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by wnflyguy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30572

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

N772SW is at the end of it's life cycle. Repair enough to Sale to a 3ed party. But with WN high usage it almost do for a complete Costly overhaul. Cheaper to let it sit and retire at this point. As for MAX related 180 Daily cancellations has stopped now it's on a reduced rerelease schedule. Any canc...

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by wnflyguy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 63992

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

So Rumors coming out that Richard Branson will likely be investing and teaming up Dave. MOXYby Virgin?
Thoughts? Could it work?

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7490

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

b777900 wrote:
Any update on WN to Toronto?...


BUF.

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by wnflyguy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

In 1994 I was working on the Ramp for WN on my morning Shift at LAX. Dan P and myself had just brought the first 6 carts of Mail from the post office to the morning originators at Terminal 1 when the Earthquake struck. It's was surreal watching everything shake and Roll. It sounded like a Freight ru...

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by wnflyguy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30572

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looks like the next schedule release has been pushed back from July 10 to August 8. Last time they moved it back up a bit but we will see what happens this time. Probably waiting for more clarity with the MAX I believe July 29 the EU supposed to come out with it's safety and training requirements f...

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by wnflyguy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8187

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

JetBlue should try IAH-LGB.
Why not try a LGB-IAH-FLL-IAH-LGB or a MCO-IAH-LGB-IAH-MCO Rotation.

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by wnflyguy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7498

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

Filling the AS Hawaii void is in the new Sun Country wheelhouse.
I wonder if Spirit Could make BLI work?
Or Frontier?

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 763
Views: 108517

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Harvey-Milk-Terminal-1-first-look-pictures-sf-14047873.php So JetBlue is moving into SFO terminal 1. this part confused me. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue will move into the new space in July with six gates. It's hard to imagine WN and B6 fitting their operatio...

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by wnflyguy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 3648

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

seb146 wrote:
I miss air traffic.

Anyway, there are two, apparently. N714CB and N711HK. My question is: When will they come up with a TranStar retro jet?

Never.

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by wnflyguy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3267

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

They are in the process of redoing the 7 vacant gates in terminal A which will bring them to 15 gates in LAS.
In 2020 I've heard there adding SNA,RNO,TUS,COS and ABQ.

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by wnflyguy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45530

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Boeing should have at least did 757NG years ago vs the Everything on the 737 path.
Even today it could have added New MAX engine technology to the 757 giving it lower fuel cost and more range.
Hopefully the 797 is the true replacement.

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9463

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

With This on going MAX grounding I don't Even know why WN didn't just publish a flight schedule until January it could operate Without the MAX. It's losing a lot of customers and their loyalty with this add and take away approach. Someone dropping the ball at WN. Kinda embarrassing because it's not ...

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by wnflyguy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41197

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

BNA-SNA on DL would be an oddball route for sure, I doubt this is true. Who knows. Nashville is looking for another reliever LAX flight. Didn't WN just launch BNA-BUR today? I'm pretty sure they'd launch BNA-ONT/SNA before DL would get enough A220's to launch the route. Actually WN was on track to ...

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by wnflyguy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41197

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

Rumor over at SNA is that DL will add 1 Daily SNA-BNA A220 and 1 Daily SNA-BOS Red eye A220 in April 2020.
(Why April? SNA calendar year seat Allocation is April-April)
I'm gonna guess same aircraft with daily rotation.
Morning departure BOS-SNA-BNA-SNA-BOS(Red Eye).

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 5897

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Rumor is NK is coming to SNA in 2020. 3 SNA-LAS 1 SNA-SJD Flyguy LAS I can see inline with their recent additions in California, but I think SJD is a huge stretch. AS dropping International from SNA. The airport shopping around for another airline to add international flights. Sources say NK taking...

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by wnflyguy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 5897

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Rumor is NK is coming to SNA in 2020.
3 SNA-LAS
1 SNA-SJD

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by wnflyguy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 763
Views: 108517

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

JetBlue will use 16,17,18 in SAN.
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by wnflyguy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23370

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

DL 3 LGB-LAS on FRI,SUN,MON
2 LGB-LAS on Tue,Wed,Thu,Sat.
Question is will WN stay in the LAS market less than daily flying?

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30572

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sounds like LGB going to stick with 4 SJC,4 SMF and 4 OAK M-F with S/S 2 LAS, 3 OAK,3 SJC and 4 SMF.

