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by gravytrain
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 802
Views: 83364

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I would gamble on this being a legal visit for the upcoming lawsuit against the NFL and the LA Rams. I am sure Spanos will be deposed and this might be why. My guess is someone else charted the plane. Can’t see the city paying someone to fly in private to answer questions. I don't think someone els...

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by gravytrain
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 802
Views: 83364

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/tpc_stl/status/1271795062712696833

Its the LA Chargers owners private jet at Downtown Airport. Seems to have been sitting there overnight judging by the photos also. A long way for some maintenance work on a small private aircraft surely?
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Anyone able to explain this?

https://twitter.com/tpc_stl/status/1271795062712696833

Its the LA Chargers owners private jet at Downtown Airport. Seems to have been sitting there overnight judging by the photos also. A long way for some maintenance work on a small private aircraft surely?

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by gravytrain
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will replace Flybe?
Replies: 33
Views: 4603

Re: Who will replace Flybe?

LM are planning to take over the following routes: Aberdeen to Belfast City, Birmingham, Belfast City and Jersey. Edinburgh to Cardiff, Exeter, Manchester, Newquay, Southampton Glasgow to Exeter, Southampton Inverness to Belfast City, Birmingham, Jersey Newcastle to Exeter, Southampton The routes wi...

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by gravytrain
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 8436

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Seemingly AGS, the owner of Glasgow Airport (& Aberdeen and Southampton) are in line to buy Prestwick.

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by gravytrain
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 8436

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

It's a glorified landing strip with a 1960s built transatlantic terminal running on 4-5 departures a day and in the dead of winter there is as little as one flight a day some days. As long as it operates as a commercial airport it will bleed tax payers money every single year. The cargo ops there is...

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by gravytrain
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to drop BUF-LAX?
Replies: 27
Views: 5792

Jetblue to drop BUF-LAX?

Heard that this is not in the booking engine beyond early next year, anyone care to confirm or deny?

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by gravytrain
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 10187

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't see a particularly bright future for the airport. Whether that be improved transport links or additional service, or even just maintaining certain ones. The airport is now close to being on a par with EMA, LBA, NCL, LPL. Its going to end up much the same as those airports with some added Lon...

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by gravytrain
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 245027

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Not to worry, I hear Frontier are to announce a new 2x weekly service to Nowheresville Beach, Florida tomorrow.

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by gravytrain
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 10187

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Given the Scottish budget last week I am amazed that the government is still propping up Prestwick Airport with Taxpayers money whilst Glasgow continues to fall in numbers (I am not saying that is the only reason). Time to let Prestwick go the way of the dodo, it would have done years ago if commer...

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by gravytrain
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 26758

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Good to see a lot of expansion from Loganair lately.

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by gravytrain
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 10187

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

17 mill haha.

Only future growth in passenger ops will be if they decide enoughs enough at PIK and FR take those 500k passengers up the road, but it's just as possible that the PIK aircraft goes to EDI or elsewhere.

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by gravytrain
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 6903

Re: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft

Four new routes launched from Edinburgh, beginning in S19. Year round service to Stavanger (x4 weekly), Bergen (x3 weekly), Islay (daily). Guernsey will also operate during the summer season (x1 weekly). Bergen, Stavanger and Guernsey will operate on the newly acquired 37 seat Embraer 135. The Isle ...

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by gravytrain
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 6903

Re: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft

Apparently Loganair have applied for slots at two German airports. Eurowings are dropping DUS-GLA from next Spring, this is expected to be one of the new Loganair routes. I'd imagine it would be that and an unserved route from EDI & GLA. I know Ryanair have dropped their route to Bremen from Ed...

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by gravytrain
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 46
Views: 7575

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

Wouldn't be surprised to see GLA and SNN go.

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by gravytrain
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 6903

Re: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft

Apparently Loganair have applied for slots at two German airports.

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by gravytrain
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 6903

Re: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft

I'm not sure they'll operate Brussels. Ryanair are resuming Glasgow-Charleroi next summer after it was initially cancelled.

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by gravytrain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 38
Views: 3874

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

Good to see a new airline in JAX. However I don't see what either destination really adds. Both are well served as it is.

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by gravytrain
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 162299

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

PIT-CDG to be axed. Must have some relevance for people from NEO travelling through for direct connections to Europe/beyond?

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by gravytrain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 162299

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Seems like Frontier are throwing darts at the board to an extent in seeing what hits and what doesn't. Lots of chopping and changing in terms of routes and frequencies. Wouldn't be surprised to see them try routes like MCI, IND or even Cincy at some point.

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by gravytrain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 162299

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Thanks, just looked at the frontier map posted on the Hopkins twitter account. SEA and PDX are omitted.

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by gravytrain
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 162299

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Are F9 still operating CLE-PDX?

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by gravytrain
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to launch Mainland European routes in 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: Loganair to launch Mainland European routes in 2019

It has 2x weekly service to CRL but that will be cut when Ryanair moves out after the summer.

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by gravytrain
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7915

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

Someone chin me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure Glasgow is the 3rd most visited city in the UK, for international tourists, but it is still miles behind London and Edinburgh.

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by gravytrain
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7915

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

What is going to happen to their MAD route out of GLA? MAD and FRA seem to be the only routes that haven't been picked up from GLA, nor pre-existed under FR at EDI. Although EDI serves HHN with FR, and MAD is covered by EZY daily and additionally with IBS through the summer, so not sure if FR will ...

