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by Indy
Sun May 20, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Unfortunately that story told a whole lot of nothing. Honestly, it was a lot of gibberish. I was really hoping it would shed some light on the new project but it really doesn't.

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by Indy
Sat May 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 44
Views: 7270

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

amirs wrote:
He only noticed the dog, after the dog stood when he was awakened by the plane landing


He sounds like a first class ass.

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by Indy
Sat May 19, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 44
Views: 7270

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

You can assert that's the way it should be but that's not the present law. If someone was rude enough to bring a dog on that size and didn't keep it in their own space, I'd probably be pissed too. I wouldn't punch a pregnant lady but I'd let them hear about it the entire flight. Okay maybe a bad ch...

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by Indy
Sat May 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 44
Views: 7270

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Wow. Is this rock bottom for the traveling public? Punching a pregnant woman and her dog. That is messed up. Unless the pregnant woman and dog were attacking him for no reason I'd add a correction to an earlier post. Put him in jail and throw away the jail. Now there is an issue of a dog that size b...

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by Indy
Fri May 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14820

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

The pay rates were known when hired. If pay isn’t enough to do the the job as you were told and signed up for then go work somewhere else. You can just as easily argue the employer knew they were paying a poor wage and the results should have been expected. We cannot put the blame 100% on the worke...

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by Indy
Fri May 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14820

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Could some of this be an issue of pay? Perhaps FAs don't feel like they get paid enough to constantly replace clothing every time something gets stained at work. Same goes for the shoes. It isn't cheap to replace these items. It is worse if the pay is poor. Then there is attitude. Someone at a poor ...

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by Indy
Fri May 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

FWAERJ wrote:
The folks at the IAA run a great airport and it shows.


Beats the heck out of the old BAA days and the days of the early leadership at the new IND terminal.

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by Indy
Fri May 18, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

If I am reading various news stories correctly, G4 will be adding a ton of new planes between now and the end of 2020. It looks like they will have an all Airbus fleet of 85 planes by the end of 2018. Their projection is a total fleet of 110 by the end of 2020. Does this sound right? That should res...

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by Indy
Thu May 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 51
Views: 11949

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

ahj2000 wrote:
Well there’s a big announcement at SAT tomorrow...
My 2¢ says BOS/JFK or FLL-SAT.


Could the announcement be related to the 9 new routes being added by F9 out of SAT?

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by Indy
Thu May 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9091

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Serious question.... If there was nothing in the story that impacted the plane itself or the route (ex diversion), does this even belong in Civil Aviation? Should this stuff go into a different category the way trip reports are posted elsewhere? Just curious.

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by Indy
Wed May 09, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

The air service team said they aren't pursuing Europe at the moment, so even if WW might be interested they aren't going to get much in the way of incentives. There is the incentive package that was approved a while back. It offers deals on gate space, landing fees, etc. I think it also gives money...

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by Indy
Tue May 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Next Europe flight likely won't come until after 2020 Asia/Central America I have no idea Europe is hard to predict because you just have no idea when WOW is going to come in and set up service. It is quite possible they announce service sometime this summer. Or not at all. I doubt the IAA would tu...

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by Indy
Sun May 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1054
Views: 59121

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I am surprised there haven't been a number of pics posted here yet of the LHR flight. Can someone link to some pics and videos (other than the one on Facebook of the flight landing). Thanks.

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by Indy
Fri May 04, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1054
Views: 59121

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

TYSflyer wrote:
They’ve already got a video of it landing on BNA’s Facebook page.


Thanks for the tip. What a great spotting location :-)

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by Indy
Fri May 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9191

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Same reason CLe, STL, PIT, CVG, and MEM are no longer hubs. Not big enough. Not sure I would agree with that. I think the proximity to other hubs for the same carrier did them in. STL too close to ORD for AA. PIT too close to PHL for US. CVG too close to DTW for DL. And MEM too close to ATL for DL....

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by Indy
Fri May 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1054
Views: 59121

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I wonder how long it takes for pics to make it here :-) It has to be weird going down I-40 and seeing a BA jet flying overhead.

