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by indygs
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Yeah, IND-CDG seems to be off the books, now. Was to restart on 3/27/21. Boooo.

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by indygs
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

The reality I see is that AA, WN, and G4 will be the biggest players in IND in the next couple years. If DL isn't the #1 US3 in IND anymore, the value of IND-CDG goes way down for them. For the consumer as well, if DL isn't operating IND-SEA/MCO/BOS/CDG/e.t.c why would I choose them over AA? Bit of...

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by indygs
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Seeing the news today that DL will be retiring some of its B767-300s has me thinking it could be a miracle if IND-CDG sticks.

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by indygs
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3556

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

Hi, just wanted to say thanks to everyone for such neat insights. I am a very frequent traveler and this question has always come to mind, especially when eyeing a particular seat someone has secured seemingly long before I have!

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by indygs
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3556

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

The number that used to hold true that for domestic travel in the US, 80% of tickets are booked less than 5 weeks before departure. That's wild, though I can totally see it. Perhaps the interesting thing in this thought experiment is where my own habits fall vs. what the industry norms are for part...

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by indygs
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3556

Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

With all the coming and going of flights from flight schedules as a result of COVID, I've always been curious how long it takes for an airline to sell enough seats on an added flight to make it worth their while? For instance, I noticed in Enrilla's recent thread, DL added many A333/B767 TATL routes...

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by indygs
Fri May 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

There are scenarios which seem quite possible, like DL relinquishing IND-BOS/LAX to AA. Or what happens to DL's IND-MCO/RDU flights? Should be interesting to watch airlines rebuild from scratch... That would be interesting. I suppose I could see a scenario where LAX goes to AA, especially because t...

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by indygs
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I wandered into the terminal yesterday for lunch and I noticed that around a third of Delta's counter space has the generic skyline/visit Indianapolis signs now. I guess this means Contour will eventually be crammed in over there. Meanwhile, AS has no neighbor on their row of counters. https://m.im...

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by indygs
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

B6 coming in would be an interesting move given AA's service starting to BOS. I doubt they're comin' to town soon. And I'd LOL if it is the Allegiant announcement. If the airport director is getting tipped off by a ULCC's marketing department and that's passing as something he has to keep under wrap...

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by indygs
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/allegiant-becomes-official-airline-of-the-indianapolis-colts-300995111.html Allegiant is now the official airline of the Indianapolis Colts. Nice to see G4 with the Colts and WN with the Pacers. Nice to have an official airline. But last time I checked they ...

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by indygs
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Interesting move on AA's part--they become the only airline serving BOS, NYC and DCA non-stop out of Indy. I think that'll bode well for them with business travelers, though I'd like to hope they'll have better schedules than WN did when they ran twice daily.

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by indygs
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

So, as seen on another thread, PDX will be BAs newest US addition. Given that BA will have the competitive advantage over DL on PDX-LHR, is there any chance DL drops the LHR-PDX route, and considers using that slot for a new incentivized IND-LHR flight? With the IND-CDG incentives program ending, m...

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by indygs
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

IND-MEX is on the way? It's on the airports 2 year objective list, and in one of the recent board meetings they mentioned the market was ~40 PDEW but they are being held up by the slot situation at the airport. Interesting enough I know a couple markets over 650 PDEW to Europe with no TATL flights....

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by indygs
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Almost every US BA location has an admirals club, and even if they don't have an admirals club they at least have a common use lounge. Would that prevent BA or another carrier from trying a Transoceanic route? I think this has to be a bit of an impediment for a legacy carrier. No way DL allows use ...

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by indygs
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

For LHR, you also have to think of who has a slot pair to spare. Last year DL served PHL-LHR and ended up scrapping it to move that slot pair to a more profitable route for them. My bet is that if LHR is going to happen, it'll be BA 787 and it'll be a 3-4x weekly service at most to start. If the rou...

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by indygs
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Any idea when Delta might update the plane for IND-CDG? I know Delta is in the process of replacing the 767 but am hopeful this route gets upgraded soon. Don't hold your breath. I think the 767 will be on this kind of route for some time yet. While new 350s and 330neos are joining the fleet, I imag...

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by indygs
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

ncflyer wrote:
Great news on CDG. Curious what your evidence is based on.


Totally anecdotal but last Tuesday's departure (last week in October) had only two seats open in Y, which I found promising. Of course one night's flight doesn't make or break it, but that's not bad for shoulder season mid-week.

