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by mlsrar
Wed May 31, 2000 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future 757 Service To ALB
Replies: 13
Views: 2006

Yes, Even Here

don't forget, UA often runs the 757 from MKE-ORD

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by mlsrar
Wed May 31, 2000 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh To Paris? C'est Parfait!
Replies: 12
Views: 1811

RE: Pittsburgh To Paris? C'est Parfait!

perhaps they could MOVE I-5 east a mile to add 4,000' to the runway, and change the ILS glide slope to not include skimming over the roofs of the parking garages.

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by mlsrar
Wed May 31, 2000 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE Is The Midwest's Best
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

RE: MKE Is The Midwest's Best

is it official then, YX will be moving a chunk of their operations to IND?

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by mlsrar
Wed May 31, 2000 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE Is The Midwest's Best
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

MKE Is The Midwest's Best

Anyone care to challenge that MKE is the midwest's best airport...comparing cleanliness, location, friendliness, and expediency of airport operations.

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by mlsrar
Sat May 27, 2000 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Airline
Replies: 20
Views: 1667

RE: Your Airline

I would fly 767-300/757-300 from MKE to
LGW
HNL
IAD
SEA
MIA
DFW
EWR
LAX
SFO
CDG
in an all 2-2-2 (767) or 2-3 (757) config

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by mlsrar
Sat May 27, 2000 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Turboprop
Replies: 47
Views: 2990

RE: Favorite Turboprop

tie between the dornier 328 and the dehaviland dash-8 operated by Horizon

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by mlsrar
Sat May 27, 2000 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Does United Fly Their 757's?
Replies: 18
Views: 4198

RE: Where Does United Fly Their 757's?

Once in a while they use it to replace the 733 for the brief MKE-ORD run---continues on to BDL

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by mlsrar
Sat May 27, 2000 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Flown An (almost) Empty Airliner?
Replies: 48
Views: 2971

RE: Ever Flown An (almost) Empty Airliner?

Two very empty flights for me both involving 747s. One was an America West back in about '91 on their short-lived but beautiful 742 for a continuation of HNL-PHX-LAS. The PHX-LAS trip had about 30 people on board and it was nice...they let everyone sit in 1st class! The second also involved a 747, b...

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by mlsrar
Sat May 27, 2000 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height
Replies: 52
Views: 4798

RE: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height

what that diagram is lacking is the ACTUAL spatial dimensions with the A340/330's bins down...plus, is this a 1970's vintage Eastern L1011 with no middle bin, or is this a modern aircraft with sufficient overhead stowage. Also, the lack of spatial accuracy doesn't depict the angle of the sidewalls, ...

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Exp. Fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

YX In Europe

I could only hope for such a blessing of transatlantic service direct from Milwaukee without having to drive to O'no (O'Hare). As it is for my trips to CDG/LGW, I fly YX to EWR and take the Air France 767--lovely flights. I'm not sure if even a 762 would get full from MKE, but they could sure try! I...

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Exp. Fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

FrontierMaturity

Well, the tone of your message clearly sends the message that you're only 15. You're actually misquoting me about saying Midwest Express is the best run airline in the country, someone else in this forum had quoted that, so perhaps less attitude and more respect. With attitude like that, next time y...

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Hub Routes
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

RE: United's Hub Routes

not sure, but the DEN-ORD flight is a continuation from the SYD-LAX-DEN-ORD, so you're getting on an aircraft that hasn't been fully turned around, try the 777 on the DEN-ORD run.

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJs Replacing Classic Airliners
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

RE: RJs Replacing Classic Airliners

don't forget about YX using 328jets to replaces some DC9-10s on their MKE-PHL, MKE-YYX routes, and soon to do away with their Beech 1900s

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus (heavies) For United
Replies: 28
Views: 2182

RE: Airbus (heavies) For United

Those black beasts would look nice collecting dust next to the L1011s at Marana, AZ. Lets get the 767-400 out

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Interested In B777-100X
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

Sorry Kaitak

EI's service was outstanding, the aircraft was clean, well-maintained and quiet, but given the shape and interior dimensions of the aircraft, it's cramped inspite of the 2 x 4 x 2 seating. the sidewalls are curved and raked sharper so for a taller fellow like myself, it's bad news, while a -10 retai...

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Interested In B777-100X
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

RE: Northwest Interested In B777-100X

I would personally prefer a 777-100/200 order over the airbus from a pax comfort standpoint. As someone who mostly flies Y class, I can attest to the dimensions of the 777, which is similar to the DC-10, a few " wider is much more comfortable than the A330. I usually fly the DTW-AMS route once a wee...

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Experiences On 737-100s/200s
Replies: 28
Views: 2456

RE: 737-2H6 Advs.

I can remember in April of '89 shortly after the Aloha mishap with the tired 737 convertible (bad joke, sorry), aboard the 737-200 Aloha had. Knowing the circumstances surrounding the other airframe, we were on the OGG-HNL leg, and the overhead bins were loose and swaying 20 degrees left/right and b...

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Exp. Fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

YX 767

Actually, in keeping with their tradition, they would operate 2 x 2 x 2 configuration in a 767. I would love to see direct service to LHR/CDG from MKE!

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest's Aging Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

RE: Northwest's Aging Fleet

NWA retired their last 747-100 already (N608US), leaving 747-200/400 (same as UAL/JAL), 757 (just like your beloved continental), 727 (UAL, DL), DC9 (YX, USAirways), A319 (UAL again), A320 (UAL again!), and the hardy DC-10 (KLM, JAL, UAL, CO). Granted, I am duly impressed with the restructuring of C...

