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by MIflyer12
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: will DL restart JFK-Asia on the A350?
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Question: will DL restart JFK-Asia on the A350?

I am surprised that 'Win in New York' doesn't include JFK-TYO, even as the NRT hub is drawn down. I really would expect DL corporate customers to be demanding it. So far DL has been able to ignore it.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 14
Views: 1057

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

There was a peer-reviewed study in 2013 by two researchers at MIT. https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/79878/ICAT-2013-07.pdf Here's what USA Today had to say about it: 'You might want to start calling it the "JetBlue effect." A study released Thursday has found that Southwest's...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3472

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

737max8 wrote:
Breaking news...there can be more than 1 reason for opening a crew base.


Yes.

There's an indirect cost for WN, too: further fragmenting pilot scheduling across bases.

But at some point (and Hawaii service is one of several points), it becomes time even for a carrier that shies from complexity.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3472

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

The top 15 WN destinations in the contiguous U.S. from LAX that WN does not currently serve nonstop from LAX are SEA, EWR, BOS, MCO, IAD, MSP, PHL, DTW, FLL, DCA, CLE, RDU, CVG, CMH, and BDL. WN still has opportunities to add nonstop service to additional destinations in the contiguous U.S. from LA...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 165
Views: 14600

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Do we need to remind Leeham that an aircraft sold from Washington state to Hawaiian isn't international commerce? I guess we do.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 Alliance partners to Pakistan
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: US3 Alliance partners to Pakistan

Delta.com will return award flights JFK-ISB/LHE using Saudia. It doesn't show purchased itins. I don't think this is the biggest hole in Delta's network.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 35
Views: 1248

Re: Carbon tax

As we all know within the Paris framework aviation isn't really a factor (as are ship movements), there are some attempts to bound aviation to international emission standards, but those seem to be quite futile. Currently, aviation is exempt from VAT, duty on fossil fuels and all other kinds of tax...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 41
Views: 9555

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

How about 1 a month starting this fall, EIS 3 months after first delivery with 3 planes in service, go to 1.5/month 6-8 months in, and 2/month 6-8 months later. Then slowly ramp up fleet for the next 7-10 years, building to 350 airplanes (more than the current total orderbook) including CS100, 300,...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 14989

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

Are the different employee groups paid less than their counter parts at other carriers of similar size? Not what they see other larger carriers being paid, but what a carrier of similar size, revenue, and employees are being paid. We all think we are being paid less than what we are worth, but just...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 4432

Re: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th

It looks like Delta's 753s have been in the slimline, high-density (properly called cramped) config since March 2015. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-air-lines-skymiles/1362081-official-delta-757-300-interior-mod-tracking-thread-12.html UA has had plenty of time to gauge acceptance of Delta's ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 112
Views: 11269

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

DTW-BJX? Woah! I thought they’d see GDL before getting into more interior Mexico. This is going to be huge for the automakers. It amazes me that people think there’s a market from DTW to BJX. DTW non-leisure Mexico is driven by the auto industry, so places like MTY, BJX, SLW, etc. GDL is unlikely t...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 112
Views: 11269

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

Let's put it this way, loosing money on BOS-ATL is compensated by gains on other BOS routes. Does WN loose much in network revenue if it drops BOS-ATL? I don't see why DL or B6 will reduce capacity at this point? Just as B6 needs some destinations out of BOS, Southwest needs some destinations out o...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 112
Views: 11269

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

DTW-BJX? Woah! I thought they’d see GDL before getting into more interior Mexico. This is going to be huge for the automakers. It amazes me that people think there’s a market from DTW to BJX. Google 'automotive investment Guanajuato.' International hotel chains, including Marriott, Hilton, and Star...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 112
Views: 11269

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

BOS-ATL is a huge bloodbath. NK yields are at LAX-PDX/SEA level right before they cut those routes, so I think they are toast. B6 is definitely loosing money. WN is definitely loosing money also. DL is down $100 per passengers, don't think they are making much money either. B6 is tolerating this ki...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 41
Views: 9555

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

IMHO, it's interesting that Bombardier's CEO is very talky in the 'ATW' piece with a publication date of 16 Feb. while the day before, Delta issues a press release that says, in short, 'We're still in discussions.' http://news.delta.com/delta-determining-exact-timing-cs100-aircraft-deliveries-after-...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal
Replies: 21
Views: 3018

Re: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal

Pilots COULD use date of hire. It would be just as fair for pilots as it is for FAs. (Why aren't base and the oh so fuzzy career expectations taken into account for FAs?) It HASN'T been used for U.S. pilots in recent seniority list mergers because pilots have the leverage to shut down and kill a car...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 77
Views: 10347

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

USAOZ wrote:
Presume aimed at the thousands of skiers from Australia & new Zealand who go to Colorado every week in northern winter plus den is a ua hub as now skiing is Much Cheaper in colorado than Canada despite the exchange rate


Can you point to a source for that ski visitor count?

