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by FA9295
Tue May 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/as1611
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/as1606
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pdxswa wrote:
Very nice to see this here today !

Yep! It looks like flights AS1606 (LAX-PDX) & AS1611 (PDX-LAX) are going to be using the A321 for quite awhile:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/as1611
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/as1606

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by FA9295
Mon May 21, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Evidently there is a lot of ‘the sky is falling’ sentiment in this thread. Losing two routes that have been on and off, and mostly seasonal, means AS is pulling out of PDX...Nobody even seems to realize that AS is going to make some changes with the Virgin integration. They have to fight against DL...

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by FA9295
Mon May 21, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Concourse G?
Replies: 3
Views: 707

SLC Concourse G?

Just happened to be looking at KSLC on flightaware and noticed that the terminal 1 inbound and outbound flights list the departure and arrival gates at SLC as "G" gates. Didn't this used to be concourse "A", and when did they change it from "A" to "G"...?

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by FA9295
Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Definitely not the best week for PDX..... AM PDX-MEX SEP 1.0>0.9 OCT 1.0>0.8 *AS EUG-SJC SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 *AS LAX-MMH DEC 1.6>0 JAN 1.6>0 AS LAX-SJO SEP 0.4>0.6 OCT 0.5>0.6 *AS LAX-SUN JAN 1.0>0 *AS PDX-BLI SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 *AS PDX-P...

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by FA9295
Sat May 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I would actually like to see Southwest Airlines grow dramatically in Portland with more flights to current cities and adding new non - stop cities. Or actually be the largest airline in Portland like Southwest Airlines is in many cities. With the current approach that Alaska is taking at PDX, I wou...

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by FA9295
Sat May 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

^^^ You guys read the article wrong. They said, on those two routes, most customers were connecting. Not that PDX is mostly a connection city for them. Since BLI in particular flies right over SEA.... and Pasco is probably similar flight time to either, makes more sense that they redirect those pas...

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by FA9295
Sat May 19, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Quote from the thread: In the cases of Bellingham and Pasco service to Portland, most guest are connecting in Portland to other destinations. We can operate more efficiently and offer more connecting options having them travel through Seattle. This also allows us to redirect the flight time and cos...

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by FA9295
Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394549
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Welp, It looks like Horizon's PDX-PSC and PDX-BLI are on the chopping block: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394549

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by FA9295
Fri May 18, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Can anyone give insight as to why HA switched from the 330 to the 321? https://www.sfgate.com/chris-mcginnis/article/Hawaiian-Airlines-Airbus-A321-routes-12858660.php This article kind of gives a little insight (although not all that much). I guess they're slowly going to transition more west coast...

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by FA9295
Fri May 18, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

http://kval.com/news/local/alaska-air-to-discontinue-daily-service-between-eugene-and-san-jose-california "Alaska Air to discontinue daily service between Eugene and San Jose, California" This route never made any sense anyway Yeah. I've heard that EUG is pushing AS to replace the EUG-SJC...

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by FA9295
Fri May 18, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 10635

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

I’ve noticed lately that the DI flight LGW-SEA-LGW has been running late the last few weeks... about an hour late into SEA and about two late into LGW on each turn. The flight is generally heading along the Canadian border until the Great Lakes before taking the great circle. I’m assuming this is d...

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by FA9295
Fri May 18, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

After doing some research, here's what I could find for load factors on that route: EUG-SJC: Jan 2017 - 65.1% Feb 2017 - 66.1% Mar 2017 - 65.6% Apr 2017 - 69.1% May 2017 - 65.4% Jun 2017 - 84.1% Jul 2017 - 83.5% Aug 2017 - 79.7% Sep 2017 - 72.3% Oct 2017 - 78.4% Nov 2017 - 74.6% Dec 2017 - N/A (curr...

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by FA9295
Thu May 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4350

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

MIflyer12 wrote:
If AA can't make mainline work on Miami-Havana there's really no hope.

:checkmark: The unfortunate truth is that the market to/from Cuba was way overhyped, and now the airlines are starting to see the repercussions of it...

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by FA9295
Thu May 17, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747SP Coming To YLW 18/5/18
Replies: 16
Views: 2110

Re: 747SP Coming To YLW 18/5/18

Do we know what the registration for this 747 is...?

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by FA9295
Thu May 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CFO resigns
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: United CFO resigns

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394415
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Already being discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394415

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by FA9295
Thu May 17, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9781

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Midwestindy wrote:
Found it: F9 SAT-TUL/OKC/CMH/JAX/CLT/CLE/e.t.c

No surprise there. F9 has taken the rains lately with their dartboard-like approach. Their presence at SAT is already pretty substantial. Curious as to how you found this out, or if its just pure speculation...

