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by OzarkD9S
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4
Replies: 61
Views: 2925

Re: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4

That’s a long flight on a CR2. The more things change, the more UA stays the same. True that but for all the talk about how great the E-Jets are I took one from MIA to STL and I swear it felt like an eternity. There are limits to how much travel time one wants to spend on ANY RJ. But its a start...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 50
Views: 10156

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

DfwRevolution wrote:

SAS ordering the 737-600 signaled the end of the 717.


The same could be said for NW not ordering the 717.

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?
Replies: 51
Views: 5375

Re: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?

It might be JAL rather than AA to operate NRT-PHX, and I would bet on JAL doing NRT-PHL before AA but its anyone's guess if and when.

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12756

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

TWA772LR wrote:

MIA-HOU is very interesting.


I remember when Pan Am left IAH for HOU and HOU-MIA was operated, and TranStar used to operate that as well. Has it really been 27 years since anyone operated HOU-MIA?

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
Replies: 43
Views: 6476

Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

Note that B6 also flies to MEX from MCO, JFK, FLL and starting Oct from BOS. WN has discontinued the flight to YUL citing competition from AC and traffic is not sufficient. I agree that ultimately they may want to be in YYZ but it is a highly competitive market with AC and WN. They have a lot of un...

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
Replies: 43
Views: 6476

Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

zakuivcustom wrote:

As for why no Canada - IIRC operating in Canada is expensive (i.e. airport fees) and that has deterred the like of B6 or WN from operating within Canada.


BINGO!

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3429

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

Considering the fate of Ms. Earhart, probably not a comforting name for some people, although I'm sure most people applaud her spirit of adventure.

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?
Replies: 31
Views: 3906

Re: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?

8herveg wrote:

That's less than MAN!



Maybe MAN is where their future expansion should be. BA doesn't seem much interested.

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46861

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

I wish Boeing could have pulled this off with the 717, but...different times, different aircraft etc....bring back the mainline T-tails! But 5 abreast works for me.

Congrats to B6 and Airbus. Now how about some STL action?

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

dazwalsh wrote:

That thing looks awesome in the airbus house colours


Is it just me or do the house colors make it look more like a "real" Airbus and a lot less Bombardier?

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to Stavanger
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Northwest to Stavanger

NW route maps used to show "authorized" routes, which included a lot of Scandinavian cities. They never actually flew a lot of them, including SVG. I want to Bergen as well, but not sure. Sort of like BN routes maps shows way more routes across South America than were actually operated. H...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 386
Views: 36214

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

F9LASDEN wrote:
AirFiero wrote:

Wasn’t there an airline (Eastern?), many years ago, that had a red eye hub in Kansas City (I think) with very low fares and connections at like 4am? Would something like that work today, with an LCC?


It was Eastern, but the red-eye hub was IAH. EA had a proper hub at MCI for a few years.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5667

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

Southwest compared to Delta, AA, or UA in 2018 isn't even a comparable experience. Southwest offers a way better experience in every way. JetBlue comes the closest IMHO but still isn't southwest. Living in STL B6 isn't an option for me. I have two FF accounts: WN and DL. I have a DL AMEX Platinum c...

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12867

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

UpNAWAy wrote:

The only real danger in an evacuation is peoples own stupidity not seat pitch.


So you're willing to die because you're surrounded by stupid people?

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 3777

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

stl07 wrote:
STL



Indeed. I think we're the largest US market not connected to LHR at this point.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5293

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

So if the Deregulation Act was signed into law on October 24, 1978, didn't it become effective immediately thereafter meaning technically any carrier could fly anywhere in the US? Of course, practically speaking I guess most had a lag between the effective date and the date they could actually impl...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 153
Views: 18143

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

If STL can't get BA to LHR, EI to DUB would be the next best thing IMO. I agree, whole-heartedly. Plus the fact that EI has a number of connections to other parts of Europe, which certainly will be useful for those in STL. Interestingly, STL has had BA in the bag for years along with other major Eu...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airline crews still funny?
Replies: 39
Views: 4273

Re: Southwest Airline crews still funny?

