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by mtnwest1979
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 11
Views: 3158

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

would help if their website had at least a route map of where they flew. I found it very odd how that site is set up, and we have corp clients who want/wanted to fly them to in and out of BDL I also was dismayed that they never promoted their areas of service with a map of any kind. But from its in...

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac
Replies: 651
Views: 80783

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

FlyingElvii wrote:
King5 reporter just now. “Why don’t these things have a key you could lock in a safe!?

Wow what a stupid question.Who would be in charge of the lock-box? Someone that couldn't do same thing? Lame and sad.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 4919

Re: More F9 route announcements

WN and G4 both do LAS-BOI as well.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread

Centennial Airlines did serve Lander for a spell and I know of a DEN-RIW-LND-DEN routing for a flight or two. I do not believe it lasted long though.

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

This would eliminate a good reason to fly from 'small town' airports as it ends the ease of security by not having to do it at a big hub, if connectingaHope it fades away as an idea.

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inyokern votes to terminate air service
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Re: Inyokern votes to terminate air service

Too bad. I was hoping that this would be a decent thing, but I guess one can't force people to fly lol. At least the parties involved gave it a go and actually used the SCASD $$ unlike so many that seem to get grant, but nothing seems to come of it. Now where to place the extra plane 4B will have? S...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Prime Livery and UPS's Livery Similarities
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Re: Amazon Prime Livery and UPS's Livery Similarities

I think a worse example of being the same but different were CO UA and Frontier in mid/late 70s all with same designer. Only difference was aft section and colors. So very unoriginal IMO.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2781

Re: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

It is 50%. I would think LNK would be better served getting a non-network carrier (although Allegiant did try)but proximity to OMA would probably end that before it would start. So business, govt, and N would be about only reliable sources of continual traffic. Therefore, about only one to want to t...

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program
Replies: 61
Views: 5759

Re: 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program

LOL and only 1/30th the amount.
I love to see some of these dead on arrival ideas some of these ideas places think have a shot.
I hope Alpine TX tries to get $$ to have someone fly a 206 from MAF on Tuesdays so I can go there a couple of times haha.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12078

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

As a question stated with an 'ever' , the only answer is maybe, maybe not. End of story. I am sure that with the overly worded analysis that repeats itself incessantly with your posts of the past, you damn well know the answer that there isn't much there to serve. Although, I wish WN would get into ...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58421

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Mentioned earlier was assumption of AM dep from coast and mid day dep from HI. W/O red eyes, I would lv HI 0800 arr on coast for connections further east made easier. Then lv coast at 600p arr HI late 8-930p. Makes connections from interior US better.Don't know if it'd be good or not, but offer more...

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18506

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Just as a funny anecdote, I saw an article last week in a Dodge City news article about the EAS selection of Boutique Air to Denver and they mentioned a "co-chair" agreement with United.!! LOL I saw that as well. Got a decent chuckle from it. I am still in favor of the EAS program, althou...

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 9612

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

Well obviously it will be Hawai'i lol. I am amazed no one mentioned it within first two posts. ;)
Or Fresno...... ;)

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines - STS to SFO vs. DEN
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Re: United Airlines - STS to SFO vs. DEN

Plus there is a lot less time of crew and aircraft dedicated to a SFO-STS route.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 33060

Re: Southwest 737-300 last day of operations today

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/sou ... 7-classics

So how many MAX start tomorrow?


Zero. The Max start Oct 1.
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727LOVER wrote:


Zero. The Max start Oct 1.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 88
Views: 9193

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

At least Swoop is still an aviation/flight/bird related word. Some others aren't. I'm surprised now that SIA went for Scoot when Swoop wasn't in use yet... Why not call a Canadian ULCC "Can_do"? Then base fares can be called No Can Do and full fares can be called We Can Do... LOL so is 'C...

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes
Replies: 34
Views: 5062

Re: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes

mariner wrote:
mtnwest1979 wrote:
I can't really see any high yield traffic for this. .


Frontier isn't looking for high yield traffic.

mariner


LOL I know, but with this schedule, they aren't hoping for low yield either. They won't be disappointed. Hope > 30% load factor works for them.....

