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by ncflyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports Connect via IAD to TATL markets?
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Airports Connect via IAD to TATL markets?

?? I don’t get this question. Tons of cities have flights into IAD that can feed transatlantic service. Check on Wikipedia for the cities UA serves from IAD and you’ll be off to a great start.

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by ncflyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Granted these are short term moves but anyone on her still think WN might be wanting to move to D or Burke— as was discussed on this thread recently.

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by ncflyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

I listened the podcast was certainly pro- shut-it-down but it was more about urban planning than airport intricacies. The guest, Steve Litt of the PD, says it’s be a very pricey project because of the cost to connect a future park with Neighborhoods on the south of the freeway. Nothing will happen d...

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by ncflyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

NPR WCPN 90.3FM sound of ideas program 9am this morning 8/13 is on Burke. Wish I could listen live and even call in but I will have to settle for listening to delayed on the podcast. Glad it’s being discussed.

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by ncflyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

That article on D is informative and was published in March ‘18. Quote from Kennedy is we hope to hire master facility plan vendor by the end of the year meaning 2018 of course. From my reading of the press, council’s approved the spending but a vendor hasn’t been selected. Anyone know anything diff...

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by ncflyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

The entire reason that WN is not as big in CLE is because CLE was the last of the major hubs to be dehubbed. The only other dehubbed airport (that isn't still a focus city) that does not have WN as their dominant carrier or with significant operations is MEM, which is simply due to the lack of O&am...

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by ncflyer
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

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

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by ncflyer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Gotta be the F9/NK effect in CLE. . . .both are thriving, and both are way, way cheaper than WN, it's not even close. On teh other hand, WN is relatively much stronger in the other cities on your list outside of CVG. No daily WN from CLE to anywhere in Florida for example.

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by ncflyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Another big problem in connecting in YyZ as compared to so many other places like Dublin is the operating performance of the CLE YYZ leg. It is absolutely dreadful especially in the winter. Great research JoeMan I’d love to know what’s behind it. Hard to imagine the flight is that much in demand whe...

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by ncflyer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32882

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Of all the carriers, UA is the most likely to create a police state. Their puny carry-on allowance (personal-item-only allowance) for basic economy is unreal, and you can't even get your boarding pass until an agent has looked at your personal item BEFORE you go through security The irony here is t...

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by ncflyer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

It is an interesting comment and of course Eniliria's the man when it comes to flight schedules. I feel like FI rollout in CLE was so haphazard/in some ways drowned out by WOW, and the withdrawal this summer so unfortunate (max issues outside of FI's control of course) that FI ought to do something ...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/07/no-to-cuyahoga-county-bed-tax-increase-for-now-yes-to-a-less-piecemeal-approach-to-local-taxation-editorial.html Nice to see the PD planting a seed regarding airport modernization. They seem to be the only ones. Best I can tell a master facility plan vendor ...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?
Replies: 25
Views: 3807

Re: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?

I thought CLE would not come back and it is returning. In CLE FI just took a year off, but will return as long as the MAX flies. So this would be the opposite if this isn't a rumor. Definitely not a consistent strategy if it plays out that way. Is this just speculation or has this been confirmed? I...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?
Replies: 25
Views: 3807

Re: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?

What makes everyone so sure they’re returning to CLE? I’m not buying it.

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by ncflyer
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Given that the low fare carriers packed up shop in CAK and moved to CLE, there’s not much of a question. No more AirTran, no more WN, no more F9, skeletal NK service. . . Bad for CAK but very good for the region because CLE has a scale that CAK could never have. I’d like to see both airports run by ...

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by ncflyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting at Boston Logan
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Connecting at Boston Logan

While it hasn't always been the case C and E are connected in the secure area. It's a long walk but nothing worse than you'd encounter in Atlanta, and there are plenty of concessions along the way. If you need to claim and then recheck your bag there's also a hallway in the non secured portion of th...

