I doubt airlines will to much of anything to adjust capacity. The business is just too important. Air traffic control will likely have to implement ground delay programs on a daily basis to reduce holding and diverting of airplanes if the arrival demand exceeds what the airport can handle with one r...Jump to post
Sounds like a good airport to operate out of for Allegiant in the future. Allegiant already serves another farout suburb airport in Hagerstown Reguonal Airport which is about 80 miles northwest of DC. Staford in only 40 miles away from Washington, so it might have the potential for more passengers.Jump to post
Yes, I'd like to see JFK, HVN, SWF, PHF, LYH, TOL, PIR, and ACY added to UA's east coast network. Won't all happen though! PHF is hoping for new flights with UA to IAD. The airport claims that 1,000 passengers “bleed away” to other airports. I dont’t know If LYH and PHF are saying they want flights...Jump to post
I wonder if in retrospect the decisions for so many to divert to the DC area are being regretted, because the line was blasting south and absolutely nailed that area, as we can see from that pic of hail above. So they just got delayed there for more hours, and looks like many crews timed out. Also ...Jump to post
There have been at least 73 diversions so far. Here are the ones I have caught. Flight Origin Destination Diverted To Type B6-330 MCO ORH IAD E190 UA4991 GSP EWR IAD E145 UA4970 IND EWR IAD E145 UA4236 STL EWR BWI E145 UA1905 FLL EWR IAD B739 DAL1942 ATL EWR BWI MD88 UA731 RSW EWR IAD A320 UA1628 MB...Jump to post
LYH is hoping for new service to IAD with UA to compliment the CLT flights. Lynchburg's Airport Director claims the airport is one of the most undeserved small airports in the country. http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/air-service-to-dulles-to-lynchburg-a-possibility-this-year/article_0ddd9a5b-3...Jump to post
Here's my question. Will they increase service levels from IAD and will they put in a Polaris lounge? I fly F from BDL to LAX and to HNL and the islands often, and will go through EWR to get ps service (lie flat). Without driving to BOS or NYC, no other connection will guarantee high level of F/J s...Jump to post
For what its worth, UA looks to be operating 12 752 across the pond this Summer. Routes flown by distance from longest to shortest are: EWR-ARN/MAN/OPO/EDI/GLA/KEF (NOTE: EWR-DUB 772A, EWR-LIS 763) IAD-LIS/EDI/DUB ORD-EDI/DUB None of these are super competitive and all but 3 are not the British Isl...Jump to post
I found two videos/pictures so far. There not the best quality, but it’s something.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiX_rPsACIO ... =210898035
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiX_0xkASiX ... =210898035
Just found some more
BA is adding a 3rd daily flight to/from LHR on Mon, Thurs and Sat from October 29 on the 787. The flight will arrive at 9:30PM to IAD and depart at 11:30PM. I wonder if BA is adding this flight because of competition with Primera Air starting STN-IAD flights in August? I suppose BA could also be add...Jump to post
Just curious because I have been thinking that IAD would be a great place for B6 to expand in the future since it seems from the outside to have room for growth. How much gate space is available in the main terminal? Dulles is more organized by concourses than by terminals because there is only the...Jump to post
United today said that they see an opportunity to grow at Dulles. I see room to grow in new Mid-Atlantic markets such as BYH, PHF, AVL, AVP, and ABE. In most of these cities, AA and DL have multiple flights a day to their hubs with only a couple having service to EWR or ORD. https://www.flightglobal...Jump to post
You'd be surprised how many things around the airport can be a game of "just wait, they'll give in..." Massport of course does not play that game. And to their credit, they run a fair ship regarding terminal E. Not sure why BA would cancel, but the snow is as good a guess as any. It doesn...Jump to post
The storm is a huge bust so far in the DC region I’m a few miles north of Dulles, and looking out the window, it is really bad right now. Of course Emirates thought they had the kahunas to make it in. But, that A380 just did a go-around at minimums. Let’s see if they try again or go somewhere else....Jump to post
SkyWest has been selected to provide essential air service from PGB (Plattsburgh) to IAD with 12X weekly non stop flights on a CRJ2. This ends PenAir flights from BOS to PGB.
Also, JK Moving has submitted a bid to buy the western lands that MWAA is selling according to this article.
https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/ne ... -85814#ath
I would think they'd still keep some for remote stands. I didn't even realize they still did hardstand arrivals. I thought Saudia and Qatar were using the Z gates? No, the Z gates can't accommodate widebodies. Saudia and Qatar use A/B. And yes, they still do hardstand arrivals, mostly for IRROPS. S...Jump to post
Random question (again) for you all. While I was stuck in the wind storm Fri-Sun I was listening to IAD ATC whenever possible, and as soon as I opened the app on Friday I heard ground communications for "Air Force One" (which I've never heard live in my entire life!) Super cool to hear, b...Jump to post
FAA traffic controllers are supposedly going to the ramp tower at IADJump to post
Here is a pic of AF1 at IAD. https://mobile.twitter.com/markknoller/status/969572703115018240 Departing runway 30 right now Do they keep a backup at IAD or did they ferry it over from ADW? Willing to risk the winds on the ferry flight but not the actual flight? No, they do not keep an extra at IAD....Jump to post
Here is a pic of AF1 at IAD.
https://mobile.twitter.com/markknoller/ ... 3115018240
Departing runway 30 right now
I just heard on atc that there is a ramp freeze at Dulles due to VIP movement for 20 minutes. Wonder what this could be? UA6320 diverting to PIT because of no landing traffic is allowed at IAD. My better half said that the President is flying out of Dulles today instead of Andrews. I thought that s...Jump to post
I just heard on atc that there is a ramp freeze at Dulles due to VIP movement for 20 minutes. Wonder what this could be?
