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by cofannyc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Code Sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Questions about Code Sharing?

Well... using the example above - BA 572 LHR to MXP is carries the AA codeshare AA6583. If you go to AA.com and search for a flight LHR to MXP using carrier AA, nothing comes up - the standalone AA code flight is not bookable: https://checkout.na0.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=1488&c=TSTD...

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by cofannyc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Code Sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Questions about Code Sharing?

It is also going to be specific to the combination of carriers involved and the options the marketing carrier has (plus the rules for the fare you are pricing). For example, B6 allows a standalone booking on the EK BOS-DXB flight using the B6 code. This makes sense because B6 doesn't cross the Atlan...

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by cofannyc
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

I just did one of the Vegas redeyes this week. LAS-IAH on UA. Departs LAS at 1:00, arrived in Houston at 5:22 with less than 2.5 hours in the air.

Tons of these kinds of flights out there around the world.

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by cofannyc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?

The leading cause would be the same reason AA doesn't have non-stop service in the market: TPA - LAX is 2,158 mi TPA - IAH - LAX is 2,166 mi or 8 mi longer than the non-stop TPA - DFW - LAX is 2,164 mi or 6 mi longer than the non-stop Combine that with: (1) the flight being very long thus tying up a...

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by cofannyc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good cities for a start up airline in 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Good cities for a start up airline in 2019

KONT is a little too much in a corner of the US for a hub, real or not. So you’re telling me that an airport in the area of the second most populated city in the US is just a corner of the US? He's means it's quite literally in a corner. So it makes a bad domestic connecting hub because it adds unn...

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by cofannyc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One day return international flight from TPA ?
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: One day return international flight from TPA ?

GCM doesn't work. Because it's Cayman Airways operating the flight the flight operates as GCM-TPA-GCM so in order to do a TPA-GCM-TPA round-trip, you would have to overnight at GCM. Silver (3M) flies TPA-NAS-TPA...but it looks like the turnaround time in NAS is too short. WN flies TPA-HAV-TPA with a...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 757 routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Top 10 757 routes

Looks like they just listed DFW-KEF and DUB-MSP... Love that they edit the article as criticism pops up on this site, but don't bother to credit anyone who corrected their article. Absolute garbage. The article was updated on July 16 at 1:11 p.m ET to correct an error on the displayed units of meas...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 757 routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Top 10 757 routes

EWR-NCE on B0 is still running and on the 757. It is 4,007 miles and thus they missed the longest flight. DUB-MSP on EI is on the 757 at 3,735 miles and they missed that too. And EWR-ORY is not completely neo on B0...there are still 757 flights in the next few months until the retirement of the airc...

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by cofannyc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malindo & Emirates interline?
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Malindo & Emirates interline?

But according to their website, they only interlined with NH, TK, QR, EY & WY https://www.malindoair.com/news-events/2017/08/21/MALINDO-AIR-AND-ANA-FIRMED-NEW-INTERLINE-PARTNERSHIP It may be out of date or it may be the only carriers they WILL interline to, but they certainly have the ability t...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malindo & Emirates interline?
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Malindo & Emirates interline?

Malindo CAN check bags through to EK. They have an interline baggage agreement. There's never a guarantee that they WILL, but they CAN.

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by cofannyc
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?
Replies: 24
Views: 1791

Re: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?

It's well known that Piedmont has an airframe shortage and has since the transition to the ERJ. Piedmont doesn't fly a route with a load factor less than 95% regardless of any agreement. With the exception of Lubbock and Tyler, nobody cares about those tiny towns in Texas. I fly with Piedmont quite...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?
Replies: 24
Views: 1791

Re: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?

The load factors on DFW-ABI are well above the Envoy system average (both for all aircraft and for the ERJs specifically) so you can't possibly call them subpar loads. SJT does have a marginally higher year-round load factor at 82.23%, but with a lot more variability across the year compared to ABI....

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by cofannyc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?
Replies: 24
Views: 1791

Re: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?

Okay so...you've determined that there is no demand on DFW-ABI as a result of 2 empty flights that you were on. Then, from that very limited sample, you have also concluded that American Eagle doesn't know what it's doing and needs to shrink. I hate to ruin this logic with numbers...but there are a ...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4162

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest: IAH-AKL on NZ29 (B777W) - 14:52
Shortest: HYA-ACK on Cape Air (Cessna 402) - 00:07

You could do 127 of my shortest flight in the time of my longest flight...

