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by AAvgeek744
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Alright, two WN BNA rampers have told me they’re getting C13, C14, and C2. Yes C2! They also hired 40 new rampers. Bring on the new flights. How many gates will that be now for WN and AA? And did they say anything about new flights? This is the question I never seem to get an answer to. They went f...

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by AAvgeek744
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9349

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

In the December 2017 issue of Airways Magazine (a magazine which I personally do not think is very credible), there is an article on the YVR-China connection. It touts the fact YVR would be a natural stop between northeast Asia and South America. I am not sure what Airways thinks "natural"...

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by AAvgeek744
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9349

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

In the December 2017 issue of Airways Magazine (a magazine which I personally do not think is very credible), there is an article on the YVR-China connection. It touts the fact YVR would be a natural stop between northeast Asia and South America. It also states TK has shown interest in a IST-YVR-MEX...

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by AAvgeek744
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 10300

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

But guess what? You can’t stop that phenomenon so you should let it go. SFO hasn’t approached their runway situation in almost 2 decades so who knows. Maybe this will surface again. What am I supposed to let go of? Someone replied to my comment, and I replied to theirs. Pretty sure that how these f...

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by AAvgeek744
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I tried doing a dummy booking for April, it shows up. I cannot imagine this flight lasts through the summer. I'm surprised it has lasted as long as it has. Does anyone here know of anyone who has even taken the flight? Where do you even go to board it? Someone up in the thread mention one of the FB...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump administration proposes selling DCA and IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 7080

Re: Trump administration proposes selling DCA and IAD

I can't imagine Congress letting go of DCA unless there are no significant changes after a sale.

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 104
Views: 18153

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

French Bee has to win the 2018 Worst Airline Name Award. Why would they go through all of this effort to brand, launch, paint an aircraft and then realize, oh maybe we should change our name. French Bee? Mais, non! My first thought as well. Isn't the name change in response to jetBlue's objection t...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 10300

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Another oft repeated and untrue A.net piece of conventional wisdom. Any person who moves into a community has every right to try to make that community the best place it can be. I consider a NIMBY someone who moves near an airport after it is there. They know what they are getting into. If they mov...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 12365

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

That's very thoughtful of you to not want an airline to come in that allows an entire segment of people to travel that likely otherwise cannot afford to fly anywhere. How about you just don't fly them if they show up. They still can't afford to fly anywhere. The ULCC's often fly around a class of p...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I tried doing a dummy booking for April, it shows up. I cannot imagine this flight lasts through the summer.

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 12365

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

^^^ This is why I do not want to see G4 come into BNA as a lot of people here seem to want.

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 10300

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Both are in liberal cities filled with lots of NIMBYS. Nothing happening There is a difference between NIMBY's and environmentalists. Environmentalists have a rational argument. NIMBY's who live near an airport only have an argument if they were there before any expansion plans. Another oft repeate...

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/11/2018:DY>DI Certificate Shift; F9; ; G4
Replies: 38
Views: 7788

Re: OAG Changes 2/11/2018:DY>DI Certificate Shift; F9; ; G4

Just went to 3E website. You can now book $79 one way ATL-STL with stop in MKL! a great opportunity for airline enthusiasts who have not been on the Cessna Caravan! MKL has had EAS service failures to MEM, STL, and BNA. If you want to fly this route you better hurry. An airport 80 miles from MEM do...

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 10300

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

jfklganyc wrote:
Both are in liberal cities filled with lots of NIMBYS. Nothing happening


There is a difference between NIMBY's and environmentalists. Environmentalists have a rational argument. NIMBY's who live near an airport only have an argument if they were there before any expansion plans.

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 85
Views: 9689

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

I never suggested DL or AA should rebrand themselves. Some folks read what they want in these posts not what was written. The discussion I attempted to frame was was both DL and AA missed some opportunities. The assets were digested and merged well more or less. That wasn’t the point of my discussi...

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 85
Views: 9689

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Marketing at AA and DL failed to fully capitalize on their aquisitions of TW and PA. Both companies were going away sooner or later. I was surprised their marketing departments didn’t try to brand their premium products using some nostalgia. I.e. Clipper Class perhaps for DL first class product. Bo...

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9349

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

If GCM is accurate, YVR is a ~ couple hundred miles close to many Asian cities than flying through LAX. As much as I think YVR is a great airport, I can't see any airline making it work.

