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by nmdrdh787
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7586

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

The discussion is not about Amazon, it is about principles (vs) incentives. I think thrown enough incentives, no American corporation would care what happened to Delta, others think differently. The main theme is still on-topic. Oh. my. god. You were the one that took it off thread into a "OMG...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7586

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

Are you saying even if GA/Atlanta offers $10B incentives Amazon will not open HQ2 there based on some perception based on Delta incentives? The answer is No. Even Seattle thinks Amazon screwed-up their real estate market and started taxing heavily. HQ2 will result in WFR at HQ1, How should Seattle ...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7586

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

Delta's $40 Million tax credit is a loose change compared to HQ2 incentives. Michigan lost the bid at $4 Billion . Imagine how much winning city/state has to shell out. It's hardly the size of the Delta incentive that matters. What could matter to Amazon is that the political landscape in Georgia i...

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by nmdrdh787
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami
Replies: 42
Views: 6582

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami

Is MIA that hot? Another thread had UIA looking at flying there too.

Just wondering, I know next to nothing about the market.

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163780

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

If I may ask for the 100th time, if DTW-LHR is a lackluster route, why minimum ~$900 RT for off-peak/advanced booking and $2800 RT walk-up prices. DL should offer $399 RT to improve loads . This is why I can't take you seriously. I legitimately thought he was joking... no? I've never seen any post ...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163780

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

dtw2hyd wrote:
If I may ask for the 100th time, if DTW-LHR is a lackluster route, why minimum ~$900 RT for off-peak/advanced booking and $2800 RT walk-up prices.

DL should offer $399 RT to improve loads.


This is why I can't take you seriously.

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 30880

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

At the February Press Conference in Kyiv , Aron Mayberg (Head of Supervisory Board for Ukraine International Airlines) reported that UIA is looking to expand MIA - Kyiv (KBP) around 2020, though some insiders have reported they're looking at late 2019 for this. Still too early to see if it will mak...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 135177

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

WHat about STL-DUB?

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico adds DTW-QRO
Replies: 34
Views: 3674

Re: Aeromexico adds DTW-QRO

Firmly believe AM needs more E190 sized planes, as they are missing many market opportunities like this.

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 9310

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

Note to self, fly AA and WN more to get a voucher... :stirthepot: :duck:

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 13481

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

Alot of employers pay for biz. However, most of the profit does come from economy. Premium makes money, but not at the size of economy due to the sheer number of economy passengers vs premium. Rubbish.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzB5xtGGsTc Of course there are variations and all of the scen...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 135177

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

What in the world is the STL air service team doing? Working hard. Seems like they have a good consultant. What in the world is the STL air service team doing? Everything I have heard is there is still announcement in August. It just is annoying now we have to wait a few more months to see who it i...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221075

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Here is the article mentioning PIT-MDT being dropped: http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13885485-74/pittsburgh-international-airport-loses-service-to-harrisburg This I find to be the most interesting tidbit: Several other regional carriers that do not already operate at the airport have expressed...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 135177

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Not to stir the pot, but whatever happened to BA? Are they dead in the water now that WW is at STL.

Y'all offering incentives down there still? Or at all?

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163780

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
nmdrdh787 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
I'm researching that, if it's 194 it's not bad.


Is WW selling DTW-KEF-DEL? I wonder if that will impact sales (they are doing the same with ORD).
Yes they are, and they're moving the flight time to a 7pm departure from DTW.


hmmm. I wonder if they are putting a second bank in.

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 13481

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

Alot of employers pay for biz. However, most of the profit does come from economy. Premium makes money, but not at the size of economy due to the sheer number of economy passengers vs premium.

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163780

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

May statistics are out. WW carried 3108 pax in their first full month of service, that's not great. This number is enplanements only, isn't it? Also, it's 4x per week, so something like 194 passengers per flight. Am I interpreting this report correctly? I'm researching that, if it's 194 it's not ba...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 15244

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

I'm surprised none of you mentioned AA MIA-HOU in here.

Looking at the schedule, does the plane go up to DFW and then sit over night? Or is it just sitting for 11 hrs?

