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by LAXdude1023
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2273
Views: 308291

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

This is a going to be a problem for airlines. Regardless of what individual may think about their risk level, corporations are going to put in guidance for acceptable travel by their employees based on CDC guidance. They could tell their employees to not take any trips abroad or have to quarantine ...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2273
Views: 308291

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Well.... Looks like you can kiss International travel goodbye, through at least the End of the Year: Kiss goodbye to foreign travel: State Department plans 'Do Not Travel' advisories for 80% of countries due to COVID The U.S. Department of State announced it will be issuing 'Level 4: Do Not Travel'...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA adding seasonal IAD-ATH, EWR-DBV and ORD-KEF
Replies: 132
Views: 23729

Re: United intl route announcement Monday 4/19

Think places that are open and leisure based.

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 13921

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

There’s an awful lot of talk about hubs in “flyover country” here. I guess it depends on what constitutes flyover country. Some of the most successful hubs in the US are in the middle of the country. DEN, DFW, IAH, MSP, ORD, DTW, ATL and CLT are all very successful despite not being on a coast.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

In terms of routes that were cancelled and now are back in June, I see IAH-RIC and IAD-PDX. Looking for others...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Yep should be released any day now. Thanks for the update - I literally follow this thread to know when to shop for my UA flights. I am literally waiting to book an itinerary right now based upon when this thread signals the all clear. I would estimate June is around 93% done it looks like the last...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14
Replies: 47
Views: 7322

Re: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14

Im surprised they chose MTY as the gateway for HRL. Its only a 3 hour drive. It's not exactly the easiest of drives Its not that its difficult. People do it all the time especially from the Mexico site. If you go to the malls in the Valley or Laredo, you see almost as many Mexico license tags as Te...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14
Replies: 47
Views: 7322

Re: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14

Im surprised they chose MTY as the gateway for HRL. Its only a 3 hour drive.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14
Replies: 47
Views: 7322

Re: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14

My bet would be G4 to some northern destinations.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Seeing the 764 in schedules for June...is this still a place holder or are they going to be back in the fleet by that time. On what routes are you seeing them, and on which dates? The 764s are coming back, and at least some are planned to be in service by June, so I'm inclined to say this is not a ...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Looks like they did some SFO updates? All I can find for updates are for SFO. They must be expecting SFO to remain depressed well into the Summer. They look like they are resuming: TPA DFW CLE BNA BOS STS But in June they are still not operating any of these SFO routes, some of which are understand...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Scarebus34 wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
There’s other changes in there as well. Just not convinced it’s complete.


Looks like theyve maybe only updated SFO and LAX.

There were updates to ORD as well.


Just browsing some ORD routes, I dont know. They have ORD-DFW at 6x daily and ORD-AUS at 4x daily. I doubt theyll go to that capacity.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Anything noteworthy? Looks like they did some SFO updates? All I can find for updates are for SFO. They pulled SFO-MCI/OMA off their June schedule is what I found. Finally wising up if they have no intent on operating it. They should both be back by June though in my opinion at 1x daily vs multiple...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Looks like they dropped in the June schedule change last night.


Not really looking that way?


I got two schedule changes for flights in June so they did something.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Scarebus34 wrote:
Looks like they dropped in the June schedule change last night.


Anything noteworthy?

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2273
Views: 308291

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I think business travel will rebound, but the big impact won’t be noticed until next year. My company is DC-based and we work with many large trade associations. Many that typically host large in person conventions. We’re busy right now recording panel discussions and keynotes for virtual events th...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color
Replies: 48
Views: 6551

Re: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color

I would have to say that I wonder how much of this is marketing and how much is genuine. Being woke is the craze du jour.

