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by EarlyLateORD
Sat May 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

Flew out of ROA today. No Dash-8's to be seen. Busy weekend with the VA Tech graduation.

Hope ROA lands DTW/DFW service

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu May 10, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4003

Re: WN finally lands at DFW

I thought WN served DFW briefly in the mid 2000's. AA got several gates at DAL during this period.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed May 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6362

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

I don't think this list includes several airlines. I believe India and Brazil have higher rates than 1%

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed May 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18271

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA has tried, and tried and tried to make money in Asia outside of Japan and the yields just aren't there. Meanwhile they are printing money on their flights to Argentina/Chile...

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777

American does still have a few with MCE as 3-3-3. I was on one monday MXP-JFk

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Those screaming infants and babies on planes
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Those screaming infants and babies on planes

My wife, son and I have flown overseas twice together as a family. He is under 2. We always buy him a seat, i think its a huge help. Personally, its an added cost, but greatly improves the child's comfort

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 15424

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

Note: Guyana shares many of the same natural resources that Venezuela has...with Venezuela's issues...Guyana is an attractive investment

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24558

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I could see SCL as well

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 8926

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

The main issue at JFK is a lack of feed. PHL solves that. I am on MXP-JFK next month, curious what the load factor will be.

The AA terminal at JFK feels like a ghost town

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article with Robert Isom, AA President (good info)
Replies: 16
Views: 2702

Re: Article with Robert Isom, AA President (good info)

Everyone complains about the current 767 modifications in biz class, but they are really quite alright to fly in. They are generally used for second tier routes like MIA-MVD, and the attendants pass out portable media players. However in Economy, they need a pile of love! The experience flying econo...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9419

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. Or is it only this service? There was a quite a fascinating rumor-thread a few years back that brought up the idea of EK serving Buffalo as that would allow it to possibly hit the Hamilton area and far western subu...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds more flights to Argentina
Replies: 57
Views: 5761

Re: COPA adds more flights to Argentina

For the record, there is maybe one good Mexican restaurant in BsAs :) There just aren't strong cultural, economic or gastronomic ties. Ive always joked with my wife that if I ever wanted to move back to Argentina, the quick path to success would be to open a Mexican restaurant there that remotely re...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 13809

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

Its the perfect aircraft to service MSP-DSM/FSD/FAR/MCI/STL/MDW/GRR

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

July 8th, 2018 is the new last date for the Piedmont Dash 8-300's. Photograph them while you can!

For those of us that hate them (me) I am glad to see them retired :)

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

Here is detail on the Roanoke request: Roanoke, Virginia Request federal award of $750,000 combined with $1,1mil in local cash and in-kind contributions to serve as fee waiver, travel bank, marketing support and revenue guarantee to establish new air service links to major national hubs at DEN, DFW ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6520

Value of an all-weather hub

I've been curious this evening. I mostly fly on American Airlines and each winter/spring is a bit of Russian-roulette when it comes to successful travel. My flight to PHL is pre-emotively cancelled for tomorrow. It appears none of AA's hubs can manage a winter storm that drops more than 6 inches of ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 stats
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Your 2017 stats

https://my.flightmemory.com/Adam6464
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Total flights 2017, 121

Total Mileage, 94636

Airports 42

Airlines 14

Top Airports: MSP-ROA-CLT-ORD-DFW

Wide bodies:

1x 747 (DL)

4x 767 (Austrian, Icelandair, AA)

1x 777 (CX)

2x 787 (1-9, 1-8, both AA)

https://my.flightmemory.com/Adam6464

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 36
Views: 1650

Re: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline

AA
ORD-ROA
ORD-EZE
ORD-MXP


DL
MSP-ROA
MSP-GSO

BA MSP-LHR

KE MSP-ICN

LATAM ORD-LIM

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 55
Views: 2795

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Missing "Q" and "N" A: ABQ, ATL, AKL, ALB, AMM, AMS, ARI, ASU, ANF, ATH, AUH, AEP B: BOS BAH BKK BMI BOG BWI C: CLE, CLT, CVG, CAN, CDG, CHC, CHO, CJC, CMH, CPT, CWB, CNF, CPH, CUZ D: DEN DFW DTW DMM DOH DCA, DAL, DKR, DVL E: EWR, EVV, EZE F: FLL, FCA, FLG, FNT, FRA G: GEG, GIG, ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 12157

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

I didn't realize Nature Air flew Cessna's, my only flight with them was on a Twin Otter. Nice airline flying to some very remote places. My first time landing commercially in a field!

