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by BenflysDTW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19282

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

I thought that MSP-HNL was served year round excluding September/October. MSP isn’t loaded for November/December either and it should be loaded soon for 2019...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19282

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

The 764 is loaded for all HNL flights to DTW, MSP, ATL. DTW has been reduced to x3 weekly, and ends shortly before Labor Day. Looks like it didn’t make the November/December schedule so I’m going to guess that the route won’t be coming back in 2020. November-April is prime time for HNL, and DTW didn...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 13464

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

On the wiki page it says that apple vacations serves CZM and Freeport, but that’s not true. As of now they only serve MBJ and PUJ, with Viva serving CUN once weekly. Sun Country does 1-2 charters a week mostly to GPT, with Swift doing another flight to ACY.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 13464

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Since B6 cut FLL, the Morning BOS flight now leaves out of D17 vs. D18 in the morning. (FLL used to leave out of 17 with BOS at 18). Viva has a RON on Saturday night and uses D18 for RON space. With Sunwing starting service next week, (x6 weekly) I will have to see if they’ve also will use D18 as RO...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 81
Views: 18524

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

LH is starting the A350 in March, so pwehals this will impact her visits?

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

They replaced some of them right by the terminal if your coming from 275, but the other signs should have been replaced. I saw a huge truck with like 20 signs on it...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ
Replies: 67
Views: 10376

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ

Where did the slot come from for MSP-MEX? It’s about time. It was going to come back. did they sacrifice a slot from ATL perhaps?

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE
Replies: 56
Views: 9014

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE

DTW-HNL cuts aren’t suprising. Prices are below $400 round trip for many dates. It’ll be like MSP where there isn’t service from Labor Day to November. We will see if this sticks, and my grant was wished for GDL!

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 8707

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

DEL is the #1 connecting destination from DTW on Wow. On LH, B6, and the others DEL isn’t quite as high, HYD, BOM are usually higher. So they are getting some feedback from DTW. Hopefully Wow’s finances stabilizes, as their reputation is also in question. Some people may not book tickets as they ma...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 8707

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

DEL is the #1 connecting destination from DTW on Wow. On LH, B6, and the others DEL isn’t quite as high, HYD, BOM are usually higher. So they are getting some feedback from DTW. Hopefully Wow’s finances stabilizes, as their reputation is also in question. Some people may not book tickets as they may...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I’m now seeing Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday flights to GRU starting Oct. 27th. Is there more demand on this route in the winter? It could become seasonal...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I found a flight to GRU on October 27th, the GRU cut seems to be a seasonal suspension at least as of now. My question is, does anyone know what they are doing with the aircraft? I thought that they would be healthy with GRU in the summer. If they do end up keeping it, it’ll be a good week for DTW. ...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/2/2018:AM Adds DTW-SLP;DL Cuts DTW-GRU;DY Adds BOS-FCO/MAD;F9 Changes;JJ Drops FOR-MCO;UA Drops PSP-ORD
Replies: 50
Views: 9629

Re: OAG Changes 12/2/2018:AM Adds DTW-SLP;DL Cuts DTW-GRU;DY Adds BOS-FCO/MAD;F9 Changes;JJ Drops FOR-MCO;UA Drops PSP-O

What I will say is why not DTW-GDL? DL could also do it, but a lot of these routes (besides maybe MEX) will almost defiantly be wiped out in the next recession. Although, all of AM’s DTW routes are performing.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/2/2018:AM Adds DTW-SLP;DL Cuts DTW-GRU;DY Adds BOS-FCO/MAD;F9 Changes;JJ Drops FOR-MCO;UA Drops PSP-ORD
Replies: 50
Views: 9629

Re: OAG Changes 12/2/2018:AM Adds DTW-SLP;DL Cuts DTW-GRU;DY Adds BOS-FCO/MAD;F9 Changes;JJ Drops FOR-MCO;UA Drops PSP-O

Looks like a lot of F9 cuts, I would expect routes like DEN-RDU to be daily, most routes that were daily are showing to be 3-5 weekly only. Take it with a grain of salt I guess, especially since August looks incomplete with even more cuts.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

If PDX continues to grow, AS may come back on it in a few years. But I'm really more concerned about the others, Frontier, United, JetBlue and especially Southwest. Southwest is literally letting NK take them over. WN serves a lot more destinations from MSP and a lot of markets similar in size to DT...

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It's great to see NK and DL expand here, but I'm concerned about UA, WN, B6, F9, and AS. WN is retreating, B6 couldn't manage a daytime flight to FLL like they did with BNA F9 can't have DEN return year-round, or add TPA or LAS. AS It would be cool if they would get back on PDX. UA is less than half...

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 43729

Re: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018

I think that we are forgetting an important question. Where are the planes going to come from? They are expanding across the board right now and I don't know if they add new stations left and right without a huge increase in their fleet.

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country in Atlanta?
Replies: 10
Views: 2073

Re: Sun Country in Atlanta?

SY does a lot of charters across th country. I’m sure you will see one there again soon.

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

WW is doing great for November. We had 179 pax go out this last Friday, out of 200 or 209. (A321neo has 9 more seats vs the A321.) I think it will defiantly work with daily service from May-October. WN is getting roasted by NK here. We should discuss potential DL A330neo routes. GRU + NGO are the be...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

There has been a few updates at the North terminal as well. NK took over Frontier at gate D16. They now have 5 gates at D11, 12, 14, 15, 16. F9 moves to gate D18 where American loses a gate. B6 still has D17. I am waiting for F9 to drop AUS as NK has more frequencies, is year-round and has brand rec...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Other than the possibility of KEF going daily, I doubt we will see anything besides EI in 2020. My energy is actually driven domestically and southward. GRU should climb back to at least 5 weekly.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

QRO and BJX have added a 4th weekly flight on Sunday’s beginning summer 2019.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I would welcome a QR addition. A lot of bags go on EK on the afternoon BOS flight (hence the A320.) unfortunately however the A320 is being downgauged in a couple weeks and the A320 won’t return. Anyways, there are some QR bags on B6 (10-15) usually. I don’t see QR coming soon though, hasn’t it been...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4261

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

CMH-SLC was teased as returning in April and is a resumption of a service which previously ran from 2005-2008, while I'm guessing DTW-SMF is new. Both begin June 17, 2018. CMH-SLC (319): https://news.delta.com/more-westward-options-columbus-ohio-customers-delta-s-new-salt-lake-city-service DTW-SMF ...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA
Replies: 72
Views: 12164

Re: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA

KLMatSJC wrote:
BenflysDTW wrote:
Glad to see DTW-SNA back up to one daily. 90+ percent load factors. Hoping to see SJC next.


SJC is starting on November 15.

Old news lol. It’s not daily though.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA
Replies: 72
Views: 12164

Re: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA

Glad to see DTW-SNA back up to one daily. 90+ percent load factors. Hoping to see SJC next.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 20547

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 123
Views: 19282

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: 123
Views: 19282

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 4751

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 18548

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: 38
Views: 3580

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: 4722

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: 6358

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: 6358

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: 6358

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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: 2342
Views: 150144

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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