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by ultrapig
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20504

747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

Don't see a thread for the 50th anniversary of the first test flight coming up next month-What was your first 747 flight or interesting anecdote? Mine was in 1972 Pan Am 747 100 JFK to Rome on a student fare where you bought the round trip ticket for $250./ or so but could not confirm a reservation ...

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by ultrapig
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An unfair comparison II - DC-7 vs. CV-880 vs. A220-100
Replies: 24
Views: 4432

Re: An unfair comparison II - DC-7 vs. CV-880 vs. A220-100

Thanks very much-Maybe you can point me to a thread or answer this question. I see that United is going to use the 787-10 to fly from the east to west coast. Comfort aside, what is the cost per seat mile on such a trip for the 787-10 versus a 737-900er?

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by ultrapig
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 220215

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I find the endless talk about TATL flights from St. Louis very interesting. Sure alot of people fly go to London from St. Louis but obviously not a plane full a day. If you were to get a non-stop to LHR, CDG , DUB or FRT. most of the passengers would connect. That's one stop service to most of Europ...

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by ultrapig
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Religious Woes Redux
Replies: 55
Views: 14611

Re: LY Religious Woes Redux

There is a difference between accommodating religious needs and the accommodatees being rude. I would never eat a ham sandwich next to an ultra orthodox Jew on the plane but I'm not moving from my assigned seat because of his belief that he can't fly on Sabbath. Many members of the Jewish faith, inc...

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by ultrapig
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clipped Wings at STL
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Clipped Wings at STL

WOW and STL just reported

Will WOW have the capacity to keep this route going?

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by ultrapig
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 16451

Re: WW ending STL

I live in St. Louis and I think this is good for Lambert. Maybe its backwards thinking. WOW is great if you want to go to Iceland. Its also pretty good if you want a real cheap trip to some European cities.. However we already have one stop service through Dulles, JFK, Newark etc which is better tha...

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by ultrapig
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 19936

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

I think the idea of a non-refundable ticket like at a concert makes sense however the answer is to make the tickets transferable.If I buy a ticket from ORD-LGA for $250. on line I need to put my passenger information into the website. There is no reason i should not be able resell the ticket on &quo...

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by ultrapig
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Delays 2-20
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: DFW Delays 2-20

I was stuck in DFW on Tuesday during some bad weather. Not fun but that's in no ones fault but did annoy me was that after incoming plane arrived and the pilots got on and we had to wait for FAs (all reasonable) we get on flight and have to wait for 25 minutes to be fueled. Does Atlantic SE have en...

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by ultrapig
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Delays 2-20
Replies: 2
Views: 513

DFW Delays 2-20

I was stuck in DFW on Tuesday during some bad weather. Not fun but that's in no ones fault but did annoy me was that after incoming plane arrived and the pilots got on and we had to wait for FAs (all reasonable) we get on flight and have to wait for 25 minutes to be fueled. Does Atlantic SE have eno...

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by ultrapig
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYTimes Article on Final 747 Flight 1-20-1018
Replies: 1
Views: 744

NYTimes Article on Final 747 Flight 1-20-1018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/busi ... light.html
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Today's Business Section has a big article. Probably nothing new for anetters but worth looking at the pictures and reading!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/busi ... light.html

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by ultrapig
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric Powered Jets
Replies: 26
Views: 3877

Re: Electric Powered Jets

tx for the intelligent responses and for not flaming me!

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by ultrapig
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric Powered Jets
Replies: 26
Views: 3877

Electric Powered Jets

I've assumed that stories about such a commercial plane are a pipe dream given battery weights and the need to have so much power to take off-However what would be the feasibility with current technology of having a plane which took off with conventional engines and then flew with electric ones on t...

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by ultrapig
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost to Land and Dispatch Comnmercial Aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Cost to Land and Dispatch Comnmercial Aircraft

There are many threads on operating costs but I see none on the cost of landing fees plus unloading and loading baggage plus other costs. I realize its different for different sized planes. Does anyone have an idea? or a site? I am asking because I'm interested in the all in costs of flying a route....

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by ultrapig
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 versus 777-8
Replies: 22
Views: 8769

787-10 versus 777-8

I don't see this discussed elsewhere-but the specs of the 787-10 seating 330 passengers versus the 777-8 seating 350 with ranges not that far apart seem to make the planes almost like a Buick and an Oldsmobile. I am sure I am missing something. Why would a buyer choose one over the other?. I realize...

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by ultrapig
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWA Seating
Replies: 21
Views: 2394

Re: SWA Seating

The wheelchair abuse happens on every airline, anywhere I've ever been in the world. So that being excepted, all the other things you mention are designed to improve the customer experience. Having family pre-board (even preteens) keeps families together and allows parents to do all the adjusting a...

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by ultrapig
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWA Seating
Replies: 21
Views: 2394

SWA Seating

I apologize if this belongs in a different forum or if its been of RECENT discussion. I flew STL/OAK last week. I paid for the pre check charge of $15 and got B-1-But with the plethora of preboards and families it was hardly worth the cost Some Observations and I know SWA monitors this forum: 1. The...

