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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 14280

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

I see no reason for this project, unless someone throws some data in their argument to prove the need.

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172318

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I think everyone needs to chill out a little bit. The ink on the O’Hare 21 plan has just dried. Although they have a basic master plan approved, that is far from finished architectural drawings. So you all have some patience: 1. First they need to hire the architectural teams. I am guessing the wor...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 24571

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

I am not employed by WN. An NDA does not apply to me. Interesting that you are choosing to throw around some large rumors still.... Edit: It looks like you posted a screenshot of an internal email earlier in the thread. Where did you get this from if you aren't employed by WN? I have several friend...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 24571

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

Are you allowed by WN to post such things here? I would assume that you did sign a NDA today and probably violating the terms by spreading rumors here... Are rumors covered by an NDA? I am not employed by WN. An NDA does not apply to me. Interesting that you are choosing to throw around some large ...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DTW-SJU could be a decent G4 route if they fly it 1x weekly. Or SY with their recent expansion and with Bricker at the helm....

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 24571

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

I actually don’t think it is very likely. And I’m just repeating what everyone is talking about at Southwest today. If you don’t like a post on here, you are more than welcome to scroll on by without being rude. Are you allowed by WN to post such things here? I would assume that you did sign a NDA ...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 24571

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

If the OP can't name a source, the only place the rumor exists is in their head. So many useless conversations started just for the purpose of starting debates. I actually don’t think it is very likely. And I’m just repeating what everyone is talking about at Southwest today. If you don’t like a po...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

https://thepointsguy.com/news/world-air ... ll-it-fly/
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So I saw this today... they are focused on taking on carriers in LAX, MIA... but could be something for ya'll to watch and see if they are interested in competing with DL at DTW.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/world-air ... ll-it-fly/

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9592

Re: BA not resuming OAK

I'm surprised none of the international LLCs have tried SJC. It's only about 35 miles from SFO. While SJC is thus 35 miles farther from the city of San Francisco and Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, it's closer to other attractions like Paso Robles Wine Country, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, ...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's "Natural Share"?
Replies: 35
Views: 5514

Re: United's "Natural Share"?

I'm curious what off the shelf QSI products you are refering to also? I have only tested OAG's. DOB Systems offers a MIDAS-driven QSI product that they've rolled out to a host of Amadeus carriers, IATA offers AirportIS that has a QSI-tool, and FlightGlobal offers a QSI package through their subsidi...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's "Natural Share"?
Replies: 35
Views: 5514

Re: United's "Natural Share"?

Duplicate, please delete

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's "Natural Share"?
Replies: 35
Views: 5514

Re: United's "Natural Share"?

I don’t disagree, but they’re doing it now at IAH and DEN and have announced 6% growth at mid continent hubs over next 3 years, on average. ORD is running closer to 3%, IAH 7%, DEN 8%. Hence the point re the economy—it’s difficult enough to begin with, but if the economy takes a turn in the near te...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's "Natural Share"?
Replies: 35
Views: 5514

Re: United's "Natural Share"?

While it makes for a good sound bite to a non-aviation audience, the complexities behind calculating "natural share" are such that it's obviously not that simple. Sure, if all of the majors used an off the shelf QSI product or a simple MIDT share to capacity share gap analysis to agree to...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes 30 new routes in the next 3 years including CMN, MAD, ORD & BOS
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

Re: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes MAD, ORD, BOS in next phase of ambitious service expansion

The Chinese media have a habit of lying to make big optimistic headlines. How many times have we heard, by 2020 China will be a leader in X, or have X by 2020. 2020 is 1.5 years away and most of those predictions are unlikely to come true. PEK was supposed to surpass ATL years ago and still no sign...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes 30 new routes in the next 3 years including CMN, MAD, ORD & BOS
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

Re: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes MAD, ORD, BOS in next phase of ambitious service expansion

ORD isn't happening unless something changes in the Bilateral, or if they get some slots from someone else, or it goes via a third city with no restrictions. It is not the first time it has been mentioned too, as a C-Suite employee of CZ mentioned it last year I believe. I'll have to dig the article...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24871

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Fix the culture. It is still toxic. Agreed! But, they can do both. One can help the other. Don’t you think? Fix internal relationships PLUS create a product/experience everyone can be proud of. Exactly. No offense to anyone that works at UA on this forum that is a great person. My point about the t...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24871

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Fix the culture. It is still toxic.

