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by flyfresno
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

WN to DEN: 90.5% LF Again, bring on the second DEN round trip! Fresno passengers would gain the ability to arrive in many East Coast cities before dinner (rather than late at night) with a morning DEN flight (only a small handful have LAS connections). And, passengers could now opt to leave many Ea...

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by flyfresno
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

WN update brings back the 3rd to LAS on Sunday’s, but what I found interesting is the MDW one-stop X6 starting mid-January. Testing the waters now that they have some performance numbers to work with? Bummer no 2nd DEN. ORD has been a strong market, it must be doing well for two airlines to be flyi...

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by flyfresno
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3658

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

Do see any other airline expanding service at ELP now that AA has surpassed WN as the dominate carrier out of ELP. Do you AA expanding more at ELP There are a few more nonstop routes that WN could add out of ELP such as ELP-BWI/MDW/IAH/OAK/MCO with WAS, CHI, SFO/OAK/SJC, and MCO being four of the t...

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by flyfresno
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 53
Views: 10081

Re: TLH losing UA service

Reading this thread, I was wondering if DL would ever offer another destination, but nearly all of their hubs would involve basically overflying ATL (assuming LAX SLC and SEA would never happen), so they all seem unlikely (if I had to guess, I'd say LGA or DTW would be the most likely, but still unl...

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by flyfresno
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

If it is 2 DEN, @ LAS & 2 PHX it brings a sense of balance to it all..perhaps more for aircraft utilization? I would still think there is a place for a mid-continent destination for southwest, other than MDW. I'm going to think it is close to maxed out?? info? what other mid-continent city has ...

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by flyfresno
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

At what point does WN realize that FAT is big to the PNW? AS is vulnerable if they continue to play in this market with either random schedules or Q400’s. SEA/PDX aren't really big for WN, and neither would have enough other PNW connections. OAK would make the most sense for PNW connections, but th...

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by flyfresno
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

At what point does WN realize that FAT is big to the PNW? AS is vulnerable if they continue to play in this market with either random schedules or Q400’s. SEA/PDX aren't really big for WN, and neither would have enough other PNW connections. OAK would make the most sense for PNW connections, but th...

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by flyfresno
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The current rumor posted to the WN Fleet/Network thread is that FAT's schedule will change to 2 DEN, 2 LAS and 2 PHX. We'll see. But 6 daily flights is getting closer to WN's old standard of 8 to 10 to open a station, despite COVID FAT is growing quickly to that standard. It will be interesting/a b...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

As to the WN rumors, any add now would be contrary to WN statements about “trends”. We all know that FAT has a big seasonality swing and adding PHX in January would appear to go against historical patterns. But then, AS added a 739 today at a time when traffic should be taking a dive prior to the O...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

In the Southwest Fleet/Network thread, wnflyguy is saying rumors of new daily WN routes coming for FAT and EUG with the next schedule release on Sept 16. Also supposedly some new Saturday only seasonal routes at PSP. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1456045&start=2600#p22...

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by flyfresno
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Goodness! Flights from FAT-BCN in January are only $350 r/t. Guess I am going to Spain! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'm seeing some amazing fares coming up to a lot of places - even in first. I wonder how many people will be driving into Fresno from other CA metro areas to take advantage of ...

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by flyfresno
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Goodness! Flights from FAT-BCN in January are only $350 r/t. Guess I am going to Spain! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'm seeing some amazing fares coming up to a lot of places - even in first. I wonder how many people will be driving into Fresno from other CA metro areas to take advantage of ...

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by flyfresno
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AA updated their November schedules, and they’re looking great! 3X DFW (2X 738 and 1X A321), 5X PHX (2X CR9, 1X CR7, 1X A319, 1X A320). Clearly shifting capacity to PHX. Also if finally getting the scheduled AA A321. However, UA updated their November schedule, which looks to be about the same as O...

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by flyfresno
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I lived in Fresno back in the early 80s for a few years before moving back to the Bay Area and then moving out of state. Never had the chance to utilize FAT back then but I am flying FLL-DFW-FAT on AA next Thursday to visit family in San Francisco. Looking forward to experiencing FAT and visiting F...

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by flyfresno
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

"Southwest Airlines’ load factor for its departing Fresno flights – the percentage of all seats that were filled on its aircraft – was just over 70% in May, compared to the overall load factor of almost 82% among all airlines’ flights from Fresno." "After launching its schedule of fli...

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by flyfresno
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AA updated their November schedules, and they’re looking great! 3X DFW (2X 738 and 1X A321), 5X PHX (2X CR9, 1X CR7, 1X A319, 1X A320). Clearly shifting capacity to PHX. Also if finally getting the scheduled AA A321. However, UA updated their November schedule, which looks to be about the same as O...

