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by flyfresno
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 75
Views: 6398

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

Interesting if AS gives up their MEX slots as WN gave up 2 of their pairs too. Is there a reason why they don't operate SEA-MEX? What AAG did was cancel an entire EMJ daily operation: SAN-MEX-LAX-MEX-SAN. They still operate a 737 r/t between LAX and MEX, which ties in with a SFO-MEX r/t. So yes, AA...

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by flyfresno
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fargo vs Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: Fargo vs Bismarck

azstar wrote:
HPRamper wrote:
All that being said, I believe this is about total number of flights, not seats. FAR has much more mainline activity from the network carriers.


?? FAR has only1 mainline flight to MSP. Every other flight is an RJ of some sort.


Part of the year, there are two mainline flights to MSP from FAR.

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by flyfresno
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fargo vs Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: Fargo vs Bismarck

azstar wrote:
HPRamper wrote:
All that being said, I believe this is about total number of flights, not seats. FAR has much more mainline activity from the network carriers.


?? FAR has only1 mainline flight to MSP. Every other flight is an RJ of some sort.


Part of the year, there are two mainline flights to MSP from FAR.

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by flyfresno
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2434

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

Fresno is the largest U.S. city proper that is not currently served by WN, and the Fresno metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the contiguous U.S. that is not currently served by WN. In addition, Fresno is located further from an airport served by WN than Madison is, and both of th...

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by flyfresno
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 184
Views: 17152

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

So how many markets have been negatively impacted by today's announcement? FAT-DEN was pushed to 7:10 pm, lost the direct/no connect to ORD, now connects with virtually nothing, and was upgraded to a 321. Wouldn't it be easier to just cancel the route now before it starts? How many other markets ha...

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by flyfresno
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN
Replies: 55
Views: 7396

Re: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN

So as this plays out, which routes will DL most like retain/add USA-Asia while leaving all others to partners, e.g., KE? ATL => JFK => DTW => MPS => LAX => PDX => SEA => HND to LAX/MSP will definitely stick around in light of route authority issues. Might also see MSP-ICN added. PDX will likely swa...

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by flyfresno
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 3400

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

PTY = lots of biz travel CUN= zero biz travel Ship captains and bankers make money for the airlines not rock bottom Y class pax Certainly not zero, but very low. There are still business with offices/production in the Yucatán, and there are a fair number of trade shows and conventions there. That s...

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by flyfresno
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 7437

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

I'm always shocked how far out some of these international airports get built. And it's not just NRT. TPE is also so far out there. And same with Daxing. In NRT's defense, it has several options for direct and relatively high speed express train service into Tokyo. Depending on where you're actuall...

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by flyfresno
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 14107

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

SEA-ANC also has a ton of O&D on both ends; Seattle is far and away the top market from Anchorage, and Anchorage is, I believe, a top 5 market from Seattle (if it’s not too 5 then it’s top 10). If B6 can fill up a flight with barely any feed then WN would be fine. If WN started PDX-ANC, I would...

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by flyfresno
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 14107

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

What domestic airport will Southwest serve next FAT, XNA, OR ANC? While ANC would surely be a good bet seasonally (summer), I'm not sure if SWA wants to serve it only part of the year (or reduce to only 1 or 2 flights per day in the winter). XNA is interesting...SWA might "develop" the ma...

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by flyfresno
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12302

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

I’m sure that AA likes the expand-ability of CLT vs PHL. There is plenty of room to add a fifth (although likely fourth as 5/23 would probably close) runway and many more gates. PHL is highly constrained in both facets. Charlotte has a ways to go, and I’m sure this is a very long term plan, but AA c...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

On a side note, its amazing how we can’t have a discussion on this forum without so many people viamently (and sometimes un-objectively) taking sides in the ME3/US3 debate.

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by flyfresno
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

DXB and/or BOM. I can’t imagine anything more in the next 5 years.

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by flyfresno
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21609

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

It really sucks for those people who truly have and need animal assistance, but we need legislation saying that all support animals need to pass certification, and not just via some online “doctor” who gives out a letter to anyone that’s willing to pay for it. As always, we can’t have nice things be...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds FAT - LAX Red-eye??
Replies: 21
Views: 5359

Re: UA Adds FAT - LAX Red-eye??

AAvgeek744 wrote:
If you want to see some weird middle of the night flights, find an OAG from the early 70's. There were dozens of flights between midnight and say 4:00 a.m., and not just from large cities. DL and EA seemed to have the most.


Many of these sorts of schedules still exist in foreign countries.

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by flyfresno
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 9809

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

The only real reason to go back to JFK is to provide feed to/from Star partners there, although it appears those airlines are doing just fine with O&D. Seems like more effort than it’s worth when all you would likely see is a couple flights per day to IAD and ORD, and maybe BOS, LAX, and/or SFO.

