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by freakyrat
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 93
Views: 8397

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

Is it just me or is G4 reducing/cutting a lot of frequencies. The last report showed them reducing just about everything out of AVL, and looks like a lot put of PIE as well, unless im reading this wrong. On the other hand. I'm glad to see WN add LAX from TPA. Must be some incorrect data for example...

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by freakyrat
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 93
Views: 8397

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

Is it just me or is G4 reducing/cutting a lot of frequencies. The last report showed them reducing just about everything out of AVL, and looks like a lot put of PIE as well, unless im reading this wrong. On the other hand. I'm glad to see WN add LAX from TPA. Must be incorrect information as G4 sti...

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by freakyrat
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 19
Views: 1948

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

Now it has also shown to be feasable for the big three carriers to go back into markets that they abandoned. An example is American returning back to South Bend, Indiana with the larger regional jet flights to DFW and CLT. Moat likely this year is also United resuming service to DEN.

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by freakyrat
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 148
Views: 11113

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Several years ago i was on an AA flight from Heathrow to DFW on a brand new B777-300. There was a family travelling with their children occupying the rows behinf mine. Sitting next to me was a FA deadheading from an afternoon flight that had been cancelled due to a previous ice storm situation in Da...

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by freakyrat
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Air cargo operators interested in international air freight at SBN. Looks like 2018 will be good to SBN. Article doesn't go into much detail but the writing is on the wall. http://www.wndu.com/content/news/StJoseph-County-job-creation-efforts-focus-on-airport-473966293.html I suppose I don’t unders...

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by freakyrat
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23510

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

The 797 is a 757 replacement. Now that Bloomberg let the cat out of the bag Delta and Boeing have kissed and made up and Delta will be the exclusive launch customer for the 797.

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by freakyrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

As a Dublin native studying at ND this would make my life a lot easier, if it's EI there's massive potential for onwards travel to Europe with their extensive network, if it's Norwegian at least it will be cheap. ND alone has two schools and a research institute in Ireland as well as internship pro...

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by freakyrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11178

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Allegiant had an incident about a month ago at SBN with their flight to Punta Gorda. This was N250NV their brand spanking new Airbus A320. Aircraft was slightly damaged when a deicing truck slid on the ramp. According to a friend of mine who is a supervisor at South Bend for another carrier, he was ...

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by freakyrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11178

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Used to be a weekly occurrence at DFW with Spirit. Now I would like to address this particular issue with Allegiant. The aircraft involved was an Airbus A319. Airbus aircraft have onboard diagnostics much like your automobile. The problem comes up on what they call the ECAM display and maintenance c...

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by freakyrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11178

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

It’s not like having to cancel over 200 flights on a Sunday because you didn’t have enough glycol to De-ice the planes. But that would never happen to a traditional airline, would it? Happened to me at DFW with F9. The airport ran out of the proper deicing fluid and the inbound aircraft from DEN tu...

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by freakyrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 69
Views: 9823

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

C Series may also operate out of JFK. Also there is an open RFP with DGS at South Bend Indiana by Delta for a daily Regional Jet flight to JFK. Delta would like to use this Flight for international connections at JFK. The C-Series could free up a CRJ900 to operate this flight. Delta two years ago st...

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by freakyrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump administration proposes selling DCA and IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 6540

Re: Trump administration proposes selling DCA and IAD

Would the airspace rules in place since 9/11 be relaxed?

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by freakyrat
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

From what I glean from recent local newspaper articles SBN’s FIS is now fully approved for commercial international flights. The GAF has already cleared 50 GA aircraft.

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by freakyrat
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Boeing bases their fleet at GYY and could really use a GAF Customs facility at GYY.

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by freakyrat
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8426

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

I linked this article in the A321LR takes flight thread and did some Google research on possible mid sized US airports to Dublin. An airline like Aer Lingus or Norwegian can take a slot at Dublin and service 2 to 3 of these markets at 2x and 3x weekly frequencies. Dublin would make for a nice conne...

