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by thedetroitpole
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta began Warsaw?
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

What would happen if Delta began Warsaw?

Undoubtedly, Delta has an international network hole with Poland. While Air France and KLM offer connections to many Polish cities, they do not offer nearly the same offerings as United does with Lufthansa and LOT to many interior cities in Poland. I transit in Frankfurt with Lufthansa, my family pr...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 11178

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

I think Grand Rapids should be a good candidate for LAX in the future. It seems that LAX is the most hypothetical addition to the GRR service on the West Coast. Delta, however, does not serve yet Salt Lake City.

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by thedetroitpole
Wed May 08, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3357

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

3 days car rental = $600.00 $200.00/ day.....really :confused: :?: Well...SUV plus taking their insurance. I suppose some could get it for $400.00 or less :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: We have returned to Detroit after a short holiday in Orlando. We paid very cheap flights on Spirit. With an auto r...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue May 07, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 14519

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

I recently took my family from Poland on a holiday to Orlando and they love the airport! I think they were more excited about the airport as opposed to the activities we did. They much like Spirit as well, it was a full flight to Detroit, very fun and fast A321.

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by thedetroitpole
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 96773

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Frankfurt has many self tagging stations for LH which is something I would enjoy seeing at US airports. I used WOW a few times to transit to WAW, it was a really nice and easy transit. I really hope that FI can pick up where WOW has left off. At least, they have a market that is already present and...

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by thedetroitpole
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17850

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

JFK, IAD and SFO as well, along with various European cities Can we expect Icelandair to pick up the slack at DTW and BWI before summers end just like Transavia did from AMS. Detroit seems something that could be interesting. Fortress hub, geographical location and slowly recovering economy. Icelan...

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by thedetroitpole
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 96773

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Frankfurt has many self tagging stations for LH which is something I would enjoy seeing at US airports. I used WOW a few times to transit to WAW, it was a really nice and easy transit. I really hope that FI can pick up where WOW has left off. At least, they have a market that is already present and ...

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by thedetroitpole
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 156322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Whilst we are on the topic of immigration in this region, I am a Polish immigrant to the Detroit. Polish praise Detroit back in Poland, it seems like many less people are immigrating out of Poland because there is no turmoil to escape. Travel between Detroit and Poland is heavily leisure. Most of us...

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by thedetroitpole
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 156322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

About the comment, regarding landscaping at the north end of the airport, I agree. With nothing there it tends to look a bit ugly. The south entrance is what needs some tender, love, and care. I was very disappointed upon arrival. The signs that are up at the north end look spectacular I must admit....

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by thedetroitpole
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 156322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

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Yet another development that will again move the city of Detroit forward. https://www.freep.com/story/money/perso ... 832827002/

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by thedetroitpole
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I am though, very appreciative of WOW adding Keflavik service. I wished they would have allowed a connection to Warsaw.

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by thedetroitpole
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Guys, the poster you're responding to is still in middle school - just ignore him. September is low season into MCO (and the only time of the year Disney heavily discounts its hotel rate). Once upon of time you could get really, really cheap airfares but now ALL airlines, Including DL, reduce servi...

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by thedetroitpole
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Why are there so many flights between Detroit and Orlando? As I am still fairly new to the Detroit area, I would like for us to come together and explain why there are so many flights between Detroit, Michigan and Orlando, Florida? I have came prepared with sources and information we can benefit fro...

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by thedetroitpole
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

London, is a strange market from Detroit. Perhaps, a Low Cost Carrier is probably the best direction to turn, reason being is; the connection opportunities to destinations that are not likely to be served nonstop can grow, or be stimulated. For example, DTW to BCN may not be able to have a nonstop f...

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by thedetroitpole
Sat May 27, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

My cousin, has recently flew from London to Detroit on Delta and explained to me how his trip went. He told me that even a 767-300 was fairly empty for a Monday. While the Detroit region has plenty of ties with London, what could be causing people to choose alternative travel options? It does not lo...

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by thedetroitpole
Sun May 21, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I just purchased my flight from Detroit to Warsaw on Lufthansa via Frankfurt, it will be aboard the Queen herself, the Boeing 747-400. I really would like to know, how LOT could potentially become interested in Detroit. I am interested in learning, how it could possibly be feasible, because, of cour...

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by thedetroitpole
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

why are you encouraging spirit service when you work for another airline? Perhaps conflict of interest? I do not work at LOT Polish, yet I support their service 120 percent from DTW, should I get fired or in trouble at my job for wanting service on another airline to a destination I transit to near...

