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by Cubsrule
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 131
Views: 13666

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Your latter suggestion is precisely what DL does in non-Omicron times. Are you really suggesting that helping US people get home isn’t worth the stops? I'm saying that it's best for customers to align the booking policy and the scheduling policy. If the flight will be booked full for a period of ti...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 131
Views: 13666

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

They're not struggling.... To reiterate: NO ONE is getting 306 pax+bags/cargo off 5500ft elevation, in southern summer, for a 16hr+ westbound... with flawless reliability. There will be stops, planned or not. 772LR couldn't always do that either, and that's with a dozen less seats and a stronger pa...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: report - YTZ to have pre-clearance by 2023
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Re: report - YTZ to have pre-clearance by 2023

I think YTZ is too small to build preclearance facilities Good point. I haven't been to YTZ but I've read there's a pedestrian tunnel from Eireann Quay on the 'mainland'. Could you somehow build the pre-clearance at the entrance to the tunnel? YTZ has had “dead” space set aside for preclearance fac...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: report - YTZ to have pre-clearance by 2023
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Re: report - YTZ to have pre-clearance by 2023

Who wants to fly MSP/RDU/ATL-YTZ on a Q400? I guess being able to skip U.S. immigration is the consolation for having your skull rattled for 2+ hours. That, and free beer. WS has been doing BNA-YYZ on DH4s against AC jets for years. The massive convenience advantage of YTZ just makes it easier. The...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 131
Views: 13666

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Since winter brings headwinds and diversions, why not swallow your pride (Delta, i mean) and just schedule a fuel stop during the winter months. This way you're not blowing entire planeloads full of pax's connections when one becomes necessary. If none is necessary, then great .. you go nonstop and...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 123
Views: 3454

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Absolutely wrong. There is a reason color of your skin, ethnicity and sexuality is protected by anti-discrimination laws, while actively being stupid jerks (which people that refuse to vaccinate are) aren’t. The same applies here. What I said is a perfect analogy, and not a false equivocation as yo...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 131
Views: 13666

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

The plane can’t take full fuel, passengers and cargo due to its limitations. So .. scheduling the wrong plane for the mission, then? Yes, if true, disappointing. And I hope they deal with it in a way that sets a realistic expectation with customers. Again, the fact that they are having operational ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 131
Views: 13666

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

The interesting part of this to me is whether the stops being caused by normal winter winds might cause DL to eventually plan a tech stop on this regularly in the winter. If done right, couldn't passengers clear immigration during fueling/re-crew? (And query how bags would work, and if that would b...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 131
Views: 13666

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

This just proves that at flight edge performance the B789 is better than the A359. UA's JNB-EWR is 1 hour shorter and hasn't had any diversions. Do you know the payload of each flights? Not just that, but the logic doesn't follow. The fact that the 789 can make JNB-EWR consistently does not mean th...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 131
Views: 13666

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Aaron747 wrote:
F27500 wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
The plane can’t take full fuel, passengers and cargo due to its limitations.


So .. scheduling the wrong plane for the mission, then?


Nah, it's called winter. The headwinds are mighty strong.


Winter and, I imagine, lots of folks trying to get out of South Africa due to Omicron.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on Pro sports chartered flight logistics
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Question on Pro sports chartered flight logistics

Keep in mind that assymmetry/dead legs isn’t that uncommon. Most teams visiting the Packers, for instance, fly into ATW and out of GRB.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday
Replies: 58
Views: 11870

Re: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday

Anybody know how many times the 77L needed a tech stop in the ~11 years of JNB-ATL service? Plenty. I was hoping for a lot more precision. Five times a winter can be discounted as a rarity. Tech stops 30 times a year is poor planning and failing to meet customer expectations reliably. I followed th...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KL alliance in 1993 and DTW-AMS history
Replies: 15
Views: 3276

Re: NW/KL alliance in 1993 and DTW-AMS history

I cannot recall DTW-AMS having fewer than four frequencies, although the equipment and operating carrier varied.



Worldwide service, worldwide reliability.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What nonstop TATL and TPAC flights are the longest over the actual Atlantic/Pacific?
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: What nonstop TATL and TPAC flights are the longest over the actual Atlantic/Pacific?

For the Pacific, it’s probably EZE/SCL-AKL/SYD, no? There were reasons why it was a 4 engine route for so long - so, yes. If proximity to islands does not count, it looks like LAX-MEL takes the prize. LAX-SYD is —excepting for literally less than half a mile— entirely over water, but by GC reckonin...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9073

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

What was the root cause again? A system gone crazy. A system kept secret from the pilots and finally doing something different from what the manufacturer had intended. Systems go crazy. I mentioned (in a post that was deleted for no link) the YX pitch runaway a few years ago, which led to zero inju...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9073

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

What was the root cause again? A system gone crazy. A system kept secret from the pilots and finally doing something different from what the manufacturer had intended. Systems go crazy. I mentioned (in a post that was deleted for no link) the YX pitch runaway a few years ago, which led to zero inju...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9073

