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by mia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32867

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Name me one nonstop route or market that UA has a monopoly on ? Most destinations from EWR are served without competition, and don't give me this the BuT JfK oR lGa oFfEr SeRvIcE tO ThOsE dEsTiNaTiOnS. Furthermore, some routes from EWR are without competition in the general metro region: PQI YQB EY...

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by mia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32867

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Of all the carriers, UA is the most likely to create a police state. Their puny carry-on allowance (personal-item-only allowance) for basic economy is unreal, and you can't even get your boarding pass until an agent has looked at your personal item BEFORE you go through security. So unless you have...

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by mia
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 10930

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

Ideally this would reduce the cost of hotels in St Lucia starting in 2020.

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by mia
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33654

Re: WN to close EWR

Dont be bashful or post in code. Name the project that was killed, along with the price tag. Im sure it will spur a good conversation about the merits of a small state with budget issues funding a grandiose project without a federal funding backstop Hes referring to the funds Christie diverted from...

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by mia
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13720

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

When I see that an activist state like NY or CA is suing a company, I immediately question the motives. When I see people use terms like "activist state" I immediately question their world view. Suddenly, for someone like you, its OK for a government not to enforce the law? I am not one t...

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by mia
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33654

Re: WN to close EWR

What's the point of keeping ISP open now? Captive loyalists. F9 proved that you can fill seats at ISP with competitive fares. WN has no interest in competition at ISP which keeps fares high enough to not be worth the drive or train ride out to Ronkonkoma. They started in the New York area with ISP....

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by mia
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 8064

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

UA neither controls nor manages AV. In fact, they specifically put Efromovich's stake in AV under the former TACA owner's control to avoid this problem. Your second sentence leads me to believe that in fact they DO control AV in that they were able to structure the deal in a way to "avoid"...

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by mia
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Massive American Airlines Expansion This Week; New Routes/Upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 3786

Re: Massive American Airlines Expansion This Week; New Routes/Upgrades

cporcelli78 wrote:
poor ISP


For real. I think F9 proved there is catchment to ISP from the City. Which is probably what other carriers are afraid of.

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by mia
Thu May 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10358

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Think about that for a minute. If the “Product and service doesn’t matter as long as we’re cheap” mantra stopped working for Spirit , why would AA expect it to work for them long term? The changes are reflected in their stock price. Anecdotally, I was forced to fly Spirit last year (at about this t...

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by mia
Tue May 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 879
Views: 105313

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DJSNOLA wrote:
Looking good and thanks for sharing! but I still have to scratch my head and wonder why up until mid April anyone in their right mind though this aiport was going to be ready for May 15th? the CMAR should know better...


I surmise that they really weren't paying attention during Carnival season.

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by mia
Wed May 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3693

Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

Orthodox couple sues Spirit Airlines, contending anti-Semitic flight attendant https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article230124544.html The article includes hilarious quotes like, all they "wanted a peaceful flight to Fort Lauderdale and to enjoy the start of their family ...

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by mia
Mon May 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7254

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

B6 is the least profitable of the major US carriers and its costs are rising. Don't rule out a takeover. AA has knocked out a competitor several times before by buying them (then subsequently shrinking their network). AirCal, Reno Air, TWA....B6 is not in the same league as those three former airli...

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by mia
Fri May 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 18595

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Miami wrote:
Because of the MIA haters on this thread, my thread got deleted.


I do not understand why the compulsion to delete threads instead of allowing threads to come and go organically.

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by mia
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10571

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

So then how do you book your tickets or choose seats and such? And yes, Seat Guru DOES have erroneous info at times. Whatevs... :roll: Bro, when I book a seat I look at whatever pops up on the website. However, when I am comparing options and seat pitch and AC I do not have time to go through the d...

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by mia
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10571

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

Except I do not have time to goto the airline's websites and find the seat maps, wherever they decide to publish them. I have NEVER gone to seat guru and found erroneous layouts. Airlines do not normally change seat configs. Seatguru is extremely slow in updating the seatmaps for airlines. They are ...

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by mia
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10571

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

xxcr wrote:
Seatguru is extremely slow in updating the seatmaps for airlines. They are usually the last site that i'd use for seat reference. UA now offers the following classes when traveling.



Really? The last place you look? Whats the first and second? Genuinely curious.

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by mia
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 10582

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

I have to agree. It’s remarkable how Spirit’s presence has affected AA over the past decade. They went from having a very comfortable product on the 737-800s with a great FF program, to just being an expensive version Spirit. I’m glad to see NK continue to expand and allow more people to travel who...

