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by evank516
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 17
Views: 936

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

What in the world? Did you just read the LGA Closure Thread and decide to make up your own on this cockamamie idea? Also, you realize that Dallas and Ft. Worth are not 90-100 miles apart like New York and Philadelphia right? You also realize that New York is many times the size of Philadelphia in te...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 55
Views: 4968

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

If LGA were to close it needed to happen a very long time ago, but we're past the point of no return now. LGA isn't going anywhere. Yes, it's closure would free up the airspace for JFK, but there's no way EWR and JFK could absorb the amount of passengers that use LGA. HPN is capacity restricted and ...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 29023

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I think that might be an extreme example. As I said in the summer season when B6 runs 175 daily flights out of JFK, they do seem to do about 5% below average. But during winter season when they were at 150 to 155 daily flights, they were at or slightly better than average just based on my anecdotal...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 29023

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Funny part if you look at flighstats recently, they are actually above airport average in otp for bos. With all the heavy rain we have been getting, there is just going to be delays in nyc and Boston. They do seem to do a lot worse with flights toward the end of the day. This is on time performance...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 29023

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

What is B6 really doing to improve their on-time performance? I am not seeing any results. Between my friends and I, we have flown MSP-BOS or vv 9 times since May and none of us have had a trip without a significant delay. My best friend flew back last night and was delayed three hours so I decided...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 9747

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

WPvsMW wrote:
I would replace "collide" with "wingtips kissed at gate".


Bumping uglies?

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by evank516
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?

AZ to DL is still SkyTeam to SkyTeam which will probably make your life easier. You can probably book that all on one ticket, and domestic widebody flights in the US are less and less common nowadays, so I'd say stick with DL.

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by evank516
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue's TrueBlue program rated at top
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: JetBlue's TrueBlue program rated at top

It's a great program for now, but hitting Mosaic is really difficult. I'm based in the NYC Area and I can't manage it. Can't even come close. However, I also notice is that SkyMiles is rated the best out of the Big 3.

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by evank516
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 68
Views: 6280

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Ah yes, transatlantic flights on a narrowbody jet. And people get all worked up on the 757s flying across the pond now :rotfl: Different beasts despite the cabin diameter, different use of internal space, number of lavatories and galleys. I was FA on the 707's and I can guarantee you that the level...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 68
Views: 6280

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Ah yes, transatlantic flights on a narrowbody jet. And people get all worked up on the 757s flying across the pond now :rotfl:

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by evank516
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 28
Views: 3335

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

The concept of a support animal was a noble experiment that demonstrated good airline compassion and astute PR. People who were inherently afraid of flying and servicemen with post-traumatic stress could fly with Digger-the-dog providing emotional support when the aircraft hit moderate chop or when...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 8397

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Remember, JFK-MAN is a DL/VS Joint Venture route. VS took it over from DL last year, and DL was flying it prior with the 763. VS flies it with the 747 as of now.

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by evank516
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6776

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

For the record, AS's UM policy does not require passengers aged 13-17 to pay for UM services by the airline. It's optional and based on what I've read in this thread, the mother didn't pay for it, so by AS Policy, this child is not a UM, she was an adult passenger. However, the article doesn't clear...

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by evank516
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6776

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Couple of things. 1st story is after a 5 hour delay on a B6 flight from JFK-ORD, I remember walking through concourse L at ORD and watching a dog take a leak in the middle of the concourse. Tile floor, but I was floored that this even happened. What I can't remember is whether or not the owner clean...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 90
Views: 12204

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

Disappointing as a frequent traveller on this route - but the downgaging of pretty much everything CAK on DL ( ATL went from all mainline in the spring to CR9s now ), combined with DL following the other carriers trend of adding/upgaging CLE and the reduction of CR2 operations made this move not al...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 90
Views: 12204

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

Poor CAK. Just got a new CEO I read and they lose another key route. **DL CAK-DTW DEC 3>0[3] JAN 3>0[3] FEB 3>0[3] MAR 3>0[3] APR 3>0[3] MAY 3>0[3] Disappointing as a frequent traveller on this route - but the downgaging of pretty much everything CAK on DL ( ATL went from all mainline in the spring...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round Headhouses
Replies: 32
Views: 2173

Re: Round Headhouses

I don't think JFK had that since T6 was demolished. Also, don't forget LAS.

