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by airtrantpa
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD
Replies: 18
Views: 1772

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ. That's nothing. Check out February 1985! http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ85p1.html Man I wish I lived...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam TATL 2020?
Replies: 61
Views: 7538

Re: Skyteam TATL 2020?

I know it’s not sky team but with Delta’s share in VS I would love to see some VS TPA-MAN/GLA/EDI. But I highly doubt it with VS large MCO ops. One can dream can’t I?

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by airtrantpa
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 132
Views: 18281

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

HK was better off in British hands. I was there for the ceremony in 97. I will say the flight home on Cathay was one of the best I ever had. Shame how politics can ruin a really great airline. I haven’t been following all this has HKG been affected at all by this? Do you think that The Hong Kong avi...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10829

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

TPA! But I font think TPA can handle a whale. Airside F would be a cluster.

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by airtrantpa
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Raiders, Allegiant Agree On Naming Rights Deal For Las Vegas Stadium
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Report: G4, Raiders could striking Las Vegas stadium naming rights deal

Not only is LAS a major station for them, but they are headquartered in Las Vegas, and are quite active in the community (doing charity work, sponsoring events, etc.), so I think the deal actually makes quite a lot of sense. Allegiant seems to take a good deal of pride in Las Vegas as their home ci...

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by airtrantpa
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 6140

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Wednesday October 3rd.. VS653 ORD-LHR A346 Chicago Bears to LHR Is this a one-off, or is Virgin a sponsor of the London games? (just curious) VS has always flown NFL teams to London for the games staged there, usually on an A340. The Bears typically fly UA for road games. I’ve seen VS 744 “lady Pen...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United seating question
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: United seating question

It means the flight is possibly overbooked and you may not get a seat unless someone volunteers or there is a no show. At least that’s what it was at AirTran. Check in as early as possible for your flight

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9192

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

Didn’t song offer drink ordering on their IFE I can’t remember all to correctly. I loved flying them. VX never made it to TPA so I never got to fly on them. I wasn’t going to drive to MCO or MIA just to fly on them for the sake of flying them. I do regret it because VX was one of the few US carriers...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7656

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

This is political, but not directly "Trump good/Trump bad", rather : isn't the US supporting a Saudi/UAE embargo on Qatar ? Not at all. U.S quite opposes the situation and has called on it to end. Qatar quite important ally especially with it being the host nation of US military Central C...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Backlogs & production rates.
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Backlogs & production rates.

Some airlines have set schedules for when they want or need the aircraft, lus if it’s s new type they have to train the pilots and stuff. Just my guess

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14364

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Not to mention filthadelphia has a reputation of being a very rude city, (they booed Santa clause) they say it’s the city of brotherly love yet the second most violent city in the country, now before I get a crap ton of hate messages proving my point, I happen to like PHL it’s gorgeous there, and I ...

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by airtrantpa
Fri May 17, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19478

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Awesome, coke is way to syrupy it sticks to my teeth. I like a pop that won’t melt away battery acid. I was stoked that when I flew TZ to Hawaii they had Pepsi. I wish all carriers had Pepsi on their planes. However I usually just drink a ginger ale or a scotch on the plane.

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by airtrantpa
Thu May 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14947

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

They also announced DFW-AVL and IIRC AVL-LGA, AVL- ORD I could be wrong I remember seeing it on WLOS website. I Know DFW for sure.

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by airtrantpa
Fri May 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9419

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

I can add song (to a point as most of their flying was to leisure markets e.g TPA FLL MCO, LAS, LAS, RSW) kiwi international, air south, air Florida, hooters air, trans meridian, to the list.

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by airtrantpa
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362983

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

At least it doesn’t represent a misspelled “continental”plane. It’ll grow on me I’m sure

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by airtrantpa
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156687

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

Source?

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by airtrantpa
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 43
Views: 4604

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Airtran was a lcc and had hubs in ATL, BWI and MKE (To an extent, but did offer connections)

YX had huns in MKE and MCI if u want to consider midwest a LCC

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by airtrantpa
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5475

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

Is there any airline that isn't rumored to be merging with B6? The way things are going, B6 will merge with some combination of AS/NK/G4/F9/SY before the expanded B6 is bought out by DL, a fully-independent subsidiary of WN/AA, and the new mega-airline adopts a HP/NW/CO combined branding to put UA ...

