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by klm617
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 451
Views: 45347

Re: DL Future Expansion

Delta does not even serve Manchester from ATL or JFK. No but VS does so technically they do. can someone post the data for how many PDEW DTW-MAN has please? I think we need the data for all the airports that might use DTW as a connection for a MAN flight so we need the PDEW from the entire great la...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 56
Views: 7914

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

My question is with all the YQG-Cuba traffic would it not be viable for either NK or DL to fly a weekend DTW-Cuba route.

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by klm617
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4082

Re: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?

Max Q wrote:
How many -200’s did Pan Am acquire
from Singapore ?

Were any purchased from other operators?


Did they operate any freighters converted
from passenger use ?



They had 14 ex Singapore 747-212s

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by klm617
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4082

Re: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?

The -100s were the start of the demise of PanAm. They were flying -100s until the end while the competition already had -400s. In a quick nutshell..The 747-100's were eventually the second or third nail in the Pan-Am coffin. The employees held it together with Duct tape and baling wire. The demise ...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

I would have to think the decision to move more internationally equipped 752s to the Delta One Domestic Operations would be a blow for seeing DTW-MAN/DUB/DUS, etc any time soon. I agree that's why it is imperative that the airport beat a path to EI headquarters as EI has stated they are interested ...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 451
Views: 45347

Re: DL Future Expansion

jubguy3 wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Next logical adds should be.

DTW-MAN
2nd DTW-ICN
DTW-SJC


Delta does not even serve Manchester from ATL or JFK.



No but VS does so technically they do.

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by klm617
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 9821

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

Very strong rumors of Detroit being added soon. So don't be surprised when you see the Shamrock at Detroit in the next 2 years. Where are these rumors from? I actually think that EI is the perfect way for IAG to serve Detroit but can you name any ‘source’? With all his other “rumors” about DTW. A n...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 451
Views: 45347

Re: DL Future Expansion

Because those flights don't siphon off an entire HUB flights worth of passengers. The non-hub flights are (1) existing DL demand routed over HUBs; (2) passengers that were previously taking other carriers and (3) stimulated demand. These aren't 1-for-1 changes in passengers - that is, 1 passenger a...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 451
Views: 45347

Re: DL Future Expansion

So naive question: DL is adding or recently added TATL service from all these new airports (IND, MCO, PIT, potentially AUS, etc). What routes were these pax taking previously? Obviously it was IND/PIT/MCO- HUB -Europe. So theoretically, HUB above has lost some pax that were flying the HUB-Europe le...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 451
Views: 45347

Re: DL Future Expansion

Next logical adds should be.

DTW-MAN
2nd DTW-ICN
DTW-SJC

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by klm617
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 9821

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

Very strong rumors of Detroit being added soon. So don't be surprised when you see the Shamrock at Detroit in the next 2 years.

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 83
Views: 8544

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

DL747400 wrote:
StudiodeKadent wrote:
Seriously, the US3 aren't even overly exposed to the ME3 in the first place.


What a shockingly uninformed statement.



It's true the US3 has no desire to serve the markets from the USA that the ME3 cater to.

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 83
Views: 8544

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

With the current administration being all about local jobs, EKs orderbook along with every other effected airlines orderbooks will weigh heavy on the decision, DL is claiming this is all about American jobs, but is the administration going to see it that way when looking at DL, AA, and UAs heavy wi...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 83
Views: 8544

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

Look who's calling the kettle black what is the shoe was on the other foot would Delta say no we don't want those subsides because they are not fair to foreign competition. I think not Delta is all about getting more bang for it's buck and it's very hypocritical to call the ME3 out for doing the sam...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 83
Views: 8544

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

The addition was introduced by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Delta Air Lines, one of the most vocal critics of Gulf carrier practices, is headquartered in Atlanta.[/i] https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gulf-carriers-may-focus-under-120100360.html That says all we need to know. You scratch my...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

YIP already is a de-facto cargo hub for the automotive industry. Air cargo requirements for the automotive industry with its just-in-time and multi-tiered supply chain is vastly different than other industries. They require on-demand, ad-hoc, and expedited air cargo and tend to not rely upon a sche...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

YIP already is a de-facto cargo hub for the automotive industry. Air cargo requirements for the automotive industry with its just-in-time and multi-tiered supply chain is vastly different than other industries. They require on-demand, ad-hoc, and expedited air cargo and tend to not rely upon a sche...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

