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by lowfareair
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30013

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Has there been any discussion from AA about adding a Flagship lounge to PHL and possibly CLT in the future? I'd be shocked if either actually sees a FL. It only makes sense to have a FL in a city with international first class service, and the only AA aircraft in the fleet that has it is the 77W. C...

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by lowfareair
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15048

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

giving up real estate does not pertain to giving up aisle space. It pertains to giving up what would likely be several rows of seats somewhere in the plane, I am just guessing in coach. I have seen how it looks first hand on Korean and the seats are basically side by side, 2-2-2 on the 77W, 2-2 on ...

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by lowfareair
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12227

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

I didn’t realize WN or any major US airline reduced their schedule during slow months. For all flights originating and/or arriving in the United States, the high and low months of 2018: February - 731,248 scheduled passenger operations July - 911,533 scheduled passenger operations A difference of 2...

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by lowfareair
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 10873

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

There was an employee forum recently and they said the 787s will come to PHL in 2020.

I fully expect 772s to take over on LHR in either 2019 or 2020. The A333s have no PremEco and the 332s have only 20 J seats.

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by lowfareair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24199

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Someone who knows more than me would probably be better at answering this, but is it too late for Airbus to kill off the 319neo if Frontier and Avianca allowed their 319neo orders to be converted to CS300 and/or 320neo? I know that they are towards the final stages of testing, but with very few rece...

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by lowfareair
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19794

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

I guess the other consideration on PHL-NRT is that you'd most likely need to dedicate two wide bodies on this route. Its 14 hours from the east coast to NRT. So unless AA plans to immediately pull two A330s or two 788s from their line, its going to be a tough call for scheduling. I cant imagine tha...

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by lowfareair
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19794

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

lapper wrote:
AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel" and tosses it a bunch of old 767's...


4 of the 5 European cities getting 767s from PHL can't even support an AA flight to any of their other hubs. I'd say a 767 is appropriate.

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by lowfareair
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19794

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

It seems to me that the four AA hubs that are best suited for connections to Europe are, in no particular order, MIA, PHL, ORD, and DFW. MIA can cover connections from Florida and the Southeast, PHL covers connections from the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and along the Alleghenies... MIA could make a c...

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by lowfareair
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19794

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/10/02/american-airlines-calls-phl-airport-the-crown.amp.html American looks to expand international and domestically in PHL in the next few years, and also AA looks to have B767 to be based there also. For international destina...

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by lowfareair
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 8814

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

Actually, all it shows is a high standard of safety is present. Would you rather see passengers fly on planes with cockpit warnings on, one engine on fire, and/or fatigued crews, or would you all just hope everyone would stay patient as it all gets sorted out? I'd rather fly on an airline that does...

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by lowfareair
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 79
Views: 20536

Re: Bombardier Q1000

Subtracting 2 inches from every seat and the aisle only gives you 12 inches; where does the other 5+ inches come from for that 2nd 17" seat & additional armrest?

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by lowfareair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 18746

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

FWIW, it appears PHL launched a new carrier/new service incentive program in May 2017. Among other things they specifically outlined targeted destinations within Europe. There are a number of qualifications/stipulations but the big one is that the carrier must not have served the route within the p...

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by lowfareair
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 18746

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Posted on the BA 380 thread, both PHL and PHX are going to 10x weekly on BA. Not sure of timing/seasonality. From the second BA flight to PHL, it seems to be operated on a B787, doesn't say if it's a -8 or -9. PHL looks to be a -9 (has F for sale, the -8 doesn't have F) and will be a 10pm departure...

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by lowfareair
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 18746

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

An opinion piece is posted on a blog going on a tweet, some get all excited and come up wjth analysis and expert opinions on the matter. Relax, wait for the S18 schedule and then analysis can be made. Regardless of what people think of Gary, JonNYC has some very well placed sources at AA and is alm...

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by lowfareair
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 18746

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

We've already received rough confirmation of the following PHL-LIS LUS 752 > LAA 763 PHL-SNN LUS 752 > LAA 752 PHL-GLA LUS 752 > LAA 752 **This takes care of all TA LUS Routes Two new PHL LAA 763 routes The author suggests the LAA 752 JFK routes are in question. That leaves: JFK-DUB JFK-CDG (1 of 2...

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by lowfareair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 83
Views: 12916

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

Again, without a clue.. For $60, I wasn't eating reheated pasta. Trust me. When was the price $60? Looks like it is $30 on their website, and includes 2 meals and at least one alcoholic beverage from the Premium Economy drink menu during each meal. Seems like quite a difference in price. I might ha...

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by lowfareair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 83
Views: 12916

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

B6 opportunity to be a narrowbody player on Transatlantic is quickly fading. I disagree. If anything, I could see them entering in a couple years as a premium player in business and high-yield (relatively speaking) leisure markets. No TATL LCC that I know of, except BA (rimshot), offers lie flat se...

