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by LOWS
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3516

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

Quick question for y'all as I head home:

Was there a reason given on the AA 3193 (ORD-OKC) diversion to PWA?

I'm currently waiting on UA 4170 that's been delayed for flow control reasons into ORD. Everyone's having bad delays today, but AA seems to be in a very bad way.

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by LOWS
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't United fly DEN-MIA?
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Why doesn't United fly DEN-MIA?

SuseJ772 wrote:
It’s weird they don’t do DEN-MIA year round daily, but they do DEN-TPA multiple times daily.


Doesn't UA have a strong interline/codeshare with Silver Airlines.

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by LOWS
Tue May 29, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations
Replies: 25
Views: 6203

Re: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations

Is every LCC going to have an offshoot in Austria? If the taxes there are so low that everyone wants to be there then we should all move in. Easyjet used the good old Brexit excuse for opening there, what reason does a Spanish airline have?? that's like asking why red bull an Austrian company is se...

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by LOWS
Wed May 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11068

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

When will this era of accountant-driven capitalism evolve into something more enlightened? What would that be? Why should anyone (or any holding company) continue to invest in a business that doesn't cover its cost of capital? Because Spohr and Scott Kirby (among innumerable other examples) are for...

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by LOWS
Wed May 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11068

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

Way to put OS in a tight spot, Mr. Spohr. I like the 767s but it seems an impossible hole to toss them into. :/

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by LOWS
Wed May 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31880

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Given WMATA's record on maintenance, do you want to bet these panels get treated every ten years? They might, but if/when they do, you can bet that they'll be single-tracking for about a year to complete it. Given WMATA's record, I don't even expect those 180 bad panels to get swapped out. So more ...

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by LOWS
Tue May 15, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31880

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Was there any damage tonight at IAD?

I know Loudon and Fairfax were under tornado warnings tonight, were there any actual sightings?

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by LOWS
Wed May 02, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3516

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

Quick question:

What's the 744(?) doing over by the JPATS/Federal Transfer Center ramp? It looks like it's ex-World Airlines (WO)?

I could just barely see it when we were taxing to 13L this morning.

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by LOWS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31880

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

While only about 180 panels apparently need replacement, the remaining 1500 can be treated every ten years. While that's far less than ideal, particularly considering one would expect to get their money's worth on a new project, at least it would keep the project completion on target. Given WMATA's...

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by LOWS
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31880

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Many of the concrete panels for the Metro extension were poorly manufactured. There are 2000 issues now requiring repair. Would it not make more sense, despite any additional delays, to just demand the subcontractor replace them? This speaks incredibly poorly to WMATA and MWAA's oversight. https://w...

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by LOWS
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute
Replies: 43
Views: 8995

Re: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute

Austrian will do well. Who else to fill a cheap flight to MIA?

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by LOWS
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31880

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Forgive me if OT, but does anyone have thoughts on the best UA club at IAD? I'm flying on a Saturday but I've got some passes and thought I could at least check it out. It beats getting there too early and just going to the Starbucks in A/B. I'm going Metro to the shuttle from Wiehle, hence why I'm ...

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by LOWS
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 8487

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

During the Winter, Salzburg used to get Transaero 744s which were neat.

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by LOWS
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 19287

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Is there a breakdown between the European operation and transatlantic operations?

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by LOWS
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scam Ad Found while browsing
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: Scam Ad Found while browsing

Has there been any progress on this? Are you all talking to the ad services?

It's not just on Apple/iOS but also Android 8/Chrome.

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by LOWS
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Smisek had stayed at United?
Replies: 29
Views: 5010

Re: What if Smisek had stayed at United?

Austin787 wrote:
Prioritized updating the website and app - as a result United has by far the best website and app.


Did he? The home page looks better, and no doubt it's certainly functional. But some parts of it look and work like the old CO site. With all of its old annoying quirks.

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by LOWS
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Smisek had stayed at United?
Replies: 29
Views: 5010

Re: What if Smisek had stayed at United?

I don't think you'll get much argument that he was even more awful for new UA than he was for old CO. But at the same time, people seem to forget that a CEO doesn't single-handedly run an airline. Take the current UA. I think Oscar seems like the right guy for that job. And yet UA is still a pretty...

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by LOWS
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 11144

Re: What airline had the first Website?

You could put some of the big names into Archive.org and see what pops up. Someone ages ago put a link to the old British Airways website. Going to that was a shock! Everything we expect now, responsive design, accessible features, etc. None of that. What I found horrifying in more recent times was...

