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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat May 26, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

FYI: Nowhere in the post did I mentioned any one was trying to sell/smuggle aircraft parts to embargoed Iran. You might consider improving your English comprehension skills. You did mention Iran Aseman Airlines as "probably the last operator of regular 727 passenger service", didn't you? ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat May 26, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

I could be wrong, but I think Iran Aseman Airlines is probably the last operator of regular B727 passenger service. Their aircraft fly from Tehran Mehrabad and other Iranian cities domestic and international services. There are still a number of operators in Latin America and Africa who fly them in...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu May 24, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 66
Views: 3820

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

I recall hearing "Born in the USA" at IAD last time I flew there.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue May 22, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

It was originally a Soviet military transport plane to carry heavy materiel. After the Cold War, it entered civilian use as a charter plane for loads too big to go in a 747F

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sun May 20, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 21881

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Let's see if Detroit gets some love or will it be snubbed yet again. Detroit India would be a good market for them. A350 is the perfect plane for Detroit India and the only Delta market left with no competition from the ME3 yet. If anything (for this small, claimed-by-you-to-be-VFR market), the hig...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 11044

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Reading this post makes me question myself if some of you guys live on Mars The US Embassy in Jerusalem was opened on Monday and there has been a freaking civil war since then. This is malarkey. There have been violent protests (or riots, if you will) in the Gaza Strip. This is a semi-regular event...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed May 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

But they already have the DTW-AMS route locked up and from what everyone says here they can't seem to work DTW-LHR so why not put their best product on the route to attract new customers and see what happens Why add more seats when you can't fill the ones you already have? So here is my question if...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed May 16, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Just a thought but if Delta wanted to get better loads on it's flights and expand it's DTW-LHR capacity would they have not been better off putting the A350 on DTW-LHR rather than DTW-AMS You're assuming Delta wants to expand capacity on DTW-LHR. Delta, on the other hand, thinks DTW-AMS (connecting...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue May 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Just a thought but if Delta wanted to get better loads on it's flights and expand it's DTW-LHR capacity would they have not been better off putting the A350 on DTW-LHR rather than DTW-AMS You're assuming Delta wants to expand capacity on DTW-LHR. Delta, on the other hand, thinks DTW-AMS (connecting...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu May 10, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Good question but right now it is the only alternative for people who are price sensitive because it offers them an affordable option when traveling to Europe and their flight begins and ends at DTW not at some airport 200 miles to 300 miles away. Delta is not offering flights over Atlanta at half ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu May 10, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Sooo...just playing devils advocate here, if people shouldn’t connect in places like ATL then why should they accept connecting in KEF for TATL flights??? Good question but right now it is the only alternative for people who are price sensitive because it offers them an affordable option when trave...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu May 10, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

n2dru wrote:
There seems to be a lot of Atlanta disdain among DTW posters. Why?

Irrational emotional attachment to their airport, and a belief that the WCAA and Delta are conspiring to keep service in Atlanta and not Detroit for some reason.
In other words, fanboyism.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed May 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yes you are correct even making Detroit more convenient compared to that mad house called Atlanta. More convenient for the destinations served from Detroit, which are naturally fewer than the ones served from bigger Atlanta. However, the bigger hub offers more utility. Yes but if customers change t...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed May 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yes but there is a lot of connection possibilities that can be done over Detroit like I say all of the Northeast. I'm sure there is a lot of traffic that travels between LIT and BOS and NYC which Detroit is the most convenient connection [point not ATL. actually the best connection points for LIT a...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue May 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

There's no local or corporate market for LIT, it LITerally makes no sense to fly there from the Midwest unless it's ORD. Yes but there is a lot of connection possibilities that can be done over Detroit like I say all of the Northeast. I'm sure there is a lot of traffic that travels between LIT and ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue May 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
The highest SRQ peaks is Q1 at 125 PDEW. The weekend flight is bogus, it should be daily in Q1.

Do you seriously think they're equally distributed across the week?
....probably not.

