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Old May 23, 18, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyBravo View Post
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/...ris/635535001/
Yep, it's subsidized to the tune of ~$5 million
5.5 mill to be allocated based on how many passengers Delta carries on the route
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Old May 23, 18, 2:51 pm
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Heading out tomorrow on the inaugural flight. The SkyClub is being refreshed and they're hoping to have it ready tomorrow. And according to the airport, "Parisian music will be playing throughout the airport all day."
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Old May 23, 18, 4:24 pm
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I ran the numbers from Peoria and if there is no traffic, it's 42 minutes longer to get to Indy than getting the Air France or KLM flight from O'Hare. But congestion at certain times of day, and parking at any time of day makes that a wash.

It'll also draw from places like South Bend, and perhaps Fort Wayne, compared to Detroit.
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Providing this link for humor's sake. A local reporter tried to compare prices for the upcoming flight and it results in this hilarious "story." The reporter had to really dig deep in the armpits of a Kayak search to come up with some of the flight options mentioned.

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/...top/637027002/
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Old May 24, 18, 4:32 pm
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IND - CDG DL 500
608p - 837a
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL500

Politicians and IND folks posting social media of the inaugural flight:Includes video: https://twitter.com/INDairport
IN Governor Holcomb will be on return flight tomorrow (May 25, 2018) 110p - 427p CDG - IND DL 501.
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Originally Posted by bowdenj View Post
IND - CDG DL 500
608p - 837a
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL500

Politicians and IND folks posting social media of the inaugural flight:Includes video: https://twitter.com/INDairport
IN Governor Holcomb will be on return flight tomorrow (May 25, 2018) 110p - 427p CDG - IND DL 501.
Is it a MR for the governor?
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Old May 24, 18, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by bowdenj View Post
IN Governor Holcomb will be on return flight tomorrow.
Can we get the French to keep him for a while... as a humanitarian deed?
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Old May 24, 18, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Is it a MR for the governor?
No, the tickets were bought for him through donations to the IEDC
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Old May 25, 18, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by pvn View Post
Flight number is 500, heh.
Haha, I worked in flight control for an airline in the early 2000's. We used 500 for Indy flights too. Finally quit doing it, because others were using it and ATC would always have to amend our number (i.e. xxx8500) to avoid confusion.
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Old May 25, 18, 8:28 am
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I was on the RDU-CDG flight last week. They mentioned in their announcement that the FAs are RDU based. I asked one of them about it, and they said that as long as the flight stays daily and doesn't drop to 6x a week or less, they will have a local crew base. I wonder if the same is true for Indy?
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Old May 25, 18, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by HDQDD View Post
I was on the RDU-CDG flight last week. They mentioned in their announcement that the FAs are RDU based. I asked one of them about it, and they said that as long as the flight stays daily and doesn't drop to 6x a week or less, they will have a local crew base. I wonder if the same is true for Indy?
DL will open a 3 month temporary IND Flight Attendant crew base effective 01 June
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