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by avi8
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13950

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

CDG is a massive hub. There are plenty of flights that arrive before the DFW flight departs.

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by avi8
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca news
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Avianca news

Avianca has officially announced GUA as a focus city. Although, I thought it already was since it flies to SAP, TGU, MGA, FRS, LAX, SJO, MIA + SAL and BOG. Link of press release below. Link only in Spanish. https://m.prensalibre.com/economia/avianca-operara-vuelos-directos-desde-guatemala-hacia-nuev...

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by avi8
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca adding additional Bogota - Miami and Bogota - New York flights in Winter 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Avianca adding additional Bogota - Miami and Bogota - New York flights in Winter 2018

As per airline routes https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280433/avianca-increases-bogota-us-service-in-nw18/ New flights Bogota – Miami eff 28OCT18 Subject to Government Approval, increase from 3 to 4 daily, new flight AV126/127 operated by A330-300 AV126 BOG0915 – 1304MIA 333 D AV12...

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by avi8
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29652

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

juanchito wrote:
Tomorrow around 2 pm an Antonov AN124 will arrive at GUA.



Adding to that, tomorrow NK starts IAH-GUA 3 weekly (becomes 4 weekly later). Let's see how it goes.

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by avi8
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29652

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I saw a post that Copa is suspending all but MGA-GUA 3x a week. Things have really gone south for Nicaragua. Not exactly, according to reports in the media they will maintain 1 daily SJO-MGA-SJO and 2 daily PTY-MGA-PTY on top of the three weekly GUA-MGA-GUA. It appears that the temporary reduction ...

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by avi8
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29652

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I saw a post that Copa is suspending all but MGA-GUA 3x a week. Things have really gone south for Nicaragua.

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by avi8
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29652

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I see that Volaris’ prices from Central America in general are not as cheap as people thought they would be. Flights from GUA to SJO are now at 150$ one way. That makes it 300$ round trip, and that doesn’t include baggage fees and whatever else. Flights to LAX are also just like AV and DL when all t...

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by avi8
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 104
Views: 13575

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

GUA/SAL goes daily as well. MGA is temporarily suspended.

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by avi8
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30013

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Seems like AA is being smart in tapping new markets and redeploying aircraft. After all, it's a business. However, it's sad to see how they are having a hard time at ORD and basically reducing JFK flying to partner hubs + CDG and BCN. Interesting to see MUC being moved to CLT. I thought PHL was supp...

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by avi8
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29652

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Does anyone have any insight knowledge of the rumored future AV hub in GUA? Like I said, it is just a rumor and the director of the airport in Guatemala also mentioned it. However, his comment could mean that he misunderstood that the airline was only going to establish a focus city (which it alrea...

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by avi8
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa adds Madrid-Panamá
Replies: 17
Views: 2722

Re: Air Europa adds Madrid-Panamá

Great news for Panama. Hopefully other new destinations will follow.

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by avi8
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29652

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Does anyone have any insight knowledge of the rumored future AV hub in GUA? Like I said, it is just a rumor and the director of the airport in Guatemala also mentioned it. However, his comment could mean that he misunderstood that the airline was only going to establish a focus city (which it alread...

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by avi8
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13718

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

AA’s presence at JFK is embarrassing. I would argue that it’s more of a focus city now more so than a hub.

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by avi8
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29652

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

These are the current published schedules for AV at GUA. Information was taken from Avianca's website. Departure dates were FEB 1st and the return dates were FEB 8th. The only flight with a different departure date was MCO, which was FEB 2nd. GUA-MIA: 21:45 -01:25 MIA-GUA: 03:55 - 05:40 GUA-SAL: 06:...

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by avi8
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Summer Departures
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

WN Summer Departures

So I was looking through their fact sheet and noticed WN's busiest and largest stations in terms of number of flights and destinations. https://www.swamedia.com/pages/corporate-fact-sheet Here's the link, but I thought it was very interesting to see how DEN used to be at around 170 flights per day n...

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by avi8
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts back IAD-MIA as AA exits
Replies: 19
Views: 3961

Re: UA starts back IAD-MIA as AA exits

It is two daily A319 service. A solid addition. My guess is it is not seasonal given the frequency.

