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by CMHtraveler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Today’s enilria OAG thread includes a lengthy list of MAX-related WN cuts for August- none of which include CMH or CVG. What (if anything) should we infer from this? Can’t speak for CVG, but WN ran the MAX regularly on routes at CMH, especially MCO and HOU. Most notably, IND-OAK is cut while the pre...

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by CMHtraveler
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

https://radio.wosu.org/post/columbus-wants-land-more-direct-flights-starting-new-san-francisco-route No earth-shattering revelations in this article but it is interesting that Nardone points the reporter to Matt McQuade of Columbus 2020, and he describes Europe as the next goal for CMH and specifica...

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by CMHtraveler
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Robert1010 wrote:
In case anyone is wondering , just got off the inaugural LCK-CHS , it carried 177 pax , pretty impressive!!


Nice! There seems to be endless summer demand for Ohio-Carolinas travel. I’m more likely to find a neighbor in the outer banks during July than walking down my street.

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by CMHtraveler
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Don’t forget NK’s 319s at 145 seats. I presume the addition of service could generate the additional 20 or so PDEW that would make it viable. Of course, the route planners know better than I do and they haven’t added it yet. SAN and AUS feel like a matter of time, most likely on WN but perhaps SAN ...

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by CMHtraveler
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm still not sure 97PDEW is enough to support daily service. WN 737's seat 143 and NK's A320's 185. Don’t forget NK’s 319s at 145 seats. I presume the addition of service could generate the additional 20 or so PDEW that would make it viable. Of course, the route planners know better than I do and ...

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by CMHtraveler
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Interesting stats from the MSY thread (emphasis mine): Fastest growing markets year over year: ... 7. Raleigh/Durham, NC = 24.2% growth (154 PDEW and 23 cent yield) 8. San Antonio, TX = 23.5% growth (150 PDEW and 34 cent yield) 9. Columbus, OH = 22.8% growth (97 PDEW and 22 cent yield) 10. San Franc...

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by CMHtraveler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

WN's CMH-OAK will continue less-than-daily to at least December per enrilia's thread. UA spooked them into staying. I always thought that was a strange cut. Purely anecdotal, but I’ve been on that flight several times and every time it’s been completely full. I know LF isn’t everything, but with no...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I think most of the comments regarding AC's lower than average load factor are on point: it's a combination of high yield and blocking off potential competition. Regarding Mexico, it's a tough sell to justify a nonstop to anywhere else but Cancun. It would be great to see a daily E90 to MEX for the...

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by CMHtraveler
Fri May 31, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Latinos are one of Central Ohio's fastest growing populations and, while daily service might not be feasible, 3-4x week on AM might be - especially since they are Skyteam, and Delta has a decently sized operation here. Just a thought... You are correct about the growing population, and I would be t...

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by CMHtraveler
Mon May 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

does anyone know if we may have a shot at Montreal or any Mexican destinations? (other than CUN) Can’t speak to Canada, but as far as Mexico Columbus’ growing Latino population is still very small relative to the overall population and in comparison to surrounding Midwest cities like IND and CVG. C...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun May 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

(And there is always the biggest mystery of all.. Europe.) I thought the biggest mystery of all is when we will finally hit the tipping point where CMH and CVG posters decide during the yearly debate that we need separate threads for each airport. :lol: FWIW I agree with your speculations about upg...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun May 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 13427

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

*AM DTW-GDL JUL 0.3>0[0] AUG 0.4>0[0] *AM DTW-SLP JUL 0.3>0[0] AUG 0.4>0[0] What’s the deal with these? They weren’t scheduled to begin until July 15 and 16 respectively. Are they now going to be flown by DL or cut completely? As someone who goes to SLP once or twice a year and usually has to conne...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun May 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 13427

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

*AM DTW-GDL JUL 0.3>0[0] AUG 0.4>0[0] *AM DTW-SLP JUL 0.3>0[0] AUG 0.4>0[0] What’s the deal with these? They weren’t scheduled to begin until July 15 and 16 respectively. Are they now going to be flown by DL or cut completely? As someone who goes to SLP once or twice a year and usually has to conne...

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by CMHtraveler
Sat May 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

You wonder how long the monthly growth will continue for CMH before it reverts back to mean? It's not like we're adding flights left and right so I've got to think at some point we level out. The same with the other airports in the region. It will obviously plateau at some point, but I think it’s s...

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by CMHtraveler
Fri May 24, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Somewhat of a sidebar, but I was hoping DAY-DFW would keep some mainline via 1 or 2x 319s, but has since been downgauaged to all E75s (but bumped up to 4x daily from 3). I checked DAY-IAD runs the same time of year at 2x CRJ (with occasional bumps up to CR7), which probably isn't helped by a) the t...

