Search found 49 matches

by ricport
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95980

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I am still hoping Southwest would pick up a few of these and convert them to all-Economy free-for-all seating 800 seater monsters! Imagine the joy of getting boarding position J37 or K49, and the adventure of walking across two decks looking for that coveted empty seat. I know I know this is not go...

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 8846

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

I'll add in mine. Mainly travel in the U.S., so I'll stick to that. Best: CVG. DL should have closed DTW and kept their operation here. It's big enough to be a hub (more like a mini-hub, considering DL officially de-hubbed it, but you can still get connections on certain pairs), but small enough not...

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 46
Views: 5816

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

Americans hate turboprops. They just have a bad reputation here. True, but re Q400 v E175, the E175 is clearly, empirically, a better passenger experience. It's not just reputation. QX E175s have first class, have premium, have wifi/free texting, fly faster and higher, are quieter and have larger o...

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19570

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Get rid of co and all their employee's. Since they have infected UA, its been all down hill under their direction. Reality is Kirby is at least an airline guy who understands the day to day operation. Unfortunately, the co group knows only how to run small planes to serve 'Duck Dynasty' passengers....

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19570

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Get rid of co and all their employee's. Since they have infected UA, its been all down hill under their direction. Reality is Kirby is at least an airline guy who understands the day to day operation. Unfortunately, the co group knows only how to run small planes to serve 'Duck Dynasty' passengers....

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19570

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

As a long-time Continental flyer who was brought over with the merger, it's been sad to see that Continental's once-legendary customer service didn't survive. That said, as a DC-area resident, I've had far better luck with UA at IAD than AA at DCA (I can't stand WN or BWI, so they're not a factor fo...

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1073
Views: 85146

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

I think a large part of that is because the local business community was burned quite badly when the airport went soliciting to fund the Skybus fiasco. Local companies invested heavily in the airline - particularly Nationwide, which even had an aircraft painted in its corporate ID. No doubt the bus...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1073
Views: 85146

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

I think a large part of that is because the local business community was burned quite badly when the airport went soliciting to fund the Skybus fiasco. Local companies invested heavily in the airline - particularly Nationwide, which even had an aircraft painted in its corporate ID. No doubt the bus...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1073
Views: 85146

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Sometimes it seems like CMH can't catch a break, particularly when compared to its peers: http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180606/columbus-loses-flights-to-west-coast-again Granted, the route is mostly O&D to the "second" airport in the Bay Area on an airline with limited business a...

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12635

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

IAH already has SQ service. This is EXPANSION to a U.S. city. Given that SQ is a strong *A partner, I'd say either ORD or IAD make the most sense.

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 17844

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

United today said that they see an opportunity to grow at Dulles. I see room to grow in new Mid-Atlantic markets such as BYH, PHF, AVL, AVP, and ABE. In most of these cities, AA and DL have multiple flights a day to their hubs with only a couple having service to EWR or ORD. https://www.flightgloba...

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 17844

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

I thought it was pretty cool that a waiver was granted to NBC4 to operate their news helicopter over the DC prohibited area (P-56) to film the events around Capital One Arena for Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final. It's the first such waiver granted to a news station since 9/11, and they got some p...

Jump to post
by ricport
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your perfect airline??
Replies: 22
Views: 1290

Re: Your perfect airline??

- Kid-free zones (don't know if MH is still doing this, but it should be the law and adopted immediately adopted by every carrier) - Reserved seats (on virtually every other carrier other than WN) - Fair fare policies (WN) - Strict enforcement of boarding groups (nobody does this, but one can dream)...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu May 31, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4072

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

To each his/her own, but I honestly don't understand WN's appeal. The times I've unfortunately flown them, check in is chaotic (complete with the inevitable classy mother not bothering to walk a few steps into the bathroom to change her baby's diaper), the boarding bingo (where you get to walk up to...

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed May 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many boarding groups?!
Replies: 22
Views: 2855

Re: How many boarding groups?!

Considering all the boarding groups and the fact that everybody just clusters around the podium anyway no matter what group they are in makes me wonder why people criticize WN for allegedly having a stressful boarding process. People criticize Southwest for having a stressful boarding process becau...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu May 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7279

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

but if BA can make MSY - LHR a go, there's got to be someone who will fill the niche. Not really sure such a comparison is logical.... As per the SabreMI numbers when AUS got its flight; MSY had nearly double the PDEW to Europe than CMH, and at a higher average fare too. It's also a far larger and ...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu May 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10581

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

When will this era of accountant-driven capitalism evolve into something more enlightened? What would that be? Why should anyone (or any holding company) continue to invest in a business that doesn't cover its cost of capital? Because Spohr and Scott Kirby (among innumerable other examples) are for...

