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by freerover
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

KAUSavgeek wrote:
No more LH A340-600 on the 12th



Were they scheduled to upgrade to the 600 for the Frankfurt flight for the summer?

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by freerover
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

So if ABIA growth's next 10 years mirrors the last 10 years it will be 10 million off in capacity. However, that level of growth is really unlikely and they can always bump up the lelel of expansion in 5 years.

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by freerover
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

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by freerover
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

AUS put out a press statement celebrating Spirit's first international flight to CAN and their 1 year at the port. It's pretty impressive that they'll be up to 13 cities next month. As a reminder, here are all the new flights: *Feb 26th, Cancun, Spirit Mar 26th, Nashville, Spirit Mar 26th, Newark, S...

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by freerover
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Man, I really thought this would ignite a huge discussion! I think both here and SSP have a much greater interest in the new flight news than the infrastructure. I wish I knew of a city thread that just liked to talk infrastructure.

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by freerover
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I thought the old parking garage in front of the terminal was going to be repurposed as the terminal extension. Looks like it will be razed and a new building built on the property. It was always going to be torn down. New structure is going basically be a giant box with a more open design that wil...

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by freerover
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

phatfarmlines wrote:
Any potential expansion of the South Terminal? Seems there is a building next to the current structure that could be connected.


Nope. South terminal is managed by a private company.

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by freerover
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm surprised about the tunnel, given the fact that it's a water table prone to flooding. And let's not forget the airport's closure a few years ago of a day (or two?) due to the tower's first floor getting flooded. Granted, the electrical connections were elevated thereafter, but my point remains ...

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by freerover
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

We got a good update on what the first CIP of the new master plan will be on SSP from poster Mikey. - braided intersection of SH 71 / Presidential Blvd is currently in design - 4-gate western extension + in-fill project in the works to enable the loss of at least that many gates for future midfield...

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by freerover
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

We got a good update on what the first CIP of the new master plan will be on SSP from poster Mikey. - braided intersection of SH 71 / Presidential Blvd is currently in design - 4-gate western extension + in-fill project in the works to enable the loss of at least that many gates for future midfield ...

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by freerover
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Thanks, freerover, for the awesome update. Question about the East Terminal Apron expansion finishing next month...what's left? I couldn't tell that there was anything left to complete the last time I was there a couple of weeks ago. TIA. In terms of the actual building, only minor roof work is lef...

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by freerover
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Feb Updates -Last phase of East Terminal project is the 2nd phase of Apron expansion and should be finished in March Thanks, freerover, for the awesome update. Question about the East Terminal Apron expansion finishing next month...what's left? I couldn't tell that there was anything left to comple...

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by freerover
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Feb Updates -Virtually all aspects of phase 1 of 2040 master plan in progress to studies/design phase despite master plan still not approved by FAA -ABIA looking to hire 2 films to help with on call planning services for general planning and implementation of 2040 master plan. The proposals from int...

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by freerover
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117249

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https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/27/kobe-bryant-helicopter-pilot-misjudged-terrain-slow-down/ (yes, TMZ) says: The pilots we spoke with say it's clear based on the abrupt change on the flight tracker ... the pilot panicked and quickly ascended to 2,000 feet. We're told he cleared a mountain range by 100...

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by freerover
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117249

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

"It was not owned by Kobe Bryant. Island Express Holding, a charter company which goes by IEX Holding, is owned by Phillip DiFiore, of Long Beach, and has been in operation since 2011. DiFiore also owns Island Express Helicopters, which he has operated since 1986. DiFiore and his companies coul...

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by freerover
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117249

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Why would they be flying VFR in a IFR capable helicopter? The only thing I can think of is the pilot was not ifr rated or not current. If not rated why on earth with somebody with enough money to afford a 76 not hire a IFR rated pilot. I'm sure that will be the core of some wrongful death lawsuits ...

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by freerover
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117249

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

not saying this is what happened, I am generally curious as I know nothing about helicopters. what solutions are there if you have an engine failure at altitude In a helicopter? I’m sure the most novice traveler probably thinks if an airliner loses its engines it will fall out of the sky. Obviously...

