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by seat1a
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12245

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Love this thread. Well here are two based that I can think of from my Braniff and Northwest Orient obsessed mind: Northwest Orient 392 (1972) - Seattle-Spokane-Butte-Bozeman-Billings-Jamestown-MSP-Milwaukee-Detroit-Washington National (Not going to look up all the codes for Jamestown?!) Braniff 252...

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by seat1a
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12245

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Love this thread. Well here are two based that I can think of from my Braniff and Northwest Orient obsessed mind: Northwest Orient 392 (1972) - Seattle-Spokane-Butte-Bozeman-Billings-Jamestown-MSP-Milwaukee-Detroit-Washington National (Not going to look up all the codes for Jamestown?!) Braniff 252 ...

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by seat1a
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 29973

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Slightly off topic but was the former AS routes from DAL not working very well (DAL-LGA, DAL-DCA)? Was that too much of an 'experiment'? Just curious.

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by seat1a
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86848

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

kengo wrote:
Even if it's only an LOI, like most orders so far announced at PAS19, this is a big surprise announcement. It is a win-win deal for both BA and BA.


Smart move for both seller and buyer.

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by seat1a
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11069

Re: New Russian SST

What do you think of the 737 MAX then ? The swan diver ... I think the MAX has a big problem to solve, including who will speak to the country and the world about it's safety and reliability. POTUS? Elaine Chao? The FAA? The Boeing CEO? None of them are credible. I suspect it will be the European a...

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by seat1a
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11069

Re: New Russian SST

It doesn't exist yet EINSTEIN and nobody has claimed it's fantastic … just pointing out what they are up to ... Even if doesn't exist, it will still be a Russian POS, they simply don't do commercial aviation very well. Broad generalizations is my specialty!!! What do you think of the 737 MAX then ?...

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by seat1a
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11069

Re: New Russian SST

Funny, NASA uses Russian garbage to get their Astronauts to the Space Station How many RUSSIAN cosmonauts lost in the last 35 years ? ZERO How about NASA in that same time period ? We're talking about an SST not theirs (or our) space program. If that SST were so fantastic it would be a commercial s...

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by seat1a
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 3996

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Anyone with experiences on Braniff or North Central? Never had the pleasure.

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by seat1a
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52800

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Even if this turns out to be true, I still foresee AA ordering dozens of Boeing NMA aircraft along with being a launch customer for the type. AA can use the A321Neo-LR well out of MIA/DFW to LATAM + out of PHL to UK/Western Europe. How far can the NEO-LR reach into South America from DFW? Curious a...

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by seat1a
Thu May 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2823

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

Great memories of walking down the line at the airport ticket counters, picking up a timetable for each airline. Sometimes they weren't on display towards the end and you had to ask an agent for one. I guess I had caught the airline bug...after college I started my job as cabin crew and here we are...

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by seat1a
Thu May 30, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2823

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

Great memories of walking down the line at the airport ticket counters, picking up a timetable for each airline. Sometimes they weren't on display towards the end and you had to ask an agent for one. I guess I had caught the airline bug...after college I started my job as cabin crew and here we are...

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by seat1a
Thu May 30, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2823

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

Alaska has a good one, but currently down according to their website. I believe ANA and Japan Airlines print timetables in excrutiatingly wonderful detail. As for older timetables (I've got an amazing collection of those of Braniff form the 1960s and 1970s), ebay has an enormous amount of current an...

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by seat1a
Thu May 16, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1826

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

757 First Class cabin

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by seat1a
Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8191

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Great video. I noticed the Braniff airstairs with the Ultra stylized logo. Was this at Love?

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by seat1a
Sun May 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10191

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples: NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area) NK 305: BWI-FLL (305 is Miami) NK 321/407: RDU-MCO/MCO-DFW (321/407 are Orlando) NK 323/424: MSP-LAX/LAX-MSP (323/424 are Los Ange...

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by seat1a
Sat May 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2520

Re: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?

One thing I like about Delta's livery from a distance (watching them depart SEA) is the blue belly and dark tail. Instantly recognized. No billboard titles required.

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by seat1a
Tue May 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7945

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Inevitably, there will be those YouTube videos showing people getting up and leaving the cabin when they find out it's a MAX. I can see it now.

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by seat1a
Tue May 07, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10201

Re: Delta A220 route additions

BN727227Ultra wrote:
I'd love for DL to open a hub at AUS, 75 flights a day, all A220. :-) Perfect plane for DL in that market, it can fly anywhere a new DL hub should fly to, excepting NRT and AMS...


What routes besides the current DL line up (ATL, LAX, JFK, SEA, MSP, DTW, SLC, BOS)?

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by seat1a
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panagra's 2-letter code?
Replies: 19
Views: 1998

Re: Panagra's 2-letter code?

I tried a Google search, too, and came up with PGI. Curious about Panagra recently, did they and Braniff both fly to South America? Which routes did they share or have separately? When you go through the old BI magazines, it appeared to be a merger of two SA routes. Who had what? Thanks seat1a, I c...

