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
GSPSPOT wrote:Wasn't that runway closed for the better part of a year ALREADY recently??
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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.Jump to post
Has mask wearing been required at KOA even though the entire terminal is open-air?Jump to post