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by joeljack
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK
Replies: 77
Views: 11560

Re: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK

F9 DEN-OMA AUG 1.0>0.7 SEP 1.0>0.6 OCT 1.0>0.5 Frontier switched this starting last month from an A319 to an A320. With the departure time from OMA in the evening, I was afraid this was going to be too big of plane. Looking the past week, there are been lots of $15 fares from OMA-DEN for purchase a...

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by joeljack
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017
Replies: 202
Views: 22082

Re: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017

I'll put my plug in....in the last 5 years, OMA has added LAX, MCO, DCA, DAL and now HOU. There are getting to be limited additional cities that could sustain WN service. Maybe we will see MSP at some point in the future, I do think it won't happen until MSP gets to at least 50-60 departures per day...

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by joeljack
Thu May 18, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 23175

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

Looks like OMA doesn't see its MCO-OMA Saturday only flight come back. This is weird considering it is daily during the summer this summer and was 2x weekly last march. I was hoping this would slowly build up to daily year round. Guess not. OMA-DAL goes to 2x daily from 1x daily. Nice schedule for a...

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by joeljack
Fri May 12, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 16427

Re: United's future International Expansion

TLV or HKG are my guesses! Others would be MNL, South America or just something in Mexico or Central America.

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by joeljack
Mon May 08, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit cancellations and operational issues, May 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Spirit cancellations and operational issues, May 2017

Yes, how does Spirit deal with this when their flights are so infrequent? Are they concentrating the cancellations on routes where the have multiple flights per day to make it easier to re-accommodate passengers? Will Spirit buy you a ticket on another airline if it is something that is their fault,...

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by joeljack
Sat May 06, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United applies for additional Havana frequencies
Replies: 21
Views: 3758

Re: United applies for additional Havana frequencies

This is great news! As I posted before, trying to get to HAV on united from the Midwest (MCI, OMA, or DSM) proved impossible for us last winter and we had to fly other airlines. As a loyal UA flyer, they would have gotten a couple $700+ tickets out of me but the connection times were terrible. Hopef...

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by joeljack
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue applies for additional Cuba frequencies
Replies: 42
Views: 5988

Re: JetBlue applies for additional Cuba frequencies

I wish UA would make their HAV-IAH frequency daily. Just run the weekday flights with an E-170 until the metrics change to support a larger plane. Right now, connecting from anything in the Midwest to HAV is very hit or miss whether it is even possible. UA is sending lots of people like myself to Am...

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by joeljack
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11743

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

, and UA plans to re-bank Houston later this year which will give them the platform to grow IAH more and improve PRASM even more. This is good news for IAH from UA, considering how rough 2016 was for the IAH hub. I personally think this is sorely needed. Our sky high fares out of a small regional m...

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by joeljack
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 11897

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

Is there a terrain issue at RTM? If not, 2200 meters is plenty for a flight to NYC on a 752; it's about 200 meters more than BRS has, for instance. no not at all. there arn't any mountains or high rise buildings in the approach of runway 06-24 the runway is longer than the one of SXM (if i remember...

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by joeljack
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114455

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I back United 100% in this situation. Those two cops should be fired on the spot - administrative leave to investigate..waste of time. Watch video, investigation complete. You're fired. Proper procedure: Cops to the passenger: "If you don't get up and get off the plane everybody will be asked t...

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by joeljack
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to launch SJU
Replies: 9
Views: 1991

Re: Frontier to launch SJU

I personally would love that departure time from PHL if I lived there. You can work a full day until 5pm or 6pm and still not feel rushed to get to the airport. I really wish there were more options leaving cities that I fly from DSM and OMA that leave at 8pm or later on Thursday's and Friday's, arr...

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by joeljack
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 13519

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

No changes to Omaha or Des Moines from October 2016. (Except the added Houston flight). Schedule seems to start earlier in the day. They kept the typically summer only 5am flights that usually push back to 6am in the fall. They can get lots of extra flying this way with less aircraft. That coupled w...

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by joeljack
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15668

Re: More new AS Routes!

