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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6341

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

HOLY COW ! ! ! I feel very sorry for those affected, and it seems as if many, many were affected, even though the megablast occurred in a remote part of Oceana. So, how big was the blast? Even the experts are having trouble getting their minds and their arms around it. But, with all of the sensors o...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting HOU/MDW
Replies: 106
Views: 12433

Re: F9 starting HOU/MDW

Stupid question, but what are the odds MDW would have been decommissioned if WN never flew there? It seems like the other carriers are only there to compete with Southwest on a few key markets. No. Midway was never going anywhere. It was, and continues to be, important to the City of Chicago and Co...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting HOU/MDW
Replies: 106
Views: 12433

Re: F9 starting HOU/MDW

I have not traveled through MDW since 2019. F9 was not flying there at that time. What gate(s) did they use previously, and which gate(s) would they use now?

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by SkyVoice
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions An148 and An158
Replies: 12
Views: 2355

Re: Questions An148 and An158

mga707 wrote:
I can't be the only 'old fogey' on here who saw this thread title and immediately started humming the 1971 Chicago single "Questions 67 and 68"...


Speak for yourself when it comes to age, but not only do I remember it, when I was in my college's marching band we played it!

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6341

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

If one wants to geek out on this and other eruptions, then the Volcano Cafe website is the place for you. Some of the posts are quite technical, but there is so much to read and to see that is just plain fascinating. The hundreds of videos and pics posted there from YouTube, Twitter, private posts, ...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years Ago - Air Florida Flt 90
Replies: 13
Views: 3420

Re: 40 Years Ago - Air Florida Flt 90

And six months later PA 759 went down at MSY, also shortly after takeoff. Not a good year for commercial aviation in the U.S. Well-remember both crashes. And to add to that, the original Braniff ceased operations and declared bankruptcy in June, 1982. I was living in Brewton, Alabama at the time, a...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG Announcement 1/10/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 6640

Re: CVG Announcement 1/10/2022

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the announcement will be about concourse expansion.

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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 68
Views: 9042

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

CVG-BNA on either American or Southwest

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59643

Re: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options

I just LOVE reading this thread! Many posters are losing their heads, while many others are using theirs. I agree that this purchase & options order boils down to price and availability. And, while I haven't flown with Allegiant yet, I have been impressed with their operations at the two airport...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 38
Views: 2828

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022

I really think that LAN is in a precarious position. They make their money on the winter charter flying and as soon as GRR opens is customs facility I believe you will see a lot of that flying migrate over there. That will leave LAN with limited RJ flying and the UPS operation. It will be hard for ...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13331

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

My last flight on WN was an hour and a half of pure torture with screaming kids, singing flight attendants and split up groups conversing by talking loudly to their friends several rows up. It was like being on a school bus with wings. I would rather stowaway on a container ship to Hawaii than take...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

Re: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?

I haven't flown on any airliner since pre-pandemic days, but I flew on ten different WN flights in 2019. On every flight, they "stuck" the landing like a gymnast hitting the floor mat after an exercise. It was not a serious problem, just enough to be noticeable.

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by SkyVoice
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2506

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

Here's an update. It now looks like the storm system that will move across Kentucky will be mostly a heavy rain producer. There is a greater possibility of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to the south of Kentucky, specifically in the western two-thirds of Tennessee, a slice of Eastern Arkansas, a...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Dec 26, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2506

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

Crazy. Also if the tornado is rain wrapped then it would be harder to track and outrun. Just saying, right car and terrain but living in a place that's easily a goner, outrunning one in a car could be an option N649DL, I'm nodding in agreement with you there. Not only that, but there's the fact tha...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2506

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

See that's the interesting thing about outrunning Tornado Warnings in cars. NOAA recommends you shouldn't ever do it, but if you can and storm chasers can, wouldn't it sometimes be a viable option? There was a video I was watching on YT about a family who successfully outran an F5 tornado in 1997 a...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 34
Views: 2736

Re: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?

res77W wrote:
For the U.S. carriers, Delta is utilitarian to me . . . I just wish the titles were larger on some jets, like the A333.


YES! That would definitely work!

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by SkyVoice
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 34
Views: 2736

Re: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?

Delta. I love the airline, but I hate their livery. All of that white with just a portion of the red widget on the fin is dull, dull, dull. The first time that I saw a Delta mainline aircraft in this livery, I thought that it was Air Canada! A (dis)honorable mention goes to PLAY. It's not that I min...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of WN returning to DAY in the late 2020's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: Any possibility of WN returning to DAY in the late 2020's?

After WN (and F9) moved their operations from DAY to CVG, I began lobbying for NK to inaugurate service to DAY. That never happened, nor does it ever seem likely to. However, I believe that Breeze (MX) is a good candidate to serve DAY, especially once CoVid-19 goes away (if it ever does!).

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by SkyVoice
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Man converts airplane into motor home.
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Man converts airplane into motor home.

When its road trip days are done, it can be parted out to Winnebago! Or. Peterbilt!

