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by flymco753
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun
Replies: 26
Views: 4082

Re: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun

I'll be using the SFB-TVC flight on occasion, my grandparents live by Higgins Lake during the summer so it's only a 45 minute drive to Cherry Capital.

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by flymco753
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Hi everyone, long time lurker and now a new member. I decided to finally jump the rope and join the crew. Nice to see some new Sanford services. Is this the first time Traverse City and State College have been connected with Central Florida? Welcome aboard! I'm pretty sure this is a first. It's abo...

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by flymco753
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Allegiant adds SFB-SCE & TVC.

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by flymco753
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun
Replies: 26
Views: 4082

Re: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun

N592NW wrote:
It is confirmed they will be sun destinations. GRR replied that both have weather that is in the 80s and sunny today.
Not sunny here in Orlando, but it's 85 right now with a breeze and cloudy.

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by flymco753
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun
Replies: 26
Views: 4082

Re: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun

Spirit recently had GRR listed on their destinations section along with SRQ and SAT, only to be removed a few hours later. Perhaps MCO & LAS-GRR on Spirit.

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by flymco753
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 774
Views: 77271

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure if this will stick, but May 11th shows BNA-DTW at 7x with a mix of A319's & 717's. If the frequencies stick, this could be a reaction to an impending BNA-DTW flight on Spirit. ...or a market of 800 combined in Q1 that indicates decent market growth may contribute to the addition of seat...

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by flymco753
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM and GDL-ATL/DTW, SLP-DTW
Replies: 0
Views: 342

AM and GDL-ATL/DTW, SLP-DTW

It is no surprise that the impending reason for these flights to continue with delayed starts is due to the 737MAX groundings. Recently, AM has announced that they will be suspending 737MAX service indefinitely until the issues are resolved. Here is what Airlineroute said: https://twitter.com/Airlin...

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by flymco753
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Did Canada Jetlines announce interest in Orlando? Would it be MCO or Sanford? I don't think TUI would ever move out of SFB even with the new gates at MCO...

Edit RE: Canada Jetlines ...the powers of Google say they've expressed interest in SFB.

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by flymco753
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5540

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Interesting how they're using the A321 on the DTW-MSP route. Subject to change, but interesting if it sticks.

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by flymco753
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

NK is adding BNA but dropping PTY. COPA has such a grip on MCO-PTY, that's probably why B6 doesnt do it.

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by flymco753
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 33
Views: 9625

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It's too bad this isnt permanent, but I'll take a one off to see this bird land here.

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by flymco753
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5540

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I wonder if NK would be able to make GPT work with the casino and beach traffic. EWR, BWI, MCO, FLL, & LAS all seem like decent options.

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by flymco753
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9060

Re: What does WN do about NK?

DTW & ORD have been getting the low end of the stick lately compared to BWI, MCO, FLL, MSY, TPA, & LAS. I think it's clear that NK's new network strategy is to move on from DTW & ORD. Not the case at all, it’s a simple case of gate constraints. However, once they O’Hare expansion is com...

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by flymco753
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9060

Re: What does WN do about NK?

DTW & ORD have been getting the low end of the stick lately compared to BWI, MCO, FLL, MSY, TPA, & LAS. I think it's clear that NK's new network strategy is to move on from DTW & ORD.

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by flymco753
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4704

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

clrd4t8koff wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
To BWI, MCO, FLL, MSY, & LAS only most likely. :lol:


I'd also say TPA and PHX might have a shot as well.
Not so much PHX, but yeah add TPA to the mix. Seems like these stations are where NK's main focus is right now, shifting away from DTW & ORD.

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by flymco753
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4704

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

To BWI, MCO, FLL, MSY, & LAS only most likely. :lol:

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by flymco753
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3064

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

Is Spirit rumored to ever serve SAT? Seems like a good market for them. Spirit served SAT from IIRC late 2007 to early 2009 from FLL. Internal rumor at the time was that SAT was to be Spirits 2nd international gateway with flights all around the country connecting to flights south of the border. Th...

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by flymco753
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 774
Views: 77271

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
fsafsx wrote:
Ha ha i love this seeing dtw keep getting passed up! Good for bna.


No, increased competition is good.
He hates DTW, he's been doing it for years now.

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by flymco753
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 774
Views: 77271

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe it hasn’t been loaded yet. Already confirmed it's a negative for DTW. Definitely a shocker. They would have given WN and DL a run for their money. I make frequent trips up to DTW, and I would have loved a dirt cheap option to get up there. Oh well, nothing anyone can do. Airlines make decisio...

