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by ahj2000
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 68
Views: 7897

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

I could see DL launching LAX-CLT any day now. Beyond that, I'm not sure how they would make a focus city out of CLT when RDU is right now the road. Perhaps maybe some point to point new routes like CLT-RDU/BOS/CLE/BDL/MCO/MSY depending on what corporate contracts they can pick up on. Recall there i...

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by ahj2000
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EW and SN to merge by end-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 11087

Re: EW and SN to merge by end-2020

So what about all the African routes? Will they be Eurowings branded? That's just weird to me...

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by ahj2000
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways operating A350-900 in LATAM's livery for more than 1 year
Replies: 8
Views: 2716

Re: Qatar Airways operating A350-900 in LATAM's livery for more than 1 year

77W will be retrofitted next year, and as far as I know the 77W stored at AUH which was returned to the lessor months ago, will join LATAM fleet again, making a total of 10. Will they have the 2-2-2 configuration in J that LATAM has chosen for the A350s and 787s, or will we see something more in li...

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by ahj2000
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6111

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

CLTRampRat wrote:
Lufthansa starting A350 Service on March 31st. Bookable on their website.

Been waiting for A350 for a good long while. Weren't they planning on A350 to Charlotte much earlier?

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6111

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

Hello, This is my first proper post and as my username implies I can't think of a better thread to start with. I'd like to touch on some points I've seen here in no particular order. The New Concourse A Gate Usage Southwest: A26, A24. Notes: Southwest usually RONs 3 aircraft with one on a hardstand...

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings reveals new livery, announces fleet growth
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

Re: Red Wings reveals new livery, announces fleet growth

Ehh. For a low-cost/charter it could be worse. That being said, the old one was somewhat elegant and this is...not.
Also, is this entirely in the Latin alphabet? I can imagine some having problems (Or is the airline always written in Latin alphabet?)

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1846
Views: 106339

Re: Why is DTW-GRU so large compared to peer cities?

Doesn't auto traffic have to do a bit with it? Similar to all the DTW-México flights?

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 3644

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

I'm just thinking of what may happen if I actually need to get real work done and 160 other people are using all the limited bandwidth on YouTube. Until bandwidth manages to get better on planes, I actually think a paywall helps keep traffic clear for business travelers for whom wifi is a deciding f...

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by ahj2000
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6111

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

AA flies CLTCUR. It started last year, IINM. Yep. Insel is no longer at CLT though. As far as future narrowbody int'l destinations from CLT: YVR (summer seasonal, cruise traffic) LIM (connect to LATAM's hub there) MTY (automotive traffic?) KEF (pre-emptive strike against WOW and FI) CUR (weekend be...

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by ahj2000
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 62
Views: 9927

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Yeah, it’s always a depressing Sunday when I grab the schedules and the file is exactly the same size as the prior week as was the case today. I guess somebody was asleep at the switch. I’m shocked ANC-ORD 3x is Real and all red eyes. That’s nuts. Where does Delt...

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by ahj2000
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7480

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

I just wanted to mention the importance (I believe) of the Mexican border in this announcement. SAN and ELP are certainly the 2 largest cities on the Mexican border while Tijuana and Juarez are surely the largest Mexican cities on the border. There must be traffic between the 2 Mexican cities which...

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by ahj2000
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: B6/PF Interlining Agreement
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

Re: RUMOUR: B6/PF Interlining Agreement

Interline I can see, but with Primera's very poor operational performance I would be hesitant to create any closer integration (such as B6 selling connections to Primera on their website on their ticket stock). I mean JetBlue's isnt all that much better really, plus they partner with many who are l...

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by ahj2000
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 29
Views: 2443

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

really? I've heard English every time out of MIA (and really everywhere-even domestic in places like Peru where it wouldn't necessarily seem like they would have to.

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Hub of the Americas in MAO ( Manaus )?
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: A Hub of the Americas in MAO ( Manaus )?

The very low O/D mixed with the conditions that LAXintl stated make this unlikely in my book. Maybe someone like Azul or Gol will take a gander at it, but I kindof doubt it will happen.

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by ahj2000
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 11040

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Yeah JetMagic, I forgot about them. Pretty close resemblance. So how many airlines have had three liveries in operation at the same time ? Delta Air Lines famously had three at once (Ron Allen, Song, and Wavy Gravy. Around 2006 when I was based in JFK, I had seen all of them at once along with a fe...

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by ahj2000
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10707

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

AA sure responded quickly to Volaris arriving in CLT...

