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by mke717spotter
Tue May 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 26246

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Hey we have to remember. It is NOT all about you. With the second part in mind, are you seriously suggesting the UK should plan everything entirely around you......because you're pretty sorely mistaken. There's roughly 120 other people in the program (just about all of whom are from outside the UK)...

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by mke717spotter
Mon May 11, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 276418

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

maybe I'll get to fly on one before then (but looks like probably not). As someone who is based in the MKE area, the scarcity of flights makes it logistically difficult if not impossible to pull off one last trip on the MD-88s/90s without having to spend a night in ATL or elsewhere. I had planned t...

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by mke717spotter
Sun May 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 994
Views: 159511

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Has anyone arrived on an international flight at ORD recently? I'm flying BA from LHR in a few weeks and I was wondering if there's anything noteworthy I should expect upon arrival. Based on a quick online search, I can't seem to find anything about the existence of an official quarantine policy. Ev...

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by mke717spotter
Sun May 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 26246

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

United Kingdom have 14 day quarantines in place for those entering. Supposedly Boris Johnson is supposed to announce this policy tonight and it will start in June. For me personally, it sounds like a nightmare. Following the summer break I'm supposed to return to the UK for the second term of my me...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL
Replies: 5
Views: 8146

Re: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL

Glad you got one last flight on a venerable aircraft type, and I'm hoping to do the same with DL's MDs as they too are being prematurely retired because of the pandemic. I never got the chance to fly aboard a A300/A310, nor the 727, the latter of which I'm particularly bummed about missing out on. T...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 5940

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

Thanks for the interesting trip report and pictures. Its obviously surreal seeing ORD so quiet and empty in the middle of the day. I'm flying BA LHR-ORD in a few weeks and I'm sure it will be a memorable experience. I guess I hadn't considered that many of the restaurants at even a large airport lik...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 276418

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Delta is retiring all MD88s and MD90s effectively in June. Does that mean at least a few will remain flying through the end of May? I would love to get one last flight on these planes but I'm not returning home to the US until May 23rd. Does anyone know which cities out of ATL are still seeing the ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1943

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

For starters, BA had cancelled my flight to TLV that was scheduled for late April. I applied for the voucher and was told I would receive it within seven days, but that was eight days ago and I still haven't gotten an email. Now I've just found out that the first leg of my NCL-LHR-ORD trip in late ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1943

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

While the UK may just be in it's "lock down" exit phase phase by then, I have a sneaky feeling large swathes of the US won't be open for business anyway so it'll be moot. If they've cancelled the 1st leg, the whole ticket (assuming it is all one ticket) should be subject to a full refund,...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1943

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

For starters, BA had cancelled my flight to TLV that was scheduled for late April. I applied for the voucher and was told I would receive it within seven days, but that was eight days ago and I still haven't gotten an email. Now I've just found out that the first leg of my NCL-LHR-ORD trip in late M...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!
Replies: 7
Views: 6936

Re: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!

Great, classic trip report. I enjoyed your commentary, the meal photos and the photos of Bali and the Philippines. Great work! This was an amazing Trip Report .. incredible pics throughout and a great read! Thank you! It can be a little mentally exhausting putting a long report like this together s...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 51778

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

crjflyboy wrote:
usxguy wrote:
Do CRJs even have ovens?


no they don't have ovens ...no cookie for you

When SkyWest was flying for the old Midwest they installed ovens on the CRJs and voilà - cookies!

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by mke717spotter
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 4739

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ai ... tion-2020/
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Temporary additions for the upcoming Democratic Convention: UA will fly LAX/LGA/IAD/DCA-MKE and there will also be an extra SFO-MKE frequency. AA is also adding a DCA-MKE flight.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ai ... tion-2020/

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by mke717spotter
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying BA's 777-200ER LHR-MAD (J & F !)
Replies: 2
Views: 3812

Re: Flying BA's 777-200ER LHR-MAD (J & F !)

Nice trip report and thank you for the photos. Obviously there are many BA/IB flights during the day but if you have the time the BA/IB widebodies are the way to go ! A nice way to sample long haul cabins for a couple of hours. Have to say T5 is always a joy (For me) & lounge access a nice bonus...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 4739

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2020

crjflyboy wrote:
Has MKE ever had nonstop flights to Germany?

IIRC Condor or someone else ran flights to Germany during the summer quite a while back. I don't remember all of the details but I think it was during the early 90s and I don't think it lasted very long.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ryanair London to Frankfurt
Replies: 4
Views: 4995

Re: Ryanair London to Frankfurt

Thank you for the trip report and pictures. The ads plastered all over the cabin are undoubtedly tacky but what are you gonna do? I've only flown Ryanair once before but I agree its fine as long as you know what you're doing. My dad was fortunate that I was traveling along with him on that occasion ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!
Replies: 7
Views: 6936

Re: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!

