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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: 915

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: 2036

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: 1684

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: 1053
Views: 103301

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: 5603

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: 1353

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: 4442

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: 124
Views: 4195

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
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Very Strange Airliner Concepts
Replies: 18
Views: 2394

Re: Very Strange Airliner Concepts

VFW614. I wish I had been able to fly in one. It would have been interesting!

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 4679

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK

Following is from Routesonline dated 14July2017: "Norwegian today opened bookings for Paris CDG – Newark service, set to commence on 28FEB18. Earlier this month, the airline in the OAG Schedules Analyser and the GDS schedule listing filed 2nd daily service for Paris CDG – New York JFK flight as...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 12632

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

I am still shocked UA is still running EWR-BOM. When AI started JFK-BOM on top of DL, DL left the market 1 year later. When AI started ORD-DEL on top of AA, AA left the market 1 year later. So when AI launched EWR-BOM, how is UA still holding up? From what I know in NJ nearly all people will prefer...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 7271

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

Let's all form America's Emirates and slap American flags on all the aircraft and airline property. Also, let's change all the advertising at sports stadiums and patches on soccer (if you're America's Emirates you can't call it football!) uniforms and merchandising paraphenalia.And finally, just for...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 15175

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

Some time ago I wondered whether scheduling long distance (intercontinental, transcontinental, etc.) departures between, say 1:30 and 3:00 AM might be feasible. A flight to London leaving at 2:30 AM would arrive at about 2:30 PM local time. A flight to San Francisco leaving at 3:00 AM would arrive t...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat May 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 12560

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

Well, Branson is certainly no Virgin when launching airlines!

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by EWRandMDW
Sat May 20, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 19545

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

United Coast ... hmmm. Everyone thinks of the Coast as either Atlantic or Pacific. But there is also the GULF Coast and, maybe a stretch, the area containing the Great Lakes has also been called a coast. So a United Coast should include all 3 (4?) areas bordering major bodies of water, right? That'l...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun May 07, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 10008

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

No way ORD changes to Obama. It's Chicago's REAL airport. MDW, possibly. How about we forget about both airports and rename White Sox park after him. He claims to be a fan, and the Sox will change the name of the park at the drop of a hat. Plus, anything is better than Guaranteed Rate Field. Now th...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat May 06, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 13966

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

I would point to Lakehurst Naval Air Station (now an active part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst) because it was the western terminus of commercial intercontinental zeppelin service between Germany and the US from the late 1920s to the late 1930s. Yes, a zeppelin is not a traditional airplane, b...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 10008

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

I hope that both O'Hare and Midway are left alone. O'Hare is named for a US Navy aviator who won the Medal of Honor defending his ship among other feats during World War 2. Midway is named for the Battle of Midway which the US Navy won despite being seriously outnumbered by Japanese naval forces. It...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 9508

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

MaksFly wrote:
TTN - Frontier
UST - Frontier
ACY - Spirit


TTN also has Allegiant as a scheduled carrier.

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6248

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

I have an event, not an accident or "incident", which did change the world, economically and militarily and politically. Back in the early 1930s Boeing designed and began marketing their model 247. It was superior in all ways compared to existing transport aircraft. Because Boeing and Unit...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Airlines Say Teleportation Is Future of Travel
Replies: 14
Views: 2247

Re: Major Airlines Say Teleportation Is Future of Travel

Spirit Transporter Inc will have very low fares, charge extra for everything (including a nonrefundable fee to be reconstituted to original specs) and jam 30 onto transporter pads designed for 6.

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will United send a 747 to a museum?
Replies: 23
Views: 3928

Re: Will United send a 747 to a museum?

Maybe the maintenance costs for keeping it even in a museum are high. Cleaning such a big aircraft, ensuring all its electronics work etc... MSI has the 727-122 exhibit with operational lights, landing gear, flaps, and other electrical and mechanical parts. The U-boat, a full-sized ocean going vess...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707-120 vs. 720 and 707-120 vs. 707-320: which are more alike?
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: 707-120 vs. 720 and 707-120 vs. 707-320: which are more alike?

