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by catiii
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

I could see DL coming back to fill the void to ATL and DTW as well. they have always been the CT Legacy carrier, so they could easily tap into the FF base. The bottom line is that biotech, the companies you mentioned, and Yale will always demand legacy service from HVN, so even if AA was to back aw...

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by catiii
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 77
Views: 12105

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

I think the 50% off fare sale may have crashed their system LOL I know I took advantage of that this morning. Still...WTH, WN? Unless it's a third-party hack, having your system crash twice in less than 24 hours shows how fragile and vulnerable your IT system is. It wasn't their system yesterday. I...

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by catiii
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

From what I've heard they're coming from Delta They're coming from WN. I’ve heard the first 3 are ex-DL birds as well and are being outfitted currently at SBD. Again: 737-700’s eh? Wonder where they are getting those from. WN has been returning quite a few to lessors lately. Most were going to Unit...

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by catiii
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

737-700’s eh? Wonder where they are getting those from. WN has been returning quite a few to lessors lately. Most were going to United, but maybe a few are heading to Avelo. I actually think the -700 would be a more appropriate Aircraft for Avelo in a lot of the small markets their serving. From wh...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 11147

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

A little dramatic no? An incident a week out of thousands of flights isn't a whole lot You see many off duty flight attendants announce on the PA that they’re going to take down the airplane? At most airlines the Captain is the onboard security coordinator and make the decisions Uh ok... You're say...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 11147

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

The FAA needs to act on mental health screening. Drug test are given randomly and due to reasonable suspicion, but the mental health examination is the elephant in the room. A mental health fitness screening should be a mandatory requirement in the transportation industry on an annual basis. Like t...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 11147

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

Its sad we are seeing so many of these crazy situations It had been categorized with all the fights in MIA and people randomly attacking flight attendants but the "off-duty Delta Air Lines flight attendant" if true is a new detail and makes this one really different. A little dramatic no?...

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by catiii
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20908

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

What credibility does the person in the video have? I work in the industry and have never heard of him.

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by catiii
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59220

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Im announcing this morning, direct to you, the A.Net audience, that I'm planning to buy a 2025 Mazda Miata, provided it meets my financial expectations and my wife's safety and practicality benchmarks. Let's see who is first with their dream machine: me or United. Well in as much as yours is in 202...

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by catiii
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8639

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

jbs2886 wrote:
Lol can't even spell the airline name correctly.


Or the CEO's last name in the text of the letter...

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by catiii
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16240

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

You seem to know more? So it was some technical glitch? Steering locked or similar? Aren't you doing the same thing you criticize? 1. On the ground in a Piper the first thing I learned when taxiing is STAY ON THE LINE, almost did the same thing this pilot did, clip the left wing. An object lesson f...

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by catiii
Mon May 24, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: new york airways helicopter
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: new york airways helicopter

My mom also rode New York Airways on a transfer between JFK and possibly LGA, stopping at the Pan Am building. They used surplus Chinooks. This was an iconic aviation moment No, they were civilian versions of the CH-46. They then flew the civilian version of the SH-3, which is the type HMX-1 uses f...

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by catiii
Mon May 24, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: new york airways helicopter
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: new york airways helicopter

always wonder why New York City no longer has Helicopter service between Manhattan and the 3 airports.I think it would be a service that would be in demand. I remember in 1968 I visited New York as a kid and flew on a Boeing Vertol 107 Helicopter from the Pan Am building to JFK,also in 1968 New Yor...

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by catiii
Mon May 24, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

They would have to place an order for a new aircraft type that is certified for LCY (in this case the largest LCY certified aircraft is the 220-100), and take the tech stop westbound. Can it be remedied? Yes. Will they do it? Unlikely. If it was such a world beater, BA wouldn’t have killed their LC...

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by catiii
Sat May 22, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Given the narrow body metal, no lounge access, and difficulties growing at LHR, wouldn't LCY be the airport to target for B6? On a separate note, it seems to me that competitive one-way/single pricing would be one way to address anti-competitive responses from the legacy carriers. Just walked off V...

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by catiii
Sat May 22, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Back then when UA and DL operated the 757s, they had to stop along the way to refuel. How less likely is it on a 321 to make the trip without refueling in the winter? Completely false out of LHR. The 757s that had to make the rare tech stop were coming out of western Europe, not the Isles. You keep...

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by catiii
Sat May 22, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Back then when UA and DL operated the 757s, they had to stop along the way to refuel. How less likely is it on a 321 to make the trip without refueling in the winter? https://epsilonaviation.wordpress.com/2019/06/29/what-can-and-cant-the-a321xlr-do/ I would guess with B6’s low density configuration...

