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by xdlx
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

The objective is to retire all non Airbus First...... those will be swapped for more Airbus 321......

Not your father’s DL anymore

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by xdlx
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14173

Re: The future of Laguardia

WN: I could see them trying to get more destinations and/or slots. A bigger LGA means bigger opportunities. I think an LGA-LAS flight could be a game changer for tourists. There is an obvious reason there are no flights LGA-LAS, unless it is on a Saturday it is too far for LGA flights. If weekday L...

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by xdlx
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

BOD would be incredibly smart if they could bring Neelman, to save AA

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by xdlx
Sat May 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale
Replies: 67
Views: 17661

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

When Tax man comes.... Give them the 20+ SSJ and they can sell them right next to TP-1

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by xdlx
Tue May 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Furlough > Flowback?
Replies: 21
Views: 3857

AA Furlough > Flowback?

Given that all airlines will have adjust to the new realities... Is there a flowback option for AA/Pilots affected by a potential furlough, to return to any of the EAGLE affiliates? Say flowthru occurred within last 36mo, what options exist for these folks?

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by xdlx
Wed May 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 761
Views: 85046

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

UA & DL are both considering to phase out the 764 ( 37 frames total ).... COULD these go thru a BCRF program.

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by xdlx
Sat May 02, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are DL A319 ETOPS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Are DL A319 ETOPS?

Are DL319 ETOPS?

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by xdlx
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63102

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Folks clam down.... while reviewing the books and finding the greatest liability to the "financial" aspects of fleet adjustment, the IDEA of the 717 going away surfaced. What would Boeing accept in return for them to take back the leased airplanes? 100; 737 was the answer; well the NG is n...

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by xdlx
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63102

Re: DL looking to trade 717s for 100 737 Max

Unlikely rumor. Delta is not taking on debt now. Delta has mid-term contracts on the 717 for parts. I do expect DL to order the MAX, but later and after brutal negotiations. Lightsaber Actually, after the last podcast. They want to move the leases of those 717 of the books! You d think they buy mor...

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by xdlx
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's
Replies: 15
Views: 3264

Re: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's

To answer your question correctly, SJU-LAX & MSY-SJU where flown in the DC8-63 during the 70’s. I was hired by DL in SJU in late 70’s and we still flew the then modified DC8-73 on a SAT only frequency. Late 80’s to mid 90’s was all L1011

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by xdlx
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 19020

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

757-300 is the lowest operating cost per revenue mile domestic aircraft on a per mile stage. Green time is the key as to what gets parked and what flies. All major maintenance is on hold right now. Internal talk is the MD88/90 fleet will be retired soon. On date was communicated on this week's VP c...

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19012

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

Breeze is going forward. First E95 is about to come out of MTC in Brazil in their specs and flown to US to begin proving flights. Breeze will operate as a charter airline initially, which by the way was part of a back-up plan should the economy go into the shitter. Complete hiring freeze and everyt...

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 19020

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

I guess the 50 seaters can not overcome CASM issues this time around. ALL 319 about 15y old are they owned or leased?

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 19020

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Besides the already announced MD88/90 retirement, do we see the A319/320 replaced by A220/321's? Looks like the next older batch of planes are these, and a shrink of the company may translate into lesser frequency with larger planes in some routes.

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by xdlx
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28086

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

VSMUT wrote:
Flanker7 wrote:
same meals throughout all classes with no drinks services other then water runs.


So do they compensate the business class passengers?


SURE They get back all $17.54 allocated to their meal service.

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by xdlx
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18091

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

So moving ahead 18m DL will have in WB ranks: 777/A350/333/332/764
and in the Narrowbodies: A321/320/319/220 B739/800/700/B717

Can someone confirm I am not missing something?

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by xdlx
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 118
Views: 34255

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

KFTG wrote:
Boeing needs a deworming coupled with a a top-to-bottom internal audit by U.S. and foreign aviation regulators.
Something is seriously wrong with this company.


