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by United787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 35642

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

I haven't been very active in the UA threads the last few years. Can someone summarize the planned fleet retirements for the next 5 years? Thank you.

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by United787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 188
Views: 42533

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

That gate looks slick!

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by United787
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 8380

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

Any guesses as to when ORD will return to pre-COVID numbers?

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by United787
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

clipper001 wrote:
The 1995 8th grade class trip to Washington DC was on UA ORD-DCA.


Damn kids, my 1986 8th grade class trip to DC was on a coach bus :cry:

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by United787
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Sure taxi times are terrible from some runways but would you rather have a 17-25 minute taxi time or a 40+ minute daily ground stop? The airport has improved greatly and is really only affected by snow and heavy crosswinds these days. If taxi times are your primary complaint, then I’d say the OMP w...

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by United787
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21831

Re: United dropping 14 routes

LAXdude1023 wrote:
This is disappointing to me. I much prefer IAD to EWR for connections and I find myself rooting for it.


Agree 100% - Air Traffic delays in NYC alone is reason enough not to connect at EWR

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by United787
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 65
Views: 26862

Re: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min

Something tells me the US govt knows where it is. They just can’t say so without revealing secret technology. If that was true, the US could just say "look here but we can tell you how we know, period" They wouldn't need to reveal anything except the location which doesn't tell anyone any...

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by United787
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business will be doing a webcast with Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Dept. of Aviation on Thur 12/9 at 1pm (CST). I am anxious to get an update on the O'Hare 21 Project. https://web.cvent.com/event/04a41c07-849f-4013-ae85-564d7d7825bb/summary?utm_source=Sailthru&...

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by United787
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA sues ORD, concerning FOD damage to multiple aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 6969

Re: BA sues ORD, concerning FOD damage to multiple aircraft

Something doesn't make sense here. BA has three aircraft damaged over the course of two days which is something like 75% of their planes at ORD (assuming 2 flights per day which is what they have today). But, over the same two days, there are almost 2,000 other flights (https://www.flychicago.com/o...

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by United787
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays
Replies: 192
Views: 28389

Re: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays

Congrats to AA! Is this AA's 1st venture to the Gulf region?

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by United787
Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276650

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

dmstorm22 wrote:
You never feel a better sense of 'Man, I'm flying through air' then when on a E145.

For some maybe it's unnerving but for me it was a blast every time.


OMG that is so true but I get that on the CRJs also. It is both unnerving and exciting at the same time. Thrilling you might say.

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by United787
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA sues ORD, concerning FOD damage to multiple aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 6969

Re: BA sues ORD, concerning FOD damage to multiple aircraft

Something doesn't make sense here. BA has three aircraft damaged over the course of two days which is something like 75% of their planes at ORD (assuming 2 flights per day which is what they have today). But, over the same two days, there are almost 2,000 other flights (https://www.flychicago.com/oh...

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by United787
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years without Pan Am
Replies: 116
Views: 13265

Re: 30 years without Pan Am

Although we don't have PanAm anymore, we now have 3 robust US flagged global carriers (UA, DL & AA) with coast to coast domestic networks that match their extensive international networks. Three airlines that have figured out how to earn money in a deregulated industry, compete with LCCs domest...

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by United787
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years without Pan Am
Replies: 116
Views: 13265

Re: 30 years without Pan Am

Although we don't have PanAm anymore, we now have 3 robust US flagged global carriers (UA, DL & AA) with coast to coast domestic networks that match their extensive international networks. Three airlines that have figured out how to earn money in a deregulated industry, compete with LCCs domesti...

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by United787
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

The T-5 parking garage construction process begins Great news. Would love to see some drawings of the design. Anyone want to request drawings and upload them here? I assume this would be public information at this point. I wouldn't pass the prequal so I can't go through that process... https://www....

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by United787
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

sircygnus wrote:
Would it be safe to say that this completes the OMP? What an accomplishment to see the transformation!


Yes. The scale and scope of the OMP is mind blowing. By far the largest airport project in the US since DEN, truely amazing.

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by United787
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business will be doing a webcast with Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Dept. of Aviation on Thur 12/9 at 1pm (CST). I am anxious to get an update on the O'Hare 21 Project. https://web.cvent.com/event/04a41c07-849f-4013-ae85-564d7d7825bb/summary?utm_source=Sailthru&...

