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Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?
Replies: 98
Views: 18762

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?

Could they do college sports teams charters..small teams?? This would actually make a great deal of sense. There is a dearth of lift in this category for smaller gauge teams (college hoops, primarily) and the old ExpressJet had a ton of experience in this regard. But going alone as a standalone ind...

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 150
Views: 21442

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Can someone please clarify something for me...in reading that article, I'm curious why FAA would have the authority to hold up approvals. If there are environmental reviews necessary, wouldn't that fall under PANYNJ authority? Or because it merely "touches" LGA that puts it into the FAA's...

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 150
Views: 21442

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Can someone please clarify something for me...in reading that article, I'm curious why FAA would have the authority to hold up approvals. If there are environmental reviews necessary, wouldn't that fall under PANYNJ authority? Or because it merely "touches" LGA that puts it into the FAA's ...

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Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAC (Jackson Hole Airport, WY) to close April-June 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 13785

Re: JAC (Jackson Hole Airport, WY) to close April-June 2022

I haven't seen the operations count, but winter is where they 'pay the bills' so to speak. Most people who visit Yellowstone are driving. But almost the entirety of the ski traffic is flying.

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Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6801

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

I guess someone knows better than the combined might of the NTSB and FBI. Shame they didn’t ask for his help You mean the same FBI that illegally doctored witness statements, fabricated others and discredited absolutely credible eyewitnesses? How about the CIA whose involvement still has never trul...

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Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAC (Jackson Hole Airport, WY) to close April-June 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 13785

Re: JAC (Jackson Hole Airport, WY) to close April-June 2022

April to June is probably the best possible time to do it. Only risk is late spring winter weather that could delay the start, but that's absolutely the lowest traffic period. If they can jam on it, rock the project, then summer tourism traffic can be retained and they'll be set for winter peak. Tha...

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Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6801

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

It's hard to fathom it's been 25 years. And justice has still been evaded. To the memory of the 230 souls lost... Curious - who or what should be brought to justice? I guess someone knows better than the combined might of the NTSB and FBI. Shame they didn’t ask for his help You mean the same FBI th...

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Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Lightning Strike Problems
Replies: 22
Views: 5383

Re: EWR Lightning Strike Problems

Anyone have a pic of the lightning strike? I remember back in airport ops days that in extreme summer temps, it wasn't uncommon to have "pop outs" on the concrete, when the heat literally causes a chunk of runway to be displaced. Requires a patch job, expedited if needed. I imagine a light...

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Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6801

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

It's hard to fathom it's been 25 years.

And justice has still been evaded.

To the memory of the 230 souls lost...

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Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2815

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

My brother in law is a sheriffs Lt. in FL and generally says setting at 9 mph over is the "commonly accepted" margin. Not a rule, mind you, but generally safe.

8 over in West Texas is ticky tack AF, man.

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Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 7726

Re: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021

That's a real shame for all involved. And I too hate to see such a glorious aircraft wrecked.

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Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2780

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

How horrid. Just unfathomable.

I certainly hope the Catholic Church is held to account. This will get worse before it gets better, I fear.

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Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 1876

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

If they can pull this stunt on him, then they can pull tis stunt on you. What stunt? He got a fair trial. He testified against himself after being assured, by the prosecutor, that he wouldn’t be indicted. Due process requires not only he be proven guilty, which he was, but that the indictment and t...

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Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 7433

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

I don't believe for a minute that your doctor had a bunch of Trump/MAGA stuff up.

C'mon now...

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Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to award $8 billion to airports to support recovery efforts
Replies: 25
Views: 2806

Re: FAA to award $8 billion to airports to support recovery efforts

ATL: $370 million LAX: $303 million DFW: $252 million DEN: $233 million :eyepopping: This is especially enraging, actually. Those airports each have some of the largest capital budgets among any airports in North America. ATL's capital projects group for the airport is bigger, more well funded and ...

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Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hardliner Wins Election in Iran
Replies: 30
Views: 1774

Re: Hardliner Wins Election in Iran

What could possibly go wrong?

