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by BigGSFO
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5104

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

I haven't seen anyone mention it yet, but the travel decline after 09/11 probably eliminated any growth plans for STL, if there were any. As traffic declined, STL was sliced down in favor of routing traffic via AA's more established DFW and ORD. Any interest into investing into it further disappeare...

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by BigGSFO
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8771

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

Iceland is a popular destination. The flight itself might not be a cash cow, but it fits into AA's transatlantic portfolio nicely, and I am sure many frequent flyers are booking these flights as opposed to taking AA to a gateway then Icelandair the rest fo the way. I would expect to see PHL-KEF at s...

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by BigGSFO
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 13833

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

AlexBrewster03 wrote:
With all of AA cuts to JFK, their route network from JFK is starting to look similar to DLs at BOS. A few “important” international routes and an array of domestic destinations

AA's cuts (mostly at JFK) are for April only, related to the 737 MAX issues. I suspect they will be reinstated.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?
Replies: 41
Views: 3749

Re: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?

The government wouldn't seize a hub and deliver it to another company. There's about 100 things wrong with that, least of all where would this hypothetical airline get the assets to operate this new hub. Planes? Equipment? Leases? Staffing? Is the government going to subsidize this new airline so th...

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by BigGSFO
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24916

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

My predictions: PHL-India (nonstop to DEL) and/or DFW-India MIA-South Africa (triangle MIA-JNB-CPT-MIA) Not that this would be their motivation for doing so, but DFW-Africa (perhaps West Africa) would put DFW in the "Nonstop to all inhabited continents" club (and let's not split hairs abou...

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by BigGSFO
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11707

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

Pan Am had a non stop 747 service from Moscow to NY for a while Dont think any other US carriers flew into the Soviet Union in that era though TWA did for a hot minute via Frankfurt, with one of their European based 727s. At the time, they also had intra-German service to/from TXL, similar to what ...

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by BigGSFO
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 84898

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I think if HIO were to ever get commercial service, it would be to SJC and/or SFO before anything else. The lucrative tech contracts would make those worthwhile. If those pax had to connect in SEA, they might as well drive to PDX.

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by BigGSFO
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131281

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Curious if AS joins oneworld (as speculated in another thread) if that will change the dynamic of international service in/out of PDX. The base of frequent fliers and potential corporate contracts could entice airlines like BA and JL to PDX, possibly pushing DL off of London and Tokyo respectively. ...

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by BigGSFO
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71164

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-in-2019/

SFO-DEL, SFO-MEL and additional frequencies to AKL, YYZ, ICN, etc.
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https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-in-2019/

SFO-DEL, SFO-MEL and additional frequencies to AKL, YYZ, ICN, etc.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75682

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

I'm sure there is a business purpose to this, but Pierre and Watertown, SD as destinations from Carlsbad?

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by BigGSFO
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32809

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

maps4ltd wrote:
BA doesn't even serve Charlotte, a major Oneworld airline hub, yet it's now going to CHS.

Honestly, I would've thought that a leisure route like this would go into LGW, alongside Orlando and Punta Canada and the like.

They don't have to serve CLT with their own metal given the AA/BA JV.

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by BigGSFO
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 18394

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

SANFan wrote:
So far, nobody's mentioned PHX. All these far western cities now being connected nonstop with DFW, overflying PHX -- is that an ominous sign for AA's Arizona hub?

Just wondering.

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Not ominous. AA is launching PHX-LHR, so that's kind of a big deal.

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by BigGSFO
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 8092

Re: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 1, 2019)

Columbus might be in the running for HQ2, but if we learned anything from he movie Ready Player One, Columbus will be the world's fastest growing city soon. :-)

Good addition to the network.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG says BA JFK-LHR becomes the first billion dollar route
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Re: OAG says BA JFK-LHR becomes the first billion dollar route

Wow, so AA's LAXJFK is the highest revenue generating US domestic route.

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by BigGSFO
Sat May 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7260

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

Is it me or does it appear that PDX hub days are slowly diminishing for AS...A lot of routes have been dropped as of late...............Sooner or later most regional flights out of Portland will require a connection via Seattle..... Naw, I doubt it. The PDX flights were all single dailies (if that)...

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by BigGSFO
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub
Replies: 89
Views: 17284

Re: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub

I think PHL-KEF (seasonal) is possible too.

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by BigGSFO
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63542

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I can also see a seasonal PHL-KEF to compliment DFW-KEF.