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by United787
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/atrude777/status/14 ... 96521?s=21


Is this between the CTA station and T1, T2 & T3?
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Rl12383 wrote:
Progress also being made in the pedestrian tunnels. Looks like the first of the renovated tunnels is finally open:

https://twitter.com/atrude777/status/14 ... 96521?s=21


Is this between the CTA station and T1, T2 & T3?

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by United787
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business will be doing a webcast with Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Dept. of Aviation on Thur 12/9 at 1pm (CST). I am anxious to get an update on the O'Hare 21 Project. https://web.cvent.com/event/04a41c07-849f-4013-ae85-564d7d7825bb/summary?utm_source=Sailthru&u...

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by United787
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Can't wait to see it in person in a few weeks!

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by United787
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 39504

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

People outside China/Hong Kong just do not understand CCP's obssession with Covid-zero and the lengths they are willing to go to, to maintain it. I know the vaccines work, and I have convinced my entire family to have the vaccine long ago. But there really is no need for anyone to take it in Hong K...

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by United787
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

I think the best long term solution for high speed trains to ORD is for Chicago to build a whole new line below ground. Build most of the tunnel underneath I-90, have it start at Union Station with only 3 stops in between Union Station and ORD, those stops could be at Chicago Ave, Irving Park Road,...

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by United787
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

In an opinion piece in Crain's Chicago, Rick Harnish of the High Speed Rail Alliance makes the case for re-inventing Metra from a being solely a commuter rail system to a high-speed point to point service, including O'Hare to downtown. Love it. I wrote to Rick a few years ago because (IIRC) they ha...

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by United787
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

I noticed in looking at the ORD website that the ATS systems shows 5 stops, Terminals 1,2,3, and 5 plus the rental car garage. So, what happens to the old stop in the middle of the surface lot E? I've read that the station is too tall, under FAA regulations for the runway that is near completion, d...

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by United787
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Runway765 wrote:
Here’s a video of the new ATS.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=igpoUvxOTGA

It seems faster than the old trains were.


Good find. A good view of the T5 expansion too, coming along nicely.

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by United787
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276650

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

United sent out an email today which seems in direct response to what is happening at AA: I've heard from many of you in the past few weeks and I know you're eager to return to travel — especially around the holidays. Many of you have asked if you can book with confidence on United this holiday seas...

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by United787
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44913

Re: AAnother Meltdown

United sent out an email today which seems in direct response to what is happening at AA: I've heard from many of you in the past few weeks and I know you're eager to return to travel — especially around the holidays. Many of you have asked if you can book with confidence on United this holiday seas...

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by United787
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 29874

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

LHAM wrote:


Does this airline really only have one plane?

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by United787
Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

The re-opening of the ATS has just been set for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3RD!! Hopefully no more delays! Can we even consider it "new" anymore? The train cars have been riding around for almost 3 years! OMG, that is unbelievable. Clearly the short notice indicates they have known it was going to b...

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by United787
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 24151

Re: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET

22 Daily flights is quite impressive. Anyone know how many seats that is? Assuming all 767's are High J and all Polaris Mods's complete on the 789's my math has it at 4,569. Not accounting for seats taken out for crew rest seats on some flights. 1,058 Polaris 465 Premium Plus 893 Econ Plus 2,153 Ec...

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by United787
Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 24151

Re: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET

Does/will UA actually sell *A connections through LHR? I haven’t seen that before. Obviously you could simply buy two separate tickets on a *A carrier. Yes, I have seen it but haven't done it. I always think of the 'what if" scenario...with a missed connection. In that case I would rather conn...

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by United787
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 24151

Re: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET

22 Daily flights is quite impressive. Anyone know how many seats that is?

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by United787
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276650

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

Do we think we'll be back to normal for the summer next year? I can't imagine wearing a face mask for long haul, it's just too much for me. I flew FRA-IAH on LH in September, long time to be wearing a mask. I flew ORD-ZRH and ATH-IAD in August. It was a long time to have the mask on but wasn't as b...

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by United787
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276650

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

Great additions. Though I can’t understand why IAD seems to be the hub of choice to the Middle East. Before the merger we had DXB and BAH. With EK and EY slowly ramping up at JFK, it would be nice to have a Middle East flight from EWR. UA flew to the Gulf region from IAD because of the military and...

