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by ncflyer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19179

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Really good stuff. One thing I've never understood is why out of Boston, BUF and PIT are two of the more frequently serviced cities, with 5 and 6 flights respectively. Why is this so much more than say CLE and DTW with 3 flights? None of the routes are B6 monopolies. Seeing the loads on BUF and PIT-...

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by ncflyer
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1145
Views: 68732

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Gotcha MidwestIndy, my bad. So, someone posted a rumor that UA is flying more to CLE than they otherwise would due to the MX facility. It’s a rumor so who knows if it’s really true but I really wonder how these flights do from a profitability standpoint given that they compete against Spirit, Fronti...

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by ncflyer
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Not true midwestindy. For instance 5 to dfw was new this summer. For it to continue year round, and without the a319 is a nice boost.

Judging by enilirias post this week AA is making some slight shifts from PHL to CLt in a bunch of markets.

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by ncflyer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Thank you I like the train solution that is very creative, I imagine it will only be improved if/when a new terminal is built. I think what you're saying Runway28L is international passengers who do check their luggage claim it in concourse C and then have bring it with them on the secured train? Th...

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by ncflyer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Can someone here tell me--- for international arrivals in PIT, do passengers have to re-enter the secure airside area to get to final baggage claim, or does customs exit directly to the final baggage claim/ground transportation area? There is a lively discussion on this topic on the Cleveland forum....

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by ncflyer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Jetpixx that would be so much more than a terminal A connector. Brand new FIS from scratch in a building that is currently shut down and not built for mainline aircraft? Making people walk outside in the elements? I don’t understand your proposal it seems worse than the other bad options.

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by ncflyer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Someone else will have to answer Greenair's questions about which gates feed FIS but if I'm not mistaken it is 2 or 3 gates towards the end of A. Not the very end, but just about. I just wish a civic or business leader would get a new terminal on the civic agenda. I know it's not cheap, easy, or may...

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by ncflyer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

OK I read the article it is not specific enough to say whether the secure path is at ground level or not, but I could see the project being very complex, I'm sure whichever regulatory agency governs sterile immigration areas has very strict requirements, we don't know the half of them.

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by ncflyer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Greenair, YYZ's USA regional jet concourse-- which is a bus station variant, might be a model for the challenge CLE faces. Glass walls separating a long corridor down the concourse, special revolving doors so that boarding can be segregated from passengers exiting to immigration (actually now that I...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21203

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Fair enough rajincajun, your point is taken, I would never do it, but I tend to be more aware of connections and backups. However I will say this, a lot of the northern markets to RDU-- for instance my hometown of CLE (which could at least in theory provide a lot of feed to the southern markets)-- a...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21203

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Not to turn this in to a Frontier thread, but who in their right mind would connect in a place like Raleigh. If you miss your flight from Buffalo to Montego Bay because of a snowstorm (assuming the banks work out for such a routing in the first place), it could be 3 days until the next flight. Not n...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21203

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Astonishing is the word, but everything F9 does is as fleeting as a hub in Trenton.

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by ncflyer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Oh well, mostly my fingers are crossed that they stick with year round service-- this will give them a leg up against WOW (at least based on what WOW has committed to on the schedule so far) and it will probably speak well to their bookings and yields-- or at the very least in their patience in deve...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

A cracker plant is nothing to sneeze at but it’s more like a data center. Very expensive to build, lots of construction workers, but not tons of jobs when it is fully operational. At least that’s my understanding.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

There's a terrific article on Crain's Cleveland this week about how stale Cleveland's business and political leadership is-- this according to CEO's anonymously interviewed for the article. The leaders of all major civiic organizations, as well as Jackson and Budish, are long entrenched and/or aging...

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by ncflyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Let us hope that NE Ohioans reward icelandair rather than choosing instead to get overrated UA mileage plus miles.

I’m finding that fares to London And Paris are a great bargain. Other European cities served by icelandair not as much. Who knows could be my dates.

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by ncflyer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

No LH when UA had a hub, I don’t see why there’d be LH now… Frankly I don’t see the US 3 with unserved routes either, let alone LH. We are in unfortunate position of having a UA focus, as UA seems far less interested in nonhub routes than Delta especially. I’m frankly surprised LGA UA has held on so...

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by ncflyer
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

On WN, I'm sure everyone noticed that another WN extension and another big nothing burger for CLE, in spite of all the wishful thinking on this board that WN would add HOU, DAL, SAN, OAK, and heck even a recent DCA. PIT meantime got a second flight to BNA (I'm surprised they had been lagging here) a...

