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by klm617
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 18765

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Any almost every connection option in the world is more viable from JAX over ATL except for a handful of smaller markets that are hub-exclusive to DTW or MSP. Agreed but it still warrants more than one daily RJ in the grand scheme of things. we are talking about 14 to one that's just crazy if a cus...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7979

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Overbooking worked well before I did it many times but I was always offered a flight in a timely manner within an hour or two of my original flight not having to wait 6 to 10 hours for my next flight option. Ah, you must have been connecting through ATL. Most routes don't have hourly service, and m...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 18765

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Any almost every connection option in the world is more viable from JAX over ATL except for a handful of smaller markets that are hub-exclusive to DTW or MSP. Agreed but it still warrants more than one daily RJ in the grand scheme of things. we are talking about 14 to one that's just crazy if a cus...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 1694

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

I'm not necessarily advocating the business reasons but I'm stating how their are business reasons behind the reasons airlines make network planning issues. You always seem to advocate from a consumer standpoint that ignores the economic realities of the industry. The pendulum can't swing too far e...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 1694

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

PLN is a great small airport. I fly in and out of their periodically as I have family living in the area. Noticed that peak-summer schedule DL is flying 4x DTW CRJ service. I thought the past year or two that DL split service between DTW & MSP during peak summer schedule. Like many of the small...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced
Replies: 27
Views: 4173

Re: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced

It's nice to see an unbiased list for once at least Delta is where they belong on this list.

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by klm617
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 1694

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

I used to use FNT to my advantage - primarily to segment run/mileage run with a connection over DTW back when FF programs had a lot more loopholes to exploit and were more lavish with bonus point give-aways, as well as get cheaper fares. It was ridiculous that I could fly the extra segment and have...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 1694

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

PLN is a great small airport. I fly in and out of their periodically as I have family living in the area. Noticed that peak-summer schedule DL is flying 4x DTW CRJ service. I thought the past year or two that DL split service between DTW & MSP during peak summer schedule. Like many of the small...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 69
Views: 7358

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

ATL: DL can never have too many gates

Flow more connections over other hubs in your system problem solved.

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by klm617
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Classic 747 Flight Log
Replies: 35
Views: 1269

Your Classic 747 Flight Log

Now with the end pretty much at hand I thought it would be cool to share our 747 100/200/300/400 flightlogs. Here is mine. Lufthansa Boeing 747-130 Summer 1971 JFK-FRA-JFK TWA Boeing 747-131 Summer 1973 JFK-FRA-JFK Pan Am Boeing 747-121 Christmas 1978 JFK-FRA-JFK Clipper Pacific Trader and Clipper U...

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by klm617
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 12900

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

WA707atMSP wrote:
I hope B6 responds to this by FINALLY adding MSP-BOS / JFK.


Even better add MCO and JFK to DTW

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by klm617
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7979

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Overbooking is another one of those laws that benefit the industry at the expense of the consumer. Yet airlines screw customers by giving them travel vouchers which are usually hard to redeem instead of actual cash/cheque. Its time there was something done to dial back this and customers compensate...

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by klm617
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7979

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Is there any evidence that airlines lack the capacity to get overbooked passengers to their destination in a timely manner? Because I don't think I have ever seen an overbooking that took more than a day for the person to get to their final destination (whether the person was voluntary or otherwise...

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by klm617
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7979

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Lol, I agree, ridiculous post; at least 10% and up to 30% of pax no-show (illness, traffic, missed connections, change of plans), if you want to pay 10% more and up to 30% more for your ticket then by all means outlaw overbooking. Missed connections are not the passengers fault and should not be lu...

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by klm617
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7979

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Over booking is not the real issue here it has been in force for many tears with little or no issues.. The real problem is the lack of capacity to absorb all the overbookings and getting those passengers to their destination in a timely manner. Just add capacity and the problem is solved. You can't ...

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by klm617
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 52
Views: 10309

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

So it looks like Detroit is in the dust bin for them after talking boldly about it for several years looks like it will never be started now. Epic fail for Detroit.

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by klm617
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 18765

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

*DL BOS-JAX SEP 0>0.7 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 Got to love it a non hub like Boston get's a nonstop to JAX and the second largest hub in their system DTW is still stuck on one daily RJ to JAX speaks volumes really. Well, BOS is a DL hub (although previously the smallest, this expansion will put BOS over...

