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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 2029
Views: 406298

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Dumb question, looking for a WN expert. Flying WN next month. I paid for the early check in. Does it check me in automatically or do I need to do anything as well. Sorry for the basic nature, I simply don't know. Thank you in advance. If you paid for early bird, it will reserve you a boarding spot ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14624

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

What I see in Europe and have seen in Australia is that planes will take off down the runway especially if the load is light or the plane is smaller. I have seen this at LIS, MUC, ADL and MEL. At MEL it was a UA 744 taking off about a 3rd of the way down runway 34. It was only going to SYD and was ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: (Video Only) - Avelo Air Kalamazoo Inaugural Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: (Video Only) - Avelo Air Kalamazoo Inaugural Flight

Thanks for sharing. Did they keep the WN interior on that 73G? The shots I saw made it look like they did.

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 259
Views: 53285

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Starboard & Port are NOT used in North America, but are used in other parts of the world in aviation. From watching a few videos, it seems as though the pilots must have seen it coming, #1's engine cowls for reverse thrust are open. Amazed the right wing is still intact. I've been in aviation f...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14624

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

B727skyguy wrote:
NW outsourced all except 40 of its largest stations in the mid-2000s.


How many European carriers have their own staff at more than, say, 20 stations?

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Atlas Air 359 DOVER to RZESZOW
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Atlas Air 359 DOVER to RZESZOW

What do you mean by flight path? Activity at Rzeszow has increased since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. https://flightaware.com/live/airport/EPRZ Yes, and RZE wasn’t exactly a backwater before that. Heck, it has sustained (less than daily) TATL passenger service in the not-so-dis...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 832
Views: 118771

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022

FAA says there's a ground stop until 1630 Local for "Equipment Failure." Is that correct? Aircraft appear to be arriving and departing relatively normally.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16
Replies: 126
Views: 19000

Re: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16

who is going to make the drive from another city when a connecting flight from your city is just as fast and you do not have to drive to Cincy There is a significant Indian population in Columbus IN due to Cummins and Toyota. Plus Indian presence in Indy. Is it more than 40K people? There are 40K S...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16
Replies: 126
Views: 19000

Re: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16

In Nashville, I've found our BA flight to open fewer connections to secondary Europe than I had expected. For instance, I do a lot of work with the auto industry, so STR is an important destination for me. BA's first flight to STR is at like 1700, so going through LHR doesn't save time over a doubl...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16
Replies: 126
Views: 19000

Re: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16

This opens up a lot of one stop options that prior to getting a flight to mainland Europe require 2 stops. Saves a lot of time not having the 2nd layover. Also, when going to Europe your argument works opposite. If you want to fly MCI-XXX-Venice, there are going to be a lot more flights to Venice f...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16
Replies: 126
Views: 19000

Re: CVG New Service Announcement 11/16

We're already b*tching in KC. IND and MCI are about to learn a valuable lesson. Incentives only go so far, there are only so many cities that make sense to add, airlines prefer proven markets and we're reaching the bottom of the barrel in terms of airlines adding new long haul routes. Where's the c...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Nov 14, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1251
Views: 248362

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

Still unable to find the original document online; maybe this detail of the Delta end of T5 and the key to a/c is slightly clearer. https://i.postimg.cc/mr9FzVPy/T-5-west-detail.png Interesting to see that M6 & M7 in the green Delta area are FIS capable gates (crosshatched areas)... if this pre...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 2029
Views: 406298

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

mesasurf wrote:
What are the chances WN resumes the following routes from SLC that were once serviced? SLC-SEA/PDX/GEG/ABQ/BOI/RNO


I’d suggest that the better chance for WN growth is filling in routes to “hubs” - stuff like getting BNA and STL up to daily.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1251
Views: 248362

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

se210 wrote:
It looks like M21>M30, M22>M32, M23>M33, M34=new.


The old/original terminal structure ends around (current) M25. Everything east of there is the extension.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 2029
Views: 406298

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

What's going on with N7747C? It flew yesterday but today it's at DAL surrounded by probably 40 baggage carts. It was a very odd sight. Something to do with cancellations related to Hurricane Nicole, most likely. They evacuated lots of aircraft to DAL (I’d estimate 15 or 20 parked on hardstands mid ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 2029
Views: 406298

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

What's going on with N7747C? It flew yesterday but today it's at DAL surrounded by probably 40 baggage carts. It was a very odd sight.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-100 in all Business Config Question
Replies: 33
Views: 8857

Re: A220-100 in all Business Config Question

Was that PrivatAir? They flew a lot of niche routes, like Frankfurt or Munich to Pune? I remember them, for some reason I thought it was out of ZRH, correct airline, 737s. PrivatAir was based in Switzerland but operated for a number of carriers. They operated for Lufthansa from FRA to Pune. They al...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 04, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2264
Views: 469251

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

UST is closer to the beaches and JAX is north of the city that requires a longer commute to the tourist areas Depends on the beach. Yes, but aren't most of the beaches that attract a lot of inbound air travel in Duval and Nassau counties? The point of equidistance between JAX and UST is somewhere i...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pokes fun at Southwest boarding process in a new ad
Replies: 110
Views: 15238