Give back to control to Engineers and get rid of the accounting School of fabrication.

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by xdlx
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 17867

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

I do not understand why has delta not picked up some 77W since the ER will eventually go away? Select the '8-K, Current Report Filing' from the available choices. https://ir.delta.com/financials/default.aspx#sec This is the first time I recall DL talking about fleet simplification as a goal: Reduce ...

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by xdlx
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop
Replies: 49
Views: 7850

Re: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop

Cessna Sky courrier NEW !!! Coming up soon $$ 6M per copy Discounts by the dozen!

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by xdlx
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13461

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

727LOVER wrote:
Also failed miserably by Delta....MIA-LHR

Now,...will THAT come back?


Think VS does very well carrying DL OD from MIA to UK.........

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by xdlx
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 123984

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

airzona11 wrote:
Get JVs with all your foreign partners, increase stake in said partners, and you have a global airline.


Absolutely..... in the meantime instead of flying OWN metal..... be a global airline with others flying the routes.

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by xdlx
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 12132

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

jmc1975 wrote:
What will Northwest be replacing their DC9s with?


Between the MD9/717 I say we looking at 2030ish...

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by xdlx
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 10698

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

N766UA wrote:
LOL 2022, yeah right. The P2012 was called the “2012” for a reason, and look how that turned out.


Has anyone seen one in CAPE AIR colors?

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 756
Views: 136107

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

Moxie will become successful if you do not have to change planes in ATLANTA.....

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by xdlx
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 5454

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

KLM was the only airline operator of the Douglas DC-5, with four aircraft. This also makes them the only carrier ever to operate every commercial Douglas airliner DC-2 through MD-11(excluding the DC-1 as only one prototype was built). -Jonas KLM never operated the MD80. Thats what I thought, howeve...

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?
Replies: 24
Views: 5076

Re: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?

United seems to have a new network planner that "thinks out of the box"; Second destination announcement that goes "away from norm" CPT is an excellent choice to avoid JNB hot and high restrictions. And VCP certainly can give them a source of revenue away from GRU a busy airport ...

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by xdlx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767 to Edinburgh
Replies: 5
Views: 3059

Re: DL 767 to Edinburgh

Because they can.... 757/767 crews are dual qual!

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by xdlx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26253

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Probably something to do with LAA maintenance not being allowed to touch LUS, per union contracts, and vice versa. Not sure about specifics, but I'd speculate SFO has contract maintenance for LUS equipment, and AA maintenance for LAA. Perhaps the part was stocked by contract maintenance instead of ...

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 96
Views: 20114

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Pretty serious finger pointing in this thread.... did the PIC requested from OPS to have the door open for FA to coordinate their options with OCC? OR as insinuated; this is the case of a green OCC coordinator going "above and beyond" to avoid an inevitable situation of "crew fatigue&...

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by xdlx
Sun May 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 6188

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

Yup! 350 introduction was close to a disaster. Unable to say more. Really? Wow. Did it have to do with reduced capacity or are you not allowed to say From a pilot training department point of view it was a major disaster but that was totally on a few of delta’s management pilots and they’re gone be...

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by xdlx
Sat May 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 110
Views: 24641

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Airbus 321LXR Fans..... WHY would an airline growing into a major market like EU chose an airplane that at best would be stretched for this mission? A330 is the logical choice for this evolution, not sure they need the 333, but 332NEO would fit nicely and be capable to do JFK HNL as well as any rout...

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by xdlx
Mon May 06, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9655

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Do you imagine if the overhead bins where ELIMINATED. In my opinion this is the solution, if you bring a carryon you should have to put under seat in front of you ONLY! I guarantee this will begin the change needed to resolve this problem.

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by xdlx
Mon May 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 5346

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

The picture happens abeam concourse F heading west..... not enough run for takeoff from 30 or 27 so it must be LANDING 30.... concur.

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by xdlx
Thu May 02, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 13073

Re: DL, why no B77W?

