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by chepos
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super bowl LII flights
Replies: 29
Views: 3913

Re: Super bowl LII flights

AA is flying between LAX and MSP for the Superbowl.

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by chepos
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?
Replies: 34
Views: 2466

Re: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?

Do you mean the US? If so, I’m thinking B6 might be the one.

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by chepos
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP
Replies: 41
Views: 6730

Re: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP

[url][/url] I think IAD-SJU was served at some point - maybe when B6 was experimenting with its short-lived attempt at an IAD focus city. I don't believe so. AA did back during their SJU hub days but I can't recall JetBlue doing so. In their presentation to get the DCA-SJU slots they showed ticket p...

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by chepos
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2314

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

Two things that have always irritated me, people saying American West (rather than America West) and saying US Airway (without the S).

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by chepos
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM ending IAD service
Replies: 38
Views: 5773

Re: LATAM ending IAD service

Add to that all AA could do from Miami with a MOM (return to many Brasil markets, additional frequency/capacity to upper SA, return to Paraguay, newer destinations such as Cuzco, and this potential aircraft could change South American Aviation immensly Didn’t AA briefly fly MIA-CUZ-LIM-MIA with a 7...

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by chepos
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Dubai Intl Airport 20 Years Ago! (1998 video)
Replies: 25
Views: 3908

Re: DXB DUBAI Int Airport 20 YEARS AGO! (1998) (video)

When EK was second fiddle to GF, how times has changed.

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by chepos
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 97
Views: 7444

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

SRQ, I’d love to see mainline on that route. DAB as well, I know they have put mainline during the 500 but year round an A319 originator might work. Being a Riddle graduate DAB is close to my heart.

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by chepos
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 97
Views: 7444

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

Excellent points. However it must be noted that the BRU LIS MAN and BCN routes were only started with excess equipment in order to appease government officials that CLT would not be dehubbed, they were never meant to stick around. Luckily BCN was profitable and is still operated today.!i could see ...

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by chepos
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 97
Views: 7444

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

Fine, but if things ever go south at AA (or in the industry in general), you'll run the risk of ending up like CVG. I know Charlotte is much different than Cincinnati, but it nonetheless is extremely dangerous for an airport to have one airline controlling over 90% of the traffic. Not going to happ...

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by chepos
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 97
Views: 7444

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

QuawerAir wrote:
In Europe, AA already serves DUB, LHR, FRA, MUC, MAD, BCN and FCO from CLT, but I could add more cities such as LIS, HEL, EDI or KEF.


LIS was tried from CLT and it did not work, HEL, EDI and KEF would all see PHL service way before CLT. Note: EDI was started out of PHL before being moved to JFK.

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by chepos
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15442

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

I'd email them and specifically request a refund because you relied on their staff's wrong information. Though overhead space may have been available, the bins on those CRJs simply aren't large enough to take most roll-a-boards, even placed lengthwise. The staff should know that and should have tol...

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by chepos
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 64
Views: 7738

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Not surprised FCO did well last summer, surprised AMS will come back on a 777. Rumors had been circling around a few years back regarding DFW BCN, wonder if that will ever come to fruition.

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by chepos
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Puerto Rico corruption run amok
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: Puerto Rico corruption run amok

What is the point of this garbage?

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by chepos
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 5255

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from sh*thole countries ?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-shithole-countries.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42656433 Even though he's kinda ...

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by chepos
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume same catering after listeria found.
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: DL and AA resume same catering after listeria found.

Af the moment Gate is one of four caterers for AA at LAX, LSG handles
Hawaii and JFK flights. Flying Food and AirFayre handle long haul international flying (certain markets each). Gate is being brought back in for the rest of flights (in phases).

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by chepos
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 81
Views: 12191

Re: Kenya Airways to announce US route on Wednesday January 10

I guess they need to burn more cash on prestige routes.

