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by Balloonchaser
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten

I’d recommend staying at the Sonesta in Maho if you can. It’s literally a 50 second walk across the street to the beach. There’s plenty of good restaurants in Maho and it’s an extremely safe city with lots of action. Paying a bit extra to stay at the Sonesta might be worth it. It’s walkable to/from ...

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by Balloonchaser
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 63501

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anyone heard anything on the loads of the airlifts to and from the island of St. Maarten? Airlines seem to be doing really well, but I’m assuming that the island still isn’t ready for more airlifts yet. Has anyone heard anything about any future development? I heard rumors of a big Sunwing Group...

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by Balloonchaser
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 63501

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

So just a few questions.. Maybe someone has the inside or knowledge.. So currently at SXM/TNCM, more and more flights are being reduced and the prices of tickets have increased significantly. Mainly with American.. But why cut/decrease a flight significantly? Why not fly the A319 over the B738/B752...

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by Balloonchaser
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 63501

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

So just a few questions.. Maybe someone has the inside or knowledge.. So currently at SXM/TNCM, more and more flights are being reduced and the prices of tickets have increased significantly. Mainly with American.. But why cut/decrease a flight significantly? Why not fly the A319 over the B738/B752/...

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by Balloonchaser
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines Business Class 737-800 Philadelphia to St. Maarten: A Spring Break Down South *VIDEO FLIGHT REPORT*
Replies: 8
Views: 6041

Re: American Airlines Business Class 737-800 Philadelphia to St. Maarten: A Spring Break Down South *VIDEO FLIGHT REPORT

Jetways aren’t used at all currently. You’ll see upon departure from SXM how it really is inside.. They have a neat system for departures. Enjoy your stay!

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by Balloonchaser
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 63501

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anyone heard anything about SXM? Nothing new in a while.. With hotels open the economy starting to boom, and the airport making strides of progress, I would expect airlines to jump on it and introduce new service to the island. Carriers like TUI, XL Airways, Sun Country and Thomas Cook Airlines ...

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by Balloonchaser
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37909

Re: The Future of ISP

Allegiant would come in for half a year and then pull out. Allegiant would serve a bunch of new Florida destinations that currently aren’t served From ISP.. But I personally don’t see them striving here.

An Airbus does have the range, but it’d be tight

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Type a/c at SXM now - 2155Z
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: Type a/c at SXM now - 2155Z

Private B777 (N777UK) just touched down at SXM

Mahobeachcam.com
SXMislandcam.com

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Type a/c at SXM now - 2155Z
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: Type a/c at SXM now - 2155Z

Ah the billionaire willy waving contest, you think you’ve got the biggest jet on the island then someone rocks up with a 777 private jet :P Indeed mate. Last Wednesday there was a Private A332 that came in and did a drop off. Did some reading on that Private B777 (N777UK) and it said that it costs ...

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by Balloonchaser
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Type a/c at SXM now - 2155Z
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: Type a/c at SXM now - 2155Z

There are currently 3 Private BBJ Aircraft at SXM with a 4th on the way. The current 3: P4-MES - B763ER N301SR - B737 N127QS - B737 Tomorrow at 7/8 AM, there is the anticipated arrival of a Private B777 (N777UK) coming in from PHNL aswell as a B737. Unknown if that other B737 is Landing at SXM or if...

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by Balloonchaser
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Growth of SXM
Replies: 20
Views: 4665

Re: The Growth of SXM

How much of SXM is rebuilt? The place I stay won't be ready until mid-2020 at the earliest. The majority of the island has shown significant progress towards total restoration. Currently all of the touristy cities are 100% back to normal life as the other ones are getting back up there. The airport...

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by Balloonchaser
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Growth of SXM
Replies: 20
Views: 4665

Re: The Growth of SXM

Yeah. I’m assuming that the article is actually talking about a seasonal charter airline operated for S7. I’d assume it’d be Moscow-St.Maarten-Punta Cana-Moscow. Now on a slight different topic, why doesn’t SXM get served by more cargo aircraft? It seems odd for there not to be a large need of cargo...

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by Balloonchaser
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Growth of SXM
Replies: 20
Views: 4665

The Growth of SXM

I was recently reading a article from the daily herald regarding Jetblues FLL-SXM Route start. In the artlcle it then proceeds to talk about pending routes. https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81521-usp-elated-by-jetblue-s-new-route-to-st-maarten “USP fully expects that other route development eff...

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65714

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

I'm not 100% sure but I think the extra 777 might be a 4-class GE aircraft, so there'll be 6 3-class GEs, 4 3-class RR and 4 4-class GEs. The 4-class without the crew bunk couldn't do South America and I think the 3-class RR are tied up with LIM, MRU, SJO, LAS, possibly an extra couple of frequenci...

