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by flyfresno
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT

I feel like "Allegiant plane makes it from point A to point B safely and without incident" would be a more unique, news-worthy story at this point...

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by flyfresno
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic
Replies: 58
Views: 7668

Re: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic

Missing in the AA December adds, is that FAT-DFW goes 3X day starting December 15. Capacity upgrade on FAT-PHX as well, as a 319 replaces the 12:30p CRJ900. They aren't going to show the upgrade to the A319 as this post is only for frequency, not aircraft size. American could upgrade it to a 777 an...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 24401

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Hopefully Now on October 1 we all will be proven wrong and we can go back to speculation on when FAT gets WN service Flyguy Maybe Oct 1 will be the day for FAT too! Maybe Oct 1 is the day WN announces service to Fresno that INCLUDES FAT-HNL 1X or 2X per week. :stirthepot: :spin: That would be the b...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 24401

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

This leaves me to believe OCTOBER 1 first day of 737-8MAX revenue service will be the day IF they announce anything! WN is still a Family Airline. Maybe the Heart more than just a Paint job! One minute you're crying foul and now you're back on the rumor mill, excited as ever just because you think ...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 23363

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

The noon departure for both AMS/CDG will be the earliest EU departure, though it will be horrible for jetlag. By the time you arrive early in the morning, it will be 9-10pm LA time and you will be ready for sleep. Ready for sleep, but there's still 7+ hours before hotels let us check in. West coast...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 23363

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

JFK-PDL...guess we know what they are doing with the GUM aircraft!

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by flyfresno
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4505

Re: United new safety video!

I fly Virgin America once a month at least, and that stupid long music video they have gives me nightmares now. On every single flight I have seen people start watching it, and halfway through start fiddling with their phones or whatever. They still have that same video?! I guess when you pay for a...

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by flyfresno
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4505

Re: United new safety video!

I like the lanterns at the end...pretty cool.

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by flyfresno
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17056

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Top unserved markets out of FAT that wouldn't be backtracking from DEN: ORD, MSP, IAD/BWI/DCA, MCO, JFK/LGA/EWR. Hopefully they will hit at least 3 more of these with connections, but the ORD add is nice. Maybe they got the message...FAT-ORD now down to $105 each way. Waaaaaay better! Disagree that...

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by flyfresno
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17056

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Tu Th Su?! And $245 one way to ORD? Are they trying to fail? UA has fares below that, and SWA from OAK-MDW is usually under $200 for a NS. Also, should be Su Mo Th Fr if anything... On top of that....no connections in DEN other than ORD? I'm thinking this will be the third failed attempt at FAT. Th...

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by flyfresno
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17056

Re: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes

Is there still any service between Minneapolis and Colorado Springs on Delta?

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by flyfresno
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17056

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

FAT finally loaded to DEN and one-stop to ORD Tu Th Su?! And $245 one way to ORD? Are they trying to fail? UA has fares below that, and SWA from OAK-MDW is usually under $200 for a NS. Also, should be Su Mo Th Fr if anything... On top of that....no connections in DEN other than ORD? I'm thinking th...

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by flyfresno
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17056

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

For those less familiar with how Frontier rollouts typically go, know that it' not uncommon for plenty of odd things to be out there at first: --Odd fares, or no fare available. --Schedules may be out there but navigation may be odd. For example a new flight might operate 7 days per week and you ca...

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by flyfresno
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17056

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

loisencroach wrote:
FAT finally loaded to DEN and one-stop to ORD

Tu Th Su?! And $245 one way to ORD? Are they trying to fail? UA has fares below that, and SWA from OAK-MDW is usually under $200 for a NS. Also, should be Su Mo Th Fr if anything...

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by flyfresno
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17056

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

KLMatSJC wrote:
The website is now updated. Can't booked it yet. This is what I have found:

SJC-COS 4x weekly
SJC-ATL 5x weekly
SJC-CVG 3x weekly

All begin around the first week of April.

No DTW. :duck:


No DTW, but the latter two adds are still a bit of a swipe at big papa D.

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by flyfresno
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17056

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Could we see new FAT service? LAS?

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by flyfresno
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 292
Views: 58266

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

I'm pretty sure both UA and DL could operate a week of 747 flights back and forth between hubs like this sell out every one for premium $$$.

