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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 43
Views: 5212

Re: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8

An A321ULR would be a much better plane for this type of route. Perhaps laid out like the A321T's minus the First Class section. I accept the A321ULR as a potential intercontinental craft, but refuse to accept the 737MAX as one. Icelandair recently converted our MSP-KEF to a 737MAX. I'd rather just ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 15685

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

The AA 763's didn't have to be as rough as they are, they are just fairly early builds compared to other carriers and AA waited way to long to invest in them due to the bankruptcy. Austrian did a great job upgrading their equally old 763's, as did Delta. The AA 763's are fine in biz class (I've done...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 15685

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

I for one will be incredibly sad when they depart the AA Network having completed 50-75 segments aboard them. To be honest, its all I knew when I began flying often for work and living in DFW in the early 2000's. I was excited when the brand new 737-800's and E175's arrived, but I quickly realized t...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11496

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

Please delete if this question was already asked (i didnt see that it was)..what aircraft is LH using on Austin-FRA?

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

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

UA suffered for a while on the ROA-ORD with weight restrictions. Every time I booked UA roundtrip ORD-ROA-ORD, I made it out on UA but got reaccumulated on DL due to aircraft restrictions. For a while, I was taking Amtrak from ROA to Alexandria and flying direct on AA to MSP. It took longer but allo...

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14673

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I know this is all a pipe dream, but you could make a case for a 4-way combination of SY/B6/AS and HA. As one airline you would have widebodies for the Pacific and perhaps a few leftovers to begin Atlantic service. You would have strong hubs at SEA-PDX-JFK-BOS-MSP-HNL-FLL. All this combination lacks...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15910

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

AA is just in an odd position in Germany due to a few factors: POS is heavily German, with destinations geared business (BMW) which make CLT work, east coast connections (which sort of makes PHL work) as well as leisure which benefits Miami. AA also has its TATL split over essentially 4 gateways, CL...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6501

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: 6501

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: 6501

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
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28616

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

I want to believe there is a case for Aer Lingus MSP-DUB, but we shall see. Icelander seems to do a good job of grabbing most of that market.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to South America
Replies: 32
Views: 3870

Re: Northwest to South America

I was on one of the first (if not the first) EZE-ATL flights on an ex NWA A330. The loaders in EZE hadn't been trained on the plane so they left behind a bunch of cargo and denied non-revs from being seated in Biz. I was conveniently located in the first row behind an empty biz cabin.... NWA needed ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3538

Re: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?

It should be named MC Hammer-Oakland-Eastbay Aerodrome

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6251

Re: DL and Colombia

I spent a lot of time in both BOG and MDE working for a University recruitment group. MDE is far and away my favorite. El Poblano is a great neighborhood with vibrant restaurants, shopping, etc. The Metro works very well. It has a variety wide of art and history. The botanical gardens and science mu...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx
Replies: 18
Views: 3024

Re: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx

Image

KLM655 had a great time of it today

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline announcement at STL 6/26
Replies: 48
Views: 4747

Re: New Airline announcement at STL 6/26

For a long time SY has ignored the obvious MSP-STL-CUN/MSP-IND-CUN markets. I too believe this is an SY announcement.

They could be taking over more Apple Vacations or FUNJET flying as well

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 7294

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

Speaking of quads, I understood both US Air and NW were considering (or had ordered) the A340 to replace quads at NW and to expand the network at US Air. Because the US3 have so many hubs, the A380 and 747-8i just don't work. The only markets were it might make sense are MIA-GRU, LAX-LHR and ORD/JFK...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 96
Views: 13224

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

I personally feel AA need to take another look at the CS100/300. These would be ideal planes for the near-in DFW/ORD markets. DL is right on the money for placing such a large order of them. AA needs an MD80 replacement, not every MD80 route can support a 737-800, or can be sufficiently re-guaged wi...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue May 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?
Replies: 36
Views: 5064

Re: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?

