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by ericm2031
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 241
Views: 22907

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Considering DL doesn't operate LAX/RDU-ORD, I wouldn't expect AUS to get it before those...even SEA being a hub of DL's has only had the route for a year. I doubt they would have any space to add it until the gate expansion in ORD is complete.

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by ericm2031
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 11691

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

These will be configured with 70 seats similar to the E175SC to avoid scope limitations On Delta's seat map of this aircraft it looks like there is one row missing in the back of the cabin, like an empty space between the last row and the aft windscreen. Is it really like that? On the CRJ900, the a...

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by ericm2031
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 11691

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

These will be configured with 70 seats similar to the E175SC to avoid scope limitations

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by ericm2031
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3372

Re: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?

Ground stops in both ORD and EWR. I'm told both airports are having gate availability issues (at least for UA) so lots of airborne flights are diverting.

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by ericm2031
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 6524

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thanks for preparing this. It highlights UA's disappointing reliance on 50-seat RJs. I'd like to fly UA but won't spend half my paid F journey in a CRJ when DL and AA can get me to a place like CHA without downgrading en route. UA isn’t going to put a 73G or 319 on a route that doesn’t have the dem...

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by ericm2031
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 11557

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

QX used to serve PSP seasonally with a Q400, so there must be a decent amount of traffic there.

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by ericm2031
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 11557

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

With WN having the rest of their west coast focus cities at or near capacity, SMF is really benefiting by having a surplus of gates for WN to use. They are creeping up to 100 daily departures...currently at 87 but will probably hit 90 with HOU and Hawaii. BNA seems like a likely add, MCI has been se...

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by ericm2031
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 11557

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Looks like Southwest added Houston-Hobby starting Nov 4 and are increasing MSY service to daily Yes, HOU will be Sundays only (for now), but I'm sure will be added once more aircraft come available and demand proves itself. MSY will be suspended from mid-August until November when it will be moved ...

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by ericm2031
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10211

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

I had no idea UA operated AUS-CUN. Seems like a strange route for them. CUN has a lot of seasonal service by the Big 3 that isn’t from a hub. UA also serves MSY and SAT to CUN. AA and especially DL are much more active in this area though. And WN has expanded dramatically in this area as well the p...

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by ericm2031
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Cuba doing? (US carriers)
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: How is Cuba doing? (US carriers)

I know UA is happy with how they are doing and are expanding IAH, they seemed to take the slow growth approach and it has helped. WN has said TPA is doing decent and their FLL loads are higher than NK and B6, so that’s a pretty good sign although LF isn’t always a good read. Would be interesting I s...

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by ericm2031
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 70
Views: 5679

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Last I've heard WN will take A1-A7 AS gates A8 and Share Gate A9 with Hawaiian eventually something next year. American B1 ,UNITED B2 & B3, JetBlue Gates B4 and B5. Flyguy UA and DL have to stay together as they're both ground handled by the same agent. I don't think a 321neo can get out of BUR...

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by ericm2031
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Newark Polaris Lounge peek
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: New Newark Polaris Lounge peek

"A United aircraft with the new Polaris seats enters service every 10 days."

This is also great news

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by ericm2031
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antitrust question about Southwest and Alaska?
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

Re: Anti Trust question with Southwest?

SFO-PDX was an odd add from the start. Now it's not surprising to see it cut, especially with the constant SFO ATC problems and rebuild of T1.

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by ericm2031
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 22608

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Is there no summary for this extension? It seems like with the new Res system making it easier to create less than daily frequencies, it might be harder to break down the changes like before. WN is continuing to put the pressure on AS in the CA markets. SFO-SNA has been interesting as VX tried it an...

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by ericm2031
Wed May 30, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 22608

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Midwestindy wrote:
ericm2031 wrote:
Apparently SMF-MSY is going seasonal in August.

Leaving SMF at 0625 left it relying on a ton of O&D from SMF which didn’t seem to make any sense.


What are they using the extra aircraft time for?


It was only on Sundays so it wouldn’t free up much

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by ericm2031
Wed May 30, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 22608

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Apparently SMF-MSY is going seasonal in August.

Leaving SMF at 0625 left it relying on a ton of O&D from SMF which didn’t seem to make any sense.

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by ericm2031
Sun May 27, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How does the United Express bus service work between ABE and EWR work?
Replies: 20
Views: 3344

Re: How does the United Express bus service work between ABE and EWR work?

The only other such UA Express bus operation is between Galveston (BPT) and IAH. The ABE-EWR shuttle bus was previously a CO flight before it was converted to bus service due to ATC delays at EWR. BPT is Beaumont, not Galveston. I take I-10 to and from work and I would occasionally see it driving d...

