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by oosnowrat
Sun May 17, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15516

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

At what point do we see the 50-seaters grounded permanently and those markets that can't sustain service on larger aircraft cut? Or are a certain number of RJs still viable to serve those markets because the price of fuel is so low? I think CR2s will still be useful. Most are paid for. Only thing c...

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by oosnowrat
Sun May 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11017

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

It appears DL is starting to do the cuts at smaller stations. I purchased a bunch of fire sale flights ATL-MSP-BJI (Bemidji) for the summer to go to my parents lake house - ultra small station with only 2 daily CR2 flights to MSP and no other carriers. Was surprised to see DL maintaining the 2 flig...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19129

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

I know the city of CYS (or state of Wyoming, or both) is subsidizing AA for this. Its probably exempt from the CARES act. I think RIW and SHR are in the same boat however UA* is staying in both for now with one-stops to DEN instead of nonstops. A real shame that CYS just opened a nice new terminal....

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by oosnowrat
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35786

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

3 50-seater a day could be replaced by 1 100-seater (like the A220-100) a day (the 3rd rotation customers will most likely be lost). Do you really see mainline carriers opening up a slug of stations in flyover country for one flight a day? Never said "opening stations", I said "conve...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35786

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

WayexTDI wrote:

3 50-seater a day could be replaced by 1 100-seater (like the A220-100) a day (the 3rd rotation customers will most likely be lost).


Do you really see mainline carriers opening up a slug of stations in flyover country for one flight a day?

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by oosnowrat
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14057

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Aptivaboy wrote:
if you're management, you cut everything else before you go after the employees.


What has WN not yet cut?

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by oosnowrat
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35786

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Mainline pilots would welcome the E175-E2 (and E1 for that matter) at the already negotiated and mutually agreed upon pay scales, which are less than other narrow-bodies. With the efficiencies of this plane, added seats to the scope-limited/slightly shorter 76 seat E1, it can hold what around 80-82...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17043

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

Also, as far as routes like COD-SLC, that’s at risk flying by OO as far as I can tell. I believe DEN-COD is EAS subsidized - as you pick through the report, it’s clear to see much of the at risk flying is being trimmed http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/article_e8488734-6ee5-11ea-8d90-23ad90afd667....

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 201
Views: 31646

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

bigb wrote:
kyrone wrote:
Have any of the non U.S. Airlines laid off any of their U.S. based staff yet?


Yes, Skywest and Commutair have officially laid pilots off.


Source? At OO the deadline to apply for voluntary time off was 3/24. I can't imagine folks would be laid off before they know how many volunteers there are.

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by oosnowrat
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12504

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

tcfc424 wrote:
Considering the 76+ fly more than 3-hour routes, that's hardly "regional" anymore.


Geography doesn't define the likes of SkyWest, Mesa, etc. anymore -- it's the aircraft size. "Regional" is more appropriate for Cape Air, Southern, Boutique, etc.

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by oosnowrat
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC
Replies: 41
Views: 7651

Re: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC

Four diversions to TWF and two to PIH so far.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 6575

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

The work on an RNP approach into SUN continues. The OO manager in TWF says the testing is going even better than expected. The plan for now is to keep the winter diversion infrastructure in place for one more season and see if it will still be needed. https://iflysun.com/2019/11/26/november-managers...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19039

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

The one thing with ZW is that they own all of their aircraft outright, not United - but there still isn't that much of a market for 50-seat lift. ZW doesn't have much of a future without somehow acquiring larger aircraft, but they might be able to take over the 550s if G7 can't perform. OO is spend...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19039

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

Any predictions on the future of UAX? Here’s mine: ExpressJet GoJet SkyWest Mesa CommutAir will merge with ExpressJet. Air Wisconsin will likely be TSA’d after their contract expires. Fate of Republic is up in the air, IMO. Could go either way. IIRC AA, DL and UA all have ownership interests in Rep...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12267

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

dc10lover wrote:
Olympia should have an Airport and Airline Service. It's a State Capitol. Many "State Capitol Airports" have a lot of service. Sacramento, California & Austin,Texas.