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by cofannyc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cannot book ORD -> Midway
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Cannot book ORD -> Midway

Spot on, by RyanairGuru. Same reason you can't search JFK-LGA or LHR-LGW and expect to get results. I suppose you could book it by booking a round trip CHI-MSP and selecting different Chicago airports for the outbound and the return. You could then just tell everyone you booked ORD-MDW if that's imp...

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by cofannyc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So about the CRJ550's........
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: So about the CRJ550's........

RJNUT wrote:
cofannyc wrote:
It's a CRJ700 with 10 first class, 20 economy plus, and 29 economy seats. Plus 4 large closets for rollaboard suitcases that usually have to go in the hold. It is not an all business class plane.

Probably just a typo isn't it just 20 economy seats?


Yes indeed...fat fingers :)

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by cofannyc
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Group Ticket Policy (team travel)
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Group Ticket Policy (team travel)

Alright so I have worked in Revenue Management in a few airlines and had control over group pricing and group policies so here's some thoughts: 1. Have there been any aircraft size changes? Many carriers use % of total aircraft capacity to cap the # of group seats sold on any one flight so if DL had...

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by cofannyc
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So about the CRJ550's........
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: So about the CRJ550's........

It's a CRJ700 with 10 first class, 20 economy plus, and 29 economy seats. Plus 4 large closets for rollaboard suitcases that usually have to go in the hold. It is not an all business class plane.

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by cofannyc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 2012

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

I am an Emiartes gold member and I have never faced this issue. If you have an additional luggage , you pay the luggage and if you have excess Kg then you pay the excess. Again, my issue is not that,my issue us that never in my life with all the airlines I have travelled from all over the world , I...

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by cofannyc
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 5931

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

According to T-100 data (which goes back to 1990), CO operated IAH-JFK from Sep 2000 to Sep 2008 and CLE-JFK from Jul 2006 to Sep 2008.

I only searched on the CO code so potentially there was other CO marketed, other carrier operated service, but I haven't done a deep dive into the T-100 data to see.

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by cofannyc
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4089

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

IAH still sees the BA744 and the LH748

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by cofannyc
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 7169

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

A little off topic but what is the driver behind staffing CBP agents at many of the small secondary and tertiary airports in the US like FWA, GRB and SBN when the staff and financial resources maintaining such services could be allocated elsewhere? I’m sure many of us have US CBP “horror stories” a...

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by cofannyc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14413

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

American calls the pit stop for AA1161 BOS-LAX in MSP a "Redirection" rather than a diversion. That is a foolish conceit on AA's part. From Merriam-Webster : Definition of diversion 1 : the act or an instance of diverting or straying from a course, activity, or use : DEVIATION Bad weather...

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by cofannyc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus a380 routes
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Airbus a380 routes

From OAG for the month of February: Air France: ABJ-CDG - Flights in Feb: 30 CDG-JFK - Flights in Feb: 28 CDG-JNB - Flights in Feb: 56 CDG-LAX - Flights in Feb: 56 CDG-MEX - Flights in Feb: 48 CDG-MIA - Flights in Feb: 50 CDG-PVG - Flights in Feb: 56 British Airways: HKG-LHR - Flights in Feb: 48 IAD...

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by cofannyc
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 1997

Re: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?

* Don't feel like you have to eat just because things are free. I spend a lot of time in lounges and on planes, but never feel a compulsion to eat everything and drink everything just because it's included in my ticket price The last one really resonates with me. If I get upgraded to first class I ...

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by cofannyc
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 1997

Re: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?

A couple of things that I do when traveling that has allowed me to keep losing weight through 2018 and into 2019 even though travel was quite high: * Wake up in the morning to get some sort of physical exercise in (I would normally work out at night, but too easy to make excuses after a day of work)...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most MD80 ops
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: Airports with the most MD80 ops

Since AA is moving to retire the MD80 fleet over the course of the year, I pulled the top airports for December 2019 to see what the picture looks like at year end:

ATL - Atlanta, GA, USA
THR - Tehran, IRN
MHD - Mashhad, IRN
MEM - Memphis, TN, USA
CCS - Caracas, VEN

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by cofannyc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3415

Re: Delta flight number question

EvanWSFO wrote:
I've always been curious if the U.S. ever gets to a point that we would see five-digit flight numbers. Using the out and back method makes sense yet I'll guess it may confuse infrequent flyers.


