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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4352

Re: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

Thanks for the report, it's a great insight into flying at the moment. As surreal and underwhelming as the experience was, hopefully it's one you can look back on fondly in years to come when we're all (hopefully) crammed back on top of each other into those 9-abreast 787s! Rotten luck that your ex...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: COVID-19: Heathrow to Keflavik 757 - swab tests and masks "in case of emergency, remember to take off your mask"
Replies: 2
Views: 3368

Re: COVID-19: Heathrow to Keflavik 757 - swab tests and masks "in case of emergency, remember to take off your mask"

Interesting trip report and nice pictures. I flew BA LHR-ORD towards the end of May and back then the airport was completely deserted, so judging from your pictures it looks like travel may have picked back up a bit. It will be interesting to see how long the UK sticks with their 14 day quarantine p...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening MKE717spotter
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Pre-screening MKE717spotter

Thank you for the feedback. Can you please recommend how to avoid compression? I am using Photoshop Elements 2020 and saving the image at the highest quality setting, but after resizing the image the quality greatly decreases.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4352

Re: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

rampbro wrote:
My cousin went to St. George's. He loved it, and is having a successful career. Haters gonna hate.

Haha right on!!!

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In the Footsteps of Film Stars: The InterContinental Carlton Cannes and the French Riviera
Replies: 4
Views: 2893

Re: In the Footsteps of Film Stars: The InterContinental Carlton Cannes and the French Riviera

Good photos. The French Riviera does indeed look like a nice place. I've been to Paris a few times and although it doesn't seem to be as heralded as the Mediterranean areas in Spain and Italy, I'd like to visit Nice in the future.

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by mke717spotter
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4352

Re: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

Thank you for the comments and I'm glad you all found it interesting. If it operates I've got my first COVID flight on Wednesday, so very interesting to see how things have changed. I have since flown domestically on Delta. They cap their flights at 60% capacity so with all the bad that's come out o...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114595

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

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AmricanShamrok wrote:
Let us know what your experience is like when you do arrive as passenger to T5.

In case you're still interested:

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4352

American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

Hello and welcome to my latest trip report! Pretty much ever since I was young, I had my sights set on following in my dad's footsteps and becoming a physician. Sad to say, during college I was always more of a B than an A student so when it came to medical school admissions my grades unfortunately ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 11
Views: 4138

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

Awesome trip report and pictures! I definitely wouldn't have expected them to let a crowd of people head down onto the ramp - what an awesome experience that must've been!

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cleveland on a Delta A321, MD88, CRJ-900 & 737-900
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

Re: Cleveland on a Delta A321, MD88, CRJ-900 & 737-900

Nice photos. Looks like you had a nice variety of aircraft. Sounds like quite a tiring day of traveling, however. I don't think I could pull off that kind of trip without turning into a zombie. I can't sleep on planes at all.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 (ECONOMY) Milwaukee (MKE) - Orlando (MCO)
Replies: 1
Views: 1967

Re: [Video Only] Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 (ECONOMY) Milwaukee (MKE) - Orlando (MCO)

aviationMCO8 wrote:
I checked out Concourse E where Midwest used to be, it's all closed off now.

Midwest was actually in Concourse D. Northwest and then eventually Delta (post-merger) was in E.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 23
Views: 4145

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

I have to say I'm fairly surprised they're still trudging forward. First they kept delaying their start, then the problem with Elite came up, and once the whole COVID-19 situation flared up I figured that would probably be the final nail in the coffin. Though maybe they would have had more of a mess...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249967

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I'm doing ORD-ATL-CHS-ATL on 5/31 with the last flight being on the MD-88. Then I'm going to spend a night at the famous Renaissance Concourse Hotel (I'm assuming it shouldn't be difficult to get a room facing the runway) before doing ATL-IAH the next morning on the MD-90. Its been a few days since...

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 28, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249967

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I'm doing ORD-ATL-CHS-ATL on 5/31 with the last flight being on the MD-88. Then I'm going to spend a night at the famous Renaissance Concourse Hotel (I'm assuming it shouldn't be difficult to get a room facing the runway) before doing ATL-IAH the next morning on the MD-90. Just to follow up on this...

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by mke717spotter
Sun May 17, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249967

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

As someone who is based in the MKE area, the scarcity of flights makes it logistically difficult if not impossible to pull off one last trip on the MD-88s/90s without having to spend a night in ATL or elsewhere. Update: I found a series of reasonably priced flights and decided to pull the trigger. ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue May 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25134

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Hey we have to remember. It is NOT all about you. With the second part in mind, are you seriously suggesting the UK should plan everything entirely around you......because you're pretty sorely mistaken. There's roughly 120 other people in the program (just about all of whom are from outside the UK)...

