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by freakyrat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Any updates on United starting FWA or SBN to DEN? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk None Yet. When I was in SBN in October I talked about this with the local United folks. They said they knew they were going seasonal on the Newark flights and would like to offer a substitue of 1 or 2 daily fligh...

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by freakyrat
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Skywest has taken over all American Eagle CJ700 flying at SBN and FWA to both CLT and DFW. Looks like then they can do overnight maintenance on the aircraft at both of their Indiana bases.

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by freakyrat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces HRL
Replies: 29
Views: 4662

Re: Frontier announces HRL

Story out of local paper in Harlingen regarding city's air service development program incentives that lured F9 and soon AA to HRL and whether or not they will stay once the tap runs dry. F9 load factors are around 79% which is healthy for these infant markets between HRL and DEN, ORD. However F9 s...

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by freakyrat
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8387

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

Wonder how long before ATC's follow the same pattern? Once again, don't blame anyone for refusing to work while not getting paid. Depending on how long the shut down last, could get very interesting. Unlike during the time of Reagan, If NATCA would walk out these political shenaigans between a Pres...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13097

Re: HERB R.I.P.

This is truly the saddest day in Southwest history. From a visionary note on a cocktail napkin this man started the best company in the airline business. He will be missed. RIP Herb. Much LUV and condolences to Herb's family and the fine employees of Southwest Airlines.

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by freakyrat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 3590

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

SierraPacific wrote:
I wonder what the planning is like when it comes to adding international beach destinations or if it is even in the cards. I feel like flights to the Caribbean out of secondary airports could possibly be a niche for Allegiant.


Seasonal SBN-CUN has been in the works for a few years now.

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by freakyrat
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 9832

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

What will become of Expressjet's CRJ700 flying for American Eagle?

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by freakyrat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12862

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

My home airport is SBN and I fly DL exclusively. They're still using the CRJ, which is a miserable experience, with a CRJ-900 swapped in on the afternoon ATL leg every once in a while. The DGS folks at SBN said that the passengers prefer the CRJ900 hands down and they would like to offer more of th...

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by freakyrat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12862

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

My home airport is SBN and I fly DL exclusively. They're still using the CRJ, which is a miserable experience, with a CRJ-900 swapped in on the afternoon ATL leg every once in a while. The DGS folks at SBN said that the passengers prefer the CRJ900 hands down and they would like to offer more of th...

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by freakyrat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41244

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

SCQ83 wrote:
What happens with the PAX?

If most of them are Norwegian, will they lose the ESTA privilege for their next visit to the US because they have visited Iran?


They can stamp a plain sheet of paper instead of their passport and then throw it away whaen they get back home.

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by freakyrat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12862

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

Detroit to Iron Mountain, Pellston, Alpena, Marquette, Sault St Marie, Wasau, et al... Atlanta to New Bern, Columbus, Albany, Brunswick, etc. There are a large number of routes that will never support a bigger jet. The CRJ2 is also just much better on runway space than a 900, especially in contamin...

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by freakyrat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Looks like SBN-EWR will be coming back seasonally from August to December. Disappointing it’s not running beginning in the summer, but I guess it’s better than nothing. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/united-non-stop-flights-from-south-bend-to-newark-suspended/article_4cc46598-75a1-5...

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by freakyrat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12862

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

My home airport is SBN and I fly DL exclusively. They're still using the CRJ, which is a miserable experience, with a CRJ-900 swapped in on the afternoon ATL leg every once in a while. What is really going on in SBN is a real circus. The airport want's Delta to bring in larger aircraft and therfe i...

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by freakyrat
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12862

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

I think in the end. Its “schismatics” Delta won’t have any 50 seat jets. But Delta passengers will fly on a 50 seat jet to get to a Delta hub.. I’ve heard around 50 total 50 seaters mostly “prorate”... But that way they can claim no “50 seaters”.. The locals in South Bend have been trying to get ri...

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by freakyrat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Looks like SBN-EWR will be coming back seasonally from August to December. Disappointing it’s not running beginning in the summer, but I guess it’s better than nothing. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/united-non-stop-flights-from-south-bend-to-newark-suspended/article_4cc46598-75a1-5...

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by freakyrat
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

United will be operating a SBN-DFW Nonstop on Friday Dec. 28th to accommodate ND Football fans going to the Cotton Bowl on the 29th. This is in addition to American's 2 daily nonstops. Flight 5721 an E175 operated by Skywest will depart SBN at 1:35 PM and arrive DFW at 3:30 PM Does anyone know what...

