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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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????
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
^ 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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
flyPIT wrote:Delta had one of their A359s at PIT doing touch and go's. Plenty of pics here:
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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:Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post