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by ADent
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 66
Views: 8418

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

Before the CO merger MIA was classified as an express station, IIRC means that mainline service less than 6 months a year at the time.

So DEN (and points west) didn't have any service to MIA since the RJs couldn't fly that far.

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by ADent
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8113

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I think the events of 9/11 expedited many changes that would have happened anyway but 9/11 had them happen sooner. For example the big 3 were always going to get rid of their 727s but after 9/11 they REALLY moved on this-one could argue as for United we still see the residual effects of their over ...

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by ADent
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10618

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

WN DEN-SEA MAR 0.5>2[4] APR 0>2[4] MAY 0>2[4] JUN 0>2[5] WN's coverage of major routes from SEA is starting to feel lackluster, reducing to 2x daily on DEN and MDW in this release Wow DEN-SEA cut way back. I have been flying this a few times a year and DL has had the right flight back from SEA (7pm...

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by ADent
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15392

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I am a white collar worker in the US working for a very large company and within the last 5 years they have completely terminated sick days for us. They did add one day of vacation a year (now called PTO - paid time off) to make up for it. If you are out for more than a week continuously Sick Leave ...

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by ADent
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3208

Re: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?

Yep. Pre-merger MIA was not a mainline station (ie at least 6 months of the year it was RJ only, IIRC) for UA.

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by ADent
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

The CRJ is not exactly selling well lately. They have a backlog of 39 orders, and 14 of those are 8 years old and none of the 39 are from major carriers. Neither of the planes have or will likely ever get FAA certification (esp the ARJ). So no sales to the worlds major carriers. The Chinese can coun...

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by ADent
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 9098

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

Thanx for the update once again. Interesting to see WN SEA-DEN vary in flights. It is currently 5 both ways, then drops to 4 one way and 5 the other for awhile, then 4-4, then 5-5, then back to 4-4, then 4-3. I just wish they would bring back their late SEA-DEN. There is a late DEN-SEA, so I guess t...

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by ADent
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 67198

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

JumboJet - You also said "you truly have to be kidding. No way, not even close." on operations 7 days after the storm. Isn't 80% close?

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by ADent
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates
Replies: 71
Views: 9531

Re: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates

From some posts about 5 years ago: There was a 64 min outage in Feb 1999 (one of 4 during that time) - no buses activated. There was a 48 min outage in Nov 2008 - the buses were activated. In 2012 the trains were in "manual" mode for over 2 hours and "nearly 10,000" travelers mis...

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by ADent
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15443

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

How high is this plane when as passes....100 feet? The photos make it look like the ball is close but it's not possible to throw something that high. Try to throw a ball over a 10 story building. Betcha can't. I don't think a major leaguer could throw a ball and hit the plane from the water. I don'...

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by ADent
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Air Connection/ Key Lime Air ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Re: Denver Air Connection/ Key Lime Air ?

APA doesn't want commercial service and IIRC has come to terms with the FAA - by APA keeping the facility not certified for larger planes (fire fighting equipment, TSA setup, etc) and the FAA not pressing to make the upgrades. I personally would love to see APA be like SNA, but honestly I probably w...

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by ADent
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 26781

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

Won't Airbus eventually need the A338 for tankers and freighters?

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by ADent
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 14376

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

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ual763 wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:

Of note Scott Kirby and Jon Roitman are in town today to announce this, as well as petition the city and mayor to halt the Great Hall project


Just out of curiosity, what is the Great Hall Project?


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by ADent
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797 factory location?
Replies: 35
Views: 5972

Re: 797 factory location?

Boeing owns land at the Huntsville Airport (HSV). It will actually be interesting to see. Seattle is too expensive. Unions may drive this location. Charleston is a good place. But do you really want to move all your eggs from one basket to another? I would guess a green field site in the South might...

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by ADent
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 14789

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

DEN has plenty of room for more gates. It typically is a lack of money - the airport has been afraid one of its 3 major carriers would fold or leave and the airport would be stuck with too many gates. Now the airport is busy spending its money on a hotel/train (now complete), the Great Hall renovati...

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by ADent
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 256122

Re: 777 9 design details

Seems the presumed editor has better literacy than numeracy... Or.....2.54 is more impressive than 1..... ;) Although to be fair, the preceeding dimension was metric so the editor was just maintaining uniformity. But they added two significant figures, implying a much higher resolution than the pre...

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by ADent
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20470

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

I wouldn't be so sure. UA's been going through a "rough patch" for almost 7 years since the merger was announced, and was a bit of a basket case before then, too. 7 years? Are you kidding? There was the pilot slow taxi events in the very early 90s, IIRC. The ESOP members (everybody but th...