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by freakyrat
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

I understand that GYY is just building a Customs facility for General Aviation.

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by freakyrat
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

I think what the feeling is about SBN-Europe is that in the next few years O'Hare is going to become saturated and gate constrained and the European ULCC carriers such as WOW Air, Norwegian and Rynair (if they decide to start TATL flights) are going to start looking at the secondary airports in the ...

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by freakyrat
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 79
Views: 6438

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Looks like the MIA expansion isn't going well.... LF's from Oct were really poor across the board (DEN/LAS being the exceptions): DEN-MIA: 93% LAS-MIA: 86% TTN-MIA: 75% CVG-MIA: 74% PHL-MIA: 73% ORD-MIA: 71% PVD-MIA: 65% DTW-MIA: 55% CLE-MIA: 55% ISP-MIA: 47% MKE-MIA: 46% We had better LF's out of ...

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by freakyrat
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

I think the airport was approached by a travel agency that wanted to run charter flights to the Bahamas. Seasonal flights to Cancun are probably a better bet. Daily CRJ200 trips to CYYZ on Air Canada Regional in partnership with United is a possibility. An outside chance for a new airline might be a...

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by freakyrat
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

And FWA is even worse, I must add. I doubt that either the FWACAA or a local travel agent is looking at FWA-NAS charters even though NAS has preclearance and FWA can handle preclearance flights like NAS and YYZ (but not flights like CUN that require a full FIS). But there is something known as mark...

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by freakyrat
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

When Allegiant approached SBN several years ago about establishing an FIS at SBN the thinking was for flights to Cancun which will probaby become SBN’s first international destination. At that time a travel agency was interested in charter flights to the Bahamas. Demographics and travel patterns cha...

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by freakyrat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

When thinking about Notre Dame, you also have to remember that they are not just the University. They are also the Congregation of Holy Cross and the Sisters of the Holy Cross who also run St. Mary's College. ND is also the primary Seminary for the Congregation of Holy Cross. So, one entity may not...

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by freakyrat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

The airport has the data on Cancun trips. The Boston info came out of a DOT that tracks in demand city pairs at air carrier airports and it was brought up on this group by others.

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by freakyrat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

The airport has the data on Cancun trips. The Boston info came out of a DOTreport that tracks in demand city pairs at air carrier airports and it was brought up on this group by others.

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by freakyrat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Not a chance Never say Never. You never know what Notre Dame has up their sleeve. I feel the University had a say in bringing American back to South Bend as their students and employees of companies like Zimmer Biomet do a lot of travellng to Texas. Notre Dame being in the ACC also does a lot of bu...

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by freakyrat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Rumors are that the University of Notre Dame is working with a carrier in regards to twice weekly service to Dublin. As a Dublin native studying at ND this would make my life a lot easier, if it's EI there's massive potential for onwards travel to Europe with their extensive network, if it's Norweg...

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by freakyrat
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Rumors are that the University of Notre Dame is working with a carrier in regards to twice weekly service to Dublin. As a Dublin native studying at ND this would make my life a lot easier, if it's EI there's massive potential for onwards travel to Europe with their extensive network, if it's Norweg...

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by freakyrat
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Rumors are that the University of Notre Dame is working with a carrier in regards to twice weekly service to Dublin. Just curious, is there really that much demand to justify such a flight? I'm not sure. I know they have business over in Ireland. I know for sure there is business for flights to the...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Not any groundbreaking information but a confirmation that the airport is trying to attract international passenger and cargo flights. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/work-continues-on-attracting-international-flights-to-south-bend/article_195d7051-ee24-58ab-81de-b3b343babc50.html Th...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Copyright Office rejects AA's logo claim again
Replies: 1
Views: 1359

Re: U.S. Copyright Office rejects AA's logo claim again

American's logo isn't anything special. It looks like a reverse of United's old mainliner tail logo.

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by freakyrat
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38308

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

MSPNWA wrote:
admanager wrote:
I'm assuming the deal with Airbus for shared ownership and new line in AL is going to stand.

