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by braniff2hav
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110597

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

I was wrong. Congrats to AUS ! I really enjoy the service VS offers and seat product vs that which BA offers.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2164
Views: 527278

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

The First painted ITA frame is here. I feel they missed the opportunity to connect the brand and image to Italy. Should have stuck to the tri-color only. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHTR2bGXsAonybn?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHTR2bGXsAonybn?format=jpg&name=large All a...

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by braniff2hav
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays
Replies: 196
Views: 30971

Re: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays

Keep in mind that with all the miles people have with AAdvantage .. that business cabin on AA will be filled with 'trash revenue' ... So members will be able to at least upgrade US to DOH on AA flights. They would never be able to use those on QR ... well for the most part. I'm sure AA has it all fi...

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by braniff2hav
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia announces DFW and IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 6948

Re: Iberia announces DFW and IAD

Having just flown IB's Business Class product MAD-MIA ... there is not a worst product over the Atlantic. Never again. So, Dallas/Ft. Worth travelers will not be impressed in any way whatsoever. It's hard to say but American is a better choice if you have one. My experience takes in to account servi...

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by braniff2hav
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 45116

Re: AAnother Meltdown

It's a uniquely AA problem because 1/4th or a 1/3rd of AA's flights are from DFW (much higher % of their fleet touches DFW on a daily basis) and that's where the impact was. It's just a repeat of WN's problem a few weeks ago, weather impacting a major hub and a domino affect over the subsequent day...

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by braniff2hav
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA134 LAX-LHR diverting to Denver?
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

Re: AA134 LAX-LHR diverting to Denver?

Security. Evidently a pax went bonkers on a crew member …. humans scare me these days>

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by braniff2hav
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 767-300ER Flt 1172 Diverting
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Re: United 767-300ER Flt 1172 Diverting

Obviously something to due with aircraft maintenance. It does state: Possible cancel due to ATC Equipment... not sure if that is the aircraft OR more the ATC operation at DEN.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 320
Views: 34295

Re: Frontier to announce expansion at MIA

Several giants at MIA have been known to fall (BN,EA,PA)... and AA hasn't given much of an 'edge' to choose them really for the average traveler - domestically. They have started to specialize in a lack of service, style and they certainly do not care these days. Someone at AA better take a look at ...

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 51
Views: 23110

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

Sad. ‘Y’all wanted $9 fares.’

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by braniff2hav
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1849
Views: 364204

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Makes them still look lousy ... if it's even true. Anyone want to play airline BS bingo? :D I don’t know, but if I hear one more MX gate agent at MSY announce “flight xxx is now boarding for Arkansas”, I think I’m going to lose it lol. This one person in particular can’t even say Northwest Arkansas...

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by braniff2hav
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14852

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

Assault weapons ... hands from head to over face ... I'm just not sure I could have contained my chit.
I mean what has this world come to. Does this type stuff happen in other countries? I honestly don't know.

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by braniff2hav
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 573
Views: 84368

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Well they did it, LAX-SHV .... ARRIVED last evening and was full , returning virtually full. Good for G4 and SHV!

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by braniff2hav
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 18895

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

Really more why Denver. It’s not like there is much there that can’t be served over ORD/IAH/LAX/SFO. Dallas is a huge local market to the Subcontinent and a growing one to Africa. My sentiments exactly. DFW makes sense, DEN does not. Though I'd like to hear what the DEN community has to say about t...

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by braniff2hav
Mon May 24, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1849
Views: 364204

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I find it ironic that Breeze's IATA code is MX.
That is not good juju.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 340
Views: 47823

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

a lot more AA connections through MSY are offered at a competitive price than UA and you can even connect GLH-MSY-LHR starting in July. Love that. Anyone know off hand what the luggage restrictions are on this flight? (curious, but too lazy to look it up) https://www.boutiqueair.com/p/baggage Allow...

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by braniff2hav
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 340
Views: 47823

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

[quote="SunsetLimited"]WN is adding MSY-MIA in June, plus the daily STL returns, and I see more nonstops to AUS, HOU, IAH, and LAS. Might have missed some more. Good news all around![/quoteI Is there an announcement from WN on the MSY-MIA? I see a dates in June, but not into July. Schedule...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH
Replies: 113
Views: 17993

Re: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH

rjbesikof wrote:
Why was ATL chosen as the airport to receive the new ATH service rather than BOS?


