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by evank516
Wed Dec 28, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 552274

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Gary Kelly always kicked this bucket down the road, now it's Bob's job to get this turd corrected. You knew how WN ran things for years, they lagged in every area of IT for decades. Took forever to move to Amadeus. Now the back office systems is suffering the employees and passengers. Actually, I’d...

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by evank516
Mon Dec 26, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

Do you think B6 just needs more time to build up the market? How did AS and NK perform during their first year in KC? Business travel hasn't fully recovered yet and the airline is still relatively unknown to KC. I’ll give you the lack of brand recognition. Not just in KC, but the Midwest as whole. ...

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by evank516
Mon Dec 26, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Here’s an odd one. Delta is running an A220 on JFK-MCI from March 9-April 9. I know it can still change but this is definitely odd even for a placeholder schedule. Wonder what’s happening here? Not odd at all. Freeing up RJ time on a longer route so it can be used elsewhere. They’re doing this on m...

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by evank516
Mon Dec 26, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

No it was an A220. Very empty. My JFK-MCI flight tomorrow is looking much more full and it’s an A320. Okay, here’s a weird one. DL is upgauging JFK-MCI to mainline effective March 9 and it seems to run through the first part of April. I don’t know what is justifying the upgauge, but it’s on the sch...

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by evank516
Mon Dec 26, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Here’s an odd one. Delta is running an A220 on JFK-MCI from March 9-April 9. I know it can still change but this is definitely odd even for a placeholder schedule. Wonder what’s happening here?

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by evank516
Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

I just flew them to JFK on Thursday. The flight was empty. I wouldn’t even give it a 50% load factor. I’m going to be honest as much as I love having them on the JFK-MCI route I don’t see it lasting. The lack of pax was concerning, even for a new station. Was this one of the flights that got upguag...

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by evank516
Mon Dec 26, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

How long does JetBlue take before expanding new cities? I just flew them to JFK on Thursday. The flight was empty. I wouldn’t even give it a 50% load factor. I’m going to be honest as much as I love having them on the JFK-MCI route I don’t see it lasting. The lack of pax was concerning, even for a ...

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by evank516
Mon Dec 26, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

How long does JetBlue take before expanding new cities? I just flew them to JFK on Thursday. The flight was empty. I wouldn’t even give it a 50% load factor. I’m going to be honest as much as I love having them on the JFK-MCI route I don’t see it lasting. The lack of pax was concerning, even for a ...

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by evank516
Fri Dec 23, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts
Replies: 185
Views: 26165

Re: Pre-Christmas 2022 Midwest Snowstorm impacts

Made it out of MCI yesterday to JFK. 1 hour delay due to needing fuel and the main fuel lines at the airport being frozen. Otherwise very uneventful.

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by evank516
Tue Dec 20, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

I don't think NYC traffic will ever be what it was pre-pandemic again. This high frequency RJ service from NYC is no longer needed. They can consolidate frequencies and upgauge aircraft on some of these routes and probably do just fine. For example, some cities with 5x RJ frequencies to NYC could p...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Depends on when. It’s bounced between RJ, Mainline, and a combo for years. DTW JFK has had far more regional presence, would be great to see some shift to the 220. MSP-JFK was mainline for years before the pandemic with A319s, A320s, and 717s and they were about to introduce A220s. Capacity on that...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 20, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

There’s currently mainline on one of the 3 daily MSP-JFK flights. Jeremy Used to be all mainline. Depends on when. It’s bounced between RJ, Mainline, and a combo for years. DTW JFK has had far more regional presence, would be great to see some shift to the 220. MSP-JFK was mainline for years before...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

It’s slot squatting. They don’t have enough staffing to best utilize HPN slots right now. All airlines are slot squatting to some extent due to the pilot shortages. There are no slots at HPN. HPN is limited to the number of passengers that can pass through every hour or something like that. But the...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Unrelated: is DL's HPN-BOS service viable? A cursory glance at flights for January shows many empty seat maps. It seemed like an ill-advised, knee-jerk response to MX's rapid expansion there when it was first announced. I expect it will be axed by summer. It’s slot squatting. They don’t have enough...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts
Replies: 185
Views: 26165

Re: Pre-Christmas 2022 Midwest Snowstorm impacts

I’m supposed to fly MCI-JFK on B6 on Thursday. They just emailed me about the weather but I’m not sure if I should act yet.

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by evank516
Mon Dec 19, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1611
Views: 333278

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Has B6’s operational performance and reliability improved recently? I haven’t heard much in the way of operational problems with them in recent months. Yes it has. The weather has also been extremely cooperative. That’s my worry. I’m on the MCI-JFK flight on Thursday and the forecast is snow and wi...

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by evank516
Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1611
Views: 333278

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Has B6’s operational performance and reliability improved recently? I haven’t heard much in the way of operational problems with them in recent months.

