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by Beechtobus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8678

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

Looks like she’s scheduled to leave LAS as BA9178 at 0130 pacific on June 11, about 2 hours from now.

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by Beechtobus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3076

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

Is Spirit rumored to ever serve SAT? Seems like a good market for them. Spirit served SAT from IIRC late 2007 to early 2009 from FLL. Internal rumor at the time was that SAT was to be Spirits 2nd international gateway with flights all around the country connecting to flights south of the border. Th...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3076

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

Spirit erroneously wrote Memphis on their Facebook page, it’s now been corrected to Nashville so ignore my earlier post. Yikes- that’s a little embarrassing. When Sacramento was announced, I believe the press release had the city code as SAC (Sacramento’s GA airport), instead of SMF (the air carrie...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 821
Views: 81205

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

LAS is bookable nonstop, not sure of the start date.

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by Beechtobus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3076

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

Looks like BNA is certain. Showing as a bookable city on Spirits site.

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by Beechtobus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3076

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

https://www.spirit.com/en/sitemap/flights-from-cities/page-1 The cities were showing up on this page. Other than these 4 new cities, all others listed are accurate as to what is served so maybe they've got something a little bigger planned Yep, there they are. Very interesting. GRR, SAT, SRQ I can ...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3076

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

Oddly, digging through the spirit site shows San Antonio, Grand Rapids and Toluca as city options in addition to Sarasota. No mention of Nashville though. Have they ever serves any of these cities before? Interesting. Where do you see these cities listed? I can’t find them on Spirits site. Toluca w...

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by Beechtobus
Fri May 31, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 11966

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

I enjoyed looking at the terminal maps of Stapleton. I noticed it said A concourse opened in 1994. Why did they open a new concourse at Stapleton when the new airport opened just a year later? That map is a little confusing out of context, it was likely printed in 1992-93. It’s the airport map page...

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by Beechtobus
Fri May 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest A319 flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6094

Re: Longest A319 flight

Spirit (NK) does FLL-LIM (2282nm)with an A319. Probably not the longest A319 flight but perhaps the longest in a high density configuration. When 10L/28R is closed and only 10R/28L is available in FLL, the flight often has to be routed FLL-RSW (for fuel)-LIM as 10R/28L is not long enough for the ful...

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by Beechtobus
Fri May 31, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 11966

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Regarding UA and ops out of C at Stapleton, I flew DEN-MEX-DEN on UA mainline (I believe a 737-300) in probably 1993 or 94. Unless I’m wildly mistaken, I do remember clearing customs in DEN. This means either 1) UA would have at least had park on C to deplane, or 2) we were bused from A, B, or E to ...

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by Beechtobus
Fri May 31, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 11966

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

This summer marks 30th anniversary of United #232 (DC-10 DEN-0RD July 19 1989) Not sure I'd use the term "anniversary" for a deadly plane crash. Uhhh, ok? Straight from Webster’s dictionary: “Definition of anniversary 1 : the annual recurrence of a date marking a notable event” Though “an...

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by Beechtobus
Thu May 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16094

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Come on DL, now Denver needs some AMS love!!

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by Beechtobus
Sat May 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15396

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know how many different destinations (domestic & intl) Denver will serve this summer? DEN has to have one of the biggest (if not the biggest) domestic networks in the U.S. . . Good question. I know in recent years Denver has on and off beaten ATL in number of domestic destinations s...

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by Beechtobus
Sat May 11, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 11966

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Where in the world did you come up with this misinformation ? Stapleton's own history... ' By the early 1990s, Concourses A and B were exclusively used by United and United Express, Continental used most of Concourses C and D, and most other airlines moved to Concourse E.' A and B concourses at Sta...

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by Beechtobus
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO in OMA in 1994
Replies: 15
Views: 2479

Re: CO in OMA in 1994

The original Frontier actually did the river route in the early 80's with 737"s, DEN-BFF-LBF-GRI-LNK-OMA. I took it once, way cool! Most stops were less than ten minutes with only 10-15 passengers on and off at each stop. Early 80s? Had that been a carry-over from pre-Dereg days? That is just ...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit livery question
Replies: 26
Views: 3460

Re: Spirit livery question

OB1504 wrote:

Isn’t the “Howdy” being removed too?


All of the ones I’ve seen in the modified paint with Sharklets still have the “Howdy”

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by Beechtobus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit livery question
Replies: 26
Views: 3460

Re: Spirit livery question

[twoid][/twoid] Branding is brilliant. You know it’s either them or DHL in the air. Ha I’ve always wondered why the inside of the winglet says “Howdy”. At first I thought they had different sayings on them. Different words for “hello”. Anyone know why howdy was chosen? DL752 :airplane: Good question...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit livery question
Replies: 26
Views: 3460

Re: Spirit livery question

Wen did they switch to solid black titles without the scratches and wobbly edges? I believe the “tweak” was announced October, maybe November of last year with the first of the “polished” yellow and black livery coming out in December, maybe January of this year. A number of other marketing refinem...

