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by Justapax
Fri May 24, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 50
Views: 7135

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

lightsaber wrote:

But that doesn't mean WN won't grow. Expecting a customer to fail usually results in lost market share.
Lightsaber



Lightsaber: Did you mean expecting a competitor to fail...?

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by Justapax
Sun May 05, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 80
Views: 17388

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Anyone who catches the A221 out of DFW will be in for an enjoyable trip. Had the chance to fly a 221 last week on DFW-SLC on my way to SEA and was blown away by what a great ship it is. I wasn't too happy when DL swapped out the scheduled 221 with a 712 on my DTW-DFW return flight, but I'd gladly t...

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by Justapax
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 14977

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

Thanks for posting my favorite Sunday mourning thread so early (although you have mentioned it depends on how early the data is available). This weekly chess match is my favorite A.net thread!!

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by Justapax
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 18434

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

More A220s than any one of the hubs. I see this as a stealth way for DL to challenge AA in their DFW hub. It's not a full on attack with tons of capacity which would precipitate a massive response (and DL already tried that once). It's a way to see if they can shake lose some AA flyers - enough to ...

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by Justapax
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 18434

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thanks for putting this together FSDan and others!

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by Justapax
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3424

Re: Fed Ex Express

FedEx Express FedEx Ground FedEx Freight FedEx Custom Critical FedEx Office...... It’s all branding Dude. FedEx Home Delivery too. There are days that 3 separate FedEx trucks show up at our door: FedEx Express - Air shipments - Next Day, Second Day FedEx Ground - shipped by ground...intra city or s...

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by Justapax
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 175
Views: 19810

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Why doesn't this surprise me. Citing customer comfort as the reason for giving you less how ironic. Thing is, there is only that much space - and your recline may mean less room for me or vice versa. So it can work both ways. THose in the last row will definitely benefit (got smashed a few times), ...

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by Justapax
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 89
Views: 12970

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

New OAG changes: DL DTW-SMF SEP 0.8>0.6[0] As a loyal Delta flyer - about once a week over the past month with the same on tap -- the issue for me is, there aren't may places that DTW is a better connecting option than ATL or MSP or SLC. About the only places that I fly to that would make sense to ...

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by Justapax
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153254

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Virgin Atlantic just posted on their Facebook page they're offering special " Rescue fares" to WW pax stranded by the shutdown. Great move by VS. What they lose in short term revenue will be made up by long term goodwill :) Lose a little on every seat but make it up with volume. It's work...

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by Justapax
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 13601

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

I want to add my thanks to Enilria for all of his work on this weekly thread.

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by Justapax
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 8443

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone notice, no predictions about DL expanding in Fresno? DL seems to enjoy their place as the least relevant Big 3 airline for Fresno. Even so, those flights always seem full, and they're usually not cheap. I am a SMF based flyer, not a DL Fanboy (although they are my current choice of airline a...

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by Justapax
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9650

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo, A350 and A220

June 8th Thank you. So is this a change in the original deployment plan? I recall that the A220 was coming to DTW, SLC and MSP next on the Texas routes. How is the aircraft flowing to SEA? A220 routes as of June: SEA-SJC x2 SLC-SJC x3 SLC-IAH x3 SLC-DFW x5 MSP-IAH x1 MSP-DFW x2 MSP-EWR x1 DTW-DFW x...

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by Justapax
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13252

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

I took a look at the American Eagle operation out of JFK compared to last year and the year before. Pretty much everything else went from 50 seaters to 44 seaters. With the high operating cost of 44 seaters and beyond perimter routes getting cut left and right, I don't see how the MQ operation stay...

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by Justapax
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7784

Re: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings

For years, we've been told that the cheapening of the product for legacy airlines has no negative impacts on financial performance. We've been led to believe the opposite actually, that by constantly cheapening the product, it would allow legacies to compete on price which apparently is all anyone ...

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by Justapax
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 89
Views: 12970

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

WilliaminSD: You can surely tell from the airport's passenger numbers that travel is up....a lot!

Another way is to look at the lines for Peet's Coffee in Terminal A in the morning.

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by Justapax
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 12530

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

at hubs obsessing about D:00 will lead to an increase in the most angering sort of missed connections. Couldn’t disagree more; D0 is a critical success factor and by making it a priority, you actually decrease the likelihood of misconnects at hubs. Besides, you’re also arguing that avoiding making ...

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by Justapax
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival
Replies: 33
Views: 3480

Re: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival

I'm glad this has mostly stopped. The 15-20 minutes it took for those "who just aren't good at public speaking" to stumble through a list of connecting cities was always annoying. . I remember many a flight, sitting in Row 1, and the FA asking "what is SDF? Whjat is COD". I flew...

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by Justapax
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer
Replies: 66
Views: 10646

Re: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer

An awful lot of UA cuts - for example

UA MDT-ORD APR 4>0.7[3]

I don't seem them cutting MDT from 4 daily to less than 1 daily.

Maybe a lot of RJ to mainline or Mainline to RJ changes that weren't filed correctly?

