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by Indy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

CDG-IND is going to be pretty rough for most of the month I believe. Overbooking will be a pretty regular problem.

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Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I again doubt that they'll ever make a hub with CVG/ATL/DTW so close, but I can still see AUS, TPA, LAS, and BDL as possibilities for DL at IND. Sao Paulo doesn't even see service to PHL, SFO, (AUS ;) ), PHX, etc. yet, and only just received service to BOS and LAS, so I think its a bit far out. Per...

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Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11398

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

Perhaps the better approach in this case would be to point out the successes in this category. Not really. Tell me about the success in the other area. How many times have I heard people say that the best way to become a millionaire is to be a billionaire and start an airline. Midwest was successfu...

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by Indy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11398

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

Tried and failed...over and over and over... AirOne...Regent...MGM...Midwest Metrolink...Midwest Express...Legend...EOS...Maxjet...and on and on... Same can be said for every other type of airline. How many traditional airlines have failed? It is a grocery list as well. So let's not judge one airli...

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by Indy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airport Codes Test
Replies: 71
Views: 2274

Re: Airport Codes Test

@Indy, your info is still with us (I'm not super familiar with coding, but looks impressive, thanks for that!). Unfortunately we were told that some back-end works are taking place first, which will likely take us into the first week of July before it's finished... Thanks for the reply. I hope the ...

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by Indy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 41904

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

They're building a massive new SkyClub with outside seating. They're not building that sort of SC for their current schedule, it's almost certainly for a major expansion in the near-future. The Sky Club has to raise eyebrows for sure. Not sure outdoor seating in Texas is really the best idea. I ima...

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by Indy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 41904

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

They're building a massive new SkyClub with outside seating. They're not building that sort of SC for their current schedule, it's almost certainly for a major expansion in the near-future. The Sky Club has to raise eyebrows for sure. Not sure outdoor seating in Texas is really the best idea. I ima...

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by Indy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

The IND-CDG load on your flight doesn’t seem that good :-( I sure hope that was just a “off” day, and the rest of the days are busy! For June it would have been a very off day. Flight 500 will finish the month with a load over 90%. Those are just revenue passengers. Not sure what the number would b...

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by Indy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New int'l gates open June 30 at SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3621

Re: New int'l gates open today at SAN

Four of the existing gates at the far west end of Terminal 2 West, 48-51, are now converted to swing gates, connected to the new state-of-the-art FIS facilities. The gates will also be used as domestic gates when not in use for int'l arrivals. Two more gates, 46 & 47 are now under re-constructi...

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by Indy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15916

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

That's fair, but I also don't believe in fueling the ego of some power tripping FA. She needs to be knocked down a peg or two. For some reason, many on this site believe that employees in the airline industry should get a pass at treating their customers like cattle. Agreed. This has gotten bad sin...

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by Indy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10100

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wait...the charges are 1. Trespassing 2. Obstruction of law enforcement 3. Public indecency I get #1...but the others? Climbing on the wing? I suppose if you're in great shape (which he is) it is feasable 2694574 It is typical piling on of nonsense charges. The only legit one they have is #1 and th...

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by Indy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Totally agree. WN made a big deal two years ago about trying to capture business traffic but they tried to rely on ill-timed flights and didn't give their routes enough of a chance to garner any of the market share. I suppose the only surprise is the lip service WN gives to trying to grow IND when ...

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by Indy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Vision was really bad. I can't remember if the route was Charleston, but the plane didn't show up. People were at the airport waiting for their flight and nothing. They called customer service and couldn't get through. I think G4 ended up coming in to the rescue. I think you need to vet an airline b...

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by Indy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Frankly, airports like Indy don’t have the luxury of turning away airlines. If Sun Country was interested in Indy, the airport administration would welcome them with open arms. If Vision Air comes back you turn them away. You have that luxury and you have a duty to protect your customers from reall...

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by Indy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

You don't need every cheap airline under the sun. Who remembers the Vision Air mess? Horrible airline.

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by Indy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Stranding people in the US is one thing. Sttanding them in another country because getting them home is expensive or inconvenient is inexcusable.

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by Indy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

The stunt they pulled where they stranded customers in Mexico. We don't need to invite those kind of problems in here.

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by Indy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone else here relieved that Sun Country did not add IND service?

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by Indy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)
Replies: 81
Views: 10088

Re: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)

New "consent to disregard contract of carriage" fares. Super cheap, but they're legally allowed to leave you at the gate if they get a better offer. They already have something like this. It allows them to leave you in a foreign country if it becomes too inconvenient to get you back home.

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by Indy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Moxy Airways annoys me.
Replies: 13
Views: 2007

Re: Why Moxy Airways annoys me.

The issue is the market where "pax is willing to pay a bit extra" is very (very) much smaller compared to those hunting for bargain fares. There might be a lot of cheap people but you cannot ignore the large (likely larger than you think) group of customers willing to pay more for better ...

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by Indy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airport Codes Test
Replies: 71
Views: 2274

Re: Airport Codes Test

I gave you an extremely fast and efficient way to do this. Cannot believe you guys are still messing with this. The approach you are taking is the completely wrong method. Very slow and highly inefficient.

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by Indy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Quick question, what is the current midfield terminal built for? As in maximum capacity per year. . . ?? If airlines used large enough planes, scheduled their flights right, and used all available open time, it could handle a significant amount more than it currently does. But that kind of scheduli...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

We won't see a drop to 5% at any point this year. The reason is all of the year round flights that started this year. All of those will boost year over year for every remaining month. The April 10% growth was before the addition of DL to SEA and CDG. What else has started since May 1? Look at everyt...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 41904

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Plus DL also serves a different type of customer.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I don't think the growth rate for any of the airports is sustainable. Since it is year over year growth it will probably continue like it is through the end of 2018. The numbers for 2019 will probably be more consistent with earlier years. I think we will see another jump in growth rate when we see ...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 41904

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I am wondering if DL is trying their own version of Northwest Airlines old Heartland strategy. They may be going after markets like AUS, IND, PIT, BNA (already have RDU and CVG) and turning them into focus cities. Siphon off the business and international travelers before another carrier can feed th...

