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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:10 am

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The terminal extension should be open and fully operating by LH's arrival in AUS. After the city board meeting on November 1 we will see if they approve the 2040 master plan. If so, we can expect Phase I to start sometime in mid-2019. Exciting times for little AUS!

From what I've heard the terminal should be fully operational between January and March. There has been some talk of a phased rollout as well with the gates not currently occupied by the temporary stinger gates opening first and then the stinger gates are removed and the last gates are installed and opened. The Delta Sky Club isn't to far along yet so it will be interesting to see when it is ready to open.

Exciting times indeed!
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:01 am

tkoenig95 wrote:
The terminal extension should be open and fully operating by LH's arrival in AUS. After the city board meeting on November 1 we will see if they approve the 2040 master plan. If so, we can expect Phase I to start sometime in mid-2019. Exciting times for little AUS!

I hope they really can get started that fast. Seems ambitious giving the engineering needs.
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:01 am

tkoenig95 wrote:
The terminal extension should be open and fully operating by LH's arrival in AUS. After the city board meeting on November 1 we will see if they approve the 2040 master plan. If so, we can expect Phase I to start sometime in mid-2019. Exciting times for little AUS!
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:50 pm

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But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure travelers to another airport (LGW). Only difference is DE and LH have the same hub airport.

It's as if Lufthansa is able to bully Condor out of an airport it wishes to do business with.

Very valid argument, and the comparison with BA and DI in LON and DE and LH stands firm. Although, with DE being a majority leisure airline, they aren't one to risk market loss. Even with their strong summer at AUS they aren't going to be hesitant to look into other destinations in which they can control market share.
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:07 pm

tkoenig95 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure travelers to another airport (LGW). Only difference is DE and LH have the same hub airport.

It's as if Lufthansa is able to bully Condor out of an airport it wishes to do business with.

Very valid argument, and the comparison with BA and DI in LON and DE and LH stands firm. Although, with DE being a majority leisure airline, they aren't one to risk market loss. Even with their strong summer at AUS they aren't going to be hesitant to look into other destinations in which they can control market share.


FRA is a smaller O&D market than London, plus DE relies on LH connections to fill its planes. LH has no incentive to give DE a good deal on codeshare flights if it's flying to AUS itself. And speaking of, I think DE has already zeroed out AUS, at least as far as I can tell.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:28 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure travelers to another airport (LGW). Only difference is DE and LH have the same hub airport.

It's as if Lufthansa is able to bully Condor out of an airport it wishes to do business with.


FRA doesn’t have enough demand to support two carriers, especially to same airport. LH can use UA to fill more seats than Condor via feeds and United Club.

LGW is more of an O&D clientele while LHR has a lot more connecting traffic. It’s kind of similar to how BA serves LGW from TPA instead of LHR. There isn’t much demand from Tampa to connect to European and Middle East destinations (until recently). There is also more demand for London than Frankfurt to support two carriers.
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:53 pm

LH A380 diverting to AUS right now from IAH.
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:09 pm

Theres a ton of pages on this thread so not sure if its been said, but what about Iceland air?
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Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:30 am

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Theres a ton of pages on this thread so not sure if its been said, but what about Iceland air?

I think it FI will be a great replacement if DE decides to pull out. With a completely different business model (stopover program) than DE and the ability to connect intra-Europe with great bank schedules, FI would work great as a season carrier.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:04 pm

Anyone know when we'll be able to see the master plan being presented to the city council?
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:09 pm

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Anyone know when we'll be able to see the master plan being presented to the city council?

November 1st
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:31 pm

Lufthansa announced today that it will be 5x weekly A330-300 service (excluding Tuesday and Thursday).

Still haven't seen the times on their site yet, but here link to this morning's press release: https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/press-releases/all/lufthansa-with-new-direct-connections-to-austin--usa--and-bangkok--thailand--in-summer-2019/s/c052e158-b151-48d0-aca2-a0b7da964e29
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:19 pm

dfwneedsqf wrote:
Lufthansa announced today that it will be 5x weekly A330-300 service (excluding Tuesday and Thursday).

Still haven't seen the times on their site yet, but here link to this morning's press release: https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/press-releases/all/lufthansa-with-new-direct-connections-to-austin--usa--and-bangkok--thailand--in-summer-2019/s/c052e158-b151-48d0-aca2-a0b7da964e29


For layout in the back I really like the 330. I hope it does well and goes daily. I'm in Germany right now and would love the option
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:45 pm

malev2012 wrote:
dfwneedsqf wrote:
Lufthansa announced today that it will be 5x weekly A330-300 service (excluding Tuesday and Thursday).

