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by mtnwest1979
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 29
Views: 3153

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

loisencroach wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
TNere are many, many routes that had nonstop service in the old days that would surprise the younger ones



How about AL with SDF-BUF


UA had nonstop HSV-LAX back in the day


Well that made sense due to NASA activities in Huntsville and Jet Propulsion Lab in LA area.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to Wendover, NV (KENV)
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Swift Air to Wendover, NV (KENV)

Sift has been doing this for a while now , and before that there was Xtra Airways and also Allegiant Air. This program has been in place for years now. Also, the flights are to Wendover, UT since that is where the airport is. ;) I concur that anything over maybe a short overnight in Wendover is too ...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 5712

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

They had a codeshare with WN out of BWI before It was far removed from a codeshare arrangement. It was basically just a quasi-interline agreement between the two. Similar, I believe, as the agreement between WN and Volaris a few years ago. IIRC. Heck, I didn't even realize that FI had abandonded BW...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3133

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

No pics but was at DAL and saw the dual jetways in action for one flight. By the time the rear one was in place, the vast majority of the pax were off. IIRC only about 15 of 85 pax used the rear one. Thought it a waste for smallish load. At Albany, NY a couple of years ago, I made a point of deplani...

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3917

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

Just did a quick look on Flight Aware and see Cathay Pacific 748, UPS 744, Polar 744, China 744, and EVA 744 as well for today anyway.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 39
Views: 7189

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Glad to see the planes gping back to usefulness.
Stopped by SJT last April and saw the numerous planes there (and all the SF340s at Abilene) looking a bit dogged lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT Cancellations 1/1/2018 - Frontier
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

e: SAT Cancellations 1/1/2018 - Frontier

Disregard

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs
Replies: 40
Views: 5838

Re: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs

Wasn't Terre Haute, IN (HUF) a hub for someone at one time?

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever operate an Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 4756

Re: Will WN ever operate an Airbus aircraft?

Ever? Maybe. Only answer for queries like this.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017: In memoriam
Replies: 20
Views: 2928

Re: 2017: In memoriam

Somebody needs to brush up on how to spell 'Britain', not 'Brittian' as spelled lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air at DEC afterall
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: Cape Air at DEC afterall

OK SGF is the Missouri one, SPI is in Illinois.
Also, it has nothing to do about saving money lol.
I am sure ADM has enough bizjets around that they can easily shuttle anyone around they need to wherever they need to go.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG News: WN to PHX and AA to B
Replies: 12
Views: 2661

Re: CVG News: WN to PHX and AA to B

Well the WN PHX service is for just around a month. Early March until early April. Nothing more.

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 in Fresno
Replies: 12
Views: 1988

Re: G4 in Fresno

^^^He said AUS only destination city. SAT MFE LRD and ELP are served as origin locations.
I would see zero value of any FAT TX route on G4. Perhaps a FAT-AUS-somewhere someone really wants to go route lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro / PTIA changing names
Replies: 42
Views: 3993

Re: Greensboro / PTIA changing names

I always liked seeing the sched flights INT-GSO in the early 80s PI tts.
As for this name change, absolutely inane IMO. From a decent name to a moronic IMO switch.
Sadly, I bet they think this will make a difference in service or passenger levels lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest at GSP with nonstops only to ATL
Replies: 13
Views: 3269

Re: Southwest at GSP with nonstops only to ATL

w IIRC, both UA and AA took advantage of WN dropping GSP-MDW. The demand has been backfilled with regional jets. WN coming back now with a 737 would be a bloodbath. The station likely is contracted out, just like RIC. Their cost to keep the station in the network is probably small. No, GSP is not a...