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Wed May 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30572

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Doesn't the entire MAX fleet have to undergo mods for the software change before entering service again? Since the MAX7 is a completely new aircraft that hasn't been put into service I'm gonna guess maybe it can get introduced before the MAX8 gets the ok to fly again. Long speculation Is that the f...

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by wnflyguy
Tue May 28, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30572

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Midwestindy wrote:
Reminder that the schedule extension is on Thursday


LGB Increases 6>12 permanent slots.

Now guessing time for Hawaii additions.
4 LIH-HNL
4 ITO-HNL
4>5 HNL-OGG
2 HNL-SAN
1 HNL-SMF
1 HNL-ONT

Possibly first MAX7 lines since delivery date in first week of July 2019.

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by wnflyguy
Fri May 24, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13733

Re: WN announces service to ITO

HNL and it's 4 gates will MAX out quickly.
ITO plentifully open gates will bring an alternative connecting hub for WN in Hawaii to the mainland.

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by wnflyguy
Mon May 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23370

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

I can see DL adding
2 SEA and 1 ATL.
LGB-SEA Skywest E175
06:45-10:00
15:00-18:00
SEA-LGB
11:00-14:00
18:00-21:00
LGB-ATL A220
21:30-04:45+1
ATL-LGB
18:30-20:30

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by wnflyguy
Mon May 20, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41801

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

It B6 found itself up for sale it would definitely not be bought buy AlaskaAir.
If Anyone is buying JetBlue it will be Southwest.

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by wnflyguy
Sat May 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 5715

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

jbpdx wrote:
lightsaber wrote:

I'm facinated by this thread as I really want to see LGB to Florida options. We will have similar discussions on that.


I think I remember JetBlue LGB-FLL. No?


Yes 3ed Time wasn't a charm.
LGB Florida will probably never happen again.

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by wnflyguy
Thu May 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30572

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I see the next schedule release has now been moved UP to May 30th after being moved back to June from mid may originally. Must have a better feel for when the MAXs are coming back? Everything from yesterday sounds like only 1% of the MAX8 fleet will have built flying lines for sale. The remaining a...

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by wnflyguy
Thu May 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 17607

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sounds like WN will increase it's gates to 37 and have around 48 RON aircraft.
Once the 16 other gates are opened almost every WN cities will have a Daily or weekend only DEN nonstop with the exception of probably LIH,ITO,PLS and NAS.

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Wed May 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 17607

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

WN to build a 100 million dollar 3 aircraft bay hanger in DEN.
DEN will soon be come its Largest station with Flights and Gates.

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Wed May 15, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13733

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Deleted double post.

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by wnflyguy
Wed May 15, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13733

Re: WN announces service to ITO

My Guess on the ITO Schedule. .............................07:00 HNL HNL 08:00 ______10:00 OAK HNL 12:00 ______12:50 HNL HNL 15:25 ______16:25 HNL OAK 19:00 ______20:00 HNL HNL 20:25........................... Flyguy Some one sent me a counter guess. Predicts starting December 15 2019 Fun to share....

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by wnflyguy
Sun May 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13733

Re: WN announces service to ITO

My Guess on the ITO Schedule.
.............................07:00 HNL
HNL 08:00 ______10:00 OAK
HNL 12:00 ______12:50 HNL
HNL 15:25 ______16:25 HNL
OAK 19:00 ______20:00 HNL
HNL 20:25...........................

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Sat May 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2377

Re: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019

KSNA has a “Private Terminal”...2 as a matter of fact. Atlantic Aviation has been there for years. Why does the LA Times article not mention this? And only 50 GA flights per day? Have you been to SNA? Always very busy with biz jets, piston, helicopter traffic. It’s one of the busiest in this regard...

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by wnflyguy
Tue May 07, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 674
Views: 105518

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Chicago has a third airport it's called Gary, Indiana.
Even with it's runway expansion Nobody wants to treak past MDW.
Peotone is a waste of energy by a wind bag of a politician. Prime example why Term limits are needed.

Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Mon May 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30572

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Anyone know what is going on with the next Southwest schedule release. Was May 23rd, then jumped to May 29th and now it jumped all the way to June 20th. Guessing MAX related? But they are only going to have 5 months for sale here soon. Seems like they should put out some kind of schedule between no...