With all due respect, Brazil is one of handful of countries that produces major aircraft (as well as France, Canada, US, Russia) and it also contains the busiest air travel route in the world. Rio-Sao Paulo. I could see an argument for including them in ICAO language. The differences between Spanish...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat May 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

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

Flew out of ROA today. No Dash-8's to be seen. Busy weekend with the VA Tech graduation.

Hope ROA lands DTW/DFW service

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu May 10, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4086

Re: WN finally lands at DFW

I thought WN served DFW briefly in the mid 2000's. AA got several gates at DAL during this period.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed May 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6479

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

I don't think this list includes several airlines. I believe India and Brazil have higher rates than 1%

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed May 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 508
Views: 71065

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA has tried, and tried and tried to make money in Asia outside of Japan and the yields just aren't there. Meanwhile they are printing money on their flights to Argentina/Chile...

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777
Replies: 17
Views: 1249

Re: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777

American does still have a few with MCE as 3-3-3. I was on one monday MXP-JFk

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Those screaming infants and babies on planes
Replies: 15
Views: 1373

Re: Those screaming infants and babies on planes

My wife, son and I have flown overseas twice together as a family. He is under 2. We always buy him a seat, i think its a huge help. Personally, its an added cost, but greatly improves the child's comfort

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 15914

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

Note: Guyana shares many of the same natural resources that Venezuela has...with Venezuela's issues...Guyana is an attractive investment

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24987

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I could see SCL as well

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 9375

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

The main issue at JFK is a lack of feed. PHL solves that. I am on MXP-JFK next month, curious what the load factor will be.

The AA terminal at JFK feels like a ghost town

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article with Robert Isom, AA President (good info)
Replies: 16
Views: 2751

Re: Article with Robert Isom, AA President (good info)

Everyone complains about the current 767 modifications in biz class, but they are really quite alright to fly in. They are generally used for second tier routes like MIA-MVD, and the attendants pass out portable media players. However in Economy, they need a pile of love! The experience flying econo...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 10036

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. Or is it only this service? There was a quite a fascinating rumor-thread a few years back that brought up the idea of EK serving Buffalo as that would allow it to possibly hit the Hamilton area and far western subu...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds more flights to Argentina
Replies: 57
Views: 5924

Re: COPA adds more flights to Argentina

For the record, there is maybe one good Mexican restaurant in BsAs :) There just aren't strong cultural, economic or gastronomic ties. Ive always joked with my wife that if I ever wanted to move back to Argentina, the quick path to success would be to open a Mexican restaurant there that remotely re...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 14374

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

Its the perfect aircraft to service MSP-DSM/FSD/FAR/MCI/STL/MDW/GRR

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

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

July 8th, 2018 is the new last date for the Piedmont Dash 8-300's. Photograph them while you can!

For those of us that hate them (me) I am glad to see them retired :)

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

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

Here is detail on the Roanoke request: Roanoke, Virginia Request federal award of $750,000 combined with $1,1mil in local cash and in-kind contributions to serve as fee waiver, travel bank, marketing support and revenue guarantee to establish new air service links to major national hubs at DEN, DFW ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6604

Value of an all-weather hub

I've been curious this evening. I mostly fly on American Airlines and each winter/spring is a bit of Russian-roulette when it comes to successful travel. My flight to PHL is pre-emotively cancelled for tomorrow. It appears none of AA's hubs can manage a winter storm that drops more than 6 inches of ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 stats
Replies: 30
Views: 1365

Re: Your 2017 stats

https://my.flightmemory.com/Adam6464
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Total flights 2017, 121

Total Mileage, 94636

Airports 42

Airlines 14

Top Airports: MSP-ROA-CLT-ORD-DFW

Wide bodies:

1x 747 (DL)

4x 767 (Austrian, Icelandair, AA)

1x 777 (CX)

