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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yes, good point at in the early-2000s, WN & NK almost killed the North Terminal project. They walked away from original design commitments, were against the Ground Transportation center in the North Terminal and overall displeased with the proposed costs of a very yeoman North Terminal. The key ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

To elaborate, NK should be sending flowers and gift baskets to WN for purchasing and decimating FL (AirTran). FL was capturing a good portion of the traffic flows and passenger segment from Michigan through DTW & FNT that are now being captured by NK at DTW. NK was the 20-25 flights/day range th...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

New service alert! NK to start DTW-JAX (new city for NK) 12/20/18. Daily service. (Along with ORD-JAX) http://ir.spirit.com/news-releases/news-release-details/jet-setting-jax-spirit-airlines-expands-florida-footprint-ultra Logical add for NK at DTW. This might spur DL to upgauge/increase capacity in...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 595
Views: 80583

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I'm sure A.net will have a freak-out when these types of aircraft get parked but something that's not uncommon. I remember when everyone freaked-out several years ago when they put 2 A330s into storage for the winter. When capacity is 20-30% lower during deep winter versus peak summer, it makes sens...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 56
Views: 8160

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

Holy cow DTW-PLN from 2 to 4 that's a schocker. DTW-PLN is typically been 2x CRJ year-round, 3x CRJ in Jun & Aug, and peaks at 4x CRJ in July during peak summer. It appears they've added the 4th flight earlier for 2019, now starting in June. PLN is an EAS market flown by Skywest OO. The EAS awa...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Today was the inaugural flight from AM on DTW-BJX. Since January 2017, AM has gone from 0 to 4 flights per day at DTW, which has greatly expanded the number of flights to interior Mexico. What used to be single daily DL service to MEX and MTY each, from 2 flights to now 6 is the following: MEX - DL ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Just when you think this thread can’t get any dumber....

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I'm not sure I necessarily agree, there are actually some pretty cheap fares to Europe on LH via FRA almost price-matching WW.
Not to mention, AC DTW-YYZ-Europe flights are also almost competitive with WW prices, not to mention flying out of YQB.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

You don’t know that.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9721

Re: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

Eventually MSP will need to rebuild / reconstruct / replace Concourse E & F and re-purpose Concourses A &B for larger aircraft which may have implications on where they reallocate space in the future between Terminals.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Stop it!

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

OMG.....a.net is like a kid of Christmas eve with this frickin' "Decision" by EI. This speculation, rumor, debate is over the top across multiple threads, city-focus fanboy groups, and the later. I will say, if it the darkhorse MSP or the even darker horse of DTW which is not even in the c...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9721

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

The Decision, the decision, the decision.

A.net goes into full meltdown tomorrow.

If it is MSP, DL will announce MSP-DUB service next week....heard it hear first.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Wait, what? Did I miss "The Decision" by EI? Where are they taking their talents?

Granted, I had pretty low odds on DTW getting EI service based on the subsidy arms-race over at PIT and YUL was a natural top-contender.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8099

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Hard to believe how much time has passed now and our view of what changed has also changed as well. How 9/11 changed aviation in my opinion can be summed up under the following points: 1) Significantly increased security requirements across the board. - Some were necessary and needed improvements - ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Good gosh, I go off the grid for a week and I can see that we are still bickering about rumored EI service. Wake me up when "The Decision" is made. On the flip side, I passed through SLC, and MSP among other places in the past week. I haven't been through either since 2017. SLC is going t...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I found MSP's food options for grab-and-go / fast-causal food options to be rather limited and crazy over-priced. We actually went over to the Qdoba in Concourse E, ironically by UA/NK/F9/AA's gates. That said they are building a new food court in the main terminal that will greatly expand options. ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

https://www.metroairport.com/travel-ale ... a-terminal
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Heads-up!
One of the trams will be out of service at a time over the next few months for software / hardware upgrades.
https://www.metroairport.com/travel-ale ... a-terminal

