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by kavok
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds FAT-LAX
Replies: 63
Views: 7402

Re: DL adds FAT-LAX

ibthebigd wrote:
Would FAT-MSP on Delta be a possibility?

I still think Southwest will start FAT eventually to atleast LAS PHX and DEN.

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I would guess that both SEA and ATL would get DL flights first, before DL would consider starting MSP-FAT... so probably not.

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by kavok
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 59031

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

In addition to LAX-RNO/FAT/PSP, Delta's adding a 1x daily ATL-BOI/RNO/GEG - ATL-EZE/UIO delayed from October to December - ATL-LOS delayed from October to November - JFK-BCN/DUB/FRA/MAD/FCO and BOS-LHR decreased by 1x frequency during the winter - JFK-BRU/ZRH and SEA-CDG delayed from October to Nov...

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by kavok
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 181
Views: 25256

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Is this like the cruise ship loophole (PVSA)?

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by kavok
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242961

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I still don’t get the DFW as the TPAC logic. Yes, DFW is the AA mothership and it seems AA wants to route as much as possible through DFW (much like DL with ATL). But DFW is a horrible geographic location for making a Domestic US connection to Asia from anywhere outside greater Texas. ORD is a much ...

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by kavok
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/15/2020:AI Adds DELEWR,Cuts DELORD;DL Adds Winter LAXRNO;EK Suspends MCO;FI/KL/UA Suspend Long Haul Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 6637

Re: OAG Changes 9/15/2020:AI Adds DELEWR,Cuts DELORD;DL Adds Winter LAXRNO;EK Suspends MCO;FI/KL/UA Suspend Long Haul Ro

Thanks for the update as always Enilria! Interesting to see DL make a “schedule reduction” at PVD (and not total drop). In previous weeks/months, DL basically had the PreCovid schedule as a placeholder for PVD flights, and would then drop all flights as the date approached. The fact that this time t...

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by kavok
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48470

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

Stillwater will not be cut in October. DFW-SWO is already bookable again during the Oct/Nov suspension period http://flystillwaterok.com/news/view/id/230 Nice to see that several of the communities that were on the chopping block have been able to convince AA not to abandon them (yet). I have to th...

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by kavok
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:05 pm
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)

Let’s look at what ATL does for the DL network, and see what UA is missing out on: In addition to obviously being the DL mothership, ATL’s geography serves 4 main functions as the network’s SE hub: 1- ATL provides the main launching point for the Latin America routes. AA has MIA for this same purpos...

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by kavok
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50689

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Lots of ORD, SFO, and EWR hints.

I am going with:
SFO-BKK
ORD-BOM
ORD-EZE
EWR-ACC

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by kavok
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Delta and Korean Air both fly ICN-ATL?
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: How come Delta and Korean Air both fly ICN-ATL?

Generally speaking, Koreans tend to favor flying KE over DL. Thus for the US destinations that tend to be more popular with the Korean point of sale, it typically makes sense to place KE on that route. This is also why KE flies exclusively to DL hubs at JFK and LAX, and other non-DL hubs that KE dec...

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by kavok
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC
Replies: 104
Views: 14943

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC

DL BMI-DTW OCT 0>1.0[0] NOV 0>0.2[0] WOW DTW picks up BMI nonstops this hasn't been served in eons. I thought this was an interesting add as well. It makes sense geographically, and an easy route for an RJ. Just the timing of adding it during Covid seemed strange. But good for DL. And thanks to Eni...

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by kavok
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC
Replies: 104
Views: 14943

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC

The DL intl cuts are so dramatic that while it is not too surprising given the staff reductions, I am a little surprised they would do them now. I almost wonder if they filed this schedule by mistake and will roll it back, but time will tell... I think a lot of the international drops (in addition ...

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by kavok
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

To get the full picture, I will be curious to see what KL/AF/VS/KE intend on flying as well, as essentially those are also DL TATL/TPAC flights.

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by kavok
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48470

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

DBQ is also a very expensive airport to fly from. Fares are ALWAYS higher than the surrounding airports. ORD is only about 2.5-3 hours away too, so by the time you drive 90 minutes to CID or MLI or MSN you might as well drive to ORD. (MSN also has a decent 4 lane highway now from DBQ) Driving 90 mi...

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by kavok
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48470

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

It will be interesting to see what UA and DL do. The cynical side of me wonders if UA/DL would find more benefit in AA not getting more government assistance, as opposed to the benefit they’d receive from everyone getting additional assistance. It will become obvious where everyone stands soon, in w...

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by kavok
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14489

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

The family is in the wrong. The rule is wrong too, though. 3 years old aren't likely to transmit the virus even if infected. On Air France the mask wouldn't have been mandatory : Well, even as a French national, I think Air France is wrong on this one: wear the mask. Kids in pre-kindergarten (aroun...