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by Balloonchaser
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37909

Re: The Future of ISP

Islip Town officials are seeking 6mm in bonding to secure up to 60mm in FAA grant funding to rebuild the west concourse and modernize the baggage claim. New west concourse hasn’t been designed but officials are seeking ‘two levels’ with three jet bridges. Looking to secure funding ASAP to ‘move up ...

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by Balloonchaser
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37909

Re: The Future of ISP

Islip Town officials are seeking 6mm in bonding to secure up to 60mm in FAA grant funding to rebuild the west concourse and modernize the baggage claim. New west concourse hasn’t been designed but officials are seeking ‘two levels’ with three jet bridges. Looking to secure funding ASAP to ‘move up ...

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by Balloonchaser
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 5837

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

How about either B6 or DHL/Amazon Prime actually serve KISP with this?! :|

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by Balloonchaser
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62557

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Also hearing rumors about another European Carrier looking at TNCM service? Anyone have further info?

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by Balloonchaser
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 62557

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

http://mediaroom.jetblue.com/investor-r ... -163556413
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JetBlue has announced KFLL-TNCM. Starting in the winter of 2018/2019.

Will we see Spirit drop out of SXM or will we see them move to MCO-SXM or go more then x1 weekly on the FLL route?

http://mediaroom.jetblue.com/investor-r ... -163556413

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by Balloonchaser
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 56
Views: 16657

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

Does anyone else see LEVEL entering the TNCM (SXM) Market?

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by Balloonchaser
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to fly tourists from MSP to Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis
Replies: 18
Views: 2232

Re: Sun Country to fly tourists from MSP to Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis

I’m surprised that Sun Country didn’t mention anything about the other islands like SXM where hey suspended the service after the hurricane a year ago Looking through the Sept./Oct. issue of their CONNECTIONS magazine, it showed all of the recent route additions, minus Belize and St. Kitts, and I n...

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by Balloonchaser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to fly tourists from MSP to Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis
Replies: 18
Views: 2232

Re: Sun Country to fly tourists from MSP to Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis

I’m surprised that Sun Country didn’t mention anything about the other islands like SXM where hey suspended the service after the hurricane a year ago

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by Balloonchaser
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 12368

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

CYYZ-TNCM is going from a Rouge B763 to a AC B737 MAX.. Should I be upset that SXM lost another big aircraft (B763)... Or should I be glad that SXM is being served with more efficient and newer aircraft?

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by Balloonchaser
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 17594

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

One thing that interests me is that when WN started service to ALB/PVD/BUF/MHT/BDL, all of the stations received service to the WN's Western focus cities. ALB got LAS, and I believe every other station got service to both LAS and PHX. Most of these were flown for 10-12 years, and then were slowly d...

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by Balloonchaser
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 69645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Why does AS show KISP as a bookable destination?

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by Balloonchaser
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2486

Re: Airline History @ KISP

So with all of this being said... It proves that the Long Island Market can sustain service from not only LCC but also from airlines like Delta, and American. We are now seeing the market strive again, but why are Airlines like Delta or Spirit hesitant about coming back to LIMA? Why is Southwest and...

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by Balloonchaser
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2486

Airline History @ KISP

Hey Folks. Does anyone have any airline history of KISP? I currently have that these airlines have operated/still operate from ISP. But I would like to find out more about this. SWA: X4 Daily ISP-PVD X1 Daily ISP-JAX X1 Daily ISP-FLL X3 Daily ISP-BNA ISP-BWI ISP-MDW ISP-TPA ISP-MCO ISP-LAS ISP-RSW N...

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 5455

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

enilria wrote:
klm617 wrote:
NK to Detroit would be nice.

I have the impression F9 announced their early Winter schedule already and since SRQ is Winter season that leads me toward your NK speculation or somebody like Elite.

Then I’d love to see Elite expand at KISP ;)

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 5455

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

F9 to ISP, PVD, TTN, PHL, BUF, AUS from SRQ

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 17594

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

I'd really love to see more ISP stuff. Please. Besides a couple frequencies, WN hasn't added a new destination to ISP since the mid 2000's. In reality, SW could chase F9 out of LIMA by competing for their airport back.. ISP-MDW (instead of ORD) ISP-SJU ISP-ATL ISP-RSW ISP-DEN ISP-LAS (Just Because)...

