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by LovePrunesAnet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21171

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Frontier just added nonstops from RDU to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Cancun and Phoenix.. https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-airlines-expands-service-at-raleighdurham-to-27-non-stop-routes/ Holy Sh-t that's a lot of new RDU service all in wh...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9227

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

There is enough demand for either Midwest Express or Spirit to serve DFW nonstop from MKE since WN has discontinued MKE-DAL nonstop service and since F9 has discontinued MKE-DFW nonstop service. If there was enough demand, the flights wouldnt have been discontinued. This isn't going to work, cookie...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue May 29, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 9791

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

They appear to be trying to modernize their fleet and be efficient as possible.....just hope all this capital outlay doesn't bite them in the future...they definitely can use the 78-10 on trunks routes to S.America and Europe and 777-9 can be used wherever the 777W currently flies as their flagship...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon May 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9586

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Middle seat Lounge before the flight and middle finger experience on board the flight

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon May 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22289

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Another SWA speculation post, another chance for breathless excitement and anticipation from the XNA fanboys. Can't believe they're not already here predicting this is their time...

Pass the popcorn

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by LovePrunesAnet
Fri May 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 8490

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

[img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrischenn76/12956982615 [/img] [url]https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrischenn76/12956982615 [/url] I remember the National Airlines sun logoq on the tails when I was a little kid and my parents flew us to Florida on them. Was my favorite. I also fondly remember the...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon May 07, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 9832

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

How hard is it to just Google something you dontnknow, rather than try all this automated stuff? Just don't bother with this coding at all. Hard ? Not really as we do it everyday since the switch to phpBB. Boring ? A lot. Switching regularly between airliners.net and Google don't make the use of th...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon May 07, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10247

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

The armchair airline CEO’s on this website have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about when it comes down to right-sizing an operation to maximize profitability - that’s the end game of every airline - period. The airline industry is and always will be, inherently fluid based upon a multitud...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon May 07, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10247

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

How many of you actually travel for business? This notion of same day trips of the much lauded “business traveler” is so overplayed and overhyped on a.net especially in markets where is doesn’t really exist. I travel fairly extensively for work, and know or observe the executives that travel and th...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun May 06, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10247

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

enilria wrote:
*DL CVG-XNA AUG 0.7>0.3 OCT 0.7>0 NOV 0.7>0 JAN 0.7>0


Womp womp wommmmmmmp

On the other hand, now Southwest can start that new XNA Southwest hub a few people are waiting for...with international service and Hawaii flights.

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun May 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 9832

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

How hard is it to just Google something you dontnknow, rather than try all this automated stuff? Just don't bother with this coding at all.

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sat May 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57139

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

As I remember it, consensus here was WN revamped its frequent flyer rewards quite possibly with Hawaii in mind. Previously any 8(?) flights were rewarded with a free ninth. Eight short flights and a free flight to Hawaii would be a money loser. Still the big bonus is that every seat has always been...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sat May 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9345

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

lots of good comments about the obsolete terminal design of MCI. Big hub terminals can take 5-10 years from concept to ribbon cutting. and the timing for MCI was just unfortunate. Security checkpoints were a huge change. Other than terminal remodeling, there are a limited number of hub airport new t...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 7997

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

The Metro will increase it's viability as an O&D airport for folks visiting DC. Even more desirable as a long layover place. It's not going to be any bigger of a hassle than the train from BWI once it's done plus there's the Smithsonian Air and Space on site. MEM recently stated it wants IAD se...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

WN expansion into smaller cities depends on the evolution of their route network. Because they're previous mold of HIGH-frequency short-haul flights is challenged by a decrease in short-haul local passengers, smaller cities can only come about through a more consolidated hub-and-spoke network, or o...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I'd be proactive in regards to XNA, outside of some token Allegiant service with a MSA of 550k day and forcasted to go to 750k in 10 to 15 years. I'd start it up. Truth be told, WN coming into the market would have a positive impact on continued growth, possibly increase the rate fractionally. Give...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117663

