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by flyfresno
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 67
Views: 8366

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Cointrin330 wrote:
flights from the US and Hawaii


Hawaii isn’t part of the US? ;)

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport website has posted the RFQ for the parking garage. The final design calls for 900 spaces over 3 levels. The garage will be located out next to Clinton Avenue (I thought it was initially slated to be built where the short-term parking currently is, but perhaps that was just a placeholder ...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL
Replies: 37
Views: 3490

Re: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL

Wouldn't we see RDU-AMS before CLT-AMS?

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4245

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Hardly surprising. I'm sure very few people in Europe want to fly into OAK and then schlep into the city. What flights does Norwegian still have at Oakland? And do people think they will keep those, or eventually move everything to SFO? It takes almost the exact same time to get to Embarcadero from...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5630

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

California has alot of AM presence. For example, SMF has almost daily, night service to Guadalajara. I have tried to book AA to Guadalajara from SMF and I have to go to DFW. US, before the merger, had a great early morning departure SMF with a change in PHX. DL presence in SMF is limited to LAX, AT...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5630

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

This was sort of mentioned above, but I think it depends on the city/hub you look at. UA and AA definitely have stronger service from the US to some (much) smaller markets in Mexico, many on RJ's, but if you look at other airports (say, GDL), Aeromexico and Delta combine for a significantly stronger...

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by flyfresno
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Off topic. But I love how a post from two or so hours ago still shows as "moments ago". Anyway, Why has FAT not just built new SE of current terminal then demolish current set-up? Because the mayor, part of the city council, and most of airport management is extremely fiscally conservativ...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Just noticed this: DL will have 4 flights from FAT-SLC and back next Wednesday (July 3). It’s only one day, and there will be a drop the following couple of days for the holiday, but I believe that this will be the first time in a number of years that there’s been more than 3 scheduled Delta flight...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22756

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Carnival shelved it’s airline for the same issue: damage to the brand in the event of an incident. Hahaha I find it ironic that the “Walmart” of the seas is worried about brand image. Would imagine there's more chance of someone dying in a crash on one of their rides or on the Magical Express than ...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22756

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

If they bundle the air fare with the other park amenities, they could probably get away with charging more if people are more attracted to booking literally everything under one reservation. They could essentially take you from the second you see the ticket counter at the airport you leave from unt...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22756

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

No regional airline flies an aircraft that can make LAX or even Denver (certain times of the year) from MCO. This part of the equation is probably more about buying pilots rather than aircraft. Lastly, getting to Disney World cheers people up, largely after bad airline and travel experiences. That ...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22756

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

but does an airline add enough additional revenue beyond the ticket? If they bundle the air fare with the other park amenities, they could probably get away with charging more if people are more attracted to booking literally everything under one reservation. They could essentially take you from th...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22756

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Carnival shelved it’s airline for the same issue: damage to the brand in the event of an incident. Hahaha I find it ironic that the “Walmart” of the seas is worried about brand image. HA! That’s true now, but their brand image in the 1990’s was much different. Carnival was on the cutting edge of sh...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22756

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fl...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22756

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

NW747-400 wrote:
Carnival shelved it’s airline for the same issue: damage to the brand in the event of an incident.


Hahaha I find it ironic that the “Walmart” of the seas is worried about brand image.

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22756

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fl...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 490
Views: 65269

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANFan wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Does United Express still serve Imperial?

There's a great thing called the internet that would probably answer that question in seconds.

bb


Isn’t this technically the internet? :lol:

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Just noticed this: DL will have 4 flights from FAT-SLC and back next Wednesday (July 3). It’s only one day, and there will be a drop the following couple of days for the holiday, but I believe that this will be the first time in a number of years that there’s been more than 3 scheduled Delta flights...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6230

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm assuming that Frontier and American will completely move out of boarding area "C"? Does that mean Delta will have the entire concourse to themselves? Will Alaska take ALL of Terminal 2?

