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by Clipper136
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 14519

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

MCO's published passenger numbers for 2018

Domestic 41,095,987 +6.2%
International 6,600,640 +11.6%
Totals 47,696,627 +6.9%


Not too shabby! Congrats!

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by Clipper136
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 14519

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

LY served MCO once before. I can't remember the actual dates. It was seasonal.

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by Clipper136
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 14519

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Q1 2021

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by Clipper136
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

CBP decides whether the FIS on Airside 1 stays open or not, and right now it's looking like not. Late evening arrivals and early morning arrivals go to Airside 4 because CBP will only staff 1 FIS at those times. AD seasonal early arrival also operates out of Airside 4 with their normal evening depar...

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by Clipper136
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

After C opens. NK will move to Airside 1 and use the current B6 Gates (1-9). The 20s wing could see AS, SY, 3M and domestic charters. F9 will have 10-19. NK is hoping the FIS on Airside 1 will stay open in some capacity. I'm not sure if this will happen? Also As of June, on a rolling 12 month basis,...

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by Clipper136
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

ULCC

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by Clipper136
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

MCO new service announcement on Thursday, June 14th.

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by Clipper136
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2018

First NEO for Mobile!

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by Clipper136
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6489

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

There are gators in almost any significant waterhole in Florida. MCO is no exception. btw, it was a taxiway to an airside ramp which has significant ponds on each side. I hate how in the media that EVERYTHING at an airport happens on the Runway!!!!!

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by Clipper136
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport renov: how much airline, how much airport investment?
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Re: Airport renov: how much airline, how much airport investment?

I really comes down to the organization running the airport and how their leases are formulated. An airport like JFK where airlines can lease the entire terminal, the airline has the most say and expense (i.e. DL at LGA). If the airport control all of the terminals and has an exclusive lease agreeme...

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by Clipper136
Fri May 25, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

DY is adding ARN x2 weekly beginning Oct. I think the only add left for DY is BCN.

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by Clipper136
Wed May 16, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 8024

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

KICT wrote:
Well, we know where AA will be parking.


where they are now, with maybe an extra 1 or 2 in the 30s wing

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by Clipper136
Wed May 16, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO expanding its expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 1971

Re: MCO expanding its expansion

B6 has requested 14 of the 16/24 Gates of the new South Terminal when it opens. That would leave less than a handful of gates to accommodate international carriers that are also moving to the Terminal. The 3 additional gates is an relatively "easy" addition that would require minimal engin...

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by Clipper136
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 21513

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

As noted above.... keep the same nomenclature

CS100 / CS300 / CS500
A219 / A220 / A221
or
A315 / A316 / A317

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by Clipper136
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 71
Views: 11563

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

An interesting flight that no one has mentioned is DL's flight MIA - MCO and reverse that connects up with their MCO/GRU service. This flight has been operating for at least a couple of years so it must be successful even though DL's MCO-GRU flights overfly MIA both ways. MCO-MIA is there to facili...

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by Clipper136
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
Spirit could take over the 30 gates or go to Airside 1, that’ll be interesting to see.


NK will move to Airside 1 and take over the B6 Gates (1-9) when Terminal C opens. There is no room for expansion with AA, UA and NK on Airside 3. AA would quickly add gates when NK relocates.

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by Clipper136
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

No, there are no current plans. This area is know as the "bird bath". There were previous plans, but they where hinged on lengthening Runway 17R/35L 1000ft to the north. The expansion would have added 7 gates, that are actually marked out now but currently used as hardstands. As you noted,...

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by Clipper136
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 9479

Re: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018

No. It will not. I don't think there are many (if any) US airports that have this anymore. CBP doesn't allow TWOV (Transit without visa) anymore. Everyone entering the US must clear as if landed and must go through TSA screening before boarding any departing flight . The Airside 4 FIS will continue ...

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by Clipper136
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Since ACI has not released any final numbers for 2017, I'd say yes they're wrong.

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by Clipper136
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

MCO officially passed the 45 million passenger mark in February. 45.2 million on a rolling 12 month basis. The Terminal C phase 1 can't come soon enough. MCO has also begun Phase 2 planning. Phase 2 adds 13 gates.

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by Clipper136
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 26375

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

DL's A333 in a similar config to the A359 would only seat 275 or so. The A333 does not have the Delta One suites, nor the premium economy cabin. To compare apples to apples (which the current seat configs don't allow) there would be a 30 or more seat difference between the A333 and the A359 in DL's ...

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by Clipper136
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 27040

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

MCO stats are available on their website are only for rolling 12 months. VS4ever is looking for older detailed reports. Sorry, They used to have several Year End Stats on the site, but I don't see them anymore. They also had a fact sheet that listed year end stats going back 15 years, or so, but I ...

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by Clipper136
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 27040

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

MCO stats are available on their website.

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by Clipper136
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

MIA passenger total for 2017 is 44.1 million, down 1.5% yoy.

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by Clipper136
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 27040

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Final 2017 passenger numbers for MCO are in: 44.6 million.

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by Clipper136
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Final 2017 passenger numbers are in: 44.6 million. Up 6.4% yoy.

