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by kordcj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13872

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Flanker7 wrote:
KLM will reduce it's 747 operation to ORD. It will be a combination of 777 and 747 as of now. Shame but with the 747 fleet shrinking fast it's inevitable.


Will the 777 be a -300 or -200?

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by kordcj
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13872

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

I believe the CDA actually supports commercial flights at GYY. I believe the strategy is if Gary becomes successful, it will reduce the "need" for a third airport in Peotone which doesn't seem to die. A blank slate airport in Peotone, for as stupid as it is, will be potentially a bigger t...

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13872

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Let's just play pretend for a hot second. So if AA/UA can't come to an agreement on an O'Hare revamp, how long until a plan is unveiled to give Southwest a handful more gates at Midway....if you get what I mean. I’m not sure I get what you mean. Are you saying that the city will divert airport fund...

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by kordcj
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13872

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

AA said Thursday that it will run 15 shuttle flights each weekday between Chicago's O'Hare Airport and LaGuardia Airport. The flights are scheduled to start April 4 using dedicated gates at the two airports The airline also promises free beer and wine in the main cabin. http://www.chicagotribune.co...

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by kordcj
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13872

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Isn’t MDW landlocked? How could they expand it? I'm referring specifically to expanding the terminal infrastructure, not the airfield/airport limits itself. As I mentioned above: as far as I know, 13L/31R is seldom-used, except for GA, and even then, I'm not convinced it's worth keeping at the expe...

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13872

Re: Chicago Aviation News

November data posted on ATD. Synopsis: ORD back in the black on YTD domestic passenger growth, and international growth continues to shine. MDW losing some ground on domestic Y-O-Y, which is weighing on yearly totals, despite also good international growth. Anyone have any theories on what's slowin...

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by kordcj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare terminal expansion design options
Replies: 20
Views: 4749

Re: O'Hare terminal expansion design options

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... serAgent=1

They were far more realistic on how to proceed with building out the terminal complex.
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The latest proposed plan for the terminal expansion can be found here
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... serAgent=1

They were far more realistic on how to proceed with building out the terminal complex.

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by kordcj
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6383

Re: Value of an all-weather hub

Overall by airline's hubs in terms of delays (best to worst) Where on EARTH are you getting these lists from? They're completely wrong! As one quick example, ORD outperformed SFO 11 out of 12 months in 2017 -- often by more than 10 points! To you and the others saying ORD is a disaster, have you ev...

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by kordcj
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 38707

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

50 Polaris seats seems like a high number? Could some of those be swapped out for the inevitable premium economy class seats?

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by kordcj
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28838

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Is the growth really constrained by gate availability though? Look at the operations numbers. Sure bigger planes need more space, but it would appear that flight ops are down nearly 300 flights per day from the peak. Does one 737/320 gate equal 3 50 seater gates?

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by kordcj
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28838

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Looks like tomorrow is forecast to be the busiest day for O'hare and Midway during this holiday window. Pretty decent year-over-year increases in estimated passenger traffic according to the CDA: 3.5% and 2% respectively for ORD and MDW. https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2017/12/20/chicago-a...

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by kordcj
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10515

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

Bingo. The right frequency is one that makes money. As a non ORD based AA EXP, I avoid it like the plague. Horrible airport to connect in. I could see ORD continuing to be right sized for o&d.. and connections routed to less trainwrecky hubs What makes is so bad for you? Honestly just curious. ...

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by kordcj
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28838

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Western access would reduce the congestion on 190 as now all the people coming from the west could be dropped off without having to drive around the whole airport. I can’t quantify the numbers you seek, but I certainly hope the state did it’s homework on the benefits of such an expansion vs the cost...

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by kordcj
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 12908

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I’ve often wondered this very same thing. UA would love this as they would finally have a hub that they can completely dominate the way DL does ATL. They are the only carrier of the big 3 who doesn’t have a hub with 700+ flights a day. This scenario would probably put ORD in the top 3 of busiest pas...

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by kordcj
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28838

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Although it is being discussed in another thread, it is worth mentioning here: ET will be flying to ORD in June 2018!!! Am excited to see the EH tails grace the airfield as well. Here's a new article that goes in a little more detail with the update. Really interesting fact about Addis Ababa take-o...

