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by elbandgeek
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31712

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

What are the aircraft size limitations on M1 and M2? I believe LO used to park over there when they used 767s but that may be the largest aircraft they can accommodate. When I worked there years ago, M1, M2 and M3 push backs all blocked taxiway B (outer) regardless of the A/C size. Not sure if the ...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31712

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

But one issue won't go away with MDW is the constrained runways. If WN ever decides to get a 737-9 or 737-10, there's no way they could operate out of MDW. Possibly a 737-9 with 737-10 landing gear might be able to take off from MDW with 200 passengers, but if WN needs to start ordering aircraft la...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 4389

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020

In the COVID reference thread someone posted the findings of the United Airlines and Department of Defense but they said they saw a story on GMA and posted a link to youtube. It was noted in their post on the reference thread that the test did not take into account people removing their mask to eat...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31712

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

I probably do not expect WN to add nonstop service out of ORD to destinations such as ALB, ABQ, BUF, CVG, CLE, DTW, GRR, BDL, SDF, ORF, OMA, PDX, PVD, SLC, or SEA as most of the passengers on WN's MDW-ALB/ABQ/BUF/CVG/CLE/DTW/GRR/BDL/SDF/ORF/OMA/PDX/PVD/SLC/SEA nonstop flights were connecting to oth...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31712

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

So, tell us where more of the business flying public in Chicago resides - closer to ORD or MDW? (hint: it ain't MDW) Oak Brook? Hinsdale? Bolingbrook? Say what you will about the economics of these flights but we need to stop with this tired narrative about "the wealth is up north" and th...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31712

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

I see this as a reaction to the death of change fees on the legacy carriers. WN has realized that the primary incentive for business travelers to choose them over the carriers that fly to more convenient airports is now gone. WN had to come to its customer base instead of customers coming to them. ...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31712

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Assuming that WN will have to go to T5. Terminal 1-3 are filled up. Even T5 can be a mess depending on the time of day. Afternoon especially. I’m also curious where they are going to go, and how many ops they’ll really be able to operate given the constraints. I could see it being a Dulles type ope...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 927
Views: 136884

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Quick question, flying out this morning out of O’hare and I saw the gates on east side of T5. I think there is a long stretch of 4-5 gates??? So if a flight is departing can only one flight be boarded at a time? How about when arriving, wouldn’t that cause a bottle beck if 2 flights arrive at the s...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 207
Views: 24730

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

Miami lacks LCC. This was well overdue. Needed. Necessary, etc. MIA pax get more options. It also helps prevent people from driving to FLL from Miami-Dade/Monroe. I think Southwest does very well at MIA. I just hope MIA treats them well. The drive to FLL is inconsequential. I don't see MIA adding a...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32700

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Anyone know how AI behavior will evolve in FS2020? Will landing AI be assigned to multiple runways based on the volume of existing runways, rather than the direction they are coming from, and same with departing AI, assigning random runways rather than the closest open runway. Likewise, will real S...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32700

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

What I haven´t understood about this new FS is if there are differences between the PC and the Xbox version. A good Gaming PC or Laptop cost well above a 1000 Euros, more in the 1200/1300 euros range for Laptops, whereas a Xbox can be bought for less than 300 euros. Will the two versions be equally...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32700

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

It appears they'll be launching a marketplace for user created content similar to the one they have for Minecraft so that's good to hear because that setup works well https://www.windowscentral.com/how-microsoft-flight-simulator-2020-will-sell-user-created-mods-and-content I got an alpha invite a fe...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 113953

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

American architects Victor Hugo Azevedo and Cheryl Lu Xu have a back-up plan for the 737MAX, just in case the return to service will not go as smoothly as hoped: https://images4.persgroep.net/rcs/aJoKD83_NJU-fbJHb_vGi3pTKZY/diocontent/172939946/_fitwidth/1240?appId=93a17a8fd81db0de025c8abd1cca1279&...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 113953

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

oschkosch wrote:
Motley Fool is rather critical and paints a grim picture


I wouldn't put much stock in anything they say, they're a clickbait farm at best and just making stuff up at worst.

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by elbandgeek
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18729

Re: AirBNB CEO: ‘Travel will never, ever go back to the way it was’

If it means the company that's done more harm to affordable housing than anyone in the last 5 years loses tons of money, good.

