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by spinkid
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG
Replies: 17
Views: 5226

Re: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG

cheapest ways to fly Business or First on an A380. ...which, as one might imagine, is likely a big reason why they're stopping this. ;) Glad I took advantage while I could! It was my first time ever in business. The Lamb Biryani was fabulous, and I recall finding a half full bottle of champagne in ...

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by spinkid
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG
Replies: 17
Views: 5226

emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG

While it isn't huge news, the BKK-HKG leg of the route was one of the shortest and cheapest ways to fly Business or First on an A380. Emirates from mid-January 2019 is reducing capacity on Dubai – Bangkok – Hong Kong route, currently served by 2-class A380 aircraft (selected dates served by 3-class)...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)
Replies: 66
Views: 8697

Re: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)

I just noticed something. Flair will have 0% USA point-of-sale. If you go on their website, it's impossible to booked MIA-YEG. Only YEG-MIA is possible for example. I just tried also, and no luck. There can't be that much demand in Winter, but you would think they would like to fill seats any way t...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit BDL base?
Replies: 24
Views: 4192

Re: Spirit BDL base?

A320NK wrote:
Apologies, the “email” my friend showed me is fake. Sorry to all!


Fun speculation, but as you can see from the Original Poster, it was based off a fake email from a friend.

Perhaps mods should delete?

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV
Replies: 45
Views: 8522

Re: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV

In the second proposed route map. I'm not so sure about CAY and BDA, let alone St. Helena........unless they suddenly decide to ramp up their tourist industry exponentially.

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by spinkid
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV
Replies: 45
Views: 8522

Re: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV

Cabo Verde is gaining a lot of traction lately as a sun & holiday destination for Europeans; kind of the new Canarias. This will be useful to make flights to Europe work. There are a few international operators building hotels there http://www.themovechannel.com/magazine/in-focus/focus-building...

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA adds 150 extra spring break flights
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Re: UA adds 150 extra spring break flights

This was already discussed somewhere - too lazy to find the thread. haha, I was thinking the same thing. I like this title better. I imagine 150 charter flights from college towns filled with very stereotyped college frat kids doing shots on the way down and a constant sound of "Wooooo Hooooo&...

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 89755

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

too bad they don't serve BHM. They could have offered some extra season service :)

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread - 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 9867

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Another thing I hate most about GLA is the expensive and unreasonable bus services at £8 one way for 20 minutes. Come on, this is like a daylight robbery. You can travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Citylink for about the same price, but on a much longer distance. I realise that many UK airports ha...

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48988

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

I wonder how many Hi-Fly will ultimately want. It looks like there will be plenty of opportunities for them to pick them up second in the near future.

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you actually flown on an airline if...
Replies: 26
Views: 2153

Re: Have you actually flown on an airline if...

Booked Tui:Netherlands Operator: AlbaStar (birdstrike on the flight, 17hr delay, try getting a plane in the summer peak in europe) Booked Transavia: Operator: Sun Country Airlines Booked Transavia: Operator: Miami Air International Were these planes actually staffed by crew from Sun Country and Mia...

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

Yes, since every airline *HAS* to merge with every other airline, I'll throw out odds on Ultimate Air Shuttle. I should say. I'm not one of those who thinks every carrier needs to merge. I am used to the speculation on here however. I do feel strongly though that if Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant and ...

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 44592

Re: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018

Piggy backing off of an above comment: Spirit is a name we keep hearing at CLT. I asked somebody who works for the airport actually last week, “we are still talking to them, it’s close.” Take that with a grain of salt of course. I'd love to see Charlotte have Spirit. They could easily do CLT-FLL, M...

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service
Replies: 48
Views: 9347

Re: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service

Interesting move. Yes seems like Scoot must be an attractive platform for SIA. The mix of 737 and A320 on their certificate, however, will create some inefficiency. Wonder if this is short term solution, or if Scoot will be mixed fleet operator of narrowbodies? How will this affect transfers? Can y...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 44592

Re: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018

Maybe they're watching to see how F9 performs. F9 saw good results with AUS, so NK may have felt there was opportunity to get into AUS, especially with F9's less than daily service. NK is starting to do what AirTran used to do, they build up in cities that can support year round service to points a...

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by spinkid
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO
Replies: 41
Views: 5668

Re: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO

wow, did this thread go weird. I am happy to see the new routes and hope United does well with them. haha. I was just about to comment the exact same thing as I was scrolling down and then ran into yours. It totally devolved from the Topic into a very interesting debate and information session rega...

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by spinkid
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

How is adding 2x per week spring seasonal service solidifying DFW? My thoughts exactly..Going for the left overs from AA, WN, and NK on the PHX-DFW route? On Dallas-PHX it's going against (tomorrow's schedule) 1x Spirit and 11x AA. On DAL-PHX it's 6x WN. Both AA and WN get connecting traffic on bot...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

They have been announcing very small additions. Such as 2x weekly. I imagine they are maximizing their utilization rates. What are their plans for adding new A/C? Does anyone know when they transfer planes back to Transavia? Send them back?? They still have one more to get this winter season. With ...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

They have been announcing very small additions. Such as 2x weekly. I imagine they are maximizing their utilization rates. What are their plans for adding new A/C? Does anyone know when they transfer planes back to Transavia?

