Allow commercial flights out of the Collin County Airport in McKinney. Majority of the area's growth is up there in big sky country. Love Field is a landlocked in town airport like Midway that really can't grown beyond it's current size. DAL can easily grow beyond its current size of 20 gates. Reme...Jump to post
More good things may be com ing top SBN. Prebookings on American for both CLT and DFW look very good. I could also see American using either B737-800 or Airbus A319 jets in SBN on the Notre Dame Football Weekends along with Delta's use of Mainline jets. All of Americans flights are sold out on those...Jump to post
stlgph wrote:Oh good, so we're already off and running on the endless naming of random cities where Southwest can add service. Put me down for Peoria to Spokane.
Several years ago they flew one into Fort Worth Alliance Airport and flew out with the whole front fuselage of a B747.Jump to post
Here is a link to an article about Allegiant in Evansville vs Owensboro.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 625766002/
This weekend with the Notre Dame Commencement Delta is operating Mainline B717 aircraft from SBN to their ATL, DTW, and MSP hubs on select flights The surprise is on the Monday early evening inbound from ATL. There are only 6 empty seats left including only 1 left in First. Now the Inbound flight do...Jump to post
From what I've been told is LAS will be all Airbus somewhere between this month and the end of next. With that I'm hoping to see LAS-PIE/SFB they could use to for fleet rotation. With the addition of PIE-BNA, we are dropping PIE-MSY due to low load factors. There have been a good mix of rumors thou...Jump to post
In less than 6 years it'll be, "Who's adding more service at McMinney?" WN should shift some intra-Texas Flying and leasure routes like MCO and LAS there and open up more markets to Love for better timing for connecting. If I was Frontier, Spirit, Allegiant, I'd be drooling over McKinney....Jump to post
I remember seeing their 727-100 at BOI one summer season when they had done charters for the USFS/BLM for fire fighting support for the National Interagency Fire Center. Later ( the next year I assume) I saw a DC-9 with National titles and an oversized eagle logo on the front of the fuselage. I do ...Jump to post
They are not cutting all United Express service they still have both SBN-EWR flights.Jump to post
Booked a ticket today for October on American's service from DFW to SBN. Just checking a few sample days it appears that prebooks for the service is going great and some days around the July 4th holidays have just a few of the Economy Plus seats and a few First Class seats left. Flights both ways fr...Jump to post
"In exchange for getting the Wright Amendment lifted, Love Field agreed to go down to 20 gates, which made the Legend terminal unnecessary, and its gates were torn down.. Your sentence should have read: In exchange for getting the Wright Amendment lifted, Love Field agreed to go down to 20 gat...Jump to post
Still throwing darts at a map.. Yes, perhaps you can construe today's and last month's, and all previous new route announcements as being a SWAG and /or a dart. Some haven't worked (i.e.PIT and recent ISP ones), but many have. Frontier will be expanding even more over the next few years if their fl...Jump to post
Folks the Dallas Love terminal is constrained for space unless you actually want to close down Rwy 18/36 and expand the terminal west towards the runup ramp. To the east you have the new parking garage and the Southwest provisions building plus Gulfstream Aerospace. There is simply no room to expand...Jump to post
Texas Central Rail is making good strides, the company that wants to do HSR between Houston and Dallas. However, if you notice, all the board members are Texas A&M grads, even their intern is an A&M student. They are even putting a stop in the middle of nowhere as a "college stop"...Jump to post
Jamake1 wrote:It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US.
treetreeseven wrote:Also, if you search up "plane fights" on YouTube, Spirit has the best, no contest. #justsayin
The Elkhart Indiana airport is making improvments to airfield lighting and guidance signs as is South Bend International. Both airports are going to energy efficient LED lighting.
https://www.abc57.com/news/elkhart-airp ... enovations
I’m sure they will install a CUPPS system with common use gates. It makes things much easier and cost effective for the air carriers.Jump to post
Looks like UA is ending FWA-EWR in July. Two east coast cities may have been too much. I was told by local media that break even load factor for the flight was 70% which FWA never achieved. I'm surprised UA kept the flight this long. On the other hand SBN load factors for the EWR flight have benn c...Jump to post
Has anybody heard anything about the fate of the accident aircraft? My guess is it will be a write off since it's so old and the extent of the damage. They replace engines all the time. So some leading edge devices, an inlet, window, maybe a pylon and a little sheet metal work and away it goes. Fro...Jump to post
OK, most of us know that Allegiant is retiring their MD80 fleet, with the final aircraft to be gone by year's end. While most will be happy with this, I will not. I have always preferred the 3 x 2 seating of the DC-9/MD series of aircraft. I just received my new SkyGuide and noticed what appears to...Jump to post
MLIAA wrote:Any word on what will happen to the rest of the -EV CRJ700s? I believe they are owned by ExpressJet but the AA agreement only allows for a handful.