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by flyfresno
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 38893

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm also wondering if Y4 would ever start GUA/SAL/PTY - GDL. As long as CM will keep flying PTY-GDL, no other airline would dare to enter the market. Connecting passengers Y4 could get for a GDL-PTY can't compare to what CM gets for PTY-GDL. Yeah, the connections in PTY on CM are great. I was think...

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by flyfresno
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 38893

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Looking at SMF and FAT, which both have very successful Mexico operations, Central America does not look nearly as likely. Only about 5% of FAT's Latinos are from Central America, about 8% in SMF. It's a good point. Speaking about the O&D market between California and Central America, no doubts...

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by flyfresno
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 38893

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Most likely in 2007 the Salvadorian demographics around ONT wasn't enough to sustain that service. TACA also flew SAL-OAK for a very short time, now a days perhaps SAL-SJC would make more sense? Even if the demand for a SJO-SJC might be higher. There'a very interesting case of Salvadorian immigrati...

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by flyfresno
Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 38893

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

I was expecting SNA to get a SAL flight first before ONT since it's far nearer to the LA area, though life has its surprises. Knowing their 10pm curfew, I would suspect if AV opens up at SNA, it would be for that early morning 7am flight that LAX used to have in the mid-2010s (my family used to tak...

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by flyfresno
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

May T 100's posted today. In the battle for DEN: United including OO: 89% LF (btw, the 319 was essentially full every day) Frontier: 80.2%. (Few flights) Southwest: 75.7% In the battle for LAS: Southwest: 67.1% Allegiant: 66.5% WN is stronger inbound from DEN with an 83% LF. LAS is a toss-up. Outsi...

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by flyfresno
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

An entirely new concourse? Something of an overstatement, being we are talking two gates that are more or less designed to handle the Mexico flights. Granted, TSA is crowded during peak hours, could support expansion, but the demand on TSA throughout the day is related to domestic capacity. Mexico ...

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by flyfresno
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

ABC30 tonight has a new story on the airport expansion projects. The good part in the video is a couple of interior renderings show some of the design for the expanded security area and one of the new gate holdrooms. I have looked for the drawings online but so far the brief video view is all I fin...

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by flyfresno
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Schedule update: DL stays at 5X to SLC in October, but downguages to all CR7s.

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by flyfresno
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I still think SNA is the top choice secondary market in LAX. If it weren't slot controlled, we might already see AS doing it on E175s (maybe not right now with COVID still impacting travel, but in general). If I had to guess, I would say that would be the next market added from FAT. But AS has to m...

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by flyfresno
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I saw express jet got approval to resume operations. Any chance they come back to FAT? My grandma loved their flight into ONT to see family. Much closer to Riverside area than LAX. Think we may see them or anyone see give us ONT or another LA area airport? Express Jet was a good fit for FAT at the ...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

ABC30 tonight has a new story on the airport expansion projects. The good part in the video is a couple of interior renderings show some of the design for the expanded security area and one of the new gate holdrooms. I have looked for the drawings online but so far the brief video view is all I fin...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm wondering how much FAT-LAX has been hit with the drop in international travel across the Pacific. Some locals I know who might be visiting Australia, India, the Philippines, etc. this summer are not traveling there. I don't know what percentage those connections would be on the route though. I'...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AA updated October last night. DFW is 3X 738 and 1X 319. PHX is 2X 700, 1X 900, 1X 320. (Note - we've gone from having nothing on PHX after 2pm to having a 4pm and 6pm). ORD remains off until next summer from what I can see. I'd expect that October will have AA in the #1 spot, AS #2, WN #3, and UA ...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AS updated their October and November schedules. LAX is down to one daily. SAN is 1-2 daily. SEA is down to 3 daily with 2 Dash 8s on it in November. We also lose daily mainline in October and there is none in November. PDX is down to once daily on the E175. Also another note is that every flight w...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AS updated their October and November schedules. LAX is down to one daily. SAN is 1-2 daily. SEA is down to 3 daily with 2 Dash 8s on it in November. We also lose daily mainline in October and there is none in November. PDX is down to once daily on the E175. Also another note is that every flight w...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

180 145 Allegiant Air LAS 694 81% 7488 5340 Allegiant Air LAS 698 71% 2431 1506 Southwest Airlines Co. LAS 612 62% I'll be curious to see how much market share WN takes from G4 during the summer. Also, how much this route grows in general. 1500 1319 Frontier Airlines Inc. DEN 698 88% 496 422 SkyWes...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

FlyLEN2019 wrote:
DL updated their September schedule. No A319. Just CRJ-700s and E175s.


Important to note, however, that SLC stays at 5X per day. That's pretty big.

