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by sprxUSA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports

Add GCN with Boulder City down just shy 50% what has happened to Grand Canyon scenic flights? Less operators so less flights? Also like how some cities that had crap Great LaLak service now with SkyWedt crjs are doing a lot better ( BFF. LBF, LBL, PUB, PRC).

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by sprxUSA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 43
Views: 4594

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

What's interesting to me is what happens to EAS as airlines reduce and eliminate 50-seat jets in the future. Does EAS actually expand to include markets that get dropped by the legacy carriers? What happens to a market like FLO or LYH that now has only 50-seat RJ service on AA but is reasonably clo...

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by sprxUSA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 8646

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

Seems it's been figured out but I knew well the code WC. My first airline job was with Wien Air Alaska...a small ANC-based airline founded in 1927. I became a FA for them shortly after graduating college in 1981. Their code was WC....looks like someone is finally using it again! They ceased operati...

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by sprxUSA
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 55
Views: 7055

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

BPT (Beaumont, TX) was briefly served in the early days of Southwest. I'm pretty sure BPT's opening and closing predates service to Stapleton. DET (City), and IAH are the other pre merger WN stations that have closed and never returned. SFO was dropped for a few years but has since returned. JAN (J...

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by sprxUSA
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86992

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://fox26medford.com/medford-airport-sees-increased-foot-traffic-officials-consider-new-options/&ved=0ahUKEwjPvMH9nJLjAhXqwlQKHer1D0IQxfQBCCIwAQ&usg=AOvVaw01kMKxcq7zDXkB-uqnbOh6 Inteteresting MFR news .. OMG, the airport d...

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by sprxUSA
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yahoo ranks "Top Ten Domestic U.S. Airports" for 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Yahoo ranks "Top Ten Domestic U.S. Airports" for 2019

Pudelhund wrote:
This is dumb. What do they even mean by domestic then?


In that the list consists of only US airports and not ones from around the world. Since it is a US based story, this would tell someone who was about to read it to not expect to see the usual suspects on best in world lists.

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by sprxUSA
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Sun Country cut DFW/MSP to St. Kitts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Did Sun Country cut DFW/MSP to St. Kitts?

Well with thise two pieces of info, seems you may have answered your own query. Perhaps a phone call to SY would confirm it.

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by sprxUSA
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11433

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Off topic. But I love how a post from two or so hours ago still shows as "moments ago".
Anyway, Why has FAT not just built new SE of current terminal then demolish current set-up?

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by sprxUSA
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13442

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Nice decision mod. This isn’t political at all. DCa will sometimes too have diversions/temp restrictions when AF1 or other vip aircraft land at Edwards. I know someone who landed at Dulles because her dca bound CRJ couldn’t hold any longer. Most pax disembarked at IAD but those who didn’t had a sho...

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by sprxUSA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

I think I would not have phrased it as "no security" lol.

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by sprxUSA
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you think is holding OKC back from getting international flights (even if only seasonal)? It's certainly not just simply that OKC is close to DFW as SMF is close to SFO and SAT is close to IAH yet they have international services. Yet SMF and SAT serve larger markets and have a more promine...

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by sprxUSA
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7498

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

Frontier had their short-lived BLI-DEN route not too long ago. Think the mass appeal is limited and seemingly to western locales (LAS, LAX etc). Maybe with new F9 LAS build-up, they may try again.

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by sprxUSA
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London

Um, the one titled MLB charters to London.....

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by sprxUSA
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Taos Air?
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: What happened to Taos Air?

Unlike the examples, Taos Air was just a marketing name, not an actual airline. Just like Morris Air at the beginning.
Also, Taos was fronting the $$ so it didn't really matter if anyone or no one flew it.

