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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 16656

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

SMF handled 1.1 million passengers during July 2018, marking an 11.2% yoy increase on a seat capacity increase of 5.7% yoy. This marks an all-time record high for the number of passengers handled in a single month at SMF. Keep up this strong positive momentum, SMF!

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 311
Views: 36860

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

With American Eagle adding gates at DFW, I wonder what additional new Eagle flights make sense to add to the DFW mega-hub. ALB-DFW comes to mind as a perfect E75 market (and an E75 ALB-MIA flight makes sense too). ROC, SYR and PVD could be new E75 markets from DFW as well. Other Eagle expansion mark...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 16656

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Anyone know if Aeromexico still flies to Mexico City? I see it as seasonal on the airport's wiki page, but I haven't seen that flight from the airport in a long time. Unfortunately, Aeromexico has determined that it is not economical for them to fly SMF-MEX at this time. If AM does a fleet renewal ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3431

Re: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017

One odd observation, generally all network carriers did better in Florida and improved over time, with the exception of Southwest. I noticed that as well. Southwest's numbers are pretty bad. Not sure they will remain in the market with those load factors. Can't imagine the yields are high enough to...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.
Replies: 126
Views: 14584

Re: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.

jplatts - a bit of advice. You should be more strategic in terms of what you post on this forum, both in content and brevity. Explain the rationale behind what you're proposing. And you could get your point across in half the length of your typical post. We all know the airport codes. No need to mix...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6396

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Based on 4Q2016 data, the Top 5 extra-perimeter O&D markets that currently lack nonstop DCA service include: 1 - SAN 272 PPDEW 2 - SAT 177 PPDEW 3 - ABQ 115 PPDEW 4 - SMF 94 PPDEW 5 - SNA 93 PPDEW Service in two of those markets (ABQ, SMF) would provide important nonstop links between airports s...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11405

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

From a passenger demand standpoint, the five largest DCA O&D extra-perimeter markets are: 1) SAN - 272 PPDEW 2) SAT - 177 PDDEW 3) ABQ - 115 PPDEW 4) SMF - 94 PPDEW 5) SNA - 93 PPDEW SAN and SAT have a lot of military-related travel to/from DCA while a strong argument can be made for permitting ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 138
Views: 32976

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

A daily JAL NRT-SMF 787 flight would nicely complement JAL's existing SFO-HND flight and round-out JAL's service to NorCal. Would reduce passenger leakage from the SMF catchment area to SFO for Asia-bound traffic.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?
Replies: 78
Views: 10455

Re: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?

When figuring in leakage passengers to the Bay Area, esp. SFO, SMF could likely support nonstop to service Asia and Europe.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Town to the US direct? Could it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 2192

Re: Cape Town to the US direct? Could it work?

AA should fly MIA-JNB-CPT-MIA on a daily round-robin basis using a 789. That would work.

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18918

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

As the capital of California, SMF should have nonstop service to DCA. Hawaiian could serve an HNL-SMF-DCA routing using their new A321neo aircraft (if granted a DCA extra-perimeter slot to do so!)

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Airlines to Buffalo (BUF)?
Replies: 23
Views: 4216

Re: Condor Airlines to Buffalo (BUF)?

Perhaps people are reading too much into the pic. Remember that Condor already serves YYZ, a short 123km/1h10min drive to Niagara Falls.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 15076

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

SMF - 10.1 million passengers in 2016, +5.3% yoy. First time SMF surpassed the 10 million passenger mark since 2008!

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at ALB?
Replies: 20
Views: 2937

Re: What's going on at ALB?

In terms of domestic opportunities, I'd argue that the following should be realistic and doable for ALB within the next couple of years:

ALB-DFW, AA dly E75
ALB-MIA, AA dly E75
ALB-MCO, B6 #2
ALB-PBI, B6 seasonal E90

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at ALB?
Replies: 20
Views: 2937

Re: What's going on at ALB?

