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by CRJ200flyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2553

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

A question brought up in the European thread for reducing fuel consumption was increasing aircraft size and decreasing frequency. Looking at one example, LaGuardia, a 2016 article found high daily frequencies between some city pairs. Checking a few weeks ago, Delta was operating around 17 daily fli...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2553

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Wow, lots of suggestions to move business. We are already in an era of mega urbanization. So mid size cities will lose much of the service. Will the taxes be spent on aviation, or at least transportation to/from the airport? I notice the 18 year integration. Compare to many other uses. It would do ...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2553

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

I think that something that could be done is to have electric tugs that pull the planes short of the runway amd the engines are turned on only 5 minutes before CTOT. this could be useful especially at those airport that have long tale off backups A captain and I were just discussing this while stuc...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2553

US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

KLM recently called for less short haul flying in Europe, and I thought a separate thread specifically looking at US aviation might be interesting. A few weeks ago, I went through the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and created this this infographic of US commercial aviation fuel consumption. Th...

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by CRJ200flyer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings
Replies: 16
Views: 4362

Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings

http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/analyst-delta-sees-revenue-capacity-gains-max-grounding “Delta has benefited from customer spillover from competitors and partners being impacted by the grounding of the aircraft,” Becker wrote. “Despite Delta’s higher growth, underlying industry capacity growth rema...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 689
Views: 88626

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I recently made an infographic showcasing FedEx’s facilities growth at IND. Impressive changes! https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/60464069_321002208778278_6425793480278147072_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQm-4XrtTY29aPyPbpOegkC5NZKJkha9OpMf-gueR7SW7Ed0qO0YRUjyFwriDfqa55U&a...

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8004

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

This. The good news is that they will have double taxiways. As bad as the RWY config is at LGA, the TWYs and ramps probably contribute most of the departure delay time. As a pilot who flys CRJs in and out of LGA often, I would disagree with this statement. Yes the taxiways are restrictive and cause...

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8004

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

This. The good news is that they will have double taxiways. As bad as the RWY config is at LGA, the TWYs and ramps probably contribute most of the departure delay time. As a pilot who flys CRJs in and out of LGA often, I would disagree with this statement. Yes the taxiways are restrictive and cause...

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8004

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

Can LGA's runways accommodate all these new gates? LGA isn't getting new slots so the runways will be just as overtaxed as they are today. And these gates are just replacements for the bus gates. This. The good news is that they will have double taxiways. As bad as the RWY config is at LGA, the TWY...

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8052

Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

http://m.atwonline.com/airframes/lufthansa-cargo-considers-early-retirement-md-11f-fleet

Due to weak demand, Lufthansa Cargo says it may phase out all MD-11s next year. Two aircraft will be gone by the end of the year.

Any thoughts on where the youngest of the fleet might go after?

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 393
Views: 72564

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n116du
3930, the last 739, is in the air to MCI: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n930dz
8118 showing a delivery flight tomorrow.


The link for anyone who wishes to track it: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9936
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n515cr wrote:
8116 on its way to MSP: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n116du
3930, the last 739, is in the air to MCI: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n930dz
8118 showing a delivery flight tomorrow.


The link for anyone who wishes to track it: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9936

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

II’m interested to see how AAL deals with the gap they have in their fleet between the 50 seater & 160 seat fleets. Well they're still taking on used A319's (from F9) for the time being and UA is even more aggressive in that area taking on ones from U2 and CZ. UA was still adding CR2s in 2018, ...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Not sure if this had been posted, AA looks to get ahead in the regional industry. My only question is how will this affect 175's being operated by Republic (YX) and CRJ700's operated by SkyWest (OO) https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/01/12/at-least-200-american-airlines-regional-jets-wil...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Some observations: -American has roughly 34% more regional aircraft than Delta. [...] Some questions -Does having more regional partners help or hurt an operation? -Does anyone know what United and American's future plans are for their substantial fleets of E140/145s? First of all I must say you’ve...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Spent a long night a few weeks back going through the major's SEC filings. I created this diagram looking at the number and type of aircraft flying for each major carrier, and the regional partners who fly them. https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61303504_327489438129555_71943824348576481...

