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by acentauri
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 6120

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

El Al does not exist to serve populations of "Jews." I'd bet most of their U.S. originating traffic is probably Christians going on vacation. Philadelphia-Tel Aviv is not a large local market. It was artificially inflated by US Airways entering the market, and is not a market service gap....

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by acentauri
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8099

Re: AA to AMS

And while I wouldn't be shocked if DFW-AMS went year round in favor of PHL-AMS, there becomes a point where how can PHL be called the main TA gateway when 65+% of the PHL TA destinations are seasonal Huh?? "main TA gateway" refers to number of current and projected destinations, regardles...

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by acentauri
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8099

Re: AA to AMS

CLT704 wrote:
I would not be shocked to see a summer seasonal CLT-AMS added sooner rather than later imo. Obviously, S19 is out the question but maybe S20/S21 could see it.

I'd be shocked if AA flew both CLT-AMS and DFW-AMS.

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by acentauri
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67007

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/A6BN/status/1042747548652515329
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I know this is not unique, but just for some PHX memories, here's a recent photo of an HP Heritage tail at the PHL commuter Terminal ("F"), surrounded by AA tails. https://twitter.com/A6BN/status/1042747548652515329

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by acentauri
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub
Replies: 84
Views: 14336

Re: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
Only Munich (MUC) moved to Charlotte (CLT) and Frankfurt was eliminated......

Actually, the rationale was to "combine" PHL-FRA flows with CLT, since CLT has several supporting corporate contracts which support the flight.

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by acentauri
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub
Replies: 84
Views: 14336

Re: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub

American reduces its international capacity in PHL, major markets such as Munich (MUC) and Frankfurt (FRA) are lost. I feel that it is very bad to leave these markets. Lufthansa may respond to this exit from PHL to Germany, maybe LH will return the Boeing 747-400 on the FRA-PHL route or start PHL-M...

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by acentauri
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1226
Views: 90362

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

................Seattle ain't all that. Seriously. Not bad. But not special. Average. Normal. Absolutely dead typical of American cities. Closely equivalent to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, or Philadelphia to a cultural tourist..... You lost all credibility, with the above statement. Stating that Cincinn...

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by acentauri
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10305

Re: Air France Us expansion

compensateme wrote:
The OP is probably fairly young, I wouldn’t be too hard on him...

When you enter the anet waters, the assumption has always been that you accept swimming with SHARKS. :biggrin: :biggrin:

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by acentauri
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax
Replies: 19
Views: 6074

Re: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax

Looks like everyone has been released: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/09/06/philadelphia-international-airport-cdc-investigating-multiple-passengers-sick-international-flights/amp/ Aerotoxic syndrome? The 757 ECS is pretty much the same as the 727 from the 60s, as EIS was way before 1988. B...

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by acentauri
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67007

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

cathay747 wrote:
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PHX is 868 from DFW not 700, so further apart than DL's hubs............

Sorry, my mistake. I foolishly assumed that everyone posting on anet (an aviation site), understood the nomenclature "nm". I hold my head in shame. :roll: :roll:

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by acentauri
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67007

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Now don't take this as anything other than a "geographic" comment, but theories regarding de-emphasizing PHX due to its closeness to LAX alone is not the real threat, it's the combined proximity to monster hub DFW - 700nm East and LAX (to a smaller extent) - 300nm to the West. So a ? has t...

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by acentauri
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2181

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

wenders825 wrote:
will be a good east coast gateway for GDL. this paired with CLT-MEX moving up to double daily soon is impressive

Actually, I believe it's MEX-CLT mostly 4 x Weekly; MEX-PHL Daily.

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by acentauri
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2460

Re: Best TATL premium products?

US AIRWAYS A333 PHL-LHR ENVOY CLASS (I'm bored) :bouncy:

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by acentauri
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15707

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

deltal1011man wrote:
[quote="GSP psgr"...................

I personally can't believe American can't make PHL-FRA and PHL-MUC work......but I also can't believe Delta doesn't fly to Hong Kong.



LH is taking advantage of the AA PHL-FRA loss by upgrading the route from the previous leisure configured A340 CityLine (Low J) aircraft to the premium configured A333 LH (High J) aircraft. It'll be interesting to see if LH also starts PHL-MUC seasonally.

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by acentauri
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 304
Views: 31469

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

The only real surprises to me in these route announcements are PHL-BLQ and PHL-DBV (both good surprises!), and to some extent ORD-MAN being dropped. AA couldn't make PHL-FRA work year-round, so I'm not at all surprised to see that go. I'm hopeful that they'll restart JFK-FRA at some point with a co...