Could be the 5,489,293 flights that DL has in/out of Atlanta, providing a supreme connection point onward to Athens.

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by braniff2hav
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH
Replies: 113
Views: 17993

Re: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH

You go to ATH, you go ATH, everybody goes to ATH! France and Greece will be big tourist spots this summer Interesting I guess the A333 has plenty of range from ATL. Is France open? I will say that I am in probably 10+ Facebook travel groups and EVERYONE is hopping on the Iceland / Greece train rece...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH
Replies: 113
Views: 17993

Re: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH

Greece was only this week was added to U.S. State Department "Do Not Travel" advisory list. Good luck trying to get travel insurance to cover your trip to Greece while the countries sits on the highest warning category. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/Inter...

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by braniff2hav
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: April’s fool: Airline edition
Replies: 69
Views: 9368

Re: April’s fool: Airline edition

https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/k ... 30.article



I thought you were referring to Dragon Air ... jeesszzzzz
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Devilfish wrote:
I thought it would be KA having cold feet and leaving Asiana at the altar..... :cry2:

https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/k ... 30.article



I thought you were referring to Dragon Air ... jeesszzzzz

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by braniff2hav
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 26796

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

Back in the mid-2000's .. PHX saw HA, HP and TZ flying to Hawaii. That TZ 757 was a hideous ride I can vouch. Ecck.

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by braniff2hav
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 28186

Re: AA large AUS expansion

AA did AUS -> HOU as an extension of its HOU - NYC flights some time back. I'm sure they have data on local traffic. But times and circumstances change. I doubt that AA is looking at that market to bring home a win .. the car or UA or WN will win that one. Why would AA fly aus-iah when it’s barely a...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
Replies: 48
Views: 8225

Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

Massive delays and service issues. I had nine pieces of luggage scheduled for pick up Monday 22Feb, they were picked up Wednesday in Park City and three pieces delivered yesterday and the rest are being delivered today. Total chit show. They were to arrive on Wednesday. Glad this didn't happen on th...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 573
Views: 84368

Re: Allegiant Air Route Expansion 2/9

I'm guessing LAX-SHV is a test run to see how well it performs since it only lasts from 7/2 to 8/16 M&F. Even for just a seasonal route that seems like a very short duration. I hope it does well as Allegiant seems to like SHV and I hope we can get some more routes from them here in addition to ...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 573
Views: 84368

Re: Allegiant Air Route Expansion 2/9

I’m in shock, LAx ~> SHV starts 7/2 !

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by braniff2hav
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1849
Views: 364204

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I find that livery to be about the most boring ever. Nothing about that says "I gotta fly on that plane" .. but most people (non-Elite) buy based on schedule and price anyway.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2164
Views: 527278

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

The new name will be Italia (ITA-ila!) of course!
Italia!

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by braniff2hav
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT - New Service Announcement
Replies: 135
Views: 17466

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Braniff is back!
They are doing SAT to MEX, ORD, MIA, MSY, MCO, LAX and PHX ...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vaccine Confident: Qantas to Resume International Flights in 3Q21
Replies: 44
Views: 7381

Re: Vaccine Confident: Qantas to Resume International Flights in 3Q21

Australia will most likely not open until Jan of 2022... sooooooo

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by braniff2hav
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2371
Views: 310771

Re: Alaska Announces LAX-AUS, SAN-JFK

Why does the world need seven airlines flying between LAX and Austin? Alaska now joins United, Delta, American, JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit on the route. I’m struggling to find any other route in the country that has seven airlines competing. From a consumer standpoint - why not? Choice and deman...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98733

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

IADFan wrote:
The wood paneling looks like a Griswold family station wagon.


It's the only wood grain I can approve of .... certainly better than AA's old plywood look.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98733

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

I have one word ..... day-um ..... that appears to be the nicest PE cabin I've seen to date.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA254 - 12Dec - anyone got the scoop?
Replies: 4
Views: 3452

Re: AA254 - 12Dec - anyone got the scoop?

