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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 286
Views: 37009

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Sometimes, I get the impression you have it in for SJC ;) DL obviously sees some kind of potential there, perhaps the same thing that WN and AS see, perhaps a different segment of the market. M I can see why you would have that impression, but believe me that it's really nothing personal. I'm just ...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Hawaii (2 year round, 2 seasonal) destinations, Seasonal Mexico (SJD, PVR), JFK, DCA, BOS, ORD, MCI, DAL, AUS, are some of the available connections, some longer than others. I expect PAE to be timed for banks out of PDX, timed - morning 8-11am bank, mid-day 11am - 3pm bank & an evening departu...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 286
Views: 37009

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Right. You also know the PDEW is skewed because of leakage to SFO. Just because 125 people travel from SJC-BOS doesn’t mean there isn’t demand for more. There could be many people going to SFO due to lack of options from SJC. They by both of your logic, an airline should never add a new route? Afte...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 286
Views: 37009

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Presumably if there was large unmet demand on SJC-BOS, B6 would have expanded from their sole red eye at some point. SFO-BOS seems overserved at the moment, which probably discourages anyone from considering additional BOS-OAK/SJC flights. Oh come on now 'Tim' . What kind of logic is that?! Oh yeah...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 286
Views: 37009

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

The first new route that came to my mind is SJC-BOS. That market seems really underserved. AA once had 4x on that route. I’m surprise AS hasn’t added it yet. Presumably if there was large unmet demand on SJC-BOS, B6 would have expanded from their sole red eye at some point. SFO-BOS seems overserved...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

PAE-SMF sounds right. That’s my guess too. PAE-OAK is my next guess. I don’t see PAE-GEG being that big of a market, but I could be wrong. Something like PAE-OGG could be a dark-horse if they are able to start mainline there. AS doesn't really have any interest in OAK. Loads between SEA and OAK are...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 286
Views: 37009

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DL is over 5 (!) times bigger at SFO than at SJC, but SJC is the focus city?

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by ucdtim17
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23106

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

SEA was unlikely, but nothing else was more likely, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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by ucdtim17
Fri May 31, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO Weather Delays
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: SFO Weather Delays

The contingency plan should be a new airport, or expanding the current one into the bay. The delays are caused by limits to runway acceptance rates due to close parallels. GF Yup. Extending into the bay would obviously be the easiest, but there is zero political appetite to do so, which is beyond f...

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by ucdtim17
Tue May 28, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 13386

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

Another week of crickets from AS. Perhaps congrats are in order as they seem to have settled on the ideal perfectly efficient schedule, with no further tweaks required. Surprising no other airlines have managed to figure that out.

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SEA-LGB before SEA-OAK/BUR/ONT?
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Alsatian wrote:
carljanderson wrote:
enilria wrote:
DL LGB-SLC NOV 4>5[4] JAN 4>5[4] FEB 4>5[4]

So here is 1 of the 4 new slots... Leaving 3x daily to ????? https://lbpost.com/news/southwest-delta ... h-airport/


I would bet on 2x SEA and 1x ATL.


SEA-LGB before SEA-OAK/BUR/ONT?

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by ucdtim17
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44016

Re: WN looking at A220

A friend in the pilot union confirms they are demo'ing the A220. It is more of a concern that an AD on the 737 could ground the entire airline overnight. The same risk exists for all single fleet type airlines. For this reason I'm surprised they've always kept all their eggs in one basket. Seems cr...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15090

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

XE BUR-CCR MAY 0>1.6[0.9] XE BUR-LAS MAY 0>6[1.0] XE BUR-OAK MAY 0>5[1.2] XE LAS-OAK MAY 0>3[0] XE LAS-SNA MAY 0>3[0] XE OAK-SNA MAY 0>1.9[0] Nice to see someone taking advantage of AS's avoidance of OAK. 6x to BUR, 4x to SNA, 4x to LAS (by July) are approaching competitive with WN for many schedul...

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by ucdtim17
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7589

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

OAK recently spent $33 mil on Terminal 1 but managed to avoid any customer-facing improvements (https://www.portofoakland.com/press-releases/press-release-342/). Concessions are being overhauled now so the end product there should be a significant improvement but I don’t think there are other major ...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7589

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

SJC and OAK pretty much always get f***ed by SFO. Or by local people’s belief that the only airport in the Bay Area is SFO. I would guess the problem is everyone else, not locals. Tourists and other visitors want to fly to “San Francisco” airport and may not know if another airport might be closer ...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7589

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayint ... s/8164595/
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FLIHGH wrote:
OAK-IAD actually held on for pretty long, but I don’t believe it was daily towards the end. But, it made it to this decade.


