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by Overthecascades
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 217
Views: 20855

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

So Texas is not new to Delta. It set up a small hub in Dfw but failed in early 2000s. What years exactly was it? So what makes you all believe it’s all different this time?

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by Overthecascades
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 217
Views: 20855

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Friend of mine got hired at DL DFW and was told by a manager to look into applying for FT, (she's RR right now) at AUS because they're going to be "growing significantly" there soon. She was thinking about it but wasn't sure what he meant. .. This now seems to confirm that. Maybe an SEA s...

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by Overthecascades
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 112
Views: 13099

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

How does AUS look? Is there any non-hub flying planned?

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by Overthecascades
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 112
Views: 13099

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Guys....can we agree to disagree and keep those focused on a discussion about the DL network, DL fleet, DL hubs, and year over year changes. CAN WE STOP TURNING THIS INTO A BICKER-FEST ABOUT DTW or the rantings for or against a particular poster who derails these threads. Keep it contained to the c...

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by Overthecascades
Thu May 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO
Replies: 24
Views: 7895

Re: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO

"It happened as Flight 147 from Dublin was being towed to its arrival gate at SFO."

Why does the aircraft not taxi to the gate upon arrival? Due to the tightness around this particular gate?

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by Overthecascades
Wed May 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4544

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

727LOVER wrote:
Overthecascades wrote:
Is it related to the National Airlines which was once based in Las Vegas?


The very first sentence reads:
From the late 60s to late 70s National Airlines became an all-jet airline with the DC-8, 727, DC-10 and even B-747


Thanks for critical piece of info!

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by Overthecascades
Wed May 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4544

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Is it related to the National Airlines which was once based in Las Vegas?

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by Overthecascades
Tue May 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern announce Sanya-Heathrow
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: China Southern announce Sanya-Heathrow

China is going to waive visa requirement for travelers from about 60 countries including U K to Hainan Island where Sonya is located. So the demand as I see it will be both ways from both point-of-sale.

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by Overthecascades
Mon May 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6482

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Somehow I read somewhere else that the new Bejing airport at Daxing will be treated as the same as PEK in terms of routes out of Beijing. Correct?

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by Overthecascades
Fri May 11, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7531

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

HA merger with B6 provides fleet synergy as both are A320/321 operators. B6 started from east coast but it does have a West Coast dream as evidenced in Long Beach. Merging makes it a more national player which has more economy of scale in both fleet and marketing. I do agree that WN entry affects AS...

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by Overthecascades
Mon May 07, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sarajevo eyes Beijing flights via Belgrade, ready to abolish visa requirements for Chinese nationals starting on May 29
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Sarajevo eyes Beijing flights via Belgrade, ready to abolish visa requirements for Chinese nationals starting on May

Certainly interesting that they will be a contender for long-haul (presumably wide-body) service to China (even as a one-stop) when they can’t even support service to Paris, London, or Amsterdam, and Zurich is only seasonal. The passenger total is certainly growing very quickly (but still only arou...

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by Overthecascades
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13944

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Japan Airlines May start in 2018/2019. Even though this is rumor, their official attended the IAf groundbreaking. Apparently they’re not worried about IAF.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 14353

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Couldn’t get Behind the pay wall. How likely do you guys feel this is going to happen within a year? Narita will be great, however haneda will make transfer difficult even though it makes more business sense considering both ANA and Delta fly into Narita. Those airlines (and any others not already f...

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by Overthecascades
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 14353

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

JL returning will be GREAT!! Looking forward to seeing it happen this year hopefully.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24683

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

Admin- if some of us see this thread when it has grown to four pages how do we actually see the "announcement " itself without having to read ALL posts to find out? Thx

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by Overthecascades
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 14353

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Actually took a photo but can somebody tell me how to post it here? Looks like the structures up and it’s making good progress.

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by Overthecascades
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 14353

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

What’s being constructed outside of Main terminal and concourse D in SEA? You can see clearly from the main terminal or the Link station.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 71
Views: 12327

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

The airport is only 85km away from Tianjin, the other major city. I’m sure it will draw a lot of traffic due to this proximity.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 71
Views: 12327

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Looks massive and inspiring. When the Daxing airport was first brought up I even thought it was a waste of resources. Given how fast PEK grows I have to admit I was wrong.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8476

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

It’s a 35 year old plane. True. But who’s still manufacturing the engines for the 767? This entire 35 years?

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by Overthecascades
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8476

Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

And would it sell better as a passenger airliner?

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by Overthecascades
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 32939

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Don’t think there’ll be much happening with DL in Seattle on the long haul international front before the new IAF completes which is Q4 2019. Domestically DFW and AUS are possible in 2018.

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by Overthecascades
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4926

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

According to China Airlines President Hsieh, CI is still considering whether the A350-1000 is the right aircraft for CI. In the US, only Los Angeles can support the capacity of the aircraft type. However, as the O&D market is small and more countries (likely referring to SE Asia) are launching ...

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by Overthecascades
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4926

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Do Chinese airlines usually offer overnight lodging for free for connecting passengers? Or is it something you have to request to receive? I think Xiamen Airlines does that in Xiamen, doesn’t it?

