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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 19
Views: 4538

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

YOW-YUL is probably mostly connecting traffic. It's a very easy drive and city center to city center might be faster by train or driving these days. AC has connections , and that's probably a vast majority of the seats. YOW-YUL is 98% connecting traffic, of which 90% is connecting at YUL with 10% a...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4286

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

On page 5 of the filing: “In the first year of operation, Swoop anticipates operating approximately 3,500 daily flights between cities in Canada, and cities in the United States.” 3,500 daily, wow ambitious lol. Obviously that’s a typo with the word “daily” accidentally slipping into the applicatio...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 31
Views: 3631

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

This has Chinese tour group + stuff as much cargo as you can written all over it. 1x weekly?

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amerijet retires the 727 :(
Replies: 27
Views: 4799

Re: Amerijet retires the 727 :(

C-GCJZ - Boeing B-727-223A/F - ex CargoJet Airways - left YHM 15.06.2018 on delivery flight to YIP in basic CargoJet col. without titles and logo c/n 22.469 - built in 1981 for American Airlines - converted to freighter 12/2000 and operated by Capital Cargo Airlines - operated by CargoJet since 07/...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4286

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

On page 5 of the filing: “In the first year of operation, Swoop anticipates operating approximately 3,500 daily flights between cities in Canada, and cities in the United States.” 3,500 daily, wow ambitious lol. Obviously that’s a typo with the word “daily” accidentally slipping into the application.

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 51
Views: 3817

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

UA will not restart SEA-HKG. SEA is just a spoke these days and they would add more flights from a hub. Unless there was a strong tie in with traffic in SEA (ie AS), a huge contract in SEA that demanded HKG service or maybe a metal neutral JV partner from HKG that demanded service I see no way UA w...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 19
Views: 4538

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

I certainly hope that “defending market share” isn’t TS’ only use for the 321LRs. I certainly hope they use them to reinstate former routes out of secondary markets like YOW-LGW or YQB-MRS that they have all but abandoned save for YQB-CDG.

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amerijet retires the 727 :(
Replies: 27
Views: 4799

Re: Amerijet retires the 727 :(

MO11 wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
All I can say is waaaaaaa!!

What about the zero G 727? Wasn't that operated by Amerijet? Isn't it still active?


Zero G is operated by (believe or not) Everts Air Cargo.


I did not know that.

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amerijet retires the 727 :(
Replies: 27
Views: 4799

Re: Amerijet retires the 727 :(

All I can say is waaaaaaa!!

What about the zero G 727? Wasn't that operated by Amerijet? Isn't it still active?

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 33
Views: 5249

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

Its not going to go anywhere. With the pilot shortage and the move by airlines for regional planes with more than 50 seats, the days of 19-37 seats are over. There's a lot of remote places on this planet where either a > 50 seater is complete overkill or where the airstrip itself can't handle an ai...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3295

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

Do you mean an equipment up gauge on a particular flight or overall capacity on a route?

It’s easy to have huge percentage increases in capacity on low frequency routes.

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 40
Views: 5403

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

Another great month for YEG.

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines will be leasing two A320s
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

flyb wrote:
I don't see how they can be especially with the competition they are seeing in Abbotsford and Hamilton already.


If they had half a brain, they'll mostly fly to the airports none of the above are serving (or barely serving) domestically, such as YOW, YUL, YXE, etc.

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines will be leasing two A320s
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases ... -aircraft/
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Here's an update on the Jetlines front. They've secured the lease of 2 A320s from AerCap for delivery in 2019.

So no Boeings at least to start off with.

https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases ... -aircraft/

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 46
Views: 5750

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

My recent, ongoing spotting at SEA reveals an accelerated number of the Embraer 175 jets in service, and fewer Q-400's. Both AS and Delta seem to be employing LOTS of the 175's. How does this affect the future of commuter turboprops? How is Dehavilland/Canada/ going to compete or stay relevant? No ...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 223
Views: 11722

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

YOW needed stairs for widebodies until the expansion of the old terminal in approximately 1988.

In 1978 four loading bridges were added to the old terminal. However, I believe that the DC-8 was the largest aircraft they could handle. Might have even been the 727. They were low to the ground.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12585

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

johns624 wrote:
Isn't it great how so many posters here slag airlines for having "euro white" paint schemes and then someone comes up with a colorful one and they're still not satisfied.


