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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

There are still three spots up for grabs and these will be decided in June: Costa Rica vs. New Zealand Wales vs. the winner of Scotland-Ukraine Peru vs. the winner of Australia-UAE Costa Rica, Wales, and Australia have secured the finals spots. The field of 32 is now set. From the US perspective I ...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 21, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at MKE?
Replies: 6
Views: 3268

Re: Incident at MKE?

GSPSPOT wrote:
Wasn't that runway closed for the better part of a year ALREADY recently??

7R/25L was being worked on last year.

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by mke717spotter
Mon May 09, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 9074

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Two points: 1.) I flew B6 to JFK the other day and the load was very light. Well under half of the seats were filled. Granted, this was on a Saturday and I realize that one flight doesn't give the whole picture, but hopefully they are patient and can make MKE work. 2.) I was told that 19R/1L will be...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break: American Airlines First Class ORD-MIA-ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 4529

Re: Spring Break: American Airlines First Class ORD-MIA-ORD

Looks like a decent breakfast for sure - and something that is quite unique (serving smoked salmon) on domestic flights. You're right, I was expecting something completely unoriginal like an omelet so that was a nice surprise. Upon its restart the train initially had limited hours, but now it's run...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: (Photos and Videos) HNL-OGG-HNL: Honolulu to Maui - HA176 & Maui to Honolulu - HA535 Boeing 717-200
Replies: 2
Views: 3030

Re: (Photos and Videos) HNL-OGG-HNL: Honolulu to Maui - HA176 & Maui to Honolulu - HA535 Boeing 717-200

I have fond memories of flying on AQ's 732s and HA's DC-95s back in the day. Its a shame the former isn't around anymore. I'm sort of surprised that HA has first class seating on their 717s, considering how short all those inter-island flights are.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 671
Views: 125359

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

How does this work with regards to economy lots G and H? The CDA website is unclear with regards to these lots. I assume the shuttles to lots G & H will continue to run even after the May 1 cutoff of shuttle service to the MMF noted in the CDA press release. Do the G & H shuttles take peopl...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 9074

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Haven't heard or seen anything about Midwest 2.0 in over a year. It sounds dead in the water, as expected. We can lump Contour Airlines' MKE experiment in with this. If you recall, they started flying from MKE to PIT and IND in October, but it looks like the flights were quietly dropped after only ...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 9074

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Does anyone know the latest on Midwest Express 2.0 or the new international terminal that was supposed to replace E? Are these plans alive, on life support, dead? The last news article I can find about Midwest is from just over a year ago in which their spokesperson provided few details but said the...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break: American Airlines First Class ORD-MIA-ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 4529

Spring Break: American Airlines First Class ORD-MIA-ORD

Greetings and welcome to another one of my trip reports! For those of you that haven't seen my previous posts, I'm currently halfway through medical school. The first two years are basically the same as undergrad. You spend most of your time in the classroom dealing with lectures and exams. Then the...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 9074

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMSP/KMKE
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Does anyone know why this flight diverted to MKE? It was sort of foggy in Milwaukee tonight, so I don't know if that might've extended down to ORD. The times don't really make much sense though.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMSP/KMKE

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 9074

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Per MKE's Facebook page, DL is adding JFK-MKE. It starts June 6 and will be flown with a CR7. This route has come and gone several times over the years.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2022

Has mask wearing been required at KOA even though the entire terminal is open-air?

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by mke717spotter
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

People were going nuts over a 5-1 win over Panama at home. Another thing that bothered me is that the players paraded around the field with a big "qualified" banner after that game, even though it wasn't a sure thing yet. So, who is the 'group of death' ? Maybe C (Argentina, Mexico, Polan...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The list of qualified teams: Qatar Germany Denmark Brazil France Belgium Croatia Spain Serbia England Switzerland Netherlands Argentina Iran South Korea Japan Saudi Arabia Ecuador Uruguay Canada Ghana Senegal Portugal Poland Tunisia Morocco Cameroon USA Mexico So far Canada and Qatar are really the ...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Calm Before the Storm: DL BOS-SEA-BOS+ Boeing at BFI and PAE
Replies: 3
Views: 4084

Re: The Calm Before the Storm: DL BOS-SEA-BOS+ Boeing at BFI and PAE

Nice trip report and pictures. I wouldn't have had Washington at the top of my list of skiing destinations. Who knew?

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by mke717spotter
Sun Mar 27, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The US is in a good position to qualify. Whenever they play down in Mexico its always hyped up as a tall order but I actually think they probably should've came away with a W. That's three straight qualifying cycles now that they've been able to secure a draw at Estadio Azteca. A win at home against...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Domestic A350 ATL-DTW-ORD-MDW-ATL on Delta
Replies: 4
Views: 4910

Re: Another Domestic A350 ATL-DTW-ORD-MDW-ATL on Delta

Nice report and pictures. Sounds like you got your steps in running around the terminal at DTW.