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by kavok
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I know Delta has zeroed out some of the TATL flying for next year. Have they done the same for TPAC yet? Beyond the PVG flights, which are rolling schedule drops that appear more to do with US-China relations (I.e. the current 1 flight per week rule), DL has the following TPAC: Operating: ICN: ATL,...

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by kavok
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48470

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

If AA drops stations at BTR, LAN, etc. (and thus the DCA flight that goes with it), do those Air 21 slots become available for other airlines to take? I know LAN-DCA, and many of the other small state capitals with DCA service have special slot rights that are tied to that specific location. And if ...

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by kavok
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-5-new-routes-delta-cincinnati-texas/amp/ Looks like DL is dropping CVG-AUS. But they are retaining DFW & IAH? I would have thought the AUS route must be the one that would remain, given their wanting to establish a focus city there. It’s probably mo...

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by kavok
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This sounds like very wishful thinking on your part. Hoping and trying to make a case for DL to abandon or even drastically reduce the SEA hub? I just don't see that happening when they know that AA and AS would immediately snap up the DL gates. Perhaps you underestimate the seriousness of this cri...

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by kavok
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

*If* AA+AS+oneworld are successful in SEA, I do not see a scenario where DL could successfully operate a hub in SEA. Delta could cut bait and focus TPAC elsewhere. A strategy for DL could be not having a “primary TPAC gateway.” The US airline industry will be lucky to return to 75% of pre-recession...

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by kavok
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

People should keep an eye on LGA. Business travel is way down in short haul market out of NYC. All the LCCs are chomping at the bid to get more slots there to operate to leisure spots. I'm not sure how long the slot waivers can last. If they lift the slot waivers in end of October or even early nex...

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by kavok
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

An additional factor in the SEA moves is that whether it was profitable or not, they were relying on SEA as their primary TPAC gateway, while BOS is not their primary TATL gateway. So there are a lot of route dependencies at play in SEA, which need to be taken into account before cutting there. Tha...

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by kavok
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242961

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Below is an article that provides one perspective of how the slot swap between AA and B6 could play out. I still find it interesting that AA wants to leverage B6's domestic routes to help feed AA's international network at JFK. PHL is just down the road. Instead of reducing gateways and simplifying...

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by kavok
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52405

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

So where exactly does the underground tunnel run to connect the new north and south concourses? I ask because in the aerial photos, it doesn’t appear that the as built North Concourse stretches far enough east (currently) to align with the “entry hall” from the head house on the south concourse. Usi...

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by kavok
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15702

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

As we all know, the CARES act required service be maintained by carriers to most markets until Oct 1. But post Oct 1, carriers are free to drop stations from the schedule as they please. So I will be curious to see if there are massive station drops in October, by whom, and to what degree... or if ...

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by kavok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15702

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

Sad to see what appears to be a permanent cut of MLI-MSP. We have had MSP service as long as I can remember, from the Saab to the Avro RJ100. I’ll miss having that option. DL has not resumed a lot of MSP flying in the Midwest. SBN is normally 2 daily flights and is stuck at 0. I think it is more to...

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by kavok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15702

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

To state the obvious, we are seeing the domestic schedule changes for August and now September in these threads. And while all very interesting, I will be more curious to see which legacy puts out their updated October domestic schedule first. As we all know, the CARES act required service be mainta...

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by kavok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 50968

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I think the bigger picture is to look at it temporarily. The B6/AA partnership may likely result in AA further reducing their domestic presence in both BOS and JFK. But that will take time. Further, the eventual rebound after Covid will likely result in other changes, but none of us know the degree ...

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by kavok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15702

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

Thank you again for doing this. Always appreciate and look forward to the thread, whichever day it occurs on.

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by kavok
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Here is my own take on the whole “DL needs to respond to AA+ B6/AS”.: DL doesn’t need to do anything significant. For the last decade, Delta’s bread and butter has always been the four interior Fortress hubs that are great for providing connections, and who basically fund the rest of the Delta opera...

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by kavok
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151312

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

It will be curious to see how Breeze operates, and where it flies. Let me say Neeleman knows what he is doing, and any speculation on my part is just that... from the comfort of my own arm chair. What I will say is that Intra-Midwest flying is fairly limited currently. The Midwest strategy for every...

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by kavok
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242961

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

PHL. AA network planning has made it pretty clear that NY international flying needs to be supported by O&D (and ATH and TLV certainly seem to fit that description). PHL has lower costs and way more feed, and will continue to be the better gateway for secondary or leisure oriented transatlantic...

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by kavok
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 59031

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

There is enough room at DAL (Dallas Love Field) to accommodate additional DL nonstop routes such as DAL-DTW/LGA/SLC with the cuts that WN has made at DAL as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WN is also currently only operating 134 daily departures out of DAL, compared to the 195 daily departures t...

