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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 43
Views: 4944

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

A220-100 is the best replacement. It has the same 2-3 layout and the same certified capacity, so it should match configurations better. Plus it offers better fuel efficiency and range. Otherwise airlines have the E195-E2 option. But can it handle the ultra short routes where the engines don't have ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 78
Views: 7433

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

And? Welcome to NYC.... The things I outlined above vastly outweigh the issues LGA present. I'm sorry, you can't just close an airport with 30 million passengers a year, especially an airport that is the most convenient to reaching the center of the US's largest city. Trust me I have had more than ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 62
Views: 4790

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

LOL “Albert Einstein-Donald Trump Airport.” That said, a Narita-style airport for New York isn’t a bad idea. Connect it with an efficient train and leave JFK for business pax, like Haneda. I’ve heard worse ideas. Better yet connect all the airports in NYC except LGA to Manhattan with high speed tra...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 78
Views: 7433

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

And? Welcome to NYC.... The things I outlined above vastly outweigh the issues LGA present. I'm sorry, you can't just close an airport with 30 million passengers a year, especially an airport that is the most convenient to reaching the center of the US's largest city. Trust me I have had more than ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 78
Views: 7433

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Imagine if I said lets close down DCA and BWI and consolidate the DMV into IAD, that's essentially what you are saying but much worse. 1. You can't just "run passengers through JFK & EWR," those airports are congested as is you can't just throw on 30 million more passengers like it is...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 78
Views: 7433

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

If LGA were closed, I'd just simply run the passengers through JFK & EWR (the two primary NYC airports) with ISP and HPN handling some of the load when needed (ISP & HPN would be linked to Manhattan by existing rail service). Plus all the flights going to JFK would be able to work for both ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 78
Views: 7433

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Yes. The only reason people use LGA is because its closer to the city. Once they build high speed rail from Manhattan to JFK/EWR, LGA will be useless. But realistically, they should bulldoze all three airports and build one massive new airport to replace all of them. Where would this new airport go...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 78
Views: 7433

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

After spending over $4-5 Billion to build a new terminal? Fat chance that would happen. That money would have been better spent on building a right of way allowing nonstop high speed trains from JFK to Penn Station and upgrading JFK.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 4325

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

IWMBH wrote:
They are back in civil aviation with the LM-100J....


That's just a civilianized version of a C-130J. It's a pretty limited market.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 4325

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

Only as a subcontractor or as a partner with another company that has current experience as a civilian aircraft manufacturer.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12265

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

I have a question about the PW JT9D engines on most of the 747SP's. Would it be possible or desirable to replace them with PW4000 engines from retired 747-400's on the SP's that will be flying many years into the future like the two PW engine testbed 747SP's and NASA's SOFIA?

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12265

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

The United B747-SP's flew SFO-SYD, LAX-SYD, SFO PEK and SFO HKG. The !22's flew SFO-NRT, SFO-SEL SFO-HNL-AKL as their longest legs. They were Great airplanes and we sold 1 SP-21 to NASA for the Flying Telescope.Which I understand they Still fly. Actually it was 2 SP's that were sold to NASA for the...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 8435

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

I have been curious about finding out about tourist type activities available in Manchester since SQ rerouted its SIN-DME-IAH flight to SIN-MAN-IAH.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 77
Views: 6938

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

And, of course, Boeing learned from the Comet errors. Therefore, we must give recognition where it is due. Why, are you perceiving some lack of granting due recognition? What are Comet's contributions to Boeing's learning? Did Boeing have a similar lack of understanding of cabin pressurization, met...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14090

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

So what is the expected timeline for the A market 777’s? Do they have have high cycles ? I’d guess they are getting higher utilzation now than earlier in their life. The were used for shorter transatlantic routes between the east coast of the US and Europe plus Hawaii. They haven't accumulated huge...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4742

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Yeah, I don't see it happening, other than as a prestige route. The only likely place is JFK. Long shot LAX but much further. Longer shot DTW, yeah I know huge Lebanese and Arab diaspora, but as I've noted before, that diaspora has got to be much larger than you think to generate pax who will sit u...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 137618

