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by mke717spotter
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!

Greetings and thanks for checking out my latest trip report! Last May, me and a few of my friends did a two-week trip through six countries in Europe. This year, I was hoping to go back and do a similar trip (Iceland, Italy, Budapest), but the friend I was planning to go with took a new job over the...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKEWN- Who will use it?

Is there even a rough idea as to how many gates this new terminal would have?

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by mke717spotter
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 6472

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

yeogeo wrote:
American is adding MSN-PHX Jan-March next year.

It will be seasonal and operated by CR9.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions 9/3/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3068

Re: ORD Diversions 9/3/18

FlightAware is showing MKE got an LX 773, AY A333, and F9 A321 from CUN. If I wasn't at work I would definitely head over there and grab a few pics!

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by mke717spotter
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

Re: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo

ual763 wrote:
I can see a few 747s coming in regularly.

That would be pretty sweet, but couldn't they just use existing services that are provided by FedEx or UPS? Or would it be too much of a hassle routing the cargo through MEM/SDF?

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by mke717spotter
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 46
Views: 9367

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Sounds like MKE has been left in the dark: https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2018/08/21/wheres-onejet-carrier-no-longer-has-milwaukee-reservation-system/1051785002/ "Officials at Mitchell International Airport, owned and operated by Milwaukee County, have not been informed by OneJet...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 arriving to TUS: Announcing 2x weekly service to PVU and BLI
Replies: 20
Views: 1802

Re: G4 arriving to TUS: Announcing 2x weekly service to PVU and BLI

TUSDawg23 wrote:
Been a great 2018 for TUS and glad to see more ULCCs giving TUS a shot! In 2018 alone, we've gotten F9 to DEN, added service to DAL and SJC on WN, Via Air to AUS, the AA redeye flight to CLT, and now G4.

SY also started flights there this past December.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying AS + Posthumously flying VX - SEA-SFO-KOA
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Flying AS + Posthumously flying VX - SEA-SFO-KOA

Nice trip report and pictures. Kona airport is one of my favorites, it's really unique. Why didn't you fly nonstop from SEA on the way down?

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 19
Views: 3459

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

Thanks for the cool pictures. I went to school at UA in Tucson, graduated in 2014, so I drove past there numerous times on the way to/from Phoenix. Unfortunately for me, the place only became more accessible after I moved out.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SwiftAir at MKE- Wait, who?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2156

Re: SwiftAir at MKE- Wait, WHO?!

Was at MKE doing some spotting today and saw this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rqnmx3vnrotwoeb/MKE%20D%20Concourse%20sign.jpg?dl=0 Who is SwiftAir and what do they fly out of MKE? I think they operated this past winter's Funjet/Apple flights? I saw one of the 738s at MKE in February and it was in the...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The United States is a big county with a huge pool of talent. In my eye the reason why its football/soccer team fails to be among the top tier is simply because this sport is just not a priority for the vast majority of its people. Most of those with great athletic skills simply choose to pursue ot...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The US is out and I am at a loss. I can't remember the last time I felt this bad. All they needed to do was tie against Trinidad & Tobago, the last place team in the group, and they completely blew it. What I can't fathom is that the team was completely lifeless for first 45 minutes and didn't e...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

After today's games there's a very real possibility that Argentina will miss out on the World Cup for the first time since 1970.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3573

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

In the event that the proposed YX startup actually ends up happening, it looks like OneJet is trying to beat them to the punch! At least this will give those ground-level boarding gates at concourse D some use.

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by mke717spotter
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The last round of qualifiers for Russia 2018 are coming up this week and then the play-off round will occur about a month later. How is everyone feeling about their respective countries? Its been an up and down campaign for the US team and they didn't impress the last two games, so now they've got t...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58730

Re: DL Future Expansion

Don't know why any of you fail to mention MKE as it had a very large NW presence for years and most flights from MKE to Europe now require 2 stops unless you fly AA or UA over ORD. According to what they are saying MKE makes perfect sense. Granted, I don't travel to Europe THAT often, but when I ha...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 9492

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

I remember seeing SY 727s/DC-10s at MKE back in the day when I was a little kid. I know they flew to LAS, but I don't know if these were just charter flights or if they operated any other routes.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Gates at MKE?
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: Allegiant Gates at MKE?

