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by OzarkD9S
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 877
Views: 110888

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

DL still has an advantage over B6 at BOS with DL having nonstop service out of BOS to some domestic destinations not currently served by B6 such as CVG, CMH, IND, MCI, MKE, and ORF and with DL offering 1-stop connecting service from BOS through other DL hubs to other destinations that are not serve...

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation

Great topic. For me it was the 70's through the late 80's. I grew up an airline brat, Mom worked for Ozark reservations. She started in 1967, when I was 2 y/o. I don't remember much flying until around 1972 or so, our first trip to Europe was around that time. In those days flying was still for the ...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE
Replies: 67
Views: 4343

Re: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE

Great stuff as usual. Thank you.

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60946

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

According to WN route maps from 1996 and 1998 (which can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/erussell1984/29263094912 and https://www.flickr.com/photos/erussell1984/32253925493 ), WN served ABQ, BWI, BHM, MDW, CLE, CMH, DTW, HOU, IND, MCI, LIT, SDF, OKC, OMA, MCO, PHX, SLC, TPA, and TUL nonst...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC 10 configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4235

Re: DC 10 configurations

http://departedflights.com/seatingguide1.html
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Here's a fairly decent selection of old seating charts:

http://departedflights.com/seatingguide1.html

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 817
Views: 75327

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Jshank83 wrote:
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That said, it is easy to add people to your hide list so if there is someone on here you don't like reading their posts then you can just hide them. It is very helpful.


Yes, but then we may miss the absurdity of it all. :rotfl:

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 13057

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Reasons why I had mentioned the possibility of WN returning to IAH at some point, even if WN re-entering IAH is unlikely to happen anytime soon, include (a) IAH being one of the original destinations served by WN, even though WN had served HOU since November 14, 1971, (b) IAH and HOU being in oppos...

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 13057

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

I agree that WN is unlikely to return to IAH, even if WN can make service out of both IAH and HOU work, due to (a) WN having expanded both domestically and internationally out of HOU in the last 15 years and (b) HOU being closer than IAH is to many of the major business and tourist destinations in ...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3362

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

The original Overseas Terminal was made from the former Pennsylvania Air National Guard hangars, that were originally the home of the 53rd Fighter Wing, 111th Bomber Group and the 103rd Bomber Group. In the early years, they had a large presence at PHL. These hangars housed B-26 Invaders, P-51 Must...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3362

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

airporthistory wrote:

Hi, yes, in case you hadn't seen them, they're in Part 2 toward the end: https://www.airporthistory.org/phl-80years-2.html. I will feature more in the upcoming Part 3.


Just did, thanks. I never knew it was converted hangers!

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 817
Views: 75327

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

There are still some more domestic adds that could be made by WN out of BNA such as the return of BNA-GSP/BDL/PVD/PBI nonstop service, the return of daily nonstop service to SEA from BNA, and the addition of BNA-ALB/ABQ/GRR/IND/PDX/RIC/SLC nonstop service. Your constant speculation can get tiresome...

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 13057

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

While HOU is closer to Downtown Houston, Uptown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, the Kemah Boardwalk, NASA, and Galveston than IAH is, WN re-entering IAH might be a possibility with (a) IAH and HOU being located approximately 29 miles from each other on opposite sides of the city of Houston, (b) ...

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3362

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

airporthistory wrote:

There are images of the OAT in Part 2. I have many more, including an aerial, but had to choose!


Well hopefully you chose a couple, there was a topic on that not long ago here. Thanks for all your great work, we need more of this these days on A-Net.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3362

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

Awesome set of pics. Hopefully you've got one or two of the Overseas Terminal, which seem to be pretty rare. Looking forward to the next installment.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4672

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Sancho wrote:

Thanks, reasonable deal! So the loser would be Norway....


There was an old saying that SAS was "Run by Swedes, for the benefit of the Danes, at the expense of the Norwegians", or something like that.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 142
Views: 36367

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

oosnowrat wrote:

I always have a beer or two at Squatters (near C5). The food is good, too.


Good to know, thanks.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 142
Views: 36367

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

DLASFlyer wrote:

About a third of restaurants open in SLC as of this week.


Thanks so much for the info.

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 142
Views: 36367

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Guess I'll miss out on the new parts of the terminal as I'm flying STL-MSP-BOI-SLC-STL in early August. What's the state of open eateries at the moment? I've got about 2 hours in SLC and plan on grabbing lunch there on my layover.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38338

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

While I agree that WN merging or taking over AA would be a disaster, I agree that there are a few more nonstop domestic routes that could be added by WN out of DAL such as DAL-BUF, DAL-CVG, and DAL-BDL. There are also some nonstop routes that could be re-added by WN out of DAL such as DAL-BOS, DAL-...

