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by BNAMealer
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 265
Views: 42735

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Hello everyone, one development that was quietly announced a few months ago but I have heard very little about is that the C East expansion is growing larger. In order to free up more space on Concourse A, the commuters (Boutique, Denver Air Connection/Key Lime) will be moved to the east end of C w...

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by BNAMealer
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/15/2020:AI Adds DELEWR,Cuts DELORD;DL Adds Winter LAXRNO;EK Suspends MCO;FI/KL/UA Suspend Long Haul Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 6453

Re: OAG Changes 9/15/2020:AI Adds DELEWR,Cuts DELORD;DL Adds Winter LAXRNO;EK Suspends MCO;FI/KL/UA Suspend Long Haul Ro

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
USAirALB wrote:
Air India is closing IAD?



I would expect ORD & IAD to be filed at some point in the future. Especially Chicago, I cannot see AI walking away from.


Or perhaps they are ceding the ORD route to UA?

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by BNAMealer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13067

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Business travel will return. In 2001, they were saying the same thing amid the dot-com bubble. In 2008, companies used the downturn to shift many people to economy class travel, which resulted in the birth of economy plus, but airlines had no prpblem filling the front cabins after a while. This tim...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13067

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

I'm going to take an optimistic stance and predict that a safe and reliable vaccine will be available within the next year. However, even with a good vaccine it will take months to treat a large enough portion of the world's population for things to return to "normal". Therefore, patience...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone know when construction on the Terminal Access Road improvements/Donelson Pike relocation will begin?

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by BNAMealer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Who knows what WN will add in the future from BNA? COVID has really thrown a wrench into things...... I’m glad MNAA is committed to finishing the original BNA Vision, but sadly, it looks like it may be a while before WN can take all of C/D due to the likely delay of Vision 2.0. One thing that hopefu...

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by BNAMealer
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

If bna doesn’t get mia, it would signal to me that bna is not as important to wn as I think it is. Agreed, and it would dumbfound me beyond comprehension. BNA should be as important as DEN going forward for WN. If they don’t start taking BNA more seriously, NK and B6 should be looking hard to grow ...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Word on the street is that BNA will be one of the launch cities for WN’s new MIA service. We’ll see. I honestly wouldn’t rule PSP out. Seasonally at least. If bna doesn’t get mia, it would signal to me that bna is not as important to wn as I think it is. Agreed, and it would dumbfound me beyond com...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 195
Views: 21274

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

So how much longer until they go into ORD?

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder if this crisis is so bad, that the Admirals Club could be in jeopardy. No way, the only way the Admirals Club goes is if AA goes out of business. AA will still have a sizable presence here, they just likely won’t be as big frequency wise going forward. While I agree it is unlikely, the BNA...

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by BNAMealer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

But AA also knows if you give up gates at BNA.. you will never get them back..lol AA will need to shed costs, and with a reduced schedule and upgauging, they won't need 8 gates anymore. Dare I say it...... but IMO, none of the US3 will need more than 6 gates at BNA once this is all said and done. T...

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by BNAMealer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

But AA also knows if you give up gates at BNA.. you will never get them back..lol AA will need to shed costs, and with a reduced schedule and upgauging, they won't need 8 gates anymore. Dare I say it...... but IMO, none of the US3 will need more than 6 gates at BNA once this is all said and done. T...

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by BNAMealer
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

AA and others could move into a new A Concourse. Time will tell. Would not be surprised to see AA give up a gate or two as a result of this pandemic. With their schedule reduced, they won’t need 8 gates. They probably could get by in the future with just 6. When demand recovers, the first thing BNA...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 130
Views: 15479

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

It seems there needs to be limits on how many JV partnerships can be entered into in the first place. For example, DL shouldn’t be allowed to have both AM and WS, VS and AF/KL, etc. It should be one per continent.

Furthermore, there ought to be stricter enforcement of metal neutral flying.

