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by william
Thu May 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27298

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

The problem they now have is twofold: 1. As more exposure of this problems gets attention on social & mainstream media, the less attractive the airline becomes as an employer to a future pilot And; 2. The increased workload on the ULR sectors make it less attractive to stay. The end result is t...

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by william
Thu May 24, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 46
Views: 2477

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

I am surprised anyone notices the music in the airport. I do not, I have my NC headphones on listening to my jams at the gate. From what I see, a lot of people do the same.

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by william
Thu May 24, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 46
Views: 2477

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

Depending on the time of day, you will see and hear live music at AUS.

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by william
Tue May 22, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27298

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

To EmiratesDriver and all of the knowledgeable posters, thank you for your postings. This post has been very educational, especially into the psyche of ME3 management.

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by william
Tue May 22, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9895223 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Curious, with no guidelines to follow , how do you know how close your right main is the edge of the apron? Or do you just "know"?
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https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9895223 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Curious, with no guidelines to follow , how do you know how close your right main is the edge of the apron? Or do you just "know"?

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by william
Mon May 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

Oops, double post.

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by william
Mon May 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

That is relatively common for IAH if an aircraft isn't ready for take off or is being sequenced behind another aircraft. Turning to the 45 degree position moves the wingtip further away from the taxiway (note the yellow and black dashed line under the left wingtip before the turn). Some other airpo...

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by william
Mon May 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Why do they park like this at IAH?

Go to 11:00 into the video and notice the aircraft turns at a 45 degree angle when parked waiting for takeoff. IAH is the only place I have experienced this interesting setup when waiting for take off. Why? Does the tower tell the pilot to do this? Is it in some SOP manual for IAH? https://www.youtu...

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by william
Mon May 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 56867

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

yeogeo wrote:
william wrote:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-ohare-international-airport-development-history-timeline-htmlstory.html

Yes, worth a look, but if you're wondering why few comment its because we've discussed it earlier -see post 479.


Thanks, forgot about that.

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by william
Mon May 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33453

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

https://leehamnews.com/2018/05/21/pontifications-an-in-depth-assessment-that-people-matter-at-airbus/#more-27217 " Does it seem odd that Airbus is rumored to have scrapped plans to further modernize the A320/A321 just as major operational leadership is turning over? Perhaps not. The only plausi...

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by william
Fri May 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7277

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

So who is now the "official airline of Disney World"? Still Delta?

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by william
Fri May 18, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31304

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Question for those more in the know about Allegiant? I was perusing the recent schedule extension for G4. Starting in early November most all of the G4 flights from TYS appear to originate and end in TYS. The only exceptions I have found are busy travel days around holidays. It appears there are 2 ...

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by william
Fri May 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 146
Views: 6759

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

1. Braniff's mult colored livery- Guess they were ahead of their time with the no cheat line look. 2.Delta's Widget and livery from 70s and 80s 3. Eastern's bare aluminum livery 4.AA's silver bird, it lasted 30 years and had strong brand recognition for a reason 5.Continental's meatball 6.National's...

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by william
Mon May 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 166
Views: 19951

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Again I think much of this discussion misses the point; the 747 was queen for ages not due to her size, but her unrivaled range. Sure, Boeing will unveil a 777-10X version at some point in the next 3-5 years, but the twin ranges don't really leave a big space for some huge 600 seater or whatever. I...

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by william
Fri May 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates
Replies: 89
Views: 13531

Re: SLC Terminal Reconstruction Updates

Not IST build fast, but a very nice progress made on SLC. Thanks for posting pic.

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by william
Thu May 10, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15651

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

> Ordering 747-8's for new routes from DFW and DTW to Minsk, Vladivostok, Pyongyang and Mogadishu > New codeshare agreement with Norwegian, WestJet , Cathay Pacific and Union Pacific :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: ..........."Union Pacific"...........Good one....... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by william
Thu May 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 52
Views: 5385

WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... e-mandate/

May 19th is apparently the day to circle on the calendar.
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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... e-mandate/

May 19th is apparently the day to circle on the calendar.

