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by ncflyer
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I can't tell who owns the IX center?? Privately owned, no? Or is it city owned and privately managed? To my naked, untrained eye, a google earth view suggests plenty of room for a new terminal at the IX Center sight. Relocating parking, the dumpy looking Sheraton, and more-- now that may be harder. ...

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by ncflyer
Thu May 28, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Signs of airports normalizing.
Replies: 30
Views: 5492

Re: Signs of airports normalizing.

A friend of mine is a retired dentist. He was given advice in dental school: when you open up your practice, if you only have two patients, schedule them back to back so it looks like you’re busy. AmericanAir88, I think you’re one of the two patients!

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by ncflyer
Sun May 10, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59446

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

Three hour drive to Detroit not bad. That’s going to be the reality for many travelers within say 4 hours of major hubs who feel they must travel. Beats the connections you’re being quoted and beats the risk of missing a connection with so few backup options. I've had reservations for six months on ...

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by ncflyer
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

flyPIT wrote:
Condor's website now showing flights staring June 26. Similar with BWI and MSY. Still showing Omni.


I wish my reaction was one of hope and chutes of grass in the aviation field, but instead it's one of laughter! At the moment not even star alliance hubs ORD/IAH/IAD have flights to Frankfurt.

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by ncflyer
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

One aspect of BKL that makes it difficult to work as a park-- it has very poor connectivity to the city-- no connectivity between 9th and 55th, and a decent distance from the newly sprouting apartments around town. An argument to be made that it would only serve suburbanites with cars, and not peopl...

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by ncflyer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59446

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

Still tons of empty seats given that traffic is 5% of what it was a year ago.

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by ncflyer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59446

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

You'll have to get in your car for DCA because AA is ending service to CVG and many, many other cities in a few weeks. CMH, CLE too for instance. United continuing Dulles but they have been cancelling many flights, it's spotty.

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by ncflyer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Feb numbers finally released. It was a strong month with 6.5% growth which I find exceptional considering the MAX groundings. As expected int'l growth also very strong at 29% https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/February_2020_Short_E-Mail_Report.pdf A leap year doesn’t hurt.

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by ncflyer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I know a lot of snowbirds in FL trying to figure when/if to get back to NEO, independent of the parks, and with Passover and Easter coming that’s a reason for many to head north. But they sure weren’t on UA flight, about 17 people on each direction according to the seat map.

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by ncflyer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Some destinations that still have a flight on 4/13 to DCA unlike cle. ROC BTV CVG PVD MEM MCI PIT IND SDG CAE ALB CHS CMH. I haven’t checked other days.

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by ncflyer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Incredibly (and sadly) CLE will have no flights to DCA as AAs new schedule goes into effect. Our peer cities didn’t have the flight cut, not yet anyway. Not sure any of us in the thread have been around long enough to know when CLE last didn’t have service to DCA.

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by ncflyer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59446

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

I hope you're right, but. . . . Leases are a sunk cost shouldn't make much of a difference in Delta's thinking, not if they have good financial planners which I assume they do-- same reason DL will sit wide bodies on the ground if they think they can't use them all profitably on a going forward basi...

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by ncflyer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Over under on if//when BA resumes? My vote is summer of '21. Not a chance in bleep it'll be back this summer in my opinion. Look at how many summer events are now getting cancelled or postponed-- Wimbledon in London being one of them.

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by ncflyer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I know I'm not saying anything new or profound, but had you told me, or anyone else who loves chatting airlines, that something-- anything-- would happen to lead to the loads we are seeing, such as kindeman's example, I'd tell you that you were smoking something. It truly defies imagination. One pas...

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by ncflyer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 971
Views: 130912

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

This Tuesday (and other days, too) you could, for $31 RT, fly down to MIA on an AA 777, have lunch and dinner there, and fly home the same evening on another 777. Then I realized it was the devil on my left shoulder feeding me that idea. it’s downright irresponsible to charge that little. Those far...

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by ncflyer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm a little shocked CLE SFO isn't suspended. . . .

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by ncflyer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Airlines are swamped with work and doing what they can to keep up, so I'm not blaming them-- but--- last minute cancellations make it much harder for pax to get a full refund as opposed to a credit for future travel within a year. If you cancel a reservation on your own, you get the credit, if the a...

