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by Beechtobus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 6035

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

They are definitely starting AUS in a big way as far as Spirit goes. I don’t remember the last time NK jumped into a new city with 9 or more nonstop destinations right off the bat. I’m surpised that Business Journals released the announcement before Spirit did on thier site. The story is legit thou...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 6035

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

They are definitely starting AUS in a big way as far as Spirit goes. I don’t remember the last time NK jumped into a new city with 9 or more nonstop destinations right off the bat. I’m surpised that Business Journals released the announcement before Spirit did on thier site. The story is legit thoug...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A second airport at Madrid
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: A second airport at Madrid

Well luckily spain doesn't have a history for building pointless and empty airports. So we're fine and save in that regard. Ha! love it. I do think Barajas functions perfectly fine, has room to grow, and well serves Madrid, Europe’s largest single-airport city. However, I don’t think the idea of a ...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3576

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

Can't it be at that airport that's long gone near where DFW is now? No, NA and EA didnt serve GSW in 1960 if ever. The clue is EA is pretty big there with multiple flights including an Electra. Does look too tropical like Florida. It could be ORL perhaps. I’m guessing ORL didn’t see that much actio...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 7480

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

Spirit’s biggest headache I do wonder if Spirit would be what it is today if FL had survived. Spirit really didn’t start burgeoning until Airtran was merged into Southwest. I think had Airtran carried on solo, Spirit would either be a much smaller version of itself, or not around at all. Heck, we m...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 8441

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

Yes ELP was a CO focus city, and had a D10 on a milkrun flight from LAX and on to SAT, IAH, MIA , and many flights to the mexican resorts during those years on 727’s. ELP was also a Mexico focus city for Frontier 1. I know for a time they served a number of Mexican destinations and ABQ and DEN and ...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 77
Views: 11630

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

I guess I’m not really sure why ATL can move 110 mil or so passengers a year between 7 concourses on its non-looped, one track in each direction people mover, but Denver can’t move 70-80 million on its similar setup. Granted, I know ATL currently gives the option to walk and 2 of the concourses are ...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 7992

Re: Unusual airline routes

OAK-TER (Lajes, Terceria, Azores) on Air Azores is one that always made me scratch my head. I understand the route is to connect the somewhat sizable Azorian/Portuguese population of the Bay Area to the motherland. Still, just a very seemingly out of place airline on an out of place route.

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by Beechtobus
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3813

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Also Memphis, because it's a huge cargo hub and the city isn't known for much else. uh, BB King, Beale Street, BBQ, Graceland, St. Jude’s, the Peabody Ducks, Sun Records? Now I won’t say for a second that Fedex isn’t an institution in MEM and, without having numbers in front of me, is likely the la...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3813

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

I’m surprised no one has mentioned Ontario (ONT). While Ontario airport is syonomous with the eastern LA basin, the city of Ontario is mereley a forgettable suburb (and a small one at that), in the sea of urban sprawl that surrounds LA. I’m sure the number of passengers who use Ontario airport and a...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denver: Future International Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 5642

Re: Denver: Future International Flights

I do see a DL addition to AMS or CDG. Word is that 7-8 of the new A gates are going to DL in addition to the ones they already have. This will bring them up to 13-14 gates in DEN if the rumor of them getting that many additional gates is true. With an operation that size in Denver, requiring that ma...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?
Replies: 55
Views: 7057

Re: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?

I know CDG and AMS was ruled out as a non hub but should Norwegian pull the plug on DEN-CDG, I wouldn’t be all that shocked if DL made a go of it. AMS out of DEN is also possible. DEN has to be one of thier largest non hub/focus cities.

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 5024

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

Three that I’ve always thought were bit overkill was the 3 airports in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley: McAllen, Harlingen, and Brownsville TX. While I know these are different towns, they are in a row about 30 min apart. It seems like one expanded airport (likely in Harlingen as that’s the middle town) w...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Adds IAH-GUA, restarts IAH-SAL
Replies: 48
Views: 3252

NK Adds IAH-GUA, restarts IAH-SAL

http://ir.spirit.com/news-releases/news-release-details/houston-weve-got-more-go-spirit-airlines-brings-new Looks like Spirit will be adding Guatemala City out of IAH and will be returning to San Salvador. Spirit added several international cities out of IAH in early 2015 including San Jose CR, Mana...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 6277

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Does anyone know the plan for gate assignment with all these new flights? I believe Spirit uses gates in the 30-39 pier right now. International arrivals will have to come into 20-29 or 80-99. Will they move to new gates to faciltate this, or just park the international arrival at an appropriate ga...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 6277

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Do they have enough aircraft to support this without reducing elsewhere? These are starting when the summer only frequencies go away. With 9 more frames going to NK this year and 16 total next year (6 in quarter 1 alone), I don’t see any current routes having to fund this expansion. The expansion c...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 6277

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

The resources being used to the west coast this summer is going to support the new MCO service...if you put two-and-two together. I kind of have a feeling that a lot of the west coast seasonal service will NOT come back next summer...I'm thinking SEA. More than enough new metal coming to NK before ...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5555

Re: Spirit announces GSO

rajincajun01 wrote:
RDU’s limited gate space right now might have contributed to GSO landing NK.


