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by RushmoreAir
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 23350

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3680 ... ice-friday
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... and they're finished. RIP Island Air

"Island Air tells employees it will halt service Friday"
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3680 ... ice-friday

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 23350

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Does anyone have insight on what WP's load factors have been from the time they made the switch to the Q's until this bankruptcy news broke? Not saying that LF automatically equals profitability or a return to profitability but my point is below. I ask because I often hear from locals that we need ...

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by RushmoreAir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 17067

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state

Cross-checking with T-100 data, then at least Maine (AA, not UA), South Dakota (DL, not UA) and West Virginia (AA, not UA) are wrong. IIRC, the BTS site they used to gather the data has been iffy in correctly including and reporting regionals (and allocating them to the right major), so for smaller ...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 23350

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Also in the Star Advertiser today ... In the second quarter, Island Air earned $12.5 million in revenue ... but saw its quarterly loss widen to $8.2 million from $5.1 million in 2Q16 The article goes on to say that the increased losses are due to a $3.2 million charge related to early ATR retirement...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to know how full is my flight?
Replies: 9
Views: 1851

Re: How to know how full is my flight?

This is a really cool tool! Thanks for sharing. Also if there are more than 9 open seats it won't show a total, it'll just say 9 so you won't have an accurate total, there could be 9 or there could be 100 open seats. I also checked a few other airlines in Canada, namely Westjet and Porter and all I ...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 23350

Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations

First major(ish) U.S. airline bankruptcy in over a year! It will be interesting to see how this changes the inter-island market. http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/16/breaking-news/island-air-files-for-bankruptcy/ (subscription required) http://khon2.com/2017/10/16/island-air-files-for-chapter-11...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest "around the world" within 8 days
Replies: 24
Views: 1725

Re: Cheapest "around the world" within 8 days

Managed to get the cheapest posted so far, methinks, by a few euros: TOTAL COST: 898 EUR Leg 1: 9/8 Finnair AY3272 BCN-HEL Leg 2: 9/9 Finnair AY99 HEL-HKG ------Overnight in HKG----- Leg 3: 9/11 JAL JL7052 HKG-KIX Leg 4: 9/11 JAL JL60 KIX-LAX ------Three nights in LA----- Leg 5: 9/14 Level IB2624 LA...

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by RushmoreAir
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 48426

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

What average daily utilisation did US3 ... WB aircraft achieve in the same time period? Here are some data points for the US3: http://web.mit.edu/airlinedata/www/2015%2012%20Month%20Documents/Aircraft%20and%20Related/Widebody/Average%20Daily%20Block%20Hour%20Utilization%20of%20Total%20Widebody%20Fl...

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by RushmoreAir
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK-JAX ticket spike for April 8-9 weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: JFK-JAX ticket spike for April 8-9 weekend

lets see how many of those will eventually get filled. Fortunately/unfortunately for us consumers, the revenue-optimal solution is almost never load-maximizing. Any airline with a basic revenue management system purposefully keeps seats empty until the last minute, hoping that last-minute business ...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Spotting Hotel at HNL
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Best Spotting Hotel at HNL

The only hotel I can think of that offers any decent view of HNL itself would be the Best Western Plaza - but you'd need to be on a high floor facing the right direction. I welcome any better recommendations from a more experienced spotter, but to get a good overview, try the top deck of either the ...

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by RushmoreAir
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Predatory Pricing (LCC vs Legacy)
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Predatory Pricing (LCC vs Legacy)

For the period 2011-2015, I count 93 markets with one incumbent NLC that saw LCC entry, and 113 one-incumbent markets that saw ULCC entry in that same period. Some of those might have had another "uncategorized" player in the market like HA/SY or had two entries at one time, so not all of ...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unit efficiency of large US carriers compared?
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Re: Unit efficiency of large US carriers compared?

MIT maintains the Airline Data Project, which is a database of exactly these types of comparisons (data pulled from annual reports and DOT Form 41, which all major airlines are required to file). It's updated through the end of 2015. Play around with the tabs on the left to see revenue, expense, air...

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by RushmoreAir
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PNR/Itinerary On-Time Completion?
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

RE: PNR/Itinerary On-Time Completion?

