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by Scoots71
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus corporate shuttle to BFM?
Replies: 35
Views: 5227

Re: Airbus corporate shuttle to BFM?

Not a shuttle per-se, but Delta used to mess with a flight number from BHM->ATL, and then use the same flight number from ATL->STR to accommodate Mercedes-Benz travel between their Tuscaloosa plant and Germany. That way they had a guaranteed connection and minimal layover in ATL. I think it was DAL ...

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by Scoots71
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 870
Views: 165013

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Looks like operations begin March 2021. Service to the southeastern part of the country. https://skift.com/transport/airlines/ If I were to guess I would think the three cities are SAV, ECP, VPS. I wouldn't consider VPS to be necessarily underserved, especially being a major Allegiant station (36 r...

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by Scoots71
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 870
Views: 165013

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Would love to see Breeze service BHM. Could be quite successful. Demand is strong for BHM-BOS and that seems to be a very doable route within their capacity. Wonder when some routes might be announced I second this. It's a mid-major market with strong demand for NE routes, especially BOS area, whic...

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by Scoots71
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3972
Views: 603801

Re: Why United should establish a new TPA hub (or at least a focus city)

The demographics don’t really matter. The problem posted at the beginning of this thread still stands: The only value TPA would bring as a UA hub would be to serve as a LATAM/SA gateway. So why would UA compete against itself at IAH? Yep. The idea that TPA would make a good SE hub is completely uns...

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by Scoots71
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1035
Views: 106604

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

As long as oil prices remain rock bottom (who knows how long this will last), really short routes from BNA like MEM, LIT, BHM and SDF might be viable; WN recently announced the resumption of SDF-ATL so SDF-BNA might be less likely for the time being. While WN previously served BHM nonstop from BNA,...

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by Scoots71
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1905
Views: 225728

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

Selfishly I wish they would've added BHM. That is a city that has been clamoring for JetBlue service, and BOS is one of their top final destinations not currently served. Also could use some competition for DL in the NY market by going after EWR/JFK, and maybe a 1x to LAX...

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by Scoots71
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 11641

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

I missed the press release in July confirming that the BAA has refinanced its bonds. This will reduce the cost per enplanement significantly, which the Airport Director has said was a hold-up in getting Allegiant to open a BHM station. Hopefully, the costs will be lowered enough for Allegiant to st...

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by Scoots71
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48984

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

FLO losing service doesn't really surprise me (though it would make more sense for an airline like DL to serve it).

2 hour (107 mi) drive to CHS, 120 mi to CLT (where their only flight was to), 96 mi to CAE, and 67 mi to MYR

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by Scoots71
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 11641

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

BHM reports traffic is trending back up in July. The good news is that BHM is holding above the national trends as well. https://www.flybirmingham.com/bhm-reports-july-passenger-traffic/ The buried lead in this article is that WN moved up the start date for the BHM-DEN service. It is beginning once ...

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by Scoots71
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 11641

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/BHMAirport/status/1 ... 59073?s=20
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gdavis003 wrote:
Anyone able to catch the Cathay Pacific 748 diversion today to BHM? Wish I was around and got to see it. Must’ve been awesome


BHM twitter posted some pictures. https://twitter.com/BHMAirport/status/1 ... 59073?s=20

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by Scoots71
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 11641

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

AA has used those on and off throughout the last year or so. I think it is mainly because of numbers and how many morning departures they have that are overnight turns. No room in Concourse C with WN taking their three gates and UA taking their three so they have to use A. I wonder why it's not A2 ...

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by Scoots71
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 11641

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

I've been down to BHM quite a lot recently to spot and take pics. It's been neat to see how the operations are during my trips. Of course, Stewart Industries is the main attraction with all of the parked Delta jets there. There have been 5-6 that have left so far. I waited 2.5 hours to watch an A33...

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by Scoots71
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 11641

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

It has been quiet on here lately.

Looks like commercial traffic is picking back up, with American and United serving all of their destinations again, albeit not quite at the old frequency.

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by Scoots71
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 549
Views: 61847

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

According to Flightradar24, two more 739s are scheduled to leave MCI today. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9967 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9964 -Rowen I bet MCI's management is leaning on Delta to clear out their planes stored on crosswind runway 9/27. Business is pi...

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by Scoots71
Fri May 29, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 11641

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

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WN adding BHM-DEN in December.


December 17th to be exact. Glad to have another western gateway option!

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by Scoots71
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 870
Views: 165013

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Hopefully BHM is courting Breeze. Mid-sized city that currently only has hub routes.

Previously explored routes before VC collapsed included RDU, PIT, AUS, and the market has demanded something to the Boston area, so PVD would be great. E95s would be perfect for those routes.

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