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by Beechtobus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue cabin air quality incident in BZN
Replies: 19
Views: 2902

Re: JetBlue FA’s go on strike in BZN

I think all the facts should come out before casting stones and claiming a work action. You cannot be sure that the flight attendants didn’t feel the effects of breathing toxic emissions in the cabin and that these effects subsided (perhaps only temporarily) after some time. In addition, perhaps the...

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by Beechtobus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

Veigar wrote:
Ehm... east west runway? Do you have a particular name for it? (Like 26R or something)


Yeah, it’s called “Clearly not the ones that run North-South, and not the East-West one that was there first”. Dick.

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by Beechtobus
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Highest altitude US airports with airline service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: Highest altitude US airports with airline service?

I think TEX (Telluride, CO)is the highest at 9,078 feet. They have Boutique air pc-12 service to Denver. Over the years they have had Great Lakes, SkyWest, Mesa, Rocky Mountain, and a few others I’m sure. My first flight there I got a shirt eluding to it being the highest commercial airport in the S...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces SMF
Replies: 54
Views: 5241

Re: Spirit Announces SMF

It is too bad that Spirit doesnt want to expand more out of Indy, Cbus or Minneapolis. Me thinks that San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland and Seattle routes would be home runs for Spirit. It would be a dream to see them add Sacramento to Minneap. https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12632

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

This (and the Crenshaw Line) can’t open soon enough and hopefully bring an end to the abysmal task of getting into/out of LAX via World Way. Thrilled that a 1/2 mile Uber ride, or 15 min walk to my closest metro stop will soon get me to LAX relatively quickly and traffic free. Still cannot believe t...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces SMF
Replies: 54
Views: 5241

Re: Spirit Announces SMF

[quote="jplatts"I agree that NK adding PHX-LAS nonstop service might happen since PHX is located in the largest market currently served by NK that doesn't already have nonstop service to LAS on NK.[/quote] I too am surprised that NK hasn’t jumped back on PHX. When NK started the Phoenix ar...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 43
Views: 4556

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Pegasus runs a mega hub lcc operation . ( Yes SAW is in Europe ) IST is in Europe, SAW is in Asia. WN, F9, and NK in the U.S. have somewhat of a hub system, though I WN would rather call them "focus cities" or some term other than "hub." Think of LAS, DEN, BNA, BWI, MCO, MDW, an...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4600

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

[/quote] hard to see how that can happen given WN has over 200 flights at LAS, NK could use LAS as the center of their west coast expansion. It so far has been much less successful there vs east coast.[/quote] While I do agree that NK likely won’t be taking the top spot in LAS from WN any time soon,...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4600

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

travelin man wrote:
If anything NK will be pulling traffic from the freeway, not other airlines.


Probably largely true, or pulling people that would be going out locally or to Commerce Casino or Hollywood Park or the like. Or people that simply weren’t planning an outing to begin with.

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by Beechtobus
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4600

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

Before today, BUR would have probably not even in my next 50 guesses of what NKs newest city would be. I too would have guessed ONT as the next LA basin airport as LAX and BUR really serve the same catchment. ONT largely captures a whole different market. Spirit is certianly keeping their recent add...

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by Beechtobus
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 12005

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

AA adding a 2nd daily flight on PHL-PNS....I’d like to say it’s because the route is doing so well, but suspect F9 launching PNS-PHL in May has something to do with it. Thanks as always for doing these reports! I nonrev on this route fairly regularly and I have yet to not have to sit in the cockpit...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery
Replies: 34
Views: 7637

Re: Spirit Airlines Disney Dumbo Livery

Any pics? 4pm SJU time has come and gone.

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by Beechtobus
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9213

Re: Large airports without rail links

It's also worth remembering that not all rail connections are created equal. For some, the level of service on the rail line stinks. For others, the connection to and from the airport stinks. And some (like, say, FLL) both are bad (shuttle bus to an infrequent rail line). The best airport/transit l...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 17431

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

I wonder if there is a higher percentage of these folks who are alcoholics than in other industries. Good Question. From what I understand, alcohol dependence is not at all more prevelant in pilots and Flight Attendants than the disease is in any other profession. The perception comes from the fact...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15396

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Has DEN tried to recruit either AF or KL to start DEN-CDG/AMS? With SkyTeam being the only alliance without a European TATL flight out of DEN, it seems logical one or the other will come sooner or later. I'd say KL could make DEN work, given its largish energy sector and its similarities to YYC. I'...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15396

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Has DEN tried to recruit either AF or KL to start DEN-CDG/AMS? With SkyTeam being the only alliance without a European TATL flight out of DEN, it seems logical one or the other will come sooner or later. I'd say KL could make DEN work, given its largish energy sector and its similarities to YYC. I'...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11312