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by flyfresno
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP
Replies: 41
Views: 7131

Re: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP

*Y4 FAT-MLM MAR 0>0.3 APR 0>0.3 MAY 0>0.3 JUN 0>0.3 JUL 0>0.3 AUG 0>0.3 SEP 0>0.3

Going Year Round!

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by flyfresno
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 5176

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Not technically New England, but near enough... Plattsburgh (PBG) will have a new customs facility shortly, and there is word that a Paris flight is "likely". A Paris flight would be a real coup for their "Montreal-Sud" strategy. I wonder what the carrier would be? Norwegian? XL...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 8796

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

dfwjim1 wrote:
Perhaps RNO and FAT at least seasonally (RNO - skiing and FAT - Yosemite).


I would be shocked (yet delighted) to see FAT-CLT before ORD on AA or ATL on DL. But AA does have the strongest presence of any airline in Fresno right now.

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by flyfresno
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19345

Re: Alaska to announce PAE destination tomorrow

We went through such silly predictions back months ago when the Paine service was first announced by AAG and UA. Doesn't look like most guesses are any more thoughtful than they were last time. I guess I can play the game too, so here are my 10 well-thought-out guesses: PAE-BZN PAE-DAL PAE-SBP PAE-...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15940

Re: Kenya Airways to announce US route on Wednesday January 10

Cunard wrote:
flyfresno wrote:
Is this the big new MCI announcement? :lol:


That was Icelandair if your not probably aware yet!


Yeah it was a joke...I would have been surprised at any US city other than NY...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15940

Re: Kenya Airways to announce US route on Wednesday January 10

Is this the big new MCI announcement? :lol:

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by flyfresno
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Allegiant
Replies: 105
Views: 11226

Re: What is next for Allegiant

G4's business model to medium sized cities out of LAS seems to be changing with the add of the 319/320 base. SCK and FAT are going to mostly 2X day flights and I could see 3X on peak days. It wouldn't be unexpected to see higher frequencies to OAK, EUG and other medium cities as well. My bet as a g...

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by flyfresno
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ
Replies: 63
Views: 11147

Re: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ

enilria wrote:
Y4 FAT-MLM FEB 0>0.3


Glad to see it's doing well enough to not just be a holiday seasonal!

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by flyfresno
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP
Replies: 15
Views: 1961

Re: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP

Seems like they'd want to set it down earlier if it was mechanical problems -- DTW would make sense if so... I wonder if the crew is timing out? Pilots can't "time out" in flight, only prior to taking off. Theoretically, they could be picking up fresh crew for another flight, but it's mos...

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by flyfresno
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP
Replies: 15
Views: 1961

Re: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP

Just looking at the flight on DL's website. It's scheduled for a 30 mins stop at MSP (Originally planned to arrived at 1630 CST and leave at 1700 CST, right now it's arrival at 1650 CST and departure at 1720 CST). Crew Timing Out makes the most sense - the flight was originally scheduled for 0700 E...

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by flyfresno
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP
Replies: 15
Views: 1961

Re: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP

At what point did they divert? Sometimes it makes more sense to go on to a "further" destination ahead than to turn around, especially when the event isn't critical. Could be related to metering into SFO due to low ceilings forecast, although it's just a TEMPO and I would assume they would...

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by flyfresno
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 in Fresno
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: G4 in Fresno

I've been thinking about this, and AUS is certainly a growing travel destination (last time I was there, the bar I was in had three bachelor parties, one from Calgary and two from California), and taking a non-stop would probably also be convenient for anyone wishing to visit San Antonio, especially...

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by flyfresno
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 61
Views: 14395

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

I hope they keep the aviation museum around.

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by flyfresno
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 in Fresno
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: G4 in Fresno

G4 doesn't serve any of the markets that FAT is shopping at the higher end of its incentive program - MSP, ATL, IAH... SFB might work for the summer Disney crowd. What we really want is Cabo. Yes, I think Mexico is the most likely next G4 market(s), probably SJD first. However, I wouldn’t be surpri...

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by flyfresno
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX
Replies: 102
Views: 15286

Re: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX

AA DFW-FAT JUN 2>3 JUL 2>3 AA LAX-FAT APR 4>5 Interesting adds, but not unexpected. One might think that AA responding to UA? 3rd DFW is a daily red-eye replacing last year's Monday only flight. Would appear that UA's red-eye to ORD has a challenger for the red-eye traffic. The 5th to LAX comes aft...

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by flyfresno
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 in Fresno
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: G4 in Fresno

Wow, that would be a total wildcard...AUS-FAT would be a route very few people would see coming. I would almost expect SFB before AUS, although I would be surprised at either. We’ll see...

