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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta 737 off runway in ROC
Replies: 15
Views: 5381

Re: Airplane off runway in ROC

Runway 10-28 (6,400') now open, so most operations should continue if wind conditions are suitable. I've seen a FedEx 767-300 approach to land on that runway, I don't know if they could take off.

Jim

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta 737 off runway in ROC
Replies: 15
Views: 5381

Re: Airplane off runway in ROC

Link to article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, with photo of the jet off-runway: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/06/05/flights-and-out-rochester-delayed-cargo-jet-mishap-greater-rochester-international-airport-gria/3154301001/ View on ROC webcam. Jet appears to be stil...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36639

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I should note that while Embraer appears to have been successful at sales, I don't know their financial history other than the Brazil / Canada subsidy-accusations controversy, so whether they've been 'hugely successful' financially I don't know. Unions were too powerful in the mid 20th century to ea...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36639

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

The word Podunk, whatever its origins, was most definitely being used as a slur in the context it was used in this discussion. Air travel is a social good. Yes, it has to be paid for. It does need to be offered where it can be paid for. Were I an Embraer investor, I'd be wanting answers from managem...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36639

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

A usual airliners.net brawl over scope clauses raises the question: Why would Embraer knowingly design an aircraft that does not comply with a contractual limitation in a huge market? Didn't they design the ERJ-140 many moons ago specifically to comply with an AA scope clause? Embraer is presumably ...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 20252

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

It will be very interesting to see over the next couple of weeks how ROC, SYR and BUF will be affected with the planned network reductions. There is no reason to not believe that all 3 airports are facing a significant uphill battle in 2020. Among the impacts the Coronavirus is having, one that I h...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52334

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Denver built a 16,000' runway. Photo on p. 45 of the SLC master plan looks like there'd be plenty of room at SLC to extend one or both parallel 16-34 runways to that length, to the north. So why not just extend an SLC runway to 16,000'? Could that deal with the range / weight penalty problem for mos...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14753

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

IMO, we're not likely to see a specifically green-field major airport in the USA. More likely, we'll see whatever expansions and reconfigurations can be done with existing airfields. None of the largest USA metropolitan areas have enough land anywhere near their city centers to be useful. DEN, as al...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8784

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

Kamloops I indeed added an extra number on accident pushing it to 3.6 m rather than the 361k. I'll readily admit with over 200 ports listed I'll have a handful of mistakes, but luckily my post/thread isn't the final word. I'm glad to have this thread to correct any errors and add new ones. Many set...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 20252

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Fresh in from the Monroe County Airport Authority in response to my e-mail:

ROC passenger data for 2019 are as follows:

Enplanements: 1,293,719

Deplanements: 1,285,035

Total Passengers: 2,578,754

A very tiny increase over 2018, which was 2,570,242.

Jim

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 20252

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Several routes seem to me candidates for subweekly service at ROC. I remain surprised that we do not have Frontier. ROC-DEN 2x weekly ROC-FLL 2x-4x weekly (I think ROC could support more than the 1x weekly WN winter seasonal) ROC-LAX 2x-4x weekly ROC-LAS 2x weekly (AirTran was running I think 3x wee...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151215

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I love the livery, a nice deviation from euro whites. Love “EZ” highlighted in the name because that’s what this brand is centered around. The ease of using tech for the entire experience. I wonder how long until we start hearing initial route announcements since they plan on flying before years en...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151215

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

It'll be interesting to see where Breeze starts. In the Cranky Flier interview, DN notes that Breeze will fly primarily leisure routes and are willing to fly less than daily. Allegiant is already doing subweekly flights from smaller markets to big 'sun spots' and LAS, I wonder if we'll see a lot of ...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8784

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

That original figure for Kamloops caught my eye, but I didn't know it was (so far) off. Seems like the OP wasn't careful enough in his original figures. I suggest that everyone include links with their figures. Here's where I got mine for SYR--see the last page. https://syrairport.org/wp-content/upl...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8784

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

SYR growing nicely, up 11.5% YOY. 2,583,193 total passengers (enplanements + deplanements) at SYR, per their site. That's slightly more than ROC in 2018 (2,570,242). Good for SYR getting totals out so fast. Didn't find 2019 figures for ROC on Monroe County's site. I wrote ROC, hoping they can provi...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 20252

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

It is surprising to me that Air Canada could not make Rochester or Syracuse work with Dash 8's. Canada has 37 million people. AC's hub at YYZ offered ROC and SYR passengers unmatched one-connection access to Canada, plus AC as an option to other continents. Whatever. So, if a smaller aircraft was st...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 13921

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

A search of Dayton in February shows 3x daily CRJ. A 3x CRJ route could turn into 2x ERJ-175. And no angry congresscritter losing the flight home.