Re: United pokes fun at Southwest boarding process in a new ad

Do airlines other than WN fly a/c without middle seats? If we follow the constant complaints of the WN boarding process, it always comes down to middle seats...so common sense not being that common... there should be no middle seats on other airlines since no sane person would book a middle seat. I...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pokes fun at Southwest boarding process in a new ad
Replies: 110
Views: 15238

Re: United pokes fun at Southwest boarding process in a new ad

I feel like Delta, AA's and UA's boarding process is much more disorganized. Swarms of people in a big mass clumped up out into the walkway of the concourse even though they are boarding group 4 (8) after pre-boarding, elites, first class, comfort. I think over 60 people on my last Delta flight wer...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no US Customs pre-clearance in Cancun?
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Re: Why is there no US Customs pre-clearance in Cancun?

Host country has to pay for it. Host country also has to agree to allow U.S. CBP employees to have the legal authority to perform their jobs on the host country's soil. And given the often-acrimonious history between the U.S. and Mexico, this is no easy thing. It seems to me that this is likely the...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1251
Views: 248362

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

https://chicagoyimby.com/2022/10/a-look-inside-the-newly-complete-terminal-5-expansion-at-ohare-international-airport.html Looks open and airy. I guess a lot of seating areas and concessions need to be built out but overall looks like a nice improvement. Any idea when it will be open for business? ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU
Replies: 62
Views: 17597

Re: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU

They lost both engines at some point…and were only able to restart one? Yikes! Trying to fly through that storm with one engine must’ve been incredibly stressful for that flight deck crew. And while terrifying the passengers likely had no idea how close to the end they were. The whole thing was a d...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU
Replies: 62
Views: 17597

Re: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU

They lost both engines at some point…and were only able to restart one? Yikes! Trying to fly through that storm with one engine must’ve been incredibly stressful for that flight deck crew. And while terrifying the passengers likely had no idea how close to the end they were. The whole thing was a d...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1378
Views: 199066

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Question: Anyone flown AC since the restart to YYZ? I have to go to YUL in December (ugh) and it looks like the quickest way. How was your experience? Last time I was on AC was in 1994. I flew them several times pre-pandemic, and the experience was the exact same as it is on any AA, UA or DL region...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 692
Views: 130861

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022

I think if someone is a regular WN flyer then they won't think much of it, if they aren't then yes I can see how they think it is more of a hassle. You are used to not having power and probably already have what you need to deal with that. You can buy early bird if you don't already have status to ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1579
Views: 332351

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Yeah, it's literally a slightly fancier version of the Big Front Seat. It is nowhere near 'basically the same service' that 'DL/AA/UA are charging $1300+'. It sounds like they are working towards adding meal service and IFE, they already have all the other soft/hard features of domestic first class...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vacated DL gates at ORD T2
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Vacated DL gates at ORD T2

Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't DL rent those gates from UA? I thought I had read that at one time. Prior to the last round of mergers, NW had most of the odd numbered gates (I believe E7 was a City gate; Privatair used it for departures when they served ORD) and CO had the even numbered ones....

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 27, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 3861

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

The simple division is, does the flight require an augmented crew? If so, long haul, if not, a flight. The only hiccup there is if we are talking about multiple carriers on a single route and some augment and others don't either because of different labor contracts or because of different regulator...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol *Group* (not about Amsterdam)
Replies: 19
Views: 2765

Re: Schiphol *Group* (not about Amsterdam)

Such groups owning all airports in a certain region are not uncommon. Just look at New York where the Port Authority owns JFK, Newark, LaGuardia, Stewart and Teterboro. Only Westchester County and Long Island MacArthur aren't under the management of the Port Authority but they play a minor role, th...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1251
Views: 248362

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

Been riding the ATS a lot… and it’s pretty disappointing. The announcements are difficult to understand and should be a human recording instead of an automated voice. The signage is terrible. Can’t always tell how long (minutes) until trains are boarding or clearly discern where they are going (is ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are many people really actively avoiding Boeing Max aircraft to make a difference in ticket price?
Replies: 15
Views: 3291

Re: Are many people really actively avoiding Boeing Max aircraft to make a difference in ticket price?

I’m not avoiding the Max because I’m worried about my safety, but I am avoiding it as a consumer boycott because of the 346 innocent lives taken by bad design and corrupt regulatory oversight and I’m probably not the only one who views it like that. How does this boycott work on airlines like UA or...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work
Replies: 29
Views: 4689

Re: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work

When people travel on business and the company is paying, they're going to use the most convenient mode (for transportation to/from the airport) that the company will pay for -- and that is typically a cab/rideshare or their personal car. Families with young kids are going by car or airport shuttle...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP 237 Medical Divert to KFAR
Replies: 50
Views: 11181

Re: TAP 237 Medical Divert to KFAR

I was on this flight, and I happen to be a physician that was sitting behind the passenger we diverted for. The need to divert was indicated as the passenger was in a hypertensive crisis on the plane. The decision to divert to Fargo vs. an airport that could accommodate the turn around for this pla...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 20, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023
Replies: 102
Views: 22305

Re: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023

This has absolutely nothing to do with meal and rest breaks. Virgin America was a unique situation, because they didn't have a CBA. The union airlines with CBAs, like AA, have no skin in this game. Eliminating the SFO FA base is about efficiency. :checkmark: Only on a.net could a sensible business ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 18, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 2029
Views: 406298

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Aircraft Appearance Union just Ratified a new 5 year Contract plus as probably posted on Chicago Aviation, Southwest has moved to 4 new gates in T5 @ ORD plus has a Carousel at T Point at ORD. I used the new gates at ORD over the weekend. Passengers will need to pack their walking shoes, but appear...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Southwest fully acquire ATA before they went bankrupt ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4505

Re: Why didn't Southwest fully acquire ATA before they went bankrupt ?

