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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:21 pm

I wish DL would offer RDU-SJC... I know its a looooog shot, but one can dream ;) .
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:38 pm

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I wish DL would offer RDU-SJC... I know its a looooog shot, but one can dream ;) .


Not a long shot, connecting all the DL focus cities is probably a mid-term goal for DL at this point. With the notable exception of LGA all the hubs/focus cities should be connected with nonstops.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:38 am

Rafale9312 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Alaska appears to be cutting SFO permanently from RDU.


It's a seasonal suspension, the flight is available for booking from 4/22 next year.

The company apparently announced it in an internal memo. BNA’s SFO cut will be permanent too.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:22 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
Rafale9312 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Alaska appears to be cutting SFO permanently from RDU.


It's a seasonal suspension, the flight is available for booking from 4/22 next year.

The company apparently announced it in an internal memo. BNA’s SFO cut will be permanent too.


That's disappointing, but I suppose not entirely surprising. Maybe it would've been better for AS to switch to SJC-RDU after the VX merger, but I can't say if that would've been better because of low brand awareness as others have mentioned. Maybe this will further encourage DL to start RDU-SFO or more likely SJC?
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:54 pm

Rafale9312 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Rafale9312 wrote:

It's a seasonal suspension, the flight is available for booking from 4/22 next year.

The company apparently announced it in an internal memo. BNA’s SFO cut will be permanent too.


That's disappointing, but I suppose not entirely surprising. Maybe it would've been better for AS to switch to SJC-RDU after the VX merger, but I can't say if that would've been better because of low brand awareness as others have mentioned. Maybe this will further encourage DL to start RDU-SFO or more likely SJC?


Maybe AS has routes it can maximize profits on now that it's partnerships with AA are over, but this looks really bad when you are pulling out of an airport that is currently getting 10-12% Annual Growth.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:59 pm

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You know.. SJC is the only focus city not connected to RDU. I feel like that’s probably the next destination or so... and then I’m looking at JV and codeshare locations and wondering why Westjet and Aeromexico haven’t started service. And thinking of the base for Endeavor, it could do Sat service to NAS and BDA with the aircraft that sits on the ground during the weekend. I wonder why not? And lastly, DL started a 9.7% growth at RDU. With the addition of JAX, I’m gonna assume the rest will be upguaging CRJ/CR7 to CR9/E75/717 and maybe a few mainline.. along with the 2nd SLC and maybe the SJC or a 2nd SEA? Thoughts?


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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:51 pm

I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight attendants (even those of average height).
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:07 pm

GSOflyerDL wrote:
I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight attendants (even those of average height).


While I don't have the answer to your question, DL was originally going to upguage the flight to a 717, but has held off on doing so for some unknown reason (although if I had to guess, it may have to do with the slight delay in DL receiving their A220's).
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:21 pm

Rafale9312 wrote:
GSOflyerDL wrote:
I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight attendants (even those of average height).


While I don't have the answer to your question, DL was originally going to upguage the flight to a 717, but has held off on doing so for some unknown reason (although if I had to guess, it may have to do with the slight delay in DL receiving their A220's).

Don’t forget WN was also planning to launch this route.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:50 pm

Rafale9312 wrote:
GSOflyerDL wrote:
I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight attendants (even those of average height).


While I don't have the answer to your question, DL was originally going to upguage the flight to a 717, but has held off on doing so for some unknown reason (although if I had to guess, it may have to do with the slight delay in DL receiving their A220's).


Interesting. I wasn't aware of that. Crossing my fingers for future mainline service on the 717 with IFEs.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:07 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
Rafale9312 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Alaska appears to be cutting SFO permanently from RDU.


It's a seasonal suspension, the flight is available for booking from 4/22 next year.

The company apparently announced it in an internal memo. BNA’s SFO cut will be permanent too.


AS cut a whole bunch of transcon flying (mostly from SFO) in their latest schedule release. Bye bye to what was VX's network. I've seen some suggesting it's for their merger with B6. :)
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:12 pm

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RDU-LHR appears to be quite lucrative


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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:51 pm

RDUDDJI wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
Rafale9312 wrote:

It's a seasonal suspension, the flight is available for booking from 4/22 next year.

