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by Wednesdayite
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?

Stunned.

How did Patrickz80 completely miss that joke?

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 81
Views: 1488

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

mine was on a BA320-100 BRU-LHR. was going for a job interview and the company booked it for me in C back in 1996. was 21 at the time, most people get their flirt flight much earlier these days! I was thinking the same. My daughter is only 6 but has flown many times including numerous trans-Atlanti...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

First 737 was my third trip by plane in 1988.

LGW-MAD on Britannia.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

First 737 was my third trip by plane in 1988.

LGW-MAD on Britannia.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 81
Views: 1488

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

Dan Air 727.

MAN-LGW-ATH

School trip to Greece in 1986.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 72
Views: 2189

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

Vast, vast majority of my flights have been non-stop. Even single connections are few and far between.

Only made two stops a couple of times - and one of those trips only involved a second connecting airport due to a bus trip.

LHR-SVO-BOM-SIN

CAY-ORY-(bus)-CDG-LHR

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near country borders
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: Airports near country borders

Not quite as close as some of those mentioned above, but: Mayaa-Maya (Brazzaville) is about 2 miles from the river border between the two Congos. The end of the runway at N'Djamena International is less than half a mile from the river border between Chad and Cameroon. Foz do Iguacu airport (Brazil) ...

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near country borders
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: Airports near country borders

Gibraltar

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frontier...what's it like?
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Frontier...what's it like?

Flew Frontier in April. DEN-SNA round trip. Even including the extra cost of "the works" package, the flights were considerably cheaper than those offered by United. The works package gave us carry on bags, checked luggage, and seats at the front of the plane with extra legroom. The only d...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11075

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) serves a number of metropolitan boroughs including the City of Leeds and the City of Bradford. Leeds and Bradford are both in the same metro area (conurbation) though. This thread is about airports serving more than one conurbation. I've always thought a large airport n...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11075

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

East Midlands serves both the Nottingham and Leicester conurbations/metro areas. And grabs a large chunk of the Sheffield market too.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 747 Registrations
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: NW 747 Registrations

Intriguing post, and I hope you find the reg numbers, mikedelta720. Love to know how to access ACARS to find the reg number for some of my own NW 742/744 flights, including my first one, NW45 LGW-MSP on 12 February 1989. Does ACARS go that far back? FAA has all that information for at least domesti...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 170
Views: 24635

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

With Denver having its busiest first six months in its history. A large amount of domestic and international flights starting between now and next summer, concourse expansion starting soon. What seems like the next thing for Denver, a new flight to Asia or even more European flights. I receive emai...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2634

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Frankfurt
Moscow
Toronto
Baltimore

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 44
Views: 9609

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

Very recently back from a DEN-LHR return. Miserable conditions in Economy. Ancient 744's. Horribly uncomfortable seats and the seat pitch was the worst I've ever experienced. And check in at Denver was incredibly slow. I honestly thought they were on a 1970's style work to rule in support of their s...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2938

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

DEN

Two potential star alliance destinations stand out:

Lisbon - would love easier connections to Iberia
Istanbul - could latch onto all those Turkish routes to the ME

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single digit flight numbers question
Replies: 16
Views: 2959

Re: Single digit flight numbers question

BA007 is now LHR to HND.

But unless I dreamt this... I'm pretty sure that BA used to have a greater sense of humor and that they sent 007 to Moscow every day.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3420

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

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Quoted stats for DEN, but just seen they were already listed.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 5353

Re: Your longest flight

My longest:

Air France.
Buenos Aires (EZE) - Paris (CDG)
B-777
I believe that is 6,905 miles (6,001 NM)

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The British Airways Strike Affect My Flight?
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Will The British Airways Strike Affect My Flight?

Just flights to/from Heathrow involving MIXED FLEET crews. BA Mixed Fleet Short-Haul Destinations : Aberdeen Barcelona Basel Belfast Biarritz Bilbao Billund Bologna Budapest Chania Copenhagen – From July 2017 Dublin – From May 2017 Dusseldorf Gibraltar Gothenburg Hamburg Hanover Helsinki Kalamata Ke...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Looking for LGW regs from from 1987 & 88
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Looking for LGW regs from from 1987 & 88

Try http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk then check their archive movements. They're not complete so it might be a long shot but worth checking. Wow. That is a GREAT resource. Thank you so much for sharing. I've spent the last few hours finding missing registrations from flights I took years ago. Info that I N...

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 13050

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

First and only airport ever to serve the UK's 5th largest city and 9th largest metro area. That's actually not true, there's Doncaster-Sheffield airport. A former military airport that has now been turned into a civilian airport. A bit further from Sheffield and closer to Doncaster than to Sheffiel...

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 13050

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

Sheffield City. Opened in '97. Closed less than a decade later. First and only airport ever to serve the UK's 5th largest city and 9th largest metro area. Worked fine as a feeder airport sending commuter jets to hubs in London, Amsterdam etc. KLM in particular seemed to delight in how the route exce...

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 2492

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

NZ002
777-3
LAX-LHR

About 20 miles to the east.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 110
Views: 7085

Re: What's The Most

None are overly obscure, but I never expected to visit Paramaribo, Cayenne, or Medellin.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 2492

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

Now:

DL4784
SEA-DEN
ERJ-175
N247SY

Right overhead.
17,900 ft

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 2492

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

UA242
SFO-BOS
777-2
N781UA


I can see it through the big panoramic window on the NW side of my house in Fort Collins, CO.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat May 27, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asking for Full Can of Soda
Replies: 25
Views: 2268

Re: Asking for Full Can of Soda

Both flights this week (DEN-SEA on UA and the return leg on AS) saw both airlines cheap out and not give full cans. Both airlines cited the same reason - the flights were full and they needed to be sure they had enough for everyone.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat May 27, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS
Replies: 30
Views: 1247

Re: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS

Pulp. Upstairs at the Hallamshire Hotel. 1991.

