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by TWA85
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 31
Views: 5243

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Wasn't it reported a few years back that six new wide body gates are supposed to be built where the regional gates currently are at the end of Concourse A?

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by TWA85
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 24
Views: 5509

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

DL's withdrawal from NRT might actually help in some cases. Their slots could be reallocated to LCCs or other carriers wishing to expand at NRT because they can't expand at HND. As HND continues to open up to international traffic, NRT role will likely change to a similar role as LGW. NRT will becom...

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by TWA85
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5758

Re: Haneda slots

Virgin Atlantic have stated that they would consider relaunching Tokyo flights if they can get Haneda slots. Maybe the Delta tie up and increasing slots at HND will finally relaunch the London Heathrow route on VS I'm not sure I completely understand what you are suggesting and how Delta's partners...

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by TWA85
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito
Replies: 46
Views: 5291

Re: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito

Didn't AA fly DFW-UIO recently?

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by TWA85
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:38 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: 15076

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

Here come the AA transcon cuts at JFK! I do agree that AA cutting JFK-SEA isn't a great sign for their NYC strategy, however their strategy has been to focus on travelers flying to NYC then returning home (example, XXX-NYC-XXX). With DL having hubs on both ends of the route, AA is at a network disa...

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by TWA85
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7716

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

I thought I read the load factors on SLC-NRT were actually pretty good. Is that not correct? I think in the high 70s, honestly not 100%. But I do know for a fact the 332 had some issues. 2011 L/F values per month. Airport code indicates the departure city. Source US BTS. June 0.838211621 NRT 0.8657...

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by TWA85
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72445

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

The problem with DFW-ATH is that any connection routed through DFW to feed the DFW-ATH flights can and already is being routed through ORD. Taking connections away from ORD could negatively impact the viability of the ORD-ATH flights. Yes DFW is a large hub and DFW-ATH flights would most likely viab...

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by TWA85
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41417

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Hey guys, new poster here, but I saw an article that seems prettty applicable to this discussion, seems like Flightglobal has been reading this thread https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-what-makes-a-focus-city-for-delta-458775/ "ANALYSIS: What makes a focus city for Delta?&quo...

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by TWA85
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 8756

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

This is definitely slot-sitting **DL LAS-LGB OCT 0>0.3[0] NOV 0>2[0] DEC 0>2[0] JAN 0>2[0] FEB 0>2[0] MAR 0>2[0] Originally I came to the same conclusion until I remembered DL also flies to SAN, SJC, and SJC. It's possible DL might actually be attempting to compete in the market.

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by TWA85
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53109

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

IF this rumor is true, it makes sense for AA to do so. AA needs a replacement for the 757s flying thinner routes to Europe, South America, and Hawaii. It would not be surprising if they simply converted 20-30 of their existing A321neo orders into orders for the A321LR.

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by TWA85
Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK Routes over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

AA JFK Routes over the years?

Hello Everyone, With all of the talk about AA's downsizing at JFK over the past few years, I thought I'd ask what routes AA has flown to/from JFK over the years. After looking through some old AA timetables and departedflights.com, these are the routes I came up with. Please add any routes that are ...

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by TWA85
Mon May 06, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: if AA were to bring three routes to JFK what would they be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: if AA were to bring three routes to JFK what would they be?

FRA, SDQ, and SJU. Honorable mentions PAP, SJC, and ZRH. There are plenty more that should be started or brought back, but these are the biggest holes.

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by TWA85
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 82
Views: 12161

Re: United MCO hub?

Here is an interesting article about NW, UA, and US attempts to build hubs/focus cities at various cities in Florida over the years. UA did in fact attempt to build a hub in MCO during the early 1990's. According to the article, UA struggled from the beginning to compete with DL and US. Then after p...

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by TWA85
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4282

Re: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019

These routes are being suspended to free up aircraft that can replace the grounded MAX aircraft.

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by TWA85
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?
Replies: 38
Views: 3497

Re: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?

Here are a some quick thoughts to consider. 1. RDU and BNA are similar sized markets. However BNA has approximately 3 million more passengers than RDU. 2. Nashville's GDP is approximately 60% larger than the Research Triangle's GDP which could generate higher yields at BNA. 3. DL could employ the st...

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by TWA85
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10571

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

Another thought to consider is the new Polaris configured 763 have a higher ratio of premium/business to economy seats (66% premium/business) compared to the 764 (45% premium/business). If UA is going to use the Polaris 763 on the route, they might be attempting to trade capacity for increased yields.

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by TWA85
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans start MAD-LIM
Replies: 24
Views: 3265

Re: Norwegian plans start MAD-LIM

How will Norwegian be able to operate this route? They don't have a Spanish AOC. Is there open skies between the EU and Peru?

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by TWA85
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6366

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

Opportunity for smaller airlines like Porter to develop underserved markets without directly competing with Air Canada and Westjet?

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by TWA85
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 13432

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Another quarter, another MIA to Asia thread. Over a year ago, it was said that MIA would have flights to Asia within 2 years. But so far, little to no progress has been made. Chris Mangos, director of marketing at MIA, had this to say: “[With] China, things have gotten a little more difficult,” he ...