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by airtrantpa
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one time London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 56
Views: 9191

Re: BrewDog launching one time London to Columbus flight.

And all this time i thought the best thing to do in ohio was pack your stuff and leave. (Used to live there) didnt know there were so many breweries
But then again if i still lived there id be getting drunk too....just not on craft beer or ......bud light

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by airtrantpa
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9013

Re: Unusual airline sightings

Hawaiian 763
JAL 787
NW 747
G4 MD82 (they fly to PIE)

All flew i to TPA when i worked there

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by airtrantpa
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "after hours" air service
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Re: "after hours" air service

Didn't we just have a topic on this a few days ago discussing flights departing at 0330 or something like this

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by airtrantpa
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5472

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

I believe LH FRA-TPA is still 340

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by airtrantpa
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 5520

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

a
RJLover wrote:
I had a pretty big movement there one day a few years ago, but it's not of the kind you're asking about...


Mustve eaten one of thise Chicago dogs in the food court

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 12022

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

I have never encountered a smelly passenger when flying. I’ve been on plenty, maybe your sense of smell isn’t as sensitive? Red flights from Hawaii and late departures from Mexican/Caribbean sun destinations tend to be the biggest offenders, with oodles of passengers who enjoyed the day in the sun ...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?

BlueJet!!!! Seriously though, something with a connection to blue in the name such as Aqua or whatever seeing as his two previous airline projects did. I was thing the same thing. Heres what i though Sky blue Aquair Blueplane Blujet Notgreenjet Anyways jk aside anything is better than moxy. To bad ...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 7266

Re: Gulf Coast Airports happenings (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, etc)

If memory serves, GPT had quite a few AirTran flights back in the day. How is service there now days? Yes we did. We had a flight 1901 TPA-GPT and 1902 GPT-TPA we dubbed it the wheel chair express. One flight i worked as gate agent the flight went out with 15 aisle chairs, 45 pax requested wheel ch...

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by airtrantpa
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service
Replies: 58
Views: 9108

Re: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service

chunhimlai wrote:
Will we see Shetland/Orkney to NYC service in the future?



That would be absolutely amazing. Those Isles are one of my fave places on the planet.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bermuda (BDA) Aviation Archive
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Bermuda (BDA) Aviation Archive

Md80 from STL! Is that accurate?

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by airtrantpa
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hooters Air (fleet)
Replies: 18
Views: 5397

Re: Hooters Air (fleet)

I didnt realize they had that many planes. I sure do miss seeibg them at PIE but they flew to such odd city pairs i didnt expect them to last

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by airtrantpa
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clipped Wings at STL
Replies: 15
Views: 2693

Re: Clipped Wings at STL

https://imgur.com/a/TlqCPj5

Hopefully there are 4 pics. I did not take them but my best friend did. Posted with permission
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https://imgur.com/a/TlqCPj5

Hopefully there are 4 pics. I did not take them but my best friend did. Posted with permission

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by airtrantpa
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clipped Wings at STL
Replies: 15
Views: 2693

Re: Clipped Wings at STL

I have pics. My best friend was FA on the plane. I just need to have some one show me how to upload them here

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by airtrantpa
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 16170

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

NYPECO wrote:
lovebird wrote:
Yes, their 767 was hit by Caribbean Airlines.

That's an unusual but effective way to get rid of competitors.



PMSL i needed that so true though.

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by airtrantpa
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 327
Views: 29580

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

^^ To compete head to head with G4 and most likely lose any business traffic they see from TPA? Doubtful. Didn't F9 try PIE before? I would love to see F9 try Caribbean/Central America routes from TPA. I think there is potential there. MCO is chocked full with NK/WN/B6 as is FLL. If F9 ever thinks ...

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by airtrantpa
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4849

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

I realize it was mentioned here in this thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1407421&hilit=ERI but some folks may have missed it because of the subject heading and it was formally announced today. Service starts May 3. No word yet on frequencies and flight times and wh...

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by airtrantpa
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New Special Livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2409

Re: JetBlue New Special Livery

NickolayAv wrote:
Looks amazing. Still waiting for a Bruins livery though.



