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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/calfresh/eligibility-and-issuance-requirements Non-citizens that are in the U.S. temporarily, such as students or tourists are not eligible just as undocumented individuals are not eligible. No, undocumented children under 26 and adults 55 and old...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

[What benefits do illegals get? Lots of them -- it's shockingly easy to get CalFresh (food stamps, now redeemable at many restaurants) and CalFresh Cash (cash that's intended for household essentials but can be cashed out and spent on anything), no-cost Medi-Cal (now including dental, vision and a ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 20163

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

I'd be very surprised if DL ever returns to FNT. I wouldn't be surprised if F9 moved from DTW to FNT. F9 really seems to be struggling at DTW, as fares are always in the toilet. It'd be ironic -- F9 was in final negotiations to serve FNT in the mid-2000s, when they decided upon DTW at the 11th hour ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

It is the only reason. Which goes back to the point of this thread. CA is not taking a net population loss. Domestically or otherwise. This causes housing prices to rise. No, it's not the only reason. You can assert it's the primary reason, but investors are clearly having an impact on the market. ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Well, it's not SLC. DL has put the route back in their schedule. My guess was SLC. I didn’t think other posters’ rationale why it couldn’t possibly be SLC was that compelling. However, if DL is resumimg it on their own metal, that makes it less likely that VS will fly it. How about something off th...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Net change in housing supply is the definitely the biggest contributor. Next is proximity to marquee employers and transportation. After that, one can get into the weeds on all manner of drivers at the county, district, and block level. To your point - immigration would impact housing prices in Car...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

. That leaves TPA, PHX and SAN. Would anyone consider AUS a sun destination? It’s not going to be AUS. AUS is hardy a packaged tour destination for starters, and KL is launching AMS next year. There’s little chance that much long-haul capacity will be added to AUS that quickly. (Remember there’s a ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Nothing wrong with Cali, if you earn $500,000 to $1 million, don’t mind the regulations (no more plastic spoons, ketchup packets is the latest idiocy); or paying taxes. Horses for courses. What happened with the ketchup packets in Cali? New legislation now requires patrons to request plastic utensi...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Illegal immigration is arguably the biggest contributor toward swelling rents and housing prices. Net change in housing supply is the definitely the biggest contributor. Next is proximity to marquee employers and transportation. After that, one can get into the weeds on all manner of drivers at the...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

SJU? Trying to think of a leisure market VS has not flown to before. VS was indirectly quoted as saying it would be a new route that would serve business and leisure travelers; that was inferred by the a.net community as a leisure destination that has never been flown before, but that’s not necessa...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Please examine more closely the mathematics of that claim. People are 'leaving' because housing is too expensive... because housing is too expensive. What makes housing expensive? What happens to housing markets when people leave in an exodus? Take all the time with that you need. Uh, you do realiz...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

SJU? Trying to think of a leisure market VS has not flown to before. VS was indirectly quoted as saying it would be a new route that would serve business and leisure travelers; that was inferred by the a.net community as a leisure destination that has never been flown before, but that’s not necessa...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Please examine more closely the mathematics of that claim. People are 'leaving' because housing is too expensive... because housing is too expensive. What makes housing expensive? What happens to housing markets when people leave in an exodus? Take all the time with that you need. Uh, you do realiz...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

I’m glad to see people cheer for their hometown, but neither AUS, RDU and not even BNA generate significant domestic tourist air traffic (most of it is via ground), and they’re certainly not going to generate any significant UK tourism. Of course, the forum is trying to get too much out of the PR pi...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Some of the suggestions on here are real head scratchers. First, they said it will be a new route never flown by VS. That eliminates DTW and ORD. I doubt it is MSP either, unless DL plans to cutback its MSP-LHR metal flying and replace that with VS, which seams unlikely. More unlikely is that DL/VS...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 105
Views: 3699

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

You bring up some good points, but numbers don’t lie - the CA exodus is real (it’s estimated that nearly 90% of 2000s high school grads no longer reside here). People overwhelming leave because of either rent or housing affordability, or because they’re cashing in on the equity they built up in thei...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

I doubt it’s DEN, while Norwegian have exited BA are very established and UA has (re-)entered DEN-LHR. It will be very hard for VS to go up against two entrenched competitors with a mega-hub at one end. Im leaning towards AUS. Delta wants to become the ‘legacy of choice’ in AUS (despite being numbe...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

