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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 59713

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

It is embarrassing that WN has given up competing with Delta at ATL insofar as DTW and MSP are concerned—SWA used to be the agressor but now they are sending the message to Delta that we cannot compete with you at your hubs. We saw the same thing at SLC where WN is stagnant. Tough to see my favorit...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

WN S19 outlook: -BNA & STL from 2x to 3x -ATL dropped -LAS saturday only -PHX down to once daily -MDW up to 5x from 4x -BWI and DEN remain stagnant They are still operating DAL right ? ATL is no real loss as the flights were moved to MDW, BNA and STL those are more core Southwest destinations a...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

VPS is getting its very first service to ORD this spring on AA and it will be seasonal. I think it's fair to say that if ORD doesn't have it, there's not much case to make that DTW should have it. I think the G4 expansion in VPS is still very much "experimental" and honestly doubt most of...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Southwest Airlines ends Detroit to Atlanta will adding Nashville capacity.

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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 81
Views: 11976

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

It will be interesting to see what happens with MSP-PVG and ATL-PVG as I am sure both routes rely on feed from CZ at PVG. Why? You don't think there's destination traffic to PVG? No I think that both of these flights depend on onward connections at PVG. ATL-PVG has failed 2 times before this and I ...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

S18 to S19 NK outlook: -BOS from 319 to 320. -OAK from 321 to 319. -SAN from 320 to 319. -DEN from 320 to 321. -PHL, LAS. BWI, MYR, MCO, FLL, TPA, RSW, SEA, IAH, DFW, MSP, MCI remain the same. -ATL from 2x 320 to 3x (2x 320, 1x 319) -CUN down from 3x weekly to 1x weekly, still an 319. -New routes t...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 81
Views: 11976

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

It will be interesting to see what happens with MSP-PVG and ATL-PVG as I am sure both routes rely on feed from CZ at PVG.

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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 57
Views: 4421

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

Anyway, I do think that this HQ thing was a bit of a money grab on the part of Amazon. If you look at Boston, which is probably one of the more prominent "losers" in this HQ challenge, AMazon has already committed to a fairly sizeable expansion - taking space in a full tower in the Seapor...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 57
Views: 4421

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

NY isn't fair. They paid Amazon a criminal amount of money to move half of a second headquarters there but tax employees and companies like B6 way too much. Three headquarters is a joke we all know it's SEA this was just to rake in some cash from states willing to give out way too much. Solution st...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 57
Views: 4421

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

[@ the original poster New York's hometown airline is Delta not JetBlue. New York's Hometown Airline is a jetBlue registered trademark I think.... Per Ed Bastian ............................... “We know the new LaGuardia is one that New Yorkers will be proud to call their hometown airport,” said Ba...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Spirit Airlines adds Detroit-Austin effective 2-14-19 .

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by klm617
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 57
Views: 4421

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

There was another thread on the Amazon HQ, but until this thread gets canned I'll repost what I posted there before the site was announced. This whole thing was just a charade to shake down two cities that otherwise wouldn't have done much to get Amazon by using other cities much more desperate. Go...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5146

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

This is one where I imagine both B6 and DL are evaluating JFK-BUR closely. Will be interesting to see who pulls the trigger first. Had thought it might be DL given they had to yank SNA-JFK on account of their slot. B6 already does twice a day on JFK-BUR. Oof. That's embarrassing. Indeed my mistake....

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by klm617
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 4525

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

kyle2084 wrote:
https://twitter.com/FlyGRFord/status/1061968329592717312

Does anyone have any idea on who it could be and to where?


GRR is becoming a base once again for Allegiant it will be basing 2 A320s there and they are adding GRR-SRQ

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by klm617
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2167
Views: 184227

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Aside from BA, who are the longest serving tenants of terminal E? Logan Terminal Map from June 1974 ... when Terminal E opened as the John A Volpe International Terminal https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46055165_10213602474600801_3604604938719592448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scont...

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by klm617
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7426

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

Semperfi28 wrote:
Don’t forget the FRA hub days. I flew them SFO-FRA, LAX-FRA. There was probably a DFW-FRA and a bunch of others. I may remember flying JFK-CPH-PRG & JFK-AMS-PRG.



Delta also operated EWR-FRA

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by klm617
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7426

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

cvgComair wrote:
Quite a few have been cut over the years from CVG: CVG-AMS/LGW/FRA/MUC/ZRH/BRU/FCO/ORY. Only CVG-CDG remains.