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9096

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

5th Freedom routes are a great way for EK to grow their network. Its probably our only chance of getting EK service at MSP. Would love to see MSP-FCO-DXB 3-4 times per week, perhaps dovetailed with DTW-FCO-DXB.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

AA is big in all these cities. Any chance they will get AA mainline at some point? Seems like an AA A319 ROA-CLT is probably the most likely candidate. The main reason I see CHO not having mainline again is due to no jetways. I can easily see one of the morning departures if not more, going to a ma...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

My interest began with my frequent trips to Roanoke as part of my job with the Virginia Museum of Transportation. We have a small aviation gallery, but its really a work in progress at the moment. btw, i noticed a "Heritage" Piedmont Dash 8 painted in Piedmont blue when i passed through Ro...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 10682

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

AF served MSP an A340 the past two summer seasons, it will shift to a 777-200 as well as DTW. SAA serves JFK with an A340-600, IAD was a former A340-600 destination, it went A330 due to lower demand. IAD-Dakar/Accra-JNB. SAA's A340's were meant for SWISS, but were never taken. SAS uses A340's from i...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

In CHO, DL is 5x ATL/CHO, not 4x, and as someone pointed out, 1 of those is mainline I was always curious why Frontier started flights into SHD (and bailed out quickly) rather than the larger CHO market At one point DL had announced nonstop CHO to MCO but never actually began the flights. Wouldn't ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

FYI, In the list of frequencies that are identified at the top of the thread, the frequencies can vary a lot by day. Wednesday and Saturday's seem to see a reduction of 1. Delta has offered 717 service to ROA, to CHO I am not certain Also, CHO has a wonderful viewing area if you find yourself flying...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

Thanks everyone for the replies. Yes, Roanoke would consider themselves SouthWest VA, CHO would consider themselves Central and LYh...well i don't know? We had a good thread recently on the Tidewater airports as well as RIC. I thought one on CHO/LYH/ROA would be informative. RIC, at least to me, is ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9322

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

The only 3 cities that could support a hub in the Southeast are CLT/ATL and RDU. CLT and ATL will excel for foreseeable future. UA will continue trying to serve the Southeast out of IAH and IAD and continue lagging behind AA and DL. CVG is surrounded by hubs, former hubs and potential hubs, there wa...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

As, Central Virginia is a region not covered often on A-net, I thought a new thread might be entertaining! I commute to the area twice weekly and have been able to use all three airports on multiple airlines on multiple routes. Here is a current analysis of the three, any expected changes or excitem...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19896

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Echo-ing some previous comments Hourly service on 787-9 JFK-LHR. Ability to do someday standby Dedicated branding and onboard product. Dedicated CBP lane at JFK T7 for JFK-LHR "Shuttle" pax. AA seems to have taken a similar route at ORD as they have consolidated all LHR flights onto the 78...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest or least expensive B747 route
Replies: 22
Views: 3161

Re: Shortest or least expensive B747 route

The best deal on a 747 I've seen lately is on KLM. ORD-AMS $476 roundtrip, Nov-Dec 2018

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400M Combi question/NWA
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

747-400M Combi question/NWA

In 2011 I rode on an Air China 747-400M "Combi" on a domestic Chinese run. The plane was comfortable and seemed to work well for Air China, though it has since been retired. It was weird to walk towards the rear of the aircraft and come to such large blank bulkhead. I have also booked on t...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 13174

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Thesis a truly odd thread. Having grown up in STL during the TWA era, AA at the time of merger needed all the gate space at ORD it could get. STL was to be a low cost deliver hub. Since that time AA has dehubbed STL to focus on ORD. In essence, the de-hubbing so many are discussing already occurred,...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?
Replies: 15
Views: 3470

Re: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?

The longest I've done is EWR-OSL on Continental, 3690 NM (7 hrs 35) and American Airlines ASU-MIA at 3844 NM (8hrs 10)

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80s?
Replies: 23
Views: 3745

Re: Status of AA's MD-80s?

