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by flyiguy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

WN Captain Flys Father Home after being M.I.A.

Captain Knight flew his father on one last flight before laying him to rest after being shot down and M.I.A. during Vietnam! He was only 5 when he saw his father for the last time. https://www.khou.com/mobile/article/news/local/texas/veterans-journey-52-years-later-southwest-airlines-pilot-brings-ho...

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by flyiguy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33821

WN to close EWR

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/25/southwe ... nding.html

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News is reporting that EWR will be closing as part of the WN network due to delays with the MAX.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/25/southwe ... nding.html

FLY

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by flyiguy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple 777 at BWI - what’s up?
Replies: 7
Views: 3300

Re: Multiple 777 at BWI - what’s up?

Looks like Bangor Maine is taking tons of over the pond wide bodies too. SYR took a bunch as well.

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by flyiguy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will US Carriers stop serving Cuba due to Trump's recent Travel Ban to Cuba?
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: Will US Carriers stop serving Cuba do to Trump's recent Travel Ban to Cuba?

Only Private planes have been banned, commercial airliners may still serve the country for passengers that don’t fall on the restrictive ban.

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by flyiguy
Sat May 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13789

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I’m sure Kauai and Lanai won’t be be far behind either.

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by flyiguy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 82
Views: 12164

Re: United MCO hub?

I don’t recall UA having an MCO hub, they had one in MIA though. Delta had a huge presence in MCO with SONG but then WN & B6 took most of that market share.

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by flyiguy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO

Silver Saab 340 aborted takeoff aircraft in the grass. FD on scene advising 34 POB's with no injuries.

Anyone have any other updates?

FLY

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by flyiguy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19714

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

Sounds like a plug to merge with B6?

Fly

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by flyiguy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11349

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight

Pilots reported performance issues in the #1 engine during accent. Plane returned to the field. Upon arrival FOD was ingested into the #1 on approach. Plane landed and is at the SWA MCO hangar and will be for a while until a replacement Leap engine can be brought in to swap out. Problem is there are...

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by flyiguy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47964

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Dazed767 wrote:
MCO has 4 or 5 parked.


MCO has 5 parked. 1 leaves Monday for VCV, 2 leave on Tuesday and the remaining 2 on Wednesday.

Fly

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by flyiguy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19632

Re: B6 Situation

B6 isn’t going anywhere for quite awhile and deff not to UA or HA, AS or WN. Just stop with this nonsense. UA-already has dominance of EWR. JFK added would bring in a monopoly to the NYC area and violate anti-trust laws. HA- ummmm I do t think this even merits and explanation. WN- has very little f...

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by flyiguy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16895

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Southwest allows passengers to book a second seat without paying for it at the ticket counter or gate when the agent can verify the passenger would indeed intrude on another passenger seated next to them. This this blocks the seat so all passengers can sit comfortably without someone intruding into...

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by flyiguy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!
Replies: 31
Views: 4373

Re: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!

AA was 1.4%
UA was 2.7%
SW was 10.8%
DL was 14%

Fly

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by flyiguy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16895

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Southwest allows passengers to book a second seat without paying for it at the ticket counter or gate when the agent can verify the passenger would indeed intrude on another passenger seated next to them. This this blocks the seat so all passengers can sit comfortably without someone intruding into ...

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by flyiguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR
Replies: 10
Views: 3517

Re: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR

WN had flights divert from ISP due to fog and EWR is on a GDP.

FLY

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by flyiguy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN @ PHX Today - 1300 MST
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: WN @ PHX Today - 1300 MST

It was a return to field for maintenance. the aircraft is now out of service.

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by flyiguy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest 747 still flying
Replies: 13
Views: 4787

Re: Oldest 747 still flying

Doesn’t Iran still have some classics still flying?

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by flyiguy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to DXB?
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

Re: Jetblue to DXB?

B6 currently holds the government traffic right to DXB which they codeshare with EK from IAD. B6 would have to fly their own metal from IAD to DXB if they were to get aircraft with the capability.

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by flyiguy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 3063

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

DAL, HOU, PHX, MDW, ATL, MCO & soon BWI

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by flyiguy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 96
Views: 17701

Re: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Washington Redskins will be utilizing their standard UA 757/767 combination depending on the distance.

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by flyiguy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 10754

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Pretty sure I said that a few weeks ago and people were like no, it can’t be true!

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by flyiguy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 22763

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

WN732 wrote:
flyiguy wrote:
Rumor has it peanuts are going away!!!

Fly


No way. That's a WN staple. It would be sacrilege.


With so many people having peanut allergies now a days and not needing to keep them and just serve pretzels, or premium snacks, or just makes more sense.

Fly

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by flyiguy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 22763

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

Rumor has it peanuts are going away!!!

Fly

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by flyiguy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 31083

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

Here’s the list of diversions I saw at IAD this morning when I came to work; Jet Blue E190, A320 & A321 Delta B757 SAS A330 Aeroflot A330 & B77W ANA B77W Turkish A330 Thomas Cook A330 British Airways 772 Aer Lingus 757 & A330 Aero Argentinas A330 Qatar B77W Open Skies B757 Norweigian B78...

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by flyiguy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country SOLD to NY investment group
Replies: 24
Views: 5293

Re: Sun Country SOLD to NY investment group

Would this be an interest of Southwest? Take possession of their 737 fleet, aquire their gate and slots from DCA.

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by flyiguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI
Replies: 35
Views: 3952

Re: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI

FI uses old low CAPEX frames to sit around at the various airports. WOW has spanking new frames that have to be kept in use. On the main bank FI offers a lot more connections than WW.[/quote] FI will be phasing out their 757's in favor of 737 MAX jets in the near future and will have newer planes th...

