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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Hate to break it to you, but SV is not coming to DTW. This thread immediately brings ORD into this (if NZ can fly ORD-AKL with little O&D, why can’t airline A make DTW - anywhere in the world work)? Detroit is not Chicago, not even close. So many differences that have been brought up here for y...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2058

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

Very strong showing for IAH given Hurricane Harvey shut us down for a while.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 267
Views: 23094

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

While we agree Hong Kong was likely a terrible performer for Delta, I am not sure routing via ICN is the best outcome for customers, especially those in non-US gateways looking to get to Hong Kong. The via ICN routing creates an second additional connection stop, when there are so many US-HKG nonst...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Hate to break it to you, but SV is not coming to DTW. This thread immediately brings ORD into this (if NZ can fly ORD-AKL with little O&D, why can’t airline A make DTW - anywhere in the world work)? Detroit is not Chicago, not even close. So many differences that have been brought up here for y...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide
Replies: 42
Views: 6553

Re: A list of top 10 intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide

First keep in mind these are not O&D, and simply total pax counts. So they do not full reflect actual demand as they contain a large volume of hub transit passengers. Also the counts are airport pairs, not city pairs, which fragments volume for cities with multiple international airports (eg NY...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

ORD-AKL is driven by two alliance partners on either end Not trying to stir some crud, but wouldn't you think that this same concept would apply to Skyteam carriers? Delta and Saudia are partners, that wouldn't be a half bad option and could draw connections on both ends. I'm not saying it's a grea...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

KLM617 cant produce data that shows Detroit has one of the fastest growing economies because Detroit doesnt have one of the fastest growing economies. Its turned around and now is growing, but its hardly one of the fastest.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 41
Views: 5775

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

I don’t understand why they wouldn’t just fly it non-stop. Can someone explain the possible logic behind the YVR stop? refuel? The plane has the legs to fly ORD-MNL nonstop. However, this route is a terrible idea anyway. ORD-Asia fares are already low and PR is scrapping the bottom of a barrel that...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5285

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

airzona11 wrote:
What is the PDEW?


Roughly 60.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 77
Views: 10554

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

DTW-BER/RSW-FRA (LH) (EW) Current offering needs to gain footing before expanded (LX) RSW-ZRH *This part of FL is a huge hit with German/Austrian/Swiss Tourists and property owners here, so further growth in that market just makes sense. Home builds here are at new record levels, and the beaches ar...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2572

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

I want to say DFW and SEA were launched in 2012.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 41
Views: 5775

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

And ORD-Asia yields are going to take a further dive!

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 6258

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Interesting the gap between ORD and IAH has gotten so large.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18461

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

E and use the A350 on another route or KE just keep the A380 that returns soon. I also think that KE should add DTW-ICN to complement the already existing Delta Seoul flight there is a lot of cargo on that route and a maybe 3X per week flight to start. There is a lot of passenger and cargo traffic ...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18461

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

Thus if ICN-BOS is added by KE on a 787, I believe the concession would be that an existing route flown by KE would have to change over to DL metal, or a new TPAC route gets added that flies DL metal. If I had to bet, I think the existing KE flight to ATL gets swapped to a DL operated A350 once a f...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 267
Views: 23094

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

IAH-ICN wasn't bad in theory but the market is so Star Alliance based, that only OZ could really operate it with a hope and prayer. All KE was getting were low fares to Vietnam, the Philippines, and China. Just up the road at DFW, there is a lot more O&D to and from Korea vs. IAH so it makes a l...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

... I also know an Indian who once drove down from DFW to fly out of Houston for cheaper fares. I get to claim DFW. That passenger does count as DFW-India O&D traffic. Isn't it? Now comes the CC ZIPCODE theory. What about tickets purchased in India to DFW and drove to Austin. Fortunately, AUS h...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Michiganders can drive 150 Miles in 120 minutes. It is funny every one coaches Metro Detroit Indians to drive 4 hrs to ORD (or) endure 30 hr two-stop trips thru their beloved hub paying more than others, so they can enjoy dirt cheap tickets. Just for comparison, a beloved MSA with 78,980 Indian pop...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Let's just say this the entire state of Michigan depends on ORD for it's bulk cargo that's an incredible amount of leakage that the airport is losing revenue on. Let me say this your comments are already biased towards ORD as you stated you are working for ORD to get new service there and yes Chica...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

