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by GSPSPOT
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18173

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

I wish AS would throw MKE a tag. All they've done here is gradually reduce the a/c size (and cancel at the last minute a quite often based on what I hear). I see AS doing CMH-MSP (and then presumably on to SEA/PDX) now. Would be cool for MKE to be the "MSP" in a similar scenario

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by GSPSPOT
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10659

Re: Airport construction projects question

I recently read a news article from January about the SLC expansion, that it was being grown from the original plans due to greater than expected growth experienced by the airlines (mainly DL) that serve it. Guess not so much any more...

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by GSPSPOT
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Images: KLM 747 at AMS 1971-1991
Replies: 30
Views: 5165

Re: IMAGES: KLM 747 at AMS 1971-1991

Beautiful and nostalgic. KLM ATL-AMS was my very first international flight in 1985. AMS and the city of Amsterdam (well, really all of the Netherlands) are dear to my heart.

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by GSPSPOT
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12636

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

We are currently standing in the middle of 1945 Hiroshima......what rises from these ashes will be nothing like it was before.....I hope it is better. Business plans will change and a lot can happen when employees step up in big ways to save a company. We shall see but I would love to see 50 seater...

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7574

Re: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

Here at MKE, seems our WN concourse if waaay too busy for what's going on right now. MDW diversions?

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49428

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

A wonderful product that now stands little to no chance to return to the skies, with everything going on right now.

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by GSPSPOT
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49428

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

Update on Midwest: - Announcements to come by the end of March (Q1). - Midwest could use either the CRJ200 and/or the CRJ700 for their routes. - Elite is prepared to begin flights for Midwest, and could work with them for up to two years. https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2020/02/28/elite-...

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by GSPSPOT
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8258

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

Most people who contract it exhibit mild or no overt symptoms.....??

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8258

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

The sooner it works thru the population the better, IMO. Then maybe things will settle down.

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40th anniversary of Western 2605
Replies: 7
Views: 2797

Re: 40th anniversary of Western 2605

We'll just consider it a "personal best" for the airport.

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 2694

Re: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?

Hughes Airwest anyone?

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by GSPSPOT
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19816

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

So, taking a general cabin shot infringes on someone else's rights?!

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by GSPSPOT
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Unusual Landing at ORD
Replies: 14
Views: 5577

Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

[quote="OneX123"]I’ve watched arrivals for most days the past 3yrs (live in a high rise) [quote]
You're livin' my dream, man!

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by GSPSPOT
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19677

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

F9 has a decent number of routes out of MKE. Any inklings of changes there?

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by GSPSPOT
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20794

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

FedexL1011 wrote:
Alaska has done that as well with their Ricardo seats in Main Cabin on their Airbus fleet.

Ricardo seats... Thanks for the chuckle. ;-)

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by GSPSPOT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80442

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Bummer. Seems to be cancelled due to weather.

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings
Replies: 55
Views: 9144

Re: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings

I just hope this translates into a more reliable and CONSISTENT product/experience for passengers.

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by GSPSPOT
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190516

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Please forgive me if this has already been asked in this LONG thread, but wouldn't fixing the MAX's MCAS issue boil down to a matter of testing and writing new code (or vice-versa)?

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by GSPSPOT
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 6993

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

We transited MEX twice in May last year. We only touched the AM terminal (going DL/AM and vice versa). I found the terminal to be charming. Open air (but not quite to the level of HNL), and not super-crowded. Now, granted we flew First Class and got to use the AM lounge. But we didn't have to wait a...

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by GSPSPOT
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19694

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

The last few times DL tried MCO-MIA,the loads were terrible and I doubt many local people seriously consider flying unless they can get NK level fares. >>THIS<< And IMO, also applies to TPA. Flying these distances doesn't seem to warrant a flight. Feeding LATAM flights is a CONSIDERATION, yes, but ...

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56654

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I don't think many here would seriously debate the prudence in dumping fuel here, it's just where it was done, and at what altitude it was done that are at issue. Pretty simple.

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11506

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Thanks for the info! But THAT sucks out loud. And such a new hotel for that to have happened. It really does suck. The bar and the restaurant downstairs are very nice. Bradstreet Crafthouse, which has been in a couple of different locations downtown Minneapolis, has excellent food and drinks, and I...

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anchorage & the A321XLR
Replies: 29
Views: 3746

Re: Anchorage & the A321XLR

I can’t imagine any of these routes being a success without significant belly cargo capabilities, which the XLR lacks. Why? Lots of narrowbodies go to ANC every day. Freight needs could still be handled by cargo carriers. I believe the point is that passenger flights could be subsidized by cargo on...

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11506

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Note also that there is no longer a bar at the top, which is a huge downer. It is now a private event space, and you can rent it out for a hefty sum. All food and drink for guests and visitors are on the ground level with no view of the airport. Thanks for the info! But THAT sucks out loud. And suc...

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL TU114 in 1967
Replies: 29
Views: 4697

Re: JAL TU114 in 1967

I believe the TU-114 was one of the most beautiful airliners ever built. I have only seen one and it was on display at the entrance to Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. Sadly, shortly after, it went to the crusher. What a waste of this important aircraft in history. I agree. It was kind of the 757 of i...

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by GSPSPOT
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off the pavement in GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 4483

Re: Delta off the pavement in GRB

Yeastbeast wrote:
I'm a bit surprised there's GRB-ATL flights when MKE is so close, let alone ORD.

