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by jetskipper
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8107

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

This was just posted to Facebook by SBN. Any thoughts as to where? Hopefully PHL, DCA or Denver! https://www.facebook.com/FlySBN/photos/a.124370020912801/2895520263797749/?type=3&theater With SRQ announcing a new service tomorrow as well I would say the announcement will be one of the following...

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by jetskipper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN455 diverted twice 7/29
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: SN455 diverted twice 7/29

The Geneva landing sounds like it would be considered a tech stop not a diversion. I’m sure they were flight planned CAI-GVA to facilitate a crew change.

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by jetskipper
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36642

Re: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019

Pakistan has now totally reopened their airspace as of earlier this week, so they could restart their service earlier than the Sept date given once they get all the pieces in place. Crews have already bid and been awarded their schedules for the August bid month. To add that much flying this late w...

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by jetskipper
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8107

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI ... /EGCC/KSBN
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Liverpool flew into SBN this morning on an Atlas 747-400 for the Liverpool FC vs Borussia Dortmund match Friday evening. Dortmund will be coming from Seattle after a match Thursday evening. Anyone know who they charter?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI ... /EGCC/KSBN

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by jetskipper
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18360

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Varsity1 wrote:
GRR?

It can hardly sustain mainline service to Chicago.


And no mainline to New York.

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by jetskipper
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8107

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty cool. That’s the first scheduled United mainline flight into SBN since the early 80s before they cancelled the DEN and FWA service and went all Express. This will also be the first scheduled flight to LAX for SBN (Albeit only one flight for a football game). Frankly I do not know why United ...

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by jetskipper
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11157

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

Anyone with a handle on how many 737s are used for the Micronesia operation? 8 5 738 3 73G I thought I read somewhere that they rotate often enough with mainland 737s. Does anyone know how frequent? I know it has to do with the saltwater environment. -INDCWBY No, the UA 737 Micronesia fleet is segr...

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by jetskipper
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8107

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty cool. That’s the first scheduled United mainline flight into SBN since the early 80s before they cancelled the DEN and FWA service and went all Express. This will also be the first scheduled flight to LAX for SBN (Albeit only one flight for a football game).

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by jetskipper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5143

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

Our of curiosity, what is the demand in SYR that has both UA and AA upgrading from RJs?

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by jetskipper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14922

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

Did CHS have a flight kitchen prior to the BA flight?

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by jetskipper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6976

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

One, to avoid damage from ground vehicles. There are a few CRJ operators that reset to the flaps to a normal takeoff setting after landing because there is not enough clearance for ground vehicles to with that’s extended or retracted. There are a few other exceptions as well. Some carriers will call...

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by jetskipper
Sat May 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22006

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Wonder what the fares on the DTW-DTW route will be.

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by jetskipper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4983

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

In the last two weeks KLM 611/612 has been operated with a mix of 744, 772 and 789 aircraft. This seems like an extremely inefficient use of crew resources. Alternating types and especially the one off 789 would cause needless deadheads and extended layovers. I would weigh what you allege as ineffi...

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by jetskipper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4983

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

In the last two weeks KLM 611/612 has been operated with a mix of 744, 772 and 789 aircraft. This seems like an extremely inefficient use of crew resources. Alternating types and especially the one off 789 would cause needless deadheads and extended layovers. Is this the only way they can handle th...

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by jetskipper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4983

KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

In the last two weeks KLM 611/612 has been operated with a mix of 744, 772 and 789 aircraft. This seems like an extremely inefficient use of crew resources. Alternating types and especially the one off 789 would cause needless deadheads and extended layovers. Is this the only way they can handle the...

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by jetskipper
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747-100 at KIX
Replies: 12
Views: 4683

Re: United 747-100 at KIX

jaybird wrote:
tpaewr wrote:
I recall UA flew GUM-KIX before they pulled of GUM totally.


United is still in Guam and they're still flying GUM-KIX.


That was inherited from Continental Micronesia in the UA/CO merger. sUA had dropped GUM years ago.

