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by Mboyle1988
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 138
Views: 15190

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I have no sympathy about the basic economy portion. The rules of the fare are clearly disclosed. I have no sympathy for the fact that he booked a ticket that didn't even allow him to make the wedding. That's just stupid. I do, however, have tremendous sympathy for the cancellation of the tickets. I ...

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 79
Views: 6161

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Brazil fares are expensive due to the north-south flying, which reduces aircraft utilization. With few exceptions, it’s a red eye going each way, requiring the aircraft to sit at the outstation for the whole day not being utilized. Why does north-south flying reduce utilization? For carriers that r...

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 10990

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Not sure why poster above listed MIA as an AA fortress hub. The only fortress hubs are DFW and CLT. I believe the third most profitable hub is PHL then PHX. MIA is towards the bottom now from what I remember.

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20762

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I mean Disney has found a way to fill cruise ships with insanely expensive fares, they may be able to do the same with an airline. As an avid cruiser, I think DCL is actually a very good value. The sticker price looks high because they price per cabin. But if you travel with kids, as I do, DCL is a...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIP SDV (Sde Dov, Israel)
Replies: 13
Views: 4885

Re: RIP SDV

I think losing LGA for real estate wouldn’t be a bad thing.

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by Mboyle1988
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 477
Views: 58303

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Still waiting patiently for AA to bring back PHX-CLE... But always good to get more dots on the map from PHX. Likely just not one that is going to happen unless AA opts for a new small ML narrowbody as 319s are in very hot demand within the AA network and I think the route is just too long and thin...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 42
Views: 4869

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

And I also expected NW and CO to merge. That would have left AA and DL. Not sure that one would have been approved but boy what a network that would have been.

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Airlines possible growth of its new hub in Boston (BOS)
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Re: Delta Airlines possible growth of its new hub in Boston (BOS)

I would say DL will eventually need to add:

DFW
IAH
CLT
PHX

And will have opportunity to add for feed:
SDF
STL
MCI
SAT
BHM
MEM
GRR
YUL
YYZ
YOW
Quebec City (can’t remember code)
BUF
SYR
ROC

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Airlines possible growth of its new hub in Boston (BOS)
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Re: Delta Airlines possible growth of its new hub in Boston (BOS)

I think their growth is somewhat limited by gate space. If they can overcome that however, I think there is some opportunity to build routes into the near Midwest where B6 doesn’t compete.

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by Mboyle1988
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52809

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

I doubt the runways at DCA are long enough. DCA received a DC10 as a weather diversion from IAD in April of 98, so it is possible. https://www.flickr.com/photos/keleivis/4271371847 But Hawaii seems unlikely for DCA. If anything, their puddle jumpers will become all E175s and you'll start seeing mor...

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by Mboyle1988
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123968

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I think folks are under estimating how much range the xlr has. 4700 *nm*. To put this in perspective, New York to Hawaii is only 4300nm GC. It would probably struggle a bit westbound but east bound would be a breeze. ORD-HNL is no problem with a US3 config (ULCC config is a stretch). IAH-LHR is doa...

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 24
Views: 5638

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

Why did KLM ever agree to the merger?

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In which regard is the 797 more than a 767 replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 2040

Re: In which regard is the 797 more than a 767 replacement?

I thought this was more of a 757 replacement than 767? Wasn’t the 787 the 767 replacement?

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19757

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

TTailedTiger wrote:
Did they fly into IAD or BWI? Because DCA is slot controlled. Delta couldn't have operated OKC-DCA.


Article says they flew to RIC which was the final destination.

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by Mboyle1988
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 5993

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. They are rumored to get 2 A350s. But the A340 is the smallest of their problems. The government is keeping all the money for themselves. They are insanely corrupt.Everything has been run into the ground. The military has been stripped of their budget and become a clown ...

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by Mboyle1988
Sat May 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 20
Views: 5504

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

Why don’t they fly nonstop to ADD?

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by Mboyle1988
Thu May 09, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5784

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

There was a chart on here a few months ago that had airline O&D share. I was surprised to see AA had more share in Chicago than UA, although WN was the O&D leader. I had saved the chart but I have lost it.

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7604

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Delta doesn't just have competition free hubs by accident. Atlanta has long had rival carriers attempting to build hubs there. Delta has fought them off. Southwest back 15-20 years ago was much bigger in SLC. Delta fought them off. Detroit had Spirit in their old business model. Northwest fought the...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10924

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

I'm fairly certain their pilot contracts do not permit Redeye flights.

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by Mboyle1988
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713860

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I pray to god this plane never gets recertified.

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's long term domestic strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6058

Re: United's long term domestic strategy

I think they should focus on east west flying through DEN.

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713860

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I get the relatively high number of incidents with this type within a short time, but as others have (no doubt) pointed out, how many WN, AA, etc MAXes have crashed? What is the differentiating factor? It is obviously a safe aircraft in day-to-day use on certain missions. Maybe not on others/operat...

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by Mboyle1988
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28048

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I flew B6 last night for the first time since 2011. Boy how things have changed. All the flight attendants appeared to hate their jobs and the planes were shoddy as heck. Firing Neelman might be the dumbest move a corporate board has made this century.

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 80
Views: 9493

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

Would be better if it were in major connection airports like LHR or DXB.