And that's why it's a weekend flight.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue May 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

LIT has been an eyesore for a while, the market simply isn't there. Little Rock isn't the kind of place where I would want to go visit to be completely honest. I still think SRQ is on the way out because it seems like Delta's strategy with southern seasonal routes is to cut them and send them throu...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue May 08, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DL isn't getting rid of weekend-only seasonal DTW-SRQ. No way. Its loaded for next winter on Saturdays, varying between a 717 or A320 depending on the week. Its a popular leisure, second-home/vacaion property area, and snowbird retreat for people in the Midwest that love the gulf side of Florida. I...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue May 08, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Detroit is the only major market in the USA that is seeing little to no growth while the economy is growing by leaps and bounds in Southeastern Michigan. So why is service growing at every other airport in the country but not Detroit. Again I go back to the huge reduction in Asia capacity out of De...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sun May 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10919

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

If this is IAH they're going to, that puts the airport back in the 6-continent club. Thanks pretty exciting news in my opinion.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sun May 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I think Onejet is a great starting point for DET but in the long term think that an Allegiant like operation would be in the best interest of KDET. With all of the sports stadiums and concert venues now located in Detroit KDET is logistically logical of getting performers and teams to and from thes...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sun May 06, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

How about OneJet coming to DET (Detroit-City)? With their recent purchase of Ultimate Air Shuttle, if any carrier is ever able to restart services there (IF), they would seem the most likely to make it work. MDW, (Cleveland-Burke), CVG or LUK, NYC (somewhere), and a few other buisness destinations....

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri May 04, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Capacity doesn't matter passengers and aircraft movements are the rule of thumb in this business. What on god's green earth are you talking about? I sure hope you don't work in this business, because PROFIT is the singular rule of thumb in this business and all businesses. In the case of commercial...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed May 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 10849

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

SJC isn't what BA was hoping it to be and loads aren't great. BA is forced reduce 787 flying programme so the choice of SJC indicates that it is the poorest performing 787 route. Also, GDS doesn't display SJC as an alternative for San Francisco just like it does display Baltimore for Washington DC....

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed May 02, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7545

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Ryanair, a snowballs chance! Aer Lingus in the other hand..... MKE with a catchment population of around 1.5 - 2 million and no transatlantic service as yet, might be an opportunity for EI with an A321LR. However, I don't think it will be at the top of their shortlist of potential new North America...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It certainly is a problem maybe not in your eyes but it's lost revenue for the airport. I was just posting this there has been much more evidence if you have been following this thread I speak to people all the time and talked to my travel agent who books many people out of YQG and YYZ. For your in...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

For those of you who still have your head buried in the sand here is just more proof of the international leakage from DTW to ORD and YYZ it's real and it needs to be addressed by courting more low cost international service to Detroit. Here is a post from another thread by FCOTSTW . I would have g...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

For those of you who still have your head buried in the sand here is just more proof of the international leakage from DTW to ORD and YYZ it's real and it needs to be addressed by courting more low cost international service to Detroit. Here is a post from another thread by FCOTSTW . I would have g...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Does Jetblue need to add MCO? Spirit and Frontier offer ULCC service already. And there's Southwest seasonally. What would Jetblue bring that isn't already provided by the other carriers already on the route? They could be the ground where you pay a lower price than Delta but get more than Spirit. ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

This video is not only neat, but proves that leakage is a problem. Folks that they interviewed admitted to Toronto and Chicago. It's good to see some of that traffic being re attained. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1e6Samupso The existence of spill (what you call leakage) isn't a problem. It's a...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5034

Re: Big cities without any airport

In Israel, Haifa, Be'er Sheva, and Jerusalem all rely on TLV (yes, HFA technically exists, but its service is laughable). Gaza obviously no longer has an airport, and neither do any of the West Bank cities (the West Bank depends on TLV and, unlike the Israeli cities, don't have freeway or railway ac...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

The DL STR-ATL is because of Mercedes US headquarters in ATL, not the factory in Alabama, although the factory close by probably helps. BHM is way too small for flight to STR, they don't even have service to LAX, SFO, SEA, BOS, e.t.c No idea on the MUC-CLT route though STR-ATL predates MBUSA’s move...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7906

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Since they are well-positioned to serve secondary market to secondary market routes (ADL-EDI, for example), EK will be relevant for a looooooong time. QR probably will too.
Etihad, on the other hand, seems to be declining. I doubt they'll be a major player 10-20 yrs out.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10317

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

FRA is one of Europe's busiest airports, and its terminals are quite large and labyrinthine. I'd say it's pretty huge.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777-300 to OGG on 4/11
Replies: 12
Views: 3727

Re: UA 777-300 to OGG on 4/11

Amwest2United wrote:
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FriscoHeavy wrote:
Well, it would be lightly loaded.



