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by msp747
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 35
Views: 5031

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

But at the same time AS / QX is connecting passengers to more Mountain West, including small markets like Missoula, Boise, & Bozeman AS doesn't have nonstop service to LAS from MSO, BOI, or BZN. AS also only serves its SEA and PDX hubs nonstop from MSO and BZN. I think that is basically what he...

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by msp747
Mon May 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41171

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Detroit313 wrote:
The only way Alaska can survive against global airlines like Delta, United and American is to become part of a legacy airline.

Otherwise they will never make money with so much competition by Delta in Seattle.


I've been hearing this tired argument for more than 20 years, yet AS remains.

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by msp747
Thu May 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6479

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

I've never been to MIA, so I ask this as an outsider: Doesn't MIA already have some of the highest landing fees in the country? Any idea on how much those fees will climb with this work? Are the airlines onboard with this? More curiosity on my part, since crushing debt loads and high landing fees se...

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by msp747
Wed May 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15368

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

WN to build a 100 million dollar 3 aircraft bay hanger in DEN. DEN will soon be come its Largest station with Flights and Gates. Flyguy Huge win for the Airport. It's been a open secret that both UA and WN are planning extremely aggressive expansions at the Airport, with Denver slated to easily be ...

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by msp747
Tue May 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet
Replies: 775
Views: 171511

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true. So... on a site for aviation enthusiasts, someone is enthusiastic... shocking, if true. effoff... His comment was over the top, but I'd argue your post makes it sound like the AS 737 fleet is...

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by msp747
Tue May 14, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8738

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

"Operation Clockwork" as it was called happened on January 31, 2005. 250 flights to 21... Very sad day at Terminal E... The last time I flew into DL's DFW hub was in OCT/NOV of 2004 and it was a sad sight then. I was flying IAH-TUS on an award ticket and all the flights were ERJ/CRJ. The ...

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by msp747
Fri May 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 6199

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

Sorry, is this something they are planning to do? Or has the jet already been painted? Any pics yet?

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by msp747
Fri May 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10104

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

I am far from a road warrior, but I have easily flown more than 100,000 miles on DL over the past 20 years. I have used nearly all of their hubs, including the former DFW and CVG. I have NEVER once connected at ATL. Obviously it is a monster hub for them, but it's out of the way for large parts of t...

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by msp747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22854

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

DCA has potential for expansion due to the FAA's Nextgen program . It also has the real estate to accommodate this growth between the banjo gates and the B connector. Virginia will make the call. and I think in the end they will make the right capi as the cost of fully redeveloping Terminal A at DC...

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by msp747
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 8708

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

Alaska Airlines has come a long way from having an all Boeing fleet and surely they must feel the sweet profits which the versatile and modern A3210NEOs are bringing. So how come they haven't ordered more in order to secure production slots? Also, it may sound like a wild idea, but it might make se...

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by msp747
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA and LAS Terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 2893

Re: SWA and LAS Terminal

LAS will be at capacity in just a matter of a few years, I don't see why a renovation should be done if there will be a new airport soon in the Las Vegas Valley? Why would Las Vegas shut down the airport that is minutes away from the casinos, the one thing that draws most people to that city, in fa...

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by msp747
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 19996

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

I never believed Boeing would launch the 797 (because it would not have been a smart business decision) but in view of the MAX developments I absolutely do not see them going ahead with it in the near to medium term future at all. Boeing's focus and cash will be entirely consumed by the MAX events....

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by msp747
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351778

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Aside: I find it interesting that such a nice new big United Club is at DFW, (AA territory) yet there are none at other major competition’s hubs (Eg; Miami). From an image standpoint, just having a UC in an enemy territory is a strong statement! I'm a little confused by this. UA has clubs all over,...

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by msp747
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713080

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

That's a fair point you make. Regardless, if 2 people died after drinking the beer (regardless of the actual reasons they died) and it would be sensible to give that beer a miss until the matter is cleared up. It's also likely supermarkets would take it off their shelves very quickly. Food safety a...

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by msp747
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351778

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

2. This, should have been considered since the beginning of the merger but Smisek was way too arrogant to do so. AA/US and DL/NW both did this on the tail to represent the carrier that doesn't exist anymore. Yet many viewed not keeping the "U" was some sort of a hostile corporate takeover...

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by msp747
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22854

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Not surprised about the 30 million number. As dumpy as the C/D concourse is, right now there's simply not enough passengers flowing through it to justify the rebuild. I agree that waiting until reaching 30 million is a smart move. They obviously are learning from their mistakes in the past and want...

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by msp747
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22854

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Not surprised about the 30 million number. As dumpy as the C/D concourse is, right now there's simply not enough passengers flowing through it to justify the rebuild. I agree that waiting until reaching 30 million is a smart move. They obviously are learning from their mistakes in the past and want...

