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by klakzky123
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur
Replies: 14
Views: 2992

Re: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur

If you have the word blue in your airline's name (in any language), David Neelman is coming for you.

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by klakzky123
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 192
Views: 21086

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

WN is adding MSP-OAK effective July 15th and MSP-DAL on June 3rd. Pretty nice additions for the airport.

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by klakzky123
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL AMS-SLC discontinued?
Replies: 15
Views: 4622

Re: KL AMS-SLC discontinued?

lavalampluva wrote:
This is a seasonal flight. The 789 is going to be transferred to MSP for the winter and then back to SLC when flights resume late March next year.


I thought it was a different 787 but I could be wrong.

Edit - someone beat me to it.

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by klakzky123
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does SNA still see the 757?
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Does SNA still see the 757?

Delta flies the 757 to SNA. I believe the flights from Atlanta are still on the 757.

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by klakzky123
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 8879

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

What gates at T1? E is jam-packed. DL giving up a gate somewhere? Wouldn't know. Really DL needs to lose gates at T1 to make room for others, but that's probably a fantasy at this point. But T2 is also quite full even with last year's extra gates. Don't know if there's room there either. As a consu...

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by klakzky123
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 148
Views: 24996

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Agreed. It will take at least a full year before the French side recovers. Most hotels won't be able to open by year-end (damages are extensive and many will have to be rebuilt). Banks are still not opened.The French local authority is relatively new (since 2008-9). They don't have the same level o...

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by klakzky123
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5115

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

I am actually really surprised that SQ is pushing Scoot to fly India-EU. SQ have a partnership with Vistara and are looking to buy AI. Can't they just focus on that? Its the same thing with EY - invest in 9W but push their own myopic interests over everything else. This is where I wish the governme...

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by klakzky123
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 30
Views: 6141

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Someone might buy Monarch's engineering and maintenance but that's about it. Monarch leased everything. I assume that the slots will be put up for auction as part of the liquidation but I dont think there's anything else that anyone would want.

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by klakzky123
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

We are mixing our terms here folks - Interline and codeshare are vastly different animals. No they really aren't as far as distribution goes. The main difference is inventory management (codeshare block seating vs sharing open inventory of the flight) and the ability for the marketing carrier to fi...

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by klakzky123
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

Do any of you realize what interline means for WN? The moment WN interlines, they start publishing fares and selling through GDS/travel agencies. That is such a gigantic change in the WN business model that it'll take years just to study if that even makes sense. Many LCCs already sell via GDS. Even...

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by klakzky123
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 457
Views: 105814

Re: Alitalia...How Much Longer?

It'll get picked apart like Air Berlin. It'll be a liquidation where other airlines buy up slots, some equipment and some parts of the business that are profitable but Alitalia will cease to exist. Air Berlin will provide the template for the liquidation process.

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by klakzky123
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 244
Views: 25731

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Random Spirit question. Do they do connections? If so, how common are they. I would assume they aren't Big 3 common. F9 common? Their connections work the same way as F9. They're available but flights aren't really timed around connecting traffic. Connections on NK and F9 are simply options that ar...

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by klakzky123
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FF status getting more exclusive, harder to get - DL increases CC spend requirement, will others follow?
Replies: 14
Views: 1234

Re: FF status getting more exclusive, harder to get - DL increases CC spend requirement, will others follow?

You understand this is just the EQD waiver that you get for spending money on their credit card right? It's not the actual spending requirement for Diamond status. As you seem to completely misunderstand, I'm going to suggest deletion. I don't think the OP is confused. Seems pretty clear that they'...

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by klakzky123
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8581

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Actually, the fares to Hawaii are up and steady; these are not money losing routes for anybody. That’s why there are so many airlines flying to Hawaii. The “Low Yield” argument is partially, at least, not true. Compare the fares with similar ones on a per mile/kilometer basis on the mainland and th...

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by klakzky123
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan Aviation Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8017

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: 192
Views: 24900

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: 92
Views: 12775

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 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

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: 457
Views: 105814

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 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

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: 6601

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: 9722

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: 6601

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: 1475

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: 22248

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: 22248

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: 17559

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: 22248

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: 4946

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: 45017

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: 9391

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 2017
Replies: 1485
Views: 106572

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: 3706

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: 25829

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: 19604

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: 7083

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: 8006

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: 13990

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: 147
Views: 19670

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: 147
Views: 19670

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: 18484

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: 7447

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: 147
Views: 19670

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: 3323

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: 133
Views: 13796

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: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140388

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: 7447

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: 133
Views: 13796

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: 7447

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: 7447

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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