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by acentauri
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 11073

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

I have an idea this Dreamer thread will go on until school starts. :hissyfit: :hissyfit:

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by acentauri
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 457
Views: 58457

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

I would say that ORD already is a mostly domestic hub. Not to the extent of CLT or PHX, but pretty much at the level of PHL or close to it. I'd be interested to see what AA plans to do with a whopping 47 new 787's. I do not see the current fleet being retired any time soon so the question has to be...

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by acentauri
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 457
Views: 58457

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

I would say that ORD already is a mostly domestic hub. Not to the extent of CLT or PHX, but pretty much at the level of PHL or close to it. I'd be interested to see what AA plans to do with a whopping 47 new 787's. I do not see the current fleet being retired any time soon so the question has to be...

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by acentauri
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 11073

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

AA / Philly airport is horrible internationally ...... I think the airport needs to get their act together, the AA staff needs to be more pleasant (5 AA staff all extremely rude), and farrrrr less delays. Very few People in Philly seem to be really pleasant. I worked for United and had to turn in a...

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by acentauri
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 11073

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

I see a lot more Chinese transplants moving to Philadelphia but unfortunately I see a lot of Asian airlines targeting Miami first before philly. I was hoping when the runway extension was completed for 9R/27L that a few more airlines would be targeting PHL. I could see JAL targeting PHL with the B7...

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by acentauri
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28362

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

........... Nah not really, the financial incentive PIT gave was fairly small compared to some of the others, both at PIT and from other cities. It was done to show PIT has some skin in the game but I highly doubt that is the reason BA is starting PIT. BA goes to new markets they view will be a lon...

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by acentauri
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28362

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

........... Nah not really, the financial incentive PIT gave was fairly small compared to some of the others, both at PIT and from other cities. It was done to show PIT has some skin in the game but I highly doubt that is the reason BA is starting PIT. BA goes to new markets they view will be a lon...

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by acentauri
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 14895

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

All these miracles that are going to happen in Philadelphia are an oasis which is not going to happen. It took me 2 hours to clear customs in PHL Sunday August 5th, <they do not have the infrastructure to handle all their international flights>. PHL & JFK are two separate operations, everyone h...

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by acentauri
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15499

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

................. I truly believe AA/Doug Parker needs a new vision. He's done it all.< Scott kirby is missed and he was a yang to Doug's Yin> <One of the most profound comments on anet.> I couldn't agree more. AA seems to have somewhat lost its way over the past year or 2. Parker needs a tough #1....

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by acentauri
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12705

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

My previous post was deleted, but here was what I said. I don't understand why my post was against the terms of conditions. I'm just stating what happened in real life. What's up with the moderators? I flew the three airlines recently and DL was the best and AA was the worst. Here's why: On a three...

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by acentauri
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4201

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

Does DL have a current policy regarding the filming of crew members? Does the policy state that the passenger is only in violation if the crew member asks them to stop filming and they do not, or ?

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by acentauri
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19102

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

............ By some definitions, Philly isn't in the Northeast either, and the Northeast is limited to NYC to Boston area................... Huh ?? Philadelphia is part of the "Northeast" U.S., by every credible authority, including the U.S. Census Bureau. Don't huh me. If you go by the ...

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by acentauri
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19102

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

phluser wrote:
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By some definitions, Philly isn't in the Northeast either, and the Northeast is limited to NYC to Boston area...................


Huh ?? Philadelphia is part of the "Northeast" U.S., by every credible authority, including the U.S. Census Bureau.

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by acentauri
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1427
Views: 115579

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Did CLE solicit BA for a LHR flight and offer the same, or better, $1.5M/Year Financial Incentive for 2 Years, like PIT, or was there not any interest by the airport authority/city, or ? Has UA ever been approached with a financial incentive for a LHR flight from CLE?

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by acentauri
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?
Replies: 60
Views: 7309

Re: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?

Any update from AA on expansion out of PHX to ASIA? I see AA has cut some service out of ORD but have not heard on PHX growth? No, because it's not happening. I heard at one point that PHX-NRT had a possibility of commencing, but IDK much beyond that... That was several years ago, and prior to the ...

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by acentauri
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53484

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

JonNYC (Twitter): "..we'll see solid rumors AA adding new routes to a part of the world that will surprise" Well if you take that prediction literally, the only "reasonable" places that would surprise me (TLV would definitely NOT surprise me), would be India (most likely) or Afri...

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by acentauri
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI
Replies: 93
Views: 8835

Re: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI

DCA-ROCguy wrote:
acentauri--if you could, please fix your post, as it makes it appear that I said something actually said by phluser.
......
Jim

Sorry, too late to Edit. Don't know how that happened though.