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by SkyVoice
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 18190

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

I would love to read any & all stories about TWA's short-lived Atlanta hub. Anyone? a blast from the past, April 1992 https://apnews.com/article/ed7ece86eb982cec577f1393e2c1dcd3 https://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/post/131490414149/hartsfield-jackson-atlanta-international-airport http://www.departed...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?
Replies: 48
Views: 3255

Re: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?

In 1988, AA started a fare war that made it too good to stay home. My wife was with her family at their cottage in West Michigan, and I decided to fly up from Kentucky and surprise her. Normally, with the advance purchase and Saturday night stay restrictions in place then, the airfare would have cos...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 18190

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

I would love to read any & all stories about TWA's short-lived Atlanta hub. Anyone?

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by SkyVoice
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will PHF do with all that gate space
Replies: 53
Views: 7339

Re: What will PHF do with all that gate space

What about Breeze (MX)?

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by SkyVoice
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 6525

Re: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie

OMG, my wife & I love that flick! We still watch it on VHS! STL was most definitely heavy on TWA widebody flights..... That movie came out in 1987..... In June 1987, TWA was operating out of STL: Albuquerque: 1 L-1011 daily Boston: 3 L-1011s daily Chicago O'Hare: 1 767 and 1 L-1011 daily Honolul...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through
Replies: 35
Views: 2427

Re: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through

In 1973, the London-Corbin Airport (LOZ) in Kentucky, arrived on a Piedmont FH-227. I deplaned via the steps on the port side while the starboard Rolls Royce turboprop engine was still spinning! In 1981, Macon, Georgia (MCN). Flew in on an Atlantic Southeast (ASA) Embraer 110 Bandeirante. Flew out o...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Airlines suspended operations 30 years ago tonight.....
Replies: 49
Views: 6997

Re: Midway Airlines suspended operations 30 years ago tonight.....

??? … I thought we were discussing Midway in the 80’s? I was. And, I have something to add, and one question to ask. First, I remember that Midway awarded their top frequent flyer each month with $2,500.00 in Citicorp travelers' cheques. I also remember that the then-CEO of Midway said during an in...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Airlines suspended operations 30 years ago tonight.....
Replies: 49
Views: 6997

Re: Midway Airlines suspended operations 30 years ago tonight.....

I remember that the original Midway served CVG. At first, they had several flights between MDW and CVG, but those flights were loss-making, so they were discontinued. But then, CVG-MCO service was inaugurated, and those flights continued until the airline stopped flying. I always thought that it was...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners with nicknames
Replies: 26
Views: 2994

Re: Airliners with nicknames

Allegheny called their DC-9s, BAC-111s & 727s "Vista Jets". The original Piedmont Airlines referred to all of their aircraft as "Pacemakers," with specific names applied to each one. I remember flying on the "Ohio Valley Pacemaker" (Boeing 737) and the "Santee ...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and VS A350’s simultaneously depart LHR to celebrate opening of US
Replies: 38
Views: 9432

Re: BA and VS A350’s simultaneously depart LHR to celebrate opening of US

JetBuddy wrote:
That was proper cool. :)


VERY cool! Even my wife was impressed, and she's not an avgeek in the least!

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by SkyVoice
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 99
Views: 14372

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

All of the above is true. I used to fly through DTW yearly. In the old terminal, the slog to & from Concourse G, where the commuter flights were (usually to board a Mesaba Metroliner to take me to Muskegon) was a long-distance endurance race with carry-ons!

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by SkyVoice
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2021
Replies: 782
Views: 129474

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2021

Thanks, BangersAndMash, but the news on local media is hard to find. It's not even on the CVGAirport.com website! Here's a link to this item, from the online news site Northern Kentucky Tribune . . . https://www.nkytribune.com/2021/11/cvg-american-airlines-celebrates-first-flight-to-boston-offering-...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2021
Replies: 782
Views: 129474

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2021

Several news outlets were reporting on Tuesday, November 2 that American Airlines will add a new nonstop flight from CVG to Boston. However, I was not able to find more details elsewhere about a new flight. Could someone please find that info and post one or more links? Thanks in advance. -SkyVoice

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by SkyVoice
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue Central US Hub
Replies: 25
Views: 1909

Re: JetBlue Central US Hub

As much as I would like to see jetBlue operate a hub at CVG, I don't think that jetBlue is interested in setting up a hub anywhere in the Central USA. JetBlue's preferred destinations are the East Coast, the West Coast, Florida, the Caribbean, and now Europe. While they do serve a few big markets li...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8606

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Well, I keep my scanner on to hear local first responders & aircraft frequencies (Indy Center, CVG, LEX, SDF & GA) along with Guard. Lately, I've been hearing an occasional "Let's Go Brandon!" on Guard, along with the usual whispered "guard" and the odd "meow". ...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines (GlobalX) moves to Miami
Replies: 61
Views: 19316

Re: Canada Jetlines (GlobalX) moves to Miami

IceCream wrote:
https://www.jetlines.ca/
They seem prepared for an early 2022 launch (maybe LOL)


Hmmm . . . They've sanitized their slogan. And, what do the folks at Breeze think about Jetlines' liberal use of the word "nice" on their website?

