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by blockski
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 4449

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

TWA772LR wrote:
FWIW, UAs flight number on EWR-NRT continues to NRT-ICN. ICN was always the largest TPAC hole out of EWR for CO and now UA. This seems like the safer bet out of EWR and ORD for an eastern gateway.


NRT-ICN is ending in October.

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by blockski
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 102
Views: 6412

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

Okay, look at PHL. It may be much bigger of a city (population wise),and some might even see it a NYC's 4th airport, but PHL is right in JFK's backyard, but they get a TON of international flights. Also, in another post someone stated on a list that MSP had as many Fortune 500 companies as PHL. Plu...

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by blockski
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 102
Views: 6412

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

Okay, look at PHL. It may be much bigger of a city (population wise),and some might even see it a NYC's 4th airport, but PHL is right in JFK's backyard, but they get a TON of international flights. Also, in another post someone stated on a list that MSP had as many Fortune 500 companies as PHL. Plu...

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by blockski
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 102
Views: 6412

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

While I am a MN resident and I admit I would rather (at least in winter) visit FL, Mall of America gets 40 million visitors annually. Disney World is at about 20 million. I'll grant there is not much else to see or do in MN outside of summer, but I wouldn't say there is a lack of tourism. I catch p...

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by blockski
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 7542

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

The writer is asking plainly and simply that American Airlines provide more information to their flight crew, which can then be passed along to its passengers. Seems like a reasonable criticism. It's totally reasonable in the abstract. But the information the passengers want is "when will we g...

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by blockski
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 7542

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

The writer is asking plainly and simply that American Airlines provide more information to their flight crew, which can then be passed along to its passengers. Seems like a reasonable criticism. It's totally reasonable in the abstract. But the information the passengers want is "when will we g...

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by blockski
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 102
Views: 6412

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

Currently, DL has international service to MSP from only CDG, LHR and NRT (which is being retired). The only international airlines are KLM, Air France, and Condor and Icelandair who only serve seasonal. Should MSP get more international service from airlines like KE, LH, AM, BA, and EI? Actually, ...

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by blockski
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 144
Views: 21098

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Just for a point of reference, you need around 65+ seats for a MLB team. 30-35 seats for a NBAA team and 50 to 60 seats for a NFL team. These numbers are for regular season games. If you are in the playoffs, these numbers go up rapidly. You need way more than 50-60 seats for an NFL team. The player...

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by blockski
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 144
Views: 21098

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

The planes will also likely transport the NE Revolution MLS team (same owner). Only occasionally. Major League Soccer has all sorts of rules designed to enforce parity among the teams, including for travel. They otherwise fly commercial. Here's an article about the league's policy (designed to keep...

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by blockski
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP v SEA Comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: MSP v SEA Comparison

I dunno about the specifics, but MSP is running a banked hub operation for Delta, meaning they need lots of gates all at once. Those banks include lots of short flights on small planes to feed the hub. The banks require more gates, but those gates are used by smaller planes. That's your explanation ...

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by blockski
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11348

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW ... /KIAD/EGLL
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MLIAA wrote:
mptpa wrote:
I thought I have seen a BA A38 at IAD.


It has been in the past, probably will be again soon, but not today.


They've switched the A388 with the B744 on the route, but the A380 operated IAD-LHR as recently as July 30.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW ... /KIAD/EGLL

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by blockski
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall Project Update
Replies: 168
Views: 13856

Re: DEN Great Hall Project Update

IMO this was a design flaw--not providing redundancy in the case of a train system failure (which has happened before for a long enough period of time). The backup is a fleet of buses. I wonder what the availability of the trains has been since 1995? I bet it's in 4 nines territory. (Less than 19 h...

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by blockski
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB
Replies: 77
Views: 11327

Re: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB

jfklganyc wrote: Re Dca Fll...AA has to be on that route if even a token presence...huge hub to a popular Florida city. So how do you square your opinion with the fact that they dropped it? I checked AA.com, its not an error its gone. True, although this leaves only B6 and WN on DCA-FLL at 5x and 2...

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by blockski
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28120

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

You paid for being able to choose a certain seat. Not a class or a particular section. And I am anal retentive when somebody tries to swindle you out of your money, with offering something, letting you pay and than wriggles out of providing it. And it makes no difference if it is 5 $ or 1,000. Can ...

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by blockski
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 84
Views: 9249

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

How can it be cheaper than a conventional high-speed rail when there is: 1) a need to build air-tight tubes lined with powerful electromagnets 2) a need to maintain vacuum in the tube at all times 3) a need to devise a way to rescue a stopped train in the tube 4) a need to devise a way to cool the ...

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by blockski
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 5879

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

The Virginia Delegation most certainly cares what MWAA thinks; MWAA has made it a priority to cultivate a relationship with the Virginia Senators and the rest of the DC-area delegation. MWAA also inserted a clause in the new leases at both DCA and IAD that gives them the right to renegotiate the te...

