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by ucdtim17
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4933

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

This leaves LIH as the only unserved market from SMF. Between AS and HA, I can't think of many openings between decent-sized cities and Hawaii for WN to jump into. I don’t think WN is concerned. It took them enough years to build their business for Hawaii that they had to know they’d be in competit...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 130658

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know what a Canadian Air Force A310 is doing parked at PDX?

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 11892

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

There's going to be a lot of slack in the fleet as PAE is delayed plus seasonal reductions starting this fall. They'll also be absorbing a significant increase in WN capacity on competing routes at SJC. AS has thus far refused to retaliate at OAK, despite extensive marketing in the East Bay. Hopeful...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29432

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

MCIRNO wrote:
AS (OO) currently flies SEA-SMF-SAN; on that and those other routes (SNA/LAX/BUR), WN flies them, yet, PSP would have zero competition. I'm not saying it's going to happen but it is an unconnected dot from SMF...


No competition, but much smaller market. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29432

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Exactly. You know what's interesting is that my company used to fly it (SMF-PSP) almost weekly and those 400s were nearly full every time. I'm dsurprised that QX hasn't brought it back. QX seems to be moving the Q400s almost entirely out of California by the fall and SMF-PSP is probably pretty far ...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29432

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

QX used to serve PSP seasonally with a Q400, so there must be a decent amount of traffic there. Exactly. You know what's interesting is that my company used to fly it (SMF-PSP) almost weekly and those 400s were nearly full every time. I'm dsurprised that QX hasn't brought it back. QX seems to be mo...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prime Minister Costa announces LIS-SFO
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Prime Minister Costa announces LIS-SFO

"Lisbon will be the first city in Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco," said the prime minister.


Not really true in any way. IB flies to MAD-SFO, DY/Level fly BCN-OAK (Level to SFO this fall). If Rome counts as southern Europe that's also a nonstop to OAK.

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6616

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

I'll be happy to ride Q400s on PDX-SEA but am not sad to see them leaving PDX-OAK and other 500+ mile flights. They're great for short hops but not the long routes QX has been using them on while they use new E175s to open up new midcon markets.

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6616

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

Americans hate turboprops. They just have a bad reputation here. True, but re Q400 v E175, the E175 is clearly, empirically, a better passenger experience. It's not just reputation. QX E175s have first class, have premium, have wifi/free texting, fly faster and higher, are quieter and have larger o...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7365

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

It's disappointing for OAK but not a big deal one way or the other and shouldn't be worthy of a press release. Just move on. You still have a 5x weekly (2x winter) BCN flight on a much more well known airline.

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7365

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

Press release from OAK: https://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/CAPOAK-1f5f168 Oakland International Experiencing Strong Summer Demand for Expanded Domestic and International Service East Bay Airport Will Continue Soaring as it Approaches Record Level Passenger Traffic Oakland, CA: (June 8, 201...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11838

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

What are they doing with the 787s all winter? 4/7 routes from OAK are suspended for the upcoming winter.

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7365

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

I see now. I thought you were implying it’s silly that anyone would bother to use secondary airports. I get it now. To respond to several comments, my understanding is BA is not permanently cutting OAK, only a seasonal suspension. I flew BA LGW-OAK on Monday, May 7. 89 passengers on the plane, busi...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7365

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

BA flies to OAK??? weird how they fly to OAK and SFO. I'd imagine SFO is better in terms of passengers and one world connections. Well, why does anyone fly to secondary airports? Anyone flies to secondary airports because maybe they live much closer. I have family 6 miles from SJC and over 40 miles...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7365

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

SFO cut IAG a deal to consolidate their services at SFO? IIRC, BA are also ceasing OAK. Going seasonal, supposedly. Although who knows if it really comes back in 2019. BA flies to OAK??? weird how they fly to OAK and SFO. I'd imagine SFO is better in terms of passengers and one world connections. W...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7365

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

TedToToe wrote:
SFO cut IAG a deal to consolidate their services at SFO? IIRC, BA are also ceasing OAK.


Going seasonal, supposedly. Although who knows if it really comes back in 2019.

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7365

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

First of all, Welcome to A-Net. Second, that really stinks for OAK. OAK has been on a roll the last few years. Although, it does make some sense. It was an odd situation to have two competitors on OAK-BCN and zero on SFO-BCN. Not surprising at some point there'd be some pullbacks given the quick ex...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9121

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

MO11 wrote:
xcltflyboy wrote:
I'm guessing they had to use auto-land since forward visibility was essentially zero.


Not at El Paso.


So what did they do?

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Begins LGB
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Hawaiian Begins LGB

https://twitter.com/crankyflier/status/ ... 9788427264
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Laulau wrote:
http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/06/01/business/hawaiian-air-launches-long-beach-service/.

With Jet Blue giving up some slots Hawaiian will be looking to add LGB-OGG in near future.