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by ncflyer
Thu May 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1079
Views: 85612

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Are the raw numbers somewhere? With 11% growth on a big base, I'd have to assume Delta is really the one driving up passenger numbers.

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by ncflyer
Wed May 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1145
Views: 68732

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Give it time-- those 100% people leaving Indy have to get back somehow. I doubt there are many once a day flights with a 10% load differential on outbound and inbound, let alone a 50%. If I were hoping for anything, it would be that the 100% continues, because this route will surely be more dependen...

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by ncflyer
Wed May 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

DCA-CLE seems completely random to me. I don't think loads are anything fantastic with the existing players on the route. Plus over the years WN has reduced frequencies CLE to BWI, so it doesn't appear to be an ace in the hole route for them.

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by ncflyer
Wed May 30, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Does anyone know if CLE FIS has global entry?

Anyone out there have early reads on how Icelandair and WOW are doing? 100% anecdotal on my part but I'm noting in July WOW fares from Cleveland are substantially higher than PIT fares. Whether that's because planes are full-- who the heck knows.

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by ncflyer
Tue May 29, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Terminal D, or at least it’s equivalent capacity, isn’t needed anymore. Yeah sure it’s the newest but it’s pushing 25 years old. An international terminal is and will always be overkill for cleveland. The footprint to have modern restrooms isn’t there. They are punier than movie theater bathrooms by...

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by ncflyer
Mon May 28, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

When oh when is a new terminal going to be part of the civic dialogue, rather than patchwork solutions to the many, many shortcomings of the airport, including but not limited to FIS. Heck even the Clowns, I mean the Browns ownership has floated the idea that they will need to replace the late 1990'...

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by ncflyer
Sun May 27, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 53
Views: 5114

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Agreed and not just the MCI forum has these dreams.

It can’t only be the cast that mCI to ??? Is a good market, it has to be better market than alternative uses for the airplane. That can be a high bar particularly for the us3 and their giant hubs.

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by ncflyer
Fri May 25, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1079
Views: 85612

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Similar pattern for CLE and PIT. Having a hub is really a double edged sword. I've always thought of it that the users of an airport pay a tax, and a pretty big tax, so that there is nonstop service to Madison, Richmond, Knoxville, et al. To business people this tax is worthwhile, to every day trave...

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by ncflyer
Tue May 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7616

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

It really is remarkable how flat to declining airfares have been through the years, at least in the USA, not as familiar with other markets. Saying that, I do remember back when I went to business school, we learned about Southwest Airlines, we learned about People Express, etc. And then we all reme...

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by ncflyer
Sun May 20, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14650

Re: UA East Coast network changes

I’m surprised the horrible state of Dulles doesn’t get discussed more here. At current traffic levels the bus station terminal concessions are overwhelmed during UA peaks as is the HVAC on warm days. Yet they’re planning to add more people? I take iAd to PEK sometimes, talk about being embarrassed a...

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by ncflyer
Sat May 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21203

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

For non hub airports I find RON needs are a big driver of gate needs, not absolute number of flights, as the 6-8 AM periods are typically busiest by far. If you’re not a hub the schedule is so heavily driven what times are convenient for hub and hub banks being served— in other words ORD/DEN/IAD/IAH...

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by ncflyer
Fri May 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

You know, Seatguru website has only one thing to do-- yet I find it's not always up to date. It doesn't have the 737 max in Icelandair yet, and it doesn't have a 290 seat configuration for Condor yet. That sure is a big jump up to 290, as others are saying. Can someone please tell me history of Cond...

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by ncflyer
Fri May 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

It is so great to have this flight in cleveland and I look forward to taking it when the need arises, but it sure takes wee bit of getting used to, seeing a 737 that crosses the Atlantic.

Disappointingly seatguru doesn’t have Icelandair 737 max seat config loaded yet.

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by ncflyer
Thu May 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Pitexpress I think F9 ads mean nothing or maybe even less than nothing, they are so fleeting and this one seems perhaps even more tenuous than many of the others. I’d be more excited about PIT upgage in frequency to EWR, that’s a sign of lasting demand to a major market and puts PIT ahead of the oth...

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by ncflyer
Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I'm always the naysayer on WN at CLE but their actions for years have said it is a trivial market for them-- not sure why now would be any different, even apart from Hawaii. PIT and CMH have better service from WN. Adding the fifth gate in B and shutting down CAK (let alone the UA hub closure) reall...

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by ncflyer
Thu May 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9898

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

Not that it wasn’t abundantly clear already but F9 has too much capacity in search of a strategy. As a Clevelander I remember when it was our turn for such love, but so many of the flights are now long gone.

