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by ADrum23
Tue May 22, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Why do they need to shut the whole [APM] system down? Are they going to be replacing the whole system (i.e, the tracks and everything) or just refurbishing? With that long of a timeline I would expect more than just a refurb. The only reference I have is Chidino's post (#427 and beyond) where he me...

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by ADrum23
Tue May 22, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Well it's that time again. WN schedule extension on May 31st. Pulling for IND or PDX once again. I've seen in the WN schedule thread a few mentions of SMF. Not sure. In today's Business Journal the city is ranked #17 in the blockchain jobs market (I had to Google that one). I've often wondered if B...

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by ADrum23
Tue May 22, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Not quite understanding your point here. 1. The APM would not be extended to the western parking/screening facility during this phase. When I said what I said above, I meant it should only go between the global terminal and satellite 2 as it is a fairly long walk. 2. CVG has a people mover for a mu...

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by ADrum23
Tue May 22, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

O'Hare shutting down the APM (people movers between terminals) Monday through Friday for overhaul: https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2018/05/21/ohare-shutting-down-airport-transit-system.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2018-05-21&u=2aEX9JiRM4mrn7a2cp4J0w029f8915&t=15269438...

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by ADrum23
Tue May 22, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

All- Been keeping up with the news and articles and I haven't really seen a DATE of when things are going into effect? Example, I am flying in and out of ORD every single week, I do see what appears to be dirt and construction going on. What is the first project happening? It seems the L Gates just...

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by ADrum23
Mon May 21, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23050

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

Where will the six MAX 7's go once they get them next year?

I do hope they end up getting a fair amount of MAX 7's to replace some of the older 73G's.

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by ADrum23
Mon May 21, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Under the current long range plans, passengers coming from the west (off IL-390/I-490) going to T5 would have to clear security, ride the people mover all the way to the current T3, exit security and ride the existing ATS to T5 and re-clear security. They must figure that the percentage of pax doin...

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by ADrum23
Mon May 21, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Speaking of the APM, and I may have mentioned this before, I think they should install it in this phase and simply extend it when the additional concourses are built. It's going to be a fairly long walk to Satellite 2 from the global terminal and having it would be nice. Will the new tunnel at leas...

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by ADrum23
Sat May 19, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I still think they should interconnect all terminals post security. It couldn't hurt. Don't disagree with you there. Perhaps they will continue the current airside shuttle, T-3 to/from T-5, and then expand it to the new T-2. Not sure they will see the traffic to justify it, however. I don't think a...

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by ADrum23
Sat May 19, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 11648

Re: AA's position in NYC

What happened to AA at JFK anyway? I know what happened to them at LGA thanks to the (idiotic) US Airways/Delta slot swap, but it seems AA at JFK is becoming more of a focus city than a hub. AA made a big mistake letting DL becoming the number 1 airline in NYC. Imagine if AA's and DL's roles were re...

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by ADrum23
Sat May 19, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I thought it was core OW/SA partners moving to the global terminal with the non core partners staying in T5 with Skyteam and LCC's? Don't believe so. From the O'Hare 21 announcement document: "O’Hare will also soon become home to the first Global Alliance Hub in North America and one of only 5...

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by ADrum23
Sat May 19, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17457

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

How many gates does DL have at RDU out of curiousity? 11 regular plus an international gate for CDG.. plus some RON gates... So is DL gonna add any more flights soon? They been kinda stagnant.. and why don’t they have Westjet start RDU.. we need another Canadian tail... and a Mexican tail... I thou...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17457

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

How many gates does DL have at RDU out of curiousity?

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by ADrum23
Fri May 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

ILS28ORD wrote:
I thought it was core OW/SA partners moving to the global terminal with the non core partners staying in T5 with Skyteam and LLCs?


Define “core partners”. If you are talking about jv partners, then only LH, NH (UA) and BA, JL (AA) will be going. That isn’t very many.

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by ADrum23
Fri May 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I find it odd the city doesn't seem to want to connect T5 to the rest of the terminals via a post security walkway or 2 direction bus. They keep promoting the expansion and how interconnected the airport will be, esp for intl--> domestic transfers, while being fine with keeping T5 isolated. Not sur...

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by ADrum23
Thu May 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Perhaps this was discussed elsewhere; if so, I missed it. As midway7 implied upthread, Frontier has moved entirely over to T-5 as of yesterday. http://www.flychicago.com/business/media/news/pages/article.aspx?newsid=1464 When are they going to start on the T5 expansion? There are several places tha...

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by ADrum23
Thu May 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Concourse D will break ground on June 20th.

http://bnavisionnashville.com/site/web/assets/2018/05/Concourse-D-and-Terminal-Wings-_May-2018.pdf (see second page)

It's about time. This needs to get going.

