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by PHLCVGAMTK
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6273

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

I wouldn't entirely discount LAS POS. My time living in Las Vegas happened to coincide with a major election cycle, and in my spare time I volunteered to knock doors to get out the vote. Houses with Hawaiian paraphrenalia, ranging from flags to signs reminding guests to remove their slippahs, were c...

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16959

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

Terrible shame. I enjoyed flying to Ireland for USD $300 round-trip. The business model had some obvious flaws, like lack of onward connections on either side, but where it worked despite that, it worked well. I've seen they are cancelling all transatlantic routes from Ireland. Are there others they...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 370
Views: 58709

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Well, that's a heck of a message, although it can mean one of two things: 1) The obvious one, that QF have made their selection for Project Sunrise, or 2) Airbus is playing some bodyline cricket with QF, basically saying that they are going to build and certify this airplane whether. or not QF buy i...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4029

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

More than anything it's going to rely on finding the engine it needs. Those manufacturers won't commit to essentially designing a new engine without commitments, which they don't have right now. If they can get an engine sorted out, it'll be at most evolutionary (or a dead end if they can't). By fu...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6328

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

Someone help me understand how a Pickering airport isn't 1) a solution in search of a problem and 2) a new Mirabel. Is it that travel time from east of Scarborough is lengthy and unpredictable? If yes, then how does a whole new airport make sense relative to the cost of improving transit (i.e., cre...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94697

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

This is why the A380 is going. The last seats sell too cheap. The same market forces work on the narrowbody market, just with different constants in the equation. P2P is here. Long haul (787/A350), mid haul (xLR, possible 797), or short (now out to 3300nm still air). AF must rationalize their long ...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

I think the future of EAS is quite secure. LNS in less than 70 miles from PHL, and of course MDT is just 30 minutes down the road. We have EAS service BWI, 2 per day, And PIT, 3 per day. An average of about 1 or 2 passengers per flight. The local Congressman is a big anti waste spending guy. Except...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18359

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Are Lingus is also quickly becoming IAG’s LHR reliever hub and also serves the large North American Irish heritage diaspora. LHR only needs a reliever because LCCs are pressuring fares and driving up demand. If they all die it will cost $2k to fly to Europe and back. LHR won't need a reliever. EI h...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 94
Views: 15266

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

I'm going to predict that once DL finishes with BOS expansion they will once again try MIA. It's the final part of their "4 corners strategy". As someone who lives in Miami, I'd love to see it. I think AA would make it hell for them though and it'd be a much tougher fight than either AS i...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23202

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

As if most businesses were located in city centers... In Europe this is more often the case. Listen people, either we are serious about the measures we adopt to lessen the harmful effects of travel, or we are not. I know it's a heartbreaking realization on a website like a.net, but human beings, do...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23202

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 7374

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

I could believe EK looking into a 5th Freedom flight to double frequency at BOS. Shifting the BOS-DXB nonstop to the morning would allow a EU 5th Freedom flight to take the night connection bank, vastly increasing the leverage of the B6 hub. But given the presumptive high political cost of reopening...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49705

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.discoverphl.com/blog/weve-got-fans-worldwide/ And update of the top foreign visiting counties to PHILADELPHIA China in the #2 spot makes it a touch more likely that our first transpacific flight will be on CZ to PKX. That's probably on hold for as long as we're launching trade wars agai...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8811

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

I see AA creating a 321neo subfleet with lieflats and *gasp* potentially PTVs. United is doing a lie-flat subfleet with the MAX 10, JetBlue has been growing Mint domestically, I think it will only be a matter of time before AA starts losing too many corporate contracts that they acquiesce. It would...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 9591

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

Right now, PHX-TYO O&D flyers have a choice of connecting in any of LAX, SAN, SFO, or SEA, or DFW if they don't mind the backtrack, all depending on load factors and therefore prices. AA is seeking to add LAS to that list. PHX will therefore only get a nonstop when there are enough connecting pa...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15650

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

HA needs to RE-TIME the flight west-bound for BOS to SYD as BOS-HNL (HA#89) arrives at 245pm and HNL-SYD (HA#451) departs 1250pm resulting in a +1 day delay. If they really want to sell J on this flight they need to make it connect to SYD, BNE & AKL as SYD is a global city with lots of multinat...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147688

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

As much as the stars were aligning for this at the start of 2019, they are rapidly falling into disarray. To wit: Delta had a solid plan to decongest crowded hubs at CDG and AMS by pulling transfer traffic onto its own overflying metal, and then rely on 9W for connections on the other end, meanwhile...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137781