Still haven't seen the times on their site yet, but here link to this morning's press release: https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/press-releases/all/lufthansa-with-new-direct-connections-to-austin--usa--and-bangkok--thailand--in-summer-2019/s/c052e158-b151-48d0-aca2-a0b7da964e29


For layout in the back I really like the 330. I hope it does well and goes daily. I'm in Germany right now and would love the option


I love a good 2-4-2 A330 as well. Prefer it over 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 options.
 
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:18 pm

Would’ve thought they’d send the smaller a330-200, but I guess a bigger plane means lower fares, no? Also CASM.
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:41 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
Would’ve thought they’d send the smaller a330-200, but I guess a bigger plane means lower fares, no? Also CASM.

Lufthansa doesn’t have any A332s iifc.
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:54 pm

masonh2479 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
Would’ve thought they’d send the smaller a330-200, but I guess a bigger plane means lower fares, no? Also CASM.

Lufthansa doesn’t have any A332s iifc.


Whoop, never mind then.
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:14 pm

They did used to have them in the early 2000s, but not for very long: https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... s=historic

Anyways, I'm excited for the A330 and now that they announced the flight times, I wonder what the tiny Border Patrol and customs area will be like. Forgive my ignorance, but were there plans in enlarge this in the current terminal extension? I ask mainly because it looks like right now Lufthansa and Norwegian will both arrive around the same time and both depart within 30 minutes of one another on Saturdays and that area is already a mess with a single transatlantic flight.

LH 468 FRA 1000 AUS 1405
LH 469 AUS 1600 FRA 0905+1

DI7181 LGW 1000 AUS 1405
DI7182 AUS 1620 LGW 0725+1

P.S. Still not bookable.
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:34 pm

dfwneedsqf wrote:
They did used to have them in the early 2000s, but not for very long: https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... s=historic

Anyways, I'm excited for the A330 and now that they announced the flight times, I wonder what the tiny Border Patrol and customs area will be like. Forgive my ignorance, but were there plans in enlarge this in the current terminal extension? I ask mainly because it looks like right now Lufthansa and Norwegian will both arrive around the same time and both depart within 30 minutes of one another on Saturdays and that area is already a mess with a single transatlantic flight.

LH 468 FRA 1000 AUS 1405
LH 469 AUS 1600 FRA 0905+1

DI7181 LGW 1000 AUS 1405
DI7182 AUS 1620 LGW 0725+1

P.S. Still not bookable.


Expansion will be open by the time LH flights start, so it should be better.
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:13 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
dfwneedsqf wrote:
They did used to have them in the early 2000s, but not for very long: https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... s=historic

Anyways, I'm excited for the A330 and now that they announced the flight times, I wonder what the tiny Border Patrol and customs area will be like. Forgive my ignorance, but were there plans in enlarge this in the current terminal extension? I ask mainly because it looks like right now Lufthansa and Norwegian will both arrive around the same time and both depart within 30 minutes of one another on Saturdays and that area is already a mess with a single transatlantic flight.

LH 468 FRA 1000 AUS 1405
LH 469 AUS 1600 FRA 0905+1

DI7181 LGW 1000 AUS 1405
DI7182 AUS 1620 LGW 0725+1

P.S. Still not bookable.


Expansion will be open by the time LH flights start, so it should be better.


So there is an expansion to international arrivals as well in the works?

Lufthansa flights are now available for booking and they are higgggggh today. Looking at middle of May it is ~$2,100 in economy and ~$2,600 RT in Premium... hope it comes down over the next few months. Cheaper to Fly FRA-AUS though
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:19 pm

dfwneedsqf wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
dfwneedsqf wrote:
They did used to have them in the early 2000s, but not for very long: https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... s=historic

Anyways, I'm excited for the A330 and now that they announced the flight times, I wonder what the tiny Border Patrol and customs area will be like. Forgive my ignorance, but were there plans in enlarge this in the current terminal extension? I ask mainly because it looks like right now Lufthansa and Norwegian will both arrive around the same time and both depart within 30 minutes of one another on Saturdays and that area is already a mess with a single transatlantic flight.

LH 468 FRA 1000 AUS 1405
LH 469 AUS 1600 FRA 0905+1

DI7181 LGW 1000 AUS 1405
DI7182 AUS 1620 LGW 0725+1

P.S. Still not bookable.


Expansion will be open by the time LH flights start, so it should be better.


So there is an expansion to international arrivals as well in the works?