Touché. Then again some think every Eurowhite livery is “clean and modern” aka borrrrrrrrrrrrring.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12585

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

cathay747 wrote:
That livery is clearly a representation of the Icelandic flag, not retro in any way.


It looks really good. The retro part is how the flag’s red and white is the aircraft’s cheatline. Very sharp and way better than the new MAX livery.

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 13897

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Crazy for me to see done to a 35 year old aircraft. Makes me wonder how long they plan to keep these aircraft Picture: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dc70JKiU0AEwVJy.jpg https://twitter.com/nolinoraviation/status/995001012212633601?s=21 How long? Looks like there's no end in sight for their 732s as th...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9887

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

The new international terminal will hardly feel anything by losing BA which only has a single flight a day. KL remains strong, and WS still has growth in it to utilize the space. BA flights still available for booking through December. Air Canada is dropping Tokyo as well. Fairly significant for th...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4235

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

I'm finding it really interesting that LCCs now properly paint their planes while more and more full service/legacy carriers move to plain white with color on the tail and nothing else. As for the posted schemes, I like C. I'm all for curves in the design, but A and B have them in the total wrong p...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9186

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Indy wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
Probably at least some of them would be Q400 compatible. Probably all depends on who manufactured IND’S bridges.


They were manufactured by ThyssenKrupp.


In other words they’re Q400 compatible. They just need the special ramp to clear the airstairs.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 70
Views: 5659

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

deltadudejg wrote:
Does anyone know how their gate space usage is?


It should be fine considering BUR is still a ways off from their peak traffic levels from a decade ago.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9186

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

It all depends upon what kind of markets they want to target. If they want to largely avoid the big boys and gals, Q400s to places like IND, DAY, OMA, etc. are all much more ideally suited to the Q400. I wonder if the IND jet bridges can dock with a Q400. I don't believe the terminal provides tarma...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9186

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

CRJ's or ERJ's Used Q400s could make a lot of sense too. This can succeed if it’s somewhat modelled after Porter and the old MidEx. I don't think a 74 pax plane is worth it. Min pax should be at lest 140 or so. It all depends upon what kind of markets they want to target. If they want to largely av...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9186

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

ridgid727 wrote:
sunking737 wrote:
In all reality, what type of plane does anyone think they will use. Please no jokes about A380 or 747-8i. 737's?? A319/320??


CRJ's or ERJ's


Used Q400s could make a lot of sense too. This can succeed if it’s somewhat modelled after Porter and the old MidEx.

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by Dominion301
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 111923

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

FriscoHeavy wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
Not too many 737 NGs still rolling off the assembly line any more.



There are still about 343 NG's yet to be delivered as of March 2018.


So that probably means about 1 in 9 are still NGs.

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11088

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

Nic pic of C-GNAV.

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 111923

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Not too many 737 NGs still rolling off the assembly line any more.

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by Dominion301
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK
Replies: 60
Views: 10004

Re: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK

airtran737 wrote:
EK shouldn’t be able to enplane passengers from anywhere by the UAE.


If the bilateral allows for a 5th freedom, why should EK be prevented from exploiting this?

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by Dominion301
Thu May 31, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 67
Views: 6048

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

mcogator wrote:
So what does the first flight from PVG do? Wait, fly back empty, or most likely ferry over to JFK to operate one of their flights from there?


It says there will be outbound PIT charters too.

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by Dominion301
Thu May 31, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 67
Views: 6048

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

I wonder how many charter flights will take place?

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by Dominion301
Thu May 31, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9186

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

This thing is screaming C-Series 2x2 config. Imagine a Midwest Express using C-Series 100. The most comfortable cabin in the industry. We are dreaming but I would love to see that someday. Republic buys Midwest. Republic buys Frontier. Frontier hubs Milwaukee. Republic kills Midwest. Republic order...

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by Dominion301
Wed May 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7867

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

Does 287 seat A332 = 9-abreast seating in Y? Not at all. I believe these are ex-Air Berlin aircraft so probably feature a large economy cabin over premium cabins. Something like 19 Upper Class, 40 Premium Economy and 230 Economy? That makes sense as I think TS' 332 at 3-3-3 are in the 350 seats ran...

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by Dominion301
Wed May 30, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

You must be looking at the wrong link. It takes a very special livery to make an A350 in flight look butt ugly, and IB's is one of them. Egads. I’ve been trying for a while now but I fail to see the butt-ugly bit. Looks good enough to me. Stunning plane, the A350. Imagine a 787 in this livery. God,...

