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by airfrnt
Sun May 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39113

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

I think it's more likely that WN goes after UA in DEN or AA in Texas, then DL in ATL. WN had already been moving towards DEN being a hub in the classic sense of the word for them, and they (as well as UA) just signed new long term leases with the airport. They may figure that while they can't replac...

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by airfrnt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44307

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

I think there will be a few different pieces going on here: a) i think a lot of business will discover that they are quite fine dealing with a decentralized organization, rather then having large standing offices with fixed rent. That will actually work in airlines favor, because distributed teams n...

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by airfrnt
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BTS final 2019 air carrier snapshot
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: BTS final 2019 air carrier snapshot

I wonder if DEN managed to get the new contract signed for the C extension gates for WN, before the economic sh*t hit the fan.
This is going to be a high water mark for a while.

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by airfrnt
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43573

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

The biggest issue with the new projects is the Kim wants to be more involved with the projects than she probably needs to be, but I think that is party due to her architect background. With the Great Hall there were many decisions that should have been made by some one lower down or some sort of de...

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by airfrnt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43573

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Under her leadership the airport has turned into one inefficient crap storm of an airport with chronically broken infrastructure, a billion dollar renovation project that is years behind schedule now, and lack of vision for addressing actual problems at the airport. Of the problems at the airport, ...

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by airfrnt
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43573

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

A very interesting note right at the end of the video - DEN is talking to the TSA about allowing people to go back out to gates to drop people off and pick them up. That's a game changer if they do it. That's just what Denver needs, longer security/train lines this is one of the key reasons they ar...

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by airfrnt
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43573

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

I certainly hope her recovery from cancer is successful, if she was diagnosed with such. As for her hair cut, the Denver City Council should really take her and her staff to the woodshed over the Great Hall fiasco that she has now admitted to being her fault. All of the DIA Queen Bees supporters ca...

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by airfrnt
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43573

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

A very interesting note right at the end of the video - DEN is talking to the TSA about allowing people to go back out to gates to drop people off and pick them up. That's a game changer if they do it. From the video, I still miss the trees in the great hall. it was a amazingly lush place before the...

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by airfrnt
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16189

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

It does occur to me that United is the #1 carrier in 6 out of 7 of its hubs. The single exception, LAX is not particularly meaningful as LAX is the most egalitarian of the major airports in the US. As United only leads Southwest by 3% in Denver, it is very possible that the newly expanded Southwest...

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by airfrnt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16189

Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Southwest met with the aviation business committee this afternoon in Denver as the city and the airline are finishing up a contract to add 16 more gates to Southwest's existing 24 gates taking them to 40 gates total. In addition they are also extending their contract with the airport out to 2035 for...

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by airfrnt
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43573

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

The interesting bit there is that they are adding 50 EV charging stations in the new lot... right now there are nowhere near enough EV spots at the airport - I would hope that these or some new stations open up to the general public soon.

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by airfrnt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40301

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

Here's the problem. UA says they are going to 900 flights per day. WN says they are going to what? 400+? Frontier says 150+? Not happening. They would pass ORD/ATL. I don't see it. Also, they could just get bigger planes and save themselves from that and also have lower costs. If you look at ATL an...

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by airfrnt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40301

Re: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

On planes being in gates at DEN on arrival - I agree the frequency here is much greater then recently - I think this is mostly due to UA's recent decision to hold planes for connecting passengers, and some of the staffing complexities around the banks. I was infuriated a week ago in this exact situa...

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by airfrnt
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40301

Re: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

Well if Rumors are true sound like WN only getting temporarily 8 of the 16 new gates on C. Flyguy It may be that they are signing up for more gates in what appears to be a phase II approach. This is pretty consistent with Southwest's planning and their earlier statements: "We'd like all of the...

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by airfrnt
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40301

Re: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

I suspect that F9 will want to build on their no-frills approach at DEN, and would be quite happy with a extension of the ground level structure they have now in DEN. F9 doesn't use a ground level structure at DEN, they use the main A gates along with DL, AA, and the international airlines. I was t...

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by airfrnt
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40301

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

I was wondering how the article determines which gates are new and which existing gates are included in the deal. 24 of 39 would leave 15 gates not spoken for, but there are more than that coming online on C, plus any gates that would end up allocated to Frontier or anyone else. The 39 gate number ...

