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by Mboyle1988
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reports $1.92 billion loss
Replies: 27
Views: 5008

Re: Qatar Airways reports $1.92 billion loss

It looks like QR's fiscal year ends 31MAR20, so COVID impact was minimal compared to what came after March. Additionally, their financial results say the operating loss was only -2.2%, so looks like non-operational items drove the loss. "General and Administrative Expenses" & "Ne...

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14524

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

It’s about reducing the risk for transmission. 3 feet apart is better than 12inches apart. Everyone wearing a face mask reduces the transmission compared to not. It’s actually pretty ____________ simple you understand. If you don’t like the methods of a particular business, then don’t do business w...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 15752

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

... Ladies and Gentlemen I'd like to welcome you aboard the newest member of the Qatar Airways fleet the Sukhoi Superjet 100 with 15 stop service to JFK ..:) AAB doesn't seem to understand there are only two aircraft manufacturers producing aircraft capable of operating in his network. While playin...

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 52129

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I used to think it would simply be stupid to start it, but now with the huge bailout they've just gotten and the strings attached to it (particularly the slot surrenders), I am ready to agree w/you that it won't happen. Unfortunately Lufthansa and Phoenix are sort of like that couple that could nev...

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68971

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Trk1 wrote:
Will not to be correcting in a year. No vaccine and flyers will be few and far between


Seriously this viewpoint is being disproven day by day with better than expected economic and travel news.

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by Mboyle1988
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41689

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I thought it would be AA. I wasn’t sure for a while You know I never thought we'd see another carving of the cooked pig like we did with Pan Am but here we are. Let's see here... - United bring your plate right over here we're going to give you the rest of ORD, yes congratulations on your new fortr...

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by Mboyle1988
Tue May 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251750

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

US airlines are so delusional. They have no idea how strict some European countries are with this. There's no way Greece for example is going to let any flights from the US this summer. https://www.businessinsider.com/greece-reopening-for-high-end-tourists-by-july-2020-5 Well that's embarrassing fo...

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by Mboyle1988
Sun May 03, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251750

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?

I do not see AA deuhbbing PHX as well. I think it is naive to say they will not dehub anything though. Didn’t AA just say they would never lose money again? I would not want to work for Parker. He does not seem like he knows what he is doing. UA and Delta seem much better managed and have no proble...

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by Mboyle1988
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8490

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Airlines are trying more and more to sell tickets directly. In the year 2020 there is no reason to drive to a travel agency. Good riddance. Good riddance ? Often the living travel agents have better package deals, which simply can't be done online. Many people know they want a holiday, but don't kn...

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3622

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

Doug Parker is so bad at this....

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1546
Views: 201048

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

If you read about the Spanish Flu, I think you can see why a pandemic has to be taken seriously. Granted, we have many more tools at our disposal to combat infectious diseases, but taking them lightly is not really a smart option. Give it a few months when Temps rise and cold/flu season is over and...

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by Mboyle1988
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8754

Re: JetBlue turns 20

Used to be a great airline. Then Neelman got fired somehow. Now it sucks.

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19814

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

It would be so much more convenient if the prevailing winds were in the opposite direction so the red eye flights were longer and the daytime flights shorter.

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5671

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

I have long thought that first class tickets should come with no change fees. It would encourage more people to pay for first class. Really there’s no reason airlines shouldn’t have empty seats for upgrades up front. Too much revenue on table.

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/12/2020: UA Adds SMX-DEN/LAX/SFO, MKE-SFO; UP Adds FLL-GGT
Replies: 62
Views: 11474

Re: OAG Changes 1/12/2020: UA Adds SMX-DEN/LAX/SFO, MKE-SFO; UP Adds FLL-GGT

Could be. Also interesting to note that DL will be all mainline on the route this summer (5x 717). Going 5x and now all mainline? Yeah, looks like Virginia Ave is expecting B6 to enter the market this year. Especially considering DL isn't flying any mainline on markets like CVG-LGA this summer. I h...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

I have no intention of paying more than the lowest available fare, and now that fare no longer has seat assignments, checked bags or changes available. The airlines are not trying to give passengers a discount; they’re trying to take away something they already had in the past. The reason I fly Sou...

