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by Rookinla
Thu May 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 1157

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

OCF is interesting given the population growth around The Villages just to the south. Of course, i realize that MCO and its many nonstop flights is only about twice the driving distance to the south of The Vilalges. Not just The Villages but the Ocala metro area is growing exponentially. I understa...

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by Rookinla
Thu May 30, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 1157

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

DL served Naples and Marathon from ATL pre-recession. While every market is different, DL hasn't attempted anything to smaller Florida markets since then. Both of those flights took weight penalties, especially Marathon. That was a long and very thin CRJ route that never made sense to me at all. Th...

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by Rookinla
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7336

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

OCF - Ocala FL. No commercial service whatsoever but has one CBP officer on staff for Cargo and equine flights.

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by Rookinla
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to launch Ghana airline!
Replies: 35
Views: 6662

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to launch Ghana airline!

In addition, Air Cote d’Ivoire Is not ticketable in US GDS systems. For someone who books a few million dollars a year in West African travel, this is exciting. Accra is by far the strongest market that I Book and there are substantial challenges in booking travel within West Africa. As long as the ...

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by Rookinla
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 11469

Re: Rumours about Air France US expansion

I think that if DL’s new MCO-AMS proves successful we will see MCO-CDG either on DL or AF.

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by Rookinla
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12
Replies: 82
Views: 7119

Re: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12

Unless DL announces LGA DAB is now listed in the flight drop down menu on the sunwing.ca site. I’m going with this. Yes, but if you try to book, it lists flights to MCO with hotel options in Daytona Beach. Yes because it hasn’t been announced yet. Don’t look at the package vacation tab. Look at fli...

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by Rookinla
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12
Replies: 82
Views: 7119

Re: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/ ... ate=ampart
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DAB is now listed in the flight drop down menu on the sunwing.ca site. I’m going with this. And this was the article in question, but not yet announced.

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/ ... ate=ampart

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by Rookinla
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20511

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

tphuang wrote:
could be a general NK announcement given their refocus on leisure markets.


I don't think so. The release was carefully worded to include "service abroad". We will have to see what pans out but I don't believe that this is NK.

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by Rookinla
Sat May 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?

iadadd wrote:
AUS is a growth spot; wouldn't be surprised to see LH or AF/KLM soon. Additionally, TK to either SEA or DEN seems like sooner rather than later.


TK is planning to add both SEA and DEN. These are yet to be announced for a 2019 start.

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by Rookinla
Sat May 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?

Also remember that KL and AF are a part of the DL JV, so all routes to the US are done in coordination with each other. It's a matter of the right aircraft as to whose metal the flight is on. So IND-CDG and MCO-AMS are JV routes. I do suspect that we will see most of the routes on DL metal, at least...

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by Rookinla
Sat May 05, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?

DEN is absolutely on TK's radar. I've been told that it's a 2019 add. AF/KL? Sky Team hubs in SLC, MSP, ATL, DTW flow DEN traffic to AMS and CDG. The question is could they get a premium from DEN nonstop traffic that wouldn't hurt yields elsewhere in the system? My guess is no.

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by Rookinla
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 4398

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

Macon, Ga Contour flies MCN-BWI 1-2X daily and SY has chartered service to GPT. Considering how close MCN is to ATL it's a tough sell. This airport has had numerous chances and used to have mainline DL service and the support just isn't there. I think that MCN is still EAS and, if it is, that will ...

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by Rookinla
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville
Replies: 27
Views: 3304

Re: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville

I'm originally from Ocala and would like to see this as a fitting tribute. I signed the petition as well.

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by Rookinla
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 16358

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Found the same on UA from BOS-FLL. $2 difference which was pretty comical. And yet the poor schlubs who are required to use corporate travel booking systems like Concur will be forced to take that $1/$2 savings. That's not necessarily the case. Almost every company I book for will not allow the boo...

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by Rookinla
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida bought Air Sunshine in 1979
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: Air Florida bought Air Sunshine in 1979

Actually DL connection served ATL-MTH in 2007 and then 9K on RSW-MTH in 2008.

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by Rookinla
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?
Replies: 19
Views: 4449

Re: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?

Add Terre Haute, IN (HUF) to that list. Numerous airlines have tried it over the years. TWA used to fly it on their Transcon milk run of sorts.

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by Rookinla
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian [ferry flight?] into TPA
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: Hawaiian [ferry flight?] into TPA

Doesn't HA fly the Oakland Raiders? They are in town. :)

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by Rookinla
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has ECAIR collapsed
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Has ECAIR collapsed

NG263 wrote:
Wondered as well, no flights for the last 4 days...


