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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 91
Views: 10668

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

On another note, Americans are held all the time by foreign governments and it doesn't inspire actions that are this dramatic. North Korea was holding several American citizens until the recent warming of relations. I wonder why the U.S. considers this situation to be so much more of a priority? I ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 84
Views: 6351

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

PHL-SBN on American Eagle within the next 18 months.

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I would not at all be surprised if home computing has gotten to the point where at home we can have the amount of computing power needed to simulate the physics (just the physics) of an aircraft as accurately as in a full motion simulator from the 80s and 90s. Do I dare look at the cringe festival ...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I think the first casualty will be the many Youtube videos detailing a 'cold & dark' engine start. You could literally memorise most of it or have it on an iPad. Should cockpit doors be locked on the ground too? If you watch the videos it is an extensive process following the checklist to go fr...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I think the first casualty will be the many Youtube videos detailing a 'cold & dark' engine start. You could literally memorise most of it or have it on an iPad. Should cockpit doors be locked on the ground too? I do not think you should do this as the videos are informative for pilots in train...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

No one brought this up and i'm sure Rich's medical records are private but some sleep drugs make people do irrstional and sometimes suicidal things. Some of these drugs caused a friend of mine to take his own life and I know this would have never happened if he wasn't on these.

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

With the serious complexity of sims nowadays, he probably could. Pilots love to think it could never happen and that sims aren’t the same, which they aren’t, but procedurally anyways, they are now the exact same. Only difference being one is real and one is not. But, I sincerely hope this does not ...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Probably the brakes smoking. Someone who doesn't know how to taxi would use the brakes to control speed. This is a really naive question, but how else would you control speed? I’m guessing that riding the brakes is not a good thing, as it wouldn’t Be in a car. Nor is it the only way of controlling ...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

[quote="ual763"[/quote] With the serious complexity of sims nowadays, he probably could. Pilots love to think it could never happen and that sims aren’t the same, which they aren’t, but procedurally anyways, they are now the exact same. Only difference being one is real and one is not. But...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How much harder would it have been to take an Airbus or Boeing? Would that have even been possible? Who knows. Both aircraft are rather complex and Airbus aircraft are flown with a sidestick which takes awhile getting use to. When you hear the ATC tapes of this incident it's obvious the guy never d...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

To the post above about blaming ATC for apparently not dispatching authorities to stop the aircraft on the ground before it even took off..... I get what you’re saying, but we have no idea what was going on. There is a very good chance they DID dispatch authorities as soon as they noticed something...

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How about not having knee jerk reactions... keys, codes, removing the majestic Q400 from the market (I heard that from one of the reporters covering this story)... really? This isn’t even in the same discussion as a requirement for a reinforced locked cockpit door. :roll: We do need to be sensible ...

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How does a Customer Service agent know how to start, taxi, take off in … and fly a plane like that? Flight sims. Some FlightGear planes are already that complex that you either learn to start up the airliner *correctly*, or you go the easy way and choose... "Autostart", which takes care o...

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

If its even remotely possible to say something positive about this, I bet BBD is anxious to get their hands on the data recorders so they can see exactly how much force the plane can handle - he did a lot of maneuvers you don't put those planes in. I think some of the BBD test pilots have already d...

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by freakyrat
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6643

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

Thespiritofit wrote:
Interesting article on Spirits next potential airframe.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-spirit-airlines-might-order-154000628.html


Remember NK sided with DL over their tarrif case against Boeing. I feel NK will go with Airbus on this.

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by freakyrat
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 103
Views: 2594

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Caravelle, BAC111, Martin 404, Boeing 707, Boeing 720, DC8-50, Convair 440, Convair 880, and Vickers Viscount.

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 12686

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

News rom SBN. AA is doing great at SBN and will over the next 18 months add flights to PHL and possibly MIA. Do you have a source on this? Local contractor personnel for AA advised that American will add a third hub over the next 18 months. They said PHL and MIA is an additional possibility. I’ll w...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 12686

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

News rom SBN. AA is doing great at SBN and will over the next 18 months add flights to PHL and possibly MIA. The new Jetbridge on Gate 9 can be stretched out to 117 feet and is fully ADA compliant for use with all International wide bodied aircraft that could fly into SBN like B767/787A330 etc. It a...