With a population reach of 5.6 million within a 100-mile radius of ALB, and an excellent interstate highway in all four directions, n/s/e/w, ALB should catch the attention of some LCC airline for nonstop service to Europe, be that Norwegian, Ryanair, WOW or another carrier. http://flyalbany.com/uplo...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska adds n/s SMF-SJD beginning June 2017!
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Alaska adds n/s SMF-SJD beginning June 2017!

http://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news_ ... ts_in_june

Alaska Airlines adds weekly nonstop SMF-SJD service beginning June 10, 2017. Additional connections between SMF and SJD are available on a daily basis via LAX/SAN.
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http://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news_ ... ts_in_june

Alaska Airlines adds weekly nonstop SMF-SJD service beginning June 10, 2017. Additional connections between SMF and SJD are available on a daily basis via LAX/SAN.

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska adds n/s SMF-SJD beginning June 2017!
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Alaska adds n/s SMF-SJD beginning June 2017!

http://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news_ ... ts_in_june

Weekly nonstop service begins June 10, 2017.
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http://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news_ ... ts_in_june

Weekly nonstop service begins June 10, 2017.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is opening a base at Stewart New York Airport
Replies: 103
Views: 18596

Re: Norwegian is opening a base at Stewart New York Airport

http://flyalbany.com/uploads/files/PopulationReach.pdf
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ALB has a population reach of 5.6 million residents within a 100-mile radius. Norwegian would be wise to consider ALB for TATL NB service. Also the interstate network stretches N/S/E/W and provides convenient access in all directions

http://flyalbany.com/uploads/files/PopulationReach.pdf

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed

WN adds daily DEN-ALB n/s service at the end of April. LAS-ALB n/s is discontuned at the same time.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When does the new southwest schedule get released?
Replies: 50
Views: 7512

Re: When does the new southwest schedule get released?

ALB gets daily n/s service to DEN on WN with this skd change.

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations
Replies: 61
Views: 6260

Re: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations

In the case of the hub airline - AA - the domestic coverage is already so dense, with virtually all the major markets covered. I could see perhaps a few new/restored flights (most likely with Eagle ERJ/E75, some perhaps with mainline) like BFL, BUF, MDT, ROA, CRW, GEG, BIL, MSO and GTR, but not muc...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US airport needs Asia service the most?
Replies: 53
Views: 7956

Re: Which US airport needs Asia service the most?

SMF

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by dolphinflyer
Thu May 19, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18264

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

PVD-<acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> is on the route map in addition to <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - Internat...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Ramifications Of An AS/VX Merger
Replies: 36
Views: 9549

Potential Ramifications Of An AS/VX Merger

One of the things I love most about commercial aviation is strategy. The industry is like one giant chessboard, and when one player makes a major move, or two players merge to create a stronger entity, the balance of power shifts. This past week, Virgin America announced an invitation for bids to ta...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches SMF-ORD N/s June 2
Replies: 25
Views: 5169

AA Launches SMF-ORD N/s June 2

AA will reinstate <acronym title="Sacramento - International (Metropolitan) (SMF / KSMF), USA - California">SMF</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field) (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> n/s service beginning June 2, 2016. <acronym title="American Airlines (...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has South African Ever Considered LAX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5550

RE: Has South African Ever Considered LAX?

SAA's two current North American gateway airports are geographically too close to each other. SAA lacks <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> feed at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>. A solution could be to ...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First American Eagle E75 Routes From DFW
Replies: 33
Views: 9526

RE: First American Eagle E75 Routes From DFW

There are a couple of pockets of opportunity in the US that are ideal for E75 flights in new nonstop markets from <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> including the Northeast (<acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next SWA Schedule Update 08 Dec
Replies: 113
Views: 15837

RE: Next SWA Schedule Update 08 Dec

WN served <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> n/s (Sat only) during Jun/...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Eyes Additional East Coast Service
Replies: 72
Views: 12923

RE: HA Eyes Additional East Coast Service

MSP would seem to make sense as a logical consideration for HA.

