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by FA9295
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service
Replies: 49
Views: 5099

Re: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service

Oh boy! Well IND, STL, CMH, CVG, CLE, PIT, BNA, the list could go on... in my eyes are a second tier city! They aren’t a BOS, LAX, SFO, DTW, JFK, ATL, EWR, IAD... list goes on LoL. Sorry to possibly offend someone. Sigh... some people... Don't worry about what others think. Some people are very opi...

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by FA9295
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 118625

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Just came across something a bit odd... Starting June 6th, Alaska's SLC-PDX schedule shows two flights scheduled within 23 minutes of each other. One departs SLC and 12:15 PM (mainline 737), and the next departs at 12:38 PM (Skywest E175): https://www.google.com/flights#flt=SLC.PDX.2019-06-06;c:USD;...

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by FA9295
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LATAM (JJ8151) GRU-LAS
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Re: LATAM (JJ8151) GRU-LAS

What an odd route; and one that I never knew existed... The longest 767-300 route is currently BCN-LIM, which is 6,225 miles (the flight number is LP2431). I wouldn't worry about any weight restrictions on your flight. LATAM knows what they're doing, and with such a long and thin route like GRU-LAS,...

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris looking to add more US cities in 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4418

Re: Volaris looking to add more US cities in 2019

nomorerjs wrote:
klm617 wrote:
DTW is ripe for an airline like Volaris to enter the market. Could be a win win for everyone.


Every thread is DTW!

Emirates
LOT
SAS
Volaris

Does every airline need to fly to DTW?

Seriously...? :roll:

He can mention DTW if he wants to.

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 118625

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

The international growth is great to see. I doubt AM is the reason for that, but further proof the market can and does support it. So it would be nice if airlines took notice. I wouldn't be surprised to see PDX-MEX eventually return, maybe on Volaris or possibly AM seasonally or less than daily. AM...

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines declares turning point
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: Alaska Airlines declares turning point

I would guess that AS will not add too many new destinations this year...and concentrate on adjusting and maybe increasing frequency on current routes (which they have already done on several of them). Well, they've already told us to expect only about 2-3% growth in 2019 and between their new citi...

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines declares turning point
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: Alaska Airlines declares turning point

I would guess that AS will not add too many new destinations this year...and concentrate on adjusting and maybe increasing frequency on current routes (which they have already done on several of them). :checkmark: Yes. Once they start receiving their 737 MAX jets, then they can start focusing on ca...

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by FA9295
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 8990

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N269NN

Why ABI...? Is that where the plane will be prepped for revenue service?
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jgcotter wrote:
E175 N269NN is en route SJK-MAO-FLL-ABI for delivery. 50 x E175 on property now at Envoy.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N269NN

Why ABI...? Is that where the plane will be prepped for revenue service?

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 439
Views: 59293

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I have a question for anyone familiar with inside information with the Southwest route network... How come the seasonal PDX-BWI flight was reduced to just Sat/Sun only? Last year it operated on a daily basis. I understand that there is competition from Alaska on this route, but loads on the flight l...

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 439
Views: 59293

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Hello, can someone explain WN's strategy at LGB? I don't see why they are becoming such a large presence at LGB if B6 is failing pretty miserably. I see that they're trying to secure the SoCal market, but why attempt at a failing market to compete with JetBlue, if they're already "ditching&quo...

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes non-stop flights to Barcelona in S19
Replies: 16
Views: 2291

Re: Aeromexico resumes non-stop flights to Barcelona in S19

spinotter wrote:
TheLion wrote:
About time. Much prefer a home-based carrier serving this route than the domineering Emirates.


Competition is the spice of life! Go Aeromexico, go Emirates.

Aeromexico probably started this route so Emirates wouldn't...

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 118625

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

So the airport's website was finally updated with nonstop destinations, and I came across some interesting things. - Frontier's AUS flight was removed, but they didn't take off CLE, so maybe the port knows that this route is coming back next summer. - Sun Country's new routes were added. Interestin...

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15141

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

I don't know too much about this route, so pardon the ignorance, but don't they heavily rely on pax from LAX to fill up their planes (going to either/both PPT or CDG from LAX)? Obviously there are huge ties between Papeete and Paris, but is there really enough demand to fill the plane on a PPT-CDG n...

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DFW-SKB
Replies: 34
Views: 6555

Re: AA announces DFW-SKB

Brandon757 wrote:
Don't think this was completely necessary on AA's part. It's just AA being AA in DFW.

Yep. They've gotta protect their dominance there somehow...

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car
Replies: 35
Views: 4428

Re: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car

trav777 wrote:
SteelChair wrote:
The very definition of losing focus on your primary business


you mean the business of making things that fly?

