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by strangeplanes
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338629

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

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has canceled all flights to the United States for the duration of the ban. Passengers will not be rebooked on other airlines and only have the option of rebooking with SAS in the future or getting a refund. I know many who are now stranded across the UK and Europe due to ...

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Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER stored?
Replies: 50
Views: 13290

Re: Delta 767-300ER stored?

Hi guys! Flightradar24 for a short time yesterday showed that the last time N171DN (29.8 year old 767-300ER with PW engines) flew was January 5th if this year. It flew ATL-MCI. Is it in for some sort of maintenance, or is it being stored at MCI? Thanks! Plane is sitting in a super hangar undergoing...

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Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28739

Re: British Airways next US target

N292UX wrote:

If BA continues to follow the strategy they have with places like CHS and MSY, then I would say MEM, ORF, and PWM could enter the race. I feel like MEM could definitely fill up a 787 a few times a week, as could ORF and PWM in peak seasons.


Is this a joke?

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Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at MCI?
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: L-1011 at MCI?

Had a layover at MCI recently. Was quite surprised to see all these heavy aircraft on a ramp. Did some research and found out that there's a major MRO there? Can anyone tell me more about it? Who are their customers? ... and could not have been more please to see an L-1011! Anyone know about that a...

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Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at MCI?
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: L-1011 at MCI?

Had a layover at MCI recently. Was quite surprised to see all these heavy aircraft on a ramp. Did some research and found out that there's a major MRO there? Can anyone tell me more about it? Who are their customers? ... and could not have been more please to see an L-1011! Anyone know about that a...

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by strangeplanes
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 16157

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Question. Where is the FIS facility going to be in the new terminal and will it be capable of handling widebody planes, such as the 787/A330? There are 4 FIS swing gates being built out for day 1 operations at the new terminal. The short-term expansion to 42 gates would add another 3 FIS swing gate...

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Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 16157

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Very interesting data posted by Justin Meyer, not sure if this is one-way or both ways combined: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDkZtbQXsAEkJK9?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDkf2KyXkAIflxh?format=png&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDkofIqW4AArUfO?format=jpg&na...

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Mon May 06, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 16544

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

Planes4you wrote:
Is there a chance for Iceland air to return to dfw bur for seasonal service?

Not likely anytime soon

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by strangeplanes
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Open Skies Plane in St. Joseph MO
Replies: 4
Views: 1881

Re: Russian Open Skies Plane in St. Joseph MO

STJ is home to an ANG base and international training center. Pretty common to see non-USA Airforce equipment there.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"
Replies: 25
Views: 7080

Re: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"

The real cost of the Termibak Modernization Program is well above the publically broadcast estimate price. They are internally working to significantly value engineer the project down to the advertised budget I’ve always wondered about this strangeplanes— but a 50% value engineering savings is a bi...

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"
Replies: 25
Views: 7080

Re: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"

Mr. Katselas is merely griping because he was not selected to be on the design team to re-do his original design of the terminal. You don't think his arguments have any merit? No, or at least very little. The landside building is a dog. The transit sucks money and time. Security space is wildly ins...

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by strangeplanes
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 240585

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I read this about the new Istanbul Airport.. does anyone know if MSY will be able to deliver something like this one day? Just think its a great idea to know when baggage is there and not have to stand for 20 minutes “Another critical solution that we have implemented is the extended RFID baggage t...

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303407

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

He was specific on the "why" of his argument on the challenges of building a new roadway, and I don't think anyone refuted them in the article (maybe they've done so elsewhere). Maybe the strategy is not to dignify the specifics of his concerns with a response. I’m somewhat involved in th...

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by strangeplanes
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"
Replies: 25
Views: 7080

Re: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"

Decide for yourself. I did note that it said that rebuilding the existing landside costs about the same as the new building...that ignores the demolition cost which I suspect is significant. The proposed schedule to abandon the landside building and link its operations to airside is unrealistic; • ...

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Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 18498

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

    lavalampluva wrote:
    I would think there are a lot of mothballed 767s in the desert that haven't hit expiration yet, but not sure what condition they are in.


    There are a few unused pax 767’s sitting on the ramp at KMCI.

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    by strangeplanes
    Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:08 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread
    Replies: 72
    Views: 11279

    Re: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread

    Why would they announce new routes or aircraft tomorrow?

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    by strangeplanes
    Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1496
    Views: 255919

    Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

    Was interesting to watch the “Ask Joanna” video with Marty St George where he did a rapid fire on potential future destinations... EYW - Probably SAT - Probably MCI - Probably IND - Probably SAL - Probably/ Almost yes FDF - No PTP - No STL - Probably XNA - eehhhhhh Probably not PEI - No SVD - Proba...