The company apparently announced it in an internal memo. BNA’s SFO cut will be permanent too.


AS cut a whole bunch of transcon flying (mostly from SFO) in their latest schedule release. Bye bye to what was VX's network. I've seen some suggesting it's for their merger with B6. :)


Well, The merger may make sense as Jetblue grows internationally , but for now it looks like Alaska is definitely retrenching in the west. Lots of lucrative markets for them.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:45 pm

Looks like the RDUAA is finally looking into Terminal 1 options as the Growth at RDU continues, and 5L/23R is probably going to delay Terminal 2 expansion until 2028.
Design staff is looking at adding 12 gates to Terminal 1,
The picture below looks like more than just a simple add, but most of the current structure is there.

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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:27 pm

casinterest wrote:
Looks like the RDUAA is finally looking into Terminal 1 options as the Growth at RDU continues, and 5L/23R is probably going to delay Terminal 2 expansion until 2028.
Design staff is looking at adding 12 gates to Terminal 1,
The picture below looks like more than just a simple add, but most of the current structure is there.

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https://www.rdu.com/airport-authority-p ... rd-growth/


Well, I'm glad they found something that makes sense. Perhaps a small FIS on that side too? There only so much that can be done. Even with these gates, it will still be a gate constraint on the T2 side. I doubt DL, UA, or AA would want to move over. They are taking 90% of T2. So even if the small fries like AC, B6, G4, F9, and AS move over.. it won't add enough gates. But I guess anything is better than nothing.

Wonder what they would do for new international flights. Since LHR and CDG holds the international gates hostage during prime east coast departure time, they really need another gate or find someone who would want to fly to RDU and fly during non-prime time. Just a thought in my head.. and i'm rambling soooo.. oh well.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:51 pm

ERJ170 wrote:
casinterest wrote:
Looks like the RDUAA is finally looking into Terminal 1 options as the Growth at RDU continues, and 5L/23R is probably going to delay Terminal 2 expansion until 2028.
Design staff is looking at adding 12 gates to Terminal 1,
The picture below looks like more than just a simple add, but most of the current structure is there.

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https://www.rdu.com/airport-authority-p ... rd-growth/


Well, I'm glad they found something that makes sense. Perhaps a small FIS on that side too? There only so much that can be done. Even with these gates, it will still be a gate constraint on the T2 side. I doubt DL, UA, or AA would want to move over. They are taking 90% of T2. So even if the small fries like AC, B6, G4, F9, and AS move over.. it won't add enough gates. But I guess anything is better than nothing.

Wonder what they would do for new international flights. Since LHR and CDG holds the international gates hostage during prime east coast departure time, they really need another gate or find someone who would want to fly to RDU and fly during non-prime time. Just a thought in my head.. and i'm rambling soooo.. oh well.


These are all good thoughts, and I am sure the RDUAA is working on it all, but I think the FIS is better kept in Terminal 2. The planes can be towed effectively if required. The only constraint is that a WB plane only really fits in C24/C25 unless they want to block the apron for C23/C21
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:56 pm

GSOflyerDL wrote:
I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight attendants (even those of average height).


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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:55 pm

2nd daily RDU-SEA added by AS
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:23 pm

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2nd daily RDU-SEA added by AS


Nice... a SAN would have been better but happy to get the 2nd SEA
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:34 pm

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2nd daily RDU-SEA added by AS


Impressive move. Congrats to RDU and AS! By the looks of it, BNA got the same treatment as well. I wonder how/if DL will respond.
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:48 pm

Midwestindy wrote:
2nd daily RDU-SEA added by AS

Can you provide a source?
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:10 am

Would love for DL to connect RDU to SAN, SJC and PDX.
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:11 am

cessna2 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
2nd daily RDU-SEA added by AS

Can you provide a source?


It's in the schedules already, starting May 22nd
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:30 am

Midwestindy wrote:
cessna2 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
2nd daily RDU-SEA added by AS

Can you provide a source?