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by CRJ200flyer
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 7218

Re: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019

Made a new infographic highlighting the airport. It’s incredible to me looking in the airliners.net and jetphotos database how few images there are from the airport, especially recently given the new build aircraft there. https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/64925266_34074712...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11774

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

GPS Outage Map

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Moderators - please adjust the title to something like “US GPS Outage” as this issue is still ongoing and affecting many aircraft types across many carriers.

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11774

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

I was supposed to operate out of Atlanta last night on a CRJ-200. The issue first started for us when we were descending into Atlanta in the early evening. Later that evening trying to depart, it became apparent the issue was impacting hundreds of aircraft. We delayed over four hours, and finally ca...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6881

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Another interesting question is why there is an inconsistency on when the flaps are retracted. Some pilots retract them immediately after leaving the runway while others (within the same airline) taxi with full flaps almost all the way to the gate. Shouldn't there be a checklist saying something li...

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu May 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2817

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/ ... -like.html

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More information on roadway development and official renderings of the facility:
https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/ ... -like.html

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu May 23, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2817

Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

While there are several threads discussing Amazon's fleet, I feel this deserves its own thread. Last week, Amazon officially broke ground on Phase I of its CVG hub. Scheduled to be completed by 2021, a new sort center and ramp supporting 24 aircraft will be constructed. The company plans to base 32 ...

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by CRJ200flyer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

A330neo with full paint and engines.

https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/1119667118306463744?s=20

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356376

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

Initial reaction: Not impressed. It looks like a LCC from a developing country with no budget for a professional designer. Nothing about that invokes any sort of history, quality, or professionalism. The tail is the least bad part but the whole package is a nightmare. This is coming from a UA elite...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 165950

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I am usually excited about a new airport opening, but I will have a hard time looking at this one ever the same after the news of poor working conditions, hundreds of arrests, and dozens of deaths in its construction. https://airport.nridigital.com/air_feb19/istanbul_airport_a_symbol_of_discontent_f...

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by CRJ200flyer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Anyway to get a heads up on activity over the next few days ahead of time? Thank you!

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 558
Views: 77584

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CALMSP wrote:
isnt the 734F always in CVG? I saw it operate SLC-CVG the other day.


When I flew from CVG frequently last fall, I’d see the Southern 734F departing in the early morning cargo bank with the DHL logo on the tail (if that’s the type being referred to).

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tornado warning at CVG
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Tornado warning at CVG

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EDV ... /KORD/KCVG

BOS-CVG - not sure where this guy is headed!
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL5005
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Another severe thunderstorm warning. There goes another diversion to CMH.

ORD-CVG
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EDV ... /KORD/KCVG

BOS-CVG - not sure where this guy is headed!
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL5005

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tornado warning at CVG
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Tornado warning at CVG

Arrivals have begun again after stopping for a 25 minute period. Reports that the tower was evacuated. Some aircraft did divert. Example - Diverted to CMH: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EDV5194/history/20190314/1939Z/KBWI/KCVG https://www.wlwt.com/article/live-tornado-warnings-expire-but-sever...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716379

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Those quick to call for a grounding should review the accident history of the A320 during the first years after it was introduced. Case in point, the second crash (Air Inter 148) occurred 667 days after the types' EIS while today is day 663 since the MAX entered service. Granted, the first accident...

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9757

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220

Has DL anymore A330'S CEO on order? If so are any due for delivery this year? Negative, the new A330ceos are all delivered. ------------------------------ On a separate note, great quick read about Delta's fleet changes. https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/delta-air-lines-widebody-fleet-...

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9757

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220

Maybe my coffee hasn't kicked in, but the article has SEA - NRT with an A350 started March 1st. Then it switches to an A330NEO on Aug 31st if I am reading this right. I just checked my reservation for October and still shows the A350 from NRT to SEA . The article is very confusingly written, but I ...

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9757

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo, A350 and A220

“Delta will also begin operating two of its six daily flights between Seattle and San Jose, California with its new Airbus A220 aircraft.” The article is vague on the A220... anyone know when it will start operating out of SEA? June 8th Thank you. So is this a change in the original deployment plan...