Jim

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by DCA-ROCguy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 40730

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

ROC, after all this time, is still at 2x weekly SFB and 2x weekly PGD. I would think 2x weekly FLL and 2x or 3x weekly LAS would be possibilities.

Jim

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by DCA-ROCguy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 40730

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

After all this time, ROC still only has 2x weekly to SFB and 2x weekly to PGD? That just seems weird to me. BUF, SYR, and ALB all have more destinations. I would think 2x weekly FLL and 3x weekly LAS would be possibilities.

Jim

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 US airports - very large and large hubs by total passenger traffic - enplanements and deplanements
Replies: 28
Views: 7354

Re: 2019 US airports - very large and large hubs by total passenger traffic - enplanements and deplanements

Members should not post threads about "2019 total traffic" until full-year stats for all airports being discussed, through December, are available! Waste of time otherwise.

Jim

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by DCA-ROCguy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 60755

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/st ... 619020001/
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ROC is having issues getting its facial-recognition security camera system online. Airport director says he expects it to be ready in the first quarter of 2020.

Jim

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/st ... 619020001/

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by DCA-ROCguy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 66593

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

"Earlier this month, Metro Inspector General Geoffrey A. Cherrington, who is conducting his own audit of the project expected to be released later this year, issued two management alerts to top agency officials and members of Congress about problems that needed immediate attention. He found the...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 60755

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

I checked the ROC website but couldn't find date information for the construction, which is listed on the 2019 construction and planning page. Cosyr--hope you guys get your UA mainline back soon. I wonder what will be freed up, and what we'll see in Upstate, once the MAX's return to the air. BUF fol...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 60755

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Yes, I'd noticed ROC is seeing a lot of DL mainline metal right now.

Tonight's RON's include: 712 from ATL; 712 from JFK; 319 from DTW; 319 from MSP. Plus an E75 from LGA.

No 738's, though. Is the runway construction underway?

Jim

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19643

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

The current balance of traffic between DCA and IAD seems to me to serve the public well. DCA is not HND. DCA does not have the terminal or apron capacity, or runway length, to serve the types or volume of traffic HND has taken on. DCA is a small downtown airport, not a big former international airpo...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19643

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Dulles would work even better if there were a more direct Potomac river crossing from Montgomery County on, say, Rte 28. As it stands one has to go over the American Legion Bridge of the Beltway and endure awful traffic most of the day. Given the tech corridors along both 270 and the Toll Road, not...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19643

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

IAD is the airport people love to hate and nothing the airport ever does will change that. Probably because there are reasons for it. People dont wake up in the morning thinking about which airport to hate. But it's easier to act like theres a bunch of agenda malcontents and that is why IAD has bee...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 9148

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

..........ATL was gutted giving DL free reign to jack the prices up for the locals. ........... Oh stop with the drama already. If anything, airfare pricing in the USA is now at a healthy and sustainable level. After decades of losses, DL and others are now charging sustainable fares which enable t...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19643

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Again, MWAA knew all of this, and they in fact predicted it. The dynamic still holds true today (B6 isn't coming back to IAD anytime soon), the key difference has been UA's decision-making. IAD is still weaker than DCA on local domestic traffic. It seems to me that WN and B6 entered DCA limited. Un...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19643

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

And all of this, yes, had a big impact on IAD. Seat capacity at DCA is the really relevant factor. WN and B6 operations at IAD were not hub operations like UA. Were IAD a stronger domestic market, their having not-gigantic operations at DCA shouldn't have moved them to cut back not-gigantic IAD ope...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19643

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

[I mean, the data doesn't lie. The new beyond perimeter slots at DCA included a direct and immediate reduction of service at IAD from the same airlines to the same destinations. Likewise, the slot swap and AA divestitures didn't add lots of DCA capacity, exactly, but dramatically opened DCA up to m...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19643

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

The article gets some things right, and misses others. The author relied heavily upon MWAA and MCOG people for information, got their party line, and essentially wound up writing an MWAA apology piece. The Washington Post should do better than that. Nevertheless, IAD is growing again, for reasons re...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mini Horse Service Animals on Airliners
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

Re: Emotional Support MiniHorses on Airliners

At least as described in the article, mini-horses are still pretty big animals. The activist lady's horse pictured is certainly much bigger than say a Labrador Retriever or Belgian Malinois (sp?). Even if trained as a service animal, that's still a lot of animal to have in an airplane cabin. Imagine...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 19252

