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by dbo861
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74503

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I have noticed that extra frequencies are currently showing up on many WN nonstop routes in its 2021 flight schedules, including the following: ⋅ ATL-GSP - currently showing up as 8x on 4/5/2020 vs. the normal 3x ⋅ ATL-RIC - currently showing up as 8x on 4/5/2020 vs. the normal ...

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by dbo861
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 59884

Re: Delta to add SEA-ONT

There are some other nonstop routes that could be added out of SEA by DL once demand for domestic air travel returns to normal levels such as SEA-ABQ, SEA-IAH, SEA-PHL, SEA-RNO, SEA-STL, and SEA-SAT. SEA-IAH has not just AS in SEA but UA hubbing at IAH; SEA-PHL has AA; SEA-STL has WN - so forgive m...

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by dbo861
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13
Replies: 71
Views: 10324

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13

Normally it gets released around 8am Central time. It’s on there now.

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by dbo861
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3557

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

I'm surprised that there are people booking so far ahead! I'd book the vast majority of flight tickets for travel within one week or one month at the most. Same here, especially for weekend trips to Las Vegas and San Diego. The last few times I went to Vegas I got a text from friends while I'm driv...

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by dbo861
Fri May 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74503

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

This schedule is said to have been planned with 100 less older 700NG aircraft that will remain in storage. If the MAX8 gets returned to service WN will most likely Swap out one for one with the planned 700NG retirements. Also if market opportunities arise from an unfortunate fall out from another a...

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by dbo861
Thu May 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74503

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Maybe they see an opportunity now that DL retired their MD88/90 fleets and won't have excess aircraft to defend these routes. Starting these ATL routes with 3x daily is pretty bold.

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by dbo861
Thu May 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74503

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

DSM-DEN goes to two daily for at least the last few weeks of this schedule. DSM will be up to 5 daily flights on WN, the most we’ve ever had.

It seems like they added a full schedule. Are they expecting travel to fully rebound by the fall and operate with a full fleet?

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by dbo861
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5357

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Does WN still hedge fuel? If so, this last few weeks would have been the best time to do it if they were in a position to do so.

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by dbo861
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74503

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

SXDFC wrote:
The following planes have been, or are en route to VCV as of 03/22/2020

N270WN
N561WN
N705SW
N714CB
N716SW
N717SA
N719SW
N726SW
N728SW
N743SW
N745SW
N768SW
N770SA
N771SA
N773SA
N774SW
N775SW
N776WN
N778SW
N779SW
N783SW
N784SW
N789SW


Are those all 73Gs or are there some 738s mixed in there?

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by dbo861
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74503

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

tomaheath wrote:
When’s the next scheduled released?

March 12

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by dbo861
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74503

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN has always told the good folks in Palm Springs that they don’t do seasonal service it’s not conducive to their business plan.....Wonder what they will use for an excuse now? PSP is likely far enough from ONT to support WN service to PSP with ONT being 68 miles west of Downtown Palm Springs. If W...

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by dbo861
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 40861

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Midwestindy wrote:

The new seasonal routes from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) include: MDW, MEM, AUS


DSM-AUS has already been extended beyond the summer. It's now bookable through the end of November. It was originally supposed to end Aug 16th.

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by dbo861
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260762

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I'm a Canadian aviation fan who's never flown on MD metal, so what better to do on my midterm break next month than pop down and fly on a bunch of MD88s/MD90s while that's still possible. Fortunately I am able to fly standby on DL. I don't know much about DL's network so I was hoping people could s...

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by dbo861
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21523

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

Sorry if this has been mentioned, will the connector between T1 and T4 be after security or will passengers have to reclear TSA when transferring terminals?

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by dbo861
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 40861

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

DSM-MDW is a head scratcher to me. Less than 6 hour drive If the demand was actually there for additional nonstop service to Chicago from DSM, WN could have re-added DSM-MDW nonstop service or F9 could have added DSM-ORD nonstop service. One of the reasons why WN dropped DSM-MDW nonstop service was...

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by dbo861
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13008

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

I wouldn't be terribly upset if they added a basic economy, as long as they kept Wanna Get Away fare class. They could add a discount fare class getting rid of no change fees and free checked bags, and maybe add a D boarding group for this basic economy. My fear is if they added the basic economy, i...

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by dbo861
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102429

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I'm seeing a lot of 737MAX8 flights on this schedule extension. They're going to be in a world of hurt if it's not flying by the summer.