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by freakyrat
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

SBN's September traffic figures. https://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Composite-Stats-9-Sep-2018.pdf Enplanemnts up another 27% in October. SBN should easily top 360,000 enplanemnts for the year with a likewise amount of deplanements serving over 700,000 passengers this year. https://flysb...

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by freakyrat
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

United will be operating a SBN-DFW Nonstop on Friday Dec. 28th to accommodate ND Football fans going to the Cotton Bowl on the 29th. This is in addition to American's 2 daily nonstops. Flight 5721 an E175 operated by Skywest will depart SBN at 1:35 PM and arrive DFW at 3:30 PM

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by freakyrat
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A321 D-AISH damaged by jetbridge at FRA 01.12.18
Replies: 18
Views: 5664

Re: LH A321 D-AISH damaged by jetbridge at FRA 01.12.18

Well, did Lufthansa operate the airbridge or was it another operator? I doubt it was the LH pilot who drove straight into the airbridge. ;) Why would that surprise you? Airbridges are fully automated these days; enter the aircraft type, press a button and the bridge will automatically drive itself ...

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by freakyrat
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36300

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

crj900lr wrote:
I doubt the underside sustained that much damage. The engines are barley touching the EMAS, possibly some gear damage but i would be surprised if it was written off and scrapped.


EMAS is designed to limit any damage to the aircraft.

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by freakyrat
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36300

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

This thread would be reading very differently if this was Lion in Indonesia. :scratchchin: So the slights hurled at them and the comment that 737’s are unforgiving aren’t enough for you? Given that WN has at least an order of magnitude (perhaps 2) more flights annually than Lion Air, I think the Li...

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by freakyrat
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 6906

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

I have family that live in north Puget Sound and, if the flight exists, they'll drive to BLI rather than SEA. We've taken AS flights to Hawaii many times out of BLI as well as to LAS before they dropped that route. PAE is going to do great...I believe we'll see mainline on some routes once daily to...

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by freakyrat
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509115

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Southwest is adding the aoa option to it's MAX fleet, I assume because they want the AOA DISAGREE message that can give better awareness. https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/southwest-airlines-is-adding-new-angle-of-attack-indicators-to-its-737-max-fleet/ Could they make Boeing pay for it? Wh...

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by freakyrat
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A320 Loses #2 Engine Cowling Departing LAS
Replies: 30
Views: 8679

Re: Frontier A320 Loses #2 Engine Cowling Departing LAS

jjbiv wrote:
What did Fromtier do with the passengers after cancelling the flight?


They rebooked them on other carriers, refunded their tickets and gave each a 500.00 travel voucher to be used for future travel.

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by freakyrat
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 6906

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

Interesting that AS felt the need to deny Love Field was involved in the "confidential deal". Why is the deal confidential? Hmm... :stirthepot: Motley Fool guy implies there is something of an alliance between the carriers (not in terms of code share, but a business alliance). I don't buy...

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by freakyrat
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 23808

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

I want to say DL is the best of the Big 3. AA and UA got rid of snacks at one point in time, but not DL. Honestly, a bag of pretzels or a couple of over handled Hydrox Cookies makes one carrier better over another? Actually Delta has Pretzels, Kind Bars, Biscoffs and Banana's and other snacks in De...

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by freakyrat
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 Hub Connection Flow vs Local Enplanement stats
Replies: 21
Views: 4273

Re: US3 Hub Connection Flow vs Local Enplanement stats

I thought this might be interesting for some... Boyd group recently put out a presentation which included info on how U.S. hubs stack up in regards to their percentage of local vs connection traffic flow. Below it top-10 list of hubs with the greatest percentage of connection enplanements. 1. CLT 7...

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by freakyrat
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 23808

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

For someone who typically flies in coach, my experience has been DL has been better than AA in service at least since September 11th. I've flown coach on both and Delta Comfort on most of my flights from DFW-SLC to go skiing. Delta Comfort service has been better. Since I now have a nonstop America...

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by freakyrat
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA add a late night bank at DFW 11/25?
Replies: 11
Views: 2893

Re: Did AA add a late night bank at DFW 11/25?

iahcsr wrote:
UA had an extra late night bank at IAH yesterday.... presumably at most other hubs as well...


They ran an extra evening bank out of EWR. I know SBN had three flights to EWR yesterday where they generaly have two.

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by freakyrat
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 38
Views: 8532

Re: UA 232 Details

Another thing Captain Haynes mentioned in a talk he gave to a group that I belong to is there was this 16yr old guy that was travelling with his mother and both survived. Capt. Haynes asked him why and how he survived as they were upside down etc. He said that when he boarded the jet he counted the ...

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by freakyrat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

A few weeks ago it seems that Skywest flew a couple of aircraft down from their SBN maintenance base to GUS, Peru, Indiana. I found out that there is an airliner paint shop operation based at the former Air Force Base.

