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by evank516
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 23817

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

The thought of allowing any single airline to effectively control every gate at an airport should make everyone shudder. It's already too concentrated. WN would be arguing the opposite if we were talking about LGA or DCA. And then there's Porter who absolutely dominate CYTZ, the downtown airport in...

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by evank516
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 23817

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

http://www.southwest.com/careers

Go apply for a job and then you can be in the know.
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http://www.southwest.com/careers

Go apply for a job and then you can be in the know.

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by evank516
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 9766

Re: MCI Happenings

Honestly now that there's a Starbucks available in A, KCI is great to fly into. It's 20 yards to the door from the plane on some gates, security is almost never bad, and the entire concept is very O/D friendly. No growth though, I guess, unless A is reopened What? MCI is easily one of the worst air...

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by evank516
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9915


I saw that. And now I see DL2515 to EYW boarding this morning at 9:35. Looks like they delayed it one day as they now said flights are suspended at the end of the day Thursday (9/7).
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tjwgrr wrote:


I saw that. And now I see DL2515 to EYW boarding this morning at 9:35. Looks like they delayed it one day as they now said flights are suspended at the end of the day Thursday (9/7).

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by evank516
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue adds flights, caps fares out of Florida at $99-159
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: JetBlue adds flights, caps fares out of Florida at $99-159

DAB/MCO/JAX-JFK sold out already. MCO-LGA did as well as did MCO-EWR/HPN. MCO-BOS still had one flight on Sat open.

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by evank516
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today

Probably. DL just updated it's travel advisory for Hurricane Irma to include South Florida and the Keys today.

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by evank516
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 42269

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

So Hearing this morning GK pushed a major WN Announcement that was scheduled for yesterday because of the on going Events in HOU,HRL and CRP. More schedule releases and announcements to come sometime in the next 2 weeks pending the aftermath of Harvey! Good on GK and WN for pushing what ever it is ...

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by evank516
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today

Per EYW's website (http://www.eyw.com) the airport will shut down to commercial flights at the end of the day today. I believe the last flight to depart will be DL567 to ATL at 5:50 PM. Better safe than sorry despite the change in the projected path of the storm. EYW is susceptible to flooding due t...

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by evank516
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite announces HPN-SRQ
Replies: 12
Views: 2053

Re: Elite announces HPN-SRQ

I can't possibly see this working out. AA couldn't even hold down HPN-MIA. That's because AA is cowardly. However you are correct, unless Elite gets the PR out that this is a route and prices are decent we will have to see how it goes. Yes, but they also have B6 flying HPN-TPA/RSW which technically...

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by evank516
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual UA EWR Winter upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 2720

Re: Unusual UA EWR Winter upgrades

Another thing to point out is that these are all short haul flights, and I'm willing to bet that if these flights stand they are going to RON in an outstation. This way they get to add on another small leg for the plane to make some money and they can overnight at an airport that is cheaper to do so...

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by evank516
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 110
Views: 9725

Re: What's The Most

Key West. Not only for the runway, but for lack of jetways to really give you that tropical vibe, and it is also the only airport I've ever flown to where you enter the terminal outside of the sterile area upon arrival. You walk right into the baggage claim area as soon as you enter the building. If...

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by evank516
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite announces HPN-SRQ
Replies: 12
Views: 2053

Re: Elite announces HPN-SRQ

I can't possibly see this working out. AA couldn't even hold down HPN-MIA.

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by evank516
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 42269

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Southwest does have opportunities to further expand domestically out of OAK since Southwest could possibly also add nonstop service from OAK to at least MSP, IND, CLE, SAT, TPA, MCO, and FLL. Southwest will also have room to add additional domestic flights out of LAX after Terminal 1 renovations ar...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 42269

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

It seems pretty clear WN is going to only expand internationally and to/from CA. At least those markets seem to be the current growth strategy. Everything else is either seasonal or seeing cuts where it just isn't working. So, if we are to speculate, the points made in this discussion around CA and...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4557

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

KISM (Kissimmee Airport) is only 8 miles from Disney. It is the closest to the attractions, but no service. MCO is best, it take only 15-20 minutes bus transfer via the Magical Express to Disney. If you are staying on Disney property I think it is even included and you don't have to mess with your ...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4557

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

I dont get how LAL cannot attract all those European charters VS SFB... it is way closer to Disney, closer to the resorts in the Davenport/Celebration area and also closer to TPA and Busch Gardens?? Someone in the airports PR is not doing their job... I did google maps to Magic Kingdom.. LAL is 45....

