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by ChaseCLT
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6634

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

I remember it flew to Hickory, NC which I thought was incredibly short. According to Google Maps, it takes 54 minutes to drive from Charlotte Douglas airport to downtown Hickory. It takes longer to get to Dulles from downtown DC (even when the silver line opens soon) then it does to drive to from CL...

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by ChaseCLT
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9277

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

Woah, lots of grumpy folks!

It’s interesting news, covid or not. And there’s discussion that can be had (will DFW move up the ranks in busiest, etc.)

If it doesn’t interest you, don’t post.

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by ChaseCLT
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19967

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

I know everywhere is sucking big time right now and I'm sure other cities/airports had awesome things going on but I'm just so frustrated that all the progress IAD was making has been tarnished by Covid. The Silver Line is opening sometime soon, investments from United and expansion, lots of new int...

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by ChaseCLT
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1491

Re: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?

I hated the Continental colors on United. The entire duration, it was always Continental to me. I even accidentally referred to it as Continental a few times. At first, i was disappointed with the new livery (No tulip.) But it's grown on my so much since it has been first introduced, I really like i...

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by ChaseCLT
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 184317

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Who is being told not to travel domestically and by whom? You have probably already heard about Amazon telling its employees not to travel domestically. I think you will find this is happening across many companies in North America. Where if you have not booked, you are told not to book any trips u...

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by ChaseCLT
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 US airports - very large and large hubs by total passenger traffic - enplanements and deplanements
Replies: 28
Views: 7403

Re: 2019 US airports - very large and large hubs by total passenger traffic - enplanements and deplanements

So how accurate is the list?

As already corrected, IAD was already way off but all the revisions have me questioning the integrity of the data.

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by ChaseCLT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 14388

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

Does anybody know the latest schedule for when National Hall will no longer be accessible, pre-security? I am one of the few people who go to DCA just to hang out, pre-security, in that space. It's good for plane-watching with kids, especially if the weather makes Gravelly point unpleasant. I’ve be...

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by ChaseCLT
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19866

Re: Collapsing US hubs

This column does bring back memories of many more cities that were once hubs: AA at BNA, RDU, and SJC DL at CVG and MEM (MEM previously NW and even RC-Republic before that). PDX was a small hub with flights across the Pacific. NW had a mini-hub at BIL TW at MCI. Also had small hubs at ABQ and PIT a...

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by ChaseCLT
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67550

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

I live downtown DC and I use all 3 for leisure. I think bwi is faster to get to than iad in mass transit so it’s more convenient and faster imo. Bwi is usually cheaper. Though I’m generally willing to pay a premium every now and then for dca. But I fly nearly every other weekend to see family. Those...

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by ChaseCLT
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38696

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

There is such a difference in every way between Delta and AA/United. I will gladly pay a premium to fly Delta and even take an inferior schedule or routing. From the product to the employees. I love Delta. Much rather have a longer layover or flight on Delta and pay a premium than stuck in misery on...

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by ChaseCLT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19918

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Will IAD end up being a shorter or longer train trip from downtown DC than BWI? Maybe the same but. The MARC/Amtrak has garbage frequencies. Especially weekends. The silver line will be a very welcome addition. I work in Tyson’s and most of our people prefer to Just go out of IAD. There are, what, ...

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by ChaseCLT
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112845

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

This is totally not it, but I wish American would expand at IAD to compliment DCA. Though with Charlotte down the road, probably never going to happen.

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by ChaseCLT
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 47592

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Maybe they should advocate for more competition. It shouldn’t cost $500+ to fly between IAD/DCA to CLT, for example. Luckily Spirit at least offers BWI to CLT cheap, otherwise BWI-CLT too is expensive for it to be worth - to me - to go down for the weekend or whatever. I can literally find legit far...

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by ChaseCLT
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11217

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Cheaper prices, more competition will drive more traffic. It’s easily $1600 to Brazil from the US. Europe on the other hand is so common to see flights below $700. I easily fly round trip to Europe for around $500 from the each coast. I loveeeee Brazil. But the cost for 2 people is a little too much...

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by ChaseCLT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 15427

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

You can’t prevent thunderstorms or natural events, etc. it happens whether you like it or not.

There doesn’t have to be a flyover. Trump deciding he wants a flyover is a choice. A severe thunderstorm is not a choice.

Anyway. Looks like there are thunderstorms for DC that day anyway.

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by ChaseCLT
Sat May 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388311

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I like the tail a lot. But body of the aircraft I like less and less as time goes on. It’s so close to being a great livery. I think it’s the grey belly that I don’t care for.

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by ChaseCLT
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388311

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

So much better. Can’t wait to see Dulles filled with these.

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by ChaseCLT
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388311

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

They should’ve done this from the start. And it looks nice. Finally I’ll be able to look at a plane and think “United” instead of “Continental”

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by ChaseCLT
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388311

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

That United video is giving some US Airways Swoosh vibes.

Can’t wait to see some United 757’s Banking into DCA. Their current colors are so drab

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by ChaseCLT
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds LAS-CLT
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: F9 adds LAS-CLT

As a Charlottean, I welcome the alternatives and competition. Hopefully this will lead tolower fares at some point. I believe this is the longest non-AA domestic route from Charlotte and first non-AA transcon? Nice to see the hometown get more low fares and hopefully more to come as A expands. A fe...

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by ChaseCLT
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 186510

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

That’s sad. I used WOW before from BWI to CDG. Heard lots of American families who are so nkt aviation experts saying how they always took WOW and they were pros at the WOW process (connecting through Iceland, etc.) They were nice and it’s sad for the nice employees. I will say though, some of the c...

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by ChaseCLT
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67550

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like another big year for IAD internationally. UA starts TLV, TAP starts LIS, AZ starts FCO and now MS starts CAI. I do have doubts that all these flights are sustainable in the long term, but hope they all succeed. I hope they all succeed. TAP had some super low fares. I scoree a couple 1 wa...

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by ChaseCLT
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 11303

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

DFW and CLT are becoming HUGE. 1500 daily departures combined. Actually 1600, the summer plan is DFW 900, CLT 700. i think that's about a 10% increase each. Very bold, especially since the operation last year was not great. I’m so glad armchair CEO’s on here have dropped the “Charlotte’s going to b...

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by ChaseCLT
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 21572

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

I’m sure it’s been discussed plenty, but United does have a Southern Hub.... Dulles. Technically, maybe, since IAD and DCA are south of the Mason-Dixon line. How does UA at IAD compare to DL at ATL (#1) or AA at CLT (#10)? IAD is #25 nationwide, of which most traffic is international. IAD is irrele...

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by ChaseCLT
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 21572

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

I’m sure it’s been discussed plenty, but United does have a Southern Hub.... Dulles.

Why isn’t United bigger at Dulles? NoVa has plenty of Fortune 500’s and a business community where it’s comvenient. Lots of O&D.

Are the fees at IAD just that high?

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by ChaseCLT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 17127

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

This thread is funny for several reasons. First, the liberal use of “mega” hubs. Atlanta (Delta near 1000 daily flights) and DFW (AA soon to be 900 plus daily flights) are the only true single airline mega hubs. Chicago and Denver are mega hubs with multiple airline hubs. To call CLT a megahub is l...

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