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by Clipper136
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

neomax wrote:
Clipper136 wrote:
Final numbers for 2017 are not out yet. Maybe by Wednesday.


Isn't this it?



I'm sorry. I always thought there was another month in the year called December. My bad! :bouncy:

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by Clipper136
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20334

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Final numbers for 2017 are not out yet. Maybe by Wednesday.

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by Clipper136
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22304

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

McDonnell Douglas MD-88s were specifically configured for Delta Air Lines.

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by Clipper136
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 34339

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Yes, seasonal SCL-MCO resumes in January. Up 1 weekly frequency to x3 weekly.

MCO surpassed MIA once before on the busiest list (2007? IIRC), but fell during the last economic recession. I think there are a few spots that separate MIA and MCO on the list last year.

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by Clipper136
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 14587

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

And to that note, the A321s that DL just ordered will be "primarily assembled in the US" (in Alabama), so they do support American jobs in that way!

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by Clipper136
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91547

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

A. vs. B pissing contest. What else would be have on the Forum?!?!?!?

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by Clipper136
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 34339

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

The Airside 1 FIS will close and the Airside 4 FIS, with the currently under construction expansion, will remain open after Terminal C opens in 2020. It will be close as far as MCO passing MIA, again this year. On a calendar basis, we are slightly ahead as of October passenger numbers. We'll see wha...

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by Clipper136
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 34339

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

As of October 2017, on a rolling 12 months, MCO is now over 44 million passengers.

Not bad for a facility that was originally built to handle 25 million.
After the current construction, not including the new South Terminal (Terminal C), the MCO's design capacity is 45 million passengers.

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by Clipper136
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 100
Views: 15551

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

This entire thread is a sad reflection of today's society as a whole. People are so busy arguing their opinion that facts become irrelevant. A flawed argument looked at and supported thru myopic vision will always remained flawed because new or different information is not acceptable. This site is f...

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by Clipper136
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 13079

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

SQ has a website up now.... Like the pics above.....looks amazing

Explore the New A380

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by Clipper136
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 40105

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

A first glance, the wing span may be the same, or very slightly less as the new winglet although taller, is more vertical and less curvy.

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by Clipper136
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 15562

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

If she had a "life threatening" allergy, you'd think she'd be off the plane like a shot! Removing the pet from the plane doesn't remove the threat to her life. The aircraft is already contaminated with the animals hair and dander.

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by Clipper136
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 34339

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

What you see is not actually the south terminal, it is the ITF (intermodal terminal facility). The train station in short. The new terminal has only just started ground clearing and prep. It will be due west of what you see now. When the south terminal (C) opens. The FIS on Airside 1 will close and ...

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by Clipper136
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger
Replies: 38
Views: 12673

Re: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger

News via clickbait. If the headline read simply "new AD issued for Airbus aircraft", 99.9% of people would have ignored it. Revenue for theses "news" sites are based on mouse clicks.

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by Clipper136
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 6683

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

Usually left out, but MCO should be in the mix.

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by Clipper136
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3776

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

The concept of 100% employee screening is a fantasy. Its neither practical nor cost efficient. 3 Airports in the US currently claim 100% employee screening (or something close to 100%) MIA, MCO and ATL. Each was instituted after a "gun running" operation by a badged employee was discovere...

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by Clipper136
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 13822

Re: DL A321 expansion

I have flown a few trips on the DL A321 and was able to place my 22" roller on its side!?!?

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by Clipper136
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR/XLR Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 35176

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

Didn't BA pioneer B757 TALT back in the late 80s? (1989 I think??)

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by Clipper136
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 14212

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

Sorry, but this is not as black and white as it seems. 1) The road is not just a road. It is the only access to the Simpson Bay/Beacon Hill area, where there are homes and businesses. So, just removing the road is not an option. 2) The airport is approx. 70% surrounded by water so "rerouting&qu...

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by Clipper136
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 34339

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Terminal C will have 2 Super Jumbo (A380) capable gates. These will also be MARS capable gates, so can accommodate either 1 Super Jumbo or 2 narrowbodies.

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by Clipper136
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 34339

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Unless someone regularly schedules an A380 or B748, their use will vary by demand on any given day.. Didn't LH have the 748 scheduled at some point but switch it back to a 744? Or LH stated it somewhere, either way I saw it somewhere and wonder if LH would use that gate. Also, most other airports h...

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by Clipper136
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 34339

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

The new FIS gates will be CUTE gates so anyone can use them. They may relocate a couple of airlines from Airside 1 (i.e. LATAM). Unless someone regularly schedules an A380 or B748, their use will vary by demand on any given day. Only two are being finished up now (90 & 92). Work will begin on th...

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by Clipper136
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 34339

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

MCO's dual level, 3 jetway A380 gate is almost ready (Gate 90). Is also the first of 4 new FIS capable gates on Airside 4.

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by Clipper136
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thanks to a LH F/A, a happy ending for Rubio the Dog
Replies: 29
Views: 5734

Re: Thanks to a LH F/A, a happy ending for Rubio

I took the title of this thread to mean something completely different! Pardon me while I clean up my beer! :o

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