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by lowfareair
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Now BA try to wriggle on insurance claims from the melt down.
Replies: 16
Views: 3101

Re: Now BA try to wriggle on insurance claims from the melt down.

Realistically, what percentage of travelers will carry trip insurance for a run-of-the-mill flight? Well, it should be 100%.. and if they don't well..... Why? Travel insurance is not needed for smaller trips if the person can cover their expenses (and has proper medical coverage for where they are ...

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 11476

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

I still fail to see exactly why B6 needs a focus city in the Midwest or West Coast. It's just not a natural fit when one considers B6's core strengths (LatAm, NYC, Boston, FLL). And that's ok. I think it is less finding a natural fit and more finding a place for B6 to grow. When you stop growing, y...

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by lowfareair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 11476

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

As far as LAS goes, G4 doesn't pose any threat at all. B6 isn't going after that type of traffic and business travelers don't use NK or G4. Business travelers rarely use LAS except for going to the odd trade show. B6 would NEED a large portion of the leisure traffic to fill the 3-5x/day flights nec...

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by lowfareair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 11476

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

I'll probably get flamed and told how much it won't work, but here goes. B6 needs a real spot to have a West coast hub. Obviously SFO, LAX, LGB, SNA, PHX, DEN and SLC are out. That leaves LAS and I believe they're actually sitting on a bunch of empty, unused gates in December, where G4 used to be. ...

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by lowfareair
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aurigny joins the BOB crowd
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: Aurigny joins the BOB crowd

Because they are barely making money, if at all. If the airlines were making money while offering the free meal against the likes of U2 and FR then they would have no incentive to remove the free meal. Profit and margins at IAG have increased at least the past 2 years, this year net margins were al...

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seoul applies for US route authority
Replies: 7
Views: 1722

Re: Air Seoul applies for US route authority

At what point does the US limit the amount of carriers into the US? We could have have an entire thread on this topic and the amount of fiscal damage caused especially with so many carriers on just this one route.. Not sure what you mean by this? Sounds like more competition and lower prices to me....

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner
Replies: 40
Views: 7363

Re: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner

While still many years away, this looks like a promising technology. I would expect intense lobbying to only have one pilot aboard for cost savings, however.

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WizzAir starts Kazakhstan. Where is the Eastern limit for FR/W6?
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: WizzAir starts Kazakhstan. Where is the Eastern limit for FR/W6?

The crazy thing to me is the 4 hour turnaround time in TSE for a 320 - seems a bit steep, no?

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by lowfareair
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 17301

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

6. Jetblue should just take the D gates and shut up unless they have clear evidence otherwise. Since that hasn't been presented [publicly] throughout this drama, I'm assuming it is not entirely enforceable. Why do they need to present it publicly? . Well, probably a poor choice of words on my part,...

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by lowfareair
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 17301

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

6. Jetblue should just take the D gates and shut up unless they have clear evidence otherwise. Since that hasn't been presented [publicly] throughout this drama, I'm assuming it is not entirely enforceable. Why do they need to present it publicly? This is not something that needs to be made public ...

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by lowfareair
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 17301

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

Are trying to tell us that an airport that 5 years ago had more movements and no F concourse is now so stuffed that there's nothing better for a small new entrant than a split operation with the majority at essentially the worst gate in the airport? Do you honestly think B6 agreed to this setup whi...

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by lowfareair
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 17301

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

"Agreement in writing" could mean lots of things. I would be interested to see what, exactly, it is that's "in writing." To me, it seems somewhat obvious that JetBlue, a purely domestic operator at ATL, should not reasonably expect to have access to scarce FIS-capable gates at A...

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by lowfareair
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 24230

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I think it will be Alaska Airlines. Period. I think the Virgin brand disappears. To me, the key question is what is done with the First Class experience? Aside from that, the rest is probably not critical. My money is on this too. There's really not much incentive for Alaska to dilute its own brand...

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by lowfareair
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 6077

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

I misspelled was thinking about the 737-800, I know that a 787-800 does not exist. Why should the A320 be a pipe dream? Going out to Europe it does not need MTOW. You might want to re-read my posts again, where I provide a specific example of why I would not expect the A320 would not work out of RK...

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by lowfareair
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 6077

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

The CS100 would be perfect for RKV's longest runway, which is at similar elevation and length as LCY. While facilities to regularly handle that many pax would be an issue (as well as convincing the locals to allow a plane that large to land there), the aircraft should be able to do Western Europe w...

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by lowfareair
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 6077

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

The CS100 would be perfect for RKV's longest runway, which is at similar elevation and length as LCY. While facilities to regularly handle that many pax would be an issue (as well as convincing the locals to allow a plane that large to land there), the aircraft should be able to do Western Europe wi...

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by lowfareair
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24000

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Wow, what a sad, uninspiring name for an airline. It bothers me greatly that someone has been paid to come up with such a name. I can still hope for a nice livery, but given Iberia's new colors (colors? what colors?) I should probably not expect too much... There's a mockup in the article, under th...

