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by masseybrown
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

A listing of the highest load factors by route and airline for March Airline/Rank/Route/Load Factor UA 1. CLE-RSW 96% NK 1. CLE-TPA 96% 6. CLE-RSW 93% 10. CLE-LAS 91% F9 1. CLE-TPA 91% 10. CLE-LAS 89% YX 9. CLE-TPA 92% (Republic flying for UA) G4 2. CLE-SRQ 77% 11. CLE-PGD 72% Was March THAT cold?

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by masseybrown
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Someday Air Canada may return to CLE, but it seems it won't be in July. They have nixed their scheduled return to CLE and PIT.

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by masseybrown
Thu May 27, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.clevelandairport.com/about-us/facts-figures
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CLE's official April numbers are out. 536.4K pax - up an astonishing 1,673.6% from last year and 16.4 million lbs of cargo - up 20.1% from last year.

https://www.clevelandairport.com/about-us/facts-figures

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by masseybrown
Mon May 24, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

UA is described as supportive. In fact it sounds like UA wants to repurpose D, but the article positions it as a big stretch to do so. Of course UA wants to demolish/repurpose D; it gets them out of $1 million/month payment on an empty building if it's done before their lease runs out in 2027. If I...

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by masseybrown
Thu May 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

ncflyer wrote:
current airport = decades of incremental approach.


Yeah, but that first increment of the new Master Plan is a BIG one. ;)

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by masseybrown
Thu May 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Originally I thought the same but now think a more incremental approach would be better. It's going to be incremental, right? The phases of the Master Plan are triggered solely by passenger-levels, not by time. I'm guessing phase 1's cost is much closer to $750 million that the frightening $2 billi...

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by masseybrown
Tue May 18, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

WN adding 1 each to CLE-BWI/DEN/MDW in June.

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by masseybrown
Mon May 17, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

A new Icelandic carrier PLAY is starting up with a promise of US service in 2022. I wonder if CLE should make a play for PLAY. In the four months of CLE-KEF service the route did, after all, carry more than 50K pax. If WOW hadn't underpriced their service, they might still be around.

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by masseybrown
Thu May 13, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Air Canada's website says they will fly CLE-YYZ starting July 1st with a CR2. Timing will be: leave YYZ at 14:45, leave CLE at 16:30, supporting YYZ int'l connsctions.

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by masseybrown
Wed May 12, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

It really is a distortion to include UA sunk cots in the discussion of CPE-- a sunk cost, only impacts one carrier, presumably they ran the numbers when they chose to close the hub and the decision is now done. I doubt UA even considers it in their CLE service decisions. . . . or their vote-- wheth...

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by masseybrown
Wed May 12, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

... the airlines have signed on to the plan according to the article. Direct quote from the article: "A majority of the airlines doing business in Cleveland, however, have signed off on the plan, according to airport sources." It would be good to know which are prepared to pack up and lea...

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by masseybrown
Tue May 11, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

... the airlines have signed on to the plan according to the article. Direct quote from the article: "A majority of the airlines doing business in Cleveland, however, have signed off on the plan, according to airport sources." It would be good to know which are prepared to pack up and lea...

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by masseybrown
Fri May 07, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

masseybrown wrote:
Left out my conclusion after flying DCA-CLE-DCA. The load factors point to a need for a third flight, at least on peak days.


Well, no third flight in June, but the aircraft are now shown as E175's - 8 more seats per flight, approx. a 12% increase in seats.

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by masseybrown
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

CLE posted more detail for the March numbers. Pax data were just as CLEguy previously posted - 478.8K total pax up 11.26% over Mar 20. Cargo numbers continue to shine, after an inexplicable dip in February. 16.7 million pounds, up 18.54% over March 20 and up 6% year-to-date.

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by masseybrown
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Left out my conclusion after flying DCA-CLE-DCA. The load factors point to a need for a third flight, at least on peak days.

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by masseybrown
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I flew DCA-CLE Thursday and CLE-DCA today. Both planes were 68 passenger CR7's. Thursday had 48 pax, Sunday 64 pax, for an average l/f 82% Front cabin 100% full both ways, although I have no idea how many actually paid F fares. Interesting item: AA was advertising "Fly AA CLE-BOS" on the w...