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by indygs
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Midwestindy wrote:
-IND being a large pharma market, means belly cargo is becoming a larger discussion point in talks about international flights


I think belly cargo is precisely why the DL flight when to CDG and not AMS, so I wouldn't be surprised if this does in some ways dictate where we might see flights next.

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by indygs
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

With BOS at the top of that chart and WN gone, I wonder if B6 might think of launching ops between IND-BOS. The thing is, they'll need to have a bit more in store to counter what would be a heavy-handed DL trying to protect their turf, but I wonder if they could be successful coming to IND with AUS,...

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by indygs
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

FWIW, I took IND-CDG yesterday which had a 100% LF, guessing some people taking long weekends for the holiday Gate agent said that the flight was supposed to go to daily in April, but I think they were just following the tentative schedule which will more than likely change. 5/8 FAs were IND based,...

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by indygs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

BNAMealer wrote:
[Is there really a danger of it being cut? I could see it becoming seasonal, but not outright cut.


I doubt it would be scrapped entirely, but who knows?

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by indygs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, MidwestIndy, I'm interested in hearing what happens with IND-CDG and I'm guessing we'll find that out relatively soon. The route was announced almost two years ago, and while we don't know how this off-peak season will go, they should have good enough data to make a call based on the so-called ...

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by indygs
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

WN in a quick retreat at IND. Quite a retreat I might add, given where their ambition was maybe two years back.

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by indygs
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Dang, 56.7% for IND-CDG. I get that its shoulder season, but that flight was operating 3X week. I suppose the saving grace is the return %age, which I assume was largely dictated by those returning from holidays in Europe. To be honest, I actually think that wasn't as bad as I expected, January out...

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by indygs
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Dang, 56.7% for IND-CDG. I get that its shoulder season, but that flight was operating 3X week. I suppose the saving grace is the return %age, which I assume was largely dictated by those returning from holidays in Europe.

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by indygs
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's some info about the slot restrictions in place at AMS: https://slotcoordination.nl/slot-monitoring/. Much of it I believe has to do with a covenant also reached with area residents that limits night time movements and total movements for the year. I believe this is due to be re-negotiated soon.

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by indygs
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure how accurate this is now > 1 year later, but at the launch of IND-CDG the VP of route planning for DL mentioned the hang-up at AMS are slots. If that's the case, I think it would be tough to envision how DL would get hold of enough slots to cycle a 3X weekly flight in and out of AMS to hand...

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by indygs
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

This is a random aside, but after seeing the #s posted by MidwestFlyer and recalling my flight last Wednesday IND-BOS on WN, I'm surprised WN is ditching the route. 85% LF at that time of year isn't bad and my flight last week was completely sold out. Keeps me thinking WN has shot themselves in the ...

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by indygs
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 45251

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Interesting. Kinda curious IND is not mentioned given that they've invested heavily with the CDG route and others, but to the point made earlier, would love to see what 'focus city' actually means.

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by indygs
Thu May 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Wow. I wonder if WN's cuts have anything to do with the persistent shortage in frames they have operating. Given that its so far out, perhaps not, but I just continue to be surprised they think their timings/schedules to particular markets (EWR, DCA, BOS) would actually be convenient for business tr...

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by indygs
Thu May 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Great to see. Here's hoping DL sees value in adding a few more nonstops out of IND given these successes. That brings me to a point of wonder. When DL went to RDU or BOS or SEA and decided to significantly increase service (not saying the same is warranted here), did they have this kind of growth i...

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by indygs
Thu May 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Great to see. Here's hoping DL sees value in adding a few more nonstops out of IND given these successes. That brings me to a point of wonder. When DL went to RDU or BOS or SEA and decided to significantly increase service (not saying the same is warranted here), did they have this kind of growth in...

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by indygs
Wed May 08, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Update on IND-CDG, the State of Indiana has given DL $3,023,405 out of the possible $5.5 million through March https://secure.in.gov/apps/iedc/transparencyportal/viewtaxgrantloancontract/f18210a56ba7e71181231458d04d95c0?yearStart=2017&yearEnd&fundTypes=6c074cbb614ce71180fa005056b34823 Also ...

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by indygs
Tue May 07, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Update on IND-CDG, the State of Indiana has given DL $3,023,405 out of the possible $5.5 million through March https://secure.in.gov/apps/iedc/transparencyportal/viewtaxgrantloancontract/f18210a56ba7e71181231458d04d95c0?yearStart=2017&yearEnd&fundTypes=6c074cbb614ce71180fa005056b34823 Also ...

