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by plinth857
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 856

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 856

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 230
Views: 19064

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: 77
Views: 9720

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: 90
Views: 7552

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: 153072

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: 153072

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: 153072

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: 153072

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: 153072

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: 153072

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: 57384

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: 6115

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: 153072

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: 153072

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: 153072

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: 147130

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: 153072

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: 153072

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: 153072

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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by plinth857
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9813

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Couldn't UA operate FRA service on behalf of LH like DL does for AF at PIT? CLE is a much bigger market and FRA is comparable to CDG for connections, and certainly UA has a spare 757/767 for at least seasonal service. They could, but DL has adapted this to their business model whereas UA is really ...

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by plinth857
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9813

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

As to UA's future in CLE, though, would there ever be a circumstance where they would expand (even if it is just a few flights)? I'm being serious, are there potential (realistic) scenarios that would result in growth rather than shrinkage?

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by plinth857
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153072

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

I've never flown F9 either and never even considered them with all the horror stories I've heard. The less-than-daily service for domestic operations, I think, is really annoying. I hope this clears the way for B6 or AS or some DL/AA/UA mainline service. F9 works in my opinion, but only on certain ...

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by plinth857
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9813

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Yes, UA has more gates (14) than they need for 45-50 flights a day; but they RON a bunch of planes and use most of them for that. In addition, they recently renegotiated the Concourse C lease. They could have dropped more gates than they did. So either they wanted to preserve a cheap option to expa...

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by plinth857
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 87705

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

As far as I'm concerned the one and only city that UA might be able to serve as a point-to-point from SAN, with a condition, is Norfolk. That is IF United happens to be the carrier with the GSA contract for the route, or has some healthy military contract in place. I know someone mentioned who the ...

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by plinth857
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 87705

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

To the best of my knowledge, SAN will now have F9 nonstops to: AUS, CLE, COS, CVG, DEN, MCO, OKC, SAT and TUL. When factoring in seasonality, mostly sub-daily frequencies, and F9's sudden and unannounced 'changes-of-mind', it's kind of a crap shoot to try to keep track of when a particular route is...

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by plinth857
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 185263

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Any idea on what the load factors are for Spirit out of CAK? Is serving both CLE and CAK workable long term? Right now, it's been nice to have some different options, but I wonder how long it may last.

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by plinth857
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153072

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

masseybrown wrote:
F9 is also bringing back CLE-LAX/DEN/PDX/SEA in April, but not SFO or SAN.


Bad load factors on the SFO flight? Granted, I only flew it once, but the plane was 90% full both ways, even on the return redeye.

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by plinth857
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153072

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Perhaps there is good corporate business or government business that help keep this afloat; the first class cabin is always full. United Technologies has ops in both cities and they deal with NASA Glenn as well. Ahhh, I see! I thought those first class cabin guys looked a little like engineers. :lol:

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by plinth857
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153072

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

I suspect BDL survives as long as it has because otherwise the plane would be sitting a lot of hours on the ground in CLE. It's an early AM or end of day flight to and from CLE on its way to/from MSP I believe. I also think loads are just hurt terribly by such a horrific frequency. I go to BDL all ...

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by plinth857
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153072

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Quick question, how is the DL BDL-CLE route still around? The 2017 LFs are pitiful Jan BDL-CLE---28.8% Feb BDL-CLE---40.6% Mar BDL-CLE---49.3% Apr BDL-CLE---64.7% May BDL-CLE---60.7% Jun BDL-CLE---61.4% According to the Q1 data from 2016 average fares were only at $225, Q2 was $211.... That's a goo...

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by plinth857
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153072

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Icelandair to send 737MAX8 to CLE from 16 May 18 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274775/icelandair-outlines-737max-8-routes-in-s18/ Pretty disappointing really! Hope the flt gets upgauged at some point ! Why would this be disappointing? This is exactly why CLE can get these type of...

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by plinth857
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 185263

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Those drop off in numbers are crazy. I will say I rarely see CVG as a connection option anymore and if I do it seems like it is more expensive or a longer layover. At least it is still 2x daily. I have noticed they changed the pricing to where it is much cheaper to book a RT than just a one way or ...

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by plinth857
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153072

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

CLEguy wrote:
ATA also did charters but I'm not sure if they were on 757's or L-1011's. Martinair also ran charters for one summer to AMS (1988), but I believe they were on 757's, too.


I remember taking ATA flights on 757s from CLE to FRA with a stopover in YQX (Gander International, Canada).

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by plinth857
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8132

Re: FI annouces CLE

This is great news! If all goes well, perhaps their FIS facility could be in for a refresh.

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by plinth857
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 37866

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

The airport director for CLE at his last announcement teased "new service announcements" are forthcoming for both WN and F9. What does this mean for WN? Might CLE finally be getting the MCI flight that seems to have been in the works for quite some time?

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by plinth857
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier, DFW/DEN, one flight per day ?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 2178

Re: Frontier, DFW/DEN, one flight per day ?!?

I was also surprised by this; I used to connect in DEN from CLE on my way to DFW; tickets were quite reasonable compared to what else was available, but the times became very inconvenient quite a few months ago.

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by plinth857
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 37866

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I would love to see a daily CLE-MCI flight. I wonder if the numbers would support it. They have the gate space at CLE; not sure about MCI. 2016 CLE-MCI PDEW(passengers daily each way) Q1-68 PDEW Q2-85 PDEW Q3-78 PDEW Q4-81 PDEW Aren't great numbers but would likely be stimulated upward if there was...

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by plinth857
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 37866

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I would love to see a daily CLE-MCI flight. I wonder if the numbers would support it. They have the gate space at CLE; not sure about MCI.

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