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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 70
Views: 11161

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

YYZ to possibly ATL with DL partner,

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9313

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

Huh? Please explain the logic behind your conclusion, since AS actually has expanded destinations and departures from SFO since the acquisition... Expanded and since contracted. Incorrect. Net destinations and departures from SFO are still up since the acquisition. AS paid to eliminate the competit...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9017

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

So 1 thread on here about B6 adding basic economy and another on Europe. I know the big 3 all do europe and all have basic economy, but B6 should stick with what it basically does, FL to NE and NE to SF/LA. Make money at it and not try to be everything to everyone, Your right, they should never add...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9313

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

SFO is the probably the wealthiest business market in the US and AS can't make that work. Huh? Please explain the logic behind your conclusion, since AS actually has expanded destinations and departures from SFO since the acquisition... Expanded and since contracted. AS paid to eliminate the compet...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route
Replies: 36
Views: 6030

Re: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route

SY has made a living at more or less not poking the 10K gorilla in MSP and I think DL not wanting a larger competior at MSP, will be interesting to see the response if any. As long as leisure destinations, DL seems to let them exist...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9313

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

LAX is just too huge of a market for AS to completely "de-hub". All sizable US carriers operates some form of a large focus city or hub in LA, and for AS to bail on that market would be bad, even from a PR perspective. SFO will likely reduce, simple because the market isn't as big and UA ...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9017

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

So 1 thread on here about B6 adding basic economy and another on Europe. I know the big 3 all do europe and all have basic economy, but B6 should stick with what it basically does, FL to NE and NE to SF/LA. Make money at it and not try to be everything to everyone,

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7476

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

Within a year 1 of the 2 routes will be gone.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 4961

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

I just don't see this MKE would be pretty close to the smallest market with service to Europe. Only ones smaller might be Providence or Hartford and NOLA. . PVD and BDL can make it across with narrow body,MKE would be tight with most aircraft I think other than to Iceland. I just don't see enough Ch...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7455

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

EvanWSFO wrote:
In the 70's, NW had 30ish departures from SEA. Well over half were on a 747 or D10

If I recall half the NW fleet was widebody back then

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7455

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

JFK, BOS, CLE, DTW, MSP, MKE, ORD, LAX were served northbound and FL was SRQ, RSW, MIA, FLL, PBI, MCO, I might have missed one, but I think that's itl Wasn’t GCM served at one point? CUN & MBJ also. Often forgotten UA had a similar operation at MCO for a while. Florida cities and MEX linked wit...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 30
Views: 3611

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

SQ has flown the 380 to SFO before, I believe on the SFO-HKG-SIN routing. I also have seen the Qantas A380 at SFO before, not regularly scheduled but they have flown it at times

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 54
Views: 3082

Re: Unusual airline routes

Does DL still do BDL-CLE?? I think it has been mentioned before, but no hub on either end....

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9042

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

KICT wrote:
25 flights a day isn't much of a hub.
Was the MCO hub a larger operation at its peak?
There are two holes in their network, the PNW and the SE.
A JetBlue merger would solve this at least in part.


Don't really see JetBlue adding much except a few FL routes that are low yielding...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 58180

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
I think the most profitable route to China from the US is held by Delta via ICN and it's Korean air partner. Great transfer airport in a good location. Delta has really worked to improve that relationship for a reason

I thought china flights were not part of the JV?

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 8816

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

Long story short, DL enjoys incredible pricing power over 132+ million passengers per year I'm not sure if this is correct. Many of the people that connect through a DL hub have options on other airlines. Additionally, I would expect the largest metro areas to have more competition. Most of Delta's...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW service on the Osaka-Sydney route
Replies: 19
Views: 4016

Re: NW service on the Osaka-Sydney route

UA857 wrote:
Was Osaka ever a hub for Northwest?
a mini hub, flew sydney, Seattle, LA, Kaohsiung, I am pulling this from memory, but I think Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Guam, Saipan, DTW, MSP. HNL at one time. Definitely had significant operations in the 90's...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51203

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

So AS spent a ton of money to end up exactly where they started. Now this financially may actually be a good thing, but feels like they are boxed back in at SEA at the end of the day. Feels a lot like AA mergers with Reno Air and TWA in some ways. Almost nothing left from the acquired airline. Do t...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51203

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

So AS spent a ton of money to end up exactly where they started. Now this financially may actually be a good thing, but feels like they are boxed back in at SEA at the end of the day. Feels a lot like AA mergers with Reno Air and TWA in some ways. Almost nothing left from the acquired airline.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6064

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Opportunity is ripe as SFO TOKYO fares are really high nonstop. Gone from a lot of players to basically AA/JAL and ANA/UA so competition is way down smaller aircraft compared to all the 747's that used to fly it.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 58180

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

So when will this route be reallocated to DL?

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5989

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

I hate to be that guy,but if you don’t wanna get laughed at by everyone on this webite please refrain from spouting the most random routes.Lets be honest SWA will never do PTY-HOU let alone fly anywhere near that area I don't see why the idea of WN on HOU-PTY is farfetched if they're already on HOU...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?

Avoid Alaska as not a good transcontinental product. DL is probably best on transcontinental. Going to start problems here, but I think B6 Mint is overrated.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 1639

Re: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips

I also recommend if possible, taking the Midnight flights as you will be tired and get a lot more sleep.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX and SFO 1993 international airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: LAX and SFO 1993 international airlines

SFO back then, BA, LH, KE, ANA, JL. SQ, AF and Aeroflot, Mexicana, AM, Taca, China airlines.. I don't think KLM or Virgin Atlantic or cathay had started yet. I am sure I am missing a couple, but close.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign carrier with most planes on ground at same time
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Foreign carrier with most planes on ground at same time

historically probably DL/NW at NRT but likely not any more. Probably as high as 12 or 13 at once.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taoyuan airport/TPE not a competitive transit hub?
Replies: 26
Views: 3678

Re: Taoyuan airport/TPE not a competitive transit hub?