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by avi8
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12760

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Passengers do have to get off the plane at GUA (for those going to MGA and SAL) and at SAL/MGA (for those going onwards to MAD). I do have to say that, although it sounds inconvenient, the flight is super comfortable. A short hop to SAL/MGA and an hour layover is so much better than flying to PTY, M...

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by avi8
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Parking at FSX. Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Parking at FSX. Please help

I have one more question, and it’s not related to my original question but might as well give it a go. I have noticed that many of the aircraft never depart. They just stay at their gates the entire time and this is annoying because small airports like DAL get full and the aircraft then have nowher...

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by avi8
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35313

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

What's happening with the CS-series? Excuse my ignorance; haven't had much time lately to keep up with the aviation news.

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by avi8
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7701

Re: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family

Interesting concept. I wish nothing but the best to them. As a side note, does anyone know how long it's going to take B6 to retrofit the aircraft that are slated to start in November? Hopefully they get that done fast. It seemed to take a long time for the first aircraft to get retrofitted since th...

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by avi8
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 10230

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

How many flights did CO have at Cleveland during its peak? I can’t remember how CLE looked like post merger before they pulled the plug.

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by avi8
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Whatsapp group for aviation fans?
Replies: 31
Views: 4586

Re: Any Whatsapp group for aviation fans?

I'll join too!

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by avi8
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Parking at FSX. Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Parking at FSX. Please help

Hello everyone. So I just downloaded Ultimate Traffic 2 and just updated my United Airlines aircraft and have all the current aircraft and liveries. However, my UA express aircraft are not parking at the United Express gates and I don't know why. The aircraft CFG have UAX on the parking code. I als...

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by avi8
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Parking at FSX. Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Parking at FSX. Please help

Hello everyone. So I just downloaded Ultimate Traffic 2 and just updated my United Airlines aircraft and have all the current aircraft and liveries. However, my UA express aircraft are not parking at the United Express gates and I don't know why. The aircraft CFG have UAX on the parking code. I also...

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by avi8
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts
Replies: 42
Views: 9332

Re: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts

That's a massive winter reduction for a United. What's gonna happen to all those planes?

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by avi8
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14752

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

How many flights and destinations did DL/NW have during the peak of the NRT hub?

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by avi8
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 9492

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

What is their business model anyways? They have a really weird schedule our of Minneapolis. I don't even know if they offer connections or where they fly their 22 B737's. Can someone please clarify this?

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by avi8
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12310

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

How many 737 MAX is WN getting next year?

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by avi8
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38542

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

How about connecting the dots at FLL? A couple of flights to Boston are more than necessary I would say. A FLL-GUA/MGA flight, even 4 times a week seems very logical and inevitable to me, and WN should do it before B6 does it, as it is only a matter of time.

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by avi8
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 36968

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

axiom wrote:
Wow. Almost like having AirTran's TPA focus city back. More or less the same kind of seasonal footprint.


How many daily flights will they have from TPA?

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by avi8
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 38507

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Do we know the frequencies on the routes? TPA sees a huge boost. I wonder if it'll become one of their largest stations. Are they adding new aircraft to be able to do this massive expansion?

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by avi8
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA International routes
Replies: 67
Views: 17042

Re: New AA International routes

Dummy schedule for next year. The route is struggling, barely filling 60% in the back while the front is empty. Rumor is that DFW-AMS will go to BCN. ORD-BCN has done quite well up front, even with the late departure (788 rotation) and may go longer. Interesting. How would you know this? One of my ...

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by avi8
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320362

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Looks like N211UA 772 Domestic Mod is en route from HKG to HNL completing that mod package. Three of us flew the aircraft into HNL last night. It will complete the last ferry leg to SFO later this evening. New car smell last night with all those new seats... So how do the domestic 777's look like? ...

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by avi8
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA
Replies: 36
Views: 7647

Re: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA

Shocked to see IAD-DUB being dropped. Also, I find it interesting how TPA-LAX can only sustain around 1 daily flight. DL operates two daily flights on certain days, I know, but when AA entered the market it failed miserably.