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by mke717spotter
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3488

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

Yeah, those decisions were clearly all about the football. :sarcastic: I was pretty clear that I didn't think it was ONLY about football. All I'm saying is that there was a clear opportunity to seize an advantage. As far as those three football teams are concerned, it worked out very conveniently f...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 03, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3488

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

Poland will not play their World Cup play-off match which is scheduled to be played in Moscow on 24th March. Not that I don't think they're sincere in their objections to Russia's actions in Ukraine, but I can't help but think that the declarations from Poland, Sweden, and the Czech Republic had at...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 03, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 9074

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

NK is adding seasonal MKE-MYR for the upcoming summer. It will start out as 2x weekly in May and then it will gain another frequency in June. UA operated this route last year with a very similar schedule, albeit with CR2s. Of that trove of seasonal flights that UA added a year ago, it doesn't look l...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 634
Views: 10827

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

It seems like blue America is finally ready to move on from the pandemic phase. New York, Rhode Island, Illinois, California and other liberal states are rolling back mask and proof of vaccination rules. It was pretty obvious that the political pressure was building. We can only hope that another va...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Feb 07, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72796

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

I'm surprised that Frontier is the one that's buying Spirit. I thought it would've been the other way around.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Feb 03, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

With the latest qualifying window now concluded Iran and South Korea have punched their tickets to the World Cup. The other noteworthy occurrence was the US beating Honduras 3-0 in a game where it was 5 degrees Fahrenheit at kickoff. It was the coldest game in USMNT history, and I'd be interested to...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Feb 03, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 9074

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Flying out of Milwaukee, they might get a raised eyebrow or two! :spit: In one month since arriving in the midwest from KEF, OK-TVV's done 14 MKE-CUN turns + 5 to and from PUJ. Quite a departure from its earlier life flying CDG TLV FUE KTT FNC and the like. It's always some random carrier who opera...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady announces retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Tom Brady announces retirement

StarAC17 wrote:
Rodgers can leave GB but he should not leave the NFC.

The Packers would be crazy to trade him to an NFC team. Remember, Tampa Bay was the other team in on Favre and in they end they sent him to New York.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady announces retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Tom Brady announces retirement

It's official.... Tom Brady stood up! Interestingly, he thanks a lot of people in his Instagram post but there's no mention of Bill Belichick or the Patriots. In light of this move I think Rodgers would be crazy to leave Green Bay. I know the Packers have flopped in the playoffs recently but with B...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6754

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Niners D delivered again. Sorry Rodgers, still can't beat 'em. Nope he sure can't. Wonder what the future holds for him. What a brutal loss. Three straight 13-win seasons and zero trips to the Super Bowl. The offense obviously didn't play good enough and Rodgers gets some of the blame for that, but...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6754

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

I'll be in attendance at Lambeau Field on Saturday. Currently they're forecasting a high of 20 degrees F and it's supposed to approach 0 overnight. I was also there in 2014 for the playoff game against San Francisco and that day it was around 5 degrees at kickoff. The 49ers won that game, but the Pa...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 634
Views: 10827

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I'm currently watching my Arizona Wildcats take on Stanford in Palo Alto. Inconceivably, we're back to having no fans in the arena. Despite the availability of masks, testing, and vaccines, I just can't believe that we're back to the point where we can't have people attend a basketball game. It's ex...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Southwest - BLI-LAS-BLI
Replies: 7
Views: 4894

Re: Flying Southwest - BLI-LAS-BLI

Interesting trip report and pictures. I didn't know much about Bellingham but there airport there sort of reminds of the one in Tijuana in that they both attract passengers from both sides of the border.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Caribbean Med School: B6 & AA ORD-JFK-GND-MIA-ORD
Replies: 11
Views: 7895

Re: Caribbean Med School: B6 & AA ORD-JFK-GND-MIA-ORD

I am curious to find out why you had to be towed out to the runway as a matter of airport policy. If you have B727s at the airport I’m guessing it’s not due to noise sensitivity! So I got in contact with a local spotter down there and I was told this procedure was implemented because a piece of pav...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6754

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

To me the NFC side of the bracket is way more unpredictable. I could realistically see all of the home teams getting upset. Yes, even the Buccaneers, who are missing some key players and probably should've lost to the Jets last weekend. The Packers are getting some big names back (Za’Darius Smith, D...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 23448

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

They're now calling for new lockdowns in Canada. Why are so many double and triple vaxxed people willing to go along with this? It doesn't make much sense to lock down after initially telling people to get vaccinated to avoid a lockdown. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-doctors-react...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beloved John Madden has passed away
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: Beloved John Madden has passed away

