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by Gregarious1
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 28974

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Give it a week or two and I think we will see a deeper than 50% cut. Corona is just getting started in some places.

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by Gregarious1
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport is in the process of hiring contractors to redo some of the bathrooms.

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by Gregarious1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

-Looks like southwest AUS-SAC and AUS-RALEIGH are temporarily discontinued due to MAX issues -Master Plan still not approved by FAA -Checkpoint One Remodel design almost done -Almost to permitting for demolishing some old Air Force buildings -Construction started on Maintenance Complex -Apron Expan...

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by Gregarious1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH440/20e9fbcc


Storms in IAH, I assume? Is this the first time an A380 has diverted to AUS?

Emirates diverted to AUS a few years ago. It's rare, but not new.
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Ishrion wrote:
WN732 wrote:


Storms in IAH, I assume? Is this the first time an A380 has diverted to AUS?

Emirates diverted to AUS a few years ago. It's rare, but not new.

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by Gregarious1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I can confirm that it was a microburst. There were sustained winds of 50 knots for a good while. After the storms passed, my coworkers tell me that the winds were literally whipping back and forth from North to South at 20 knots.

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by Gregarious1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the replies. I'm not familiar with the gate numbering system at AUS. I understand you not wanting to get dragged into an Anet. Controversy ( some folks on here sure make it hard to have fun discussions). Does this mean DL. will be getting 8 gates altogether? So 5 additional gates for the...

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by Gregarious1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Its been @ a week since new gates opened and no one has given us any info on who is getting them, and how many ( particularly DL ). Has it been decided the total they are getting? When will the new Sky Club open? No word on the sky club. Contractors are working on it though. Just for clarification,...

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by Gregarious1
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Doesn't the FAA cap how much growth they are allowed to anticipate? The FAA limits master plans to a maximum of 4.5% growth per year. I had no idea; thank you for this. What's the logic behind such caps, though? I'm not certain but I would hazard a guess that it's to prevent airports from projectin...

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by Gregarious1
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

On contrast, those BA numbers look great. Alaska is continuing to grow. SAN goes mainline April 1. SJC goes mainline Aug 26. Lots of adds this year have the airport bursting at the seams. Right, expansion needs to be put into overdrive, the airport needs to eventually quit playing catch up. Februar...

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by Gregarious1
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96720

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

dfwneedsqf wrote:
Any updates on when the first stage of the expansion opens? I originally heard it was supposed to happen yesterday, but no rumblings can be found online.

A water pipe broke so the expansion won't open till this Thursday.

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by Gregarious1
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85362

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

tphuang wrote:
How many gates will wn have after adding those 2?


Eight.

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by Gregarious1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 52803

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

You should be able to Google it. They have a few concepts drawn up and the final master plan should be released this fall.

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by Gregarious1
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 52803

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I'm going to enjoy watching all the naysayers eat copious amounts of crow.

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by Gregarious1
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85362

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Cargo door light indicator. No emergency. Just some holding for fuel burn.

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by Gregarious1
Mon May 07, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85362

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Internal signage AND the external signs plus updates to airline systems printing correct gate numbers on boarding passes. There's probably more that I'm missing. The gate number changes will happen over 3-4 months starting in late summer IIRC.

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by Gregarious1
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85362

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

A few things: Recent rumor from a Delta pilot was Delta would get 5 of the new nine gates. Different source said Southwest would get 2 gates (presumably two left behind by Delta). Gates will start being renumbered in late summer starting on the West end of the terminal and moving to the east end. Th...

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by Gregarious1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85362

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

And it's not just Austin. The I-35 corridor from San Antonio to north of Austin had been expanding rapidly. New Braunfels, for example, had a little over 30k population 10 years ago but is now over 60k. The other towns in between Austin and San Antonio are growing at similar paces. The San Marcos ma...

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by Gregarious1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 85362

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

It does not. The incline is too great to connect the ramp to taxiway Bravo near 17L.

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by Gregarious1
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14006

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Can someone remind me when BA upgauges LHR to a 744 at AUS? I recall it was early 2018 (March?). I'm trying to figure out if I should be at the gate when the first 744 arrives. What I struggle with is the ongoing (and much needed) expansion of the east pier. My AUS-MEX roundtrip last month on AM ma...

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by Gregarious1
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14006

Re: Austin Thread 2017

Here is my analysis on what NK could do if they choose to ever open AUS, which IMO is near. I’ve wondered why NK hasn’t come in yet. Alliegiant seems to be doing very well. Another thing I’ve been curious about—F9 was among the original group of carriers who lobbied to be able to move to a reopened...

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