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by airlineworker
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 300
Views: 12804

Re: New Airline Annoucnement KSNA

As I recall a new entrant at SNA gets a minimum of three slot so where would NK or who ever it is fly from to SNA. Given the 5700 foot runway is would probably not be anything on the east coast. West to East works well, no headwinds to contend with. I remember 757's doing east coast flights from SNA.

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by airlineworker
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

I know that these are small cities, and it sucks to lose service, but since February I would be interested to see what the load factors and fares have been. I would figure that some of these runs are hemorrhaging cash. HVN was on track for another yearly increase in passengers. Jet service started ...

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by airlineworker
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

The politicians never supported HVN, they feel BDL is the only commercial airport the state needs. One look at a state map shows just the opposite, being a few miles from Massachusetts does not fit the description of an airport for,the entire state. New London-Groton use PVD, Fairfield uses HPN. Co...

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by airlineworker
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

The politicians never supported HVN, they feel BDL is the only commercial airport the state needs. One look at a state map shows just the opposite, being a few miles from Massachusetts does not fit the description of an airport for,the entire state. New London-Groton use PVD, Fairfield uses HPN. Si...

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by airlineworker
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

Are these suspensions all for one month? Is there a chance some will be permanent? Nominally. The obvious message from American to the relevant congresscritters is "nice little airport you have there. Be a shame if there was no service. You can ensure continued service for another six months b...

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by airlineworker
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

There's little doubt this was designed to maximize political impact. American needs a second CARES Act grant. So you don't acknowledge that those were thin, weak markets even before COVID? IPT was getting 2x daily to PHL (not even seven days a week IIRC), down from 10x PIT/PHL ~30 years ago. Plot o...

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by airlineworker
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/13/american-airlines-could-cut-some-flights-required-under-federal-aid-terms-as-expiration-nears.html Source is an anonymous tip from inside AA management. It's unclear if they're talking 20+ cities completely removed from AA's route map or just routes cut. However, if ...

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by airlineworker
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/13/american-airlines-could-cut-some-flights-required-under-federal-aid-terms-as-expiration-nears.html Source is an anonymous tip from inside AA management. It's unclear if they're talking 20+ cities completely removed from AA's route map or just routes cut. However, if ...

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by airlineworker
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24538

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

Good to see AA at HVN going from PHL to CLT service. Two flights daily except for Saturday, one flight. AA always carried more passengers on the BDL-CLT route than the BDL-PHL route. Should hold true for CLT-HVN flights.The same E175's on the flights.

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by airlineworker
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport - KISP
Replies: 62
Views: 6054

Re: The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport - KISP

desperately need ISP-CLT, ISP-DCA on AA. Also PHL flights have been gone since COVID and are returning August 17th or 18th. I am unsure if AA adding ISP-DCA will happen with DCA being slot restricted, but I agree that AA adding ISP-CLT nonstop service is a possibility with CLT being a major AA hub....

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by airlineworker
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 141
Views: 17248

Re: The future of Laguardia

See, the same agency runs both airports and they dont want JFK to “take a hit.” Hence the reasoning Yep, I get it, just very unfortunate. Like when BAA basically controlled all the airports in London... I’d really like to see LGA unrestrained. Filling it full of RJs because of slots is a waste of t...

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by airlineworker
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 141
Views: 17248

Re: The future of Laguardia

Most of the people in this thread have completely missed the point. The new terminal is just providing more space for the passengers with modern amenities and security in mind. The airfield is still the same size. The airspace is still the same. LGA is still slot restricted, and the new terminal do...

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by airlineworker
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 11002

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Is anything being done to shorten the time landing aircraft take to reach the gates? CLT has the longest ground time reaching gates I have ever experienced.

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by airlineworker
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 141
Views: 17248

Re: The future of Laguardia

Most of the people in this thread have completely missed the point. The new terminal is just providing more space for the passengers with modern amenities and security in mind. The airfield is still the same size. The airspace is still the same. LGA is still slot restricted, and the new terminal do...

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by airlineworker
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 30114

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

AA at HVN goes to two daily flights to PHL starting July 7th.

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by airlineworker
Thu May 21, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX progress?
Replies: 1
Views: 731

737 MAX progress?

Any word on the progress and timeline for the MAX to be certified? It's been very quiet in Seattle for quite some time.

