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by IndyHoosier
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 797
Views: 102350

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm flying an IND-CDG leg next week, currently the DL app is showing a LF of 66% and 21/26 seats filled in Delta One, which is pretty decent for late August I'm also flying IND-CDG next week. Unfortunately for me flying in economy, the flight is pretty full. Only 43 open seats and all seats filled ...

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by IndyHoosier
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 797
Views: 102350

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Absolutely baffling that the state would shut down the one highway going directly from the airport to downtown Indy........at the exact same time 65,000 people are coming into the city.... Hard to see how shutting down the entire interstate for a whole week was the only option they thought was feas...

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by IndyHoosier
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 78
Views: 8485

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

Adipocere wrote:
Would be fantastic if CBP setup pre-clearance at ISB in anticipation of more flights - maybe the US3 will jump in..


:lol: Not happening anytime remotely soon.

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 797
Views: 102350

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Midwestindy wrote:
I think there is a pretty good chance of a route announcement this week


Any guesses on what it might be?

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by IndyHoosier
Thu May 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3685

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

Well, we are already the worlds busiest O&D airport in the world. A much better metric than counting all those connecting pax that don't help the local economy that much! Does anyone have a list of the busiest O&D airports. Interested to see the other airports in the top 10. For the US http...

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by IndyHoosier
Thu May 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3685

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

B747forever wrote:
Well, we are already the worlds busiest O&D airport in the world. A much better metric than counting all those connecting pax that don't help the local economy that much!


Does anyone have a list of the busiest O&D airports. Interested to see the other airports in the top 10.

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9351

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

xxcr wrote:
Would it help if UA added a SFO-BOM/DEL flight?


SFO-DEL starts on December 5.

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9351

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

I actually don't think BOM will last much longer, especially without DEL. Now BOM is at least 5-6 hrs from the nearest UA destination (SIN), may be risky in case of an emergency. (From personal experience BOM flights would sometimes reroute to DEL if there was an emergency at BOM.) Not to mention f...

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29552

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

WORLDS FASTEST-GROWING AIRPORTS REVEALED . BLR at 4th LKO at 5th HYD at 10th & AMD at 11th JAI at 17th LINK:- https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/283239/asia-dominates-list-of-fastest-growing-airports/ Interesting, BLR is by far the largest of the lot in terms of absolute numbers...

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by IndyHoosier
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9933

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

Would love to see the state takeover and promote competition instead of catering to the hometown business. Not only would a 2nd airport be more convenient for many people, but it would likely increase ATL's capacity as well as DL would be compelled to answer the threat. The winners would be the com...

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CAPA: Top 20 Asian LCCs by capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: CAPA: Top 20 Asian LCCs by capacity

Very interesting. Thanks for posting!

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10882

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

This is my best guess. https://www.ibj.com/articles/70657-20m-in-state-incentives-targeted-to-help-airport-lure-international-flights "In another effort, she said, Indianapolis has submitted a bid to host the Routes Americas airline conference in February 2020. The annual three-day event typic...

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210294

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Taxes are not optional. The decision to gamble is optional. The decision to buy a candy bar is optional. That doesn't make the sales tax you pay on it not a tax. In any case, it's money collected by the government aka the people aka the public meant to be spent accordingly. Exactly. This is really ...

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with service to all 6 LON airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 4154

Re: Airports with service to all 6 LON airports?

DUB & BUD have service to all 6.

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

So close, Outbound LF of 79.6%, and Inbound of 43.4%, definitely not good! But considering Delta said the flight was doing successful the June LFs are probably much better, also the flights were carrying a decent amount of cargo relative to other DL flights. IND-YYZ had decent LFs for the first tim...

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by IndyHoosier
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Does anyone know when we'll get the first numbers about how the IND-CDG flight is doing?

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one time London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 56
Views: 9192

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

It doesn't matter if you recognize the Columbus breweries or not, but traveling to cities to check out their breweries, is becoming a thing, particularly in the U.S., bringing many people to Charlotte, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and beyond. Glad to hear that it's attracting interest overseas. That's ...

