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by KarlB737
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20741

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

BravoOne wrote:
Well there have been so many Mickey Mouse airlines over the past 50 years they should fit right in! Sorry, I couldn't help myself:)


First thing I thought of was Hooter's Air and we know how well that came and went.

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by KarlB737
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7637

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

I'd love to see Delta/SkyWest bid on MBL and get Manistee tied into the DTW hub. Currently MBL has the flights to MDW: https://flymanistee.com/ Now I realize that is not what you are requesting. First thing Delta would probably want to know are the fliers in the Manistee area filling those flights ...

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by KarlB737
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7637

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Well AZO has been closed now for a few days (June 10 till June 26) as reconstruction on the main runway is under way. Courtesy: WWMT-TV - Video Report Included Commercial Airlines Reopen At AZO After Runway Gets Repaved "Flights were scheduled to take off once again, Thursday, at the Kalamazoo...

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by KarlB737
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 66025

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

AirFiero wrote:
Book fast! American announces schedule of final MD-80 flights


How many 737 Max's does American have and given that how might that situation upend the MD80 retirement schedule.

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by KarlB737
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9554

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

I put this electric airliner into the same file folder as an airliner with no pilot. I believe the risks put these concepts too far out on the limb to satisfy necessary safety requirements. Look what Boeing has faced just on account of gambling with software to fix a flaw in design. I think electric...

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by KarlB737
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7637

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Courtesy: MLive Bishop Airport Will Rebuild, Improve Runway With $8-Million Grant "The Bishop project has already been designed and some work on it will begin this winter with the primary work to take place during the construction season in 2020. Flights will not be effected by this project bec...

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by KarlB737
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7637

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

As previously stated on the OAG update, some of the AZO cutback is temporary, and due to a runway construction project. Well AZO has been closed now for a few days (June 10 till June 26) as reconstruction on the main runway is under way. You have to wonder at what point someone will suggest a paral...

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by KarlB737
Mon May 20, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18919

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

To clarify what I think the market is: Primarily business travelers to St. Louis, Kansas City, etc where there are currently no direct flights (and even the connecting flights are expensive unless you book a month or more in advance). That was what the original Midwest was based on. Saved a lot of ...

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by KarlB737
Fri May 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24712

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

Courtesy: Air Transport World Allegiant’s Move To All-Airbus Fleet Paying Off "Allegiant operates 89 A320-family aircraft—37 A319ceos and 52 A320ceos—Aviation Week’s Fleet Discovery shows. The reliability of the newer aircraft helped Allegiant set a new daily block-hour mark for a full month in...

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by KarlB737
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44353

Re: WN looking at A220

Gary Kelly this morning added more for this thread to speculate around: "We're an all Boeing 737 carrier," Kelly also said on CNBC, "That doesn't mean we'll be an all 737 carrier into perpetuity." http://www.dallasnews.com/business/southwest-airlines/2019/04/25/southwest-posts-r...

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by KarlB737
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American is adding FNT-CLT flights
Replies: 23
Views: 2591

Re: American is adding FNT-CLT flights

Do you have a credible source backing this announcement? Courtesy: WNEM-TV Bishop International Airport Announces New Flights https://www.wnem.com/news/bishop-international-airport-announces-new-flights/article_6e14cb8e-5c68-11e9-9a24-6f476383dc86.html WJRT-TV finally acknowledged the story long af...

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by KarlB737
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29538

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

I think Delta should be careful before letting some of the MD-90s go when you consider the current problems with some of the newer aircraft. Let's not forget what this MAX problem has resulted in without the benefit of spare aircraft to replace them especially for Southwest. The A220 is still brand ...

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by KarlB737
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American is adding FNT-CLT flights
Replies: 23
Views: 2591

Re: American is adding FNT-CLT flights

Do you have a credible source backing this announcement? Courtesy: WNEM-TV Bishop International Airport Announces New Flights https://www.wnem.com/news/bishop-international-airport-announces-new-flights/article_6e14cb8e-5c68-11e9-9a24-6f476383dc86.html Courtesy: YouTube Bishop Airport Director Crai...

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by KarlB737
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13122

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

WN has had as many as 7000 calls on hold for res, with agents being required to work mandatory OT per their contract, and no end in sight. Passengers are being rebooked online only as many as 4 days from the original travel, with no compensation offered because it’s out of their control. To quote a...

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by KarlB737
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95813

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

The more I think about it I think that Allegiant really needs to come in and pick up routes like DTW to SAV/SRQ/VPS.... 1. Are your listed destinations noted above available from DTW through ATL or to another hub from another airline? 2. Maybe Allegiant doesn't want to go up against Delta. 3. Maybe...

