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by ucdtim17
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 7162

Re: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX

As others have mentioned, fares at LAX are dirt cheap. As a PDX resident, it's easy to find $59 fares to LAX. There's so much competition. I don't know how that's the most profitable use of those planes for the airlines, but that's their problem.

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by ucdtim17
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 7162

Re: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX

OAK and SFO are ~equidistant to downtown SF. OAK would be comparable to ONT if it were located in Stockton.

Edit: That was an exaggeration. Livermore would be a better comparable.

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by ucdtim17
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?
Replies: 37
Views: 6608

Re: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?

Were those planes just parked somewhere waiting for Alaska to call them back into service for a few weeks? Where? It was worth's OO's interest to pay to keep them airworthy but just keep them parked in case AS wanted them back? Numerous SKW operated 700's being flown for United are/have been coming...

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by ucdtim17
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?
Replies: 37
Views: 6608

Re: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?

Were those planes just parked somewhere waiting for Alaska to call them back into service for a few weeks? Where? It was worth's OO's interest to pay to keep them airworthy but just keep them parked in case AS wanted them back?

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by ucdtim17
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?
Replies: 37
Views: 6608

Re: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?

Horizon pilots will be getting trained on the E175, so they need coverage for some routes (mainly SEA-PDX I think). They're on the schedule in March. I looked at March 13th, same day R/T. I saw one E-175, one 739, one 738 & lots of 2000 range flight numbers that are Q-400's, IIRC QX operates an...

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by ucdtim17
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?
Replies: 37
Views: 6608

Re: Alaska using CRJ-700 again?

Horizon pilots will be getting trained on the E175, so they need coverage for some routes (mainly SEA-PDX I think). They're on the schedule in March.

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by ucdtim17
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 31201

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

Finally, the results are out. OAK loses out again...no nonstop flights. OAK appears to be the largest dot in the west not connected to SEA; it seemed like the most logical add given the Alaska breakup. Not a shock they're hoping to capture more bay area traffic through SFO though; they're obviously...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 31201

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

Finally, the results are out. OAK loses out again...no nonstop flights. OAK appears to be the largest dot in the west not connected to SEA; it seemed like the most logical add given the Alaska breakup. Not a shock they're hoping to capture more bay area traffic through SFO though; they're obviously...

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New Routes From PDX
Replies: 78
Views: 12154

Re: AS Announces New Routes From PDX

Where are those Q400 frames going though? Have any new route announcements been Q400? First round of retirements isn't until next year.

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by ucdtim17
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New Routes From PDX
Replies: 78
Views: 12154

Re: AS Announces New Routes From PDX

Not really related, but does anyone have more info on this? Alaska SkyWest to resume CRJ-700 ops http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/52220-alaska-skywest-to-resume-crj-700-ops I don't know the entirety of it, but I did notice most of the SEA-PDX-SEA legs I have scheduled over the next 3 months h...

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by ucdtim17
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for SFO?
Replies: 83
Views: 12291

Re: What's next for SFO?

Southwest is adding SFO-PDX 3x daily starting June 4, 2017. How many dailies between SFO and PDX does this make? AS -5x daily? UA -9x daily? VX -3x daily? WN -3x daily How many from UA are RJ's & from Alaska Q400? A couple RJs for both, but Q400s are exclusively on PDX-OAK, not SFO or SJC. SJC ...

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by ucdtim17
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for SFO?
Replies: 83
Views: 12291

Re: What's next for SFO?

Actually the delays at SFO have helped OAK and SJC thrive where if SFO were dependable those other airports would no doubt struggle I would like this to be true, but SFO is the airport that is setting new records each year while SJC and OAK are still trying to catch up to their pre-recession peaks....

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by ucdtim17
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17
Replies: 175
Views: 17004

Re: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17

Is OAK/SAN-EWR seasonal or year round? Blog post doesn't say seasonal, this does https://twitter.com/ghimlay/status/817047682363621376 Edit: Appears seasonal https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/htcpi66732/attachments/htcpi66732/stories/46285/2/June%202017%20Base%20Schedule_new%20and%20discounted%2...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31548

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

HA A321s delayed delivery until 4Q this year, so that may be a 2018 addition

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by ucdtim17
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 33450

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

Surely the crew must have some basic geographical knowledge about any airport they fly to (e.g. - the ocean is here, the airport is here, downtown is here, mountains are here). Is there any indication they knew they were flying towards mountains?

