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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2040
Views: 275460

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

JetAirways wrote:
Personally I feel they could trade in the remaining 777s to get a better deal for the 737 MAX order placed by Naresh Goyal.


Those 777s are scrap at best.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 33871

Re: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft

It's crazy how the domestic market is so tough for Air India. Clearly they need to figure out a solution to the low cost carriers to even be a viable airline in the future. Too many airlines flying domestically can really be a problem. I believe there is room for 1 FCC in the Indian domestic skies....

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)
Replies: 72
Views: 9576

Re: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)

The LHR halt seems like a stopgap measure.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 33871

Re: Media reports: Air India may order 50 A350

If there was demand, airlines would fly there. Its as simple as that! AI used to fly CCU-LHR but once Tata took over, they stopped this route along with BLR-SFO and HYD-ORD. I am sure Tata took a more data driven decision on stopping routes that are not profitable. Do you think there is some conspi...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela pledged flights to Qatar and Algeria beginning in October
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Venezuela pledged flights to Qatar and Algeria beginning in October

Not sure if it's relevant but CONVIASA are set to receive an ex-Qatari Amiri Flight A340-500 soon.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 33871

Re: Media reports: Air India may order 50 A350

For the last twenty years or so, the various Indian carriers have been receiving all these longhaul planes, and we always speculate about all the new services that will be started, and it just never seems to happen. Will this time be any different? The only Indian carriers that have received long-h...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Going to India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh (lots of photos+vids)
Replies: 4
Views: 2376

Re: Going to India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh (lots of photos+vids)

Beautiful TR.

I went to Meghalaya in November and can't wait to check out the rest of the North East soon.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?
Replies: 35
Views: 7560

Re: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?

From a pure professional point of view, quite why airlines let a plane with passengers on board see a sight like that is beyond me. It certainly creates a bad impression, regardless of what the situation *actually* is. Easy - just turn on the 787 windows to max dimness. Problem solved. :bigthumbsup:

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console

The least they can do now is to replace it with a new PlayStation.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India transfer to Tata complete
Replies: 46
Views: 9244

Re: Air India transfer to Tata complete

It will take the better part of this decade for AI to emerge as a true private airline.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thai government okays buying 4 new fighters
Replies: 18
Views: 3121

Re: Thai government okays buying 4 new fighters

Taking a leaf out of their airline's book.

A330s - B777s - A340s - B787s - A380s - B747s - A350s

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 90
Views: 16487

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

Nice livery.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 3wk delay: High Court to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days
Replies: 49
Views: 12097

Re: High Court threatens to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days

SpiceJet seems such a terribly run operation that I wouldn't mind in the slightest as a passenger if they were to go away.

They're not a feather on IndiGo.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 15044

Re: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR

Cute from BA, but no cigar. Emirates too should announce they are leaving DXB just for the lulz.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 234
Views: 57950

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Every decade in airline liveries just keeps getting worse.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 17007

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

What a surprise, EK changing things around again.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 3635

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

You just have to try and catch as much shuteye whenever possible.

Are these on Y? Do you have access to a lounge?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2660

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Why is Southwest Airlines so reluctant to update technology overall?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 48
Views: 5065

Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Kingfisher Airlines.

Though I did fly the LCC subsidiary Kingfisher Red.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 8296

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

If this was so simple/practical, it would have been done decades ago.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 103
Views: 51141

Re: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min

DLPMMM wrote:
Western727 wrote:
If this works out to be true, it explains a lot of unanswered questions.


Which questions?

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26951

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

The only Indian museum I know which comes close and yet still very much afar in India is the Visvewaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore or Bengaluru. Perhaps it's wrong to compare the two but couldn't help it, is this the best we could do for our children :( . In Goa there is a mari...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 7509

Re: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines

Many of the routes from DEL to Southern/Eastern India are 2.5 to 3.5 hrs time frame. It is not that small. Now there are many routes which are >2.5 hrs as point to point routes are more numerous. Nope. The longest is DEL-TRV which is 2:55 runway to runway. Whining about wanting a flat bed is ridicu...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 7509

Re: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines

Only on this forum having a codeshare agreement with the airline that owns India and has an almost 55% share of the Indian domestic market would be a bad thing. Indigo is massive. Good for AA Exactly. IndiGo has a dizzying network with multiple dailies to boondocks. India is a small country flying ...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What plane will be developed after the A350?
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: What plane will be developed after the A350?

The A360 sounds like a plane that can only fly in circles.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5427

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

Of course a space station can be assembled without a space shuttle. The Russians didn't have a shuttle for Mir, and the Americans assembled the likes of Skylab back in the 1970s. The space shuttle was used for the ISS only because it was there. Not to mention using a 2000 ton orbiter to lift up 25 t...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 31698

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Southwest: 48 years of profitability. No bankruptcy. No layoffs. Good return for long term investors exceeding every publicly traded airline except ALK by a lot. Legacy Airlines: Years of profitability offset with years of staggering losses. Bankruptcy reorganizations, some multiple times. Many man...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and the Russian TU-204
Replies: 19
Views: 4601

Re: Iran Air and the Russian TU-204

I just saw this: https://www.icana.ir/En/Newsamp/161140/Iran-to-Receive-Tupolev-Tu-204SM-Planes Iran Air set to receive the 100% Russian built TU-204 with Russian PS-90A engines. This is similar to Russian sales to Cuba and North Korea. Finally Iran has semi-modern aircraft! Would you not call the ...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?

musapapaya wrote:
Isnt this a good sign that the airport is getting busier?


