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by FlyingSicilian
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers
Replies: 13
Views: 4127

Re: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers

PIA flew to Houston IAH also, Via MAN IIRC.

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by FlyingSicilian
Thu May 28, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6867

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

I used to fly the Continental Houston to Houston flights, intracity scheduled service IAH-EFD (and before that they did HOU-IAH) fun times. Similar times to these flights some days.

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by FlyingSicilian
Sat May 16, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 9026

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

As other noted fairly common. In Houston in the early 80 the now "Chase" tower which is just over 1,000 feet and 75 storeys was to be 80 storeys and around 1,100 feet but FAA cut it down due to Hobby airport traffic.

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by FlyingSicilian
Fri May 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vintage WW2 era planes to flyover Arkansas Cities
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Vintage WW2 era planes to flyover Arkansas Cities

FWIW, same in Houston, was supposed to happen today for 75 anniversary of VE day but moved to Sunday due to weather. Over 30 old warlords flying.

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by FlyingSicilian
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 18681

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

And buying a few extra planning/construction years as far as demand goes is probably not a bad thing. DFW was nearing capacity without relief in sight. This allows for a little catch-up time. But in the grand scheme of things will be just a blip on DFWs long term needs and plans. Time to think abou...

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9100

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

I received an email from UNITED noting that IAH (Houston-Bush Intercontinental) was closing the lobby, including checkpoint and check-in counters of Terminal B. Sounds like they will still use for RJs, but the pre-sec areas are closed.

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by FlyingSicilian
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 18681

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

An Emirates A380 came to DFW today. It was going to IAH and apparently had a scheduled fuel stop in DFW... https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek212#24062aee Actually, the plane stopped in DFW on the return leg, doing a IAH-DFW-DXB route. It was a planned stop, but I don't know the reason. H...

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by FlyingSicilian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MSYSFO
Replies: 104
Views: 18438

Re: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MS

Slightly shocked at YEG-IAH cut, but it is corona tangentially in that oil is so low it is changing travel demand along with corporate travel policies.

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by FlyingSicilian
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot annouces Moscow to Singapore (SVO-SIN)
Replies: 18
Views: 3902

Re: Aeroflot annouces Moscow to Singapore (SVO-SIN)

SQ used to run Houston-Moscow-Singapore but moved the 5th freedom stop to Manchester IIRC a couple of years ago.

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by FlyingSicilian
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151181

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

cledaybuck wrote:
797 wrote:
hoping to launch its first flight by the end of 2020 with an initial fleet of 30 Embraer E195 jets.
Consider me skeptical.


Why? Do you think the FAA will drag its feet on approving the AOC pushing to 2021?

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by FlyingSicilian
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211616

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I just noticed on FR24 a China Southern Airlines flight landing at JFK from CAN. Is it coming in empty to pick up Chinese citizens? Chinese airlines are still operating scheduled flights between the States and China. Some, not all. And Air China have asked DoT for emergency permission to suspend mo...

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by FlyingSicilian
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19737

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

DL should bring out the big testes and fly several more MIA-AUS, DFW, and IAH ;-)

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 123
Views: 13643

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

LAXdude1023 wrote:

Is it? I didn’t think AC and UA had a JV on transborder?


IIRC they do, but there are a few carve-outs one in particular was Calgary-Houston so AC and UA technically compete on that route, again IIRC.

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by FlyingSicilian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296517

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

How is Ethiopia less advanced than Iran? I believe Ethiopia had to send their MAX recorders to France for reading. That has nothing to do with how advanced the country is. Lastly, I believe the US immediately claimed responsibility for IR655, no? Even if the circumstances around the shoot down were...

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by FlyingSicilian
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 6403

Re: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?

Demand is not just based on GDP per capita. Also, Napoli is a bigger city metro area than Roma. Napoli is second to Milano metro size wise. Roma though is a bigger tourist draw and while Campania is a huge tourist draw many people going to Napoli fly to Roma and take the train to Napoli. Roma also h...

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by FlyingSicilian
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29280

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Inaugural flight just took off from LFW, scheduled to land around 7:30 tonight, Houston time. Too bad I'm not back in town until later this week - would have definitely been nice to see it. Good for the airport to get back into the six continent club as well. Well, good luck, but it is doomed to fa...