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by catiii
Sat May 22, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Given the narrow body metal, no lounge access, and difficulties growing at LHR, wouldn't LCY be the airport to target for B6? On a separate note, it seems to me that competitive one-way/single pricing would be one way to address anti-competitive responses from the legacy carriers. Just walked off V...

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by catiii
Sat May 22, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Back then when UA and DL operated the 757s, they had to stop along the way to refuel. How less likely is it on a 321 to make the trip without refueling in the winter? Completely false out of LHR. The 757s that had to make the rare tech stop were coming out of western Europe, not the Isles. You keep...

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by catiii
Sat May 22, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

It won’t happen. It’s how the company keeps its cost structure in check. The same cost structure that, frankly, (along with government assistance) allowed JetBlue to enter into a 100 year pandemic with the war chest that it did, grow strategically and offensively throughout, TAKE AIRCRAFT DELIVERIE...

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by catiii
Fri May 21, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Ziyulu wrote:
How likely will they have to refuel on the way back with this aircraft?


Why does everyone act like a westbound TATL 321LR is such a novel thing?

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by catiii
Fri May 21, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

It’s no different than when domestic Mint began in 2014. Inflight crewmembers interviewed for the onboard lead program and, if selected, get awarded trips that work the front end of the aircraft. The Core cabin is worked by standard JetBlue inflight crew... Domestic Mint and INTL Mint. You’re makin...

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by catiii
Thu May 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26267

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Oh dear...sounds like something DL would do. That won't fly once they finally have a contract passed. oh, we shall see. TWU did absolutely nothing to address this BS in the first TA, and they dont really seem to care that B6 is handpicking crews to fly Mint domestic and now ONLY handpicked Mint qua...

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by catiii
Tue May 18, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1372
Views: 245591

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Both PVD and BDL could use JFK service so that they can tap into the broader B6 network and not just dead end Florida routes that sometimes connect to other places. I agree...a single morning departure will add a decent number of options to fly west. As for BDL...they do plenty of business with the...

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by catiii
Tue May 18, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1372
Views: 245591

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

tphuang wrote:
I don't know if there is anything to read into this, but JetBlue announced Steve Priest is leaving in June.


And eBay announced Steve Priest is joining over the summer.

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by catiii
Sun May 16, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123280

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

With such a small fleet, the mechanic makes sense. There is a definite need to keep things moving What range of issues can an onboard mechanic and accompanying equipment be expected to handle? Very curious - this is a helluva assignment in this day and age. UA flies a tech and a tech package on the...

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by catiii
Sat May 15, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

airlineworker wrote:
I think Avelo will have it's hands full with Florida flights.


Why? What’s so hard about flying to Florida that they’ll have their hands full?

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by catiii
Fri May 14, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work
Replies: 71
Views: 7408

Re: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work

It's not a nuance, really, of salaried employment. One is hired for a specific role. The company asking the employee to do the reasonable work necessary in that role is appropriate. Asking the CFO to fuel the plane is not. Asking a financial analyst to bus tables at the SkyClub is not. Asking for '...

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by catiii
Fri May 14, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

The airline was planned before the pandemic. Unless the virus gets worse, passengers are returning in great numbers. I don't see HVN-BUR anytime soon, too far for a 737-700. UA years back had regular weight restrictions on 737 HVN-ORD flights. Florida is the way to go and keep area people from goin...

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by catiii
Thu May 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work
Replies: 71
Views: 7408

Re: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work

Maybe I've missed some nuance, but why should salaried employees be paid extra for doing the company's work on the company's time, especially when they are not required to take these shifts? It's not a nuance, really, of salaried employment. One is hired for a specific role. The company asking the ...

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by catiii
Wed May 12, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123280

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

SunsetLimited wrote:
New airline overextending itself with a lot of routes and a small fleet... massive delays are bound to happen.

I hope Avelo finds long term success but call me skeptical right now.


It’s one delay...

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by catiii
Wed May 12, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123280

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I find the comparisons to Indy air interesting. The difference is the lack of a hub. Honestly, their issue is awareness. Avelo is, in my social circle, not known among casual flyers. Breeze seems to have done better word of mouth. I wish them luck, but BUR isn't convenient for myself. Lightsaber Fu...

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by catiii
Mon May 10, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetfuel shortage at CLT/Southeast
Replies: 52
Views: 11666

Re: Jetfuel shortage at CLT

Following the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline which delivers fuels throughout the US Southeast and Northeast, CLT Airport has apparently began experiencing a fuel shortage. While not confirmed there are rumors among staff at CLT that numerous departing flights later in the week next week...