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by TWA85
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 151
Views: 31176

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

What about selling the valuable assets to to AirAsia, and them operating a new MH as a premium long-haul subsidiary? The remaining assets and debts could be wiped away in inslovancy. The Malaysian government could forgive/guarantee the remaining unpaid debts in exchange AirAsia protects the jobs of ...

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by TWA85
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet
Replies: 30
Views: 8882

Re: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet

Who says Lufthansa has to become a majority or sole shareholder of Easyjet? What about purchasing a significant yet still minority stake in them (just enough to have influence) and establishing an intra-European JV with them? It's a win for Lufthansa because they gain a larger presence in the UK and...

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by TWA85
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to partner with CZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: Emirates to partner with CZ

It'll be very interesting to see how CZ leverages both of these partnerships in the future. Could CZ leverage its partnership with QR for greater access to Southern Europe while leveraging its partnership with EK for greater access to the Middle East and Africa? Codeshare agreements are not an expen...

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by TWA85
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Norwegian: my views 9 months on
Replies: 39
Views: 8685

Re: IAG Norwegian: my views 9 months on

What's the possibility that IAG walking away from NAS, is their way of putting pressure on NAS. By walking away IAG can find out just how desperate NAS is. If NAS asks IAG to come back to the negotiating table then it shows IAG they are becoming desperate. If NAS allows IAG to walk away without aski...

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by TWA85
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA + CZ partnership: AA doesn't fly to CAN and CZ doesn't fly to DFW?
Replies: 21
Views: 3154

Re: AA + CZ partnership: AA doesn't fly to CAN and CZ doesn't fly to DFW?

AA doesn't fly to CAN but they do fly to PEK where CZ has its second largest hub and PVG where CZ also has a sizable operation. AA receives significant feed already at those two stations. On the flip side, CZ doesn't fly to DFW but they do fly to LAX which is a significantly sized AA hub where CZ re...

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by TWA85
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of HNA’s Hong Kong Airlines in Doubt
Replies: 42
Views: 10798

Re: Future of HNA’s Hong Kong Airlines in Doubt

Would DL/MU be interested in acquiring HX? DL struggled to remain competitive in HKG and has left the market. Skyteam overall is also weak there. HX has the potential to partially offset the loss of CZ if it were supported and managed by DL and MU.

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by TWA85
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

Re: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?

If IAG were to acquire the DY group, the overall IAG network allocatuon would probably look something like this. -BA (including CJ): LHR, LGW, and LCY -IB (including I2): MAD -EI (including RE): Ireland -VY: Spain (short-haul; except MAD), Italy (short-haul), and France (short-haul) -Level (long-hau...

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by TWA85
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 10014

Re: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition

Question... How does more competition make it easier for new entrants to obtain slots at slot restricted airports? More competition means more competitors fighting over the same amount of slots. For example; If AA and BA didn't have their JV, they individually would be fighting for more slots to rem...

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by TWA85
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?
Replies: 26
Views: 4726

Re: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?

Why did UA feel the need to respond to CO starting EWR-HKG? It would make more sense if UA was responding to AA starting ORD-XXX or DL starting LAX-ZZZ, etc; where UA would be trying to protect their market share at their hubs. JFK wasn't a hub for UA so there wasn't much market share to protect. Wa...

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by TWA85
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?
Replies: 32
Views: 5477

Re: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?

Also keep in mind, despite UA's lack of focus on LAX over the past several years, it is still a hub for them. Although LAX is a much smaller hub for UA than SFO is, the significantly larger amount of O&D traffic will more than offset the smaller amount of connecting traffic. Also, the markets th...

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by TWA85
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155543

Re: Why is DTW-GRU so large compared to peer cities?

As previously mentioned, the auto industry links are a significant reason DL flies the route. Asia-GRU connections probably fill the rest of the seats. One could argue that connecting in DTW is no different than connecting in LAX or DFW, however connecting in DTW helps the auto industry traffic kill...

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by TWA85
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX and QF to Codeshare
Replies: 4
Views: 939

CX and QF to Codeshare

CX and QF have announced a new codeshare agreement. As widley known on this forum and throughout the industry these two airlines have been fierce competitors although being in the same alliance. A big reason for the fierce competition has been the extensive overlap between the two on the Australia-H...

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by TWA85
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5671

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

Just thinking out loud... At what point does Cape Air become "JetBlue Connection"? Obviously the Cessna's would need to be replaced by larger aircraft for that to happen. Cape Air could be like the old Business Express.

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by TWA85
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL & MU Form JV
Replies: 3
Views: 761

JL & MU Form JV

Hello Everybody, ch-aviation is reporting that JL & MU are forming a JV. The proposed partnership will expand upon these two airlines existing codeshare agreement. It will include all flights between Japan and China operated be each airline as well as domestic flights within each airlines home c...

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by TWA85
Wed May 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5806

How far out of the way will people connect?

