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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I think that having these two ULCC's means that BNA is probably going to be waiting a good long time for NK. Just not sure what is left for them. NK is going to have to acquire F9 if they want to enter markets such as AUS, BNA, RDU, IND, CVG, STL, MKE, etc. There just is either too much competition...

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1325
Views: 107775

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Why would DL still get preferential gate usage in a new terminal? They are underutilizing their existing gates right now big time. If they are only going to stay a focus city and keep around 80-90 flights, they only need 11 or so gates. The rest can be freed up for other carriers. Amazon Air combi ...

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I live in DuPage County, and I don't feel the need for the City to build a terminal on the west side of the field, let alone western access. If the City puts parking for passengers on the west side, how does that area get connected to the terminals? I have yet to see any proposal about running the ...

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

This is going to be FI or WW if international and Sun Country if domestic.

Mark my words

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116742

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

JamesRenard wrote:
So PIT is gaining one destination (SAN) today, but losing one (AUS) at the same time.
I wonder which airline, if any, will pick AUS up again?


DL will when they hub AUS :stirthepot:

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I’m betting on an Iceland flight since the CEO of MNAA already mentioned that. Someone mentioned Aer Lingus. I actually flew them last week from DUB to LHR before connecting to BNA. Is that a serious possibility? If so, I would love it. 7 hours to DUB nonstop would be nice. Plus, their FA uniforms ...

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1325
Views: 107775

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Personally, I am supporter of concepts 1-1, 1-3 (A can be expanded over as needed), and 4-2. 4-2 is an almost exact match of a layout I created earlier and the advantages it gives are direct FIS access, long-term expandability of the concourses, reduced walking distance for the average gate, and mi...

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Any word if DL is going to put a new Sky Club in the T5 expansion and what that might look like?

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 91303

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

DL already serves RSW from IND. However, don't be surprised if DL adds a couple of those routes mentioned above I'd like to know what DL's long term plan is for IND, if they have any. On paper, IND is a prime candidate for a focus city operation, but nearby CVG already is one, and even though DL is...

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 91303

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I have no idea what went on behind the scenes, but my guess is that DL tried to work out a deal before BA hopped in the market. DL's goal is to try and be the #1 carrier out of IND, if BA would have added IND-LHR first it would have been hard for DL to lock up the market. DL adding IND-CDG plus inc...

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that the reason the ATS is taking so long is because of they are replacing all the tracks, not just extending. I’m not an expert by any means, and I’m not familiar with Chicagoan politics, but I see that a lot of you guys are pretty negative when it comes to the tim...

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I had the opportunity to talk to an MNAA board member. I brought up BNA Vision, and as we expected a few years ago, the idea of building a new terminal and facilities east of 20L/2R was looked into heavily. They scrapped the idea and decided it would be more logical to expand off the current facili...

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I had the opportunity to talk to an MNAA board member. I brought up BNA Vision, and as we expected a few years ago, the idea of building a new terminal and facilities east of 20L/2R was looked into heavily. They scrapped the idea and decided it would be more logical to expand off the current facili...

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

If this is international, it is likely going to be FI or WW to KEF. Doug mentioned earlier this year that Nashville is "fairly close" to landing an Iceland flight. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2018/02/27/with-the-west-coast-conquered-and-london-on-the.html Alternatively, it c...

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?
Replies: 31
Views: 3527

Re: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?

tkoenig95 wrote:
If DL continues focus city ops in AUS would they consider continued expansion within Texas?


Careful, you just opened a can of worms there..........

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 11716

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Any settlement that enabled a UA megahub at ORD could - and for regulatory purposes should - require a substantial gate allocation to LCC's. That'd ensure price competition on most routes. On UA-only routes to smaller cities, the ability to upgauge from CR2's to large RJ'd and/or small mainline sho...

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by ADrum23
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 11716

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Very interesting statistics, especially with how IAH has evolved over the past several years. Personally, I don’t understand the fascination with “mainline” vs 70 or 76 seat regional jets. My home airport recently picked up a daily RT to IAH on the A319. Baggage check in, security, and boarding lin...

