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by mbm3
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23986

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

USA3000 started as a scheduled charter for Apple Vacations and flew a small fleet of A320s to the Caribbean and Mexico until the 2009 economic crisis and the aircraft needing heavy maintenance. Disney could certainly do the same and provide nonstop - or VIP - options to their parks.

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by mbm3
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18496

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

A union may have a better chance given this crew rest issue as well as the toxicity issues being experienced with the new uniforms.

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by mbm3
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 982
Views: 122257

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

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greenair727 wrote:
Does EI have the equipment already for the route? And if they did launch the route, what's the earliest it could begin? Is Summer 2019 too ambitious?


They have 757s but I do not know if any are available for use.

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by mbm3
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 982
Views: 122257

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting possibility. Given the rumors about Etihad starting a partnership with United, might CLE get a Cleveland Clinic Express flight to AUH?

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by mbm3
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

What few seem to remember is that much of BKL is built on landfill that is not really suitable for development in its present condition. I was all over the facility during my years with the Grand Prix and was surprised at the amount of settling.

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by mbm3
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

tHe CleVeLAnd HuB nEveR MadE a pROfiT eVerrrrrr More than one CEO publicly said otherwise and misleading investors is a criminal offense. I 'll believe the CEOs. The same CEOs, as well as other senior executives, told me so directly.. As with massybrown, I will take the word of executives under reg...

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by mbm3
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6787

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

Cleveland's RTA Red Line connects CLE to Tower City Center in downtown via light rail.

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by mbm3
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20551

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

As someone who was once quarantined in his doctor's office by the CDC after succumbing to flu-like symptoms after a trip, I do not envy anyone on board this flight. You have not lived until you've had the upper respiratory culture taken - think long q-tip up your nostril. Mine ending up being whoopi...

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by mbm3
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

capicuuu wrote:
Looking forward to the airshow. Wife is hosting an open house at their new office on Lakeside Ave and we should have a good place to watch from!


My ex took me to the EY Building on the top of the Flats and we watched the Blues from the outside deck on one of the top floors. WOW!

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by mbm3
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

For those Cleveland National Air Show fans, I thought you would enjoy seeing this NOTAM: http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_8_5586.html NOTAM Number : FDC 8/5586 Issue Date : August 23, 2018 at 1223 UTC Location : Cleveland, Ohio near CHARDON VOR/DME (CXR) Beginning Date and Time : August 30, 2018...

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by mbm3
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair727 wrote:
Why did Jackson want CDG over AMS?


More prestige in some circles, better connections, and I suppose some of the local companies with French divisions like Lubrizol may have whispered in his ear.

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by mbm3
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

CLE's skymile ties are not great. Delta got the majority of the major corporate contracts in Cleveland after United pissed everyone off. Additionally, Air France was impressed with the traffic they received from the previous Continental nonstop flight and have asked Delta to explore something simil...

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by mbm3
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 10026

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

CO had weekly service from CLE - ABQ on an ERJ. CRJ or ERJ, I think it is unconstitutional at that durationi!

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by mbm3
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 14756

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

LAXdude1023 wrote:
CLE has been mentioned on this thread. Does the 757 or any other narrow body have the legs for CLE-FRA round trip?


No, not without restrictions according to my friends at CO back during the switch to *A.

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by mbm3
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

If I'm not mistaking a shuttle bus was also used at CLE during the CO international flight days.. Yes, CO knocked a hole, errr door, in the wall and built a wooden ramp that enabled passengers to use a shuttle bus to baggage claim and avoid the TSA nonsense. Unfortunately, the KCLE customs and immi...

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by mbm3
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

On another note I'm sure many of you saw on the PD website that Wow just announced it's $99 fare to KEF for late summer/fall. Of note, CLE/CVG/DFW/JFK haven't been extended past October. Other cities of similar size to CLE or new to WOW such as ORD, PIT, STL, and DTW look to be year round, though I...

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by mbm3
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

I would certainly participate in a group effort. As for newer terminals in other cities, remember PIT built the newer terminals for USAirways and they pulled out shortly after. I wish the Jackson Administration had the vision to build a business case to improve KCLE but I just don't see much beyond ...

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by mbm3
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

csizmpl wrote:
Most likely went to CLE instead of BKL due to hour of arrival and proximity to hotel or possibly multiple day ramp space availability at BKL



Good point about the ramp space. That's like a 747 at the FBO!

