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by AirFiero
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 440
Views: 45789

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Not sure if this has been discussed before, but will Southwest have a fleet of designated inter-island planes, such as a few 73Gs based permanently in Hawaii? Or will their inter-island flights be conducted with the same planes flying to the mainland? Itineraries like OAK-OGG-LIH-SMF or the like. T...

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by AirFiero
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13491

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

I know predicting doom and misery for AS is the new "When will NW retire their DC9s?" around here, but let's put this in perspective. IIRC, the only legacy-VX markets listed above that have been dropped are CUN and DEN. CUN hasn't been a moneymaker for years, as west coast-CUN traffic is ...

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by AirFiero
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13491

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

There are other ones. Mex sfo off the top of my head. But here is thing, there are numerous additions that are performing about as poorly as ind. so if ind gets cut, there are more coming. AS Dropped SFO Routes CUN - March 2018 (Not loaded for Winter 2018) DEN - June 2018 IND - September 2018 MEX -...

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by AirFiero
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13491

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

It does change the narrative from bad route decisions from an often money-losing airline, to decisions made by what is or was considered a "winning" management. Again, everybody has routes that don't work, but the number of mounting failures at SFO is noticeable. I think “mounting failure...

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by AirFiero
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13491

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

enilria wrote:
Also surprised to see AS drop SFO-IND.


The naysayers like to say the AS SFO hub keeps growing while hub oriented flights keep getting cut. AS at SJC seems to still be growing. Very interesting.

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by AirFiero
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?
Replies: 41
Views: 2993

Re: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?

What airline has a recent increase at SFO to only pull the increase to move it to SJC or OAK? I can't think of any off the top of my head. ANA never had a second flight at SFO and BA never had a 3rd flight at SFO. Those were added to compliment their SFO operations. Like I said, I would love to see...

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by AirFiero
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?
Replies: 41
Views: 2993

Re: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?

If I remember, AA at least announced if not flew, SJC - TPE for a year or so in the early 90's. Different times, but SJC always seems to ride business cycles hard so wouldn't last an economic down turn for sure,. It was for six months during 2001. AA started and ended TPE and CDG from SJC on the sa...

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by AirFiero
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?
Replies: 41
Views: 2993

Re: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?

While I would love to see them at SJC, I just feel the likelihood is fairly low. With them increasing at SFO I don't see why they would suddenly pull a flight to take a chance on SJC. If they are increasing at SFO they presumably are doing well there and why fix something that isn't broken? Other a...

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by AirFiero
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?
Replies: 41
Views: 2993

Re: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?

I suspect they’ll shift 1 flight from SFO to SJC or just have a non daily flight to SJC. Also CA pulled out not because of passenger count or loss but because they needed the a330 serving the route to replace a broken 787. But I think NH and HU can be disrupted if BR plays it smart and aims towards...

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by AirFiero
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2798
Views: 340024

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Can the basics of the 787 be scaled down to 757 size?

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by AirFiero
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

KLMatSJC wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
KLMatSJC wrote:
Have you flown on one for more than an hour?


i honestly don't know. I've been on RJs at least twice, but don't remember which ones.

What specifically don't you like?


The fact that the widows are positioned at shoulder height, the cramped seats, etc


Ah. Sounds crappy.

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by AirFiero
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

KLMatSJC wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
I'm curious, why are CR2s awful?

Have you flown on one for more than an hour?


i honestly don't know. I've been on RJs at least twice, but don't remember which ones.

What specifically don't you like?

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by AirFiero
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

Well this should drastically cut number of pax on SMX run I would imagine. I couldn't imagine O & D between SMX-BUR being that high, and also would assume majority did connect at LAX. I really can't imagine anyone flying to BUR, xferring to LAX and then fly on from there. And BUR really has ver...

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by AirFiero
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

Don't forget about the Horizon ERJ-175s too. I always used to see them flying over school when they started. Yeah, I saw one when I was there about two weeks ago. Though I will primarily be flying to DEN, and the AS itineraries on SBP-SEA-DEN have some pretty undesirable layovers (including even so...

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by AirFiero
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes

The only common use gates in Terminal A are 1 and 3. The new ground boarding gate 7A will likely be used to bus passengers to most F9 flights at SJC. Are SJC gates so full that they will need remote stands and busses? Where did you get the info? I work at SJC. We've been getting the new gate area r...

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by AirFiero
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes

iflykpdx wrote:
The only common use gates in Terminal A are 1 and 3. The new ground boarding gate 7A will likely be used to bus passengers to most F9 flights at SJC.