Nice report. Enjoyed reading it. Nice report and photos. Thanks for the comments! Legroom looks bad on EVA? Next time go to Palawan. The beaches on Bali look not so nice. I just flew AA ORD-LHR a few days ago on a 788 and it seemed noticeably more cramped than the EVA flight, at least from what I c...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to take some ex SQ772’s
Replies: 22
Views: 6830

Re: LOT to take some ex SQ772’s

Blerg wrote:

Just the other day they extended the leases for Air Belgium's A340s.

So they'll have the 777s in addition to the A340s? It will be interesting to see whether or not these planes get repainted in the LO livery.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!
Replies: 7
Views: 6936

Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!

Hello and thanks for checking out my latest trip report! Each of the past two summers I've traveled to Europe and Asia with a group of friends. This year, most of those guys had just started new jobs and as a result, they couldn't really take time off to go on another trip. It looked like there wasn...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 276418

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Currently at MKE on A321 bound for MSP, and just a few minutes ago I was pleasantly surprised to see an MD-88 pull into the gate next to us!

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by mke717spotter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2886

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

I'm a little confused though because if Palpatine is her grandfather then what was the deal with her parents? Either the mother or father would have to be related to Palpatine. Or did they simply adopt Rey, and if so, then who were her real parents? Furthermore, what happened to the whole thing abo...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 276418

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

DeltaMD95 wrote:
Looks like the DL MD-88 will be exiting the ORD service very soon. Sad to say.

When is that? I was hoping to do a daytrip next summer and catch one last ride on them.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 51778

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

It could be that Elite decided to ditch MidEx. Parts of the new livery are gone from the plane originally painted in the Midwest livery... if this is the case, maybe Ultimate or Contour will take over. Has anyone considered the idea that maybe a different batch of CRJs are destined to fly for Midwe...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2886

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

I saw the finale last night and although it falls short of being great, I thought it was good enough. The Last Jedi was a letdown. In some ways, it just didn't feel like a Star Wars movie and there were too many cringeworthy scenes (too much comedy, Leia flying through space, casino escapade, etc.)....

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by mke717spotter
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 51778

Re: Midwest Express aiming for January launch

It's been a quiet few months for Midwest Express, but it sounds like they're getting closer to takeoff. Yes, it has been quiet, especially considering their previous plan was to have flights operating by the end of this year. I was starting to think maybe things had petered out. The article mention...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 67829

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

Is it too late for Boeing to design a 717 Max?

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by mke717spotter
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Volotea B717 to Dubrovnik
Replies: 3
Views: 10130

Re: Volotea B717 to Dubrovnik

I remembered seeing Volotea B717 at Venice in 2015, while I was boarding my Easyjet flight. Little did I ever think back then that I would get a chance to fly Volotea. Being in India gives you flights on some of the newest aircraft in the world but never the rare ones, which are aplenty in USA and ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 130042

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

This year LOT will get 1 more 787, next year it will get 3 more and if the other 3 get their engines fixed it will need to fly them somewhere. SFO will probably get more flights and so will DEL. So where else can LOT fly other then to establish itself at each destination as daily or more. Is EWR up...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 20038

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

You are not going to find many people in Chicago upset about the current Blue Line shutdown and work... In fact... most are cheering it on.. Don't forget that forcing Blue Line riders onto shuttle buses isn't the only inconvenience. Part of the problem with the People Mover shutdown is that the shu...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 20038

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

More train trouble at ORD: Blue Line will be suspended from 9/27 to 10/7 between the airport and the Rosemont station. More shuttle buses will be brought in. Can they make ORD anymore miserable? https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-cta-blue-line-construction-shut-down-201909...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400
Replies: 11
Views: 13828

Re: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400

Nice trip report and pictures. LO has a decent-sized operation at TLV (flights to Gdańsk, Kraków, Lublin, Rzeszów, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław). What was the purpose of your trip? Visiting family, tourism, etc.? An announcement was made that beginning 30 minutes prior to landing, all passengers would nee...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to end MKE-GDL?
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Volaris to end MKE-GDL?

Some people noticed that Volaris (and Allegiant for that matter) flights weren't bookable after a certain date, even taking seasonality of flights into account. I didn't even realize that G4 was leaving MKE (they are still listed on MKE's website but not on the Wikipedia page). Couple this with WN'...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 137663

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

MKE got an MD-80 on the penultimate day yesterday and now I'm kind of regretting that I didn't get up there to grab a pic. Can someone explain to me why AA's MD-80s sound much quieter than DL's during landing? Is it because the engines are newer or the pilots simply dont apply reverse thrust as much?

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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: 51778

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: 51778

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: 51778

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: 20038

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: 6744

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: 20354

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: 7154

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: 137663

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: 231261

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: 2175

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: 235
Views: 85053

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: 130042

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: 2894

Re: Prescreening MKE717spotter

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8028/XXQyjz.jpg

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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:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8028/XXQyjz.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1692/hORv6z.jpg

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 23, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening MKE717spotter
Replies: 5
Views: 2894

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: 24043

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: 21747

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

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

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