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by evank516
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 164
Views: 21549

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

If Jet goes belly up, I'm willing to bet DL retracts its plan to return to India.

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by evank516
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5648

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

JetBlue has a pretty simple fleet that is about to become even more simple when the E190s leave and the A220s come in. The fleet will not be any simpler. While marketed as an Airbus product, the A220 was designed entirely by Bombardier and has very little in common with the A320. Pretty sure there ...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22405

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Will this lead to a new livery? God, let's hope! Of the 3 US legacy carriers, United and Delta need to do a 90° turn. There are way too many people who will disagree with you about Delta's livery. The widget is very much loved by many here. However it seems everyone misses the 80s-mid-90s widget th...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3180

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

I'm an American, I've been on their planes, I know plenty of other Americans that have flown them and I can say that EK is definitely one of the best airlines out there. I've never flown them, but I'm one of those Americans that doesn't fly internationally, or at least hasn't done much more than tra...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8959

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

Don't think you'd see LH in BDL, MAYBE BA, but not LH.

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by evank516
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5648

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

Every jetBlue thread HAS to be dominated by a myriad of AS/B6 merger posts. It's not happening. B6 will find its fitting on the west coast on its own. Maybe the LA Basin just isn't the place. Either way, they have plenty of other fish to fry. Right now they're trying to optimize their network to ma...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UM Mishap on F9 DSM-MCO Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

UM Mishap on F9 DSM-MCO Flight

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/furious-parents-say-they-were-left-in-the-dark-by-frontier-airlines-after-their-young-children-were-taken-to-a-hotel-room-by-a-staff-member-when-their-flight-was-diverted-to-another-state/ar-BBLHAg7?li=BBnbklE&ocid=mailsignout Parents of 2 UMs flying DSM-...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5648

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

Every jetBlue thread HAS to be dominated by a myriad of AS/B6 merger posts. It's not happening. B6 will find its fitting on the west coast on its own. Maybe the LA Basin just isn't the place. Either way, they have plenty of other fish to fry. Right now they're trying to optimize their network to mak...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1802

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

What's funny is that jetBlue even has one and they're not even 20 years old.

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by evank516
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1802

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

What's funny is that jetBlue even has one and they're not even 20 years old.

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by evank516
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?
Replies: 31
Views: 4550

Re: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?

ExpressJet had a brief contract with Delta for ERJ-145s out of LAX in the mid 2000s, and flew LAX-SEA among some other routes. The Delta/Expressjet LAX operation was short-lived though, and the route went away with it until it resumed in 2012 when Delta started taking the then SEA focus city to the...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 68
Views: 8474

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

I'm seeing PWM-EYW starting Oct 19....however, I don't see anything in the opposite direction Also, since F9 is starting PWM to both TPA & RSW, will it effect 7Q's PWM-SRQ flight? EYW-PWM would surely need an intermediate stop, no? Probably stops in MLB, but not bookable round trip even with a ...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?
Replies: 31
Views: 4550

Re: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?

Another thing to note is that before DL made SEA a hub, Delta Connection flights were not that common in SEA either.

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by evank516
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6335

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

A CS-100 or now a A220-100. Short of that, the pending court case involving the runway being decided in HVN's favor. You don't think the CR7 could do the job? It does ATL-EYW just fine and HVN has about 800 feet of runway on EYW. 160 mile difference in distance too. EYW has flat over water approach...

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by evank516
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6335

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

When AA announced ORH-PHL, it was only one daily flight, now its two. I feel once time gets closer, we are over four months away from the start date, AA will add days or go daily. The New Haven area has been under served for years due to the limited runway. AA took a chance and its paying off hands...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 10012

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

Lest we not forget that United tried to serve only the sexiest markets from JFK in the early 2000s - EZE, GRU, HKG, LAX, LHR, MIA, NRT, SEA, SFO and SJU spring to mind. Granted, they didn't have the wonderful facilities that AA has, but that strategy was clearly a failure. VX tried to do the same f...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6335