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by flyfresno
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 39
Views: 4354

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

This is my wing nut conspiracy theory. WN has said it will have up to 4 additional used 737-700 that will be available for new flying in NOV/DEC 2017. Service has yet to be announced because WN pushed all the exciting events planned for the 737-800MAX delivery in the wake of Hurricane Harvey & ...

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by flyfresno
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 39
Views: 4354

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

2X LAS, 2X PHX, and 1X either SAN, LAX, or DEN. I think that would be it initially. FAT would be exceedingly lucky to get MDW, and I can't see that until they can sustain 8+ per day to other, closer focus cities.

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by flyfresno
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 39
Views: 4354

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

Bobloblaw wrote:
Your headline is too optimistic for the actual story. The local news doesn't at all say WN is headed to FAT. They just ask is WN is coming to FAT.


Did you watch the video? It says the airline is in "serious discussions with the city."

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by flyfresno
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 39
Views: 4354

Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

This local news station seems pretty sure that Southwest is headed to FAT. This has certainly been a huge rumor floating around for a while...could it finally be happening? I won't believe it until I see it... http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/investigation-southwest-airlines-coming-to-fresno/81...

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by flyfresno
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13664

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

But more to the point, while there are times that even the 739s are payload restricted, they are still operating the routes, airlines are obviously making money flying them. Which is Air Canada's intention. Except, airlines are swapping many of those routes back to 757s or other longer-range a/c fo...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13664

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

But more to the point, while there are times that even the 739s are payload restricted, they are still operating the routes, airlines are obviously making money flying them. Which is Air Canada's intention. Except, airlines are swapping many of those routes back to 757s or other longer-range a/c fo...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13664

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

What makes your pessimistic view any more rational? No one is saying diversions cannot happen, but it Air Canada would not launch a route that they cannot feasibly / reliably/ profitably operate. Well, to begin, airlines are having to bump up to 30-40 pax on some flights going from LAX-HNL and othe...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13664

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

The range of the B737-8 MAX is 3500nm so it can do it Exactly what I'm talking about. You got that off of Boeing's website...congrats. But that doesn't mean actual aircraft performance fully loaded with a strong headwind and an alternate will be anywhere near that. What makes your pessimistic view ...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 190
Views: 20180

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Yesterday a Delta B744 landed in MSP for fueling. DTWs longest runway is being worked on for another week. She had to takeoff empty and refuel before continuing back to Shanghai. Was also N662US the oldest Delta 744. Also not sure if this been mentioned yet but MSP-AMS winter season will be a KLM B...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13664

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

Even if they weren't, they'd have no issues in winter either. Great to see that AC will be using the MAX on transatlantic routes other than YYT-LHR. Both Boeing and Airbus have advertised aircraft as being able to fly certain routes easily, and then airlines struggled to operate those routes with f...

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by flyfresno
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13664

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

That makes better sense.. They are seasonal...... Even if they weren't, they'd have no issues in winter either. Great to see that AC will be using the MAX on transatlantic routes other than YYT-LHR. Both Boeing and Airbus have advertised aircraft as being able to fly certain routes easily, and then...

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by flyfresno
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 395
Views: 36426

Re: DL Future Expansion

CMH, RDU, AUS, MCO, LAS will likely be the main focus cities going forward. I could see one more west coast city becoming bigger as well, likely SJC or PDX. Some of these have AMS already, some don't, but I think they will all see more domestic growth for sure. I'd add BNA as well, but maybe it's t...

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by flyfresno
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 395
Views: 36426

Re: DL Future Expansion

CMH, RDU, AUS, MCO, LAS will likely be the main focus cities going forward. I could see one more west coast city becoming bigger as well, likely SJC or PDX. Some of these have AMS already, some don't, but I think they will all see more domestic growth for sure.

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by flyfresno
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 292
Views: 58266

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

F9Animal wrote:
There was a rumor they might paint a 747 in tulip colors for its retirement? That sure would be a nice touch!


It would also be a very expensive touch!

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by flyfresno
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 292
Views: 58266

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

https://s26.postimg.org/apndl5ikp/IMG_0247.png Can someone please confirm this? I booked this flight earlier this year since it was the last 747 flight on the schedule. However, I cannot find anything online in the last few weeks where United has "officially announced" that this will, in ...

