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by LAXdude1023
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 210
Views: 44543

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

I give it a week, tops. With 1/10 of arriving passengers from South Africa testing positive at AMS yesterday… it would be a PR (and likely financial) nightmare to continue to fly the route for now. It seems this variant truly is as contagious as they suggest I would bet any amount of money that Omi...

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 210
Views: 44543

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

Delta and United says no planned changes to their routes. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/delta-united-not-revising-south-africa-flights-amid-variant-concerns-2021-11-26/ I give it a week, tops. With 1/10 of arriving passengers from South Africa testing positive at AMS yesterday…...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 10931

Re: Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022

Boof02671 wrote:
And DL doesn’t have a hub in RDU.


I have laid out specific sections for focus cities. They fell into that category.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 10931

U.S. Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022

I've wanted to do a hub comparison thread for a while. This one will focus on the number of destinations served. My goal is to classify hubs by function for the airline and dissect the different strategies each airline has. I think most of us probably are aware of the different approaches airlines t...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Looks like IAH-TXK materialized. This one will no doubt be cancelled when the grant money runs out.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN officially launches nonstop SGN-SFO scheduled service using the 787-9
Replies: 86
Views: 12619

Re: VN officially launches nonstop SGN-SFO scheduled service using the 787-9

I think this will be a great way to flush money down a toilet.

The market to Asia is in the toilet and this was already a low fare market.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2280
Views: 289250

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Here are the current number of destinations served from each hub by AS. I am not including destinations that have been suspended and not put in the schedules. I did these manually based on what is in GDS (based on destinations bookable in this winter, spring, and summer) so feel free to double chec...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ending 27 routes
Replies: 110
Views: 23643

Re: AA ending 27 routes

Not one cut from DFW. Speaks to the strength of that hub.

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2280
Views: 289250

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Here are the current number of destinations served from each hub by AS. I am not including destinations that have been suspended and not put in the schedules. I did these manually based on what is in GDS (based on destinations bookable in this winter, spring, and summer) so feel free to double chec...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8318

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

We have a terrorism no fly list, add a new category to the list for disruptive passengers. That’s like trying to inspect quality in rather than designing and building quality. You can’t force proper behavior, it has to indoctrinated at an early and we’ve failed miserably. If you put in place harsh ...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2280
Views: 289250

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Here are the current number of destinations served from each hub by AS. I am not including destinations that have been suspended and not put in the schedules. I did these manually based on what is in GDS (based on destinations bookable in this winter, spring, and summer) so feel free to double check...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 459223

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Here are the current number of destinations served from each major by WN. I am not including destinations that have been suspended and not put in the schedules. I did these manually based on what is in GDS (based on destinations bookable in this winter, spring, and summer) so feel free to double che...

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2361
Views: 391158

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Here are the current number of destinations served from each hub by B6. I am not including destinations that have been suspended and not put in the schedules. I did these manually based on what is in GDS (based on destinations bookable in this winter, spring, and summer) so feel free to double check...

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2956
Views: 466586

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Here are the current number of destinations served from each hub by AA. I am not including destinations that have been suspended and not put in the schedules. Im not double counting destinations, but if a destination is served from a hub by both mainline and express, I count it in the mainline total...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 506
Views: 78343

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

b777900 wrote:
When IS AUS going to get a new Asian airline with NS to NRT OR HND or ICN?


Demand to Asia is in the dumpster.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1448
Views: 197653

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Here are the current number of destinations served from each hub by DL. I am not including destinations that have been suspended and not put in the schedules. Im not double counting destinations, but if a destination is served from a hub by both mainline and express, I count it in the mainline total...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Are there any thoughts on when we could see UA scale up in Canada? Is demand still really weak up there?