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by kavok
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242961

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

They won’t. PHL and JFK have it covered. I find this to be the biggest question. Where is the bulk of AAs TATL flights going to be located? Obviously the top tier of European destinations (LHR, MAD, etc.) can be flown from multiple AA hubs. But it’s unlikely that secondary Eastern Europe can be sup...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 769
Views: 70824

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

I don't see your points. AA & AS don't have an anti-trust immunized JV. They will still compete - they can't coordinate capacity, or scheduling, or pricing NOT to compete. People expect way too much from codesharing. If codesharing could achieve even half what some people think there would be n...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 50968

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I'm not so sure WN would want to merge with UA or DL; doing so would completely dissolve their business model. Perhaps WN might have to merge out of necessity, but I see DL and UA as much more likely consolidation partners should AA merge with both AS and B6 (they would, however, probably need to d...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 50968

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

So if AA/AS/B6 merge, that would mean DL/UA would likely merge as well. Then the US would have two mega legacies and a bunch of LCC/ULCC’s. Not sure if that would be good or bad The two partnerships (AA+AS and AA+B6) will likely lead to additional partnerships to protect market share. If AA, AS and...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1505
Views: 191777

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I've been trying to figure out implications for new routes based on their released statements. http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=69683 This part caught my eyes "JetBlue will also accelerate its growth in key cities, bringing its award-w...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1505
Views: 191777

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I've been trying to figure out implications for new routes based on their released statements. http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=69683 This part caught my eyes "JetBlue will also accelerate its growth in key cities, bringing its award-w...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242961

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

With Jet Blue's feed they can try a lot of places in Europe from BOS too. They won’t. PHL and JFK have it covered. I find this to be the biggest question. Where is the bulk of AAs TATL flights going to be located? Obviously the top tier of European destinations (LHR, MAD, etc.) can be flown from mu...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 769
Views: 70824

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

I don't see your points. AA & AS don't have an anti-trust immunized JV. They will still compete - they can't coordinate capacity, or scheduling, or pricing NOT to compete. People expect way too much from codesharing. If codesharing could achieve even half what some people think there would be n...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 769
Views: 70824

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Simply put, there were many cities like FAT or EUG that AA had to have in its network. To be a competitive domestic player on the national level, AA couldn’t simply tell it’s frequent flyers out East that “I am sorry, but we can’t fly you to EUG or FAT because those cities aren’t accessible from an...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 50968

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

One key difference between AA+B6 and AA+AS is how the partnership impacts networks. The AA+B6 isn’t likely to result in many situations where AA and B6 “trade routes”, not that they are legally allowed to coordinate anyway. The main benefit to AA is that B6 can provide feed to 1) AA’s TATL flights f...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 769
Views: 70824

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Don’t forget that AS’s bread and butter has always been moving pax north and south along the West Coast. Strengthening LAX helps AS achieve that better. AS’s biggest challenge in building up LAX previously was competition from AA. And that competition is no longer necessary. Simply put, there were m...

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by kavok
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 50968

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I view this more of a situation where AA would be struggling to fill long haul international flights from BOS and JFK to anywhere but LHR, given the reduced presence by AA in both markets. And if AA can’t offer TATL flights to anywhere but LHR, they are essentially giving up the BOS and JFK business...

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by kavok
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA/AA adding HND service?
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: Is UA/AA adding HND service?

I view the bigger question to be what happens when Japan lifts restrictions and thus travel is allowed, but demand doesn’t immediately follow... or at least not follow enough for airlines to fill all their awarded HND slots. As in, if airlines could fly to HND, but choose not to because they can’t f...

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by kavok
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138978

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

So, why would an AA passenger want to connect to SEA for a TPAC flight unless it is a unique destination (i.e. BLR which is only offered nonstop from SEA)? Using PVG as an example, why would any AA passengers chose to connect in SEA? If you lived in LAX, ORD, or DFW you can fly direct (on AA or some...

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by kavok
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:32 pm
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: 24526

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

I've also flown that route and would agree with you. They’ll still have YEG as part of their network with the codeshare with WS, just getting there won’t be as easy and convenient. I was wondering if this route might be switched over to WS. That is, WS flying MSP - YEG. DL has been dropping a lot o...

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by kavok
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AA have made STL into the "CLT of the Midwest"?
Replies: 29
Views: 3010

Re: Could AA have made STL into the "CLT of the Midwest"?

The reason CLT works and STL doesn’t has far, far more to do with geography than any local economic comparison. If you physically swapped the geographical locations of the respective STL and CLT markets, you’d still have a large southeast AA hub serving “relocated STL”, and no hub at a Midwest reloc...

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by kavok
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The American VS Delta War Timeline
Replies: 23
Views: 5241

Re: The American VS Delta War Timeline

I think a lot of these “events” are greatly exaggerated as far as the DL vs. AA thing. Put it this way, if LATAM had been in Star Alliance instead of OW, and if in that situation DL was presented the opportunity to form a JV with LATAM also, would DL still have done it? And the answer of course is y...

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