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by F27500
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 16353

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

Oh gosh … look .. another one. https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/21/us/historic-airplane-crash-texas-trnd/index.html If anyone is drinking, it maybe you. Your F27500 name pretty much makes you rather hypocritical. Sorry, Papi .. but liking/admiring a particular type of plane is a WHOLE different thing th...

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by F27500
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will APF ever get airline operations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: Will APF ever get airline operations?

I remember Piedmont using F28s into APF during their Intra-Florida days. Forget what the route was.

And didn't DL do APF-ATL as well in CRJ? I was surprised that didn't stay around longer.

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by F27500
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 16353

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

Quote f27500 "Another example I'll give is Buffalo Airways (cargo) in Alaska. They have a horrendous crash record .. and all they were flying were these old things .. C47s, DC3s, Electra, etc … " Are you serious???? Mama Mia 2 is coming out, you better go see it... Drinking again I see, h...

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by F27500
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 16353

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

How many more of these "vintage" clunkers need to crash before they stop being permitted to fly with pax on board? I'm all for nostalgia, but this is really not a smart idea. They're not only putting the people who (granted, willingly) are getting on them, but also those on the ground. Ju...

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by F27500
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS KEF Potential
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

Re: AS KEF Potential

And why would Alaska to Iceland even be a market ??

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by F27500
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 16353

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

How do we know this crash did not take place in the USA? Not a single person was yelling "OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOD, OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD" and stating obvious facts like "WE ARE GONNA CRASH!". Amazing how calm everyone remains even after it became obvious that something is wrong. ...

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by F27500
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 16353

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

Must be because he had an electronic device turned on even though he wasn't supposed to. See? You COULD crash! ;)

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by F27500
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 16353

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

How many more of these "vintage" clunkers need to crash before they stop being permitted to fly with pax on board? I'm all for nostalgia, but this is really not a smart idea. They're not only putting the people who (granted, willingly) are getting on them, but also those on the ground. Jus...

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by F27500
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Russian cockpits blue green?
Replies: 17
Views: 5021

Re: Why are Russian cockpits blue green?

To match the color of the sky!

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by F27500
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12772

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

So GRR, PVD, and BUF get nonstop service to MIA yet AA REFUSES to add MKE. Their service from MKE is really awful. They don't fly to the MIA or DCA hubs where as they fly to both of those hubs from many other cities that are smaller. They also refuse to fly to LAX from MKE. I really do not understa...

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by F27500
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 1836

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

As a gay man I love hearing a great story like that! Unfortunately I hate to think of the reaction had that happened here in 'Murica now that all the homophobes, haters and hillbillies have crawled out from under their rocks and feel empowered after this past presidential election. Yup= here we go ...

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by F27500
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12842

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

moa999 wrote:
pdp wrote:
Sad that's its becoming a duopoly again, but that's the free market!


We still have the Chinese and Russians... One day



Hahahahaha .. thank you for that laugh ... best one I've had all day!

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by F27500
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

Sounds like UA... :devil: I know you think you're quite clever but it looks like you owe the board an apology. As was posted, she works for Delta: https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/first-impressions-atlanta-bayleigh-dayton-big-brother/N1yWFXQBljwkEMOI9lTjSK/ Quite the gem she is, too. I really h...

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by F27500
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

From the AJC article linked above: “I try to play nice nasty,” she said. “When it comes to passengers, basically I’ll help you if I absolutely have to but if I don’t, I probably won’t.” Terrible attitude, deserves to be fired. There are plenty of thoroughly decent Delta FAs to whom she is giving a ...

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by F27500
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

Theres a houseguest on BB this season who claims to be a flight attendant. She acts like a silly, arrogant, immature diva … and has made a few tacky comments about how she treats passengers who she doesn't like very much … Anyone know what airline this silly girl works for?

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by F27500
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 1836

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

I hate attention seekers advertising their love for each other in public - including on flights! Agreed. I’ve never understood these types of proposals. It places showmanship over intimacy. As for America, the reaction would likely have been no different. We are an extremely open and tolerant socie...

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by F27500
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does "Papa John" Schnatter really deserve this fallout?
Replies: 80
Views: 2227

Re: Does "Papa John" Schnatter really deserve this fallout?