There's a lot of underlying technology that cannot support 5 digit flight numbers.

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by cofannyc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to get good connecting fares to BQN?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Is it possible to get good connecting fares to BQN?

What's the origin? JetBlue has plenty of good connections via JFK, FLL, and MCO. For example, from BOS, I see northbound and southbound options on JetBlue via JFK with 2 hour connections that aren't significantly more expensive than longer connection options.

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by cofannyc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to get good connecting fares to BQN?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Is it possible to get good connecting fares to BQN?

What's the origin? JetBlue has plenty of good connections via JFK, FLL, and MCO. For example, from BOS, I see northbound and southbound options on JetBlue via JFK with 2 hour connections that aren't significantly more expensive than longer connection options.

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by cofannyc
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3802

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

It's probably some external IT companies that do the work anyway (IIRC CX had outsource their IT department). And you can bet that somebody will get canned. The filing itself also would have been created by CX and potentially filed by an outsourced vendor (a lot of airlines use TCS in Mumbai) and t...

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by cofannyc
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3802

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

Kudos for CX for honouring the fares... ...but sucks to be the one who loaded the fares up. Fired, most definitely. Definitely not. I ran an airline pricing team for 5 years and mistakes happen. Its a learning moment and a chance to review processes and safeguards. Unless it was done maliciously, n...

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by cofannyc
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why don't airlines make use of the strategic location of EIN?
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

Re: Why don't airlines make use of the strategic location of EIN?

Being in the centre of the AMS-BRU-DUS triangle makes it the exact opposite of a strategic location given the size and depth of service of the other airports. People in the middle have 3 airports for travel to on periphery (and clearly they already do) and no one is going to stop serving AMS/BRU/DUS...

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by cofannyc
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 4047

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

HVN is only served by AA (previously on Dash 8s, now on the CR2) and uses the ground boarding gates. There is an upper level jet bridge, which I think was an overly ambitious bit of construction.

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by cofannyc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recycled PNRs
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Re: Recycled PNRs

oh originally I through the PNRs last for more then one year as technically you can have a reservation as far as 36X days in advance. Having PNRs recycling every 3-6 months may cause trouble to operation (i.e. more then one booking using the same PNR) . A PNR that contains a ticket that still holds...

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by cofannyc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pricing on codeshare flights
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: Pricing on codeshare flights

Joint ventures are revenue neutral not codeshares. When CA sells on LX, they will pay LX whatever rate they agreed to and CA will keep anything above that. What is happening here is that CA likely files one set of fares on ZRH-PEK for both CA operated and LX operated flights. Right now, the flights ...

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by cofannyc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a third party misspells name: how to handle
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: When a third party misspells name: how to handle

I will still have a problem earning miles when the name doesn’t match my frequent flyer membership. Really? 'Cause that's done by name, not number... I can see name matching after the number is matched, but matching solely on name would be ridiculous. John Smiths (or whatever) everywhere would be s...

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by cofannyc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Birthday trip to The Ice Hotel - Swedish Lapland
Replies: 3
Views: 3501

Re: Birthday trip to The Ice Hotel - Swedish Lapland

What a cool trip!

newbief1yer wrote:
Salute to Norwegian for still providing free Wi-Fi when no other airline i know off do it.


JetBlue does and it works quite well for me.

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by cofannyc
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and VS on same ticket with good price
Replies: 17
Views: 2038

Re: BA and VS on same ticket with good price

I can assure you that BA's WAW flights are at T5. Amadeus shows MCT of 130 minutes: DMBA/LHR5-3/VS/30NOV18 LHR BA TO VS LHR-LHR FROM - TO D/D D/I I/D I/I CC FLTN-FLTR ORGN EQPTM-CC FLTN-FLTR DEST EQPTM HMM HMM HMM HMM BA 5- 3 130 130 130 130 BA 5-VS 3 --- 130 --- 130 CK ALSO STANDARD CONNECTING TIM...

