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by CHI2DFW
Fri May 04, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 11026

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Small market = less O&D.
Fewer Fortune 500 = less premium traffic.

Great location, but can’t compete with ORD and DFW.

Even STL isn’t a hub.

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by CHI2DFW
Fri May 04, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8028

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

There's nothing at all stupid about Emirates... down the line. You may not think it will ever happen, but EK certainly sees a future where they serve 30-40 destinations in the US. How many cities does EK serve in the US? When was the last time they added a US destination? To think MKE with no TATL ...

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by CHI2DFW
Fri May 04, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 36 new routes for Avianca Argentina
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: 36 new routes for Avianca Argentina

36 weekly EZE/DTW would suffice.

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by CHI2DFW
Thu May 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 47727

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Rham is desperately ready to deliver a welcoming speach. Make him sweat it out or wait years!

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by CHI2DFW
Thu May 03, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 12318

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

Great article! So many fond memories in the late 70s and early 80s. Parking in a lot that is where the current “L” gates are. Also, relatives lived in Harwood Heights and Pulaski / Edens are had arrivals every minute. Even in Arlington Heights you could see NW going to NRT each day. Flying 747s and ...

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by CHI2DFW
Thu May 03, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163490

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

LOT will be operating 789 instead of 788 on its once-weekly KRK-ORD flight through April. "additional changes remain highly possible in the next few months" https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278400/lot-april-2019-krakow-chicago-aircraft-changes-as-of-30apr18/?utm_medium=em...

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by CHI2DFW
Wed May 02, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16272

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

In a corner?? Umm... Chicago is pretty much in the geographic center of the nation. Which is why it's been the center of the nation's transportation networks be it rail, road, or (until ~20yrs ago) air. Yes it's in a corner relative to the majority of the US population which is located mostly along...

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by CHI2DFW
Wed May 02, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 36056

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

klm617 wrote:
Is there any imformation on when LOT might start WAW to Detroit ?


No time soon.

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by CHI2DFW
Wed May 02, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2018 Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2018 Loads

Let’s see how this summer goes. LH is upgauging to the 346 next summer. I’m guessing they are seeing some of the traffic. I think BA is the next for the whale at DFW.

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by CHI2DFW
Wed May 02, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163490

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

LOT will be operating 789 instead of 788 on its once-weekly KRK-ORD flight through April. "additional changes remain highly possible in the next few months" https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278400/lot-april-2019-krakow-chicago-aircraft-changes-as-of-30apr18/?utm_medium=em...

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by CHI2DFW
Wed May 02, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20568

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

This is starting to get ridiculous. What’s next, the never being built Peotone - SNN as pure gold?

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by CHI2DFW
Wed May 02, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 26220

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

You are expecting them to order more A380’s or shift around the ones they have? They seem to have zero interest in more A380. Shift the ones they have. Once all the A380s go through their mid-life refurb, I'm pretty sure that utilisation would allow for SYD-HKG daily without disruption to other rou...

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by CHI2DFW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
Replies: 39
Views: 4797

Re: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter

Awesome to see them bounce back! Long live DY! They didn't really. But beware the strength of paper accounting, if you're actually a fan of DY... because it just makes them more realistic/ripe for IAG to get their hands on. True. Read the fine print with all of the accounting changes. I hope AUS an...

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by CHI2DFW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163490

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2019/

When will BOG start?
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AV announces ORD-GUA starting April 1, 2019 on Avianca Costa Rica 320.

AV572 GUA1735 – 2320ORD 320 D
AV573 ORD0130 – 0500GUA 320 D

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2019/

When will BOG start?

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by CHI2DFW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV to start ORD-GUA
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

AV to start ORD-GUA

Daily 320 service starting April 1, 2019: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278355/avianca-files-guatemala-city-chicago-schedule-from-april-2019/ AV572 GUA1735 – 2320ORD 320 D AV573 ORD0130 – 0500GUA 320 D Operated by Avianca Costa Rica. Now if we can just get that ORD-BOG service on...