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by mbm3
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n663dn
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It looks like N663DN flew in to KCLE from BWI on Thursday and did spend the weekend at CLE before the long ferry flight from CLE to BKL this afternoon, where they will pick up the Yankees and flight them to LGA.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n663dn

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by mbm3
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^If I wanted to get a photo of the 757 landing at BKL, where's a good place to get it? (Opshots's spotter map for BKL doesn't seem to be up.) I would imagine Delta is rotating a 752 over to BKL from scheduled service to CLE to use for this charter. As someone who used to work the Cleveland Grand Pr...

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by mbm3
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

^If I wanted to get a photo of the 757 landing at BKL, where's a good place to get it? (Opshots's spotter map for BKL doesn't seem to be up.) I would imagine Delta is rotating a 752 over to BKL from scheduled service to CLE to use for this charter. As someone who used to work the Cleveland Grand Pr...

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by mbm3
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 3241

Re: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?

I always thought that they had a Voban for aircraft like they do for schools. A biohazard kit makes sense.

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by mbm3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

So anyone think CLE has a shot at LH to FRA or the coveted year-round to SEA on AS next week? LH no. The amounts of incentives I have heard they want from mid sized markets are crazy. If CLE gets something to FRA it would be Condor. Condor is now part of the Thomas Cook Group so I do not know how m...

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by mbm3
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to FT Accor abandons plan to buy Air France-KLM stake
Replies: 18
Views: 2807

Re: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL

Accor Hotels? Don’t they own Motel 6 or something? It is a France-based hotel group with a number of brands, with Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Novotel and Pullman being examples from their luxury group. https://www.accorhotels.com My mistake. I must have been thinking of a different hotel group. It ...

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by mbm3
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to FT Accor abandons plan to buy Air France-KLM stake
Replies: 18
Views: 2807

Re: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL

https://www.accorhotels.com
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SWADawg wrote:
Accor Hotels? Don’t they own Motel 6 or something?


It is a France-based hotel group with a number of brands, with Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Novotel and Pullman being examples from their luxury group.

https://www.accorhotels.com

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by mbm3
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.s ... 9_bom.html


It was a privilege to tour "Doc" and a thrill to hear the fly-by of a B-25 and P-51 Mustang in formation.
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greenair727 wrote:
A very rare plane, a Boeing B-29 was in Cleveland yesterday at BKL: https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.s ... 9_bom.html


It was a privilege to tour "Doc" and a thrill to hear the fly-by of a B-25 and P-51 Mustang in formation.

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by mbm3
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 4042

Re: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

I just took ET from EWR - ADD - SIN earlier this month, both segments on a 788. Onboard service was excellent, with plenty of tasty food offered by a friendly crew who were, unfortunately, clad in old school diner waitress uniforms. The aircraft are very well utilized but the only thing that showed ...

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by mbm3
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C5M Super Galaxy at LAX?
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: C5M Super Galaxy at LAX?

Lockheed does have facilities near LAX and the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

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by mbm3
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152587

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

masseybrown wrote:
You're right about Kennedy's mainland comment; but the direction IAG is taking makes me overlook that.


For the sake of discussion, one could make a case for Norwegian, Joon or Level.

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by mbm3
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 159775

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

DL was VERY close to starting CLE-CDG 752 service within the past couple of years as AF liked the traffic they got from CO back in the day. Some sort of logistical issue got in the way. As for Roman's recent quote, with that kind of detail it certainly seems more than a trial balloon or wishful thin...

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by mbm3
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA apologizes to Memphis Hustle players
Replies: 53
Views: 6154

Re: AA apologizes to Memphis Hustle players

You know no one up in F just randomly was handing out blankets to the Coach passengers as they walked past. These 2 just each grabbed their own blankets as they walked thru F and took them to their seat. The article says FC passengers handed them the blankets. Why do you not believe the article? Wh...

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by mbm3
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 159775

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Also of note is that AA will be moving one of the LGA frequencies over to JFK in April so that each airport will be 2x daily. This means that CLE will see 6x daily to JFK beginning in April! 6x daily is a lot of frequency compared to other airports in the region. It’s been interesting to see the O&...

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by mbm3
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 159775

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

lakeeffect--- this hardly seems believable but it is! Try $1000 cheaper than CDG was last summer from CLE. I bought a split ticket from CLE to IAD and then IAD to CDG to save $700 off the $1800 CLE asking price, all on UA. This was peak July travel. Let us hope Clevelanders realize who is driving d...