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 12181

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

What was the last AA P2P out of AUS? I can't remember when the SNA service was relative to AA's last attempt at the Nerd Bird but it has been a very long time. They flew AUS-HOU-LGA to get around the perimeter rule back in the day. The AUS - HOU section, IIRC< actually had quite the cult following ...

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by FlyingSicilian
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13205

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Independent of what you think of his post, Houston is not even in the top 10 most educated metro areas in the US. Boston is number 7, so he’s not wrong. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/26/the-10-most-and-least-educated-cities-in-the-united-states.html More educated people, higher paying jobs = better ...

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by FlyingSicilian
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13205

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Independent of what you think of his post, Houston is not even in the top 10 most educated metro areas in the US. Boston is number 7, so he’s not wrong. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/26/the-10-most-and-least-educated-cities-in-the-united-states.html More educated people, higher paying jobs = better ...

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by FlyingSicilian
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13205

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Seriously, Houston....? What about here in Boston, better educated, more affluent...HARVARD...Boston College....Again, HOUSTON....? Man what a strange post. You do realize IAH is one of the largest population hubs in hte USA, with a sizable Indian population, and has a ton of affluent people as wel...

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 6688

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

I have lived in China and what you are describing is true to an extent. Having said that I would love to see a Social Credit System rolled out in every country and use Japan as the bench mark. So the government gets to tell companies who they can and can't do business with? No, thank you. Too much ...

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by FlyingSicilian
Thu May 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tempers flaring on LGA ground...
Replies: 7
Views: 2139

Re: Tempers flaring on LGA ground...

flight152 wrote:
What’s the point of this post?


Letting us know it is a normal day in NYC?

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by FlyingSicilian
Tue May 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Antonio Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Re: San Antonio Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe a one-off seasonal TATL could happen but SAT bleeds to AUS and IAH for many TATL flights via driving and connecting. SAT also has competition from the USAF in daily full Space A flights that carry several hundred worldwide, who then are not using SAT. Does not sound like much but it can add up...

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by FlyingSicilian
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 16406

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

To digress slightly, I just flew to Guam Sunday and back to HNL yesterday. Passport checked both directions. At Guam customs and via CBP before boarding for HNL. Guam has its own customs union so do their own checks. Maybe there is a way to fly with ID and birth cert, but just a D.L. would not cut i...

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86683

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Commercial-Airservice-Meacham-Airport-In-Fort-Worth-486299991.html several articles out there from about nine months ago on FTW service returning. Running to AUS, HOU and some longer biz markets and maybe an MCO could work IMO. Marketing would be needed, but I'd lov...

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by FlyingSicilian
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86683

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Does anyone think JetsuiteX from DAL/AFW/FTW/RBD to Houston, New Orleans, AUS or SAT is possible now that they relocated their HQ to Dallas? DAL is would be hard since all the gates are occupied and are in the middle of a legal battle with SWA and DL. AFW would be a hard sell since it’s in the nort...

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by FlyingSicilian
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help determining date of Conquest Airlines map
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Help determining date of Conquest Airlines map

I want to say before 96 because I flew them Austin to San Angelo in 96. IIRC they served Nacogdoches until the early 90s but were still at Sugar Land until around late 94 or early 95.

My SWAG would be ~1994 then. YMMV.

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification
Replies: 23
Views: 4461

Re: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification

If it is software related, one would presume once tested and certified that it would be a fairly quick solution to upload then certify pilots on the changed procedures. If physical changes are needed that might take longer. The WSJ is reporting the government shutdown delayed some re-cert work with...

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification
Replies: 23
Views: 4461

Re: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification

If it is software related, one would presume once tested and certified that it would be a fairly quick solution to upload then certify pilots on the changed procedures. If physical changes are needed that might take longer. The WSJ is reporting the government shutdown delayed some re-cert work with ...

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by FlyingSicilian
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?
Replies: 31
Views: 5124

Re: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?

The premise of this is off IMO. The Houston airports have grown internationally over the last decade. Houston is by far the most international and most diverse city in Texas. Also, Energy/Oil/gas is only ~50% of Houston metro's economy. Healthcare, Shipping, and Aerospace are huge (even Tech is huge...

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by FlyingSicilian
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJTA passes tiered incentive to lure carriers to Atlantic City International Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: SJTA passes tiered incentive to lure carriers to Atlantic City International Airport

The UA flights were expensive and in 50 seat RJs. Not fun. UA could try a shorter stage to IAD but otherwise likely a no go, unless they can make ORD work with subsidies. I know plenty of Philly metro people who drive to AC (and Trenton) for the LCC flights (and much cheaper parking than PHL) but as...

