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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33657

Re: WN to close EWR

Even more so that UA was leasing the slots to WN if I recall? They didn't require relinquishment just allowing another DOJ 'preferred' airline to be able to have at it. WN has always had trouble with fortress hubs, but that's not surprising when the top carriers already had a long following and con...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1046
Views: 108534

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33657

Re: WN to close EWR

United is almost finished turning EWR into a fortress hub. WN has always had issues competing in the fortresses, and given WN’s much higher employee costs, recent NJ laws have no doubt increased that, as well. Without the scale the Max offered, I can see a good reason to leave. It's been a fortress...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13720

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Nope not a pilot and stick to the topic. Amazing how many of you think it’s ok for AA to violate the law. It’s amazing to think how many people here are ok with violating the law, as long as they’re screwing a unionized labor force Ehh. Maybe there are legitimate violations. Maybe there aren’t. It’...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11577

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

There is also another rumour not long ago said BA wants to consolidate all US departure into T5 satellite T5B. Well, T5B has 15 contact wide body gates and 2 remote gates, which can be turned into contact gates if BAA is to invest on it. It is certainly do-able for BA to absorb AA's 21 daily depart...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33657

Re: WN to close EWR

One factor that nobody has mentioned They got 6 LGA slots from AS this year. Four have already been delivered Two come in Dec off a lease from B6. That is a pretty substantial increase in capacity for southwest at LaGuardia year-over-year They must feel it is enough Exactly. Since WN isn’t a huge p...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33657

Re: WN to close EWR

In sp, Correct. As evidenced by: ""The financial results at Newark have been below expectations, despite the efforts of our excellent Team at Newark," the statement from CEO and Chairman of the Board Gary Kelly said." well? What did he expect? For WN to go there and everybody wo...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33657

Re: WN to close EWR

Glad to see Southwest focusing on profits and not being ashamed of closing a station. Business is business and their results reflect that. They will still serve the NYC metro area at La Guardia, where they have 30+ flights a day. Maybe there’s something in the works to gain a few extra slots? It's ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 59
Views: 10520

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

Perhaps they're looking at moving one or both of those services to AF 332 or 789 service, allowing the DL 763s to be used on other routes. I agree it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense for KL or AF to fly to SJC. Looking at DL's other JVs, I think a KE SJC-ICN service could be a good fit, both due ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United - connect in IAH, DEN, or ORD?
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: United - connect in IAH, DEN, or ORD?

Hi all, I'm looking at flying from YYZ to LAX later this year and UA is by far the cheapest option. For the trip to LAX, the flight I'm leaning towards includes a 1hr 6min connection in SFO. However, on the return, there are 3 different connecting options that come out to around the same price: a 1...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Almost every flight out of PQI on KS had multiple cancer patients going to BOS for treatment. These people couldn’t drive 7 hours each way several times a month for this. You ignore the fact that PQI is more isolated than virtually every EAS city east of the Mississippi and even a decent number (so...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Do you know how many medivacs there would be to get people into the cities for cancer treatment and things if it wasn’t for EAS. Huh? Virtually all EAS cities are within reasonable driving distance of a larger city, and no one with acute medical needs is going by EAS flight now. Almost every flight...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Welfare in the sky. A person moves to Podunk and expects the same benefits as larger selfsustaing metro areas. One of many wasteful spending packages under the guise of making everything available to everybody. Do you know how many medivacs there would be to get people into the cities for cancer tr...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19506

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

OK.... how often did they drill those holes before this one? Is QC non-existent at Boeing? The fuselage is manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems, so you may want to direct your question in their direction... V/F Boeing is ultimately responsible for the quality of the product presented to the customer,...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 62
Views: 7895

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

It really was a fortuitous time. ...for DEN. Kinda sucked for the likes of MSY, who only recovered to similar levels of flights by WN two years ago... it took 12yrs for it to get back what it lost to DEN. Indeed. I never really understood that; MSY’s service on others recovered well (and added some...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 62
Views: 7895

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

As mentioned earlier, DEN's initial growth spurt came when Katrina hit MSY, and WN found itself short of 60 daily flights and had to place the aircraft somewhere. The market responded to their liking, so they continued to grow it at a breakneck pace. It really was a fortuitous time. PHL was also dr...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

