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by tzadik
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Ha! Love it! Just have to mention that NK has been running more systemwide flights than B6 for the last few weeks. Today NK has 434 flights compared to B6s 430. Obviously there are overriding factors to say the least, and I would never disparage any airline or it’s employees in the midst of a pande...

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by tzadik
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

santi319 wrote:
tzadik wrote:
In their minds B6 fans think B6 is taking over LAX because they started flying to Buffalo at 11pm.


Heck some even suggested AS might be moving so B6 could have their gates. I guess its a B6 world and we're all just living in it.

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by tzadik
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

NK certainly isn't a tiny player at LAX anymore - but do they even have more than a few CUTE gates? LAX-SJD will be NK's first international service from LAX in quite some time, however. If NK was willing to help out LAWA and move over to TBIT, I wouldn't be surprised if the airport provided them w...

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by tzadik
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

NK might be moving over to the new TBIT concourse. I flew NK out of Terminal 5 back in late September (before B6 shifted its LGB "hub" to LAX) and the NK gate area at the end of the terminal was packed. I wouldn't be surprised if NK and F9 were moved out of there to facilitate all of the ...

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by tzadik
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Never saw a press release or this announced anywhere but looks like Spirit is starting LAX-SJD on 3/3/21. It’s on their route map and looks like it’s bookable daily as of Mar 3 on Spirit.com NK 2554 LAX-SJD 1020 1320 NK 2446 SJD-LAX 1420 1345 That's awesome.... I know T5 used to have customs in its...

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by tzadik
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/10/2020:DL+MSPSRQ;F9 Out ICTDEN,Some Carib;LH Pauses 7 Routes;NK+SNAPHX;UA Pauses SMX
Replies: 48
Views: 9729

Re: OAG Changes 11/10/2020:DL+MSPSRQ;F9 Out ICTDEN,Some Carib;LH Pauses 7 Routes;NK+SNAPHX;UA Pauses SMX

BA744PHX wrote:
They previously flew PHX-LAS twice daily, was not successful


As mentioned above, to the best of my knowledge this service was out of IWA and never from PHX.

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by tzadik
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Any chance of Spirit flying to MEX again? They only serve CUN in Mexico IIRC. They serve every major VFR/business airport in Central and the Northern part of South America. The Aeromexico/Delta monopoly keeps fares high. You'd think LAS-SJD would be worthwhile although the customs clearance and tra...

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by tzadik
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Updated: Spirit Airlines adds SNA

Nothing I wrote was inaccurate. Once in a while B6 and NK share target demographics. In high-value markets, B6 and NK have a different target demo. I'm truly sorry about your inferiority complex. I'm not an expert on the A32N takeoff performance, but I am incredibly familiar with the ceo models. Ad...

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by tzadik
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Updated: Spirit Airlines adds SNA

I dont know why are you surprised, everyone here is legit obsessed with B6. The day London is finally launched in 2027 this website will implode lol. You said it man! For an airline that has almost no significance outside of the acela corridor and Florida you would think the fan club would be propo...

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by tzadik
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 25918

Re: Updated: Spirit Airlines adds SNA

Surprised to see it is NK instead of B6. You'd think OC being a little, um, classier population would skew more to B6 success but maybe NK is targeting a different demo? That short runway + people packed in like sardines also kind of limits NK's route options. So you're insinuating that only classl...

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by tzadik
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5170

Re: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings

Personally I could care less if Spirit stays in business or not. I'd never fly them. That's a very nice thing to say about the jobs and livelihoods of 10,000+ people. No one is casting NK in a negative light, the facts were presented and facts are facts. It's abundantly clear through the OP's posti...

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by tzadik
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5170

Re: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings

Both NK and F9 have drastically improved their operations the past few years. I, too, was one of the "I'll never fly those airlines" people. I got off my most recent F9 flight this past Saturday. Happy staff, new & clean airplane, early departure and arrival. Sure they nickel and dime...

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by tzadik
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5170

Re: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings

hiflyeras wrote:
They're still taking deliveries of quite a few new aircraft in 2020...that just doesn't seem smart.


I'd imagine it's slightly more complicated than just refusing deliveries.

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by tzadik
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5170

Re: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings

Do you want to point out which part of my summary is not from the filing? You're not wrong but you definitely used the selected info to cast a negative shadow. I read the entire report and felt all things considered NK is doing quite well compared to others. They've mitigated major damage, agreed u...

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by tzadik
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 577
Views: 82455

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

The new PDX concourse E extension is quite underwhelming for me. It's open and airing but does not wow me. A lot of wasted space with few eateries. Where are all the Portland restaurants the Port said was coming? I think Southwest got the short end of the stick with the move. It's certainly quite a...

