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by Indy
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

VX IND-SFO inaugural is tomorrow! However, it looks like the flight will be almost empty... Both UA IND-SFO flights are looking good though. I think part of the problem is that there has been very little advertising about this flight, and the flight is timed very poorly to compete with UA.... Look ...

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by Indy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Finally book on IND-CDG :-)

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by Indy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Depends on what you consider a focus city (Rank by total O&D revenue) #9 SFB/MCO: Fared Fare-$174--Fared Yield--14.59¢ #14 CVG: Fared Fare-$247--Fared Yield--24.70¢ #20 RDU: Fared Fare-$195--Fared Yield--20.60¢ #22 PDX: Fared Fare-$234--Fared Yield--12.99¢ #26 MSY: Fared Fare-$201--Fared Yield-...

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by Indy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Midwestindy wrote:
Delta at IND:
Total O&D revenue-$169,949,230
Total O&D pax-779,700
Itinerary Mileage-1,015
Fared Fare-$218
Fared Yield-21.48¢


Ok I have one for you. How does Delta's fared yield compare to their other focus cities?

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by Indy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Frequency adjustments AA IND-LGA DEC 3>1.5 DL IND-CDG MAY 0>0.3 DL IND-RSW JAN 0.2>0.0 FEB 0.2>0.1 DL MIA-IND FEB 0.2>0.1 Not surprised to see some p2p frequency cuts from DL at IND for Jan and Feb, looks like it is happening across the board I wonder if the Florida cuts have anything to do with po...

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by Indy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 395
Views: 36426

Re: DL Future Expansion

I think the amount of times that "BNA, IND, CMH, STL, and PIT" has appeared as a phrase constitutes over half of the data on the internet. These cities do not meet the requirements for the RPF. Am I going crazy or do half of all a.netters live in midwestern cities in some sort of lacklust...

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by Indy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 395
Views: 36426

Re: DL Future Expansion

I believe BNA has a smaller international market than IND. Their big draw is country music and that is mainly a domestic thing. But as we've seen on so many different new routes, the nonstop service stimulates demand. As for HQ2, I think it goes to a midsize city because they are the ones that are m...

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by Indy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

The question is, will both IND-CDG and CVG-CDG last? I can't see both of them lasting. IND has two years of subsidies so it will last at least that long. As long as DL is competitive on prices there is no reason the route shouldn't last for both cities. Only question is CVG and whether or not DL ca...

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by Indy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Let's face it, Delta launched it because the state bribed them enough to do it. They probably had little interest in it otherwise. But with a guarentee from the state, they're probably guarenteed a profit. The fact is that Delta has no interest in competing on price. Reaching Europe from Indiana wi...

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by Indy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 395
Views: 36426

Re: DL Future Expansion

Any rumors on new AMS flights? I would like to add my CONSIDERABLE 2CENTS, and say AMS will be adding in near future: AUS BNA DEN SAN STL seem like very plausible adds in near future Remember what value I placed on this. I will say, if DL were to launch BNA-AMS, it would be a huge slap in the face ...

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by Indy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

The IND-CDG flight was handled about as poorly as it could be by DL. It is a marketing and PR failure when you think about it. They announce the new flight which created a ton of excitement. But due to poor planning the tickets didn't go on sale for another 2-1/2 weeks. So a ton of buzz was lost. Th...

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by Indy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

If you compare one-way fares from Focus-cities and Spokes IND-CDG $2,734.10 RDU-CDG $ 2,823 .10 PDX-AMS $ 2,823 .10 PIT-CDG $2,778.10 CVG-CDG $2,750.10 MCO-AMS $2,734.10 So, the flight isn't priced out of the ordinary On another note, it looks like G4 is running flights out of both B3 and B4, so I ...

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by Indy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

What DL is trying to charge for IND-CDG is a complete joke. IND-CDG-IND is almost $800 more a r/t than CVG-CDG-CVG. IND to CDG via DTW is about $700 cheaper r/t than going nonstop. I seriously hope that isn't the kind of pricing racket that IND is paying subsidies for. If it's anything like CVG-CDG...

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by Indy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

What DL is trying to charge for IND-CDG is a complete joke. IND-CDG-IND is almost $800 more a r/t than CVG-CDG-CVG. IND to CDG via DTW is about $700 cheaper r/t than going nonstop. I seriously hope that isn't the kind of pricing racket that IND is paying subsidies for. Well, for the May 24th IND-CD...

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by Indy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

What DL is trying to charge for IND-CDG is a complete joke. IND-CDG-IND is almost $800 more a r/t than CVG-CDG-CVG. IND to CDG via DTW is about $700 cheaper r/t than going nonstop. I seriously hope that isn't the kind of pricing racket that IND is paying subsidies for.