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Relaunches ALB-ORD After 7-Year Absence
Replies: 43
Views: 6938

RE: AA Relaunches ALB-ORD After 7-Year Absence

Hopefully <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> will add <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> n/s service using E75 aircraft ...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Relaunches ALB-ORD After 7-Year Absence
Replies: 43
Views: 6938

AA Relaunches ALB-ORD After 7-Year Absence

<a href="http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/American-Airlines-begins-service-from-Albany-to-6630751.php?cmpid=fb-desktop" target="_blank">http://www.timesunion.com/business/a...ny-to-6630751.php?cmpid=fb-desktop</a> <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC New Route Announcement
Replies: 102
Views: 16676

RE: SJC New Route Announcement

You've gotta think that the ME3 are beginning to eye <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> and all of the <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> ...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/18/2015:AA LGA Routes/AD Grumco Out
Replies: 95
Views: 16604

RE: OAG Changes 9/18/2015:AA LGA Routes/AD Grumco Out

Why isn't <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> using the E70s on routes like <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/18/2015:AA LGA Routes/AD Grumco Out
Replies: 95
Views: 16604

RE: OAG Changes 9/18/2015:AA LGA Routes/AD Grumco Out

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I'll be surprised if this sticks *<ac...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Carriers Future Expansion To The US?
Replies: 46
Views: 7852

RE: Middle East Carriers Future Expansion To The US?

QR: <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>-<acronym title="Doha - Hamad International (New Doha) (DOH / OTHH), Qatar AND Doha - International (DOH / OTBD), Qatar">DOH</acronym> (flow biz/VFR traffic between Silicon Valley a...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat May 09, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announcing New Longhaul Routes?
Replies: 91
Views: 18210

RE: BA Announcing New Longhaul Routes?

I vote for LHR-SJC, daily 787

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by dolphinflyer
Tue May 05, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY's Next Big Move
Replies: 26
Views: 9164

RE: EY's Next Big Move

Would be great to see <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> add a daily <acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) International (AUH / OMAA), United Arab Emirates">AUH</acronym>-<acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - Californ...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon May 04, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces BOS/ATL/LAX, To Double JFK
Replies: 123
Views: 21991

RE: Qatar Airways Announces BOS/ATL/LAX, To Double JFK

Hope that either <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> or <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> launches service to <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> from <acronym title="Doha - Hama...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SFO Ever Get Another South America Flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 3692

RE: Will SFO Ever Get Another South America Flight?

Too many of the above posts are focusing solely on local demand. Sfo is a major star alliance hub. A * carrier, especially <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> should be able to fill a daily 787 on a <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International / Governador Andre Franco Montoro...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Intl Route Announcement 11/13
Replies: 23
Views: 7674

RE: TPA Intl Route Announcement 11/13

LH's Jump to <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>: <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/airlines/tampa-international-airport-set-to-announce-new-route-to-frankfurt-germany/2206280?" target="_blank">http://www.tampabay.com/news/busines...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 To ALB?
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

B6 To ALB?

What happened to JetBlue's planned launch of service to <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym>? You'd think they'd launch the service during Q1 to capitalize on peak season traffic. <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2014/03/17/jetblu...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next AA European Destination From DFW?
Replies: 56
Views: 8934

RE: Next AA European Destination From DFW?

I would vote for <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym>. I know <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- ...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant And Texas
Replies: 25
Views: 3122

RE: Allegiant And Texas

SAT would work well as a focus city for Allegiant. It has a large local population coupled with a huge inbound tourist draw - with the Alamo, Riverwalk, SeaWorld, Six Flags, etc. Could draw from north central states as an additional sun destination.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces DCA-JAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4291

RE: JetBlue Announces DCA-JAX

Am surprised that <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> didn't dole out the slot allocations to destinations in the north to counter-balance the Florida/NAS service. Would have been a perfect opportunity/excuse to launch <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines "Eager" To Start MIA-JNB
Replies: 68
Views: 20350

RE: American Airlines "Eager" To Start MIA-JNB

The best routing for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> service between <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> and South Africa would be on a <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox F...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC Adding More International Gates
Replies: 19
Views: 5315

RE: SJC Adding More International Gates

I would add <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>-<acronym title="Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK</acronym> with <acronym title="Hainan Airlines (China)">HU</acronym> (daily 787) and <acronym title="San Jose - N...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Tweets Pornographic Pic
Replies: 110
Views: 31505

RE: US Airways Tweets Pornographic Pic

What an unfortunate place to spend a c-check!

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Seek More Expansion Out Of DEN?
Replies: 25
Views: 4867

RE: WN To Seek More Expansion Out Of DEN?

DEN-<acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> and <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym t...

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