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by elbandgeek
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32700

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Do we have any idea when this will be released? Seems like it has been close for a while. Nothing has been said about delays so as far as anyone know it's still on track for this year. We might hear something at the Xbox event they're having next month. I know the console version will come later bu...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 927
Views: 136884

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ILikeTrains wrote:
Are there any decent pictures of the old Terminal 1? Those seem to be rare.

Same with the temporary Terminal 4 that became the transit center. I know it was exclusively bus gates but I've never seen anything that shows how it was actually laid out inside.

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by elbandgeek
Thu May 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox
Replies: 24
Views: 2632

Re: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox

Normally I would make a "what stage of capitalism is this" joke about getting a corporate sponsor for basic cleaning practices but if I were a company hemorrhaging cash I'd sell ad space on my forehead if I had to.

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by elbandgeek
Mon May 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 927
Views: 136884

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Completely dwarfed by Southwest at MDW, much smaller operations than what they had at ORD, but still I would regularly see the random Delta jet when I commuted through there. I never understood why they had ops at Midway. The MSP flights were adopted from NW. NW started those flights back in the 70...

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by elbandgeek
Sun May 10, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32700

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

They released the anticipated hardware specs a couple weeks ago and looks about what I would have expected. My current machine is a Ryzen 2600X/RX580 which seems in the middle ground so I'm not worried but I was probably going to upgrade to a navi card soon anyway. I'm interested to see how it will ...

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by elbandgeek
Tue May 05, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program
Replies: 51
Views: 10338

Re: Rumor: Mitsubishi cancels acquisition of CRJ program

https://www.fliegerfaust.com/amp/bombardier-2645923174?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&share_id=5520969&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=FliegerFaust&__twitter_impression=true If true, it makes sense given the current state of the industry, further delays in the mrj prog...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 927
Views: 136884

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

On a more positive note in all of this, the slowdown appears to have not negatively affected the construction at MDW. https://www.mdwmod.com/progress/pages/default.aspx The south portion of the bridge looks to be nearly done and the center which they only started on after tearing the old bridge out ...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 927
Views: 136884

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

windycity613 wrote:
Is there a customer gas station at ORD?


They announced a new travel plaza off of Higgins that was scheduled to open in November but as far as I know it didn't and I haven't heard anything about it in months.

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by elbandgeek
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221468

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Latest Paschen overhead view of the work at MDW (which no one seems to pay attention to): https://i.ibb.co/47TTcMc/MDW.jpg Isn’t that work complete now? I was just there last week picking up my sister and everything is turned around from when I flew through over the summer. The northern half of the...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists
Replies: 30
Views: 1405

Re: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists

Seems reasonable to me. The Woke Liberal Left alphabet (LGBTQP) community needs to stop trying to ram their agenda down the vast straight majority's (95% of the population's) throats. Being somewhat conservative, straight and not religious, I do not support a movement that endorses gender reassignm...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists
Replies: 30
Views: 1405

Re: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists

Seems reasonable to me. The Woke Liberal Left alphabet (LGBTQP) community needs to stop trying to ram their agenda down the vast straight majority's (95% of the population's) throats. Being somewhat conservative, straight and not religious, I do not support a movement that endorses gender reassignm...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221468

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flychicago.com/sites/midway ... ?newsid=45
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TSA lanes at MDW moving into the new space this week. Official opening on Friday.

https://www.flychicago.com/sites/midway ... ?newsid=45

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by elbandgeek
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6330

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

Wonder if WN would consider picking the arena up, as a way to increase their brand in South FL. When US Cellular pulled out of the Chicago market and the Sox stadium rights were gonna be sold I had hoped WN would have jumped on it since the southside connection with MDW would have made for a good m...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15625

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

I have no idea what tech is currently available for PTVs but my understanding is they're still all pretty much dumb screens controlled by the onboard server. Has anyone come up with a solution yet based on using actual tablets? Use a modular design for the seat that you can install a custom android ...

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by elbandgeek
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221468

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

http://i66.tinypic.com/2m4rcyr.png I'm all for it but if they do they're gonna they'll need to do something about the walking distance because it's already a hike and an extension would be pushing it into "we need a people mover" territory. At minimum they'd need a pedestrian tunnel betwe...

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by elbandgeek
Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5827

Re: New United Safety Video

I think we're missing the most important thing here: How well did UA's business hold up after Thanos.

