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by Danielator36
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Antofagasta to Santiago, Chile | Latam Airlines A320-200 (Video Included)
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Antofagasta to Santiago, Chile | Latam Airlines A320-200 (Video Included)

Basic Info Date: August 11, 2019 Aircraft: A320-200 (CC-BFT) Airline: Latam Airlines Route: ANF-SCL Flight: Latam 337 Video Link: https://youtu.be/g0nSMwqZZec I just recently moved to Chile, where flights are generally really cheap. I was able to find a weekend trip flight to Antofagasta for $37 ro...

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by Danielator36
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Lafayette was more a victim of it’s University politics management, than the Airlines. The foundation employees did not like competing with those smelly passengers for the best parking spaces, either. As the longtime ex-airport Director once famously said, “I get paid the same whether an airline fl...

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by Danielator36
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

I think the intention is good, but a ton of the smaller communities which are close to other airports are gonna be cut. How is that going to happen? The program is immune from most economic efificiency arguments. A few airports have been cut due to max per-passenger subsidy limits but that's alread...

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by Danielator36
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

The future of the Essential Air Service

What do you guys think the future of the Essential Air Service is, should it not be cut? I think the intention is good, but a ton of the smaller communities which are close to other airports are gonna be cut. I'd like to see it turn into more of a program that helps fund communities which can actual...

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by Danielator36
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Houston to Santiago, Chile on a United 767-300ER *Video Included*
Replies: 1
Views: 3871

Houston to Santiago, Chile on a United 767-300ER *Video Included*

Basic Info Date: June 6-7, 2019 Aircraft: 767-300ER Airline: United Airlines Route: KIAH-SCEL Flight: United 847 ( https://bit.ly/2JznCrX ) Video Link: https://youtu.be/JYFqHkf1sIc (I only have the one picture to put on here, but the video has a lot of footage of the amazing views) At 8:40 PM on Ju...

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by Danielator36
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)
Replies: 7
Views: 2608

Re: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)

September11 wrote:
IND facility looks nice


It really is, it not only was built fairly recently but has also been maintained really well.

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by Danielator36
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)
Replies: 7
Views: 2608

Re: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)

Bobloblaw wrote:
Crj from Indy to IAH. That is pathetic United. Maybe this will be one of the CRJ-550 routes


Yeah, as excited as I was to fly on one, it doesn't make much sense to use them for flights that long.

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by Danielator36
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)
Replies: 7
Views: 2608

IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)

Basic Info: Date: June 6, 2019 Aircraft: CRJ-200 Airline: United Express (operated by SkyWest) Route: KIND-KIAH Flight: SkyWest 5434 https://bit.ly/2Xc0zs8 Video Link: https://youtu.be/HeXZjN93FnU (Many of the pictures included here are snapshots from the video which I felt were relevant, therefore...

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by Danielator36
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5168

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

American Connection was, as I understand it, another subsidiary of American Airlines, just like American Eagle. This means that they were operated by other operators. The one I'm most familiar with is Corporate Airlines, which operated a fleet of Bae Jetstreams, and flew to small cities throughout t...

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by Danielator36
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I apologize, maybe I'm not reading your response correctly, but I'm talking about the ERJ-145 with 50 seats, not the E175 with 76 seats. To your point though, most markets won't do well with 45 out of 76 seats filled, but with 45 out of 50 seats filled that could be quite the successful route if th...

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by Danielator36
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9665

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

Should this all go through, could this open up tons of small routes that aren't even considered right now? There were plenty of towns that were cut in the 2000s because they were only filling 19-seaters, but could these lower operating costs make cities like these profitable again?

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by Danielator36
Mon May 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Aviation/Airport Management colleges?
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Best Aviation/Airport Management colleges?

I'm a high schooler who plans on going into Aviation/Airport management, and I was wondering what are some good options for college? (I have a pretty good GPA and high test scores) I'm an international student, which is a big factor, as some colleges have insane tuition rates for international stude...

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by Danielator36
Thu May 09, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 7982

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Rolls-Royce, Caterpillar, Saab, Subaru, Arconic, Evonik, GE Aviaiton, Wabash National, plus additional travel from a huge university nearby. You would think AA, DL, or UA might be willing to look at it, but the airport hasn't made an effort to attract service, and having IND so close doesn't help. ...

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by Danielator36
Sun May 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a community rejoin the essential air service?
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Can a community rejoin the essential air service?

I was reading up on the essential air service, and I found out that several airports were cut because of the '70-mile rule', where they must be 70 miles at least from the nearest airport. I found one case in which the nearest airport used to be 63 miles away, but when they built its new terminal, it...

