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by oosnowrat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11157

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I'm wondering if some new CRJ700s / EMB170s fitted with 50 seats (dual class) could be operated profitably on some higher yield routes? Would they be too heavy for the 50 seats scope clause? That could be a good way of replacing some of those CRJs/ERJ145s. That's interesting. Some CR7s only have 63...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11157

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

KD5MDK wrote:
What's the largest city with only 50 seat service? Are any of them more that 3 hours drive time from a mainline airport?


SGU (pop 82k) comes to mind. It has CR2 service to 4 cities. PIH (pop 55k) has CR2 to 1 city. Both less than 3 hours from mainline airports.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35640

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

On another note, I was looking at regional mountain west airports and noticed a few airports with flights on either DL or UA. Would there be potential for AA to add these from PHX? CRP-SLC/DEN, DL/UA IDA-SLC/DEN, DL/UA SUN-SLC,LAX/DEN,ORD,SFO DL/UA CDC-SLC, DL EKO-SLC, DL CNY-DEN, UA VEL-DEN,UA or ...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11157

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

TripleA wrote:
So what's going to replace the older CRJ700s eventually? The E175? Is the CRJ700 in production still?


A quick trip to the Bombardier website will show that, yes, the CR7 is still on offer.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11157

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

adamblang wrote:
EAS is really going to balloon when 50 seat RJs age out.


Unless the program is changed, no new cities can be added to EAS.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10612

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

DL SLC-GJT OCT 4>3 NOV 4>3 DEC 4>3 DL SLC-LWS OCT 1.9>3 DL SLC-PIH DEC 4>3 DL SLC-TWF OCT 4>3 NOV 4>3 DEC 4>3 *UA LAX-SUN JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 These OO prorate routes out of SLC got a fourth flight earlier this year. Don't know if they didn't work, or if the planes are required elsewhere. ...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 11999

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiorso

Disappointing though that DL continues to buy CR9s when the far superior (for the passengers) E170 line is available. The new Atmosphere interior looks pretty sweet. With only 70 seats, I think these CR9s will be fantastic. https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/multimedia-gallery/details.bombardier-a...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11608

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

ckfred wrote:
Some thinking out loud about the AA cuts at ORD. IIRC, there is no ski resort around Boise. The major ski resort in Idaho is Sun Valley, which is closer to SUN and TWF than BOI.


Bogus Basin is 20 minutes from BOI. Sun Valley and McCall are both 2.5 hour drives from BOI.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS S18 Departures By Hub and Aircraft Type
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: AS S18 Departures By Hub and Aircraft Type

c933103 wrote:
AS doesn't use regional planes at ANC?
The PenAir flights to Dutch Harbor would probably qualify as using regional planes. That would add 2 S20s to the total.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4400

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

BOI-ATL I could see, eventually...but BOI probably has too little east coast demand. A single daily flight to NYC, BWI/DC, etc. would only work for a small segment of potential passengers on that route; the rest would connect, making a BOI-JFK unviable. The Treasure Valley is one of the fastest gro...

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by oosnowrat
Mon May 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7031

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

Okay, I'll buy 7 hours by going up I-15 from SAN to Hesperia and picking US 395. And assuming good weather! And still plenty of traffic going up through Riverside. Whatever it actually turns out to be (depending on the route taken) that's still a long drive, especially if the r/t drive is part of a...

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by oosnowrat
Sat May 19, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7031

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

452QX wrote:
All of our E175s are currently cat 1 awaiting further upgrades


What upgrades will they be getting and when?

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by oosnowrat
Tue May 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA
Replies: 32
Views: 5824

Re: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... 75-sc.html
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KCaviator wrote:
What’s the configuration of these SC’s? More first class? More Comfort+? Increased pitch throughout?


Same F and C+, fewer main cabin, but with 32" pitch (compared to a 76-seat E175).

