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by BNAMealer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 13076

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

With DL/AF/KL already having dominant hubs at CDG and AMS, do you think European competition authorities would be keen on VS establishing essentially a third hub at LHR, giving the jv good hubs at the top 3 European airports? Then again, with Brexit, it may not matter what European authorities say....

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by BNAMealer
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 13076

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

1. I’m pretty sure an expanded VS presence at LHR will lead to an antitrust investigation, considering it would essentially give the DL/AF/KL/VS jv and unfair advantage. I don't see competition authorities havig an issue as this would create an effective competitor to the AA/IAG JV at LHR. This wou...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

It's more likely the reason is B6 and WN are both using 150 seat aircraft which has significantly lower CASM than what DL uses with E75. If they want to try to compete even slightly on the cost basis, they need to start upgauging. Plus, if they want to be the legacy of choice in BNA, they need to f...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 13076

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

1. I’m pretty sure an expanded VS presence at LHR will lead to an antitrust investigation, considering it would essentially give the DL/AF/KL/VS jv and unfair advantage. 2. Interesting to see AUS and RDU, but not BNA. Perhaps it’s due to the close proximity to ATL? 3. Didn’t they try ORD and fail. ...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 13076

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

It looks like they want to become the Air Europa of LHR. A second airline with a mixed focus on O&D and connecting traffic. I don't know why MAN is even brought to this thread. London is where the demand is. 1. I’m pretty sure an expanded VS presence at LHR will lead to an antitrust investigati...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 56428

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I asked the bartender (best source of information, right?) at the AC about renovation/remodel/expansion and it was his understanding that a new AC will be built in the mezzanine space opposite of the current AC where the city aviation offices are currently. The plan is that once the city aviation o...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 13076

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

1. I’m pretty sure an expanded VS presence at LHR will lead to an antitrust investigation, considering it would essentially give the DL/AF/KL/VS jv and unfair advantage. 2. Interesting to see AUS and RDU, but not BNA. Perhaps it’s due to the close proximity to ATL? 3. Didn’t they try ORD and fail. A...

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by BNAMealer
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Surprised this came before LGA. The fight with B6 @ BOS is apparently more important to DL right now....they’ve been aggressive in hubbing BOS the last few years It's more likely the reason is B6 and WN are both using 150 seat aircraft which has significantly lower CASM than what DL uses with E75. ...

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by BNAMealer
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

EvanWSFO wrote:
Just saw on Airline Route's daily newsletter DL is putting the 220 on two of it's four daily flights to BOS, the other two being E75's; starting in May 2020..


Surprised this came before LGA.

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by BNAMealer
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 56428

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I asked the bartender (best source of information, right?) at the AC about renovation/remodel/expansion and it was his understanding that a new AC will be built in the mezzanine space opposite of the current AC where the city aviation offices are currently. The plan is that once the city aviation o...

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by BNAMealer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if the new international arrivals building will feature a recheck area to allow for connecting pax? If WN is serious about boosting BNA into their SE fortress station, there will likely be some more Latin America flying here in the future and as such, there will be connections. Prob...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 7824

Re: United Growth in Denver

Saw an interesting article. Kirby said, “though the airline has not yet decided how much. He suggested it could be between about 500 daily flights and 720.” Article link: https://skift.com/2019/09/12/united-airlines-plays-up-its-denver-advantage-as-global-routes-suffer/ DEN should be between 600-70...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 7824

Re: United Growth in Denver

Both Frontier and Southwest are also projecting adding flights in/out of DEN. Southwest has indicated they may want all of the new gates (16) that are being built on the C concourse. F9 has expressed interest in adding 3-5 additional gates on A concourse. United has committed to the new gates for t...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 7824

Re: United Growth in Denver

KFTG wrote:
Can they expand the people mover first?


Or better yet, bore a pedestrian tunnel?

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by BNAMealer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 34469

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

Would G4 ever consider buying some new A320neos?

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by BNAMealer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 7824

Re: United Growth in Denver

Saw an interesting article. Kirby said, “though the airline has not yet decided how much. He suggested it could be between about 500 daily flights and 720.” Article link: https://skift.com/2019/09/12/united-airlines-plays-up-its-denver-advantage-as-global-routes-suffer/ DEN should be between 600-70...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AF or KL enter DEN?
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Will AF or KL enter DEN?

