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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture
Replies: 13
Views: 4508

Re: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture

Aviation security still remains a highly sensitive subject for the public. Who in the world wants 9/11 2.0? Nobody. But a stupid kid Air Dropping a stupid photo - whether it’s a gun or a bong or a naked woman - isn’t a security threat. If its not then when someone leaves a note saying there is a bo...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture
Replies: 13
Views: 4508

Re: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture

I'v read, that in the USA there are more (real) guns than inhabitants. And in that country a picture of a soft air gun on a smartphone causes panic? Ridiculous. Aviation security still remains a highly sensitive subject for the public. Who in the world wants 9/11 2.0? Nobody. But a stupid kid Air D...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 60
Views: 6668

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

I posit that DL could be similarly placed if it chose to be as JFK also has high O&D to the Caribbean. However, DL has left lots of that traffic to B6. ATL is similarly positioned as CLT. I never truly understood why DL hasn't attempted to become stronger in the Caribbean other than deciding th...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 60
Views: 6668

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

AA's Caribbean route network is extremely impressive; not just from MIA, but rather from each hub. I totaled up the number of nonstop destinations served from each US3 hub, and no one comes even close to AA's size in the region: 1) AA/MIA: 33 destinations 2) AA/CLT: 24 destinations 3) UA/EWR: 22 de...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 60
Views: 6668

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

AA's Caribbean route network is extremely impressive; not just from MIA, but rather from each hub. I totaled up the number of nonstop destinations served from each US3 hub, and no one comes even close to AA's size in the region: 1) AA/MIA: 33 destinations 2) AA/CLT: 24 destinations 3) UA/EWR: 22 de...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

Try as I might, I don’t see what Porter is bringing to YYZ, YUL, YOW, YHZ that the competition is missing. Beer/wine won’t cut it. The Canadian aviation landscape is littered with airlines that gave “a little more” and were not successful. Porter's value proposition isn't really about free beer and...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

Try as I might, I don’t see what Porter is bringing to YYZ, YUL, YOW, YHZ that the competition is missing. Beer/wine won’t cut it. The Canadian aviation landscape is littered with airlines that gave “a little more” and were not successful. Porter's value proposition isn't really about free beer and...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at PNS and VPS
Replies: 41
Views: 5107

Re: Delta at PNS and VPS

There is definitely business traffic on PNS-ATL route from military contractors and engineering sector as well. I used to take that flight and it wasn't always getting upgraded on the 757. You have to consider this area covers East Alabama up to Mobile, and of course MOB is Airbus factory. My perso...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4620

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

Is it typical for LRF troop movements to use LIT? It’s not like UA has GSE for a 77W at LIT.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at PNS and VPS
Replies: 41
Views: 5107

Re: Delta at PNS and VPS

The problem is that north of, say, Saint Louis, the demand to the Panhandle drops off a cliff. I grew up in Chicago and knew literally no one who vacationed in the Panhandle. Redneck Riviera.... I have some co-workers that drive with their families from Michigan to Gulf Shores every April. I guess ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA air travel increase 200+%- will new terminal project resume?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: OMA air travel increase 200+%- will new terminal project resume?

What was the thought process on suspending the construction? There are a lot of big infrastructure projects - including some airports - that took advantage of the lack of people out and about during the pandemic to accelerate things. I think it was probably twofold. Their trigger points for the ter...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA air travel increase 200+%- will new terminal project resume?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: OMA air travel increase 200+%- will new terminal project resume?

I saw on some local news story (can't remember where) that traffic through OMA had increased over 200% over the last year. The new terminal project was suspended during the pandemic. Now that demand is back up, will the project resume? What was the thought process on suspending the construction? Th...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at PNS and VPS
Replies: 41
Views: 5107

Re: Delta at PNS and VPS

The problem is that north of, say, Saint Louis, the demand to the Panhandle drops off a cliff. I grew up in Chicago and knew literally no one who vacationed in the Panhandle. That was definitely true 20 years ago, but certainly changing. This summer PNS has three flights a day to the Chicago area (...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at PNS and VPS
Replies: 41
Views: 5107

Re: Delta at PNS and VPS

There is little interest from MSP residents in FL panhandle service. If you are going to fly, it might as well be to the warmer parts of Florida and if you want a cheap trip, MSP already has service to GPT and HRL . Wouldn’t be geared just for MSP but for the region as a whole. Many markets in the ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 54
Views: 10744

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

Still no excuse for savagery. Throw these aWholes on a lifetime no flylist. Man I miss the golden days when flying was a luxury, you wore your best clothes and the experience was amazing. Now you have savages flying for $40 in their PJ’s either doped up on meth or wasted on booze. Such sad times. S...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 4847

Re: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines

I no longer get singing/game playing FA's, I get formal ones that would fit in at the legacy airlines, except I have had the legacy ones provide better service. I no longer have an airline that offers the lowest fares in the markets they serve, I get an airline that regularly prices above what the ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 max safety card question
Replies: 19
Views: 3267

Re: 737 max safety card question

On the -800 and Max8, the exit configurations will automatically be the same since those aircraft come with one exit configuration (4 doors, 4 overwings). So as long as the safety equipment on the inside is the same. That's not necessarily the case on the -900 and Max9, though operators can certainl...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Expensive fares for flights have long connections
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Expensive fares for flights have long connections

In domestic US markets, any connection over 4 hours is a stopover not a connection and there is a price penalty or a fare break attached to that. That would increase the fare for longer connections versus shorter connections. Correct. But for sub-four hour connections, connection length can matter....