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by United787
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276650

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

Some quick reactions: IAD-AMM: There have been rumours about RJ looking at this route but AMM didn't work for DL from JFK in the past so not sure this will be any better? EWR-PDL: DL briefly operated PDL from JFK in 2018/19 and it was cut for 2020 (pre-COVID) EWR-TFN/PMI: Are these destinations big...

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by United787
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276650

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

I really am hoping for: ORD-BOG or LIM ORD-BCN ORD-ATH but until the Global Terminal (T2) is built at ORD, I don't see UA having much room to add much of anything. Hopefully we will at least resume all of the pre-COVID routes. ORD-ATH is an AA territory...Is there room for a 2nd player? NYC-ATH has...

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by United787
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276650

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

I really am hoping for:

ORD-BOG or LIM
ORD-BCN
ORD-ATH

but until the Global Terminal (T2) is built at ORD, I don't see UA having much room to add much of anything. Hopefully we will at least resume all of the pre-COVID routes.

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by United787
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Thank you!

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by United787
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Rl12383 wrote:
Google earth has images from May of this year.


All I see is 5/2018 :(

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by United787
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

I have been anxiously awaiting an updated aerial satellite image of ORD on Google and looked around today and found that MapQuest has an updated one. https://www.mapquest.com/search/result?slug=%2Fus%2Fillinois%2Fchicago-ohare-international-airport-ord-7797318&query=Chicago%20O%27Hare%20Internat...

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by United787
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 268
Views: 44754

Re: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor

Current bus service with some access improvements serves LGA just fine. What’s wrong with an AirTrain alignment from Jamaica or Federal Circle, stopping at Flushing Meadows and resuming the alignment as proposed? Other than length and cost, of course. In the meantime, buses will have to do. MTA bus...

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by United787
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final days of wide-body trijets outside the Americas.
Replies: 31
Views: 10062

Re: Final days of wide-body trijets outside the Americas.

I assume FedEx, UPS and others fly their planes to Europe so not the complete end, correct?

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by United787
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13346

Biden Addresses Issue of 'Unruly' Passengers

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/07/politics/joe-biden-chicago-vaccine-requirements/index.html "The comments came during a speech near Chicago, where Biden was highlighting his administration's push toward Covid-19 vaccine requirements. Speaking in the direction of United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby, w...

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by United787
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 268
Views: 44754

Re: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor

Better to spend $6 billion on the right solution than $2 billion on the wrong solution. NYC, the largest city in the country, with the largest rapid transit system (by quantity of stations) in the world, still has NO 'direct' route to any of it's three major airports. Yes, I know the AirTrains at JF...

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by United787
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 35145

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

News today is the United Airlines has reached 99% employee vaccination rate. United Airlines is touting the success of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying that more than 99% of its U.S.-based employees have met the company's requirement to get vaccinated, or have applied for a religious or medical...

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by United787
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182528

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

That extended jetway up at the top will be insane. The terminal should have been extended up there. Terminals cost a heck of a lot more than jetbridges do, L10C at Terminal 3 is a great example. No need to extend the terminal all the way up there for one gate. I'll take a long jet bridge over a har...

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by United787
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182875

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Can anyone tell me the status of the terminal repair/renovation/reconstruction from 2017's Hurricane Irma? I was last at SXM in 2019 and they had a long way to go. Is the reconstruction complete? Is the upper floor open and operating? Sorry, meant for SXM. Airport is the same as is it was in 2021 f...

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by United787
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182875

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

United787 wrote:
Can anyone tell me the status of the terminal repair/renovation/reconstruction from 2017's Hurricane Irma? I was last at SXM in 2019 and they had a long way to go. Is the reconstruction complete? Is the upper floor open and operating?


Sorry, meant for SXM.

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by United787
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 182875

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Can anyone tell me the status of the terminal repair/renovation/reconstruction from 2017's Hurricane Irma? I was last at SXM in 2019 and they had a long way to go. Is the reconstruction complete? Is the upper floor open and operating?

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by United787
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 29874

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Anyone know how the new flights from the US are doing? Mainly wondering about UA from IAD, DL from ATL and AA from JFK. I don't have the stats but I flew ATH-IAD on 8/24 and the flight was full, or close to it. But, I connected to an IAD-ORD flight and there were a ton of pax doing the same connect...

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