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by SDFguy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 24409

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Here's the final 2019 statistics for SDF: https://www.flylouisville.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Aviation-Stats-2019-12.pdf 4,239,064 passengers - 9.65% increase over 2018 Great news for SDF! Very encouraging to see the high rate of growth, considering many of our neighbor airports are barely gro...

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by SDFguy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 14323

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Olympia should have an Airport and Airline Service. It's a State Capitol. Many "State Capitol Airports" have a lot of service. Sacramento, California & Austin,Texas. LOL, wut?! Might as well say that Olympia should have a mega-hub too since the state capitols of Atlanta and Denver hav...

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by SDFguy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 730
Views: 83573

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

THIS is the major announcement all you IND fanboys have been hyping up?! LOL! When will you ever learn to take all the nonsense spouted by your officials with a grain of salt?

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by SDFguy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 103582

Re: Delta Network Thread 2020

Delta 2020 Confirmed International Additions/Changes: - BOS-MAN - BOS-LGW - ICN-MNL - LAX-AMS (Resumption) - DTW-PEK switches to PKX - SEA-PEK switches to PKX - NRT-ATL/DTW/PDX/HNL/SEA relocated to HND What could we see in 2020? - More growth from AUS/BOS to compete against AA's recent growth. - Mo...

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by SDFguy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 730
Views: 83573

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

What are IND's most desired unserved routes? With all of this in mind, the IND air service strategy continues to focus on increased service both domestic and international markets, including the: - West Coast of the U.S. - Drive markets from Indianapolis such as St. Louis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Mi...

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by SDFguy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28951

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

I don't think people are appreciating how PDX being an Alaska Airlines hub played a MAJOR role in this -- because it almost guarantees the success of this route in my mind. https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/how-to-earn-miles/airline-partners/british-airways I flew BA business class YVR...

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by SDFguy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 188238

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

All this talk about the subsidy being some sort of golden ticket for CDG.... October CDG-IND was at 90%! That's an amazing load factor for October for any route to anywhere. Guess what? There was no subsidy for October. That means this route is holding its own without any help from anyone. The subs...

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by SDFguy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28951

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

So rather than go into an untapped market, they're going into one with direct competition from DL. I don't get it. Simple enough to get. DL is only seasonal. It is safe to assume that DL will not be resuming the route in S21. You think DL is just going to roll over? I doubt it. I have no doubt they...

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by SDFguy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 188238

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Oh my, not this IND flight to Asia nonsense again! Weren't you Indy fanboys 100% adamant that the flight was going to be announced by the end of 2018? Who cares how many Japanese auto factories are in the state. Do you think assembly line workers are traveling to Tokyo??? Who cares how "aggres...

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by SDFguy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 188238

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Oh my, not this IND flight to Asia nonsense again! Weren't you Indy fanboys 100% adamant that the flight was going to be announced by the end of 2018? Who cares how many Japanese auto factories are in the state. Do you think assembly line workers are traveling to Tokyo??? Who cares how "aggress...

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by SDFguy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 11393

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

It seems like Delta is the only airline you ever hear about going above and beyond like this to help passengers stranded due to another airline. It's definitely a culture thing. That's why I fly Delta whenever possible, even if it costs slightly more.

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by SDFguy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 188238

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Midwestindy response is "predictable": "SDF lacks service to JFK, BOS, YYZ, SFO, SEA, SAN, AUS, RDU, e.t.c Until there is service to most of these, it's not even worth discussing" #1. Boyd suggest SDF TATL in 3-5 yrs. #2. SDF is working on BOS, YYZ, SFO, SEA and RDU. That said, ...

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by SDFguy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 188238

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ind.com/about/media/media-releases/indy-airport-named-best-in-north-america-according-to-j-d-power "Indy Airport Named Best in North America According to J.D. Power" What an extremely misleading headline. Indy was named the best among MEDIUM sized airports. This excludes the a...

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by SDFguy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 188238

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

IND has a problem that needs to be resolved. They are taking a beating because of the 737 MAX issue. That isn't their fault but it is their problem none the less. They also have a problem in that they have two airlines (F9 and G4) that play darts with a route map and you cannot rely on them from se...

