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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 20
Views: 3846

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Sorry if this is off-topic but why is DTW-AMS such a popular route? I didn't think DTW was a particularly big port of entry. Lots of automotive professionals flying it? The venture between KLM and Northwest was one of the first successful transoceanic joint ventures. Much of the capacity on that ro...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The water crisis in Cape Town
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: The water crisis in Cape Town

The rich white people haven’t written the rules in South Africa for over 20 years, it’s the corrupt and incompetent ANC who write the rules today. This has happened on there watch with there people running the show. Oh for the good ole days, eh, Kiwirob? Frankly I don’t care, they can all die of th...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 231
Views: 23656

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

I would imagine that being the only A338 customer makes the resale opportunities incredibly difficult and increases the cost for the lessor. I am surprised that the A338 left the factory in the first place, and it looks like it's going to be a waste of money for Airbus at this point. I wonder who wi...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway extension projects around the world
Replies: 26
Views: 4240

Re: Runway extension projects around the world

SLC is currently seeking utility design bids to extend 16R/34L to 15,000 feet planned for 2030

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by jubguy3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The water crisis in Cape Town
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: The water crisis in Cape Town

This article suggests the problem is beyond Cape Town, part of a broader drought in the region, urbanization, stolen water access, pollution and other factors: https://thewaterproject.org/water-crisis/water-in-crisis-south-africa If you listen to my South African mate it's also caused by corruption...

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by jubguy3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 85
Views: 13661

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Will they be joining oneworld?

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by jubguy3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 48
Views: 5349

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. Or is it only this service?

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by jubguy3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 81
Views: 14267

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

The white tail looks really bad.

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by jubguy3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 75
Views: 8577

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

sixtyseven wrote:
Let’s keep politics out of it because I think he’s an incompetent fool. Trudeau that is.

Lets focus on the matter at hand. Teal.

Lmfao


Asks to not bring politics into it... immediately brings politics into it.

We were talking about how cute Trudeau is :-)

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by jubguy3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 41
Views: 9573

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

dbo861 wrote:
Any idea when this year? The article says they were originally scheduled to start in April 2018, but that’s right around the corner. Regardless, this is great news!


The two timeframes I have seen are August and November

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by jubguy3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 50
Views: 11992

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

Wow, if this is true, it has not been a good few weeks for aviation. There were 4 deaths in commerical aviation in 2017... we already had a plane in Russia crash with 71 people on board die, and now another 60-100 may possibly be dead in Iran

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by jubguy3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 21765

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

AI's recently announced Amritsar-Birmingham BHX service is a true point to point route.

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by jubguy3
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential members for Skyteam
Replies: 15
Views: 2480

Re: Potential members for Skyteam

Westjet has been rumored to seek SkyTeam status by 2020. Other potential members: Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic I wouldn't count on WS, their CEO is very anti-alliance. I think it's only a matter of time before 9W joins, they stand to gain the most. That is changing. They are entering a joint ventur...

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by jubguy3
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential members for Skyteam
Replies: 15
Views: 2480

Re: Potential members for Skyteam

Westjet has been rumored to seek SkyTeam status by 2020.

Other potential members: Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic

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by jubguy3
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 66
Views: 12898

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Does AS mix their two premerger fleets? For example, if I was on a route that was AS only premerger, would I be able to fly on an A32X? Or do they only use repainted aircraft on these routes? Do the A32X stay within VX routes?

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by jubguy3
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 77
Views: 10351

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

LAXintl wrote:
Forget the payload, the 777 more importantly is tire speed limited at DEN. Thats why UA never could launch NRT with the 777 and its short attempt at seasonal DEN-LHR was also restricted.


Does the 777 have a relatively low tire speed limit?

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by jubguy3
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11606

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

"Mom, how bad was I as a kid?" "Here honey, read this news article."

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by jubguy3
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much profit do airlines make out of your $355 ticket
Replies: 12
Views: 3864

Re: How much profit do airlines make out of your $355 ticket

I would love if JetBlue used their profits to solve operational problems. Their on time ratings are continue to slip and slip.