I think the intention is good, but a ton of the smaller communities which are close to other airports are gonna be cut. How is that going to happen? The program is immune from most economic efificiency arguments. A few airports have been cut due to max per-passenger subsidy limits but that's alread...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

For example, there are tons of communities that lost service in the 2000s during the recession but have recently bounced back, but airlines often won't try them because of lack of new and solid data. Now that several jet carriers are getting into EAS, that is happening a fair amount. Places like CO...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 59
Views: 10520

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

DL already does CVG/RDU-CDG, so not sure why that is being suggested. I’m sure AUS and BNA will be getting a DL/AF/KL TATL flight in the not too distant future, but SJC is right down the road from SFO so I doubt they’ll be seeing one. SJC being next to SFO didn’t stop LH from launching flights to t...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/RPA 4599 issue 7/19
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

Re: AA/RPA 4599 issue 7/19

Given the descent to 10,000 feet and the fact that they are forgoing dozens of closer suitable airports to return to PHL, it smells like a pressurization or oxygen system issue to me.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18357

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

What you are missing is Cleveland does not only serve the Cleveland MSA, it also serves the Akron/Canton and Youngstown MSAs, and Cincinnati also serves the Dayton MSA. Columbus essentially only serves the Columbus MSA. Yes, you’re referencing Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs). The Census Bureau al...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18357

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

JAX and RIC would be my top two picks as an A321 Neo LR can reach both cities, each has a strong Corporate presence, and both airports are growing rapidly in term of pax traffic. Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Jamestown are all 40 miles from RIC. JAX has a lot of tourist options down the coa...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA md80s
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: AA md80s

gdg9 wrote:
I think they have it covered for the most part with new A321 deliveries and even taking on a few ex Frontier A319s.


Yup. And in terms of capacity and capability, the Airbii are a much closer match to the MAX.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees

IINM - maybe somebody can confirm - Detroit approach controls a bit of airspace over southwest Ontario such that many flights that overfly the Windsor area aren’t overflights for fee purposes.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17723

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

It'll be interesting to see what they do with the interiors of the new 73Gs. Are there any current 73Gs with refurbished interiors? I flew a 73G (N23708 IINM) last month and it was a blast from 2000. My 9-year-old couldn't figure out how to work the non-touch screen PTV.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18357

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I like Boyd, but what airline is left to add these? The ULCCs are all but dead across the Atlantic. Norwegian just said they are going to curtail growth. Several of these airports lack FIS facilities that can handle a 200-seat aircraft, so it seems like it would have to be someone from Ireland. Eve...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18357

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Top dozen markets to next get TATL : https://www.aviationplanning.com/monday-update-april-1-2019/ No particular order: ALB, MHT, PVD, GRR, CMH, ORF, RIC, SDF, CVG, MEM, SAV, JAX edit - CVG and PVD already have TATL Traditional Demand Drivers Are Out. The key point is to understand that the new crit...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

737Max, no. "That new 737", yes. I asked my wife what that grounded Boeing aircraft was called, and she said, "oh, it's that new 737, the one with the stupid name, right?" :lol: :lol: I swear to God I'm not making this up Her statement is an honest reflection on how not just Boe...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements
Replies: 26
Views: 3297

Re: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements

I heard the automated announcements or something very similar to them in YUL last week. Really?? I flew DL a few months ago and they definitely weren't there...are you positive you were hearing something like in this video below (courtesy of TTailedTiger)? https://youtu.be/QyAKwiBLO7Y Yeah, it was ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 4617

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

As PAX were going directly Canada to Australia, I feel many may not have had US travel health insurance, in this type of event, if a PAX is injured, who typically pays for the hospitalization in the US? As a Canadian traveller when I purchase travel insurance I am typically asked if I'm travelling ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7400

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

185 is on a route that doesn't require ETOPS. That may not be a coincidence. Are you sure about that? I knew 60 minute routes were possible in the Atlantic but thought they were virtually impossible in tbe Pacific. I don't know for sure that everything in Alaska is open and available, but if so, ta...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7400

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

185 is on a route that doesn't require ETOPS. That may not be a coincidence.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7117

