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by axiom
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 67
Views: 8074

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

sbworcs wrote:
I wonder if the races of those involved had been reversed the situation would have been different?


What is this supposed to mean? These kinds of hypotheticals make no sense.

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by axiom
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 67
Views: 8074

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

We should listen to both sides before we judge this guy or the crew. There is probably more to this than what we see in the video. Just calling someone ugly or black in an argument doesn't make him a racist. Ok then Donald. Disgusting what this world is coming to. Just horrific. But this is the new...

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by axiom
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 9201

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

The reason MCO-GRU was started was to help G3 out with their network. The number one destination Brazilians wanted to go was Orlando. Since at the time DL had those frequencies plus the equipment and G3 didn’t. Now that GOL can fly to MCO with the MAX it was a matter of time. This was my hunch, too.

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by axiom
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 9201

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

I personally never thought this route stood a chance long term. I always thought MCO-Europe would be better fits. Local O&D and mismatched connecting traffic wasn't going to hold up. Similar to the fate of MIA-LHR about 6 years ago (anybody remember that one?) The MIA-LHR game was all about acc...

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by axiom
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 9201

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

Yeah I was agreeing with you, haha Ah, grand. Here are some revenue numbers for those "not major" cities next to smaller hubs. Obviously, these will have changed somewhat, but only in a direction which supports my point. I welcome more recent data if folks have a public source. DL 2015 To...

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 9201

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

Just because DL makes a lot of revenue in MCO let's not assume automatically that there is profit from it. The Brazilian announcement said DL was committed to serving Brazil from Atlanta, JFK and Detroit. If the MCO operation wasn't profitable, it wouldn't be so large, and DL would not be experimen...

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 9201

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

Larger than RDU and CVG At last reference, yes. Yeah I was agreeing with you, haha Ah, grand. Here are some revenue numbers for those "not major" cities next to smaller hubs. Obviously, these will have changed somewhat, but only in a direction which supports my point. I welcome more recen...

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 9201

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

Not really. MCO used to be a much larger station for Delta. They pretty much had the entire airside to themselves. They allowed the LCC's to take away their market share. Yes, really. MCO still rivals DL focus cities in revenue and passengers carried. Larger than RDU and CVG At last reference, yes.

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 263
Views: 25165

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

BA doesn't even serve Charlotte, a major Oneworld airline hub, yet it's now going to CHS. Honestly, I would've thought that a leisure route like this would go into LGW, alongside Orlando and Punta Canada and the like. You do know Charleston is in SC, not NC? BA don't need to serve Charlotte on thei...

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 263
Views: 25165

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

As for that chart about the largest markets without TATL service, someone in CMH can easily drive to CLE (Icelandair), PIT (WW, Condor, or soon BA), or CVG (DL) to hop on a TATL flight. Kansas City on the other hand is all by itself. The question there is whether the local economy can sustain seaso...

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop having to cancel all U.S. flights until (at least) Oct. 27th, 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 6484

Re: Swoop having to cancel all U.S. flights until (at least) Oct. 27th, 2018

yhu wrote:
I hate hearing customers claim that flights are cancelled "due to low loads". Flights go out with one person on them. Airlines don't cancel due to low loads.


Indeed. And as if a Canadian airline would have trouble filling seats to Florida and other sun destinations from major cities.

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 9201

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

Outside stations other than major cities/hubs generally only see either AMS or CDG. So as long as AMS is flying I doubt you'll see CDG in the near future. If you don't understand that MCO is a "major city" (whatever that is) for DL, you aren't in a position to dismiss that possibility. No...

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 9201

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

As long as the frame moves to open MCOCDG ...... Outside stations other than major cities/hubs generally only see either AMS or CDG. So as long as AMS is flying I doubt you'll see CDG in the near future. If you don't understand that MCO is a "major city" (whatever that is) for DL, you are...

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by axiom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16416

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

We are still talking about Icelandair making less profits, not losses. As in most cases when a company disappoints its shareholders, they will try to do better. I said very clearly that the carriers should not be lumped together, but I also think folks are downplaying the challenges FI is facing. N...

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by axiom
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16416

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Let’s not lump the two airlines together. There is no proof that fi has any financial issues. While I also would caution against lumping these two enterprises together, your second statement is not true. FI is also in the midst of restructuring following concerning financial results. This has been ...

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by axiom
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16416

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Let’s not lump the two airlines together. There is no proof that fi has any financial issues. While I also would caution against lumping these two enterprises together, your second statement is not true. FI is also in the midst of restructuring following concerning financial results. This has been ...