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by Danielator36
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Idea: Airport Database Website
Replies: 1
Views: 2129

Idea: Airport Database Website

Earlier today I stumbled upon a website, http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/, which has a really intricate database of every Amtrak station which includes pictures. Are there any websites like this for airports? If not, I'm interested in making one and would love some tips and recommendations for how t...

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by Danielator36
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Envoy Air's fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Question about Envoy Air's fleet

I was looking around FlightAware to see what airlines in the US still operate the ERJ 135 (a personal favorite). There were the obvious carriers, JetSuite and Contour, but I noticed that the vast majority were Envoy. However, on both the envoy and American airlines websites, it lists their smallest ...

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by Danielator36
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline

What you describe is similar to EAS (Essential Air Service.) EAS is a U.S. DOT program which subsidizes existing carriers to provide flights from qualifying airports to hubs. There are a number of requirements to be eligible. Yep, I'm quite familiar with the EAS- They operated out of where I live u...

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by Danielator36
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline

My entire life, I've lived in a town that used to have airline service but lost in the early 2000s (as is the case with many other airports). The city is about 200,000 people and is rapidly growing, and as this has happened I've heard a lot about the potential of airline service coming back. This ha...

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by Danielator36
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future for small planes in the airline industry
Replies: 18
Views: 2560

The future for small planes in the airline industry

Small planes used to be pretty common and put smaller communities on airline route maps, but this hasn't been the case for a while now. Most regional airlines operate only 50+ seat planes nowadays, with the occasional exception (ie; ERJ 135). What do you guys think about the potential for small plan...

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by Danielator36
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Schooler interested in aviation management career
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: High Schooler interested in aviation management career

tb727 wrote:
Where do you live?


In a small-ish midwest city

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by Danielator36
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Schooler interested in aviation management career
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

High Schooler interested in aviation management career

I'm currently a high schooler and I've been interested in aviation management since I was in elementary school. I was wondering what I can/should do right now as a high schooler to get ahead or become more knowledgable. I'm currently reading a textbook about the aviation industry, I regularly stay u...

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by Danielator36
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 4294

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

LAF would be nice and all but it's just too quick to get to IND. You can pretty much fly down I-65 like a bat out of hell and the LAF airport is not really easy to get to. Red light central. By the time you get there you could be well on your way to IND, if not within a 9-iron shot of the place. An...

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by Danielator36
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 4294

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

ibthebigd wrote:

Lafayette IN



Someone finally mentioned LAF! Purdue's airport is the one I'm most familiar with by far and I'm surprised people don't talk about it as much. I could see an airline coming back soon.

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by Danielator36
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 4294

What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

After 9/11 a lot of small, regional airports lost all commercial air service and haven’t seen any/much since. I’ve always been interested in these cases but haven’t found very many. What are some airports that are like this but could potentially get air service back? Which are still fighting for air...

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by Danielator36
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where/How to buy old Airline/Airport signs?
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Where/How to buy old Airline/Airport signs?

I've recently been thinking about cool things I could put in my room, and airline/airport signs came to mind. For example, I would like to put up an airline logo on the wall or something like that, but not just a printed version, but one that was from an airport. However, I have no idea where to go ...

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by Danielator36
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to small regional airplanes?
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

What happened to small regional airplanes?

As I flew only a few weeks ago out of Indianapolis, I noticed that the smallest plane I saw was a CRJ 200, which can seat 50 passengers. So what happened to the smaller regional airplanes? What happened to planes like the ERJ 135 that seated 35 passengers? Or even turboprops that seat less than 20? ...

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by Danielator36
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get into Aviation Management early on?
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: How to get into Aviation Management early on?

It sounds like you may know more than we do about this. Airport management is a small world. If you truly want that type of job, go to college, then figure out what you want from there. Find a part time job at the airport and learn about how it works. Ask the older generation there for advice. They...

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by Danielator36
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get into Aviation Management early on?
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: How to get into Aviation Management early on?

It would generally depend on exactly what you want to do. Not sure which country you are in but a few universities offer courses covering that area. Cranfield offers a very excellent airport management degree, but it is an MSc and I would definitely recommend it after your under grad. Looking for s...

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by Danielator36
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get into Aviation Management early on?
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: How to get into Aviation Management early on?

Are you looking to get involved in the airport or airline side? What part of the world are you in? There are different paths, gaining experience through starting off with entry level jobs and working your way up or doing a college program, internship and hopefully getting hired. A great place to le...

