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by mke717spotter
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49826

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

Some more tidbits: https://biztimes.com/first-destinations-announced-for-return-of-midwest-express-airlines/?amp The Midwest Express flights will be offered on 50-seat Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft, including the plane on display at the press conference on Wednesday. “The nice thing about the airplane...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49826

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

If I recall correctly the new jetbridge is D28. It's been up for quite a few months and is a common-use gate -- it got some activity during the winter-spring peak. Well based on the pictures I've seen from today it is indeed D35. In fact, that's where the press conference occurred. I guess that cou...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49826

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

Well, its been just over two years since we first learned of the plans to bring back Midwest. Honestly, at the time I didn't have the highest hopes that something would actually materialize. I just hope they know what they're doing and this doesn't become another short-lived attempt at an airline th...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 19257

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

So this new facility that's being built at the end of the line, will it provide direct access to the ORD Metra stop? Of course, from what I remember there's not that many daily trains going along that route anyways.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Study Abroad Trip pt.3 - The long way back to class ft. UA's new 777 and a DL MD88
Replies: 3
Views: 6468

Re: Study Abroad Trip pt.3 - The long way back to class ft. UA's new 777 and a DL MD88

Nice trip report and pictures. I studied abroad in Brisbane for one semester and it for sure was one of the highlights of my college years. Now, I was quite relieved to be there so early but there was still some worry left about how long immigration and TSA would take given the shutdown, but all tho...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas Antarctica Flight 2018 - Part 1 | Queen of the Skies - Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ | MEL - ZZF - HBA
Replies: 25
Views: 19415

Re: Qantas Antarctica Flight 2018 - Part 1 | Queen of the Skies - Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ | MEL - ZZF - HBA

Wow, what an interesting trip report. I knew that QF SYD-JNB overflies Antarctica, but I had no idea these sorts of flights existed. The screenshot below shows the classes available, and the seating arrangements and pricing at the time of the flight. So if I'm understanding this right, those who boo...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 6871

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

I wonder if this will actually be the livery: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/pGpt0A.jpg It’s worth reminding that from all indications the new Midwest Express: --Will not have wide premium seating and meals…the business model which supported those high costs has not worked for a couple ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133483

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I had my final AA MD-80 flight last week from MEM to DFW (then caught a 788 up to ORD). Is it just me or do AA's MD-80s seem way quieter during landing compared to DLs? Does anyone know why this is the case? Both the MD-80 and MD-90 will be gone from DL next year. MD-90s will be around until 2022: h...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220037

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I arrived into ORD this evening on AA1463 (787 from DFW). From the time we landed until we reached the gate it took 50 minutes due to clogged taxiways! Yikes! Thankfully I didn't have an onward connecting flight, but that probably wasn't the case for some of the other folks on the plane.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2076

Re: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

So, in essence, is the airline folding then? I don't see any remaining routes they're still going to be operating after this. What will happen to the CR9s?

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by mke717spotter
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 210
Views: 52787

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

There's something wrong with two of my images that recently got accepted to the database. The thumbnail is fine, but when you look at the full-size photo the color is off. I've tried accessing the photos on various devices and they all display the same way. I'm not sure what's going on because I hav...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122335

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I'm in Poland now. Any chance they might add WAW-BZG? Pretty sure they have flown that route before.

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening MKE717spotter
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Re: Prescreening MKE717spotter

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jelpee wrote:
When I click on the links, it says "Image currently unavailable"

Well I can see the images in the post. Is anyone else having the problem? Here are direct links to the images:

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 23, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening MKE717spotter
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Prescreening MKE717spotter

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Feedback is appreciated!

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 22097

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

No more MD-90s at MSP or DTW anymore?

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 21052

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Did the original YX ever consider getting MD-90s?

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 6074

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

The second iteration of Midwest Airlines is to buy Ultimate Jet Charters and begin operations from MKE to LUK, MCI, and MSP on July 31, 2019. The service will take place on only weekdays, and will utilize former skyway airlines Fairchild 328JET and Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft. After raising almost 100...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 5464

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD

Nice report. Thanks for sharing. Great report. Thanks. I'm glad you guys found it interesting. By the Way Edinburgh looks very grey. We were always told that Eastern Europe is grey, but Poland looks very clean and colorful compared to Edinburgh. Like I said, Edinburgh gives off a medieval vibe, tho...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Now everyone can fly...delayed [Andes to Buenos Aires]
Replies: 2
Views: 3149

