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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maps of Airports
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Maps of Airports

You should probably allow access for everyone to view

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1206
Views: 135451

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Robert1010 wrote:
SgtBarone wrote:
Allegiant just extended their schedule. Looks like seasonal service to Destin/Fort Walton Beach is resuming on May 18. As expected, the only destination not returning is Phoenix/Mesa.

Any idea when this route runs till?


So far it looks like VPS-CLE will run May 18-Aug 13th...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

I was searching online and it appears that WN has increased IND-FLL to 3x daily for Spring Break, I guess this must have been added fairly recently So giving a quick rundown of what IND-Florida is looking like next spring break (March 24th) IND-MCO/SFB (DL, G4, F9, WN) 1619 one-way seats IND-RSW/PGD...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Allegiant's schedules have been extended to Aug. 2018. They did promise us new route announcements before the end of the year. I am assuming they're going to add those into the existing schedule later on. They haven't released anything network wide to my knowledge. Although no new routes for now th...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 453
Views: 46267

Re: DL Future Expansion

So naive question: DL is adding or recently added TATL service from all these new airports (IND, MCO, PIT, potentially AUS, etc). What routes were these pax taking previously? Obviously it was IND/PIT/MCO- HUB -Europe. So theoretically, HUB above has lost some pax that were flying the HUB-Europe le...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 494
Views: 55375

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

The rivalry really is amusing because no one outside of either city cares at all about them. WN has a pretty significant investment in Lambert Terminal 2. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon. The funnier thing is that basically nothing will change from WN moving forward, to spite what some peop...

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by Midwestindy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Aircraft Expansion
Replies: 22
Views: 3753

Re: F9 Aircraft Expansion

With F9 placing a fairly large-sized order with Airbus for the A320 family, where else can we see expansion besides the three DEN destinations? They have begun their expansions this fall in mid-market cities like AUS, MSY, BNA, ONT, and RDU. Maybe another shot at Florida? I don't think we have yet ...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 453
Views: 46267

Re: DL Future Expansion

How do IND and AUS fit when the overwhelming majority of destinations are hubs/focus cities? If you consider RDU a focus city, the only true point-to-point flying out of IND (much as it is with CMH) is MCO/RSW/MIA and AUS doesn't even have any point-to-point. Also, adding onto what I mentioned earl...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 453
Views: 46267

Re: DL Future Expansion

From where are you hearing this? Chatter amongst one of my friends who works for Delta at MCO. I don't see any way for DL to make money flying to MCO from MSY with a regional jet - F9 is daily, NK goes twice daily in the winter, and WN is 3-4 daily, plus G4 flies to SFB. Unless it's purely for mile...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 453
Views: 46267

Re: DL Future Expansion

How do IND and AUS fit when the overwhelming majority of destinations are hubs/focus cities? If you consider RDU a focus city, the only true point-to-point flying out of IND (much as it is with CMH) is MCO/RSW/MIA and AUS doesn't even have any point-to-point. I believe the thinking is that more wil...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 453
Views: 46267

Re: DL Future Expansion

It’s November 17th and we still haven’t heard anything about the rumored new DL flights to be added this fall. Last correspondance I had, the person told me this: "Focus cities are underserved cities, that have maybe 5-10 RJ flts to our hubs. We then remove much of the RJs, and add approx 20 p...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 194
Views: 21420

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I agree they get out of hand...I musta missed the big sell/snow jobs in this thread by proponents of some or all these cited cities...I seem to see a lot of chiming in for anything and everything from AUS, BNA, and RDU fans in these thread types though, and oh yeah, I did at least see a suggestion ...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 453
Views: 46267

Re: DL Future Expansion

It’s November 17th and we still haven’t heard anything about the rumored new DL flights to be added this fall. Last correspondance I had, the person told me this: "Focus cities are underserved cities, that have maybe 5-10 RJ flts to our hubs. We then remove much of the RJs, and add approx 20 p...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 194
Views: 21420

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Is it me or are the VW to XYZ threads getting out of hand? Sorry CLE, CMH, CVG, IND, MCI, MKE, STL, and now DSM: You are not Chicago and Detroit! Sure, you may be more pro-business, but 10M O&D in Chicago is tough to beat. And MKE, sorry, Will county will go to ORD over MKE. Hell, there are bus...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 453
Views: 46267

Re: DL Future Expansion

Midwestindy posted this interesting bit of info in the DL add IND-CDG thread. He got it from another forum. Speaking about Delta: "This is a result of Network turning their efforts to "focus" cities. These are cities that are underserved and are not a hub for competitors. The model f...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 1871
Views: 161014

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

DL SEA-CVG-96.58% CVG-SEA-92.11% DL better keep CVG-SEA year round this winter, loads on that route are quite good. Looks like the 737-900er stays on CVG-SEA into the fall next year, it would be pretty cool if they kept the 737 on the route full time instead of the A319. XNA though, the CR7 is cert...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 1871
Views: 161014

