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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I think the big thing we have to keep in mind is a lot of those seasonal routes literally just got started for the year in April. The question would be will IND-MYR numbers improve come May/June? Personally, I wouldn't want to go to PHL (F9), AUS (F9/G4), MYR (G4), or CHS (G4) in April. I'd book fo...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 31533

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Fex180 wrote:
Frontier really needs to release their holiday / winter schedule ASAP. Go on their social media pages and all you'll see are customers begging for a schedule extension. They'll really be shooting themselves in the foot if they don't extend their schedule very soon.


It was way worse last year

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by Midwestindy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Here are the LFs for April, you will notice a disparity between inbound and outbound LFs due to Spring Break DL IND-MCO 76.76%; MCO-IND 82.06% -Pax Grew by 40.4% DL IND-BOS 84.49%; BOS-IND 87.4% -Pax Grew 23.46% DL IND-JFK 68.83%; JFK-IND 68.3% -Pax Grew 70.71% DL IND-DTW 64.01%; DTW-IND 70.14% DL I...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 270
Views: 30092

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

...How is PHX doing now? Hasn’t AA also added some new routes there too? And, "watch this space" in terms of AA @ PHX and developments regarding same somewhat imminently... Welcome to the Forum JonNYC, I have seen you on other forums and on twitter, so hopefully you can provide the forum ...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

From the Earnings Call transcript: Operator Next, we will go to Helane Becker with Cowen and Company. Helane Becker Thanks very much operator. Hi guys. Thank you very much for taking the question. So I think you mentioned that, for an example, you were adding Indianapolis to Europe service. Is that...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Will DL ever bring back IND-DFW nonstop service? DL used to serve DFW nonstop from IND back when DL had a hub at DFW, and DL could bring back IND-DFW nonstop service if it is planning on adding nonstop service to non-DL hub destinations from IND. Doubtful, AA has that route locked up and are upguag...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

About 10, 15 years ago or so I remember IND to MCO and LAS being in the 1,000 range then it just kind of took a tumble as people started discovering other destinations and there were less choices for travel. In the case of IND-MCO, much of the pax came from the FWA and CVG areas. IND even ran ads i...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

From the Earnings Call transcript: Operator Next, we will go to Helane Becker with Cowen and Company. Helane Becker Thanks very much operator. Hi guys. Thank you very much for taking the question. So I think you mentioned that, for an example, you were adding Indianapolis to Europe service. Is that ...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

fsafsx wrote:
Delta has so much potential to grow in Indy. I personally want to see them turn Indy into a hub in the future. Indy needs Mexico City and Gdl flights as well as a flight to connect to South America. Some day Indy will have a San Paulo flight. Maybe on GOL connecting in Punta Cana.


Slow your roll

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by Midwestindy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 83
Views: 8066

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

I wouldn't be surprised if DL cuts or trims some routes to feed this flight, CVG-ORD can't be performing that well. I'm not sure the new add will have any impact on current flights out of ORD. DL's current offering on CVG-ORD is all CRJ with the new RDU-ORD being E-175. Though I will admit that it ...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 83
Views: 8066

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

I wouldn't be surprised if DL cuts or trims some routes to feed this flight, CVG-ORD can't be performing that well.

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by Midwestindy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived routes?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Shortest lived routes?

IND-CLE on DL

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by Midwestindy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Good news from Delta today https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/07/12/delta-paris-amsterdam-indianapolis-orlando-los-angeles/779355002/ As it does so, Delta is flying to those partner hubs from an increasing number of cities in the U.S. — including from many in the U.S. t...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 353
Views: 45462

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

"The aircraft also opens the door to new markets and routes that would have been unprofitable with JetBlue’s existing fleet."

Hmmmm

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 353
Views: 45462

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Hello IND!!!!

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HSV Announcement - 7/10
Replies: 36
Views: 4456

Re: HSV Announcement - 7/10

Normally I would say G4 and F9, but given NK's recent announcements I would go with them.

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 31533

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

RL757PVD wrote:
I assume we will see a schedule extension this week as its about to drop below 4 months out....


Likely either this week or next, last years big extension was July 18 I believe.

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I am surprised to see AA growth a lot higher than DL, even after DL is running the 767 daily. Isn’t that quite a lot of seats added to a market? Like IND? Those numbers haven’t been released yet. We only have Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr numbers so far. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk AA growth may outpace D...

