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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2310
Views: 301655

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The FAA want's to be absolutely sure that the aircrsft is safe. However the new FAA Administrator comes from Delta who doesn't operate the MAX so the delay in recertification while necessary actually benefits airlines that do not operate the MAX. The new head of the FAA has a lot of pressure not on...

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by freakyrat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2310
Views: 301655

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/08/12/new-faa-head-boeing-737-max-wont-fly-until-im-assured-it-is-safe.html Maybe the FAA were coming under a lot of political pressure to lift the grounding? Where do you get that form that report? The FAA has been saying the same thing for months. The FAA want's to...

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by freakyrat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 60
Views: 6721

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

Some 8 new seasonal routes! Congrats SRQ!! But again no real option for anyone in Chicago. For me Bloomington Illinois would have been a jackpot an hour+ away from my home in Plainfield, if anything maybe could have taken the Amtrak from Bloomington but again nope. Des Moines, Iowa; Flint, Michigan...

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by freakyrat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 60
Views: 6721

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

N292UX wrote:
IND is having a new service announcement tomorrow, also. G4 already serves IND-SRQ, but could we see someone like NK of F9 launch IND-SRQ?


IND-TUS on G4

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by freakyrat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 60
Views: 6721

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

This is happening because this area from Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte/Lee & Collier counties are all exploding in growth. I believe all five or at least four of them are in the top 10 nationwide. SRQ has been majorly underserved and overlooked. For me, it's exactly the same time due to the way th...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IND two new nonstops announcement 8/13
Replies: 23
Views: 4347

Re: IND two new nonstops announcement 8/13

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Maybe connected to the SRQ flight announcement?


SBN and SRQ to announce new service tomorrow.

Allegiant has been interested in SBN-CUN and IND-CUN for a long time now. With the new FIS at SBN commisioned all it's going to take is for Allegiant to get the final approvals from the DOT and Mexico.

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

A new destination for FWA was teased on the FWA Facebook page for tomorrow. This will bring FWA to 13 destinations served nonstop. The comments section is all over the place - DEN, a return to NYC, LAS, and even WN making an entrance into the market. But as us a.netters know, it’s G4 FWA-SRQ. Sent ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

I think it will dilute other G4 flights and wouldn't be surprised if at some point there is a frequency reduction to other Florida markets. This airport needs network service to non-Florida/leisure markets. Not really G4 is tapped out from SBN on their Florida flights with high load factors. Punta ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.facebook.com/FlySBN/photos/ ... =3&theater


SRQ on G4. Both Airports making announcements Tomorrow.
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[twoid][/twoid]

DCAFlyer01 wrote:
This was just posted to Facebook by SBN. Any thoughts as to where? Hopefully PHL, DCA or Denver!

https://www.facebook.com/FlySBN/photos/ ... =3&theater


SRQ on G4. Both Airports making announcements Tomorrow.

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10350

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

If I had to be an FA on a CRJ2, I'd be drunk, too. With the passengers always complaining: "The windows are too low." "My butt is numb." "My neck hurts." I've been on that flight several times. It's a very short flight of about 18 minutes. I've flown longer CR2 flights...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300
Replies: 16
Views: 3665

Re: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300

Scarebus34 wrote:
oh boy, if only we had a thread for every equipment sub.


Yeah. I'm flying AA from DFW-XNA at the end of the month. Both flights were suppose to be on an E175. AA changed my return flight to an A319.

Subs are a way of life in the Industry.

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

The SBN airport has DOT data that shows that 15,000 yearly trips to the Yucatan are made out of the Michiana area. The Airport was approached by G4 a few years ago concerning the establishment of a CBP facility as they wanted to fly to CUN. So SBN-CUN on G4 is a possibility. Also a Tour Operator app...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300
Replies: 16
Views: 3665

Re: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300

Happens with regional aircraft to. For about a month OO had a large amount of CRJ2's in for maintenance so DL substituded 9E CRJ9's for 2 flights on SBN-ATL and 1 SBN-DTW flight.

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

US Customs regulations require a CBP/FIS at the destination airport even if the flight departs from a US Preclearance airport. SBN's FIS can clear 200 Pax Per Hour and maybe more. Another thing that is needed is the Interntional Arrival Airport has to have incineration facilities for trash off of th...

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 133
Views: 17056

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

I could see a large number of DTW flights sticking around for OO given their maintenance bases in SBN and FWA. In addition to DL, OO also flies for UA into both and AA into FWA. So I would imagine DTW will be OO's eastern outpost for DL going forward. OO does fly to ATL as well for DL, but I could ...

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Not a chance. There are many bigger cities that Porter would try long before SBN. I decided to put this out there as it is a city mentioned by the airport when they built the FIS. I think if SBN does get a daily Toronto flight it will be in conjunction with United on Air Canada Jazz on a CRJ. FWA b...