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... 75-sc.html

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by oosnowrat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11095

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

*UA IAD-PBG SEP 0>1.7 OCT 0>1.7 NOV 0>1.7 DEC 0>1.7 It's A.net wisdom that IAD is in imminent threat of UA de-hubbing. Separately, every few weeks there's an article with Scott Kirby extolling the virtues of timing your hub schedule for good connectivity and the virtues of being in small markets, e...

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by oosnowrat
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5825

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

How about Southwest getting RJs/turboprops? I know they probably wouldn't and understand the reasoning (higher costs, more complexity) but I like to imagine the possibility. They could probably add MSN, FAT, SBA, COS, DAY (back), MDT, EYW, XNA, etc., etc. and bring back lots of short haul point-to-...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5825

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

What a ridiculous thing to ask. Regional jets do not make money. They simply are a way to get people to a hub. The money is made on the mainline jet. Really? Which regional airlines are subsidized by US3? SkyWest made almost half a billion dollars last year. Skywest flies under a guaranteed fee per...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Re: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI

ridgid727 wrote:
oosnowrat wrote:
mtnwest1979 wrote:
Oh well, maybe OO flights will upgrade to CR7....


LWS is a OO prorate market. One can hope for another flight to SLC....


They may very well add one to their SEA hub rather than SLC


Maybe, but does DL have room in SEA?

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Re: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Oh well, maybe OO flights will upgrade to CR7....


LWS is a OO prorate market. One can hope for another flight to SLC....

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3224

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

I was an IAM member at AS in a previous life. Didn't find the membership in it to be a good value. Doubt many of my co-workers did either, especially after they told us not to worry, no airline had ever outsourced the ramp at its biggest hub. If you want a union on property, that's fine. I would hol...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/IAH
Replies: 63
Views: 9011

Re: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/

Good one! Seriously, I do wonder about the details of all this. Nearly all the RJ expansion into EAS markets is from Skywest, and all the new Skywest flying is under the UA* banner, not DL* (for which they have quite a few legacy EAS RJ markets like Aberdeen and Escanaba). My guess (just a guess) w...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5162

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

Flighty wrote:

How about a re-engine option for the CR7-CR9?
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The best/most likely CR2 replacement is a CR7 with improved economics.

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14429

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Stocking shelves and servicing a multi million dollar airplane are not exactly the same thing. The latter requires a pretty specialized set of skills. I work the ramp and deice planes. It's not complicated and most anyone can be trained to do it -- hallmarks of a low-paying job. Nobody I work with ...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14429

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

ridgid727 wrote:
Most regionals are in that same area of pay, of course unless they have union rep. OO I think is below Envoy on the pay scale

OO starts at $8.50-14.00, depending on location. Most start at $10-11.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14429

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

How does that compare to DGS, United Ground Express and McGee?

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 14081

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

So with all these E-Jets transferring to the main hubs what is the chance routes like SLC-GTF-SLC will see E175 service by 2020? GTF-MSP was upgraded to an a319 during the summers so perhaps this route would be upgraded as well? SLC-GTF is a OO prorate route now. Unless that changes, it'll be serve...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 37
Views: 5701

Re: Is the route map dead?

I feel your pain.

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by oosnowrat
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 57
Views: 5492

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

...whose to say that any replacement is needed at all if mainlines might shift to being more efficient rather than convenient and use a single mainline flight on a 737/A320 instead of 5 flights on E75/CR9/CR2/E45? If it's not convenient, most passengers won't use it. Consolidating 5 flights into 1 ...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 2034

Re: Delta to Eliminate the free bag on flights to Europe for passengers who book basic economy class fares

I think the issue people have with the legacies doing this (at least on aviation boards) are that they aren't really lowering prices, in most cases, to match the ULCC competitors. DL in most cases is still the same pricing as they were before E fares and now they just give you less and have a few d...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 118
Views: 27098

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

mikejepp wrote:
If there was a shortage of heart surgeons, should they reduce the requirements to be a heart surgeon? Or increase pay?


They should make it easier for *qualified* heart surgeons to start practicing, not harder.