UA6320 diverting to PIT because of no landing traffic is allowed at IAD.
FX1433 A300 MEM-ORF diverting to RIC
AA9490 B738 PHL-DCA diverting to PHL
IAD is currently having a lot of go-arounds due to wind shear.
Forecasts for airports in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston all have sustained winds in the mid 30s with gusts up to 60mph tomorrow the 2nd. United, Delta, American, JetBlue and Southwest are waiving change fees for Friday throughout the northeast and portions of the Mid-Atlan...Jump to post
IAD and DCA passenger numbers are finally out. Below are the 2017 totals for the three area airports. IAD- 22.84 million up 4.2% DCA- 22.96 million up 1.5% BWI- 26.4 million up 5% http://www.mwaa.com/sites/default/files/BOD/2018-02/tab_15.2_executive_vice_presidents_reports.pdf https://www.bwiairpor...Jump to post
IAD and DCA stats are now out.
IAD 22.9 million up 4.2%
DCA 23.9 million up 1.5%
http://www.mwaa.com/sites/default/files ... eports.pdf
A6-EHA A345 landed AUH Oct 6, 2015 A6-EHB A345 landed TEV Jun 26, 2017 A6-EHC A345 landed TEV Jul 22, 2017 A6-EHD A345 landed TEV Aug 5, 2017 A6-EHE A346 landed TEV Jun 26, 2017 A6-EHF A346 landed TEV Jul 29, 2017 A6-EHH A346 landed AUH Jul 2, 2017 A6-EHI A346 landed TEV Oct 9, 2017 A6-EHJ A346 land...Jump to post
If they are government aircraft why wouldnt they fly out of a military base? These two aircraft might very well operate to a military base. In fact, it’s quite likely. FlightAware data from one of the aircraft shows that it goes to/from someplace in Afghanistan. I said earlier that it operates to O...Jump to post
Both aircraft (N423AX and N441AX) use callsign Omni. They seem to fly from Dulles to Bucharest and back. I have no idea why they fly this route but have always been curious. The two planes are always parked at R12 and R14 on the foxtrot line at Dulles. Also, I noticed that the two aircraft at Dulles...Jump to post
Primera Air is starting 5X weekly service to IAD from London Stansted starting in Aug 2018.
http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/primera- ... -1-5377844
Are they still planning to build that 5th runway? Seems like a waste if 12 is only seldom used. According to IAD’s website a new runway is being planned. I think the airport authority will only build the runway if there is demand for it. http://www.mwaa.com/business/d2-projects-future-fifth-runway ...Jump to post
Correction! I meant I have never seen an arrival on 12 My guess is that 12 isn't normally used for arrivals due to a potential conflict with a 12 go-around and any go-around or departure off of any of the 19s. ORD used to run dual and triple converging approaches (non-parallel runways) and although...Jump to post
Runway 30 is the primary departure runway. Runway 1R/19L is used for departures only during United’s departure banks(8:30AM, 12:30PM, 5:30PM and 10:00PM) Arrivals will take place on runway 1R/19L and 1C/19C most of the time. Runway 1L/19R is used in the afternoon for arrivals sometimes when it gets ...Jump to post
Here is the load factor and passenger data from the DOT (May of 2016 to July of 2017). I know this data does not tell the full story of how the airline was doing on this route, but I thought it was beneficial for discussion. Looks like LATAM had some good load factors in the northern summer but othe...Jump to post
Aircraft stopped at the end of the runway and had to be towed to the gate. Here is a photo of the aircraft taxing while being towed.
https://mobile.twitter.com/charlienbc/s ... 8198730752
I was just browsing around today and noticed that LATAM has closed bookings for IAD-LIM flights after February 28, 2018. Could they possibly be leaving the market? I do not recall seeing any news articles or any other indications that they are leaving. They started service back in 2016 IIRC with 3x...Jump to post
From yesterday's OAG thread: UA IAD-ALB JUN 3>4 JUL 3>4 AUG 3>4 UA IAD-BTV JUN 3>4 JUL 3>4 UA IAD-BUF JUN 3>4 JUL 3>4 UA IAD-CAE JUL 4>3 UA IAD-CVG JUN 3>4 JUL 1.9>4 AUG 1.9>4 UA IAD-DAY JUL 3>2 UA IAD-FLL JUN 1.0>1.8 JUL 1.0>2 UA IAD-GSO MAR 2>3 UA IAD-GSP JUN 3>4 JUL 3>4 AUG 3>4 UA IAD-MCI JUN 1....Jump to post
Quite a few United adds at IAD for summer flying. Where is this extra capacity coming from? The additional flying by Air Wisconsin? Yes, a lot of extra capacity. I counted a net gain of eight flights. Some of the subtractions seem to be in markets where the 37 seat Dash 8 was used. Now they are usi...Jump to post
Looks like CommutAir will be retiring the Dash 8s a bit sooner than though. According to CommutAir's Twitter account, the airline will become an all jet carrier on January 8th. https://mobile.twitter.com/C5Recruiting/status/946760304322596864 what is the last scheduled q200 flight? Not sure what th...Jump to post
Not sure if the arrival and departure times for the new flights have been posted but here they are below. Volaris (2X weekly operated by A320) Departure SJO: 1:30PM Arrival SAL: 3:04PM Departure SAL: 4:45PM Arrival IAD: 11:35PM Departure IAD: 1:52AM Arrival SAL: 5:00AM Departure SAL 6:00AM Arrival S...Jump to post