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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1592

Re: Why Exit immigration?

I would somewhat argue that the US doesn't have formal exit control because US citizens don't like being "tracked". I imagine that there are many Americans that would have an issue if a CBP officer was asking them why they were leaving the country, where they were going, etc. It's essentia...

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by USAirALB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16090

Re: American A333s

The original US Airways seats have long been removed and fitted with a more slimline seat. http://londonspotter.co.uk/flight-report-american-airlines-airbus-a330-300-london-philadelphia/ Those are actually US Airways seats that were installed when the aircraft was refurbished and received Envoy Sui...

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 6392

Demise of WN in the PNW

My apologies if this has been discussed before (I'm sure it probably was already in some WN-related thread). I seemed to recall that WN once had a somewhat robust intra-PNW network. I recall them flying: GEG-PDX/SEA/SLC SLC-BOI/RNO/SEA/PDX PDX-BOI/RNO BOI-SEA/RNO RNO-SEA What caused WN to discontinu...

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by USAirALB
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 52
Views: 3081

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

EK still flies JFK-MXP.

I believe SQ also did NYC-BRU at one point. In addition to EWR-ARN, I think MH might have down NYC-DXB.

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by USAirALB
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 5675

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

IIRC, the LAA A321s are already at 30 inches but have PTVs. I think the PTVs will be ripped out starting next year. I realize that I may be in the minority but I would rather have only the bulkhead and exit rows be MCE and then have the rest of the cabin be at 32 inches. I really enjoy the new build...

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by USAirALB
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 5675

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

Adding inseat power and reducing the seat pitch in Y from 32 inches to 30 inches.

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by USAirALB
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

usflyer msp wrote:
I don't get the seasonal part. GDL is not a beach market at all.

Probably they have a hunch that Volaris won't last longer than May, and then AA can just exit the market ASAP once the "season" ends.

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by USAirALB
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

will be a good east coast gateway for GDL. this paired with CLT-MEX moving up to double daily soon is impressive Double-daily year round? The route has always been twice daily during Thanksgiving and Christmas-usually an AM departure and then an evening departure. IIRC, the route may have operated ...

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by USAirALB
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

AA will probably kick Volaris off the route and then cancel CLT-GDL themselves.

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15464

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

These American flights did just fine under US Airways / Star Alliance until the moment the flights were no longer Star Alliance flights. It's not just Germany. IIRC American is quite weak into Amsterdam too. For the same reason. The market leader is Skyteam, and American isn't in Skyteam. We might ...

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 469
Views: 32402

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

I wonder if they could get cape air to operate a BOS-ALB-BUF flight 2 or three times a day, with their C402s. I personally feel that to be profitable, it would have to be operated by a jet aircraft. No businessperson is going to want to sit in a Cessna for 90 minutes when a jet could accomplish the...

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 469
Views: 32402

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

I find it interesting that ALB-BUF service can't seem to work. One would think that a flight would work between NY's second largest city and its state capital. It's nearly a 4.5 hour drive sans traffic, making day trips not feasibly possible. Train service isn't really fast and is often times slower...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14673

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

One thing that interests me is that when WN started service to ALB/PVD/BUF/MHT/BDL, all of the stations received service to the WN's Western focus cities. ALB got LAS, and I believe every other station got service to both LAS and PHX. Most of these were flown for 10-12 years, and then were slowly di...

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10181

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

HP would not have been that far behind US had the merger not happened. Do a search for Project Zanzibar . I don't think Microsoft Surface tablets or mousepads would have saved the airline. The technology came out too late, and seems to be irrelevant to airliner financials. I think phllax wants you ...

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by USAirALB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30013

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

GSP psgr wrote:
MAD year round from Charlotte. Plenty of widebody gate capacity for that.

Since when is MAD year round from CLT?

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6665

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Very good points about the proximity to GSO, GSP, CAE and while a bit further, Asheville has also gained service reducing the need to drive to CLT for non-stop service to major metro areas. TBH, I've even been guilty of driving to ATL and RDU just for a better deal. This past April I had to go to Y...

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6665

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

That plan above does indeed eliminate Concourse E, and it also eliminates a large portion of Concourse D. In that plan, a portion of Concourse C become international gates and are connected to an expanded FIS. The hammerhead concourse would replace Concourse E and would house all American Eagle flig...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 97
Views: 10581

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

If the situation in Zimbabwe were to improve, I’m willing to bet BA would resume Harare.

