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by alfa164
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7371

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

AaronPGH wrote:
I believe that there are subsidies on the table at PIT for any new unserved markets, although they scale based on the desire for each.

Do you know how much was offered for this route? I would think it would be a matter of public record, at some point.

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17559

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

mrbonfire wrote:
[threeid][/threeid]
kurtverbose wrote:
They should call the lowest class 'Scum class' to encourage people to upgrade.

Lol. Scumbag class has a nice ring ring to it.

...and I think Tim Clark could relate to that, too... ;)

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17559

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Also, the issue with an all economy A380 is the amount and wight of bags for the 700+ passengers. I'm sure there is going to be an EXTREME weight restrictions on the passengers and bags. That... and the issue of evacuation. Would a 380, as currently configured (i.e., exit-wise) provide for the evac...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I am not claiming it... Whatever terminological inexactitude you say. Somebody has to have the "best basketball team"...if it isn't the Golden State Warriors, can you tell us WHO does? I am claiming that the GSW are the best basketball team. Just as you made the claim that Delta has the &...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 115
Views: 13984

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

If other airlines want to come in..let them build more gates. Or let the city just build more gates. Yeah, I know, WA2. Agreed 100%. The cap on gates at DAL should never have been put in place. The gate limit was insisted upon by the City of Dallas. The area around the airport cannot support the ad...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

But somebody has to have the "best meteorological team"...if it isn't Delta, can you tell us who does? Who will be the final arbiter in proclaiming what is at best a subjective choice and at worse an arrogant one? Are there any other BESTS that you wish to claim for your airline? Beware t...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

Or the the other consistent why doesn't Airline Z fly from City X to City Y, 757max threads etc etc. ... and the it-is-a-conspiracy-if-every-flight-from-every-airline-doesn't-originate-in-or-connect-through-DTW troll... :roll: People bring it up way more in jest than that poster does. Beating a dea...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25281

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Oh yes although many people complained about SYD's transfer experience, I found them relatively easy since I've been through this process a couple times during the past few years. It's just the Immigration line that may hurt. Michael That... and the 30-minute-or-so trek from the International to th...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

..I am not an expert in weather and airline operations , just sharing my opinion.....no need to be defensive about it. Not being defensive; just reminding you that people who are experts in weather and airline operations made the decision that everything would be fine... and it was. The role of a.n...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

Get ready for the number-of-grounded-A380's posts in . . . 5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . :bomb: I thought those were being replaced by 777X is doomed posts. :) Or the the other consistent why doesn't Airline Z fly from City X to City Y, 757max threads etc etc. ... and the it-is-a-conspira...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

coairman wrote:
All I am saying is safety, is always number one no matter what, and taking unnecessary risks is not a good choice...

Then no one should ever fly. And never drive a car... never... :roll:

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

It was very, very risky, especially if it took an unexpected turn to the south. Can you please explain how an "unexpected turn" would go unnoticed? I guess maybe if all the weather satellites died, the land based radars died, ships radars nearby died, and all communication in the caribbea...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

dupe... sorry

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

DL 's hubris never fails to reach new heights. Now they have the "best meteorological team"? Maybe... maybe not. But somebody has to have the "best meteorological team"...if it isn't Delta, can you tell us who does? We can wait... A disturbing level of pride permeates that airli...

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by alfa164
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19664

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

Apparently Delta was able to get all of the non revs out on this flight which was over 100 people. And you can bet that those non-revs were mostly employees and their families based at SJU, not some last-minute sun worshipers who hadn't heard about the impending hurricane. Whenever a severe weather...

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by alfa164
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26277

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

I don't see how pilot changing airlines change the fact that Norwegian airlines has been loosing boatload of money this year and is doing far worse than last year at this point. Maybe not, but it definitely indicates why MOL's feelings might have been hurt... and why he suddenly decided that he nee...

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by alfa164
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 30
Views: 7841

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

rbavfan wrote:
Prost wrote:
The refinery should have been in Detroit!

Why?

Because "someone" thinks everything should be in Detroit... ;)

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by alfa164
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7716

Re: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?

People are reading too much into this. It is very simple: Delta has metal neutrality with KLM and Air France. It flies these routes in place of those airlines, neither of which serve Newark. :checkmark: That... and DL is also capable of flying smaller aircraft trans-Atlantic. - at less cost - than ...

