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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

And do you know what portion of that 3.6bil was paid in cash and through cash? Here's a link: https://slcairport.com/thenewslc/rebuild-highlights/ Not much. Per the link, two-thirds of the cost will be paid for through debt... and that chart was created when the project was expected to cost $3B (an...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Special thanks to NolaMD88fan for compiling the research: https://cats.airports.faa.gov/Reports/r ... _ufZoc4eas LOWEST cost airports (FAA Large and Medium hub classifications): BUR = $2.09 ATL = $2.61 CLT = $3.58 SLC = $4.17 MSY = $4.31 PBI = $4.70 CVG = $4.71 TPA = $4.89 PHX = $6.26 MKE = $6.42 H...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Agree generally, air travel has to respond to demand, not create it, but one caveat. The areas you listed are rust belt, largely unionized, business unfriendly states that were/are shrinking economically. Utah is a more business friendly atmosphere. You can thank the LDS (Utah has the highest birth...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22388

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

I love how DL has no shame in attacking their rival hubs with the A220. Cracks me up how pretty much every addition involves DFW, IAH, and SFO. AA & UA couldn't care less. While the A220 is an a.net fable, let's not forget that AA, UA and DL passed up on the A220; DL even ordered second-hand E9...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

I've found myself wondering what effect the super efficient and long legged CS300 will have upon SLC? That airplane, combined with the new terminal, mean significant upgrading to the SLC travel experience in the near term. If you build it, they will come? How'd the new terminals work out for PIT, C...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

I've found myself wondering what effect the super efficient and long legged CS300 will have upon SLC? That airplane, combined with the new terminal, mean significant upgrading to the SLC travel experience in the near term. If you build it, they will come? How'd the new terminals work out for PIT, C...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

1. The hubs you mention do not consist solely on local traffic. As it's been pointed out previously both DTW and MSP have equal, or smaller local traffic bases than hubs that are controlled by AA like CLT, PHL or DFW, or UA's DEN or IAH operations. While I can't say the DL O&D traffic at DTW/MS...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5431

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

Yeh, just like that. DL at ATL also has high average gauge working for it, further lowering per-passenger costs (see DL's 12/17 investor presentation) and encouraging ATL as the hub if a connection is required. ATL sees a lot of frequency on many routes, too. The high-cost airports all show that yo...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22388

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421757&hilit=delta+a220+routes

Within 3.5 years, DL will have a fleet of at least 90 A220. Do we really need a new thread discussing each of these routes?
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Almost all of these routes were previously discussed:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421757&hilit=delta+a220+routes

Within 3.5 years, DL will have a fleet of at least 90 A220. Do we really need a new thread discussing each of these routes?

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by compensateme
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5431

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

Looking at these data pretty clearly explains things like: [list][*]Why DL would rather send more and more pax through ATL. No, it doesn’t. CPE is an abused stat; few people understand what it really means. CPE = the total costs charged to all airlines (less any rebates) / total enplanements. The r...

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by compensateme
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

I don't think DTW and MSP were generating revenue premiums 10-15 years ago for NWA and then Delta either. The core question remains, why is Delta now abe to generate that revenue premium? DTW and MSP both earn a much higher revenue premium today than they did 10-15 years ago. Take some time to educ...

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by compensateme
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

We will see when all the Q2 results come out, but DL is typically not in the top 3 domestically when it comes to margins. They do the best amongst legacies, but normally worse than WN. WN will probably do worse this time around due to MAX issues. But calling it most impressive seems to completely o...

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by compensateme
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

2. If all USA network carriers are experiencing the results of a strong economy, and reduced competion- how do you explain DL's consistent approx 25% higher net profit than its peers? I am not trashing AA or UA, but an acknowledgment of DL's marketing strategy and strong operational metrics should ...

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by compensateme
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 944
Views: 177502

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Curious: when might one see the A339 at ATL or JFK? What about the A359? (NYC is DL's second biggest market after Atlanta.) NYC may be DL's second largest market, but the A359 was ordered as a transpacific aircraft and JFK has -zero- (DL-operated) transpacific flights. With a limited number of airc...