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

But doesn't Southern Airways Express already do MEM-BNA? Is that not adequate? Even though I mentioned it, I don't think anyone needs to fly BNA-MEM. Given a choice however, most any passenger would choose WN and a jet over a cramped Caravan. I would be curious to know many many people actually use...

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21991

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I think we could see these routes from PAE: PAE-LAS PAE-PHX PAE-SJC PAE-DEN/MDW are possible too IMO. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if Southwest decides to add some Saturday Caribbean routes from LGA if they get their hands on some new slots. Maybe LGA-SJU, LGA-CUN? Has WN said anything about wanti...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I'm no expert, but I bet they could pull off OKC, LIT, SMF, PBI, year round RSW, and try EWR again from BNA. I could also see another odd-ball destination come into play as well. Can't forget about the possibility of a new international station too. You guys will laugh at this one, but I wonder if ...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

That's why I'm dying for Southwest to do something. They could add a lot more here. How much will they? They seem to be in love with STL (why, I have no idea), so they will probably shun BNA more. I only see a handful of destinations (IND, ATL, SJC, PDX and either BDL or PVD) that could be added in...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21991

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I think we could see these routes from PAE: PAE-LAS PAE-PHX PAE-SJC PAE-DEN/MDW are possible too IMO. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if Southwest decides to add some Saturday Caribbean routes from LGA if they get their hands on some new slots. Maybe LGA-SJU, LGA-CUN? Has WN said anything about wanti...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Your NK list looks pretty good, but if I were to make a short list it would be BNA-DFW/DTW/FLL/LAS. Reason being is, BNA-DFW is a strong market and only has 1 carrier on the route, so it would qualify for incentives. LAS, FLL and DTW would all make NK the third carrier, but all 3 offer connectivity...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

BTW: Maybe someone who is familiar with the situation can answer this. Will any of the new international gates be able to handle large aircraft such as the Boeing 747 or Airbus A380 if necessary. I would be beyond shocked if BNA ever saw scheduled service using either of those planes, but it would ...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

HeyHey wrote:
It looks like F9 will be adding BNA-TTN on April 8th. It will be three times weekly. Gotta say, wasn't expecting Trenton to be a destination anytime soon.


It failed once before. Not sure why they are trying it again.

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by AAvgeek744
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

From what I’ve heard, Frontier kind of keeps to themselves in terms of networking planning. They add what they think will work and they don’t reach out to the airport for suggestions on what to add. IMO, I don't think Frontier can be counted upon to stick to schedules. They draw down cities really ...

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by AAvgeek744
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 8042

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

I was just looking at that story. Amazing. If true, the agent needs to be fired for being a complete moron. This has nothing to do with emotional support animal polices. This has to do with the worker being a complete tool. You don't flush a live animal. That said... I am tired of these dang "...

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by AAvgeek744
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 6280

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

For those stating DEN couldn't support a 3 hub operation, didn't Frontier (original), Continental, and United hub at Stapleton? I seem to recall Western had a sizeable operation also. Not sure DEN had 3 hub operations back then. Original Frontier merged with PeopleExpress, which then merged into Co...

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by AAvgeek744
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

From what I’ve heard, Frontier kind of keeps to themselves in terms of networking planning. They add what they think will work and they don’t reach out to the airport for suggestions on what to add. IMO, I don't think Frontier can be counted upon to stick to schedules. They draw down cities really ...

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by AAvgeek744
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Well, kinda disappointing that F9 didn't do much for BNA this schedule release. Has me wondering if there really are management issues in Nashville regarding air service. From what I’ve heard, Frontier kind of keeps to themselves in terms of networking planning. They add what they think will work a...

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by AAvgeek744
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 8103

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

Many Americans are really worried about the environment and “4 engine “ planes are viewed as old and wastefull ... We do? The vast majority of people flying probably could not tell you what kind of airplane they are flying on, and really do not care as long as it gets them where they want to be. Th...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 12687

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

When this thread first opened, I read a few comments. Having flown to JAX a number of times, I know it's not close to getting an international flight. As the number of comments kept growing, I had to read these. It's devolved into a pissing contest about more about NYC and Providence. Jacksonville c...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 3902

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

With the latest generation of narrowbodies, PTY is in an incredible location. Here is a range circle for CFM NEO/MAX: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=&R=3000nm%40pty&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=540x540&PM=* With some investments, PTY could truly become a "hub of the Americas". It's al...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

