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by TXRoadMan
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure
Replies: 130
Views: 13863

Re: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure

It's a shame that the newest part of MEM was the first to be destroyed. Around 2000 they built an extension onto Concourse A with jetways designed for the CRJ. I think that was the world's shortest escalator that lead from the old part of the concourse to the new part. This one? If so, that is shor...

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by TXRoadMan
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 20892

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2021

https://simpleflying.com/american-airlines-737-retirements-painting/ So how many 320 and 738 are retired so far? Whoever wrote this article doesn't specify if the new paint is the paint on the left or right??? They said it's "lighter" in weight, but it is also the "lighter" colo...

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by TXRoadMan
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 10172

Re: Golden Days at DFW

I don't know if anyone can answer this, but... If you look at the ends of the original terminals*, you can plainly see the concrete structure is the same as the interior cross-section, then they just put up metal panels between the concrete to form the outer wall. Was this a design decision (a budge...

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by TXRoadMan
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 10172

Re: Golden Days at DFW

737max8 wrote:
No, it sucks for local passengers.

I'd second that. It's easier to connect at DFW than O&D (at least if you're flying AA and parking a vehicle.)

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 6483

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.dfwairport.com/aircraftnoise/index.php
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Sooner787 wrote:
Anyone know when the rebuild of runway 18R/36L is supposed to be completed?

The schedule says Mid-March 2021. Not sure what reality is. https://www.dfwairport.com/aircraftnoise/index.php

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 Men’s College Basketball
Replies: 226
Views: 20512

Re: 2020 Men’s College Basketball

Elon headed up to BED to face Northeastern on N70VA, an E145 owned by “DAS Plane LLC (same aircraft that Liberty used earlier this season): East Carolina is on N3DE, an E145 owned by “Champion Air LLC” (Champion and DAS Plane seem to be related, both based out of SVH airport) This should help you w...

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by TXRoadMan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Any idea of how many E140s remain active? I notice that they are still in the schedule for DFW in January. (I've read elsewhere that the AA schedule is 'solid' for January, though I'm not sure that anyone thinks any schedule is 'solid' in this age.) Do we know when the last one will head for the des...

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by TXRoadMan
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 233070

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I've never understood their warehouse codes, but I'm sure there's some method to their madness. They opened a couple of warehouses using the FTWx series on the Dallas-side of the metroplex, only to later open a DFWx warehouse over in Fort Worth. (In other words, it didn't appear to be DFWx code exha...

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3309

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

freakyrat wrote:
They are also building end around taxiways on the North end of the airport.

Correct. The final phase of the NE end-around project was awarded in August, and the NW taxiways should follow the SW.

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by TXRoadMan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3309

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

So after the completion of 18R/36L, are there any plans to resurface any of the other runways? I have no idea, but the next big project appears to be the SW end-around taxiways. And one nugget buried in that package is that they are planning (long-term, I would assume) to connect the SW and SE end-...

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by TXRoadMan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3309

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

From my understanding (and again, I could be wrong), I believe they are going asphalt when they rehab one of the 18/36 runways (I forget which one is first). According to this, it's 18R/36L, and you are correct that it will be asphalt. That graphic says that construction should have started by now,...

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 233070

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I don't know about ABE. It was originally operated by the Airport Board there, but they were struggling to run it correctly, so LGSTX fired them and brought in Pinnacle at about the same time it brought Pinnacle into BWI. I don't know who currently operates ABE. Coincidentally, there is a picture o...

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 25541

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

The High C gates have been closed for almost 6 months....the DFW Fire Marshal condemnd that prefab section for not being up to code. Thanks for the info! That's, er, interesting to say the least. I'm not trying to call you out at all, but I can't figure out how a 30-plus-year-old 'building' is sudd...

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by TXRoadMan
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 25541

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

I haven’t seen anything on this on anet, but it looks like the High-C gates are finally seeing their TRIP dreams come true. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/09/01/dfw-airport-terminal-c.html The DFW board meeting was last week and minutes are not yet available online, but I would have to...

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by TXRoadMan
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 757-300 (N582NW) at DFW
Replies: 3
Views: 2994

Re: DL 757-300 (N582NW) at DFW

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N582NW
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Whatever the issue, she's trying again this afternoon.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N582NW

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by TXRoadMan
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49674

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

I flew into ACT pretty regularly for a couple of years, and while I don’t have any hard data, either, Baylor (both business and what appeared to be students) made up a good portion of traffic. There was quite a bit of other business traffic, too. I saw a lot of logos on swag that shouldn’t have had ...

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by TXRoadMan
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 739143

Re: United Adds IAH-ABI/CHA, DEN-ALS/RST/SUX

I've got an acquaintance who works at the XNA maint. base who told me that ABI was being closed as early as this year since ABI doesn't have the capacity to work the E170s. Additionally, from my understanding there's also an ongoing dispute between the city and AA over the usage of the facilities a...