The 720 appears to be a slightly wider version of the original B-717 (becoming a 6-across cabin vs. 5-across). The following is exerpted from Boeing Frontiers, July 2006: The Dash 80 led to two airplanes: The 707, the world’s first successful commercial jet; and the Model 717, the world’s first prod...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will United send a 747 to a museum?
Replies: 23
Views: 3928

Re: Will United send a 747 to a museum?

If it happens, I would like it to be on the grounds of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Being as large as it is, it would need its own exhibit space separate from other aircraft, including an ex-UA 727-122, that are hanging from the ceiling. MSI has done it before, relocating a captured Naz...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 3353

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

ORD and MDW both have heavy rapid transit service (The L). ORD also has limited commuter service (Metra). EWR has monorail connection to NJ Transit to lines throughout the network (except Atlantic City) and limited Amtrak Northeast Corridor service. PHL has SEPTA commuter service. DCA has had for ye...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 15128

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

The top 50 worldwide list is out on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_airports_by_passenger_traffic 2016 was a crazy growth year for SEA, LAX, PVG, AMS, ICN, DEL, BOM. And dear lord IAH took a dive. As far as EWR, JFK and LGA go Wihipedia reports ONLY revenue passengers, not ...

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's Boeing 757-225 any left flying
Replies: 23
Views: 6832

Re: Eastern's Boeing 757-225 any left flying

In the late 1990s I flew on America West between ORD and LAX via PHX. The return flight from PHX to ORD was on a 757-225. I know this because of the small placard above the door to the forward galley stating this aircraft was delivered to Eastern Airlines. I assume this plane eventually ended up in ...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 15128

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

Per PANYNJ website: 12 months thru Dec 2016, EWR (Newark, NJ) recorded 40.35 million revenue pax, an increase of 7.6% over Jan-Dec 2015. This consisted of 28.03 MM domestic pax (+9.1% y2y) and 12.32 MM international pax (+4.4% y2y). Throw in 1.28 million non-revenue travellers and the grand total of...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?
Replies: 64
Views: 11203

Re: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?

I was on several US and AA F100 flights and there was never any issue with them. I liked those planes very much and was sad to see them go.

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Public Transit Hub at Toronto Pearson (Proposed)
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Public Transit Hub at Toronto Pearson (Proposed)

I love intermodal transit hubs that incorporate airports! I wish airports in the US could adopt these concepts. Chicago's Midway Airport is the terminal for CTA Orange Line L trains heading downtown. The L terminal also includes a major transit bus facility serving quite a few CTA city and PACE sub...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways/BOAC at BGR??
Replies: 7
Views: 1870

Re: British Airways/BOAC at BGR??

I believe Laker Airwys stopped at BGR on flights between LAX and the UK. It may have been solely for fuel if the DC10-10s were being used. Whether they actually boarded/deplaned passengers at BGR I don't know.

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at MDW
Replies: 23
Views: 3952

Re: United at MDW

There is no business case to do so. UA focuses on business traffic to/from Chicago, and with a direct rail link already in existence between ORD and The Loop, they already cater to the needs of their target market. I fly in and out of MDW fairly frequently -- sometimes for pleasure but mostly for b...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rise of "Ultra" Low-Cost Carriers
Replies: 32
Views: 7720

Re: Rise of "Ultra" Low-Cost Carriers

Back some 30+ years ago there was a "revolutionary" carrier that offered low fares, frequent service to and from many secondary airports, and operated 24 hours per day. Checked baggage, snacks, other amenties came at a nominal fee. The airline grew and expanded and within a handful of year...

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by EWRandMDW
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the busiest airports per capita?
Replies: 26
Views: 3571

Re: What are the busiest airports per capita?

Reykjavik Iceland, Keflavik (KEF) airport. Will be close to 6,8 million pax in 2016. Population of the city around 150.000, the whole country about 350.000. So almost 20 times the population. My vote goes to Newark, NJ. Roughly 40 million pax at EWR and the city has a population of about 275,000, w...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/21/2016: AA Drops PHL-EWR, DL Adds JFK-YHZ, WN Drops LAS-EWR/IAD,MKE-SEA,SNA-MEX, Suspends PHX-RDU
Replies: 74
Views: 11396

Re: OAG Changes 10/21/2016: AA Drops PHL-EWR, DL Adds JFK-YHZ, WN Drops LAS-EWR/IAD,MKE-SEA,SNA-MEX, Suspends PHX-RDU

PHL-EWR is not terribly surprising. 20-25 minutes in the air and well connected via train. And not all that bad to drive from any of the EWR surrounding areas to PHL.