About Indian population in DTW catchment area. Again the popular number is fudged by the way MSA is defined. Detroit Metro - 55,000 (vs) DTW catchment Michigan - 77,000 Ohio - 64,000 (part of it) Windsor - 4,000 100 mile and 150 mile circles http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=cle,cmh,tol,grr&R=150mi%40...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18461

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Ed Bastian publicly revealed the route at an event with local business folks this morning. Also said MSP-HND wasn't going anywhere. Well, I dont know if MSP-HND will or wont go anywhere. I dont have any data on the financials of it. But whatever Ed Bastian has to say doesnt really matter. They woul...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA suspends Managua
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: AA suspends Managua

Dang...I was just in Managua a year ago. I felt quite safe and everyone was lovely.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club

The question I have is does it actually count if its a direct flight as opposed to nonstop? I dont think it should.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China
Replies: 20
Views: 5003

Re: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China

Id think ANC-NRT or ANC-ICN on a 321LR would be the way to go. Not really ANC-China.

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36555

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

My goodness is it possibly anything else to talk about. I think we should wait for the announcement. I actually think it will be both cities with a split between Delta and JV metal. I actually think it could be nothing. Nothing changed at all that would somehow make either route profitable. I think...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Mainline Returns to ELP
Replies: 34
Views: 3215

Re: UA Mainline Returns to ELP

AMALH747430 wrote:
I wish we could get a mainline RON up here at AMA.


Fares on IAH-AMA are darn high! I have colleague that fly it regularly and they pay anywhere from $700-900 within 7 days.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Mainline Returns to ELP
Replies: 34
Views: 3215

Re: UA Mainline Returns to ELP

AVENSAB727 wrote:
flyguy84 wrote:
jetskipper wrote:
What other cities got back Mainline?

MAF/CRP/TUL/FCA

PNS/TVC/BGR pick up mainline on the 9th.

All from IAH?


MAF/CRP/PNS/TUL are from IAH. The others not.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Again all I ask was is Detroit waiving two years landing fee like other airports are and the answer is obviously no displayed by all these diversionary posts we now know BOS and ATL do does DTW waive 2 years landing fees for any airline wanting to start serve here it's a simple yes or no question. ...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

... DTW-India doesnt need to be flown by anyone. This whole "they can have the market to themselves" bit is ridiculous. A case can be made for EK because their reach is far beyond India. DTW-BOM would be India specific. Care to explain why? If DTW-India has 150 PDEW and being large potent...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 12834

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

Interesting. Some did suggest route should maybe have been seasonal to start with. Also with fuel having gone higher, likely makes the business case even more dicey. I suppose it likely also does not help the IAH flight probably reduced the performance of LA and SF flights as well. Higher fuel is a...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Again the proof is in the pudding their incentives attract noting not even their vested hub carrier is willing to add anything substantial in the market because the incentives aren't worth it. It's time for Detroit to up it's game. So you've essentially admitted here that you have no idea what the ...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19599

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

The Polaris lounge is a game changer for them though. I was thoroughly impressed. Agreed. But American allows premium status passengers into their Flagship lounges which are quite nice as they roll them out as well. I've only been in their JFK one, but it was really nice, certainly comparable to th...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

They are nothing earth shattering that is going to make an airline say hey I want to be in Detroit by the incentive that is offered. The low amount of incentives plus the fact that the WCAA has shown a great inability to market the airport effectively makes the opportunities far and few between. De...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14842

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I wouldnt dream of getting on a windowless plane. I dont get motion sickness, but I might if I was in a situation like that.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impatient Passenger says Bomb in Bag at KIAH
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Impatient Passenger says Bomb in Bag at KIAH

Some people are too stupid to travel.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12641