I doubt there's any publicly available hard data on passenger delay and if there is, I'd love to see it! However, linked below is an extensive study on trying to estimate/model actual passenger/PNR delay. <a href="http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/89059" target="_blank">http://dspace.mit.edu/handl...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL, UA, US, AA, EI,and FI 757 Tatl Routes For 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4543

RE: DL, UA, US, AA, EI,and FI 757 Tatl Routes For

EDIT: I see everyone has it mostly covered above

[Edited 2015-01-13 12:36:24]

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by RushmoreAir
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAR And Dakota Aviation Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 7879

RE: FAR And Dakota Aviation Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RunningOnEmpty" class="quote" target="_blank">RunningOnEmpty</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>certainly not much tourist t...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Confirms S14 ATL-RAP Flights
Replies: 13
Views: 6087

RE: DL Confirms S14 ATL-RAP Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BNAOWB" class="quote" target="_blank">BNAOWB</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Does <acronym title="Rapid City - Regional (RA...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO Top O/D Traffic Pairs?
Replies: 32
Views: 6897

RE: MCO Top O/D Traffic Pairs?

The DOT Consumer Airfare Report - Table 6 is a good place to look for domestic Origin & Destination PDEW numbers: <a href="http://www.dot.gov/policy/aviation-policy/domestic-airline-fares-consumer-report" target="_blank">http://www.dot.gov/policy/aviation-p...stic-airline-fares-consumer-report</...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1 Bomber Crashes In SE Montana
Replies: 15
Views: 8311

RE: B-1 Bomber Crashes In SE Montana

Now they have an image of the crash site. It's completely disintegrated - I can't even tell that it's an aircraft. <a href="http://www.kotatv.com/story/23176779/ellsworth-b-1b-crashes-on-training-flight-crew-ejects-safely" target="_blank">http://www.kotatv.com/story/23176779...training-flight-crew-e...

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by RushmoreAir
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unbelievable MEX-MIA Same Fare As MEX-BRU, MEX-OSL
Replies: 11
Views: 3386

RE: Unbelievable MEX-MIA Same Fare As MEX-BRU, MEX

Try Toluca if you don't mind the extra commute - Spirit seems to have some good fares available that weekend.

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by RushmoreAir
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where To Find Pdew Data?
Replies: 4
Views: 8461

RE: Where To Find Pdew Data?

Also for USA, check out Table 6 of the Domestic Airfare Report - it contains PDEW, avg fare, and carrier market share for all city pairs (not just non-stop/direct) with at least 10 PDEW. <a href="http://www.dot.gov/policy/aviation-policy/domestic-airline-fares-consumer-report" target="_blank">http:/...

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by RushmoreAir
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The TOP 5 Things You'd Tell Jeff Smisek Of UA
Replies: 9
Views: 6367

RE: The TOP 5 Things You'd Tell Jeff Smisek Of UA

As a frequent <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>/UAx flyer, I definitely have a few pet peeves I think would be worth fixing. 1) Bring the UAx outstation ground handling back in house (to <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO...

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by RushmoreAir
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car Chase, False Airplane Hijack Under Investigation in RAP
Replies: 9
Views: 5099

RE: Car Chase, False Airplane Hijack Under Investigation In RAP

Hah! Hearing local news on airliners.net is quite surprising. No actual hijack though, so thankfully not too serious. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/135mech" class="quote" tar...

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by RushmoreAir
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Highest Altitude Flown
Replies: 44
Views: 6261

RE: Highest Altitude Flown

FL 430 on a QF A380 SYD-LAX.

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by RushmoreAir
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Landed On The Alphabet? 2012 Edition
Replies: 59
Views: 12396

RE: Have You Landed On The Alphabet? 2012 Edition

One from each (I picked the most "unique" - to me, anyway) - still missing 6 letters. A: ATY B: <acronym title="Boise - Air Terminal / Gowen Field (Municipal) (BOI / KBOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> C: <acronym title="Chengdu (- Shuangliu) (CTU / ZUUU), China">CTU</acronym> D: DLU E: <acronym title...

