I think UA is just a bit too late to the party. The TPA/PIE area is chock full of low fare competition like MCO and FLL. If UA has the desire to create a SE to Caribbean gateway, they might as well go full speed and fight it out in FLL or MIA and make a play for the O&D traffic. If the thought i...Jump to post
flyjoe wrote:flyjoe wrote:US Airways served PHL-DAB in the early 90s
With 727s no less.
MIflyer12 wrote:Has AA ever served DAB (within the last 20 years) from other than CLT?
The things we saw on those IL-62s. They were something else to work. 25+ years later and still telling the stories. Would it be possible if you could share a story or two for us? Oh yeah! Please??? LOL I can't imagine the stories! Although as to the "things you saw" I bet you could see so...Jump to post
US did not fly any Boeing 727-100's inherited from Piedmont as PI retired them from their fleet in 1983. US inherited 727-200's from both PS and PI in relation to the mergers of 1987-1989, and had previously removed 727's in both versions from their fleet much earlier. All of PSA's 727s had been re...Jump to post
21st base will be in Concord, NC opening in October. Didn't expect it to be next.... http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-announces-aircraft-base-concord-north-carolina The city of Concord live streamed the announcement on their FB page. Allegiant announced they w...Jump to post
Maybe a Delta SkyClub and a couple route additions? Since we’re on the retaliatory trail here. I believe there are plans to add a Sky Club. I don’t know how soon, whether it’s in the short term or a longer term with the next A concourse addition. No source to share, just a rumor I picked up as a lo...Jump to post
There has been new regional jet services on AA launched from CLT in the past year and CLT didn’t do any ‘big news’ announcements in the past. My guesses would be, new airlines (as mentioned, AS or BA), something facilities related in the master plan now moving forward. My big bets is it’s new servic...Jump to post
https://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2020/02/flights-to-become-charlotte-bound/ I'm a bit surprised that this isn't being done on Piedmont to test the waters like they did when switching ERI-PHL to ERI-CLT. Good point. I wonder why SCE-CLT hasn't started either with an E145, even at minimum as ...Jump to post
**AA CLT-IPT AUG 0>0.8 SEP 0>1.9 OCT 0>1.8 NOV 0>1.9 DEC 0>1.9 **AA IPT-PHL AUG 1.8>1.0 SEP 1.9>0 OCT 1.8>0 NOV 1.9>0[1.9] DEC 1.9>0[2.0] This is interesting. Obviously there's no O&D between IPT and PHL, but it seems unusual to see this kind of overflying of a hub in fa...Jump to post
What made him think business travelers would want to fly on his disgusting planes and subpar service? I remember seeing photos posted of filthy furniture in their clubs, mold growing in air vents on the planes, and F seats with tape on them. US Airways was not known for exceptional service. Far fro...Jump to post
That’s a pretty cool with all of the 5 takeoffs. Makes sense with how close it was to the terminal. Was 5 used for landings when it was used for takeoffs or did they use 36 to land? I guess in the late 70s they could use 5 for both, as the traffic wasn’t anywhere as busy when the PI started.Jump to post
Has this runway ever been used for departures in either direction? Also I have never recalled any flights landing on runway 5, has that ever happened before? Yes, red-eye landings were very common on 5, but I have never seen a daytime landing on 5. I believe 5/23 is the default after hours runway b...Jump to post
I have to think the issue is just not business traffic and that's what DL mostly cares about. It's not a redemption destination either, so they can't justify it by mollifying their elites with a place to go on vacation. It's nearly a pure ethnic market, although every time I'm in ATL the crowd in t...Jump to post
The Plane Spotting CLT FB page has a pic of both DC-8s side by side. Below is the link if it will load. The page is not open to the public. Credit to the FB poster.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1
MainRunway wrote:What was the departure airport?
DL1631 from LAX-DCA (757) went to GSO
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KLAX/KGSO
I remember back in the 80s, USAir operated a couple of flights on the south side of B, maybe B9, B11. The red tail really stuck out with all of those white UA tails.
I guess UA has the ground handling contract instead of US operating out of D at the time with all of the ‘other’ airlines.
Here’s the Denver page of the OAG from 1991 and 1995. Domestic only in ‘91 and in ‘95, the only international was MEX.