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes
Replies: 34
Views: 5062

Re: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes

BOI-DEN will be a one year IMO. I seriously doubt it will return for 2019s 'season'. Times are terrible. Arr BOI just before 8pm hour and returns to DEN at 10:35pm. TuThSu. I can't really see any high yield traffic for this. Between UA and WN, there are 6 IIRC flights/ weekday. Or for those who like...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18280

Re: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes

Looking at BOI-DEN schedule, and all I can say is this would appear to me to be a short-lived stint in BOI lol. TuThSu thru the timeframe, and an 8:35p dep, arr in DEN at 10:35pm. Unless it sells for $20 bucks, terrible option. Yes, lots of F9's times are terrible. For example, they are switching D...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18280

Re: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes

Looking at BOI-DEN schedule, and all I can say is this would appear to me to be a short-lived stint in BOI lol.
TuThSu thru the timeframe, and an 8:35p dep, arr in DEN at 10:35pm. Unless it sells for $20 bucks, terrible option.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline? Tagline "Break the travel quo"
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

Re: New Airline? Tagline "Break the travel quo"

...who have no middle seats lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 19578

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8686
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Here is Boise State heading to Pullman (via Lewiston) to play Washington State.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8686

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir finally pulls plug from Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: PenAir finally pulls plug from Denver

Well, WN has not been through BK, so that statement is false. They should have done a bit more homework on lower 48 flying. They should have just stayed up in their area with what they know. I really felt that they were a breath of fresh air for these cities after going through the Great Lakes BS. H...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir finally pulls plug from Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: PenAir finally pulls plug

Yes, I should have been more explicit in the title.

I also was wavering a while ago about giving them a shot going to Liberal,KS. Would have been new line, city, and a/c type. Guess I'll try Silver for 340 before they go to ATRs.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir finally pulls plug from Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

PenAir finally pulls plug from Denver

As everyone knows, PenAir (KS) decided to end their EAS service out of their Denver hub, and now have the date. Never mind what they said they would do, stay until replaced. But wait, they also said that they would actually honor the contract since they bid for it lol. Funny how they say unforeseen ...

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 63811

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Having been thru STL many times since 1995, just some observations: 1. Had the absolute WORST KFC experience of my life at the one that was on Concourse D ( now across from high E gates). Was never so happy to see when it was removed. 2. Somewhat sad to see old aged carpet removed from the renovated...

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9770

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

Now anyone can come in, go thru security, go to the RiteAid in the AirMall and purchase the 6" scissors that I saw there for sale last time I was there.
Then, go out of security and try to bring them back through. See if it works lol. With a receipt of course.. :)

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12261

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

Hears a question for anyone that may know the answer. There is a lot of Speculation that WN was planning Before Harvey hit Texas to announce that they are going to switch to ETOPS 800MAX. With deliveries for First quarter of 2018 to be able to start proving runs to Hawaii. The question is how far o...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12261

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

TWA302 wrote:
Ruscoe wrote:
Slightly off topic I know, but a simple question.
Do the Southwest colours signify anything?
Thanks

Ruscoe

the livery was inspired by the sunrise at the Grand Canyon. -

That was the scheme before the current one.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest UA* gets EAS to Moab, Vernal, Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 18
Views: 3307

Re: Skywest UA* gets EAS to Moab, Vernal, Quincy, Cape Girardeau

So this will be the third time OO has served Moab IIRC. I thought that the runway there was still 'too inadequate" for CRJs, hence the reason SkyWest left last time after 120s left? Have they upgraded the current runway? Happy to see these locations get air service that is more connected to the...

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38378

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I am happy and surprised to see SJC-BOI go from Sun only ( as it has been since May when it started) to daily.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GEG got it going on
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: GEG got it going on

Two minor corrections: CDA and Sandpoint.
Good to see GEG get some decent additions, and hopefully they will stay around. Especially F9 lol.
Being from and living vast majority in BOI, I know how it feels to get some good adds.. :)

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38378

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

ucdtim17 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
EWR-OAK 1 1 1 Previously seasonal
EWR-SAN 1 1 1 Previously seasonal
[/quote
Does this mean these are year round now?


That is how I read it. Guess it is year around until it isn't lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 dropping AVP YNG and CPR
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Re: G4 dropping AVP YNG and CPR

Seems they have squeezed as much as they can from these locales and maybe more focus on the larger cities they have begun as of late. Too bad for CPR, but only so much traffic to LAS I guess.