It's been tried. Big Sky served Olympia years ago. Service to Moses Lake and Spokane, IIRC.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13188

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

So far, it would appear they took what VX made and right sized all the routes it to make it more profitable. Expand modestly where AS already does well, and cutting markets that do not perform. This. If there is a "struggle" in SFO, it has been to make the VX operation financially sustain...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 32976

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

I really DO NOT understand you stuff with "broken clocks". Would you please elaborate? Une interprétation "possible" est qu'une horloge "figée" / en panne (à 10h10 par exemple) donnera toujours l'heure juste deux fois par jour... (à 10h10 le matin, et à 10h10 le soir p...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 6575

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

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This story has a little more detail about Concourse A. Nothing about wide-bodies or customs. :)

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by oosnowrat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 6575

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

IDA has (IMO surprisingly) become a second gateway to Yellowstone for many. It has impacted growth in and around Idaho Falls and I think has largely contributed to the increase in direct flights and some recent hotels being built there. I would agree with you that it would've made sense long ago if...

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by oosnowrat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 6575

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

I've always thought it is funny that PIH and IDA have separate airports, considering they are less than an hour from each other. Seems like it would have made more sense to have 1 airport halfway between each of them, like maybe in Blackfoot. I don't know if it would mean more service for the area,...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 6575

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

OK. So this isn't aviation related per se. But I've google mapped BOI and Boise, and there seems to be quite a few interesting places to visit. Never been to Idaho and would like to knock that off my "All 50 States" list. Only 7 to go. So to any BOI locals, is it worth my time, like 3-4 d...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 6575

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

Any new service you see coming to other airports around the state? TWF, PIH and IDA all applied for SCASD grants last fall. IDA wants a route to DFW; TWF and PIH are both looking for DEN service. I can't imagine all three would get grants, but one might. Having a UAX station in TWF would be most he...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 6575

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

Any new service you see coming to other airports around the state? TWF, PIH and IDA all applied for SCASD grants last fall. IDA wants a route to DFW; TWF and PIH are both looking for DEN service. I can't imagine all three would get grants, but one might. Having a UAX station in TWF would be most he...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 105
Views: 30295

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Flight attendant a couple days ago announced that DL is advising pax on affected hardstand flights to allow at least an hour between connecting flights.

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by oosnowrat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20334

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

From the internet: Flight benifits started after 30 days of employement. You can use them as much as you want when you are not working. Keep in mind you only get on the plane if there are opens seats and McGee people are at the very bottom of the standby list. That being said I got to go everywhere...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20334

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

For the sake of argument, let’s just call McGee Air Services an internal third party vendor rather than an external third party vendor. Regardless of who owns the vendor, the bigger POINT is that the McGee pay and benefits package is likely not commensurate with the pay and benefits package that AS...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45288

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Recently a vacancy bid came out for the pilots with a reduction of 20 Airbus captain positions between SFO and LAX. AAG management claims it’s not reflective of a fleet decision but to “optimize” staffing levels. Keeping in mind that the Airbus is already leaving there is zero chance the 319/320 st...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At-Risk flying for DL Focus Cities
Replies: 21
Views: 6371

Re: At-Risk flying for DL Focus Cities

Thanks for that. Yes, OO is the main "opportunity" as they have the relationship and are already doing at risk flying. Just wondering about the second point. Does at risk ever "up gauge" or "up grade" to where the Mainline controls it as regional flying? I am just not ...

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by oosnowrat
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122744

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Who was the poster talking about DL's "four corners" strategy awhile back? :-)

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by oosnowrat
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 105
Views: 30295

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

rrbsztk wrote:

The north concourse eventually may be expanded to add another 15 gates depending on demand."


At one point there was discussion about going ahead with the 15-gate expansion right away, rather than later. I don't know if a decision has been made.

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by oosnowrat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 15913

Re: DL explanation on checking carry on bags

Some DL flights are what they call "payload optimized." I'm not sure what that means exactly, other than the plane can go out with empty seats and leave standbys behind. Narrow- and wide-body planes. I was on a flight once that the gate agent said was payload optimized and as such, they co...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DGS Update?
Replies: 26
Views: 6148

Re: DGS Update?

BravoOne wrote:
I see what I think are DGS and retired DGS in the non rev listings. I know they fall behind Delta retired staff.


Yes, but so do active Delta Connection employees.

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by oosnowrat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW/ORD
Replies: 125
Views: 20771

Re: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW

DL it seems is finally giving up on SE Alaska. Didn’t they even drop to RJ’s last summer? DL/OO service to SE AK started with CR7s. JNU was upgauged to 738s, SIT and KTN to E75s. Sort of. JNU re-started as a summer seasonal 752, mostly as a middle finger to AS. Then it went to 738 in summer; the wi...