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by ultrapig
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 67578

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

good point Jshank

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by ultrapig
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 67578

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Wow. Can't believe the negativity about an airport getting an international airline to start service. Because it isn't the right type of airline? Really? Sad. Because its not really an international flight except to Iceland. Yes it will be nice to take a trip there in the next few yearsd without ch...

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by ultrapig
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 42875

Re: Future of 777X

How does the expected performance of the 787-10 compare to the the 777-8? I know the latter is bigger-but in therms of initial capital cost-and CSM what's the difference?

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by ultrapig
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 67578

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

WOW and WN I think the subsidy given to WOW is an example of the backwards thinking of our leaders here in STL. We ALREADY have on stop service to Europe! You change in JFK, ORD EWR or IAD. Changing at KEF might be faster if there are no hickups but there are lmited connections. I agree with other p...

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by ultrapig
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Comfort WN 300 v 700 v. 800
Replies: 9
Views: 1637

Passenger Comfort WN 300 v 700 v. 800

Could not find a topic on point but I probably missed it. If I did please direct me. I've been on all three. The 800 "appears" more comfortable but is that just because of the look of the interior and not because the seats are any better or have better pitch?

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by ultrapig
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 17009

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

If you're not going to match NK/F9 pricing on the same routes, I don't see how this will appeal to anyone. If current AA/UA pricing is $40-50 more than NK/F9, but included carry on, it makes sense to take them. If AA/UA pricing is $40-50 more + you have to pay for carry on, what's my incentive to f...

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by ultrapig
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Allegiant Checkin
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Allegiant Checkin

On SWA it makes sense to check in as soon as possible to get a goodles boarding number. I am wondering if the opposite is true on Allegiant sof you might be assigned an unsold front seat if the cheap seats are taken

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by ultrapig
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin/Destination Schedules
Replies: 14
Views: 2005

Re: Origin/Destination Schedules

Thanks for the interesting and informative responses.

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by ultrapig
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin/Destination Schedules
Replies: 14
Views: 2005

Origin/Destination Schedules

I'll try to describe my question as best as possible. I understand that in a round trip the is an originating and destination flight but it originates in one of the cities. However there are clearly some City pairs where, although the flights have equal numbers of passengers,-most of the trips origi...

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by ultrapig
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load Factor Specific WN Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Load Factor Specific WN Flight

1. Wanna get away fares generally disappear based on time not load factor. 2. I absolutely despise people who try to block others from using the middle seat by palcing their belongings on it. It also pisses me off when Party a gets on and "saves a seat. My wife is A preferred and I refuse to al...

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by ultrapig
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load Factor Specific WN Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Load Factor Specific WN Flight

Is there any way for an ordinary person to determine how full an upcoming WN flight is going to be as of a few days before the flight? I know one can make an educated guess based on unassigned seats for the legacy airlines by checking "available seats" (and yes i know that might be accurat...

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by ultrapig
Wed May 25, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Receives Its First 787
Replies: 37
Views: 9453

RE: Air China Receives Its First 787

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by ultrapig
Tue May 03, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Student Stand By Fares Of The 60's
Replies: 7
Views: 3433

Student Stand By Fares Of The 60's

I'm older than most a.netters and know that there have been questions over the years about stand by fares during the 60's I thought some would be interested in the attached which I wrote for Travels with Darley. Imagine a world where fares were printed on paper schedules! <a href="http://www.travels...

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by ultrapig
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA's N694SW 737-300 Will Set Records
Replies: 34
Views: 13269

RE: SWA's N694SW 737-300 Will Set Records

Here is some back of the envelope calculations to show what a good investment this plane was for <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym>. The list price for 737 was $46m in 1999 which is the earliest year I can find. Using that number even though this plane was bought in 1985 and the certainty tha...

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by ultrapig
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Buys Second-hand 777 For Just $7.7 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 36491

RE: DL Buys Second-hand 777 For Just $7.7 Million

Does the $7M include engines and if so what is the cost to "overhaul' them? How long does this whole procedure take and will an airline generally then own the plane or sell and lease back?
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by ultrapig
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-Stop V. Tech Stop
Replies: 2
Views: 3165

Non-Stop V. Tech Stop

I see this was discussed many years ago but wonder if newer more efficient planes change the answer Most passengers prefer a nonstop and most prefer a nonstop without a delay for a tech stop. However-on a flight of for instance 14 hours. Assuming there is a place to stop on the way without a detour ...

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by ultrapig
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Christie To UA: No Cuba From EWR
Replies: 64
Views: 16846

RE: Gov Christie To UA: No Cuba From EWR

If he doesn't get his way perhaps he will reduce the number of tollboths at the EWR Turnpike exit to one.

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by ultrapig
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 800 Rotations
Replies: 8
Views: 2455

RE: WN 800 Rotations

SKC: Thanks for your direct and informative answer and thanks for not calling me a moron!

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by ultrapig
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 800 Rotations
Replies: 8
Views: 2455

WN 800 Rotations

I was on a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> 800 from <acronym title="Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International (Regional) (RSW / KRSW), USA - Florida">RSW</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> and wa...

