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by airlineworker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 186
Views: 23907

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Eyeing and buying are two different things. I could see WN with a subfleet of 75-95 seat planes for smaller markets with 3-4 daily flights to hubs. There are many more untapped cities for WN to fly into and win new frequent flyers. B6 could also do a similar plan.

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by airlineworker
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 83
Views: 12212

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

The 757-300 entered service 2 years before 9/11 and the worst ever aviation downturn. Any order potential disappeared with 9/11. Airlines needed to shrink so the few orders that were placed were for 737s. Continental effectively ended the 757-300 when they swapped orders to 737-800 as capacity dema...

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by airlineworker
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2050
Views: 358348

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It’s the same plane, so no change in take-off performance. But, HVN is unlikely still.

GF


AA was doing HVN-CLT with the CRJ-700, so I thought it could do ORD since it would have a lower weight.

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by airlineworker
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2050
Views: 358348

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

Wow - you guys are all eating up the United Marketing hype. This isn't a radical new design. It is a CRJ-700 where a few seats have been replaced by some closets and the remaining seating has been spread out to get the seating down to 50. There are only 13-15 fewer seats than a normally configured ...

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by airlineworker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2050
Views: 358348

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

I am hoping the CRJ-550 will retain the good short runway performance of the CRJ-700. With fewer seats and passengers, it should be as good or better than the 700. Looking for this plane to do the ORD-HVN route.

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by airlineworker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 60
Views: 6723

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

WeatherPilot wrote:
What's the deal with the sudden explosion in growth at SRQ? I mean, the more service the better, but what's driving all this?


Ever flown out of TPA? SRQ is a breeze to depart and arrive on a flight. No long taxi times, no crowded auto terminal traffic and not having to be in Tampa.

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by airlineworker
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY looks to increase flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: LCY looks to increase flights

All that service off 4900 feet.

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by airlineworker
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY looks to increase flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: LCY looks to increase flights

All that service off 4900 feet.

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by airlineworker
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 93922

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Ditch their ridiculous ‘livery’ and go back to their epic polished aluminum I agree, the present livery looks like a second grade art class scribble. The AA on the tail was a classic and could be spotted in a crowd.I heard years back that airbus aircraft are not able to be polished as they use a di...

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by airlineworker
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 93922

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Ditch their ridiculous ‘livery’ and go back to their epic polished aluminum I agree, the present livery looks like a second grade art class scribble. The AA on the tail was a classic and could be spotted in a crowd.I heard years back that airbus aircraft are not able to be polished as they use a di...

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by airlineworker
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 5856

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

Again, New Haven? Really? It’s in NY. Plenty of limo, shuttle bus service. There’s no need Its not in NY, but the parking lot known as I-95 is a long sometimes jammed up road and the response to AA's HVN service to PHL and CLT has been very good. The area can support more flights such as DL to DTW ...

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by airlineworker
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 531
Views: 108007

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

I know some CRJ-200's will leave PSA this year, when will the rest be gone?

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by airlineworker
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 21985

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Would like to see a few A220's on two routes. LYH-ATL, good loads on AA's 5 daily flights to CLT. 2. HVN-ATL or DTW. AA doing very well on both PHL and CLT flights.

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by airlineworker
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 21985

Re: Delta A220 route additions

How about getting back to future routes and not comparing service between airlines.

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by airlineworker
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Any predictions for movement in the Top 10 for CY2019? My guess would be that MVY will knock PSM out of the 10th spot and BTV will gain more ground on MHT but not enough to move past. HVN should make some movement next year once the runway extension is completed. Back in the 90's, HVN was doing ove...

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by airlineworker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5516

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

What's interesting to me is what happens to EAS as airlines reduce and eliminate 50-seat jets in the future. Does EAS actually expand to include markets that get dropped by the legacy carriers? What happens to a market like FLO or LYH that now has only 50-seat RJ service on AA but is reasonably clo...

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by airlineworker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5516

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

A person moves to Podunk and expects the same benefits as larger selfsustaing metro areas. Oh really? Self-sustaining? I must have missed the wheat fields growing in Manhattan. That burger you ate today? Where did that cattle graze? Central Park? I was referring to the services provided. To operate...

