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Old 04-02-2015, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Saabs View Post
I was in Pit the other week ago. Looks like they are redoing the floors and shops there.

Pit Expansion here we come!!!!
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:29 AM
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Having Domiciles in NYC, PHL, DCA, CLT, and MIA makes good sense. Don't think Dougie has that much in his liquor cabinet to make that work. I think the only one that will shrink is NYC. He even mentioned in his fireside chats that NYC isn't a gateway city. All the international comes from people who live there. PHL on the other hand just screams connection city. Remember you don't have to be smart to be CEO, just an alcoholic. We're glad you're here!
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:06 AM
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by D B Cooper View Post
Having Domiciles in NYC, PHL, DCA, CLT, and MIA makes good sense. Don't think Dougie has that much in his liquor cabinet to make that work. I think the only one that will shrink is NYC. He even mentioned in his fireside chats that NYC isn't a gateway city. All the international comes from people who live there. PHL on the other hand just screams connection city. Remember you don't have to be smart to be CEO, just an alcoholic. We're glad you're here!
While you may be right about NYC, since it's already happening anyway, I do not think it will go away completely and remain a domicile IMO. Transcons, transatlantic flights and hubfeed while not as inspiring as Delta and to a lesser extent United in EWR shall continue and you can't overnight that many flight crew's with all that flying. I think PHL will grow by virtue of its position as an east coast hub with some International flying that will be fed by it. But as a pure O&D market, it can never compare to NYC. Like LAX, you might not be the biggest or best in the market, but you need to have a presence there. I hope DP doesn't underestimate the value of NYC. He's putting a lot of resources into DFW and I have my doubts about its role as an international player. Two places you cannot run from to be a dominant player in the US are LAX and NYC. Passing through ORD, DFW, or MIA to get there is not an option...again, all from observation with no numbers to back it up of course.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:44 AM
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Pretty good analysis on CLT's future came out last night from CAPA. They seem to think that CLT isn't going anywhere (and they're right more often than not...).

Charlotte Airport remains key in American's network even as international growth is longer term aim | CAPA - Centre for Aviation
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