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by ncflyer
Wed May 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Wow-- no curbside drop off for Ubers, limos, and taxis? I'm sure glad I'm not elderly but all of us will be eventually. And the offsite parking shuttles will cut their frequencies way down if they have a $4 a pop shuttle fee to pay, rather than a flat fee. . . . There just has to be a better way to ...

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by ncflyer
Tue May 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Yeah on EWR, in fact I often look at UA seat maps on day of flight and the full size planes CLE to Newark, and they are often loaded < 50% (strictly anecdotal of course), no wonder the ERJ is appealing. . . I don't get why PIT would be different, the EWR fall schedule is currently loaded as 8 ERJ 17...

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by ncflyer
Mon May 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Who knows if this will stick but starting in October IAD is showing 3 of 4 total mainlines per day. Guess this is the cleveland impact of the UA east coast adjustment. Also at that time PIT will have 50% more frequencies to Newark, 9 flights per day, haven’t looked closeluu but I believe the seat co...

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by ncflyer
Sun May 13, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14650

Re: UA East Coast network changes

My own opinion I wouldn’t put much stick in the aircraft type this far out. UA is certainly known to change. CLE is showing 3 of 4 mainline to Dulles I really have a hard time believing this will stick.

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by ncflyer
Fri May 11, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7279

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

Why is it surprising that PIT and CLE went first? Both are bigger airports than Columbus. Size of airport doesn't really matter, doesn't matter much when it comes to which airports get which routes. Based on history CLE is more of a UA city, PIT is more of an AA city, and CMH is more of a DL city i...

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by ncflyer
Fri May 11, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7279

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

Why is it surprising that PIT and CLE went first? Both are bigger airports than Columbus.

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by ncflyer
Mon May 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I've started to book up some dummy one week long trips, comparing DL fares from PIT, RDU, IND, DTW, nice assortment of focus cities, focus city wannabes, monopoly hubs. For good measure I've thrown in my hometown CLE to compare a one stop market in roughly the same geography. I really ought to throw...

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by ncflyer
Sat May 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

FlyPIT now I’m looking jul 3-jul 11. Just as inexpensive as I stated earlier. Playing around with dates, midweek tends to be that cheap even in June whereas a few weekend dates I tested were in the $1700 ballpark. Quite a gap. Wish I knew how to do this systematically rather than slog through it. Fo...

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by ncflyer
Fri May 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Another form of international leakage that I hope can be greatly reduced is buying a separate ticket to get to a more competitive international airport such as ORD or IAD. I've done it myself I could buy CLE to IAD and then IAD to CDG, for $500 cheaper than CLE CDG tickets. All on United. I hated be...

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by ncflyer
Fri May 04, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Good stuff flyPIT guess it was the days I chose where PIT seemed so cheap, I am looking at a midweek round trip in June.

I’m not sure one way fares are really all that relevant across the pond? I was most interested in your round trip research.

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by ncflyer
Thu May 03, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Looking in to a flight to CDG this summer I live in CLE but will drive for nonstop. It is interesting that PIT is a dirt cheap nonstop for my dates, around $950. I checked other DL markets out of curiosity. DTW BOS RDU in $1500 range. IND is closest at $1100. CVG is $1300 as is YYZ. I’d attribute th...

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by ncflyer
Thu May 03, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1145
Views: 68732

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

How many people would salesforce send on a daily basis IND to SFO or reverse? I have to admit I have a pet peeve when people say one company makes a route economical, I’m so skeptical of that, but what the heck do I know…

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by ncflyer
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Not that I'm a media junkie but I'm not seeing much local advertising for either WOW or Icelandair. I do have an Icelandair cookie floating ads on my web browsing but that may be because I've been playing around with some potential trips on their website. . . I do read PD from cover to cover, no adv...

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by ncflyer
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 887
Views: 84110

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe there are a lot of factors but I can assure you it’s not route development at CLE. Been almost nonexistent at CLE. No people and no money. The airport is run by the city and it’s about 100th in the mayors list of priorities.

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by ncflyer
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

StI see today’s NEw York Times for review of Cleveland Orchestra— if that’s not a critic
saying it’s the best orchestra in the world I don’t know what is. So an orchestra groupie. Then R and R hall of fame might be a draw to some. Granted neither one is the Statue of Liberty or Disney world…

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by ncflyer
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66532

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Massey, the source is “an analysis provided by the airport”. Not sure I’d put much stock in that— my guess is it’s a spreadsheet and not a study— and I agree with you my gut is that’s too high.

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