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by alfa164
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 56
Views: 9385

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

The point is if they can sustain those LH routes. Of course they can't. You and I know it, OK knows it, but people on this forum keep coming up with these ideas all the time. OK dropped NYC and longhaul completely, for a reason. Not until KE bought a stake did they get one (1) widebody, and it's us...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to add 191 jets by end of 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: China Eastern to add 191 jets by end of 2019

zeke wrote:
Delays to/from PVG are going to get even worse.

MU has been begging for rights to more flights from PEK; maybe this means they do expect to be able to grow there.

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 53
Views: 8351

Re: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

One of Fiji's biggest hold backs is there own doing, there departure tax for NAN is now $200FDJ Around ($140NZD/AU) - pretty much rips them out of people that might of gone via NAN for an stop on the way. :checkmark: How much cheaper could FJ operate a flight compared to, say Qantas, Air new Zealan...

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by alfa164
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 53
Views: 8351

Re: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

After flying 4 segments in the last few days with FJ, I have learnt a little bit about this interesting airline and made me wonder about their mid term strategy. Currently they are offering flights from LAX and SFO to Australia and NZ connecting in Nandi, Fiji (NAN). They also have a notorious netw...

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by alfa164
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/27/2017:AA Loads LAX-PEK; DL Drops SLC-GDL; F9 Trims MCO; NK Adds LAS-EWR, Drops IAH-PIT, LAX-PDX/SEA
Replies: 52
Views: 10139

Re: OAG Changes 8/27/2017:AA Loads LAX-PEK; DL Drops SLC-GDL; F9 Trims MCO; NK Adds LAS-EWR, Drops IAH-PIT, LAX-PDX/SEA

IN MRB-CGK OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0 JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 APR 0>1.0 MAY 0>1.0 I'm surprised you didn't put an asterisk next to this one, Enilra. I think this is the first intercontinental flight from anywhere in West Virginia. There must be a lot of coal miners who crave authentic Nasi...

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by alfa164
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 12794

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

Virginia has 5 billionaires...DC has 1....Maryland has 8... Texas has 48 ... And how many of those 48 billionaires do you think will be flying Norwegian? A better statistic would be a count of how many people in these areas actually travel to Europe - as a family holiday. Sweet heaven, not another ...

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by alfa164
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E is complete
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: DFW Terminal E is complete

Unfortunately, one change at Terminal E was a retrograde change; the "new food options" - and even some of the old ones who returned - no longer offer Dr. Pepper. C'mon... this is Texas! I fully expect to find Dr. Pepper when I am there... but, alas, it is gone. I may trying Love Field nex...

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by alfa164
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11703

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

cvgComair thanks so much for posting that map. That was from the peak of the SID scissor hub plan. Does anyone know exactly which of those routes ever operated? Did the US-SID-SSG ever start? Some routes that are listed on there never went through SID. ROB, for example, went through ACC and continu...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Unlike Chicago, which is such a crime-free city...except for the South Side and the West Side and the... :) What is your point? Nobody posted that Chicago had killed anything. It was just a poor choice of words. Deflection, maybe? No, it wasn't a poor choice of words. Just because you only know one...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I would use different words, and avoid saying Detroit has someone "killed " .. it already has that reputation... Unlike Chicago, which is such a crime-free city...except for the South Side and the West Side and the... :) What is your point? Nobody posted that Chicago had killed anything. ...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 7364

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Today is the day where United, Spirit, Air Canada, and WestJet moved out of the E satellite terminal in DFW to their new homes on the main loop of E. Now that TRIP is complete, what is the plan for the E-satelite? I know that AA just announced more CRJ-700s were coming to ExpressJet, which has its ...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Atlanta is twice the size of detroit and more people fly from atlanta to mco Jetblue isnt dumb they know what their doing and that doesnt include flying Dtw-mco get over it. Do you mean the airport or the metro area. If you are talking about the airport, you are correct. If you're talking about the...

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by alfa164
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I'm pretty confident this is the first time in history that DL's initial summer schedule for the upcoming year was new rather than simply rolled over. Lots of frequency reductions, a derivative of a 50% reduction in YOY 50-seat movements. Upgauging 50-seaters to 65/76-seaters means that there's few...