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by airlineworker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5516

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Welfare in the sky. A person moves to Podunk and expects the same benefits as larger selfsustaing metro areas. One of many wasteful spending packages under the guise of making everything available to everybody.

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by airlineworker
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 113
Views: 26535

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700

A perfect fit for HVN. They won the court case for extending the runway but I think the CRJ-550 can do HVN-ORD with the present runway. AA is doing PHL and CLT with CRJ-700's and adding UA with HVN-ORD service will be a much needed service. Years back UA had four daily flights HVN-ORD on 737's. It w...

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by airlineworker
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Thanks for the explanation airlineworker. So with the new length and threshold limitations, would a 717 or the new A220 have enough room to operate? It all depends on the stage length of the flight but from what I gather, the A220 is very good off short runways especially the A220-100 of which Delt...

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by airlineworker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

So is it an accurate calculation that the runway in HVN will increase in length from 5600' to 7000' with no overruns? And will the lack of overruns have any limitations on the actual landing thresholds? How does John Wayne Airport handle 757's and other smaller mainline aircraft with a 5700' runway...

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by airlineworker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Neither BDL nor HVN will poach from each other. Both markets are self sustaining. The problem HVN could run into is terminal size. Can it handle multiple 76+ seat aircraft pax loads at the same time? While the airport will never be a BDL sized operation, there will be an increase in traffic and alm...

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by airlineworker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Neither BDL nor HVN will poach from each other. Both markets are self sustaining. The problem HVN could run into is terminal size. Can it handle multiple 76+ seat aircraft pax loads at the same time? While the airport will never be a BDL sized operation, there will be an increase in traffic and alm...

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by airlineworker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

HVN has just won the federal appeal court case involving paving the overruns on runway 2-20. The plan is to pave 1000 feet of the southern end and 400 feet of the northern end. This should go a long way in adding new airlines and flights while reducing the dependence on BDL and area flyers will hav...

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by airlineworker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

HVN has just won the federal appeal court case involving paving the overruns on runway 2-20. The plan is to pave 1000 feet of the southern end and 400 feet of the northern end. This should go a long way in adding new airlines and flights while reducing the dependence on BDL and area flyers will have...

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by airlineworker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3523

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Can't recall where I read it recently, but some E170's are being painted in the AA livery as they are coming off service with another airline.

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by airlineworker
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

April 2019 Bradley International Airport Passengers- Total Passengers- April 2019- 612,053 +5.5% April 2018- 579,983 YTD- (January - April) 2019- 2,135,848 +3.5% 2018- 2,062,789 Domestic by Airline April 2019 / Percentage Increase/Decrease from 2018- Southwest- 141,138 (6.2%) American- 129,826 (5.5...

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by airlineworker
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

AA is upgauging HVN flights to PHL and CLT with all E-175's starting 9-4-2019. Hoping for DL to start flights to DTW.

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by airlineworker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9361

Re: What does WN do about NK?

WN has a great reputation, helpful crews, no nickel and diming and a huge route system. NK has their type of customer to draw from, I.E. People Express and WN has many loyal flyers and that will never change.

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by airlineworker
Wed May 29, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Southern Airways Express is going top launch a few summer seasonal flights from Nantucket this summer. According to their website they will fly PVD/HVN/OWD to ACK ... yes OWD (Norwood), the plane will originate and termite there. PVD is Thursday through Monday 1x, with a second flight on Fri/Sun, H...

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by airlineworker
Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

AA is dropping the two daily ORH-PHL flights for one flight four days a week, I don't see that lasting and DL later this year will offer one daily flight to DTW. Miss that one flight or a cancellation will mean going back home and coming back tomorrow. It won't last either.

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by airlineworker
Fri May 17, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10852

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

Too bad, it's been a good plane and maybe with some new engines, it can be around for another 10-15 years. The MRJ has been the most delayed in EIS and as such it may be climbing an uphill battle for more orders.

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by airlineworker
Thu May 09, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 21985

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I know its a long shot, but a flight from HVN to ATL would do very well and being an A220-100, it should work off the 5600 foot runway. AA has upgraded all its flights from the CRJ-200's to CRJ-700's and the E-175, the market is strong in the metro area and many flights are full or near full. I wou...

