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by WesternA318
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8794

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

Those SLC-NRT flights on the 332 were fabulous, BUT, they were incredibly weight restricted. ICN as a hub-to-hub route along with the new SLC Airport would be better, and DL could fill an A350 at least 3x weekly, if not daily. I'm not sure on the A350's hot n high specs, but it might not be nearly a...

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by WesternA318
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8794

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

Those SLC-NRT flights on the 332 were fabulous, BUT, they were incredibly weight restricted. ICN as a hub-to-hub route along with the new SLC Airport would be better, and DL could fill an A350 at least 3x weekly, if not daily. I'm not sure on the A350's hot n high specs, but it might not be nearly a...

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by WesternA318
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER from Kingston to Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 5401

Re: Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER from Kingston to Toronto

The flight was not full at all, there was a good 40-50 seats open in Y class. I've been on completely packed DL, AA, BA, and TW 763's, still werent a horrible experience back when I took them.

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by WesternA318
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER from Kingston to Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 5401

Re: Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER from Kingston to Toronto

No PTV's, but that didn't bother me much. I had my phone with my music on it, and my books and journal. I was set.

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by WesternA318
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER from Kingston to Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 5401

Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER from Kingston to Toronto

Hi all, My final trip report from my last work trip, from Kingston, Jamaica to Toronto. I need one of the mods to show me how to add photos in here, but I'll leave the link to the actual blog entry below, but anyways, enjoy! I get a LOT of static from my friends and Travel Agents up North about Air ...

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by WesternA318
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Full TR on AA's 737 MAX 8
Replies: 0
Views: 4529

My Full TR on AA's 737 MAX 8

I finally got around to writing the Trip Report on the 737 MAX 8 flight alone, hope y'all enjoy it. I still have no clue how to post photos, so I'll link to them and the actual report itself at the bottom. As always, thanks for reading. So many negative things have been written and posted about the ...

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by WesternA318
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jamaica to Canada and a roundabout back home
Replies: 0
Views: 2855

Jamaica to Canada and a roundabout back home

Here is part 3 of my trip to Jamaica. This part takes me from Kingston to Toronto on Air Canada Rouge, then to Montreal on mainline Air Canada. From there it's a roundabout trip back home on United from Montreal to Newark, then to San Francisco and finally back home to SLC. Wednesday, September 19, ...

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by WesternA318
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SLC-LAX for IN n Out, LAX-MIA on AA's 737 MAX 8, and onto Kingston, Jamaica
Replies: 7
Views: 4558

Re: SLC-LAX for IN n Out, LAX-MIA on AA's 737 MAX 8, and onto Kingston, Jamaica

cwa2toa wrote:
The In'N'Out is at 92nd St and Sepulveda,between Westchester Parkway and Lincoln, not El Segundo. There is an In'N'Out in El Segundo on Sepulveda and Mariposa south of LAX.



My bad! That's what I get for going off of info from my phone and journaling it, lol.

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by WesternA318
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SLC-LAX for IN n Out, LAX-MIA on AA's 737 MAX 8, and onto Kingston, Jamaica
Replies: 7
Views: 4558

SLC-LAX for IN n Out, LAX-MIA on AA's 737 MAX 8, and onto Kingston, Jamaica

My latest adventure for work took me to Los Angeles, Jamaica and Montreal, Quebec. Here is part one from my trip, with pics available on the original blog post below: Friday, September 14, 2018 - Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, California For once I did NOT have an early morning pre-dawn depar...

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by WesternA318
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7089

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

I've been booking loads of non-Lebanese travelers to Beirut (and then onto places like Jouneih and Tripoli). It's safer than sending them to Mexico, and they come back telling me I was right. But from here in the states I just put them on AF to CDG then MEA to BEY. Sometimes they'll do something lik...

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by WesternA318
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100455

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

My latest blog entry was all about the troubles at AS and B6 and the enormous pressures the frontline employees are under. Here's the jist of it: Most of you who know me, or read my posts, know that I am a capitalist through and through. My thoughts and opinions on various topics usually side with m...

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by WesternA318
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX-AMS on KLM's 747-400 on the Upper Deck
Replies: 8
Views: 6719

Re: LAX-AMS on KLM's 747-400 on the Upper Deck

LOL I'm not crazy enough to risk a half hour connection in ANY Eurohub. On my return flight from ATH to AMS, we were held at the gate upon arrive by Immigration Control and Interpol. They were looking for someone. My formerly 2 hour connection turned into a 20 minute dash from one side of Schipol to...

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by WesternA318
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX-AMS on KLM's 747-400 on the Upper Deck
Replies: 8
Views: 6719

Re: LAX-AMS on KLM's 747-400 on the Upper Deck

Just a quick update: KLM read my blog and liked it. Enough so they gave a free round trip ticket to Europe. I think out of all the blogs I've written, that was the best surprise yet, aside from when American Airlines gave me a Pacmin of the A321T a few years back after I reviewed their Transcon JFK-...