Using this reasoning, getting to EWR from thses same areas should be just as easy!

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights
Replies: 64
Views: 11622

Re: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights

I say they use hard molded plastic seats a la city buses, no tray tables or reclining seats, cup holders for drinks, $5.00 for a can of Coke (give me Pepsi any time!), another $5.00 for the cup to pour the Coke into, $5.00 more for the FA to do the actual pouring, $5.00 trash collection fee, 20 inch...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 12792

Re: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?

I was recently checking out old airline timetables on a web site and noticed that even into the 1980s there were passenger departures well after midnight. Those seemed to vanish over the years. With quieter aircraft coming into use, perhaps some EWR departures can be scheduled between, say midnight ...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 12792

Re: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?

I was recently checking out old airline timetables on a web site and noticed that even into the 1980s there were passenger departures well after midnight. Those seemed to vanish over the years. With quieter aircraft coming into use, perhaps some EWR departures can be scheduled between, say midnight ...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be possible and make sense to integrate an airline into public transport?
Replies: 51
Views: 6071

Re: Would it be possible and make sense to integrate an airline into public transport?

I think it may be difficult to do in the USA. I currently live just outside Chicago. While the CTA does have rapid transit trains operating to both O'Hare and Midway airports (Midway also has extensive CTA bus service), those services are geared primarily to everyday commuters going to/from jobs, sc...

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 10785

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

Isn't the Anchorage Int'l Airport now named for former Senator Ted Stevens?

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 10785

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

Isn't the Anchorage Int'l Airport now named for former Senator Ted Stevens?

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Announces BGM Closure
Replies: 29
Views: 5697

Re: UA Announces BGM Closure

Sad that the airport is losing UA, but aren't ELM and AVP within an easy (1 or less hour away) drive?

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by EWRandMDW
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 10785

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

Let's not forget Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)!!

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by EWRandMDW
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: counting passenger traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

counting passenger traffic

I was recently reviewing passenger traffic statistics for my two favorite airports, EWR and MDW, when I noticed something I hadn't paid attention to before. The PANYNJ appears to count only revenue passengers, which I assume to be those paying for their ticket, when describing trends in passengers u...

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by EWRandMDW
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airlines as a child
Replies: 34
Views: 2172

Re: Favorites Airlines as a child

I grew up just outside Newark, NJ and often arrivals and departures at EWR would seem to pass right over my house. When I was young I liked the original Mohawk because they had FH227s and BAC111s operating out of Newark, EA because of the L188s, Connies, B720s and DC8s, and TW because of the Connies...

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by EWRandMDW
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2016:DL+EWRRDU,UA-EWRXNA
Replies: 93
Views: 17095

RE: OAG Changes 6/3/2016:DL+EWRRDU,UA-EWRXNA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/slcdeltarumd11" class="quote" target="_blank">slcdeltarumd11</a> (<a href="#80" class="quote">Reply 80</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Newark - Lib...

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition
Replies: 125
Views: 17655

RE: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VC10er" class="quote" target="_blank">VC10er</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>United discuss for years <acronym title="New...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun May 29, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2016:DL+EWRRDU,UA-EWRXNA
Replies: 93
Views: 17095

RE: OAG Changes 6/3/2016:DL+EWRRDU,UA-EWRXNA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MIflyer12" class="quote" target="_blank">MIflyer12</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)"...

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by EWRandMDW
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DIA/DEN Welcomes Pats--Rnwy 8 Changed To 18
Replies: 15
Views: 5072

RE: DIA/DEN Welcomes Pats--Rnwy 8 Changed To 18

So when New England wins the game, will all the facilities at DIA that include an "18" be renumbered "12" to honor Tom Brady and the Patriots?

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by EWRandMDW
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "hospitalised After Bag Falls On Head."
Replies: 27
Views: 5970

RE: "hospitalised After Bag Falls On Head."

I recall something like this happened to the American <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> product pitchman Billy Mays on a US Airways flight arriving in <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (Municipal) (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> (maybe it was departing...

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