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by Cubsrule
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 27
Views: 837

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

It’s almost worthless, but YYZ to YTZ actually isn’t bad. UPExpress to Union Station and then the free bus or a ~15 minute walk to YTZ. It’s about 45 minutes landslide to landside.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: AA263 ?Diversion

Also, AA9647 will fly DFW-YYC to pick up the stranded passengers in Calgary: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9647/history/20181012/0100Z/KDFW/CYYC ...and apparently they will be flown back to Dallas as AA9240: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9240/history/20181012/0600Z/CYYC/KDFW I don...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airport has the most RJ flights daily?
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Which airport has the most RJ flights daily?

I think it’s probably ORD, which had about 700 on peak days last spring.

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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 6714

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

I think maybe in the long term once the toast rack is complete it might be possible to have 1 pier shared between airlines and dedicated to US flights. But that'd be many years in the future and who knows. That's what I think, it's easier to have 1-2 pier specifically designed for US flights. I dou...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 4695

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

flyPIT wrote:
Great news for BNA and BA, as well as the B787 and its continued success in opening new routes.


Indeed. Daily 788 is probably all BNA can reasonably expect unless/until BA get the 787 engine issues sorted out.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Exit row regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: U.S. Exit row regulations

Have you ever been in turbulence before? Stuff gets thrown about everywhere. This is why virtually EVERY country except the US requires that baggage be kept clear from the exit rows because it would impede an evacuation. Turbulence that causes bags to come out from under seats? No. The far more com...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Exit row regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: U.S. Exit row regulations

You're looking for 14 CFR 121.285(d)(4): "...[Carry-on baggage] is not located in a position that obstructs the access to, or use of, any required emergency or regular exit, or the use of the aisle between the crew and the passenger compartment, or is located in a position that obscures any pa...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Exit row regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: U.S. Exit row regulations

Not related to exit rows, but a similar thing I've noticed on non-US airlines is the policy to keep window shades open on takeoff and landing. I've never heard a US carrier say anything about it (and a lot of the time, particularly in the summer, all of the window shades are closed when you board a...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops
Replies: 34
Views: 4032

Re: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops

Plus, the lack of any serious investment in the airport for 20 years (Terminal 5 was the last big expansion, and that was >25 yrs ago), means its facilities are seriously outdated. I’m not really an ORD apologist, but what’s outdated about an area like Concourse G? It’s been nearly 20 years since i...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 12908

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

Whoever wrote above that DL has similar specs and why are their passengers not enraged like they are at other carriers, go fly Delta, repeatedly. You will find that aside from the rapidly exiting MD88/90 fleet, there is unbelievable CONSISTENCY across the flights, and I cant even remember the last ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops
Replies: 34
Views: 4032

Re: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops

Plus, the lack of any serious investment in the airport for 20 years (Terminal 5 was the last big expansion, and that was >25 yrs ago), means its facilities are seriously outdated. I’m not really an ORD apologist, but what’s outdated about an area like Concourse G? It’s been nearly 20 years since i...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 88
Views: 3385

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

In North America, YYZ is probably the best. Four trains per hour all day, one seat, 25 minutes, three stops, comfortable seats, Wifi, and I think power as well. About the only knock on it is the price (IINM $12.35 CAD each way if you buy a return, about $9.60 US at the current exchange rate), and ev...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 3890

Re: Rzeszów to Newark

Having just returned from WAW, KRK and WRO I too am surprised by the lack of non-stop connectivity to Poland from the US. WAW is an excellent airport to connect through and there are tons of North Americans in KRK. Would be interesting to see UA add EWR or IAD-KRK as the 787s come online and free u...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 3890

Re: Rzeszów to Newark

Incredible to think that this flight works from such a small airport. Maybe the 737-8MAX could pick the flight up soon? Distance is too far for any narrow-body nonstop. Even the A321XLR project only would be Germany to JFK/EWR. I'm surprised that KRK can work from ORD but not JFK or EWR...not enoug...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 3890

Re: Rzeszów to Newark

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
What’s the story behind this flight?

GF


VFR. Lots of Polish-Americans from Podkarpackie.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS program extended for another 5 years.
Replies: 46
Views: 2921

Re: EAS program extended for another 5 years.

The program has actually improved greatly. The elimination of 19 seaters and split of markets into ones that can support 50 seaters (usually with a relatively small subsidy) and those that can only support 9 seaters flown Part 135, but on a better schedule and with lower fares, has really improved ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS program extended for another 5 years.
Replies: 46
Views: 2921

Re: EAS program extended for another 5 years.

stl07 wrote:
Surprise surprise, the US excuse of not having HSR passes again.

