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by gdg9
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any ROA folks??
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Any ROA folks??

You'd be waiting a fair bit of time between RJs and maybe one DL A319 (if they still run mainline?) at ROA...

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by gdg9
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)
Replies: 17
Views: 4029

Re: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)

http://bit.ly/2n0rybi

I have another thread on the site detailing flights further back, to about 2009 I think at LGW.
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This link shows each aircraft redo/type that operated the BA DFW-LHR route going back to Jan 2012...
http://bit.ly/2n0rybi

I have another thread on the site detailing flights further back, to about 2009 I think at LGW.

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by gdg9
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 650

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for January 2017. Pretty good numbers again for most of the carriers for a January, indeed several of the carriers would most likely be please with these loads in the middle of the summer! Interjet looks bad at first glance but lets...

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by gdg9
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11557

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Long overdue - barring many places in Alaska I suppose, EAS is a total waste of money. If people choose to live in remote, rural areas, that is their right, but not up to me or others to subsidize their travel to a large airport. Get in the car and drive.

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by gdg9
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW: AA gets serious about Terminal F; Renovations to Terminal C in lingo
Replies: 86
Views: 10725

Re: DFW: AA gets serious about F; Renovations to C in lingo

I find the fact that DFW spent almost $1B for TRIP on Terminal A astounding. Must have been some gold plated systems upgrades because to the passengers its just new paint, new lighting and less room to get by the "improved retail experience." I don't agree there, compare A today and C tod...

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by gdg9
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW: AA gets serious about Terminal F; Renovations to Terminal C in lingo
Replies: 86
Views: 10725

Re: DFW: AA gets serious about F; Renovations to C in lingo

william wrote:
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Hey, I tweeted that picture out just last week on the dfwtower twitter after finding that postcard at WalMart of all places - funny to see it making the rounds, was it at another store too?

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by gdg9
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2016 Loads
Replies: 1
Views: 396

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2016 Loads

http://bit.ly/2li8mWQ
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Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for December 2016. Numbers across the board look fairly good, especially for a winter month in the "shoulder season."

http://bit.ly/2li8mWQ

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by gdg9
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Load Factors, November 016
Replies: 4
Views: 974

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Load Factors, November 016

Here are the estimated loads for the foreign carriers at DFW in November 2016. Third straight month of half empty planes for Volaris - how long will they last at DFW? http://bit.ly/2iW7pSh Everyone else looks pretty good, the normal fall/winter slowdown is starting to creep in. Looking forward to an...

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by gdg9
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads
Replies: 30
Views: 3068

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads

VCEflyboy wrote:
How come KLM is not even considered?


They did not return to DFW this year, service ended and I believe that aircraft was used for SLC instead.

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by gdg9
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads
Replies: 30
Views: 3068

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads

Here are the estimates for the foreign carriers at DFW in October 2016. Emirates struggled during the month, although both Qatar and Etihad were also down for the ME3. Continued strong performance for Japan Airlines, while long time DFW operators British and Lufthansa posted in the mid-high 80s. htt...

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by gdg9
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery
Replies: 52
Views: 10276

Re: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery

I definitely think this one should/will be known as the JetBlue BCAL livery.

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by gdg9
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2016 Loads
Replies: 0
Views: 355

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2016 Loads

Here are our estimates for the foreign carriers at DFW for September 2016. http://bit.ly/2faPXVT Rough month for both Volaris and Interjet at DFW; AeroMexico returns to our estimates as the vacation charters are finished and I can get a more reasonable estimate of seats. I've also pieced together We...

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by gdg9
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX762 diverts to DFW
Replies: 17
Views: 3179

Re: VX762 diverts to DFW

Those don't seem to display, at least on my computer at work that uses IE.

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by gdg9
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX762 diverts to DFW
Replies: 17
Views: 3179

Re: VX762 diverts to DFW

"Perhaps they decided the longer runway was the safest option for a high landing weight landing."

Good point, Jetmatt.

Sorry, I am not able to quote your comment in the new system the way we could before!

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by gdg9
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX762 diverts to DFW
Replies: 17
Views: 3179

VX762 diverts to DFW

Good Morning - VX762 DAL-LGA just diverted and landed here at DFW... took off from DAL around 650 and landed here at DFW 715am... any reason why? Seems odd it would divert here rather than back at DAL 8 miles away but perhaps circumstances warranted it. Aircraft is N528VA.

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by gdg9
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea how BA can serve San Antonio: Shuttle bus from SA to Austin
Replies: 21
Views: 2745

Re: Idea how BA can serve San Antonio: Shuttle bus from SA to Austin

Hadn't realized EVA was running a bus service from DFW area to IAH. Interesting.