They were never dependable anyway. There were instances where the plane simply never showed up to fly.

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by Rookinla
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?
Replies: 16
Views: 4206

Re: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?

It's a prestige route for OS so they can claim they fly to Iraq. There is zero demand for this route, they just mostly fly empty planes into Erbil for the prestige. Do you have any data to support that? LH and their group cancels routes if they are unprofitable. They wouldn't fly empty planes into ...

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by Rookinla
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airberlin announces DUS-MCO and TXL-SFO; will boost US flights
Replies: 48
Views: 6349

Re: Airberlin announces DUS-MCO and TXL-SFO; will boost US flights

MCO is actually a restart of an old route so I think they know what they are after. It will do well.

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by Rookinla
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Korean Air fly to Kathmandu (KTM)?
Replies: 20
Views: 4609

Re: Why does Korean Air fly to Kathmandu (KTM)?

In addition to the tourist traffic, there is a substantial amount of traffic generated from USAID and also non-profits that are not government funded. The fares are quite high and KE gets a nice chunk of this business thanks to the DL codeshare through ICN. It's not an odd route at all. More often t...

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by Rookinla
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?
Replies: 29
Views: 3404

Re: KLM at MCO? Would it be feasible?

@factsonly KL did operate AMS-MCO-MEX and return for a bit. I will find the flight schedule but it is true.

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by Rookinla
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-TPA - FINALLY!
Replies: 17
Views: 4711

Re: SFO-TPA - FINALLY!

These are smart adds from SFO to satisfy both O&D and Asian connections.

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by Rookinla
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB: New Service Incentive Program Approved
Replies: 44
Views: 5629

Re: DAB: New Service Incentive Program Approved

There is more demand for DAB-WAS (either DCA or IAD) than there is for BWI. When FL had service to BWI there were available onward connections throughout the northeast. That route wouldn't have survived on its own. When the subsidy ran out, FL left town. Unfortunately so did UA because they were unh...

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by Rookinla
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Airlines - On hold for 2+ hours and still no ETA
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

Re: Delta Airlines - On hold for 2+ hours and still no ETA

@aalaxfan Since US completed the AA merger the morale and customer service levels are in the toilet. Operationally they have many more delays and outright cancellations than DL. I work with both AA and DL on a daily basis. Let me say in a completely unbiased fashion that I would rather poke my eyes ...

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by Rookinla
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Airlines - On hold for 2+ hours and still no ETA
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

Re: Delta Airlines - On hold for 2+ hours and still no ETA

There were severe weather issues yesterday so I'm sure that they were flooded with calls. I understand that you wanted to upgrade but if you aren't traveling for a while just call back another day. People bash DL on this board and often unfairly. Are they perfect? No. They have things they can work ...

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by Rookinla
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB: New Service Incentive Program Approved
Replies: 44
Views: 5629

RE: DAB: New Service Incentive Program Approved

I completely agree that <acronym title="Daytona Beach - International (Regional) (DAB / KDAB), USA - Florida">DAB</acronym> is a great little airport. I'm all for using it when I can. I'm from Orlando with family in Daytona. It can be a pain to navigate traffic whereas Volusia travelers can get to <...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB: New Service Incentive Program Approved
Replies: 44
Views: 5629

RE: DAB: New Service Incentive Program Approved

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/klm617" class="quote" target="_blank">klm617</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> God forbid they r...

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by Rookinla
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB: New Service Incentive Program Approved
Replies: 44
Views: 5629

RE: DAB: New Service Incentive Program Approved

I truly wish <acronym title="Daytona Beach - International (Regional) (DAB / KDAB), USA - Florida">DAB</acronym> all the luck in the world in growing service levels at the airport. Looking at the reasonable options, they are few. I can understand why they would want the new and upgraded service, but...

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by Rookinla
Mon May 30, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition
Replies: 125
Views: 17970

RE: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition

Just like <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>-<acronym title="Fort Wayne - International (Baer Field) (FWA / KFWA), USA - Indiana">FWA</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> also announced <acronym title="Orlando - Intern...

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by Rookinla
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6+ Hour WN 737-700 Flight
Replies: 68
Views: 20886

RE: 6+ Hour WN 737-700 Flight

ADD-<acronym title="Madrid - Adolfo Suarez / Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> is currently being flown by <acronym title="Ethiopian Airlines">ET</acronym> as a tag-on from <acronym title="Cairo - International (CAI / HECA), Egypt">CAI</acronym>. So the routing is <acronym title="Addis Abab...

