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by klm617
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

Plain and simple in this age of huge returns on investment if there was a Houston-Africa market airlines would be flocking there but sadly there is none.

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by klm617
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 11707

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

The attraction of MIA is the cruise traffic but I would venture to say that most Europeans doing a tour of Florida are flying into MCO near Disney and then motor caching around Florida and then back to MCO for their flight home.

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by klm617
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 11707

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

I suspect the main reason leading to the MIA cancellation of WW is very poor aircraft utilization ;) : WW131 Reykjavik to Miami departing 6:30PM arriving 10:30PM WW132 Miami to Reykjavik departing 4:30PM arriving 4:05AM (+1 day) As you can see, the aircraft utilization for this route is pretty bad,...

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by klm617
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

Whomever said "it was only a matter of time" before this allegedly-obviously-ridiculous route failed doesn't fully-understand the market. The "time" involved was SEVENTEEN years. There is a significant amount of traffic from the Houston area (and the Texas/Louisiana area general...

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by klm617
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline customer codes question
Replies: 27
Views: 2109

Re: This is probably the dumbest question you'll ever hear from an aircraft enthusiast

Customer code is assigned before delivery so there are some aberrations... This is true, however there was at least one time where it was changed to already in production aircraft. The American Airlines Boeing 737-823 order that they dropped and handed to Qantas at the end of 2000. Those already in...

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by klm617
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 75
Views: 9541

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

First Aer Lingus and now Air New Zealand can an Emirates rumor be far behind.

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by klm617
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

It amazes me that people think there is a market from Houston to Africa. Sonair was basically a charter flight and they couldn't make it work why would anyone think Houston to Africa is viable for a for profit driven airline. There is no market there. The only other service from Houston to Africa wa...

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by klm617
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 54
Views: 8813

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

Perhaps Virgin should swap the route out with Delta being Delta probably has better brand recognition in the MIA market

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by klm617
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15397

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I find it sad that so many people think because they paid a few hundred dollars for a slip of paper, they think they are merely allowed to do whatever they want to airline workers. So many people on here seem to share that sentiment even though they won't outright admit it. There is a point in time...

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by klm617
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12506

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

If anything it will be 10 short to medium haul routes. Don't see them adding anything really long haul at this point. So where do you think that Qatar should be sending all those wide bodies that they have on order and due for delivery to the airline? Eastern Europe, Middle East, Pakistan, Russia, ...

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by klm617
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much profit do airlines make out of your $355 ticket
Replies: 12
Views: 3813

Re: How much profit do airlines make out of your $355 ticket

https://image.ibb.co/ciRnd7/Screen_Shot_2018_02_14_at_12_00_40_PM.png The rest can be found here. https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-much-of-your-355-ticket-is-profit-for-airlines-1518618600 Looks like JetBlue is a little stronger than some on here think. Yes there is more to it than basic numbers bu...

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by klm617
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15397

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

You know what, I afforded you some respect when I wrote to you. First of all you don’t know how to understand anything from a video (3) that we’re posted. Your previous comments and your lack of proper responses prove that you sir have no comprehension skills nor do you know how to read. Let’s brea...

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by klm617
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15397

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

The fact that people are defending the employee says a lot about how low customer service has sunk in the US airline industry. Their job is to deal with difficult passengers, that's what they're paid to do. To use profanities against a paying customer, regardless of whoever was in the right, is wro...

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by klm617
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15397

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Having been a baggage service agent, I can confirm that passengers, especially East Indian males, can throw terrible tantrums only seen in daycare centers. The guy was wrong for cussing him out. Personally, I would have seen whether we had the bag before sending him back to Hawaiian, but the rules ...

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by klm617
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15397

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Some insiders keep saying that it was Hawaiian's responsability to give the luggage back to this customer (period). All right. However, in this particular situation, it appears that the suitcase flew with Delta, and was already delivered when the pax arrived. Right? If I understand it correctly, Ha...