JetPilotMike wrote:
Delta doesn't need it because they outsource a lot of their widebody flying via their joint ventures. Good (maybe great) for their balance sheet, but not so great for their pilots.

DL has the SMALLEST Long Haul fleet of all the airlines for the same reason you state.

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 9122

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

I do hope MCO gets KLM instead.......

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12547

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

The very best example for this theory would be the 757/767 comparison..... the 762 had similar CASM/RASM than the 752 the 763 & 764 much improved figures. The problem of narrow bodies on sectors of 6+ hours is the "common space" restrictions, ie: aisle crowding, lavs crowding and the c...

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Transatlantic
Replies: 11
Views: 3593

Re: A220 Transatlantic

Just because the airplane is "capable" to complete the mission, does not mean you can make money on the route. LCC tends to make sense in "high density" configurations. As BA showed this is a "premium market". Not sure the LCC formula works in here.

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by xdlx
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways ceases all operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2691

Re: Jet Airways ceases all operations

How does this affect DL? Can they start US INDIA earlier due to this development?

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by xdlx
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2601

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU

Anyone knows how many on property (ATR) they supposed to receive 17 42's and 3 72's on first batch.

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by xdlx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 15141

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Could ONEWORLD add presence in liue of AA own metal?

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by xdlx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2601

SILVER ATR to SJU

Looks like finally Silver has committed to ATR's for SEABORNE. Does anyone knows what is planned here? Think Seaborne has 8 Saab 340's, what kind of commitment does SILVER brings to SJU?

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 103
Views: 14282

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Just like the parent airlines, regionals will go through consolidation. There are currently 14 on this list. I would think half a dozen could get eaten. Regionals left standing Endeavor, SkyWest, Republic, Horizon, Envoy, ExpressJet, GoJet, and Mesa. Compass, Piedmont, PSA, Air Wisconsin, Trans Sta...

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by xdlx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8673

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

Regardless of the bottom line.... If you are counting on the NO SHOW factor with todays revenue distribution automation to make a few MILLIONS.... WHY NOT MAKE BILLIONS by UPSELLING all the BASIC ECONOMY FARES 24h prior to departure. And assist the AIRPORT DAY OF DEPARTURE with the CHECK IN PROCESS

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by xdlx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8673

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

The REALITY is..... as stated here DL is proactive at soliciting volunteers so they do not end up with INVOLUNTARY OVERSALES. Where I have a problem is..... sometimes their aggressive OVERBOOKING will sell that last seat on the plane for $200 and they end up buying a family of 3 at $1000 a seat to a...

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6462

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

TWA772LR wrote:
They've operated the 200, 300, 500, 700, 800, MAX 8, and soon MAX 7. As well as the small 727 fleet leased from Braniff.


They also operated a few Super 80 when they acquired Muse Air.... way way back in the 80's

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by xdlx
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 18401

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

IMHO Aircraft Manufacturers may streamline the EIS for a particular model by limiting the NUMBER OF CHOICES in the components, however it shows how this can be a liability for them as well. They may want to consider a procurement process that includes 2 or more choices for the buyer.

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by xdlx
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 247265

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

SESGDL wrote:
xdlx wrote:
The BOTTOM LINE.... no 787, 77W, and now NOMORE 350 back to 333. So is the 777 the FLAGSHIP?


Huh? I swear there’s more and more incoherent babble on here every day. How is the A350 no more?

Jeremy


NO babble..... DL is not 100% happy with them! OR do you have information to the contrary?

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 147557

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

What is this OBSESION with A321 OPS to EUROPE? WHY not an A332 Maybe because B6 doesn't fly or plan to fly the A332? Well they have not allowed for much room since they have a AIRBUS READY CREW why choose another WB equipment? The idea that A321SPACEX is going to rewrite TATL ops is "crazy&quo...

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by xdlx
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 147557

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

What is this OBSESION with A321 OPS to EUROPE? WHY not an A332

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by xdlx
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 144
Views: 20541

Re: B6 Situation

It certainly would love MOXY.... to acquire it!

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