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by tphuang
Fri May 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 461
Views: 50265

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

There is no question B6 launched those ORH flights to stay in MassPort's good grace. I don't see how they get those 6 gates without the JFK flight. Right now, that flight is fight for traffic with Bolt bus passengers, so it's definitely haemorrhaging money. And I would imagine PHL/DTW are along the ...

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by tphuang
Thu May 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 157
Views: 19038

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

this seems like a terrible deal for Quebec that should not be allowed to proceed.

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by tphuang
Wed May 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 95
Views: 17097

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

AC's international and transborder flying out of YYZ/YUL/YVR is light years ahead of WS. And that matters a lot to business travelers of these cities. I don't see how WS can come to matching AC in this area. And once they start building the lounges and such, their cost will get a lot higher. Capturi...

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by tphuang
Tue May 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2208

Re: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019

Everyone's complaining that non airlines like JetSuiteX for example are by passing the Slot noise allocation causing more Jet noise over Orange Country. Also these types of services are not restricted to the Local airport curfews. In Attendants at the board meeting we're Airlines also saying Schedu...

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by tphuang
Tue May 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2208

Re: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019

KSNA has a “Private Terminal”...2 as a matter of fact. Atlantic Aviation has been there for years. Why does the LA Times article not mention this? And only 50 GA flights per day? Have you been to SNA? Always very busy with biz jets, piston, helicopter traffic. It’s one of the busiest in this regard...

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by tphuang
Tue May 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12844

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

F27500 wrote:
JetBlue mainline doing HPN-ACK ? Or is it a codeshare with Cape Air in a Cesspool402?

They are running e90s here 5 days a week until end of September.

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by tphuang
Tue May 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12844

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

[quote=“tphuang”] They've cut this route to once a day plenty of times before. Not sure what they are doing here still. Just as a comparison from Q4. They are far away the weakest here. I'm not sure what's the point of this route for them given where i think LAX ranks in their focus cities/hubs. Ci...

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by tphuang
Tue May 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12844

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

It seems like SNA has struggled with Mexico service from the beginning. There was quite a bit of service to MEX/GDL/SJD/PVR. Now, all has seen the axe take them out with the exception of one. Is SNA too expensive to utilize for these type of friends/family/leisure routes? AS has always been good at...

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by tphuang
Mon May 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12844

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

These 2 were routes added by the former head of planning. I think we are starting to see changes from the new org structure. **AS PVR-SNA AUG 0.5>0.1[0.4] SEP 0.4>0[0.4] OCT 0.5>0[0.4] NOV 0.4>0[0.4] DEC 0.4>0[0.4] JAN 0.4>0[0.5] FEB 0.4>0[0.4] **AS SJD-SNA AUG 0.5>0.1[0.6] SEP 0.6>0[0.6] OCT 0.5>0...

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by tphuang
Mon May 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 59928

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Does JetBlue have desires to expand into Canada in a greater way from their New York Hub. Seems like a natural fit? Seems to me that JFK-YVR would be the easiest due to lack of AC presence. YYZ and YUL would be hard due to lack of slots at LGA. Although if they start flying to Canada out of BOS, th...

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by tphuang
Mon May 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 59928

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So with DL's recent adds and upgauges from BOS-FL ...how much longer until they start DTW-MCO to dent DL's share like DL is doing at BOS? DL even with their adds are at about same in market share as NK on BOS-FLL/PBI/MCO/RSW. Outside of MCO, these are all markets B6 will crush them on. I see more A...

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by tphuang
Mon May 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 59928

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

From OAG thread this week, some actual adds And for BOS, PDX is getting extended, which is good to see. Some scheduling tweaks on that BOS/PDX run for Sept/Oct. The former redeye from Portland to Boston is now a 7am flight, arriving in Boston at 3pm. The flight from Logan to Portland is an 8:20pm d...

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by tphuang
Mon May 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 59928

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

From OAG thread this week, some actual adds B6 ACK-HPN SEP 0.1>0.7[0] B6 BDL-PBI SEP 1.0>1.4[1.0] OCT 1.0>1.4[1.0] B6 BOS-PDX SEP 0.2>1.1[0.8] OCT 0>0.8[0.3] B6 BOS-SAN SEP 2>3[2] OCT 2>3[2] Looks like ACK-HPN is getting quite the run. I know they don't have many slots at HPN and are short on aircra...

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by tphuang
Sun May 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

aaflyer777 wrote:
I have to imagine DL is looking at BOS-SAN given how well it seems to do for B6, I'm surprised AS never added a second flight

AS never added a second flight, because B6 kills them on this route.

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by tphuang
Sun May 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12844

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

Thanks again enilria AA GIG-MIA DEC 1.5>1.0[1.4] JAN 2>1.0[2] FEB 1.4>1.0[1.5] is it just me or this seems to be really weak for market that I think should have plenty of demand AA LAX-SFO AUG 9>8[11] I know they are going mainline here, but this is very minimal frequency compared to competitors. Wh...

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by tphuang
Sun May 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12844

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

Thanks enilria! DL is really increasing capacity from BOS to Florida. B6 prints money in these markets. Things are sure getting interesting... I thought the same thing. And my how times change. Northeast to Florida was one of those markets on which the airlines printed money prior to deregulation o...