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by BigGSFO
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63542

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

If the AA/QF JV ever gets signed, we would probably see a resumption of LAX-AKL and the addition of LAX-MEL.

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by BigGSFO
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 20793

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

I'm surprised Southwest hasn't tried to take over all of the gates. There's a Love and Paine joke in there somewhere. ;-)

(bad joke)

I'm glad this is happening though. Seattle needs a northern metro option however limited it might be.

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by BigGSFO
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20017

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press ... fault.aspx

It seems to be a daily service.
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Here's the PR link:
http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press ... fault.aspx

It seems to be a daily service.

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by BigGSFO
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10875

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

AS seems committed to the west coast and making that their primary market. Any city on the eastern seaboard doesn't make sense to me. The Alaska brand probably wouldn't translate well to a metro area outside the west. If anything, I can see them try to make a go (again) at SLC. AS knows their market...

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by BigGSFO
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 5790

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

I keep hoping for AA to make PHL year round, and add JFK and MIA. As for Europe, I think PDX won't see new flights for a few years, unless BA wants to jump on board and leverage their AS partnership further. I can see DL shifting NRT to ICN and JL stepping in. Maybe China at some point, but not soon...

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by BigGSFO
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17979

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

At SFO, AS operates out of T2 now for all departures to SEA, PDX and PSP. Everything else is still at the international terminal. https://www.alaskaair.com/content/airports/california/san-francisco/san-francisco-international?lid=travel:info-AirportsGuides-San-Francisco&int=_AS_TRAVINFO_-prodID:...

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by BigGSFO
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 9554

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

Well, for Portland, I can see them adding PDX-JFK, PDX-MIA, upgrading PDX-LAX to mainline, and possibly ANC (maybe seasonal FAI) since any erosion in the AS relationship reduces AA's access to the state of Alaska. For Seattle, maybe more hub flying. What AA (oneWorld) really needs is a TPAC partner ...

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by BigGSFO
Wed May 17, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 45
Views: 9059

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

BravoOne wrote:
What happened to Air Afrique and where they based?

They were based in Abidjan and dissolved in 2002. It was owned by a bunch of Wet African nations, but I don't think Nigeria was one of them.

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by BigGSFO
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AS to expand infrastructure within the state of Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

Report: AS to expand infrastructure within the state of Alaska

Highlights include; -Building a new hangar to accommodate up to 2 739 -Replacing some Q flying with jets between ANC-FAI -Facility upgrades including 11 rural locations I'm curious about the last point: I wonder what they have in mind for those rural locations. I would imagine the facilities are alr...

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by BigGSFO
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska New Portland/LAX adds
Replies: 38
Views: 5421

Re: Alaska New Portland/LAX adds

any idea where the jfk slot comes from? Maybe I am wrong, but JFK slots are limited to peak periods, so no slot was needed for the timing of the new PDX flights. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2007-29320-0052 This Order governs scheduled arrivals and departures at JFK from 6 a.m. throug...

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by BigGSFO
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska New Portland/LAX adds
Replies: 38
Views: 5421

Re: Alaska New Portland/LAX adds

tphuang wrote:
any idea where the jfk slot comes from?

Maybe I am wrong, but JFK slots are limited to peak periods, so no slot was needed for the timing of the new PDX flights.

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by BigGSFO
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variation of airport names on display boards
Replies: 55
Views: 4771

Re: Variation of airport names on display boards

I've seen SNA get listed as Orange County, Santa Ana, and John Wayne Airport on various display screens across the country. You basically have to know all three names to find your flight.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair launching Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta & Puerto Plata
Replies: 46
Views: 6799

Re: Finnair launching Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta & Puerto Plata

Does PVR have other nonstops to Europe?

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by BigGSFO
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 31213

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

paulsea wrote:
Any chance of IAD or (long-shot) DCA?

Re DCA: they would have to reallocate a current beyond-perimeter slot (that is able to be reallocated) from SLC to add SEA-DCA. I am not sure they would want to do that given SLC is a hub.

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by BigGSFO
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Logo for Horizon Air
Replies: 11
Views: 5239

Re: New Logo for Horizon Air

I like it. I like the font. It's simple and stylish. I really didn't like the script that Alaska and Horizon had before the rebranding.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 6145

Re: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017

Yikes. A 1435 departure out of PHX in the summer. That bird will take every inch of runway to get off the ground.

