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by rajincajun01
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 64
Views: 15658

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

SY maybe, although they are private so don't release financials. Their CEO said they are building cash. I'm sure the Amazon flying is propping up their pax service though. https://thepointsguy.com/news/ceo-chat-sun-country-airlines-fears-a-rough-september-as-travel-uptick-plateaus/ SY had an operat...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48431

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

bigb wrote:
PGV makes sense as folks can make the drive to CLT or RDU to catch flights.


You realize CLT is on the other side of the state, right? Almost a six hour drive.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26587

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Seem like June 27th is only available for AUS-SAT bookable route. I was hoping this is daily route.... I did see that too. I tried seeing if you could do AUS-SAT on SY and then come back to Austin on Amtrak but the times just don't line up. Looks like Sun Country is flying this route a few days in ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)
Replies: 15
Views: 2166

Re: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)

SteveXC500 wrote:
Intro price $199 each way. $398 RT plus $60 for a bag plus (let’s call it) $35 for seat assignment. Almost $500


Not unreasonable considering the length of the flight.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9835

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Joshu wrote:
This thread has provided such minimal information so far.

Two E175s made contact after one was marshaled in on the wrong line at DFW. It’s literally all there.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)
Replies: 15
Views: 2166

Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)

Looks like Sun Country is adding Saturday only STT service starting Dec 19.

Source: their website

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26587

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Country is running a bookable DFW-AUS-SAT flight on Saturday, June 27.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to start MSP-Honduras flights Dec 18
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Sun Country to start MSP-Honduras flights Dec 18

Looks like SY will start weekly flights between MSP and Roatan, Honduras (RTB) on December 18.

Are they the first US carrier to add a international route since the start of COVID-19?

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by rajincajun01
Sat May 23, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13366

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Insertnamehere wrote:
Alaska dropping CMH is a bit of a surprise

Just out of E175 range and 737 is too much aircraft right now. E175 probably spared MKE.

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by rajincajun01
Sat May 23, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13366

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Is Silver/Seaborne in trouble? Tampa and San Juan are big operations for them.

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by rajincajun01
Thu May 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3787

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

DOT also says airlines must process refunds in a timely manner - which it defines as within 7 business days if a passenger paid by credit card, and within 20 days if a passenger paid by cash or check. The DOT also knows that airlines' accounting departments are not staffed to handle the massive wav...

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by rajincajun01
Tue May 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3787

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

The DOT also knows that airlines' accounting departments are not staffed to handle the massive wave of refund requests that have been received in the past 60 days, and has been advising carriers - via their individual DOT liaisons - that they are being lenient on enforcement of these timelines beca...

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by rajincajun01
Sun May 10, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11199

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

Good morning enilria and thanks for the hard work. DL’s early June cuts on coastal hubs + focus cities. In May they made another cut closer in. Again, SEA has far away the most service with LAX trailing quite a bit. I think it’s clear at this point DL is fully intend on fighting it out at AS and ge...

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by rajincajun01
Fri May 08, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25400

Re: KAUS Fatality

MavyWavyATR wrote:
Honestly shocking that airport security didn't catch the person trespassing beforehand.

AUS has had several people jump the fence onto the field.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19075

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Sun Country (SY). They appear to have suspended all operations at MSN. The new service they announced (e.g. MSN-PDX) isn't happening, and all of their already scheduled flights have been cancelled. (source: Dane County Regional Airport departure and arrival screen...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64296

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Wish they had to give the government every share they purchased through buybacks since the AA/US merger. Why? Those shares are retired. We know the shares are retired; so it's a mute point. However, rajincajun01 most likely meant that AA (and the others as well) should give to the government that's...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64296

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Wish they had to give the government every share they purchased through buybacks since the AA/US merger.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14921

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020: APOCALYPSE

Interesting possible strategy at play for SEA. Gate allocation is based off of available seats. DL or AS could invest in flying empty planes to squeeze the other out of so many gates.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63651

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

Sun Country begins freighter flights next month. Receiving a fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800BCF. They are being mod in China. I don't think they will get any before mid to late summer. Last i heard all work had stopped due to the virus. There is apparently a plan in place to get them to PAE soon involvi...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63651

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

Sun Country begins freighter flights next month. Receiving a fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800BCF.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38017

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

I've heard the rumor that VS is interested in SAN and AUS, BA is doing quite well on these two routes and I believe there's a room for VS to step in. If it’s Austin, that’ll be pretty insane. KLM to Amsterdam, Norwegian adding an addition LGW frequency and starting CDG... Can they sustain a third c...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8476

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

airportugal310 wrote:
Word quickly coming out of the AS Seattle campus that ~100 people are being let go from Corporate. Shame all around...

