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by bfitzflyer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9569

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

I’m wondering if this means a change to the Aer Lingus business model. Certainly most of these cities only make sense seasonally and even then, probably not daily. Will Aer Lingus be used as a Norwegian/Wow killer? I have to think BWI is high on the list, especially with Wow going to 11x weekly and...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8108

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

I would argue that Delta's JFK Hub is how they capitalized on acquiring PA assets. It jump started significant European expansion out of JFK that we still see today.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 74
Views: 10860

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

This is a great thread. I think from a US perspective as not as familiar with other part so the world, the transpacific market has already been significantly impacted a the economy level already. The connection fares to SE Asia from Chinese carrier US gateways are already ridiculously cheap. Granted...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop
Replies: 34
Views: 2511

Re: Biggest city pairs not connected by a 1 stop

Looking at this there are lots of one stop flights,that are listed one stop but require over 8 or even 10 hour layover. So technically they count as one stop, but not something most would do.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9140

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

Never say never, but CLT is not surrounded by other AA hubs like CVG is by ATL and DTW. Yes, DCA and MIA are around it, but MIA is not good for connecting north./south except Caribbean and South America and DCA has no ability to really grow as well as no international excluding a few routes to Canad...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with either only male or only female crew
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Re: Airlines with either only male or only female crew

Avionics09 wrote:
EVA Air (BR) exclusively female FA's.


EVA does have male flight attendants. Mostly females, but I have flown them and had male flight attendants.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)
Replies: 30
Views: 5655

Re: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)

Going back 30 years, and I don't have the actual data, but I believe NWA had 400 flights a day in Memphis say around 87 or 88, not long after the merger. and now combined DL and NWA is probably 40 i f not less. MEM peaked at just under 300 flights in 1987, there’s data on departedflights showing th...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)
Replies: 30
Views: 5655

Re: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)

Going back 30 years, and I don't have the actual data, but I believe NWA had 400 flights a day in Memphis say around 87 or 88, not long after the merger. and now combined DL and NWA is probably 40 i f not less.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 9052

Re: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018

UA will announce just like they did with Tahiti and similarly to SIN where they knew SQ was going to do those routes.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Fanboys" Why do you Love Your Airline?
Replies: 16
Views: 2470

Re: "Fanboys" Why do you Love Your Airline?

Grew up with my father working for NWA. Used to love the old TPA mini hub and always thought that the Transpacific network was really impressive given the overall small size of NWA. Thinking of the hubs they have operated at times in Osaka, Seoul and of course Narita. Just was an amazing network and...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub quality & travel decision
Replies: 7
Views: 3690

Re: Hub quality & travel decision

My home airport has a lot of options. I am elite on DL but obviously also have to fly UA if I don't want to connect. So I tend to look at DL first, and then second UA, but I go with whoever has the best schedule so if business was in Dallas would definitely consider AA given the number of flights. I...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 85
Views: 7917

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

Ok my experiences: Best North America - Best - DTW, just really simple and nice place Runnerup SFO - Terminal enhancements stand out Europe - Best CPH, small simple, AMS, one terminal Worst - Asia - Best - ICN - Amazing place and everything works perfectly, Runnerup TPE - Simple and efficient South ...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 19722

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

I think all flag carriers deserve the right to fly a flagship route to the States if they can but I'm not an economist. BKK and Thailand is clearly a very important part of an intl carriers network but if Americans "holiday" it's not that far away...it's the Caribbean Latin America or Eur...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 19722

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

I think all flag carriers deserve the right to fly a flagship route to the States if they can but I'm not an economist. BKK and Thailand is clearly a very important part of an intl carriers network but if Americans "holiday" it's not that far away...it's the Caribbean Latin America or Eur...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000
Replies: 17
Views: 5229

Re: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000

ZK-NBT wrote:
Seems a logical addition.

How long are the 77W leases?

They replaced 77W’s with A359’s to SFO, was that a permanent move? Where do the 77W’s fly other than LAX?


As of now 77W comes back to SFO this winter as I have a flight in February and it is 77W.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9221

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

I would think SFO, large Russian population in SF.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL
Replies: 54
Views: 6607

Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL

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I thought this article was interesting. Seems like they are about to pull AS into this mess as well.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... ates-delta

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5006

Re: OAK airport

Airports really don't have any incentive to improve if it knows it won't make a difference on who flies there. If you are SFO/any major airport you know people are going to add routes and fly there no matter what shape the airport is in. As long as it is functional, the only real incentive you have...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5006

Re: OAK airport

For one of the highest priced places to live in the US only SJC has a very nice modern airport to offer. Both OAK and SFO are stuck in the Cold War era. Dark gloomy and gray inside and complete dumps. It always amazes me that you can go to many 3rd world countries who have facilities that blow some...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14682

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

Looking at old route maps, I don't think that's where those routes came from. It looks like they are former Pan Am routes that were sold or somehow transferred to NW in the mid-1970s before deregulation. (This is not to be confused with the rest of Pan Am's European network that went to Delta in 19...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT
Replies: 16
Views: 5579

Re: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT

Interesting that Level announces Birmingham to Canada around the same time. It's PRIMERA AIR that's just announced Birmingham to Toronto in addition to their already confirmed destinations of BOS and EWR not LEVEL. The full flight schedule is now online and bookings open. Thanks for correcting me