Others they flew recently but have since cut: CDG-PIT/ORD/PHL/EWR, LHR-PHL, and AMS-EWR/MEM.



BRU-CVG was only served by Sabena.

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by klm617
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I also agree with that statement the sad truth about it is that if LH would have gotten the upper hand it is very likely they would have operated year round DTW-MUC flights while Delta only operates them for about a 6 month period. I’d be curious to see the daily traffic b/w DTW and MUC. With Audi/...

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by klm617
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So the September numbers came for DTW....domestic is pretty flat for both September YOY and YTD YOY. However, international is up 7.7% for September YOY and 6.4% for YTD YOY. Looking at the numbers, one thing sticks out: LH YTD 2018 = 72,693 vs YTD 2017 = 62,349 I know it's only about a 10K increas...

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by klm617
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So the September numbers came for DTW....domestic is pretty flat for both September YOY and YTD YOY. However, international is up 7.7% for September YOY and 6.4% for YTD YOY. Looking at the numbers, one thing sticks out: LH YTD 2018 = 72,693 vs YTD 2017 = 62,349 I know it's only about a 10K increas...

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by klm617
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So the September numbers came for DTW....domestic is pretty flat for both September YOY and YTD YOY. However, international is up 7.7% for September YOY and 6.4% for YTD YOY. Looking at the numbers, one thing sticks out: LH YTD 2018 = 72,693 vs YTD 2017 = 62,349 I know it's only about a 10K increas...

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by klm617
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 55
Views: 7827

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

On another interesting note Braniff was the only airline to order the Boeing 707-220 The 707-220 was designed for hot and high operations with more powerful 15,800 lb (70.3 kN) Pratt & Whitney JT4A-3 turbojets. Five of these were produced, but only four were ultimately delivered, with one being ...

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by klm617
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 55
Views: 7827

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

TW did not order nor operate 720's. You mean like this one? ;) http://www.thepostcard.com/walt/ebay5/air14.jpg TWA introduced the CV880 in 1961. During that time they also ordered 20 707-131Bs, 5 707-331Bs and 5 707-331Cs from Boeing. As an interim measure, they leased 4 720-051Bs, also from Boeing...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 113
Views: 12623

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Wait Wait Wait Wait... What I read was: * DL is changing some outsourced under wing positions to Delta employees * Those positions are at RDU and AUS and will equal about 100 positions changed positions * It will be split between the two, meaning some AUS and some RDU but since RDU is a larger oper...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 124
Views: 12442

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I wonder if Denver might come in with the NEOs at Aer Lingus. Or perhaps a US carrier would give it a go. I'd be curious about how much demand there is... though, would there be any business demand at all? Perhaps that's why it's not started. It was heavily rumoured for the last round of A330 desti...

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by klm617
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7426

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

DTW-LGW, MCO-FRA, DFW-FRA, CVG-ZRH and CVG-MUC

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by klm617
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6030

Re: Pan Am European Ops

Most of PAs intra-Europe routes connected various outstations with FRA, although they did fly some intra-Europe from LHR as well (BRU and German cities come to mind). Most of the larger European cities were connected nonstop to the US. It was mainly cities such as BUD, OTP, ATH, and IST that were s...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6030

Re: Pan Am European Ops

I would not call the 4 powers Agreement a loophole. The air corridors served as an Access to Berlin which became important in the days of the Blockade. Whuch started the first large scale air cargo Transport Event in the world. The mother of modern logistics.. The Russians got the lesson that the w...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Again between them they should be able to brainstorm something because we all know doing something is better than doing nothing. Something is better than nothing if it yields results, or if there is a path to yielding results. You seem to think that the WCAA has nothing better to do than spend thei...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

You're failing to answer a simple question: where's the money coming from? Who exactly wants to dump money into a service that doesn't offer much beyond what DTW already has? The answer is no one. No one but some a.nutters. No one but you. Again I am not appointed to that position at the airport bu...

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by klm617
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6030

Re: Pan Am European Ops

There’s tons of info right here on A.net, no reason to start another thread. Why is it that some topics are allowed to come up over and over without snark, yet others (like this) get shot down? Just because someone discussed it in a thread 8 years ago, does that mean that another thread can't be st...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The WCAA doesn't have the money to fund airlines like that, and nobody in the state of Michigan is going to give the WCAA money for a leisure route. Now, if the auto industries pulled together some cash on top of the incentives to get a flight to an automotive city in ABC Town, then the service bec...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The WCAA doesn't have the money to fund airlines like that, and nobody in the state of Michigan is going to give the WCAA money for a leisure route. Now, if the auto industries pulled together some cash on top of the incentives to get a flight to an automotive city in ABC Town, then the service bec...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30241

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Could this have been to avoid a competitor buying WOW?