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by flyfresno
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13278

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

AA BFL-DFW JAN 1.0>1.8[0] FEB 1.0>2[0] MAR 1.0>2[0.9] *AA DFW-OAK DEC 1.0>0.1[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] Pretty quick increase for BFL-DFW, it started March 3rd around the same time as MRY/SBP-DFW. And DFW-OAK has been all over the map ever since it started. IIRC, it quickly ...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

AA - I would need to double check but I believe Fresno is the largest US metropolitan area that AA does not serve from ORD. Even if just for competitive reasons they may need to consider the route. According to the OAG thread, AA is cutting RNO and BOI to ORD, and reducing PDX to ORD. That doesn’t ...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

United has been regularly upguaging Chicago from A319s to A320s and 737-700s to 737-800s. They are full or nearly full most nights. Service seems to be doing really well. Could we see a second ORD or an IAH flight next summer as a result? Anyone have numbers for European connections out of FAT? A l...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Now, here is a perfect opportunity for AA to get in and solidify its' market share at FAT. A 319 to ORD! even if a very early (6AM departure) was needed due to gate availability at ORD, it would also work for later in the day European departures as well as Midwest / some NE connections not served v...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun
Replies: 26
Views: 4351

Re: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun

GRR has been doing really well lately!

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

United has been regularly upguaging Chicago from A319s to A320s and 737-700s to 737-800s. They are full or nearly full most nights. Service seems to be doing really well. Could we see a second ORD or an IAH flight next summer as a result? Anyone have numbers for European connections out of FAT? A lo...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9712

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

While it is true that only KE and OZ exist in those three routes currently, S Korea and US have open skies and any of the US3 can start the route whenever they want. KE and OZ do indeed enjoy exclusivity on European routes like LHR, CDG and FRA though. Out of curiosity, would this allow, say, Delta...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9712

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

c933103 wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
If AY is denied rights to PUS then OZ/KE should be limited to one city in the EU. Its only fair....

Why? AY is not Korean carrier


I see where you are going, but also, more than two EU carriers operate to ICN, so it’s not really a fair comparison.

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by flyfresno
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9712

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

While it is true that only KE and OZ exist in those three routes currently, S Korea and US have open skies and any of the US3 can start the route whenever they want. KE and OZ do indeed enjoy exclusivity on European routes like LHR, CDG and FRA though. Out of curiosity, would this allow, say, Delta...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6832

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

flyinghippo wrote:
flyfresno wrote:
Aren’t a few of the JFK-SFO flights on 767s?

Maybe - but all of the days/flights I searched only had 757s


Nope, you are right. They had 1-2 767s on it at one point. That changed I guess...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6832

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

Aren’t a few of the JFK-SFO flights on 767s?

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12450

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

I never considered that DL could simply switch either or both of their remaining “interport” flights to a different Japanese metro (KIX seems most likely as has been mentioned). The question is, can they get those fifth freedom rights back? Could they compete with Singapore on a nonstop to the US (l...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5718

Re: FedEx 757’s

Maybe they will be interested in A321PCF, when they finally will get the program running. https://www.elbeflugzeugwerke.com/de/freighter-conversion/a320a321-p2f/ What do you think? What is the longest FX 757 route? Any hot and high capabilities necessary? Memphis to Tijuana has to be up there on th...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5718

Re: FedEx 757’s

My guess more 738s... they look decent: 5367317 It's a ways off anyways... the 757s are older but they still have useable life and good support in place. Interesting, had no idea they had 738s! I’m curious: 1) What’s the difference between the two in cargo capacity? 2) How many airports does the 75...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

FAT's modular customs building definitely needs to be replaced. The number of flights has outgrown capacity in the FIS. But the building is probably better than what SJC travelers endured for many years during the AA hub days. SJC's old FIS was small and cramped. It was also remote from the termina...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Is UA to IAH a possibility down the road? AA has done well with service to DFW so perhaps more service to Texas from FAT would work... I think it could happen if ORD continues to be successful. Honestly, I’m not sure if UA would add a second ORD flight or a first IAH flight first. Perhaps IAH if th...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

