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by axiom
Mon May 21, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 9961

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

In the US? I imagine they are SAN and TPA - the smallest of the "large hub" airports and those in far corners of the country, with strong O&D.

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by axiom
Fri May 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4353

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

Ideas that "the market" needs time to develop, or that people "voted with their wallet" agains the Cuban offering, are pretty absurd. How, exactly, can a market grow when access has been even more severely constrained since the initial authorities were awarded? It's hardly simpl...

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by axiom
Fri May 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 364
Views: 56980

Re: 737 down near HAV

Terrible, terrible news. Hoping that reports of survivors hold true.

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by axiom
Fri May 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4353

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

Ideas that "the market" needs time to develop, or that people "voted with their wallet" agains the Cuban offering, are pretty absurd. How, exactly, can a market grow when access has been even more severely constrained since the initial authorities were awarded? It's hardly simply...

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by axiom
Fri May 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7286

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

Delta has always been really strong at TPA -- they only fell from #2 to #3 when AA and US merged, and then only by a slim margin. Back in the early 2000s, they had a strong focus city operation here with quite a lot of P2P flying throughout the southeast. I think that their recent growth is more ab...

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by axiom
Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7286

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

TPA just recorded its busiest month ever for the second year in a row. Frontier and Spirit are really on the rise in Tampa (and throughout the country for that matter), and I don't think we've seen expansion like this since Southwest disrupted the market a few decades ago. I think Southwest and All...

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by axiom
Fri May 18, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7286

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

Delta has always been really strong at TPA -- they only fell from #2 to #3 when AA and US merged, and then only by a slim margin. Back in the early 2000s, they had a strong focus city operation here with quite a lot of P2P flying throughout the southeast. I think that their recent growth is more abo...

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by axiom
Fri May 18, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9783

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

Super80Fan wrote:
Dart Board Airlines strikes again. Let's revisit this thread same time next year and see how many of these routes lasted/come back.


This kind of comment has ceased to be insightful, particularly as F9 delivers returns quarter after quarter. Why keep reiterating it?

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by axiom
Fri May 18, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4353

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

Nothing about Cuba should demand all-mainline service any more than any other route pairs elsewhere. Most airlines have a mix of mainline and regional even between massive markets and hub-hub. Creates more flexibility. Has anyone yet shown they are making money or filling planes with all-mainline t...

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by axiom
Tue May 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7286

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

Not a new service, but does anyone know why the BA flight now operates at different times on different days of the week? BA2167 arrived in TPA today at 14:00, tomorrow goes back to the normal 16:15 time, then later this week back to 14:00. What gives? Best guess: Probably due to equipment availabil...

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by axiom
Tue May 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7286

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

TVNWZ wrote:
The HQ will not be moving very far. No change in airports or travel logistics will occur.


Eh? The HQ is relocating from MSP, no?

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by axiom
Sun May 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10136

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

RDU-TPA DEC 2>3

This surprises me, especially outside of peak season. Along with MCO, this route sees seasonal mainline now. No small peas against WN's entrenched position in both markets.

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by axiom
Sat May 05, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10945

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

The frustration (and rightfully so) from cabin crew stem from a recent (huge) salary increase (or bonus, I cannot remember) for one of (or more) the top executives while cabin crew maintain the same salary for several years due to a pay freeze for the overall health of the airline. The details are ...

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by axiom
Sat May 05, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33014

Re: British Airways close to ordering Boeing Widebodies

This is an absurd statement without any basis in reality. Yes, multi-billion dollar, decades-long capital investment decisions are made on whims without intense deliberation by all stakeholders. Perhaps BA should Brexit itself from IAG... The very headline of the linked article says "British A...

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by axiom
Sat May 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10945

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

The contempt some display here for AF employees is pretty sad. Majority of those that strike and voted no are your average front line employees that for years have experienced wage freezes and work rule concessions. Point has come where the company turned profits and cost have continued to rise in ...

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by axiom
Fri May 04, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33014

Re: British Airways close to ordering Boeing Widebodies

BA doesn't order anything for itself nowadays - IAG orders and BA takes what it gets given. This is an absurd statement without any basis in reality. Yes, multi-billion dollar, decades-long capital investment decisions are made on whims without intense deliberation by all stakeholders. Perhaps BA s...

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by axiom
Thu May 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 113
Views: 12189

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

The process applies to both the A321LR aircraft as well as existing A330 aircraft, as wide-body capacity may become available by substitution with the new A321LR aircraft." AUS BWI DTW ATL JAX MCI MEM IAD SWF ONT PBI PVD SAT SEA RSW TPA The only A321 airports on that list are BWI DTW PVD IAD a...

