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by ATLgaUSA
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MOB and Hurricane Sally
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Airbus MOB and Hurricane Sally

Mobile absorbs tropical storms frequently enough that I can’t imagine Airbus built anything there that couldn’t absorb 100 MPH winds. That being said, Mobile is expecting two feet of rain as the storm passes. That’ll cause issues, but they should be short lived.

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by ATLgaUSA
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

I missed the press release in July confirming that the BAA has refinanced its bonds. This will reduce the cost per enplanement significantly, which the Airport Director has said was a hold-up in getting Allegiant to open a BHM station. Hopefully, the costs will be lowered enough for Allegiant to sta...

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by ATLgaUSA
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14086

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

Southwest is applying an anti microbal spray with a 30 day lffe span on every surface - thus is probably is not necessary to clean things between every flight. Then there is the 6-7 hours / night / plane it spends on deep cleaning every aircraft. There is a difference between antimicrobial and anti...

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport
Replies: 26
Views: 4318

Re: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport

I believe MOB will see a decent uptick in passengers once commercial operations move to Brookley. It makes MOB a viable airport for the entire Eastern Shore crowd, who are some of the most affluent residents of the Metro Mobile area.

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by ATLgaUSA
Fri May 29, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

Didn’t mean it as a correction. Search function didn’t show your post and I had just read it in the BBJ.

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu May 28, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

WN adding BHM-DEN in December.

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8714

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

They don’t have scheduled service from DFW-MSL, I don’t believe

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260649

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I can see how it's argued that an MD-88 with time left in it before 1/1/21 is 'wasted,' but there's the question of fuel burn. If anything, I'd see MD-88s subbing for half-full 757s on short routes like DTW-MCO, ATL-MCO, etc. As for the 717s, this looks like a time for more planes with a lower trip...

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by ATLgaUSA
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16182

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

I don't think they're the market leader at PWM. The total is probably around 40. They are the leader at PWM, but not by a very large percentage. Southwest 306 14.14% Republic Airline 261 12.04% American 254 11.74% Endeavor 239 11.02% Delta 237 10.96% Other 868 40.10% I can look up every single airp...

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by ATLgaUSA
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

A few things. 1. The airport director that was angling for a Lufthansa flight is not the current airport director who is much more realistic in the routes the airport is making a priority. 2. I doubt the World Games generates a significant amount of traffic, outside of the athletes themselves. 3. T...

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by ATLgaUSA
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

SLC/BHM is already delayed in DLTerm by an hour.. FLT INFO 4733/16FEB LOF ARR DEP ETA ON IN ETD OUT OFF ACF¥ SLC 600A 700A E7W BHM 1030A 1130A FLIFO- FLIGHT HISTORY EXISTS FACTS- 1. ALL- *DELTA CONX/QUOTE AS SKYWEST AIRLINES 2. SLCBHM NO LOCAL OR CONNECTING OR STOPOVER TRAFFIC 3. ALL-¥> Speaking fr...

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by ATLgaUSA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

The airport director has said publicly, the top priorities for new routes are BOS, LAX, and SFO. I’d guess BOS is likely to be the first to launch, probably on DL.

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by ATLgaUSA
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

It seems odd that United doesn't connect their IAD hub to cities in the southeast like BHM, MEM, GPT. It's their most logical hub for serving that region. Have always wondered why UA flies HSV-IAD and not BHM-IAD. AA flies both BHM-DCA and HSV-DCA. Maybe BHM-IAD isn't there because of WN's BHM-BWI?...

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by ATLgaUSA
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4512

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

They used to do a lot of charters with the Concorde. It is likely it did a charter flight to every medium and large airport in the US.

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8784

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

BHM 3,090,604 +3.96

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by ATLgaUSA
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 18695

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

Surprisingly low load factors for a lot of the intra-Texas flying.

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by ATLgaUSA
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19737

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

Does RDU generate any meaningful numbers to Latin America?

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by ATLgaUSA
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 34
Views: 11126

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

It’s not uncommon for controlling agencies to not hand aircraft over. Flying out of Miami, if one is to overfly Cuba, the procedure is for one pilot to call Havana 10 minutes prior to entering Cuban airspace while the other pilot monitors Miami. When we have positive control with Havana we let Miam...

