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by wntex
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 52
Views: 6218

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

Someone enlighten me....why do they punish their top carrier (WN), who presumably brings them the most revenue etc., but keeps reducing their slot count each year? Seems to me the process is too arbitrary.

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by wntex
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43230

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

This is, I believe, the only active thread about WN to HI and I wanted to re-post something that I just posted elsewhere that I think might relate to the question of connecting service to destinations beyond the gateways on the west coast (CA.) Since red-eyes are not yet offered by WN, can pax get ...

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by wntex
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43230

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

You guys talk as if this is it. Yeah we see network limitations with this initial rollout but they haven’t even rolled out the rest of the announced cities yet. They have clearly stated there’s more to come and their goal is to bring opportunities to everyone. Exactly!! To echo this and other simil...

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by wntex
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 76249

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

"Paine Field Update Southwest also today announced it has entered into an agreement with Alaska Airlines to transfer the carrier's slot access to an under-construction passenger terminal at Paine Field (PAE). The decision is based on business considerations and terms of the agreement are confid...

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by wntex
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back from Baltimore: Alaska BWI-SAN and United SAN-DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: Back from Baltimore: Alaska BWI-SAN and United SAN-DEN

Enjoyed the report! I like the bonus info on the aircraft routings you included...always fun to know where they've been and where they're going!

WNTex

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by wntex
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 5941

Re: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

Great report! Nice to see a change to a GA trip report. Good job with the details, photos, and navigating safely.

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by wntex
Thu May 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WOW's Inaugural STL-KEF flight
Replies: 8
Views: 5179

Re: WOW's Inaugural STL-KEF flight

Enjoyable report. Thanks for sharing!

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by wntex
Tue May 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Allegiant Convenient: Weekend trip to Utah (LAX-PVU-LAX)
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Re: Allegiant Convenient: Weekend trip to Utah (LAX-PVU-LAX)

Enjoyed the report. It reminded me that I need to try Allegiant, and that I've got to get to Utah. Looks gorgeous.

WNTex

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by wntex
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Waco
Replies: 28
Views: 3486

Re: Potential of Waco

Thank you, this is the Waco I know. All of this talk of increasing flights for Waco was throwing me off. Outside of Baylor what is there at Waco, and please do not the Dr. Pepper Museum. We are talking about Waco, Texas, right? Well there is SpaceX just south of Waco where they flight test their ro...

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by wntex
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 13680

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018

Fantastic report! Really enjoyed the photos. That's quite a haul in one day. Just got back from Maui week before last, a few days before they started the new A321 service. Glad you got to experience the new plane.

WNTex

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by wntex
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VRD Callsign to disappear Jan 11th
Replies: 18
Views: 4268

Re: VRD Callsign to disappear Jan 11th

FlyDeltaJets wrote:
Any hint on the last VX departure?


Wow, I think I may actually be on the last VRD departure....1/11/18 flt. 1048 red-eye OGG-SFO dep. @23:21 HST.

2am PST would be 12am HST, correct?

I'm sure someone on here knows the actual flight if I'm incorrect in my thinking.

WNTex

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by wntex
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3732

Re: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?

catdaddy63 wrote:
GCM lists MIA-ANC as 4003nm, Boeing advertises the range of the Max8 as 3515nm. So no, we won't see the Max8 on that route. Now, DFW-ANC at 3043nm is doable possibly with some seasonal restrictions northbound.


DFW-ANC is 2645 nautical miles....3043 is the distance in statute miles.

WNTex

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by wntex
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs
Replies: 28
Views: 6930

Re: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs

LOWS wrote:
Wow! some kind of electronic sign with information about a flight??

Only 10+ years behind everyone else.


Great sarcasm. You should probably watch the video :roll:

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by wntex
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More QX in Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

Re: Horizon Air pulling out of Alaska, closing Anchorage base

"He said that while the closure is not directly related to Horizon’s recent operational problems — an acute pilot shortage has caused hundreds of canceled flights every month for most of this year — maintaining the three Q400s in Alaska is too costly when those resources are needed on more cri...

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by wntex
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is AS doing at DAL
Replies: 39
Views: 6108

Re: How is AS doing at DAL

TerminalD wrote:
scoping2008 wrote:
I would assume they will be better than LAX/SFO/DCA/LGA, but significantly worse than DFW-PDX/SEA have performed.


But isn't it safe to assume that due to the lower costs of operating out of DAL vs. DFW, the routes may be performing no worse than before?