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by gravytrain
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7915

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

Some routes can also be move to Prestwick as well. How long has they served GLA? PIK is way down their pecking order now too, as has also been evidenced by further minor cuts there yesterday. EDI is the order of the day now in Scotland. Anything left in the west now is DUB and some core Med and Eas...

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by gravytrain
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair closing 3 bases
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: Ryanair closing 3 bases

They've also ended a couple of routes at PIK today, in addition to the massive cuts at GLA.

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by gravytrain
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7915

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

Prestwick has also lost a couple of routes it appears. Its only daily service, to Barcelona and also LPA has been cut. The BCN loss should be particularly hard on them.

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by gravytrain
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 27241

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Possibly might see a MUC announcement today/tomorrow with a press announcement at FMM.

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by gravytrain
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 27241

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

New base at Memmingen: Ryanair’s Memmingen Summer 2018 schedule will deliver: 1 based aircraft ($100m investment) 6 new routes to Fez (2 weekly), Oradea (2 weekly), Seville (2 weekly), Stockholm (2 weekly), Thessaloniki (2 weekly) and Warsaw (3 weekly) More flights to Alicante 19 routes in total 50 ...

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by gravytrain
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 27241

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Would imagine multiple schedule releases this week.

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by gravytrain
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 90941

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Any update on GLO?

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by gravytrain
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 14032

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

Lived in Baton Rouge, I'm British. Only time I ever went to Houston were for Astros games as we didn't have pro baseball in Louisiana. British tourists aren't going there, but they are going to New Orleans in their droves, as are the Aussies. Contiki, Topdeck, Trek America, all these tour companies ...

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by gravytrain
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 90941

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Tour companies like Topdeck and Contiki are bussing hundreds of Aussies and Kiwis through the city every week. New Orleans is the half way point and end of the west coast tour/start of the east coast tours as well, so many people come and go from the city as opposed to passing through as a tourist.

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by gravytrain
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 90941

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Didn't realise Southern operate a MEM-JAN service. Surely if they can manage that, they can manage MSY?

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by gravytrain
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 90941

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I'm British and used to live in Baton Rouge. The amount of Brits who go to New Orleans on vacation and the number of tour companies who go through New Orleans and spend significant amount of time there is ridiculous. I'd say outside Vegas, Orlando and NYC its as popular as any other city with Britis...

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by gravytrain
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 27241

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

TheGeordielad wrote:
Unlikely to try Ukraine for summer 18 but possibly winter 18 or summer 19.
Israel seems like it's doing well for Ryanair so why not.
I do believe that they will close the Glasgow prestwick base and move all services to Glasgow international

Is this insider info?

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by gravytrain
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 27241

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Be interesting in Scotland.

APD is being halved next year, but you also have Brexit looming over. Additionally, to see if APD being cut does anything for PIK.

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by gravytrain
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 17029

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

This is a big loss for all of these airports. I have a major issue with the SNP also wishing to meddle in the airline business by propping up PIK at a huge loss to the taxpayer and its Ryanair routes to the med, which are already well served all over Scotland, yet Glasgow is about to lose its only ...

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by gravytrain
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 17029

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

No great loss? In terms of GLA, DY would only operate a point to point business model whereas UA offered a one stop daily business class product to every major city in the US. That's actually a blow to the West of Scotland economy, advantage Edinburgh once again. Great news for BA, EI and KLM thoug...

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by gravytrain
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 17029

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

This is a big loss for all of these airports. I have a major issue with the SNP also wishing to meddle in the airline business by propping up PIK at a huge loss to the taxpayer and its Ryanair routes to the med, which are already well served all over Scotland, yet Glasgow is about to lose its only y...

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by gravytrain
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 17029

UA regional British isles routes cuts

Seems SNN and GLA are going to be cut over the winter months from EWR by all accounts. NCL, BFS and BRS also have gone completely in recent times. What exactly is the future for UA across the pond away from the big airports?

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by gravytrain
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 52
Views: 7613

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

GSM operated BOS-GLA daily around 2007ish until their demise IIRC.

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by gravytrain
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 31700

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

I am British and recently lived in the midwest. The number of Europeans and Brits wanting to travel regularly to cities like St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Kansas City is absolutely nothing. Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, further west Denver and the East Coast hubs largely serve...

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by gravytrain
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 90941

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Any word on how GLO are doing? What about the possibility of them operating markets like BHM, JAX or OKC?

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by gravytrain
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20988

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

Couple of points from this article: • Greater New Orleans has been one of the hottest economies in the south over the past decade, ranking #1 in economic development wins - what is this based on? New Orleans will never be Atlanta or Houston, Dallas etc but to me its even lagging behind Charlotte, Au...

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by gravytrain
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20988

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

My only concern would be the seats up front. The general public will fill the bleachers and there won't be many empty seats overall New Orleans and the Gulf really needs to diversify its economy away from tourism and with the crash in oil, so one can only hope this is the sort of boost the region ne...

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by gravytrain
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20988

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

They will get their flights eventually. Might take some time, but it'll happen.

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by gravytrain
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20988

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

MSY acts as the main airport for a wider region and its a huge tourism magnet. Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Mobile, Biloxi, Gulfport, all decent sized areas. In comparison, the nearest international competition is 347 miles away.

It'll do just fine.

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