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15933

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

What they really should've done was refitted them almost five years ago when they announced the mega-refresh. It's ridiculous that his has gone on for so long. LA and DL have 767s I'd actually seek out over the 787/777.

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by ahj2000
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5170

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

I was about to say T8 certainly has space these days....

(I now see its T5)

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by ahj2000
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6763

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

US drove LH out of CLT before on the FRA route. However, the Lufthansa flight is always busy. It goes out with a good load and, from what I understand, a good mix of O/D and connections, many of which continue on to the Subcontinent. I think that LH will continue to offer one flight to CLT, at leas...

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by ahj2000
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Airports not announcing service

CLT still has yet to announce Volaris as well

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by ahj2000
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 95
Views: 13383

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

CLT gets some more F9 service, including new TPA. I rarely see flights that don't have a completely full gate area as of right now, regardless of the destination.
Also, has anyone seen GDL-CLT/ABQ loaded to GDS or is it just on Volaris.com right now?

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by ahj2000
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 580
Views: 88323

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

sargester wrote:
UA444 wrote:
What is the longest AA MD-80 flight right now?
I recently did ORF-DFW felt like forever and its the longest in the system 3 hours and 24 block time, about 2 hours and 45 in the air

I'm seeing BWI which gets you an extra 5 miles Great Circle :)

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by ahj2000
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 410
Views: 50691

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I was asking because we were told by EXPERTS on here that CLT would be shrunk/right-sized Those so called “experts” on here having been predicting the dooms day of the CLT for as long as I could remember. There lack of knowledge and understanding how important of a role CLT is to AA is mind numbing...

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3202

Re: New QR Route Thread

How about the routes they’ve announced but not launched?

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 410
Views: 50691

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/american-airlines-has-added-close-to-50-new-routes-in-the-last-three-months-alone.html One of the things I’d like to point out is that for the majority of these routes, they fall into the connecting-the-dots category, not the sexy interesting routes (with a couple...

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24772

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Can’t help but rob notice that UA removes yellow just a short while after LH. [insert Edna Mode]

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by ahj2000
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 99
Views: 11210

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I'd love to see them do a LHR-BOG-PTY-LHR triangle, eventually serving them nonstop. I think upper South America, tied into the local LA network, is a hole that could be filled nicely and profitably. They may need to go nonstop to BOG due to AV competition, however.

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by ahj2000
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5434

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

I mean the Italians don’t seem to be All that knowledgeable about the workings of the aviation industry but this one isn’t toad far out of line as it may appear. Rome was a historically big city for QF, there is sizeable demand and there’s enough people who would potentially move over from the ME3 t...

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by ahj2000
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6511

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

Islip was also loaded as Saturday only as well,right? Maybe be AA’s new way for adding dots to CLT.

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by ahj2000
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How successful are seasonal YVR-ZRH AC802/803?
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Re: How successful are seasonal AC802/803?

Just a little FYI-the vast majority of people won’t know a flight-especially a new one-by the numbers. Most people wouldn’t know, for example, that LH 428/429 is MUC-CLT, a route that has been around for years, but someone might be able to give input if your thread contained the routing.

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by ahj2000
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start CLT-GDL
Replies: 33
Views: 3540

Re: Volaris to start CLT-GDL

Fantastic news for CLT!! Twice weekly service from a low cost airline that flies to US destinations like Fresno is “fantastic news”??? Wow, there must be even less going on in Charlotte than I thought. It's "fantastic" because CLT needs all the competition that could come in and give AA a...

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by ahj2000
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16323

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I am also a cello parent :) a few years ago I took it as it’s own passenger “Cello Surname” and booked over the AAdvantage support line. It seemed to do fine, but the second time I took it (Comination AA/LA ticket) I simply removed the bridge and strings and bubble wrapped Ernesto several times and ...

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by ahj2000
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 580
Views: 88323

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Flying out of MIA it’s often over water, the Atlantic going North or the Gulf going West. Often the WiFi won’t kick in over water. The time the flight hits land it’s too late to stream a movie. That’s a poor implementation then. The movies are stored on the plane, so you should be able to stream a ...

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by ahj2000
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 193
Views: 23485

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

I'd imagine either Seattle or Miami, with Seattle being the frontrunner. Let's not forget that CX is one of the most conservative airlines in Asia right now as far as network growth is concerned. Either they add Seattle because Delta is leaving and they have AS connections, or Miami because they've ...

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by ahj2000
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9694

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

With the exception of Lufthansa's score, they all actually look reasonable.
Why LH is suddenly a 5-star, #7 airline is beyond me...

