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by EWRandMDW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 200
Views: 14188

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

My first two 747 flights were in KL series -300 aircraft JFK-AMS-JFK in January 1993. My 3rd and final 747 flight was ORD-SFO in a UA series -400 plane in 1998. I missed out on a flight in a BA series -200 when travel itinerary between Europe and US was changed. Instead I flew in a 767-300. Back the...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Record Year at XNA
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Another Record Year at XNA

An excerpt from the link shows the numbers are for 2017, not 2018. Sorry sfjeff!

The airport announced its record enplanements on Tuesday, saying 2017 saw 725,284 passengers depart from XNA. That was a 3.7 percent increase over 2016, and it was the first time the airport eclipsed 700,000.

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5383

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

Does anyone have any theories they would like to share on how the gates in the new Terminal 1 will be distributed? And what would happen if Delta moved there. My feeling is that if DL and any other domestic carrier currently in B moves to the new terminal then their current gates in B can be added ...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5383

EWR pax numbers through October 2018

PANJNY (to me NY never comes first!) offers a Christmas present of the October 2018 pax numbers for its airports. Since I care only about EWR I'm happy to report that for the month there were 3.88 MM revenue pax (2.75 MM domestic (+3.1%) and 1.12 Int'l (+11.9%)) and 0.11 MM non-revenue pax for a tot...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the 727-100
Replies: 12
Views: 2512

Re: United and the 727-100

Isn't the early- to mid-1970s the time UA retired its B-720s? I think the "short" DC-8s hung on for maybe 10 or more additional years.

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68991

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Maybe at least one of the following:
1. ORD -> BNE/SYD
2. EWR -> AKL/BNE
3. IAH -> CPT/JNB
4. SFO -> GIG/GRU
5. others?

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with a prosthetic limb.
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: Flying with a prosthetic limb.

First, let me say that while my difficulty doesn't match yours, I DO know the problems you face! I had knee replacement surgery in conjunction with some reconstruction of the leg bones above and below the knee. When I fly, at security I tell the screener that I have an artificial knee and she or he ...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR prior to UA and CO merger
Replies: 48
Views: 4969

Re: EWR prior to UA and CO merger

When I was in my teens (early 1970s) I would sometimes take the Public Service (later Transport of NJ) bus to the 1952 (later called North) terminal and go up to the expansive observation deck to watch planes take off and land. Often I would step outside onto the roof of the East or West arcade to a...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Surf Air work in the North East US?
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: Could Surf Air work in the North East US?

With Surf Air finding a nice little niche of wealthier people flying around California and Nevada could this work in the NE United States? For example, you live in CT and work in Mid Town Manhattan, that is a 2-3 hour drive or a two-hour train (when they work that is) whereas flying probably would ...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Temporary Airport Closures
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Re: Temporary Airport Closures

Probably not how you meant it, but EWR was closed to all commercial traffic from the spring of 1942 until the end of WW2 when it operated as a US Army Air Forces facility. Commercial use resumed in early 1946.

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2091

Re: Airline History @ KISP

In the early 1990s CO flew 5x between ISP and EWR using ATR42s.

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 157140

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Providing the AA/QF joint venture is approved, the next Australia-US service will be to ORD https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-plans-non-stop-boeing-787-flights-to-chicago-or-seattle?utm_source=hero Since SYD is out of range for the 789, would it be BNE or MEL that QF would launch initially? MEL is so...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 6081

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

I rarely flew on NW, but the last time, somewhere around 1992, gave me the impression it wasn't that great for employees or passengers. I was scheduled to take a flight from SFO to MSP, connecting to EWR. The SFO flight was a continuation of service from Tokyo. That flight was serious delayed, so I ...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 20 major airports in the world by actual passenger growth during H1 2018 vs H1 2017 (airports +2.5 million pax):
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Re: Top 20 major airports in the world by actual passenger growth during H1 2018 vs H1 2017 (airports +2.5 million pax):

The PANJNY recently released airport stats for June. According to them during the first 6 months of 2018 EWR's revenue passenger numbers increased by 7.6% over the same period 2017, from 20,878,785 to 22,475,006. If you added in non-revenue numbers, then the TOTAL number of passengers during Jan-Jun...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4748

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Is there a list of number of destinations by airport?


I'm curious to know if by destination they mean airport or city. MDW and ORD both serve Chicago so if counting by city it's 1 destination, if counting by airport it's 2.

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 5959

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Many years ago I flew in and stretched fuselage turboprop Beech 18 operated by Allegheny Commuter. I also was a passenger on board a Nord 262 and the re-engined version called the Mohawk 298. They may not be considered "rare", but their numbers in the USA were quite limited.