And EnilrIa, thank you so much for this thread every week!

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by Justapax
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62856

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

I guess I am becoming an old fart: I still remember a flight on a REAL Aerovias Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation in 1958 but things get more jumbled in the old brain with the passing of the years, so this is lesson that I should not always trust my 'memory' but should check the source material! ...

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by Justapax
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/4/2018:AA Adds ORD-ABE/SCE,DCA-HHH;FI Delays CLE;ET Swaps LAX-DUB for LAX-LFW
Replies: 65
Views: 12092

Re: OAG Changes 11/4/2018:AA Adds ORD-ABE/SCE,DCA-HHH;FI Delays CLE;ET Swaps LAX-DUB for LAX-LFW

AA going 2x XNA/LAX. XNA looks to have more or less 850K enplanements for 2018. Bearing down on LIT for biggest in the State all without Southwest or even Frontier. XNA probably has all of the Wal Mart and other Bentonville traffic. Berfore XNA, visitors to WM could Fly into LIR or TUL and drive......

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by Justapax
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 4323

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

I can't even get the free messenger to work. I'm trying to think if it was Delta or another carrier I paid for wifi and had no luck. I'm not willing to pay until the systems are upgraded. I had the same problem on DL until I updated the OS on my iPhone. Now it works really well using iMessage.

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by Justapax
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12180

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

[quote=" Largest major airport that may be affected by lots of rain and some wind would probably be BWI, but I don't have a map in front of me as I play armchair meteorologist today (:[/quote]

I am headed to Baltimore for a trade show thru Saturday. Not looking forward to this trip at all.

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by Justapax
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 12662

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

Right...you know, except for adding or re-starting MCO, KOA, SNA, MSY, PHL, RDU, BNA, MCI all since the merger... and they've dropped some Mexican flying, DEN, and seasonally reduced FLL. MSP was tried with an E175 after the merger announcement and was not a VX cut. At the time of the merger, both ...

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by Justapax
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 18132

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

ehaase wrote:
293 MD88 flights per day out of Atlanta, and 30 months from now they'll be gone.


Which leads me to ask...

Among AA, DL, UA, how many aircraft do each of the 3 have on order?

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by Justapax
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 9355

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

southwest1675 wrote:
Wasn't there a UA (SkyWest) CRJ-700 that did MSP-LAX not that long ago?


Yes, they did MSP-LAX, and when they downgraded MSP-SFO to a CR7, from an A319, i departed UA for DL

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by Justapax
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29234

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

The food service is so terribly slow, granted I was there on a Saturday afternoon, but it was so understaffed. The airport itself is very nice and the easy to transit. Last month when I was at SMF on a Sunday Afternoon for a flight to SAN, one of the restaurants turned people away, there was space ...

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by Justapax
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9's Return to FAT
Replies: 47
Views: 4783

Re: F9's Return to FAT

I didn't take it as a knock on Frontier - quite the reverse. I've avoided Frontier threads because I've always said that if they became successful I'd duck out. Well - they have, financially, and I've largely ducked out. But I haven't forgotten my old love completely. :-) mariner Off topic for sure...

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by Justapax
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Mainline Returns to ELP
Replies: 34
Views: 3391

Re: UA Mainline Returns to ELP

AAtakeMeAway wrote:
kiowa wrote:
I remember flying a 727 out of Chicago to El Paso on United in the 80s.


I remember this too. UA pulled out of ELP in the late 80's and returned sometime in the 2000s with regional service to DEN.


I remember taking a UA CR2 from ELP to LAX. Must have been 5-10 years ago.

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by Justapax
Tue May 29, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 6264

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

bgm wrote:
'Stand By Me' is a popular song played in the restrooms at MSP. :duck:


As someone who (attempts to??) write humor, I must say this touched my funny bone!

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by Justapax
Mon May 28, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35498

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Trying to pin blame on AA for a quicker rollout or slower rollout is really not relevant here. The point is United is cutting the quality of the Polaris program. No one is trying to pin anything on AA regarding UAs roll out I'm simply drawing a parallel on the speed. The point of Polaris is not to ...

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by Justapax
Mon May 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35498

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Trying to pin blame on AA for a quicker rollout or slower rollout is really not relevant here. The point is United is cutting the quality of the Polaris program.

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by Justapax
Sun May 27, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35498

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

WC10er: This is where UA seems to be headed. And id they lose guys like you, you're talking about losing a lot of $$ on a yearly basis. One of the things I don't get about these types of cutbacks is this: United (and all airlines) want those HVFFs - the folks that do spend thousands of dollars on In...

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by Justapax
Fri May 25, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 6264

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

Music blaring out over the PA is just about the worst thing I can imagine, after constant boarding calls (here's looking at you FRA!). Luckily many airports are 'silent' these days, meaning no sodding boarding calls, certainly no music over the PA, and sound off the phalanx of TVs showing CNN. SLC ...