Easy place to connect. Efficient airport. I like both EVA and China Airlines. China Airlines is underrated From NOrth America a great connection point to Asia, however not enough routes from North America, SEA, YVR, SFO, LAX, ONT, IAH, ORD, JFK is about it. Would be nice to see DL deepen relationshi...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5989

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

I'll go out on a limb here and go with AUS and RSW. A few times weekly on both.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?
Replies: 41
Views: 3078

Re: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?

If I remember, AA at least announced if not flew, SJC - TPE for a year or so in the early 90's. Different times, but SJC always seems to ride business cycles hard so wouldn't last an economic down turn for sure,.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4614

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

Q wrote:
What is that Bajio? No such a name of town in the google map.

Q

del bajio is the airport for leon guanajuato

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico adds DTW-QRO
Replies: 34
Views: 3419

Re: Aeromexico adds DTW-QRO

Was down in Queretaro last year big auto manufacturing area as well as Monterey and state of Gunajuato.Has a chance to be a solid high yield add.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hub of the US3
Replies: 27
Views: 2629

Re: Best hub of the US3

As of 2018, would love to find one in the discussion overlooked, but for connecting DTW and DEN are by far the best.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes you thought were flown by an airline, but are not
Replies: 26
Views: 2042

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

So the other day I was looking at UA flights from Denver to Oakland. I was really surprised that they didn't fly it and haven't since 2012. I got me thinking what are some other routes that are truly surprising that a carrier doesn't fly. (and I don't mean DTW to the moon) but ones that just you act...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: Could AA build PDX into a northwestern US/transpacific hub?
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Hypothetical: Could AA build PDX into a northwestern US/transpacific hub?

It's a lot harder to establish a new hub based mainly on connections than O&D. ATL had the advantage of acting as a hub for a whole region of the US and being in the largest city in that region. Atlanta is the 8th largest city in the southeast, not the largest. By that criteria, there are 7 cit...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 193
Views: 23473

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

NZ321 wrote:
I'll add that CX to SEA would be the first carrier in South Asia to serve Seattle. TG pulled out yonks ago and SQ has been quite conservative with regard to that market given it doesn't fly to Canada. Lost opportunity IMHO. Bring it on.
Isn't south Asia usually the Indian subcontinent?

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver: Future International Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 3093

Re: Denver: Future International Flights

Longshot, but EVA to TPE, they seem to be adding most the major UA hubs and amazing connections throughout SE Asia, but would likely be low yielding.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?
Replies: 16
Views: 3885

Re: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?

NOt sure I would consider two years so late...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended travel destinations
Replies: 51
Views: 1910

Re: Recommended travel destinations

If you have the money. Nothing more memorable for me than Safari in Africa. It is incredible and I am not an outdoorsy type. If European trip, Paris/Florence or Vienna. Asia, bang for the buck, Bali so much more than beaches...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 2974

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

SAN is what I consider closest. Seems like I always approach adjacent to downtown SD.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to Stavanger
Replies: 20
Views: 3141

Re: Northwest to Stavanger

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An old thread on NW in Scandinavia. I keep thinking that they never had passenger service to Stavanger, but possibly did Cargo but have yet to find it on google...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to Stavanger
Replies: 20
Views: 3141

Re: Northwest to Stavanger

NW also at one point, early 80's was doing JFK to Scandinavia. I think they even had TPA/MIA to JFK on to Scandinavia.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5588

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

MIflyer12 wrote:
Will AS ever operate an aircraft with realistic, year-round range to NRT in partnership with JAL or ANA, or to ICN in partnership with KE?


Unlikely with KE, now that they have JV with DL. NW used to seasonal to NRT. Could see DL/KE possibly doing a seasonal to ICN.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6200

Re: DL and Colombia

Went to Colombia 5 years ago, amazing place, found it to be safer than a lot of places I have been. Sure if looking for trouble you will find it, but for average person it is a great place. Can't wait to go back!

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10780

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

WN PDX-SFO DEC 3>0 JAN 3>0 FEB 3>0 WN SFO-SNA DEC 5>0 JAN 6>0 FEB 6>0 I’m surprised WN is cutting these two routes from SFO. Granted they serve both from OAK and SJC, but means they’re ceding the routes at SFO to UA and AS. Too much competition? Not enough O&D to sustain them? IIRC WN’s route o...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 12301

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

Bring back Virgin, all AS does is cut SFO

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7455

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

Yes, but then a very small hub with maybe five flights per bank. JFK, BOS, CLE, DTW, MSP, MKE, ORD, LAX were served northbound and FL was SRQ, RSW, MIA, FLL, PBI, MCO, I might have missed one, but I think that's itl Wasn’t GCM served at one point? After the merger with Republic, when i twas no long...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7455

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

BOS , in the 80's TPA and DCA for a couple years after getting Eastern assets were also focus cities. I would define TPA as a hub.....there were banks...4 each day. Yes, but then a very small hub with maybe five flights per bank. JFK, BOS, CLE, DTW, MSP, MKE, ORD, LAX were served northbound and FL ...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6049

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

SFO - SVO largest Russian population in SF, previously served via seattle on Aeroflot

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7455

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

BOS , in the 80's TPA and DCA for a couple years after getting Eastern assets were also focus cities.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.
Replies: 15
Views: 2628

Re: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.

I can't imagine a logistical advantage to such a flight. Passengers would have to arrive at the airport at 5am, and when you get to Europe, the day is over and there are certainly no connections to be made. To each their own. If you don't sleep well on an airplane would arrive go to bed and be grea...

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