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by toltommy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 35
Views: 4919

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

I find it impressive that United offers both the largest aircraft and most frequency on New York-California transcons. SFO-EWR is 1x 78J, 2x 77W, and 3x 772 daily. LAX-EWR is 2x 78J and 1x 772 daily. Technically, UA offers the largest aircraft and most frequency on NEW JERSEY-California transcons.....

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by toltommy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 137
Views: 18031

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

I'm curious to know what this means for both DL and their chosen partners in terms of costs going forward. The partners are going to be regionalized and each given a big chunk of flying. Does this give Skywest an advantage the next time their contract comes up? To a lesser extent, the case could be ...

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by toltommy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2890

Re: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Not related to the sponsorship deal, but I just have to ask, how does two NFL teams share one stadium?


The New York Jets and New York Giants share MetLife Stadium. So it's been done.

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by toltommy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41317

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Aceskywalker wrote:
MNL? Seems like this ICN-MNL route on DL metal is a waste.


I'm guessing the route planners and finance folks at DL have a good handle on that. Clearly if they thought the ROI would be better elsewhere, they'd move the plane. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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by toltommy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 5720

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

These are on point. People forget as well that when DEN was built it was considered out in the middle of nowhere similar to how DFW originally was. That was the reason HP founder Ed Beauvais founded Western Pacific Airlines at COS...he thought DEN's location would allow him to draw sufficient traff...

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by toltommy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 8243

Re: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019

PVD almost always seems to get far fewer diversions than it can handle. There were about 12 empty gates even after they received the 2 diversions they got. I wonder why that is? How many of those gates are not leased to an airline? The last place you really want a diversion is on a gate. Especially...

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by toltommy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6824

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

Noise wrote:
EYW needs to extend that runway to accommodate flights to YYZ.


Why? There's already service to EWR and ORD. I would think YYZ is possible using the existing runway. The locals won't support expansion of the runway.

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by toltommy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New special livery for Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: New livery for Alaska

Might want to change the thread title to "new SPECIAL livery for Alaska"...

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by toltommy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6856

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Ishrion wrote:
It seems to have a lot of award space in business open last I heard... not so good.


You heard? Source? Not many J seats left this month, of course thats no indication if they were awards or paid. But if so few are still in inventory, sounds like there is good demand. Loads so far are strong.

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by toltommy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7098

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

I think the hub will certainly grow. The airport advisory board has already said the redevelopment will meet the airport's needs for only five years after completion. According to the link provided that five year timeline was with the North concourse not being fully built out as part of the initial...

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by toltommy
Sun May 26, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 13724

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

AA at EYW has grown a ton in the past year or so with the addition of PHL, DFW, and ORD. How many flights did CLT-EYW have at this time last year? AA doesn't operate the 737-700... would the 737-800 and A319 be able to fly on EYW's 4,801 ft runway? All 3 started as a weekly flight that moved to dai...

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by toltommy
Mon May 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9614

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

stburke wrote:
What do you think the strategic plan here is? Renovate C (Done 2020?), build F (Done 2025), Demolish C (2026?), build new C (2030?).


The new F will allow the renovation/rebuild of C. F first, everything else comes after.

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by toltommy
Fri May 10, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8893

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

Delta relied heavily on the TriStar back in the days of the DFW hub. Did the plane have the legs to fly trans-atlantic from DFW?

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by toltommy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N.E. United States Weather Diversions - April 26
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Re: N.E. United States Weather Diversions - April 26

CLT had a number of diversions yesterday afternoon. I was on AA4648 EYW-CLT yesterday. We were one of 6 flight that diverted to GSP. We were told CLT was in a ground stop due to winds.

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by toltommy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA
Replies: 29
Views: 9189

Re: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA

Luckily it happend in Switzerland and not in Canada, so pax are covered with full EU rights. Free accommodation and meals, compensation etc.! Not too bad to stay an extra night in such a beautiful city like GVA, all expanses paid for and receiving 600EUR on top for flying the next day. Why would pa...

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by toltommy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14599

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

drgmobile wrote:
It's more like the other way around. What does Varadero NOT HAVE that Cancun and Punta Cana DOES?


Oh I don't know... How about the right of your bartender to tell you what he thinks of his government, without winding up in jail?

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by toltommy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20686

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

I guess you could say that with this move, Delta is FINALLLY erasing the last bit of Northwest they could find. IIRC the 320 fleet is all PMNW aircraft....

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by toltommy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14359

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

My parents live in Bucks county (northern suburbs of philly, for others). And I used to live in europe, so I flew international to the Philly area a bit. I always checked both PHL and EWR. JFK - no. Combined with NYC traffic jams, JFK really wouldn't enter into it. For a lot of people, it's all abo...