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by ADent
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 29103

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

The A321neo has a range of about 4600 mi and DEN-HNL is 3400 mi. That being said strong head winds may prevent that equipment from being used. HNL-DEN should be no problem. DEN-HNL could be problematic. I would assume HA wants to see some real world data before committing to a such a route. Is anyb...

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by ADent
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape
Replies: 96
Views: 19196

Re: E195-E2 Rollout today

JetBlue flies a mix of missions withing E2-195 range and TCON missions. Unless they establish a mid-America hub, B6 needs TCON range for equipment rotation/utilization. The E-190s have to stay to the East of the nation as it simply isn't possible to efficiently rotate them into the Western stations...

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by ADent
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?
Replies: 41
Views: 3899

Re: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?

You are supposed to have your choice of a private screening room or doing it out in public. Some feel being "inappropriately touched" by a person in power should only happen in private, others feel that doing it in a small room or in a lobby doesn't make them feel any better and shedding s...

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by ADent
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The struggle of using BYOD IFE
Replies: 57
Views: 4915

Re: The struggle of using BYOD IFE

Food on a USA flight. Wow. Last time I got a snack was on Continental (before merger). I do wish they had a place to place my iPhone - usually I can wedge it in a seat somewhere - I do have a stand for the tray, but I don't want to look down that much. The clear ziplock in genius - I will try it tom...

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by ADent
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 29103

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

There is a project planned to move security out of the Great Hall to the 6th level. They picked a winning bidder months ago, but are still negotiating on the detail. Hope to see how this works out. DIA and bid team are closer to reaching deal on massive terminal project, spokesman says: http://www.d...

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by ADent
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 10174

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

DEN-HSV is 1,048 miles (statute) and blocked as 3hr and 17min for the westbound leg ( only 2h 34min eastbound).

It used to see 2xCR7 before the UA/CO merger and has been mostly single ERJ145 since.

Not sure it is an inappropriate since it is the only non-stop in the market.

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by ADent
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let L-410NG
Replies: 8
Views: 5857

Re: Let L-410NG

Any word on how many they've been able to sell? I'm hoping the 410 NG is REALLY successful and who knows maybe they'll think about dusting off the L610 to fit in the market where there's currently no competition (unless the SU80 is still available) Not certified yet. Doesn't seem to be anything on ...

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by ADent
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-8 Luggage Loading
Replies: 13
Views: 3408

Re: United DC-8 Luggage Loading

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Not even all of United's DC-8s were equipped. IIRC the ex-JAL bird did not have the system. - viewtopic.php?t=754317#p10871547

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by ADent
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Transaero 777 ferried to the scrappers
Replies: 15
Views: 6668

Re: First Transaero 777 ferried to the scrappers

It flew for Varig too.

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by ADent
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 78
Views: 22962

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

77west wrote:
Hang on, thats a DC9! Whats going on here!! :duck:


Isn't it more of a DC-9 fuselage with a new Ukranian designed wing?

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by ADent
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Leaves Behind Being "Subpar"
Replies: 33
Views: 8739

Re: UA Leaves Behind Being "Subpar"

And *years* of flying ERJ-145s 3 hours from IAD to IAH is just as uncomfortable. Personally that sounds great to me. I have logged five ERJ-145 flights on European airlines and loved each one. What's not to like about an A-seat in the forward section of the aircraft? You get a window and an aisle s...

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by ADent
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An Airline With No Carry-Ons Allowed
Replies: 27
Views: 2817

Re: An Airline With No Carry-Ons Allowed

We can just go back to the old days - no overhead bins. It was just an open hat rack, folded coat storage.

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by ADent
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 21235

Re: The future of the 747-8

Traditionally they modify the AF1 planes somewhere else from planes straight off the production line. They may do some mods on the prod line, but I assume most of it is to leave out stuff they would replace (like paint, interior, etc). If they do anything special on the production line then it may b...

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by ADent
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57273

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

What about the LAX gate cap? United could space out their existing gates (22 per article), but how many more are available for new gates?

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by ADent
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 25951

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

Looks like Bluetooth is OK. The FAA press release mentions "You can also continue to use short-range Bluetooth accessories, like wireless keyboards."

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by ADent
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 25951

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

winginit wrote:
Again - wrong. Heard of bluetooth headphones?


I thought RF transmitters were banned on flights - even if you can use your phone during takoff.

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by ADent
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 25951

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

Good riddance. The under seat boxes are a pain. Some airlines charge to even see the map. I haven't seen any seatback TVs on RJs (I know there are some, but not on the airlines I fly), but Delta has WiFi based IFE at least on some of the E170s.

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by ADent
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status
Replies: 22
Views: 4424

Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Per FR24 it went to Victorville.

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by ADent
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ likely to see 5th delay
Replies: 43
Views: 8219

Re: MRJ likely to see 5th delay

The good news is that the MRJ is equipped with the P&W GTF engine, an engine that will see continues improvements. By the time the MRJ enters service, the engine will be at least 3% more fuel efficient than today's standards. How much work and money will P&W put into updating the little GTF...