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start CLT-GDL
Replies: 33
Views: 3491

Re: Volaris to start CLT-GDL

I highly doubt that AA cares about a Mexican LCC starting a twice weekly service to a VFR market from CLT. If this was CUN or MEX, then maybe. AA already serves all that is feasibly possible from CLT to Mexico: MEX/CZM/CUN/SJD. A couple of years ago they also tried CLT-PVR and it didn’t perform well...

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start CLT-GDL
Replies: 33
Views: 3491

Volaris to start CLT-GDL

No official press release, but the flights are bookable on the Volaris website and Volaris is currently advertising a sale for the flight, starting at $174 each way. It appears to be a bi-weekly flight starting on 22 November, with flights operating on Sunday and Thursday. Flight Y4 979 departs CLT ...

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by USAirALB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12988

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

I don't understand US carriers obsession with leather (more specifically, pleather ) seating in YCL on long-haul. If it surely provided a remarkable "cost-benefit" over cloth seating, then all other global carriers would likely adopt it. But other than long-haul LCCs (like Air Asia and Nor...

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by USAirALB
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 6431

Re: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy

I believe AA offers complimentary Prosecco in Y as well on all international long haul routes as well but they only stock four or so mini bottles so when it’s gone it’s gone.

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by USAirALB
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 5160

Re: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers

CX has several Western FA's that are not only based in the USA and Canada but also in HKG as well. I would say the majority of Captains at CX are Western (mostly Australian or British) but that is changing somewhat. Cathay simply has a requirement that all FA's must speak English in addition to an A...

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by USAirALB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5160

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

When did US start PIT-FRA? CLT-FRA was started in 1991. 1990. http://www.departedflights.com/US090590.html Didn't we go over all this just a few months ago? I don’t see how it was the first legacy US route considering it was launched with PI ordered equipment. Because PI didn't launch PIT-FRA and i...

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by USAirALB
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5160

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

Interesting how Frankfurt can go daily year round and Madrid can’t. Because there is actually a decent amount of local demand between the Carolinas and Germany-CLT could easily support a FRA nonstop on O/D traffic alone. Inaugurated back in 1991, CLT-FRA was US's second TATL service after CLT-LGW (...

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by USAirALB
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5160

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

Interesting how Frankfurt can go daily year round and Madrid can’t. Because there is actually a decent amount of local demand between the Carolinas and Germany-CLT could easily support a FRA nonstop on O/D traffic alone. Inaugurated back in 1991, CLT-FRA was US's second TATL service after CLT-LGW (...

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Cathay Pacific 828, A340-300, Economy Class, HKG-YYZ(via ANC)] In memories of Cathay Pacific's A340-300
Replies: 13
Views: 10131

Re: [Cathay Pacific 828, A340-300, Economy Class, HKG-YYZ(via ANC)] In memories of Cathay Pacific's A340-300

Did CX sell tickets on HKG-ANC or ANC-YYZ, or was it just simply HKG-YYZ with a fuel stop in ANC.

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5551

Re: Global US hubs?

One could argue that even in the absence of dedicated international terminals operating with enter and exit passport controls, US airports would probably never become major global connecting hubs, on account of geography. North America is isolated as a whole. The US is only surrounded by Canada, Mex...

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX cabin/seat map revealed
Replies: 12
Views: 7970

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX cabin/seat map revealed

Interesting that AC continues to invest in PTV's on their narrow-body fleet while WS and AA/UA down south have chosen to go the BYOD route with personal device entertainment.

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by USAirALB
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 11137

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

None of BUF, ROC, SYR, and ALB have nonstop service to DFW. Heck, Upstate New York doesn't have any nonstop service to Texas whatsoever. It completely baffles me as to why. Didn't all but ALB have DFW service about a decade ago, the SYR-DFW flight being on an E145 pushed to its limits? I remember A...

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA domestic routes that still see the 757
Replies: 18
Views: 3790

Re: AA domestic routes that still see the 757

There is a CLT-JFK rotation on a 757 that turns to CLT-STT.