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by msp747
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351778

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

The article says it’ll introduce the new livery as it takes delivery of new aircraft. Does that mean it’ll show up on a Max 9 or a 78J, or is there a new aircraft type due in April that I’m forgetting about? They are also adding several used planes to the fleet this year, including some ex-HA 767s ...

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by msp747
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1326
Views: 245698

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Evolution: First off, this means not a new logo, but it is possible it could be changed. Possibly removing the Gold, possibly making more 3D like AT&T did with their logo last decade. I would guess that the Gold will stay on the logo, but not on the fuselage. Also, I'm thinking the blue on the ...

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by msp747
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 7913

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

https://twitter.com/theavgeek_net/status/1102739224413917184?s=21 Just landed in Portland. Not my photo. Damn it, Alaska! The planes said "Horizon" for decades. We can't just let this one plane say "Horizon"? I understand wanting a "seamless product", but the passenger...

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by msp747
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27388

Re: AS new interior

I think Delta will win the next decade long battle of Seattle and Alaska will eventually get bought out by AA or DL. I think this is an overblown argument and that there is room in Seattle for both DL and AS. All the doomsday for AS people overlook the fact that it's the other carriers who have ret...

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by msp747
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet
Replies: 775
Views: 171511

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

I get that it would be silly to add First Class to the Q fleet, but do they plan to add Premium Class seating with the new interiors? I'm guessing such a move would cost them 4 seats, but I would think it would be beneficial, especially since I still see these planes on routes where AS competes wit...

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by msp747
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet
Replies: 775
Views: 171511

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Anyone have info on Q400 interior rehabs? Some of those have been shabby for years. Latest 10-K had the projected end of 2020 Q fleet down to 23 planes. Given that, I would guess not much will happen to the shabby ones unless they have to replace something that breaks before the frame gets retired....

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by msp747
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 4741

Re: American livery. Dated?

Honestly, I just wish it had a little splash of color outside of the tail. If they had painted the engine nacelles in the same blue they put on the Dash 8 engine nacelles, I think it would have broken up all of the gray nicely.

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by msp747
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22854

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

MWAA Board meeting agenda and documents are up. Some interesting stuff here: Year-end traffic numbers for IAD and DCA. IAD is the busier airport again, growing traffic 5.1% over last year: https://www.mwaa.com/sites/default/files/BOD/2019-02/tab_5.2_executive_vice_presidents_report.pdf Construction...

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by msp747
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 6509

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Did CO use this facility for anything else after 1982? Or did LAX use it for something? I can't imagine the airport would just let it sit vacant since 1982.

Any plans for the site once the building is torn down?

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by msp747
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20120

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

UA at IAD is tenuous in that the currently low CPE depends upon subsidies that MWAA takes from DCA. When that stops, and the Virginia state subsidy expires, CPE will probably go from $16 back up to $26 or higher. That's a significant risk for UA's plans at IAD. MWAA just sold a large parcel of its ...

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by msp747
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22854

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Agenda and documents for this week’s MWAA Board Meeting are up: http://www.mwaa.com/about/january-16-2019-board-and-committee-meetings The air traffic stats are interesting, as the Dulles growth continued through November, well above previous years. Dulles traffic is up 5.1% YTD, and creeping back ...

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by msp747
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 74890

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

In one of the last pictures from the 2018 thread, there's a AS 739 in there. When do they take their first MAX? How many NGs do they have left?

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by msp747
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11366

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

It sounds like the solution is to repeal the 20-gate cap on DAL, then. Right? DAL will never be big enough to have gates for all new entrants. The best solution is to bulldoze the terminal, leave it to GA only and expand DFW. Agree entirely. This Circus has gone on long enough and there is plenty o...

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by msp747
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 415
Views: 42327

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Terminal 1 was the old blue box... Terminal 2 is where the old AA hub terminal was located So is that section of Terminal 1 that had its jetways removed where all the other carriers used to be based? Can it be used again? Or is it space that is just not functional anymore? Looking at it from Google...

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by msp747
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20699

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

How did Island Air's Q400's perform on these short hops? Inter island may go back to turboprops It would be interesting to see if they considered this an option. They wouldn't give up much speed compared with the current jet fleet, and QX has shown double-door boarding/deplaning can help with quick...

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by msp747
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20153

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

Perhaps instead of wild conspiracy theories Southwest simply decided expanding into a second airport in a market they’ve never been super strong in wasn’t the best utilization of their aircraft. Exactly. It's not like these two airlines haven't exchanged assets before. WN picked up the AS slots at ...

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by msp747
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12755

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

There's a reason why EWR and most of the major airports including ORD and IAD rank low on the best airports survey... America is not willing to invest in public transport services in comparison to pretty much everywhere else in the world. It's just how it is. It's not just the airports, the airline...