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by kordcj
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite two airliners currently in service
Replies: 39
Views: 2065

Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

77W and 789....they both have some legs on em

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by kordcj
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28838

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

Well this is exciting news for my most favourite place on earth. Could a longer term plan be to eventually destroy the C concourse and extend the add-on northward for future expansion? That gets rid of the “box”. If you look at the gap between present day B and the C add-on, they are almost identica...

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by kordcj
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?
Replies: 29
Views: 6042

Re: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?

The list presented is not reflective of airport ranking by aircraft movements is it?

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by kordcj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5235

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

For the life of me I can't understand the measurement. "Ratio of possible scheduled connections to the number of destinations served" But presented as an index? So ORD's measurement of 455 indicates there are on average 455 possible connections for every city served? It just seems strange...

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by kordcj
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28838

Re: The Illinois State Thread

When there is one VERY large market in a state....isn't it better to separate it from the rest of the state? But anyway...is B6 still trying to secure more gates @ ORD? I believe the numerous attempts to have a Chicago thread have never panned out. For whatever reason, the Chicago airports aren’t a...

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by kordcj
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/27/2017:AA Loads LAX-PEK; DL Drops SLC-GDL; F9 Trims MCO; NK Adds LAS-EWR, Drops IAH-PIT, LAX-PDX/SEA
Replies: 52
Views: 10253

Re: OAG Changes 8/27/2017:AA Loads LAX-PEK; DL Drops SLC-GDL; F9 Trims MCO; NK Adds LAS-EWR, Drops IAH-PIT, LAX-PDX/SEA

Has UA always reduced flights to China in winter from ORD?
PVG, PEK, and HKG are all less than daily in Feb

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by kordcj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14115

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Chicago and Milwaukee would be good contenders for a shared airport, could call it O'Hare.

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by kordcj
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

I remember it like it was yesterday. My first flight alone as a 9 year old.
UA968 ORD-EWR Dec 31, 1989
I was terrified. It was my first and last flight on a widebody trijet.

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by kordcj
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Summer '18 Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2160

Re: ORD Summer '18 Thread

That's quite the wish list. I doubt ORD will ever see nonstop SIN. It's simply too far away. Does anyone have an idea of what UA's rebank at ORD entails? Other than more mainline to central IL, what else are they planning? I hope the city has realistic goals in mind for the new terminal complex, and...

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by kordcj
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 7969

Re: Your longest flight

My Longest TLV-SFO UA 787-9 7592 miles 15hrs 3 mins

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by kordcj
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 52
Views: 9523

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

ORD does surprisingly well considering it's the only airport in the list that isn't a coastal or Central American gateway.

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by kordcj
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 15062

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

I'm guessing it's an announcement regarding the lease agreements with all the airlines to take effect next year. DL moves to T3 concourse K UA takes over all of T2, as well as T3 concourses G and H AA downsizes to cornerstone markets needing only their 5 new regional gates in L NK, B6, F9 divvy up t...

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by kordcj
Sun May 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flying three-class 777's on EWR-NRT.
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: UA flying three-class 777's on EWR-NRT.

I believe UA currently flys IAD-PEK with the "downgraded" 77Es.

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by kordcj
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 19753

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

WROORD wrote:

AA will get 6 additional gates at ORD once the extension of concourse L is completed.


Those are going to be E175 and smaller gates, not mainline.

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by kordcj
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4812

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

I'm playing the Fake news card...ORD isn't on the list. I hardly see how LAX or SEA made any sort of best list. One is definitely from an era long gone and the other is bursting at the seams and a complete cluster landside with the security waits

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by kordcj
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 111317

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Is there a difference? Besides for the DirecTV equipped 737's, I was under the impression it was all the same regardless if it was on a Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, or Embraer jet. A very noticeable difference in connectivity. The Airbus fleet seems to have a much more reliable connection than the B...

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by kordcj
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 14664

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

Sad to see how ORD stagnates vs other major airports. It's barely ahead of where it was 12 years ago.

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 9505

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

I agree with this. After JFK, EWR, SFO, LAX, IAH - ORD is the obvious choice. LAX, SFO and EWR I expect to be served non stop. IAH and JFK I expect to be served via Europe. ORD depends on whether SQ are happy using the standard A359 (with payload restriction) to SFO rather than the ULR. If they swi...