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

"Philadelphia’s medical examiner says that a woman killed when she was partially blown out of a Southwest Airlines plane died of blunt impact trauma to her head, neck and torso." So not asphyxiation. Hopefully she was knocked unconscious immediately and didn't suffer at all. :( "Sumw...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9876

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

They had been marketing SHD-LWB-ORD without mentioning the stop in LWB, so perhaps it will work better as a nonstop once people figure out the existing direct flight is not nonstop. It's an EAS route anyway. SHD needs to turn its fortunes around after having lousy EAS offerings with Silver (after i...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9876

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

CHOWahoo wrote:
SHD getting direct service to ORD versus the current milk run through LWB and losing an IAD frequency as a result.


One flight a day?
Guess better than nothing, but I don't know if this route will work or not

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is My SouthWest Flight to Hawaii?
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: Where is My SouthWest Flight to Hawaii?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376013

there's already a thread for this topic without starting a new one
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viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376013

there's already a thread for this topic without starting a new one

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 229
Views: 21571

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

F9's moves at RDU are very similar to AUS, where they put a lot of destinations with very low frequency and only operate them seasonally. In total, F9 is only running 7-8 daily flights at RDU this summer. My guess is a bunch of the routes will be cut come this fall and the better preforming ones wi...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 229
Views: 21571

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

F9's moves at RDU are very similar to AUS, where they put a lot of destinations with very low frequency and only operate them seasonally. In total, F9 is only running 7-8 daily flights at RDU this summer. My guess is a bunch of the routes will be cut come this fall and the better preforming ones wi...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10003

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

For those of us not familiar with the acronym, what is "TRIP"? TRIP was the major renovation project of the original terminals at DFW which includes Terminal A,B,C, and E Terminal C was not renovated as a result of cost overruns. The project involved closing roughly a third of the termina...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24719

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

acreinholz wrote:
Does anyone else feel bad for the A380 project? Such a marvelous bird...


No, I don't feel badly at all

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by LovePrunesAnet
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9877

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

What, no XNA service announcement?
Wa wa waaaaaaaa

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

"Never" is not too strong of a word for me. If the shoe fits.... I take issue with your comparison. So, the fact that Austin now has international flight to LHR and this surprises you somehow from where they were 20 years ago means XNA will get Southwest? These two aren't even REMOTELY co...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I would love to see SWA here in XNA. But, we probably won't see them till another 2 years Min. I assume. You never know though. You are right though, most is business travel out of XNA. XNA on WN is kind of a running joke on this thread. Only a couple of posters who appear to be regional fanboys on...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7176

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

southwest pricing not usually any cheaper on routes I fly. part of the "effect" was people would stop driving a route and hop on SW. They more long routes where nobody was driving anyway, and combined with prices often the same prices as the big 3, it's really not an effect anymore. Certai...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9183

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

#FA Lives Matter

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 85
Views: 8776

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

Both brands had amazingly strong name recognition worldwide. They both were one of the top most recognizable companies in the world in both name and logo. . Geez, man, Chipotle has amazingly strong name recognition but nobody wants to go near it. As you said, "These are facts" For all you...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I would love to see SWA here in XNA. But, we probably won't see them till another 2 years Min. I assume. You never know though. You are right though, most is business travel out of XNA. XNA on WN is kind of a running joke on this thread. Only a couple of posters who appear to be regional fanboys on...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 20238

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

No XNA? I was just certain. Lol

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18399

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

My point was your argument made no sense, mixing together the SEC with airport staff not airline staff. The specific point was made by the original poster of "insider info" which, in that case, was airport staff talking about airlines. It doesn't matter where a leak comes from, it'a still...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 85
Views: 8776

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

In the 90s EVERYONE knew the brand. Reality of marketing is a well known brand even with warts is much better than no brand at all. A few things; first off, in the 90s, the only thing people knew about the PA/TW brands is that they were old airlines that nobody flew anymore. Maybe their parents or ...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18399

