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by EWRandMDW
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12100

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

I wonder if they were intended for SSTs that were being developed at that time. From what I recall, the Concorde, TU-144 and Boeing 2707 all had long landing gear meaning they sat high off the ground.

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 50
Views: 5952

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

It looks like the Atlanta Braves continue with DL8877. They are at the Mets tonight and are flying out of JFK instead of the usual LGA. Weird. JFK is right next to Citi Field. When teams are leaving after a night game at Citi Field, they almost always depart from JFK. Braves arrived into EWR for th...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 Airline Market Share By State
Replies: 3
Views: 2064

Re: US3 Airline Market Share By State

I will venture a safe guess that New Jersey is dominated by United.

Is your question limited to AA, DL and UA? I would think that Hawaiian Airlines dominates Hawaii and Alaska Airlines dominates in Alaska.

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21975

Re: EWR New Terminal One

A few things: 1. I will consider the terminals to be A, B and C. I don't care if they use numbers in NYC. The current naming gives EWR some individuality. 2. I wonder about the feasibility of somehow physically merging the Existing Terminal A and B headhouses into a single building and adding 4-5 7-...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How will coronavirus impact the shift from air to rail travel?
Replies: 25
Views: 3084

Re: How will coronavirus impact the shift from air to rail travel?

In the US and possibly Canada I don't think intercity rail travel will change that much. For one thing, the distances between many city pairs is just too great, even between those considered "short haul". For example, Chicago and St. Louis are approximately 300 miles (~484 km) apart. There...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3335

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

In Asia, most airports located far from their respective cities are connected to their CBD by rail. But in North America, we build many airports very far from the CBD, with no rapid transit options. Think LAX, IAD, MCI, etc. Why oh why do we do this? What are the worst(or best) examples? In Chicago...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 870
Views: 124208

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Really interesting taxi/gate guidelines shown. https://i.postimg.cc/QxbpF3LJ/Screen-Shot-2020-06-06-at-8-12-03-AM.png Wow, I'll say! Anyone out there explain the functionality of the markings? Clearly not at all like the modern guidelines that are to line up with the nose wheel of the aircraft. Loo...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 870
Views: 124208

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

yeogeo wrote:
Great picture, se210. I've never seen that one before.
Any ideas of the aircraft on the far left of the image showing only the fin? At first thought of North Central but "Herman" seems a little big.



I suspect it's an Eastern L188 Electra.

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental / TWA merger 1991
Replies: 16
Views: 2660

Re: Continental / TWA merger 1991

Maybe it could have been called TransContinental and World Airlines?

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by EWRandMDW
Mon May 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39101

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

WN only had 15 flights per day at EWR out of 4000 daily system wide. EWR was a tiny station and they had no more slots available to allow for any type of growth. Well, they have an opportunity to return possibly in a big way. Not all pre-Covid services on other carriers will make a comeback anytime...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun May 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39101

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

I think WN made a huge mistake in pulling out of EWR. I flew MDW-EWR-MDW a number of times and the flights were always 3/4 or more full. That suggests to me that many other passengers decided LGA was not the right choice for them. Surely WN's management must realize that NJ is not NYC and doesn't ne...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri May 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8685

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

When the Covid-19 crisis has subsided and it is deemed safe to travel, you can visit the 727-122 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.Following is the link to a YouTube video showing the plane's last ever landing (at Meigs Field, later razed by Mayor Richard M. Daley) and transport to an...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri May 01, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4103

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

I did a lot of flying into northern NJ until last year and I always found EWR very convenient. It is 3 miles south of downtown Newark and near downtown Elizabeth as well. I'd even fly to EWR whenever I had to cross the state line into NYC! Much easier via NJTransit bus or train than dealing with a N...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 22041

Re: Newark Airport Future

Once Terminal 1 (why change from Terminal A?) is constructed, won't the domestic carriers serving Terminal B move there? If that happens then 10 or so gates 40 - 48 will become available for customs and immigration joining the rest of Terminal B. It seems to me that is a prudent move until Terminal ...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell Douglas Model 188 STOL
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

Re: McDonnell Douglas Model 188 STOL

I realize it was probably the result of an internal numbering system that some very smart engineers had a hand in creating and enforcing, but didn't it seem odd to anyone at McDonnell that the number "188" had been used just a few years before by Lockheed for their Electra II? Early in th...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5354

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Are you hoping that their profitability streak is broken? I hope that somehow they do make a profit, even if it's a fraction of $1.00, just because!