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by airlineworker
Tue May 07, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11924

Re: A220 question

There's compromises in aviation in everything you do. Just are. It just looks like they built a long range e190 when they just should have asked if anyone needed a long range e190 first. Lucky for them delta was sloppy on neo orders and needed a quick fix... sort of quick. Not really quick at all. ...

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by airlineworker
Tue May 07, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 21985

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I know its a long shot, but a flight from HVN to ATL would do very well and being an A220-100, it should work off the 5600 foot runway. AA has upgraded all its flights from the CRJ-200's to CRJ-700's and the E-175, the market is strong in the metro area and many flights are full or near full.

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30865

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

Interior mod prices for the A380 are being exagerated. It should be the same pro rata as any other airliner, airlines have just been using this as an excuse. The fact is that BA is doing fine for now, but they are setup for a dwindling future. LHR will progressively lose relevance as other London a...

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

it was a Legacy US Air route Years back US gave away the LGA franchise in a slot swap with DL exchanging more LGA slots for DL and receiving fewer DCA slots for US. US was in bad shape back then and they were wasting LGA slots with 37 seat Dash-8's and needed to unload the underutilized LGA slots a...

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by airlineworker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16385

Re: AA Adds New Routes

cporcelli78 wrote:
We desperately need CLT-ISP and DCA-ISP


I would think both CLT and DCA could support a daily CRJ-700 or E-175 from ISP. Quite a large catchment area around ISP.

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by airlineworker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16385

Re: AA Adds New Routes

Hoping for CLT-HVN to go daily, not just Saturday. Loads are very good. LYH-PHL is also on my wish list.

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4976

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

I'll give my usual short speech regarding New York City, it's airports and airspace, tailored to this thread. For what it's worth. Politically, none of the three airports are going anywhere. NYC isn't going to be the only major Northeastern business center without its own downtown airport (BOS, DCA...

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Bridges to service two different aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 5435

Re: Jet Bridges

Gate C21-22 at CLE might be what you're talking about? Take a look at this aerial shot of the "banjo" end of the C concourse. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4072588,-81.8424176,201m/data=!3m1!1e3 Thanks for the photo, I knew I had seen one in the past but can't remember where. A good way...

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I would also factor in Bridgeport (CT's largest city) along with Fairfield and Stratford as potential users of HVN. Cities further west like Norwalk and Stamford would probably continue to use the metro New York options. Good point, Bridgeport is 15 miles closer to HVN than HPN. And Springfield has...

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

Re: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?

Any chance of LCY adding a bit to the runway, say 400-500 feet? It could make a big difference.

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Bridges to service two different aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 5435

Jet Bridges to service two different aircraft?

Are there jet bridges that that break off into a Y formation for servicing two planes at once? I could see this working for small terminals with space constraints.

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Portlander wrote:
I would also factor in Bridgeport (CT's largest city) along with Fairfield and Stratford as potential users of HVN. Cities further west like Norwalk and Stamford would probably continue to use the metro New York options.


Good point, Bridgeport is 15 miles closer to HVN than HPN.

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by airlineworker
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4976

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

jfklganyc wrote:
You need to actually close LaGuardia

You would actually increase runway capacity by simplifying the airspace


JFK & EWR would not be able to absorb the LGA flights.

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by airlineworker
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

And without looking at each city/town, I would guess BDL has a larger population 15 miles from the terminal. When you factor in Springfield, you are right, however HVN has several large towns nearby with populations over 50K Hamden, West Haven, and some over 20K. Having more service would eliminate...

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by airlineworker
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

And without looking at each city/town, I would guess BDL has a larger population 15 miles from the terminal. Don't you think HVN's population area can draw enough to add flights by DL and UA, along with Allegiant? I am sure HVN can offer flights to ORD,DTW,ATL with 3-4 flights per city and be profi...

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by airlineworker
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 81387

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I understand the issue, but I didn't understand your sentence. I think you might be overestimating the amount of traffic that would be diverted from BDL. Also, many passengers from southeastern Connecticut use New York airports rather than BDL. Draw a circle about 15 miles around BDL and then HVN a...

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