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by jbs2886
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 39
Views: 7238

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Impressive: PRASM increase (6.1%) was ABOVE the expected range(4-6%).

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by jbs2886
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5934

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

Just look at CVG/RDU-JFK. Both cities are DL focus cities/mini-hubs and have a strong DL following, yet they only offer 1x/day on CVG-JFK, while CVG-RDU has 5x/day. The big difference is competition from B6/AA on the route. If B6 (or any other carrier) were to add CVG-JFK, DL would suddenly be oper...

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by jbs2886
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 53
Views: 8857

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

I heard this in the 3Q earnings call stream and then checked over the transcript to double check what I thought I had heard and found it interesting that Paul Jacobson (CFO) said the following about fuel: Quote: Certainly, the refinery helps us as does our integrated fuel strategy in which we conti...

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by jbs2886
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 75443

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

The big question, when is KE going to let DL do LAX-ICN and JFK-ICN. They have those markets all to themselves. The traffic between LAX-ICN is huge. Why will KE let DL do LAX-ICN and JFK-ICN? KE flies multiple A380s to both cities.. DL does not have the aircraft to match the capacity Why does DL ha...

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by jbs2886
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 815
Views: 61675

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I think getting CM daily, adding MEX, and a few other Caribbean/Central American routes would be the lower hanging fruit at this point. Even 2-4 weekly would get those markets primed and then attention can return to Europe. I believe that CM is planning on retiring the 73G aircraft, and we'll see t...

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by jbs2886
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 443
Views: 107317

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

It was a puzzle because there were plenty of UFO to revealed and revealed to UFO transactions, but these were the 787 cancellations last month: cancelations: China Development Bank: -6 787-9 GECAS: -1 787-9 changes: Avolon to UFO: 1 CIT to UFO: 1 UFO to Bank of Communications Leasing: 1 UFO to Chin...

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by jbs2886
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL - China Eastern apply to form ATI JV
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: JAL - China Eastern apply to form ATI JV

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/japan-airl ... ver-delta/
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Dieuwer wrote:
JAL in Skyteam? KE would be thrilled... (NOT).


Ummm...KE bid for JAL along with DL. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/japan-airl ... ver-delta/

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by jbs2886
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL - China Eastern apply to form ATI JV
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: JAL - China Eastern apply to form ATI JV

Lately, stories continue to pop up that JL is not totally happy with its relationship with AA, feeling that airline prefers to prioritize its relationship with Cathay Pacific over JL's interests. Are you sure about this? AA doesn't have much of a relationship with CX; in fact, I think the rumors ha...

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by jbs2886
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53112

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

LAXBUR wrote:
crescent wrote:
Given the AA partnership, I doubt AS is heading into PHX.


I wonder about that too. But I noticed AA/AS don't codeshare on SFO/LAX-PHX routes. So maybe.


AA and AS cannot codeshare on hub-to-hub routes.

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by jbs2886
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 50
Views: 17268

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

falconkutscher wrote:
Source: Well, so far I prefer to say it's "talk in the streets of Addis". I am to close to give better statements about the source and I'd like to appologize for it.


Why would they stop taking A350s? Not performing? Issues with Airbus?

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by jbs2886
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 50
Views: 17268

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

falconkutscher wrote:
Seems ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's.

Ordering 12 more B787 instead.


Interesting. Source?

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by jbs2886
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30275

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

I’ve flown 44 segments so far this year and on Wednesday to Monday I’m doing 4 more. A mix of domestic and international. I’m pretty darn sure every single flight started with the announcement “we have a completely full flight today” I find that airlines say that as a preface to getting people to p...

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by jbs2886
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35920

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

zkojq wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
The guy says he wasn't authorized to send the e-mail; probably should retract his name.


What are they going to do? Fire him? :o


More like the bankruptcy estate would sue for a potential violation/damages.

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by jbs2886
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35920

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

The guy says he wasn't authorized to send the e-mail; probably should retract his name.

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17232

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

I don't see it listed I see now flight 124 operating ATL-BOS-LIS but no ATL-LIS nonstop 122/123 are still loaded non-stop for ATL-LIS. Can you provide a link because I just looked at Delta.com for July and it's not showing up I spot checked dates in May, June and July on the app in Flight Schedules...

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17232

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

klm617 wrote:
BDL757 wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:

ATL-LIS was announced as seasonal. Maybe they just haven't loaded it for next summer. It's worth watching.


ATL-LIS starts 23MAY (flight 122).