Lufthansa flights are now available for booking and they are higgggggh today. Looking at middle of May it is ~$2,100 in economy and ~$2,600 RT in Premium... hope it comes down over the next few months. Cheaper to Fly FRA-AUS though

I this coming expansion we will have 6 international gates, I hope the port has the brains to expand the customs facility too! I think right now it can handle 600pax and hour but can be expanded to handle 800pax per hour.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:19 pm

dfwneedsqf wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Lufthansa flights are now available for booking and they are higgggggh today. Looking at middle of May it is ~$2,100 in economy and ~$2,600 RT in Premium... hope it comes down over the next few months. Cheaper to Fly FRA-AUS though


That's definitely on the high end but not exorbitant for the summer. Still, these new routes often have promotional fares when launched. Without other information, I think this suggests LH feels strongly about the demand profile of the AUS market.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:28 pm

Can anyone direct me where to find the arrivals/departures routes from the north at AUS? I'm looking to buy property and would appreciate that info. Thanks.
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:23 pm

DFWAviator76 wrote:
dfwneedsqf wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Lufthansa flights are now available for booking and they are higgggggh today. Looking at middle of May it is ~$2,100 in economy and ~$2,600 RT in Premium... hope it comes down over the next few months. Cheaper to Fly FRA-AUS though


That's definitely on the high end but not exorbitant for the summer. Still, these new routes often have promotional fares when launched. Without other information, I think this suggests LH feels strongly about the demand profile of the AUS market.


I think the other part is they released on a Friday. Will look again next Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:22 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure travelers to another airport (LGW). Only difference is DE and LH have the same hub airport.

It's as if Lufthansa is able to bully Condor out of an airport it wishes to do business with.


Well that lasted about 48 hours.
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:09 pm

austwin wrote:
Can anyone direct me where to find the arrivals/departures routes from the north at AUS? I'm looking to buy property and would appreciate that info. Thanks.


airnav.com/airport/KAUS

The arrivals that may be pertinent to you are:

SEWZY5
LAIKS2

The departure is:

ELOEL2

Not sure how helpful they will be unless you're familiar with the charts.

If you wanted to PM me, I could tell you more about the areas you're looking at.
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:49 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure travelers to another airport (LGW). Only difference is DE and LH have the same hub airport.

It's as if Lufthansa is able to bully Condor out of an airport it wishes to do business with.


Well that lasted about 48 hours.


They dropped it after all didn’t they. I still wonder about this dynamic LH and Condor have, considering this is the second time I’ve noticed DE making way for Lufty. I did think it was quite a few seats to Germany by two carriers.
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:51 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
But /why/ would DE leave after LH enters? Why did it happen to SAN, specifically? They aren't owned by the same parent company, they both cater to different types of flyers, it would be paralleling what BA and DY have going; a year-round flight to a worldwide hub (LHR), and a flight for leisure travelers to another airport (LGW). Only difference is DE and LH have the same hub airport.

It's as if Lufthansa is able to bully Condor out of an airport it wishes to do business with.


Well that lasted about 48 hours.


They dropped it after all didn’t they. I still wonder about this dynamic LH and Condor have, considering this is the second time I’ve noticed DE making way for Lufty. I did think it was quite a few seats to Germany by two carriers.

The only US airport where the two seem to coincide seems to be SEA. While it sucks that Condor is leaving, I would much rather have Lufthansa.
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:55 pm

masonh2479 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:

Well that lasted about 48 hours.


They dropped it after all didn’t they. I still wonder about this dynamic LH and Condor have, considering this is the second time I’ve noticed DE making way for Lufty. I did think it was quite a few seats to Germany by two carriers.

The only US airport where the two seem to coincide seems to be SEA. While it sucks that Condor is leaving, I would much rather have Lufthansa.


Yeah there’s much more prestige with Lufthansa, plus much more connectivity and whatnot.
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:38 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
masonh2479 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:

They dropped it after all didn’t they. I still wonder about this dynamic LH and Condor have, considering this is the second time I’ve noticed DE making way for Lufty. I did think it was quite a few seats to Germany by two carriers.

The only US airport where the two seem to coincide seems to be SEA. While it sucks that Condor is leaving, I would much rather have Lufthansa.


Yeah there’s much more prestige with Lufthansa, plus much more connectivity and whatnot.

Also having just gotten off a BA 747 where the PA system didn't work and passengers couldn't hear the pilot but yet could hear loud popping noises for 10 straight hours. Not to mention horrid IFE, no outlets. I'm glad BA will have big league competition now.
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:16 am

malev2012 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
masonh2479 wrote:
The only US airport where the two seem to coincide seems to be SEA. While it sucks that Condor is leaving, I would much rather have Lufthansa.


