The smoke got noticeably worse in the past few hours. I'm in Brooklyn and when you step outside you can smell it clearly now. The orange color is like something out of Blade Runner 2049.Jump to post
Hasn’t HA been in search of a viable DC9/B717 replacement for inter island ops for years? Yes, but now it's available. Get the ARJ21 (4 times as many of them as you actually need), the only new certification the flight deck crew needs is a refresh of their DC9 certs, and some Chinese, so they know ...Jump to post
Wow. Never realized there were that many flights to Milwaukee! Do people really fly that much vs taking the train or driving? I assume this is mainly for connecting traffic but even for that, wouldn't it be easier to drive or take one of those airport buses? I have done ORD-MKE twice. Both times it...Jump to post
Do you fly into LGA a lot? I’m based at LGA, so I fly in and out of LGA a few days a week. The approach to 22 is the best (if you’re coming from the south). Depending what way they are taking off, determines if you get vectored to a left downwind or fly right over the city. If they are departing Ru...Jump to post
I love flying into LGA. The views of Manhattan are something else (though it's a 50/50 shot you'll see it depending on how ATC is vectoring flights in that day and which side of the plane you're sitting on) and the short runways make for a fun landing.Jump to post
SY has announced their winter 2023/2024 schedule from MKE. It's mostly a continuation of what they've previously offered, though MCO is new and there's a bump up in frequency. https://www.fox6now.com/news/sun-country-winter-flights-milwaukee-airport "Highlights from the airline’s winter 2023/20...Jump to post
I can see the pictures as well.
Nothing like a good ol' daytrip. However, a full 24 hours with a red-eye to top it off would probably be too much for me.
The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner has got to be the last true "vintage" aircraft that you can still fly on in the US.
It's fortunate you had no problems with the political situation. Unlike, say, the people who chose to go there right now. https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/14/middleeast/israel-islamic-jihad-ceasefire-gaza-strip-intl/index.html "The scenes marked a sharp contrast from the previous five days, which s...Jump to post
Last weekend I flew out of MSN and I was surprised to see a SY flight to GRB on the departures board. I originally thought it might be some sort of one-off sports charter, but on Sun Country's website this flight is indeed available to book on Thursdays & Sundays through the end of June (the rev...Jump to post
I just my first Acela trip this past weekend. The ride was more rickety/rough than I expected. It's a little sad how limited the speeds are on this route. I also found South Station in Boston to be pretty underwhelming in terms of its appearance. It's definitely subpar when you compare it to the tra...Jump to post
DL to "temporarily suspend" service from LSE in June. Currently they're only running one daily flight, which I found surprising.
https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air ... us-cities/
Wow Princeton with the shocker! #15 seed upsetting #2 seed Arizona, whom many picked to make it to the Final Four! March Madness is here! Arizona now has the dubious honor of being the only school to lose to a 15 seed in the first round twice (the other time was in 1993 to UC Santa Clara and Steve ...Jump to post
MKE recognized as "one of the best airports in the world" for the second consecutive year.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/20 ... 008301007/
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/02/27/transportation-airport-will-rip-out-two-runways/?fbclid=IwAR0yBkR0e2NedSqUbc9a08jHqFhx9Kcf9KHaKHy_-X65hI_8wh9OBiK6t_Y Looks like MKE is going to be taking out two runways. 1R/19L makes sense, there is no need for a GA reliever runway next to 1L/19R, so that I u...Jump to post
Apparently there are plans for a cargo hub at MKE. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/02/16/eyes-on-milwaukee-cargo-hub-planned-for-milwaukee-airport/ "Known as the South Cargo Logistics Hub, the 288,000-square-foot facility would have direct access to the airport tarmac. It’s being positioned as ...Jump to post
To me, the Eagles were pretenders going into this game. They looked unconvincing at the end of the regular season and then once they got to the playoffs, they had an extremely easy path to the Super Bowl.Jump to post
AA attempted something similar with me the last time I flew them in late 2019 on my way to Qatar. They switched my business class seat from a window to aisle right by the galley. I was not having any of that mess. Unlike you, I noticed they did it a week before my scheduled departure. When I called...Jump to post
That is annoying what happened with your seat. I am not a fan of the middle seat. I fly standby now, so I don't get much choice in my seat, but luckily I usually end up in a window or aisle. Recently I was trying to get on a very full flight from NY to Florida, and thought I would have to ride in t...Jump to post
I've always wondered why more places don't have US preclearance facilities.Jump to post
Totally get the frustration when a window seat is yanked from you, the arrival into TLV is usually pretty cool too. We should be able to identify ourselves as aviation enthusiasts somehow so we get window seats and they aren't wasted on people who barely even glance out the window the whole flight....Jump to post
I'm not sure if I necessarily like the direction that college football is going with the 12-team playoff, conference realignment, non-stop transfers, and NIL craziness, but that's a whole 'nother story.Jump to post
Greetings and salutations! In May I moved to New York City to begin my third year of medical school. Following my first two clinical rotations (OBGYN & Family Medicine) I had a two week break in August and I wanted to take advantage of this time to travel because aside from having two weeks off ...Jump to post
I've flown through DTW multiple times but only on NW & DL so I've only ever been in the McNamara Terminal. How does the North Terminal compare? I always found the blue jet bridges interesting.Jump to post
Nice pictures. I'm looking forward to visiting that hotel myself. I wasn't aware that you can reserve a room for only part of the day. Having to pay extra to go on the roof, even when you're a guest at the hotel, seems a little absurd though.Jump to post
