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by graham697
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 28454

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

In re: Switching TPA to LHR from LGW. Words from my friends in their German counterpart is that they expect them to make the switch at some point. BA apparently was caught off guard how much business traffic LH is able to route through its a FRA hub. That said, could they do a split operation betwe...

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by graham697
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 28454

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

In re: Switching TPA to LHR from LGW. Words from my friends in their German counterpart is that they expect them to make the switch at some point. BA apparently was caught off guard how much business traffic LH is able to route through its a FRA hub. That said, could they do a split operation betwee...

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by graham697
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: MAD closed?

Looking at Flightaware... something must be going on. Nothing on twitter yet.

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by graham697
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11671

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

https://www.tampabay.com/business/icela ... -20190617/
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Looks like Icelandair is cancelling TPA and blaming the MAX for it. Hopefully, it means they can come back once that debacle is resolved.

https://www.tampabay.com/business/icela ... -20190617/

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by graham697
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82539

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Ishrion wrote:
https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/04/american-airlines-wont-fly-washington-dulles-london-heathrow/

Looks like IAD-LHR on AA won’t happen.


Argh. Can we get at least Iberia back at IAD?

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by graham697
Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16733

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

UA167 from Lisbon to IAD just attempted to divert to DCA. After going around once it landed at DCA just before a line of severe storms ripped through. Weather is the obvious reason, but has there been an international diversion like this before? Can CBP process these folks or do they have to get to...

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by graham697
Thu May 23, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11671

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

axiom wrote:
WK returns to 3w on ZRH-TPA next spring (alas, our neighbors to the east lose service for a few months).

Tomorrow is the inaugural TPA-AMS flight!


Wish I was there to see the inaugral flight. Going to follow the plane on its ferry down from ATL.

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by graham697
Tue May 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22544

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Honestly, maybe they should partner with Apple to develop a lightweight/futuristic IFE system. Utilize iPads and their existing DMA software that many in the entertainment industry already trusts. Go after Delta/Gogo with a solution from a company that they already have a Music partnership with and ...

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by graham697
Thu May 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 777
Views: 130007

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

The Overhaul is actually a complete gutting of the A321s. They’ve redone everything inside of the plane (including the galleys). The only thing missing is IFE at every seat (which management is thinking of adding at some point). Call me skeptical about that IFE comment... would love for to see a re...

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by graham697
Thu May 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 777
Views: 130007

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Heads up, the first LUS A321 that went through the Oasis retrofit... Tail #161. The first one to be delivered to US Airways in early 2000’s we know those ones were very very long in the tooth returns to service with new galleys/closets/power/seats/PRAM(boarding music/announcement system) tomorrow. ...

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by graham697
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11671

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

Per the Tampa Bay Business Journal, it looks like the new DL TPA-AMS route is going seasonal. Service will conclude in October and resume in April 2020.

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by graham697
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 37112

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

zuckie13 wrote:
Short of putting in landfill and adding a 1R/19L next to the existing runway, they will not be able to add capacity at that airport.


I think we would see the Sierra Club and Chesapeake Bay Foundation morph into a militia if that happened. :lol:

And thanks to all for the thoughtful responses!

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by graham697
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 37112

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Curious question for our more techincal folks, how much would MWAA need to extend DCA's 33 to make it at least consistently useable for the plethora of E175s at the field. I know hell would freeze over for any extension to happen, but just curious. That seems to be the only way to add any more slot ...

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by graham697
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11671

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

Could Level make a service work from the continent? bo)am Assuming they would fly out of their BCN base, I think not yet... While I'd love to see TPA be an international powerhouse, the market will be digesting the current European capacity for a while yet. It will be interesting to see what happen...

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by graham697
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11671

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

Not that B6 ever had a big market share on DCA-TPA, but it looks like they are dropping the route in favor of an expanded shuttle to BOS from DCA. Always sad to lose an option, even though I've never flown them on that route. Oops!