Are SJC gates so full that they will need remote stands and busses? Where did you get the info?

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by AirFiero
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes

Frontier14 wrote:
Anyone know how many gates are available (open) at SJC?

Frontier 14


Maybe six months ago, someone posted that some gates in terminal A were "dark" (unused). I don't know if that's still the case, maybe someone can fill us in. But they are building two more gates onto terminal B.

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by AirFiero
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

WOW, SJC is seeing a boom in new service. Very impressive. Well, domestically. Internationally isn't looking so rosy, with the loss of Lufthansa* and most of their Asian services getting pulled back/downgauged. * I've got a bridge to sell to anyone who actually believes that a flight with only 18J ...

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by AirFiero
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

The website is now updated. Can't booked it yet. This is what I have found: SJC-COS 4x weekly SJC-ATL 5x weeklyc SJC-CVG 3x weekly All begin around the first week of April. No DTW. :duck: Holy (bleep). SJC is on FIRE! :candle: Those are some very interesting choices. But I'm having trouble seeing t...

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by AirFiero
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Are hubs dependent on O/D which COS presumably would lack? O&D traffic is cheaper to transport than connecting traffic. So more O&D = more cost-efficient hub. You don't *need* a lot of O&D but it's a good move to set up your hub in a place that can provide a lot of O&D. Cool, thanks...

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by AirFiero
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

What is the gate situation at COS? I'm wondering if there will ever be a need for the old Western Pacific concourse that is now being used as administrative offices. I've wondered why nobody put another hub at COS. It seems like a great place, geographically, for a hub and as an alternative to usin...

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by AirFiero
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

NW did fly SJC-DTW some years ago. I could see DL resuming it more likely now that SJC service is growing. While they are at it, SJC could use JFK, BOS and IAD on one of the network carriers too. DL had a hub there. I have to think the SJC-DTW market would need hub traffic at DTW. Does DL still hav...

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by AirFiero
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

I was referring to DTW people, who suggested that a F9 nonstop DTW-SJC was needed due to the tech connection between the two areas. Lets end this conversation regarding F9 adding SJC-DTW. 1. It's not a smart move for F9. 2. Companies will pay a premium to fly a higher degree of service (i.e. DL) 3....

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by AirFiero
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Frontier recently announced that they will be returning to SJC with 4 routes. Denver, Las Vegas, Austin, and San Antonio. Denver starts Oct 5th, but it looks like Frontier is already here to stay for the long run! SJC just sent out a media advisory saying Frontier will be announcing cities (plural)...

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by AirFiero
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17380

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

BoeingGuy wrote:
Great paint scheme for my favorite baseball team. Too bad it's on the wrong kind of plane. ;)


What the old saying? "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going "? ;)

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by AirFiero
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22079

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

Southwest actually does 126 departures per day out of only 10 gates out of Terminal 1 at LAX (which comes out to an average of 12.6 departures per day per gate at LAX), but Southwest does its LAX operation under constraints that it does not face at DAL, including construction associated with Termin...

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by AirFiero
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22079

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

Southwest actually does 126 departures per day out of only 10 gates out of Terminal 1 at LAX (which comes out to an average of 12.6 departures per day per gate at LAX), but Southwest does its LAX operation under constraints that it does not face at DAL, including construction associated with Termin...

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by AirFiero
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38386

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Based on the updates on Airlineroute this morning, SMF and SJC seem to be the ones winning the new services. I strongly question WN trying FLL-JAX again, but wish them luck. For all the talk of SFO projected to be the big battleground after the AS/VX merger, there has been a LOT of build up at SJC.

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by AirFiero
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 27563

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

AirFiero, Delta did something like that back in the nineties, flying a widebody (usually a DC-10 or L-1011, but occasionally a 767) LAX to HNL. Then, they'd pick up a load of passengers, or a few folks who wanted to fly to Maui would remain onboard. The plane would be on the ground briefly and then...

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by AirFiero
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 13989

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

I didn't mean connecting passengers, I meant "connections" in the sense that SFO has many direct flights to places around the world. Perhaps I should have said "direct flights all over the globe". Anyway, I never understood why SJC was getting all this TATL service (such as BA i...

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by AirFiero
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 27563

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

As long as we are speculating, what about WN entering inter island service by tagging on the inter island flights, which would allow them to serve more islands at once with the same number of aircraft? Let's say they do nonstops to HNL from OAK, SMF, SJC, and SAN from the mainland, arriving midday, ...

