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by airfrnt
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 89965

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

There is a line in the banking industry that applies here, and is the reason why I still think EK will pull the trigger here - even without the performance improvement that Airbus and RR promised. When you loan someone a little money, and they default - they have a problem. When you loan someone a l...

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by airfrnt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17011

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

A couple of things here: 1) The title here is about foreign flags into New York, not into London. BA folks, there is lift outside of Heathrow ;-) 2) The problem with DY has never been their product. They have great brand new planes, with low prices and great customer service. The question is, is thi...

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by airfrnt
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Airways to Denver
Replies: 37
Views: 4111

Re: Cayman Airways to Denver

Denver has been on a absolute tear. They broke 200 daily destinations last week (the fourth largest US airport by destinations), are about to add another European non-stop courtesy United.

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by airfrnt
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 18948

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

I take the non-stop to FRA from DEN fairly frequently, and it's always blasted. I'm surprised that LH hasn't upguaged it yet but adding a third german non-stop is not a bad choice (LH already flies to both FRA and MUC). That said, it seems like the Norwegian flights are still trucking around as well...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport evacuated August 7th, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4818

Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

I travel through German airports fairly regularly. Frankfurt is much better than Berlin, but I’ve always been shocked at the security practices at both airports. Some of it’s lovely. you can get onto a plane without anyone ever checking your ID. But I’ve also seen people walk right around Metal dete...

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by airfrnt
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall renovation begins
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: DEN Great Hall renovation begins

The lounge is going into A. I have to admit, this confuses me a bit, as I would have suspected that Plaza Premium would want C (since WN as no lounges) while AMEX would prefer the international on A.

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by airfrnt
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall renovation begins
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: DEN Great Hall renovation begins

Amazingly, this is only one of a half of dozen major projects. It's the most visible project, but probably not the one that will make the biggest difference. Almost as large is the effort to finish building out A,B,C, which will result in 39 new gates, and all three concourses being fully "tele...

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by airfrnt
Thu May 31, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12287

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Until my kids were old enough to answer questions or pay full price for a seat, I was asked for a birth certificate _every single time_ we flew. On a few occassions we had to produce something else with their birthday on it.... Married, white, etc.

Kinda doubt it was a racial thing.

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by airfrnt
Wed May 30, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

I think they could simply set up the new gates on either end of B with an FIS 'segregation system' (for lack of a better phrase). Passengers get of the plane, go thru the arrival process (i.e. customs, immigration, and security) then simply reenter the main B concourse. This is what they do at IAD....

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by airfrnt
Wed May 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Here are the exact new gates being built:
A- West
12 gates

B-West
4 gates

B-East
7 (narrow body gates)

C-East
16 gates

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by airfrnt
Wed May 30, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

I haven't seen this question posed anywhere, so I'll ask here. In regards to DIA's plan for the "Great Hall" and moving security to the 6th level with ticketing, how will this affect the roadways on the east and west side of the terminal as passengers being dropped off will now have half ...

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by airfrnt
Wed May 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

I’m not sure if this is even possible but for the *A sake I would imagine that having FIS at B would be very helpful. Especially for UA and LH which could allow for easier connections as it’s not exactly convenient to connect the way everything is set up as is. It's not bad the way it is. Incoming ...

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by airfrnt
Wed May 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Concourse A West will get an additional 12 gates, B West will get 4 additional gates, B East will get 9 additional gates, and Concourse C East will get 16 gates. B concourse will not be gaining any gates. The odd B81-91 will be going away (the north side of the south UAX finger), and the UAX gates ...

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by airfrnt
Sun May 06, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9600

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

MCI had a shot at being what DEN is today - unfortunately the design of the airport was just wrong, and rather then fixing it when TWA sued the city and the airport (which, to be fair to the CITY was the design that TWA demanded)t, they doubled down on the design. Beyond just the security constraint...

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by airfrnt
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 6144

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

A few things to this discussion: 1) Both UA and WN plan aggressive international and domestic expansions of their Denver hub. 2) Denver is adding a massive amount of gates to keep up with the demand. Each concourse will be fully built out within the next 6-7 years, plus the main terminal is being ex...

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by airfrnt
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?

As noted above, there are two lounges coming in. The most important may actually be the Plaza Premium going into the A concourse. this is Plaza Premium's first US lounge, and the build out is immense. International flights usually depart from A, so I think this location will be excellent. Southwest ...