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by toltommy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/31/3019:AV Pulls More Routes;DL Drops SLC-ELP;G4 Adds Intl?;UA Bulks Up 2nd Tier SFO Transcons
Replies: 96
Views: 14072

Re: OAG Changes 3/31/3019:AV Pulls More Routes;DL Drops SLC-ELP;G4 Adds Intl?;UA Bulks Up 2nd Tier SFO Transcons

AA moving ORD-EYW is a great addition. DFW started as weekends only and quickly went daily. It would be nice to see the Saturday only PHL flight move to daily as well.

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by toltommy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?
Replies: 71
Views: 7750

Re: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?

BA, B6, SK, LH, AF, Easyjet, LATAM, AS, Spirit, Allegiant, KLM, the list goes on and on, all of these fleets are almost solely 737 or A320. Um.... BA - Flies both Boeing and Airbus (currently has orders for both) B6 - Flies Embraer and Airbus, recently chose between Airbus (Bombardier) and Embraer ...

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by toltommy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling
Replies: 5
Views: 2646

Re: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling

It's entirely possible that Skywest has lost one of it's two contracts at JAC, and decided it didn't make financial sense to keep the other. United has been moving work to it's wholly owned subsidiary (United Ground Express). Who know what DL would be doing now that that they've sold off DGS. But it...

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by toltommy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15813

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

I wonder if AA will start serving KEF from PHL now and drop the DFW service altogether. Not this summer. AA's gates at PHL are maxed out. The airport has even pushed 2 more mobile boarding units into service. Right now the plan is only to use them for deplaning, but at least 2 inbounds a day deplan...

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by toltommy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15813

Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/03/ ... -woes.html
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Icelandair had announced that they will not resume service to CLE this summer, blaming the decision on the grounding of their 3 737 MAX 8 aircraft...

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/03/ ... -woes.html

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by toltommy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9
Replies: 29
Views: 8410

Re: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9

It's not like airlines can just tell Boeing, "what the hell we don't want the planes." There is such finite language in contracts - in addition to the roughly 20% down payment an airline would lose, in addition to fees and such, that it's laughable people think it's like turning in the ke...

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by toltommy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 96180

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

There is so many places they could go from Detroit to undercut Delta but chose not to. I know we are not supposed to feed the troll, but sometime the troll needs a reality check.... Yes there areplenty of places they could go from DTW and undercut Delta. But on the other hand, there are MORE places...

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by toltommy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL Announces Amsterdam Hub - April 6, 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 5034

Re: LEVEL Announces Amsterdam Hub - April 6, 2019

factsonly wrote:
IAG has announced that LEVEL will commence flights from a new 3x aircraft hub at Amsterdam Schiphol from April, 6th 2019.


Do you mean a connecting hub? Or an aircraft base? Judging from the routes announced, it looks more like LEVEL intends to base 3 aircraft at AMS.

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by toltommy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL Announces Amsterdam Hub - April 6, 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 5034

Re: LEVEL Announces Amsterdam Hub - April 6, 2019

factsonly wrote:
IAG has announced that LEVEL will commence flights from a new 3x aircraft hub at Amsterdam Schiphol from April, 6th 2019.


Do you mean a connecting hub? Or an aircraft base? Judging from the routes announced, it looks more like LEVEL intends to base 3 aircraft at AMS.

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by toltommy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline
Replies: 41
Views: 6301

Re: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline

This is exactly what I’ve been thinking reading through this thread. It seems akin to letting the fox guard the main henhouse. DGS could certainly work SY in between their own DL flights & prioritize SY behind everything else, but would that be contractually correct to do? I suppose it would be...

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by toltommy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Norwegian leave EWR at some point?
Replies: 20
Views: 2420

Re: Could Norwegian leave EWR at some point?

BCN and FCO had very high load factors for DY this year. Wouldn't make sense to lose them. High load factors don't mean everything. Yield can be sacrificed to get a high load factor. In that case, it may make sense to deploy the assets elsewhere. Not saying thats the case at EWR, but yields have to...

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by toltommy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?
Replies: 38
Views: 5610

Re: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?

It would make perfect sense for B6 to serve ISP. There is a significant reservoir of population on Long Island (including quite a bit of money in the Hamptons...) and McArthur is more convenient than JFK for anybody living east of Levittown. But if B6 (or anybody) is $5 cheaper from JFK, all that t...

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by toltommy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 10468

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

AA posted a management position at KEF this week. So they must plan for KEF to stick around.

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by toltommy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 10468

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

Both G4 and F9 on CLE-CHS? That's a lot of seats in a market that never had anywhere close to that level of service back in the CO hub days.

