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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 440
Views: 52083

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

While NK already serves ORD, DFW, and MSP nonstop from PHX, NK currently has a much smaller presence at PHX than at most of the other large markets that are already served by NK. There are some more nonstop routes that could be added at PHX by NK such as PHX-ATL, PHX-AUS, PHX-BWI, PHX-DTW, PHX-FLL, ...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 760
Views: 89046

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

stl07 wrote:
When am I going to see the Spirit adds STL thread?


NK adding service out of STL will probably happen in the near future since NK has recently added service to other former FL destinations such as AVL, CLT, CMH, IND, JAX, RIC, and RDU.

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 137484

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

While WN has already cut back on BOS-MDW, BOS-HOU, BOS-MCI, and BOS-MKE nonstop service and while WN will be reducing BOS-IND nonstop service to Saturday-only starting in June 2019, WN will still operate 2 daily nonstops to CMH from BOS from April 8th through September 2nd. Is WN actually doing bett...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 16688

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

There are 17 cities Southwest serves west of the Rockies that it hasn’t connected Hawaii to yet. They include San Francisco, Burbank, Los Angeles, Ontario, Long Beach, and Orange County in California; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Spokane, Wash.; Boise, Idaho; Reno and Las Vegas in Nevada; Phoenix and T...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 509
Views: 73388

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

this kind of summarizes what they addded. https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/03/03/jetblue-continues-its-aggressive-growth-in-boston.aspx although, I think it's important to point out that CVG, CMH and IND are 3 markets which DL is dominating in which B6 has not entered. On top of that, SDF and ME...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4597

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

Interesting choice, but not entirely surprising. I certainly thought they'd add ONT before BUR, but NK has been getting into more smaller/secondary markets in the past few years. I wonder if we'll see markets like MKE, ISP, PVD, etc added in the near future. One big difference between BUR and ONT i...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 101
Views: 14602

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

The most recent WN fact sheet for SMF shows up to 93 daily departures. Hawaii will add a few flights and if some of the more recent adds become daily, they will be getting dangerously close to 100 daily flights...very impressive. I'm showing -800/MAX8 on a lot of routes next summer, including a lot...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 500
Views: 69152

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

How well is WN actually doing on CMH-BOS and CMH-DCA? WN will be back up to 2 daily nonstops on CMH-BOS starting next month, whereas WN will be reducing IND-BOS to Saturday-only nonstop in Summer 2019. In Summer 2019, WN will also be operating only 1 daily nonstop to BOS from MCI, 1 daily nonstop to...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 76641

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

We'll see ,it could happen in the future, I just don't see it in the next couple of years. IND-STL for connections is redundant with IND-MDW/MCI/LAS/DAL/DEN/e.t.c already serving east-west connection follows through IND There are a few places in between STL and DEN that aren't served nonstop from M...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15352

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

. Will WN announce any new nonstop routes out of DEN on Thursday? No. They are extending into the October/November period. Not a popular time to start new routes as they would struggle to gain traction during the slower Winter period. WN actually added DEN-ELP and DEN-MEM nonstop service in the Mar...

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by jplatts
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42845

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

More speculation from the business world that WN may not succeed in the Hawaiian market. Much already hashed out here. What is interesting is the much ballyhooed “WN effect” appears to be dead. With the costs of WN they no longer are the airline that can sell cheap tickets for anything other than a...

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by jplatts
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15352

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

WN has its next schedule extension this Thursday, and there are a few more nonstop routes that could be added by WN out of DEN such as DEN-BHM, DEN-DSM, DEN-CLT, DEN-LIT, DEN-MAF, DEN-ROC, and DEN-ICT. WN could also bring back DEN-PVD nonstop service since (a) PVD is one of the top destinations trav...

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by jplatts
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 524
Views: 59822

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Looks like WN isn't doing Saturday PWM-MCO this year, which makes sense given the overabundance of Florida seats on F9. They have added a 5th daily frequency on PWM-BWI for parts of this summer. And maintain 4x daily to BWI well into late fall. I'm still curious as to why they haven't tried a daily...