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by sprxUSA
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Adds LAS-LAX/MIA/PDX/PHX/RNO/SEA/SNA;CLE-FLL/MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

Re: F9 Adds LAS-LAS/MIA/PDX/PHX/RNO/SEA/SNA;CLE-FLL/MIA

From LAS to SEA on Thursday and Friday; SEA to LAS on Sunday and Monday...ok...seems a little backward. Wouldn't most people go to LAS on Thurs and Fri and then return Sun and Mon? Also...only 2X weekly? With NK, AS and DL having multiple dailies...not to mention AS out of PAE, I have my doubts for...

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by sprxUSA
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13279

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

The BOI-ORD is following same schedule as this year. It was cut until it came back in May. Nothing different it would seld.

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by sprxUSA
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4397

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Why do you suppose? One if my mom's fav retorts.....

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by sprxUSA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10291

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

LHA320 wrote:
Same color combination as his own 757. Guess that's why he wants to have it.


His 757 is black and red. This has navy blue and red.

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by sprxUSA
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?
Replies: 22
Views: 1501

Re: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?

Would rather have window, with option to recline. Although exit is nice if shorter trip and on aisle. Speaking on no window. Sat center seat on AirTran ATL-SEA and asked person in A if "when you got your window seat, did you expect a window?" Lol. She said yes.

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by sprxUSA
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled charter to ASE on Saab2000
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: scheduled charter to ASE on Saab2000

Did they announce this before now? Seems a bit quick for planning a June trip. I know a lot of TX-ASE fans in winter, but is summer a big draw for them, too? Seems if I were in Houston, especially north side, for that much I would rather go jet. Plus, my luck I would get the flight that goes HOU-DAL...

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by sprxUSA
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4981

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Nobody is flying the route currently, correct? Not that I'm aware of. I don't know if QX did the SJC-SBA route using a Q400. The last airline that I remember did that route was Pacific Coastal back in 1980's...yes, I'm aging myself. United Express did fly that route for a while in the 90s and stopp...

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by sprxUSA
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22239

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

They are done with commercial service. https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/05/31/via-airlines-officially-stops-commercial-routes-in-favor-of-charter-flights/ What a lousy written article. Seems Beckley moved since it WAS in West Virginia lol. Not sorry to see it end its fiasco of a scheduled operation.

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by sprxUSA
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 30425

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

TYSflyer wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
GSP-BWI is back.

Good news for GSP. This will surprise many here as GSP was frequently placed in the “most likely WN markets to close” list.


Probably still is. Tinkering with it to try to increase boardings IMO.

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by sprxUSA
Thu May 30, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th

I think this is the winner. SFO-EWR. Pax would have been on the jet for a little more than 11 hours unless they briefly deplaned at IAD before heading back for the recovery leg. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL577/history/20190529/1440Z/KSFO/KEWR Funny that I noticed this flight on flight aw...

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by sprxUSA
Wed May 29, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!

....well perhaps the ICE folks wanted to visit The Braidwood Inn... ;)

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by sprxUSA
Wed May 22, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations

wedgetail737 wrote:
They need their operating certificate revoked.


No cause yet for 2nd accident and were they responsible for first? Quite a jump to revocation.

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by sprxUSA
Tue May 21, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delayed and taken advantage of..?
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

Re: Delayed and taken advantage of..?

Bet those taxi rates were very steep.

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by sprxUSA
Sun May 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4981

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

910A wrote:
It ridiculous to think LF would operate a off the wall route like that, besides they have more fish to fry in California first.


Hey, if someone wants to waste money and give it to Contour to fly a dumb route, more power to LF.

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by sprxUSA
Fri May 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5028

Re: WN and DFW

GSP....

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by sprxUSA
Wed May 15, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 2998

Re: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe

Living up to their code: Why?why?why? Lol. Total asset waste for airline and/or money waste for any incentives thrown airlines' way.

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by sprxUSA
Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Antonio Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: San Antonio Aviation Thread - 2019

Having lived in San Antonio for two years and wieked at SAT, here is what I think. Even though they beat it like a dead horse as beingvthe "7th largest city in the US", no one cares. Being big doesn't equate to worthwhile new air service that they seem to think they deserve. Area can barel...