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I see where BA has tentatively scheduled 4x weekly this winter, though I remain skeptical. I do feel they will return eventually. If they weren’t planning to return ever, IAB construction would have likely halted or been cancelled for the time being. Doubtful. If the aviation authority is basing th...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Ehhh not necessarily. The original plan was to take 17 and 15 back after the IAB was done which would bring us to 18 gates which would allow us to run 170-180 flights a day. Snag 14 back and we could do 200. It would be tight though. To get the scale they need here and fend off ULCC’s, they’ll need...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

WN has two choices: 1) grow BNA into a smaller CLT/ATL (let's say 200 flights a day) 2) allow other LCC/ULCCs blossom there it's a growing city with a lot of demand. Exactly. However, they’ll need to pony up some cash (when things recover) to build more gates after the current work is done. Ehhh no...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Great news, but BNA isn't a base for Southwest..... I can’t help but think that WN is slowly turning BNA into a smaller version of CLT / ATL. WN has two choices: 1) grow BNA into a smaller CLT/ATL (let's say 200 flights a day) 2) allow other LCC/ULCCs blossom there it's a growing city with a lot of...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone know if the sterile side connector between B and C concourse will be closed for construction, or will it remain open? Thanks If it hasn't already closed, it will eventually for construction. Essentially, BNA will split in two for a few years until the central lobby/IAB construction is c...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases” https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest-airlines-adds-new-winter-routes-expanding-denver-nashville-bases/ Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring. Great news, but BNA isn't a ba...

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by BNAMealer
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases” https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest-airlines-adds-new-winter-routes-expanding-denver-nashville-bases/ Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring. Great news, but BNA isn't a ba...

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by BNAMealer
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport Limited’s redevelopment plan with the third runway delayed until 2030
Replies: 58
Views: 8756

Re: Heathrow Airport Limited’s redevelopment plan with the third runway delayed for 10 years.

Even at that development rate, it's just not going to be enough. This all should have been built decades ago, so it was actually there when it was needed. That's one of the things with London airports, they don't plan ahead. They look at what is needed now, not at what will be needed in the future....

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases” https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest-airlines-adds-new-winter-routes-expanding-denver-nashville-bases/ Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring. Great news, but BNA isn't a ba...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

It’s weird seeing G4 and AS now using former AA gates. Will WN get those gates back when the construction is done? Probably depending on what BNA Vision 2.0 looks like. It'll come down to demand from WN as well. This downturn is likely going to push Vision 2.0 back until the 2027-2020 timeframe at ...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 20473

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

Interesting game to play to determine what is to come, one is IND Looks like CMH, PIT, FLL, COS How to play: 1. Find the 3-letter airport codes in the game. 2. Airport codes are formed in any direction from letters that adjoin horizontally, vertically or diagonally. 3. Letters may be used more than...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Concourse C looks a lot different than it did a few short months ago. The actual gate hold/boarding areas have the same new carpet seen in D. The main concourse hall is the same marble tile also seen in D. The infamous 1987 brown signs are being replaced as well. I flew out of C on August 1 and ret...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 20473

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

Interesting game to play to determine what is to come, one is IND Looks like CMH, PIT, FLL, COS How to play: 1. Find the 3-letter airport codes in the game. 2. Airport codes are formed in any direction from letters that adjoin horizontally, vertically or diagonally. 3. Letters may be used more than...

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by BNAMealer
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape
Replies: 33
Views: 8629

Re: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape

Someone please educate me. Why is this terminal necessary? Was the existing international capacity in the old terminal not sufficient? Will all international flights move here and the existing terminal be converted to all domestic? Do they honestly think they’ll need all 120 gates this could theoret...

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 8576

Re: Ontario airport (ONT) adding flights to major US cities

I wonder why ONT can’t be a viable second international airport for the region. LA is certainly big enough where it can have a EWR to its JFK.

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by BNAMealer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1222
Views: 189602

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I think BNA would've been a great place for them to build up if WN had like a 60 flight station and with little desire to grow further than that. But it looks like they have pretty big plans there and it's hard to see how JetBlue could possibly compete with them in that market. That's a real shame,...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I see where BA has tentatively scheduled 4x weekly this winter, though I remain skeptical. I do feel they will return eventually. If they weren’t planning to return ever, IAB construction would have likely halted or been cancelled for the time being. The MNAA and airlines are constantly in talks. N...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1222
Views: 189602

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I think the justification for B6 opening a midwest focus city is pretty low at this point. They've got a lot of work to do at NYC, Boston, FLL and LAX in the next few years. Back in Jan/Feb, they were constrained and looking for places to expand. Now, they are not constrained in their major focus c...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

n917me wrote:
Looks like its confirmed AA mainline ramp will return in October.


Surprised this is going through considering the current crisis, but hopefully it will lead to mainline to ORD once things recover.

Also, will they handle AS ground services as well now that they are joining oneworld?

