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by bobsmith99
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 4936

Re: Delta’s Hubs

I also think Delta is better at pursuing opportunities that are outside the traditional hub-spoke line of thinking (ex. IND-CDG, PDX-LHR) and perhaps benefited from the some legacy NW routes. (Ex. PDX-NRT (soon to be HND), PDX-AMS). As far as legacy carriers go, DL seems to have to have the most nim...

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by bobsmith99
Fri May 31, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86976

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

https://pamplinmedia.com/but/239-news/4 ... home-pwoff
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I found this article interesting- highlights some of the behind the scenes architecture efforts with respect to the construction/expansion at PDX.

https://pamplinmedia.com/but/239-news/4 ... home-pwoff

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by bobsmith99
Thu May 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86976

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Low ceilings up north at Seatac...looks like a DL A350 just diverted to PDX. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL166/history/20190530/0710Z/RJAA/KPDX I do hope someone captured some photos!! Same here! Wouldn't have made it from PSU to PDX on MAX in time and couldn't miss class today. First A350...

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by bobsmith99
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Name a better airport....I'll wait https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4Zb8CwXsAAUpKi.jpg Indy has a great airport, but there are other great ones out there. PDX, AUS, RDU also come to mind as really great airports. PDX there is no need for bottled water as they have water refill stations (I know a lot of...

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by bobsmith99
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Name a better airport....I'll wait https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4Zb8CwXsAAUpKi.jpg Indy has a great airport, but there are other great ones out there. PDX, AUS, RDU also come to mind as really great airports. PDX there is no need for bottled water as they have water refill stations (I know a lot of...

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by bobsmith99
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

At what expense to the CDG flight? Excellent question. LHR-IND would get boosts with cargo based upon the RR plant in Indy if the the CFM (GE/Safran) model holds true (CVG-CDG). The pax numbers would also, supposedly, be better because of Indy and London businesses ties (RR and Eli Lilly). I think ...

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by bobsmith99
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I think the other point to be made here is let's not forget BNA is to LHR. If IND had its lone TATL route to LHR, which we know is the #1 TATL destination, our LFs would likely be on par with what BA is getting at BNA. So there's reason for optimism, I think. Possibly, I do think AMS would have bee...

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by bobsmith99
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12367

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

Legacy carriers do not seem to be interested in opening up any additional hubs. Utilizing the large, efficient hubs seems to be trend. The need for a UAL hub in SE is overstated in my opinion and technically IAD is a "southern" hub as it's in VA. To further illustrate my point- the actual ...

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by bobsmith99
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

That link is to a story that is nearly 4 months old. I wouldn’t expect another Europe flight unless IND can prove it can support the CDG flight. It very well may be able to but time will tell. Although I don't want to celebrate success before the fat lady sings; she's warming up, her name is Edith ...

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by bobsmith99
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Its been pretty quiet as of late in terms of new routes, I think the last new route was F9 SAN which was announced 6 months ago at least. However, this quote from the Exec Director implies there could be some new announcements very soon https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/08/15/indianapolis-ai...

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by bobsmith99
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131349

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

That's pretty much my view of it all in a nutshell. NK, F9 and WN have all tried a good number of routes from PDX, and a very large number of them have since been pulled. Now it's SY's turn, so we'll have to see how they do. The issue with AS starting longer and thinner routes to smaller markets fr...

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by bobsmith99
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131349

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I get that SEA is building up rapidly and has seen impressive new gains the past few years. However, if Delta and Alaska's long term play is to pull back at Portland and funnel passengers through SEA, it will open an opportunity for someone like American to build up a greater presence. PDX is a pro...

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by bobsmith99
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131349

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I get that SEA is building up rapidly and has seen impressive new gains the past few years. However, if Delta and Alaska's long term play is to pull back at Portland and funnel passengers through SEA, it will open an opportunity for someone like American to build up a greater presence. PDX is a prov...

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by bobsmith99
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm all about city pride, but you are out of your mind. CHS getting BA service is proving the complete opposite of what you are trying to prove. There are so many cities that qualify for an Asia flight ahead of IND, especially for JAL. It's always nice to dream big CHS proves my point exactly. It i...

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by bobsmith99
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Frankly, airports like Indy don’t have the luxury of turning away airlines. If Sun Country was interested in Indy, the airport administration would welcome them with open arms.

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by bobsmith99
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Stranding people in the US is one thing. Sttanding them in another country because getting them home is expensive or inconvenient is inexcusable. Indy already is served by Allegient and Frontier. Allegient has been called out for its questionable maintenance record so it's not completely fair to ch...

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by bobsmith99
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131349

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes Cincinnati should surpass Cleveland and Pittsburgh in passenger traffic soon. Speaking of CLE/PIT....I do A LOT of traveling (specifically to the midwest and south) for my work and it's been great to see those cities climb out of their slumps....along with Cincinnati and Detroit and too an exte...

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by bobsmith99
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131349

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

You're correct about Cincinnati....it is a city that's no longer depressed....it was for awhile....but it's trying to make a comeback. There's a reason Cincinnati's nickname was Cincinasty though. But yes it's definitely making a comeback...getting new airlines, a beautiful waterfront park along th...

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by bobsmith99
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131349

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

The fact is both Delta and Alaska funnel as many people they can to Seattle or Los Angeles and with that, PDX will be left out on major expansion from the nationals. I believe the next major international flight will be from a foreign carrier. Some of the intl airlines at SEA even admit they depend...

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by bobsmith99
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131349

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

To me, connecting via SEA is a last resort and I typically avoid doing so. SEA does have a number of options to fly, but it's not a pleasant experience. If I have to connect internationally, I much prefer Vancouver over Seattle. I honestly don't view SEA as an option that I would drive up to if I ne...

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