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by a318
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do airlines give passengers discounts on future flights that survive crashes?
Replies: 35
Views: 4431

Re: Do airlines give passengers discounts on future flights that survive crashes?

For example, the survivors on United 232 or Delta 191 or any other crash that people survive. Does the airline give any type of discount, or free traavel to the survivors to fly their airline in the future in these cases? I think typically the airlines settle in/out of court post-accident on an amo...

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by a318
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Flight 86 (HNL-MCO) Inaugural Flight enroute
Replies: 58
Views: 8765

Re: Hawaiian Flight 86 (HNL-MCO) Inaugural Flight enroute

CobaltScar wrote:
how full was the flight?


Booked 12/18 up front and 195/260 in the back. 55+ standbys as well.

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by a318
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 247
Views: 24309

Re: Spirit adds Pensacola (PNS) & St. Louis (STL)

SurfandSnow wrote:
ryanrap1 wrote:
Wish they would give SAT Some love


I'm surprised NK hasn't returned to SAT yet. One of the very few domestic destinations they left and haven't (yet) returned to!


Waiting for them to return to ISP (for the third time).

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by a318
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Startup Operators, since 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: New Startup Operators, since 2021

Avatar and Midwest Express (both USA) shouldn’t be on this list. Midwest Express already had a go at flying with Elite Airways in 2019/2020 and as for Avatar... I think we all know that’s a joke.

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by a318
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Cana - New Airline in the Dominican Republic
Replies: 8
Views: 1897

Re: Sky Cana - New Airline in the Dominican Republic

They had 1 or 2 757’s painted in their livery in OPF (Opa Locka, Miami, FL) for quite a long time. It’s been a while since I’ve flown through there so I’m not sure what the status of the aircraft are.

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by a318
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 148
Views: 34309

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

Does anyone know if both pilots are still actively flying with AA?

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by a318
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everyone's worst type of hangover
Replies: 31
Views: 1780

Re: Everyone's worst type of hangover

Any dark liquor or cheap red wine. I’ve been sober for just over two years but towards the end my hangovers turned into bouts of anxiety and panic attacks. The only way I could curb those feelings was with more alcohol. Never ending cycle that ended up with me waking up one morning realizing sobriet...

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by a318
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9753

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

Essentially someone can do what Jet Airways did in BRU... right? They had that scissor hub in Brussels where all of their flights from India arrived at the same time and all of their North America departures left at the same time.

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by a318
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157538

Re: Southwest To Launch SRQ Flights Q12021

ISP-SRQ wouldn’t surprise me

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by a318
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 194613

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

It is starting to seem like an airline. I'm curious as to a few things: 1. How many pilots have they hired? 2. Where are the pilots being trained? 3. Have they contracted for f/a training? I'm curious who they are outsourcing ground handling to. Lightsaber The answer to number 3 is they have alread...

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by a318
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 111
Views: 18402

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Any word on what the Miami Dolphins will be using? They were often to be seen on the Miami Air B737-800s, usually two at a time. The Dolphins actually used 5Y 744s last season, from what I recall. Might be the same case this season, especially with LL essentially going out of business (if I recall ...

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by a318
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 98
Views: 29566

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Does anyone understand how the crewing works for this? Are their pilots American? It seems like most of their flight attendants are Guyanese and based in Guayana (obviously).

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by a318
Sat May 23, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13668

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Silver dropping Tampa? And Seabourne dropping San Juan? Don’t both of these airlines have bases and a large presence at these airports?

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by a318
Tue May 19, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 50217

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Slightly off topic but EY has started firing hundreds of cabin crew. They are firing those who live outside of company housing (those crew get allowance so EY doesn’t want to pay for that anymore) and those who are from countries that have upcoming repatriation flights.

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by a318
Fri May 08, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 81
Views: 19167

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

So sad. Miami Air was a top notch company, especially compared to the other charter operators here in the states.

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by a318
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern fires Korean FAs
Replies: 18
Views: 6985

Re: China Eastern fires Korean FAs

I wonder what’s going on over at Hainan Airlines. A majority of their Cabin Crew are expats from Europe and the Americas.

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by a318
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 50 Unserved Routes In The U.S.
Replies: 20
Views: 4144

Re: Top 50 Unserved Routes In The U.S.

Ishrion wrote:
3. ISP-MDW - 142


I know that WN has dramatically cut ISP over the years (PVD, BNA, LAS, MDW, JAX, Florida frequencies, etc) but it shocks me that they cut MDW when there’s clearly a demand for that flight + endless connecting opportunities.