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by oosnowrat
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW/ORD
Replies: 125
Views: 20771

Re: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW

hiflyeras wrote:
DL it seems is finally giving up on SE Alaska. Didn’t they even drop to RJ’s last summer?


DL/OO service to SE AK started with CR7s. JNU was upgauged to 738s, SIT and KTN to E75s.

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by oosnowrat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 39889

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

I'm curious to know what this means for both DL and their chosen partners in terms of costs going forward. The partners are going to be regionalized and each given a big chunk of flying. Does this give Skywest an advantage the next time their contract comes up? To a lesser extent, the case could be...

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by oosnowrat
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 94
Views: 11435

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

Twin Falls, Idaho Applies for $900,000 grant to offer revenue guarantee and marketing program to initiate service to DEN on Skywest. Pocatello, Idaho Seeks $700,000 grant funding for marketing, revenue guarantees and fee waivers in order to initiate new air service to DEN by Skywest operated with 5...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 39889

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Moving Skywest to the West to improve operations makes little sense. They have at risk everywhere. Does this impact at risk? How much of OO's at-risk flying is for DL rather than UA, though? I'm guessing that since OO still has sizeable UA flying nationwide, whatever at-risk flying they do for DL (...

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by oosnowrat
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 94
Views: 11435

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

What is the timeframe for awarding these grants?

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by oosnowrat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17454

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

MIflyer12 wrote:
AlexBrewster03 wrote:
Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after.


What's wrong with DL 717s? Would you rather be on a SkyWest CR9?


I would, especially an Atmosphere CR9, but I'm a little biased.

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by oosnowrat
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7601

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

According to the link provided that five year timeline was with the North concourse not being fully built out as part of the initial build. SLC decided last year to fully build out that second concourse, giving 15 additional gates. It also appears the third concourse can be built, it's the fourth t...

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by oosnowrat
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7601

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

I think the hub will certainly grow. The airport advisory board has already said the redevelopment will meet the airport's needs for only five years after completion. According to the link provided that five year timeline was with the North concourse not being fully built out as part of the initial...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7601

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

I think the hub will certainly grow. The airport advisory board has already said the redevelopment will meet the airport's needs for only five years after completion. I don't get the impression that SLC competes with SEA. It seems more that DL looks at whole of SLC, LAX and SEA as a complimentary s...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7601

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

I think the hub will certainly grow. The airport advisory board has already said the redevelopment will meet the airport's needs for only five years after completion. I don't get the impression that SLC competes with SEA. It seems more that DL looks at whole of SLC, LAX and SEA as a complimentary sy...

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by oosnowrat
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 14545

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

The two markets on AN that are showing cut (ABQ-SVC and PHX-SVC) are probably not happening as these are EAS markets. AN is contracted to service these routes through 2020. Enilra's weekly OAG threads (thanks, as always for your hard work, Enilra!), sometimes show EAS routes dropped one week, then ...

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by oosnowrat
Tue May 28, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Boeing & Airbus Need More Competition?
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: Do Boeing & Airbus Need More Competition?

It's too bad the industry didn't embrace the C Series sooner. Bombardier was probably the last best shot at a competitor for A & B in the western world.

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by oosnowrat
Mon May 20, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 160
Views: 23038

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Well, United has a 50 seat weight limit for starters. One of the reasons that the CRJ550 is so limited in range for them. Secondly, economics. The only way a 50 seat large RJ makes sense is if it’s paid for. What weight limit? I know about the 86,000lb limit. United is otherwise limited to 90% of t...

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by oosnowrat
Sun May 19, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 45440

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

GatorClark wrote:

You're forgetting the "what would Pan Am look like today?", "Airbus vs. Boeing", "why aren't airlines buying more 747's/A380's" & more related to this one, "Why doesnt B6 buy F9/NK?"


And "What will replace the HA 717s?"

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by oosnowrat
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL ZIH MZT
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: DL ZIH MZT

BoeingGuy wrote:
Antoli0794 wrote:
Was searching up flight to either ZIH and MZT and nothing comes up. Could it be they haven’t load them yet or to far out?


To answer your question, I looked on the Internet in seconds, which you could have done.


+1

Right up there with questions like:

What airport is xxx?
What airline is xx?

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