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by kordcj
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

[twoid][/twoid] Didn't see this posted. The FAA has a good video on the opening of the new RWY 9C/27C in November and planned revised airfield configuration in east and west flows after it opens: https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_development/omp/ Awesome find! Certainly sounds like the new runway...

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by kordcj
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380894

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

i believe this is less than they had planned originally The original number of WARN act letters was 2,558. The early retirement plan appears to have saved a little over 600 from furlough on October 1st. Actually, the final number who took the early out package was around 1800+. By the first deadlin...

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by kordcj
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Q2 cash burn
Replies: 22
Views: 5688

Re: US Airlines Q2 cash burn

One thing to note about United's lower cash burn, they have been by far the stingiest of the network career with refunds (they have relaxed some). Delta has still been refunding a significant amount of tickets, which is why United has lower cash burn - it's done on the backs of their customers. Any...

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by kordcj
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543918

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Maybe because it is inconvenient, especially when there are few flights a day. Again, not sure how DL and WN can swing it, but United can’t Ah I see.....so we scream social distancing and how dare they don’t until it becomes inconvienent? Welcome the massive hypocrisy of the human race. Not really....

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by kordcj
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Hello all. Its been a while since I surfaced and looked at this thread again. Thanks for the pictures with the updates to 9C/27C. I took that and updated an idea I had to create (or move) a 4L/22R near the oil tanks. I posted something similar a couple of years ago, but I can provide an updated pic...

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by kordcj
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

All I can say in looking at this shot recently added to the O'Hare database: In 13 years how much has changed! 6031235 Amazing at how I’ve forgotten what the old field used to look like. Old 27L was always my favourite runway to land on. Approaching from the south I looked forward to the flyover to...

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by kordcj
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Someone posted a video of their touch and go at ORD over the weekend. I believe this is the first published touch and go at ORD during the pandemic. Surprised tower let them land on 28C. Pretty cool to get to do this during the middle of the day. Wonder if the city charges for the landing. https://i...

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by kordcj
Tue May 19, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Kirby to become CEO this week.
Replies: 17
Views: 4632

Re: UA: Kirby to become CEO this week.

Maybe his first act as CEO will be to reinstate M&A employee pay to 100% in the spirit and intent of the CARES act. This will allow the 30% or so of M&A employees htiting the streets come 01Oct to have the largest cash cushion as possible. You know, because we’re all “in this together”, and...

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by kordcj
Mon May 18, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route. I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One? It’s so neat to see the s...

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by kordcj
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543918

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I read somewhere and I forgot where that the May schedule will only require 117 aircraft. Is that true? If so, that’s really bad.

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by kordcj
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines cash reserves
Replies: 48
Views: 10329

Re: Airlines cash reserves

Okay, I will bite. What's wrong with having cash reserves saved for a downturn? It's the freaking industry, and we seem to see these crazy cycles and downturns pretty often in the airline industry. I can appreciate the stock buybacks and investments.... But.... I find it pretty difficult to see the...

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by kordcj
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, but today we have March 31 and no Icelandair today, yesterday and day before yesterday,,, This is just talking, but reality is much diferrent... So far last FI flight was on March 17 as FI852 and then all flights cancelled. Interesting, did not know that. Now I see that FR24 shows FI853 cancel...

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by kordcj
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543918

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I understand that but since UA already bought these 73Gs, wouldn't it be better to utilize them instead of the larger narrowbodies in the fleet? If they're going to park A/C anyway, it might as well be A/C that they'd have a harder time filling as well having slightly higher operating costs. There ...

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by kordcj
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Will the fallout from Covid-19 jeopardize the OGT project as a whole, or will it be put on the back burner for a good while? Also is it safe to assume that OMP has been financed in full, and will be completed as scheduled regardless?

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by kordcj
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543918

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

kaitakfan wrote:
6674 due to exit HKG to GUM on the 23rd. Due to park in ROW right away. Any idea what routing they are going to take to get the plane from GUM to ROW?


If #2019’s route (currently UA2721) is any indicator, it may fly n/s. Not sure an empty 767 can do that though.

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by kordcj
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8731

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

Surprisingly more than I expected. Never looked into it until I stumbled upon this thread

CMH-CLE (United)
CLE-SDF (United)
STL-SDF (Southwest)

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by kordcj
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like FI, LH, LX, and OS will keep flying to ORD during the travel ban. Not sure about schedule strength, but I’d be surprised to see all continue daily service.