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by FlyingSicilian
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12964

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

What about MAR?

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by FlyingSicilian
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 26154

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

I think many, many moons ago they had A300s-someone correct me if I am wrong. It'd be cool if there was a website where you could search for photos of certain types of airplanes and certain airlines. 2777022,4248271 There is a link above. It's known as Airliners.net Why do that when I have people l...

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by FlyingSicilian
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 26154

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

Why did they go for the A350-1000 at first? They have been converted to the A350-900 I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... Continental was much more Boeing-centric. Gordon Bethune was a Boeing guy and they, at one time, had an exclusivity agreeme...

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by FlyingSicilian
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 12693

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

Singapore had service from IAH to DME for many years with several contracts with Chevron, Lukoil, and ENI, to name a few, for oil traffic. This is when US imports of Russian crude hit their highs. They also carried a fair amount of NASA traffic up front. Once the oil traffic slowed, as did cargo, Si...

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 9524

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

I do like how they have Houston near Corpus Christi on their map and Austin near Uvalde LOL

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by FlyingSicilian
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 9524

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

Is YEG-IAH a carve-out like IAH-YYC ?

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by FlyingSicilian
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 20052

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

This has to be mainly from SFO/Cali only. There are major finance companies in NYC with UA and oil companies in Houston that spend many millions on their UA contracts also.

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by FlyingSicilian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch Astronaut accidentally calls 911 from ISS causing panic in Houston
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: Dutch Astronaut accidentally calls 911 from ISS causing panic in Houston

zanl188 wrote:
What was the panic?



It is in the first paragraph and second of the various news articles on the topic... Security locked down MC for a time due to the mistakenly dialed 911 call.

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by FlyingSicilian
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 39
Views: 3698

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

Ironically Houston used to have scheduled airline service between HOU Hobby and IAH Bush-Intercontinental on Continental called the Houston express. Houston Ellington Field (EFD) also had service up to IAH on Continental through about 2004. Houston was the only US city that had intra-city scheduled ...

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by FlyingSicilian
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch Astronaut accidentally calls 911 from ISS causing panic in Houston
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Dutch Astronaut accidentally calls 911 from ISS causing panic in Houston

A funny story LOL Since calls from the ISS go through Houston to dial out from the station an astronaut must dial 9 first. Since the call would then originate from the U.S. they must then dial 011. A Dutch astronaut missed the 0 dialing 911 causing security to rush to mission control. http://fortune...

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by FlyingSicilian
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86683

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

bob75013 wrote:
dfdubflyer wrote:
But TRE doesn't run on Sundays and holidays. Then what??

.


He rents a car like most everyone else. Weekend rentals especially can be had for ~$50 all in...

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by FlyingSicilian
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 9943

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

IAH would get MXP before FCO ,if that ever happens, for business ties in my view. My sources at UA, including one very high up the food chain have noted little to nothing "big" out of IAH "right now" which would l presume means through the summer at least. It would be interestin...

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by FlyingSicilian
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 9943

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

IAH would get MXP before FCO ,if that ever happens, for business ties in my view. My sources at UA, including one very high up the food chain have noted little to nothing "big" out of IAH "right now" which would l presume means through the summer at least. It would be interesting...

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by FlyingSicilian
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86683

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Any new media updates on the services to begin at FTW? I am looking forward to it coming to fruition.

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by FlyingSicilian
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14597

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Well some are in Europe...I've done a very quick Air Malta Malta to Catania flight well after midnight, only ~40 minutes so no sleep at 2am LOL

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by FlyingSicilian
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14597

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

i just flew a UNITED flight a week and half ago from San Jose, Costa Rica to Houston-IAH and I boarded around 2am. Thank God I was in first, but sleep is possible.

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by FlyingSicilian
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 8299

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

Just flew UAL 1612 IAH-PHL and we were about ten minutes late landing in PHL, and other than a rougher than normal climb-out it was not too bad. Glad I missed the "fun" earlier in the day.

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by FlyingSicilian
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18
Replies: 76
Views: 10482

Re: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18

Frontier would be my initial guess also, but with the CT Governor there maybe something bigger such as an int'l player? I don't know CT politics well enough to know if the governor makes such announcements, but being a small state maybe they do, not casting aspersions BTW ;-)

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