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by elbandgeek
Thu May 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221468

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Blogger Gregory Tejeda has an opinion piece about the Peotone a/p proposal in which he states (the obvious, IMO) that the project is about jobs in that southern edge of Chicago... As it always has been. I remember growing up in the 90s and having the whole thing hyped up constantly. Conditions are ...

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by elbandgeek
Wed May 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221468

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

ual763 wrote:
maps4ltd wrote:
Where even is Peotone?


In the middle of a bunch of cornfields. WAAAY far south of the city.

Spoken like a true northsider who thinks the state ends at I-80
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But Rockford is the solution, right?

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by elbandgeek
Wed May 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221468

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

CDA had been posting month progress reports on the MDW project up until last fall when they stopped for some reason but it looks like they're back and they are really moving along with it. The structure is pretty much all up now and they'll start moving security lanes into the northern section over ...

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by elbandgeek
Tue May 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221468

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

As a southlander who had actually looked forward to Peotone going back to the pre-consolidation days when it would have made more sense, I'm just gonna sit back with the popcorn on this one. That said, as long as the idea keeps coming back from the dead we might as well have some fun with the "...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386903

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

OA412 wrote:
I'm surprised to see so many people praising this livery. I think it's awful. It has an LCC feel about it, not a global carrier feel. It's a pretty terrible evolution.

You're surprised people have different tastes?

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?
Replies: 30
Views: 3017

Re: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?

Wall Street likes the current management, even throughout the grounding they’ve demonstrated they aren’t abandoning them. That says a lot when the company is in crisis mode. A solid argument for society as a whole to stop treating stock value and "what wall street thinks" as any sort of v...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386903

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Groundbreaking? No. But I don't think it needed to be. If you put it side by side with the one one it's a bunch of minor changes that really add up and I'm rather impressed with the result. I'd honestly say it's less eurowhite than before. The grey has always just blended with the white so while a b...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386903

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's opening day for the white sox and UA's home plate ads are rather placeholder-y looking, and they've never used "airlines" on them before.
Make of that what you will.

Image

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by elbandgeek
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386903

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's important to think about what colors represent when they're integrating into things like this and the emotional response they evoke. Basically every US airline except F9 and NK incorporate heavy amounts of blue, and that on it's own isn't a bad thing because it's obviously a color that evokes i...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386903

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

This (with the lighting over the globe) would be an improvement on the tail. Make it really look 3 dimensional: https://www.google.com/search?q=continental+airlines+2009+print+ad&safe=active&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=j04bqppHjHiD2M%253A%252C21-yuJL7R...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7482

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

the most serious capacity limitation is the airfield since the max AAR is 36/hour (but 28 in IMC). - Close 55th st and widen Laramie up to Archer to reroute traffic - Bulldoze the red lots - Extend 4L/22R northeast No more staggering takeoffs and landings should open up that field capacity quite a ...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7482

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

Seriously though, the 797 could be made to work. Although to work well it would have to have folding wings. To me, it would be the only reason to have 50k lbs thrust engines on a 763 sized aircraft. And that is what the CFM joint venture has been modified to do. If WN has any involvement with the 7...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221468

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hard to tell in the rendering but it looks like M18 stays as is but M19, M20 & M21 get reconfigured. The new expansion gates are M22, M23, M24, M25, M26 & M27, a net gain of 6 gates which would be approx. 28% increase??? Wondering if they will have some additional hard stands like they do n...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171570

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

It's been awhile since I've been through MDW, but sounds like the MMP is progressing quickly. As some may know, they've completed the first phase of the concessions update, and are now working on the bridge and expanding security lanes. The final phase of food court/main hall remodel appears to be ...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171570

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

So it looks like the construction at MDW is going along pretty smoothly with the new food court opening this week. That's the one in the walled off space across from A5 and 7 that they built out when they did the A4 satellite a few years ago. The security pavilion looks like it's still on track to o...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49224

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

I have a feeling that since the master plan shows L being demolished along with H/K there will eventually be a third phase that redevelops that whole area but it's not in the current proposals because it would be purely for net expansion compared to the current plan which is as much about rebuilding...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49224

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

I remember the concept renderings that came out last year showed H/K being demolished once more satellites to the west were built out but they had L being kept and it becoming one continuous concourse with the T3 headhouse, basically as a mirror of B. My guess is since that won't be until a later ph...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 35637

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I feel like this thread pops up every few months but given their image problems, if they were to do it now's the time. I don't see the globe going away and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The ways they've adapted it post-merger has actually fit well with the trend towards simpler, flat design pr...

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