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by kordcj
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Here's another problem with Peotone, getting there. Both ORD and MDW have CTA rapid transit from the Loop, and ORD has Metra commuter rail service from the Loop and the north suburbs. Peotone has no rail service in the area. And here's what I think the the big problem. Because it took so long to bu...

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by kordcj
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

WN adding MDW-ELP nonstop service is a possibility once WN has more planes in its fleet with ELP being one of the top destinations traveled to from MDW that isn't currently served nonstop from MDW. The PDEW of MDW-ELP in Q3 2019 was 39 passengers/day, which is only slightly lower than the PDEW of M...

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by kordcj
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126903

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Help me out with Midway; what do we have to look forward there? WN adding MDW-ANC nonstop service is a possibility if WN enters the ANC market since (a) MDW-ANC is within the range of the Boeing 737-700 and 737-800, (b) AA, UA, and AS all already operate 737-800 aircraft on the ORD-ANC nonstop rout...

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by kordcj
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708985

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

And we appreciate all the work you guys do to keep this database up. I completely understand why the single thread experiment was explored, but as much cross talk is inevitable in either thread, I think the 2nd largest airline in the world has enough to discuss to keep different subjects apart. I a...

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by kordcj
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

[twoid][/twoid]

TrafficCop wrote:
kordcj wrote:
Does anyone know the usable runway length from N5 when departing on 28R. Same for DD when departing on 10L?


TORA's
N5 9650
DD 10050


Thanks! Was curious to know if it was the same length as the old T10 departure on 32L which I believe was 9800ish.

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by kordcj
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know the usable runway length from N5 when departing on 28R. Same for DD when departing on 10L?

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by kordcj
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Did ET upguage to a 777-200LR? On the past few occasions I’ve been monitoring ORD (mostly last week), ET575 has been a 77L vs 788. Does this mean the route is doing well?

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by kordcj
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708985

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

UAX Update: CR2: N409AW exited the fleet, stored N434AW exited the fleet, stored This is interesting. They were putting more of these birds into service up until a year or two ago and they're already taking them out. I wonder what changed their minds. I believe when they announced the return of the...

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by kordcj
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Starting 5 March United is adding ORD-MCO once daily service with 772. That is amazing, would love to catch one of these next time I visit the in-laws. Has this route every seen a daily widebody before on UA? Absolutely. I remember flying a DC-10 from MCO to ORD way back in 1987! I have a photo tha...

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by kordcj
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know why WN8513 flew from MDW to ORD today?

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by kordcj
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the worst weather
Replies: 14
Views: 1277

Re: Airports with the worst weather

San Francisco without a doubt. Low ceiling, fog, wind, and it’s year round

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by kordcj
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

More delay. Sorry, holiday travelers: Reopening of O’Hare ‘people mover’ delayed again, to early 2020 https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-people-mover-delay-2020-met-20191019-efcot2rsobhcnkrl3mf2iv5m7u-story.html What on earth is going on here? This article has a bit more detail than t...

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by kordcj
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

AA is bringing back triple seven's to O'Hare next March. 1807232 "Chicago O’Hare – London Heathrow eff 29MAR20 AA046/047 777-200ER replaces 787-9" https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286704/american-resumes-boston-london-service-from-late-march-2020/?utm_medium=email&utm...

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by kordcj
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this site US biased?
Replies: 17
Views: 9575

Re: Is this site US biased?

You’re always free to start a conversation on a topic you feel is worth discussing as it relates to your home market. Looking at the topics currently under discussion on page 1 of the civil aviation forum, I’d say it’s a good blend of US and non US related topics. Maybe Americans have more free time...

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by kordcj
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708985

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

UA probably want some minor changes that make sense and doesn't harm pilots. Allowing the 76 seat 175 E2, which would bring a quieter, more efficient aircraft into the fleet w/o changing numbers of total E175s. And how about some minor relief to allow more than 70 additional 76 seaters if the 220 o...

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by kordcj
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

In contrast to the BGA "stories", here's a Crain's column that deals fairly with the corruption and contract shenanigans at O'Hare but still understands O'Hare's crucial importance: O'Hare is a cleanup challenge for our reform-minded mayor https://www.chicagobusiness.com/david-greising-go...

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by kordcj
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111945

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Like AA does with every route, they chase a competitor out of the market, and then pull the route themselves. Krakow will not surivive with both LO and AA flying it. Only losers here will be the people of Chicago and Krakow when both carriers stop flying the route. Color me impressed if both carrier...