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by Indy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

It's not Premium Economy. It's Comfort Plus on the domestic segments. Huge difference. They can call it whatever they like. The problem is that their system on some routings will not allow me to select the extra legroom seats on the domestic segment but will allow me to select them on the internati...

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by Indy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I used May 24th and May 31st for the dates. Use IND-CDG as a test routing. Of course the results will change tonight after midnight but you'll see how often that middle column in the search results is unpopulated.

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by Indy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 23363

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Pittsburgher wrote:
Unfortunately I wouldn't be surprised to see PIT-CDG get axed in favor of the new IND route... will have to see how this plays out.


If the route is selling I doubt DL would ax it.

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by Indy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Can someone help me understand Delta's really weird ticketing system? I've tried getting a straight answer from their Twitter support but absolutely no luck. What I'm trying to understand is the selection of the premium economy seats on the domestic segments. For example I was looking at IND-CDG. A ...

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by Indy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Good question. But honestly that whole announcement a couple weeks back seemed like a rush-job so maybe they simply didn't have it all pulled together and they underpromised so they could overdeliver when the schedule was set. I, too, am not complaining--though I still wouldn't have minded AMS over...

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by Indy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 23363

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Midwestindy wrote:
What's the reason for DL running IND-CDG 5x weekly instead of 3x weekly during the off-peak season....


I think the original announcement said at least 3x weekly. 5x weekly is at least 3x weekly :-)

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by Indy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Speaking of customs and international flights, with regards to a flight to LON in the future (excluding DY/D8), would BA or DL be more likely. When asked about service to London this is what the airport said, "It depends on the popularity of the Paris route, Stone said. If it’s successful, Lon...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I'm looking at CDG prices online and they are ridiculous. Checked CVG-CDG for May 24/31 and $1443 r/t. Also, why aren't there any Premium Economy seats available for purchase despite the fact the flight is empty still? Edit: Disregard the premium economy issue. Despite the fact the flight listing ac...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Does anyone know the exact date/time IND-CDG will be bookable? I plan to be on that flight :-) The schedule is updated on Saturdays and this route will be loaded on September 23. I think it loads at 12:00am EST, but it might be a little later in the morning. Found out from DL it loads at midnight o...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Does anyone know the exact date/time IND-CDG will be bookable? I plan to be on that flight :-)

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by Indy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 338
Views: 40031

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Condor would be a good add right? Would it be STL-FRA?

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by Indy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

So this summer F9 took a hand full of darts and threw them at the dart board. Now they are getting ready for their next hand full of darts. I just can't get excited about anything F9 announces. Excitement or not, I feel like there is a chance IND could get in on some of the action, I am just not su...

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by Indy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

So this summer F9 took a hand full of darts and threw them at the dart board. Now they are getting ready for their next hand full of darts. I just can't get excited about anything F9 announces.

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by Indy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

zackary747 wrote:
If I am not mistaken, Air Berlin won't be around much longer. They filed for insolvency.


I saw that but didn't know how it compares to U.S. bankruptcies. Didn't know if it was reorganization or liquidation.

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by Indy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Midwestindy wrote:
910A wrote:
An Atlas 744 will be spending the night/morning Sept 16 to Sep 17 after dropping off the Arizona Cardinals.


Thanks for the heads up, now all we need to do is get BA to fly it into IND :D


I'd take Condor Airlines to Frankfurt or Air Berlin to Dusseldorf :-)

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by Indy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 43184

Re: BA's Next US Destination

From downtown MKE to ORD is 1hour-1 hour and 25 minutes, makes sense that there would be a significant amount of TATL bleed from MKE to ORD. I've been to the Milwaukee suburbs many times. If I lived there I'd fly nonstop to Europe if I had the chance. There is nothing fun about driving to Chicago. ...

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by Indy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Here are some numbers on connecting pax through IND Connecting passengers based on % of enplaned passengers 1990-28.4% 809,599-USair 1992-11%-USair 1995-14.6% 491,811-USair/ATA? 2000-8.8% 340,086-ATA 2005-13.3% 568,065-NWA peak 2009-8% 2010-5.5% 207,023 2011-3.7% 139,508 2012-4.6%-170,611 2013-3.9%...

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by Indy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Time for this flight to either go 2x daily or upgauged to a 717. I agree! Has this route ever been 2x daily, I feel like it has... Never, I was there when the route started and it's never gone 2x daily, at least on the days I'm there. Maybe back in the NW days? It at one point went 3x weekly during...

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by Indy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Right now Delta's CDG-IND flight isn't even on the ground, as scheduled, for a full 2 hours. Given the turn around time, I see towing it out and over another gate as being very unlikely, but, could happen (hell, it's happened at JFK). If DL's regularly operations to Europe cause delays for other in...