Yeah there’s much more prestige with Lufthansa, plus much more connectivity and whatnot.

Also having just gotten off a BA 747 where the PA system didn't work and passengers couldn't hear the pilot but yet could hear loud popping noises for 10 straight hours. Not to mention horrid IFE, no outlets. I'm glad BA will have big league competition now.

I wish we would get their 747s with updated interiors, but, good news is for the fall and winter months, starting the 28th, a 773 will be flying the route with hopefully a nicer interior. Hopefully with Lufthansa coming to town, British Airways steps their game up.
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:11 am

Now that there are two top-tier airlines competing at AUS, what kind of connection cities can LH offer that BA can't?
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:26 am

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Now that there are two top-tier airlines competing at AUS, what kind of connection cities can LH offer that BA can't?


I think I'd look at Wikipedia for that :roll: .

Both are extraordinary large hubs, with Frankfurt being one of a "select few of airports" having over 200 destinations (an accolade that our very own DFW has as well). I'd say there's quite a bit of overlap. You didn't have that with Condor.
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:08 pm

I think I'm looking forward to lower taxes on Lufthansa award tickets personally. The taxes to go to London get me every time.

Not having flown on BAs 77W on any route, but flew on the 744 out of Austin in Economy, it will be welcomed as it was not a great experience. Norwegian in Premium is great, though not a huge fan of choices for connections at LGW (mostly limited options to get to parts of Germany or Switzerland).
 
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Atlas Air is sending a 744 from ANC today. Should arrive about 6 PM.
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:14 pm

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Atlas Air is sending a 744 from ANC today. Should arrive about 6 PM.

Special charter or random cargo delivery?
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:31 pm

tkoenig95 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Atlas Air is sending a 744 from ANC today. Should arrive about 6 PM.

Special charter or random cargo delivery?


It’s all the Formula 1 stuff coming from Japan for the race in two weeks. A Crgolux 744 is coming around 7PM as well.
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:39 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Atlas Air is sending a 744 from ANC today. Should arrive about 6 PM.

Special charter or random cargo delivery?


It’s all the Formula 1 stuff coming from Japan for the race in two weeks. A Crgolux 744 is coming around 7PM as well.

Both inbound from NGO, very cool! Don't we normally see freighters from South America as well? VFR from Central/South America should be increasing too.
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:54 pm

tkoenig95 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
Special charter or random cargo delivery?


It’s all the Formula 1 stuff coming from Japan for the race in two weeks. A Crgolux 744 is coming around 7PM as well.

Both inbound from NGO, very cool! Don't we normally see freighters from South America as well? VFR from Central/South America should be increasing too.


New to the Austin area, so I don’t know all of the trends yet. Theoretically the 747s will be back I. Two weeks to take the equipment to MEX for the race the following week.
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:41 pm

tkoenig95 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
Special charter or random cargo delivery?


It’s all the Formula 1 stuff coming from Japan for the race in two weeks. A Crgolux 744 is coming around 7PM as well.

Both inbound from NGO, very cool! Don't we normally see freighters from South America as well? VFR from Central/South America should be increasing too.

I believe so, I know in the past we also saw a passenger charter on Iberia from Madrid.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:01 pm

masonh2479 wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:

It’s all the Formula 1 stuff coming from Japan for the race in two weeks. A Crgolux 744 is coming around 7PM as well.

Both inbound from NGO, very cool! Don't we normally see freighters from South America as well? VFR from Central/South America should be increasing too.

I believe so, I know in the past we also saw a passenger charter on Iberia from Madrid.


You may be thinking about the passenger charter associated with MotoGP. Iberia has done two of those. F1 over the years has seen UA, AA, AM, 5Y, and 4O all fly passengers to the next race (Brazil and Mexico City). This year we have three LL 737s leaving the Monday following the race. The cargo is all coming in a combination of seven flights, starting this evening through Thursday.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:00 am

dfwneedsqf wrote:
I think I'm looking forward to lower taxes on Lufthansa award tickets personally. The taxes to go to London get me every time.

Not having flown on BAs 77W on any route, but flew on the 744 out of Austin in Economy, it will be welcomed as it was not a great experience. Norwegian in Premium is great, though not a huge fan of choices for connections at LGW (mostly limited options to get to parts of Germany or Switzerland).

You mean the YQ or fuel surcharge that BA places on award tickets.

BA is a legacy that acts like a ULCC (they charge for water on intra-European flights) while other legacies in Europe offer food (KL offers light snack, chocolate on LH and snacks and wine and beer on OS)
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:09 am

It could take up to 6 months to get the FAA to approve the new expansion plan. Better hope City council approves it without delay in November.