2x 787 (1-9, 1-8, both AA)

https://my.flightmemory.com/Adam6464

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 36
Views: 1751

Re: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline

AA
ORD-ROA
ORD-EZE
ORD-MXP


DL
MSP-ROA
MSP-GSO

BA MSP-LHR

KE MSP-ICN

LATAM ORD-LIM

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 55
Views: 3000

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Missing "Q" and "N" A: ABQ, ATL, AKL, ALB, AMM, AMS, ARI, ASU, ANF, ATH, AUH, AEP B: BOS BAH BKK BMI BOG BWI C: CLE, CLT, CVG, CAN, CDG, CHC, CHO, CJC, CMH, CPT, CWB, CNF, CPH, CUZ D: DEN DFW DTW DMM DOH DCA, DAL, DKR, DVL E: EWR, EVV, EZE F: FLL, FCA, FLG, FNT, FRA G: GEG, GIG, ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 12285

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

I didn't realize Nature Air flew Cessna's, my only flight with them was on a Twin Otter. Nice airline flying to some very remote places. My first time landing commercially in a field!

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9210

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

5th Freedom routes are a great way for EK to grow their network. Its probably our only chance of getting EK service at MSP. Would love to see MSP-FCO-DXB 3-4 times per week, perhaps dovetailed with DTW-FCO-DXB.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

AA is big in all these cities. Any chance they will get AA mainline at some point? Seems like an AA A319 ROA-CLT is probably the most likely candidate. The main reason I see CHO not having mainline again is due to no jetways. I can easily see one of the morning departures if not more, going to a ma...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

My interest began with my frequent trips to Roanoke as part of my job with the Virginia Museum of Transportation. We have a small aviation gallery, but its really a work in progress at the moment. btw, i noticed a "Heritage" Piedmont Dash 8 painted in Piedmont blue when i passed through Ro...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 10835

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

AF served MSP an A340 the past two summer seasons, it will shift to a 777-200 as well as DTW. SAA serves JFK with an A340-600, IAD was a former A340-600 destination, it went A330 due to lower demand. IAD-Dakar/Accra-JNB. SAA's A340's were meant for SWISS, but were never taken. SAS uses A340's from i...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

In CHO, DL is 5x ATL/CHO, not 4x, and as someone pointed out, 1 of those is mainline I was always curious why Frontier started flights into SHD (and bailed out quickly) rather than the larger CHO market At one point DL had announced nonstop CHO to MCO but never actually began the flights. Wouldn't ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

FYI, In the list of frequencies that are identified at the top of the thread, the frequencies can vary a lot by day. Wednesday and Saturday's seem to see a reduction of 1. Delta has offered 717 service to ROA, to CHO I am not certain Also, CHO has a wonderful viewing area if you find yourself flying...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

Thanks everyone for the replies. Yes, Roanoke would consider themselves SouthWest VA, CHO would consider themselves Central and LYh...well i don't know? We had a good thread recently on the Tidewater airports as well as RIC. I thought one on CHO/LYH/ROA would be informative. RIC, at least to me, is ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9468

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

The only 3 cities that could support a hub in the Southeast are CLT/ATL and RDU. CLT and ATL will excel for foreseeable future. UA will continue trying to serve the Southeast out of IAH and IAD and continue lagging behind AA and DL. CVG is surrounded by hubs, former hubs and potential hubs, there wa...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5427

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

As, Central Virginia is a region not covered often on A-net, I thought a new thread might be entertaining! I commute to the area twice weekly and have been able to use all three airports on multiple airlines on multiple routes. Here is a current analysis of the three, any expected changes or excitem...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20079

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Echo-ing some previous comments Hourly service on 787-9 JFK-LHR. Ability to do someday standby Dedicated branding and onboard product. Dedicated CBP lane at JFK T7 for JFK-LHR "Shuttle" pax. AA seems to have taken a similar route at ORD as they have consolidated all LHR flights onto the 78...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest or least expensive B747 route
Replies: 22
Views: 3433

Re: Shortest or least expensive B747 route

The best deal on a 747 I've seen lately is on KLM. ORD-AMS $476 roundtrip, Nov-Dec 2018

Adam

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