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by blockski
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 5879

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

DariusBieber wrote:
I might be naive, but what's the point of the perimeter if AUS and SLC has direct flights to DCA?


They each have a flight, singular. There are a total of 20 daily perimeter exemptions at DCA, out of ~325 daily departures.

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by blockski
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 5879

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

At my count, there are five west-of-perimeter markets that still do not have DCA service that could probably support it: SAT, SAN, SJC, OAK, and SMF. Were I a Member from one of those cities, I'd be trying to add a DCA-slot amendment to any bill I could until I got one. Congress could not possibly ...

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by blockski
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 5879

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Genuine question: what is the value of a perimeter restriction? Why does it exist? It seems like so many holes have been punctured in the rule that now it seems like a thing that politicians like to keep around to use as leverage against airlines so they can get a nonstop flight to their favorite a...

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by blockski
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 5879

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Genuine question: what is the value of a perimeter restriction? Why does it exist? It seems like so many holes have been punctured in the rule that now it seems like a thing that politicians like to keep around to use as leverage against airlines so they can get a nonstop flight to their favorite a...

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by blockski
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

You're right - it's my interpretation. What I don't understand is why your interpretation involves all sorts of ideas that AAB didn't mention at all. Again, what he said was: Mr Al Baker derided his American competitors, saying there is no need to fly on “ crap ” carriers where “you know you will a...

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by blockski
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

I say again, there is a grain of truth to what he says. Do you get upset when a sports team says "we gotta get younger?". Presumably not, since there is a negative correlation between athletic performance and age. But is a part of that correlation present because many of the more senior a...

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by blockski
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

It's a rhetorical question. AAB is not making a serious suggestion. He's trolling. I don't know why people are thinking he actually is making a serious suggestion for the US carriers, because replicating Qatar's policies in the US would violate the law, as would acting on AAB's comments. Because we...

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by blockski
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Having an average crew age of 26 isn't a solution - it's a description. You asked me to find the solution AAB was suggesting, and that's the only thing close to such a thing in his actual statements that launched this thread. I also don't think having an average crew age of 26 isn't a solution eith...

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by blockski
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

The real reason things are the way they are in the US airline business is the presence of unions, not the US laws. If there was no union, wages would drop, workers would have a lot less protections than they now have, and there would be a lot more turnover than we now see. I'm not offering an expla...

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by blockski
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

So, take his statements as a whole. He's not merely identifying a problem for the US carriers, he's saying how he'd fix it. He identifies the problem (poor customer service) and a solution (discrimination based on age and sexism). When the solution AAB is proposing (even if he was joking) is blatan...

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by blockski
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Again: arguing about the level of customer service on US carriers is utterly irrelevant to the content of AAB's statement. I don't know why you (and others) want to talk about the subtext of his comments ('customer service') when the actual text is plainly discriminatory. Saying "arguing about...

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by blockski
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

You're still responding to a hypothetical. Yet the customer service on the ME3 (and most non-US airlines) is consistently better. Why is that, do you think? The US excels in customer service in most other areas. Why is it so bad on US carriers? Ask yourself that. "Let's fly on a US carrier, I ...

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by blockski
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

I'm not offering an explanation for why things are the way they are. I am saying that if AAB were a CEO of a US company, that company would be sued (and lose) for employment discrimination based on his comments. If AAB wants to talk about customer service, then he can do so directly instead of talk...

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by blockski
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

If you wanted to staff up on customer service in the US, then you actually have to hire on the basis of customer service - not age, not sex. What about religions? know some Muslims refused employment based on it, and told sternly never to apply there again. In the US, religion is also a protected c...

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by blockski
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

If you wanted to staff up on customer service in the US, then you actually have to hire on the basis of customer service - not age, not sex. The real reason things are the way they are in the US airline business is the presence of unions, not the US laws. If there was no union, wages would drop, wo...

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by blockski
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Whilst AAB's views are undiplomatic and typically outspoken for sure, he says it as he sees it. If YOU were looking for staff in a public service position for your company and interviewing a range of suitably qualified candidates ranging from keen, well-made up, pretty mid-twenties lasses to chubby...

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by blockski
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1013
Views: 70155

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

But here is the problem the more you pile on in Chicago the smaller the market gets so any new entrant into the Chicago market is actually competing for a lesser market share than it would in Detroit. You say the Chicago market is four times bigger than the Detroit market but yet has probably 10 to...

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by blockski
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3368

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

Quick hack together of some data from the US. This is 2015; matching up the busiest US airports with the top 40 international gateways from the FAA. 2015 Airport Passenger Traffic Airport Total Pass Intl Pass Pct Intl JFK 56,827,154 29,444,711 51.8% MIA 44,350,247 19,987,903 45.1% IAD 21,498,902 6,9...