Except for Alaska and a few other remote cities, EAS is simply a byproduct of not having reliable longer distance train travel


You think places like PAH or VEL would get HSR in a pro-HSR country?

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN get any of its 737-700 planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 20
Views: 2432

Re: Will WN get any of its 737-700 planes ETOPS certified?

hiflyeras wrote:
All I've heard is crickets when it comes to how their ETOPS is going. Have they even started any proving runs yet? Outfitting a/c with rafts? Mock evacuations?


WN has had aircraft with rafts since the 738s began arriving or just a bit after that.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12659

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Thanks for the references, I could not find them. But, yes, it was a normal go-around. Namely, as soon as it was confirmed that they were "unstablized" (lateral track violated) a go-around was performed. If it’s normal at AC to call the tower shaken up after a goaround, their safety cultu...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 4961

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

Why couldn't MKE tap into Chicago's north side population? They could promote their service as being better by having less traffic to the airport and a greatly improved international arrivals experience that could save passengers significant time. They just need to market it. For those on most of t...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12659

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Thanks for the references, I could not find them. But, yes, it was a normal go-around. Namely, as soon as it was confirmed that they were "unstablized" (lateral track violated) a go-around was performed. If it’s normal at AC to call the tower shaken up after a goaround, their safety cultu...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12659

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

UA told SFO ground that AC was lined up with the taxiway. That information was not passed into SFO tower frequency, the frequency on which AC759 was working. It appears that while one controller was working both frequencies, neither could hear the other. So they didn't hear UA's comments, nor did U...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12659

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

UA told SFO ground that AC was lined up with the taxiway. That information was not passed into SFO tower frequency, the frequency on which AC759 was working. It appears that while one controller was working both frequencies, neither could hear the other. So they didn't hear UA's comments, nor did U...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12659

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

As stated above, when the flight crew handed the aircraft over to maintenance on arrival, in their minds there was no need to pull the C/Bs on the FDR and CVR. As far as they thought, it was just an unstabilized missed approach. Nothing was hidden as appropriate reports were filed the next morning....

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12659

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

The NTSB is pretty clear over the fact that the lowest point reached was when they were over the taxiway and that the go around was initiated at that point. That is not something CNN or someone else has made up to make the incident more sensational. I dont know why you try to minimize this serious ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15745

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

I'm guessing that a fair number of people will start flying carriers that are significantly cheaper -- affecting load factor and profit. That's why Same as Jet Blue. It's not Spirit , Allegiant or Frontier that concern me, but when the legacies and now Jet Blue start offering a superior product at ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15745

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

I'd be interested to see if Southwest does follow suit - if they will charge for bags on the deep discount fares. Southwest does need to compete in the fare game - as their fares are really no longer competitive for the most part. Why do they need to compete in the fare game? They are still making ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15745

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

These decisions are really helping Southwest solidify their own position in the market. Southwest went from the original no-frills airline to the airline that won't sacrifice comfort or flexibility for price. It's really fascinating. In the end, I think there is a case for an airline like Southwest...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 4961

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

3. A new international arrival facility likely doesn't have a whole lot of influence on getting a TATL flight or not . Yes, there is a human element in decision making where a new terminal could make a positive impression. Kevin Healy cited the surprising, positive impression he got of the Milwauke...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1811
Views: 107027

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

You cheerleaders are math challenged. Total BNA airline seats for August were 424,266 more than 2017. The added ATL service by WN and up-gauging by Delta at most represents 45,000 total seats in August,,,that is only 11% of the increase. The numbers suggest a rebalancing of seats to demand....and l...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR
Replies: 54
Views: 6053

Re: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR

The terminal where these flights arrive in YYZ is a nightmare. No wonder people don’t make international connections there. It would be nice if the regional terminal weren’t at ground level, but the rest of the US to international connection experience at YYZ is really quite nice. On the whole, it’...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 29
Views: 2439

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

Obviously I wasn't there, but I can't remember the last time I didn't hear English announcements in a Spanish speaking country, even in small places like PMC, so it's hard for me to believe this story about MIA unless the agent was trying to make some sort of point.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Central & East Coast of Florida thread....JAX / UST / DAB / MLB / VRB / GNV
Replies: 27
Views: 1753

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

I love the DH shot. Between business in south Georgia and annual family trips to Amelia Island, JAX is one of my most frequent destinations. The ease of use is great and the renovations were sorely needed, but it also seems to have lost a ton of capacity in the past 10 or 15 years.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7039

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Perhaps serving alcohol on commercial flights will eventually disappear like smoking. Obviously won't help in cases of those who drink before getting on board. Most people are responsible with it and do not turn into a$$holes, when they have a drink. Most. Yup. I was on a flight with a bunch of Can...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4856

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

* No window seat fees But this really isn't true anymore, and I think it's a clever way of pulling the wool over people's eyes. On many routes you pretty much have to buy a Business Select fare or Early Bird to not have a center seat. I've probably flown over 50 segments either to or from Southwest...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who still fly in the old American eagle colors
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Who still fly in the old American eagle colors

As of July, there were some OO CR2s in the old colors as well.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 30
Views: 2402

Re: Why Exit immigration?