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

None of the US3 have planes suitable for YTZ. Biggest issue for LGA and DCA would be securing the slots on the US end, not YTZ. Well right now, there are zero slots available at YTZ. We don’t know the results of their discussions with YTZ, but Porter may well lose that control/authority. But that’s...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5439

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

It seems like Allegiant missed this before they departed LAS. SCK tower is open from 7 AM to 9 PM. The last reported visibility on the 12th was at 5:55 PM local time (12:55 AM on the 13th Zulu time). The next reported visibility was at 6:55 AM local time (1:55 PM Zulu time) on the 13th, shortly bef...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5439

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

Seems like Allegiant's dispatch screwed this flight up. It is no mystery that SCK's tower closes after 21:00 local (9:00 PM PDT). However, the flight did not depart from LAS until 8:55 PM PDT (52 minutes late). SCK has ATIS and at least three aircraft on IFR flight plans managed to access it for we...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “Republic Airline” name
Replies: 17
Views: 2485

Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Read their Wikipedia page it explains how Republic Airline is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings Understood, it’s simply the naming convention I’m complaining about here. I had been under the assumption that the “s” fell off of the mx hangar in IND. Awkward name, indeed! I wondered if perhap...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground delay at DAL
Replies: 17
Views: 3688

Re: Ground delay at DAL

AU795 wrote:
DAL - GDP until 0659z due to tower staffing issues. Revised down to an 8 rate beginning at 00z.


I know we’re happily out of practice on this, but this almost sounds like the COVID cleanings that happened continually a year ago. Is the FAA policy on facility cleaning still the same?

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model
Replies: 48
Views: 7822

Re: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model

The Russians probably thought training the Germans in the 30's was a good idea too. It's ok right now for Delta the company and and it's shareholders. But I struggle to see where it's such a good deal for DL employees. Maybe this is where some of the premium passengers are going. If Wheels Up and i...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model
Replies: 48
Views: 7822

Re: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model

The last 3 comments are interesting. Delta management must be making a huge mistake investing in a product no one will use. Delta knows how many passengers it losing to corporate flying. Otherwise why the investment? The point is if you can get trip costs down to 4 FC tickets, why wouldn't you go c...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model
Replies: 48
Views: 7822

Re: "Wheels Up" Challenge to US Airline model

But you can't beat the FBO experience of no TSA, no packed waiting areas and certainly not mingling with some of the passengers that are flying today. Unless airlines pull out the Concorde model - separate check-in, concierge service and upgrading all F class service (not just LA-NYC), I would take...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 15335

Re: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2021

Burbank does not have the Terminal space or the ability to process international flights. Air Canada and WestJet Both expressed interest years ago but the NIMBY rejected the proposal for FIS being added to the current and planned new terminal. Enjoy or don’t Flyguy BUR doesn't need FIS to handle pr...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

Not to mention that YTZ is/was at maximum capacity with no more slots available. Any “new” cities would only be with the loss from somewhere else. Historically, the cities mentioned could barely fill a 19, possibly a 37 seat aircraft. Quite a bit smaller than Porter’s 74 seat Q400s. Travel Patterns...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 15335

Re: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2021

Burbank does not have the Terminal space or the ability to process international flights. Air Canada and WestJet Both expressed interest years ago but the NIMBY rejected the proposal for FIS being added to the current and planned new terminal. Enjoy or don’t Flyguy BUR doesn't need FIS to handle pr...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

... PHX-YYZ-Europe makes total sense, but only on AC/Star because of the ease of connecting in Terminal 1. Geographically, it's basically equivalent to connecting at ORD or DTW, and at least for passengers who don't mind longish walks, Terminal 1 is a dream. ... Unless Porter works hand in hand wit...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

In addition, why would people from Toronto go to Phoenix and why would people from Phoenix go to Toronto? LOL. Having said the above, the distance between PHX/LAS to YYZ is "only" about 1,700 nm. In the direction from PHX-LAS, the tail wind would also help a little bit. I think a much low...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

It seems like this will really depend on the extent to which the business demand to the western GTA has good transit access, and I don't have a very good feel for that. With seemingly perpetual gridlock on the roads around YYZ, HSR to GO is potentially a competitive choice for places that have good...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

Porter will be in a premium niche all on their own as I understand their current operations and their future plans. Air Canada is their only potential competition. Air Canada's history of dealing with competition probably gives Porter quite a bit of confidence. Porter attempted a “premium niche” in...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737's CLT
Replies: 61
Views: 8043

