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by kindeham
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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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 kindeham
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

indygs wrote:
WN in a quick retreat at IND. Quite a retreat I might add, given where their ambition was maybe two years back.


Someone is going to smell blood in the water. I am kinda thinking Spirit, if they have the aircraft available.

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by kindeham
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

So a strange insight I may have about Spirit in Indy. Back in September of last year Spirit hired someone I used to know as their director of route planning...he was a HUGE ATA fanboy. I don't have contact with him any longer - but Spirit adding Indy is probably not a chance based on what I know abo...

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by kindeham
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

AMS is currently considering a plan to build more runways (or even move the antire airport) in the North Sea. There would be a rail link to the main terminal. This would allow for more flights without disturbing the neighbors, but obviously this is a very long term plan. On the short term there is a...

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by kindeham
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I truly can’t see why a 3x weekly during summer couldn’t work well with DL CDG service! But what the heck do I know!!! NOTHING about flight planning, or yields!!!! I am just speaking out loud! I am confused what you are talking about? IND-CDG is daily during the summer and is often full. Or could y...

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by kindeham
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

fedex1 wrote:
I would love to see KLM AMS-IND.... I know it would never happen! I have flown KLM had a terrific experience!


Tell me about it! Would make my life easier - but like you say, I doubt it will ever happen. Only real potential I see for that is some sort of seasonal service at most.

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by kindeham
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

fedex1 wrote:
Not being a smarta** but shouldn’t 19’ May pass 18’ May?? They didn’t operate a full month last year...


I am assuming this was about load factor average for the month. Assuming that's the case then it's just an average per day it operated so how many days it operated is irrelevant.

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by kindeham
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 797
Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I will say that my numbers show May '19 IND-CDG as sizably higher than May '18, but June '19 vs. June '18 looks like it will be closer Eyeballing the future it looks like July '19 will blow July '18 out of the water IND-CDG. There are still some pretty sad days, like last year, but many more that a...

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by kindeham
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 797
Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Frontier has ordered 18 A321XLR's. Also speaking at the conference was Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines who said serving the U.S. coast-to-coast route during winter with a full payload, had previously been a challenge but the XLR would solve that problem. He said the airline was also looking a...

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by kindeham
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/06/16/st-louis-welcomes-avgeeks-to-inaugrual-stlavday/ Welcoming all airlines to grow St. Louis service, she vows that the airfield will not go down another dehubbing road as it did with American and TWA. Besides that, she also says that Europe remains a high priority ...

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by kindeham
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Grand Rapids as an announcement tomorrow (2 routes). So that probably means Allegiant or Frontier is doing announcements. Allegiant added New Orleans and Jacksonville from GRR yesterday. https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/delta-air-lines-shifts-its-non-hub-flights-serving-paris-476712 I...

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by kindeham
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

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


Hmmm seems like an odd time of the year for a route announcement. The one exception I could see to that would be MEX since a spring start would make sense. Hmmm.....

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by kindeham
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

airboss787 wrote:
On a side note, it seems DL500 has turned around and diverting probably to Detroit.


Seems it diverted due to an unruly passenger https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/direct-flight-from-indy-to-paris-diverts-to-detroit-due-to-unruly-passenger

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by kindeham
Thu May 30, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

IND-EWR-OPO and same for return. It was about $1,500 from STL and $900 from IND. And it really is something that is specific to IND. Prices from "nearby" airports (ORD, MCI) were similar to STL. That's interesting! Usual my family when trying to fly to Amsterdam to visit me finds Indy to ...

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by kindeham
Wed May 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I know this is a IND thread. . . But I’m reading the Ohio thread, and I truly am asking what keeps CMH from getting service to Europe? Isn’t Indianapolis and Columbus both very equal?? Indy has about 2.5 million more passengers each year. Columbus has no cargo facilities (they are located at Ricken...

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by kindeham
Fri May 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Jshank83 wrote:

Unless you are WOW.


I think we can all agree WOW was a "special" airline.

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by kindeham
Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

"A year later, the flight’s attraction is fully meeting our expectations, with more than 1,000 passengers on average flying between Indianapolis and Paris weekly" " In fact, Delta has added a Monday flight to Paris in September, bringing the total flights per week to six in the early...

