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by airtran737
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 140
Views: 6833

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I am glad that ALPA has come out swinging against this. I love the armchair QB's here who aren't airline pilots. Who has never witnessed how airline management acts when they decide to focus on one individual and to try to make his or her life hell. They will undoubtedly try to use the video for no ...

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 166
Views: 10050

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

What a shame we live in a nation that the common good has been lost. We take shots not just for our selves but for the safety of everyone. Selfishness is why we continue to digress as a nation. I don't care about the common good. I care about what is best for me. And as long as things like this exi...

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by airtran737
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 135
Views: 18349

Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

It’s great to see more 747’s ordered. The days of the 400 are rapidly coming to an end. China doesn’t want them in the country anymore and I am sure Japan and Korea will follow soon. This will leave the -8 and the 777 to haul freight in Asia. I would expect to see Atlas on to grow the 777 fleet once...

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by airtran737
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.
Replies: 36
Views: 6977

Re: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.

Isom replacing Parker is just another bite from the same turd sandwich. AA will never turn it around with the same people running the show. They are a terrible airline and have continuously taken steps to make their product worse than the competition. Isom represents the continuation of the status q...

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by airtran737
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 49
Views: 4296

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

Construction of the FIS is underway in GRR. I am sure LAN is quite fearful of losing that revenue stream and a large chunk of its funding.

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by airtran737
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports
Replies: 69
Views: 7651

Re: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports

Waste of taxpayer money. PSP forces the airlines to bring these people back from furlough which just causes the daily losses to mount. Furloughs suck, but it is not up to the taxpayer to bailout the airlines.

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by airtran737
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 194113

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Every situation is different, but I can't see a lot of people, even on furlough, going to a different carrier. Keep your seniority and get recalled in 6 months at your existing carrier when vaccines start ramping up travel demand. Why start over? There are other ways to pay the bills in the meantim...

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by airtran737
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA
Replies: 50
Views: 8997

Re: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA

AAG has furloughed pilots at three out of four carriers and they keep Mesa on for another five years. Makes sense. Unfortunately Mesa is a continual dumpster fire and it continuously hurts AA but JO finds a way to hold on.

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by airtran737
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 229179

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

About time these airplanes came home. I believe there are at least two more awaiting delivery.

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by airtran737
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines
Replies: 39
Views: 7772

Re: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines

Qatar can go pound sand. When I land, the airplane is still under my command. If I’m on contaminated taxiways, I will keep both engines running. If it’s dry and there are no issues with braking, then I will shut an engine down. End of the day, it’s my choice.

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by airtran737
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35995

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Assuming that WN will have to go to T5. Terminal 1-3 are filled up.

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by airtran737
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 24176

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

LAN was able to support PUJ before the bottom fell out there. GRR could also possibly support MBJ. It's a somewhat wealthy market so PVR or LIR could theoretically work too. If GRR builds the FIS then it will be the death of LAN when the vacation traffic moves there. LAN pays the bills with the Fun...

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by airtran737
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 597
Views: 112610

Re: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again

Doug has AAG full steam ahead towards Chapter 11 this winter. Think about how all of the other airlines have signed some sort of deal to hold off on furloughs. Not AAG. Only Piedmont has come out and said that they don't have to furlough. AA, MQ, and OH are all on track to send thousands to the stre...

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by airtran737
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 33
Views: 11079

Re: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

RJET pilots agree to cuts to avoid furloughs. The LOA calls for a reduction in monthly hourly guarantee pay and while increasing days off per bid period. Essentially putting a portion of pilot group essentially part-time status. https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/republic-airways-pilots-vote-to-preven...

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by airtran737
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 229179

Re: AA to close Envoy bases in NYC

Envoy is opening a 175 base in Miami to replace it. Envoy does not have over-water ops on the certificate for now, so Republic will still be flying many of the Island routes, at least for a while. And I would think Republic will pick up the NYC ops, feeding traffic into the new AA/B6 plan. Envoy wi...