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by AirFiero
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 13989

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

SJC is simply too close to SFO for these long haul TATL flights to be profitable. Why would you go there when you can go 30-40 minutes up the road to an airport that is a hub for a major airline (UA) with connections all over the globe? I doubt many are going FRA-SFO & onward via United to Asia...

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by AirFiero
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38386

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I am happy and surprised to see SJC-BOI go from Sun only ( as it has been since May when it started) to daily. They actually never officially announced it this time around, so they are just saying that it will be a new service in the Spring. I'm not sure what you mean. It was announced in the press...

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by AirFiero
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

91 daily weekday flights. 19.8% growth in flights from March 17 to April 18. Increase in cities served from 16 to 21 with daily service + 3 more with service on the week-end. Closing the gap on Bay area service. Just wondering when BNA/RDU will come... I can see RDU with the tech traffic, but is th...

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by AirFiero
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

I'd submit that one advantage AS/QX has over WN is the smaller aircraft. This makes smaller markets and smaller aircraft available in larger markets. AS/QX can downsize aircraft to fit, WN is not as flexible. WN has to commit no less than a 737 to any route, whereas AS can put a QX RJ on a route. F...

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by AirFiero
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

ADrum23 wrote:
So when will we see AS respond to this with more expansion?


Just my opinion, but I'd say this WN expansion IS the response to massive AS/QX additions of the last year and a half.

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by AirFiero
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

AS' aggressive expansion has stepped on a lot of toes of much larger airlines. WN simply chose to take a pretty clear stand that it isn't giving up its leadership in California. Another thing to note is that though 2019 WN has many more aircraft coming online than AS, so WN can give AS hell if it w...

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by AirFiero
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

That is still an open question. How much will AS expand at SJC now that they are merging with VX who has a bigger SFO operation? Before the VX merger, AS would likely have defended SJC. Not sure what will happen now. But the speculation here has been that with the merger, and any day now, they'd le...

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by AirFiero
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

Really good adds and puts AS on defense for now. Next move is theirs. I don't expect much retaliation at SJC by AS, now that they have a decent SFO operation. For a few reasons I expect AS's next moves to come from LAX, SAN, or PDX That is still an open question. How much will AS expand at SJC now ...

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by AirFiero
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38386

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I had forgotten today was the day for WN schedule extension. What a surprise for us STL folks...SJC and SMF. Kind of surprised they didn't balance a bit with an eastern add (BDL/RIC/ORF) or something but frequencies out of STL tend to be heavier eastbound anyway. Personally I have no reason to visi...

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by AirFiero
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38386

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

KLMatSJC wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
GEG - SJC? Way cool.


Is this a first for nonstop service? I don't recall it before.


First on WN. Not first overall (QX).


Ah, ok, I couldn't remember if QX had flown it before. Are they flying it now?

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by AirFiero
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

LAX772LR wrote:
WN apparently showed some luv to SMF too, launching MSY and others.

Good for NorCal!!


According to the WN thread, there were a LOT of adds in California. Upping the ante versus AS?

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by AirFiero
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1371077


Yes, that's nice, but can we have an SJC thread now and then? ;)

FYI, I hadn't been reading the WN thread. I posted this after getting an email from the SJC AirTime email newsletter.
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airliner371 wrote:


Yes, that's nice, but can we have an SJC thread now and then? ;)

FYI, I hadn't been reading the WN thread. I posted this after getting an email from the SJC AirTime email newsletter.

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by AirFiero
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38386

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

dc10lover wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
More rolling in... STL-SJC, SMF-STL, SJC-MSY, SJC-BOI, BOI-SMF, GEG-SJC! And much more AS is not going to be happy!

GEG - SJC? Way cool.


Is this a first for nonstop service? I don't recall it before.

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by AirFiero
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

WN nice expansion at SJC

WOW, nice new service announcement from WN at SJC. Several new Nonstop destinations. Although three are once weekly service, several new cities were added with daily service Southwest Airlines® Adds Eight New Nonstop Cities, Including Its First-Ever International Service, from Silicon Valley’s Airpo...

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by AirFiero
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy
Replies: 23
Views: 6047

Re: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy

My observation: 4. Potentially bad news for secondary cities in both China and elsewhere, including SJC and a few cities in Europe. Why? Wouldn't it allow competition on heavier routes to places like Beijing, and allow Chinese airlines more flexibility to serve secondary US cities from Chinese hubs...

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by AirFiero
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6690

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

Yes, there seem to be long time rumors about SJC to SEL. I also remember reading here that some airline is chomping at the bit to serve TPE when they had 787s

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