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by mariner
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 39104

Re: The Future of ISP

A "real" airline is one with a more traditional business model or a hybrid carrier, like UA, DL, AA or B6. Specifically eliminated are Frontier, Spirit and those airlines who have poor customer service during irregular ops and who nickel and dime you for everything. Frontier's presence at...

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Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 20693

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Aircrafts from Toulouse don't have it, so it might be a German thing only. Aircraft from Toulouse don't have it because "D" is a Greman registration. At Toulouse they have an "F" - as in France - registration. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/VivaAerobus_Airbu...

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by mariner
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 13201

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Makes perfect sense to.me say 2 or 3 times a week in dec-jan. Just like qf did syd yvr. It would make sense to me, too, I've long advocated the route. I think NZ and QF are missing out by ignoring DEN, whose fortunes I've followed since 1998, but my advocacy can't ignore the physics of aircraft, th...

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by mariner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6993

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what actually makes this an indigenous livery? I know QF has done this before, but what part of the livery actually references indigenous people? Without any sort of actual reference, most people would probably assume it to be little more than an elaborate pa...

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by mariner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 13201

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Just heard rumour that nz will fly akl den nonstop from end of year codeshsring with ua but no idea of frequency I think this is bulldust. New Zealand is a very small country with a total population of less than five million. If the national airline were planning a major route, such as AKL-DEN woul...

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by mariner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 40293

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

More families are speaking out in protest at NZ's upcoming Antarctica safety video, this time saying that NZ should sponsor an "Erebus National Memorial" before launching such a video. Are a number of them not the same families re-visited? And this time using their position in indulge in ...

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by mariner
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

A hub operation is expensive; you need a lot of airport capacity for a very brief point of time each day. US airlines have found this to their detriment and have reduced the number of hubs they operate. Airports such as SIN are much more efficient hubs as they are busy all day and don't have huge a...

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by mariner
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

DavidByrne wrote:
The point about a hub is that it’s not reliant on point to point traffic!


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A DRW "hub" should not rely on Darwin traffic.

mariner

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by mariner
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 16114

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

The child is known to have "behavioural problems" and what happens in his home is his parent's business. Whatever counsel they seek is up to them. https://www.yahoo.com/news/passengers-recall-apos-flight-hell-221221452.html "The mother of the child was overheard telling flight attenda...

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by mariner
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

I don't quite see how DRW and DPS are direct competitors apart from their general location. One is a resort island, tacky but established. It has beaches that can be swum at and everything in fairly close proximity. Darwin is a frontier town. You can't swim at most of the beaches due to crocs. Ther...

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by mariner
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

We were talking about DRW - and now Darwin is talking to AJ at Qantas: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-13/darwin-must-be-more-competitive-against-bali/9443486 "Darwin must be more competitive against Bali, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says" The NT seems ready to spend a fair amount of money. m...

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by mariner
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

If an Asian LCC were given cabotage rights ex-DRW, would it be more viable? Whether or not this would be politically acceptable, I don't know. Why not? With Australia's quaint rules for domestic airlines anything can happen. I thought a variant of it is what Tiger (Australia) would do when (pre-Vir...

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by mariner
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

JQflightie wrote:
Well i dont see any more Premium carriers rushing to go to DRW..... unless you are one of the traveling public who think Air Asia is a premium carrier?


Neither do I. That's what provoked the discussion. But does a new airline have to be LLC? I don't know.

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by mariner
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

I think the DRW hub ship has sailed, i look at it like this, why stop and transit in DRW when i can go direct into Asia, via most Capital Australian cities, and connect through the Asian destinations, which IMHO as set up a lot better for connection. the average flying time to DRW via most ports ex...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Then again, Jetstar couldn't make AKL-SIN work Albeit in a less fuel efficient 332 (compared to a 788), while oil was still high, and before New Zealand's current tourism boom. The route was never a success for Jetstar even at 3 x weekly, but part of "making it work" is using the right ai...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

RyanairGuru wrote:
IMHO the difference is population density.

Panama City has 500 million people to the north and 500 million to the south. Dubai and Doha sit between 5 billion people.

Darwin is the gateway to 24 million people.


There are quite a lot of people live to the north and northwest of Darwin.

mariner

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by mariner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

But the majority of territorians either fly south to home cities or Bali as it is cheap and close. For the non Bali Bogan they have silkair to Singapore , MAS dropped out a whille back due to lack of demand . Darwin may simply not be the ideal getaway that people think. Why would you connect from S...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 20131

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

there could be reasons the airport may not share what its tenants future plans are, but it's not for anything remotely close to what you're getting worked up about. In can be close, extremely close to what I was "getting worked up about" - (I live in New Zealand, why would I be getting wo...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

The likes of Canberra, Hobart, Newcastle, Wollongong and Townsville are all significantly larger than Darwin, which is about on par with Ballarat and Toowoomba in terms of population. While it’s remote location does drive a lot of demand, that is predominantly to other cities in Australia. As they ...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 40293

Rim Plus 2 (Ort 3 - whatever).