Losing focus on making commercial planes.

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car
Replies: 35
Views: 4428

Re: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car

SteelChair wrote:
The very definition of losing focus on your primary business

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia Announces Major Expansion
Replies: 35
Views: 12124

Re: Air Serbia Announces Major Expansion

How is their New York flight doing? It's improving, there was an article some time ago that they carry a lot of cargo from the Balkans to Latin America via JFK. I don't know how it continues from New York south of the Rio Grande though. As for their finances, it's improving. I was told that in 2017...

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disabled WN Aircraft at Boston Logan
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Disabled WN Aircraft at Boston Logan

As if BOS needed any other issues right now... :?

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 118625

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

So the airport's website was finally updated with nonstop destinations, and I came across some interesting things. - Frontier's AUS flight was removed, but they didn't take off CLE, so maybe the port knows that this route is coming back next summer. - Sun Country's new routes were added. Interesting...

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 118625

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Would Hawaiian ever consider starting PDX-KOA/LIH? Was thinking 3x/week PDX-LIH and 4x/week PDX-KOA. The only TPAC routes that HA flies from LIH is to LAX and OAK, and from KOA it's just to LAX. I doubt that PDX would be their next market entry from those two airports, but stranger things have happ...

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 14524

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-a ... 1001269974
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1413723

El Al is considering direct/nonstop TLV-MCO flights.
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https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-a ... 1001269974
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1413723

El Al is considering direct/nonstop TLV-MCO flights.

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al mulls Tel Aviv - Florida (MCO) flights
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

Re: El Al mulls Tel Aviv - Florida (MCO) flights

Wouldn't this cannibalize their TLV-MIA flight?

That one's only flown 3x weekly.

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by FA9295
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 25701

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Alaska's start of service at PAE has been delayed until March 4 due to the government shutdown, with free rebooking out of SEA or to a later date at PAE offered for all customers. https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/paine-field-delayed-service/#__prclt=z0fIC36v Thank you for the update. I ju...

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by FA9295
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 18187

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... t=z0fIC36v
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Due to the government shut down, PAE flights have been delayed until March 4th: https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... t=z0fIC36v

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by FA9295
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service to KBIL Billings, MT
Replies: 25
Views: 4666

Re: New service to KBIL Billings, MT

I would be shocked if this is anything but Frontier. Historically Billings is too small for JetBlue or Spirit. SY maybe to a warm-weather destination less than daily I guess could be possible? They seem interested in expanding outside of MSP. It is Frontier. DEN-BIL is now available for booking.

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by FA9295
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 25701

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/b ... 72365.html

I could see UA starting BLI-DEN/SFO. Maybe even BLI-LAX if those are successful.
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Yeastbeast wrote:
Allegiant announced today that they're dropping BLI-DEN. Port of Bellingham says they're trying to find a carrier to fly that route.

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/b ... 72365.html

I could see UA starting BLI-DEN/SFO. Maybe even BLI-LAX if those are successful.

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by FA9295
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 25701

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

OAG updates week of 1/20: AA MIA-SEA JUN 1.0>1.8[1.8] JUL 1.0>2[2] AUG 1.0>2[1.6] AS OGG-SEA JUN 1.5>2[1.4] JUL 1.4>2[1.4] AUG 1.5>2[1.5] G4 ANC-BLI JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0] UA IAD-SEA JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] Notes: -UA added an extra SEA-IAD frequency, so they'll now have 8 am, noon, 9 p...

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by FA9295
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15333

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Antarius wrote:
How and where would they go?

Some of these questions....

Terminal 7, of course! :lol:

They'll just have to fight to the death in order to receive their previously-owned gates back from Alaska.

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by FA9295
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 67309

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

DL surely won't last long on the MSY route. Leisure travelers typically choose LCCs when the opportunity is there, and if DL can't compete with the NK's fares, then there's not much of a chance for them.

PIT will probably be just fine, though.

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by FA9295
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 starting BLI-ANC
Replies: 27
Views: 2380

Re: G4 starting BLI-ANC

Oddly, this feels like a solid route for them to attempt. So much demand from that general area to ANC, especially in the summer time. We'll see. Why's that?? Because it's a long and thin route, yet seemingly one that could definitely work very well for Allegiant. Alaska couldn't make GEG-ANC work,...

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by FA9295
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 118625

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

AS OGG-PDX JUN 1.7>2.0[1.6] JUL 1.6>2[1.6] AUG 1.5>1.9[1.6]

This was all that was in the OAG update today. It looks like this is where the 737 will be flying to instead of KOA.

