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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/18/2020:FALL FALLING;AA/AS/DL Cuts;AC Drops SNAYVR;UA Adds LGA-Florida,SAL-IAD/LAX,DENCYS,IADPQI,IAHTLH
Replies: 65
Views: 13017

Re: OAG Changes 8/18/2020:FALL FALLING;AA/AS/DL Cuts;AC Drops SNAYVR;UA Adds LGA-Florida,SAL-IAD/LAX,DENCYS,IADPQI,IAHTL

The airlines are betting on FL because right now that's where the demand is. Airlines need cashflow more than profits in the short term and filling planes to the gills, even with low yield leisure is one way to bring in the cash. Now there's going to be some that feel this is totally irresponsible ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99014

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I believe AA will be moving into the now old Southwest counter. Which is also where AA had their counter during the hub days. The plan is to split the ticketing hall and current security lanes into two while the new lobby is constructed. The interactive terminal map that is down on flynashville.com...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

I wonder if other airlines will also threaten. NYT says 30 airports. Wouldn't surprise me one bit, especially for airlines that wanted to drop airports but had to keep them because of CARES funding. All three airlines that serve ORH wanted out but Delta had to keep serving it. I doubt Delta is real...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

SWA has simply taken a more practical yet responsible route, typical of their independent thinking. The absolute hard core position that other airlines have taken puts them in the enforcement business, and recent history shows that’s a huge problem too. How about the people that are ok with it fly,...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;
Replies: 75
Views: 16969

Re: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;

Didn’t AC first serve AUS briefly at the end of the tech boom in 2000? Yes, AC tried AUS-YUL. It didn’t last very long. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk It was AUS-YYZ. I’m pretty sure it was on a D9S. YUL has never had service to AUS...but pre-COVID, I bet they were getting close. YUL was on a rea...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 35204

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

There's a big difference between last year and 12 years ago. There's an even bigger difference between not even finding the runway (and trying to land anyway) and starting on the runway and being blasted by a huge crosswind. It's clear you haven't read the accident reports and/or data. Go ahead, it...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 35204

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

I hope UAL reviewed C5's record on safety, too. Do you remember what Smisek said to Congress about the Colgan Q400 tragedy? I've been on EV flights, but never C5. Last year's C5 accident in Maine didn't make any more confident in C5: https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4c4f9a68&opt=0 I’m confuse...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11350

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Sign me up. I’m generally firmly in the Caribbean beach vacation camp, but I expect there’s going to be a period in 2021 - and maybe longer than just in 2021 - where Hawaii is going to be a lot safer from a COVID perspective than some of the Caribbean “usual suspects.” Which "usual" suspe...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the PIT hub have been saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Could the PIT hub have been saved?

Those massive resources led to massive per passenger costs at PIT. It's a smaller O&D market. That in itself isn't a deal breaker. But CLT and SLC are also small O&D markets with much more cost effective airports. I want to say that PIT had a PPE of around $25, while CLT was around $5. Huge...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11350

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Hawaii (Oahu more specifically) is currently experiencing a surge in numbers due to community spread. Every time the numbers go up the people blame the visitors for ignoring quarantine. While violators have been a problem since the beginning, the virus is starting to run wild because people have be...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11350

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Sign me up. I’m generally firmly in the Caribbean beach vacation camp, but I expect there’s going to be a period in 2021 - and maybe longer than just in 2021 - where Hawaii is going to be a lot safer from a COVID perspective than some of the Caribbean “usual suspects.” Hawaii has done just about th...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 35204

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

This was strictly a business decision. Right now, UAL is doing everything they can to cut their "daily cash burn." The decision had nothing to do with reliability, performance or who was the better choice to run an operation. I'm sure that UAL knows they will have to take some hits on per...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11350

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Would anyone here consider a Hawaiian vacation in the near future? Sign me up. I’m generally firmly in the Caribbean beach vacation camp, but I expect there’s going to be a period in 2021 - and maybe longer than just in 2021 - where Hawaii is going to be a lot safer from a COVID perspective than so...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 14960

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

Interesting that airlines managed to retire 65% of the world’s passenger 757 fleet before they found a replacement. Remember that in the States, the 752 did a ton of “trunk route” flying that neither needed nor took advantage of its capabilities except insofar as the climbouts were fun. The 739 or ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 35204

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

[/color] Not to turn this into a political discusssion, but back in the past airline downturns the Federal Bankruptcy Court System was mostly manned with labor-friendly justices. During the past four years the Trump Administration has been packing these federal courts with corporate-friendly justic...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airways DBA US Airways Express
Replies: 8
Views: 2240

Re: US airways DBA US Airways Express

Adding to USPIT10L, whose memory is consistent with mine, the aircraft flew a lot of shorter, thicker routes out of PIT toward the end of the hub (ATL, ORD, etc.) and longer thinner routes from PHL (particularly IAH and DFW). MDA did very little CLT flying because PSA CR7s handled its 70-seater need...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 14960

