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by AAflyguy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2675
Views: 348622

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Has anyone seen an update stating how many additional MAX aircraft carriers would have taken delivery of by now? I’ve seen these same months old numbers of 34 / 24 / 14 grounded aircraft for the U.S. carriers and it seems like no one is asking the question of how many more each of them would be oper...

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by AAflyguy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 70143

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Lets look at the nation's largest major tech centers in no particular order: SJC - Eliminated SFO - Capacity issues and lots of competition OAK is the obvious option in the Bay Area. Fighting just WN instead of WN, AS, and now DL at SJC, and everyone at SFO. What a novel concept, OAK. The Bay Area ...

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by AAflyguy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20089

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Yes, and said airline is looking at more than SMF service from PSP. Should do very well in the PSP market.

AAFlyGuy

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by AAflyguy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3137

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

Just checked and BNA-FLL begins 10/10/19.

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by AAflyguy
Sun May 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23475

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

DL LGB-SLC NOV 4>5[4] JAN 4>5[4] FEB 4>5[4]

Not sure if DL already had 5 slots @ LGB but, if not, this is the first reveal of how they intend to utilize one of the 4 new slots they’re getting. 5x daily E175’s.

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by AAflyguy
Fri May 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10331

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

MIflyer12, thank you for the link, a direct to the pdf: https://orlandoairports.net/site/uploads/OandD_Rank.pdf I haven't finished the math, but it looks like ATL is over half of DL's hubbing. Huh... I look at it the other way. What I’m impressed by is that ATL is 40% O&D, meaning over 40M loca...

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by AAflyguy
Sat May 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22087

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Just saw one for the first time today. Look forward to actually flying on it someday.

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by AAflyguy
Fri May 03, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6045

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

Just my antidotal observation as someone who connects through ATL on a regular basis on DL: In the FL days, they had a much more notable presence - more gates, what seemed like more aircraft on the ground during peak times, and more movements, With WN, it seems like they have a much smaller presenc...

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by AAflyguy
Fri May 03, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6045

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

I remember when some were acting as if it was the 2nd Coming when WN announced the FL acquisition. A poster on here mentioned Clark Howard. Prime example. I couldn’t believe how many people thought WN would be able to put further pressure on fares and stimulate traffic. That had already been done by...

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by AAflyguy
Thu May 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6045

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

Metro ATL is growing by roughly 100K people annually. If WN doesn’t find it lucrative enough to expand @ ATL and does more of that at BNA (which is growing nicely in population also but far lower in raw numbers than ATL), then other carriers will pick it up. Same for if they shrink and give gates ba...

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by AAflyguy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7270

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

[twoid][/twoid] Shreveport already has United service to DEN. It’s done well and has been upgraded to an E175. SHV already has Vegas and Orlando service via G4, so not much room to grow profitably. Shreveport may have service to those cities, but Frontier would hopefully bring down the fares in that...

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by AAflyguy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch
Replies: 11
Views: 3106

Re: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch

OAK can't even support YVR, let alone YEG. It's not surprising. Yeah, that’s bad news. However, OAK is very well placed to serve the S.F. market. The issue is that there is still a lack of awareness as to where OAK is located, even for U.S. residents, let alone internationally. Let OAK make a move ...

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by AAflyguy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX announces plans for new concourse
Replies: 27
Views: 4065

Re: JAX announces plans for new concourse

Good for JAX!! There are no minimum times per day use requirements for an to expansion to be warranted. There are myriad reasons why an airport may need additional gate capacity, but it is generally based on Peak Day / Peak Hour Capacity. If at the busiest time there is greater demand than there is ...

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by AAflyguy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47838

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

If the FAA hasn’t given them the actual certificate in hand, then I think what was said by Gary was appropriate. WN has decided it is not going to sell tickets until it has been given the final approval, which is now imminent. So what’s a couple more days at this point? Would have been awesome to ha...

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by AAflyguy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47838

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

since it looks like we are on the final countdown, anyone want to try and guess on what the first fare prices will be :D? I think I'm gonna try and jump on the first wknd they do SAN-OGG. My guess is that the Intro Fare is going to be $99 one-way from the four Mainland U.S. markets on whatever rout...

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by AAflyguy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3780

Re: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018

ATL has posted its 2018 totals:

Operations: 895,682, up from 880,342 (+1.74%)
Passengers: 107,394,029, up from 103,934,417 (+3.33%)

Pretty phenomenal to see that Ops only increased by 15K but Pax increased by almost 3.5M!!

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by AAflyguy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47838

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

No redeyes. Expect mid-morning departures from CA, with mid-afternoon returns from HI. OAK may see an additional departure later in the day. It's what the CA tourist market dictates. OGG-DAL airborne - https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8725 What was the rationale for running the returns all th...