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by evank516
Thu Dec 15, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

Just as a heads up, B6 will be dispatching A320s & A321s during the holiday season on select da tes. They're also adjusting their schedule temporarily. JFK-MCI is RON and departs in the morning MCI-JFK which means they're operating as turns as opposed to the normal BOS-MCI-JFK. B6 will be upgra...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1611
Views: 333278

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

CLE can likely support B6 nonstop service to JFK if B6 has extra slots available at JFK, and the other B6 cities in the Midwest (ORD/DTW/MCI/MKE/MSP) already have B6 nonstop service to JFK. Does B6 have any extra slots available to add CLE-JFK nonstop service? Would B6 be able to undercut the US3 o...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 18265

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022

A while back last year, there was talk about UST bringing in AA flights to/from CLT if they'd won the small community air service grant ( which they did ). Do we have an update of sorts on what's going on regarding that? AA to UST makes no sense from my view. My girlfriend lives off of FL-207 and c...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 18265

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022

I saw that this afternoon. Not a bad idea from a business standpoint. This reminds me of the time Air Canada announced YYZ-DAB. YYZ-DAB was going to be operated by a CR2. That would have been one long RJ flight. I did DAB-ORD on UA in a CRJ back in the day in the dead of winter. Because of winds/we...

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by evank516
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 18265

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022

Confirmation that Sunwing is postponing Melbourne launch to next year. https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2022/11/23/sunwing-airlines-postpones-flights-melbourne-canada-until-fall-2023-halifax-toronto-winnipeg/10758773002/ I saw that this afternoon. Not a bad idea from a business standpoint. T...

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by evank516
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 326
Views: 65765

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

Anyone have an idea what jeblue plans on doing up at SWF? They haven't returned since the Pandemic, yet it still pops up all over their web site even though nothing is bookable even into the spring. Frontier has moved and Allegiant has increased service. Play is there, but the majors have all left....

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by evank516
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16
Replies: 126
Views: 19578

Re: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16

We're already b*tching in KC. IND and MCI are about to learn a valuable lesson. Incentives only go so far, there are only so many cities that make sense to add, airlines prefer proven markets and we're reaching the bottom of the barrel in terms of airlines adding new long haul routes. Where's the c...

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by evank516
Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16
Replies: 126
Views: 19578

Re: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16

Isn't it a bit late for TATL announcements? Those seem to be Sept-Oct reveals for the next Summer. It'd be a blow for both CMH, but perhaps bigger for IND, which was explicitly named at one point as on BA's radar. As an IND traveler, I will be furious if CVG were to get BA before IND. The MCI peopl...

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by evank516
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1611
Views: 333278

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

I noticed a scheduled cancellation for MCI-JFK on Christmas Eve. MKE-JFK is operating. Performance or aircraft availability? Both…. Loads aren’t looking great…. Plus delays in 220 deliveries…. Usually a 220 flies this route but now they’ve been putting an E190 on it. However, the E190 might be the ...

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by evank516
Mon Nov 07, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1611
Views: 333278

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

I noticed a scheduled cancellation for MCI-JFK on Christmas Eve. MKE-JFK is operating. Performance or aircraft availability?

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by evank516
Sat Nov 05, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to reduce flying by 20% in 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 12889

Re: SkyWest to reduce flying by 20% in 2023

on an ASM cost, the 220 is much better, however many of the markets SKYWEST flies into can not come close to breaking even using a 220 bird. Oh no no, I was thinking more about the majors purchasing the A220 in place of having to fly regionals. I know there’s clauses and whatnot, but if they can’t ...

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by evank516
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

strangeplanes wrote:
evank516 wrote:
strangeplanes wrote:
looks like A220s throughout the week now


Yeah it looks like it starts the week of Thanksgiving. This is a great change!

2 of 4 A220s. Love it


They seem to disappear the week before Christmas. Not sure if the schedule is finalized yet though.

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by evank516
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to reduce flying by 20% in 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 12889

Re: SkyWest to reduce flying by 20% in 2023

Wondering if more airlines will consider purchasing the A220? Is it really as cost efficient as it was marketed to be? on an ASM cost, the 220 is much better, however many of the markets SKYWEST flies into can not come close to breaking even using a 220 bird. Oh no no, I was thinking more about the...

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by evank516
Mon Oct 31, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to reduce flying by 20% in 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 12889

Re: SkyWest to reduce flying by 20% in 2023

Wondering if more airlines will consider purchasing the A220? Is it really as cost efficient as it was marketed to be?

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by evank516
Wed Oct 19, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

LGA-MCI is getting A220s now. 1x Saturday only until the week of thanksgiving (x Nov 12) then 2x daily except Sat (1x) and all RJs on Sunday. Now going through the week before Christmas but I’m guessing the schedule isn’t finalized that far yet.