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by flyfresno
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7250

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

It's definitely a big surprise that AA left NYC-SJU, even with the competition. I would imagine that NYC is the second largest year-round O&D "mainland" US market out of SJU after South Florida (or maybe even #1?), but I guess there are just too many competitors on that route for AA to...

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by flyfresno
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5358

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

I'll second the notion that fifth freedom flying currently carried out on DL metal over TYO won't be carried over to ICN. You've got in ICN one of if not the best connecting hub in North Asia with a robust partner network in KE. Really no reason for DL to fly the routes via fifth freedom versus lev...

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 18138

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

Short of flying modified A330s with far fewer premium seats, I don't see MNL or TPE happening. I'm surprised DL is still even in MNL. Too low yield on either, and the CI alliance is really an afterthought compared to KE and MU partnerships...

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by flyfresno
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Footage of first SY flight to STS
Replies: 20
Views: 2416

Re: Footage of first SY flight to STS

FATFlyer wrote:
FAT is supposedly gaining a mainline AS flight next year.


Is this based on the remodel, or more?

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by flyfresno
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 7587

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

UA LAX-FAT DEC 1.0>3 This will represent the first time in *years* that the number of FAT-LAX/LAX-FAT will be equal and FAT-SFO/SFO-FAT flights will be equal. Before, there was always one more flight per day to SFO and from LAX. Now it will be set at 3X each way to/from LAX and 4X each way to/from ...

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13664

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

I wonder if calling the airport San Francisco violates the DOT rules against deceptive advertising. If that were the case, a lot of other airports mentioned in this thread will have problems as well - IAD, BWI, SEA, RNO, FAT, DFW, and on and on. SFO itself is in unincorporated San Mateo county, not...

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13664

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

Slightly off topic - partly because this thread is so amusing to those of us in the Bay Area... Best use of a name that has no business using that name: Fresno/Yosemite - a whopping 2.5 hour drive to Yosemite Valley. I think the more appropriate name would be Fresno - Gateway to Yosemite or somethi...

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can one access passenger information?
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Where can one access passenger information?

Thanks for the link.

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13664

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

KiloRomeoDelta wrote:
Norwegian and LEVEL both also refer to OAK as Oakland-San Francisco, that's pretty common.

Since BA flies to SJC too, will they call that airport "San Francisco San Jose" too?


As I said above, yes, it is.

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13664

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

rrapynot wrote:
SFO isn't in San Francisco either, it's in San Mateo. Maybe they should rename it Millbrae International or San Bruno International?


Technically, the airport property is part of the city of SF.

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13664

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

Thinking about some people who live in small/medium towns where the next closest commercial airport is hours away (some of whom lack a basic concept of US geography) or even citizens of many foreign countries, I would imagine that some of them, like this person, just can't grasp the idea that there...

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13664

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

There are some cities that suffer from inferiority complex. Instead of recognizing the fact that the metropolitan area is named after another e people know the region because of it, they still struggle with it and make such mistakes like not naming the airport after the better known city. The airpo...

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13664

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

I think other airlines (like Norwegian) have been using that term for a while already (although they call it Oakland - San Francisco). Other than dealing with the Bay Bridge (which can be a total nightmare between 6 and 9 am on weekdays) and the slightly higher cost of BART, both airports are pretty...

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by flyfresno
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can one access passenger information?
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Where can one access passenger information?

Although, "Table 6" seems to be missing Hawaii. You would have to go to the Hawaiian tourism board data for that, I believe.

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by flyfresno
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15325

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

Someone with good skills should create the route map of SY/WN. Eliminate DFW for DAL. Eliminate any airports SY flies to which WN does not (maybe move it to something close - i.e. JFK to LGA). It would look nice. Does it look that nice though? Southwest could easily add SEA, PDX, LAX, OAK, SAN, DAL...

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by flyfresno
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35658

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Southwest does actually operate MDW-GRR and HOU-AUS nonstop routes, and both of these routes are shorter than the OAK-FAT route. Southwest also operates the ATL-GSP route which is almost the same distance as the MDW-GRR route. This is all completely true, and very good points. I would argue that HO...

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by flyfresno
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35658

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Well that seems to be a recurring debate on this forum. Flights to the bay area are pretty well covered by United, in fact they just flew their first mainline flight out of FAT this morning to SFO. If I recall it's been 20+ years since they have had mainline here. And WN really is picky when it com...

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