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by airfrnt
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40301

Re: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

The City's position has consistently been that have no problem building gates as long as there is a long-term lease that covers the gate. In addition, the most recent contracts also include language about minimum percentage of overall network that must be in Denver. The controversial decision to cut...

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by airfrnt
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43573

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

I know UA is bigger in ORD, but does UA connect more passengers through DEN or ORD? I only ask because I'm wondering if their plan is to make DEN more of a connecting hub where they have the ability to add tons of flights, while using it's more limited opportunities at ORD for O&D. And is it st...

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by airfrnt
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40301

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

They are in the progress of doing a refurbishment of the train system, including new signaling, and new vehicles to replace about half of the original fleet of train cars. The new overhaul of the main terminal should make it more efficient to flow in and out of the train area. Anything more signific...

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by airfrnt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43573

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-plans-more-gates-new-clubs-at-growing-denver-hub/ All but one of thee gates would be on A. They also are entering into a contract to refurbish and expand both United Clubs on B concourse, while adding a concourse on A concourse. It has to annoy the city ...

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by airfrnt
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14041

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

What happened to the walking tunnel to A that was demanded by the “old” Continental Airlines (they did not trust the train concept “ No tunnel was ever built, just the bridge to Concourse A. It's worth noting that the A bridge security site will be closed when the main terminal remodel is completed...

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by airfrnt
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)
Replies: 44
Views: 7510

Re: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)

Here is a much better writeup: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/11/22/southwest-airlines-expansion-incentives-denver-international-airport/ Southwest Airlines has chosen Denver over Nashville, Tenn., and Houston for a major expansion that could bring more than 1,000 new jobs to Denver International A...

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by airfrnt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14041

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

I don’t care if it costs $1 billion+, with the insane growth DEN is experiencing, pedestrian tunnels are needed fast. I’d actually argue this may be the most critical issue right now. There is around 4 billion dollars worth of construction going right now - completely independent of this. The main ...

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by airfrnt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14041

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

They have MUST fix the train though.....that thing is a disaster and is already out grown. What can they do in that regard? Would a walking tunnel be enough? A walking tunnel would be difficult to implement as it would have to be dug under the current baggage and train tunnels, but it has been exam...

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by airfrnt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14041

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

There was never any plan to allow walking tunnels at DEN. ATL has significant restrictions due to the fact that concourse operations get impacted by operations on other concourses because there is not enough room for planes on opposite concourses to pull back simultaneously without blocking the taxi...

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by airfrnt
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.
Replies: 19
Views: 6265

Re: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.

Denver has been so incredibly variable, that I haven't been able to risk taking a Norwegian flight to Europe - I booked a flight for my parents on them last year, and then immediately canceled it once they announced that the route would be WAMOS instead of their own 787. In addition, United has move...

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by airfrnt
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60908

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

By headwinds, i assume the loss of the Amazon contract being the biggest factor in this.

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by airfrnt
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 9347

Re: United Growth in Denver

It will be interesting, I've heard from some of the higher ups here at UA DEN that they eventually want to take over most of the A Concourse, I would assume, pushing F9 out, which in my mind, the plan is to send them to the C concourse expansion gates, I guess time will tell. I don’t see how this c...

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by airfrnt
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I love this picture: https://wp-cpr.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2019/08/cpr-bmarkus_dia-great-hall-construction_08132019-1024x683.jpg The contractors have a huge conference room with three rows of tables, but passengers are squished into a narrow corridor behind construction walls. This sums up every ...

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by airfrnt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

On the other hand, just today Southwest is looking to increase by another 100 flights a day. From the Denver Post today: While Denver International Airport officials were addressing the fallout of firing the contractor tasked with renovating the airport’s main terminal building Tuesday, Southwest Ai...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Wow what a mess. The airlines didn’t want this project at all. The only people who did were Kim Day and company. That money should have gone to Concourse remodels to address the limited food options and overcrowded and disgusting restrooms. This is happening as well. There are new contracts for the...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I fly in and out of Denver every week and am completely disgusted by the entire cluster foxtrot. I've got TSA-Pre as well as Clear and have found Clear much easier and friendly to deal with. Post-security the entire airport is an embarrassment. Escalators and moving walkways are always broken, the ...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Cue lawsuit in 3-2-1... The city has a pretty ironclad termination for convience clause. I think they've made the decision to forego a long and expensive lawsuit and simply pay Ferrovial off, knowing that Ferrovial is very unlikely to get any future work in the United States on Airports given how t...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Good riddance. Ferrovial was clearly in over their head here, and didn't have a clue how to manage a process when they were working with a airport owned by the city, rather then one they themselves managed. The news that the concrete was, in fact, strong enough for the construction work, but that Fe...

