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by ericm2031
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6504

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

TTailedTiger wrote:
Is it my imagination or did Airtran try serving some smaller cities with CRJ-200's at one point?


ZW and OO operated them for them, but they weren't really that small of cities

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by ericm2031
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11172

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1383689&p=20769273#p20769273 Here is some brief information on the new bank-structure for DEN on UA. Pretty massive changes for the morning flights, evenings look pretty similar to what is currently being operated, I hope more is planned. ...

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by ericm2031
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACV to DEN - on UA (Skywest)
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Re: ACV to DEN - on UA (Skywest)

I'm surprised the CR2 gets good performance out of ACV. For some reason I thought it would be a solid CR7/EM7 market SBA/SBP/STS/ACV all have ~6,000' runways and have CR2 service to DEN, so I wouldn't expect many problems. Might get a little weight restricted on the westbound if there's low ceiling...

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by ericm2031
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Tells Agents to Avoid Rebooking on Other Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 4432

Re: AA Tells Agents to Avoid Rebooking on Other Airlines

I don't think this is really new, the article states there just wasn't a written policy to agents before. Any airline would prefer to keep their passengers on their own airline, but sometimes it's unavoidable. Typically, when the reason for the delay is outside of the airline's control (WX/ATC) then...

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by ericm2031
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11172

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

Interesting to see so many United Express changes so far out, not sure if there’s much to read into that or not.

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by ericm2031
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16758

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

With DFW-BFL/SBA/MRY I think SBP would naturally be next. I’m kind of surprised MRY got it before SBP. Assuming these will be more Mesa CR9 routes.

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by ericm2031
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9313

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

I know AS has been very frustrated by the operational difficulties of it's large SFO base and has even gone as far as diverting and bussing passengers, just to keep the operation moving. But at the same time, they have said they are looking forward to taking over all of T2 once the new T1 gates are ...

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by ericm2031
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 34
Views: 6265

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

I would not be surprised to see US-HAV shrink to HAV-MIA/FLL/TPA, and maybe JFK or EWR, plus one other legacy hub (ATL?). And probably Houston too. UA has seen success there and increased frequency since initial launch. I'm kind of surprised AA hasn't tried DFW with the endless connecting opportuni...

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by ericm2031
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2018: Airlines ranked by Profit and ASM/K growth y/y
Replies: 16
Views: 3029

Re: Q2 2018: Airlines ranked by Profit and ASM/K growth y/y

Do you have figures for Easyjet? No data for Easyjet unfortunately although you can probably find some here: http://corporate.easyjet.com/~/media/Files/E/Easyjet/pdf/investors/results-centre/2018/easyjet-h1-2018-results-presentation-v3.pdf Although I did see they ranked in terms of ancillary revenu...

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by ericm2031
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4856

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Wall Street for the most part has backed off although they usually get 1 person per quarterly call to bring it up. They’ve calculated it would be about $1B in revenue, but are figuring they are getting that back in extra business by not charging...although that can’t be actually calculated. As long ...

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by ericm2031
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 3857

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

I wonder how well the new interline agreement with UA is doing.

All the recent new routes to PPT are probably helping (or will help) VT in general

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by ericm2031
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5405

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I'm not sure if there's confusion or not, but you ALWAYS have to clear TSA after customs if you are connecting...otherwise you'd have a huge breach of security.

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by ericm2031
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5405

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I personally love DEN. Although the concourses are long (and getting longer), you can definitely move quickly and even between EVERY airline, it's very easy.

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by ericm2031
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 38
Views: 3972

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

I’ve also noticed in the past few months on UA 737s my texting via iMessage works, I also wonder if that’s some kind of test. It doesn’t work on the Airbus. I’ve had that sporadically happening on UA for years, especially on thwhen 737’s. Also, recently, my phone received a phone call over WiFi on ...

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by ericm2031
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16284

Re: American A333s

gatibosgru wrote:
I thought the 200s were on their way out, but I may be wrong. The 300s make more sense to me in AAs fleet.


