Meteorologist From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4023 times:
As my first post to a.net and as a native Detroiter, I figure I should post on the comments about KDET:
It seems to me that I recall the City of Detroit promising Southwest over and over that they would extend runways at DET in order for Southwest to stay. When they promised and failed over and over again, Southwest moved to DTW. Am I correct on this? And if so, why would they expect additional meaningful (something more substantial than the now defunct ProAir) commerical service with the daunting capacity of DTW only about 25 miles away and the additional capacity of FNT only 50 miles away? Even the county executive of Oakland County, the largest county in the area outside of the one Detroit lies in, is trying to push people in Oakland County to use FNT regularly, and with increases in service there from DL, NW, FL, new service from CO and ATA, I just don't understand. In fact, I'm flying YX to FNT on Friday. Just curious on comments.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3968 times:
I live in Florida now, but I was looking for information online about the DTW expansion projects and somehow I pulled up an article in the free Press about Mayor Kwame threatening to close DET if it doesn't make improvements soon.
I remember a couple years ago there was talk about Pan Am III and another small company serving DET. Pan Am III I thought was supposed to fly between DET and that East St. Louis airport, I don't remember the other company.
ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3940 times:
Hard to believe, but the area where this plane (Piper Aztec) crashed...just south of Detroit City Airport...is a neighborhood of brand new homes....who would have ever thought you would see new homes being built near City Airport....this is one of the most run-down areas of the city.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....