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by ADent
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: post time doesn't work
Replies: 20
Views: 3377

Re: post time doesn't work

Dec 28th, '16, 10:43 does the same "last year" thing. 28 Dec 2016, 10:43 works, but my post time is off. It say me post above is "7 hours ago", which is the same offset my timezone is (UTC -7:00) 28 Dec 2016 10:43 works (offset time) Wed Dec 28, 2016, 10:43 works (w/ offset time)...

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by ADent
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: post time doesn't work
Replies: 20
Views: 3377

Re: post time doesn't work

This has been bugging me for awhile. Thought maybe it was an add on or something.

If I change it to something else dates work, if I change it back to "December 28th, 2016, 10:39 am" all the posts go back to last year.

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by ADent
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 219489

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

A Boeing 727-200 freighter of Aerosucre impacted the ground five miles outside the regional airport Puerto Carreno. The aircraft registration HK-4544 minutes after takeoff rushed his way to the El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia. At the moment the medical situation of the five crew...

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by ADent
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future 787 variants?
Replies: 171
Views: 20387

Re: Future 787 variants?

The story I heard was there was supposed to be a good gap in MTOW between the 787-8 and 787-9. The wing improvements would weigh 1,000lb more (or whatever was quoted above), but since the 787-9 was to have a higher MTOW, you would get a range increase. Instead the 787-8 is up against the landing gea...

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by ADent
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer delays E175-E2 certification
Replies: 39
Views: 6220

Re: Embraer delays E175-E2 certification

According to Wikipedia a CF34-8E runs 2,600 lbs and per TCDS sheet PW1500 runs 4,800. The PW1200/PW1700 should weight quite a bit less. (The PW1100 runs 6,600). The E2-175 has a wingspan 15 feet bigger than an E175. The max payload is about the same. The fuel burn should be less if you compare versi...

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by ADent
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and a Florida Hub
Replies: 84
Views: 8570

Re: United and a Florida Hub

In 2004, all that remained was hub service, and LAX/SFO were dropped around that time too. At some point MIA was not even a mainline station for UA. Airlines (in the US) just aren't in the business of opening new hubs these days. DL is working on something in SEA. Ironically UA had a good sized ope...

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by ADent
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't more airports use Intercontinental to differentiate themselves?
Replies: 42
Views: 5083

Re: Why don't more airports use Intercontinental to differentiate themselves?

So HSV should be Carl T Jones Intercontinental Airport instead of Carl T Jones Field?

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by ADent
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did a 707 tailscraper fail to climb? (1950s)
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

Re: Did a 707 tailscraper fail to climb? (1950s)

The Wikipedia article on Krueger edge flaps has this as a reference: "The Road to the 707" Cook, William H., TYC Publishing Company, Bellevue, 1991, ISBN 0-9629605-0-0, p.249

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by ADent
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ridiculous prices for flying into secondary american cities?
Replies: 21
Views: 3463

Re: ridiculous prices for flying into secondary american cities?

It is 10,467 km AKL-LAX and 3,184 km LAX-DTW (per great circle mapper).

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by ADent
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13077

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

aviatorcraig wrote:
especially in the US where they don't seem to put windows in the jet bridges for some reason.


It was (still is?) against US national fire codes. Theory being the sight of flames would prevent people evacuating.

There are a couple of US airports with them.

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by ADent
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Pan Am EVER fly the Concorde to BTV?
Replies: 74
Views: 7614

Re: Will Pan Am EVER fly the Concorde to BTV?

hOMSaR wrote:
Only if Aérospatiale restarts production with a Concorde neo. Do they still have the tooling?


Unless they get the range up to 4000 miles, no one will want it - they will just keep flying their 757s.

Any chance of sculpting the sidewalls so you can get 5 across?

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by ADent
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 64
Views: 15035

Re: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core

[/"This is pretty cool. It converts the piers to circles, which is a bit more popular now. quote] Circles were popular in 1970, not now. No way they would build a Newark terminal in 2016. Journalism at its best That is based on this image from the article ( http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...

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by ADent
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Focus city in SEA?
Replies: 40
Views: 7526

Re: United airlines Focus city in SEA?

United had all the N gates. DC-10 service to ORD multiple times a day.

Looking at one schedule (Aug 1982) 7 SFO, 3 YVR, 4 PDX, 1 SAN, 1 SMF, 2 RNO, 1 JFK, 6 LAX, 1 MCI, 1 HNL, 5 ORD, 1 DTW, 4 DEN. These are all non-stops and before UA had any trans-oceanic service.

DC 10s: 3 ORD, JFK, HNL, LAX

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