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by toltommy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF
Replies: 104
Views: 16002

Re: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF

I do believe the US based are Norwegian Employees and are unionized with a contract. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2017/04/01/labor-unions-fought-norwegian-air-affiliates-then-suddenly-iam-and-afa-are-on-the-property/#4311dc711a3a Did you read the article? Not only does it state they are con...

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by toltommy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12409

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

Like I keep saying- MEM is the BEST place for an airline to setup. Its being completely redone and will be very nice once completed. Im sure operating costs are lower considering its a city thats not doing so well, but on the other hand would be a SOLID competitor to both CLT and ATL. FedEx is ther...

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by toltommy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20432

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Didn't everyone get their knickers in a twist when AA wanted to move a HAV slot from CLT to MIA?

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by toltommy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 10337

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

I would not be surprised if an attempt is made merge CommutAir and Expressjet. I would be surprised. First of all, they currently are owned by two separate companies. Champlain owns one, this Mana JV owns the other. Even if they were one company, you can't whipsaw one pilot group against the other ...

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by toltommy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Volaris at CLT?
Replies: 12
Views: 3031

Re: What happened to Volaris at CLT?

Who is doing their ground handling at CLT? I would think someone in ops would be calling the fueler with the amount needed.

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by toltommy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7738

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

I may be mistaken, but I believe their pilot contract requires any flying sold as a Southwest flight to be flown by a Southwest pilot.

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by toltommy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Wifi status?
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Re: Spirit Airlines Wifi

tkoenig95 wrote:
If its anything like their repaint status I would assume spotty at best, maybe a few without ever seeing WIFI service.


WiFi generates ancillary revenue. Painting the plane in the current livery doesn’t. They’ll contract with a provider, who will be required to meet timelines set by Spirit.

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by toltommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Global Services + Argenbringht Holdings = New DGS
Replies: 19
Views: 7790

Re: Delta Global Services + Argenbringht Holdings = New DGS

This will be interesting to watch unfold... Why take away flight benefits? I can’t imagine it’s hard for the company to offer? There's a cost to everything, including pass benefits. Delta must have decided that DGS wasn't providing the savings they wanted. So they could monetize it and sell it off....

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by toltommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Global Services + Argenbringht Holdings = New DGS
Replies: 19
Views: 7790

Re: Delta Global Services + Argenbringht Holdings = New DGS

Darn that search function. But yes its a total kick in the teeth to DGS people. Wonder how long DL committed to the current locations. After that commitment is gone, DL will be looking for lowest bidder.

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by toltommy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 68
Views: 12753

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

I highly doubt Delta is going to take 12-16 gates. It’s just not going to happen. Perhaps the OP means gates A12 through A16? That's more likely. The only thing I could see happening is incremental additions to their current service. But that only happens if it doesn't harm existing yields. A SkyCl...

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by toltommy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 8172

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

Thank you for correcting me as I do appreciate the further information you have provided and obviously posted from someone who was crew back then so once again it's appreciated as I wasn't aware of the fact that the L1011 was being used by Delta on DTW to LGW :-) No problem, that's actually the poi...

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by toltommy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 8172

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

Delta never operated LGW to Detroit with the L1011 it was flown with the A310's inherited from the bankruptcy of Pan Am. Yes they did. I flew it on the -500. I also flew it on the 310 when DL still operated the LGW-DTW-CLE tag. When CLE got dropped, it got upgraded to the TriStar. It was part of a ...

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by toltommy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 15945

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Whoever said the combined carrier would have no SW US or SE US presence, WTH are you smokin', put it down, you've had enough. Where are the cariers hubs now, FLL , where is that SOUTHEAST, and Alaska, SAN , where is that, SOUTHWEST. Feel free to report for your DOT test any time. For leaving the co...

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by toltommy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 15945

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I see the opposite; more than one person has privately shared the long-term vision of B6 eventually being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group. And to be clear, while it would be an acquisition, the thought would be to allow full codesharing between the two, harmonization of routes between...

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by toltommy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner
Replies: 12
Views: 2164

Re: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner

To be fair, DGS has not taken over yet and neither SY nor DGS have made any type of public announcement about it. They SY/DGS are purposely being very quiet about things. To be fair, had the reporter done any research, the question of outsourcing would have come up. Example: “Sun County’s first att...

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by toltommy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 17456

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

United Airline wrote:
I don't think they should cut HKG completely. They did HKG-NRT-HKG for many years though. Why not try HKG-ICN-HKG?


That’s what they will do. But the ICN-HKG leg has to be on KE metal. DL likely doesn’t have the traffic rights to fly it on their own.

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by toltommy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner
Replies: 12
Views: 2164

Re: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner

From the article:

"Sun Country also may try again to farm out ground operations at a later date to focus on flying and sales."

SY has contracted DGS to do their ground handling at MSP. Makes one wonder if any fact checking was done at all.

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