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

PSA flights are CLT based (either mostly or entirely), not PHL so it's probably a fleet scheduling complication. All HVN flights are PSA. that price though...I was looking to fly down to CLT in December, but $1200 RT...jeez!!! Also, they only operate HVN-PHL 2X on Saturdays, so there is no net gain...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 10012

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

I think AA's long term plan at JFK is have flights to its other hubs: DCA,PHL,CLT,MIA,DFW,ORD,PHX,LAX. All other flights get dropped or shifted to PHL. Which raises the question on what to do with Terminal 8, as it is underutilized today. Moving all OneWorld airlines to T8 makes most sense, but it ...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3964

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

If we're talking Delta, their service at JAX is mainline to ATL, RJs to NYC, and very little capacity to any other hub. I think even DTW and MSP get the bare minimum to JAX. The total flight time from JAX-ATL is 45-50 minutes take off to touch down. From ATL they have a plethora of flights to the we...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 10012

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

MIflyer12 wrote:
I can't see AA backing its way into a weak #4 in the NYC market. Delta isn't going to exchange LGA slots (where it's dumping a ton of $) for some AA JFK slots.


I also can't imagine AA being the reason for UA's re-entry either.

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 10012

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

I think AA's long term plan at JFK is have flights to its other hubs: DCA,PHL,CLT,MIA,DFW,ORD,PHX,LAX. All other flights get dropped or shifted to PHL. Which raises the question on what to do with Terminal 8, as it is underutilized today. Moving all OneWorld airlines to T8 makes most sense, but it ...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6335

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

Flights are loaded now. From routesonline.com Charlotte – New Haven eff 22DEC18 1 weekly CRJ200 (PSA Airlines) AA5053 CLT0735 – 0920HVN CRJ 6 AA5053 HVN0955 – 1158CLT CRJ 6 It doesn't appear timed for the Caribbean AM connections. HVN-CLT roundtrip in January Saturday 5-12 prices at $2,063 right no...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash Near SNA
Replies: 26
Views: 4044

Re: Small Plane Crash Near SNA

Sad, sickening, no other words.

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 320
Views: 31797

Re: The Future of ISP

When did you hear that?

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 10012

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

Simply for the purpose of monetizing slots before there is nothing to monetize, I can agree, but I'm willing to bet you would never see them reduce LHR that much considering it's a billion dollar route for them. Take 1-2 ORD and DFW flights off and add them to LHR. Granted when slots go the way of E...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6335

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

WNflyer1523 wrote:
Happy for HVN! Hopefully this route is successful so it gets increased to daily.
Still waiting for the long-overdue CLT-ISP.


Given this addition, I get the feeling that CLT-ISP is right around the corner.

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13505

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

*AA DFW-EYW DEC 0>0.3[0] JAN 0>1.0[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] Does anyone know if they plan on flying this daily year round (i.e. next summer)? Also, will they use the same equipment (E175) they're using now on their Sat only service? AA started this as Saturday seasonal over the summer and advis...

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by evank516
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 320
Views: 31797

Re: The Future of ISP

We havent really heard anything yet from any airlines at KISP which is surprising. Frontier should have released their ISP winter schedule by now.. I would have expected a new route or two from Southwest and/or American and I expected a new carrier to come in (JetBlue, Spirit, Allegiant, etc).. Wit...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1349

Re: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

If Youngstown can't hold service, I'm going to guess Portsmouth can't either. I didn't even know there was a Portsmouth in Ohio. I do agree that Portsmouth is unlikely to get service in this type of air travel climate. Youngstown had some challenges inasmuch as it is 75 miles to CLE or PIT and 63 m...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1349

Re: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

If Youngstown can't hold service, I'm going to guess Portsmouth can't either. I didn't even know there was a Portsmouth in Ohio. doulasc I am sorry for all the sarcastic posts on here. I enjoy discussing the feasibility of air service to various communities and I don't see why people need to be so ...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and bag fees
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: US3 and bag fees

On Delta flights to Key West, there is a total embargo on a second checked bag due to weight restrictions that come with operating off of a very short runway. So It would be $25 for one bag unless you are a SkyMiles Medallion member or a Delta SkyMiles AMEX Credit Card Holder (Gold, Platinum, or Res...

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