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by stevend08
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14543

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Some quick observations from my experience as a volunteer at DFW Airport (where smoking is limited to the lower level curbside) -In my 5 years at DFW the NUMBER 1 QUESTION is "where can I have a smoke?" -Most of our smokers are arriving international passengers connecting at DFW -Some peop...

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by stevend08
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 549
Views: 72027

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

In other news...... construction of Terminal F has not started yet LOL :) The Terminal D Southern Extension which has now been dubbed as "Terminal F Phase 1" is supposed to be complete March 2021 and not a single piece of dirt has been turned yet. Granted it looks like they have begun to ...

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by stevend08
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 549
Views: 72027

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

For the first 5-6 years American concentrated high-O&D mainline flights in those gates - just about every flight to Chicago or Los Angeles went out of lower B. I was in college in Chicago during 1999-2003 and almost always arrived and departed from B. I can remember AA's trial of doing reverse-...

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by stevend08
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 549
Views: 72027

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

On another another note, Gates B4-B11 are going mainline June 6th. Walked through those gates today and looked like most of the hardware was ready to go.

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by stevend08
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 549
Views: 72027

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

tkoenig95 wrote:
The satellite E terminal seems to be shaping up pretty well. Passing by today I could see they finished installation of all the jetbridges, pulling excess from terminals B and D. Busy summer ahead!


currently hearing May 3rd as the opening date!

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by stevend08
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international
Replies: 62
Views: 9068

Re: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international

Posted in the DFW Thread: The article suggests having a ORD terminal 3 like structure but not sure about how skylnk would tie in The skylink rail actually curves around the parking lot spot that is potential T(F) just like it does for other terminals. Now my biggest wish is to have direct airside w...

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by stevend08
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international
Replies: 62
Views: 9068

Re: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international

Posted in the DFW Thread: The latest on Terminal F from the Star-Telegram: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/aviation/article228718194.html DFW has been struggling to keep parking revenue up recently which makes sense. The article suggests having a ORD terminal 3 like structure but not sur...

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by stevend08
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 549
Views: 72027

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

I drove by the TexRail DFW North station on E Dallas Ave in Grapevine today. Very nice parking area. Seems like a good place to park and then only pay $2.50 each way to get to the airport. The problem is that TexRail only runs once an hour. Drove by it too and must add it is a OUTSTANDING spotting ...

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by stevend08
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Some happenings at DFW: -FIS being reconfigured to have customs upstairs as well as passport control so there is no quene on the first floor in bag claim. -Looks like DFW is working on a pilot biometric technology so that pax won't need to provide passports/id at every step (security/boarding) http...

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by stevend08
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

I would like to point everyone at DFW's latest investor presentation from last month. https://www.dfwairport.com/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/webasset/p3_103003.pdf It discusses DFW's 10 year capital plan which is currently allocating 2.5 billion for Terminal F. To my knowledge Terminal F is almo...

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by stevend08
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

I would like to point everyone at DFW's latest investor presentation from last month. https://www.dfwairport.com/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/webasset/p3_103003.pdf It discusses DFW's 10 year capital plan which is currently allocating 2.5 billion for Terminal F. To my knowledge Terminal F is almos...

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by stevend08
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49329

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 3460769792
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Looks like Norweigan is sending a 738 from Oslo to pick up the stranded passengers at SYZ.

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 3460769792

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by stevend08
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49329

Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Norweigan flight 1933 flying Dubai to Oslo diverted to Shiraz with engine trouble. This will be quite a interesting diversion recovery considering the sanctions currently imposed on Iran and the general lack of resources in Shiraz to handle Norweigan. [url]https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/107358...

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by stevend08
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Some happenings at DFW: -FIS being reconfigured to have customs upstairs as well as passport control so there is no quene on the first floor in bag claim. -Looks like DFW is working on a pilot biometric technology so that pax won't need to provide passports/id at every step (security/boarding) https...

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by stevend08
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16458

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

I find it humorous that the AF Press Release never mentions Fort Worth, where the airport is located, not to mention the city itself being fairly sizable. “Located” in Fort Worth? It straddles the Dallas and Tarrant county lines and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Grapevine, Coppell and ...

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by stevend08
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 11401

Re: Air France Us expansion

On the local DFW Spotters group, someone who works for a third party ground services company says his company received a email regarding bidding for Air France DFW-CDG on A332. No clue how credible.