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by sprxUSA
Sun May 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 13304

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

4B is just extending what they already do at VCT. Nothing to be excited about.
AN lowering number of flights between SVC-ABQ/PHX seemingly would be a violation of their EAS
contract,no?

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by sprxUSA
Sat May 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13732

Re: WN announces service to ITO

ITO is only place in HI that interests me anymore. Been to HNL and OGL so glad if it happens.

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by sprxUSA
Sat May 11, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The mix-up between Global Aviation Services LLC and Global Aviation Services Inc.
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: The mix-up between Global Aviation Services LLC and Global Aviation Services Inc.

I remember reading some years ago that in 1980ish timeframe, Zia Airlines of Albuquerque changed to Air New Mexico. Then had money problems, then businesses were seeking money from Aurways of New Mexico and a helicopter outfit named Air New Mexico thinking it was the old Zia.

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by sprxUSA
Fri May 10, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8853

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

In case no one mentioned it, DL flew DFW-FRA nonstop. LOL.

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by sprxUSA
Wed May 08, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines announces Fukuoka
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

Re: Hawaiian Airlines announces Fukuoka

I love "intent to serve" articles and whatnot. Such a definitive term lol.
Hope they do better than it would appear the market needs. Third time a charm? HA x 2, DL x 1

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by sprxUSA
Mon May 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ultimate Air Shuttle new adds: Pittsburgh/Manassas/Morristown-Outer Banks
Replies: 29
Views: 3680

Re: Ultimate Air Shuttle new adds: Pittsburgh/Manassas/Morristown-Outer Banks

I love how this richman's shuttle has people saying how F9 etc should fly there. Never happen. And no one is going to fly ORF-ONX....
I think this may be good for what it is, and will not stimulate air traffic or deminish road traffic much if at all.

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by sprxUSA
Mon May 06, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8191

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Never mind...… miss seeing the Russian Aeroflot planes around.

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by sprxUSA
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.
Replies: 21
Views: 3095

Re: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.

That seems to have been a Western Pacific thing. Somewhat rings a bell in my mind that they did that sort of thing. But, don't quote me lol.

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by sprxUSA
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4219

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

The Dornier 328 prop didn't seem to last long.
As for the A318, at least I got to tey that on F9, right after they started using them.

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by sprxUSA
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2607

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

As for BKG, I believe the Branson Airport company subsidizes all services into BKG.

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by sprxUSA
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2607

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

As for BKG, I believe the Branson Airport company subsidizes all services into BKG.

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by sprxUSA
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts Forward
Replies: 66
Views: 11694

Re: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts For

wedgetail737 wrote:
enilria wrote:
4B MCE-OAK JUN 1.2>0[1.8]
4B MCE-SMF JUN 0>1.2[0]



Looks like Boutique Air is changing their EAS MCE route from OAK to SMF?


This part changes May 15th. Seems like an odd switch to me. I know highway 99 is no picnic lol. The MCE-LAX remains the same.

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by sprxUSA
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

Flying a red-eye LAX-PHL on F9 some years ago, I got on last and there was someone in my assigned seat. As there were 11 pax on flight, I went ahead and sat somewhere else lol.

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by sprxUSA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

I like choice of flight numbers. Northbound are 707,727,747. Didn't look southbound, but can assume.

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by sprxUSA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 2874

Re: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO

And a pretty good load.

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by sprxUSA
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE
Replies: 32
Views: 4305

Re: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Iirc, San Juan Airlines briefly flew PAE-PDX back in the day.

Yes they did in June 1988. San Juan also had EMB 110s for a short time as well. Seemed a real battle between them and Harbor Airlines as they also used EMB110s for a bit.

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by sprxUSA
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE
Replies: 32
Views: 4305

Re: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE

No SJA uses land planes. Look on google maps and see the little airfields.
Nice to see them give PAE a try.

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