It ended June 2014 https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayint ... s/8164595/

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by ucdtim17
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7589

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

It seems like B6 could add a daytime OAK-JFK given the growth in the East Bay. I was a frequent flyer on the route from ~2012-2015 and always hoped for every schedule extension to see a daytime flight added as the economy moved out of the recession and got stronger year after year. Like AS though, ...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7589

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

Also started OAK-FLL in 2006; I don't know how long it lasted though - https://www.oaklandairport.com/jetblue-airways-inaugurates-new-daily-nonstop-to-fort-lauderdale-florida-from-oak/. 16 daily flights to five destinations at that point. OAK-IAD lasted through the worst recession years before it wa...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: OAK to DFW on AA - 1 flight per day
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: OAK to DFW on AA - 1 flight per day

That one nonstop is cancelled as of next month, with only connections via PHX to fly OAK-DFW. Obviously AA has seen the market cannot support nonstops to DFW and beyond so obviously the SFO, SJC and SMF's have the flights. OAK connections obviously set to route all via PHX so better use of that air...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 MLB Charters
Replies: 33
Views: 3803

Re: 2019 MLB Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI ... /RJTT/KOAK
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Ossyoos wrote:
Does anyone know what Seattle and Oakland are flying back from Tokyo?
I saw a picture that has the Mariners boarding an Atlas 747 of some form, but no tail number.


Looks like the A's also have an Atlas 747 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI ... /RJTT/KOAK

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by ucdtim17
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42849

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I cannot find any connecting routings or schedules from DEN to HNL via any of the California gateways. I tried random dates for a DEN-xxx-HNL trip, but no dice. SmithAir747 And THIS may be how AS, DL and UA survive WN to Hawaii. WN has nearly no connecting to most places east of CA. If AS is smart,...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42849

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

SmithAir747 wrote:
I cannot find any connecting routings or schedules from DEN to HNL via any of the California gateways. I tried random dates for a DEN-xxx-HNL trip, but no dice.

SmithAir747


Try again. They opened up more seats. There are easy connections to OAK-HNL most days.

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by ucdtim17
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY drops FDF/PTP bases
Replies: 29
Views: 3464

Re: DY drops FDF/PTP bases

Still no word on long haul cuts?

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by ucdtim17
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13298

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

It'd be nice if the on/off/on/off ATL-OAK flight finally sticks permanently, especially after DL dropped OAK-LAX (and has declined to start OAK-SEA)

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by ucdtim17
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 8995

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

BobbyPSP wrote:
Those temps are common for ORD this time of year.... it's the wind chill that gets bad


The forecast temps are 40 degrees below normal and will be approaching all time record lows and low highs - i.e. not "common"

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: OAK Airport to Monterey
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: OAK Airport to Monterey

Thank you for your responses. She's booked for OAK now. I believe it's around an hour and three quarters by road. That'll be what, a $200 cab ride ? Could take BART to Warm Springs ($11.15) then Uber/cab from there. UberX estimate right now is $106 Warm Springs to Monterey. Not quick or cheap though.

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by ucdtim17
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3324

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/new ... -2018.html
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Looks like SJC is officially going to pass OAK for #2 in the Bay Area and #4 in the state https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/new ... -2018.html

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Airports that are close to each other
Replies: 47
Views: 2659

Re: Cities with Airports that are close to each other

I always wondered how flight paths worked when Alameda Naval Air Station was open. It's 5.5 mi away from OAK and directly under the normal departure from rwy 30.

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by ucdtim17
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6310

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

Will passengers fly to OAK? They just might. Absolutely. Public transit links to San Francisco, as well as easy access to Wine Country, Lake Tahoe, and other popular tourist areas in northern California. Well there's what people *should* do based on the fundamentals of the location you cite and the...

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by ucdtim17
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested
Replies: 31
Views: 4482

Re: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested

Why couldn’t they get a slot at SFO in 4+ hours? You’d think there’d be a way to fit them in somewhere if they landed at OAK at 10:43 am and there was no way to process them until later in the afternoon. Planes were landing at SFO all day. SFO is not a slot controlled airport. That said, on that pa...

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by ucdtim17
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested
Replies: 31
Views: 4482

Re: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested

Why couldn’t they get a slot at SFO in 4+ hours? You’d think there’d be a way to fit them in somewhere if they landed at OAK at 10:43 am and there was no way to process them until later in the afternoon. Planes were landing at SFO all day.