That’s my understanding- lack of RDU gate space and the AA fortress/lack of gates/cost of gates in CLT had NK split the difference.

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by Beechtobus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2693

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

While I don’t work for Southwest, I have seen IFP (Bullhead City-Laughlin). It’s definitely the “we know you’re going to get into LAS with no problems but we legally need an alternate and we don’t have a lot of extra weight to play with for alternate fuel” alternate.

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NK Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 2110

Re: New NK Flights

MYR-BWI will do well (this summer they've added extra frequencies and have been extending the operating season), and I think it's good that they're doing the MCO-MYR as a thru-flight to BWI so they can capture some extra traffic between Orlando and Baltimore as well. Is it just me? I thought BWI(an...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11874

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

Well, at least it’s not disappearing for good. Summer seasonal seems to make the most sense, I just hope it returns next year.

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NK Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 2110

Re: New NK Flights

MYR-BWI will do well (this summer they've added extra frequencies and have been extending the operating season), and I think it's good that they're doing the MCO-MYR as a thru-flight to BWI so they can capture some extra traffic between Orlando and Baltimore as well. Is it just me? I thought BWI(an...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NK Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 2110

Re: New NK Flights

nkops wrote:
I believe that DTW-PBI was flown in the past, but stopped for some reason... good to see it back


I think you’re right. ACY and DTW were seasonal to PBI for many years. ACY stuck, not sure when DTW disappeared (I’m thinking 5-6 years ago).

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by Beechtobus
Wed May 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 144
Views: 26740

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

I think that would be really hard to do. There'd be no way of separating international arriving passengers in B and getting them back to the terminal short of building an express line train and separate platform (which would be excessive) or bussing them back on the apron (which is not glamorous.) ...

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by Beechtobus
Wed May 30, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 144
Views: 26740

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

The renderings look very light filled and modern and airy. The current concourses, while being very spacious, are very....early 90s. Does anyone have the word if the existing portions of the concourses are going to be renovated to the design of the extensions or if there is just going to be a weird ...

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by Beechtobus
Mon May 28, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 6344

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

LAS D gates plays The Killers almost 24/7. Asked one of the gate agents one time (I know, I know) and seems to be a mutual promotion of their hometown band. I love The Killers, so it's alright by me! Yep- LAS typically plays The Killers Imagine Dragons (another local band), or songs that are synony...

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by Beechtobus
Fri May 25, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10848

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

dmstorm22 wrote:
FatCat wrote:
$100k seems so low, almost quaint.


I was kind of thinking the same. A wide body, international diversion could easily end up costing more.

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by Beechtobus
Tue May 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 2096

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

I’ve seen her (the AN 124) in Denver quite a bit. I believe she hauls rocket parts from there that are built at the Lockheed Martin plant in Littleton that are too large to be transported by rail.

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by Beechtobus
Sat May 19, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 47
Views: 7523

Re: CLT concourse A

Capn wrote:
It also mentioned the airlines moving into the new gates JBL F9 AC UAL SWA NK.
I think this will bring A to 22 gates ( 13 old and the 9 new ones).


NK? NK doesn’t even fly to CLT, at least yet. Interesting.

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by Beechtobus
Thu May 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 16655

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Well their CEO did send a letter to customers announcing that the current president and CFO will take his role in 2019. So that’s big news With how the announcement is being teased, I’m thinking it’s going to be something tangible to passengers, not a changing of the guard so to speak. Addition of ...

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by Beechtobus
Tue May 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7405

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

Still throwing darts at a map.. Just copying what NK has been doing for years... Oh come on, why don't you compare what percentage of NK routes last more than a few months compared to F9. It's not even close. I agree that the JAX adds are pretty odd and don't expect most of them to last. I'm biased...

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by Beechtobus
Fri May 04, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 4306

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

Spirit needs to merge with F9 and keep the Frontier name and call it a day. More like Spirit absorbs Frontier, keeps the Spirit name and calls it a day. F9 is too erratic Agreed. Frontier is in and out of markets very rapidly and just kind of seeing what sticks as it seems, much like Spirit was at ...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 5760

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

deleted, answered my own question.....

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by Beechtobus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 42
Views: 4847

Re: What's next for COS?

