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by AirFiero
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/5/2020:LongHaul Carnage;AA Cuts Intl 2021;AS Adds in RDM;DL Out MEX-MSP,DTW-SJU,JFK-KIN;CUN Loses Routes
Replies: 59
Views: 12960

Re: OAG Changes 7/5/2020:LongHaul Carnage;AA Cuts Intl 2021;AS Adds in RDM;DL Out MEX-MSP,DTW-SJU,JFK-KIN;CUN Loses Rout

Are you thinking Redmond, WA - Microsoft? RDM is Redmond, OR. It’s commuters who work in the Bay Area. Presumably AS is betting there will be even more of those people in the future. Prineville, OR is home to one of Facebook’s first and largest Datacenters. Apple also has a large datacenter in Prin...

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by AirFiero
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/5/2020:LongHaul Carnage;AA Cuts Intl 2021;AS Adds in RDM;DL Out MEX-MSP,DTW-SJU,JFK-KIN;CUN Loses Routes
Replies: 59
Views: 12960

Re: OAG Changes 7/5/2020:LongHaul Carnage;AA Cuts Intl 2021;AS Adds in RDM;DL Out MEX-MSP,DTW-SJU,JFK-KIN;CUN Loses Rout

AS LAX-RDM MAR 1.0>2[1.0] APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[1.0] AS RDM-SFO MAR 1.0>2[0.4] APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[0.9] **AS RDM-SJC MAR 0>1.0[0] APR 0>1.0[0] MAY 0>1.0[0] Three new flights is a lot of extra lift for an airport the size of RDM! Is there tech in RDM? Are you thinking Redmond, WA - Microsoft...

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by AirFiero
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/5/2020:LongHaul Carnage;AA Cuts Intl 2021;AS Adds in RDM;DL Out MEX-MSP,DTW-SJU,JFK-KIN;CUN Loses Routes
Replies: 59
Views: 12960

Re: OAG Changes 7/5/2020:LongHaul Carnage;AA Cuts Intl 2021;AS Adds in RDM;DL Out MEX-MSP,DTW-SJU,JFK-KIN;CUN Loses Rout

flyfresno wrote:
AS LAX-RDM MAR 1.0>2[1.0] APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[1.0]
AS RDM-SFO MAR 1.0>2[0.4] APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[0.9]
**AS RDM-SJC MAR 0>1.0[0] APR 0>1.0[0] MAY 0>1.0[0]

Three new flights is a lot of extra lift for an airport the size of RDM!


Is there tech in RDM?

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by AirFiero
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12182

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

BA cuts into August. Looks like it does not believe EU-US traffic would be back by then. In fact, UK is talking about US does not open travel to EU until November after the election. So it is safe to say more cuts for July/August is anticipated for EU-US traffic. I think airlines are still holding ...

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by AirFiero
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX
Replies: 64
Views: 13021

Re: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX

The lack of a cruise industry is I'm sure affecting also pax trafffic in and out of LAX, just as it's having an impact on SEA and other cruise gateways in the country. Those ginormous ships of today take a lot of people every week to fill and none of the people are flying to or from cruises right n...

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by AirFiero
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 347
Views: 39535

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

For the week of July 13, 2020 I am seeing WN at 216 weekly departures at MSY. Routes resuming Aug 11 - STL Sep 13 - MCI, LAX, SAT, SAN Nov 1 - RDU Still no BOS, CUN, IND, PIT, SMF, SJC Thanks for the update. Looks like all of our normal daily destinations will be back by September. Slowly but surel...

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by AirFiero
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x/day
Replies: 94
Views: 14833

Re: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x

Now that it is ok for tens of thousands of people to protest or riot in the streets, I think we will see air travel pick up a lot sooner than later.

Still need vodka to get through it, though. ;)

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by AirFiero
Sun May 10, 2020 5:06 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: 11150

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

Thanks as always enilria. But I might need to change my “coffee with enilria” to vodka.

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by AirFiero
Mon May 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?
Replies: 25
Views: 4391

Re: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?

