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by flymco753
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

When they close the FIS at 1, if F9 or NK were to add international flights, would this mean that they would have to park at 4 and be towed to 1? Or would they arrive and depart out of 4?

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100
Replies: 37
Views: 4598

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Smart strategy by NK. This size aircraft, E-2 and the C-Series are perfect for markets like MEM, RIC, CAK,ROC,DAY and etc. Because what would be 80% L.F on a 320 would be closer to 90 to 95% load factor on this type of aircraft. Seems like NK is targeting the Southwest strategy. Perhaps this is a n...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100
Replies: 37
Views: 4598

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

I bet they still go with brand new A319’s. This is all a scheme to get Airbus to offer them a dirt cheap price on the A319.

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 47
Views: 10047

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

What does the Middle East have to do with it? Amman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Musqat, Tehran, Abu Dhabi; all destinations served via AMS and not via CDG. Out of those, Amman is the only significant one. Beirut is served via CDG, and so are opportunities for double connect to Yemen and Iraq. Yeah, those hoa...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 32433

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

For Allegiant would they make more money at FNT or DTW? A split operation would be strange and isn’t normally a part of their strategy. What gate would they use? The reason I think Allegiant should do DTW is because there's a better opportunity for them to do CHS, SAV, JAX, VPS and SRQ. SFB would b...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 47
Views: 10047

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Sorry if this is off-topic but why is DTW-AMS such a popular route? I didn't think DTW was a particularly big port of entry. Lots of automotive professionals flying it? This has been going on since NW. However, CDG is becoming increasingly popular for DTW connections because of the Middle East. Wha...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 47
Views: 10047

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

solution wrote:
Sorry if this is off-topic but why is DTW-AMS such a popular route? I didn't think DTW was a particularly big port of entry. Lots of automotive professionals flying it?
This has been going on since NW. However, CDG is becoming increasingly popular for DTW connections because of the Middle East.

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

boxeebox wrote:
Have you seen the long lines at MCO? There's usually 4 pre-check podiums for TSA then 2 scanners. I'm through in 3min.
What time do you generally fly out? The 6PM bank for Delta is by far the 2nd worst next to the 8am bank.

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: South Florida aviation thread - 2018

Concourse H at FLL is gone?

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

I would like to add that Clear is pretty pointless at MCO. When I use it at LAX, they let you in at the front of the line. At MCO, you only skip the outside queue, but still have to wait through most of the line. I've done LAX-MCO-LAX on DL 4 times so far this year, and its night and day between th...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

If G4 were to add SFB-DTW, who and what would this benefit? DAB has DTW on a shortlist of potential air service. However, Delta won't add it, and I don't see Spirit going to DAB either. I think this route would benefit Daytona as well as Sanford and to a point, Ocala and Gainesville. Second, most of...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 32433

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Continuing from the City Airport thread, if Allegiant hopped on say....DTW-CHS, SAV, JAX, and SRQ....they would be the second carrier. Second carriers almost always get some kind of deal through an airports air service incentive plan. VPS would be "first of a kind" service, offering an eve...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 56
Views: 3454

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

The reality is, no airline is going to want to put their planes at DET for financial reasons. ULCC's won't make anything there, they fly where they can get the lowest costs. Spirit more than likely has a good deal with DTW that makes it cheap for them to operate out of there. ULCC's goals are to kee...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1438

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

TVC-SFB/PIE/PGD/FLL should happen on G4 eventually, there’s enough seasonal Florida traffic but not enough to do daily NK or a lousy Saturday Delta CRJ. Maybe Frontier could swing it 2x weekly.

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10901

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

They could always purchase brand new A319s with the sharklets. :old:

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 56
Views: 3454

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

G4 is much better served from Metro as opposed to DTW. I don’t know who’s going to drive to DET just to fly Allegiant when they can operate out of a shared use gate from the under utilized (with the exception of Spirit) North Terminal twice a week to JAX, CHS, VPS, and SRQ.

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10901

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

I can already see it now, NK orders the 737 and has a lot of tail tip issues. The configuration Spirit needs would create an aft index to the point in which all cargo would ride in bins 1 & 2. The A321 almost certainly has to be loaded in 1 & 2 because the aft index on a full flight is exce...

