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by flymco753
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I’d like to see you support that statement. I can think of several MSP fanboys who were open about their desires to see DTW closed, especially during the Great Recession, but I can’t think of a single DTW fanboy who openly wished the same for MSP. This goes back before even Northwest. Ever since Re...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Not to get too far off subject, DTW fan boys have always been praying that MSP would just go away. I’d like to see you support that statement. I can think of several MSP fanboys who were open about their desires to see DTW closed, especially during the Great Recession, but I can’t think of a single...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

IIRC, DL at DTW and MSP each had more destinations than UA at ORD. Mid-con hubs are well-placed to survive this. If we're talking about pre-COVID destinations, I don't believe that's correct. UA at ORD served a ton of destinations, including many smaller/EAS destinations like SLN, CGI, CMX, EAU, DE...

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I don't see MSP and DTW both surviving as hubs after this is over. One is going to have to go unless they cut MSP-East Coast and reduce services to the South East in favor of DTW. Services DTW and W/SW would go too.

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

To my understanding, in ATL there is now a waitlist for the voluntary leaves, both above and below wing. Being somebody with some seniority I would love to get some sort of package, fortunately I do not need any medical benefits. Give me some cold hard cash and i'm out. You want us dinosaurs gone t...

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 424
Views: 38619

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Perhaps the reason other than capacity, that the 757 is parked is to preserve cycle hours so they can last longer?

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by flymco753
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

To my understanding, in ATL there is now a waitlist for the voluntary leaves, both above and below wing. Being somebody with some seniority I would love to get some sort of package, fortunately I do not need any medical benefits. Give me some cold hard cash and i'm out. You want us dinosaurs gone t...

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by flymco753
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

The fate of Delta's 757

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air-lines-bastian-coronavirus-crisis/amp/?__twitter_impression=true I've seen quite a few of these articles recently saying that Delta has made the decision to retire it's MD-88/90 fleet due to the coronavirus. However, that leaves the 757 in an interesting place....

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by flymco753
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I think a lot of people don't fully grasp what's looming ahead. I'm not too worried about the core hubs, but smaller stations I don't feel will have it so easy. I'm in one. I will be stunned if I'm still on the property come Halloween... This has the feeling of 2006 all over again. I was in a small...

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by flymco753
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Or ride it out for 90 days which will take you to July, where you get two months back to normal before October 1st hits and the airlines don't have to honor the bailout requirements of no furloughs. I think a lot of people don't fully grasp what's looming ahead. I'm not too worried about the core h...

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by flymco753
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

From where? From the Central/Midwest. I’ve never understood why a lot of west coast traffic flows through DTW and MSP to the Southeast vs through SLC. Because SLC has a super tiny local market to the SE, which limits overall capacity. DTW & MSP are far larger, especially to snow bird destinatio...

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by flymco753
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380717

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

DTW is in a much better position to serve the Southeastern US compared to MSP. I don't see how MSP-JAX/TPA/SRQ/RSW/MIA/FLL/PBI/MCO is in a better position than DTW considering that if we average the market size of each market in comparison from both DTW & MSP, DTW-Florida averages much larger. W...

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by flymco753
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4397

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

Since the first phase of Terminal C is expected to open up next year, is MCO projected to see an influx in new international service? I know that JetBlue has stated that they'll add more flights but that's all I know so far The Coronavirus is hitting us hard in CFL in terms of the business traffic ...

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by flymco753
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 104
Views: 19885

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

The 2020 daily departure slot allocation and annual passenger capacity allocation for each carrier is as follows: Compass - 4 / 222,528 Delta - 11 / 1,262,203 The slot losers vs. 2019 are AS -1, DL -4, WN -5 DL still has 5x daily SEA (SkyWest), 4x daily LAS (SkyWest), 5x daily SLC, 3x daily MSP, 1x...

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by flymco753
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11870

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

So much for the growth at interior hubs. :lol:

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by flymco753
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16908

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

Woah, this market is going to be way too saturated. I wonder who busts first.

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by flymco753
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 12772

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

BNAMealer wrote:
How many gates does NK have at their bases in places such as FLL, ORD, LAS?

Also, how many turns do they do on average per gate per day?
At MCO NK has 4 now. At DTW they have 6.

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by flymco753
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12706

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

As of now, DL has made all 3 frequencies the A350 on DTW-AMS as well as its daily CDG.