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by airfrnt
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 20630

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I've heard consistently that WN plans to dramatically expand DEN - I think this still has to wait until the new gates are in, but it is worth watching and seeing what happens.

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by airfrnt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 42337

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

False Equivalence. Local government incentives and government contracts (which actually result in separate products being delivered) do not equal programs that would otherwise be bankrupt and failed, and far below market value plane sales. How do you think the 787 program would have went if Boeing ...

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by airfrnt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 42337

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Just as a question, what do you think the payment from Canada to Bombardier was? Both manufacturers get government aid, as has been amply documented in this thread. A 300 percent tariff--which would have put the cost each aircraft sold far beyond the actual cost of making the aircraft--was not 'lev...

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by airfrnt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 42337

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

BOOM! No to corporate welfare! Jim Just as a question, what do you think the payment from Canada to Bombardier was? The 300 percent wasn't warranted adn was typical Trump stupidity. But the fact still remains that this program was rescued and saved by Canadian interference. If you are going to have...

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by airfrnt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 42337

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Excellent news for free trade. Now Boeing please get back to the old ways of Boeing and show some innovation and courage. Forget the ways of McDonnell re hashing old designs and do something which will make you great again. Bill Allen didn’t give the go ahead for the 707 & 747 by complaining ab...

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by airfrnt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 60503

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

It was and is a near thing. Airbus and its suppliers get and maintain production at their new minimum of 6 planes a year. EK gets a guarantee of ten years of production. Small question, might EK be pushing for at least one more PIP? And the most comfortable plane will be here for a good piece longe...

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by airfrnt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 60503

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Leahy’s finally manages to close the additional a380 orders he had claimed the last four year. After airbus going public with plans to shutter the line to hold EK hostage here, I suspect it will be a Pyrrhic victor, and other carriers will treat the plane with even more skepticism, but we will see. ...

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by airfrnt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5863

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

I fly the 787 from DEN to LGW all the time, even when I am going to FRA, simply because I feel much better with the higher pressurization and humidity, plus a business seat on Norwegian is typically cheaper then a premium economy seat on LH. I might have to try the A350 though, and see if I get the ...

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by airfrnt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5863

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

In terms of up-gauging, LH has asked DEN before what it would take to do dual level boarding for the A380 (not much). While I could see LH taking the 744 route and going to a 748i, I don't see them going to a A380 anytime soon. I think they will wait to see what the three additional new European fli...

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by airfrnt
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 87764

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

One more thought - the focus here is on EK and the A380, but what does this do to absolutely anyone else ordering the A380? There is no reason that anyone would look at the A380, now that Airbus has basically said that the program is one life support to see if EK issues a do-not-recessitate or not. ...

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by airfrnt
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 87764

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

It's a good tact by Airbus. If Airbus ends the A380 program, EK and the leasing companies take a huge hit in terms of resale value of the (insanely huge) percentage of the overall A380 family that they have a financial interest in. It's like the old saying - if you own the bank money, you are in tro...

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by airfrnt
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5359

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?

short answer is no. Like it or not, ATL is going to get a lot bigger. ATL's 2016 master plan includes a new 6th runway and a brand new 'G' concourse. Also, concourse D and T will become expanded and extended. If need be, and this is way further down the line, they're plans to build a 'H' and 'I' co...

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by airfrnt
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5359

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?

No. The beauty of the midfield concourse design that Atlanta (and Denver) operate is that it is extremely space efficient for expansion of the airport. As a connecting hub, this allows for more and more traffic to be concentrated at a single airport, which in turn also allows more flights that would...

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by airfrnt
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 706171

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

nothing explains it to me. I can't help wondering whether some of what went on in Dubai might be explained by Dubai attempting to persuade the US Senate not to go ahead with this: http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/11/16/senate-tax-bill-contains-stealth-attack-emirates-etihad-qatar/ Hones...

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by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Frontier uses Denver as their hub and they are going through some major expansion airports and routes wise. They could possibly use the extra gates. Given the new order fort aircraft - 134 for Frontier - I'd say so: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/15/frontier-boosts-fleet-size/ "Frontier wil...

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by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

SPREE34 wrote:
39 new gates, and the terminal infrastructure is already reaching it's limits. This ought to be a real goat rope in about 2025.


Between this, and the great haul overhaul, the additional train set, and the replacement of conveyances, what are you concerned about?

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by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Mildly-related question: does anyone know whether B is *wider* than A and C? It's obviously longer, but somebody was trying to tell me today that he thought B was also wider. I thought maybe that's just because B has two lanes of moving walkways in each direction while the other concourses only hav...