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by kordcj
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if 4L/22R is open while 9C/27C is under construction. I saw a aerial view photo on Instagram a few days ago that appeared to show 4L also under construction. Image was too blurry to zoom in for detail.

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by kordcj
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 5913

Re: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?

The article is terribly written. It appears more to be more of a political slander piece than an article that goes in to detail on how the city has wasted money on expanding the airport. What I find interesting is that it doesn’t touch on any of the issues that drove up the costs of improving the ai...

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by kordcj
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The AA/QF joint venture just got preliminary approval by the DoT today, and O'hare may be a beneficiary. According to QF's press release: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-and-american-airlines-welcome-us-department-of-transportations-tentative-approval-of-joint-business/ BNE/...

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by kordcj
Thu May 30, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10395

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Had a go around a just last month. SkyWest pilots were about to land on 26R vs 26L at ELP. ATC could be heard telling them to go around when I listened to the LiveATC file. The pilots never came on and said what the reason for the go around was. They were so embarrassed (rightfully so), they kept th...

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by kordcj
Tue May 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 19892

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

You guys are underestimating how far we’ve come in automation. Companies are launching rockets that launch and land on their own. NASA has rovers that make decisions on where to go based on the conditions presented. Even shuttle was capable of landing itself. The only need for the pilot was to lower...

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by kordcj
Mon May 13, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Also the last structure in the way of 9C/27C is nearly demolished - there'll be nothing in the way of the paving crew in short order. That’s really great news! It’ll be a real treat to see heavies landing on the north side of the field. When 9R/27L is extended, will all runways be open for both flo...

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by kordcj
Fri May 03, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's some fun reading... https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/01/2019-08862/notice-of-submission-deadline-for-schedule-information-for-john-f-kennedy-international-airport-los Is this the announcement you alluded to in the other thread? Great to see ORD is getting unshackled. Hopeful...

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by kordcj
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65181

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

BWIAirport wrote:
Wolfman wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
N30913 B788 is painted and will be unveiled tomorrow


?

According to FR24 N30913 is on its way from Chengdu to San Francisco

It had spent a week in Amarillo, TX prior to flying SFO-CTU.


In the United Fleet thread it was stated that the plane was in AMA for warranty paint work.

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by kordcj
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384799

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Is anyone else stoked that the tail numbers are finally back up top instead of down below? Finally no more awkward gate angles to get tail numbers! Looks like the tail is paying homage in a good way to the old carriers. A bit of CO and a bit of UA in that tail with the Rising Blue. Anyone know if be...

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by kordcj
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 10662

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

I have TSA precheck and I get flagged going thru the regular metal detectors for a “random” enhanced screening over 50% of the time. If I have a full on beard, it’s 100% of the time. I fly every week, and I’m convinced someone triggers that random screening alarm on the detectors.

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by kordcj
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's long term domestic strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6388

Re: United's long term domestic strategy

Scott Kirby needs to get on board with the realization that scope isn’t going to change his way. Order a 100 seat jet for the mainline and unlock scope potential on the larger RJs at Express....Essentially, do what Delta is doing. After all, UA and DL scope is virtually identical in regard to RJs, ...

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by kordcj
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450963

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Is it possible to accidentally engage TOGA? If one pilot accidentally engages TOGA and the plane pitches up from the increase in thrust, could the other startled pilot respond from the unexpected upward pitch and push forward into the dive? Didn’t an AC pilot put a plane into a dive once because he ...

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by kordcj
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I like it but would be nice to see some interior photos. https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/5208783_032019-wls-ohare-expansion-4-vid.jpg?w=630&r=16%3A9 IMO, a major problem with this new expansion of the Int'l Terminal is the lack of a CTA subway station in proximity to T5. International arriva...

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by kordcj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 7296

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

For domestic connection
Best: ORD
Worst: ATL
International connection from US
Best: SFO
Worst: LAX
International connection to US
Best: SFO
Worst: EWR
Overall connections
Best: ORD or BKK
Worst: LAX or CDG

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by kordcj
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Slot Controlled: Not a Question of "If" but "When"
Replies: 13
Views: 2753

Re: EWR and Slot Controlled: Not a Question of "If" but "When"

Interesting that ORD is on this list at all. The delays at the airport are down significantly when compared to before the newer runways came online.

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by kordcj
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220114

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's a cut and paste of the notification sent out locally to the airport community. You can believe it or not.. Chicago, March 1°, 2019. Dear Stakeholders: I am writing regarding some changes that will impact our operation in Chicago. During the past presentation of our 2018 Financial Results to ...

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