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Lands on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago
Replies: 15
Views: 4674

Re: Plane Lands on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

I just saw the story on WLS ch 7. It's truly astounding that there were no cars involved and the pilot and possible passenger (reporters trying to find out) are safe! The discussion now is how to get that plane safely off the busy road with 3/4 southbound lanes blocked during rush hour on Friday.

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

This won't make me friends on here, but isn't time we have fewer flights, larger aircraft, and gulp - high speed trains between some cities (at least in the US)? As you probably know, there is high-speed train service on the Northeast Corridor connecting Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Balt...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3188

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

Interesting, what causes this at LGA and MDW? I recall that for LGA planes would descend over Flushing Meadows Park and then over Flushing they'd make a sharp left to the runway. You had Shea Stadium to contend with and Flushing Bay. Also for a long time there was a small private field, Flushing Ai...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3654

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

Why not EWR after Donald Trump? Trump is a Noo Yohka. EWR is not in Noo Yohk. There is at least one photo of Albert Einstein at Newark Airport. Einstein did live and work in Princeton which is in New Jersey, just like EWR. Maybe the airport should be renamed Albert Einstein Newark International Air...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4533

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

I recall seeing posts on this site regarding new aircraft where passengers would stand for the duration of the trip. Add a few poles and straps to hang onto and voila, a flying subway car.

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 6215

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

I wouldn't even call WN a value airline anymore. They're often times not even the cheapest option anymore. They no longer hold the price advantage that they used to. A couple years back I flew on NK from MCI to LAS for $150 cheaper round trip than WN and that was after I upgraded to the big front s...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 667
Views: 83465

Re: ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

jumbojet wrote:
ATL is no surprise. They say that in order to get to heaven, you have to pass through ATL.


Who is "they"? Obviously ATL isn't anyone's idea of heaven! :wink2:

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?
Replies: 21
Views: 3266

Re: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?

United YVR to EWR United nonstop. I prefer to fly all UA metal, but my last trip YVR-SFO-EWR took 20 hours due to a misconnect in SFO and then a subsequently lengthy delay SFO - EWR. AC flys a 789 non stop... nice flight and anytime I have been on it, load factors seem decent.... According to the U...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47544

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I wonder what their NYC area airport will be. We can likely rule out LGA, JFK, and EWR. TEB is too small. HPN is already full, and SWF is pretty far away. Maybe they can try FRG? I’d go with ISP, but ISP mainly serves a market of its own. ISP is just under 2 hours (give or take depending on traffic...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 157140

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Another perspective on Musk's tunnel/transport project: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/06/for-1-billion-elon-musks-tunnel-to-ohare-would-be-a-miracle/562841/ "...one aspect of the proposed Loop concept would be incredibly valuable if Musk actually pulled it off, and not just to Ch...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 103
Views: 15399

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

EWR is missing a flight to Oceania, although if rumored NZ service to AKL (nonstop) does happen (some 1500 nm less distant than SIN) then it will join the club. Ethiopean has nonstop service to Africa.

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by EWRandMDW
Tue May 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9861

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Everyone is concerned about JFK effects. What about EWR? AS has 14 daily departures from EWR to SAN, LAX (ex VX), SJC, SFO (ex VX), PDX, and SEA! Maybe AS can move their base 20 miles west to be near EWR! Everyone will still call it "New York" and it would be a win for pilots and for NJ.

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by EWRandMDW
Sun May 13, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23889

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

These days it seems the 321 is getting more attention than the 330. Perhaps this is a case of sibling rivalry where the "older" child acts out badly?

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9749

Re: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

This can be the economy "Catacombs Class" where sleeping berths are stacked up 2-4 high on both sides of the aisle running on for the length of the compartment. Of course, with more $$, you can be in your own private "Coffin Class" berth! No thank you!

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 8316

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

Back in the early 1980s EWR had one BA and one AF Concorde arrive within an hour of each other. If memory serves, the reason was bad weather at JFK. At that time EWR had very limited long-haul service. It was cool to watch them land from the enclosed observation area of the North Terminal (ex main t...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 26467

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

ORD and MDW numbers for Dec-2017 finally posted to the website. Here is the finalized tally and the table for the top airports in the category of very large and large hubs in the US. HNL statistics are not yet out so that has been left out. Rank Airport Total pax International pax Intl. pax % 2016 ...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?
Replies: 19
Views: 3480

Re: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?

http://dl.fltmaps.com/en

Check the detail for the flight between SLC and EWR and you'll note the state the airport is located in as NY.
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http://dl.fltmaps.com/en

Check the detail for the flight between SLC and EWR and you'll note the state the airport is located in as NY.

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?
Replies: 19
Views: 3480

Re: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?

