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by globalcabotage
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia New Destinations?
Replies: 57
Views: 7617

Re: Iberia New Destinations?

¿ORD and BOS first IB A350 destinations like the A330-300 years ago? ORD maybe in the summer. Though it seems to be doing well since it's a 346 year round now. Though I would really expect them to use it for EZE, SCL, or MEX first to get the most out of the fuel savings over the 340. ORD is just te...

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by globalcabotage
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QFA ever serve ORD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2644

Re: Will QFA ever serve ORD?

Yes, but unfortunately, the A-Netter's arm chair CEOs have control and all of these routes have A-Net approval before ORD (and all the O&D / Connections). ATL: DL hub of the world BOS: Why not, wicked awesome! DEN: F ORD DTW: If it wasn't for DL, etc., DTW would handle 125M passengers per year, ...

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by globalcabotage
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3404

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

Chicago actually has very few African immigrants. Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta have way more than Chicago does. True statement. If at all, South African Caucasian are the biggest settlement, but nothing like south Florida. Some really great South African bars on the N/NE side, but not ...

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by globalcabotage
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8643

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

Load factor doesn't mean squat. Yields do, and airlines protect that information.

Also, if it hurts DY, that's what open markets are for.

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by globalcabotage
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 5445

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

Indy is perfect for an Asia flight Oh dear God, Detroit south with entitlements to every major international market nonstop. This entitled to LHR, now NRT is getting out of hand. IND is a short drive/flight to ORD and DTW. No reason for IND to NRT. Sure, you said Asia, but substitute ICN for NRT an...

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1028
Views: 70756

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

no! why do you assume detroit will get a new route? Nobody wants to fly there business is week and crime is highest in the nation I dont know any airline that would want to even fly there Not as high as the crime in Chicago. The user not to be named would disagree with you and say Chicago is a beau...

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 262
Views: 18594

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Now that AUS, BNA, and MSY have LHR flights on BA, let's let the next entitled make their cases. Moderators, can we please start new threads (or single thread - US airports with no TATL service seeking service)! IND entitled to BA LHR service thread, MCI entitled to BA LHR service thread, (sane for ...

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Summer '18 Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

ORD Summer '18 Thread

AB adding 5x weekly ORD-DUS BA upgauging 1-744 to 380 DY adding LGW daily LO adding 2x weekly ORD-BUD Not for summer, but AF going back to year-round and DL is out (for now). And were just at 8/8/17! There will be a few more announcements, but you thoughts? ADD: ET announcement... AKL: NZ announceme...

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15137

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

I will repeat the "is this a joke" line? Colombo and Kuala Lumpur have no non-stop service to the U.S. because 1) there's very limited demand; 2) there's even less premium demand; and 3) the sectors are extremely long. Why should an airline waste a limited resource such as a long-haul air...

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3404

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

bfitzflyer wrote:
I believe SA tried an ORD route to JNB around 10 years ago and pulled after about a year.


SA announced ORD via DKR, but never started the route.

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3404

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

There are a couple of great bars in Chicago run by South Africans, but that doesn't warrant a flight (this is Chicago, not Detroit which would print money on 10x daily JNB, NBO, ADD). MIA is a better location. Sure, SA did announce ORD, ET has talked about ORD, and Egypt is part of *, but I just don...

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by globalcabotage
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 111
Views: 13857

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

777s and 767s are leaving ORD and LAX for international flights. There will be one off and some scheduled day trips for planes that would sit at MIA or DFW.

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by globalcabotage
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11357

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

There will be more 744 flights Are you referring to UA, and if so, how long? Yes. There will be a few more 744 flights at ORD before the desert. Just be prepared for short notice, or able to plan for the final route (rumored ORD-SFO). Also, there may be a couple of more ORD announcements for S18. N...

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by globalcabotage
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 5808

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

T5 isn't that bad. The only problem is the train ride to the main terminal and security for international arrivals. For international departures, there is a bus from T3 to T5 for BA departures.

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by globalcabotage
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 5445

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

TPAC and TATL are totally different markets. Look at LHR vs. NRT! JFK is shuttle to LHR and ORD is 9X daily. Not 1/2 that to NRT.

Sure, stage length is an issue, but there is much more "vacation" traffic to Europe that shows in the summer explosion of flights.

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by globalcabotage
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15137

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Are these a joke? Colombo to the US, much less DFW. HEL? Finnair would before AA. KUL? Malaysia dropped their non-stops. Further, why would they add DFW and not LAX. Moscow is the only reasonable one, but even then. American has nonstops from its main DFW hub to destinations that it does not serve ...

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by globalcabotage
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?
Replies: 37
Views: 6290

Re: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?

