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by BenflysDTW
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DL is going x2 daily on MD-90 to JAX, alongside NK’s A320. This is 450+ seats on peak day departures. Up from 76...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Wow air is actually pretty efficient, they wouldn’t have 90+ load factors to date if the passengers would consistently miss their connecting flights.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I actually want to see CAK come back, but it seems like that airport has seen reductions across the board besides NK. Was LSE served in the past? What type of market is on DTW-LSE?

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Why hasn’t ORH been filed yet?

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

HNL appears to be 4-5 weekly for the summer, with no service on days like tues or wed.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 19532

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

From DTW, there is zero feed to east Asia from FRA. It’s either FRA, Europe, ME, India, or Africa as final destinations.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I have to agree with klm617 on this. What DTW could need is VS back. I think that x3 flights a day on legacy carriers is overkill. Maybe down the road.

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I would be really dumbfounded if EI weren’t here by 2021. Unless they somehow manage to add PVD, BDL, ATL, BNA, PIT, CLE, CMH, CVG, IND, MKE (but they already serve ORD x2 tikes a day) MCI, STL and not DTW.

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It’s crazy what’s been going on with DTW-LHR 2014: DL goes up to two daily during the summer. 2015: Virgin takes over the second flight and has 4-5 flights for the winter 2015-2017 season; (on top of daily DL). 2017-2018: DL takes over the second flight, back to seasonal only. And only x3 extra week...

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9251

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/nor ... nd-hawaii/

This article says that HNL is the third largest market not served from DTW. What are the top two? ANC and SMF?
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http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/nor ... nd-hawaii/

This article says that HNL is the third largest market not served from DTW. What are the top two? ANC and SMF?

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9251

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

This service will likely be seasonal. Is it daily? And finally Delta is going x2 daily again on DTW-LHR for the summer.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

NK already does DTW-BWI.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?
Replies: 25
Views: 4489

Re: Why no Virgin Atlantic / SAS service to Canada?

YVR was served a few years ago, but I think that it only lasted a few months.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I’m still impressed by KL’s growth in 2 years, MSP, SLC, MIA, BOS and now LAS.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

This summer it actually went from 28 weekly to 27 so there is a bit of a reduction there already. That was just for one week this Summer, and it was offset by equipment change for that week. In aggregate, June-August 2018 DTWAMS capacity is up 17% when measured by seats compared to June-August 2017...

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17256

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

JFK, ATL and BOS in a span of 2 years.

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 36
Views: 2866

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

DL has already announced recently that JAX will be x2 daily. Starting in spring of 2019.

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”
Replies: 32
Views: 4276

Re: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”

I always wondered why they considered the terminal numbers as a violation “not travel.” Someone up there doesn’t have a life, and I’m dead serious.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5972

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

So, basically local governments don’t have enough authority to motivate the US3 to stay, despite incentives. I just really doubt that there isn’t demand for a smaller plane on key markets. About the picture above, the same could be said in a field of AA MD-80’s except that they are actually being re...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5972

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Ohhh yes. I’ve heard of it! But there still aren’t but any orders of it from the US3.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5972

Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

I have always questioned this over the last couple of years, and I will share some of my thoughts below. So, why is there not a replacement? At least in the US where the majority of them still fly? I know that they will still fly until 2025 or so. My thoughts are that the airline economics are chang...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Referring to klm617, I would say hubs such as United’s IAH hasn’t grown at all, the passenger numbers there are actually been negative over the last two years.

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The A321’s are everywhere. I love it. Can’t wait till the neo’s start coming. Even though we are losing some of the connection routes which I expect more over from all hubs as there isn’t a replacement for the 50 seaters. The A321 brings capacity and a premium product. Same goes for NK as more and m...

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EAS Routes
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: EAS Routes

I do think that there is a market for planes that are in the 25-50 seat range. But who would want 2 or more layovers? Not me. I really do believe that something must be done about the 30-50 seaters though, we can leave that to a separate thread.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 123
Views: 13926

Re: Whats next at IAH?

BOS, IAD, MCO, SFO?

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DTW can defiantly handle an ME3 carrier, but B6 is currently handling a lot of it. On the afternoon B6 run 80-100+ bags will go onto TK, EK, QR if the flight is near or at full, which is 150 seats. Not including the 10-20 bags seen on FLL-DXB. (That’s a long day in FLL by the way.) DTW can handle a ...