I don't see it listed I see now flight 124 operating ATL-BOS-LIS but no ATL-LIS nonstop


122/123 are still loaded non-stop for ATL-LIS.

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by jbs2886
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 815
Views: 61675

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

It's not a good reason in and of itself, but it would be better for the passengers. Adding another concourse on to A would make for a very long walk from security and it doesn't seem that there will be room for moving walkways. The walk wouldn't be that long. You do far longer walks in most major a...

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by jbs2886
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 815
Views: 61675

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

They wouldn't be able to balance it completely but could at least add a small concourse. I thought the original plan was for there to be space to add one concourse on each side of the original ones, but I guess that plan has changed with the long extension "A" and not having enough room o...

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by jbs2886
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 815
Views: 61675

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

It sure looks unbalanced. They need to extend to the east. I'm not sure they have the space to do that! They wouldn't be able to balance it completely but could at least add a small concourse. I thought the original plan was for there to be space to add one concourse on each side of the original on...

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by jbs2886
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7480

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

Are we seeing a greater focus on SAN vs. SFO by Alaska? Certainly there is WN competition at both, but SAN lacks the UA hub that UA will defend.

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by jbs2886
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9245

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Btw where is this 763ER coming from? What? Is Every Airplane "Cast in Stone" to a City or a Route?? Hell! They'll make Routing Adjustments Like any OTHER Airline does!! That is what I'm asking, what route adjustments they are going to make....... Take it easy on the coffee btw, :D I think...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1119
Views: 111813

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Yesterday, I dropped off a relative at T5. I parked the car and walked across the bridge to the terminal, and I noticed something that I hadn't seen before: the board at the entrance of the bridge, with the airlines list servicing T5, noted that Lufthansa LH 437 to Munich departs from T5, unlike th...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 815
Views: 61675

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

NolaMD88fan wrote:
it would have resulted in a very shitty situation.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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by jbs2886
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86036

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

3 757s, 2 764s, and 2 717s is not on a large scale. When I flew for United in the late-1990s, we would fly lots of empty planes around for the winter. In today's industry, you just don't see that to the same extent. Given seasonal demand swings, and since you already have flight crew vacation liabi...

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by jbs2886
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86036

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I'm sure A.net will have a freak-out when these types of aircraft get parked but something that's not uncommon. I remember when everyone freaked-out several years ago when they put 2 A330s into storage for the winter. When capacity is 20-30% lower during deep winter versus peak summer, it makes sen...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5722

Re: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport

Ha, *if* something like that ever got approved in the US (and much of Europe I expect), it would take decades to complete... All that to say, that's an incredible timeline. The US and Europe would still be "making do" with Kai Tak. We lost our appetite for big-ticket infrastructure projec...

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?
Replies: 12
Views: 2591

Re: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?

For these endless questions of why ABC airlines does not serve some destination. Here are the reasons: 1 . It is not a profitable opportunity. 2. There are better opportunities elsewhere. 3. There aren’t enough aircraft in the fleet right now for that expansion. These explanations work for every ty...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8262

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

In my opinion, the fat lady has sung on Hong Kong for DL. If they can not make a 332 work on this route, which: A: is the smallest plane they have that can do the route non-stop B: With one stop connections via SEA to the big cities across the country & to a greater extent, the west coast. Ther...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10588

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

Anyway... :? If it is MSP, I just don’t see how it will work. Also, with DL always defending their fortress hubs, expect them to announce MSP-DUB. There is no way Delta will let EI succeed on the route. I have no doubt they'd defend their second largest hub but would Aer Lingus be that much of a th...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13502

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

So until the 737-10, what were 737 operators ordering when they needed something larger than the NG, unless you do not count AA and DL as operators of 737's because they also operate the A320? Boeing actually had to force DL to take additional 737-900ER's, so.....not as sterile as you think. So DL ...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 443
Views: 107317

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing Updated numbers in and once again a great month from Boeing with a net of 94 new orders compared to Airbus' 5 bringing new year net order totals to 581 and 219 respectively. AUGUST UPDATE SUMMARY (Airbus & Boeing) Boeing Summary : 1st January - 31st August 2018 738 Gross Orders 581 Net O...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 815
Views: 61675

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I was just posturing that because of the move of certain jetbridges as well as the hassle of establishing ticketing kiosks and other expenses for a short period of time that its likely some things, especially a new airline ,would not go to the south terminal but wait for the north one to open. Just...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 26
Views: 945