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 56
Views: 3454

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

Shouldn’t this be in the Detroit air service forum?

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5926

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

Spirit added a 4th daily TPA-DTW. NK flew 4x MCO/TPA/RSW-DTW this winter, more than any other station.

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

A little late but Silver is adding MCO-FPO! Would like to see Bimini next, definitely will be using the Freeport route though! Itll be interesting with Bahamasair on the route too.

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10901

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

I can already see it now, NK orders the 737 and has a lot of tail tip issues. The configuration Spirit needs would create an aft index to the point in which all cargo would ride in bins 1 & 2. The A321 almost certainly has to be loaded in 1 & 2 because the aft index on a full flight is excee...

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13185

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

These folks must never fly out of MCO, some of the roughest TOs and landings I’ve ever experienced.

...heck, the flight left FLL! First time landing into FLL was rough, because of a thunderstorm.

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

It's for working employees with an MCO SIDA badge. They have this at both checkpoints. There is no line designated for people who just happen to work for an airline somewhere, nor should there be when there aren't enough lanes as it is. You’re telling me this like I don’t know. You realize when you...

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10901

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

The a321LR wouldn’t be as effective for spirit as it would be a company like jetblue. They’d want to fly it with a dense configuration, which would dramatically effect range and ability to be able to fill the aux fuel tanks while remaining below MTOW. It would still probably be sufficient enough fo...

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

There is KCM and there is a checkpoint for working employees. Why does some airline employee traveling nonrev need their own line when there is not space for enough regular lanes? I don’t use KCM when I travel though, however there is a dedicated employee lane to the right of the 70-99 check point....

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

KMCOFlyer wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
I don’t use KCM when I travel though, however there is a dedicated employee lane to the right of the 70-99 check point.


The employee lane can only be used if you have no luggage.
I always carry my laptop with me...shouldn’t do that with that cleaning company they have cleaning the Airside.

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 21865

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Mboyle1988 wrote:
Just noticed PHX-DTW was downgraded to 1 flight per day. The return DTW-PHX is horribly timed for PHX business travel. Quite unfortunate.
Shouldn’t be long until the yellow bus comes marching in on PHX-DTW, could be on an A321 in the winter.

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Someone mentioned the lack of dedicated employee lines for security. Those are definitely needed. There actually used to be dedicated lines for employees/crew, but some genius decided to close them down. DUMB! I’ve been complaining about this for a long time. There is KCM and there is a checkpoint ...

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Must have been a disaster for the FIS. The FIS on Airside 4 often gets so backed up that they have to hold pax on the aircraft until space comes open. Terminal C and the expanded/renovated FIS on Airside 4 can't come soon enough. You can add 2 LATAM, 2 BA, 2 Norwegian, and 3 Thomas Cook to that. Th...

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

KICT wrote:
Someone mentioned the lack of dedicated employee lines for security. Those are definitely needed.
There actually used to be dedicated lines for employees/crew, but some genius decided to close them down.
DUMB!
I’ve been complaining about this for a long time.

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 29282

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018

Anyone know why DL flies MCO-MIA? It seems incongruous to any of their focus operations unless its meant to feed MCO-GRU, (MIA-MCO-GRU, GRU-MCO-MIA) or HAV from MCO, HAV-MIA-MCO? Any idea, just wondered, given the short length of the route, single frequency, and "large" aircraft MD88? It'...

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 808
Views: 59280

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

DL is sending diversions from MSP which is closed because of snow. They have also slashed flights out of DTW, but it looks like an AF B789 and DL A359 are still enroute, I am hoping they decide to divert to CVG :) . Since they cancelled everything ahead of time, there are only a few diversions as o...

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1226

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Today was a great example of why DTW & MSP are so important for each other in DL’s Network. I applaud the DTW team for taking care of MSP’s widebody and domestic flights while continuing to run their own operations, the WB gates at DTW were slammed (on my way to MCO). MSP has provided the same s...

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by flymco753
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Spirit could take over the 30 gates or go to Airside 1, that’ll be interesting to see. NK will move to Airside 1 and take over the B6 Gates (1-9) when Terminal C opens. There is no room for expansion with AA, UA and NK on Airside 3. AA would quickly add gates when NK relocates. The problem is, even...

