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by blockski
Sun May 28, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 53
Views: 4863

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

Compared to A/B its a dump. A/B has good restaurants and is large enough to where it never feel crowded, in comparison C/D is smaller, there isn't as much room to walk in the corridors and the hold areas are smaller and more crowded. A/B has direct train access, while C has indirect train access (y...

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by blockski
Wed May 24, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20225

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

There's no reason to think MSP wouldn't get a flight to ICN in a DL-KE JV. Just look at other joint ventures. United flies to NRT from all of their hubs (plus HNL), while ANA adds service to many of those hubs plus other non-United strongholds like JFK, SJC, and SEA. There's every reason to expect t...

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by blockski
Mon May 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

DXB yields (and KWI and BAH) were pretty trashy outside of government, which sustained UA ME routes until the provider switched. Let me preface this by saying that I could be wrong they've through faulty memory, but I'm pretty sure UA had the government contract up until they ended the routes, afte...

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by blockski
Thu May 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 61
Views: 6603

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

Perhaps build a long semi circular check in and security area on the initial apron area between all three buildings and spanning the front of the central terminal. This would link all three them together into one large joined-up building and retain the use of all three. A people-mover track of sort...

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by blockski
Mon May 15, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 61
Views: 6603

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

Southwest having massive check-in lines is really the airlines fault, (photo above) that could easily happen at any airport where the check-in is understaffed. The airport has problems but what medium sized airport doesn't in 2017 doesnt suffer from lines TSA lines at times or check-in counters wit...

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by blockski
Sat May 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20225

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Why would they eliminate those long haul routes? The European ones are all to JV partner hubs. The relationship between KLM and Northwest dates back a long way, and there's a ton of traffic between MSP and AMS for that reason. This seems like a completely absurd speculation. You understand that I r...

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by blockski
Sat May 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20225

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I'm pretty sure Delta aren't thinking of replacing the A330s as the oldest is only 14.4 years old.They are currently focusing on replacing some older 763s with newer aircraft and mainly the 744s are to be replaced first before any A330s are to. I wasn't aware of the specific age of the A330, thanks...

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by blockski
Thu May 04, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?
Replies: 52
Views: 4866

Re: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?

lavalampluva wrote:
I suppose another way to look at this is why there are no U.S. air carriers who fly the A380?


Not really. The 747 offered range that no airliner had before. It was also really big. The A380 is big, but doesn't unlock new routes the way the 747 did.

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by blockski
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68613

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Sure. But UA has also said they're conducting a widebody fleet review. At the last earnings call, they said they're not finished yet . This article says they are reviewing "narrowbody, widebody and regional fleets" https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-targets-rapid-completion...

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by blockski
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68613

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

The filings show there have been no cancellations, so as far as joe public is concerned, all will be delivered at this stage. UA would be required to make any material change like a cancellation public if that was not the case at the time of filing. Sure. But UA has also said they're conducting a w...

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by blockski
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?
Replies: 29
Views: 2993

Re: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?

The 5th runway is 'planned' in the sense that they've reserved land for it and have a long-term plan to build it, but there is no funding or any plan to construct that runway anytime soon. There's certainly no need to build it until traffic increases dramatically over current levels. The opening pos...

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by blockski
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26533

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

The biggest question is why is he saying this? There has to be a play, not just an F U to the out going guy, bc that guy is laughing all the way to the bank while Kirby still has a business to run. Is AA the biggest benefactor or DL? DL has seen the most growth in NY, not AA. The high yield custome...

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by blockski
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10500

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

Delta and Southwest should both get additional beyond-perimeter slots at DCA Airport. Delta could use an additional beyond-perimeter slot for nonstop service to Seattle. Southwest could use beyond-perimeter slots for nonstop service to San Antonio and San Diego, both of which currently lack nonstop...

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by blockski
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10500

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

We could back and forth on this topic, I always look at the practical side of things. I remember being at LGA and watching many Dash-8's coming and going and many were not full. Not only in my mind wasting a slot, but also slowing up the approaches and departures for many mainline planes. I would s...

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by blockski
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 33
Views: 3956

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

The article claims air travel will become more like Uber and AirBnB because neither of those entities actually own cars or apartments, they just analyze data and let others shoulder the cost of owning the asset. Airlines in the future will be those who shoulder the cost of assets, and Facebook, App...