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Checked out LFs from CVG DL SEA-CVG-96.58%, CVG-SEA-92.11% XNA-CVG-29.15%, CVG-XNA-31.7% BNA-CVG-33.97% , CVG-BNA-55.36% MEM-CVG-28.75% , CVG-MEM-45.95% CLT-CVG-50.78%, CVG-CLT-66.36% CVG-MKE-56.1%, MKE-CVG-64.24% CVG-BWI-77.47%, BWI-CVG-69.26% BDL-CVG-58.94%, CVG-BDL-77.5% CVG-STL-55.67%, STL-CVG-5...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

August numbers came out at 11 AS IND-SEA-84.52% SEA-IND-90.66% WN IND-SAN-75.78%, SAN-IND-80.66% DL IND-SLC-87.96%, SLC-IND-89.51% G4 IND-AUS-87.65%, AUS-IND-82.83% Great LFs across the board WN IND-DCA-65.7%, DCA-IND-76.53% DL IND-MCO-72.59%, MCO-IND-82.05% G4 VPS-IND-89.69%, IND-VPS-66.67% UA SFO-...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

The daily IND-MCO flight is going mainline starting March 2nd! Pretty big move for a p2p route! Boeing 717-200, running all the way through October 8th (last day DL has bookable on their website)... Just looked at the Indy Wikipedia site and more mainline for DL at IND, this time a b717 on the IND-...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7459

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

I am surprised they announced so early. I'm assuming they were trying to preempt someone else from starting it. My guess is Spirit Airlines. NK dropped LAX, but still fly LAS and BWI. But I think PIT will be a good new city-pair. Just my 2 cents, but I think PIT probably tried to push the announcem...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I say IND-RSW because during Q1 IND-RSW, in terms of PDEW, is a larger market than IND-TPA and IND-MIA+FLL Yes, they could easily run all of those flights, but you know how DL feels about ATL and I doubt they want to many flights out of IND overflying their baby.... I looked at this coming spring a...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 1871
Views: 161014

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Cvgspotter15 wrote:
So apparently a “new airline” is operating two charter flights on Saturday at CVG for some test and then announcing service on a small schedule. I heard this from some spotters and I’m not sure if this is valid. Thoughts?


Would the announcement be Saturday, or on a different day?

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes with the most frequencies...?
Replies: 17
Views: 1440

Re: Routes with the most frequencies...?

XAM2175 wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_passenger_air_routes#By_aircraft_movements


Surprised NYC-BOS isn't on the list...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 1871
Views: 161014

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Cvgspotter15 wrote:
So apparently a “new airline” is operating two charter flights on Saturday at CVG for some test and then announcing service on a small schedule. I heard this from some spotters and I’m not sure if this is valid. Thoughts?


SY?

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Time for this flight to either go 2x daily or upgauged to a 717. :checkmark: I'd actually like to see more growth in the IND-Florida market IND-Florida was at 91.9% LF in March, so it is definitely possible that we could see more service to FL Spirit: FLL, MCO, TPA, and RSW Sun Country: RSW, PBI, T...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7459

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

Congratulations to PIT, I know many were pushing for this to happen!

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71119

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I don't know why you would base which destination is bigger based on how many pax the airport carries? Using that logic Atlanta is the largest destination in the US..... There's a rather straightforward reason: it's quite simply because that's how most aviation bilaterals view it. Or view ed , cons...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

DL MCO-IND-89.5% Time for this flight to either go 2x daily or upgauged to a 717. :checkmark: I'd actually like to see more growth in the IND-Florida market IND-Florida was at 91.9% LF in March, so it is definitely possible that we could see more service to FL Spirit: FLL, MCO, TPA, and RSW Sun Cou...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often are airlines operating flights with small load factors?
Replies: 34
Views: 4973

Re: Small Load Factor

I flew Southwest last week, BNA-BWI. Flight was on a 737-700 with 143 seats. There were 37 passengers onboard, same is saying about 27% load. About 5 years ago, on a United SFO-ANC, 757-200, we were a maximum of 30 pax on the plane. I'm curious to know how often do major carriers do flights with th...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 865
Views: 71119

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I always see people throw around legacy carrier with little explanation as to what and who that exactly means and is. In terms of the USA, there's no actually question as to what that means: the "legacy" being referred to is the possession of interstate operational authority granted prior...

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by Midwestindy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1206
Views: 135451

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

I didn’t realize how few flights CLE had to MCO compared to other airports in the region. For example, next March during spring break (ignoring Saturday peak day flights), CLE has just 3 daily flights to MCO, one each on United, Frontier, and Spirit. By comparison: PIT has 6 daily; 4 on Southwest, ...