Flight 1728 OGG-SFO, took off 3paxs shy of full 60C/303Y - holds 60/306... So not half or even 3/4 loaded - operated fine.

But not much in the way of fuel.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Constant forced redirect ads
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Constant forced redirect ads

Over the past month or so, I've been constantly redirected from a.net by obviously scamming ads. It's only happened to me sporadically on other sites, and even then only on data, but it's been happening here most of the time, wifi or data, rain or shine, day and night. My point is, it's a pain in th...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8035

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

How about a re-engined L-1011 with 5 RR Tay engines? We can call it the Lockheed 5-star. Or how about a 737 with just one GE90 for an engine, mounted in the tail? Or maybe we can bring back the 747SP with 3 GEnx engines? Or how about an A380 with 7 CFM LEAP engines, two of them in the tail and one ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8035

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

How about a re-engined L-1011 with 5 RR Tay engines? We can call it the Lockheed 5-star. Or how about a 737 with just one GE90 for an engine, mounted in the tail? Or maybe we can bring back the 747SP with 3 GEnx engines? Or how about an A380 with 7 CFM LEAP engines, two of them in the tail and one o...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

By the way MSP has way more international service than Detroit has. Huh? DTW blows MSP away in terms of international ASM. It's not even close. Delta serves more international destinations from MSP than it does from Detroit. And yet DTW has more international service which means... The WCAA isn't a...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8035

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

In the spirit of similar threads waxing on about the possibility of re-engined DC-10s, and 1011s. I have been wondering about the chances of the caravelle getting a new life?? Maybe the BAC-111?? You put a couple of GTFs on that thing maybe DL can start up a super hub out of MIA and really penetrat...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8035

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

There's a reason people complain about these threads: the answer has always been a resounding no. Reviving production of a frame that has fallen such a way behind modern developments is not, and shall never be, an efficient idea. Furthermore, re-engining is super expensive and complex, which is why ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

February statistics are out, total passengers -1.3% ytd. This should change since this month Frontier begins Islip and Austin, Spirit starts San Diego and Portland, Aeromexico starts Leon, and WOW starts Reykjavik. This summer vacation express is adding Freeport and Cozumel too. O&D is strong, ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The slot restrictions, O/D, etc etc etc do not relate to the specific point he made and I refuted. He said that the only hub smaller than DTW is SLC. I said that's false, because all those hubs are smaller. The fact that they are smaller because they're on the East Coast / Slot restrictions/ split-h...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Detroit is not even close to BOS and PHL has more carriers than Detroit has no to mention way more international service. PHX has 2 hub carriers with more flights passengers and destinations than Detroit does. Every airport on your list is higher than Detroit on the over all list as far a passenger...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Thank you for validating my point all the airports you list are ahead of Detroit by leaps and bounds as far as selection of flights and destinations served so yes Detroit is below where it should be according to your list. It's not leaps and bounds at all. Detroit has it better than Philly by raw n...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Here's a list with the populations of metro areas similar to SE Michigan: (I added ATL because they are the subject of your usual anti DL/Wayne County rants.) 9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5,789,700 10 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

And this is the kind of nonsense that keeps Detroit-London from being double daily when it could be sustainable . I wonder if anyone at Delta has crunched all the extra money spent on extra fuel burn routing passengers out of their way to make just so they can connect in Atlanta. I'm not sure if yo...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47628

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

where did you look at load factors? GRR-DTW and the return has always been packed every flight all day, every day since before I started with NW in 96. I'd be surprised if those people are gunning for ATL and what routes are making them do that? perhaps those routes are needed from DTW. Its a large...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13468

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

I wonder if the fly over rights will sometime become bilateral and flights from Europe to Riyadh could fly over Israeli airspace and short some of the distance. For example this flight from London to Riyadh fly quite a long detour to avoid Israel and Syria air space. https://preview.ibb.co/mNG6h7/C...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3187

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

They are now representing the employees of United Ground Express and McGee Air Services. The contracts are available online and are very unimpressive and the employees are locked into 10 year agreements with wages that don't keep up with most states' minimum wage plans over the life of the contract...

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