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritans Purse Dc 8 72F
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: Samaritans Purse Dc 8 72F

IWMBH wrote:
But why operate a DC-8? Don't get me wrong, i'm glad they do.


Cheap acquisition cost, and its a combi.

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 178624

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

G4 is missing a large chunk of the market that they are looking at but dragging their feet on. International. Moxy could come in and kick G4's butt for Carribean/Latin American point to point. The money is there. We have a nice US Customs facility at SBN and are working on twice weekly flights to C...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritans Purse Dc 8 72F
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: Samaritans Purse Dc 8 72F

This past Sat me and my kids made our annual trip to the Dayton Air Show. This year there was a KC 135 a KC 10 and Orbis MD 10..... As we where taking in our luck at having some cool classic multi engine big birds, I spotted a DC 8.... Its in fantastic shape and they claim its one of only 2 operati...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline announcement at STL 6/26
Replies: 48
Views: 5039

Re: New Airline announcement at STL 6/26

It's on a Tuesday. Allegiant usually announces new routes on Tuesdays. G4 has moved into similar cities like CLE, PIT, IND, BNA, and MEM - even if it meant that it was close to an existing station. (If YNG could go away, so could BLV.) MSN does not have G4 service either, and fits the original smal...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

I don't see WN coming into Madison as they also offer service just down the road at MKE. I also thought that WN liked to enter a market with a bit bigger of a bang than one or two new routes. I'm assuming that the new airline is providing both non-stops, and they are serving new destinations. Optio...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118514

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I don't mean to be so negative on AA at ORD but why can't they seem to gain any ground against UA? Not in Europe, not in Asia... and not even in Latin America where they are strongest. I think it might just be an economy of scale/volume problem. Is UA preferred for premium frequent fliers and corpo...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118514

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

How long until the PHX-NRT rumors start? :duck: I've been preaching this forever. PHX is a nascent Asia market. It could sustain something to Asia. ONT even has an Asia flight. PHX put an RFP out last year for an ASD consultant to focus on Asian service... wonder what happened with it and if we wil...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Practicality of Orbis?
Replies: 22
Views: 2512

Re: Practicality of Orbis?

Thanks guys! Also I guess doing any kind of surgery in flight may not be ideal. Also also I guess I had the wrong idea as to what they were doing over there. My bad. No problem with asking questions! I'm a HUGE Orbis fan, to the point where I am trying to create something similar myself on a wider ...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118514

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I don't mean to be so negative on AA at ORD but why can't they seem to gain any ground against UA? Not in Europe, not in Asia... and not even in Latin America where they are strongest. I think it might just be an economy of scale/volume problem. Is UA preferred for premium frequent fliers and corpo...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118514

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

How long until the PHX-NRT rumors start? :duck:

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118514

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Like Raja says, AA basically threw darts at a board and would fly anything they could get rights for in Asia. Now 10-20 years later, the losses compared to the rest of the system are so significant they cant be ignored and tough decisions need to be made about culling underperforming routes. Its no...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Was flying out on Tuesday evening and saw an SAS A330 parked over by the old Smith Terminal Boarding Area A. Anyone know what it was doing at DTW? I saw it when flying out to MCO, it was a WX diversion going to ORD and the crew timed out. Weather was terrible yesterday. I got soaked walking to the ...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)
Replies: 17
Views: 4478

Re: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)

I'm excited for this as it could be a integral part of a project I am planning

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 13086

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

Anyone know how many have been converted to freighters (if at all). Interested in this as these aircraft could be great for an idea I have.... Everts operates two frames, and UsaJet has one. Not sure how many others there are, if any http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/4/5/2626542.jpg?v...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 13086

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

Anyone know how many have been converted to freighters (if at all).

Interested in this as these aircraft could be great for an idea I have....

