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by airportlover
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 370
Views: 48581

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I think, United's secondary/interior China strategy is dead. The most likely adds from SFO would most probably be to South East Asia. Something like BKK, SGN considering the success of United's Singapore routes (I understand that Singapore is totally different but they have proved these ULH routes ...

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by airportlover
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 370
Views: 48581

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I see them adding more Asian cities from SFO and increasing mainline between nonhub major cities and EWR, which bore the brunt of the RJ transition. I mean, ATL was all RJs until June 2017! That's crazy!!! European expansion will remain subdued for now, but I see additions of smaller European citie...

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by airportlover
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3175

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

Dallas-Fort Worth GDP is approximately $500bil USD vs. Greater Toronto GDP at $300bil USD. While Toronto is probably better known internationally and more significant to Canada (as compared to DFW in the US), it doesn't necessarily mean there's higher traffic. The reason why DL would prioritize DFW...

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by airportlover
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 370
Views: 48581

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

IAD and LAX will not grow any further. There is no room at LAX There may not be any significant growth at LAX in the immediate future, but it has been reported that there will be resumption of one international route out of LAX this year. Further down the line, a hypothetical T9 would also belong t...

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by airportlover
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3175

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

Ok, sorry, I didn't have the numbers. I just assumed that YYZ is a larger market than DFW because it definitely seems to be from the New York area. I mean, Toronto (YYZ and YYZ) are both incredibly popular for business. As is DFW, but Toronto is more popular. However, in terms of leisure, Toronto b...

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by airportlover
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3175

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

agreed. Delta has limited space at SEA and I just can't see YYZ being a big need for them. SEA-YYZ has to fly almost right over MSP and DTW is only slightly out o the way. Definitely think places like DFW, IAH, more western cities(i.e. ABQ, OAK, BUR etc) and maybe even places like PHL/TPA would be ...

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by airportlover
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 370
Views: 48581

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

United Airlines has had a lot of growth domestically recently and has recently added numerous new markets out of DEN, ORD, and SFO. MSN-SFO, ATW-DEN, and ORD-BIS come across as some of the most interesting from their recent entrance. Besides new routes, mainline service has returned or begun on rou...

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by airportlover
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3175

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

YYZ-SEA recently went A320 on AC, but it still really doesn't seem like a huge route. If Toronto gets the Amazon HQ2, that changes things, but as it stands, that's a long flight that would rely on almost all O/D. DL from LAX would probably make a lot more sense, that is an absolutely massive route ...

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by airportlover
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3175

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

If DL were to start this route in the future, I think the CSeries would probably be the right aircraft. The fact that AC only runs E190s on YYZ-SEA while they run 320s, 321s, and even 789s to the other major cities on the West Cost (with higher frequency, no less) speaks to the difference in demand...

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by airportlover
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds SEA-IAD
Replies: 47
Views: 7710

Re: Delta adds SEA-IAD

This is a very smart add by Delta. This will allow them to continue to grow SEA and provide connections through SEA from Dulles. However, United is probably very mad, and I'm not sure how much business DL is gonna steal from UA. But whatever, this route could probably succeed on O&D. Also, IAD ...

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by airportlover
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds SEA-IAD
Replies: 47
Views: 7710

Re: Delta adds SEA-IAD

This is a very smart add by Delta. This will allow them to continue to grow SEA and provide connections through SEA from Dulles. However, United is probably very mad, and I'm not sure how much business DL is gonna steal from UA. But whatever, this route could probably succeed on O&D. Also, IAD a...

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by airportlover
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Part of the problem is that New York's winds are a bit more complicated than Atlanta's, so the airports need crosswind runways, which makes it harder to squeeze in as many runways on a site. But clearly a lot of JFK's space is poorly used. One difference with Atlanta is that in the late 70s, they m...

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by airportlover
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Of course my plans aren't feasible, but they really would be nice. Even a little bit of relief would be appreciated. I never knew that JFK's site is the size of ATL. That is basically the epitomy of New York mismanagement lol. I shouldn't be surprised, but I am shocked and scared. I mean, how waste...

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by airportlover
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Your proposed plans would certainly improve things quite a bit, but as you know most of them are fairly unlikely. For the medium term, the two runway plans that have had some semi-serious discussion are a third close parallel runway to the west of the existing runways at Newark, and another 4/22 to...

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by airportlover
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

[strike] I don't understand [/strike] someone unfamiliar with NYC-area politics might wonder why instead of having the PA build stand-alone independent systems, they didn't just have the MTA build a LIRR spur just west of Jamaica that looped around the terminals, a la SEPTA in Philly. They could us...