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by SDFguy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 268
Views: 35519

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

I would like to first get flights to SFO, BOS, SEA, etc before worrying about a TATL flight.

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by SDFguy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 9744

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

Do BA flight crew get any sort of extra pay for having to fly to such a dangerous country?

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by SDFguy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 14814

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

bravotango75 wrote:
So, Delta is flying from Indy to Paris........Why? Talk about a weird route


An airline will fly anywhere a city wants them to as long as they throw enough money at the airline.

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by SDFguy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11640

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

The new name is widely welcomed in Louisville. Ali is a legend in the city. Just look up footage of his funeral procession a few years ago. There’s a street downtown named after him and a museum/event center. His childhood home has also been turned into a museum. There are of course people that com...

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by SDFguy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 14814

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. Yep, someone posted the performance stats ...

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by SDFguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 46405

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Interesting. Kinda curious IND is not mentioned given that they've invested heavily with the CDG route and others, but to the point made earlier, would love to see what 'focus city' actually means. Hopefully IND isn't about to get the PIT treatment from DL. The PIT-CDG flight was just discussed in ...

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by SDFguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 46405

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Capn wrote:
Moderators:
Could you please re- open the DTW thread so that the 2 DTW TROLLS get their playpen back?
Thanks in advance


Amen! The DTW trolls make threads on here absolutely unbearable to read. It's ridiculous.

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by SDFguy
Fri May 31, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 18669

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

compensateme wrote:
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
I am kind of confused has delta added anything to AUS?


A.net has more unfounded rumors than the average clique of high school girls.


:lol: So funny, yet sadly, so true.

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by SDFguy
Wed May 29, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 37
Views: 4483

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

No, because LAX is not a huge hub for any major airline, whereas ATL is a massive hub for Delta and its geographic location makes it convenient for passengers connecting domestically. In the world, ATL won't stay at #1 forever - I think it will pass the crown to IST which is projected to have 150 m...

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by SDFguy
Wed May 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 37
Views: 4483

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

I think LAX will be busier than ATL starting in 2028, when they host the Olympics.

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by SDFguy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 12943

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

LOL!!!! What on earth does that have ANYTHING to do with what continent Dubai is on?!?! There’s two things we just learned about ac33e: 1). They clearly failed geography class in school 2). They don’t work in the field either You'd be surprised. Maybe I just don't feel like arguing with bigots. Wha...

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by SDFguy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 12943

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

Didn't know Dubai was in Asia, thanks for the very enlightening comment. Might as well add BOS-DOH then and YUL-DOH according to your reasoning. Can you enlighten us in what continent it is? :rotfl: If you would be working in the field, you'd know DXB is treated as a transatlantic flight vs. NRT as...

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by SDFguy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 12943

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

According to the IND fanboys, NH was supposed to announce a flight to IND by the end of 2018, because airport officials promised a flight to Asia by then and also because NH's colors matched some displays at the airport. So, I'm SURE NH is thinking about IND as well, lol.

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by SDFguy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 766146

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...

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by SDFguy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 766146

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Social media hysteria rules the day. American Airlines reported in 14,000 flights, there have be NO REPORTS of any flight management irregularities with the MAX 8. I repeat, no irregularities. I would fly on a MAX 8 in the hands of a WN or AA pilot today. We still have zero data on what happened on...

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by SDFguy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 38742

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

AA needs to stay out of India and let its alliance partners fly there, PHL is not Newark or JFK in O & D for such a long flight. The most viable city AA has a large presence for India is Chicago but its ORD hub is in declining health, now would not be the time for a new flight there. AA has bet...

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by SDFguy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 38742

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Austin would also be a good choice for Indian flights. Its a decent tech hub and faces no competition from gulf carriers. The "rah rah AUS" is getting almost comical.... AUS hasn't even shown that it can support two yearround flights to Europe yet, and now you're talking 16hr+ flights to ...

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by SDFguy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 83
Views: 10732

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

ATL on the airport authority side is known for being one of the most corrupt airports in the United States. While operationally it runs fine, much of that is do to the airline(s) and not the airport authority. I can see why they want to pull it under the state's control and away from the corruption...