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri May 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7279

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

Good news for my beloved hometown. I think many on here are not reading the article: "Airport authority CEO Joseph Nardone, who also took part in Wednesday’s program, thanked Delta and added that his team continues to focus on attracting more service, with a special focus on the West Coast and ...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu May 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23804

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

If UA wants to make cuts, how about getting rid of that God-awful Tito’s? I’d sooner drink turpentine.

Jump to post
by ricport
Mon May 07, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 306
Views: 25214

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

What many on here seem to forget is that DAL is a unique animal, due to the Wright Amendment and subsequent legislation. The current DAL situation is the result of a nonstop series of stupidity. Wright was bad law and should have never been allowed to see the light of day. The DAL terminal should h...

Jump to post
by ricport
Mon May 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 306
Views: 25214

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

What many on here seem to forget is that DAL is a unique animal, due to the Wright Amendment and subsequent legislation. The current DAL situation is the result of a nonstop series of stupidity. Wright was bad law and should have never been allowed to see the light of day. The DAL terminal should h...

Jump to post
by ricport
Mon May 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 306
Views: 25214

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

What many on here seem to forget is that DAL is a unique animal, due to the Wright Amendment and subsequent legislation. The current DAL situation is the result of a nonstop series of stupidity. Wright was bad law and should have never been allowed to see the light of day. The DAL terminal should ha...

Jump to post
by ricport
Mon May 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2558

Re: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone had a good weekend. I fly AS all the time and I've flown VX a few times recently. I'm excited to see the new cabins and hope there's some fun surprises. I know in pictures we've seen blue mood lighting but I hope they also throw in other colors- like the green on the tail...

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5743

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

...yet when Dr. Feelgood disrupts an entire flight, legions of social media dipwads crawl out of the woodwork to make him a hero.

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1073
Views: 85146

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

With all of the Asian companies in central Ohio, this seems like a no-brainer. . If it's a "no-brainer" then it would already be in service, no? UA already captures CMH transfer data. Maybe it's not as large of a presence as you think or maybe those companies simply don't travel much. Or,...

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1073
Views: 85146

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

One thing that has been on my mind for a while (and forgiveness if it's already been asked & answered here), but why haven't the folks at the Columbus Chamber been knocking on Oscar Munoz's door to get SFO service? With all of the Asian companies in central Ohio, this seems like a no-brainer. An...

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1162
Views: 152148

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Good riddance to the Qs. Last time I was on one, an old lady in a wheelchair on the ground passed us.

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 15183

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

It'd be interesting if LO would try to establish IAD service, so they could link up with UA's hub there. As most americans know, it's WAY easier to connect at IAD than the nightmares known as EWR and ORD.

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7759

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

[code][/code]

skipness1E wrote:
seahawk wrote:
Majority of customers will be happy about no recline.

Disagree entirely.


Speak for yourself. Reclining seats are relics from the days when Y actually had legroom, and you got free hot meals. You want to sprawl out? Buy a Y+, J or F ticket. It's an airplane; not a Barcalounger!

Jump to post
by ricport
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants of old terminals
Replies: 106
Views: 18150

Re: Remnants of old terminals

At CMH, most of the B concourse sits atop the 1950s-era building, and much of the ticketing/baggage claim levels are also part of that structure.

Jump to post
by ricport
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 46782

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

What else would anyone EXPECT him to say? " We bet our business model on an airframe that few can effectively use, and no one else wants; so somebody please please please order more, so we can have a chance of receiving further PIPs/NEO options without having to foot the bill 100% out of pocke...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27898

Re: OFFICIAL: British Airways launches New Orleans

Seriously not trying to be a wet blanket, but is there really enough O&D at MSY to justify the route? I know NO is a solid tourist destination, but am just not seeing enough biz demand. Regardless, best of luck to MSY.

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD
Replies: 32
Views: 5546

Re: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD

I wouldn't take AI on a dare. My friend was supposed to take BA ORD-LHR & got put on AI instead. Ended up in a seat near the galley. She said it took all her muster not to throw up. Sure, AI isn't what it was many, many (did I say many?) years ago, but that last comment has "racist" w...

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates PR move pays off
Replies: 44
Views: 7298

Re: Emirates PR move pays off

Not sure a bunch of millennials bouncing this around in the social media world is going to translate into increased bookings in F.