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by ADrum23
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 292
Views: 37891

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

More ORD-Asia cuts coming? Per Robert Isom in employee Q&A: “Love to tell [American’s employees] that Chicago – Beijing was the worst of our Chicago – Asia markets but it’s not the only one. It’s hard to see how American’s Asia flights from Chicago are on a path to profitability." American...

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by ADrum23
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 11716

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thanks for putting this together, just saw it via a bump to the DL thread. As a Chicagoan, the most striking fact is that ORD's AA and UA ops have the lowest percentage of mainline of any the US3's full-service hubs (i.e. longhaul hubs so not including LGA and DCA). From a pure demographic perspect...

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by ADrum23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25293

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Any word on any new DL TATL announcements?

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by ADrum23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Incorrect. According to the city's own website, neither of the satellites you refer to are officially part of the TAP (Terminal Area Plan) as it is known today. As I stated, the only part that is funded are the existing C concourse expansion/satellite 1 and satellite 2. Furthermore, just to give yo...

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by ADrum23
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I know you've been a vocal advocate for the pier style approach, but I would like to note that the slide you reference is from the "30 year plan" NOT the ORD 21 official 10 year plan , which is the only part of the plan that is currently funded. I don't think I have to tell you that a lot...

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by ADrum23
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I know you've been a vocal advocate for the pier style approach, but I would like to note that the slide you reference is from the "30 year plan" NOT the ORD 21 official 10 year plan , which is the only part of the plan that is currently funded. I don't think I have to tell you that a lot...

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by ADrum23
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1325
Views: 107775

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

The route announcements have slowed down recently at CVG (Rightfully so as we are almost passed the peak summer travel season). What airline or route could we see be announced next at CVG? G4/F9 are pulling back at the moment, so we will not be seeing much more growth from them. DL will probably no...

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by ADrum23
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 46233

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I am curious about this talk of food on Southwest for Hawaii. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Yeeeahhhhh, we don't have ANY space onboard for food, nor the ability to prep OR to serve said food. No chillers, ovens, carts... not enough trash space since we don't have conventional catering etc. ...

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by ADrum23
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I live in DuPage County, and I don't feel the need for the City to build a terminal on the west side of the field, let alone western access. If the City puts parking for passengers on the west side, how does that area get connected to the terminals? I have yet to see any proposal about running the ...

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I see we have a bitter Louisville resident here.......

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13108

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Dl wins due to their fortress hubs. That’s where the advantages are. Until aa and ua can build their fortress hubs to the levels of atl dtw and msp, delta will have the edge even with all of their domestic adventures at sea lax and bos. AA has DFW and CLT, but I think they could build up DFW even b...

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13108

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Dl wins due to their fortress hubs. That’s where the advantages are. Until aa and ua can build their fortress hubs to the levels of atl dtw and msp, delta will have the edge even with all of their domestic adventures at sea lax and bos. AA has DFW and CLT, but I think they could build up DFW even b...

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1423
Views: 118410

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

How many flights could a hypothetical DL hub do with all 22 gates in A?

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I suspect we are fighting mostly against aircraft availability as the primary barrier to daily service. While we haven't seen any official numbers, it sounds like Nashville is going to be >90% for load factors. Of course, that's somewhat expected around BA. Their July 2018 Load Factor for the compa...

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11547

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

nine4nine wrote:
This is what happens when the guy running this legacy airline came from HP/US and was trying to turn US into NK and continued to bring that attitude to AA.


But hey, he guaranteed they’ll never lose money again so that’s gotta count for something, eh?

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11547

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

Maybe. I agree that AA is in a race to the bottom and it doesn’t help that they have a very geographically in-balanced hub network compared to UA and AA.

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by ADrum23
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 46233

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

jaxfss wrote:
I saw a WN 737 with ETOPS on the nose gear door at MCO last week. Not sure if it was a 700 or 800. How many 737's have ETOPS certification.