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by Rookinla
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai To Free Up Slots At DXB For EK
Replies: 15
Views: 6356

RE: Flydubai To Free Up Slots At DXB For EK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/migair54" class="quote" target="_blank">migair54</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I don't think the number is so big, and so...

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by Rookinla
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai To Free Up Slots At DXB For EK
Replies: 15
Views: 6356

RE: Flydubai To Free Up Slots At DXB For EK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>But do they? I've seen it claimed before, bu...

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by Rookinla
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Who Used The 747SP.
Replies: 57
Views: 10036

RE: Airlines Who Used The 747SP.

Iran Air
Syrian Arab Airlines

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by Rookinla
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-Cuba: Applications Start Tuesday
Replies: 88
Views: 12631

RE: U.S.-Cuba: Applications Start Tuesday

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bjorn14" class="quote" target="_blank">bjorn14</a> (<a href="#68" class="quote">Reply 68</a>):<br/><i>IIRC, <acronym title="New Orleans - Louis ...

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by Rookinla
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Launches EWR-Naples, FL
Replies: 17
Views: 3616

RE: Elite Airways Launches EWR-Naples, FL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/polot" class="quote" target="_blank">polot</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I don't see them launching Titusville when they ...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intl'l Flights At TPA
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

RE: Intl'l Flights At TPA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rutankrd" class="quote" target="_blank">rutankrd</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>Whilst Americans see Florida as primaril...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intl'l Flights At TPA
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

RE: Intl'l Flights At TPA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rutankrd" class="quote" target="_blank">rutankrd</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Lufthansa and Swiss subsidiary Edelweiss...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intl'l Flights At TPA
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

RE: Intl'l Flights At TPA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Tampa was once flown as an extension of <acr...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intl'l Flights At TPA
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

RE: Intl'l Flights At TPA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rajincajun01" class="quote" target="_blank">rajincajun01</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>You could be right. I thought I re...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intl'l Flights At TPA
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

RE: Intl'l Flights At TPA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/chrisp390" class="quote" target="_blank">chrisp390</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Last I was on the <acronym title="London...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intl'l Flights At TPA
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

RE: Intl'l Flights At TPA

Looking at the numbers, international traffic isn't faring as well as hoped. <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>'s arrival appears to have affected WK's <acronym title="Tampa - International (Drew Field Municipal / AAF) (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym>-<acronym title="Zurich ...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intl'l Flights At TPA
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

RE: Intl'l Flights At TPA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rajincajun01" class="quote" target="_blank">rajincajun01</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>No stats on <acronym title=...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Axing IAD-LIM?
Replies: 35
Views: 5051

RE: LAN Axing IAD-LIM?

IAD-<acronym title="San Salvador - El Salvador International (Comalapa / Cuscatlan) (SAL / MSLP), El Salvador">SAL</acronym> is a larger market than <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International Thurgood Marshall (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="San S...

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Axing IAD-LIM?
Replies: 35
Views: 5051

RE: LAN Axing IAD-LIM?

Northern Virginia has a sizable population of Peruvians as well. I'm not 100% sure whether the larger number is in NoVa or just across the Potomac in Maryland (although I do believe it is in NoVa) but either way it is in <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia"...

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by Rookinla
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Axing IAD-LIM?
Replies: 35
Views: 5051

RE: LAN Axing IAD-LIM?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kgaiflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">kgaiflyer</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>In the small print. For this fare -- "...

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by Rookinla
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Axing IAD-LIM?
Replies: 35
Views: 5051

RE: LAN Axing IAD-LIM?

It's bookable in Sabre, and cheap too! May 2-9 IAD-LIM $ 592.90.

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by Rookinla
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - LAX-LIR Loaded
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

RE: WN - LAX-LIR Loaded

I flew out of <acronym title="Liberia - Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Tomas Guardia) (LIR / MRLB), Costa Rica">LIR</acronym> yesterday. That little airport is maxed out. All four jetways were full and a Delta flight was boarding using jet stairs. The Customs facilities are often insufficient f...

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by Rookinla
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After SFO, AI Now Considering IAD
Replies: 19
Views: 6950

RE: After SFO, AI Now Considering IAD

This route clearly won't be under a <acronym title="Bearskin Airlines (Canada)">JV</acronym>. However, the only chance that this route has to succeed is if <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> codeshares. Foreign carriers are much more successful at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles...

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by Rookinla
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No AMS-MCO Route?
Replies: 51
Views: 7870

RE: Why No AMS-MCO Route?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/APP" class="quote" target="_blank">APP</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Aah I see. Sorry. Customs and Immigration was far ...

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