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

A few years ago, I flew United YVR-ORD-DCA. I entered the United States at ORD T5 because the flight was a redeye, and pre-clearance at YVR was closed. So I connected T5 to T1 at ORD. Because it was an international arrival, I of course exited the secured area at the end of the process. I would need...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21322

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide-body_aircraft But yes, everyone here is always ready to criticize and point out flaws I can't remember having ever read discussion before now, saying that the word jumbo doesn't refer to all widebody aircraft. I've been in the hobby for decades. Respectful sourc...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21322

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Level and Eurowings fly / flew jumbos across the Atlantic, right? Jim Wrong! Neither has ever operated a 747 or larger. Level's transatlantic service is entirely operated by A330s. Now there was an IAG operation out of Paris-Orly called Openskies that used 757s and a 767 on Paris-NYC routes, this g...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21322

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Re-MAX aircraft will be flying in 2020, and Airbus will keep putting out NEO's. JetBlue getting into the TATL game will bring a player very experienced at battling legacies in major markets. Norwegian will recalibrate itself. Whether the next wave of ULCC growth will involve medium-size markets, or...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21322

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Here's the problem, Level and Aer Lingus exist to stop Norwegian. They have succeeded. Eurowings existed to stop AirBerlin, it succeeded and now it is folding up. I expect IAG to stop the rapid expansion of these LCC brands as well. I don't like it, but history says that is what will happen.Unless ...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 66593

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

As far as the effect on IAD goes, I doubt it will be a huge boon, but it will certainly be a benefit. It's going to be far superior to the existing options, particularly for people in Arlington and Tysons. The other thing to remember is the importance of frequent service, opposed to the less freque...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 60755

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

There is significant runway construction scheduled for this summer at ROC, including a period of time when 4/22 will be closed completely. This is likely at least partially driving Delta’s decision to pull the MD’s completely from ROC, given only the shorter 10/28 will be available during that time...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 60755

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

The runway construction should be starting any day now. The 738 on ATL in the morning will be cool to see, but the 2X 717 turns are going to suck, in short. The MD’s aren’t being scheduled up here during the construction and that capacity cut will be felt. It looks like the Seasonal TPA reduction i...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 60755

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

I'd guess these announcements by Delta mean little for Upstate NY. I doubt Delta is interested in legacy US Airways regional routes--with a 'hub' of 150 flights a day, really more of a large focus city, more likely higher-yield transatlantic and big-city routes. And SJC and AUS are probably far too ...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 60755

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

And why would AA "need" to "change" one ROC flight to ITH if they wanted to add one in ITH? What's with the anti-ROC zero-sum game thinking here? Is there really a market from the Ithaca-Cortland MSA, population 145,000, to justify a non-hub flight anyway? As Roots1 notes, if B6 ...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Tue May 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 60755

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Thought this was funny. Apparently B6 and B8 jetbridges (two of the 3 newest at ROC) were down this morning, so UA had to borrow A1 for the 8am ORD. Pulling in this morning I just saw the shadow in the darkness and assumed it was a casino charter, it wasn’t until I heard the commotion and went outs...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon May 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 8223

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

It is just business. Compared to DTW-TOL, The drive from LAN to DTW is at least a half hour longer, generally has much worse traffic (AnnArbor or Novi), and tends to also experience worse winter weather (more snow on average). And to top it off, the Toledo airport is not conveniently located for mu...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon May 13, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 8223

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

Umm....because it apparently helps the airline to make money, by competing for passengers in an apparently viable market rather than ceding said passengers to competitors at that market, whose hubs are farther away? If Delta is running five dailies on LAN-DTW, that suggests they are making money bec...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384495

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

In a word: bland. Not awful, just bland. Less color range without the gold. The skies need much more bold color, like they had in the 70's and 80's. Yes, I know all about current preferences for 'sleeker' corporate branding and such. It's bland and makes the skies boring. Bring back bright, bold col...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2690

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

All attempts to force aviation into 'carbon offsets' and such should be firmly squashed by governments. Environmental extremists must be told to look elsewhere for carbon reductions. Until there is a quantum change in technology, combustion-based engines are the only way for aircraft to fly. Increme...

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by DCA-ROCguy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 5971

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

I'll give my usual short speech regarding New York City, it's airports and airspace, tailored to this thread. For what it's worth. Politically, none of the three airports are going anywhere. NYC isn't going to be the only major Northeastern business center without its own downtown airport (BOS, DCA,...

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