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by smflyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

SMF handled 1,186,402 passengers during August 2019, marking a 10.4% yoy increase on an 11.7% yoy seat capacity increase for the month. Double-digit yoy passenger increases were registered by AeroMexico, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, jetBlue and Volaris. Truly an amazing traffic month for the ...

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by smflyer
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 24798

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

I checked the flight records from BTS for last February Daily flights miles, average number of seats (278 indicates all A330, 189 indicates all A321, something else indicates combination of A330s and A321s). 2338 OGG SFO 278 average seats 2349 OGG OAK 189 2355 OGG SJC 189 2398 HNL SFO 278 2409 HNL ...

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by smflyer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

UA has completely retracted from a mixture of mainline/E175 all the way down to just 3 daily CRJ2 daily. UA’s logic seems to be a bit off, or they know something everyone else doesn’t. This has happened a lot in Fresno too: jump back and forth from a CR2 to mainline. I don’t get it, no one from big...

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by smflyer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

got the August numbers for us Dolphinflyer? Thanks!

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by smflyer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 10432

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

I went to the Hawaiian Airlines website and checked on both weekday and weekend flights from Sacramento to Honolulu. There still is a flight every day, but now the equipment was always an A321 instead of an A330 like it was last year. So it looks like they pulled the A330s off of Sacramento and are...

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by smflyer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6
Replies: 27
Views: 6088

Re: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6

I see Orlando is the market to get the most cuts: Orlando-Oakland Orlando-San Jose Orlando-Sacramento Orlando-La Guardia Anyone know why this could be? Aren't B6 and DL quite strong there? Didn't know WN flew MCO-OAK/SJC/SMF. These seem like markets where the MAX economics would work. B6 and DL are...

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by smflyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Southwest just announced Hawaii service starting Jan 19, 2020 to HNL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjKxfbSooXkAhULSa0KHZYxBd0QxfQBCCkwAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sacbee.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Ftransportat...

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by smflyer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 436
Views: 52934

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

It's unfortunate that PHL did not get TLV. But there are nice route/frequency additions. I think there is room for two airlines on PHL-KEF. The 752 additions provide some flexibility on the departure gate that they do not have with widebodies. And just to confirm, this is a route that cannot be opp...

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by smflyer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Just took a quick look and both AA and DL are now operating all flights with Dual Cabin aircraft while UA continues to operate two-three CRJs. Looks as Delta has planned to hold on to the morning mainline albeit operating with A319 equipment to LAX over winter through March, it'll go back to E175 f...

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by smflyer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I don't know the exact day it starts (~Sep. 2) but it looks like DL is rescheduling SMF-DTW as a daytime flight (departing ~12pm), upgauged to a 739. Looks like they're adjusting for fall demand. Currently there is 3x daily to MSP and 1x to DTW. The DTW comes into SMF in the afternoon and turns aro...

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by smflyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Looks like DL will be starting A220 service up to SEA starting April 1 next year on the 2 morning flights and then will be upping it to all A220 service 5x daily on June 8. Kind of excited to fly on this new bird soon! AS also appears to be starting A320 service up to SEA on one of the daily frequen...

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by smflyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 24739

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Hi all, I'm aware that this thread hasn't been too active lately, but I thought it might be a good idea to at least try to jump-start it again, by sharing some of the happenings in WA lately related to aviation. -Less than a month left until the SQ inaugural! They start on 9/3, as 3x weekly for the...

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by smflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17953

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Good numbers Surprised by how little (relatively) cash on hand is reported with 12 Billion in debt I’ve never understood why they don’t pay that down instead of repurchasing stock Most of that debt was acquired or refinanced into when interest rates were rock bottom a few years ago. Theres no point...

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by smflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I don't know the exact day it starts (~Sep. 2) but it looks like DL is rescheduling SMF-DTW as a daytime flight (departing ~12pm), upgauged to a 739. Looks like they're adjusting for fall demand. Currently there is 3x daily to MSP and 1x to DTW. The DTW comes into SMF in the afternoon and turns aro...

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by smflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I do work for LF, but I'm not sure what you mean by quote. Did you click on the link to the OAG report? BTW - When I arrived at SMF earlier this week, I noticed a healthy pax count in the gate holding area for the Contour return to SBA. I think your 135s are configured for 30. Had to be close to fu...

