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by jasoncrh
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2019 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2019 Loads

please post the link - what you have above does not work. thank you

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by jasoncrh
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts
Replies: 26
Views: 7070

Re: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts

Fines usually come a quarter or two after an event. Fine if any won’t have been assessed yet quote="kiowa"] Just want to add this: if they were parked on a remote stand and they were given food and water every 2 hrs And they had the option of bussing to the terminal Delta is in complete co...

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by jasoncrh
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5682

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

Yep- I saw that the JAXSDF load factor wasn’t that hot, but on the Allegiant route map they still show it as seasonal. So was wondering why they don’t remove it. TBD I suppose. And I’m still surprised about Vegas. Loads have been high. quote="flybaby"] I've been wondering - Allegiant's rou...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5682

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

I've been wondering - Allegiant's route map still shows that Jacksonville is a seasonal flight form SDF, but didnt bring it back this summer. Will they ever? And sad to see SDF- LAS on Allegiant go away. It had high load factors per DOT BTS information -maybe the fares were too low and the passenger...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no EWR-TPE flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 4349

Re: Why is there no EWR-TPE flight?

Because in most cases, airlines go to whatever airport is closest to their target audience. More Chinese people/ Taiwanese are closer to JFK than EWR. It really is that simple. EVA was in EWR for a long time and they have the numbers and experience to back up their decision. This isn't some random &...

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by jasoncrh
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5682

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

Allegiant has already been flying from both LEX and SDF to FLL a few times a week year round for the last few years. With load factors above 80%. I’m sure a once a week flight on southwest from Louisville will be fine WN adds SDF-FLL for 1x week service. New NS destination for WN from SDF Delta trie...

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by jasoncrh
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6776

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

Overall good, but #2 is a little off. Foreign airlines come to a US (or other city) to of course serve the needs of their home country travelers, but they also depend on the US point of sale for a large percent of their revenue. I have lots of family in San Diego, and they have repeatedly used both ...

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by jasoncrh
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6776

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

Delta had lots of interline feed at DXB. Almost half the plane was traveling past Dubai to points in India, Bahrain, and other middle east points. While not a codeshare, which they did not have, Delta did flow a lot of traffic ot and from Emirates, Gulf Air, Saudia, and others at DXB. The thought th...

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by jasoncrh
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6776

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

United dropped Kuwait and Dubai in 2016. I think Qatar and Bahrain were dropped as tags from kuwait and bahrain prior to that. United flew from newark to Istanbul in the summer of 2012, not 2013. Back in the day, UA used to fly to Kuwait, Qatar, and Dubai. Times change. United flew from Washington D...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11265

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

United ditched Copenhagen several years ago. The fact that they've flown there and discontinued it, as have the other US carriers, should tell you something about the route's profitability. Never say that it couldnt come back, but that's a big hurdle. Tampa-Amsterdam Which is actually more aimed at ...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???

the plane is going anyway. What is this guy's problem?

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by jasoncrh
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33662

Re: WN to close EWR

They’re leaving it. Period. Read the article.

quote="tistpaa727"]Close or suspended? To close due to Max delays would imply it will be a really long time before WN expects the plane to be back in service. Suspended, if true, seems more likely.[/quote]

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by jasoncrh
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 5721

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

kind of pathetic, though. When America West, AA's predecessor started, COS was one of the original cities, with multiple flights per day. Now they cant even support one daily year round flight? Has the city of Colorado Springs changed that much? Have demand patterns changed so much?

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by jasoncrh
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9081

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

No need to get so defensive - I agree, AR is not the most well run company. But it's a combination of the softer yields as you point out, as well as the crazy that is AR. Flights might be full but if they're full of cheap fares then they'll still be unprofitable. Sometimes being full of low fares is...

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by jasoncrh
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9081

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

It’s suffering because argentina’s Economy is in the absolute toilet yet again and Argentines don’t have the money to travel. Routes to and from Argentina are VERY POINT OF SALE Argentina heavy (ie, it’s mostly argentinians on those planes- when the economy suffers routes suffer). When the economy s...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15924

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

The us carriers compete just fine. They’re solidly profitable, healthy businesses. Just reported the best financial results ever b quote="Capt.Fantastic"]The US3 can compete, if they upped their game, offered superior hard and soft products and became passenger focused - but that would cut...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9192

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

To pluralize the word "recliner," simply add an s. adding 's makes it possessive, which doesn't make sense. Also, why did you capitalize the word "recliner"? It's not a proper noun. Regardless, American and the others did not have lie flat seats until the end of Virgin America - ...

