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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2911
Views: 351902

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The only thing that matters is ...are there customers willing to pay real $$ for enough aircraft to start the program? I still have my doubts. Who especially, are the launch customers? I'll set down my marker here, so I can be embarrassed by it later. This is my guess for NMA launch (both carriers ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the HiFly A380
Replies: 6
Views: 2322

Re: Norwegian and the WAMOS A380

paullam wrote:
The A380 is leased from HiFly, not Wamos :)


Corrected, thanks.

I suppose we need a good summary of which routes arebeing operated by leased fill in planes (so as to avoid)

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the HiFly A380
Replies: 6
Views: 2322

Norwegian and the HiFly A380

Notices they used recently used this ex Singapore bird on the JFK/LGW route. It left delayed every time likely due to gate issues. The plane is a far better sub in than the much criticized tired old leased 747s and 330s of Wamos. Wonder how often they plan on leasing out that bird in the future with...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to base three A320s at Nantes
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: EasyJet to base three A320s at Nantes

Cloest airport to Puy Du Fou, which continuing it's growth into one the biggest and best Theme Parks in the world. Within 10 years time, I could see a ULCC TATL give it a go.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 6158

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

They finally got around to extending their 2019 summer schedule from the smaller markets like Austin and Denver. CDG did make a summer comeback to DEN. Their fares early on are a good bit higher from the first of June into summer in those markets it seems. Getting those A320s producing by selling th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14646

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

You know, I had a huge surprise with WN over the weekend. They don't fly IND-STL??? Nope. To me its on of the STL route maps biggest gaps. IND, SLC, JAX, ORF and CLT. In my opinion. The STL airport director said in an interview a few months ago they want to add JAX (F9 has since added), SDF, and IN...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sphinx International Airport (SPX)
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Sphinx International Airport (SPX)

As of June the airport was open, but the terminal wasn't finished yet and the airport also had no airfield lights. I doubt any airline would contemplate service until the terminal is finished and lighting is in place - http://flightservicebureau.org/what-do-you-sphinx-about-this-new-airport/ Thanx ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14646

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

KLAS from KISP Lots of people have been saying LAS-ISP on here. Seems plausible considering some of the other way out there nonstops that WN has from LAS... I agree that WN could possibly bring back LAS-ISP nonstop service, and in addition, WN could also add LAS-CVG and LAS-MEM nonstop service. WN ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30561

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

MEM/LAX and MEM/SEA, one can drram can't they

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 5718

Re: United To Add Two More Banks at IAD (Could grow by 50%)

Will UA ever add IAD-MKE nonstop service? The lack of UA IAD-MKE nonstop service is one of the largest holes in the DC market since WN is currently the only airline to serve DC nonstop from MKE and since MKE is located in the largest U.S. metropolitan area that isn't currently served from IAD. UA w...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4435

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

Wonder how far over 200 it'll go once the expansion is done and WN adds new destinations.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6228

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

MEM is not CLT. Charlotte is a beautiful City with so much growth going on....they predict the City to be considered a "Major US City" within the next 3-5 years according to the local news here. Everywhere you look- building!!! Infrastructure is being developed to better serve the city an...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14512

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

Thanks for the update! UP starting a BOS-NAS route (already well-served by DL/B6) is bizarre. Could Atlantis or the new cable beach resorts be behind this? :) Always possible, but they would not want to subsidize a served market IMHO. Awww no more YYJ for UA?! Oh yeah, I forgot that one in the thre...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14512

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

DL BNA/CVG getting cut may be a response to WN's ATL service and Delta's bolstering their passenger numbers on that route. Cincy service is simply expendable when it comes to making sure ATL maintains feed levels. Doesn't bode well for Cincy. The 'southeast' is getting cut off from CVG. XNA, MEM, an...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 10856

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

AA just "connected the dots" with lots of Midwest cities this summer that previously only had service to ORD, DFW or CLT, so I don't see a ton of domestic expansion coming any time soon. However, there are some obvious holes that I think need to be filled domestically: PHL-SJC PHL-SMF PHL...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28127