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by msp747
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 21632

Re: Whats next at IAH?

Also, there are lots of businesses associated with the oil and gas industry that are located near IAH. There is also the Woodlands which is located even further north that has lots of high income residents. A small focus city type station would be useful. When WN shut down its IAH station, it only ...

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by msp747
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34666

Re: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights

Having experienced the combination of airline communication, translation & selection by press / interest groups and OE PR tactics for 25 years, “showing interest” seems a weakish and often overated qualifier to me. :yes: Then shouldn't we just shut down this thread? The article that is the basi...

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by msp747
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 21632

Re: Whats next at IAH?

My whole reply was to point out southwest only flying to some secondary city airports. I’m fully aware they fly to those places, but thanks anyway! I get your point but Southwest doesnt solely fly in to secondary airports anymore. My point is Houston is big enough to warrant token WN service at IAH...

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by msp747
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 11510

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

Those who don't like comments they disagree with are free to ignore them. And correct arguments are only 'tired' if you don't like seeing them again. I live here. DMV-area airports are not an Airliners.net discussion exercise for me. I'm affected by them. The reason I clapped back at you is because...

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by msp747
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 11510

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

This is massively overstated. Burke vs. Chantilly moved the airport a bit further out, but it's hardly a 'massive mistake.' You're talking about a net difference of 5-6 miles, as the crow flies, from Downtown DC. Building an airport in Burke would still have been an inferior location to DCA. As usu...

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by msp747
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 89474

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/10/15/united-airlines-adds-flights-at-newark-and-dulles-as-it-realigns-two-hubs-211-miles-apart/#2f9a1d9530ba My question is what has changed at IAD even if this is a short lived achievement what has changed and is is possible for UA to sustain this new fou...

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by msp747
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 89474

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/10/15/united-airlines-adds-flights-at-newark-and-dulles-as-it-realigns-two-hubs-211-miles-apart/#2f9a1d9530ba My question is what has changed at IAD even if this is a short lived achievement what has changed and is is possible for UA to sustain this new fou...

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by msp747
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did CO drop FAR?
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: When did CO drop FAR?

CO did retry IAH-BOI with an ERJ in the Early 2000s. That was an extremely long time to be on an RJ. Remember it well. Flew it a lot when I lived in Houston. I thought those ERJ-145s were nice, but not for flights that long, especially since I couldn't stand up straight on the plane. The 175s that ...

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by msp747
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did CO drop FAR?
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: When did CO drop FAR?

From The Idaho Statesman newspaper in August 1988. "Continental Airlines announced Friday that it will pull out of Boise and seven other western cities this fall." "We had to look at the most effective use of our assets, said Bruce Hicks, VP of corporate communications for the Housto...

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by msp747
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 9884

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

As someone said, think IAH-RIC was one of the longest RJ routes out of IAH until CO/UA started the Boise and ND oil routes. I took that Boise flight on the ERJ-145 more times than I'd like to admit... all 1,494 miles of it. Having an aisle/window seat was nice, but not being able to stand up wasn't...

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by msp747
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13499

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

I for one am pretty happy it stayed put. You can't get much more centralized in a major metropolitan area than MSP is currently. It's close to both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. You can take mass transit, something that wouldn't have been available in Dakota County. I get the concerns ...

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by msp747
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 6068

Re: United considers expanding IAD hub banks

Moving on from the C/D concourse replacement, any speculation on what the addition of 2 more banks would look like? IAD has a sizeable regional jet operation and I imagine this would mean even more of them. Does anyone know the timing of the current banks and where the additional ones would likely f...

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by msp747
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 6068

Re: United considers expanding IAD hub banks

C/D won't get upgraded for some time. MWAA has a bit of flexibility with recent decision by local Govts. to allow debt sharing to be spread out more between the airports to reduce IAD costs. But with the Silver Line still under construction and "Project Journey" in full swing at DCA, in a...

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by msp747
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 6068

Re: United considers expanding IAD hub banks

I don't think they'd cut anything at EWR, But they might be pushing Capacity at EWR and IAD is not yet at operational Capacity, so It makes perfect sense. Especially if they intend to make a business case for a Much Needed Upgrade of the IAD Terminal .. Although Kirby downplayed a Concourse C/D rep...

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by msp747
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 7104

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

So besides having the name "Airbus" on the aircraft and a similar engine under the wings, which the E2-195 have as well, what is the commonality of the A220 to the rest of the Spirit fleet ? They could go for the MRJ, as besides the name, they have as much in common as the 320 as the 220 ...

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by msp747
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 367235

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y8zljrnv
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VC10er wrote:
In a UA configuration,how many passengers would an E2-195 carry?

Looks like it would be roughly 120 passengers.
https://tinyurl.com/y8zljrnv

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