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

pretty good domestic numbers. I'm sure they are going to benefit greatly from MAX cuts in the next 2 quarters also. DL says MAX cuts benefitted it only-minimally, as other airlines shuffled different aircraft onto the most-competitive routes (thus keeping up competition on them). DL says that drama...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2175

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Atlanta to Indianapolis and vice versa could cross the Central time zone. I flew Cincinnati-Atlanta a few years ago that spent probably half the flight in the Central Time Zone. We flew all the way down to Louisville before turning left for Atlanta. Could be the case with quite a few cities to Atla...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13828

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Don’t forget in the US, they have the added bonus of allowing people to put their luggage under the seats at over wing emergency exits. No other country permits this. You made this same declaration in a thread in 2013 https://www.airliners.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=21497375. He...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13828

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

It has been shown in evacs overwing window exits are not as effective as full size doors. People back up and have trouble getting out in smoke filled cabins. The L1011 has full sized floor level door exits. The DC 10 did too and what seems like the added advantage of an overwing exit. Though I pref...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13828

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

0349476 727-200 with extra forward of wing exit. Guess old people who designed airplanes “when seating wasn’t as dense,” knew nothing about leaving airplanes, compared to new people. Another potential MAX lesson here for aviation maybe? You've lost me completely. That 72S has fewer exits than a 739...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7874

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

I realize this flight likely doesn’t implicate ETOPS directly, but how from an alternate will they be on the MRU-PUQ leg?

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1046
Views: 108534

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

China is a different beast, lIRC there are an extremely limited number of exemptions for China-US service. So even with incentives in the tens of millions it could be difficult to get a Chinese airline to do it. I would be shocked if BNA got a flight to China, even if restrictions are lifted. TYO s...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1046
Views: 108534

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Not exactly, CMH has sizably more demand to Tokyo than BNA and IND. CMH-TYO is equivalent (or close to it) to CMH-LON in terms of PDEW. I think even though they currently don't have TATL service, it wouldn't be far-fetched to see CMH get TPAC service a few years after the ones mentioned above With ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7553

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

It'll be news here when announced. There's a lot of Transborder traffic into some U.S. metros where WN is big but there's also lot of competition for Canada-origin passengers. (It won't be long before somebody mentions high Canada airport fees. Somehow high CPE doesn't stop people from flying into ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6739

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

I assume this may be a case of people starting their trip elsewhere and finding BLQ a good place to return home from. I certainly understand using BLQ only one direction on an individual passenger level; lots of Americans who visit northern Italy/Tuscany see a number of cities and there are several...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1046
Views: 108534

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

CMH has Honda, and Honda has more operations in central Ohio (and in particular more functions, like engineering, that lead to demand to Japan) than Nissan or Bridgestone has or Mitsubishi will in Nashville . Are you sure? I think it's actually pretty even. Even so, Honda's actual North American HQ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1046
Views: 108534

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Unlike Europe, I don’t think there will be as many mid-sized markets landing Asia service. IMO, as of right now, the only markets that have a strong enough case are AUS, RDU, BNA and IND. Other airports in that category don’t have strong enough economies. AUS will likely be first, considering their...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1046
Views: 108534

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Nor do I, but JL and NH have no trouble operating to fields with a single suitable runway (like NGO). That’s not the issue with a Japan flight. I remember the MNAA saying somewhere that BNA could handle a fully loaded 747. So I figured it would be able to handle the modern 787. TPAC won’t happen un...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1046
Views: 108534

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

So runway 31 couldn’t handle a 787 to Asia? 31 is more than long enough. It handled 747s to TPE in the dog days of Dell. I’m not sure what all this discussion of lengthening runways is about. I don’t think extending 2L/20R is a bad idea, but I was just a tad confused. Nor do I, but JL and NH have n...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1046
Views: 108534

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
So runway 31 couldn’t handle a 787 to Asia?


31 is more than long enough. It handled 747s to TPE in the dog days of Dell. I’m not sure what all this discussion of lengthening runways is about.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic

Are you checking bags? If you are and the KE agents can’t or won’t stitch the PNRs, that will complicate things significantly. I'm debating... Usually I just fly with a Tumi carryon, but on the other hand I plan to do a lot of shopping and bring some stuff back, so probably need a big luggage. Chec...

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