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD
Replies: 32
Views: 5546

Re: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD

I wouldn't take AI on a dare. My friend was supposed to take BA ORD-LHR & got put on AI instead. Ended up in a seat near the galley. She said it took all her muster not to throw up.

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy
Replies: 48
Views: 5532

Re: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy

"Self-absorbed and self-obsessed"? Don't be so ridiculous. Besides lifestyle or religious reasons, some people have legitimate medical dietary requirements such as not being able to consume gluten or lactose. You think those people should pack enough food for an 8 hour flight and bring it...

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5
Replies: 302
Views: 38507

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5

I don't think WN to OAK makes a difference, as you're not going to take them to get to Asia, or much of the west coast, for that matter. Nor, is OAK the preferred business airport to SF (unless, obviously, you're doing business in OAK). http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blo ... ights.html From th...

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX
Replies: 109
Views: 14200

Re: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX

FlyPNS1 wrote:
D L X wrote:
It must be the end of the world, because FlyPNS1 and I agree. :)


Donald Trump might soon be President which does seem to portend the world ending! :o .



PLEASE, for the love of God, STICK TO AVIATION-RELATED TOPICS!!!! There are plenty of us who are already sick to death of politics! :x

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX
Replies: 109
Views: 14200

Re: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX

This Article is a "Guess and By Golly" Article No basis in Fact and all supposition. The Hub at IAD was a natural extension of United's Ocean to Ocean service. and it won't ever close though I do think it could be reduced to a large "O and D" (under 100 flights a day) destinatio...

Jump to post
by ricport
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only Earbud-style Headphones Allowed
Replies: 64
Views: 30987

Re: RE: Only Earbud-style Headphones Allowed

BA is about to trial a range of earbud style earphones so that it can get clearance to operate gate2gate IFE. You will be able to watch a movie from when you sit down to when you get off however only if you use the BA provided earphones. How very 90s still not to be allowed Gate2Gate AVOD, must hav...

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5
Replies: 302
Views: 38507

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5

I don't think WN to OAK makes a difference, as you're not going to take them to get to Asia, or much of the west coast, for that matter. Nor, is OAK the preferred business airport to SF (unless, obviously, you're doing business in OAK). I'm not sure how you can say that when a significant component...

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

I always thought the Wright Amendment should have been scrapped totally years ago. Nevertheless, WN is closing in on a monopoly at DAL, and they should not get any more gates period.

Jump to post
by ricport
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5
Replies: 302
Views: 38507

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5

Yeah, I forgot that it´s a DL now. Better so, BTW. But really the offer seems to me tiny for a so big and developed area. Really there is no foreign carrier (i.e. SAS or Emirates) flying in the area? Maybe is still convenient to fly Chicago and drive the remaining 500 miles... Or is there any ULCC ...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH future in CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 3852

Re: LH future in CLT

a380787 wrote:
usflyer123 wrote:
because im pretty sure it cant survive on O&D traffic.


You're already "pretty sure" about the pre-determined conclusion, so what exactly can we offer you to change your mind ?


I'm sure facts, instead of snark would convince the OP.

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5
Replies: 302
Views: 38507

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5

I am wondering why the leaders in CMH have not actively pressed UA for SFO service? With Honda and many other Asian companies in central Ohio, and given the fact that UA has SFO service from IND, PIT, CLE, etc., having a couple of daily SFO flights would seem to work, given UA's sizeable hub there.

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year
Replies: 174
Views: 27994

Re: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year

They should revive and update the 757 instead. They're about maxed out (pun only slightly intended) with the 737.

Jump to post
by ricport
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in RDU
Replies: 56
Views: 10548

Re: DL in RDU

IMO, any further growth at RDU will be organic. And, both TATL flights are heavily subsidized by corporate interests, and there are only so many corporate livers you can tie around your kid's neck to get the cats to play with him.

Jump to post
by ricport
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Exec Excited Over MoM Project
Replies: 4
Views: 3254

Re: New Boeing Exec Excited Over MoM Project

Am admittedly not an expert, but it seems to me Boeing would be better off reviving and updating the 757, rather than updating the practically-dead 767. The 757 (what's left of them) still seems to remain wildly popular with carriers, especially ones using them to fly long routes where there isn't e...

Jump to post
by ricport
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 30472

Re: New Site.

Put my vote in for not liking the new site. The graphics, sections, etc. are all way too big, which makes navigation much more difficult. But, I'd also like to proffer some constructive criticism - instead of just unilaterally, radically changing the site next time, create a beta site that the loyal...

Jump to post