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by SkyVoice
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PLAY applies for US Service
Replies: 29
Views: 7294

Re: PLAY applies for US Service

[/quote]those who are going to fly PLAY aren't ever going to fly Delta anyway. They are both chasing different segments of the market and PLAY opens up a market that doesn't exist at the moment.[/quote] I agree, and I do think that there is a market there. But, PLAY needs to stick to its business pl...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AAL3141 Double Diversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 4645

Re: AAL3141 Double Diversion?

I'm sure you must mean ACV (Arkata / Eureka), not ACY (Atlantic City). Most likely due to the wind and rain storm on the West Coast today. FlightAware advises that SEA-TAC has all inbound flights on a 55-minute ground stop.

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by SkyVoice
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: Republic 175 tire failure jacks up DCA
Replies: 15
Views: 9910

Re: Republic 175 gear fire jacks up DCA

CriticalPoint wrote:
SuseJ772 wrote:
Any theories of what could blow all three tires at the same time besides pilot error / incredibly hard landing?


Anti skid failure? Brake failure? Hydraulic failure?


AvHerald article (link in above post #6) reports hydraulic failure.

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by SkyVoice
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last day for legacy service to SWF, HVN, and IPT
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

Re: Last day for legacy service to SWF, HVN, and IPT

Sadly, this trend is not going to stop. As airlines accelerate the retirement of 50-seater operations, you are going to see more and more cities lose air service. I can remember a time in the 60s and 70s when nearly every city in America had some form of air service. Complete opposite now. Soon, li...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 89
Views: 6716

Re: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP

Well, that's what insurance is for. Same thing happened years ago to Comair (OH) at DSM, when severe winds during an overnight thunderstorm--an MCS--caused one brand new, RON Canadair RJ to get loose from its gate and crash into a second one, also a Comair CRJ.

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by SkyVoice
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 173
Views: 22564

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

NoahV37, I believe that you meant DL (Delta) instead of DE (Condor) in your GRR post. But, let me congratulate you for the work that you put in to tabulate those results. And, I honestly believe that Condor has a viable business opportunity in Grand Rapids & West Michigan, post-CoVid. Does GRR h...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.
Replies: 39
Views: 13019

Re: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.

I had left Comair at CVG due to the pilots' strike. I have never seen a pic of CVG on or right after 9/11, and I'd be happy to see one if anyone has one (or more). I had a doctor's appointment in Florence that afternoon, and I called to cancel it because I did not want to go anywhere near CVG! I kee...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation 560X Crash In Connecticut
Replies: 37
Views: 12461

Re: Citation 560X Crash In Connecticut

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20210902-0

This includes a pic from Twitter that looks brutal. RIP to those killed. Godspeed to family members and those traumatized by being close to this crash.
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Here's a better link . . . https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20210902-0

This includes a pic from Twitter that looks brutal. RIP to those killed. Godspeed to family members and those traumatized by being close to this crash.

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by SkyVoice
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?
Replies: 26
Views: 2019

Re: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?

The only thing that I can come up with is for the Kingdom to finish building the Jeddah Tower and the Jeddah Economic City that is supposed to go with it. Stock both the Tower and the Economic City with upscale tenants. Make sure that the region has hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, good access t...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 2172

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

Back in the 90s, one had quite a few self-connect options at Chicago's Midway Airport (MDW). Besides being a hub for ATA, Chicago Express (which later became ATA Connection), Southwest, for Midway / Metrolink, many other LCCs flew there, such as Airtran, ATA, Frontier, Kiwi International, Markair, O...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 26
Views: 3086

Re: Shortest lived hubs

Here are some more that I came up with off the top of my head . . . California Pacific - CLD PEOPLExpress (2014) - PHF Florida Express - MCO Vanguard - MCI Air1 - STL Kiwi International - EWR Midway / Metrolink - MDW Midway (1993-2003) - MDW, RDU Presidential - IAD, DCA McClain - STL Eastwind - TTN,...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 173
Views: 22564

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

What's the story about the pole-mounted jet fighter on gate guard duty at Ludington (LDM)? I recently received an e-mail from John O'Connor, the Airport Manager for the Mason County Airport in Ludington, Michigan (LDM). He says that the fighter jet on gate guard duty at LDM is actually a trainer, a...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Entering the airline industry for a first time
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Entering the airline industry for a first time

First of all, congratulations! You seem to have found something for which you not only have some experience, but a passion for. It was risky for you to take the time that you did for introspection, but you did it! You are ready to take the next step. As folks say where I come from (Kentucky), you &a...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nok Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 10315

Re: Nok Air News and Discussion Thread

What happens with the MAX 8 order now? As for the MAX 8 order, I don't know. Maybe they don't see the plane fit in their restructuring and then they'd more certainly defer or cancel the orders. I wish Nok Air well, too. There will continue to be difficult times for all of us due to the Covid-19 pan...

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