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by winginit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 50
Views: 4125

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Just goes to show that nobody cares anymore. I'm sure you'd agree, especially given the nightmare of a year that your preferred carrier endured in 2017, that across essentially all major carriers for every one of these incidents you have hundreds that are handled with professionalism and in some ca...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 50
Views: 4125

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Just goes to show that nobody cares anymore. I'm sure you'd agree, especially given the nightmare of a year that your preferred carrier endured in 2017, that across essentially all major carriers for every one of these incidents you have hundreds that are handled with professionalism and in some ca...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 50
Views: 4125

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Aren't the wheel chair handlers usually a third party company that handles all airlines' wheel chair passengers? I'm pretty sure they are not employees of Delta Air Lines? My first thought as well. Even if this was the work of say G2 or AirServe or another contractor UA has taught us a la Dr. Dao t...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Spring Holiday Passenger Leaders: LAX, JFK, ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: US Spring Holiday Passenger Leaders: LAX, JFK, ORD

Since ATL's volume is mostly connections-driven (and predominantly domestic connections too) the numbers for ATL would naturally tend to be lower than high O&D airports such as LAX... WOW on the 3rd reply someone had to come to the aid of their beloved Atlanta when it was omitted. It is what it...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 35459

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

1.1% is nothing What it is, you'll find, is an increase in seats , which is very much a contrast when compared to your previous statement. Let's recap that statement of yours shall we? Don't get confused it's not an increase in seats Please provide the data that supports your claim that it is not i...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 18899

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Thanks, then I'll just say that the QF/AA joint venture supposedly has a condition that AA metal will operate to three cities in the South Pacific. Two are already served SYD and AKL, while the third, either BNE or MEL, will see AA service with the U.S. approval of their joint venture. I kind of th...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 35459

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DTW growth and on DL, isn't that positive? Indeed. Don't get confused it's not an increase in seats just different equipment those seats are coming from some where and I'd guess that that somewhere is frequency reduction. We still don't have a domestic wife body when every other hub has them. Wrong...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 18899

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Is it right to share a rumor I heard from an AA pilot. He talked about a rumored new route pending approvals, but I'm not sure if its legally "postable". Any ideas on the legality of sharing such.....of course its just a rumor. A) Pilots like to think they're in the know when it comes to ...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5115

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

I can not dispute this data because I have no access to it. If you have no access to capacity data what is your source for the false claim below? And by the way Delta is NOT increasing capacity it's been flat for 10 years now Are you just spewing your opinions and claiming them as objective truths?...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5115

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

And by the way Delta is NOT increasing capacity it's been flat for 10 years now and enplanements reflect that. In fact from 2016 to 2017 the number of passenger Delta carried through Detroit declined. So while keeping the competition out they are quietly reducing options in the market. You. are. wr...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 4998

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Does MU have any spare PVG allocations to start this service? I think the bilateral is fully maxed out, except there might be 2 spare slots on the US side (none on the China side). Here's MU's currently weekly flights to the US: PVG-HNL 6x PVG-ORD 5x PVG-LAX 14x PVG-JFK 14x PVG-SFO 7x NKG-LAX 3x TA...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5115

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

You are just looking at the city proper you have to look at the entire region as far as growth to get the full picture. It would be the same as if you just used the south side od Chicago to gauge the prosperity of the region. Detroit is no longer the driving force of the region it is the surroundin...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5115

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

Every airport in the country is growing at the rate that air travel is or better except Detroit. Airports in the class size of Detroit are adding new routes all the time but not Detroit. Macroeconomic drivers are certainly something that should go hand in hand with that analysis. Primarily the fact...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11342

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

That would be the perfect plane to start operations at DET with. In the past they were very close to making DET a base of operations. Even bought the DC-9-20 specifically for that reason but at the last minute the deal fell through. If DET had the infrastructure to support Spirit's operations... wh...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian named among ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Re: Ed Bastian named among ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune

I imagine Richard Anderson was brought in for a purpose...and that was to orchestrate the DL/NW merger, and get it up and running. With that behind him, (and I have no way of knowing), I imagine, Richard felt he did all he could do to get the merger up and running, and then things got turned over t...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Plus the 4 widebodies DL is operating daily See, that's the problem with "actual facts" behind paywalls ;) Delta's TATL widebodies are already included in the quoted August projected passenger numbers ... fine fine fine... new numbers below for the year ending August 2018 per OAG. AA incl...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute
Replies: 43
Views: 8592

Re: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute

As Aeroflot is the only carrier who flies routine scheduled nonstop commercial service between the US and Russia... who would this really impact besides just them, and that being the case... who cares?