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by stevend08
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

1. Did not notice any construction with the Taxi Y bridge, what was done to it? Those bridges have been there since DFW opened, they probably need a heavy refurb and reinforcement. 2. The stinger for D, is it just and extension south of the present terminal to connect with Terminal F when built? Ye...

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by stevend08
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

After taking part in AAviationDay on Friday, I learned a few things: - 17C and the Taxiway Y bridge will be done in January. They both will be A380 capable. - NE Perimeter taxiway work has already begun. - Mainline will indeed take over the lower B gates. - Satellite E will be done in April - fligh...

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by stevend08
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 7032

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

OneAA wrote:
Just noticed that in addition to DFW-CYS, AA is also starting DFW - EYW. Thought EYW runway would be too short for this.


AA (envoy) has been serving DFW-EYW with E175 with 1 weekly saturday service this summer

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by stevend08
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Also today AA starts 789 service on DFW-PEK replacing the 788. Are there any more 788 flights out of DFW now?

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by stevend08
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Here's an article about what AA and DFW are doing with Terminal E there's a paywall or adblocker that comes on, but reload and hit "stop" before it finishes loading and you can read the entire article free https://www.dallasnews.com/business/american-airlines/2018/04/06/american-airlines-...

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by stevend08
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

There is a project on the DFW Ops web page that references "Terminal B Stinger Pavement Repairs." While those gates aren't on the stinger, perhaps they are in the area of pavement repairs and those gates are inaccessible during that project, if that project is currently underway. Those ga...

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by stevend08
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

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 stevend08
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

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?

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by stevend08
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal D South Expansion
Replies: 15
Views: 3081

Re: DFW Terminal D South Expansion

DFWAviator76 wrote:
It's 150k square feet, not just 150.

Does AA still use Terminal D for any domestic departures/arrivals, or is capacity to the point where everything in Terminal D is international now?


FriscoHeavy wrote:

Haha, 150 sq/ft. The size of a bedroom :)


Oops haha! Got too excited for the weekend and forgot the k ;)

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by stevend08
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal D South Expansion
Replies: 15
Views: 3081

DFW Terminal D South Expansion

Looking at upcoming construction solications at DFW They expect to release a solicitation for Terminal D South Expansion which will consit of an additional 150 sq ft of space and 4 swing gates. https://www.dfwairport.com/cs/groups/public/documents/webasset/p2_948415.pdf (Slide 56) Will this be more ...

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by stevend08
Wed May 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 12
Views: 2050

Re: DFW Rwy 13L/31R

Flew in to DFW over the weekend and noticed 18R/36L was closed so lots of narrow bodies were taking off on 31L. I've landed multiple times on 13R but I've noticed that 13L/31R hardly, if ever, gets used. Does anyone know the reason for this? I'm guessing because it crosses in front of 17L/35R or a ...

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by stevend08
Tue May 01, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW wins award for its rebrand
Replies: 16
Views: 2271

Re: DFW wins award for its rebrand

I had a dutch passenger come up to me and asked whether all the orange was for King's Day.

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by stevend08
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 12
Views: 2050

Re: DFW Rwy 13L/31R

Flew in to DFW over the weekend and noticed 18R/36L was closed so lots of narrow bodies were taking off on 31L. I've landed multiple times on 13R but I've noticed that 13L/31R hardly, if ever, gets used. Does anyone know the reason for this? I'm guessing because it crosses in front of 17L/35R or a ...

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by stevend08
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10862

Re: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/travel-alerts.jsp
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AA issued a Travel Alert and is waiving change fees on flights to PEK/HKG for flights from 4/14-4/21
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/travel-alerts.jsp

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by stevend08
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA DFW-Asia Diversions 4/14
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Two AA DFW-Asia Diversions 4/14

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391599


Ahh thank you!

Mods please delete
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toltommy wrote:
This thread may hold your answer....

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391599


Ahh thank you!

Mods please delete

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by stevend08
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA DFW-Asia Diversions 4/14
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Two AA DFW-Asia Diversions 4/14

Anyone know why AA 125 (DFW-HKG) and AA 263 (DFW-PEK) have/are both diverting to LAX?

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by stevend08
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

They should consider building the connector if they plan to stay in the satellite long term. Earlier today Skylink went down around 7 in the morning and didn't come back online until 2-3 in the afternoon, so the whole airport was in chaos today. From what I personally saw security was getting backe...

