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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 168
Views: 24950

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I think Airbus could have a very slight advantage, but not because of any burned bridges; but because they could offer a very well rounded package across the C-Series and A32x - beyond just the sale/price of the aircraft. Burned bridges can be repaired very quickly when it comes to dollars and cents...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 3703

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

I tend to think that this will go the way of BOS-DTW. What do you mean by that? DL and B6 drove Spirit off from DTW-BOS but DL and B6 are still slugging it out on r/t fares as low as $127. DTW-BOS wasn't cheap going back a decade (pre-merger NW) with fares typically $350+. Exactly that - they'll bo...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 3703

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

I tend to think that this will go the way of BOS-DTW. Good for B6; fills a remaining hole in the network. Will be interesting to see what (if anything) DL does.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 692
Views: 39116

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing’s Bombardier Fight Blows Up in Its Face Boeing thought it was picking on a pipsqueak. Instead it has drawn its biggest rival to the fight. Airbus EADSY -0.31% ’ surprise deal announced late Monday to take control of Bombardier’s CSeries jet program is a coup for the European aerospace giant....

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 692
Views: 39116

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

My take: - I am glad that the C-Series will be built. I think it's a win for the flying public. - I wish that the duopoly had some real competition - that would be better for the flying public. - It is wild to think that Airbus and Bombardier will now own the 100-150 seat segment that Boeing and MD ...

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by tlecam
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 215
Views: 26222

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

I apologize, I’ve been reading this thread but I don’t understand some of how this works in Europe. Does this mean that LH will fly the long haul routes out of Berlin? I saw that they acquired 80 planes or so, and I understand what is being discussed regarding the intro-German flying but I’m less cl...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 65
Views: 7251

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

I think it would be a perfect aircraft for CLT and ATL. Giving passengers the ability to avoid EWR, JFK, PHL and instead use CLT and ATL for transatlantic connection. Expect the US Big 3 to be on the order sheet fairly quickly I had CLT in mind as well. I also think that PHL, DTW, MSP could see add...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 65
Views: 7251

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

If an AvGeek can’t imagine and hypothesize and wonder on a.net, where can he or she? There’s a lot of wet hens in here. Here are my guesses (sorry for not having confirmed sources with the heads of route planning at all carriers) - replace 763/757 tatl and South America - US hubs to Secondary Europe...

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by tlecam
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 7108

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

I flew Delta Shuttle on ORD-LGA almost exclusively because of the MAT. I guess I won't anymore. I fly the BOS shuttle a lot, and I felt the same way when it moved from MAT. But, the shuttle gates in Terminal C are pretty convenient - not a long walk from security, and a SkyClub right close by. I ha...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8274

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

My take - the time for a re-brand will be when all of the merger activities are completed; all crews integrated and all that. At that point, it could make sense to re-brand, but if they do, I doubt that they'll look to history; the vision and strategy will be centered around a new, cohesive company ...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Regarding MEM, I wouldn't be surprised if RDU/SEA/BOS get added at some point, but that's about it. I also wouldn't be surprised if they didn't get added.

I have no idea on SAT. I don't know much about the market. It doesn't strike me as attractive as say, BNA or AUS.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1729

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

Some of it is also location - in that Ronkonkoma if pretty far out onto the island and the population density skews closer to the city. It’s not like tons of people are driving past ISP to get to JFK or LGA. Some are, of course and there’s nothing to say that people couldn’t drive in the opposite di...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Q1 2017 Table 6 Data was released recently. Here's top 10 unserved markets in PDEW. Winter is tough for BOS for these smaller markets though SAT seems like a viable option even with three airlines serving BOS-AUS. SAT - 132 TUS - 82 MEM - 76 ABQ - 75 SDF - 72 EYW - 64 RNO - 60 BHM - 55 MSN - 54 GRR...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 35
Views: 3809

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

For me, these upgrades fall into the category of good will gestures. I don't pay for first on short haul flights, but I will pay for it on flights beyond 4 hours and on long haul international. I fly DL a lot and generally have a positive view of the airline in part because they have come through wi...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 13930

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

I'm curious about what the growth goals mean for the fleet. It seems like there is a pretty big gap between the largest of the RJ's and the smallest of the mainline, especially since UA has been clear that they're not interested the C series, and also given the scope clauses they have regarding addi...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 1707

Re: New England Patriots 767

They often fly out of PVD - in fact, other than for big championship / Super Bowl send offs which typically use BOS, I would say they use PVD almost all of the time. Visiting teams often stay at hotels in Providence too. It's much closer to Foxboro, where the stadium is, than Boston, especially when...