Anyways, just some observational comments, not factual.

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by avi8
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 36968

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Tampa is always going to be mid level airport. The city does not have the demand as Orlando and Miami. There is not much business' headquartered there. The sports teams are not very good so they don't draw out of town travelers to see games. The only amusement park is Busch Gardens which is right i...

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by avi8
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule
Replies: 55
Views: 15308

Re: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule

I wonder why they're going all over the system. Maybe just testing the waters to see if they can fly from other hubs?

Also, when will the joint FA contract take place?

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by avi8
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 36968

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

I wonder if TPA could be DL's next focus city. Could AS start an eastern focus city there with their E-jets? I feel like WN has peaked at TPA and it's time for someone else to make a run for their money.

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by avi8
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 117
Views: 33078

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

How about UA? I know they announced an update on their MAX order but I wouldn't discard UA being the owner.

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by avi8
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/18/2017: AS Drops BLI-LAS, NK Adds BDL/PIT-TPA/RSW, Y4 Swaps Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 9329

Re: OAG Changes 6/18/2017: AS Drops BLI-LAS, NK Adds BDL/PIT-TPA/RSW, Y4 Swaps Routes

NK has a significant presence at TPA these days. How many destinations/departures do they currently have and how does it compare to other stations?

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by avi8
Sat May 20, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 19545

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

Hopefully they refurbish the aircraft and look nothing like the international 757's from AA. They are embarrassing.

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by avi8
Thu May 18, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 25520

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

Wow, looks like WN has love for SJO. Three destinations in a little more than a year. Are all flights to SJO daily? Or is BWI Saturday-only. I wonder when GUA, SAL or PTY will come.

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by avi8
Tue May 16, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to start BOG-MVD
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: Avianca to start BOG-MVD

AV109 BOG 22:20 07:01 MVD A320 D AV110 MVD 07:49 12:37 BOG A320 D Interesting that with that schedule, there are a variety of U.S. markets that connect with MVD in one direction or the other, but the only U.S. market - unless I'm missing one - that connects conveniently with that schedule both ways...

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by avi8
Sun May 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change
Replies: 49
Views: 10632

Re: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change

Seems like UA keeps cutting frequencies all over the board. No more IAD-GUA apparently and it's interesting to see how many destinations go down to only 3 daily IAH flights.

Times have changed.

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by avi8
Wed May 10, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 8759

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

I would assume Central America (at least one destination) is on the next round of expansion. It would only seem logical.

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by avi8
Tue May 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN expanding in STL
Replies: 51
Views: 8813

Re: WN expanding in STL

How do TPA and STL compare? TPA is also pretty busy with WN during the summer.

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by avi8
Sun May 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 8435

Re: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS

Enilria...despite all of the bickering between AS and DL here. DL has really ramped up SEA activity and probably had a hand at building up all the competition...not just with AS, but with many other airlines old and new. I had this epiphany when I arrived from BOI on a Q400 and kind of looked aroun...

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by avi8
Sat May 06, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116488

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

How many 737's are out at the same time to get the new livery? How can AA afford to have so many out of service?

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by avi8
Wed May 03, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 31672

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Lets call the American executives what they are.... scumbags. 29"??? Why use a toilet when you can just piss directly on your customers. This is inexcusable and why we need to bring back serious airline regulation. I know this idea will never fly on a website fill with airline apologists but f...

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by avi8
Wed May 03, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC announces YVR-MEL/MCO, YUL-LIM/PHX, YYZ-BZE/SVD
Replies: 17
Views: 5058

Re: AC announces YVR-MEL/MCO, YUL-LIM/PHX, YYZ-BZE/SVD

I wonder when YVR-GUA will come. I take it that a token weekly service on Rouge would be successful... If only they would eliminate the Visas. I must say they are a pain to get.

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by avi8
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 20415

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

I have a feeling they will go for the E-2 jets. They have been adequately improved, no new aircraft model costs, and have incredible economics. I'm sure the glitches that the Embraers had when it comes to maintenance issues and such have already been addressed and fixed by Embraer.

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