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by Indy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm not really sure on this one, although a passenger flight from IND-DXB is not in the cards at least in the next 10 years. Emirates Cargo could be an option on the cargo end though, I just would think it would be hard for companies to switch over from FedEx unless Emirates Cargo brings something ...

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Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

So apparently an economic development official from the UAE was in Indianapolis to discuss significant international trade opportunities. This apparently included meeting with Eli Lilly leaders. The article states "He says working in Dubai, which has one of the world's busiest airports and a ma...

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Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Airport is spending $80 on the storm water and deicing project in 2019, and they expect that to be done by early 2020. Once that is done, then the FX expansion can continue I am curious about this part. Isn't FX actively working on their expansion right now? My first thought is that this particular...

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Ah okay. That makes more sense.

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

An additional five floors to one side of the parking garage? Are you positive? That seems a little weird and would look really unbalanced.

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Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
flyboy80 wrote:
I believe the IND-CDG flight is planned to go daily as early as April, not sure if that's reflected in the reservations system right now or not.


I'm pretty sure I had seen it announced or mentioned somewhere that CDG was going daily again in April.

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Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Actually, to be honest I haven't had a bad experience at ORD recently, and that is with a decent chunk of my flying currently O&D in and out of ORD. However, if you are connecting from int'l to domestic it isn't the "most ideal" airport to connect in. With that being said, I look forw...

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Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Why would anyone in CVG, SDF, DAY drive 2 hours to catch the one TPAC flight when they could fly one hour to ORD, DTW, ATL and have multiple choices...or fly further to DFW, LAX, SFO etc for even more choices. I don't know you should probably ask the numerous people who are coming from SDF, CMI, EV...

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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Agree that IND would have hard time supporting added TATL or any TAPAC. CVG, SDF and DAY are the largest metros near Indy and all of them are @ double the distance from GSO to RDU. CVG, SDF and DAY have at the very least "adequate air service" to provide their catchment with service to Eu...

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by Indy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137845

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

No need for you to respond, unless you feel like it. It's an open forum....One persons 'wasteful spending' is another's 'creative out of the box thinking.' It is what it is. Incentives are just as much an art as they are a science. I am of the opinion that the ACAA has done a lot to get an Airport ...

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by Indy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 8642

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

The routes were announced a day apart and suspended at basically the same time. Do these airlines share an office? :-)

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Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

All your comments regarding Delta's future selection of focus cities fail to understand the basis for those future plans...the A220. That is a 100 seater with excellent economics and range for all types of routes. Delta has orders for 75 of those. Some will be used to replace ERJ 170/175 and other ...

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Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Even though that list wasn't referring to new focus cities, why would DL open a focus city in MSY? What purpose would it serve? Just because DL has a focus city in BOS, CVG, RDU, etc, does not mean they are going to go around the country and replicate that model in a bunch of markets. At the end of...

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Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

[Places like AUS, BDL, TPA, and MSY would be likely. What makes you think any of those locations would make a good focus city for DL. AUS is heavily served and has no space. BDL? Seems unlikely. TPA is well served and a tourist destination with questionable yields. MSY is about the only one on the ...

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by Indy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

[Places like AUS, BDL, TPA, and MSY would be likely. What makes you think any of those locations would make a good focus city for DL. AUS is heavily served and has no space. BDL? Seems unlikely. TPA is well served and a tourist destination with questionable yields. MSY is about the only one on the ...

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by Indy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

DL right now is already larger than NW at peak, NW ran 1,924,131 people in 2005 and 1,944,704 in 2006, in 2017 DL was at 1,970,444 passengers. For 2018, DL should be comfortably over 2 million: according to my numbers for September DL is adding 17% more capacity, and for October DL is adding 20% mo...

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by Indy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

ibthebigd wrote:
So basically the old NW focus city?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


50-60 would be bigger than the NW focus city. I don't think the NW focus city ever had a sustained 50 flight operation. And I think the number of seats DL would run through IND would be a decent percentage larger.

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by Indy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I like the Governor's vision. I think it is doable but in order for this to become a reality, I think IND will need to improve the space allocated for international arrivals and departures.

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by Indy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Am I the only one that sees 8xMCO, 6xRSW and 6xTPA as ridiculous?

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by Indy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It is also a huge miss when it comes to location and cost of living. And when you look at the state of Massachusetts debt, they are in no position to give out big handouts.

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by Indy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

ibthebigd wrote:
I am guessing Atlanta would be one. i have read they were high on Boston also


Honestly, I don't think there is any chance it will be a city like Boston or Atlanta. Too crowded, expensive, and I doubt Amazon will get the handouts from those cities/states that they can get elsewhere.

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by Indy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
Heard from someone with some insider knowledge that IND is rumored be in the Top 3 for Amazon HQ2.....


I am guessing CMH might be one.

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by Indy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Interesting tidbit, DL has cancelled PIT-CDG after upgauging to the 767 earlier this year. A good warning for IND not to get too comfortable in thinking we can support multiple TATL routes while CDG is still getting up on its feet. That is a little bit of apples and oranges. PIT was announced to 4 ...

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Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8azGTsslNc
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I wish IND would get something like this in Civic Plaza. How amazing would that be?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8azGTsslNc

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by Indy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

zackary747 wrote:
What are you specifically referring to when it comes to the board meeting?


Bidding for Routes Americas 2020 is interesting.