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by KarlB737
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14858

Re: United Air’s Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

There are plenty of airports and routes out there, What cities aren't served where there is notable population? Didn't we hear this same dance with Metropolitan Airways...... Metropolitan Airways Plans to Offer Business Flights at Detroit City Airport in 2018 http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/Ann...

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by KarlB737
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7637

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Courtesy: WJRT-TV

United Airlines adds a new afternoon flight from Flint to Chicago

https://www.abc12.com/content/news/United-Airlines-adds-another-flight-from-Flint-to-Chicago-507960931.html

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by KarlB737
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7637

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Here is an interesting note that I never thought would happen because for a long time Delta had the most activity and Northwest before that. Courtesy: Aviation Pros Allegiant now Largest Airline at Flint Bishop International Airport https://www.aviationpros.com/airports/press-release/21073310/bishop...

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by KarlB737
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 1964

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
why not just a virtual pilot?


I heard the CEO of Delta airlines recently say he wouldn't fly on an airliner in that fashion. I wouldn't either. Regarding driverless cars no thank you to that as well.

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by KarlB737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95813

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Why doesn't G4 start service to Troy-Oakland airport? PSU.DTW.SCE in my opinion has always been one of the pillars of strength in our Detroit Air Service forum. When he starts suggesting Oakland Troy I know he is sitting on top of the Ren Cen roof with a cold cool one and a lap top. Oakland-Troy - ...

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by KarlB737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95813

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

If NK really cared about Detroit......... I don't think you can judge an airline by a paint job unless it is peeling. I remember when Spirit flew a DC-9 from DTW to RSW and that was pretty much it. I think they have pushed forward quite a bit at DTW since those early beginnings especially since the...

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by KarlB737
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716368

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I believe that one point has been over looked here. 350 of the 737-8 MAX have been put into service. 348 are still flying OK as of today. One point that seems to be overlooked by many people is that we have 300+ dead bodies on our hands. OK, we all get that. What has happened is absolutely tragic. ...

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by KarlB737
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716368

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

We have no idea what caused the ET accident but the experience of the pilots, maintenance and operating culture of the airline does. If they let people with 200 hrs fly the darn planes how much experience do you think their maintenance people have?? I believe that one point has been over looked her...

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by KarlB737
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 7218

Re: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019

A new thread to have discussions about gulf coastal airports that don't have thousands of daily flights Should PGD be included in your thread title? Whether yes or no what might you expect in the next few years at PGD. Can we expect another airline to step in there. It appears Frontier did a couple...

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by KarlB737
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95813

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

much of the negativity around Detroit is based on cold, hard facts..... Then maybe it's time you and I and the rest of this forum get ourselves updated. I"m not a fan of the present Detroit mayor however he is working harder than any I've seen before him to address every issue on the table. Th...

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by KarlB737
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21150

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I’m curious how you add 500 aircraft but only a few more dots?


I'm curious how you add 500 aircraft and can't maintain what you got.

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by KarlB737
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95813

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

perhaps the airport should start courting G4 to fill these secondary markets to Florida...... Why should DTW "court" Allegiant for anything ever. Allegiant is a part-time airline. Having Allegiant's part-time operation at DTW would be a waste of gate space. Like other forum members have s...

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by KarlB737
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34608

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

More info to chew on: Courtesy: Air Transport World OnLine Southwest Airlines Pilots Blast Management Over Maintenance Issues "The simmering battle between Southwest Airlines and its mechanics saw a new group join the fight, as the airline’s pilots’ union blasted management for “tribalizing and...

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by KarlB737
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11341

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway canceled

Where are they trying to fly for a 12,000ft runway to be necessary? Asia? Hell, Australia? Lol Not that any current airlines serving CLT are using the A380 maybe the airport was looking down the road to future international possibilities. I state this fully realizing that A380 production will grind...

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by KarlB737
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW meltdown?
Replies: 65
Views: 10772

Re: WN at MDW meltdown?

Even the CEO is willing to admit their are problems with the operation. When will the people of a.net? https://www.dallasnews.com/business/southwest-airlines/2019/02/23/southwest-ceo-urges-employees-hang-tumultuous-past-weeks From the link above: "We suddenly find ourselves in a period of tens...

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by KarlB737
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34608

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

The mechanics felt emboldened to write up planes after a CBS new report sez a CBS news report I just watched. Courtesy: CBS News - Video mentioned above included at link. Southwest Airlines Faces An "Operational Emergency" https://www.cbsnews.com/news/southwest-airlines-faces-an-operation...

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by KarlB737
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34608

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Company stresses duty of mechanics, inspectors to get to work. Carrier warns employees could be fired for unexcused absences There seems to have been a string of issues that have surfaced in the last few years which have sparked FAA action. Add a unsettled contract with mechanics. As always this al...

