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by malev2012
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

AUS just confirmed on Twitter that NK will operate out of the main terminal. Thank you, kindly! So...follow-up question. 2/14 suggests that the new terminal expansion will open by then...yes? I can't imagine the current terminal with the temp gates will have room for 9 additional dailies. LAX won’t...

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by malev2012
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/spirit-airlines-announces-plans-for-flights-at-abia 32 new gates...??? Anyway, the article doesn't specify but I'm guessing NK will use the south terminal. Typical local news they are confusing long range master plan with additional 9 gates opening in a few months. ...

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by malev2012
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

rajincajun01 wrote:
Yes, damn autocorrect.

When I flew them their loads were pathetic, had my flights canceled more often then went. Not shocked.

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by malev2012
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

rajincajun01 wrote:
Any chance of it being Copa?

Different subject, it looks like the end of avian air may be near. All flights are cancelled and they were kicked out of CLT for unpaid fees.

Are you talking about VC - ViaAir?

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by malev2012
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

KXAN is reporting a new domestic carrier will be announced Wednesday 11/14. NK? I think that it will likely be NK starting service out of AUS because AA, DL, UA, WN, AS, B6, G4, and F9 all already serve AUS. The only other possibility I can think of is HA starting service out of AUS to Hawaiian des...

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by malev2012
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

The city council is set to vote on the expansion plan this Thursday: http://www.kut.org/post/austin-bergstrom-international-airport-plans-expansion-air-traffic-soars If the expansion is funded by revenue generation and government-funded grants, as stated in the article, then why are the plans needi...

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by malev2012
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

http://www.kut.org/post/austin-bergstro ... ffic-soars
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The city council is set to vote on the expansion plan this Thursday: http://www.kut.org/post/austin-bergstro ... ffic-soars

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by malev2012
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 269
Views: 27641

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Thank goodness it reverts. It was the worst TATL flight I have ever taken 10 hrs on a old 744 with crappy vents, no power, no IFE, uncomfortable seats etc. Was it really airborne for ten hours? Austin - LHR is less than 5,000 miles. I have enjoyed several U.S. West Coast - Europe flights that took ...

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by malev2012
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 269
Views: 27641

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

^^ When did Austin get 747 service or when are they going to? Last time I checked it was operated with a 777. BA has been flying the 744 LHR-AUS all summer, I believe it ends October 26th and reverts to the 777 for the winter schedule. Thank goodness it reverts. It was the worst TATL flight I have ...

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by malev2012
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Taking a more in-depth look at reports from August 2018, and a few months before, it seems like B6 has been in the red as far as pax numbers. August 2018 shows a total of 51,279 vs 2017 carrying 53,292. What is with the shake up here? BOS: B6, DL, WN - all 1x daily. FLL: B6, WN - both 1x daily and ...

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by malev2012
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Seems like we will be getting a new small airline soon for ski charters, Taos Air operated by Ultimate Air Charter starting December 20th, running 3x weekly except for sometimes it is 4x weekly: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300729263.html It would be nice to see a Dornier 328 in Austin! h...

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by malev2012
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

As stated earlier in the thread, there isn’t enough demand for two carriers to FRA. LH has the advantage of using United for their club at both SAN and AUS, and connections into these airports as feeding. LH also offers significantly more connections out of FRA too. Now they just need to update the...

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by malev2012
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I think I'm looking forward to lower taxes on Lufthansa award tickets personally. The taxes to go to London get me every time. Not having flown on BAs 77W on any route, but flew on the 744 out of Austin in Economy, it will be welcomed as it was not a great experience. Norwegian in Premium is great,...

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by malev2012
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

They dropped it after all didn’t they. I still wonder about this dynamic LH and Condor have, considering this is the second time I’ve noticed DE making way for Lufty. I did think it was quite a few seats to Germany by two carriers. The only US airport where the two seem to coincide seems to be SEA....

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by malev2012
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 5158

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Vienna: ÖBB RailJet (High Speed Intercity Train) to Hauptbahnhof takes 18 Minutes, IIRC
Frankfurt: S-Bahn to Hauptbahnhof takes ~11 Minutes
Munich: S-Bahn to Hauptbahnhof takes ~30 Minutes

The CAT train goes to Mitte closer to city center and has fewer stops from VIE but more expensive than rail jet

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by malev2012
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Lufthansa announced today that it will be 5x weekly A330-300 service (excluding Tuesday and Thursday). Still haven't seen the times on their site yet, but here link to this morning's press release: https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/press-releases/all/lufthansa-with-new-direct-connections-...

