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by axiom
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why United should establish a new TPA hub (or at least a focus city)
Replies: 64
Views: 7504

Re: Why United should establish a new TPA hub (or at least a focus city)

They are? You sure about that? That’s certainly not what the data shows... Yep - I'm sure. And the data backs it up. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Le4s9NpzkTs/X1m3yFN96EI/AAAAAAABd54/20L7GmnOw4ci6JjiFTVoUmkfYg4c3gBcQCNcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Housing%2Bcosts%2Bvs%2Bmigration%2Bchart.JPG No the data does not bac...

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by axiom
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32322

Re: Updated: LH to restructucture SN

People really should look at a map of Africa. You wouldn’t say JFK is an effective place to transfer TYO-SFO pax.

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by axiom
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183324

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone else get the logic in excluding the U.K.? Any European can just fly into open borders U.K. and jump on a flight to the US?? Um no. Customs will have the data on where the passenger originated from. Uhm there are no passport checks in Europe - so how would customs know where someone trav...

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by axiom
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MSYSFO
Replies: 104
Views: 18443

Re: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MS

enilria wrote:
avi8 wrote:
What? AA just drops twice daily PHX-TPA?

I agree, that seemed odd to go from 2 to 0. I would bet that drop is not COVID related.


How do you reckon? It’s a long flight (chewing up a decent amount of metal) but not exactly a thin route. And AA is a big player in TPA. A surprise to be sure.

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by axiom
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12708

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

^add also to that EWR-TPA 777, which is showing up for late March into April.

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by axiom
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the US Carriers doing with all of their excess wide body metal
Replies: 14
Views: 3031

Re: What are the US Carriers doing with all of their excess wide body metal

UA has also placed the 772 on EWR-TPA daily beginning in March.

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by axiom
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149724

Re: DY about to go bust?

Seriously is this the posters version of starting a fire? LOL people on a.net are just dying for Norweigan to go under. it's kind of sad its so many years of these, Norweigan going under posts and people swearing in 2014 they couldn't make it till the end of the year etc etc. Have you seen the majo...

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by axiom
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2020

And UA flying the 772 on EWR-TPA this spring is a nice surprise.

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by axiom
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?

The MCO region just isn’t big enough yet for these two airports to complement each other the way that FLL/MIA do. The only other exception in FL is perhaps TPA/SRQ, which are overlapping regions. (And yet, the more apt comparison, in TPA/PIE, offers a history of airlines trying to serve both, and ul...

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by axiom
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138978

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Like many others, I had to double-check to be sure it wasn't April Fool's, especially regarding SEA-BLR. I know it's been talked about a lot on a-net but have never seen any O&D numbers. My guess is they're banking on connections from AS, but that leads me to ... see The REAL QUESTION is what h...

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by axiom
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4514

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

https://twitter.com/flytpa/status/10199 ... 10021?s=21
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Here’s a cool series of pics of Concorde at TPA in 85. https://twitter.com/flytpa/status/10199 ... 10021?s=21

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by axiom
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3622

Re: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?

I believe a large reason why Air Canada deploys wide-bodies on the route is the MAX grounding, they're low on capacity right now. AC regularly deployed widebodies on the YYZ-SFO and YYZ-LAX routes (among multiple other transborder routes) long before the MAX grounding happened. I think that's got m...

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by axiom
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8374

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Coronado990 wrote:
Would SAN be after AUS on the graph if ATL wasn't on there twice?


Likely if departures were swapped for seats (then you would see more coastal markets over RJ-heavy interior biz markets)

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by axiom
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LBA new terminal plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: LBA new terminal plan

The existing terminal is already a dysfunctional mess. It’s overdue.

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by axiom
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 13732

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, RSW is part of South Florida. So is TPA, then. We all know South Florida is synonymous with the MIA region. TPA is Central Florida. Tell that to the University of South Florida. We could go around all day. Point is, RSW is by no measure in the same region as MIA/FLL/PBI, and that’s common sense.

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by axiom
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 13732

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Miami wrote:
Karlsands wrote:
Are we including RSW in this thread


Yes, RSW is part of South Florida.


So is TPA, then.

We all know South Florida is synonymous with the MIA region.

