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by WN732
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I am surprised that WN hasn't reduced frequencies on ATL-LGA nonstop service when (a) WN already dropped ATL-DTW, ATL-MSP, and ATL-SEA nonstop service, (b) WN is going to be discontinuing ATL-BOS nonstop service in January, and (c) WN is gong to be reducing ATL-LAX to 2 daily nonstops from 3 daily ...

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by WN732
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 653
Views: 82837

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

What if the Navy moved the aircraft carriers to Washington and Hawaii? North Island could be a huge airport and could become the main airport for San Diego. The bridge could easily handle all the traffic and the ferry could be reintroduced from Downtown. Intercontinental flights should benefit beca...

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by WN732
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31032

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

... I think - the A223/ 195E2 are going to be 4-5t lighter than A319/737-7 for the same seat capacity - airlines like the big savvy quiet geared turbo fans and that refuses to go away for the 737-7. Moxy and Delta A223 are flying in regardless.And Jetblue. I think the MAX-7/8/10 line up is ideal fo...

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by WN732
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

So when do all the wild, meaningless and ridiculous speculation and rumors begin regarding tomorrow's schedule release? There certainly must be more than what's been said so far -- a couple of new Hawaii routes (yawn*) and CZM? Is that going to have to do? (* WN's viewpoint, not mine.) This is as g...

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by WN732
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

There is an article in the Denver Post that said that WN could add 100 more flights out of DEN if it gets the 16 additional gates that it requested, and that article can be found at https://www.denverpost.com/2019/08/14/southwest-airlines-denver-airport-watterson/ . I hope they do. Denver is in a g...

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by WN732
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

There is an article in the Denver Post that said that WN could add 100 more flights out of DEN if it gets the 16 additional gates that it requested, and that article can be found at https://www.denverpost.com/2019/08/14/southwest-airlines-denver-airport-watterson/ . I hope they do. Denver is in a g...

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by WN732
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/11/2019:AA Out PHXEGE;AM MAXs Gone;CA Cuts HNLPEK;F9 Drops RDU-CLE/MSY/PBI/RSW/TPA;SA Cuts DSSIAD;WO SAN
Replies: 49
Views: 9721

Re: OAG Changes 8/11/2019:AA Out PHXEGE;AM MAXs Gone;CA Cuts HNLPEK;F9 Drops RDU-CLE/MSY/PBI/RSW/TPA;SA Cuts DSSIAD;WO S

Airlines replace mainline flights with RJs and then cancel RJ routes as a common strategy to minimize impact. So it could be MAX related. Probably is. Appreciated I liked it too. Went away when they did that big site “upgrade” years ago. If Winter isn’t the season for Florida, when is the season? T...

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by WN732
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/11/2019:AA Out PHXEGE;AM MAXs Gone;CA Cuts HNLPEK;F9 Drops RDU-CLE/MSY/PBI/RSW/TPA;SA Cuts DSSIAD;WO SAN
Replies: 49
Views: 9721

Re: OAG Changes 8/11/2019:AA Out PHXEGE;AM MAXs Gone;CA Cuts HNLPEK;F9 Drops RDU-CLE/MSY/PBI/RSW/TPA;SA Cuts DSSIAD;WO S

F9 ATL-MCO OCT 1.5>1.9[1.0] *F9 ATL-RDU NOV 0>0.6[0] DEC 0>1.0[0] JAN 0>1.0[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>0.4[0] F9 BOS-RDU NOV 0.3>0.5[0] DEC 0>0.5[0] JAN 0>0.4[0] FEB 0>0.4[0] F9 BUF-RDU OCT 0.3>0.0[0.3] *F9 CLE-MSP OCT 0.5>0.1[0.4] NOV 0.3>0[0.2] *F9 CLE-RDU OCT 0.5>0.1[0.4] NOV 0.3>0[0.2] *F9 CVG-MSP O...

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by WN732
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 12523

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting but I'm not sure why you posted RDU flights on a thread about Fresno (FAT). I wish they would clean up the horrible times that they fly in. It must do them well as they are using A321 from time to time, but connections are horribly timed. They could do what they do with other west coast...

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by WN732
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

Lol the lady was "forced to hide in a bathroom for 45 minutes because someone could be waiting for me." WTF kind of sensationalism is that. The last place anyone could be kidnapped is the airport. You would have to be an absolute moron to even try anything like that. Now Southwest should n...

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by WN732
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 12523

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Frontier announced today the November start of daily service between RDU-ATL and RDU-MIA. Frontier 14 Interesting but I'm not sure why you posted RDU flights on a thread about Fresno (FAT). I wish they would clean up the horrible times that they fly in. It must do them well as they are using A321 f...

