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by steveAUS
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU
Replies: 132
Views: 11794

Re: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU

The problem is that AUS-Japan is a relatively weaker market. In the 2011 Brookings data, which are way out of date absolutely but probably not far off relatively, TYO accounted for only about 14 percent of AUS' East Asia demand, or 2.5 times less than SEL did and about the same as PVG and TPE. Sinc...

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by steveAUS
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU
Replies: 132
Views: 11794

Re: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU

A year ago I’d have told you that BA’s performance at BNA suggested that BNA was close to or at the point where it could support a second legacy TATL flight. Based on the priorities of their respective US carriers I’d have expected Skyteam, although I suppose I would have said the same thing about ...

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by steveAUS
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15987

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

The 747 hasn't even been around AUS for too long so not much to get sad or nosologic over. It just makes me thankful that our town got some service, albeit for just a little bit.

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by steveAUS
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 12343

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

What was the last AA P2P out of AUS? I can't remember when the SNA service was relative to AA's last attempt at the Nerd Bird but it has been a very long time.

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by steveAUS
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 31029

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know what this WN 737-300 was doing coming in and out of MIA? I caught the approach from my place in Edgewater and am intrigued as to what it was doing here. Looks like it came up, flew to Lake Okeechobee, and returned. Can't find the inbound/outbound flight... https://flightaware.com/li...

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by steveAUS
Thu May 16, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 59 years of Lufthansa operations in California
Replies: 24
Views: 4241

Re: 59 years of Lufthansa operations in California

DavidByrne wrote:
And the 59th anniversary is newsworthy why? Looking forward to the 63rd anniversary anyway.



We are vain and we are blind
I hate people when they're not polite

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by steveAUS
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary
Replies: 37
Views: 6533

Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Definitely not what I would have guessed for Austin's next international destination, but WS definitely going to be welcomed!

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by steveAUS
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86155

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Wow, I love the idea. Gonna be a pain in the butt to build the new terminal on the spot of the current parking garage 1 but It's the right move to rebuild a larger, centralized terminal space and then have the subsequent concourses. Allows for (relatively) smoother expansion and a more efficient des...

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by steveAUS
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 15440

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

Okay, since we're all doing this, I guess... how 'bout the airport 1200 miles southwest that has been rumored for DL TATL service for a while now?!

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by steveAUS
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86155

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Gate renumbering is underway! The old gate 25 is now gate 34. Looks like they are starting with the high to low number and working their way down. Will be interested to see the rate in which they complete the renumbering. https://twitter.com/AUStinAirport/status/1024473380102254592 Looks like the f...

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by steveAUS
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86155

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

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Gate renumbering is underway! The old gate 25 is now gate 34. Looks like they are starting with the high to low number and working their way down. Will be interested to see the rate in which they complete the renumbering.

https://twitter.com/AUStinAirport/statu ... 0102254592

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by steveAUS
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hub of the US3
Replies: 27
Views: 3242

Re: Best hub of the US3

For connecting...UA: DEN, AA: DFW, DL: ATL What do they have in common? Big, sprawling airports that use size to its advantage. Plenty of runways and gate space...well-thought-out for the connection experience, the design of easy-to-nav terminals, investment in solid peoplemover systems, etc. All (m...

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by steveAUS
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 8798

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

AUS is rapidly getting to its limit. Must be one of the most "full" non-hub/focus city airports in the country. It's been very well documented here (see: DL expansion talks) its current and future capacity. (Wait, did I just accidentally bring up AUS and hub status in yet another thread? S...

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by steveAUS
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 53265

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Slightly off topic, but is there an alternative to how AA and UA would expand from AUS other than adding frequencies or upgauging from expanding hubs (basically adding just seats)? Basically what would make a stop at one of their hubs more favorable over perhaps a nonstop with DL? I guess upgauging...

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by steveAUS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Success At CUN
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: WN Success At CUN

So I have plenty experience with WN AUS-CUN and boy is it a far superior product than the other airlines. When I booked my tix for my family's trip to Akumal (hour drive south of CUN) in August, I looked at WN and UA nonstops: - WN was roughly $200 cheaper per person (buying for 6 seats) - Departure...

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by steveAUS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Service Predictions for 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2831

Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

I'll hit on the two airports I fly the most out of... AUS Predictions: - DL will launch AMS - DL will claim two-thirds of the new expansion gates - WN will add a new int'l service, maybe MEX? - B6 will expand gates to increase frequency to places like MCO & FLL, using extra gate space to have mo...

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by steveAUS
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23928

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

So I have been thinking about the AUS expansion for a while now, and finally decided to sit down and hash out my ideas of who would get what gates. I have no insider info, but I am applying some basic logic to predict the new gate distribution: DL +4 (as discussed on this thread), WN +3 (largest ca...

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by steveAUS
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 9869

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Once on the AA RDU-LHR flight, the pilot referred to it as the "Pharma Flight" (or maybe stylized as the "Pharma Phlight")

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by steveAUS
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 92143

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

AUS and MSY are just apples and oranges when it comes to TALT. I bet we see BA go daily plus another european legacy carrier before we sniff a 747.

(and contrary to what my name says, I've been a proud new orleanian for four years now!)

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by steveAUS
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23928

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

Great post. I am not sure I understand the gate numbering, if the middle BLACK gate is 1.what is the first BLACK gate on the back side? Thanks Yeah, it's confusing as hell. Let me try to this..if you start with the leftmost black gate and go right/clockwise, this is my numbering: 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2...

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by steveAUS
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23928

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

So I have been thinking about the AUS expansion for a while now, and finally decided to sit down and hash out my ideas of who would get what gates. I have no insider info, but I am applying some basic logic to predict the new gate distribution: DL +4 (as discussed on this thread), WN +3 (largest car...

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by steveAUS
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14123

Re: Austin Thread 2017

The obvious next destination should be Tokyo IMO. As an Austinite, let me tell you that it is hard to fathom the demand for travel here. And not just low-rent travel, but corporate high yield travel. JAL or ANA are obvious candidates with a 789 or something along those lines. I personally believe t...

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by steveAUS
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14123

Austin Texas Thread - 2017

(First time posting so apologies if my terminology or formatting is not up to standards!) So I've been seeing various threads speculating the next service expansion to Austin, but wanted to centralize the discussion here! From what I can find, it looks like these are the next steps people think we m...

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