Search found 140 matches

by TheKennady2
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off the pavement in GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 4526

Re: Delta off the pavement in GRB

I'm a bit surprised there's GRB-ATL flights when MKE is so close, let alone ORD. Believe it or not, most commercial airports in WI with DL service have flights to ATL, despite the proximity of MSP and DTW. Demand to the southern part of the US especially Florida is a major reason why, ATL covers mo...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9116

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

Because they are beautiful planes, so nice to look at and on climb out they are a sight to behold. Also they are really old school, very well built, and are real workhorses, they are not hangar darlings. MD-80 became popular where more common people started flying, these planes were part of a new A...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9116

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

Because they are beautiful planes, so nice to look at and on climb out they are a sight to behold. Also they are really old school, very well built, and are real workhorses, they are not hangar darlings. MD-80/90 became popular where more common people started flying, these planes were part of a new...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

JAL has released its O'Hare-Haneda schedule, effective March 29 2020, which will operate with 777-300ER's. 5781991 They also announced that they plan on resuming ORD-NRT on 15 Feb, 2021 with the 787-9. 5781543 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287823/jal-s20-north-america-service-ch...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

So is SQ really looking at ORD for Next Year? Anyone know? It would make alot of sense.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31737

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

ORD makes the most sense, Connections on both Sides and its the only current market between the coats that has the network to support it. IAH is already served via MAN, IAD/BOS is a quick hop to/from EWR, and the west Coast is Already covered. A early Morning Arrival into ORD would not be peak hrs a...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

That is awesome, ORD is a 748 mecca! We did have some KE B748's in the past. But not regular. That is nice to see them every day :) I'm excited to see these at T5 as well...especially after losing the KL 747. It's definitely going to be a treat to see another baby blue Queen of the Skies, let a lon...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29334

Re: Will UA's HKG-ORD-HKG return after all the protests?

HKG Is a Critical Market and ORD is the only Airport in the mid US that have any service to HKG. Id expect UA to bring ORD-HKG back with the 789 maybe as soon as next summer or fall. Only airport without service to HKG? CX is happy to sell you a ticket on their nonstop 77W service ORD-HKG. To be ve...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29334

Re: Will UA's HKG-ORD-HKG return after all the protests?

The loading and yield has reduced significantly even before the protest B788 would be more suitable for this route but UA don't have b787 based in ORD And i think 2nd EWR is more likely to happen than ORD HKG Is a Critical Market and ORD is the only Airport in the mid US that have any service to HK...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 38404

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

ORD-DEL or ORD-BOM could work on a 789. I dont see any other AA hub that could offer as many connections domestically to India, besides DFW and Maybe PHL, India-NYC Is Already well served, DFW would be a longer stage length and a backtrack for most, ORD could support another India route.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The inaugural Hainan CTU-ORD flight and return leg is today/tonight HU705/706. The first interior US to interior China flights! Excited to see this. Kudos to HU for continuing to launch this despite the trade-related headwinds. I'm hoping 2x week is enough to get things going and can build on it fo...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 50
Views: 10188

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

Love the MD-90 and the rest of the DC-9 family. Built like tanks, flew solid, and in terms of longevity nothing beats the airframe. I have no doubt that we would have a modern version with a new wing if the program would have not been swallowed by Boeing and MD put a little more thought in updating...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7683

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

ryanov wrote:
I’d personally rather have the seat available and take my extremely good chances, but that’s just me.

Yes, I prefer a bit more dangerous freedom than constant paranioa and potential overeactions from trained agents who really are doing much of nothing.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7683

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

Have Air Marshalls ever been needed? They are not a preventive measure. There are there to take down terrorist or hijackers that managed to come on board, terrorists that have bypassed all screens. The idea is a bit ludicrous, because only one danger is a person with a gun or perhaps a knife, but t...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7683

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

The current system acts as a deterrent. It would be foolish to implement more lax security. Then, when something happens, those beauracrats that were in favor of eliminating these security programs will feel the pain. Apparently 9/11 had already been forgotten. Agreed. I always laugh at the pomposi...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7683

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

In my experience, Air Marshals now mainly help in non-terrorism situations. I've had multiple flights come in where we get warned of a situation that occurred on board... Passenger had a psychotic break, altercation between passengers, etc., and the air marshals stepped in to help. Several of those...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7683

Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

I understand the federal Air Marshal program has existed in some capacity for nearly 60 years, however it was dramatically expanded after 9/11( as were many Gov agencies). However, have Air Marshals ever actually foiled or prevented any terrorism? Seems like billions have been spent on a program tha...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25667

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

While a lot of us aren't happy with negotiations this behavior is completely unacceptable and only embarrasses me and makes us look bad. Completely unacceptable and a horrible example of the profession. Hopefully life in prison to think about it. Life in Prison? Does that solve the contract issues ...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22567

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

What else does time need to tell? Nothing, it's just how things are done in the worker's paradise. The ARJ-21 is entering service inferior to the E-275-190. I did some back of the envelope numbers and: 1. Higher cost per hour, including purchase cost, than the E2-190/A220-100. Much higher when main...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Launches Facial Recognition To Board Passengers At DFW Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: American Airlines Launches Facial Recognition To Board Passengers At DFW Airport

Another Extension of the surveillance state being tested on the Naive public. Biometerics will gradually replace IDs, signatures, and possible money in the future. Things will become more and more technologically monitored, anything you say and do will be tracked, say goodbye to privacy.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts 787 base at ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 9390

Re: UA starts 787 base at ORD

I'm not sure how many more of the 5 outstanding 78J deliveries are coming by next summer, but I imagine ORD-BRU, ORD-FRA, and ORD-MUC will all be 78J routes. The aircraft could rotate to ORD from EWR via BRU/FRA. All three routes are JV hub-hub routes that could likely support a capacity increase. ...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Reported earlier on the UA Fleet/Network thread and now on the UA Facebook: United to open a 787 Dreamliner base at O'Hare in 2020 https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/united-plans-fly-787s-out-chicago https://www.facebook.com/United/videos/343209273227001/ Good, and Maybe they Can Bring Back HKG i...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

It's not earth shattering. :( hope its long haul though Here's the announcement via UA's instagram, which is much easier to understand that their official press release https://www.instagram.com/p/B1eHjeEgrYS/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link ZRH, my guess is UA is picking up some slack for the SR fleet...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

According to the UA Fleet/Network thread, UA is going to be making some big route announcement today and appears that new ORD routes are included. Rumors on that thread point to this being International Routes. https://twitter.com/united/status/1164199264165216258 Im Rubbing my hands together, oh y...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

According to the UA Fleet/Network thread, UA is going to be making some big route announcement today and appears that new ORD routes are included. Rumors on that thread point to this being International Routes. https://twitter.com/united/status/1164199264165216258 Im Rubbing my hands together, oh yea

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guy runs out on tarmac trying to catch his Jetblue flight.
Replies: 10
Views: 2958

Re: Guy runs out on tarmac trying to catch his Jetblue flight.

He looks to have gotten on the Jetway when the plane doors were already closed, he did not run on the Tarmac after the plane. Title is a bit misleading Not misleading, I was there when it happened. He rant out of the doors that lead to the tarmac, then ran up the side stairs of the jetbridge to get...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guy runs out on tarmac trying to catch his Jetblue flight.
Replies: 10
Views: 2958

Re: Guy runs out on tarmac trying to catch his Jetblue flight.

He looks to have gotten on the Jetway when the plane doors were already closed, he did not run on the Tarmac after the plane. Title is a bit misleading

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 44
Views: 10508

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thank God Earnhardt and family and crew survived this crash and post crash fire. It was IMO a close one. It was reported that the Dale Earnhardt and family plane crash during landing at Elizabethton, TN airport yesterday was at 3:50 pm local so 1950Z. The METAR 151953Z for this time, for KTRI Tri C...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 44
Views: 10508

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Narfish641 wrote:
Glad he and his family is ok. Those pictures startled me.


The plane Burned for a while, when it first crashed im sure it did not look so bad, they escaped well before it consumed them.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 44
Views: 10508

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thats why Dale should fly Commercial, Statistically safer. :) Glad Jr and fam is Ok, i say his name Multiple times a Day.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 8613

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

The first mistake was the devils chariot aka CRJ-200. They should have stop there and stick to private jets. It is by far the worst modern jet airliner I have flown in. After one flight in that plane I never wanted to step foot on another Bombardier passenger aircraft again. The CRJ-200 older Model...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16293

