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by ericm2031
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 132
Views: 18578

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I've enjoyed having the Contour at SBA, but man, my last trip to LAS. I had almost 4 hours of delays on 2 one-hour flights. Really hoping they do add SBA-SAN before too long. SBA-SAN is needed. But Contour’s reliability seems to be getting worse as they grow. They should fix their problems before t...

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by ericm2031
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15250

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

It all depends on how much the rumored empty weight reduction and MTOW really is. My opinion is the payload range curve needs expansion: 1. Empty weight reduction increase kg for kg payload at all ranges. 2. MTOW weight increase adds payload above 4500nm. 3. Thrust bump. Stretches always have poor ...

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by ericm2031
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13654

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

I’ve seen it happen may times where partner airlines have different rules, and they get to the US fine being unaccompanied but on the way back, the rules are different for that airline. Can’t really ban the child from going back home, so I probably wouldn’t have charged the UM fee but still would ha...

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by ericm2031
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13654

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

amcnd wrote:
I’ve noticed Delta puts wrist bands that scan on children’s wrists... wonder if lack ot technology played a part...


UA already is planning on adding scannable wristbands in the coming weeks. The training has already been completed by staff.

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by ericm2031
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:14 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: 14958

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

LF CEC-OAK SEP 0.8>1.3[1.0] NOV 0>0.9[1.0] FEB 0>0.6[1.0] LF LAS-PGA OCT 0.5>0.8[0] NOV 0>0.5[0.3] DEC 0>0.6[0.4] JAN 0>0.6[0.5] FEB 0>0.3[0.4] LF LAS-SBA OCT 0.5>1.0[0.3] NOV 0>1.0[0.7] DEC 0>1.0[0.6] JAN 0>1.0[0.7] FEB 0>0.6[0.7] LF LAS-SBP OCT 0>0.3[0] NOV 0>0.5[0] DEC 0>0.6[0] JAN 0>0.6[0] FEB ...

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by ericm2031
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14635

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

To me the most frustrating part is seeming to always take off on the runway on the opposite side of the airport from my terminal and then landing on the opposite side as well. Seems to be the case almost every time for me. I’m sure there are reasons certain planes are using certain runways, but the ...

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by ericm2031
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13217

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

*AA DFW-OAK DEC 1.0>0.1[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] And DFW-OAK has been all over the map ever since it started. IIRC, it quickly jumped to twice daily and ever since has been a seesaw of frequency adjustments. Seems like they could at least make an E175 work if mainline is to...

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by ericm2031
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13217

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

AA BFL-DFW JAN 1.0>1.8[0] FEB 1.0>2[0] MAR 1.0>2[0.9] *AA DFW-OAK DEC 1.0>0.1[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] Pretty quick increase for BFL-DFW, it started March 3rd around the same time as MRY/SBP-DFW. And DFW-OAK has been all over the map ever since it started. IIRC, it quickly ...

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by ericm2031
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

HPAEAA wrote:
II’m interested to see how AAL deals with the gap they have in their fleet between the 50 seater & 160 seat fleets.


Well they're still taking on used A319's (from F9) for the time being and UA is even more aggressive in that area taking on ones from U2 and CZ.

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by ericm2031
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits
Replies: 19
Views: 2920

Re: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits

Although this came out of left field, it actually makes a lot of sense considering the SQ connection. Will be interesting to see if there are more changes ahead...

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by ericm2031
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 134
Views: 16004

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

I live in Valley Glen right by the college, right under the confluence of BUR and VNY departures (if you were to draw concentric circles). I can honestly say that VNY departures are louder than BUR ones, but if it's cloudy, all the sound refracts anyway. It really got me mad the other week that Cit...

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by ericm2031
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9425

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

Thanks again enilria Is aa actively trying to kill lax sfo? 7x daily has to be the lowest they have had on that route ever. They've been converting it from entirely hourly regional shuttle to almost all mainline, but every 2-3 hours. Extremely competitive route and probably need those E175s elsewhe...

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by ericm2031
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9425

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

Thanks again enilria Is aa actively trying to kill lax sfo? 7x daily has to be the lowest they have had on that route ever. They've been converting it from entirely hourly regional shuttle to almost all mainline, but every 2-3 hours. Extremely competitive route and probably need those E175s elsewhere

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by ericm2031
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 27512

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I had been speculating whether the 6 new gates at SJC might have been built with one airline in mind, by request or with some kind of agreement. I assumed it might be AS, given that the sixth gate is ground boarding (no jetway) to be used for the Q400 or ERJ. Today I found my answer on the flysanjo...

