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by LH491
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 143596

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

The past certainly isn't the future. I graduated college in Detroit and decided to put a fintech insurance and logistics business there. I might need to use Willow Run if DTW can't handle the freight traffic. Area has good weather low costs and good location. Detroit may be very different city in th...

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by LH491
Sat May 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 10843

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Just another passenger trying to get her name in the news. Anyone else sick of these stories? I know I am. OK so in 2017 its fine to push a person to the back of the plane because they are black when they have paid for business class. Ironically is the person who paid for the upgrade gets bounced b...

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by LH491
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and a Florida Hub
Replies: 84
Views: 9109

Re: United and a Florida Hub

TPA-EZE has to be fewer than 20 pax a day. We will see JAX-EZE perhaps by 2050. How do you think a hub sounds in TPA or FLL if the hub carrier in MIA can't sell enough tickets for a flight to FRA? Honestly, I think United pulled out of Miami for a reason. Look at AA's European offerings out of MIA L...

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by LH491
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM adds Minneapolis
Replies: 57
Views: 10133

Re: KLM adds Minneapolis

No DTW passengers worth fighting for are driving to ORD or YYZ to catch flight. ORD has a number of Asian carriers competing who often offer rock-bottom promotional fares to Asia. Detroit is a fortress hub run rent-seeking enterprise that sets Pacific fares in the market. Family of four could save ...

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by LH491
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announces two new routes - TPA and PHL
Replies: 252
Views: 21053

Re: Icelandair To Start TPA

I can also see msy getting this flight, bna, stl and bwi all come to mind and beat dtw to it in my opinion. The opportunity cost of sending empty airplanes between Iceland and BNA, STL and BWI, passing up on the midwest's second largest market is tremendous. The difference between DTW and these airp...

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by LH491
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport ( LCY ) closed
Replies: 71
Views: 16672

Re: London City Airport ( LCY ) closed

What I can't get my head around was that the protesters are all White!!!!!! As it would turn out, there are a growing number of people in the UK and the world with mixed racial backgrounds. I don't think it's fair for you to question their race because if they were mixed race, you would have said t...

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by LH491
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED ADDS SFO-DTW
Replies: 73
Views: 9713

Re: UNITED ADDS SFO-DTW

Similar to MSP, UA is realistic about its prospects of getting DL frequent fliers to go with a new airline for a tpac ticket that accrues 15,000 miles. Best to start with the lowball. Besides if they only put one flight on the board, DL might not roll up their sleeves.

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by LH491
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Air Mauritius on the MRU-BKK route?
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: Why no Air Mauritius on the MRU-BKK route?

The same reason there is no DL MCO-HNL nonstop maybe?

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by LH491
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should U.S. Airlines Expand Eastern Europe Service?
Replies: 38
Views: 5067

Re: Should U.S. Airlines Expand Eastern Europe Service?

A few Eastern European markets that I see as capable of sustaining service from a US carrier are BER and VIE

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by LH491
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Accused of Racism Putting B777 on India Routes
Replies: 52
Views: 17216

Re: EK Accused of Racism Putting B777 on India Routes

Race has fluid definition because it's not real. Therefore, everyone has their own arbitrary definition of race or club. For instance, throughout my life I have found it impossible for any two people to agree on what white is. Everyone seems to have an enjoyable explanation that is also contradictor...

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by LH491
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA or DL Mainline IAH-LAX Possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 1985

Re: Is AA or DL Mainline IAH-LAX Possible?

Just announced: Delta Airlines announces 4 daily flights from Houston to Los Angeles. According to Delta CEO Edward Bastian: "We wanted to cater to the business traveler by offering another 600 seats on the 3000-seat-a-day route. Our four daily departures are enough to feed our small bank of Pa...

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by LH491
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels Toronto
Replies: 15
Views: 4116

Re: LATAM cancels Toronto

KE is ending ICN-LAX-GRU next month. Maybe these forbidden US tags were viable with pricier commodities and once Brazil's economy went into the can, the routes weren't viable any more. This is hardly the first I've heard of a cut to GRU. It seems like GRU is losing service on an ongoing basis. Let's...

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by LH491
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Milan attract 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 3543

Re: How does Milan attract 5th freedom flights?

It was pretty tough situation for AZ some years back. They cut back their massive operation at MXP. It seemed like they were on the verge of collapse and if memory serves me correct, the government stake in AZ was sold to AF-KLM. My understanding is that the Italian government was behind AZ moving t...

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by LH491
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH-JFK flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4598

Re: IAH-JFK flights?

I think Houston-New York has a lot of capacity already. Perhaps AA or DL could add capacity but they would have to offer more than just 1 daily so the outlay is not worth it. United has pricing power because of some competitive advantages. I would say Flagship hubs in both markets and a big FF base....

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by LH491
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 412
Views: 29131

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2

Maybe we will see FNT-SFO on UA before SFO-DTW

Can anybody explain why UA decided not to offer service from a metro of 3-5 million to its primary Asian gateway? Not even a single daily 737?

On 7/16 DL has 4x757 1x737 and 1x767 on DTW-SFO. UA has connecting options.

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by LH491
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DTW have so many passengers?
Replies: 86
Views: 16528

RE: Why Does DTW Have So Many Passengers?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>Detroit is actually a rather underwhelming...

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by LH491
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Billion For The New Berlin Airport
Replies: 29
Views: 7090

RE: Another Billion For The New Berlin Airport

Looking back over the years since the airport was supposed to be opened (I visited <acronym title="Berlin - Schonefeld (SXF / EDDB), Germany">SXF</acronym> in 2008 when they were still building) something suggests that <acronym title="Berlin - Tegel (TXL / EDDT), Germany">TXL</acronym> really will n...

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by LH491
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Applies For PVG-BOS
Replies: 62
Views: 9884

RE: Hainan Applies For PVG-BOS

Maybe with a cheap barrel of oil, we're going to see more marginal adds like this one. Now that we have the rather frivilous <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZS...

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by LH491
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About YQ Fuel Surcharge And Fares
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

RE: Question About YQ Fuel Surcharge And Fares

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/glbltrvlr" class="quote" target="_blank">glbltrvlr</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> which means that <acronym title="United...

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by LH491
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About YQ Fuel Surcharge And Fares
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

Question About YQ Fuel Surcharge And Fares

Hello, I have been reading the forums on this website for about 10 years and this is my first time officially posting. I have a question about fuel surcharges. I was recently on Google's ITA Matrix software looking at a route and I found some pretty attractive fares between <acronym title="Chicago -...

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