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by COflyerBOS
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14311

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

Another Southern city cut at IAH by United after years of service. I know lots of folks with USC connections who aren’t going to be thrilled.

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by COflyerBOS
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has caused the IAH International Terminal build delay?
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: What has caused the IAH International Terminal build delay?

Tony is a nut. He has zero chance to win. Republicans winning city wide will be hard, especially ones who park tanks in front of their houses, have weird “robberies” by what appears to 1) be a hooker and 2) art insurance fraud.

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by COflyerBOS
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8262

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

Hobby has been remodeled and has a new central garage. And while the immediate area isn’t the best it is close to the Loop, Clear Lake, Pearland, Texas Medical Center, UH, TSU, Rice, UST, and more. The move to IAH is likely nothing more than that’s where the other airlines not named WN fly. AA has a...

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by COflyerBOS
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8262

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

Wild guess, but I’d imagine Houstonians are more loyal to WN at HOU than UA at IAH.

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18406

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Hmmmm. Space theme and new route to Houston. Thinking outside the box here but new service to Ellington Field “spaceport?”

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 14767

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

Interjet starting non-stop service to Leon/Guanajuato this summer. Nice addition. I've flown 4O to Monterey and thought it was a pleasant ride. Better than United if you're not flying up front.

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by COflyerBOS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 10008

Re: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again

LOL at this thread, especially the guy saying we'd see $30 oil before we got close to $80. Brent is trading over $65 today and has been slowly trending up (up $25 since the end of 2015).

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 14767

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

I don't remember B6 serving FLL from HOU. Austin has flights to Boston, JFK, Long Beach, and Fort Lauderdale.

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20741

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Am I supposed to believe that a Harvard educated lawyer who lives in metro DC with roots in Texas doesn't know who Sheila Jackson-Lee is?

Smell test.

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by COflyerBOS
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 21
Views: 3001

Re: Sun Country at Dallas Love Field

Anyone know who the University of Houston flew with to Honolulu? I saw a few pics of the interior on twitter but didn't recognize the seats. Looked like maybe a 2-3-2 set up 767?

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by COflyerBOS
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14704

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

They're graduate students. Hell yes they'd fly Norwegian and their family and friends would fly it here to come visit. I've hosted families from London, Birmingham, Nottingham (Arnold), Leeds, and even Saltburn-by-the-Sea over the last few years. Sure, it's not a standard Holiday, but when their Fan...

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by COflyerBOS
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14704

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

LOL at the notion that where people Holiday is the ultimate factor in whether a place is international or not. So, Cancun, Punta Cana, Phuket, and Santorini are international but a place with tons of consulates, multiple international prep schools, more than a dozen foreign flag carries, and the nat...

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?
Replies: 40
Views: 3533

Re: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?

It isn't just about the Houston side of O&D. Downtown Houston is a major player for travelers coming to Houston. There's a reason the 3 biggest hotels are all located in downtown proper and not the Galleria or Woodlands. Heck, Chevron wouldn't have made your arbitrary cut because they are techni...

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?
Replies: 40
Views: 3533

Re: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?

I'd love to see more B6 service but the fact of the matter is Houstonians are addicted/loyal to UA and WN. It's a hard nut to crack. Most folks here in Houston have never flown B6 so they have no idea that it's a great little airline. It'll never happen but I'd love to see twice a day to BOS, JFK, F...

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by COflyerBOS
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 6074

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

I love SQ's MAN route. I've flown it 4 times already since my best friends live in Birmingham, Newcastle, and Tees Valley. It makes a great way to reach the Midlands and points North.

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair to start IAH
Replies: 17
Views: 3157

Re: Bahamasair to start IAH

Interesting. I attended a Zina Garrison Fun Day in the Park at MacGregor Park last Sunday. Bahamas Air was a lead sponsor and I remember thinking how odd that was. Now, it makes sense. Zina Garrison, Carl Lewis, Leroy Burrell, Clyde Drexler and other Olympians/athletes from the Third Ward were all o...

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 50
Views: 10844

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, Brasil...

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 50
Views: 10844

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

There are a TON of holes in the market especially if they're looking for connections. Texas- Abilene, Waco, Beaumont, Del Rio, Longview, Tyler, Texarkana, Wichita Falls and San Angelo Mexico- Culiacan, Hermosillo, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mazatlan, Torreon, Ciudad del Carmen, Durango, Zacatecas, Campeche, ...

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by COflyerBOS
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7209

Re: IAH Future Routes

CO/UA handed the state over to American at those smaller markets. Maybe it was smart short term, but long term it's going to be hard to recover. It's also amazing to see Love service gone and service to the big Texas cities slashed as well. Used to be 10-13 flights day at the major airports all on m...

