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by tphuang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 71
Views: 6211

Re: AUS To Become a Delta Focus City

if you bothered looking at the Austin thread, you'd see this is already widely discussed. In fact, that blog picked up on what that thread discussed. What a jerk of a response. Surely it’s a nicer way to respond to people. Geez! I couldn't agree more. Thanks for expressing my sentiments. No need fo...

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 71
Views: 6211

Re: AUS To Become a Delta Focus City

maverick4002 wrote:
tphuang wrote:
if you bothered looking at the Austin thread, you'd see this is already widely discussed. In fact, that blog picked up on what that thread discussed.


jeez its not that serious buddy

I apologized multiple times already. Goodness.

Does everyone on this forum need to throw rocks at me?

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 71
Views: 6211

Re: AUS To Become a Delta Focus City

Agreed. It's typical of the decorum on social media. Everyone loves to be right, show how smart they are, etc. - while really, all they're showing is their lack of manners and civility. Agree 100%! He must live a very sad and angry life to have that response on an Internet forum. Leave him be :) Se...

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners
Replies: 26
Views: 2678

Re: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners

I would be shocked if Chinese carriers don’t order some a330neo with the current trade tensions with trump.

Boeing has no chance in this deal.

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 71
Views: 6211

Re: AUS To Become a Delta Focus City

if you bothered looking at the Austin thread, you'd see this is already widely discussed. In fact, that blog picked up on what that thread discussed. What a jerk of a response. Surely it’s a nicer way to respond to people. Geez! There has been no announcement of any kind by delta. Just a vague Link...

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 71
Views: 6211

Re: AUS To Become a Delta Focus City

if you bothered looking at the Austin thread, you'd see this is already widely discussed. In fact, that blog picked up on what that thread discussed.

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 4368

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

Will AS pull the plug on BOS-LAX/SFO? Or maybe move it to SJC? :D It would be nice to have a daytime flight on this route. They are not dropping bos sfo. It’s a very important route out of sfo. At this point, they still generate higher yield than delta. If delta with their extreme high costs are wi...

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 555
Views: 44657

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Having gate space and attempting to hire a couple of more people don’t mean they will be able to expand more. If every route they add loose money, any expansion plans will be abandoned quickly. Even delta can only afford so many Seattle and Boston efforts.

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 186
Views: 17955

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

How is this different than Jetblue? Or any other new airline? They ALL start with a junior workforce. Its not different. And this is why Airline work forces unionize. Management needs to come up with a better game plan for profits than "lets pay our work force less and/or just dissolve the air...

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4417

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

I suspect that SAN is next on the list for more Hawai'i growth (additional flying). A buddy and I were discussing this the other day and thinking we might at least see AS keep all 4 flights (to 4 islands) from SAN daily year-round, as they are this summer. But when the 8/26 skeds came out a week or...

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1263
Views: 70890

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

On the AUS thread, someone posted a job posting by DL for an AUS "Focus City" Sales Manager. It's been long rumored but that was the first time I'm aware of DL using the phrase publicly. Ah. Seems very thin though, especially for the amount of noise I’ve heard about AUS being destined as ...

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

more often that not they are doing good on BOS-SFO in terms of load factor. Just curious, what do you consider good load factor? BTS would show they have quite a bit lower LF than other carriers Here is Q4. BOSSFO VX,58357,72281,80.74% DL,30058,40760,73.74% UA,169360,191562,88.41% B6,88590,110028,8...

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by tphuang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4417

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

This leaves LIH as the only unserved market from SMF. Between AS and HA, I can't think of many openings between decent-sized cities and Hawaii for WN to jump into. They can and should enter majority of monopolies that as has which are just making so much money and have plenty of demand. Do you want...

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by tphuang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

more often that not they are doing good on BOS-SFO in terms of load factor. Just curious, what do you consider good load factor? BTS would show they have quite a bit lower LF than other carriers Here is Q4. BOSSFO VX,58357,72281,80.74% DL,30058,40760,73.74% UA,169360,191562,88.41% B6,88590,110028,8...

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by tphuang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4417

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

This leaves LIH as the only unserved market from SMF. Between AS and HA, I can't think of many openings between decent-sized cities and Hawaii for WN to jump into. They can and should enter majority of monopolies that as has which are just making so much money and have plenty of demand. People keep...

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by tphuang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44285

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

While we are here discussing the E2 vs the C Series, I'm just hoping B6 will actually make an order. It's getting tiring at this point that they have no vision for the future besides rumors. If they are making an order for C series, then they are probably going to wait until at least Airbus-C Serie...

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by tphuang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44285

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

Also, why would B6 want a CS300 (which is sized between the E190 and A320) when they're looking for an E190 replacement? They need a plane of a similar size, it would be the CS100 not the 300. If B6 is not interested in the CS300, I believe that the E2-190/195 would be the best choice. The CS100 is...