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by jetskipper
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8754

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

No one wants to fly that decrepit 767300 for near ten hours hence bookings are light as people choose VS from MCO or connect thru ATL/DTW/JFK Said the 0.000007% of Airliners.net users that regularly fly between Tampa and Amsterdam. The rest of the customers have no clue what kind of aircraft they a...

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by jetskipper
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1791
Views: 362316

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Wonder if there will be a logo or titling on the belly. I always thought this was underutilized advertising and branding space.

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by jetskipper
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10989

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Amazing the amount of widebodies out of DFW.

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by jetskipper
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19535

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

I hope the office they lease has a vault, otherwise they will have to do daily cash offloads down to the Federal Reserve in Chicago.

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by jetskipper
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15815

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

Well, DL is the only possibility among the US3 for sure. If DL can make IND-CDG a success (has that started yet?), CLE does not sound out of the question to me.[/quote] The state of Indana is giving Delta 5.5 million dollars over two years in incentives and revenue guarantee. The final tranche ends ...

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by jetskipper
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15815

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

Might be a blessing in disguise for CLE as it may improve chances for EI or possibly others, maybe DL to CDG or such. This logic continues to dumbfound me. CLE finally gets the TATL service it has been longing for, then when it gets cancelled people call it a “blessing in disguise?!” What? Currentl...

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by jetskipper
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7268

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

jco613 wrote:
Dart board?



Route planning by throwing darts at a map.

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by jetskipper
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Change on Upcoming Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: Aircraft Change on Upcoming Trip

The aircraft subs within the AA and UA networks right now are more than usual right now trying to cover the Max flying. Especially in the last few weeks the changes were only a day or two before.

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by jetskipper
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387245

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Video of the wreckage found so far: https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U The angles on whats left of the fan blades seems to indicate at least one of those engines impacted while still spinning. From most eyewitness accounts, people reported at least one engine running. Even if both engines failed the odds...

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by jetskipper
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 20
Views: 4521

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

The real end of the Suite Class has always been the Gulfsteam and Global Express series. Anyone who could afford a full fare on EK or EY would just assume charter a business jet and avoid the constraints of a schedule and the stop in the Middle East.

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by jetskipper
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115542

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

yeogeo wrote:
jetskipper wrote:
nomorerjs wrote:
Asia:
BOM: Most likely

Forgot about that possibility, although if it's not even flown from New York, what are the chances from ORD, I wonder.

UA flies EWR-BOM daily, it’s been flown for years, a CO carry over.


I'll be - thought they flew EWR-DEL - apologies


They fly both.

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by jetskipper
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115542

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

nomorerjs wrote:
Asia:
BOM: Most likely

Forgot about that possibility, although if it's not even flown from New York, what are the chances from ORD, I wonder.

UA flies EWR-BOM daily, it’s been flown for years, a CO carry over.

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by jetskipper
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137788

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

United has its own ATW and BTW employees at NRT, so I don't see them moving a lot of flighst to HND. What are ATW & BTW employees ? Why is moving flights to HND onerous because of these folks. Above the Wing = Customer Service, Gate Agents, Check-in Counter Below the Wing = Operations, Baggage ...

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by jetskipper
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-US Multi Airport City Crew Bases
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Non-US Multi Airport City Crew Bases

For the US Legacy carriers with crew in metro areas with two or more airports, crews may be be required to cover multiple airports. For instance NYC crews for UA, AA and DL may begin their trips in LGA, EWR or JFK and reserves are required to be able to cover trips at all airports. Same for LAX (LAX...

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by jetskipper
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DLH-ORD
Replies: 48
Views: 9123

Re: AA announces DLH-ORD

Twice Daily starting May 23rd. Wonder what this will do to UA DLH-ORD service? https://kbjr6.com/news/top-stories/2019/01/23/watch-live-at-130-p-m-duluth-airport-news-conference-on-new-air-service/ Probably not much. UA flies an A-319/320 on the route every night for maintenance in DLH. If anything...

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by jetskipper
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?
Replies: 52
Views: 12862

Re: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?

ikolkyo wrote:
Didn’t 744s fly out of ORD in their heyday? I could see it


In the heydays UA flew double daily ORD-NRT 744s. That was during their large NRT hub and prior to the ANA partnership.

