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by axiom
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 71
Views: 4126

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

ZRH-DEN was just started this summer. We'll see how the season goes!

In before this turns into a DTW thread...

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by axiom
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 251
Views: 23692

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

some more love for RSW would be welcomed, and please for gods sake open SRQ! I think RSW is coming along nicely, but SRQ is very interesting. I know it's close to RSW but I think it helps open up Florida to the rest of the country, the eastern seaboard at least. mariner If SRQ is close to RSW (whic...

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by axiom
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 12368

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Six years, 34 industrial actions later, still the list of potential destinations is too long, particularly when LH-LCCs are sprouting everywhere. What does this have to do with my post? LH used 8 depreciated aircraft to launch or sustain 9 (or more?) destinations. They are delivering strong returns...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Artwork at ATL
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Artwork at ATL

As I transfer at ATL today, I was surprised to see stone artworks from Africa in the tunnel between A and T. Why Africa? Seems like there should be something to show Atlanta. I did not have time to venture to the other concourses. Do the other tunnels have art from other places? Does it progress to...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 7007

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

All stations: ORIGIN Load Factor TPA 93.7% Damn -- you think they'd give this a second frequency, at least on peak days and during peak season. Are fares so low as to necessitate a load factor like this? Or start a route to other stations, like SJC, SAN, or PDX. I know the TPA airport would sweeten...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 7007

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

SumChristianus wrote:

All stations:
ORIGIN Load Factor
TPA 93.7%


Damn -- you think they'd give this a second frequency, at least on peak days and during peak season. Are fares so low as to necessitate a load factor like this?

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 13673

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

EDIT - please delete

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9220

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I wonder what BOS is? Is that the largest non hub station? BOS had 84 departures today. 72 mainline. MCO had 52. All mainline. So BOS beats out MCO by 30 flights a day. Thanks, that surprises me. I figured BOS would have far more flights, but fewer seats - FL markets are large narrowbody central. B...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 13673

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Always find DL's gigantic FL footprint to be interesting. Here are the two large Central Florida stations to begin... would be good to see South Florida and the smaller stations too. And this is far from peak season... MCO 320: 7 321: 12 M88: 1 712: 3 738: 3 739: 3 752: 24 (!) 753: 2 763: 2 Total =...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 12368

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Maybe increased ops. in Seattle? ZRH - SEA, MUC - SEA, etc. I'm not sure if SEA can sustain the TA growth it's seen in the last few years, but perhaps WK could go summer seasonal to SEA from ZRH. Fits in with routes like SAN, DEN, and TPA which have blended leisure and business demand. On the downs...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 12368

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

... Looks like plenty of action to me, even in the context of LH'a ever-changing operations. I'm sure others can add more to this. Six years, 34 industrial actions later, still the list of potential destinations is too long, particularly when LH-LCCs are sprouting everywhere. What does this have to...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 13673

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Actually, KLM isn't completely wrong. In many situations where a routing over CVG makes much more sense, the connection via out of the way ATL appears in the first 5 or so results. Yes, the surprise of the century: DL flows traffic over ATL at the expense of CVG. Grand conspiracy? Or basic economic...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 12368

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

What happened to project Jump, the infamous low-cost service using paid-off 340s to low-yield destinations. All talk no action. Wow. That's a lot of arrogance coming from someone who clearly doesn't know what they're talking about. Jump was the internal designation for a strategy to reduce the J se...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9220

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
I wonder what BOS is? Is that the largest non hub station?


That or MCO. Suspect BOS has more flights, but MCO more seats. RDU, TPA, LAS must be up there too.

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by axiom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 13673

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Always find DL's gigantic FL footprint to be interesting. Here are the two large Central Florida stations to begin... would be good to see South Florida and the smaller stations too. And this is far from peak season... MCO 320: 7 321: 12 M88: 1 712: 3 738: 3 739: 3 752: 24 (!) 753: 2 763: 2 Total = ...

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by axiom
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11433

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

MGA is losing service awfully fast. Very unfortunate to see. I wonder how long until intra Central American flights are reduced. I had someone a few years ago try to convince me that Nicaragua is the up and coming US retirement destination. Glad I didn't listen ! Lol...haven't heard about that one....

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by axiom
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11433

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

727LOVER wrote:
enilria wrote:
727LOVER wrote:

Not headline worthy? LOL :D



That's a quick upgrade

Ran out of space. Also, didn't remember if it was there this last Winter.