A market pair like Detroit and London is going to have a fair amount of leisure travel in terms of VFR (visiting friends and relatives) traffic. Leisure travel doesn't have to mean vacation travel. The comment was a simple ‘it will serve both business and leisure travelers alike.’ DTW and MSP both ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

A market pair like Detroit and London is going to have a fair amount of leisure travel in terms of VFR (visiting friends and relatives) traffic. Leisure travel doesn't have to mean vacation travel. The comment was a simple ‘it will serve both business and leisure travelers alike.’ DTW and MSP both ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Detroit isnt a leisure destination? Lol In all seriousness SLC attracts lots of Europeans for the national park circle. You dont see alot ski but lots want to visit us national parks. Very different then what you find in Europe. Delta hub for connections is a plus. PHX you have lots of golf and des...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

My guess is it will be SLC. LHR-TPA might be in the cards as well, since it seems VS served that city before. DL-VS coordinate on scheduling, so why would DL pull SLC-LHR only for VS to re-add the route nearly 8 weeks later? DL could’ve merely “transfer” the route and bookings over, as it’s done in...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Actually, DL has dropped SLC-LHR. It would not be surprising if VS took it over (the same happened with SEA). I would be extremely surprised if it is PHX or SAN. Both are important markets, but OW monopolies to LHR. I am sure the JV has way better chances of making these cities work from CDG/AMS (c...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route
Replies: 220
Views: 36003

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Hartford, CT? PHX? AUS to complete with BA+AA with the help of DL? SLC to complement DL's flight? I don't see ORD for the leisure component. I don't see RDU neither due to AA's stronghold in NC. I don't see FLL due to its approximate short distance to MIA. Since the NEW route is VS specific. There ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12103

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

And my point is that UA doesn’t care about what this forum picks up. You also said: Yes, I did. And no other source is reporting that UA will be making an announcement tomorrow, which is exactly my point. Nor did I ever assert that UA cared about this forum -- of course they don't... I found at lea...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1460
Views: 201921

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

It's not my claim though. It's Delta's very own claim. South America demand recovery has been excellent already - AA is already flying more capacity to South America than it did in 2019. MIA was the first large airport to fully recover from COVID. It now has more traffic than pre-COVID and that's e...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 34
Views: 1634

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

"Rare birds," yes, but if you live in the USA, both DL and UA's 753 are relatively easy to catch a ride on. The 764 is more challenging, given that it's now configured for long-haul, but DL's operating the type within the domestic system through at least Q1, mostly to sun destinations.

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12103

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

Since it’s a 12/1 announcement it seems like you’ll need to check back on Thursday. Here are a few previous sustainable fuel stories: https://www.google.com/search?q=united+airlines+sustainable+fuel&prmd=nisxv&source=lnms&sa=X&biw=390&bih=664&dpr=3&ibp=tpf;cl_tp:srp,ui_t...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12103

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

They’re not aiming these for the enthusiast community. They are hoping for a 60 sec puff piece at the end of a news program, a blurb in USA Today, or some social media engagement. Part of it is having a series of releases that build momentum and create a narrative. Have you been able to find a sing...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12103

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

Agreed. PR when done well gets your lots of free media impressions. For a carrier who has long wanted to rehab their image it is smart. Except that most of these announcements generate little buzz outside a.net; even the most notorious click bait blogs don't cover them. Chalk it up to hungry a.net ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12103

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

Why is it mainly UA making all these new announcements so dramatic?! Publicity. United’s PR team deserve every cent they earn. It might seem silly to people who watch the industry closely, but getting in the media for a puff-piece every month is money-can’t-buy advertising. Agreed. PR when done wel...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12103

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

Ziyulu wrote:
UA is bringing back hot meals on domestic flights?


I wonder what % of users read through a thread before responding....

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12103

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

Mystery solved! A one-second Google search yields the headline: United Airlines flight from O'Hare to D.C. Wednesday to be powered by sustainable fuel. https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2021/11/30/united-airlines.html Can we stop creating 'big UA announcement' threads for every P.R. stunt the...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1571
Views: 345585

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

And another question to which I have asked here more then once, and never got a reply...why was B763ER ship #173, N173DN, retired in December 2008, sat in the desert for a few years, was repainted into the current livery, never returned to service and then continued to languish in the desert, befor...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8530

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

phatfarmlines wrote:
Hopefully this news quells any notion on this board that the A339NEO would replace the 767-300. That's too big even if the seat-cost economics are better.


It isn’t news, it’s just DL reiterating that, depending on economic circumstances, the retirement of the 763 is flexible.