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by kindeham
Tue May 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Will be interesting to see what happens in late October (or before) when the agreement stipulates DL will need to inform the state if they choose to suspend service between Jan 1--Mar 31, 2020. Hopefully advance bookings and this summer's LF's will climb high enough to make it worthwhile to continu...

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by kindeham
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like AA had to make some adjustments for June/July for their IND schedule: IND-PHL loses its mainline, which results in it being only 5x daily during June. Watch for high LFs and higher fares on this route this summer.... IND-ORD loses its mainline in July IND-LAX goes down to 1x daily this s...

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by kindeham
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

[quote="Midwestindy"]Name a better airport....I'll wait

Great idea, but I wonder how the vendors feel about this?

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by kindeham
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm not sure how much cargo the RR plants send to Europe, however, it could capitalize on FedEx cargo like the CDG flight does. I will add AMS doesn't add much value in terms of connections offered, most of the benefit is based off of a more seamless connection . CDG makes sense because it provides...

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by kindeham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 797
Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I think you'd be surprised how big AMS-IND is: That is quite surprising! Thankfully it is a bit down this year, but the last couple years have seen insane fares IND-AMS - like $900 in the off season. This summer is seeing $800-1000 on most days and then it drops to $650-700 in September, then right...

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by kindeham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 797
Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

From IND, here is what the passenger share looked like to Europe just before IND-CDG started, DL is likely significantly higher now: This is kinda hilarious to me. Looks like KLM is 3rd/4th. I live in Amsterdam only 10 minutes from Schiphol. Speaking of if anyone is ever traveling through Schiphol ...

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by kindeham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Beginning in May will be the real test, if there is strong YOY growth in the route in terms of loads, cargo, and yields then DL will keep service levels the same after the contract is up. I wouldn’t be surprised if IND-CDG hit 93%+ LF in June It'll be hard to get additional TATL service on DL, with...

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by kindeham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Getting lucky is a loose term. The yields on the DL service seem to be very high, so we will see, I guess. I have been watching these numbers closely since the route started and I do not see it going away. I had at once suspected additional summer service may be in the works, but that may have been...

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by kindeham
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Sorry, I just don't see DL dropping IND-CDG in the near future, at worst they would probably just reduce it to Summer only. IND is a pretty lucrative market for DL, and I don't think they would want to jeopardize that... If they were to drop it, I would think the airport/state would find a suitor l...

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by kindeham
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Next Saturday will be a mad-house in customs: DL CDG-IND 5:40 PM, G4 PUJ-IND 5:55pm, WN CUN-IND 6:15 PM I wonder if they will try to use A3 for Int'l arrivals, since all the F9 flights leave before 5:30 PM That's going to be a zoo. CDG-IND is pretty much full that day too. I wonder if there are any...

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by kindeham
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

It is a bit easier to estimate LFs more now for Sep-Nov considering the int'l passengers after summer are virtually only YYZ and CDG It looks like the LFs are hovering between high 60% to low 80% from Aug-Nov I am curious - is there some sort of non specific international traffic metric provided al...

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by kindeham
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I've seen quite a few times on this thread that the CDG-IND leg has significantly higher LF% than the IND-CDG leg. Why is that? It looks like there is also a lot more cargo on the CDG-IND leg as well. I would think that the point of sale would be better from IND than from CDG. I believe what you ar...

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by kindeham
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Southwest Schedule extension for August/September comes out on Thursday. This year marks the 30th anniversary of WN at IND, however I don't expect much to come from that. If WN IND-SAN gets extended I think that will be a success. When do the most recent numbers come out? I'm particularly curious a...

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by kindeham
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I was reading on the PIT 2019 Thread... how dirt cheap IND - CDG tickets are? So my question : how is the flight performing, and how is it performing v CVG - CDG. . . RDU - CDG?! I do understand this is winter. Slow season . Right now IND-CDG during the off season is bargin basement (sub $500). How...

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by kindeham
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Do we see IND - CDG staying with the frequency it has this fall and winter next year? Or will to do what they did in PIT and just do summer flying!? My guess is that it stays. The fall load factors were decent and that was with it being still on the new side. Winter has been on par with the other C...