Only having 9 isn't economical with the size of their fleet. The 200's got PE, so those don't look to be going anywhere...although only having 15 isn't very economical either.

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by ericm2031
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

In regards to the SNA slots the suggested allotment of seats according to the airport commission meeting can be found at the following link https://www.ocair.com/commissions/ocairportcommission/archive/2018/2018-09-05/item2.pdf The interesting part is that WN, DL and AS all requested more seats tha...

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by ericm2031
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 11473

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

UA has a travel waiver for 9/10-9/16 for these stations.

GSP/CAE/MYR/CHS/ILM/FAY/RDU/CLT/GSO/AVL/ROA/ORF/RIC/CHO/SHD/SAV

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by ericm2031
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 90
Views: 14139

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Cointrin330 wrote:
Anyone know if UA will resume EWR-OPO for S'19?


Yes, as part of their SFO-AMS, EWR-NAP/PRG announcement they confirmed EWR-OPO/KEF/ATH/VCE will all return.

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by ericm2031
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

RDD has been wanting LAX for awhile and felt left out when ACV got it. I’m sure they’re pleased now. RDD has slowly been building up the past couple years.

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by ericm2031
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3878

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

Hopefully this can make it.

LAX-PIT only has WN and NK and SFO-PIT only has UA

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by ericm2031
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s PAH-CGI Route a First Foray Into P2P?
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: UA’s PAH-CGI Route a First Foray Into P2P?

They are just changing where some of these routes make stops. UIN-ORD will become entirely non-stop instead of using CGI as a stopover. PAH-ORD will have CGI as a stopover instead on one of the trips. UA/OO is not counting on traffic between these secondary cities. They are just routing planes diffe...

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by ericm2031
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10686

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

Is that WN service from PIT/IND/MDW/BWI and MKE to RSW correct? to jump from under daily or around daily to 4-6 daily seems very odd unless WN has some huge plan for this airport, which currently they aren't even that popular here. The less than daily stuff for March was due to the whole month not ...

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by ericm2031
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3498

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

I've flown more than my fair share of regional flights in the western U.S. (DEN, LAX, SFO, PDX, and many points in between) on AA, AS, DL, and UA. Yes, Horizon flies the Q400s up north, and everyone now has a smattering of E175s, but a lot of regional flights here in the west are on many of the CRJ...

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by ericm2031
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3498

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

SkyWest being so dominant in the West probably is a big reason. SFO and LAX for UA are exclusively OO which is probably a big reason. All the west coast hubs for the Big 3 are pretty limited in the number of regionals compared to the rest of the country

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by ericm2031
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2352

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

727200 wrote:
Not bad. What took them so long to implement?.


Probably didn't want to make the first move and get all the bad press related to it.

Also one of their reasons was to align with their JV partner AC who just raised their's as well

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by ericm2031
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue raising fees
Replies: 32
Views: 1925

Re: JetBlue raising fees

UA just announced internally that they will be matching B6's 1st and 2nd bag fees

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by ericm2031
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14867

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Some new intra-TX routes too...Sundays only for now...

DAL-PBI/HRL, HOU-LBB

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by ericm2031
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14839

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Internally the same is confirmed with EWR-OPO/ATH/KEF/VCE returning

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by ericm2031
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14867

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

F9 just announced they will be the only US-based airline to offer LAS-Mexico service. I'm not sure WN would announce it now, but I think it's definitely in WN's future plans.

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by ericm2031
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline, two new destinations for SBA
Replies: 60
Views: 7393

Re: New airline, two new destinations for SBA

OAK begins Oct 16 and LAS begins Oct 18. Timings seem a little odd

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by ericm2031
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8553

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

Come on United, you were getting much better at eliminating 50 seaters right after Jeff left and now with Kirby at the helm it's 50 seater love all over again. If the market could support a larger aircraft it would get one... They can and most of them do, but UA is short narrowbodies and has no mor...

