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by corn4ahead
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Imagine you’re a station manager in CLE. Why would you ever want to move to D? At least not without msignificant investment in a tunnel, which CLE was already cheap about the first time around, now it’d be a heck of a lot more. D is a white elephant. Designed for connections of small planes. And co...

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by corn4ahead
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, 6L/24R is open. They were initially planning to open 6L/24R and subsequently close the other parallel. That plan is on hold until Spring 2020 most likely. That being said, 6R/24L is still closing on an almost daily basis for a few hours to catch up on maintenance that was put off when the othe...

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by corn4ahead
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, 6L/24R is open. They were initially planning to open 6L/24R and subsequently close the other parallel. That plan is on hold until Spring 2020 most likely. That being said, 6R/24L is still closing on an almost daily basis for a few hours to catch up on maintenance that was put off when the other...

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by corn4ahead
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

UAX Service from Cleveland to Tampa returns on December 7, 2019 this year! Really surprised to see all the expanded and returning winter routes especially in the wake of the MAX grounding — barring that it is back in service by then. UA already has some used A319's, A320's, and 737-700's on order, ...

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by corn4ahead
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Jshank83 wrote:
Ive never seen charters with stops in other cities before like that. Maybe it is common I just never noticed.


We did this flight in 2014 but went to CUN. Stopped in PIT for less than an hour. However, on the way back, we had to get off the plane in PIT, go through customs and then reboard.

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by corn4ahead
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starts EWR-PRG
Replies: 11
Views: 4632

Re: United starts EWR-PRG

First of all, where the heck was this route when I had to go in January and February?!? Second, regarding the public transport, it is among the very best I have ever been on. It's extremely easy to navigate and very inexpensive. The connection from the airport is more difficult I guess but there's ...

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by corn4ahead
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

As much as everyone elsewhere on this site likes to talk about how Cleveland deserved to be de-hubbed and how awful of a place it is, I wonder if the new United regime is starting to see a little value in taking advantage of the focus city operations. Cleveland has proven it can grow when fares are...

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by corn4ahead
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starts EWR-PRG
Replies: 11
Views: 4632

Re: United starts EWR-PRG

First of all, where the heck was this route when I had to go in January and February?!? Second, regarding the public transport, it is among the very best I have ever been on. It's extremely easy to navigate and very inexpensive. The connection from the airport is more difficult I guess but there's a...

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by corn4ahead
Wed May 29, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

CLEguy wrote:
Two UA 777 diversions at CLE now...PUJ-CLE and PEK-CLE, due to poor weather in EWR. Also a 757 from LAX and a 737-900 from LAS.


Don't mean to be that guy but, the first one, UA88, came from PEK. The second one, UA87, came from PVG.

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by corn4ahead
Tue May 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

There is interesting speculation in Crain's Cleveland about the sale of the inactive half of the Ford engine works near the airport as well as the old Walton Hills stamping plant to a single buyer. The paper says it would be a "game-changer." Well, we've heard that before, but who knows? ...

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by corn4ahead
Mon May 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

There is interesting speculation in Crain's Cleveland about the sale of the inactive half of the Ford engine works near the airport as well as the old Walton Hills stamping plant to a single buyer. The paper says it would be a "game-changer." Well, we've heard that before, but who knows? ...

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by corn4ahead
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

That can’t include United express partners, and the comment on WN and focus city I don’t buy, not even close. WN votes again and again— before and during F9 presence— that CLE is a pretty trivial station, starting with no daily service to DAL and HOU, unlike CMH and PIT and IND. One could argue tha...

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by corn4ahead
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

On a different note - the red eye from LAX UA1786 happens to be N37267 the 1st United aircraft sporting the new livery. Enroute and due in to CLE at 6:10 am. Turning around doing CLE to LAX at 7:19 am As far as I know, these are the first 2 revenue flights for the aircraft with the new livery. Wond...

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by corn4ahead
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

chrisjake wrote:
Looks like runway 6L/24R will be closed for the next 3 months:

!CLE 04/271 CLE RWY 06L/24R CLSD 1904151300-1907152359
CREATED: 14 Apr 2019 17:08:00
SOURCE: CLE


Yes and it sucks. This is year 2 of the construction. New taxiways and being created and eventually all renamed.

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by corn4ahead
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

fun2fly wrote:

Separately, I saw an AA MD88/90 at Concourse D this week too. Is CLE really that low on gates?


No, they just use that area in front of D for overnight and for maintenance. They actually had 2 MD80s parked there yesterday afternoon.

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by corn4ahead
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

UA Ramp tower is officially closed as of Monday (1/14). What was the role of the ramp tower--was this the command center for ramp operations? They controlled all the pushbacks for the C gates and B3, B5, B7. Also, when D was active, all the D gates. You onced pushed, they assigned the aircraft one ...

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by corn4ahead
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

NE corner near Constant East of 24L. Opens up a lot of possibilities.

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by corn4ahead
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Another idea could be to remove runway 10/28. It is very seldomly used and that real estate could be perfect for a new terminal. It would allow the entire road setup to be completely redesigned as well.

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by corn4ahead
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Robert1010 wrote:
Looks like G4 just announced CLE-BNA !


Meh, a new city would be nice. But an add is an add I guess.

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by corn4ahead
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1413713
https://www.clevelandairport.com/flight ... ght-status


The majority of the diversions actually came in around 9pm last night.
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SgtBarone wrote:
CLE has handled over a dozen diversions this morning from DTW due to snow and ice:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1413713
https://www.clevelandairport.com/flight ... ght-status


The majority of the diversions actually came in around 9pm last night.