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by airportlover
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

I can never understand why the Port authority wouldn't just initially build the terminal with 45 gates????? Even if it costs a little bit more now, it will cost billions more in 10 years when the capacity is sorely needed. This just does not make sense to me ever with the Port authority. Also, don'...

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by airportlover
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Yes Terminal A is going to be replaced. 33 (expandable to 45) gates, common-use (CUTE gates but counter space as well). The new footprint is basically along the airport's southwestern flank where UPS and the post office are now, and will apparently utilize the existing airtrain station for the sout...

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by airportlover
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I don't see where they're looking to expand though, because I don't think they will risk adding an Asia flight, :( and for Europe they will only be able to add to markets that are already served because Delta won't risk trying a new destination. I do not see JB starting any TATL flights in the next...

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by airportlover
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

What I am saying is that DL may serve the major markets, but there are small cities throughout the country, even within the PNW, that are not served by DL. There are connections, but a hub must serve the small markets within its region, no doubt in my mind. And the major markets have many other opt...

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by airportlover
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

But you just went off the wagon with your "rip people off and greedy corporation comment" not sure what your agenda is but that doesn't add value to the conversation. How is that going off the wagon?!?!?!?!?! It is stating the obvious. Corporations are greedy to appeal to their investors....

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by airportlover
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

How is that false? It clearly means 2 hours flight time. Then they need to adjust their arrival and departure times from ATL to the upper Northeast. You can't have it both ways pad arrival times for better onetime performance and then claim a city is 2 hours away and schedule 2.5 hours or 3.00 flyi...

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by airportlover
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8988

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

It would be pretty odd to have an airline that large with only coastal concentrations. You’d get some of the usual economies of scale, but not much network synergy. Yes, it would be odd. I do think it could work, though. Many business travelers spend most of their time between the coasts, SEA, LAX,...

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by airportlover
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8988

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

[list=][/list] Not going to happen anytime soon. None of the three airlines can afford each other at this time. I am not asking if it's feasible, but whether it would work well and make sense? If money were no issue, would these three airlines complement each other nicely? I think they very well wou...

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by airportlover
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8988

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

Ahh the first merger thread of 2018. Wouldn’t be the same without one. Please no more mergers, we are about ok as we are right now with some checks and balances. Many people have said AS/B6 would work with an east and west set up matching nicely, HA doesn’t bring a whole lot to the party to be hone...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6556

Re: Value of an all-weather hub

Overall by airline's hubs in terms of delays (best to worst) Where on EARTH are you getting these lists from? They're completely wrong! As one quick example, ORD outperformed SFO 11 out of 12 months in 2017 -- often by more than 10 points! To you and the others saying ORD is a disaster, have you ev...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8988

Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?

Would a merger between Hawaiian, Alaska, and JetBlue work well? None of them are low-cost carriers, but none of them are legacy airlines. They are all considered boutique airlines with certain regional strengths and many network weaknesses. Joining the three airlines together would create a decent U...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

On the LGA front, DL is consolidating to the C&D of the new terminal, and B6 says they are moving back to the CTB when construction is complete. Wonder what will happen at the MAT? If someone was going to stay there, I'd selfishly like it to be them. I thought JetBlue was going to the MAT, but ...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

AS may operate more nonstop flights out of SEA, but DL, UA, and AA have a much larger network, particularly to the secondary cities. As an example, I fly to FAY on a pretty regular bases. AS doesn’t fly there, so my best option is DL through ATL or UA through IAD. I could take AS to RDU, but that’s...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

2) I agree, but frequent flyers will basically always prefer the larger carrier with more nonstop destinations, and that is undeniably AS at SEA. Unless you fly solely internationally, AS most likely works better for you. AS may operate more nonstop flights out of SEA, but DL, UA, and AA have a muc...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

On the LGA front, DL is consolidating to the C&D of the new terminal, and B6 says they are moving back to the CTB when construction is complete. Wonder what will happen at the MAT? If someone was going to stay there, I'd selfishly like it to be them. I thought JetBlue was going to the MAT, but ...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 657
Views: 52820

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

That's good that prices are declining. It makes STL more accessible to and from Europe. Yes, I was planning on either flying to Chicago or New York first on Southwest, for an upcoming trip, then booking the Europe ticket from there but those prices but the total close enough I might just book it al...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Allegiant
Replies: 105
Views: 11726

Re: What is next for Allegiant

I think Mexico is most likely, maybe serving CUN from PIT, AUS, or CLE. Those three seem most likely. They are not going to try CUN from Bellingham or Plattsburgh. It just does not make sense. Other than CUN, maybe Cabo, but I do not see man other Mexican cities. After that, maybe the Dominican Repu...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12036

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Just a note: I hope UA adds EWR-NCE or LOT adds EWR-KRK. I know they are both stretches but not by too much.