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 17594

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

I'd really love to see more ISP stuff. Please. Besides a couple frequencies, WN hasn't added a new destination to ISP since the mid 2000's. In reality, SW could chase F9 out of LIMA by competing for their airport back.. ISP-MDW (instead of ORD) ISP-SJU ISP-ATL ISP-RSW ISP-DEN ISP-LAS (Just Because)

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by Balloonchaser
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 17594

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Hawaii
Caribbean
KLAS from KISP

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by Balloonchaser
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 61002

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

I think an ISP-DEN route would do exceptional. ISP used to have nonstop service to LAS via WN but was cancelled due to frequent flier mileage or something to that effect, and were losing money on that route. Many people can connect in DEN for service to LAS and LAX and I think that these routes wou...

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by Balloonchaser
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37909

Re: The Future of ISP

ISP desperately needs nonstop flights to LAS and LAX. They will be full year round guaranteed. Any time I fly out of JFK, many if not all the passengers i speak with are going to LI whether it be for leisure or business or family time. All i spoke with said they would rather use ISP. Rumors current...

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by Balloonchaser
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 69645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

What about Alaska Air in the Caribbean?

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by Balloonchaser
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Flight # DARTHVDR?
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Air Canada Flight # DARTHVDR?

Some pilots like to have some fun on their flights. I’ve seen some pretty odd ones..

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by Balloonchaser
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 69645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Not in this announcement.. But in the future, does anyone else see Alaska going into the smaller airports like KISP, KPVD, KBDL, KSWF, KBTV, etc?

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by Balloonchaser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 144
Views: 16313

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

Money is on Spirit or Frontier...

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by Balloonchaser
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 3128

Re: Airports not announcing service

You guys are have are asking a lot, but lets be honest, twitter isn't exactly the best medium to drive conversion to sales. Facebook/Twitter definitely gets the word out... When someone sees an announcement on a airport page, it may make them go and book their Winter Vacation or it may just put it ...

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by Balloonchaser
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 3128

Re: Airports not announcing service

My thing is.. Islip Airport has been dead for 10 years now.. They are trying to revive it. I would think that they would announce everything and try to get the load factor up and help the airline so that the airline can grow.. Like KISP isnt a big airport with alot of airlines.. We have 4 currently ...

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by Balloonchaser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 3128

Airports not announcing service

Hey guys! What is the deal with airports not announcing Airlines service? For example, Elite Airways just announced KISP-KMLB and Frontier announced KISP-KFLL and Return of KISP-KRSW. As an airport, shouldnt ISP have spread the word on social media aswell as on all platforms? An airline is a busines...

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by Balloonchaser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 81
Views: 11544

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

I would love to see them come back to ISP. But after what happened, I doubt they would even dare come back Well guess who’s back at ISP?!? That’s right! Elite Airways operating the KISP-KMLB route. What happened with them at ISP the last time? They left many people stranded without flights after le...

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by Balloonchaser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 81
Views: 11544

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

Balloonchaser wrote:
I would love to see them come back to ISP. But after what happened, I doubt they would even dare come back


Well guess who’s back at ISP?!? That’s right! Elite Airways operating the KISP-KMLB route.

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148677

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Because no.. Emirates is not flying to Nashville

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148677

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Lexy wrote:
I overheard some dnata guys talking about a new work schedule so draw your own conclusions.

What’s dnata? How would a new work schedule come into play?

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148677

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

A lot of people on social media are speculating that they will need to get their passport renewed.. Aer Lingus? WOW? Air France/KLM? Lufthansa? Iceland Air?

Or could it just be the General F9 spark announcement (We have seen RSW, FLL, TPA, etc the past few days)

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148677

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
BNA has an announcement at 10am tomorrow. I have a feeling it could be WS to YVR.


Probably F9 related, they have had a string of 10am announcements dating back to last week. But I may be wrong


Currently its between WestJet, Frontier, Allegiant, or Aer Lingus. Any more guesses?

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 5850

Re: More F9 route announcements

So F9 was originally planning to do ISP-CLT but that route was cancelled about a month after the announcement. Does anyone see F9 bringing that route back up?

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by Balloonchaser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 95
Views: 14634

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

7Q AVL-VRB SEP 0.3>0.0[0.3] 7Q HPN-VRB SEP 0.3>0.0[0] OCT 0.3>0[0] *7Q ISP-MLB SEP 0>0.3[0] OCT 0>0.3[0] NOV 0>0.3[0] DEC 0>0.3[0] *7Q PWM-VRB SEP 0.3>0.0[0] OCT 0.3>0[0] NOV 0.3>0[0] DEC 0.3>0[0] Yikes. Those are some close-in cuts for Elite Airways. I love how they all got cut... But they add ISP...

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