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by LOWS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 9012

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

I remember that I was in Sydney a few years back and I saw a Lufthansa Group office in the CBD. Lufthansa have a pretty large sales team in Australia, at least large for a market they don’t fly to. I really don’t know why, but Australia is an important market for them, but as a source on interline ...

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by LOWS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 11144

Re: What airline had the first Website?

You could put some of the big names into Archive.org and see what pops up.

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by LOWS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor
Replies: 31
Views: 4094

Re: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor

For what it's s worth I think Amazon locates its HQ2 headquarters to NOVA. The area is booming, there is highly educated population, and there is excellent infrastructure. All I seem to hear from North VA residents is that the traffic is atrocious. The metro line will be brand new. And as far the c...

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by LOWS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor
Replies: 31
Views: 4094

Re: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor

Hopefully this would be the impetus needed to get UA and MWAA to finally build a new permanent concourse C/D. I hope so, though I thought they were already in talks on that? And maybe it'll get VA/WMATA to invest more in NoVa mass transit. DC Loop and orange/silver express tracks, anyone?* But I'm ...

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by LOWS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX

I did want to ask how the SSJs are working out generally for Interjet? E.g. dispatch reliability?

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by LOWS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX

Is it really that hard to Google "airline code 4O"? When one is skimming the topics to see what's been posted, yes. It's a nice courtesy to other people. It also would have been nice to know that BJX is León, MX. Well I hope you steer clear of enilria's weekly OAG updates because he uses ...

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by LOWS
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX

Is it really all that hard to type "Interjet" in the subject line? Then in your post say "Interjet (4O)" before you rattle off a bunch of 4Os? This would be a courtesy to the people that don't have IATA codes memorized for small Mexican airlines... Is it really that hard to Goog...

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by LOWS
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DHL Restarting Limited Domestic US Deliveries
Replies: 8
Views: 2016

Re: DHL Restarting Limited Domestic US Deliveries

I'm not sure where air fits in here. I buy a toner cartridge from Staples, which has a warehouse on the other side of town. Instead of USPS handling it (next day), DHL handles it. Actually, a contractor does the driving, which is how Amazon Local works now. DHL Parcel Metro won't be intercity servi...

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by LOWS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3516

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

LOWS wrote:
Does anyone know why DL 2318 diverted last night? I was up working late and idk why, but I flipped FR24 on my phone, only to see it coming in to land.


Nevermind, medical diversion:

https://twitter.com/Delta/status/976052643259805698

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by LOWS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 46934

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

Also, this part form p. 380 will answer a lot of questions about international arrivals: Sterile Corridor and Vertical Cores a. A sterile arrivals corridor connecting all international arrival gates to the CBP. b. Arriving international passengers ascend vertical cores associated with gate door at t...

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by LOWS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3516

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

Does anyone know why DL 2318 diverted last night? I was up working late and idk why, but I flipped FR24 on my phone, only to see it coming in to land.

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by LOWS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18571

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

mwhcvt wrote:
I don’t see the LH Group being that interested right now given they are busy with the intergration of what is left of AB and project EuroWings


LH could buy some 787s to replace the OS longhaul fleet for cheap!

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by LOWS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5464

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

dc10lover wrote:
Isn't Delta Connection using some Embraer 175's into a 70 passenger jet? Why not AA and UA do the same? Especially UA of course.


UA is maxed out on those aircraft too. They can't add anymore CR7s or 170s.

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by LOWS
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5464

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

Did you read Cranky Flier too? I did, but after I posted this! He usually has good stuff. I've been thinking about it for a while, but the impetus was that I just booked a trip on UA that's literally: Outbound: 175 to 145 Inbound: 170 to 175 For major spoke to hub or even hub to hub, it's still inc...

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by LOWS
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5464

CR2/E145 replacement?

Hi all: It's a fact that the CR2 is rapidly approaching the end of its life as the frame, gear, etc. just weren't originally designed for a regional jet with high cycles. I can't imagine the E145 is much better off. ExpressJet, SkyWest, and Air Wisconsin all have CR2s and 145s listed on Planefleets ...

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by LOWS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 34829

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I like this one the best so far. It has the red, white, blue and gold, as well as the tulip: http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00012191.jpg No way, putting two logos on top of each other doesn't look good. Agreed. People at UA need to move beyond CO/UA and start thinking ...

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by LOWS
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Airlines: same white paint?
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: Lufthansa Group Airlines: same white paint?

