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by Janj
Sun May 31, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 9368

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

The move to Terminal 1 has been postponed until September for now.

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by Janj
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro (GSO) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 5028

Re: Greensboro (GSO) Aviation Thread - 2020

TWFlyGuy wrote:
Has WN served GSO? I assume after the merger and surprised they couldn't make it work if so.

No, AirTran did a long time ago but canceled way before the acquisition.

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by Janj
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 79838

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Allegiant already dropped SJU from RDU, as well as from CVG and PIT. They’re supposed to start mid-December for the season but never did, it just wasn’t loaded months ago. For the other two, I’ve heard there were other factors, but I haven’t heard anything about RDU. Frontier started SJU in April 20...

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by Janj
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16745

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

LightChop2Chop wrote:
is there really traffic on SJU-SDQ?

JetBlue is at 4x daily on E190s with no competition. At some point there were A320s on the route but they've cut back on some SJU flying (especially intra-Caribbean), so that might be related.

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by Janj
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 56167

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

With that being said, it does appear that SJU-CVG/PIT/RDU routes are not returning this winter. What I've heard is that they'll be loaded in mid-October. But the schedules for the other routes are already loaded and there are no SFB-RDU-SJU-SFB/opposite routings like there were last year, and it's ...

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by Janj
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: looking for old registrations of flights
Replies: 13
Views: 3058

Re: looking for old registrations of flights

Is there any way to search for Delta Connection (Comair) and US Airways Express (Chautauqua, Trans States, and Air Wisconsin) flights? I have some flights in 2011 but BTS doesn't even have these carriers available to search.

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by Janj
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor

Just curious, is there any impact to slots when there's a diversion like this?

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by Janj
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 6291

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

CLT-BOS already exists, so it would just be adding flights to the route. Honestly didn't expect it but I'm not surprised either. They are kind of weak in NC. Although I am surprised that they never restarted any CLT-Florida as they grew their Latin American connections at MCO and FLL. Maybe they don...

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by Janj
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AAs San Juan (SJU) Survived with more fuel efficient aircraft?
Replies: 23
Views: 4619

Re: Could AAs San Juan (SJU) Survived with more fuel efficient aircraft?

It isn't even much of a hub for B6. They serve a whopping three island markets from SJU with about a half-dozen daily flights. The flights to PUJ have to be operated to prop up loads on the SJU-mainland U.S. flying because the O&D has to be practically nil. JetBlue hasn't been the type of carri...

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by Janj
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 79838

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Wow! That’s truly a very thorough synopsis. Bravo. When I travel through RDu tomorrow, I’m gonna see if there are any Delta gates with A220 painted. I know it doesn’t mean they will be arriving any time soon, but it would be nice to know. :) A couple gates I've seen have them painted, they're label...

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by Janj
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7891

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like IAH is coming back on E170s beginning 4/5

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by Janj
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 80
Views: 8737

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

BTS doesn't have Air Wisconsin or Piedmont Airlines for some odd reason, is there any way to find registrations from these flights?

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by Janj
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 83
Views: 10365

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

The monopoly is the reason it is the largest airport in the world. You take that away and the airport will lose traffic to better placed alternatives. I mean who in their right mind want to fly for 2-3 hours extra just because Delta push all their traffic through ATL. If the monopoly goes away you ...

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by Janj
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 80
Views: 8737

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

BWIAirport wrote:
Still trying to figure out some itineraries from the early 2000s when I was only 5-10 years old. Would a CLT-SJU flight be included in domestic databases?

Yes, it’s domestic and I’ve searched for SJU flights many times with no issues.

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by Janj
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NW cut DTW-SEL?
Replies: 21
Views: 2455

Re: Why did NW cut DTW-SEL?

Southwest could open a hub in FNT because FNT does not have a hub and is in close proximity to Detroit. Also DTW is on the southern end of Detroit so FNT could be a hub for the people who live in the north. People who live in the north of Detroit fly. And sometimes they go to Chicago. And sometimes...

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by Janj
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4431

Re: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019

Boof02671 wrote:
Once again CLT to GRU was tried and failed.

It didn't necessarily fail, it was just moved (along with GIG) to Miami after the merger with AA. Now with Open Skies, maybe there's a chance of it coming back.

However, I think CLT-northern South America will probably come before deep SA.

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by Janj
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4246

Re: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes

Once the 767 is fully retired at AA, I can see the occasional rotation of a 772 from MIA in between long hauls but overall, the A321/738/78M will become the mainstay of what's left of AA's operation at SJU and specifically, on the MIA-SJU route. A330s will more likely be flying from PHL and CLT tha...

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by Janj
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7778

Re: lax yo Aruba

West Coast-Caribbean flights usually never work. For beaches and sun, Hawaii is much closer.

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by Janj
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 415
Views: 43931

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

All of this on a subsidized route with little to no connecting traffic that uses a 777 for the cargo as much as the passengers. Not bad . Remember they upgraded this flight in 2017 for a 777-2 from a 767. I thought the whole thing with the subsidy was that it was available but not necessarily being...

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by Janj
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?
Replies: 17
Views: 2363

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

Boof02671 wrote:
There is no CEO of American Airlines Mexico.

How did you all not pick up on this?


It didn't say CEO of "American Airlines Mexico," it said

general director of AA in Mexico

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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: 13583

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: 10578

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: 10578

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: 10578

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: 2625

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: 2625

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: 6974

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: 7522

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: 1468

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: 1198

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: 1198

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: 5677

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: 5677

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: 2367

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: 860

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: 9356

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: 883

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: 4208

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: 7071

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: 852

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: 1464

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: 9932

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: 19462

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: 7794

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: 7725

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: 9865

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: 3153

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: 10379

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: 4849

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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