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958
Replies: 15
Views: 3479

Re: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958

Looks like LGW has grown a bit since then. :expressionless:

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9671

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

Cointrin330 wrote:

Thank you! I just found those. Was looking in the wrong place. Thank you so much.


You're quite welcome.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9671

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

Anyone have a link to 1980s timetables for Pan Am? Departed flights seems to have only the post-2000 reincarnation of Pan Am. I'd love to get refamiliarized with their TATL schedule from JFK from the 1986-1989 period. Departed Flights has 4 for the 80's: 80/82/85/87 http://www.departedflights.com/t...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9671

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

Pan Am also wasn’t in particularly great terms with many airlines. Their vicious defense of their international routes and (usually successful) attempts to block international expansion of other US airlines generated a lot of enemies who were all too happy to see Pan Am get taken down a peg. Intere...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9671

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

EA was killed off by one man—Franco Lorenzo. Charles Bryan would like a word about that, both were to egotistical to back down. Yes, Bryan was the last true militant union leader in the airline industry. I'm a pro-union guy but Bryan didn't really see the bigger picture IMHO. But Lorenzo was to bla...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x/day
Replies: 94
Views: 14676

Re: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x

I know I post a lot about this, but what the hell is AA doing in NY (forget JFK at this point let’s look at the whole region) and where do they go from here as we march towards recovery? They are barely covering hubs at this point. My guess is AA is realizing they are going to end up much like WN i...

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 788
Views: 103472

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

yeogeo wrote:

Wondering if the construction visible in the background are hangars or terminals; hard to get a sense of the direction the photographer is looking.


The picture was taken where T1 and the old International terminal now stand, so 99% sure the construction is that of a hanger.

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 788
Views: 103472

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

EWRandMDW wrote:

I suspect it's an Eastern L188 Electra.


You are correct.

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA's Original 747 Retirement Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: TWA's Original 747 Retirement Plans

767-300 was the plan.

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 108
Views: 11512

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

This issue comes up a lot on this forum. I am going to attempt to address the myriad of reasons why no secondary airport has been built or will be built for the foreseeable future. It's important to understand that not a single secondary airport has been built since deregulation. Well, BLV's second...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 968
Views: 144259

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Another Rumor LGB crew base being relocated to LAX. LGB being kept at 5 daily flights in November. 1 seasonal daily LGB-BOS red eye. Off season 1 Saturday only Red eye. 3 daily LGB-SLC 1 daily LGB-JFK red eye. Flyguy. I could see 3 JFK, 1 BOS, 1 FLL...if the station stays open @ 5 daily. Or 5 LAS w...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 788
Views: 103472

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ORD T2 - Circa 1973-1975 with B747/DC10 at the low E/F Gates. A few folks on the T2 Observation Deck. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49952069387_1a76754691_c.jpg Source: Postcard-Private Collection-Plastichrome P319676 Stupid little fun fact: Ozark Airlines used to operated nearly 50 flights a...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental / TWA merger 1991
Replies: 16
Views: 2628

Re: Continental / TWA merger 1991

Max Q wrote:

Two struggling airlines led by two of the most incompetent, corrupt CEO’s at the time, Icahn and Lorenzo would not have been a recipe for success


They would have limped along, until Gordon Bethune rode in to the rescue.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental / TWA merger 1991
Replies: 16
Views: 2628

Re: Continental / TWA merger 1991

Maybe it could have been called TransContinental and World Airlines? Or go back to the 30's: Transcontinental and Western Air. Same difference really. :D Actually at the time I could see the CO/TW merger being a plus for both carriers. When AA bought TWA I still felt that CO would have been the bet...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6129

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

Cubsrule wrote:

There’s really no downside in doing so.


Nope, none at all. I always use my passport when flying, domestically or otherwise,

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by OzarkD9S
Sun May 31, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 227
Views: 35740

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Did B6 acquire more gates at LAX? I’m just trying to figure out how B6 grows or even replaces what they had at LGB with LAX. Right now WN can’t even get access to more real estate at LAX until T1E is completed in the next few years. I’m just not sure what B6’s game plan is for LAX going forward. I ...