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by smflyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Yesterday I had a chance to try the new Escape Lounge in Concourse B, located to the immediate left after passing through security. The official grand opening was Tuesday, and after a soft opening of several weeks it seemed to be running very well, led by an enthusiastic and well-trained staff eage...

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by smflyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 13959

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I guess the restrooms will now become the de facto "Juuling" rooms.

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by smflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Dolphinflyer, you got us any updates for the June traffic?

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by smflyer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

AS is adding another flight going up to 7 daily to SEA starting August as per the OAG forum:
AS SEA-SMF AUG 6>7[6]

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by smflyer
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

https://www.kesq.com/news/sacramento-flights-returning-to-palm-springs-international-airport/1089213675 Contour Airlines adding Palm Springs, CA (PSP) out of SMF beginning Sept 16. The article mentioned that this will be seasonal service. Looks like contour had a press conference at PSP and is takin...

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by smflyer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

while booking a flight on DL, I noticed the mid-day turnaround to ATL has been up gauged to a 757 at least for 8/12. Not sure what day they are starting the 757 service and when it will end, but its a nice welcome to see a DL 757 at SMF again.

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by smflyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2232
Views: 394352

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Perhaps if UA under Munoz and Kirby wasn't seeing positive results then I could take your opinions more seriously, but UA is profitable and UA is growing not just internationally but also in the domestic market which forces me to question whether or not you are serious or just trying to see how lon...

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by smflyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

This is good news. I was in SMF yesterday afternoon and noticed the afternoon Countour flight to Santa Barbara. It had a decent amount of passengers in the boarding area. I also noticed that Boutique has a late night, around midnight flight to Merced. Maybe one of these two airlines will add the Pa...

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by smflyer
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I love these posts about increases in pax at SMF. More pax means (hopefully) more flights. But in reality, we don't need to wait for official airport numbers to document these increases. The Peet's morning coffee line is getting longer and longer :) haha that's very true! A little secret I found is...

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by smflyer
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Service between SMF and Palm Springs may return soon. PSP Airport Director confirms that airport, Visitor's Bureau, and unidentified airline in talks to start service. Quote is at end of linked article in Desert Sun... https://www.desertsun.com/story/money/business/tourism/2019/06/13/alaska-delta-a...

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by smflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

In May 2019, SMF handled 1,152,815 passengers, marking a 9.6% traffic increase yoy on a 6.8% seat capacity increase yoy. This sets an all-time record for a single month, more than 50,000 passengers greater than our previous record set in July 2018. Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, United and Volaris regist...

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by smflyer
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Anyone got the May numbers?

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by smflyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13238

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

Theres J demand to Pakistan?

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by smflyer
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

The Escape Lounge in Terminal A had a "soft" opening on May 27. Official grand opening will be in about a month. The Escape lounge in Terminal B will have a "soft" opening around June 10. The jetbridges A11/A13/A15/A17 are being realigned to bring A11 back online (blocked by the...

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by smflyer
Fri May 31, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

That would be awesome if AS opened up a PSP route. In other news I saw the Escape lounge appears to now be open in Terminal A, not sure if its open yet in terminal B. I checked out the A11 gate area and it appears they have removed both A11 and A13 and replaced them with windows and there is a "...

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by smflyer
Mon May 20, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19577

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

(...) But then only a US airline would serve a hamburger in the 1st cabin LOL I suppose these burgers in 1st class taste better than the ones from fast food chains. I wouldn't mind to eat one of those. Nothing wrong with a well prepared burger made with quality meat. Was that a joke? I've had UA's ...

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by smflyer
Fri May 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Question for you: on the SMF website, the flight status page shows the new service from Merced on Boutique Airlines using Gate B4 in Concourse B. My understanding is that the change from Oakland to SMF was to better utilize the Boutique agreement with United. United gates are in Concourse A. Is the...

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by smflyer
Tue May 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7543

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

Same thing with: Houston-LCH/CLL DFW-TYR/Abilene/GGG SF Bay-SMF/Stockton MCO-almost anywhere in Florida EWR-anywhere 90 minutes by car Other reason why SF Bay Area to SMF/STK exists is due to the sheer amount of traffic there is to getting to the bay airports, it can take upwards of 4hrs to drive t...

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by smflyer
Sun May 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

AM GDL-SMF DEC 1.0>1.4[1.0] JAN 1.0>1.3[1.0] And the Mexican carriers continue to grow. I wonder why travel to Mexico has been on a roll recently? Possibly a some combination of increasing Mexican population in the area, increasing socio-economic well being of Mexicans in the thriving local economy,...

