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by Aliqiout
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2639

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

I see this as an excellent idea. Builds on the existing process at many airports with aircraft under <19 seats that don't have screening. Simply raise this limit to include 50-seaters now. This would allow TSA to concentrate and fund resources at large airports. Like you I think this could be done ...

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by Aliqiout
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13504

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

Mboyle1988 wrote:
Fairly significant AA cuts at PHX

Not really, the net loss is 1 daily flight for only one month compared to last year.

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by Aliqiout
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2639

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

Because terrosists can't figure out how to get to small airports?

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4513

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

If tourism, then why not CUN-BZE or PVR-BZE? Mexican tourists, not tourists from Belize. Why would Mexican tourists go to Belize and not to the Mexican Caribbean coast or the Pacific coast? For the same reasons Americans don't just got to FL and HI. This will also work for torsists from north of th...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4513

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

If tourism, then why not CUN-BZE or PVR-BZE? Mexican tourists, not tourists from Belize. Why would Mexican tourists go to Belize and not to the Mexican Caribbean coast or the Pacific coast? For the same reasons Americans don't just got to FL and HI. This will also work for torsists from north of th...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4513

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

If tourism, then why not CUN-BZE or PVR-BZE? Mexican tourists, not tourists from Belize. Why would Mexican tourists go to Belize and not to the Mexican Caribbean coast or the Pacific coast? For the same reasons Americans don't just got to FL and HI. This will also work for torsists from north of th...

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by Aliqiout
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”
Replies: 48
Views: 5446

Re: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”

And I've never understood the 'I hate having it glaring in my face the whole time' argument. Just turn it off. There's a button. Push it. Yes I think you can push a button to turn off most (all?) of the systems in use now, but some of the early systems you couldn't, or if you could they would come ...

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by Aliqiout
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 320
Views: 31788

Re: The Future of ISP

LGA AND JFK are in NYC not in suburban Long Island. Is it on the same island yes but you have to take what I said in context. Without a smart ass reply Not a smart ass reply. What matters for airports is physical geography, not municipal boundaries. I am not sure what the fact that you have to cros...

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by Aliqiout
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 320
Views: 31788

Re: The Future of ISP

No airports? ISP LGA and JFK are all on Long Island. While JFK and LGA are physically on Long Island, they are in the borough of Queens, part of NYC. Any Long Islander (and I grew up and spent most of my life there) will tell you "Long Island" consists of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and ...

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by Aliqiout
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 320
Views: 31788

Re: The Future of ISP

There is no future at this airport. The local residents fought this airport every step most majors had flights there. At that time there were some aircraft that flew out of there were loud. DC-9's MD-80's and some 727's So when they wanted to expand residents fought. The town of Islip had some real...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet and China Airlines to share aircraft/crews
Replies: 6
Views: 2624

Re: Westjet and China Airlines to share aircraft/crews

It honestly seems to just be an extension of their codeshare agreement. Like yowza said, the grammar and wording is terrible, but what I believe it's saying is that CI will now sell tickets under their own airline code aboard WestJet flights. Some airlines have codeshare agreements that make it bla...

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by Aliqiout
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:16 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: 11229

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

My guess would be that AS will start flying this route in 2018. bb I'd be surprised. I believe both UA and AA launched this route for corporate contracts that AS may not have. I am a little surprised that MSP-LAX couldn't support five carriers: DL, UA, Sun Country and Spirit in addition to AA. But ...

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by Aliqiout
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir leaving all Non-EAS cities in the lower 48
Replies: 44
Views: 5736

Re: PenAir leaving all Non-EAS cities in the lower 48

I was in Liberal,KS a few weeks ago and a non-PenAir person at the air terminal said that they were doing lousy loadwise and performancewise. Took that with a grain of salt, but I doubt loads were very busy. Did notice a PenAir ad in a video billboard in town, so there was some advertising.... It a...

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by Aliqiout
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 43
Views: 8474

Re: Ryanair cancels a flight from Corsica and … and lets its passengers find an alternative by themselves

I do not agree with you. In Europe legacy airlines are any traditional airline with some history related to the airport, region or country where they are based. NT was the first airline to connect the Canary islands, and was once part of Iberia. They also won, several times already, the regional ai...

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by Aliqiout
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 43
Views: 8474

Re: Ryanair cancels a flight from Corsica and … and lets its passengers find an alternative by themselves

Really? try NT. You'll love them. Not a LCC, but not what most think of when the term legacy is used on this site. I don't know if there is an official definition of legacy in Europe, but in the US it is the airlines that held interstate route authorities before deregulation, so AA,DL,UA,AS, and HA...

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by Aliqiout
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 43
Views: 8474

Re: Ryanair cancels a flight from Corsica and … and lets its passengers find an alternative by themselves

I am so surprised to see how fast some of you guys jump on FR's back over issues like this. I am not excusing them (God forbid) but so many other "legacy" airlines do things like that, yet I hear nothing from you. Only a few days ago I was left stranded at TFN by a "legacy" airl...

