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by TerminalD
Sun May 01, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far in advance do airlines announce new service?
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: How far in advance do airlines announce new service?

Just curious, how far in advance of the first flight do airlines typically announce new service? (New cities/routes). I know this is like the 5th or so thread I have asked a question about this, but my husband and I are planning a trip to Disney World in the fall OF 2023 and we're hoping that maybe...

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by TerminalD
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating costs: 2x A321XLR vs 1 widebody
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

Re: Operating costs: 2x A321XLR vs 1 widebody

You are really asking if the CASM is lower on an XLR versus a widebody. All things being equal the CASM is higher on a smaller plane. That’s because the weight of the airframe per seat increases the smaller plane is. That’s not true, in fact it’s almost the opposite. The larger the model the heavie...

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by TerminalD
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating costs: 2x A321XLR vs 1 widebody
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

Re: Operating costs: 2x A321XLR vs 1 widebody

You are really asking if the CASM is lower on an XLR versus a widebody. All
things being equal the CASM is higher on a smaller plane. That’s because the weight of the airframe per seat increases the smaller plane is.

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by TerminalD
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA Medal of Honor special livery A321
Replies: 33
Views: 13816

Re: AA Announcement 3/24 7 PM CT

Also 7pm is too late for media coverage of a route announcement.

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by TerminalD
Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

Re: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
100 ft width runways are allowable for certain types as mentioned above, however crosswind limitations are much more restrictive than on 150 ft width runways.

Thanks, very useful

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by TerminalD
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?

It seems like airports with scheduled airline service have 150' runway width. Is that required for Part 121? Can it be 100'?

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by TerminalD
Wed Feb 09, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brazil added to the US CBP Global Entry Program
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: Brazil added to the US CBP Global Entry Program

If it was pre-clear I’d be more interested. I’m not sure global entry is a huge deal. The number of peopleaccepted for it will be scant.

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by TerminalD
Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of the Spirit/Frontier merger on US airline industry
Replies: 158
Views: 21097

Re: Effects of the Spirit/Frontier merger on US airline industry

Since we aren't allowed to talk about the effects of the Spirit/Frontier merger on the Spirit/Frontier merger thread, what are everyone's thoughts on the effects this transaction--assuming it will be approved--on the rest of the industry? Further consolidation? Winners and losers? A now-deleted pos...

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by TerminalD
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 769
Views: 157869

Re: Southwest announces plan to exercise all remaining 2022 MAX options

Or rather, they state this as an 'assumption' in today's 8-K filing of the 4Q2021 earnings. Reflects five options exercised on January 1, 2022, for delivery in 2022, and the assumption that the Company exercises all 37 remaining 2022 options. They also acknowledge ongoing MAX7 cert/delivery delays ...

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by TerminalD
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 3479

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

Not so much. The airports themselves pay abut 85% of the preclearance, This is not the case for the 8 airports in Canada with preclearance at the moment. The US foots the bill at those airports. However, according to this link , due to the new 2016 preclearance agreement between Canada and the US, ...

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by TerminalD
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Eyeing BOI For Air Cargo Center
Replies: 13
Views: 1857

Re: Amazon Eyeing BOI For Air Cargo Center

According to the Idaho Statesman, Amazon is exploring a new air cargo center at the Boise airport with construction to be completed in 2023. Not sure why I couldn't add the link to the Statesman, but a quick search will find the article. Would this be a mini hub for the surrounding area or just a b...

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by TerminalD
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2607

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

1) the WN ops software requires all planes be on the ground at approximately 4am Eastern when the system resets. Any airplanes in the air must be manually managed without using the Ops dispatch software which is such a pain they avoid it. WN had previously operated PHX-SEA nonstop flights that were...

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by TerminalD
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2607

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Any idea when Southwest would start red-eyes? Sounds like the technology is almost ready. There are two issues. 1) the WN ops software requires all planes be on the ground at approximately 4am Eastern when the system resets. Any airplanes in the air must be manually managed without using the Ops di...

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by TerminalD
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2607

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Any idea when Southwest would start red-eyes? Sounds like the technology is almost ready. There are two issues. 1) the WN ops software requires all planes be on the ground at approximately 4am Eastern when the system resets. Any airplanes in the air must be manually managed without using the Ops di...

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by TerminalD
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.
Replies: 39
Views: 7929

Re: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.

A passenger is suing Spirit Airlines for an FA sexually assaulting a male passenger onboard a flight a flight to Philadelphia. The lawsuit alleges “ Upon information and belief, Spirit Airlines failed to conduct a thorough background check or reference check on [the flight attendant,]" the com...