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by flymco753
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 774
Views: 77271

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
No DTW, lol this is bad.


Maybe it hasn’t been loaded yet.
Already confirmed it's a negative for DTW.

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by flymco753
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 774
Views: 77271

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

No DTW, lol this is bad.

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by flymco753
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 774
Views: 77271

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Lol I accidentally broke the news before they did :spin: I expect NK’s routes to be ones to existing destinations BNA already has. Any guesses?? FLL and DTW seem to be good bets. Maybe DFW and/or MCO as well?? Judging the way NK has been doing DTW, I doubt they'll add it. They'll probably add EWR, ...

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by flymco753
Tue May 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Planned A330-900neo service to MCO so far.

Sao Paulo Viracopos/Campinas – Orlando 16JUN19 – 30OCT19 1 weekly (4 weekly from 02JUL19, 5 weekly from 02SEP19)

Also, HiFly has been running an A340-300 on DY's flights to LGW, it's 7 weekly now.

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by flymco753
Tue May 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 208
Views: 36100

Re: Delta A220 route additions

IIRC they flew ATL-BIL for a couple of seasons as well. But I could be wrong ATL-FAT would be a perfect for this aircraft as well. So, too, as you point out, would ATL-OAK. It's pretty exciting really. Kind of a whole new frontier for Delta here. I would love to see FAT-ATL, but I think there are a...

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by flymco753
Sat May 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 13574

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

DL2124 (717) departed JFK at 19:36 and is estimated to arrive DTW at 21:30. Mainline was recently reinstated and I believe they will change the 717 to an A220 in the fall. Only until mid-June for it to be cut again to all RJs. Yields are already high with mainline, B6 could mosey in at twice a day ...

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by flymco753
Sat May 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 13574

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I've noticed quite a few upgauges lately from JFK. JFK-JAX is now 2x 717 and 1xCR9 and it used to be all RJs. They did a seasonal upgauge on JFK-SAV with 1x 717 and 1x RJ I believe. JFK-CHS is also seeing 2x 717 and 1x E175 today. I can't see why JFK-RDU can't justify a mix of mainline and RJs nowa...

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by flymco753
Sat May 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 13574

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

They had mainline to JFK for a while. Wonder why that went away? I know they had a 757 (Int'l version) for a while to/from JFK to support the RDU-CDG flight before it upgauged. Not sure they've had it since then. Maybe an occasional 717. LGA at one point had an A320 round also, but they know busine...

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by flymco753
Tue May 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20174

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

This airline needs a huge network shakeup & different planes.

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 510
Views: 74261

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So with DL's recent adds and upgauges from BOS-FL ...how much longer until they start DTW-MCO to dent DL's share like DL is doing at BOS? DL even with their adds are at about same in market share as NK on BOS-FLL/PBI/MCO/RSW. Outside of MCO, these are all markets B6 will crush them on. I see more A...

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 510
Views: 74261

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So with DL's recent adds and upgauges from BOS-FL ...how much longer until they start DTW-MCO to dent DL's share like DL is doing at BOS?

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Be careful everyone! Heavy t-storms rolling in. Welcome to the end of spring and early summer in CFL!

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69839

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

cledaybuck wrote:
Maybe TOL can start a "revenge tour" since it worked so well for UM :lol:
Good one. At least "the airport up north" gets multiple picks of the crop when TOL's star route can't get picked up by an airline. :wink:

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7311

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

DTW people: questioning why an airline flies a certain route that competes with an interstate. Also DTW people: why don't we have a flight to DPS yet? Damned if you do, damned if you don't. The OP isn’t a “DTW person” or DTW fanboy. The “DTW people” is ONE person. It’s fascinating how ONE person ha...

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by flymco753
Sun May 12, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5822

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

OzarkD9S wrote:
Bingo1 wrote:

Is this the DTW fanboy club or the WS/DL JV discussion?


Since the DTW thread was locked due to the usual ridiculousness, they have to go somewhere else now.
Were these comments really necessary though? :duck:

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by flymco753
Sun May 12, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69839

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

cledaybuck wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
You mean toledo isn't the correct Detroit area airport?
TOL said some fighting words basically, nothing more but a simple rivalry.

