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by umichman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 76
Views: 10305

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

While it could be a much needed extra income, this is really unnecessary and pointless from an environmental point of view. Who cares? Sometimes you just want to relax and have fun. This. In 2020. Head shakes. Millions of tons in reduced emissions due to Covid, but yes, let's fret about a handful o...

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by umichman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 200
Views: 22037

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

Looks like LAX routes were in the cards to begin with. FLL-PSP is a warning shot at WN. The other adds are just to get people And planes moving and as profitable as possible. We will continue to see these adds moving forward. Every airline now has a Frontier dart board in their route planning offic...

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by umichman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13670

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Other than ATL, not sure I'd characterize any of those airports as "close". http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=clt-dtw,clt-jfk,+clt-mia,+clt-bos&MS=wls&MR=120&MX=540x540&PM=* But yes, CLT is an extremely busy transfer airport. If all the passengers headed to Asia were flying xxx-C...

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by umichman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13670

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

I think maybe the fact that there are many airports nearby CLT that DO have Asia service like DTW, ATL, JFK, MIA, BOS, etc. Other than ATL, not sure I'd characterize any of those airports as "close". http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=clt-dtw,clt-jfk,+clt-mia,+clt-bos&MS=wls&MR=120&MX...

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by umichman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 13605

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

UA, DL, and AA are in Mid November planning to operate a full SBN schedule of all flights for the holidays. For UA that means 10 daily flights to ORD, For DL that means 4 daily flights to ATL, 5 daily flights to DTW and 2 daily flights to MSP. AA is planning 2 daily flights to DFW and 2 daily to CL...

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by umichman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 801
Views: 83089

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Mind blowing that UA has more then AA on the ORD STL route (AA has two) in October. It’s why I had to book United, as AA’s schedule didn’t connect well for me to Cape Air in STL. Alex It is a very low frequency, but AA seems to be pouring most of their resources into DFW/CLT and to a lesser extent ...

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by umichman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380701

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Are you able to post your source for this information? Not doubting, I just would like to understand where that information originated. I’m curious myself. Maybe it’s something as simple as a proximity issue? Or maybe its just a total fabrication... 3 times does not sound like a plausible number to...

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by umichman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59446

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

So per DL's press release it looks like CVG-CDG is indeed among the TATL routes they're planning to relaunch by summer 2021 at 4x weekly initially. Interestingly as well, they do indeed refer to both CVG and RDU as "focus cities." https://news.delta.com/delta-brings-back-more-flights-acro...

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by umichman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding

Why would Citibank care? (Unless they're paying AA for the bonus miles). If you close an account you have a zero balance and if you reopen and repeat this pattern as many times as you want, your debt to income ratio and percent of total credit used is unaffected and there is zero financial risk to ...

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by umichman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

DL domestic schedule for September is still largely pre-Covid and will see significant changes. DL just pushed out it's August cuts this weekend and CLE-SLC was one of the casualties. September cuts will likely be published in a month and I would expect that the route will again get cut for the mon...

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by umichman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX
Replies: 64
Views: 13110

Re: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX

F9 ALB-MCO DEC 0.5>0.7[0.2] JAN 0.4>1.0[0.6] FEB 0.4>1.0[0.6] MAR 0.4>1.0[0.5] APR 0.4>0.9[0.7] F9 ALB-TPA DEC 0>0.3[0] JAN 0>0.6[0] FEB 0>0.6[0] MAR 0>0.5[0] APR 0>0.6[0] F9 moves on CVG post-DL F9 ATL-CVG AUG 0.7>1.0[0.4] SEP 1.0>0.7[0.4] OCT 1.0>0.7[0.5] NOV 0.4>0.7[0.2] DEC 0>0.7[0] JAN 0>0.7[0...

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by umichman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

DL August schedule is out now -- ATL - 6 DTW - 5 LGA - 2 MSP - 4 CLE-SLC comes back in mid-September. DL domestic schedule for September is still largely pre-Covid and will see significant changes. DL just pushed out it's August cuts this weekend and CLE-SLC was one of the casualties. September cut...

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by umichman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380701

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Delta has loaded what appears to be a preliminary schedule for August that can viewed through the online routemap. The website and what is loaded for sale for August does not yet reflect the changes but they should be loaded in this Saturday's schedule update, and subsequently in enilria's weekly O...

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by umichman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

masseybrown wrote:
For July:
AA:
CLT - 5
PHL - 4
ORD - 4
DFW - 3
MIA - 2
DCA - 1

DL:
ATL - 5
DTW - 3
MSP - 2

I guess LGA folks have learned to love I-80.


DL August schedule is out now --

ATL - 6
DTW - 5
LGA - 2
MSP - 4

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by umichman
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 13837

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Courtesy: Aviation Pros Flint Bishop Airport Director, Nino Sapone’s, Full Statement on the DOT’s Approval of Delta Airlines’ Request for Exemption "So, what does this mean going forward? One thing it doesn’t mean is that the airline is gone forever. This is a suspension in service, and not ne...

