th...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

Where have these been swirling? In your head, as usual? Predicting B6's imminent demise by reply two has to be a new record. Before I explain why, I want everyone to think a bit as to why united buying JetBlue would be a colossal failure. Because it would Fun game. Let me try: If United would buy J...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

Also, still have strong UA takeover rumors swirling around. Strong. Where have these been swirling? In your head, as usual? Predicting B6's imminent demise by reply two has to be a new record. A UA takeover does not equal demise. Quite the opposite. For employees, it means more money and job securi...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

Also, still have strong UA takeover rumors swirling around. Strong. Where have these been swirling? In your head, as usual? Predicting B6's imminent demise by reply two has to be a new record. Before I explain why, I want everyone to think a bit as to why united buying JetBlue would be a colossal f...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 19678

Re: JetBlueq Network Thread - 2019

flight152 wrote:
Blueknows wrote:
Year end company employee
Video showed customer checking in online jfk-lhr

What a joke. B6 would get eaten alive on JFK-LHR

Why? They don’t get eaten alive on JFK-LAX, SFO. In fact they do quite well. I would bet their NYC corporate customers also fly to London.

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18298

Re: 757s in Vail

FA9295 wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
So when the 757s are all retired, what will be the successor aircraft?

A321.

You’re joking right? The thrust to weight ratio of the 757 is far superior and the wing on the A321 is small relative to the length of the body.

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by Bobloblaw
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11245

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

Delta's striking as the only one of the US3 not to run a daylight flight to LHR from one of their big trunk hubs as AA (ORD) and UA (IAD & EWR) do. This got me wondering if Delta has ever run such a flight from the most powerful hub in North America? Such a flight would open up a lot of 1 stop ...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4081

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

Here's a look at what else is on the business community's wishlist, which might give us some indication of what might be to come next year for MSP: Europe: GVA DUS MUC BRU South America: GRU Asia: SIN BLR . These are going to be tough. Most are marginal at best from ORD If DL exits MSP-TYO, i dont ...

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by Bobloblaw
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT
Replies: 37
Views: 6357

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

WN has no foreign website and do they even take non-US credit cards?

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by Bobloblaw
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19258

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

toltommy wrote:
Didn't everyone get their knickers in a twist when AA wanted to move a HAV slot from CLT to MIA?

It is not a slot, it is a frequency. Slots are for airport arrival and departure times. Frequencies are for countries. This is a frequency.

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by Bobloblaw
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service
Replies: 58
Views: 8847

Re: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service

[threeid][/threeid] Haha there’s about 30 airlines competing for connecting NA > Europe traffic not just 2/3 ... Time to buy an atlas buddy There would be 3 ULCCs competing for connecting traffic with mid atlantic hubs In what world is FI an ULCC?? It's not a legacy airline, sure, but a hybrid carr...

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