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Here are the current number of destinations served from each hub by UA. I am not including destinations that have been suspended and not put in the schedules. Im not double counting destinations, but if a destination is served from a hub by both mainline and express, I count it in the mainline total...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

It would be great if United can get UA149, daily EWR-GRU to have a better on-time record. Currently 80% are delayed 30 minutes or more, with the majority of those delays more than 60 minutes, causing major headaches for a whole lot of connecting people. It's gotten to where I'm looking at flying LA...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair announces DFW, BUS, HND
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

Re: Finnair announces DFW, BUS, HND

AA can fill a flight from DFW to any city , Finnair will find Dallas surprisingly positive. AA can absolutely not fill a flight from DFW to any city. What an outrageous statement. There are many routes from DFW that AA has discontinued in the past, many with significantly higher demand than HEL. Th...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33737

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

Is there a site that list the international carriers at both DFW and IAH? Only looking at airlines that have currently scheduled flights to the airports. Not counting those that have suspended service. That means no WS for DFW or CA and ET for IAH. DFW AeroMexico Air Canada Air France Avianca Briti...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33737

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

Isn’t Ethiopia in the middle of a Civil War? I doubt that ET is too terribly concerned about re-starting Houston at the moment. As for IB and AY appearing at DFW, why on earth would anyone think that they should be at IAH instead? IAH isnt in OneWorld nor is United a JV partner with either airline....

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33737

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

Isn’t Ethiopia in the middle of a Civil War? I doubt that ET is too terribly concerned about re-starting Houston at the moment. IAH is the largest source of traffic to Nigeria in the United States. It would have very little to do with Ethiopia if and when they restore it and everything to do with c...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33737

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

Man, you guys are killing it up there! A big congrats to my previous home airport!

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Capacity cuts aren't necessarily route drops, nor are they as dramatic as dropping a destination entirely. But destination drops have to be expected as CR2/E145s go away. Some markets are going to be too thin and/or too non-premium to use the extra seats/Y+/F of a CR7/E75/CRJ550. Ill say it again b...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.
Replies: 39
Views: 7456

Re: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.

A classic case of being aggressively hit on. There is no "assault" here. Its uncomfortable and the FA shouldnt have done it, but the rhetoric is over the top. The FA allegedly grabbed the passenger and groped them. That goes beyond just being aggressively hit on. Ok, I missed that part. T...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.
Replies: 39
Views: 7456

Re: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.

A classic case of being aggressively hit on. There is no "assault" here. Its uncomfortable and the FA shouldnt have done it, but the rhetoric is over the top.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Well for starters maybe DL would be interested in working with them (unlike UA) and AF-KL wouldn't be as hostile towards them as LH Group is. After all, from all Star Alliance members TK seems to be the friendliest with Aegean and Egyptair. Two markets that are important for them and they would hav...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

A decent onboard product? Free luggage on transatlantic flights? They fly to almost all countries in the world and so on. I was talking about what does Skyteam offer to TK that Star doesn’t? Well for starters maybe DL would be interested in working with them (unlike UA) and AF-KL wouldn't be as hos...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

DEN is a unique market and has the following aspects which inflate O&D demand: - Denver is very isolated, you have to fly to get anywhere else. The closest cities are KC, SLC, Omaha, or Albuquerque, all an 8 hour drive. - Denver is a very highly educated city, like BOS, and thus has a higher O&...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Interesting, I didn't know Denver had such strong O&D demand. Then the only way Denver could work for TK is if they would mostly rely on either selling connections for locals (from IST) or to offer 2 stop connections via UA. If I'm not mistaken Denver is one of the top 10 fastest growing cities...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Wow, I wish they would just join Delta's Skyteam, that would be quite a team. Is there something they offer that Star doesn’t? A decent onboard product? Free luggage on transatlantic flights? They fly to almost all countries in the world and so on. I was talking about what does Skyteam offer to TK ...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Atlwarrior wrote:
Wow, I wish they would just join Delta's Skyteam, that would be quite a team.


Is there something they offer that Star doesn’t?