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by alfa164
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL
Replies: 62
Views: 10997

Re: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL

Was YQB served by CR2 mostly? I've been into there in the 9 a handful of times but I wonder if it's a casualty of the NYC upgauge. Currently it's a CRJ2. The route started back in 2013 with 2x daily service on 50 seater as well. The odd upgauge was more than likely, but nothing permanent I think. L...

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by alfa164
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended
Replies: 30
Views: 9576

AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended

I must have missed this, and I couldn't find it anywhere: American has suspended service between Los Angeles and Auckland from August 7th through October 6th. I only discovered it when trying to book a flight for August 18th... no go... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&...

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by alfa164
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 129
Views: 15983

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

This article here suggests there is a lot of room for “upgauging”, even if LGA is limited to Group III aircraft. Based on other crude rules of thumb I use, LGA should be able to accommodate 40+ million passengers per year. Absolutely there's loads of room to shift from RJs to 737/A320s. But that wi...

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by alfa164
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

There is more choice in both those markets as fare as options to fly. I know Delta will never make Detroit an ATL or JFK so I really don't look to them because it's really not about more links it's more about more options to keep the competitive playing field more level here in Detroit verse one ca...

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by alfa164
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 129
Views: 15983

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

You keep stating those lies as if they are fact. The concourses/piers will be completely new. You can tell that from the interior renderings delta released. The new tiers will be connected in a more efficient manner. It not just a head house. They thought the bridges were superficial and their layo...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I by no means said they were ideal my point was there are many inland airports that have sizeable international operations from their hub carriers. Detroit out of all of these cities is the least diverse even MSP and DEN have more passenger choice than Detroit does. I also believe as I stated befor...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 129
Views: 15983

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

http://www.businessinsider.com/delta-laguardia-new-york-terminal-4-billion-2017-8/#the-new-delta-terminal-facility-will-occupy-the-eastern-end-of-a-new-laguardia-airport-thats-designed-to-accommodate-50-million-travelers-a-year-1 Awesome new renderings of Delta's new Terminals. Looks much better th...

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by alfa164
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

You are going to find it very difficult to argue with someone who has already admitted that he/she/it "isn't interested in facts"... but for anyone who is interested, here are some: 1) Maybe an uninformed poster might think mid-American airports are ideal for international (in this case, ...

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by alfa164
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Of course it has. NW was an airline with two major hubs, neither of which was an optimum airport for international travel. Neither Detroit nor Minneapolis (Memphis was tertiary) are as large as other airlines' major hubs, nor are they in a "corner" of the country, which is the ideal locat...

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by alfa164
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I agree with klm617, AMS has been significantly reduced in favor of ATL over rencent years. DTW used to be at the top of AMS yearly traffic numbers which was overtaken by JFK and ATL, MSP from my models will surpass DTW for AMS travel in 2018. He's right about the capacity on AMS being significantl...

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by alfa164
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

flymco753 wrote:
But you have to be smart about it...

:lol: To 99.9% of the posters here, you are right.

But look at whom you are asking to "be smart"... :roll:

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by alfa164
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

If, if, if, if, if. ProAir had a good run for a few years at City, but the airport would need to remove one of two cemeteries to really make the airport viable for sustained commercial service. Is there even ILS at DET? And to what end? Just for fun, here's ProAir's route map in 1999. http://3. bp....

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by alfa164
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Right now, Detroit has better things to do then reopen DET for commercial ops. Says who ? By the way flights to DET would cater to metro Detroiters and eastsiders who when there is traffic can take up to 45 minutes to get to DTW from eastern part of the Detroit area. So it would generate a fair amo...

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 11832

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

ILNFlyer wrote:
So no new developments on the new WN routes from CVG.......

Nor from DTW... that will send the famed Detroit troll into another typing rage... :roll:

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 104836

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

You can not look at seat maps at least on AA to determine how a route is performing! AA typically does not assign seats until check-in. So every flight will have a wide open seat map until hour or so before departure. What are you claiming? I have never booked an FC or Business ticket without choos...

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mixing cabin classes
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Mixing cabin classes

Has any airline ever mixed cabin classes in the same section of the aircraft? ... Though, this might make cabin service a little more difficult. . I think that is the understatement of the year... ;) Also... I can see "cabin jealousy" rearing its ugly head, with even more incidents in tha...

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