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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4235

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

The (almost) monopoly that Porter holds on YTZ has been under scrutiny for quite some time. Certainly since Westjet started operating the Q400 and requested YTZ slots. In any slots became available, I would be astounded if any went to Porter. AC has stated they would like to opererate YTZ-YOW and W...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4235

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

I don't believe getting slots into DCA is easy at all. To be exact AC (and affiliates) is the ONLY foreign carrier authorized to fly into that airport. So there is a lot more to it than getting awarded a slot there. What do you mean by “authorized?” Any Canadian carrier who asked could get the traf...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3516

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

KASE is different. That is due to terrain. Correct. KSAN is sort of similar to KASE. They run opposite direction operations when they need the precision approach to 9 due to low visibility (most commonly on winter mornings). It’s sort of a terrain issue insofar as the terrain makes 27 takeoffs much...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4235

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

I have found PD to be great for traveling to Northern Ontario (YAM in particular). As for growth, I would like to see PD add DTW, IND, and PHL. I would assume that those 3 markets would be larger than PIT in terms of route potential. As for service to YXU and YKF, those routes would ideally be serv...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

2018: 16M passengers. BNA advises 22,000 avg go thru security each day. 365 x 22,000 = 8,030,00 Departing Passengers/Yr. Double to get Arriving and you have 16M/Passengers. All O&D. Too bad BNA makes connecting passengers go thru TSA. LOL LOL The 22k is not a full year 2018 number, but don’t le...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The 1.66 million passengers through BNA in May represents a ~17% increase compared to May, 2018. There were 1.418 million who passed through BNA last year during May. The growth continues and hasn't seen a slowdown yet. Assuming the national economy doesn't tank I think it is safe to say BNA will h...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4235

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

I know that's definitely an issue with Americans, but Porter has a premium reputation at least in Canada, regardless of aircraft type. Perhaps they could do a bit of marketing work to extend that to the New York market. On the other hand, the AA operation to YYZ is clearly marginal anyway--likely m...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4235

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Could PD partner with AA to take over the latter's LGA operations to Toronto? It's a pretty limited offering as it is, and flying to YTZ might give them a bit of a niche in the market against the much larger AC and DL/WS operations. In fact, a broader partnership with AA probably makes some sense f...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4235

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Good to know that the next time I'm hanging out in Downtown Toronto, there will be more noisy turoprops for my audible pleasure. It would be great if PD offered services to London, or Kitchener using the new slots. It would allow many of us living west of Toronto another option to either commute to...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4235

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

PD after US Customs Preclearance Opens at YTZ: YTZ-LGA (move some flights from EWR), YTZ-DCA (move all flights from IAD) YTZ-JFK (maybe for B6 connections and not having to go through customs at JFK) Good luck getting slots at either LGA or DCA. As a new entrant, PD would have an advantage in any p...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College World Series charters
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: College World Series charters

MO11 wrote:
KCaviator wrote:

Never heard of Kaiser Air?


FBO at Oakland, now has authority to operate 737 charters.


They did some men’s basketball tournament charters. IINM they operate a non-wingletted 73G.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage vs Mobility Aids
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Luggage vs Mobility Aids

I'll give you that point on power chairs & scooters, but manual chairs are pretty solid. I've seen some really badly bent chairs though. Nicks & scratches I can see but when you start bending aluminum frames that takes some pretty heavy duty forces. I don’t know any manual chair that will s...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Am I wrong to ask: Would BNA have been better off just building a completely new terminal complex rather than sticking with the existing terminal and spending a billion on improvements? Not a silly question, but a new terminal would have been significantly more expensive. IND is probably the best a...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19877

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Will AA let them use their return segment since the first segment was not taken? Well the flight was cancelled, surely the rules don't apply then. I know, but they did not take the replacement flight. I’m not sure what AA’s CoC says, but I can tell you that in practice, when a cancellation happens ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

NK will use a stand alone island gate podium ticket counter like AC and LF are currently forced to use during construction. Who knows for sure and this could change before they start service in October. It does seem inconvenient for their employees to move bags via a cart to a belt behind the real ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

WN - 14 Gates (20 By Summer 2020) AA - 8 Gates (Down to 6 when new IAB is built) DL - 6 Gates (Down to 4 when new IAB is built) UA - 5 Gates AA and DL will be able to use the IAB gates when finished to make up for the lost gates right? That’s what’s unknown. Why wouldn’t they? Multiple internationa...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm slightly surprised to hear that WN's taking all of D. I had always thought that they'd have AA taking it, leaving all of C for WN. Though I guess this way AA doesn't have to move their operations. I hope that once WN has the gates, they'll finally make the big push to effectively make BNA their...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 31, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4416

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders. My kids don’t have cell phones and I like it that way. For multiple passengers, paper is tons easier. And when you have 4 or 8 boarding passes, jackets are actually helpful too. It was sil...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 31, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BNA become an official operating base for WN?
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

Re: Will BNA become an official operating base for WN?

