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by CairnterriAIR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Neither BDL nor HVN will poach from each other. Both markets are self sustaining. The problem HVN could run into is terminal size. Can it handle multiple 76+ seat aircraft pax loads at the same time? While the airport will never be a BDL sized operation, there will be an increase in traffic and alm...

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by CairnterriAIR
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Neither BDL nor HVN will poach from each other. Both markets are self sustaining. The problem HVN could run into is terminal size. Can it handle multiple 76+ seat aircraft pax loads at the same time? While the airport will never be a BDL sized operation, there will be an increase in traffic and almo...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1786

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

Yes....a Max flight last year on WN from BWI to BDL. New, nice lights....a 737.

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 82
Views: 4282

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

The SW Metroliner. They don’t call it the San Antonio Sewer Pipe for nothing. Flew on those between MCO and PBI. That’s about as far as I would recommend anybody to travel on one.

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12239

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

This one here from the late 80’s can be considered eye opening.... Continental from Newark to Nantucket....departing on Friday nights only on a 737-300. The plane would remained parked on the island until it was scheduled to run the return to Newark on Sunday night. It was said that this was operate...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12239

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

I always found the Alaska milk run to be a crazy route. I am pretty sure they still do it? Most of those routes are lifelines to the outside world for the people living in those villages. Many places are not connected via roadways, so the planes bring in and out not only people, but food and suppli...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5312

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

If PBI is so cheap why is it so empty and hard to get a flight to anywhere other than NY? The cities other than NY, such as BOS, BDL, PHL, ATL, PVD, BWI, IAD, CLT, ORD and several others all have decent non-stops. PBI has very good service for an airport of its size, considering how close it is to ...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6894

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

EA 401. Didn’t Eastern show films on NYC-South Florida? From what I have heard, they were promoting their relationship with Disney’s Magic Kingdom...the official airline of. They were showing Disney films on Florida flights to promote the partnership. I’m pretty “Old Yeller” was the film as I’ve se...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 727 routes by type
Replies: 27
Views: 3434

Re: Longest 727 routes by type

EA flew ATL-PHX on the 727-200. Took that flight once.

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by CairnterriAIR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Air updates
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

Re: California Pacific Air updates

I think the new Peoplexpress said the same thing.

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by CairnterriAIR
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS

That kind of thinking is, for PWM, very 1982, before PWM had non-stops to major hubs... everything required a connection in BOS. Today (and I mean today's schedules) there are non-stops to PHL, DTW, JFK, EWR, LGA, BWI, IAD, DCA, CLT, RDU, ATL, ORD and DEN. The heck with connections. I dunno. With B...

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by CairnterriAIR
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

April 2019 Bradley International Airport Passengers- Total Passengers- April 2019- 612,053 +5.5% April 2018- 579,983 YTD- (January - April) 2019- 2,135,848 +3.5% 2018- 2,062,789 Domestic by Airline April 2019 / Percentage Increase/Decrease from 2018- Southwest- 141,138 (6.2%) American- 129,826 (5.5...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12964

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

I’ve flown BDL-SJU round trips as a passenger many times...well known as a “party flight”....and never did anybody act up. Quite a few had to be helped off the plane by their traveling companions, but never any violence. Flip side....I’ve seen plenty of suited businessmen be stupid drunk belligerent...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 5632

Re: Flight Numbers

Eastern Airlines flights were organized as such... *Northbound flights ended in even numbers while Southbound odd. *1-99 were LAX flights as well as NYC to MIA *100-199 were flights that originated in Northeast cities and terminated In Florida cities *200-399/500-799 were random domestic or Canada s...

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by CairnterriAIR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most beautiful airline interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 1887

Re: Most beautiful airline interiors

I absolutely loved Eastern’s L-1011’s. The tan pin stripe cloth seats, the tan woodwork panels, the high ceilings, and the stain glass “sun” bulkhead divider in the First Class cabin. Very classy appearance that would still hold up today.

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by CairnterriAIR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 3993

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Anyone with experiences on Braniff or North Central? Never had the pleasure. My mother was a flight attendant for Braniff from 1961 to 1963. Well before I was born. Just to give you an idea of the service....a full meal was served on flights as short as 30 minutes, all meals...even in coach were se...

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by CairnterriAIR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 8930

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Lucky he didn’t maul anybody....the results could have been GRIZZLY.