I believe only the 738’s have ETOPS, but someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

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by ADrum23
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Another record month for June. Pax up 4.6% and movements up 3.73%. ORD should hit well over 80 mil this year. Looking at flight operations, ORD's numbers are up 4.25% yoy. In contrast, ATL's numbers (from http://www.atl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ATL-Traffic-Report-June-2018.pdf) are up 1%. Acc...

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by ADrum23
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1423
Views: 118410

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

4. What purpose would DL upgrading BOS to full hub status serve? Serious question, and I'm not trying to downplay BOS here, I'm just curious at people's thoughts on this. Would BOS become an official secondary TATL gateway to relieve JFK? Considering BOS geographical location (perfect for TATL conn...

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by ADrum23
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1423
Views: 118410

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

No reason for "could/would". It absolutely does :) DL announced their planned expansion for Boston at the end of 2017, and now they are categorizing BOS as a hub. I think the two are related which is why to me this move was expected. Another factor that has fallen off the radar is Amazon'...

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by ADrum23
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1423
Views: 118410

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

That expansion has been happening since the end of Ch.11 and will continue heavily when they get the rest of their gates back (which they had to give up during Ch.11). I'm not sure the hub label has anything to do with it. Like I said, it was called a hub before when their operation was smaller. I ...

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by ADrum23
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 91303

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

A few things I've noticed: 1. AS IND-SFO appears to be cut after September, after a full year in service. Good effort by AS, but it just wasn't meant to be 2. It looks like DL had already gotten $715,495.00 dollars of the incentives through June, which is a good sign https://transparency.iedc.in.go...

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by ADrum23
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

At IAG's results presentation yesterday, Willie Walsh described the performance of LHR-BNA as "stunning". Any indications of when it could be increased to daily and possibly upgauged to a 789? Nothing was said about aircraft or frequency changes, but Willie Walsh was clearly very enthusia...

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by ADrum23
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

This flew under the radar, but it appears WS flights are doing quite well. I don't have actual load factors, but BNA-YYC is now up to 5x weekly through October 21 and has been extended and additional month until the end of November (4x week October 22-28, 3x week October 29-November 25 and 1x week N...

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by ADrum23
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 89695

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

LHRFlyer wrote:
At IAG's results presentation yesterday, Willie Walsh described the performance of LHR-BNA as "stunning".


Any indications of when it could be increased to daily and possibly upgauged to a 789?

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by ADrum23
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1423
Views: 118410

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I really hope some of them are intl. destinations. It would help them further secure their position as a BOS hub. In general I find the definition of hub vs. focus city very vague though, B6 calls BOS a focus city even though it has some of its largest ops from here. I think that it is dependent on...

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by ADrum23
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6593

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

Then through security again (didn't I already go through security in Budapest???) UK does not trust any other country's security. It is far from unique in this. Try making an international to international connection in DFW and see what happens. Ready to board...NOT YET! Random security check, aske...

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by ADrum23
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15121

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Will DL respond by adding capacity out of JFK or elsewhere? DL was to increase to 2x/daily JFK-TLV but never did. J fares seem consistently high and upgrades (at least on DL) doubtful, so perhaps there's room for more capacity? Or is DL just content to leave most of the non-NYC traffic to TLV with ...

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by ADrum23
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

So UA added IAD-TLV, and ORD still doesn't have a TLV flight.

What is going on?

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by ADrum23
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15121

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

What the?

IAD over ORD? Seriously? LY would be better for IAD-TLV.

I still can’t believe ORD has no flight to TLV.

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by ADrum23
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16114

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Will these be used to replace the 88s? They're pushing 26 years old. That’s what the 737/320 orders were for. I think you meant 739/321. The CS100/A220 replace some 76 seaters and 76 seaters replace 50 seaters that get retired. Its an upgauge across the board. Lower seat mile costs, more seats per ...

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by ADrum23
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87386

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

DuPage county is pushing the City for the Western Terminal. http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180731/BLOGS02/180739959/dupage-pushes-fight-for-ohare-western-terminal It will come, they just got to be patient. I have a feeling phase 2 will be needed shortly after the first phase is completed....

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