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by SDFguy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 188238

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport director spoke at the Economic Club luncheon today, and said something interesting: “Indianapolis will probably be the largest cargo-carrying airport in the United States in the next 15 years.” :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: This coming from the same people that claimed that IND would have a n...

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by SDFguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 93
Views: 11749

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

What about the non-stop flight to Asia that "Indy" said was guaranteed to happen before the end of 2018? Is Indy really big enough to support a TPAC flight? They have a single TATL flight to Paris. The only other non-hubs I know of with Asia flights are Portland, Boston, San Diego, San Jo...

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by SDFguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 432795

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Today EK formally announced Boston A380 Service: https://twitter.com/emirates/status/1085552338528624640 "We are excited to announce a daily @Airbus A380 service between @bostonlogan and @DubaiAirports, to be operated on a seasonal basis from June 2019." Great news for BOS. Has any other ...

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by SDFguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 93
Views: 11749

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

What about the non-stop flight to Asia that "Indy" said was guaranteed to happen before the end of 2018?

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by SDFguy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline Announcement at IND 12/11
Replies: 55
Views: 9779

Re: New Airline Announcement at IND 12/11

What about the non-stop flight to Asia some on the IND thread were saying was guaranteed to be announced by year-end? Wasn't there speculation that ANA was going to come based upon a giant blue box in the IND airport?

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by SDFguy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18701

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

What an absolute disaster of an airline!

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by SDFguy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 19254

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Well, then airlines should get more realistic about passengers size. A 9-across A330 or A310, or 6-across ARJ/BAe-146 are glaring examples of being unrealistic on their part, don't you think? The fact that passenger dimensions are growing larger -- is here. So is the fact that the seat width is not...

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by SDFguy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 19254

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

...However, it is not "fat shaming" when someone who purchses 17 1/2" x 31" of space expects full use of that space. Nor is it "fat shaming" when someone who does not fit into that space encounters resistance from those around him who do not wish to allow them into the...

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by SDFguy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 19254

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

If a Southwest agent considers you to be a "Customer of Size" you'll be required to buy a ticket for the seat next to you. It will be be refunded if the flight turns out not to be full. That is the way it should be on all airlines. Why should others have to physically suffer sitting next ...

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by SDFguy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 18669

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

It seems to me that this would be the biggest trial run of a spoke city that DL wants to become a focus city since RDU and/or SEA. The top destinations I would imagine they would add first are DEN/DFW/EWR/ORD/PHX/IAH/SFO, if I had to guess. IDK, odd how there hasn't been a ton of details about it j...

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by SDFguy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 18669

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

klm617 wrote:
It's really hard to tell because Delta is such a propaganda machine we sometimes don't know what their true agenda might be.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by SDFguy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 185168

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Indy wrote:
Remember the Commerce Secretary said an Asia deal would be done by the end of the year. JAL could be that major carrier.


LOL!!! JAL is not coming to IND. They don't even fly to Oneworld hubs like PHL, CLT & PHX that have more O&D, as well as much, much more connecting feed.

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by SDFguy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 223653

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

zackary747 wrote:
flightsimer wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:

The fact is Indy is more responsible with incentive money than Pittsburgh will ever be....


LOL, what on earth is this even supposed to mean? We get it, you like your city. Let's cut the nonsense.

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by SDFguy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 4408

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

deltadart106 wrote:
Also, if you haven't, check out the A.net threads from that day. Fascinating to see how it all played out in realtime, especially from an aviation enthusiast's perspective.


Does anyone have any links?

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by SDFguy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?
Replies: 37
Views: 4716

Re: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?

winginit wrote:
LHUSA wrote:
Indeed.... United Technologies, Disney (ESPN) and Deloitte are the top corporations flying the route.


I see someone is sharing PRISM data. Naughty Naughty, but correct.


What is PRISM data?

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by SDFguy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?
Replies: 37
Views: 4716

Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?

I find it odd that Delta flies this route since neither CLE or BDL is a hub or focus city. Is this Delta's only route that doesn't involve a hub or focus city?

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