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by CairnterriAIR
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4056

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest....Detroit to Tokyo, 11:30
Shortest...Virgin Gorda to Tortola: Five minutes

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by CairnterriAIR
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 3993

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

90 % of the flights I’ve taken have been on airlines that no longer exist. To save space here I’m leaving out the carriers that have merged into others.... *Mexicana....typical airline flight. No different from anything else. *Eastern...my mother worked for them, so I always pass rode in First Class...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

A321NEO service on EI DUB-BDL will start in August. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute?ref_sr ... r%5Eauthor From Dublin, AerLingus A321neo LR to serve Hartford from 02AUG19 (moved back from 15AUG19), Newark from 13FEB20, Washington Dulles from 29OCT19, Philadelphia from 01NOV19 A nice modern updated...

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by CairnterriAIR
Thu May 30, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18888

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Could flight 191 have been saved if the take off was aborted ? If they aborted the aircraft would have likely gone off the runway....what happens after that is anyone’s guess. Based on reports and investigations, it is said that had the Pilot not pitched up to reduce speed as per proper procedure, ...

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by CairnterriAIR
Tue May 28, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18888

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

My mother worked at BDL for Eastern and was working the gate that day. The AA gates were next to the EA gates. At the end of her shift in the late afternoon, the American gate agents were in tears as they had boarded a number of passengers onto the Chicago flight who were connecting to Flight 191. P...

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by CairnterriAIR
Mon May 27, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18888

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Some things to remember about the DC-10: 1) We learned that a "gentleman's agreement" on fixing deadly flaws doesn't work. AA #92 showed us that the DC-10's cargo door was not secure in the old way; planes SHOULD have been grounded until fixed. But because it wasn't given urgency, 346 peo...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sat May 25, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Southern Airways Express is going top launch a few summer seasonal flights from Nantucket this summer. According to their website they will fly PVD/HVN/OWD to ACK ... yes OWD (Norwood), the plane will originate and termite there. PVD is Thursday through Monday 1x, with a second flight on Fri/Sun, H...

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by CairnterriAIR
Fri May 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

AA is dropping the two daily ORH-PHL flights for one flight four days a week, I don't see that lasting and DL later this year will offer one daily flight to DTW. Miss that one flight or a cancellation will mean going back home and coming back tomorrow. It won't last either. These flights are pretty...

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by CairnterriAIR
Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19316

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Damn them to Hell.

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by CairnterriAIR
Wed May 15, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

After 2 months of flat growth, March turned into a decent month for BDL, possibly the strongest month ever for B6. Through the 1st quarter of 2019, BDL is up 2.8% over 2018. March 2019 Bradley International Airport Passengers- Total Passengers- March 2019- 582,840 +5.9% March 2018- 548,408 Domestic...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun May 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139676

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

You can see in the video the plane is on fire and people are still evacuating with their carry on luggage. This is what kills people in a crash like this... Not the first time, either. Lave the damn bag, and get off the airplane. Your IPad can be replaced. Totally agree, however if my dog is inside...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun May 05, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8178

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Yes, that is true. But keep in mind that the USSR was a communist nation and Aeroflot was owned by the government. The company was responsible for every aspect of civilian operations, not only passenger service, but forestry, agricultural, humanitarian, and even some military cross utilization. In f...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6089

Re: How many US states have you visited?

Alabama Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Texas Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4975

Re: Your first...

I feel old.... ... European airport:Zurich ...[b]N-American airport:BDL ...[b]S-American airport:none ...[b]Asian airport: Tokyo - Narita (NRT) ... African airport:None ...[b]aircraft: Boeing 707 TWA ...[b]widebody aircraft:DC-10 United ...[b]turboprop aircraft: FH-227 Oceanair ...[b]4-engine aircra...

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by CairnterriAIR
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14169

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Happened to me several times. *Pittsburgh to Clarksburg WV....had the Allegheny Commuter Twin Otter to myself. *Zurich to Prauge....on a CSA TU-154. Myself, my folks, the crew, four other passengers.... ....and a lot of empty seats. The Tupelov can really climb without a payload! *Hartford to Buffal...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

With WN ending BDL-LAS, I feel this may be a good opportunity for Spirit to jump on this route. BDL has had LAS service on/off since the early 2000's, I believe America West was the first to offer non stop flights when LAS was a hub in the early 2000's. When America West left I believe Delta flew t...

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by CairnterriAIR
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2019

Groton’s loads dropped once Southwest entered Providence and Hartford and the fares and seat numbers they offered made service aboard the smaller turboprop uneconomical. Before that happened, GON had Airline service dating back decades...(Pilgrim, Air New England, Allegheny etc). Military and local...