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36901

Re: Express jet rumor

Unfortunately, XJT like Envoy, PSA, PDT, and CommutAir is just a staffing company. They don't have any assets, merely a "have pilots, will travel" business model. They have a very expensive seniority list that is all maxed out on payscale, vacation accrual, etc. I, unfortunately, believe t...

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by airtran737
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 388959

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It appears Payroll extension is on the way https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines-exclu/republican-senators-back-extending-25-billion-payroll-aid-for-u-s-airlines-shares-jump-idUSKCN2512QE The question is, will the airlines take it? They don't need all of these employees...

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36901

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Very sad to see XJT tossed aside for C5. Yes, XJT has a much higher cost due to pilot longevity, but they also land in the runway each time. C5 hasn’t quite mastered that task.

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by airtran737
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330194

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Big cancellation package dropped into the system for August today. Looks like LGA is completely done now for Envoy. Lots of DCA flying is also wiped out, and a ton of ORD flying. AA is reducing significantly due to low demand.

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26896

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Varsity1 wrote:
In the U.S. pilots are trained on cabin door operation and emergency evacuation. The safety briefing is the only thing not trained.


I wasn’t trained on CPR, operating an AED or slinging drinks.

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9976

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Wow. Given the lack of traffic, this is like crashing on an empty freeway. Clearly you missed how busy DFW has been. Either way, in order for a two aircraft incident to happen, all it takes is two aircraft; not hundreds. oh dear..... any word on what plane collided with the 175??? Hearing it was an...

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by airtran737
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 3011

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

I live within view of KSRQ and I've noticed something with the addition of several airlines in the last year. Far more than other airlines, Allegiant arrivals seem to fly a very short, curving approach to runway 32. Without supporting data, I would say nearly all the other airlines routinely fly a ...

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by airtran737
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 229179

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

Some of the flying that Compass did can also be flown by MQ via the DFW and ORD operations. LIT and XNA to LAX make complete sense to be operated by MQ.

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by airtran737
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46576

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

Pilots have a union and collective bargaining agreement. As much as this site hates unions, this is proof why having one in this business means a lot more than family and culture. of course they're expendable. The difference between a pilot and a gate agent, even at the supervisor level, is literal...

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter CHS-PAE Airborne Mechanical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Dreamlifter CHS-PAE Airborne Mechanical?

https://fr24.com/GTI4351/24be9fd7
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Looks like GTI 4351 took off for PAE and is now holding over the Atlantic burning fuel off. Anyone know what’s up?

https://fr24.com/GTI4351/24be9fd7

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 597
Views: 112610

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I wonder how long it will take for AAG to start coming to the unions for concessions? I’m sure they’ll single out the regionals first.

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by airtran737
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 7092

Re: What happened to World Airways?

The mistake world airways made was buying North American airline and kept the separate. World took over all the out standing loans from NAA. The new management of world was only looking for one thing make fast money and run the company in to the ground. Don’t blame the flight attendants and pilots....

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by airtran737
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 229179

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

The aircraft at Embraer in BNA should be the next one ready for revenue service.

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by airtran737
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 7092

Re: What happened to World Airways?

As someone who was there for the shutdown there are a few key items that lead to the demise of World. The purchase of North American Airlines ended up not being the benefit to World like it was initially marketed as. World never merged the two to get the ETOPS certificate that they wanted. Matlin Pa...

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by airtran737
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 229179

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

mhkansan wrote:
Any news on the ex-Compass 175s? Have they been moved on from AVW yet?


Two of the AA birds are in ABI for conformity checks.

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by airtran737
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 229179

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

does dca plan to reopen 35x or will they only reopen the other terminal c gates until the new terminal is done? Looking at the schedule tomorrow there is nothing out of 35X. All of the regionals are CR7’s or 175’s. The downturn could serve as an opportunity to finish off the new world and make 35X ...

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by airtran737
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 24
Views: 5005

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

It’s an idiotic pipe dream in an economic time where a 50 seat CRJ isn’t competitive and is doomed to fail.