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by Overthecascades
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1203

Re: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

Umm...so I guess for MU, MU501 (PVG-HKG) is the lowest number? Funny how both CA (101, PEK-HKG) and MU (501, PVG-HKG) used their "lowest" number on their HKG flights :D A few other: South Korean LCCs: LJ (Jin Air): Flight 1 is ICN->BKK. Although looks like it's seasonal. 7C (Jeju Air): 10...

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by Overthecascades
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1203

Re: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

CX: 101 HKG-SYD (I don't think CX used any number below that) Not Flight 1 or 101: BR: 5 LAX-TPE (Their flight 1 used to run that route also). BR101 is 3/wk FUK-TPE, so nothing special about that at all. Honorable mention: JL101 HND-ITM. They have a Flight 1 (SFO-HND, as stated in a few posts back)...

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by Overthecascades
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1203

Re: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

CX: 101 HKG-SYD (I don't think CX used any number below that) Not Flight 1 or 101: BR: 5 LAX-TPE (Their flight 1 used to run that route also). BR101 is 3/wk FUK-TPE, so nothing special about that at all. Honorable mention: JL101 HND-ITM. They have a Flight 1 (SFO-HND, as stated in a few posts back)...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1203

What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

Flight 1 or 101.

AA 1 JFK LAX
CA 101 PEK HKG
CI 1 TPE HNL
JL 1 HND SFO
UA 1 SFO SIN

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Paine Field in 5 Years?
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Potential of Paine Field in 5 Years?

With three airlines (UA, AS, and WN) signing up to fly up to 24 flights a day, this is quickly getting to the approved limit of 3,600 passengers a year, way before the opening of the new terminal. If demand continues to climb, will authorities approve additional capacity? If more airlines join the b...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Air in Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: Xiamen Air in Seattle

SEA-SZX is changing from 2 to 3 flights per week in May, which is a promising sign, albeit a small one. RT flights are now consistently $800-$1100, which is an improvement from when they were around $500 before. Having DL feed, SZX essentially being a secondary airport for HKG, and lots of tech com...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Air in Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: Xiamen Air in Seattle

The route was an outcome when President Xi visited seattle several years ago. At least it’s what I hear. Shenzhen prefecture is a much bigger, richer and more commercially important hub (stock market is in Shenzhen plus Alibaba and lots tech startups) than Xiamen that’s why the route is backtracking...

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Air in Seattle
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Xiamen Air in Seattle

How’s it doing? Future plans? I was able to find schedule beyond Oct this year which I find it odd. Is that normal?

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 19876

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

I could see them restarting LAS. I'm kinda surprised they haven't done so already. As for new destinations, I could see MIA and PHL. In the long term, I could eventually see them adding BNA. In terms of the U.S., I agree that both MIA and PHL are quite plausible given the JV connectivity. I also th...

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by Overthecascades
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8986

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

It amazes me no US carrier placed an order for the A380 even though some have B747 in their fleet.

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by Overthecascades
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8986

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

It’s such a beautiful bird. I want it to last as long as possible!

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by Overthecascades
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8986

Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

We have a lot of them ahead of UAE. China, Japan, USA coasts, you name it. Why so little demand else where?

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by Overthecascades
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19969

Re: Alaska to announce PAE destination tomorrow

AS probably only want to fly to its frequent destinations which they have at SEA. CHS sounds logical at the beginning but AS only flies there once a day. Moving to PAE will hurt SEA. So no. It’ll be the usual suspects in CA, plus GEG, PDX maybe BOI.

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3162

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

longhauler wrote:
In winter/low season, it is normally an A320 at AC on YYZ-SEA, sometimes an A319.
Starting in May/June it goes to two daily A320s, with a third E190/A319 some days of the week.


That’s evidence of good demand. AC captures Canada point of sale and DL or AS should capture the SEA one.

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by Overthecascades
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds SEA-IAD
Replies: 47
Views: 7647

Re: Delta adds SEA-IAD

Just for my education. Why is AS serving DCA whilst DL can’t?

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by Overthecascades
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tianjin Airlines plans US (LAX) flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1895

Re: Tianjin Airlines plans US (LAX) flight

The airlines application and public notice from CAAC shows Xian-LAX and Zhengzhou-LAX, both thrice weekly starting Dec 2018.

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by Overthecascades
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if: Alaska had widebodies
Replies: 21
Views: 2158

Re: What if: Alaska had widebodies

Fun conversation and speculation but AS is in no rush to have WB

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by Overthecascades
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Farmer Builds A320
Replies: 58
Views: 15975

Re: Chinese Farmer Builds A320

The keyword is BUILD

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by Overthecascades
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 6394

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

I thought the cabin door was still open when this all happened, no?

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by Overthecascades
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Recycling
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Inflight Recycling

UA does separate the cups and cans from everything else at the point of collection. They also try to grab newspapers and magazines that people discard, so they're doing a fair amount of separation on board. Whether or not the "other" bag gets sorted before going to the landfill probably d...

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