When the KE/DL JV finally gets cleared maybe we can get some dedicated cargo flights on KE out of Detroit. Again we have this Aerotroplis that everyone talks about but yet not one single dedicated bulk cargo flight to Detroit what's wrong with this picture as As southeast Michigan and Northern Ohio ...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

MSP is more likely to get ICN service before DTW gets a second-daily flight. Coming from you I will take that as meaning we won't see KE or a second Delta flight to ICN here in DTW anytime soon. Shame one of Delta's top hubs to Asia and we have less service to ICN than both ATL and SEA. Albeit at S...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 104
Views: 13992

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

In the markets he's complaining about DL is actually planning to fly more seats than last year, although on lower frequency so to say there are fewer connecting opportunities is not true. More seats = more connecting opportunities. DL is growing seats in DTW at about a 1-2% year-over-year rate. He ...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 104
Views: 13992

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

PHL & BDL we discussed last week as going all-mainline for the first time in a while. RDU shows up this week, going from 2x mainline & 3x 2-class RJs to 4x mainline (2x MD88 & 2x 717 starting in May. Its actually a slight increase in seats on one less frequency. Again part of the long-t...

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by klm617
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7346

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

They didn't cut it per se, they just handed it over to VS. They're metal-neutral, so the service is still offered to both of their customers regardless of whose metal flies it. Can we please put the metal neutral thing to rest. The only place it's metal neutral is from a corporate stand point on al...

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by klm617
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7346

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

Delta has been handing over flights to Virgin Atlantic, so it's not being cut at all. For example, ATL-MAN was handed over to Virgin Atlantic from Delta. Well they can give LHR-DTW back to VS any time now. Because right now with the low fare capacity that is being dumped into SEA not even VS can sa...

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by klm617
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

Sigh......always glass half empty for you. Nevertheless, I'll do the analysis and you'll continue to claim that DL is screwing DTW. Nothing really stands out on that list and its basically normal fluctuations. Again how scheduling is done they load a long-term default schedule that typically is a b...

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by klm617
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

Another bad week for Detroit. Evey where in the Delta system additions but Detroit has nothing but reductions. DL ATL-BNA MAY 11>10 DL ATL-CTG MAR 0.5>0.7 DL ATL-ELM JAN 0.1>0.0 DL ATL-EYW JAN 5>6 DL ATL-IND MAY 9>10 DL ATL-MDW MAY 5>6 JUN 5>6 DL ATL-MLB MAY 5>4 DL ATL-PNS MAY 7>8 DL ATL-RIC MAY 9>1...

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by klm617
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14773

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

I beg to differ with you Michigan and Minnesota have a lot of draw as far as tourism. I just don't understand why these airlines keep chasing the same markets when there are so many untapped opportunities out that that they refuse to look at. At some point yes the SEA bubble will burst. By the way ...

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by klm617
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14773

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Let's see after this summer how long it takes Delta to reduce Seattle Europe capacity as they are now really being squeezed with all this low far capacity that is being dumped into SEA for the summer 2018 season.

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by klm617
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14773

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Compare SEA service to cities/economies of similar or larger size (DFW, IAH, WSH, PHL, MIA, ATL, SFO, DTW, MSP, DEN, etc.) . And then also negatively adjust for competitor's better hub structures and SEA's poor geography for European connections. The quick conclusion is that SEA is extremely well-s...

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by klm617
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 451
Views: 45347

Re: DL Future Expansion

Midwestindy posted this interesting bit of info in the DL add IND-CDG thread. He got it from another forum. Speaking about Delta: "This is a result of Network turning their efforts to "focus" cities. These are cities that are underserved and are not a hub for competitors. The model f...

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by klm617
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 451
Views: 45347

Re: DL Future Expansion

flymco753 wrote:
Hmm, if IND-CDG means ATL is out of the way, than I wonder why it’s in the way for DTW-HNL?



Flying from DTW to HNL over ATL is very much out of the way.

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by klm617
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19559

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

It's time for JAL to look at Detroit. There is a lot of Japan origin business traffic and with Delta down sizing this market there is room for some extra capacity to be added to cater to the Japan point of sale customers.

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by klm617
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI
Replies: 35
Views: 3628

Re: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI

With this kind of growth rate I see WOW Air being set up for sale. At this point I am very reluctant to buy a ticket on their airline know full well with this kind of growth rate something has to give because I don't see it as sustainable. I think they are hurting their reputation more than helping ...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 244
Views: 25783

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Well CMH and MKE were AirTran cities that aren't small like CAK, FNT, DAY so if Fornaro wants to add from AirTran cities than these medium-sized markets to Florida and Myrtle Beach should work. What are the gate situations like at these airports? That Richmond was announced fits the idea of Spirit ...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL return to ISP?
Replies: 45
Views: 3977

Re: Could DL return to ISP?