Evidently the real-life Colonel Sanders used the n-word. It is also reported that John Schnatter was referring to that fact when he "used" the n-word a few days ago on a conference call. And now it seems every sports entity that ever had a sponsorship deal with Papa John's is severing all...

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by F27500
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does "Papa John" Schnatter really deserve this fallout?
Replies: 80
Views: 2227

Re: Does "Papa John" Schnatter really deserve this fallout?

Evidently the real-life Colonel Sanders used the n-word. It is also reported that John Schnatter was referring to that fact when he "used" the n-word a few days ago on a conference call. And now it seems every sports entity that ever had a sponsorship deal with Papa John's is severing all...

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by F27500
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 1836

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

As a gay man I love hearing a great story like that!

Unfortunately I hate to think of the reaction had that happened here in 'Murica now that all the homophobes, haters and hillbillies have crawled out from under their rocks and feel empowered after this past presidential election.

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by F27500
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9136

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Its got NOTHINGGG to do with "providing a peanut-free environment for our customers" as it does that nuts cost more than the same 10 stinkin pretzel nuggets in the pretzel bags. P What are they gonna do if 15 people bring giant PB&J sandwiches on board? Hmmmm? Plane gonna REEK of peanu...

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by F27500
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTH Wants to Regain Commercial Service
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: MTH Wants to Regain Commercial Service

RL757PVD wrote:
Silver to MCO is probably their best bet.


Agreed .. even if just 2 a day .. its a great link to a busy airport.

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by F27500
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5668

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

Really wonder why? No advance seat assignments, cattle car "get in numerical order" boarding, no IFE … silly tacky acting crews .. .ugly livery ... so why ? JetBlue is vastly superior. And more professional. And always late. Seriously their hashtag #jetBlueSoFly should really be rebranded...

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by F27500
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont airlines Dash 8 documentary just released
Replies: 24
Views: 4142

Re: Piedmont airlines Dash 8 documentary just released

smokeybandit wrote:
That was pretty neat.

But I must be the only one who thought the Shorts 330 was a gorgeous plane.


Seems all British people do. ;)

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by F27500
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5668

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

Really wonder why? No advance seat assignments, cattle car "get in numerical order" boarding, no IFE … silly tacky acting crews .. .ugly livery ... so why ?

JetBlue is vastly superior. And more professional.

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by F27500
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont airlines Dash 8 documentary just released
Replies: 24
Views: 4142

Re: Piedmont airlines Dash 8 documentary just released

Great video .. just doesn't seem like it could have been 30+ years ago … I remember clearly when they first started flying them !

The Dash 8s certainly got the job done. Not a fan of the Q400s, though …

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by F27500
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilton Head SC - First Day of Commercial Jet Service Today
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Hilton Head SC - First Day of Commercial Jet Service Today

Today, American Eagle began HXD(HHH)- CLT in the EMB 175 series, replacing the Piedmont Dash 8s.

Curious about how the loads were , how it all went and if anyone caught any pix of this occasion today!

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by F27500
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 125
Views: 24820

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

How juvenile "Hi-Fly" sounds. It sounds more like the name of an off-site airport parking facility than the name of an airline.

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by F27500
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any word yet on when and where the last AA Dash 8-300 will be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Any word yet on when and where the last AA Dash 8-300 will be?

Where are the remaining -300s of Piedmont's going? Have they been sold on or will they be scrapped?

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by F27500
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to Launch new premium service - Maharajah direct
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: AI to Launch new premium service - Maharajah direct

"Maharajah direct" ??

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by F27500
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Dash 8 retirement this Wednesday July 4, 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 5434

Re: Piedmont Dash 8 retirement this Wednesday July 4, 2018

30 years @ PI-US-AA …. pretty darn good run for that airplane … its a sturdy tank that served well. Had many nice flights on the ALG/PDT Dash 8s during the years I worked for them. I can't say that same thing about the Shorts. Almost everyone was glad to see those ugly,embarrassing, rickety, leaky c...

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by F27500
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion Livery
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Laudamotion Livery

Niki Lauda just needs to retire with some dignity and cut it out now. He is NOT a successful airline man, nor will he be at this stage of his life.

