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by United787
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 16557

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

IAD has yet to see it's best days, they are coming. Just like JFK saw it's rebirth, so will IAD. DCA has limited growth potential and the metro region will continue to grow in the direction of IAD. The Silver Line will surely help...although it won't be the cure. The biggest mistake, IMHO, was not r...

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by United787
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 53
Views: 8925

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I still stand by what I said and that is the minority should never negatively impact the majority. Face mask and gloves or don't fly. It's getting all too common now. Perhaps better parenting would reduce the prevalence. I went to a major chain restaurant and all of the pastas were gluten free. I a...

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by United787
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 53
Views: 8925

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I sympathise but allergies these days are a badge of honour to some people. In all my years of flying people with severe nut allergies, NOT ONE has ever worn a surgical mask or worn gloves. If it was so deadly that a particle of peanut could cause a reaction, I'd make sure I took ALL precautions. O...

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by United787
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant
Replies: 87
Views: 12954

Re: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant

Everyone seems to be making this a black or white issue. I have a lot of empathy for this woman as she obviously has some serious issues, either situational with her divorce or maybe mental illness. Plus, when you think of all she is done to get as far as she has as a pilot and she may have just thr...

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by United787
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 455
Views: 39740

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Well that is a disappointment :( I love the toothpaste livery, unique and beautiful.

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by United787
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues
Replies: 50
Views: 8366

Re: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues

I think US airlines need to make a significant long term investment in their IT systems... Oscar spoke about it only two-weeks ago. Easier said then done. United CEO: There’s No Quick Fix for Airline IT Systems https://skift.com/2017/01/30/united-ceo-theres-no-quick-fix-for-airline-it-systems/ Some...

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by United787
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues
Replies: 50
Views: 8366

Re: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues

I think US airlines need to make a significant long term investment in their IT systems...

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by United787
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Might A New ATL Terminal Complex Look Like?
Replies: 15
Views: 2387

Re: What Might A New ATL Terminal Complex Look Like?

Are there any plans to replace any of the other terminals? From what I understand, the terminals are fairly tight. If so, how would they replace them without losing the two way aircraft ramp?

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by United787
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...
Replies: 42
Views: 7551

Re: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...

I had a guy a few weeks back wave me down to tell me he had left his cell phone in the airport. We were taxiing for takeoff. He was very upset and very animated. It was only at that point that I smelled liquor on his breath. I coordinated with the cockpit. They called the agent and like a team we t...

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by United787
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 59
Views: 7147

Re: Avianca to align with United?

LAXdude1023 wrote:
I go by the census. You can use the information below. The estimates are from 2015. Ill throw in the other UA hubs as a comparison:


Thank you!

Are these numbers just for the Cities listed or the Metro Areas?

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by United787
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 59
Views: 7147

Re: Avianca to align with United?

Chicago has very few South American residents for a city its size. Other than a fair number of Ecuadorians, there isnt much up there that will justify service based on community. I would be curious to see data that reflects that. You may be right but not that my own personal experience counts, I kn...

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by United787
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 59
Views: 7147

Re: Avianca to align with United?

I hope this means either UA or AV will start ORD-BOG. Or maybe even ORD-LIM!

Surprised AV doesn't fly BOG-IAH. They aren't revenue sharing and I would think this route would warrant AV and UA both flying that route.

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by United787
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Papeete airport closed - taxiways / apron underwater
Replies: 24
Views: 8524

Re: Papeete airport closed - taxiways / apron underwater

http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national ... ok-islands


Wouldn't BOB be a closer alternate to divert to? Or isn't the runway long enough anymore?
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Mortyman wrote:
An Airfrance 777 had to divert to Rarotonga, Cook Islands:

http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national ... ok-islands


Wouldn't BOB be a closer alternate to divert to? Or isn't the runway long enough anymore?

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by United787
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 15762

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

People seem to forget that Berlin was entirely re-built since WWII and huge parts of the centre we re-built since reunification, a feat no US city has ever had to undertake and for the most part it was completed and is hugely successful, so in perspective BER is a small undertaking. Give Germany so...

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by United787
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 15762

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

Reminds me a bit of the debacle involved in opening Denver International Airport over a decade ago. DIA was delayed 3 to 4 times (total delay about a year) due to an automated baggage handling system that they never did get to work. But the DIA delay was due primarily to just one system and if it w...