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So, at this stage the single max line is producing approximately 10 aircraft per month. At rate 52 this would be sufficient to meet demand. Does anyone know when the other two production lines will start producing max aircraft? Should be soon! What difference does that make when CFM can't deliver e...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6782

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

What happened to the day when you just boarded your flight, got from point a to point b? No one got sick. Now you can’t even have peanuts on the flight. what happened to the day when the only animals in the cabin where served to you on a tray? This girl had a declared allergy (to the carrier) and a...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 2935

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

Alitalia has indeed received a lot of subsidies over the past years. Especially when Berlusconi was in power. The EU should play by the same rules for all. Estonian and MALEV both went bankrupt because they were forced to pay back money they had gotten from their respective states and that the EU h...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 105
Views: 11166

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Turkey has also soured relations with the EU recently. It's a slippery slope to nowhere. I would suspect travelers would seek connections in more stable ME hubs (UAE especially). Transit pax really couldn't care less about the "stability" of the country as long as the airport works OK and...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 82
Views: 8558

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I was reading the visa information from Dubai's tourist website. It says that visitor's visas are available at the at the airport for citizens of several countries including the UK. So if she had just applied for the visa before attempting to clear customs, she would have had no problems. I would ne...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 82
Views: 8558

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

There has to be waaaaaaay more to this story than meets the eye Her one entry visa had already been used. The Dubai police were laying on as much as they could. She seems somewhat ditzy to travel to a country like the UAE without having all passports and visas in place before buying tickets. She sa...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10974

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

IAH-BRU is a stretch also, with minimal O&D. From IAH one could fly to EWR and connect to BRU. It would also be possible to fly IAH-AMS on either KLM or UA and use ground transportation to get to Brussels. Flying IAH-AMS has the advantage of being a longer flight, so getting enough sleep might ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22410

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Dominion301 wrote:
downdata wrote:
Looks like virgin..


In other words “Like a Virgin” ;)

2020 sounds like a good time for the tulip to make its triumphant return.


United's management will be tiptoeing through the tulip issue.

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2899

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

BELAVIA? Lukashenko definitely qualifies as a dictator. So how does the airline rate? Sorry....OT I know but those Tu-154M were a thing of beauty and Belavia was one of the last operators into the UK. They always looked well-maintained, as did the 735s that replaced them. They now have some smart l...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2899

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

AWACSooner wrote:
BELAVIA?
Lukashenko definitely qualifies as a dictator.


So how does the airline rate?

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12265

Re: B-747SP

As I understand it, the development of the SP involved working out the aerodynamics of having the second passenger deck end over the wings. This led to a relatively inexpensive stretch of the passenger deck for the -300 and beyond. As such, it was not so much an orphan made obsolete by the -200B or...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12265

Re: B-747SP

Why did Braniff International buy 2 frames of the SP's back in the late '70's? I know they were trying to start up a Pacific network, but their flights stopped in HNL on the way to HKG, so not sure why they needed the range. I know they used to route their 747SP's to LGW from DFW before they went u...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12265

Re: B-747SP

Northwest Airlines considered buying a few 747SP aircraft to use on the New York Tokyo route. But Boeing finally improved the 747-200B and equipped it with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q engines and then the 747-200B could fly the route non stop. It did did require blocking off some coach seats but it...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12265

Re: B-747SP

The 747SP was the ULR plane of its time. Like all other ULR types, it's very much a niche market and only 45 SPs were ever built. Once the 747-400 came out, the 747SP was no longer economically viable. The 400 had the same range as the SP with the passenger capacity of the 300 and much better CASM....

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12265

Re: B-747SP

The 747SP was the ULR plane of its time. Like all other ULR types, it's very much a niche market and only 45 SPs were ever built. Once the 747-400 came out, the 747SP was no longer economically viable. The 400 had the same range as the SP with the passenger capacity of the 300 and much better CASM....