Air France and KLM are both in SkyTeam, they are Delta partners. Delta, and therefor SkyTeam, has very little presence in Denver. Only a hand full of destinations, most of which are also served directly from Paris or Amsterdam. This would mean the flight would entirely have to rely on O/D traffic, ...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Nashville International Airport (BNA) newly-released virtual tour of new terminal facilities: https://bnavisionnashville.com/virtualtour/ Are concourses A, B, and C being renovated to match the look of concourse D, or will they remain more or less the same? B and C will be renovated to match the lo...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa replace their 747-400 with at KDEN?
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

Re: What will Lufthansa replace their 747-400 with at KDEN?

I’m guessing the 777X will take its place. There are no plans to make DEN A380 compatible and the 748 seats fewer passengers than the 744 with DEN being a consistently solid market for LH. I'm not sure if this is the only reason Denver is not A380 capable or not, but an AF 380 did divert here a few...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 218
Views: 21365

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

Did you forget that Austin is one of the fastest growing metros in the entire country? Let alone Texas. Roughly 50 people move into the city each day. With that kind of population growth, there's obviously gonna be more demand for international service. Sure, but without a hub, AUS will have to rel...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 218
Views: 21365

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

They are not that different if you compare today's AUS with BOS 20 years ago or so when they already had service to places like CDG, AMS, Seoul (SEL), and it would have had NRT had it not been for 9/11. So no, I don't think that list is all that far fetched. In fact you can probably find threads he...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 218
Views: 21365

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I believe AUS would need an airline to hub there in order to make those destinations work. Isn't DL going to make AUS a focus city/mini hub? DL declared it a focus city in June, but what exactly that means no one knows. They haven’t added any new routes in some time and have given no indications th...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 218
Views: 21365

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I could see maybe CDG or AMS and maybe ICN. AUS is simply too close to DFW/IAH to get much more, and since they probably won’t be a hub ever, some of these destinations just aren’t feasible. Did you forget that Austin is one of the fastest growing metros in the entire country? Let alone Texas. Roug...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 218
Views: 21365

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I think it is realistic if the global economy does not enter a major recession. Just recall Boston had its first Asian carrier/destination (JAL to NRT) in 2012 and so far it has gained Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Casablanca, Dubai, Doha, Istanbul and Tel Aviv, in addition to a few European...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

How so? So UA is ending ORD-HKG and GUM-HKG (not daily anyway). But they're adding another daily SFO-HKG and maintaining EWR-HKG (now a 777-300). All-in-all, that seems like a wash to me. And "a broader pullback in Asia"..... Lol. UA just announced increase in HND frequencies (and only tw...

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by BNAMealer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2293
Views: 406686

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

About time UA deploys some 787s to ORD. It wouldn’t surprise me if the majority of their ORD Asia routes (sans HND) get 787s.

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by BNAMealer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I literally LOL’d at this post. For all the people who demand, make that beg, the likes of WN, NK, et al increase their service to BNA, or any airport for that matter, it’s comical someone is clamoring for less competition on international routes. Just pointing out the hypocrisy domestic versus int...

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by BNAMealer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.wkrn.com/special-reports/global-economy-airport-expansion-will-land-nashville-more-international-flights/ WKRN News 2 did a story on BNA looking for additional international service. At this time, I don’t think it would be in BNA’s best interest to land another European flight. Should w...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'd say with the eventual extension of 20R/2L, I'd say BNA is pretty well taken care of for runways for at least the next 20 years or so. Plus, if a second terminal is built, it will likely go where 20L/2R is, which would then necessitate it’s replacement. If it gets replaced, it will likely be len...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I wonder if that 5th runway will ever come into fruition. I'd say with the eventual extension of 20R/2L, I'd say BNA is pretty well taken care of for runways for at least the next 20 years or so. Plus, if a second terminal is built, it will likely go where 20L/2R is, which would then necessitate it...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

as it stands right now UA has no plans to base any 787s at ORD. This is going to have to change eventually, and this situation magnifies why. There are a fair amount of UA international routes out of ORD that scream for the 787, but they refuse to put them there for some reason. Internationally spe...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 38
Views: 3398

Re: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?

LAXintl wrote:
Its one of seven identified future US/Canada markets by TK.


Is DEN on the list by any chance?

