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by LAXdude1023
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 79
Views: 5185

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

A DUB/MAN pissing match on a CLT thread. If that isnt random...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 79
Views: 5185

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Why CLT > PHL? Philly population is 1.5 mill, Charlotte is 0.84 mill. PHL would certainly have higher O&D numbers. City population figures tell us abolsutrly nothing about the viability of a market. Start with the region and the demographic composition. (Even without data, I am inclined to foll...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 79
Views: 5185

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Hopefully AA will diversify it's LatAm network by adding BOG, EZE, GRU and SCL from CLT. Not a fan of MIA and DFW getting all the South America fun As far as their hubs are concerned, MIA and DFW are where the demand is. Thats a reason they get the love. MIA for the massive local market and DFW has...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 79
Views: 5185

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

What about AA restarting CLT-GRU? Or starting anywhere else in S America... CLT-BOG? Why would AA want to dilute traffic thru MIA? Sure, there are some origins xxx-CLT that aren't served xxx-MIA but how much GRU traffic originates in from those cities? CLT-GRU O&D -- is it even more than 40 PDE...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 79
Views: 5185

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Ziyulu wrote:
AA should do CLT to PEK. Replace its ORD flight.


If AA is going to move that flight, PHL is the best place. However, PHL-NRT should come first.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 79
Views: 5185

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

JetBlueCLT wrote:
CLT-FRA on LH is interesting, it’s CLT largest O/D Europe destination last time I checked but I don’t think LH will add it. If we were in the US days and star alliance, I would say yes to that. Not at this juncture.


CLT-LON is almost 2x as big as CLT-FRA.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3067

Re: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

I think the only two that have a chance at SEA would be two returns, Finnair (because of their partnership with AS) and maybe SU. I think ties between the US and Russia are slowly dwindling. The Russian consulate in Seattle was just closed and only the Russian Embassy in DC and consulates in NYC an...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14095

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Canada to seek UAE andUK help to diffuse the tension. Let's hope things will improve for the sake of aviation. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/canada-to-ask-allies-to-help-cool-saudi-dispute-as-kingdom-blocks-its-grain-idUSKBN1KS23G?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&ut...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15093

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

This will likely help them funnel more of the TLV connecting traffic through IAD and focus EWR/TLV on O&D. They are clearly going after some form of O&D on this route though. If it was going to be about connections, they would have opted for ORD. Not if they are trying to build connections ...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15093

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

flyguy84 wrote:
This will likely help them funnel more of the TLV connecting traffic through IAD and focus EWR/TLV on O&D.


They are clearly going after some form of O&D on this route though. If it was going to be about connections, they would have opted for ORD.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15093

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Doesnt surprise me at all actually. With all the diplomatic traffic between the two, that probably can do a better job of filling J seats. Not quite sure what you mean here. Almost US government travel is in economy class. Only senior executive service staff even have the possibility of flying in b...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15093

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2018/08/02/united-airlines-boosting-service-to-israel.html 3x weekly starting 22MAY19, served by 772. This has been rumored along with ORD-TLV for a while. Interesting to see IAD win over ORD. Doesnt surprise me at all actually. With all the diplomatic tr...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 63
Views: 5290

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

slickvik wrote:
IAH would be good, shot at the bow to United


Three carriers on IAH-PTY would be insane. I think if CM were going to choose a Texas destination, DFW would be a great E-190 route. DFW-Central America is very large and DFW-South America has some demand as well.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 63
Views: 5290

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

Once again people are just naming their home airports.

There is little to no demand to South America from airports like PIT, PDX, and AUS. AUS has some demand to Central America, but not much.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 6931

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

Pure politics based on the results of last week's gubernatorial primary runoff election. thats how the world spins, just like it was pure politics when Cagle put the tax in place. Good for Delta. Youre reaching too hard. Taxes are where we as a society get our revenue to have things like roads and ...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LATVIA: A Two Headed Dog, Rapid Detox and a Naked Polar Plunge!
Replies: 12
Views: 4583

Re: LATVIA: A Two Headed Dog, Rapid Detox and a Naked Polar Plunge!