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by stevend08
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

It wasn't cost overruns that made them cancel doing a full "TRIP" overhaul on Terminal C. Once they got into the TRIP program, they then learned that due to age and condition of Terminal C, that it will actually be cheaper to eventually tear the whole thing down (the entire Terminal C) an...

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by stevend08
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

Wow 100 more daily flights that's some serious growth lets start speculating on all the new cities.... The article states the satelite will mainly be used for 50 seat E140s.... I'm assuming most of the E140s and CR7s will be based out of the high B gates and Terminal E leaving the rest of B for E17...

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by stevend08
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

That'll sure be a hike from B6 to the FIS facility at the northwest corner of Terminal D. As for a connector from Terminal C to Terminal E, I wouldn't hold my breath. There's been no conclusive decision about what's going to happen to C... a major investment like a permanent connector won't happen ...

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by stevend08
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

man, that would be a PITA for connections to go from the Satellite at E all the way to another connecting flight at one of the other terminals. It looks like the only existing carrier using E Satellite is Air Canada (and WestJet during the summer). Does anyone know which airlines use gates E2, E34 ...

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by stevend08
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

TXRoadMan wrote:
To be pedantic... "Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program"

Does anyone know what Eagle flights are currently operating out of E? Is it still only the EV CR7s?


Yep..all EV.. I believe all the CR2s are gone now

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by stevend08
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

For those of us not familiar with the acronym, what is "TRIP"? TRIP was the major renovation project of the original terminals at DFW which includes Terminal A,B,C, and E Terminal C was not renovated as a result of cost overruns. The project involved closing roughly a third of the termina...

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by stevend08
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

A connector walkway between Terminal C and Terminal E should be added at DFW if AA plans on operating out of the Terminal E Satellite. There are walkways connecting Terminals A, B, C, and D to each other, but there are no walkways connecting Terminal E to the other terminals. The connector walkway ...

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by stevend08
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10706

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

In the minutes for this week's board meeting, DFW is set to approve a $20 million deal with AA to redo the terminal E satelite and add 6 additional jet bridges. https://www.dfwairport.com/apps/board/doc.php?docid=122344&date=Apr%205,%202018 (pg 9) With the 8 gates already at the satelite for nar...

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by stevend08
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

JAL has upgauged NRT/DFW from 788 to 789 starting May 1. So much for the 77W rumors. A year and a half ago, I took a tour of the JAL 788 at DFW and I asked the station manager about upgrade possibilities. The station manager responded that he thought the 789 would be a good step up. He personally f...

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by stevend08
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37493

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

I think the real interesting story for DFW is long term terminal plans and reconfiguration. Something will get announced this year IMHO. This reconfiguration of DFW always comes up. AA's Doug Parker has said he wants a new terminal configuration but this is not going to happen. DFW Airport currentl...

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by stevend08
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 10009

Icelandair Announces DFW

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 19204.html

757-200 aircraft 4X a week

Can DFW really support two Iceland routes even with the supposed connections?
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uhhhh

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 19204.html

757-200 aircraft 4X a week

Can DFW really support two Iceland routes even with the supposed connections?

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by stevend08
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Launching DFW
Replies: 47
Views: 7527

WOW Launching DFW

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/aviation/sky-talk-blog/article171472952.html

Launching in May 3x a week on A330

Great news for the DFW region!!

Will be interesting to see how this affects the AA/BA monopoly.

What are your predictions for this route?

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by stevend08
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 8711

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

What will happen to the United Club there? It is underground in the walkway to the satellite, on the satellite side, if I remember correctly. Will it be moved, or will they shut it down altogether, as DFW isn't a big station for them these post-consolidation days? The United Club will be moved back...

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by stevend08
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 8711

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

What will happen to the United Club there? It is underground in the walkway to the satellite, on the satellite side, if I remember correctly. Will it be moved, or will they shut it down altogether, as DFW isn't a big station for them these post-consolidation days? The United Club will be moved back...

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by stevend08
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 8711

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Right now Westjet is still using one gate over at the E satelite (E22 I believe) so the satelite terminal should remain operational until they end their service for the year.

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by stevend08
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM
Replies: 19
Views: 8646

Re: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM

Very nice trip report!! I loved the pictures and the detailed information you gave. Felt like I was there with you. An AA agent, standing right at the end of the jetbridge, was repeatedly announcing connecting destinations with seemingly no connection to each other. She yelled “San Francisco! Los An...

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