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by malev2012
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

tkoenig95 wrote:
The terminal extension should be open and fully operating by LH's arrival in AUS. After the city board meeting on November 1 we will see if they approve the 2040 master plan. If so, we can expect Phase I to start sometime in mid-2019. Exciting times for little AUS!

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by malev2012
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

The terminal extension should be open and fully operating by LH's arrival in AUS. After the city board meeting on November 1 we will see if they approve the 2040 master plan. If so, we can expect Phase I to start sometime in mid-2019. Exciting times for little AUS! I hope they really can get starte...

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by malev2012
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Congrats on getting LH. Have a feeling DE won't be back much like what happened at SAN. LH > DE, so no worries there. Yeah, that's my thought as well. Looks like booking opens up on the 4th of October so will be interesting to see what equipment they send. Lufthansa's Twitter doesn't want to give u...

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by malev2012
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHF ever grow?
Replies: 29
Views: 2448

Re: Will PHF ever grow?

Depends how you define growth but I don't see anything much being likely. Proximity to ORF being one factor, and with the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel being expanded soon travel times to the Williamsburg area will come down during peak time when traffic is rife. Also RIC is on the Williamsburg/PHF s...

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by malev2012
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/july-20 ... -bergstrom

July 2018 sets a new monthly record, 15% increase over July 2017.
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http://www.austintexas.gov/news/july-20 ... -bergstrom

July 2018 sets a new monthly record, 15% increase over July 2017.

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by malev2012
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 714
Views: 99086

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUc74EX84LA We've got a look at the IFE that Delta will be offering in its CSeries. Economy seats will get 10-inch screens, while First Class screens will be 13". Personally I don't like the look of these screens that much because they remind me of the Zodiac RA...

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by malev2012
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 15031

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

Yes give up on beyond perimeter routes like LAS SAN AUS. I'm sure B6 and DL would love to upgrauge their current flights!

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by malev2012
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12821

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

My own personal opinion, for all that we knock it on the forum, UA has improved their service to surpass AA on that arena in the past two years...however, I still think AA beats UA on their hard product (IFE, seat comfort, etc). But yah, both are lightyears behind DL. They are pulling IFE out of a/...

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by malev2012
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways cancels all BKG service
Replies: 19
Views: 4183

Re: Silver Airways cancels all BKG service

N766UA wrote:
Via Air, which is barely an airline.

How is VC barely an airline? They serve 12 destinations out of focus cities of AUS, CLT and SFB.

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by malev2012
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13920

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

UA on EWR-OKC used to be an E145. I guess it didn't survive the upgauging. Their timings are really horrible on the flights...minimal connection opportunities unless you want to wait most of the day for their European departure bank...same goes with the inbound to OKC. For whatever reason, United j...

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by malev2012
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Slightly off topic, but is there an alternative to how AA and UA would expand from AUS other than adding frequencies or upgauging from expanding hubs (basically adding just seats)? Basically what would make a stop at one of their hubs more favorable over perhaps a nonstop with DL? I guess upgauging...

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by malev2012
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HSV Announcement - 7/10
Replies: 36
Views: 4569

Re: HSV Announcement - 7/10

GSPSPOT wrote:
OK, So who is/are Via? A glorified Silver or Glo? I can't find anything on their website about equipment used, amenities, etc.

So they use E145 out of Austin. Don't charge for carryons provide peanuts/chips and beverages. No wifi. Just basic service.

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 10046

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

I did search of twitter "southwest peanuts" ...nothing. I feel this would get more attention. Anyone able to post some links to news stories?

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HSV Announcement - 7/10
Replies: 36
Views: 4569

Re: HSV Announcement - 7/10

TYSflyer wrote:
RL757PVD wrote:
With the F9 and NK foray into smaller airports and a F9 schedule extension due, I could see F9 coming into HSV.

My thoughts exactly! HSV needs some attention from the ULCC.

I could also see VC as they recently have announced BTR JAN MOB.

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by malev2012
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

YEAR PAX % Change 5-Year Rolling average 2002 6,600,000 2003 6,600,000 0.00% 2004 7,100,000 7.58% 2005 7,500,000 5.63% 2006 8,100,000 8.00% 2007 8,700,000 7.41% 5.72% 2008 8,800,000 1.15% 5.95% 2009 8,200,000 -6.82% 3.07% 2010 8,700,000 6.10% 3.58% 2011 9,100,000 4.60% 3.41% 2012 9,400,000 3.30% 2....