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by OzarkD9S
Sat May 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: A forgotten scheme to expand the TWA Flight Center
Replies: 19
Views: 5196

Re: IMAGES: A forgotten scheme to expand the TWA Flight Center

I never knew of this plan, but I fiddled around with drawing an expansion of the TWA facilities at JFK. Mine ended up being a T6 linear concourse connecting to a redone Flight Wing One and Two, with an angled Flight Wing Two heading off to the taxiways. This plan was pretty cool, and not what I envi...

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by OzarkD9S
Fri May 29, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 227
Views: 35740

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

CobaltScar wrote:

LAX for LGB is a great trade off for B6. They'd be fools to stay there while opportunities open at premier airports.


Yes, exactly. B6 has a workable niche, but it ain't LGB. If anyone can make LGB work its WN. If they can't...Breeze?

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by OzarkD9S
Fri May 29, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 326
Views: 52132

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

New top 10 as compared to Dec 2019 in order of flights https://www.swamedia.com/pages/corporate-fact-sheet#top10 1 DEN 2 MDW 3 PHX 4 BWI 5 DAL 6 LAS 7 HOU 8 BNA 9 ATL 10 STL OAK, MCO & SAN fell out of the top 10 while BNA, ATL & STL moved in. Looks like this mess is turning WN into a more &...

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by OzarkD9S
Fri May 29, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 227
Views: 35740

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

tphuang wrote:

This is definitely a new one. LAX is going to lose passengers to LGB. We will find out soon enough what demand out of LGB looks like when the overall national demand is down 25 to 30%.


Yes, we shall. I'm thinking positive on WN at LGB, long term. WN ain't B6.

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by OzarkD9S
Fri May 29, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 227
Views: 35740

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

They’ll choose Long Beach for the same reasons as before, low fares and convenience. And that wasn’t enough for JetBlue to be healthy. B6 had a few Bay Area flights, some transcons and LAS/SLC. WN is plugging LGB into a good chunk of their national network. I ain't saying their gonna knock it out o...

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by OzarkD9S
Fri May 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 227
Views: 35740

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Right, adding flights to LGB and taking away flights from LAX is the correct move. Hilarious stuff going on here. LGB is far and away the lowest yielding station for WN in LA Basin. Laugh if you must but this move alone opens up far more of the US market to LGB than B6 could ever hope to offer. And...

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by OzarkD9S
Fri May 29, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 227
Views: 35740

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Beginning Nov. 1, Southwest will offer round-trip, nonstop flights between Long Beach and Phoenix three times a day, and between Long Beach and Austin once a day, the airline said in a statement. https://www.presstelegram.com/2020/05/28/southwest-announces-new-nonstop-daily-service-from-long-beach-...

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by OzarkD9S
Tue May 26, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16407

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

The million dollar question is that the customer will agree to have the ERJs replaced by ATRs and still fly with them. After 20+ years getting used to fly on RJs I believe the regional companies will have a lot of trouble convincing the customers to take the "downgrade" route (and I'm say...

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by OzarkD9S
Tue May 26, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16407

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Of course the ATR 72 stands a chance. The other planes aren't scope compliant so it's either a turboprop or mainline. That's the base case. Yep, Back to the future on props. The legacies pushed the 50 seat RJ's WAY beyond their intended purpose and now they either lose feed or go back to props, at ...

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by OzarkD9S
Tue May 26, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport shopping and eating post Covid
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

Re: Airport shopping and eating post Covid

I wonder if there will be a throwback to the old automat type eateries, where you choose hot food from an enclosed case, punch in what you want, swipe your card and out it comes. More grab-and-go options for sure, sit down eateries may be hard pressed for a while.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon May 25, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17125

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

Dieuwer wrote:

Can anyone explain to me why leisure demand allegedly is picking up while the CDC still has a Level 4 Travel Ban on their website??


Cabin fever.
Impatience.
Stupidity.

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by OzarkD9S
Sun May 24, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38338

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

StrandedAtMKG wrote:

WN is the original LCC. They invented it. We wouldn't even have the concept of an LCC without WN.


Then why did WN execs go to PSA and study their concept? Give credit where credit is due...PSA.

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by OzarkD9S
Sun May 24, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did WN Resume LGA-BWI?
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: When did WN Resume LGA-BWI?

Good use of slots to feed the BWI "hub". Nothing surprises me at this point.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat May 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60946

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Whoa doggie those Ts are expensive. Maybe you don't have a financial connection to the site yet, but . . . they ought to give you commissions. And yes, I also ordered one. In other news I had the strangest dream last night of hopping a war weary 747 from St. Louis to Chicago on a whim with a deceas...

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