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

as it stands right now UA has no plans to base any 787s at ORD. This is going to have to change eventually, and this situation magnifies why. There are a fair amount of UA international routes out of ORD that scream for the 787, but they refuse to put them there for some reason. Internationally spe...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 164
Views: 20368

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Was it cut due to poor performance or MAX related? It’s probably MAX related, it wasn’t around for that long to give it a fair shot before the grounding, and with WN building up BNA, I’d be surprised if it was permanent. I wouldn’t doubt it’s probably MAX related but given that BUR-BNA often leaves...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I think we’re getting a tad ahead of ourselves here. Once A gets built to an L shape, BNA should be set. Instead of a new terminal, I’d expect a satellite terminal built where the expanded apron was recently filled in. You would get to it via a tunnel underground. https://www.flynashville.com/about...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

LAXdude1023 wrote:
I flew the route twice. Both times lots of open seats in business class.

Still this is very disappointing. This route has been around for so long.


How long ago was this?

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

janders wrote:
Move just reflects the reality that the ongoing protest actions on the ground are clearly hurting trade and tourism.


This. Considering how long the route has been around, I doubt it is based on performance and I assume it will be back if/when things return to normal in HKG.

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

So is this just a temporary suspension or is this a permanent cut?

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

While it might be logistically impossible, B should be built out to mirror C. That might be the least expensive option until a new terminal can be decided on and built. They considered that, but for aircraft flow purposes, it is better to rebuild A into an L shaped concourse. It allows more space f...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 164
Views: 20368

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Hopefully, this is true. I'd love to see farther away destinations such as AUS or BNA. I am surprised that it already has 72 flights per day, but I can't imagine BUR being 100 flights per day. That's roughly what SAN was pulling about 5 years ago and now they are running over 130. That would put BU...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Not caught off guard. Rather AA held control over what could be done. That’s why control of the gates was handed over to the MNAA a few years ago. I’m talking about passenger growth overall, I think they are still underestimating to some extent. The BNA Vision literature keeps saying passenger traf...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I saw that WN recently cut several routes (none from BNA). Maybe they'll shift some of those planes/routes to BNA. They have been growing, just not in new destinations, it’s been purely in frequencies. Next year, they’ll be gaining a new concourse and the MAX should be back, so more gates and plane...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2293
Views: 406686

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I 'm not sure what roll the 788s will play in the future once the additional 19 789s are all in the fleet. I do know network planning is looking at other international destinations beyond what has already been announced. I don't know specifics I just know rumors that I hear at Willis none of which ...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 8775

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

I wonder if DEN will ever be added. I’m surprised DEN doesn’t have an AMS flight on either UA or KL considering the energy ties, unless that isn’t as important as before? Well look at the connectivity options and what DEN is for UA. DEN is reachable from every US hub from AMS; DEN is also a connect...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 8775

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

I wonder if DEN will ever be added. I’m surprised DEN doesn’t have an AMS flight on either UA or KL considering the energy ties, unless that isn’t as important as before?

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I saw that WN recently cut several routes (none from BNA). Maybe they'll shift some of those planes/routes to BNA. They have been growing, just not in new destinations, it’s been purely in frequencies. Next year, they’ll be gaining a new concourse and the MAX should be back, so more gates and plane...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1113
Views: 119591

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

It’s been somewhat quiet when it comes to air service announcements at BNA. It probably doesn’t help when your main carrier doesn’t have planes to even announce new routes. I saw that WN recently cut several routes (none from BNA). Maybe they'll shift some of those planes/routes to BNA. They have b...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28468

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

LHUSA wrote:
United1 wrote:
mkorpal333 wrote:

Especially when they both already fly FRA.


Might just be DEL-LHR going year round. UA has been looking for a winter slot for the route.


I know you mean DEN, but that would be cool!


It baffles me that DEN-LHR isn’t year round.

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28468

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

I’m surprised no one has mentioned DEN-MUC on UA metal. I would be surprised if it was CDG/AMS. DEN-MUC would be a good add, but LH just recently re-entered the market. I think it would be too much capacity for UA to join them on the route. We’ll see. Last hear they hyped DEN getting a new Euro des...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28468

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

I’m surprised no one has mentioned DEN-MUC on UA metal. I would be surprised if it was CDG/AMS.

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