You mean, are they buying it in bulk? Or are they all painted at the same shot?

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by LOWS
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL2051 doing laps for 3 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 4911

Re: UAL2051 doing laps for 3 hours

flyguy84 wrote:
LOWS wrote:
With a flight number like that, is it an NCAA charter?

No scheduled flight.


Ah, ok, thanks. I thought all UA 2XXX were charter for some reason.

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by LOWS
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL2051 doing laps for 3 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 4911

Re: UAL2051 doing laps for 3 hours

With a flight number like that, is it an NCAA charter?

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by LOWS
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 46934

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

Will the new global terminal have US Immigration/Customs facility? Or will all int'l arrivals still go to T5? I'm sure this has already been discussed so sorry to ask. Hopefully 25 years from now when this is done, we can be done with the PITA T5-T123 transfer process. There will be a separate faci...

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by LOWS
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Tournament Charters
Replies: 118
Views: 9054

Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Charters

I did find it interesting that Oklahoma and Texas Tech flew WN instead of one of the 'preferred' NCAA charter carriers like SY or LL (or, for that matter, G4, as was the case with Iona). As I understand it, teams typically will book charter flights via the NCAA's official travel agency, but, as I s...

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by LOWS
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 5344

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

I'd much rather hear the roar of the engine than loud children or snoring fat dudes. I don't get the love for quiet planes, ain't anything "quiet" about being stuffed in a tube with a couple hundred other people. The roar of a GE90 is the best white noise machine ever. Agree with that and...

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by LOWS
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 4676

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

Four, including a UA>NW interline in ORD that lost my bags for a few days. MGW-IAD-ORD-MSP-MEM-OKC My first and only time on NW, and an early DC9 of all things! US (back when they were codesharing with United and LH/OS) once offered me a choice of SZG-FRA-MUC-CLT-TYS-ORD-OKC. Connecting on LH to US ...

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by LOWS
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 14129

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

I had a look through various documents talking about sterile and secured - but it left me still wondering if the new concourse will allow international to international transit without going through immigration? I don't know numbers, but between East Asia/Central & South America, and Oceania/Eu...

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by LOWS
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 14129

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

I was looking at a map of TBIT earlier, and after hearing so many complaints about the size of the headhouse, security, etc.: are they planning to build it out some? Even if it costs a gate or two?

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by LOWS
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CGN shrinking again: back to the RRI idea at Garzweiler?
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

Re: CGN shrinking again: back to the RRI idea at Garzweiler?

Why? Southern NRW is well served by FRA, it's less than an hour from Köln to FRA.

In addition, much of DUS was rebuilt after the fire at considerable expense. I doubt there is little if any political will to solve an altogether insignificant problem (if it's a problem at all)

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by LOWS
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian's strategy for 2018-2019?
Replies: 33
Views: 6511

Re: Austrian's strategy for 2018-2019?

I think these numbers are just so good, because of the bankruptcy of Air Berlin and NIKI. But AUA is lucky that IAG (Vueling) didn't get the planes and slots of AB ... NikiMotion (Niki Lauda) is not such a competition as IAG. Just WIZZ might add some pressure at their hub in VIE. I really hope the ...

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by LOWS
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31880

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Check out Figure ES-1 in this PDF for a drawing of the proposed IAB APM and also a call out of both the East and West Baggage tunnels. Just a heads up, the PDF is like 600 pages, might take a while to load when you open it. http://www.metwashairports.com/sites/default/files/archive/mwaa.com/file/Fi...

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by LOWS
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 46934

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

American has now launched a new website protesting the new O'hare lease. Reminds me of Delta's petition to stop the ME3. Personally, I think they're shooting themselves in the foot. The plan is already going to move forward with/without AA. They'd be wise to sign now while they still can. Anyways, ...

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by LOWS
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31880

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

I would think they'd still keep some for remote stands. I didn't even realize they still did hardstand arrivals. I thought Saudia and Qatar were using the Z gates? Hey neighbor! Welcome to the DC area! Thanks! I'm so happy to be here! It's not SZG or VIE but the LH 748 and OS 763 are comfortable en...

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by LOWS
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31880

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Hi all! New Washingtonian (well, NoVa/Arlington County) I've been following along for a while, but I thought I'd ask re IAD: 1. Has there been any update on UA moving forward with a new C/D? That place continues to be an embarrassment, especially after arriving from FRA or VIE. 2. What percentage of...

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