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by compensateme
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11217

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Rather than being impressed by the YOY growth I would be more shocked if we didn’t see numbers like this in the current economy. 91% LF means they are really good at capacity management and at these levels means they are spilling a ton of potential passengers all over the place, by design. By first...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24128

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The article left out the pricing. It's Disney, after all. -- Disney characters greet your arrival and departure flights! Have an Official Photographer of the Walt Disney World Resort commemorate this moment for just $49 per portrait! -- Disney-themed boarding music. For just $9.95, guests can person...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CVG New Airlines/routes?
Replies: 29
Views: 3772

Re: CVG New Airlines/routes?

I think DL will eventually add CVG-MSY/PIT/BNA/JAX/SAN/ORF back. One they get their hands on some more smaller mainline jets, some more CRJ-700/900s should open up and be able to operate these routes. CVG-CLE would be an interesting one, but I'm not sure that one will happen, but if it did, it woul...

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by compensateme
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CVG New Airlines/routes?
Replies: 29
Views: 3772

Re: CVG New Airlines/routes?

Last year (2018) CVG had a total of more than 8.8 million passengers, and, according to my calculations, that will put CVG at about 10.2 million this year, and 11.5 million in 2020. Those are some pretty good numbers, and so that's why I'm expecting/hoping that the airlines and routes previously me...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 114008

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Game over. AA's dormancy ends today and is officially returning the 14 frequencies so other carriers may use them. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2007-28567-0736 Despite American’s efforts, American is unable to resume its two services in the near future. American is therefore retur...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5809

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Legally, CO was the surviving entity. Funny how these things work. In California, legally, United Airlines first registered to do business with the state... as People's Express! (which was adsorbed into CO, which was absorbed into UA). https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/Document/RetrievePDF?Id=01249...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5809

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Legally, CO was the surviving entity. Funny how these things work. In California, legally, United Airlines first registered to do business with the state... as People's Express! (which was adsorbed into CO, which was absorbed into UA). https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/Document/RetrievePDF?Id=012491...

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by compensateme
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 526
Views: 99517

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Don't quote me but I was told a) their retirement had been sped up and b) their retirement had been spread out...in last week from two people with ties to flight ops. The engine overhaul issue is the wildcard with the spec only handled in NZ. Seems like DL has slowed, not sped up, the pacing of MD-...

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by compensateme
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 526
Views: 99517

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Don't quote me but I was told a) their retirement had been sped up and b) their retirement had been spread out...in last week from two people with ties to flight ops. The engine overhaul issue is the wildcard with the spec only handled in NZ. Seems like DL has slowed, not sped up, the pacing of MD-...

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by compensateme
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3377

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

I picture goth kids, not JetBlue, when I hear “jet black.”

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by compensateme
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5916

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

Yes the way to show you don't want an aircraft is to keep increasing the order. Started at 25 and now it stands at 45.. Not quite. They had 25 A359-1000 on order but decided to go with the 787-10 instead. Instead of simply deferring the 359-1000, they stuck an agreement with Airbus to change the or...

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by compensateme
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5916

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

I think replacing the 772ER by a 787s you end up giving payload in the growing Asian markets. And the 777X is is very nice but top heavy & unproven. They'll probably order A223 and A321XLR regardless. Like AA, Jetblue, Delta, Frontier etc. Sounds more like wishful thinking than rational thinkin...

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by compensateme
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5916

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

Continental honored the 1997 contract with Boeing not to buy Airbus for 20 years. That’s a logical fallacy. CO had an all-Boeing fleet because they hired an ex-Boeing executive who initially ordered Boeing and made it a goal to simplify the fleet to the 737NG, 757/767 and 777. CO had, by far, the s...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3320

Re: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% over two years

They are in the process of redoing the 7 vacant gates in terminal A which will bring them to 15 gates in LAS. In 2020 I've heard there adding SNA,RNO,TUS,COS and ABQ. Flyguy Just curious where you've heard these new city rumors? I was at a COS tourism meeting the other day where the question was br...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3320

Re: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% over two years

I suspect this is a misquote from NK's press release yesterday: "As of July 2019, Spirit will have grown nearly 50 percent in Las Vegas compared to its capacity only two years earlier. " In other words, NK has grown 50% over the past two years, not that they are growing 50% over the next ...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7398

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

With all due respect to you and Compensateme, I think you are underestimating the impact the aircraft will have. I've spoken to enough planners at current and future 220 operators to know that this airplane is going to be used for missions that were never previously feasible. I'm not just talking a...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities/Metro Areas Underserved Compared To Their Population
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Cities/Metro Areas Underserved Compared To Their Population

Based on pure population... The Inland Empire in CA. At current growth rates, it could pass Boston as the 10th largest MSA, right behind ATL, within two years. Yet the local airport (ONT) just topped 5M passengers last year for the first time in a decade.