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by graham697
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11671

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

United Airlines to invest $33M in new facility at Tampa International Airport: https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2019/02/08/united-airlines-to-invest-33m-in-new-facility-at.html The article states The agreement, if approved, would last 20 years with two, five-year renewal options. Ground re...

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by graham697
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 37112

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Seems contrarian so far in this thread, but I still feel like AA will take over one LHR frequency allowing BA to deploy their assets elsewhere as part of the JV. As an AA Elite, it would be godsend.

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by graham697
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 32235

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Saw some interesting action the other day at DCA: 1) Rapidly shifting winds causing all the anticipated Rwy 1 departures to be rejected (10+ knot tail wind) and all the aircraft taxiied up 1/19 to prepare for Rwy 19 departures. Looked like a conga line. 2) Saw a departure off Rwy 22 for the first t...

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by graham697
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63902

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I wish they would bring weekend service back on DCA-SBY during the summers. Call it the beach express or bay bridge buster.

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by graham697
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 32235

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Things are going to dicey overnight it seems. Fingers crossed for anyone traveling through our airports tomorrow.

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by graham697
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 15145

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

AA's EYW cuts are pretty painful especially DCA-EYW. I hope this isn't a permanent realignment because the region has been bouncing back after the storm. Looks like I am moving over to Delta in the meantime.

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by graham697
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 12018

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

B6 definitely deserves the award so far for trying to operate as much of their schedule as possible. I can only imagine those E190s are a bit wobbly on approach.

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by graham697
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 12018

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

Quasi-anecdotal, but it seems like AA has largely given up on DCA ops today. I don't see many AA planes on their way to DCA.

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by graham697
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 12018

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

I just heard on atc that there is a ramp freeze at Dulles due to VIP movement for 20 minutes. Wonder what this could be? UA6320 diverting to PIT because of no landing traffic is allowed at IAD. My better half said that the President is flying out of Dulles today instead of Andrews. I thought that s...

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by graham697
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 12018

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

capitalflyer wrote:
Southwest is approaching

No dice, missed approach.


They are cleared for 33. That will be an interesting landing.

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by graham697
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 154
Views: 19645

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

Other than it being the new airplane (sort of, its still pretty much a 737.) why would they? I hope y'all don't honestly think Doug is going around trying out every seat, every lav, every airplane etc. etc. He has direct reports that have direct reports that have direct reports that do that. Over t...

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by graham697
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 37975

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

NK launching TPA-LAX and TPA-LAS. Hope it drives down DL's prices on TPA-LAX. Great news re LAX. It was disappointing to see AA drop the market after such a short trial. It's definitely long but not that thin of a market, so at the right fares NK could work. I concur about AA, but it was cut during...

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by graham697
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4409

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

A380 service to NRT?

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by graham697
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cusco Jetway Situation
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Re: Cusco Jetway Situation

Which airline were you on? I flew LATAM in July to CUZ and deplaned via the jet way. It was an amazing flight even if I thought we were going to land in someone's living room.

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by graham697
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 37975

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

I am not Alex or whoever you are referring to, no question it is a smaller airport than Miami or Orlando but your comments to make your point about it being smaller were unnecessary and downright rude, you can just state the obvious about it being a smaller airport without trying to be the big man ...

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by graham697
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 38
Views: 6222

Re: New AA paint status

A few points: ships 935-942 were originally delivered to AW not US. Of the 8 remaining legacy birds 2 of them 182 and 677 still have the classic 22F wide beige leather seats. The some of those have very low cycles since they have done LAX - Hawaii most of their life. All currently remaining B757 fr...

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by graham697
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 37975

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Wow no kidding, the user named UPS pilot really hates Tampa, funny thing is everything about that post was totally incorrect, and what does how good the sports teams have to do with possible growth of the airport? So were you at the airport in Tampa last Super Bowl? Ever see Greenbay, Pittsburgh, N...

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by graham697
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13747

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

With Washington I assume they'll mean Baltimore-Washington International airport. Dulles might be too expensive for them and Washington National too small. Baltimore has become the LCC airport for Washington. I wouldn't count MWAA out at trying to compete with BWI to get some Norwegian traffic at I...