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by FA9295
Thu May 17, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 51
Views: 12086

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

...and here come the a.net fanboys saying something to the degree of, "If they're not adding any new routes, than I'm not interested..."

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by FA9295
Thu May 17, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at JFK
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

Re: AA at JFK

JFK-SEA is rumored to get a 32B or a 757. JFK-ZRH they lost because they lost accounts from UBS and Credit Suisse which guaranteed seat revenue on the flight, similar to the arrangement for LHR-RDU flight, The reason was that the 763 was so unreliable leading to frequent delays and they complained ...

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by FA9295
Mon May 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 11015

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

enilria wrote:
Just google "politics"

Yep! :lol:

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by FA9295
Mon May 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 301
Views: 28944

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Well the 2018 Shareholders meeting is in BWI on Wednesday. Rumors and speculation are popping up and like always I will post them because it's PlaneFun to talk about. I personally have no inside knowledge just posting the speculations in the Fun of aviation industry guessing. That said here's what ...

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by FA9295
Mon May 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23037

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

AirKevin wrote:
When parts need to be certified, it's going to be expensive. I think the question then becomes if the cost for doing it is justified.

No, it's not justified. The pilot(s) just need to be careful and pay attention to their surroundings...

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by FA9295
Mon May 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Going to go on a long rant here............. So here's a question. Why do airlines that serve PDX always feel like they have to run red-eye flights out of the airport? What good is that going to serve them? The only true benefit that I see out of it would be legacy carriers running routes such as De...

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by FA9295
Mon May 14, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I’ve never understood why BA doesn’t start PDX, along with NH or JL. Maybe BA wouldn’t be as successful in PDX as I assumed they would. I think BA would do so much better on PDX-LHR then Delta/Virgin would. It would allow for a sufficient gateway to Africa and the Middle East. I was hoping that whe...

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by FA9295
Sun May 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Spirit is dropping PDX-DTW seasonal, which just started on 23 April. Maybe they’ll find success by picking an unserved route. From what I've heard overtime, is that PDX is a hit-or-miss market for most airlines. It either turns out to be very successful for them, or it performs very poorly, hence, ...

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by FA9295
Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 136
Views: 13214

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Thank you for the numbers, they are more than interesting. That's what I have been saying all along. Overall, B6 seems like it is doing quite well in the markets they serve. I fail to see why they would consider a merger with anyone, especially not now when they are starting to expand westward. Wel...

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by FA9295
Sat May 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I was told they upgauged the aircraft today to ship a bunch of damaged ULD containers. Guess they repair them ATL which makes sense. Anyone else notice that Volaris is running day time flights on Saturdays? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VOI5938 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VOI5939 They...

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by FA9295
Sat May 12, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Apparently United Airlines just announced a huge capacity expansion for routes to/from EWR and IAD. Of course PDX did not make the list...

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by FA9295
Sat May 12, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13951

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

EWR to PSP. Should be an interesting route to see pan out. Also, last winter UA suspended IAD-SMF...

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by FA9295
Thu May 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Travel Oregon recently released numbers of international travelers and where they come from. According to the 2017 Economic Impact Report, the top 12 are as follows: 12. Brazil: 8,100 (22/day) 11. Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg: 12,400 (34/day) 10. France: 13,300 (36/day) 9. Scandinavia: 16,400 (45...

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by FA9295
Thu May 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Avianca have US registration?
Replies: 11
Views: 2150

Re: Why does Avianca have US registration?

AeroMexico also has a lot of US registered aircraft:

    N377AR
    N825AM
    N875AM
    N950AM
    N957AM

...are the ones that I could find, but I'm sure that there's a lot more of them in their fleet...

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by FA9295
Thu May 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Air China adds Chengdu – London Gatwick from 03 July 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278582/air-china-adds-chengdu-london-gatwick-from-july-2018/ Apologies if this has already been posted (couldn't find a current discussion on the topic) CA will add Chengdu to London Gatwick service from 03 July 2018, operating three times a week wit...

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by FA9295
Thu May 10, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15636

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Addition of WiFi seems to lead the rumor mill, followed by possibly an enhanced customer service experience (improved big front seats that might include some included extras or something along those lines). Wi-Fi coming next year according to pilots and flight attendants I talked to. That's great n...

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by FA9295
Thu May 10, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why there was an Antinov 124 next to 28R/10L today? Oh yeah, I saw that a couple of days ago as I was driving up the departures drop-off ramp. I Was wondering what that was all about... I found it on flightaware: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA5363/history/20180501/1900Z/KPAE/KP...