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by ericm2031
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11497

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Seabear wrote:
Who packs a "priceless heirloom" in checked baggage? Oh, this specimen...


If you read the article, it was a carry-on that Delta made her check because there was no overhead bin space.

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by ericm2031
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6770

Re: AA Upgrades DFW-Key West to A319

wow - blows my mind that there are 4 more FC seats on a regional jet compared to mainline AA's 319. Which is why UA is moving their A319's to 12F and A320's to 16F. Provides little to no room for close-in bookings, paid/complimentary upgrades, IRROPs protection. This will match DL's configuration a...

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by ericm2031
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35181

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Although not good news, every new engine recently has and/or still is having issues...even ones in service. Not the end of the world, GE is good at what they do.

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by ericm2031
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11379

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

A couple thoughts: UA has still not added back another DEN. Anyone else find it strange that they have a huge hole in the middle of the day (only one departure between 10am and 4pm: a 2:35pm to LAX)? F9 extended the schedule again but has still not added a 4th flight. I think LAS will be the next r...

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by ericm2031
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41040

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

I find SJC to be an interesting story. AS has a focus operation there so here we go again - AS vs. DL in the Bay Area intensifies. And of course WN is also growing SJC big-time lately. Apparently SJC is adding 6 new gates currently so I will be watching to see how those are assigned (or utilized) b...

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by ericm2031
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:55 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: 8690

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

Delta is America's business airline. I don't see that route being useful at getting more control of business travelers. AND as you rightly point out, there's plenty of existing service from the area so the fares are not going to be great. I suspect they are holding the slots until they either figur...

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by ericm2031
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10197

Re: Delta A220 route additions

klm617 wrote:
I could see the doing CLD-ATL with this aircraft wealthy are good premium traffic.


I hope you're being sarcastic.

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by ericm2031
Fri May 31, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17466

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

I am kind of confused has delta added anything to AUS? Well they added the impressive new Sky Club, but not really new routes. The A220 might open up some opportunities and maybe someday they'd make AMS a regular flight. I believe they leased 1 of the new gates that recently opened, bringing their ...

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by ericm2031
Thu May 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 27512

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Nov 3 - Daily service between GSP-BWI
Nov 3 - Daily service resumes between AUS-CUN
Nov 9 - Saturday service between BOS-FLL
Nov 9 - Saturday service resumes between HOU-AUA, BNA/MKE/SAT/-CUN, BWI-LIR/SJO, DEN-BZE, MDW-SJD

Then the LGB adds mentioned in the link

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by ericm2031
Mon May 27, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53838

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

The 5 year timeline seems a little lengthy to receive these 8 aircraft. A great win for Boeing and a little surprise on the order mix (or lack thereof). Will be interesting to see what they replace the -300ER's with...although with the options being taken (and maybe existing ones), I'm thinking thes...

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by ericm2031
Fri May 17, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 132
Views: 18578

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I’ve noticed very high loads on the recent SMF-SBA-SMF flights. Lots of sold out dates according to their website. And those are at times that don’t allow a day trip for business traveler. Prices at $200 each way seem the norm too

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by ericm2031
Wed May 15, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13714

Re: WN announces service to ITO

-Service to the mainland won't be happening for a long time if at all, and it will be definitely towards the biggest station on the West Coast OAK. Frankly I'm surprised UA hasn't eliminated LAX-ITO yet. ITO flights even interisland will be one of the first to go if WN ever needs to tighten its bel...

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by ericm2031
Mon May 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8543

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Maybe figure out how to get a nextgen E175 within scope, more composites I’m guessing is the only way

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by ericm2031
Sun May 12, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Updates?
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Frontier Airlines Updates?

PAE is maxed out with what AS and UA are currently offering as AS took the slots that WN would have used and there's only 2 gates.

And yes they have planes on order, over 150 320/321NEO's but I believe they are slowing those down and the 319CEO's are going to AA.

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by ericm2031
Thu May 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14856

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

RAP has been on a tear lately with SFO LAX and now PHX adds

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by ericm2031
Thu May 09, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5784

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's.. Newer planes don't necessarily mean a better product...and in a lot of cases (especially with AA), it i...

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by ericm2031
Thu May 09, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8780

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

Is there an official count on future 787 options/purchase rights that UA holds? They keep placing incremental orders, and I'm sure can get almost whatever they want whenever they want, but was wondering if anything was public. They probably have some of the most experience with the 787-8, and have d...