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10628

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

EI has 8 A321’s on order, which means about 3 additional NA routes can be added through 2020. So if airports like PIT, DTW or another city doesn’t get a flight this time the wait won’t be too long. If the smaller flights prove successful then they may add even more planes. I wonder what effect this ...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I just worked on the afternoon B6 A320 BOS flight, and it was very full. But what I really want to share is the fact that almost no one went for BOS, about 85-90% of the bags were connectors onto EK/TK/QR. Most bags went onto to EK, with TK being somewhat of a close second. I don’t recall how many w...

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

There are more on BOS, but still are on FLL.

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It’s a seasonal downgrade I believe. From October-April or so. It’s still an A320 until late October/beginning of November. Also the mid-morning BOS departure on saturdays is being cut for the winter.

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

There is a good amount of feed on EK FLL-DXB.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The FLL flight isn’t doing bad actually, the connections from EK help and there are normally 120+ bags. Last night there were 140 or so.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10735

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

Not even two flights to BWI from DTW? WN is really weak here in the D. Glad we’ve got MCO back, but a once weekly seasonal flight isn’t really anything special.

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Didn’t NK used to serve PHX in the past? I think that it’s a big hole on the west coast considering that they serve LAS, DEN, OAK, SAN, SEA and LAX. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a 2019 addition.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So F9 has control of one gate that only get's used for the B6 RON and their 2 flights all day ?[/quote] Yes. However, if an F9 flight is delayed and there already is an F9 plane at gate D16, they will use gate D17. Even if a B6 plane is already there, the delayed F9 plane will stand and wait. F9 is ...

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

NK also does not own D8 it is a common use gate while D17 is for B6.
I can’t wait for the expansion, every gate is full every night.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Incorrect. I work at the North terminal and NK has their plates on D11, D12, D14 and D15. JetBlue does not go out of D15, they have there own controlled gate which is gate D17. Since there are two JetBlue RON’s, Frontier’s D16 is used for the BOS E190.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I believe it is D11, D12, D14 and D15.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

If NK really wants to expand at DTW they will need more gates. They currently only control 4 of them.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 4595

Re: United international route announcement

I thought that UA was going to announce a new TATL from DEN?

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
At this point, DL is ending DTW-YVR service after 2018 and will not continue into 2019. Now that DL and WS are in a JV it's unlikely that they'll add it. Unless they give WS to YVR.

Unfortunate, but WS has yet to fly to SEA, MSP, SLC or ATL... they don’t fly to the legacy hubs...
Yet.

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 596
Views: 55286

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

PDX-RDU also seems like a good candidate, DL stated earlier that they weren’t interested in that route and instead said that they would put more frequencies on SLC/SEA. You're off a bit on this one.... Joe Esposito, Delta's senior vice president for network planning attended a July 2018 meeting wit...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG/STS
Replies: 85
Views: 11360

Re: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG

AY HEL-LAX is big news, it should have been in the title, but that is crazy enough. Great work like always enilria!

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

klm617 There aren’t any real connection options to FRA upon arrival in KEF. Currently CDG, LGW, STN, SXF, BRU, DUB,and TFS are the options. I haven’t seen anyone go to TFS yet. For FRA by the way, it leaves shortly after the DTW arrival, meaning that there isn’t enough connecting time. That should c...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1879
Views: 108112

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Here is a sample of 106 bags from WOW last night. Please note:
This does not include items like strollers or carry-ons. Only checked baggage. Also, this is not a 100% sample, there were some more bags.

KEF 41
AMS 11
LGW 10
DUB 10
CDG 9
SXF 8
STN 8
CPH 5
BRU 4

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 596
Views: 55286

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

PDX-RDU also seems like a good candidate, DL stated earlier that they weren’t interested in that route and instead said that they would put more frequencies on SLC/SEA.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10814

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Exactly. I would be happier if DL added BGR back, I thought that the route was doing good back then. Also ROA and CRW are better candidates IMO.

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 304
Views: 31470

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

This proves once again the increased importance of the PHL hub over JFK.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14829

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

MSP-LAN down to one daily as well wouldn’t be surprised to see this gone as well by 2019.

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