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for ORF, RIC, PHF
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: What’s next for ORF, RIC, PHF

WN may eventually add some more service out of RIC. STL or MDW comes to mind. DL to SLC from RIC is a definite possibility. UA from ORF to DEN should have already happened. I think Spirit will add more service from RIC as I expect them to be very successful from RIC as Air Tran was before WN screwe...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 30341

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Gee only 27 'Southwest' references above. Makes the headache of the repetitive info fun to filter through.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22120

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Just a cost cutting measure disguised as an acknowledgement in style changes lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele end SMX ( Santa Maria, CA) appears
Replies: 15
Views: 3779

Mokulele end SMX ( Santa Maria, CA) appears

I see, according to Mokulele Airlines' schedule, that they show services ended to Santa Maria on November 30th. I'll assume that is the case since one would hope that it would be accurate. Amazingly, it seems the lame switch to BUR didn't have the effect of better loads. Anyone with half an idea of ...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33573

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

I'll use this for my half-hourly Carlsbad, CA-ONT service lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC
Replies: 105
Views: 17273

Re: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC

UA LBB-MHK JAN 0.1>0.0 UA MCI-MHK JAN 0.1>0.0 Obviously a mistake, and easy to do, but what was this supposed to be? United doesn't serve MHK so I was curious if they are starting and this was meant to be ORD-MHK, DEN-MHK, or IAH-MHK NCAA football charter for a Texas Tech-K State game. Then plane r...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC
Replies: 105
Views: 17273

Re: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC

FNT-MSP is just 2 flights until June, then 3. They are increasing capacity a few weeks later is all and WN will still be in the market in May 2018. Wasn't WN service from FNT primarily to Florida? No, is/was 3x to MDW w/ a seasonal TPA and MCO. Seems as if vast majority of AA changes are cuts. Very...

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?
Replies: 38
Views: 3767

Re: Eastern @ HVN.............with DC-9 & 727 ! When?

Well it is on the map, but no routes to it. Must have been "temporarily suspended"....

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Agents BEWARE
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

Re: Ramp Agents BEWARE

Being a ramper for over 21 years, I have caught myself sometimes after doing something thinking "that could have turned out a lot different", meaning worse. Always the potential for bad things, no matter how slow or small your location.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal
Replies: 23
Views: 4999

Re: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal

Looking at WestJet route map ( although there are never any routes shown, so why call it something it doesn't offer? lol) nice to see how far they have come in the last few years.

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Announces New Bedford - Vero Beach
Replies: 14
Views: 2186

Re: Elite Airways Announces New Bedford - Vero Beach

Elite already serves Vero Beach, so runway length must not be an issue.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will be next destination for Fresno (FAT)?
Replies: 29
Views: 2423

Re: What will be next destination for Fresno (FAT)?

I think Frontier will leave again, WN no come in, and everything else stay status quo.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7659

Re: UA to ILM

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klwright69 wrote:
Wilmington Airport has a posting on UA's Facebook page.
UA is launching flights from ILM to both IAD and ORD.
It's not noted in the OAG thread either.
Will the market be large enough to support them?
Is F9 still at the airport?

I don't remember F9 ever serving Wilmington, NC.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?
Replies: 27
Views: 3414

Re: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?

Somewhat on a different tangent, I love going through the old OAGs (late 70s/early 80s) I have and seeing so many places that have a multitude of flights by a myriad of airlines. What strikes me the most, however, is that usually the majority, if not all flights , go on very short hops and longest t...

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS
Replies: 50
Views: 6782

Re: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/61136-california-pacific-eyes-part-121-carrier-2q18-launch They probably could have picked up the WP certificate for a song with no planes, then they would have to get the aircraft they want to use on their ops certificate. But maybe this ADI thing will work ...

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BWI-LNS & BOS-PBG: Flying the "Essential Air Service"
Replies: 8
Views: 3740

Re: BWI-LNS & BOS-PBG: Flying the "Essential Air Service"

Nice report. I enjoy these small time operator reports over anything else .For the express purpose of flying a 402 for the first time about 10 years ago, I took Cape Air STL-MWA-STL on a quick overnight jaunt. As a result of a mx issue on the return, Cape gave us MWA boarding folks free r/t ticket a...

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 30341

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Just looked at booking and has reverted back to June 5th as end of window. Nice lol

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 30341

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

BOI-MDW back for summer, but with lousy timings IMO. Also BOI-DAL Sat only nonstop.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Condor Start ANC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

Re: When Did Condor Start ANC?