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Good gosh, I go off the grid for a week and I can see that we are still bickering about rumored EI service. Wake me up when "The Decision" is made. On the flip side, I passed through SLC, and MSP among other places in the past week. I haven't been through either since 2017. SLC is going to...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11274

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

Regarding DTW-PIA being cut: I am going to guess that the big company that paints their products yellow and black, probably doesn't use DL for the majority of their business travel and this is a huge consideration on why DL is dropping DTW-PIA flights from what was already a highly unconpetiive sche...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2581

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

The biggest issue was already mentioned above that causes proportionally more delays on regional carriers is weather/ATC delays imposed by the FAA that are put on the regional carriers. As a generality, when congested airports like EWR, LGA, ORD, SFO go into flow control and limited arrival rates, t...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR and CLE, CVG, DTW and STL
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Re: WOW AIR and CLE, CVG, DTW and STL

ULCCs, by their business model have to be increasily more nimble and agile at maintaining high fleet utilization and high load factors to compensate for their overall lower per-customer revenue versus more traditional carriers. This means increasing adjustments in seasonality and day-of-the-week dep...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

My gate allocation data may be slightly off as I'm going off of what it was in 2017...thanks for the correction. That's the case everywhere for O&D airports/terminals, which North Terminal is very similar in nature. However the airlines don't lease gates for RON parking, thats why they have hard...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Gate Airline Largest Aircraft D1 UA 738 D2 UA 739 D3/D3W Common-use 744 FIS D4 UA MD-88 D5A/D5B Common-use A330 FIS D6 UA 738 D8 NK 753 D9 Common-use 752 FIS D10 Common-use 752 FIS D11 NK 752 D12 NK 752 D14 NK 752 D15 B6 752 D16 F9 752 D17 Common-use 752 D18 AA 752 D19 WN 739 D20 WN 739 D21 WN 739 D...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

NK growth is not limited by gates, its a matter how just how much it actually wants to grow as a part of their broader business plan. NK has exclusive use of 4 gates; D8, D11, D12, D14 There are 5 common-use gates, which includes all 4 FIS-capable gates. In addition, there are soon to be 3 domestic ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 56
Views: 7869

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

The reality is from my perspective, that there is a whole lot of upgauging that could happen before MSP ever gets too congested.

Btw, I love connecting in MSP. Other than the one-off extreme blizzard in the winter months, the hub operates like clock-work.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 56
Views: 7869

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

Wow, interesting. I never knew they were even exploring the option of a new greenfield airport back in the 1980s/90s.

I'm not terribly familiar with the geography of the Twin Cities, but is there a lot of opposition / concern in the adjacent areas to where MSP is today?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10683

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Call me a doubting Thomas I’m just highly skeptical that DL would do this add and fling RJs from DTW to ORH unless it’s to get something in return from MassPort at BOS. I mean they’ve been cutting DCI routes like LIT TUL and CAK from DTW and stuff like FNT and BMI from MSP and we think they may star...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Temporary MSN nonstops to SEA, BOS, LAX, and more...?
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: DL & UA nonstop MSN-BOS...?

No looking it up but going to guess it’s for Epic and a user/customer conference in MSN

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10683

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Ehh, this is completely unsubstansiated rumor at best and there is really no credible indication that the new service is DL. I'll go with the news conference for next week and for an announcement of new service but the title of this thread is pretty misleading based on the information provided. DL c...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13642

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

Hahahahaha. You could see this coming a mile away.

Legacy airlines tend to not like it when you throw lavish subsidies toward competitors.
DL has a track record of doing stuff like this, sometimes to prove a point.
Anyone remember DL and FL and ICT got it quite the spat over a decade ago.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The problem is much bigger than just that, the Chinese carriers are destroying yields in many of the big O&D markets to the US.
AA is terminating ORD-PEK and just today announced they are ending ORD-PVG and reducing frequency in ORD-NRT.