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by william
Thu May 10, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13483

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

SWA pilots tend to do more hand flying vs the legacies who use the autopilot. Not true...... Umm I was joking as were about everyone else responding to this thread. Um....Back in the 80s and maybe early 90s there was some truth to this "urban myth". SWA pilots would be quoted in stating s...

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by william
Wed May 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6891

Re: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?

Norwegian was one of the few airlines that placed early large orders for the A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX. They ordered 100 A320 family and more than 100 Boeing 737 MAX. There is now a huge backlog for both. Norwegian has good production slots at good prices. This is worth a lot and is one of the rea...

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by william
Wed May 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6364

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

Do the M3 not hire women in large numbers?

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by william
Tue May 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18836

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Back to the topic there are many examples of where trains and not just high speed has decimated the air competition and have essentially given up the market. The NEC which used to be the domain of the Eastern Shuttle and other shuttles (USAirways, Trump, CO) but Amtrak's Metroliner and now Acela has...

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by william
Mon May 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18836

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

And also are you trying to say high speed rail does not make money because companies use profit from high speed rail to maintain other socially important lines ? No. Commuter trains subsidize high speed rail, not the other way around. This is incorrect. So far as we know, every HSR line, by which I...

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by william
Sat May 05, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31304

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

I think it will just a matter of time before AUS-Mesa is announced. Connecting the dots.

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by william
Thu May 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 5770

Re: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?

For the engines I believe. Just a cool down period.

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by william
Tue May 01, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 8991

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I think a lot of under 40s probably have a less rose tinted view of virgin. Virgin Records were bought into EMI, Virgin Megastores were rebadged as Zavvi and went bust, Virgin Trains are nothing special on the West Coast and East Coast has failed, Virgin Media (cable/phone/internet) isn't great, Vi...

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by william
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 8991

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I think a lot of under 40s probably have a less rose tinted view of virgin. Virgin Records were bought into EMI, Virgin Megastores were rebadged as Zavvi and went bust, Virgin Trains are nothing special on the West Coast and East Coast has failed, Virgin Media (cable/phone/internet) isn't great, Vi...

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12905

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Interesting, how did this happen? For many years the Pacific flights printed money for United. There was a reason why UA bought it from Pan Am those many years ago. Increased competition? A new Open Skies agreement?

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116828

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Where is the aircraft? Still in PHL? Who will do the repair? If the aircraft was close to a D check would SWA move it forward and do it?

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

This doesn’t prove anything. Austin voted down light rail in 2000 and followed up by putting commuter trains on existing freight hard rail lines. You’re using a term in “light rail” that you don’t understand. They did that because it’s cheap as oppose to building light rail to the airport which wou...

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD80 Exodus?
Replies: 13
Views: 4186

Re: Allegiant MD80 Exodus?

AUS-SFB is MD80 and will probably be one of the last routes to move over to Airbus.

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I don't think the issues you guys are raising about ALT 5 are a big deal. -The original master plan also called for the construction of a new south terminal and it called for Pres Blvd. to be tunneled under the airport grounds so the main entrance could connect to the new south terminal. I wouldn't...

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I wander how drop off and pick up will work? Walk to the old garage building/ New Terminal on the left, check in and cross back across the road way via a bridge? I guess they could keep baggage claim in the same place. Surely they are not going to move the main road. I'm not sure that it needs to b...

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Austin doesn’t have light rail. http://kut.org/post/austin-getting-another-shot-light-rail-line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_MetroRail https://capmetro.org/uploadedFiles/New2016/Plan_Your_Trip/Schedules_and_Maps/MetroRailMap.pdf This doesn’t prove anything. Austin voted down light rail in ...