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9757

Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220

https://news.delta.com/delta-bring-more-options-choice-and-comfort-seattle-trans-pacific-flying-summer If I’m interpreting this article correctly, A330neo service in Seattle will begin: “Shanghai effective July 1 Seoul-Incheon effective Aug. 1 Tokyo-Narita effective Aug. 31” Additionally: “On March...

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by CRJ200flyer
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

If I’m using this site correctly, radar image at the time of the accident over the bay.
https://weather.us/radar-us/4869787a53c7c59638f23d582b843d9a/reflectivity-composite/KHGX_20190223-184400z.html

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by CRJ200flyer
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Some basic info so far... https://6abc.com/crews-responding-to-cargo-jet-crash-in-trinity-bay/5153229/ “The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Alert Notice (ALNOT) on Atlas Air Flight 3591 after losing radar and radio contact with the Boeing 767 approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston Geo...

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26005

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

Ziyulu wrote:
Is the bar open to economy class passengers?


As it states in the graphic, “self-serve beverage and snack station for our United First customers.”

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10705

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

I feel for outside workers. Brrr.. Ummm... Southern California is miserable too. Don't move here. ;) To think a NASA scientist predicted a very cold winter. It was just time for a pause in sun spots: http://www.wnd.com/2018/11/lack-of-sunspots-mean-record-cold-warns-nasa-scientist/ Lightsaber This ...

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28237

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

That is Goodwill. I'd use the credit in the future to try the type. Mildly on topic, do we know the MTOW and engine thrust DL ordered if the A220-100 and -300? I've speculated in the past, for the great deal, DL received handicapped (reduced) MTOW and thrust. But how much? This is the dongle conver...

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28237

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

Correct me if I am wrong, but change of departure/arrival time or change of equipment is an acceptable reason for DL to refund your money. I don't know about other airlines, but this seems to be routine with them. And that's why jumbojet said what he said. Type of equipment is not a guarantee; so c...

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11359

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

USA Today reporting 275 cancelations today at DTW, plus nearly the same number from yesterday.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2019/01/23/winter-storm-indra-flight-cancellations-airlines-waive-fees/2655619002/

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11359

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/RKSI
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Delta has made a new flight to cover DTW- ICN (DL9859)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/RKSI

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11359

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

AA has landed. First flight in nearly 12 hours.

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11359

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL434

EDIT: The aircraft has re-filed and appears to be diverting to MSP.
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The new expected opening time is listed as 7am. The airport has now been closed for 10 hours.

Looks like the first arrival will be DL434 PHX-DTW.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL434

EDIT: The aircraft has re-filed and appears to be diverting to MSP.

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11359

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

So far I see: CLE Diversions: SW3988 STL NK1607 LAX DL6221 EWR DL6263 ALB DL797 AUS DL3376 EVV DL3725 LAN DL798 BDL PIT Diversions: DL3867 ORF DL2587 EWR DL1996 MKE CMH Diversions: DL888 LGA DL1281 BNA IND Diversions: DL2880 LAX DL5968 IND (came back!) FNT Diversions: DL3576 SAT CVG Diversions: DL24...

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by CRJ200flyer
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11359

DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

DTW AD AP CLSD 1901230108

Current METAR
KDTW 230053Z 21006KT 4SM -FZRA BKN028 OVC035 M02/M07 A3012

No arrivals in the last 40 minutes.

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KDTW

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by CRJ200flyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21627

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2019/01/16/united-airlines-new-uniforms-70-000-workers-get-new-look/2596582002/

Here’s a link to the full set.

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by CRJ200flyer
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629848

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Besides that one source that seems to be echoing through aviation sites, does anyone have any other links? Also, they said Airbus released a statement, but I’m not finding any.

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by CRJ200flyer
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Growth of SXM
Replies: 20
Views: 4396

Re: The Growth of SXM

I beg to differ with those thinking flights are about to added. I am currently in SXM. I have been here for 2 weeks and will be here another week. The airport terminal building is still months away from being rebuilt. Flights are still checked in and boarded from tents. There are no functional jetw...

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