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by flymco753
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4484

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

Ever since DL created a solid de-ice program at ATL they've really been able to step up their game in cold weather situations. Yes, DL sends temporary duty agents to ATL from DTW & MSP to assist with a major snow or ice event, but on a normal frosty Atlanta winter morning, they have what it take...

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by flymco753
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comprehensive list of credible US startups
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

Re: Comprehensive list of credible US startups

Dominion301 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
So far we have 2 credible startup carriers in the US which are: Breeze Airways & Houston Air Holdings Inc.

Are there any other credible US startups that are in the process of starting up?


What about Midwest Express 2.0?
Is that still a thing? They were supposed to be flying by now.

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by flymco753
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comprehensive list of credible US startups
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

Comprehensive list of credible US startups

So far we have 2 credible startup carriers in the US which are: Breeze Airways & Houston Air Holdings Inc.

Are there any other credible US startups that are in the process of starting up?

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by flymco753
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8439

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

ATL is so underserved lol. I mean in essence, it is. Atlanta can support much more than what is currently offered. AA runs a lot of routes that DL doesn't, Atlanta would be the perfect place for these routes. I have doubts on whether ATL-DBV or ZAG would work, but ATL-WAW, BER, SVO, TIR, & TLV ...

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by flymco753
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8439

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

ATL-PEK & KIX would be decent adds and they could transfer NGO from DTW to ATL. DL has been less than daily with NGO at DTW, at least with ATL They can better utilize an aircraft with a daily frequency instead of wasting an aircraft on DTW.

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by flymco753
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 13971

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

I have a feeling this information is completely false, but I just found this link about Disney building a park in Escanaba? Who comes up with these crazy stupid ideas? Yes I know it’s wrong but it’s still fun to think about :lol: https://unclewalts.com/other/escanaba-theme-park/?fbclid=IwAR2JU7qifB...

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by flymco753
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 13971

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Also, rumor has it that Delta is switching GRR from mainline to a third party contractor (likely DGS) before the year is out. I doubt GRR is going to switch to a contractor because that would essentially limit the amount of mainline flights that can be flown into GRR, plus that station has a lot of...

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by flymco753
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73069

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Question, as I read other threads.... a lot of folks on the other thread are talking about VS and their JV with DL... and what other new destinations they could add. Obviously London is a target from IND if they want another Europe flight. Not saying they could support both CDG and a LON flight... ...

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by flymco753
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could GOL route an aircraft this way?
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Could GOL route an aircraft this way?

In 2019, Delta ended nonstop flights from DTW-GRU citing weak economic conditions in Brazil. O&D between DTW & GRU is plentiful as the market used to support a daily 767, and the market is mostly high yielding auto traffic. GOL routes MCO/MIA-BSB/FOR through PUJ to make a fuel stop and PUJ a...

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by flymco753
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 13971

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

If anyone is going to add TATL from GRR also it's most likely going to be DL to CDG or AMS on a 767.

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by flymco753
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 13971

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Also, rumor has it that Delta is switching GRR from mainline to a third party contractor (likely DGS) before the year is out. I doubt GRR is going to switch to a contractor because that would essentially limit the amount of mainline flights that can be flown into GRR, plus that station has a lot of...

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by flymco753
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73069

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

It's a good start for IND, but as to what's next going forward should be rather complex. If they hypothetically offer IND-ORF, you know that AA and DL will play hard. Hopefully Contour is smart with their approach on future additions.

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by flymco753
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 15818

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

12-daily to MCO. Wow. Seems like an overkill. I know there is decent local and a good amount of connections. But still 12 daily. Did not see that coming. I think that shows what a strategically important market MCO is for feeding AA's South America network from MIA. They'd like to kill DL's chances...

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by flymco753
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 15818

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

12-daily to MCO. Wow. Seems like an overkill. I know there is decent local and a good amount of connections. But still 12 daily. Did not see that coming. It would be hard to imagine this would all be mainline. I would believe that they could put some E175's with the relatively short stage length. S...

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by flymco753
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19712

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

I'd like to see F9 challenge NK at DTW. It seems like NK's network structure has changed drastically since changing leadership in Network Planning. It would be interesting to see if F9 would be willing to take a stab at routes like EWR or BDL to DTW where there's enough O & D to fill a ULCC airc...