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one time London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 56
Views: 9192

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

I can assure you people aren't flying transatlantic to St. Louis, Indianapolis, or Charlotte to check out their craft breweries. . Im flying transpacific to Indianapolis next year in 2020 to do it. America is renowned for their craft beer in both Europe and Australia. And little breweries that no o...

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one time London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 56
Views: 9192

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

Sure, it's entirely a stupid idea and not even remotely viable....which is why someone is doing it. https://www.10tv.com/article/brewdog-launch-craft-beer-airline-round-trip-between-london-and-columbus I have investments in 4 microbreweries, and of those 4, 1 is in Indianapolis and another in St. L...

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32913

Re: BA to Start Charleston, SC

Wow, really surprising. There are dozens of cities I would have guessed before CHS.

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

On the AMS option, interestingly, what such a setup could allow is for a bit more differentiation in timing by where people are headed. For instance, many East Africa/South African connections leave AMS by 11a/12p latest. So that flight could leave earlier in the day out of IND while CDG could be a...

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
...WN has joined UA on my no fly list


Just curious, why are they on your no fly list?

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by IndyHoosier
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
Thought I would share this with you all

Here is the growth by route for certain destinations for June '17-June '18



Great analysis! Thanks for posting!

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Based on the amount given to DL so far: $715,495.00 Avg LF was 84.6% on IND-CDG both ways combined from May 25th-June 30th (possibly higher dependent on the number of cancellations) Wow, I had no idea DL was getting $55.00 per pax! Yep, it's a very odd incentives package, usually the incentives are...

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
Very Strong LFs from June


Thanks!

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by IndyHoosier
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5652

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

No, but I think they are probably going to cut most of the American Eagle flights.

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5643

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Finally an Indian airport (DEL) in top ten. Jai Ho!!! BTW where is my home airport (BOM). Is it in top 25? We may have to wait for full year results, due to seasonality in demand. The Northern hemisphere had its slower winter period during much of Jan-Jun. 2018, while other regions report their pea...

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161380

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

binayak wrote:
The busiest airports for the first six months of this year are out. Guess what.... DEL is TENTH!!!!!
Some questions of mine...
Has BOM come up in top 25?
Has BLR come up in top 50?


Great to hear. Do you have a link to the numbers?

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by IndyHoosier
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

May and June numbers are updated May passengers up 7.8% YOY AS +12.3% AC +2.9% G4 +51.9% AA +4.7% DL +5.8% F9 +23.3% J1 -17.8% WN +1.8% UA +1.2% June passengers up 7.2% YOY AS +59.7% AC +18.1% G4 +45.0% AA +4.1% DL +13.1% F9 +18.2% J1 -70.3% WN -6.0% UA -4.7% Interesting DL notes: - DL is now #2 at...

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by IndyHoosier
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 6449

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

lavalampluva wrote:
DTW delegation in 3...2...1


Haha, you beat me to it.

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7377

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

thats how the world spins, just like it was pure politics when Cagle put the tax in place. Good for Delta. Youre reaching too hard. Taxes are where we as a society get our revenue to have things like roads and schools. Why shouldnt DL or any other carrier pay their fair share? Except the whole thin...

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by IndyHoosier
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/38665105/hoosier-aero-strength-on-display-in-uk I wish they would say who they were meeting with BTW Q1 Domestic Airfare Report is out (2018-2017) MCO is still the largest O&D market for IND with 678 PDEW (up from 580 last year) Followed by LGA/EWR/JFK...

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50500

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Except there was a KXAN news article as well. Say what you want about that, but I highly doubt they would have put that out if DL wasn't planning something. The source of the article (and news report) seems to be the same job posting that’s let your and others imaginations to run wild. Cmon we all ...

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50500

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

And your statement is so difinitive. AUS is similar in size to CLT and has 10-15 million less travellers. You really think that in the future (we didn't specify a time frame which I will get to in a second) that this country won't be able to support another 15 million connecting passengers? By that...

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 7091

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

They need a 788/A338! And more A359s to downgauge some of those 77W routes like JFK. Because no one is building a huge factory near those places or their N American HQ which may eventually generate some decent premium traffic to TPE. It takes a lot more than one factory or one headquarters to makes...