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by AAflyguy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47838

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Wouldn’t a possible key to success with all this new capacity be through and connecting flights to CONUS cities without direct flights to Hawaiian destinations? Or in the case of WN, getting passengers from other airlines who would otherwise prefer WN but now can fly WN? The Southwest effect, in a ...

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by AAflyguy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47838

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

SWADawg wrote:
On its way from OGG-DAL. I wonder if this is the last validation flight they need. Formal approval tomorrow or Thursday?


There were to be 6 Validation Flights. This is #6. So, let's hope there is good news coming soon, very soon..

AAFlyGuy

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by AAflyguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47838

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Does anybody know if they plan to fly ONT-HNL too? WN does fly to ONT. They fly HNL from OAK instead of SFO, why not ONT instead of LAX? WN has about 130 flights a day @ OAK. It is a Focus City for them. SFO has about half as much service on WN. OAK makes far more sense than SFO. Connections are ju...

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by AAflyguy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3780

Re: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018

ATL will have close to 107 million passengers for 2018, which is what ORD & MDW had combined in 2018. Yes, lots more smaller planes @ ORD vs ATL. DL’s upgauging has helped ATL soar in pax. 8K fewer aircraft operations spread over 365 days equates to 22 a day on average. But there’s a difference ...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBA new service announcement 1/31/19
Replies: 51
Views: 6931

Re: SBA new service announcement 1/31/19

LF doubled down on both OAK-CEC & OAK-SBA with this announcement which was shining most brightly on SBA. Pretty good stuff for OAK, too. Awesome to see LF being successful there. Could be more in store if this new capacity is absorbed quickly.

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by AAflyguy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10604

Re: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO

OAK has a bright future, period. For all we know DY may not even exist in another couple of years if it is acquired by IAG or another suitor. If DY wants to add more markets @ OAK, it absolutely has the ability to, especially in light of BA and LEVEL discontinuing service, freeing up FIS capacity. B...

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by AAflyguy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8666

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

Interesting: UA to add two round trip flights to BCN for the Mobile World Conference. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/10/24/united-airlines-special-flight-barcelona-sfo-ual.html The article mentions that people want the service year round. Is there that much tech traffic between ...

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by AAflyguy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13853

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

[You're comparing a massive airline with an LCC-like product facing low competition against a small airline with a premium product facing heavy competition. How can you expect anything better from B6? Frankly I'm surprised B6 is doing as well as it is under the circumstances. Do we really want B6 t...

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by AAflyguy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 39
Views: 7071

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

Azores flew the A310 into OAK a few weeks ago, for what I think was their last flight of the season. Just happened to see it departing that day. Pretty cool sight.

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by AAflyguy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 20172

Re: LH closing SJC

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by AAflyguy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 11353

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

IB BCN-OAK NOV 0>0.4[0.3] DEC 0>0.4[0.3] JAN 0>0.4[0.3] FEB 0>0.4[0.3] MAR 0>0.5[0.3] APR 0>0.4[0.3] MAY 0>0.4[0.3] JUN 0>0.4[0.3] So is Level staying at OAK? It's not bookable on their website. They are jumping the Bay to SFO at the end of October. Don’t think they’re showing any additional capaci...

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by AAflyguy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 13503

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

3)I’m not sure that it is OAK on a downhill. OGG also lost some SFO and SJC frequencies. They lost Level, BA, and some DY service, although I suspect DY will grow more in time. Given what an incredible tear the past couple of years OAK and SJC were both on, something had to give. I agree, DY will c...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America
Replies: 28
Views: 4765

Re: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America

I have pics of the one & only Azores A330 @ OAK but have never posted here. Need to see how to do that.

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Artwork at ATL
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Artwork at ATL

ATL is a sprawling complex. There is an extensive and diverse art program throughout the Airport, not just in the Transportation Mall but also in both the Domestic & International Terminals as well as certain Concourses. The themes are varied, and artists are local (youth & professional) and...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7387

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

Makes sense for IAG to consolidate operations @ SFO. With BA leaving OAK at the end of the summer, it really makes no sense to keep the OAK station open for 2 weekly LEVEL flights. There is no OAK station in the sense you mean. All ground staff are from ground handling contractors, and the BA Stati...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7387

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

Press release from OAK: https://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/CAPOAK-1f5f168 Oakland International Experiencing Strong Summer Demand for Expanded Domestic and International Service East Bay Airport Will Continue Soaring as it Approaches Record Level Passenger Traffic Oakland, CA: (June 8, 20...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7387

