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by MAH4546
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 14047

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

consolidating at VVI is a fairly smart move. LPB is of course the main market, but it's impressive that AA has stayed in the market as long as they have, with the operational issues. if AA is going 737MAX to LIM, UIO, etc I hope they add frequency, like they did with BOG. What's so Impressive? An A...

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by MAH4546
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 141
Views: 10394

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

ERJ170 wrote:
currently 67 daily pax, 75,400 pax flew to the Triangle in 2017 (more than PHL, MCO, STL),


The article says that's an estimate. There's likely no world where Raleigh has more traffic to China than Orlando or Philadelphia (St. Louis, yes, most likely).

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by MAH4546
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 112
Views: 11446

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

But I have no doubt Mint is hurting AA at MIA. I have not flown AA since JetBlue Mint entered the picture, and on my last Mint flight FLL-LAX flight you can tell it was AA defectors because people were having conversations about it with the crew. Imagine if B6 wised up and moved Mint to MIA. It wou...

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by MAH4546
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 9658

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

Reading comprehension apparently isn’t your thing. What about me saying “I misspoke and I own that” is so hard for you to understand I’m admitting my mistake? And in that post you just referenced I started I posted links to two sources. What additional evidence do you need. Or do you just enjoy bei...

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by MAH4546
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 112
Views: 11446

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

UA’s FLL/MCO - SFO are timed for the prime Asia bank. Plus west coast connections of course. MCO-LAX seems more timed for entertainment business between the two cities, along with connections to SIN and SYD I think both are fine for now. MCO suffering from over saturation to the west coast and low ...

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by MAH4546
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 112
Views: 11446

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

Alaska is not dropping FLLSFO. It resumes November 16th. It has typically been seasonal in the first place, although I think it operated last summer.

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by MAH4546
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 9658

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

axiom please sit down and shut up. I misspoke and I own that. This has nothing to do with being “so privileged.” It was a mistake and nothing more. Well considering this post is about VS and they have no F class, so this is completely irrelevant. Ah, yes - I do wonder who is paying for all of those...

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by MAH4546
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13380

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

So an airline cancelling service (that hasn’t cancelled any other station) doesn’t offer any proof that a destination isn’t so popular with Europeans as many claim it is? Correct, it is absolutely not proof. Miami is the second largest market between the U.S. and Europe. Larger than Chicago, Boston...

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by MAH4546
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13380

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

Your topic claims several European airlines are struggling, yet your post offers no actual proof. Europeans love Miami. Always have, and continue to. And a weaker U.S. dollar will help driving more European tourists to South Florida. Not every airline is going to be super successful in South Florida...

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by MAH4546
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air ending MIA
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: WOW Air ending MIA

The official word is that it will resume in winter. But I don't think it raises concerns about other Florida-Iceland routes. Miami has non-stop service to two dozen cities in Europe - only NYC is better connected - so there is less appeal to having a quick connection via Keflavik, when you can get t...

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by MAH4546
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 14047

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Im not seeing the demand for Central America or Colombia but I fully expect AA to add PHL to MEX, PAP, KIN, POS as well as additional frequency to SDQ over the next few years. PHL has the demographics to make these flights work... I don't see any of those happening besides MEX. markets are tiny. PA...

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by MAH4546
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5085

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

Denver does not have a sizeable Irish community that will drive this traffic, nor do any of the other cities you mentioned. Irish communities in America are so many generations removed, it's not very relevant. Denver’s population is 9.7% Irish descent according to World Population Review. With a po...

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by MAH4546
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5085

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

DEN has a very sizable Irish community so this flight makes sense. There's a lot of premium traffic that EI can draw from both ends. I think Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh are good options because they have sizable Irish communities as well. Denver does not have a sizeable Irish community ...

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by MAH4546
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska Airlines operate SFO-ANC nonstop service under the Alaska brand?
Replies: 9
Views: 2794

Re: Will Alaska Airlines operate SFO-ANC nonstop service under the Alaska brand?

babastud wrote:
Why does SFO not have a regular service to ANC besides seasonal. It does seem odd considering LAX, SEA, PDX all have?


It’s not as big a local market. ANC’s three biggest O&D markets (other than FAI) are Seattle, Los Angeles and Portland, in that order.

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by MAH4546
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 184
Views: 17184

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

Like most of their flying, a lot of it will last one summer and then be replaced.

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by MAH4546
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 14047

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

The problem that AA at LAX faces that it lacks at CLT and somewhat lacks at MIA is competition from other carriers. AA doesn't somewhat lack competition from other carriers at MIA. There is significant competition on just about every major route. Of the major international routes, it pretty much on...

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by MAH4546
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 403
Views: 22947

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Edit: I don't find MIA-SJU a dart board route. The others I can see as a experimental run. F9 is the only US ULCC in MIA (the others are in FLL), and they need to take advantage of that. Since the hurricane though, how much has traffic rebounded? Every US airline (except B6) continues to drop or cu...

