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by TWA302
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6519

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

I love it !! So nice not to see all-white. Great for the Florida & tropics routes .. the named flamingo motif is great ... but I don't see it going over very well with the hillbilly-redneck Branson crowd. Hey, pink plastic flamingos make great yard decorations too! :rotfl: Sure will stand out! ...

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by TWA302
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

No. There is relatively little demand between Asia and STL (as partially evidenced by TWA's proposed STL - Tokyo route being axed before it even started) and STL just isn't well located for passenger connections from Asia (hence why most U.S. airports with Asia services are on the coasts). The Chin...

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by TWA302
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Southwest Kansas City MO (MCI) 73.36% Wonder if STL-MCI and vice versa is repositioning and WN is happy to get any butts in seats. Or, it's sold as a milk run (eg., STL-MCI-DAL, to pick a routing out of the air) and ticket buyers can take it or leave it. 1. As bad as I-70 is, I still wouldn't consi...

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Would like to mention (through an admin from a different forum who had it on good authority) that there is a strong possibility that the entirety of Concourse D will be reopened within the next few years, enabling the Terminal 1 - Terminal 2 connection once again. Apparently it's already in the pla...

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Cayman Airways
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Is Cayman Airways

Spiderguy252 wrote:
As with any elderly aircraft type, fly them before they're gone!


True! Being said, Cayman is a great airline. Have enjoyed them many times with the 732, 733 and 734. The DO have one 738 currently being used in their fleet.

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by TWA302
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 21881

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Can anyone please tell me the reason why rows 74 & 75 on the right side have only and isle and window seat? What is in that area that doesn't allow the middle seat?

Great looking plane.

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson
Replies: 37
Views: 4287

Re: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson

BKG has been busy! First the return of F9 starting in June and now 3M with three new daily destinations. I assume 3M will NOT be seasonal like F9.

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16218

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

The area around MTH is just sort of dead. With lower fares to South Florida nearly everyone going to the upper and middle keys drives. Getting TSA back at MTH may also be an issue. We have the new customs and immigration facility. Too bad they can't be used. And don't be bashing MTH. :box: I'll fig...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16218

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

I wonder if we would ever see service back to MTH (Marathon, FL). Airport hasn't see service since 2008. Really wish it would come back. I will date myself here, I used to fly STL-MIA on TW and then MIA-MTH on the long gone Air Sunshine and the PBA using DC-3. Hate driving down through the Keys from...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8319

World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

I love how Q1 isn't over yet but we have the best airports of the year. Granted, not many would change 1. Singapore Changi Airport 2. Incheon International Airport ) 3. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) 4. Hong Kong International Airport 5. Hamad International Airport 6. Munich Airport 7. Chubu C...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16182

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

PM wrote:
By chance, BOAG is the one Concorde I flew on. LHR-JFK in July 1997. Wonderful.


I was lucky enough to fly it too LHR-JFK in the Spring of '97. Great photo.

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff
Replies: 26
Views: 5498

Re: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff

It the voice of the musical group The Weather Girls, "It's raining gems,hallelujah! It's raining gems, amen!"

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I was listening to ATC during the time trump was going to be coming in. Shortly after they allowed landings again a pilot comes on and says something like We have a situation in the back of the plane but we just want to get on the ground. Law Enforcement should be meeting us at the gate. Curious to...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport
Replies: 51
Views: 8981

Re: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport

Only in America. Enough said... Couldn't agree more with you... Why have people become so soft and fragile these days? There are stupid lawsuits like this all over the world related to airlines. Quit already. Two awesome examples. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41669611 https://uk.news.y...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

So a question. IF BA decides to tap STL on the shoulder, I assume LHR with a 787 variant. My question is what gates would they use? E33, 31, 29? I have not been in the old C concourse in years. I know that TW had the ability to use those gates for arrivals, but unsure about what their status is now...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

So a question. IF BA decides to tap STL on the shoulder, I assume LHR with a 787 variant. My question is what gates would they use? E33, 31, 29? I have not been in the old C concourse in years. I know that TW had the ability to use those gates for arrivals, but unsure about what their status is now?

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9753

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

Is there any reason why WN does not have any International routes out of DAL? I just booked STL-SJD and never knew this after scanning the route map. The Wright Amendment Reform Act of 2006 and the 5-party agreement both prohibit nonstop international flights out of DAL. In addition, DAL does not h...