The passengers connecting for SIN are probably Lenovo-related as they have a sizeable presence in Singapore along with their Raleigh/Durham and Beijing main campuses I know of a couple of companies based in the Greensboro area that travel to SIN and drive to RDU to shorten travel time, the same way...Jump to post
Nope, PMAA flew to ABE from ORD. It stared in June 2010 and ended by 2011. I really had to look it up for myself, but in case you’re interested. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2010/American-Eagle-Airlines-Launches-Service-to-Four-New-Cities-From-DallasFort-Worth-International-Airport/default....Jump to post
However, in many similar sized markets AA tends to try to take your first born for a nonstop to PHL. If they do that I’m sure a good percentage of travelers will continue driving to CLT and BNA/ATL, respectively. Are you really saying that rather than flying direct through PHL, Charleston flyers wi...Jump to post
They also relaunched ORD-ABE today 2x daily, equipment hasn’t been announced or loaded into their website. UA is running it 3x daily with Air Wisconsin I do believe. They operated this route on an ERJ-145 (I think) before or right after the merger. It may of only lasted one year, very short lived. ...Jump to post
I recollect it being blue It was completely separate and accessible via Island Ave. It was not a very nice place. I feel like the end gate had one passenger loading bridge (where BA parked their flight) but I could be wrong I’m not sure the location and condition of the terminal were all that impor...Jump to post
The majority of teams are still located in the Charlotte area, and flying is an even larger part of their operations as the series has spread out. Roush Racing used to own a couple of 727s which they used to shuttle crew members to races, operating out of CLT. Jack sold those a couple of years ago....Jump to post
CYS is an annual winter ski route that comes and goes every year. There's no skiing anywhere near CYS unless you're on skis holding a rope and being pulled on the streets by a pickup truck. Hey I didn't write that! Lol Whoops... my bad. We'll attribute that to 'rbavfan'. Made a mistake trying to tr...Jump to post
sagechan wrote:CYS is an annual winter ski route that comes and goes every year.
I was a little uncomfortable with the exits on the F-100 in case of an emergency. You had the overwing exits around row 11-14 depending on the configuration, but the plane had no exits in the aft, unlike other T tail mainline jets of the time like the DC-9, MD-80, 727.Jump to post
ABE’s expansion was different. The old airside was very cramped at certain times of the day, especially in the AM. This was pre-RJ era with more mainline jets when the expansion came. US had 3 mainline RONs with one jetway & they would park from where the DC9 is to the UA 727 (on the B&W pic...Jump to post
CLT has picked up a couple TATL diversions today: AA67: BCN-JFK (777) https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL67/history/20180104/0900Z/LEBL/KCLT AA737: LHR-PHL (333) https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL737/history/20180104/0955Z/EGLL/KCLT LH424: MUC-BOS (359) https://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...Jump to post
You can weigh in on a poll with the local community.
https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/pulse ... s-new-name
Piedmont Triad International Airport to become Central North Carolina International Airport. https://flyfrompti.com/airport-authority-votes-to-change-airport-name/?platform=hootsuite I know NC is a long state and GSO is near the middle although in the northern part of it. I just don’t think of GSO a...Jump to post
Nice adds for UA and ILM. The market shouldn't be a problem. UAX used to serve ILM several years ago. My guess is four flights daily, either 2x to each city or 1x ORD, 3x IAD on CR2s. https://www.facebook.com/flyilm [quote="klwright69] Is F9 still at the airport?[/quote] F9 didn't serve Wilming...Jump to post
Maybe MEM but that’s too close to ORD. Anywhere else is too close to IAH. UA really had not much SE presence before it merged with CO. RDU would probably be the only potential southeastern hub for them Agree, RDU is the only reasonable SE hub option out there, but does it siphon traffic away from I...Jump to post
There are a couple of things here not being thought about with suggestions of DL or AA flying mainline jets into HHH. - There are no close alternate airports to EYW whereas HHH has SAV not that far away with lots of additional flight options. - HHH has a lot more visitors driving (think MYR) from lo...Jump to post
DaufuskieGuy wrote:runway extension to 5000 feet expected by mid 2018 - is that enough for a CRJ 2000 to get to CLT with a profitable payload?
FAQ AA CLT-CDG MAR 0.3>0 Well crap. I booked the family on a CLT-CDG nonstop at the end of March so the kids didn't have to connect on their first TA trip. I haven't received an email from AA, but sure enough when I looked at my trip online, I'm going through JFK now. Ugh! I'm still booked non-stop...Jump to post
Midwestindy wrote:flyjoe wrote:
MCI already announced that as well, it's all over their twitter, if that is the announcement it would be pretty odd...
I'm guessing it's the new ViaAir seasonal flight to Steamboat Springs. Similar route also from Austin.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... ce-in-w17/
ABE is a perfect candidate for TATL service to Western European destinations. It has such a large population base within an hour or drive to pull from the PHL suburbs and western and central NJ. They would have to solve for a permanent customs solution other than the pop up support for one off fligh...Jump to post
It was a scheduled charter stop in CLT entire to ARN. The flight didn't depart until after midnight. The FB Plane Spotting CLT page has the visit well documented. It's a closed group so I'm not sure what's visible if you search for the page. The word on the site is a different airline makes up the r...Jump to post
Is this the first time AA will fly CLT-TUL / OKC 3x daily? Seems these routes are doing well! Both TUL/OKC were never flown by US metal in ages and ages. I think at one point OKC was linked to LIT using Fokker 28s, which made LIT look like a "mini" connector - you had Air Midwest flying 1...Jump to post