I accompanied my parents on a lot of trips when I was younger and while we went to Playa Del Carmen many times we only stayed in Cancun once. They seem to prefer the laid-out resorts compared to the more "Americanized" Cancun. In recent years they have exclusively vacationed in Punta Cana....Jump to post
He seems to be making substantial progress. Maybe it's safe to say he's even out of the woods at this point? I don't know if he'll ever return to the field again, but even if he requires some sort of rehab, I'd venture to guess he should be able to return home eventually and at least lead a normal l...Jump to post
Not sure anyone knows what caused his cardiac arrest in Eriksen but in Hamlin's case it was the blow to the chest. Originally, I was thinking hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic condition that leads to the thickening of the heart. It often goes undiagnosed and can cause cardiac arrest in athlete...Jump to post
This harkens back to what happened to Christian Eriksen just a year and a half ago. Did they ever definitively figure out what caused that episode?Jump to post
I popped by MKE today to see how things were going in regard to the WN fiasco. The check-in counters were dead, there was a decent line snaking around the carousel up to the WN counter, but it wasn't some kind of madhouse with bags laying around everywhere. There was a trio of 737s parked at Concour...Jump to post
At this point I'm pulling for Croatia. Some of Argentina's antics in the last match were a bit much for me, Messi included. To be honest I'm not that optimistic about the US team. Their run in the qualifiers was underwhelming and the last two friendly matches leading into the tournament went poorly....Jump to post
Hopefully Lewandowski sticks around through EURO 2024, otherwise the future looks bleak for Poland. US didn't play bad but we all know once you're in elimination "not bad" won't cut it. Of course, I didn't expect USA to win anyway, not against Netherlands who had been playing at least some...Jump to post
What a rollercoaster those two games were. For a while there, Japan and Costa Rica were going through from a group that contained both Germany and Spain. :shock: As it stands now the 2026 WC is set to have a new three-team group format, so unless that changes, we will no longer get to experience th...Jump to post
Poland haven't really looked good all tournament, but its the first time in my life they've made it out of the group. They really had to hang on for dear life at the end as another goal for either Argentina or Mexico would've sent them out. Prior to Saudi Arabia's late strike they were on the verge ...Jump to post
casinterest wrote:US advances to play the Netherlands (That's going to be a tough one for the US).
USA actually looked quite solid. They need a win against Iran to advance so that will be an epic contest. I think both teams deserve to go through to the second round so it’s a shame only one will. Iran are now calling for the US to be kicked out of the World Cup. I guess it was only a matter of ti...Jump to post
ChrisKen wrote:Qatar out - Quickest exit of a host nation in WC history.
mke717spotter wrote:To be honest I'm not that optimistic about the US team. Their run in the qualifiers was underwhelming and the last two friendly matches leading into the tournament went poorly.
The USA did tie with Wales, the USA was rather listless in the 2nd half, let Wales get a chance. Well, they completely dominated the first half. That is pretty rare for them at the World Cup because usually they're overwhelmed by the opposition and as a result they end up sitting back, ceding the p...Jump to post
Clearly no WC should go to a country that never qualified for a WC... Well, in 1988 the US was selected to host the 1994 event and that was before they had qualified for 1990. Prior to that they hadn't featured in a World Cup since 1950. In fact, the US didn't even have a professional league at the...Jump to post
Planeboy17 wrote:Not sure that E75 can’t do MKE-LAX/SFO. UA has run EUG and FAT to ORD. Maybe the #s don’t work but I’m sure a 220 can do it.
FIFA seems to have a liking for holding their events in nations with autocratic regimes, usually suits them fine, more scope for corruption for a start. Apparently North Korea hosting a future World Cup is on the table. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-11447641/FIFA-president-Gi...Jump to post
Lest we forget the US was runner-up in the bidding to host the 2022 World Cup.Jump to post
NK is ending MKE-LAX/PHX/TPA. The article states that these flights could return, however. It's hard to believe that nobody is able to make MKE-LAX work long-term. https://thepointsguy.com/news/spirit-airlines-route-cuts/ "While it's noteworthy that Spirit is cutting so many routes in a single ...Jump to post
Fox had been running ads suggesting the US is going to win the World Cup, which seems a little absurd, frankly. The ad campaign is also trying to tie in the tournament with Christmas time, even though it ends a whole week before that. To be honest I'm not that optimistic about the US team. Their run...Jump to post
Wisconsin - Incumbent Rep. Ron Johnson faces a challenge from Dem. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. Barnes has flopped as a candidate and even though Johnson is an elitist, with the winds favoring the GOP, I think he holds on here. I'm very interested to see how the governor's race plays out. Four years ag...Jump to post
Today’s the big move to T5 for DL. Back in 2008 when I was 16 I booked a daytrip on NW to DTW (without telling my parents :wink2: ) so that I could fly on a DC-9. DL ran their T-tails (DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, 717) more frequently out of ORD and the fares were usually cheaper so whenever I had a hankeri...Jump to post
Nice trip report and pictures. I am planning to make a similar trip to Seattle and Alaska this summer. However, I am undecided about doing the Milk Run because it seems like the weather is a crapshoot. I'm worried it wouldn't be worthwhile if its super cloudy and rainy with low visibility. I'd be in...Jump to post
The Queen has died aged 96. My word this was quick. It seems a little surprising that someone would decompensate so quickly. In the photos that were released just the other day she did appear "old", but it didn't look like she was at death's door necessarily. Was there a major event like ...Jump to post
It seems like you make a lot of trips to Chicago. Is it for work, do you have family there, or do you just enjoy the city that much?
N776AU wrote:Finally a break in the monotony of loud 737s.
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 ...Jump to post