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by plinth857
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 77
Views: 8232

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

As a regular AA flyer, I am perfectly fine with non mainline. The E175 and CR7/9 are better than the a319. The overall awfulness of the AA 319s (LUS and LAA) cannot be overstated. Absolutely correct. It's not even a contest; maybe the older CR7s are only slightly better than the A319, but the E175 ...

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by plinth857
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 77
Views: 8232

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

AA could upgauge CVG-ORD, CVG-CLT, CVG-PHL, CMH-ORD, CMH-CLT, CMH-PHL, CLE-ORD, and SDF-CLT to mainline. I would be surprised if any CLE-ORD would ever be upgraded in the near future. UA still has quite the stranglehold on pulling people to ORD for their other destinations... if AA upgauged, the fr...

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by plinth857
Mon May 21, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Don’t think this was posted yet, but this is a neat video from February on the team at United’s CLE maintenance base. They were the winners of the 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition: https://youtu.be/0C2d3QSIDEY I wonder if this was why Oscar Munoz was in Cleveland yesterday hanging with the CL...

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by plinth857
Fri May 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

masseybrown wrote:
According to Flightaware, Swiftair is running 763s CLE-PUJ today and tomorrow. That's a step up.


Ahhh... I saw that aircraft as my flight departed CLE this morning and thought it was too big to be a 757!

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by plinth857
Tue May 08, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Are there any WN routes out of CLE that are regularly on a 737MAX?

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by plinth857
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Both the PD and Crains Cleveland reported that first quarter 2018 traffic was up about 200K, from 1.9 million to 2.1 million, about 10%. If that rate, slightly under January by itself, holds, CLE could hit 10 million a year ahead of Kennedy's forecast. No wonder the parking lots are crowded - it's ...

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by plinth857
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

masseybrown wrote:
Also, WN operated flight 8511 MCI-CLE last night. Are they practicing? ;)


I sure hope so! I heard rumblings that WN might start this route... hoping the rumors are true!

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by plinth857
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Who would argue that besides the dolt who decided 1 parking structure was good enough for a major airport? That's... bat S crazy. You might as well say "we'd have plenty of parking if it wasn't for all these travellers!" Now if they said "we're raising it 2$ to fund a new parking gar...

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by plinth857
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I am curious how much increased revenue this will provide. I would be more supportive if we had some guarantees it would bring additional service, but I am skeptical of that claim. I used to park at the Brookpark rapid station and take the train in, but I haven't done that since my car was broken in...

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by plinth857
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Flew DEN to CLE on Southwest yesterday and had some time to walk around Hopkins. A couple things I noticed: - Concourse B now has updated signage (black with white lettering similar to ticketing and baggage claim). - Gate C28 is now the home of United's Customer Service desk (I think this is new). ...

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by plinth857
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^Don't quite get the name of that place, but as I love barbecue, can't wait to try it. They have locations in Macedonia and Maple Heights... I haven't eaten at those, but I have from their food truck. It was very good, and one of the few places in Northeast Ohio I got a crawfish etouffee that was h...

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by plinth857
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

DoT's January numbers are out. CLE boardings (domestic scheduled carriers only) up from 277.8K in Jan '17 to 313.0K this year - up 12.7%. Star performer: WN boardings up from 42.7K to 56.6K, up 32.6% with the load factor also up from 74.7% to 77.9% WN needs to make CLE a focus city. Like now. Lol H...

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by plinth857
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Just looking for BOS-CLE flights. Thought only B6 and UA were on this route but saw Spirit as well---is this new? They've been on that route for a little while now... my wife will be flying it in June, so I'm going to get a report from her. I haven't flown Spirit from CLE since a DFW to CLE flight ...

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by plinth857
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/1/2018: UA Ends CLE-MKE;BA Suspends OAK-LGW Until 4/19; AA Drops DFW-UIO, MIA-CNF
Replies: 60
Views: 11316

Re: OAG Changes 4/1/2018: UA Ends CLE-MKE;BA Suspends OAK-LGW Until 4/19; AA Drops DFW-UIO, MIA-CNF

Interesting point I can see where you are coming from, in that WN is more likely to keep the route than UA. But wouldn't most business travelers prefer UA over WN? Maybe from a miles earning perspective or something? UA's product on this route wasn't anything special; just a couple of ExpressJet E1...

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by plinth857
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair727 wrote:
^No, it isn't. Population in the city proper has decreased, but not the region. Most of the loss from the central city has moved out to the suburbs; meanwhile, the metro economy has continued to grow.


Even more so if the Akron-Canton area is also taken into account.

