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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 434
Views: 42620

Re: DL Future Expansion

BNA is closer to ATL than RDU, so I don't know if DL would be keen on making Nashville a focus city. Especially since CVG is still a hub and it's fairly close to BNA as well. Isn't the strategy behind focus cities is to concentrate on O&D? If so, proximity to other hubs isn't really an issue. A...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 138
Views: 15624

Re: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

Could not agree more... the heavy lifting has been done. Terminal expansion is on the way. But @ADrum23: what megahubs are you flying to that ORD is so 'appallingly' behind, seriously? What megahub that handles over 70 millions passenger a year in America is so wonderful? JFK and LAX are both a hod...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I think you people need to understand why this thread was started. A butthurt Chicagoan doesnt feel AA is giving ORD the attention he feels it deserves. Therefore, he wants to fantasize that AA will go away and some other airline will come in and save the day. NOT...GOING...TO...HAPPEN. AA isnt lea...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I think you people need to understand why this thread was started. A butthurt Chicagoan doesnt feel AA is giving ORD the attention he feels it deserves. Therefore, he wants to fantasize that AA will go away and some other airline will come in and save the day. NOT...GOING...TO...HAPPEN. AA isnt lea...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I think you people need to understand why this thread was started. A butthurt Chicagoan doesnt feel AA is giving ORD the attention he feels it deserves. Therefore, he wants to fantasize that AA will go away and some other airline will come in and save the day. NOT...GOING...TO...HAPPEN. AA isnt lea...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Not sure about DP's long term impact on AA but, agreed, his comment about never losing money again was...cough cough...not the kind of thing for a CEO of a large multinational corporation to make, to be polite. In terms of AA reducing or eliminating its ORD hub... That's about 500 daily flights. Wh...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 138
Views: 15624

Re: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

They better get something going, it is appalling how much ORD has fallen behind. In ORD's defense, they *are* just finishing a massive $10bil reconfiguration of their runways. there was no point in redoing terminals until the runways were completed and the new space was freed up. Quite frankly, I'd...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 434
Views: 42620

Re: DL Future Expansion

I wish DL would add some warm weather destinations especially for winter from BNA to florida and some of the islands. Nashville is a city of 2 million people and incomes are very high. I know I would pay top dollar and many of our friends would as well for direct flights BNA-PBI or BNA-EYW. current...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

When Parker & Co. were courting union support for the US purchase of AA, he made the point that management had become afraid to compete at ORD and allowed UA and WN to grow at AA's expense. I wonder when union leadership will call out Parker for not following through on his promises to expand a...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

The problem with AA is that it will never "dehub" ORD per say, but if AA doesn't commit it's attention and DP decides to just let it continue as it always has, UA will gradually gain a stronger foothold in the market, and slowly but surely make AA irrelevant, especially with Kirby at the ...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 138
Views: 15624

Re: Chicago Aviation News

it is ORD's version trying to take advantage of current terminals and infrastructure already in place. That way it lessens the impact on the airfield and airlines. Lot of planning still taking place. Which is really stupid on ORD's part IMO. They are wasting a golden opportunity to remake itself in...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

When Parker & Co. were courting union support for the US purchase of AA, he made the point that management had become afraid to compete at ORD and allowed UA and WN to grow at AA's expense. I wonder when union leadership will call out Parker for not following through on his promises to expand a...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 1859
Views: 158797

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 ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Having one dominant carrier is not a perfect situation, but it beats having competition in more ways than most would believe. I now live in Orlando, but once lived in Seattle, and the dominance of AS was a perk that I miss dearly. It beats having competition if you care about quality and convenienc...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

The problem with AA is that it will never "dehub" ORD per say, but if AA doesn't commit it's attention and DP decides to just let it continue as it always has, UA will gradually gain a stronger foothold in the market, and slowly but surely make AA irrelevant, especially with Kirby at the ...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 138
Views: 15624

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Look for the terminal re-configuration to start working its way westbound once 15/33 closes and a lot of airfield projects that need to take place are completed to make way for the expansion. It will be an ATL like configuration. Also, some of the work needed for T-5 expansion has already begun. Ho...

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by ADrum23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I think the point that American doesn't compete well at ORD is not true domestically. They offer an effective network against UA. Unfortunately as many have noted, where they lack is international, the fact that they ignore Germany one of the largest economies and won't compete against LH/UA is as ...