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by axiom
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 238
Views: 18209

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

Per the latest OAG posting, looks like TPA-SFO is going 2x daily in July. This is great news. I'm surprised to see Southern in Florida. Love how the intra-Florida flying continues, against the odds. Also impressive to see TPA fly past the 20 million passenger mark this past FY. http://www.tampaairp...

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by axiom
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4693

Re: Future Norwegian Long Haul flights

LGW-TPA, ARN-MCO and FCO-FLL start later this month. FLL-MAD begins in March. I believe these are their only upcoming LH flights open for booking.

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by axiom
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 8136

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

I believe they were operated to SJC, TPA, NBO among a few others? The Cityline A340s were distinguishable from the mainline A340s by being painted in the Star Alliance livery but without the Lufthansa titles on the forward fuselage. Also YUL-FRA. Flew them last month, YUL-FRA then FRA-AMS, same rou...

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by axiom
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 8136

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

Now that Lh Cityline only operates Crj‘s and A319‘s I am wondering with what aircraft type they will operate the flights to Lcy, as their whole fleet is not capable of doing so. Don't forget they also got a number of E-190s and E-195s. The E-jets are capable of London City flights. Did you read the...

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by axiom
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17456

Re: LH closing SJC

What are the chances that LH comes back to SJC later on? I think the problem with economics of this route was due to the deployment of the A343 on it. If they used something more fuel efficient, like the A333 or A359 (when more enter their fleet), the route could be more viable. Also if they pushed...

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by axiom
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 6314

Re: Hurricane Micheal

A388 wrote:
I'm traveling through Miami tommorrow, what effect will Miami get?

A388


MIA is fine. No disruptions from TPA south.

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by axiom
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 749
Views: 67026

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Sure, but it has almost zero corporate attachment, and it's pretty much pure leisure. I don't really see a link to any kind of business traffic. If they cut SRQ and DAB, the strategy is the same, RSW and MCO are substitutes. I think that's fair. This has always been DAB's problem. It's not as if B6...

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by axiom
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 749
Views: 67026

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Well, we don't know what they are doing for sure. DAB is not important to NYC travelers. There may be some New Yorkers with SRQ vacation homes, but they have RSW pretty close. RNO/ABQ agreed. . Eh, I wouldn't be so sure about that. Believe me. I'm a New Yorker, and DAB is important to me. There's a...

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by axiom
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7849

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

Perhaps the reason UA only provides limited service to FL from DEN is that origin pax prefer to travel to Mexico and Hawaii over Florida? DEN has nonstops to almost every vacation spot in Mexico and daily flights to each main airport in Hawaii. UA provides 871 daily seats year-round but can’t offer...

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by axiom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 34
Views: 6273

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

Maybe on the B6 MCO, but UA, for example, asked for permission to use a United Express partner on and downgraded to an e jet on IAH-HAV. Why would they want a second frequency. Just use a 737 instead. I’ll bet DL isn’t setting the world on fire with MIA and wouldn’t be interested in another MIA fre...

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by axiom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 34
Views: 6273

Re: AA to end CLT-HAV

TPA-Cuba is profitable -- otherwise we wouldn't see charter carriers put up the cash for six weekly regularly scheduled charters to HAV, HOG, SNU, on top of WN's growing service.

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by axiom
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ViaAir adding CHS, CAE and TLH
Replies: 15
Views: 2088

Re: ViaAir adding CHS, CAE and TLH

TLH-SFB twice weekly? That is a very questionable allocation of resources.

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by axiom
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 34
Views: 6273

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

I would not be surprised to see US-HAV shrink to HAV-MIA/FLL/TPA, and maybe JFK or EWR, plus one other legacy hub (ATL?).

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by axiom
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings changes the strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 2650

Re: Eurowings changes the strategy

I’m confused with LHs strategy sometimes. EW seems impossible to keep on top of, especially long haul. And then there’s the ‘jump’ operation and the SN A340 opps... makes my head spin. The Jump op is closing up -- those routes will be flown by mainline pilots now. But yes. A total nightmare to keep...

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by axiom
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9433

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Skyteam is not messing around, new non-hub routes to LAS, TPA, IND, and MCO in the last year! could you remind us which these are? I'm unaware of the IND non hub skyteam route I should have specified non-hub TATL routes: MCO-AMS A330 IND-CDG B763 TPA-AMS B763 LAS-AMS B789 Is MCO going A330 next yea...