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by oosnowrat
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13349

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The E175E2 seems like a perfectly good airplane. And just like airplanes of similar size and capability of the past (DC-9-10, 737-200, F-28, BAC 1-11), it can be flown at mainline, by mainline pilots. All of which were introduced 1965-1969. One might think the industry has evolved a bit in the last...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13349

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Why would the pilots give up a concession like increased MTOW at the regionals in exchange for nothing? I guess because raising the weight a few thousand pounds wouldn't really affect them. It adds no seats to the regional operations, nor does it add any additional planes. It simply would allow old...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13349

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

I believe 86K was chosen, because the original DC9 was right around 86K pounds, in it's configuration used by US airlines. This kept mainline planes from every being flown at regionals. Thank you, I wondered what was magic about 86k. Maybe it's time for an inflation adjustment to the 717's 110k. :)

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by oosnowrat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13349

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

If that's really the concern, raising scope MTOW to, say, 100k lbs. shouldn't be a problem. MTOWs for 319s and 757s start at 166k lbs.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders additional E175s
Replies: 32
Views: 6598

Re: Skywest orders additional E175s

Maybe Bombardier should do a CRJ900SC.

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by oosnowrat
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35023

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

texl1649 wrote:
commavia wrote:
Embraer/Mitsu/Boeing don't have the slots either (not that the latter would be considered.


DL could probably get OO's MRJ slots pretty easy. :)

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by oosnowrat
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are chances LGU (Logan, UT) gets air service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: What are chances LGU (Logan, UT) gets air service?

G4 already serves Ogden, which is even closer than SLC. Stranger things have happened, tho....

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by oosnowrat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6085

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

I can 100% tell you that OO does not run ground handing in ERI, SCE, SWF or LSE. They are DGS stations and I'd be willing to bet they aren't at risk. As little as 6 months ago they were flown by 9E, which obviously isn't an at risk carrier. But, its painfully obvious that you work for OO and are tr...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6085

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

And at what point does/can the legacy decide to take it from an at-risk to a normal CPA flight? SFO-SMF is one example that has gained a mainline UA flight alongside at-risk flights. SFO-ONT has been one I was curious at as it is flown almost 10x a day by SkyWest on CRJ200's and can easily be conso...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15177

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

How are RONs allocated? Each airline get one?

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by oosnowrat
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 41621

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

keesje wrote:
If you ignore the MD80s, Q400's and Embraers they were really always a single type operator.


How quickly we forget the Convairs.

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by oosnowrat
Wed May 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 16205

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

TWFlyGuy wrote:
I'm not as familiar with the city, but would it not be more wise to build a rail line to allow those commuters to avoid the traffic?


No.

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by oosnowrat
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 4250

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

PlanesNTrains wrote:

Could it? Sure. Will it? How can anyone really know?


A good answer to all this guy's posts.

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by oosnowrat
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 9404

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

Served only by OO/DL:

TWF -- Twin Falls, ID
PIH -- Pocatello, ID
EKO -- Elko, NV
CDC -- Cedar City, UT
WYS -- West Yellowstone, MT

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by oosnowrat
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 14789

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

Economics of RJ's SBA-LAX should not make a difference. UA has been running SBN-ORD fa distance of 75nm for years with 50 and 76 seaters. They seem to be making money on that. Every market is different - it's not a "if it works here then it necessarily must and will work there" sort of si...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?
Replies: 14
Views: 2672

Re: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?

Skywest is one airline that is known to operate some "at-risk" flying under the United banner. For those flights, Skywest assumes the risk and the costs and pays United to handle the ticketing and reservations side of things. However, most of those routes were operated with their Embraer ...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 6695

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

I am being told that Mcgee will pay the $15 an hour wage. If This is true, it will be a great little place to work. The contract between the IAM and McGee was posted earlier in the thread. $15/hour isn't happening. The company allowed the IAM on the property in exchange for a short term wage scale....

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by oosnowrat
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 6695

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

EA CO AS wrote:
malaysia wrote:
Could Horizon have run the operation?


QX ground handling at LAX was supposedly a trial run to see how it would work at SEA.


How did QX ground handling at LAX shake out?

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