A significant number of regional managers and IT workers were let go over the last 48 hours or so.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 11609

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

I've hoped for a few years to see AS jump in but have given up. They don't seem the least bit interested and have had opportunities but remained on the sidelines. (When they pulled SFO-RDU just last August, why couldn't they have just moved the plane down the coast and started SAN-RDU instead? I'm ...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69020

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Any chance AS could restart PDX-DEN and SFO-DEN? As a former AS agent in DEN, unlikely. SFO won’t happen with UA doing 12x daily, including a couple widebodies. PDX was close to happening on E175 about two years ago, but was pulled just before being announced. DEN-ANC would be a great addition for ...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69020

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

[twoid][/twoid] Is AS starting PDX-PIT? I saw a couple of social media posts from AS about new nonstop service but can’t find any flights, nor a press release. Social media team jump the gun a bit? They've said that PDX is primed for a lot of growth in the near future. Wouldn't be surprised! They ju...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are flights in North America so Expensive
Replies: 10
Views: 1236

Re: Why are flights in North America so Expensive

Labor costs and facility lease/usage costs are a big factor.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26587

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

There is a rumor going around saying UA is considering a flight attendant base at AUS. Surprising with IAH being so close. Anyone else hear anything?

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 40730

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Not a single add for PIE. Interesting how their growth there plateaued over the past year after being their third largest city.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26587

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

If the LF's are as good as last year... High LFs don’t mean a flight is profitable. You can fill the plane at $200 fares and still lose money. I agree that the addition of KL to AMS and DI to CDG is probably more than the market can absorb. I tend to think DI will be the first to go and the LHR FRA...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26587

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I’m going to go out on a limb and unless there is an economic downturn nationally I expect TPAC by 2023. The TATL traffic has just been expanding so fast I think someone will give it a try. Transatlantic is expanding so fast because airlines don’t act rationally. Austin-Europe has way too much capa...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26587

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Confirmed for 2020: --2040 Master Plan revealed --KLM starting AMS (3x weekly) --NRS starting CDG (seasonally) Predictions for 2020: --TPAC route announced --19m passengers The master plan has already been revealed. It's waiting to be officially approved. I want to say they submitted the master pla...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787 at DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4797

Re: United 787 at DFW

Was originally diverting to AUS but went DFW instead. AUS customs may not have had people available for screening passengers if it had cancelled.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10962

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit widows.

The official answer I was given by their corporate people was because they have not decided what they are going to do with their Airbus fleet.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22419

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

Was the inaugural flight only on an Airbus? The article’s caption said that was a pic of the inaugural flight.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 80966

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

I do t know if NK has been a success. I heard they are cutting ORD and DTW?

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by rajincajun01
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95386

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Gate 12 is finally open so now all new gates as a part of the eastern terminal extension is complete! Delta for 7 and JetBlue for 12? This is what it is as I understand it. rajincajun01 says AA is trading 32 for 28 which I incorporated but AA is still using 32 right now and I don't see anyone on 28...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95386

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

So what is happening with the B6 gates and does this mean NK has 2 gates? B6 only uses one gate except during irregular ops. AA will take B6’s current gate. B6 will move to 12. NK uses several city gates throughout the day. Thanks! So NK doesn't have any dedicated gates and relies on CUTE gates ins...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95386

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

So DL only has 4 gates leased in the new expansion plus the use of the CUTE gates. Looks like DL has no plans to expand AUS service. So what is happening with the B6 gates and does this mean NK has 2 gates? B6 only uses one gate except during irregular ops. AA will take B6’s current gate. B6 will m...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95386

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

WN732 wrote:
Spirit has taken over gate 11 - not sure if that was mentioned before. I did not see any striping for 757 at the other Delta gates.


JetBlue moves to 12 this month and AA trades in 32 for 28.

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mercure1 wrote:
Airport opened per schedule.

First aircraft was AZ2082 shuttle flight from FCO

Video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1188160638218100737

Image


Those are tiny runway numbers

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by rajincajun01
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 80966

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Any new route updates? Would love to see raw destinations. Other things I have ready include Terminal 1 up to 21(?) gates and the FIS to be increased by 74K sq ft. Any other news? When will the old Rams Air location be completed? Any word on who will be taking the first 31K sq ft hangar? Part of th...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95386

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work. Doubtful. Why cannibalize yourself and spend so much extra in costs to add another station that is so close to an existing one? It is cheaper for the carriers to grow and become daily (exc...

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by rajincajun01
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95386

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

CDG on Norwegian

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by rajincajun01
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?
Replies: 41
Views: 6641

Re: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?

bob75013 wrote:
Tenaja85 wrote:
Not to mention avoiding the construction hassle that is I-25 and DEN right now. .



And DIA construction really is a mess.

Truth. Heads at the Airport Authority should roll after all this contractor/Great Hall mess.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 80966

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight ...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 80966

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Rafale9312 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Alaska appears to be cutting SFO permanently from RDU.


It's a seasonal suspension, the flight is available for booking from 4/22 next year.

The company apparently announced it in an internal memo. BNA’s SFO cut will be permanent too.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 80966

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Alaska appears to be cutting SFO permanently from RDU.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 80966

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Note that was a response to previous message that DL can push BA off LHR. LHR has more O&D than CDG and AMS. So if they fly to both places, clearly CDG and AMS flight would be filling more of its cabins with connection itineraries, which are generally lower yielding than direct itineraries. If ...

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