It's in the schedules already, starting May 22nd

Thank you. I was trying to find an article so I could share!
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:47 am

That makes 3 daily RDU-SEA nonstops, 2x on AS and 1x on DL. That’s more capacity than RDU-LAX or RDU-SFO nonstops! I get SEA is hub for both AS and DL. Still impressive considering the size of LAX and SFO markets.
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:40 am

Is the 2nd AS RDU-SEA summer seasonal only?
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:20 am

Any new route updates? Would love to see raw destinations. Other things I have ready include Terminal 1 up to 21(?) gates and the FIS to be increased by 74K sq ft.

Any other news? When will the old Rams Air location be completed? Any word on who will be taking the first 31K sq ft hangar?
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:20 pm

ERJ170 wrote:
Any new route updates? Would love to see raw destinations. Other things I have ready include Terminal 1 up to 21(?) gates and the FIS to be increased by 74K sq ft.

Any other news? When will the old Rams Air location be completed? Any word on who will be taking the first 31K sq ft hangar?

Part of the FIS “expansion” is adding a temporary wall around carousel 2 to make it FIDS when there is a need for two bag claims. It would be removed during regular operation.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:29 am

In case y’all didn’t catch it, but I’m sure y’all did and this is overkill but I’m gonna do it anyway, United is going 3x daily SFO and American is going 5x daily MIA. That’s a lot. Course AA is dropping JFK to 2x daily and, get this, NOT upguaging the flights! What in the world. And DL is not adding SAN, SFO, or having a JV partner add a destination. As if!!! No one did not announce flights to AVL, MEO, CHS, or ORF (which I personally believe should be in place). And the gates at Terminal 1 did not magically get completed early (maybe a Black Friday miracle). Oh well, Happy Monday.
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:47 pm

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In case y’all didn’t catch it, but I’m sure y’all did and this is overkill but I’m gonna do it anyway, United is going 3x daily SFO and American is going 5x daily MIA. That’s a lot. Course AA is dropping JFK to 2x daily and, get this, NOT upguaging the flights! What in the world. And DL is not adding SAN, SFO, or having a JV partner add a destination. As if!!! No one did not announce flights to AVL, MEO, CHS, or ORF (which I personally believe should be in place). And the gates at Terminal 1 did not magically get completed early (maybe a Black Friday miracle). Oh well, Happy Monday.


I only show SFO for April. Still, good news.
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:15 pm

I don't think aa is going to last much longer on JFK RDU. Hard to see it not get cancelled before end of next year.
 
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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:44 pm

ERJ170 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
2nd daily RDU-SEA added by AS

Nice... a SAN would have been better but happy to get the 2nd SEA

You've certainly got my agreement on that thought, ERJ'! RDU is one of my biggest frustrations among routes out of SAN. Whatever service in the market is provided by F9 these days (if any?) is inadequate and I would think DL, WN, or (my first choice) AS would be on that route by now...

I certainly understand AS's first priority -- SEA -- but I think they could have spread the wealth a bit in this case. I expect the 2nd SEA-RDU flight will be seasonal while I'm quite sure SAN-RDU would not be. I think AS pulled their SFO flight because of the competition (UA) in the market, a problem, despite F9, they would not see out of SAN.

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Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:29 am

New record travel day...

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Thanksgiving Travel Breaks RDU Passenger Record
Stephanie Hawco December 2, 2019

Sunday Saw Highest Volume of Passengers in RDU History
RDU set a single-day record for passenger traffic on Sunday, December 1, with an all-time high of approximately 54,800 passengers traveling through the airport. The Sunday after Thanksgiving edged out May 13 – the day after Mother’s Day and college graduations – as the single busiest day in the airport’s history. The Monday following Mother’s Day is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year and held the previous record with 53,000 passengers in 2019.
Despite the crowds, 100% of passengers waited less than 30 minutes to get through the security checkpoint and 95% waited less than 15 minutes. TSA Pre-check lines moved even faster, with an average wait time of less than five minutes. RDU added two new lanes at the Terminal 2 checkpoint this year and plans to open two more next year to help keep passengers moving through security.
The busy holiday travel season is not over. This month could be the busiest December on record at RDU. Passengers should arrive at least two hours before their flight to navigate traffic on campus, find a parking space, check bags, get through security and to their gates on time. If travelers end up with a little extra time on their hands, they can use it to explore RDU’s award-winning stores and restaurants or go online with our new, free and faster Wi-Fi service.
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