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by drdisque
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Private Charter Question
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Private Charter Question

Yeah, your only option is that Ameristar VIP 737 or one of the two VIP 737-400's. OR you could do an Elite Airways CRJ-200 and every person gets two seats. This would also require a fuel stop. The Ameristar 737 would almost definitely also require a fuel stop and the 737-400's would possibly require...

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier/Trans State Flow Through Program
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Frontier/Trans State Flow Through Program

And Commutair has it to UA and Endeavor and with DL.

This is however, the first flow-through in the US that I'm aware of that involves airlines that don't have any other relationship (other than both Trans States and Frontier have a DEN crew base).

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by drdisque
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 25
Views: 4054

Re: How do airlines movie equipment to new cities?

On the back of a flatbed truck owned and operated by a road freight company.

Basically the same way any other company would move medium sized equipment around the country.

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by drdisque
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 27
Views: 3010

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

To add some hard facts, here are these timetables: In December 1992, the only non-hub routes from ORD were NRT (on the 747-200) and BOS (on an MD-80). The routing of NW5/6 was BOS-ORD-NRT-MNL. http://www.departedflights.com/NW121592p17.html This September 1987 timetable shows 2x service to BOS on DC...

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by drdisque
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to Puerto Rico
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Frontier to Puerto Rico

UA and B6 also operate very early morning arrivals that turn right around and head back to the mainland. I think the current difficulty in RONing crews there but wanting to continue to offer capacity is resulting in these overnight flights with a turn in the middle of the night.

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by drdisque
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 27
Views: 3010

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

Never a real hub. They held a number of trans-con authorities from ORD during the CAB. After that they held the rights to fly Chicago-Tokyo. They fed it with a few additional flights from a few major markets. However, after the Republic merger they refocused on their hubs at DTW, MSP, and MEM and Ai...

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by drdisque
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Atlantic MD80 in emr landing Alexandria, LA
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: World Atlantic MD80 in emr landing Alexandria, LA

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WAL ... /KMIA/KAEX
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Rescue aircraft ferried in from Miami this morning and is leaving with its first load of repatriates to BRO shortly - https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WAL ... /KMIA/KAEX

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by drdisque
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Atlantic Airways MD-83 MLG collapse at AEX
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: World Atlantic Airways MD-83 MLG collapse at AEX

Having that aircraft out of service will definitely put a crimp into their operation. Luckily most of the passengers aren't in any hurry to get where they're going.

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by drdisque
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to Puerto Rico
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Frontier to Puerto Rico

Life rafts are not standard on the A320. Some of the DL ones don't have them (or at least didn't have them when they were operated by NW). NW operated separate overwater and non-overwater A320 fleets.

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by drdisque
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 27
Views: 3010

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

The last scheduled pax 742 flight was SPN-NRT I believe. All of the last NW 742s in scheduled pax service operated NRT-GUM/HNL/SPN. The last -200 pax flight overall was indeed a military charter and occurred at about the same time as the last 742 dedicated freighter flight, allowing NW/DL to finally...

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by drdisque
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A comparative look at PEK—GRU services featuring One-stop, Same-carrier option in terms of routing/aircraft type
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: A comparative look at PEK—GRU services featuring One-stop, Same-carrier option in terms of routing/aircraft type

If someone else is paying for me to sit in the premium cabin? EK probably.

If I'm paying to sit in Coach? LX or CA

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by drdisque
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes Taipei-Paris route after 20-year hiatus
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

Re: Air France resumes Taipei-Paris route after 20-year hiatus

For LH Group, what about going from ZRH or BRU? How are those bilaterals? The SN product might actually be the most appropriate for this route but I don't think the A332 has the legs for it, right?

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by drdisque
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways
Replies: 36
Views: 3319

Re: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways

This really became necessary when B6 and Silver started codesharing.

Other than that, there really aren't that many interline transfers that require going between T3/4 and T1 or 2.

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by drdisque
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1888

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

OO already holds the EAS contracts for IMT and ESC and operates them under the DL code. I don't see any compelling reason why they'd change them over to the UA code. ESC has strong links to the Detroit area. Switching to the UA code would prohibit IMT from realistically having multi-hub EAS service ...

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 10816

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

4x daily Moscow-New York, odd timing for an increase, especially being Russia Have they ever been that high before? Those are extra sections during World Cup in Russia... nothing more. Why would there be extra flights for the World Cup, given the U.S. did not qualify? Lots of ways for qualifying na...

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by drdisque
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is
Replies: 29
Views: 6140

Re: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is

possible UAX adds at ORD would be: TOL, DBQ, MQT, BMI, TRI, MHK, YXU (resumption) or YKF. Those are pretty slim pickings. Everything else within 800 miles is either EAS or have very entrenched other carriers and and are far away (DHN, VLD, SBY, LYH, OAJ, ABY, AGS, FAY, EWN, FLO) or are much better s...