Hello everybody! How far are people willing to connect out of their way for a cheaper fare and for how much cheaper? For example... Are many people willing to fly LHR-DXB-NRT on EK (which is a 40.4% longer distance) vs. non-stop on BA, JL, or NH if the fare is significantly cheaper? Also what are so...

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by TWA85
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 105
Views: 10190

Re: DL in China

Not to totally derail things, but from a pax perspective, flying KL via AMS is a pretty seamless experience, whereas taking MU through PVG, well, isn't. I know that DL invested in MU, but they've got a long way to go before they can replicate what they've set up with KL at AMS. Connecting between D...

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by TWA85
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 7148

Re: AA at JFK

A lot of people compare AA's JFK operation now to their operation in the late 90's and early 00's when is perceived to have been at it's peak. Yes back then AA was at it's peak in terms of daily flights and market share however a majority of their flights were operated by Eagle. The Eagle flights we...

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by TWA85
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6588

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

https://www.google.com/amp/s/theflorida ... orida/amp/
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Here's a good article that discusses Pan Am's operations in Florida over the years.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/theflorida ... orida/amp/

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by TWA85
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 6244

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

Something else to consider is that DFW and CLT combined accomplish what ATL does plus more. AA doesn't route as much traffic through DFW as DL does through ATL because they don't need to. Yes one hub is more efficient than two, however two hubs give you more O&D opportunities which tend to be hi...

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by TWA85
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking for a 1985 Worldwide OAG Flight Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Looking for a 1985 Worldwide OAG Flight Guide

Hello everyone!

I am looking for a 1985 Worldwide edition of the OAG Flight Guide. I've looked on eBay, Amazon and departedflights.com and haven't found one. Does anyone know where I could get a copy of it? Thanks!

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by TWA85
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 11120

Re: Big night at LGA

What gates will AA, AC, UA and WN each be using now?

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by TWA85
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and OneWorld?
Replies: 11
Views: 3979

Re: Cathay Pacific and OneWorld?

Another thought to consider is due to Cathay Pacific's dominance in HKG, they'll likely struggle to win government approval for a JV with their OneWorld partners that could provide them the most value. For example... CX and BA are the only operators on the HKG-LHR route; the only competition for a C...

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by TWA85
Fri May 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights of the past
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

Re: Fifth freedom flights of the past

https://airlineroutes.wordpress.com/category/198586/
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Here's a good site of old airline route networks over the years. Back in in 1985 most major airlines had extensive fifth freedom flights between Europe and Asia.

https://airlineroutes.wordpress.com/category/198586/

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by TWA85
Tue May 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX TPE operation question
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Re: CX TPE operation question

bzcat wrote:
The 5th freedom are granted on reciprocal basis - HK carriers can operate to Japan, Korea, Philippines, and Taiwan carriers can operate to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia (there maybe a few more countries on that list for both sides).


Can CX fly to the US from TPE like SQ and TG if they wanted to?

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by TWA85
Sun May 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 8580

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

jfklganyc wrote:
I remember 15 eagle gates in the southie terminal. Been gone for 10 years


Where was the old Eagle satellite terminal?

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by TWA85
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If all airlines gained 5th freedom rights in all countries...
Replies: 20
Views: 3406

Re: If all airlines gained 5th freedom rights in all countries...

A good example is the latest crisis at Alitalia. Etihad might rescue something from the debacle by applying for fifth freedom rights across Rome to transatlantic destinations. But it only has two flights a day from AUH to FCO so can only serve two transatlantic destinations. It could add more fligh...

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by TWA85
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways former Routes at Manchester
Replies: 30
Views: 5916

Re: British Airways former Routes at Manchester

http://web.archive.org/web/200006212058 ... _rte.shtml
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Here is a link to BA's route list from June 2000. At the time BA served 40 destinations from MAN. This might have been the peak of BA's non-London network.

http://web.archive.org/web/200006212058 ... _rte.shtml

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by TWA85
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 12927

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

As stated in the article; AA and UA have coexisted at ORD for decades. If UA could drive AA out of ORD, they would have done so by now. A lot of people fail to understand that AA doesn't appear to be bothered by being in second place at ORD. As long as their current ORD operation continues to provid...

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by TWA85
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil Close to Allowing 100% Foreign Ownership in Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 3043

Re: Brazil Close to Allowing 100% Foreign Ownership in Airlines

I am a little confused. How was LA able to purchase JJ and create LATAM Airlines group if the Brazilian government didn't already allow majority foreign ownership?

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by TWA85
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's single JFK-ORD
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: AA's single JFK-ORD

. Since they are both hubs, there isn't a lot of need to funnel traffic from one to the other Then why is UA putting it's converted domestic 777s on hub to hub? :shock: Scale. United in Chicago and United in Newark are MUCH larger in size than American in Chicago and American at JFK. For United, th...

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by TWA85
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)
Replies: 72
Views: 12816

Re: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)

What is the forum thought on a United / Avianca Brazil relationship? Is this a natural derivative if Delta prevails overall and the Brazilian regulators articulate their mandate? Considering United already has a large stake and partnership with Azul, fat chance. A 5% stake isn't exactly a huge stak...

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