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by Janj
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 12000

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

ShinyAndChrome wrote:
It's cute. B6 typically does special liveries well. For those with more knowledge of Puerto Rico, what's the significance of the kites on/near the tail?


Kite flying is a popular activity at El Morro in Old San Juan, so it's likely a reference to that. One kite looks like a Coqui as well.

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by Janj
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8553

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

The same folks who deign to do some simple research are the same ones lamenting about the aircraft (CR2). What a lot of folks on here seem to have “conveniently” forget is a little bit thing called 9/11. If it wasn’t for the CR2 and DoJet328 and J41s and EMB-120s (then 135s, etc...) most of your ci...

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by Janj
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8553

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

AC doesnt fly YYC-IAH and YVR-SAN with CRJ-200s. CRJ705s or CRJ900s. Delta flew to Puerto Rico on CR7s not CRJ2s They’re showing as CRJ-900 for me in October. Also I don’t see why you’re so adamant about only talking about the -200? You’ve replied to at least three people saying this, including me ...

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by Janj
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8553

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

AA and UA/CO flew GSO-DFW and GSO-IAH, respectively, although I can't remember the exact aircraft used. Now DFW is the only one operating and it's on an E175. Both are about a thousand miles long. Delta also flew from Atlanta to Aguadilla and Ponce in Puerto Rico, both using CRJs. Air Canada also ha...

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by Janj
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 hub number of gates?
Replies: 16
Views: 2199

Re: US3 hub number of gates?

Next year, they'll get four more in Concourse A . Why does AA have to wait until next year? The other airlines have moved to A North except for DL who is also getting more gates here. The article I linked says that Delta has half the A gates while the other half are renovated, and then they’ll take...

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by Janj
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 hub number of gates?
Replies: 16
Views: 2199

Re: US3 hub number of gates?

No way CLT has 87 gates. B and C and D are 40 gates. (I know the above numbers aren’t right, but that is the format I was seeking) B, C, and D at Charlotte are 47 gates (with one gated shared with Lufthansa). Including the American Eagle flights out of Concourse E, AA controls 87 gates and stands. ...

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by Janj
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6318

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

AA is nearly 90% connecting traffic traffic. It’d be ridiculous to believe DL is interested in CLT. I read an article recently saying CLT was 75% connecting traffic. I'm not sure if that was 75% just on AA or on all carriers; if that number was for all CLT airlines, AA has about 80% connecting traf...

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by Janj
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7053

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

I would like to see a comparison of the major airline hubs and how much tax is on fuel at each one. No sales tax on jet fuel in North Carolina at least, as of a couple years ago. The tax only applied to the fuel that was spent in North Carolina (so flights departing to the south immediately paid ba...

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by Janj
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will F9 or WN ever add CLT-LAS nonstop service?
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Will F9 or WN ever add CLT-LAS nonstop service?

Boof02671 wrote:
Didn’t WN once fly CKT-MCO then discontinue it?


Yep, AirTran used to operate MCO and Southwest ended it. JetBlue also operated FLL for some years then canceled it.

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by Janj
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why mainline AC at SJU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Why mainline AC at SJU?

ktarabay98 wrote:
Air Canada flights to SJU are always full with a loadfactor of at least 80%.


Interesting, that's higher than I expected. Just checked BTS, they still manage to have higher load factors than WestJet.

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by Janj
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why mainline AC at SJU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Why mainline AC at SJU?

Most of Air Canada's leisure destinations are operated by Rouge, so I was wondering why they have yet to shift SJU. San Juan isn't high-yielding, and has only ~14,000 passengers nonstop per year. Definitely not advocating for them to switch the flights, but I was curious as to why, especially now th...

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by Janj
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5317

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Of course, G4 serves PIE-GSO just across the bay, so it's not new service for the market. Right, don't know how I forgot that. For some reason I thought their other route was PGD, but they haven't operated that in a long time. I'd bet GSO's bleed is more to RDU than to CLT, at least for Florida, an...

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by Janj
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5317

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Great, a return to MCO and FLL -- two big unserved airports in already served markets. They were served by Frontier and Allegiant, respectively, though they dropped them a few years ago. Plus the connection opportunities on Spirit finally provide some LCC competition to lots of Caribbean/Latin Ameri...

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by Janj
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

Once IB went back into SJU, the writing was on the wall for UX. Yep, definitely. Air Europa only entered because Iberia left, and two carriers on SJU-MAD is too much. Also, Iberia's load factors were generally better than UX's, with a few exceptions in certain months. I don't know what yields were ...

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by Janj
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines One-Stop Flights Showing up as Non-Stop...?
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Spirit Airlines One-Stop Flights Showing up as Non-Stop...?

Good reason to book directly with them. So many complaints at NK come from people that book via 3rd party sites. Wouldn't NK have the power to pull their information from 3rd parties if they cared enough about the accuracy of information? I think they care more about the money than about the accuracy

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by Janj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8572

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

What about SJU also? What about SJU? The mainline hub needed the Eagle hub and the Eagle hub needed the mainline hub. Eagle is gone, and the mainline ops are down to the hubs, minus JFK. It's LCC territory, AA couldn't compete and has much less of a reason now that JetBlue and Seaborne have picked ...