I find it hit and miss these days. A few genuinely funny ones, some smarmy ones and most are friendly/professional and let their natural personalities shine through. I did experience one not too long ago on an MKE-STL flight my travelling companion and I nicknamed "Lady Vader" as she was s...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Visualization of Top 10 Intercontinental Gateway Airports to the US by 2017 Pax Counts
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

Re: A Visualization of Top 10 Intercontinental Gateway Airports to the US by 2017 Pax Counts

I would be interested to see where KEF comes out in the rankings. Smaller aircraft size but a large and growing number of US destinations.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4319

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

timf wrote:

C or D. Don't see a point to the curvy white section in A and B. Glad to see them emphasizing orange over blue since the current livery looks too much like Southwest.


My thoughts exactly on your choices. I'll give a slight edge to D over C.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES
Replies: 78
Views: 10088

Re: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES

DL JAX-MSP JAN 0.1>0.0 Surprised DL can't make JAX-MSP work at all apparently; they're the business carrier on both ends of the route, and in January there should be snowbird traffic.Anyone got PDEW data for JAX-MSP? Even JAX-DTW only rates a single daily CR9 in January, which seems very low. Meanw...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES
Replies: 78
Views: 10088

Re: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES

"Awesome to see AA increase these somewhat niche Caribbean markets though BON has been underserved for awhile especially from a frequency standpoint. At least it was daily or close to it in the SJU hub days. One minor complaint - its Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat... why not Sunday?" I for one would lik...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon May 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8333

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Interested to know what everyone thinks might have come from a merger between Pan Am and TWA, say around 1979 instead of National. For argument's sake, assume the government approved it. Would Pan Am have been able to leverage TWA's domestic route structure to become competitive against UA, AA, DL?...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed May 23, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9's Return to FAT
Replies: 47
Views: 4594

Re: F9's Return to FAT

The population of Palm Springs isn’t even in the top 100 list of largest populations in California. I would add SCK at over 300,000. FAT is over 500,000 Population has little to do with PSP, its a destination in and of itself the likes of which FAT and SCK will never be. Of course, as a an av-geek ...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon May 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 22837

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Oh good, so we're already off and running on the endless naming of random cities where Southwest can add service. Put me down for Peoria to Spokane. It would seem good practice to let them announce new routes and then comment, rather than speculate. It was a joke, but ironically that would have bee...

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by OzarkD9S
Sat May 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 76
Views: 15382

Folding 777 Wingtips

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/boei ... 48002.html

This was floated originally when the 777 was first being designed. A bit ahead of it's time.
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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/boei ... 48002.html

This was floated originally when the 777 was first being designed. A bit ahead of it's time.

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by OzarkD9S
Thu May 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8406

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

JetBlue May want to be at LHR if/when TATL operations start (Although LGW/STN is more likely at this time). Unless B6 is getting widebodies, I don't see them "wasting" LHR slots on 321's TATL. Their MINT product is a pretty big moneymaker so I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. Offering a ...

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by OzarkD9S
Thu May 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7511

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

Good, they need a new place to grow. And they'll beat WN to the punch if the want to beef up MCO-International. I don't think Southwest needs to look over its shoulder at JetBlue in Orlando. As of Feb 21, 2018, Southwest will offer up to 186 departures a day to 54 cities : That Orlando Sentinel art...

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by OzarkD9S
Thu May 17, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8406

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

User001 wrote:

JetBlue May want to be at LHR if/when TATL operations start (Although LGW/STN is more likely at this time).


Unless B6 is getting widebodies, I don't see them "wasting" LHR slots on 321's TATL.

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by OzarkD9S
Wed May 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ozark & the Boeing 727
Replies: 24
Views: 3278

Re: Ozark & the Boeing 727

OZ ordered 2 (or two were built). They never operated them, the planes were sold to Pan Am. And yes Boeing gave OZ a customer code-D4. You can see in your photo that the plane had already been sold to Pan Am and given its PA reg- N362PA. I wonder then why Eastern had that Z suffix :scratchchin: 438...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed May 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7511

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

Good, they need a new place to grow. And they'll beat WN to the punch if the want to beef up MCO-International.

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by OzarkD9S
Wed May 16, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4580

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Quick history question: Why did National build the Sundrome at JFK? They didnt fly to Europe and seemed to be limited to Florida. I know a terminal at JFK was the thing to do in the 60s, but this seems a bit much for a small airline with no intl presence from the airport. They did have a good deal ...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed May 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ozark & the Boeing 727
Replies: 24
Views: 3278

Re: Ozark & the Boeing 727

2 were ordered initially but OZ was coming off a mechanic's strike and needed some cash. They sold them to PA IIRC. They never flew for OZ. I remember reading an article in ATW shortly after the sale to PA. OZ really wanted those planes and saw them as a good machine to start ops to the Bahamas and ...