While most of the major domestic destinations in the contiguous U.S. are already served nonstop from BNA on WN, there are still some more nonstop routes such as BNA-ALB, BNA-ABQ, BNA-CVG, BNA-GRR, BNA-GSP, BNA-BDL, BNA-IND, BNA-LIT, BNA-MEM, BNA-ONT, BNA-SNA, BNA-PDX, BNA-PVD, BNA-RIC, BNA-ROC, BNA...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 31, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BNA become an official operating base for WN?
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

Re: Will BNA become an official operating base for WN?

It's quite clear BNA is turning into their Southeast hub. You don't offer flights to ECP/PNS without a lot of connection. It will get a lot charger for WN. You don't add a route like BNA-ATL that is sure to loose a lot of money without the intention to build BNA to be much larger than what it is no...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second Tier Airports
Replies: 15
Views: 2509

Re: Second Tier Airports

But OAK, BUR, etc. are often priced higher than the first tier airports due in large part to less competition from the LCC. There are lots of DOT data around this topic - quarterly DOT Domestic Airline Consumer Airfare Reports show a calculated fare premium for major airports. The 4Q18 report showe...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 28, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, UA is often in 4th place at most small to medium sized airports and flies a ton of 50 seaters. At BNA in particular, they fly a ton of RJ’s the point about the CR7 on BNA-DFW, it certainly is odd that this repositioning issue all of a sudden came up at a time when traffic at BNA and on that ro...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 28, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The one advantage DL has is they have a premium cabin and lounges, while WN does not. DL also has the ability to launch TATL service, while WN does not. With the amount of money in the Nashville, particularly in Williamson County (one of the richest counties in the entire United States), business t...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1055
Views: 109514

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I have colleagues who are high volume AA and WN flyers (UA isn’t useful and not a preferred airline for my company given their weakness in the SE)....even they admit that DL’s product out of BNA is much more reliable than those 2, and that matters much more than being $50-$150 more expensive when y...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13439

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Actually, I did read the article, and I've also read the woman's POV as shes posted on this forum as well. What you DIDN'T read (or intentionally left out) was that I discussed a point/counter-point: i.e. the airline can only go so far before infringing on other customers' desires. If no one else w...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to eliminate oversize bag fees
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: American to eliminate oversize bag fees

So AA is trying to corner the high school marching band market. It's a pretty small subset of items, both in the musical instrument realm and in the sporting good realm. For musical istruments, tubas, sousaphones and maybe some marching euphoniums are the only items durable enough to be checked, un...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10828

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Personally, I have taken the PDX to OGG route on a 737. It took 3 days to recover from the flight, as those seats are not ideal for 5 hour plus flights. I really wished I had taken Hawaiian instead. That coach seat of the exact same size on an aircraft other than a 737 would have made such a huge d...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4833

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

Are we talking about heavies or widebodies? DL has shorter scheduled flights on the 753 pretty much daily. A 753 isn’t considered a “heavy.” We're getting off track, but IINM the FAA rescinded the reclassification of 757s that occurred ~2010. Of course, the MTOW of the 753 is well more than 255,000...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 24, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4833

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

Are we talking about heavies or widebodies? DL has shorter scheduled flights on the 753 pretty much daily.

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3713

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

So this is about the FAA cozy relationship with AA and WN..... I am still waiting for Americans and foreigners to hold the USA Congress feet to the fire, the FAA is a Federal body and their outsourcing had to have been approved by the politicians, why are they getting a walk? What outsourcing are y...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13439

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Its not directly related to this but agents have lost a lot of power to make decisions at the airport and concurrently pay and professionalization of agents has gone backwards for decades. And those two trends have made these sorts of scenarios more likely to happen. If you make agents powerless an...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 22, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AND UA load factor question
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: DL AND UA load factor question

I’m not sure if you are looking at nonstops or connecting itineraries, but on connections UA alters prices pretty dramatically depending on connection length. So if a given route happens to have a lot of 3+ hour connections, UA will seem really cheap.

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 21, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 842

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

Scarebus34 wrote:
Less than an hour to TPA and an hour to MCO.