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by WesternA318
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX-AMS on KLM's 747-400 on the Upper Deck
Replies: 8
Views: 6719

Re: LAX-AMS on KLM's 747-400 on the Upper Deck

Thank you very much indeed! I only know KLM from a lot of flights within Europe. Unfortunately, I needed to start avoiding them because they obviously had issues with their flights to Scandinavia. After four flights between AMS and CPH being massively delayed and thus missed connections, I’m not fl...

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by WesternA318
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX-AMS on KLM's 747-400 on the Upper Deck
Replies: 8
Views: 6719

LAX-AMS on KLM's 747-400 on the Upper Deck

Hey everyone, On my last trip to Greece I was unexpectedly upgraded to Business Class on my Los Angeles to Amsterdam flight on KLM. Seeing how it was a 747, I couldnt say no (who would?!). Here's how it went: How often can a guy get lucky? I seriously thought my first and only time to get on the fab...

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by WesternA318
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12202

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

I have never heard of using Aeroflot and Moscow as a one stop to India from the US! My, that is really asking for it! It seems they got what they paid for. It’s like the international version of travel hell from Allegiant or Spirit airlines. That was my first thought. I would never, ever transit in...

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by WesternA318
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines intra-CA routes
Replies: 52
Views: 7588

Re: Alaska Airlines intra-CA routes

I just nonrevved SLC-SAN-SLC about a month ago, and spent the day at the airport. FC was almost full with only 2 seats empty, but the Y cabin was empty. Horrible load factor. The way back later that night the plane was packed to the gills, I was lucky enough to get the last seat. I know it doesnt me...

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by WesternA318
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 13100

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

The precedent could create a dilemma when an emotional support cow is not allowed on a flight to India due to its size! :stretch: Insensitive remark out of ignorance.....I know you meant it as a joke but this sort of comment is downright dumb....no one in India would ever consider the cow as an &qu...

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by WesternA318
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 7023

Re: Delta LAX operations

I connect through LAX on DL now just FOR T3! I spent quite a few Summer weeks in that Terminal with TWA and have a ton of memories. Plus...finding all the filming locations were fun too. The only thing that needs to change is the SkyCLub and their ramen noodle offerings, lol.

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by WesternA318
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 14099

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

AA already uses A321 in special configurations for the trans-cons. More A321s would be the ticket rather than the 757/767 which are on their way out the door. This is what I was thinking too. Why not just add an A321T or two on these specific flights? The cost would probably be even, or lower compa...

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by WesternA318
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 19292

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

No, the hotels in the area do not regularly sell for more than $200 a night. At the times when every other hotel room in the city is booked, perhaps somewhat, but no, they are not premium priced hotels by any means. Compared to this TWA thing, these hotels in the Belt Parkway area offer better acce...

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by WesternA318
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 20888

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

As someone who is incredibly critical of EVERYTHING Alaska does, I will say this. ASG simply didnt meet my beloved Wall Street's expectations, nor should it have to in regards to what is going on with the merger with Virgin America. Give them a few quarters to digest the operations, merge the system...

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by WesternA318
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 22986

Re: Lufthansa to operate 63 Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November

huaiwei wrote:
For some reason I had to check that it is 2017 and not 1948 to 1949. Of course there was no 744 back then, but still. :D



I was thinking the same thing!

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by WesternA318
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 83
Views: 19916

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Let's hope it's far and away from the actual baggage claim!

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by WesternA318
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic
Replies: 67
Views: 10412

Re: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic

Wow, AeroMexico returns to SLC for what...the 4th - 5th time?

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by WesternA318
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 6233

Re: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019

Glad to hear. SLC will be ready for the next diversion! :duck: :hyper:

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by WesternA318
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 83
Views: 19916

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Interesting to see that the landside terminal looks so small, is there enough room for ticketing and TSA into the future?.. the footprint seems so tiny. I would say it is similar to the DL terminal in DTW. It's not as big as you would expect based on the number of pax throught the airport annually,...

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by WesternA318
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 83
Views: 19916

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

It's coming along pretty nicely. As much as I'm going to miss the old airport, I'm a huge fan of the new build.

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by WesternA318
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6677

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

They, the employees, continue to vote in sub-par, sub market average contracts (well, they aren't contracts because they're non-union) to accumulate more flying at the expense of their other company within the holding company. Putting many very senior and quality employees out on the street, meanwh...

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by WesternA318
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6677

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

Well that's surprising, must have changed within the last 3-5 months. Just another peg on OO's attempt to kill this industry. Just out of curiosity, why do you have such a negative opinion of SkyWest? I have worked in the airline industry for a number of years and I've always found SkyWest to be on...

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by WesternA318
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18928

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Lets end this conversation regarding F9 adding SJC-DTW. 1. It's not a smart move for F9. 2. Companies will pay a premium to fly a higher degree of service (i.e. DL) 3. F9's recent lack of interest at DTW comes to show any growth that will happen will not be singular, but rather in expansion, and if...