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by flyfresno
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 432
Views: 47515

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

I think it would make sense to replace the 737 with a slightly bigger model and have embraer simultaneously develop a mini-737 to compete with the CSeries. Design commonalities like the cockpit could offer synergies between both models, if not outright sharing one type rating. If the 757 and 767 ca...

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by flyfresno
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 16995

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

usflyer msp wrote:
Swadian wrote:
Would AA be likely to add DFW-YEG, DFW-LGB, PHX-YYC, PHX-HDN, LAX-STS, LAX-FAT, LAX-MRY, or bring back LAX-MSP?


I just noticed AA is bringing back LAX-MSP for the Super Bowl. Just from 1/30 -2/5 - there are actually 3 flights on some days...


AA already flies LAX-FAT...3-4 times per day.

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by flyfresno
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 9610

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

Dont know if United is getting profits or not, but even if United wanted to remove the route, it cannot, because this route is not seasonal type route. Its always full. Apparently it is so full, that captain has to leave 2-3 containers behind sometimes in order not to cross MTOW, since its a 200ER....

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by flyfresno
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teruel: I think I just saw an Airbus land for the last time.....
Replies: 6
Views: 4528

Re: Teruel: I think I just saw an Airbus land for the last time.....

10.1 years old...sort of a waste for that short of a service life.

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by flyfresno
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10514

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

All they need to do is add a flight or two to FAT and all their ORD problems will be solved... Agreed!!! LOL..as most have said..there are a few opportunities..but they need to be profitable or a good chance of becoming profitable. I think FAT is one of those..and there are a few other "dots o...

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by flyfresno
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10514

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

All they need to do is add a flight or two to FAT and all their ORD problems will be solved...

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by flyfresno
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6578

Re: 20 busiest city pairs in the Americas for this year

Surprised SFO-LAX isn't higher, although I would imagine all of SJC/OAK/SFO to all of LAX/BUR/ONT/LGB/SNA would top this list? Is the LA-SF corridor still the busiest in the world? Was in the 80s and 90s but I’m not sure about today. Anyone? Not the world, but maybe Americas? I think that was answe...

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by flyfresno
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6578

Re: 20 busiest city pairs in the Americas for this year

Surprised SFO-LAX isn't higher, although I would imagine all of SJC/OAK/SFO to all of LAX/BUR/ONT/LGB/SNA would top this list?

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by flyfresno
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 16995

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

Was hoping AA would add FAT-ORD in response to UA. Oh well...

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by flyfresno
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5824

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

Certainly a bummer for those who booked the “last” flight intentionally, and Delta might be wise to let pax swap, but also a huge bummer for passengers expecting the new A350 suites and getting normal One seats. That said, equipment swaps like this happen all the time at all airlines for various rea...

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by flyfresno
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight
Replies: 125
Views: 18800

Re: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight

Wow, they had already officially announced that the 17th flight would be the last revenue flight. There will be a ton of pissed off people following this new announcement I feel. @JumboJet, weren't you scheduled to be in the 17th flight on the upper deck? I wonder if they have offered to waive the ...

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by flyfresno
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21581

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

777-500er wrote:
SFO-PPT will be announced


Seems the most likely, but I am going out a (very long) limb and guessing SFO-BKK.

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by flyfresno
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 22294

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

There's also the threat of what happened to Canada when they refused to allow ME3 carriers more landing rights. The UAE evicted Canadian troops from a base in Dubai and initially forced Canadian citizens to obtain pricey visas to enter the country (although that was lifted three years later). I thin...

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by flyfresno
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY
Replies: 85
Views: 15365

Re: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY

Interestingly enough, this looks like a domestic add given the flight times (815am out of JFK, and a red-eye return from SJC). Aircraft will be a 738. Yes, service between two points in the same country is generally considered a domestic flight. SJC is in California. SJO is the one in Costa Rica. H...

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by flyfresno
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19423

Re: United ending Xian

Why if someone has been to Xi'an would they be surprised the flight lasted this long? I don't quite understand your comment I've been to Xi'an and absolutely loved it, one of my favorite cities in China and I've been to quite a few. I didn't think the flight would last just because I periodically c...

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by flyfresno
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19423

Re: United ending Xian

They pretty much got all the people that wanted to see the Terra Cotta Warriors......and the "fad" tourist destination had run its course for XIY......at least it had something going for it, unlike HGH, which was destined to fail, right out of the starting blocks. So much more to Xi’an an...

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by flyfresno
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19423

Re: United ending Xian

Why? Is XIY-SFO-LAX so obviously superior to, for instance, XIY-ICN-LAX that UA will get all of the non-SFO US business? First, XIY-SFO is far superior to XIY-ICN-SFO for a SFO bound passenger. Second, XIY-SFO-LAX is superior to XIY-ICN-LAX for a LAX bound passenger. If you travelled more you would...

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