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by kordcj
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 9505

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

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

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by kordcj
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 9505

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

ORD has added the runways, but not the gates. The primary reason for no new gates is the existing gate contract expires in 2018 and UA/AA do not want to subsidize gates for B6, NK, AS, F9, etc. In a year from now, ORD will be in a gate free for all for those who will pay. In the mean time, T-5 is a...

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by kordcj
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 9505

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

Purely speculative here but with SQ and UA warming up to each other, do you guys think there is a possibility SQ might start a non-stop to ORD (with a payload cut) on their 350s? That's wishful thinking. Something more logical but still very wishful would be SQ cutting a deal with UA/LH and codesha...

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by kordcj
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Re: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?

9C-27C at ORD is under construction and to be finished in 2020. 11,250ish ft runway

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by kordcj
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 to ORD
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: A380 to ORD

KE could be a possibility as they come and go during a relatively quiet time at T5.

Doubt LH will as T1 can't accommodate the whale. Where did you see there would be slot times?

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by kordcj
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 144869

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

The below are those currently reserved for United Airlines on FAA, although I don't see one for "34U" N2331U N2332U N2333U N2135U N2136U N2737U N2138U N2639U N2140U N2341U N2142U N2243U N2644U N2645U N2846U N2747U N2748U N2749U N2250U N2251U N2352U N2753U N2654U N2355U The missing 34 will...

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by kordcj
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN System Outage
Replies: 83
Views: 11396

Re: WN System Outage

So glad I decided against flying WN for my business trips this month. Last month their reliability was downright awful on all 8 trips. They really screwed me over in ELP. WN is a great airline to fly if you have no need to be reasonably on time.

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by kordcj
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 64
Views: 14737

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

T5 ground breaking starts on Monday. One thing to point out, you don't get the CEO's of AA/UA and the Mayor of Chicago to have press release for a small project like T5. Sometimes you need to read into the larger message being delivered by all parties. :shock: You know something big...I wish you co...

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by kordcj
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports - Report 2016 1st Half Data
Replies: 15
Views: 2732

Re: Airports - Report 2016 1st Half Data

Chicago O'Hare - ORD
Passengers - 30,231,886 +2.86%
Aircraft - 350,201 +0.03

Stats are thru May

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by kordcj
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2016:Big F9 Change;NH HND-JFK/ORD; AA Drops YKF; UA Trims IAH-LHR
Replies: 61
Views: 10056

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2016:Big F9 Change;NH HND-JFK/ORD; AA Drops YKF; UA Trims IAH-LHR

Assuming NH is chopping one of the NRT flights from ORD, have they stated whether the equipment will remain a 77W for HND?

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by kordcj
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Traffic Flows
Replies: 21
Views: 3943

RE: ORD Traffic Flows

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tp1040" class="quote" target="_blank">tp1040</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Departing <acronym title="Colgan Air (USA)">9L...

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by kordcj
Thu May 26, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst Airports
Replies: 98
Views: 20741

RE: Best And Worst Airports

I would have voted <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (Metropolitan) (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> and <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> as worst airports. <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field) ...

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by kordcj
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD West To East Pattern Dominant?
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

RE: ORD West To East Pattern Dominant?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kbmiflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">kbmiflyer</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> Still have yet to see a landing on 10R ...

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by kordcj
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines’ O’Hare Gate Expansion Cleared
Replies: 32
Views: 8907

RE: American Airlines’ O’Hare Gate Expansion Cleared

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/United787" class="quote" target="_blank">United787</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>How do you know? Why don't they releas...

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by kordcj
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 789 (SFO-TLV)
Replies: 41
Views: 13810

RE: UA 789 (SFO-TLV)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LHLX" class="quote" target="_blank">LHLX</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>The increase from 787-9 to 777-200 is on airline...

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by kordcj
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Very First DC-9 Flight, And Last
Replies: 68
Views: 4274

RE: Your Very First DC-9 Flight, And Last

Mine is fairly easy as my first was my last.
August 1990 Midway Airlines 241 PHL-MDW.

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