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by btbx11
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3385

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

flyfresno wrote:
Just off the top of my head and in the US, DEN, DTW, MCI, OAJ; to lesser extents PIT, SMF, and RSW.

DEN has had convenient rail service to dowtown for a few years now.

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by btbx11
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13626

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

No Delta isn't the largest employer in the state. Atlanta and Georgia are a lot more than just Delta! Who is it then? Home Depot is the largest company, but the majority of their workforce is not in Georgia. Coca Cola, Aflac, UPS and The Home Depot employ more ppl in the state. Delta comes in fifth...

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by btbx11
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12232

Re: US DoT bans all Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

The rule change has to go into effect, first, but it probably won't be long before some person or group challenges it. Such a suit might get an immediate injunction to pause the rule - and it might not, leaving the rule in effect while it plays out in the courts (multiple - don't forget appeals!) f...

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by btbx11
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 6037

Re: What is VFR?

Never personally heard "VFR" used to mean "Visiting Friends and Relatives". I would think that would be at best extremely confusing in an aviation forum, because VFR has, and has always had, a pretty specific meaning in aviation. I would suggest not using a non-aviation context ...

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by btbx11
Tue May 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do manager bonuses harm aviation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Do manager boni harm aviation?

Using "boni" incorrectly as a plural for bonus and a synonym for bonuses makes this post distracting to read.

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by btbx11
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 10435

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

Population alone doesn't equate with demand. Phoenix and San Francisco are similarly sized metro areas yet one offers dozens of intercontinental flights each day while the other can only make one work year round. No. As has been explained here many times, the Bay Area population is strangely divide...

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by btbx11
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes
Replies: 48
Views: 8232

Re: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes

drdisque wrote:
Yeah, SNA-GEG/BOI aren't worthy of a SNA slot, nor does anyone operate the proper equipment who would be interested in a route like that.


SNA-BOI numbers are driven by a very big corporate customer of WN. I'd be surprised if it doesn't get started soon.

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by btbx11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 13363

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Emotional Support Animals: what started out as therapy animals for veterans and others with PTSD from traumatic events has morphed into a three-ring circus because some entitled jerk found a way to game the system and bring any kind of animal, big or small, onto an airplane for free. But the most r...

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by btbx11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 13363

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Emotional support animals do need to be trained and certified. They should also meet certain size requirements, and they should carry liability insurance. A small well trained/chosen dog or cat can be almost invisible to other passengers. Nope. So called emotional support animals require no trainin...

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by btbx11
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 7509

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

I'm surprised no one (that I noticed) has mentioned Newark. Super-convenient almost one seat ride to Midtown Manhattan. But yeah, SFO, YYZ, SLC, DCA best in North America in my opinion.

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by btbx11
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA to add 5th destination in Argentina, Salta SLA
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: COPA to add 5th destination in Argentina, Salta SLA

IMHO, even a future announcement of extra MDZ frequencies and the addition of TUC to its route network. MDZ just went to daily, ROS would have to come first as it is a bigger source market, although MDZ has much more tourism and the wine industry. I understand CM does good business with traffic fro...

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by btbx11
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 24269

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Would love to see PDEW stats on SIN-USA. You can always use the interactive the Brookings Institute tool https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/global-gateways-international-aviation-in-metropolitan-america/ Quick look NYC - 112,608 LA - 104,052 SF - 93,592 HOU - 36,974 CHI - 23,592 DC - 19,505 SEA...

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by btbx11
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9580

Re: BA not resuming OAK

I don't think it was OAK that made this route not work - but LGW. That said, OAK-LHR wouldn't really add any value to the market pair that an additional SFO-LHR wouldn't take care of. And yes, LHR slots are few and far between.

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by btbx11
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 10418

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Algiers is the only part of the original question that I can speak on expertly. And the simple answer is that Air France owns the XXX-Europe-ALG connection market for historical, cultural, and language reasons. LON-ALG is almost exclusively local vfr, so is flown from LGW rather than LHR. Traffic is...

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by btbx11
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4853

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

Ok... 2 things.. The OP stated that YULALG is also there to enhance tourism between the two points. I understand the French VFR traffic but what tourism are they looking to cultivate in Algeria? I'm honestly intrigued. 2. Why would BOM be dehubbed if its the most populous city in India. Even if its...

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by btbx11
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ
Replies: 19
Views: 2791

Re: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ

dcajet wrote:

CM420 PTY 15:40 MDZ 00:21+1 1357 738
CM421 MDZ 01:34 PTY 06:30 1246 738



Seems timed to connect with their earlier SFO flight, which has more business connections with MDZ than any other North American city I believe.

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by btbx11
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 16644

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

I knew this was eventually going to happen. I know two DL gate agents that have been bitten by (obviously fake) "support" animals. Congress and the industry really need to take action... Keep in mind that congress doesn't have to do anything, as the decision to allow so-called "emoti...

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