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by acentauri
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI
Replies: 93
Views: 8835

Re: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI

................... Lastly, it is interesting as of a month ago, I saw myBWI advertising in Chester/Delaware (PA) counties on highway billboards, poaching PHL customers. I gotta say that's that pretty far up north, and within 30 minutes of PHL. They've done that advertising for at least the last 10...

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by acentauri
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53484

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Trump has negotiated daily - year round AA 773 non-stops between SVO and JFK, PHL, ORD, DFW, LAX and... PIT. :hissyfit: :hissyfit:

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by acentauri
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53484

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

And, "watch this space" in terms of AA @ PHX and developments regarding same somewhat imminently... What, are they adding PHX-NRT? Or another Europe destination? Isn't PHX like the 5th largest urban area in the US now? I would think it could support some more international service along t...

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by acentauri
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 457
Views: 58457

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

The problem with starting flight in PHL is its proximity to EWR. People I know who live in PA close to NJ will simply drive to EWR or even JFK for flights to China. And people on the side can fly out of IAD. Could AA establish a flight to PEK out of PHL by drawing from NJ and DC area? They could, b...

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by acentauri
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 153
Views: 18505

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

nomorerjs wrote:
.......................If EI cooperates with AA, joins One World / gets ATI, then the following make sense:

DUB-DFW (seasonal, could be on AA)
SNN-PHL (seasonal, could be AA)
SNN-ORD (seaaonal, could be AA)

SNN-CLT, interesting option.

ORK-ORD/PHL could be interesting.

AA already serves PHL-SNN.

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by acentauri
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 457
Views: 58457

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

..................... AA should concede and move Asia ops to PHL. Based on WHAT: the pittance of an O&D, the low yields, the nonexistent history of any transportation connection.... or were you thinking of another reason? Get real. AA could make PHL work to Asia the same way it makes PHL work a...

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by acentauri
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus new US routes announcements
Replies: 20
Views: 3333

Re: Aer Lingus new US routes announcements

.......................... ATL is unlikely and I think MKE too; any new route would need to be within A321LR range from DUB. PIT would be one that I'd expect to be toward the top of the list. I'd be surprised if EI selects PIT without financial incentives, since the city/county has established a st...

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by acentauri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Race ATL-PHL-FLL-ATL
Replies: 8
Views: 2249

Re: Another Race ATL-PHL-FLL-ATL

Don't know if you realized it at the time, but in your last Philadelphia photo ("Sitting by the river with a British airways 747 landing"), America's Flagship, the S.S. United States is sitting at a berth in the Background (2 Huge Red/White/Blue Funnels). It's awaiting a decision on its fu...

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by acentauri
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 136
Views: 4363

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

My biggest regret in life is that I was born 500 years too early and will miss out on earth's most interesting times. Of course there is always the possibility that in 500 years, there will be no earth. If there are existing alien civilizations capable of interstellar travel, they likely don't even ...

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by acentauri
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refinery question
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Delta refinery question

Refineries make their money on the crack spread. The cost of fuel itself is more a trivial matter. Good news for refiners is that the crack spread has been widening, so they will earn more on each barrel worked. Crack Spread: A “Quick-and-Dirty” Indicator of Refining Profitability https://stillwate...

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by acentauri
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8108

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

Regarding the subsidy, it is $560,000 for one year, not per round trip. Who knows how many flights that will be. The subsidy decreases as more tickets get sold. It is part of a 3 year agreement with Chinese tour operator Caissa Touristic. A couple non-aviation entities such as VisitPittsburgh and I...

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by acentauri
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8108

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

Skywatcher wrote:
Somebody is subsidizing these flights....$1,000 round trip sounds way low to me.

I believe there is a subsidy of about $500,000 for each round trip (2 max). I don't however know if it is a revenue guarantee offset or a blanket payment/flight.

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by acentauri
Tue May 29, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 105
Views: 17746

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/04/19/colorado-eco-devo-leaders-offer-big-incentives-to.html This is behind a paywall but the Colorado Economic Development Commission approved $400k in incentives to an unnamed airline to potentially begin a new nonstop to Europe in 2019. The article sa...

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by acentauri
Mon May 28, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX
Replies: 45
Views: 7373

Re: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX

..................... .................................. Yep, been 2 a day for a while for both BOS/JFK. They are actually doing really well on both routes. I'm assuming they won't increase JFK unless they get more slots. But there is no reason they can't increase BOS to 4 a day. Probably doing it ...

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