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38378

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Midwestindy wrote:
More rolling in... STL-SJC, SMF-STL, SJC-MSY, SJC-BOI, BOI-SMF, GEG-SJC! And much more AS is not going to be happy!

Boise-Sacramento has been flown by WN since January 2016.

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2455

Re: Tropical Storm Harvey - Impact on Houston?

This is going to be a REALLY bad storm because it's forecast to move so slowly - almost unprecedented for a major storm in the US at least in the last 50 years. Expect lots of delays and cancellations. Not just Houston's airports, but Corpus Christi, Harlingen, McAllen and maybe some others I'd exp...

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9424

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

I liked ONT back in the old terminal days. Walking up rear stairs of a PSA 727 was great. And chances are they are not marketing themselves to everyone in America, so it doesn't really matter if Joe Blow in Syracuse doesn't know where it is. Marketing is done for the local folks. Have you seen any H...

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon's F28 Fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: Horizon's F28 Fleet

No better day at BOI than the day the F-28s were gone. So dang noisy. I did fly them quite a bit. Lots to LAX, PDX, OAK. Didn't mind riding them.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 22390

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

Good day to be a Clevelander.. LOL , that is something probably said by almost no one ever... But seriously, I cannot see STL DTW or CLE (especially with 2) doing gangbusters. Perhaps it is just my perception of the areas, as well as many many Americans and Europeans I dare to guess. Having been to...

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When was HNL name change?
Replies: 2
Views: 725

When was HNL name change?

Easy query.
Noticed on FlightAware that the name has changed from Honolulu Intl to Daniel Inouye Intl after the late Senator. Just wondered when that happened?
Thank you and have a great day.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38378

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Of course , there is no large body of water making a drive between Fresno and Oakland a long trip. I think GSP ATL flown now just as a) good number of xfer opportunites at ATL and b) an easy route to fly unril a dwcision is made on GSP as a whole.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CalJet by Elite Airways to Start CLD-LAS flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Re: CalJet by Elite Airways to Start CLD-LAS flights

Certainly not a very business friendly schedule. Guess that is not quite what they are after I would hope since whole scheduled day ( 2 rt) runs between 9am and 4pm. Wish it success Looks like they are going for day-trippers in both directions. Only if their day consists of a one hour day of action...

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CalJet by Elite Airways to Start CLD-LAS flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Re: CalJet by Elite Airways to Start CLD-LAS flights

Certainly not a very business friendly schedule. Guess that is not quite what they are after I would hope since whole scheduled day ( 2 rt) runs between 9am and 4pm.
Wish it success

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 23
Views: 4139

Re: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

Well this should drastically cut number of pax on SMX run I would imagine. I couldn't imagine O & D between SMX-BUR being that high, and also would assume majority did connect at LAX. I really can't imagine anyone flying to BUR, xferring to LAX and then fly on from there. And BUR really has very...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15220

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

khunpaul3 wrote:
I live 10 mins from my home. It is nice to have flights out of PAE. Driving to SEA is horrible congestion on between downtown and off


That's kind of odd, so you don't live in your home?? lol. ;)

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15220

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

For those getting unnecessarily testy discussing where the terminal will go, I created a composite graphic a while back using Google's aerial imagery and the drawings from one of the developer's permit applications. The exact building plans have changed a bit since then, but I believe the rough siz...

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eclipse flights - August 21 flights that fly the path of the solar eclipse
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Re: Eclipse flights - August 21 flights that fly the path of the solar eclipse

Just curious what normal flights will follow the path of the eclipse (mostly)? There must be a few, anything like Portland to Charleston, Seattle to Nashville? Quite a few will also cross the path of it too. No flight can keep up with it of course as the shadow moves at 1200knts across the ground. ...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15147

Re: Midwest Express 2017

LOL they show a CRJ 200 with an over wing exit. Guess they don't quite know what they want. :) I dunno, that exit looks pretty close to the original if you ask me.. :sarcastic: 1234189 Martijn LOL I realized my error too late to edit it. I was referencing a post earlier than my original that stated...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's in store for Cheyenne?
Replies: 12
Views: 1760

Re: What's in store for Cheyenne?

American Eagle did offer CYS-DFW nonstop for a short time a few years ago. Reason for the added temporary secured area of terminal. Guess loads were well south of what was hoped for , so it was eliminated. I also have thought a SLC flight would be a decent option. Or perhaps a DL?OO SLC-CYS-MSP rout...

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