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by FA9295
Thu May 10, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59617

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Just in time for my JL 788 flight to NRT. :wave: Too bad IND is gonna get that first (if we are to believe what is being said on the Indianapolis thread) I try not to listen too much to the rumor mill. I think it will happen, but not too soon. If they wanted to do it now they could because they wou...

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by FA9295
Wed May 09, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7153

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Another evacuation caught on tape that I find completely infuriating. - Passengers waisting precious time by tossing their baggage down the escape slide before they themselves slide down. - Hoards of passengers exiting through the over-wing exits, only to stand on the wing cluelessly and pointlessl...

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by FA9295
Wed May 09, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 3995

Re: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

Here's another issue with a TPAC hub at ANC. The only viable markets that, say, a 757 or A321LR could safely reach to/from ANC would be NRT/HND, ICN, PEK, and PVG (barely). All of these already have non-stop flights from many places in the USA, Canada, and even Mexico, so there would be no point in ...

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by FA9295
Wed May 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 3995

Re: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

Essentially, the OP is comparing ANC as a possible TPAC hub to today's successful TATL business model produced at KEF from Icelandair and WOWair. With that all said, ANC and KEF are like apples to oranges. Little comparison at all, really. Although, I would say, however, that the demand to ANC itsel...

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by FA9295
Tue May 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Some Data...... Full year 2017 Load Factors from USDOT T100 Outbound from DTW DEST Load Factor PDX … 79.9% Huh... is PDX really that low...? I guess this explains Alaska's struggle to keep this route year-round. All in all, 79.9% isn't all that bad, but Delta is obviously taking the larger share of...

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by FA9295
Tue May 08, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2529

Re: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020

Don't think this is posted yet: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/JAL-to-launch-budget-airline-ahead-of-Tokyo-Olympics Plan is to start long-haul flights to N. America, Europe, and other part of Asia (i.e. Outside of East/SE Asia where current Jetstar Japan + its partners operate). Persona...

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by FA9295
Tue May 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

SEA-DEN is much more saturated than PDX-DEN is. Not saying that SEA-DEN isn't warranted on AS, but if they can run up to 6x daily 737 SEA-DEN flights, then they can easily run 3x daily E175 PDX-DEN flights. Also, SEA-LAX is almost double the capacity that PDX-LAX is. Talk about major saturation... ...

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by FA9295
Tue May 08, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

It's the "other airlines not stepping up" part that I find interesting. I pay closer attention to EUG than PDX simply because I live here - but the difference is that we're seeing double-digit growth year over year, and others (UA, DL, AA) are taking all of it, while AS/QX remains flat at...

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by FA9295
Mon May 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Portland is in a precarious position with Alaska. Totally dependent. Their dominance keeps other airlines from taking many chances here. Also, the fact they don’t fly to Asia or Europe has attracted Delta to provide some international routes, but they have a less than 100% commitment to Portland be...

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by FA9295
Mon May 07, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 489
Views: 40438

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

If Alaska wants to give Portland the middle finger, I'm sure another airline would jump in. Portland is in a precarious position with Alaska. Totally dependent. Their dominance keeps other airlines from taking many chances here. Also, the fact they don’t fly to Asia or Europe has attracted Delta to...

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by FA9295
Mon May 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10889

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I'm surprised they're going via ACC to be honest, when they have a successful hub at DUB already - DUB has no link to Texas, is high-yielding in its own right, and a DUB stop makes for a shorter overall routing than with an ACC one: ADD - DUB - IAH: 8,509 mi ADD - ACC - IAH: 9,022 mi http://www.gcm...

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by FA9295
Mon May 07, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39360

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

khowaga wrote:
colindm wrote:
What routes can we expect to Austin on the 797?


What, in this scenario, is a 797? A 737 replacement? Or something else?

I would suspect the 797 to mostly replace 757 and 767 routes.

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by FA9295
Mon May 07, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39360

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

DL has increased their AUS flying 21% YOY. I think a lot of that is from up-gauging aircraft. Everyone thinks LF=profit. Thats simply not the case in austin, although most flights do tend to be full. I fly for business several times a month and book just about 14 days out. The fares are much higher...

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by FA9295
Mon May 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI
Replies: 26
Views: 4226

Re: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI

readytotaxi wrote:
The driver said he didn't see it, the airline said it was in plane sight. :rotfl:

Well someone had to go there... :roll:

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by FA9295
Mon May 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Re: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N625VA
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Does anyone know what's happening to N625VA? It's been at GSO since March 30th.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N625VA

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