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by Indy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 41904

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

flymia wrote:
Maybe someone at Delta knows something about Amazon HQ2 landing in Austin?


Nobody at Delta has any information about HQ2. Amazon is extremely secretive about this.

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by Indy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5506

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Back and forth to TLV for 195GBP? I’m with BA on this one! I’d cancel those fares for sure. Government has nothing to do with this. Mistake made, mistake fixed. Next issue please. Why is it when things are sold online the businesses are not accountable for their mistakes? If you walk in a store and...

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by Indy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5506

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Looks a little like bait & switch. BA should have to honor the fare. They listed it and sold it at that price. They should be accountable. But in this case the airline isn't responsible for their own action. No accountability.

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by Indy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1338
Views: 77844

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

How is Nashville handling the growth? Infrastructure tends to be a big problem when an area grows too fast. Are the roads able to keep up with growth? I know the traffic situation in Indy is bad and there is no real hope for a fix anytime soon. I cannot imagine the nightmare if the growth rate was e...

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by Indy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1338
Views: 77844

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

TATL on DL could happen at BNA. Proximity to ATL means nothing. RDU isn’t far from ATL and DL does CDG from there. Agreed. The old proximity argument doesn't hold water. DL flies IND and CVG to CDG. Those cities are extremely close together and both are close to DTW. Two hubs for the same airline w...

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by Indy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1338
Views: 77844

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

3rdRockTrekker wrote:
Before BNA sees BA up-gage to a larger aircraft, you would see them go from 5x per week to daily.


I'm kind of surprised it wasn't started as daily during the summer.

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by Indy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 231
Views: 24859

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

alfa164 wrote:
Moxy?


LOL seriously? And coming up next.... Chutzpah Air :-)

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by Indy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I wonder if LHR would have been a better starting point for IND. The O/D on the route is about 3x as much as IND-CDG.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

The fares are already very high. If they raise fairs even more, they would be inviting in an EU LCC. Not sure they want to do that. Though I think the writing is already on the wall there with the EU LCCs.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It probably depends on how the 5x weekly sells during the fall and spring and how the 3x weekly sells during the winter.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

IND-CDG (DL 500) is in the area of 95% load for the month. If sales are supposed to improve as a route gets established, DL is going to need something bigger on the route for June of 2019. A 767-400 (76D) or A332 might be in order. Not sure if the A332 is going to provide enough additional capacity....

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by Indy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Looks like today's IND-CDG flight is the first sell out. I guess as of right now the flight is over sold. Better hope for some no shows.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

While true, LON slots, specifically LHR are very valuable. I don't see AA/BA using IND as an immediate asset for them. I would give it 5 years before a concrete option to LON becomes available. A lot of airlines are watching ULCCs I don't disagree with the slot assessment. How soon this happens wil...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Delta cannot do both IND-LHR/CDG. This service is heavily reliant on connection. Doing both would split the connection traffic and hurt the economies of both. I think if IND-LHR on BA happens, IND-CDG is gone. But LHR slots are precious, so they'd have to justify dropping something else first. Agre...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
IND-LON won't happen for a minute. Just because CDG is leaving full doesn't mean it indicates a wellness of another market. Give it 5 more years, IND still has a lot of teething to go through in terms of service beyond N.A.


Actually London has something like 3x the O/D between IND that CDG has.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Who would fly LGW? I am not sure I'd give Norwegian a dime. Doesn't seem there is much faith in them being around.

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by Indy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

IND-CDG is going out nearly full every day. How long before a carrier jumps on IND-LHR? With AA having such a large customer base already, wouldn't it make the most sense for them to run the route?

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by Indy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Is the picture of the customs area still on here somewhere? Is it in this thread? Not too worried about being dropped off in the baggage area - similar deal at a number of airports. That shouldn't be a major deterrent for transits. Is this what you are looking for? https://www.flickr.com/photos/857...

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by Indy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Just talked to a friend who flew CDG-IND on Sunday: Customs area was small Two booths were open, plus one for handicapped, so the line was very long A few people were having trouble with global entry, but my friend got theirs to work so they didn't have to wait in the line Bags took 20 minutes to c...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Slow Posting
Replies: 0
Views: 741

Slow Posting

I noticed it take a while for a new post to be completed. Just curious when the last time the database was optimized/repaired.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9422

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Dominion301 wrote:
Probably at least some of them would be Q400 compatible. Probably all depends on who manufactured IND’S bridges.


They were manufactured by ThyssenKrupp.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7031

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Your thread title is misleading, sensationalist and without merit. Most of us who have worked or still work in this industry have pets. 99.9% of us would never do anything to harm someone else's animal. Some pets just cannot cope with being in the hold. Over 500,000 pets traveled and 24 died? Reall...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9422

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

It all depends upon what kind of markets they want to target. If they want to largely avoid the big boys and gals, Q400s to places like IND, DAY, OMA, etc. are all much more ideally suited to the Q400. I wonder if the IND jet bridges can dock with a Q400. I don't believe the terminal provides tarma...

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by Indy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 80926

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It's an average for the entire year. For example the demand to CUN, MBJ, SJD, and NAS is likely significantly higher on Saturdays and during Spring/Winter travel seasons, the weekdays and travel off-seasons lower the average PDEW. In addition, the CDG PDEW isn't stimulated yet, once the service get...

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