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
Replies: 60
Views: 1560

Re: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani announced his decision to join President Donald Trump’s legal team as the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues. “I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: DL in China

What are you talking about. There is no Chinese airline in DTW, ATL, PHL,BWI,SAN and the like which would generate more revenue than some secondary no name Chinese airport to LAX or SFO Again, because those 'no name' Chinese airports are offering hefty route subsidies (many of which essentially gua...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: DL in China

How can it be important if it's losing money airlines are a business that have to answer to investors so why operate a route that loses money when they can deploy those assets else where turning a better profit. Something to keep in mind especially for China is that you got the "One airline on...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: DL in China

We saw the exact same thing with the US to Cuba route allocations and the scramble to snap them up, although I would argue that was essentially a collossal failure on the part of the airlines ...while omitting the rather important detail that most of the airlines anticipated a completely different ...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: DL in China

a.net logic says that if the route makes business sense an airline will fly it but now we are saying the opposite what is the logic behind flying West Coast to China if it bleeds money ? A route can make business sense overall while still losing money by itself, if it's a strategically important pa...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Own metal only. I see. AA numbers will probably go up if we account for flights operated by the AA/BA JV. Yah but if we go by that metric we would have to count DL JV and codeshare partners such as VS, AF, WS, AM, and AZ. This is correct*, which is why I didn't bother with JV partners for the sake ...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Own metal only. I see. AA numbers will probably go up if we account for flights operated by the AA/BA JV. AA also has a codeshare with CX and JL - i am assuming that it is a JV too. I do not know anout LATAM when they start a direct flight to GRU if that is a JV. JL: JV CX: No JV LATAM: No JV (yet)

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Do these numbers include international flights operated on own metal only or with JV included? London being the top international destination out of BOS dominated by OneWorld. Own metal only. I see. AA numbers will probably go up if we account for flights operated by the AA/BA JV. Obviously yes.

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

If AA retains the revenue premium I suspect it has now because it connects BOS specifically to DCA, DFW, and LAX, I doubt a small loss in market share will be critical. Delta only competes on one of those city-pairs (BOS-LAX). It lacks the slots to reenter the DCA shuttle market. And so far there i...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Thanks for sharing. So when we factor in the larger average gauge aircraft AA uses versus DL, it's fairly safe to say BOS is likely more profitable for AA than it is for DL, no? It's not that simple. Labor (both employees and subcontractors), dozens of vendor contracts, facility leases, contractual...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

If AA retains the revenue premium I suspect it has now because it connects BOS specifically to DCA, DFW, and LAX, I doubt a small loss in market share will be critical. Delta only competes on one of those city-pairs (BOS-LAX). It lacks the slots to reenter the DCA shuttle market. And so far there i...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5115

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

DET is only 264 acres. MDW is 650 acres. Even SNA is just over 500 acres. There’s simply no business case here. High cost, low reward. The airport is NOT a business it's a public facility. Not much of a public facility if there isn't a BUSINESS case for BUSINESSES (see: airlines) to serve it, which...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12090

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Measured by Seats, ATLMCO is the route where DL has the most capacity at ~2.24M seats annually
Measured by ASMs, it's LAXJFK, at 3.33B ASMs annually

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1593

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Also, why the hell would Hannity hire Cohen? Cohen is a crap lawyer, and Hannity is certainly not short of money with which to hire a competent lawyer. What Cohen is good at is fixing things, which begs the question: what does Hannity want fixed? Exactly. We have video evidence showing that Hannity...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: DL in China

UA was supposed to start SFO-CAN but never started. UA tried SFO-Secondary China before CAN. Should say something about CAN. Indeed. Says that CAN had and has no need to give out the short-term route subsidies that the secondary Chinese airports UA opted to fly to gave out. The only airline of the ...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

WingsOfLove wrote:
winginit wrote:
You have a DIIO subscription then? Feel free to login yourself.


If I were to reference from a subscription source in a public forum, I'd copy and paste to validate my "actual data", but hey... that's just me. ;)


Indeed. That's just you.