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by freerover
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117249

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

There's a video circulating that is purporting to show the crash. I can't see it up close, so I don't know if the livery matches. What I'm watching is a clear tail-rotor failure, mismanaged. Power isn't cut following entry into the spin, aircraft continues to spin and fall, with fireball at the end...

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by freerover
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Master Plan not yet approved but it doesn't seem like airport cares. Lots of projects are moving forward. Notice to proceed on midfield taxiway realignment of hotel and golf is going out in the next 2 weeks. This is needed to accommodate the new concourse. Scheduled to finish 10/23. Notice to proce...

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by freerover
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Master Plan not yet approved but it doesn't seem like airport cares. Lots of projects are moving forward. Notice to proceed on midfield taxiway realignment of hotel and golf is going out in the next 2 weeks. This is needed to accommodate the new concourse. Scheduled to finish 10/23. Notice to procee...

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by freerover
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I was not aware they had already revealed it. Would you please send a link? I've seen parts but not the entire plan. The draft plan may be reviewed here: https://www.abiamasterplan.com/theplan/. -Mike That's a summary. Do you have the link to the entire plan? It's not a summary. That is the entire ...

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by freerover
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 29009

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Wacko55 wrote:
Confirmed for 2020:
--2040 Master Plan revealed
--KLM starting AMS (3x weekly)
--NRS starting CDG (seasonally)


Predictions for 2020:
--TPAC route announced
--19m passengers


The master plan has already been revealed. It's waiting to be officially approved.

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by freerover
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't see Amazon utilizing EDC but I do think they would add a few flights in and out of AUS with this distribution center being situated on TX 130. There's enough room at AUS for Amazon to build their own dedicated freight ramp if they did not want to use the existing one. There is a new facilit...

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by freerover
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Ishrion wrote:
Apparently British Airways is supposed to switch to the A350-1000 on March 29?



It'll help for takeoffs if the west runway is closed for a few months next year for maintenance.
EDIT: Nvm. I don't think the west runway will close until Dec 2020.

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by freerover
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

KD5MDK wrote:
A west security checkpoint with more lanes and Precheck would be very helpful.


Yea, I guess the question would be how much easier it would be done compared to the new terminal building. I'm not sure if it's worth it if it's just a year. How long did the west infill take?

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by freerover
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

It would be nice to get more info on the possible West Infill. It's listed as a possible interim improvement. The only info I've seen about it is, " Additionally, the ovoid shape of Checkpoint One(East Infill) could be repeated in a new West Infill project for BJT, a concessions node in the new...

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by freerover
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

For a rolling twelve month period, the airport has now exceeded 17 million passengers. Pretty nuts. Do you know when each runway is going to shut down next year for upgrades and renumbering? Are we going to 18/36 L&R? Yep. They are also adjusting the grooving to increase friction, adding lights...

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by freerover
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

llintner wrote:
malev2012 wrote:
http://austintexas.gov/news/october-2019-passenger-cargo-traffic-austin-bergstrom


For a rolling twelve month period, the airport has now exceeded 17 million passengers.



Pretty nuts. Do you know when each runway is going to shut down next year for upgrades and renumbering?

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by freerover
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you mean? If they complete the other concourse before they start construction on the bridge, could they use a transit option instead? I think the idea is that they’ll be completed at the same time; they just don’t need to begin construction at the same time in order for that to happen. This.

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by freerover
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

dfwneedsqf wrote:
Was there any mention of what might be used until then? Daydreaming of busses or the Dulles people movers...


What do you mean?

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by freerover
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Wacko55 wrote:
Do you mean they will both be completed at the same time with different construction start dates?



Yes.

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by freerover
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.kvue.com/article/money/economy/boomtown-2040/what-austin-bergstrom-international-airport-will-look-like-in-2040/269-1f0adf5b-e83a-44f6-bb48-68f9eefa6fbe A planned 2021 start date with a planned 2032 finish. That would be awesome. But work needs to start quick! The new terminal building ...