I loved reading about your trip. Thanks for sharing... I have to think a high level of alcoholism would probably have something to do with cold and darkness as well. Seasonal depression can be crippling in some places like that. I know you live in Chicago and I used to live there too but one of the ...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11881

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

It is fun to watch people bicker and argue about things that doing matter at all. Who cares what the paint job on a plane is?

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57141

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Well, DFW-LAX is much, MUCH larger than LAX-MSP. UA has been flying it for years. His point had nothing to do with size. In short summary, his point was flying between two competitor hubs is a losing proposition and a competitor will be quite handicapped while doing so. So ones choice is either pac...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57141

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

I see short term LAX domestic build up centered around following: 1) Western US (likely UAX) feeder routes for Intl/Hawaii services which also serves to help relieve SFO 2) Midcon/Transcon markets that already generate good volume of LAX destined connex over hubs 3) Reenter some local top O&D m...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA adds TPE-VIE nonstop
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: EVA adds TPE-VIE nonstop

I was wondering how long the BKK stops would last in Europe.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16301

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

My current beef with UA is flying ERJ's on markets like IAH-CLE/CMH/IND. Those markets should at least have E170/175s on them fully.

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39741

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Why not set fire to a pile of cash? That sounds way easier.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs
Replies: 31
Views: 9401

Re: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs

Makes sense. Their fares were dirt.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Service IAH- UA
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: European Service IAH- UA

Realistically, I think CDG is probably our best bet. I think BRU and ZRH both make more sense than MUC personally. BRU can connect a lot of people to Africa, ZRH has a unique list of destinations, but MUC doesnt bring anything to the table FRA doesnt. IAH-MUC isnt a big market either.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines considering ORD and IAH
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

Re: Philippine Airlines considering ORD and IAH

After talking with a few of my route analyst friends, I was actually quite surprised to find that a lot of booking traffic from Houston is for Manila. Overall, according to various equipment, MNL was the #3 asian destination from Houston with bookings, most of which through TPE. If you're wondering...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 50
Views: 10572

Re: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

Most of the cities I listed were once served by Continental from IAH. They were cut for various reasons (move to all jets, oil slump, high oil prices, 9-11, merger with United) but none are wildly out of line. It's not like I listed Hong Kong, Perth, Shenzhen, Seoul, Manila, Tel Aviv, Prague, Brasi...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 50
Views: 10572

Re: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

Most of the cities I listed were once served by Continental from IAH. They were cut for various reasons (move to all jets, oil slump, high oil prices, 9-11, merger with United) but none are wildly out of line. It's not like I listed Hong Kong, Perth, Shenzhen, Seoul, Manila, Tel Aviv, Prague, Brasi...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines considering ORD and IAH
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

Re: Philippine Airlines considering ORD and IAH

Terrible idea. I cant imagine they will make a dime to Chicago and Houston.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 50
Views: 10572

Re: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

drerx7 wrote:
What other destinations could they add based on 'leveraging' IAH's position? There aren't many holes in the route network.


Internationally yes, domestically no. We have room there.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 11618

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

I think that once Asiana gets more metal they will start an ICN-IAH flight--maybe an A359? I think there are probably other key US markets they'd consider first. They only currently serve LAX, SFO, SEA, ORD, JFK, and HNL. I think they'd be more likely to consider IAD and maybe even ATL and DFW befo...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 11618

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Honestly it would make sense. Almost all of Texas-Korea is out of DFW.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58577

Re: DL Future Expansion

As Steve Jobs said, "If we don't cannibalize the Mac, somebody else will." Substitute hub for Mac, and we're talking about airlines. If airlines were truly concerned about some other model "cannibalizing" hubs, I'd agree. But I don't think anyone is all that concerned about such...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9682

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

Uhhh...two routes to KEF from DFW? Im skeptical this can be a thing long term.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58577

Re: DL Future Expansion

flymco753 wrote:
I wonder what, if anything, will replace the 332 tacked on DTW-NGO...


