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by BigGSFO
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 60444

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

I haven't seen anything from BA, but did they officially announce a postponement of PDX-LHR, or are we assuming it's a no-go, or will it launch s planned?

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by BigGSFO
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19050

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I suspect that Frontier and Spirit have a longer road to recovery, if they make it thru this, than others. They rely a lot of leisure traffic and not the higher yielding business traffic. When travel begins to come back and companies start sending folks back out into the world, business travel will ...

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by BigGSFO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs
Replies: 26
Views: 4820

Re: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs

https://www.joc.com/aeroflot-add-flight ... 40615.html
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I think they also operated flights from the Russian Far East to Anchorage, Seattle and San Francisco, yes?

Edited: in 1994 they operated San Francisco and Seattle to Khabarovsk and Magadan, as well as LAX< SFO and SEA to Moscow.

https://www.joc.com/aeroflot-add-flight ... 40615.html

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by BigGSFO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 360
Views: 54635

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Wow. 70% schedule reduction is shocking, but not surprising.

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by BigGSFO
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7560

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

I could see Denver, more JFK, more ORD.

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by BigGSFO
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 60444

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

I don’t see PDX benefitting from Alaska joining OneWorld as far as filling unserved domestic routes. If anything, if will maintain the “connect through” status quo. MIA is still unserved and PHL only operates 11 weeks in the summer, two major AA hubs. Alaska just dropped their summer seasonal to PH...

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by BigGSFO
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134140

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I'm wondering if we will see AA's premium Airbuses SEA-JFK (the same ones used for LAX/SFO-JFK). They already cut SEA-JFK Yes, they did, but under this new alliance, it stands to reason SEA-JFK will return. And if they are going after the higher yielding crowd, then those premium heavy planes could...

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by BigGSFO
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134140

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I'm wondering if we will see AA's premium Airbuses SEA-JFK (the same ones used for LAX/SFO-JFK).

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by BigGSFO
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134140

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I wonder what routes will be considered out of PDX and ANC once this is fires up? Could we see JL in PDX? More ANC-Lower 48 nonstops? Seasonal ANC-Europe/Japan?

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by BigGSFO
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134140

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

So American will now compete against British Airways on SEA-LHR? Technically no, they have a Joint Venture/Revenue Sharing agreement. It would be as if BA and AA operated the flights as one airline, much like they do now on every other flight they both operate with their own metal (i.e. LAX-LHR, JF...

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by BigGSFO
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134140

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Osubuckeyes wrote:
I would not be surprised at all to see SEA-SYD on AA or QF relatively soon.

I was thinking the same thing, probably on QF. I'd also expect to see a return of SEA-HEL and possibly SEA-MAD. This will definitely help boost PDX-LHR when it launches this year too.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134140

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Well, like many here, I did not see this coming, especially returning to India out of ...Seattle, pretty much the last city I'd think AA would launch this route from. A good move regardless as AS had to figure out their next strategic move.

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by BigGSFO
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12143

Re: US DoT bans all Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

I once sat next to a woman who had an emotional support monkey. He was a little guy, and popped out of her carry on and sat on her shoulder. It was actually kinda cool and gave me a story about the time I sat next to woman who had an emotional support monkey. Regardless, other than his opposable thu...

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by BigGSFO
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 165005

Re: Forbes: after building Dallas, AA focuses on CLT

I would love to see more nonstops in the west: Portland (more than one seasonal daily red eye), Orange County, maybe a resumption of Honolulu. With 700+ departures, I am still skeptical about an Asian nonstop, but who knows. I don't know the business and cultural connections between CLT/NC and Asia.

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by BigGSFO
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 165005

Forbes: after building Dallas, AA focuses on CLT

Interesting piece on AA's objective in Charlotte. I didn't realize that it was the world's 3rd largest hub (in terms departures) and AA is planning on adding flights, upgauging, grabbing more gates (as previous posted here). The article mentions MAD a potential year round destination using the 321Ne...

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by BigGSFO
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 24574

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

I'm wondering if we will see LAX-LIM, MIA-CUZ, MIA-BEL, and/or MIA-IQT?

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by BigGSFO
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18762

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

This move between DL and LATAM will just incentivize AA to open up new markets, like Cusco, Iquitos, Belem and perhaps boost the northeastern coast of Brazil. I could also see them adding LAX-LIM. I think they will be fine in South America. However Avianca might not be so happy DL is cozying up to L...

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by BigGSFO
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12071

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

Boris Johnson International: where the departures lobby is twice the size of the arrivals lobby.

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by BigGSFO
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska
Replies: 58
Views: 11940

Re: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska

Fairbanks makes sense. Huge uptick in traffic during the summer. Good for AA. Presumably some AS code share available, not that there would be a lot of people connecting to Nome and Deadhouse

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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: 6018

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: 67
Views: 9223

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: 14580

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: 4037

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: 236
Views: 37640

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: 12604

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: 1092
Views: 183419

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: 137964

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: 73884

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: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 83282

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: 282
Views: 38210

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: 19172

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: 9048

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: 1849

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: 7447

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: 18830

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: 66432

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: 66432

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: 21227

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: 20342

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: 11107

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: 5994

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: 18085

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: 9727

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: 9273

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: 2647

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: 5496

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: 5496

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: 4924

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: 6970

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: 31466

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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