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by a318
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 17162

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

Doesn’t F9 already fly ISP-PBI/FLL? So now they will fly ISP-PBI/FLL/MIA? Guess they’re doing well in South Florida to be adding all three.

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by a318
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI DUB-MCO diverted to FLL
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

EI DUB-MCO diverted to FLL

Any clue why it diverted to FLL? They had originally filed to divert to PBI but ended up in FLL. They’ve been on the ground for a while. It looks like they were taxiing to finally depart but they ended up coming back to the holding area.

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by a318
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The private Jet pilot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: The private Jet pilot?

I work as a Private Flight Attendant and it all depends on what the client needs/requests and if it’s Part 135 or Part 91. I have some very long layovers (2+ weeks) with the 91 accounts I fly for because the owners want the aircraft and crew wherever they are. 135 charter flights can be different. L...

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by a318
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5
Replies: 108
Views: 18204

Re: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5

Islip (ISP) fits into their new ULCC model, although I’m not sure they would start service with EWR down the road. Does SY still fly into JFK?

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by a318
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 18147

Re: United Airlines in London

Both Cathay Pacific and Saudia have cabin crew bases in JFK. I believe Cathay has a base in LAX as well. Finnair used to have a base in JFK for one year but closed it in 2014 - they still have bases all over Asia. Qantas and Air New Zealand have bases in LHR. Lots of airlines have this.

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by a318
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 20334

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

There’s an AA Max getting ready to ferry from BFI to MWH (Moses Lake).

In June I flew through Kelowna and there was a bunch stored there. Not sure if they’re still there or not.

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by a318
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 11799

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

CO used to operate the Q400 on some longer flights. EWR-YHZ/YQM, IAH-MTJ, maybe a few other longer ones.

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by a318
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Is Hawaiian Airlines going to fly nonstop to Orlando?
Replies: 18
Views: 4058

Re: Is Hawaiian Airlines going to fly nonstop to Orlando?

I see Ontario, Oakland and Osaka. No Orlando.

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by a318
Thu May 09, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6974

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

I used to work as Cabin Crew for EY. Something very similar happened on AUH-SFO that I worked about 2 or 3 years ago. We were way over the Atlantic but ended up turning around and diverting to MAN due to a medical emergency - pregnant woman experiencing a miscarriage. We ended up timing out and EY s...

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by a318
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 6432

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

i worked for Etihad for 3 years in manchester, when i first started there everything was fine and a great airline to work for, however near the end the cost cutting affected us all, they moved there call centre from manchester to belgrade, hardly trained any agents up there so there customer servic...

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by a318
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 6434

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

At the very end (I believe 2008), CommutAir was operating CLE-JFK on the Dash 8.

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by a318
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Flight Attendant with US Green Card/Permanent Resident
Replies: 12
Views: 5542

Re: New Flight Attendant with US Green Card/Permanent Resident

A great resource for you is the page “Flight Attendant Career Connection” on Facebook. Have fun!

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by a318
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Crew bases at non-hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 3462

Re: Regional Crew bases at non-hubs

Skywest has 20 different bases throughout the system.

When Colgan was around and flying the Q400’s, they had bases in EWR, ALB, PIT, BWI, and ORF.

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by a318
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 13011

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

I agree with a previous poster, that at check in for all cockpit and cabin crew, they are subject randomly or if suspicion to Breathalyzer or other tests to determine if intoxicated by alcohol or drugs where per law where cannot fly or work on an airplane. Of course the workers' unions might pitch ...

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by a318
Fri May 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss' pilots have security concerns and cabin crews are not proud of their product
Replies: 18
Views: 6129

Re: Edelweiss' pilots have security concerns and capbin crews are not proud of their product

I'm curious to know if any other airline uses the same location for theis crew rest bunks on their A340s. Were there complaints before? I’ve been cabin crew on the 330/340 for three different airlines and all three had crew rest in the same location as Edelweiss. Never heard anyone complaining abou...

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by a318
Tue May 15, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 4418

Re: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

Thank you so much for sharing this. What a great read. I wish it was longer!

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by a318
Fri May 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 36775

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I flew Polaris EWR-GVA recently and it was horrendous. In all fairness, the main was delicious but other than that it was not a nice experience. Largely in part because of the flight attendants. I hope they get their act together. Flew AA business back LHR-JFK and it was light years ahead of United’...