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by CMHtraveler
Thu May 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Curious, I checked CMH-IAD and, according to the October schedule, it will receive one mainline upgauge to become 3x CR7 and 1x 319. I believe this is the first time mainline metal has been scheduled between CMH and IAD. If the October schedule remains accurate, there will also be 3x mainline to OR...

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by CMHtraveler
Thu May 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 59957

Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Got what is likely my last mad dog flight booked for July 30th, DFW-CMH. The earlier outbound is on a 738, which has been slowly taking over the flying on this route over the past few months. By September, the 5 daily non-stops will be 2x a319 and 3x 738.

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by CMHtraveler
Tue May 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 248
Views: 18652

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Airlines are not jobs programs. LOL American capitalism is hilarious. Behold the “free market”: When big companies (airlines included) come calling for a bailout, an incentive, otherwise want to feed at the public teet, or want praise heaped upon them for an expansion, they are “jobs creators”. But...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun May 19, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I don't believe so, I think they're pretty traditional legacy when it comes to their scheduling. The most they do is seasonal daily frequencies, from what I've seen. Hmm, in that case maybe SAN is better suited for WN, who currently run seasonal IND-SAN. Perhaps AS’ entrance to the CMH market will ...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun May 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

The problem with PDX is it would probably cannibalize SEA quite a bit. The yield would have to be there for both cities to make them work. SAN too would be tough to fill even seasonally. I’m not too familiar with AS’ typical operations, do they do much less-than-daily flying ala F9 or G4? Would the...

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by CMHtraveler
Sat May 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Any thoughts on what’s next for AS at CMH? Assuming that the SEA flight continues to be successful (84% LF for the first month of operation), I can’t imagine AS intends to run a one-flight station for too long. Seems like that would be pretty inefficient long term. I know they publicly talked about ...

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by CMHtraveler
Wed May 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 172753

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

N923VA was literally the very first "word" in this entire thread, as the last bird delivered in VX colors. Makes sense that it was one of the last to be repainted/outfitted. Fun thread to see it all come full circle. Yes! This thread has been especially fun for a reader based at CMH. When...

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by CMHtraveler
Mon May 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Dupe, sorry.

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by CMHtraveler
Mon May 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Dupe, sorry.

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by CMHtraveler
Mon May 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

1. If you fly internationally, what airline do you prefer that flies out of CMH? 2. If you fly internationally, what hub or airport do you like to fly to to get your int'l flight? 3. If you fly internationally, do you just drive down to CVG and get on the CVG-AMS on DL, or do you drive somewhere el...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun May 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21865

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

Heck, California Pacific which lasted about as long as it took for me to write this post, was 100% non-union! Oh, come on, CP was a lunatic idea by a bunch of folks who wanted a tax loss before April 16. Or worse, a bunch of con artists who fleeced an old man out of a lot of money. It was never a v...

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by CMHtraveler
Thu May 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21865

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

No one has mentioned that AA has unions and Delta mostly doesn't. Of course, with their management, AA employees are probably in greater need of representation. But still, it seems like unions in the Unites States coddle those who underperform and incite those who complain, leading to lower morale ...

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by CMHtraveler
Wed May 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

How this could be worse than no service at all is that it will most likely fail and the airport will have wasted money on them. And perhaps just as troublesome is that it further brand Youngstown as a failed market in the minds of airline planners. Right, thanks for answering my questions! Not want...

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by CMHtraveler
Sat May 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Here’s an article with a rather odd interview with the new Executive Director at YNG: http://www.wfmj.com/story/40334695/future-of-flying-out-of-the-youngstown-warren-regional-airport “The destination is very, very important,” John Moliterno said, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Autho...

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by CMHtraveler
Fri May 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Here are the number of domestic passengers per year on LCC's in Ohio and nearby markets in surrounding states in 2018 CLE WN - 1,635,632 F9 - 905,121 NK - 845,752 B6 - 269,071 G4 - 226,799 -------------------------------------- WN+B6+ULCC's - 3,882,375 CMH/LCK WN - 2,845,918 NK - 352,257 G4 - 300,8...

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by CMHtraveler
Thu May 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Also, starting in August, the first RON departure to ATL is scheduled as an A321. Nice! I know we’ve seen the odd one-off A321 from other carriers (even AS for one random day), but will this be the first regularly scheduled A321 service in recent memory at CMH? It's always a good guess that one off...

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by CMHtraveler
Wed May 01, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

CMHtraveler your arguments make sense except for the fact that F9 has 9-10 flights per day in the summer in CLE and CVG... CMH is lucky to see 9-10 F9 flights weekly! I have no data to back this up, but I think it’s a reasonable hypothesis to assume that a healthier route map leads to more first ti...

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by CMHtraveler
Wed May 01, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Duplicate post, sorry.