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by ultrapig
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Website Down
Replies: 35
Views: 5455

RE: WN Website Down

It's still down. Big problem

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by ultrapig
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Website Down
Replies: 35
Views: 5455

WN Website Down

Has this ever happened to SWA? They invented on line booking

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by ultrapig
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD83 On ORD-PDX Today
Replies: 36
Views: 7678

RE: AA MD83 On ORD-PDX Today

Most of you A.netters probably don't remember Astronaut Pete Conrad's newspaper ads for the Super 80s in the early 80's. My first ride on one was on a Ozark airlines one class plane which still featured a smoking section.http://www.vintagepaperads.com/1981-McDonnell-Douglas-Super-80-Jet-Ad--Pete-Con...

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by ultrapig
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL And UA Also Cut TLV Or Maintain Service?
Replies: 81
Views: 14613

RE: Will DL And UA Also Cut TLV Or Maintain Service?

Just saw this speculative article on Haaretz--- <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/business/.premium-1.672539?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook" target="_blank">http://www.haaretz.com/business/.pre..._medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook</a> It suggests that American d...

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by ultrapig
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways 747 Question?
Replies: 38
Views: 7843

RE: Kuwait Airways 747 Question?

Moderator-I tried to delete my test post- and can't figure out how-please delete this. sorry for the trouble

[Edited 2015-08-10 04:43:31]

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by ultrapig
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: AA MD-80s Gone By End Of 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 13775

RE: OFFICIAL: AA MD-80s Gone By End Of 2017

Ok top this-Who remembers the Ads starring Astronaut Pete Conrad plugging the DC-9 Super 80's in the Wall Street Journal about 1980. I also remember Crandall(sp?) saying that the 80's would delvier a 5% operating profit and that American would never order planes that cold not deliver that margin. Of...

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by ultrapig
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: ET Takes Remaining 787 "Teens"
Replies: 49
Views: 20840

RE: Report: ET Takes Remaining 787 "Teens"

Tell us less educated a.netters. How overweight are the planes? Do I assume correctly: Since the plane is x pounds overweight can it still stake off with the same number of passengers but it may not have the ability to fly longer routes because it cannot haul enough fuel>> If so how much does this r...

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by ultrapig
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells LHR Slot Pair For US$60MM
Replies: 80
Views: 19881

RE: SAS Sells LHR Slot Pair For US$60MM

If a slot pair has a time pegged to it what happens if the flight is delayed for 2-3 hours either way-does the flight have to be cancelled?

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by ultrapig
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells LHR Slot Pair For US$60MM
Replies: 80
Views: 19881

RE: SAS Sells LHR Slot Pair For US$60MM

Let's do some simple math- Assume 365 take offs and landing. Also assume the plane used would be a 250 seat plane of some kind. That's 2 x 365 x 250 or 182,500 passengers max. That means that over a ten year period the spot would service about 1.5M passengers assuming an 82% load factor. So if you a...

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by ultrapig
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Searching Multiple Time Affect Fare?
Replies: 3
Views: 3211

Can Searching Multiple Time Affect Fare?

I've been checking on a couple of fares out of St. Louis for a non holiday weekend in March and was surprised at the fare levels even though it appears there are plenty of seats on the planes. Not happy but that's life. However-even although its still about 7 weeks out the fares seem to be creeping ...

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by ultrapig
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 747, Icon Or Relic?
Replies: 41
Views: 8605

RE: Boeing 747, Icon Or Relic?

Ignoring the capital costs. How much more is the CASM for a 777-er than a 747-400. Is the reduced operatuing cost for a 777 so much that an airline with a fully paid for 747-that was worth let's say $35M on the secondary market be better off keeping it and flyingiversus buying a new 777?

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by ultrapig
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 36
Replies: 205
Views: 61892

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 36

It looks like Boeing is close to having assembled (not delivered) 250 Dreamliners-

Lockheed only built 250TriStars during its entire run of a much longer time.

With all the problems Boeing is turning out the planes at an unheard of clip for a widebody.

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by ultrapig
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes 19/9 Seater DEN To Cheyenne
Replies: 23
Views: 5456

Great Lakes 19/9 Seater DEN To Cheyenne

A Friend boarded this flight and noted 10 of the 19 seats either removed or blocked. The Pilot told him that new regualtions required more experienced pilots to fly planes with ten or more seats so that <acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym> ...

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by ultrapig
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sports Charter Flight Number
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

Sports Charter Flight Number

UA Flight 1806 leaving <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> about now and arriving later this afternoon in St. Louis is a 767-400 and I assume its the Giants coming here to lose the first two of the Championship series. I checked for "past fligh...

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by ultrapig
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela Accuses Airlines Of Economic War
Replies: 47
Views: 9738

RE: Venezuela Accuses Airlines Of Economic War

This country has a lot bigger problems than air service! This one is a real problem!!!!


http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/17/news...lant-shortage-venezuela/index.html

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