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by WesternA318
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts
Replies: 42
Views: 9518

Re: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts

I'm grateful to see SLC spared from cuts for once (aside from the single solitary downgrade with UA to SFO)

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by WesternA318
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 14398

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

So it looks like I got upgraded...from 53A TO 9D. Woot woot! Who else is gunna be on this big bird?

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by WesternA318
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Actually, fairly common. Especially for those who are from the smaller US markets. You have to leave Greece early, to make that chain of connections. It's more difficult to do the return westbound, with multiple plane changes, than it is going over. Different set of dynamics for those combinations....

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by WesternA318
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Ultimately, I think any action would have to come from the Greek end of things. The North American carriers are happy to funnel all the traffic through their hubs at home. They shuttle people to Athens and let them sort themselves out from there. I don't see long-haul happening with A3 any time soo...

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by WesternA318
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

According to Athens Airport, the number of people from the USA's unserved markets that used indirect routings to ATH in 2016: BOS- 65,300 ORD- 64,600 LAX-50,600 SFO- 45,500[threeid][/threeid] As a tourist visiting Greece in 2016 I flew BOS-MUC-ATH-HER and returned ATH-LHR-BOS. These were on one way...

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by WesternA318
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Has anyone here actually done a cost analysis on what it would actually involve. Leasing,operating what would need to be charged per seat, crewing costs etc? I guess A3 have done the math and its not adding up for them based on risk. I did one about 12 years ago when I worked at Homeric Tours. They...

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by WesternA318
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 37
Views: 9269

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

I don't think many people outside VFR are beating a path to travel to Russia. That's not likely to change any time soon. You'd be surprised, I book a LOT of people from the West Coast to Russia for the River Cruises and Rail journeys. Granted, not enough to warrant daily service, but 20-30 couples ...

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by WesternA318
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

This is it, exactly. Could A3 could make something work with a seasonal service to a major eastern US centre, with connections to UA flights. What about a wet-lease? I think of how WS used to lease a 757 to fly from Alberta to Hawaii in the winter. It may be a good idea to try it out on a limited b...

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by WesternA318
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Navi - any other magazines about the running of an airline?
Replies: 10
Views: 1753

Re: Navi - any other magazines about the running of an airline?

jmmadrid wrote:
Amazing! Exactly what an airline magazine should be. No articles about exotic cities, asian beaches, visits to vineyards or Michelin restaurants. Just planes, route maps and "vintage style" schedules.


Or entire sections of advertising of plastic surgeons...

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by WesternA318
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

JFK/EWR for sure, BOS and ORD too...and probably YYZ/YUL seasonally, but AC and Air Transat cover those every summer.

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by WesternA318
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

The 757's were just for increased lift to Hawaii during winter until they got the 737-800's with range and ETOPS.

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by WesternA318
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

The problem with Greece is that most of the long haul traffic does not originate there, so it's tough to market for an airline based there. Much easier to get Americans to book Delta than some foreign carrier they might never have heard of. This is it, exactly. Could A3 could make something work wi...

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by WesternA318
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

The problem with Greece is that most of the long haul traffic does not originate there, so it's tough to market for an airline based there. Much easier to get Americans to book Delta than some foreign carrier they might never have heard of. This is it, exactly. Could A3 could make something work wi...

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by WesternA318
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65727

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Been wanting to start an STL discussion for a while, just never seem to find the time..lol Just some general observations, it appears that with WN reaching the 108 level is not coming at the expense of AA or DL. AA remains #2 in market share, with 43 daily flights serving 9 destinations. AA has flu...

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by WesternA318
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

The problem with Greece is that most of the long haul traffic does not originate there, so it's tough to market for an airline based there. Much easier to get Americans to book Delta than some foreign carrier they might never have heard of. Quite true and for someone like DL with their USA domestic...

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by WesternA318
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Talks With United Continue in Bid for Latam Dominance
Replies: 16
Views: 3065

Re: Avianca's Talks With United Continue in Bid for Latam Dominance

TheLion wrote:
I really hope Avianca and United don't merge. That would create an airline which is too large. Airline groups the size of the US3 are as large as any airline company should be, indeed arguably are, too big.



They wouldnt. The article is talking about Avianca Colombia merging with Avianca Brasil.

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by WesternA318
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17304

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Some said ATH has "trash yields." Well it must be good enough to fly the route in the summer nonstop from the USA, and not route traffic via a connection point in Europe, likewise some people must be paying business class or high dollar seats for nonstops. When I referred to the yields as...

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by WesternA318
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds daily YUL-NRT
Replies: 63
Views: 16562

Re: Air Canada to make major Montreal announcement on 08/23

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edmaircraft wrote:
Maybe Beirut will finally happen...or is that wishful thinking?



Lord, one could wish!

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