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by ncflyer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.cleveland.com/business/2020/03/cleveland-hopkins-airport-parking-is-now-free.htm Onsite airport parking now free. This surprises me a little bit, paying is automated so there is no social contact upon exit. What a revenue hit, not that many people are parking anyway. The remote privately...

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by ncflyer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Even though your seat count isn't news anymore, it's not any less shocking to see it typed out like that. Also, many flights are getting cancelled-- for instance you're only reporting one flight to IAD, whereas there used to be 4. Friday is the last day for DCA and LGA flights, sad way to end.

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by ncflyer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I don’t live in PIT but follow terminal modernization with great interest, now of course who the heck knows what will happen. Heck maybe congress will finally agree to an infrastructure program in a few months and that will provide a new source of funds. My question though: is dirt moving for the pr...

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by ncflyer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14921

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020

It's really becoming clear to me that airlines can't cut flights fast enough from their schedule. These cuts just aren't close to what needs to happen. I'm noticing that in CLE UA is cancelling quite a few flights, maybe this is easier to do than loading new schedules.

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by ncflyer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

So a little math 6,000 is an annualized rate of 2.2mm, not that it’ll stay like this all year. But it’s a huge financial hit regardless. CLE airport and many others could need financial help too, it’s not just the airlines…

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by ncflyer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

IND supporting the route is the wrong question. The right one is does IND support it better than other options Delta will consider serving, with what's likely to be a reduced fleet for many years. If a fourth DTW-AMS frequency is more profitable than a first IND-CDG-- that will get the support. This...

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by ncflyer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1223
Views: 190054

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Those cuts aren’t anywhere close to aggressive enough what the heck is taking so long, I don’t understand.

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by ncflyer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Grim yes crjflyboy tip of the iceberg in afraid. Of today’s 6 EWR departures only one has more than 10 pax. Of the 9 to ord on UA I only count two above 10. I’m just really surprised airlines haven’t been able to cut flights faster or even cancel on a just in time basis.

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by ncflyer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes fun2fly, it's sobering, airlines somehow get to the top of the list for financial assistance but there are many other businesses and public agencies in the same boat, I keep thinking about the airports. Parking lots on the Rapid Line are essentially empty, add RTA to the list of entities getting...

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by ncflyer
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

3/17 flights on UA to ORD (since UA's seat map is easiest to see): 19 people, 24,20,23,23,12. to DEN, 42, 55 to SFO, 38, 42 to IAH, 17, 27, 29, 26 (on a 737-900), 18 to EWR, 5, another 5, 9, 17, 6, 11,20, 17, 9 Needless to say I find current articles on the cancellations to be a little premature and...

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by ncflyer
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

50% drop in movements but way worse drop in pax at the moment. Many ORD and EWR flights 737s going out with 20-25 people per the UA seat maps. One erj 145 on Tuesday to ewr shows 2 pax at the moment.

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by ncflyer
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337585

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Not to downplay the severity of what’s happening but with aggressive measures by summer things could be gradually returning to normal. It is 2-3 months of severe revenue contraction but most airlines should be able to get through. I am sure there will be emergency lines of credit extended if needed...

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by ncflyer
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

The full economic impact is hard to fathom. I’ve heard of catering companies letting go literally their entire staff. I’m on a road trip to DC, saw a only one charter bus in 300 miles— not normal on the way to the world capital of 8th grade spring field trips. Hampton type hotels usually packed with...

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by ncflyer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183251

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

Good luck to European college students at US colleges trying to get home after your college suspends classes and closed dorms.

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by ncflyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 457
Views: 59446

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

Given that UA is reporting a 70% plunge in advanced bookings this week, 8mm Might even be hopeful. Granted we are hopefully experiencing a hiccup but I doubt there will be an overnight return to normal. OSU going to online only won’t help CMH traffic. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/coronavirus-driv...

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by ncflyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

here's a cut and paste of that tweet: It's very specific about some of the big problems at the airport, including the bathrooms, which is just wonderful to see. ---------------------------------- Michelle Jarboe @mjarboe · 4h Also, @CityofCleveland will "work in good faith" with @SherwinWi...

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by ncflyer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

The article lays out the situation very well, why it’s being built on the north end of the concourse, and thankfully Kennedy has a wonderful quote about passengers first impressions being so important. I agree cleguy— relatively minor expenditure in the scheme of things and it’s not like a new termi...

