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by United787
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 867
Views: 86635

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

planespotter20 wrote:
The lack of information allows us to paint a far darker picture than what the reality is.


The CDA could learn something that the airlines still haven't always figured out: communicate, communicate, communicate.

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by United787
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 271
Views: 34833

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

So, will ORD become primarily a domestic connecting hub for AA with some international service to its partner's hubs at NRT and LHR? Plus some seasonal leisure routes to Europe and the Caribbean? (I do applaud their growth in those markets). But is this sustainable for AA? I would imagine there woul...

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by United787
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22346

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Odd they are announcing new colors without showing how they will be used.

I like the palette but still miss the premerger UA livery :( Hopefully they will end up with something better.

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by United787
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15079

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

It doesn't make sense to me, either. For some unknown reason, UA does not want to add anything to Mediterranean destinations from ORD, despite the fact that there are a lot of Chicagoans that do go to that part of the world frequently. No other carriers go to ATH from ORD, either. In contrast, AA h...

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by United787
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14037

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Good on Canada for taking a tough stance on Saudi Arabia. I wish the US would stand up to that backwater. They are no better than Iran and in many ways much much worse.

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by United787
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 867
Views: 86635

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

But, if you goto Google maps and turn off the 3D (upper left "hamburger" icon), you will see the most recent satellite view. Update: Google has changed how to change the satellite view. If you are seeing the 3D version of the satellite view, goto the "hamburger" icon drop down m...

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by United787
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)
Replies: 21
Views: 6511

Re: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)

In any case Barcelona locals have a disdain for tourists: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/barcelona-locals-hate-tourists-why-reasons-spain-protests-arran-airbnb-locals-attacks-graffiti-a7883021.html And tourists have heard! https://www.tourism-review.com/barcelona-loses-million...

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by United787
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 867
Views: 86635

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Does anyone have a phasing diagram for the work related to RWY 27C. I'm assuming it is a little early for a phasing diagram for O'hare 21. Finally, is the existing terminal for the APM getting torn down because of RWY 27C? I don't have what you are looking for and I doubt anything like that exists ...

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by United787
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15079

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

This will likely help them funnel more of the TLV connecting traffic through IAD and focus EWR/TLV on O&D. They are clearly going after some form of O&D on this route though. If it was going to be about connections, they would have opted for ORD. Not if they are trying to build connections ...

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by United787
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45884

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

That video is crazy disturbing, wow! So happy everyone made it out!

It seems like the weather got significantly worse from the start of the take off to them being airborne.

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by United787
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts back IAD-MIA as AA exits
Replies: 19
Views: 3917

Re: UA starts back IAD-MIA as AA exits

I would think UA would have better success on IAD-MIA. For AA, it was probably mostly O&D on the Washington D.C. end of things and IAD is not the preferred O&D airport. But for UA, they can connect from the northern US, Canada, Europe and Asia through IAD as well as pick up O&D. I am gla...

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by United787
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/29/2018:AM Adds DTW-QRO;DL Adds DTW-SJC, Drops DTW-TUL,LAX-OAK;UA Adds SFO-MUC,IAD-MIA;VC SFB Focus City
Replies: 52
Views: 9366

Re: OAG Changes 7/29/2018:AM Adds DTW-QRO;DL Adds DTW-SJC, Drops DTW-TUL,LAX-OAK;UA Adds SFO-MUC,IAD-MIA;VC SFB Focus Ci

I would think UA would have better success on IAD-MIA. For AA, it was probably mostly O&D on the Washington D.C. end of things and IAD is not the preferred O&D airport. But for UA, they can connect from the northern US, Canada, Europe and Asia through IAD.

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by United787
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4512

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

I am actually a little shocked they don't already fly there. Mexico only has three countries that it borders. I would assume there would be air service to it's neighbors. As to why BZE rather than CTM? If this is more for tourism as suggested, so much of the tourism for Belize is accessed through BZ...

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by United787
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 867
Views: 86635

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Looks great, congrats to MDW!!!

