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by SeaDoo
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7498

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

Those living in Vancouver would probably find a much better deal flying out of PAE instead of BLI. I think, without traffic, you are looking at an extra hour drive, plus the more expensive parking, starting at $20 a day at PAE. With weekday afternoon traffic, you could easily be looking at a minimu...

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by SeaDoo
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7498

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

Those living in Vancouver would probably find a much better deal flying out of PAE instead of BLI. I think, without traffic, you are looking at an extra hour drive, plus the more expensive parking, starting at $20 a day at PAE. With weekday afternoon traffic, you could easily be looking at a minimu...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

What does "ISC Africa and GCC" mean? Thanks in advance ISC = Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_subcontinent GCC = Gulf cooperation council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) https://en....

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

Turkish Airlines has officially opened for sale an additional 3 weekly nonstop flights to Washington DC from Istanbul effective 27Apr-20. Frequencies go up from daily to 10 weekly being operated by the B789. The additional flights are scheduled to ensure that connection times from ISC Africa and GC...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is (realistically) next for SEA?
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: What is (realistically) next for SEA?

Unless it is less than daily, I wouldn't count on QANTAS to do both Brisbane and Sydney anytime soon. Possibly one or the other, or less than daily service. My money would be they don't expand to Seattle anytime soon, but I would be happy to be wrong.

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by SeaDoo
Fri May 31, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5/31 International Flight Attendant's Day
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: 5/31 International Flight Attendant's Day

Yeah. Thank you flight attendants for serving us.

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by SeaDoo
Sat May 18, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

It will never happen, but I'd love to see a route from Wenatchee to Fresno, so people could go from EAT to FAT. Good one. When I start reading Wenatchee to Fresno I thought you were going to imply that there are a lot of people traveling from Central Washington to California, or possibly use Fresno...

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by SeaDoo
Sat May 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 7034

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

From N809FR: What’s with people on here assuming anyone has the time or desire to go one of the mega posts and read through every page? I agree. As an example someone started a new thread on what HND flights DL had been awarded. That was locked and people were supposed to post on a thread that I thi...

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by SeaDoo
Sat May 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

wedgetail737 wrote:
I’ll believe when I see it.


I agree. United hasn't even announced EAT-SFO. The only schedule commercial passenger flights from EAT are on AS to SEA.

I think JetSuiteX to BFI has better potential.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE
Replies: 32
Views: 4306

Re: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE

Also, thanks for posting this new information

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by SeaDoo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE
Replies: 32
Views: 4306

Re: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE

Island county is Whidbey and Camano Islands

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by SeaDoo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/31/3019:AV Pulls More Routes;DL Drops SLC-ELP;G4 Adds Intl?;UA Bulks Up 2nd Tier SFO Transcons
Replies: 96
Views: 14027

Re: OAG Changes 3/31/3019:AV Pulls More Routes;DL Drops SLC-ELP;G4 Adds Intl?;UA Bulks Up 2nd Tier SFO Transcons

As always, thanks enilria for the Sunday updates. I realize not every airline has a presence in every market, but it seems odd to me that DL is again going back to only having ELP accessible via ATL. Obviously I am wrong, but it seems like they should be able to make able to make at least one flight...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Q1 All New US Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2014

Re: Q1 All New US Routes

https://www.heraldnet.com/business/weve ... r-service/
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I believe Alaska is going to fly 4 round trips between PAE and PDX.

https://www.heraldnet.com/business/weve ... r-service/

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by SeaDoo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11511

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

I read the whole thread. I think I only saw one comment about the pilot losing his job. Is that the inevitable outcome for a mistake like this? No, he might get disciplined by the airline, but doubtful he loses his job. Safe to safe he is no longer in the FFDO program however. Thanks for your respo...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to MSY imminent?
Replies: 61
Views: 11471

Re: Air France to MSY imminent?

What do you think for frequency and gauge?

Totally speculating as an armchair CEO, maybe 5 weekly on A330 or 3 or 4 weekly on a B787.

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by SeaDoo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11511

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

I read the whole thread. I think I only saw one comment about the pilot losing his job. Is that the inevitable outcome for a mistake like this?