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by FA9295
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 96
Views: 19563

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /CYYR/KEWR

Is this just a flightaware bug? Or is there another reason for this?
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According to flightaware, they're going to fly back to EWR: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /CYYR/KEWR

Is this just a flightaware bug? Or is there another reason for this?

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by FA9295
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8795

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

No, the 763ER has more range the 764. The 764 could probably do SEA-Japan but that's about it. Thanks, forgot about that for whatever reason. The 764 is largely concentrated out of LHR routes these days so I doubt it would ever happen. That’s correct. The 767-400 has done SEA-NRT and PDX-NRT but th...

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 96778

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Delta restarts Bozeman for the summer, itll be Saturday only on the A319. Glad to see that this service was good enough to keep instead of limited time. It's time for Detroit to get more connected to Canada. Think about this Detroit is the largest US boarder with Canada yet it only has flights to Y...

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service to KBIL Billings, MT
Replies: 25
Views: 4666

Re: New service to KBIL Billings, MT

Newbiepilot wrote:
JetBlue from Long Beach would be interesting, but my guess is Frontier

I don't think JetBlue has any leftover slots to use for LGB (they sold them to Southwest, if I recall), and even if they did they certainly would not utilize it at BIL.

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service to KBIL Billings, MT
Replies: 25
Views: 4666

Re: New service to KBIL Billings, MT

I would guess Frontier to DEN, LAS and possibly SAN and PHX.

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8795

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

I don't see this working out, at least not in the intermediate future. SLC-Asia flights would cannibalize connections from their SEA and LAX hubs. SEA has serious space constraints. Maybe shifting a particular route Asia route to SLC would help. DL needs to focus on building out SEA, shifting anyth...

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by FA9295
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8795

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

I don't see this working out, at least not in the intermediate future.

SLC-Asia flights would cannibalize connections from their SEA and LAX hubs.

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by FA9295
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55409

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

The general math here is: DL doesn’t use the 359 on LAX-SYD = 359 can’t perform service satisfactory = DL regrets canceling/NTU 787 = Boeing rules!!! Like I said numerous times, the 77L was ordered for ULH flights just eight years before the 359, which was ordered as a direct 744 replacement. DL ha...

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by FA9295
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10639

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

KCaviator wrote:
So when is the FAA going to take notice and look into the safety culture, or lack thereof, at Southwest? This is getting ridiculous...

I think Southwest is just getting unlucky...

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by FA9295
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10639

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Looks like DL 6008 from LAX to OMA is diverting to DEN. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPZ6008 That's AA 6008... :D OK. The photo on Flightaware for this flight shows a DL paint scheme. Yeah, that's a well-known flightaware bug. All Compass flights show up as Delta for some reason...

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by FA9295
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10639

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

citationjet wrote:
Looks like DL 6008 from LAX to OMA is diverting to DEN.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPZ6008

That's AA 6008... :D

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta drops HNL-FUK
Replies: 24
Views: 5351

Re: Delta drops HNL-FUK

Wow...what the "FUK" ! (Sorry, couldn't pass it up...) About 20 years ago, DL operated PDX-FUK during its PDX hub days, I think with an MD-11. <childish humour>Did DL ever operate FAT-FUK?</childish humour> :biggrin: No, but they are starting SUX-DIK and FUK-PUS. Don’t feel bad. I had to ...

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta drops HNL-FUK
Replies: 24
Views: 5351

Re: Delta drops HNL-FUK

Breathe wrote:
N174UA wrote:
Wow...what the "FUK" ! (Sorry, couldn't pass it up...)

About 20 years ago, DL operated PDX-FUK during its PDX hub days, I think with an MD-11.

<childish humour>Did DL ever operate FAT-FUK?</childish humour> :biggrin:

:lol: :rotfl:

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 93
Views: 10957

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

Well at least it wasn't similar to 3x weekly BDL-DEN on Frontier. The governor showed up for that one...

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta drops HNL-FUK
Replies: 24
Views: 5351

Delta drops HNL-FUK

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -may-2019/

Final flight is May 7, 2019. After Delta leaves this route, no other airline will be operating HNL-FUK nonstop service.
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https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -may-2019/

Final flight is May 7, 2019. After Delta leaves this route, no other airline will be operating HNL-FUK nonstop service.

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by FA9295
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15550

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

FWIW, SY finally has ship 831, N860AM in MSP. plane has been sitting in RFD. I'm sure they just taxied up I-94 to get home. No rumor on new jets for 2019, YET Finally! Been on the ground there since November. Is this painted in the new livery as well? Yep! :D https://twitter.com/Boneyardsafari/stat...

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by FA9295
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 93
Views: 10957

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

zackary747 wrote:
IND is listed on Volaris' website.

I think this is just a codeshare with Frontier via DEN.

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