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by BigGSFO
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31614

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

Could HIO support airline service? Given the explosive growth at PDX, the Portland metro area, and that the west side has Nike, Intel, etc. if a few dailies to SFO, SEA, LAX on AS/VX could work.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31614

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

This is my first posting so guys please go easy on me....I was wondering what your thoughts were on the today's Alaska-Virgin merger news and it affects on PDX future role as a secondary hub for Alaska? Will we see more significant growth here or has AS shelved it's PDX expansion plans in favor of ...

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by BigGSFO
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Horizon growth?
Replies: 57
Views: 5462

Possible Horizon growth?

Now that AS/VX are on their way to becoming one airline, what future does Horizon have in the new organization? Can we expect more aircraft orders and an increase in smaller markets to link to SFO and LAX? Just curious as to hear what A.net has to say about this.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photos of AS/VX merger livery
Replies: 34
Views: 7157

Re: Special 737-900 painted too show "more love" in AS/VX merger

aaflyer777 wrote:
That is one gorgeous looking plane, can't wait to see more pictures of it!

Yes. Agreed. It would be fantastic if this was a new fleet-wide livery moving forward.

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by BigGSFO
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21500

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

Starting December 19th... Mileage Plan members can earn Mileage Plan miles on Virgin America flights, and Elevate members can earn Elevate points on Alaska Airlines flights. Mileage Plan MVP, Gold and Gold 75K members will receive priority check-in and boarding on Virgin America flights and Virgin ...

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by BigGSFO
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21500

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

Poetic that AS would acquire the very same company they fought so hard to keep from starting up in the first place. If you recall, they screamed the loudest over the foreign ownership rules claiming that Branson would still have more control over VX that legally allowable. Obviously they lost then, ...

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by BigGSFO
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition for Qantas to sell tickets on JFK-LAX?
Replies: 63
Views: 8571

Re: Petition for Qantas to sell tickets on JFK-LAX?

No. It would be illegal and pointless. I am actually surprised they are still flying it given their ATI/JV with AA.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A350 Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 8880

Re: American A350 Routes

I can see MIA-JNB before NRT. I can't see MIA-SYD, ever.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange destination seen on board at FLL
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

Re: Strange destination seen on board at FLL

SPREE34 wrote:
Porn Flight.

Exactly my thinking. Hah hah hah

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by BigGSFO
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop flights out of rival hubs
Replies: 27
Views: 4740

Re: Nonstop flights out of rival hubs

Most of these flights are connecting a competitor's hub on one end to the airline's own hub on the other. Believe it or not, Delta considers AMS & CDG to be two of their self-identified thirteen hubs. And American has a hub in LAX for the LAX to ATL flight. Most of the flights that don't connec...

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by BigGSFO
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop flights out of rival hubs
Replies: 27
Views: 4740

Re: Nonstop flights out of rival hubs

Hello A.net, What are some nonstop of flights out of of a competitors fortress hub? Off the top of my head, I can think notably of Delta's EWR-AMS/CDG service and American's ATL-LAX flights. What are some others? AA considers LAX a hub and both AMS and CDG are considered DL hubs, so not sure what y...

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by BigGSFO
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12
Replies: 349
Views: 60957

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12

If the planes are landing 28R/28L, then you can do some decent spotting from the Target parking lot. Plus there's a Wendy's there so you can grab a Baconator while you watch the birds on final approach.

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by BigGSFO
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Launches Miami-Recife
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: LATAM Launches Miami-Recife

Does AA and LATAM have a JV for Brazil?

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by BigGSFO
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA-Havana routes approved for 8 carriers
Replies: 102
Views: 17574

Re: USA-Havana routes approved for 8 carriers

Interesting, but not wholly unexpected. I wonder in a year's time how many of these routes will still be around and what the process would be to change frequency or the US gateway. For example, can AS carry a daily load from LAX year round? Will CLT-HAV stick?

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by BigGSFO
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Announces Non-HAV Cuba Flight Allocations
Replies: 53
Views: 14789

RE: DOT Announces Non-HAV Cuba Flight Allocations

Odd that AA didn't apply for Miami-Santiago de Cuba service.

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by BigGSFO
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Shed The Small LAX Hub To Focus On SFO?
Replies: 104
Views: 16388

RE: Should UA Shed The Small LAX Hub To Focus On SFO?

Strange how the author didn't really discuss DL's ambitions for LAX much, which is big part of the competitive landscape there.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic Applies For Dozen US-LatAm Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 5743

RE: Dynamic Applies For Dozen US-LatAm Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Convert current public charters from ...

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