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by corn4ahead
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119566

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

UA Ramp tower is officially closed as of Monday (1/14).

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by corn4ahead
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Word on the street is that UA ramp tower (above the banjo) permanently closes Jan 1, 2019.

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by corn4ahead
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

So there is a rumor that CLE-UA will get some increased (probably temporary) service when ORD starts their expansion project, at this time there is no info how many flights this may involve. Interesting. Let's say UA decides to double CLE to around 100 departures. Do station employees laid off in 2...

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by corn4ahead
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Thanks for runway update. Was at the Stadium on Friday night and saw from my seat that the Burke runway was closed. Must have reopened. Remember there are also parallel runways at BKL (6's/24's), so perhaps one runway was closed for maintenance. http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1809/05370ad.pdf#namedde...

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by corn4ahead
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Out of curiousity, do commercial airliners ever need to use runway 10/28? Or is it mostly general aviation? Back when it was busy, it was not uncommon to run a 6/10 operation where both 6R/6L and 10 were used for arrivals during arrival pushes. Runway 10 was rarely used for departures but a 24/28 o...

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by corn4ahead
Tue May 29, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

When oh when is a new terminal going to be part of the civic dialogue, rather than patchwork solutions to the many, many shortcomings of the airport, including but not limited to FIS. Heck even the Clowns, I mean the Browns ownership has floated the idea that they will need to replace the late 1990...

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by corn4ahead
Sat May 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

They sent a second aircraft to CLE, a 767-200 out of MIA last night, which departed CLE this morning to PUJ as WQ470. The 763 that arrived as WQ471 may still be here. The 762 was parked on A14 overnight and was in Dynamic's "standard" red and white livery (N767DA). I did not see the 763 f...

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by corn4ahead
Fri May 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair727 wrote:
^That is good. Is this Swiftair flight sold as "Vacation Express"?


It was for Apple Vacations.

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by corn4ahead
Thu May 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Anyone know why the Antonov A124 is at CLE? Came in last night from Budapest via Keflavik and Goose Bay and looks like it will be here for the week. Was listening to ATC last night after its arrival and it sounded like even the controllers weren't expecting it until the last minute. https://www.fli...

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by corn4ahead
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

masseybrown wrote:
DoT's January numbers are out. CLE boardings (domestic scheduled carriers only) up from 277.8K in Jan '17 to 313.0K this year - up 12.7%. Star performer: WN boardings up from 42.7K to 56.6K, up 32.6% with the load factor also up from 74.7% to 77.9%


WN needs to make CLE a focus city. Like now. Lol

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by corn4ahead
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/03/reopening_cleveland_hopkins_mo.html Article that mentions master plan and concourse D. Ten years ago WN spent well over $100 million at BWI for 11-gate Concourse A. CLE's Concourse D for much less than that could be made into a quite decent 12 gate f...

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by corn4ahead
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair727 wrote:
who knows what the future will bring.


Hopefully a new airport. Lol

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by corn4ahead
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I recently had the opportunity to walk around the old D concourse. It was ominous, but quite honestly, it was a great experience. It is not in nearly as poor of shape as I expected and wouldn't take a whole lot to get it up and running again. Obviously, money would have to be invested to reconfigur...

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by corn4ahead
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I recently had the opportunity to walk around the old D concourse. It was ominous, but quite honestly, it was a great experience. It is not in nearly as poor of shape as I expected and wouldn't take a whole lot to get it up and running again. Obviously, money would have to be invested to reconfigure...

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by corn4ahead
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I know this has been talked about. However, the more and more I think about it, the more convinced I am that a new terminal is the answer. Just look IND, MSY, and MCI are very similar to CLE and I think they will all benefit from the new facility. NE Ohio needs an airport to be proud of and of cours...

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by corn4ahead
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Another illustration of how the composition of CLE flying has changed: Domestic data only For the 12 months ending Oct 2013 79,843 scheduled flights carried 8,456K passengers For the 12 months ending Oct 2017 51,394 scheduled flights carried 8,582K passengers Wow, that is definitely different. I th...

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by corn4ahead
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Several things have changed since that time. First off UA is consistently and hugely profitable, the merger is in the rearview mirror now. Secondly, the tax code has changed pretty dramatically. Third, I think CLE has a better sense of how it will be served by the airlines going forward. I'm confus...

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by corn4ahead
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

CLE is not in the same position as CVG and PIT -- both have significantly less debt, which enables them to take on capital projects more readily. In 10-15 years, when CLE's debt is paid down, it'll likely begin to explore replacing its terminal complex (and that will probably include demolishing D)...

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by corn4ahead
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Why in the world wasn't Concourse D connected to the main terminal initially anyway? Like who thought it would be a good idea to connect via underground tunnel? Continental obviously did as it was built to their specifications as part of a connecting hub in CLE. Hindsight is 20/20. It seems like qu...

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by corn4ahead
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Why in the world wasn't Concourse D connected to the main terminal initially anyway? Like who thought it would be a good idea to connect via underground tunnel?

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by corn4ahead
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152493

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Last night, I spent some time looking through the Master Plan on the airport website. It seems like there are some good ideas with how to update the terminal. I understand the plans were made when we were still a hub but I still feel that the upgrades are desperately needed. Does anyone know when/if...

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