Doesn't sound likely https://twitter.com/crankyflier/status/ ... 9788427264

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 130
Views: 15205

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Would be great to see DL bring back ATL It would, but their failure to restore ATL-OAK/ONT (I believe both have been retried at least once in recent years) makes me think this would be unlikely. AA resuming DFW-BUR or UA resuming ORD-BUR seems far more likely at this point. DL might be willing to g...

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by ucdtim17
Thu May 31, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 23699

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Looks like WN permanently stopping service on PDX-SFO and SNA-SFO! But using those aircraft to double down on PDX-SJC,SNA-SJC and adding SJC-TUS. Flyguy Can't really blame WN; it's not like they're leaving the Bay Area by drawing down at SFO, but it seems like they're focusing more on SJC and OAK (...

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by ucdtim17
Thu May 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled
Replies: 50
Views: 7235

Re: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled

This is the typical flawed thinking by certain types here in California. “Oh, we shouldn’t do ANYTHING because the freeway will be full in a few years anyway “. Rubbish. Or we should maybe consider not building 50 lane freeways for lots of reasons beyond induced demand. Like not wanting to destroy ...

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by ucdtim17
Thu May 31, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled
Replies: 50
Views: 7235

Re: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled

This is OAK's chance. Time is now. Twin runways (albeit one for link or short haul). New terminal including one with 8 international gates. LCC terminal plus a full service terminal. Cargo moves west to the swamp (reclaimed land). Bring it on. OAK will benefit from constraints at SFO but new runway...

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by ucdtim17
Wed May 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9's Return to FAT
Replies: 47
Views: 4802

Re: F9's Return to FAT

evank516 wrote:
n471wn wrote:
Sadly WN continues to miss this boat.


Is FAT the only major airport in California left for WN to fly to? Well, besides PSP that is.


Depends on your definition of "major" but PSP, FAT, SBA are the biggest airports they don't serve.

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by ucdtim17
Mon May 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 10638

Re: European expansion in SFO

On another note, I have done the BART transfer thing between airports and it is a nightmare, especially at OAK. Let alone the price gauging that goes on. Almost cheaper to just take an Uber across the Bay even for 1 person. I wouldn't recommend planning a BART transfer between airports but it would...

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by ucdtim17
Mon May 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 10638

Re: European expansion in SFO

On another note, I have done the BART transfer thing between airports and it is a nightmare, especially at OAK. Let alone the price gauging that goes on. Almost cheaper to just take an Uber across the Bay even for 1 person. I wouldn't recommend planning a BART transfer between airports but it would...

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by ucdtim17
Mon May 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 10638

Re: European expansion in SFO

As a 41 year resident of the San Francisco Bay Area I was interested in your post about SFO. However, your statement that SFO is “one of the best airports in the United States” is laughable. It is simply one of the worst—just above Newark. You are right that it has lots of airlines and lots of dest...

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by ucdtim17
Mon May 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7250

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

That might very well have been a factor. It seems that the entire winter operation at MMH was full of issues and challenges and even if the routes were subsidized by MMH, and especially considering the need to keep the Q in service at 2 cities, LAX and SAN, that otherwise didn't need it anymore, AA...

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by ucdtim17
Sun May 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 10638

Re: European expansion in SFO

Not sure if I see much more in way of SFO - Europe: certainly not Air Italy in the immediate future, though MXP 2-4x/week on Norwegian might work (assuming they last). Perhaps more reinforcement of the UA/LH (et al.) hold on the hub, though SN to BRU is a long shot to me: maybe EW to DUS in the sum...

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by ucdtim17
Sun May 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 10638

Re: European expansion in SFO

San Francisco is one of the largest financial centers worldwide and one of dreams, apart from SFO is one of the best airports in the United States in the latter has had a notorious growth airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Eva Air and Korean Air have increased its operations, apart from being an airp...

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by ucdtim17
Sat May 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 130658

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I would actually like to see Southwest Airlines grow dramatically in Portland with more flights to current cities and adding new non - stop cities. Or actually be the largest airline in Portland like Southwest Airlines is in many cities. With the current approach that Alaska is taking at PDX, I wou...

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by ucdtim17
Fri May 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 130658

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Thanks for that info. I suppose it doesn’t really matter all that much since they’re still flying the route, it just seems strange that they would leave that business behind allowing Alaska to swoop in and take it, which they’re probably doing. I know plenty of people who are Alaska loyalists that ...

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by ucdtim17
Mon May 07, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 130658

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

It's the "other airlines not stepping up" part that I find interesting. I pay closer attention to EUG than PDX simply because I live here - but the difference is that we're seeing double-digit growth year over year, and others (UA, DL, AA) are taking all of it, while AS/QX remains flat at...

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by ucdtim17
Mon May 07, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 130658

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

If Alaska wants to give Portland the middle finger, I'm sure another airline would jump in. Portland is in a precarious position with Alaska. Totally dependent. Their dominance keeps other airlines from taking many chances here. Also, the fact they don’t fly to Asia or Europe has attracted Delta to...