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by ucdtim17
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA
Replies: 114
Views: 12609

Re: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA

That doesn't make sense to me. WN has six mainline flights/day and UA has 5 mainline and 2 175/CR7 flights/day (look at late May). Not sure how the Q400 is competive in that market. That plane is fine connecting smaller markets but makes no sense in this one. AS flies Q400s against 6x WN 737s on OA...

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by ucdtim17
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA
Replies: 114
Views: 12609

Re: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA

The rumor I heard today is that the new SFO-SNA route will be on the Q400 That doesn't make sense to me. WN has six mainline flights/day and UA has 5 mainline and 2 175/CR7 flights/day (look at late May). Not sure how the Q400 is competive in that market. That plane is fine connecting smaller marke...

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by ucdtim17
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Horizon growth?
Replies: 57
Views: 5457

Re: Possible Horizon growth?

2. Take the Q400's out of the larger city-pairs, namely OAK-PDX, and replace them with E-175's or 737's. This seemed an obvious first use of Horizon E175s but there's still no sign of putting them on this route or any of the longer Q400 routes. They're putting E175s on longer midcon flights and als...

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by ucdtim17
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2016: AC Adds MEM/SAT/SAV, DEN-YVR;WN
Replies: 41
Views: 7174

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2016: AC Adds MEM/SAT/SAV, DEN-YVR;WN

enilria wrote:
DL ATL-OAK MAY 0.9>0.5


Start, stop, start, stop, start, stop ....

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by ucdtim17
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Expects Virgin America Approval in 10 Days
Replies: 43
Views: 5820

Re: AS Expects Virgin America Approval in 10 Days

If not a casualty, certainly an overall analysis/realignment of AS and VX flights from OAK/SJC/SFO to HNL/OGG/KOA/LIH so they complement each other and get feed on the mainland side as efficiently as possible. VX has a couple of redeyes back to SFO that land around 6am. That provides good connectio...

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by ucdtim17
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Expects Virgin America Approval in 10 Days
Replies: 43
Views: 5820

Re: AS Expects Virgin America Approval in 10 Days

... The next casualty, although it might stand, are the SFO/LAX - Hawaii routes... If not a casualty, certainly an overall analysis/realignment of AS and VX flights from OAK/SJC/SFO to HNL/OGG/KOA/LIH so they complement each other and get feed on the mainland side as efficiently as possible. VX has...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LGW-OAK service
Replies: 93
Views: 13186

Re: BA announces LGW-OAK service

First scheduled non-freighter 777 service to OAK? Did United have anything in 90s-early 00s connected to the maintenance center?

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by ucdtim17
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LGW-OAK service
Replies: 93
Views: 13186

Re: BA announces LGW-OAK service

Quite a surprise. Not sure where the airport is planning to fit these new flights. When does the T1 renovation/customs expansion finish?

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by ucdtim17
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 15102

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

Same in the Bay Area, with SFO setting records year after year while OAK and SJC are still below their historic peaks (10.9 mil in 2002 for SJC, 14.6 mil in 2007 for OAK). It's fascinating to observe polar opposite dynamics in Nor-Cal vs. SoCal - down south it's more and more LAX, even affecting ai...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 15102

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

Its interesting to note that one of the gambles SBA took was when they approved and started work on the new terminal in 2009 was to use to economic downturn at the time to borrow cheaply and get bids for the project that came in below original estimates with belief that the downturn was temporary a...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at SFO?
Replies: 10
Views: 2214

Re: What's going on at SFO?

Likely more problems today. Alaska SEA-SFO 366 scheduled for 10 am already has planned diversion to OAK.

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by ucdtim17
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants of old terminals
Replies: 106
Views: 20644

Re: Remnants of old terminals

Most of the original Oakland Airport (North Field) is intact, including the original airport hotel built in 1928:
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by ucdtim17
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 7368

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

The airport that gets panned, at least by frequent flyers out of ORD is OAK. Everyone I know says it's a dump, particularly when compared to the international terminal and the renovated Terminal 2 at SFO. The only reason to fly in or out of OAK is that you live east of the Bay Area and don't want t...

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by ucdtim17
Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 7368

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

The airport that gets panned, at least by frequent flyers out of ORD is OAK. Everyone I know says it's a dump, particularly when compared to the international terminal and the renovated Terminal 2 at SFO. The only reason to fly in or out of OAK is that you live east of the Bay Area and don't want t...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii & the 73G, 737-900 vs 737-800
Replies: 31
Views: 7351

Re: Hawaii & the 73G, 737-900 vs 737-800

I'm really curious if the 737MAX8's that AS has coming starting next year can operate SNA-Hawaii without weight restrictions. Nope. The 737 MAX as currently planned will add range, but it won't really help much with field performance compared to the 737NG. SNA will still be all 319/319neo/73G/73G M...