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

This may be a big dark horse but I think MEM is a market that could possibly sustain a 1-3x weekly TATL service (Maybe Seasonal) on WW or FI with an A321NEO or 737MAX (If they have the legs), if not maybe a 752 with FI. There's a decent tourism market in MEM. I think WW would probably be better sui...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27068

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Companies as a whole should have stayed off facebook, even social media. The comments are ridiculous. Social Media and it's mob mentality is no win ever. I've seen an airport announce new service and half the comments are about something not related to the announcement but some bitching about someth...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27068

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

Gets popcorn, this discussion shall be fun! If what they are saying is true, Alaska Airlines has dropped the ball here. It's a PR disaster unless they turned it around and become the preferred airline for the alt-right and the anti-LGBTQI religious gang. They would need to fly point to point to lot...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

keesje wrote:
Image

What are we looking at? A CS500?

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This will be interesting imho, especially as the whole story is so full of emotion and I find it hard to guess the feeling in the US right now, not at Boeing and surely not within the current government. In the end the whole play was unnecessary even with the DL order BBD was weak and under constan...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24189

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

freakyrat wrote:
I'll go out on a limb and say Frontier.


There's that Republic order in limbo, although not attached to that order they could revisit it with Airbus in the drivers seat now.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 79
Views: 20523

Re: Bombardier Q1000

I continue to wonder how hard it would be the shrink the C-Series tech into a regional jet with a 2X2 tube with the same create comforts of the larger C-Series with the Geared Turbo Fans for the 70-80 seat market as a CRJ replacement. Could this new turbo prop be developed using the same tube as a n...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24189

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

WN would be a nice candidate. Filling in those smaller cities with CS versus 737 works better. I think 737 has gotten to big for some of their routes to smaller markets. I realize it's unlikely but they would be able to integrate this to off set the 737's. They could also be used to open up all of ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24189

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

In regards to JetBlue, if they want to go TATL, I would think they need to hit up a few ciites they may serviced in the past or new cities that coule help the feed. Let's take Boston/Memphis with a PDEW of a 100+ according to ANNA Aero. Nonstop service was stopped in 2012 with the Delta dehubbing. A...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

ytz wrote:
Aesma wrote:
I'm liking the CSeries more already ah ah !

Airbus stock went up 4.83% today.


Bombardier stock up 20%.


Wait till the new orders come in, and they will. I'm making a limited killing off of this like the time I bought Six Flags for 6 bucks when they exited bankruptcy after the 2008 crash.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So, as I wrote (too) late yesterday (this morning, in fact), fundamentally, BBD is paying for AIB to take the CSeries, BBD and the Quebec government save faces because the nominal headquarter and the current jobs stay where they are (meaning; no job losses before the next provincial and federal ele...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Personally I think hell will freeze over first before Boeing even get a sniff of a deal with BBD. It's just not going to happen :shakehead: Rgds Why not? The value of the C-Series Program just increased dramatically. If Boeing ups the Airbus deal by putting several billion USD on the table, it is i...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

But there may be deals which Airbus can now make more favourable with big airlines as a consequence of being able to offer the C-series Who knows? Hmm, something like „buy one A380, get one CS for free“ :lol: You joke, but I remember International Harvester dealerships giving away Scouts with purch...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Lots of smart people have given their opinion but nonetheless here's mine. ..................................... Loser: Embraer - Embraer must be super pissed that not only did the production costs of their biggest competitor get totally slashed overnight, but it also got taken over by one of the t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Here's a simple fact. The C Series program was worth about 2 to 2.5 Billion in US dollars. Boeing could have offered about that in cash to Bombardier to take on the C-Series for itself with the promise of keeping the Quebec line open for the CS100s and some CS300s while getting a lot of the investme...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The end of BBD's attempts to compete with Boeing and Airbus, but the events of the last 5 years have shown that they weren't capable of doing this. And with the financial problems affecting the whole company (the rail business is under pressure too) the lack of financial security of its parent must...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Maybe JetBlue will now be more than kicking the tires of the C-Series. Yeah, Embraer has to be hitting the bottle tonite. Lots of assumptions but AB will help sell this plane and provide Bombardier needed cash to work on it's CRJs. I bet they can put a lot of what they learned on the C Series in a ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180997