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Out of curiosity, what did fuel UA's growth in DEN then? The city itself isn't that big to stimulate all that O&D so are they mostly relying on transfers? Is it similar to DL and SLC? DEN has massive domestic O&D. It’s one of the biggest domestic O&D airports in the country comparable t...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Yep, 90 gates and over 700 flights daily. Can ORD, SFO, IAH or IAD beat that? DEN may become UAs biggest hub, but unless UA and TK fix their interline situation it’s irrelevant. DEN is not a rich source of O&D to Africa, South Asia, or the subcontinent. Out of curiosity, what did fuel UA's grow...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Just noticed CWA's last bookable day is Jan 2. There are no bookable flights Jan 3 to the end of the schedule. Huh, that would be an unexpected drop if it is indeed a drop... Surely ORD-CWA isn't at-risk flying. For whatever reason, this is a market I imagined UA was stronger in than AA... What I s...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Starting in 2022, DEN will be United's biggest hub. Really? Yep, 90 gates and over 700 flights daily. Can ORD, SFO, IAH or IAD beat that? DEN may become UAs biggest hub, but unless UA and TK fix their interline situation it’s irrelevant. DEN is not a rich source of O&D to Africa, South Asia, or...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

And GRK: https://kdhnews.com/news/breaking/united-airlines-leaving-killeen-citing-covid-19-related-struggles/article_992c35ae-3db2-11ec-bb8e-cf06d846e861.html United Airlines has announced it will suspend service to the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK), along with seven other regional airpo...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Is it just me or is it disappointing that UA seems to struggle in small domestic markets outside the Mountain West relative to DL and AA?

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Starting in 2022, DEN will be United's biggest hub. The DEN-IST flight will be a bridge between two massive *A hubs. DEN has very limited connections to the middle east, India, and Africa as everything has to go through LHR or FRA. TK makes a lot more sense than EK at DEN. Have you read through our...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

For people thinking that IST is too much backtracking for European connections, I know people who have taken EK from SEA to BKK. It seemed crazy to me when I heard that, but it was a savings of $500/ticket I guess. If you’re traveling with a family and you can save a few hundred bucks a ticket, it ...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

https://theeagle.com/news/local/united- ... 4cb87.html


I mean, its under a 1.5 hour drive. I guess it makes some sense.

COU is also gone.
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adamblang wrote:
Looks like United is pulling out of College Station, TX (CLL) as well:

https://theeagle.com/news/local/united- ... 4cb87.html


I mean, its under a 1.5 hour drive. I guess it makes some sense.

COU is also gone.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

DTW-TIA is actually a good sized O&D market. IST will be perfect for that connection.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

DTW has been a gaping hole in TK's network for a long time. Glad to see them finally show up! DEN is actually the one that made the least sense to me of the recent announcements because the O&D isnt that large to that part of the world and UA/TK dont interline very well together. DFW and SEA ha...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

and UA/TK dont interline very well together. UA and TK have plenty of interline. What they don't do much of is codeshare. The two aren't the same thing. . Even if they did codeshare, it wouldn't be very useful for passengers arriving in the US on TK because TK's US arrivals are usually in the late ...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

and I’ll say it again: the two don’t interline well. Getting UA and TK segments to price together is very hit or miss. No idea what "interline well," is supposed to mean, or what problems you're having that can't be overcome with a simple phone call with flight numbers in hand. . It means...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

and UA/TK dont interline very well together. UA and TK have plenty of interline. What they don't do much of is codeshare. The two aren't the same thing. What laxdude is saying is completely correct. They are both Star Alliance carriers so they of course do hypothetically interline. No, they don’t c...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

and UA/TK dont interline very well together. UA and TK have plenty of interline. What they don't do much of is codeshare. The two aren't the same thing. I’m well aware of what the difference is between the two and I’ll say it again: the two don’t interline well. Getting UA and TK segments to price ...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1272
Views: 184526

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

That’s a downgrade in product on EWR/IAD-HNL.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14813

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

DTW has been a gaping hole in TK's network for a long time. Glad to see them finally show up! DEN is actually the one that made the least sense to me of the recent announcements because the O&D isnt that large to that part of the world and UA/TK dont interline very well together. DFW and SEA hav...

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