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by ADrum23
Thu May 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39327

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So which carrier is tops at AUS now, based on avg seats per day, and which airlines follow? Historically it's been WN, followed by AA but with the DL/NW merger and the aforementioned 21% jump YOY by DL...surely the positions may have shifted significantly. DL is set up to overtake UA in the next ye...

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by ADrum23
Sun May 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

Hilarious. It would be nice if you explained how that is hilarious........ That is a factual statement, where else would DL have gone in the midwest if they hadn't merged with NW? CVG would not have remained a hub with a merger with AA/UA due to ORD. However, I think it is very likely CVG would hav...

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by ADrum23
Sun May 13, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

Okay, I see you don't study history. In 2001 AA had every opportunity to leave ORD and grow an already established fortress hub in the midwest that was complete with international service and connections all over the country. They closed it faster than many thought possible in order to grow at ORD....

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by ADrum23
Sat May 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

So your saying AA would have completely dehubbed both DTW and MSP (had they merged with NW) in order to continue playing second fiddle to UA at ORD where they are not as profitable as if they had an airport all to themselves? Yeah, I don't think so....... AA probably wouldn't have completely reduce...

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by ADrum23
Sat May 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10120

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

Still that odd schedule and on a CRJ as mentioned. Delta reloaded CVG-XNA effective April 2, 2019 with 1x/day CRJ. It looks like it was just a seasonal suspension. Two thoughts on this... 1) They are dropping it in early August, so the season for CVG-XNA is April-July? Makes no sense. 2) It's all b...

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by ADrum23
Sat May 12, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

The first LOL is the idea that AA in any merger scenario would leave ORD for DTW and/or MSP. Between those three, ORD is the last airport AA (or any other carrier) would abandon, not the first. Much larger FF base and much more O/D traffic than DTW or MSP. So your saying AA would have completely de...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9544

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

How is MSY doing? It is also a pretty new BA destination. It seems to be doing pretty well. Wasn’t it upgauged even before it was actually launched? It wasn't upgauged, the frequency was increased between announcement and commencement, due to demand. Loadwise, it surprised a lot of people that the ...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

LFs for Seattle flights. AS does really well. DL falls off. AS Month... Outbound.... Inbound October..... 95.12%.....93.92% November.... 93.41%.....93.43% December..... 95.04%.....89.28% January.... 81.85%.....83.64% February.... 88.87%.....87.06% DL October .....85.41%..... 87.97% November .....74...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9544

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

I wonder if this growth will keep going if other carriers come in and launch additional TATL service to other European cities. You have to wonder if DL is looking at this and planning to launch AUS-AMS as a result. Why AMS Delta should go to Paris CDG, Paris is a bigger hub and a bigger city. There...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9544

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

khowaga wrote:
B747forever wrote:
How is MSY doing? It is also a pretty new BA destination.


It seems to be doing pretty well. Wasn’t it upgauged even before it was actually launched?


It was increased to 5x weekly shortly after it started, but nothing since then.

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9544

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

I wonder if this growth will keep going if other carriers come in and launch additional TATL service to other European cities. You have to wonder if DL is looking at this and planning to launch AUS-AMS as a result. AUS already has three scheduled carriers to Europe. Impossible to know what DL is th...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

UA/US: Would be named United. Hubs at LAX,SFO,PHX (downsized),DEN,ORD,CLT,DCA,IAD (downsized),PHL,LGA (focus city). Washington DC would be an issue, so UA/US likely divests slots at DCA and gates at IAD. I think PHL serves at primary TATL gateway and SFO as the primary TPAC gateway. Would leave a b...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9544

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

I wonder if this growth will keep going if other carriers come in and launch additional TATL service to other European cities. You have to wonder if DL is looking at this and planning to launch AUS-AMS as a result.

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

AS double daily is only for summer, not year round. I would never have guessed that BNA-SFO/OAK would have the same frequency as BNA-SEA for the summer. Pretty impressive to have that much capacity to SEA. Makes for pretty cheap flights. Though I’m surprised they only do one flight to OAK, which is...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Also keep in mind though that AS is going double daily this summer, so as far as we can tell in the future there will be at least 3 year round SEA flights from AS and DL, plus the WN seasonal. It’s a lot of seats, especially since it was unserved until just a few years ago. I do think WN could easi...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Also keep in mind though that AS is going double daily this summer, so as far as we can tell in the future there will be at least 3 year round SEA flights from AS and DL, plus the WN seasonal. It’s a lot of seats, especially since it was unserved until just a few years ago. I do think WN could easi...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 836
Views: 51826