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by Aliqiout
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 43
Views: 8474

Re: Ryanair cancels a flight from Corsica and … and lets its passengers find an alternative by themselves

I've never heard of a legacy doing that. I ve seen Iberia doing that...with my eyes. I am not denying you experience, but I was once on a canceled IB flight on which passengers were offered accommodation on the next available flight, which in some cases was a few days wait. I latter read passages c...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 43
Views: 8474

Re: Ryanair cancels a flight from Corsica and … and lets its passengers find an alternative by themselves

In case of IRROPS, Ryanair is quite creative. They have a lot of bases and an airborne workforce that is flexible. In this case, even though the aircraft repositioned later, the aircraft was probably used for another flight that was also undergoing the same issues. I've been in a similar case with ...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 43
Views: 8474

Re: Ryanair cancels a flight from Corsica and … and lets its passengers find an alternative by themselves

I am so surprised to see how fast some of you guys jump on FR's back over issues like this. I am not excusing them (God forbid) but so many other "legacy" airlines do things like that, yet I hear nothing from you. Only a few days ago I was left stranded at TFN by a "legacy" airl...

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by Aliqiout
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO
Replies: 75
Views: 13250

Re: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO

DL DTW-LHR NOV 2>1.5 DEC 2>1.6 JAN 2>1.5 FEB 2>1.3 MAR 1.8>1.5 This is confusing because Delta never operated this flight more than once daily in the winter months. It's not being compared to what was operated last year, it's reflecting an adjustment to what was already loaded in the schedule for t...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Pulling Out of STS
Replies: 17
Views: 3350

Re: G4 Pulling Out of STS

I think that the area has too affluent pax to fly on G4, or the ones that would are too used to using SFO or OAK for the more options, especially if something goes haywire. I don't believe that's a real thing. You can't be too affluent to fly G4 and then go get on a Q400. But that's why QX is succe...

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by Aliqiout
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA
Replies: 36
Views: 7626

Re: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Perhaps V8 is Iliamba Air Taxi, they alteady fly sched flights ANC-ILI from ANC FBO. Guessing code is now theirs?

Yes this is Iliamna air taxi. This is existing service. ILI is Iliamna. They run a mixture of charter and scheduled flights. Maybe this switched to scheduled?

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks
Replies: 76
Views: 13785

Re: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks

When will it be time to present AS and VX together? I believe they don't have a single operating certificate yet. I could be wrong but that's my guess. That is correct, but they are coordinating schedules. I seem to remember elmira combining listing when that started happening in other mergers/aqui...

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by Aliqiout
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU
Replies: 43
Views: 5911

Re: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU

45 must be the most amazing President ever if a minor policy change, enacted by him not only a month ago, has had such a HUGE AND PROFOUND effect on Southwest Airlines. Just wow! I cant wait to see how quickly the ME3 fold after a policy change affecting the Middle East hits.... It doesn't take a v...

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by Aliqiout
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10725

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

*AM DTW-MTY JUL 1.0>0.5 AUG 1.0>0 SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 Well...that didn't last long. Yes because the codeshare was never placed on this route, so there were 0 connecting pax. MEX OTOH is doing fine with the codeshare added onto it. Another thing about MTY was ...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6315

Re: YWG Discussion

I think once VX is digested, AS to SEA is more likely than DL.

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by Aliqiout
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline stopovers at small airports
Replies: 58
Views: 9240

Re: Airline stopovers at small airports

There are still plenty of those types of flights in Alaska and northern Canada, as well as similarly unpopulated areas around the world, the last one like that that I flew outside those areas was F9 DEN-ABQ-ELP.

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by Aliqiout
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence(PVD) growth
Replies: 61
Views: 2535

Re: PVD - Sudden Rapid Growth - What Response is Next?

Don't worry, BDL will still win in the end. I don't worry about BDL. PVD has a much larger population base to draw from unlike BDL which is located in the middle of tobacco fields. PVD is two minutes away from I-95, the busiest highway in New England. I have used both and PVD wins hands down. Wins ...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 12392

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

The question of markets is not black and white. Any two nearby airports will have a full spectrum of those who will only use one and those who will be swayed by a certain price difference or schedule offering. For example, I live ten minutes closer to a small airport that is almost always more expe...

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by Aliqiout
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 12392

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

The question of markets is not black and white. Any two nearby airports will have a full spectrum of those who will only use one and those who will be swayed by a certain price difference or schedule offering. For example, I live ten minutes closer to a small airport that is almost always more expen...

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by Aliqiout
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS
Replies: 78
Views: 13592

Re: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS

Because it is a p2p flight and B6 doesn't have a hub in either of those cities. 27 daily nonstops????? First of all that isn't possible, B6 in BOS-JFK only has 6 daily nonstops, so how would SEA-ANC has 27???? The poster means, all of the airlines combined have 27 dailies on SEA-ANC with AS of cour...

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by Aliqiout
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS
Replies: 78
Views: 13592

Re: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS

Not going that well I see *B6 BUF-LAX JAN 1.0>0.6 This always struck me as kind of an oddball route for JetBlue .... what was the logic behind starting this one ? No offense to the JetBlue lovers out there, but B6 runs some of the weirdest routes in the country (ex. ANC-PDX/SEA and BUF-LAX) and doe...