True, but anything is better than the TuffShed that they are using now. Such an embarrassment. It really is. I think the rest of the airport is fantastic and aesthetically surpasses many other airports, even in CA. But the international arrivals area is a complete disaster. And perhaps with the new...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

The City Council will review the new fiscal year budget for the airport on Monday. In the budget, FAT estimates in fiscal year 2020 it will handle 2,033,600 passengers. Fiscal year 2019 ending on June 30 is projected by the airport to see 1,888,200 passengers. So an estimated 7.7% growth for FY2020...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

The City Council will review the new fiscal year budget for the airport on Monday. In the budget, FAT estimates in fiscal year 2020 it will handle 2,033,600 passengers. Fiscal year 2019 ending on June 30 is projected by the airport to see 1,888,200 passengers. So an estimated 7.7% growth for FY2020...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 62726

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Why does AA want to significantly expand at CLT when some of the same adds can be made by DL and WN at CLT? Either I don’t understand your question, or I am really perplexed by your question. It sounds like you are asking: “Why would an airline (or any business) expand to meet a need when they coul...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Aviation Themed Restaurant “The Hangar” To Open in Fresno
Replies: 3
Views: 341

New Aviation Themed Restaurant “The Hangar” To Open in Fresno

A new aviation themed restaurant is opening in Fresno soon. The fact that people who work for Disney are behind it promises some “magic” in addition to some great aviation theming! If things go well, look for one near you soon if you aren’t already in Fresno. From the story, link below: “The interio...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10281

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I think you will eventually see the A220 extend current seasonal routes to year-round or near year-round, and add frequency to other routes. For example, both ONT and OAK could eventually benefit from more comprehensive service to ATL (frequencies closer to what you see in SMF or SJC, but on the A22...

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by flyfresno
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6826

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

I think SFO benefits a bit from geography too, as in its location is closer to most large Asian markets than LAX is (many LAX flights to/from Asia overfly the Bay, depending on winds). If the LA and SF metro areas were flipped (ie the Bay was where SoCal is and SoCal was where the Bay is), I think t...

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by flyfresno
Wed May 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Ziyulu wrote:
Do Mississippi and Alabama have trans-Atlantic flights?


Both have well less than 1/2 the population of Ohio...Mississippi is under 1/3.

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by flyfresno
Wed May 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10281

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I would love to see FAT-ATL, but I think there are also a host of other routes that will have priority over it. FAT-MSP could happen instead owing to the much larger O&D. Why not FAT-DTW. If you think FAT-DTW is coming, you probably also believe in the Easter Bunny. DTW should, obviously, have ...

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by flyfresno
Wed May 29, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

3) CVG is not Ohio. Every year that goes by without Ohio building a large passenger airport between DAY and CVG (to replace them both) is a huge tax revenue loss for Ohio. All the business from the CVG airport provides nothing to Ohio. No jobs, no tax revenue, no real economic benefit... But I digr...

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by flyfresno
Wed May 29, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the current korean air safety video is very old
Replies: 19
Views: 1890

Re: the current korean air safety video is very old

I’d prefer to call it “nostalgic.”

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by flyfresno
Tue May 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8776

Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Looking at total population, it's surprising that Ohio has only one transatlantic flight if you count CVG's Paris service, and (technically) has no regularly scheduled transatlantic passenger service itself (since CVG is in Kentucky). In fact, of the top 15 most populous states, Arizona is the only ...

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by flyfresno
Tue May 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10281

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Would seem like the perfect aircraft to open ATL-BOI/GEG/BIL with. Yep. Something like ATL-FAT and making ATL-OAK finally stick around too. A plane like the A220 can open a lot of new markets. DL has done ATL-BOI before, but not the others you mention. IIRC they flew ATL-BIL for a couple of seasons...

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by flyfresno
Sun May 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 15571

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I recently listened to the Network VP lecture, and was able to chat with directly. I see a lot of things debated here, thought this might help: 767-300ER retirements from 2025-2030, but really want to retire them earlier than that so they don’t have to do a cabin refurb. Anxious for solution from B...

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