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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 69
Views: 7357

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

SFO even after terminal 1 is complete it is going to continue to be very tight.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6319

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

Jet Blue I personally think has a problem with it's route structure. It has two big hubs both in the NE and they are both strong. Where the problem is, is that at least 50 percent of their routes are to leisure destinations, Florida and the caribbean. I know they fly to a lot of other places, but wo...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?

It will be added, but not so sure it will be that quick. PHX is pretty competitve to the bay area with AA, UA, SW. Frontier and allegiant from Mesa. Actually Houston either airport is probably less competitive.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 70
Views: 9057

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

How on earth is this even true? I would never drive to SJC to catch a flight from my house. Even OAK is a stretch, and would only make sense for me early in the morning or late at night when the traffic isn't bad. SFO is my only sane option. Because only a fraction Bay Area airport users actually l...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's problem
Replies: 24
Views: 4318

Re: Alitalia's problem

They used to have a larger operation at Malpensa and they lost money back then too....

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 2965

Re: Large out stations for alliances

SFO for both OW and ST, not sure about 75 percent, but quite a few and even some connections via AA and DL to US domestic.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4011

Re: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines

wow, #1 european airliune Aeroflot??

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yahoo Industry news about airline business was changed
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: Yahoo Industry news change

I think they did it to be consistent with mobile platform, but it sucks.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yahoo Industry news about airline business was changed
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Yahoo Industry news about airline business was changed

http://finance.yahoo.com/industry/major_airlines
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Ok, I know it's Yahoo, however I did like them for there Finance Industry news. If anyone else uses this have you noticed how they have ruined it the past couple days with a new format. See link below:

http://finance.yahoo.com/industry/major_airlines

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 160
Views: 15298

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Good news for both and gives DL more access to probably best connecting hub in NE Asia. i guess I was thinking that with the announcement we would have seen the launch of a new route or two, not previously announced, but if approved, sure this will come in time.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting DL gauge changes this Winter
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: Interesting DL gauge changes this Winter

May also have to do with 747 retirements and 359 maybe delayed in service on international, so move the 772 's to the 359 routes until ready. Nothing definitive on this just makes sense to me.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 73
Views: 6428

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

NW - Did MSP to TPA back when TPA was a minihub at times in the winter
NW - SEA - HNL
NW - LAX - HNL
NW - SFO - HNL
NW - MSP - MKE
NW - MKE - JFK
NW - SEA - ANC
NW - MSP - LAX
NW - MSP - SFO

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 12375

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

I am sure the HND flight is doing well with business travelers and all the connections into MSP

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 52
Views: 7675

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

Outside of the routes mentioned above, I would think the DC area would be a possibility given the size and importance of the market.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10726

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

way back in the 70's possibly early 80's NW flew this route, I think even with DC10

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6298

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Delta Airlines with a B777-200LR (non stop) or with a B767-300ER via Dakar, is probably the strongest option. They could use Nairobi hub (Kenya Airways) to feed the route. Currently, Delta Airlines has code share on KLM East Africa destinations, as well with Air France to Central Africa. But the pr...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10726

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

I think the next couple of years are going to be even more interesting for DL in Seattle. With AS merging and right now focused on that, could present an opportunity for a lot more in Seattle of course limited by constraints of the airport.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gander International on 9-11
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: Gander International on 9-11

Thanks for sharing this, I had never seen the NBC documentary and it is pretty amazing.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?
Replies: 21
Views: 3487

Re: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?

Location wise Sacramento is good for north/south on the west coast. Population of the metro is more or less 2.5 million which isn't bad. i think the biggest obstacle is it just is not outside of the state of California, a huge business market, which means potentially more leisure fares. That said th...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 52
Views: 4651

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Just curious along these lines, does anyone know how the new UA flight to SFO is doing.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 7880

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

I am saying a good percentage of JetBlue's routes are between Boston/NYC to Florida

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 7880

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

Ok, being snarky, but isn't like 80 percent of B6 between BOS/NYC to Florida

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7488

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

In looking at wikipedia almost nothing outside of the main hubs for the big carriers. Allegiant has a few routes. I think geography, size of metro and lack of large corporate headquarters hurt Jacksonville in regards to flights.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route
Replies: 30
Views: 4360

Re: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route

Going back further I think DL did SAN - HNL and NW did at least seasonally DTW - HNL. Then there is the Japan flights on DL to 4 markets still. Formerly I believe at one time NW did SYD - HNL and GUM - HNL and possibly SEL - HNL

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route
Replies: 30
Views: 4360

Re: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route

I think SFO - HNL is still seasonal.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for SFO?
Replies: 83
Views: 11014

Re: What's next for SFO?