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

DL doesn't need a base, or a Sky Club, at NRT to serve NRT. Those "beyond NRT" flights to SIN and MNL are all but done. First of all, those routes require a US-Japan segment. By inference, you agree ("DL doesn't need a base, or a Sky Club, at NRT to serve NRT."). DL does need to...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49705

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

An update on AA domestic widebody schedules PHL-LAS 1x 763 **Since 3/4 and appears to be through end of April. AA only operates 2x total in March PHL-SFO 1x 763, 1x 332 **Through much of April. AA operating 4x total in April Plus the normal MCO, MIA, CLT, LAX rotations Is there still an SJU widebod...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3731

Re: New Jersey aviation Thread- 2019

All that's needed is for an air carrier to commit to TTN and offer at least a couple of services/day to places like Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit. maybe Dallas. And advertise that those services exist and don't price them to fail. . Hopefully the new terminal will attract a major to TTN. Likel...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 25010

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Huh? If we're going by mileage, PHL is the closest hub to JNB. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=jnb-phl: 8,032 miles http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=jnb-mia: 8,061 miles PHL is also better optimized for connections from the Midwest and Northeast to South Africa. See ORD: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=ord-p...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137781

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Much as I think DL would love to wind down its NRT operations, I think a major factor in this round of allocations will be the two Governments' desire to keep NRT's international hub status a going concern, especially in view of the 2020 Olympics, which will be a very high volume season. Perhaps the...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10106

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

Could you imagine if foreign countries wanted their own border stations at US airports, we would find that unacceptable, probably. Japan border at Honolulu and LAX or every European country at JFK. Customs should be cleared at arrivals. I see absolutely no problem with Japanese border preclearance ...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138807

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

A NEO needs engines ,engines that allow it to win against a 777-9 and stay competitive with a 787/A350 engine update. There are no such engines at the moment. A NEO would only make sense with a new generation (read GTF) of engine, not with an engine that just "catches" up with current gen...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15897

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

Developing on the example of GLA/EDI, presently in high summer, ACr is flying 168J+1806Y weekly to Scotland. Replace the alternating-days 763 with two 7M8 flying to both GLA and EDI 6x weekly, and that goes up to only 192J + 1836Y weekly. The thing is, the fuel burn on the 7M8 on a 2,700+ nmi stage ...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49705

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

PHL-MDT and PHL-LNS? Wow, that's asking to get slaughtered. You can get to Lancaster on the train in less time than it takes to get to PHL and go through security, on a bad day, and the walkup train fares are reasonable enough to put an awfully low ceiling on yields. I guess for LNS at least it's Ot...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20266

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

I think UA is content with low margins. Dl has a higher threshold. Both approaches have pros and cons. What are the pros of having lower margins? What are the cons of having higher margins? You can have a bigger network. You cannot serve every route your competition is serving. It seems wrong to sa...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 11545

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

Skimming the chart on Wikipedia (yes, I know), there's plenty of 737 Classic operators out there, some of whom are already transitioning to the NG, who could take them all as quickly as they could be checked, refreshed, and repainted. The price for the swap would be the key hangup, but there's a lot...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77761

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

Does the MAN operation really require feed though? JFK and ATL are all about feeding the DL hubs and MCO, BGI and LAS are all point to point all suppress by Virgin Holidays. Would VS really go for an airline just to feed a few seasonal LAX and BOS flights? I wouldn't expect the MAN base to stand st...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49705

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

The terminal congestion at peak is a big reason why I would actually expect PHL-NRT to start on AA metal, much as I would love to see a JL tsurumaru in Philadelphia. Given that the flight would be relying on connecting traffic on both ends, it would most likely have to mirror the schedules of existi...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48977

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Not a surprise. The winning strategy for dealing with a congested hub airport since the mid-00s (i.e. after the A380 launch but before the deliveries) has been "build or buy another hub", and AF-KL and its Skyteam partners have done very well at preventing congestion by balancing traffic b...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19672

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

My biggest takeaway from those renderings (when you click through to the article) are the two A380's in B6 colors at the New T6/T7 :stirthepot: It's good for a laugh, and definitely the wrong colors, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if B6 wants A380-capable gates in its new T6. That would let the...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6425

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

If the JL/AA joint venture can make BOS-NRT work, they can make PHL-NRT work. BOS is a wealthier catchment than PHL, but it's a much more competitive one, with AA in third place behind DL/Skyteam and B6/EI/EK. PHL is much more of a fortress, with the serious competition being 140 km away at EWR, and...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19672

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

Great find. The illustration is from the Jan 2017 article linked in post #2 and reused in the Sep 2018 article. The five terminal layout makes sense. The complete rebuild of T8 concourses makes less sense. Why redesign and rebuild vs finish what was started and perhaps slightly modify based on what...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 14469