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by TXRoadMan
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 739143

Re: United Adds IAH-ABI/CHA, DEN-ALS/RST/SUX

Colgan operated 3x or 4x daily ABI-IAH up until 2010 I believe, but withdrew service because of low load factors. ABI has never consistently been able to keep an airline, so I am very surprised to see UA even attempt at that market. This route should be short lived once subsidy cash is used up. I'm...

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by TXRoadMan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

KLIT is a maintenance base for Envoy. So it makes sense to enter service from Mx base. Totally. The lesson learned was to not try to track multiple aircraft movements in ones head while bouncing between several web pages. When I wrote the original post, I couldn't figure out which aircraft 208 was ...

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by TXRoadMan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

N208AN is scheduled to ferry from ABI to LIT to enter revenue service with Envoy tonight. Interesting that MQ decided to insert this frame at LIT and not DFW. (I'm certainly not intending to throw rocks from the comfort of Mom's basement. ;) ) I had wondered if they were going to send it on to ORD ...

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by TXRoadMan
Mon May 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

There was a mention somewhere on here that OO's E175s were delayed from the factory, and they were going to fill in with CR7s until the E175s arrived.

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by TXRoadMan
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 159717

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I noticed both the AA A330 and 777 flights tonight left from gate B8X on American's website. Does that mean they were boarded at B8 and just blocked other gates or is B8X a bus gate and the planes were parked elsewhere? I've flown through B a few times since the renovations were complete and didn't...

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by TXRoadMan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223309

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Interesting that the A321(ceo) count is one less than in the Q3 update. I’m guessing that’s the JFK incident frame. Does that signal a w/o, or just an acknowledgment that it’s in ‘liability limbo’ and may be OTS for some time? Also, the CR9 count is one fewer than Q3. One, single Mesa frame withdraw...

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by TXRoadMan
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Here are the dates they ferried to ABI; N802AE 12/16/19, N811AE 1/24/19, N814AE 4/29/18. I’m not sure when the hail was, but 802 only ferried three weeks ago so it would have been there for the hail. Thanks! I couldn’t find any direct references to frames being damaged in SJT, but they did have a s...

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by TXRoadMan
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

I had read the same thing about the hail damage. Three of them had ferried to ABI; N802AE, N811AE, N814AE, and have been sitting there since then. Would you happen to know if they flew to ABI before the hail or after? I have a theory... After I made my original post about the recent departures goin...

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by TXRoadMan
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

All 5 frames that just flew to KMZJ were in the new livery. The proportion of old livery to new livery is much higher. You are correct. Thanks for the mental jog. The Fleet Site shows 29 frames painted. The Q3 8K fleet plan says there will be 30 frames at YE20 and YE21. (We should get an updated fl...

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by TXRoadMan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Earlier this year, there were less painted frames than frames scheduled to remain. 3 or 4, IIRC. Assuming that all of the frames sent to the desert were unpainted, they will have more than enough painted frames at the end of 2020. That’s said, some of the unpainted frames were in pretty bad shape pa...

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by TXRoadMan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 25541

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

[twoid][/twoid] Good question. I'm starting to think Heathrow's 3rd runway will be built before Term F at DFW :) Isn't the fenced off area and ground work going on there now related to Terminal F? This is for the 4 gate Terminal D extension. You would assume though those gates would eventually conne...

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by TXRoadMan
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Interesting that they are going to MZJ and not back to SJT. I guess this means that they are likely gone forever? (Which makes sense, IMHO.) I wonder if the few remaining at SJT will leave to join them in MZJ.

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by TXRoadMan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 183768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

TXRoadman: You might find this interesting. https://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/intermodal-shipping/amazon-acquires-branded-intermodal-containers_20190909.html https://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/intermodal-shipping/amazon-walmart-may-insource-railroad-deals_20190521.html Interesting! Thanks for th...

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by TXRoadMan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 183768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A few layman's observations during peak: ⋅ The AFW operation started before peak, and seems to be running at full-speed. I've gotten packages via ABE, ILN, SEA, and TPA (which I think is all of the routes into AFW.) My packages have been sent straight to the local AMZL Delivery Center, byp...

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by TXRoadMan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 192241

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

There are, I believe, still a few ERJ-140s left in the old Eagle livery, yes. But not too many of them. They don't even have enough 140s painted to fulfill the ultimate fleet plan with new livery aircraft. 3 or 4 still need to be painted for all of the remaining frames to wear the new livery after ...

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by TXRoadMan
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13418

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Softly call the muster... RIP and Gig ‘em, Captain.