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by freakyrat
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Just a proposition here. Does anyone think that with the new FIS that SBN could land a daily flight or two on Porter to YTZ? Not a chance. There are many bigger cities that Porter would try long before SBN. I decided to put this out there as it is a city mentioned by the airport when they built the...

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Just a proposition here. Does anyone think that with the new FIS that SBN could land a daily flight or two on Porter to YTZ?

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

SBN has put out a bid for a consulting and engineering firm to develop a new Airport Master Plan for the airport. Is this different than the one on their website put out in 2016? seems odd that they would need a new master plan with this one only 3 years old. Its a request for Qualifications and Co...

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't see any DL additional flights for football season. Have they announced these? Are they not doing any? Doesn't even seem that they are upgauging. Those are usually done about a month before. I know UA is doing some extra flights for ND away games and reference that it appears that the airpor...

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 49336

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Reference the Points Guy. PHL-SBN is definitely coming It's just a matter of when. AA's handling contractor at SBN was informed last October that it will happen within the next 18 months. With UA abandoning their regional jet flying at EWR and the SBN-EWR flights going seasonal I can see this happen...

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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 30333

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

I wonder what the planning is like when it comes to adding international beach destinations or if it is even in the cards. I feel like flights to the Caribbean out of secondary airports could possibly be a niche for Allegiant. Seasonal SBN-CUN has been in the works for a few years now. SBN's FIS is...

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by freakyrat
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 133
Views: 17056

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Skywest has a maintenance base in SBN and can work on all CRJ models in their fleet. Even with the presence of this base Delta in recent months have scheduled larger Endeavor Air CRJ700 and CRJ900 in for the Atlanta Flights and Detroit Flights. Presently all SBN flying has returned to Skywest CRJ200...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

At SBN American uses a local contracted ground handling plus ticket counter agents etc. from the Corporate Wings FBO.

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

I would anticipate the SBN terminal renovation plus the main ramp rebuild to be part of a 5 to 10 yr plan to cost close to 30 million dollars If you see how it looks in the Airport Facilities Proposal book on their website. I'll probably throw in some of the renovated jetways like the one G4 uses on...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

SBN terminal renovation phase 1 is out for bid https://flysbn.com/sbn/business/ Hard to believe but they are actually going to start on this. They already did the ticket counters. The Rental Car counters could easily get the same treatment. The color treatment in the booklet will make the airport t...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 5854

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

[ South Bend, Indiana Seeks $750,000 to establish revenue guarantee to obtain service to DEN or NYC. Funny to see this one...UA used to fly DEN-SBN (was a DEN/SBN/FWA/SBN/DEN route) with 727-100's...I did it twice roundtrip back in 1981 & 82; don't know when it ended though. I think it was 2x d...

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by freakyrat
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

In other SBN news engineering is presently going on for a project to replace the terminal aircraft parking ramp. This would involve levelling the ramp taking out all the slopes. Matching it up with Taxiway B. Replacing all the pavement with concrete. The ramp sorely needs a complete rebuild and the ...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14421

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

kiowa wrote:
freakyrat wrote:
The 2 free checked bags works out well on them for ski trips.


I like the no cost checked skis but it doesn’t justify the pricier ticket cost out of MKE.


Their model works well for me out of Dallas Love.

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by freakyrat
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14421

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

There are many routes and cities WN can venture into. Their service is far superior to NK. As someone noted, lots of WN pax never look at what the ULCC's offer. I know I don't. While I expect they are keeping an eye on what Spirit does, they will continue to be a profitable carrier. I agree their s...

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by freakyrat
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14421

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

The 2 free checked bags works out well on them for ski trips.

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by freakyrat
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14421

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

I think keeping it simple keeps SWA profitable. Here in Europe is has all become so difficult. SWA is consistent, simple and easy. They kept flying to smaller airports, they operate just the boeing 737 and just a ticket with a lugage included. Keep even in mind that for most airlines the lugage sel...

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by freakyrat
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14421

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Am I missing a reason their decades of consistent profits do not speak for themselves? Indeed they're profitable, however they're failing to see the difference between profit and more profit. Southwest chases profit, but they don't chase more profit. There are so many things they can make extra mon...

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by freakyrat
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33628

Re: WN to close EWR

Where has it been proven that the 19 73Gs UA is taking are coming from WN? The posters are speculating. The rumor is those 19 planes are actually coming from China Sou I am the poster who broke the news and I am not speculating. The 19 planes are coming from WN. They are former Airtran birds that a...