More of what I’ve seen reported is that a lot more people have already been infected and either had very mild symptoms or none at all. I’d bet this will be over WAY sooner than later. The only thing that concerns me is that a more virulent strain will emerge. But if there’s a next time, we will be ...

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by AirFiero
Sun May 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?
Replies: 25
Views: 4391

Re: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?

In the worst case where there is no medication and no vaccine, the 1918 Spanish Flu can be used as a reference of what will happen eventually. By the 3rd winter season, most of the people in the world will have been infected and there will be some level of immunity among most people. It means that,...

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by AirFiero
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19623

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

Tag-o-rama + May is reduced to near statutory minimum under CARES


B6 is dropping all service to SJC. Isn’t there something in the CARES act that says you can’t take the money and drop cities? Is B6 not taking the money?

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by AirFiero
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15025

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

bhmdiversion wrote:
NWAESC wrote:
Sweet. Mother. Of. God.


What he said.


Yup. Welcome to the weekly Sunday obituary column. I don’t know how enilria does it. What a g**d*** funeral.

I don’t even bother to log onto this forum except Sunday morning now. Take care, all. See you next Sunday.

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by AirFiero
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25173

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

We may never see eye to eye on industry stuff. But I just want to say THANK YOU for always posting all this every week. Times like this your post helps me escape the day to day worries About this pandemic even if this is horrible news with all the industry cuts. Seconded. Thanks, Enilria, for all y...

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14861

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020

Look at the other routes. All cancelled for the entire filed schedule. Is HU dead? Only a couple were cut through OCT. Were the others seasonal to begin with? Look at it again... HU BOS-PVG MAY 0.6>0[0.5] JUN 0.6>0[0.6] HU CKG-JFK MAY 0.3>0[0.3] JUN 0.3>0[0.3] HU CKG-LAX MAY 0.3>0[0.3] JUN 0.3>0[0....

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14861

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020: APOCALYPSE

catdaddy63 wrote:
Thank you enilria for your usual hard work. Honestly, I thought the US domestic cuts would be deeper.


Same here. I’d be surprised if airlines fly much of what wasn’t cut, at least in April and maybe May.

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14861

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020

iflykpdx wrote:
Looks like HU PEK-SJC might be finished. Down to two intercontinental flights assuming NH and BA return.


Look at the other routes. All cancelled for the entire filed schedule. Is HU dead?

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1944
Views: 337477

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

1) There are a large group of people who are now unemployed or underemployed who would have spent money on discretionary travel but now need to retrench and spend their savings on rent, not just in the US - Canada's unemployment applications were the highest they've ever been this week; 2) Every co...

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1944
Views: 337477

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

There is either demand for products and services or there isn’t. Demand won’t suddenly dry up 100% Some habits and methods may change, but they said teleconferencing and the internet would kill business travel a long time ago. How’d that prediction work out? Changes tend to be evolutionary rather t...

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by AirFiero
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1944
Views: 337477

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I really don’t get why people (including the DL CEO) say this will cause a permanent 30% decline in air travel. Supposedly, DL was making money just a few weeks ago with that level of service. If the demand was there, why wouldn’t it rebound when the virus problems are over? 1) There are a large gr...

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by AirFiero
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?
Replies: 44
Views: 5764

Re: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?

VSMUT wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
Seat spacing wouldn’t matter much because air is a closed system, recirculating.


It isn't.


Huh? Pressurized aircraft don’t have recirculating air??

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by AirFiero
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?
Replies: 44
Views: 5764

Re: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?

Seat spacing wouldn’t matter much because air is a closed system, recirculating.

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by AirFiero
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1944
Views: 337477

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I really don’t get why people (including the DL CEO) say this will cause a permanent 30% decline in air travel. Supposedly, DL was making money just a few weeks ago with that level of service. If the demand was there, why wouldn’t it rebound when the virus problems are over?

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by AirFiero
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1944
Views: 337477

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Wow. I se it as the exact opposite. A short term scare/panic over a virus that isn’t Ebola or the thing that turns people into zombies like the Walking Dead. Air travel demand was strong and growing until a few weeks ago. Now the world is coming to an end? Jesus, people, has humanity become that cy...