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

fedex1 wrote:
So good solid numbers for IND? What’s the passenger growth this year over last year at this time?


Up 8.49%

YTD growth
AS: NA +53,219
AC: (+6.46%)
G4: (+47.75%)
AA: (+8.98%)
DL: (+6.66%)
F9: (+29.64%)
J1: (-5.72%)
WN: (+1.66%
UA: (-1.86%)

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by Midwestindy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I went through the Q1 numbers and I noticed some big increases in O&D PDEW from AA and DL in some markets (2017pax-2018pax percent increase in O&D) AA IND-PHX-(+33.6%) IND-MIA-(+9.2%) IND-DFW-(+20.8%) IND-DCA-(+27.4%) IND-ORD-(+16.9%) IND-CLT-(+9.4%) IND-LGA/JFK-(+23.0%) IND-BOS-(+46.2%) IND...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are driving some routes ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3169

Re: What are driving some routes ?

Cargo:
GE Aviation cargo for Airbus IND/CVG-CDG

Passengers:
IND-SFO--Salesforce
DCA-State Capitals--Government/lobbyists
CVG-XNA--P&G+Walmart(route is ending)

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by Midwestindy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes, I guess I'm just too pessimistic. Is there any way to separate AA and DL in the numbers for Republic, I think AA does worse. Full year data would be the best, right? Maybe I'll try putting together rolling numbers. Not with the data publicly available, although AA tends to use the E175 and DL ...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

"Possibly" double daily to SLC but mainline to LGA is a stretch as that route averaged only 57.4% load factor in Q1 (AA and DL yes for that number, but definitely overserved). SLC has to digest its upgrade to year-round mainline first, but I could see a seasonal second daily DL flight on ...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Will Delta ever move to double daily SLC or add mainline to LGA or BOS? I could “see” perhaps one frequency daily upgraded to mainline on LGA, not sure about BOS- it seems adequate with connection sized planes. LGA will probably happen within the next 1-2 years thanks to the Series, WN leaving the ...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44518

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

First CS100 is Oct 31. Then 4 on property by dec 31. About 14 on property by summer 2019.

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by Midwestindy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I will ask this same question here. . . CMH has cargo opportunities correct? If that is so, why would Delta ( presumably ) flew a 757 as mentioned in the “rest of Ohio” thread to CMH-CDG / AMS instead of a 767 like they did IND? Ind just like CMH is a unproven, thin route. Aren’t the airports / cit...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44518

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

I've heard rumors of C-Series on LGA-BNA understand it is only 764 miles however the plane could then go on BNA-LAX which is around 1750 miles. Not saying it will be the first route or even first few but I think it is on the radar to get some mainline to BNA from New York. Obviously LGA-DFW and JFK...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6670

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

UWPAviation wrote:
Miami wrote:
MKE? Lol. Thanks for the laugh!


Its not unrealistic.


Yes, yes it is....

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 95457

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wonder if you could filter the PDEW numbers just for LAX itself and not just the entire LA/SoCal region. If that were possible I imagine those numbers would dip lower. I know of people who could take the PIT-LAX nonstop but instead do PIT-MDW/LAS-SNA because SNA is a much better experience than L...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39596

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I think this thread has run its course for now, once there is more credible evidence this will become a better discussion, but right now there isn't much to discuss and as a result this thread has gone off the deep end.

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?
Replies: 55
Views: 6671

Re: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?

Themotionman wrote:
Quick question - How do Delta choose whether to fly a route to CDG or AMS. Take IND, PIT and a potential CMH for example.


IND-CDG was CDG because of cargo, without the cargo piece it would have been IND-AMS

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?
Replies: 55
Views: 6671

Re: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
With the lack of slots at AMS, what about AUS-CDG on the 767? As for East Coast to BOM, I'd be surprised if it wasn't on the B77L if from JFK. If it's from ATL, I could see it on the A359.


I heard DL wants to grow AMS since they have a lot of dots connecting to CDG.

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?
Replies: 55
Views: 6671

Re: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?

Whatever the destination is, it probably won't be in Summer 2019. The reality is that that DL is only adding two widebodies in 2019 (A359s) and they will be allocated (either directly or indirectly) to East Coast-Mumbai. In addition, we'll be seeing at least 2 (maybe more) 763ERs retired between th...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44518

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

ilovelamp wrote:
cessna2 wrote:
Looks like its been confirmed that LAX will be the 2nd CS100 base. The LAX 717 base will be closing in the next 18-24 months.


