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by SumChristianus
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44948

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

We have heard AA/DL talking about making cuts with the high fuel prices. AA has done that in ORD already based on the latest OAG. Kirby has been pretty adamant about continuing his growth plan. I personally think he needs to pick and choose where to do it at. ORD and IAH seem to be like good places...

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by SumChristianus
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 24
Views: 5251

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

How about they hire Smisek to take over and "streamline" management? :smile: Dear Management and Support Staff Team Members, That letter was confusing, so Isom/Parker are staying but middle management is threatened? Any relation to the PSA problems occurring right now? They could merge PSA...

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by SumChristianus
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4635

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

a pilot shortage at QX (Horizon) that is still a lingering problem (or is it?) There is no pilot shortage at Horizon. There was an internal employee meeting where Horizon management verified that they've had no problem attracting candidates and upcoming classes are full. And, by the way, Horizon no...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? NWA moves MEM hub to BNA: 1990s-2000s?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: What if? NWA moves MEM hub to BNA: 1990s-2000s?

Yes there are. What if questions can’t be answered. Again sorry, I just mean to have a discussion on the possibilities and effects such an alternate course would have on other carriers and if such a hypothetical situation "could" realistically have happened. I've started a lot of these ye...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4635

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

AS/QX/VX major station load factors (excludes OO) (all routes from station)(all of 2017) ORIGIN Load Factor PDEW (Segment not O/D) Stage Length Block Time (Min) JFK … 87.1% … 1677.906849 … 2355.5 … 369.8536167 LAX … 86.1% … 8290.841096 … 1456.852868 … 196.1801562 SEA … 85.1% … 23050.01644 … 1327.200...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4635

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

- An east coast focus city isn't going to happen. The only option that I could see would be JFK because of their lounge their, and that they have terminal 7 almost all to themselves.- I'm probably one of the only few people that would actually like an AS/B6 merger. Although, it would create some pr...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4635

Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

With the VX merger still in digestion stage, a pilot shortage at QX (Horizon) that is still a lingering problem (or is it?), and the ever-present "war" with DL at SEA, what news/thoughts/analysis do you have about the AS network. Current moves of note: The SFO expansion has been mixed, wit...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1146
Views: 68826

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Gotcha MidwestIndy, my bad. So, someone posted a rumor that UA is flying more to CLE than they otherwise would due to the MX facility. It’s a rumor so who knows if it’s really true but I really wonder how these flights do from a profitability standpoint given that they compete against Spirit, Front...

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by SumChristianus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? NWA moves MEM hub to BNA: 1990s-2000s?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: What if? NWA moves MEM hub to BNA: 1990s-2000s?

I know that a BNA/ATL would have been just as bad as MEM/ATL for a merged DL/NW , but what if NWA moved their MEM to BNA back in the 1990s or 2000s after AA shuttered their hub there? I know it has a large WN presence now, but could NWA have made a fortress hub with better O/D than MEM if it moved ...

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by SumChristianus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1074
Views: 62041

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Looking at FSDan's incredible work: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396835&p=20489351#p20489111 I came up with the following numbers for DL at DTW using his data. (July on a Thursday each year I believe) 2012: 533 dep, 50,085 seats, 94 seats/dep 2014: 489 dep, 45,333 seat...

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by SumChristianus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44948

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

It looks like UA has more cuts for the fall/winter, IAD-PWM once scheduled for 1x 73H, 1x319, 1x CR7, 1x ERJ, is now 2x CR7, 2x ERJ in October/November. In December its down to 2x ERJ, DEN-ABQ is down to only 1x daily mainline from up to three previously. Some weirdly bunched flight times as well. O...

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by SumChristianus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

At 65-70 million PAX a year, DAL would be pretty packed by now that a new airport would've been proposed to relieve it, or perhaps the airport renovated ala ATL/LHR to be able to handle such traffic most efficiently. It serves a good niche as a hub/focus city for Southwest, for people who don't wan...

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1074
Views: 62041

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Too many squatters on this thread. At least three too many squatters - the ones who keep showing up, spouting the same old DTW-is-the-center-of-the-universe, DTW-is-a-better-airport-for-a-flight-to-xxx line - without facts, of course. I actually have a theory, most Indians who lost jobs in Detroit ...

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44948

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://hub.united.com/united-reports-m ... 73479.html
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The two quotes were from the article the bottom section was my thoughts from the UA numbers quoted by the article: https://hub.united.com/united-reports-m ... 73479.html

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

A combined AUS-SAT airport would surely have more international flights and be a major hub. The idea has been floated around in the past. Problem is, the two metro areas are just a tad too far apart from each other. Put them 30 miles apart like Dallas and Fort Worth and you have something, 60 miles...

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

deltaffindfw wrote:
AFW is not a passenger airport - it's a privately owned cargo airport. FTW was the equivalent to DAL.