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9753

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

gerstetm wrote:
STL get any new flights?


I don't see anything new.

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by TWA302
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9753

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

Is there any reason why WN does not have any International routes out of DAL? I just booked STL-SJD and never knew this after scanning the route map.

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by TWA302
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 8498

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

I'm really digging this livery! It's not everyday you see a giant pelican painted on an airliner. WN always does an amazing job with these liveries. The amount of detail put into them is admiring, especially on this one. You are correct! The only other time we see a pelican on a plane is embedded i...

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by TWA302
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US$5M stolen from a LH Cargo plane in Sao Paulo VCP
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: US$5M stolen from a LH Cargo plane in Sao Paulo VCP

So my question is, why is a cargo plane carry $5 million in cash to begin with? With all the ways to transfer money, this seems crazy. LH was victim to this in 1978 at JFK when Henry Hill and his men stole $5 million in cash and $1 million worth of jewelry.

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by TWA302
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Part of roof collapses at China's Nanchang Changbei airport
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Part of roof collapses at China's Nanchang Changbei airport

Looks like many other parts of the world are feeling the impact of severe winds here recently. Pretty amazing that nobody was injured given the cars and foot traffic that seemed to be going on outside. Video is inside of the article https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-nanchang-cha...

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by TWA302
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Airport introduces first US facial recognition facility. Will this practice be the prevailing norm at airports?
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Miami Airport introduces first US facial recognition facility. Will this practice be the prevailing norm at airports

Kumulani wrote:
This article isn't 100% correct, CBP has trialled facial recognition at other airports before this. I know that JFK and IAD are using it for arrivals, and several others are using it for some departures..


True because I have used when arriving back into the US when transferring in DEN last March.

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by TWA302
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

STL is building a new fuel storage facility. Interesting line. “STL Fuel Company LLC is excited to partner with St. Louis Lambert International Airport to modernize its jet fuel system” said Jim Stevenson, Southwest Airlines Fuel Category Manager and Chairman of STL Fuel Company LLC. So a guy who i...

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by TWA302
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Looking at the last OAG thread, AS is dropping STL-PDX starting in June.
AS PDX-STL MAY 1.0>0.6 JUN 1.0>0 JUL 1.0>0 AUG 1.0>0 SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0

I thought this was doing well for them. Maybe I was wrong. WN will not complain! Any insight on why AS dropped?

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by TWA302
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rare Caspian Airlines MD-83 THR-ZBR (Tehran-Chabahar)
Replies: 9
Views: 7056

Re: Rare Caspian Airlines MD-83 THR-ZBR (Tehran-Chabahar)

Wow. Those photos of the Chabahar region are amazing. Those last three look like they were taken on another planet!

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by TWA302
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying the owner of this 737?
Replies: 22
Views: 6909

Re: Mystery Jet

DIJKKIJK wrote:
It looks like a 737-100,and not a 737-200.


Nope. 100% 732
Image

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by TWA302
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned B737 in Bali
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: Abandoned B737 in Bali

Already being talked about here with a different subject header http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387207

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by TWA302
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying the owner of this 737?
Replies: 22
Views: 6909

Re: Mystery Jet

It was only a mystery to the Daily Mail and then only because they couldn't be bothered to do any research (or they didn't want to ruin a sensational headline). Hardly a mystery to anyone who can use Google. The answer to the mystery was in the comments section of the article. Yup. Funny how click ...

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by TWA302
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

More detailed look. I went through the entire STL schedule. BDL 1x daily SFO goes to 2x daily on Sunday PHL goes from 2x to 3x daily ECP goes from daily to Saturday only (it ended in August last year) CHS goes away (last year it went from daily to Saturday/Sunday only in August last year) Down 1 we...

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by TWA302
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I was looking through some schedules and noticed UA has put 2 mainlines (737) on STL-HOU starting June 7. That will have us to 4 daily UA mainlines (1x SFO and 1xDEN) over summer. Nice to see them adding some in, seeing right now we have none on UA. Obviously this could change before now and then b...

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by TWA302
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28215

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

The in cabin video from the pax really shows how the fan blade loss really impacts the balance, even with the engine shut-down. Lots of vibrations/shaking. I can understand the fear they had. Even as a very frequent flyer, I would have been very uneasy too.