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5115

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

I have to traverse some pretty sketchy areas to get to DTW from my house would sure hate to break down on I-94 at 4 am trying to make a 6 am flight the bad neighborhood thing is just another none issue really. If you live on the extreme east side you have to travel through some of the worst parts o...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

[Let's throw some actual data into this debate shall we? Capacity for the year ending August 2018, BOS nondirectional departures and arrivals inclusive of regional carriers It's always nice to include links when talking "real data". ;) You have a DIIO subscription then? Feel free to login...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5115

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

Allegiant is the perfect fit for DET. If there were a major carrier sustaining the DET infrastructure and investment that would be needed to make DET a viable spoke for passenger airline service? Maybe. Shy of that? No - it's not like DTW has ridiculous landing or parking fees that would motivate G...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

DL and B6 own BOS, and I don't see much room for AA to come back. They recently cut their last TATL flight (BOS-CDG). Those stats don't add the Delta Connection carriers, which are significant to DL ops at BOS. Let's throw some actual data into this debate shall we? Capacity for the year ending Aug...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5115

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

Nothing wrong with having a select amount of flights out of DET. As I have said Detroit needs a viable solution to the strong hold Delta has in this market and DET is a real viable solution That's a comical assertion. The city hasn't even staffed the Detroit Fire Department station on airport groun...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8143

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Swadian wrote:
The 788 order could definitely be used to launch/relaunch routes like JFK-ZRH/FRA/MUC provided there is the will to do so.


There is neither the will nor the financial tolerance to do so.

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by winginit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.
Replies: 29
Views: 8045

Re: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.

WOW. Just wow. So ashamed.. The Cho's have to get the F out of Hanjin group. Can anyone speak intelligently to the current financial straits of Hanjin Group? I recall they declared whatever the Korean equivalent of bankruptcy is in late 2016 and am surprised that management remains in tact through ...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: DL in China

Not to totally derail things, but from a pax perspective, flying KL via AMS is a pretty seamless experience, whereas taking MU through PVG, well, isn't. I know that DL invested in MU, but they've got a long way to go before they can replicate what they've set up with KL at AMS. Connecting between D...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.
Replies: 29
Views: 8045

Re: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.

WOW. Just wow. So ashamed.. The Cho's have to get the F out of Hanjin group. Can anyone speak intelligently to the current financial straits of Hanjin Group? I recall they declared whatever the Korean equivalent of bankruptcy is in late 2016 and am surprised that management remains in tact through ...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: DL in China

Any thoughts concerning the business strategy of DL in China? Any implications there for DL's operations in China now that DL has secured a grand JV with KE in neighboring South Korea? It's worth pointing out that the JV between DL and KE excludes China on account of there being no open skies agree...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 35459

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Interesting numbers really didn't realize that the Indian population was that much larger than the Europe population in the area. Again these numbers surely warrant an EK or TK flight 5 days a week. I'm not surprised that's your conclusion, but for a point of reference PHL metro has nearly twice th...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 35459

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Interesting numbers really didn't realize that the Indian population was that much larger than the Europe population in the area. Again these numbers surely warrant an EK or TK flight 5 days a week. I'm not surprised that's your conclusion, but for a point of reference PHL metro has nearly twice th...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 35459

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In case you guys are interested, here are the largest immigrant groups into Detroit in 2016. The list of countries hasn't changed since 2010 so these have been your largest immigrant groups for years: Detroit: Yemen: 3,389 Iraq: 2,268 Bangladesh: 1,181 India: 1,069 Lebanon: 847 Mexico: 748 Albania:...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 35459

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

You have forgotten YUL and YOW. The list you compiled does not include the connection partners. Also for MSP you have DL serving 16 and MSP having 16 international destinations but DE serves FRA so something is off. So I did, which makes you even more wrong? Delta Only (now including regional partn...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue ordered to reinstate fired Flight Attendant
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Jetblue ordered to reinstate fired Flight Attendant

Sadly no one is. Joel Peterson is the chairman of the board. He seems to want every group to unionize. I believe he is solely responsible for the destruction of the “CULTure” jetblue prides itself on. On top of that there have been hiring of vp’s up to the executive team that are incompetent and sh...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 35459

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Delta serves more international destinations from MSP than it does from Detroit DTW has more international service than MSP. Fortunately we have, you know, data to settle these types of debates: August 2018: International Service All Carriers: DTW: 24 Destinations, 423,000 Seats, 1.6 Billion ASMs M...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6969

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

So it sounds like the "people mover" being built is strictly about getting people to and from the airport - as opposed to specific terminals. It also sounds like there will be no inter-terminal connection system (ala DFW/SFO) beyond bus and feet. Too bad. Is that too bad? Where's the need...

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