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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta post Q1 Loss
Replies: 31
Views: 4582

Re: Delta post Q1 Loss

Citizens United means they get to weigh in on sociopolitical issues.

Let's also be honest here, and remember that a company will align it's values with what it believes it's target market wants.

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 625
Views: 112493

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

It’s a total WAG, but I wonder if they won’t bring back some/all of the parked 717’s, at least for the short-to-mid term?

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by NWAESC
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 21
Views: 2173

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

Employee lot at my airport is a 4 minute walk to the terminal. 1st parking pass is free, 2nd is $5/year.

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by NWAESC
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 625
Views: 112493

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

What's happening tomorrow (Thursday)?

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 202
Views: 13284

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

speedbird52 wrote:
And on the other hand I do not know anyone with any sort of long term effects, or anyone who has died. Anecdotes are terrible evidence


Lucky you. I sincerely hope it stays that way. You're an exception and not the rule.

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by NWAESC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 202
Views: 13284

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

No one will get "fired" for it. Companies will simply change their terms of employment to require vaccination. Your choices as an employee will be to either accept those terms or withhold your labor and separate from the company.

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13466

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

But they dismissed it at every turn. Ed said they weren't fair to the Delta Family, and we WON'T do them. The Flt Ops leaders mocked the concept in a town hall, saying "what's a SILs?" translation: "We don't want the AFA gaining any more ground than they already have." I initial...

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13466

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

If you want to fire the CEO of every carrier than has cancelled a hundred flights due to its own failures you won't have any major carrier CEOs left. AA MD-80 wiring bundles, US/HP res system software integration, UA router connectivity, WN missed hydraulic systems inspections... I'm not sure why y...

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13466

Re: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?

This was all about optics to Flight Attendants, Ramp Agents and Mechanics. All of which don't have the staffing and training realities that pilots have. But the perception of pilots keeping their jobs, getting paid leaves etc, would create a perception that non- union work groups weren't given as m...

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13466

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

Since Delta now has pilots who are not current what was the point of the deal? Was it simply for the headlines Delta avoids involuntary furloughs and the good press those headlines generated? Pretty much, but not before holding layoffs over the heads of the (unionized) pilots as an example for othe...

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by NWAESC
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 514
Views: 46416

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

At one point. Maybe intermittently; I'm not questioning your command of fact!. But they weren't sustained even 5x weekly. (I recall vividly - What do you mean I need to connect in MSP?) Well now my curiosity is piqued, and I'm going to have to do some digging! SJC DTW came and went a couple of time...

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by NWAESC
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4048

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

. Uber needs to put the safety of its employees (contractors) in front of the line, otherwise, its brand will take a hit. I agree with you. Unfortunately, no one cares about this sort of thing. Sure, they'll say it was bad, maybe put a "sad" emoji on a thread discussing it, but they'll go...

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 514
Views: 46416

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

NW ran both at one point.

IIRC, at merger time NW was still running DTW-SNA. Not sure about SJC.

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 birdstrike at SLC
Replies: 29
Views: 4897

Re: Delta 757 birdstrike at SLC

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777Mech wrote:
This is a huge reason why contributors are leaving (HKcanada, Enilria etc). What a fall for this site.


For those that may be interested, Enilria is over on Patreon now and putting out lots of good stuff.


https://www.patreon.com/Enilria

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 514
Views: 46416

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

[twoid][/twoid] There is a lot of room for improvement that Delta can make. I think they need to just focus on being an airline and concentrate on turning a profit and expanding and building new routes and step away from social and political matters. I would love to see Delta make a bigger push into...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 39545

Re: What is Delta Doing?

Runway765 wrote:
I think if AA can go through another Chapter 11 and restructure their debt, they'll be in the best position long-term coming out of this.


Hoping a company goes BK as strategic play is an interesting take.

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 5088

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

masonh2479 wrote:
What do you guys think the likelihood of Southwest starting service to ATW, GRB, or MSN is?


Before this year, I would have just laughed the idea off. In 2021, anything's possible.

I think MSN is too close to MKE, MDW, and ORD for their liking, but...

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by NWAESC
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 5673

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

Went out to eat last night, and happened upon the rally in my city getting ready to march. Good crowd, good energy. It's was heartening to see.

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by NWAESC
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2617

Re: UA Maintenance Bases

Thank you!

(I mean, I did ask. Lol. )

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by NWAESC
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2617

Re: UA Maintenance Bases

Awesome, thank you!

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by NWAESC
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 5088

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

Today out of MKE Delta is flying a 757 to ORD, definitely a charter of some sort but cool to see a plane so big on a route dominated by CRJs. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8838/history/20210318/1630Z/KMKE/KORD Most likely a repo flight to start an NBA charter. I believe WN and DL used to h...

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?
Replies: 59
Views: 9093

Re: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?

If, as was likely in 2020, VS collapsed, then Delta becomes badly outgunned in the London market, they return to being a poor third against BA/AA and UA almost overnight, the VS loyalty base is up for grabs and hard fought market share vanishes. We all love getting very angry at things in 2021, per...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 625
Views: 112493

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

With some of these NBs exiting storage, hopefully more cities will see a return of mainline A/C. My station is “all CRJ, all the time” right now...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2617

Re: UA Maintenance Bases

Not all of these stations have hangars but UA does line maintenance at: https://www.unitedtechops.com/line-maintenance This link mentions a hangar at PDX. Does anyone know where it is? I know they used to hardstand planes at the end of the E concourse and work on them, but that was all they had whe...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 5088

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

It's been wild watching ATW make a decent run at the #2 airport in WI.

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by NWAESC
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 8692

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

They can throw all the tantrums they want. The rest of us are moving on-- with or without them.

