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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60418

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I posted in a different subforum, but no response so I'll try here... Sky Harbor's website has a small but cool photo of hot air balloons lined up on the runway for the 50th Anniversary celebration in 1985: https://www.skyharbor.com/about/Information/History/75Years/EmployeeMemories Does anyone have...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of WN adding MDW-MKE, PHX-TUS, and/or BWI-PHL/RIC nonstop service?
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Any possibility of WN adding MDW-MKE, PHX-TUS, and/or BWI-PHL/RIC nonstop service?

I think it depends a lot on how successful the current Denver experiments (including COS, HDN, and MTJ) prove to be. If those end up being profitable uses of the planes, then the others you list are likely targets, at least until robust point-to-point demand returns.

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Photos of PHX Hot Air Balloons on Sky Harbor Runway
Replies: 0
Views: 1360

Photos of PHX Hot Air Balloons on Sky Harbor Runway

https://www.skyharbor.com/about/Informa ... eeMemories

Does anyone have better/more photos of this event? Or know where to find?

Thanks!
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Sky Harbor's website has small but cool photo of hot air balloons lined up on the runway for the 50th Anniversary celebration in 1985: https://www.skyharbor.com/about/Informa ... eeMemories

Does anyone have better/more photos of this event? Or know where to find?

Thanks!

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4461
Views: 679376

Re: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico

Are they banking on demand from gas exploration? (It can't be coal.) Are they excited just to burn money thru the allowed FAA guarantee/subsidy period? I understand people may be happy to save the 50-mile drive to DRO, but DRO-DEN is showing 8x on an October Tuesday. Frequency to a hub has a lot of...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 15066

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020

Thanks for posting this, @enilria ! AA CID-PHX NOV 0>0.4[0] DEC 0>1.0[0.4] AA FAR-PHX NOV 0>0.4[0] DEC 0>1.0[0.5] AA GRR-PHX NOV 0>0.4[0] DEC 0>1.0[0.5] AA MSN-PHX NOV 0>0.4[0.3] DEC 0>1.0[0.5] AA MSY-PHX NOV 0>0.4[0] DEC 0>1.0[0.5] Of course, we don't really know what next winter is going to bring,...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 45
Views: 11032

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

I appreciate the moderators' efforts, and as others have said I also stop following excessively long threads. I totally get trying to strike a balance, and generally applaud that effort. But I think a potentially important rule of thumb could be "if the title of the merged thread isn't going t...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 12084

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

This is very much a subsidized route -- and i suspect is partially being funded by the war between Alterra Mountain Company (and its IKON Passes) and Vail Resorts (and the Epic Pass). Steamboat regularly sends emails advertising the non-stop JetBlue flights from BOS -- along with discounts to stay ...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140907

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I bet they definitely found loopholes... in the announcment it says AS will start codesharing AA intl flights out of SEA and LAX. I was gonna say. Without AS being able to codeshare on the AA intl flights out of SEA, what would be the point? That makes zero sense to announce a huge tie-up and AS en...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140907

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

No way. That’ll complicate things. However, AA and AS are going to codeshare, and when you book it with the AS* code, then it earns as if it were an AS-operates flight in terms of EQM, bonuses, etc. That is what will make rates more favorable. The terms of the settlement in USA vs. Alaska & Vir...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140907

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

No way. That’ll complicate things. However, AA and AS are going to codeshare, and when you book it with the AS* code, then it earns as if it were an AS-operates flight in terms of EQM, bonuses, etc. That is what will make rates more favorable. The terms of the settlement in USA vs. Alaska & Vir...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60418

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Not to mention it seems when it comes to Vegas tourism adverts the Grand Canyon is usually one of the main selling points other than Vegas itself. I'm sure Phoenix does this, but seems they need to up the ante somehow. During the summer, at least, Grand Canyon Village is essentially over capacity, ...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: California cities w/out commercial air service?
Replies: 40
Views: 3273

Re: California cities w/out commercial air service?

I agree that most of these cities wouldn't particularly benefit from new air service, but it's a pretty good list so far. VCV doesn't have passenger facilities, but the Victor Valley is similar in population to Lancaster/Palmdale. It's close enough to ONT to make commercial service unlikely in the n...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13959

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

I don't think your data is relevant to making the legal argument I am suggesting (of course, it also makes false equivalencies). The point is that if WN views the NYC market (all airports, the same as it views DFW/DAL) then DL had a strong argument that WN really doesn't want the slots as if it did...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13959

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

If you know anything about WS, and most don't, you need to understand how fiercely independent that company is. There is no conceivable scenario in which Delta could coerce WS to use those 8 slots for anything but to operate LGA-YYZ. Having WS not operating LGA-YYZ would be as inconceivable as Sout...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 45
Views: 11032

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

I appreciate the moderators' efforts, and as others have said I also stop following excessively long threads. I totally get trying to strike a balance, and generally applaud that effort. But I think a potentially important rule of thumb could be "if the title of the merged thread isn't going to...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Underserved US TATL Markets
Replies: 35
Views: 7684

