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by JDawgboy512
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

http://www.abiamasterplan.com/ shows the 3 remaining alternatives. http://www.austintexas.gov/page/airport-master-plan shows the original ideas, most of which were discarded not sure the website for the patio. Just to be clear, this is 2040 Masterplan with none of the proposed alternatives actually...

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by JDawgboy512
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

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 JDawgboy512
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 205
Views: 21980

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

digitalman12 wrote:
what if he built up San Marcos as a new Austin-San Antonio hub airport?



Not gonna happen. Delta has plans for AUS plus our port is conveniently located near DT with plenty of room to grow. It would also be wildly unpopular in Austin.

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by JDawgboy512
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Considering how quickly they are moving, I would think that we should hear about when the expansion opens in the next 4 to 6 months.

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by JDawgboy512
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

While I think your point stands to a certain extent, let's be more accurate-they're not planning an expansion, they're more than halfway through it. Ask any of the poor sods having to walk half a mile on the jet bridge to the BA 747. DL is building a large new Sky Club there in the expansion of the...

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by JDawgboy512
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I don’t see a single line in that news article where a quote from a DL spokesperson or high level management official stated AUS was or will become a DL focus city. Without it coming directly from DL, it is just words from the news caster... who can be notoriously wrong... There are also people who...

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by JDawgboy512
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

... What the post 9/11 recession demonstrated is that O&D traffic from major cities diminishes less due to an economic shock than connecting traffic at hubs. In short, ALT was more vulnerable than Chicago. Of the Big 3, Delta has more hubs in second tier cities. Yet capacity flow is smarter tod...

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by JDawgboy512
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Piggybacking on your info, last week I visited a family member in Denver who's a 20 year DL redcoat (ACS supervisor). She said a pilot recently told her they were informed that DL has selected AUS to be a pilot base in Texas. An AFP (Alternative Flying Program) is a station with flight attendants s...

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by JDawgboy512
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

This may be discussed ad nauseum in other places but what difference does it make what Delta calls Austin? Isn’t all that matters the number of flights? if Delta calls it a focus city does that open up new connecting possibilities that would otherwise not be bookable? Calling AUS a Focus City sends...

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by JDawgboy512
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

First, the new master plan isn't even finished yet, how do you know the new island concourse have 30-40 gates (what would be needed to get to the number you arrived at)? Second, does your source believe DL is interested in building AUS up into a full blown hub (eventually) or a lesser focus city? T...

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by JDawgboy512
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I think many are not considering the long term here. First off, once this 9 gate expansion is completed at the end of this year, the airport expansion is not going to come to a halt. AUS will be in some stage of expansion construction for the next decade. This 9 gate expansion is nothing compared t...

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by JDawgboy512
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 412
Views: 40164

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I think many are not considering the long term here. First off, once this 9 gate expansion is completed at the end of this year, the airport expansion is not going to come to a halt. AUS will be in some stage of expansion construction for the next decade. This 9 gate expansion is nothing compared to...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 77512

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

I saw a local news story a year or so ago where a group of people were marching in east Nashville against gentrification, and two of the people they interviewed were a couple that had moved from Miami 3 years previously. I think they worked in tech or music. I couldn’t stop laughing at the hypocris...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 1156

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

Personally I don't think having a single airport in between Austin and San Antonio was ever a good idea from the get go. Even though 50 miles separate the two, from the city limits (it's exactly 80 from the state capitol building to the Alamo), that is pretty far to drive for most people nor would i...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 1156

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

What if DFW was never built? I know Dallas has kept their airport DAL but what if Dallas and Fort Worth kept separate airports open like the Austin/San Antonio region currently has AUS/SAT? Good things happen when led by visionaries. Eric Jonsonn, former Texas Instruments CEO and then Dallas Mayor ...

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by JDawgboy512
Wed May 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

This is more anecdotal than anything but I've noticed a huge surge in British accents here in Austin, many of which live here. Just the other day we had an electrician over to do an estimate on some electrical work. He had a strong British accent, turns out he is from the Midlands and has been livin...

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by JDawgboy512
Wed May 02, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

From what I understand, Delta has already signed for the new gates. They were the first to grab the new gates to better align with their new Skylounge and I'm hearing anywhere from 5-7 gates so there is some discrepancy on the exact number.