Re: Now everyone can fly...delayed [Andes to Buenos Aires]

I had no idea that there are still MD-80s flying in South America, so its pretty cool that you got to fly on one.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 5464

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD

Nice report and photos. Thanks for the great report! Thanks! I would love to visit Poland sometime; my wife and I were actually considering a trip there later this year, but we haven't made up our minds yet. Poland is definitely an underrated travel destination. Lots of history, good food, and pict...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 5464

Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD

Hello and welcome to my latest trip report! Less than two weeks after returning from my Asia trip I was heading abroad once again, this time to visit my family in Poland. I'm a first generation American and my whole family is from there. Most of my mom's relatives live near Poznan while my dad's sid...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184714

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/i-have-a-wow-air-ticket-what-happens-now/2019/03/28/2bda45f0-5182-11e9-8d28-f5149e5a2fda_story.html?utm_term=.574f2a2d18ba "Wow is not offering refunds to incapacitated passengers. On its website, the carrier explains that customers could receive ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!
Replies: 10
Views: 9064

Re: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!

Reading your TR brought back some memories of Ha Long Bay. Did you book the Ha Long Bay tour through the Central Backpackers Hostel in Hanoi? Your description and the pictures are very familiar as I also went on the same tour this past February (did you have a tour guide named Bob by any chance?) Y...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Usual Family Visit ATL-IAD-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 3650

Re: My Usual Family Visit ATL-IAD-ATL on Southwest

Thanks for the trip report and pictures. We turned the nose to runway 19L. That’s a nice change of pace. When we got close I felt us pulling off to the side. We were never told, but I assumed it was for slotting in Atlanta. Seems to happen on every flight of mine departing here between the hours of ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE (small) airport name change
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: MKE (small) airport name change

What a terrible name change. It's almost as bad as the Miller Park fiasco. A few years ago I remember it was even suggested that "Chicago" be included in MKE's official name.

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 162
Views: 19633

Re: LOT Polish international growth

UWPAviation wrote:
Chicago is the second largest Polish pop. in the country. The top 5 are NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, LA.

Since that's the case, maybe it would make more sense to add PHL next? Or is it too close to NYC?

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by mke717spotter
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?
Replies: 11
Views: 8350

Re: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?

Nice trip report and pictures. The explosion of flights going in/out KEF in recent years is sort of amazing. I'd like to do a road trip around Iceland in the next year or two. Is one night in the city of Reykjavik itself enough? I did find it a little annoying the departure screens all displayed “Re...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying to the mystical FAROE ISLANDS, SAS report with video
Replies: 14
Views: 8501

Re: Flying to the mystical FAROE ISLANDS, SAS report with video

Nice trip report and excellent video to boot! I've sort of had a strange fascination with the Faroe Islands ever since playing the 2010 FIFA World Cup video game and undertaking the qualification process with them. :silly: It seems similar to Iceland, a place I'd very much like to visit! For some da...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER from Kingston to Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 5677

Re: Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER from Kingston to Toronto

My family had looked at flying Air Canada Rouge to Glasgow this past summer, but we eventually settled on United's nonstop Chicago-Edinburgh flight. From the pictures, it looks like there's no PTVs in the seatbacks?

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by mke717spotter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 10679

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

UWPAviation wrote:

Regards to LAX, I would love for WN to add a second flight.

I'm not sure if it still is, but it had been 2x daily during the summer.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE
Replies: 13
Views: 4226

Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

Is that what the Dodgers usually fly around in? Brewers always take a UA 738.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 6986

Re: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)

The success of my Empire Builder trip from Chicago to St. Paul showed me that it can be a much better experience than flying, driving, or taking the bus. It deserves to be made even better with more trips along certain segments of the route, upgraded track for higher speeds, more track capacity to ...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 4455

Re: Rzeszów to Newark

asuflyer wrote:
LO flew this back in the 2000's, I believe it came back again last summer. They have also done JFK-RZE, JFK-KRK, ORD-RZE in the past.

I don't think RZE-ORD was ever a thing, but I do remember seeing a flight to EWR when I was at KRK in 2009.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5720

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

believeinflight wrote:
How about a shuttle service by Skywest into ORD from MKE every hour, that will quickly get Wisconsinites to a lot more connections as opposed to driving?

Doesn't that already exist? Between AA and UA there's about 14 MKE-ORD flights per day.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Infinite Legroom in Economy Plus from AMS to IAD!
Replies: 6
Views: 4490

Re: Infinite Legroom in Economy Plus from AMS to IAD!