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by jplatts
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42845

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

From my understanding, WN DOES NOT and WILL NOT have redeye flight capability for approximately 2 years at the earliest. From my understanding it has to do with a dispatch system called SWIFT. Now I could be wrong as this is second hand information. This apparently though was just discussed by the ...

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by jplatts
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42845

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Again, remember how WN enters markets. They seem to build slowly, over time, rather than rush in with all frequencies to all planned markets from day one. In fact, I’d be curious to know if WN has *ever* entered a market with all planned destinations and flights in place, all at once? According to ...

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by jplatts
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 17430

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

The top domestic destinations traveled to from SEA that aren't currently served nonstop from SEA include BDL, JAX, and ORF. While F9 has less-than-daily seasonal nonstop service to CLE from SEA, the lack of nonstop service to SEA on a non-ULCC is a huge hole. CLT and CVG are also two of the top U.S....

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by jplatts
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 11995

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

Jo8338 wrote:
I don’t understand the logic of AA cutting FLL -ORD since people can connect in ORD just as easily as CLT or PHl.


AA has a hub at MIA, and AA already has 8 daily nonstops to MIA from ORD. AA also has nonstop service to MIA but not to FLL from its LAX and PHX hubs.

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by jplatts
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest at Detroit City Airport (DET)
Replies: 46
Views: 5781

Re: Southwest at Detroit City Airport (DET)

I don’t think a lot of people know this, but what they ended up doing with MDW, is what they actually wanted to do with DET. Detroit was planned to be their large Midwest focus, not Chicago. Interesting how things played out. I fly BNA-DTW about 3 times a year on WN. Flights packed both ways every ...

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3136

Re: New Jersey aviation Thread- 2019

I think they will stick with LGA-DAL given the gate constraint issues at DAL. That one has been unprofitable based on the data i have so far, but with AS out, it will probably turn around by this year. EWR-OAK will be interesting to watch. I think it was launched to challenge AS at EWR-SJC, but so ...

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 603
Views: 74794

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I would be glad if Southwest Airlines served Eugene / Springfield from Oakland with connections to many more cities. It would be neat, but I think when WN starts a city they generally add quite a few flights instead of only one or two. Not sure how many seats could be filled from EUG WN started ser...

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3136

Re: New Jersey aviation Thread- 2019

No, they are doing well (above system average) on two routes out of EWR, STL and DEN. After that, they do okay on MDW and PHX. Everything else looses money. OAK is a disaster thus far. They are not ready to jump on a route like LAX or even SMF. That's too hard for WN out of NYC area. One big differ...

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3136

Re: New Jersey aviation Thread- 2019

I looked at WN's numbers out of EWR, they aren't great (got wiped out of IND/FLL/MCO). So I don't think they'd add much more there. WN had previously considered adding EWR-DAL nonstop service, but WN ended up increasing nonstop service to DAL from LGA instead. There is also a lot of O&D demand ...

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by jplatts
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 322
Views: 46878

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

estimated profitability in each hubs. LGA -0.8% LAX -0.9% It can be argued that MIA, JFK, LGA and LAX should be dehubbed based on this data.... (sorry I am just tired of hearing about PHX While LAX is a hub for AA, DL, UA, and AS and while LAX is a focus city for WN, AA has more market share at LAX...

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by jplatts
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 500
Views: 69152

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

CMHMarc787 wrote:
On a side note, the flight from SEA is 1692. I would have been cool had they numbered it 1492...just a thought :-)


AA 1492 is used on one of AA's DFW-CMH nonstops, and WN 1492 is used on one of WN's MDW-CMH nonstops.

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by jplatts
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21075

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

I could see major expansion for WN in PHX following a potential AA dehubbing. Plenty of voids that they could fill and existing routes to up gauge. Mexican expansion could be huge. And I thought Southwest Airlines was #1 in Phoenix. I was wrong. American Airlines is #1 in Phoenix. While I agree tha...

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by jplatts
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21075

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

Sooner787 wrote:
an A220 -100 order would be a great way to maintain service long term to
Texas stations like CRP, MAF , LBB , AMA . BRO and ELP :)


While WN doesn't currently serve BRO, WN already serves HRL in the Rio Grande Valley.