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by axiom
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19740

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

In 18 months, of these additions, only MIASLC and MIAMCO will remain, and MIAMCO will be down to 2X daily. I'm not optimistic but I'll take the over on that, thinking 2x TPA-MIA might survive. DL is certainly moving quickly to try for a return on its $2.25 Billion. These adds, the LATAM JFK termina...

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by axiom
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19740

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

In 18 months, of these additions, only MIASLC and MIAMCO will remain, and MIAMCO will be down to 2X daily. DL flew TPA-MIA a few years ago (Pre-VS JV) to feed their MIA-LHR flight using CRJs. That entire enterprise collapsed. Will be interesting to see if this context is substantially different eno...

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by axiom
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19740

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

AirWorthy99 wrote:
How are they really going to feed the MCO/TPA flights? Local traffic?


These routes (especially if FLL/PBI are included) see quite substantial O&D volume already. There is a lot of southbound traffic to capture, in theory.

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by axiom
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296622

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

And the 73 so called Canadians are in fact Iranian born naturalized Canadians living in Canada. "So called?" The difference between a born citizen and a naturalized citizen is the latter actually had to make an affirmative choice to belong. Yes, quite a problematic comment. They are Canad...

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by axiom
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 CES Charters / Equipment Upgauge Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 5003

Re: 2020 CES Charters / Equipment Upgrades Thread

DL also ran a 752 TPA-LAS

CES is always an impressive showing!

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by axiom
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 38041

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

Does anyone know the latest with the CL 343s? Are they still returning to mainline pilots or is it the status quo? Apologies for losing track.

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by axiom
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85455

Re: UA A321XLR routes

FlyHPN wrote:
axiom wrote:
You also find UA752s doing EWR-FLL/MCO turns daily - I would expect that to continue.

Utilization/availability will be a factor, but the MAX10 would seemingly be a better frame for that.



It’s about utilization. CO/UA have done it for over a decade.

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by axiom
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85455

Re: UA A321XLR routes

You also find UA752s doing EWR-FLL/MCO turns daily - I would expect that to continue.

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by axiom
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15406

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

Isn't a 777 kind of an overkill for a football team? I believe most soccer teams manage to fit in a narrowbody, why such a big bird for them? NFL Teams travel with 140-180 or so personnel, so it's not a small contingent. 53 active (and not so small) players, plus a few spares, coaches, medical/trai...

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by axiom
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7745

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

NYC is in the US. I don’t understand what you are saying, or why you are falling into an axe over this. The point is: Miami has a highly internationalized banking sector that is unique is size and position. There are many ways to measure the size of the financial sector, and I offered one example w...

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by axiom
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7745

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

It is absolutely 100% accurate. Brickell Avenue has the single largest concentration of international banks in the United States. Given Miami’s stability compared to Latin America, many major banks operate their Latin America operations out of Miami rather than elsewhere. Yup. MIA has the largest c...

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by axiom
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7745

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

Miami doesn't have finance? It's only the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S. And then it serves as the Latin America center of operations for a number of companies. And then it doesnt have media and entertainment? Uh......Spanish language programming. That and so much more.......

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by axiom
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7745

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

Miami doesn't have finance? It's only the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S. Not even remotely correct. Try again. It is absolutely 100% accurate. Brickell Avenue has the single largest concentration of international banks in the United States. Given Miami’s stability compared...

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by axiom
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8621

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

TPA has had a similar program for some time. The sky hasn’t fallen there.

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by axiom
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ
Replies: 43
Views: 7338

Re: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ

I thought DE served Florida, is there more potential for a leisure oriented carrier like DE to serve MSP or PIT instead of TPA, MCO or FLL? Interesting They’ve found a good niche in markets that are large enough to attract (often bi-directional) leisure demand but not big enough to lure LH. MCO/MIA...

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by axiom
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY
Replies: 83
Views: 9345

Re: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY

Also seeing seasonal LGA-TPA/RSW online. Were these announced?