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by evank516
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4557

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

I dont get how LAL cannot attract all those European charters VS SFB... it is way closer to Disney, closer to the resorts in the Davenport/Celebration area and also closer to TPA and Busch Gardens?? Someone in the airports PR is not doing their job... SFB is designed with the charter market in mind...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4557

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

I just read the article. The one thing I can completely guarantee is that you will NOT see B6 there. Not going to happen. Not no way, not no how. They already serve Central Florida at three different airports (TPA, MCO, and DAB) and then even SRQ to the south of TPA. They've got each separate zone o...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4557

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

Last month I got from The terminal at TPA to Lakeland in just under an hour. It was midday and the traffic didn't slow except at the infamous I-275/1-4 interchange. Still I wonder if DL Connection or American Eagle would ever be interested. Beyond that I don't see it. I recall when DL Connection pr...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4557

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

LAL is along the busy I-4 Corridor. From west to east you have 5 airports that have commercial service already in place: PIE, TPA, MCO, SFB, and DAB. Let's also not forget that LAL has Sun n Fun Annually which could hamper operations from taking place during that event. They have more than one runwa...

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by evank516
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 16023

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

B6 will do fine to JFK. 7-8 flights on 2 different airlines is fine. BOS, there is a lot more competition. They need a more agressive schedule and BOS business people. MCO and FLL are for feed. Nothing more. They can get you from ATL to SJU etc now Who is going to want to fly ATL-FLL-SJU on B6 when...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 9461

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

No, they couldn't. The Wright Compromise prohibits WN from serving DFW if they're serving DAL. The wright compromise (thru 2024 ONLY) requires WN to give up a DAL gate for every DFW gate it picks up. WN isn't prohibited from flying out of DFW. WN can do anything it wants starting in 2025. But as ot...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers
Replies: 16
Views: 3055

Re: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers

I think we've covered all of the majors in terms of "scandals" for 2017 now. UA had a big one, AA had one, DL I think even had one, B6 with the birthday cake, and now WN. Looks like we're covered. Oh wait, we still have to wait for AS/VX to go this year.

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by evank516
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA commits CRJ's to HVN
Replies: 43
Views: 9263

Re: AA commits CRJ's to HVN

To add, it looks like AA is bringing the ER4 into ISP for their PHL flights.

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by evank516
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 9461

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Could Southwest Airlines lease gates in the DFW Terminal E Satellite Terminal in 2025 when it can start service out of DFW without having to give up gates at Dallas Love Field? They could... but they won't. I daresay we'd likely see scheduled WN flights at LHR before we'd see scheduled WN flights (...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 16023

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

I've been waiting for this to happen. Assumed someone would take the chance as MCO is south of town and Seminole County as well as SW Volusia has grown enormously in the last 15 years. SFB with one full service or traditional LCC (not Allegiant!) could really make a dent there IMO. I expected this ...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 16023

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

It would have been interesting to see a larger carrier (DL, AA, UA, WN, B6, etc) enter SFB in some way, shape or form. It's about half an hour away from MCO (via 417 and 528). If you were going to capture this "Northern Orlando" region, your options would either have been DAB or SFB. With...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 16023

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

If ATL-MCO on F9 and NK does well with VFR, it be interesting niche if B6 tried ATL-SFB. The northern part of the Orlando region is growing and towns like Lake Mary have corporate business and this area is much closer to SFB, and SFB is easier to get in through gate than MCO, but B6 instead went fo...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near country borders
Replies: 32
Views: 1765

Re: Airports near country borders

ELP and DTW come to mind. Also HUL (Houlton, ME) which is a GA airport, but it is right against the US/Canada Border.

Also Sault Ste Marie and Abbotsford.

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by evank516
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 16023

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetb ... wsid=47472

Not that ATL is often a final destination airport of mine (one time), but glad to know I have another option out of JFK now.
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Press Release from jetBlue:
http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetb ... wsid=47472

Not that ATL is often a final destination airport of mine (one time), but glad to know I have another option out of JFK now.

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 9436

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

b777900 wrote:
I thought DCA can not handle the 737-900 ER how did that change>? I know DL has made lots of route aircraft adjustments with new aircraft coming but DL will use the 737-900 ER to ATL..


LGA can handle them. No reason why DCA can't.