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by WN732
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5459

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

Just out of curiosity, could the MAX winglets fit on an NG wing? Technically yes since the only difference between the two wings is FBW spoilers on the MAX. Although, the mating point between the AT winglet on the MAX has more symmetry since the NG's winglets were after market. So the only way to m...

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by WN732
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5459

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

Just out of curiosity, could the MAX winglets fit on an NG wing? Technically yes since the only difference between the two wings is FBW spoilers on the MAX. Although, the mating point between the AT winglet on the MAX has more symmetry since the NG's winglets were after market. So the only way to m...

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by WN732
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 140
Views: 17016

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Been a while since I could give an update on what’s going on here in Burbank for WN. Full time use of gates A1-A7. 72 flights on this current schedule. Gates A5-A6 angled J-Lines are still suspended for parking 737-800 series aircraft. Due to the increase in flights we’ve experienced an increase of...

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by WN732
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Boutique?
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Future of Boutique?

Boutique Air is an interesting outfit in the US airline industry. I've heard it's a fun place to work and a great for in the door for employment in the industry. For a while they have been carving out their niche for business travel using FBOs as well as EAS markets. Their codeshare arrangement wit...

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by WN732
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9264

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

Miramar? I think you mean Myanmar! Nope. Word on the street is that Naval Air Station Miramar is going to place an order for 10 A220-300's. They are likely to be used as flying billboards for a recruiting campaign, set to coincide with the new Top Gun movie. Apparently John Travolta has been helpin...

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by WN732
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5663

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

There's room in the market for two. It will eventually even out to where both airlines offer similar fares. HA is definitely feeling a pinch but that's all it really is. They don't seem to be overly concerned.

But their stock has definitely taken a hit.

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by WN732
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72428

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

AA is running MD-80's on DFW-AUS, Saturday only for 8/10, 8/17, and 8/24 on AA 1373. This route switches to A321 on 8/31. This one seemed to be added under the radar.

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by WN732
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 5867

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

Bellingham, Washington Pursuing a $750,000 grant to offer revenue guarantees, fee waiver and marketing support to establish service to an eastward hub such as DEN. Monterey, California Seeks $250,000 to form regional marketing program to help support new existing by AA to DFW and UA to DEN particul...

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by WN732
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 65
Views: 10171

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Even if Boeing wanted to, there would be no way to bring any version of the 757 back. The tooling is gone. Boeing envisioned the 7E7 at the time would fill that gap and also fill up to the 764's gap. When the 787 was introduced, they were to build the 787-3 to replace the 757. This never happened an...

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by WN732
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33668

Re: WN to close EWR

WN has to "earn trust and build up their brand as they are on the same price level as AA, DL, and United" ...wellllllll, no, not really. Have a look at airfare for TOMORROW, or heck, even next week, from say any large AA, DL, or UA hub on a route that WN also serves and let me know what y...

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by WN732
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33668

Re: WN to close EWR

It's also rumored that the perimeter rule my be relaxed or eliminated after the airport is redone.This will no doubt help WN expand it's presence at LGA. Dont expect it to happen. It imperils JFK and it imperils B6, which employs 1000 people at its HQ in Queens. WN, on the other hand, has made virt...

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by WN732
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I think we'll hear tomorrow from the horse's mouse what the plan is. However, there isn't a plan they can put in place that can fill the gap left by the MAX, without serious cuts. WN doesn't even have any codeshare/JV partners that can fill at least some of the gap either. Exactly. A new airframe? ...

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by WN732
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

It’s true I’m afraid. I’ve already seen the first 2 ex FL -700’s already on the retirement schedule. First one leaves in August and the second one leaves in September. I can’t see past September, but expect to see more in October. I'm sure they are praying that the MAX will return by the Holidays.

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by WN732
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Well folks truth is stranger than fiction. United Airlines is taking from WN 19 ex Air Tran 700 aircraft with deliveries starting end of this year. United outbid SWA for these GECAS 05-06 builds. Gary cut the deal before the MAX grounding; but can you imagine the PR nightmare that will ensue as SWA...

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23951

Re: TELEGRAPH: Disney Will Launch Airline w/Costumed Crew

I wonder if it extends to flight crew? Imagine the feeling of walking to your gate at LAX, passing all the VS, BA, LH crews in their smart uniforms while wearing your Goofy Ears. People that work for Disney are generally the kind of people that would enjoy such a thing. No one forced them to sign up.

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 56
Views: 12413

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Okcflyer wrote:
Are those cargo doors on the right side?


That's where the belly cargo doors are located. It just appears that they are up top.

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10257

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

So how many fish does it take for Icelandair to be profitable on a route?