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by catiii
Mon May 10, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Sorry all but Im very late to the Avelo party and only just looked at the route map. Is this carrier interested in connections or turning BUR/HVN into hubs or are they totally after local p-2-p traffic like G4? Obviously the current route map does not reveal many connecting possibilities other than...

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by catiii
Mon May 10, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

aviationjunky wrote:
catiii wrote:
You question their expertise?


Starting an airline during a global pandemic isn't exactly an expert move...


The pandemic is winding down in the United States, but when is a good time to start an airline in your clearly "expert" opinion?

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by catiii
Mon May 10, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

aviationjunky wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
Image


With this info and their "expertise"


You question their expertise?

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by catiii
Sat May 08, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

737-700’s eh? Wonder where they are getting those from. WN has been returning quite a few to lessors lately. Most were going to United, but maybe a few are heading to Avelo. I actually think the -700 would be a more appropriate Aircraft for Avelo in a lot of the small markets their serving. N921WN ...

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by catiii
Fri May 07, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Operating in and out of HVN in the past, that’s sketch with that runway and especially when the weather drops. How so? Not sure what you operated in and out of HVN with that was so "sketch" but they're adding 1000' to the runway. A single ILS with 3/4 300 ft. minimums could cause operatio...

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by catiii
Fri May 07, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

bigb wrote:
Operating in and out of HVN in the past, that’s sketch with that runway and especially when the weather drops.


How so? Not sure what you operated in and out of HVN with that was so "sketch" but they're adding 1000' to the runway.

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by catiii
Fri May 07, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Airport has ils and rnav. Landing north is ils and they have trees and private property (beach houses) where the full ALS would go. And it’s 4000 ft from the water. Rnav to south has a big hill to the west that’s just off the northwest corner of the airport Marine layer could be fun... It seldom if...

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by catiii
Fri May 07, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

FlyingElvii wrote:
Looking at Google maps, it appears that parking could be a major issue, unless they convert that 4th parking place into ramp parking.


14/32 is permanently closed. The new terminal is going on the east side at the end of 32. There will be plenty of parking.

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Interesting... 5600 ft. runway A single ILS approach with mins of 3/4 and 300 Part time tower Expect some diversions! An airport in the House Appropriations Chair’s constituency, who was on hand today to lend her support in getting whatever federal money and approval is needed to upgrade the airpor...

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Mostly rural? Have you been along the Connecticut shoreline? East Haven, Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Waterford, Niantic, New London, Mystic, Groton, then you can go up north into the country, where a lot of people reside in all kinds of hamlets and then there's th...

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

I don't think HVN-BUR would work at the moment, especially if you consider that B6 already fly BDL-LAX. EDIT: I do think there's plenty of opportunities in the Florida market for Avelo to exploit from HVN, especially in the wintertime. Avelo isn't competing with B6, in the same way Allegiant isn't ...

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

alohashirts wrote:
Who would fly from HVN-BUR?

This whole Avelo thing screams Skybus. Maybe they should look into adding HVN-BOI/SMF/TUS, what a joke.


They're not flying BURHVN. The mistake people are making is they are thinking of Avelo's network as interconnected. It may be eventually. It won't be now.

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

And skipping the drive down to LaGuardia and up to Boston! It'll be interesting to see what happens up the road in Providence as a result of this... This would potentially impact BDL more than PVD. HVN to BDL is 56 miles whereas HVN to PVD is 96 miles. Both are directly linked via interstate highwa...

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

It's honestly a bit of a weird place to open a base at when you look at more suitable options for them (HPN, BDL to name a few). It's also gonna be interesting to see if they can get a 73G out of HVN with a profitable load considering the runway length there. Funny, you can get a full load out of S...

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Wonder how BDL and HPN will respond. BDL, especially given CT’s advertisements on the airport. CT loves BDL. I always thought BDL would get an expansion over HVN. HVN is a weird airport. This new terminal seems akin to TTN. Maybe they will add jetways or actual restaurants/food stands? The Governor...

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

The great deal with community is being the closest airport to some of the welathiest zip codes around the country. Seems like a pretty good deal to me. And skipping the drive down to LaGuardia and up to Boston! It'll be interesting to see what happens up the road in Providence as a result of this.....

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by catiii
Thu May 06, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 25839

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

SWADawg wrote:
I actually think the -700 would be a more appropriate Aircraft for Avelo in a lot of the small markets their serving.


Why? The -800 has the same operating costs as the -700 with more revenue seats to fill. The only reason you would go -700 is for airport constraints.

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