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by jetskipper
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 21786

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Per the SBN Facebook page. ND chartered a DL 777-200 for the trip to the BCS playoffs. Should be returning on the night of the 29th.

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by jetskipper
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future expansion of United in Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 43
Views: 7865

Re: Future expansion of United in Chicago O'Hare

Not really sure why UA is so reluctant about a 100 seat plane, they could gain a significant advantage over AA if they added it to their fleet and deployed it to ORD Scope clause in their contract with the pilots' union. If that’s really the hold up, UA’s got some big issues. All 3 legacy US carrie...

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by jetskipper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 21786

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Looks like SBN-EWR will be coming back seasonally from August to December. Disappointing it’s not running beginning in the summer, but I guess it’s better than nothing. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/united-non-stop-flights-from-south-bend-to-newark-suspended/article_4cc46598-75a1-54...

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by jetskipper
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 21786

Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

United will be operating a SBN-DFW Nonstop on Friday Dec. 28th to accommodate ND Football fans going to the Cotton Bowl on the 29th. This is in addition to American's 2 daily nonstops. Flight 5721 an E175 operated by Skywest will depart SBN at 1:35 PM and arrive DFW at 3:30 PM Does anyone know what...

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by jetskipper
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152494

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Looks like DL is adding CLE-BOS. I’m sure this is what caused UA to drop the route. They saw a turf war starting and wanted no part of it. The problem with turf wars is that you usually end up with less service than you originally started with once one of the airlines retreats and the aggressor pull...

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by jetskipper
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline pilots monitoring VHF 121.5 or 123.45 Mhz
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Re: Airline pilots monitoring VHF 121.5 or 123.45 Mhz

At my airline, it is company procedure to monitor “Guard” 121.50 at all times inflight and 123.45 when non-radar using HF or CPDLC communication.

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by jetskipper
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic P2P flown by the 3 alliances?
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Re: Transatlantic P2P flown by the 3 alliances?

ORD-CDG

UA
AA
AF

ORD-FCO (Summer)

UA
AA
AZ

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by jetskipper
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 21786

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Hawaiian has painted some of their A330s there as well.

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by jetskipper
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to unify once again EZE & SCL flights eff. April 2019.
Replies: 20
Views: 4305

Re: AC to unify once again EZE & SCL flights eff. April 2019.

I wonder if the crew will overnight in EZE or have two SCL overnights with an EZE turn in between.

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by jetskipper
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 162921

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

timberwolf24 wrote:
UA and AA both did an ORD-EZE flight, not at the same time though. Also years ago VARIG did a RIO-ORD-YYZ run and Ecuatoriana did a weekly UIO-GYE-ORD route.


If I recall correctly the VARIG routing was GIG-ORD-YUL. Not YYZ.

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by jetskipper
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 21786

Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

[list=][/list] In April of Next Year Delta is dropping the CRJ900 off the noon flight to Atlanta but adding another ATL CRJ200 flight at 2:15 PM giving SBN 5 daily CRJ200 flights to ATL wgich would in effect add about 35 more seats to the market. SBN still may see bigger planes on this route. I hope...

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by jetskipper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32903

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

It must be a quickly growing market. I the last few years UA has gone all mainline from ORD in the summer and just last week added DEN-CHS.

I’m sure BA has done their research. They have yet to pull back on any new mid-sized US market they’ve added, so they must have some reliable metrics.

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by jetskipper
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32903

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

This is like an April Fools thread from 10 years ago!

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by jetskipper
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152494

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

All lot of CLE aviation buffs may not have a lot of love for CO/UA. But a lot of businesses and individuals have contracts and frequent flier miles with United. If available they will take a one-stop on a Star carrier versus a one-stop on an Icelandic carrier. If there was a non-stop option that wou...

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by jetskipper
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 21786

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Most of the daily connecting passengers on the morning EWR flight were going to BOS, 10-15 per day. Dont know how many connect to BOS from Delta's flights thru DTW. This is interesting though Skywest as a Delta Connection could conceivably operate a morning CRJ SBN-BOS if the demand was there.[/quot...

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