Jarvis dressed in a home made tin foil space suit.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu May 25, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest concentration of commercial airports
Replies: 18
Views: 576

Re: Greatest concentration of commercial airports

Within 70 miles of Manchester:

Manchester
Liverpool
Leeds/Bradford
Doncaster
East Midlands
Birmingham

And until flights ended 2 months ago: Blackpool.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed May 24, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4152

Re: Proximity of major airports

This thread is looking at the world's 50 major airports, so places like Oakland or Fort Lauderdale, Portland or San Jose are not part of the consideration. But haven't you already listed the closest pairings from the top 50 major airports in the opening post? If so, where do you expect this thread ...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat May 20, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: world shortest jetroutes
Replies: 29
Views: 2359

Re: world shortest jetroutes

Shortest flight I've made was just under 40 miles from Gibraltar to Tangier on a BA 737. Think Royal Air Maroc flies the route these days.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed May 17, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Major Airport in the US
Replies: 33
Views: 1651

Re: Best Major Airport in the US

DEN is my home airport, so I've never connected there but having flown to/from and connected in dozens of other U.S. airports there's no comparison.

If I had to pick a #2... I've only ever connected at DTW, but I've always found it a pleasant, problem free airport.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed May 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs
Replies: 51
Views: 5087

Re: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs

To answer the second question in the OP, it would be nice if Sheffield (city 550,000; metro 1,000,000) even had an airport.

And no, I refuse to count DSA.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 29609

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

All this crap, yet European security still doesn't make everyone take off their shoes unless has a large heel or boot... Nor does the TSA. I recently took six domestic flights in the USA and only had to take my shoes off once. * shrug * You are either a child, a senior, or had access to TSA-Pre lan...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 63
Views: 3233

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

There's clearly a historical reason why the major Canadian airports have a code that starts with a Y. And I'm sure someone will explain. But the rest of the letters often make no (obvious) sense either.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5633

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

More reason to only fly non US frames to the US. Being on a jet with someone toting a gun does not make me feel safer. I am presuming that these Marshals can only fly on US registered planes. Mind you I hope the others are a damn sight more professional than this one! No. There's no restriction tha...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 8826

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

Although Cheyenne is one better than Fort Collins, CO which currently has NO scheduled services. Previously it was served exclusively by Allegiant until 2012 and then more recently by Elite.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 8826

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

Only Great Lakes operates scheduled services out of Cheyenne, WY.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 184
Views: 9714

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

New member here. Seems a good thread for my first post: Feb DEN-FLL United 737-9 Mar FLL-DEN United 737-9 Apr DEN-SNA Frontier 320 Apr SNA-DEN Frontier 320 May DEN-SEA Alaska 737-9 May SEA-DEN Alaska 737-9 July DEN-LHR BA 747-4 July LHR-DEN BA 747-4 Sep DEN-SLC Delta 717 Sep SLC-DEN Delta 717 Never...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?
Replies: 59
Views: 3231

Re: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?

That is true, but flying out of DEN my options are more limited. No VS or CX. The lovely people at BA charge a big premium to book a x-x-2 seat at the back of their 747. United have 767's with a connection in Chicago but mainly 777's out of the other hubs.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Collecting miles in Y class for a leisure traveller, worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Collecting miles in Y class for a leisure traveller, worth it?

You can look for a credit card that gives you points which can be converted into airline miles. That would enable you to accumulate miles faster If you are fortunate to be in a position where you are able (and disciplined enough) to pay off the balance every month, this is great advice. I put EVERY...

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13466

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

DEN serves 20 mountain and rural communities with EAS subsidised routes. Some of those have more than 1 flight a day. Some of the more populated destinations (Cody, WY etc.) get United Express. Others get a PC12 etc with carriers like Boutique Air. You can pick up a ticket from DEN to the San Luis V...

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More list making: Your longest segment on each type
Replies: 25
Views: 1813

Re: More list making: Your longest segment on each type

A318 DEN-SAN 853 (Frontier) A319 DEN-DTW 1,121 (NWA) A320 DEN-LGA 1,619 (United) A321 DEN-PHL 1,569 (U.S.) A330 AMS-BOM 4,267 (NWA) A340 CDG-BOG 5,378 (AF) B727 LGW-ATH 1,476 (DAN) B737 MAN-RHO 1,870 (Britannia) B747 CDG-GIG 5,713 (AF) B757 TPA-DEN 1,507 (United) B767 MAN-ATL 4,490 (Delta) B777 EZE-...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7940

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Buffalo is smaller too.

Everybody seems to ignore the Bills.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting A318 in California?
Replies: 17
Views: 3220

Re: Spotting A318 in California?

My one and only flight on a 318 was 4 years ago, just a few months before Frontier scrapped all its 318's.

N318FR. Stu the Rabbit.

Frustratingly for this thread..... The flight was from DEN-SAN.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Winter Schedules
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Winter Schedules

Just did a quick search on AA.com based on a mid Dec 2017 flight from SYD to ORD, and a return to SYD in early January 2018.

Flights are up on the site and available to be booked.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.
Replies: 74
Views: 6313

Re: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.

caverunner17 wrote:
DEN-PEK (CA), DEN-ME3, DEN-CDG or AMS (AF/KL)


All would be good.

But from a selfish point of view: DEN-MAN (ideally UA) would save me some significant time and hassle.

Obviously never going to happen, but I'd even take TK using MAN as a stop between DEN and IST.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 14105

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

DEN

58,266,515 million passengers in 2016 (up 7.9% on 2015).

Much of the increase is being attributed to people visiting Denver, rather than simply connecting. Either way, good news.

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