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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 56
Views: 4159

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

There's so much potential, but Brazil remains the "little engine that couldn't", sadly.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 211
Views: 19920

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

TTailedTiger wrote:
I agree that businesses should be doing a lot more video meetings. It's a huge waste of money to fly people around for a meeting that lasts a couple of hours. It's a very antiquated and inefficient way of doing business.


Could not agree more. Especially with remote work being ever more prevalent.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 211
Views: 19920

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Awesome move by KLM!

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6125

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Do they have a lot of slack in the fleet with routes going seasonal or being cut?

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4226

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

quote="gatibosgru"]I could see B6 and DL getting to the Azores and KEF before I see Easy/Ryanair there. Look again, Ryanair already flies to the Azores and EasyJet already flies to Keflavik. They're not bases yet, just destinations. But who knows what the future might bring. I meant from/...

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 6443

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

PRG-BOS sounds more like an XLR route than a 77W one. Secretly hoping B6 or DL add it come NEO times (and if DL orders the XLR)

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4226

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Highly unlikely imho, unless someone gives it a go from KEF or PDL but that'd be wishful thinking too. Yes, many people in the Azores have heard rumors of Ryanair starting flights to the USA from PDL and TER, but I don't see it coming soon. easyJet does not fly to Azores at the moment. In KEF, easy...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4226

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Highly unlikely imho, unless someone gives it a go from KEF or PDL but that'd be wishful thinking too.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6332

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

KFTG wrote:
How many more of these threads are you going to start?


The possibilities are virtually endless!

Why didn't (insert airline) order the (insert airplane).

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6269

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

I'm fairly sure we'll see the MAX flying in DL colors eventually.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19225

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

windian425 wrote:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-how-the-a321xlr-gained-initial-order-momen-459501/

Great article on the 321XLR


I assume the "and capacity for 270 passengers" part is a typo?

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19225

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

How are they going to fit meals for long haul on a narrow body? They can barely provision enough snacks and drinks on a transcon turn currently and regularly run out, and thats without space for meals and ovens. This is why super long haul on a narrow won't work. I think most airlines flying this a...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14498

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

I was surprised during several recent bookings at just how cheap airfares have gotten over the years. I am not talking about ULCC's like Spirit or Frontier which have always been cheap. I am specifically talking about United as it stands out as the only legacy I have seen that has consistently show...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 mos. after leaving it, Avianca returns to the Honduran domestic market
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Re: 9 mos. after leaving it, Avianca returns to the Honduran domestic market

Hopefully a good sign of where things are going for Avianca.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20749

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! Why not do reasearch before posting and looking ignorant?. What exact...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20749

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

KSAAirliner wrote:
How come Delta claims to be the first to introduce such a service when Saudia had it since 2017 !


Shocking thing about companies and marketing, they lie. "BEST IN CLASS" "MOST RELIABLE" "FASTEST AND MOST DURABLE".

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20749

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! Why not do reasearch before posting and looking ignorant?. What exact...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20749

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Let's take a look at how this differs from the current international main cabin offerings : 1. Bellini service replaces the first full beverage service that came with cocktail snacks. So if you want a diet coke or a gin and tonic, you're gonna have to wait for the beverage cart that accompanies the...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20749

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I'll give it to Delta, that's some masterful marketing. Delta is just the latest airline to adopt the meal service pioneered by Qantas about 5 years ago and since adopted by several others, most recently Etihad. It's a passenger unfriendly move as it reduces the amount of food. What I find particul...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20749

Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Gotta say I'm impressed, DL seems to be one of the only carrier to consistently improve the experience for Y customers. Customers can expect to be impressed on board Delta’s international routes* starting this November when the airline debuts its industry-leading Main Cabin experience. Free “Welcome...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 25993

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Welp, at least they're keeping the Dreamliner costs low and selling them like cakes :duck:

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14614

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

Was looking forward to seeing the A350 in KLM colors.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 25993

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 19
Views: 5398

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

duboka wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
rufusmi wrote:

It’s not comfy in their configuration!


Yeah those 3x4x3 A350s do not look appealing!
Image


What's the seat width of their seats? I imagine that's narrower then the 787's seat with 3-3-3....


16.something

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 19
Views: 5398

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

rufusmi wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
Wow, congrats to French Bee, the A350 is a truly majestic bird, and so comfortable to fly on!


It’s not comfy in their configuration!


Yeah those 3x4x3 A350s do not look appealing!
Image

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas to start EZE-MCO in December
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas to start EZE-MCO in December

Nice add for MCO and AR! I wonder if they'll go for the NEO or the 787 when the time to order comes.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24668

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lufthansa-planes-idUSKCN1TP1RP says: “The new XLR could be used in our network. We look at it. But in my view it is a niche product ,” Spohr told investors at Lufthansa’s capital markets day in Frankfurt. He pointed out that it was not comfortable to spend more th...

