So, DL suspends the employee, but the customer is wrong and "deserved it"? :rotfl: Airliners.net defends the indefensible again. Am I surprised? :shakehead: Tell me about it. The sickening apologists defending indefensible behavior. They are the reason the industry has such a bad reputati...Jump to post
Midwestindy wrote:A little birdie just told me that Leonard Hoops(Ceo of Visit Indy) is in Ecuador right now working on getting nonstop flights......I asked which airline, but they said they weren't sure...
I have a few possible responses you could share with your wife but you'd have to change the title of this thread in a few months to...
"I watch/spot airliners; ex wife thinks I am nuts...."
So probably best not to comment on the money she spends on shoes and makeup
I still see more apologizing for the agent. It was wrong of the girl to flush the hamster. No one is disputing that. If the agent told her to do so then the agent was 100% in the wrong. I think it says a lot about the industry and the contempt shown towards the customers that people are willing to d...Jump to post
I was just looking at that story. Amazing. If true, the agent needs to be fired for being a complete moron. This has nothing to do with emotional support animal polices. This has to do with the worker being a complete tool. You don't flush a live animal. So the agent is a complete moron and needs t...Jump to post
There are plenty of people who need support animals. I personally have never seen one with anything but a dog (I got yelled at for trying to pet it, I didn't realize that was a no-no). I do think it's getting a bit ridiculous. A peacock, and hamster. What's next? A tarantula or python? Actually, I ...Jump to post
I was just looking at that story. Amazing. If true, the agent needs to be fired for being a complete moron. This has nothing to do with emotional support animal polices. This has to do with the worker being a complete tool. You don't flush a live animal. That said... I am tired of these dang "e...Jump to post
I suppose you're right. I always thought of the Skydeck as a feature that only flagship lounges at large hub airports would have. Apparently Delta feels differently. Either way, this club is a big win for Austin customers. I've always enjoyed the Skydecks at the JFK and ATL clubs. I never knew ther...Jump to post
Yes it was, I have no idea why Delta decided to fly a guy to Austin to break the news a couple months after it was already revealed. Lesson learned, never take any "big announcement" seriously until something big is actually announced. At least it wasn't a dance troupe lol. Getting the cl...Jump to post
What happens if a drone impacts a cockpit window?Jump to post
I am most curious about the FX announcement. I hope details come out soon. I would guess that $1.5 billion is the completing all phases of their IND master plan. If this isn't everything then I cannot imagine what else they have planned for the future.Jump to post
A new runway in IND is going to be cheap by ORD standards. There is nothing that needs to be reworked to accommodate the new runway. They already have the land set aside. There might be a few small things that need to be removed, but nothing that will drive up the cost. If I had a guess I would say ...Jump to post
Planes and trucks aren't location specific. FX spending at IND is amazing. By the time this is done, they will have spent nearly $2 billion in 10 years.Jump to post
This is huge news! I heard FEDEX could end up making IND a mega hub!!! This new announcement is probably just that. $1.5 billion is 50% more than was spent on the entire IND midfield terminal project. That includes the terminal, control tower, and the huge highway project. I suspect this is maximum...Jump to post
Can they expand MEM or is it going to be a capacity expansion resulting from a modernization of the sort facility?Jump to post
FedEx to spend $1.5 billion to expand the IND hub: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180126005307/en/FedEx-Committing-3.2-Billion-Wage-Increases-Bonuses Great news for IND. Do we think this is the "news" that is rumored or it will be something else? I can't think of any possible bi...Jump to post
Why not just make checked bags free and charge for carry on bags?Jump to post
How did you get 4% growth to get to 10 million, the total growth would have to at least be 12.29% over the next two years combined. PDX(AS) and SAT(WN/DL) seem pretty safe by at least 2019. Depending on which carriers make moves though, BDL(DL), LHR/LGW (DY/D8), SMF(WN), and MBJ(G4) could happen. Y...Jump to post
10 mil by the end of 2020 only takes 4% growth per year. Do you believe that is unrealistic? I'm curious what predictions everyone has. Based on the Target and Underserved markets, which ones do we score by the end of 2020? "Target: BDL, SNA, PDX, SAT, SMF, SJU, PBI, SJC, ONT, and LHR +FRA, SJD...Jump to post
Even without HQ2 in play, IND should hit 10 million passengers served by the end of 2020. That is with a growth rate of approximately 4%. A growth rate of 5% would put it at just shy of 10.2 million. And if we managed 6% we'd hit nearly 10.5 million. I think 6% would be very optimistic but I believe...Jump to post
USAir/Airways tried to hub here. Northwest tried the "Focus City" thing ATA tried the "Focus City" thing, and now Delta? Over the years, there just has not been enough premium traffic to support them long term. The factories are gone now. They may be coming back, but it will tak...Jump to post
I think I found my own answer. It this information correct? They ordered 100 with an option for up to 100 more? Deliveries to start in 2020. That is still a long way off.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/14/delta-a ... oeing.html
You can see the history of NW adds in IND in these forums.