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by wnflyguy
Mon May 06, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30572

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

They’re getting all of D, and might be giving back C13 and C14 to AA since their losing C2, C3 for the new IAB. BNA doesn’t need 6 international gates, and I’m thinking at least 4 will be common use between AA, DL, and potential new carriers. I could see WN moving some of the Caribbean stuff that i...

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by wnflyguy
Sat May 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34173

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

In related news at PAE, Aviation Day for 2019 will not happen. :hissyfit: I have talked to one person whose theory for the cancellation is that commercial service can't be worked around for the air show. However, I'm skeptical about this because Boeing would still conduct flight ops during prior Av...

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by wnflyguy
Sat May 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

With the Southwest seat layout & The Phoenix heat I doubt PHX-Hawaii is doable in a 737-8 due to ETOPS requirements. WN small Sub fleet of 737-MAX7 ETOPS will bring in cities like PHX,LAS and DEN without payload restrictions. WN can use the 800NG To Hawaii but I've been told the estimated seat ...

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by wnflyguy
Sat May 04, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

WN will never beat HA at the inter island flight game and they know it. What WN brings to inter island flights is affordable fares back to the Hawaiian people. Hawaiian will drawl the inter island business pax with its frequency. WN catering to the Island hopping tourist. First week of flights have ...

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by wnflyguy
Fri May 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Question: does WN need to maintain the relatively long turn times with every flight? Or are they good as long as they get the occasional breather, so that if a plane is running late, they can do a quick turn to get back to schedule? 50 min turn times are standard on the 175 seat 737-800/MAX8 At WN....

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by wnflyguy
Fri May 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I'll give them credit. The pattern is quite good. We'll see if they maintain it. They have a reputation of letting the pattern morph into an unbalanced schedule of all mornings or something similar. If they maintain this pattern they will grab some good market share. Interestingly, even though WN i...

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by wnflyguy
Fri May 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6008

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

For all the FL fans unfortunately ATL wasn't the reason WN bought them. If it was it would have connected a lot more dots between both networks. WN buying AirTran was all about killing off a main LCC in the Eastern,Midwest and South. AirTran was shopping and WN was buying. WN ATL current network fee...

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by wnflyguy
Fri May 03, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I'll give them credit. The pattern is quite good. We'll see if they maintain it. They have a reputation of letting the pattern morph into an unbalanced schedule of all mornings or something similar. If they maintain this pattern they will grab some good market share. Interestingly, even though WN i...

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by wnflyguy
Thu May 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23370

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Well results are unofficial out DL applied on the last day. DL will get 4 slots as requested. WN will get 6 slots it requested all 10. Early Rumors that DL was going to Add 2 SEA 1 ATL. Maybe we will see 2 SEA and 2 ATL. WN will be temporary at 16 Daily flights 4 OAK,4 SJC,4 SMF,3 LAS, 1 DEN until S...

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by wnflyguy
Thu May 02, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I'll give them credit. The pattern is quite good. We'll see if they maintain it. They have a reputation of letting the pattern morph into an unbalanced schedule of all mornings or something similar. If they maintain this pattern they will grab some good market share. Interestingly, even though WN i...

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by wnflyguy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8837

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Yawning!
Flyguy

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by wnflyguy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23370

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Well with nobody else jumping into using the 10 vacancies by B6. WN will now on a temporary basis operate 16 daily flights June-September. 4 OAK,4 SMF, 4 SJC, 3 LAS and 1 DEN. I believe on October 1,2019 the new permanent awarded slots go into affect. Who's getting what hasn't officially been announ...

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by wnflyguy
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18476

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

I recently just got home from my first WN HNL trip thanks to the cheap kick off fare sale. While in HNL I hooked up with a long ago WN friend to discuss all things HNL. He said they were told recently because of the MAX8 grounding SMF-HNL and SMF-OGG starts in the first week of August. Inter island ...

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by wnflyguy
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15206

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

Isn’t the current view that B6 is shrinking in the west? Would that be different if there was no AS buyout, or B6 won the buyout race? I think the argument is that B6 was losing in LGB and wanted VX to replace it with a better West Coast presence. I'm not sure I buy it. AS is still a marginal playe...

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by wnflyguy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at PHL
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: WN at PHL

America West Bought US Airways saving them from liquidation. This life line and restructuring Killed all hopes of WN's build up at PHL. The economy tanked and fuel prices went skyrocketing WN started the drawl down of the Philadelphia experiment. With GK now running the show it focused on the hurtin...

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