Yep, total failure! Flights are packed, added frequencies, and now annual, not seasonal. And FI also upguaged to 767! Was 767 last year, but not daily like this year.

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by globalcabotage
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11357

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

My Chicago buddy has been quiet the last week (after foreshadowing UA-Hawaii, UA 744 flight, DY, and BUD). There will be more 744 flights and possible Dreamliner route! Latest tease is a "big" announcement! Will it be be BA or EK first with the whale! Also, expect a few more route announce...

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by globalcabotage
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia New Destinations?
Replies: 57
Views: 7617

Re: Iberia New Destinations?

18 posts and no DTW! A new record!

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by globalcabotage
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10461

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

ooslc wrote:
Is ORD-CDG switching from DL to AF again, or will it complement the DL flight? What A/C is going to be used?


Could this be due to DL "leasing 767s to Virgin" this winter?

AF packs their ORD flights in summer (like AA, AZ, and UA to FCO in summer - yields though(but weak in winter.

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by globalcabotage
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 262
Views: 18594

Re: BA's Next US Destination

:I suggest a.netters petition BA to buy another 100 788/789 aircraft, and then in 2035 when the new LHR runway is open, BA fly to every city in the U.S. with a population over 100,000. :banghead: We're heading that way. Any US airport with over 2M passengers feels "entitled" to an LHR fli...

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by globalcabotage
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 8688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Any updates on DEN, LAS, or ORD? Wasn't it you that told us to expect a spring announcement for ORD? Apologies if it wasn't. Like we keep saying I think an announcement late this year for a late 2018 start for ORD would seem most likely. But they may have other plans for those 2 789's to be deliver...

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by globalcabotage
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 262
Views: 18594

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I'll place my bet on it being Detroit. Detroit is following right behind San Jose and Austin as far as high tech markets and it's the largest city in the USA without BA service so it really is the next logical add. Of course you are. Along with JL moving 1 of their 2 HND slots to DTW, all ME3 start...

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by globalcabotage
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 262
Views: 18594

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Only other city that deserves BA service to LHR after BNA is IND. STL would be better off with DL to AMS IMO. SAT is too close to Austin. CMH is smack in the middle between CLE and CVG and really is not much of a draw. CLT and CVG already have TATL service due to being a AA and DL hub respectively....

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by globalcabotage
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 210
Views: 43081

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

I think after August 22 2017 we will be seeing a number of MD-80s as well as a few 757 and 767 heading off into retirement A 763ER (N387AM) has already headed that way last week. 8 more to go before year end. That would be correct. Not the mass 21 plane retirement in one day, but quit a few. ORD wi...

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by globalcabotage
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 8688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Any updates on DEN, LAS, or ORD?

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by globalcabotage
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 262
Views: 18594

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Only other city that deserves BA service to LHR after BNA is IND. STL would be better off with DL to AMS IMO. SAT is too close to Austin. CMH is smack in the middle between CLE and CVG and really is not much of a draw. CLT and CVG already have TATL service due to being a AA and DL hub respectively....

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by globalcabotage
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2017 Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2017 Loads

Some very nice LF's across the board. Especially LH, JL, and BA. They are killing it this summer. I am very impressed by LH who doesn't have AA to help feed them. LH has been in the market over 30 years and has a good local following. Doubt will see the 748 here as it is probably to premium heavy f...

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by globalcabotage
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair to start IAH
Replies: 11
Views: 1851

Re: Bahamasair to start IAH

AAvgeek744 wrote:
Are they back at DFW for the season?


I think your thinking of Cayman, who is flying to DFW seasonal.

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by globalcabotage
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4236

Re: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?

UA has no need for the route. They can offer a convenient one-stop routing with Star partners through NRT (NH), ICN (OZ), PEK (CA), or TPE (BR) - special emphasis on JV partner NH. SQ doesn't have much O&D traffic to go after in ORD, and no feed in light of their bad relationship with UA. No po...

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by globalcabotage
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4236

Re: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?

Could work with the right plane. SQ tried twice via low yielding AMS. The Chicago market thinks west (Asia), not east (Europe) when going to SE Asia. If SQ tried nonstop or went via Asia, it should work with Star connections. But departure time is an issue. One issue, Chicagoans seem to dislike midn...

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11357

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

As of today (1 Aug 2017), BA only flies the 380 to LAX and SFO in the United States. We will probably see the return of former routes like MIA and IAD, but can you see BA flying the super to ORD, DFW, PHL, CLT, or any other cities in the US? ORD and DFW possibly (ORD is more of a frequency route, a...

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 67
Views: 12003

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

Damn, another blow to DTW as the ultra low cost US O&D mega entry port to Canada. DTW-YHZ shuttle delayed yet again.