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by COflyerBOS
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7209

Re: IAH Future Routes

Guayaquil
Cali
Medellin
Maui
Paris
US expansion on E70-E90s

For non United;

KX- Bring back the turtle! I miss the turtle tail.
EK- bring back the 380
LX- Need a star carrier option other than LH
AV- Maybe to Colombia instead of UA

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27177

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

Nice to see UA do something at IAH but I'll stick with NZ to get to Melbourne. I fly there 3 times a year and love the NZ service and easy connection. Auckland is so much easier to navigate than Sydney. Just wish NZ would offer a nonstop to Hobart and then my life would be complete!

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by COflyerBOS
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68729

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

There's still water on Beltway 8 near Buffalo Bayou/Memorial Drive. It is causing havoc near I-10 and choking the few bridged roads between the Beltway and 610. Chimney Rock is a hot mess. So glad I live inside the Loop.

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by COflyerBOS
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13747

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

Damn, Houston can't catch a break. Sure, we've got highways and the weather is sticky and unbearable this time of year but to complain about "chain restaurants" and "bad hospitals" reveals more about you than the City of Houston. We're fat for a reason. The food scene is incredib...

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by COflyerBOS
Sun May 28, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 21795

Re: Whats next at IAH?

Sorry, I typed that wrong. Is supposed to read "sometime after the third quarter."

Orient Aviation says sometime after September for China Eastern to enter the market.

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by COflyerBOS
Sun May 28, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 21795

Re: Whats next at IAH?

China Eastern's service to Houston is now rumored to start in the third quarter. We'll see but it's still a solid rumor.

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by COflyerBOS
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?
Replies: 15
Views: 2832

Re: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?

I fly to SFO 3-4 times a year. I'd love to have an option other than United. WN at Oakland isn't an option for me. Wrong side of the Bay and no assigned seats.

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 69
Views: 8829

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

You do realize there are 50 states, right? 21st is only bad when you've been top five for a long time. Also, as an old guy that was born and raised in Houston and survived the 80s, this little blip on the radar is nothing compared to back then. Houston is actually still growing. It's just growing mo...

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 10395

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

Grady nailed it.

It also didn't help that Continental and United often priced gauged the Houston market. I've known people that have driven to Austin from the western suburbs to make a connection in IAH to save hundreds/thousands of bucks.

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 10395

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

Color me surprised. Anyone know which aircraft will fly the route?

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by COflyerBOS
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?
Replies: 41
Views: 9776

Re: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?

Flew this route over the New Year's. Met friends that live in Saltburn/Newcastle in Manchester to watch the Boro play Man U. LOVED having a non-stop. Also, as an 80s music nut, I loved Manchester. Have a trip planned this summer as a jumping off point for Newcastle and Scotland road trip. Hope it st...

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by COflyerBOS
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 23139

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

I'm in Auckland right now. Beautiful city. Loved the helicopter tour yesterday and tennis at the ASB. Strolled Devonport today. Off to Hobart tomorrow though. I flew in on NZ via IAH. Great flight. Packed to the gills in the back but 3 empties up front. Flying Qantas for the first time tomorrow, the...

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH under this new administration
Replies: 16
Views: 2828

Re: IAH under this new administration

Why would oil go up? Many in the industry think if he shoves the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines through, the glut will actually grow causing prices to dip. And never count out OPEC retaliating against a Trump presidency if he does something stupid in the Middle East. Also, if he blows up trade...

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by COflyerBOS
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed
Replies: 47
Views: 7748

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed

Interjet to Cancun!

Yes. See ya later, United. I've flown 4O twice to Monterrey now and it's a nifty little airline. This will be my go-to for long weekends now.

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by COflyerBOS
Wed May 25, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Ends IAH-LOS; SFO-TLV Goes Daily
Replies: 140
Views: 24936

RE: UA Ends IAH-LOS; SFO-TLV Goes Daily

I fly out of <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> often for international travel. I used to be very loyal to Continental but have had too many problems with the new United. I ditched the mileage game three years ago and have never been happi...

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by COflyerBOS
Fri May 13, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Courting ET
Replies: 44
Views: 5211

RE: IAH Courting ET

Can you please link to the report showing two straight months of negative job growth for Houston. I can't find a single source showing job losses month-over-month for the metro area. Job growth is WAY down but last I saw (April), 16,000 jobs were added year-over-year mainly due to a booming petroche...

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Looks To Scale Back IAH Slightly...
Replies: 133
Views: 18719

RE: UA Looks To Scale Back IAH Slightly...