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by ncflyer
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1317
Views: 175224

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

If WW comes to fruition they ought to pick CLE or PIT but not both. For a low fare carrier pax will Make that easy drive. Advertising would help.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33665

Re: WN to close EWR

NYC airports kills WN's operating performance. I'm surprised that wasn't mentioned as a consideration. Unlike Delta for instance, it's not scheduling it's planes to just fly back and forth from NY quite as much.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

If memory serves jplatts AA last served the route for a very short time. A year or two.

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by ncflyer
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

A little surprised/disappointed that AA is adding CVG PHX seasonal but not CLE. PIT and CMH and IND have at times double daily. It must speak to how F9 is owning aspects of CLE now.

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 795
Views: 101592

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Another challenge facing IND is that it is not a hub or a focus city for a major airline (US3 + WN). Considering I see Indianapolis as one of the stronger economies in the midwest (along with the Twin Cities), I find this surprising. But as a result, it is more difficult to attract non-ULCC service...

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by ncflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7921

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Since it seems that the epicenter of the "opioid epidemic" I in the southern Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia area, does that mean that people in that area have a higher-than-average level of addictive personalities? If so, wouldn't that take it out of physiology and put it into "lea...

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by ncflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7921

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

I'd like the people who are opposed to this idea to analyze the full contents of an airline's medical kit for the cost benefit analysis-- if that's how you do your thinking. This is such a no brainer thing to do I kind of assumed it had been done already--- because as I'm implying it's not like anyt...

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by ncflyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1317
Views: 175224

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Speaking of subsidies has it been concluded here once and for all that the China charters are dead?

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by ncflyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

I used the words “half baked” not because it didn’t last a decent number of years, but because it was never year round…the season was short. CLE yyz fares are absurdly high and the irony is AC often has the lowest fares to Europe and Asia. Really fits in with the earlier discussion here about pricin...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

My cleveland fan-dom agreed whole heartedly that there is latent demand for Europe (much of it is now driving to PIT DTW YYZ and even ORD— and yes I know many people who’ve driven to all those places for overseas flights) but my brain says UA/CO only had half baked service to Europe during the hub d...

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by ncflyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1317
Views: 175224

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

A positive about nk and f9 is they have new fleets. Yes cramped but the planes are quieter and have better lighting. To me it’s worth something. . .

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by ncflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

LGA loads seem to be low any time they are posted in a discussion group-- I remember seeing them in the PIT forum and same story. I guess the airlines have determined-- or consumers have demanded-- that the LGA be served with frequent service, even if we are paying for a lot of empty seats. What's s...

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by ncflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of master plan— shouldn’t a vendor have been picked by now? Seems to be a long process— how many qualified vendors could there even be in this world? . Or maybe I missed it. Parking is one of many problems that really needs to be solved. To that list I’d add what to do with D, the rental ca...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long delays on very short flights
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Long delays on very short flights

Depends on where that plane is going next. If it was scheduled to go somewhere other than back to DTW on it's first flight the next morning, then they'd have to send it (or another plane) to CLE in the morning anyway. Hotel rooms at contract rates for those that want it may have actually been cheap...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

My moneys on charters to NY. A lot of media and TV production from that way. I tried dummy bookings on UA tomorrow and they’re mostly sold out everywhere other than first class seats. LGA and EWR full.

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by ncflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long delays on very short flights
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Long delays on very short flights

I happen to notice that tonight’s 7/8 DL DTW to CLE last flight of the nights is delayed overnight for some reason. I imagine some pax will rent a car for the three hour drive, probably at their own expense. Makes me wonder if any of you have had a bus or two Chartered by the airline in such a circu...

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by ncflyer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Unusual week to be doing that. School’s back in session in Northeast Ohio at least. And the max shortage is still a thing.

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by ncflyer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22014

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

BenflysDTW wrote:
ATL-SLC is interesting, usually much larger planes are on that, even the 767-300 had daily flights in the past.


Probably for positioning…

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by ncflyer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Nice fantasty. 2x per week. Why not?!

Speaking of long west bound flights it’s official that UA 3x daily to LAX is killed for the whole summer (probably Max related) only 2 daily now bookable. It was fun while it lasted.