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17404

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Maybe the airlines need to rethink this or there needs to be another Airport site looked at. In Contra Costa County, Marin County, or Santa Clara county, (where the Airport would be a minimum of 1 hrs Drive north-East, East , South or North of SFO in Pretty Expensive real Estate. OR spend a couple ...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17404

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Ahhh...SFO. Summer time. Ugh. Had a flight scrubbed from MFR-SFO like 3 days in a row. Fog. Regionals get stomped on. Horrible airline to connect to during the foggy months. Surprised it is this bad also during winter...good geographic location but man that airport suffers from weather Summer fog d...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17404

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Delays 2:39 right now; weather will get worse this week leading up to big storm Wed/Thurs. There's currently a high wind watch for Wednesday so be prepared for long delays if you're planning to fly through SFO then.

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3324

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Buried in an article about a possible renaming of OAK is the more interesting mention of a potential Terminal 3: Colbruno said he'd like to name the airport's two terminals after Gee and Li to help nail down a timeline for building the third terminal. "Maybe renaming the terminals gets us there...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17404

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

SFO is one of the best airports IMO to fly out of. Delays are minimal and only bad a few weeks out of the year. It's like saying DL or AA should move their JFK ops to IAD or DCA....not much different. You have a very high bar for what you consider problematic delays. There are few airports that hav...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17404

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

What goes into the calculation that produces the delay number? Many flights operate at or close to on time (especially long haul, transcons), and many cancel; there aren't many 10 hour delays to counterbalance the on times to get to a 5 hour average. Do they assign a number for the cancellations to ...

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by ucdtim17
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3324

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Fun day at SFO today. There have been departures and arrivals on both the 19s and 10s. Peak gust of 52 so far.

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by ucdtim17
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia at SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

Re: Iberia at SFO

SCQ83 wrote:
In addition Spain-California has seen recently a boom. A couple of years ago there was only MAD-LAX on Iberia. Now there are 6 routes (MAD-LAX on IB/DY, MAD-SFO on IB, BCN-LAX on DY and BCN-SFO on Level/DY) and BCN-LAX on Level that was recently dropped.


DY is BCN-OAK, not SFO

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by ucdtim17
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10515

Re: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO

reality wrote:
I also notice that when you book a flight from Oakland, it says San Francisco-Oakland and does not say OAK during the reservation process.


Shows up as "San Francisco-Oakland (OAK)" for me right now

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by ucdtim17
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8558

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/17/ ... lso-jumps/

The difference between having one growing airline (WN) and two (WN, AS)
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Not clear from the numbers in the article but SJC thinks they'll pass OAK in overall passenger numbers this year https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/17/ ... lso-jumps/

The difference between having one growing airline (WN) and two (WN, AS)

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by ucdtim17
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?
Replies: 53
Views: 6988

Re: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?

As I just posted on the OAG thread and will add here for discussion. Per Travelocity, the schedule will be: UA 5120 dep SCK 7:41am arr LAX 9:10am UA 5032 dep SCK 3:00pm arr LAX 4:29pm UA 5056 dep LAX 1:00pm arr SCK 2:22pm UA 5097 dep LAX 5:10pm arr SCK 6:32pm A long overnight time at SCK. Time for ...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8558

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

SJC keeps lagging somehow. (Mostly because of limited connection options ?) After Reno and American taking away their focus, I think SJC should work more closely with SW/AS for domestic expansion. They've both been expanding like crazy for years at SJC. Perhaps there is further expansion to come, b...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO
Replies: 53
Views: 9700

Re: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO

janders wrote:
Cool.

Is Norwegian doing Milan-LA/SF next year? Their 2018 summer flights got canceled as part of the need to trim schedule for the RR engine repairs.


3x weekly FCO-OAK next summer

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by ucdtim17
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10515

Re: Norwegian Exiting OAK for SFO

Bummer, OAK just recently upgraded their international arrivals building able to accommodate a high volume of passengers. Might be the time to find another European carrier and potential Asian routes that could serve OAK in the future. Who else do you think would try? Negotiations are underway, the...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10515

Re: Norwegian Exiting OAK for SFO

Do you believe this is a right move taking into account Norwegian's situation? I assume SFO is way more expensive to operate in. Do they have poor yields just because they fly to OAK instead SFO? Competition, although not exactly on the SFO-LGW corridor, still up to 5 daily SFO-LHR is going to be h...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10515

Re: Norwegian Exiting OAK for SFO

DY just made a terrible mistake to go to SFO and I will punish them as I have flown OAK to LGA R/T 15 times and let us hope other airlines fill their void. Perhaps after they see their customers routinely delayed they might come to their senses. I was planning to buy a CDG-OAK return (outbound is a...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10515

Re: Norwegian Exiting OAK for SFO

Perhaps the title of the thread should be updated to reflect the fact that just LGW is moving to SFO (for now)?

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