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by smflyer
Thu May 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14986

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

Scarebus34 wrote:
smflyer wrote:
still waiting for a SMF-MIA/FLL

Keep waiting, you won’t see SMF-FLL on AA.


I meant that as any carrier to FLL (eg. B6), not AA. Obviously AA would service through MIA.

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by smflyer
Thu May 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14986

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

still waiting for a SMF-MIA/FLL

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by smflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Dolphinflyer, you got any info on the April numbers? Hows the east runway resurfacing coming along? And what's going on with A13, I saw the jet bridge lowered to the ground (with some orange barriers? it was dark so I couldn't see too well) when I came in last week. Are they finally re-aligning the ...

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by smflyer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Looks like Boutique Air is coming to SMF, moving the EAS service from Merced-Oakland to Merced-SMF starting May 15. Daily service lv MCE at 11:41, ar SMF at 12:21. Return trip Lv SMF at 1:00, ar MCE at 1:40. Service is 2x on Sundays with a red-eye turn. Apparently city/airline leaders think that Bo...

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by smflyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4334

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

WN's system can't schedule flights for red-eyes, you think that system has the brains to penalize people trying to check in 2 mins early?

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by smflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5282

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

I think you meant Billion for operating expenses and revenue?

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by smflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44639

Re: WN looking at A220

I kind of predicted that they would do this as they don't have a long term replacement for the 737-700 especially for routes that 175 seats in the 738 is not needed. A220 is the perfect aircraft to replace some of the 737s for low capacity routes that the 738/7M8 would be a bad fit for.

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by smflyer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"
Replies: 25
Views: 6721

Re: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"

I think the current design functioned exceptionally well as a hub, but speaking as a local - waiting time for luggage is exceptionally long due to the distance from airside to landside, security is frequently cramped and crowded, and amenities are scarce landside, even though there is an abundance ...

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by smflyer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

1) Where are you getting the March 2019 traffic stats? I patiently wait for the SMF website/reports/SCAS to be updated and it takes them weeks. 2) I think Puerto Vallarta non-stops 2-3 times a week might work, but now having said that, the WN Hawaii flights might be favored by the local beach goers...

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by smflyer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

The March 2019 traffic statistics are out. SMF handled 1,047,798 passengers during the month, up 9.1% yoy on a 20.6% seat capacity increase. Interesting to note that SMF surpassed the million passenger mark two months earlier than last year, that suggests SMF will handle in excess of a million pass...

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by smflyer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

New OAG changes: DL DTW-SMF SEP 0.8>0.6[0] As a loyal Delta flyer - about once a week over the past month with the same on tap -- the issue for me is, there aren't may places that DTW is a better connecting option than ATL or MSP or SLC. About the only places that I fly to that would make sense to ...

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by smflyer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11140

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

Why are airlines leaving big gaps between each of the seat backs in Economy? If they’ve got the space (which you can see in this picture, they do), surely it would be better to have wider seat backs? Not only does it look cheap, it looks less comfy. Back in the day, airlines - such as BA - had nice...

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by smflyer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

New OAG changes:
DL DTW-SMF SEP 0.8>0.6[0]
F9 DEN-SMF AUG 0.2>0.5[0.5] OCT 0>0.5[0.6] NOV 0>0.3[0.5]
F9 LAS-SMF AUG 0.4>0.9[0.3] SEP 0>1.0[0.3] OCT 0>1.0[0.3] NOV 0>0.4[0.3]

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by smflyer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366142

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Anyone notice UA updated their iOS app today? The app logo looked slightly different and I compared it to the logo found on their website and its slightly different. The downward longitudinal lines on the globe now have a sharper curve and the latitudinal lines have the "teeth" facing upwa...

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by smflyer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

There are two gates dedicated to international service in Terminal B. Could these not be used for domestic departures and arrivals? Most of the international service is in the late evening or close to midnight. The gate that Frontier uses for their evening LAS flight is empty during most of the day...

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by smflyer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 149
Views: 21098

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

from the OAG forums from enilria: UA ORD-SMF OCT 2>3[3] NOV 1.8>3[2] DEC 1.9>3[1.9] JAN 1.9>3[2.0] DL MSP-SMF SEP 2>1.9[2] OCT 2>1.8[2] NOV 2>1.7[1.8] I suspect DL is reducing capacity to MSP slightly after summer to even out the capacity between MSP and DTW. Looks like DL has moved their MSP servic...

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