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by flyguy89
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13515

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Please... of course the public via the government has the ability "to bring a hammer" when needed. Where do you get that it is not a valid argument? It is an absolutely valid argument for regulating something. If the industry and market do not address something and it becomes onerous to t...

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by flyguy89
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 7269

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

This sounds pretty crazy. Maybe if we were talking about some Privatair type service I could buy into it a bit more, but long-haul low-cost CVG-BSL? Very out there indeed.

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by flyguy89
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13515

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Oh that is just BS. You are reaching, just flailing about with that one. It is essentially the opposite of "mob rule", the airlines get to present their case, the elected legislators review both sides, and then make a decision. And there isn't even a decision yet, it is entirely possible ...

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by flyguy89
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13515

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

And the public addresses such situations via their powers of government, our representative government. That's just mob rule though. Oh that is just BS. You are reaching, just flailing about with that one. It is essentially the opposite of "mob rule", the airlines get to present their cas...

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by flyguy89
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13515

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Define essential. It's essential that I drive a 2018 Maserati GranTurismo. If I didn't fly from time to time, I would lose my livelihood. I have to travel cross-country 4 to 6 times per year for work, and I don't have an extra week to drive or two extra weeks to take Amtrak every time. The same is ...

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by flyguy89
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13515

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Government needs to stay out of it. Maybe they should stay out of safety and ATC, too? I mean, who needs to get there alive, right? Just let the free market decide. The fact is that when you are purchasing a product, laws protect you from such things as theft (the airline just takes your money and ...

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by flyguy89
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 54
Views: 8231

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Cool add. I'm unfamilar with LAS TATL flying, what else goes across the Atlantic from LAS? VS: LAS-LGW, daily year-round LAS-MAN, 2x weekly summer seasonal BA: LAS-LGW/LHR, 8-10 weekly flights year-round depending on the season DE: LAS-FRA, 3-4x weekly year-round depending on the season LAS-MUC, 2x...

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by flyguy89
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13515

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Brickell305 wrote:
rta wrote:
What about hotel, car rental, bus, and train reservations?

You can change all of those without paying a fee.

So take those transportation options instead if you're finding the restrictions on cheap airfare so onerous. You're free to choose and vote with your wallet.

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by flyguy89
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13515

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Simple, if you do not want change fees, do not buy non-refundable tickets. Not a viable solution. The airlines themselves want non-refundable tickets sold. Airlines push the prices lower and lower to get people to commit and lock themselves in. This locks future revenue for the airline. If people b...

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by flyguy89
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1489
Views: 120743

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

http://www.dispatch.com/opinion/20180918/matt-mayer-big-ideas-are-needed-to-expand-air-travel-in-ohio This. Paying airlines to offer service here is not a good long-term solution. Allowing the Cincinnati airport to be built in Kentucky was a travesty of epic proportions that has put SW Ohio behind....

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by flyguy89
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1489
Views: 120743

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

August numbers for CVG just posted: - August is up 10.91% - Year-to-date passenger numbers are up 15.33% http://cvgairport.com/docs/default-source/stats/cvg-stats-2018.pdf?sfvrsn=14 Still not sure if they'll end up breaking 9 million pax for the year. Assuming at least 10% growth for the remainder o...

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by flyguy89
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1489
Views: 120743

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Appears WW will be returning to CVG next spring: https://www.lanereport.com/105249/2018/09/wow-air-offering-69-fare-from-cvg-to-iceland-99-to-europe-september-and-october/. Great news if in fact true...like I said I'd love to be proven wrong, but I won't hold my breath for it until I see it in the ...

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by flyguy89
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137670

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

If EI does in fact end up announcing PIT-DUB, I'm predicting Wow and Condor will both exit in the next year and that TATL service ultimately shakes out with EI and BA being the remaining carriers with at least a combined daily service, which is still a great set-up.

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by flyguy89
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1489
Views: 120743

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

I'm starting to wonder if Wow will return at all to CVG. I counted up the number of flights they'll have operated for the year, and suspiciously it's the minimum number needed to receive the incentives (I suspect that was the real reason for the upgrade in the number of weekly flights they offered)....

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by flyguy89
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1489
Views: 120743

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

I'm excited to see Columbus (as a whole) finally plopping down money for routes. It may not mean they'll do it often, but at least they've shown they're willing to join the ranks of other airports spending to expand the route map. An updated version of the Dispatch article about AS mentions their S...

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by flyguy89
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4645

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread 2018

"The article should note that CVG , BNA and IND enplanements include significant amounts of connecting traffic WN uses BNA as a Focus City and I would guesstimate 3M-4M of thier passenger enplanements are connecting traffic vs O&D; CVG is still a DL hub and would guesstimate 1M-2M enplanem...

