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by bobsmith99
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 730
Views: 83573

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Error on the side of caution? Absolutely. I do that every flu season. Error on the side of panic like what you see today? Noooooo I don't know what your agenda is, but you are disgustingly ignorant. Ignorance is thinking that you can stop the spread of the flu. Ignorance is thinking that panic is t...

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by bobsmith99
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6842

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

sure, they are always MAXimizing the potential of their product lines.... Indeed. Boeing needs to rebuild its image and prove to the public that it has focused on creating a culture of quality and safety. Even besides the MAX, there was some documented shortcomings on quality control with Dreamline...

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by bobsmith99
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7784

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

IMHO, will not cede even 1% marketshare in Portland, they will add as needed to retain the lions share of the market. They won't need to have a large buildup quickly, it will come more slowly & measured as AAG has been for a long time. AS does not hesitate to suspend or cut routes that don't ad...

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by bobsmith99
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87108

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

SAT has historically had a difficult time maintaining air service to cities outside of heavy trunk traffic to busy hubs (DFW, IAH, ATL, etc). There have been many attempts to launch service to “secondary” destinations like, SNA, JAX, ONT, COS, YYZ, etc from SAT and none of them have been successful...

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by bobsmith99
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 4439

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020

crjflyboy wrote:
Has MKE ever had nonstop flights to Germany ?

Seems like a natural fit given the vast German ancestry in Wisconsin.


To my knowledge, MKE has never had any scheduled TATL flights. With O'Hare right down the road, it just doesn't pencil out.

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by bobsmith99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seasonal MKE-SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 4076

Re: United seasonal MKE-SFO

Good news for MKE. Although I must admit I'm a little perplexed that MSN has year round LAX and SFO service while MKE has to live with seasonal to LAX on WN as well as to SFO on UA. It looks like MSN has clearly become a focus city for SY so it has other options that MKE has (like PDX not stop). Poi...

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by bobsmith99
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28951

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

SANMAN66 wrote:
Doesn't PDX already have an LHR route flown by DL?


Yes, it is summer only though. BA will be year round.

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by bobsmith99
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28951

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

We'll see, but I doubt it. If there was such huge demand it wouldn't have taken this long to get another flight. I think eventually either ANA or JAL will start PDX and DL will be left with just AMS. AMS is their only opportunity for connections. PDX, LHR, and HND are all dead ends for Delta. PDX i...

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by bobsmith99
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28951

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

Why would DL fight with BA? PDX is nothing to DL. It's quite a bit more than "nothing". Nike and Intel employees regularly fill the premium seats on nonstops to Tokyo and Amsterdam. They've built a strong base of consumers at PDX. Delta just upgauged the aircraft based on high loads so th...

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by bobsmith99
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28951

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

Simple enough to get. DL is only seasonal. It is safe to assume that DL will not be resuming the route in S21. You think DL is just going to roll over? I doubt it. Why would DL fight with BA? PDX is nothing to DL. It's quite a bit more than "nothing". Nike and Intel employees regularly fi...

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by bobsmith99
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28951

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

Simple enough to get. DL is only seasonal. It is safe to assume that DL will not be resuming the route in S21. You think DL is just going to roll over? I doubt it. I guess it depends on how much O&D there is on the route, and whether they think that the LHR slot could generate more benefit on a...

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by bobsmith99
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5
Replies: 108
Views: 18107

Re: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5

Wow great for MSN!. Great adds- even MKE doesn't have a n/s to PDX anymore.

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by bobsmith99
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 188241

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

And I will say this: the international arrivals facility may have been built a little too small. If MEX, LHR, and NRT (the last one is important because of the Japanese auto industry being an important part of Indiana manufacturing) are added, more international gates will be needed and fast. DL is...

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by bobsmith99
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9944

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

[twoid][/twoid] Guys, as someone who has been to SL a number of times -and LOVES the country and the AMAZING people- my suggestion is to GO, and forget all about the much publicized terrorist attacks. SL is a surprisingly friendly and safe place. yes, there have been terrorist attacks, but just like...

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by bobsmith99
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 5822

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: 1092
Views: 192218

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

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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: 1092
Views: 192218

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: 1252
Views: 188241

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: 1252
Views: 188241

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: 1252
Views: 188241

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: 1252
Views: 188241

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: 13252

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: 2494
Views: 185168

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: 2494
Views: 185168

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: 142813

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: 142813

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: 142813

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: 2494
Views: 185168

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: 2494
Views: 185168

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: 2494
Views: 185168

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: 142813

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: 142813

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: 142813

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: 142813

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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