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I love how zero of the plans involve rail transit to the airport. Austin, so high and mighty and "woke," but still in Texas. :-\ Oh please. Don't blame Texas, blame the"progressive" city council and Cap Metro that planned the first light rail running since 2012, should go north ...

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So I talked with my source last night, and he would not say anything regarding an existing tunnel...like literally no acknowledgement I even asked him the question. He did say that during the recent expansions the contractors found significant issues regarding ground water...I believe this to mean,...

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I love how zero of the plans involve rail transit to the airport. Austin, so high and mighty and "woke," but still in Texas. :-\ Oh please. Don't blame Texas, blame the"progressive" city council and Cap Metro that planned the first light rail running since 2012, should go north ...

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by william
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders 40 737 MAX
Replies: 15
Views: 3469

Southwest orders 40 737 MAX

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/s ... r-40-jets/

I know, I know, shocking right?

Article states will be the largest 737 MAX operator. Moved ahead of some customers to get earlier deliveries
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https://www.seattletimes.com/business/s ... r-40-jets/

I know, I know, shocking right?

Article states will be the largest 737 MAX operator. Moved ahead of some customers to get earlier deliveries

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by william
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 98
Views: 9807

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Just got off the earnings call and towards the very end the CEO threw off this comment. To paraphrase, long term we want to move to margins to the mid-teens referring to commercial side of the house. Do that and the share price will double from here. BTW, can’t do that w/o a very healthy 787 progra...

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by william
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 98
Views: 9807

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

par13del wrote:
Stitch wrote:
Yeah, those Program Accounting shenanigans are really hiding some critically poor results. :sarcastic:

See, someone get's it.
On A.Net if it aint hitting Boeing about Program Accounting, Deferred Cost, etc etc. we cannot have a good discussion.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by william
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20301

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

Why hold onto the CS prefix? This isn't BBD's product anymore but Airbus's. Intelligent move by Airbus to change the CS name to something more in line with the Airbus family.

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by william
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 98
Views: 9807

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Thank you Bigjku for the analysis. To me it explains the long gestation of the 797 for making a "business case". Boeing is going to be very fiscal oriented going forward, and any new project will have to pay its way immediately.

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by william
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are modern aircraft engines really becoming less reliable?
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: Are modern aircraft engines really becoming less reliable?

Over a 20 year period a NB aircraft will have two sets engines on its wings. I say that answers the question about reliability.

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by william
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 56867

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/new ... o-nyc.html


So this is a branding exercise then. In the past AA has offered hourly departures between ORD-LGA using 727s.
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stlgph wrote:
A little tid bit on the new AA LGA-ORD shuttle.

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/new ... o-nyc.html


So this is a branding exercise then. In the past AA has offered hourly departures between ORD-LGA using 727s.

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by william
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any good aerial photos of AUS? Funny you should mention this. I got a good couple of shots from a Mooney I was instructing in just today. We took off on 35R and they immediately vectored us left to get out of the way of an F9 A320, followed by a right turn to keep us east of a WN 7...

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by william
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39426

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I can't imagine though I guess possible that the big Park and Ride gets bought out in 6 and 7.

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by william
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3265

Re: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?

Used to work at Sky Chef (when owned by AA) and we would throw away all food, even if the flight was empty. The only things recycled was the not opened aluminum drinks and liquor. Everything else went into the trash, even if not eaten from. I asked why we didn't give the food to shelters and the ans...

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by william
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15223

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

Delta will do whatever it needs too to keep the title of worlds busiest airport for Atlanta and after that it will make sure that it can call ATL the busiest airport in the Americas. It's something Delta loves to run up the flag pole as often as it can. No, Delta will do whatever necessary to keep ...

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by william
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 363
Views: 25865

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I know SkyHarbor gets all of the attention but here is the masterplan for Mesa, again simplistic and well done. http://www.gatewayairport.com/documents/documentlibrary/current%20planning%20studies/phoenix-mesa%20gateway%20airport%20-%20airport%20master%20plan%20executive%20summary.pdf That master p...

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