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by Janj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to begin FLL-GCM
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: B6 to begin FLL-GCM

http://blueir.investproductions.com/inv ... -150054148

From JetBlue's IR site.
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FSDan wrote:
Source? It makes sense to me, but around here you need proof for a statement like this ;)


http://blueir.investproductions.com/inv ... -150054148

From JetBlue's IR site.

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by Janj
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3866

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

I think systems like Santo Domingo and San Juan do it well (although there are a lot of reasons why they wouldn't function any other way). The major airports (SJU, SDQ) have both international and domestic/Caribbean flights and the smaller airports (SIG, JBQ) have service to smaller airports. For th...

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by Janj
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6548

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

Love of tax breaks and/or fear. North Carolina did the same for AA. I'm not sure about what Georgia's bill would do, but NC had an incredibly small fuel sales tax -- airlines would only pay up to a certain value and even then, it was only for fuel used in NC airspace. AA could fuel up an entire A330...

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by Janj
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest ever start service to Ponce?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Could Southwest ever start service to Ponce?

Southwest at Ponce is certainly possible, but considering they have more important destinations unserved I doubt it'll come soon. Also they wouldn't cannibalize their SJU service, and MCO/FLL are really the only possible destinations -- each have several daily flights that could be moved to PSE or B...

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by Janj
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia to add frequencies to Puerto Rico
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Iberia to add frequencies to Puerto Rico

This is great news, and surprising too. Iberia's load factors are generally better than Air Europa, although they're still low (I don't know what LF Iberia needs on the route, it's just lower than most other carriers). Their LF has been improving since their return. I'd love to see someone (BA?) res...

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by Janj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 61
Views: 9360

Re: Southwest to Europe

Given they only recently started international flights and don't even serve Hawaii yet, probably not anytime soon.

Is it just me or are the posts in this thread all out of order?

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by Janj
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18642

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

RDU-SJU starts April 11, that's soon. I wonder if this means Allegiant won't be coming next winter season. They launched it as seasonal before canceling it. Allegiant has no competition on any of their other San Juan routes. Also Frontier's service is only twice weekly. Hopefully they'll increase it...

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by Janj
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 7209

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

cvgComair wrote:
However, be careful not to violate WP:NOTRAVEL by including detailed information about bus numbers, specific train services and the like.

Who cares? Why is having more information bad?

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by Janj
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP
Replies: 41
Views: 7434

Re: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP

I think IAD-SJU was served at some point - maybe when B6 was experimenting with its short-lived attempt at an IAD focus city. I don't believe so. AA did back during their SJU hub days but I can't recall JetBlue doing so. In their presentation to get the DCA-SJU slots they showed ticket prices befor...

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by Janj
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9274

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

US tried CLT-MAN a few summers ago and it didn’t work. Not sure it would do better as AA.

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by Janj
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS, DL, UA, WN, or F9 add nonstop service from CLT to destinations west of SLC?
Replies: 34
Views: 3036

Re: Will AS, DL, UA, WN, or F9 add nonstop service from CLT to destinations west of SLC?

CLT-PHX is hub to hub for American. I doubt Southwest would start that route (and there are definitely not 500,000 O&D passengers flying between Charlotte and Phoenix -- most of that is definitely connections). They don't even fly Charlotte-Florida, even though it has focus cities there and Amer...

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by Janj
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January
Replies: 71
Views: 10046

Re: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January

I was quite shocked with the announcement of their first international routes, named by Christian Melhus, NAA's CEO, namely "Cape Town, Cancún, Cartagena de Indias, Chicago, Copenhaguen, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Johannesburg, Kiev, Istambul, Stockholm, Málaga, Milan, Moscow, Oslo, Pu...

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by Janj
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro / PTIA changing names
Replies: 43
Views: 4478

Re: Greensboro / PTIA changing names

It sounds like a way to try to rebrand as "Raleigh/Charlotte International Airport" without actually doing so. Maybe it's part of an attempt by the PTAA to attract Spirit -- branding GSO like a Ryanair city in Europe? I hope they keep the old "Piedmont Triad International Airport"...

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by Janj
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 13041

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Greensboro, NC is actually only 1 hour away from RDU, which is served by Southwest Airlines, and Lexington, NC (which is in the southern portion of the Piedmont Triad between Winston-Salem and Charlotte) is within a hour and 15 minute drive from CLT, which is served by Southwest Airlines. Greenvill...

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by Janj
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seaborne Airlines stateside expansion?
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Seaborne Airlines stateside expansion?

A month ago, Seaborne tweeted out (and posted on Facebook) Looking to travel stateside? Stay tune for more details..... (https://twitter.com/FlySeaborne/status/927511881874538496) Seaborne already has various codeshare/interline agreements with US airlines so it doesn't make sense that they'd announ...

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by Janj
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJU operations post hurricane
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: SJU operations post hurricane

Midwestindy wrote:
Anyone know the status of the G4 flying to SJU?

RDU, PIT and CVG don't appear to be bookable anymore. Just SFB.

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