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

the fact that it took up till 2019 (with the 321XLR launch) for airlines to find a replacement. Interesting that airlines managed to retire 65% of the world’s passenger 757 fleet before they found a replacement. Remember that in the States, the 752 did a ton of “trunk route” flying that neither nee...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 35204

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Good point about the mainline-owned regionals. I remember Delta's evisceration of Comair and AA slashing American Eagle to bits (Envoy being the surviving portion). If I were working for Horizon Air and this "Hunger Games" trend pitting regionals against each other catches fire, I'd be ne...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20964

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

**DL ATL-TGU SEP 1.0>0[1.0] OCT 1.0>0[1.0] NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 0.9>0[1.0] FEB 1.1>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] APR 1.0>0[1.0] Now this one is actually surprising. The only carriers serving the Honduran capital will be AA and UA? Perhaps this could be an opportunity for NK or even B6 to add T...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5320

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

It’s pretty encompassing to talk for all pilots and all controllers and in an authoritative tone. A controller who asks what weather you need may not be offering to change the report. He could just be curious or he could be planning for when he can get you in or takeoff. Back in the early 1990s I w...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2202

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

Why do people act as if coughing out into the air is the only way the virus spreads? You are literally rubbing shoulders with people who have been told to cough into their arms... I’m not aware of any evidence of significant spread from surfaces; that’s quite a lot different from what the conventio...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99014

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I took a day trip to MDW yesterday (loads were ~40 people on the way up and 17 on the way back) and used D on both ends. It’s very pleasant inside and will be even better once the south checkpoint opens. The ramp is a mess. Our taxi in to D5 featured lengthy sits in the penalty box, abeam C19, and a...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2202

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

Once the packs are on, nobody is going to get COVID on a plane even with fairly dense seating configurations and high loads. (appologies for crudeness of the first part) If the hepa packs etc are so great, how come when someone -er ahem - "passes gas" it can be "detected" rows a...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2202

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

It's nonsense. Stuffing several hundred people into an economy class cabin won't be made any safer because of masks. It's a theater meant to make people feel safe, no different from airport security. It is conveniently also a money grab for airports and airport vendors. Actually keeping distance to...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25530

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

As of this moment, 1049 UTC 25/07/20, there's two Qatar aircraft, QR417 an A359 BEY-DOH and QR316, an A320 AYT-DOH, that have just overflown Syria very close to al Tanf. By my estimate it looks as if both aircraft flew about 5-7nm north/east of al Tanf, and the closest Mahan Air got to al Tanf was ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5320

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

Agreed, but if an airline can get the official weather changed from inaccurate to accurate, that doesn’t seem to me to hurt safety at all. Am I missing something? What you are missing is that the official the airline called was not at the field and had no idea what the actual conditions were, but h...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5320

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

I am going to raise the BS flag on this whole story. I have worked in aviation for over 15 years and no airline I have worked for or have seen up close would ever rely on a city field condition report for the purpose of determining takeoff data. At most Airlines, the captain has the final say on wh...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Former Delta 717 West Coast Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Former Delta 717 West Coast Routes

They’ve also done SLC-LAX at times, frequently not as a turn either place and sometimes not both ways in the same schedule.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6932

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

Tell that to Australia, NZ, and Thailand.... Oh wait, they are mostly done and consumer confidence is being restored Mostly done? Done with what? The virus. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52961539 Hawaii is trying to reach the same goal and only has about 30 cases right now You’ve lost me. You...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24538

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

Flown Delta to Edmonton many times. That will be a big hole in the network if permanent. YEG joins YOW and YXE into the “suspended indefinitely” category. I wonder how long before YHZ, YQB and YEG follow suit. I wonder if the latter survives with 70 years of DL/NW history in Winnipeg? When Delta jo...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24538

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

Thanks as always, Enilria! These seem kind of ominous because these cuts are coming only a few weeks out -- not a good sign. Spirit has appeared to be as stable, confident and bullish as anyone can be in the current environment. Mixed among the cuts there are roughly five dozen city pairs essential...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24538

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

There was a time when *ALL* HVN and ITH had from US were Dash 8's to PHL. I agree with your confusion on those two plus AVP...sort of punts a lot of Europe traffic from those cities (but how much was there?) and makes any NE connecting much less desirable (ITH to HVN, for example, just got at least...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24538

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

15 departures moved out of PHL. I wonder what the logic is? Congestion is no longer an issue. **AA ABE-CLT OCT 3>4[3] NOV 3>4[3] DEC 3>4[3] JAN 3>4[3] FEB 3>4[3] MAR 3>4[3] APR 3>4[3] MAY 3>4[2] **AA ABE-PHL SEP 3>0[3] OCT 4>0[3] NOV 4>0[3] DEC 4>0[3] JAN 4>0[3] FEB 4>0[3] MAR 4>0[3] APR 4>0[3] MAY...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 70
Views: 16809

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

From CNBC website - The Trump administration released the names of the businesses that received some of the biggest federal loans for small businesses. The loans are meant to help companies weather the impact of Covid-19. Korean Air’s local office received $5 million to $10 million, according to go...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Alaska and Hawaii ICAO airport codes different from those in the contintental U.S.?
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

Re: Why are Alaska and Hawaii ICAO airport codes different from those in the contintental U.S.?