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 12686

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Could see A320’s on some of the ND football weekend upgrades but should be mostly B717’s because they can use the lower jetbridges on gates 5 and 6. AA has had to add a third DFW-SBN flight on Fridays of the football weekends and is offering a great fare back to DFW so it doesn’t have to fly empty b...

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by freakyrat
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 12686

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

I do not know how many people are paying the lowest fares out of SBN but I'm sure yield management is taking a close look at them. I can understand how these flights have been late with the way they are doing the aircraft utilization. Most I checked have been on time or early though. AA is doing qui...

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15727

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

I believe SBN will eventually have mainline Delta again for some flights with the introduction of the A220. Their is presently an open RFP for a JFK flight.

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 12686

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

I believe the A220 will also eventually be in SBN for the long overdue DL proposed flight to JFK.

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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15727

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

It's not daily, its 6x weekly I forgot they skip Wednesday. The CRJ900 is showing on Delta's schedule through October. I wonder if it is just seasonal or will continue year round? OO can do maintenance at SBN on all their CRJ types and has already worked on a CRJ700. The maintenance base for primar...

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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 12686

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 17

Irregardless of OO's maintenance base at SBN, SBN officials have been meeting with DL officials requestinmg Mainline upgrades for some flights to ATL. Delta is currently operating an afternoon CRJ900 6X a week on the route. Around the same time that AA started service in SBN DL did operate a Mainlin...

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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 211
Views: 12686

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 17

Nice to see rising numbers. AA is beginning to sell out some afternoon flights in both markets out of SBN. I always thought DFW would do well but surprisingly putting in some sample bookings on AA's website has revealed that CLT on some days is filling more seats than DFW. For the first month of se...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15727

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

I’ll believe that when it happens. Without a significant change in where regionals operate planes, that would make OO very difficult to utilize their MX base in SBN for DL. They simply don’t have the 900s to do it. If it does go to CR9s (which is unlikely because SBN doesn’t even get a daily ATL CR...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15727

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

DL sends a CRJ900 on the noon flight into SBN from ATL and return. This is a step up from the usual CRJ200's. Even with a Skywest maintenance base at SBN long term plans are to use a mix of CRJ900/B717 on the ATL flights and CRJ900's on the MSP flights with the CRJ200's only doing the DTW runs. I’l...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15727

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

DL sends a CRJ900 on the noon flight into SBN from ATL and return. This is a step up from the usual CRJ200's. Even with a Skywest maintenance base at SBN long term plans are to use a mix of CRJ900/B717 on the ATL flights and CRJ900's on the MSP flights with the CRJ200's only doing the DTW runs. Las...

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by freakyrat
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24034

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

I'll go out on a limb and say Frontier.

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'll bet Delta knew this was coming and I'm sure the tarriff case is going to be dropped as this deal changes everything. With stability to the program now we can possibly see more US carriers placeng orders for the jet. JetBlue possibly and maybe Spirit. I'm going to go out on a limb and also add i...

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5939

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

"Not true for one-way pricing. Alaska shows round trip selections as two one-way fares. And other airlines make it work using the "other" or "advanced" option although not as easy. And I believe WN doesn't have such a feature that lets you create an open jaw or multi-stop tr...

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by freakyrat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Maybe JetBlue will now be more than kicking the tires of the C-Series.

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by freakyrat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5939

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

/quote]Really? I am not a WN fanboy, I knock them for a bunch of things, but they offer a much better product to the general consumer than DL, UA, and AA do. For $95, I can fly with two bags, get a small drink & package of peanuts thrown at me, nice/funny FA's, and a decently comfortable seat. ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28661

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

The other cities in the area that MYR was looking at was GRR/PIA/BMI. When Piedmont was flying they had an afternoon flight from SBN-LAX via DAY that did quite well. Now as far as G4 goes all SBN flights are now on Airbuses except LAS and G4 cannot wait to get that one an Airbus also as the cost to ...

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by freakyrat
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28661

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/123742 ... stinations

Myrtle Beach is working on service to South Bend among other cities. I know South Bend is working with Allegiant on this.
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http://www.aviationpros.com/news/123742 ... stinations

Myrtle Beach is working on service to South Bend among other cities. I know South Bend is working with Allegiant on this.