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by AirFiero
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1944
Views: 337477

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

But, why wouldn't air traffic return to normal after the virus outbreak is over? In Europe most governments are pouring money into their economies to keep businesses 'alive' till they can reopen again after the crises. I'm sure the US economy will also get incentivises. Suppose that the vaccine wer...

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by AirFiero
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24324

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

Folks, this is an emotional situation. Please post on topic. It doesn't matter how strongly you want to advocate an off topic subject, if it isn't on topic, post elsewhere. Lightsaber Mr. Moderator, with all due respect, given that most aviation is shut down until who knows when we either need some...

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by AirFiero
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18865

Re: LAS airport closed

I'm curious - why did eclipse cause so much headache for ATC? Everyone flew into the path of totality, then turned and and flew home at the same time. I've never seen more VFR traffic advisories issued in a single session in my life. Not of it’s one in, one out. At most only 3 or 4 taxiing at a tim...

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by AirFiero
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24324

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

What about blimps filled with hydrogen. That seems safe.


Is that supposed to be a serious argument? :roll:

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by AirFiero
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 12525

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

I have not had a chance to check all schedules and all airlines yet to see all of the temporary changes. But it looks like FAT-ORD was suspended for April and May in United's latest Covid-19 adjustments. Try not to feel too bad. SJC-ORD was cut, along with lots of other domestic cuts. The truth is,...

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by AirFiero
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24324

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

Totally agreed. If we can reach the crystal ball and see corporate booking fully return by October, then that's one thing. But if after virus dies away, it takes another year for traffic demand to go back to 2019 level, it would be absolutely insane not to cut BOS and SEA. Even LAX, are all the car...

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by AirFiero
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24324

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

It's both, I think. There's an outstanding chance that, at least in the US, we'll be done with the present level of social distancing in 3 or 4 months, but that means that everyday life will be back closer to normal, not that the economy will be. I agree completely. But in the past several days, I'...

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24324

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

Actually, the big cuts seem to be happening *now*, but quietly. In other words the real cuts aren’t published. If I were to bet, I’d say the worst of this will be over in April, *maybe* May, then things will slowly get back to normal. It could take years before things get back to normal. Things are...

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24324

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

Can you maintain currency with sim time alone? Could they have pilots come in and do a few touch and gos in a sim and be good for the month? If the sim is landings certified, in many cases, yes, it can be used for landings credit. Landings currency is based on a 90 day window (not a month), as I re...

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24324

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

Elniria spoke too soon calling these cuts Armageddon. This is just the beginning. Actually, the big cuts seem to be happening *now*, but quietly. In other words the real cuts aren’t published. If I were to bet, I’d say the worst of this will be over in April, *maybe* May, then things will slowly ge...

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by AirFiero
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182696

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

32andBelow wrote:
smokeybandit wrote:
I have no doubt most will be exposed to coronavirus. But most have been exposed to the regular flu, too.

What’s your point? The corona virus is 20-30x more deadly.


I thought it was ten times, meaning 1% versus .1% for the normal flu? Not as bad as portrayed.

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by AirFiero
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 63
Views: 7597

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

Nothing more than free publicity and spin to boost "green image". Big electric powered planes are decades away, and battery technology needs more than a quantum leap to be a credible alternative both in terms of energy density and reliability. And good luck getting them certified with the...

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by AirFiero
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF
Replies: 66
Views: 12603

Re: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF

Back in mid-January when AS announced SEA-MRY, I posted that I wondered if this would affect the MRY-SAN route; I think I may have my answer. With this upgrade in service to MRY, all of SAN's established intra-CA markets -- except SBP which is less than 2 months old -- will see a minimum of daily-d...

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF
Replies: 66
Views: 12603

Re: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF

AS HNL-SJC SEP 1.0>0.7[0.6] OCT 1.0>0.5[0.6] NOV 1.0>0.8[0.7] AS KOA-SJC SEP 1.0>0.6[0.4] OCT 1.0>0.5[0.5] NOV 1.0>0.6[0.7] AS LAX-OGG OCT 1.0>0.7[1.0] AS LIH-SJC OCT 1.0>0.7[0.5] AS OGG-PDX SEP 2>1.3[1.0] OCT 2>1.0[2] NOV 2>1.4[2] AS OGG-SJC OCT 1.0>0.7[1.0] And more cuts to Hawaii. WN entering th...