It's possible Allegiant gets D53 and when the winter charters start they have to go elsewhere. D53 makes the most sense to me, nearly all of the vendors are located down there at that end of the concourse. Speaking of winter charters though, will Norwegian be back this winter? The last few years th...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15302

Re: Midwest Express 2017

Pretty sure the CRJs are the plan. At least they could utilize the abandoned ground-level boarding gates on the concourse D stem, which were originally renovated for YX in the first place. Slightly off-topic, but does anyone know what they're doing with the gates on the opposite side of the concour...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 13: Super old, Super 80, Mad Dog Across the Midwest! (AA ORD-MSP, Aug'16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

Re: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 13: Super old, Super 80, Mad Dog Across the Midwest! (AA ORD-MSP, Aug'16)

I enjoyed reading your report, good pictures also. When NW/DL still had DC-9s that was one of my favorite planes to fly on, so now the MD-80 is the next best thing.

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by mke717spotter
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dreamliner to Paradise! LGW-CUN on Thomson's B787!
Replies: 4
Views: 5188

Re: Dreamliner to Paradise! LGW-CUN on Thomson's B787!

Nice trip report and pictures. I've vacationed in Playa Del Carmen multiple times and its always been great.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 7601

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD

Thanks for the extra comments! Its takes time/effort to put these reports together so I'm glad people enjoy reading them. UA 737-800 to Milwaukee? I can't imagine how short that flight is - my wife's parents live just north of O'Hare, and sometimes we fly to MKE as it's more convenient. That flight ...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15302

Re: Midwest Express 2017

When I saw the headline I thought it was too good to be true. I'm not a fan of CR2s though, or the color scheme that they've selected. In fact it will be difficult to live up to their promise of "comfortable seating and chocolate cookies" if that's the aircraft type they choose. If they ar...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to commence mainline service to Central Illinois airports
Replies: 35
Views: 6905

Re: Rumor: United to commence mainline service to Central Illinois airports

UA has been using mainline on ORD-MSN for a while now so I guess these proposed routes are similar in terms of distance and city size.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 7601

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD

Would love to go to Prague. Was told that it is very crowded in the summer. Heard that the Louvre is also very crowded. When I visited the Louvre and the Anne Frank house in the 1960s, the lines were short. There were a lot less tourists in those days. All of the main places we visited were indeed ...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 7601

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD

Uber is forbidden in Germany and many other European countries as a Taxi Driver License is required to offer taxi-like services. Really? I'm almost positive I took an Uber back to the hostel from the nightclub. The only place where absolutely nothing came up on the app was in Barcelona. This is a g...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 7601

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD

Great trip report! Thanks for such a detailed report. Really enjoyed both your report itself and your photos! You take really great pictures. Thank you! Surprised you never took the TGV from Barcelona to Paris. The entire high-speed line between these two cities is now open and SNCF uses double-dec...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.
Replies: 126
Views: 14672

Re: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.

MKE-HOU starts at long last at 1x/day, however it looks like MKE-DAL is gone. Assuming this is planned to be permanent I think it's a net positive for Milwaukee as Houston needs the service more than Dallas. It seems like usually any WN adds regarding MKE also involve simultaneous cuts, which is a ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 12: Flying the Friendly Skies... (United Munich to Chicago, Aug '16)
Replies: 14
Views: 4348

Re: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 12: Flying the Friendly Skies... (United Munich to Chicago, Aug '16)

Nice trip report and pictures!

CollegeAviator wrote:
The couscous salad was not very fresh, and it smelt pretty bad. Skipped it.

I had this on my UA ORD-LHR flight back in May, except I thought it was pretty good!

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 7601

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD

Amazing TR! Perfect combination of pictures and words, made for an really enjoyable read and I felt like I was traveling w/ you. Great report! Thanks! United has a cabin crew base in London and they staff some of their US-LHR flights. Most likely they were working your outbound flight. Makes sense!

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 7601

Euro Trip: United ORD-LHR & TXL-EWR-ORD

Hello everybody, I'm back with my first trip report in over year. After finishing college I moved back home to Wisconsin and spent the last two years preparing to apply to medical school. I took some extra classes to raise my GPA, worked as an EMT, and did a couple other things to beef up my resume....

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 38507

Re: Frontier To Announce 8 New Routes From MIA

MKE officials want a MIA nonstop so that makes sense as a certain one of the eight. http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/2017/07/18/frontier-adding-milwaukee-nonstop-service-miami-tampa/489081001/ "(Miami has) been something that has been missing from the Milwaukee route map for decades," ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6105

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

ericm2031 wrote:
I thought WN was moving SFO-MKE to OAK, but apparently not...not sure that will last though.

