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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 12766

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Ya, I was thinking OAKBUR was a route they had before but couldn't remember. Definitely back in the 727 days or that era. OAK-ONT? What were they thinking? Lol


Well it’s not exactly a small market. It’s just entirely ceded to WN, who flies it 7-8x daily.

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by ucdtim17
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 12766

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

BoeingGuy wrote:
Only dropped routes from OAK that I can think of are SNA, SUN.


Also BOI I believe

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7660

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

I can't speak for the M&E side of the house, but I do know that one of the biggest reasons cited for going to an all-freighter operation for cargo was that having combi aircraft of any kind made for a poor customer experience due to the need for ground-level boarding, coupled with no First Clas...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50853

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Are those the announcement dates or the actual route start dates? Regardless, none would shock me, though adding PDX or SJC would add more credibility than MCO would to this focus city rumor. Adding SJC instead of SFO should also avoid a response from UA. SJC also already has WN and AS flying it; u...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 22862

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

Which would make more business sense for WN if they were to expand to the Bay Area: PIT-SJC or PIT-OAK? I get that WN has a base at OAK, but if they were going after business travel, then SJC would seem to be a better option since it's closer to the tech businesses of Silicon Valley than OAK. I did...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12157

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

Will AS pull the plug on BOS-LAX/SFO? I don't know why they would. BOS seems like a pretty good market for AS, considering that a second PDX-BOS flight was recently added. I think we may also see SJC-BOS in the near future as well. There's no competition on PDX-BOS (B6 seasonal) and way too much co...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50853

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Current local DL route rumor is AUS will add a West coast city at the end of November and an East coast city at the end of December. Speculation is West Coast: PDX, or SJC East Coast: MCO . Just speculation of course. Are those the announcement dates or the actual route start dates? Regardless, non...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12157

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

But as doesn’t do well in these markets at all. And there are only so many loss making markets it’s willing to endure when the fuel prices are this high. I think that people are going to see more cuts from every carrier over the next year as fuel prices stay high. Airlines are going to pick and cho...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12157

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

Well, I think it's just a matter of how many Bay Area battles do they want to take on? Having said that, maybe they'll jump in. I have no idea, but it's been clear for a long time that OAK is not something they've chosen to fight over. Other than Hawaii it seems AS has had no interest in expanding ...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12157

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

It'd be nice to see AS on SAN-OAK but I'm sure they know the hammer that will drop. They are a much smaller carrier than WN so probably are just trying not to bite off more than they can chew. IMHO The hammer is dropping from WN at SJC already, but AS is still pushing ahead there. I guess they figu...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12157

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

The reason could be that AS doesn’t need to funnel a lot of connections through SFO and OAK, as PDX has non-stops pretty much anywhere those stations do (on AS). Mainly O&D between those cities. WN is huge at both SJC and OAK, so there is a boatload of connecting passengers at those stations. S...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12157

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

Anecdote but pretty shocking how few seats AS has Bay Area-PDX on evenings (post-6 pm). It's currently one A320 from SFO plus one E175 from OAK. WN has three 737s from OAK, three 737s from SJC and one from SFO. UA has one 737 and one A320 from SFO. #mostwestcoast The reason could be that AS doesn’t...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4967

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

727200 wrote:
Really? How big is this market? I just can't see this as a high demand or money maker for anyone. SMF is not a big draw.


I don't think this route is being added to enable the large population center of Kona to vacation in the prime tourist destination of Sacramento.

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12157

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

Anecdote but pretty shocking how few seats AS has Bay Area-PDX on evenings (post-6 pm). It's currently one A320 from SFO plus one E175 from OAK. WN has three 737s from OAK, three 737s from SJC and one from SFO. UA has one 737 and one A320 from SFO. #mostwestcoast Yes, #mostwestcoast not #mostbayare...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12157

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

Anecdote but pretty shocking how few seats AS has Bay Area-PDX on evenings (post-6 pm). It's currently one A320 from SFO plus one E175 from OAK. WN has three 737s from OAK, three 737s from SJC and one from SFO. UA has one 737 and one A320 from SFO. #mostwestcoast

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by ucdtim17
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4967

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

cledaybuck wrote:
That said, I don't think every route needs to support two carriers.


Three carriers on many/most of these routes (WN, HA, AS)

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by ucdtim17
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4967

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

More relevant to this post, I think, is the fact that there really aren't that many beach destinations within a similar distance from the west coast. SFO-HNL is essentially the same distance as SFO-CUN. The entire rest of the Caribbean is farther. So for a west coaster looking for a beach within a ...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4967

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: 132791

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: 12157

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: 29808

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: 29808

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: 29808

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: 500

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: 6694

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: 6694

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: 7409

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: 7409

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: 11882

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: 7409

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: 7409

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: 7409

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: 7409

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: 7409

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: 9185

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: 671

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: 171
Views: 21788

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: 23851

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: 7305

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: 7305

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: 4837

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: 10753

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: 10753

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: 10753

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: 7294

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: 10753

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: 10753

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: 132791

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: 132791

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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