There's no point for a Mobile line without U.S. tariffs.


There is if orders start flying in.

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by freakyrat
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 275
Views: 30732

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I have a question, how do you know how CAK and LBE are doing at NK at this particular time. And second if CLE and PIT are doing so great then why did NK start service at these two airports. And third NK announced future service to Richmond and Columbus which are not exactly top 40 markets. Also NK ...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE
Replies: 35
Views: 4698

Re: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE

SANFan wrote:
Things are getting very interesting for that new '2 gate' airport at Everett. I don't see how it's gonna work. When will DL, G4 and NK announce service there, and where will their airplanes load/unload?

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Switchback Ramps.

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by freakyrat
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 68
Views: 20133

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Will be strange to see an AA with no MD80's it was such a workhorse for AA over the years... Going to catch a few last rides on the great silverbird! The same was repeatedly said for the 727 when those were leaving the fleet in the late 90s/early 2000s. The 727 was a true workhorse in the 70s and 8...

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by freakyrat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Now for speculation. What jets are they going to use in SBN? They would have to use CRJ9's or E175's for Dallas because they can fill those seats and FWA uses CRJ9's, for CLT I do not know. Looks like it’s is going to be 2 CRJ-700s a day to each CLT and DFW. More lift than I had expected. 64-seat d...

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by freakyrat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Can they? The flights are being downguaged to CR7s this spring. Probably the more appropriate aircraft for the mission. There’s also the SkyWest factor - they fly the CR7 (not the CR9), have a DFW crew base, and have a FWA maintenance base that is now maintaining the larger CRJs. Nice try...I’ve be...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

EWR-FWA does not have the proper Load Factors to break even. They need a 70% load factor every flight to break even and aren't even getting that. SBN averages over 80% with 40-45 people per flight.

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

EWR-FWA does not have the proper Load Factors to break even. They need a 70% load factor every flight to break even and aren't even getting that. SBN averages over 80% with 40-45 people per flight.

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

capitalflyer wrote:
Fantastic. Still wish they would do DCA but this makes sense connection-wise.


DCA may be coming if AA can get the slots. As SBN-BOS is a newly developing O/D market according to the DOT this makes sense connecting to the DCA-BOS shuttle.

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

and AA can fill two CR9s a day from FWA to DFW. This is in addition to 3-4x daily ORD and 2x daily CLT service from AA at FWA. Can they? The flights are being downguaged to CR7s this spring. Probably the more appropriate aircraft for the mission. That's replacing the 76 seat CRJ9 with a 64 seat CRJ...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Service in SBN starts June 7th and is bookable after Jan 22nd.

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Looks like SBN will have to come up with the money to order or to reinstall the jetbridges up on Gates 2 and 4. That would be American Eagle on Gates 2 and 4, Allegiant on 3 and 9, Delta on 5 and 6 and United on 7 and 8.

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

I would also expect the DFW flights to go Mainline American on Notre Dame Football weekends.

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10002

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

Equipment? Frequencies? I was not provided these details but I'm sure an official announcement will advise them, if not they'll be loaded in a few days. If anyone knows I'm sure they'll share, too... Until then we can speculate. I'll go out on a limb and say CRJ9 or E170 for SBN-DFW for competitive...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10002

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

well, this is just absolutely perfect. as a notre dame alum based in dfw, this is what i've been wanting since 2006! can't wait for fall football season! AA left South Bend in 2003. Happy to see they are returning. Thank You to Director of Air Service Development Julie Curtis and Airport Manager Mi...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Now for speculation. What jets are they going to use in SBN? They would have to use CRJ9's or E175's for Dallas because they can fill those seats and FWA uses CRJ9's, for CLT I do not know.

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN has a lot of American Platinum Elites living in the area. I'll bet they are happy.

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

This is finally good news for SBN and FWA. How many years has SBN worked to get American back?

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4137

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

This is also something way out in the future. In SBN's Master Plan they have a huge 20 gate terminal including Customs to be built on the North side of the airport off of Nimitz Parkway.

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