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by tzadik
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines fleet status: Repaint and cabin updates
Replies: 33
Views: 5917

Re: Spirit Airlines fleet status: Repaint and cabin updates

I heard the antenna's from Thales were basically VMC only because when the plane would fly through visible moisture the antenna would take in moisture and freeze and as a result connectivity would fail. My understanding is the issue has since been fixed but highly doubt they're going to be in a hurr...

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by tzadik
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45189

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Take it easy. I am simply suggesting that as and aa might want to colocate and kick out JetBlue. Have you thought about that? JetBlue is happy to be at t5. They would move to any of the non remote terminals if that meant more space and gate access. I would be shocked if B6 ended up with a square in...

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by tzadik
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45189

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I don’t see AS giving up T6. They tried the co-locating with AA back in the late 80’s- early 90’s. Even though there was no partnership, It was a disaster coordinating gates with AA. Some days we had to operate almost half of our 12 flight a day schedule via a bus op out of AA’s Super-bay hanger. O...

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by tzadik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45189

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

unlikely. The midcon stuff is more well served. It's also important to stay away from markets where WN is strong in. If they want to not get hammered, they'd need to add stuff to east coast where they have some presence and brand recognition. Well I'd definitely like to hear what LAXIntl has to say...

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by tzadik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45189

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

They just got another gate and getting another one on top of that. The CUTE gates are wide open right now. They are up to 32 flights a day with this move. NK have been around 26. If you want to got by ASM, the majority of their flights are transcon flights, which have high ASM vs the midcon stuff t...

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by tzadik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45189

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

tphuang wrote:
B6 is bigger now.


Not without the gates their not and I'd assume NK isn't just going to roll over and leave.

I believe NK serves the following cities from LAX... LAS, OAK, DEN, DFW, IAH, AUS, BNA, ORD, DTW, CLE, PIT, BWI, PHL, MCO, FLL, TPA, MSY.

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by tzadik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45189

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

AA currently has preferential use of 4 gates in T-5 (5th one once terminal gate reconfiguration is finished) as part of proprietary investments in its master lease that runs till 2039. AA may also access up to 5 other gates on common use basis, plus a common use bus gate in T-5. They have exclusive...

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by tzadik
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19150

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

And we will see what happens to ha and nk. At least ha has the excuse of quarantine for all their exemptions. Nk with a regular schedule should not get more exemptions than frontier or allegiant. It's not about whats fair, it's about what you can negotiate and it would appear as if NK leadership is...

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by tzadik
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19150

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

And we will see what happens to ha and nk. At least ha has the excuse of quarantine for all their exemptions. Nk with a regular schedule should not get more exemptions than frontier or allegiant. It's not about whats fair, it's about what you can negotiate and it would appear as if NK leadership is...

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by tzadik
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19150

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

tphuang wrote:
Looks like Spirit and Sun Country are not participating in the CARES payroll grant program. Not sure where they are going to get the money from.


Negotiating for a better deal with CARES it would appear. No need for more ghost flights.

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by tzadik
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266027

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

tphuang wrote:

The other upshot of this is I think NK is trying to get through this without grant/loan for federal gov't. I don't see how they make it to next year without federal money. Which means they are going to have to merge with someone or get acquired by some investors.


NK applied for the money today.

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by tzadik
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266027

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I have to agree with trueblew on this one. A lot of your suggestions seem to just turn JetBlue into Spirit. You have to consider what makes money for JetBlue during normal times and why such a methodology would not work here. Your suggestion of turning JetBlue even into a lower end WN just would no...

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by tzadik
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266027

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

For the TL;DR crowd, I interpreted this as "turn JetBlue into Spirit." No 220s, no TVs, no premium product, focus on low-yield markets. While JB/Spirit may indeed work well, it certainly won't work under that framework. That interpretation unfortunately missed the mark. Turn the combined ...

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by tzadik
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266027

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Agreed, would piss off a lot of locals to operate under the JetBlue brand in Hawaii. Thinking about the pluses here, NK still seems like the better merger partner for B6 if they don't have to bid a huge premium over where SAVE is trading at right now. HA still doesn't seem to bring enough to the ta...

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by tzadik
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 22636

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

this is a trend I see all over the place... Smaller airlines being moved or suggested to be moved to make way for the established carriers evolving needs. I think NK has moved 4 times in SEA to make way for a combination of AS, AA, and DL. WN will surely get all the gates in concourse C in DEN and ...

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by tzadik
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 22636

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

Whats wrong with B11? Its just past security and has decent amount of seating area. I'd say B22 and B23 on the west end are the worst two gates as they are the farthest walk from security and are situated very close to B20/21 making the area very crowded if there are multiple flights going out of t...

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by tzadik
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 22636

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

Jeez relax, just kicking around some ideas here. Just to reassure you, the number of times SMF admin has solicited my input = zero. I don't expect this to change anytime soon. Airlines have switched terminals before. Did that = a "stacked deck?" The idea is to take advantage of Alaska joi...