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by indygs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?
Replies: 29
Views: 4713

Re: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?

I travel to EBB with great frequency from the US, Europe and ME. As much of a fan as I am of Uganda and do believe it has great potential as a tourist destination, much of this happening is largely because there's a government that is gasping for ways to stay relevant and front of mind in the eyes o...

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by indygs
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

There aren't too many vendors selling water until you get airside, and this water can't get past TSA.

I saw this on a couple days when it was super hot last summer. Kudos to the IND team for making the airport experience better for those who wish to partake.

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by indygs
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Some Q4 2018 data for IND: What I found interesting was, IND-SJU/HNL were at around 50 PDEW. I think IND-SJU is a good candidate for some 1x weekly service similar to CUN or PUJ. And just to drive home my point about rising prices in IND, here is a comparison from Q4 2017 to Q4 2018 Average Prices ...

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by indygs
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's hoping B9 sees an opportunity, too, to come in and make something work to BOS and beyond.

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by indygs
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

IND is taking it to the chin in terms of competition recently: DL will be the only carrier flying to BOS AA has cut its second daily LAX, and WN doesn't run their LAX flights from Jan-mid March AA is down to 2x on IND-LGA AA is only carrier flying IND-DCA No LCC/ULCC to NYC UA will be the only one ...

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by indygs
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

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.

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by indygs
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Here are the CDG numbers from October, still slow, but the CDG-IND leg showed some promise IND-CDG-59.3%-70,612 cargo-131 pax per flight; CDG-IND-72.3%-233,622 cargo-162 pax per flight Compared to other TATL markets FI CLE-KEF-44.7%; KEF-CLE-54.5%-15,431 cargo WW CLE-KEF-53.9%; KEF-CLE-73.1% BA BNA...

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by indygs
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking with SkyClub folks in IND yesterday they said this week IND-CDG went out with a full Delta One cabin, which is certainly good news. But, also wonder how many of those are paid seats or just non-revs repositioning to IND for a good seat to hop the pond. I'm hopeful it'll continue to fill--at...

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by indygs
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Yowzers. IND-CDG at 56% in August. I wonder if it'll climb back above that before year's end.

Interesting to see DL's performance being pretty strong elsewhere, too. Doesn't seem there's much bleed to the CDG route on other connecting traffic through DL hubs.

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by indygs
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Random question for those on here who might be a bit more knowledgable about this than I. Was reading recently that UA plans to add clubs at some of smaller stations, FLL, RDU, etc. and it got me to thinking--could IND actually support the opening of another club or two? Say AA decided on wanting to...

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by indygs
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

And I'll wave the DCA flag for DL. If they want to be #1 in Indy, one of the ways to do that is to be the only carrier with direct service to BOS, DCA and NYC out of IND. AA, UA and DL each have two airports covered out of IND, I'd think the first to three would add another feather in their cap, pre...

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by indygs
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

And I'll wave the DCA flag for DL. If they want to be #1 in Indy, one of the ways to do that is to be the only carrier with direct service to BOS, DCA and NYC out of IND. AA, UA and DL each have two airports covered out of IND, I'd think the first to three would add another feather in their cap, pre...

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by indygs
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Waiting for an update on the IND-CDG flight, I think the IBJ was supposed to run an article about it sometime this month. So far LFs haven't been too bad, however the real test will be later this month and into February. https://secure.in.gov/apps/iedc/transparencyportal/viewtaxgrantloancontract/f1...

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by indygs
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3584

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

They also, as do other airlines, try to honor a locally-significant number for particular flights. For instance, Delta is one of several airlines at IND that has a flight 500 (IND-CDG) to honor the Indy 500. I believe AS (IND-SEA) UA (IND-SFO) and AA (IND-PHX) also do the same. We have a couple 317s...

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by indygs
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Very interesting that you are UA Silver though, what led you to go after that, as opposed to AA Gold. AA Gold would be more optimal as I use their IND-DCA service several times a year. UA Silver happened more-or-less because of trips to GVA and UA (at the time) having the only one-stop single carri...

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by indygs
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 182838

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Very true, although there are hardly any UA Mileage Plus members in IND. I haven't flown UA in almost a year, but I remember the last time I did they went through Groups 1 and 2 without anyone boarding. I think the problem UA has is that they put so many Y+ seats on their aircraft for some reason. ...

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