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by chepos
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8
Replies: 32
Views: 8192

Re: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8

I suppose these 737 MAX 8 come equipped with PTVs right? These narrowbody long haul flights offer great flexibilty for the airline but can be potentially nightmarish for passengers. LATAM flies A LOT of 5+ hour flights ex-LIM on A319s/A320s which are down right miserable in their configuration. It'...

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by chepos
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20215

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

That was a piece of crap article. Who knew Biscoff cookies where held in such high esteem by some.

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by chepos
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3664

Re: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018

I’m not sure I would call Hawaii flying high yielding.

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by chepos
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 28803

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

While at LAX T4 this am I heard final boarding for AA 118 to JFK, I was surprised they were going. Just tracked it and they diverted to ORD.

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by chepos
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6337

Re: Value of an all-weather hub

I think DL has the best hubs in terms of weather. -MSP and DTW are generally snow-proof, and don't see a ton of severe thunderstorms. -ATL is vulnerable to storms, but doesn't see that much snow. -SLC rarely has issues, same for LAX. -SEA can have fog and wind issues, but generally does fine. Only ...

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by chepos
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter
Replies: 50
Views: 5519

Re: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter

I’m glad I get an extra couple of bucks, I’ll gladly take it. And I am no fan of twitter in chief.

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by chepos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 6901

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

Scheduled flights and charters from Europe have been operating to Cuba since the late 80's, Cuba has been a very popular destination for sunseekers throughout the world for decades, it's just Americans that have a 'thing' about Cuba and have no understanding of the beauty of the country, the great ...

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by chepos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 6901

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

From what I know: -Sun and Culture. Turkish friends love spending time in Cuba, for many years. And now they can do it with TK. They love the culture, music and value. On the other hand, I never hear my friends travel to any other Caribbean destinations like PR, DR, USVI, Aruba, Martinique... alway...

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by chepos
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando/Stanford Airport $43 Million dollar expansion
Replies: 22
Views: 4063

Re: Orlando/Stanford Airport $43 Million dollar expansion

I recall going to SFB in the mid 2000’s, pre Allegiant days and the place could be confused for a UK regional airport. The departure board reflected a diversity of UK destinations, it was most interesting. Had a friend who was a CSR for Pan Am 3 at SFB, what a wreck that airline was!

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by chepos
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 6901

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

The only puzzling thing about this route is the CCS stop on the return to IST. Nonstop on the return would make this route even better. Can’t imagine CCS in the current environment adding too much.

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by chepos
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9004

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

There were definitely more than 30 mainline DL departures at CVG's peak. At the hub's height there were approximately 160 daily mainline departures, although RJs did indeed make up the bulk of the departures. Using real data instead of my memory...In April 2007, for example, there were only 57 main...

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by chepos
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19244

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

From the US it is mostly a leisure/VFR destination, you can fill the plane May through September but hard to do in the winter. For the US3 it will remain a seasonal destination.

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by chepos
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no UA to TLH?
Replies: 28
Views: 4172

Re: Why no UA to TLH?

Those cities have tourism. Tallahassee is a great town but not really a tourist destination. It’s hard to break into the buisness market there too, frequent TLH flyers are no doubt DL or AA (via US) loyalist. Yes, I absolutely agree. Tallahassee doesn't come to most people's mind when thinking of a...

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by chepos
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American takes delivery of the last Boeing 737-800, the fleet is now repainted
Replies: 25
Views: 8823

Re: American takes delivery of the last Boeing 737-800, the fleet is now repainted

Yes, the AirCal, Reno, TWA, AA 737 retro jets are still around.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA Shuttles - How Long Until The "Shuttle" Brand is Retired?
Replies: 15
Views: 4197

Re: DL and AA Shuttles - How Long Until The "Shuttle" Brand is Retired?

Actually, looking at the schedules for next month, I don't even see a shuttle operation. Between DC and LGA, there are only two flights, 7am and 4pm on January 5, continuing for quite some time into January. For AA the week of the 5th the shuttle still has the holiday schedule. Looking at the week ...