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by tlecam
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 10826

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

From AA's standpoint, I think it's a matter of whether their presence is satisfactory for AA's corporate contracts, and I suspect that it is. In general, I think that's AA's approach to NYC. They are catering to O&D corporate travelers in the largest market in the country. As for whether that st...

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by tlecam
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I flew through Terminal A a lot this summer - granted it was peak travel season - but wow is that terminal packed in the mornings and evenings. I don't think Delta could schedule ORD or DC until it has more gate space.

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by tlecam
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 1238

AA 737/321 Cabin Updates

I apologize if there is already a thread on the AA fleet - I follow the Delta NB and WB threads, but searched several topics and didn't find a similar thread for AA. Please delete if this is already being discussed. I thought that this from the last page here (http://c.hub.aa.com/email/arrivals/2017...

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5309

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

According to the twitter announcement, iMessage, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp will be supported.

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15593

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

I fly VS 330, VS 789, DL 763, DL 764 and DL 333's across the pond fairly regularly - all of then within the past few months. I do not find a substantial difference between them that would drive any sort of flight decision. I do prefer all aisle access, which is how I got to flying Delta in the first...

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12570

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

It's hard for me to believe that with corporate contracts, Skyteam won't serve CDG-PHL. The pharmaceutical industries alone in the Philly / Jersey / Delaware area and in France should provide a decent amount of support for the route.

Time for me to retire from my armchair CEO gig.

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9566

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I agree - DL's presence on BOS-SFO is squarely aimed at it's BOS based corporate customers, with two business friendly timed flights per day.

UA and B6 are duking it out for route supremacy.

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Parker said in remarks today that BOS will always be a spoke; doesn't intend to compete with B6 and DL to grow the hub, per Edward Russell from FlightGlobal.

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31086

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The comments about the small fleet make sense, but they're interesting when thinking about alternatives for the wide body fleet - what are AA's options long term? All Boeing 787/777? A mix of 339/787/777? Would a carrier AA's size put all of their wide body eggs in one manufacturer basket (Boeing?) ...

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 396
Views: 37833

Re: DL Future Expansion

Minor comment - Aus-Bos started this week I believe. Or rather, it flew Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on a 319 this week.

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I was checking DL flight schedules from BOS-DUB - starting October, DL makes this flight Thu-Sun through the end of October. Anyone knows how DL is doing on his flight segment? Last week, saw a new DL destination show-up - BUF on the Terminal A board. Next week, this will be even more busier board ...

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31086

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Question - if the MoM is ever actually built, would AA be interested as a replacement for some of those 767?

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian announces premium economy
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Austrian announces premium economy

http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com ... y-section/
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Saw this today, from one of my favorite airlines to fly.

Please delete if a dupe - I couldn't find any other threads.

http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com ... y-section/

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 34688

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Wow - impressive summary. Very interesting. For some reason, I thought that there were bigger swings between summer peak flying and non-peak.

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Yeah I agree. I also wonder who does the ground ops - isn't there usually someone assigned to watching the wing on push back?

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by tlecam
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

http://www.universalhub.com/2017/winter ... n-snowbank

Lufthansa and Massport in a bit of a quarrel.
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http://www.universalhub.com/2017/winter ... n-snowbank

Lufthansa and Massport in a bit of a quarrel.

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35033

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Congrats to UA and Airbus! Pretty exciting news. Since we're only 6 years away from the first arrival. I'm not all that familiar with how UA uses the 772ER's but from the comments in the press release ("across 7 hubs") it sounds like they'll be used broadly across the network, unlike DL wh...

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by tlecam
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 34688

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Question - I know that the end of the summer season flying creates slack in the fleet and that it's a time to do maintenance. However, does DL end up with planes that are parked for relatively long stretches? (Days, weeks, or possibly a month?) and if so where do,they park the planes? ATL/DTW?