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63652

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

Once upon a time Boeing offered 727-100 and 737-200 (maybe other models?) aircraft as a QC variant, with full-size cargo doors behind the main boarding door and the ability to be converted in relatively short order from primarily passenger to pure cargo configuration. UA had a subfleet of each to su...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19801

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Let's see, JFK to LHR set a subsonic speed record. Passengers probably wondered what to do with extra time. Can they check into their hotels early? Drag their baggage to a cafe for coffee? I haven't seen anyone mention the poor saps flying westbound from London. To JFK is usually about 45 - 60 minut...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports Ranked by Load Factor
Replies: 27
Views: 5668

Re: US Airports Ranked by Load Factor

Interesting to see that my former hometown airport, Newark Int'l, is #7 with respect to highest load factor (83.7%). Even more heartening for me is that LGA and JFK are not among the top 20! I guess that means that more passengers used EWR based on available seats than either of those other airports...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any fixed wing operators between JFK-EWR-LGA ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3258

Re: Any fixed wing operators between JFK-EWR-LGA ?

If memory serves, in the very late 1960s New York Airways experimented with Twin Otter flights among the 3 airports. I don't know why because the DHC-6 could carry 19 pax whereas the Boeing-Vertol 107 could carry about 25 or so. I think the experiment ended when a DHC-6 taxiing behind a 707 or DC-8 ...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 14869

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

Max999 wrote: The area surrounding EWR is full of things that stink bad: oil refineries, chemical factories, swamps, highways, rail yards. So the brown color accurately represents the smelly environment in that part of New Jersey. I suppose Manhattan smells like a bed of roses? Walk down any cross s...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of 737MAX to service
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Return of 737MAX to service

WLS channel 7 (ABC in Chicago) had a story on today's 11 o'clock news that American Airlines will return the 737MAX to service on January 16, 2020. This is the first announced date for the aircraft's return. The speculation is that FAA will approve software fixes in early December and 4-6 weeks will...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 15621

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

STT757 wrote: "Wow, F9 has never served EWR and they enter in a big way."

Pacific Western had an operation from EWR to COS. When Frontier took them over, didn't they continue serving EWR for at least a little while before moving to LGA?

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 15621

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

I wonder how big a negative impact this will have on their TTN operation. I don't think UA has that much to worry about though I'm sure they'll keep close tabs on this new interloper into their domain. I am curious how NK may respond. A few of these routes overlap theirs and NK has at least one NS t...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37591

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

Highly unlikely, but I vote for EWR-AKL and/or EWR-BNE. I'll be pleasantly shocked if either or both happen, though.

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 26982

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

andrefranca wrote:
not going to fly less, or recycle or anything, there is 60% less of animals now because of us, humans HAVE to go...



You first my friend!

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 58874

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

jandro4321 wrote:
Looks like US Women's National Team is heading home on GainJet SX-RFA


ABC-7 (WLS) in Chicago showed the women's team stepping off their plane, a 757, at EWR. New Jersey (and New York) politicians and state flags for all to see.

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 219956

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I like it but would be nice to see some interior photos. https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/5208783_032019-wls-ohare-expansion-4-vid.jpg?w=630&r=16%3A9 IMO, a major problem with this new expansion of the Int'l Terminal is the lack of a CTA subway station in proximity to T5. International arriva...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 5326

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019

I am not 100% on WN so not sure where they are in connections but I would think most flying out of EWR would want non-stop. My family and I used to live in Somerset Cty NJ and now reside in Western Cook Cty IL. When we travel anywhere back east we almost always take WN. Flying from/back to MDW is v...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 5326

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019

DL could add EWR-LAX and EWR-SEA nonstop service since (a) DL already has a large FF base in the NYC market due to its LGA and JFK hubs, (b) LGA perimeter restrictions prevent DL from serving LAX and SEA nonstop from LGA, and (c) LAX and SEA are the only DL hubs that DL doesn't currently serve nons...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest at Detroit City Airport (DET)
Replies: 46
Views: 6236

Re: Southwest at Detroit City Airport (DET)

A bit off topic in that I never flew WN in or out of DET. I did fly ProAir MDW-DET-EWR. The DET terminal was tiny and the 3 737s parked there seemed to overwhelm the place. My flight was on a 737-400. When it was our turn to take off the pilot set brakes, increased thrust until the plane shook, then...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 5326

Re: New Jersey aviation Thread- 2019

Regarding WN at EWR, they currently have 3 gates but since service began there seem to have been at most 18 daily departures averaging 6 per gate. I'm sure each gate can handle 1-2 more departures per day, but for some reason the total hasn't gone over 18. Is there a reason for that?