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by CMHtraveler
Wed May 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Wonder why F9 is working in CLE but not CMH. It‘s the route planning (or lack thereof). For all practical purposes they are down to two routes; MCO and DEN. They fly MCO just twice weekly, competing against NK and WN at 1x daily and 2-5x daily respectively year round, as well as DL seasonally and G...

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by CMHtraveler
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 172753

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

N636VA is actually scheduled to go back to VCV this morning for repaint as the swap-out ship for N921VA. I wonder if AS reads these posts? Ha! While I would love to think my Anet post caused an A320 to get a fresh coat of paint, I can’t be the only one to have noticed her condition given the short ...

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by CMHtraveler
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Personally, I'd fly on a ERJ 170/175 all day long compared to a 737. 2x2 is way more comfortable than 3x3. Personal preference (and height?) I suppose. It’s just strange to have other airlines flying mainline aircraft on a route to your hub city while you continue to turn pax connecting worldwide o...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I think AA will maintain reasonable levels of service at CAK as long as PSA has a maintenance base there, so they have that going for them. Agreed. Also worth noting at this point that CAK gained IAH less than a year ago via UA. Speaking of IAH on UA, will CMH ever see mainline on this route? Recen...

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by CMHtraveler
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

The CRAA monthly board meeting agenda is out for April. CMH highlights include continued growth for everyone (5.9% YOY overall), except F9 (down dramatically), AC (down slightly), and WN (down slightly, presumably related to the MAX groundings - I personally experienced two flight cancellations last...

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by CMHtraveler
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 172753

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

N636VA is boarding at CMH right now and to my surprise she looks rough already! Peeling paint, flag decals nearly gone, you’d never guess it was a fresh coat of paint. The AS livery looks great in nearly any condition but I hope the impressive speed of repainting hasn’t come at the expense of quality.

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by CMHtraveler
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Anyone else excited about the upcoming SFO-CMH routes? I will be flying to/from SFO a week before the routes start but should be making at least two more trips out there during the summer and hope to cut down on my travel time. The flights don't look very full yet, but most business travelers aren'...

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by CMHtraveler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

CMH-SLC goes away January 6 and returns March 2 on delta.com Interesting. I wonder what that is about? I know January is slow but wouldn’t you want to wait until you see what bookings are like? They don’t even start the route until late June and no one, let alone the coveted business pax, is bookin...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Some (at least in my experience with CVG) times the OAG threads only go partly into the month (hence the low daily percentage if its only filed to say January 15th). I would not worry about a cut like that this early in my opinion. That makes sense, thanks. Hopefully that’s the case. If bookings we...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

From the weekly OAG thread;

DL CMH-SLC JAN 0.9>0.2[0]

This must be a misfile right? They aren’t trimming the route down to almost nothing before it even begins, are they? I don’t recall any mention of the service being anything other than daily.

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by CMHtraveler
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Does anyone have any ideas how to turn CAK around? CAK is an awkward distance from CLE (a little less than an hours’ drive), to the point where (at least according to this article from when CAK lost G4 and gained NK), airlines can’t even agree on whether it’s a different market or not: https://amp....

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by CMHtraveler
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Just added it up and F9 is down 8.7% for the fall in seats. Given that some routes had pretty low load factors, I think most of the drop in seats will be made up by increased loads. I hope they have a better strategy at CVG than whatever it is they’re doing at CMH. Down to less than daily flights t...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Just curious... since nobody posted in a couple of days: Did WN or anyone else fly Max-8's into CMH or DAY? Did anyone ride on one of those planes? They ran a good handful of routes out of CMH. I hitched a ride a couple times myself, as recently as mid-February, CMH-HOU. I also flew CMH-HOU on the ...

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by CMHtraveler
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

CRAA Board Minutes for March are up: I recall that G4 was planning to make some temporary reductions at LCK due to aircraft shortage during the transition to an all airbus fleet. Does this explain their lower numbers after who knows how many straight months of growth? Also, for the third straight m...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

From today’s Enilria OAG thread: AA CMH-MIA MAY 3>4[3] JUN 3>4[3] AA’s recent growth continues. Unfortunately, a dummy booking in June shows the fourth frequency also scheduled as an Envoy ERJ-145. I know the MIA flight is all about connections so frequency matters, but that’s a long couple of hours...

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by CMHtraveler
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 71332

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I fly WN all the time. I have the credit card. I’m visiting relatives on points next month. But when it came time to take the family to Los Angeles in January, I was more than happy to support AA and take advantage of their new second CMH-LAX flight. We had a great experience. I get brand loyalty, I...

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by CMHtraveler
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713761

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

While we're at it, why don't we bring back asbestos insulation and lead paint? Eliminate airbags in cars & bring back the lap belt! Some CFC's in our refrigerators wouldn't hurt. My thoughts exactly. How someone could read this article and think less oversight is the answer boggles the mind. :s...

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