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by MAH4546
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW
Replies: 30
Views: 3358

Re: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW

bridge29 wrote:
DFW-PHL is a red-eye.

23:30-04:00

If you can even call that a red eye. Does this take the cake as the most awful red eye in the country?


There are far shorter redeyes, like flights between Florida and Puerto Rico (including F9's MIA-SJU) and Spirit redeyes from the Northeast to FLL.

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by MAH4546
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 4935

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

El Al does not exist to serve populations of "Jews." I'd bet most of their U.S. originating traffic is probably Christians going on vacation. Philadelphia-Tel Aviv is not a large local market. It was artificially inflated by US Airways entering the market, and is not a market service gap....

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by MAH4546
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 4935

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

El Al does not exist to serve populations of "Jews." I'd bet most of their U.S. originating traffic is probably Christians going on vacation.

Philadelphia-Tel Aviv is not a large local market. It was artificially inflated by US Airways entering the market, and is not a market service gap.

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by MAH4546
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 144
Views: 22642

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Thanks for sharing. PHX has to have the most boring 40million. 737s and A320s with the occasional non AA/WN bird and the BA 747. Don't get me wrong, hometown airport, Love to see the numbers up. The scale of passenger flights in the US is amazing. That is moving a lot of people. I'm shocked PHX is ...

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by MAH4546
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1698

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

I didn't expect him to be doing as good a job as he is. A good job...obstructing justice and alienating huge swaths of Americans (and the world)? Lying to the public? Attacking the free press? Also, liberal government doesn't work? Ever heard of California? It's the 6th largest economy in the world...

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by MAH4546
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1698

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

Some day I’d really like to have a civil debate with a trump supporter so 1) I can understand their perspectide and 2) so they can understand mine because this is all just a huge misunderstanding. For example, I, a very strong liberal, am not just trying to find excuses to make up about trump, i ge...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1698

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

Tourism declined becuase a strong dollar made the U.S. unattractive on an affordability scale. To blame a tourism slump that started in 2015 on Trump is just more desperation by liberals, who are increasingly finding it difficult to make up more things about Trump, as he continues to succeed in impr...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8
Replies: 36
Views: 5672

Re: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8

I guess this officially settles the endless "757 replacement" threads.... GOL doesn't operate 757s; moreover, MAXs are doing TATL runs now. The fact that the MAX and soon A321neoLR have longer range still doesn't settle that issue. The airlines that want 757 replacements for their range h...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17368

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Americans largely do not leave the USA for vacation No. Americans are usually the largest inbound long distance tourist group for just about any major country or region. The primary reason is likely that most Americans don't travel on package vacations like the rest of the world. Except for Minneso...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17368

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Americans largely do not leave the USA for vacation No. Americans are usually the largest inbound long distance tourist group for just about any major country or region. The primary reason is likely that most Americans don't travel on package vacations like the rest of the world. Except for Minneso...

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by MAH4546
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 8804

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

CLT- MXP has no chance.

CLT-MAN, maybe, but if the entire plane is just going to connect to Florida (inevitably it will), just fly it to MIA instead.

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by MAH4546
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gol resuming Florida service
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Gol resuming Florida service

Gol will resume service to Florida on November 4, 2018, keeping a promise to return after it pulled out during the downturn in Brazil-U.S. travel. Gol is being aggressive, though, and will fly to both cities twice a day, with daily flights to each from Fortaleza and Brasilia, using the 737MAX. Artic...

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by MAH4546
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 26756

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

In the big scheme of things 90% of BOS traffic is said to be O&D but there's plenty of evidence that the 3 big airlines at BOS are all doing a good amount of connections. Massport would have not gone to the trouble and expense of connecting B6's terminal to the International terminal, for no re...

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by MAH4546
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17331

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Spot on. I've stopped flying AA entirely. To the surprise of nobody, the US Airways culture destroyed the airline. I've been flying Alaska, with some JetBlue Mint sprinkled in, and the difference is night and day. And I have no doubt Delta is leagues ahead of the poor quality US Airways product and ...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS PHX-Mexico History
Replies: 23
Views: 2161

Re: AS PHX-Mexico History

Just out of curiosity why is it illegal for airlines to decide to no longer compete with each other? Competition law that protects consumers. If airlines could secretly cooperate between themselves and carve at their own markets, they aren't really competing with each other. They are creating their...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS PHX-Mexico History
Replies: 23
Views: 2161

Re: AS PHX-Mexico History

Rumored also was the agreement that AS dropped the PHX - Mexico service in return for HP dropping their ANC - SEA ............ I don’t know why people start these collusion rumors. That’s illegal and didn’t happen. Just out of curiosity why is it illegal for airlines to decide to no longer compete ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS PHX-Mexico History
Replies: 23
Views: 2161

Re: AS PHX-Mexico History

flyboy7974 wrote:
Rumored also was the agreement that AS dropped the PHX - Mexico service in return for HP dropping their ANC - SEA ............