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by mke717spotter
Mon May 11, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249967

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

maybe I'll get to fly on one before then (but looks like probably not). As someone who is based in the MKE area, the scarcity of flights makes it logistically difficult if not impossible to pull off one last trip on the MD-88s/90s without having to spend a night in ATL or elsewhere. I had planned t...

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by mke717spotter
Sun May 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114595

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Has anyone arrived on an international flight at ORD recently? I'm flying BA from LHR in a few weeks and I was wondering if there's anything noteworthy I should expect upon arrival. Based on a quick online search, I can't seem to find anything about the existence of an official quarantine policy. Ev...

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by mke717spotter
Sun May 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25134

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

United Kingdom have 14 day quarantines in place for those entering. Supposedly Boris Johnson is supposed to announce this policy tonight and it will start in June. For me personally, it sounds like a nightmare. Following the summer break I'm supposed to return to the UK for the second term of my me...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL
Replies: 5
Views: 6749

Re: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL

Glad you got one last flight on a venerable aircraft type, and I'm hoping to do the same with DL's MDs as they too are being prematurely retired because of the pandemic. I never got the chance to fly aboard a A300/A310, nor the 727, the latter of which I'm particularly bummed about missing out on. T...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 5304

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

Thanks for the interesting trip report and pictures. Its obviously surreal seeing ORD so quiet and empty in the middle of the day. I'm flying BA LHR-ORD in a few weeks and I'm sure it will be a memorable experience. I guess I hadn't considered that many of the restaurants at even a large airport lik...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249967

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Delta is retiring all MD88s and MD90s effectively in June. Does that mean at least a few will remain flying through the end of May? I would love to get one last flight on these planes but I'm not returning home to the US until May 23rd. Does anyone know which cities out of ATL are still seeing the ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

For starters, BA had cancelled my flight to TLV that was scheduled for late April. I applied for the voucher and was told I would receive it within seven days, but that was eight days ago and I still haven't gotten an email. Now I've just found out that the first leg of my NCL-LHR-ORD trip in late ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

While the UK may just be in it's "lock down" exit phase phase by then, I have a sneaky feeling large swathes of the US won't be open for business anyway so it'll be moot. If they've cancelled the 1st leg, the whole ticket (assuming it is all one ticket) should be subject to a full refund,...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

For starters, BA had cancelled my flight to TLV that was scheduled for late April. I applied for the voucher and was told I would receive it within seven days, but that was eight days ago and I still haven't gotten an email. Now I've just found out that the first leg of my NCL-LHR-ORD trip in late M...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!
Replies: 7
Views: 6387

Re: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!

Great, classic trip report. I enjoyed your commentary, the meal photos and the photos of Bali and the Philippines. Great work! This was an amazing Trip Report .. incredible pics throughout and a great read! Thank you! It can be a little mentally exhausting putting a long report like this together s...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49365

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

crjflyboy wrote:
usxguy wrote:
Do CRJs even have ovens?


no they don't have ovens ...no cookie for you

When SkyWest was flying for the old Midwest they installed ovens on the CRJs and voilà - cookies!

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by mke717spotter
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3458

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ai ... tion-2020/
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Temporary additions for the upcoming Democratic Convention: UA will fly LAX/LGA/IAD/DCA-MKE and there will also be an extra SFO-MKE frequency. AA is also adding a DCA-MKE flight.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ai ... tion-2020/

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by mke717spotter
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying BA's 777-200ER LHR-MAD (J & F !)
Replies: 2
Views: 3372

Re: Flying BA's 777-200ER LHR-MAD (J & F !)

Nice trip report and thank you for the photos. Obviously there are many BA/IB flights during the day but if you have the time the BA/IB widebodies are the way to go ! A nice way to sample long haul cabins for a couple of hours. Have to say T5 is always a joy (For me) & lounge access a nice bonus...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3458

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020

crjflyboy wrote:
Has MKE ever had nonstop flights to Germany?

IIRC Condor or someone else ran flights to Germany during the summer quite a while back. I don't remember all of the details but I think it was during the early 90s and I don't think it lasted very long.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ryanair London to Frankfurt
Replies: 4
Views: 4589

Re: Ryanair London to Frankfurt

Thank you for the trip report and pictures. The ads plastered all over the cabin are undoubtedly tacky but what are you gonna do? I've only flown Ryanair once before but I agree its fine as long as you know what you're doing. My dad was fortunate that I was traveling along with him on that occasion ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!
Replies: 7
Views: 6387

Re: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!