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 477
Views: 58303

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

If the AA operated flight is year round (winter), will it operate daily? Seems like a lot of lift to LHR. I have not heard official word from the station regarding this. It’s the best viable option to fly to Europe, Africa, and the nearer parts of Asia. I genuinely think a NRT flight would work wel...

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

If B6 flew mint to BOS I would fly them exclusively on that route. Otherwise, not interested in a red eye.

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 13025

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

More screwing over Phoenix. RDU goes to Sat/Sun only....

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 20553

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

I mean South Africa has been pretty much going down the tubes for 28 years...That’s what happens when you effectively have single party rule.

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by Mboyle1988
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Hello, I don't follow the Phoenix thread so go easy on me here :angel: Today I noticed that BA has 2 flights LHR-PHX, both on 744's...which got me wondering - how has VS & D8 not started a LHR/LGW-PHX, even seasonally? I understand PHX is an AA hub, but I somewhat see PHX as similar to AUS in t...

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by Mboyle1988
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Boston is 4.3 million people. Hartford/Springfield combined are 2 million. There are 5 daily flights to Boston. I think Hartford could support 1 or 2. Hello WN.

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by Mboyle1988
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I mean BOS bypasses the same cities? BDL is a sizable market—the largest metro area without service to PHX. JAX and ORF are the next two.

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

chepos wrote:
BDL I can possibly see if these type of routes work out, I wish AA would bring RDU (US flew it back in the day) and start BNA. BNA is a large station and if MEM can be flown twice daily I am sure BNA can manage.


Personally I'm a Southwest flyer so I'm more hoping for WN adds than AA adds.

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Would be nice to have MSN and especially GRR year round. I am personally waiting for JAX, BDL, ALB, and either ORF or RIC. Not sure if any will happen but I’m hopeful.

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by Mboyle1988
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 33075

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

AA does not have the most geographically unbalanced network. Where is UA is the southeast?? Yes they do, other than ORD, all of their hubs are concentrated on the east coast and in the southwestern states. Other than that, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln... Seriously where are these huge po...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Now don't take this as anything other than a "geographic" comment, but theories regarding de-emphasizing PHX due to its closeness to LAX alone is not the real threat, it's the combined proximity to monster hub DFW - 700nm East and LAX (to a smaller extent) - 300nm to the West. So a ? has ...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:22 am
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: 14011

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

dfwjim1 wrote:
1). Which airport is PWN?

2). Could somebody explain why such a big deal is being made about AA going to 4x on DFW - JFK?


I assume because it looks like they are trying to feed traffic through DFW and thus pull down the “hub” at JFK?

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by Mboyle1988
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10735

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

As I said in DL/UA thread, those were great earnings. This week will be start of bad earnings. If you think this is bad, just wait for NK/AS/WN numbers to come out. Domestic fare index was down 6% this quarter and people are shocked that RASM are down with airlines. Any domestic focused and mostly ...

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by Mboyle1988
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

There are some strong rumors going around from credible sources that there is going to be a good change to BA PHX-LHR and it involves AA as well. Sounds like it’s either a metal swap between BA and AA, or, AA is adding a PHX-LHR of their own. The only "good" in that would be AA adding the...

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 22695

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

I’m gutted. Someone in my company flies PHX to SDF at least weekly. Once again wn screws Phoenix. No DTW, no SDF, no LIT, no DSM, no CVG. So many cuts.

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by Mboyle1988
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69012

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

flyguy84 wrote:
There’s always bad apples. She may need to start looking for a new job.


She’s one of the good apples. All she does is berate customers on Twitter. That’s better than beating passengers or killing their dogs.

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by Mboyle1988
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 23734

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Very unimpressed with the fact that they still have PHX-IND, CLE, DTW at 1x daily and MKE 2x. Very sad to see the results ruins they have made at PHX.

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by Mboyle1988
Mon May 21, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 23734

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

My life would be swell if they added BOS and CLT out of PHX so I can finally give up AA for good.

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by Mboyle1988
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Is anyone else surprised at capacity cuts from WN to the Midwest? DTW, MKE, CLE, and IND all received at least one flight reduction. Hopefully that doesn’t last. IND and DTW in particular are bad because the timing of the flights eliminates the possibility of using southwest as a business traveler....

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Is anyone else surprised at capacity cuts from WN to the Midwest? DTW, MKE, CLE, and IND all received at least one flight reduction. Hopefully that doesn’t last. IND and DTW in particular are bad because the timing of the flights eliminates the possibility of using southwest as a business traveler.

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 75889

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Also PHX-IND, MKE, CLE All reduced. Looks like the idea they were increasing capacity at PHX isn’t all that true. They are just moving it around. WN is virtually unflyable to IND and DTW now due to poorly timed flights.

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 75889

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Just noticed PHX-DTW was downgraded to 1 flight per day. The return DTW-PHX is horribly timed for PHX business travel. Quite unfortunate.

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Southwest posted their updated schedule. No new routes for PHX, but some pretty nice new capacity. +1 daily to DEN, SJC, AUS, SAT, and MSY. Southwest does seem to be adding capacity to PHX as American reduces capacity. I really do wish WN would bring New England flights back though. Serving BOS woul...

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94843

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

SumChristianus wrote:
CVG-PHX now has DL back, daily B73H, I think it makes AA less likely to enter.



Sorry, just saw you had posted it....


Was AA considering this? What about WN? Is there any chance their March only flight comes back more regularly?

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