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by Aliqiout
Tue May 30, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 21389

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

SEA-EDI is 500 miles longer than EWR-TXL. The A321LR is expected to have slightly more range than the 757, but not that much more. ANC is a few hundred miles closer than SEA. And you can keep dreaming if you think AS would be serving secondary European cities from ANC. I am not predicting that that...

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by Aliqiout
Tue May 30, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 21389

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

Even EDI is too far in real world operations. The normal A321neo performs those routes just fine. No need for the A321LR there. Yes, there would be weight restrictions in play, but it's not as bad as CO EWR-TXL on the 757. The matter isn't technological, but economical. SEA-EDI is 500 miles longer ...

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by Aliqiout
Mon May 29, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 11479

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

An operation of that scale would require more troopers than are already on the clock. And believe me, they aren't cheap. Drawing lines is fun when there's space. There's no room at E. I spend a huge portion of my time out on that ramp, and believe me, there's no easy way to do this. Sure cape air d...

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by Aliqiout
Sat May 20, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3768

Re: Cities with alternate airports

CDG/ORY

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by Aliqiout
Sat May 20, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3768

Re: Cities with alternate airports

YYZ/YTZ
SEA/PAE
DFW/DAL
GLA/PIK
ORD/MDW

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by Aliqiout
Sat May 06, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United applies for additional Havana frequencies
Replies: 21
Views: 4181

Re: United applies for additional Havana frequencies

It is ironic that so soon after the market opens up, the marginal players have come and gone in a hurry, while the big players are coming right in and expanding without hesitation. What were they thinking? I am surprised by the negativity here by saying this route is not viable. UA is making a plac...

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by Aliqiout
Sat May 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United applies for additional Havana frequencies
Replies: 21
Views: 4181

Re: United applies for additional Havana frequencies

CALLED IT! :-D But seriously, Houston has the 3rd fastest growing Cuban community in the US after Miami and Tampa. It makes sense. and it can pick up basically all the west of the Mississippi traffic, which is not much compared to Florida and Jersey, but still enough to warrant a flight I would pre...

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by Aliqiout
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL already sold over 100.000 tickets
Replies: 43
Views: 8951

Re: LEVEL already sold over 100.000 tickets

The problem I have with LCCs is not the lack of premium experience or add on fees. It's the lack of connectivity. Norwegian is great if you want to fly from Seattle to London and the flight isn't canceled, but of the hundreds of airplane trips I have taken I can only think of five that had an origin...

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by Aliqiout
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9705

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

WN dropping PDX-HOU (and SEA-HOU)...looks like time for AS to add PDX-IAH. And they're down to one daily SEA-SAN...why bother? They've already pulled out of SEA-SNA, are dropping BNA and MKE (seasonal reductions?). It seems their SEA schedule is getting less and less. I know for certain that the PD...

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by Aliqiout
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the regional jet kill off service to many local airports.
Replies: 55
Views: 7154

Re: Did the regional jet kill off service to many local airports.

In short, it seems to me a serious failure of the industry to fall down on continuing to provide economical 19-30 seat aircraft. I don't agree at all with the premise that the decline in small turborprop air service in the U.S. represents a "failure" at all, but if it does represent a &qu...

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by Aliqiout
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New Routes From PDX
Replies: 78
Views: 11987

Re: AS Announces New Routes From PDX

SNA it is. Yep. The timing is right, just the wrong destination! Nice to see that "gap" in the ABQ turn schedule filled. That is an un-served route which, I assume, AAG has determined does have the traffic to support the new service. Perfect aircraft to try it out. Nice add for ABQ (and f...

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by Aliqiout
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 15003

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

This hurts AMS and KL. Does it hurt the U.S.? Not really. Whatever small saving U.S. airlines operating into AMS could have earned, they can earn it 1 million fold with the tax cuts and subsidies that Pres. Trump is going to give them. I also think that the ME4 will see their bilateral frequencies ...

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by Aliqiout
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir in Denver
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: PenAir in Denver

The best part is you can earn AS miles.

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by Aliqiout
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missouri's New Branson Airport Struggling To Keep Fliers
Replies: 29
Views: 5664

Re: Missouri's New Branson Airport Struggling To Keep Fliers

Why would anyone fly into Branson when KMCI, KTUL, KLIT, and KSTL are each within a few hours drive of Branson? By the time you factor in the additional cost and airport and flying time to get to Branson, it's really not worth it. Why would anyone drive a few hours at the end or beginning of a plan...

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by Aliqiout
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation of an Alaska/JetBlue Merger In the Future
Replies: 23
Views: 6098

Re: Speculation of an Alaska/JetBlue Merger In the Future

Do Alaska and JetBlue do any inter-lining? I could see treating well each other's passengers on the opposite coast. This would be of some value to passengers, and make each airline more useful for some one stop trips. If they did some such agreement about the only change would be a little cooperati...

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