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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6086

Re: DCA to the world

The thought came from BA's LCY-JFK service. I understand the advantage there is the location of LCY as well as the pre clearance arrival.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6086

Re: DCA to the world

AA builds 99% of its flights to touch a hub. They already sp what you say via flights to there international gateway hubs in PHL/MIA/DFW/LAX, with JFK/ORD/CLT as options as well. DCA can reach any city AA flies to in 1 connection I completely understand your argument. However DCA is essentially a h...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6086

DCA to the world

I have a few questions regarding DCA and its status as an AA Hub DCA currently doesn't have CBP services and any intl carriers that serve it pre clear their customers. DCA also has well known range limits. Up until recently DL operated a 757 DCA-ATL-BSB(Brasilia) and return, offering a Capitol to Ca...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12196

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

The only reasonably sized city that may work is Sioux Falls from either Den or MDW. Delta fills up some very large planes at FSD/FAR. The area you describe was largely a DL/NW monopoly, i think DL would fight hard if Southwest were to start flying to gold mines like FSD/FAR/FCA etc.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO
Replies: 40
Views: 6256

Re: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO

Frequently when i see San Francisco-South America threads, I wonder if the posters are familiar with the Longitudinal orientation of North America/South America. Much of this confusion is due to the layout of the maps we saw as children in school. South America is very far east as compared to the Un...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12775

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

[/url] I'm glad to see that SCL and EZE have grown enough that they can both handle their own flights. Both have consistently had service but AC has tried a number of different service patterns over the years, including some creative stuff like running a triangle one direction 3 days and the other 4...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19126

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

I'm surprised that they aren't flying pax into ATL instead of DTW. It would have been less expensive and a lot more connection options. They could have made a couple runs. The 747 lives in detroit tho. And Atlanta may be having its own problems after it hits. Detroit makes perfect sense. It a regio...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 9443

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

This is what SY should have been doing all along rather than fly bloodbath routes like MSP-DEN. Prior to this announcement I had assumed SY would be smart enough to start flying MSP-CVG-CUN, MSP-IND-CUN, and on and on. This would offer some access to mid tier business destinations while picking up m...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46426

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Within AA's various intl changes, i would love to see ORD-EZE return on AA. Demand has grown considerably over the past year.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 8103

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

As someone who has flown out of MSP about 60 times this year, i feel MSP really holds its own well. As far as additions, i think Lufthansa will happen one day, i would have preferred them to Condor. DL tried and didn't succeed with FCO. I personally would love something to far Western Europe, like M...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46580

Re: BA's Next US Destination

STL, while in and of itself deserving of TATL service, suffers largely due its proximity to other hubs. Having lived in the region off and on for 18 years. STL residents essentially fly 3 airlines, AA, DL & WN. UA largely only operates RJ's into STL. If you are flying overseas, it is just too ea...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2294

Re: Planes you have been with

Ill just list what i feel are the cooler ones, also the more interesting routes KLM MD-11 YUL-AMS (Retired) AF A388 CDG-JFK (2nd week of operation) SAA A340-600 Air China 747-Combi Air New Zealand 747-400ER (Retired) Icelandair 767 AA 757, Asuncion-Miami (discontinued) QR, AA, UA 787 LAN A340-300 (r...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 36
Views: 5902

Re: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau

Is it pretty much a foregone conclusion that UIN could get ORD again? IMO service to STL is pretty useless, because it's not even a 2 hour drive and because STL really isn't a hub city like ORD is. I think UIN, as well as CGI, IRK, OWB, MWA, and TBN, would be much better off flying to ORD than STL,...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5393

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

I booked on Interjet next month DFW-MEX so i could fly the Superset, sadly they swapped it out for an A320..sigh

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 6879

Re: 737s on a train questions

The weight is carried on one flatcar while the second car is called an "idler," that simply provides additional spacing. The most common place to see them is on the Montana Rail Link, largely due to the plethora of rail fans who shoot the scenic ex NP line. I have heard that there have bee...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 10631

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

I think a summer seasonal 3X week MSP-ARN/OSL would work, especially if timed with the cruise ships. Its a decent sized market that is mostly carried by IcelandAir. While the ties to Scandinavia aren't as big here as thought, they are still sizable and worthy of a light service. Otherwise STL-LGW IN...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon May 15, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31674

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

My initial guess with BUF was "can they do it with an A330," well those have since left the system. BUF solves a few problems. It gets EK a way into the heart of Ontario, picks up decent sized markets in BUF & Rochester and can likely pull some additional pax from nearby driving market...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat May 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29835

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I miss A.net being a paid membership...the quality of the posts and posters was much higher. What happened to research and sentence structure?

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat May 13, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29835

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Keep in mind, the MSP metro is a bit bigger than people realize, fully double the size of SLC, 25% larger than DEN, bigger than Charlotte.....all of which are hubs for major airlines....We also fly an inordinate amount due to weather escape travel and the sheer distance to our nearest MSA. The neare...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat May 13, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29835

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP has enjoyed some recent expansions. KLM was added on a thrice-weekly basis. The seasonal Air France flight is doing well, it will likely shift from an A340 to a 789 or 777 in the future. BA and LH have looked at us, but declined to serve. LH sort of hits MSP via Condor to Frankfurt. Icelander is...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 21105

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

I have been trying to snag as many MSP-ORD flights on MD80's as I can. Coincidently they are much easier to get upgraded on than the 737's. In any event, i keep track of my tail numbers, and have been getting a lot of ex TWA birds lately. N971TW, N980TW, N962TW. i haven't gotten a non TWA plane sinc...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Dash-8 mass retirement?
Replies: 22
Views: 6242

Re: Piedmont Dash-8 mass retirement?

I fly regularly into ROA and LYH. ROA has been a Dash 8 pilot base for Piedmont and will likely be one of the last places to lose the turboprop. LYH has been getting intermittent CRJ's. I am booked on a CRY CLT-LYH next month. I cannot wait for the Dash 8 to go, they are comfortable inside, but the ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 96
Views: 14269

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

Wow, quite a large number of uninformed A-netters here. Some background. South American-American businessmen prefer overnight flights between North and South America. Day flights tend to be geared towards leisure travel. With this consumer preference, many American carriers have lots of wide body ai...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 8570

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

Its simple, business travelers from the Midwest do not want to fly to JFK. Period. The majority of the Midwest to East coast flyings is LGA or EWR specific, and AA/DL/UA have those markets covered. MSP to the NYC market is substantial and is flown by 4 carriers. MSP to WAS market is also substantial...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 13428

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

This also shows that AA can't simply route everything in the Southeast through Charlotte, some routes like Greenville and GSO require a nonstop. I commute from MSP to ROA Roanoke almost weekly. A nonstop to GSO and a short drive is better than my current MSP-CLT-ROA routing. CLT-ROA on a Dash 8 is f...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's service to Deep South American from DFW
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: AA's service to Deep South American from DFW

UA flies a 777-200 IAH-EZE now, I've ridden it before when it was a 767-300ER DFW-EZE has been a 777-200 for at least 8 years, with perhaps small breaks. IAH-GRU is a 767-300ER now, and has been since at least 2014. ATL-EZE has been a A330, 764 and 763 over the past few years. I've ridden all three ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 9760

Re: Most underrated airline?

I've had very nice trips on Avian and LAN (now LATAM). LAN provided a good service for the money and with nice PTV and food. They are gone now, but i really liked BMI, had a lovely trip on them from London LHR to AMM Amman. I am taking my first flight on Austrian this summer, I've heard good things ...

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