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by a318
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines 401: 45 years ago today
Replies: 28
Views: 6899

Re: Eastern Air Lines 401: 45 years ago today

Wasn’t there a picture of all of the flight attendants just prior to boarding?

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by a318
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super DC-8 in air now HNL to GSO
Replies: 13
Views: 4752

Re: Super DC-8 in air now HNL to GSO

Are the pilots and flight engineers employed by SP or are they contract employees? Not sure about the pilots and flight engineers, but I know the flight attendants are employed directly by SP. I was asked to apply and when I went to fill out the application, I had to answer all sorts of questions a...

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by a318
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 59
Views: 36711

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

Not that I really recall. The video I saw was just some home footage inside the cabin, filmed around the cabin and you can see everyone standing around moving from different sides of the plane to take pictures, and I just recall the person saying something about how the footage was taken not long b...

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by a318
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 12390

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

MileHFL400 wrote:
Emiratis escaping the extreme heat?


All jokes aside, the weather in the UAE is beautiful in December. It actually gets a little chilly in the evening during the "winter" season.

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by a318
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM
Replies: 19
Views: 8937

Re: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM

Thanks for posting this trip report! Brings back many memories for me -- I was cabin crew for Finnair for just over one year while they had the small JFK base. I did manage to learn quite a lot of Finnish, but like you noticed, it's quite difficult. The meal tray is a little surprising, I guess they...

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by a318
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Eastern Airlines 737 already being returned to lessor?
Replies: 40
Views: 11602

Re: New Eastern Airlines 737 already being returned to lessor?

There was a topic a few weeks ago rumoring that eastern was on the brink of shutting down. Maybe there was some truth to that.

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by a318
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stewardess who survived 30,000ft fall in 1972 dies
Replies: 35
Views: 16264

Re: Stewardess who survived 30,000ft fall in 1972 dies

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/267865.stm

This one's pretty general, there is (or at least, was) a far more detailed, and saddening, report on it; but can't seem to find it.


Thank you for sharing. That was chilling to read.
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LAX772LR wrote:
Found an article about the PanAm "survivors"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/267865.stm

This one's pretty general, there is (or at least, was) a far more detailed, and saddening, report on it; but can't seem to find it.


Thank you for sharing. That was chilling to read.

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by a318
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Spirit go next?
Replies: 62
Views: 7624

Re: Where will Spirit go next?

Any chance of Spirit opening up ISP again? They had a pretty nice operation out of Islip before they moved to LGA and they recently restarted service into ISP only to pull out.

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by a318
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To U-Land Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

Re: What Happened To U-Land Airlines?

They sold fares as low as $0.04, no wonder they were strapped for cash.

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by a318
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is G4 interested in larger airports?
Replies: 31
Views: 3855

Re: Is G4 interested in larger airports?

Does G4 still fly to Islip? Weren't they flying ISP-SFB?

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by a318
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Pilots And Cabin Crew Like The Embraer?
Replies: 29
Views: 29727

RE: Do Pilots And Cabin Crew Like The Embraer?

Cabin Crew here and have worked on a variety of aircraft past and present - SF340, Q400, E190, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, 777, and a bunch of corporate aircraft. I have to say the E190 will always have a special place in my heart! Very easy to work in the cabin - high ceilings, large overheads, l...

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by a318
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: +140 New Routes To The Spanish Sun
Replies: 19
Views: 6027

RE: +140 New Routes To The Spanish Sun

Surprised there are no additions from PNA

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by a318
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Delays ORK-BOS Route, Cites DOT Delays
Replies: 50
Views: 7152

RE: Norwegian Delays ORK-BOS Route, Cites DOT Delays

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mortyman" class="quote" target="_blank">Mortyman</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Norwegian has operated long haul for sever...

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by a318
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 19396

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Didn't Midway operate the A320 for a short time and ditch them in favor of the 737?

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by a318
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 5
Replies: 166
Views: 46441

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 5

is there a possibility that this could have been loaded into the catering at the rear of the aircraft? Not sure how this flight is catered - lots of charter companies load all catering on in the originating city, but perhaps they received more in Egypt?

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by a318
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National AL (N8) To Start SFB-YVR Jan. '16
Replies: 22
Views: 4450

RE: National AL (N8) To Start SFB-YVR Jan. '16

I just went online to check out the fares for these new flights. Seems like there are three types of fares: promo fare, regular coach, and premium class. The promo fares are actually quite low, some of the <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> a...

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