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by gdg9
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad go daily B777 to Dallas.
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Etihad go daily B777 to Dallas.

EK showing A380 on the schedule from the end of March....

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by gdg9
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2016 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 830

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2016 Loads

Here are the monthly estimates for the foreign carriers at DFW for August 2016. Nothing too earth shattering here. Cayman was abysmal but they only had four flights, so what can you say. http://bit.ly/2dEVF1o Anyway, enjoy. Also, I hope you will visit the newly redesigned home page of the site - sho...

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by gdg9
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-HNL upgrade!
Replies: 11
Views: 4455

Re: AA DFW-HNL upgrade!

AA123 DFW-HNL and AA8 HNL to DFW. Dec 23-Feb 15.

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by gdg9
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotters Logbook app-site?
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: Spotters Logbook app-site?

Well I tried a few so far, just entered a couple of logs, and I have to say Planelogger seems pretty easy to use by far. Still playing with it... Forgive me if I'm missing it on the site - is there an annual or monthly cost, particularly for so many entries? I have the .csv file provided by the 'oth...

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by gdg9
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 66402

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Bring back the red cheatlines from the 80s!

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by gdg9
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotters Logbook app-site?
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Spotters Logbook app-site?

Hello - The 'other' main aviation photo site has run a Spotters Logbook feature for many years where you can enter the aircraft you saw into a nice sortable database. I'm afraid this is being shut down in a few weeks, so me and my nearly 65,000 and counting logs and left looking for a home. Does any...

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by gdg9
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many retired AA MD-80s have been scrapped
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Re: How many retired AA MD-80s have been scrapped

Good question! I think one or two maybe have been made into freighters and maybe a few have been taken up by other operators, but I think the majority will indeed be scrapped.

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by gdg9
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights
Replies: 66
Views: 7341

Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Strange that some people seem to think airports offering incentives, sweeteners etc for airlines to start, sustain routes at the onset is odd. Happens all the time. In 2014 ATL was offering a few million in incentives to get new intl routes started. We now know that AA will operate daily seasonal se...

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by gdg9
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW
Replies: 34
Views: 5739

Re: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW

I doubt they think they are "taking over" a hub by adding one daily flight to a second destination from DFW.

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by gdg9
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2016 Loads
Replies: 0
Views: 272

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2016 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for July 2016. I've used the 354 seat count for Emirates and 239 for Etihad. We now have all the ME3 at over 90%, and Interjet and Volaris have both done well for the month to Mexico. BA and LH also in the 90s in the peak season. Th...

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by gdg9
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clinton Campaign 737
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: Clinton Campaign 737

It is N881XA, a Xtra Airways 737-86J that was indeed with Air Berlin as D-ABEE from 2002-2012.

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by gdg9
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CBSA pre-clearance @ US airports
Replies: 10
Views: 2158

Re: CBSA pre-clearance @ US airports

Not going to happen, unless there is a further accord between the United States and Canada to have a North American Pre-clearance. . If the Canadian government wanted to build a CBSA Pre-Clearance station now in the US, they could do it under the current agreement. No need for any further accords. ...

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by gdg9
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights
Replies: 66
Views: 7341

Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

If nothing else, maybe this will stop the hemorrhaging. KLM gone, Air Berlin never started, and Emirates pulling the A380 were not expected in a community creating as many jobs as Dallas and Fort Worth have. Let's tap the brakes a bit here. Yes KLM left and Air Berlin scrapped their launch. EK simp...

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by gdg9
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status Of AA MD-80s
Replies: 105
Views: 24953

Re: Current Status Of AA MD-80s

Can anyone recall a day when an airline that wasn't going bankrupt or our of business retired 20 frames, or any such large number, in a single day? This may be a commercial aviation record?

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by gdg9
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status Of AA MD-80s
Replies: 105
Views: 24953

Re: Current Status Of AA MD-80s

I'd love to see AA and DFW get together and have a retired Super 80 parked on static display at DFW Founders Plaza. One of the really old S80s that isn't going to fly again - donate it and set it up there as a nice little viewing area. Plenty of room. Supposedly about 20 S80s will be retired on Tues...

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by gdg9
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations
Replies: 61
Views: 5407

Re: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations

Sorry, the new format doesn't allow me to quote an earlier response... "Any specifics on the renovation plans for the high C gates? Will they build a proper structure, or just cosmetic interior improvements?" Judging by this document - https://www.dfwairport.com/cs/groups/we ... 530206.pdf...

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by gdg9
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 161 from AUH to DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: EY 161 from AUH to DFW

EY161 is A6-LRE today, due to land about 405pm.