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by tzadik
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 22636

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

Moving Spirit, Frontier and Sun Country frees at least one gate (B11) for American use. Moving American to Term B frees at least two gates in the stubby leg of Term A for the low-cost carriers’ more sporadic service. This move also makes B22 (presently used by Frontier) fully available to Southwest...

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by tzadik
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 188550

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Why do they bother? Can this even be financially viable? Plus they’re cutting back from three flights a day to two now that they’re facing more competition on the route. https://i.postimg.cc/fbZX9dYs/43-F263-D8-D58-E-458-D-A907-505-CB2511414.jpg Loads have been decent on those flights and they've e...

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by tzadik
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Master Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

Re: BWI Master Plan

I guess there isn't enough room to widen and lengthen 15L/33R or I would assume that would be an option.

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by tzadik
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 57234

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

We operate the 319 exclusively into BUR and we do have routes where a 319 is more than adequate for capacity. As we continue to expand into mid size markets perhaps they thought the 319 was the better aircraft. Not entirely true... the A320 is approved for BUR. The A320 for NK is NOT approved per o...

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by tzadik
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 57234

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

It was probably more important for Spirit to strike while their competition is wounded (Max debacle) and the 319 NEO’s would probably get delivered faster than a batch of A220 while also allowing for commonality. As far as I know the a319 line is the same as the A320. (Different then the a321) I ma...

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by tzadik
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 57234

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

Surprised that they didn't spring for the XLR here (thought they would considering that F9 got some of their own). They could've done some interesting stuff with it potentially. Then again, there's always the possibility of potential order conversions. There's nothing in this announcement that says...

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by tzadik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3838

Re: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017

NK is definitely not growing in a hurry.... one can still hear the crickets chirping from Le Bourget.

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by tzadik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 131728

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Was hoping to see an order from NK for some XLRs and some 220s. Its a bit strange they havent placed an order. Their last delivery is in 2021. And the slots for new airframes gets tighter by the minute. Something’s up. Starting to think the new leadership might be suspect. WiFi was supposed to be c...

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by tzadik
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71682

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I bet that Spirit orders the A220 or the E2: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-02-06/spirit-airlines-planning-midyear-order-decision%3famp It's not going to be the E2, we now know that much after Ted Christie said it's been eliminated from consideration.

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by tzadik
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Economic Downturn: Which US Airline(s) Most at Risk
Replies: 45
Views: 6547

Re: Next Economic Downturn: Which US Airline(s) Most at Risk

Anyone that seriously thinks NK is the most vulnerable in the event of an economic downturn is simply playing into that very tired vanity of thought that NK is some how beneath them. The lowest CASM in the country and a tightly organized operation without gobs of overhead that as a previous poster m...

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by tzadik
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2347

Re: West Coast Yields

I'm not cherry picking anything nor am I making assumptions. I'm asking a question based off information I was given and have read. If you disagree that intra-west coast flights are lower yielding than their east coast counterparts thats fine and I welcome the opinion but I would appreciate it if y...

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by tzadik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2347

Re: West Coast Yields

You’re cherry picking routes to create a generalization. NK probably didn’t make money on SEA-LAX — NK seems to be struggling in SEA, probably a derivative of the intense war between DL & AS, as DL seeks to establish its hub. NK’s cancelled plenty of routes further east, including DFW-BOS and M...

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by tzadik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2347

Re: West Coast Yields

SEA is no where even close to competing ij the reigns of NYC, CHI, etc. I thought NYC-WAS-BOS was a better comparison, but I believe BOS is still a larger business market than SEA. Overall, while simplistic, I feel much of the reason the West is known as lower-yielding is that LCCs have historicall...

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by tzadik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2347

Re: West Coast Yields

Keep in mind that the West tends to have much lower barriers to entry than the East. Even the biggest airports like LAX, SEA and SFO rarely have had trouble accommodating new entrants and/or incumbent expansion. The only slot-restricted airports are LGB and SNA, and even those airports have more or...

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by tzadik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2347

Re: West Coast Yields

Keep in mind that the West tends to have much lower barriers to entry than the East. Even the biggest airports like LAX, SEA and SFO rarely have had trouble accommodating new entrants and/or incumbent expansion. The only slot-restricted airports are LGB and SNA, and even those airports have more or...

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by tzadik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2347

Re: West Coast Yields

To be fair I get where you are coming from, frankfurt to dortmund is fairly low yielding, Bristol to Chester as well, Nantes to toulouse, Izmir to Istanbul, most flights in and out of Urumqi and the same goes for Mumbai. I think its just western places of countries just have low yields. Must be a t...

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by tzadik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2347

West Coast Yields

I'm sure this has been discussed before but I couldn't really find my answers. Why exactly do intra west coast routes seemingly produce lower yields? I don't have specific numbers but I've read numerous articles that have cited low yielding routes as reasons for airlines canceling west coast flying ...

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by tzadik
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 18330

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Perhaps an order for NK. I know they're planning on some serious growth.

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