Not sure why any of this matters, but BWI, DCA, IAD, FLL, and PHL are all further east and none are focus cities (there's also YYZ which is basically treated as domestic). Mileage wise, there is also TPA and MCO. SLC-CLT 1727 SLC-IAD 1828 SLC-DCA 1852 SLC-BWI 1865 SLC-TPA 1888 SLC-PHL 1927 SLC-MCO ...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant carrier @ EWR before PE
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: Dominant carrier @ EWR before PE

If my memory serves, during the 1906s into the mid-1970s EA always seemed to have the most scheduled daily departures, with around 50. Given that the EA Air Shuttle also operated out of EWR, there were occasional extra sections of the scheduled flights. I really loved standing on the observation pla...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Honest Airline Commerical
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: The Honest Airline Commerical

That was a hysterically funny video! And pretty sad too, because it smacked of truth. Did anyone notice the aircraft registration ending in DL at the 1:00 minute mark? I wonder if that was accidental or if the videographers wanted to make a point?

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 26467

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

As you can see from my id on this post, EWR is one of my 2 favorite airports. I went to the PANYNJ site and saw they did indeed post November stats. Counting revenue and non-revenue passengers, for the first 11 months of 2017 40,655,986 flew through EWR. Projecting through December, using the 12 mo...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 20720

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

STLGPH,

I'm not suggesting Concourse C be expanded. What I'm saying is since those 3 existing gates seem to be barely used, why not have WN use them?

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7455

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

I consider the 727, especially the -200, to be a really sexy looking airplane. I've flown on many 727s during my life, the first on a UA -100 in 1970 from EWR to ORD and the last I think was in 2001 on a UA -200 from EWR to ORD. In between there were flights on PI, EA, AA, NW, DL, CO, KP, PE, and ma...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 20720

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

Same here. The last international additions were in 2013. I would like to see a 2x weekly MDW-PVR/SJD. How are the loads/yields on WN international routes out of MDW? I wonder if the lack of international adds is due to trouble with competing with ORD's extensive international flights. How much roo...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73947

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

wouldn't EWR SNA/BUR be preferable? No competition and they have strong presence at those stations Does BUR have runways long enough for a fully loaded, transcontinental 73G to take off? A 73G a good question. An 320 appears to have no problems for B6's transcons to JFK. Maybe this is a situation w...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73947

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I'm guessing that if WN acquires at least 2 more gates at EWR they could start EWR-LAX and maybe EWR-SJC and add frequencies to existing EWR-SAN and EWR-OAK routes.

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 157140

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

A suggestion was made to extend MDW's runway 4L-22R to a point NE of 55th St onto land cuurently occupied by a parking lot. That would cut access to 55th St and make it difficult to get to the economy garage on 55th near Laramie from the east. If you're going to do that, then maybe 13C-31C could be ...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 26467

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

[quote="iyerhari" The NYC area total pax for EWR, JFK and LGA equals 124,619,004 pax. The distant second is the Chicago area (ORD and MDW). .[/quote] The point is that ORD and MDW are both physically in Chicago. If you take the two airports, JFK and LGA, that are physically in NYC, their a...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 26467

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

As you can see from my id on this post, EWR is one of my 2 favorite airports. I went to the PANYNJ site and saw they did indeed post November stats. Counting revenue and non-revenue passengers, for the first 11 months of 2017 40,655,986 flew through EWR. Projecting through December, using the 12 mon...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 157140

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

If 13L-31R is closed, would it be feasible to extend current 13R-31L to at least 5000 ft x 100 feet wide to help accommodate bizjets and private planes?

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark aviation before EWR
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Newark aviation before EWR

October 2018 will mark the 90th birthday of Newark Airport. That is an important anniversary to be sure. But I had heard rumors that Newark had an airport with scheduled service long before EWR. I finally found documentation of that fact. Back in early December 1919, nearly 9 years before the openin...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4492

Re: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?

Some 30+ years ago NW had a DC10 (>> 200 seats) operating EWR-PHL (< 90 statute miles) and AL Commuter had Nord 262s (< 30 seats) on the same route. Goliath and David-sized aircraft!!

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?
Replies: 64
Views: 9993

Re: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?

I have never flown B6 because I live near Chicago MDW and B6 chose not to serve that airport. Instead I fly WN which long ago replaced UA and AA as my carrier of choice. I can get to ORD easily enough and fly B6 from there, but why would I? Anyway, to the issue at hand. A previous poster suggested t...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Very Strange Airliner Concepts
Replies: 18
Views: 2473

Re: Very Strange Airliner Concepts

VFW614. I wish I had been able to fly in one. It would have been interesting!

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