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by jasoncrh
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 89
Views: 12242

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

BTS statistics do not show profitability. Airlines do not disclose by-route profitability anywhere, just overall profitability in their financial statements. The best anybody can do is GUESS profiability based on an airline's publicly disclose filings. Airlines dont normally continue to fly unprofit...

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by jasoncrh
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6740

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

That’s the way July tends to be: less full going to Europe (everybody left in June), full returning as that’s when the Americans who flew over in June return to the United States. August is generally fuller in both directions as another round of Americans start vacations and Europeans start their va...

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by jasoncrh
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?

in the fall some time? flights dont go out to sale until 11 months out, and it's way too soon for 2020 summer at this point

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by jasoncrh
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:11 am
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: 15077

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

You understand incorrectly. As I said, I bought a ticket. $1090 on the nonstop round trip ewr to BOM. They were not zeroed our. United is selling bom in September- I just booked a ticket on the nonstops. uote="jayunited"] If DL really starts I’m not certain they will come back. Enilria doe...

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by jasoncrh
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:44 am
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: 15077

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

United is selling bom in September- I just booked a ticket on the nonstops. uote="jayunited"] If the political situation in the region stabilizes, UA will restart the EWR-DEL and EWR-BOM flights. They have no competition in the market on nonstops (AI is a Star Alliance member and not likel...

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by jasoncrh
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adding CTS
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Finnair adding CTS

KLM flew to CTS for many years through the 90s I think

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by jasoncrh
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19425

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

They recently withdrew from Cape Town and Tokyo. Why should they go back when years of experience (I think 20 years in Tokyo) taught them otherwise? With the launch of Sao Paulo soon in Brazil the only place left in Latin America is Mexico City. They should launch it. Latin America yields from Europ...

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by jasoncrh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Usual Route With a Twist: ATL-IAD-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: Usual Route With a Twist: ATL-IAD-ATL on Southwest

The United 787 you took a picture of at Dulles was going to Beijing most likely. NRT is a 777, PEK is a 787.

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by jasoncrh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 226
Views: 30721

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

What's going on in SDF? Their web site route map shows that SDF-JAX is a "seasonal route" but in 2018 the "season" was June - August, and this year it's not flying. So - is it really "seasonal" or is it discontinued? IN the past, they have been quick to remove discontin...

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by jasoncrh
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12624

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

one has absolutely nothing to do with the other.

quote="DCA350"]Extremely impressive by Qantas. Amazing they can sustain long haul flights out of 4 airports while in Germany, Lufthansa with a much larger economy and 3 times the population can only seem to muster flights from 2.[/quote]

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by jasoncrh
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12624

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

The Qantas CEO stated several time and was quoted in Australian media saying that they would launch ord-bne if they got approval for ATI, but that they'd start SEA as a “plan b” if they didn’t get ATI. Nevertheless, Qantas codeshares with AS at SFO to feed their flights there. AA doesn’t have much o...

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by jasoncrh
Sun May 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 6007

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

Israel is considered by some to be the Middle East. United and Delta are there.

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by jasoncrh
Thu May 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137793

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

AA did not get the LAS gateway. Order to show cause is out! https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2019-0014-0079 Tentative allocations: AA: DFW (1x), LAX DL: SEA, DTW, ATL, PDX, HNL (1x) HA: HNL (1x) UA: EWR, ORD, IAD, LAX Good deal. Seems the big winners are DL and UA. AA only received hal...

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by jasoncrh
Tue May 14, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3457

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

Okay - the 777-200 with 4 classes (first, business, world traveler plus and world traveler) has 224 seats. So something is still off. Are you sure the British Airways numbers are correct? if you divide the seats by 31 days in the month, that's 173 seats per flight. BA doesn't have any plane with tha...

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by jasoncrh
Tue May 14, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3457

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

Are you sure the British Airways numbers are correct? if you divide the seats by 31 days in the month, that's 173 seats per flight. BA doesn't have any plane with that small a number of seats in the market. Even their smallest plane - the 788 - has 214 seats total. And I thought they were mostly ope...

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by jasoncrh
Fri May 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8902

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

Delta only flew DFW - FRA. MUC was a short lived route from Cincinnati in the mid 1990s. Delta flew and continues to fly CVG - CDG. Air France flew to DFW briefly in 2000-2001, I think? And now they're back. I thought there was also DFW-MUC, DFW-CDG on Delta back in the day, but I could be wrong. It...