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

I can only simply confirm Chicago as a new PAL destination. You're confirming your own rumor? Brilliant! :roll: With no name recognition, no connecting passengers and a departure from Terminal 5, I hardly think PAL will make much of a dent in either carrier's traffic, frankly, except possibly for t...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Hate to break it to you, but SV is not coming to DTW. This thread immediately brings ORD into this (if NZ can fly ORD-AKL with little O&D, why can’t airline A make DTW - anywhere in the world work)? Detroit is not Chicago, not even close. So many differences that have been brought up here for y...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Hate to break it to you, but SV is not coming to DTW. This thread immediately brings ORD into this (if NZ can fly ORD-AKL with little O&D, why can’t airline A make DTW - anywhere in the world work)? Detroit is not Chicago, not even close. So many differences that have been brought up here for y...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 46
Views: 7712

Re: PSA Cancelations

Hmm... flying PSA DCA-PVD 7/6... will prob be fixed before then but makes me question alot....

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

I don’t understand why they wouldn’t just fly it non-stop. Can someone explain the possible logic behind the YVR stop? My guess is the timing of the inbound flight to YVr would allow for an end of business day flight 5-6pm from YVR to ORD, and the return flight would be that the first flight back i...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172318

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Ginger Evans is resigning (well her contract is expiring). Being replaced by someone named Jamie Rhee, who has worked throughout various city departments including aviation. https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.suntimes.com/business/city-aviation-chief-ginger-evans-taking-off-stepping-down-as-airpor...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 10525

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

I wonder where they are cutting. Lets take some bets about where I can send my resume!

I kid, I kid.

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 78176

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

I heard it from the CEO today at a company forum. Soooooo.....you took internal information and made it public? Someone didn't read the Blue Book or Social Media/Forum policy.... Soooooo, is this like your first time on an AvGeek forum or something? That happens all the time. Still bad practice. Th...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Not trying to stir some crud, but wouldn't you think that this same concept would apply to Skyteam carriers? Delta and Saudia are partners, that wouldn't be a half bad option and could draw connections on both ends. I'm not saying it's a great idea, I'm saying isn't that the same concept? It really...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Not trying to stir some crud, but wouldn't you think that this same concept would apply to Skyteam carriers? Delta and Saudia are partners, that wouldn't be a half bad option and could draw connections on both ends. I'm not saying it's a great idea, I'm saying isn't that the same concept? It really...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

ORD-AKL is driven by two alliance partners on either end Not trying to stir some crud, but wouldn't you think that this same concept would apply to Skyteam carriers? Delta and Saudia are partners, that wouldn't be a half bad option and could draw connections on both ends. I'm not saying it's a grea...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 71519

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Man, UA really hasn't recovered from the Glenn and Jeff days. I will hope that Oscar can turn it around, but when morale is in the dumps and it causes the cranky employees, it's a mark that unfortunately lasts for a while. UA still has a culture problem but is working on it. Slowly. I have met some...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172318

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

When is EL AL coming back? I have no inside knowledge but I wouldn’t expect them anytime soon. I thought for sure after a return to MIA ORD would be next, but their decision to launch SFO, a longer route that already has nonstop competition on it, shows that ORD must not be a priority. Even with lo...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 178624

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Anyone else notice in the article that theyre looking to fly to Fort Worth? I'm excited! Neeleman is great at starting airlines and he has a good team with him! Plus more CSeries orders! I cant wait for the base announcement and livery release! FTW! (no pun intended) ORH could be a decent "Bos...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164390

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

On any ABC-XYZ service announcement thread, 777Mech gaslights the thread with an insult to Detroit, winginit puts more gas with additional insults and Laxdude brings some old useless foreign-born data. I haven't seen any of this because I just jumped in. Sorry about not getting the whole context. T...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

This has been said about three times to me, all claiming "internal contacts".

Not putting any weight on this one until it becomes a public thing.

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172318

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

As much as I despise Daley and Rhambo, they at least see the value and $ ORD and MDW bring to the city. This should have happened a long time ago, but there is light at the end of the tunnel! ;) If this really happens, maybe it is better it didn't happen a long time ago since the technology wasn't ...

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