I don’t know why people start these collusion rumors. That’s illegal and didn’t happen.

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by MAH4546
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20412

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

I'm an Alaska convert after Parker ruined AA by bringing in the toxic US Airwys culture, and ask myself why it took so long to convert. The best domestic airline by far in nearly every respect. From a customer perspective, they should keep doing what they're doing, it's fantastic flying with them.

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by MAH4546
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3241

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

MODS - the above post should be deleted. Off topic and a fair bit inane. Inane? Are people really that triggered by facts? He simply made an accurate and factual statement. Yes this post is 100% factual. No conservative has EVER flown JetBlue. Their planes (obviously made from some foreign company)...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3241

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Well, seeing that "Jet Blue" is the official carrier of Progressives in America, I expect these crew members to donate that extra money to their favorite charities.... After all, were it not for Republicans and (dare I say it....?) President Trump, none of the economic boom that is happen...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13505

Re: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

I had heard that DY plans to increase their presence in SEA with a new route (I think it may be Oslo) in the summer of 2018. But I haven't heard anything lately and it's not in the press release in this thread. Summer flying is largely locked in. There might be a few more ads, but would be surprisi...

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by MAH4546
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 8947

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

I think it has to be SFO, LAX or FLL, if you want to think about something out of the box, FLL could be a wildcard, very big hub for Jetblue, partner of EK and with a few weekly flights to DXB non stop, so adding 4 weekly via MXP could make it a daily to DXB 3-4 via MXP and 3-4 non stop. Both Flori...

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by MAH4546
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 8947

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

I think it has to be SFO, LAX or FLL, if you want to think about something out of the box, FLL could be a wildcard, very big hub for Jetblue, partner of EK and with a few weekly flights to DXB non stop, so adding 4 weekly via MXP could make it a daily to DXB 3-4 via MXP and 3-4 non stop. Both Flori...

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by MAH4546
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 8947

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

Its not likely, but they would be the only ones flying SAN-MXP, so that is an advantage in itself, not to mention that SAN wants EK way more than LAX or SFO, and is thus willing to offer many more incentives. It’s only an advantage if there is actually demand for SANMXP. There is not. I disagree fu...

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by MAH4546
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 8947

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

IMO DXB-MXP-SAN is probably most likely. The question is how many from SAN would continue to DXB then transfer to another flight. Also a flight to PDX would be interesting. There is absolutely zero world in which SAN-MXP happens. Its not likely, but they would be the only ones flying SAN-MXP, so th...

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by MAH4546
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Cubana de Aviación flights from Havana to Varadero ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Why no Cubana de Aviación flights from Havana to Varadero ?

Same reason nobody flies MIA-PBI: the airports are only 63 miles apart.

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by MAH4546
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this the quickest entry into service ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Maybe I'm wrong, as I can't cite any specific examples.... but haven't there been some cases, particularly in a seasoned model, where the delivery flight WAS the first revenue flight for that particular ship? I could swear it's been done before. Ethiopian Airlines would sell seats on delivery fligh...

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by MAH4546
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 8947

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

Irehdna wrote:
IMO DXB-MXP-SAN is probably most likely. The question is how many from SAN would continue to DXB then transfer to another flight.

Also a flight to PDX would be interesting.


There is absolutely zero world in which SAN-MXP happens.

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by MAH4546
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why only 1x LH FRA-JFK?
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: Why only 1x LH FRA-JFK?

They moved the plane to quickly start JFK-TXL.

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by MAH4546
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)
Replies: 30
Views: 5657

Re: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)

And we are not even scratching the surface of international flying. Barcelona in 2010 had a few flights to JFK on Iberia and Delta and a triangle route to Atlanta via Madrid. Today it's literally connected to JFK, EWR, MIA, FLL, CLT, ORD, PHL, IAD, LAX, SFO, OAK and BOS. AA alone has five daily fli...

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by MAH4546
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX
Replies: 102
Views: 15296

Re: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX

It's a comparison of what AA loaded versus what it will fly, not what AA flew last year versus what it will fly this year. In reality there likely are very few AA cuts at all. AA has a bad habit of loading flying it never intends to fly.

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by MAH4546
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)
Replies: 30
Views: 5657

Re: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)

I suppose I can't disagree with statistics when it comes to load factors in 1999 vs. today, but it seems strange that the major airlines would've proactively flown so many seats. Just looking at SAN-STL or SAN-DFW, there were no wide bodies flown, just as today. The price of fuel, and demand for fr...

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