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by JDawgboy512
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I would think we should be hearing about a more concrete completion date sometime soon. From what I last heard, construction is moving at breakneck speed. Unless they concentrated only on getting the outside done which I highly doubt, then interior work should be in good shape as well.

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by JDawgboy512
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Ok, lets call it urban rail, commuter rail or whatever, the first proposed line should have went to the Airport from Downtown. That would have passed because it would have made sense to the voters. CapMetro came close to designing a system to airport in 2014 but still no cigar. https://www.capmetro...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So I talked with my source last night, and he would not say anything regarding an existing tunnel...like literally no acknowledgement I even asked him the question. He did say that during the recent expansions the contractors found significant issues regarding ground water...I believe this to mean,...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

See that's what I had always figured about that area due to the fact that it's close to both the Colorado river to the north and Onion Creek borders to the south. So when I heard that there may be a tunnel, I either assumed they made it water proof or that the rumors where untrue. I mean a tunnel co...

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by JDawgboy512
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I've heard more than one person talk about an existing underground tunnel from the AFB days that would connect the two terminals. Would be nice if the planners would confirm if this is the case. They still need a south entrance drive in any event but that may help transfer people who end up on the w...

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by JDawgboy512
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Those each show 64 gates, however more gates can be added, it's not a full build out of the port.

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by JDawgboy512
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Also found this link, and found the first paragraph interesting. So we are apparently already classified by the FAA as a medium hub..???

https://www.pagethink.com/v/blog-detail/Austin-Bergstrom-International-ABIA-Planning-the-Airport-of-the-Future/11l/

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by JDawgboy512
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

A SSP forumer posted these on the ABIA updates thread. Note:New Master plan is not complete yet, there was another planning meeting today. If anyone went please share any info. http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180421/yu7y9fg2.jpg http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180421/cn76oldg.jpg http://fs5.di...

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by JDawgboy512
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I did ask about DL but unfortunately he refused to talk about it. He really didn't want to spill any specific details regarding Delta. Make of that what you will. What is clear is the port is playing catch up. This 9 gate expansion can't come soon enough. He indicated demand for gates is outpacing s...

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by JDawgboy512
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I recently spoke with someone who is "in the know" with what's going on behind the scenes at ABIA. I honestly can't say much as I promised that I wouldn't divulge information. All I will say is there is an airline that may begin trans Pacific non stop service to Austin but it will be in a ...

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by JDawgboy512
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

What is the best area to see landings at the big runway? The greenwood cemetery is about as close as you will get to anything. Approach path of 17R. You could go to the other end at Richard Moya park for 35L landings but it isn't as good of a view. You could try to goto the south terminal area to s...

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by JDawgboy512
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 AUS
Replies: 32
Views: 7982

Re: BA 747 AUS

Yes it's pretty cool to see even if it's temporary. Looking forward to the terminal expansion, not just the current 9 gate but subsequent expansions, the next should be starting right after this one is complete.

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by JDawgboy512
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11424

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

It would help if you actually read the previous posts where you would have clearly seen that it had already been replied to! So many people on A.net jump into these threads without reading them throughly before replying, it happens all the time and it's annoying to say the least! At least try to be...

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by JDawgboy512
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Waco
Replies: 28
Views: 3330

Re: Potential of Waco

I think this is more of an in the future question rather than near term. I'm thinking decades into the future. Waco's airport will eventually grow with more flights and new carriers as the city and surrounding areas grow but it will be awhile.

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by JDawgboy512
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 10504

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

Austin is not gonna give up ABIA that has a 12,250 foot runway plus ample space to expand for an airport 30 miles away. ABIA is conveniently located where the entire metro area can access it without too much trouble. As far as SA goes, their best bet would be to eventually build a new airport south...

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by JDawgboy512
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 10504

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

Austin is not gonna give up ABIA that has a 12,250 foot runway plus ample space to expand for an airport 30 miles away. ABIA is conveniently located where the entire metro area can access it without too much trouble. As far as SA goes, their best bet would be to eventually build a new airport south...

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by JDawgboy512
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 10504

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

Austin is not gonna give up ABIA that has a 12,250 foot runway plus ample space to expand for an airport 30 miles away. ABIA is conveniently located where the entire metro area can access it without too much trouble. As far as SA goes, their best bet would be to eventually build a new airport south ...

