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by hondah35
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 7268

Re: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult

The horse incident was when this all collapsed into farce. Nobody involved seemed to realize it, but that incident basically made the flight crew look like fools for allowing that obvious safety hazard to occur. It also betrayed the entire US aviation safety regulatory structure as useless and impot...

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by hondah35
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 15876

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

[ There's no doubt that Kirby's arrival at UA coincided with the company really hitting its stride. Many wonder if he was really the brains behind the Parker-Kirby operation. codc: I remember reading an interview with Doug Parker after Scott Kirby. Parker said he fired Kirby and something like it w...

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by hondah35
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50358

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Delta 321 is horrible. Extremely tight and the lavatories are in the galley! DL and UA have had the slim lavatories for years now and no one says anything. But for some reason when AA does it everyone gets upset. Passengers could take a dump in the aisle on a DL plane and there would still be a fan...

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by hondah35
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 8494

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

You used to be able to use a drinking fountain or sit down at a restaurant and get a glass of water. Now newer terminals don't have drinking fountains and a lot of the sit down restaurants have been replaced with quick serve places with the same generic selection of single use plastic drinks. If we ...

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by hondah35
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 10482

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

But.....everyone on a.net told me that PHX was going to be dehubbed as the weak link in the AA network.....

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by hondah35
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18659

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Seattle has definitely always punched above its weight in population when it comes to corporate presence and cultural amenities (King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties combined still have less people than metro Phoenix), and that is paying off now in ever increasing air service.

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by hondah35
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14057

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Even the smoking room at LAS has been closed for close to 10 years or more now so this is not that big of a deal. Although I always find it humorous when the simpletons come out in force and condemn smoking tobacco due to the health effects and yet will smoke marijuana even in light of its obvious ...

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by hondah35
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14057

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Even the smoking room at LAS has been closed for close to 10 years or more now so this is not that big of a deal. Although I always find it humorous when the simpletons come out in force and condemn smoking tobacco due to the health effects and yet will smoke marijuana even in light of its obvious n...

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by hondah35
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20788

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

The reactions on here don't surprise me. Very few people know how to actually relax anymore. Reclining = bad. Filling your personal space with a laptop, etc to do meaningless work en route = good. So those who actually want to rest a little en route get the pleasure of nodding their head forward int...

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by hondah35
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launching to Porto
Replies: 32
Views: 7670

Re: Emirates launching to Porto

Does Porto really need a ME3 connection? Why does this feel like we're in one big air travel bubble that is going to pop with tremendous effect?

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by hondah35
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16387

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Being awake for takeoff is a requirement now? Am I missing something? I've probably slept through dozens of takeoffs. No but a decent chance of being roused isn't unreasonable. The passenger had taken sleeping pills, if these had made him sleepy to the point of being difficult to awaken (think emer...

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by hondah35
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 97
Views: 23884

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

I still trust AMLO many times more than any of the other players involved in this, although I am sure he is far from perfect. AMLO is contending that the "secret plan" was that once the new airport is built and they shut down the old one, there was an agreement that private companies would...

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by hondah35
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 97
Views: 23884

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Since this involves Mexico, the only thing you can be sure of is that whatever story is told as the reasoning for events is just the cover story, and the real truth lurks somewhere deep beneath the apparent surface of things.

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by hondah35
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 113
Views: 23233

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

The only route that Wow will be flying soon is the route to the bankruptcy court. After the bond issue trial balloon drama over the past few months and then these route cuts let's not kid ourselves into thinking this airline is long for this world.

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by hondah35
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 13864

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

This is an extremely misleading thread starter extrapolated from an absurd article by Bill Murphy. Doug Parker never said "our crowded planes are much more comfortable". What he did say, and it happens to be true, is that new generation slimline seats at 30 inches of pitch provide more le...

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by hondah35
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 13864

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

Apologies if it's been discussed, I looked and Googled, didn't see it mentioned; Doug Parker says reducing legroom on his planes has made them more comfortable. https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/american-airlines-seat-pitch-basic-economy-doug-parker-2018.html Doug needs to set aside the Kool-Aid. ...

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by hondah35
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 13120

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

The only thing loonier than this that I’ve read on here lately is 80 million passengers a year connecting thru a mythical airport in Ethiopia. That story worried me. When industry conversation turns to an 80M pax connecting hub in Ethiopia, one has to think we might be on the brink of an implosion ...

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by hondah35
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 13120

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Are you like 12 years old and just looked on Google maps and saw a big wooded island in Puget Sound? What garbage.

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by hondah35
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38516

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Primera will end up being the canary in the coal mine. The great TATL low-cost experiment is unraveling and WOW and Norwegian will be the next to fold. Eventually, LEVEL will shrink back into irrelevance once IAG views the low-cost threat to be in the past, just like they did with OpenSkies once the...

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by hondah35
Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 191: 30 Years Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 20368

RE: Delta 191: 30 Years Ago

I was 8 years old and we were heading north on Belt Line Road in Irving heading toward Irving Mall for dinner when we saw the smoke. We were only 7-8 miles from the crash and saw the smoke but it wasn't clear that it was a crash because the thunderstorm didn't appear that big or threatening when we ...

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by hondah35
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NBC News: The Cult Of PDX Carpet, May It RIP
Replies: 44
Views: 12795

RE: NBC News: The Cult Of PDX Carpet, May It RIP

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SLCUT2777" class="quote" target="_blank">SLCUT2777</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>When a brunette twentysomething chick ...

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by hondah35
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2015 Airline Industry Predictions
Replies: 124
Views: 19117

RE: 2015 Airline Industry Predictions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hondah35" class="quote" target="_blank">hondah35</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>1. A large consumer backlash occurs agains...