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by Midwestindy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 494
Views: 55375

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

I don't think SWA will add any more from STL given they will probably move to KCI. St Louis airport is now the worst major airport so no sense in seeing SWA staying. That's not how aviation works my friend. Using that logic airlines would never fly to airports like LGA, ORD, EWR, e.t.c but they sti...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 1871
Views: 161014

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

AS/VX usually share a gate with AA (at least they do at IND), so an AS flight shouldn’t take up a gate

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by Midwestindy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

[twoid][/twoid] Bands of America ... but someting always going on in Indy ... Thanks I must have missed that, but there always seems to be some sort of large event in Indy every weekend, so I just assumed there must be something. The daily IND-MCO flight is going mainline starting March 2nd! Pretty ...

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by Midwestindy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

The daily IND-MCO flight is going mainline starting March 2nd! Pretty big move for a p2p route!

Boeing 717-200, running all the way through October 8th (last day DL has bookable on their website)...

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Anything happening in IND this weekend?
I'm looking at flights out of IND on Sunday, and prices are extremely high with many sold out flights (VX IND-SFO sold out, AS IND-SEA sold out, WN IND-LAX sold out, e.t.c)

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA next routes?
Replies: 40
Views: 3707

Re: BA next routes?

STL

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by Midwestindy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12850

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

How many people are actually using those connections though... https://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_SelectFields.asp Looking at this data for Q2 of 2017 DCA-CVG-DEN-5.11 connecting pax per day ORD-CVG-XNA-0.55 connecting pax per day LAS-CVG-PHL-1.33 connecting pax per day STL-CVG-PHL-1.88 connecting pa...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12850

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

Since DL spread out the banks for more O&D traffic a few years ago, they tried to get rid of 6 gates, but the airport would not let them. Now that A is out of gates and DL is still using a peak of 22 gates, the airport is now trying to renegotiate, most likely on DL's terms. It is probably adva...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Working on a few spreadsheets, feel free to take a peek: Combining data from the O&D survey to see how yield and avg fare compare at IND to other mid-sized airports https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14jctofQ8wZmcIkWpNPnQPqW6vU-BZ6YtMrIar8oXzZs/edit#gid=1941088381 Dang the yields out of AUS...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Working on a few spreadsheets, feel free to take a peek: Combining data from the O&D survey to see how yield and avg fare compare at IND to other mid-sized airports https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14jctofQ8wZmcIkWpNPnQPqW6vU-BZ6YtMrIar8oXzZs/edit#gid=1941088381 Spreadsheet for departure ...

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by Midwestindy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58363

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Working on a few spreadsheets, feel free to take a peek: Combining data from the O&D survey to see how yield and avg fare compare at IND to other mid-sized airports https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14jctofQ8wZmcIkWpNPnQPqW6vU-BZ6YtMrIar8oXzZs/edit#gid=1941088381 Spreadsheet for departure f...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Adds CMH-MCO/FLL/RSW/LAS/TPA/MSY/MYR
Replies: 36
Views: 3301

Re: Spirit Adds CMH-MCO/FLL/RSW/LAS/TPA/MSY/MYR

So CMH apparently was one of their two new domestic stations they planned to announce. What will the other city be? The person who said CMH also said MKE so I'll lean towards that for now Wow, CMH and MKE before AUS, BNA, STL, IND, RDU, etc. Definitely did not see that coming. Rumors are rumors, an...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 494
Views: 55375

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2017/11/07/retail-upgrades-underscore-lamberts-turnaround.html Locked article on retail at the airport. Just curious if it says anything of note. Thanks. I also noticed that on my phone it also shows a picture caption that says "Rhonda said more interna...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9291

Re: Kansas City passes new terminal for MCI Airport

New terminal vote passes 70 to 30%. Southwest donations help support passage. I wonder when terminal is complete, will they restore flights to RDU. SMF, PVD they had in the 90s when it was an unofficial focus city for WN during the MDW rebuild. The terminal completion is so far down the line that i...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 12533

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

[MCO reports that 30% of their 42 million pax in 2016 were business travelers Though the question then becomes: what constitutes a "business traveler" MCO gets a crap-ton of conventioneers, and while that's great for volume, I doubt they're all that high yield. So there's that. Not to say...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9291

Re: Kansas City passes new terminal for MCI Airport

New terminal vote passes 70 to 30%. Southwest donations help support passage. I wonder when terminal is complete, will they restore flights to RDU. SMF, PVD they had in the 90s when it was an unofficial focus city for WN during the MDW rebuild. The terminal completion is so far down the line that i...

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by Midwestindy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9883

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

The Alaska brand probably wouldn't translate well to a metro area outside the west. How do you know that? New carriers come to new metros all the time.... Well, America West attempted the hub in CMH. It didn't work out as I recall. There's a difference between coming to a new metro and trying to es...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 7199

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Is Spirit like Allegiant? I'd say they are pretty different Allegiant tends to focus on small-midsized airports, while Spirit tends to focus on larger airports Allegiant doesn't offer connections and is mostly north-south flying, while Spirit offers a much more diverse network and connections Obvio...

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by Midwestindy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 12533

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

hohd wrote:
Birmingham would be second choice.


Birmingham, Alabama? If you had two choices out of literally anywhere in the US to chose a hub, one of your choices would be BHM.....

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