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52290

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

My understanding is this tunnel is temporary until one can be built from the center of A to the center of B. Why can’t they keep both? Why waste all the money making this one nice only to close it in 3-4 years? As I recall - this will be the back-up tunnel should there be any issues down the road w...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52290

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Murals in mid-concourse tunnel, from Twitter @SLCAirport: https://twitter.com/slcairport/status/1289613111352229889 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeWcM3bXgAAxtMV?format=png&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeWcQ0IWAAErnMY?format=png&name=large I really like the murals, but something abo...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 265
Views: 42735

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

DEN1985 (or anyone else who knows), this is a more long term question that im wondering if you have any information on. The latest master plan update shows future concourses East and West of the main terminal which ive heard might be a better option that expanding out to D/E. Have there been any di...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 66648

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

I think there is a decent chance AA/AS will merge at some point down the road, but not in the imminent future. Why would AS be joining oneworld if that wasn't the case? Sooner or later, AS is gonna have to realize they won't have the scale to survive on their own. B6 on the other hand? That is going...

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by BNAMealer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-jetblue-new-york-jfk-laguardia-slot-moves/ This article postulates B6 may takeover AA's LGA route with the new partnership between the two. Do y'all think that's something that might actually happen? I know AA's BNA-NYC routes have been on the choppin...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 41323

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

So if AA/AS/B6 merge, that would mean DL/UA would likely merge as well.

Then the US would have two mega legacies and a bunch of LCC/ULCC’s. Not sure if that would be good or bad

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by BNAMealer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

For those who haven’t been to BNA in awhile, Concourse C is definitely a mess right now. The new tile is being installed. Farewell BNA carpet! Word in the WN break room is that Popeyes is going in Concourse D, and Chick Fil A is going where Popeyes currently is. We’ll see if that comes to fruition....

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by BNAMealer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

For those who haven’t been to BNA in awhile, Concourse C is definitely a mess right now. The new tile is being installed. Farewell BNA carpet! Word in the WN break room is that Popeyes is going in Concourse D, and Chick Fil A is going where Popeyes currently is. We’ll see if that comes to fruition....

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by BNAMealer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 237170

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Again, why does DL need SEA anymore with US-China traffic in the toilet? DL barely flies any Asia routes out of SEA to begin with and they are losing a ton of money there. They already fly to HND/PVG out of LAX, why not just open ICN and use LAX as their TPAC hub for what they need? Considering how ...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 237170

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

It is all a giant chess match, and this move by AA basically solidifies the proverbial “your move, Delta.” Up until the AS to OneWorld move, Delta was winning the long term battle for SEA. Yes AS still had a much larger presence and was not going away, but Delta was quickly becoming the go-to airli...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 11602

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

Also, RDu has shelved a lot of their construction projects, excluding the runway. It isn’t shovel ready though. So what are they doing to get themselves ahead of the eventual return (2-3 years from now) so they aren’t scrambling again? I know it costs money and they are not getting passenger fees o...

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by BNAMealer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 237170

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Well well. AA drops marginal LAX longhauls and hopes they will do better from SEA? Me thinks they are placing too much hope on AS and ignoring the obvious that SEA is not only a smaller pie to eat from, but it already has DL as a player. Plus SEA not exactly well connected to the AA network unlike ...

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by BNAMealer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10712

Re: Airport construction projects question

Is the ORD Terminal 5 expansion still progressing?

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by BNAMealer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 801
Views: 82947

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

This will just make you say what if... ______________________________ Vasu Raja, Senior Vice President of planning at AA had an interview with Plane Business Banter. From the PlaneBusiness Banter interview with Vasu PBB: Then there was all the debt. All the ill-will from the near-bankrupty in 2003....

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by BNAMealer
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52290

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

What is the plan for Concourse B/ North Concourse? Will the portion originally noted as “future expansion” be completed soon rather than later? What is the proper naming convention for the concourses? I have seen A/B and South/North. It will be A/B. I don’t think the additional 15 gates on the east...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52290

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

So when it opens, does everyone move over to the new gates and the old concourses, parking lot and terminal are quickly torn down? The old terminals and parking structure come down immediately. The original plan was that two of the old concourses would remain with a temporary connection to the new ...

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by BNAMealer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 991
Views: 97459

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Southwest went through the test fitment process for all gates on the D Concourse tonight. Pushes will be interesting to say the least. Any word on being a controlled ramp for at least that area? While unlikely, it just seems like a recipe for an expensive accident. Nothing I’ve heard on the control...

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