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by dbo861
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY
Replies: 83
Views: 9346

Re: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY

I posted this on a local DSM forum but thought somebody on here might have more insight: Omaha-Miami was announced year-round nonstop daily. It started in June of 2016 I think, lasted until August 2017 when it was cancelled. Then it came back December-March daily seasonal over winter 2018. It is no...

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by dbo861
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4677

Re: Allegiant to open DSM base

I haven't seen any announcements yet, but DSM-BNA is bookable on Allegiant's website, twice weekly beginning Feb 13.

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by dbo861
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4677

Re: Allegiant to open DSM base

They already run a decent amount of routes - opening the base is more about cost savings than it is announcing additional routes. How much cost savings would opening a new base be for them? Their flights are all out and backs, so this wouldn't save them hotel costs. They'll have to relocate mainten...

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by dbo861
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4677

Re: Allegiant to open DSM base

The Des Moines Register article mentioned they'd be performing maintenance on those A320s in DSM which would, presumably, require a hangar. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/development/2019/11/08/allegiant-air-establish-new-base-des-moines/4167018002/ Two of the airline's 70-p...

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by dbo861
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4677

Re: Allegiant to open DSM base

They already run a decent amount of routes - opening the base is more about cost savings than it is announcing additional routes. How much cost savings would opening a new base be for them? Their flights are all out and backs, so this wouldn't save them hotel costs. They'll have to relocate mainten...

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by dbo861
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4677

Allegiant to open DSM base

https://www.kcci.com/article/allegiant- ... s/29738521

I was shocked to hear this announcement. They will have 2 A320s and 66 aircrew based at DSM. It will be interesting to see what routes they add from DSM.
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https://www.kcci.com/article/allegiant- ... s/29738521

I was shocked to hear this announcement. They will have 2 A320s and 66 aircrew based at DSM. It will be interesting to see what routes they add from DSM.

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by dbo861
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension
Replies: 41
Views: 6016

Re: Southwest March 2020 Schedule Extension

DEN-DSM is a shocker for me. That one to me is out of left field. MEM-ATL I think has a shot. I am surprised to hear the BNA-ATL has not been successful? Maybe it has, I have no idea. But that market was always a huge high fare route before the WN arrival. Really? I’m actually shocked it took them ...

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by dbo861
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102429

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Daily DSM-DEN flight. I wasn’t expecting that.

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by dbo861
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 6620

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoen ... her-cities


PHX-FAR 4 days after F9 announced the same route.
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wmAirplane wrote:


PHX-FAR 4 days after F9 announced the same route.

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by dbo861
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 7653

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

Well, if mainline can fly in, how about the West Coast? With no passengers? Yes it might work. Even if runway length wasn't an issue, is there even a market for West Coast to EYW? I love Key West, and I'm actually flying there next week from Sacramento..connecting in DFW. But, that being said, ther...

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by dbo861
Thu May 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102429

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Now it says June 20th. Most likely due to the uncertainty with the MAX I don't know what you're talking about. The new schedule is out. We are currently accepting air reservations through January 5, 2020. On July 10, 2019 we will open our schedule for sale through March 6, 2020. This date is subjec...

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by dbo861
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 17347

Re: AA Adds New Routes

CIDFlyer wrote:
Would love to see CID-PHX

I agree. A daily CR9 would do well here.

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by dbo861
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds LAS-CLT
Replies: 13
Views: 1835

Re: F9 adds LAS-CLT

910A wrote:
DDR wrote:
AA may have higher fares for ns service from CLT, but they also provide HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS to the local economy, so there’s that.


:checkmark: :checkmark:


One daily flight won't change this. A little competition is good..and won't hurt AA's hub (or the local economy) one bit.

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by dbo861
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 15157

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Well One more day to Hawaii service! Unfortunately the MAX8 grounding dampen the next wave of additional service. Don't know how factually correct this is since I'm wrong 99.% of the time but here the latest and greatest news. KOA stays just inter island until NOV. SMF-HNL added in JUNE OGG in July...

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by dbo861
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 15157

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

We are currently accepting air reservations through October 1 , 2019. On March 15, 2019 we will open our schedule for sale through November 2, 2019. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently.


So now the schedule is coming out tomorrow?

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by dbo861
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces SMF
Replies: 54
Views: 5745

Re: Spirit Announces SMF

santi319 wrote:
Oh boy, the WN fanboys will be melting down in 3, 2, 1...


I guess you could call me a WN fanboy and I’m excited about this. I live in Sacramento and go to LAS a few times a year. 3x daily flights will keep prices down.

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by dbo861
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 15157

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Only adds Rumored were the Additional Hawaii flights SAN,SMF and LIH. But rumors that WN has pushed all three back to December tentatively to cover possible MAX8 grounding. Flyguy They're going to delay Hawaii service by basically AN YEAR to cover the MAX calamity? Right. Sure. After all they delay...

