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by ayoungblood2
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 7074

Re: Big cities without any airport

Yokohama is Japan's second biggest city and has a population of over 4 mio. (mainly wealthy) people, yet does not have an airport. Also, Kyoto, the heart of Japan's culture and history, major tourist hub and a city of over one million (mainly wealthy) people has no airport. What are other big, weal...

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 7074

Re: Big cities without any airport

inferno wrote:
All I can think of is Monaco, a sovereign state nothing less, without an airport.
True. Although the population isn't too big, it is extremely dense and a tourism hotspot. I guess all of the people going there though are rich enough to come in on private yachts or through the heliport haha.

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 35
Views: 5313

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ? I will fly on one soon, but I am seated in row 46, but looking at Seatguru seatmaps I cant' find any of their B777-300 having that many rows .. The route is Tokyo Haneda - Osaka I wish that here in the US we had more widebody domestic flig...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 68
Views: 9068

Re: Asiana Airlines future expansion

EWR is too far away from NYC compared to JFK and as such is not nearly as convenient for most people flying out of there. Furthermore, the A380 (with the upper deck economy section) is by far one of the most comfortable ways to get to Asia with a one-stop connection in Seoul. Furthermore, the A380 ...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 4947

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

I could be wrong though, as I'm not Canadian and I can't remember enough details about my boarding pass and other documents form when I last travelled there. Despite being an a.netter you mean to say you don't save all your travel documents and file them neatly away for future reference? That's odd...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW A330 Routes and FI 767
Replies: 5
Views: 902

WW A330 Routes and FI 767

As a traveller and lover of flight (like many of you here), I have always preferred flying on widebodies and larger aircraft (Also like may of you here). I also love the idea of LCCs and unique stopover points while traveling, so that's why I'm enquiring about these two airlines. I was just curious ...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 4947

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

If the ID has the middle name, so does the booking. Not controversial at all. Funny thing is that’s not a customs requirement it’s likely a silly policy of WOW. As someone who’s been extensively trained in international document handling, your reservation could be booked as Jane Doe & your pass...

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America
Replies: 37
Views: 8107

Re: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America

They forgot to mention dropping La Paz, an original destination from Eastern and Braniff before. Definitely big changes, Miami needs a second hub carrier. It's working in Denver and Chicago. A second hub carrier would be nice, but anybody looking to establish a hub/focus city in southeastern Florid...

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 34998

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I honestly thought the Blue tulip livery looked more modern than Continental's half globe. Hopefully United does what AA and others have done though and keeps a few aircraft in the old liveries/repaints them for homage purposes. I love the throwback liveries, my favorite being the retro Lufthansa 748!

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 110
Views: 19101

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I would say it is just a matter of time until ORD joins the club, with Ethiopian now filling to Africa hole and either Qantas or Air NZ likely to fill the Australia hole within the next year or two. ORD is just one flight away from being in the club, as will be IAH tomorrow. Any other major airport...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?
Replies: 31
Views: 2216

Re: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?

Now that I think about it, DEN only has one 777 to HNL. That’s pretty surprising actually. I know BA has operated the 777 in the past (not sure if it still flies there or not), and I have also seen some domestic 777s going to ORD and IAD at DEN, but I don't believe there are currently any scheduled...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18712

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

My money's on ORD, YVR, or IAH. After that very slim possibility of IAD maybe because of Star Alliance?

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?
Replies: 31
Views: 2216

Re: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?

CLT is probably the largest without any 777 service (hopefully it will in the near future though with AA retiring its A333s). CTU only has one on KLM, and that might rotate between the 777 and 747. BOG doesn't have any scheduled passenger 777 service either, but I believe they have cargo service on ...

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?
Replies: 31
Views: 2216

Re: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?

Now that I think about it, DEN only has one 777 to HNL. That’s pretty surprising actually. I know BA has operated the 777 in the past (not sure if it still flies there or not), and I have also seen some domestic 777s going to ORD and IAD at DEN, but I don't believe there are currently any scheduled...

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by ayoungblood2
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smaller next-to-a-city airports
Replies: 42
Views: 2512

Re: Smaller next-to-a-city airports

LCY is probably the one that pops into my head first. Literally 10 minutes away from the financial district in London and the only airport in the London area to actually be located within city limits I believe. CGH in Sau Paulo is another one that comes to mind, and even though it is actually busier...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 5242

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Beijing Capital Airlines

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH future in Berlin
Replies: 3
Views: 470

LH future in Berlin

LH just announced that after only a few months the airline is axing its JFK-TXL service. Obviously, with Air Berlin folding it would seem ideal for LH to increase its presence the Berlin market and open up more flights because of the decrease in competition in that market. After all, Berlin is an im...