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by Indy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 395
Views: 36426

Re: DL Future Expansion

Off topic, but IMO, ATL is the best U.S. domestic (and one of the top in the World) to connect through...if connecting on the hub carrier. Agreed that terminals are too small for number of peeps today, but the pure size of it's operation means that connections are plentiful, frequencies are excelle...

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by Indy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Gate space in B concourse is obviously in higher demand with WN, AS and G4 expanding so perhaps IND gave F9 a price break for taking A3. That end of the A concourse is pretty dead. You have that one isolated gate plus the two international arrivals gates. I wonder if the CDG flight will use A4/A5 fo...

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by Indy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 395
Views: 36426

Re: DL Future Expansion

I am sorry but ATL is one of the worst airports to connect through. The concourses are overly crowded, the walks between connections can be lengthy, there are no moving walkways in the concourses, and there is an overall lack of quality eateries at the airport. I would much prefer to connect in DTW ...

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by Indy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 809
Views: 100161

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

For any city which Amazon picks for HQ2 it's such a no brainer that domestic routes would be added in a nanosecond. To me the real question is what is meant by international service in Amazons requirements. Is PIT or CVG token international service adequate. Or does Amazon really mean an airport li...

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by Indy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

F9 is still at B15 Interestingly enough UA 3421(E175) from EWR is parked at A4... The F9 move from B15 to A3 is currently under public bid process. Not sure what the timeline is, but it looks like it will be happening. Many DL and UA regional jets RON at A3-A5 currently. I've never seen a jet RON a...

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by Indy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

It appears DL does have A3, as DL 2338(B717) from DTW is parked there as I speak. So you are right, It appears DL has A3, A6-16, and A20, which is 12 gates. They are using most of those gates during weekday mornings, but from 7:30am-11:00pm on the weekdays and all day during weekends, they have lot...

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by Indy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

The good ole days of flying in DL's CVG hub. Took IND-CVG several times. They would run multiple mainlines from CVG to other close by cities such as Lexington, Louisville, Dayton, Columbus. Just before the IND-CVG flight ended, I booked IND-CVG-MCO. Guess what? The IND-CVG flight was late and got r...

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by Indy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Yep seems about right to me... These are all the destinations that NWA ran from 2005-2006 http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=ind-dtw,+ind-atl,+ind-sea,+ind-sfo,+ind-lax,+ind-aus,+ind-sat,+ind-las,+ind-mem,+ind-lga,+ind-tpa,+ind-mco,+ind-bos,+ind-dfw,+ind-bdl,+ind-mci,+ind-msp,+ind-dca,+ind-phl,+ind-fll,+in...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Yes, but that growth has to come from somewhere, DL can't go from running 37 dailies to 60-70 without opening up new routes, especially considering frequencies to DTW and MSP will likely be cut due to the loss of TATL feed. They would basically need to do what NW did. Run pretty much the same sched...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Delta is seriously under utilizing their gates at IND. They have 12 by my count and only 30-something flights. They have gates A3, A6, A7, A8 (strange enough.. there is no gate A9), A10, A11, A12, A13, A14, A15, A16 and A20. They could easily double the number of flights and still not run out of ro...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 809
Views: 100161

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Interesting to see that the newly announced IND-CDG gets a deeper commitment in terms of off season flying than PIT-CDG. IND is absolutely booming of late with new service announcements both in terms of West Coast service and now Europe. PIT-CDG was also year round during the first two years as sti...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Delta is seriously under utilizing their gates at IND. They have 12 by my count and only 30-something flights. They have gates A3, A6, A7, A8 (strange enough.. there is no gate A9), A10, A11, A12, A13, A14, A15, A16 and A20. They could easily double the number of flights and still not run out of roo...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

COSPN wrote:
About 2 months ago. A3 for a22


When I've been to IND for early morning flights (has been a while now), I've seen DL parked down at A3. Never saw a UA jet there. Doesn't really make sense since all of their gates are down at the end of the concourse.

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by Indy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 338
Views: 40031

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

According to a Travel Agent friend of mine, WOW's STL flights are selling out rapidly. The inbound inaugural on May 17 apparently had a bulk purchase from a tour company, and outbounds through June only have a few seats left. Anyway that STL-KEF could go daily? Does WOW even have the fleet capabili...

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by Indy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 599
Views: 42071

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I am apparently the king of forgetting to hit the submit button today. I didn't realize UA used A3. I thought everything down at that end was DL.

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by Indy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49232

Re: WG732 YYZ-MBJ diverts to HAV squawking 7700

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news ... -equipment


Thanks for the reply. I wonder how often something like this happens.
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ytib wrote:
Lightning strike in MBJ and airspace in Jamaica is closed.
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news ... -equipment


Thanks for the reply. I wonder how often something like this happens.

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