I know it was before 2003.... I'm pretty sure ANC, FAI and YXY all started in the late 90s. Not bad eh for a city of 23,000 to have transcontinental air service. ...or Intercontinental service. ;) https://condor-newsroom.condor.com/en/us/news-article/explore-fairbanks-and-condor-celebrate-15-years-...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18154

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Yep, Oklahoma is playing in the horseshoe in Columbus. Meanwhile; Western Illinois traveling to Flagstaff, AZ (Northern Arizona University) http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ7511 Speaking of OU, apparently for their game at Ohio State on 9/10, there was a Southwest charter from KOKC to KCMH: ht...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS
Replies: 50
Views: 6782

Re: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS

Wouldn't be surprised if STS is their next Bay Area city to replace G4's pullout Probably not since they are catering to the CLD originating traffic and mostly on business traveler with any new locales, with some exception. See Cal Pacific former plans for basically same exact plan for these folks....

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 7757

Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boise_Airport
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Boise, ID (BOI) tower opened in 2014 or so is 295 feet (90 m tall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boise_Airport

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

My favorite part of old SMF terminals was the commuter terminal and the myriad of independent airlines and variety of signage then. I worked in all three of the original terminals at SMF, including AirCal and Western in the main terminals. The commuter terminal was certainly interesting, having pre...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

dfwjim1 wrote:
Congratulations to SMF. How long has AA been flying between SMF and DFW?


I was living in Lodi,CA on the day they started this. Sometime between June 1979 and June 1980.
Remember seeing it on KCRA ch 3 on noon news.

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

My favorite part of old SMF terminals was the commuter terminal and the myriad of independent airlines and variety of signage then.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCK Looking to Rename to San Francisco - Stockton
Replies: 23
Views: 2555

Re: SCK Looking to Rename to San Francisco - Stockton

They should go with "Stockton-East Bay International Airport of San Joaquin". Most potential pax from SF bay area would ( assumedly) be from the East Bay. And add in the SJ to satisfy the San Joaquin County folks that support the airport. Lived in Lodi 1979-80, and am always amazed each ti...

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inyokern votes to terminate air service
Replies: 14
Views: 2398

Re: Inyokern votes to terminate air service

Too bad. I was hoping that this would be a decent thing, but I guess one can't force people to fly lol. At least the parties involved gave it a go and actually used the SCASD $$ unlike so many that seem to get grant, but nothing seems to come of it. Now where to place the extra plane 4B will have? S...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Prime Livery and UPS's Livery Similarities
Replies: 13
Views: 3004

Re: Amazon Prime Livery and UPS's Livery Similarities

I think a worse example of being the same but different were CO UA and Frontier in mid/late 70s all with same designer. Only difference was aft section and colors. So very unoriginal IMO.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2661

Re: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

It is 50%. I would think LNK would be better served getting a non-network carrier (although Allegiant did try)but proximity to OMA would probably end that before it would start. So business, govt, and N would be about only reliable sources of continual traffic. Therefore, about only one to want to t...

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program

LOL and only 1/30th the amount.
I love to see some of these dead on arrival ideas some of these ideas places think have a shot.
I hope Alpine TX tries to get $$ to have someone fly a 206 from MAF on Tuesdays so I can go there a couple of times haha.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 9270

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

As a question stated with an 'ever' , the only answer is maybe, maybe not. End of story. I am sure that with the overly worded analysis that repeats itself incessantly with your posts of the past, you damn well know the answer that there isn't much there to serve. Although, I wish WN would get into ...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 259
Views: 33016

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Mentioned earlier was assumption of AM dep from coast and mid day dep from HI. W/O red eyes, I would lv HI 0800 arr on coast for connections further east made easier. Then lv coast at 600p arr HI late 8-930p. Makes connections from interior US better.Don't know if it'd be good or not, but offer more...

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 17809

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Just as a funny anecdote, I saw an article last week in a Dodge City news article about the EAS selection of Boutique Air to Denver and they mentioned a "co-chair" agreement with United.!! LOL I saw that as well. Got a decent chuckle from it. I am still in favor of the EAS program, althou...

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