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by tlecam
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Prague (PRG)
Replies: 23
Views: 4816

Re: Future for Prague (PRG)

As a traveler, I agree with a couple of things here: we will likely see more international routes, at least to North America; also that the airport needs rail access from the city! Truthfully, the airport also needs to improve airside terminal space... awaiting and boarding the DL flight to JFK is a...

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by tlecam
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 111
Views: 16519

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

At CMH, DL currently uses C50-C56 and also has C49 in some capacity- the last time I was through in July, the gate had DL signage for the first time and the monitor at the gate had the typical Delta departure board (Flight, Departs, Destination, etc.) graphics. This means they've expanded all the w...

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by tlecam
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 111
Views: 16519

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

http://dashboard.flightglobal.com/app/#/articles/440634
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Semi-related - there is an article (behind the paywall) on FlightGlobal reporting from the Boyd Conference saying that Delta is seeing CASM and possibly RASM improvements from airport investments.

http://dashboard.flightglobal.com/app/#/articles/440634

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by tlecam
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I'm curious about the cargo offices for airlines that don't fly to Logan.

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by tlecam
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

They do have UPS / Fedex / DHL, although I assume you mean passenger airlines that are also cargo operators? I honestly have no idea but if I were to guess, I'd say that most of the airlines you listed can meet their cargo demand with passenger flights. That probably has something to do with BOS pri...

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by tlecam
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25504

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

I think that there's a difference between attempting to level the playing field and asking for a hometown discount. We can debate about which one DL is actually asking for, but they believe that they're asking the US government to address an unfair advantage that the ME3 have via IM/EX. Re: the nati...

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by tlecam
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25504

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

1337Delta764 wrote:
IMO the courts should grant an emergency injunction to suspend this RFP until the CSeries case is settled. That way fleet decisions are driven by technical merit and not by politics.


What's the legal basis for suspending the RFP?

Do you include price in the technical merit bucket?

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by tlecam
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25504

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

I think it's interesting that they're going to take deliveries starting in 2020. Any idea what the backlogs look like for A and B?

Also, is this order aimed at replacing the MD's, or is this aimed at the older A320s that they inherited from NW?

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by tlecam
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Agree 100% - won't dent marketshare. Plus BA & Iberia provide Europe access.

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by tlecam
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1253
Views: 130477

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

What I don't get is why AA does the slow draw down. These routes are profitable but not aligned with the strategy? Institutional inertia? Why not just get rid of all except for the hub flying? I'm sure they have very good reasons - I just can't figure out what they are. I also wonder what the "...

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by tlecam
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 36582

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I hadn't heard that AA was cutting BOS-CDG - In fact it's loaded in the system.

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by tlecam
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 17697

Re: Delta C Series

What if DL is trying to increase NYC and LAX point of sale / originating traffic? I mean Dallas is a huge market - that doesn't seem like an awful idea. Admittedly they're at a disadvantage since AA has hubs on both ends, but I don't think it's as stupid as the author makes it sound.

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by tlecam
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Northeast Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 3610

Re: New Northeast Airlines?

Generally speaking, there are cycles of consolidation and then new entrants and then consolidation. However, the barrier of entry in commercial aviation is very high. I'm mostly curious about the market analysis - what is the addressable market, and how much of that market need is fully met today vs...

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by tlecam
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 17697

Re: Delta C Series

Interesting news and I'd welcome BOS-Dallas on a Cseries.

What is a virtual base? I hope the pilots are real! :lol:

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by tlecam
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:31 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: 10849

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

DL LAX-BOS JAN 3>1.5 FEB 3>1.6 First time DL has run more than 1x daily between BOS and LAX in the winter. For a "hub - hub" route, DL is really a bit player with less than 2 daily. Agreed. This summer, UA is 2x, VX, B6 and DL are all 3x and AA is 5x. A lot of capacity on a re;actively lo...

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by tlecam
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:23 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: 10849

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

Enilria wrote:
DL LAX-BOS JAN 3>1.5 FEB 3>1.6


First time DL has run more than 1x daily between BOS and LAX in the winter.

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