That shows how tough the competitive market over in ORD.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 595
Views: 80583

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Yeah based on the draw-down rate and new aircraft coming in, seems entirely plausible they could be gone after Summer 2020 peak schedule.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14543

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

Very possible that F9 could make a run at some new Florida routes at FNT.
With some of their dart-board type routes, like PWM-MCO seems right up their alley to try something at FNT.

WN bailed. Makes no sense for NK with their DTW operation.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14543

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

UA briefly flew FNT-EWR for less than a year daily on an ERJ in 2016-2017 and the load factor was terrible.
I believe they tried this after they pulled down service to CLE.

AA briefly flew FNT-LGA in about 2007 and NW in retaliation started FNT-LGA as well. Both flights performed terribly as well.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14543

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

It's interesting again this week as we see Delta giving up on the premium traffic in BMI and FNT by only giving these markes really access to the vacation markets of the south as it is no longer practical to fly DL east or west from these two markets. Premium traffic in FNT? That's as rare as virgi...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13143

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

The MD-88 fleet will all be parked in 2021-2022 at the latest. I'm actually surprised to hear they are going through with the GPS/ADS-B upgrades on the MD-88s but I'll for now believe what was posted above. It seems there is some very unique financial planning going on between the MD88 and MD90 flee...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14543

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

No one is really surprised to see DL cut FNT-MSP, the general consensus was that the minute WN pulled out of FNT (with FNT-MDW its last stand) that FNT-MSP was as good as gone. As has been pointed out, FNT rise to glory in the mid-90s/early 00s was entirely on spill traffic and promoting itself as M...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 720
Views: 105713

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

For an airline that prides itself on "operational reliability" there sure seem to be a lot of cancelations and lengthy delays on some of the high-profile international flights this summer. I don't know if its worse than other years, but it sure seems like others have said a lot of A330 and...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 720
Views: 105713

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

For an airline that prides itself on "operational reliability" there sure seem to be a lot of cancelations and lengthy delays on some of the high-profile international flights this summer. I don't know if its worse than other years, but it sure seems like others have said a lot of A330 and...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13157

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

What I take from the article is that once again the IAM is trying to reinsert themselves in DL. Whether the majority of employees in said workgroup want this remains to be seen. The rest of the article is quotes that are obviously bias toward the desired position of each side. Of course the IAM rep ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Random observations, tidbits, and thoughts from my travels this evening: - New pavement markings on the roadway from the north entrance from I-94 (I usually use the I-275 south entrance most of the time, unless I'm coming from downtown) - Long term parking in the McNamera garage recently increased f...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 2832

Re: Airports not announcing service

You guys are have are asking a lot, but lets be honest, twitter isn't exactly the best medium to drive conversion to sales.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 2832

Re: Airports not announcing service

Hey guys! What is the deal with airports not announcing Airlines service? For example, Elite Airways just announced KISP-KMLB and Frontier announced KISP-KFLL and Return of KISP-KRSW. As an airport, shouldnt ISP have spread the word on social media aswell as on all platforms? An airline is a busine...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I'm surprised that DTW-CAK didn't transition to OO pro-rate / at-risk, similar to the likes of ERI & SCE. Not sure how much of that is all the low fares and reverse leakage back to CLE, or that the majority of connecting flows from CAK can be flown more effectively on larger aircraft over ATL, b...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1567
Views: 91697

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In October, I see a 76W routing on DTW-SFO in addition to DTW-SEA.

Also, I think you mentioned before, that DTW-SJC was bumped up to a 739 instead of 738.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 95
Views: 13298

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

Regarding the discussion about DL ending DTW-CAK: DTW-CAK was a capacity-purchase / fixed-fee route, typically operated by OO CR2, prior to that 9E CR2 and going back further XJ SF3. It was not an at-risk route, although in theory has the hallmarks of potentially being one. There are a few other rou...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 30
Views: 6275

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

I’ve only paid high level attention to recent construction updates in SLC and I happen to be connecting through there again in a few weeks. I haven’t been there since 2015.

Did they have to close off any gates for construction yet or is it still status quo in the old terminal?

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