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by plinth857
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Any way you slice it, UAL has a pretty pathetic offering from CLE. I was looking at MCO flights last week and saw they only have one a day. ONE. Anything Delta adds/replaces is welcome as their product is superior to United's anyway. I think it's time to accept that UAL's gone for good and finally ...

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by plinth857
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^Wow---that's great news! DL is preferable to UA anyway as its a higher quality of service (in any class). What kind of equipment will DL use? Will it be mainline or regional? According to USA Today, DL will use E175s: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/12/10/delta-new-flights-route...

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by plinth857
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2423
Views: 215528

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Don't think it's been mentioned by anyone, but UA is cutting its flights to CLE as of March 7, 2019. UA has come to a point in BOS, where it's cutting flights to focus cities, doesn't look too good. Wonder if we will see DL try to enter CLE from BOS? I'm not certain that UA views CLE as a focus cit...

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by plinth857
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

On SWA, it is what it is. At least we picked up MKE, STL, ATL in the past few years. While the UA adds are nothing to be overjoyed about, they do show two things: 1) Someone at UA is looking at how they can make more $ at CLE. They didn't have to add these flights and 2) UA's approach to these extr...

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by plinth857
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I didn’t realize it but delta has upped the size of planes on the LGA route. No more crj 700s. It’s all crj 900s and emb 175s— at least right now. It’s only a dozen or seats more on each flight compared to a 700 but it’s something to indicate success. And DL has better fleet planning / scope than U...

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by plinth857
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

DL is using a few gates every night in A concourse plus a few planes RON outside of the B gates. I know SLC and I think one ATL park at A. What's the long term solution for them w.r.t. gates? It can't be good operationally to be spread over two concourses. I realize they are not that far apart, but...

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by plinth857
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC
Replies: 53
Views: 5452

Re: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC

Great news for ERI, my home town airport! Was surprised to see that AA will serve ORD, since UA already flies that route. I understand Chicago is an AA hub, but two airlines serving the same small city with similar routes is a bit strange. I'd say that they want to connect ERI to more of their netw...

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by plinth857
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

https://www.cleveland.com/cityhall/2018 ... tions.html


I love reading the comments on the forums there.
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CLEguy wrote:
Some positive news from the operations side for a change:

https://www.cleveland.com/cityhall/2018 ... tions.html


I love reading the comments on the forums there.

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by plinth857
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal expansion underway at ILM
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Terminal expansion underway at ILM

Great to hear... I think Wilmington is a gorgeous city, especially the architecture.

Also, whenever I see the airport code, I think Industrial Light and Magic... like it's going to be a Star Wars airport!

Are there going to be service interruptions during the construction?

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by plinth857
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

masseybrown wrote:
swacle wrote:
According to Enilria's thread DL is dropping CLE-SLC in February.


Looking at Delta's schedule, it comes back in March.


What kind of load factors are they getting on those flights?

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by plinth857
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Anyone know what this could be? Looks like the airport is constructing something outdoors in conjunction with Destination Cleveland. https://twitter.com/goingplacesCLE/status/1041776702781841408 Mural? Indeed. http://www.crainscleveland.com/government/airport-artwork-will-highlight-clevelands-lands...

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by plinth857
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 9140

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

Do these decisions affect the $500,000 per year each carrier gets from the airport/city at all?

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by plinth857
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^If this were to be the case, I'd like to see AS enter the CLE market with a splash: CLE-SEA CLE-PDX CLE-SAN PDX and SEA are both seasonal offerings by Frontier... I think if AS enters either of those markets, F9 would exit them... which wouldn't be that bad since AS would likely be at least a once...

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by plinth857
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Is each city pair specific to one airline? Yes, and (theoretically) the government traveler is not supposed to switch carriers without the permission of the ticket-issuing office. These fares can also be used by non-govt people who are travelling under invitational travel orders. For example, if yo...

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by plinth857
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

87, 94, 115 are big increases in the number of city pair each year. Did other cities increase that much as well? Also, is there consideration for non-stops? Say, CLE-XXX is offered non-stop on UA and they offer a price of $110, but DL is not non-stop, but offer GSA a price of $80, does DL automatic...

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by plinth857
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Some interesting statistics regarding GSA contracts for CLE. The fiscal year 2019 contracts have been released, and they were interesting... here's the data: 2019 Total Contracts - 115 WN - 9 UA - 30 DL - 13 AA - 62 B6 - 1 2018 Total Contracts - 94 WN - 13 UA - 27 DL - 19 AA - 34 B6 - 1 2017 Total ...

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by plinth857
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Some interesting statistics regarding GSA contracts for CLE. The fiscal year 2019 contracts have been released, and they were interesting... here's the data: 2019 Total Contracts - 115 WN - 9 UA - 30 DL - 13 AA - 62 B6 - 1 2018 Total Contracts - 94 WN - 13 UA - 27 DL - 19 AA - 34 B6 - 1 2017 Total C...