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by flyguy89
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7050

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Removing the cat doesn't remove the danger if the child is severely allergic unfortunately. If the cat was already boarded, hair and dander are already in the aircraft's air system and the child would still be in danger even if the pet was removed.

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by flyguy89
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1489
Views: 120743

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

CVG June passenger stats are finally out:
+10.61% for the month of June YOY
+17.05% for year thus far

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by flyguy89
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8354

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

I'm glad to see DL continuing to improve the Y experience. I agree this is no "monumental" shift, but I'll gladly laud a service improvement. Delta once again out in front of the pack and raising the bar this time for economy passengers on long haul international flights. How long until UA...

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by flyguy89
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?
Replies: 24
Views: 10119

Re: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?

Today marks the 6-month anniversary of LOT's 787 service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Warsaw (WAW). I'd be curious to see if the flight has been well-received: do we know the avg. loads? Might there even be data on the share of paying premium pax? I know LOT had been looking at SFO first so would ...

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by flyguy89
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Pretty big news, the 14-16 shops and restaurants being added at the airport are going to both Concourse A and Concourse B, however the majority are going to Concourse B. They are currently negotiating terms with Delta allowing another airline to move from Concourse A to B, who is expecting to accou...

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by flyguy89
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Cvgspotter15 wrote:
Don’t know how old or new this is but the UA CVG-SFO and CVG-ORD flights got upgraded to a 737-900 for the month of October.

Not bad for a route many predicted UA would cut before it was scheduled to start. do you know if it's the same aircraft on both routes? (i.e. does it operate ORD-CVG-SFO?)

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by flyguy89
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 6431

Re: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy

DL has 'best economy product?" I guess its all in the interest of the poster. I flew them the other day and thought it was nothing more than a glorified SW. After all I had read about them from the DL BB's on here, expected a higher standard only to find it wasn't close. Im not saying that any...

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by flyguy89
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

I am going to redo the CVG numbers later tonight, based on the data, it looks like it is the one-way passenger data from both ends (as MidwestIndy said). The data does not separate out CVG-PHL and PHL-CVG for instance, however, it appears some cities have errors and the numbers given are about what...

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by flyguy89
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 6431

Re: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy

As someone who, with exceedingly rare exception, can only ever travel coach, I've always found DL to have the best economy product in North America and I'm glad to see they're continuing to improve. Their hard product with wifi, seat back TVs and charging ports is consistent and exceeds the other US...

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by flyguy89
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 10230

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Not really caring whose got the bigger manhood but if a CLE-EWR-LHR routing only counts in the EWR-LHR passenger count how is either city properly measured? Much less the drive to other airport folks. Or am I mistaken on what I've read on this forum? If all the traffic on CLE-EWR-LHR comes from CLE...

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by flyguy89
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 10230

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

^I ran many tests--O&D, dates, etc.---not a specific snapshot. My point was that an auditors work can be sound, but doesn't necessarily reflect a that an action--by policy--was implemented. The, again, your conclusions should be supported by the reams of DOT data available from that time. Show ...

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by flyguy89
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 10230

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

^I PERSONALLY many times ran test flights on UA's website---and personally--not hearsay--saw UA making CLE the most expensive or difficult to find connection route even if it made the most geographic or minimal travel time sense. As for proof, it was my own analysis---I should have taken thousands ...

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by flyguy89
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 10230

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

You're suggesting the audit firm risked its license to "CYA for politicians?" Seriously? You've said this several times now, which caused me to think you didn't quite get what many were saying on here (including your uncalled for jab at MasseyBrown). And then I thought, perhaps you were o...

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by flyguy89
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Not really, Southwest has access to 4 gates and could use 5, and currently they only need 1. We know SWA can run 12x daily from one gate if needed. Times that by 4 and you have 48 daily flights they can possibly run out of CVG. They are currently at 8, and won’t get to that point any time soon. The...

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by flyguy89
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71281

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I don't see why both won't last, let's wait for May of next year before we start jumping to conclusions.... True, but it does seem odd that DL launched IND-CDG (as opposed to say AMS) when CVG-CDG is not terribly far away. It leads me to believe that there is a 50-50 chance CVG loses its Paris flig...

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by flyguy89
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Apparently CVG is adding 14-16 new News/Gift/Retail shops, not just 7-8 I reported earlier. In addition to the new restaurants going in currently, they also are trying to get another full-service restaurant. I get that they need new retail stores/food options, but this seems a little overkill. Coul...

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by flyguy89
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Are you sure? While old, according to the Brookings data from 2011, the top three European destinations in order of demand were 1) Paris (only just edging out London) 2) London 3) Frankfurt. Do you know if the Brookings data includes XXX-CVG-CDG and CVG-CDG-XXX passengers? I have seen that on CVG t...