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by United787
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 137
Views: 19101

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Looks like there is a United 747-400 inbound to ORD right now. It is not a regularly scheduled flight but might really be the last -400 at ORD. Its N116UA so based on the info above will certainly be the last ORD flight for that frame. https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL2100/c237421 Over Minnesota no...

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by United787
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 137
Views: 19101

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Sad to see that UA will no longer be flying the Queen of the skies.

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by United787
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smisek today
Replies: 27
Views: 5791

Re: Smisek today

Boeing778X wrote:
Hopefully, Smisek will fade into obscurity and never touch an airline ever again.

He destroyed a great airline and made a bad airline worse :(


I wouldn't call CO bad, infact I thought they were pretty good.

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by United787
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second hand Dreamliners...
Replies: 63
Views: 14242

Re: Second hand Dreamliners...

Has any 787 been sold or released to another airline since it left Boeing?

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by United787
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa ends Tokyo Narita service in Jan 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 4186

Re: Lufthansa ends Tokyo Narita service in Jan 2017

Wow, that is shocking. I assume they fly to HND already?

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by United787
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 12858

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

I think some flight attendants could definitely learn some better methods of communicating with their passengers BUT, the flying public needs to learn that if flight attendant tells you to sit down, you sit down.

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by United787
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 8776

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

kordcj wrote:
Anyone around to notice UA 747s have left the building? Yesterday UA881 was the last scheduled flight operated by a 747. :(


No formal ceremony? They supposedly had their last flight once before, didn't they. And then they came back. Maybe they will return again :(

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by United787
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 98
Views: 14875

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

This all looks great but it seems like this would have been a good idea a long time ago. The whole terminal complex is such a hodge podge and extremely inefficient. I haven't been to JFK for years but it seems like it would be wasteful to just replace T1 (built in 1998), T4 (built in 2001) and T8 (b...

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by United787
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sits on floor during flight
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: passenger sits on floor during flight

I had no idea that it was legal to put a customer in a crew seat... Those seats look horribly uncomfortable but at least the crew doesn't have sit in them the whole flight...

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by United787
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront
Replies: 68
Views: 14574

Re: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront

Have they still not found the plane? So sad to see a whole family wiped out. RIP

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by United787
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 8776

Re: ORD 2017 Thread

Who is the largest at ORD? AA or UA in terms of passengers flown. Thanks in advance for the answere. Last time I checked, AA had more daily departures. I don't have the numbers off hand but I believe UA is larger for both metrics at ORD, aircraft movements and passengers. I love ORD as my home airp...

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by United787
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 10848

Re: UA ORD plans

Hoping will here about the rumored/assumed UA concourse expansion at ORD... without it, UA will at ORD will remain essentially flat.

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by United787
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with most trans Pacific flights?
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Re: Airlines with most trans Pacific flights?

What about NH (ANA) and JL?

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by United787
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced
Replies: 59
Views: 15942

Re: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced

fun2fly wrote:
Seat Map is also out on UA.com


I am disappointed that the E+ isn't 3-3-3 :( I am not expecting (nor do I think they need) a full premium economy - but a slightly wider seat over E would be logical.

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by United787
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced
Replies: 59
Views: 15942

Re: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced

Matt6461 wrote:
Any chance of seeing these from Chicago?


Probably not. ORD gets no love. No 767-400s - No 777-300ERs - No 787-8s - No 787-9s... :(

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by United787
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1651
Views: 111361

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Other question: Can the new painting facility in Charleston fit two 787's at the same time? Must be, because otherwise they would have to send some of them to Victorville & Co. for painting? As per the article, yes, it has two bays! Congrats to Boeing and Charleston. I think it is exciting to s...

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by United787
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1651
Views: 111361

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

A little bit like Soul Plane I could imagine!

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by United787
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the new UAL 773
Replies: 59
Views: 10842

Re: Where is the new UAL 773

I am very excited to see one of these in person! In addition to Chapter 11, I think the bigger reason UA didn't take a 77W earlier is that it didn't need it. UA already had a large 744 fleet that wasn't near retirement, yet, and a large 772 fleet. The 744 was already too much for them. The 77W is a ...

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by United787
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

Congratulations to Mr. Munoz and everyone at United! Does this mean that the merger is finally complete or are there some random elements of this airline that are still operating separately?