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

As many here predicted... https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/09/10/its-no-fun-but-delta-belatedly-is-facing-up-to-its-one-big-mistake-investing-in-an-oil-refinery This post and title are not entirely accurate - neither is this article. DL wants to keep Trainer, it is making money off of i...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 815
Views: 61675

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The planned jetbridge shortage isn't stopping AA. They will be up to 29/day in January (extra ORD added, which will make 3X daily 738), with 17 out of 23 mainline on 738's.. A big bump up in seats from the prior year. Wow, that's good news on ORD-MSY. AA's 2x daily was incredibly inconvenient when ...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26884

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Metro ATL has a population of almost 6M people and one of the highest (if not THE highest) concentrations of Fortune 500 HQs in the United States. They absolutely should be serving it. Who gives a rat's ass about DL? Despite your post being factually inaccurate, you clearly have failed to comprehen...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 815
Views: 61675

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I was just posturing that because of the move of certain jetbridges as well as the hassle of establishing ticketing kiosks and other expenses for a short period of time that its likely some things, especially a new airline ,would not go to the south terminal but wait for the north one to open. Just...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26884

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) I honestly doubt ATL, IMO that would be starting a p*ssing matc...

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26884

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) I honestly doubt ATL, IMO that would be starting a p*ssing matc...

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1119
Views: 111813

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

FYI...had some time to look up FI's recent schedule out of O'Hare: FI 852 ORD>KEF operates daily with 752. As recently as 12 July, 763's have been substituted on this flight. FI 854 ORD-KEF operates daily XMon/Wed with 752. Basically moving one out of high peak so they're not running 2 within 15 mi...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26884

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

But they haven’t even firmed the 787-10 yet

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by jbs2886
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19390

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

smokeybandit wrote:
I'm not doubting the story, but it'd take quite some time to take the temperatures of over 100 people


With a lot of medical personnel, not really. Regardless, they probably did a sampling.

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53112

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Honestly, if AS drops RdU/SFO.. it’s okay because the route is very well served.. and it’s not an AS strong route.. but IMO.. they should move the route to one of their stronger hubs like SAN or PDX.. with either, they can tap into the RDU incentives and potentially the RTRP incentives.. and with l...

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53112

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Honestly, if AS drops RdU/SFO.. it’s okay because the route is very well served.. and it’s not an AS strong route.. but IMO.. they should move the route to one of their stronger hubs like SAN or PDX.. with either, they can tap into the RDU incentives and potentially the RTRP incentives.. and with l...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53112

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

SDF is putting together a $7M package to attract service to various cities. SEA, SFO and RDU are among the markets they would like to get service. Have no idea how AS is doing on SEA-CHS or SFO-RDU....but a short stop at SDF from RDU and CHS...with x-connect to SEA/SFO (and reverse) seems like it c...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1119
Views: 111813

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I could be wrong, but I don't think the A330neos will be in ORD. It sounds rather like they are starting the connecting itineraries. You are not wrong. The flight to KEF will still be serviced on an A321. Then those continuing onto DEL will layover in KEF for 6.5 hrs before continuing onto India. T...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1119
Views: 111813

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

WOW is starting 3x weekly to DEL via KEF starting in December, and goes to 5x weekly in January. Has anyone flown them before? Wish them luck and good yields, and look forward to seeing those A330neo's at T5. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-wow-air-chicago-new-delhi-20180828-story.htm...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9727

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

But here is the thing Detroit is no longer the east coast gateway to Asia it is now just mealy a connection airport like ATL and SEA as it is now in 3rd place behind ATL and SEA when it comes to capacity to Asia. The Delta network is now set up to put ATL, SEA and JFK over DTW as far as service enh...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53112

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

No conspiracy theories. AS is in the middle of the pack and is likely to be squeezed at both sides. Their primary hub is geographically disadvantaged. This is not a swipe against their historic success. It’s just a significant challenge. If I had to chose between AS or Macy’s, I’d certainly chose A...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 580
Views: 53112

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

jetBlue . Within five years. Yes, if Alaska decides to buy JetBlue then B6’s entire fleet will have the Eskimo and Alaska name painted on it too. I have a feeling DL will attempt to buy AS at some point in the future. Highly unlikely. The US3 are done with US acquisitions as it is highly unlikely t...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9727

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Honestly, I'd be okay with DOT just doling out the frequencies and letting the carriers do whatever they want to with them once there are a reasonably sufficient number in play. Delta's come off as incredibly whiny about the whole HND issue in a way UA/AA haven't. It won't happen, so..... I disagre...

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