In the end, so long as they are qualified pilots, Im all for diversity.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2273
Views: 308291

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

That linked video supports my point -- the notion that most business requires in-person meetings is now a relic of a bygone era. Companies and individuals learned how to embrace technology to close deals without the logistical or financial overhead of even one in-person meeting. While some business...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Kirby teasing some sort of "meaningful announcement" next week... https://www.instagram.com/p/CNLQGQ8BhCC/ Wildcard: Houston's the energy capital of the country and a major world energy hub. Maybe there's a broader initiative with some local energy players? Given that the announcement is ...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNLQGQ8BhCC/


Im assuming whatever it is will have to do with Houston since hes filming it here.
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NewYork1K wrote:
Kirby teasing some sort of "meaningful announcement" next week... https://www.instagram.com/p/CNLQGQ8BhCC/


Im assuming whatever it is will have to do with Houston since hes filming it here.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2273
Views: 308291

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Airlines for America published an industry update yesterday. Under their Bull Case scenario passenger volumes recover in 2023. Under the Bear scenario it's still down 15% in full-year 2024, and those are passenger counts, not revenues. See slide #5 https://www.airlines.org/dataset/impact-of-covid19...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to end middle seat blocks- eff. May 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1897

Re: Delta to end middle seat blocks- eff. May 1

Good on them for keeping as long as they did but it wasnt feasible long term. Please blocking the middle seat made you no safer than not blocking it. It was a publicity stunt when they knew loads were never going to approach what they were. So the braintrust got together and said how can we use the...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Schedule looks exactly the same for IAH.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Launching SIN-YVR A359 4x weekly service, October 29th, 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 4424

Re: SQ Launching SIN-YVR A359 4x weekly service, October 29th, 2021

Can the mods actually step in and curb the ridiculous April fools crap we deal with every year?

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Pandemic or not, if people are flying, that’s business for them. Maybe California would shut down again if they decided to, but no matter what happens with case loads, places like Texas and Florida definitely will not. That’s not going to happen again in California. The case rates in the state are ...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Its more of a low revenue vs. no revenue situation. No one is going to make any money for a while. If the added revenue does not cover your variable cost, you end up even deeper in the red. Sometimes its better just not sell something, or fly the flight if it does not generate the revenue to cover ...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Risky strategy IMO. The customer doesn’t care about all of these reasons. AA has more service and better prices, I book with them. 2) The airlines are following the numbers and the money. Pandemic or not, if people are flying, that’s business for them. You two really have offered nothing to refute ...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336417

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Regarding comments about United flying less than AA, lets remember todays market reality of crappy leisure fares and lack of business travel. Flying for the sake of flying might only increase losses. Yes it can generate short-term cash flow as someone like AA needs to cover its heavier debt burden,...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to end middle seat blocks- eff. May 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1897

Re: Delta to end middle seat blocks- eff. May 1

Good on them for keeping as long as they did but it wasnt feasible long term.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241701

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Looks like the schedule is up through May 14. I dont really see any noticeable changes on the domestic front. Yep - we talked about this Saturday night as it went up. It appears to be an extension of the April schedule - we're likely to see the big changes when they post the the rest of May. I noti...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241701

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Looks like the schedule is up through May 14. I dont really see any noticeable changes on the domestic front.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant
Replies: 135
Views: 12255

Re: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant

I’m a boomer, I was raised around airline pilots (parents were good friends with #4 at a major airline, I was taught early on, “don’t say or do anything that wouldn’t be fit for the front page of NYT. Airline pilots of the era said, “don’t embarrass the company”; a version of “ride for the brand”. ...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20730

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Where at JFK would AA put a PHL-sized terminal? And how would they get the requisite slots for that sort of operation? Given the constraints at JFK, the choice wasn't really a choice at all. This. And would you rather compete at super competitive JFK or have a good sized market like PHL to yourself...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant
Replies: 135
Views: 12255

Re: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant

lesfalls wrote:

How come is that the case? Solely in the U.S or generally worldwide too?


Because so many of them come from the military.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant
Replies: 135
Views: 12255

Re: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant

My only concern would be having that conversation at a time when the cockpit is supposed to be sterile. As for his rant, whatever. Counseling? Really? Everyone has their political opinions and views people who oppose them in certain ways. Im liberal myself and Im not bothered by it. I just need him ...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241701

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

AVENSAB727 wrote:
I wonder when IAH-NRT will return.