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by flymco753
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

danimarroquin wrote:
there's some rumors that AV might add MCO - LIM pretty soon with the NEO .
I wouldn't doubt it, the market is large enough for an AV Airbus on top of the LAN Airbus....or LATAM...I like to call it LAN still.

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by flymco753
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 32433

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In Delta's international schedule revision this week, LHR is going to have all 330 type aircraft on the route replacing the 76W. The route remains at 10x weekly but will offer more seats, particularly more F seats to choose from. Fridays will include the 333.

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by flymco753
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10901

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

They already operate BOG via FLL, so i dont know why MCO wouldnt be a possibility already. Same with LIM, considering range is enough already for a 319-20. A321NLR will allow NK to go to deeper South America from FLL, which really could be a game changer in south Florida as far air fares from MIA t...

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by flymco753
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: New Routes from Ireland

nomorerjs wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Detroit should be a given with the new EI A321LR
DTW: No Comment
Why not? It’s a target for both airports, and there’s a decent amount of leisure. Same would go for BCN. The problem is front paying which is where Delta would have trouble, so who does that leave? EI.

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by flymco753
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 299
Views: 33934

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Why would NK build a hangar when they outsource their maintenance? You mean like the one they actually built and own in DTW? https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.detroitnews.com/amp/102083122 That hangar was build for a few purposes, the big one so far is A321/A320CEO indoc. Not too mention RON at the ...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10901

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

Or negotiation tactic to get better prices on the hot selling A321NEOs. This Right. It is pretty unwise for a ULCC to deviate from fleet commonality. I would be shocked if their next order is for anything but the A321neoLR. The A321NLR will unlock so much South American potential for Spirit. I don'...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10901

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

william wrote:
Or negotiation tactic to get better prices on the hot selling A321NEOs.
This

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18169

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

If you're asking why there's a need for DL to fly ATL-JAC/BZN, then that's a problem. You can get almost anywhere in DL's network through ATL, DL's big behemoth of a hub. As for New York? Well, with three major competitors who seem to fight for their place in NYC DL has more of a need to offer it. ...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: New Routes from Ireland

If EI adds DTW or MSP, I would be curious to see what DLs response would be. Does DL fight back, or do they ignore like they did with the WoW additions? Depends on how well they perform. FI started to perform very well on MSP-KEF so DL added it. If DUB-MSP/DTW do well, I suspect DL will add it. How...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18169

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

But exactly how much of a need is there for this? Back in the day when DTW was used differently one would understand the need for DTW-BZN/JAC. Nowadays, there just isn't a need. It's not a question of whether or not it would affect SLC-JAC/BZN, it's more unneccesary now since those pax through DTW ...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Thanks for the details below, definitely eye opening, I'm sure with the addition of AMS that number will increase. Apparently advanced bookings are looking great, so I hope that opens MCO-CDG as well. I'm obsessed because I think in terms of what MCO offers or what can be offered has great potentia...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 32433

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

That would be great but Delta isn't going to let that happen. Nor would Westjet want to lose money by doing so. Jeremy The best thing for DTW regarding WestJet, would be for WestJet to continue to build up Calgary as its western hub, of course add the YYC-DTW flight, and then for it to build up Mon...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 32433

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I think today is the day I've officially seen how biased users are against DTW.

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18169

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Here's the thing though, NW also did not have the hub structure that the combined DL/NW has today. If JAC has the flights to ATL, JFK, and now SLC from the merged airline, what's the need for DL to offer DTW? The DTW pax can be routed over SLC now too, and that wasn't possible until they merged. Th...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

More MCO excitement, at the beginning of this week, Frontier started their services. This is a lot of service, I feel like eventually, F9 will have both the teens and 20s at Airside 1 once the international airlines move to 4 and C. Figured at the most, Azul and Copa will go to C while AM goes to 4....

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 603
Views: 70317

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

You really don't know much about the auto industry, do you? This route wouldn't exist without the O/D demand from the automotive industry. read my post again Detroit-Japan overall is very large on O/D, which also includes Tokyo, not just NGO. However, Detroit-Korea is actually not that big O/D wise...

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