The ICAO system was devised before either were states and both were assigned to the PAC ICAO region. Indeed, the very first proposal was [national identification][specific airport], each of two letters. . . . which is pretty much how it works on most of the world, whether it's SC for Chile, RJ for ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 68030

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Invitation sent to all B6 LGB workgroups for a meeting tomorrow. Ominous feelings as the previous meetings with little notice were full of bad news. Probably the inevitable that we knew had to eventually happen. Very sad. However, I fly less and less from LGB as the cities I go to have direct fligh...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 752
Views: 84373

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The Governor of Florida is being put under pressure to follow Miami Dade/Broward and I think he's going to be forced to impose the lockdown statewide. I give it to the end of this week. Also, SE along with Disney are the biggest destinations in summer time and take away traffic to FLL, MIA, and MCO...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3526

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

What about WAW? Or is the market so small that only LOT can cater towards it (Poland joined the US VISA Waiver Program recently). WAW is the rare Eastern European city that has a local carrier with successful TATL service. The fundamental problem with Poland for US carriers is that the demand is ve...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

You have to check the operations of busy Japanese domestic terminals. Basically separated into JAL and ANA gates. For both airlines, when the plane lands, the gate is still occupied by another flight, but just in time when it almost arrives the terminal, the previous flight is being pushed back so ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

Is there a certain reason, why in the US gates are used like that and what's the big advantage of that? Yes. It incentivizes investment in the facilities by the carriers that use them. But I think the disparity between the US and the rest of the world has more to do with utilization than with anyth...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

Is there a certain reason, why in the US gates are used like that and what's the big advantage of that? Yes. It incentivizes investment in the facilities by the carriers that use them. But I think the disparity between the US and the rest of the world has more to do with utilization than with anyth...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 3620

Re: ZERO EV Flights right now.

Expressjet never really lost any flying before the merger. After the UA/CO merger Expressjet and ASA merged, which didn't go so well as the ASA operation was becoming a bit of a mess and the two cultures did not mesh well. At the same time, CO management both got scope relief from the new combined ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16473

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

But ultimately, I'm not going to fly BNA-ATL-DFW to get a couple of legs on PTV-equipped aircraft when AA can get me there on a nonstop, nor would I wait around the airport a couple of hours to get a PTV-equipped aircraft. Oh I don't think Delta having PTVs vs AA not has a meaningful impact in capt...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16473

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Here’s the fundamental problem with seatback IFE: my kids love it. I don’t care. So it’s a differentiator for leisure passengers but not those of us who pay the bills. Well, for the passengers paying the bills, seatback IFE isn't the differentiator on its own. But it does contribute to the holistic...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16473

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Here’s the fundamental problem with seatback IFE: my kids love it. I don’t care. So it’s a differentiator for leisure passengers but not those of us who pay the bills.

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings
Replies: 14
Views: 4580

Re: DL Partially Resumes Full in-Flight Services

Does Delta know if the Sweetwater 420 is marijuana infused? That doesn't sound very intelligent, whether it is or not. The support of marijuana by Delta would be egregious at best. And with this product they are doing just that. That's a bit misleading as well. I would also argue that the majority ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

More often than not, this happens for me at DCA - it's not worth it if your flight lands early as you'll always have to wait for a gate to open. This can be more of an issue at medium-sized airports than at large ones because there’s less supply. I had an hour wait at OGG not too long ago because t...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?

In UA's case, it's because their African partners fly (or flew, pre-virus) to the US themselves: ET had 5 US destinations, MS and South African two each. Coupled with the connections to Africa offered by those two (plus LH and TK), UA covered the continent that way. And they do codeshare with ET, M...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: American to use all seating July 1

They blocked middle seats? I flew a few weeks ago LGA-CLT-FLL and on both flights people were placed in the middle seats. AFAIK, “blocked middle seats” is actually a capacity cap. And with the traveler mix skewing heavily leisure (bigger groups), in practice it is mostly whole rows for solo travele...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?

Destinations DL- Johannesburg, Accra, Lagos, Dakar, Cape Town (future) with formerly serving Cairo and thought about Luanda and Nairobi. UA- Quit Lagos/Accra in 2014, only seasonal Cape Town flight now AA- Casblanca in 2021. Why? Don't those two have African Airlines they can codeshare with? For ex...

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