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by tphuang
Sun May 12, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5506

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

I think people on a.net really overestimates the demand out of Calgary. It's the same size as Edmonton with maybe some more traffic due to tourism, but it has very little demand to some of these American cities in winter time. It's not a Vancouver let a lone montreal or Toronto in O&D. There is ...

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by tphuang
Sun May 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 59928

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Dieuwer wrote:
Looks like B6 pulled the plug on BOS-PSP. I don't see it in the schedule anymore, not even as a seasonal flight.

they started this year in February I think. And they haven't loaded Feb 2020 schedule in yet.

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by tphuang
Sun May 12, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 21716

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Airbus 321LXR Fans..... WHY would an airline growing into a major market like EU chose an airplane that at best would be stretched for this mission? A330 is the logical choice for this evolution, not sure they need the 333, but 332NEO would fit nicely and be capable to do JFK HNL as well as any rou...

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by tphuang
Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 8604

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

As I said in JetBlue, a lot of demand on this route. This is one route I'm sure they've thought about for years, but couldn't operate due to not having enough range. If they play this right, maybe they'd be able to push LATAM out and add a daily A321NEO to UIO. The Ecuadorian population in NYC is h...

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by tphuang
Fri May 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9573

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

DL is definitely not a one hub airline. But I would say this, that one ATL hub is equivalent to 2 or 3 fortress hubs for any other carrier. If I was given the choice of having DL's ATL operation vs AA's DFW and CLT operation or UA's ORD and IAH operation, it would be a hard call, but I'd probably ra...

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by tphuang
Fri May 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 37
Views: 3436

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

i think it happens a couple of years after B6 receives its first A220. Winner! An A220 is really the only aircraft with the right cost and the range. Since I consider DL unlikely, we'll have to wait. Perhaps a Red-eye? Lightsaber Yes, JetBlue has deep obsession with doing red-eyes to maximize fleet...

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by tphuang
Fri May 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 37
Views: 3436

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

i think it happens a couple of years after B6 receives its first A220.

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by tphuang
Thu May 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5438

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

domestic market share seems to be comparable.

I would say this though, it's quite clear UA has stronger point of sale if you look at routes where neither carrier has advantage on the other end. I don't know if it's because UA stronger international network out of ORD or some other reason.

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by tphuang
Tue May 07, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 17886

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I could see WN moving some of the Caribbean stuff that is mostly US point of sale from FLL to BNA like year round MBJ, PUJ, multiple daily CUN, I absolutely agree about WN moving the FLL international flights, but I feel better suited for ATL. Better connecting location and larger o&d. If they'...

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by tphuang
Mon May 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 80
Views: 17335

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I believe LAX-AUS is another route that will see the A221s. It seems like DL wants to utilize this new premium narrowbody type on many of the medium haul Texas markets to offer a better mainline product to AA & UAs hubs as well as increasing capacity & offering a better product on routes be...

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by tphuang
Mon May 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3140

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

They pretty much have all the cities covered that fit their business model, they could add frequencies to these routes for sure i see maybe bna in their future if it’s not already I haven’t looked in a bit No, we don't. Our business model works in 550+ markets and we're only covering 75'ish right n...

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by tphuang
Mon May 06, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2068

Re: What alliance is better?

The question you ask should be which airline program to join rather than which is better. That would come down to 3 questions: 1) how easy it is to achieve elite status with that airline 2) how easy it is to redeem miles from that airline on its alliance members 3) does credit card for that airline ...

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by tphuang
Mon May 06, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 52
Views: 6606

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

B6 is the least profitable of the major US carriers and its costs are rising. Don't rule out a takeover. AA has knocked out a competitor several times before by buying them (then subsequently shrinking their network). AirCal, Reno Air, TWA....B6 is not in the same league as those three former airli...

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by tphuang
Mon May 06, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

You obviously haven't flown in Delta international Y in a while. It isnt' as bad as you like to make it out to be and no, EK/QR won't blow DL out of the water, considering that DL will offer: - 3-3-3 Y abreast seating on the 777 vs 3-4-3 on the EK and QR 777s (and EK and QR are flying mostly 777s o...

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by tphuang
Sun May 05, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

The difference is between a bus service and airline service at its best in Y. Some things to note on EK - superlative flight entertainment system, multilingual crew (on a typical flight that are flight attendants that speak a combined at least 10 languages -- they mention all the languages on take ...

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by tphuang
Sun May 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/5/2019: DL Appears to Exit JFK-GIG, to Add JFK-BOM;UA;CZ Cuts CAN;HU Adds CTU-ORD,LAX-XIY
Replies: 61
Views: 12370

Re: OAG Changes 5/5/2019: DL Appears to Exit JFK-GIG, to Add JFK-BOM;UA;CZ Cuts CAN;HU Adds CTU-ORD,LAX-XIY

wow, AS finally made some changes! Regarding EWR adds by UA, isn't EWR supposedly de facto slot constrained for parts of the day now? Or is that just made up? Either way, that's a lot of additional capacity coming online. And yes, ORH really is that horrible. Thanks Enilria!! Concerning CZ cuts - do...