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 4855

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

I vaguely remember Jet Train advertising, but they were gone before I got a chance to fly them. I flew a Cityjet MD-11 to BRU, I forget if it was EWR or JFK, but I know it was $200 roundtrip and my first trip across the pond. ! You probably mean CITYBIRD, not CityJet ... Yes, I did. Thanks for the ...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8 for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 10382

Re: 787-8 for sale

quick. Somebody call Hi-Fly!

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by spinkid
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hooters Air (fleet)
Replies: 18
Views: 5398

Re: Hooters Air (fleet)

airtrantpa wrote:
I didnt realize they had that many planes. I sure do miss seeibg them at PIE but they flew to such odd city pairs i didnt expect them to last


No more odd than the city pairs flown out of PIE now from Allegiant

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?
Replies: 24
Views: 1823

Re: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?

A while ago there was a rumour about Norwegian starting flights between Dublin and Atlantic City on the 737MAX, similar to their service to Stewart and Providence. So far nothing happened, but who knows what the future will bring? Atlantic City is just the kind of airport for this kind of service o...

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sued After Fight Between Two Flight Attendants
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Re: AA Sued After Fight Between Two Flight Attendants

oh wow. I will let someone else address the first post. That humor, well. you'll find out............. There certainly is more to the story. Whatever American says she did to contribute to the event, she clearly doesn't agree with. Workplace harassment is a real issue, and at times employers don't l...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 6021

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

Great news for Austin.
All Daily as well. This entry reminds me of the way Southwest used to enter a new market. They would start a station with at least 7 or 8 new daily non stop routes.

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL JFK-KEF Fares Super- Low for Summer and Post-WOW?
Replies: 51
Views: 3902

Re: DL JFK-KEF Fares Super- Low for Summer and Post-WOW?

something else to consider. With Iceland being such a popular tourist spot from the east coast. Delta probably gets a lot of skymiles redeemed on flights to KEF.

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?
Replies: 32
Views: 4087

Re: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?

I'm surprised no one has explained the draw down of the NRT hub yet. Had the poster been aware that the NRT hub they inherited from NW has been cut dramatically in recent years, they would understand why it went away and won't be coming back. Without a proper aircraft to serve it helps to explain wh...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Adds LGA/HPN-ACK
Replies: 19
Views: 2887

Re: B6 Adds LGA/HPN-ACK

If needed, B6 can reduce some of their Florida flying out of HPN in summer. The airport isn't slot controlled, but has a (sorta) complicated formula about passengers departing per hour, or maybe even half hour. I'm hoping HPN-ACK prices will be reasonable. Cape Air can be pricey. I'd love to jet ove...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Adds LGA/HPN-ACK
Replies: 19
Views: 2887

Re: B6 Adds LGA/HPN-ACK

If needed, B6 can reduce some of their Florida flying out of HPN in summer. The airport isn't slot controlled, but has a (sorta) complicated formula about passengers departing per hour, or maybe even half hour. I'm hoping HPN-ACK prices will be reasonable. Cape Air can be pricey. I'd love to jet ove...

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by spinkid
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Air Controller slurs speech on duty
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

LAS Air Controller slurs speech on duty

I didn't see this discussed elsewhere. CNN plays a short clip of one of her exchanges. Without even speculating WHY her speech was slurred. Could have just as easily been a stroke as drug or alcohol induced. I'm SHOCKED she was alone in the tower at such a busy airport. I guess I'm naive in the numb...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air discount tickets.
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: Wizz Air discount tickets.

1996, I flew EWR-BRU for US $200 roundtrip with City Bird..............you might want to change the title of this thread.

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 4855

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

I vaguely remember Jet Train advertising, but they were gone before I got a chance to fly them. I also recall Interstate Jet, serving SWF to LAS with a stop somewhere. I flew an early 90's version of SkyBus from EWR-FLL and the return was FLL-SFB-EWR. I had never heard of Sanford before. lol I flew ...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL JFK-KEF Fares Super- Low for Summer and Post-WOW?
Replies: 51
Views: 3902

Re: DL JFK-KEF Fares Super- Low for Summer and Post-WOW?

I did some sample bookings and Icelandair is $421 roundtrip, Basic Economy on Delta is $585. Those are for July. Icelandair has always been a cheaper alternative, even before WOW. Iceland is an interesting destination, its been a tourist draw for years, but really exploded over the past 10. traditio...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?
Replies: 46
Views: 5213

Re: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?

The SWF-DUB flights are often the go-to option for Irish expats in NYC (a pretty sizable population) as they are almost universally the cheapest option. The bus to Stewart is reliable, as is the bus that meets arriving passengers. The flights from DUB pre-clear, so no delays with customs/immigratio...

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by spinkid
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?
Replies: 46
Views: 5213

Re: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?