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by F27500
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA First Class: JFK-MIA-MCO-MIA-JFK (w/pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 6679

Re: AA First Class: JFK-MIA-MCO-MIA-JFK (w/pics)

Terrific report … but you do realize how the first few lines made you sound, right? Your wife "allowed you a day to yourself" and "said you could do anything you wanted"? Does she allow you out that infrequently? Get them nuts back outta her purse, man!

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by F27500
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA BDL to OGG and back in F (text only)
Replies: 6
Views: 3035

Re: AA BDL to OGG and back in F (text only)

Bobloblaw wrote:
Youshould have let the honeymoon couple sit together


The heck with them … they gonna have enough "togetherness" in their Maui love nest soon enough. And within 5 years they gonna be sick of each other anyway.

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by F27500
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new LaGuardia
Replies: 62
Views: 12153

Re: United and the NEW LaGuardia

Hourly to ORD. Others to IAH, DEN and IAD. 737s, A319s and RJs. In other words, just what they're doing now. UA doesn't step outside the box much. They never have. Its all about their hubs. Real exciting right?

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by F27500
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 2169

Re: Western Global Airlines

It sounds like an airline name they'd come up with in a cheesy TV movie

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by F27500
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10103

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

I'm also curious how he was able to climb up on the wing ?? That's not just a hop (unless its a CRJ200, which this flight from MIA would definitely NOT have been)!

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by F27500
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10103

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Hey ... at least he was pretty hot lookin in them undies!

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by F27500
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identify L1011
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Help identify L1011

Longer model for sure … u just cant see the smaller exit door due to the positioning of that wingtip

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by F27500
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 7057

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

usxguy wrote:
gotta give Elite credit for trying. New rumors are they are going to start flying to Key West.


From where? Zanesville, Ohio? ;)

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by F27500
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Philip - Korea's newest airline
Replies: 26
Views: 3484

Re: Air Philip - Korea's newest airline

Korea needs ANOTHER airline? .. And who is Philip?

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by F27500
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airline crews still funny?
Replies: 39
Views: 4274

Re: Southwest Airline crews still funny?

… the queen who danced during his demo … the other queen who thought she was Joan Rivers …. the rapper … the stupid jokes … the overused WN "cuteness" …. I think it's unprofessional. And these are not people who pax will look to in an emergency as authority figures. It really ain't cute. A...

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by F27500
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upgauging GUM-NRT back to 777
Replies: 16
Views: 3618

Re: UA upguaging GUM-NRT back to 777

THAT many people actually go to Guam ? Why?

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 62
Views: 4548

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

There is regularly scheduled service to Dublin out of BDL. Yep .. that was what my "to speak of" was referring to. A ratty, small old 757 to DUB isn't really anything to get too excited over. . And they're getting a subsidy or some sort of of revenue guarantee from the airport for it too,...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 62
Views: 4548

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

Many carriers have done variations on the NYC-BDL route in the past mostly for connections via JFK/LGA/EWR; not as an O & D market. Its been everything from Twin Otters up to L-1011s over the years! Nowadays (with the exception of anything overseas to speak of), you can fly nonstop outta BDL to...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 62
Views: 4548

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

So what do most people do if they live in the Hartford area and want to fly to Europe without significant backtracking? Drive to JFK, EWR, or BOS? Or fly through DUB, YYZ, or a relatively close hub like PHL? I live about 30 mins south of Hartford and most people I know do Boston if going overseas. ...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Your post made it even more confusing.

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42077

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I give this about 6 months until JetBlue kicks DL's behind there...then DL "un-focuses" AUS ... pretending it was never that big a deal to them anyway. Watch.
(Besides it'll be mostly RJs anyway).

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 62
Views: 4548

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

Many carriers have done variations on the NYC-BDL route in the past mostly for connections via JFK/LGA/EWR; not as an O & D market. Its been everything from Twin Otters up to L-1011s over the years! Nowadays (with the exception of anything overseas to speak of), you can fly nonstop outta BDL to ...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 7057

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

I see on their website they're offering IFP-PHX for $99. How long have they been flying that? That is not worth the airport hassle. It's not that bad of a drive. Having lived in northern AZ for years, I thought the same. Horrible flight time into IFP as aircraft flies IFP PHX RST PHX IFP. OK .. i'l...

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