Nice trip report and pictures. I'm thinking I might spend the extra money to upgrade to premium economy on long haul flights from now on, especially on those that are overnight. I find myself getting nearly no sleep when sitting in coach.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!
Replies: 10
Views: 9064

Re: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!

A great trip report, thank you! Is the JAL premium economy seat sufficiently comfortable for a good sleep? Did you manage to take advantage of the business lounge that JAL's Premium Economy should allow you to use at NRT? Thanks! I'm 6'1 210 lbs and a light sleeper, so while it was certainly more c...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!
Replies: 10
Views: 9064

Re: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!

If someone is flying ORD MAA via HKG it is not much longer than via LHR. ORD LHR is 8 hrs block time and LHR MAA is 10 hrs block time for a total of 18 hrs. The transit time in LHR can vary from 55 mins( not feasible in LHR to transit that quickly anymore) to 6 hrs. ORD MAA via HKG is a block time ...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 13611

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

Is WN still operating MKE-SAN/SFO seasonally or has it been cut? Its not showing up on the route map anymore even though those destinations are still listed on MKE's Wikipedia page.

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by mke717spotter
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!
Replies: 10
Views: 9064

Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!

Greetings and thanks for checking out my latest trip report! Last May, me and a few of my friends did a two-week trip through six countries in Europe. This year, I was hoping to go back and do a similar trip (Iceland, Italy, Budapest), but the friend I was planning to go with took a new job over the...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5720

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKEWN- Who will use it?

Is there even a rough idea as to how many gates this new terminal would have?

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by mke717spotter
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 10679

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

yeogeo wrote:
American is adding MSN-PHX Jan-March next year.

It will be seasonal and operated by CR9.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions 9/3/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3536

Re: ORD Diversions 9/3/18

FlightAware is showing MKE got an LX 773, AY A333, and F9 A321 from CUN. If I wasn't at work I would definitely head over there and grab a few pics!

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by mke717spotter
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Re: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo

ual763 wrote:
I can see a few 747s coming in regularly.

That would be pretty sweet, but couldn't they just use existing services that are provided by FedEx or UPS? Or would it be too much of a hassle routing the cargo through MEM/SDF?

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by mke717spotter
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 56
Views: 14086

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Sounds like MKE has been left in the dark: https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2018/08/21/wheres-onejet-carrier-no-longer-has-milwaukee-reservation-system/1051785002/ "Officials at Mitchell International Airport, owned and operated by Milwaukee County, have not been informed by OneJet...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 arriving to TUS: Announcing 2x weekly service to PVU and BLI
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: G4 arriving to TUS: Announcing 2x weekly service to PVU and BLI

TUSDawg23 wrote:
Been a great 2018 for TUS and glad to see more ULCCs giving TUS a shot! In 2018 alone, we've gotten F9 to DEN, added service to DAL and SJC on WN, Via Air to AUS, the AA redeye flight to CLT, and now G4.

SY also started flights there this past December.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying AS + Posthumously flying VX - SEA-SFO-KOA
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

Re: Flying AS + Posthumously flying VX - SEA-SFO-KOA

Nice trip report and pictures. Kona airport is one of my favorites, it's really unique. Why didn't you fly nonstop from SEA on the way down?

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 19
Views: 6092

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

Thanks for the cool pictures. I went to school at UA in Tucson, graduated in 2014, so I drove past there numerous times on the way to/from Phoenix. Unfortunately for me, the place only became more accessible after I moved out.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SwiftAir at MKE- Wait, who?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: SwiftAir at MKE- Wait, WHO?!

Was at MKE doing some spotting today and saw this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rqnmx3vnrotwoeb/MKE%20D%20Concourse%20sign.jpg?dl=0 Who is SwiftAir and what do they fly out of MKE? I think they operated this past winter's Funjet/Apple flights? I saw one of the 738s at MKE in February and it was in the...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

Re: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?

3 hours on the ground is not enough time. You will probably short change yourself with 3 hours just at the museum. I'd at the very least double your ground time to 6 hours. Both times I've been there though, it was an all day thing. As for time, well 3 hours there would be too little time to see ev...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?

I got the itch to plan a daytrip on DL and catch a few flights on the Mad Dog 88s. I was thinking of flying to IAD so that I could also check out the Udvar-Hazy Center as it looks like they've got some cool exhibits there (Space Shuttle, Concorde, etc.). How much time would I need to set aside to pr...

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