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by caflyboy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL done with YX?
Replies: 14
Views: 3824

Re: Is DL done with YX?

Makes sense. Seems like G7 is at biggest risk with the CR7s.

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by caflyboy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL done with YX?
Replies: 14
Views: 3824

Re: Is DL done with YX?

YX is Republic YV hasn't flown for DL in years.

Interesting about G7 and CP. Just curious why they might be next?

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by caflyboy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL done with YX?
Replies: 14
Views: 3824

Is DL done with YX?

Looking at the route map, it seems there are less and less routes for DL flown by YX. In one of their last reports, it showed 15% of their flying was for DL. Since they came out of bankruptcy, are the just waiting for more planes to fly for DL? Or are they thinking of winding them down like they did...

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by caflyboy
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS dropping LAX for SEA in MRY?
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

AS dropping LAX for SEA in MRY?

Just saw that AS (or QX) dropped LAX from MRY. When did this happen? Rumor has it, it could be because they are adding SEA. Could this be true? Seems like it could make for good connections. One non stop to LAX against UA ( OO ) seemed difficult. Do you think this might happen? Would be the first NS...

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by caflyboy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3233

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

91 daily weekday flights. 19.8% growth in flights from March 17 to April 18. Increase in cities served from 16 to 21 with daily service + 3 more with service on the week-end. Closing the gap on Bay area service. Just wondering when BNA/RDU will come...

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by caflyboy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 40580

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

How about a SJC-RDU connection to join the tech industries? Depending on how much space they have at BNA, I could see SMF-BNA/STL/HOU and SJC-RDU/BNA/STL. Keeping SAN in the mix,SAN-RDU/PVR/CUN. Since I am flying SJC-BNA next month, a N/S would be great

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by caflyboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many regionals fly against themselves?
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Re: How many regionals fly against themselves?

DTW-ORD on OO for AA,UA, DL and on RC for UA and DL

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by caflyboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many regionals fly against themselves?
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

How many regionals fly against themselves?

I remember way back when, (when there were many more regionals and mainline carriers), it always was either prohibited or at least not preferable to have the same regional carrier flying the same route for two airlines. I remember over 20 years ago there was skywest flying for CO and I believe it wa...

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by caflyboy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 15178

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

The only issue I see, being a bay area resident and having lived next to both SFO and SJC, is that if you call OAK San Francisco Oakland, and you abbreviate it, you get SFO which, of course would get you to the incorrect airport. Calling one San Francisco Oakland, and the other Oakland San Francisco...

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by caflyboy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14237

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Just a thought...could some of the 700s be transferred to OO for additional AS flying used to cover the 70 seat gap in the QX scheduling situation? Not sur how much slack there is in 70 seaters at OO for the additional lift, but seems like this could be a solution to keep them flying? Also, could DL...

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by caflyboy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retro Aircraft callsigns and others
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Retro Aircraft callsigns and others

As I age, memory fades. What, if any, are the callsigns for retro painted aircraft, aircraft operating in hybrid liveries, or special painted aircraft? I seem to remember there were special callsigns for them, but can't seem to remember. Also, when airlines were on a merging frenzy, what would the c...

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by caflyboy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: June 14 - last scheduled UA 747 from NRT
Replies: 26
Views: 5754

Re: June 14 - last scheduled UA 747 from NRT

As an ex-Pat in Japan in the early 90s, I remember the terminal chocked full of these birds. I remember well when I rode on the first battleship Grey one that was waiting to take me back to California for my 1 week vacation. The numerous trips on the old birds to HNL and all the trips through SE asi...

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by caflyboy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights at SJC and SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3744

International flights at SJC and SAN

How are the new international flights doing at both SJC and SAN? With all the new additions, how are they performing? And will these aid to a AS/VX buildup in these two cities?

