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by lavalampluva
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic jumbo usage question
Replies: 54
Views: 7695

Re: Domestic jumbo usage question

Those were the days when the 747 was flying all over the US.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 822
Views: 160295

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N813NW
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Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 1/9

333: MSP-AMS flight diverted to DTW - medical? (N813NW)

6 hours seems like a long time for a medical emergency.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N813NW

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by lavalampluva
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 96233

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

reasonable wrote:
Is GRU still returning in the fall? I thought this was a temporary suspension.

It’ll be back in the fall.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15493

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

I can see some of these "Seasonal" flights being extended if they are successful.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20260

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

New SY service from MSP. At this time these are strictly summer flights, nothing after August. 4/8/19 PVD 4x per week 4/11/19 EWR 4x per week. Daily starting 4/28 4/18/19 PHL 4x per week. 6x starting 6/2 4/19/19 ORD 4x per week. Daily starting 5/26 4/25/19 IAD 4x per week. 5x starting 6/2 5/23/19 S...

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15493

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Rbgso wrote:
Where are they getting the frames for this?

They have been buying their own aircraft. I'm curious if they are going to keep leasing them from HV.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20260

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

New SY service from MSP. At this time these are strictly summer flights, nothing after August. 4/8/19 PVD 4x per week 4/11/19 EWR 4x per week. Daily starting 4/28 4/18/19 PHL 4x per week. 6x starting 6/2 4/19/19 ORD 4x per week. Daily starting 5/26 4/25/19 IAD 4x per week. 5x starting 6/2 5/23/19 SM...

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15493

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

They are going to be needing more aircraft to do this. I wonder if they will keep their contract with HV. I know that SY is gearing towards purchasing aircraft.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15493

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

They're making another attempt at the Chicago/DC markets!!? Well...maybe the 3rd time is a charm.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15493

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

I'm remaining cautiously optimistic, but let's wait for the official press release from SY. It'll probably be a few hours, it's still early.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20436

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

The DTW fan boys are wetting themselves that DTW will get a do-over for the HND route.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 148
Views: 22481

Re: Moxy's hubs?

They should put an offer in to buy Detroit City Airport from the city of Detroit and then they can own the airport and operate they hub out of there as downtown Detroit is becoming a very trendy and hip city. I was waiting for when we’d hear from you. DET isn’t really airline ready. And Moxy isn’t ...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 96233

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

DL is not moving out of either DTW or MSP. So that rumor can be put to rest.

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by lavalampluva
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 96233

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

B6 ended FLL, next up on the chopping block and hopefully the last of the year will be WN's ATL flight in June. More adds compared to losses though. These are not really big loses as neither airline is really that committed to the Detroit market. I really don't expect DTW-HNL to last past this summ...

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by lavalampluva
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 6881

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

These cruises don’t carry enough pax to make that much of a difference. It’ll be a slight blip on the radar. Maybe MSY will be impacted the most due to having more cruises.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20260

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

LGB could be possible, but I think it is too close to SNA geographically. I chose BUR mostly due to it being north of LAX.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 96233

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

China Southern said they were going to add PEK-DTW with a Boeing 787 back in 2009. Hopefully, they will announce adding the route in the near future to add a second daily flight to Detroit. Given China Southern has indicated they'll be leaving Skyteam, I wouldn't hold your breath for this one. When...

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by lavalampluva
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20260

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Would the PVG flight be on one of DL's A359's? I think DL already announced that they'd fly the route on an A359 if it is approved. Yes, they did say that it would operate on the A359. I cannot wait for the day we see three flights to Asia once again! PVG, HND, and ICN. If PVG happens, that is. Whe...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20260

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Never going to happen. SNA is the current alternative and DL has 3-4 flights per day to SNA. There is not enough demand for an alternative to SNA and LAX. those DL fares to SNA are often astronomical. on that basis alone, it seems to me there's room for alternatives (though I'm not saying BUR is it...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20260

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

SteveXC500 wrote:
Three flights on B6 tomorrow, Jan 3rd.

The morning and afternoon flight are daily. The evening flight is everyday except Saturday.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20260

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

BUR would be a nice alternative to LAX.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France operating 777 to MSP next summer
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Air France operating 777 to MSP next summer

The A340s will be off to the desert soon.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20436

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

MSP-HND is an odd route. It runs high loads on Friday-Sunday and suffers the rest of the week. It did better to NRT even though HND is a much more convienent airport to Tokyo city center. Please define "Tokyo City Center". I would think in general most people are not heading to Tokyo Stat...

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by lavalampluva
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?

Fiat has an assembly plant in Córdoba. I’m surprised this is not on ever DTW fanboys wish list.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Louisville (SDF) Thread 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 113

Re: SDF NEXT

Lavalampluva - 2018 passengers are up 12.5% vs 2017. That is pretty good growth. Mtnwest1979 - thanks for the YUM addition...also add Papa Johns, Long John Silver and other smaller chains (not the least of which is owned by Junior Bridgeman....the soon to be owner of SI-perhaps) 2017 3,474,340 2016...

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by lavalampluva
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Louisville (SDF) Thread 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 113

Re: SDF NEXT

SDF may have added more destinations but the level of pax through the airports been pretty much stagnet for a number of years now.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.
Replies: 19
Views: 3553

Re: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.

