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by EWRandMDW
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019
Replies: 118
Views: 11250

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: 23215

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: 290
Views: 42063

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: 721
Views: 115952

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: 46
Views: 3733

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: 46
Views: 3733

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: 5869

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: 46
Views: 3733

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: 11086

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: 1792
Views: 363102

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: 46
Views: 3733

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: 3057

"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: 3886

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: 3886

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: 45
Views: 4962

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: 669

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: 5521

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: 85
Views: 7638

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: 13462

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: 1187

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: 89
Views: 10737

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: 15206

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: 224
Views: 18495

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: 994

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: 5692

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: 5692

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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by EWRandMDW
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the 727-100
Replies: 12
Views: 2623

Re: United and the 727-100

Isn't the early- to mid-1970s the time UA retired its B-720s? I think the "short" DC-8s hung on for maybe 10 or more additional years.

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71355

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Maybe at least one of the following:
1. ORD -> BNE/SYD
2. EWR -> AKL/BNE
3. IAH -> CPT/JNB
4. SFO -> GIG/GRU
5. others?

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with a prosthetic limb.
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Re: Flying with a prosthetic limb.

First, let me say that while my difficulty doesn't match yours, I DO know the problems you face! I had knee replacement surgery in conjunction with some reconstruction of the leg bones above and below the knee. When I fly, at security I tell the screener that I have an artificial knee and she or he ...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR prior to UA and CO merger
Replies: 48
Views: 5182

Re: EWR prior to UA and CO merger

When I was in my teens (early 1970s) I would sometimes take the Public Service (later Transport of NJ) bus to the 1952 (later called North) terminal and go up to the expansive observation deck to watch planes take off and land. Often I would step outside onto the roof of the East or West arcade to a...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Surf Air work in the North East US?
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: Could Surf Air work in the North East US?

With Surf Air finding a nice little niche of wealthier people flying around California and Nevada could this work in the NE United States? For example, you live in CT and work in Mid Town Manhattan, that is a 2-3 hour drive or a two-hour train (when they work that is) whereas flying probably would ...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Temporary Airport Closures
Replies: 13
Views: 2362

Re: Temporary Airport Closures

Probably not how you meant it, but EWR was closed to all commercial traffic from the spring of 1942 until the end of WW2 when it operated as a US Army Air Forces facility. Commercial use resumed in early 1946.

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2239

Re: Airline History @ KISP

In the early 1990s CO flew 5x between ISP and EWR using ATR42s.

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 162962

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Providing the AA/QF joint venture is approved, the next Australia-US service will be to ORD https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-plans-non-stop-boeing-787-flights-to-chicago-or-seattle?utm_source=hero Since SYD is out of range for the 789, would it be BNE or MEL that QF would launch initially? MEL is so...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 6354

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

I rarely flew on NW, but the last time, somewhere around 1992, gave me the impression it wasn't that great for employees or passengers. I was scheduled to take a flight from SFO to MSP, connecting to EWR. The SFO flight was a continuation of service from Tokyo. That flight was serious delayed, so I ...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 20 major airports in the world by actual passenger growth during H1 2018 vs H1 2017 (airports +2.5 million pax):
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Top 20 major airports in the world by actual passenger growth during H1 2018 vs H1 2017 (airports +2.5 million pax):

The PANJNY recently released airport stats for June. According to them during the first 6 months of 2018 EWR's revenue passenger numbers increased by 7.6% over the same period 2017, from 20,878,785 to 22,475,006. If you added in non-revenue numbers, then the TOTAL number of passengers during Jan-Jun...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4870

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Is there a list of number of destinations by airport?


I'm curious to know if by destination they mean airport or city. MDW and ORD both serve Chicago so if counting by city it's 1 destination, if counting by airport it's 2.

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6406

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Many years ago I flew in and stretched fuselage turboprop Beech 18 operated by Allegheny Commuter. I also was a passenger on board a Nord 262 and the re-engined version called the Mohawk 298. They may not be considered "rare", but their numbers in the USA were quite limited.

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Lands on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

Re: Plane Lands on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

I just saw the story on WLS ch 7. It's truly astounding that there were no cars involved and the pilot and possible passenger (reporters trying to find out) are safe! The discussion now is how to get that plane safely off the busy road with 3/4 southbound lanes blocked during rush hour on Friday.

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 8218

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

This won't make me friends on here, but isn't time we have fewer flights, larger aircraft, and gulp - high speed trains between some cities (at least in the US)? As you probably know, there is high-speed train service on the Northeast Corridor connecting Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Balt...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3348

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

Interesting, what causes this at LGA and MDW? I recall that for LGA planes would descend over Flushing Meadows Park and then over Flushing they'd make a sharp left to the runway. You had Shea Stadium to contend with and Flushing Bay. Also for a long time there was a small private field, Flushing Ai...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3792

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

Why not EWR after Donald Trump? Trump is a Noo Yohka. EWR is not in Noo Yohk. There is at least one photo of Albert Einstein at Newark Airport. Einstein did live and work in Princeton which is in New Jersey, just like EWR. Maybe the airport should be renamed Albert Einstein Newark International Air...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4631

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

I recall seeing posts on this site regarding new aircraft where passengers would stand for the duration of the trip. Add a few poles and straps to hang onto and voila, a flying subway car.

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 6471

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

I wouldn't even call WN a value airline anymore. They're often times not even the cheapest option anymore. They no longer hold the price advantage that they used to. A couple years back I flew on NK from MCI to LAS for $150 cheaper round trip than WN and that was after I upgraded to the big front s...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147707

Re: ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

jumbojet wrote:
ATL is no surprise. They say that in order to get to heaven, you have to pass through ATL.


Who is "they"? Obviously ATL isn't anyone's idea of heaven! :wink2:

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?
Replies: 21
Views: 3366

Re: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?

United YVR to EWR United nonstop. I prefer to fly all UA metal, but my last trip YVR-SFO-EWR took 20 hours due to a misconnect in SFO and then a subsequently lengthy delay SFO - EWR. AC flys a 789 non stop... nice flight and anytime I have been on it, load factors seem decent.... According to the U...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 69707

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I wonder what their NYC area airport will be. We can likely rule out LGA, JFK, and EWR. TEB is too small. HPN is already full, and SWF is pretty far away. Maybe they can try FRG? I’d go with ISP, but ISP mainly serves a market of its own. ISP is just under 2 hours (give or take depending on traffic...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 162962

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Another perspective on Musk's tunnel/transport project: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/06/for-1-billion-elon-musks-tunnel-to-ohare-would-be-a-miracle/562841/ "...one aspect of the proposed Loop concept would be incredibly valuable if Musk actually pulled it off, and not just to Ch...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 110
Views: 18677

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

EWR is missing a flight to Oceania, although if rumored NZ service to AKL (nonstop) does happen (some 1500 nm less distant than SIN) then it will join the club. Ethiopean has nonstop service to Africa.

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by EWRandMDW
Tue May 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9989

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Everyone is concerned about JFK effects. What about EWR? AS has 14 daily departures from EWR to SAN, LAX (ex VX), SJC, SFO (ex VX), PDX, and SEA! Maybe AS can move their base 20 miles west to be near EWR! Everyone will still call it "New York" and it would be a win for pilots and for NJ.

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