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK
Replies: 56
Views: 9308

Re: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK

A new coast airport in Lower bay to replace JFK LGA closed and EWR convert to domestic only Why would the state of New Jersey agree to that? EWR is much better for international connections than JFK. JFK does not have outside connections between terminals. That means anyone making connecting betwee...

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by ayoungblood2
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK
Replies: 56
Views: 9308

Re: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK

I don't understand why BA doesn't partner with AA to finish the build-out of T8. Seems logical to have the two partners in the same building, along with AS, who is closely linked with both. As for the T2/T3 space, I don't see why they couldn't compromise and let them both expand. Seems like each wo...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Career Change and Jetblue gateway?
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Pilot Career Change and Jetblue gateway?

Hi all. I am a marketing major in my senior year of college, and ever since I could walk I've always loved planes. My grandfather flew on the PB-2Y in WWII and this is what really made me fall in love with flight. Anyways, I'll be graduating in May, and I'm really starting to realize that although I...

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by ayoungblood2
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 6406

Re: BA to CLT?

Why would BA come to CLT when AA already covers the segment well? It's not like Charlotte is a huge market or anything where a frequency needs to be added. There are other markets that would make much more sense to add or upgauge frequency. Charlotte is one the fastest growing markets in the countr...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6692

Re: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18

3 British Airways 744s at gates 1 BA 744 at Hardstand. 1 BA 318 at gate. 1 BA (Openskies) 757 at gate 1 ANA 773 at gate 1 UIA 763 at gate 1 IB 340 at gate 1 Qantas 744 at gate 2 VX 320s at gates Normal afternoon. I find this terminal often maligned on a.net with an uncertain future. I can not think...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 6406

Re: BA to CLT?

They’re “metal neutral” but people have a preference. I prefer to avoid the intrusive and pointless security theatre from G4S whenever I fly a US airline transatlantic. If there was a case for BA deploying a B788 then it would be a good thing for the market. The reason AA dropped BOS-LHR was the ha...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 131826

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Wish AA would send a few A330's to DFW ..... :) The real question is when will AA send a widebody that isn't an A330 to CLT on a regular basis :lol: As a CLT spotter, it would be great to get a few 787s and 777s there. Heck, RDU even has the 777 to LHR! Considering all the congestion at CLT (cough,...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 6406

BA to CLT?

I know BA used to fly to CLT back in the 90s. Wondering if there's a possibility that they would return? After the US AA merger in 2013, I remember that the BA CEO stated that the airline would look to expand operations into some US strongholds. Given the connecting opportunities that CLT has, in ad...

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 131826

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Sooner787 wrote:
Wish AA would send a few A330's to DFW ..... :)


The real question is when will AA send a widebody that isn't an A330 to CLT on a regular basis :lol: As a CLT spotter, it would be great to get a few 787s and 777s there. Heck, RDU even has the 777 to LHR!

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10527

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

As referenced in another thread UA have admitted abandoning all service to Kennedy was a bad idea A smisek decision to concentrate on EWR May have seemed logical at the time but it has probably resulted in the loss of some corporate contracts and other high yield traffic that wants to go into JFK (...

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by ayoungblood2
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 25718

Re: DL add IND-CDG

A win for DL but a much bigger win for IND and the midwest.

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by ayoungblood2
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prospective Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Prospective Air Traffic Controller

Thank you for all of this information and your input. There is a lot of great stuff in here that I think will be helpful to me. Although the paycheck is good and the salary is enough to live comfortably, I'm really just interested in this career option because of my passion for flight. But just to ...

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 55071

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Calm down, I know AA is not going to dehub CLT (at least not anytime in the near future). It is their most profitable only because they control 90% of the traffic in the airport and there is a lack of competition. It has the lowest O&D of the hubs and is not extremely convenient to connect in. ...

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prospective Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Prospective Air Traffic Controller

Hi all. I live in North Carolina and am currently going into my senior year of college and will be graduating in May as a marketing major with a minor in Spanish. I have always loved travel, flight, aerospace, and aircraft, and am seriously considering a change in my career path and becoming an air...

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 55071

Re: BA's Next US Destination

CLT and CVG already have TATL service due to being a AA and DL hub respectively. Personally, I think both airports should be dehubbed though, so if in the (highly unlikely) event that ever happened, BA could start. Why would AA dehub CLT??? Lowest cost per enplanement, southeastern connecting hub A...

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prospective Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Prospective Air Traffic Controller

considering a change in my career path and becoming an air traffic controller. What is your motivation for this? I am an ATC and have been involved in ATC selection/recruitment and this is a question I always ask... Why do you want to be an ATC? I have a neighbor who recently retired from ATC and w...