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by freakyrat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 70
Views: 18219

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

It's going to Rome FCO for aircraft painting into the new livery. Some of our other aircraft are going to get painted in Peru, Indiana (GUS) and in Fort Worth,Texas (FTW) during the low season over the next month. I was curious what was going on in Peru, IN for Skywest to be flying a couple of airc...

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by freakyrat
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17312

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

I've been on the B737 MAX8 a few times and the LEAP1B engines make the same noise on spool up but after that the Leap is one of the quietest engines around.

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by freakyrat
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15871

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Totally unacceptable on Delta's part. If it was me and they didn't resolve it, I would refuse to take the flight and have Delta put me up overnight in Atlanta and fly out the next day. If they would refuse I would pick up the phone to the FAA Air Carrier District Office in Atlanta and complain that ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 17631

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

In 1991 we used stairs in Biak Indonesia to deplane and reboard a Garuda Indonesian DC10.

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by freakyrat
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 46
Views: 7214

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

Read a week ago or so that UA is looking to add new flights to small cities in the east to feed IAD. While EWR is packed, IAD has plenty of room to add new flights and once the metro line is finished with its IAD stop, its appeal will grow with both connecting flights and O&D traffic for the DC...

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by freakyrat
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 46
Views: 7214

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

SBN-EWR was cut even with decent O/D. Most connections on this flight going to BOS. Flight will return next fall seasonally from September thru December to accomodate Notre Dame students. No word on a replacement flight top IAD for East Coast connections. Local United folks want one. AA resumed flig...

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by freakyrat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

https://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... g-2018.pdf

Statistics for August. Enplanements up 43% over last year. American Airlines is adding to this.
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https://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... g-2018.pdf

Statistics for August. Enplanements up 43% over last year. American Airlines is adding to this.

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by freakyrat
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

I've been told by the local people working these flights at SBN that loads have picked up and typically Monday, Friday, and Sunday are the fullest. This Friday for example loads are all above 80%. For your information FWA loads on AA are pretty much the same as SBN. LF's usually do not mean much as...

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

I've been told by the local people working these flights at SBN that loads have picked up and typically Monday, Friday, and Sunday are the fullest. This Friday for example loads are all above 80%. For your information FWA loads on AA are pretty much the same as SBN. LF's usually do not mean much as ...

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

In April of Next Year Delta is dropping the CRJ900 off the noon flight to Atlanta but adding another ATL CRJ200 flight at 2:15 PM giving SBN 5 daily CRJ200 flights to ATL wgich would in effect add about 35 more seats to the market. SBN still may see bigger planes on this route. I hope that doesn’t ...

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Delta moves these CRJ900's around at SBN. SBN is gaining 24 extra seats daily by adding another flight. It's not that Delta cannot fill First According to the local Delta folks the city wants bigger planes for the ATL flights and there is justification for them however Delta wants the ramp rebuilt (...

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

In April of Next Year Delta is dropping the CRJ900 off the noon flight to Atlanta but adding another ATL CRJ200 flight at 2:15 PM giving SBN 5 daily CRJ200 flights to ATL wgich would in effect add about 35 more seats to the market. SBN still may see bigger planes on this route. I hope that doesn’t ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24160

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

I was talking this over with a good friend of mine over the weekend, we think the FA might have a case against Austin, something about secondary producer, and having to have copies of proof of age and consent to be filmed. I doubt he'd do anything about it but who knows! You are correct I remember ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

In April of Next Year Delta is dropping the CRJ900 off the noon flight to Atlanta but adding another ATL CRJ200 flight at 2:15 PM giving SBN 5 daily CRJ200 flights to ATL wgich would in effect add about 35 more seats to the market. SBN still may see bigger planes on this route.

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by freakyrat
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 19271

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

I think moving connecting flights from EWR to IAD makes sense. It frees up EWR to focus on O&D and some international connections while IAD takes over bulk connections. What surprises me a bit is that they don’t keep a single EWR flight to tap O&D since most of the cities being moved thus f...

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by freakyrat
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

You’re more likely to get either LGA or JFK on a 200 than BOS. BOS is well outside the range that DCI is flying single class aircraft these days. NYC-SBN is already outside that distance. Hell SBN-ATL is one of the longest single class flights left This flight most likely would be on a CRJ900 as th...

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by freakyrat
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 20278

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Unfortunately based on the other EWR cuts this week as well as United’s plan to make EWR an all mainline O/D airport it seem like this may be permenant. Most of the daily connecting passengers on the morning EWR flight were going to BOS, 10-15 per day. Dont know how many connect to BOS from Delta's...

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