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by jasoncrh
Wed May 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8665

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

good news - is there a link/ press release? Also, this is changed a bit - they had had two departures in the 0800 bank - like a 0730 departure and an 0800/0830 departure, in the last few weeks. two at the 1300/1400 time seems tough, as there really is very little feed into that bank (besides India, ...

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by jasoncrh
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20584

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Actually, BA and all carriers in the US do submit load factor information to the US government. It’s the t100 survey. They don’t do it for individual flights, but in a market where’s just one flight, like fll-lgw, it’s obvious what their information is for. Again, this is a reporting requirement, to...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7640

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

exactly, great summary You do see that DL is middle of the pack in that margins list right? WN consistently has higher margin than DL, yet people still only ask what is so special about DL. Given that they dominate ATL/MSP/DTW, with only AA at CLT having similar dominance, isn't it pretty obvious wh...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7640

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Yes, as I wrote, the competition is American for that flow traffic. Have you actually looked at the types of planes Delta uses in most of their markets to/ from Atlanta? Mostly 717s, MD88s, and regional jets such as the CRJ and the CR7/CR9. These airplanes are nearly identical internally to what AA ...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7640

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Thanks, yes - SLC too! Delta completely owns 3 cities (ATL, DTW, MSP) and faces minimal competition in all 3. These cities all generate a healthy amount of corporate travel, and Delta charges high prices and can get those fares. Furthermore, many markets in the southeast /midwest where Delta flies a...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7640

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

No, we get it. even though DL has a lot of flow traffic at those hubs, the local fares are VERY high. And the flow traffic at those hubs, especially Atlanta, tends to be high fare too. Go look up Huntsville to Raleigh/ Durham. Memphis to Charleston. Thigns like that. Those are HIGH fare markets, and...

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by jasoncrh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7640

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Delta completely owns 3 cities (ATL, DTW, MSP) and faces minimal competition in all 3. These cities all generate a healthy amount of corporate travel, and Delta charges high prices and can get those fares. Furthermore, many markets in the southeast /midwest where Delta flies are completely devoid of...

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by jasoncrh
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6205

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will start LHR - GRU next year: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/south-america/brazil/articles/new-virgin-atlantic-flight-sao-paulo-heathrow/ Both Argentina and Brazil are not doing good, ... and LON-GRU with VS, which are rather unexpected imo... Are...

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by jasoncrh
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19634

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

I was just there and there were tons everywhere, in addition to the standard Europeans.

SCQ83 wrote:
Is South Africa popular for Americans now?

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by jasoncrh
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL vs AA in Italy, doubts of the transatlantic JV of DL and AZ
Replies: 23
Views: 5447

Re: DL vs AA in Italy, doubts of the transatlantic JV of DL and AZ

Most of AA’s nonstops to Italy are summer only seasonal flights, and in the summer this traffic is HIGH yielding, not low yielding traffic. quote="airzona11"]That is an impressive amount of non-stops, for traffic that overall tends to be lower yielding. DL/AA JV partners both offer many 1-...

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by jasoncrh
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Domestic Delta A350 Bliss: DEN-LAX, LAX-ATL, ATL-DEN
Replies: 10
Views: 9614

Re: Domestic Delta A350 Bliss: DEN-LAX, LAX-ATL, ATL-DEN

Just so you know, we are not on Standard time anymore, and you did not take these flights during Standard time. We are on daylight savings time. Your excellent report indicates that you flew on March 29 and March 30, 2019. Standard time ended in this country on March 10, 2019, when we did the annual...

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by jasoncrh
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BFM
Replies: 71
Views: 11447

Re: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BF

There’s a runway closure at JFK from May-November. Most carriers will reduce frequencies during that time as there simply isn’t enough runway capacity.

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by jasoncrh
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of Inaugural Flights Next Week (March 31-April 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 4214

Re: List of Inaugural Flights Next Week (March 31-April 4)

April 2: AA - LAX-SDF; April 3: AA: SDF-LAX

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by jasoncrh
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS new destination
Replies: 40
Views: 7374

Re: VS new destination

Honestly I do not know what you're talking about. I just flew Virgin from Washington to Johannesburg via London roundtrip. In business/Upper class. I had previously flown BA. the difference was absolutely night and day. Amazing service on all 4 flights. Unique, delicious food. Really good and varied...

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by jasoncrh
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)
Replies: 78
Views: 12822

Re: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)

This was announced a few weeks ago and is gone for good. Chicago has lots of people of Italian descent. But that doesn’t mean they’re all going back all the time. Air Italy doesn’t have much of a network beyond Milan- they’ve been cutting. So really this flight was supposed to work based on question...

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