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by freakyrat
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28661

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

While you are at it, Here are some specs on SBN. Gates 3 and 9 can handle sill heights up to a B757. Gates 5 and 6 ramp spaces were realigned at Delta's request to allow greatwer wingtip clearances. Gates 5 thru 8 can handle up to a B737. Because of the ramp slope Gate 8 can handle in a pinch Airbus...

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by freakyrat
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19607

Re: AA's new branding

The other day I was flying through DFW and it really hit me how cheap AA's new branding looks. The gate and check-in areas look like an IKEA showroom. Same with the clubs they are remodeling. One of things I always liked about AA was the classic look they maintained over the years (I guess before t...

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by freakyrat
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28661

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

[quote="Midwestindy] I'd much rather see FWA secure flights to DEN, LAX, WAS, FLL, PHL, e.t.c before the focus is turned towards INT'L service.[/quote] DEN is only a matter of time with the OO MX base and high local demand. Either a CR7 or E175 would work, but the E175 would have room for skis...

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by freakyrat
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28661

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

DY/D8 and WW aren't very likely for FWA or SBN in the foreseeable future IMO. I would love the novalty of a LCC flying to Europe from SBN or FWA, I can't ever see it coming to fruition. There are large cities such as Milwaukee and Columbus that don't have Europe service, nor do medium sized cites i...

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by freakyrat
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 4658

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

71Zulu wrote:
They used to use an Air Canada Jetz A320, is the Jetz charter subfleet still operating?


Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk


Air Canada Jetz has a large contract with NHL teams so I would say yes they are still operating.

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by freakyrat
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 19587

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KGRR/KLAX

Any idea why they would fly out of GRR instead of AZO?


AZO's Runway is to short for the takeoff weight and distance flown.
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azo wrote:
Western Michigan University vs. USC
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KGRR/KLAX

Any idea why they would fly out of GRR instead of AZO?


AZO's Runway is to short for the takeoff weight and distance flown.

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 8228

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

A380MSN004 wrote:
Do we have already any load factors on those lines?


The airports probably have some of the data already.

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 8228

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

A380MSN004 wrote:
Do we have already any load factors on those lines?


The airports probably have some of the data already.

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13374

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

Chicago sort of puzzles me. Terminal 5 is pretty full, when it comes to the afternoon arrivals from Europe, as well as the late afternoon/evening departures to Europe. The addition won't open for several years. If Norwegian can get gate space, it won't be at optimal times. Second, Norwegian would b...

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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 8158

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

The E-satellite was used for diversions and irregular ops before the Termin al E renovation so I assume it will go back to being just for that.

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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 8221

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

I flew on one of these A320's twice last year on ski trips from DFW-SLC and had no problem operating the bins. They do come down lower so you want to use some courtesy to seated passengers. The PSU unit is a little confusing at first but easy to figure out. The whole cabin design is much nicer.

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28661

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

I have a correction to make to my previous post. SBN is not reactivating Gate 4 for Delta. Delta requested a change to the aircraft parking arrangement for Gates 5 and 6 to allow more wingtip clearance for parking mainline aircraft. So SBN is moving the aircraft parking for Gate 5 15ft to the west f...

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Flight 255 Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4587

Re: Northwest Flight 255 Crash

This accident is forever ingrained in my memory as as a year earlier I rode jumpseat from Houston Hobby to Chicago O'Hare on a Republic DC9 crewed by Captain John Maus. There were a few things related to the merger that contributed to this accident. The new checklist cards left off the slats and fla...

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Frontier re-time DEN flights with expansion?
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Re: Will Frontier re-time DEN flights with expansion?

This is for Mariner. With Frontier seemingly bringing back most of the cities they served from Denver before they took the ULCC route the only two cities they have left out are SBN and BMI. Now I do not know what their yields were out of each city however they grossed 4-5 million dollars or more out...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28661

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

SBN in January is reactivating Gate 4 for Delta. Delta would like more room between gates. This is also most likely for the larger aircraft planned for the Atlanta flights. Looks like they will have to move the pet relief area. Ramp rebuild will probably start around the same time. For Notre Dame Fo...

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