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Delta would not start a London route, if British Airways did. . . ? ? ? When you say competition what do you mean? I’m just asking. Well BA would rather dedicate its planes to places like STL or MCI or CMH or CLE that don't already have full service to Europe (I know Iceland is in Europe but you kn...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 43552

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved

If I had my druthers, since the Hilton airport hotel needs to be renovated anyway, I'd demolish it, and expand the new T2 / global terminal into that space as well, bridging over the roadway (or relocating it), to create a massive, integrated transit terminal like the asian airports. Ideally, the s...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15627

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Not to mention F9’s logo and colors which are teal and gray: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Frontier_airlines_logo14.png I have to say, I think a merged F9/NK would be very interesting. F9 is starting more NK-like operations with connections in cities such as DEN, CVG, ORD, LAS...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15627

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Spirit to announce they are acquiring F9 and becoming the leading ULCC in the US?

Wishful thinking.........

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Atlanta starts August 7th and OKC starts October 7th. So those are after the window I was looking at for June/July, since June/July is usually the summer peak. July could be a little different but since they were on the same update they usually are pretty close to the same. I did every destination ...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

HeyHey wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:

Total 101 112


Assuming nothing gets axed over the next 12 months, adding 5 daily ATL flights and 1 Sunday OKC flight would have us at 106 M-F and 118 on Sunday. If we get PDX then that could turn into 107 & 119.


How many flights would they be doing per gate?

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I arrived in the airport Sunday evening and could not believe how busy it was for a Sunday evening. I cannot wait for the new central terminal to be finished with the consolidated security checkpoint. This is like the third or fourth time you have said this. Why is it so hard to believe an airport ...

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by ADrum23
Fri May 11, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

AA gains two solid midwestern hubs allowing them to pull out of ORD LOL CVG and possibly MEM remain hubs in this scenario. Also LOL DL becomes even more dominant in NYC by gaining a hub at EWR Have to first be dominant before you can become "more" dominant. DL wasn't #1 pre-merger in NYC ...

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by ADrum23
Thu May 10, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I arrived in the airport Sunday evening and could not believe how busy it was for a Sunday evening. I cannot wait for the new central terminal to be finished with the consolidated security checkpoint. The airport will be a mess while BNA Vision is taking shape. Once completed, it’ll be pretty nice ...

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by ADrum23
Thu May 10, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

What would things be like today if AA, UA and DL merged with someone (NW, CO, US) other than whom they ended up in merging with in reality? For example, lets say the following mergers happened. 1. UA/US merge. 2. AA/NW merge. 3. DL/CO merge. Just some of the things that this could have resulted in; ...

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by ADrum23
Thu May 10, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 942
Views: 72709

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

CVG Update: Just did a quick walk-through of Concourse B for the preparation for WOW. - Looks like the Delta Sky Lounge is getting a facelift. I can't tell for sure since I would have to pay to go look but there is a banner in the Concourse mentioning something about it. - The American gates look g...

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by ADrum23
Wed May 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 54990

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I assume for runway 4L/22R, in the future, it will be only used as a departure from 4L otherwise the proposed 2nd satellite (Concourse D) could not be built as far north as it is and the future long-term 3rd and 4th satellites would not be able to be built either? But if that was the case, could th...

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by ADrum23
Wed May 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I'm not surprised. The airport was more packed in the terminal than I've ever seen it when I flew in Saturday and there was a massive line of cars almost out to 40 when I flew out on Sunday. Personally, I'm bummed about the re-split of security. The security line on the Delta/United side is always ...

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by ADrum23
Tue May 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 223
Views: 18227

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Hold on. Is WN really thinking about starting up at the likes of FTW, AFW, TKI?

I thought that was against the Wright agreement? Can someone explain the situation here? I'm pretty sure AA and DFW would have something to say about that if it was proposed.

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by ADrum23
Tue May 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 942
Views: 72709

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

A USA Jet Airlines DC-9 from YIP is enroute to CVG currently: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JUS205. They have a fleet of cargo DC-9's, 727's and MD80's, it would be exciting to see if DHL contracted some work out to them, but I figure this must be a one-off. It's fun to see those seemingly ra...

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by ADrum23
Tue May 08, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 59518

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

They should start filling in the hole on the ramp pretty soon which will close the outer connector. The already congested ramp at peak times will get even worse. Now with Speedbird essentially blocking the whole north ramp for 15-20 mins during tow. I bet we’ll have a ramp control by the end of the...

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by ADrum23
Mon May 07, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 223
Views: 18227

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

The never ending Love Field drama continues......... It all boils down to this, one of the following needs to happen in order to resolve this issue once and for all. 1. Lift all the remaining restrictions at Love Field (including the ban on international flights) and allow the airlines to build as m...

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