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by plinth857
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^If people in CLE or destined to CLE from the west use this over UA's DEN hub for connections, we may see increased frequencies on DL's CLE-SLC as people can more easily jump ship from UA. I'll bet the Delta Medallion folks located in CLE are cheering this... now they will have less connections to ...

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by plinth857
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I just flew CLE>DFW on the Super 80 this week both ways. Surely a welcome site to see the 319's. I would also add the Terminal C and A in DFW are much worse than CLE. Sometimes, we're a bit hard on ourselves in this forum. Good to see AA upping their game in CLE with DFW, NYC adds. Terminal A I wou...

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by plinth857
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United warns of more layoffs in CLE
Replies: 47
Views: 6693

Re: United warns of more layoffs in CLE

Understand, hub closure was the express operation. UA mainline stayed more or less same size. This may indicate that is to change Not so sure about that... they've added mainline capacity between CLE and IAD for the first time in a long time... if there are reductions, I would imagine BOS and MKE c...

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by plinth857
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United warns of more layoffs in CLE
Replies: 47
Views: 6693

Re: United warns of more layoffs in CLE

Understand, hub closure was the express operation. UA mainline stayed more or less same size. This may indicate that is to change Not so sure about that... they've added mainline capacity between CLE and IAD for the first time in a long time... if there are reductions, I would imagine BOS and MKE c...

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by plinth857
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Some good and some bad in enilria's weekly post. Nice to see AA add a 5th CLE-DFW. And it should be noted that it is mainline (MD-80). In the summers on this route, there had been a fifth flight, but it departed super late (around 11:00 PM) and was on an ER-140. I fly this route all the time, and t...

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by plinth857
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Philips medical announced they will stop manufacturing CT scanners and other things in CLE in 2018H2. But the news release states: "The company will also invest to enhance its Cleveland facility to optimize its learning environment for the thousands of Philips field service engineers and for c...

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

This brings F9’s July schedule down to just a hair over 8 daily flights at CLE. By comparison, last July was 12.5 flights. That equates to almost 50,000 less departing and arriving seats in CLE this July on Frontier. I think you’re seeing CLE reach an equilibrium. That was a lot of ULCC growth in a...

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Service changes from F9 leave me so empty. They are fleeting (Austin cut already?? LOL!!) and crowd out more stable service to a place like Seattle. Probably why they didn't hype this one locally at all. Not like their major expansions in AUS and RDU, at the least. At least they are trying their be...

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code

FSDan wrote:
plinth857 wrote:
One difference between the other legacy carriers... you get 500 EQMs for any flight under 500 miles.


I believe DL also has that rule. Does UA not?


I stand corrected... you are right that DL has that. UA does not... whenever I fly CLE to ORD on AA, it's 500 EQM. On UA, it's just 316 PQM.

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

lakeeffect wrote:
CLE really needs a carrier that can offer a stable flight schedule to SEA.


Agreed. There are enough passengers to justify this, don't you think?

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code

One difference between the other legacy carriers... you get 500 EQMs for any flight under 500 miles.

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

thomacf wrote:
http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2018/02/congress_will_create_special_p.html#incart_river_home - article on Cleveland.com today that shows a nice pic of Concourse C back in the 80's I would guess during the UA hub days????


It sure looks like it... love that picture. Look at all those 727s!

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by plinth857
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Another illustration of how the composition of CLE flying has changed: Domestic data only For the 12 months ending Oct 2013 79,843 scheduled flights carried 8,456K passengers For the 12 months ending Oct 2017 51,394 scheduled flights carried 8,582K passengers Whoa... that is a pretty dramatic shift...

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by plinth857
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

For those who haven’t seen it the PD has three excellent articles on CLE facility, landing fees, and future routes. Nice to see Kennedy spend so much time with the press. I found the landing fee discussion particularly enlightening. Also a reader posted an excellent comment with some ideas to impro...

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by plinth857
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Is there any way to find data concerning how many passengers connect through CLE? I would be interested to know the percentage by carrier; I would guess that WN connects more passengers in CLE than any other carrier.

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by plinth857
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Cleveland Hopkins airport renovates customs area in advance of new Iceland flights (photos) http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2018/01/cleveland_hopkins_airport_plan.html Sounds like it's back to the old days of having to go through TSA on arrival... Maybe, but I for one will be glad to not ...

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by plinth857
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Someone late last year posted that they expected more, not less from United at CLE this year. I don't know if we will see more destinations, but perhaps more capacity? Scott Kirby's last address to investors seems to indicate that they plan on "reviving smaller markets." He believes that b...

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by plinth857
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 811
Views: 66535

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^ and In addition, Southwest had also recently stated that it is already considering serving HOU and FLL nonstop from CLE. If WN is going to being flying CLE-HOU, then UA would be wise to maximize their operations on CLE-IAH, and not dilute their potential by throwing an additional CLE frequency to...