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

Totally unjustified cliché. Lion Air used to be one of the biggest customers and even managed to avoid a first crash and ET even owned a MAX sim. The old narrative of the stupid customers has been proven to be wrong. Other airlines tried the same in the sim and crashed as well. That’s odd then… why...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9073

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

Also, remember, the two that nosedived in to the ground aren’t known for their stellar safety record and training. The operators with the largest fleets have yet to have any serious issues… it’s rather unfortunate those two airlines were allowed to be two of the first with the aircraft type in thei...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9073

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

The organisation that gave us MCAS gave us the whole plane so it doesn’t really make sense to think everything else about the Max is going to be perfect and not a buggy and compromised lash-up like MCAS was/is. Also remember a lot of these planes have sat in the parking lot in wet and humid Washing...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9073

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

The organisation that gave us MCAS gave us the whole plane so it doesn’t really make sense to think everything else about the Max is going to be perfect and not a buggy and compromised lash-up like MCAS was/is. Also remember a lot of these planes have sat in the parking lot in wet and humid Washing...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBahn acquires its first aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 7020

Re: New US Startup, Air Bahn

I've looked at Southwest and the lowest fare for Ontario - Oakland is $59. Ryanair is able to offer London Stansted - Milan Bergamo for €10, that's $11. That shows how crazy expensive Southwest is, it's quite a difference offering a flight for $59 or offering it for $11. Okay, if you add two pieces...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Regional Carriers 2009 and on
Replies: 12
Views: 1579

Re: Delta Regional Carriers 2009 and on

Pinnacle makes sense. However, The bts data base doesn’t like Pinnacle; I did a search for Pinnacle flights into DTW for the months of May and June 2011 and the result said “no data found” which can’t be right. That data base has so much great information it’s bound to have a glitch somewhere. I do...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss awarded 5th Freedom rights between Argentina and Brazil
Replies: 20
Views: 4210

Re: Swiss awarded 5th Freedom rights between Argentina and Brazil

Curious as to why Swiss would be given 5th freedom rights on this route. The Argentina - Brazil bilateral is quite liberal and allows for these kind of operations by airlines of third countries. This is actually great for the traveler. The majors (AR/JJ/G3) fly to GRU out of AEP charging "beac...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 6218

Re: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie

jfklganyc wrote:
Almost all airport footage is at ORD which they refer to as Ohare Field…Was ORD referred to as a Field in 1987?


O’Hare Field was and is a generational thing. It’s a term favored by Chicagoans born before about 1950.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined $4.5m for delayed COVID refunds by US DoT
Replies: 23
Views: 2108

Re: Air Canada fined $4.5m for delayed COVID refunds by US DoT

Crime doesn't pay, son. Has AC changed their CoC? They told the government in the settlement agreement that the CoC did not require refunds for cancellations outside of their control, but their current CoC seems to provide for refunds in that situation. They literally said they changed it in the ar...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined $4.5m for delayed COVID refunds by US DoT
Replies: 23
Views: 2108

Re: Air Canada fined $4.5m for delayed COVID refunds by US DoT

SwissCanuck wrote:
Crime doesn't pay, son.


Has AC changed their CoC? They told the government in the settlement agreement that the CoC did not require refunds for cancellations outside of their control, but their current CoC seems to provide for refunds in that situation.

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 51
Views: 6580

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It’s wrong, it’s pervasive and it’s a lot of Southwest pilots. The voices on guard are the same as the ones using SW call signs. The audio is exactly the same. It’s amateur hour. Not enough how they abuse 123.45 to/from Hawaii, they now want to star on 121.5. Is there some reason that WN has been h...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 11K SQFT Delta Sky Club coming to (new) MCI
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: 11K SQFT Delta Sky Club coming to (new) MCI

It should also be noted that the 11K lounge was originally designed to be operated as two separate 5500 sqft lounges but DL decided to lease and combine both spaces. I'm not too familiar with the proposed layout of the new terminal. Was there any opportunity for a lounge that was larger than 5,500 ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8402

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

Yes but from employees' POV, the abuse has become commonplace, and each instance feels like it can possibly escalate to assault. A little empathy goes a long way. They're in that every day, we're not. How about FA abuse towards passengers? Everyone on this site wants to think that its never that wa...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta charter A330?
Replies: 19
Views: 4355

Re: Delta charter A330?

Its a standard mainline aircraft taken out of scheduled service to operate charters. Airplane is in ATL heading to SLC then HNL on scheduled service. Usually coaches sit in the front cabin, players in the back with empty seats open next to them. I know Air Canada has the Jetz all business configura...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD ATS Train Finally Re-opening Wednesday, Nov. 3
Replies: 20
Views: 4264

Re: ORD ATS Train Finally Re-opening Wednesday, Nov. 3

They plan on starting with the reduced time, but hope to expand to 24/7 operation sometime in 2022. In the meantime the busses will also be running 24/7. They seem to be phasing in the re-opening. Well that can’t happen soon enough. Arrived at T1 after midnight a few days ago and spent about 20 min...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience
Replies: 50
Views: 5594

