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by intotheair
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 289
Views: 56994

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

By the time I heard about the last flight it was already sold out :( My wishful thinking is that UA might do some hub-hub farewell flights between the last ICN rotation and the HNL flight. They announced that the 747 will be operating hub-hub throughout October in the announcement about the SFO-HNL...

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by intotheair
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 53
Views: 8155

Re: Alaska new livery update

the colours remind me of the Aurora Borealis in a night sky, and overall I really, really like it. More than Aurora, they remind me of the Pacific Northwest - the sky blue and shades of green is so quintessential Washington-Oregon feel! Alaska smashed it outta the park with their livery refresh, an...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 3196

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

I'd love to see AC roll out a J product on a Q400. Probably would be no less comfortable than their J product on the CRJ. UA had F on their Q400s. I never flew it, but compared to even the CRJ F cabins, F on a Q400 looks...tight. http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23061

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

Maybe they'll follow UA's lead and find a creative yet sensible way of replacing 772s with A350s as time goes by.

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by intotheair
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34593

Sure, but as suggested above, it's not hard to imagine one reason why Boeing that struck that deal was to get the 777W into the fleet before the A350-1000 took hold at UA, and keeping the door open for a future 777X fleet. They also did have the 77W production line gap to fill. Oh, absolutely. The ...

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by intotheair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 210767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I think it's quite telling by how they have lettered each seat. All the windows are A or L seats, but the middle seats alternate between D and F. So the middle section goes 1F, 2D, 3F, etc. instead of all having the same letter. It still is technically 1-1-1 I suppose, but it does look particularly ...

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by intotheair
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 210767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Very sad day. I mean, not for Air Wisconsin, but we were on the road to getting rid of the CR2. While we all agree that any 50-seater is not optimal, they're still better than no airplane. I've lost track after all the shuffling of RJ operators/fleets the past few months. What is the net gain for U...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2029

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

I think it's a stretch to say that the ones listed under the "Large Regionals" section in the OP are separate airlines. With the exception of Silver Airways, all of them operate under the regional banners for UA, AA, DL, or AS. Of those, all of them except for Air Wisconsin are owned in p...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2029

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

I think it's a stretch to say that the ones listed under the "Large Regionals" section in the OP are separate airlines. With the exception of Silver Airways, all of them operate under the regional banners for UA, AA, DL, or AS. Of those, all of them except for Air Wisconsin are owned in pa...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 210767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Is Copa getting rid of any more of the 73G's? These can go directly though the current G new F and slimline mod. Only thing in addition they need is the PDE/internet equipment and Copa's Drop down screens removed From what I remember with the previous 73Gs that went to UA, didn't UA pretty much str...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 210767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Is Copa getting rid of any more of the 73G's? These can go directly though the current G new F and slimline mod. Only thing in addition they need is the PDE/internet equipment and Copa's Drop down screens removed From what I remember with the previous 73Gs that went to UA, didn't UA pretty much str...

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Transatlantic Range?
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Re: Embraer Transatlantic Range?

My dream TATL aircraft is an E195 with enough space for a few rows of 1-1 flat beds in J and the same 18" 2-2 seating in Y. I highly doubt that will happen anytime soon, but I can always dream!

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 210767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Interesting, induction at DEN for a 787?

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 101
Views: 6869

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

The CRJs are a LastGen aircraft trying to fly in an increasingly NextGen environment. BBD will have to upgrade far more than merely the engines to remain competitive. And this includes the 700/900 too, which technologically are way behind the Ejet. Just to illustrate what I'm talking about here, th...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 101
Views: 6869

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

I am tired of the complaints. Bombardier already sees the problem with the CRJ cabin. They proposed an upgrade last year. It went through. Now all new CRJ planes with be fitted with them before delivery. Eventually it will be available as a retrofit option for all existing CRJ planes. Here is a vid...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 15778

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

Just to throw out some facts so that everyone is on the same page: > The current scope clause in the ALPA contract sets the maximum number of 76-seat and 70/76-seat UAX aircraft at 153 and 255, respectively. > Up to 70 additional 76-seaters can be added if UA adds a "new small narrowbody."...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 210767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Um, what? I'm going to need some context for that comment, because there ARE NO sUA 737s. The 737-322/522 were retired pre-merger. All the -700s -800s and -900s are -X24 models, built for and ordered by Continental. There have been some top up orders, post-merger. Is that what you're referring to? ...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 15778