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by airlineworker
Thu May 14, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23840

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

This might give pilots a cause for thought regarding the scope clause. I am not saying to give the store away, but just enough to allow a slightly bigger aircraft such as the E-175-2 which is a natural progression in replacing the E-175 down the line. The airline business is never going to be the sa...

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by airlineworker
Wed May 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Delta ERJ 145's still exist
Replies: 24
Views: 4019

Re: Do Delta ERJ 145's still exist

I'm sorry if its too late to ask this, but I need answers. DOES DELTA HAVE EVEN ONE ERJ FAMILY AIRCRAFT IN THEIR DELTA CONNECTION FLEET? I thought in 2016 they were retired, but then Delta surprised Republic Airways and continued services to 2021. I am pretty sure they are all gone because I never ...

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by airlineworker
Thu May 07, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TTN Runway limitations
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: TTN Runway limitations

It has to do with the strength of the runway. Not all runways are built the same, thus a larger plane could sink through the surface based on the weight. TTN: https://www.airnav.com/airport/KTTN LIH: https://www.airnav.com/airport/PHLI For each runway you will see the max weight the runway can hand...

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by airlineworker
Sun May 03, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 30114

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

I hate to think what this means for New Haven (HVN). I show us down to just one AA Eagle flight now HVN-PHL in EMB175. June shows back up to 2 per day, but Im not sure if thats just because they haven't finalized June yet. We are just one flight away from being another Groton or Bridgeport .. airpo...

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by airlineworker
Sun May 03, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Has anybody brought up the idea of the E-170 being made into the E170E2? Would it exceed the 86,000 lb weight limit? While having less seats, it would offer fuel savings and allow Embraer to remain a major supplier of RJ's. That would give you only 950 miles of range. That's not enough endurance to...

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by airlineworker
Sat May 02, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Has anybody brought up the idea of the E-170 being made into the E170E2? Would it exceed the 86,000 lb weight limit? While having less seats, it would offer fuel savings and allow Embraer to remain a major supplier of RJ's.

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by airlineworker
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

The problem with the CRJ-550 is that, I believe, none of them are new-built and all are conversions from CRJ-700s. Reconfiguring aircraft for more or less seats is common occurence; but that doesn't help the aircraft manufacturers with selling more new planes. Agreed that these are not new build. H...

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by airlineworker
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: COVI-19 and 737MAX - Killing it softly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3070

Re: COVI-19 and 737MAX - Killing it softly?

I think the exact opposite will occur. First of all, the MAX will get certified. Just like the DC-10 did and people didn't hesitate to fly the aircraft. I think this is a perfect time for the MAX to get certified. Airlines aren't in a capacity bind as they were last summer/fall. Airlines are parkin...

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by airlineworker
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

The embraer 135 trough 145 didn't receive an engine and wing avionics upgrade in decades. Why doesn't embraer seem to see à market anymore for this 50 seat regional aircraft?????? Does it have something to do with fuel? Still many are flying globally though. Because there is no more market for any ...

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by airlineworker
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

In 2000 there were no E-175, E-190, CRJ-700 or CRJ-900's. Back in 2000 it was the Dash, Saab 340, etc. The larger RJ's have made a big impact on flying to small cities that could not fill a mainline plane, 737, MD80 and A-319,320. There is a large amount of hub feed from these small cities and the ...

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by airlineworker
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

There should be a limit. Allowing the E2-175 or MRJ (original size) is not going to decrease mainline opportunities. If anything, the first group that allows it will benefit as the airline itself will grow and have additional demand. Actually, the 76-seat regional jets did reduce mainline opportuni...

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by airlineworker
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

It seems Embraer has no other choice than to do the E170-E2 to crack the US market. But can you build that to do 76pax at 31" pitch and still meet scope weight? E175-E2 is really, really allot heavier. If its less than 76 seats, does it really Matter? If it were 68-70 seats, it still would fil...

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by airlineworker
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

It seems Embraer has no other choice than to do the E170-E2 to crack the US market.

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by airlineworker
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

How many seats are on those air France and BA 319s that fly across the Atlantic in all business config? A line has to be drawn or it will be exploited. Bad comparison, those flights account for less than one percent of commercial flights. Those flights also are high yielding flights unlike the majo...