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by ericm2031
Sat May 26, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Delays
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Frontier and Delays

F9 uses mainly vendors so they can't really control the morale of those workers. Also, flying less than daily to stations will create a situation where you are more likely to delay a flight instead of cancel it so planes are having to play catch up constantly. Also, having only 1 hub doesn't allow m...

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by ericm2031
Fri May 25, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...

So, I should be able to get away with carrying it to the gate then valet-tag there and scoop it at my destination? I'm just doing a short leg from LGA to Dulles. Really just depends. Policy is if it doesn't fit in the bin, it has to be checked to final destination (whether at the counter or the gat...

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by ericm2031
Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...

Technically on United Express flights, if it doesn't fit in the overhead bin, it has to be checked to your final destination....but most stations/agents will still valet check it for you.

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by ericm2031
Thu May 24, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9's Return to FAT
Replies: 45
Views: 4299

Re: F9's Return to FAT

Last time, UA would match F9's fares at least on a limited basis. This time, UA seems to be ignoring F9 completely. I've noticed that too. $100 fares on F9 vs $400 fares on UA for FAT. The difference for SBA is even wider. UA seems pretty confident they can charge 4-5x more in these markets. Some o...

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by ericm2031
Mon May 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 4638

Re: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO

United has been doing more or more opportunistic flying using the Domestic 777s. They used them out of Minneapolis for the Superbowl as extra frequencies. People have already mentioned EDC and the NHL Playoffs but the Billboard Awards were also in Las Vegas last night. Todays schedule shows 10 Narr...

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by ericm2031
Mon May 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 4638

Re: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO

EDC runs all day Sunday too, so most people leave on Monday, but I guess people who have to get back to work/school might have left today.

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by ericm2031
Sat May 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7001

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

QX was also handling the ramp operation of the UAX flight in MMH with UGE doing the customer service work, which always seemed a little odd to me. Guess we’ll see if this will affect that route or not.

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by ericm2031
Thu May 17, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9910

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Is SAT within the limits of DCA and LGA? If so I see WN adding both with the additional slots picked up from AS. I believe DCA and LGA both give WN an additional RON at each airport. DCA- SAT-SJC-SAT-DCA LGA-SAT-SMF-SAT-LGA Flyguy It's outside of DCA limits and it was recently shot down by the Hous...

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by ericm2031
Mon May 14, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14021

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

We all know EWR isn't in NY, but they seem to be doing just fine. Transitioning to a mainly mainline operation, will be great for the NY business traveler and will be a great selling point to them. Transitioning the connections to IAD will alleviate the ATC delays EWR is notorious for and will reduc...

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by ericm2031
Mon May 14, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737s on the SEA - YVR route?
Replies: 18
Views: 2431

Re: AS 737s on the SEA - YVR route?

Some high density routes were backfilled with mainline A/C to cover some QX flying...which a lot has yet to revert back yet or maybe has been more successful than initially intended.

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by ericm2031
Sat May 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1282
Views: 72596

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

A couple of United BNA updates: UA has awarded it's ground handling contract to it's subsidiary, United Ground Express from DGS. They will also be increasing service to EWR in it's newest schedule update. Here's the comparisons for this Monday vs Monday Oct 15...I'm not sure of the seasonality for B...

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by ericm2031
Thu May 10, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 6758

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

I wonder if OAX will survive much longer

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by ericm2031
Tue May 08, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23821

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Go to: https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2018/05/07/united-airlines-adjusts-onboard-food-offerings.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2018-05-07&u=hNxiVyfLDqiKCQAzocOsbw0e8e0e5d&t=1525742471&j=81444431 What does this mean? While DL and AA are offerring free meals on certa...

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by ericm2031
Tue May 08, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7423

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

With or without their alliance partners?

When combined with their partners I would make it UA, AA, and then DL.

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by ericm2031
Fri May 04, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57191

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

WN has no reason to hurry into LAX. They serve most of the LAX connections through the 4 announced gateways. Yes they will miss out on the LA passenger, but there is so much competition, it might be better to see the others continue to battle it out and maybe someone will blink first and cut back so...

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by ericm2031
Thu May 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5779

Re: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s

Interesting that they added 15 more options for E175, when their original order was for 40 + 90 options and have only exercised 14 of those 90. I believe those are all guaranteed to go to Envoy. Been a while since I have been on a CRJ-900, but I don't remember the inside feeling as spacious as an E-...

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by ericm2031
Wed May 02, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds seasonal MSP-MSY/SBA, LAS-STS
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: SY adds seasonal MSP-MSY/SBA, LAS-STS

Midwestindy wrote:
SBA has been on a role recently


If only DL would finally make a return.