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by drdisque
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6551

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

DeltaRules wrote:
It reminds me of Northwest Airlink's 1990s livery (did they have ATRs or just Dash 8s?).

Their current color scheme is better, but that might age well.


The only aircraft that saw the All-Red Airlink livery were the Dash-8, Saab 340, Dornier 228, Fokker F27, Jetstream 31, and Fairchild Metro.

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by drdisque
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TN 787 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: TN 787 Update

Yes, the 5th A340 is just rotated as a spare. An A340 is sitting at PPT at all times unless the spare needs to go rescue a flight when an aircraft goes out of service at an outstation. The spare obviously also allows the operation to recover faster if there's a long delay

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by drdisque
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5706

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

You CAN make money flying RJ's standalone, but a few things must happen. 1. You have to earn good RASM. You can't go head to head with someone flying mainline and matching your fares. 2. You have to keep the stage lengths short-ish (probably nothing over 1000 nm). 3. You have to keep your load facto...

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by drdisque
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 2576

Re: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue

UA had one 727-200 where they didn't paint below the cheatline to actually test to see if it saved any money.

News flash: It didn't.

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by drdisque
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The DTW Charter and Cargo Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: The DTW Charter and Cargo Thread

My mom was a travel agent in the Detroit Area in the 70's through the late 90's. In 1993 we flew a Key Tours L1011 on a charter operated by ATA to LAS. There was a 727 also operated by ATA that operated just 30 minutes after (and turned from MBJ at DTW - I think the routing was MBJ-DTW-LAS-DTW-MBJ)....

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by drdisque
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4702

Re: First Class Service in MGM

Nothing in the airline industry is "permanent" except retirements.

I would wager that at some point in the future, there will be 2-class service offered on MGM-DFW again.

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by drdisque
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Doesn't Want Terminal Locations, But Wants References To Generic Airline Timetables
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: Wikipedia Doesn't Want Terminal Locations, But Wants References To Generic Airline Timetables

Sometimes people add weird stuff though. At one point someone had changed the table for the airport in Corn Island, Nicaragua to supposedly have service from about a dozen destinations in the US and Canada (which it obviously doesn't).

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by drdisque
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8062

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

Flighty wrote:
Honest question. Can people nonrev on QF LAX-JFK?


I believe QF employees can all they want. OA employees I think have to hold a ZED ticket and make a booking for a QF flight continuing on to/from Australia. There's probably nothing they can do if you choose to not fly the Australia leg though.

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by drdisque
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DL UA will not honor Great Lakes Jet Express
Replies: 11
Views: 3913

Re: AA DL UA will not honor Great Lakes Jet Express

This will really hurt ADI. I don't see them finding a code that they can sell on where the interline would be honored (for example I doubt if they started selling their tickets using 3M's I don't think that would help unless Silver started their own flights out of DEN (and UA was dodgy about interli...

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by drdisque
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3157

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

From my experience the IAM's behavior is the most childish and petty of any airline workgroup union.

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by drdisque
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Namesake trouble: Swiftair asked DOT to deny Swift Air motion to block the former's US expansion, denying name confusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1876

Re: Namesake trouble: Swiftair asked DOT to deny Swift Air motion to block the former's US expansion, denying name confu

I think the solution would be require Swiftair SA to use either "Swiftair SA" or "Swiftair Spain" or "Swiftair Espana" in all communications in the US to differentiate the two.

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by drdisque
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11326

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

My experience with them was that when I was little my dad flew them on DTW-TVC. I had never heard of them before, but I liked their logo. He had to check in at the AA desk in DTW, where there wasn't even a sign for Great Lakes and they departed from the lower level concourse A gate in the Smith Term...

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by drdisque
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

I wonder how much further it would be to fly India-China-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan-Azerbaijan-Armenia-Turkey-Cyprus and in from the Northwest?

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by drdisque
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16268

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

The area around MTH is just sort of dead. With lower fares to South Florida nearly everyone going to the upper and middle keys drives. Getting TSA back at MTH may also be an issue.

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by drdisque
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16268

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

MSY was a route Elite flew 2 summers ago and seemed to do OK. It actually was operated by Orange Air on an MD-80 for awhile as a CVG-BKG-MSY-CUN route but Orange decided to park the MD-80 and Elite hastily had to take over and operated BKG-MSY-CUN.

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by drdisque
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 51
Views: 1745

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

I just worked in management for two major US airlines and have friends in management at virtually every US airline of any size and I can tell you, at both we had only a handful of undergrads from Embry Riddle and no MBA's.