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by caflyboy
Sun May 28, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coast to Coast Comparison who has what
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Coast to Coast Comparison who has what

Seeing the recent news about changes in seat pitch, I got to thinking, what do the different airlines offer for transcons and what do they see as an advantage? It is interesting that there are basically 5 airlines with transcons in the US (6 with WN) with 5 West Coast and 5 East coast markets. Who h...

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by caflyboy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title
Replies: 48
Views: 4706

Current Airlines with Cities in their Title

I was skimming photos and wondered, how many airlines currently flying have cities in their title? I am sure the list will be extensive based on geography, but I was looking at the following: Brussels Airlines Bangkok Air Cebu Pacific Miami Air Who else can add to the list? I know there were a bunch...

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by caflyboy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 11836

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

So was runway length a factor for AQ or CO when they flew it? I am not aware if it was or wasn't. And I get the small airport since mine is MRY and we will never see NS to HI. But OC, although small in size, sits in a HUGE geographic area with a lot of O/D. It seemed to work in the past, but why not...

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by caflyboy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 11836

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

Right. They Flew it, but why is no one flying it now? DL/WN/UA/AS/SY all have 737-700s. With VX/AS combined, there is all three Bay Area covered, but only LAX and SAN out of S. Cal. Seems like a "West Coast airline of choice" might jump at that gap?

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by caflyboy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 11836

Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

Just curious. I know given slots at SNA are at a premium, but why is there no OC-HI Non-stop? If all three Bay Area Airports can support/ make money on non-stops to HI, it seems like there would be a market in S.Cal for more than LAX/SAN.

Who would be the first to do it Non-stop? Just curious.

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by caflyboy
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX and B6 Codeshare
Replies: 27
Views: 3075

AS/VX and B6 Codeshare

If there are any substantial changes to the codesharing arrangements between AS/VX and both DL/AA, do you think there is a possibility that the combined AS/VX and B6 could enter into a Codeshare arrangement? Given that both B6 and AS wanted VX would it be possible to link up and focus on their respe...

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by caflyboy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which U.S. Airport has had the most hubs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Which U.S. Airport has had the most hubs?

Hubs come and go, and some stay. Which US Airport has had the most hubs?
West Coast?
East Coast?
Southeast?
Midwest?
Central?
Moutain West?

I would guess LAX or LAS?
BOS or JFK?
MIA or MCO?
ORD orSTL ?
DAL or MCI?
DEN

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by caflyboy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Hubs that are no longer here
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Re: Cities with Hubs that are no longer here

DET- Proair
MDW - ML(1and 2), ATA
SEA/DEN - Markair
ANC- WIen
HNL- AQ

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by caflyboy
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Hubs that are no longer here
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Re: Cities with Hubs that are no longer here

PDX- DL, Air West to RW

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by caflyboy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Hubs that are no longer here
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Cities with Hubs that are no longer here

I wonder what city has had the most hubs that are no longer here today? Here are some that I came up with and wondered what others there are. I am excluding commuter carriers that were then brought under a major airlines code through codesharing: ATL: EA, Air Atlanta, Kiwi, Air South, Southern, Pied...

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by caflyboy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs

With the NC/SO merger, ATL/MCO/ MKE all went away. Is this a typo? NC/RC never stopped serving MKE. In fact, it was a large station for them. Yes it was quite large for them but it went away prior to merging with NW. In Fall of 82, MKE had 55 Non stops, by Spring of 85, they had 19. In both cases, ...

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by caflyboy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs

Regarding Frontier and Central neither served MSP unless you were thinking of MCI, which had a pretty good FL operation until the last few years. Thank you for that, I did mean MCI. And remember through the 70s Hubbing was not so popular (CAB controlled things). Deregulation brought it about, or at...

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by caflyboy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs

"DL: With the WA purchase, the DFW was axed in favor of SLC." That's incorrect. Western and Delta merged in 1986/87. The DFW hub wasn't shut down until after Sept. 11, 2001, and it was CVG that largely replaced it in the system. SLC and DFW rarely overlapped, and the regional jets/commute...