Anecdotal evidence versus facts. According to the latest hotel report, hotel occupancy in the Houston area stands at 71.9%. That outperforms the national average by nearly 6%. Room rates are also up year-over-year but revenue per room is down slightly. Certain markets are going to be hit hard. I wou...

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Names Munoz CEO, Smisek Steps Down
Replies: 261
Views: 36753

RE: United Names Munoz CEO, Smisek Steps Down

Maybe this is also why his wife filed for divorce? Everyone in Tanglewood saw that one coming as she never even bothered to move with him to Chicago.

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Joins Ban On Big Game Trophy Transport
Replies: 38
Views: 5306

RE: United Joins Ban On Big Game Trophy Transport

The only argument more stupid than hunting big game helps keep the population healthier is the one that killing these animals feeds the local people who are so desperately hungry. Cut the crap. If you like hunting; fine. But quit acting like it is for anything other than the joy of killing. And, let...

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by COflyerBOS
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1
Replies: 261
Views: 22306

Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

You were lucky with a 45 minute line. I flew in from London last week on Sunday and the scene was CRUSHED. The line upstairs was well over an hour and the place was hotter than hell. After finally making it through, I then proceeded downstairs. Not sure how, but it was an even bigger cluster. The cr...

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1
Replies: 261
Views: 22306

Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Cayman, Air Jamaica, Sahsha, Aviateca, Viasa, South African, Royal Jordanian, Gulf Air, British Caledonian and PIA are the ones I know of that no longer fly here (or at all).

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor To Start AUS-FRA
Replies: 69
Views: 12801

RE: Condor To Start AUS-FRA

3-4 hours to drive between Austin and Houston?

Are you riding a tractor?

I live near Rice, and if I leave at the right time, I can arrive at my brother's house off of Windsor in Austin in 2 hours flat. Set the cruise control on 80 and it's a breeze.

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1
Replies: 261
Views: 22306

Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

I am off to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> this weekend. Been loyal to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> the last few trips but holy moly their biz fares were triple United's so I am taking my first 788 trip on <acronym title="United Airline...

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by COflyerBOS
Fri May 01, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holes In IAH's Domestic Network
Replies: 17
Views: 2693

RE: Holes In IAH's Domestic Network

With the <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> hub being scaled back and US Airway's connections going away, what are United's plans for the South? <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> ...

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by COflyerBOS
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Of Houston Aiming For Nonstop Houston-Mumbai
Replies: 79
Views: 12170

RE: City Of Houston Aiming For Nonstop Houston-Mumbai

Where in the world are you looking for a house that has seen price decreases? March 2015 numbers just came out from <acronym title="Harrisburg - Skyport (HAR) (closed), USA - Pennsylvania">HAR</acronym> and the average and median price of homes in greater Houston increased; again. Inventory is at hi...

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ announce AKL-IAH from December
Replies: 156
Views: 21602

NZ announce AKL-IAH from December

Such great news. <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> > <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>. I can't wait to book my first trip and getting to avoid <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>/<acronym title="San Francisco - Inte...

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE And IAH
Replies: 39
Views: 5385

RE: KE And IAH

UA waited too long in my case. I am no longer loyal and after experiencing the foreign flag carriers, there's no way I would return. As for <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym>, I am set to fly out in 5 weeks to visit my best friend from high school who has lived in Thailand for the last 18 year...

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by COflyerBOS
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet To Start MEX-IAH Route On May 12
Replies: 20
Views: 4224

RE: Interjet To Start MEX-IAH Route On May 12

I flew Interjet <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<acronym title="Monterrey - General Mariano Escobedo International (MTY / MMMY), Mexico">MTY</acronym> a few weeks ago to go watch a friend play in the WTA Tournament down in Monterrey. Th...

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by COflyerBOS
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Pulled Out Of Jackson MS Why?
Replies: 61
Views: 11185

RE: Southwest Pulled Out Of Jackson MS Why?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RDH3E" class="quote" target="_blank">RDH3E</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I was wondering if ...

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Grows At IAH By 2.7%
Replies: 42
Views: 4682

RE: UA Grows At IAH By 2.7%

United has grown 2.7% compared to what? Last year? 2013? Pre-merger days?

This article is nothing more than spin for the original poster.

United is down compared to the height of Continental's service. The number of cities cut dwarfs those added.

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by COflyerBOS
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM Announces MSY-PTY Service
Replies: 60
Views: 10425

CM Announces MSY-PTY Service

3 times a week with pretty good connections to Sao Paulo, Rio, Barranquilla, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Cartagena, Lima, Managua, San Jose, Medellin, and a few others.

I can see this working.

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