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by airtran737
Fri May 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13659

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

These cuts need to happen at AA as well as their wholly-owned carriers. There are too many layers of management left after the merger. It’s time to trim what needs to be trimmed, restructure the reporting hierarchy, and make AAG efficient as possible. Next step is to get rid of Oasis.

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by airtran737
Sun May 10, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA tribute to airlines shutting down
Replies: 6
Views: 3670

Re: ALPA tribute to airlines shutting down

Miami air just shut down and I would be surprised to see more by the end of the year.

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASTERN N602KW new colours?
Replies: 22
Views: 5677

Re: EASTERN N602KW new colours?

I hope that this livery transitions to the entire fleet. Having Eastern become its own brand needs a unique identity and this will help.

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by airtran737
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 9031

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

Anyone find the LiveATC audio yet?

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by airtran737
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4135

Re: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?

It was going to be sold to TK, but word has it that Southern is putting it back in service and it supposedly flew LEJ-HKG today. Since your reply I've checked three times its status, the latest, now, have it appears active on F24 still at LEJ: https://www.flightradar24.com/2462541d It’s in the air ...

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by airtran737
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4135

Re: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?

It was going to be sold to TK, but word has it that Southern is putting it back in service and it supposedly flew LEJ-HKG today.

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 24176

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Just wondering - how did little MQT and AZO get that much federal money? Thats more than GRR. Together they might have a tenth of the passengers as GRR.


Probably because they are clinging to life whereas GRR has money in the bank.

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 100811

Re: Is AA’s Doug Parker way too optimistic?

Doug is great at mergers but sucks at running the airline after. Through all of this mess there’s an opportunity to reinvent the product and airline. What’s Doug doing? Looking for ways around the Treasury regulations and fitting more planes with Oasis. Doug will put AA into bankruptcy again.

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by airtran737
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 9180

Re: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus

So far since COVID-19 has struck there have been a lot of developments in the Regional industry. Trans States, which was already going under anyways, ceased operations much earlier than planned. Compass has also ceased operations. Additionally, SkyWest has sought and been granted relief from the CA...

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by airtran737
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA can only survive for 4 months
Replies: 14
Views: 3284

Re: AA can only survive for 4 months

Make no mistake, come October 1st, AA is going to take a machete to their staffing as well as their regional agreements.

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by airtran737
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37772

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

As a current 175 pilot, I absolutely hope that the pilots at the majors don't give an inch of scope in order to put them at a regional carrier. If UA, DL, or AA, want them, then they need to be flown by mainline pilots for mainline wages.

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 229179

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Flow through and flow back still in effect at AA and MQ and the Eagles?


No flow back at MQ. The last one was apparently a disaster. It would take a lot for them to agree to it again.

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?
Replies: 14
Views: 4238

Re: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?

World used to fly JFK-EMA and JFK-BRU with the MD-11 for DHL but as time went on they changed strategy.

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12943

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

The writing was already on the wall that they wouldn’t have any flying left after the AA contract was up, which was pretty obvious OO was going to be replacing those with the 20 they bought for AA. The CP birds are owned by AA so I wonder if they’ll have OO fly them in LAX until the new ones arrive...

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 229179

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

There are three 175's in Brazil waiting to be delivered to Envoy.

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by airtran737
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 50996

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fox6now.com/2020/03/09/midwest-express-ends-partnership-with-elite-airways-cites-breach-in-agreement/amp/ And so ends the partnership with Elite. Keep dreaming MKE. This idiotic idea is stalled yet again. So much for the Elite president saying "all is well" to...

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by airtran737
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 50996

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fox6now.co ... ement/amp/

And so ends the partnership with Elite. Keep dreaming MKE. This idiotic idea is stalled yet again.
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/fox6now.co ... ement/amp/

And so ends the partnership with Elite. Keep dreaming MKE. This idiotic idea is stalled yet again.

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by airtran737
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8690

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Funny that they put so much time and effort into running away from Twin Hill and over to Lands End for the f/a’s, customer service and others, yet the pilots got a absolute garbage dump uniform from M&H. Shirts that are like trash bags, poor quality jackets and pants, along with sizes which are ...

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