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by United787
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27183

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Just came across some videos of a few days ago about the recovery efforts and a tour of the temporary facilities at SXM by the Acting Chief Operations Officer. Should be quite educational for the "totally destroyed and it can't be done and/or will take years before any plane will return" ...

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by United787
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia staff accused of 'screaming' as flight plummets 20,000 feet
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Re: AirAsia staff accused of 'screaming' as flight plummets 20,000 feet

Seems like the flight crew isn't the only panicked ones here... shame on CNN for using the word "plummets" as click-bait... in the video, they also used the words "suddenly dropped 20,000 feet" and "fell from 34,000 to 10,000 feet". Sounds like the plane "DESCENDED...

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by United787
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

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

ORDfan wrote:
Some renderings and video posted below.


Thank you for sharing! I like airy bright design but the ceiling seems really low above the security area.

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by United787
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16484

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

No thank you. UA doesn't need B6 and UA doesn't need to go through another merger.

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by United787
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 135
Views: 35368

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

Congratulations to the Saints!

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by United787
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6306

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

Love it! Farewell to the Queen, she will be missed. Glad to hear a familiar Chicago voice, Bill Kurtis.

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by United787
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil to fly to Rome
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: LATAM Brasil to fly to Rome

This seems like a no brainer, right?

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by United787
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

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

I stand corrected, 8 times larger!!!

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by United787
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

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

I know your drawing is rough but that bridge seems like an enormous overkill, no? I agree that the security area was undersized and needs to be larger, but 5 times larger?

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by United787
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27183

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

This quote from yesterday's statement has me confused: "St. Maarten as a destination has been hit hard and the road to recovery is long, but we still do have some hotel inventory that can be serviced and we still want potential investors here." Are they saying that there is some hotel inve...

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by United787
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13066

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

The biggest constraint at LAX is geography... with no large land mass west of California (until you hit Australia or Asia), there will be limited opportunities for connections. For most people living in the US, LAX is only a good gateway for Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and French Polynesia.

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by United787
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27183

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

I saw this on another forum... Air Canada YYZ - SXM: resumes Dec 16 (1 weekly) Air Caraibes ORY - SXM: resumes Oct 7 (2 weekly) PTP - SXM: resumes Oct 13 (3 weekly) Air France CDG - SXM: resumes Oct 29 (6 times per week, Tuesday service axed - was daily last winter) Air Transat YYZ - SXM: resumes De...

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by United787
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

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

Thank you ORDfan for the information on the new L gates. stlgph: I trust that UA, AA and ORD will use of the known stats of how they currently use (and will use in the future) their gates for their international operations and pretty easily figure out what they need from the new T2. The diagram we h...

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by United787
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

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

It doesn't say how it will be connected and the diagram doesn't show it. Not sure what that means exactly. I never quite understood how that would work... you check in a western terminal and take a train or something to your concourse... fine. But when you arrive, how does your bag know to goto the ...

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by United787
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12626

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

Putting his comments aside, the airline industry in the US has come a long way and I think they have finally figured out some sort of equilibrium post deregulation, it took 35 years and many bankruptcies. The airlines will have years with losses but they shouldn't be crippling. No more flying presti...

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by United787
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

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

A couple of things: 1) From reading the article, this plan seems to be a product of both the City and the Airlines... while not a final plan, it sounds as though everyone agrees to this in concept so that is why they submitted this to the FAA. 2) I think the discuss between who wins between UA and A...

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by United787
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27183

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

I am a little surprised at the level of damage to the terminal. Wouldn't one expect a major civic and modern facility to hold up better under hurricane conditions? I hope they replace the roof with something more resilient. This will have anmajor impact on some of the neighboring islands also, some ...

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by United787
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: ORD Master Plan

Any chance that the new T2 could be a sterile area so international pax could transfer to other international flights without having to go through US Customs? Can't see this paranoid current administration allowing it and given ORD's geographic location, maybe not even that big of a benefit to the A...

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by United787
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: ORD Master Plan

Great news! Very exciting development for ORD! I love this plan much more than the previous schematics they provided for a couple of reasons: 1) It keeps T1 (B&C) mostly intact which I think is architecturally one of the best in the US; 2) It keeps the T2 arrivals building intact, the only part ...