AA hasn't flown it since around 2000...and that was weekend only

Congrats on this return! ;-)

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by axiom
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4465

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

So would this mean that Westjet mainline would be reducing service to these destinations or are they adding capacity to these routes? I cannot say that I am happy if it is the former since I would much rather have a more premium brand flying into Phoenix. As far as I know, Swoop will be operating o...

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by axiom
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4465

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

Very interesting. No mention of operating bases or routes in the filing. As far as I know, Toronto is off limits for Swoop, relegaating them to secondary markets like Edmonton, Hamilton, and Halifax. Wonder if this is still the plan?

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by axiom
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7043

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

Yes, it's worth emphasizing how MAN's rise has surely had consequences on services across the north, with LPL perhaps losing the most. MAN is effectively the go-to airport for most people from Liverpool right over to Leeds and Sheffield, especially for long haul travel. I don't see that changing any...

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by axiom
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5932

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Some of this is also coming from FLL cuts: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279090/spirit-airlines-sep-nov-2018-ft-lauderdale-caribbeancentral-america-service-changes/ All those FLL cuts are temporary seasonal adjustments for the slow fall travel period. FALL is the high season in ...

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by axiom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

Small peas, but Havana Air is now operating Holguin twice weekly using Swift 734s. This brings their operation up to 6 weekly flights -- two each to Havana, Santa Clara, and Holguin -- on top of WN's daily to HAV. Hoping to see Camaguey stick around outside of Christmas.

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by axiom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Artwork at ATL
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Artwork at ATL

As I transfer at ATL today, I was surprised to see stone artworks from Africa in the tunnel between A and T. Why Africa? Seems like there should be something to show Atlanta. I did not have time to venture to the other concourses. Do the other tunnels have art from other places? Does it progress to...

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by axiom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7043

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

Wednesdayite wrote:
leghorn wrote:
Ahem. £26 sterling tax on a return ticket.


A bargain compared with walk up rail fares.

Just googled tomorrow. Euston to Lime Street. Cheapest standard single in rush hour is £136.


The answer to this particular dilemma isn't to start air service, it's to nationalize the rail system ;-)

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by axiom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7043

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

Of course there is demand for travel between Liverpool and London. That's obvious. The question is about air travel demand, and I'd think the answer is obvious by now, too.

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by axiom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7043

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

There are over 60 trains a day from Liverpool Lime Street to London, many direct and taking around 2 hours. There's no market to fly this, beyond that for connecting traffic. Alas, BA finds more value in limiting regional connections to a handful of cities. MAN and LBA are of comparable distance to ...

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by axiom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38015

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Taken altogether, it's a sobering picture for Boeing. Yet another program failure. At least they have the KC46. Oh wait, its late and over budget also, and will likely never make a dime of profit for Boeing. How did they fall so far so fast? Boeing stock 1 Sep 2000: $64.000 Boeing stock 1 June 2017...

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by axiom
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit launches AVL
Replies: 28
Views: 2728

Re: Spirit launches AVL

tb727 wrote:
Moving East to West with these announcements, maybe BNA tomorrow, MEM on Friday? Didn't see AVL coming.


Track Mark Kopczak's movements :lol:

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by axiom
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

A bit different. It's increasingly difficult to argue that SRQ is not in the same metro as TPA. We're talking about bleeding between regions, not preferences within regions. This is like arguing that HOU bleeds to IAH.... Not saying this is the pure definition....but do people living near HOU have ...

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by axiom
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

Perhaps just an uninformed perception from a new and inexperienced poster, but there seems to be so much bleed in the Tampa Bay market from TPA to MCO. Down right LAUGHABLE :lol: :lol: :rotfl: What the hell do you think TPA does to SRQ? A bit different. It's increasingly difficult to argue that SRQ...

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by axiom
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

To be fair, we don't know if the NK TPA-LAX suspension is permanent or seasonal, and I suspect we won't until the schedules are loaded for next summer -- right now they're only loaded through mid Feb.

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by axiom
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

I think the best thing TPA airport can do is to persuade BA to switch the LON service from LGW to LHR. And hopefully with the feed from LHR this route can become daily. All other European routes bar from DUB would barely work. A strong hub like LHR and FRA works for TPA because of the feed from oth...

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by axiom
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

Can state with confidence that AV won't be doing TPA at least within the next 5 years, best bet would be for another airline to do BOG, maybe WN but still doubt it How could you, let alone anyone, make a five year declaration in this industry?! What's the basis of your opinion? Investor reports, AV...