Oct. 18 Albuquerque-San Diego 2:55 p.m. 3:53 p.m. Daily Oct. 18 San Diego-Albuquerque 4:35 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Daily Where is the plane coming from? I believe that's coming from either PDX-ABQ or SFO-ABQ. I know that one of those will turn to be the SNA-ABQ flight. Flyiguy said "Look for DAL to sta...

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by joeljack
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15668

Re: More new AS Routes!

I understand why AS is expanding so rapidly(pressure from WN), and I being a midwesterner am really happy about their increased expansion in the midwest. But they should be careful with expanding too quickly Yes, I 100% agree! Super excited about OMA-SAN but the Alaska CEO just said last week that ...

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by joeljack
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15668

Re: More new AS Routes!

I haven't been keeping track of these loads over time but in looking just at the next week the OMA-PDX loads look pretty good to me. Not sure what you're basing your information off of. Been watching flights since the route started. Per omaha airport website, 53 percent LF in January and the flight...

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by joeljack
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15668

Re: More new AS Routes!

Hopefully OMA-SAN, that would make me super happy!!! I think there is a much larger market for this than OMA-PDX which is not performing too well. Although the PDX-OMA flight time is terrible, way too late, they need to move it up by 3 hours if Alaska wants it to work long term. I haven't been keep...

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by joeljack
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15668

Re: More new AS Routes!

Hopefully OMA-SAN, that would make me super happy!!! I think there is a much larger market for this than OMA-PDX which is not performing too well. Although the PDX-OMA flight time is terrible, way too late, they need to move it up by 3 hours if Alaska wants it to work long term.

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by joeljack
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12752

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

Omaha to Miami? I would have never expected this. Weird thing is the start date. Omaha is pretty seasonal, people love to travel that live in Omaha. The strongest month in omaha is June with the college World Series. By end of July, travel winds down with kids heading back to school early august. Th...

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by joeljack
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United
Replies: 66
Views: 11907

Re: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United

With all due respect to ZW employees, I am surprised no one is talking about the hard-product service experience, or lack thereof, on these planes. As a former UA elite who has switched to AA, I am thrilled AA is reducing its CRJ-200 fleet and am not surprised that of course UA is willing to take i...

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by joeljack
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 14288

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

I believe by September 29 WN will be down to only 40 737-300. Even if it am reading it wrong, it's either 12 departures a week (2 roundtrips per day, one third of an airplane) or 12 roundtrips per day (4 airplanes). Nowhere near the cut they need. They normally reduce the utilization in this schedu...

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by joeljack
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 14288

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

DSM is my home airport and if anything Southwest has been growing pretty great recently! We rarely see anymore 737-300's and the 737-800's are about to take over 80% of the flights in and out of DSM. I honestly would not be surprised to see Southwest add another route or two out of DSM in the next ...

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by joeljack
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 14288

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

If DSM closes, WN has only themselves to blame. They could fly MDW, DEN and PHX daily and MCO on weekends but have allowed F9 to add service and don't want to mess with AA and UA. I thought DSM had good loads. Maybe I misread that somewhere though. It seems like people always are quick to throw the...

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by joeljack
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 12245

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

Glad to see they are changing around their banks! A guy that I know used to be a United 1K living in Chicago traveling to OMA every week. A year or two ago, United removed their 7am flight from Chicago to Omaha, the earliest flight is now at 9am. He switch to AA as they have a 7am or 730am flight an...

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by joeljack
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 targeting 2018 for International Flights
Replies: 20
Views: 3463

Re: G4 targeting 2018 for International Flights

Big question is when will Mexico become a per-clearance country? If they do it, it will bring a ton of additional US money to Mexico, there are a ton of current Allegiant cities that don't have customs that would support service to cities such as Cancun. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/11/04/dhs-annou...

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by joeljack
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas Exploring New Airport in Johnson Co. (MCI)
Replies: 24
Views: 2517

Re: Kansas Exploring New Airport in Johnson Co. (MCI)

If the airport was moved, would it server a larger area? Analyzing: From the east, most like would serve a similar area, maybe just slightly smaller with people living in Columbia area favoring more STL vs more of a 50-50 split right now. From the north, a significant amount of travelers from southe...