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by thedetroitpole
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 12276

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

Well from what I have understood is that DL plans to use the A350 on current routes from LAX and future routes from SEA. Its a rumor that the introduction flight will be ATL-LAX. But on regular use, the aircraft is to replace many 777 routes such as LAX-SYD LAX-PVG LAX-HND The 777's are to be mainl...

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by thedetroitpole
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 38043

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Hourly 380 service to DTW, BOS, and MIA! You strike again with a useless comment that has nothing to do but dawg your lest favorite cities, at least, that's what it looks like in other posts. No worries flymco, at least you are not butt hurt when a constructive idea is brought up about potential se...

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by thedetroitpole
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

NK extended the booking schedule and we have gotten OAK, MYR, BOS and MSP into November, I think this year NK will do MSP year round for sure, I'm not sure about BOS, OAK is too new to tell but it's already been upgauge to an A321 this summer, and MYR has no chance of staying through the holiday se...

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by thedetroitpole
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

If GM sells Opel to Peugeot it has very negative implications to DTW ever getting a flight to Poland. Of course given the limited existing traffic to Poland, the extensive GM facilities/business traffic in Poland could be the main source of interest by airlines. It has been sold but it think that s...

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by thedetroitpole
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I agree the SJO doesn't make sense as an add by DL, at least not if they can only get 2x day to work at ATL with better connecting geography. Has there ever been service from DTW to MAD? To me, that route I have always found interesting. DTW is in good position to connect the Delta network geograph...

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by thedetroitpole
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I agree the SJO doesn't make sense as an add by DL, at least not if they can only get 2x day to work at ATL with better connecting geography. Has there ever been service from DTW to MAD? To me, that route I have always found interesting. DTW is in good position to connect the Delta network geograph...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

What are your opinions on Avianca to BOG or Copa to PTY for Central and South American connections? Copa could fill a 737-700 with connections and local I'm sure, and Avianca could do an A319 easily for South America. It is possible. but, DTW is not in the best location for those flights, of course...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 138516

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

What I think is strange is DL is cutting capacity to MCO next summer, by quite a bit. Per PDEW, MCO is DTW's 2nd largest market behind NYC (SWF, HPN, EWR, JFK, LGA). In years past NW and DL both could hold at least a few 757's during the summer but it will be 4x 739 2x A320. MSP, a much smaller O&a...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 101
Views: 14677

Re: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case

DTW to MEX transit begins in less than a month aboard a 737-700, I have been excited for this for a while now, I suspect next would be either Delta or Aeromexico to GDL.

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape
Replies: 96
Views: 19717

Re: E195-E2 Rollout today

I would expect an order for JetBlue, I would not be surprised if Delta purchases some too in efforts to eliminate 50 seat regional jets.

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Council International releases list of best airports for 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3260

Re: Airports Council International releases list of best airports for 2016

I am unsure as to why MSP won first place in its category, do not get me wrong, it is a great airport, but, not of that like of other airports of its caliber.

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 51
Views: 8786

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

This is good news for passengers trying to embark from the North East to Europe, the 73MAX8 can make it without any restrictions.

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by thedetroitpole
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18453

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

So we were out to dinner tonight and out of the blue the waitress asked a couple of the people at the table where they were from because of the different accents and my wife tells her she is from Poland and she then goes on to tell us her boyfriend is also Polish and how he'd love to take a trip to...

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by thedetroitpole
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion
Replies: 80
Views: 12750

Re: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion

I would say MIA, IAD, SFO and YUL have a much higher chance of getting LO's service to WAW soon. I can see DTW before SFO and probably YUL (but unfamiliar with demographics in Canada). LOT already seasonally flies to MIA I think as a charter. Detroit has probably 10 times the Polish population of M...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion
Replies: 80
Views: 12750

Re: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion

A transit between Detroit and Warsaw, in my opinion, is very imminent. Detroit still holds the third largest Polish population in the United States behind New York City Metropolitan and Chicago Metropolitan. A 787 can easily work with the VFR traffic, and some business. Another thing LOT can easily ...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18453

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

How about, instead of complaining about London service, where there is nothing we can do about it, we should talk about domestic issues and constructively put the puzzle together. We have markets like Jacksonville that peak around 250 passengers each way and there is only a transit on a one time dai...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18453

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

Why is London only going to be ten weekly flights this summer? I'm pretty sure that DTW deserves more than that... :banghead: Why do people always complain about London being flown ten times a week? Why not be happy that Detroit even has a London flight. You know British Airways will not do it, or ...