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by mbm3
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 159775

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

masseybrown wrote:
greenair727 wrote:
^As it takes time for a route to develop and word to spread, what's the point of doing any route just for a few weeks?


It's probably offered in conjunction with a travel agency that has bought half (or more) of the plane.


Cruise contract I would imagine.

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by mbm3
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 159775

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Thanks for posting. I wondered when they were being escorted out of town and on what. ;)

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by mbm3
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 159775

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

knope, I think BKL was killed mainly by better roads. Locally, access to CLE from eastern and southeastern metropolitan areas improved greatly and regionally both Detroit and downstate Ohio got to be easier drives. The price and flexibility of driving beat the time saving of flying. I think 90 and ...

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by mbm3
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 16276

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Well allow me to retort, Our comments are completely relevant because it is a FACT that the co management did not understand the importance of the high value customer to the UA operation. Allow me to retort. High value customers were treated very well by CO prior to the merger with United and they ...

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by mbm3
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 16276

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Winning back the high end customers that fled during the disastrous smisek / "do everything the co way" era will cost huge amounts of money and take a long time. Planes are full but not with the proper mix anymore. Kirby has said this before and that the BOD is keenly aware this is a long...

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by mbm3
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 10803

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

There's absolutely no truth to this, UA UA was in the process of downsizing IA in favor of CLE... UA was never "in the process" of downsizing IAD. The number of scheduled flights has been dropping, but that's a derivative of dwindling 50-seat jets (from IAD, the number of departures on 50...

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by mbm3
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 10803

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Not saying I disagree, but could you provide some articles with CO talking about the losses of CLE? I haven't read many outside of the Bethune article above and would like to take a walk down memory lane if there are any out there. As mentioned by another poster, here's an article in which UA says ...

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by mbm3
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8613

Re: FI annouces CLE

https://globehopper.flights/blog/news-r ... nd-europe/
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Here is a version of the press release in English: https://globehopper.flights/blog/news-r ... nd-europe/

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by mbm3
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 159775

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

greenair727 wrote:
Begins in May. 4x weekly. Great news!


Just saw this on Twitter myself. Awesome!

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by mbm3
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hévíz–Balaton Airport (SOB)? Never heard of it before.
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: Hévíz–Balaton Airport (SOB)? Never heard of it before.

As I recall, some LCCs flew there as it is a beautiful part of Hungary and Lake Balaton is popular for holidays. It is also home to an amazing wine region that produces big bold reds.

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by mbm3
Thu May 25, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 12267

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

Since when do crew have a say in whether the flight menu includes liquor, or whether the aircraft will be equipped with AVOD?? The crew has all the say in regards distributing said liquor to the passengers, or not distributing it at all. While I'm aware that crew can choose not to serve a clearly-i...

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by mbm3
Wed May 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 12267

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

Still being drowned in booze with a decent AVOD selection? Doesn't sound that bad. That assumes the crew is willing to provide such service, which is not always a sure thing.... Since when do crew have a say in whether the flight menu includes liquor, or whether the aircraft will be equipped with A...

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by mbm3
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 12267

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

TWA772LR wrote:
BestWestern wrote:
Imagine stepping off EY F class onto United business first.

Still being drowned in booze with a decent AVOD selection? Doesn't sound that bad.


That assumes the crew is willing to provide such service, which is not always a sure thing....

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by mbm3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLE Deicing
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: CLE Deicing

traficant2008 wrote:
Did Hopkins ever have an infrared device in facility?


Not to my recollection. Before the special deicing pad now in use the airlines typically deiced near their gates. The deicing pad was constructed with special drains to prohibit runoff in to the local creeks.

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by mbm3
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-MDW
Replies: 17
Views: 5130

Re: United ORD-MDW

Not only did the charter use MDW instead of ORD, but it also landed at BKL instead of CLE and returned to ORD after dropping off the White Sox. Much easier for teams to use BKL given the quick in/out plus proximity to the the team hotel. The Miami Dolphins have even used a 752. http://flightaware.co...

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by mbm3
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 159775

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Looking at Q3 2016 O&D data for CLE there are some interesting figures. LAX had the highest daily volume of O&D pax from CLE at about 960 pax both ways combined. That number may be big enough to draw AA back into the market. I have heard rumors that both AA and DL have contemplated LAX - CL...

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