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

Just to throw out some facts so that everyone is on the same page: > The current scope clause in the ALPA contract sets the maximum number of 76-seat and 70/76-seat UAX aircraft at 153 and 255, respectively. > Up to 70 additional 76-seaters can be added if UA adds a "new small narrowbody."...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 210767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Yes I understand that. UA ordered the 73G and decided they wanted 4 special 738s out of the 65 instead. It did always seem a little odd that they converted only four of the 65 from 73Gs to firm 738s and left 61 (a somewhat strange number) for TBD MAXes. The remaining 61 aircraft were turned into MA...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 210767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Orders were placed by UA. These four slots were part of the 65 converted 73G order that were already in progress. UA switched them to 738s and the rest to MAX. Yes I understand that. UA ordered the 73G and decided they wanted 4 special 738s out of the 65 instead. It did always seem a little odd tha...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best U.S. Eclipse flight....PDX to DEN?
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: Best U.S. Eclipse flight....PDX to DEN?

AS is doing a special fight out of PDX, though ticket sales weren't open to the public. For obvious reasons, the middle and aisle seats on the flight are empty. Not sure which flight path they'll take, though it will take off and land in PDX.

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13657

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

That was never the discussion or the point. The discussion was entirely about proximity and physical location not about which police force or legal jurisdiction is in play. It wasn't the main topic at hand, though I was originally replying to someone who claimed that it was "in San Francisco.&...

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13657

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

It's no different than many other big airports like ORD in terms of proximity to city boundaries. Not that unusual. ORD is different, as the City of Chicago annexed the land it sits on (including a narrow strip of land connecting it to the rest of the city) to be a part of the city. Therefore, ORD ...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13657

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

I wonder if calling the airport San Francisco violates the DOT rules against deceptive advertising. If that were the case, a lot of other airports mentioned in this thread will have problems as well - IAD, BWI, SEA, RNO, FAT, DFW, and on and on. SFO itself is in unincorporated San Mateo county, not...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: United Regional CPAs

Simply, Air Wisconsin was able to give United a better CPA rate for the 50 seat flying than Skywest was since it was clear they were getting dropped by AA, they needed to find flying or else they would be out of business. Thus CPA Skywest Group 50 seater flying is going away (there will still be CP...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13657

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Although i agree that it should say Oakland first, but for someone going to SF for the first time, I don't think there is much difference. I have flown both to OAK and SFO, and to be honest it took me the same amount of time to get to the city, around 30 minutes, with the BART train. The only diffe...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: United Regional CPAs

There have been a number of ER4 and CR7 retirements at UAX yet it seems like more CR2's are being brought on board with the addition of ZW's CR2s. Whats the reasoning behind retiring the CR7s from the UAX fleet during at time when the US3 is upgauging? Additionally, why are ER4s being retired and C...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: United Regional CPAs

SkyWest CPA has individual aircraft removals between 2017 and 2027. Some of the CRJ 200s are not CPA. ExpressJet was to run out this year, and was just renegotiated (elsewhere in this forum). Cape Air does not have a CPA. Commutair's agreement went to 2021, not sure if this will extend with the 21 ...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6007

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

I have never been on an Avro or a Bae146, and it looks like my chance of flying on one is getting slimmer. I find regional planes to be just as interesting as mainline aircraft, and I always wanted to fly on a four engine RJ. How many do SN have left? Are they fully retiring their fleet? Last time ...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6007

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

I have never been on an Avro or a Bae146, and it looks like my chance of flying on one is getting slimmer. I find regional planes to be just as interesting as mainline aircraft, and I always wanted to fly on a four engine RJ.

How many do SN have left? Are they fully retiring their fleet?

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 30
Views: 4542

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

Who will win the LCC battle on the route? Frontier tried DEN - YYC in 2006 for a year and DoT data shows loads were abysmal outside the peak summer months. Frontier is trying to be a network type carrier to feed the DEN hub and they are going to have all kinds of teething pains, (meaning lots of sc...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's UA vs The World!
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

Re: It's UA vs The World!

He is always pretty negative about UA and is always advocating for a much more conservative outlook for UA. As I see it, after being in freefall for most of the last two decades, UA finally has an executive team and a business strategy that makes sense. UA's hubs are more vulnerable to competition t...

