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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21528

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

Again my educated guess, AS will retain DAL gates & fly to both DCA & LGA, as well as SAN, LAX, SFO, PDX & SEA. Just my own personal guess. I would imagine the DFW flights will right size due to the changing code-share with AA, but will retain as well, due to AA connectivity. This seeme...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21528

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

To/from San Diego , if I'm reading this right... The AS* code must be removed from AA flights serving JFK (AS has their own NYC service to EWR). Customers can still book this on the AA website and earn/use AAdvantage miles. The AS* code can stay on AA flights serving CLT, DFW, MIA, LAX, PHL, ORD, &...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21528

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

How does the codeshare concession affect LAX? It's a little less clear there since it's a sort of hub for both airlines. Do AA and AS currently codeshare on routes like LAX-STS and LAX-LTO? Yes, I believe they currently codeshare on routes like this. If so, do these count as "AS routes from an...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21528

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

Interesting reading, and it seems like probably a good compromise that provides most passengers with decent options while encouraging AA and Alaska to compete more vigorously. One questionable inclusion, to me, is Anchorage. I think it's a significant stretch to say that AA's summer PHX-ANC competes...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?
Replies: 37
Views: 7396

Re: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?

Several posters have made valid points that many travelers would prefer nonstop flights, and a scissor hub at PDL would struggle to get costs low enough on the highest-volume routes to compete directly on price with KEF. I'd say it's pretty clear that PDL isn't going to dominate transatlantic market...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Potential Markets From LGB That Are Not Served?
Replies: 27
Views: 2008

Re: Any Potential Markets From LGB That Are Not Served?

Starting in January, 6 airlines will be flying nonstop LAX to MCO. It seems like a potential opportunity for at least one airline to move to a different airport to provide a little differentiation. Does Disney or Universal send any significant amount of corporate traffic on this route? And if so, ar...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about PHX and AA
Replies: 52
Views: 7221

Re: Question about PHX and AA

While I agree that these cuts weren't good news for Phoenix, they seem like clear post-merger rationalization moves. US sent all their traffic to both cities through PHX. Post-merger, AA had other options (and continues to serve both cities through other options) as well as lower-cost codeshare par...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about PHX and AA
Replies: 52
Views: 7221

Re: Question about PHX and AA

With its current and on-order fleet size, I don't think AA has any plans to shrink in order to boost margins. And relocating a bunch of PHX flying to other hubs would just dilute margins at those other hubs. About the only possibility I see for AA de-hubbing Phoenix is if they decide that they'd mak...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airports without 787 service
Replies: 62
Views: 7569

Re: Major airports without 787 service

What's most annoying is that the 787 is exactly the right aircraft to give a route from PHX a chance. I think a European destination like FRA could work with a 788 like it has with DEN-NRT. I don't see PHX-NRT working because there wouldn't be enough O&D, but that's beside the point. AA will ne...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX
Replies: 29
Views: 5673

Re: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX

And how do you KNOW he didn't own put options that failed to trigger, and now writing yet another article trying to save face ? It's funny he's telling others to stop criticizing LAX when previously he was one of the biggest proponents for massive LAX+IAD shrinkage. How convenient for him to shape-...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX
Replies: 29
Views: 5673

Re: The Crankyflier writes more on UA at LAX

seriously, that crankyflier troll ought to get a life instead of writing more UA LAX articles hoping his Put options will finally become in-the-money eventually. rehashing tired old talking points doesn't make him a genius, but certainly makes him a plagiarist. Did you actually read either of these...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Exec Explains Why ICT Routes Changed
Replies: 20
Views: 6882

Re: WN Exec Explains Why ICT Routes Changed

Southwest explains why it changed ICT service pattern. I'm not sure it makes a lot of sense, but... The Dallas and Chicago routes were no longer profitable, they said. "No longer" profitable, huh? Airtran collected boatloads of subsidies before the merger. Southwest claimed those Dallas &...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be possible and make sense to integrate an airline into public transport?
Replies: 51
Views: 6212

Re: Would it be possible and make sense to integrate an airline into public transport?

Well, Hawaiian Airlines offers a transit-like package: 60 inter-island segments per year, available without prior purchase requirement or blackout, for $5159 (https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/our-se ... ravel-plan). An annual pass for the Oahu bus system is $660 (http://www.thebus.org/Fare/Adultfare...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches New Ad Campaign and Slogan
Replies: 19
Views: 5252

Re: AA Launches New Ad Campaign and Slogan

I like this as the kickoff to a broader marketing campaign. I like that it's a thank-you and kudos to AA's passengers, while gently educating non-frequent-fliers about how simple changes to their behavior might lead to a better flying experience. It seems likely that follow-on marketing will make po...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few start up carriers in the USA
Replies: 85
Views: 6904

Re: Why so few start up carriers in the USA

A major part of the problem is the footprint of the Federal government that is crushing business, especially small and new businesses with its taxes, regulation and social engineering. "Taxes" aren't a significant disincentive to American-financed startups: a 50% marginal tax rate is a pr...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few start up carriers in the USA
Replies: 85
Views: 6904

Re: Why so few start up carriers in the USA

Is it also a possibility that because there is really not a lot of cheap second hand aircraft on the market as there was in the early 80's a lot of surplus DC-9s and 737's it seems now that when the majors are done with them they are scrapped rather than sold could it be that the majors want them s...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 17
Replies: 291
Views: 30675

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 17

I can't wait to fly on the SGU flight. I bet it will also be a pretty scenic flight seeing as it will probably fly right over the Grand Canyon. Also I know this is a random question but do y'all think they'll ever start flying from PHX to HII or IFP again? Or is the demand for those cities just too...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19316

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

SurfandSnow wrote:
These days I'm not so sure WN will close any more stations...


If WN starts up the routes they've been approved for to Varadero and Santa Clara in Cuba, I'll go out on a limb predicting two more station closures ;)

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by phxsanslcpdx
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue and New Markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4591

Re: jetBlue and New Markets

B6 would ever try winter ski destinations such as EGE, JAC, SBS from BOS, JFK, FLL and LGB? Just reading threads from A.net over the years these winter markets seem like popular destinations from a lot of B6's hubs and I think they could do well in these markets. AA, DL, UA all fly to EGE from NYC ...

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by phxsanslcpdx
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2016:UA Drops SMX, UP+TPA-NAS
Replies: 43
Views: 7399

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2016:UA Drops SMX, UP+TPA-NAS

I agree completely and that's why that won't happen. If you are AA you have three outcomes. 2) AS gets the gates and keeps them with the AA frequent flyer program and maybe even code share if that is allowed under the current Wright Agreement. This costs AA a ton of premium passengers at DFW who no...

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