Sorry, FTW then, not AFW
Never been to the Dallas area

Was this topic too crazy?

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? RJs to Infinity......
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: What if? RJs to Infinity......

RJ shuttle between LHR and JFK departing every 10 minutes? Assuming manufacturers will make longer range RJs if airlines want ti use them this way I think the overuse of RJs was contributed to by bad accounting at CO. Placing regional cost burdens upon mainline improved regional flying's numbers, m...

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44948

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/06/15/is-united-airlines-finally-gaining-ground-nearing-midyear-its-shares-lead-the-airline-industry/#7c702d45674b UA/Kirby starting to bear fruit “We view United as a sleeping giant, working to reach [its] full potential,” Becker said. Becker said Kirby’s s...

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

Sorry, just how would it have turned out to the present, would AA/DL be able to each have a hub in the metroplex? Would WN serve both airports? Would UA for instance fly to both AFW and DAL from its hubs if there were no DFW to serve?

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? RJs to Infinity......
Replies: 5
Views: 380

What if? RJs to Infinity......

UA has gotten the most heat recently for overusing RJs (especially 50 seat or less), but in the 2000-2010 era, most of the US aviation industry was headed in the regional jet direction. What would be the peak/maximum use of regional jets? I mean if UA continued down the path of a shrinking mainline ...

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by SumChristianus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 967

What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

What if DFW was never built? I know Dallas has kept their airport DAL but what if Dallas and Fort Worth kept separate airports open like the Austin/San Antonio region currently has AUS/SAT? What would be the impact on the network reach from the split airports over the almost 50 years since the build...

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by SumChristianus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New Airline management simulation online game
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: New Airline management simulation online game

Thanks for doing this, I guess you've found a way to do QSI. Realism already sounds great.

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by SumChristianus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? NWA moves MEM hub to BNA: 1990s-2000s?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

What if? NWA moves MEM hub to BNA: 1990s-2000s?

I know that a BNA/ATL would have been just as bad as MEM/ATL for a merged DL/NW , but what if NWA moved their MEM to BNA back in the 1990s or 2000s after AA shuttered their hub there? I know it has a large WN presence now, but could NWA have made a fortress hub with better O/D than MEM if it moved M...

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by SumChristianus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New Airline management simulation online game
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: New Airline management simulation online game

Thank you for doing this, looks and sounds great?
So can you input actual O/D demand and yields and choose routes?

Amazed at the "connection" map!

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by SumChristianus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24300

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Evil subsidized CX's fault... :lol: I would say I'm surprised but after having given up so many other Asian destinations, HKG with its pitiful 2x a week schedule a few years back and crazy fare sales, is probably a waste of a plane. Guess thats the plane (777) that will now operate MSP-ICN? Still th...

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by SumChristianus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3433

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

MKE-SEA went from 2x daily E75 (1 AS, 1 DL) to 1x AS 739, 1x DL A319 this summer. WN served this in the past, so on a long term basis its not up thaaaat much, but I thought I was an interesting one. LAX-SEA has gone from a start of 2x ERJ for DL in 2007 to 8x daily 73H or similiar while UA correspon...

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by SumChristianus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 12353

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Apparently its NK: https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/spirit/114357-mco-major-annoucement.html Source told me we are gonna get Orlando -bogota, Medellin, GUA, augualdilla , San Salvador, and few others . Bogota and mde being overnights... I could see all of those but who knows . Good source but I do...

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by SumChristianus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18495

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Interesting that they didn't give a launch date....

Is it doing as well as the MEM hub was in ~2011?....

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by SumChristianus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The long term sustainability of aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 1515

Re: The long term sustainability of aviation

I don't think electric will ever work for anything 20+ seats The future (long term....!) is fusion power, like the compact reactor which Lockheed has been working on (mentioned in Aviation Week a few years ago) Would be hard to persuade travelers to take that up though..... Aviation also uses only a...

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by SumChristianus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9409

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

Will never happen.... Iffffff it did......SMF would see reductions on "current" intra-state routes, AS would have to decide which state it wants to be the "go-to" airline in...…,WN will add frequencies to the new state capital(s). I'm not sure what to say on how the state would d...

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by SumChristianus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 12353

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

could be a general NK announcement given their refocus on leisure markets. I don't think so. The release was carefully worded to include "service abroad". We will have to see what pans out but I don't believe that this is NK. Thoughts: in order of likelihood BA/VS to LHR, a target for MCO...

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by SumChristianus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8651

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

Great Circle Mapper last week featured UA's longest regional jet routes. http://www.gcmap.com/featured/20180607 The longest currently for UA is SFO-MSN (not ORD-FAT) in a E175. SFO-MSN is 1,772 mi. For a second there I was thinking UA was flying IAH-EWR on a regional jet. :lol: Then I realized I wa...

