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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH
Replies: 113
Views: 17224

Re: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH

rjbesikof wrote:
Why was ATL chosen as the airport to receive the new ATH service rather than BOS?


Because ATL is the largest connection point for DL in the US would be my thoughts

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will more nonstop flights get added to KIX from North America and Europe for the Expo 2025 in Osaka?
Replies: 17
Views: 1918

Re: Will more nonstop flights get added to KIX from North America and Europe for the Expo 2025 in Osaka?

Amsterdam KLM does fly Amsterdam to Osaka, as does Aeroflot from Moscow Sheremetyevo and Turkish Airlines from Istanbul. That makes the total number of European airlines at Kansai 7, quite a significant number. By the way, Lufthansa serves Kansai from Munich instead of Frankfurt. The American marke...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France/Northwest Orient timetable question
Replies: 9
Views: 1722

Re: Air France/Northwest Orient timetable question

Lpbri wrote:
My 9/79 NW timetable shows a twice weekly NRT-ANC (th-su): DEP NRT @ 1830 ARR ANC @ 0700: 747 used.


Did the flight proceed on from ANC to JFK or ORD or elsewhere?

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?

It will often work, unless it is cloudy at SFO and they shut down a runway or two. The international and domestic terminals are adjacent and connected airside. Using the moving walkways and a brisk pace it will usually be only about 15 or 20 minutes (max) gate to gate. If the weather is poor the in...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?

Unless some sort of delay on first leg, this is plenty of time, SFO on the ground is pretty easy to navigate.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021
Replies: 109
Views: 19111

Re: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021

DTWLAX wrote:
bfitzflyer wrote:
Surprised they would not connect SLC to ICN instead given it is a hub.

SLC does not have the O&D to sustain SLC-ICN. And connections are best routed through SEA, LAX, DTW, ATL and MSP?


Given there would be connections on both ends, I think they might be able to sustain in a non covid world.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021
Replies: 109
Views: 19111

Re: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021

Surprised they would not connect SLC to ICN instead given it is a hub. I know they tried SLC-NRT about 10 years ago, but vastly more connections with Korean JV than Narita had. Regardless, good to even here whispers of International returning at this point.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 13074

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

NW and Delta Merge - CVG and MEM shut down, DTW and ATL win DL de-banked CVG in 2003, and began drawing it down significantly in 2005. By the time of the 2008 merger, CVG had already lost the majority of its international flights, and served 12million LESS passengers than its 2004/2005 high. And fu...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 13074

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

Not mention of BWI, I don't recall all of the details, but if I recall, USAir basically got crushed by Southwest, but I am going by memory and may have been more to it, I am sure. Some smaller ones too, TPA for NW - dropped with Republic merger SJC for AA - cane and went a couple times DCA for NW - ...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 years of Tampa International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2293

Re: 50 years of Tampa International Airport

Still one of the best airports, was better before they moved the rental car pickups which knocks it down a bit.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4762

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

Last one for me was MID to DEN via MEX on AeroMexico for vacation in early March 2020.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened
Replies: 16
Views: 1443

Re: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened

One I wish had never happened was the Checchi led buyout of Northwest. Not sure they ever really recovered from the debt they took on.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN join an Alliance?
Replies: 37
Views: 3330

Re: Will WN join an Alliance?

I doubt it, but I could see but would still be surprised, is some sort of code sharing with DL along the West Coast and NE corridor in response to AA's tie ups with B6 and AS.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners
Replies: 37
Views: 5013

Re: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners

Although parts of this are funny, over 500K people in the US alone have died from COVID. Not sure that was the best way to get at the funnier aspects of the post.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 44
Views: 4270

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

SFO-LAS on DL... I'm surprised they don't fly this route... DL is very focused on their hubs, its rare for them to announce point to point routes, or that's at least what I believe. Pre pandemic, they were operating, SNA, SJC, PDX, and maybe SMF or SAN to LAS, so SFO at that time would not necessar...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airlines Schedules to Asia and Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: US Airlines Schedules to Asia and Europe

Because of the shorter stage lengths, you could probably get away with scheduling a quick turnaround to Tokyo with a later departure time. However, for destinations further afield, the return flight would arrive back too late stateside to facilitate a lot of meaningful connections with just a turna...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will delta consider the Middle East and beyond ?
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Will delta consider the Middle East and beyond ?