Next Steps
Upon Council approval, the City of Austin will send the Master Plan to the FAA’s Airport District Office in Fort Worth for their review and approval. FAA approval can take up to 180 days to review and comment on the Airport Layout Plan. During the review and comment period, the Air Traffic Service Area office will evaluate the plan to ensure the safe and efficient use of airspace by aircraft. The Flight Procedures Team office will evaluate to determine impacts on instrument procedures and ensure operations are conducted safely. The Flight Standards Division determine the safety of aeronautical operations and of people and property on the ground. The Technical Operations Service Area Office will evaluate the effects on navigational AIDS, conduct an electromagnetic study to evaluate the effect on air navigation and communications facilities, evaluate line-of-sight studies to determine impact on the control tower visibility, and evaluate any frequency management problems and reserving frequencies.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:10 am

malev2012 wrote:
dfwneedsqf wrote:
I think I'm looking forward to lower taxes on Lufthansa award tickets personally. The taxes to go to London get me every time.

Not having flown on BAs 77W on any route, but flew on the 744 out of Austin in Economy, it will be welcomed as it was not a great experience. Norwegian in Premium is great, though not a huge fan of choices for connections at LGW (mostly limited options to get to parts of Germany or Switzerland).

You mean the YQ or fuel surcharge that BA places on award tickets.

BA is a legacy that acts like a ULCC (they charge for water on intra-European flights) while other legacies in Europe offer food (KL offers light snack, chocolate on LH and snacks and wine and beer on OS)


Taxes to fly out of LHR/LGW are about $150 last time I looked. FRA was ~$54 if I recall correctly.
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:41 am

I don't know what the problem is with LH and Condor? Bad blood? When LH arrived at SAN, it seemed like Condor turned into cottage cheese and ran, now the same thing is happening at AUS! I'll bet LH couldn't run Condor out of LAS, Condor's fully entrenched there.
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:58 pm

SANMAN66 wrote:
I don't know what the problem is with LH and Condor? Bad blood? When LH arrived at SAN, it seemed like Condor turned into cottage cheese and ran, now the same thing is happening at AUS! I'll bet LH couldn't run Condor out of LAS, Condor's fully entrenched there.


As stated earlier in the thread, there isn’t enough demand for two carriers tonGRA. LH has the advantage of using United for their club at both SAN and AUS, and connections into these airports as feeding. LH also offers significantly more connections out of FRA too.
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 pm

SANMAN66 wrote:
I don't know what the problem is with LH and Condor? Bad blood? When LH arrived at SAN, it seemed like Condor turned into cottage cheese and ran, now the same thing is happening at AUS! I'll bet LH couldn't run Condor out of LAS, Condor's fully entrenched there.


As stated earlier in the thread, there isn’t enough demand for two carriers to FRA. LH has the advantage of using United for their club at both SAN and AUS, and connections into these airports as feeding. LH also offers significantly more connections out of FRA too.
A319 A320 A321 A330 B1900 B717 B727 B737 B757 B767 B777 B787 C172 C402 CR2 CR7 CRJ9 DH8 E120 ERJ135 ERJ145 E170/175/190 L1011 MD80 MD90 SF340
 
dfwneedsqf
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:39 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
SANMAN66 wrote:
I don't know what the problem is with LH and Condor? Bad blood? When LH arrived at SAN, it seemed like Condor turned into cottage cheese and ran, now the same thing is happening at AUS! I'll bet LH couldn't run Condor out of LAS, Condor's fully entrenched there.


As stated earlier in the thread, there isn’t enough demand for two carriers to FRA. LH has the advantage of using United for their club at both SAN and AUS, and connections into these airports as feeding. LH also offers significantly more connections out of FRA too.


Now they just need to update the United Club :wave:
 
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Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:53 pm

dfwneedsqf wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
SANMAN66 wrote:
I don't know what the problem is with LH and Condor? Bad blood? When LH arrived at SAN, it seemed like Condor turned into cottage cheese and ran, now the same thing is happening at AUS! I'll bet LH couldn't run Condor out of LAS, Condor's fully entrenched there.


As stated earlier in the thread, there isn’t enough demand for two carriers to FRA. LH has the advantage of using United for their club at both SAN and AUS, and connections into these airports as feeding. LH also offers significantly more connections out of FRA too.


Now they just need to update the United Club :wave:

We’ll probably see this when the new admin building opens attached to the under construction parking garage. The new admin building will free up space next the the clubs allowing for both the Admirals and United club to get a much needed make over and expansion. As of yet, these two won’t be competitive with the upcoming Sky Club.

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