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by ericm2031
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8553

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

Anything CA to Denver is pretty bad. Especially when you consider the wealthy demographics of some of these markets...especially STS, MRY, SBP, SBA, PSP

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by ericm2031
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline, two new destinations for SBA
Replies: 60
Views: 7393

Re: New airline, two new destinations for SBA

Possibilities: JetBlue, Southwest, Delta, Spirit, Allegiant...any others? Not much room - look for yourself......... Courtesy: Google Maps SBA Terminal Overhead https://www.google.com/maps/place/Santa+Barbara+Airport/@34.4249112,-119.8369629,297a,35y,90h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80e93f7e7d5bbf27:0...

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by ericm2031
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 570
Views: 50820

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I also think AS could start more service from OAK with e-jets: OAK-FAT/SBA/PSP etc. SJC would make more sense with the focus city there. Would probably capture a lot of existing traffic UA has going to SFO as those travelers are at the mercy of SFO ATC delays and UA commands a pretty high price on ...

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by ericm2031
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline, two new destinations for SBA
Replies: 60
Views: 7393

Re: New airline, two new destinations for SBA

Possibly Contour Airlines

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by ericm2031
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees
Replies: 44
Views: 2761

Re: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees

Wow, to raise a lot of your fees to more than the legacies is very risky, especially when the fares are equal

They also risk losing Florida traffic to WN. If these stick, which I'm not sure they will, I'm sure WN will go after them in their marketing

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by ericm2031
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13341

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

DL FA’s are watching domestic flying go to Connection carriers and international flying go to AF, KL, KE, VS, and other JV’s. They have no say over if or when the outsourcing of their jobs will stop — right now their only protection is contacts negotiated by unions representing other work groups th...

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by ericm2031
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

Re: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?

MSN doesn't have SEA service but the SFO service was added due to the tech industry on both ends.

EUG has daily service to LAX on AA.

And ICT doesn't have SFO service

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by ericm2031
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4061

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Facilities are so constrained at LAX and even SFO. I could maybe see PHX on F9 or WN coming at some point and maybe WN adding LAS to match F9.

How do numbers between PBI and JAX compare? AA tried LAX-PBI for awhile but that didn't work. Even TPA struggles to hold onto many west coast non-stops.

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by ericm2031
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts
Replies: 24
Views: 3360

Re: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts

Another post today is going over an interview where he says DL and Boeing are still great partners. There is still plenty of business for Boeing to grab in the future if they want. The A321/321NEO's pretty much cover the MD's getting retired. The A359/330NEO will replace some but nowhere near all of...

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by ericm2031
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13389

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

A huge part of Delta's revenue advantage is Fortress ATL. They have such a high % of flying in that one HUB UA and AA are much more spread out over numerous hubs with varying degrees of competition that Delta just does not see at ATL. Seems like I read a Forbes article that delta has a monopoly on ...

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by ericm2031
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13798

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

Quite a few adds for AA at LAX. Seems like lately they’ve been doing more cutting and right sizing, so it’s a nice change.

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by ericm2031
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2031

Re: West Coast Yields

If you’re referring to more recently... WN is huge and continues to fight to keep its West coast share. With the merger of AS/VX they are trying to combine the power of both names and both networks to make inroads into WN’a dominance. That has caused a fare war and a lot of capacity to be deployed. ...

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by ericm2031
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many more 738s for WN ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: How many more 738s for WN ?

Pretty amazing they're going to have 220 new 737-800's in about 6.5 years. All new builds too as far as I'm aware of.

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by ericm2031
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15478

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Surprised they're starting up with so much capacity

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by ericm2031
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA PHX only destinations
Replies: 21
Views: 2806

Re: AA PHX only destinations

dfwjim1 wrote:
Kind of surprised that AA has not taken another stab at BFL.


They have a $500k grant to help get it started

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by ericm2031
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: System Wide Outage on AA / no flights boarding
Replies: 20
Views: 6398

Re: System Wide Outage on AA / no flights boarding

SkyWest also had a systemwide outage this morning that really backed things up. Gates were packed at the SkyWest heavy hubs like SFO

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