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by plinth857
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

PIT-CDG to be axed. Must have some relevance for people from NEO travelling through for direct connections to Europe/beyond? I almost guarantee Delta is looking to move the flt to either CLE or CMH or both ! They also cut EWR-CDG , hopes up ! Word is that CMH-->AMS is a potential replacement. Altho...

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by plinth857
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 10176

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

The last of the legacy AA S-80s are being retired today. Among them are #'s 424, 425, and 426. They were delivered in 1986 and are believed the oldest A/C in operation by a major carrier. They have almost 89,000 hours and almost 49,000 cycles. They are "green cockpit" airplanes. They will...

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by plinth857
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

If you're looking for a classy place to bring a date this month: The concourse at BKL--a fundraiser for the Women's air and space museum there, on the eve of the National Air Show: "Aug. 31 - Corks in the Concourse Come down and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary of being located in Clevel...

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by plinth857
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1529

Re: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

If Youngstown can't hold service, I'm going to guess Portsmouth can't either. I didn't even know there was a Portsmouth in Ohio. I do agree that Portsmouth is unlikely to get service in this type of air travel climate. Youngstown had some challenges inasmuch as it is 75 miles to CLE or PIT and 63 m...

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by plinth857
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I think the terminal facilities at PIT vs CLE are a very good representation of the different leadership styles at the two airports. PIT is investing in a new and modern terminal facility that will be on the same (or greater) level as facilities including IND/CVG/AUS/MSY/etc. In stark contrast, CLE...

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by plinth857
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I'm still thinking (though it's a longshot) that Lufthansa might add something since Star Alliance has a larger FF base in Cleveland as opposed to OneWorld airline BA.

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by plinth857
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

10 years ago, I was actually expecting more competition on CLE-DFW/DAL subsequent to the repeal of the Wright Amendment on October 23, 2014 than is the case today, with AA and CO both serving DFW nonstop from CLE and with WN serving DAL nonstop from CLE. However, UA merged with CO, WN merged with F...

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by plinth857
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Will WN ever add CLE-DAL nonstop service? DFW is one of the top destinations from CLE, but most of the passengers who are flying to DFW are choosing to do so on AA over WN or UA due to AA having nonstop service to DFW. CLE can support nonstop service to DAL on WN since UA no longer serves DFW nonst...

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by plinth857
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 104
Views: 15302

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

As a regular AA flyer, I am perfectly fine with non mainline. The E175 and CR7/9 are better than the a319. The overall awfulness of the AA 319s (LUS and LAA) cannot be overstated. Absolutely correct. It's not even a contest; maybe the older CR7s are only slightly better than the A319, but the E175 ...

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by plinth857
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 104
Views: 15302

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

AA could upgauge CVG-ORD, CVG-CLT, CVG-PHL, CMH-ORD, CMH-CLT, CMH-PHL, CLE-ORD, and SDF-CLT to mainline. I would be surprised if any CLE-ORD would ever be upgraded in the near future. UA still has quite the stranglehold on pulling people to ORD for their other destinations... if AA upgauged, the fr...

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by plinth857
Mon May 21, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Don’t think this was posted yet, but this is a neat video from February on the team at United’s CLE maintenance base. They were the winners of the 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition: https://youtu.be/0C2d3QSIDEY I wonder if this was why Oscar Munoz was in Cleveland yesterday hanging with the CL...

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by plinth857
Fri May 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

masseybrown wrote:
According to Flightaware, Swiftair is running 763s CLE-PUJ today and tomorrow. That's a step up.


Ahhh... I saw that aircraft as my flight departed CLE this morning and thought it was too big to be a 757!

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by plinth857
Tue May 08, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Are there any WN routes out of CLE that are regularly on a 737MAX?

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by plinth857
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Both the PD and Crains Cleveland reported that first quarter 2018 traffic was up about 200K, from 1.9 million to 2.1 million, about 10%. If that rate, slightly under January by itself, holds, CLE could hit 10 million a year ahead of Kennedy's forecast. No wonder the parking lots are crowded - it's ...

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by plinth857
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

masseybrown wrote:
Also, WN operated flight 8511 MCI-CLE last night. Are they practicing? ;)


I sure hope so! I heard rumblings that WN might start this route... hoping the rumors are true!

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by plinth857
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Who would argue that besides the dolt who decided 1 parking structure was good enough for a major airport? That's... bat S crazy. You might as well say "we'd have plenty of parking if it wasn't for all these travellers!" Now if they said "we're raising it 2$ to fund a new parking gar...

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by plinth857
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I am curious how much increased revenue this will provide. I would be more supportive if we had some guarantees it would bring additional service, but I am skeptical of that claim. I used to park at the Brookpark rapid station and take the train in, but I haven't done that since my car was broken in...

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by plinth857
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Flew DEN to CLE on Southwest yesterday and had some time to walk around Hopkins. A couple things I noticed: - Concourse B now has updated signage (black with white lettering similar to ticketing and baggage claim). - Gate C28 is now the home of United's Customer Service desk (I think this is new). ...