United.com is still showing IAD-BNA at 3 times daily in July. One of these flights will be flown by Air Wisconsin. I suspect they made that change this week and for some reason that always shows up as a dropped flight on the OAG thread. Might be the same scenario for ORD on United. Also BNA-CLT is ...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

United.com is still showing IAD-BNA at 3 times daily in July. One of these flights will be flown by Air Wisconsin. I suspect they made that change this week and for some reason that always shows up as a dropped flight on the OAG thread. Might be the same scenario for ORD on United. Also BNA-CLT is ...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 5999

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

How about all U.S. airlines merge together and call it Ameriflot? No more mergers!!!

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Enrila's weekly posts show AA cutting a flight from both ORD and CLT. UA is dropping one flight each from ORD and IAD (only 2 flights now for IAD). The only gain I see is WN adding a 4th flight to RDU. United.com is still showing IAD-BNA at 3 times daily in July. One of these flights will be flown ...

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Air Koryo new livery
Replies: 13
Views: 5443

Re: Question about Air Koryo new livery

They fly to three cities from Pyongyang. They don't need very many planes for that.

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by AAvgeek744
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5020

Re: What's next for COS?

Who has ever had COS a focus city? Western Pacific had a connecting hub there, but I don't ever recall COS being a focus city. I am going to guess the poster meant Western Pacific. 30-50 flights a day at peak does not make a city a hub. A connecting focus city yes, but hub was stretching it then as...

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Enrila's weekly posts show AA cutting a flight from both ORD and CLT. UA is dropping one flight each from ORD and IAD (only 2 flights now for IAD). The only gain I see is WN adding a 4th flight to RDU.

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9568

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

I can't see them doing anything until they get the 789 engine issue behind them. Regardless, I think ORD and IAH can co-exist.

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by AAvgeek744
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 8363

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

I've read the unfortunate story of Narita development with many setbacks. Really difficult to get it operating and I guess will not be easy to get a third runway. You can look at Narita on Google maps earth view and still see some of the land that the locals refused to sell. I'd be surprised they w...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I don't know if you saw my comment above, they are going to reconstruct the end of Concourse A once the existing IAB is demolished, straightening it out in the process. This would certainly allow for an extension to be built, but B could also be reconstructed to look like C. I find it baffling BNA ...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I wonder what the feasibility would be of expanding B (long-term) into an L shaped Concourse similar to C to provide more gates? I would figure it would work. I would rather see Concourse A curve at the end, and extend towards 20R. Hey man, don't let people laugh at your hypothetical UA BNA scenari...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9816

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

EA CO AS with the SPIN! Hardly; this is something I've heard repeatedly from locals I know on multiple islands. Dismiss it if you wish, and understand that I'm not hoping for WN to fare poorly. I'm just saying they should probably get the show on the road as quickly as the government and safety par...

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by AAvgeek744
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 6231

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

Once the SkyTeam airlines leave PEK, the Star Alliance airlines will have more room to grow, expand and offer additional connections. That, in theory, can boost PEK's numbers even more. I disagree. Two airports will dilute any Star Alliance build-up, Daxing is going to be pretty big. PEK will lose ...

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by AAvgeek744
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 8193

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

So with all this talk of AA wanting to grow at CLT and DL having the largest hub in the world at ATL, some have been pointing out how UA doesn't have a cheap hub in the southeast. The solution to that? Establish a hub at BNA. It is the only logical city left in the southeast that could be hubbed, s...

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by AAvgeek744
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 78936

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

A second destination to the LA basin would be nice, even though ONT failed a long time ago. BNA is actually one of the top destinations traveled to from ONT that is not currently served nonstop from ONT, and there is an average of 114 passengers who traveled between BNA and ONT in Q2 2017. In addit...

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by AAvgeek744
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

By the time the Metroliners came along and before the merger with NC the only smallish destinations left were MKL and TRI.

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by AAvgeek744
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148708

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

"I would have enjoyed flying Southern TRI-TYS-CSV-SYI (sometimes SYI-CSV)-BNA-MKL-MEM on a Martin 404. Not sure if it originated at TRI though. " The above was actually a quote from AAVgeek744 I messed up when I tried to quote him There were actually 2 trips 1.was MEM MKL BNA TYS TRI and ...

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