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by JDawgboy512
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

This thread is about air traffic and airport news and updates for Austin. To those who felt the need to talk about their opinionated negative views, or feel that living in a place for 10 years makes them some sort of expert when clearly it doesn't, please take your Austin bashing somewhere else.

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by JDawgboy512
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

> Apparently there is a large tunnel from the old Bergstrom Airforce base days that would be utilized to connect the two terminals. For roads between two distinct terminals, or people movers from Barbara Jordan to a satellite terminal? >But to your question about the current terminal arrival and de...

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by JDawgboy512
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

connect it to the current terminal via an underground people mover and it would be more than adequate for the foreseeable future IMO. Wouldn't this be problematic in terms of traffic, i.e. could the current terminal arrival/departure area handle road traffic for 70-80 gates? Apparently there is a l...

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by JDawgboy512
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

ackerber wrote:
[quote="ADrum23" connect it to the current terminal via an underground people mover and it would be more than adequate for the foreseeable future IMO.


Wouldn't this be problematic in terms of traffic, i.e. could the current terminal arrival/departure area handle road traffic for 70-80 gates?[/quote]


Apparently there is a large tunnel from the old Bergstrom Airforce base days that would be utilized to connect the two terminals.

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by JDawgboy512
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC
Replies: 75
Views: 16209

Re: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC

He simply posted his opinion. Okay we can safely say it won't happen anytime soon but I will say AUS is adding 2 A350 accommodating gates so at least we will have them for the future.

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by JDawgboy512
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC
Replies: 75
Views: 16209

Re: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC

AUS would welcome PAL with open arms, but I'm not exactly sure how big the Austin metropolis area would support the flight. It would definitely need good connection to the rest of Asia to serve as a one-stop hop. I can't handle a.net anymore. AUS-MNL. What's next, BOI-BKK? Thinking Boise, Idaho is ...

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by JDawgboy512
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Great, that's what a master plan is supposed to account for. If you look at most similar airports master plans I'm sure you will see plans for additional runways as well.... AUS's current runway infrastructure can handle 44mil pax per year, so any additional runways are at least a decade or more aw...

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by JDawgboy512
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

AUS would make a dream mid america hub for B6. I hope Delta stays far away from it, will be rough enough as is. I also thought the same about B6. We've heard rumors that JetBlue was considering Austin as some sort of hub over the years but nothing ever came of it. They haven't added any flights fro...

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by JDawgboy512
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Well it's really hopping in this thread so let me go ahead and throw in a little more conjecture regarding the master plan. This info is from another forum but apparently planners are really wanting to push building the south terminal rather than adding piers to Barbara Jordan. They are also lookin...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Well it's really hopping in this thread so let me go ahead and throw in a little more conjecture regarding the master plan. This info is from another forum but apparently planners are really wanting to push building the south terminal rather than adding piers to Barbara Jordan. They are also looking...

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by JDawgboy512
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Interesting. Hensel Phelps will be the firm constructing the new Concourse D at BNA, which should begin construction here pretty soon. Are they really putting A380-compatible gates in the new addition? Does AUS anticipate that it could get A380 service sometime in the near future? I guess they are ...

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by JDawgboy512
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

From what we have heard the new international gates will be A380 compatible.

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by JDawgboy512
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I still think Delta has more in store for AUS. I'd hardly expect for the direct to Amsterdam to automatically become year around before the test service occurs during SXSW, plus the east terminal isn't even complete yet so let's have some patience. I suspect Delta is one by one setting up the pieces...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34521

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Texas is the second largest state in the Union (population wise), there is plenty of traffic to go around. I disagree. I don't think there is enough traffic in Texas to support a third network carrier hub on top of DFW (the second largest hub in the country) and IAH (the fifth largest), and on top ...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34521

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Why can't it be a hub? DL needs a presence in Texas, it is the biggest hole in their network. Texas is home to 3 of the top 5 fastest growing city economies according to a recent Forbes magazine article, so DL is missing out. https://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstrauss/2018/01/03/the-10-big-u-s-cit...

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by JDawgboy512
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180206/kbhu7325.jpg I came across this online regarding the new route along with another from CVG from a USA Today article that just came out. It's not hard to imagine that Delta would be interested in Austin considering there is a gap not just for Texas, but much...

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