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by umichman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/PDX
Replies: 86
Views: 14042

Re: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/

Just to validate enilria claims about what Southwest is trying to do. There is a whole thread here that was created. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446637 I could see WN going after DL in focus cities (a number of which only have hub flights for June and July), but ATL wou...

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by umichman
Sun May 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/PDX
Replies: 86
Views: 14042

Re: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/

I don’t view the July added capacity by DL as anything but realizing they hacked away too much from ATL and added back based on the existing inventory that either didn’t cancel or rebooked on the consolidated flight schedule. Antidotally, people had the opinion that DL hacked for away than the othe...

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by umichman
Thu May 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13378

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

Under U.S. law, people have to be given time to consider a separation agreement. People over 40 years of age also get seven days to revoke a signature. None of this qualifies as prompt. CARES Act employment protections expire 30 September. WARN Act notices come at least 60 days before mass layoffs....

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by umichman
Sun May 24, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17338

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

Delta butchering the schedule into July now. Note the NYC cuts? Would you prefer they wait until 3 weeks out from the beginning of the month to cut the July schedule as they had been doing? The reality is that UA/AA will soon make similar cuts to their July schedule. AA has been somewhat less aggre...

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by umichman
Sat May 23, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13366

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

kavok wrote:
When are these drops allowed to happen?


It doesn't appear there is a set date. Interested parties have until May 28th to file objections and DOT will produce a final, possibly amended, list at some point after that.

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by umichman
Sat May 23, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13366

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Here is the full US DOT report. Airlines have until May 28 to file objections to the tentative decisions. https://beta.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0037-0175 The report went on to say that all airlines got what they requested, with the exceptions of: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Culebra, Puerto...

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by umichman
Tue May 12, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41663

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

Can the experts see AA downsizing to hubs in PHL, CLT, DCA, MIA, and DFW? They'd keep one of their western hubs (probably PHX). And I doubt they'd totally de-hub ORD too. That's a 500+ daily operation right before COVID-19. LAX and NYC could definitely see some deep cuts, though. The fact that LAX ...

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by umichman
Mon May 11, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11199

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

I noticed that Delta added DTW-BGR which is a route they cut back in January of 2018. They brought it back last summer for a dozen or so round trips in the summer flying on only on Saturday’s. After this they pulled it out of the schedule for good. Now it seems to be daily for the entire month of J...

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by umichman
Mon May 11, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 13605

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

I looks like in June SBN and FWA will only have one flight a day to DTW on DL and one flight a day to ORD on UA. Delta may have to make another DTW or an ATL flight available towards the end of June because with social distancing and such they are presently out of seats on the DTW flight for most d...

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by umichman
Sun May 10, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 55866

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

No surprise DL would do this consolidation. I also note that there’s nine more markets DL says they are applying to consolidate. Could be really bad for some of these airports where almost every major could theoretically abandon them for larger metros. Any idea what those nine are? I watch the DoT ...

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by umichman
Sat May 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

https://downloads.regulations.gov/DOT-O ... ment_1.pdf
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CAK filed an objection to being grouped with CLE as part of a shared service region. This was filed before the final order went out, so looks like they were denied.

https://downloads.regulations.gov/DOT-O ... ment_1.pdf

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by umichman
Sat May 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18224

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

If this has been granted to JetBlue as it seems, I wonder what expectations other carriers will have. I am sure other LCC’s and Legacies will be expecting a “slice of the” un-flying unprofitable routes “pie.” Interesting. If I'm not mistaken, these exemptions are granted to airlines with less than ...

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by umichman
Sat May 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 240
Views: 29335

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

UA is suspending PVD operations effective May 3 through July 6. B6 has extended its suspension through July 1. Pretty sad to see the dominoes starting to fall. I have a bad feeling DL is next but I'm crossing my fingers I'm wrong. DL is suspending both MHT and PVD operations on May 13th (along with...

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by umichman
Sat May 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380701

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I don't see DL or UA ending service to SAV. DL requested to end service to BQK, just an hour's drive away and HHH, also about 45 minutes away. Makes no sense to end SAV service, especially since there is no other major airport nearby. Oops, my bad. Was too quick in skimming the filings. DL wants to...

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by umichman
Sat May 09, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380701

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

DL suspending service to MDW, OAK, BUR, LGB, PVD, HPN, SWF, CAK, MHT, and PHF until at least September. https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/status/1258845170243645441?s=21 Looks like somebody finally had a close read of the DOT's use of BTS market areas. No doubt those airport authorities will soon d...

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by umichman
Thu May 07, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7455

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

DOJ won’t allow anymore mergers. There are too few airlines as is. The current crisis doesn’t change anything. There will be no mergers now or in the near future. How are there too few airlines? Exhibit A: American United Delta Southwest JetBlue Alaska Spirit Frontier Allegiant Hawaiian Sun Country...