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by Mboyle1988
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7748

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

It is always so much fun when Northeasterners discover that the world doesn't terminate with the Acela line in DC!

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by Mboyle1988
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19800

Re: Collapsing US hubs

As Americans continue to cluster themselves in 20 or so major metropolitan areas, we will probably see fewer and fewer connecting passengers relative to nonstop passengers. Never mind the fact that planes with 75-100 seats can fly 2-3x farther today than planes of similar size in years past, when f...

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by Mboyle1988
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13618

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

MIflyer12 wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
He’s right, but in the meantime he is exposing himself to a big fat lawsuit there as well.


In what jurisdiction, under what law?


UK has really awful libel laws. No such thing as free speech across the pond...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’
Replies: 40
Views: 9328

Re: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’

Lol this dude is crazy like Trump in that he knows saying outlandish things will get us talking about him and thinking about Qatar when we otherwise wouldn’t. Love it or hate it, it is the best marketing strategy in today’s world.

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by Mboyle1988
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28485

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

Partially it is speed. If flying, why not save time? The other is fear of propellers. I know numerous people, not a majority, but enough, who dislike turboprops enough they will drive instead of flying. Another aspect is the slow time in airports now. In the US, routes below 250nm are rare now. Bet...

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by Mboyle1988
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38468

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Delta doesn’t get a fare premium because of the stupidity of the American public. The Great and Powerful Oz can only keep them distracted so long before they find the man behind the curtain. Passengers put up with Delta’s tight legroom, basic economy, and worthless frequent flyer program because the...

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by Mboyle1988
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125322

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

With the schedule change, BA's PHX flights are back in Terminal 5 at LHR. I am curious, what is the big difference between T3 & T5 at LHR? From memory 5 has much better lounges, shops, and other amenities. Also they are about an hour apart and more BA flights depart from 5 so if you’re connecti...

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by Mboyle1988
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 14421

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

Why is AMS restricted politically?

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by Mboyle1988
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 13062

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

Is DL's passenger demographic that much different than AA's? I find it bizarre that all of AA's data says people would rather watch movies on their 3 inch phones, while somehow DL's passengers strongly prefer built in IFE. Amazing to me that the US airline that's actually investing in it's product ...

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by Mboyle1988
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 6011

What is VFR?

Sorry if this is out there but what does VFR mean?

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by Mboyle1988
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112052

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Would anyone mind summarizing what "actual" was announced and why two parts? I cant read nine pages of arguing and would truly like to know New service PHL-CMN 3x weekly, seasonal 757 DFW-TLV 3x weekly, year round 789 ORD-KRK 5x weekly, seasonal 788 New routes ORD-PRG 5x weekly, seasonal ...

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3882

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

I don’t understand people’s obsession with privacy.

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by Mboyle1988
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit taking a beating today
Replies: 16
Views: 6484

Re: Spirit taking a beating today

raddek wrote:
The new CEO should have known better. They planned poorly for the summer schedule. They increased the hours aircraft were flying, without having spares for bad weather. It was going to fail from the beginning...


Trying to copy B6 I see.

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by Mboyle1988
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 64
Views: 10636

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

Southwest did not switch to a hub model. Their disclosures last year showed that 82% of passengers are OD and that number has remained consistent since the 80’s.

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by Mboyle1988
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 64
Views: 10636

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

727LOVER wrote:
For a while, WN was the largest carrier @ DEN....is THAT still true???


They had the largest share of O and D traffic as of last year.

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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: 179
Views: 26117

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: 88
Views: 11037

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: 13081

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: 168
Views: 27551

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: 5084

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: 805
Views: 125322

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: 65
Views: 9365

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: 2509

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: 2509

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: 61947

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: 476
Views: 131081

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: 5953

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: 4277

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: 21042

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: 35
Views: 6757

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: 61
Views: 13573

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: 6215

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: 8294

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: 11406

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

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

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