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by klm617
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 12900

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

*DL BOS-JAX SEP 0>0.7 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 Got to love it a non hub like Boston get's a nonstop to JAX and the second largest hub in their system DTW is still stuck on one daily RJ to JAX speaks volumes really. Speaks volumes of what exactly? I suppose that everyone at the WCAA should also add this ...

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by klm617
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 12900

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

*DL BOS-JAX SEP 0>0.7 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 Got to love it a non hub like Boston get's a nonstop to JAX and the second largest hub in their system DTW is still stuck on one daily RJ to JAX speaks volumes really. Give me a couple of the volumes about DTW being stuck while DL is adding service BOS-JAX....

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by klm617
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 12900

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

I agree with this, although I also think that there are some differences. BOS is not SEA in the sense that DL isn't intending to turn it into an international hub with feeder domestic flights. I think that Delta's perspective on BOS is that it's a relatively large and wealthy market that wasn't alr...

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by klm617
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 18765

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

*DL BOS-JAX SEP 0>0.7 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0

Got to love it a non hub like Boston get's a nonstop to JAX and the second largest hub in their system DTW is still stuck on one daily RJ to JAX speaks volumes really.

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by klm617
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 12900

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

*DL BOS-JAX SEP 0>0.7 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0

Got to love it a non hub like Boston get's a nonstop to JAX and the second largest hub in their system DTW is still stuck on one daily RJ to JAX speaks volumes really.

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by klm617
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AJC: DL CEO not at GO during operational meltdown
Replies: 34
Views: 6306

Re: AJC: DL CEO not at GO during operational meltdown

Bastian doesn't care about his employees or customers all he care about is the welfare of his investors. He just does enough to keep the masses from running. Employees and customer service are necessary evils to him which if he could find a way to turn a profit without them he would and his actions ...

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by klm617
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lowest Load Factor Routes?
Replies: 39
Views: 5333

Re: Lowest Load Factor Routes?

I would have to think YUL-ALG and YUL-TUN have to be up there

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by klm617
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 18765

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I totally understand that it's not feasible so it isn't operated but what makes a WS YYC-YQG-DTW-YYC routing not feasible year round. You would think it would work being that DTW is a skyteam hub with lots of connections to feed this kind of flight.

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by klm617
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Ah klm617 you never fail to disappoint. Some of the cities that EK added were questionable at best. Also, the US3 are not run out of greed. Do you even understand how capitalism works? How is making a profit greed? My 401 (retirement) is largely tied to my airlines financial success. Them being pro...

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by klm617
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The ME3 a run in a way that when they enter a market it's more about product exposer and national pride when the US3 are more run out of greed when they enter a new market. The US3 want maximum profit while the ME3 just want to have their planes in every major market just for the sake of being there...

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by klm617
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year
Replies: 47
Views: 6382

Re: RE: Jet Airways Announces Partnership With Delta/KLM

Quoting global1 (Reply 14):non-stop service to India from ATL or JFK is not out of the question. Given the wide range of 1 stop options for NYC - India and 2 non stops NYC - DEL/BOM i don't see how DL would re-attempt JFK-BOM non stop or for that matter JFK-DEL. I don't see DL being bold enough to ...

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by klm617
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Both SEA and BOS may have been over served to begin with. So back to once daily. I am not surprised at FLL and MCO, 4/5 times a week is ideal for these markets (not every market needs a daily flight). LAX though I am puzzled. I am surprised that LAX cannot sustain 2 flights a day. Exactly :bigthumb...

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by klm617
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Maybe the lack of convenience is not worth the savings. In most cases EK is carrying beyond traffic from DXB which means from most cities in the US that B6 links them up to require a double connect. In some case passengers from the upper Midwest are being routed over FLL to get to their destination ...

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by klm617
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

BOS and SEA were way over served to begin with. You guys act like BOS-DXB is this huge market and can fill an A380 most of those were connection passengers from the JetBlue partnership and if they thought BOS needed the extra capacity they wouldn't have cut one flight so no no A380 to BOS. The load...

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by klm617
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

To see FLL (Miami area) get cut so soon after launch is pretty telling about demand to S. Fla from the ME/India/sub-continent. Having EK reduce services to 5x weekly, as well as Turkish not too long ago announced reduced services. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270767/turkish-airl...

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by klm617
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

BOS and SEA were way over served to begin with. You guys act like BOS-DXB is this huge market and can fill an A380 most of those were connection passengers from the JetBlue partnership and if they thought BOS needed the extra capacity they wouldn't have cut one flight so no no A380 to BOS.