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by blockski
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds
Replies: 14
Views: 3721

Re: Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds

https://twitter.com/ACFDPIO/status/745249818126258176
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Last year, there was a transformer fire in Arlington, VA - and the local fire department requested help from the MWAA fire department. I believe they ended up sending a truck from both IAD and DCA:

https://twitter.com/ACFDPIO/status/745249818126258176

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by blockski
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37381

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

This story is spiraling out of control in the media already, lots of people will get wrong information, essentially branding this a 3rd Muslim travel ban. World class journalism, zero fact checking. Perhaps the US Government should've thought of that first and actually answered the obvious question...

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by blockski
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37381

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

https://www.apnews.com/8cd639cf27584645a3d2db4af3c221ed/Most-electronics-being-banned-on-certain-US-bound-flights?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Politics WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight ...

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by blockski
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37381

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

CNN story: http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/20/news/companies/middle-east-airline-electronics-ban/index.html Airlines that fly from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa to the U.S. must require passengers to check in almost all electronic devices rather than carry them into the cabin, said a ...

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by blockski
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?
Replies: 56
Views: 3827

Re: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?

Except for the majority of airports which DO file on time. Massey, not sure where you're getting that from-- ...But prove me wrong and conduct your own random sample. I don't think, however, that a subset consisting of MOST of the airports, say, 75% in number the size of Omaha and smaller getting t...

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by blockski
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 31911

Re: Why not Circular runways

For 2 points of reference: (1) Alp D'Huez, one of the most famous climbing stages on the cycling calendar, has an incline of between 9-11%. That is between 4.5 - 6.3 degrees. (2) The bank angles at the Indy motor speed way are ~9deg. So this clueless clown is proposing we build runways with bank an...

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by blockski
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?
Replies: 56
Views: 3827

Re: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?

At an airport like IAD it wouldn't be surprising for F9 to have a CPE of $6 and EK to have a CPE of $42. This happens because there are a lot of international only fees and an airline may lease a large amount of space for a club. Yep. CPE is a metric calculated after the fact; it's like saying the ...

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by blockski
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68613

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Again I don't know what swamp I stepped into here, but UA will not receive the A350. Well, if they are not taking the A350 , not getting more 77Ws , not getting A330NEO but need 767 replacement , which is not 787 , then what? Getting A330CEOs? The A350 could easily be a simple deferral, not a cance...

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by blockski
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 140
Views: 17814

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

I've always thought it was interested that DEN doesn't have more TPAC/TATL flights on United. I realize Delta and United are very different airlines, but Delta makes AMS, CDG, and LHR work at SLC (not to mention the AMS with KL and DL on it). All of those examples involve JV partners for Delta; UA ...

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by blockski
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 17489

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

AS/QX did SJC-GEG for a short time. Supposedly the flight did well, so not sure why they pulled it. It's interesting that AS is still expanding SJC even with the VX merger and their SFO presence. Okay here is my two cents: BOS FLL DCA AUS ORD It won't be DCA because of the perimeter rule there. You...

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by blockski
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 17489

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

BoeingGuy wrote:
AS/QX did SJC-GEG for a short time. Supposedly the flight did well, so not sure why they pulled it.

It's interesting that AS is still expanding SJC even with the VX merger and their SFO presence.

Okay here is my two cents:

BOS
FLL
DCA
AUS
ORD


It won't be DCA because of the perimeter rule there.

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by blockski
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?
Replies: 78
Views: 9601

Re: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?

Of the 30 busiest US airports, without service to Asia (*not including the Middle East) CLT PHX MIA* MCO* PHL* LGA** FLL* BWI DCA** MDW** SLC TPA **DCA and LGA don't really count due to perimeter restrictions; MDW isn't appropriate for long-haul; all of those markets have Asian flights via other air...

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by blockski
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines from the US - Flight numbering
Replies: 23
Views: 2883

Re: Airlines from the US - Flight numbering

Last weekend I flew, in AA, on the route Huntsville (AL) - Chicago (IL) - London (UK). Flights were AA3677 (HSV-ORD) and AA46 (ORD-LHR). While checking that on FR24, i saw that AA3677 is also ORD-HSV, while AA46 is also MSP-ORD. Also, it happens that DL101 is EZE-ATL and ATL-LAX in different planes...