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7774

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

What about ATL-SLC-HKG with a 77L?

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7398

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
One must never challenge the A.net assertion that the A220 is a GAME CHANGER!


Kinda amazing how nobody besides a.net and DL realizes this!

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7398

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

Point being UA desperately needs an aircraft like that, but refuses to get one. DL can simply show them what they are missing out on. But on the other hand, UA has 787's and many a.netters think that DL is missing the boat on that front. Will UA do a victory 787 stroll through ATL? Not even remotel...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13181

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

While the theme building was great I think it is pass its use by date. The best thing would be to knock it down and make better use of the space. Maybe they could reverse the flow in the CTA, have everyone come down center way and then peel off to the respective terminals. The Theme Building is too...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41601

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Which alliance is DL in? Is this a serious question???? Yes. I don’t fly DL. And it’s a conversation starter. The next question would be, what potential international airlines, especially to Asia, might DL connect with on the West coast? Especially, potentially at SJC as was discussed earlier in th...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7554

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

No offence taken, I know I'm not important :) I have no issue with the freebies and perks at all - more power to the people who get them. As I pointed out, quality writers always point out when they are getting compensated for a review. Too many people automatically say that a blogger is lying abou...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13181

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Once the People Mover is operational, LAX is interested in bringing a hotel on property, and is exploring whether the Theme Building could be part of the project: https://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-travel-lax-theme-building-hotel-idea-future-20190612-story.html https://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41601

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

AirFiero wrote:
Which alliance is DL in?


Is this a serious question????

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7554

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

ClassicLover wrote:
I'll chime in here with a few facts and opinions.


No offense, but you're obviously "not important." The more of an influencer you are, the more freebies you'll get -- top influencers not only get tons of freebies, but they make a (comfortable) living off of it. I'm not guessing.

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by compensateme
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10460

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

IMO, Addison Mitchell McConnell International Airport would’ve been the better choice.

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?
Replies: 38
Views: 3528

Re: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?

I guess I was right all along How so? None of these markets have been named "focus cities" in the sense a.net digests the definition -- e.g. point-to-point flights. Instead, DL's merely identified these markets where opportunities to add significant capacity exists. That could simply mean...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Raptors win their First championship

I don’t care who won but by all means jump to conclusions if that makes you feel better. The Warriors weren’t gassed. Durant accounted for a large percentage of their offense and it only got worse when Thompson tore his ACL. No team can win missing that much firepower. Their freak injuries are not ...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Raptors win their First championship

...against a severely depleted Warriors team. If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games. Despite the historical nature of the win, I think history will attach a huge asterisk on their title. ILL Ridiculous. You sound like a sore loser. Do you realize ho...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Raptors win their First championship

...against a severely depleted Warriors team. If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games. Despite the historical nature of the win, I think history will attach a huge asterisk on their title. ILL Ridiculous. You sound like a sore loser. Do you realize ho...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4273

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Surly you don't think the average American business traveler would desire to fly on a turboprop over a regional jet, even if PD's experience blows AA's away? I know that's definitely an issue with Americans, but Porter has a premium reputation at least in Canada, regardless of aircraft type. Perhap...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 19134

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Glad to see but CI / ONT is spending a heckalot of money marketing this service. I was in an Irvine 99 Ranch the other day, and saw flyers offering rebates on Uber or parking charges. Kinda surprised CI hasn't attempted to coordinate a shuttle...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4273

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Could PD partner with AA to take over the latter's LGA operations to Toronto? It's a pretty limited offering as it is, and flying to YTZ might give them a bit of a niche in the market against the much larger AC and DL/WS operations. In fact, a broader partnership with AA probably makes some sense f...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4273

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Good to know that the next time I'm hanging out in Downtown Toronto, there will be more noisy turoprops for my audible pleasure. It would be great if PD offered services to London, or Kitchener using the new slots. It would allow many of us living west of Toronto another option to either commute to ...

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