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing had it's chance to buy the C-Series when it exposed an apparent gap in its line up. Instead they wanted to destroy it. Now, they will pay. I bought Bombardier at a buck. I'm happy. Watch the orders roll in now. The US gains more jobs in Alabama, keeps the supplier jobs and the anti dumping ta...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 6030

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

I would hope they hold off till the 797 was launched. They could they expand Hawaii nonstops from beyond the west coast into Texas, SLC, Denver, Chicago, Nashville, Baltimore. Use them on transcon and heavy load routes to reduce frequencies to free up additional slots especially at Love. Could they ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Hurricane Ophelia on Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Impact of Hurricane Ophelia on Ireland

It'll come in with the windows down blasting the Lumineers.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12683

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

They need to add Jackson Hole, no one wants to fly to SLC and then drive to Jackson.

I will watch how Frontier does with 3x weekly starting in May 2018.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about a "737-5 MAX"?
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

Re: How about a "737-5 MAX"?

The simple answer is to buy the C-Ceroes off of Bombardier and drop the the Max 7 as a CS500 comes on line. Develope the MOM and then a 737 replacement on the high end if the line.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97505

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Why would BBD not provide all requested information? Well it all depends on what information was requested. If information in regards to exactly what rivets were used in what portion of the aircraft (let's add up the price of all the rivets) might make sense right? Only problem is by giving such in...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Data at XNA via United Affiliate
Replies: 0
Views: 714

Bad Data at XNA via United Affiliate

https://talkbusiness.net/2017/10/xna-co ... ting-data/
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It is good news in a way, it bumps up enplanements all the way back to 2015

https://talkbusiness.net/2017/10/xna-co ... ting-data/

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 4398

Re: Memphis Air Service Discussion

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... -with.html

That's some work for just two years worth of use.
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Article with lots of pics of the A concourse redo to make way for Delta to join Southwest on that side while B concourse is redone.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... -with.html

That's some work for just two years worth of use.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 16070

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

I'll play, the recent ANNA Aero chart that was posted on several threads offer some insight. I'm Memphis-centric so naturally I say Memphis to to a couple of European cities on a seasonal basis. Why? Last year Memphis saw over 2 million international tourist, their average length of stay was 3 to 4 ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1838

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

Norwegian will defacto use WN for folks that are willing to self connect. I think that's why the went into Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Denver and Austin. Orlando benefits from lots of low fares. If they could fly into Love, I bet they'd already be there, same for Midway. Let's face it, the type of fo...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?
Replies: 23
Views: 1838

Re: Chances WN codeshares with DY in the future?

Norwegian will defacto use WN for folks that are willing to self connect. I think that's why the went into Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Denver and Austin. Orlando benefits from lots of low fares. If they could fly into Love, I bet they'd already be there, same for Midway. Let's face it, the type of fol...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 9678

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

There were two articles in the Cincinnati Business Journal that said that there was demand for Southwest flights from CVG to Southwest's destinations in California with a connection through MDW, even though Southwest does not currently serve any of its California destinations nonstop from CVG and e...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97505

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

The final assembly in Wichita is interesting considering 55% of the parts content of a CS100 is already US made. How does BBD currently ship the wings fom Belfast? Wichita is far away from sea ports and the either fly them in or by rail from a port. If Bombardier trugly thinks Delta is a spring boar...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 35026

Re: What's next for Spirit?

If CAK won't work why would they do XNA, a market of similar size? NK already serves BOS, no reason for MHT really. You comparing Akron to NWA? NWA one of top economic growth areas in the country that projects to nearing 1 million in population in 20 years from the current 525,000 to stagnated Akro...

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