Nice report. Enjoyed reading it. Nice report and photos. Thanks for the comments! Legroom looks bad on EVA? Next time go to Palawan. The beaches on Bali look not so nice. I just flew AA ORD-LHR a few days ago on a 788 and it seemed noticeably more cramped than the EVA flight, at least from what I c...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to take some ex SQ772’s
Replies: 22
Views: 6729

Re: LOT to take some ex SQ772’s

Blerg wrote:

Just the other day they extended the leases for Air Belgium's A340s.

So they'll have the 777s in addition to the A340s? It will be interesting to see whether or not these planes get repainted in the LO livery.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!
Replies: 7
Views: 6387

Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!

Hello and thanks for checking out my latest trip report! Each of the past two summers I've traveled to Europe and Asia with a group of friends. This year, most of those guys had just started new jobs and as a result, they couldn't really take time off to go on another trip. It looked like there wasn...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249967

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Currently at MKE on A321 bound for MSP, and just a few minutes ago I was pleasantly surprised to see an MD-88 pull into the gate next to us!

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by mke717spotter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2638

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

I'm a little confused though because if Palpatine is her grandfather then what was the deal with her parents? Either the mother or father would have to be related to Palpatine. Or did they simply adopt Rey, and if so, then who were her real parents? Furthermore, what happened to the whole thing abo...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249967

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

DeltaMD95 wrote:
Looks like the DL MD-88 will be exiting the ORD service very soon. Sad to say.

When is that? I was hoping to do a daytrip next summer and catch one last ride on them.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49365

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

It could be that Elite decided to ditch MidEx. Parts of the new livery are gone from the plane originally painted in the Midwest livery... if this is the case, maybe Ultimate or Contour will take over. Has anyone considered the idea that maybe a different batch of CRJs are destined to fly for Midwe...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2638

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

I saw the finale last night and although it falls short of being great, I thought it was good enough. The Last Jedi was a letdown. In some ways, it just didn't feel like a Star Wars movie and there were too many cringeworthy scenes (too much comedy, Leia flying through space, casino escapade, etc.)....

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by mke717spotter
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49365

Re: Midwest Express aiming for January launch

It's been a quiet few months for Midwest Express, but it sounds like they're getting closer to takeoff. Yes, it has been quiet, especially considering their previous plan was to have flights operating by the end of this year. I was starting to think maybe things had petered out. The article mention...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 62141

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

Is it too late for Boeing to design a 717 Max?

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by mke717spotter
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Volotea B717 to Dubrovnik
Replies: 3
Views: 9762

Re: Volotea B717 to Dubrovnik

I remembered seeing Volotea B717 at Venice in 2015, while I was boarding my Easyjet flight. Little did I ever think back then that I would get a chance to fly Volotea. Being in India gives you flights on some of the newest aircraft in the world but never the rare ones, which are aplenty in USA and ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 120584

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

This year LOT will get 1 more 787, next year it will get 3 more and if the other 3 get their engines fixed it will need to fly them somewhere. SFO will probably get more flights and so will DEL. So where else can LOT fly other then to establish itself at each destination as daily or more. Is EWR up...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 19162

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

You are not going to find many people in Chicago upset about the current Blue Line shutdown and work... In fact... most are cheering it on.. Don't forget that forcing Blue Line riders onto shuttle buses isn't the only inconvenience. Part of the problem with the People Mover shutdown is that the shu...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 19162

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

More train trouble at ORD: Blue Line will be suspended from 9/27 to 10/7 between the airport and the Rosemont station. More shuttle buses will be brought in. Can they make ORD anymore miserable? https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-cta-blue-line-construction-shut-down-201909...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400
Replies: 11
Views: 13164

Re: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400

Nice trip report and pictures. LO has a decent-sized operation at TLV (flights to Gdańsk, Kraków, Lublin, Rzeszów, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław). What was the purpose of your trip? Visiting family, tourism, etc.? An announcement was made that beginning 30 minutes prior to landing, all passengers would nee...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to end MKE-GDL?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Volaris to end MKE-GDL?

Some people noticed that Volaris (and Allegiant for that matter) flights weren't bookable after a certain date, even taking seasonality of flights into account. I didn't even realize that G4 was leaving MKE (they are still listed on MKE's website but not on the Wikipedia page). Couple this with WN'...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132381

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

MKE got an MD-80 on the penultimate day yesterday and now I'm kind of regretting that I didn't get up there to grab a pic. Can someone explain to me why AA's MD-80s sound much quieter than DL's during landing? Is it because the engines are newer or the pilots simply dont apply reverse thrust as much?

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