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by airfrnt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

After learning more about Rocky Mountain Arsenal, i believe the city shouldve used that land for DIA and that wouldve saved them construction on the runways that jetted in to RMA as well as not having to worry so much about water contamination as a result of RMA. The two north south runways at Stap...

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by airfrnt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

BNAMealer wrote:
Are the existing portions of the concourses getting a renovation when they are expanded?


Yes, there is a planned refurbishment of a lot of the common spaces and bathrooms.

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by airfrnt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

A few comments. The most notable is that the Main Terminal was designed with the concept that Denver would be dominated by connecting traffic, not O&D traffic (60-40 connecting). In fact, the ratio has been the opposite - 65% O&D, 35% connecting. Since day one, the terminal has been undersiz...

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by airfrnt
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 64
Views: 10610

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

So, let's separate this into two separate things - market factors and logistical factors. The market factors are fairly straight forward. Denver has a insane propensity to fly, because its so isolated from other major cities. In addition, the traffic in Denver was dominated by individual travelers w...

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by airfrnt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27509

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The arguments here also applied to Disney running their own Hotels and their own cruise line. These have proven to be very successful over time, and I suspect that this would be successful as well, for the exact same reasons Pan Am & InterContinental Hotels worked, the same reason why United &am...

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by airfrnt
Wed May 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 40985

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

WN to build a 100 million dollar 3 aircraft bay hanger in DEN. DEN will soon be come its Largest station with Flights and Gates. Flyguy Huge win for the Airport. It's been a open secret that both UA and WN are planning extremely aggressive expansions at the Airport, with Denver slated to easily be ...

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by airfrnt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142792

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

This sounds like the Airbus leadership has decided to make a clean break with previous strategy and abandon the A380 program. Not completely surprising - the program is well within sunk cost fallacy in terms of the investment it would take to keep it alive long term...

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by airfrnt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 144
Views: 27549

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Both UA and WN are hellbent on expansion at Denver. It's going to be interesting to see what they do.

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by airfrnt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 144
Views: 27549

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Denver released a PDF of the gate expansions as well. A very cool detail - two outdoor patios on A & B, behind 8 foot glass. I worry a lot about foreign debris with access to the outside on a typical denver fall day, nut I am sure they have thought of that. They also confirmed the new internatio...

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by airfrnt
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 95151

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

There is a line in the banking industry that applies here, and is the reason why I still think EK will pull the trigger here - even without the performance improvement that Airbus and RR promised. When you loan someone a little money, and they default - they have a problem. When you loan someone a l...

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by airfrnt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17800

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

A couple of things here: 1) The title here is about foreign flags into New York, not into London. BA folks, there is lift outside of Heathrow ;-) 2) The problem with DY has never been their product. They have great brand new planes, with low prices and great customer service. The question is, is thi...

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by airfrnt
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Airways to Denver
Replies: 37
Views: 4472

Re: Cayman Airways to Denver

Denver has been on a absolute tear. They broke 200 daily destinations last week (the fourth largest US airport by destinations), are about to add another European non-stop courtesy United.

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by airfrnt
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 20014

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

I take the non-stop to FRA from DEN fairly frequently, and it's always blasted. I'm surprised that LH hasn't upguaged it yet but adding a third german non-stop is not a bad choice (LH already flies to both FRA and MUC). That said, it seems like the Norwegian flights are still trucking around as well...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport evacuated August 7th, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 5023

Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

I travel through German airports fairly regularly. Frankfurt is much better than Berlin, but I’ve always been shocked at the security practices at both airports. Some of it’s lovely. you can get onto a plane without anyone ever checking your ID. But I’ve also seen people walk right around Metal dete...

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by airfrnt
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall renovation begins
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: DEN Great Hall renovation begins

The lounge is going into A. I have to admit, this confuses me a bit, as I would have suspected that Plaza Premium would want C (since WN as no lounges) while AMEX would prefer the international on A.

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