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by airlineworker
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

So the company doesn’t put 76 first class seats in a 757 and have SkyWest fly it. I can't imagine any airline flying a 757 with 76 seats, fuel and maintenance costs would wipe out any profit. The E-2 175 is basically the same as the E-175. If both sides would offer some give and take this issue cou...

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by airlineworker
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/embraer-hopes-e175-e2-jet-efficiency-helps-modify-scope-clauses/134837.article What are the chances that the old scope clauses are modified for this beautiful and efiicient jet ? Will it take another 2 years? Boeing has its stakes in Embraer E2 program. Does ...

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by airlineworker
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Why can't the scope be based on the number of seats and not MTOW? So the company doesn’t put 76 first class seats in a 757 and have SkyWest fly it. I can't imagine any airline flying a 757 with 76 seats, fuel and maintenance costs would wipe out any profit. The E-2 175 is basically the same as the ...

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by airlineworker
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Why can't the scope be based on the number of seats and not MTOW?

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by airlineworker
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

The 757 is by far the sleekest looking jet with its high perch and stunningly powerful performance.

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by airlineworker
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36646

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

In regular times, it will not have been changed as now one was willed, to make any step back. But now, with Coronavirus pandemic...who knows. But there is also the question, why someone shall change the scope clauses now? Has something changed, that there is now the need to change the scope clauses...

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by airlineworker
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15479

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

Filling up one plane instead of three, means closer contact between passengers. Keeping a personal space with most seats filled is impossible.

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by airlineworker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 30114

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

SCOTUS will not hear Connecticut request to rehear Tweed airport runway case. https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/U-S-Supreme-Court-won-t-hear-CT-appeal-in-15150764.php This and the virus may severely hurt HVN moving forward. The virus is certainly hurting passenger numbers, not only for HVN, b...

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by airlineworker
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 277
Views: 42018

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

HVN next in line. "1. Executive Director’s Report. Allegiant Airlines has expressed enthusiastic interest in operating out of Tweed. The airline participated in a call with the governor’s administration and are willing to begin service prior to the runway being lengthened." http://flytweed...

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by airlineworker
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19567

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

AA CLT-HVN going daily, a man can dream can't he?

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by airlineworker
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19567

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

AA CLT-HNL.

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by airlineworker
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 30114

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

When I said slots, I was referring to the use of the one jetway and the times AA is presently using them. Other airlines would need to have flights that would permit the sharing of the jetway. BDL is more than a bit further away, being almost in Massachusetts it is a much longer trip compared to HV...

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by airlineworker
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of Virginia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2917

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread (RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO) - 2020

We should include LYH in this thread as well. They recently increased to 7x daily to CLT on AA. (2-CR7, 4-ER4, 1-E135). Pax count was up 25% following the addition of the 7th flight. Airport officials say they are in high level discussion with UA for IAD service and Spirit for Florida service. The ...

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by airlineworker
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26730

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

The original CS100 was never designed to be more that what it is today with the A220-100 and A-220-300. The advantages they enjoy today would be lost on longer models and performance would suffer such as being a short runway plane and range reduced.

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by airlineworker
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 30114

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

This is the correct reason why HVN has such limited traffic. Too many larger airports within close proximity. Airports with much better infrastructure. The airport is also located in a city which is heavily served by rail. Trains that can easily take passengers to the New York airports cheaply and ...

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by airlineworker
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 30114

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

When I said slots, I was referring to the use of the one jetway and the times AA is presently using them. Other airlines would need to have flights that would permit the sharing of the jetway. BDL is more than a bit further away, being almost in Massachusetts it is a much longer trip compared to HV...

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by airlineworker
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 30114

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

There is a good market for air travel in the metro New Haven area, part of the problem I see is old habits die hard. Many flyers have been going up I-91 for years and change is hard for some people. The terminal being small may not allow other airlines that would need the same time slots for takeof...

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by airlineworker
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 30114

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

I have to agree here. Burbank has a similar runway, as does Key West...and both of those stations see long haul flights. I never could understand why they say a 737-700 can’t fly to at least an East Coast hub. If anything we are seeing that E175’s have no problem making it to Charlotte. While there...

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