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    by strangeplanes
    Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:43 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    Booking portal reflected to show upguaging to 757-200

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    by strangeplanes
    Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:56 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
    Replies: 108
    Views: 40268

    Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

    moa999 wrote:
    Coming towards the end of March and still nothing about the Summer customer

    Might be more than one customer as I know of a few US charter flights scheduled.

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    by strangeplanes
    Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:12 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
    Replies: 1113
    Views: 185842

    Re: WOW Ceases Operations

    It is said in the Icelandic media that they plan to get their AOC by flying for a "significant" european airline for the first few months. I wonder if Icelandair could be the 49% owner that they suggest in the news and will use this to solve their max problem? Very unlikely. Icelandair al...

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    by strangeplanes
    Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:15 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters
    Replies: 24
    Views: 4075

    Re: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters

    Somewhat of a misleading statistic. Pollution per unit produced or services provided (trips in this case) would be a better way to compare companies. I would expect a big company to pollute more than a smaller company. However, it’s not really concerning unless they are polluting more per unit than ...

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    by strangeplanes
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:54 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1568
    Views: 246993

    Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

    masseybrown wrote:
    The big (and potentially expensive) question should probably be: do we build it to support a future hub operation or not?


    This question is decided by the airlines during design/finance phase.

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    by strangeplanes
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:42 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1568
    Views: 246993

    Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

    Trying to work out a timeline for a new terminal ... Award Master Plan support contract awarded - October, 2019 Deliver Master Plan - January, 2021 (Airport debt: ~$500 million) City determines how to procede - July, 2021 Construction contract solicitation - January, 2022 (Airport debt: ~$425 milli...

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    by strangeplanes
    Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:43 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
    Replies: 86
    Views: 18498

    Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

    Thunderbolt500 wrote:
    Is this for real or is this a april fools joke

    It is very real.

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    by strangeplanes
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:01 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
    Replies: 1113
    Views: 185842

    Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

    Wait why is the title "WOW Airlines Officially Done" if they're not dead just yet? Shouldn't the thread be renamed? The airline is insolvent. They don’t have the funds to continue operations. The airline cancelled all of their flights and is done operating. Operationally they have closed ...

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    by strangeplanes
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:40 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
    Replies: 1113
    Views: 185842

    Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

    https://www.icelandreview.com/news/indigo-partners-reconsiders-wow-purchase/ The plot thickens So an 11th hour offer from Indigo is on the table? It sounds like they either get an investment or they are done. A solvent airline doesn’t have to close down shop to negotiate a deal. I am sure tonight’s...

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    by strangeplanes
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:32 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
    Replies: 1113
    Views: 185842

    Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

    http://www.ruv.is/frett/flug-stodvad-a- ... avidraedna


    An official announcement will be made at 9am in Iceland. (6 hours from now)
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    http://www.ruv.is/frett/flug-stodvad-a- ... avidraedna


    An official announcement will be made at 9am in Iceland. (6 hours from now)

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    by strangeplanes
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:19 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
    Replies: 1113
    Views: 185842

    WOW Airlines Officially Done

    Per Twitter and Facebook and etc - all flights have been cancelled, some planes repossessed, gate agents no where to be seen.

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    by strangeplanes
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:04 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
    Replies: 1113
    Views: 185842

    Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

    [threeid][/threeid] But the FI flights from North America are all en route without (or with little) issue.... I guess this may be the end then. Twitter is painting an interesting picture of the current events. Sounds like passengers were told the flights were being delayed multiple times. Bags were ...

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    by strangeplanes
    Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:52 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
    Replies: 1113
    Views: 185842

    Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

    It seems they have no airplanes airborne right now. None of the North American flights left to head back to Iceland, and are all pretty much showing cancelled. I believe the end has come. Is it a KEF issue? I am seeing many delays over at Icelandair. Update: it looks like there is a snow storm over...

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    by strangeplanes
    Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:41 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
    Replies: 108
    Views: 16544

    Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

    I was playing around with FI’s MCI route. It looks like the May 27th flight is already more than 72% booked. June looks to be in the 50-60% range. That seems pretty high this far out. I am wondering if anyone knows how FI CLE sales were fairing before the cut?

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    by strangeplanes
    Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:33 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    As i'm sure some of you have already read, FI is dropping CLE this summer as well as Halifax due to MAX8 issues. I believe this just leaves MCI left from their recent expansion. This doesn't bode well for KC. However i've read from one of the airport directors that bookings are up this year and tha...