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by globalcabotage
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal to lease additional A330neo capacity
Replies: 16
Views: 3031

Re: TAP Portugal to lease additional A330neo capacity

Well they need planes to serve: BNA, CLE, CMH, CVG, DTW, IND, MCI, MKE, PDX, SEA, SLC, STL, etc.

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by globalcabotage
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3184

Re: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017

One odd observation, generally all network carriers did better in Florida and improved over time, with the exception of Southwest. I noticed that as well. Southwest's numbers are pretty bad. Not sure they will remain in the market with those load factors. Can't imagine the yields are high enough to...

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by globalcabotage
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 60
Views: 15938

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Based on this forums feedback, PHX and DTW are the obvious choices for Scoot.

Forget economics and reality, but a couple of vocal DTW and PHX supporters will give you 100 fake news articles showing their point!

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by globalcabotage
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4168

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

Please face reality that the world does not revolve around DTW. Chicago and Toronto are much larger cities with more money than Detroit (even if Illinois is bankrupt). Chicagoland and GTA kick Detroits ass on a bad day. Accept the fact that DTW will never be ORD, YYZ, ATL, DFW, MIA, JFK, LAX, SFO, ...

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by globalcabotage
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4168

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

Of course because you know, everything revolves around ORD and YYZ. Please face reality that the world does not revolve around DTW. Chicago and Toronto are much larger cities with more money than Detroit (even if Illinois is bankrupt). Chicagoland and GTA kick Detroits ass on a bad day. Accept the ...

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by globalcabotage
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4168

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

cityshuttle wrote:
It will be interessting to see if they will keep TXL-ORD ...


ORD-TXL is staying.

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by globalcabotage
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 3687

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

I dont think they would add DTW when ORD is so close for a gateway. Also B6 and AA funnel alot of traffic to BOS via DTW for both EK and QR. AA isn't funneling any traffic to ME3 in BOS from DTW unless its goes to PHL or LGA first. The XXX is close to YYY argument always gets thrown out there and i...

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by globalcabotage
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 3687

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

NichCage wrote:
Why is Etihad cutting SFO? I thought they would be doing well before they cut frequencies from seven to five a week.


DFW is paying for the added frequency.

It pays to sit on top of one of the largest natural gas shale plays in the world.

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the ORD reconstruction?
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: What is going on with the ORD reconstruction?

T2 is a major impact to current ops. and will take years if it ever happens. T5 expansion is underway, but limited to current gates for busy summer season. Will pick up in November.

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming ORD announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7701

Re: Upcoming ORD announcement

ORD-SFO 744 was the news. Not as good as LO on ORD-BUD, but he swears more routes are coming as we exit summer 17.

Latest rumors are:

AA: MEX
AV: BOG/LIM
CA: TPE
EI: SNN
EK: 380
PR: MNL
SK: OSL
SQ: SIN via HKG
TP: LIS
UA: GUA, ICN, MAN, MXP

More updates in NZ and QF.

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland air 767 300
Replies: 10
Views: 3271

Re: Iceland air 767 300

I thought ORD went daily, but at a 757. The few days I've been at ORD the last two months, it's been a 767. WOW response?

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 46
Views: 11419

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

PHX-LHR on AA is becoming as annoying as LHR to BNA, CLE, CMH, CVG, IND, MCI, STL, etc.

Not all airports are "entitled" to BA service to LHR. Just ask DTW, they think they are entitled to a flight to any runway over 7,000 feet.

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?
Replies: 43
Views: 4465

Re: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?

No need for a 2nd passenger airport in Indy. Let private investors do this and hope turns into AFW. If not, BKG ring a bell?

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 6529

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

To those who post in this forum, please keep in mind that this is a discussion about ATL air service, NOT DTW, so please respect one another, and do not make this a "DL hates DTW" thread. Anyways, AF just opened bookings for their new seasonal ATL-PTP service. Per routesonline.com, it loo...

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First El Al 787 painted
Replies: 49
Views: 6890

Re: First El Al 787 painted

Patiently waiting for this beauty's smaller sister to land at ORD!

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Charters to ATW over GRB
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: NFL Charters to ATW over GRB

Flights land at ATW as it is closer to the hotel. The plane than makes the massive few minute flight to GRB for the return flight.

It's the NFL, they can piss $ away.

Ask FAs about Bears / Packers weekends. It's the longest 25 minute flight in the world!

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by globalcabotage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 13481

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

As mentioned above, one of the EWR slots (30 minute flights) will go to DEN. Let's see if EWR upgauges or is flat.

Also heard that ORD-LHR may upgauge next summer (DY impact and future announcement)?

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