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Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2036
Views: 493501

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Eh, same as it ever was....

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 43
Views: 2624

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

I understand why some of these offenses are in place, and why some are primary traffic violations. But, as a Libertarian leaning Conservative, I believe that if a law won’t be enforced, can’t be enforced or shouldn’t be enforced, it should not be a law. Bust these types of violations to secondary s...

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43795

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

The roundups are happening: https://twitter.com/Roh_Yakobi/status/1427635606344146954?s=20 And evidently only 800 people were evacuated from Afghanistan, of which only 165 were Americans. What a feeble, pathetic response. https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status/1427638774524256259?s=20 That was one...

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43795

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://twitter.com/Roh_Yakobi/status/1 ... 46954?s=20

And evidently only 800 people were evacuated from Afghanistan, of which only 165 were Americans. What a feeble, pathetic response.

https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status ... 56259?s=20
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The roundups are happening: https://twitter.com/Roh_Yakobi/status/1 ... 46954?s=20

And evidently only 800 people were evacuated from Afghanistan, of which only 165 were Americans. What a feeble, pathetic response.

https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status ... 56259?s=20

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43795

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://reason.com/2021/08/17/dont-excuse-biden-for-his-botched-afghanistan-withdrawal-refugees/ Some very good points in here that have been glossed over in other outlets. First, that the 18,000 special immigrant visas for Afghanis were hung up in red tape. Trump's original plan included extricatin...

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain
Replies: 54
Views: 6897

Re: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain

This makes no goddamn sense at all. So they're going to throw $2B to replace the same system and not just extend PATH is the height of idiocy.

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Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43795

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well, that was a successful 20 years of war. On one hand it was, lots of companies made tons of money. War is profitable. Should have been over under Bush, but they liked to keep the business going. Oh to be sure, the military industrial complex thrived. Tons of new vehicle contracts and programs t...

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Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43795

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well, that was a successful 20 years of war.

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Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NFL Charters
Replies: 73
Views: 12856

Re: 2021 NFL Charters

Anyone have a breakdown by team and carrier? Or if there were any changes YOY?

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Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3200

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

bennett123 wrote:
Some people seem to be desperately looking for some explanation apart from climate change.


Yeah, it's called fires. Happens all the time.

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Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2027

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

I saw ZZ Top several times, but wasn't always the biggest fan, per se. But from huge stadium shows to an impromptu show in AUS once in a little club, they were genuine, and Dusty was so real. I walked past him at IAH once when he was coming off a redeye from LAS. George Foreman was also on that flig...

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Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow in Brazil
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Snow in Brazil

That's cool!

I loved the comment from the 62 year old gentleman who had never seen snow in his life...that's crazy to contemplate!

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Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike
Replies: 28
Views: 3946

Re: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike

I remember when this happened and, even decades on from it, Reagan's decision was the right one. However, the underlying issues and concerns were legitimate...I think that got lost in the actual PATCO strike debacle. And here we are in 2021, finally having some technology improvements in an outdated...

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Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines unruly incident FL2239
Replies: 29
Views: 4844

Re: Frontier Airlines unruly incident FL2239

These people should be put on the National No fly list. In principle, I don't disagree. But how do you administer this? The DHS No-Fly list is geared to terrorists, not drunk people on airplanes. Also, if one airline deems a passenger is worthy of a lifetime ban, will another airline recognize that...

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Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines unruly incident FL2239
Replies: 29
Views: 4844

Re: Frontier Airlines unruly incident FL2239

These people should be put on the National No fly list. In principle, I don't disagree. But how do you administer this? The DHS No-Fly list is geared to terrorists, not drunk people on airplanes. Also, if one airline deems a passenger is worthy of a lifetime ban, will another airline recognize that...

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Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines unruly incident FL2239
Replies: 29
Views: 4844

Re: Frontier Airlines unruly incident FL2239

This video and story is completely disturbing on so many levels. 1) If this guy groped multiple FAs, including two female FAs on their breasts, that's battery and, probably sexual assault. Why did the flight continue past the FIRST such event? 2) Did the FAs communicate with the flight deck? This sh...

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Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 251
Views: 46265

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: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42157

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: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42157

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: 14215

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: 7319

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: 14215

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: 7319

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: 5724

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: 7319

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: 101
Views: 5772

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: 8054

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: 3238

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: 2304

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: 8677

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: 2949

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: 1987

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: 265
Views: 47978

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: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2976
Views: 471224

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: 18741

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: 18741

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: 462
Views: 67333

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: 2590

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: 82
Views: 6468

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: 462
Views: 67333

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: 462
Views: 67333

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: 462
Views: 67333

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: 1557

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: 1557

Re: Dash Cams

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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: 9750

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: 12502

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: 19175

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: 12502

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: 6905

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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