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by MIflyer12
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the 757
Replies: 9
Views: 3233

Re: AA and the 757

It's only a bit of oversimplification to say that these two approaches to the 767 fleet represent opposing bets on future fuel prices. Delta's approach (steady capex, fly older planes longer) will look smart if fuel prices stay low. American's (aggressive fleet renewal) will look smart if fuel pric...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

In an age where the majority of US airports are full at many times of the day... That is not a factually correct statement. A few U.S. airports are heavily utilized much of the day: LAX, LGA, DCA among them. Some airports see a couple waves of use - they might have high gate utilization for a total...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing
Replies: 25
Views: 4642

Re: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing

You all know there are other employees in an airline than pilots.... Reference the title of this thread... But why the sole focus. AA made less profit. If pilot profit sharing goes up, something else goes down. I'm not sure AA's unions see it that way. They would be happy for more compensation for ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliance Economics
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Alliance Economics

Have you studied the U.S DoJ horizontal market criteria applied to airline mergers and JVs? No, any particular article you have in mind ? My concern is not legal but adecuacy with Economics fundamentals. Law & official market criteria are easily "accommodated" to ideology ("dereg...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliance Economics
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Alliance Economics

Have you studied the U.S DoJ horizontal market criteria applied to airline mergers and JVs?

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by MIflyer12
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11681

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

From what I have heard, current delivery estimate is either AUG 18 or NOV 18. I think economy will be 2-3 seating "Parenthetically, the Delta testimony revealed that its transaction with BBD priced the CS100 as a 1,000-mile airplane. Should Delta begin using the aircraft on longer routes, addi...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23819

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Delta knows if they sour the relationship with Boeing much more, it will ruin any negotiation advantage they have with Airbus. Airbus has a captive audience with Delta on anything larger than a C-Series and will price accordingly. I would offer a different rationale: they think 788s and 338/339 are...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8108

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Didn't Delta renege on a deal to give PA a cash infusion leading PA to shut down? I remember this. Yes and no. Yes but the agreement was predicated on half truths and outright lies from PA about their cash flow and losses. PA wasn’t transparent when the deal was as negotiated and the accountents fo...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United leads list of on-time U.S. airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 2914

Re: United leads list of on-time U.S. airlines

..but lets not talk about their Express carriers?! This would include their express carriers I believe. I believe the requirement to include express carriers (each meeting a 0.5% passenger number threshold) under the marketing carrier started 1/1/18. The data in the OP's link are for December. http...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 3897

Re: Is the route map dead?

I'm looking at Delta's interactive route map in a browser. Clicking on the Destinations tab, one can enter a city or airport code, with tick boxes for connections/non-stop only, and for codeshares. I don't see reason for your complaint. Everywhere they fly non-stop from CVG? Done in five seconds. As...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

How is it that cities in central America with much smaller economies and populations like Managua manage to have flights to Europe, yet these cities in Mexico do not? Hub economics. (And the fact that GDL and MTY are not tourist destinations.) It's why BA runs the vast majority of its TATL services...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Alaska and American still partner airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 3224

Re: Why are Alaska and American still partner airlines?

The OP could look at the domestic route maps of AA and AS. Better yet, he could look at the very low frequencies by AS into Midwest and Eastern markets. That's why they're still partners. Even after the DOJ demand to roll back the partnership -- to which AS agreed to gain approval for the VX buy -- ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8226

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

airgeekteen wrote:
I doubt it. Brazil does not even have flights to SFO and GIG does not even have flights to LAX.


That's what I was thinking. Brazil-YVR-Asia? Is there really enough moderate-yield volume to be chased?

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by MIflyer12
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5770

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

That's an interesting political fight to pick, as the sick leave law was approved by ballot initiative. Not respecting the clear will of voters... that's a nice was for AS to squander hometown advantage.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Operations for February 9th
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: ORD Operations for February 9th

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today#stats

They don't forecast how many flights will operate tomorrow.
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ckfred wrote:
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How many ORD flights for Friday have been cancelled?


FlightAware has a very concise yesterday/today/tomorrow cancellation screen.

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today#stats

They don't forecast how many flights will operate tomorrow.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5489

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

You forgot STL, SWA had a sizable operation there of around 100 flights, and plenty of gates availible yet chose DEN. DEN is the 4th largest domestic O&D airport in the USA. STL doesn't crack the top 30. Given that Southwest still likes to call itself a point-to-point carrier, a decision betwee...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5583

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

Don't forget about the connections to South Africa. For instance, you could fly ET503/809 this Thursday and get from YYZ to JNB in 18h25, according to ET schedule. That will save at least 2 hours compared to other options. ITA Matrix shows 19:20 via JFK on AC and SA, and 20:50 all Delta via ATL. IT...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?