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12999

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

In true A.Net fashion, this is a professional airline, they had info not available to us desk jockey's when they made their decision to outsource. Unfortunately, no one is interested is getting the original data and seeing how market conditions changed resulting in this outcome, I mean after all, t...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek
Replies: 11
Views: 2358

Re: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek

I would love to see an analysis that calculates how much of a route's overall profitability is attributed to these subsidies....

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3523

Re: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines

I wonder if this will finally allow service into *A hubs.... DUS-ORD would be a great route to come back... especially from a German or EU carrier because the POS is so skewed to that geographical area.

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?
Replies: 60
Views: 7881

Re: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?

so to put some thought into this.

Two years ago now (I believe), PHX put out an RFP looking for an Air Services Consultant that was focused on international expansion, specifically Asia. I wonder who got it and if they are making any progress.

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25967

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

Cathay777300ER wrote:
I think it's unlikely to be Miami as the CX adverts on facebook for Washington DC mention that it's going to be their longest flight.

Honolulu is likely but as a Cathay Dragon destination. Would be pretty weird as a CX destination.


Ooo, didn't even think of Cathay Dragon. Nice thoughts

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3492

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

Regardless of who is right and wrong, the two company statements are interesting: United spokeswoman Maddie King blamed the debacle on the size of the regional aircraft, which she said has smaller overhead bins that can’t fit larger bags. “Because of this, there was no space onboard the aircraft to...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3492

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

Regardless of who is right and wrong, the two company statements are interesting: United spokeswoman Maddie King blamed the debacle on the size of the regional aircraft, which she said has smaller overhead bins that can’t fit larger bags. “Because of this, there was no space onboard the aircraft to...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3492

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

Regardless of who is right and wrong, the two company statements are interesting: United spokeswoman Maddie King blamed the debacle on the size of the regional aircraft, which she said has smaller overhead bins that can’t fit larger bags. “Because of this, there was no space onboard the aircraft to ...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 696
Views: 92968

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

I believe it is internal systems and operations. I also wonder if their aircraft are ETOPS certified. I think the SBN FIS now has it's full certification. Allegiant does not operate any ETOPS certified aircraft. ETOPS ended with retirement of the 757. I don't think a SBN-CUN flight would require ET...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 14356

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Issue is the current scope weight. When that is fixed in the next two years (pilot agreements are expiring then), the E2 will have more orders. I bet that they may have the option to move this to the 175E2 in the agreement. Flawed thinking. Pilot agreements do not expire under the RLA (Railway Labo...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 696
Views: 92968

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Not ready because of aircraft, internal systems, ops or all of the above? I believe it is internal systems and operations. I also wonder if their aircraft are ETOPS certified. I think the SBN FIS now has it's full certification. Allegiant does not operate any ETOPS certified aircraft. ETOPS ended w...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 870
Views: 165963

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

mercure1 wrote:
You guys ever figure out where Andrew Levy went?
Moxy?


I thought he was at United still (I saw him one day in May), until I saw an article saying he left just now. His Linkedin is listed as "Investor".

Now I am really curious.

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scope clause question
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: Scope clause question

It is because unlike other airlines in different parts of the world, The Big 3 are perfectly fine being booking agencies with no real flights of there own. The Delta JV network is a great example of this where most overseas flying booked on Delta.com is not going to be flown on Delta metal outside ...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 696
Views: 92968

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Has anyone heard about the intl expansion? I saw a FlightGlobal article on it a while ago, but nothing since. Really think its a great expansion point if done right... The FIS facility at SBN was built at the request of Allegiant. Airport is working on seasonal twice a week SBN-CUN. Allegiant just ...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 14356

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

This is not a good thing for Embraer actually. It means the E2 is a failure, at least for the regional carriers, which is supposed to be a big chunk of the projected market for the E2. They now rather get more of the old plane than going to the new one. They are getting the E-Jet because there is n...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171584

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Not sure if it's been posted, but the NZ timetable for AKL-ORD is online now. Looks like great departure times on both legs to me. Some good deals to SYD here too btw. Booking my flight this week! https://www.airnewzealand.com/flights-to-new-zealand-and-australia-from-chicago The inaugural flight's...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 87599