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by graham697
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 5606

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

EYW does turn outs, if I am understanding the term properly.

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by graham697
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2016: AA Adds LAX-ANC
Replies: 74
Views: 10454

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2016: AA Adds LAX-ANC

FlyPNS1 wrote:
GSP psgr wrote:
It will be flown by an E175 which is better than the CRJ's that had previously flown it.


As a DCA EXP, I am dreaming of a station without CRJs. Bring us as many Republic E175s as they can muster, especially to DTW.

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by graham697
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saturday Only Flights
Replies: 37
Views: 10269

RE: Saturday Only Flights

AA @ <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> also has an assortment of Saturday/weekend only (mostly seasonally) destinations: 1. BDA 2. NAS 3. <acronym title="Key West - International (EYW / KEYW), USA - Florida">EYW</acronym> 4. MVY 5. <acron...

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by graham697
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Emergency Runway Closures
Replies: 35
Views: 9483

RE: TPA Emergency Runway Closures

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TVNWZ" class="quote" target="_blank">TVNWZ</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>And <acronym title="Tampa - International (Dre...

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by graham697
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Emergency Runway Closures
Replies: 35
Views: 9483

RE: TPA Emergency Runway Closures

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PIEAvantiP180" class="quote" target="_blank">PIEAvantiP180</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>I used to live in the area and t...

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by graham697
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Fleet Upgrade Plan
Replies: 62
Views: 13173

AA/US Fleet Upgrade Plan

Looks like the fleet upgrade plan at <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is starting to leak out. The article is kind of vague and I have yet to find an official press release. Highlights: 1. PTVs will continue to be installed on new aircraft, except for a 'handful.' 2. PMUS A319s ...

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by graham697
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Adds Agents At Charlotte Hub
Replies: 11
Views: 2224

RE: US Airways Adds Agents At Charlotte Hub

I wish they would add more agents at DCA

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by graham697
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US Computer Problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 2353

RE: More US Computer Problems?

Things were running fine at DCA this weekend, minus the lack of employees... but hey, whats new there

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by graham697
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cell Phone Lot At FLL Opens Today!
Replies: 11
Views: 7214

RE: New Cell Phone Lot At FLL Opens Today!

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by graham697
Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ernesto - Florida In Crosshairs
Replies: 27
Views: 4459

RE: Hurricane Ernesto - Florida In Crosshairs

They are now having non-residents and visitors evacuate from the Keys.

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by graham697
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA/CO New Uniforms
Replies: 39
Views: 7848

RE: AA/UA/CO New Uniforms

US Airways is in a desperate need of some flare, but I understand with their new ways that this is not a major cost to them. Although, if you are trying to build a new image as US Airways is; this is the most direct 'cheaper' change versus say a new Cabin.

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by graham697
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tampa Terminal D
Replies: 16
Views: 3204

RE: Tampa Terminal D

Presently, the HCAA is deciding whether to build the new control there or rebuild it as an airside in order to maximize space before spending a billion on a new terminal (which will happen anyways). Either way the building has to come down, so it is bitter sweet, but needed.

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by graham697
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4411

RE: US Airways Question

US Airways in <acronym title="Tampa - International (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym> has gate readers that they usually use as you give them the boarding pass (well sometimes, depends on the agent). <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> also has them and I have to say th...

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by graham697
Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways.com Not Showing Code-share Flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

RE: US Airways.com Not Showing Code-share Flights?

It seems that US Airways.com is starting to regain some composure, I was just able to book two one way tickets to different destinations all on East metal.

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by graham697
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways.com Not Showing Code-share Flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 5316

RE: US Airways.com Not Showing Code-share Flights?

I also can't book my one way ticket to DCA for the Fall semester and trying to get a hold of someone at tech support is about as easy as getting a good internet connection from Comcast.

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by graham697
Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To SRQ Official
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

RE: JetBlue To SRQ Official

jet Blue Press Release

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