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by TWA302
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 on the move
Replies: 19
Views: 6408

Re: United 747 on the move

Looking at Google maps, you can see numerous old NW DC-10s, 727, etc. There is a WN 733 there too. :-( Sad but it is a business! https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B047'31.0%22N+79%C2%B021'57.0%22W/@34.7775476,-79.366316,1341a,35y,39.12t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.7919444!4d-79.36...

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by TWA302
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7041

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

berari wrote:
Who still flies the 727 on regular scheduled flights?


Iran Aseman Airlines still was flying them at year's end. Think they still are.

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by TWA302
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7041

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27 Yup. Just ask DB Cooper! By the way, I am sure that someone here can help me with a question I have been curious about. Which was the first US airline to retire all of their 727's (and when) and which was the last US airline to do so (and when). Tha...

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by TWA302
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5694

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

It is business. Just like any other industry. Trying to take market share from your competitors, drive profit and customer loyalty.

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by TWA302
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

2017 year end numbers are the best in 10 years too!

14,730,656 PAX which is a 5.5% increase YOY. Sometimes I feel like I accounted for about 2,000 of this number.

https://www.flystl.com/about-us/public-notices-and-reports

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by TWA302
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Taking a break from the privatization talk, I have a question for those knowledgeable of STL history. How many transatlantic destinations did TWA serve at the peak of the hub, how many did AA take over after they acquired TWA and when/what year did AA cut all TATL service from STL? I believe STL-HN...

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by TWA302
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 8956

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

neomax wrote:
Southwest isn't even in Canada yet, how could they possibly be in Hawaii!?!


What difference does that make? :banghead: Flights to Canada are not a prerequisite to starting ops in Hawaii.

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by TWA302
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 12087

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

Looks like they will be back in the air on 2/5 but took a pretty big financial hit in January.

http://www.ticotimes.net/2018/02/02/costa-rican-airline-nature-air-to-resume-operations

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by TWA302
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

18 aldermen ask St. Louis leaders to reject Sinquefield-affiliated firm as airport privatization advisor It will be interesting to see how this plays out seeing they can block any privitization. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/aldermen-ask-st-louis-leaders-to-reject-sinquefield...

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by TWA302
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE service thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2549

Re: PAE service thread

Will PAE have a set curfew for airline operations? Thanks Flyguy They have a "voluntary" curfew. I don't know the details of how it is incentivized, but they have a policy in place that is supposed to limit flights before 7AM or after 9PM. Article that talks about all this; http://www.her...

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by TWA302
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

WOW adding a 5th weekly flight over the summer. Must be off to a good start to expand before flights have started. The fifth weekly flight will add departures on Sundays between June 3, 2018 and September 23, 2018. https://www.flystl.com/newsroom/stl-news/2018/wow-expands-flight-schedule-from-stl-a...

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by TWA302
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25637

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Jshank83 wrote:
From the Amazon RFP

Not sure when we got Etihad Airlines here......

Whoever proofread this thing did not do a good job.

Image


Hey maybe they know something we don't! The much needed direct STL-AUH flights :lol:

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by TWA302
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 "flaps issue", lands 60 knots faster than normal at OAK
Replies: 15
Views: 6530

Re: Hawaiian A330 "flaps issue", lands 60 knots faster than normal at OAK

Here is a video of an AC A333 with no flaps landing. Definitely a cabin shaker I am sure.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_jTO70R2uzI

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Lease Corp Writes Off 2 Boeing 737-800?
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Re: Air Lease Corp Writes Off 2 Boeing 737-800?

If was was going to wager, I would say 9M-MXX W/O Apr-2017 would be one of them.Really not sure on the other one though.

http://www.airfleets.net/listing/b737ng-1-statdesc.htm Might have to re-sort by Status to see the write-offs.

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 18923

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

HA! I know right? Must think that we all work in salt mines for room and board! I definitely touched a nerve. Yes, because your "Facts" are pretty much false. Even the BLS data you shared doesn't support your statements. It is obvious you don't live in the US, and that your information is...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 18923

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I have no idea where everyone gets this from. First off, vacation amount is not determined by upper, middle, lower class. Secondly, vacation time (from the vast majority of employers) grows significantly with tenure. For instance. I have been with the same company since 2003. Each year I get six we...

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by TWA302
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 18923

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I have no idea where everyone gets this from. First off, vacation amount is not determined by upper, middle, lower class. Secondly, vacation time (from the vast majority of employers) grows significantly with tenure. For instance. I have been with the same company since 2003. Each year I get six we...

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