Haha, imagine someone commenting this about LHR just a couple of years ago. :D

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?

Slightly tangential - why is it that on Google Maps can I see no aircraft whatsoever at LHR, bar a QF 789 taking off from a runway?

Is nobody home?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 17060

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Imho, it's almost inconceivable that Boeing is still foisting this turkey on airlines. It doesn't even have EICAS/ECAM for God's sake! The overhead panel is almost unchanged from 1968! Lyndon Johnson was still president. The USSR still had 23 more years to live. Thank you Mr. Obvious Hazy for point...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 164988

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I think the signs are clear that Boeing "shrinking" the NMA to address the A321 and the weak market position the 737 has got into. "Shelving" "Ending" the MoM/NMA would have too much defeat in it, so wording is carefull. Meeting new market requirements is the way forwa...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 4154

Re: Round the world airlines

Air India

DEL-SFO (via the Pacific)
SFO-DEL (via the Atlantic)

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 164988

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I notice barring the A320 series, UA has an all-Boeing fleet.

1) CO had an all-Boeing fleet as well. Did UA have these Airbuses from before the merger, or were they ordered later?
2) UA also has 45 A350s on order, deferred to 2027. Will this ever see the light of day?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 69492

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

jayunited wrote:
I hate these types of gimmicks, 99% of the time they never live up to the hype.

Just make the announcement and be done with it playing these games on social media is ridiculous.


It costs nothing, so they'll continue doing it.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 69492

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

They haven't wiped out their Instagram account. Just temporarily hidden all the posts. JetBlue did something similar a couple of years ago.

Anyway, if social media is the arena for a big announcement, don't expect much.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon May 31, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] The Most Coolest Airline in Korea! Aero K, Brand New Airline - A320 Cheongju to Jeju
Replies: 9
Views: 6913

Re: [Video Only] The Most Coolest Airline in Korea! Aero K, Brand New Airline - A320 Cheongju to Jeju

South Korea is a tiny country with a developed land transport infrastructure. Is there really a demand for numerous domestic airlines and frequencies?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon May 31, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995
Replies: 38
Views: 12117

Re: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995

Fantastic retro-TR.

Which UA livery replaced which? Did the colourful one come first, or was it Battleship grey?

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by Spiderguy252
Sun May 30, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 111068

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Is it safe to say that the last overall trouble free Boeing launch was the original 777 in the mid 90s? Not really. They had to spend double what they planned to get it out the door on time and once they did, the production meltdown destroyed the margins on the initial planes. Some believe Boeing h...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun May 30, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 111068

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Everybody talks about the McD merger being the root cause of all this. Imagine how BAD mcD must have been to be the root cause of the rot of a company the size of Boeing. Also can someone explain why Boeing felt the merger was necessary? Especially if McD was heading towards being defunct anyway? T...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat May 29, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 201507

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Any indication on how well, performance wise, the 779 is doing? I have heard absolutely nothing concrete except for the bluster from STC about EK refusing delivery unless it meets contract specifications. Does this imply that it is falling short, or is it just noise because EK does not want them an...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri May 28, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 7632

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

Nothing about AI surprises anymore.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri May 28, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 16566

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

The A321XLR isn't a good replacement for airlines with a 787-8 sized appetite.

Take AI for example, pre-pandemic, they flew their Dreamliners far and wide - from Kenya to Australia to Japan to the UK. Now can an A321 do that from a DEL hub?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 58
Views: 11998

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

Covid-19 will only hasten the demise of these pointless airline alliances anyway.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 17172

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

The jet southwest orders next will be whatever Boeing uses to replace the MAX. And that jet will have MAJOR input from southwest, Ryanair, United etc. Southwest knows they cannot last with the 737 forever. But when the day comes they want to be very well prepared and informed. So they will an integ...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 21238

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

So Simple Flying gets a bad rep on here but still lands interviews with global airline CEOs? Quite a dichotomy.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seatback IFE vs. Streaming To Device vs. Nothing
Replies: 20
Views: 3598

Re: Seatback IFE vs. Streaming To Device vs. Nothing

I envision a future where airlines will offer "free minutes" on our existing Netflix/Prime accounts and we will use these to watch where we left off. Much less effort than building your own app and negotiating contracts for your own content. I just hope they retain the moving map somewher...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seatback IFE vs. Streaming To Device vs. Nothing
Replies: 20
Views: 3598

Re: Seatback IFE vs. Streaming To Device vs. Nothing

I envision a future where airlines will offer "free minutes" on our existing Netflix/Prime accounts and we will use these to watch where we left off. Much less effort than building your own app and negotiating contracts for your own content. I just hope they retain the moving map somewhere...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had merged with PA...
Replies: 21
Views: 2319

Re: If UA had merged with PA...

In an alternate universe, PA, CO, and EA all survived absorbed the others and UA, DL, AA, NW, US all got eaten. We'd have a US3 with different corporate branding, plus WN. The hubs might be sorted slightly differently. And not much else would be different. We would see threads like: "If PA had...

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