I'm sure in appeasement fashion, the US will go back to licking Iran's boots.

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Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 238
Views: 38793

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Having 2 bases 3000 miles apart with no connections is gonna be a nightmare for reliability and spares. They need to get their network connected ASAP Really? They will be two different fleets and crews (737-700 for HVN and 737-800 for BUR), which would be unlikely to sub for each other on opposite ...

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Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54767

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

After having been in the airline universe for a few decades plus, I still shudder to think of how many utter imbeciles run airlines.

AA is fully to blame.

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Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 101
Views: 18260

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

Agree on the responses about their corp comm.

WN really failed to read the room while yakking about their 50th anniversary.

And given the stories of a total information vacuum, planes that had long tarmac delays, cancellations, long delays, no intel, what a really bad look.

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Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 101
Views: 18260

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

The usual Teflon Southwest has handled this terribly from a corp comm standpoint.

What a real headache for them.

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63868

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

GDB- I've said it before but it bears repeating, thank you!

I've really enjoyed your posts on this subject, given your own rich experience in this arena. Great stuff!!

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Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2434

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has to claim this because it is her only chance of overcoming an at-will-employment firing . Being a woman is not a protected class, though. This woman is clearly off-kilter somehow, IMO, but it raises a larger question about at-will employment and how the imbalance of power continues in which ...

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Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 72
Views: 4634

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

FGITD wrote:
At least if things go wrong, the team doesn’t have to worry about the boss coming down on them too hard.

Unless of course they’re standing outside



**RIMSHOT**

LOL, well played...

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Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63868

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Problem is a lot of the main reasons the Concorde was not successful still remains. Im talking about : BA/AF always had to have a Concorde spare at JFK just in case one went tech (PAX paid a lot extra for the Concorde so they have to get it) - so they had at planes sitting around doing nothing Limi...

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Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63868

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

rj777 wrote:
And how much is a ticket on this gonna be?


Too high to be put on HNL for leisure flying, LOL.

This will be targeted toward super high yield business flyers in select markets, assuming it ever flies and gets deployed. EWR-LHR? And supersonic only over water as before, presumably? No one knows.

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Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63868

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

A sustainable fuel-based SST with an EIS in 2029?

Good Lawd I want whatever Kirby is smoking.

Vaporware. I'll believe this when I see it. United's envirocultism has reached new heights.

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Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Re: Dash Cams

Can't see why you had to include that you are a "gay Jewish" whatever... Because, those of us that have been here a couple of decades with Doc know him and know that he likes playing the stereotype. He's done it before and he'll do it again. He's comfortable with who he is and, quite simp...

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Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Re: Dash Cams

Doc- do it yourself. Not hard to do and you can be guaranteed it will be done right. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072J3L2JN/?coliid=I1LMHNGRFTNLZN&colid=1LXV5PAWJ9LE9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it These hardwiring kits are easy to install, the wiring harnesses and fuse interface is plug and p...

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Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9262

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Some of the points Anonymous makes aren't wrong. It begs the question of just how far a company can interfere in an employee's private life and personal opinions, and the voicing of said opinions. Whether right or left, if companies can continue to run roughshod over someone's opinion and terminate ...

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Mon May 31, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10133

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Explain how you’d enforce background checks on criminals, please? Since ALL sales would have to have background checks, even private sales, there you go. ALL sales would have to go through licensed dealers. "But criminals blahblahblah" so if people are still making private sales, they are...

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Thu May 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 17515

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

I really hope that flight attendant files a civil suit and takes Quinonez to the cleaners.

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Wed May 26, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10133

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

The problem starts when someone legally acquires a gun, has the permit to carry one on the street (be it concealed or open)... and then goes cuckoo and kills someone with his legally acquired gun. Once again, where are the stats? If a CPL holder committed crimes with it, it would make the headlines...

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Wed May 26, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Officially Relaunching AUS
Replies: 14
Views: 6783

Re: KLM Officially Relaunching AUS

Wow-great news for AUS. The level of air service there is just amazing now. It's incredible the kind of growth ATX has had overall and how much additional traffic and incremental routes AUS is getting. Wasn't that long ago that everything was going to a hub and connecting from there.