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by TerminalD
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 285326

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

How many of the suspended markets are SkyWest at risk? And how bad are the staffing issues at SkyWest? SkyWest back filled a lot of the ExpressJet 50 seat lift at Houston and Denver, and if they are short of staff they may be parking 50 seaters to prioritise 70+ seaters? On the short term, United d...

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by TerminalD
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 3479

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

CUN or PUJ evidently do well enough without paying for the extra incentive. To me, the "Government Benefits" section given by CBP makes the most amount of sense in selling this program to the few takers outside of Canada to date: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/preclearance I think you are mis...

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by TerminalD
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 3479

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

It should be done at whichever airport has the most volume to optimize usage of customs people and facilities to keep costs as low as possible. That means not in BHM or AUH, but it should be in CUN. It’s often done now at the least efficient location for political reasons. CUN or PUJ evidently do w...

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by TerminalD
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 3479

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

It should be done at whichever airport has the most volume to optimize usage of customs people and facilities to keep costs as low as possible. That means not in BHM or AUH, but it should be in CUN. It’s often done now at the least efficient location for political reasons. Not so much. The airports...

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by TerminalD
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 3479

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

With extended back ups and airlines now asking passengers to arrive at the aiport 3 hours before departure....and flights still delayed due to late processing, is pre-clearance worth it for airlines flying from Canada to the US? The costs for the airlines must be astronomical; the impact to airport...

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by TerminalD
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'The Globe and Mail' on C Series subsidies
Replies: 16
Views: 2656

Re: 'The Globe and Mail' on C Series subsidies

Airbus’s A220 ‘success’ is built on Canadian failure Some highlights: If the A220 is the “quintessence” of anything, it is the failure of Canadian innovators to translate ground-breaking technology into commercial success. It is another example of intellectual property, developed by Canadians with ...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed
Replies: 19
Views: 18860

Re: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed

I doubt the argument was only about using the washroom. Ive had plenty of disagreements in the cockpit but never put my hands on anyone or had anyone put their hands on me. The FO was more restrained than I would have been. That Capt would have had a few broken fingers if he had his hands on my fac...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 35727

Re: Updated: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in November 2021

If DL cuts PDX-HND once PDX-ICN is launched, could DL move the PDX-HND slot to JFK? I could see DL adding JFK-HND if they decide to cut PDX-HND, since SkyTeam is absent between NY and Tokyo. They could move the slot, but it would require Re-award to them against other carriers. Having said that the...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 35727

Re: Updated: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in November 2021

If DL cuts PDX-HND once PDX-ICN is launched, could DL move the PDX-HND slot to JFK? I could see DL adding JFK-HND if they decide to cut PDX-HND, since SkyTeam is absent between NY and Tokyo. They could move the slot, but it would require Re-award to them against other carriers. Having said that the...

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by TerminalD
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 373
Views: 50572

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Because MCO is a huge airport and it recently took me an hour from my arrival gate to driving away in my rental car. That eats into that 45 minutes. MCO is also losing Disney’s Magical Express as a free Disney transportation option next year. That is because Brightline is going to have a non-stop t...

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by TerminalD
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 373
Views: 50572

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...

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by TerminalD
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 373
Views: 50572

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 373
Views: 50572

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 373
Views: 50572

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...

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by TerminalD
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rio Airways/TranStar SkyLink Fokker 27?
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Rio Airways/TranStar SkyLink Fokker 27?

superjeff wrote:
Rio flew DeHavilland Canada Dash 7's - they also operated for Braniff out of DFW.

They were Delta Connection at DFW at some point. Don’t know type. Don’t remember any F27s.

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by TerminalD
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 442471

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

DELTA777 wrote:
JFK-LHR has been removed from inventory after March 25, 2022. LGW is still available for booking through the end of the schedule.

LHR has never been for sale beyond that date, so to say it has been removed is inaccurate. It would be correct to say it has not been added for sale after March 25.

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8825

Re: Kam Air A340s

I have noticed that the A340s belonging to Kam Air have their doors and emergency exit doors left open. Is it safe to assume they are W/O? No they are not written off, YA-KME hasn't flown since January, it is stored at KBL, along with YA-KMT, and two other 737s on a taxiway away from the terminal. ...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8825

Re: Kam Air A340s

The vandalized Russian helicopter that was retrieved supposedly was only missing some food from an emergency crash package. I think the Taliban wants a functioning airport, so there is a good chance the planes will not be severely damaged, but the situation is very volatile. If there are rocket atta...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8825

Re: Kam Air A340s

I smell insurance settlement.