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by axiom
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

pipeafcr wrote:
Can state with confidence that AV won't be doing TPA at least within the next 5 years, best bet would be for another airline to do BOG, maybe WN but still doubt it


How could you, let alone anyone, make a five year declaration in this industry?! What's the basis of your opinion?

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by axiom
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4794

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Great, a return to MCO and FLL -- two big unserved airports in already served markets. They were served by Frontier and Allegiant, respectively, though they dropped them a few years ago. Plus the connection opportunities on Spirit finally provide some LCC competition to lots of Caribbean/Latin Amer...

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by axiom
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

Today NK announced GSO-TPA. Year round, 2-3 weekly. 21st city served from TPA (well, we'll see if LAX comes back next summer). This felt like a longstanding gap. Didn't DL serve this back when they had a TPA focus city in the early 2000s?

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by axiom
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

I wouldn't put too much stock into it - word is that Aer Lingus is focused on markets offering revenue guarantees, which large markets like Tampa Bay generally don't do. Do you have a source for this? GVIIO's rumor is pretty consistent with buzz we've been hearing from many corners about DUB-TPA. T...

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by axiom
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9661

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

I can't imagine why any company would choose to produce a product in such a business unfriendly region as the Pacific Northwest. High taxes, high costs for everything, polticians that hate business, and hostile labor unions all add up to a toxic mixture. I don't see any way that NMA production ends...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

My sources at the airport indicate its like Aer Lingus that the airport will announce within the coming weeks with a potential start date of November that's what I was told from credible sources. Not too sure if I buy it personally. I wouldn't put too much stock into it - word is that Aer Lingus is...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 34045

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

AFAIK LH is in the process of "mainlining" these CL 343 routes, in part by bringing on other aircraft. TPA is about to move to a higher J 343, for example. Perhaps this bigger process will be moved forward, and a 346 brought back in to the fold...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10211

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

DL hasn't been on DTW-SRQ for years I think the last time it was flown consistently is when there still was a Northwest What are you talking about? I guess that depends on your definition of consistently because Delta has flown DTW-SRQ seasonally between December and March/April every year. NW did ...

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by axiom
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 34045

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

D-AIFA had just arrived from ATL. A shame to see her looking like this...

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by axiom
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10211

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

those basic economy price matching must be hard on NK! Looks like they are rethinking their strategy of going after major city hubs. Going after major leisure spots like LAS/MCO/MSY would seem to be a good strategy going forward. They seem to do better at large WN stations that are heavily leisure,...

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by axiom
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10211

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

PlanesNTrains wrote:
klm617 wrote:
jordanh wrote:
Not so long ago, DFW was going to be their biggest hub... where will that "honor" go now?



To DTW where it belongs as the birthplace of NK


Who didn’t see that coming? Anybody?


To be fair, jordanh asked for it; they mentioned an airline and an airport. Fair game!

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by axiom
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10211

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

I'm not surprised to see NK drop TPA-LAX (presumably permanently). DL has been running up to 12 weeklies, and WN starts a daily this summer. WN has up to 120 flights a day at TPA, while DL is a strong number two -- and both are much bigger on the LAX end. Don't see this market sustaining more than t...

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by axiom
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 170
Views: 12022

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

According to the weekly OAG thread, NK is dropping TPA-LAX in September. Unclear if it's a seasonal suspension or permanent. To be honest, this doesn't surprise me. DL responded by running up to 12x weekly, and WN enters the market this summer. I'm not sure the market can support more than two daily...

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by axiom
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone serving MIA-IAD?
Replies: 17
Views: 2806

Re: Anyone serving MIA-IAD?

IAD-Florida is pretty anemic on the whole. Outside of MIA, today there's: IAD-MCO - UA x4 320/737, WN x 1 737 IAD-TPA - UA x3 737 IAD-FLL - UA x2 737, WN x1 737 IAD-JAX - UAX x3 CR7/E45 Granted, it's not peak season to FL, but it's pretty incredible how almost all the traffic flows out of DCA and B...

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by axiom
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5458

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

Polot wrote:
I don’t know how anyone can say south Florida-MAD is a dartboard route. A route operated 4x daily by 3 airlines (one of which has virtually no feed in MIA) is not dependent on onward connections from Florida for success.



Missed this before posting the same. Absolutely.

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by axiom
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5458

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

600k flew MAD-MIA last year. It's hardly a minisicule market, and it makes sense that it could stand to be stimulated by low fares.

I'm highly skeptical of Norwegian's long term viability, but some of you all pull assumptions about markets out of your... well, you know where.

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