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT
Replies: 16
Views: 5579

Re: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT

Interesting that Level announces Birmingham to Canada around the same time.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14682

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

People on here laughed when I predicted this scenario a couple of years ago. They were starting to do the same thing in BOS that they'd done in SEA but no one could see it. After watching them in SEA it's no surprise that their goal from the start is to be the dominate carrier in BOS. Both cities h...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 182
Views: 22080

Re: China Airlines inaugurals TPE-ONT as charter on 2018/1/25

China Airlines inaugurals TPE-ONT vv as a one-time charter flight on 2018/1/25. The one time schedule is as follows: CI 2023 2340TPE-ONT1915 77W - Flight time: 11 hr 35 min Plane stays at ONT for 3 hr 20 min CI 2024 2235ONT-TPE0500+2 77W - Flight time: 14 hr 25 min The charter flight is bookable on...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 59
Views: 11167

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Nice add for SFO. Rome and Moscow seem to be the biggest holes remaining in SFO transatlantic routes left.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6675

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

This could be interesting for aviation as well as the region in general. Makes me wonder what will happen when California votes for secession as well.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville
Replies: 27
Views: 2979

Re: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville

I signed, but worried, that people might take literally "Don't come around here no more"

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5700

Re: HAM TATL flights?

Germany is interesting, what other country does not have true international hubs in it's two largest cities(Berlin and Hamburg). I know the reasons for Berlin are probably largely political. Hamburg is I guess just that Frankfurt and Munich developed as the hubs for LH and there has really never bee...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

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This is a duplicate of viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375105 please lock.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11323

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

DL -TPA-SLC sure did not resume for long or was it planned for a short season.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5700

Re: HAM TATL flights?

It is also population wise a big market, 5 million metro. I think historically, on the US side, DL and CO both served it maybe even NW way back. Given that it's size it is interesting that it has so little trans Atlantic service. With UA only doing seasonal service to Newark. With Air Berlin going b...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 182
Views: 22080

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Just seems like there are better opportunities than this. Say with ST partner, DL to SEA, ATL or DTW for starters among many others...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years
Replies: 22
Views: 2812

Re: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years

There are a lot of elements to any airlines strategy, but some of the focuses I have noticed are: 1) Joint Ventures - AF/KL, Virgin Atlantic and Australia, AeroMexico, now Korean 2) Focus on LA and NYC for big corporate contracts 3) Changing the Pacific strategy from NRT to LAX, SEA and the linkups ...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8832

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

You know I too am against DTW hijacking threads, but this one is specifically about DTW, so you if you don't want to read it, skip it.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Premium Narrowbody Services
Replies: 24
Views: 4404

Re: Premium Narrowbody Services

Does Spirit count?

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8832

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Perhaps OGG-DTW instead.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private A350 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5331

Re: Private A350 ?

Ok, I admit, I it is mine. Just didn't want to fight for the aisle seat and overhead space anymore.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unprecedented Itinerary Changes?
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Unprecedented Itinerary Changes?

Ouch that sounds like no fun to say the least. I had one where I was saving 200 dollars from SFO to TLV 10 years ago, so I decided to do 2 stops. Routing was supposed to be SFO to ORD to MAD to TLV and same on the return. The ticket was Iberia, but first leg on outbound was AA. Mechanical on first f...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5371

Re: Global US hubs?

LAX and to a lesser extent SFO to Asia/Australia from Mexico/Central America.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14488

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Skyteam just might be the strongest in Asia, Korean Air, China Airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, Vietnam Airlines, Garuda, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen. Star - Air China, Asiana, ANA, EVA, Singapore, Thai, Shenzen China Southern and Eastern are among the top 10 airlines in the world. Star only ...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 81
Views: 14266

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

As a Giants fan, this plane looks sad, kind of like the Giants season.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14488

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I am as nostalgic as anyone about the NRT operation. I've been a lifelong DL widget-bleeding fan, and I get this - yet am sad. I'm convinced we will see Asia for DL become more like Europe for DL. A few years ago (early part of this decade?) DL stopped their last onward Europe destination of India ...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: India to Rest of Asia: No day flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: India to Rest of Asia: No day flights?

I flew CI to TPE from DEL in Feb. I think it operates twice a week. Left around 2 PM IST.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to Madrid?
Replies: 24
Views: 3030

Re: MEA to Madrid?

IB flew to CAI and AMM for many years, but never BEY. ME BEY MAD would do very well during the summer and holidays based on O&D as Spain is obviously a very popular destination though I think that BCN as a city has the edge. Problem is ME's main partner is AF. They would need flights timed to i...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5615

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

I think NRT/PDX will stay, and we might see KE frames on that route. I also think that DL has its eye on CGO (Xinzheng International, the "Apple City" airport), and the dozen or so more aerotropoleis (not a typo, the "suffix" is Greek) emerging in CN. "China has many specia...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5615

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

Here we go again...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 18909

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

I know a lot of speculation on domestic/pacific routes with good reason on this thread. I think there could be a surprise going over the Atlantic, to say FRA or DUB even.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6486

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

Also, there is still a sizable population who are drawn to the prestige of JFK as "THE NY airport" or SFO as "THE SF airport," and may not know how far EWR or SJC are from Manhattan or SF’s Financial District respectively. SFO and OAK are ~equidistant to downtown SF; SJC is 50 m...

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