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by mia
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 879
Views: 105313

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Is it just me, or would it be better if the thread was actually "MSY Thread" instead of New Orleans thread?

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by mia
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx returns Cuba frequencies to DOT
Replies: 21
Views: 5533

Re: FedEx returns Cuba frequencies to DOT

It’s not a surprise to me. DHL doesn’t even run a regular service from PTY or anywhere for that matter.

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by mia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 118227

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

I’m not surprised Cuba is a money pit considering how price sensitive and baggage allowance sensitive Cuban travelers are. Anecdotally: I think they have built a cult following among some travelers to Cuba. I have repeatedly heard friends and family say they’ll only goto Cuba on jetblue because of t...

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by mia
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Wifi status?
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Spirit Airlines Wifi status?

Does anyone have any visibility into the order in which Spirit's AC will be equipped with Wifi?

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by mia
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?
Replies: 46
Views: 5206

Re: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?

[quote="cedarjet"]
I live in Surrey, southwest of London,/quote]


Right because airlines consistently fill flights with people from the immediate surrounding area.

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by mia
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?
Replies: 46
Views: 5206

Re: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?

https://web.coachusa.com/info/shortline ... xpress.asp?)

At least with JFK EWR you can always catch the next option, SWF you can’t.
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Dedicated bus service? So you mean if I miss the 4pm bus I won’t be able to catch the next one? (Source: https://web.coachusa.com/info/shortline ... xpress.asp?)

At least with JFK EWR you can always catch the next option, SWF you can’t.

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by mia
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?
Replies: 46
Views: 5206

Re: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?

https://web.coachusa.com/info/shortline ... xpress.asp?)

At least with JFK EWR you can always catch the next option, SWF you can’t.
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Dedicated bus service? So you mean if I miss the 4pm bus I won’t be able to catch the next one? (Source: https://web.coachusa.com/info/shortline ... xpress.asp?)

At least with JFK EWR you can always catch the next option, SWF you can’t.

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by mia
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?
Replies: 46
Views: 5206

Re: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?

I don’t know why, in spite of what has been said in the forum. NORWEGIAN caters to cheapskates willing to inconvenience themselves extremely to save a few bucks (the same cheapskates who stay in Airbnb’s and make neighborhood unaffordable for actual tenants). I live in Brooklyn. If I were to take a ...

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by mia
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92739

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

So the west loop is arrivals and the east loop is departures?

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by mia
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?
Replies: 40
Views: 5893

Re: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?

I dont want to give anyone ideas but I flew Eagle (Republic) with an updated interior the other day and I actually thought to myself "these seats are more comfortable than I remember.

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by mia
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92739

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

@DJSNOLA no wifi. Allegedly its coming as others have noted.

@LAX772LR they are also an airline that refuses to participate in pre-check.

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by mia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92739

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Typically when MSY has a route that gets more competition the lower fares stimulate O&D significantly. With reliability now better than some of the legacies, WIFI and other improvements, they can hold their own. I used to be a NEVER Spirit guy and I have to say, their low fares (in spite of nic...

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by mia
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92189

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I was talking to someone last night who was laid off from Jet Blue as part of the headcount changes and he did not disagree with me that the company missed an opportunity the acquisition of VX to shake the market up. HE was talking about "its all about the next big plane order" and what th...

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by mia
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central & East Coast Florida Thread - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 4985

Re: Northern Central & East Coast of Florida thread....JAX / UST / DAB / MLB / VRB / GNV

AA announced 2x DFW-GNV . Flight will be operated on ERJ-145 beginning on Mar 2019.

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by mia
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:400 huge model collection for sale on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 5259

Re: 1:400 huge model collection for sale on eBay

No best offer option on the models?

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by mia
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Selling a Cutaway BOAC Scale Model in Southern California
Replies: 0
Views: 3262

Selling a Cutaway BOAC Scale Model in Southern California

Hey all, I am selling a salvaged BOAC Vickers model plane in Southern California. Dimensions are: 82" nose to tail, 73" wingspan, 17" top of rear jet to bottom. The item sustained damage, but it is repairable. It is currently located in Southern California and is being sold as is wher...

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by mia
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Salvage BOAC Vicount Model
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

Salvage BOAC Vicount Model

Hey y'all. I have a salvage vintage BOAC Viscount Jet model. It is an agency model with an interior cutaway on a stand. The item as damaged in transit. The item would be sold as is where is in Southern California. I can provide pictures of the item in its current condition.