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 14346

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

Simply more flights? Maybe a little focus like DL does in RDU? (Which is why I mentioned it in the first place) Also, besides the point. If it takes so many years to build a new terminal then we don't know what WN's operational structure will be like. They may downsize one market. I'm just not convi...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 42269

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Every time one of these schedule extensions comes out I worry about what's going to happen to us out here in Amarillo. We're down so much from when I moved out here in 2008. We're down to only four flights a day to Love Field and one to Las Vegas. It seems to me that if they cut any more they'll lo...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 14346

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

If this happened earlier it would have been MCI instead of STL for the hub. WN implied this many times, but KC was too slow to act It has been mentioned many times that WN is interested in expanding at MCI pending a new terminal. I still think we'd see an increase in flights should KCMO come to the...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 42269

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I am a little surprised at MCI's lack of flights to NYC. No AA, just one WN, 3 UA (RJS) and 4 or 5 DL (RJS). Is there just not that much traffic on that route or are they making a lot of people connect? I am sure there are PDEW numbers somewhere but I am too lazy to look them up. I would guess UA m...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 14346

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

Pretty sure WN would be all over MCI if this happened. Even more than they already are. Why would WN want another hub at MCI? STL, MDW, and even DEN are too close, plus WN already has a insane amount of "focus cities" LAX/OAK/DEN/PHX/HOU/DAL/STL/MDW/BNA/FLL/BWI/MCO/ATL/LAS/AUS. Sure WN wa...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 42269

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Not that I expect it, but a second LGA-MCI flight might work if/when they acquire additional slots. Sure, they have the connections through MDW and STL, but their one daily flight is usually filled to the brinks and with AA leaving the market (again), we're down to 4 RJs and a 737 per day. I am a l...

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 42269

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Not that I expect it, but a second LGA-MCI flight might work if/when they acquire additional slots. Sure, they have the connections through MDW and STL, but their one daily flight is usually filled to the brinks and with AA leaving the market (again), we're down to 4 RJs and a 737 per day.

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by evank516
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 14346

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

F27500 wrote:
sw733 wrote:
Please tell me which airlines are expanding and creating hubs in the US...



... Much less, in MCI ..


Pretty sure WN would be all over MCI if this happened. Even more than they already are.

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by evank516
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 42269

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

stlgph wrote:
Southwest does not fly Newark or Laguardia from Baltimore.


But they do fly to ISP from Baltimore, and according to the FAA ISP does officially count as the NYC Area.

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by evank516
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA commits CRJ's to HVN
Replies: 43
Views: 9263

Re: AA commits CRJ's to HVN

Leave aside Dash-8 or CRJ-200, the bigger question is, why are you guys flying from PHL-HVN when you can take Amtrak Acela Express city center to city center in 3 hours? Even if the flight is 1hr, getting to airport, security, and getting to city from airport doesn't save much time over the train! ...

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by evank516
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paine Field the passenger flights
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Paine Field the passenger flights

UA is also planning 6 daily flights to be split between SFO and DEN.

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by evank516
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 6494

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

CLT, CVG, RDU
I once was picked up in ATL and drove to Murphy, NC so never actually visited the Atlanta area, but used the airport as a destination point once. RDU was back in the AA Hub days.

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by evank516
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 11243

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

Home airport is JFK:
-Second daily flight to DAB (preferably a late night departure from JFK)
-MCI

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by evank516
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With No First Class Service
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Airports With No First Class Service

In the Northeastern US I can think of some:
ISP, HVN, BGM, SWF, ORH, ITH (I think)

Also all EAS airports in the Continental US

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by evank516
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When's the last time your captain used full power for takeoff?
Replies: 17
Views: 2101

Re: When's the last time your captain used full power for takeoff?

737-700
EYW-ATL
Partly cloudy, light winds out of the ESE
4,801 foot runway

Pretty sure these are always full throttle take offs. Aren't most take offs from SNA full throttle too?

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by evank516
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 22777

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Now Flown:
8/11: B6 483 JFK-MCO
8/12: B6 284 MCO-JFK

Newly booked:
9/2: B6 393 JFK-DAB
9/4: B6 500 DAB-JFK

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by evank516
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Aircraft (Looks/Experience)
Replies: 23
Views: 1746

Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Aircraft (Looks/Experience)

Favorite Looks: MD-80 Favorite Experience: Toss up between the MD-88 and 737-700 (DL). Love those JT8D sounds, but man that 737-700 gave me the best take off/landing experiences of my life in EYW. Least Favorite Looks: A380 (just too awkward looking to me) Least Favorite Experience: CRJ-200. You bre...

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