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by ADrum23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

If AA were to hypothetically dehub ORD, then WN could move its Chicago operations from MDW to ORD, making it much easier for most of Chicagoland to use WN. Problem solved. But AA isn't going anywhere. In fact, they SHOULD be expanding at ORD. Yes, the terminals are outdated and constrained, but only...

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by ADrum23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7561

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Just don't see it. While I agree that AA has divested at ORD in recent years, they still have over 500 flights a day. That's a significant amount. They have streamlined operations to meet the ever-changing demand. Doug Parker has paid very little attention to Chicago and it shows. He believes that ...

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by ADrum23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 138
Views: 15624

Re: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

Well said and just what I was getting at. You don't need terminals to the west to have western access. Money has already been spent in the western suburbs to connect them to O'Hare. The city would have a problem on its hands with Dupage county and western suburbs being rightfully aggravated as they...

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by ADrum23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 158
Views: 17363

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

flymco753 wrote:
I mean MIA is apparently getting JAL, but I would be very interested in seeing them do BNA 3x weekly.


I would love that, but BNA is not quite ready for that yet. I don’t expect a flight to Tokyo until the early-mid 2020s at the soonest.

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by ADrum23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

Well, there will likely be two DL gates out of service and three AA gates out of service for the expansion. Not 100% sure, but if the design is to be believed, that's what appears to be happening. C2, C3, and C5 will be gone. AA has added an ERJ-190 mainline turn to PHL and CLT to the mix now repla...

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by ADrum23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

Still "woo-ing" Spirit to do BNA. I thought there was a gate at the end of B that is open.... Well, that will probably be filled when they rid of some of the other gates as Lexy mentioned. Though the main terminal/permanent IAB construction won't begin in earnest until late 2019/early 202...

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by ADrum23
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

Looks like MNAA has hired new leadership http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/11/15/nashville-airport-hires-metro-plannings-doug-sloan-fills-other-top-jobs/866044001/ Hopefully they will get the ship righted. It would be a shame to see Nashville miss out on more new service given the insane g...

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by ADrum23
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

Well, there will likely be two DL gates out of service and three AA gates out of service for the expansion. Not 100% sure, but if the design is to be believed, that's what appears to be happening. C2, C3, and C5 will be gone. AA has added an ERJ-190 mainline turn to PHL and CLT to the mix now repla...

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by ADrum23
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17079

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

ORD-MAN going seasonal is the bigger news here, I think. That leaves London as the only year-round transatlantic destination from the ORD hub. I realize that a range of points are still available year-round from PHL, but it's still sad to see the ORD transatlantic operation dwindle down to almost n...

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by ADrum23
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17079

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

AA, WW and Icelandair won't all be profitable on this route. In fact, I would go as far to say that one will likely pull out with 2 years (most likely WW).

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by ADrum23
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

Also, I remember that report said something stating the BA was gonna pull the trigger on BNA back in 2015, but the MNAA did something really stupid, and BA went with SJC instead. I heard a similar story, but what exactly was the stupid thing done? The news coverage this year didn't mention anything...

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by ADrum23
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 470
Views: 53207

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

I doubt WN cuts back at STL in favor of MCI (even though MCI seems like a more logical destination for what exists at STL), they've built up too much at STL to move now. If they did, it would be deja vu for STL and the airport would go spiraling. I agree with stlgph, the most we will see is some sch...

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by ADrum23
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I definitely think management issues at BNA these past few months played a role on why BNA hasn't seen much love this past year (besides BA). I wonder who's gonna replace Wigington. https://patch.com/tennessee/nashville/secrecy-concealment-nashville-airport-authority-ceo-fired-while-sick-leave Agre...

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by ADrum23
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I see someone on the Nashville airport Wikipedia page trying to put in the historical passenger traffic by year from 2000 onward in a table under the statistics section, but they only have the data from 2013-2016. I want to help, but I can’t find the data. Where can I find the historic passenger tr...

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by ADrum23
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5857

Re: Southwest and the 737

Why did WN order the MAX 7, and only 30 of them? Are they planning some longer routes into South America or something where only the MAX 7 can reach it? Could they not convert some of the orders to the MAX 10?

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by ADrum23
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3134

Chances WN launches TATL?

What are the chances WN ever tries TATL service with the new 737 MAX planes like DY does from the Northeastern US to Western Europe? Or will WN stay in the Western Hemisphere simply expand into Canada/Alaska and South America for its next round of expansion after Hawaii? Or alternatively, will WN ev...

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by ADrum23
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I see someone on the Nashville airport Wikipedia page trying to put in the historical passenger traffic by year from 2000 onward in a table under the statistics section, but they only have the data from 2013-2016. I want to help, but I can’t find the data. Where can I find the historic passenger tra...