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF
Replies: 66
Views: 12603

Re: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF

This must be an error. They have done this several times. *AS ANC-DUT JUN 2>0[3] JUL 2>0[2] AUG 2>0[2] SEP 2>0[2] OCT 2>0[2] NOV 2>0[2] DEC 2>0[3] AS HNL-SJC SEP 1.0>0.7[0.6] OCT 1.0>0.5[0.6] NOV 1.0>0.8[0.7] AS KOA-SJC SEP 1.0>0.6[0.4] OCT 1.0>0.5[0.5] NOV 1.0>0.6[0.7] AS LAX-OGG OCT 1.0>0.7[1.0] ...

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by AirFiero
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF
Replies: 66
Views: 12603

Re: OAG Changes 3/1/2020:AA Moves IPT to CLT;DL Adds SEA-CMH/DFW;3M Adds CHS;Y4 Adds MLM-PDX/SEA/SMF

Right now the airlines have got to be doing a ton of war games scenarios around capacity plans for summer 2020. The challenge is that is takes months of lead time to develop the schedule and essentially fleet plans and crew scheduling were already set for what was supposed to be a record summer 202...

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by AirFiero
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16131

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

All numbers are in thousands Based on the BTS site, just for context DOMESTIC Passenger (thousands) for Dec2018-Nov2019 MDW-18,594 Operating base DEN - 18,152 Operating base LAS - 16,954 Operating base BWI - 16,447 Operating base DAL - 15,054 Operating base PHX - 15,009 Operating base HOU - 12,373 ...

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13241

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

I’m just hoping a full service carrier will decide to build SJC versus or as an alternative to driving to SFO. There are lots of people who drive to SFO but live, work or travel closer to SJC. Nothing against WN, I just prefer business class and reserved seating and so on. The Airport with the Lowe...

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16131

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

dc10lover wrote:
Unless SouthWest can make it Work, I don't want to see them using Banks.


Why not? Would it really kill WN to have a few banks of connections at a central location like DEN? They could connect most of not all of their US cities, plus some in Mexico, with only one stop.

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13636

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

I have a question...So with airlines like BA with Heathrow as their home and with this constraint of two runways how do they grow capacity? Do they purchase larger planes or? You don’t grow. And since the UK government has bought into the global warming disaster scenario, and the court ruled based ...

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13636

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Heathrow should ban all those who advocate against the third runway from flying from there. Then again, none of these greens should be flying from anywhere, they should use eco-friendly transport means like bicycles or paddle boats. More than that, if anyone - including those here on this forum - t...

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13241

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

I’m just hoping a full service carrier will decide to build SJC versus or as an alternative to driving to SFO. There are lots of people who drive to SFO but live, work or travel closer to SJC. Nothing against WN, I just prefer business class and reserved seating and so on. You already mostly have t...

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 65627

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Last time they tried this, it went very, very badly. Oh the unions are gonna love this. Yea. We can barely handle 40 min turns with how much crap we put on our aircraft. Only way we could perform 30 min turns at best is to have 4 man crews. Would the cost of running a 4 person crew be worth the cos...

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16131

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Interesting... and obviously this analysis is overly simplistic at best: Looking at the continental US east to west WN has 3 principle strongholds: 1. BWI - East Coast nearly midway up the cost.. 2. MDW - About 1/3 of the way across the country going east to west, seated slightly biased to the nort...

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16131

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

WN doesn’t time banks of flights or emphasize connections. What is the point of this huge build up at DEN? It can’t be O/D heavy, can it?

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by AirFiero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13241

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

I’m just hoping a full service carrier will decide to build SJC versus or as an alternative to driving to SFO. There are lots of people who drive to SFO but live, work or travel closer to SJC. Nothing against WN, I just prefer business class and reserved seating and so on.

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