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by freakyrat
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 36
Views: 5038

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: 129
Views: 14010

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: 158
Views: 18660

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: 70
Views: 5778

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: 129
Views: 14010

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: 12971

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: 70
Views: 5778

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: 70
Views: 5778

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: 266
Views: 10229

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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by freakyrat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382978

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What the FAA Test Pilots have found in the simulator is that even with the software fix there isn't enough computing power in the microprocessor unit for MCAS for the pilots to recover from a runaway horizontal stabilizer situation quickly enough. So Boeing will have to go back to the drawing board ...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

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
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

United today announced special game day service for the upcoming fall college football season. SBN will be getting mainline service FROM LAX, and Express service TO ATL & RDU. Tweet: https://twitter.com/united/status/1141771445694947328 Press Release: https://hub.united.com/united-seasonal-coll...

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by freakyrat
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces college football P2P routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5772

Re: UA announces college football P2P routes

SBN enplanements have also been up another 27% over last year which was a banner year for traffic. Another reason for United to do this on ND football weekends. With American back in SBN and a huge fan base of alumni in the DFW area those flights also fill up and American has to add extra flights on...

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by freakyrat
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces college football P2P routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5772

Re: UA announces college football P2P routes

Hasn't DL offered special flights to/from SBN during FB season? It seems I saw B717 nonstops to LGA last year DL does and have used Airbus A320, 319, B717, MD88 and CRJ900 flights in and out of SBN for Notre Dame Football Games. The LGA flights have used all those aircraft except the MD88. Delta's ...

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by freakyrat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10964

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

F9 is getting the jet to fly Transconinental flights from the East to the West Coast.

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by freakyrat
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382978

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Just listened to House Subcommittee hearing in relation to the MAX. It was very informative. Two statements from members of the expert panel stood out. Capt. Sullenbergers first " We shouldn't expect pilots to compensate for faulty designs" Obviously the MAX and MCAS in particular was a fa...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123993

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

freakyrat wrote:
I think this plane would make sense for NK and F9 as they would be able to tap into the G4 type secondary markets with it.


F9 would be able to replace their A319's and use the A220 in the secondary cities that the pre ULCC F9 A319's flew to.

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by freakyrat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123993

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I think this plane would make sense for NK and F9 as they would be able to tap into the G4 type secondary markets with it.

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by freakyrat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

April's numbers from SBN should be interesting with the Delta CRJ700 and 900 substitutions on ATL and DTW flights. In other news UA's last R/T flight to and from ORD is now operated by Go-Jet with a CRJ700. In September the two daily UA (Expressjet) E145 flights to EWR return and OO takes over the l...

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by freakyrat
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10354

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

Should rename it after a Kentucky Derby Horse.

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by freakyrat
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10354

Re: SDF to change its name to....

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Now they should change code to TKO.


The Mankato, KS Airport has already got that one.

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by freakyrat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10198

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Trump will not be President when this plane is delivered to the Air Force so I personally feel it should stay in the present livery.

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by freakyrat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

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.

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by freakyrat
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10229

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I didn't know that there were two Project Propel's One by Delta dealing with Pilot hiring and the one by the local business communities of SBN and GRR to get businesses to commit to fly locally. That Project Propel has been a success for both of the airports. GRR will fly over a million passengers ...

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by freakyrat
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 4847

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

LAS and MCO should be quick to follow. They'd be going head to head with G4 on those two routes. F9 may have a leg up though if the fares are competitive and the flights are to MCO versus SFB. If you fly from here, you would know that Allegiant gets some healthy fares compared to other markets on t...

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by freakyrat
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10229

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I didn't know that there were two Project Propel's One by Delta dealing with Pilot hiring and the one by the local business communities of SBN and GRR to get businesses to commit to fly locally. That Project Propel has been a success for both of the airports. GRR will fly over a million passengers t...

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by freakyrat
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41092

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

For those who brought up IND, Delta isn't going anywhere. Reference other Indiana airports, DL has an open RFP/RFQ for a SBN-JFK roundtrip and has for close to 5 years now. This flight was specifically designed to connect TATL passengers. United used to fly a daily ERJ flight to EWR and it did quite...

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by freakyrat
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11725

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I'm really surprised DL hasn't started service to SLC or even MSP... They have to have FFers north of Seattle that would love to fly out of PAE right? The airport is capped at 24 flights per day. Initially Alaska had 13, Southwest 5 and United 6. Southwest decided not to serve Paine Field and sold ...

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by freakyrat
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10229

Re: Delta A220 route additions

DL has an open RFP at SBN for a SBN-JFK flight. I can see when DL get's enough of the A220's in service it would free up some of the CRJ7's and 9's where they can finally offer the flight. With Project Propel working and enplanements up 27% this is a future possibility. Propel is a joke. Delta has ...

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by freakyrat
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10229

Re: Delta A220 route additions

DL has an open RFP at SBN for a SBN-JFK flight. I can see when DL get's enough of the A220's in service it would free up some of the CRJ7's and 9's where they can finally offer the flight. With Project Propel working and enplanements up 27% this is a future possibility.

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by freakyrat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382978

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Here is a new article about the 737 MAX and MCAS. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/business/boeing-737-max-crash.html The point that was new to me was that Boeing discovered they could have low speed stalls as well as the high speed stalls that have been talked about. So they could not use a g fo...