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 22651

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

RDU-SAN pax traffic (according to DOT Table 6) for 2Q17 was 154 PDEW (and 1Q17 shows 118 PDEW.) Those figures could support a nonstop (at least seasonally) but from a SAN standpoint, there are other markets that might very well see nonstop service first. I don't know how SAN ranks on the list of un...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 657
Views: 52820

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

for who/what/where? OMG SORRY!!!! I totally forgot to say to EWR. Oh duh. I didn't see you said Southwest, it obviously wouldn't have been JFK. Southwest runs a 1 oclock to LGA though Also in another unrelated note I see that WOW seems to have brought some of the legacies down on Europe fares. Not ...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

American just offers an inferior product and route network out of NYC, so most people choose DL from those 2 airports. You'd be surprised how many American credit cards I see having been born in and still living in NY. You are WAY over generalizing. I assumed... Yeah, you seem to be doing a lot of ...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports
Replies: 31
Views: 5001

Re: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports

I am shocked that United beat out American, especially with their exposure to delay-prone, congested airports. United for the last half year has had really strong performance even beating DL few months. AA has been the laggard among US3. People can say what they will about UA, but its operational p...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73696

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

How are the Qantas SYD-DFW flights doing? I have heard that they are full during the American sprint and summer. Filled with connections from throughout the Southeast, Midwest, and Plains.

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 144
Views: 19646

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Does anyone know how the seasonal European routes do? I can imagine AMS fills up and FCO will too, even though they go to Skyteam hubs. I don't think AA will struggle to fill the Reykjavik flight as Iceland is incredibly popular now. The LHR flights must do very well with OneWorld loyalists in Dalla...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I think you speak in over-generalizations when the situation at airports like SEA and in NYC is a lot more nuanced. For example, AA commands sizable marketshare in NYC, out of LGA. But I would argue most people flying on AA are not NYC-based. Obviously there are exceptions (like if there are really...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports
Replies: 31
Views: 5001

Re: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports

IAH VS DFW: IAH is worse, so United loses points here. -1 UA Except IAH has 82.43% OTP while DFW has 81.36% OTP. So how is IAH worse? As for the other: CLT is at 81.79%, PHX is at 83.22%, MIA is at 79.38%, while DEN is at 82.24%, and IAD is at 81.79%. Essentially, PHX vs. DEN is a wash, so is CLT v...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 657
Views: 52820

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stlgph wrote:
airportlover wrote:
Southwest should add about an 11:00 am departure and a 2:00 arrival. Or maybe 12 pm departure and a 3:00 arrival. This would be perfect.


for who/what/where?


OMG SORRY!!!! I totally forgot to say to EWR.

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

3) I meant to say SEA is not in the same league as NYC, Chicago, LA, San Fran, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Philly, D.C., etc. It is not a small market, but it is definitely smaller than people on a.net like to believe. Seattle is the third city on the West Coast. I consider the main We...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 657
Views: 52820

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Southwest should add about an 11:00 am departure and a 2:00 arrival. Or maybe 12 pm departure and a 3:00 arrival. This would be perfect.

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48769

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Southwest should add about an 11 am departure and 2:30 arrival AUS-EWR

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

As I said, anecdotal. I know a lot of people, you apparently do too. your people dont use LGA mine do. so the answer is probably somewhere in the middle. Driving to EWR from Long island, though, is quite the haul. You really dont know what you're talking about. LGA is perfectly located for suburban...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

You really dont know what you're talking about. LGA is perfectly located for suburbanites from Westchester County and up into parts of Connecticut, as well as large portions of the suburbs on Long Island. Anecdotally I know tons of people from those places that fly out of LGA. You really have no ba...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I think you speak in over-generalizations when the situation at airports like SEA and in NYC is a lot more nuanced. For example, AA commands sizable marketshare in NYC, out of LGA. But I would argue most people flying on AA are not NYC-based. Obviously there are exceptions (like if there are really...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

1) DL is building a hub in SEA. They aren't going to launch all small markets. They've been gradually adding a number, but can't anymore (or at least many more) without more gates. When that happens in a few years, I'll anticipate you will see a big expansion. This goes for the "primary market...

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by airportlover
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 13432

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

1) Fine, maybe it's not just PR, but SEA is NOT a full-fledged connecting hub. DL does not serve too many smaller markets from SEA, not to mention some primary markets throughout the country. 2) I agree, but frequent flyers will basically always prefer the larger carrier with more nonstop destinati...

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