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by CHI2DFW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16272

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

There is also hub geography. First, the Southeast has about 1/3 of the US population, but outside of DC (which is Mid-Atlantic), large metro areas are Miami at #9 (and at the tip of Florida), ATL at #11, and CLT - at #23. Lots and lots of metro areas less than 2 million - not enough for a hub, but ...

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by CHI2DFW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-DTW today
Replies: 29
Views: 3320

Re: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-DTW today

Good luck DTW and other Midwest cities!

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by CHI2DFW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 16440

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

AA to DFW makes sense. Don’t see anyone doing East of the Mississippi unless UA adds ORD.

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by CHI2DFW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16272

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

Dallas is a growth engine located in one of the fastest growing states in the country and is smack dab in the Sunbelt, where population continues to swell. You never stop to ask who is driving Texas's population through the roof. People are not interchangeable pawns. There are demographic and socio...

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by CHI2DFW
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 13597

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

The only question I have is how come there are so many slots? I thought they only had 4 pairs for LGA-DAL and 3 pairs for DCA-DAL VX successfully purchased 6 at LGA, 4 at DCA when AA-DL swapped LGA-DCA slots back in 2014. A bigger news is, AS plans to shut down DAL-East Coast flights from this fall...

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by CHI2DFW
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 156044

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Anyway the reason is because it's not an equal comparison. At SEA DL expands the network offerings for international connecting pax. It is an equal comparison. Common sense should dictate DL's not expanding SEA for "network offerings for international connecting pax" - since the initial S...

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 7380

Re: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports

Big difference on QF at DFW vs. the dfwtower report (blocking seats).

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6313

Re: United post Q1 earnings

The market liked the results.

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4869

Re: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?

No offense, but what does ATL-AKL support?

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by CHI2DFW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163490

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Thank you! That's what we were all hoping for: no more transiting between T-5 and T-1/2/3 for inter-alliance connections. They heard you. That's exactly the point; even SkyTeam will have that ability in T5. Delta was a big participant in the signing, their VP/Facilities, Wayne Aaron, said in the ci...

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by CHI2DFW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58253

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

With regards to new BNE-US routes, what do SEA and DFW offer at BNE? QF does DFW-SYD and could easily do SEA-SYD with current equipment. NZ has already announced ORD with UA. QF would fall further behind if they wait 3-5 years for ORD. QF started DFW via BNE westbound initially. I can see SEA-SYD du...

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by CHI2DFW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10810

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

I won’t believe it’s at ORD until I see it at ORD.

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by CHI2DFW
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exhausts flight subsidy at Columbia MO
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: United exhausts flight subsidy at Columbia MO

United Express also operates COU-ORD twice a day, head to head with AA. No mention on how it affects this service, only the single COU-DEN flight. COU-DFW / ORD have done well. The DEN route is once daily which is not optimal. The Midwest smaller cities have done well for AA and Kirby is bringing i...

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by CHI2DFW
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 AUS
Replies: 32
Views: 8196

Re: BA 747 AUS

Cool to see. Austin has the “nerd bird” but this will be known as the “yield trasher!” Capacity response to DY.

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36966

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

How would AKL-ATL survive? AKL-DFW makes more sense, and seasonal at best. I’d love, i repeat, would LOVE to see DFW-AKL, even though it would likely only be seasonal. If UA can make IAH-SYD work year round (which remains to be seen) along with NZ IAH-AKL, then an AA DFW-AKL to compliment QF’s DFW-...

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 16088

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

You are the person who thinks Detroit should get every airline everywhere, right? So I guess the 'How Can You Even Say That?' retort ought to boomerang right back at you. :lol: Don't Feed the Trolls If I said that I’ld be banned for “trolling.” Yet said Troll continues to post without repercussions.

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36966

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

How would AKL-ATL survive? AKL-DFW makes more sense, and seasonal at best.

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 14311

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

Cointrin330 wrote:
Does this announcement raise the chances of SYD-ORD on QF? Does the 789 have the legs for it, or do they have to wait for next generation aircraft?



789 can’t do SYD-ORD without a big hit. It can do BNE-ORD though.

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163490

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Time of day. When new gates are added...

LH and NH are the “prefered” partners at ORD, but NZ and SQ are getting “cozy.”