The last add was in Feb of 2008. ATA ceased operations in April of 2008. Route terminations started in the summer of 2008.
I'd love to see DL grow but I think there are some limits to it. I think one of the elements to keep in mind is comparing the NW focus city to what DL may do is a bit like apples and oranges. NW was dominant at the time because no one else was. They were trying to fill the void of a fallen ATA and ...Jump to post
"CBS2, citing unnamed sources, reported that the group was associated with the CNBC show 'Staten Island Hustle.' The television station said that the production company affiliated with the show, Endemol Shine North America, released a statement late Thursday." https://www.washingtonpost.co...Jump to post
What a stupid thing to do, and right across the river from NYC. If these individuals are TRULY are associated with any real media organization, they should all be fired. Media should know better. And in terms of the TSA, FBI, etc....throw the book at them. I wonder how many travelers may have misse...Jump to post
I remember when NW tried IND-STL it was a complete disaster. They originally scheduled it at 3x daily and in no time at all the route was canceled. Then again you cannot expect a route to succeed when you are charging $600+ a ticket to a destination you could just as easily drive to. Plus I think WN...Jump to post
I'm going to post the link again for reference. https://www.spreaker.com/user/echochamber/013-mario-rodriguez Looks like a December podcast, not November (If I am reading this correctly.) It was posted in December. We have no idea when it was actually recorded. If the Executive Director gave correc...Jump to post
Yeah, I'm leaning that way as well, especially since there is an announcement coming from the city of Austin. After doing a little careful listening to the podcast, the Exec Director stated that we had 48 nonstop destinations. That puts the recording prior to November 2nd. November 2nd was when WN ...Jump to post
Well the terms aren't definite and hence my question, airlines can call things whatever they want..."hub" "focus city" etc. Sometimes I hear Focus City to mean "Small Hub" implying there's a strategy to provide connections. What this looks like, hypothetically, for dis...Jump to post
Can we talk Delta Focus City viability here for just a moment? There are so many hub locations within 600 miles of Indy that cover all of Delta's major network comfortably it would seem; why on earth would they be interested in creating a focus city here and what benefit would it have? DTW doesn't ...Jump to post
I really don't like the idea of IND land being used for non aviation purposes. That is valuable land that you just can't get back if you allow someone else to build on it. IND needs to think more long term. If it isn't land and it isn't FedEx then it likely will be a DL focus city. The Exec Director...Jump to post
Word is the Austin Chamber of Commerce will have a big Delta announcement on Feb 6th. Very curious to know what that is. Hmmm interesting....the director of IND said the the city and the airport had a major announcement coming in the next few weeks, he refused to say anything else about it but it i...Jump to post
It is about time. I hope other carriers match this. But I guess this means I have to give up on my dream of having an emotional support cobraJump to post
That is some impressive flying in these videos. Some pilots have serious round ones. And for the passengers.... free chiropractic adjustment with each landing.Jump to post
Austin is in the running and wouldn't be surprised if Austin is chosen. Even amazes me how much and how fast Austin Airport is growing. I've never been but Austin looks like a gorgeous city. I wonder if the lack of interstate highway access is going to hurt their chances. But I do think it will be ...Jump to post
Given that Amazon's short list is nothing but a list of 'major metro areas,' I'm not sure why you think one won't be selected. I also don't know what you're calling a 'major' Metro area. Did you read the RFP closely? Amazon is explicitly looking for office space. That's the whole reason for this pr...Jump to post
I doubt Forbes is right. I also bet they wouldn't have picked a number of cities that made the top 20. They likely would have picked a bunch of other locations that didn't even make the list. There is a reason a number of smaller markets made the list. Clearly they have something that Amazon is look...Jump to post
My personal biased opinion would be Atlanta as the front runner. Just seems like it checks off a lot of boxes. - Fairly cheap housing and real estate (for now) - Available downtown location with access to mass transit - Heavy rail system with direct connection to a large international airport - Clo...Jump to post
I just learned something about Amazon. No city landing HQ2 should think that this will mean a jump in the sale of first class seats leading to easily added routes. Apparently when it comes to corporate travel, Amazon is really cheap. They only pay for economy and that includes travel for senior exec...Jump to post
Rumor has it, Boston has the inside track. I'd be shocked if the new location wasn't on the east coast, in any event. Likely an unreliable rumor since Amazon just announced the finalists and they haven't even started working with the 20 cities to finalize bids. Cost of living and congestion is like...Jump to post