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by tphuang
Sun May 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

it's so funny to read some of these posts. $600 premium over average Y fares? I wonder what UA has been doing all these years. Who come it has been incapable of getting anything even remotely close to that out of EWR, despite the really reach Indian expat community in Jersey.

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by tphuang
Sun May 05, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 526
Views: 54116

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Delta sees that with WN adding BNA-ATL, it's really trying to grow BNA to maybe a 200 departure a day station. BNA from what I can is a very strong DL station due to its proximity to ATL. So this talk of turning BNA into a focus city is probably to counteract that. saying WN doesn't care about what ...

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by tphuang
Sun May 05, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 19
Views: 5864

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

I've seen a lot of really low fares on EWR-NCE been advertised. I really hope they can keep this going past this season. NYC could use more airlines like this. I'd take J on La Compagnie over Y or W on legacies any day of the week.

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by tphuang
Fri May 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3140

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

My read on NK is this. Their current network planner seems to be re-orienting their network toward WN. Maybe they see that WN doesn't get that much of a yield advantage over them and they have a definite cost advantage over WN. And they don't have to worry about basic economy with WN. They are doing...

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by tphuang
Fri May 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 59928

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

As mentioned on LGB thread, there is an update here https://lbpost.com/news/southwest-delta-could-absorb-10-open-flight-slots-at-long-beach-airport/ Unexpected imo, DL has asked for 4 of the 10 slots that got released. I can't really understand why. I would imagine 2 will be used for ATL given their...

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by tphuang
Fri May 03, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I don't fly airlines which treat their employees like ..., not that US/EU carriers are saints. "UA wouldn't touch AI" with a 10-foot pole, this statement has been repeated several times a.net. UA/LH put their eggs in 9W basket long before DL. DL used to offer DTW-JFK feed to AI. DL mostly...

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by tphuang
Fri May 03, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 128
Views: 18497

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Well results are unofficial out DL applied on the last day. DL will get 4 slots as requested. WN will get 6 slots it requested all 10. Early Rumors that DL was going to Add 2 SEA 1 ATL. Maybe we will see 2 SEA and 2 ATL. WN will be temporary at 16 Daily flights 4 OAK,4 SJC,4 SMF,3 LAS, 1 DEN until ...

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by tphuang
Thu May 02, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15022

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think HA is in a lot of trouble. I don't, at least for a while. HA and AQ pounded each other on frequency, and WN isn't about that at the moment. They're squeezing some additional a/c utilisation when they can. Their aircraft aren't suitable for high frequency intra-island turns and they know thi...

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by tphuang
Thu May 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15022

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think HA is in a lot of trouble.

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by tphuang
Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 5776

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

not going to happen. ATL is more likely to shrink than increase. BNA is where the future is at.

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by tphuang
Thu May 02, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I'm sure there are plenty of people like yourself who are loyal to Delta and Skyteam, but whether or not that's going to fill up the premium cabin or even coach cabin on a daily basis is a different story. And BOM is only one part of the US to India market. With 9W gone, it's going to be hard for D...

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by tphuang
Wed May 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Forget perspective but let's look at facts. First rule of marketing, never market to your own world view. The fact that every expat Indian you knows flies EK exclusivity should tell you right away that your circle is not reflective of the market. DL/AF/KL/VS were pushing tons of traffic between the...

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by tphuang
Wed May 01, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

The problem with BOS, IAD, ORD, DFX, LAX, SFO is that EK serves all of these places. For all non-BOM destination, they would be able to get to get there on one connections. And for BOM, they have 5 flights from DXB, which allows much better arrival timing. Any the crowd that doesn't care about the ...

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by tphuang
Wed May 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I do have to admit I was wrong that DL would give up on this route without a strong 9W on the other end. They must see the void in long haul service at BOM post-9W along with the promise of a growing market and a connection between two financial capitols as outweighing the lack of connecting traffi...

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by tphuang
Wed May 01, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I'm sure UA would strongly encourage AI not to interline with DL at BOM. We will have to see what they do. Since UA interlines with DL - and, for that matter, with all major carriers - it is spurious to think they would try to stop someone else from doing the same. Only secondary carriers fail to i...

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by tphuang
Wed May 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & MCO ...what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 3953

Re: Delta & MCO ...what next?

The core of MCO's service is to hubs and focus cities. Outside of those markets its basically opportunistic utilization flying during peak spring break travel periods and/or Saturday only service using available aircraft time from reduced weekend service into business-heavy market. They run IND-MCO...

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by tphuang
Wed May 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

How is Delta product going to beat EK A380? AI is *A carrier and already has complementary flights with UA, why would it provide feed for a skyteam carrier? Vistara now has a really close working relationship with EK feeding many secondary Indian cities from DXB, why would it jeopardize that to hel...

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by tphuang
Wed May 01, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

As much as DL kills it domestically they seem less sure of themselves in Asia. I hope the route works for them and they can expand in India from JFK, but I am skeptical of its long term outlook. They are not going to muscle out either AI or UA and that 77L is going to burn money. I think it's a giv...

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