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by CHOWahoo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 48
Views: 3571

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

727LOVER wrote:
ahj2000 wrote:
What about PHF?
I know....it's in Virginia, isn't it??


also LYH & SHD....although I don't know if they have airline service



Both have service though SHD is an EAS market.

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by CHOWahoo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 48
Views: 3571

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

DFW service, not DTW, is at the top of CHO's list. Can't see any of the other destinations happening and to be honest AA seems content to route all southern connections through CLT. DTW was a relatively short lived NW/Mesaba Saab flight that hasn't been terribly missed outside of DL FFs with the sub...

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by CHOWahoo
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 307
Views: 35025

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

If there's a way to make a mess of the situation, WMATA will probably stumble into it. That said, getting the bus from Wiehle back up and running in a pinch shouldn't be that difficult.

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by CHOWahoo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 5831

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

Most business people (myself included) strongly prefer LGA to JFK and will pay a premium to fly to LGA. Getting to JFK from my office in FiDi is a complete nightmare at the end of the day. EWR might even be a better option. If you're traveling for BofA for instance from CLT with Bryant Park as your ...

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by CHOWahoo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9527

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

8x daily on RIC-JFK between DL and AA! This will be a bloodbath. Dummy booking for January has DL at $157/rt.
That's in addition to 9x daily between the two of them to LGA and UA's EWR flights.

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by CHOWahoo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add
Replies: 66
Views: 11052

Re: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add

Assuming the slight uptick in LWB-ORD frequencies in September reflects a few double dailies during the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament as opposed to anything permanent on an EAS route.

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by CHOWahoo
Tue May 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22315

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Multiple airports petitioned DOT to remove them from EAS routes, SHD and LWB to name two, as a result of unreliable service and other chronic operational issues. So not sure sticking to that strategy was an option.

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by CHOWahoo
Sat May 04, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ultimate Air Shuttle new adds: Pittsburgh/Manassas/Morristown-Outer Banks
Replies: 29
Views: 3692

Re: Ultimate Air Shuttle new adds: Pittsburgh/Manassas/Morristown-Outer Banks

I love this idea. Anyone who's done 95 to 64 on a summer weekend to OBX knows what a nightmare this trip has become. The timings at least from Manassas give pax a chance to avoid the worst of the traffic between Currituck and the beach if of course they run on schedule.

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by CHOWahoo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come JetBlue doesn't fly JFK-IAD/DCA?
Replies: 13
Views: 2178

Re: How come JetBlue doesn't fly JFK-IAD/DCA!?

IAD-JFK had trash yields and I was shocked it lasted as long as it did. I flew this route often and never paid more than $89 each way... usually much less even as a walk up fare. My company would often require us to drive 2 hrs to IAD to take this flight to NYC as an alternative to the much, much hi...

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by CHOWahoo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14381

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Yes and it's a miserable 5 1/2 hour train ride with a 30 min engine swap in DC vs. 1 hour blocked for the flight. Acela takes 2hr,10min from BWI to Newark Penn vs. a likely flight time of 1h 20min.

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by CHOWahoo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14381

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

BWI-ORF is a longstanding route with no viable public transport alternatives. Driving from Tidewater to the Baltimore region is a nightmare... 64 to 95 isn't even an option anymore with round the clock congestion from Fredericksburg to the DC beltway and frequent delays between the 7 cities and Rich...

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by CHOWahoo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 6328

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

It wasn't all that long ago (15+ years maybe?) that DL didn't fly CHO-ATL at all, so good to see the upgauging. Moving the mainline flight to an 8am departure might help address the TSA logjam at 5:30am at least a little bit.

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by CHOWahoo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 72
Views: 7265

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

Silver is back bidding for random EAS routes? I thought they were out of that game when they left IAD to concentrate on FL routes. Guess that hasn't gone too well for them.

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by CHOWahoo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ViaAir adding CHS, CAE and TLH
Replies: 15
Views: 2388

Re: ViaAir adding CHS, CAE and TLH

Looks like the majors are matching on the CHS-MCO route at least, and you're looking at a basic economy fare of $87-$101 each way on Delta connecting in ATL. After you pay the $25 carry-on fee for ViaAir, vs. $0 for DL, there's a bit of a premium for the n/s option. And as I mentioned earlier, the c...

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by CHOWahoo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ViaAir adding CHS, CAE and TLH
Replies: 15
Views: 2388

Re: ViaAir adding CHS, CAE and TLH

Good luck to the passengers booking these flights. If ViaAir's track record in my region, namely SHD and LWB to CLT, is any indication, these flights may or may not operate on a given day and, if they do operate, they may or may not arrive within an hour or two of the scheduled time. While they did ...

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by CHOWahoo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 16516

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Virginia's game against Ohio was relocated to Nashville. Any idea why they might have flown to Smyrna (MQY) instead of BNA?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK301

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by CHOWahoo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 6328

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

But I think Frontier will try again. Of all the airports in the region, F9 tried SHD years ago and quickly failed (Duh. What a dumb idea). I think they lasted only 90 days if that. I'd say CHO or ROA will eventually get F9, perhaps both, especially if their hub at RDU is successful (and they wanted...

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by CHOWahoo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 6328

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

Going to take some time for people to remember to look at SHD instead of IAD or CHO when booking. With the brief exception of one of F9's darts landing there a few years back, the airport has been saddled with poor to mediocre service on Silver, ViaAir and Colgan's crappy B1900s for many years. My e...

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by CHOWahoo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 37
Views: 4672

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

This is par for the course for this operation. LWB and SHD also petitioned to extract themselves from EAS arrangements with ViaAir. Flights rarely operated on time, if at all.

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by CHOWahoo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 5362

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

SHD's TSA and waiting area is about the size of my living room. It has SkyWest EAS service.

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by CHOWahoo
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4
Replies: 75
Views: 4502

Re: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4

As a relatively frequent business traveler to MRY this is going to make my life easier. Looks like some great connections in DEN from RIC. This was either a 2 stop flight to MRY or a one stop and drive to SJC for me previously. Several hours worth of time saved.

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by CHOWahoo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Dash 8 retirement this Wednesday July 4, 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 5763

Re: Piedmont Dash 8 retirement this Wednesday July 4, 2018

A bittersweet day. I came to loathe that plane after one of my umpteen hops from CHO to BWI, PHL, LGA, CLT and PIT over the years, but still strongly preferred it to the Saabs, J41s, and B1900s that were flying regional routes years ago. First Dash 8 flight was my first time on a plane by myself... ...

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by CHOWahoo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4630

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

Colgan was indeed based at Manassas. They ferried a B1900 or Saab each morning from Manassas to CHO for the US Air Express flight to LGA for several years.

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by CHOWahoo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 10303

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

They had been marketing SHD-LWB-ORD without mentioning the stop in LWB, so perhaps it will work better as a nonstop once people figure out the existing direct flight is not nonstop. It's an EAS route anyway. SHD needs to turn its fortunes around after having lousy EAS offerings with Silver (after it...

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by CHOWahoo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 10303

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

SHD getting direct service to ORD versus the current milk run through LWB and losing an IAD frequency as a result.

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by CHOWahoo
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO to take over EAS flying at SHD with routes to ORD/IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 4386

OO to take over EAS flying at SHD with routes to ORD/IAD

ViaAir has been a disaster for the EAS communities in VA and WV, so this is a big win for SHD. They've struggled for many years with poor EAS carriers, including Colgan, Silver, and now ViaAir, with massive delays, sporadic cancellations, etc. While I would argue that SHD is a glaring example of the...

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