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by indygs
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 41061

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 4415

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 3404

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: 691
Views: 88915

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: 691
Views: 88915

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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by indygs
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 691
Views: 88915

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

On the UA piece, here's another thing that hurts IMO. Of the non-50 seaters they fly in/out of IND, most have FC cabins no larger than 6 seats. If you're a higher-end elite hoping to score an upgrade, your chance on UA are dismal compared to DL just based on supply, even with all the effort DL has p...

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by indygs
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Here's to new routes, upgauges, more awards and continued great service in 2019! All my best to you and yours!

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by indygs
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Re: The SkyClub expansion, a couple agents I spoke with at DL IND earlier this year indicated that was in the cards but ultimately the decision was not to move forward, only refresh furniture and re-configure the food area which was done right before the IND-CDG flight launched.

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by indygs
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I took a look and things are pretty much full now till a week after New Year, then it takes a nose dive till March. April is pretty light, but June is already seeing heavy bookings. I wouldnt be too scared of the light days considering they are light everywhere. To put in perspective the last coupl...

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by indygs
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

1. "Matt Klein, Spirit’s VP, and CCO stated its reasoning for expanding out of the Indy area due to its “growing metropolitan area, local food, and craft beer” as well as “family-friendly attractions” catering to all areas of the industry." Yeah I don't really consider Indy falling anywhe...

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by indygs
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Just a quick data point, flew CDG-IND this past Tuesday. 71 total pax on board, 15 up front and the rest in Comfort +/Economy. Never seen a plane as empty, but certainly didn't mind it. Crew was on a six-day turn, ATL-CDG-IND-CDG-ATL and FA's were also happy with a light load, though they did say th...

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by indygs
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I sure hope y'all are right about international numbers, but just as a single data point, I'm on CDG-IND a week from today and according to the Delta app, there are 16 open seats in Delta One and 177 available in main cabin. I know that's not a 100% accurate read on the situation but those are some ...

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by indygs
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy, is the 3rd runway you referenced the one on the other side of I-70? Last I'd heard that wasn't a part of FX's plans but perhaps I misread?

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by indygs
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

FYI, for those who may be interested, DL just dropped fares pretty drastically on the nonstop IND-CDG. You can fly basic economy in March for $477 and around $520 at other times starting in December extending to at least April. Not a bad deal. Which dates? I know Dec 6-11 is $527. Mar 12-19 is avai...

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by indygs
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

FYI, for those who may be interested, DL just dropped fares pretty drastically on the nonstop IND-CDG. You can fly basic economy in March for $477 and around $520 at other times starting in December extending to at least April. Not a bad deal.

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by indygs
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

DL has been subbing in their High Economy Comfort configuration of the 767 pretty frequently which likely means the they are receiving a decent amount of DL medallions/upgrades on this flight. My assumption is that DL is making a large chunk of their money on the Premium Cabin (J and Y+), as I pric...

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by indygs
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Flying IND-CDG tonight and as far as I can tell, a pretty decent load. Only 44 seats remaining on the plane and with 17 on the standby list that should get cut even further. Really cool to see that even in shoulder season, the flight is doing well. Curious if anyone knows how IND-OAK-IND is selling...

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by indygs
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Flying IND-CDG tonight and as far as I can tell, a pretty decent load. Only 44 seats remaining on the plane and with 17 on the standby list that should get cut even further. Really cool to see that even in shoulder season, the flight is doing well. Curious if anyone knows how IND-OAK-IND is selling ...

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by indygs
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Props to the Guv, but I'm also in the "I'll believe it when I see it" camp. In order to make this happen, a whole lot of factors outside his realm have to be favorable.

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by indygs
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

No boost to Ft Lauderdale? that's interesting. LF was 85% last March at 3x daily, so no need to add too much more capacity Is a little interesting given the possible cruise business, but then again Ft Myers has more retirement homes/condos and Orlando/Tampa have the amusement parks, so perhaps the ...

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by indygs
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Interesting tidbit, DL has cancelled PIT-CDG after upgauging to the 767 earlier this year. A good warning for IND not to get too comfortable in thinking we can support multiple TATL routes while CDG is still getting up on its feet.

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by indygs
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

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by indygs
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

What’s up with AC growth?!? AC added another YYZ-IND trip so they've gone from 3x/day from 2x/day. AC has flown the CRJ200 since the beginning, so (making a wild guess here) assuming they had 100 seats in each direction each day in the past, their jump in psgrs correlates to that many psgrs more pe...

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by indygs
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes, and also, let's not use the seat map game to assess the viability of a route. AF, 9W and others sell codeshares on the DL flight and sometimes those tickets don't come with advance seat reservations, nor does DL's own E class (Basic Economy) on these flights. That said, a red coat at DL last we...

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by indygs
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Thanks for the info- great that there are connections off of 501! I don't see the challenge for those people, they just follow the signs and go to the ticket counters/kiosks/TSA. if someone has an issue, I'll bet that there's a DL rep in the Customs area. So the signage as you exit right now largel...

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by indygs
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

fedex1 wrote:
The IND-CDG load on your flight doesn’t seem that good :-( I sure hope that was just a “off” day, and the rest of the days are busy!


Pretty sure my last-minute coach fare to GVA helped take care of a couple empty seats. :)

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by indygs
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

FWIW, a data point on DL500/501. Flew DL500 on Monday and flight wasn't too full, probably about 50 to 60 open seats in coach and handful in Delta One. Return, DL501, much more full, empty seats were few and far between in coach and Comfort + had about 8 or 9. Interestingly, about 7-8 passengers tha...

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by indygs
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172509

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

WN is making it really easy for DL at IND, if I was a betting man I would say IND-BOS will go seasonal by this time next year. WN has already lost 2-3% of the IND market share since April of last year, and that will continue with continued growth of DL, AA, and G4 I Totally agree. WN made a big dea...

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