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

Not sure why some posit one-stops would go Scoot. IAH is not going Scoot, as it is premium and cargo heavy. As I noted in my post above I think IAH will keep the MAN stop since it works well for both, but it would be nice. IAD or ORD could make sense. Fun topic though. Yeah. I really dont see SQ's ...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12641

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

First of all, I never compared HKG-SFO with HKG-MIA. I was simply making the point that 5th freedom routes are so integral to SQ's business model that their flagship SQ1 is a 5th freedom route. Over its history, SQ has started and dropped many 5th freedom routes. That doesn't strike me as conservat...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19599

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

I have not been in a Polaris lounge; I have been in American's Flagship lounge at JFK and found it fantastic. But United is still a ways behind, I'm afraid, and their inflight international business class service will remain so until they complete refitting their aircraft with new 1-2-1 seating in ...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12641

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

Thats not the case for MIA-HKG. SFO-HKG is almost 500 PDEW, MIA-HKG is closer to 30. Yes, thanks to Swire there is a premium component to MIA-HKG but comparing SFO-HKG to MIA-HKG is crazy. The fact they rely so heavily on 5th freedom routes makes them more conservative, not less. HKG-SFO and ICN-LA...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12641

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

This can only be ORD or IAD. EWR will probably be kept the longest as the flagship and DC probably doesn't have enough demand. So all signs point to ORD. Out of curiosity do you know how much demand ORD has or are you making a blanket statement? IAD-SIN is smaller than ORD-SIN, but not by a whole l...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19599

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

Actually, that would be a big help. American and United particularly are going to offering incredibly painful seating which affects their bread and butter business passengers. You can monetize United's Economy Plus by making it worth the extra money and offering enough in the way of seating. Also, ...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19599

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

1. Seatback IFE on all mainline aircraft. 2. 1 inch extra seat pitch in Economy and Economy Plus. Actually, that would be a big help. American and United particularly are going to offering incredibly painful seating which affects their bread and butter business passengers. You can monetize United's...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19599

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

I actually do not think that Delta does suck that hard. Sometimes they do but so do all carriers:) Unfortunately UA does not have a mega hub like ATL or DFW. DEN has room, but WN EWR is limited in growth IAD is the EWR relief IAH is less geographically positioned than DFW LAX has too much competion...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12641

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

IAH SIN pulls a lot of high value cargo also. Cargo does not care about the intermediate stop, and of the through pax IAH-SIN many are up front paying a premium. As much as I would love the non-stop at IAH I think the one-stop stays. As others noted it is doing well. A lot of the upfront cabin is H...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12641

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

Thanks - doesn't look too wrong, was this based on the IAH site or the CAA stats in the UK? I'll try and dig out the most recent ones. Sounded like a cue for me to throw up a simplified table. I've used the US DOT T-100 stats and the CAA stats to combine into this for the period January to November...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44829

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

At the end of the day all they did was close a redundant hub that was losing money. I dont get whats so hard to understand about that. I'm not sure it would have been losing money had they wanted to keep it. I doubt there was any real effort to assess it--rather than intentionally make it look unpr...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12641

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

SQ is not a conservative airline. SQ has always been at the forefront of the industry looking for growth opportunities where they can. They have made their name thru the 5th freedom business. SQ1 is SFO-HKG-SIN. I don't think there are many airlines that use the flagship 01 flight number for a 5th ...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19599

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. Yes I’m sure stock analysts have their phone sync to airliners.net thread. Dont be so dense. Yes, people who own stock and are published writers will write articles...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12641

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

I doubt it's going to be IAH or SEA, sorry but the demand is just not their for non-stop. Sea does not really have the demand or the need it as timing/routing wise a connection via east Asia works out almost better. Singapore is a Financial hub and maintains close ties with California/New York. The...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44829

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

^I believe they promised DOJ that the merger was not about cutting jobs, that's why (when, of course, we all know its about increasing profit by creating greater operational "efficiencies" and thus cutting jobs. Also, why would UA try to route pax from BUF to Lansing or from PIT to IND vi...

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