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by United787
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American rolls back secondary Cuba even more
Replies: 14
Views: 2914

Re: American rolls back secondary Cuba even more

If it was resorts, the Caribbean is littered with such resorts. The competition is stiff here. Most Americans don't think Cuba when they want to go on vacation in the Caribbean. There's Puerto Rico, Jamaica, US Virgin Islands, etc. It's going to take some time before Americans get comfortable with ...

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by United787
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 119252

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

Two things strike me about this thread. Firstly, that the mods haven't yet changed the title nearly 36 hours after the confirmed crash. And more than anything, the lack of posts. This is a crash with a significant loss of life but compared to the EK crash in DXB recently where there were no fatalit...

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by United787
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT restarts Kraków-Chicago Service in July
Replies: 12
Views: 2684

Re: LOT restarts Kraków-Chicago Service in July

More great news for ORD! It seems like every Pole I know in Chicago can trace their roots back to southern Poland...

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by United787
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 14211

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Oh no! A deal that will improve the two nations relations and give billions to the US. Oh no! Not sure where if you are from, but if anyone watched the presidential campaign, our new president is likely to find a way out of the nuclear deal that has been struck with Iran. Welcome back to the cold w...

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by United787
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 14211

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Ironically, I think if Trump was president, he would support this deal for the simple reason, it makes good business sense. It brings billions to our working class. He has proven to do business with anyone if means making a buck. Disclaimer: I am NOT a Trump supporter (I voted for Hillary) in any w...

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by United787
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR
Replies: 26
Views: 4037

Re: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR

Will this really help in TSA-PRE ... I find the back up is usually the conveyor belt through the scanner, not the pax loading the bins.

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by United787
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 14211

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Ironically, I think if Trump was president, he would support this deal for the simple reason, it makes good business sense. It brings billions to our working class. He has proven to do business with anyone if means making a buck. Disclaimer: I am NOT a Trump supporter (I voted for Hillary) in any wa...

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by United787
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4289

Re: Abscense of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

It is true. My wife is UA Platinum and is travelling around the Gulf now. Not a big deal trying to get around once you are there since they are short flights but getting to there from North America is limited especially if you want to earn premier qualifying miles towards UA status. The only option...

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by United787
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4289

Re: Abscense of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

It is true. My wife is UA Platinum and is travelling around the Gulf now. Not a big deal trying to get around once you are there since they are short flights but getting to there from North America is limited especially if you want to earn premier qualifying miles towards UA status. The only options...

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by United787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?
Replies: 16
Views: 3863

Re: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?

Just looked at some photos on the world wide web - I am impressed, the airport facilities are very nicer than anything in NYC ;)

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by United787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 6430

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

Vctony wrote:
I prefer JFK for the subway / train access.


I know there are no immediate plans to add direct transit access to LGA but does anyone know if the redevelopment plans make accommodations for a future transit station?

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by United787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 6430

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

Yes, LGA is still a dump. Granted, most of my experience is with the UA A gates in Terminal B. But you know it is bad if you can touch the ceiling...which I can and I am only 6' tall. I flew in and out of LGA this past weekend and was happy to see construction happening adjacent to the UA gates. Of ...

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by United787
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excellent (and first) Interview w/ Oscar Munoz + Keith Williams
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: Excellent (and first) Interview w/ Oscar Munoz + Keith Williams

Great find and good interview. Nice to put more of a face and voice with the name we have been talking about for the past year! Things appears to be on the up and up at UA, congratulations!

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by United787
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 60
Views: 12585

Re: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core

The agreement for the final runway 9C/27C was announced in January of this year. Has construction started on this runway? Is the closing of 14L/32R a prelude to that construction?

Also, is the extension of 9R/27L also funded as part of that agreement?

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by United787
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Extends Lease at IAD
Replies: 32
Views: 4694

Re: United Extends Lease at IAD

IAD isn't going anywhere. UA doesn't have another east coast hub that can absorb that traffic. EWR is essentially at capacity and will never be expanding so the growth on the east coast will have to come from IAD. Washington/Baltimore is the 4th largest metro area in the country with a lot of wealth...

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by United787
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas
Replies: 62
Views: 10077

Re: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas

keitherson wrote:
Why don't they start service to Pyongyang while they're at it?


That isn't too far off. Erdogan is increasingly pushing Turkey down a slippery slope. It is sad because Turkey was a success story in a region that could use a model. I traveled there in 2009 and loved it - I wouldn't go back now.

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