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147731

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Well they just downgraded CDG-IND from 4 weekly to 3 weekly a sure indicator for the winter that it's not performing as well as expected. Probably should do your homework before you run around making wild claims like that: https://www.ibj.com/articles/68571-terms-for-paris-flights-incentives-deal-s...

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by IndyHoosier
Thu May 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Also pretty impressive that the inbound 767 from ATL only has 8 empty seats. I wonder when the last time a widebody jet was used for a domestic route to or from IND.

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by IndyHoosier
Wed May 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23034

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

jbs2886 wrote:
And this thread has officially been ruined by the exact same poster that ruins any other DL thread.


Agreed. It is quite annoying.

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by IndyHoosier
Fri May 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi: Cancelled 30 Jan 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 22112

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Sure. That's called supply and demand. I have no issues with Wow starting service. More is better. But it's not this glaring hole in service that it is being portrayed to be.if it was that bad, someone would have entered a long time ago. This is a natural evolution of service. And a good one for co...

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by IndyHoosier
Fri May 04, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8008

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

There's nothing at all stupid about Emirates... down the line. You may not think it will ever happen, but EK certainly sees a future where they serve 30-40 destinations in the US. How many cities does EK serve in the US? When was the last time they added a US destination? To think MKE with no TATL ...

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

With UA doing so poorly, is there any risk of them pulling out? Or are there numbers, despite being poor, still good enough to turn a profit here? 1. IND is in a metropolitan area with 2 million people. A legacy carrier would NEVER pull out of a market of our size. To even think that is ridiculous....

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79791

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

southwest1675 wrote:
I wonder out of AUS, RDU, and BNA, who would get TPAC service first?


I would guess BNA out of those three. But I doubt any of them will see TPAC service anytime soon. Hubs like PHL, CLT & MIA don't even have TPAC service.

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by IndyHoosier
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

You seem so sure IND will get TPAC service before any of the other mid-sized markets, I wouldn't be too sure about that. As I've stated ad nauseam on this forum, I doubt we will see any of these mid-sized markets getting TPAC service before the 2020's. Too much to address tonight but I'll respond t...

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by IndyHoosier
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 77490

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

jbs2886 wrote:
I think I speak for most posters reading this thread (or who stopped reading this thread). Can the DTW-obsessed posters stop? Lets get this thread back on track.


Agreed 100%

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by IndyHoosier
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161380

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

It is official: DEL jumps six places to become the 16th busiest airport worldwide. http://www.aci.aero/News/Releases/Most-Recent/2018/04/09/ACI-World-releases-preliminary-2017-world-airport-traffic-rankings--Passenger-traffic-Indian-and-Chinese-airports-major-contributors-to-growth---Air-cargo-Volu...

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173185

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Big news of the day http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/37858251/growing-global-footprint-could-mean-more-international-nonstops "Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says the Paris nonstop could be joined by additional international destinations on future flight schedules. &qu...

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by IndyHoosier
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines and Texas
Replies: 96
Views: 13080

Re: Delta Air Lines and Texas

I do wonder - how much of this is aircraft availability? DL does have a complex fleet, and a good sized one that is well utilized to be sure. I note that rarely am I on a flight with many seats. If flights were to be added, would it cut capacity somewhere else? Are there planes in storage DL could ...

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by IndyHoosier
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33243

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Well see if the facts do emerge, but this has the hallmarks of a tragic miscommunication. The most logical reason at this point is that the FA didn't know there was a dog in the carrier. From the article in OP's post (emphasis added): "I witnessed a United flight attendant instruct a woman to ...

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by IndyHoosier
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 44932

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Feature on women pilots of India. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/sky-no-bar-despite-struggle-an-impressive-12-of-indian-pilots-are-women/articleshow/63151439.cms 12% of commercial pilots in India are women, compared to 5.1% in the US and a global av...

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by IndyHoosier
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 18248

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I find it sad that so many people think because they paid a few hundred dollars for a slip of paper, they think they are merely allowed to do whatever they want to airline workers. So many people on here seem to share that sentiment even though they won't outright admit it. There is a point in time...

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