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by klm617
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?
Replies: 43
Views: 4666

Re: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?

:o

LAX772LR wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Detroit would work well with a A321 or 757 link from Manchester.

Back to your bridge. STFU. :roll:

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by klm617
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?
Replies: 43
Views: 4666

Re: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?

VS' model, ESPECIALLY outside of LHR, is not conducive to smaller aircraft. There's no transfer hub to flow their traffic into, and make up for the higher per-seat cost. DL likely can't help them with that, as there's not many places the A321s would fly that (1) doesn't already have UK service and/...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?
Replies: 43
Views: 4666

Re: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?

AA's ORD-MAN is the top US market from Manchester so it's obvious in which direction people want to go when traveling from Manchester to the USA. Yes there market preference is over ATL and JFK but that obviously is not working so why not try something else. I know this post is going to get deleted...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?
Replies: 43
Views: 4666

Re: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?

American's MAN-ORD is hanging by a thread IMHO. They used a clapped out B763 for years, got clobbered when BMI came on scene with a superior product, went back to the old B763, then downgraded to a B757 with winter fuel stops, tried the B788 which lost even more business due to unreliability and fr...

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by klm617
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?
Replies: 43
Views: 4666

Re: When did VS announce that they are now operating MAN-JFK year round?

Why would VS launch more new routes out of MAN when the existing new routes have had frequency and capacity cuts almost immediately? The magical airliners.net dartboard of 4-pints-in-amatuer-route-planning isn't helpful. They're making losses despite having a major turnaround and refocussing on the...

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by klm617
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6574

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

I agree. The Texas-Europe travel market is overwhelmingly corporate and overwhelmingly from Houston and Dallas. Thats why the major carriers like LH, BA, KL, etc. do well but Norwegian wouldn't. Corporate types demand a daily schedule and want their miles. Thats not where Norwegian fits in. You see...

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by klm617
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6574

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

When tourists from Europe think about vacationing in the USA they don't think about Texas so I don't expect you will see Norwegian in Texas anytime soon. Denver isn't exactly the biggest tourist destination but Norwegian is going to serve Denver soon. Hello Colorado is one of the biggest attraction...

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by klm617
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6574

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

When tourists from Europe think about vacationing in the USA they don't think about Texas so I don't expect you will see Norwegian in Texas anytime soon. Good God, the world does not revolve around DTW. Yet another thread you complain something not DTW. Is it me or are your responses getting member...

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by klm617
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6574

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

When tourists from Europe think about vacationing in the USA they don't think about Texas so I don't expect you will see Norwegian in Texas anytime soon.

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by klm617
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15372

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

DTW is not a hub for any Star Alliance airline, is there enough demand for trips to Detroit from Scandinavia and v.v.? Detroit has a reputation as a city in decline. Neither is Boston a Star Alliance hub. That is where the perception of Detroit is wrong right now it is in the top 10 fastest growing...

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by klm617
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would US domestic aviation look like with pre-deregulation price floors?
Replies: 31
Views: 3309

Re: What would US domestic aviation look like with pre-deregulation price floors?

We do have a regulated airline system now the only differences is the airlines dictate the fares charged verses way back when the government dictated fares. In this day and age deregulation isn't even close to what it was envisioned to be at it's inception in the late 70's. Competition is at an all ...

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by klm617
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would US domestic aviation look like with pre-deregulation price floors?
Replies: 31
Views: 3309

Re: What would US domestic aviation look like with pre-deregulation price floors?

Little carriers like Southwest and Spirit and the rest probably would have never existed if the regulation had survived. Reintroducing it would strangle them unless they could move quickly and radically downsize to more focused operations. Certainly the ULCC lot wouldn't survive. Southwest and JetB...

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by klm617
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 8683

Re: Norwegian Considering BUF, BWI, RDU

PatrickZ80 is quite right in that nobody in Europe knows where the hell Raleigh is. I don"t understand either the posters here talking about Indians in the area. What is the relation with Norwegian which does not even fly to India? (and with rock bottom ME3 fares US-India really no sense to se...

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by klm617
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 18765

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

DL doesn't have to respond; PDX is simply not that significant a market for them. Historically, DL carries about a third to two-fifths of the traffic between the markets at average fares below those of comparable distances. FWIW, DL did just upgauge the flight to a 757 for the summer, which is a ga...

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