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by mia
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for MIA (route wise)?
Replies: 46
Views: 3578

Re: What's next for MIA (route wise)?

MIA-COR seems reasonable.

And I think they would be demand for MIA-LPA to come back or a try at a MIA-TFS.

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by mia
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does catering work at isolated airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2983

Re: How does catering work at isolated airports?

Thanks everyone for the kind responses. I think of New Orleans as an isolated airport because it just recently started serving 2 international routes. Its domestic routes are all minor and basic not requiring much in terms of in flight catering. I stand corrected with regards to operators: https://w...

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by mia
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does catering work at isolated airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2983

Re: How does catering work at isolated airports?

Does MSY have local catering?

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by mia
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does catering work at isolated airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2983

How does catering work at isolated airports?

So I was in MSY this weekend and I saw the DE 767 and the BA 787. How do these airlines cater the flights? Do they truck in the catering from IAH? Do they fly the food in as cargo?

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by mia
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Re: WOW Air starting New York JFK flights

Does anyone know what terminal they’ll be flying out of? They haven’t announced that detail.

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by mia
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92739

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

On a personal note re: Chick-Fil-A. I wasnt a huge fan of theirs but I find myself working with them and their owner operators a substantial amount of my time. The CFA corporate structure is impressive, and their priorities don't get the positive attention their deserve. They have really high retent...

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by mia
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6278

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

I look at flights to New Orleans from New York, and South Florida from New York. You used to be able to find $200-$250 on the routes for a weekend trip. Now, the only way to find those fares is to fly on a Wednesday or morning on Saturday and fly back Tuesday morning. We do not have enough real comp...

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by mia
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 8437

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

As someone who lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan, I avoid flying out of Newark like the plague. A car from Newark home at night is a minimum $100 dollars. Meanwhile a late night ride from JFK to home is $35. The NJT train to air train is obnoxious. While, it takes 45 minutes from midtown Manh...

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by mia
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92739

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

It’s a double edged sword: I am a cheapskate and the cancelled flight means I won’t convince myself driving out to Islip is convenient for a rock bottom fare. If they stayed around Id fly them again. In fact, I’m going back home next week, from Islip, whoopeee!

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by mia
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier ending MSY-ISP/PVD
Replies: 16
Views: 2502

Re: Frontier ending MSY-ISP/PVD

LAX772LR wrote:
mia wrote:
I know it’s Mardi Gras season and all. I am taking it again in 2 weeks.

No it isn't. Mardi Gras isn't for nearly 3wks, and the traffic doesn't react anywhere near this early.


OKAY man. Mardi Gras season started on Saturday with Krewe de Vieux.

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by mia
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92739

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

It's a shame the Frontier Airlines cancelled the flights. I just got back on the flight. It was full, but the times sure were inconvenient! I am glad it was cancelled. Mainly because the temptation to take their cheap flight ruins an entire travel day on the way back. I got to the city at 5 pm after...

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by mia
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier ending MSY-ISP/PVD
Replies: 16
Views: 2502

Re: Frontier ending MSY-ISP/PVD

I flew the route yesterday and it was full to the gills. I know it’s Mardi Gras season and all. I am taking it again in 2 weeks. Flying to New Orleans was finally affordable from New York. Oh well.

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by mia
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 21105

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Florida State University Seminoles headed back to Tallahassee after a savage beating at the hands of the Boston College Hawks. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8904/history/20171028/0510Z/KBOS/KTLH Not to editorialize: I travelled to Boston to see FSU and I can confirm, my view from row two was...

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by mia
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTM to US
Replies: 15
Views: 2580

YTM to US

Does anyone know if there have ever been direct flights from the US to YTM? I am thinking a seasonal 2x weekly from New York City or Boston may sell. Today, Porter could possibly do the flight from EWR or Jet Blue from JFK (code share with Porter). There would be New York City originating traffic an...

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by mia
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAV airport runway issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

HAV airport runway issues

Independent Cuban press outlet Diario de Cuba is reporting that flights out of HAV may be suffering delays due to a runway issue. Part of the runway is reported to have "sunk". This part of the runway was last repairs 10 years ago. The article is in Spanish only. Sorry! http://m.diariodecu...

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by mia
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 87813

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Here are the 2016 O&D stats by market for MSY. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17IuhbGkjYzMhCed7__Iw3qz9GdujWQaaE_YodYw0qXk/edit?usp=sharing NYC continued to be the largest market, but experienced a 6.1% decline in total passengers from 2015. Among markets with total pax greater than 50,...

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