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle - engine start and taxi
Replies: 34
Views: 7326

Re: Caravelle - engine start and taxi

I noticed the boarding door was open during pushback. Is the door missing? Caravelle main cabin doors open inwards & upwards, Trident, DC10, 767 & TriStar style. Also the purpose of the taxiing was to record original sounds for a flight simulator, so the door might have been left open for t...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle - engine start and taxi
Replies: 34
Views: 7326

Re: Caravelle - engine start and taxi

I noticed the boarding door was open during pushback. Is the door missing?

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by TerminalD
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 12055

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

The MAX has been back in service for 6 months. I have not seen anything in the media about Pax refusing to fly on it. It seems as though the 2 previous crashes have been forgotten here in the U.S. Is this because COVID and unruly passengers have become the focus of flying concerns? It’s mostly beca...

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by TerminalD
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?
Replies: 34
Views: 9664

Re: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?

Thursday morning flight TPA-FLL. The FO I worked with that afternoon said an NK FA refused to wear her mask once on the plane and was removed from the flight before push. The FO was one of the last ones on and witnessed the altercation in the jetway, with the FA getting very combative, complete wit...

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by TerminalD
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2371
Views: 316613

Re: AS starts seasonal SFO to IXT, MZT & LTO

AS is trying to expand a little at SFO with seasonal Mexican destination flights starting this year, all will be flown by the A-320's in their fleet. https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2021-08-12-Unleash-some-wow-to-your-winter-Alaska-Airlines-adds-nonstop-flights-between-San-Francisco-and-three-sunny-...

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by TerminalD
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 26720

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

This is then”proper” approach to Paro, one of the world’s most dangerous airports, by people that do it every single day. Note they aren’t even lined up to the runway until they are 75-100 feet off of the deck. https://youtu.be/ZBNhwOeOf4Q True enough, but that video is from the opposite runway as ...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 193114

Re: Amazon set to Open EWR hub from 2023

N757ST wrote:
250,000 sq feet and a 125 million dollar investment?

Hardly seems like a “cargo hub”. Maybe a couple flights a day? That’s not much larger then a Costco.

Excellent analogy. Average Costco is 130k sf and 235k is the largest location in Salt Lake City.

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by TerminalD
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MPH student shifting into aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Re: MPH student shifting into aviation

It sounds like you are looking for something in HQ management. I’d say you have three options: 1) get an internship, 2) take some more aviation/business oriented classes, or 3) take an airport job and work your way up. If you get an internship with a medical background you might have your best shot ...

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 65436

Re: Spirts current situation

ONE has to add maybe a complete Spirit Airlines failure, could boost fare yield recovery of the entire airline industry... You recognize that AA on Monday cancelled the same fraction of flights as NK did Sunday, right. No I did not. Perhaps because of AA’s ability to protect its customers upon othe...

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 65436

Re: Spirts current situation

Then the legacy strategy of denying low priced airlines interline agreements to hurt them financially is working perfectly. Great. Before deregulation interline agreements were not optional. Haha is that why DL declined to have an interline agreement with AA all those years? I know that's not what ...

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was wrong with the VC10?
Replies: 18
Views: 2529

Re: What was wrong with the VC10?

Apologies if the Vickers VC10 was more successful than my question made it seem. I stumbled down a rabbit hole of articles and videos and — while a bit before my time — it seems the aircraft was quite capable. It had a long range, held the transatlantic speed record until the Concorde, performed we...

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by TerminalD
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 65436

Re: Spirts current situation

Good luck getting rebooked on a later flight or another carrier in a situation like this. One of the biggest reasons to avoid NK, in my opinion. Then the legacy strategy of denying low priced airlines interline agreements to hurt them financially is working perfectly. Great. Before deregulation int...

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by TerminalD
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the airport near Olympic venue
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Re: Which is the airport near Olympic venue

Narita isn’t near anything. That leaves Haneda.

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by TerminalD
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 7792

Re: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines

I'll start by saying I started flying WN in the late 2000's, and they quickly became one of my favorite airlines. They were that quirky Texas airline that had low fares, an all 737 fleet, no fees, fantastic customer service both on the ground and in the air, and great inflight service (peanuts, pre...

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by TerminalD
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet not seeking financial aid from federal government
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: WestJet not seeking financial aid from federal government

[*] https://globalnews.ca/news/8044695/westjet-airline-financial-aid-canada/amp/ It says each party has agreed to shift focus to restarting the travel and tourism sector, given encouraging vaccination rates. I’m guessing the private owner doesn’t want to risk diluting their ownership stake and possi...

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by TerminalD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13809

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

Hundreds of Caravans are in scheduled service with 9 seats. They have a range of 1232 miles. So, your point is poorly researched. My point is about actual flights, not range of the aircraft. And a new aircraft doesn't need to have the same range as another, if it offers other advantages, like not p...

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