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by flyiguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4347

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

IAD saw more 747s than one would think. Daily IAD-NRT/PEK along with one, occasionally two IAD-LHR/FRA frequencies, mixed in with 767-300ERs. Now they've shifted to all 777-200ERs, with the exception of the morning IAD-LHR. IAD-LAX/SFO occasionally had a 747 substitution. If anyone remembers anothe...

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by flyiguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 32211

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

FLL & BWI gain a daily AUA flight ...MCO-AUA is axed, HOU added Saturday only service, BWI gets a second Saturday only roundtrip.

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by flyiguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 32211

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

flydulles wrote:
Did Dulles get anything?


The Shaft Again!

FLY

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by flyiguy
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB
Replies: 78
Views: 12842

Re: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB

sunking737 wrote:
SY's MSP-DCA is seasonal. Starts again in April 2018


With gate space in DCA at a premium, are you saying this gate stay empty for a few months? That wouldn't make sense.

FLY

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by flyiguy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 32211

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Well with WN MX department going to court to Halt Hawaii ETOPS certifications over contract issues with WN. I’m going to say it’s safe to say Hawaii definitely will not be announced in this upcoming schedule release. Hopefully GK and company will get its house in order and settle the 5 yr contract ...

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by flyiguy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA893 Doing Circles above SF Bay Area - 10/19
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: UA893 Doing Circles above SF Bay Area - 10/19

Flight 893 SFO - ICN had multiple bird strikes on departure, one of which collapsed the nose radome cone. RTF after dumping 225,000 pounds of fuel to lower landing weight.

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by flyiguy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 60738

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
flyiguy wrote:
but I don't think AS would be too keen on that.


And that is why WN will launch it.



Yeah, we do like to stir the pot! LOL

FLY

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by flyiguy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 60738

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I can see OAK, SJC, SAN, LAX, SMF with current NG-ETOPS aircraft and then adding LAS & PHX when the MAX8 takes over the Hawaii Route Flying. Toss ups to me are PDX, SEA & ONT but I don't think AS would be too keen on that.

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by flyiguy
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 13695

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

wnflyguy wrote:
Well flight #1 went off without a hitch! BUT flights #2 and #3 not so much Both delayed to the MAX!

Flyguy


Flight 1 was delayed minutes because the FA's didn't have their Safety Demo equipment.

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by flyiguy
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 129
Views: 20529

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

WN should petition for BWI-HAV 7x Weekly

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by flyiguy
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12655

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

Due to aircraft operational patterns, planned 737MAX 8 service below is listed as one-way flight. Further changes remain possible. effective from the week of 01OCT17: Albuquerque > Dallas Love Field 1 weekly (Day 6) Baltimore/Washington > Albuquerque 1 weekly (Day 6) Baltimore/Washington > Boston 5 ...

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by flyiguy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65512

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

WN is set to open gates E34, E36 & E38 this morning. These gates have not been utilized in over a decade. I have a picture of the gates ready for this morning but don't know how to upload it.

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by flyiguy
Wed May 31, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 15092

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

FLL will become a HUB for WN in the near future. With the new INT'L concourse set to open soon with 6 additional gates, their current schedule starting June 4th has them only at 74 flights but can easily see that jumping to over 100 once the fleet is bounced back once the classics are retired and MA...

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by flyiguy
Thu May 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL- service to EYW Key West
Replies: 55
Views: 9509

Re: DL- service to EYW Key West

I was there 3 weeks ago and through out the day DL had numerous 737-700's, American numerous E-175's and had Silver numerous Saab 340's

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by flyiguy
Thu May 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 26094

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

is southwest big in phoneix? cause i think they do good dulles to phoneix! Yes, Phoenix a hub for southwest, and southwest only has four flights out of Dulles so I doubt that will happen, but it is a possibility. Actually we have 6, going to 7 in June: (3) DEN, (2) ATL, (1) MCO 7 (1) FLL-starting J...

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by flyiguy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?
Replies: 32
Views: 6779

Re: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?

SFOtoORD wrote:
C/D is a dump. It's a refreshed dump that has been improved, but still a dump. Have seen a mouse more than once in that terminal. And the walk to the train is annoying.


Polish a turd, it's still a turd...right!

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by flyiguy
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 9899

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

I'm sure there are lots of those in Alaska.

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by flyiguy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 14597

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

The PR is clear that they are staying, moving to E175s. Just as I stated in this thread a week ago: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1359805 FLY He had a couple of follow up posts upthread, since that post. I was just referring to going to E175's and O&D marketing FLY

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by flyiguy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 14597

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

With the exception of SJC, exactly as I predicted. The big question is where are the DCA/LGA slots going????? Popcorn with butter please... The PR is clear that they are staying, moving to E175s. Just as I stated in this thread a week ago: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1359...

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by flyiguy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 100
Views: 14083

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

I had a talk with my friend at AS and she stated they have intended to stay at DAL for O&D but look for a shift in capacity to SkyWest E-175's while mainline metal will maintain DFW presence for AA codeshare and connections.

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by flyiguy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6552

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
What was the wreck that changed US Part 121 pilots flight and duty time regulations, FO minimum experience requirements, and sparked operators to teach more advanced stall scenarios?



Colgan Air operating as Continental Connection 3407 in Buffalo

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by flyiguy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger
Replies: 66
Views: 6879

Re: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger

AS will keep the DAL gates but you will see it become a E175 station. I highly doubt they will run 737's to both with their connection partner AA at DFW.

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by flyiguy
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 16915

Re: More new AS Routes!

Look for DAL to stay and become more of an E-175 operation! Just sayin...

FLY

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