Usually in a rivalry, both teams occasionally win.
Ohio may win the foosball, but Michigan wins the air travel...and college baseball. Two way street. :wink:

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by flymco753
Sun May 12, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69839

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

stl07 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
You mean toledo isn't the correct Detroit area airport?
TOL said some fighting words basically, nothing more but a simple rivalry.

Yea I know I was joking
Apparently G4 thinks that TOL is Detroit/Toledo, at least that's what their website says.

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by flymco753
Fri May 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5822

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

NCAD95 wrote:
DTW-YHZ on WS
DTW-YOW moving from DL to WS
DTW-YVR WS or DL
DTW-YYC WS
Lol they won't be the next AM at DTW, but I do see them doing Encore to YOW as the CRJ's are drawn down on top of YYC.

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by flymco753
Fri May 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69839

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

stl07 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
I was watching a video posted by Toledo Airport, they've referred to Detroit as "that airport up-north" ....

...game on. :wink:

You mean toledo isn't the correct Detroit area airport?
TOL said some fighting words basically, nothing more but a simple rivalry.

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by flymco753
Thu May 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to look up PDEW?
Replies: 28
Views: 4317

Re: How to look up PDEW?

I found a few anomalies with Table 6.

First, where's Q2 2018?

Second, I looked up DTW/SRQ and it shows a measly 24/2=12 PDEW. Someone I know has a subscription and it suggests otherwise.

What gives?

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by flymco753
Thu May 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quality of Service Index (QSI)
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

Quality of Service Index (QSI)

Hello all, I am learning more about QSI and its usefulness in an airlines route structure. I'm wondering from those who frequently use QSI, how your process goes. For example, my process starts with using QSI points to plug into my service grid using the DIIO factor. I find my QSI score, then my for...

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by flymco753
Thu May 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69839

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I was watching a video posted by Toledo Airport, they've referred to Detroit as "that airport up-north" ....

...game on. :wink:

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by flymco753
Tue May 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Aeromexico seems to be going 3x weekly on MTY this summer. Nice little increase from 1x weekly last year.

Also looks like SCL is gone, I can't find nonstop bookings for it anywhere until schedules end.

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by flymco753
Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 208
Views: 36100

Re: Delta A220 route additions

It seems Delta thus far has been using the A221s to connect their hubs with large business travel markets, where a B737 or A319/20/21 is too large. We’ll see how they deploy the larger A223s. How can a 737, 319/320/321 be too big on a route like DTW-BOS/LGA those are 2 major markets that should hav...

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by flymco753
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

The other thing with leisure travelers, particularly from DTW, is that if the destination is within a full one-day drive, it becomes much harder for a cost conscious traveler to fly, especially if they are traveling with others. Richmond is borderline, but still a long, but doable full one-day driv...

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by flymco753
Mon May 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

The other thing with leisure travelers, particularly from DTW, is that if the destination is within a full one-day drive, it becomes much harder for a cost conscious traveler to fly, especially if they are traveling with others. Richmond is borderline, but still a long, but doable full one-day driv...

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by flymco753
Sun May 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty nasty storms around the area today.

Glad to see AM has finally moved over to Airside 4 with DL. Now all of DL and friends are consolidated in Airside 4. The place is getting very crowded though since basically half of the airport is operating out of airside 4.

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by flymco753
Sun May 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

Look at plausible leisure destinations from DTW. DL will kill them on business routes with frequency. Yes, NYC and LAX can be leisure destinations from DTW. What about MCI, MSP, and IAH? I think NK has clearly grown beyond the beach/gambling markets to something more. I'm betting there's not an ins...

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by flymco753
Sun May 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway 17R/35L Closed at MCO
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Runway 17R/35L Closed at MCO

It's weird not seeing anything takeoff when you're looking out of the 70 odd windows at Airside 4. Its had its challenges thats for sure.

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by flymco753
Sat May 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

DTW-RIC nonstop service could also be added by NK since RIC is near many major tourist attractions in Greater Richmond, Colonial Williamsburg, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas. There's a rather complex equation someone once taught me to find this out using yield fare prices. In the case of DT...

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by flymco753
Sat May 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3261

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

I've looked a lot into what Sprit can do with DTW. My ideology is that they'll begin going into high yielding leisure destinations sans SRQ, PUJ, CHS/SAV. The market, much like Chicago has proven in the last few years that there's room for DL & NK on leisure routes. JAX, PBI, MBJ, & MYR are...

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