Re: Willing to spend four hours on hold? NYT on airline res service experience

I like your ideas. A couple of thoughts: 1. If you can book online or app, the FTC should demand that carriers provide a quick method to get a refund for carrier-cancelled flights booked directly with the airline, online or by app. The majors' refund infrastructure varies quite a lot for customer ca...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21681

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

If the pilots are so wealthy they can turn this down, they likely don't need jobs at all. I know I would take time and half for my normal schedule and double time for extra shifts, especially with how good American Pilot's base pay is. If you believe this is just about rates of compensation, I don'...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 11379

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2021

Agree , Delta should add SLC/JAX/SLC. Once the new Delta LAX terminal is finished maybe JAX/LAX a few days per week before Breeze starts that route with the 220's featuring 36 first class seats. Wonder how JB is doing on that route with the A320. I think DL would run SLC before LAX. I am curious ab...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 34427

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

That might be nice, but expect an appeal. Vaccine mandates have been legal since 1905 and reaffirmed in 1922. SCOTUS so far has refused to hear any cases and 99.9% of cases brought by employees against the mandates have failed. I doubt they will have any success. Not quite the case, those rulings i...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36520

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

This is what I don’t get about this or the AmeriStar accident. It sounds like 60Kt wind is a problem. But in flight they encounter 500Kt airspeed. I know there has to be a reason the wind matters, but it doesn’t make sense to me. You can have a sheer of 100Kts in flight too, why wouldn’t that creat...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing accepting liability for Ethiopian 737 Max Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: Boeing accepting liability for Ethiopian 737 Max Crash

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/11/investing/boeing-737-max-ethopian-airlines/index.html Probably a smart move for Boeing. The were not likely going to win anyway, and this avoids digging into the facts so much in court. Boeing accepts liability, there will still be court work over how much compensator...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36520

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

This is what I don’t get about this or the AmeriStar accident. It sounds like 60Kt wind is a problem. But in flight they encounter 500Kt airspeed. I know there has to be a reason the wind matters, but it doesn’t make sense to me. You can have a sheer of 100Kts in flight too, why wouldn’t that creat...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13576

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

That's true only recently. The Chinatown bus lines didn't even exist until the 2000's. The shuttle and everyone else used to sell cheap last minute walk up fares until the early 90's. A lot of times one could get a ticket cheaper than on Greyhound. The Shuttles were all-Y 727s on both DL and Trump/...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 11379

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2021

I noticed Delta's market share has shrunk in JAX, they had the largest market share in JAX for many years. Is this just covid related ? Guess other airlines have more P2P flights out of JAX which may be one of the reasons Delta has lost market share. Being so close to ATL I'm sure Delta does not wa...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 71
Views: 8815

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

So then a redesign should have been in order as opposed to renovating the current concourses. Yes, it would cost more, but the long term gains would have paid for it. No way to redesign without massive flight cuts. CLT is undergoing a major terminal renovation and new construction as we speak. N9 j...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 71
Views: 8815

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

You make it sound CLT has a lot more international arrivals. Have you checked international arrivals in CLT last 3-5 years? CLT is bigger but is not that much bigger since most transatlantic moves to PHL for a while. Also I was talking about when CLT had 2 London flight and arrive with the first fl...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any likelihood of WN, F9, or G4 adding nonstop service to MIA/FLL from OMA?
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Any likelihood of WN, F9, or G4 adding nonstop service to MIA/FLL from OMA?

OMA-FLL/MIA is a l-o-n-g flight. Lots of aircraft time for a not huge market.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Best and worst on time airports and airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 5046

Re: US Best and worst on time airports and airlines

I am actually surprised to see DFW & MCO on the list for least on-time. I would have figured they would be middle-of-the-road just simply because 1) they have relatively efficient airfield / parallel runways 2) are not in the congested Northeast airspace Both have summer storms, DFW had an unus...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AAdvantage Loyalty Program Changes
Replies: 35
Views: 2047

Re: AAdvantage Loyalty Program Changes

Also seems logical to focus on total loyalty engagement across AA products, beyond just flying to earn elite status. I guess my impression that AA was an airline and not a credit card hawker was mistaken. Then again, anyone who’s paid thousands of dollars for an F seat but then been solicited to si...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 12500

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

And, I didn’t have to listen to Atlanta mayor go on every 15 minutes. Hasn't ATL had the Mayor on loop for about 30 years now? It's as bad as DTW's 'Detroit, Michigan, is in the Eastern Time Zone,' which is at least useful to some passengers. Or DTW's loop something like 'Be on board your plane 20 ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Best and worst on time airports and airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 5046

Re: US Best and worst on time airports and airlines

I am actually surprised to see DFW & MCO on the list for least on-time. I would have figured they would be middle-of-the-road just simply because 1) they have relatively efficient airfield / parallel runways 2) are not in the congested Northeast airspace Both have summer storms, DFW had an unus...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 71
Views: 8815

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

It seems to me like this is cherrypicking with an anti-AA agenda (and, as some of my other recent posts should make clear, I'm no AA fan). MSP is not a nice facility, and connecting there can be very unpleasant depending on the gates involved. Concourse B is worse than any regional concourse in the ...

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