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by caflyboy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs

Yes, PHX is an interesting case. PHX was the strongest hub for HP, who purchased the larger US, who in turn purchased the larger AA. PHX was always an AA station as well. Most interesting is as you point out. With constraints at LAX and heavy competition from DL and WN and traditionally UA (although...

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by caflyboy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Efficiencies, Mergers and impact on Hubs

Looking back at the long history of US mergers, it is interesting to see which ones had the effect of either hub closure or deeply diminished serve. Some where done to take out a competitor and had no impact of hub closures, others, after the dust settled, had a network that could or did not wether ...

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by caflyboy
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?
Replies: 23
Views: 3988

Re: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?

Thanks for those. I mentioned the proximity of MKE and MDW as one of the previous points said that RDU did nt grow because of its proximity to BNA/MCO and BWI. It does seem that there is a difference in the people's preferences for mainline, perhaps why DL grew. But looking at some of the historic c...

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by caflyboy
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?
Replies: 23
Views: 3988

Re: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?

I get the double hub was a mistake for AA in the Southeast, as both were built and dehired around the same time, and that WN was in BNA before RDU, but it still seems more could have/can be done at RDU. I guess if it really can, then in would, but I still question how it could have been dome in the ...

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by caflyboy
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?
Replies: 23
Views: 3988

Re: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?

So I get a lot of the posts have to do with timing and location, but it still seems strange to me. 1999 WN enters RDU, in 2002, ML (sorry, I know that was the original code for the 1st Midway) goes bust. WN doesn't buy AirTran until 2010. It seems there was a window from 2002 to 2010 where the beef ...

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by caflyboy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?
Replies: 23
Views: 3988

WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?

When looking at the newly released WN schedule, I was looking at WN in all the former AA hubs. Over the years AA has shuttered a number of hubs (SJC,RNO from QQ, BNA and RDU, STL from TWA, BWI and PIT and LAS on the US side, + however you calculate OC and PS hubs). It seems that in all the cases, WN...

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by caflyboy
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Jan to Mar 17 Changes by City
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: WN Jan to Mar 17 Changes by City

..and by geographic region as WN publishes in One Report: West - 1344.1 (LAS,DEN,PHX,LAX,OAK,SAN,SJC,SMF,SNA,BUR,SFO,ONT,SLC,RNO,TUS,LGB) Mid West - 672.1 (MDW,STL,MCI,MKE,IND,CMH,MSP,DTW,OMA,CLE,SDF,GRR,ICT,DAY,FNT,CAK,DSM) South East - 645.2 (MCO,ATL,BNA,TPA,FLL,RSW,RDU,JAX,BHM,PBI,MEM,CHS,CLT,ECP...

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by caflyboy
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Jan to Mar 17 Changes by City
Replies: 2
Views: 824

WN Jan to Mar 17 Changes by City

Well, here goes my first attempt with the new format from Southwest.com: City Total Net Change Additions MDW 240.2 +23.2 PNS,RNO,PBI LAS 217 +13 BDL,MSP BWI 212 +16 AUA,ECP DEN 198.1 +10.1 BZE,RSW PHX 187 +13 DAL 180.8 +0.7 CHS,JAX,ECP HOU 158 +5.9 OMA MCO 128.6 +17.5 DAY,MSP,PWM LAX 126 ATL 125 OAK...

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by caflyboy
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *RUMOR* Emirates to buy controlling stake in Qatar
Replies: 47
Views: 10761

Re: *RUMOR* Emirates to buy controlling stake in Qatar

Delta has done this with VS so there is precedent. DL taking 49% of VS is very different to EK being allowed to buy a large chunk of, and particularly to control one of its nearest neighbours where their respective bases are closer to each other than ATL is to NYC. Tell that to AF and KL, I would s...

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by caflyboy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?
Replies: 42
Views: 7060

Re: How did MSP take a backseat to DTW after the NW merger?