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by ahj2000
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca no longer serving PIU?
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Avianca no longer serving PIU?

It appears that Avianca has dropped Piura (Perú) sometime in the past few months without annoouncement. I cannot find anything on the Web (not even from the venerable Airlineroute) about an end of service, yet it appears that there are no flights available to be booked on avianca.com or Google. Piur...

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by ahj2000
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 410
Views: 50691

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

If AA were to start PHX-LHR, no matter if it's on the 787 or A330, with no current wide body crew base in PHX what would the logistics of this look like? Would they have to open a small wide body base there or would the crew fly a domestic wide body PHL-PHX or ORD-PHX, overnight then fly the TATL l...

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by ahj2000
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 5695

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

Flight time would be somewhere around four hours, so ETOPS 180 not even needed. Now, Airlink being profitable is another thing. Maybe SA Express's elongated suspension will help them. But I’d imagine the increased range could mean direct from JNB or CPT instead of flying via WDH? I thought Airlink ...

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by ahj2000
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 5695

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

Now I will consider the 737-900ER to Hawaii spacious? Probably not, considering the A220 has bigger, eye level windows and wider seats :D Maybe Airlink could look at a -100 for their flights to St Helena and maybe even to MRU or deeper into Africa? I mean it would work well to HLE, using MTOW and r...

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by ahj2000
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 47
Views: 7273

Re: CLT concourse A

tp1040 wrote:
Nice to see them planning a new 12,000 foot runway. Should help those 380s on hot summer days. 8-)

I believe the point was to attract Middle Eastern and Asian carriers/routes. (the underlying message was that they wanted QR to DOH)
I still have doubts.

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by ahj2000
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 23790

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

I'm surprised another carrier from the Americas is thinking of taking the SSJ considering how many problems Interjet has had with it. It's a fine airplane, but the aftermarket support is very poor. Letter of intent from Peruvian Airlines for the SSJ100, no idea how many. https://m.facebook.com/stor...

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by ahj2000
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 13035

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

1) the trend of AA adding mid- and small-city Midwest destinations out of Charlotte continues. Some of the first Obed have done fantastic and have been upgraded. 2) While Miami has a lot of growth for AA this time around, I think Hobby is the most interesting. Shows they’re finally ready to go beyon...

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by ahj2000
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 10590

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

Could they pick up some semi-modern Russian aircraft that aren’t that old? How about those Tu-214s of Red Wings? Did they ever find a home?

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by ahj2000
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9831

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

What about Africa? I see a lot of opportunity for someone to set a hold in the African market. If they developed routes to China at the same time, they could quickly become a key player across the quickly developing continent.

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by ahj2000
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47753

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Congrats to JetBlue and Airbus. So JetBlue becvomes the first North American operator of the A220. Will it be built in France or in Canada? It looks like once the E-190s are gone, JetBlue will be an all-Airbus airline. I think that the A220 would be a good fit on short haul routes that do not requi...

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by ahj2000
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Cutting Sudbury...Again
Replies: 26
Views: 3607

Re: WestJet Cutting Sudbury...Again

If I were to hedge a bet either the surplus Q400 slack from cutting YSB will either be used to add YQG-YYZ making YQG a year-round station for WS or they’ll up YYZ-YOW/YUL to hourly service at long last. I don't think the demand is quite there for Windsor. B In the spirit on Airliners.net, and the ...

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by ahj2000
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 96
Views: 13158

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

If the rumors are true AA is on the hunt for used A319s to take over some of the remaining MD80 routes and maybe replace a few 738 routes and/or upgauge a few E175 routes. That makes a lot of sense. In my opinion, AA hasn’t probably missed a bit of an opportunity with used aircraft. Look at Deltas ...

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by ahj2000
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Dash 8 retirement this Wednesday July 4, 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 5528

Re: Piedmont Dash 8 retirement this Wednesday July 4, 2018

Wow the skies over Charlotte will be weird...Sad to see them go (no i havent flown one in years though so it may be worse now from a passenger standpoint then back them)

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by ahj2000
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline at MSN
Replies: 36
Views: 5547

Re: New Airline at MSN

G4 to Sanford and Mesa. My bet, as Allegiant really doesn’t have anything in that area, yerno from my understanding those are both big destinations

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by ahj2000
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 96
Views: 13158

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

AA can only do a limited amount of upguaging due to a lack of mainline gates at ORD and CLT. Despite CLT being a megahub, AA has less than 50 mainline gates and many of them have size restrictions that make anything larger than A320 problematic. Aren't they picking up a handful more on the old Conc...

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