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by NOVAIAD
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19244

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

I can't speak for mainland Greece, but out here in Chania, it is clearly a seasonal destination, but not a destination where you see hordes of Americans coming over on summer break. Only five flights per day this time of year, all on Aegean. Aside from the Chania proper, the further out of town you ...

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by NOVAIAD
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ANA/United IAD-BKK questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: ANA/United IAD-BKK questions

I'm taking my first trip to Asia tomorrow. First leg is ANA NH1 from IAD to NRT, then NH807 from NRT-BKK. I booked the flights through United. My questions- 1. Check in and boarding pass are done at the ANA counter in DC, correct? 2. I believe I have to clear security in Tokyo before going to the g...

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by NOVAIAD
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 17049

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

767333ER wrote:
An insane deal that involved huge discount


Yeah, because we all know Boeing is the only one desperate enough to do something like this. For shame an airline not pay full price, I mean, what are they thinking?!?!

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

Meh, how long does it take? Two decades, three, ten? The region's growth is slowing down, particularly in the outer Northern Virginia counties that is supposedly IAD's market. When the area was seeing explosive growth last decade (Loudoun was the 3rd fastest growing county in the nation in the mid-...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

When the metro comes, I expect only a small rise in passengers. It will still be a long metro ride from the city, the metro is difficult to use for non residents (Fares to destinations are different depending on the destination an time of day and riding the metro now requires you to buy a smartrip ...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

You make some decent points, but that 21 stop ride is ONLY if you start on the silver line; add a transfer from another line and 5 or more additional stops, it starts to get longer. No matter where you are going, starting on a Metro line other than Silver will add on extra time, so your point make ...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

BWI is connected via Metro/Bus Combo Shorter than IAD Metro/Bus Combo, and also had Commuter rail/Amtrak options from DC IAD has Metro/Bus Combo that takes long as is, and won't be much shorter with the 22 silver line stops. Express trains are not possible with current infrastructure Metro Center t...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

BWI is fine for SWA access, but hard to get to from DC/Virginia. BWI is much easier to get to now from DC than IAD, and arguably will still be easier once phase 2 of the Silver Line is complete. (Green Line to Greenbelt & B30 bus, or Amtrak to BWI station and shuttle bus) The Silver Line downto...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

Even if they did, it would still not properly discuss or handle, BWI. Those closer to the ground, please correct me to the most correct answer - however getting from downtown DC to BWI is sometimes less of a hassle (if using mass transit) than getting to IAD. Having booked a college students on the...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

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 ...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

UAL777UK wrote:
So its looking like DCA beats IAD hands down by the looks of things. How are those flights out of DCA to LHR, FRA, NRT, BRU, CDG etc doing? ;)


That BA A380 is on final approach low over the Potomac as we speak.

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

Don't worry Mods...this post won't mention our new US President's risk to DC area airports, so hope you won't remove this post... IAD will do fine in the future, regardless of what UA does... - 2020 Silver-line Metro rail arrives, all the "too far out" from DC talk should subside. Yes the...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

GSP psgr - if it takes you 30-35 minutes to get to your gate at IAD, then maybe you should stick with your GSP airport. IAD is not GSP, and they have little over 4 gates (unlike GSP), and from the parking garage to C gates it takes about 10 minutes. That's involving walk from daily garage, going th...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

But some cons,,, - Still some terrible 1960's era Mobile Lounge transport, Yuk! Yes, but they're still fun to ride on. Not many airports can you get off a flight and onto one of these mobile lounges and get the airfield perspective like you can at IAD. - Customs/Passport and arrival baggage is alwa...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

If it took you 35 minutes then you are not doing something right. My mother who doesn't speak English, can get from check in desks to C/D gates in 10 minutes. IAD is my airport of choice in the DC area mainly because I live less than 10 minutes from it. I have flown in and out of IAD maybe 40-50 ti...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

To me, the biggest problem isn't the distance from downtown. I don't mind that. It's the fact that once you get there, IAD is a complete and utter rat maze. From the time I'm dropped off at the curb, there's like 9 different escalators to get to the gate I'm at (or the moronic walk from what will b...

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

TWA772LR wrote:
I did a look on the IAD wikipedia page and it shows that cargo traffic is been decreasing since the 2001 peak. What is the main cargo hub for the region? BWI?


Neither. Both IAD & BWI are served by multiple daily flights from FX and 5X.

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by NOVAIAD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18491

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

BobPatterson wrote:
theasianguy wrote:
When Congress, in their wisdom


That's what we call an oxymoron

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