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by axiom
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17792

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

https://news.tampaairport.com/tpa-sees- ... r-numbers/
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FY19 pax numbers are out, and the airport saw a new record - 22.16m pax. That’s a 5.5% increase over last year. International growth was particularly strong at over 19%.

https://news.tampaairport.com/tpa-sees- ... r-numbers/

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by axiom
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service
Replies: 46
Views: 9036

Re: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service

Regional jets are relatively rare at the big Florida airports. It’s a volume market.

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by axiom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30571

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

The only people offended by this are those who have no idea what they’re talking about. Ignorance is bliss — or, in this case, bluster.

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by axiom
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17792

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

What exactly do you expect a West Coast airline to add to an airport that can’t even support more than one daily flight to LAX? Huh? DL has flown a second daily for much of the year for several, several years. WN’s TPA-LAX/SAN flights have become seasonal with the MAX issues. They were new routes w...

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by axiom
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17792

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

Really the only connections that can be made are Alaska, so it's clear DL isn't going after connecting traffic but pure O&D. And as mentioned TPA has a very loyal DL FF base. In April of 2017, I flew from SEA - TPA on Alaska while sitting next to management from AS. It turns out that 5 members ...

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by axiom
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17792

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

https://news.delta.com/roll-boston-delt ... an-airport
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Good news for TPA: DL confirms AMS return (again), seasonal extension for 2020

https://news.delta.com/roll-boston-delt ... an-airport

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by axiom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 32845

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

Will Austin get all those route? I don't think so. But I would not be surprised by AMS, CDG or NRT in the slightest. China and Ireland seem unlikely IMO I mean tbh, that's not really saying much. I fly out of TPA frequently and Tampa is considerably smaller than AUS but even TPA already AMS and CDG...

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by axiom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 9594

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Why should air travelers have to pay for things not related to air travel? The tax is to offset the negative environmental impact of flying, in part by subsidizing technologies which also offset emissions. For a tax, the basis and application of funds is actually quite linear. I hope to see this po...

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by axiom
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 40
Views: 10340

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

Nobody in their right mind would fly from ANR to AMS for business, and there are direct fast trains to AMS airport.

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by axiom
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16122

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

TPA for a one-off could be great. LH would get a ton of promo out of it — TPA’s media team beats any other airport.

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by axiom
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 44544

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

OK, if we are looking at CityLine and UA as well, then yea I see it. If we exclude UA, IAH has to be added to the not-from-MUC list. Cityline is just regular Lufthansa for the customer and there's no reason to exclude those flights. And I forgot ATL as another destination from FRA. Right. I'm only ...

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by axiom
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB
Replies: 76
Views: 13488

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB

Thanks as always, e. re NK in MCO/Florida, I wouldn’t say that this is a major shift one way or the other. In TPA, you see two sub-daily routes shift to MCO, yet the overall trend is up 4-5 daily flights YoY, for example. The only story I see is the shift from sub-daily flights (a la AirTran) to a c...

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by axiom
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of hub airports being for-profit
Replies: 22
Views: 3656

Re: Effect of hub airports being for-profit

Indeed, not sure the private v public distinction is a useful one for evaluating airport performance. Those who have spent time in large UK airports, be it LHR T5’s glitzy shopping mall hell-hole or the true cattle cage that is MAN T1, could make a very compelling argument against private capital sk...

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by axiom
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?

I think most of the reasons have been covered. Contrary to a.net myth, FL can and is profitably served quite well by legacies. Offering more p2p capacity to Florida is a nice perk for loyal customers, and is very often utilization flying. In other cases, eg RDU-MCO/TPA which see multiple daily frequ...

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by axiom
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports
Replies: 17
Views: 4185

Re: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports

Really impressive for FLL, SAN, TPA among large hubs.

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by axiom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27012

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...

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by axiom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27012

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Bravo KLM! A great effort for us to use common sense in our lives and a subtle realistic assessment of Earths’ environment today. Your current promotion is a sound one and, if I may say - very Dutch. It’s just a good suggestion by KLM for us to remember to think of others on our planet. As for thos...

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by axiom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27012

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

This is corporate virtue signalling of the highest order. Today it's the myth of climate change, tomorrow it will be something else. This is a forum for factual discussion of events. Climate change is a scientific fact. Hyperbolic denialism is the new Flat Earthism. This may be corporate virtue sig...

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