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by flyguy89
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

How long do you think it'll be for DL to shift this route to DTW or end it completely? I think P&G has some sort of agreement for this route, it was actually recently upguaged to a CRJ-700. Do you have a source for this, otherwise I just don't see how this route is sustainable DEPARTURES_SCHEDU...

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by flyguy89
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Delta would probably be the most likely candidate for a PHX flight, or Frontier. Southwest could also add nonstop service from CVG to PHX since Southwest has a focus city at PHX, since PHX is one of the largest Southwest Airlines stations, since Delta doesn't have a hub at PHX, since most Greater P...

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by flyguy89
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Delta has cut CVG-MEM effecting November 3rd. I am still unclear why they thought putting the CRJ-900 on the route and eliminating most connecting options was a good idea. Back in June 2016 the route was 2x/CRJ, it had a 81% LF, currently, it's running at less than 50%. It actually is one of the st...

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by flyguy89
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7783

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

What you guys should really be advocating for is the us military and guard flying evacuation c17s and c130s at no cost. This is what department of state says regarding evacuation from a foreign country in case of crisis: Will the U.S. government pay for my travel? How much will it cost? Departure a...

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by flyguy89
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24889

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Will IND seek future transatlantic routes (such as London) now that they have DL to CDG, or will they stop with CDG? I'm hoping for a London service one day. SmithAir747 I have that same question. I've asked the IAA and the director and no one has responded to the LHR question. Makes me believe the...

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by flyguy89
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

I know its an extreme long shot, but I wonder if the CVG hub could help Cincinnati's chance at landing Amazon's second headquarters go from unlikely to somewhat possible. Amazon just announced another fulfillment center to be put in Cincinnati, so they are making a lot of big investments here. Acco...

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by flyguy89
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7783

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

You misunderstood me. I didn't say that selling out was hypothetical, I said that your scenario was. Positioning one customer's hypothetical utility for a ticket against another's and then reconciling it through a pricing mechanism is the problem. This is the ideological crux of microeconomic theor...

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by flyguy89
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24889

Re: DL add IND-CDG

As for what's next with DL, what about CVG-LHR (didn't DL recently snag another LHR slot on top of the one they're using for PDX?? Although with WW on the way, I'm a lot more doubtful about this one happening. MKE-CDG perhaps? However, MKE seems more suited to a 321 or MAX to Iceland than a legacy ...

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by flyguy89
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7783

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

You are engaging in straw man hypotheticals. The question is not whether or not there is scarcity. The question is whether or not it is ethical or appropriate for a business to profit from this kind of scarcity. all the tickets getting sold out is not hypothetical. Maybe the airline should raise th...

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by flyguy89
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7783

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

I agree completely. You can hide behind the pseudo-science of economics or algorithms all day, but the outcome here is immoral. Airlines are protifting from disaster. What do you want then? Labeling something "pseudo-science" doesn't change the reality that there are only so many seats av...

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by flyguy89
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7783

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Why not raise prices and let the market decide if it wants to fly or drive? What does a natural disaster have to do with airplane prices? The premise here is very confusing. This is what's wrong with the world. I agree completely. You can hide behind the pseudo-science of economics or algorithms al...

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by flyguy89
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7783

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

There is no good outcome here. People will either be mad that prices have gone up to account for scarcity, or they'll be mad if airlines override revenue management systems to keep prices reasonable but find that there are no available seats to be had.

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by flyguy89
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

It's not a very large market (the CVG-PHX nonstop route), the yields suck and it's a long route (read expensive to operate). There's a reason DL dropped it and AA also hasn't touched it. We have the equivalent of 1x daily flights worth of seats and that's about all the market can bear. The business...

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by flyguy89
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Looks as if nothing for CVG, but at least CMH got CUN CVG-PHX is the largest domestic route between 2 cities served by Southwest Airlines that is not between perimeter restricted airports, that is not to or from a jetBlue focus city, that is not to or from Alaska Airlines's main SEA hub, and that i...

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by flyguy89
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 190563

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

July numbers for CVG are finally in: - Up a whopping 24.16% YOY for the month of July - Up 14.21% YTD http://cvgairport.com/docs/default-source/stats/cvg-stats-2017.pdf?sfvrsn=12 The airport has also announced $6 million in makeover plans to renovate the baggage claim and check-in areas. http://www....

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by flyguy89
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian arrives at Terminal 7 in LAX but departs from TBIT?
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: Austrian arrives at Terminal 7 in LAX but departs from TBIT?

I took this flight back in May. Departing LAX we were bussed from a gate at TBIT to one of the remote stands; however, when we arrive back at LAX we deplaned directly into TBIT.

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