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by freerover
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.kvue.com/article/money/economy/boomtown-2040/what-austin-bergstrom-international-airport-will-look-like-in-2040/269-1f0adf5b-e83a-44f6-bb48-68f9eefa6fbe A planned 2021 start date with a planned 2032 finish. That would be awesome. But work needs to start quick! The new terminal building ...

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by freerover
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

13 is a hardstand and not used. There are 33 gates at the BJT and 3 hardstand gates at the ST for a total of 36. Hard to imagine that the airport with exceed 17m passengers this year with only 36 gates. Why have it if it isn't used? Also, does BJ have too many gates for its size? I know the number ...

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by freerover
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Gate 12 is finally open so now all new gates as a part of the eastern terminal extension is complete! Delta for 7 and JetBlue for 12? This is what it is as I understand it. rajincajun01 says AA is trading 32 for 28 which I incorporated but AA is still using 32 right now and I don't see anyone on 28...

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by freerover
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Gate 12 is finally open so now all new gates as a part of the eastern terminal extension is complete! Delta for 7 and JetBlue for 12? This is what it is as I understand it. rajincajun01 says AA is trading 32 for 28 which I incorporated but AA is still using 32 right now and I don't see anyone on 28....

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by freerover
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Wow, rwy 4/22 at SAT is indeed only 8,505' long. Thanks, freerover, for pointing that out. I'm surprised that I didn't notice that earlier, being a GA pilot in the area. And the "shorter" of the two runways at AUS is 9,000', which is the rwy the inaugural BA 787 landed on (35R) a few year...

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by freerover
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.


Runway length is an issue for SAS and getting to Asia or Europe. Less length for takeoff, means less weight, means less fuel means less people.

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by freerover
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

City Council is set to approve the 16 million design/build contract to centralize the baggage handling system and increase capacity and meet demands of next 5-7 years before new terminal building is complete. Project is suppose to complete in September 2021. Port also applying for demolition permits...

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by freerover
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm surprised to learn that the airport exit from 71 EB will be prior to 183, but thinking about the Parking Spot (actually "Parking Spot West" now, after the 2nd substation, "Parking Spot East" was opened a year or so ago, on the WB lanes of 71, east of the airport), that makes...

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by freerover
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

So I got some clarification on the changes TxDot is starting next year on 71 at the Airport: There will now only be 1 exit from 71 to the airport instead of exits for Spirit of Texas and Press Blvd. All airport traffic will exit just 71 just after Riverside and a new bridge will carry those cars (al...

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by freerover
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I asked the bartender (best source of information, right?) at the AC about renovation/remodel/expansion and it was his understanding that a new AC will be built in the mezzanine space opposite of the current AC where the city aviation offices are currently. The plan is that once the city aviation o...

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by freerover
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

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 freerover
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

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 Expans...

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by freerover
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

The last stinger jetway is gone!

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by freerover
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/defaul ... y_2019.pdf


Looks like Delta fell back behind United.
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malev2012 wrote:


Looks like Delta fell back behind United.

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by freerover
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Holla! Gate 6 in the eastern terminal extension is open. Gate 12 still had 1 plane this morning but that looks like it. Hopefully it'll be shut down so it can be relocated and the last of the stinger jetways can be removed.

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by freerover
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Gate 6 looks like it'll open any day now. Westjet and Spirit will likely move over to it so gate 12 can be shut down and relocated. https://i.ibb.co/KXXP83Q/Screen-Shot-2019-08-19-at-11-26-44-AM.jpg I flew out last week and it looked as they were already starting prep work around gate 12. I wouldn'...

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by freerover
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Gate 6 looks like it'll open any day now. Westjet and Spirit will likely move over to it so gate 12 can be shut down and relocated.

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by freerover
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96770

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Some Port Updates: -Gates 6 and 8 are supposed to open this month which will allow 12 to close and the last of the stinger getaways to be removed and reconfigured. All new gates should be open by October. -Construction starts next month on the new massive Consolidated Maintenance Complex. This is a...

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