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by ucdtim17
Sat May 05, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29432

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I'm disappointed to see HA downgauging SMF-HNL to the A321. I flew on the inaugural flight, 7 June 2002, and it was great. Luau party in the boarding lounge, Hawaiian blessing of the plane, and, for once, heading West out of SMF, no connection over SFO or LAX, and on a 763. Water cannon salute. Lei...

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by ucdtim17
Fri May 04, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 11731

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

Don’t forget Palo Alto, Fremont, Milpitas and maybe even Pleasanton, all of which are as close or closer to SJC than SFO. SJC is also easier to get into. Pleasanton and Fremont-north will be closer to OAK as you go northwest. That wasn't the point. I don't recall comparing OAK's distance. I lived i...

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by ucdtim17
Fri May 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 11731

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

As an aside, I wonder if the issue with SJC is that the upper management at tech firms live to the north of San Jose proper. For those people SFO might not be that bad. If you lose the J class pax, then what are you left with. San Jose proper is just 800K. That is if you ignore the south bay tech e...

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by ucdtim17
Thu May 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 60595

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

It'll be interesting to see if AS sticks around at OAK. They have thus far shown zero interest in competing with WN there, so wouldn't be entirely surprising to see if they shifted Hawaii capacity to SFO. On the other hand, OAK is the 4th largest airport in the state, in the metro area they are targ...

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by ucdtim17
Wed May 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds seasonal MSP-MSY/SBA, LAS-STS
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: SY adds seasonal MSP-MSY/SBA, LAS-STS

SunsetLimited wrote:
STS-LAS...there’s an interesting one.


Positioning for western college football charters

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by ucdtim17
Wed May 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 16299

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

For all those speculating about who will try for the slots @JetBlue vacated at @LBAirport, you can scratch @AlaskaAir off your list for the same reasons most others aren't interested: "Long Beach just looks like a very challenging environment" https://twitter.com/crankyflier/status/991702...

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by ucdtim17
Wed May 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 16299

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

Rumor now is that AS may focus elsewhere in the LA basin and may not go back to LGB after all. I would not expect to see AS re-enter the LGB market while they are still occupied with the merger. They are still a fraction of the frequency of WN on many routes they have started and have not really do...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 13458

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

AS DAL-SJC. Just flew it 4/28 on an OO operated E75. F6/12 Y24/Y64. Also recently flew SJC-TUS on AS/OO and load was even worse. F1/12. Y18/64. You know...one thing that some airlines really suck at is advertising. There are probably many potential customers that don't know anything about these rou...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Historical Transcons from Burbank
Replies: 18
Views: 3852

Re: Jetblue Historical Transcons from Burbank

At least in 2006 for a bit B6 had 16 daily flights to 5 destinations from OAK - likely the peak or close to it for B6 at OAK. The current 5/6x flights will be 3/4x after OAK-LGB dwindles to 2x. http://www.oaklandairport.com/jetblue-airways-inaugurates-new-daily-nonstop-to-fort-lauderdale-florida-fro...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 16299

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

We will see if it works, but even if WN gets majority of the 11 slots. let's say they can do 15 flights a day split between OAK/SMF/LAS, that still leads to a very weak schedule compared to their presence in every other airport. And SNA will still attract the higher yielding crowd. I don't see LGB ...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18681

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today

SteveXC500 wrote:
Does someone have an ACTUAL link to a release or announcement (even a potential announcement)? Currently, NOTHING exists on the B6 website announcing this yet.


Or info on the rumored drops? OAK/SJC/SMF-LGB all bookable all the way out

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by ucdtim17
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian schedule out of OAK
Replies: 13
Views: 2202

Re: Norwegian schedule out of OAK

Seems OAK has the space to build a proper international arrivals facility and additional domestic gates if it should be needed I had heard some rumor that the Port was going to extend the arm of T2. During the late 1980's and 1990's, there were some serious talk about creating a new terminal where ...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian schedule out of OAK
Replies: 13
Views: 2202

Re: Norwegian schedule out of OAK

Seems OAK has the space to build a proper international arrivals facility and additional domestic gates if it should be needed They just built a new international arrivals facility so they're not likely to build another new one any time soon. There's plenty of room for expansion but I think the onl...

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by ucdtim17
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian schedule out of OAK
Replies: 13
Views: 2202

Re: Norwegian schedule out of OAK

Two handstand gates are coming this summer. Bus purchases are on a port agenda this month. There’s only two intl arrival gates so if someone gets delayed it can cause a backup. So hopefully by June they’ll just unload people onto buses if a gate isn’t available, rather than making them sit on the pl...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7134

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

WN has already overtaken UA on many routes IND/STL/BNA/BWI/MKE/MCI/ABQ?/PHX/etc., and overall, in terms of capacity and local traffic. Also replaced UA entirely on DEN-OAK They didn't replace UA at Oakland. UA pulled out of OAK over some "Dingbat" reason about the Terminal upgrades they w...

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