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by gdg9
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New weekly TSA record set in July....most guns seized in a week
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: New weekly TSA record set in July....most guns seized in a week

Let's look back at several weeks over the past few months:

68 for the week ending August 4.
72 for the week ending July 21.
63 for the weeks ending June 23 and June 30.
67 for the week ending June 9.
74 for the week ending May 26 which was the record, now tied.
73 for the week ending April 21.

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by gdg9
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations
Replies: 61
Views: 5407

Re: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations

A few points to add after reading this nice thread. 1.Terminal C will get the standard TRIP renovation, it will NOT be demolished completely and rebuilt. The asbestos rumor is flat out wrong - I have that info directly from DFW Airport. 2. Terminal F is going to happen at some point. DFW continues t...

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by gdg9
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 17
Views: 7472

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Why change one of the best liveries out there?

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by gdg9
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First pictures of "Amazon One" Prime Air 767
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

First pictures of "Amazon One" Prime Air 767

http://cargofacts.com/amazon-one-the-fi ... 3-39541053

N1997A seems to have been N648GT, a Boeing 767-33AER. Anyway, the article has pictures. Enjoy!
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http://cargofacts.com/amazon-one-the-fi ... 3-39541053

N1997A seems to have been N648GT, a Boeing 767-33AER. Anyway, the article has pictures. Enjoy!

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by gdg9
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Loads for June 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Loads for June 2016

stevend08 wrote:

The station manager however feels that his staff are not quite ready to provide the first class service expected with JAL's 777.



Lounge access?

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by gdg9
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Loads for June 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Loads for June 2016

Several people have sent me private messages and emails saying my estimates in the past of 354 seats were incorrect and that 330 seats are in use. I'm happy to go back to 354 for the future if we can establish that is accurate. OAG seat counts of course are not always on - EY shows 301 when its 237 ...

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by gdg9
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Loads for June 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Loads for June 2016

Once again is our monthly estimate of the load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW, this time for June 2016. http://bit.ly/2atgOMg Pretty solid results for mostly everyone this month. WestJet again in the high 60s, but this is their third year back so I presume they must be making some money on ...

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by gdg9
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Winter 16/17 Flights
Replies: 0
Views: 396

WestJet Winter 16/17 Flights

Looks like WestJet is adding a few new routes, as well as expanding loads more. http://blog.westjet.com/winter-flight-s ... -blog-link Regina - Orlando Weekly Starting October 27, 2016 Vancouver - Montreal 6x weekly Starting October 23, 2016 Toronto - Gander 4x weekly Starting October 24, 2016 Toron...

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by gdg9
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Cancels Resumption of A380 from DFW
Replies: 37
Views: 10387

Re: EK Cancels Resumption of A380 from DFW

OAG shows A388 but Emirates.com does indeed show B77W. Not a shock indeed.

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by gdg9
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD80 in new colors?
Replies: 41
Views: 9910

Re: AA MD80 in new colors?

I'm afraid its been said many times, including by AA, that none of the S80s will get the new paint. They are down to 84 by my count now, by the way.

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by gdg9
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of DFW
Replies: 38
Views: 4565

Re: The Future of DFW

I'm having a hard time imagining C being demolished and rebuilt - not that I don't necessarily buy the asbestos rumors, but the sheer difficulty of the job. Where would the capacity for these nearly 40 gates go? F is a theory so far, although I think its fair to say it will be built within 10 years....

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by gdg9
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports - Report 2016 1st Half Data
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: Airports - Report 2016 1st Half Data

DALLAS/FORT WORTH DFW -
26,388,177 Jan-May 2016. +2.9%

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by gdg9
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Estimated Foreign Carrier Loads for May 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: DFW Estimated Foreign Carrier Loads for May 2016

I'm using the 330 figure for EK as that's what several folks on these boards and via email have told me is used on the DFW route. I understand they have 354 seaters as well but 330 seems to be what DFW gets. I've modified the EY numbers for 237 seats instead of 225. I'm told now that is the new numb...

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by gdg9
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Estimated Foreign Carrier Loads for May 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: DFW Estimated Foreign Carrier Loads for May 2016

This is their 3rd or 4th year of summer seasonal service, 2 or 3x a week. I imagine they must be making some small profit to keep coming back. Will be interesting to see the numbers for June/July when they have more than one flight to go by!

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by gdg9
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Estimated Foreign Carrier Loads for May 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

DFW Estimated Foreign Carrier Loads for May 2016

Here are the estimates for May 2016 for the foreign flag carriers at DFW: http://bit.ly/29m4Q4o Strong month for the ME3... on that note, Etihad. We discussed it on last month's thread, 225 seats vs 237. Consensus seems to be 225, but calculating that they have over 100% loads arriving, which of cou...

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