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by SeaDoo
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34176

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

I talked to the mayor earlier today. She said not counting press interviews, it only took five minutes to check in and get through security. She said the terminal is very nice, like a lodge or fancy hotel. I realize there were only 3 flights today, but hopefully they can maintain the easy quick chec...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3525

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

I agree with getting rid of airports named after politicians. Maybe there are some examples that merit such recognition, but none I can think of off the top of my head. We can start with getting rid of Ted Stevens at ANC.

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by SeaDoo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7756

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

I just flew United 737 LAX to ITO and it has about only 30-50 passengers on it. That is why I think that A220 might be a better fit for Hawaii destinations like ITO, KOA and LIH. Of course HNL and OGG can handle much bigger passenger loads and multiple daily flights to LAX Could you see a A220 on H...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7756

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

It’s fully capable of making the flight but the aircraft is just too small. The smallest aircraft you will see to Hawaii as of now will be an A320. If the casm matches the 737-800, in what way is it "too small" for some thinner routes? I could see quite a few thin routes that need shortfi...

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by SeaDoo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7756

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

I would like to see someone use it for flights from PAE, but alas that seems unlikely.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34176

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Flights start just in time for anyone who wants to fly in to see the 777X rollout. March is a very noteworthy month for this low-volume airport. My first potential trip from PAE would be in April. There's no direct flights to where I'll be going, but I don't think there are from SEA, either. Where ...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Employee Struck by Lightning at Little Rock Airport (LIT)
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: UPS Employee Struck by Lightning at Little Rock Airport (LIT)

Wishing him the best of luck at a healthy recovery.

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by SeaDoo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34176

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Flights start just in time for anyone who wants to fly in to see the 777X rollout. March is a very noteworthy month for this low-volume airport. My first potential trip from PAE would be in April. There's no direct flights to where I'll be going, but I don't think there are from SEA, either. Where ...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 147
Views: 13010

Re: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)

Here is the schedule: https://www.heraldnet.com/business/weve-compiled-timetables-for-paine-field-passenger-service/ Alaska was going to start the first flight in less than 2 weeks, but due to the federal government shutdown, that date has been pushed back. United was planning on starting flights at...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 147
Views: 13010

Re: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)

Soon Paine Field (PAE) in Everett will be opening. United Airlines will be offering I think 6 flights to SFO x 4 and DEN x 2. Alaska will be offering flights to SFO, SJC, LAX, SNA, SAN, PHX, LAS and PDX. I believe for Alaska it is 4 flights a day to SFO and LAX, 3 flights a day to PDX, 2 flights a d...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34176

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

At the start of the year I thought of staring a thread for PAE for 2019, including doing a timetable on the flights. Haven't got around to it yet, but here the local newspaper did what I intended to do. https://www.heraldnet.com/nl-weeklybusiness/weve-compiled-timetables-for-paine-field-passenger-se...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20787

Re: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel

Every whisper I'm hearing is consistent. Lots of "round robin" type flights to maximize loads and also offer interisland. Example: OAK-HNL(crew swap)-KOA-SMF as one option, then SMF-KOA(crew swap)-HNL-OGG-HNL-KOA-HNL-OGG(crew swap)-SMF... and so on. That's probably the only way to make Hi...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 17479

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

I'm surprised we're not talking more about the 787-8 to ANC. That's a lot of seats up north, and DFW is located pretty far south, in the contiguous US. What I mean is, if one were traveling from IND to ANC, would one rather go IND-DFW-ANC on AA or IND-MSP-ANC on Delta (or a similar itinerary throug...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX
Replies: 99
Views: 15307

Re: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX

Alaska Sale Prices at PAE vs SEA Alaska often times has selected routes on sale. Often times on Tuesdays a new sale comes out for the week. Sometimes they are shorter. A little while back when AS announced their schedule from PAE, they had a two day sale. Since then, PAE, hasn't been listed in fare ...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 7209

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

Pretty different than Cuba. The demand in the case of PAE already exists, it's just going via SEA and to a much smaller extent via BLI. I think this is pretty much spot on. There might be someone who doesn't want the hassle of SeaTac that takes an extra trip from a more convenient airport, but I th...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX
Replies: 99
Views: 15307

Re: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX

Quoting BA, "Unfortunately that doesn't help your argument about PAE, since AS and UA, which are coming to PAE, are not low-cost carriers." Enilria makes some potentially logical arguments, but I think PAE will be a success. As BA states, these are not low cost carriers. They will be offer...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 7209

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

I am assuming you are implying AS gave WN something for WN's slots at PAE. If so, what do you think the exchange was for the PAE slots? From other threads, I realize I am more optimistic about PAE's success than you are. I was surprised WN dropped out, even though they had the biggest planes and are...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Carriers at USA Airports in 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2437

Re: International Carriers at USA Airports in 2018

9+ flights is an odd threshold. You got me thinking what the minimum should. Obviously it is subjective, but I probably would have guessed at least 52 as that would cover an average of once a week service.

