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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan Aviation Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 2557

Re: Pakistan Aviation Thread

Thanks for all the well informed replies. I remember hearing people who flew from places in Europe, the Middle East and the Gulf onwards to Asia, sometimes with a night stop in KHI or LHE . Not sure if PK was dry back then. PK had a lot of weight back in the 1980s and helped EK launch operations. W...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 14803

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Someone will really be happy that DTW is getting another daily international flight. They'll be upset that they didn't get DTW-DUB or MAN though. Seriously however, great adds for DL and I can imagine that all these flights will do well. Or that this flight is on DL metal instead of AF. Said person...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 83
Views: 10880

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

I agree however AF id going to make sure their own flights are served first. Aside from being a reasonable assumption it is probably what they do. That's the problem because DL is always going to be in a secondary position. The best DL can hope for is that that their flight falls close to AF's hub ...

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by klakzky123
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1281
Views: 90216

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

No, I am confused now. Are we talking data about the major city of the Metro (as in Detroit/Minneapolis)? Or are we talking about also including other nearby cities that don't have their own commercial service airport (Ann Arbor/St. Paul)? The data you provided is inconsistent. The data needs to be...

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 376
Views: 86605

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

jetmechanicdave wrote:
Please continue here...

Who do you think will be the buyer of Alitalia?


It'll get ripped apart like Air Berlin. Slots and routes will be sold, aircraft will be sold, and maybe small parts of the actual business is taken over by different buyers but I doubt anyone is buying Alitalia as is.

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1281
Views: 90216

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Let's get back on track, or else the thread will be closed. A fair question that the little klm and the reasonable people here would both be interested in is why DL chose MSP and SLC for KL service, but not DTW. Personally, I couldn't care less about such small ball, but it is definitely a fair (an...

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by klakzky123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6393

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Just did some random dummy bookings , prices were extremely uncompetitive ... No wonder if they just add up the fares and add a transfer fee on top of it. The thing that is making Gatwick unattractive is the APD and nothing has been done about that. Usually transfer passengers don't pay APD, but in...

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by klakzky123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9434

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think the better question is, is DL's strategy even worth pursuing? I've always been under the assumption they do it more out of necessity than choice. And as we've seen in the past, p2p and focus city operations have historically always been the first to go from the hub airlines' networks during...

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by klakzky123
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6393

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Looks like Ryanair is out in the cold ? Not really. The real prize is getting GDS interline going. Direct sales like this are nice but not really the end game here. To date, no one has actually done that yet. Also this isn't real interline, it uses Gatwick connects. This is just selling multiple on...

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by klakzky123
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Denver to Mazatlan
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

Re: Sun Country Denver to Mazatlan

Per the nice folks at Sun Country, whom I spent the weekend with: no tour operator. They're doing it to be doing it. You know, since I'm stupid and all. Seems like a fairly straightforward experiment. Target a leisure market that isn't served by anyone else and then see how well you can generate de...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21676

Re: DL add IND-CDG

I was surprised DL hasn't added MSY-CDG first But you are correct in one respect Delta would be playing third fiddles because DE and BA are far better options than Delta can offer as far as inflight service goes. DE far better inflight service than DL? Angled business class seats in 2-2-2 (no direc...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21676

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Just to compare, in January, here were DL LF's on XXX-CDG: PHL: 49% EWR: 67% MSP: 72% CVG: 65% PDX: 67% JFK: 73% SLC: 72% RDU: 71% SEA: 73% BOS: 67% DTW: 71% CVG's LF's look just fine to me... WW is not going to affect business pax or cargo revenue, so I doubt it will have much of an effect on DL. ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17181

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Virgin Australia sells Business, Premium Economy, Y+ (extra legroom seats with a few perks) and standard Y which seems like a model that some airlines could adopt. I thought DL was going to do the same but they're scrapping Delta Comfort on flights with Premium Economy.

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by klakzky123
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21676

Re: DL add IND-CDG

It's a shame... Hoosiers would get much better service at AMS. How so? I know a lot of people prefer going through AMS but I've been perfectly happy transiting through either airport. Frankly I've seen AMS immigration melt down just as often as CDG. And CDG has sky priority lanes for immigration an...

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by klakzky123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships
Replies: 28
Views: 4781

Re: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships

Is anyone familiar with rules of ownership for ECAA countries? If a non EU/non ECAA company buys WOW, do they still get to keep full rights to fly in Europe or do they lose access to the single aviation market?