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by dbo861
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3335

Re: Frontier and DSM

On a side note, there is a market for DSM-SFO, the amount of companies going back and forth to SFO from DSM is crazy. Wells Fargo is massive in DSM, also smaller companies like Business Solver and Dwolla are huge in SFO and DSM. DSM also sends an excessive amount of travelers overseas with the farm...

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by dbo861
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3335

Re: Frontier and DSM

drdisque wrote:
evank516 wrote:
pmanni1 wrote:
Seems like UA could put a E175 on it. But then that would mean flying over the DEN hub.


Does the E175 have the range?


SFO-DSM is ~100 miles shorter than ORD-PSP, which is flown by the E-175


Also UA operates SFO-MSN on E-175 so SFO-DSM shouldn’t be an issue.

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by dbo861
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3335

Re: Frontier and DSM

The DSM-SFO flight was a continuation of the MCO-DSM flight. The flights might have been full, but if there were a bunch of continuing passengers it might have made more sense to route those passengers through another city. I’m curious how many local passengers we had DSM-SFO.

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by dbo861
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8676

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

Less than 6 months until delivery. That’s a pretty quick turn around, or is that normal for aircraft leases? I’m curious if these frames were invluded when WN said they’re taking delivery of 45 airframes this year.

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by dbo861
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4935

Re: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019

Let's remember folks that this is the late summer-early fall schedule - August 6 thru Sept 30. The peak summer travel season is over; this is the beginning of the seasonal wind-down. I personally would have been very surprised to see anything major added; no surprise to me. What I will do when I ha...

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by dbo861
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4935

Re: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019

https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-bc94d941a090ea44998912da1f124964-southwest-airlines-extends-published-flight-schedule Not really since not much was added. And this is why there are no longer threads made weeks in advance of the extension for pure wild speculation A lot of the fleet grown ...

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by dbo861
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4935

WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019

Now that the schedule has been extended, I figured it would be easier to discuss here instead of overloading the WN Network/Fleet thread.

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by dbo861
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102429

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

FLL will see more cutbacks There are actually a few more nonstop routes that could be added by WN at FLL such as CVG-FLL, CLE-FLL, SDF-FLL, and OMA-FLL. B6 and NK do not serve CVG, SDF, and OMA, and WN has also previously said that it was considering adding CLE-FLL nonstop service, even though CLE ...

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by dbo861
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 9547

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

I thought they didn't have E175s at ATL. Or am I mistaken?

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by dbo861
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10822

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

The flight arrives in LAS at 1115 on Fridays and departs Saturday night at 2345, 36 hours on the ground. The same crew should be able to operate the return flight. But will the crew be fit to fly? They will probably wake up early morning, which leaves them 18 hours of waiting before starting a very...

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by dbo861
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 78383

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

But in LGB news rumors have WN starting 4 daily LGB-SJC flights sometime in April 2019. Can't pull anything up on Southwest.com yet but I wonder if this is slots gain from the LGB reallocation of the JetBlue Slots. Should bring them up to 15 Daily flights At LGB. That's 9 out of the 13 available sl...

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by dbo861
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10822

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

I find it interesting that they chose the most "sinful" city to add to a country that is widely accepted as the Holy capital of the world. On another note, is 1x weekly even profitable? I can't imagine a whopping 564 round trip passengers can make enough money to cover all the costs of op...

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by dbo861
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain
Replies: 44
Views: 8329

Re: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain

I've landed at CLL many times. Runway 16/34 is the longest runway and it's only 7,000’ long. Not ideal in heavy rain. Also, you have to ask which would be worse, negative publicity due to erring on the side of caution and safely landing somewhere else, or the publicity of pictures all over the inter...

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by dbo861
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 7667

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

In addition, there are some WN stations in the U.S. that do not have 4 daily nonstops to another destination on WN, including BHM, BOI, CLT, DSM, GSP, LIT, MEM, ECP, PNS, RIC, ROC, GEG, IAD, PBI, and ICT. I'm confused about this list of cities. Several of them have more than 4 daily nonstops (BOI, ...

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by dbo861
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8241

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 149017002/

Low risk as part of the A++ JV.


UA181 is FRA-DEN not LAX
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LAXintl wrote:
Frankfurt starting May 2nd on 787-8

UA182 DEN-FRA 1540-0920
UA181 FRA-LAX 1105-1320

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 149017002/

Low risk as part of the A++ JV.


UA181 is FRA-DEN not LAX

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