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by gatibosgru
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

Re: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs

When you think about how many people they'll load on these, it'll reduce the range by a bit. I'm not expecting any TATL service unless it is from KEF or somewhere in the British isles.

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by gatibosgru
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19141

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Of course she couldn’t just find humor in the situation, have a good laugh and appreciate the story she will have to tell at cocktail parties for the rest of her life. I’m doubting her story. - She slept through landing, announcements, taxiing, bins opening and closing, deboarding - FA’s didn’t see...

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by gatibosgru
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10946

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

PatrickZ80 wrote:
PVD757 wrote:
PVD-LAX would be able to be served with this aircraft type. No idea if they’d do it but one can hope!


It can be served with a regular A320 or A321 as well, doesn't even have to be a NEO let alone an XLR. The CEO has the range for it.


Even with 240+ seats?

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45318

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Airbus's CEO is admitting that Boeing is more cost effective than Airbus. No. He said the 787 is cheaper to make than the A350 (and I take that to mean significantly cheaper to make). Don't read more into it than that. Boeing have been under pressure with 737 vs A320 costs before and have had to ac...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45318

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Can the A321XLR open up any viable options out of South Africa that can't be done by current narrow-body aircraft, where widebodies might be too big. Considering departing JNB hot and high. Will it reach Middle-East markets (BEY/TLV/MCT), India (BOM), North Africa (CMN,TUN,ALG) or even southern Eur...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10946

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Here’s a quote where F9 says Hawaii and “international” are on the table. F9 already has nonstops coast to coast. "The A321XLR will enable Frontier to offer coast-to-coast service and explore exciting international and domestic opportunities, such as Hawaii, while continuing to deliver 'Low Fa...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86838

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

IAG 737 Max 8/10 Order LoI/MoU 50 This should be 200 Probably just referring to how many Boeing will actually charge IAG for. . . There's a thread to discuss this order specifically if you'd like. Back to the topic, I wonder if this is it for Boeing, I thought Fridays were usually not a big deal cl...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18206

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Special Moon Landing livery?

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123926

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Airbus is going to make their own bid to undo that IAG Max deal. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-20/airbus-will-challenge-boeing-to-undo-showstopping-737-max-deal Airbus SE vowed to put up a fight to undo a $24 billion deal landed by rival Boeing Co. for 737 Max planes that proved t...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7305

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

Has anyone had any similar experiences like this and got to fly a rare aircraft on accident? Last month I was booked BOS-MAD-BOS to fly on the A333. That entire week the route was on the A333 but lucky for me both my flights (and the only 2 that month) got swapped to an A346. What a nice surprise t...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10946

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Maybe they should actually try to see if they can make transcon work on their model before trying out something like transatlantic. Although I guess there are certain destination without premium demand that can be tried like PDL or the Canaries. You never really know what goes on in the mind of the...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10946

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

SierraPacific wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
What is F9's eastern most focus city/hub?


They have a crew base in Philidelphia. I doubt that PHL would be the ideal place to launch LCC transatlantic service on account of AA though.


Is it at all possible to connect to an Indigo group airline in KEF for example?

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10946

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

What is F9's eastern most focus city/hub?

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16719

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Vanity orders turn into this, no one to blame but themselves.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4009

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Can’t wait. This is proof technology is making the world better and more efficient. All the talk about fatigue and early report times will go away. Drunk, sick and heart attack prone pilots go away. Airlines save $$$$ This is the future. So exciting (and strange at the number of luddites here, very...

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4009

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

It doesn't seem like it's worth the risk to remove pilots from the equation. Their salary is a relatively small component of the overall cost of a flight. Let's be really generous and assume a $300k average salary for a long-haul pilot. At 1000 hours of flying per year, that's $300/hour/pilot to fl...

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52790

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

I think A321XLR would be split between JFK and MIA like B757/767 used to be. Some of the A321XLR may move to DFW and possible PHL as well. For instance, in winter A321XLR will fly in PHL to Europe and this is to be ungauged to B788 in summer. While the A321XLR will move to DFW in summer for Latin A...

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52790

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

A.net is funny. Many here proclamimg the end of the 797 because of upgrades to “warmed over” 1988 A320. Yet on other threads many bash Boeing for making a “warmer over” 1968 737 MAX instead of a new “clean sheet”’737 replacement in response to the NEO back in 2011. So which is it??? More evidence a...

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52790

Re: Updated: American ordered A321xLR

I hope they run these out of MIA too to places like BSB and CNF.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52790

Re: Updated: American ordered A321xLR

Any configuration speculation?

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123926

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I wonder what the config will be! Congrats Airbus and AA! I hope they rotate them on BOS-LAX

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