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by hondah35
Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2015 Airline Industry Predictions
Replies: 124
Views: 19117

RE: 2015 Airline Industry Predictions

1. A large consumer backlash occurs against the continued "optimization" of seat size and pitch which puts a halt to any further modifications in in the coach cabin and may reverse changes already put into place. 2. A small-to-moderate reduction in air travel disturbs the delicate economic situation...

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by hondah35
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Seeking 30 Gates At SEA
Replies: 134
Views: 26093

RE: Delta Seeking 30 Gates At SEA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/questions" class="quote" target="_blank">questions</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>In the article, Anderson stated, "...a...

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by hondah35
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trimming CLT International Routes
Replies: 128
Views: 20326

RE: AA Trimming CLT International Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ipodguy7" class="quote" target="_blank">ipodguy7</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>Why cater to the low-yield pax funneled ...

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by hondah35
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix/Arizona Aviation Thread Part 10
Replies: 201
Views: 16750

RE: Phoenix/Arizona Aviation Thread Part 10

Has anyone else noticed that the concourses at <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> (especially low and high A) are becoming obscenely crowded around the hub banks? God forbid you get off of a flight and have to connect because many times there are zero empty chairs. I'm tired o...

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by hondah35
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Aeromexico Permanently Cancelling PHX?
Replies: 27
Views: 4034

RE: Is Aeromexico Permanently Cancelling PHX?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MayaviaERJ190" class="quote" target="_blank">MayaviaERJ190</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Maybe it takes a Mexican to do...

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by hondah35
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Switch To Banked Hub At MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 12502

AA's Switch To Banked Hub At MIA

I know this is old news and I tried to search and see if there was an existing post, but does anyone else think that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s decision to move to a more "banked" hub schedule at <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan Ame...

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by hondah35
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Sabre Or Shares?
Replies: 21
Views: 7032

RE: New AA Sabre Or Shares?

It has always amazed me how an industry that is so technologically advanced in many areas thinks it is perfectly reasonable that the primary candidate for the operating/resevations system of what will probably be the country's largest airline was first penciled out on a cocktail napkin back in 1959.

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by hondah35
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/29/2012: DL/LH/NK/UA
Replies: 52
Views: 11044

RE: OAG Changes 6/29/2012: DL/LH/NK/UA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>US <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harb...

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by hondah35
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Wings Head Beaten By OGG Security In 2005?
Replies: 5
Views: 3006

RE: Pacific Wings Head Beaten By OGG Security In 2005?

Pacific Wings was always great. Back when I used to vacation in Hawaii quite a bit, we would always take advantage of their low fares. Frequently, the three of us in our party would have the 1st <acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym>-KOA flight of the day to ourselves. Thr...

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by hondah35
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/8/2012:DL/UA/US
Replies: 46
Views: 10821

RE: OAG Changes 6/8/2012:DL/UA/US

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>US <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harb...

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by hondah35
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/AA Potential Merger: Potential Hubs/Networks?
Replies: 155
Views: 19463

US/AA Potential Merger: Potential Hubs/Networks?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jamake1" class="quote" target="_blank">jamake1</a> (<a href="#84" class="quote">Reply 84</a>):<br/><i>Disagree with you there buddy. <acronym ti...

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by hondah35
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Does LAX Sit As A Hub And Whos Hub Is It?
Replies: 58
Views: 13734

RE: Where Does LAX Sit As A Hub And Whos Hub Is It?

As it is currently configured, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> will never be a major hub for any airline. The discussions on here about <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> supplanting <acr...

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by hondah35
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Us Airways Possible Midwest Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 8943

RE: Us Airways Possible Midwest Expansion

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usxguy" class="quote" target="_blank">usxguy</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>didn't <acronym title="Mesa Airlines (USA)">...

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by hondah35
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AA Every Fly From JFK To PHX?
Replies: 16
Views: 6589

RE: Will AA Every Fly From JFK To PHX?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Byrdluvs747" class="quote" target="_blank">Byrdluvs747</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Honestly, I can't remember the exact...

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by hondah35
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Was It Like To Fly On PSA Or Air Cal?
Replies: 8
Views: 9348

RE: How Was It Like To Fly On PSA Or Air Cal?

I don't remember anything too special about <acronym title="Pisa - San Giusto / Galileo Galilei (PSA / LIRP), Italy">PSA</acronym>. Pretty standard flying. Of course back then you used travel agents for most vacations, so I remember that the travel agent I used would book <acronym title="Pisa - San ...

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by hondah35
Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Future Longhaul Service
Replies: 62
Views: 6178

RE: US Future Longhaul Service

How about just something simple like <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>? <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is starting a 737, where was US? ...

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by hondah35
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Critical Evaluation Of Mexicos Aviation Business
Replies: 46
Views: 3661

RE: Critical Evaluation Of Mexicos Aviation Business

The biggest obstacle to the Mexican carriers is the airport and highway infrastructure itself like many have mentioned. <acronym title="Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International) (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym> could be be serving as a huge Latin American gateway airport given its lo...

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by hondah35
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Super Elite Status
Replies: 9
Views: 8499

RE: Air Canada Super Elite Status

I was bumped up from Prestige to Elite 2 years ago and I was 850 miles short. But then again, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> probably saw i was booking a lot of full fare <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - Les...

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by hondah35
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Aeromexico!
Replies: 51
Views: 8476

RE: The New Aeromexico!

One more thing......I used to book <acronym title="Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International) (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym>-LZC ( I visit LZC every month or so) through <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym>'s codeshare with <acronym title="Aeromar (Mexico)">VW</acronym>. But I w...

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by hondah35
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Aeromexico!
Replies: 51
Views: 8476

RE: The New Aeromexico!

If <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> is going to compete effectively in the US-Mexico market, it has to get operations like <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> right. I fly <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> every 2 weeks <acronym ti...

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