Announced today internally...Initial C Series pilot bases are NYC and SLC.


Average stage length of 1200 miles as well

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by Midwestindy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?
Replies: 55
Views: 6671

Re: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?

These are what I consider tangible possibilities, but there are probably others I'm not thinking of
CMH-AMS
AUS-AMS
TPA-AMS
LAS-AMS or CDG (wouldn't be on the 767 probably)

I heard that DL was considering SJC-Europe last year but it hasn't amounted to anything, and probably won't

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39596

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

you forecast DL at AUS as having... 250-350-MILE-LONG flights or 250-250 QUANTITY of DAILY flights Just want to be sure I'm reading your prediction correctly. there is virtually ZERO chance of the latter But DL NEEDS another hub desperately, they only have the highest net profit out of every airlin...

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39596

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

AUS doesn't currently have the infrastructure for a hub operation, but they have plenty of space to develop it. The airport is well laid out for a future hub operation, they could add a third runway next to the current 12,000 ft one with little to no property acquisition and build several new 30+ g...

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39596

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Congrats to AUS, if there's actually anything to this 7 page long thread with no comment/confirmation from DL... I suspect focus city or not (does the title really even matter?) AUS will see growth from DL and others in the coming years. I hope most is DL, but that remains to be seen. Considering t...

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39596

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

And your statement is so difinitive. AUS is similar in size to CLT and has 10-15 million less travellers. You really think that in the future (we didn't specify a time frame which I will get to in a second) that this country won't be able to support another 15 million connecting passengers? By that...

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39596

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

And your statement is so difinitive. AUS is similar in size to CLT and has 10-15 million less travellers. You really think that in the future (we didn't specify a time frame which I will get to in a second) that this country won't be able to support another 15 million connecting passengers? By that...

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Thanks for the info- great that there are connections off of 501! I don't see the challenge for those people, they just follow the signs and go to the ticket counters/kiosks/TSA. if someone has an issue, I'll bet that there's a DL rep in the Customs area. So the signage as you exit right now largel...

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by Midwestindy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

AA is really ramping up this fall: IND-ORD is getting the B738 in October and as I mentioned earlier, they are going down to 1 daily 50 seater the 737 is already flying IND-ORD, flight 1484 departs IND 402pm. Looks like it started on 7 June. Great to see! Yeah it actually started in late February, ...

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10571

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

UA recently started CMI in the last couple of years. This was an AA exclusive route for a long time so I guess this is a minor victory for AA. UA just started CMI at the beginning of June in 2017. It would be quite the surprise for them to remove it completely after just over a year since they have...

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Will WN cuts hurt overall IND passenger numbers/growth or will AA/DL/UA/G4/F9/B6 pick up the slack? Not this year until maybe December. AA is really ramping up this fall: IND-PHL is going all E175 from Late August to end of October IND-DFW is all B738 from Late August to end of October IND-CLT main...

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6670

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

GSPSPOT wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:

Seriously? Drive THROUGH Chicago? Plus all the tolls? No thanks.


It was hyperbole

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm not talking about eyeballing by seat maps, I'm talking actual loads. Interesting then, I wonder why there is such a drastic switch. Welcome to the forum by the way! Thanks! I used to be around ages ago under a different name during the ATA years, but apparently accounts expire if you don't log ...

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I think it is interesting that IND-CDG loads are about to fall off a cliff (a very big cliff), but at the same time CDG-IND loads are about to board a rocket to the moon. Many days through July look to see less than 50% IND-CDG (some could be downgauged to a CRJ and still have empty seats). On the ...

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1308
Views: 79469

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I think it is interesting that IND-CDG loads are about to fall off a cliff (a very big cliff), but at the same time CDG-IND loads are about to board a rocket to the moon. Many days through July look to see less than 50% IND-CDG (some could be downgauged to a CRJ and still have empty seats). On the ...

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by Midwestindy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6670

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

Haha, I don't believe you. ORD is not as bad as you are making it out to be, ORD is almost always a 15-25 minute drive to Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, or Arlington Heights and 20-35 minutes to some of the other major northern suburbs. . I've lived in Barrington 21 years, when the traffic is good yes ...

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