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2688

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Has anyone ever actually been to Atlanta? Or is it just a myth of a city? I thought it was nothing more than an airport, the CNN Center, and a Coke bottling facility. Maybe a peachtree or two in between those places. Hahaha. I know you're being facetious, but I recently visited my niece/nephew in A...

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4059

Re: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly

As far as UA goes, I would think all of their A319s were made in Hamburg, and all the A320s were built in Toulouse. The Mobile plant only opened last year, and the China plant opened in 2008. UA is taking delivery of some used China Southern A319s, but I am pretty sure all of the frames they are tak...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 171
Views: 24948

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Another international route and new airline to be announced on Monday: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/08/11/den-international-airport-new-carrier/ The fourth new international airline for DIA will be announced Monday morning. It will be the airport’s 10th foreign-flag carrier. As to who it will be,...

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by intotheair
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15483

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

AA flew JFK-LYS years ago. Wait really? I know DL did with a 757 about a decade ago. But AA did too? When was that? I'd love to see another US-LYS flight again. AC started YUL-LYS recently; that seems to have stuck. I guess taking the TGV up to CDG makes it hard to sustain any TATL from any airport...

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by intotheair
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

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 intotheair
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

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 intotheair
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

Citing congestion issues at LAX, Mokulele is switching its flights at SMX to BUR. LAX flights end Aug 31; BUR starts Sept 7. http://www.ksby.com/story/36111083/mokulele-to-fly-from-santa-maria-to-burbank-instead-of-lax I'm moving to SBP soon, and while the drive to the LA area is manageable, SMX-BUR...

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by intotheair
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14040

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

Interesting how UA didn't announce equipment either. My guess is they end up using RJs. Wouldn't even put it past them to put yet another CR2 on PAE-DEN.

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by intotheair
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 11940

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

No one except the former ex-CO people who made the decisions could have ever believed that putting 50 seaters on major routes to/from an competitor hub made any sense. I don't want to get into a notorious PMUA vs. PMCO debate, but I would point out that PMUA was very RJ-heavy as well. PMCO had a mo...

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by intotheair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 11940

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

nobody is saying that there is a fixed day to eliminate 50 seat RJs. But DL has been the most aggressive in converting 50 seat flights to large RJs and large RJ flights to mainline. UA was making alot of progress in that area as well. I have no idea of the final number of each class of RJs for any ...

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by intotheair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 11940

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Just a thought...could some of the 700s be transferred to OO for additional AS flying used to cover the 70 seat gap in the QX scheduling situation? Not sur how much slack there is in 70 seaters at OO for the additional lift, but seems like this could be a solution to keep them flying? I suppose it'...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy sighting at OAK!
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: Happy sighting at OAK!

I think it's an old EK bird complete with the old EK interior.

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6974

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

Funny because the opposite of this is a not so uncommon complaint in the DEN threads about UA not having much international. DEN has AC, AM, BA, CM, WK (Edelweiss), FI, LH, DY, and Y4 (Volaris), but UA doesn't have much on their own metal. Outside of Mexico and Central America, UA only has the NRT f...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2688

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Looking at my flight memory, and actually, my list is pretty short: SEA ATL TPE MUC FRA (I sort of went through FRA, but didn't really see much) I could technically maybe add IAD too. I have visited Washington DC, but every time, I have flown to DCA. Anytime I have been to IAD has been on a connecti...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2688

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Has anyone ever actually been to Atlanta? Or is it just a myth of a city? I thought it was nothing more than an airport, the CNN Center, and a Coke bottling facility. Maybe a peachtree or two in between those places.

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at BOS
Replies: 13
Views: 4162

Re: UA at BOS

Yeah, there's a fair amount of slack right now with the 774s still around and enough 77Ws that they have been regularly subbed in on 772 routes all over the system. They've showed up in LHR, BRU, DEN, IAD, LAX, HNL, and lots of other unscheduled 77W destinations.

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 11865

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

B6 is doing less than a half point better than DL on a margin basis. And when you are competing with a bigger company, absolute profits absolutely do matter. DL and WN are both much more profitable than B6 and can easily win any competitive showdown that takes place. B6' growth in NYC has come at A...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 171
Views: 24948

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

AMS is now the largest European destination from DEN not served by a nonstop. There is a direct one though: DL 160 does DEN-MSP-AMS. DY could certainly make another go of another destination. I would think BCN would be most likely, but perhaps OSL/ARN/CPH. Right now, I think a lot of that traffic go...

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