Yes like easyjet. I could see that as being a threat to FI.

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by klm617
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

"The Metropolitan Airports Commission, which recently increased the value of its incentive program for new international flights. MSP-PVG (and MSP-ICN/DUB as well) will likely be in line for $2M in incentives over their first two years each." So now we know why MSP got EI over DTW. It's ti...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Pretty exciting news this morning as FI has taken over WW. The big question is does Detroit now go daily on a 737 max8 or does it stay 4 weekly time will tell. This will also eliminates the need for B6 to cart passengers from DTW-BOS to access FI flights to KEF. All in all I think Detroit will be o...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5464

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

DTW has become such a taboo topic on a.net. It's becoming quite pathetic. I have my first planned connection there in January on my way to MKE. First time ever. And I'm about to be Gold Medallion who makes frequent trips to the Midwest from the Northeast. Detroit is not a taboo subject on a.net. St...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 14959

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

FAs or cleaners are supposed to give the plane at least a once over after every leg. This suggests some first class passengers on the previous leg were dealing with this stink. Can't believe there were no complaints. In ATL, they should have been able to get new seat cushions quickly. Something is ...

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by klm617
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 14959

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

ATL agents used to be very good. But they cram so many flights through there now until everyone is burnt out. I would have gone to a sky club and had one of the agents there work it out. I've always had any travel issues sorted out to my satisfaction there. Of course be polite to the club agents, t...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 11727

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

The infographic posted above has some interesting interpretations comparing 2008 with 2018: With a 10% increase in passengers carried, and a nearly flat headcount, newDelta has managed to nearly double revenue......NO wonder it is such a powerful business today! I called that out earlier in the thr...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 11727

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

So you are saying they had around 650 with NW and now with DL, they only have around 450? To put some numbers behind his statement, DTW peaked in 2005 at an average of 573 daily departures (that's combining only NW and DL). As of 2018, DL averages 393 departures per day, so down 179 daily departure...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5464

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

That may well be true but when you are doing data like this you don't add LAX while excluding SEA and BOS unless you want to manipulate the data. I was crystal clear as to my methodology for choosing the hubs that I did - Top 7 hubs per carrier measured by the number of seats deployed in the market...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5464

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

You're playing games with the numbers agasin LAX is not a hub for Delta. Core hubs Delta ATL, DTW, MSP, JFK, LGA and SLC Core hubs American CLT, PHL, MIA, ORD, DFW and PHX Core hubs for UA DEN, SFO, ORD , IAH, IAD and EWR First and foremost, your statement is nonsensical. Delta always refers to LAX...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5464

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

So here's the thing... you're wrong, and I'll explain why using data. For the sake of being thorough, for this analysis we'll use the Top 7 hubs per carrier measured by annual seats for 2018. Once you go deeper than seven you start to run into hubs that the airline themselves wouldn't identify as s...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9808

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

deltaffindfw wrote:
I don't know why you say IAD needs a "lifeline". UA is aggressively moving east coast connecting traffic from EWR to IAD and adding TATL flights.


Yes and now we know why they are beefing up IAD.

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5464

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

I don't see ORD, DEN, PHX, PHL, SFO, SLC or LAX on your list. Show all the data not just the data the conflicts with my statement. No other carrier has the dominance at their hubs that Delta does. So here's the thing... you're wrong, and I'll explain why using data. For the sake of being thorough, ...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5464

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

Dominant Carrier Market Share by Largest Hub, Seats, 2018 ATL (DL): 78% DTW (DL): 73% MSP (DL): 71% DFW (AA): 84% CLT (AA): 90% MIA (AA): 68% IAH (UA): 77% EWR (UA): 65% IAD (UA): 63% So yes, DL has market share power and influence in their core hubs... just like AA and UA. This conveniently ignore...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5464

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

You give Delta way too much credit my friend. If you recall Delta went into bankruptcy focusing on basing it's operations on Atlanta the only difference between now and then is the Delta has half the competition it did back then that's how Delta get's away with what it does today that it couldn't g...

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by klm617
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2061
Views: 122153

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Pretty exciting news this morning as FI has taken over WW. The big question is does Detroit now go daily on a 737 max8 or does it stay 4 weekly time will tell. This will also eliminates the need for B6 to cart passengers from DTW-BOS to access FI flights to KEF. All in all I think Detroit will be on...

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