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by drdisque
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 51
Views: 1745

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

ERAU is NOT a top MBA program.

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by drdisque
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 51
Views: 1745

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

Honestly, people with undergrad degrees from EMU or U of M Dearborn pretty much don't get into MIT-Sloan MBA (unless they have some insane accomplishments). They would likely even snub their nose at anything other than straight A's from Michigan State. Also, you take the GMAT to get into an MBA prog...

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by drdisque
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 51
Views: 1745

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

To be completely honest, your degree type and where it is from doesn't play a very big part in landing a job like this. I love aviation, have traveled the world many times over, and have a masters from a very good school. Yet, i couldn't work my way up the 'airline ladder' due to the politics invol...

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by drdisque
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 51
Views: 1745

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

Top MBA's don't offer Aviation Management programs, so your best bets are Finance, General Management, IT management, or marketing.

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by drdisque
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 51
Views: 1745

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

Thanks for your help. I cannot become a commercial pilot due to my type 1 diabetes. I will take a good look at your information! You could become a rated pilot and then work as a dispatcher to gain professional experience and contacts at airlines before getting your MBA. That would actually be a re...

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by drdisque
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 51
Views: 1745

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

Unless you want to be something like a station manager, most airlines don't give a flying flip about Aviation Management degrees. They get lots of applicants from high caliber institutions, so the fact that an applicant from a lower caliber institution took a few classes on aviation management isn't...

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by drdisque
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life as a Route Network Planner
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: Life as a Route Network Planner

I've met many of them. Here are some things that I think that a lot of people who dream of being one would like to know. 1. It's not as glamorous or interesting as most people imagine. You're mostly making incremental tweaks to the schedule. 2. You are at the mercy of scheduling. At some airlines, N...

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by drdisque
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5743

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

UA still has FA training in their old training center in Elk Grove and has various operations departments in the "North Building" in Elk Grove which was built in the mid 1990s after the original North Building had a fire. The larger South Building has been vacated and mothballed. It was bu...

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by drdisque
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir odd flight SBD to CAI
Replies: 11
Views: 1933

Re: EgyptAir odd flight SBD to CAI

It was on the ground for about 20 hours in SBD. Considering how SBD is a big cargo airport I would have suspected that that's what it was, but MS doesn't have any A330 P2F's yet.

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by drdisque
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 50
Views: 6438

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

The original AA 737-800 order was to replace 727's. AFAIK, no MD-80's except the former Reno Air MD-87's were retired in the late 90's or early 2000's.

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by drdisque
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 35457

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Mercedes-Benz Financial is in Detroit because when they owned Chrysler it was merged into Daimler-Chrysler Financial Services. After the split Mercedes-Benz Financial also split and moved down 696 a few exits and Chrysler Financial stayed put. Then Chrysler Financial was purchased by Cerberus for pe...

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by drdisque
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 14414

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

Via is adding AUS/BKG again for summer 2018. I don't know how much good will they have considering previous cancellations. With Via losing a lot of their EAS flying and having a less ambitious plan for 2018 branson flying, hopefully they can better staff the flight this year. AUS will also likely b...

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by drdisque
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 427
Views: 38858

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Yes, basically NW's gate holdings in E were large enough to accommodate the entire operation, while DL had leased off a bunch of their gates on L to AA and AA didn't want to give them back, so they couldn't have consolidated in L until those leases were up.

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by drdisque
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 427
Views: 38858

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

I believe the bus ramp at CONRAC is supposed to be for Pace buses.

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by drdisque
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International Nearing 787s & New Long Haul Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 2053

Re: Ukraine International Airlines to launch some new flights within five years

KBP-SYX is longer than KBP-JFK. From a yield perspective I just can't see how it works.

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by drdisque
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International Nearing 787s & New Long Haul Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 2053

Re: Ukraine International Airlines to launch some new flights within five years

This is a fairly silly list Gomel? Which can't even support year-round service to Minsk? Guangzhou? Who exactly is this for? Sanya? the island town in China? you have to be joking right? Addis Ababa? Are there Ukrainians in Ethiopia or is this some sort of plan to code-share with ET to feed the huge...

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by drdisque
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT: Low down on LGA approach, RWY 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: NYT: Low down on LGA approach, RWY 4

What does this have to do with Hilton Head? Even with an expanded runway, I don't see a situation where HHH would get more than 10 flights per day and for the predominant runway, 21, almost the entire approach is over a park. Even arrivals on 3, from what I can tell, would only impact maybe 2 or 3 d...

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by drdisque
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40843

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

Couple of things. 1. Why don't they just demolish and rebuild the existing Concourse C to better fit into the new Concourse? 2. Why isn't anything being done with Terminal 3? Won't something have to be done there eventually? The space between the new Global Terminal and the existing Concourse G see...

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