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by ADrum23
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

However, when I flew UA regional on BNA-ORD, they lost my bag, the flight was delayed, we had to board outside and the service was subpar at best. Never doing that again. How long ago was that? Since the new jetbridges have been installed UA no longer does ground level boarding anywhere at BNA. Jul...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 237
Views: 16644

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

jetmechanicdave wrote:
Topic done:)


Yes, please lock this thread.

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

Interesting. However, NK likely won't be entering until 2019 at the soonest since it is being speculated that MKE is the other new station they are announcing this year. I wonder if NK want's to wait for the new Concourse D gates to be built, but idk why they need more than one or two gates. BNA is...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

Does BNA even have ticket counter space? I figure BA is gonna use some of AA's space. They could get rid of Wright Travel and have NK or G4 take it's place. They are at or near maxed out (it's been awhile since I've been inside, I won't be going back in until February), but according to the busines...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I was looking over the PDEW tables and I wanted to point it out on here that from PDEW in Q1 2017 between Detroit-Nashville is the 13th largest market. This is significant because aside from your big cities, Florida and sun city flights, Nashville is the largest medium sized market for Q1. It went ...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA next routes?
Replies: 40
Views: 3611

Re: BA next routes?

I thinking because AA has easy BA connections through ORD and DFW. That didn't stop BA from launching AUS and BNA, which have (relatively) easy connections through DFW and CLT respectively. It wouldn't surprise me for BA downsize the LHR-AUS trip back to a 787, and supplement it with a MAN-AUS non-...

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by ADrum23
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I was looking over the PDEW tables and I wanted to point it out on here that from PDEW in Q1 2017 between Detroit-Nashville is the 13th largest market. This is significant because aside from your big cities, Florida and sun city flights, Nashville is the largest medium sized market for Q1. It went ...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA next routes?
Replies: 40
Views: 3611

Re: BA next routes?

If BA wants to expand into the US anymore, the only logical place would be STL. After that, they are pretty well-covered. For those who keep saying DTW, MSP, PDX, etc, you do realize DL has large hubs/operations at those airports and they already have pretty adequate TATL links (not just with LHR). ...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA next routes?
Replies: 40
Views: 3611

Re: BA next routes?

bmacleod wrote:
787fan8 wrote:
I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned STL yet. A solid contender for a new US city if you ask me.


I thinking because AA has easy BA connections through ORD and DFW.


That didn't stop BA from launching AUS and BNA, which have (relatively) easy connections through DFW and CLT respectively.

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA next routes?
Replies: 40
Views: 3611

Re: BA next routes?

I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned STL yet. A solid contender for a new US city if you ask me. I thinking because AA has easy BA connections through ORD and DFW. STL needs some Europe, but it doesn't necessarily mean it has to be LHR/LGW...............having flights to CDG or MUC would be better, any...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12797

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

I think the economy would have to get pretty bad for AA to dehub JFK. Yes, PHL is slowly become the primary hub for the Northeast, and the main Northeast gateway to Europe. But, New York is such a large market. Couple that with the number of businesses which don't want to have multiple preferred ca...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12797

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

I am surprised AA has not dehubbed one of their post-merger hubs, like DL did with MEM and UA did with CLE. Yes they did. They dehubbed STL which was TWA's main hub. They are closing the pilots base. But yes you are right, if you are talking about the three former US Airways hubs, CLT, PHX and PHL,...

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by ADrum23
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3552

JFK reconstruction update?

What is going on with the JFK reconstruction plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed back in January? I have not heard anything since. What exactly are the plans?

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by ADrum23
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 448
Views: 31294

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

Delta had one of their 747's at BNA today for some reason. Pretty awesome. https://twitter.com/Fly_Nashville/status/928319816326352896 Also, since NK announced CMH today and it is speculated that the second city will be MKE, it looks like BNA won't be getting NK this year. I have a feeling something...

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by ADrum23
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20714

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

Welp. This thread has turned into a pissing match between Boeing and Airbus fans. Bottom line is, I was just curious as to why DL had only Airbus widebodies on order as opposed to both UA and AA, which have a mixture of both on order. There are pros and cons to both Boeing and Airbus planes. If you...

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by ADrum23
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Adds CMH-MCO/FLL/RSW/LAS/TPA/MSY/MYR
Replies: 36
Views: 3275

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

Jshank83 wrote:
ADrum23 wrote:
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.

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