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by masonh2479
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Made a separate thread earlier, but Norwegian is considering Austin to Barcelona or Rome for 2021. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it added if CDG is successful. I am very skeptical. First seems like there is already too many TATL seats with BA DI LH and KL. Second does DI have the financial resources...

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by masonh2479
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 4202

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020

KATW based, really hoping that United ups their service to KDEN from a CRJ2, being on that plane for so long really sucks. Bucket list items, Delta to KSLC, KSEA, or KLAX; American and United service to a city that isn’t Chicago. I could see AA possibly adding ATW-DFW nonstop service with AA still ...

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by masonh2479
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 4202

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020

KATW based, really hoping that United ups their service to KDEN from a CRJ2, being on that plane for so long really sucks. Allegiant starting Nashville, hopefully more service is announced this year. Bucket list items, Delta to KSLC, KSEA, or KLAX; American and United service to a city that isn’t Ch...

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by masonh2479
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

That is correct about the 35K, gonna be year round as well Just did some bookings and the A350 is not year round, only until October 24th, then back to a 777. Might show that, but that isn't what the DNATA ops people have told me I hope you're right, I would much rather have the A350 year round tha...

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by masonh2479
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

KAUSavgeek wrote:
That is correct about the 35K, gonna be year round as well

Just did some bookings and the A350 is not year round, only until October 24th, then back to a 777.

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Runway length is an issue for SAS and getting to Asia or Europe. Less length for takeoff, means less weight, means less fuel means less people. Wow, rwy 4/22 at SAT is indeed only 8,505' long. Thanks, freerover, for pointing that out. I'm surprised that I didn't notice that earlier, being a GA pilo...

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Local KVUE interview with airport director hinting at a new international route in the next month or two, possible other adds.
https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/new-aus-director-ready-to-take-airport-to-new-heights/269-b13949c8-85a7-4545-8bfe-01769d7bfd9f

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by masonh2479
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheboygan airport getting int'l traffic- who?
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: Sheboygan airport getting int'l traffic- who?

I fly into Sheboygan a lot and they get a lot of private jet traffic. Appleton has customs too even though there is little chance they will ever get commercial intl service. It is all for GA

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by masonh2479
Sat May 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the pictures and insight CPS001! Good to see the flight full!

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by masonh2479
Fri May 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

ViaAir has been expelled from ABIA, their last day of service is May 30. Reason for the expulsion is not meeting contract obligations with the port.
http://www.austintexas.gov/news/statement-airlines-termination

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by masonh2479
Thu May 23, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

From what I have seen the 747 is still scheduled to come to Austin next spring and summer.

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by masonh2479
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I think YVR is a major airport missing from AUS direct flight network, they offer the most flights to asia in north america! I agree, the route would be totally viable on an Air Canada RJ. Starting out with a CRJ705 or E175 like AUS-YYZ did. WestJet May even try to grab YVR a couple times weekly, I...

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by masonh2479
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

G4 numbers are NOT good. I think the had the same number of flights this time last year. On contrast, those BA numbers look great. Alaska is continuing to grow. SAN goes mainline April 1. SJC goes mainline Aug 26. Lots of adds this year have the airport bursting at the seams. Right, expansion needs...

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by masonh2479
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Robisintheair wrote:
I heard a rumor that Lufthansa will send their new livery to Austin next week, as part of a charter flight for the SXSW. Anybody their?

That rumor is true. The flight will land at 2:35PM March 7th.
https://www.flyinglab.aero/en/sxsw2019/

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by masonh2479
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

The stingers are now being removed. The progress can be seen here: http://www.earthcam.net/projects/abia/terminal/

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by masonh2479
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

The stingers are now being removed.

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by masonh2479
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

A pretty odd add but I hope it works. Sun Country 2x weekly seasonal service to Gulfport Mississippi.
http://www.austintexas.gov/news/sun-country-announces-austin-gulfport-mississippi-nonstop

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by masonh2479
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

A water pipe broke so the expansion won't open till this Thursday. Is today the expansion opening? The airport has been so hush-hush about announcing any official dates though it looks like some departing flights are leaving from the new gate numbers. Are the flights from the extension just the fli...