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by freakyrat
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17717

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

It'll be interesting to see what they do with the interiors of the new 73Gs. Are there any current 73Gs with refurbished interiors? I flew a 73G (N23708 IINM) last month and it was a blast from 2000. My 9-year-old couldn't figure out how to work the non-touch screen PTV. These are ex AirTran birds ...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33628

Re: WN to close EWR

There’s a quid pro quo we’re not seeing here, first the news about the 19 WN 73Gs going to UA comes out and a week later this news. Where has it been proven that the 19 73Gs UA is taking are coming from WN? I stand corrected these are not China Southern birds but are the ex Airtran birds that are c...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33628

Re: WN to close EWR

There’s a quid pro quo we’re not seeing here, first the news about the 19 WN 73Gs going to UA comes out and a week later this news. Where has it been proven that the 19 73Gs UA is taking are coming from WN? Just dug a little deeper on the web. These are the ex AirTran 737's and the deal was done wa...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33628

Re: WN to close EWR

There’s a quid pro quo we’re not seeing here, first the news about the 19 WN 73Gs going to UA comes out and a week later this news. Where has it been proven that the 19 73Gs UA is taking are coming from WN? The posters are speculating. The rumor is those 19 planes are actually coming from China Sou...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33628

Re: WN to close EWR

[threeid][/threeid] Usually afternoon and evening flights are scheduled as turns for flight crews so as not to screw up someone’s whole trip[/quote] This is what caused UA to drop most Regional Jet connecting flights in and out of EWR even full flights that were profitable and shift that operation ...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

Cape Air has completed Acceptance flights for the first TWO P2012s!!! They will be ferried by Tecnams COO in the coming weeks. https://www.tecnam.com/slider-home-en/cape-air-visits-tecnam-for-acceptance-of-first-two-p2012-traveller-aircraft/ The pictures and video are nice and I like the new design...

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by freakyrat
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

May numbers are in for SBN. Enplanements up another 24% over last year. Good Showing but I would go conservative here and reserve judgement on traffic trends until we get June and July's numbers because this increase essentially represents AA passengers as AA didn't begin serving SBN until mid June ...

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by freakyrat
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9190

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

They didn't fail. They just weren't performing as well as the industry standard and were a desirable acquisition target due to their gate holdings at SFO and as competitor elimination. Just to be clear, it was VX’s investors who decided to pull the plug so to speak and put the airline up for sale. ...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18354

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

GRR? It can hardly sustain mainline service to Chicago. UA/ AA/ WN operate 17-18 flights from GRR to Chicago daily. Granted, most are RJs with the exception being WN. GRR currently has a FIS under construction. I don't think TATL flights are really on GRR's radar but rather flights to Mexico, the C...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23140

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

[url][/url] I don't know about AA but Delta makes it very clear that you are purchasing a basic economy ticket and the restrictions on it. I would never purchase one. A basic economy ticket is awesome on AA for DFW passengers that want to do a day trip to Houston, Austin, San Antonio etc. I'm using ...

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by freakyrat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Liverpool flew into SBN this morning on an Atlas 747-400 for the Liverpool FC vs Borussia Dortmund match Friday evening. Dortmund will be coming from Seattle after a match Thursday evening. Anyone know who they charter? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI8132/history/20190716/0731Z/EGCC/KSBN I ...

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by freakyrat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18354

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Top dozen markets to next get TATL : https://www.aviationplanning.com/monday-update-april-1-2019/ No particular order: ALB, MHT, PVD, GRR, CMH, ORF, RIC, SDF, CVG, MEM, SAV, JAX edit - CVG and PVD already have TATL Traditional Demand Drivers Are Out. The key point is to understand that the new crit...

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by freakyrat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13070

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

This is as frivolous a lawsuit as it gets. I flew on the MAX 2 times. My first flight was on a brand new one from MDW-DAL. My sister's second ever commercial flight was on a new WN MAX that we took from MDW-LAS. We both arrived safely on our flights. The DAL-MDW flight was slightly delayed for a wei...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty cool. That’s the first scheduled United mainline flight into SBN since the early 80s before they cancelled the DEN and FWA service and went all Express. This will also be the first scheduled flight to LAX for SBN (Albeit only one flight for a football game). Frankly I do not know why United ...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7965

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Any progress on the possibility of AA starting SBN-PHL? Thought it would have been announced by now if it was happening. None yet I just know that the contractor (Corporate Wings) personnel that handle AA at SBN were supposedly told to expect the service within 18 months. I do think that on someday...

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by freakyrat
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 21983

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

Why do some people seem upset the A220 is taking over certain routes? By all means it's an upgrade compared to any other narrowbody. This aircraft is going to allow DL to move the larger RJ's and the 717 into the Midwest secondary cities where some have seen traffic increases of 27% and more over l...

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