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    by strangeplanes
    Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:04 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
    Replies: 108
    Views: 16544

    Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

    While the MAX can be blamed for short term disruption of service to CLE, the plane will be back in service by June and this route wasn't to restart until may 17th. Ending service completely to CLE indicates that FI are just using this as an excuse for an underperforming market. Poor Cleveland. Firs...

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    by strangeplanes
    Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:35 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
    Replies: 108
    Views: 16544

    Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

    While the MAX can be blamed for short term disruption of service to CLE, the plane will be back in service by June and this route wasn't to restart until may 17th. Ending service completely to CLE indicates that FI are just using this as an excuse for an underperforming market. Poor Cleveland. Firs...

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    by strangeplanes
    Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:23 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1568
    Views: 246993

    Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

    https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/03/icelandair-cancels-service-from-cleveland-cites-boeing-737-max-8-woes.html One decisions after the next they made it clear they weren’t happy with CLE. From cutting back the season to the frequency, it was drip drip drip. They aren’t coming back you can tell f...

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    by strangeplanes
    Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:58 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1568
    Views: 246993

    Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

    Not a good sign. I didn’t check real carefully but MCI is still bookable with nonstops in July. I just reread the PD article closely and there’s definitely some cautious word choice by the folks quoted. For what it's worth, I just asked on Icelandair's Facebook page and got the following answer: &q...

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    by strangeplanes
    Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:08 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    Groundbreaking for the new terminal is coming up on Monday. City Council passed the short term financing today also.

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    by strangeplanes
    Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:31 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
    Replies: 6476
    Views: 757044

    Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

    What will the impact of a longer term grounding be on Icelandair? Cut seasonal summer service to places such as Kansas City?

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    by strangeplanes
    Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:58 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    It will be interesting to see how the MAX grounding affects Icelandair’s S’19 service to mid-America.

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    by strangeplanes
    Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:47 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
    Replies: 1465
    Views: 269907

    Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

    How does the grounding on Max8/9 effect Icelandair in the long run? What do you expect to happen to their schedule during the upcoming busy season?

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    by strangeplanes
    Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:59 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1494
    Views: 219168

    Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

    I heard from a good source that STL has been putting a lot of effort into courting Condor this past year. Do you think an announcement is imminent If there is an announcement it should be around August-October. Aside from STL, Condor has been considering a move at KCI. It really could be one or the...

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    by strangeplanes
    Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:54 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1494
    Views: 219168

    Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

    I heard from a good source that STL has been putting a lot of effort into courting Condor this past year.

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    by strangeplanes
    Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:43 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1568
    Views: 246993

    Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

    greenair727 wrote:
    Jshank83 wrote:
    LifetimeGS wrote:
    MCI to be added when NEW MCI is completed. No idea why that is.

    2023 at the earliest.


    Added by who? DL? WN? Did an airline make that announcement?

    Both airlines are taking more gates in the new terminal.

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    by strangeplanes
    Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:16 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    The airport will cut deals with any airlines that want to offer service. If Jet Blue wanted to establish a focus city or hub at MCI, but it was contingent on the same or better rate than everyone else, the airport would fall over itself to sign them up. Also, the airlines offering very little servi...

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    by strangeplanes
    Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:25 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    [twoid][/twoid] Keep negotiating. (no) They can either sign or pay a higher fee. Lol. No. Everything is negotiable. Just business. Some of the airlines who didn’t sign were not signed on to the existing agreement or have been non signatory in the recent past. Others have corporate policies that pre...

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    by strangeplanes
    Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:16 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
    Replies: 74
    Views: 4744

    Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

    I don't think that MCI ever had scheduled 747 service to begin with (at least not in my lifetime), but there are occasionally 747s that come to the maintenance and overhaul facility on the east side of the airport. Usually to be cannibalized for spare parts and scrapped, sadly. TWA used to fly 747s...

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    by strangeplanes
    Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:12 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    blhp68 wrote:
    Groundbreaking set for 3/25.

    Some foundation work started this week.

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    by strangeplanes
    Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:12 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    So Spirit, Frontier and Allegisnt didn’t sign the agreement with the city of KCMO for the fees at the new terminal. What exactly does that mean for them? Since it’s just going to be one terminal wouldn’t they have no other choices do they? They could end service to the airport. Allegiant and Fronti...

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    by strangeplanes
    Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:11 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 120
    Views: 16157

    Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

    So Spirit, Frontier and Allegisnt didn’t sign the agreement with the city of KCMO for the fees at the new terminal. What exactly does that mean for them? Since it’s just going to be one terminal wouldn’t they have no other choices do they? Keep negotiating. (no) They can either sign or pay a higher...

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