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by wntex
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 5827

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

Delta Airlines (PDX-CDG) If Indianapolis can get a IND-CDG (Paris, France) route, then I think that DL could make the route work very well for PDX (with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft). Even if the route was only seasonal, I think it would do very well, overall... Maybe Air France (AF) could take on the...

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by wntex
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scraping the Andes with LATAM (SCL-MDZ) and adventures in Bolivia
Replies: 7
Views: 2477

Re: Scraping the Andes with LATAM (SCL-MDZ) and adventures in Bolivia

Absolutely amazing geography and scenery...just stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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by wntex
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?
Replies: 24
Views: 6377

Re: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?

I don't know if this will be scoffed at or not - I'm not an expert and don't pretend to be - but their entry, and perhaps more importantly, AA's exit from BK was extremely well-timed to put them in a competitive situation with when the Wright Amendment was repealed and their cross-town neighbor WN w...

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by wntex
Wed May 10, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6992

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

So a family friend was at MDW today from 2AM until 13:30. Nothing happened at all. The only hiccups we're user error for frontline employees getting the rhythm down using the new system. It was otherwise a normal Tuesday morning in Chicago! Good job to everyone at Southwest! Flyguy I'm in HOU now o...

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by wntex
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 4422

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

oosnowrat wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:

Could it? Sure. Will it? How can anyone really know?


A good answer to all this guy's posts.

:rotfl: I've thought the same thing recently...

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by wntex
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger
Replies: 66
Views: 6894

Re: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger

DAL will keep both DCA,LGA,SFO & LAX. Dropping DAL-LAS But add SAN,SEA,PDX & SJC to the west. I see them adding ORD,BOS,JFK and MIA. This would make DAL a nice focus city. The small increase of flights from DAL wouldn't affect AA much. WN is Maxed out at DAL so responding to increased compe...

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by wntex
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger
Replies: 66
Views: 6894

Re: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger

To me, its not about DAL, but the slots at DCA and LGA. DCA slots are in-perimeter as are all LGA slots of course (Saturday exceptions IIRC). So, does AS want to keep them at DAL, or switch them to another city more geographically optimized to flow to the entire west coast? I agree, and disagree. I...

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by wntex
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

bigbird wrote:
How many will have been delivered to them by Oct. 1?



9

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by wntex
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9828

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

WN dropping PDX-HOU (and SEA-HOU)...looks like time for AS to add PDX-IAH. And they're down to one daily SEA-SAN...why bother? They've already pulled out of SEA-SNA, are dropping BNA and MKE (seasonal reductions?). It seems their SEA schedule is getting less and less. I know for certain that the PD...

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by wntex
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders
Replies: 166
Views: 28307

Re: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders

I think Tilden is going to shoot himself in the foot by not giving the A321s a chance. The aircraft has proven is superiority over the 900er. I just think it's asinine. We were told that they would evaluate the Airbus fleet and that it would be around for a long while. But it seems that Alaska is p...

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by wntex
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA
Replies: 114
Views: 12658

Re: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA

FWIW....friend of mine spoke to an AS employee last week on her flight from LAS to SEA and he said AS plans on keeping VX's ops at DAL and AS's single gate at DFW as well. Not really sure how that'll work but we'll find out soon enough If the above turns out to be true, I can't help but wonder if t...

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by wntex
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic
Replies: 32
Views: 6346

Re: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic

Somehow I'm not surprised. This is extremely telling of what's to come for all the new carriers serving Cuba.

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by wntex
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about PHX and AA
Replies: 52
Views: 7215

Re: Question about PHX and AA

#2.) All of the "growth" in destinations have been RJ flights with 1x daily frequency. Meanwhile, mainline destinations such as ANC and YYC have been cut. Not to mention that many routes have had frequency cuts including big upcoming cuts to HNL. What upcoming HNL cuts are you referring t...

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by wntex
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: question on swa hawaii
Replies: 15
Views: 2010

Re: question on swa hawaii

The biggest is ETOPS training and certification - which we haven't even started yet. We had initially spooled the program up, but have since shut it down. It will be no secret when Hawai'i is on it's way, as the training and certification for ETOPS will be common knowledge (here in Anet land). Did ...

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by wntex
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM connect MTY-JFK, is this the longest ERJ 145 flight in the world?
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

Re: AM connect MTY-JFK, is this the longest ERJ 145 flight in the world?