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by klm617
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15397

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Having been a baggage service agent, I can confirm that passengers, especially East Indian males, can throw terrible tantrums only seen in daycare centers. The guy was wrong for cussing him out. Personally, I would have seen whether we had the bag before sending him back to Hawaiian, but the rules ...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15797

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So two airlines are targeting Detroit now Norwegian and Aer Lingus let's see how committed the airport authority is to landing these airlines to compete against Delta and increasing revenue for the airport. I think with the service and pricing these two offer it could bring a lot of budget minded tr...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7323

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets are....

Uh oh. The article says they're considering DTW. Cue the notorious fanboys in 3..2..1. On the other hand, I'm glad that PHL is in the running. More options among foreign carriers at PHL would be really great to see. So that two airlines targeting Detroit now Norwegian and Aer Lingus let's see how c...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15397

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

This really doesn't surprise me at all because the encounters I have had with Delta CSAs is that attitude is part of their training. More often than not employees act this way towards customers when their work load is larger than they can handle so they last out at the customer because mangers usual...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

Because they're DL. They do that type of thing. It doesn't really go beyond that. They've done it numerous amounts of times and they won't let EK hold ATL-DXB on their own. If that were true why didn't they add ATL-DOH and go up against QR Qatar isn't as stable right now? Recent claims of terrorist...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 169
Views: 23175

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

questions wrote:
Has Delta ever been the launch customer for a new aircraft type? If so, which one(s)?



The DC9 and Convair 880

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 169
Views: 23175

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Then they should put their money where their mouth is and place an significant order to get the ball rolling. Delta is nothing more than a big propaganda machine very rarely do they ever do what they say.

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

Oh it is, is it? Delta is very defensive of ATL, and with their beef with the ME3 I could see DL doing it whether it was an epic fail or not. If they can price dump in domestic markets with extra capacity and ridiculously low fares to chase out a competitor, they will do it against EK. If they chas...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

But what's the point of DL flying ATL-DXB to defend ATL? There's little to no ATL-DXB market. People in ATL wouldn't be flying EK to go to DXB. They're flying there to change planes to Africa, Middle East, India and SE Asia. DL would have 0 feed on the DXB end. Because they're DL. They do that type...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

I'm sure there's a certain someone who thinks DL will start DTW-DOH... :lol: :rotfl: No, its they SHOULD start DTW-DOH, but they WILL start ATL-DOH. :duck: Let's be honest from what I have learned her on a.net as that when there is a large or larger ethnic group in a particular city then it warrant...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I'd be very surprised if MSP does not have a flight to ICN within the next few years either on DL or KE. (I think we all here can agree Delta would use their metal for this route.) I'd have to go back and read the ruling on the HND decision to see what restrictions DOT has placed on the route. I th...

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by klm617
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12506

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

If anything it will be 10 short to medium haul routes. Don't see them adding anything really long haul at this point.

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by klm617
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

beerbus wrote:
June 1 1997 NWA schedule:

NW 23 MSP KIX

1135 Dept
1405 Arr

non-stop

Daily eff 6/21/97


That lasted then about as long as HKG from MSP so you really can say that MSP has carried two Asian destinations for a decade . Only NRT was maintained on a consistent basis.

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by klm617
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9533

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

kavok wrote:
Just out of curiosity, what are the largest airports/markets in the USA eastern/central time zones without TATL service on a OneWorld carrier? Would be curious to see the list.



I would say that would be Detroit.

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by klm617
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9533

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

BWIAirport wrote:
After FI came back to BWI, EI might do the same.


From what I have read Baltimore is a given.

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by klm617
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

For many years NW operated twice daily MSP-NRT flights with 747s alongside service to Osaka, also on 747s. They also briefly operated MSP-HKG, though it only lasted for a short period of time. Jeremy Northwest never flew MSP-KIX and the double daily was moved from Detroit to MSP for I think 2 years...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Having a 90 minute minimum is neither practical, cost effective, or competitive. 1. Having a 90 minute min cnx would significantly reduce the hours each A/C flew daily. This reduces return on assets. Which reduces airline earnings. 2. Having A/C sit at a gate for an unnecessary amount of time also ...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Having a 90 minute minimum is neither practical, cost effective, or competitive. 1. Having a 90 minute min cnx would significantly reduce the hours each A/C flew daily. This reduces return on assets. Which reduces airline earnings. 2. Having A/C sit at a gate for an unnecessary amount of time also ...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