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by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

The city council approved the expansion last night so it looks like construction will start next spring. If you look at the mock-up images of the concourse expansions, it’s interesting to see that the A concourse will feature 9 widebody gates - I wonder if any will feature a 3rd jetbridge for any f...

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by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 706171

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Sometime in the end of the 1960's PanAm founder Juan Trippe said to Boeing CEO Bill Allen regarding the 747: "If you build it, we buy it". And Allen replied: "If you buy it, we build it!" Oh yeah - the good old times when things like this were way simpler than now... :old: To be...

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by airfrnt
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Just curious, could you simply build out the ends of each concourse, under the original terminal design, and add sufficient gates to avoid the need to add Concourse D. I seem to recall reading something back in the day when the airport opened that if fully extended, each concourse was capable of ap...

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by airfrnt
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

As a few have mentioned earlier, I see DL adding unique flights from DEN, they expanded operations when they moved from C to A and added a Sky Lounge. While United, Frontier, and Southwest continue to compete for similar markets, I think DL, with its different US footprint will be the dark horse he...

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by airfrnt
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Southwest leadership has said that the plan is to grow denver to 250 flights, maybe as much as 300, and have it be their largest station. United has called for a 50% capacity increase at DEN. Combined with the growth of F9 at Denver, I don't really know if I can see that as anywhere near being sust...

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by airfrnt
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Is DEN considered gate restricted now? I though each of the big 3 had some slack in their gate utilization at the moment. Granted, more gates would allow more growth, but I was under the impression that lack of DEN gates were not given as a reason for not adding another nonstop city somewhere now. ...

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by airfrnt
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Is DEN considered gate restricted now? I though each of the big 3 had some slack in their gate utilization at the moment. Granted, more gates would allow more growth, but I was under the impression that lack of DEN gates were not given as a reason for not adding another nonstop city somewhere now. ...

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by airfrnt
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 6965

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

Leahy has been perhaps the biggest reason for Airbu’s success since the introduction of the A320. As with anyone with that much power, who has been there that long, the number of skeletons about to come out of the closet are going to be non-trivial. Ray not getting the job is a pretty strong indicat...

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by airfrnt
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15521

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Southwest leadership has said that the plan is to grow denver to 250 flights, maybe as much as 300, and have it be their largest station. United has called for a 50% capacity increase at DEN, and was actually present at the city council meeting where they voted on this proposal to endorse it. In add...

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by airfrnt
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

A couple of more details from the vote on the biz committee in Denver: 1) There will be a additional train added to the train system to increase capacity. 2) They anticipate that this will cover the airport for the next 15 years, or to roughly 80 million passengers. 3) There are growth projections t...

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by airfrnt
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 22937

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

To say that the 787 flies a lot of P2P routes, one has to change the P2P definition to H2P and talk about that P2P always meant H2P. There has been very few real P2P routes opened by the 787 and still fewer that could not have been done by an A330 or 767.. Well to be semantically pedantic, the OP w...

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by airfrnt
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Are there any plans to renovate or at least update the existing concourses? Its my understanding that the extension plans includes some interior work and new concessions. Does this entail that the concourses will receive a general revamp? As much as I like DEN it hasn't seen any major renovations s...

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by airfrnt
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Denver International - 16,000 foot runway
Replies: 16
Views: 3850

Re: Denver International - 16,000 foot runway

Well, if it was at DEN - like the automated baggage handling system - it wouldn't work anyway. He He, is that still an issue? :D Remember when that caused chaos No, it's not an issue any longer - they gave up on the automated system years ago. I've always maintained that it could have been redesign...

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by airfrnt
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Are they planning to expand the immigration and customs facilities now that the A concourse is getting a bunch more international gate capacity? As noted, there is no problem with the actual immigration and customs facilities. The biggest bottleneck is actually the number of international gates, wh...

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by airfrnt
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Is there any architectural renderings or maps of what the concourses will look like after all the work is complete. In regards to the concourse a temporary gates at the east end what's that look like and shouldn't it be ready soon. Not yet, I will post if I come across anything. I would't expect it...

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by airfrnt
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 137
Views: 23602

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

To put this another way, the airport design in for 60/40 connecting. So far, it has been 60/40 O&D. With this expansion, the airport could easily handle a total shift to 60/40 connecting (assuming the price per emplacement doesn't grow too badly) without breaking a sweat. Then, like ATL, it's o...

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