I think part of the answer is also the drawdown of CVG. After the merger, the split midwestern hubs of MSP and DTW all of a sudden had CVG in the mix as well. I know that CVG is technically still a hub, but arguably the capacity shifted elsewhere. As that capacity shifted it probably allowed DTW to ...

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by caflyboy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why no SEA-MRY on AS
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: why no SEA-MRY on AS

Thanks for that. I meant that what they do at STS seems like they could do at MRY and perhaps other smaller cities such as FAT. I was also wondering if we will see them enter markets that QQ tried out of SJC? AA bought OC and scaled back SJC, then QQ opened it up, bought by AA and scaled back. Now A...

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by caflyboy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why no SEA-MRY on AS
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: why no SEA-MRY on AS

I think STS and MRY are uniquely positioned to do PDX/SEA - STS/MRY - LAX/SAN. Even FAT might fit the fold too, but I think Eagle serves LAX-FAT. What is AS relationship with AA regarding competing on feeding traffic to hubs?

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by caflyboy
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why no SEA-MRY on AS
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

why no SEA-MRY on AS

It seems funny to me that the only two cities in California served by AS without service to SEA are Monterey and Mammoth Lakes. I get that Mammoth is largely seasonal, but I still don't get why Monterey has no non-stop to the PNW? Recent addition of SBP and even SBA. Could MRY be next? It seems with...

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by caflyboy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny Airlines with flower tail
Replies: 7
Views: 1867

Re: Allegheny Airlines with flower tail

Napier was a separate company and was taken over by Rolls-Royce. Wikipedia says that the production stopped after RR took them over. It also says the Allison was a comparable model.
Yes, that is the former PIT

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by caflyboy
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny Airlines with flower tail
Replies: 7
Views: 1867

Re: Allegheny Airlines with flower tail

WOW. Thank you guys for the pic and info. I was like 3 when I saw it at night in Detroit. I was into planes at that age! Thanks flyPIT for the pic and bringing back the memories. Did you work for indy Air? I noticed the Flyi under the pic. And thank you to gr8slvrfit...was never sure what the livery...

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by caflyboy
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny Airlines with flower tail
Replies: 7
Views: 1867

Allegheny Airlines with flower tail

I have been searching for an image of a plane I remember seeing as a child. I believe it was an Allegheny Airlines Convair and it had a large pink flower on the tail. At least I think it was pink as I saw it at night time in Detroit, It would have been the late 60s/early 70s. Does anybody remember t...

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by caflyboy
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds 3x daily PDX-LAS
Replies: 13
Views: 3376

Re: DL adds 3x daily PDX-LAS

It seems like these adds are targeted at AS as well as WN. The adds from LAS - SJC/SAN/PDX to go with the LAX/SEA and SLC, they will be serving AS hubs and focus cities, like the AS adds out of SLC. Should help the utilization also to move all those planes around out west. Sure will be interesting t...

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by caflyboy
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaskan Air Smaller Jet Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7517

RE: Alaskan Air Smaller Jet Review

I asked in another thread what the role of <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</acronym> would be in the merged carrier. Could there be opportunity for both <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</acronym> and <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> to use EJets to expand the hubs...

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by caflyboy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO And The AS Acquisition Of VX
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

RE: OO And The AS Acquisition Of VX

Do you think, if they are interested in growing the West Coast into a premium, they might use <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</acronym> on some previous <acronym title="ACES (Colombia)">VX</acronym> attempts that failed against <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> like <...

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by caflyboy
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO And The AS Acquisition Of VX
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

OO And The AS Acquisition Of VX

Given the new resources <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> will acquire, what opportunity/ threat faces <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</acronym> in their relationship with the new operation? Given the need to balance markets, will there be more opportunity or less for <a...

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by caflyboy
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Start 3x Daily SJC-SAN/SJC-SNA
Replies: 74
Views: 8569

RE: AS To Start 3x Daily SJC-SAN/SJC-SNA

Hi all, I've been a fan for years (decades?) and have finally decided to post something! Just wondering if this is a move to get closer yet with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and the former <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), US...

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