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Tue May 25, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10133

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

I have my concealed carry here in TX and it's not an arduous process to get. It is also very useful. I have no objection to open carry without a license, but I do also think there is some training that would be a good thing, just from a responsibility and capability standpoint. My wife wouldn't norm...

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Sat May 22, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR
Replies: 80
Views: 17072

Re: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR

FlyGuy27 wrote:
I wonder if PANYNJ “requested” that UA not use for Express (bigger planes = more money).



I don't think there will be any further tampering regarding United's network and the Port. LOL

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Fri May 21, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1502
Views: 280874

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I've said before that if there's one person I wouldn't be against, it's Neeleman, but this route map is so fascinating. It takes the 'point to point' construct, which is what I was concerned about, is turned into a hybrid here. I look at this from a network and operational standpoint, and can sort o...

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Mon May 17, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 40
Views: 2445

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

There is no budget surplus. PENSIONS "Between the two pension systems, the state’s pension unfunded liabilities are estimated to total $93.1 billion ($59.7 billion at CalPERS for state employee pensions and $33.4 billion at CalSTRS for teachers’ pensions)." RETIREE HEALTH: "Actuaries ...

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Sat May 15, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 8060

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

You are definitely using independent thought - and, apparently, your own "independent" numbers (and no "real data" at all). Maybe you could provide us with some actual, legitimate sources and facts... I'll make this even more simple for you. 1) How many confirmed covid cases hav...

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Wed May 12, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the 'Golden Globe' awards ?
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: The death of the 'Golden Globe' awards ?

Oh no! What will we do without another vapid awards show full of self-absorbed celebs sniffing their own farts?

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Wed May 12, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 156607

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I think a new facility would be needed. IIRC the old building needed to be upgraded for security after 9/11...Continental opted out. I would love to see them at EFD...SGR would be an interesting option too...its runway is 8,000ft I think SGR would be the best bet in Houston outside of IAH and HOU. ...

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Tue May 04, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

It's also a symbol of America's technological and economic might. Can you imagine any other country/society in the world being able to build something like that, especially in the early 20th century? I'm sure anyone who came to NYC from another country at the time, especially from places like Asia,...

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Tue May 04, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1569

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

Teachers are in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation in modern times.

Family unit breaks down, they have to not only teach, but also discipline. And that balance is tough. I can't imagine. I have mixed thoughts on corporal punishment though, although in this situation, eh, who knows.

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Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2470

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

Prop 13 epitomizes the law of unintended consequences with government. That's hardly a partisan dynamic, as much as Seb zealously always parrots that position.

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2470

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

I think we've reached the point in CA where it almost doesn't matter who the Governor is. The institutional rot, the corruption, the entrenched leftism in the state legislature and courts is close to irreversible. Recall him, change your underwear, then CA keeps doing the same stupid shit that got ...

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Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2470

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

I think we've reached the point in CA where it almost doesn't matter who the Governor is. The institutional rot, the corruption, the entrenched leftism in the state legislature and courts is close to irreversible. Recall him, change your underwear, then CA keeps doing the same stupid shit that got t...

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Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dealership Seattle
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Car dealership Seattle

phatfarmlines wrote:
It's also worth to get the VIN number of the vehicle and run a Carfax on it. It might save you from surprises down the road.


Caveat emptor: Carfax will only report that which has been reported.

Do a deeper title scrub, make sure a title hasn't been washed, salvaged, etc.

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Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6972

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Long overdue. We have zero national interest.

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Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1502
Views: 280874

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Keep this in mind, folks, from Neeleman's own mouth: "“I doubt we will have a single route that has any competition,” he said. So if Breeze is serious about a point to point network, then the city pairs literally have to be unique. This would require some very creative airport pairings if it i...

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Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1502
Views: 280874

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Keep this in mind, folks, from Neeleman's own mouth:

"“I doubt we will have a single route that has any competition,” he said.

So if Breeze is serious about a point to point network, then the city pairs literally have to be unique.

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