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by kindeham
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Could the state of Indiana look to subsidize a Delta daily London Heathrow (LHR) route instead of a Paris Charles de Gaulle. There is no way it will be an "instead of" but perhaps an addition to. IND-CDG has been outperforming other DL routes to CDG. This coming summer will see extremely ...

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by kindeham
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Views: 102355

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't think the AMS flights were onward to India AFAIK. NW operated AMS-BOM and KL operated AMS-DEL. After the merger DL had that flight for a few years as JFK-AMS-BOM. They pulled that one in 2015. EDIT: They have only "expressed" a desire to return. There are no specifics. There's a w...

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by kindeham
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Good to hear, I read on another forum that almost half the plane connects on to India at times . I have noticed similar phenomena when I have taken the flight, I wonder how they can capitalize of this. Back with NW they used to run some of their AMS flights onward to India. Something like DTW-AMS-B...

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by kindeham
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
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Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

I'm going to throw my chips on Mexico City by Delta. The flags are a dead giveaway for something Latin American and the governor coming gives more context. Although Aeromexico is also possible, seems that it would make more sense for Delta since they wouldn't have to establish an entire new station.

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by kindeham
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
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Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I see some grumblings about IND-CDG being light in February. Yes, there are some light days, but just in February and nothing overly concerning. March is going to be very full. April will be questionable, but after that the entire summer will be full. Don't fret. This isn't going away based on the n...

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by kindeham
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It looks like many of the passengers were rebooked through other airports, ex. IND-JFK is nearly sold out (selling for over $1,000), IND-DTW looks quite full considering only FC is left, one of the afternoon sections of IND-ATL is sold out, and IND-MSP is nearly sold out this afternoon, IND-JFK, AT...

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by kindeham
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Anybody know why IND-CDG cancelled yesterday? Considering it was nearly a sell out and it being the day before Christmas Eve I can't imagine the strain that put on Delta. They are running an extra section today with about 100 people booked on it - so guessing those 100 ended up having to wait a nigh...

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by kindeham
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

stlgph wrote:

United stays boring and breaks some guitars or manages to do something absolutely stupid again that somehow makes national news …. and it happens at IND.


They will somehow manage to dump the blue water on the people in the parking lot of the Beech Grove Walmart.

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by kindeham
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Jetblue :checkmark: More Spirit flights :checkmark: I don't see airport expansion happening next year though, as the 2019 budget is already approved (unless of course they announce it for 2020) In addition to the B6/NK predictions you made, here are mine: - I think another destination or two from G...

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by kindeham
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Yep today looks packed, and thanks for pointing out June. I'm noticing a lot of June days with Economy very full, which means advanced sales are doing better than last year. Even if the IND-CDG flight gets better LFs (93-95%) next summer, I still doubt we will see any changes from DL, which is a bi...

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by kindeham
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

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 t...

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by kindeham
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:

Just wait til next months numbers, you will see the opposite trend, with inbound at capacity and outbound average.


I know CDG-IND in July is crazy - mid 90's or so.

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by kindeham
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:

JUNE
DL IND-CDG-91.8%; CDG-IND-70.3%
DL IND-CUN-89.9%; CUN-IND-90.1%
WN IND-CUN-81.8%; CUN-IND-80.7%


Well I was close on the outbound! We won't talk about the inbound....

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by kindeham
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I believe the June numbers for CDG come out today...so I'll give my guestimate to see how close I can come this time. I think IND-CDG at 91.6% and CDG-IND at 73.2% Place your bets!

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by kindeham
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Y4 could add nonstop service to Mexico from IND, and Y4 also already serves airports in the contiguous U.S. that aren't served by AM, 4O, or VB. The problem with Y4 is that they tend to get into ethnic routes, IND doesn't nearly have the amount of ethnic travel than peer Midwest cities. If anything...

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by kindeham
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
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Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:

Next Thursday I'll have June int'l and October Domestic LFs


Exciting! I have my guess, but I'll wait till next week for that (I was within 1% last time!) Outbound should be low 90's....inbound mid 70's...

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by kindeham
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173189

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 kindeham
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 173189

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

That link is to a story that is nearly 4 months old. I wouldn’t expect another Europe flight unless IND can prove it can support the CDG flight. It very well may be able to but time will tell. Although I don't want to celebrate success before the fat lady sings; she's warming up, her name is Edith ...

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