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by tphuang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 4368

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

PDX … 83.3% … 6137.682192 … 1238.935588 … 172.3314562 SFO … 79.3% … 8791.205479 … 1267.27115 … 172.2186927 ANC … 76.7% … 4091.336986 … 1014.841237 … 163.5538657 These are the underperformers of all of AS main stations.... I wouldn't necessarily call PDX "underperforming", but the numbers ...

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by tphuang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19185

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Look like BOS-MSY is missing from the list. Also, BOS-AUS and BOS-RDU seem like disasters for DL. Here you go. BOSMSY NK 20252 33045 61.29% WN 1247 1400 89.07% B6 35824 43440 82.47% DL normally does okay on RDU. Q1 tend to make a lot of routes look really bad. Really good stuff. One thing I've neve...

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by tphuang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19185

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

The other thing is to look at their performance in FLL vs WN/NK. Now, I've taken out NYC/BOS/DCA flights from this, since they get much higher fares in them vs WN which is not necessarily reflected in LF. They are certainly pretty good at filling the cabin on most of these routes. It would be intere...

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by tphuang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19185

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

So I pieced together LF for Q1 of some of the larger markets out of BOS to see B6 performance there. Without fare data, it's hard to see how well they are doing vs competitors as a whole. But at least it gives good indication of if they are filling the planes. Based on their LF for CLT, ORD and RDU,...

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by tphuang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 57
Views: 7914

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

The LGA regional is noted everytime Short haul flying with slots tightly controlled by legacies. AA flies mainline to hubs and BOS...rjs elsewhere beyond a one off to Florida Which is why it's great for consumers when B6, WN or even NK is able to grab a slot at LGA or DCA. It's good for consumers w...

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by tphuang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19185

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

good to see you! where have you been? Thanks for providing. Seeing fare data will be very interesting once released for Q1 and for Q2, as the full Mint ramp-up is now complete (at least that publicly known). BOS-SEA is almost certainly the weakest Mint market. JFK-SEA, on the other hand, appears to ...

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by tphuang
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44927

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

United is seeing higher LF now I agree a higher LF doesn't necessarily mean higher fares but it does mean more passenger in our seats. One strategy that I believe could be paying off for UA is we have finally completely the rollout if economy basic in the domestic market and I believe last month UA...

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by tphuang
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44927

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

TP you're all over the place. Again, what you said was "it's funny to me that analysts keep thinking higher LF means higher fare prices or even higher yield." That was never said in the article. where is her data? Where did she get the idea that prices are going up? I don't know, you'll h...

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by tphuang
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44927

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Where does the article say that? how about the part where she said. “summer demand is currently strong, even as prices go up,” Becker said. Where is the evidence prices are going up? They are definitely not going up domestically. So, in other words, she did not say, as you stated, that "higher...

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by tphuang
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44927

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/06/15/is-united-airlines-finally-gaining-ground-nearing-midyear-its-shares-lead-the-airline-industry/#7c702d45674b UA/Kirby starting to bear fruit Strong demand, but the faster increase in regional flying is a little concerning as fuel costs rise, given the...

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by tphuang
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44927

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/06/15/is-united-airlines-finally-gaining-ground-nearing-midyear-its-shares-lead-the-airline-industry/#7c702d45674b UA/Kirby starting to bear fruit “We view United as a sleeping giant, working to reach [its] full potential,” Becker said. Becker said Kirby’s ...

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by tphuang
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24216

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Maybe it's luck, but AA clearly got the best partners in TPAC with the dominant airline in HK and Australia, the largest airline in Japan. The quality of those partners make up for lack of quantity. Star Alliance has both good quantity and quality. Skyteam has quantity, but aside from KE, there isn'...

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by tphuang
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19185

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

How is B6 doing SJC-BOS? I will include JFK. Here is load factor Jan to March. JFKSJC 2569.00 B6 19980 84.38 BOSSJC 2689.00 B6 18420 84.19 And this is from Q4 including fare numbers CityPair Distance Carrier Boarded AvgFare LF AvgAsm PRASM JFKSJC 2569 B6 21374 243.34 86.36% 210.14 0.0818 BOSSJC 268...

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by tphuang
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5898

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

I've looked up Q4 2017 yields for several routes where NK competes against B6 out of both MCO/FLL (BWI/EWR/PVD/BDL/BOS/SJU). I can tell you without a doubt that NK performs better out of MCO in all of them. And, the fare premium that B6 has over NK is greater out of FLL in all of them. And the diff...