Southwest ended up getting a number of routes such as PIT, RSW, SFO, IAD, and others in exchange for The Loans that kept ATA going. It's been said that Southwest purchased The ATA name but not sure when. No. WN could have opened any of those cities at any time. TZ just stayed out of WN's way at MDW...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 17, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 2029
Views: 406298

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Aircraft Appearance Union just Ratified a new 5 year Contract plus as probably posted on Chicago Aviation, Southwest has moved to 4 new gates in T5 @ ORD plus has a Carousel at T Point at ORD. I used the new gates at ORD over the weekend. Passengers will need to pack their walking shoes, but appear...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1251
Views: 248362

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

Flew out of T5 on Delta today ... W O W !! This wing of the concourse is what the rest of T5 will look like when renovations wrap in the next 10-11 months -- it really looks phenomenal. I know many of us have been skeptical of the T5 overhaul, but wow. They truly hit this out of the park. Congrats ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1251
Views: 248362

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

Flew out of T5 on Delta today ... W O W !! This wing of the concourse is what the rest of T5 will look like when renovations wrap in the next 10-11 months -- it really looks phenomenal. I know many of us have been skeptical of the T5 overhaul, but wow. They truly hit this out of the park. Congrats ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 13, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TKI - McKinney thinks its own commercial airport could be an alternative to DFW, Love Field
Replies: 52
Views: 5815

Re: TKI - McKinney thinks its own commercial airport could be an alternative to DFW, Love Field

I agree DFW really cannot support a 3rd airport, opening one in Mc Kinney would be almost exclusively O/D traffic which makes little sense, and its close enough to DAL to make it somewhat pointless. Heck if they are going to do that maybe put commercial traffic at FTW. Collin County is one of the f...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 09, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 832
Views: 118771

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022

Friday night at BNA Cell phone lot was like a demolition derby. Cars parked illegally, cars nose to nose, people unable to leave lot due to traffic jam. Guess I shouldn’t bring up how valuable train service from BNA to downtown would be. I just cannot see how they would route the train from BNA to ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 08, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 832
Views: 118771

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022

Anyone know if BNA Express Park will make a return? I enjoyed that service pre COVID. BNA apparently ran out of parking this weekend. They're currently using the lot for valet, it's almost full I dropped some folks at BNA about 0745 today. Everything was still full. What's the ETA on the "brid...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 08, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service to DBQ, others?
Replies: 64
Views: 14497

Re: AA to end service to DBQ, others?

spi might go as well as it is 2x dfw on e145. it is 1 hour from pia and 1:20 from stl. I wonder about CMI (Champaign-Urbana). Looks like they are 2xORD, 2xDFW, also on E145. Pretty sad, considering in the 70s, when I lived there for 3 years, multiple Ozark departures (DC-9 and FH-227B) to several c...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why wouldn't everyone want to fly Southwest?
Replies: 40
Views: 3964

Re: Why wouldn't everyone want to fly Southwest?

I used to fly WN from time to time when I lived in the Northeast, but from my current home (ANC) they're not an option. So, there's one reason! Furthermore, as a disturbingly frequent flyer (I will likely hit 100,000 miles this year, a new record for me) I can tell you that WN would be a lot less c...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 832
Views: 118771

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022

No contempt for reasonable international expansion, but yes, I am skeptical of airport planners who can’t specify an actual destination on a huge continent. Why is everyone here so sensitive? As am I, but MNAA have a pretty good record of air service development and the Tennessean is, well, the Ten...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 832
Views: 118771

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022

I love how they just say “South America.” Like, where in South America? GRU? SCL? BOG? EZE? Because those are very different markets. You can almost see the MNAA folks around the conference room table throwing out ideas, without the slightest clue of what or where these places are. Most big cities ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 832
Views: 118771

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022

Interesting article this morning from the Tennessean as far as the top domestic and international markets that BNA is targeting, according to Nashville International Airport CEO Doug Kreulen - Top domestic targets 1.) Portland, OR 2.) Fort Myes, FL 3.) Sacramento, CA 4.) Orange County, CA 5.) Hartf...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thinking of Toronto trip
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Thinking of Toronto trip

Brianpr3 wrote:
C why do the American airlines aa ua and dl have less then an hour connect times?


Are you talking about connections in the States? It's really not much different from a domestic connection except that, as has already been pointed out, there's a decent chance of delays leaving YYZ.

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