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by RushmoreAir
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Westbound Flights That Arrive Before They Leave
Replies: 23
Views: 6971

RE: Westbound Flights That Arrive Before They Leav

A few that I know of into <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> (right on Eastern/Central Boundary) <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 4025 <acronym title="Kalamazoo / Battle Creek - International (Municipal) (AZO / KAZO), USA -...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Aircraft Cruise With A Nose Up Angle?
Replies: 35
Views: 29450

RE: Why Do Aircraft Cruise With A Nose Up Angle?

The incidence angle of the aircraft at cruise altitude is based on the specific airfoil (wing profile), the fuselage profile, and the center of gravity of the aircraft in particular. It so happens that most airliners have a C.G./aerodynamics combination that require a positive fuselage incidence ang...

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by RushmoreAir
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airport Or Airline Tycoon For Windows 7
Replies: 3
Views: 16925

RE: Airport Or Airline Tycoon For Windows 7

If you don't mind playing something over the internet, <a href="http://www.airwaysim.com" target="_blank">www.airwaysim.com</a> and <a href="http://www.airlinemogul.com" target="_blank">www.airlinemogul.com</a> are both extremely good/detailed airline simulation games that are loads of fun for aviat...

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by RushmoreAir
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anybody Got Any Good Airline Simulators?
Replies: 5
Views: 14839

RE: Anybody Got Any Good Airline Simulators?

I have used both Airline Mogul and AirwaySim (both mentioned above) I find AirwaySim to be far superior. It has (very nearly) every commercial airport on earth programmed in (4500 and counting), as opposed to the ~2000 on Airline Mogul. AirwaySim has an extremely intuitive route scheduling and plann...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In Defense Of CRJs
Replies: 10
Views: 6286

RE: In Defense Of CRJs

I agree. Every trip for me begins and ends with the <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym title="Rapid City - Regional (RAP / KRAP), USA - South Dakota">RAP<...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue May 08, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAL E+ Class Action Lawsuit?
Replies: 23
Views: 4794

RE: UAL E+ Class Action Lawsuit?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/www.united.com" class="quote" target="_blank">www.united.com</a>:<br/><i> Want more space for your trip? Enjoy more room to work and relax on yo...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Domestic Widebodies.
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

RE: US Domestic Widebodies.

UA often offers 767s and 777s between <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>, <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airports In America To Connect At
Replies: 52
Views: 9276

RE: Worst Airports In America To Connect At

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> as one of the best airports to connect in. I've connected on <acronym title="Frontier Ai...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Good UA Customer Experiences Besides Me?
Replies: 11
Views: 4712

RE: Any Good UA Customer Experiences Besides Me?

United is now my airline of choice based on the service and price. I have come to expect that most of my flights will be delayed/baggage lost/bumped etc. Until the NW<acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> merger, I was a loyal <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> custo...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/16/2012: AA/DL/US
Replies: 32
Views: 9009

RE: OAG Changes 3/16/2012: AA/DL/US

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mhkansan" class="quote" target="_blank">mhkansan</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> Did anyone see <acronym title="American A...

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by RushmoreAir
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leading Aircraft Type Across The Pacific?
Replies: 33
Views: 5529

RE: Leading Aircraft Type Across The Pacific?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/carpethead" class="quote" target="_blank">carpethead</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <acronym ...

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by RushmoreAir
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS
Replies: 18
Views: 6819

RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

If you look at <acronym title="Phoenix (Chandler) - Mesa (Williams) Gateway (AFB) (AZA / IWA / KIWA), USA - Arizona">AZA</acronym>-<acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> right now in May, some of the days you essentially pay taxes only ($...

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by RushmoreAir
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Delta Doing FSD-PIR
Replies: 17
Views: 4704

RE: Why Is Delta Doing FSD-PIR

Delta is still serving Pierre only because of the DOT hold-in order: <a href="http://www.airlineinfo.com/Sites/DailyAirline/web-content/ostdocket2011/ost20110138.html" target="_blank">http://www.airlineinfo.com/Sites/Dai...ent/ostdocket2011/ost20110138.html</a> - scroll to the bottom. They want to r...

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