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by TXRoadMan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

If the fleet site is correct, only 29 140s are painted. The AA 8K says that 34 are to ultimately remain. Thus, they need to paint 5 if they want them all flying around in new colors eventually.

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by TXRoadMan
Tue May 21, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 183768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I had a One-Day shipment to the DFW area last week. It originated at SMF1, presumably linehauled, then took the late-night ATI ONT-DFW flight, where it was sent to DDA1 and delivered by AMZL the next day. I was a bit surprised to see a One-Day package travel that far. Also interesting is that it was...

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by TXRoadMan
Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Went through DFW this morning, had some extra time to kill and went to check out the “new” E Satellite, mainly because I thought I’d read a Whataburger was supposed to go in there (sadly not there). Nothing spectacular but it did look like renovations to the new Admirals Club are moving along. Sign...

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by TXRoadMan
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 192241

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Why would they enlarge the lavs while their competitors Delta and United have the same exact lavs on their new 321 and 737 airplanes? Those lavs are the new industry standard. Delta and United have had them for years now. AA was the last to do it. I wasn't intending to suggest that they should, but...

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by TXRoadMan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 192241

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Any update on the 14 Oasis? Have they been flying? There are two left in TUL, 3EA and 3FW, the rest have returned over the last 3 weeks or so. So far, no new frames have gone in for mods either. Maybe they are holding up conversions to cover for the MAX? The rumor mill over on FT says that Oasis-if...

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

jgcotter wrote:
58 x E145 on property now at Piedmont.

How many ER4 will PT end up with? I had 55 on the brain for some reason.

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by TXRoadMan
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 88810

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

I noticed the other day that one of the northern crossover taxiway bridges (can't remember if it was Yankee or Zulu) was under construction? Reinforcing it for the A380? Yankee. Yes, strengthening is one of the stated goals, though I recall reading elsewhere that all four bridges are going to be re...

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by TXRoadMan
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 103
Views: 14810

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

How are AA's ERJs 1-class, yet UA's are 2-class? Both have similar seating arrangements. (Both sell exit row as Y+. UA sells bulkhead as Y+, AA does not.)

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by TXRoadMan
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 12281

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

A couple more in the AA website that I didn't see in the tapes: AA* adds ORD-DRO Sat only eff. Jun 8, summer only. DFW-ROW increases from 3 to 4 on Apr 4. Lots of Eagle adds in the OAG, plus I saw a couple more on AA.com, but didn't look to see if they had been reported earlier or have not been loa...

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 67731

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I guess as long as AA adds the flights on larger two class E75's, CR7/9's and not 50 seaters, it would be better. Still not as nice as mainline, but good. AA (and UA) really need a 100 seat plane. As a mere semi-informed flyer, I'd prefer -almost without exception*- larger RJs over smaller mainline...

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39515

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

With the addition of 100 more AA/AE flights for summer 2019, AA mainline will be taking over gates B4-B10. I'm guessing gate spacing will definitely be an issue, so will this be a full-scale renovation, or just inactivating certain gates? (Which they seem to already do for E175 ops.) ETA: And while...

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39515

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Here's an article about what AA and DFW are doing with Terminal E • possible extension of existing connector tunnel from Terminal B to Terminal D customs (very interesting...I never knew this tunnel existed. Article says B-to-Customs-D tunnel already connects to 3 gates at Terminal B currently, and...

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by TXRoadMan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39515

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Earlier this week I noticed gates B40-B43 were taken out of service and the concrete on the ramp was all dug up. I assume some utility work related to the TEX rail project? There is a project on the DFW Ops web page that references "Terminal B Stinger Pavement Repairs." While those gates ...

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by TXRoadMan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal D South Expansion
Replies: 15
Views: 3318

Re: DFW Terminal D South Expansion

I know that D desperately needs the gates, but I wonder if this gives us the shape for F? (Or at least locking into that corner.) Surely they don't design and build this space without plans for it to be the eventual D-F connector, much like they did with B-D.

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by TXRoadMan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 6521

Re: AA 757s in old livery

Flaps wrote:
Those 140's look awful. I wonder if they are as bad inside as they are outside.

They are refurbing the interiors during the reactivation process. It looks like a new plane on the inside, but definitely not the outside!

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by TXRoadMan
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 11259

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

And perhaps a relocation of the Terminal B club to a spot that's actually convenient for most passengers, too. Of all the times I've taken the Skylink around B, even as late as this week, it just dawned on me... What about all of the upper level space on B? I'm guessing that those were originally B...

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by TXRoadMan
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 210399

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

other than n834ae and n853ae, what other e140 are still in old american paint? I saw 800 and 833 at DFW. (Was on 800, 833 was next door on the stinger.) I also got a partial, either 815 or 816. (I'm sure about the 81 part, just not sure about the last digit. It was hard to make out in the evening t...

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