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 56
Views: 12413

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

I saw the same thing. And it appears to be a Classic?

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

it'd likely take several weeks, if not months, before they can be retrofit to meet WN specs. Granted, we don't know if - or when - the 3M8s will be airworthy, but I'd venture that WN isn't the only operator out there which could potentially be looking for some used - and airworthy - 737s. I don't t...

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9086

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

Thanks as always! A search of WC produces Islena De Inversiones - in Honduras. So what's up w/the DAL flights?? Haven't seen anything about this in our local media. I saw that same airline when looking at the Wiki. However, there's no way an airline from Honduras would fly Aspen to Dallas/Houston. ...

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by WN732
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 62
Views: 7896

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

BPT (Beaumont, TX) was briefly served in the early days of Southwest. I'm pretty sure BPT's opening and closing predates service to Stapleton. DET (City), and IAH are the other pre merger WN stations that have closed and never returned. SFO was dropped for a few years but has since returned. JAN (J...

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by WN732
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16098

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Sully is not that impressed: https://twitter.com/Captsully/status/1148728847074041856 I'm honestly tired of hearing about what Sully thinks. He is hands down better to listen to than the "aviation experts" on CNN or that totally annoying Richard Quest. Now that I do agree with. Add Scary ...

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by WN732
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Plane Train Chime?
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: ATL Plane Train Chime?

I was in ATL recently. I heard the second chime while the doors were closing in the video, but not the first.

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by WN732
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16098

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

shankly wrote:


I'm honestly tired of hearing about what Sully thinks.

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by WN732
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13272

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

It wasn't that long ago that Delta bought up nearly all the MD-90s in the world and completely refurbished them. That seems like such a waste if they are already planning to retire them. It was even more recent that we were on the verge of a cockpit update to the MD-88. They said had the update gon...

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by WN732
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13272

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

MSPNWA wrote:
It's still safe to put money down that the MD-90s will be gone sooner than 2022 (as we've seen before, DL plays it hush-hush about things less than flattering to investors). Already today it's an expensive subfleet. Dragging it out makes no sense economically.


We saw that with the WN Classics.

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by WN732
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7518

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

Those living in Vancouver would probably find a much better deal flying out of PAE instead of BLI. I think, without traffic, you are looking at an extra hour drive, plus the more expensive parking, starting at $20 a day at PAE. With weekday afternoon traffic, you could easily be looking at a minimu...

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by WN732
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4287

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

That's too bad for OAK. They should've advertised that OAK is closer to downtown than SFO and far less delay prone.

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by WN732
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4287

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

That's too bad for OAK. They should've advertised that OAK is closer to downtown than SFO and far less delay prone.

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by WN732
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5381

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

Wow ONT is extremely high considering the economics of the area. They just raised parking fees in the airport lots too.

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by WN732
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3955

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

canyonblue17 wrote:
About how far is this from Victorville Airport?


Victorville did lose power after the main quake but it was quickly restored.

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by WN732
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No service to F70?
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Re: No service to F70?

Runway is only 75 ft. wide Airport has no terminal or ARFF Runway has 30,000 lb single wheel weight limit (enough for an E-120 but not much bigger) Runway lacks a precision approach or even precision runway markings I agree, that if there was to be another commercial airport in Southern California ...

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by WN732
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 410
Views: 48473

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Isn't WN retired 737 classic in bulk because of pilot's rating issues (can't operate 3 generations of 737 at the same time), those 737 should be able to resume to services with minimum efforts. If the grounding will continue until 2020, it may be worth to call those classic back to services. This i...

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by WN732
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2701

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

A WN plane in the Georgia One livery will likely happen since WN has a focus city at ATL and since Georgia is the only state with a WN focus city that doesn't already have a WN plane in a special state livery. IIRC the threshold is 30% state market share O&D. Although there's not too many large...

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by WN732
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23951

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The only airline I would seriously consider to have any kind of hub at MCO is maybe B6, and a weak one at that. Are you really forgetting WN's nearly 30% market share at MCO? Compared to JetBlue's almost 13%. Heck, even DL and AA beat B6 in MCO. Well that, and NK operates an actual international sc...

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by WN732
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23951

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Which is of course, a complete misnomer, as both airports have airlines that specifically schedule connecting flights with calculated transfer flow, making them hubs in every sense of the word. Heck, multiple airlines at MCO; both domestically and internationally. The only airline I would seriously...

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by WN732
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 15078

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

holeham wrote:
Big cut on the FLL-TPA route by WN. Is that MAX related? I wouldn’t think so but who knows.


Most of the cuts at FLL are due to the runway construction going on. Most airlines have reduced schedules but it should ramp up once it's completed.

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