Re: Most Underserved US TATL Markets

Thanks, Midwestindy, for sharing this thought-provoking graphic! After looking at it closely, my two burning questions were 1) Who's flying transatlantic from Fairbanks (Condor, seasonally to Frankfurt is the answer there) and 2) Where does this Justin Meyer work? (with guesses Kansas City or Charle...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 6363

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

this thread made me wonder how small cities like TRC and DGO have service from at least one of the US3 and/or AM to the US yet others like CUL barely have any n/s service to the US Generally tourism supports most of the flights from the US to smaller Mexican airports. And segment distance matters, ...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 16339

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

Well I think you are right. DAL is up in the air. Even with some stuff continuing they may well just shut it. They need to do a deal to sell the gate access to DL. I asked that AS fan guy to post proof they can’t do that. I don’t think he did or I didn’t see it. I don't know the terms of the Alaska...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon May 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 8693

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

AA HMO-PHX DEC 1.0>1.5[1.0] JAN 1.0>2[1.0] FEB 1.0>2[1.0] In DEC AA starts 1x PHX-CUU in addition to 3x DFW, now a 2nd HMO not served from its largest hub. Beside O&D most traffic is probably ex CA? Kudos to the business and government reps from both AZ and Sonora who have been focused for the ...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Q1 All New US Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: Q1 All New US Routes

Nice work--great resource!

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 193622

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

As a a San Diego local, I am wondering too when AS is going to pull the trigger on San-Phx flights as well as San-Lax flights. Phx has always been a huge hole in their network from SAN and if they could connect SAN origin traffic to their LAX network - that would open up a lot more opportunities fo...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence
Replies: 13
Views: 1655

Re: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence

Agree with these comments. Southwest dominates, but AA's Phoenix hub was built to a large extent on connecting people from across the country to California; DL through Salt Lake and UA through Denver do the same, to some extent. Alaska's been building up nonstop service in the region. Even Sun Count...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?
Replies: 60
Views: 7899

Re: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?

If some of the rosier growth projections hold true (more than 12 million people in the Phoenix-Tucson area by 2050, for example: http://www.america2050.org/arizona_sun_corridor.html ), I think the area is likely to see nonstop service to Asia. But I don't think it's coming within the next couple yea...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 14253

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

...It may be a little disingenuous of AS to say this was approved by regulators. Here's why. The structure of a 10 year lease is peculiar. I can only really think of one reason to do it, DOT/FAA have not reviewed slot leases. If you look back they have never required any kind of offering to smaller...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 4325

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

Thats a lot of co-located airports, but remember the criteria was - 100,000,000+ passengers per year. Many on this list dont come close to that number. Very true. And I think it's helpful to look at that original list... LA, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, London, Paris, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, &...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 26219

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

LAX-EZE is long overdue. It's crazy that there are absolutely zero connection from West Coast to Buenos Aires (with the furthest west being DFW). I don't think this flight is about adding connections nearly as much as serving O&D demand. From Arizona, Nevada, or the Pacific NW, DFW or IAH are m...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 15677

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

Those DAL gates still belong to AA, don't they? I'd assume that the sublease contract bars AS from selling them. None of the "insiders" I talk to thinks they can't be sold, only that DOT would have to approve the sale. I think DL would be approved. Selling them to WN would not...hopefully...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 15677

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

FRANKLY, there is no way DAL is doing better than SFO. They just know they can't hold the gates at DAL if they shrink further. They should just sell DAL to DAL (Delta), getting out of the losses, getting some cash, and freeing up planes and pilots for other things. Those DAL gates still belong to A...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TSE (Astana) Become The New KEV for Europe-Asia Low Cost Flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: Could TSE (Astana) Become The New KEV for Europe-Asia Low Cost Flights?

There's a lot working against Astana here. Many have already been mentioned. But also... there's a definite attraction for flyers to have one relatively short flight and one very long flight, instead of two similarly long flights. You've got a much better chance to get a good rest on a 10+ hour flig...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 11619

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

If AA/OW are actually interested I n making ALL of there hubs large and feasible, I'm sure PHX could have flights to Tokyo and Hong Kong at least, but thats not gonna happen any time time AA seems focused on making all their hubs feasible (profitable), with little interest in meeting anyone's arbit...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 11619

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

I agree with the many folks who have commented that low demand is the driving reason for the scarcity of international service to PHX. Nonetheless, something's going to need to change in the next few years: the 747s are on their way out at BA. I guess there's some chance they might upgauge to the A3...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20919

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Could either the CS100 or A318 make it from LCY to refuel in YHZ, YOW, BGR, or something else within La Guardia's perimter? If a business traveler could save time at both ends of the flight (for those closer to LCY & LGA than to LHR & JFK), it would seem like a good possibility.

