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by rajincajun01
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORF Route Development
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: ORF Route Development

Southwest will not add that many transcons quickly, or even within five years without a huge boom in the area. DEN becoming year round is most likely first. Getting BNA service would be a better choice to feed passengers to places like STL and PHX then starting the new routes. DL and AA won’t likely...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Cargolux B748 is currently on the ground and a Singapore B744 arriving about 5PM today.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Allegiant in Alaska?
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Possibility of Allegiant in Alaska?

LAS-ANC isn't a route with competition and it should have decent year-round demand, plus big summer demand. FAI just doesn't have the pull of ANC. BLI as an origin is a non-starter -- Alaska covers all of the SEA-area demand and a lot of connections. Alaska operates LAS-ANC seasonally, so there is ...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I don't know what the problem is with LH and Condor? Bad blood? When LH arrived at SAN, it seemed like Condor turned into cottage cheese and ran, now the same thing is happening at AUS! I'll bet LH couldn't run Condor out of LAS, Condor's fully entrenched there. As stated earlier in the thread, the...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I don't know what the problem is with LH and Condor? Bad blood? When LH arrived at SAN, it seemed like Condor turned into cottage cheese and ran, now the same thing is happening at AUS! I'll bet LH couldn't run Condor out of LAS, Condor's fully entrenched there. As stated earlier in the thread, the...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I think I'm looking forward to lower taxes on Lufthansa award tickets personally. The taxes to go to London get me every time. Not having flown on BAs 77W on any route, but flew on the 744 out of Austin in Economy, it will be welcomed as it was not a great experience. Norwegian in Premium is great,...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Special charter or random cargo delivery? It’s all the Formula 1 stuff coming from Japan for the race in two weeks. A Crgolux 744 is coming around 7PM as well. Both inbound from NGO, very cool! Don't we normally see freighters from South America as well? VFR from Central/South America should be inc...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

tkoenig95 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Atlas Air is sending a 744 from ANC today. Should arrive about 6 PM.

Special charter or random cargo delivery?


It’s all the Formula 1 stuff coming from Japan for the race in two weeks. A Crgolux 744 is coming around 7PM as well.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Atlas Air is sending a 744 from ANC today. Should arrive about 6 PM.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure tra...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

They did used to have them in the early 2000s, but not for very long: https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/search?fleet=Lufthansa&manufacturer=Airbus&subtype=A330-200&fleetStatus=historic Anyways, I'm excited for the A330 and now that they announced the flight times, I wonder w...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

LH A380 diverting to AUS right now from IAH.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure tra...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4135

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

It was my understanding that one of the main reasons that the A380F failed was because it required specialized cargo containers due to lower floors. If this was true, I'm sure it would not be worth the investment to have to keep and maintain those containers, numerous new/extra procedures to train p...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5914

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

Too early to say. Would say no decision would be made until Wednesday at the earliest when a tighter projection cone is available. Right now projections show the cone could move far enough north that CHS would be unaffected. Of bigger concern is Spirit's facility in North Carolina at Kinston There ...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5914

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

Too early to say. Would say no decision would be made until Wednesday at the earliest when a tighter projection cone is available. Right now projections show the cone could move far enough north that CHS would be unaffected. Of bigger concern is Spirit's facility in North Carolina at Kinston There ...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

[/threeid] Correct. It's spec'd out high enough for 744 empannage. That is significantly taller than Denver’s. AA doesn’t even allow their 738s to taxi under it. It would fit but better safe than sorry. The bridge is 45 tall and the 737 tail is 42 feet. Oh I know it will fit. DL and DHL use it dail...

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by rajincajun01
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 711
Views: 61982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

The FAA still has to approve the plan after city council signs off on it. The bridge is suppose to be high enough that any plane can pass under it. Correct. It's spec'd out high enough for 744 empannage. That is significantly taller than Denver’s. AA doesn’t even allow their 738s to taxi under it.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3597

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

I feel like this is “Groundhog Day” with people talking about SFO and AS. . What I find amazing are people who feel it necessary to post about what I want to talk about as if they are the Airliners Police :roll: Don't want to read it, then move on.. Perhaps, just PERHAPS people write about what is ...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3597

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

I feel like this is “Groundhog Day” with people talking about SFO and AS.

They’re cutting routes that aren’t profitable like any airline does. It’s the same thing every airline has done in the merger era.

They’re adding PIT, PAE and CMH to their network, and added frequencies to high yield routes.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Express to hire 400 at GSO
Replies: 13
Views: 3024

Re: FedEx Express to hire 400 at GSO

Population around RDU voted against the hub because of noise. Kinston (ISO) built a 11500ft runway in hopes of landing it, but they chose GSO.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Airways to Denver
Replies: 37
Views: 3890

Re: Cayman Airways to Denver

This could be on their new Max8 that they are supposed to start receiving this year.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16560

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

You guys realize this topic is about UA/DEN service to Europe right? Not DFW, IAH, NYC, India, SFO...