Re: AA 737's CLT

Yes, but they’ll park on any C gate, as high as C19. Thanks. The justification for large Express/Eagle equipment only using certain C gates has been gone for almost 15 years now but it still seemed like YX used the "pmHP" gates preferentially for a long time. That use resulted from the YV...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737's CLT
Replies: 61
Views: 8043

Re: AA 737's CLT

YX has been operating E175s at CLT for 14 or 15 years on behalf of PMUS and now AA. In June MQ started flying E175s to CLT and parking them on E-concourse and occasionally on D-concourse when FIS is needed for AZS-CLT. Currently PT ground handles for PT, OH, and MQ at CLT while AA ground handles fo...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737's CLT
Replies: 61
Views: 8043

Re: AA 737's CLT

I’ve noticed that Envoy 175 flying has picked up out of CLT, which used to be almost exclusively on PSA CRJs, as far as regionals are concerned. YX has been operating E175s at CLT for 14 or 15 years on behalf of PMUS and now AA. In June MQ started flying E175s to CLT and parking them on E-concourse...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

Another question is, I wonder if they'll fly some YOW/YUL-YYZ in addition to YTZ? Come 2030, YOW-YYZ and YUL-YYZ traffic (especially the former) won't be nearly as affected by Via's HFR come 2030 as YTZ will be. Nothing will still beat flying to get to the western GTA. It seems like this will reall...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

Very exciting news. Opens up new long-thin route possibilities like YOW-LAX/SFO and YHZ-LAS. The former airport has long coveted those two routes. However, until now the right aircraft/airline mix has never existed for them. Now they do. YOW-LAX/SFO is tight for the E195-E2 on the westbound leg. YH...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 219
Views: 30960

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

From their press release: "We are planning to fly our new jets from Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto Pearson International Airport, giving you more travel options with us. Destinations will include the west coast, and sunny spots in the southern United States, Mexico and the Caribbean&quo...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14092

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

Where is the closest Airport that can handle a 77W 45 min out of Miami? SRQ? Was that going to be closer than MIA on the route they were on? If there is no requirement for MTOW flight out.. They were either over the bay or over Florida. So at least 3 other airports which handled 777 in the past Mob...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737's CLT
Replies: 61
Views: 8043

Re: AA 737's CLT

Carrying over from the US Airways days and when the 733's and 734's were retired, CLT has mainly been A319/A320/A321 domestic operations for US/AA. I recently traveled to CLT over a period of a few weeks for business and noticed a bunch of AA 738's at the airport, it was almost like I was at MIA or...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 430
Views: 52846

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

ATL is a much larger station (and city) than IND and both it and BNA have substantial connecting flows on WN. All correct, but also Atlanta is in many ways the economic and cultural “capital” of the southeast, which drives a certain amount of traffic that simply isn’t present on IND-BNA. It’s not a...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 430
Views: 52846

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

"Chicago is much closer...(@100 miles closer) ...there is also far more business travelers IND-CHI than BNA-IND. Like I said, BNA-IND could happen but it would only work if you could get enough connecting pax... 33% closer is a lot. How do you explain WN BNA-ATL which is closer and clearly wor...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54510

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

They never had to displace people off the smallest equipment. Displacing people off 737 or a320 to furlough was just really bad planning. They could have just had people bid to make the remaining pilot groups bigger That quite literally isn't how pilot workgroups work, you can't just "make the...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27654

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Realistically multimillion dollar CEOs are not flying any airline - they are on their private jet. I handle seven and eight figure deals and fly WN. So do many of my partners. I don't know why that surprises folks. But do you use your Travel Companion privileges to fly a colleague for free and keep...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27654

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Go back to the original convo: WN allows you to change the name of your Travel Companion up to 4 times a year. Who will keep track of that? No one will, especially if/when they want to have their spouse benefit from it. Ahh, I understand. You think that executives that potentially easily handle mul...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines extends operations restart date
Replies: 52
Views: 11516

Re: Porter Airlines extends operations restart date

I was surprised to receive today an email from PD. It was nothing more than "can't wait to welcome you back," but I don't think I've had an email form from them since they shut down.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27654

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Do you really believe an executive assistant is going to change who the CEO (or whoever else) travel companion is and ensure it's not changed more than 4 times in any given year? Yes it's possible; but it's not business-friendly. Is there anyone under age 40 who regularly has their admin taking car...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27654

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

It's been a couple of years since I had companion pass, but I believe there's a $5.60 per o/w ticket charge for the companion. And companion pass holders can change their companion a certain number of times (I believe three) during the year. So you can do things like make the coworker with whom you...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27654

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Out of the box thinking but SW could gain alot more business travelers if they added regional partners. I believe the SWAPA contract precludes that. Regardless, adding regional carriers wouldn’t help passengers - business or otherwise. Regionals are a way for carriers who do not value their employe...

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