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11642

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

As has been said above, LGA isn’t that much closer to Wall St vs JFK. LCY is right on the doorstep of the City* vs LHR. And at JFK, if there’s a technical problem on the A318, there’s about six widebodies in its place going to LHR. And if the perimeter rule at LGA was lifted for a foreign carrier, ...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384495

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

I don't get the constant call for rebranding. AA's and DL's schemes leave a lot to be desired, at least by me. Some people hate UA's Continental-inspired Globe and wish to have the Tulip back. I think the Tulip looks childish! The globe at least shows UA's world-wide reach. Either tweak the existing...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 5326

Re: New Jersey aviation Thread- 2019

Nearly 30 years ago I lived in Somerset County and worked in Mercer County at a company near the intersection of US 1 and Alexander Road. When I travelled for work it was always out of EWR. It seemed to make the most sense because there was frequency and choice from that airport. I might have tried ...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "after hours" air service
Replies: 17
Views: 3253

"after hours" air service

Many airports have curfews severely limiting late night and early morning arrivals and departures. Let's say curfews are in place between 22:30 and 05:30 the next morning. There are many services departing a curfew-enforced airport before the cut-off time which arrive at the destination sometime ear...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways is adjusting its S19 Paris-New York service.
Replies: 17
Views: 3986

Re: XL Airways is adjusting its S19 Paris-New York service.

EWR preferred over JFK? The largest overall % growth in passenger traffic in the NJ/NY region during 2018 was at EWR. International traffic grew by > 9.5% to 14.14 million revenue passengers. That seems like a decent indicator that EWR is no longer a "secret", especially when NYC claims i...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways is adjusting its S19 Paris-New York service.
Replies: 17
Views: 3986

Re: XL Airways is adjusting its S19 Paris-New York service.

EWR preferred over JFK? The largest overall % growth in passenger traffic in the NJ/NY region during 2018 was at EWR. International traffic grew by > 9.5% to 14.14 million revenue passengers. That seems like a decent indicator that EWR is no longer a "secret", especially when NYC claims i...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6316

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

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Revenue and non-revenue numbers included bringing EWR 2018 total to nearly 47.4 MM.
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2018 numbers for EWR have already been posted here viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1415671

Revenue and non-revenue numbers included bringing EWR 2018 total to nearly 47.4 MM.

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR 2018 pax numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 719

EWR 2018 pax numbers

The full 12 month passenger numbers for EWR are in: 46,065,175 revenue passengers (+6.6% over 2017), 1,320,110 non-rev passengers (+3.6% over 2017) yielding 47,385,285 total passengers. Among revenue pax, 14,141,299 were international (+9.7% over 2017) and 31,923,876 were domestic (+5.3% over 2017)....

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 6014

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

I'm quite sure there was a single operation of an A300 before it went into service with intent on proving it could be flown in/out of MDW.

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis International Airport in the past
Replies: 86
Views: 8595

Re: Memphis International Airport in the past

MEM was a hub for Southern Airways through the early to mid 1970s. They operated DC9, Martin 404 and SWM equipment. SO merged or was acquired by North Central to become Republic Airlines. The 404s were gone replaced by CV 580s. Then Northwest Orient combined with RC and Delta ate up NW and MEM's day...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15297

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

United used battleship grey originally in the 1930s. The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum website has several photos of Boeing 247s in that paint scheme taken during that decade. Personally I like the more recent grey with the blue fin and fuselage bottom. To me that is the best,most "professio...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "EVE ATE THE APP LES AND SAW THE LIE" poems with airport codes
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: "EVE ATE THE APP LES AND SAW THE LIE" poems with airport codes

Not to pick nits, but NYT is the code for Pyinmana, Burma airport!

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11503

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

As of about 30 minutes ago ORD had between 900 and 1000 flight cancellations and MDW had well over 300 cancellations. Where I live, about 7 miles west of MDW the air temp is -23 F and it feels like -44 F. That's cold! Local weather people are saying these temps are nearing historical lows. Amtrak ha...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15995

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

I think it would be best if KJFK reverted back to being Idlewild Beach Golf Course! Some time ago there was a post bemoaning the loss of UA from JFK where it had a "history". Let's go back and realize that AA, UA, and their predecessors had their histories in the NJ/NY metro area begin at ...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20110

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

My first two 747 flights were in KL series -300 aircraft JFK-AMS-JFK in January 1993. My 3rd and final 747 flight was ORD-SFO in a UA series -400 plane in 1998. I missed out on a flight in a BA series -200 when travel itinerary between Europe and US was changed. Instead I flew in a 767-300. Back the...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Record Year at XNA
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: Another Record Year at XNA

An excerpt from the link shows the numbers are for 2017, not 2018. Sorry sfjeff!

The airport announced its record enplanements on Tuesday, saying 2017 saw 725,284 passengers depart from XNA. That was a 3.7 percent increase over 2016, and it was the first time the airport eclipsed 700,000.

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5971

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

Does anyone have any theories they would like to share on how the gates in the new Terminal 1 will be distributed? And what would happen if Delta moved there. My feeling is that if DL and any other domestic carrier currently in B moves to the new terminal then their current gates in B can be added ...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5971

EWR pax numbers through October 2018

PANJNY (to me NY never comes first!) offers a Christmas present of the October 2018 pax numbers for its airports. Since I care only about EWR I'm happy to report that for the month there were 3.88 MM revenue pax (2.75 MM domestic (+3.1%) and 1.12 Int'l (+11.9%)) and 0.11 MM non-revenue pax for a tot...

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