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23836

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Why would a huge A330 customer like DL order 787s - an aircraft they've gone well out of their way to avoid operating - to replace their older A330s when they still have 25 more on the way? Well out of their way? They cancelled an order that Northwest paid way too much money for that had to be defe...

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC
Replies: 68
Views: 13009

Re: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC

AUS would welcome PAL with open arms, but I'm not exactly sure how big the Austin metropolis area would support the flight. It would definitely need good connection to the rest of Asia to serve as a one-stop hop. I can't handle a.net anymore. AUS-MNL. What's next, BOI-BKK? Thinking Boise, Idaho is ...

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23836

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

evank516 wrote:
I swear I'm not as dumb as I look, but what is MOM?


Middle of Market

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 56
Views: 5599

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail

seabosdca wrote:
If NMA as currently imagined sees the light of day, the oval fuselage will be quite striking and prevent any chance of it being "cookie cutter."


Everything I've seen seems to indicate that it was going to have a "hamster pouch" fuselage like the 737 engine nacelles

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23836

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

As for a replacement for the 21 767-400ERs and 21 PMNW A330-300s, I'd look to the 787-10. Why would a huge A330 customer like DL order 787s - an aircraft they've gone well out of their way to avoid operating - to replace their older A330s when they still have 25 more on the way? Well out of their w...

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 56
Views: 5599

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail

Yes, because Boeing's primary concern is to make a throwback aircraft.

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23836

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Why would Boeing give DL that luxury when they've dissed Boeing for many airplanes in the past? The rest of DLs recent Airbus aircraft choices have been mostly because of the great deals Airbus has been giving them, and the product and schedule they were delivering... the A330neos were supposedly s...

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26215

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I predict a strategy similar to what we are seeing in their TATL hubs: traffic is either fed through Amsterdam or Paris from a large variety of airports in the US through their joint ventures. Additionally, they have three transatlantic hubs that feed smaller markets within Europe (like Stuttgart) o...

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26215

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

My initial post was about SLC... would it be feasible?

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

YYC-SLC operates Daily on an E175, is this a candidate for replacement? I may fly that route again someday, so the interest is purely selfish... :) Mark Possibly, but Delta has said that the bases for the CS100 are going to be NYC and LAX . The competitive advantage gained by using fuel efficient C...

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by jubguy3
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

YYC-SLC operates Daily on an E175, is this a candidate for replacement? I may fly that route again someday, so the interest is purely selfish... :) Mark Possibly, but Delta has said that the bases for the CS100 are going to be NYC and LAX. The competitive advantage gained by using fuel efficient CS...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23836

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

DL realized that the 787 wasn't the right aircraft at the right time for them. Which honestly is a little surprising, with all the p2p TATL flying they do. It just seems the 787-8 would have been a perfect replacement for the 767's they had on those routes. The order they had must not have been a g...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23836

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

AS a huge user of 767 Delta and the world has been waiting too long for the 797. Boeing has been too worried about the "Emiratization" of the world's airplanes beling able to fly 8,000 miles. No one bothered to ask about the 5,000 mile market. The 787-9 and 777-9 fly up to 9,000 miles and...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23836

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

I thought I read that UA and SW will be the launch customers; and more articles pointed to UA. Guess DL realized they missed the boat on the 787 and figure they better not be left all alone again. They missed the boat the same way AA is presumably going to "miss the boat" on the A350 when...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%
Replies: 31
Views: 3844

Re: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%

This is proof that the 787-10 will be good to Emirates. I am still surprised they have stuck with such large aircraft for so long considering they have a lower load factor. Reducing size on some routes should help increase load factor.

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

The C-Series is mostly a 1:1 replacement for the existing MD-80 aircraft and possibly the MD-90 if Delta exercises it's options. They exist in the Delta fleet as the smallest mainline aircraft flown B712 is the smallest, and the 737-700 and A319 are also smaller Technically they may be smaller, but...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26215

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

The same can be said for MSP in regards to Seattle and Detroit. I don't think MSP will get ICN service first, precisely because: Delta doesn't want to tamper with their Haneda slots, and MSP-ICN/MSP-HND would be too much capacity. I would imagine MSP-ICN being a profitable and sensible route... if ...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

So with all these E-Jets transferring to the main hubs what is the chance routes like SLC-GTF-SLC will see E175 service by 2020? GTF-MSP was upgraded to an a319 during the summers so perhaps this route would be upgraded as well? I would say it's likely, DL and the SLC airport management have been t...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

JFK31R wrote:
Perhaps a stupid question, but Delta does plan on using the C-Series as a mainline aircraft, or will they be farmed out to Endeavor and the others?