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by joeljack
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 21440

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

Maybe DAL airport will be a conversation and we can get rid of this silly 20 gate limit and 4 years from now this airport will have 50 gates, and a light rail connection directly to the airport! :)

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by joeljack
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNCONFIRMED: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down
Replies: 83
Views: 26399

Re: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down

What are the loads like to Cuba for EA? If they are that bad, why don't they just end Cuba? I'm not 100% convinced the loads are bad though....I went to Cuba a couple a weeks ago for a long weekend. We flew Southwest into HAV from TPA and back through FLL from VRA. Both flights were 100% full. In ad...

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by joeljack
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 23806

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

Just to be clear, people still like in-flight entertainment. Two people that I know that are in sales based in Omaha both were loyal UA flyers for many many years. One was 1K, one was Platinum. In spring of 2016, both did a status match over to Delta and both fly Delta almost exclusively now. I aske...

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by joeljack
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1294
Views: 195081

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Amazon recently started to charge sales tax in both Nebraska and Iowa as of the 1st of the year. I wonder if they are going to build something in Council Bluffs (Iowa Side) and then use the Omaha airport (Nebraska Side).

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by joeljack
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 6001

Re: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX

I would think maybe Spirit could have large hub in ONT and be successful. The only way to get people to drive to ONT from most of the LA basin is offer something the others don't and do it on a scale where everybody knows about it. If a ULCC had like 250+ daily flights from ONT, everybody would know...

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by joeljack
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 151
Views: 28084

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Nooooo!!!!!! I was going to try and get on one in March of 2018 for the last time!! Super sad. In April of this year, I need to go to Madrid from Des Moines. Does anybody know what routes 747 are flying to Europe from EWR, IAD or ORD that I could use to connect to Madrid? I tried to fly a 747 a year...

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by joeljack
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17
Replies: 175
Views: 15954

Re: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17

Omaha is all the same.
To note, WN adds HOU-OMA this march so this summer has one more flight than last summer.
Week day in June:
1xHOU
1xDAL
1xLAX
1xDCA
1xMCO
1xPHX
3xLAS
3xDEN
3xSTL
6xMDW

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by joeljack
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger
Replies: 85
Views: 10372

Re: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger

Looking at Flightaware and the route, instead of turning back for 3 hours to AKL, they were probably only 4 hours from HNL. Why didn't the pilot just divert to there and then all the crew wouldn't have exceed crew rest requirements and passengers could have gotten home with a shorter delay. Seems li...

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by joeljack
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?
Replies: 83
Views: 9003

Re: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?

a recent one I can think of was SFO-TLV. So yes, there are some undiscovered gems, just hard to find!

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by joeljack
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow
Replies: 53
Views: 6346

Re: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow

That is pretty amazing that MEM can get Air Canada YYZ service now that they are not a hub for anyone! I'd be curious what the numbers are for O/D on YYZ-MEM? If this route works, what's to say routes like SDF, PVD and OMA wouldn't work? Does anybody have a list of USA destinations from YYZ and thei...

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by joeljack
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba Demand Struggles to Meet Expectations, The Latest Victim
Replies: 38
Views: 7081

Re: Cuba Demand Struggles to Meet Expectations, The Latest Victim

Looked at United (My Elite Status Airline) for travel from OMA or DSM to Havana towards the end of December beginning of January. The times are terrible, many are double connections with an overnight stay in EWR. The only way I can get a single stop both ways is on Saturday and we only want to go fo...

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by joeljack
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA postpones 737-700 deliveries
Replies: 64
Views: 12612

Re: UA postpones 737-700 deliveries

I'm very sad about this. The 737-700 is a perfect size aircraft for many markets where the 737-800 is too big and the E175 is too small. For example, I'm very familiar with Omaha. OMA to DEN and ORD used to be 100% mainline 5 years ago plus. Then United put 50-70 seats on these routes and the cost o...