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1317
Views: 175224

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

And by the way I see little to no advertising for F9 in cleveland. Media I would notice includes newspapers, some local TV news, newspaper websites, NPR, sports TV and radio, stadium advertising, and obviously billboards.

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1317
Views: 175224

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

This is my take. What worked in CLEs favor on F9 is the timing of the UA hub closure— just as F9 new business model was emerging. With the closure, CLE was left with a vacuum especially to Florida and F9 swooped right in very aggressively to fill it in— it felt like within minutes. F9 I’m sure took ...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1317
Views: 175224

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Flypit— I’m with you on F9 100%. By the way CLE is getting closer to all 240 seat A321s. Such a contrast to PIT. Delta28L you be you but plenty can and do drive. Make it a family of four or five and F9 can save serious money.

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by ncflyer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13513

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Oops. Edwards. Andrews. Generic two syllable male names. Close enough. Nice decision mod. This isn’t political at all. DCa will sometimes too have diversions/temp restrictions when AF1 or other vip aircraft land at Edwards. I know someone who landed at Dulles because her dca bound CRJ couldn’t hold ...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13513

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Nice decision mod. This isn’t political at all. DCa will sometimes too have diversions/temp restrictions when AF1 or other vip aircraft land at Edwards. I know someone who landed at Dulles because her dca bound CRJ couldn’t hold any longer. Most pax disembarked at IAD but those who didn’t had a shor...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Lots of adds up for the Alstar Game. Do you mean ads or adds for the All Star Game? I don’t see anything in the way of extra sections next week. Dummy bookings on the next day after the game suggest lga and jfk very full but availability to other places seems fine. When CLE hosts the nfl draft I su...

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by ncflyer
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CVG New Airlines/routes?
Replies: 27
Views: 3497

Re: CVG New Airlines/routes?

cvg Is very nicely served now for the size of the metro area and the fact that many large cities are drivable. Delta has enough of a presence that it will completely keep BA AS AA at bay. There’s a downside to being one of the few abandoned hubs that remains a mini hub. Cvg pax should be appreciativ...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

And to your list 3x or 4x weekly to PDX would be a nice return. This is a market with very high fares right now.

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by ncflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

B6 is not exiting cle FLL. The performance is decent. At some point the market is over saturated. F9 Must be pleased with their CLE following and confident they can take market share. B6 absolutely atrocious operationally on this route, 80 minutes late tonight which is so typical, I haven’t figured...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Adds LAS-LAX/MIA/PDX/PHX/RNO/SEA/SNA;CLE-FLL/MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: F9 Adds LAS-LAX/MIA/PDX/PHX/RNO/SEA/SNA;CLE-FLL/MIA

CLE FLL is also saturated. NK and B6 daily year round, UA daily in winter, WN Saturday only. Plus F9 serving MIA and PBI with A321s daily between the two cities, which surely hits FLL.

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by ncflyer
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

it would sure help if B6 operated decently. According to flightstats the fll to CLE flight, which is already scheduled for a midnight arrival, is only on time 50% and is excessively late 30% over the last 60 days— not a way to win repeat business on such a competitive route. I love JetBlue — such a ...

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by ncflyer
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Good stuff geowizical. I think CLE gains in the rankings on flights and certainly seats but it appears that we are farther from #4 than I thought.

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by ncflyer
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Wonder where CLE ranks for F9 stations. Behind Den MCO and LAS but maybe that’s it?? Never thought there’d be a day where they fly mostly A321s and more destinations than UA (albeit not daily).

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by ncflyer
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 966
Views: 119686

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/06/frontier-airlines-to-restart-service-to-fort-lauderdale-miami-from-cleveland-hopkins.html Nice pickups including double daily to MCO and finally some decent capacity to MIA. But FLL— hope that doesn’t chase B6 away from the route like how they left DTW and ...

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by ncflyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1317
Views: 175224

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

On the RDU thread they claimed the UA lounge was in large part about capturing/satisfying Asian premium traffic. Perhaps Lenovo gives UA a lot of front cabin business.

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