Wtf is a bruin? All ive been told is it's a bunch of massholes who like hockey!

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by airtrantpa
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93311

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Looks smart professional modern and minimises the Erin go Bragh, top of the morning gibberish ... The regular, near constant use of the "Oirish" term is very telling. I'm assuming you are actually Irish with a username like that so tell me, what would you suggest a company representing Ir...

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by airtrantpa
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"
Replies: 42
Views: 6836

Re: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"

I was hoping for a bagpiper or something Scottish, but however the world instrument thing is pretty cool.

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by airtrantpa
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10551

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

Im so glad i can fly to my fave Place on the planet the festival city on .y fabe airline. Guess when i play the pipes in the tattoo next year i can utilize this flight woot woot

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by airtrantpa
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14745

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Deltabravo1123 wrote:
micstatic wrote:
Sharing rooms seems cheap and something the workers wouldn’t accept.


But they share hotel rooms......


wn crews do not they get there own rooms

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by airtrantpa
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 9147

Re: Lockheed 1649A going to TWA hotel at JFK

[photoid][/photoid] A Lockheed 1649A Super Constellation in Auburn Maine is being taken apart and trucked to the TWA Hotel in front of JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK airport.It is already painted in TWA paint.Once it gets there what are the plans for the 1649A.static display,used as a cocktial lounge o...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 19659

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

*UA AVL-EWR FEB 0.9>0.4[0.9] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] APR 1.0>0[1.1] MAY 1.0>0[1.0] *UA AVL-IAD FEB 0>1.1[0] MAR 0>2[0] APR 0>2[0] MAY 0>2[0] JUN 0>2[0] JUL 0>2[0] Wow, really surprised about this. CO/UA has flown AVL-EWR for almost 20 years, and it went mainline nearly 2 years ago. I'm guessing G4 will look...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 4027

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Mine was delta and song. Even though i worked for airtran in TPA. I used to get laughed at by my co workers because i was always talking about song and delta. I was fortunate that i got a station agreement to fly songs last flight out of TPA. Though DL ended our station agreement for non rev. My sup...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 7459

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

Is it my imagination or did Airtran try serving some smaller cities with CRJ-200's at one point? ZW and OO operated them for them, but they weren't really that small of cities In TPA we had the CRJ mostly intra-Florida flying. Didnt last that long. By the time we moved into airside A the crjs were ...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of facility is SBD?
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

Re: What type of facility is SBD?

KICT wrote:
It's an airport.



Best response ever!!! Made my day. I litterally just spit out my pop reading that

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by airtrantpa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 14469

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Jouhou wrote:
timpdx wrote:
Why would they give up on their biggest asset: minutes to the Strip? There isn't a large US airport closest to its biggest asset than LAS.


Um. BOS. It's actually in the city it serves.


How about SAN?

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by airtrantpa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Lake City to JFK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Re: JetBlue Lake City to JFK?

Was it a new plane? New airbus planes from mobile go there to have IFE installed. There is no scheduled service for BFE....er i mean lake city. (There aint nothing there but trees and banjos)

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by airtrantpa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Lake City to JFK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Re: JetBlue Lake City to JFK?

Was it a new plane? New airbus planes from mobile go there to have IFE installed. There is no scheduled service for BFE....er i mean lake city. (There aint nothing there but trees and banjos)

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by airtrantpa
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 12163

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

I was told many years ago by a member of the executive suite at JetBlue that TPA was their worst performing Florida city. Since then smaller cities like SRQ and DAB have come aboard so TPA may no longer be worst. But 2 daily JFK TPA in January does say a lot I was thinking the same thing. When FL w...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3221

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

Well i think u answered your own question with VIE being saturated with LCC service. OS flies to a lot of the major cities here, there probably isnt a lot of demand for 2 carriers to serve the route. Do we k ow what the Load factors are on the routes? Im guessing low 70% range. If its that low for o...

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by airtrantpa
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4869

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

I wonder how long G4 will keep the AVL-DEN route seems like such an odd city pair to me Just announced that it will be seasonally resumed early next year, in February. Must have done reasonably well. This is probably a result of a lot of people from the Northeast retiring to this region of NC who m...

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