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42695

Re: BA's Next US Destination

lavalampluva wrote:
Does BA current serve all Oneworld hubs in the U.S.?


Everything but Charlotte. AA runs LHR flights from there but I suppose if they wanted to add a frequency you could see a BA flight instead of AA.

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 8923

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

This is such an interesting development. There are larger implications as well as opening post security to the public would mean ALL people would have access. So, be prepared for homeless peoplle to be camped out overnight in the PIT concourses. I don't remember the airport being littered with home...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1281
Views: 90216

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Air France is switching from the A340-300 to the 777-200ER on Feb 19th. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274500/air-france-detroit-aircraft-changes-from-feb-2018/ I don't know about anyone else but I think this is cool, I would take a 777 over a 343 any day, what's AF's code for thi...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Border clearance at US Airports vs Internationally
Replies: 31
Views: 3501

Re: Border clearance at US Airports vs Internationally

You'd need a 20 year plan to pull something off like this (exit screening and dedicated international areas which in turn would enable international transfers without requiring immigration and customs). Of course the US government can barely pass spending bills that last 6 months, so good luck provi...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25109

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

Delta's fight against the ME3 will be dead in the water if they go Airbus again...and ATL knows it. Trump will be all over the widget. I think a lot of companies like Delta made very calculated gambles to take advantage of a president that seemed to be invested in protectionism as a new basis of po...

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18836

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

So will this new service to CDG, CLE, STL, and DTW be on a 737 MAX, A321neo, A330, etc? Most likely a A321neo/ceo or an A320neo. I believe the routes are open for booking so you can check. It doesn't mention anything about the plane. Even if it doesn't list the plane when booking, you can probably ...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

UA is printing money on the SIN flights. It caused Singapore Air to move up their service from 2018. c. If UA is printing money on SIN flights, I am shocked that DL, or even AA, have not announced LAX-SIN non stop flights. I don't believe there are any restrictions in SIN like there are in China. I...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 7758

Re: FI annouces CLE

At some point KEF is going to fall over with all of these new routes. But good for CLE.

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13662

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

If the Angels can be the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, I suppose OAK be the San Francisco Airport of Oakland.

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15294

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

The US has no ULCCs even approaching the size of the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet in Europe, a comparable sized aviation market. The combined fleet of NK/G4/F9 is about half that of FR alone. There's plenty of room in the US market for another ULCC. FR has a lot more to work with than the US. Europ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15294

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

The US has no ULCCs even approaching the size of the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet in Europe, a comparable sized aviation market. The combined fleet of NK/G4/F9 is about half that of FR alone. There's plenty of room in the US market for another ULCC. FR has a lot more to work with than the US. Europ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi
Replies: 59
Views: 18266

Re: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi

If Pan-Am used to fly to India from KHI, and United purchased those routes via LHR hub purchase, do they still have the authority to fly between KHI and India nowadays, and are other carriers allowed to? Today there are no Karachi - India links anymore. In fact the number of routes between the two ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

The answer to this is is a big, resounding, no. They already have enough DL flights to those destinations and what would be the point of adding more? As previously stated, there is not a huge international tourist draw to the area. MSP should simply be thankful they are still a hub for DL and they ...

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15294

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

Well that sucks but this was inevitable. There is an attainable middle ground that they need to figure out. Adding new seats and new ancillary fees seems like a no brainer but the customer service part is critical. If they throw that away, then they're flirting with ULCC territory and their costs an...

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3177

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

Wilmington is on the Acela/Northeast Corridor Line (so there's no way you'll compete regionally) and Wilmington is 30 minutes from PHL.

There's a reason why this doesn't exist.

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11124

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Going outside the US, what about Toronto/Mississauga and Hamilton ON. YYZ serves that entire area.

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 673
Views: 88361

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Ugh, wish we had European regulations over here. AA, DL, and UA should've closed up shop a long time ago. Europe's big regulation is a single aviation market that allows for full competition across borders along with harmonized safety and operational regulations. It's the fact that European airline...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

Flighty wrote:
I didn't realize people had such doubts about Delta's business case. Perhaps those doubts are profoundly misguided?


Everyone here is a global route planning expert with insight on every airline's revenue management and sales/accounting data. Airlines like Delta are just clueless.