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by masseybrown
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Looking at May schedules, AA has put their code on CLE-BOS JetBlue flights, but not CLE-FLL/RSW. So far, anyway, B6 has not added their code the AA's CLE-LGA flights. Conveniently, AA and B6 gates are adjacent in CLE's Concourse C to support any potential interlining. Meanwhile, Spirit is complainin...

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by masseybrown
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

^Have fun! I'm dying to fly again. But be careful--covid isn't filtered by a plane's HVAC system until it enters the system so that air is initially floating around the cabin. New Record: 47 People On Flight Test Positive For Coronavirus https://onemileatatime.com/flight-coronavirus-record/ Wow! I'...

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by masseybrown
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Taking my first flight in 14 months this week (DCA-CLE). Can't remember when the gap between flights was that big - ever.

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by masseybrown
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

United Cleveland June schedule is now completed and posted: Mainline to: Lax, Sfo, Iah, Den, Ord, Ewr, Iad, Mco, Fll, Rsw , Cun. (average 14.2 daily) average daily departures 21 21 would be just 2 fewer that summer, 2019? That's good news. Diff subj: Flexjet is operating a non-stop BCN-CLE. Always ...

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by masseybrown
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 59964

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Yes, I do see Cleveland is also in the tank. They have been there for years so why is their airport doing so much better? With a regional population of 4 million I've long thought CLE should be pulling in about 14 million passengers (pre-COVID) ... Cleveland's area population has been dropping by f...

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by masseybrown
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I’m not sure if this is just a mistake, but CLEs website shows Baltimore BWI as a JetBlue nonstop city. It’ll show up when you choose JetBlue nonstop cities in the drop down as well. https://www.clevelandairport.com/flight-information/non-stop-cities/baltimore I could only imagine CLE-BWI as a stub...

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by masseybrown
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Southwest is now showing 2 dailies CLE-STL effective June 6th.

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by masseybrown
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

^ That's good to hear. UA's daylight service should do well against Spirit's LAX redeyes in both directions.

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by masseybrown
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

UA looks like it is restarting CLE-LAX/SFO in June based on their recent update. Noted that update as well... If that holds it looks like United will have a beefed up schedule in CLE for the summer. All of their routes will be active. They’ll be flying to 17 cities nonstop. More than any other airl...

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by masseybrown
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

CLE put out February numbers. Total pax 318,863 (including 731 international) down 55% from February, 2020. Cargo 13.0 MM pounds - down 4.9% from 2020.

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by masseybrown
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

UA has once again delayed the restart of LAX and SFO flights, this time from mid-May into June.

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by masseybrown
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

^^ I wonder if those DL 757s aren't somehow mistaken listings connected to the baseball team's travels. I know the sked reads "DAILY" but ...

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by masseybrown
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

A while back I said (incorrectly) that AA was removing their 50 seaters from CLE. Turns out it was only the ERJ-140s and CRJ200s that got pulled. Some 145s are back in the schedules.

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by masseybrown
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

An AA CLT-BUF flight was diverted to CLE. It continued on to BUF about an hour and a half later. Another lunatic aloft? Hope not.

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by masseybrown
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

15 flights a week (averaging 2 per day) on CR-550's. Ok, much better than nothing; but, in terms of capacity, it would be overwhelmed by restoring 2 CLE-LAX and 2 CLE-SFO, which Susan Glaser hints at for May in the article. But will those California flights actually operate? The flights are always i...

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by masseybrown
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

greenair727 wrote:
^With the new schedule uploads for AA and DL, any updates/additions for CLE?


In April AA will add a second CLE-DCA; I don't know about any others.

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by masseybrown
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Lately, UPS has been running a nightly 757 from LAN to CLE. Is this just an aircraft positioning flight or is there some huge one-way cargo flow from Lansing to Cleveland?

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by masseybrown
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

AA's schedule update loaded this past weekend (and said to be good through May) eliminates the last of the 50-seaters from CLE in mid-May. I don't know if that means the end of CLE-DCA flights using the dreaded Gate 35X or not. In any case, AA's new DCA gate extension is supposed to be ready by July...