AA could start with nonstop flights to the largest EU capitals, and the most wealthiest, largest secondary cities. Here is a short list of potential A321LR destinations from AA hubs: Berlin Brussels Copenhagen Stockholm Oslo Vienna Geneva Luxembourg Hamburg Stuttgart Düsseldorf Nice Lyon (+ a lot m...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?

So how about? How about BUF-SLC or GSO, RIC or ORF, CHS or PVD? I am really interested if folks think any of these types of routes could work with DL's SLC hub. Look at where the roughly 1600sm range of an E75 will take you from SLC. You get none of those airports and thus would need a 319 or large...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 7706

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

A whole bunch of them do it today...just off the top of my head...AS will do it with SEA/PAE, HA in LAX and added LGB, DFW/DAL for a bunch of airlines I am sure...there are probably a bunch more Didn't even think of the greater Seattle area. I was very surprised when AS announced all their new rout...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 3622

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

The writer associated with the Forbes article (blog?) actually has pretty good journalism credentials, and routinely writes about the industry. It is the job of investment bankers to imagine, float, and drive home deals in pursuit of huge fees. And if deals completed don't work out, they are happy t...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19919

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

I think the only comprehensible response to these "requirements" Qantas is going to get in the next 10-15 years is, DREAM ON. I'm going to agree with that. Qantas doesn't have anywhere near the mass to drive frame requirements, given the cost of engineering and development these days. QF ...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Closes In on a New Pilot Contract & What It Means for Investors
Replies: 16
Views: 1714

Re: Spirit Airlines Closes In on a New Pilot Contract & What It Means for Investors

Doing the math quickly, that looks like $243/ hour for a 320 pilot vs. $251 for a 737 that Alaska pilots recently got from arbitration. That may be pointing to market levels for non AA/DL/UA/FedEx/UPS.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 64
Views: 8428

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

DolphinAir747 wrote:
Seems like a big hole, I'd imagine the demand to New York or Florida is there with all the VFR traffic. Maybe something B6 would do?


Delta ran JFK-GEO for five years, ending in 2013. If there was $ to be made in freight, Delta at JFK would have more extensive freight ops than B6 could offer.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 8482

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

Hardly; this is something I've heard repeatedly from locals I know on multiple islands. Dismiss it if you wish, and understand that I'm not hoping for WN to fare poorly. I'm just saying they should probably get the show on the road as quickly as the government and safety parameters allow. To be blu...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6742

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

Um, no. United is dock-blocked by 110 (all mainline) Southwest flights a day at BNA, a market which doesn't even make the top 30 US MSAs. United might as well set bales of money on fire and throw them off the roof of Willis Tower. They could not find a more spectacular way to waste money. The idea o...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7549

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

What will be the future of Star Alliance at EWR? There appears to be more non-affilated carriers coming into the airport every year. I wonder what this might mean for United especially... The assumption and question are formed poorly. It's not a Star Alliance hub - it's a United hub, operated by Un...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS
Replies: 117
Views: 14840

Re: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS

This is about B6 driving DL off the route; they don't want them growing BOS side by side with them the way they've tried to grow SEA side by side with AS. And AS won't leave the market, soooo... When DL started to expand out of BOS I said on here that their ultimate goal was to do to B6 in BOS the ...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10606

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

Come on guys...enough of this topic already. It’s like a bi monthly discussion between Transcon F and Airbuses. No one knows what they’re going to do. But they didnt overpay for VX to ditch the airbuses and transons. And they have a new lounge at JFK. Follow that logic tree We know what they've ann...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Frontline employees flu protection
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: Frontline employees flu protection

The set up, the drama ... 'allowing employees'. How much time did you spend away at union organizing camp? There are half a million bank tellers - in spite of ATMs. There are 2.6 million waiters and waitresses. There are 3.2 million teachers in K-12 public schools - trying to teach the little germ f...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 67
Views: 8731

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

Let Delta humbly eat some of its peach pie. Hopefully it has learned from its spectacular ops meltdowns that having ability to access other airline networks is helpful. Even with its ops meltdowns, for 2017 Delta had a better on-time rate than AA (or WN or UA). Data - objective facts - are our frie...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW C Concourse
Replies: 30
Views: 4276

Re: DTW C Concourse

When the terminal was opened in 2002, there were actually very few if any CRJ flights to DTW. Most Airlink flights were Saabs or RJ-85's (which used concourse B or the East side of concourse A). Are you familiar with McNamara's history? When it opened 2002, the current Concourse C had not actually ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW C Concourse
Replies: 30
Views: 4276

Re: DTW C Concourse

The C gates were designed for the Saab. The waiting areas are tiny. A full 50 seater's passengers would take up two gate areas. They would need to be a big redesign for anything larger than a 50 seater to use those gates. The idea that a gate waiting area has to have enough seats to match the seat ...

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