I've had this happen five times in my life time ... no a/c, hydrolics... you name it... Not really a big deal out of Hawaii.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 81
Views: 19511

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

Appears that Miami Air is 'back'. Seems they are operating with a Boeing 737, tail no. N735.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 165304

Re: NEW & Resumption SWA Routes announced today

[quote="b777900"]My question why does WN add routes back in 80's 0r 90's than stop them after 20 years and than bring them back??? how long will IAH last and JAN this time around??

The environment and world has changed.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bomb threat on SU102 (Moscow-SVO to New York-JFK)
Replies: 11
Views: 3973

Re: Bomb threat on SU102 (Moscow-SVO to New York-JFK)

Impressed there are 250 pax onboard.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Eliminates Change Fees
Replies: 40
Views: 3351

Re: United Eliminates Change Fees

We do notice with United and Delta that if you change to a lower priced itinerary/ticket - the difference in fare is not refunded and nor are you given that difference in a voucher for future use. I cannot clarify American's position on that - yet.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 25542

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

alfa164 wrote:
tlhgator wrote:
enilria wrote:
FAQ
AS ATL-CHS AUG 0>1.0[0]
This is a rather odd ball route for AS to begin flying. Possibly a way to Keep the Boeing traffic moving between SC and WA?


I suspect that is a SEA-ATL-CHS-SEA routing.


For August it is SEA-ATL-CHS-ATL-SEA.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 13270

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

Delta will never let Virgin Atlantic fail. It is far too significant of an investment and affords Delta much value with their LHR base and resources. Will there be changes, sure. But I would look for VS to be around for a long time after they get over this hump.

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by braniff2hav
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?

26point2 wrote:
Did AA ever have San Francisco-Jamaica Non-stop service? I doubt it.



Nope but for a hot moment they did LAX MBJ ... of course on the silver screen you can have a non-stop from Mars to Chicago.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 91053

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

https://fr24.com/SAA2953/24b5373b

Cargo?

Has to be cargo as Argentina has suspended all commerical/passenger aviation. Unless it is perhaps repatriation service.
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ojjunior wrote:
SA A346 ZS-SNC (Star Alliance livery) is about lo land at EZE from GRU

SA2953 from Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/SAA2953/24b5373b

Cargo?

Has to be cargo as Argentina has suspended all commerical/passenger aviation. Unless it is perhaps repatriation service.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3840

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

There could also be a number of pax already confirmed and ticketed on these flights pre- Covid 19 that never cancelled - in hopes or to await a refund should the flight have cancelled.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 376
Views: 49495

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Well, I awoke this morning .. and discover ... British Airways has zeroed out all flights MSY LHR non-stop through July 31, only available from August 01... pretty much expected.
Same for IAH and AUS and BNA.

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by braniff2hav
Wed May 06, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 11001

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

I don't see anything major happening whatsoever ... or a return to higher load factors until the U.S. State Department lifts or revises it's Level 4 advisory. Even domestically corporate travel is going to be looked upon hard because of budgest/bottom line. What I do see is this: driving trips to ho...

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by braniff2hav
Tue May 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis
Replies: 28
Views: 7878

Re: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis

Sure!
Western Global has a 747-400 in MVD as I type and it's headed to MIA today. It's been going to and fro MIA and Chile and Uruaguay lately.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 376
Views: 49495

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

F9 is operating DEN->MSY->PNS->DEN on 24Apr and 01May.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 14420

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

Ishrion wrote:
enilria wrote:
TP BOS-LIS JUN 1.0>1.4[1.0]
TP EWR-LIS JUN 1.5>1.9[1.0]
TP LIS-MIA JUN 1.5>1.9[1.0]


Thanks as always! TAP is pretty optimistic? Recently added 3 new long-haul routes and now adding more frequencies?


I'm surprised that TP is not soon launching service LIS to JNB and/or CPT.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 14420

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

I didn't see this picked up. Might have missed it.
F9 is operating service DEN->MSY->PNS->DEN
OPerates 24Apr and 01May and then goes away.
LOL the fare MSY PNS is $103.10 but if you go through to DEN the fare is $78.10. unhuh

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by braniff2hav
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 376
Views: 49495

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Nola wrote:
The airlines seem to have come to terms with the US Government on the terms of grants/loans as part of the stimulus package, which also contains funds for airports. I saw that ATL is expected to get 300+ million. Any word on what MSY might be in line for?


I think something like $40+ mil.

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