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by freakyrat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10229

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I work at MKE for Delta and a few months ago we got 220 parking marking painted at the delta gates so maybe a MKE 220 route is possible in the future. I wouldn't read too much into the parking markings. I think they are adding them to every station that could possibly see a A220, even as a diversio...

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by freakyrat
Wed May 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 73
Views: 7726

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

I visit LAL every year for Sun N Fun. This area is growing big time. NOAA moved its hurricane hunter flight ops there. Amazon is moving its flight ops there. Amazon already has a major distribution center there and continues to grow. Publix HQ is next door to the airport, and it continues to grow. ...

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by freakyrat
Sun May 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2157

Re: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?

I was on a MX cancel on Spirit several years ago from DFW-ORD. After we were all given the runaround and held hostage at the airport for 5 hrs by rookie ATS contract gate agents which resulted in the airport police being called out twice for passenger mutiny's they finally cancelled the flight. I re...

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by freakyrat
Fri May 24, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382978

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I basically agree with this post - Boeing really screwed up. However I think it much more likely that whoever was in charge of MCAS design and sign off maybe really wasn't that bright - it sounds like the design met the technical specs but they missed the second order impacts. Maybe there wasn't Pi...

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by freakyrat
Thu May 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3685

Re: FAA inspectors accusing agency of negligence

If they are so unsafe, why is the safety record so good? Luck. However, that luck ran out with the 737 MAX. Someone in the FAA should have questioned, Why no sensor redundancy? Now retired, When I studied at the FAA Academy in Air Traffic Control my instructor brought up the counting of the What If...

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by freakyrat
Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

When American Eagle came back to SBN it had the opposite effect that anyone would have thought. They didn't siphon off traffic from other carriers in fact traffic increased at DL and UA. With reference to DL moving E-jets into FWA, It is probably a little ways off yet as both cities SBN and FWA can...

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by freakyrat
Tue May 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

SBN Enplanements up 27% in March. If this can start a trend and continue then enplanements could easily hit 465,000 for the year.

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by freakyrat
Tue May 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104110

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Eagle recently made a switch at SBN and FWA to improve reliability. CLT CR7 flights are being operated by PSA and DFW flights are being operated by Skywest . This should eliminate the late flight cascade effect of using 2 aircraft to fly the whole daily schedule.

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by freakyrat
Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9401

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

Yes as has been documented C was originally built with the concept being an old fashioned 'train station' design vs. a linear concept, with just a central holding area for pax. At some point it's just gotta be torn down. Kind of what they do at Heathrow. They use a Central Holding Area at 3 and 5 a...

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by freakyrat
Mon May 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9401

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

I suspect the C renovations will be half measures at best. They don't want to touch any of the asbestos stuff that remains in place there, so ceilings/major work won't happen, just floors and some cosmetic things. Ultimately, it will have to go in the next 10-20 years to a new/rebuild. The reason t...

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by freakyrat
Sat May 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22309

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Their transatlantic Boeing 767-300 is apparently without IFE in economy … They should fix that first ... Best Transatlantic Economy from DFW is Lufthansa to FRA hands down. The Airbus A330 they use is very bright and roomy inside even in economy, All rollerboards are checked free leaving room in th...

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by freakyrat
Sat May 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22309

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

For once, Dougie and Co. thought they figured out Delta's next move, then reacted quickly to announcing plan of removing seatback IFE so that they can claim for once Delta would be following AA. Instead DL laughed at AA and told the whole world that they will be ADDING IFE so passenger can enjoy mo...

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by freakyrat
Wed May 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3750

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

rssgvegas wrote:
They've been having crew shortages for a while now and have preemptively been cancelling flights, especially out of ewr, b/c of crew shortage for the past month.


UA has been shifting some flights to Comutair to help with the shortage.

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by freakyrat
Wed May 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

When American Eagle came back to SBN it had the opposite effect that anyone would have thought. They didn't siphon off traffic from other carriers in fact traffic increased at DL and UA. With reference to DL moving E-jets into FWA, It is probably a little ways off yet as both cities SBN and FWA can ...

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by freakyrat
Tue May 14, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385769

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Just amazing. Is there a 767 pilot that can confirm whether or not the events described in the post are plausible. I am not a pilot and I have no idea if a go around switch exists and whether or not it is located where the post describes and whether or not you could accidentally hit it. I don’t fly...

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by freakyrat
Mon May 13, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7444

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

The same on UA SBN-ORD and DL SBN-DTW connections.

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by freakyrat
Mon May 13, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11849

Re: A220 question

I could see the A220 on the following routes: from CVG: upgauging regional jets on: BOS, LGA, DCA, ORD, DEN, IAH, SFO service resumption: STL, PBI, RSW, SAN, SNA, SJC, PDX, XNA from ATL: new service: FAI, GEG, BOI, EUG, RDM, IDA, GTF, HLN, BIL, LGB (hopefully soon!), LAN, AZO, MBS, ITH, ELM, SWF Do...

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by freakyrat
Sat May 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

The maintenance bases at SBN and FWA can work on the OO American Eagle CR7's however I think the prime CR7 maintenace base for the American Eagle jets is in BTR.

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