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by Indy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I bet IND gets either WW or FI next. EI is in a lingo between YUL, PIT, and DTW most likely as their newest A321LR destinations. There is pretty much no chance it will be PIT. Not sure it will be IND but PIT won't happen. That market has more service than it can support already with the addition of...

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by Indy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

GSOtoIND wrote:
Has anyone ever been to an IAA board meeting? I believe there's one this week or next and they're open to the public.


I've never been but I've always wanted to go.

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by Indy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 3825

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

"A credible verbal assurance will be sufficient to travel with a PSA" They did great until that ridiculous line. Um... surrreeeeeeeee Whiskers is trained *meow* See... he just said the coast is clear. Cross my heart and hope to die. *sigh*. Really WN? Why not require proof? If the animal h...

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by Indy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7052

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Maybe it was covered somewhere but.... did the one passenger actually provide proof the cat was an "emotional support animal" or do we just have to take their word? I am really glad Delta is cracking down on this. I am not blaming Alaska if they didn't. I just don't know if the other airli...

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by Indy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

BA on IND-LHR is probably going to happen sooner rather than later. I doubt we have to wait to 2026 or 2027. Give it a couple of years.

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by Indy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7052

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

The whole emotional support animal thing is a completely load of BS cooked up by people to allow them to bring their pets where they aren't supposed to bring them. This is getting ridiculous and needs to stop. If you can't leave home without your pet them perhaps you shouldn't leave home at all. The...

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by Indy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93385

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Very sad story. It was hard listening to the guy talk on the ATC feed knowing how it was going to end. He wasn't a bad person. He just needed serious help. I hope some day mental health issues get taken more seriously and real help is offered. It can be overly difficult to get help if you need it an...

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by Indy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I wondered if the expansion of the belly cargo facility was being pushed along by the IND-Asia talks. It would seem that the cargo on a flight like this would probably test the limits of the current facility. I would assume there is no way the current facility could handle another big jet like that ...

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by Indy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I am curious how they plan on doing this. The original plan in Midfield Terminal document showed the expanded garage going where the proposed hotel is going. Not sure they can just add levels to the existing garage. Could the existing structure support the additional weight without collapsing? Would...

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by Indy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Okay I found a way to view the site using a 3rd party system. Unfortunately I cannot view the DOC or PDF files without an account. Does anyone have an account there and know the details? Also, did anyone notice they are also going to expand the belly cargo building?

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by Indy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=32621 It looks like a parking garage expansion is in the works, not sure how large the expansion will be though. I mostly take Lyft to the airport, but when I drive I don't usually have trouble finding parking. Also I don't think there is room ...

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by Indy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9150

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

There is definitely some "eagerness" in this thread, however it isn't happening. LH has met with smaller airports like IND and CLE in recent years as well, meaning that I think many are reading too much into this rumor. I would agree that this is just a rumor. All you have to do is look a...

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by Indy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Corporate begging at its finest. -_-

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by Indy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1812
Views: 108165

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-to-add-two-new-north-american-destinations-1.3585382 "He did not name any of the candidates, but sources suggest that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Montreal in Canada could feature on the list, ALONG WITH A POSSIBLE LOCATION I...

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by Indy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27137

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I'm in the middle. I think going viral over bad service is getting old. However, if you don't stand up to apparent discrimination, it won't stop. In this case, it's unclear to me what really happened, so to say that the employee had an attitude problem seems to be reaching, just like it's reaching ...

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by Indy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27137

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I am sick and tired of short-tempered prima donnas who don't get their way screaming "discrimination" .. Then jumping on social media to stir the pot even more.. so they get a whole bunch of uninformed yo-yos claiming "there ought to be a law" or "boycott" this company...

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by Indy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27137

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I am not buying the story of two people being assigned to the same seat. As a software developer, I can tell you that should not be possible. Perhaps someone picked a seat, printed a boarding pass, and later changed their seats and held on to the old pass. But that isn't two people assigned to the s...

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by Indy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8354

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

A few years back I flew a lot of DL domestic F and the food was very questionable. A lot of back and forth between ATL and SAN. Domestic meal service needs a lot of work. My last experience with DL meal service on an international flight was DTW-AMS. It was pretty good. Not great but good. Best meal...

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Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71284

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

If DL wanted to they could have had the midwest (specifically IND) market to themselves around 3-5 or so years ago, WN/AA/UA did not have the presences they have today in IND. But instead of expanding DL choped up tons of flying, especially the p2p flying, regardless of whether the routes were prof...

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by Indy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71284

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Should we be worried about the inaugural flight bookings? I count only 33 seats booked on the first flight as of 10/14. You can't go by the seat map. There are actually quite a few more seats sold. Take a look at CVG-CDG for the same day. Look at the front of the plane. Note that A5 and A6 are bloc...

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by Indy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27323

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

The way the Dutch Saint Maarten locals explained it to me, the beach naturally disappears during the summer/fall months, replaced by rock and boulders and usually around late October to early November, mother nature brings the beach back. Truck loads of sand are not brought in. That is a myth. This...

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by Indy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71284

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

I'm sure both IND and CVG could support it in the long term . But, once IND-CDG is running under its own dime (or just running in general) I think airlines will look higher at IND. We're clearly the better city (conventions, city life, quicker growth and development), better airport and city infras...

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by Indy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71284

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Yeah, I don't know the order in which DY/D8 will add cities, I just suspected DY/D8 would be the most likely possibility for a flight to LHR/LGW, not to say IND was next in line to get that flight.. Now that CVG has WW, it seems less likely they will get DY/D8. Not sure they can support a 3rd TATL ...

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