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by lowfareair
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5526

Re: COS New service announcement

TPA and RSW are coming soon according to the COS Twitter. I'm assuming that will be Winter seasonal routes, probably replacing ORD seasonally.

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by lowfareair
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5526

Re: COS New service announcement

Assuming those are the 5, I would expect some response out of United. 2 of those are UA hubs that UA doesn't fly to COS nonstop from, 2 are existing United Express routes. Yeah but they've already downgauged the COS-ORD route from CRJ7 to CRJ2. That doesn't mean much; the downgrade was with no real...

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by lowfareair
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5526

Re: COS New service announcement

Based on flyfrontier.com, it looks like the following this summer:

ORD: Daily starting June 12
LAX: 4x weekly starting June 12
SAN: Daily Starting July 10
SFO: 3x weekly starting June 11
IAD: Daily starting July 10

4 daily flights total

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by lowfareair
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5526

Re: COS New service announcement

Assuming those are the 5, I would expect some response out of United. 2 of those are UA hubs that UA doesn't fly to COS nonstop from, 2 are existing United Express routes.

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by lowfareair
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5526

Re: COS New service announcement

Would love to see PHL, I remember reading they wanted to expand to the east from COS so I got my fingers crossed. Also Frontiers twitter page says stay tuned for tomorrow for an exciting announcement. I'm a big PHL fan, but I would expect NY or DC service before PHL. Even if AA announces a new city...

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by lowfareair
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9569

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

Well for starters, it's sometimes impossible for an airline to know what the taxes and fees will be until the consumer makes their specific product selection. Some taxes and fees are directly related to the base fare price, and others are per-segment, and sometimes neither of those can be calculate...

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by lowfareair
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Canada benefiting from Airport service fee
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Airlines in Canada benefiting from Airport service fee

I'm sure there is, the only thing I know of is F9 in TTN - they loaned TTN some money for terminal and parking improvements and make it (or made it, not sure on the term) through a refund of Passenger Facility Charges.

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by lowfareair
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Luton rumour
Replies: 73
Views: 14288

Re: JetBlue Luton rumour

It would be fantastic if B6 puts up the transcon config on the A321LR and fly them to Europe. They are not LCC at all. The transcon config even has suite style seats, which would be equivalent to international F in many other full service airlines. Using the same config, they would be able to fly J...

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by lowfareair
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United
Replies: 66
Views: 14858

Re: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United

Wikipedia (I know) says that in 2016 ZW retired 4 aircraft that had "reached their structural time limit", which presumably refers to cycle limit. How many of their aircraft are hitting up on limits? I can't answer this question, but I can say that CRJs are dirt cheap at the moment. If UA...

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by lowfareair
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United
Replies: 66
Views: 14858

Re: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United

Unfortunately, this will probably mean further reductions in PHL, Air Wisconsin's largest base and the airport that has seen the biggest reduction in departures due to 50 seaters leaving the fleet. Has AA said what will be replacing these CRJs?

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by lowfareair
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 11136

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

I'm sure it has been discussed elsewhere, but a quick Google search doesn't find it. How much further can Norwegian push the range of the MAX 8 on the westbound flights in January? These are pretty short TATL hops. If 3,200ish miles is the 'MAX' (pun completely intended) they can go, it really limit...

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by lowfareair
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 12723

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

What has this guy been smoking!?! AA will NEVER ever give up their market share at ORD! With that kind of lead, fleet investment, network, and terminal infrastructure, AA would literally have to be on the verge of extreme bankruptcy/cost cutting to dehub ORD like CVG, and as their second biggest hu...

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by lowfareair
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 17560

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

DL will be truly changing the game when they offer real food on their common, less competitive routes. Why SEA-FLL/MCO/RDU, routes you hardly fly, but not SEA-ATL? It's a slap in the face. No, it's just that only CONUS routes over 2,300 miles are getting the additional free food. SEA-ATL is only 2,...

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by lowfareair
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab airliner at DAL? 2/8/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Saab airliner at DAL? 2/8/2017

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A quick check of FlightAware shows that it is N814BB, belonging to Meregrass. It's a charter airline: https://meregrass.com/

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by lowfareair
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 7930

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

Looks like WOW A321s are increasing to a Spirit-like config of 220 seats. My A321 had 200 when booked in July, now there are 220. Almost all XL/XXL seats are gone except for 4 XXL at each emergency exit pair and row 1 being 6 XL. Disappointing to say the least.

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by lowfareair
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown
Replies: 134
Views: 34613

Re: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown

Would they be able to take off again with all of the pax/luggage/cargo with only an 8600 ft runway, will it require a different plane(s) come in for the passengers, or could they take off but with a fuel stop before LAX? I'm assuming some of that may be decided based on the non-fuel payload weight (...

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