Look for some more announcements in late 2018 to affirm the “partnership.”

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11730

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

https://resources.mynewsdesk.com/image/upload/c_limit,dpr_1.0,f_auto,h_700,q_auto,w_670/p9dg734kwefv59zfcl6v.jpg Norwegian cabin crew with Austin-based singer and songwriter, Julian Acosta The new year-round three weekly service from London Gatwick to Austin International Airport breaks the monopol...

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 10292

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

VS at ORD was extremely seasonal (leisure travelers vs. AA/BA and UA with premium traffic year round). Norwegian will probably pack this in summer, but off-season?

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 14311

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

How is the flight direct to ORD? Those flying from Australia still have to change planes in AKL. Very true. Separately though, for SYD and MEL passengers, AKL beats BNE, LAX and SFO for transfers to ORD, with a same-terminal transfer. Cheers, C. Let’s see if they codeshare to Europe in Northern 19 ...

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by CHI2DFW
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9410

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

It’s official now (on other threads)!

Thought this was supposed to happen last week.

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by CHI2DFW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces ILM-ORD/DCA to counter UA new ORD/IAD services.
Replies: 24
Views: 5745

Re: AA announces ILM-ORD/DCA to counter UA new ORD/IAD services.

flymco753 wrote:
If Delta claims they use DTW to compete with ORD, I wonder how long until a daily CRJ-700 is announced for DL to DTW.


Yet another thread that has nothing to do about DTW turns into one.

Mods, can we please block DTW posters in threads that have nothing to do about DTW?

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by CHI2DFW
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/IAH
Replies: 63
Views: 9276

Re: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/

Wait what? They're taking a frame out right after the summer schedule ends. If it was under performing, why wouldn't they go ahead a reduce it in July? They can make even more money putting a competitive product on the plane earlier than planned. OK but that isn't the only 777 in the Delta fleet th...

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by CHI2DFW
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 10292

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

Going after the leisure ORD-London market. Seems like a good seasonal route, but since profits don’t matter, what the heck! ORD-OSL would have been an obvious choice, and underserved market. UA/SK might have responded to that. But leisure at LGW vs. Premium at LHR, doesn’t seem to bother UA, AA, and...

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by CHI2DFW
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?
Replies: 49
Views: 13577

Re: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?

Other than connecting dots and upgauging, ORD is limited due to lack of gates. But this plane may be the “sweet spot” in the short term, even though UA has shown no 787 love at ORD and limited 77W (even though HKG is screaming for it).

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by CHI2DFW
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58744

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Any update on SEA / ORD / more DFW?

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by CHI2DFW
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 47287

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

There was a time when the “el” would extend to a western terminal and eventualy to Woodfield or somewhere in Schaumburg.

I’m sure rerouting to T-5 then T-2 and out west would cost a fortune.

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by CHI2DFW
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America
Replies: 28
Views: 4773

Re: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America

DolphinAir747 wrote:
Nothing to BOS?


I’m sure you meant DTW, not BOS.

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by CHI2DFW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12632

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Sorry, but I just can't see the demand. ORD would make a lot more sense. It could simply be an smoke screen from NZ before they launch ORD, they have in the past started there own rumours around new routes to attract attention and the best deals from the airport companies / local authorities. With ...

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by CHI2DFW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 37337

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

What, no DEN?

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by CHI2DFW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 12318

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -may-2018/


I think BA was asked to move this to the later flight due to congestion at T5 in the early evening rush.
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CHIMAA wrote:


I think BA was asked to move this to the later flight due to congestion at T5 in the early evening rush.

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expanded UA at DEN, IAH, ORD
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Expanded UA at DEN, IAH, ORD

Kirby is talking 17% increase at DEN, IAH, and ORD. Any speculations of new routes?

Given Kirby’s past at AA and DFW, I think ORD May finally get some international love!

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by CHI2DFW
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 12231

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

There is no viability. Every airport in the US with over 1M passengers per month feels entitled to a TA flight, specifically LHR. JAX, RIC, ORF, etc. all want a TA flight along with dozens of other airports. If the demand and profitability was there yes, but 3/4 of the posts on this forum border ins...

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