Keep in mind most ski/snowboard equipment requires an entire separate checked bag in addition to the bulky winter clothes already in one bag. A skier flying Spirit would have to pay for at least a second checked bag, and the price starts to creep up into normal legacy ticket range, without the addi...Jump to post
jubguy3 wrote:Delta has it's 4th largest hub at a ski resort
SLC is closer to it's resorts in the cottonwoods and Park City than many ski airports in CO are to their airports.
When I come back in the US from Europe it seems like Customs have a patern of questions in regard to foodstuffs. Once they asked if I had any grapes with me, like how in the hell did they know that the airline I was on passed out some grapes before we landed. I ate them of course before we landed. T...Jump to post
Boo hoo! I lied on a customs form and got caught. What part of are you carrying any fruit meat nuts food did she not get? Some agents concider water food by the way. Yeah once I saw a Customs agent harrass a passenger from Spain and ask him if he was bringing any food in. which he answered no. He e...Jump to post
When F9 started their short lived SBN-DEN service a few years back they used DGS who were already at the airport serving Delta. Only equipmenrt DGS brought in was a large tug and towbars and a portable A/C cart for Airbus Aircrraft. The GSE equipment didn't go to waste after F9 pulled out beacuse De...Jump to post
SBN is about to embark on a massive terminal remodeling plan. Here is the concept. This airport is going to look magnificent if everything and the plan is brought to fruition http://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SBN-Public-Facilities-Plan-Final-Booklet.pdf This is a Master Plan design conce...Jump to post
For Example: American is starting service in South Bend Indiana in June. Most likely they will truck GSE equipment to SBN from Chicago O'Hare. Since SBN is installing a CUPP's System with Common Use Gates, American will not need any gate or ticket counter computers.Jump to post
Landed at 220kts ... sheesh, that says something for the engineering of the landing gear. Those wheels were SPINNING! Where did you see that? Statements from the NTSB update Wed Apr 18, 2018 afternoon 41 degree left roll for a few seconds. Flaps 5 instead of 30 or 40. Touchdown speed 165 knots / 19...Jump to post
Interesting article I just read as it relates to this incident and the CFM56 engine.
http://www.aviationpros.com/press_relea ... ove-safety
Is it normal to only lower flaps at 5 on landing following some sort of engine or wing related issue? Also, did she use reverse thrusters at touchdown? The QRH for that aircraft calls for flaps 15 for an engine out. But the pilot chose flaps 5 because of control issues. I think there were gusty win...Jump to post
SBN is about to embark on a massive terminal remodeling plan. Here is the concept. This airport is going to look magnificent if everything and the plan is brought to fruition http://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... ooklet.pdfJump to post
Seems eerily similar to Southwest 3472, doesn't it? I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned earlier... Very similar from the engine pictures. That aircraft's (3472) registration was N766SW which is 6 numbers away from this one which leads one to believe that these two aircraft were built in the same time...Jump to post
Holy cow https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da_2f2hXUAAATES.jpg Lot's of damage to the engine and some to the wing. Very similar to the PNS incident on N766SW in August of 2016 leading one to believe that both aircraft were built around the same time and may have engines from the same build lot.Jump to post
SY also had a flight from PHX in the air and returned the flight to PHX when MSP closed. Airports ike ORD and SBN were open and the flight could have easily been diverted to a close airport to MSP.Jump to post
Why can't SY where USA airport can't go to MSP for cancel flight. Why can't SY fly ferry to Los Cabos to pick it up? SY can fly to MSP close nearby like RST or DBQ or DSM stay there for a few hours or overnight then snow is clear up fly back to MSP that's it. How stupid SY management are? Q Passeng...Jump to post
Personally, I vastly prefer the Q400 over the Embraer, I just think it’s a more comfortable ride, and it’s great for bags, gate check, no waiting around. In Canada, it has a pretty strong following, and we still have a significant number of CRJ100/200s and classic dash 8s that need replacement. It’...Jump to post
Flair Airlines has put into service their first aircraft painted in the new livery. Thoughts? Aircraft (C-FLRS) one of 2 former Alaska Airlines 737-400's that were added to the Flair fleet this past October. https://imageshack.com/i/poDiGEAhj As per https://worldairlinenews.com/2017/12/26/flair-air...Jump to post
SBN just issued a 300 page PDF file for the complete replacement of all airport signage. This appears to be a massive project and may entail paved sholders on all runways and taxiways relocation of all Runway and Taxiway lighting. Painting of all IATA compliant pavement markings etc. and what appea...Jump to post
deltaffindfw wrote:You can't read into what's the suggestions are on AA.com. Look up Wilmington. It shows NC, DE, the cargo hub in OH AND a rail station. They must use a database of all codes.