The airport also really wants ORD. UA needs to either do that and/or upgauge the DEN flights back up from CRJs

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by ericm2031
Tue May 01, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBA Air Service Announcement 5/1/18
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

Re: SBA Air Service Announcement 5/1/18

F9 has loaded SBA-DEN starting 8/21 on an A320. Tues/Thur/Sun. Exactly what was anticipated. The timings are awful. Unless F9 has a whole bunch of midnight departures from DEN to the east, I doubt this service will be successful. Reminds me of the schedule that F9 used to start service to IWA, no c...

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by ericm2031
Tue May 01, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBA Air Service Announcement 5/1/18
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

Re: SBA Air Service Announcement 5/1/18

F9. It was one of the few cities cut in CA that wasn’t brought back with the last batch. With respect to California, F9 still has yet to resume BFL, LGB, OAK and SMF. I’d say a return to SMF is a no brainer, and OAK could potentially support all kinds of routes beyond just DEN as well. Typically I’...

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by ericm2031
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBA Air Service Announcement 5/1/18
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

SBA Air Service Announcement 5/1/18

“On Tuesday, May 1, Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) will announce a new low cost carrier that will be expanding A-320 Airbus service from the “depart differently” airport starting August 21. As part of the press conference, the revealed carrier will release competitive fares to its destination city, whi...

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by ericm2031
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 6843

Re: Republics CSeries Order

I can maybe see the E-175 E2 becoming within revised scope clauses, but I find it hard to believe the pilots would allow something the size of the C-Series going to the regionals.

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by ericm2031
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SFO Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

Re: AA SFO Plans

I doubt the picture is accurate. WN would want more than 3 gates and HA wouldn't need 3 gates...I think they only have 2 flights a day so wouldn't have 3 planes on the ground at the same time. I'm assuming some of these will be CUTE gates.

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by ericm2031
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?

They definitely can and probably will at some point, but looking at their load factors, it is not critical to fill their planes with interlining passengers.

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by ericm2031
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rebooting a 787
Replies: 23
Views: 4799

Re: Rebooting a 787

I've seen E175's having to be rebooted quite often too. It is just more common on today's newer aircraft as is the same with your own computer or phone.

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by ericm2031
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7127

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

$4.9 billion? With a "b?" How long of a line is this? Seriously, the high speed rail line is set to be something like $10 billion. More like $100 billion according to most recent estimates and that's still optimistic. That sums up LA lol I was assuming he was talking about the CA High Spe...

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by ericm2031
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 68
Views: 8705

Re: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

LAXintl wrote:
A little birdie tells me OZ likely will have media event on April 25th to reveal new LA area flying.


LA area? Maybe with the apparent success of ONT-TPE maybe we could see ONT-ICN

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by ericm2031
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7127

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

NameOmitted wrote:
$4.9 billion?

With a "b?"

How long of a line is this?

Seriously, the high speed rail line is set to be something like $10 billion.


More like $100 billion according to most recent estimates and that's still optimistic.

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by ericm2031
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 45094

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

One thing I noticed on a lot of the upgauges they did is that they didn't always consolidate the schedule frequency and instead would replace an RJ with mainline but would still have another RJ an hour apart, which the market couldn't absorb. I saw some routes trying to send over 200-300 seats to a ...

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by ericm2031
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 8329

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

I’d expect to see a 797 order in the future. Seems like a perfect airplane for some of their routes, especially during the summer.

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by ericm2031
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest In Discussions With Boeing for More 737 MAX’s
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: Southwest In Discussions With Boeing for More 737 MAX’s

Can the max7 or another 737 model operate interisland? I thought we have had discussions about engine overheating on short hops. All day long might put a lot of strain on the engine and body, but the 737 can operate on short segments. A lot of the intra-TX flying is pretty short and have recently s...

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by ericm2031
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 34480

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

WN's DEN growth has been impressive and the loads are very strong...with UA and F9 there, I wonder how strong the yields are...apparently they are the O&D leader though so that's gotta help.

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by ericm2031
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 ending COS
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Re: G4 ending COS

Probably has to do with F9's recent expansion, which I still have doubts about but we'll see. They seem to be trying every market they can. AA has yet to add PHX and same with UA with SFO. F9 couldn't even make SFO work on a route with no competition, and now LAX against UA's 2x CRJ service a day. C...

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by ericm2031
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 ending COS
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

Re: G4 ending COS

wedgetail737 wrote:
COS was one G4's original cities when they started scheduled service.

Kind of off the subject, but I hope AS/QX restarts SEA-COS.

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