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by TerminalD
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

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: 16
Views: 1377

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: 16
Views: 1377

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: 2456

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: 6761

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: 34179

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: 34179

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 Sanford International Airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 9978

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 Sanford International Airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 9978

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 Sanford International Airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 9978

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 Sanford International Airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 9978

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 Sanford International Airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 9978

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: 2183

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: 1814
Views: 348306

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: 8579

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: 8579

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: 8579

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: 7022

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: 7022

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: 11442

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: 9268

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: AS starts seasonal SFO to ZIH, MZT & LTO
Replies: 36
Views: 4331

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: 25521

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 set to Open EWR hub from 2023
Replies: 35
Views: 4665

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: 1326

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: 63009

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: 63009

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: 2309

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: 63009

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: 2220

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: 7332

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: 1
Views: 650

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: 13462

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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by TerminalD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 977
Views: 199865

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Wasn’t there supposed to be an announcement of new/additional BUR routes as well as the launch routes for the HVN base yesterday? It is known that there is a significant delay. The speculation is that it is something related to the FAA oversight of a new scheduled airline (Predecessor entity was no...

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by TerminalD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 64786

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

AS also suspended PAE-LAX/PDX/SFO/SJC from the end of October to January according to the weekly OAG update July 6.

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by TerminalD
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 977
Views: 199865

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Wasn’t there supposed to be an announcement of new/additional BUR routes as well as the launch routes for the HVN base yesterday? It is known that there is a significant delay. The speculation is that it is something related to the FAA oversight of a new scheduled airline (Predecessor entity was no...

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by TerminalD
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16555

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

VV wrote:
That's the automatic shutdown feature.

If Breeze flies these transatlantic that auto-shutdown feature could really make the trip exciting.

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by TerminalD
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results
Replies: 37
Views: 5934

Re: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results

NEWS FROM THE VERY NEAR FUTURE
“Congress Asks If Airlines Getting Relief Funds Are Allowed to Bank Huge Profits”

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by TerminalD
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze International RFP
Replies: 24
Views: 4473

Re: Breeze International RFP

Why not South Pacific and Africa? They can fly MYR to Zimbabwe.

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by TerminalD
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern interested in Mexicana.
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: China Eastern interested in Mexicana.

Wait till they find out MX is now Breeze

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by TerminalD
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13462

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

If it’s battery powered, why does it need to fly so high? You can get a great TAS in the mid 20’s flight levels. Weather ? Wing optimized for that ? Huge service ceiling, tiny range. Doomed. Needs to have a lot more range than that. How many 9 seaters currently in use are scheduled on flights longe...

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by TerminalD
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13462

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/eviation-unveils-the-production-all-electric-alice-aircraft-as-it-prepares-for-the-inaugural-flight-892734153.html https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1555744/Eviation_Alice_Rendering_Seattle.jpg?p=publish Quick update, the production conforming version of th...

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by TerminalD
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of F9?
Replies: 20
Views: 1857

Re: The Future of F9?

With NK’s big MIA announcement today, it got me thinking about the future of F9. It seems they are the odd man out in the US ULCC market, with NK beating them at virtually every facet and a resurgent G4/up and coming BZ threatening them from below. They aren’t consistent in their route offerings an...

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by TerminalD
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9913

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

N757ST wrote:
JetBlue isn’t currently the largest airline in JFK, but might become it after the NEA.

Only by the definition you have chosen to use. For example, they are presently the #1 domestic carrier at JFK for originating traffic according to MIDT.

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by TerminalD
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9913

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

JFK is missing a common new theme for large airports: NK, F9, or WN service. NK and F9 both fly out of the other two NYC airports. Those serve Manhattan and Queens/Brooklyn parts. However, people living closer to JFK or east do not have ULCC service. Please correct me if it is a price issue , but I...

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by TerminalD
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of F9?
Replies: 20
Views: 1857

Re: The Future of F9?

With NK’s big MIA announcement today, it got me thinking about the future of F9. It seems they are the odd man out in the US ULCC market, with NK beating them at virtually every facet and a resurgent G4/up and coming BZ threatening them from below. They aren’t consistent in their route offerings an...

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by TerminalD
Wed May 26, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 437
Views: 52089

Re: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”

Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake” https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qatar-airways-ceo-the-a380-was-our-biggest-mistake AAB cites the "the rising fuel price" as one strike against the A380 but once again trots out his newly discovered green credentials, saying &qu...

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by TerminalD
Tue May 25, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 785
Views: 98269

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

Don’t be so sure. BDL will def get capacity from Breeze response. We haven’t seen HVN response because there are no routes. If they fly something like HVN-ATL there’s a good chance DL enters. Well at least that won't happen with Avelo at HVN. DL and or UA at HVN would do very well, say with 2-3 dai...

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by TerminalD
Tue May 25, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 785
Views: 98269

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

SkyBus and independence air launched at a terrible time. These two new airlines are launching at maybe the easiest time for a ulcc ever and at a time when people want to avoid the big airports more then ever. I think both will be really successful. Both are very well planned and have real Industry ...

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by TerminalD
Mon May 24, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1006
Views: 159690

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Maybe I’m missing it, any word on when DL will return to FNT? Traveling through there last week kiosks and signage was still up. I have a suspicion that DL will probably reopen FNT probably in early 2022. My uneducated guess is that it comes back in time for the sun/beach/cruise winter season. It l...

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