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by axiom
Wed May 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 113
Views: 12189

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

When over 90% of RSW's Europe traffic is to/from Germany, why would "most" choose to connect in Dublin? Southwest Florida is loved by Germans and pretty much nobody else in Europe. I was just about to type this. I'm also unsure about BWI. My understanding is that IAD struggles to maintain...

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by axiom
Wed May 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 113
Views: 12189

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

DTW & RSW nice, lucky day if that comes true. They'd have SW FL all to themselves as most would choose DUB over the EW options, and well, we already know they would be beating DY to the DTW Intl middle, long overlooked. Kudos EI, bring these 2 cities home When over 90% of RSW's Europe traffic i...

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by axiom
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 35
Views: 5659

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

TPA-HAV is doing fine. The market supports 9x weekly service year round - if it were so terrible, that would have retraced ages ago. A VFR tot operator doesn't procure two weekly 737 charters year round to secure market share against WN. To say nothing of the year-round TPA-SNU flights, or seasonal ...

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by axiom
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6588

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

rajincajun01 wrote:
Because pink and flamingos will be popular in Branson, Chicago and Houston!


... because 98% of their flights begin or end in Florida.

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by axiom
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6669

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

Hardly a unique equipment type, but I can't help getting excited every time I see WK's A333 touch down at my home airport of TPA after the long haul from ZRH. That livery! Somehow, the exoticism of this airline and route still tickles me after years of service, even if it's not a particularly signif...

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by axiom
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5125

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

Have any of the responses in this thread actually been from women? Judging by the responses about what work "women are good at" and all of the "problems with feminists", and how all but one post has even touched upon the historic gendered division of labor, I would say not. does...

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by axiom
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5125

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

I am impressed. All the screaming I've been hearing about this has not come from anyone trying to narrow the discrepency. Rather all the screaming I see here and elsewhere is from people trying to deride the findings and how they're fake. If only so much energy was aimed towards fixing the systemic...

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by axiom
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5125

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

Have any of the responses in this thread actually been from women? Judging by the responses about what work "women are good at" and all of the "problems with feminists", and how all but one post has even touched upon the historic gendered division of labor, I would say not.

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by axiom
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5125

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

They do different jobs. That isn’t a gender pay gap. A pay gap would be if it paid female pilots less than male pilots of same experience, capabilities and for the same amount of work. I would almost guarantee it doesn’t do that. This is the biggest nonsense subject ever and making companies create...

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by axiom
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."
Replies: 40
Views: 5482

Re: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."

kjeld0d wrote:
a whole new way to get away? was it a children's writing competition?


"Wanna get away" has been part of the Southwest marketing suite for many many years. It's also the name of one of their fare classes.

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by axiom
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 117
Views: 17874

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

Im curious as to why people think IAH-HAV is a poor decision. Its a smaller plane making it easy to fill, Houston is the 4th largest Cuban community and 2nd fastest growing in the US, and its geographic location makes it perfect for people connecting West of the Mississippi. Somehow thinking IAH-HA...

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by axiom
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 24
Views: 3046

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

The market is over saturated, no need. If there is economic benefits, routes will continue. President TRUMP has displayed his expertise in diplomatic situations having put Rocket Man in his place. Smart move by USA airlines would be to let the Cuba take on these TRASH yields and focus on markets wi...

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by axiom
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 24
Views: 3046

Re: So........when will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

Why would they? In the context of the Cuban political economy, US carriers do the job: they bring tourists and Cuban famileis and their wealth. That said, the answer to where they might fly can be found in the only US gateways that have had consistent success so far: MIA/FLL, TPA, and to a lesser ex...

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by axiom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7286

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

TheTPA facebook page says 148 daily flights to 41 cities FNT is ending, and they may not be counting BOS seasonal service, since it seems unofficial / unannounced. As for the difference in flight numbers, my source was the WN website's City Fscf page, but all the better. That would make TPA one of ...

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by axiom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown
Replies: 45
Views: 3743

Re: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown

Here in Florida, MCO-FLL on JetBlue is a glaring hole. I'm thoroughly amazed nobody at B6 has thought to add a single flight between two of their biggest hubs. Adding insult to the injury, TPA-FLL is non-existent as well! I do find these absences strange from a B6 network perspective, but MCO/TPA-S...