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by ucdtim17
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7278

Re: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid

Zero clue about what? Yes, parts of SF are closer to OAK, but the BART to OAK still sucks and if you drive the Bay Bridge is bad. Not to mention the level of affluence on the Peninsula south of SF that also drives much of the traffic to SFO. BART to OAK doesn't "suck". The bus sucked. The...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7278

Re: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid

OAK however has been quite successful as well, more surprising than was apparently expected. It would seem that people are in fact willing to traverse the bay to get a flight deal, as the cabin remains full in the back and more full than expected in the front. A nit, but Alameda County by itself ha...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7278

Re: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid

Also remember that none of the Norwegian flight are daily. Currently there is only one Norwegian plane at a time at OAK and they don't seem to arrive or depart at the same time as the international flights to Mexico. Currently it looks like Monday is the only day with two flights: Stockholm MWF Osl...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NCAA College Football charters
Replies: 75
Views: 9206

Re: 2016 NCAA College Football charters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman%E ... al_Airport
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metaldirtnskin wrote:
Oregon @ Washington State - headed to Lewiston. I thought PUW could accommodate a 737 but maybe not?


Wikipedia says they can and do https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman%E ... al_Airport

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by ucdtim17
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7278

Re: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid

ucdtim17 wrote:
Will OAK have enough 787-capable gates to handle 3 or 4 planes at a time?


I would assume gates 1 and 3 can have 787s at the same time. Gate 5 is unusable when a 787 is at 3. Presumably they could also use 8 when HA isn't?

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by ucdtim17
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7278

Re: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid

Will OAK have enough 787-capable gates to handle 3 or 4 planes at a time?

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by ucdtim17
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid
Replies: 54
Views: 7278

Re: Rumor* Norwegian OAK- Rome,Paris,Madrid

"It was really big news when Norwegian Air announced new Oakland-Barcelona and Oakland-Copenhagen nonstops starting next spring. When TravelSkills attended the announcement event at Oakland’s Jack London Square, we snagged a few minutes with Norwegian Air execs. They told us that since they’ve ...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature
Replies: 16
Views: 2983

Re: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature

https://youtu.be/KOO5S4vxi0o
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800/900 is higher than 200/300, so it's better. https://youtu.be/KOO5S4vxi0o

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by ucdtim17
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13249

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

In all fairness SFO has issues other airports do not. It has absolutely no ability to acquire additional property, even purchasing it at double the market rates. The only way to increase acreage is to reclaim from the bay which is highly unlikely with the bay area political climate. Politically imp...

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by ucdtim17
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NCAA College Football charters
Replies: 75
Views: 9206

Re: 2016 NCAA College Football charters

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KAUS/KOAK
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Texas @ Cal AUS-OAK
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2 ... /KAUS/KOAK

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by ucdtim17
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-OAK diversions
Replies: 10
Views: 2276

Re: SFO-OAK diversions

I wonder if they found stairs at OAK and the passengers disembarked, or whether they stayed on board for the return to SFO? They stayed on the aircraft. The stairs are used just in case there is an emgency on the aircraft that might develop. They would need CBP approval to disembark. Does OAK have ...

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by ucdtim17
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-OAK diversions
Replies: 10
Views: 2276

Re: SFO-OAK diversions

Wind problems at SFO and low fuel for LH 454, SK 935, EK 225. ATC was trying to figure out where to park em. Only other time I recall A380s at OAK was for the Asiana crash, but I may have missed some other more mundane diversions like today. Edit - Looks like also a JetBlue A321, United 738 and ATC ...

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by ucdtim17
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia @ SFO on 8/20 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3173

Re: Virgin Australia @ SFO on 8/20 ?

Cal usually flies out of OAK - is there a reason this trip is out of SFO? Better facilities for the 777, or customs, or what? VA doesn't serve either airport.

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by ucdtim17
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and the 737MAX
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Re: SNA and the 737MAX

I can see AA or DL doing SNA-JFK, but not with the MAX. I do think that WN could possibly look into routes like SNA-BWI, SNA-MCO, SNA-HNL, SNA-OGG with the MAX though. Why not AS? I'm sure they would be first to start Hawaii service. I'm surprised they haven't found a way to make it work with curre...

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by ucdtim17
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16588

Re: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

There's not going to be any new BART tube (or any other train) between the airports. Any new rail crossing of the bay will be geared towards commuters between Oakland and downtown SF, as there is probably 20x the demand there as there is for an airport route. And there won't be any new runways built...

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