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by joeljack
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities
Replies: 140
Views: 22577

Re: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities

For work, I fly from DSM to Green Bay, ATW, MSN, up and back same day, never spend the night. If United served LSE, I would do the same thing vs drive! You can easily do DSM-LSE morning departure/evening return one-day trip thru MSP on Delta Connection. :D Ha, yes very true! I'm a United Frequent F...

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by joeljack
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities
Replies: 140
Views: 22577

Re: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities

I think this means cities like RST and LSE will be connected to ORD. For work, I fly from DSM to Green Bay, ATW, MSN, up and back same day, never spend the night. Beats driving and up and back the same day, connecting in ORD. These tickets are usually around $350-$500 R/T. High dollar, low miles, hi...

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by joeljack
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN beginning MCI-AUS in March 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Re: WN beginning MCI-AUS in March 2017

I've been waiting for this to get announced for years now! I was super surprised to see OMA-HOU added before AUS-MCI. Now they are both added and start about the same time, just OMA-HOU had a longer pre-booking period. One of the biggest holes in the WN route network is now filled!

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by joeljack
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When does the new southwest schedule get released?
Replies: 50
Views: 6516

Re: When does the new southwest schedule get released?

Yes, I was just wondering the same thing. Need to book a flight for mid-september to Portland, OR from Omaha and flights are filling up fast already and prices have gone up! I'm sort of holding out for a few weeks for a southwest schedule extension to see if I would save some money but getting prett...

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by joeljack
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 64
Views: 14040

Re: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core

Just add more gates! The runway situation will be complete soon, but no gates have been added in years! Gate leases are up in 2018, so some movement / progress will happen soon! No more gates! ORD problem is not enough runway/ taxiway capacity! I just spent 50 minutes of my life yesterday waiting i...

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by joeljack
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH-OKC nonstop on Southwest?
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: CMH-OKC nonstop on Southwest?

Question is, why doesn't southwest do more of this? For example, Oregon is playing at Nebraska and 100% of all Southwest flights leaving Omaha on Sunday Sept 18th are sold out. Even flights to places such as DCA, MDW and STL. On other airlines, they are basically 100% sold out too. The only airline ...

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by joeljack
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport ( LCY ) closed
Replies: 71
Views: 15986

Re: London City Airport ( LCY ) closed

I don't understand why any flights were cancelled. Arrest them and throw them in jail for trespassing in 10 minutes. Maybe a 30 minute flight delay or something. How in the world did they manage to get all the way out to the runway without being arrested first??!!! This is absurd.

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by joeljack
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Rams Truck in WN 737 at OMA
Replies: 27
Views: 6043

Re: SWA@OMA+LSD...

peanuts wrote:
WN got two issues here. Some lunatic damaging their assets. And a measly 18 pax going to DEN.


I'm confused. The article states 113 passengers on the plane.

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by joeljack
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED ADDS SFO-DTW
Replies: 73
Views: 9159

Re: UNITED ADDS SFO-DTW

Similar to MSP, UA is realistic about its prospects of getting DL frequent fliers to go with a new airline for a tpac ticket that accrues 15,000 miles. Best to start with the lowball. Besides if they only put one flight on the board, DL might not roll up their sleeves. My good buddy and his wife ar...

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by joeljack
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 18513

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

I am new here this week Where can i find this new schedule release this AM so i can see if Dulles got anything new? Just go through the schedule like you're booking and see if you can find anything new. Later in the day a detailed report will come out from southwest. Usually in the afternoon. It wi...

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by joeljack
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 18513

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Found OMA-HOU nonstop daily starting around March 20th! Times don't look good though to connect to the Caribbean....interesting.
Also OMA-PHX is going to 4x daily...wow...lots of lift for this route!

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by joeljack
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 18513

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

Oklahoma City to Columbus is on the southwest.com interactive route map as nonstop. hmmm......
If this isn't a mistake and is in the works, very unusual route to say the least.

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by joeljack
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 28305

Re: New Site.

As 98% of the posts are extremely negative and making suggestions on how it can be improved, I can't find where the moderators have responded at all. This is further infuriating the loyal airliners.net base. No answers. Moderators: Please provide some answers to all of us. Such as, "We realize ...

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