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by ericm2031
Thu May 09, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8780

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

They're retrofitting them with new Premium Plus and additional Polaris seats, so I don't think they're going anywhere for awhile. They also just picked up some from HA. This should hold them over until the 797 is available if they go that route.

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by ericm2031
Tue May 07, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet drops 8 routes, focus more on South America
Replies: 11
Views: 3014

Re: Interjet drops 8 routes, focus more on South America

AS also announced it will be cutting SNA-SJD/PVR, so some noticeable cuts in the SoCal-Mex market. Should help out the existing carriers improve their yields. I'm not sure many Californians even know who Interjet is, so the leisure markets are going to be hard for them...better off letting AA fly it...

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by ericm2031
Tue May 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6485

Re: California Pacific for sale

Seems like this and Contour could merge and create a nice niche airline

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by ericm2031
Thu May 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6001

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

I believe they have already given up gates that they were not utilizing so the plan is not to expand significantly more...BNA on the other hand is where they are expanding

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by ericm2031
Wed May 01, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4224

Re: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery

Noooooo that was my 2nd favorite Alaska livery the 1st being N318as (Disneyland livery) hopefully they don’t paint that next.Im hoping they’ll put N570as on the A321 or something.I also hope the put the vets on the A321 as well They're coming out with 3 new Disneyland liveries, not sure if they'll ...

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by ericm2031
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3306

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

Blueknows wrote:
They just want access to the new routes in Hawaii.


Why would SkyWest need access to Hawaii flights?

This is so they can accept pilot transfers from Southern and Southern can offer this as an incentive to new hires.

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by ericm2031
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4224

Re: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery

Noooooo that was my 2nd favorite Alaska livery the 1st being N318as (Disneyland livery) hopefully they don’t paint that next.Im hoping they’ll put N570as on the A321 or something.I also hope the put the vets on the A321 as well They're coming out with 3 new Disneyland liveries, not sure if they'll ...

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by ericm2031
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where do each of the US3 have airport lounges?
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: Where do each of the US3 have airport lounges?

I'm kind of surprised AA isn't opening a lounge in the new terminal at MSY, especially with the BA flight being there...and I'm kind of shocked AA doesn't fly to NY from MSY.

And with all the growth at BNA, I wonder if UA would ever open up a club there...

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by ericm2031
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 33
Views: 25712

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

I think more LAS service and maybe PHX are more likely adds before LAX/SFO. There’s not a whole lot of demand from CA and AA/UA have connected most of CA to DEN/DFW

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by ericm2031
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7602

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

You also have a pretty public contract battle at Envoy happening. 3 years of trying to come up with a contract, just to have it overwhelmingly rejected.

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by ericm2031
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5243

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

The west coast is a bloodbath and nobody is blinking yet, which nearly 100% of their routes originate from there. One saving grace is that the ULCC's don't really have a huge presence in CA/OR/WA...yet. CA is just one piece of the West Coast market - but it's by far the biggest piece. Maybe you don...

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by ericm2031
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5243

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

Weak transcon fares were a big downer this quarter. Management is hoping lie-flats aren't demanded of the customer as it will take awhile to get to that point. The part that stood out to me is that they are implying that it is more beneficial to please their loyal customers into 'possibly' getting u...

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by ericm2031
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 82
Views: 12110

Re: United MCO hub?

UA857 wrote:
Could UA reinstate MCO for their Southeast hub?


Not with the huge B6/WN/NK/F9 ops there

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by ericm2031
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15196

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

I marked the routes that appear to have complete suspensions. They recently said that in this route of cuts they focused on poorer performance rather than MAX planned routes, by swapping aircraft around. That tells us that point to point Mexico and leisure transcon are poor. Not surprising. I think...

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by ericm2031
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9364

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

Planned delivery was June with July being the first commercial flights, Q2 runs through end of June. Alaska only planned 2% capacity growth for this year, so they can probably absorb that with current planes...might just make retrofits harder on the system to take out of service.

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by ericm2031
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Mesa CRJ-900's repainted in Mesa colors
Replies: 8
Views: 2843

Re: Two Mesa CRJ-900's repainted in Mesa colors

Oh boy.... I really hope it doesn’t have anything to do with their current logo that looks like it was done as a photoshop rush job. Does this have any implications about the future use of these frames? Maybe they can be used to sub for UA E175s going forward? UA doesn't have any partners flying th...

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by ericm2031
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?
Replies: 32
Views: 6219

Re: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?

LGW’s leisure crowd is more concerned about price than a new plane. And a new plane doesn’t necessarily mean a better product/experience, and in a lot of cases, is the exact opposite.

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