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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 110
Views: 10922

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

So Europe to Asia is unacceptable on a twin...completely over land. It is intercontinental after all. But LAX-HNL is ok, since it's domestic. Gotta love the logic. Nope SEA-HNL PDX-HNL SFO-HNL LAS-HNL LAX-HNL PHX- HNL SLC-HNL and anything East of LAS Also . Many of the 767/777/330's are taking weig...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 110
Views: 10922

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

I get what you are saying, there are plenty of people worldwide with quirky beliefs. Anyways back to the topic, I believe AirTransat almost ate it back in 2001, fortunately the Azores were nearby. Yes thankful for the Azores for sure . some have been not so lucky . Can you give us some examples tha...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 27
Views: 3394

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

In the 70's, there were tons of lights between midnight and say 06:00. DL and EA has significant banks of flights around 01:00 at ATL. DL had a 747 flight ATL-DAL-LAX that left ATL around 00:30, leave DAL about 02:40 with an arrival at LAX a few minutes after 03:00 There were plenty of city-to-city ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

I would say MDW, Obama O'Hare doesn't roll off the tongue easily. Then again ATL is named after two persons However, I have always held the belief that naming airports, highways, etc. should be for deceased people, not living.

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6318

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

3. They got shut out of the West Coast, both with the AS/VX deal and LGB balking at the FIS. 4. Where can they grow? In my eyes, the AS acquisition of VX increases the likelihood of an eventual AS/B6 merger. In 3-5 years perhaps? If SY continues to have contentious relations perhaps a combo there? ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 44
Views: 9234

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

At least it has color. They sure didn't go to a lot of effort with the regular livery.

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 12900

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

A late evening departure from Boston will not capture Boston-originating business traffic. The schedule suggests that DL is playing for Austin-originating business traffic. WN and B6 have sub-par schedules to serve that segment. This seems like a smart move on the part of DL. Question is, will we s...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Please stop making it about race. I think race is valid. If anyone has been paying attention what has happened in this nation over the last decade, if you aren't white, you get more scrutiny than you probably should. What has happened to this country over the last eight years is that lies have been...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 12900

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

AUS 630 - 1220 BOS 319 BOS 1930 - 2310 AUS 319 A late evening departure from Boston will not capture Boston-originating business traffic. The schedule suggests that DL is playing for Austin-originating business traffic. WN and B6 have sub-par schedules to serve that segment. This seems like a smart...

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 261
Views: 19481

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Time to outfit flight attendants with body cams. I was thinking something along the same line. On the person or in the cabin. I agree we don't see the entire story here. Things I took out of it were the woman was hysterical, and what I assumed were FA's trying to comfort her didn't seem to help. Th...

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14689

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Why not the revised look titles? website has it since a couple of years but no new aircraft getting it? What's the point? The VX livery will be gone in a few years. Its a long time and this is a brand new aircraft, the website is showing new title and fonts since two years, its the US not some back...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

I think Emirates has just hit a ceiling. They grew in all the easy and under served markets. The US is not easy or undeserved, and alot of foreigners are nervous to fly or connect thru here. It kind of makes sense. They are right sizing, to maximize profits, nothing wrong. They are still gonna make...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on
Replies: 30
Views: 3675

Re: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on

JetBuddy wrote:
I don't see this as a big deal either. He probably forgot he had it in his bag.


Yeah, I'm always forgetting to take my pistol out of my carry on luggage.

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't China Southern send their 787s to CDG?
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: Why doesn't China Southern send their 787s to CDG?

If anything I'd expect a bigger plane since they are connecting two alliance hubs. I don't know how friendly CZ and AF are though.

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 5-party agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment be revisited?
Replies: 50
Views: 4259

Re: Will the 5-party agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment be revisited?

It's amazing how much time and effort was spent by WN to be allowed to expand service from DAL, and now WN is trying to keep other airlines from expanding at DAL They have been trying to keep airlines out of DAL since 1974. IMO, now that WN has opened to so many new destinations, it is not always t...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Another thing, is there no respect for doctors in the US? he clearly said he has to see patients in the morning, would this have happened to a Caucasian doctor as well? Does anyone know why he was let go that he got back to the plane? how did that even happen? Please stop making it about race. I th...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 94
Views: 9877

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

I remember the calls (not from politicians) to close DCA after 9/11. That did not set well then, npor will it ever.