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by NWAESC
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 26490

Re: AA large AUS expansion

kavok wrote:

This is true. Which is why I am surprised DL isn’t doing a better job of defending places like IND, CMH, MKE, etc. where geography can work to their advantage.


Time to dust off the "Heartland station" playbook!

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by NWAESC
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your favorite pens (writing)?
Replies: 30
Views: 1283

Re: What are your favorite pens (writing)?

Pilot G2 (07). When I find a pen that doesn't smear, I tend to stick with it.

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by NWAESC
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 26490

Re: AA large AUS expansion

"Fortune favors the bold."

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 2649

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

Its frustrating that simply being skeptical of edicts from scientific or medical “experts” automatically causes one to be labeled as “anti-science.” Sadly, there's now an entrenched narrative that the experts are not be questioned and that there is only one side to the story. That's because most of...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2629

Re: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?

MSP-PSC on a CRJ900 had to feel interminable. I'm sure the E75 is a little better.

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 2649

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

Aaron747 wrote:
Amazing that so many here defend this anti-science, anti-expertise mindset when science and engineering brought into being the machines this site pays homage to.


The dissonance is really something, isn't it?

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 2649

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

seb146 wrote:
Anyway, we went to the last county to have no covid cases and they still required masks


Just out of curiosity, which one was it? My money would've been on Harney but that's not central...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 5088

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

I stand corrected, and thanks! Wouldn't have seen that one coming.

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 5088

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

[quote="HCLF" With the introduction of ATW-CLT and ATW-SAV in the last couple of months, ATW will have 14 non-stop destinations.[/quote] Who's flying ATW-SAV? I'm assuming this is through flight (ATW-XXX-SAV)... Has anybody noticed ATW's growing lead over GRB? Seems like just a few years a...

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by NWAESC
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1102
Views: 121171

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

Wneast wrote:
I see a dark horse of a Hawaii flight from BLI


Did G4 ever try this? I'm pretty sure they did EUG-HNL?

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by NWAESC
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1102
Views: 121171

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

Does EUG have enough gate space? I'm sure its not too difficult for them to expand since they aren't exactly space constrained, but back in the early 2010s I was flying into EUG a bunch and its not like they had plenty of gate or counter space back then, and service has double or tripled since with...

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by NWAESC
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1102
Views: 121171

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

For me this is an interesting dynamic in the markets like EUG that aren't big tourist destinations. From a network perspective, WN ex-EUG will be a lot closer to a legacy than to G4 (good luck flying EUG-CHI, NYC, or ATL on G4). I'm not sure that sort of market is large enough for WN and G4 to coex...

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7950

Re: Delta MEC Letter

+1 There are 8 levels of mgmt. between me and the C-Suite. For a company that prides itself on "flexibility," that's a lot of layers. Regarding the idea of retention: It's worth noting that for months, the company told employees that separating from the company was the single biggest thing...

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5925

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Masks are not political at all in Taiwan - probably why they were able to fully reopen last summer. :sarcastic: The only people making masks political are those who didn't pass high school biology. Instead of making wild assumptions, why don't you simply ask a medical professional why masks may be ...

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 5490

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

Man, imagine a world where conservatives didn't constantly play the victim or traffic in performative outrage!

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5925

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

AirWorthy99 wrote:
Wow, was I ever so wrong.


You still are. (shrugs)

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7950

Re: Delta MEC Letter

I can tell you with 100% certainty that Grade 9 in TechOps did not get a payout. The payouts were to grades 7-8-10-11-12 and above. Grade 9 has historically been an outlier and not included in MIP because it is tied to the AMT pay scale. This was done because there would be little incentive to adva...

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7950

Re: Delta MEC Letter

OSMs are grade 7S. This program addresses Grade 8 and up.

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7950

Re: Delta MEC Letter

B757Forever wrote:
Allow me to add some clarification. I was speaking mainly about the lower-level managers (baggage supervisors, ramp supervisors etc) who went to work every day of the pandemic and worked harder than ever before.


The people listed above aren't getting these bonuses.

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/2/2021:AA+ORD-BIL/FAT/GEG/ONT/SBA; B6+BOI,LGADEN,EWR-ACK/ANU/BQN/MVY/POP/SEA/STT/UVF; DL+CNY/DRO/LNK
Replies: 51
Views: 13078

Re: OAG Changes 3/2/2021:AA+ORD-BIL/FAT/GEG/ONT/SBA; B6+BOI,LGA,DEN,EWR-ACK/ANU/BQN/MVY/POP/SEA/STT/UVF; DL+CNY/DRO/LNK

**DL LNK-MSP MAY 0>0.4[3] JUN 0>2[1.5] JUL 0>2[1.0] AUG 0>2[0] SEP 0>2[0] OCT 0>2[0] NOV 0>2[0] DEC 0>2[0]


It's nice to see points being added back into the network.

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20843

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Holy cow. That quite literally could have resulted in the airplane crashing. If true, that almost requires some criminal charges to the deicing crew who released that airplane in that condition. That's not fudging the bag count by 1 bag, that is downright scary. I'd say it definitely requires charg...

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5925

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

When it comes to the "health experts" and their ultra-cautious approach you'll be waiting forever to get the go head to get back to normal. Folks like Fauci keep moving the goal posts (he's now saying we'll need to wear masks through 2022). Part of that is driven by our complete inability...

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by NWAESC
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb
Replies: 46
Views: 2623

Re: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb

"Trash Panda Town" has a nice ring to it.

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by NWAESC
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to ATA Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 5307

Re: What happened to ATA Airlines?

Google and Wikipedia are your friend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATA_Airlines What would we all do without such helpful comments? The poster opens an aviation related topic about a fairly obscure airline, this forum is and always has been probably the most comprehensive source of information for...

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