Almost all of the ones left are former TWA birds delivered in the late 90s, a lot from 1999. But there are few from the 80s still flying: N70425 delivered in 1986 N424AA delivered in 1986 N426AA delivered in 1986 N501AA delivered in 1989 That's all I I got. You are right, here are the MD82/3's Ive ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2036

Re: Weirdest flights?

I have done the SCL-IPC flight, but regret not being able to go the rest of the way to PPT. The fuel charges in IPC are so high that LAN/LATAM carry enough fuel for both directions. Another weird one that is not often discussed is LAX to RAR, rode that in 2013 with my wife. Great little oddball flig...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5536

Re: Most-missed US Major

Which of the US Major airlines do you miss the most? US Airways comes to mind for me, as does Continental, and of course the ancient TW and PA. I personally enjoyed flying Continental. It was the first airline i had status on. Good crews, newer planes. Once the merger occurred it was clear that man...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28601

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

I recently had quite a lovely roundtrip flight on Interjet from DFF to MEX. The crew were welcoming and friendly. The seat pitch was incredibly generous, free chips and beer. My only gripe, and its not really a gripe, was that i booked the trip on the Superjet and it got swapped to a perfectly fine ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations
Replies: 26
Views: 7296

Re: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations

They also fly SCL-AKL

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 163517

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The 767-300ER's that are used by United are AA are worn out messes. The ex Continental 767-400ER's are nice. AA redid the biz cabin on their 767's but the coach area is still the same. I could honestly see a quick order for replacement. The last two UA 767 trips were horrid. Dirty planes, rude crew,...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 10837

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

The only reasonably sized city that may work is Sioux Falls from either Den or MDW. Delta fills up some very large planes at FSD/FAR. The area you describe was largely a DL/NW monopoly, i think DL would fight hard if Southwest were to start flying to gold mines like FSD/FAR/FCA etc.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO
Replies: 40
Views: 6128

Re: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO

Frequently when i see San Francisco-South America threads, I wonder if the posters are familiar with the Longitudinal orientation of North America/South America. Much of this confusion is due to the layout of the maps we saw as children in school. South America is very far east as compared to the Un...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12665

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

[/url] I'm glad to see that SCL and EZE have grown enough that they can both handle their own flights. Both have consistently had service but AC has tried a number of different service patterns over the years, including some creative stuff like running a triangle one direction 3 days and the other 4...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19008

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

I'm surprised that they aren't flying pax into ATL instead of DTW. It would have been less expensive and a lot more connection options. They could have made a couple runs. The 747 lives in detroit tho. And Atlanta may be having its own problems after it hits. Detroit makes perfect sense. It a regio...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 9241

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

This is what SY should have been doing all along rather than fly bloodbath routes like MSP-DEN. Prior to this announcement I had assumed SY would be smart enough to start flying MSP-CVG-CUN, MSP-IND-CUN, and on and on. This would offer some access to mid tier business destinations while picking up m...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 349
Views: 43990

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Within AA's various intl changes, i would love to see ORD-EZE return on AA. Demand has grown considerably over the past year.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 7960

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

As someone who has flown out of MSP about 60 times this year, i feel MSP really holds its own well. As far as additions, i think Lufthansa will happen one day, i would have preferred them to Condor. DL tried and didn't succeed with FCO. I personally would love something to far Western Europe, like M...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46252

Re: BA's Next US Destination

STL, while in and of itself deserving of TATL service, suffers largely due its proximity to other hubs. Having lived in the region off and on for 18 years. STL residents essentially fly 3 airlines, AA, DL & WN. UA largely only operates RJ's into STL. If you are flying overseas, it is just too ea...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2189

Re: Planes you have been with

Ill just list what i feel are the cooler ones, also the more interesting routes KLM MD-11 YUL-AMS (Retired) AF A388 CDG-JFK (2nd week of operation) SAA A340-600 Air China 747-Combi Air New Zealand 747-400ER (Retired) Icelandair 767 AA 757, Asuncion-Miami (discontinued) QR, AA, UA 787 LAN A340-300 (r...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 36
Views: 5864

Re: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau

Is it pretty much a foregone conclusion that UIN could get ORD again? IMO service to STL is pretty useless, because it's not even a 2 hour drive and because STL really isn't a hub city like ORD is. I think UIN, as well as CGI, IRK, OWB, MWA, and TBN, would be much better off flying to ORD than STL,...

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