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by KarlB737
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RFD Expanding Cargo Area To Accommodate Amazon
Replies: 0
Views: 456

RFD Expanding Cargo Area To Accommodate Amazon

I thought it was impressive that RFD whose cargo and passenger numbers are up according to this report is taking significant steps to expand their cargo operations. Courtesy: Rockford Register Star "The airport is spending about $10 million to expand its 72,000-square-foot cargo terminal to 200...

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by KarlB737
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18650

Re: Boston Meltdown

Currently running 7 hour EDCTS Someone forgot to clear the runways before the temp fell to 0F...and now they are having real problems. Anyone there? Stories? Courtesy: WCVB-TV - Video Report Hundreds of delays, cancellations at Logan Airport https://www.wcvb.com/article/hundreds-of-delays-cancellat...

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by KarlB737
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7637

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

The press conference was the official announcement of GRR becoming a RON crew and aircraft base... Courtesy: Aviation Pros Allegiant Announces Aircraft Base in Grand Rapids, New Jobs and Future Growth Opportunities https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12440584/allegiant-announces-aircraft-bas...

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by KarlB737
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 10231

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

To think what the original CR2 did for aviation - specifically in North America, and now to see this. I can still remember the joy the Comair fliers expressed when Comair went to "all Jet". We all remember how some fliers wanted nothing to do with the turbo-props (not me) so when Comair w...

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by KarlB737
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95813

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

klm617 wrote:
Detroit deserves more than Delta Airlines..


OK since ORD has two major airlines present at that hub what other airline might set up shop at DTW IF additional concourses were established once the Smith Terminal is removed and replaced with additional concourse and gate capacity. Notice I said IF.

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by KarlB737
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95813

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Does anyone here besides me remember when DTW had two observation decks on over the C concourse......... Staying far away from the hub debate I do recall the observation deck over concourse C. I spent many hours up there viewing aircraft including very loud TWA B707s that would taxi right over to t...

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by KarlB737
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13815

Re: HERB R.I.P.

IF true, it's sad, but what is the source? Still, he's a legendary guy! Courtesy: WFAA-TV Herb Kelleher, Founder Of Southwest Airlines Who 'revolutionized the industry,' Dies At 87 https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/herb-kelleher-founder-of-southwest-airlines-who-revolutionized-the-industry-dies-at-...

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by KarlB737
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13769

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

enilria wrote:

DL AZO-DTW JUN 5>1.8[5]
DL AZO-MSP JUN 1.7>0.6[1.7]


Whoa !! that's quite a slashing. Is no one using Delta's service.

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by KarlB737
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 6167

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

The penalty for airspace incursion needs to be of a more immediate and effective nature. I believe like all of you that this is big and a serious issue. I don't think we will see "jamming" inserted as a partial solution here. I have to wonder if a stronger penalty could be the start of a ...

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by KarlB737
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13981

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

Not a good sign for a company hoping to get ETOPS approval. This is a recurring issue at WN. Does anyone from WN have insight on why maintenance continue to be challenge in compliance for WN? I think it's good that WN grounded the aircraft involved in this instance however other issues are clearly ...

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by KarlB737
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155051

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Courtesy: Aviation Pros

Delta Ends Detroit-CAK Connection

https://www.aviationpros.com/news/12437737/delta-ends-detroit-cak-connection

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by KarlB737
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155051

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Courtesy: MLive

DTW Anticipating 900K Travelers This Holiday Season

https://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/11/detroit_airport_holiday_travel.html#incart_river_index

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by KarlB737
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 13140

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

Courtesy: Aviation Pros

Allegiant Airlines Retires MD-80 Aircraft After Nearly 13 Years At Toledo Express Airport

https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12437264/allegiant-airlines-retires-md-80-aircraft-after-nearly-13-years-at-toledo-express-airport

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by KarlB737
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 89465

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Courtesy: Aviation Pros

Allegiant Airlines Retires MD-80 Aircraft After Nearly 13 Years At Toledo Express Airport

https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12437264/allegiant-airlines-retires-md-80-aircraft-after-nearly-13-years-at-toledo-express-airport

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by KarlB737
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155051

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Courtesy: MLive

Icelandic Budget Airline To Offer One-Way $199 Detroit-Tel Aviv Flights

https://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2018/10/icelandic_budget_airline_to_of.html#incart_river_index

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by KarlB737
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6056

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

Does anyone think that Sun Country would be a good fit for Flint to Florida service. I'd rather see Frontier enter the market with some relevant markets instead of seasonal Florida routes which Allegiant seems to provide Flint really needs a carrier that is going to operate daily service at the ver...

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by KarlB737
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 6878

Re: Hurricane Micheal

I'm very surprisied that ATL is not taking more precautions and being more pro active. I find this amazing! Courtesy: Atlanta Business Chronicle Atlanta Airport Will Continue Normal Operations, In Light Of Hurricane Michael https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2018/10/10/atlanta-airport-will-co...

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