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by Indy
Fri May 04, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 8627

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

I may even have the PHP code still that identifies the airport codes and comes up with the HTML to make the mouseover work.

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by Indy
Fri May 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 8627

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

Do you need the full database of airport codes and names? I have one stashed on a backup drive.

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by Indy
Tue May 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

indygs wrote:
Nice! Will be on the 1st flights back and forth, May 24th out and May 25th back. Looking forward to it.


It is all fun and games until you are stuck in that seat for so many hours. I flew TATL twice in consecutive days and I was hating it by that second flight. :-)

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by Indy
Tue May 01, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
Booked on IND-CDG, on May 30th!


Excellent. Hope you have a good trip. You flying CDG-IND back?

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by Indy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17951

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Here is another question I have. Don't know if it has been asked yet or not. If one of the pilots had been in the same position the passenger was in, would the flight have continued on to DFW? Completely different risk profile. I doubt that mattered one bit to the passenger and family. If you can g...

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by Indy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Re: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage

Is there a pilot shortage or a shortage of pilots willing to work for a poor wage? If you want people to work for you then you need to pay properly. Don't expect pilots to come rushing to you to fill openings at a poor pay rate because you negotiated bad contracts with mainline carriers and can't af...

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by Indy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17951

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Here is another question I have. Don't know if it has been asked yet or not. If one of the pilots had been in the same position the passenger was in, would the flight have continued on to DFW?

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by Indy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17951

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

The problem for me here is that a doctor on board, who examined the passenger, gave a recommendation. The recommendation was ignored after a pilot (who is not a doctor) consulted with another doctor (who did not examine the passenger). The problem is you have a non medical professional playing the p...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Serious question. Is the IAA thinking too short term with some of their recent actions? They are wanting to put a hotel where a future parking garage is supposed to go. They are also giving up over 100 acres of prime airport property for non aviation use. This is land they are never getting back. Yo...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I would think that the midfield 2001 master plan is quite out of date now and would be already superseded by what actually came to be built. SmithAir747 The document may be old, but it does not change the location of the terminal, parking garage, long term parking ATC, access roads, runways, etc. T...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I don't think parking will be as big of an issue in the future, the rise of uber and lyft should limit the need for too much new parking I can see Uber and Lyft reducing demand for long term parking, but I don't think they will do too much to reduce the demand for parking garage spaces. There is so...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It was announced today that IND is looking for a first class hotel at the terminal. http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/38043216/indy-airport-looking-into-possible-new-hotel There seems to be an issue with the spot marked for the hotel location. That spot is marked as parking structure (2020)...

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by Indy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I just don't see JetBlue coming to IND. I think they missed their opportunity here.

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by Indy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

There will be 757 service to MSP, but that is for the entire month of May I see an A321 to ATL The MD88s are getting retired next year, so I expect to see more 757s and A321s on IND-ATL next year I am seeing a number of 737-900ER's on Memorial Day which have the same seating capacity as DL's 757-20...

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by Indy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

On the Subject of UA, they have now added seasonal mainline to IAD starting in October, and seasonal mainline to EWR starting in June. DL Added 738 service to DTW in June Added 738 service to CUN for June 9th-July 7th Added 3x757 service to ATL in March I guess the 757 service was over spring break...

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by Indy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Bare bones? That's quite a bit of hyperbole. They fly to all of their hubs from IND, except for LAX (which has 3 other airlines flying the route). They fly twice a day to SFO, when many other cities don't even have a single flight. Their capacity in IND is in line with the size of the market. I'm n...

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by Indy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
fedex1 wrote:
American at peak is at 50 daily departures? Wow. Never knew that!