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

overreact much? the airport's air service director isn't a Southwest employee. He or she is a public servant or works for an airport authority. There's no SEC or "insider trading" dude for an airport employee, geez. there could be reasons the airport may not share what its tenants future ...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18399

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

I recommend reaching out to ISP's air service director. They may be willing to share some inside info with you. This has worked for me in terms of learning about TPA's routes. I hope he's very, very careful, because he could be putting his job at risk. You referred to "inside info" and th...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18399

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

The Christmas season is huge in Branson, Silver Dollar City is consistently rated a Top 10 Christmas attraction. Top 10 attraction, um, on what list? Top 10 things to do at Christmas in Branson? Or top in the USA? LOL I'd find the latter hard to believe. Are we really going to do this? This could g...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18399

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

WaywardMemphian wrote:
The Christmas season is huge in Branson, Silver Dollar City is consistently rated a Top 10 Christmas attraction.


Top 10 attraction, um, on what list? Top 10 things to do at Christmas in
Branson? Or top in the USA? LOL I'd find the latter hard to believe.

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by LovePrunesAnet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

What domestic airport will Southwest serve next FAT, XNA, OR ANC? Xna is NOT going to happen. There are some local boosters on here that are sure rooting for it or thinking it will, but it ain't going to happen. Read up thread for why I say that. If you STILL don't agree then if for no other reason...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 4831

Re: the future of the jet bridge

Alltogether I think the jetbridge of the future will be better, but there'll be less of them. Only the legacy airlines, who put a high service level over cost savings, will still use them. Airlines that prefer to save money will opt for airstairs. decision to use jet bridges have nothing to do with...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Jshank83 wrote:
Now that we are nearing the next schedule extension (Feb 15) does anyone have any predictions. I am always curious to see what people predict vs what happens.


A few on here rooting for XNA
say XNA-HNL. probably have to wait behind LIT-XNA to start first, however. On the new A380 fleet.

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

What domestic airport will Southwest serve next FAT, XNA, OR ANC? Xna is NOT going to happen. There are some local boosters on here that are sure rooting for it or thinking it will, but it ain't going to happen. Read up thread for why I say that. If you STILL don't agree then if for no other reason...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 30
Views: 5117

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

It didn’t fly half a mile. Because it left the aircraft and then the pilots had thinking time and then had to stop the plane from some speed. This would make the plane move away from the disc. Therefore the disc didn’t fly for half a mile but the plane moved half a mile from the disc. No thats not ...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

rah rah arkansas. You (or they) are simply too close to existing, established WN airports that cater to more leisure travelers with more disposable income than XNA originating passengers, and they're at Tulsa and Kansas City. I've looked for data on business vs, leisure travelers to cite, but I'll ...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I know it's unlikely but when the new B terminal is complete, I'd hope WN would reconsider XNA as a destination. i know you should never say never, but WN will *NEVER* fly to XNA. Seriously. Gate expansion is not the reason they're not there. If NWA continues to grow it will be harder and harder fo...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I didn't even realize they didn't run LAX-NYC. Surprises me. As noted in another thread, WN is slot restricted at KLGA, gate restricted at KEWR and effectively "locked out" (I wouldn't have used that term, personally) at KJFK. So, the lack of a WN flight from the NYC area to KLAX isn't co...

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 34245

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

9lflyguy wrote:
I know it's unlikely but when the new B terminal is complete, I'd hope WN would reconsider XNA as a destination.


i know you should never say never, but WN will *NEVER* fly to XNA. Seriously. Gate expansion is not the reason they're not there.

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by LovePrunesAnet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 885
Views: 83884

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Exactly
Good Lord enough with the K's

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by LovePrunesAnet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3728

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

ROA or CHO to DFW or DEN would be a HUGE win. Either city to DTW doesn't do as much geographically when you have 2 competing airlines doing ORD flights from both. 3x daily from ROA (UA only), 5x daily (3 AA, 2 UA) from CHO. Interesting that AA doesn't do ROA to ORD but has had CHO route for years. R...

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