SFO is pretty boxed in unless UA maintenance facility goes which I think was discussed in another forum. It is really tight right now terminal one mostly gone. Even when rebuilt with current traffic levels it will still be tight. I think they do need to consider something long term as gates are at a...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines at Kai Tak
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

Re: Northwest Airlines at Kai Tak

I believe at one time they might have flown to Seoul from Kai Tak also as they were kind of building a presence there at one time.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida domestic competition and MKE
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: South Florida domestic competition and MKE

Not saying this reason is good, or right, but here is my theory... MKE is a weird market to anywhere really. It's big enough to have an NBA and MLB team, but it is still a small city. It's very close to a top 5 major city. Really, it has not a lot going for it, so I think they should be happy with ...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 40
Views: 4154

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

World Airways started BOS to LGW in May 1980 with DC10 on a one year license which eventually changed to BWI in 1981 when the BOS to LGW route authourity was awarded to Northwest using B747, not sure in what year exactly but I have a feeling it was around 1989 that Northwest changed BOS to LGW to D...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach city council rejects FIS at LGB
Replies: 55
Views: 6422

Re: Long Beach city council rejects FIS at LGB

if B6 is going to expand on the West Coast, their choices are pretty limited. SFO, UA and AS/VX. LAX - UA, AA, DL, AS/VX and WN Long Beach - very restricted OAK - WN - so maybe but SW will fight them big time Burbank - WN maybe quite small SAN - WN. AS/VS focus, and pretty crowded as is.. ONT - coul...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and KL to codeshare to SE Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

DL and KL to codeshare to SE Asia

Found this interesting as long as they have been partners, I don't believe they have had code share on these routes. Maybe to KUL... This seems like a longer way to go to SE Asia, but maybe not that bad from NE. Also curious if this is any sign of SIN service possibly being next cut from NRT,, but o...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending Taipei service
Replies: 106
Views: 17375

Re: Delta ending Taipei service

I know the dynamics of the Asia market have changed with partnerships, the exponential growth of China and the ability of aircraft to overfly Japan, but this makes me sad. I know Delta is in the business to make money, so not criticizing the business decision, but they seem to slowly becoming a mino...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 29853

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

If this is happening, they already have press conference for earnings tomorrow if I recall so they could announce then.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15306

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

I had a flight last year on Turkish from Dar Es Salam that left at 3:30 AM. Miserable time to leave.but made the connecting flight to the US possible through Istanbul.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 29853

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

I would guess, Oakland, Burbank and a couple of Midwestern cities, Indianapolis and Chicago...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 109
Views: 9148

Re: Airlines You Have Flown?

Flown: American Delta Southwest Alaska United Virgin America Air Canada Continental US Airways America West Northwest Ozark TWA Midwest Express Mexicana Aero Mexico LAN LAN Peru TAM Aerolineas Argentina COPA TACA British Airways Virgin Atlantic KLM Air France SAS Lufthansa Iberia Malev CSA LOT Alita...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?
Replies: 122
Views: 13621

Re: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?

1. SJC has a curfew. Good point, and a potential problem. But how much of a problem? AA ran a full hub there under the curfew. 2. SJC weather isn't always the best...they get dense fog in the winter a lot! Typically, if SJC is fogged in, so is SFO. Living in the bay area here, SFO is fogged in more...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL/PAL tie-up
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

DAL/PAL tie-up

http://business.inquirer.net/218496/pal ... nes-tie-up
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New poster here, but have followed for a while. I found this article today. I would think this would be a good move by DAL, would allow them to likely drop NRT MNL yet build Philippines network.

http://business.inquirer.net/218496/pal ... nes-tie-up

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