Last I heard MKE-SFO/SAN/SEA is becoming seasonal.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9923

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

This takes me back to a couple years ago when I was traveling home for the summer after my first year of college. I was in the baggage claim at MKE waiting for my luggage to come out, and going around the carousel was a 30-pack of Natural Light! On another note, I studied abroad in Australia for fou...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

stlgph wrote:
Great to see Chicago brought into this.

I know there's lots of Poles in Chicago (and Milwaukee, for that matter), but how does the Hungarian population around here stack up? Is there going to be enough O&D traffic?

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15148

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

What Chicago airport is Norwegian going to use? You think 787 can land at MDW? There are other Chicago airports. Norwegian loves using the 3rd and 4th airports of a city. There was some talk on A.net that they might consider MKE, but I don't think that's likely until the proposed international term...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

This sounds like an interesting venture to say the least. The only current TATL flight that BUD has is AC's seasonal YYZ service.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening

I toned down the exposure ever so slightly and it got accepted the second time through!

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9947

Re: Allegiant Air Route announcement 06/20

Milwaukee new to the network and gets FLL, IWA, SFB and PGD. They'll also be serving PIE. For the past few years I have been saying that G4 should look into starting MKE. Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Florida are popular destinations from Wisconsin and for the most part WN has had those markets to themse...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission: 747: KLM 747-400 IAH-AMS-JFK J
Replies: 7
Views: 7646

Re: Mission: 747: KLM 747-400 IAH-AMS-JFK J

Thanks for the nice trip report and pictures. Unfortunately many airlines have begun retiring their 747s, which means that the time to fly on them is now! My mission is to fly on 747s with as many airlines as possible before it's too late. I just got back from a trip in Europe and I was a bit bummed...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest's Cincinnati Inaugural June 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4874

Re: Southwest's Cincinnati Inaugural June 2017

Nice trip report and pictures. I was considering flying on the inaugural Volaris flight from MKE, just to experience the pomp and festivities of a first flight, but I just never got around to it. There were some Southwest staffs discussing the new flights, and they were all discussing the signage. I...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening

The Norwegian pic got accepted so thanks a lot for your help with that!



However, the Air Force One shot was rejected for being overexposed. Should I try uploading that original edit?

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS
Replies: 78
Views: 13638

Re: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS

ORD, MDW, ATL and MSP are the most long range flights that make out of TUS. WN did have seasonal service to BWI a few years ago (Saturday only I think), but it never came back. Its too bad AA is ending the JFK flight, I had some friends still in school there that were pretty excited they could take...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13435

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

RFD could maybe be a market for them. It will either be MKE or RFD if they fly to Chicago. Personally, the better option would be RFD considering it would be cheaper to operate at. Seriously? RFD? I just can't see that happening at all. No one except for G4 has been able to sustain service there (F...

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by mke717spotter
Sun May 07, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening

Ok I made the changes you recommended. How do they look now? http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/mO7YcD.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/IkQFjp.jpg BTW here are the originals. It seems like the color change occurs only after I edit them in Lightroom and Photoshop. http://imagizer....

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by mke717spotter
Sun May 07, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening

Would you please go and have a look you camera setting, i doubt that you are using RGB to take photo so when you upload to website the color will be faded. If you are using RGB in your Camera i recommend you to change it to sRGB. It was set to sRGB and it only gives me the option to change it to Ad...

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by mke717spotter
Fri May 05, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening

For some reason the color of the images is different after I uploaded them to ImageShack. Anyone know why? I edited them in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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by mke717spotter
Fri May 05, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: MKE717Spotter Pre-screening
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

MKE717Spotter Pre-screening

Its been a few years since I've tried uploading any photos, but now that I've got a new camera I figured I'd give it another shot. Let me know how these look, I'm not sure if I edited them incorrectly. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/8AsxFG.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/OgD...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United introduces E175's to GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 3324

Re: United introduces E175's to GRB

It looks like MSN has gotten capacity bumps as well. UA is flying the 738 from ORD/DEN, DL from MSP has a 757. UA also one ORD-MKE flight on a 738.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11997

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

enilria wrote:
DL BOS-MKE DEC 0.9>0.5

I thought they had bumped this up to 2x daily? Did that get rescinded or is it just a seasonal upgrade for the summer?

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