3x daily 717's to ATL and a daily CR9 to DTW is all I can see happening with ISP any time soon but it's possible. I chose DTW over MSP because DTW caters highly towards the state of NY more than MSP does. Good point. Yea if Delta came in to ISP, DTW would definitely be RJ, and ATL 1-2x mainline. Ma...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17414

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I have serious concerns about WOW Air being around two years from now. Icelandair is an established carrier and I doubt they are going anywhere. They are growing at a much slower rate with a much better reputation.

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by klm617
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17414

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

At MAN the AA/BA JV is being soundly defeated by a combination of: (i) DL/VS flying into JFK/ATL with some P2P; (ii) TCX P2P flying; and (iii) the likes of SQ, UA and FI offering a diverse range of options. The market shows it's not a shrinking one, or that it lacks premium demand. One of the issue...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 244
Views: 25783

Re: What's next for Spirit?

All this talk about Detroit being a Spirit hub and yet no additions in the Detroit market for a while now. If Detroit was as important as you all say to Spirit we would have had some adds in this market. Detroit gets no more or no less considerations when it comes to adding new markets than any oth...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 244
Views: 25783

Re: What's next for Spirit?

All this talk about Detroit being a Spirit hub and yet no additions in the Detroit market for a while now. If Detroit was as important as you all say to Spirit we would have had some adds in this market. Detroit gets no more or no less considerations when it comes to adding new markets than any othe...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?

The problem is, there wasn't a sufficiently powerful engine for an L-1011 sized twin-jet in the early 1970s. I seem to recall later on the programme there was a proposal for a "Bistar" but it didn't leave the drawing board. V/F I am curious how can that be true as the A300 came on the sce...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17414

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Given the cities WOW & Icelandair have picked up recently it will be interesting to see when they will add more east coast cities (i.e. RDU, CLT, BWI, ATL) which for WOW could be an opportunity to partner with a US carrier (maybe WN?). WOW should partner with Spirit at DTW. Same business plan a...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

Re: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s

Angola Airlines LUN-LIS-SXF and LUN-LIS-ORY

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by klm617
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

I will say, I highly doubt that DTW-PHL will be 5x A320 next summer, I almost guarantee there will be a mix of MD88/MD90s in there as well as 717s. A lot depends on how they route aircraft and/or bridge aircraft and crews around the system. In summer 2017, PHL had like 4+ MD88/90 RON aircraft from ...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1501
Views: 107599

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

And AA is changing their strategy as well. In year's past, earlier in the US-AA merger, they were forcing their lowest-fare connections to markets in the northeast and southeast over CLT and DCA, while connections over PHL were typically several hundred dollars more expensive over PHL. No thanks, I...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 12525

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

I don't think anyone can argue that MCO is a bigger tourism draw, by leaps and bounds, than TPA, and any arguing over growth rates doesn't matter -- that dynamic isn't going to change significantly. I also think that MCO and TPA have a symboitic relationship as air service markets, and that is good...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 12525

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

New hubs will only come if a new start up airline is created . The best chances are for MCI, IND, or PIT. I think PIT would make a great Eastern hub for AS

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by klm617
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2319

Re: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights

My question is will WOW be around two years from now ?

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by klm617
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 8523

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

RL777 wrote:
Very sad, eerie reminiscent of the Payne Stewart accident.



Reminds more more of the Thurmon Munson accident a high profile baseball player who loved to flt. RIP Roy

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by klm617
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 53288

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Last week my friend photographed a Delta A330 at NUE. Does anyone gave any info on this he said it was a MAC flight from the Middle East to Detroit.

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by klm617
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12841

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

I see one of these three being reduced greatly in the Delta network DTW, MSP or SEA Not likely on any of these. Have you flown through any of the three lately? They are always jammed. I don't know if they are all turning a profit, but they each play distinct and important roles in DL's overall syst...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 11160

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

"This plan would reduce the flight time hour requirement for military pilots from 750 hours to 500; for pilots with a bachelor's degree from 1,000 hours to 750; and for pilots with an associate's degree from 1,250 hours to 1,000. The Air Line Pilots Association, which has resisted efforts to c...

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