After Pandemic, I could see potentially, JFK-CAI and IST being added back. Has to be enough premium on those routes in normal times to be successful.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underserved hubs.
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: Underserved hubs.

Add in Denver to overserved with basically 3 hubs. Underserved would probably be LAX and SFO, both are probably underserved domestically for their size, primarily driven by location and fragmentation of the markets.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think Virgin Atlantic are classy?
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Do you think Virgin Atlantic are classy?

The last time I flew them, Branson was on the flight to SFO and he walked throughout the cabin talking to his customers. Now that was classy.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 44
Views: 4270

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

Maybe in the later half of the year, some international love for DEN. Announced this year, not flown until 2022.

DEN-CDG on AF, UA or DL with no more Norwegian possible
DEN-TPE - on BR. more or less the last major UA hub to get service

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future African Opportunities for Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Future African Opportunities for Airlines

When the oil industry picks up there could be some traffic in and out of Luanda

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between metro area airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3831

Re: Flights between metro area airports

I believe in the last couple of years UA flew between SFO and STS. In the 80's NW flew between TPA and SRQ. NW also flew MKE to MSN.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 100+ airline airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: 100+ airline airports?

Thought of another one, ICN 73 passenger, 31, cargo. 104 total

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 100+ airline airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Re: 100+ airline airports?

Counting wikipedia on JFK, 27 cargo and 74 passenger. Pretty sure not all operating right now, but puts them at 101.
LAX 29 cargo and 66 passenger - total 95

Maybe MIA might be close, doubt any other US airports are even close..

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL order the B777-9 or the A350-1000?
Replies: 29
Views: 3266

Re: Will DL order the B777-9 or the A350-1000?

I could see a few A35K for Intl hub to hub routes, with less flights to secondary intl markets. Would not be a big fleet, but could see ATL-SEL, DTW-AMS, those type of routes, but right now can't see any purchases but a couple years out sure.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238271

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

Going to be interesting to see who blinks first here. DL, VS, BA, B6, UA, AA.?

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Royal Imperial service, fancy TPAC/TATL dining in 1980s?
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Re: Northwest Royal Imperial service, fancy TPAC/TATL dining in 1980s?

Flew it to Asia, ORD-SEL back in the day and for the day it was really nice. Nothing like lie flat seating and suites, but then nobody had that to my knowledge back then.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 16923

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

[quote=" Also rather interesting is that United never got in on that act however they already had pretty good coverage over the whole country. At that time United boasted on how they flew to all 50 states (yep,even Wilmington DE).[/quote] Not a merger but as stated above United's acquisition of...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 16923

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

I think United buying Pan Am's Pacific routes, really kicked off al this merger activity which happened in 85. NW needed domestic feed to compete and from there it was one after another...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United IAD vs EWR
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: United IAD vs EWR

they are both huge metro areas and EWR until recently was slot restricted. There was no EWR for UA until merger with CO but it seems to have held up. Many threads on here have talked about the demise of IAD hub, but even in COVID, still there.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion on SAT - BOS via UA
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Opinion on SAT - BOS via UA

Surprised no routing through ORD or IAH on UA, IAH is usually an easy connection

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA lesser known discontinued services
Replies: 44
Views: 4015

Re: BA lesser known discontinued services

new to this website, so might take a bit of time for me to settle in I was going through some of my travel memoirs and found a plane ticket for a BA flight from London to Harare, back then known as Salisbury, dating back from probably the late-90s or something, and it made me wonder which routes di...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure
Replies: 130
Views: 14289