Believe it or not, most commercial airports in WI with DL service have flights to ATL, despite the proximity of MSP and DTW.

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11506

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Just a tangential question: Are there any decent views of the ramps or runways from the new hotel recently built onsite at MSP?

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Austin to Barcelona/Rome
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Norwegian Considering Austin to Barcelona/Rome

What would be the target audience/market? Sure, Austin is growing, but is there some connection between the cities or something?

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by GSPSPOT
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8612

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

questions wrote:
Regardless of whether SEA is capable of handling this or not, why are they doing this? What is the need?

No "need" per se, but perhaps a slow return to what many of us who are old enough fondly remember.

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by GSPSPOT
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173238

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Please pardon my ignorance, but what are SSWs?

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24068

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

I'm sorry, but I feel that the 748 is the most beautiful version of the most elegant jumbo jet. It will be a profoundly sad day when no version of the 747 is being produced any longer.

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by GSPSPOT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 165084

Re: Forbes: after building Dallas, AA focuses on CLT

f CLT completes a 360 degree circling of the airport with taxiways, allowing planes to circumnavigate the entire airport rather than just via south of the terminals, efficiency will climb astronomically. It all depends on what needs to be done. If you can start to claim that your airport can "...

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by GSPSPOT
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 15788

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

KOMAtose wrote:
Midwest Express is planning to launch this January

Source? Any details?

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by GSPSPOT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12617

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

Not really on-topic but San Miguel de Allende is a UNESCO world heritage site and on my all-time bucket list.

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by GSPSPOT
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?
Replies: 70
Views: 12364

Re: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?

What gets me about AA being so RJ-heavy at ORD is that from MKE (admittedly ridiculously close to ORD to begin with), AA is exclusively CR2, while UA mixes RJs (small and large) and mainline as large as 739s during the summer on the very same route. Where is the love, AA? Grrrrr…. That’s not true w...

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by GSPSPOT
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?
Replies: 70
Views: 12364

Re: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?

What gets me about AA being so RJ-heavy at ORD is that from MKE (admittedly ridiculously close to ORD to begin with), AA is exclusively CR2, while UA mixes RJs (small and large) and mainline as large as 739s during the summer on the very same route. Where is the love, AA? Grrrrr….

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by GSPSPOT
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147504

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I just think this is intriguing. I love the 764. Only flew it once MCO-ATL many years ago, but to my eye it's a beautiful bird. Add in next-gen engines and tweaks here & there, I can't wait to fly on an updated version! The seating arrangement of the 767 family in Economy is superior from a pax ...

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45727

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Vio wrote:
Simulations, testing facilities and procedures, etc. are better than they have ever been. Why do we see so many new products being "recalled" or scrutinized?

I was thinking the very same thing re: Max issues.

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by GSPSPOT
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250170

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Do any know what route or have an route list that DL MD still fly to? Trying to catch something for my birthday that’s about to come up for fun, before they are all gone. Trying to find the cheapest one, without breaking the bank. Sorry if I am on the wrong post. We still get MD88s & 90s all da...

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise
Replies: 41
Views: 6340

Re: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise

This reminds me of people who carp about increasing flights at Love Field in Dallas. I'd LOVE for those people to have lived in the same areas when the dominant a/c were 707s DC8s BAC-111s, DC9s 727s, etc. Their heads would have exploded.

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 15788

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

The social media accounts for MSN are teasing "an exciting announcement happening on October 23rd." https://www.instagram.com/p/B3W_9wRAgnF/ Additionally, according to the county's Airport Commission September minutes, the airport's marketing director was recently scheduled to meet with A...

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by GSPSPOT
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12920

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

I for one enjoy the luxury of being able to enjoy content on the airline's system (visually handicapped though it may be to purists) without having one more personal item to deal with during the trip. DL manages to offer both (PTV and streaming content) on many flights.

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by GSPSPOT
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Spirit Like Before Becoming a ULCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 8370

Re: What Was Spirit Like Before Becoming a ULCC?

Does NK no longer do the Big Front Seat thing any more?

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by GSPSPOT
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15303

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

I would have hoped that security-minded fellow pax might have said something in such a scenario. Remember, we should all still be eyes & ears when someone who needs to know doesn't notice something that is "off".

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by GSPSPOT
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15637

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

Who initiated this change - AS or AA? Doesn't seem to benefit either airline. AA really could use the AS network as a de-facto presence in the Northwest, since their current presence is largely hub-only flying.

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by GSPSPOT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to end MKE-GDL?
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Volaris to end MKE-GDL?

It's been the talk for a while locally. Some people noticed that Volaris (and Allegiant for that matter) flights weren't bookable after a certain date, even taking seasonality of flights into account.

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by GSPSPOT
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25186

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Thankfully, most criminals don't consider or understand that what they do can easily be tracked. I understand human impulse, but if you do something to endanger the lives of others, you should be prepared to suffer the consequences.

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by GSPSPOT
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20391

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

Cointrin330 wrote:
The problem I see with Parker is him trying to run AA as though it was still US.

>>>THIS<<<

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by GSPSPOT
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20391

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

My personal experiences mirror those of others. On AA, the onboard experience is a toss-up, a gamble. On DL, it's much more consistent. People need to make plans, to know what to expect. Weather, mechanical issues can happen anywhere/anytime. But all other things being equal, DL provides a more cons...

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