When more countries open up completely.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new summer point-to-point routes
Replies: 116
Views: 16032

Re: United announces new summer point-to-point routes

Not impressed at all with these adds seeing as they are all on RJ lift. Now, this may lead to upgauging on quite a few other routes, remains to be seen. I think United is still being too conservative in their schedule planning. Only 52% of their 2019 schedule... I think its going to be around 60% i...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 9796

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

For reference here are the largest Vietnamese communities in the US by metro area as of 2019: Los Angeles: 301,103 San Jose: 138,433 Houston: 136,039 Dallas/Fort Worth: 85,421 San Francisco: 80,315 Washington DC: 72,286 Seattle/Tacoma: 67,377 Atlanta: 59,333 San Diego: 50,303 Sacramento: 38,087 Bos...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241701

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

I find people on the west coast go to HI, people on the East coast go to FL/Caribbean, and the middle of the country goes to Mex. Obviously, there are some people from everywhere that want to go to any of those places, but living in NY and my family in CO, it is a pain to get together for a remote ...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 9796

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

For reference here are the largest Vietnamese communities in the US by metro area as of 2019: Los Angeles: 301,103 San Jose: 138,433 Houston: 136,039 Dallas/Fort Worth: 85,421 San Francisco: 80,315 Washington DC: 72,286 Seattle/Tacoma: 67,377 Atlanta: 59,333 San Diego: 50,303 Sacramento: 38,087 Bost...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 9796

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

LAX is the logical choice. It would need to have good connectors to SJC and IAH for sure. Also DFW, SEA, and WAS if they can.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241701

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Still no IAH-OGG :shakehead: While I hate that, I also understand it. People in this part of the country are more likely to travel to Mexico or Central America because its so close. All destinations are less than 3 hours and there are plenty of nonstop flights to all of them. As for connections, th...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program
Replies: 114
Views: 16232

Re: 2020 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program

I really want IAH-ACT to come to fruition but thats an awful lot of money for that.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 429
Views: 48501

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

AV SJO-MIA will resume their legendary services from July 2021. GRUPO TACA abandoned this route 10 years ago or so, in favour of TA SJO-SAL and then TA SAL-MIA and vice versa. The former LACSA operated this segment for years. AV will also resume GUA- JFK/IAD. Don’t know the exact date though. Do yo...

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2273
Views: 308291

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

There’s mounting evidence to suggest that vaccines cut transmission and asymptomatic cases significantly. This is just one and there are more out of Israel in particular. https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-two-doses-of-pfizer-or-oxford-vaccine-reduce-risk-of-transmission-by-more-than-half-study-sh...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1357
Views: 157764

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

UA finally bringing SFO back on May 6th and WN bringing it back May 9th. I know UA has updated their schedule for May not sure if WN has and if it will stick. Neither have updated their May schedule. I was going off of the crankyflier website and as of yesterday he's saying they did. But who knows?...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241701

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

IAH-MGA is back. Thats good stuff!

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241701

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

[url][/url] Amazing. United literally stole AA’s market share in Central America. AA is still big but UA is just massive there now. I was hoping for ORD-GUA but one can only dream. Actually, IAH has been the biggest hub to Central America for a while. It can’t compete with MIA to Latin America as a ...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 32010

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Getting worse in Europe. Germany declares a Covid ‘third wave’ has begun and Italy set for national lockdown through Easter. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/12/germany-declares-a-covid-third-wave-has-begun-italy-set-for-easter-lockdown.html Vaccine rollout in the EU has been appallingly terrible. Only...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241701

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Anecdotally I can safely say that gone are the covid days of being able to choose any flight and expect a whole row to your self. I just took 4 flights last week and had a row to myself every flight.......with the exception of 1 leg which I was upgraded. However, bookings over the next month will b...

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