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by flymco753
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW
Replies: 65
Views: 10903

Re: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW

JAXDan wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
JAXDan wrote:
It appears NK also cut JAX-ORD leaving JAX-BWI as it’s only JAX route.



IIRC.....wasn't there a 4th route?


FLL was the 1st to get cut
These have nothing to do with loads. This has solely to do with NK's new network structure since they changed leadership.

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by flymco753
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 17158

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Frontier14 wrote:
I will venture to say that MCO will most likely be on the destination list from ILG.

Frontier 14
MCO is guaranteed. The amount of traffic from the East Coast to FL is purely insane.

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by flymco753
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1223
Views: 190152

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Europe aside, what is your basis for saying that? Why would B6 even attempt DTW from LGA when their hub/focus city is JFK? Why wouldn't they break into a market monopolized by DL, who makes good yields on this route while flying mostly RJs with a mainline frequency sprinkled in? CLT already has com...

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by flymco753
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59455

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

Appears that CMH-DTW RON is an A321 for the summer. That was awfully fast considering the route had been plagued with RJ's for a long time. That’s got to be one of the shortest A321 routes around! Will be nice to see this though love the A321! It might be during this time frame. GRR used to be on a...

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by flymco753
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59455

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

Appears that CMH-DTW RON is an A321 for the summer. That was awfully fast considering the route had been plagued with RJ's for a long time.

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by flymco753
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?
Replies: 32
Views: 5507

Re: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?

DL isn't ditching DTW-SNA anytime soon. I asked an industry professional how it's doing and they issued the theory that SJC & SMF were results from the success of SNA. SNA started as a 73W and was quickly upgauged to a 757. SJC & SMF both started as 738's and we're upgauged to 739's very sho...

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by flymco753
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19739

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

There's connecting opportunities in MCO as well. I can book DTW-MCO-LIM as an example. I wonder if we could see MCO-CDG added in 2021? With Terminal C opening up early next year, there will be more space in Airside 4 as I assume BA, EK, LH, DY, and maybe AC will be moving over. This would leave Air...

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by flymco753
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19739

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

There's connecting opportunities in MCO as well. I can book DTW-MCO-LIM as an example.

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by flymco753
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4397

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

Apparently Wamos is starting Sanford to Madrid, interesting move. I just wonder where traffic from Spain does here. Theme parks? As suggested in the South Florida Avition thread I am posting this also here: Wamos will start a weekly route MAD-SFB, Madrid - Orlando Sanford International Airport (sec...

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by flymco753
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4397

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

Apparently Wamos is starting Sanford to Madrid, interesting move. I just wonder where traffic from Spain does here. Theme parks?

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by flymco753
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4397

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

It's gotten better. We have AMS & FRA now. If BA flew to LHR there'd be more opportunities. I still think we have room to squeeze in a Delta flight to CDG to connect better to regions that require a back track on EK. If MCO gets TYO, I think it would be the first US airport to get a Tokyo fligh...

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by flymco753
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4397

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

Emirates exists because of the lack of good connection opportunities To India and Pakistan. There's a few Pakistani students at UCF that use EK often. Yes, to add specifically on that, it is because of the utter lack of European connections from MCO. It's gotten better. We have AMS & FRA now. I...

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by flymco753
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11582

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

NK is not going to add JAX to its MSP routes. Far better options out there. Remember when they served higher demand cities like BOS, SEA, ORD, and PHL? I do remember when NK did serve higher demand cities such as BOS, SEA, ORD, and PHL nonstop from MSP, but SY does serve BOS, SEA, ORD, and PHL nons...

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by flymco753
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4397

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

MCO on Twitter posted a survey asking if people were interested in flights to Tokyo I think at this point, the new Japanese ULCC is going to be the best target because they can fly the route 3x/wk and establish good margins. I still think MIA will get the go ahead first for some kind of service to ...

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by flymco753
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility
Replies: 16
Views: 4117

Re: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility

They just need to build their presence at YIP, the runways are now capable to handle empty 747's so if maintenance needs to be done, they can do it there.

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by flymco753
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4397

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

crownvic wrote:
Qantas A380?? anyone??? yes? no?
From what I understand it's still on. If I don't have to work I will be ready for pictures. If I have to work I'll be working right during the time it'll be here.

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