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by umichman
Wed May 06, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7455

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Why would any airline need to merge when they all have more airplanes than they know why to do with for the foreseeable future. It's not like mergers can only be about one thing. In this case, it'd be about increasing combined marketshare and reducing competition in a marketplace where there are su...

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by umichman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380701

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

What are the chances that DL is successful in pulling out of AZO? It seems like the carriers are starting to get most of what they want with the more recent filings. I would suspect that any possible suspension of AZO or LAN would be temporary; historically, DL has had strong business/government co...

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by umichman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18224

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

ill never understand why, within the U.S. when a tag is added, people cant buy just the tag? How does that hurt anyone, it only helps and I for one have been asking for Intra-state Florida services to be expanded so we don't have to drive the killer roads forever. I would certainly book SRQ-MCO, I ...

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by umichman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183558

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

There's a massive difference between Air Europa and Virgin Altantic. Air Europa has been consistently profitable in the last decade. Virgin Atlantic, not. Well said . There is no way on Earth that VS comes close to the success and importance of Air Europa- The Virgin marketing machine has a massive...

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by umichman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183558

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

How much did Delta pay for their 49%. Would they lose a lot if VIR folded? DL paid Singapore Airlines $360 million for the stake. Singapore originally paid Branson $965 million for it in 2000. As mentioned up thread, VS apparently owes DL $200 million if it goes under, but I doubt DL would get anyt...

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by umichman
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

And adding on, the return flight goes MCO-PIT-LBE. and PIT-LBE is bookable. Flights from MCO-PIT and back are $281 one way on NK and on WN the flights are $99 one way.....who would book NK to/from PIT/MCO when WN is so much cheaper right now? It's $281 on some dates, but there are also a number of ...

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by umichman
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines cash reserves
Replies: 48
Views: 10327

Re: Airlines cash reserves

The airlines have covenants with the credit card companies to have a certain amount of cash on hand so the credit card companies don't get stiffed if they suddenly have to refund a bunch of tickets (as we are seeing right now). I would expect those requirements to increase once the airlines get back...

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by umichman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183558

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Investors are looking at getting a particular return on investment, and not simply eeking out a profit. The reality is that if you are barely making any profit during the good times, it's not exactly a compelling story for saving an airline.

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by umichman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11582

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

The rule was dumb to begin with. I could see seeking to assure some minimum amount of service at airports, but requiring airlines to maintain service to all airports they were servicing when there is almost no demand is just a waste of taxpayer dollars. Cranky Flier had a cogent take on this last we...

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by umichman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11582

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

The rule was dumb to begin with. I could see seeking to assure some minimum amount of service at airports, but requiring airlines to maintain service to all airports they were servicing when there is almost no demand is just a waste of taxpayer dollars. Cranky Flier had a cogent take on this.

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by umichman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5354

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

You are excluding things like long-term debt which isn't reflected in current liabilities. You still have to make payments on those as well. This makes situation even worse for legacies. Especially AA which has significantly more debt that UA or DL.

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by umichman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Looks like UA only had two flights from PIT on Tuesday (both Republic flights). US3575 to ORD and UA3511 to IAH.

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by umichman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25254

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

rj1385 wrote:
Imagine if the airlines start doing multi-stop: DL DTW-BUF-ROC-DTW


Oops, someone beat me and noted AS is doing this.

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by umichman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59446

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

SEA-CMH is becoming a "direct" flight for AS on April 10th with a stop in MSP. Flights 1017 and 1396. You can purchase MSP-CMH leg standalone as well. Just found a couple more (SEA-CHS and SEA-IAH using RDU and DFW, respectively).

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by umichman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380701

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

You're kind of all over the place here. They had what was considered a very health amount of cash up until the world aviation market contracted by 75% inside of a month. Hind sight is 20/20. I expect the conversations of what level of catastrophe an airline should expect will be interesting over th...

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by umichman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183558

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

The governments did it with banks in 2008/09. Same can be done. The airlines issue preferred shares for government to buy. Preferred shares come with promise to pay good dividend (ahead of common shares receiving any dividend). The preferred shares can also come with options for the company to buy ...

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by umichman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Suspends All New York Services
Replies: 17
Views: 4594

Re: Spirit Suspends All New York Services

TTailedTiger wrote:
Who will pick up their LGA slots?


No one. It's a temporary suspension right now and the FAA has waived slot use requirements through the end of May.

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by umichman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17235

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

Thanks enilria. I just don’t understand why all this much flying is still scheduled - esp when they are cutting flights the day of travel. They've been loading April cuts over the past several weeks. The many day of travel cancellations over the past week were largely due to the fact that those cut...

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by umichman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17235

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

DL really pulling back at MDW. DTW and MSP flights are gone for April leaving only 3 daily ATL flights. Wonder if it will survive as a DL station. FNT is down to 1 daily ATL flight for April (wouldn't be surprised if it loses all DL service like TOL).

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