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by masonh2479
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Any updates on when the first stage of the expansion opens? I originally heard it was supposed to happen yesterday, but no rumblings can be found online. A water pipe broke so the expansion won't open till this Thursday. Is today the expansion opening? The airport has been so hush-hush about announ...

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by masonh2479
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/austin-bergstrom-international-airport-welcomes-addition-second-air-canada-nonstop-flight-toronto 2nd Daily service 6x weekly. YYZ-AUS 8:15-10:41 AUS-YYZ 11:25-14:24 Pretty big news on the heels of WS announcement. Perfect timing for summer and the terminal expansion...

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by masonh2479
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

AC honestly should add a daily YVR-AUS route, it's embarrassing that no airline would consider YVR but they added YYC before. I too would like YVR-AUS. I can understand why YYC was added first though given it is WestJetsbbase and has plenty of connection opportunities. If WestJet encore bought E Je...

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by masonh2479
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

[list=][/list] I know in last year’s thread, there were some renderings of various options for the next round of terminal expansion. Has there been a decision made on what the next step is and the design of that next phase? The below link is of the plan that was submitted to the city council back in...

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by masonh2479
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96771

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

For what it’s worth, enliria’s weekly OAG update has ViaAir cancelling AUS-OKC, TUS, and TUL, and cutting LIT frequencies in half. So, the South Terminal is safe from the supposed massive expansion. Come to think an exec at ViaAir one said they would strive to be Austin's hometown airline. I think ...

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 10834

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

Delta adds a daily LSE<>DTW route from 2 March 2019: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280990/delta-adds-detroit-la-crosse-route-from-march-2019/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=airlineroute&utm_campaign=airlineroute&utm_content=airlineroute-20181012 Should think it would do...

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 29946

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

maverick4002 wrote:
Has any other US airline ordered this aircraft?

JetBlue has

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Seems like they will be operating out of an FBO: Signature. Makes since for the small planes. Speaking of changes, will the South Terminal be able to handle all the flights between G4, VC and now F9? I think the addition of F9 will really cramp up the South Terminal, even though they already aren’t...

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8783

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Hi guys, I just have a quick question about Dublin as I am really not familiar with the port but am interested in this topic. 1. Can the current runway system handle Shamrock’s A330s at their MTOW or are is their long haul fleet limited in the range that they can fly. 2. Is there any current plans t...

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by masonh2479
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Seems like we will be getting a new small airline soon for ski charters, Taos Air operated by Ultimate Air Charter starting December 20th, running 3x weekly except for sometimes it is 4x weekly: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300729263.html It would be nice to see a Dornier 328 in Austin! h...

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by masonh2479
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Seems like we will be getting a new small airline soon for ski charters, Taos Air operated by Ultimate Air Charter starting December 20th, running 3x weekly except for sometimes it is 4x weekly: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300729263.html It would be nice to see a Dornier 328 in Austin! ht...

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by masonh2479
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Now they just need to update the United Club :wave: We’ll probably see this when the new admin building opens attached to the under construction parking garage. The new admin building will free up space next the the clubs allowing for both the Admirals and United club to get a much needed make over...

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by masonh2479
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Now they just need to update the United Club :wave: We’ll probably see this when the new admin building opens attached to the under construction parking garage. The new admin building will free up space next the the clubs allowing for both the Admirals and United club to get a much needed make over...

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by masonh2479
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I don't know what the problem is with LH and Condor? Bad blood? When LH arrived at SAN, it seemed like Condor turned into cottage cheese and ran, now the same thing is happening at AUS! I'll bet LH couldn't run Condor out of LAS, Condor's fully entrenched there. As stated earlier in the thread, the...

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by masonh2479
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Special charter or random cargo delivery? It’s all the Formula 1 stuff coming from Japan for the race in two weeks. A Crgolux 744 is coming around 7PM as well. Both inbound from NGO, very cool! Don't we normally see freighters from South America as well? VFR from Central/South America should be inc...