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by masseybrown
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

FlightAware shows AUH6 landing about 2 hours ago after flying nonstop AUH-CLE. I thought CLE was not a port of entry since Covid measures were put in place. Has something changed? It’s there in Pad 3 right now and man, that 787 is a beautiful airplane. We don’t get a lot of those around here. I thi...

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by masseybrown
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1340
Views: 239088

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Here is the interesting part I noticed today. NK is cutting EWR-CLE/CLT/PBI until end of schedule. They are also cutting BOS-CLE. I wonder if JetBlue can aim for a larger presence in CLE by adding JFK/EWR there as well as padding their BOS schedule. B6 could also add CLE-LAX, I think. NK plans to r...

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by masseybrown
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

^Agreed, CLE is not worse off than other cities if there can be a silver lining in such negative numbers! Thanks for digging up the other cities. A reflection of economic strength or a population's willingness to fly during the pandemic? Only the latter in my opinion, with such drastic reductions i...

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by masseybrown
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

The preferred plan was discussed at a meeting in January and the slides are available on the airport master plan website. Of course, the plan is still under development, but I don't believe other options for the terminal will be considered. The proposal is for B to be razed and a new B built with a...

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by masseybrown
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

Where do things stand with the IX? Must be a reason they are not building an all new terminal on the property, which I thought would be a good idea. It sounded as if the IX Center, the operator not the building, was done for last September when they cancelled all their shows. BUT, Airport Chief Ken...

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by masseybrown
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

ContinentalEWR wrote:
Definitely agree that when CO upgauged to ERJs it was a significant improvement over the turboprops which no one liked to fly


I must be one of the few who liked the old Brasilias. No muss, no fuss; you boarded and fifteen minutes later you were airborne. :smile:

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by masseybrown
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

Does the plans include a new possible Amtrak stop? Maybe the IX can be turned into a cargo facility hub for someone , plenty of room for a ramp around perimeter. Dunno about the airport master plan, but the Amtrak proposal for expanded service does. In my area the BWI Amtrak/MARC(state run trains) ...

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by masseybrown
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

We need to sell Burke ASAP to help pay for Hopkins expansion. To whom? Assuming there's a ready cash buyer, the sale of Burke would require a lot of the proceeds to be paid to the FAA. It could happen, but it couldn't happen fast. A possibility of what might happen is various local governments coul...

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by masseybrown
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
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Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Let's see if this route actually starts this year. https://hub.united.com/2021-02-19-united-announces-plans-to-begin-new-daily-nonstop-service-between-boston-logan-and-london-heathrow-2650621690.html The schedules are full of flights the airlines know they're not going to operate - they just keep c...

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by masseybrown
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Travelers who have been in one of the countries listed in above but were exempt from the restrictions to enter the US, had to enter only through certain airports (15 of them) which did NOT include CLE. These were ATL, BOS, ORD, JFK, EWR, etc...... That's what I was thinking of. Thanks for the thoro...

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by masseybrown
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

FlightAware shows AUH6 landing about 2 hours ago after flying nonstop AUH-CLE. I thought CLE was not a port of entry since Covid measures were put in place. Has something changed? I had not heard that CLE was no longer a port of entry. It may not be staffed as much as before COVID-19, but nonstop f...

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by masseybrown
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

FlightAware shows AUH6 landing about 2 hours ago after flying nonstop AUH-CLE. I thought CLE was not a port of entry since Covid measures were put in place. Has something changed?

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by masseybrown
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

The parallel runways can definitely handle all types other than the AN225 and A380. When a 747 or A340 (and some select others), a runway check is required by City Ops. This is due to the runway WIDTH only being 150ft instead of 200ft. The longer wingspan aircraft overhang the edge of the runways w...

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by masseybrown
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Nice to see Amtrak taking another look at Cleveland train routes. The last proposal (in 2010?) included an airport stop. With the master plan under revision, it's a perfect time to add a rail connection.

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by masseybrown
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 61923

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I did look into it, but the only source of historical data that was readily available was from the FAA website: https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/ It measures something called Landed Weight (lbs) and I was able to get the data from 1999-2019. I believ...

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