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by plinth857
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 122
Views: 16662

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

My flight taxiied by the E satellite on New Year's Day and it looked pretty empty. Not sure if that was temporary or what. I think additional clarity on the future of the terminals at DFW will be exciting I am very curious what will happen to this... I'm never a fan of having to go there, though I ...

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by plinth857
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11583

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

Another thing I am keeping my eyes on has to do with domestic operations. Something that grinds my gears has to do with the use of E145's to markets like IND, CMH, CLE, etc. What Im looking for UA to do is perhaps reduce the frequency and up the equipment. Instead of flying 5X daily on a route like...

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by plinth857
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

N766UA wrote:
In other, exciting news, CLE appears to have added new “caution, hold onto the handrail!” speakers that blare loudly and incessantly with each passing passenger on the escalators. It’s exceedingly obnoxious and annoying.


Yeah, it's a bit much. Maybe they were sued for that recently.

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by plinth857
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Contract Air Cargo flight 9845 is en route to CLE right now (7:30 AM EST 12/19)... a 727! I would love to see that... haven't seen one in years!

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by plinth857
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

fun2fly wrote:
UA added a 4th flight to DEN this summer at 5:45AM. It's the most capacity I can remember on the route. 1x E175, 2x 320, 1x 73G.


Yes, and the E175 sure beats a CRJ-700 for a route of that distance.

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by plinth857
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

I didn't notice this one until recently but AA is flying 2 full big jets to PHL right now, I assume A319 but not sure. Gotta accept our small victories. On the other hand only one big jet to CLT, I'm really surprised about this one during snow season--- I think many people would prefer changing in ...

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by plinth857
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KGRB/KCLE


I saw that on Sunday when I landed from DTW. What a nice looking aircraft to see at CLE.
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SgtBarone wrote:
DL 8869 (an A333) carrying the Green Bay Packers is scheduled to land at CLE at 4:11 PM:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KGRB/KCLE


I saw that on Sunday when I landed from DTW. What a nice looking aircraft to see at CLE.

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by plinth857
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

At Hopkins this morning, all lots AND the garage were full. I parked at the Sheraton. If not, I would have missed my flight. This is the brilliance of Ricky Smith to tear down the long term garage and replace it with a surface lot that has around 15-20% of capacity of the original. And to so when t...

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by plinth857
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58204

Re: DL Future Expansion

In the past, Delta offered a direct flight between CLE and SLC. Any chance they'd bring that back? Right now, there is very little from DL connecting CLE pax to Delta's western network.

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by plinth857
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta leaving GRK
Replies: 27
Views: 6206

Re: Delta leaving GRK

If this is accurate, it isn't represented in their booking yet. I'm flying out of GRK in February and there are still Delta flights for sale.

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by plinth857
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Rumors have been flying around at UA that some CLE maybe restored next spring!, SEA,SAN,PHX,LAS have been mentioned. If all of those came back, that would be surprising. I see PHX and SEA perhaps, but SAN barely lasted as an F9 destination. If they DID bring back LAS, it begs the question why they ...

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by plinth857
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Which routes have the lowest load factors for CLE?

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by plinth857
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Article in this week's Crains Cleveland Business about the city's new director of port control, Robert Kennedy. He plans to merge the Div of Hopkins and Div of Burke into a single "Division of Airports" under one commissioner. This may lessen the influence BKL has in the city, though I'm ...

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by plinth857
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 148662

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

flyPIT wrote:
Delta had one of their A359s at PIT doing touch and go's. Plenty of pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pitairport/albums/72157686877576410


That front window is sexy. Just sayin'.

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by plinth857
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

With Cleveland Indians in the baseball playoffs again, does that ever result in an upgauge of equipment from the opponent city? Or is it too "short notice" for such things to happen?

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by plinth857
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

From enilria's weekly list: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372777&p=19832087#p19831831 Take a look at the cited post. It pretty much predicts the end of CAK and YNG. CLE and PIT are squeezing them with better choices and more frequency. Edit: the link isn't working. Try this: https://lintvwkbn.files....

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by plinth857
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155153

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

From enilria's weekly list: NK CAK-FLL MAR 1.0>0.4 APR 0.9>0.2 NK CAK-LAS MAY 1.0>0 NK CAK-MYR MAY 1.0>0.4 NK CAK-RSW APR 0.5>0.2 NK CAK-TPA APR 0.4>0.2 Is this the beginning of the end of NK at CAK, in favor of their ops at CLE? Could be. How are their load factors? Maybe the non-daily service wil...

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