They will be mainline aircraft. They are too large for the scope clauses that regional carriers have.

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 225
Views: 19055

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I've heard consistently that WN plans to dramatically expand DEN - I think this still has to wait until the new gates are in, but it is worth watching and seeing what happens. I really think DEN is going to reach an overcapacity collapse. It does have very strong O/D numbers and is optimally placed...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 225
Views: 19055

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

If there is one airline that could actually use more gates at AUS, that would be WN. I'm sure if they had more, they'd launch more routes. As it stands, do they have gate space to add flights in retaliation to DL or F9? They are making a big deal about being the largest carrier at SAN, so I could s...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 5848

Re: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?

You do? I saw it in other threads regarding the future of AA, and the possibility of them ordering the 777X. Appreciate the clarification. So, to be clear, you don’t “know,” as you represented. You read what others wrote so, ergo, you know. So what better way to “know” than to post a question? Not ...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

The C-Series is mostly a 1:1 replacement for the existing MD-80 aircraft and possibly the MD-90 if Delta exercises it's options. They exist in the Delta fleet as the smallest mainline aircraft flown B712 is the smallest, and the 737-700 and A319 are also smaller That was a mistake on my part :) I w...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

MD-88s are to be consolidated to ATL by late 2018. As the fleet starts to be drawn-down and centralize to ATL, the average stage length will continue to decrease. They will likely be regulated to short haul ATL flying where they still incur 5-6 cycles to day but shorter and shorter stage lengths. N...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5079

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

Another day, another rumor. This is what A.net has become. You have been right about the provincialism elsewhere... but Aer Lingus themselves said that they were considering using the additional A330 to either open Denver or keep as a tech backup for their fleet that has until now been stretched th...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26215

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

What are the chances DL brings back ATL-TLV and resumes flights to India (from anywhere)? I would imagine that an upcoming venture with Jet Airways is the kind of strategic investment DL can use to capture USA - India traffic for those wanting a lower cost option. I don't think there is much of a m...

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by jubguy3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

Any idea where the A330-900neo bases will be? ATL? JFK? SEA? Presumably where existing 330 bases are already, so SEA, NYC, DTW, and ATL will be initial bases. They will also be replacing 763ERs slowly if I understand correctly, so SLC and MSP may also be 33N bases. Obviously 25 aircraft aren't goin...

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by jubguy3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 5848

Re: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?

This is a difficult question to identify because it's not something Delta identifies. Everything you're going to see here is going to be pure speculation. But I'd say it's likely routes in and out of other SkyTeam hubs like AMS, CDG, most or all transpacific routes, routes to Australia, and routes t...

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by jubguy3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11830

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

The initial bases will be LGA and LAX, with additional bases being added in existing MD-80/90 bases. Does anyone have a comprehensive overview of DL's MD80/90 bases?

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by jubguy3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 18874

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Just from my observation, I’d be scratching my head as to why DL is putting an awfully nice SkyClub into AUS if it were to remain a mere spoke (with only flights to other hubs/focus cities). They continuously tout themselves as becoming the airline of choice of young professionals, which would make...

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by jubguy3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 18874

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

IMO, the best thing to do would be to simply start building satellite concourses to the south with an automated people mover (a la ATL or CVG). Of course, that may require the relocation of the infrastructure in the middle (i.e the air traffic control tower), depending on how many are built. As far...

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by jubguy3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5490

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

I've been to SLC a few times and I always thought it had a great location for a hub. Would be interesting to compare DL's position in Utah vs United's in Colorado in terms of connections especially now when SLC is expanding. The current terminal is just horrible. Good news - SLC is well underway bu...

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