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by blockski
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 91
Views: 15760

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

Well I understand your point. Air France has been flying in the Caribbean for years, but only to MIA. The two A320s have to be expensive to operate and given the connections in ATL I would think DL would have lower operating costs and transfers would be easier. It just seems a joint venture with DL...

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by blockski
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter aircraft @ Dulles IAD this afternoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: Fighter aircraft @ Dulles IAD this afternoon?

The Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum was hosting their "Innovations in Flight" day, this year celebrating the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force. https://airandspace.si.edu/visit/events/innovations-flight/innovations-flight-aircraft-display There was an A-10 there, was well as some F-1...

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by blockski
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 14388

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

EWR has obvious constraints. I would think UA's plan there would be to continue to grow on the basis of strong O/D from New York, building off of their impressive network. But that obviously has limits. IAD is the only other option they have. IAD has room to grow and a substantial amount of long hau...

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by blockski
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-32 replacement
Replies: 33
Views: 3210

Re: VC-32 replacement

Real world example here: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/world/middleeast/rex-tillerson-calls-for-calm-in-middle-east-standoff-with-qatar.html Mr. Tillerson was forced to try to adjudicate the dispute in phone calls while flying back from a trip to Australia and New Zealand, a task made more d...

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by blockski
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-32 replacement
Replies: 33
Views: 3210

Re: VC-32 replacement

What is the "standard" mission profile for a VC-32? Does it favor the range of the 757 or the capacity? There really isn't a single standard. The VC-32 is used for many VIPs, including the Secretary of State. The SecState's foreign trips often require both the range and the capacity for m...

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by blockski
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 6962

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

That makes sense, but IAD doesn't need to do this dance I don't think. There is plenty of land south of C/D to build the new terminal it seems. Or would construction encroach too much on taxiway E? Yeah, I don't think it's a land issue, just an operational one. And it's probably fine for RJs and na...

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by blockski
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 13935

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

I think a refreshed livery is possible but not a complete re-brand. The globe is here to stay; whether you like it or not; it's timeless. I think this is the most likely outcome. That doesn't mean there won't be a big shift in how the brand is seen, however. Looking at the Polaris visual identity, ...

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by blockski
Wed May 31, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 6962

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

There seems to be plenty of capacity on A/B to accommodate some UA flights, so perhaps new C/D could also be downsized. Is there anyone even on the Z-Gates anymore? There's not enough capacity at peak hours. I suspect the alternative concepts might include specifics about the sequence. For example,...

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by blockski
Sun May 28, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 6962

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

Compared to A/B its a dump. A/B has good restaurants and is large enough to where it never feel crowded, in comparison C/D is smaller, there isn't as much room to walk in the corridors and the hold areas are smaller and more crowded. A/B has direct train access, while C has indirect train access (y...

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by blockski
Wed May 24, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 276
Views: 23593

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

There's no reason to think MSP wouldn't get a flight to ICN in a DL-KE JV. Just look at other joint ventures. United flies to NRT from all of their hubs (plus HNL), while ANA adds service to many of those hubs plus other non-United strongholds like JFK, SJC, and SEA. There's every reason to expect t...

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by blockski
Mon May 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5458

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

DXB yields (and KWI and BAH) were pretty trashy outside of government, which sustained UA ME routes until the provider switched. Let me preface this by saying that I could be wrong they've through faulty memory, but I'm pretty sure UA had the government contract up until they ended the routes, afte...

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by blockski
Thu May 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 84
Views: 9990

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

Perhaps build a long semi circular check in and security area on the initial apron area between all three buildings and spanning the front of the central terminal. This would link all three them together into one large joined-up building and retain the use of all three. A people-mover track of sort...

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by blockski
Mon May 15, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 84
Views: 9990

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

Southwest having massive check-in lines is really the airlines fault, (photo above) that could easily happen at any airport where the check-in is understaffed. The airport has problems but what medium sized airport doesn't in 2017 doesnt suffer from lines TSA lines at times or check-in counters wit...

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by blockski
Sat May 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 276
Views: 23593

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Why would they eliminate those long haul routes? The European ones are all to JV partner hubs. The relationship between KLM and Northwest dates back a long way, and there's a ton of traffic between MSP and AMS for that reason. This seems like a completely absurd speculation. You understand that I r...

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by blockski
Sat May 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 276
Views: 23593

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I'm pretty sure Delta aren't thinking of replacing the A330s as the oldest is only 14.4 years old.They are currently focusing on replacing some older 763s with newer aircraft and mainly the 744s are to be replaced first before any A330s are to. I wasn't aware of the specific age of the A330, thanks...

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by blockski
Thu May 04, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?
Replies: 53
Views: 5819

Re: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?

lavalampluva wrote:
I suppose another way to look at this is why there are no U.S. air carriers who fly the A380?


Not really. The 747 offered range that no airliner had before. It was also really big. The A380 is big, but doesn't unlock new routes the way the 747 did.

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