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by plinth857
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^Don't quite get the name of that place, but as I love barbecue, can't wait to try it. They have locations in Macedonia and Maple Heights... I haven't eaten at those, but I have from their food truck. It was very good, and one of the few places in Northeast Ohio I got a crawfish etouffee that was h...

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by plinth857
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

DoT's January numbers are out. CLE boardings (domestic scheduled carriers only) up from 277.8K in Jan '17 to 313.0K this year - up 12.7%. Star performer: WN boardings up from 42.7K to 56.6K, up 32.6% with the load factor also up from 74.7% to 77.9% WN needs to make CLE a focus city. Like now. Lol H...

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by plinth857
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Just looking for BOS-CLE flights. Thought only B6 and UA were on this route but saw Spirit as well---is this new? They've been on that route for a little while now... my wife will be flying it in June, so I'm going to get a report from her. I haven't flown Spirit from CLE since a DFW to CLE flight ...

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by plinth857
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/1/2018: UA Ends CLE-MKE;BA Suspends OAK-LGW Until 4/19; AA Drops DFW-UIO, MIA-CNF
Replies: 60
Views: 11486

Re: OAG Changes 4/1/2018: UA Ends CLE-MKE;BA Suspends OAK-LGW Until 4/19; AA Drops DFW-UIO, MIA-CNF

Interesting point I can see where you are coming from, in that WN is more likely to keep the route than UA. But wouldn't most business travelers prefer UA over WN? Maybe from a miles earning perspective or something? UA's product on this route wasn't anything special; just a couple of ExpressJet E1...

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by plinth857
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair727 wrote:
^No, it isn't. Population in the city proper has decreased, but not the region. Most of the loss from the central city has moved out to the suburbs; meanwhile, the metro economy has continued to grow.


Even more so if the Akron-Canton area is also taken into account.

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by plinth857
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^If people in CLE or destined to CLE from the west use this over UA's DEN hub for connections, we may see increased frequencies on DL's CLE-SLC as people can more easily jump ship from UA. I'll bet the Delta Medallion folks located in CLE are cheering this... now they will have less connections to ...

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by plinth857
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I just flew CLE>DFW on the Super 80 this week both ways. Surely a welcome site to see the 319's. I would also add the Terminal C and A in DFW are much worse than CLE. Sometimes, we're a bit hard on ourselves in this forum. Good to see AA upping their game in CLE with DFW, NYC adds. Terminal A I wou...

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by plinth857
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United warns of more layoffs in CLE
Replies: 47
Views: 7030

Re: United warns of more layoffs in CLE

Understand, hub closure was the express operation. UA mainline stayed more or less same size. This may indicate that is to change Not so sure about that... they've added mainline capacity between CLE and IAD for the first time in a long time... if there are reductions, I would imagine BOS and MKE c...

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by plinth857
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United warns of more layoffs in CLE
Replies: 47
Views: 7030

Re: United warns of more layoffs in CLE

Understand, hub closure was the express operation. UA mainline stayed more or less same size. This may indicate that is to change Not so sure about that... they've added mainline capacity between CLE and IAD for the first time in a long time... if there are reductions, I would imagine BOS and MKE c...

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by plinth857
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Some good and some bad in enilria's weekly post. Nice to see AA add a 5th CLE-DFW. And it should be noted that it is mainline (MD-80). In the summers on this route, there had been a fifth flight, but it departed super late (around 11:00 PM) and was on an ER-140. I fly this route all the time, and t...

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by plinth857
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Philips medical announced they will stop manufacturing CT scanners and other things in CLE in 2018H2. But the news release states: "The company will also invest to enhance its Cleveland facility to optimize its learning environment for the thousands of Philips field service engineers and for c...

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

This brings F9’s July schedule down to just a hair over 8 daily flights at CLE. By comparison, last July was 12.5 flights. That equates to almost 50,000 less departing and arriving seats in CLE this July on Frontier. I think you’re seeing CLE reach an equilibrium. That was a lot of ULCC growth in a...

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Service changes from F9 leave me so empty. They are fleeting (Austin cut already?? LOL!!) and crowd out more stable service to a place like Seattle. Probably why they didn't hype this one locally at all. Not like their major expansions in AUS and RDU, at the least. At least they are trying their be...

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code

FSDan wrote:
plinth857 wrote:
One difference between the other legacy carriers... you get 500 EQMs for any flight under 500 miles.


I believe DL also has that rule. Does UA not?


I stand corrected... you are right that DL has that. UA does not... whenever I fly CLE to ORD on AA, it's 500 EQM. On UA, it's just 316 PQM.

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by plinth857
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1585
Views: 140213

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

lakeeffect wrote:
CLE really needs a carrier that can offer a stable flight schedule to SEA.


Agreed. There are enough passengers to justify this, don't you think?

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