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8530

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Considering Ed's comments in 2019 about wanting to be the launch customer of the NMA, I don't think the Delta narrative has changed despite Boeing being in more of black hole than it was then. The fact they are mum about the A321XLR being an option doesn't mean they have excluded it yet either. The...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8530

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Taking a step back further.....what he really comes down to with fuel is just how much of the fuel price increase can they pass along to passengers in increased fares and how does higher prices impact (discressionary) demand. There is a whole of what I would call "fragile" capacity out th...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8530

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Put down the pom poms. The true reason DL operates so many B757 and B767 is because it and NW took delivery of a very large quantity of late model aircraft, and DL remains committed to operating aircraft for their full, useful economic life. Not because there’s not an adequate replacement. Of cours...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8530

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Let’s not get caught into into PR, and stick to facts instead. With 184 B739/A321 scheduled for delivery by early 2027, DL is on pace to replace a substantial portion of its fleet of 116 B757/753. Additionally, it plans on phasing out its fleet of B763 by 2025, although it’s flexible depending upon ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ending 27 routes
Replies: 110
Views: 23886

Re: AA ending 27 routes

This may turn out to be a smart move on AA’s part. According to an article this morning, New York Subway ridership in October was only at 48% of 2019. Trains seem full because there are fewer running. While many areas of the country are coming back to doing business as normal, some aren’t. I don't ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 29966

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021

LAX's econo-lot has been reopened for about a month now I'm referring to Lot E, the surface lot that opened in 2019; pre-COVID, it was $12/day. Apparently the new parking garage the opened last month is being marketed as the new economy lot; it was referenced in the previous response to my posting....

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 29966

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021

Is LAX (and/or SNA) ever going to open its economy parking lot up? Most lots with a shuttle are now charging around $30/day (peak days) with tax. A few weeks ago, the lowest rate I could get (at a secured parking facility) was rooftop parking at WallyPark for around $40/day with tax -- and the gara...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 29966

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021

Is LAX (and/or SNA) ever going to open its economy parking lot up? Most lots with a shuttle are now charging around $30/day (peak days) with tax. A few weeks ago, the lowest rate I could get (at a secured parking facility) was rooftop parking at WallyPark for around $40/day with tax -- and the garag...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 239
Views: 26677

Re: Website is over-moderated

The post that you quoted was deleted. And as a result, your post was as well. Thank you for the response! But the post I quoted (flyinryan99) is still active. It's concerning, because he's making assertions ('local traffic exceeded expectations') without providing any support -- and the hard data s...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 239
Views: 26677

Re: Website is over-moderated

There's an active thread discussing AA's mass route cancellations, one of them being TOL-CLT. Can I get an explanation as to why my postings were deleted? A poster falsely claimed that the route's local traffic exceeded expectations, and that it was COVID / AA's decision to put a 50-seater and match...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 852
Views: 109973

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

There's a loose coloration between population and air service; e.g. compare MEX vs. SIN historically. There are tons of factors -- for example, western airports generally draw larger amounts of local traffic due to their proximity away from population centers. Think of how many places you can reach ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1460
Views: 201921

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Right when AA and UA are doubling down on LHR next summer by exceeding pre-COVID capacity, DL is handing over frequencies to VS. Interesting. Might be because VS has extra jets where DL cut their fleet through COVID and this regains some flexibility to be opportunistic should travel rebound as stro...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 852
Views: 109973

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Some rumors are out there that VS may be returning to DTW with a LHR-DTW flight next summer. While I would be a bit surprised to see VS metal return to DTW, I am less surprised about the DTW-LHR seat count increasing. We have discussed previously about the return of AMS, CDG, MUC, FRA, loss of DTW-...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 852
Views: 109973

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like the 359 is returning to make a brief two-week cameo on DTW-LAX shortly, making three daily domestic departures (the other two to ATL) from DTW.

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1460
Views: 201921

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Sitting on the DL LAX-BOS flight right now and people are boarding. The flight is 100% full, not one single open seat. Coming from BOS it was the same thing. I overheard the flight attendant saying this fight is a complete s***show and DL needs to either add a 5th daily flight, or upgauge the aircr...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 99
Views: 13868

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

Good history. DL and TW both relocated from Concourse C in late 1994. We traveled on a DL MD-88 in late August that year, and ironically flew out of the same gate on an NW 72S shortly before Christmas. The move was clearly recently, as NW was using DL & TW's manual departure boards, with NW stic...

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