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by malev2012
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Instead of relying on my pretty solid (yet unsubstantiated) understandings of the Austin aviation market, here are some additional numbers. YEAR PAX % Change 5-Year Rolling average 2002 6,600,000 2003 6,600,000 0.00% 2004 7,100,000 7.58% 2005 7,500,000 5.63% 2006 8,100,000 8.00% 2007 8,700,000 7.41...

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by malev2012
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

dfdubflyer wrote:
The Austinites will be even more insufferable when Delta adds a couple flights to RDU and BOS so they can declare victory on this whole nonsense thing.

They already do,

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by malev2012
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Even though DL is #4 in AUS now, that doesn't mean DL won't grow in AUS. We have been down that path in NYC and LAX. AUS is not NY or LA. But it is growing fast. And the high paying high tech jobs are growing faster. Add to that the Texas hole DL has now, and there is a recipe to do something more ...

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by malev2012
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

ERJ170 wrote:
Why are people thinking AMS? DL has proven CDG before AMS.. even at RDU, they started CDG and said they would evaluate adding AMS based on the success of CDG..

Because DL did SXSW flights from AMS and not CDG.

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

And unlike other threads, this is at least partially based in reality. There’s absolutely nothing about this thread based on reality — you just suggested that DL will probably announce service to AMS for 2019, a comment that shows how silly and out of touch the AUS fan boys are. The only people wor...

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

News outlets make those kind of blunders all the time. So we are using that as an excuse to discredit the whole story? Got it. Please show me where DL confirmed the story — don’t be ignorant, there’s no way that DL, as the fourth horse in the race, is going to give its competitors any heads up. Ins...

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

From the post above, they were stating that O&D is actually larger at AUS (9.8) than CLT (9.2). CLT is just a low cost connecting airport, so US dba AA feeds a lot of connections through it. Also it looks as if DL is starting to make up ground on UA from the latest numbers from the port: http:/...

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Congrats to AUS, if there's actually anything to this 7 page long thread with no comment/confirmation from DL... I suspect focus city or not (does the title really even matter?) AUS will see growth from DL and others in the coming years. I hope most is DL, but that remains to be seen. CLT and AUS a...

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

CLT and AUS aren't even on the same plane. CLT is the 3rd largest financial center in the country (was #2 until last year), and has the HQ of Bank of America which spends an insane amount on corporate travel, plus the East Coast HQ of Wells Fargo and Microsoft. What city is #2 now? San Francisco? Y...

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

And your statement is so difinitive. AUS is similar in size to CLT and has 10-15 million less travellers. You really think that in the future (we didn't specify a time frame which I will get to in a second) that this country won't be able to support another 15 million connecting passengers? By that...

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by malev2012
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

They're building a massive new SkyClub with outside seating. They're not building that sort of SC for their current schedule, it's almost certainly for a major expansion in the near-future. The Sky Club has to raise eyebrows for sure. Not sure outdoor seating in Texas is really the best idea. I ima...

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by malev2012
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 21716

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

AWACSooner wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
OKC-BNA remains Sunday only.
OKC-MCO (sun) dropped
OKC-MDW dropped
OKC-DCA changed to a midday flight (was perfect for OKC O&D with a morning departure and evening return)

Screwed...Screwed...Screwed...SCREWED!!!

That is very strange, is the BWI flight in morning? Maybe to space it out?

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by malev2012
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 21716

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

I don't understand how WN will manage 195 flights a day at DAL with only 18 gates. Since they operate 10 out of gate 15, that means 17 gates must handle 185 gates or 10.88 flights per day. Any kind of problem will lead to rolling delays, and especially with the larger birds turn times take longer o...

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by malev2012
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 21716

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

I don't understand how WN will manage 195 flights a day at DAL with only 18 gates. Since they operate 10 out of gate 15, that means 17 gates must handle 185 gates or 10.88 flights per day. Any kind of problem will lead to rolling delays, and especially with the larger birds turn times take longer on...

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by malev2012
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 781
Views: 70002

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

DI announced LGW flight going seasonal. Last flight is 10/27. Set to resume in March. This is also around the same time BA switches from 744 to LHR.

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by malev2012
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48100

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Agreed. No one is building two, 30 gate courses at AUS. That idea is fantasy. However, the airport operator is planning an expansion in which "According to the grapevine, DL is getting 3 of the new gates, and use of 2 new CUTE gates, ..." And, my apologies to the DTW thread for suggesting...

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