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

Delta350 wrote:
AA529 from DFW is now mainline

So, that’s two mainline flights a day now to DFW. I’d expect one or two CLT flights to get upgraded to mainline next year. US used to run all mainline on the BHM-CLT route, but only flew something like 5 flights a day.

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by ATLgaUSA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25664

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

What power does Trump have to tell the US3 where to fly or not to fly? I know safety is at risk, but let's be frank here, the airlines make these decisions for themselves, not be bullied by someone like Trump. For all we know, Delta might continue to fly over the Gulf with no shootdowns... what's T...

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by ATLgaUSA
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 9507

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

Weren’t the F9 load factors in the high 80s?

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by ATLgaUSA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4430

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019

Landed in BHM tonight and there were three md88s

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by ATLgaUSA
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4430

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019

Didn’t AA overtake WN as the second largest carrier at BHM in the late summer? I believe they did and, if so, it may be more interested in BHM-PHX than WN.

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by ATLgaUSA
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 24973

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I do not see any service whatsoever to BHM. Is this a new development? I wasn’t aware that they had completely discontinued service there. I really thought they would do well there. They framed it as a seasonal discontinuation. Load factors were in the high 80s, I believe. We will see if they retur...

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by ATLgaUSA
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4430

Re: Birmingham Aviation Thread - 2019

Now that Southwest isn’t a low cost carrier, i would think spirit or frontier could come in with BHM-MSY, BHM-LAS, and BHM-Florida.

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4430

Re: Birmingham Aviation Thread - 2019

Next year BHM is most likely getting BHM-DEN with Southwest. Since they don’t fly DEN-BHM or DEN-CLT. Also they did a study about how, who and why people would fly through BHM and found the San Francisco/ Silicone valley(SJC) highly for demand for business with tech and JetBlue would serve that rou...

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by ATLgaUSA
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4430

Re: Birmingham Aviation Thread - 2019

Welcome to the Birmingham Aviation Thread for 2019 BHM got Frontier earlier this year and passenger traffic has been on a rise! Post any more info below Delta added an extra flight to LaGuardia. American brought back mainline. Southwest added weekend flights to Fort Lauderdale. Other than that and ...

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by ATLgaUSA
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest and MSP
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

Re: SkyWest and MSP

alasizon wrote:
DL chooses how to deploy their regional carrier assets. They've made the choice to deploy Endeavor out of other bases.

And the question posed by this post is why Delta does that.

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by ATLgaUSA
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5093

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

I think JKA could likely support seasonal service to ATL and IAH. Unlike the other Gulf cities, it doesn’t have a substantial military base to drive year round traffic.

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by ATLgaUSA
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 3623

Re: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight

maps4ltd wrote:
ATLgaUSA wrote:
When I was in Hawaii in June, I noticed FlightAware still had a ton of Aloha flights loaded.


Probably Aloha cargo.


Indeed it was. Didn’t know there was an Aloha Cargo out there.

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by ATLgaUSA
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 3623

Re: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight

When I was in Hawaii in June, I noticed FlightAware still had a ton of Aloha flights loaded.

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by ATLgaUSA
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 15069

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

It's probably faster to take the train. By the time you pass through security, you've added quite a bit of time to the trip. If there is only one daily flight for such a short distance, it makes sense to just standardize on train connections and have multiple connections possible per day. There are...

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by ATLgaUSA
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 15069

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

It's probably faster to take the train. By the time you pass through security, you've added quite a bit of time to the trip. If there is only one daily flight for such a short distance, it makes sense to just standardize on train connections and have multiple connections possible per day. There are...

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by ATLgaUSA
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 7148

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

HA’s customer service is atrocious. WN will give them a run for their money.

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by ATLgaUSA
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5291

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

My guess is service to one of BOS (DL), LAS (Frontier or Spirit), LAX (DL or AA), or SFO (UA). I think Vegas is the most likely.

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by ATLgaUSA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 6520

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/30/trav ... -east.html
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Here's an article that discusses Alaska's Russia Far East service and lists the cities that were served.