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by flyfresno
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Just got this week's AAAE newsletter and it included the item that FAT director Kevin Meikle will be retiring in the fall: Fresno Airport Director Kevin Meikle To Retire Kevin Meikle, director of aviation and architect for the city of Fresno Airport System, which includes Fresno Yosemite Internatio...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

DOT April numbers were posted today. For what a week's worth looks like for WN at FAT: LAS 62% LF; DEN 59%. Meanwhile, down at SBA: LAS 40%; OAK 36%; DEN at 46%. Notable at FAT during April, F9 recorded an 88% LF. G4 71%. Overall, a big jump in April across the board, which as we know now, looks pa...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10893

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

As always, I'm baffled by the fact that no-one in the US wants to have anything to do with (rather) large turboprops like ATRs... They have the perception from a lot of Americans of lower quality pilot training and or experience , aka Colgan air. Then quite a few years ago American Eagle had the AT...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10893

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

I think this is a good idea becuse the majors are getting rid of the 50-seaters even for the short runs. For example SBN-DTW Endeavor using a 76-seat CRJ900 as Delta Connection for the morning flight. United Express occasionally using Skywest E170's for the short run of SBN-ORD. I know everyone lov...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Just got back from Ohio. Flew United through ORD both ways. United has to go back to mainline. E175 is a great regional plane but a 4 hour plus flight is pretty rough on that size plane From a customer standpoint, I agree with you. However, the loads haven’t been the best on these flights. How full...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

May stats posted and there was an increase over 2019 both in domestic and international! Domestic- May 2019: 75,455 enplaned, May 2021: 79,862 enplaned Int'l- May 2019: 10,487 enplaned, May 2021: 11,340 enplaned Also of note is a huge jump in cargo (thanks to UPS's A300s to SDF/ONT): May 2019: 8,613...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze International RFP
Replies: 24
Views: 4426

Re: Breeze International RFP

Wneast wrote:
FAT-Mexico


FAT-JFK :-)

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I wonder if DL's absence will mean that AA will consider bringing back a CR7 turn or two. It would be a good way to bridge the OO operations from PHX to LAX, and I think that OO has a hangar where they can do their standard nightly deep cleaning like in PSP and TUS. Not to mention, sometimes LAX ca...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

FlyLEN2019 wrote:
DL’s schedule isn’t updated yet, but it has been brought to my attention that LAX service is ending September 12th.


It's not showing up anymore after that, so it appears you are correct. Fresno back down to two airlines to LAX...just not a great O&D market.

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by flyfresno
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AA’s ORD service is currently scheduled to return next year on June 2nd, so this is most likely going to be a seasonal service. They could still extend it but I doubt it. The DFW redeye started as seasonal and then became nearly year-round within 2 years. If FAT continues to grow, I wouldn't be sur...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS BOI focus city
Replies: 95
Views: 15006

Re: AS BOI focus city

I think this could potentially mean adding more flights from PDX to secondary California markets, like FAT, SBA, SBP, and maybe they'll even start a flight from PDX to MRY. In a world without slot issues at SNA, I could even picture AS operating one-stops PDX-XXX-SNA to increase frequency on the ov...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The info on SLC yield was from a contact @ St George. I can only assume that most upfront on DL are upgrades. If we go back to 2019, SLC was an expensive hop. I’d assume that one must look behind SLC to understand yield. SLC loads have never matched DEN, but loads don’t mean much. Will be interesti...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

What’s with UA tonight? According to FlightAware, no ORD arrival and we’ve a 12:30a 175 from SFO that’s turning and going back at 1a. I’ve heard rumors of another fuel shortage as well. ORD diverted to SLC...seems like a mx issue but could have been to tanker gas (was on the ground in SLC for about...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Is there a fuel shortage at FAT today? Or a supply issue? It looks like several airlines are routing via SFO, SJC, BFL, and LAS and then onward to their destinations. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL2411/history/20210630/1921Z/KFAT/KSFO https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1770/history/202...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

After all of the pent up demand passes, and it will, ATL makes sense. While CLT could also help close the gap, I’d like to think in reverse mode, meaning, would DL’s SE strength offset the weaker DL FF base at FAT? Granted, DL has stepped it up at FAT, but LAX may only exist due to terminal constru...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Fresno is the largest or second largest US metro area without ATL nonstops. Given the bump in passengers this year we should be closer to DL considering adding that route. FAT-ATL would give DL one connection service to not just the southeast but also the entire east coast and many international. S...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63822

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The Fresno Business Journal article notes: "According to a TSA press release, passenger screening volumes at FAT are currently more than 120% of 2019—meaning the airport has recovered its travel volume rates by 100%, with a 20% increase since June 2019." Posted this exact quote above ^^^

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