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by evank516
Fri Oct 07, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

strangeplanes wrote:
evank516 wrote:
strangeplanes wrote:
looks like A220s throughout the week now


Yeah it looks like it starts the week of Thanksgiving. This is a great change!

2 of 4 A220s. Love it


Hope this is a permanent change!

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by evank516
Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

Flying back on the afternoon LGA-MCI nonstop on WN yesterday, it was only me and 59 of my closest friends. And yet Delta is upgauging a Saturday frequency starting this month. Runs through the end of the finalized schedule right now with November 12 as the exception. looks like A220s throughout the...

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by evank516
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

3-4 times per year? That's it? I've been flying this route 2x weekly, or 100+ times per year... You missed the update. Saturday upgauge Oct 8-Nov 5. Also I never said all frequencies should be upgauged, just 1 or 2 at peak times. Flying back on the afternoon LGA-MCI nonstop on WN yesterday, it was ...

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by evank516
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2447
Views: 505683

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

When will Delta have its schedules finalized through Thanksgiving?

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madg wrote:


Traded DAB for MLB I guess.

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by evank516
Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

Try again bud, the one coming back this afternoon has 50+ open seats. Um, cool? One flight out of two daily on one day? I mean, it’s not like I didn’t fly the route on WN 3-4 times per year up until a certain point. 3-4 times per year? That's it? I've been flying this route 2x weekly, or 100+ times...

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by evank516
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

Meanwhile WN’s flights are always full… Try again bud, the one coming back this afternoon has 50+ open seats. Um, cool? One flight out of two daily on one day? I mean, it’s not like I didn’t fly the route on WN 3-4 times per year up until a certain point. Heh, Saturday only upgauge once daily so fa...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 25, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

Good grief, give it a break already. I fly this route 2x weekly and it's rarely full. It does not need to be upgauged. Meanwhile WN’s flights are always full… Try again bud, the one coming back this afternoon has 50+ open seats. Um, cool? One flight out of two daily on one day? I mean, it’s not lik...

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by evank516
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

Funny enough, didn't someone here say earlier that B6 was pleased with the performance? Do you feel B6 will pull the plug? Any idea on how AS and NK performed when they first started? MCI-NYC has far more competition than MKE or even most cities of its size. We have AA, B6, DL, UA & WN. It also...

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by evank516
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

In what world is that terrible? Its been a slow start for sure but is it really that bad? B6 fares have been fairly low for many cities (from DEN its under $120 for some flights) recently and its MCI loads/marketshare has been steadily increasing. Market share for B6 at MCI for June was at 1.6 whic...

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by evank516
Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

Ditto for MKE as well. Might be a winter change. B6 commonly used the E190 to ORD, CLE and MSP during their first few years of service as well. Hopefully. That A220 is a NICE plane. Very comfortable ride. A220 deliveries are not coming as fast as they hoped. They moved E90 away from FLL for operati...

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by evank516
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

trexel94 wrote:
evank516 wrote:
B6 is downgauging to the E190 in the fall.

Ditto for MKE as well. Might be a winter change. B6 commonly used the E190 to ORD, CLE and MSP during their first few years of service as well.


Hopefully. That A220 is a NICE plane. Very comfortable ride.

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by evank516
Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 313
Views: 59450

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

B6 is downgauging to the E190 in the fall.

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by evank516
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 526
Views: 94331

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

The main thing I’m wondering here is if B6 is going to use this acquisition to their advantage and finally fill that infamous hole in the middle of the country that they have. The only 2 new dots they added are MCI and MKE.

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by evank516
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Student Pilot Arrested for DUI
Replies: 21
Views: 5493

Re: Student Pilot Arrested for DUI

Also a private pilot here, and I fly out of MKC. Trying to figure out why a student pilot was flying solo at night. As far as I know solo flights at night are prohibited by student pilots.

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by evank516
Wed Jul 13, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 18265

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022

I agree 100% I have a feeling TUI is doing a marketing blitz and I wouldin't be surprised if some flights are just dedicated for cruse pax. Nice to see MLB on the rise again. Latest rumor is WN is looking at MLB. This area is exploding with people, it would do so well with some domestic competition...

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by evank516
Wed Jul 13, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 326
Views: 65765

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

AmericanAir88 wrote:
evank516 wrote:
What’s with JFK-MSP being on CR9s? That was mainline until last spring.


Before last Spring it was operated by B717s. I am surprised they use crjs for JFK-MSP. If I ever need to get to MSP, ill use LGA.


I believe they were mixing in A319s and A320s too. Maybe the A220.

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by evank516
Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 18265

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2022

They used to serve Sanford. Now they serve MLB. I live a half hour from Melbourne international airport give or take and it's one of the highway it's on my drive to work. A big advantage to MLB over SFB is the fact that you don't need to deal with I-4 to get to the tourist areas. The drive from San...

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