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by Justapax
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/1/2018: UA Ends CLE-MKE;BA Suspends OAK-LGW Until 4/19; AA Drops DFW-UIO, MIA-CNF
Replies: 60
Views: 11596

Re: OAG Changes 4/1/2018: UA Ends CLE-MKE;BA Suspends OAK-LGW Until 4/19; AA Drops DFW-UIO, MIA-CNF

Enilria: Thanks so much for posting this every week. Another early day! UA ORD-CID MAY 4>5 AUG 4>5 SEP 1.7>5 OCT 3>6 NOV 3>6 DEC 3>6 UA ORD-LIT AUG 1.9>3 SEP 0>3 OCT 0>3 NOV 0>3 DEC 0>3 UA ORD-SAV SEP 2>3 OCT 2>4 NOV 2>4 DEC 2>4 A lot of significant UA increases to smaller markets. I am not convince...

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by Justapax
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown
Replies: 45
Views: 3936

Re: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown

PVD757 wrote:
I’m biased but will try to be reasonable:
PVD-MSP DL


This one would work well for me. PVD-ATL is out of the way to my home airport (SMF) and fares to and from PVD are a lot higher than BOS...

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by Justapax
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much market shrare has WN lost at LAS?
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: How much market shrare has WN lost at LAS?

L Arguably the larger impact has been on AA & UA. UA is down by roughly half a million annual passengers at LAS comparing their figures for 2017 vs. UA+CO for 2011. AA is also down by about half a million in the same time period vs. AA+US. Delta is up by about a quarter million passengers annua...

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by Justapax
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12607

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

VC10ER: I am not a travel blogger who gets paid for recommending credit cards and I don't work in the credit card or banking industries. But you should get yourself an Amex Platinum card so you can try out the Centurion Lounges. Just so you have something to compare airline club lounges to. (By the ...

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by Justapax
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 59794

Re: DL Future Expansion

Both SMF and SJC (which, domestically, tend to mirror eachother) have seen significant increases from DL. A few years ago, SMF was down to 1-2 per day to ATL and didn’t even have daily service to MSP in the winter, now it’s up to 3X per day each in the busy season. I don’t think DL will add TATL an...

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by Justapax
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8539

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

UA2555 is a positioning flight. Interesting, how do you know this? Because UA positioning/charter flights are all 2xxx. In addition, on UA website, it listed the flight scheduled to depart at 3.10AM, good luck finding passengers to pay and fly at that hour. I remember the old days when a flight num...

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by Justapax
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 27699

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

Are they going to be running the recorded advertisements throughout their cabins for additional revenue as well? AA pitches credit cards on every flight and I hate it. I don't see where the FAs have a lot of success either. Now Scott Kirby is bringing that over to UA - part of his success story pla...

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by Justapax
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57934

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

I'm surprised SMF isn't in the second 10. How did you manage to include Oakland when we don't fly there anymore?? And you left out SMF?? That's a surprise!! I was saying second 10 as a whole among all airlines...I thought SMF-LAX was one of the top 50 markets in the US, but maybe that's SMF-SoCal a...

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by Justapax
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5684

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

I was never able to get iMessage texting to work on United and don't fly Alaska. So this is exciting news for me. And free!

The only airline where I have been able to text was Thai Air.

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by Justapax
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United trims some 1st class food offerings
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: United trims some 1st class food offerings

News is 100% correct. Memo was sent out during the week to crews of upcoming changes. Posted info is direct essentially copy/paste from memo. Re the timing of this move: Does it have to do with the losses UA will experience from Harvey? The fact that they seem to be matching prices of the ULCCs, cu...

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by Justapax
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 9894

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

So disheartening to see another ULCC popping up, especially since I was really quite fond of this airline. The CEO is not from Minnesota so its unlikely that he is aware of the hometown enthusiasm that Sun Country commands there. I think it's a mistake to break down that loyalty and the loss and mi...

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by Justapax
Mon May 15, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change
Replies: 49
Views: 10722

Re: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change

Unusually low views on the thread today. Mother's Day? Maybe we just need to wait for UA to start another nonhub-to-nonhub route again to spite DL. That'll get things cooking again. ;) Though on a serious note, while there do appear to be a lot of changes this week, nothing really jumps out to me a...

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by Justapax
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 10336

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

Knope2001: You nailed it!!! The business traveler doesn't like the CR200 for a ton of reasons - no First Class, walking in the rain and boarding stairs to get on the place and 100 other reasons. United, as shown by your numbers, is the worst offender and that's why I took my "airline of choice&...

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by Justapax
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for SFO?
Replies: 83
Views: 12268

Re: What's next for SFO?

Any predictions or rumors on other changes for 2017? UA to BDL/MKE/CLT/CMH? With United's recent interest in domestic expansion and it's build up at its SFO hub I could see a restart of its former daily BDL-SFO service; though probably not on the 757s I remember taking on that route previosuly. I u...

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by Justapax
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/6/2017: DL/SU/SY
Replies: 30
Views: 6574

Re: OAG Changes 1/6/2017: DL/SU/SY

I just joined A.net after years of lurking. I wanted my first post to be thanks for Enilria for all of his effort putting this together every week.

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