However, I think it would still be possible to create International-only zones without having exit immigration. Nonetheless, the extra stamp in the passport is an added bonus YYZ certainly has an international-only zone even though Canada has no exit immigration. As an aside, I think we are pretty ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 30
Views: 2402

Re: Why Exit immigration?

However, I think it would still be possible to create International-only zones without having exit immigration. Nonetheless, the extra stamp in the passport is an added bonus YYZ certainly has an international-only zone even though Canada has no exit immigration. As an aside, I think we are pretty ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile's SKY Airline authorized to switch airports in Buenos Aires
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Chile's SKY Airline authorized to switch airports in Buenos Aires

How easy is it to get from downtonw Bs.As. to El Palomar? I have never been to Bs.As. but based on a quick look on Google Maps it seems EPA is not too far from the city. Would taxi be the easiest way to commute? I'm not at all familiar with that part of Buenos Aires, but EPA appears to have commute...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16056

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

I have the easiest fix. Can be implemented in one or both ways. Airlines are required to state in a one a5 sized screen or printout when booking stating - Allowable hand luggage Checked luggage Meals Change fees In a simple tick or cross format against each of these 4 items And/or 12hrs mandated co...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16056

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

The point isn’t the base fair of $65. The point is that a ticket with less restrictions that also includes baggage and other things is a little more than a 100% mark up, for AA a ticket that does not include baggage or more comfortable seats, just the right to cancel/change is a 250ish% markup. I g...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16056

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

WN has in effect a change fee. Buying a ticket early usually is cheaper, and when you change you normally have to buy a more expensive seat. The work around is that often they have a flight at an uncomfortable hour and you can save some money. Not really. On the legacies, you pay the fare differenc...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16056

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

A-symmetrical power. It is also a very asymmetrical investment. Flying is expensive and not a right. Affordable flying comes with strings attached. I don't necessarily disagree, but it seems to me that US legacies aren't as good as some of their competitors at offering transparency or choice. Take ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”
Replies: 32
Views: 4261

Re: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”

This decision was made because in the US, the "operated by" partners for regional flights changed so frequently it was impossible to keep up with the changes. The fact that there was no citable source for future schedule operating carriers (other than looking up flights in a booking engin...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5719

Re: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport

Ha, *if* something like that ever got approved in the US (and much of Europe I expect), it would take decades to complete... All that to say, that's an incredible timeline. The US and Europe would still be "making do" with Kai Tak. We lost our appetite for big-ticket infrastructure projec...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1811
Views: 107027

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I went to Toronto last week and flew WS up on Wednesday and AC back on Friday night. WS was maybe 80 percent full, but I got a ticket for less than $150 all in on two days notice. That can't be good news about yields. AC was probably 90-95 percent. Both were heavily Canada point of sale, and the AC...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1811
Views: 107027

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I went to Toronto last week and flew WS up on Wednesday and AC back on Friday night. WS was maybe 80 percent full, but I got a ticket for less than $150 all in on two days notice. That can't be good news about yields. AC was probably 90-95 percent. Both were heavily Canada point of sale, and the AC ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 30148

Re: American Airlines Has Been Beaten to a Pulp (article)

Since the merger, AA has done a good job of growing/solidifying its position in Los Angeles, more or less maintained status quo in most other hubs, and lost ground in New York. Very small markets (places like MHK) have also been a strength. I see a big hole in the middle, even in historically strong...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?
Replies: 41
Views: 6023

Re: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?

I flew a WestJet Encore YUL-YYZ-YUL a couple of months ago. The walk to the regional flights gates in YYZ was by far the longest I've ever done in 100+ flights in my life. The outbound flight was delayed 2 hours due to "congestion" at YYZ and then they lost our luggage for about an hour. ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pre-Merger AA at DCA?
Replies: 16
Views: 2283

Re: Pre-Merger AA at DCA?

I remember Eagle flights to BOS, LGA, maybe RDU, BNA? I am not sure how many of them survived until the merger? I know the original ERJ-135's were used extensively on these flights. DCA-STL also survived for a quite a while after the STL hub was closed. I think it was still operating at the time of...

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