I'll add some more. the dedicated bus service is timed for the Norwegian flights. If I'm correct, you purchase it as a package, mostly this is done on the European side.

The airport is so small, it would be almost impossible to miss the bus, unless you were detained by customs/immigration

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by spinkid
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?
Replies: 46
Views: 5213

Re: Why does Norwegian fly to SWF?

The drive to JFK is expletive nightmare. No one should begin/end a trip to Europe (or anywhere else) on the Van Wyck. The drive to EWR is marginally better. Both airports are old, confusing messes profone to delays...with expensive long term parking that involves long rides on unreliable intra airp...

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 16175

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Zidane wrote:
Could she be repaired?
If so, is it worth it?


Doubtful. I can't possibly see it being viable to repair this bird vs the cost of scrapping it.

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Air SAV hub (early 1990's)
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Re: Key Air SAV hub (early 1990's)

They were purchased by Presidential Airways in, I think, 1986. Not sure what happened to them from that point, but it doesn't seem like either airline actually survived for long after that. How were they flying in 92-93 if Presidential bought them in 86 and Presidential folded in 89?????????????????

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 72
Views: 7271

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

Where do you find this information? I'd love to take a look at other EAS markets and see similar bids. I never realized the options that are available. Makes me wonder, as a resident, which I'd prefer. With one non stop to ORD and one to IAD, I'm pretty sure you could connect easily just about anywh...

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by spinkid
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved markets from SLC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3456

Re: Largest unserved markets from SLC?

Top 5 unserved SLC markets in order of total SLC O&D Miami Lihue Hartford Buffalo Memphis Richmond has a larger population than Hartford or Buffalo. Ditto ORF. UA is now going double daily mainline RIC-DEN. And recently started ORF-DEN. Those two cities seem more logical than Buffalo or Hartfor...

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by spinkid
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57829

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

The lastest OAG has them dropping a bunch of flights. I imagine some were seasonal, but they seem like odd times of the season to end. Have they already announced new routes to cover the usage of these AC, or should we keep an eye out? F9 ATL-DEN DEC 1.3>1.0[1.3] F9 AUS-CMH JAN 0.3>0.0[0] F9 AUS-MSY...

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by spinkid
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country JFK-LAS?
Replies: 92
Views: 4195

Re: Sun Country adds BOS-LAS, JFK-LAS, LAX-LAS, SFO-LAS

Great News! Alaska has gone to less than daily on that route it seems. Virgin flew it daily.

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by spinkid
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6184

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

(...) I wonder how KEF is handling all this added traffic, was there (KEF ) two weeks ago and the airport in nearing complete chaos, never have I experienced such an overcrowded terminal. Was there at least some construction going on? Are there any plans at all to expand the terminal? Why is it tak...

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by spinkid
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 23206

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

I'm sure Icelandair would be happy to see them go. There is more demand now and I think FI would pick it up and also the US majors.

Perhaps they are banking on a large Indian tourist market to make the Iceland stopover. It was very popular with Chinese and Japanese already.

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by spinkid
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of "Tag-On" Flights Returning to Domestic U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 2449

Re: Viability of "Tag-On" Flights Returning to Domestic U.S.

Ethiopian has added a tag on their new Eritrea to Rome and Milan service. I'm sure they can't carry local traffic, similar to the Quantas LAX-JFK tag in the U.S. Addis Ababa – Asmara – Rome – Milan Malpensa eff 11DEC18 3 weekly 777-200LR/787-8 ET736 ADD1000 – 1120ASM1210 – 1545FCO1635 – 1815MXP 788 ...

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by spinkid
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop having to cancel all U.S. flights until (at least) Oct. 27th, 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 6887

Re: Swoop having to cancel all U.S. flights until (at least) Oct. 27th, 2018

This is WestJet. they certainly can afford the charters. Its not like a carrier just getting off the ground.

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by spinkid
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of "Tag-On" Flights Returning to Domestic U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 2449

Re: Viability of "Tag-On" Flights Returning to Domestic U.S.

I'm sure there are other EAS examples. Alaska must have some too up north, but I agree, mainline isn't likely to do this. When Frontier debuted, they had DEN-ABQ-ELP for a while.

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by spinkid
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 23206

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Sometimes I wonder about the ULCC's throwing darts strategy. I wonder if Allegiant, Norwegian, and in this case WOW come into a market like Pittsburgh and suddenly Iceland is the "hot " destination for people in that area. Iceland has long been famous for its free stopovers and they get th...

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by spinkid
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 89755

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Allegiant starting red-eye service on 10/4 in a couple of markets. LAS-ATW depart 2355 arrive 0600. Return 0700 arrive 0849 LAS-SBN Also I can't imagine the crew are big favorites of these flights. I imagine they work the red eye out and then work the return which is an early AM departure from both...

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by spinkid
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 23206

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

If WOW does end up going under. Might we see Norwegian pick up some of the slack? They currently serve KEF to BGO, OSL, ARN, FCO, BCN, ALC and MAD, so they could certainly replace some of WOW's European destinations, but what about North America? They absolutely should pick up some of WOW's better p...

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