As has been suggested many many times before, the "Pacific Rim" strategy was never meant to be interpreted literally. It's not an argument for or against anything at all. If and when NZ flies to BOM or JNB/CPT, I fully expect the naysayers to come out swinging with the argument that the a...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 40293

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Why are we having a discussion about MEX and AKL? It sometimes feels like a dartboard is used to predict or suggest new routes, its akin to having people who played football manager believe they have better answers than Mourinho. MEX will not happen in my lifetime since there is virtually no O/D tr...

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by mariner
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 20131

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

My point was your argument made no sense, mixing together the SEC with airport staff not airline staff. The specific point was made by the original poster of "insider info" which, in that case, was airport staff talking about airlines. It doesn't matter where a leak comes from, it'a still...

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by mariner
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 20131

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

overreact much? the airport's air service director isn't a Southwest employee. He or she is a public servant or works for an airport authority. There's no SEC or "insider trading" dude for an airport employee, geez. there could be reasons the airport may not share what its tenants future ...

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by mariner
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 40293

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

I'm just speculating that this may make a flight on NZ less compelling. If it potentially loses MEL feed that MAY impact on a decision whether or not to start a Brazil service from AKL. If an AKL - GRU/GIG can stand on it's own with a possible reduced feed from MEL then it's a moot point. As I unde...

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by mariner
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 40293

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

A consideration, sure, an importent consideration perhaps. But ti hasn't stopped all those Aussies flying on NZ to the the Americas Up until recently, Velocity members could accrue their points on NZ services to the Americas - now, AFAIK, that is not the case? I don't know how much that has changed...

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by mariner
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 40293

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

That's only an advantage if you collect Qantas FF points. Which is, like, a very, very big and important portion of the Australian traveling public? A consideration. A consideration, sure, an importent consideration perhaps. But ti hasn't stopped all those Aussies flying on NZ to the the Americas ....

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by mariner
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 40293

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

And where LA has a definite advantage over NZ is the ability to earn QFF points. That's only an advantage if you collect Qantas FF points. If the EZE flight works ( and I don't know this for sure) through having 40% connecting traffic from Australia then my supposition will be that a Brazil flight ...

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by mariner
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 20131

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

I recommend reaching out to ISP's air service director. They may be willing to share some inside info with you. This has worked for me in terms of learning about TPA's routes. I hope he's very, very careful, because he could be putting his job at risk. You referred to "inside info" and th...

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by mariner
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Noticed the addition of BKG for the Summer. Frontier had steadily built up BKG from 09 to 13 before abruptly pulling out in 14. BKG had got up to 130,000 enplanements before Southwest pulled out and then Frontier bailed months after that and just announcing a big expansion of Denver service a few m...

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by mariner
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

B6 also has nonstop service to FLL from JFK, LGA, EWR, HPN, and SWF, and there are some travelers in Long Island who prefer to fly on B6 out of JFK or LGA over WN or F9 out of ISP. It isn't the comparison I'd have chosen, Frontier and Jetblue don't compete for the same market. There's no Jetblue at...

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by mariner
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

And they were just starting to build up there. They did add ATL and MSP, but cutting MCO while operating 4x week to SAT? Flying RSW AUS-SEA, saturated with AS and DL already. AUS-IND, the third carrier on the route, with potential for DL to enter, RDU-SJU (is tourism back?), AUS-RNO :? AUS-CHS :? A...

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by mariner
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 39104

Re: The Future of ISP

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... es-445736/

"Frontier unveils 35 mostly seasonal routes"

mariner
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evank516 wrote:
For now. I can't possibly see these lasting.


Not past early Fall, no - they're seasonal routes:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... es-445736/

"Frontier unveils 35 mostly seasonal routes"

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by mariner
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

As far as ISP-MIA, F9 does have very close competition with Southwest on ISP-FLL and to a lesser extent ISP-PBI. I haven't followed but possibly Southwest was aggressive in fare matching or discounting. Could be. MIA is very finely balanced because the passenger enplanement costs are so high. It us...

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by mariner
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 6393

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

If anything, WN's move into Denver was, in my opinion, aimed more at United than it was Frontier. United had just emerged from bankruptcy, had earned a poor reputation for service over the past several years, and showed less interest in competing in the domestic market which has long been Southwest...