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

I would hope that NV would be more efficient building a HSR than CA has been. I wouldn't build HSR. Fast rail? Yes, but at most buy an off the shelf 200kph or at most 124mph. The distance is short enough. Going for 150+mph costs too much. Lightsaber 200 km/h is probably sufficient for LA Basin-Las ...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8565

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

For longer-distance destinations like Beijing, the D-category sleeper trains, which have a capacity of up to 800 lie-flat berths per train, are often the preferred option, but those originate in either Guangzhou or Shenzhen. They will not be extended to Hong Kong, yet, but the new HSR line will make...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26122

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Well that's one more airline who won't be ordering 797/MOM planes as 767 replacements, then. Now this isn't bad news for Boeing at all - they are buying 787s instead, after all. It doesn't mean that AA will never order 797/MOM at all either, just that the 767 replacement part of the plane's mission...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12599

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

There's really no reason to include PHL in this calculation. PHL and EWR have mutually interfering airspace, but not nearly to the extent that the NYC airports do, and in any event PHL just isn't congested in a way that calls for another airport to serve Philadelphia. When traffic grows that much, p...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1845
Views: 171421

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

*For these routes, they were upguaged at the last moment, most likely due to equipment constraints. PHL went from 3xCRJ to 3xCR9, SEA went from 1xA319 to 1xB738/9, BOS went from 2xB712/2xCR9 to 2xB738/2xCR9, and CLT went from 3xCRJ to 1-2xCR9/1-2xCRJ. Depending on how last minute that last moment w...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 30209

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

The only markets of those listed I can see getting service to ICN are, in order of likelihood: BOS, SAN, SJC, PDX, EWR and MIA . ICN is already extremely well connected to most large NA markets. For DL, adding MSP-ICN really gives them all they need to offer a breadth of connectivity. The network f...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24267

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Regarding Asia , my guess is, Winter seasonal to BKK A332 ... timed for connections from North America I had no idea how competitive going via DUB could be on BKK - East Coast USA routes. For comparison: BKK - HKG - JFK - 9,121 mi BKK - DUB - JFK - 9,324 mi BKK - CDG - JFK - 9,512 mi BKK - NRT - JF...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 5012

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

Speaking at IATA general meeting being held in Sydney, Australia, AA CEO Doug Parker, has staed that if the UAE carriers has adhered to the agreement signed few weeks ago, he might consider partnering with the United Arab Emirates carriers. He has said that the partnership depends on the future exp...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10289

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

As I pointed out when B6 started its ORH-JFK flight, one of the main competitors for ORH's catchment is Amtrak out of Providence or New London, but that the trains don't run early or late enough for same-day morning business travel to destinations outside of Midtown Manhattan. That can provide a ste...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled
Replies: 50
Views: 7260

Re: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled

To get back on topic, if SFO's growth becomes severely hampered I am not so sure how well SJC and OAK could keep up. The Bay Area Airport's have been growing around ~5m annually combined the last few years with ~3m to SFO a ~1m to SJC and OAK each. Let's say because of Level 3 SFO flipped to only ~...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Mon May 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 20060

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

So far as we know, every HSR line, by which I mean one engineered for top speeds of 300km/h / 186mph, has made continuous profits after a point no later than five years after opening That is just not remotely true. Paris-Lyon is the only profitable HSR route in Europe, there goes your narrative rig...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Mon May 07, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 20060

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

And also are you trying to say high speed rail does not make money because companies use profit from high speed rail to maintain other socially important lines ? No. Commuter trains subsidize high speed rail, not the other way around. This is incorrect. So far as we know, every HSR line, by which I...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 8200

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

Since people are mentioning that AA will capture passengers flying MEX-PHL-Europe, does AA already connect a sizable amount of European passengers over their other hubs like MIA and CLT? I should think that the current primary connection hub for MEX-Europe passengers on Oneworld is MAD on IB, which...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18244

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Unsurprising. To pivot away from TATL for a moment, LH really doesn't have anywhere it can use a large subfleet of A321LR. Secondary destinations in India was actually my first thought, but it turns out that most of those are in the southern and eastern parts of the country, and the A321LR only has ...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 14936

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

The US3 will always have a cheaper, more underutilized hub available, through which they can re-route connecting traffic on smaller, more flexible twins. Even if they max out all of their current hubs, there are former hubs that still have the infrastructure to be midsized hubs on relatively short n...

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by PHLCVGAMTK
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82481

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I'm always happy to hear about PWM, mostly for personal reasons (I love the city and its quirky-in-a-good-way folks). I'm surprised that ORDPWM isn't more solid, as with MDWPDM. If anyone would make it work year round, it should be WN. Maybe the longstanding bias of travel from ME to FL simply trum...

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