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14090

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

It’ll more thank likely end up being 100+ narrowbodies. US3 have done everything possible to make the domestic widebody a thing of the past, since they seem to think frequency is all that matters. Frequency is important, but for certain trunk routes, WBs still make sense. The issue with WB vs NB is...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12265

Re: B-747SP

This has always been fascinating to me. Did users of this type of B747 find it economically viable for their respective markets? I know IR, CA had them. The 747SP was the ULR plane of its time. Like all other ULR types, it's very much a niche market and only 45 SPs were ever built. Once the 747-400...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14090

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

The domestic 777's won't be replaced any time soon. They just got reconfigured to 10 abreast. Just because they are somewhat old doesn't mean they are need to be retired. They are well maintained and have had a recent cabin refurbishment. When they reconfig to 10 abreast does that mean they need al...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14090

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Isn't the A330 about 30,000 lbs lighter (oew) than a 777A and capable of the range that would be required? A330-300 or 900 seems the best option to me. Isn't the 333/339 very close in cabin size/seating capacity to the 777-200, the closest of anything currently in production (not countig the very l...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14090

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I think the 19 777A will be replaced by 16 764, previously CO had four of their 764s in high density Hawaii configurations. And of course when they were first delivered all of DL's 764s were domestic. I don't think new order will replace the 772s. Especially considering the only 777-200's that can ...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14090

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I think the 19 777A will be replaced by 16 764, previously CO had four of their 764s in high density Hawaii configurations. And of course when they were first delivered all of DL's 764s were domestic. I don't think new order will replace the 772s. Especially considering the only 777-200's that can ...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14090

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

The domestic 777's won't be replaced any time soon. They just got reconfigured to 10 abreast. Just because they are somewhat old doesn't mean they are need to be retired. They are well maintained and have had a recent cabin refurbishment.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3965

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Cubsrule wrote:
What is it, a 200 PDEW market? A single nonstop will capture far less than half of that. That’s the issue.


And JAX isn't far from ATL. DL could capture most of the market with frequencies to ATL plus connections.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?

You could fly EWR-SFO on a UA transcon configured 757-200. I priced economy seats for potential trips when my in laws make a trip to the US. They have lots of flights throughout the day.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT
Replies: 31
Views: 747

Re: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT

I would avoid flying via a west coast airport. I would fly through IAH, DFW, or DEN. All three of those airports are good for connections. Going through IAH or DFW also has the advantage of connecting close to home. If something gets fouled up, it's pretty easy just to rent a car to get back to San ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Everts Air Cargo 727?
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Everts Air Cargo 727?

MDGLongBeach wrote:
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Must be this one.



I see it’s a zero g 727, is that what is solely used for or does Everts have another use for it too?


I checked out their website a few years ago. When they aren't flying zero G flights, they operate it as an ordinary 722F for commercial cargo.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2642

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

One big plus for using some smaller market airports is not having long TSA lines.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3482

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

But how many more gates could realistically be built at DAL before it becomes gridlocked? It only has two runways now compared to the three it had before DFW opened. No one would want DAL to get gridlocked like LHR. SAN is a single-runway airport, and there are over 22 million passengers who fly in...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3482

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

CRP is actually one of the top destinations traveled to from DAL that isn't currently served nonstop from DAL. According to the DOT Domestic Consumer Airfare Report, there was an average of 84 passengers traveling between CRP and DAL per day (both directions included) in Q2 2017. CRP is also locate...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3482

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

But how many more gates could realistically be built at DAL before it becomes gridlocked? It only has two runways now compared to the three it had before DFW opened. No one would want DAL to get gridlocked like LHR.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3482

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

The following adds would likely happen at DAL by WN (in addition to already announced upcoming WN nonstop routes out of DAL starting in January 2019) if the gate cap went away at DAL: ⋅ Addition of DAL-BUF, DAL-CVG, DAL-CLE, and DAL-EWR nonstop service ⋅ Revival of DAL-CRP and D...

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