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Turn Through The Meat Grinder?--5 Year Old Separated From Mom During Flight
Replies: 78
Views: 8952

Re: AA's Turn Through The Meat Grinder?--5 Year Old Separated From Mom During Flight

Mom was being a cheap a$$ and didn't want to pay for seats together and instead then blamed the airline for her actions. Memo to mom: You lost. Now take some responsibility and accept what you did and quit trying to blame others. Sorry snow flake. Oh, and I love the pic of the kid taking a breathin...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 10957

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

Last week's OAG contained a third daily DEN-GCC. I'm sure they are related. Yes those flights are at-risk flying by OO. I found an article behind a pay site from March that said the county commissioners decided to move the subsidy money to a third UA GCC-DEN flight and stop funding the DL GCC-SLC f...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Some facts here.....they weren't United Crew members who were deadheading....they were United Express Crew Members who work for an airline called Republic Airlines. Not United. They fly for under contract for United as United Express. Another thing.....United employees didn't beat the Dr. up. It wa...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 8708

Re: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?

The Port Authority did a survey a few years ago, which I posted here, and it turned out that in fact most people in NYC (excluding Staten Island) do NOT use EWR, rather they use JFK/LGA. Translated: "If I draw an artificial boundary that has no actual bearing on economic activity or desirabili...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 101
Views: 10689

Re: UA's Latest Cringeworthy moment.

Seems a married couple was denied seating. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this. The media and social media are hating hard and long on UA. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/04/16/bride-groom-kicked-united-flight-houston-way-get-married Seems like a non story based on ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 101
Views: 10689

UA's Latest Cringeworthy moment.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... et-married
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Seems a married couple was denied seating. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this. The media and social media are hating hard and long on UA.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... et-married

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by TransGlobalGold
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8895

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

You will probably see all these airlines come back, in 2-5 years when there is actually a market to support all these US-Cuba flights. Airlines jumped the gun a little without waiting for the demand to be there. Not likely.. There is a finite amount of pax and the US. The vast majority coming from ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

United are now unleashing scorpions upon their passengers :-o http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39599859 I think the media may well have reached the bottom of the barrel! The scorpion story...is it true? It appears to be, and UA is fair game on the news. When I fly, probably the last thing ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 100409492/
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I've scanned the last couple of pages, I didn't see this mention, The passenger's lawyer is stating he had a concussion and broken nose. True or not, it just muddied this incident:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 100409492/

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no American D8 (NAI)?
Replies: 10
Views: 2346

Re: Why is there no American D8 (NAI)?

Potential US D8's (B6, NK, F9, and WN) are cutting their teeth on LatAm routes and waiting for a better plane for TATL flying. (Will the A321LR be it?) Their current success mostly in the domestic market isn't pushing them hard into TATL. Successful foreign competition may be the needed spur. Hope ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

UA is still getting murdered in the media, both in the U.S. and abroad. I expect they will suffer some short term loss of business. They will settle with the passenger for a helluva lot more than the $800 voucher would have cost them. However, people have short memories, and limited choices on who ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

It's even turned into a source of jokes for Ellen Degeneres. Who's next, Sean Spicer?

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

UA is still getting murdered in the media, both in the U.S. and abroad. I expect they will suffer some short term loss of business. They will settle with the passenger for a helluva lot more than the $800 voucher would have cost them. However, people have short memories, and limited choices on who t...

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by TransGlobalGold
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 81
Views: 6292

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I think it's time for a bump here. Construction on the interim IAB is apparently starting at the end of the month; I received an email today about the removal of the moving sidewalks on A. The parking construction is moving along and is a huge mess. So it goes. Read the same thing in the MNAA email...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107586

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The flight was by Republic Airlines, not United mainline but then nobody would take the click bait if the headlines said Republic now would they? It doesn't matter. The pax paid for a flight on United. Their name is on the ticket and the airplane. Even if it's an Express flight, the blame still goe...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 42
Views: 5383

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

True or not, Airways Magazine has become unreadable. After 15 years I didn't renew my subscription. The two magazines out of the UK that focus on airlines/airports make Airways look like a comic book. I also had an Airways subscription at one point in time. I've found their site and social media pa...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 42
Views: 5383

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

True or not, Airways Magazine has become unreadable. After 15 years I didn't renew my subscription. The two magazines out of the UK that focus on airlines/airports make Airways look like a comic book.