It's best to house these things in house. When you farm things out you're pretty much at their control.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 7929

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

AA 2203 738 MSP-DFW to OKC
OO 3749 CR9 MSP-DFW to TUL
9E 5325 CR9 MSP-IAH to AUS
YV 6276 E75 MKE-IAH to BTR
BA 193 772 LHR-DFW to ORD

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by lavalampluva
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20912

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

Does SYA have refueling capabilities? I'd assume the original flight will need additional fuel to make it back (unless they land at ANC to refuel). I believe the 767 would be able to tanker the fuel for SEA-SYA-SEA, especially given the ferry load on the way out. Good question. During a past incide...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30090

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

I thought that DAL was being built up by VX only to be pulled back when AS bought them. Seems like this is just AS sitting on gates. I can't believe they would want to lose $$$ just to stick it to DL.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20912

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA

That airport has been used a few times for emergency landings. On 6 April 1993, China Eastern Airlines Flight 583, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, made an emergency landing at Shemya after slats were accidentally deployed in mid-air, causing severe oscillations. Sixty crew members and passengers were ho...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20912

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA

That airport has been used a few times for emergency landings. On 6 April 1993, China Eastern Airlines Flight 583, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, made an emergency landing at Shemya after slats were accidentally deployed in mid-air, causing severe oscillations. Sixty crew members and passengers were hos...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 11858

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

Nothing in there about EI moving MSP-DUB up a week? At least they did on their website. Question about this route... Will it be on an A321 or 757? I have heard differing answers! As of now they’ll be using a 757. But I suppose that could change at anytime. It’s roughly the same seating capacity.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 11858

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

Nothing in there about EI moving MSP-DUB up a week? At least they did on their website.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 8791

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

Western Global (KD) has been running a 747 2x/day between SDF-MSP for the last few weeks. It’s rare to see those here anymore. Never heard of them but quite an interesting essay on their fleet. http://www.westernglobalairlines.com/Our-Fleet They are very proud of their fleet based on the number of ...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 8791

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

Western Global (KD) has been running a 747 2x/day between SDF-MSP for the last few weeks. It’s rare to see those here anymore.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N383SW “Arizona One” Bound for Lima, Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 2524

Re: N383SW “Arizona One” Bound for Lima, Peru

They removed Southwest from it. I’m sure it’s a lot less expensive to repaint it at LIM.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3437

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

I believe MSP has MYNN/NAS Saturday seasonal only service for winter,along with DTW Yes, DL does have Saturday service to NAS. SY dropped this route a few years back, I have always wondered why. I suppose part of it is they had only so many aircraft. They added routes were the $$$ was better. But t...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3437

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

Just spitballing rough numbers: the 763ER can get out of OGG at around 340,000 pounds depending on temperature. I don’t have a DL-Specific ZFW (maybe someone does) but 270,000 pounds is a good guess, leaving about 70,000 pounds for fuel. 9,000 pounds/hour of fuel burn is another good guess, giving ...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3437

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

Why no 767 to OGG? Why a 777 needed? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Just spitballing rough numbers: the 763ER can get out of OGG at around 340,000 pounds depending on temperature. I don’t have a DL-Specific ZFW (maybe someone does) but 270,000 pounds is a good guess, leaving about 70,000 poun...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3437

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

ibthebigd wrote:
Why no 767 to OGG? Why a 777 needed?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

767 has plenty range and would be even easier to fill. Of course this is just spitballing, but a seasonal would be a nice fit.

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by lavalampluva
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3437

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

They have sufficient winter loads to HNL. I wonder how they would to to OGG or KOA. Do they have anything other than the 77L that can do OGG-MSP? I haven’t looked closely at runway performance numbers for the 332 (though those are pretty heavily utilized). The 333 would have a hard time. OGG gets a...

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by lavalampluva
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3437

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

They have sufficient winter loads to HNL. I wonder how they would to to OGG or KOA.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30090

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

DL will not be getting a gate if this is true.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4415

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

To compare the corporate portfolio of MSP to SEA is quite unfair to Seattle: https://www.businesstravelnews.com/Corporate-Travel-100/2018 The Seattle area is home to the major operations of 3 of the top 12 of the largest corporate travel spending companies in America Microsoft alone, basically spen...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4415

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

AF, DE, DL, EI, FI, KL that is a pretty impressive list of airlines offering international service out of an airport the size of MSP no other airport can match that amount of international diversity in the same size market. SEA kicks the behind of MSP even to Europe. It has no business being that m...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4415

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

I think the best options to pursue would be LH on MSP-FRA or MSP-MUC on a year round basis, and/or BA on MSP-LHR. Any of those options would add competition to the Transatlantic market, and would open up a plethora of new one-stop connecting itineraries. East Asia will be well covered by DL/KE via ...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4415

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

I think the best options to pursue would be LH on MSP-FRA or MSP-MUC on a year round basis, and/or BA on MSP-LHR. Any of those options would add competition to the Transatlantic market, and would open up a plethora of new one-stop connecting itineraries. East Asia will be well covered by DL/KE via ...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 159384

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

jbmitt wrote:
It looks like a 764 operated DTW - ILN as #9945. Maybe temporary storage or maintenance?

Storage. But what an odd location. But suppose it’s close to ATL if they need to reactivate it.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23466

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

That must be where the MSP-MEX slot is coming from.

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