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by mariner
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 6393

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

On an emotional level, if you were an F9 fan, maybe it felt predatory. But WN really didn't do anything wrong. Remember that WN avoided serving DEN for so long reputedly in protest of DIA's high landing fees. Once F9 was doing somewhat well and when a weak UA was still in bankruptcy did WN realize ...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Did you even read the article? ISP-RSW/MIA/MSY ARE NOT coming back next spring/winter, they are ENDING those routes for good. It IS NOT a seasonal draw down.... Yes, I read the article, but I don't understand how you can make the leap to ISP-DTW/ATL/MSP not doing well. They do well from TTN - every...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

My guess for the makeup of the QANTAS fleet (No real science, just a gut feel). QANTAS 787-9 – 13 aircraft (long haul) 787-10 – 14 aircraft (medium haul) 777X – 20 aircraft A380 – 12 aircraft Jetstar 787-8 – 14 aircraft 787-9 – 6 aircraft So where would you put all those A320 (family) orders? mariner

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by mariner
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

ISP-RSW/MIA is ending in April. Both routes may of originally been scheduled as year round. https://www.newsday.com/business/frontier-florida-macarthur-1.16556812 Whatever was said, or anyone thought, this is standard practice with Frontier, whose schedule falls roughly into two parts - north-south...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Putting it in perspective mariner it's one of many orders. Let's not jump too quick to that conclusion. I'd day maintaining a financial metric is more important that one option. If there us no take up of options in February then I'll start getting a little worried. .. I assume they will order more ...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

More on QF787, sounds like no new orders on Feb22 :( “We are just taking delivery of the aircraft this year so we really want to see the case working and business case performing the way we expected to,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said. “Once we’re comfortable with that, then we will put the order in fo...

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by mariner
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5144

Re: What's next for COS?

F9 started to build up COS similiar to what they are doing now but then completely pulled out the following year. I think they were planning on it being a focus city but never made it Then, Frontier was not yet full ULCC and the good folk at COS would not pay one thin dime more for service from COS...

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by mariner
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 40293

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

IMHO, the single worst item in the current uniform range is the male vest - there is honestly way too much happening on it! :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: http://isaaclikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/male-11.jpg I agree. No matter how clean they are, they always seem to look a bit tacky - even grubby....

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by mariner
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

You lost me there, MIA-LAS was announced in May not July My poor wording, I expect. MIA-LAS was't part of the big July announcement - although some included it - because, yes, it had already been announced in May that it would start in August. ISP and PVD are brand new markets for F9 started last y...

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by mariner
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

MIA-LAS was added in August, before any of the aforementioned routes had even started and before anyone knew how successful their expansion would be in MIA, so it doesn't fit into this equation The big expansion (in;lcuing MIA) was announced in July and MIA-LAS came back in August. They had been fl...

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by mariner
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

I think you know what I mean when I say you are a F9 "fan" No, I don't, because to me it is as used as meaning that I have little or no sense of reality or objectivity and I find that offensive. Either way TTN/ISP/MKE-MIA have all seen service trimmed, so there isn't really a way for you ...

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by mariner
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

For PVD at least, MIA was a new seasonal route on a new airline starting in an off peak month. If it stays at 65% in winter months, then I’d be worried. https://s32.postimg.org/b6wzkd32d/checkmark.gif There are serval issues with that list of load factors, not least being what you and others have s...

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by mariner
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
I know you are a F9 fan, but I think you are avoiding the crux of what is happening here....


What's being "a fan" got to do with pointing that several routes to MIA are seasonal?

So - what is the crux of what is happening here?

mariner

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by mariner
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62549

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

MKE/PVD/TTN-MIA aren't showing up past the first week in April even though they were supposed to be year-round, ISP-MIA is showing n/s flights but they aren't available for booking PVD was announced as seasonal: http://www.pvdairport.com/corporate/news/10-05-2017-frontier-airlines-begins-new-servic...

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by mariner
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 65055

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Look at OOL/AKL with Air Asia X. Their cheapest sale fares are only just a little bit more than the taxes & charges, therefore loss leaders, Yes there might only be 1/2 dozen seats at those promotional fares, but it does help keep everyone else honest. It's more sophisticated than that. They're...

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by mariner
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW
Replies: 30
Views: 4142

Re: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW

For it's domestic network, it has success on routes to/from MCO, LAS and DEN, with some success at MIA/TPA/PBI/RSW seasonally. It hasn't been able to replicate the success that NK has on other domestic flows. I'm surprised you didn't mention CVG. Or ORD. TTN is success in a small way. Not that many...

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