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/30/trav ... -east.html

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by ATLgaUSA
Tue May 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 8675

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

Whilst there is a short term capacity reduction as the airline pushes to retire the inefficient 747s, you need to remember that Qantas started flying MEL-SFO in September last year. With that in mind, the overall capacity level once this change takes place will actually be fairly similar to pre-Sep...

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by ATLgaUSA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 8106

Re: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019

As an update on VC's BFM-BHM service, and according to the below article, the service start has been postponed due to a shortage of commitments from Birmingham-based businesses on the route. However, this article does establish that VC will begin BFM-SFB service 2 May. https://www.al.com/business/2...

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by ATLgaUSA
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau
Replies: 38
Views: 6650

Re: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau

My guess is banking traffic generates sufficient demand and premiums to justify a Heathrow slot.

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by ATLgaUSA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21915

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

7 737-7s this year, the other 23 in like 2023+ or something. GK said something along the lines of the A220 sticking out from other options and a "really good airplane" at the DAL Rally. We shall see. Perfect plane for the smaller markets like BHM, LIT, TUL, ICT, ect, ect, ect. Perfect pla...

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by ATLgaUSA
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer
Replies: 66
Views: 10988

Re: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer

An awful lot of UA cuts - for example UA MDT-ORD APR 4>0.7[3] I don't seem them cutting MDT from 4 daily to less than 1 daily. Maybe a lot of RJ to mainline or Mainline to RJ changes that weren't filed correctly? And EnilrIa, thank you so much for this thread every week! Misfile. Still for sale 4x ...

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by ATLgaUSA
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 12013

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

IAH is closer to a SE hub than IAD.

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by ATLgaUSA
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 (Frontier) Airlines' Strategy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3248

Re: F9 (Frontier) Airlines' Strategy?

MSY-BHM. It’d take basically no aircraft utilization and the market previously supported 7 flights a day. Because that was WN flying mostly Dallas people to BHM by using MSY as a way to get around the Wright Amendment. People going between Bham and NOLA generally just drive, so the yield hasn't bee...

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by ATLgaUSA
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 (Frontier) Airlines' Strategy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3248

Re: F9 (Frontier) Airlines' Strategy?

I’m not sure why F9 isn’t doing a quick turn MSY-BHM. It’d take basically no aircraft utilization and the market previously supported 7 flights a day. A Th F Sa Sun Mon rotation would kill it.

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS program extended for another 5 years.
Replies: 46
Views: 3637

Re: EAS program extended for another 5 years.

The EAS program is more then just getting air service to remote communities, which is essential for places like PIR, DIK, PDT, LWB, IWD, IWT, BJI, MSL, to name a few. Obviously these places, as well as Alaska, are dependent on air service because they are very isolated from the rest of their states...

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by ATLgaUSA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16953

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2018/08/02/united-airlines-boosting-service-to-israel.html 3x weekly starting 22MAY19, served by 772. This has been rumored along with ORD-TLV for a while. Interesting to see IAD win over ORD. Doesnt surprise me at all actually. With all the diplomatic tr...

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by ATLgaUSA
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 8846

Re: Big cities without any airport

Confuscius wrote:
Cincinnati's airport is located in a different state. Kansas City's airport is also located in a different state but in the same city.

I'm pretty sure MCI is in Missouri, which is the same state as Kansas City.

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by ATLgaUSA
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 5052

Re: First Class Service in MGM

Montgomery is the state capital but most of the travel it generates is local (statewide) in nature. Birmingham is the business center of Alabama and that’s where the business aviation traffic is generated. I’d guess most of the business traffic from MGM, other than Maxwell, bleeds to Birmingham and ...

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by ATLgaUSA
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service for Mobile Regional Airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 4027

Re: New service for Mobile Regional Airport?

There are more than 200,000 people in Baldwin County, the majority of whom live in the Eastern Shore area. While Mobile Regional May be closer by distance, it is not by travel time because you have to drive through all of Mobile, on surface roads, to get there. A move to Brookley would greatly incre...

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by ATLgaUSA
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service for Mobile Regional Airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 4027

Re: New service for Mobile Regional Airport?

I just don't see how moving to BFM improves traffic that much at MOB. It might get you a little more of the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach traffic, but not that much. Bearing in mind that a majority of beach traffic to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach comes by car anyway. Plus, building the new terminal at BFM l...

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