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F Construction Has Commenced?
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: DFW Terminal F Construction Has Commenced?

I don't beleive that F will be built in the old, semi-circular design. It should be more like terminal D.

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F Construction Has Commenced?
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: DFW Terminal F Construction Has Commenced?

NichCage wrote:
DFW is one of the worlds largest airports when it comes to land area. They could have a dozen new Terminals and have room for more, if they need to increase capacity.


The original master plan had 13 semi-circular terminals. Times do change.

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW

I don't know what VS would do, but BA could change their less-than-daily flight to LGW, kind of like what they did with OAK or FLL. Or, if demand falls, they could cut that less-than-daily flight and switch the remaining 777-300ER flight to a 772ER, a 789, or a 788. Since when has BA been less than...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43032

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

BNA has had a 30 degree drop in temperatures between yesterday and today. Maybe it'll snow and really muck things up.

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

I note that the SEA flight times gets their aircraft on the ground at the absolutely busiest time of the day, bracketing the noon hour. The south satellite is already a zoo at that time, and it's going to be awhile before any additional international gates are added. I'd expected a later afternoon t...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’
Replies: 50
Views: 3413

Re: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’

Hi everyone, I am curious at this point about something. The US has suffered terror attacks from people who recently came into the country from other places, and they have killed significant numbers of people. Not every terror attack is from outsiders, and not every attack is done by naturalized re...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW

I don't know what VS would do, but BA could change their less-than-daily flight to LGW, kind of like what they did with OAK or FLL. Or, if demand falls, they could cut that less-than-daily flight and switch the remaining 777-300ER flight to a 772ER, a 789, or a 788. Since when has BA been less than...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW

SEA, too. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WASEATTLEPORT/bulletins/19275e3 I don't know what VS would do, but BA could change their less-than-daily flight to LGW, kind of like what they did with OAK or FLL. Or, if demand falls, they could cut that less-than-daily flight and switch the remai...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken
Replies: 36
Views: 10890

Re: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken

Unlikely to be broken is too much. IndiGo will have 430 A320Neo by 2027, with a good probability that it may order more (specially when it begins retiring its existing 110 A320Ceo) This, along with all the mega orders by other Asian airlines is questionable. Lets see how many are actually delivered...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines history in Toronto
Replies: 11
Views: 2379

Re: United Airlines history in Toronto

The July 1962 OAG doesn't have UA at YYZ. They were in YVR already. i believe UA started YVR in about 1934. I agree with the other poster. 1967 sounds about right. IIRC, UA's third international destination was CUN. Sounds right. I looked at a timetable from August 1981 and while I knew Cozumel was...

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by TransGlobalGold
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 96
Views: 11793

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

If they dump LGA/DCA ex-DAL and move those slots elsewhere, DAL would be a good base to operate more West Coast markets from an O&D standpoint, plus connections out West. AS could still feed DFW and get the local DAL traffic, but LGA/DCA have to go from DAL. Where would they move the slots to? ...

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines history in Toronto
Replies: 11
Views: 2379

Re: United Airlines history in Toronto

The July 1962 OAG doesn't have UA at YYZ. They were in YVR already.

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by TransGlobalGold
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-MYR on AA
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: DFW-MYR on AA

A good deal of Myrtle Beach's appeal comes from east of the Mississippi River. It's a step up from 'Redneck Riviera" of south Alabama and NW Florida. Close to northeastern tourists.

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to open LAX-OAX and GDL-SBD
Replies: 34
Views: 3691

Re: Volaris to open LAX-OAX and GDL-SBD

When was the last time SBD had scheduled service by a large carrier? Hughes Airwest? I'm not sure it ever has. When Hughes Airwest was around it was still an air force base. For some reason I thought they did, but not Hughes, just Airwest. I looked in an old OAG and it indicates both Golden West an...

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by TransGlobalGold
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW
Replies: 89
Views: 12004

Re: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW

*NK BWI-RSW JUN 1.0>0.5 JUL 1.0>0 AUG 1.0>0 I'm curious if this is a seasonal cut, or permanent cut. It appears that WN is fare matching and there are some very low fares to this market from BWI just a couple weeks out. Might just take advantage of it. If it's a perm cut, and if February and March ...

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