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by Danielator36
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get into Aviation Management early on?
Replies: 10
Views: 813

How to get into Aviation Management early on?

I'm quite young, not yet in college, but I am interested in airport management and have been for some time. Unfortunately, there aren't many opportunities that I have been able to find for me to learn more about this. Knowing that Airliners.net is full of people from several levels of experience, I ...

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by Danielator36
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Starting an Airport YouTube series?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Starting an Airport YouTube series?

I think it's a great idea. I am most interested in previous terminals of existing airports or when existing terminals were brand new, especially ATL. There are a lot of exterior shots of the old one but almost no interior ones, maybe one of the ticket counter, but none of the concourses. I would al...

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by Danielator36
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Information about the Purdue Airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Information about the Purdue Airport?

do you live near there and have access to the passenger terminal? It would be particularly neat if you can find any remnants of the security checkpoint or anything that says "American Connection", "Northwest Airlink" or "Air Wisconsin"/"United Express". Also,...

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by Danielator36
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Information about the Purdue Airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Information about the Purdue Airport?

I'm considering starting a YouTube series about airports and their history. I've decided to start off by making a video about the Purdue University Airport (LAF), an airport which I am quite familiar with and has a fairly interesting history (at least in my opinion). I was wondering if anyone on thi...

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by Danielator36
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Starting an Airport YouTube series?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Starting an Airport YouTube series?

So, I'm considering starting a YouTube series about airports. I've noticed that one particular channel, Bright Sun Films, is quite popular and talks about random abandoned places. Airliners.net is full of aviation enthusiasts, and it's only a fraction of all aviation enthusiasts. Since people like y...

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by Danielator36
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Re: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?

To put it simply: we don't have the types of aircraft or qualified pilots available to viably operate a small regional network like we did 10-15 years ago. The latest (December 2016) issue of Air Transport World says NASA and Cape Air are working on an 11 seat electric / petroleum hybrid aircraft t...

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by Danielator36
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana Airways
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Indiana Airways

I have heard some stories of an airline named "Indiana Airways" which flew from the Purdue University Airport to IND. I was able to find a timetable (which I've linked below), but I haven't found any other information about it. Does anyone else know anything about this airline? Timetable: ...

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by Danielator36
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Re: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?

Add Terre Haute, IN (HUF) to that list. Numerous airlines have tried it over the years. TWA used to fly it on their Transcon milk run of sorts. Terre Haute has always been an interesting airport to me. It hasn't had airline service for quite a long time, even longer than LAF. Flights to Chicago fro...

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by Danielator36
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11659

Re: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business

I put a vote in for ORD - HVN. I can't see this happening anytime soon. I visited HVN a couple months back, as I was in the East Coast, and the terminal right now is really small. I'm not sure that they could handle another airline. I can't comment on the state of the airport really, though, becaus...

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by Danielator36
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11659

Re: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business

Lafayette - Airport owned by Purdue University for flight school. No longer has no facilities for passenger transport Bloomington IN - No longer has facilities to handle passenger transport Terre Haute - This might actually work with two flights daily. Topeka - I foresee this restarting in 2017. La...

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by Danielator36
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Re: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?

I don't think it would work. Because of the lack of subsidies and the small number of passengers the fares would have to be quite high. In those small towns just about everybody has a car, so I imagine with the air fares being so high they'd rather drive than fly. What's needed here is an airline w...

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by Danielator36
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?

I was on another topic, where we got to talking about small Midwest airports and the possibility of United flying to them, and I thought of Air Choice One and Cape Air. If you don't know, these are two small airlines that operate propeller planes to generally small airports. In the midwest, they usu...

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by Danielator36
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11659

Re: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business

Finally there's a chance United could add ORD nonstops to an airport with no current service by a network carrier. Markets which come to mind include these: Rockford Youngstown Oshkosh St Cloud Muncie Branson Elkhart Battle Creek Lafayette Bloomington IN Terre Haute Topeka UA* tried Topeka and St C...

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by Danielator36
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11659

Re: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business

Flights from the Purdue Airport would need to be very well planned out, but I think that they could be ultimately successful. First, they would need to advertise well. Most people I have talked to thought that the airport was a private airport only for purdue, so this would be a change to a lot of p...

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by Danielator36
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11659

United Airlines to focus on "domestic business" in 2017

According to the Chicago Tribune, United Airlines plans to focus on the domestic business in 2017. "United will begin flying to new destinations out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport — mostly to smaller Midwest cities, but a few longer routes will include flights to San Jose, Calif., st...

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