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by tphuang
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19185

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I could see JetBlue doing well in STL especially for a JFK flight, as we currently don’t have one there nonstop. That could then lead to flights to Europe through codeshares. I have to wonder how they would do on JFK-MCI as well. No flights from JFK anymore, just LGA and EWR. Anyone have any update...

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by tphuang
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19185

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

A look at the March LFs First for the ATL market, since they entered JFK/FLL/MCO in Mar 8th. Also, keep in mind that B6 also got a push from Easter at end of this month vs that 1st week which other carriers probably had worse numbers. LGAATL AA 8808 10197 86.38% DL 130150 156430 83.20% WN 36660 3990...

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by tphuang
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24216

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Is this notion of HKG having the highest % of premium passengers an actual fact or just airliners.net lore? Where does this information come from? Delta is not in the markets that generate the premium traffic anyway. Yes they're in New York, but Cathay has 3-4 flights from JFK and 1 from EWR and ge...

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by tphuang
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5898

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Theres literally no cutbacks in FLL I dont know what people are talking about... literally they even added flights, LIM is daily year round starting November and other routes like SJU and PTY see increases. The fantasy that NK cant compete with B6 is purely an a-net one.. specially when B6 now also...

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by tphuang
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24216

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

At this point, I would be shocked if sin to nrt sticks around. The reality is you need strong Asian partners to make these flights to Tokyo and Hong Kong profitable. Skyteam simply don’t have them in the right location. If you are flying to business from New York or la to Tokyo or Hong Kong, you are...

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5898

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

The assumption among many down here was if Spirit began to pull down FLL they'd eventually move to MIA. O&D from the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area is much stronger than from the Orlando area to most of Latin America. But given AA's entrenchment in MIA, B6's superior reputation at FLL and WN seemin...

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5898

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

I do wonder if this means they are going to cut back internationally at fll. It’s hard to see an airline like nk split connection traffic two ways and make that work. Clear shift to top leisure market from major business market by nk imo. On the other hand, they have beaten b6 to the punch here at e...

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24216

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I don’t see how Osaka is going to work given that it’s another place with no skyteam presence. Outside of Korea, Asia is always going to be an uphill struggle for delta.

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6484

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

That is absolutely shocking. What the "H" has happened? Sorry I haven't been following the topic before. I think the loss of the AA code shares / interline really hurt them. Plus they had too much capacity on many routes. You could grab seats from JFK-BOM for $800 even one week away and e...

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19380

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

If this entire tariff thing keeps up, China will order many more a330neo

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18485

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

After having experienced the new A350 on ATL-ICN and DL/KE Terminal 2, it's the best place to connect inter-asia. Ed has done a wonderful job re-building up the KE relationship. As for China, I expect once they get their hands on LAX-PEK, it's also a matter of time until MSP gets one. How many othe...

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by tphuang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO New Service Announcement?
Replies: 25
Views: 3265

Re: MCO New Service Announcement?

Apologies if this has been posted already but I didn't see it. Any guesses on which airline they could be talking about. Since they mentioned domestic and international, I was thinking F9, or B6 but obviously it could be one of the legacies as well. NK just announced the GSO and AVL flights so I wo...

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 12353

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Apparently its NK: https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/spirit/114357-mco-major-annoucement.html Source told me we are gonna get Orlando -bogota, Medellin, GUA, augualdilla , San Salvador, and few others . Bogota and mde being overnights... I could see all of those but who knows . Good source but I d...

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 12353

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Perhaps Delta announces MCO as a hub? Wishful thinking but highly possible. CDG is a logical add abroad, DL is the likely culprit. Definitely wishful thinking. Delta is not looking to open new hubs and especially not in a LCC dominated airport like MCO. ATL is not far away and has a larger business...

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 12353

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Based on that article, I would think B6 with an outside shot for WN or NK. I don't see DL doing any meaningful domestic expansion. It would get loose a lot of money on non-hub/focus city routes. The only thing against B6 here is that their new terminal doesn't happen until 2020. So, this would be a ...

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by tphuang
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 12353

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

could be a general NK announcement given their refocus on leisure markets.

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by tphuang
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18485

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

I know OP says 777, but this would technically be doable with an A330-900 right? Great Circle Map has it at 6,248 mi which I think is within the range of the A339. Also, just my two cents, the HND slot should go to JFK once its available. Crazy town that DL has no flights to Asia from JFK on their ...

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by tphuang
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 626
Views: 51888

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Also, Alaska really needs to move PDX-MSP to mainline Boeing 737 service. I have relatives that live in the Minneapolis area, and in trying to book a flight there and back, Alaska's E175 flights are almost always full, with usually only first class seats left; even as far out as October!!! Alaska's...

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by tphuang
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25728

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

the crazy thing about that is that WN is not successful out of BOS to places outside of their fortress hubs. And they are not getting more gates. Seems like a bad strategy to me.

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