:D

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11124

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Now that the San Diego terminal is live, does the Tijuana airport count? Yes it still only has Mexican carriers (and there's the San Diego airport) but it now officially serves San Diego with the dedicated American landside area. Its probably the closest thing to a cross border airport serving two m...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

Don't much about the market in Minneapolis but how about Rome or Madrid as destinations in Europe. Would they work? Rome was attempted and didn't work out. Minnesotans tend to go to warm weather spots and generally go south. MSP connectivity to the Caribbean and Mexican vacation spots is as good as...

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by klakzky123
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

Don't much about the market in Minneapolis but how about Rome or Madrid as destinations in Europe. Would they work? Rome was attempted and didn't work out. Minnesotans tend to go to warm weather spots and generally go south. MSP connectivity to the Caribbean and Mexican vacation spots is as good as...

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by klakzky123
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

MSP had flights to FCO last summer, but it just didn't pan out. I think loads were averaging around 65-70%. IMO it failed because it wasn't marketed well, and the USD$ didn't have the buying power to make traveling to Italy attractive. Something was pretty strange with that flight. When DL announce...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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 klakzky123
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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 klakzky123
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

Some of you are crazy. MSP has a 2nd hub carrier (Sun Country) that offers a fantastic selection of destinations and has a competitive product. Even on the TATL front, MSP has two LCC options. MSP's traffic is entirely one direction (US point of sale). You can't compare MSP to a city in Florida or S...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

MSP service at peak (aka summer) is: (Excluding Canada/Mexico) Delta MSP-AMS 3x daily MSP-CDG 1x daily MSP-LHR 1x daily MSP-KEF 1x daily MSP-HND 1x daily I'm not that familiar with international flights out of MSP, but it seems strange to me that Delta flies from there to only four European destina...

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by klakzky123
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

MSP isn't even that big of a city. They are lucky to have the flights they do now. Much larger cities like Phoenix still have practically none. PHX has some really unfortunate geography. It makes it much harder to launch TATL flights. Also, MSP isn't THAT small. It's getting close to 4 million in t...

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

I think MSP is extremely well served, the good and bad is an airline has a hub there so they are the force thats hard to compete with. It would have far less service if it were not a hub. Maybe a few more international airlines would serve it, but less seats for sure. Its a skyteam fortress hub MSP...

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6977

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

MSP is in a good position right now. Maybe an ICN flight might materialize after the KE/DL JV goes live but that's about it.

MSP has a nice set of TATL service from DL and a low cost option with DE and FI. An ICN flight would be the only thing that is possibly missing.

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42695

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I think British air should go to Milwaukee or Minneapolis next. MSP has an LHR flight already so the airport won't offer any incentives or subsidies so BA will have better places to go. Plus, why would BA want to start a fare war with DL. MKE, probably encroaches on the existing operation at ORD so...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retimes ATL-CCS to be a same-day turn
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: DL retimes ATL-CCS to be a same-day turn

WWads wrote:
I thought that ATL-CCS was too far for the same crew to operate a same-day turn. Maybe they take relief pilots along?


I would think they have to. The number of hours don't add up otherwise to meet the rest requirements.

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NON-LCC startups
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: New NON-LCC startups

Kind of hard to justify starting a full service carrier today. Airlines are already extremely expensive as far as start up costs go. And full service carriers many times compete on the breadth of their networks which is even harder to replicate. The exception of course is if you start a full service...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10656

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

It really isn't surprising AA left LAX/MSP; over the past year, while loads remained strong, its average fare was around $170 -- similar to UA and SY's performance, but AA likely felt it could use its LAX resources elsewhere. The good news is that AA's withdrawal should help stabilize the market, w...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10656

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

AA's LAX expansion from last summer isn't going so well. SEA, MCI, and OMA are pared back, and MSP is now completely gone. Disappointing to see AA leave the LAX-MSP route. Would have thought they would stick it out or at least switch to E75s before cutting it completely. Leaves a good-sized hole in...

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by klakzky123
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM gives updated B Concourse update with layouts
Replies: 28
Views: 3709

Re: MEM gives updated B Concourse update with layouts

I'm surprised MEM traffic has declined as much as it has, even with the DL hub closure. You'd think new airlines would come in and seize the void. Is Memphis not growing as much as Nashville? Oh, and I have two questions about the Northwest/Delta hub at MEM. 1. How many destinations did it have at ...

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