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by jplatts
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3136

Re: New Jersey aviation Thread- 2019

TTN- Concepts have been released for a new terminal. I don't think it's too bold to say we could possibly see another frontier add with 3-4 weekly frequencies. F9 could add TTN-DEN nonstop service since TTN is one of the few remaining East Coast destinations that doesn't already have nonstop servic...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 651
Views: 78530

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

jplatts---just curious---do you work for WN or just a mega-fan? If WN is adding anything to CLE the need is MCI. Personally, I'd rather DL fly it, but would take any reliable (at least daily) carrier. But you're always plugging WN, so was juts wondering.... I am just a big fan of WN, and I like the...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 651
Views: 78530

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe we can get DL to take over the CUN route also ! All they would have to do is mention it and UA will bail ! DL has a huge CUN weekend Point to Point network and I'm sure they'd gladly add CLE. WN could add nonstop service to CUN from CLE on at least a seasonal, Saturday-only basis since WN alr...

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by jplatts
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 76641

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/03/05/indianapolis-nonstop-flights-here-are-the-10-largest-u-s-cities-without-them/2985958002/ 5. Pittsburgh 7. Cincinnati 9. Columbus, Ohio 10. Cleveland While DL used to serve CVG nonstop from IND back when DL had a hub at CVG, DL will probably never bring...

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by jplatts
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 33962

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

So does anyone know why WN slots were given to AS? Did WN change their mind about the profitability of the routes?...As for PAE, if it's not gonna be a cheaper alternative,like a lower cost airport for LCCs, why bother the trek?Yes it 's closer for people up north but Sea-Tac has so many options do...

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by jplatts
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)
Replies: 78
Views: 12666

Re: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)

Thanks as always for your work to put this together. :) I'd be interested to see what drives the difference in XNA and LIT, in that XNA has MSP service and LIT has DTW service. I'm sure the answer boils down to Walmart, but I don't know the details. Perhaps because Walmart has a ton of junk from Ch...

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by jplatts
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4873

Re: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?

Some general observations I noticed 2. HOU has seen steady growth over the last few years, but not a whole lot of new destinations as of late (WN cutting MEX has been the most notable thing coming out of HOU lately). Last year, WN actually added HOU-SDF, HOU-MKE, and HOU-SJC nonstop service, extend...

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?
Replies: 41
Views: 8891

Re: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?

AS will still need a suitable nb in the A319/73G capacity. AS is very good at up & downgauging flights according to demand on varying days. There are routes that definitely do not require 739ER or A321 capacity & and the 738/A320s are still too large but a E75 is too small. How will they so...

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 500
Views: 69152

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

No CVG love in B6's expansion announcement. Not sure they'll ever come to CVG at this point. Yup, they're pretty much a two-trick pony: northeast-to-south and transcons. Don't see that ever changing. B6 already serves ORD, CLE, DTW, and MSP in the Midwest, and B6 also already has nonstop service to...

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42845

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I agree. Bypassing the overcrowded low yielding LAX for secondary markets would have been a much better call for WN. Hawaii flights from ONT/BUR/SNA would all have higher yields and ZERO competitors on the route compared to LAX’s 7 now including WN. While SFO and two additional secondary Bay Area a...

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX announces plans for new concourse
Replies: 27
Views: 4038

Re: JAX announces plans for new concourse

UALifer wrote:
Even the most gate constrained airports in the US generally don’t run 10 departures per gate. That’s an absurd standard.


There are actually a few U.S. airports such as AUS, DAL, LAX, and SJC where WN operates more than 10 departures per gate.

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by jplatts
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42845

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Will the MAX7 be ETOPS certified by WN? And when does it come online at WN? It would be awesome to see SNA and BUR service return since the AQ days. LAX already has 6 carriers on the LAX-HNL route. WN has had to drop some nonstop routes such as SNA-AUS, SNA-MDW, SNA-MCI, SNA-PDX, SNA-STL, SNA-SFO, ...

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by jplatts
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 524
Views: 59822

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Hey everyone. Any rumors or speculation about what the next move for BDL will be? I know the year has started off pretty strong with the addition of Frontier and to a lesser extent gaining service with Viaair. But what about any new destinations. I am so hoping for that direct flight to BDL from Se...