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by cofannyc
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and VS on same ticket with good price
Replies: 17
Views: 2038

Re: BA and VS on same ticket with good price

BA and VS have been providing transfer passengers to each other at LHR for many years as it makes business sense for both. There's only 90 minutes to transfer from T5 to T3: I don't understand why this availability is shown in the GDS (BA847 --> VS001) as the MCT is 130 minutes. The BA to VS int-to...

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by cofannyc
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and VS on same ticket with good price
Replies: 17
Views: 2038

Re: BA and VS on same ticket with good price

This is something like Kiwi.com would offer, they mix and match everything together making use of self-transfers. As long as two airlines use the same airport, they connect them to each other. They don't care about interline agreements or anything like that. Of course this would mean that you have ...

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by cofannyc
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you prepare for a flight ??
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Re: How do you prepare for a flight ??

I pack a bag and go to the airport. A bit tongue in cheek, but the reality is 95% of my travel is for work so I see it as essentially commuting not something that I particularly enjoy. On a short flight, I'm working on the plane. On a long flight, I'm getting as much sleep as possible to hit the gro...

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by cofannyc
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines have a "Black Friday" sale?
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Should airlines have a "Black Friday" sale?

No. Airlines like to have sales when they can expect bookings to be strong and people to have a desire to book travel. Bookings always drop around holidays because people are not thinking about their next holidays and the noise created by all of the other sales in retail and ecommerce would drown ou...

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by cofannyc
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: High frequency ULCC routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Re: High frequency ULCC routes

FR has 318 (directional) routes or 159 city pairs that operate at a higher frequency than 7x per week.

The ones that operate at 35x+ per week (5x daily) are:
DUB-LGW: 56 per week
DUB-STN: 53 per week
CTA-FCO: 42 per week
BHX-DUB: 39 per week
DUB-MAN: 39 per week
FCO-PMO: 35 per week

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by cofannyc
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: High frequency ULCC routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Re: High frequency ULCC routes

NK has 114 routes in November 2018 that run more than once a day. I won't post them all, but this will give you an idea of what kinds of routes they are: ACY-FLL/MCO/RSW BOS-BWI/FLL/MCO/RSW DTW-ATL/FLL/LAS/LGA/MCO/RSW/TPA F9 has far fewer multi-frequency routes. They have 47 routes that run with mor...

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by cofannyc
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there always LESS people going back from Orlando?
Replies: 12
Views: 1459

Re: Why are there always LESS people going back from Orlando?

Well, let's use data! US DOT T-100 load factors for the year ending July 2018 by carrier by inbound to MCO/outbound from MCO: AA In: 88.97% AA Out: 89.19% B6 In: 86.24% B6 Out: 85.25% DL In: 89.21% DL Out: 87.98% NK In: 86.06% NK Out: 85.13% UA In: 91.69% UA Out: 91.52% WN In: 88.06% WN Out: 87.91% ...

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by cofannyc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Weekly OAG Thread? Europe?
Replies: 7
Views: 2438

Re: New Weekly OAG Thread? Europe?

I think the file extraction and manipulation could be huge, given the number of routes, airlines etc. But given the information that comes out of the US version, I think many would enjoy a European version to see what's going on there. I know i would.. Yeah I think there's definitely a data issue i...

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by cofannyc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Weekly OAG Thread? Europe?
Replies: 7
Views: 2438

New Weekly OAG Thread? Europe?

Hi all, Like many of you, I have been enjoying enilria's Weekly OAG Thread. I was thinking of creating a version for another region and wanted to see if people would be interested. It will take me a little bit of time to get up to speed so I was thinking about rolling out a European version like thi...

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by cofannyc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8043

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

Are we forgetting AF, KL, BA, IB, SK, AY, EI, TP, FR, U2, W6, and DY among others?

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by cofannyc
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most important routes for different airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 6624

Re: The most important routes for different airlines

Except there are routes that airlines definitely treat differently compare to others, and consider “more important”. Take JL for example. On their domestic flights, HND-ITM is the only route which they operate domestic First Class on all their flights. HND-CTS and HND-FUK also has large majority (w...

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