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC
Replies: 105
Views: 18141

Re: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC

I don't see WN throwing a fit over these AA adds. WN competes directly with AA on DFW/DAL and ORD/MDW already. WN likely understands that PHX-OKC isn't a market one would start a fare war on over 1 RJ that will likely only market to connecting traffic and some small O&D on the PHX end. Not wort...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC
Replies: 105
Views: 18141

Re: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC

OKC is pretty much the same distance from PHX as SAT and AUS, and those two appear to perform fine. I think the bigger problem may have been that US was never a major player in OKC. AA, on the other hand, has longstanding strength in that market, and should do better with OKC point of sale. In that...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 8174

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

I'm not surprised at all at AS adding SEA-PIT. What's left? Maybe a few more viable markets. US did up to 3x or 4x daily SEA-PIT back around 1999. They had one PHL non-stop back then. What's nexr for AS? CLT? CMN? CVG? CLE? BDL? Not a lot left that they don't already serve. Assuming you meant CMH n...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?
Replies: 27
Views: 3742

Re: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?

Here’s a quick example, my hometown airport is CAE and right now has the following daily flights plus a few more that I left off in the best interest of time. - Thanks! How can I answer this without seeing the whole flight list? You're not explaining the whole picture. :confused: EDIT: Off the top ...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 7440

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

Many in this forum will not recall but a long time ago AA had MRTC and that was definitely a competitive advantage. Hmmm. From everything I've heard, the extra space in coach initiatives were pretty much disastrous for both AA and TWA. A large majority of coach passengers would just go with whateve...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 8174

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

Definitely a win for PIT! And I think a win for AS as well... launching after Labor Day means they can try it and get several months of data at pretty much 0 opportunity cost before deciding whether to continue service over the summer (when there will be an opportunity cost). With AS claiming the su...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 12858

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

Thanks for posting this, enilria! AA PHX-LBB JAN 1.0>1.8 FEB 1.0>2 MAR 1.0>2 APR 1.0>2 MAY 1.0>2 JUN 1.0>2 AA PHX-MAF JAN 1.0>1.8 FEB 1.0>2 MAR 1.0>2 APR 1.0>2 MAY 1.0>2 JUN 1.0>2 Comparing random dates in October and March, looks like PHX-LBB goes from 1 daily CRJ-700 each way to 2 daily CRJ-900s e...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 6099

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

PDX-PTY or similar. I'm going to use the PDX-MEX flight in December, but now that AeroMexico is ending partnership with Alaska... an easier way to get to Central and South America would be nice. Especially, again, to secondary cities. For many spots in Central & South America, connecting via IA...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 8435

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Modern society LOVES to tell other people what to do. It's one of the highest forms of idiocy on display each day. If you guys want to run charity airline flights for people, start an airline! Donate your life savings to subsidize ticket prices or something! Donate all your airmiles to charity toda...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 89172

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Portland's still being used as part of the SEA catchment especially for international. It's also being used by the majors domestically to pump up their hubs. That's fine for smaller cities, but PDX has outgrown that for several unserved/underserved routes. All I'm suggesting is shuffling and adding...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12862

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Agree with this whole post, and especially this last bit. Well that's between the "bean counters" in corporate travel departments and the people in those corporations' HR departments who have trouble attracting or retaining people who refuse to be uncomfortable on business travel. This is ...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 89172

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

I don't know if this was mentioned further up the thread, but for 2016, here is a breakdown of international flight performance out of PDX. All look pretty healthy to me: Vancouver, Canada................190,819 Calgary, Canada.....................45,758 Agreed the international loads look pretty h...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL
Replies: 62
Views: 11860

Re: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL

While I agree that the exchange rate is the big driver in the decline in US-based airlines serving US-Canada routes, I think the effects of the post-9/11 passport requirements are still being felt, too. There's still a big chunk of the American population without passports, or with only passport car...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 43
Views: 8759

Re: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves

Original article was updated today (26 Jul) with a statement from Ryanair: “This flight from Figari to Brussels Charleroi (24 Jul) was regrettably cancelled after the inbound aircraft was unable to land at Figari due to strong winds. Affected customers were provided with refreshment vouchers and ove...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 11088

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

LIT and TUL make some sense (TUL moreso). However, with the latest Eagle additions it seems that COS, ICT, OKC, and YYC would make a bit more sense than any of these. Mainline BNA, MSY, and RDU seem to be the biggest holes and with WN cutting BNA and MSY it seems that AA could have some opportunity...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 13459

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

SAC-EGE likely profitable too. Are you hinting that WN is interested in moving their operations over to SAC from SMF sort of the way they pursued BFI? I do know SMF has one of the highest PFCs in the US, and WN *hates* high PFCs... Nah, just forgetful. But now that you mention it, the Central Valle...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 13459

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

EGE - Eagle Vail, surprised they haven't started at least seasonal service Just playing Keanu Reeves (Devil's Advocate) here...would the crowd that frequents Vail, et al for skiing be the same crowd that would choose WN? I'm not sure. Vail's built up considerable market share among the sorts of mid...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri May 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
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Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Northern Ireland is small enough that it makes more sense to look at these airports as both serving the country (1.8-1.9 million), rather than just the fraction of the country defined as Belfast city or metro. A couple points of comparison... Hawaii (the big island) has slightly more land area, abou...

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