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by axiom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown
Replies: 45
Views: 3743

Re: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown

Here in Florida, MCO-FLL on JetBlue is a glaring hole. I'm thoroughly amazed nobody at B6 has thought to add a single flight between two of their biggest hubs. Adding insult to the injury, TPA-FLL is non-existent as well! I do find these absences strange from a B6 network perspective, but MCO/TPA-S...

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by axiom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7286

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

WN is now up to 122 daily flights to 43 cities. TheTPA facebook page says 148 daily flights to 41 cities FNT is ending, and they may not be counting BOS seasonal service, since it seems unofficial / unannounced. As for the difference in flight numbers, my source was the WN website's City Fscf page,...

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by axiom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA officially upgraded to LH Mainline effective 28OCT18
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: TPA officially upgraded to LH Mainline effective 28OCT18

The only real news here is that the share of premium seats is increasing. Good sign for TPA, as they look to land new carriers.

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by axiom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 113
Views: 12189

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

stlgph wrote:
Oh good. This is only the third or fourth time we've had this same topic posted this year and still NO ONE has mentioned Corpus Christi?


That would overfly DTW. Not gonna happen, bro.

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by axiom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11423

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

I also feel like this day has been years in the making. These ZK threads have been a mainstay of my anet experience since I started visiting the forum almost ten years ago. Thoughts with all of their (ex) employees.

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by axiom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 113
Views: 12189

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

I don’t see Tampa ever happening. They are happy with daily to Florida right now; with 4w to Orlando and 3w to Miami. You could have said the same thing about BA, LH, or Swiss (/WK). And yet... Florida is unique as a market. Unlike almost every other in the US, the overseas Anglo community has pret...

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by axiom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 248
Views: 23725

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

hawaiian717 wrote:
The route was announced as being mainline A340 from the beginning, not Cityline A340 as SJC was.


The end of the CL experiment was determined around the same time SAN was announced. All of the A340 flights are returning to mainline, AFAIK.

LH looks good in SAN :)

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by axiom
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 9115

Re: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018

Delta's Cancun to Orlando seems like an odd route as it connects two major leisure destinations. It is primarily in place to serve those traveling from Central Florida and Orlando to Cancun or is it reverse or a mixture of both? I always figured it was Disney driven traffic. I am sure there is also...

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by axiom
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6664

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
is this year round or seasonal? and City Line?


CL is leaving the long haul trade -- those North America routes are going/ returning to mainline.

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by axiom
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16802

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

As does ORF-TPA, which was long served by WN. But that would be a hell of a long flight on their ATRs.

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by axiom
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight
Replies: 20
Views: 2783

Re: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight

Seabear wrote:
Money does not equate to class...the current political "discourse" should be more than enough evidence.


Indeed, you can plate a 757 with gold, after all....

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by axiom
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight
Replies: 20
Views: 2783

Re: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight

Has anyone else notice that lately this forum has come to resemble a Twitter feed where matters like this are reported upon with insufferable predictability, as if unusual but ultimately inconsequential things have never happened on an airliner before? How about a special forum for such matters so ...

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by axiom
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3+ Hour Delays @ MCO - What's up?
Replies: 19
Views: 2898

Re: 3+ Hour Delays @ MCO - What's up?

https://instagram.com/p/BgheO0Fl_zz/
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Lots of diversions to TPA tonight, including LH's 744 (looked good next to her A343 cousin) and an EI A333.

Here's the A343 flying past the 744 tonight. https://instagram.com/p/BgheO0Fl_zz/

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by axiom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?
Replies: 19
Views: 3326

Re: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?

PHL is most surprising to me. MCO/TPA/FLL are all very large DL stations - even larger than RDU in passenger numbers and revenue. So no surprises to see them here. Is it surprising the length or that DL covers it? Anyways, DL has been more steady covering PHL-SLC than AA/US. In winter - e.g. Januar...

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by axiom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?
Replies: 19
Views: 3326

Re: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?

Are we having this absurd EWR/NYC debate again? It's a metro NY airport with a unique and expanded catchment area. End of story.

PHL is most surprising to me. MCO/TPA/FLL are all very large DL stations - even larger than RDU in passenger numbers and revenue. So no surprises to see them here.

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by axiom
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 9999

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

No actually. this whole thread tells the tale of Cuba not being overly successful from United States. That’s why there’s a bunch of vacant slots And legacies wanting to fill those slots with outsourced 50 seaters. Anyone can tell you it will work from Florida (especially Miami). Just can’t seem to ...

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by axiom
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 9999

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

jfklganyc wrote:
The “failure” route was mentioned in one of the cities you listed. Just follow what airlines are doing specifically cutting back to once a week service. tells the tale well


Tells the tale of one market, sure.

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