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

Press release from OAK: https://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/CAPOAK-1f5f168 Oakland International Experiencing Strong Summer Demand for Expanded Domestic and International Service East Bay Airport Will Continue Soaring as it Approaches Record Level Passenger Traffic Oakland, CA: (June 8, 20...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7387

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

At least for the next two years, costs will be manageable. Since this is a new City pair, it falls under SFO’s subsidy program. There were significant incentives offered by OAK and accepted by LEVEL for this route. I don't think LEVEL can take even more incentives for what is essentially the same r...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7387

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

It kind of makes sense to consolidate services. OAK has been on a roll, even if BA leaves they are still in some very good times. Consolidating services with a low-cost carrier going to a high cost airport. At least for the next two years, costs will be manageable. Since this is a new City pair, it...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7387

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
It kind of makes sense to consolidate services. OAK has been on a roll, even if BA leaves they are still in some very good times.


Consolidating services with a low-cost carrier going to a high cost airport.

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by AAflyguy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7387

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

bnatraveler wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
ucdtim17 wrote:

I flew BA LGW-OAK on Monday, May 7. 89 passengers on the plane, business was wide open. Pretty hard to justify a 777 on that route.


And today the LGW-OAK flight had 200 inbound and nearly 250 outbound.

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by AAflyguy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16229

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

An interesting note is that while almost 70% of ATL’s traffic is connecting, over 30% is O&D. We are talking about roughly 35M annual passengers and that number is growing steadily as the Metro Area’s population increases and businesses continue to expand. Without a single connecting passenger, ...

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by AAflyguy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC
Replies: 24
Views: 3202

Re: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC

The logo actually is on the aircraft, just ahead of the name on the fuselage. Whether it will ever grace the tail is the question. I suspect it will eventually, especially if the brand grows further and expands to more markets.

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by AAflyguy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 76120

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

OAK-EWR returns in April after 2017 Summer service and will become daily year-round. Think that’s worth noting since it only flew for one season before the major upgrade.

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by AAflyguy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO-SEA/PDX
Replies: 23
Views: 2923

Re: RNO-SEA/PDX

There's a little place about 40min from RNO called Lake Tahoe which a lot of people really enjoy. RNO even recognized this years ago and added Tahoe to the Airport's name. A fair amount of passenger traffic there is generated by Lake Tahoe residents & visitors.

AAflyguy

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by AAflyguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 14574

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

Ya'll are speaking in past tense like the 767s are gone. Nothing further from the truth...they still FLY 767s. And the NEOs haven't even started revenue service to the mainland yet...not until next week. The 321's were not "severely" delayed. Several months, yes, but that's not a severe d...

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by AAflyguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 14574

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

Slightly OT, but what did HA use for west coast ops before the NEOs started coming in? Just the A330? HA also flew B767's Ya'll are speaking in past tense like the 767s are gone. Nothing further from the truth...they still FLY 767s. And the NEOs haven't even started revenue service to the mainland ...

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by AAflyguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 14574

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

Regarding the slot, JetBlue, recently notified airport of its intention to return air carrier slot(s) during 2018. Per policy up to 3 slots are first awarded to potential new entrant before a lottery for existing carriers. HA was sole new entrant on airports waiting list that requested the slot. Ve...

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by AAflyguy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 14574

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

LGB slots cannot be traded between carriers under any circumstances. That is simply not allowed. They can be used on a temporary basis if a carrier isn’t using their full allocation and another carrier is interested in utilizing them 6-months at a time. That’s how WN added LAS & DEN last year. B...

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by AAflyguy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 14574

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

I don’t think this flight has anything to do with connections to B6 flights. The LA-Hawaii market is huge. People would love an alternative to LAX, especially one as simple and easy as LGB. HA snags lots of business from the Orange County market by establishing itself @ LGB, halfway to LAX. If servi...

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by AAflyguy
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5423

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

This situation will improve once construction is completed in the FIS, which will be in December. There is a hardstand parking position immediately adjacent to the FIS which will once again be available, though it only helps on arrivals, not departures. However, CBP will need to become more flexible...

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by AAflyguy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5423

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

friendlyskies22 wrote:
Re: OAK, what's happening with the old World 747 hangar?


It is gone by 2020 if not sooner..

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by AAflyguy
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When (and where) will AA Finally Consolidate Ops @ ATL?
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: When (and where) will AA Finally Consolidate Ops @ ATL?

The extension of T-North was just finalized last year as part of ATL Next, the latest Master Plan ($6B). It is not a quick or easy solution, because it requires a lot of relocation and rebuilding of existing facilities, so it will be 3-years or so before it is completed. Thought I read something rec...

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