COS-PHX on AA is a big hole while I believe COS-MSP on DL is a good opportunity for DL to resume service on. If places like LBB and AMA can support daily PHX service, I'd imagine COS could as well. Heck I'd even be willing to trade the ORD flights for PHX since you can practically get everywhere fr...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 128
Views: 15531

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Would they have to make these flights operated by regional carriers? If not, this opens up a whole world of possible routes for NK, connecting a ton of dots in a WN manner. No, why would they? I thought I remembered hearing US airlines (the US3 and AS) having to delegate aircraft under a certain se...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?

Concourse C is likely the only place where there is enough real estate. As long as it’s in the center core, it won’t be too out of the way for passengers to visit. As a platinum card holder, I have to say I’m pretty excited about the Centurion finally coming to my hometown airport.

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by Beechtobus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?
Replies: 16
Views: 4380

Re: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?

Not sure if true but a neat theory; the founder of Spirit was Ned Homfeld. Apparently he treated employees very well like family and thus called his work family his kids. The story is that NK refers to Ned’s Kids ( his kids being his airline and employees). Do I personally believe it? Not really, bu...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6638

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

I know the last revenue flight out of Stapleton was CO flight 34 to LGW. Did CO ever operate DEN-LGW from DIA? I seem to recall that that flight ended when Stapleton closed but I could be wrong. Besides a few Continental Connection beech 1900 flights, LGW was the last non (remaining)hub city served ...

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by Beechtobus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6638

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

CO also used the fact that the city of Denver wouldn’t allow them to keep their maintenance facility at Stapleton as an excuse for closing the hub. CO wanted to keep thier hangars and a portion of one of the north/south runways open to ferry maintenance flights in and out and continue to run what wa...

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by Beechtobus
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5985

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

A couple of points: 1) UA moved downtown because Wolf lived downtown along with several of the other Officers of the company. Specifically in the Bloomingdale building where he had two floors complete to himself and his then wife. 2) UA looked at DEN several years back when they talked of gathering...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9655

Re: Mirabel Airport - Montreal

While always intrigued by Mirabel and it’s related drama, I guess I haven’t followed things there in quite some time. Was there not a proposal a few years to convert the terminal to an indoor amusement park or am I imagining things? I had no idea the terminal was demolished.

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by Beechtobus
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 11071

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

At LHR, they operated some 727's on flights into Europe to feed the TTL services. TWA did this as well. United carried on the 727 flights out of LHR for a few years after they aquired PAs LHR routes in 1990. If I recall correctly, there was AMS, FRA, BRU, HAM, MUC, and TXL. Local traffic wasn’t all...

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by Beechtobus
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 71
Views: 9118

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

Nice list, thank you for compiling. You did miss Spirit’s daily A320 service to Cancun.

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by Beechtobus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 14203

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

T-8 - Newly built in 1999 I know as your name implies and from previous posts, you are quite knowledgable about LAX, but wasn’t T-8 part of the original early 60s terminal complex? I know it’s gate layout has been reconfigured over the years, but growing up in LA in a United family, I know it was t...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 77
Views: 11630

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

2 quick questions regarding DENs expansion; 1) Will the FIS facilities be expanded with the Great Hall/gate expansion? I haven’t seen this referenced anywhere. Does the FIS even need to be expanded? The 3 times I’ve flown internationally I seemed to breeze right through. I could have happened to bee...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 5502

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Wouldn't be surpised if it was a Med-holiday island. Tons of traffic, virtually no large cities. Something like that or Las Vegas, city population is around 620,000, LAS had 48,500,000. But the Metro area is around 2.3 million. I do imagine though, even with 2.3 million people, Vegas is pretty up t...

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by Beechtobus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 5502

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Let’s be real for a second, I don’t think we can consider Weeze, Keflavík, or Hahn, or anything like that. Sure, they are small cities but clearly the airport serves a nearby (or maybe not so nearby in Ryanair’s case) larger city. I’m thinking Kona has to be up there regarding jet flights vs. popula...

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by Beechtobus
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6523

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

This thread is just silly, bordering on ignorance. And there have been similar threads before. Give it a rest. arcticcruiser ( actually used to fly for Greenlandair/Air Greenland). :checkmark: ..Yeah, I mean, no offence to the thread starter, but this "why don't we have a hub in [insert remote...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6523

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

This thread is just silly, bordering on ignorance. And there have been similar threads before. Give it a rest. arcticcruiser ( actually used to fly for Greenlandair/Air Greenland). It’s called tossing around thoughts about random ideas, and gathering information and inputs of why something can or c...

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by Beechtobus
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6523

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

In Nuuk, they will start expansion of their only runway this year at GOH (Nuuk Godthab). Currently, the runway is some 950m or 3000ft in length. The plan is to take it to the max length allowable under the terrain (mountain at one end, sea at the other) of 2200m or 7200ft. This will open up many po...

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