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by axiom
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9433

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Cool add. I'm unfamilar with LAS TATL flying, what else goes across the Atlantic from LAS? There's seasonality and some are just one day per week but this year they include... VS from MAN and LGW, interestingly BA from both LHR and LGW, MT, EW and Condor. I might have missed one or two. WK flies ZR...

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by axiom
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9433

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Another push into the AMS-US market for KL/DL. We've got new service to LAS and TPA, and added metal on BOS and LAX. Any other substantial additions to come?

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by axiom
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16090

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Nice but I bet a lot off people would appreciate knowing what WTP is. after all there are many on here that do not know all the internal terms. Sorry ... I referenced it earlier but didn't put the abbreviation in parentheses. WTP is willingness to pay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willingness_to_p...

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by axiom
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5416

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I think naming Detroit the best connecting hub from this study is a bit of a stretch. I'm not saying that Detroit is not a good connecting hub, but this study was not ranking best airports to connect in. The study was ranking airports by passenger satisfaction. The six criteria included "termi...

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by axiom
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9091

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

jfklganyc wrote:
They pulled FLL and MIA



That's not most FL flying ;-)

But yes, it was always striking. And it remains a big network weakness, although not as bad as it was.

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by axiom
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9091

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

The mid 2000s drawdown had nothing to do with the merger! It was before the merger. The merger made them bigger in MIA again. UA withdrew most if not all IAD Florida flying more recently when WN and B6 were awarded DCA slots and used them to move their Florida service to the close in airport. Very ...

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by axiom
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX
Replies: 19
Views: 3849

Re: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX

if they cancel MCO-EYW maybe WN will be able to jump back on once their ops manuals are updated. I can't help but wonder if that runway extension makes EYW more palatable to WN than before, never mind the airline's increasingly flexible business model. I do think the only future expansion possibili...

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by axiom
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9091

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

Don't really see JetBlue adding much except a few FL routes that are low yielding... Ah, yes, the old "Florida is low yielding" chestnut. Must be why the most profitable legacy sources a huge amount of its total traffic and revenue from Florida. All that LCC junk, indeed.... Florida is lo...

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by axiom
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9091

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

25 flights a day isn't much of a hub. Was the MCO hub a larger operation at its peak? There are two holes in their network, the PNW and the SE. A JetBlue merger would solve this at least in part. Don't really see JetBlue adding much except a few FL routes that are low yielding... Ah, yes, the old &...

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by axiom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17049

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ra-450551/


Thanks! I'm still getting used to the name change. Looks great.
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wrongwayup wrote:
axiom wrote:
I'm really excited to see this bird join the DL family.

Has anyone seen if there is a A220 logo applied to customer aircraft?


Yes

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ra-450551/


Thanks! I'm still getting used to the name change. Looks great.

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by axiom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17049

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

I'm really excited to see this bird join the DL family.

Has anyone seen if there is a A220 logo applied to customer aircraft?

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by axiom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 50
Views: 6990

Re: COPA 7M9 Routes from PTY filed

TPA indeed comes as a surprise to me too but I read in an article that SFO was chosen because of UA being their Star Alliance partner who also has the MAX9 in case they need their support and training CM too. Maybe TPA was chosen for a similar purpose? A388 TPA has maintenance facilities, but to my...

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by axiom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces Bos
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: HA announces Bos

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1403871
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There has been a thread about this topic drawing discussion and sitting near the top of the first page for hours. Please look before starting a new thread. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1403871

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by axiom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 50
Views: 6990

Re: COPA 7M9 Routes from PTY filed

Many of these sound right -- SFO, LAS, LAX, SCL, COR being among their longer routes. TPA is a bit of a surprise, from a capacity perspective.

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by axiom
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14960

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

braniff2hav wrote:
I find it humorous that the AF Press Release never mentions Fort Worth, where the airport is located, not to mention the city itself being fairly sizable.


Few Europeans will know of FW. It's sensible.

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by axiom
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10316

Re: Rumours about Air France US expansion

Nice scoop!

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by axiom
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26902

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Definitely AUS -- didn't you all hear about the DL focus city that's always about to open up?

[/sarcasm]

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by axiom
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11419

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

Thanks enilria! I was told many years ago by a member of the executive suite at JetBlue that TPA was their worst performing Florida city. Since then smaller cities like SRQ and DAB have come aboard so TPA may no longer be worst. But 2 daily JFK TPA in January does say a lot Agreed. TPA is different...

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by axiom
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11419

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

*LA LIM-MCO OCT 1.0>0.3[1.0] NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0.0[1.0]

Wonder if this will be year-round? A pretty hit for Central Florida, where local and regional institutions have been trying to cultivate demand from Peru in particular.

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