Thanks for the list.

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by SeaDoo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24502

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

For someone who typically flies in coach, my experience has been DL has been better than AA in service at least since September 11th.

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by SeaDoo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbahn
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Re: Airbahn

Sounds suspicious. I would not wager on long term success, or perhaps even getting off the ground.

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by SeaDoo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20227

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

Let's hope you're right, since WN would turn BFI into another DAL or MDW very quickly. PAE isn't governed by King County or the Port Authority of Seattle at least. With what land? There's no way they could do much more than what's happening at PAE, BFI is already bursting at the seams. Not to menti...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska starts Saver Fares
Replies: 19
Views: 2185

Alaska starts Saver Fares

Alaska appears to have started saver fares with no seat assignments or limited seat assignments before the gate and possibly other restrictions. https://www.alaskaair.com/content/deals/flights?int=_AS_HERO_-prodID:FareSales&lid=hp:homepage-viewOffers The savings are somewhat significant, but unf...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ineptitude in IRROPS
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Ineptitude

Not wishing to defend a routinely bad customer experience but it’s not their first day and have probably learned to avoid details as it just either scares or confuses people. As for not being honest about the length of the delay, it’s not unreasonable to think that it might be possible to organise ...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34176

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Would an AC flight to YVR be in the realm of possibilities in the future? Also looks like airport is at capacity even before opening, could they theoretically build a third gate? I wouldn't think this would he real high up. The airport is north of Seattle, somewhat at the edge of where the horrible...

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by SeaDoo
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34176

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Updates on Paine Field Commercial Passenger Service https://www.heraldnet.com/business/new-faa-report-could-clear-the-way-for-2019-airline-service/ https://www.heraldnet.com/business/what-the-airlines-are-planning-for-paine-field-in-everett/ Thanks for the link to the updates. The777Man Yeah, but h...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 8406

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

And El Paso is a nice town to live in, nice weather, very low crime, low cost living, desert scenery, beautiful sunsets, mild winters, ski resort two hours away, white sands very close and good mexican restaurants. The airport is very easy also but needs more competition to bring fares down, so thi...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 8406

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

And El Paso is a nice town to live in, nice weather, very low crime, low cost living, desert scenery, beautiful sunsets, mild winters, ski resort two hours away, white sands very close and good mexican restaurants. The airport is very easy also but needs more competition to bring fares down, so thi...

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by SeaDoo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes you thought were flown by an airline, but are not
Replies: 26
Views: 2230

Re: Routes you thought were flown by an airline, but are not

UA LAX to all kinds of places (PDX SJC CDG PEK PHL OAK) I'll never understand why UA refuses to start LAX-PDX. I am shocked by UA not flying PDX-LAX. I thought maybe they aren't mainline, but I went to Wikipedia (I know, I know...) and was shocked to see no United nor a regional flying on their beh...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5182

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

SteelChair wrote:
Western had a 767 in their paint and on the ramp outside the factory but never took delivery.


What is the story with this?

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide
Replies: 45
Views: 9147

Re: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide

Thanks for compiling this information and sharing it with us.

I wonder how much of the LHR-DOH and LHR-DXB traffic is transit vs O & D.

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by SeaDoo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major snowstorms hit parts of Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: Major snowstorms hit parts of Argentina

Thanks for sharing the pictures

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by SeaDoo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4697

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

There are many small state capitals don't have flights to NYC. Here are some off the top of my head that I don't think do: MGM-Alabama JNU-Alaska LIT-Arkansas (much closer and larger metro population then Boise) BDL-Connecticut (much closer, perhaps too close, and larger than the Boise area) Dover,...

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