I just watched FOX's documentary about him the other day so when I saw this news today I immediately thought that the timing wasn't a coincidence. Maybe they knew he was unwell and they wanted to interview him and put it together while he was still around. However, the article on ESPN says he died &...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 23448

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Well, we're already starting to hear the idea of a FOURTH COVID shot being tossed around: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/08/omicron-pfizer-ceo-says-we-may-need-fourth-covid-vaccine-doses-sooner-than-expected.html Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Wednesday that people might need a fourth Covid-19 shot soo...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Caribbean Med School: B6 & AA ORD-JFK-GND-MIA-ORD
Replies: 11
Views: 7895

Re: Caribbean Med School: B6 & AA ORD-JFK-GND-MIA-ORD

Wow, what a story of your flight down. Sounds like a very stressful and tiring time at ORD. Glad you made it down and back okay, but hoping for easier travel days in the future! Wow, sounds like you had a really awful trip down to GND. Good you made it evenutally. Not a great time to be at uni, let...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 22711

Re: United dropping 14 routes

IAD-MKE just started in July.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA DCA-SEA via TUS, PHX, and DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 4969

Re: AA DCA-SEA via TUS, PHX, and DFW

Nice trip report. A lot of times when flights going to ORD divert to MKE they end up putting everyone on buses to get them down there. I'm sure you're grateful you didn't end up in that situation.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Why should they? First, if they were in AFC those small island teams might have to travel to Lebanon, which would be a huge issue. Second, chances that one of OFC members qualifies for WC are probably higher with half a place granted, instead of having to play all the way through AFC qualifiers. Fr...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The draw for the European playoffs was held today and the possibility of Italy and Portugal ending up in the same bracket has been realized. Only one can make it to the World Cup. Path A Austria @ Wales (winner hosts final) Ukraine @ Scotland Path B Poland @ Russia (winner hosts final) Czech Republi...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The US has the most talented group of players ever assembled in its history and yet they are struggling with teams like Jamaica. And then there are the injuries. Why is it that US players have so much trouble with injuries? Yes, there's talent, but they're still pretty young and as a group they hav...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Updated standings as of 11/17/2021: AFC Group A Iran - 16 South Korea - 14 United Arab Emirates - 6 Lebanon - 5 Iraq - 4 Syria - 2 Group B Saudi Arabia - 16 Japan - 12 Australia - 11 Oman - 7 China - 5 Vietnam - 0 CAF Algeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tu...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

I am not sure you can class the USA as a big name in football. Since when is the USA considered a big name in International football? USA is NOT a big name in football. The point I was trying to make was that it was a shock that they weren't able to qualify. Back to that original point though, now ...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

In 2018 there were several big names that missed out (Italy, Netherlands, USA) but for now it appears that all of the favorites are positioned to progress. Apparently I spoke too soon. Portugal lost at home to Serbia on a late goal and now they've been relegated to the playoff route. I also didn't ...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5849

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

We just had the EUROs and Copa America not too long ago and yet we're already coming down the home stretch of qualifiers for the next World Cup. UEFA is in the midst of the their last match day of the first round. Meanwhile, CONCACAF is at the midway point. In 2018 there were several big names that ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 107
Views: 18311

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

The DTW terminal is wonderful, but it is a bit oversized for DL’s current operations. I know it was built to be NW’s primary hub, but DL was only running around 450 flights pre-covid IIRC. It would be nice if they flowed more connections over DTW going forward. A few years ago I noticed that they h...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 20905

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

UA is cutting ORD-CWA.

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by mke717spotter
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: {Video Only} DTW to MSP connecting in Wausau, Wis.
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Re: {Video Only} DTW to MSP connecting in Wausau, Wis.

I remember when I was a kid I wanted to get my dad to have us fly MKE-CWA for a ski trip to Granite Peak (Midwest Connect/Skyway Airlines used to fly that route). When you entered DTW-MSP on DL.com did that routing actually come up as an option? Or did you have to select "multi-city" to cr...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD ATS Train Finally Re-opening Wednesday, Nov. 3
Replies: 20
Views: 4569

Re: ORD ATS Train Finally Re-opening Wednesday, Nov. 3

According to ORD's Facebook page the train will only operate from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM and then buses will continue to run 24/7. I don't understand that, unless they plan on eventually expanding the train hours within a short period of time. Didn't the old train run 24/7?

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 9662

Re: 2021 US Elections.

A Republican hasn't won a state-wide contest in Virginia since 2009, so I still think it would be an upset if Youngkin wins. For the longest time it seems like Democrats have been running against Trump and their strategy was to tie any Republican candidates to him. Now that he's been out of office f...

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