They have a decent-sized fleet of E-jets...wondering why they wouldn't use an E170 on this route.

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by wntex
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4258

Re: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets

I suppose I should've clarified my question with the assumption that all operational requirements (ETOPS, etc.) are met prior to announcing the route. That assumption is the whole ball game. The expense and time required to be able to serve the market doesn't make financial sense when there are oth...

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by wntex
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4258

Re: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets

[/quote]They can't just jump on and give it a try. ETOPS approval is a significant investment for an already competitive market. Until they can't profitably deploy aircraft elsewhere, it probably doesn't make a lot of sense.[/quote] I suspose I should've clarified my question with the assumption tha...

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by wntex
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4258

Re: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets

Ok, so to pursue a tangent thought related to this thread... I mentioned specifically B6 and NK in the opening post as not flying to Hawaii. On that note, I am surprised B6 hasn't entered that market yet...maybe if they would've won the bid for VX, they would've been a lot closer to doing that from ...

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by wntex
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4258

Re: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets

Speaking as a California native, I spent my honeymoon in Hawaii and then made 3 return trips over the years. My wife and I talked about the Caribbean but never really wanted to go. Then we finally took one cruise. Since then we've been to the Caribbean probably 10 times and have not returned to Haw...

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by wntex
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4258

Re: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets

Haha, seems I have basically tried to compare apples to oranges. I didn't realize it was that much cheaper to travel to the Caribbean. Also, between population, current competition, and general aircraft utilization, it seems flying to the Caribbean is a much less risky business decision. Appreciate ...

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by wntex
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4258

Understanding Hawaiian vs. Caribbean markets

Hello, I haven't posted in quite a while, but this topic just got me thinking and I hope it's worthwhile for the forum. My question is this: What are the differences between the Hawaiian market and the Caribbean market? I find it very interesting that you have certain low-cost carriers, say B6 and N...

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by wntex
Thu May 05, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: P.2 United Island Hopper - HNL-GUM & MNL (PICS)
Replies: 26
Views: 15448

RE: P.2 United Island Hopper - HNL-GUM & MNL (PICS)

Really enjoyed Part 1 and 2 so far!

I was just curious...did you notice if they refueled at each stop, or did they tanker fuel from one airport to the other on those short hops?

WNTex

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by wntex
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past
Replies: 59
Views: 9354

RE: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/knope2001" class="quote" target="_blank">knope2001</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>92.8% <acronym title="Philadelphi...

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by wntex
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS VX Merger Official
Replies: 247
Views: 35034

RE: AS VX Merger Official

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rta" class="quote" target="_blank">rta</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>I can't wait to see more <acronym title="Alaska Ai...

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by wntex
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest At DCA
Replies: 34
Views: 8248

RE: Southwest At DCA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/catiii" class="quote" target="_blank">catiii</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>They're not "stuck" anywhere</i></font></td>...

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by wntex
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest At DCA
Replies: 34
Views: 8248

RE: Southwest At DCA

I flew <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> - <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> last night on <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. Compared to the other terminals at <acronym titl...

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by wntex
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iceland February 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 10227

RE: Iceland February 2016

Stunning photos! Enjoyed your report.

WNTex

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by wntex
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Service Announcement 3/8 - MEM, EVV, TOL, MDT
Replies: 40
Views: 7119

RE: Service Announcement 3/8 - MEM, EVV, TOL, MDT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Albuquerque - Internationa...

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by wntex
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Conquering The Rockies: Aspen Via American Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 6021

RE: Conquering The Rockies: Aspen Via American Eagle

Great report! I never thought about a day trip to ASE but that looks pretty tempting.

WNTex

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by wntex
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest RJ Flights By Aircraft Type And Airline
Replies: 146
Views: 21498

RE: Longest RJ Flights By Aircraft Type And Airline

Don't think I saw <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KAUS), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> - <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. I fl...

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by wntex
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air To Start KEF To LAX And SFO
Replies: 83
Views: 20147

RE: WOW Air To Start KEF To LAX And SFO

I'm not sure about the competitive dynamic between WOW and <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym>, but was wondering if this could be some kind of pre-emptive move against <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym> starting <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">...

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by wntex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Wants Give Back 6 Gates At Denver
Replies: 158
Views: 17948

RE: Frontier Wants Give Back 6 Gates At Denver

Any guesses on who might start using these gates?

WNTex

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