MSP can support service to two Asian destinations, it did for over a decade in the past when the hub was much smaller. HND relies on connections through MSP while ICN would serve MSP-Asia over connections in ICN. Jeremy Please enlighten me when MSP supported 2 Asian destinations for over a decade. ...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9533

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually. I would be surprised if DTW were one of them. EI want to link with places where their partners have a hub. They are in talks with lots of airports and each one must add up to make the short list. Which is why ...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9533

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually. I would be surprised if DTW were one of them. EI want to link with places where their partners have a hub. They are in talks with lots of airports and each one must add up to make the short list. DTW has alrea...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9533

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

flymco753 wrote:
Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.


They don't want BA in the Detroit market EI is much better doe DTW as they would not compete directly with DL as BA would have to on a very prime route.

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

MSP-ICN would come before SLC-ICN. For all but the smallest markets, connecting flows for an SLC-ICN flight are redundant with SEA-ICN and LAX-ICN connections. The same can be said for MSP in regards to Seattle and Detroit. I don't think MSP will get ICN service first, precisely because: Delta does...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

If DL held every flight for late arriving passengers, no flight would ever leave on time. It always stuns me how many people expect a plane to be held for them and then lose their **** if it's not. If it's not my fault and it's a matter of 5 or 10 minutes then yes I expect them to wait it's only ba...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

If DL held every flight for late arriving passengers, no flight would ever leave on time. It always stuns me how many people expect a plane to be held for them and then lose their **** if it's not. If it's not my fault and it's a matter of 5 or 10 minutes then yes I expect them to wait it's only ba...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

^ This. ATL is my home airport and the efficiency in which that clock ticks is stunning and yes there are a handful of weather and other events that really wreck things but what airline has not had a meltdown in similar situations? I have done ~70 segments as an O&D Atlanta passenger over the p...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15797

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Remember when SWA started service at a secondary Detroit airport? I forgot the name, Does it still have commercial service? Can imagine an airline like Allegiant setting up shop there. It was called Detroit City Airport and later renamed the Colman A Young international airport and yes I agree DET ...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26148

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

^ This. ATL is my home airport and the efficiency in which that clock ticks is stunning and yes there are a handful of weather and other events that really wreck things but what airline has not had a meltdown in similar situations? I have done ~70 segments as an O&D Atlanta passenger over the p...

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by klm617
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 33
Views: 7537

Re: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

Am I correct in saying that PHL will therefore only have 4 European Carriers: Lufthansa, Icelandair, British Airways and Aer Lingus? If so, that seems really strange. Swissair used to operate ZRH-BOS-PHL until the late 1990s I believe. AF flew PHL-CDG with a 763/332/343 until a couple of years back...

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by klm617
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17323

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

A CASM-only approach is great when you want to fill your plane up with leisure passengers paying the lowest fare possible. If you're looking to pick up (or maintain) the higher fare passengers...primarily frequent business travelers...you really have to look at what you're offering. As a 3-year PLA...

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by klm617
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15797

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In regards to G4 and SRQ are you all referring to Punta Gorda (PGD)? Because G4 isn't serving SRQ as far as I know and I live here. They are however close to 40+ daily flights some days in summer at PGD. SRQ for DL is mind-boggling, and I actually do think someone has decided to just force people o...

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by klm617
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 15797

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In regards to G4 and SRQ are you all referring to Punta Gorda (PGD)? Because G4 isn't serving SRQ as far as I know and I live here. They are however close to 40+ daily flights some days in summer at PGD. SRQ for DL is mind-boggling, and I actually do think someone has decided to just force people o...

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by klm617
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 139
Views: 21841

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Not every other hub is growing. PHX has lost 3 million passengers compared to last year. Yes but it still maintains a strong position at 40 million AA has 5 basic hubs and 4 of those hubs exceed the numbers that DTW and MSP are posting. PHX is a double hub, MSP and DTW are not (and don’t mention NK...

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by klm617
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14232

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Just another survey bought and paid for by cooperate dollars. These things are nothing more than fluff and told from the perspective of the agenda they are trying to further.

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