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by United787
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

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

Awesome news! Congrats to UA, AA and the City on coming together on a deal like this, I knew it was going to happen.

Thank you kngkyle for keeping this thread going!

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by United787
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

Re: Chicago Aviation News

9C-27C started last year https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-ohare-runway-center-20160810-story,amp.html Thank you! 14R/32L will be removed in 2019 9C/27C will be completed in 2020 The extension of 9R/27L will be in completed in 2021 That should complete the run...

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by United787
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5563

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Local news in San Diego said Delta is 1st airline to offer texting. Huh? I've been texting on UA for over a year now! My wife and I have also been texting on our iPhone on UA for free...but can't figure out why or how??? This happens when we don't pay for wifi also... To all of the Delta fanboys......

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by United787
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

Re: Chicago Aviation News

I am anxiously awaiting for news from ORD about the future of the terminals. Hopefully something big will be announced by the end of the year. The only terminal construction that is happening for sure is the expansion to T3 Concourse L - 5 Gates. With the lack of information coming out about this pr...

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by United787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?

ryan78 wrote:
The only time it was really a problem was Saturday afternoons, which was SXM's busiest day by far compared to other days.(


That is the only time I have been at SXM (3 times) because that is when the singular weekly UA ORD-SXM flight arrives and departs. I guess my experience is not balanced...

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by United787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?

A388 wrote:
If it really was feasible they would have done this a long time ago already. There's no room for these taxiways.

A388


With all due respect, just because it hasn't been done, doesn't mean it isn't feasible. It isn't feasible with the current landfill but with some fill, it would be.

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by United787
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?

A new taxiway would require filling a little of the bay and a new road. Not sure what the environmental impact would be and how strict the environmental regulations are here. Although the Dutch are experts holding back the sea.

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by United787
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

SXM - Post Irma - Opportunity to add a taxiway?

First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are to everyone affected by Irma on St. Martin/Sint Maarten. I have been thinking about the future of SXM once the rebuilding begins and tourism starts to bounce back. It will, but it will take time. I think SXM is still best situated to serve as a gateway...

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by United787
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Portuguese Renaissance
Replies: 21
Views: 4231

Re: The Portuguese Renaissance

Great to see the tourism business booming in Portugal! Visited in 2011 with my wife and 1 year old daughter and loved it. Perfect combination of sites, food, weather, culture... and the people all seemed so genuinely happy to have us there. Quite a difference from other popular European destinations...

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by United787
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25864

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

MaxTrimm wrote:
UA announced EWR-PDL last week. That’s (I’m sure) the reason they are starting it.


Are you sure? UA announced EWR-OPO (Porto) last week. OPO and PDL are both technically in Portugal, very different destinations.

Congrats to DL, great to see them thinking out of the box.

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by United787
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4912

Re: United new safety video!

Not as creative as the other two but I enjoyed. I think people will pay attention these much more than the regular ones, even if they are longer... so if that is true, than they are effective and that is the point...

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by United787
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52568

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Does anyone know the status of the Caribbean airports:

SXM
SFG
SBH
AXA
EIS
VIJ
NGD
STT
SJU
GDT
XSC
PLS

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by United787
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14395

Re: United opens. New summer seasonal routes!

OPO is great news, love Porto! I flew there a few years ago on UA/LH/TP but was routed ORD-DUS-LIS-OPO... would be nice to do ORD-EWR-OPO!

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by United787
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52568

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

DL sent a rescue flight today to St. Thomas to get some US citizens out that have been stuck on the island since the hurricane. DL is flying a 757 is flying ATL-STT-SJU-DTW this afternoon. Good to hear! I have a friend that is stranded in Turks. Couldn't get out before the storm and still can't get...

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by United787
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26434

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Congrats to IAH and UA, great news! Nice to see an IAH long haul route that isn't energy industry dependent.

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by United787
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52568

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Found some photos of the damage in St. Bart's: https://twitter.com/bienglace/status/905610697656107009 Although flooded, the roofs of the buildings in Gustavia look relatively intact. The cars at the airport rental lot look like they were tossed around like toys. The pictures look better than I thou...

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