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by SumChristianus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18495

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

The DL NRT > SEA/HND/ICN moves are reminiscent of DL's move from a FRA European hub to a JFK/AMS/CDG network.
ICN is analogous to AMS/CDG
SEA to JFK as a long-haul gateway in the US
NRT to FRA as a legacy fifth freedom hub.

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by SumChristianus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18495

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017. They won’t do that unless they can convince regulators to move it to another hub. The slot is too important... SEA? Adding ICN with lots of beyond connectivity on KE can only further weake...

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by SumChristianus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18495

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Are there any free 777s? This was all but guaranteed and improves Asian connections from cities the upper Midwest/Great Plains not served by SEA and west of DTW.

MSP-HND supports eastern US/MSP to HND (endpoint) (like MSP-LHR)
MSP-ICN supports connections on both ends (like MSP-AMS/CDG)

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by SumChristianus
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10149

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

So it appears NK is keeping ORD pretty much steady. Do you all think that’ll continue, especially with NK being one of the main players in the ORD expansion, or do you see ORD eventually going the way of DFW? One thing that rarely gets discussed on A.net is how FAA has effectively rolled out slots ...

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by SumChristianus
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4318

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

BOI-ATL I could see, eventually...but BOI probably has too little east coast demand. A single daily flight to NYC, BWI/DC, etc. would only work for a small segment of potential passengers on that route; the rest would connect, making a BOI-JFK unviable.

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by SumChristianus
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1146
Views: 68826

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I've been quite surprised at stimulation for IND-CDG. From friends I know about 18 seats were taken up this summer on the flight. I know this is anecdotal, but CDG/France/Europe demand has been stimulated from what I can see. Quite surprised actually, as I think some of this was new demand that woul...

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by SumChristianus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12652

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

Looks like SIN-ICN-LAX will be axed First class bookings not available from 1 Dec 18 https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1004201255353311232?s=21 Room now for AA or DL on ICN-LAX? CAPA (Centre for Aviation) thought ORD would be next, with IAH a longshot: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/r...

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by SumChristianus
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cutting one of two AUH-JFK-AUH flights
Replies: 21
Views: 4634

Re: Etihad cutting one of two AUH-JFK-AUH flights

Checking Google Flights, the change looks real, the second flight ends September 30th (ex AUH)

Wonder where EY will put the 2 A380s from its second daily flight?

Morning departure ~10am from AUH remains, on A380.

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by SumChristianus
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1146
Views: 68826

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Where does the A321 come from though, AUS? It seems orphaned with those times.

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by SumChristianus
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1146
Views: 68826

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Nice numbers, where did you get that new PDEW data? The DTW thread had some new international numbers to, so has a new source opened up?
Again amazing how small YYZ is (37 PDEW for 150 SDEW) Have no idea how they fill that!!!

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo resumes twice-weekly flights to Shanghai starting from May 31
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Air Koryo resumes twice-weekly flights to Shanghai starting from May 31

I wonder if Kim would mind EK setting up a transpacific hub in FNJ..... :smile: I bet there would be space... This won't show up in OAG or any flight search, right? How do people even find it? Now realistically speaking, would Air Koryo make some sense flying to Dubai? They used to serve KWI a few ...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo resumes twice-weekly flights to Shanghai starting from May 31
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Air Koryo resumes twice-weekly flights to Shanghai starting from May 31

I wonder if Kim would mind EK setting up a transpacific hub in FNJ..... :smile:
I bet there would be space...
This won't show up in OAG or any flight search, right? How do people even find it?

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of DL mainline at SHV
Replies: 13
Views: 1550

Re: Status of DL mainline at SHV

It was 2017 (outbound from ATL only) . Averages might be better or worse for a few of these when both directions are included.

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44948

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I think rebanking DEN will help UA there, there's a lot of wasted aircraft time with the first major westbound bank not until after 11am. Again banks set up as the folllowing would enable better utilization, ominidirectionality, and growth prospects. Now not every destination would have a flight in ...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44948

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Mentioned before (gates), but quite interesting quotes/statistics. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/denver-airport-begins-work-on-39-gate-expansion-449043/ "Already in 2018, flights at Denver are scheduled to increase by 3.3% year-over-year, and seats by 3.5%, FlightGlobal schedule d...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19669

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Why is this a thread? The author from the link owns stock in DL and is actively trying to manipulate it by writing articles like that. Agree, UA's working on two out of the three points that needed to be fixed. 1. Munoz- Fixing UA's relationship with its employees 2. Kirby- Fixing UA's network (bar...

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by SumChristianus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19669

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

I’ve done top tier DL and UA for multiple years but haven’t been a big DL flier in 5+ years. I’m sure it’s changed but MileagePlus is (was?) just so much better than SkyMiles. Moved to Houston, it’s a no brainer. I’d sure give AA a try if I lived in Chicago. The above said most of my flights this y...

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