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

NK678 RSW-DTW diverted to CAK along with 3-4 DL RJs

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by Beechtobus
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 10402

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

It is interesting - based on their route map, ATL brings it to 13(?) cities for NK from DEN. It must be doing well for them, but I also want to see how much longer DEN can grow for everybody I almost think that DEN-ATL and PHL-SJU were prematurely leaked. They were on NKs Where we fly, future servi...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 10402

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

Did Spirit ever put out an announcement or did they just quietly add DEN-ATL without saying a word? It is interesting - based on their route map, ATL brings it to 13(?) cities for NK from DEN. It must be doing well for them, but I also want to see how much longer DEN can grow for everybody I almost...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service to KBIL Billings, MT
Replies: 25
Views: 4614

Re: New service to KBIL Billings, MT

Hope it’s not NK or SY. Guess it could be F9, unless AS is replacing QX. B6 recently added BZN. I’m guessing additional service to DEN and unfortunately not on WN. I very highly doubt it’s NK. They have a lot of CLTs, BNAs, CVGs, SATs, STLs, OMAs, ABQs, SLCs, ONTs, SMFs, SJCs, GEGs, OKCs, and TULs ...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 23468

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

Saw this coming from a mile away https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw9eAtSUUAEUKzJ.jpg:large Well whaddya know, the "BIG" puns were correct after all... :duck: Sigh. Wonder if Spirit will pull out of GSO? Hard to say. I would have bet money that NK was going to discontinue Latrobe (served since...

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by Beechtobus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG
Replies: 50
Views: 8725

Re: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG

Interesting on the FI front. Isn’t BWI one of, if not thier longest served remaining US cities? I know they serve Dulles now and WOW has since moved into BWI, just odd to see one of thier legacy US routes disappear.

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by Beechtobus
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12028

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

Yep, essentially the 1500 mile perimeter rule from LGA is. an artificial method of forcing airlines to use JFK (what was IDL) and to keep airlines from abandoning EWR. The idea being that all airlines would flock to the closer in, more convenient LGA if some kind of restriction wasn’t in place. Denv...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline Announcement at IND 12/11
Replies: 55
Views: 9353

Re: New Airline Announcement at IND 12/11

Pretty tepid announcement as far as NK goes as of late. I’m guessing this is more due to lack of A/C in the first quarter of 2019 than due to a new “testing the waters” strategy. We likely would have seen TPA, FLL, RSW, BWI, and possibly LAX thrown in there.

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by Beechtobus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 77
Views: 11546

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Say UA does once again make DEN it’s number 2 hub again; Does anyone see UA swapping it’s seasonal LHR slot to another city and making DEN-LHR year round? If so, which city would have a winter frequency sacrificed? SFO and LAX each have one daily so likely one of those wouldn’t be sacrificed. ORD an...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 7825

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

DY 789 to LHR LGW, but close enough. Now if we could just get AMS and maybe DUB and(or) CPH and maybe Istanbul. I’m not complaining though given that just over 20 years ago Denver’s TATL traffic consisted of 2-3 weeklys to LGW on CO and the oddball on again/off again weekly seasonal scheduled chart...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 7825

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

Technically not a new route. UA tried DEN-FRA in 2002-2003 or so, (I’m not positive on those dates, may have been earlier)on a 777, too much plane along with LHs 744s at time. Would have been nice to see a new city (not currently served by another airline, LH in this case), but I’m not going to comp...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK announces MSY-DEN/PHL
Replies: 19
Views: 2641

Re: NK announces MSY-DEN/PHL

joeblow10 wrote:
Geez, DEN gets MCO, AUS, and now MSY on NK all in one week.


Just beat me to it!

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by Beechtobus
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK announces MSY-DEN/PHL
Replies: 19
Views: 2641

Re: NK announces MSY-DEN/PHL

DEN getting quite a bit of love from NK this year! BWI, MCO, AUS, and MSY so far in 2018.

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by Beechtobus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 5959

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

They are definitely starting AUS in a big way as far as Spirit goes. I don’t remember the last time NK jumped into a new city with 9 or more nonstop destinations right off the bat. I’m surpised that Business Journals released the announcement before Spirit did on thier site. The story is legit thou...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 5959

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

They are definitely starting AUS in a big way as far as Spirit goes. I don’t remember the last time NK jumped into a new city with 9 or more nonstop destinations right off the bat. I’m surpised that Business Journals released the announcement before Spirit did on thier site. The story is legit thoug...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A second airport at Madrid
Replies: 19
Views: 2569

Re: A second airport at Madrid

Well luckily spain doesn't have a history for building pointless and empty airports. So we're fine and save in that regard. Ha! love it. I do think Barajas functions perfectly fine, has room to grow, and well serves Madrid, Europe’s largest single-airport city. However, I don’t think the idea of a ...

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