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by USAirALB
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19581

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

I am actually surprised AA's CLT-MAN did not survive as a daily (they tried it right?) That surprises me more than the JFK-MAN situation. And it suggests the MAN route is really fundamentally weak. It was summer seasonal in 2014 with a 757, most prob cut into the PHl route. US started CLT-BCN/MAN/B...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ New Safety Video
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

Re: SQ New Safety Video

Personally I'm tired of these theatrical/epic/comedic/cute* and tiresomely long safety vids. Just give us the required info, drop the rest of the nonsense. I too. I wonder if studies have been conducted to see whether passengers actually pay attention to these videos more than the traditional ones....

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by USAirALB
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12354

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

A couple of years back US had planned to launch both CLT-SNA and PHL-SNA with a 757. I believe they planned an evening CLT departure and a red-eye return while running a PHL morning departure and an afternoon return.

I don't know what came of it, but I am assuming they just never got the slots.

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by USAirALB
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12354

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

I'm sorry-it's laughable to bring up HKG. The only Asian routes that are realistically possible would be DXB and NRT, both of which I'd say are years away from happening. The only route additions you'll likely see are connecting CLT with other AA cities that are only served from DFW/PHL/ORD. CLT-ISP...

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by USAirALB
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8977

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

I've been asked utterly ridiculous questions at Heathrow by AA upon checking in that were borderline inappropriate. On a recent trip the agent asked the following questions: 1. Did you pack your bags yourself? 2. Do you live in Charlotte? 3. Do you like Charlotte? 4. Were you born in Charlotte? 5. O...

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by USAirALB
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion
Replies: 40
Views: 5646

Re: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion

They never flew CLT-ANC.

US never had a presence in ANC until the HP merger, when they flew ANC-LAS/PHX. They added PHL-ANC with a 752 for two seasons a couple of years back.

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by USAirALB
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion
Replies: 40
Views: 5646

Re: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion

When the Concourse extension opens, all OAL gates will be CUTE.

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by USAirALB
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion
Replies: 40
Views: 5646

Re: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion

US never flew CLT-ANC. They did however fly PHL-ANC for a couple of seasons. Are you thinking of HNL? They did CLT-HNL for a while.

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by USAirALB
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4609

Re: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?

Traditionally SQ's partner in the USA was US Airways. Of course that has changed since the AA merger.

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by USAirALB
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-MTJ
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

AA adds seasonal CLT-MTJ

AA will add a seasonal flight between CLT and MTJ. The flight will run between 16 Dec and 31 March on Saturdays only, using an A319. I'm a bit surprised that MTJ was chosen over EGE. US used to do both CLT-EGE and PHL-EGE using a 757 up until around 2007 or so. https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/...

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by USAirALB
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 9396

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

They compete just fine. AA serves more destinations out of SEA than UA. Out of PDX, they've recently reintroduced seasonal service to PHL, in addition to year-round service to CLT/LAX/ORD/PHX/DFW. I'm sure AA would love to serve both destinations ex DCA (along with others on the West coast), but can...

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by USAirALB
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cathay Pacific A340-300 HKG-JFK
Replies: 13
Views: 2472

Re: Cathay Pacific A340-300 HKG-JFK

The A343 also did HKG-ANC-YYZ as well.

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by USAirALB
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 5283

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

When NW suspended JFK-NRT in 2005, they announced it as a temporary measure IIRC, and said they would resume it when they received 787s.

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by USAirALB
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business model of early US airlines within airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Business model of early US airlines within airlines

MetroJet and Delta Express were great. I used to fly them with my family as a child before WN entered ALB, both MetroJet and Delta Express flew ALB-MCO throughout the late 1990s/early 2000s. At first MetroJet was US Airways' last attempt to save the BWI hub from WN. IIRC, the first MetroJet routes w...

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by USAirALB
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 2975

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Asia: Singapore Airlines (77W, A388) Thai Airways International (772) Philippine Airlines (A320, A321) Cebu Pacific (A320) Tiger Airways (A320) Air Asia (A320) Cathay Pacific (A343, A333) Europe: British Airways (E75, A320) Swiss International (A319, A320) Swiss Global (BAE 146) Lufthansa (A333) Ede...

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by USAirALB
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA now flying EWR-ANC?
Replies: 27
Views: 5518

Re: UA now flying EWR-ANC?

CO once operated the flight prior to 9/11 I believe as well.

DL also did CVG-ANC at one point, and US did PHL-ANC for a couple of seasons.

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