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by Dominion301
Wed May 30, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7867

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

Does 287 seat A332 = 9-abreast seating in Y?

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by Dominion301
Tue May 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1000th 737 for Southwest
Replies: 9
Views: 3540

Re: 1000th 737 for Southwest

Is that 1000th delivered from Boeing or does it include used 737s they've acquired over the years like the 10 ex-WS birds?

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by Dominion301
Tue May 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26275

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Here's the real reason why yellow was dropped: $$$ MONEY $$$ It's far cheaper for to paint an aircraft Eurowhite with a splash of 1 colour vs the old livery that was white, grey, blue and yellow/gold. Don't you love how the alleged "premium" airlines have the bland, tasteless Eurowhite liv...

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by Dominion301
Mon May 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft
Replies: 42
Views: 7580

Re: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft

The A321LR would seem like a great aircraft for them too. Routes like YHZ-FRA could go from 4x weekly 763 to daily 321.

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by Dominion301
Mon May 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 53
Views: 5761

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

There are now positive developments on the WestJet pilots front. They have agreed to federal mediation. If after that process there is still an impasse, the pilots and the company have agreed to binding arbitration thereby avoiding a strike. Good news. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/settlemen...

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by Dominion301
Sun May 27, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11088

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

I'm guessing a Boeing 727 could work. I beleave some of them was also fittet out with gravel kit ? The 727 didn’t need/have a gravel kit for gravel runways. Yet some apparently did: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravel_kit[/quote] Well what do you know. Anyone have any idea as to which airlines had...

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by Dominion301
Sat May 26, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11088

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

I also recall some issue about the old 732s being grandfathered in for rules that would limit the ability to use moveable bulkheads. Does anyone else recall this issue or if it has come to pass? This is an interesting point. When South African Airways lost the 747 combi in the Indian Ocean, Transpo...

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by Dominion301
Sat May 26, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare
Replies: 38
Views: 5089

Re: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare

Interestingly enough the runway where that flight took of from was recently taken out of service and partially removed as part of the airport's new runway system. I've also studied that accident a lot since it took place a few weeks after I was born. We’re almost the exact same age as this happened...

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by Dominion301
Fri May 25, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11088

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

I wonder if a BAe 146 with gravel kit would do the job. Nice short runway performance, high wing... The Embraer KC-390 would maybe be nice too, as stated by a friend above. Embraer needs to make it civilian! There are many Boeing 727s, with time on the airframes parked in Mojave Desert First Air re...

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by Dominion301
Thu May 24, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEG-YYZ Announcement Likely
Replies: 14
Views: 2268

Re: Likely BEG-YYZ Announcement Imminent

Interesting. Maybe this explains the frequency downgrade on BEG-JFK. However, I also wouldn't be surprised if they actually chose YUL over YYZ, since the smaller airlines with long-haul routes (such as Air Algérie) serve YUL instead of YYZ. Air Algérie serves YUL because of the Francophone connecti...

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by Dominion301
Wed May 23, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4905

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

Timidity. What's the problem with Hawaii? 738 ETOPS? BFD. How many carriers are running 737NGs with 180 ETOPS today? It's the same as it taking twenty years after the implementation of NAFTA for Southwest to discover Mexico. For 12 months ending 9/2017, there were more air arrivals to the U.S. from...

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by Dominion301
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Canada 5th Freedoms
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: US-Canada 5th Freedoms

zrs70 wrote:
Aside from CX and PR YVR-JFK, are there any others left?


There have never been many Canada-US 5th freedoms.

Several have come and gone over the years though.

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by Dominion301
Tue May 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4905

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

chrisp390 wrote:
What is the difficulty with Canada?


WN will need 50% Canada point-of-sale (POS) to make transborder routes work. Right now all of their international routes are to points south, where it's easy to get 90% USA POS.

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by Dominion301
Tue May 22, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 17
Views: 2196

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

SYR is a prime example of why the non-usage of CUTE at most US airports leads to ridiculously poor gate utilization at many non-hub airports, and a perceived lack of gates, when in fact most of them sit empty for most of the day. CUTE wouldn’t lead to any better utilization. It might or might not l...

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by Dominion301
Mon May 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 17
Views: 2196

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

SYR is a prime example of why the non-usage of CUTE at most US airports leads to ridiculously poor gate utilization at many non-hub airports, and a perceived lack of gates, when in fact most of them sit empty for most of the day.

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