Both AA and DL serve all sorts of small, not-very-isolated airports in Florida. Think DAB, GNV, MLB, and SRQ. The market dynamics differ in each place, of course, but isolation clearly isn’t required in that part of the world.

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Well-Connected Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Re: Most Well-Connected Airports

Confused by the thread title. Is this for US airports only? Your list shows only US airports. I don't know the data, but US airports will always be overrepresented in this type of list because the US has a well-developed regional network and most big US hubs have far fewer operational constraints t...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

The OGG schedule is pretty typical for longer mainland-OGG flights, actually. DFW/PHX/ORD-OGG all run on similar schedules as do lots of inland-HNL flights.

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 19, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6177

Re: TN issues with the 789..

I'm sure emergency care is fine in Tahiti, now if you need to spend months in a burn unit or something like that, then Paris seems appropriate. The comparison with Iceland is flawed, Iceland is a country, of course they won't evacuate people elsewhere. There are dozens of island nations in the worl...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5059

Re: WN and DFW

I imagine that - like their arrangement with UA at ORD - WN has a deal with somebody at DFW to handle any diversions. I don't know who that somebody is but others might. It's somewhat less of an issue at IAH and DFW than at ORD because HOU and DAL have more runway length than MDW. And at other airpo...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19888

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Precisely because they would rather sell that seat to a person taking an international itinerary xBNA via YYZ. The price you see is what it would take to make your bum in the seat worthwhile on that route on that day at that time. I've seen that defense of AC's transborder pricing before, and the m...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19888

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

WS understands that it won't, and likely doesn't need to, reach the same status as AC, but changing the premium game will help attract much more intra-Canadian business traffic. Your average business person appreciates traditional J much more than a Y+, and I think WS knows it needs to evolve into ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19888

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Why do you think that's the strategy, or the only strategy? If you're looking for ROIC in the U.S. market the leaders are Southwest, Spirit and Allegiant. Do you think Canada has the demos to support two nationwide premium carriers? I don't. Despite what the WS CEO has stated, I can’t see Onex just...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 11, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13782

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I’m sure Kauai and Lanai won’t be be far behind either. FLY Maybe one flight a year...... I don’t even think a 737 can land and takeoff from lanai The runway length is 5,001 feet at virtually sea level, similar to SNA which has EWR-SNA on a 737. And while I agree that the demand is going to be quit...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 11, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7254

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Is this the DTW fanboy club or the WS/DL JV discussion? I have lived in three of the four Western provinces and I have no clue where this idea that "now DTW will have service everywhere in Canada" comes from. I love the DTW airport but it simply won't be connected in any meaningful way to...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10320

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

The USA on the other hand has a whole lot of hub airports, so airlines got a lot of options to choose from. They can choose one or multiple airports as their hubs. They can relatively easy set up new hubs or dehub existing hubs as it all stays within the country. That's the benefit of a large count...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7254

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Does the WS YYC-AUS feed into the DL network? I was surprised to see the addition, even twice weekly seasonal. Why were you surprised? YYC-AUS was one of the largest unserved US routes from YYC, and AUS to Canada demand has been relatively untapped relative to the size of the market from AUS to Can...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7254

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

DTW is the only DL hub not connected to YYC's WS hub. DL serves many destinations from DTW which WS pax can benefit from, not all traffic will go to only DTW, think of the connection opportunities. Name me all the transborder destinations served thru DTW and not MSP where there are thousands of YYC...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7254

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Any more unserved YYC routes that WS could add similar to AUS & BNA? Why were you surprised? YYC-AUS was one of the largest unserved US routes from YYC, and AUS to Canada demand has been relatively untapped relative to the size of the market from AUS to Canada. Yup, and it doesn't really need a...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7254

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Does the WS YYC-AUS feed into the DL network? I was surprised to see the addition, even twice weekly seasonal. Why were you surprised? YYC-AUS was one of the largest unserved US routes from YYC, and AUS to Canada demand has been relatively untapped relative to the size of the market from AUS to Can...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7254

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

YYZ-RDU? Eh. I don't see DL flyers excited about Q400 service. They seem to do okay (not great) with Encore in BNA. I'm not sure why RDU would be any different. The problem for transborder Encore expansion at YYZ is gates. They are very limited on transborder regional gates. I feel like I saw somet...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Delta's first and original 747-132 now a waterpark
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Re: *Video Only* Delta's first and original 747-132 now a waterpark

This is the best trip report I've watched in a while. Even though it's not a plane trip, thanks so much for sharing it here.

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