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by blockski
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 17457

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

UA pushed MWAA to cut costs, and they have. The expected CPE for 2017 is about $18, well below the $27 peak. United showed their commitment with a new lease. The new lease allows some revenue sharing with DCA, as per MWAA's original mandate to operate DCA and IAD as a complementary pair. But it's n...

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by blockski
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 17457

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

The conversation about IAD and ease of access misses the point about how the airport fits into the region and the national air system. It's not going to be the favored airport for locals, particularly for short trips. Metro in 2020 will help, but it's not a silver bullet. Frankly, that isn't why the...

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by blockski
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Airports holding the Detained in the light of recent events?
Replies: 23
Views: 5005

Re: How are Airports holding the Detained in the light of recent events?

British Citizens who have dual nationality from the countries on the list can still enter the United States due to their UK passport. I don;t know if that is true of any other country. It's not clear that this is true. The initial order was vague and confusing; the official guidance has made the co...

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by blockski
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 9283

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

777Jet : Kyrgyzstan and Russia aren't on Trump's list either. Besides, if someone has invented a way to detect potential terrorists, maybe they could share the info ? Mohammed Merah, who shot and killed seven people and wounded five, including children, was well known to French authorities, to the ...

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by blockski
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New executive order - implications at US airports
Replies: 46
Views: 4409

Re: New executive order - implications at US airports

I doubt a Green card holder, having under gone the long process, would be refused on return just because his/her country is now suddenly on a ban list. Green cards are not issued lightly. It appears you are wrong. The wording of the executive order applies to all 'aliens' from the specified countri...

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by blockski
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities
Replies: 140
Views: 22478

Re: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities

MWAA and UA have been making strides to decrease IAD's costs. The projected CPE for the 2017 budget is down under $19, which is substantially less than the $27 mark it hit a few years ago. MWAA has been able to control some costs, substantially increase non aviation revenue, and negotiate a new leas...

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by blockski
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has There Ever Been An Attempt To Place A Large Portion Of A Terminal Underground?
Replies: 33
Views: 7567

Re: Has There Ever Been An Attempt To Place A Large Portion Of A Terminal Underground?

Nobody's mentioned the underground security screening and Aerotrain station at IAD yet...

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by blockski
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Construction Program
Replies: 30
Views: 4954

Re: IAD Construction Program

The Z gates were pitched to B6 already but with them having the A321 and IAD being a diversion city, Z won't work since they stick out too far so they stayed at B66/70. WN was also pitched the gates but were unable to meet their MX and provisioning storage needs at Z so they stayed at B50/62/64. As...

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by blockski
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Construction Program
Replies: 30
Views: 4954

Re: IAD Construction Program

Great to see some development at IAD ! 1) Additional A380 gate would likely be at B45/47 if this is for impending LH service since those gates are connected to the LH lounge and currently serve the 748, therefore they already meet the Code F requirements, and all they'd need to do is elevate one of...

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by blockski
Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK
Replies: 42
Views: 6449

Re: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK

Interesting there were no replies to this since it completely sinks the whole argument against B6/EK. Does it? No US-based carrier flies to ADD; therefore the actual flight to ADD will, by definition, be on a foreign carrier. That was not the case for IAD-DXB, where the B6/EK codeshare undercut the...

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by blockski
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK
Replies: 42
Views: 6449

Re: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK

UA and OS are in the A++ JV with UA, AC and LH group. Also, if OS for some reason drops VIE-IAD, UA can come in almost immediately to fill the void with their own aircraft. B6 can't do that to DXB or MXP. Is UA in a JV with Ethiopian? Because IAD-ADD is GSA awarded to UA on UA flight 7174 operated ...

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by blockski
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: With Global Warming Will Airports Bordering Or Low To The Sea Flood?
Replies: 84
Views: 3667

Re: With Global Warming Will Airports Bordering Or Low To The Sea Flood?

The National Climate Assessment identified these major US airports with runways within 12 feet of sea level elevation: Ft. Lauderdale Int'l (FLL) Honolulu International (HNL) John F. Kennedy Int'l (JFK) LaGuardia (LGA) Miami Int'l (MIA) New Orleans Louis Armstrong Int'l (MSY) Newark Liberty Int'l (E...

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