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by ncflyer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I thought the permanent GTC was moving to that location— near the smart parking garage, and that construction was delayed due to the all star game? To tell truth I was hoping the project had been delayed while awaiting the master facility plan, because it’s really not a permanent solution. In other ...

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by ncflyer
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Especially insane because I don’t think it’s a corona related cut. But all these Successful recent adds through the years to Denver, SLC, heck even SEA, they chip away from somewhere.

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by ncflyer
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

For all y’all touting AA for offering so many seats to CLE they clearly aren’t doing so well on the route. NYC has had a 60% LF for the past 2 years... No one's touting anything about AA that I've seen-- just remarkable that AA will have more frequencies than UA this summer. Presumably AA's loads w...

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by ncflyer
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

the flu has a vaccine. Every year there’s a new one, based on the strain that races around the world. Plus as far as the airline world is concerned, people are making their summer plans now. Once they lock in to drivable options, that’s it as far as the airline business this summer is concerned.

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by ncflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Wow, let us think about that for a moment-- AA out-departing UA in the pre-corona virus world!! (granted UA will have many more seats. . . . . ). One day when I'm bored I want to compare the size of the UA/AA/DL/WN stations at our peer midwestern airports CLE/CVG/CMH/PIT/IND, I suspect CLE ranks fou...

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by ncflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

CRJ raises a point very worthy of debate, but in defense of NOT bringing it to the voters, the airport is a stand-alone entity and renovations are paid for by airport fees and profits, no impact to taxpayers (unless they use the airport). Why I as a Clevelander am following this PIT airport project ...

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by ncflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Similarly, AA's product to PHL is just not competitive to other east coast gateways such as EWR/IAD UA or JFK/BOS DL-- 1 A320 4 E145's is what AA has on Philly right now.

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by ncflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Let’s see what happens when airlines start unwinding capacity, as UA has already announced. As for the p contact you refer to I keep reading on airliners that DL is full at SEA yet somehow they add CMH anyway. I’m a little surprised they didn’t add PIT too.

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by ncflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12473

Re: AS announces CVG service

[code][/code] UA couldn't make this work from SFO, does Seattle have some better ties to Cincinnati? I hear there's a company called GE in Cincinnati and a company called Boeing in Seattle. I wonder if they ever do business together? ;) How many people a day do you think travel between these two com...

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by ncflyer
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I agree fun2fly, I'll give you one even easier and cheaper to fix-- the quality of the roadway. Whether it was the old temporary drop off site for parking shuttles by the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Hall, or the new one on the north end of the arrivals level, the roadway is in poor condition, especially n...

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by ncflyer
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

If you’re going to call out the press then you must also be upset with the World Health Organization and CDC, as both organizations are very concerned about what’s happening. The media is following their lead not the other way around. But i gotta keep this on airlines. Interesting discussion on the ...

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by ncflyer
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Wonder if PIT would be in a better spot if they didn't start with a world class designer (i.e. one that probably charges top dollar) that is usually dealing with Singapore or Barcelona types of budgets. . . I had a feeling it was a little ambitious for a $1B budget to incorporate features we usually...

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by ncflyer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Charlotte used to be a small town not anymore. Heck it used to be that Atlanta and Pittsburgh were about the same size but an airport Like those two SE cities have is a powerhouse at drawing business. Normally that would be a strong case. However, AA and LH are not in the same alliance, and I don't...

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by ncflyer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88738

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Plus a crazy little thing Charlotte has called 700 flights a day bringing in connecting passengers.

Charlotte used to be a small town not anymore. Heck it used to be that Atlanta and Pittsburgh were about the same size but an airport Like those two SE cities have is a powerhouse at drawing business.

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by ncflyer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Uhhhh so far the fatality rate is 20x the flu, That’s some kind of PR team. The fact that symptoms are mild in many people is what makes it likely to spread like wildfire.

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by ncflyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

If memory serves me correctly, UA announced year round double daily to SFO about a year ago, but clawed it back pretty quickly. On Eniliria's post this week, SFO is going to single daily in mid August, (and Denver is continuing 4x at least through October, that's a nice pickup). At least this time o...

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