Re: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure

I remember going through MEM the year after the merger and it was a large hub at that point with I believe 5 banks a day and over 400 flights a day. By the time of the DL merger MEM was down to less than half of that and as others have said was heavy on regional jets. DL more or less completed what...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines/aircraft with recorded announcements
Replies: 23
Views: 2412

Re: Airlines/aircraft with recorded announcements

A lot of this I have heard on International flights. Regular announcement in native language of the carrier and then you will hear English and possibly a 3rd language recorded.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most "Pulled-Out-Of" Commercial Airport Ever?
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: Most "Pulled-Out-Of" Commercial Airport Ever?

OAK has a lot of this too, AA, DL, UA, BA, F9, Norwegian and some others have come and gone and some of them multiple times. When times are booming service is there, when not, SW and AS are about all that has been consistent.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure
Replies: 130
Views: 14289

Re: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure

I remember going through MEM the year after the merger and it was a large hub at that point with I believe 5 banks a day and over 400 flights a day. By the time of the DL merger MEM was down to less than half of that and as others have said was heavy on regional jets. DL more or less completed what ...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations
Replies: 103
Views: 10992

Re: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations

Eastern doesn't seem to trigger the same good memories as TWA and Pan Am. I'm too young to have experienced any of them for myself but I frequently hear people say how much they miss Pan Am and TWA. It seems Eastern was ready for its demise as I don't get the feeling the were every any good at any ...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Earliest departures/arrivals
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

Re: Earliest departures/arrivals

Done a lot of SFO to Europe flights where have arrived up to 2 hours early if the winds are strong behind us.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US set to require a negative test for US bound intl pax
Replies: 44
Views: 2838

Re: US set to require a negative test for US bound intl pax

It’s not the Black Plague/death. Get real. It’s a cousin to the common cold. Once people, government, etc stop acting like it’s the plague and stop letting fear prevail over common sense and wake up and put their stupidity aside, then things will improve. Amen! I absolutely agree. I can't help but ...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s the most famous airport in the world?
Replies: 41
Views: 3969

Re: What’s the most famous airport in the world?

Been watching this one and just not one way to define this. For me, I will put down the ones, I was most excited to go through when I did in no particular order: LHR as a traveler was excited to connect regardless of the experience not being the best NRT growing up in a NW household was excited to f...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7703

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Northwest

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Aden Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 3465

Re: Terrorist Attack at Aden Airport

Someone83 wrote:
Any aircraft damaged?


Yes, this is an aviation forum, but to just say any aircraft damaged when people have been hurt and maimed, comes off wrong to me. Perhaps after the full breadth of this is known, then sure, but when fresh even in an aviation forum does not feel right.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction
Replies: 11
Views: 3747

Re: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction

Philippine747 wrote:
Air India's BOM-SFO goes over the Pacific on the outbound leg, then over the Atlantic on the return leg. PR's MNL-Toronto/New York flights sometimes take a polar routing as well....


Air India doesn't fly BOM-SFO. You must mean DEL-SFO.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class
Replies: 101
Views: 13186

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

Is this the same product as China Airlines? Have flown that a couple times and it is really great.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible AA/AS merger in the future?
Replies: 43
Views: 3291

Re: Possible AA/AS merger in the future?

Why? Why does DL even need SEA anymore when their jv partners do most of the flying? It does make sense for DL to keep the SEA hub, even with some of DL's JV partners serving SEA, due to (a) DL having nonstop service out of SEA to some destinations in Southeast Alaska that aren't served nonstop fro...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible AA/AS merger in the future?
Replies: 43
Views: 3291

Re: Possible AA/AS merger in the future?

Time for DL and AS to kiss and makeup. This is the merger that makes the most sense, if AS was to merge.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did Northwest fly to Sydney, Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 1683

Re: When did Northwest fly to Sydney, Australia?

Side note, wasn't ITM's airport code at that time, OSA?

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