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by rajincajun01
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG/STS
Replies: 85
Views: 11349

Re: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG

Glad to see TEX get service back. It truly is a one of the approaches. Concerned about it being a PC-12 though. Single engine is going to be tough there.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1933

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

Skybus has planned to sell their fuselage space. I think Nationwide actual did buy space.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 28209

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Alaska won’t because of its maintenance at GSO, so that leaves the big four. Rumor has it WN is trying to acquire the F9 hangar at DEN. UA has no incentive to at RDU, esp with IAD close by. AA has plenty of space at CLT. DL is good to go at ATL and NYC, even after selling their TPA to Pemco.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6328

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

RDU is a more viable option being a focus city with significant growth planned there.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 28209

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

If Spirit decides to come, can they donok with 1 gate in T1? Will F9 take 2 gates? If, by some chance, we get another international carrier... will 23-24 be open enough for them? If F9 adds more Caribbean, will it have to be ferried from T2 to T1? Does T1 need a FIS? Will WestJet or Aeromexico ever...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17046

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

AA is fine. Lots of debt, yes. I’d imagine they’ve paid some off with recent earnings. B6 and AS are in trouble if you go by their logic.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans states Airlines announces additional flying for United
Replies: 17
Views: 3910

Re: Trans states Airlines announces additional flying for United

Why is there such a fixation with flying jets either mainline or regional? On shorter routes their speed is wasted. I would rather have turboprops if they could cut costs and allow more frequency to smaller markets. Get that non-elitist logic out of here! I agree 100% with you. Nothing wrong with a...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

No.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is Southwest N772SW?
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: SOUTHWEST N772SW

There are at least two other topics that discuss that it was retired. Suggest go back and search for your answer instead of starting another new thread.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 28209

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

The Triangle Business Journal published an article yesterday confirming RDU’s interest in converting T1 to a budget terminal. Specifically, RDUAA mentioned being in talks with Allegiant and Frontier about the move, though it would require significant investment and take some time. Such a move would...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13121

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

Alaska pulled several -700s to state of Alaska to replace Combis and Q400s. They aren’t ready to trial E175s up there yet.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 61
Views: 5514

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

RDU is probably a good bet. Montreal service would be welcomed and a lot of people would love something better than a CRJ on AC to Toronto. There is also a decent amount of people who connect via LGA on AA to YYZ daily.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for PHX-RDU?
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Potential for PHX-RDU?

When I worked for AA at RDU, we were always told because of the lack of business ties, thus leading to low yields. Just about any connection PHX offers can be made at DFW and LAX.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines announces new international routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Spirit Airlines announces new international routes

There’s already a thread about this.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 85
Views: 9324

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

DL continues to eat into AA at RDU. They've added LAX, PHL, MIA (seasonal), DCA, CDG (competes with LHR), and now ORD in their build up at RDU. Also begin mainline on LGA this fall. Wouldn't be surprised if DFW is next.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will the new World Airways be based?
Replies: 35
Views: 5457

Re: Where will the new World Airways be based?

TPA might be a strong option no one is considering. There is definite SA and Europe demand. Not a lot of competition. Low costs. Growing business ties.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announces Lafayette, LA (LFT) to DEN & MCO
Replies: 26
Views: 2640

Re: Frontier Announces Lafayette, LA (LFT) to DEN & MCO

Brandon757 wrote:
I would have thought it Frontier was going to add service to a new city in LA it would have been SHV. LFT just seems weird.


United just upgraded SHV-DEN to a E175 and G4 does Orlando from SHV.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall renovation begins
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: DEN Great Hall renovation begins

Maybe this project will actually fix all the broken things around the terminal. It is so bad that there is even an Instagram dedicated to all of the broken escalators at the airport. instagram.com/broken_escalators_of_den/ DEN closed the only 24 hour restaurant, so now there is nothing open in the m...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 9934

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

If your peanut allergy is that big of an issue, don’t choose the one airline that serves peanuts. It’s pretty simple. It’s not like WN is the only carrier at many airports.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5303

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

I always assumed that some of these went to Midway Airlines when Midway “took over” AA’s RDU hub. I remember Midway saying the maintenance was expensive with parts being hard to come by before beginning to transition to a 737-700 fleet.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 22377

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

Can you imagine the 787-9 in WN colors? If this were to happen and that’s a big ‘if’, I can see WN eventually getting rid of the Airbus fleet and ordering more 787-9s. It’s also possible they would retain the Hawaiian branding for marketing purposes so we probably wouldn’t see the 787-9 in WN color...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 4998

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

seansasLCY wrote:
Shanegill wrote:
Plus don't forget VS are pulling LGW-MCO and moving it to LHR


Are they? This hasn't been announced and checking the VS website for flights next year still shows LGW. They are moving LAS to LHR but not MCO.


And none of this has to do with this thread: MCO, VS, LAS, LHR...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus new US routes announcements
Replies: 20
Views: 3333

Re: Aer Lingus new US routes announcements

How many speculative Aer Lingus/US expansion threads do we need?

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 28209

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

LHR and CDG are doing fine. The 772 on LHR helps AA with cargo and more business class, which is what makes the route profitable.

Many of the 2040 projects are underway behind the scenes.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 2760

Re: Allegiant and PIE

There isn’t an extra MD80 in LAS they could ferry in? If there isn’t, they couldn’t lease a plane from Swift, Miami Air, etc?

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 28209

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Fair enough rajincajun, your point is taken, I would never do it, but I tend to be more aware of connections and backups. However I will say this, a lot of the northern markets to RDU-- for instance my hometown of CLE (which could at least in theory provide a lot of feed to the southern markets)-- ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 28209

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Not to turn this in to a Frontier thread, but who in their right mind would connect in a place like Raleigh. If you miss your flight from Buffalo to Montego Bay because of a snowstorm (assuming the banks work out for such a routing in the first place), it could be 3 days until the next flight. Not ...

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