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by CairnterriAIR
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2019

UA’s SFO and NK’s MYR going year round I can see happening. I can also see Alaska going to SEA if anything for the aerospace traffic. I don’t see Sun Country coming in but eventually B6 will start service to JAX once the 220’s arrive. Upgrades in aircraft....more A321’s for B6 out of BDL. Possibly ...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Off duty” TSA agent jumped/committed suicide from Hyatt balcony into atrium @MCO
Replies: 22
Views: 9820

Re: “Off duty” TSA agent jumped/committed suicide from Hyatt balcony into atrium @MCO

Discuss the topic respectfully, or your post will be removed and you may be banned. Some of the comments made in this thread have been downright shameful. Be respectful, or don't post. ✈️ atcsundevil how is saying that someone had issues and was facing disciplinary action disrespectful? He was not ...

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by CairnterriAIR
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 148
Views: 22411

Re: Moxy's hubs?

People here seems to be so interested in For Worth’s airports. Have Moxy planed to try TKI and DTO out? Or does the Wrights Amendment ban it? I'm wondering along similar lines. Will go go to what are more like Tertiary airports and connect them to secondary and primary cities. I'm thinking about pl...

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by CairnterriAIR
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....
Replies: 33
Views: 4686

Re: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....

A company that has been around for 8 or so decades that has worldwide reach has brand recognition to the point of being iconic. Changing the name would be a step backwards. Imagine if Cocoa Cola changed their name....

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by CairnterriAIR
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 72781

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2019

UA’s SFO and NK’s MYR going year round I can see happening. I can also see Alaska going to SEA if anything for the aerospace traffic. I don’t see Sun Country coming in but eventually B6 will start service to JAX once the 220’s arrive. Upgrades in aircraft....more A321’s for B6 out of BDL. Possibly D...

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by CairnterriAIR
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 12128

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

I have nothing to add here. I just responded to this thread for the HALIBUT.

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by CairnterriAIR
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18
Replies: 76
Views: 10091

Re: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18

I think this is the third time this airline has started service as BDL. Perhaps this time’s the charm. BDL is my hometown airport and I always welcome new service, but you can get to Denver from here more ways than tomorrow. And while I understand incentives being given by a city for new service, in...

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by CairnterriAIR
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82217

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

What are the odds that this is the year (2019) that BDL finally lands a flight to Seattle on either AS or DL? Airport executive director Kevin Dillion seems to make it seem like the airport is pushing hard for it. Maybe a deal similar to what happened in PIT to lure AS there. BDL was my home airpor...

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by CairnterriAIR
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bermuda (BDA) Aviation Archive
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Bermuda (BDA) Aviation Archive

For many years Delta flew BDL-BOS-BDA with L-1011’s.

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by CairnterriAIR
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge jumble of cargo jets (DC-10s / MD-11s) at MIA
Replies: 20
Views: 6590

Re: Huge jumble of cargo jets (DC-10s / MD-11s) at MIA

Years ago this was known as Corrosion Corner. Back when my brother was working for EAL, I would go to visit and get a tour of that part of the airport. Tons of different types. There was actually an impound yard for aircraft caught hauling drugs. Everything from small private props to big jetliners....

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

Re: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports

BDL was May 1961 with United Boeing 720 service.

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underserved US airports
Replies: 17
Views: 2069

Re: Underserved US airports

New Haven!!! Runway and other operational issues have kept service there at minimum....one carrier. But no doubt the market could sustain more service. Same goes for Groton/New London. Perhaps when the A220’s make inroads there will be more flights.

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by CairnterriAIR
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit BDL base?
Replies: 24
Views: 4182

Re: Spirit BDL base?

No worries. My home Airport is BDL and I can first hand tell you that the terminal is pretty much maxed out. At least until the planned additional terminal is constructed, where would they load and unload with only one gate?Not inconceivable for Spirit to add more routes in the future though.

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by CairnterriAIR
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 4819

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

During a few years in the early to mid 80’s.....Best Airlines. They had a pair of brightly painted DC-9-15’s that flew multiple stop straight line routings on the east coast to mid west. I took them once from BDL to IND with brief stops in BUF and CLE along the way. A few days later the same journey...

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by CairnterriAIR
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?

Slots, competition from other carriers, trains running more frequently without the hassle of TSA, traffic, ATC delays.

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