Close to it! The highest I have seen is 48, but most days are at 46


AA at IND? They just quietly sneak up on you with no fanfare :-)

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by Indy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Pax numbers from February and January are up https://d1j6zi7czwjuok.cloudfront.net/iaa-images/arts-program/02_Feb-Airline-Activity-Report.pdf https://d1j6zi7czwjuok.cloudfront.net/iaa-images/arts-program/01_Jan_Airline-Activity-Report.pdf January had 7.5% growth F9: 43% G4: 27% AC: 2.6% AA: 4% DL: ...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Pax numbers from February and January are up https://d1j6zi7czwjuok.cloudfront.net/iaa-images/arts-program/02_Feb-Airline-Activity-Report.pdf https://d1j6zi7czwjuok.cloudfront.net/iaa-images/arts-program/01_Jan_Airline-Activity-Report.pdf January had 7.5% growth F9: 43% G4: 27% AC: 2.6% AA: 4% DL: ...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

So how big will FedEx make IND? After this expansion what? In terms of this expansion, how does that compare to other airports with cargo? When the project is done IND should rank up there with MEM which would make it one of the top three or four cargo operations in the world. BTW I noticed MEM is ...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm still waiting on any kind of update from FedEx. They make the big $1.5 billion dollar announcement with few details and have said pretty much nothing else about it ever since. Right now I am wondering if this was nothing more than a PR stunt. Has anyone seen anything that leads you to believe FX...

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by Indy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21108

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Too bad carriers no longer need DOT approval to fly US-MEX. If so I'd hope the DOT would revoke SY's route authority because of this stunt. I hope the traveling public pays close attention to this story and remembers it the next time they consider booking a flight with SY.

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by Indy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
fedex1 wrote:
Wasn’t NW around 62 dailies?!? At peak focus city days?!?


Maybe, I thought they were always under 60 daily departures


I think they topped out at somewhere around 50-52 daily.

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by Indy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

So if sales are relatively strong this coming winter then we could potentially see 4x or 5x weekly the following winter?

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by Indy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

cvgComair wrote:
DL schedule update this morning, it looks like IND-CDG will now drop to 3x/week for Jan/Feb.


Seems a little weird given how well the route is selling. There were actually quite a few seats sold late into the year. Is this type of scheduling pretty normal for a new TATL route?

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by Indy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

We've been speculating on the Facebook group as to why FX had a 763 at gate A4 today. Does anyone here know the reason the jet was parked there?

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by Indy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1054
Views: 59121

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

southwest1675 wrote:
They teased an announcement for a week. It turned out to just be UA to SFO. People were pissed.


Can't be any worse than what DFW did a number of years ago. I'm sure a number of people know what I'm talking about :-)

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by Indy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1054
Views: 59121

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

From the Indianapolis Aviation Thread BNA had terrible leadership for the longest time. Hell, I think they were more concerned about art at the airport rather than getting new air service. If their social media accounts are any indication, they still seem to be concerned more with petty little thin...

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by Indy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Since the airport hasn't released January numbers, I'll use the T100 data Pax totals Enplaned pax-315,265 Deplaned pax-331,455 Total Domestic January 2018: 646,720 Total Domestic January 2017: 605,008 Growth: 6.5% Break down by airline G4 Total pax January 2018: 32,482 Total pax January 2017: 25,56...

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by Indy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

In Tennessee there are 180 Japanese owned businesses employing approximately 40,000 people. http://www.nashville.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/japan_us/Economic_Japan_us_relations/Tennesseei_Economy.html In Indiana there are 280 Japanese owned businesses employing approximately 58,000 people. http://www.in....

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by Indy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It has been reported by what is probably the state's top business source. Asia service was given as the #1 goal for the IAA many years ago. This didn't just come up overnight. But interestingly, no major news outlets picked it up on the directors comments. Asian service has been the goal for MNAA a...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

So you’re telling me that IND, who just got it’s first ever TATL link and hasn’t even proven itself on that yet (and doesn’t even have as big of a domestic network as some of its rivals), is all of a sudden going to leapfrog ahead of every other market of its size (and a few bigger markets) and gra...

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by Indy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 822
Views: 50918

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

RDU has had more success up to this point with EU service but what happens when we get Asia service first? We will be the market that should be referenced when it comes to success. Maybe in a couple of years people will be wanting Asia service in BNA but they aren't IND :-) You seem so sure IND wil...

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