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by mlsrar
Thu May 25, 2000 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Exp. Fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

ContinentalEWR

I have to pity you to be trapped in a 757 for the ride to ORD, or worse a 727 to ORD, the ride in the BAE146 is nice and quick to MKE from ORD, if not a bit cramped since UAL was slow to change from 3-3 in the 146s to 2-3. Or, jam yourself into a 737/757 from EWR to CLE, then ride an MD-80 or (corre...

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by mlsrar
Wed May 24, 2000 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747/777/A340 Small Airport Service
Replies: 10
Views: 3048

RE: 747/777/A340 Small Airport Service

It's not exactly scheduled, but when a C check is run on their DC-10s, NW schedules 747-400s to run the MKE-MSP flight. Otherwise MKE receives DC10s daily. There is a charter 747 weekly from Dane County in Madison. I've seen a 777 at Eppley field in Omaha.

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by mlsrar
Wed May 24, 2000 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10 Service In US
Replies: 8
Views: 4446

Dont Forget

Sun Country does run a schedules DC-10 service from MKE-MSP, MKE-MCO, MKE-LAS
Northwest also runs scheduled DC-10 service from
MKE-DTW, MKE-MSP daily...if the DC-10 is out of service, they bring the 744 into MKE--its a continuation from NRT-MSP-MKE-DTW-PEK

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by mlsrar
Wed May 24, 2000 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Wrong With NW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

RE: Whats Wrong With NW?

Living in MKE, I've got a choice of USAirways, TWA, NWA, Midwest Express, ATA, Sun Country, Delta, United, Continental, Skyway, Air Canada, and American--a decent selection. I honestly believe that I'm the only person in this forum who actually likes NWA and the service they provide. Yes, their flee...

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by mlsrar
Wed May 24, 2000 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Exp. Fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

RE: FrontierMan

There is a part of me that feels comfort having a modern, more sophisticated pressurized tube of metal cart me around that has all the latest 'technology' rather than an older machine. However, technology cannot account for decades of strong, reliable, SAFE service. YX is probably the only carrier t...

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by mlsrar
Wed May 24, 2000 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwauke To Puerto Vallarta
Replies: 17
Views: 1763

Milwaukee Parking Spot

HP737, on either the third or fifth level (for short-term parking) the south side facing Howell Avenue and E concourse you get a rather grand view of departures and arrivals--especially if the wind is blowing from SW or the lake.

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by mlsrar
Wed May 24, 2000 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Exp. Fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

RE: FrontierMan

Although I consider MKE my home base, I don't fly ME too often simply due to availability and my destinations, although obviously I would try to fly them as often as possible. Most recently I took a weekend trip to Ft. Myers on an MD-87 (forgot the reg.), and was satisfied with the trip thoroughly. ...

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by mlsrar
Tue May 23, 2000 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Exp. Fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

RE: Midwest Exp. Fleet

I would expect the 717 to replace their DC9s, but the question is when...their D9-10s are starting to get up there in age, and the surrounding communities are starting to become annoyed at the noise effect at MKE.

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by mlsrar
Tue May 23, 2000 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best US Airline/Best US Airport
Replies: 29
Views: 3252

Midwest Express

Dont forget about Midwest Express with all 2-2 seating in their DC9 and MD80 with convenient nonstop service from Milwaukee. MKE is probably the cleanest, most efficient, pax-friendly airport in the Midwest. Not to mention its size is appealing. There are three separate concourses, moving walkways, ...

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by mlsrar
Tue May 23, 2000 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Would You Improve Northwest?
Replies: 9
Views: 2967

RE: Here's A Great Article

First let me dish out some Kudos for MKE, probably the airport with the most potential in the entire United States...clean, well-managed terminals, fast baggage service, affordable concierge and shopping. etc. Perhaps this was why in 1990 NWA began "mini-hub" service out of Milwaukee (MKE). As a fre...

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by mlsrar
Tue May 23, 2000 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 Tristar
Replies: 24
Views: 3508

RE: Attn. Hartsfield

anyone care to remember Eastern 401, the engine fires, problems with the RB-211, the fact that smoky starts are COMMON for pushback, the complexity of maintenance?

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by mlsrar
Tue May 23, 2000 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favourite Aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 2730

RE: Your Favourite Aircraft

Probably a NW DC-10 which most people would crucify me for, but I like the elegance of the plane, highlighted by NW's color scheme and the interior feels most like home.

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by mlsrar
Tue May 23, 2000 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst US Airline/Worst US Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 3086

RE: Worst US Airline/Worst US Airport

The worst airline is one probably few have heard of--Markair based in Alaska, at one time in '94 they were running operations from Midway to Reno, Denver, BWI, and a few other continental destinations...due to a delay they F/A announced (laughing) sorry there went our last connection to MDW, best of...

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by mlsrar
Tue May 23, 2000 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-9 And 717
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

RE: DC-9 And 717

Other than the tail differences, note the shape diffs between the JT8Ds and the BMWs. They're similar in shape to the MD-90s IAE engines--shorter and somewhat fatter in contrast to the longer slimmer nacelles of the JT8Ds

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by mlsrar
Mon May 22, 2000 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Exp. Fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

Midwest Exp. Fleet

Does anyone know if Midwest Express has expressed any interest in any fleet modernizations, perhaps picking 717s to replace their aging D91 and D93s?

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