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by ayoungblood2
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prospective Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Prospective Air Traffic Controller

Hi all. I live in North Carolina and am currently going into my senior year of college and will be graduating in May as a marketing major with a minor in Spanish. I have always loved travel, flight, aerospace, and aircraft, and am seriously considering a change in my career path and becoming an air ...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 9129

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

The ME3 are a sham. Government funded so profit isn't main goal setter. Seems to me their main goal is to just screw the US3 into pulling out of some European stops and India all together. They're no more a sham than the US3, who have received government aid on numerous occasions and had various me...

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by ayoungblood2
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18548

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

AA dominates MIA-LAX. it has every reason to reduce capacity and offer a less elaborate product in a market where it will carry the traffic regardless of the product offered. Of course, other carriers could add or expand service, but AA has every reason to cut capacity and get higher fares where it...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2017 Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2017 Loads

June 2017 estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW: http://bit.ly/2vp0Uh9 Strong performance overall. I wonder if we will see some up-gauging soon, BA could switch the 744 to A380. Lufthansa is nearly full, and a 748i would be a gorgeous addition to DFW, but I'd be happy with an A350 ...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 31646

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

LHR seems totally reasonable, but how many international flights do they expect that need customs on arrivals at the same time? They are proposing what looks like a massive international arrivals building. My guess is that this construction is being made with a very long term future in mind. There ...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?
Replies: 32
Views: 4585

Re: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?

The key for being sustainable in the long term is diversification. As a city, Dubai has more tourism, finance, and a larger population than Doha or Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi has a decent amount of of O&D traffic, but it doesn't have near the tourism that Dubai receives and most people traveling from ...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 27339

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Although WOW and FI fly their A321s and 757s from KEF as well as other carriers who operate their 757s TATL, I thought it was worth mentioning the beginning of a new era with scheduled 737s going across the North Atlantic too on a regular basis. (Not counting the daily SK B737 CPH-BOS). 3 B738 and ...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 31646

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

LHR seems totally reasonable, but how many international flights do they expect that need customs on arrivals at the same time? They are proposing what looks like a massive international arrivals building. My guess is that this construction is being made with a very long term future in mind. There ...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 237
Views: 18738

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

I'm generally a lurker...not an airline expert, but for as much as you all think you know about airlines, you sure don't understand the current markets in the US or the changes going on in them. And if you don't have a grasp on where the economics and people in the US are moving (Nashville is one o...

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by ayoungblood2
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 27339

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Although WOW and FI fly their A321s and 757s from KEF as well as other carriers who operate their 757s TATL, I thought it was worth mentioning the beginning of a new era with scheduled 737s going across the North Atlantic too on a regular basis. (Not counting the daily SK B737 CPH-BOS). 3 B738 and ...

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion
Replies: 40
Views: 5824

Re: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion

Any thoughts on some new potential routes that could come out of CLT's Concourse A Expansion? Since most of the gates will be for airlines outside of AA, here are my thoughts: B6 CLT-FLL CLT-MCO WN CLT-FLL CLT-STL DL CLT-BOS F9 CLT-LAS CLT-CVG Obviously all of these won't happen but just some ideas...

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12720

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

NRT would be only Asian route if any with a 788? CLT - Asia is pretty much a non-starter for the foreseeable future - there is little local demand, few unique connections and overflies every other hub... Aren't they building a lengthy new runway specifically to lure Asian service? By the way....the...

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT Expansion
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

CLT Expansion

Obviously CLT is undergoing some serious renovations, additions, and expansion at the moment. I know the airport is currently being stretched at its capacity and needs to expand, but should we expect any new airlines, air services, or aircraft at CLT with this expansion? Also, who will be occupying ...

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 10596

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Song. The name isn't horrible, it's moreso poor branding and marketing error. But there was a lot of other stuff wrong with their marketing campaigns too.

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM gives updated B Concourse update with layouts
Replies: 28
Views: 4077

Re: MEM gives updated B Concourse update with layouts

I flew IAH-MEM-IAH this past week on UA. Was very impressed with the loads, only 2 empty seats outbound, zero empty inbound on 737-700 equipment. Only a year ago, there was no mainline equipment on this route! MEM does have potential, especially with WN to gain some nonstop service back to former D...

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by ayoungblood2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM gives updated B Concourse update with layouts
Replies: 28
Views: 4077

Re: MEM gives updated B Concourse update with layouts

I flew IAH-MEM-IAH this past week on UA. Was very impressed with the loads, only 2 empty seats outbound, zero empty inbound on 737-700 equipment. Only a year ago, there was no mainline equipment on this route! MEM does have potential, especially with WN to gain some nonstop service back to former D...

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