Something will. Id imagine a 350 when more come in. DTW-NGO is a market who's yields are far too high to be abandoned.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6782

Re: IAH Future Routes

No good reason for either TLV or LIS, at all. BCN, maybe. HKG......yes, definitely..... The former CO trip to CDG is sorely missed BGI, GCM, EYW, CTG would be good choices Maybe weekend service to BKG? Why HKG? There is no real O&D from IAH to there and there are no connections worthwhile that ...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6782

Re: IAH Future Routes

No good reason for either TLV or LIS, at all. BCN, maybe. HKG......yes, definitely..... The former CO trip to CDG is sorely missed BGI, GCM, EYW, CTG would be good choices Maybe weekend service to BKG? Why HKG? There is no real O&D from IAH to there and there are no connections worthwhile that ...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6782

Re: IAH Future Routes

Based on whats listed: When people talk about future routes from IAH, everyone focuses on these pie in the sky long haul international route. What we in IAH are really lacking are many short haul domestic route. DAY, GSO, CID, MSN, and a whole slew of Texas route. Thats what I would like to see UA ...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6782

Re: IAH Future Routes

COflyerBOS wrote:
Guayaquil
Cali
Medellin
Maui
Paris
US expansion on E70-E90s


This is far more realistic than the OP list.

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26436

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

RyanairGuru, thanks for the info re the amount of O&D between Houston vs Dallas. I gotta believe sooner or later we will see a 788ULH to serve markets like US-Asia/India/Australia/NZ hubs to secondary city pairs. ULH will be enhanced by long term low cost petrol. Its more complex O&D wise. ...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6782

Re: IAH Future Routes

Based on whats listed: PVG: Big market and good fares. Why not, but I doubt it will be UA flying it. MU is more likely. HKG: Why? IAH-HKG is a small market with few business ties. IAH doesn't bring any significant connections to the table that SFO, ORD, and EWR don't already. TLV: Again why? DEL: Bi...

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippines Airlines loads YYZ nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 5438

Re: Philippines Airlines loads YYZ nonstop

Interesting they decided to bring back their nonstop YYZ flight before JFK. LHR and YYZ seem to be where PR will fly their 9th and 10th 77Ws, both to be delivered in the latter months of this year. [url][/url] Not all that crazy. PR relies heavily on VFR. Toronto, Filipino population is much larger...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Launching DFW
Replies: 47
Views: 7264

Re: WOW Launching DFW

WOW! Didn't see this coming! This is a big win for Dallas' HUGE Icelandic community... Im pretty sure that Iceland Air nor WOW dont fly any of their destinations for VFR... I'm also pretty sure that 1,147 folks of Icelandic descent in the whole state of Texas doesn't classify as huge, or barely not...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Launching DFW
Replies: 47
Views: 7264

Re: WOW Launching DFW

BC77008 wrote:
WOW! Didn't see this coming! This is a big win for Dallas' HUGE Icelandic community...


Im pretty sure that Iceland Air nor WOW dont fly any of their destinations for VFR...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switzerland grant fifth freedom for EK to Mexico
Replies: 35
Views: 4466

Re: Swiss grant fifth freedom for EK to Mexico

Per daily news summary I receive: Switzerland CAA to grant UAE request to operate fifth freedom services between Switzerland and Mexico, which would enable up to 14 weekly Geneva – Mexico services. Has Mexico also granted rights to carry traffic between Mexico and Switzerland? If not, then this aut...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13106

Re: Air India adds LAX

I am surprised that they are not flying this route already. I thought with the Indian population in CA even just O&D would be enough to support it, let alone people from other western US cities. Granted AI does have SFO but still considering LA has like 10+ daily to China or Japan it should eas...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC
Replies: 75
Views: 16281

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

LAS should be a safe bet. It didn't work out well before with their A340s but with the right adjustments in carrier image and flight schedule it should work perfectly. The huge Filipino population here would surely prefer a direct flight over the ICN, PEK stopover. Also a great addition to LAS who ...

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