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by OzarkD9S
Sat May 12, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

Congrats FAT. So what would be the top 5 unserved markets that would be most viable to/from FAT?

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by OzarkD9S
Sat May 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9407

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Has MCI really failed as a hub? They have a pretty big WN operation, something that similar cities like IND and PIT would kill for. It has failed, yet it hasn't. Much like STL it failed as a legacy hub with Connection/Express feeding the big mainline banks. MCI and more so STL have succeeded as a W...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3081

Re: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?

Lorenzo did, in fact, intend to merge CO and EA but he wanted EA's labor costs in line (or close) to CO's. So for Lorenzo that was busting the unions, and for Charlie Bryan: Full Pay To The Last Day. Their conflict was a testosterone battle of "Who's Is Bigger" and the only people that los...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18240

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25

[quote="ScottB"]

the only party interested in slots will be WN.

Yup, and probably the best one to make LGB work. If all WN did was LGB-OAK/SJC/SMF/LAS/PHX that would eat up 10 slots and provide LGB with access to a good sized chunk of the WN system.

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 15593

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

No sense delaying the inevitable...give 'em all to WN. :lol:

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12976

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

INFINITI329 wrote:

I would like to see WN add 2x FLL at a minimum


After reading this thread for a while, I would be MOST surprised if most of these slots DIDN'T end up at FLL, with the international gateway they want to build there.

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity
Replies: 27
Views: 3739

Re: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity

I'm surprised this thread hasn't been hijacked into a DTW thread already. All kidding aside, UA has three hubs which should work from PVD and two of them have train competition. No surprise to me they're picking their battles elsewhere.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways
Replies: 36
Views: 3461

Re: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways

I don't know how necessary this is considering most airlines save NK, WN and B6 have much connecting traffic, and all the FLL carriers are already in consolidated terminals. What kind of traveler transverses through FLL and needs to go to every concourse (or has time) just so they can hit their favo...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 657
Views: 52811

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I know people have speculated before about WN partnering with a European LCC and using STL as a connecting hub. I was thinking would partnering with a Chinese/Asian LCC be feasible, hypothetically? I know the China Hub was discussed because of STL's ideal location for connections to South America. ...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8451

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

People on a.net have a hard time leaving emotions behind. AA cares about making money not legacies or traditions. Reality is NYC has become very competitive and crowded. It is in AAs best interests to cancel and reduce flights that lose money. Focus on other places that print money with those plane...

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 25
Views: 4474

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

I’d love to see American come in with a Delta move and take a large share. Or maybe go 24.5/24.5 with LA or IB? A JV with AA would help some of 4O’s floundering transborder routes, and allow AA to expand in Mexico. If LA got in on it, it would be huge for Mexico-SA travel. This opportunity does hav...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines London service before 1991
Replies: 31
Views: 6117

Re: American Airlines London service before 1991

The TWA routes that Carl Icahn sold in an effort to chop-off the airline were:: LHR JFK (TW701 / TW703 / TW705) LHR BOS (TW751) LHR ORD (TW771) LHR PHL (TW???) LHR IAD (TW???) LHR LAX (TW761) At that time, TWA did not serve good markets, such as LHR MIA and LHR SFO. It kept a timid LGW STL I don't ...

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11895

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

Folks, stranger things have happened. While I believe the probability of staying with airbus is quite high, I’d love for them to pick up 737’s on their next order. The 737-10MAX could make a lot of sense for them. Why...Just why? That would be like choosing a 65 year old woman with tons of plastic ...

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5589

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Interjet or Volaris in OW. If AS joins OW I could see HA join ST or Star. B6 to Star...maybe. Or OW to make AA a real player again at JFK. Icelandair in Star...maybe. HA would most likely join OW, because of JAL codeshare routes. AS also has a JL relationship IIRC. Which is why I said "if"...

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?

Well I would qualify to enter the Centurion lounge with my DL branded AMEX Platinum card. Haven't been able to check one out yet as my travels haven't taken me to one so far. Will it be located where the old smoking lounge was on the main level or upstairs?

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5589

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Interjet or Volaris in OW.

If AS joins OW I could see HA join ST or Star.

B6 to Star...maybe. Or OW to make AA a real player again at JFK.

Icelandair in Star...maybe.

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