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by chepos
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9004

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

CLT-GIG was started because LUS could not get slots into GRU. Once GRU slots became available GIG lost some steam. Throw in the merger and the Brazilian economic crisis and CLT GRU met it’s demise. I’m not sure CLT GRU/GIG are necessary in the system with now MIA as a hub.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM/AV to PHX...will it ever happen and when?
Replies: 23
Views: 2080

Re: CP/AV to PHX...will it ever happen and when?

AV hasn't shown that much interest to fly from SAL to PHX, ABQ, DEN, SAN, ONT, SJC, SMF, SEA; not even SAT/AUS or return to former TACA destination MSY. IMHO, if AV is to open a new destination/airport in Western U.S. from SAL it might be in Los Angeles and/or San Francisco and only because strong ...

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by chepos
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened at ICN Dec 23 morning? - massive delays
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: What happened at ICN Dec 23 morning? - massive delays

AA 280 ICN DFW departed 1 hour 2 mins late (will arrive 30 mins early). KE 31 ICN DFW departed 2 hours 58 mins late.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10430

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

ILS28ORD wrote:
Looking at flightaware AA shows one daily ORD-LHR on a 772 again. Is this long term or just during the holidays? It's been all 788 at ORD for a while now.


It’s been operating with a 777 since November. In the summer when FCO operates it is usually a 772 as well.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21215

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Wasn’t a thread started stating that once this route was announced they would also be announcing a move to ⭐️? Per supposedly some internal UA IAD management rumors.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10430

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

This topic seems to come up every month. Doubt ICN, HKG, FRA, etc are going to be flown out of ORD. LIM only if the LATAM JV gets approved and I see LATAM operating the flight.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42667

Re: Power outage in ATL

Sucks to be flying to the ATL today.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors fret over Norwegian Air’s rapid growth
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: FT: Investors fret over Norwegian Air’s rapid growth

I have always wondered how this rapid growth can be sustained. History shows us rapid growth such as the one exhibited by DY (and affiliates) hardly ever ends well.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starts 5th route to Colombia: CTG
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: AA starts 5th route to Colombia: CTG

Both MIA CTG and DFW GIG started yesterday 12/15. DFW GIG being seasonal. MIA CLO is still a 738 route I believe.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 28462

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

That tail! It all looks half baked, luckily it’s a one off.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 16836

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

With FLG now adding nonstops from DFW and LAX - is this the first salvo in AA's long anticipated dehubbing of PHX? One of the key rationales that keeps getting presented in favor of PHX being retained as a hub was its connectivity to the smaller cities in the vicinity. But if AA can reach these pla...

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by chepos
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 147
Views: 31404

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

The order is under review.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18506

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

You lost me at Quantas.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 16836

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

DanDun wrote:
Do we know what aircraft they will be using on JFK-PHL?


The E145 I brlieve.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 16836

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

MIA BON (once weekly) was announced internally today.

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by chepos
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18452

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Just to add a note, Delta Using the ME3 as an excuse not to go to India is a bunch of lies. ATL has become so busy with connecting traffic, the 777LR could easily be filled. Same with JFK! There is demand! India is only growing! Not just India, but I've long wondered - why doesn't AA (just as an ex...

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by chepos
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Premium Economy Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: AA Premium Economy Questions

Y+ gets different meals than Y, manu and all. Upgraded headphones, amenity kit, casper blanket and pillow. The seat is a DOM first class seat. Has proved quite popular.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 77
Views: 13071

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

I would imagine DL's application will be impacted by their decision to return JFK frequencies? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe AA will get 1 additional Saturday + 1 daily. B6 get 6 weekly FLL and 1 weeks BOS WN get 7 weekly FLL UA get 6 weekly IAH I don't think AA will get any additional daily frequencies f...

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by chepos
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 22841

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

The BA 744 in question is still in PHX, saw the plane while taxing for takeoff this am. Sitting at one of north pads.

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