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

ORD cant handle the A380 at T1, unlikely LH would depart from T5

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 5042

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

It does happen, stay strapped in guys

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 14024

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

According to the Courier Mail, QF is going to announce both routes today (Monday AEST time). https://www.couriermail.com.au/business/brisbane-direct-flights-to-san-francisco-chicago-by-qantas/news-story/d1712240a5c13c6eb17414de2fd730e7 (Paywalled) HOPE before fall 2020 they start, Amazing to think ...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Mon May 20, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF schedules 77W for CDG-MSP
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: AF schedules 77W for CDG-MSP

Starting in July AF's CDG-MSP service is switched from a 789 to 772ER, however according to the MSP Spotting Facebook group there are at least a few dates in early July when it's scheduled as a 77W. I checked and indeed it shows a 77W for at least July 2nd and July 6th. Apparently I predicted the f...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails
Replies: 14
Views: 3593

The Future of rear Engine T-Tails

With MD-80 fleets dwindling in the West, 717s getting older and CRJs sells drying up, the future of Rear Engine T-Tails outside of Business jets looks bleak. I was wondering, is there any hope there would even be a new Mainline of larger Regional Jet manufactured in the classic T-Tail design? The Co...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 16335

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

Even though WN already has seasonal nonstop service to SFO from MKE, the lack of UA MKE-SFO nonstop service is a huge hole. There was an average of 462 passengers traveling between the San Francisco Bay Area and MKE in Q2 2018, and there is more than enough demand for UA nonstop service to SFO from...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ARJ21 starts commercial operation with 2nd operator Genghis Khan Airlines by July 26th, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 13604

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Nice, i hope the ARJ serves them well, i like seeing other aircraft manufactures getting into the market. The ARJ has had many delays but hopefully it can gain a good reputation now.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event
Replies: 20
Views: 2734

Re: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event

This is nothing, not worthy of any outrage, whoever is offended needs a new hobby instead of claiming sexism over harmless fun. I wish most flight attendants for American where this attractive, many ive seen are older and average looking. Who said Attractive women are bad for business?

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 21016

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Are Air Marshalls even keeping the public safe? Have they ever stoped a hijacking? Give a wanna be hero a gun, special training and have him fly around all day looking for Imaginary terrorists and im sure you are bound to have to some overeactions and misbehavior due to pure boredom. Id say these pr...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 21016

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

You mean this kind of "extensive security screening"? I managed to go through the T4 checkpoint at JFK twice this week. On Sunday morning someone's pet cat escaped and all hell broke loose. One of the agents walked away as quickly as she could owing to cat allergies. If the TSA is making ...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start BCN-ORD from June 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4500

Re: Norwegian start BCN-ORD from June 4

I think that I have been sensitive to the financial situation of this airline, but we are getting to the point that the see weakness and loss in every step Norwegian does. The industry is saturated and the offer is huge only for the benefit of customers. All airlines are finding difficulties in com...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?
Replies: 36
Views: 7534

Re: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?

UA 744 at EWR, does not even sound right. CO did not have 744s.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29621

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

So BBD wont be making new 50 seaters? Its just a play on words and numbers to sound like a new Model when all they are doing is redesigning the interior? Or will BBD be selling new 50 seat aircraft to airlines outside of UA?

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New CRJ550
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: New CRJ550

Wow, i did not see this coming, yes the 50 seat market does still have some viability as 70 seat planes cant always cover the smallest Markets. Airports like ORD would benefit from New product from UA, those older CRJ-100/200s are really some of the worst planes in the sky.

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222483

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I met someone who works at O'Hare and he told me that in terms of airplane movements it was busier 15 years ago than it is now. I found that hard to believe so I checked. He was correct. O'hare's busiest year = 2004 with 972,248 movements. Can anyone explain why it dropped after then? Larger aircra...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 15296

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Its south Africa, what else do you expect?

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 10722

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

I hope the CRJ Line can survive , its the only commercial T-Tail with rear engines made in the west and is a beautiful aircraft. Im suprised the -900s are not selling more, they are slighty more efficient than the E-175s and the Nex-Gen Cabin in my opinion is very comfortable. They have to secure mo...

Jump to post
by TheKennady2
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 8353

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

I flew through ATL a few times, TSA there is a joke regardless if they get paid or not! I had my bags get pulled for a secondary check, and they opened the bag then said you're good sir....i was like uhh!! The Joke is a Nationwide one, TSA is one reason i dont fly much in the USA, along with the un...

Jump to post