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by masonh2479
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

The only US airport where the two seem to coincide seems to be SEA. While it sucks that Condor is leaving, I would much rather have Lufthansa. Yeah there’s much more prestige with Lufthansa, plus much more connectivity and whatnot. Also having just gotten off a BA 747 where the PA system didn't wor...

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by masonh2479
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure tra...

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by masonh2479
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 20888

Re: LH closing SJC

Courtesy of enilria’s OAG thread, it’s not just SJC ... *LH AUS-FRA MAY 0>0.7[0] JUN 0>0.7[0] JUL 0>0.7[0] *LH FRA-SJC NOV 0.6>0[0] DEC 0.5>0[0] JAN 0.6>0[0] FEB 0.4>0[0] MAR 0.7>0[0.1] APR 0.7>0[0.7] MAY 0.7>0[0.7] JUN 0.7>0[0.7] JUL 0.7>0[0.7] Yes, it is. AUS-FRA is an - add -, not a subtraction,...

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 20888

Re: LH closing SJC

stylo777 wrote:
Could it be related to the opening of AUS? Maybe they expect more yields there and therefore deploy the aircraft to TX instead of fully covered SFO area?

I don’t think so, AUS is getting the A333 and SJC has the A343, this is likely due to low LFs.

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

They did used to have them in the early 2000s, but not for very long: https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/search?fleet=Lufthansa&manufacturer=Airbus&subtype=A330-200&fleetStatus=historic Anyways, I'm excited for the A330 and now that they announced the flight times, I wonder w...

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by masonh2479
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 20888

Re: LH closing SJC

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by masonh2479
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

CarlosSi wrote:
Would’ve thought they’d send the smaller a330-200, but I guess a bigger plane means lower fares, no? Also CASM.

Lufthansa doesn’t have any A332s iifc.

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by masonh2479
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

SiouxFlyer wrote:
Anyone know when we'll be able to see the master plan being presented to the city council?

November 1st

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by masonh2479
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21839

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

I am surprised that neither LH or AUS has made any announcements about the new service outside of the LH press release last week. Are there technical problems to iron out before the airport announces new routes? No technical problems as far as I know, it’s likely the official announcement will be T...

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by masonh2479
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85381

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

The terminal extension should be open and fully operating by LH's arrival in AUS. After the city board meeting on November 1 we will see if they approve the 2040 master plan. If so, we can expect Phase I to start sometime in mid-2019. Exciting times for little AUS! From what I've heard the terminal...

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by masonh2479
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21839

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

ORDfan wrote:
Just curious, are these simply announcements for new routes for 2019, or has the official 2019 LH timetable been made available?

Pretty sure the timetable will become available October 4th.

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by masonh2479
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21839

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

gatibosgru wrote:
How long till PR comes in?

Probably October 4th when the flight is open for booking.

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by masonh2479
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5764

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

[twoid][/twoid] If alternative metropolitan airports in the major U.S. markets (like PBI to MIA/FLL, BWI to IAD, PVD to BOS, HOU to IAH, ONT/SNA to LAX, OAK/SJC to SFO) have been quite unsuccessful trying to woo AV and CM to fly to their airports, chances are MKE would also have a hard time trying t...

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by masonh2479
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21839

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

[list=][/list] This is really not surprising. AUS is a hot market with no hub carrier. No reason they can't try to go and fight for some of that O&D. AUS flyers dont have to much loyalty at this point, its anyones market I saw LH coming to AUS as a strong possibility for some time now, even as o...

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by masonh2479
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21839

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

I'd say LH/StarAlliance completely snookered DL/SkyTeam on this one. Congrats LH. (I will say the economy is red hot, hence announcements like these, from AUS and TPA for instance. Any major economic retreat and these routes will be gone...) Agreed, congrats LH and AUS! I don’t know what’s gonna ha...

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by masonh2479
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21839

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

Fantastic news, does anyone know if this service will be year round and how many times per week? Hopefully this doesn’t force out Condor but I have a gut feeling Condor is packing their bags.

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