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by thedetroitpole
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18453

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

Why is London only going to be ten weekly flights this summer? I'm pretty sure that DTW deserves more than that... :banghead: Why do people always complain about London being flown ten times a week? Why not be happy that Detroit even has a London flight. You know British Airways will not do it, or ...

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by thedetroitpole
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Delta launching SEA-SIN
Replies: 37
Views: 7512

Re: Possibility of Delta launching SEA-SIN

klm617 wrote:
LOL people on this forum once again talking about SIN-ATL incase you guys don't know Detroit is Delta's gateway to the eastern United States for Asia so if anything it would be DTW-SIN
Why? Weak market compared to Atlanta.

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by thedetroitpole
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is is possible for DL to resume DTW-HKG? Begin DTW-MNL?
Replies: 52
Views: 5577

Re: Is is possible for DL to resume DTW-HKG? Begin DTW-MNL?

There is nothing more that I hate than seeing posts like this.

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by thedetroitpole
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18453

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

georgiabill wrote:
With size of WN'S OAK operation it would be worth trying it if only a seasonal service.
I do not think so, Southwest has almost no desire to grow at Detroit.

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by thedetroitpole
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18453

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

iFlyDTW wrote:
Just got the email, OAK and SEA will be added by NK this May.
Interestingly enough, Seattle would always have been on my radar since the day it opened for Spirit, Oakland is not surprising since you are connecting two technological areas together,

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by thedetroitpole
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18453

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

wenders825 wrote:
looks like Lufthansa is doing a summer upgauge! going 744 02jul-29sep

from routes online...
LH442 FRA1000 – 1240DTW 744
LH443 DTW1550 – 0540+1FRA 744

great news
I have booked my return to Warsaw on Lufthansa this July, I look forward to my ride on a 747!

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by thedetroitpole
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18453

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

LOT announces WAW (2x weekly 788) This, I can agree on for sure. I embarked back to Warsaw and had a miserable time connecting through Toronto, I will not do the Air Canada/LOT transit anymore. In the gate area, there were at least 3 Detroit families traveling to Poland for the New Year, and are ti...

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by thedetroitpole
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico announces DTW/MEX
Replies: 30
Views: 3247

Re: Aeromexico announces DTW/MEX

klm617 wrote:
lavalampluva wrote:
The WCAA get's no credit for this one either as it was a given just like AS and B6.
Well Aeromexico could have chosen Atlanta or Minneapolis over Detroit, it is a great job on their part.

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by thedetroitpole
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27824

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Other than Zantop why has YIP never became a real freight hub so to speak like RFD,CVG,SDF,TOL,IND, FWA, LCK or ILN I understand that some of these have closed but they were tried you would think with the space available there and all the automotive freight that it would attract a freight company t...

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by thedetroitpole
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27824

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Korean has no need to operate Seoul as the A350 is only a slight reduction, it is actually a possibility if Delta can create a joint venture, same thing with China Eastern. It is great that American is coming in three times daily to Miami, let us see how Delta reacts either by adding a third flight ...

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by thedetroitpole
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27824

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Delta has changed their equipment on Detroit to Seoul next fall to a 777. This is a possible indication of an A350.

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by thedetroitpole
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?
Replies: 122
Views: 15072

Re: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?

Minneapolis in my opinion would be the perfect airport for Alaska to make a middle America hub at, though, they would have to compete with Delta, it makes the most sense. If Grand Rapids could support a hub operation, it would be a great location too, but for some reason, Minneapolis catches my eye ...

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by thedetroitpole
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27824

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Is there any news on the completion of the Spirit maintenance hangar? Also, iFlyDTW sir, I believe the rumors you are hearing over at Spirit are false, you may see a new route but it is not likely because you have seen upgauging in aircraft size or increased frequency on current routes. The only thi...

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by thedetroitpole
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27824

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

When someone refers to the term, "shelving", it simply means they have stored service for a later date. If Aeromexico has shelved this service, it is like shelving a book, you have it but you have to finish other books before reading a new one.

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by thedetroitpole
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27824

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Even with Delta flying their A350 to Detroit first, that should mean something. Yes, the 747 is going away, but you're going to see a few new, shiny birds here with the 737-900 playing a large presence, as well as scheduled A321 service and the first A350 base, and you know for sure that the A330neo...

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by thedetroitpole
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to go long-haul from Dusseldorf in 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Re: Norwegian plans to go long-haul from Dusseldorf in 2018

Maybe they could bring back DTW-DUS The only reason Northwest started that route was due to connecting traffic... If they couldn't make a B757 work, I doubt Norwegian could. That was a whole different stage compared to now, a once weekly flight would certainly work, I personally know several famili...

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