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

Just wanted to chime in to say that the explosive DY growth at PVD surprised me. I didn't know they were using two gates there, and had all those destinations. Although... the last time I was in PVD was in 1997... flying a WN 732 to MCO! They have 3 departures within 90 minutes on Tuesdays, Thursda...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 112
Views: 16469

Re: PIT remodeling airport

Did they update the air service figures in the draft (I'm guessing now final) Master Plan? Curious to see if they tell the whole story now. Only the Draft Master Plan has been released. The master plan is a different process and document than what I posted above. I'm sure the final master plan docu...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 18912

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

Umm. The 359 as an aircraft is meant exactly for a 772 replacement. The reason that the guy who said it isn't with the airline is because they found out who he was and booted him because they (understandably) don't appreciate their plans being leaked. I'm curious what happened, as I have seen peopl...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 112
Views: 16469

Re: PIT remodeling airport

Did they update the air service figures in the draft (I'm guessing now final) Master Plan? Curious to see if they tell the whole story now.

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 87599

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

Just wanted to chime in to say that the explosive DY growth at PVD surprised me. I didn't know they were using two gates there, and had all those destinations.

Although... the last time I was in PVD was in 1997... flying a WN 732 to MCO!

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163780

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I want to have a serious conversation about the potential of someone starting SJO from DTW. Before things get blown out of proportion, traffic to SJO is a median of 30 PDEW, low of 18, and high of 60. Delta won't do it, it doesn't seem natural for Spirit (yet), how about Volaris Costa Rica? G4 or S...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248476

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Also, the new Rental Car center surprised me. BOS has changed quite alot. Side note- PVD shocked me with it's changes too, and the amount of DY 738 service it has. Man I'm feeling old. :biggrin: Welcome back to BOS! Yes, it has changed quite a bit ... and for the better, I would say. Also, if you v...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 12353

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

I think if these guys start off overcapitalized, and do it right, they have a shot....But most entrepreneurs haven't learned that lesson, go in insufficiently-capitalized, and don't have anywhere to turn when they hit the speed bump. This. As a business owner I agree 100%. I've talked to the CEO th...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171584

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

...Or perhaps the previously hinted at Sichuan Airlines' Chengdu (CTU) service? (see page 11, post 506) Yikes, not a good airline for the route. The best airline for the route is Air China, because of the connections over each hub (* Alliance partners). Someone showed me a chinese article claiming ...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 696
Views: 92968

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Has anyone heard about the intl expansion? I saw a FlightGlobal article on it a while ago, but nothing since.

Really think its a great expansion point if done right...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248476

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Just flew the AA Shuttle for the first time in my life. DCA-BOS, after my DCA-PVD flight went delay mad. I was surprised that B16 was so close to the exit. Can't believe how much Terminal B has changed over the years. I remember pre 9/11 and months after it when there were armed police in the buildi...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 21292

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

3 new routes on F9 today to ALB, BMI, and GSP. BMI?! Talk about a stunner. The last LCC in there was AirTran with 717s to ATL... However the BMI routes make sense because DEN and MCO are decent focus cities and also MX bases. I wonder if MLI will be in the cards for F9 soon to DEN or MCO.. even wit...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 21292

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

3 new routes on F9 today to ALB, BMI, and GSP. BMI?! Talk about a stunner. The last LCC in there was AirTran with 717s to ATL... However the BMI routes make sense because DEN and MCO are decent focus cities and also MX bases. I wonder if MLI will be in the cards for F9 soon to DEN or MCO.. even wit...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 14181

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

FermiParadox wrote:
nmdrdh787 wrote:
I see no reason for this project, unless someone throws some data in their argument to prove the need.


Please read higher up in the thread where ample facts have been provided to support the thesis.


I don't see anything other than points with no data backing them up.

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 24511

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

I am not employed by WN. An NDA does not apply to me. Interesting that you are choosing to throw around some large rumors still.... Edit: It looks like you posted a screenshot of an internal email earlier in the thread. Where did you get this from if you aren't employed by WN? The email isn’t inter...

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