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by jplatts
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19815

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

Surprised B6 hasn’t added IND yet, IND is one of(if not the best) performing DL connection route from BOS. And WN is dropping from 2x daily to Sat Only. The top domestic destinations in the contiguous U.S. traveled to from BOS that aren't currently served by B6 include IND, CMH, MCI, STL, CVG, MKE,...

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by jplatts
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3947

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

It Likely is not a priority since ORD is so close and im Sure DL handles some of that traffic through MSP. DEN also can provide connections on F9 and UA. I think there are two things that factor against UA adding a daily MKE-SFO. First is MKE's proximity to O'Hare. It's only about two hours down th...

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by jplatts
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 306
Views: 41615

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

tphuang wrote:
In fact, the only routes not profitable out of AUS are EWR/SFO/LAX.


WN also serves OAK and SJC in the San Francisco Bay Area nonstop from AUS in addition to SFO. Are the WN AUS-OAK and AUS-SJC nonstop routes actually profitable, or are these 2 WN nonstop routes not profitable?

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by jplatts
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3947

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

Even though WN already has seasonal nonstop service to SFO from MKE, the lack of UA MKE-SFO nonstop service is a huge hole. There was an average of 462 passengers traveling between the San Francisco Bay Area and MKE in Q2 2018, and there is more than enough demand for UA nonstop service to SFO from ...

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by jplatts
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3186

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

While WN already has seasonal nonstop service to MKE from SFO, the lack of UA SFO-MKE nonstop service is a huge hole in the SFO market. There was an average of 462 passengers traveling between the San Francisco Bay Area and MKE in Q2 2018, and there is more than enough demand for UA nonstop service ...

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by jplatts
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS
Replies: 54
Views: 6649

Re: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS

As per the latest OAG changes, UP IAH-NAS has been axed. This confirms my initial thoughts and rumors that have been circulating for a while. Certainly there is a market for this route and it won't be too late there will be another player to replace the route. I feel this is a missed opportunity fo...

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by jplatts
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 651
Views: 78530

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

It's been awhile since F9 has had a significant schedule update. Is it safe to say that PDX-CLE was officially cut? There was an article published last month that stated that F9 was discontinuing PDX-CLE nonstop service, and that article can be found at https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/01/fr...

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by jplatts
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 603
Views: 74794

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

- I don't understand why DL would want to do PDX-CDG...that would seemingly cannibalize the success they are having with PDX-AMS, which IS the only daily nonstop to Europe they have. Why mess with success? AF could add PDX-CDG nonstop service, and AF already serves CDG nonstop from a few non-DL hub...

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by jplatts
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/24/2019: UP Drops IAH;UA Adds MSS/OGS/PIR/ATY;MS to IAD;AC Drops JAX,SEA-YYC;3M Adds MCO-VPS
Replies: 51
Views: 9743

Re: OAG Changes 2/24/2019: UP Drops IAH;UA Adds MSS/OGS/PIR/ATY;MS to IAD;AC Drops JAX,SEA-YYC;3M Adds MCO-VPS

*UP IAH-NAS JUL 0.3>0[0.3] AUG 0.3>0[0.3] SEP 0.3>0[0.3] OCT 0.3>0[0.3] NOV 0.3>0[0.3] WN could add HOU-NAS nonstop service since (a) WN has much stronger brand recognition in the U.S. than UP does, (b) HOU is one of the main international gateways for WN, (c) WN would have connecting passengers in...

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by jplatts
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5348

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

If AC can fill up planes from YVR to Australia, I’m sure they can fill up a dreamliner to Moscow. LOT flies to YYZ. I get that the visa could be annoying. One big difference is that both LO and AC are both in the Star Alliance, whereas SU is in the SkyTeam alliance. LO also offers connections to de...

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by jplatts
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 749
Views: 74553

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

That also happens with PDX. When BNA tweeted that there were some new routes being announced soon, about half of the twitter replies were guessing PDX, and luckily, they got their wish (albeit, only a less than daily summer seasonal flight, on a less-than mediocre airline). The same happened when R...

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