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by seat1a
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panagra's 2-letter code?
Replies: 19
Views: 1998

Re: Panagra's 2-letter code?

I tried a Google search, too, and came up with PGI. Curious about Panagra recently, did they and Braniff both fly to South America? Which routes did they share or have separately? When you go through the old BI magazines, it appeared to be a merger of two SA routes. Who had what? Thanks

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by seat1a
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356380

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Scarebus34 wrote:
seat1a wrote:
Too much going on. They nailed it with the tail IMHO. Block letters, wavy line, blue engine ... gawd. This certainly was done by a Chinese based agency?! No wonder.

PriestmanGoode is based in London.


Check. But I read in one of the links it was the office out of Shanghai.

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by seat1a
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356380

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Too much going on. They nailed it with the tail IMHO. Block letters, wavy line, blue engine ... gawd. This certainly was done by a Chinese based agency?! No wonder.

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by seat1a
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713724

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So who will speak to the country about the safety of the plane once the software changes and certification take place? Who will be that face? President Trump, Elaine Chao? The FAA Administrator, Boeing CEO? Who? Who has credibility? Who's on the independent panel that the country can trust? Will pi...

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by seat1a
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713724

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So who will speak to the country about the safety of the plane once the software changes and certification take place? Who will be that face? President Trump, Elaine Chao? The FAA Administrator, Boeing CEO? Who? Who has credibility? Who's on the independent panel that the country can trust? Will pil...

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by seat1a
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356380

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Quick mock up based on your image: https://i.imgur.com/ut8nxU4.png I acutally really really love this one and feels closer to what United is probably planning when they say evolution. The gradient on the cheatline (?) is really nice too. As for the other blue head design recently posted, I'm really...

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines: Bought a Ticket I Couldn't Use - Need Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Alaska Airlines: Bought a Ticket I Couldn't Use - Need Advice

Hi all - I bought a ticket on AS for a flight from SEA to EWR on January 24. I boarded and then got very sick and left the plane; we were parked at the gate and only half boarded due to a lengthy delay. I was able to leave and then hit the ER later that night. I called Alaska Customer Service and ex...

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by seat1a
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713724

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Slightly off-topic, what is happening on the operations side of the business to compensate for aircraft being grounded? Are there spares in an airlines fleet? What contingencies have been put into motion since this accident? Thanks.

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by seat1a
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356380

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I think the updated globe on the tail will be in shades of blue, like these, not blue and white. agreed - that's a good look for the globe on the tail. blue-on-blue and positioned on the tail the same way on that AVOD screen, or perhaps vertically on the tail. white fuselage, gray bottom, and UNITE...

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by seat1a
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356380

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Could the Blue-on-Blue IFE/United Polaris signage be a subtle hint? https://3rxg9qea18zhtl6s2u8jammft-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/united-polaris-1.jpg https://i0.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/P9080238-1.jpg?fit=1024%2C1024px&ssl=1 That's a good though...

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by seat1a
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines do retro liveries?
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Why do airlines do retro liveries?

If a cheap way for advertising/nostalgia, what's the cost of re-painting say a 737? Curious. Thanks!

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716382

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The 787 was grounded for far less when issue with the batteries came to light. Airlines should consider a pause of MAX flights.

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by seat1a
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3518

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

SeaTac. Rename is Rainier International.

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by seat1a
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19906

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

Would BG benefit from a shuttle service like LGA-BOS/DCA/FLL only? Thinking minimum 7-8 flights on each route?

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by seat1a
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Routes and deliveries.
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Routes and deliveries.

what routes do they serve from Gatwick? Las Vegas, Orlando, Caribbean destinations. Las Vegas is moving from LGW to LHR on the 31 March 2019. When people ask such questions I really can't understand why they don't search for themselves as it's so much quicker and more rewarding to do so!!! VS have ...

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by seat1a
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines New Motto?
Replies: 45
Views: 5155

Re: Alaska Airlines New Motto?

Alaska Airlines ... The Airline of No.

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by seat1a
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines new retrojet A320
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Austrian Airlines new retrojet A320

Looks better than anything they've had since. Here's a chance to go Euro-White, with gray bottom, great tail and symbol. Here's your chance!

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by seat1a
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12248

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

But they were three different and unrelated airlines. I'm referring to the original Braniff which was in business through those three decades. I believe the original Braniff ceased operations in the Spring of 1982. The Company had a pretty ordinary livery until 1971 with the 'End of the Plain Plane...

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by seat1a
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12248

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Braniff changed liveries through the 1960s, 1970s, and early 80's. I count four. But they were three different and unrelated airlines. I'm referring to the original Braniff which was in business through those three decades. I believe the original Braniff ceased operations in the Spring of 1982. The...

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by seat1a
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12248

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Braniff changed liveries through the 1960s, 1970s, and early 80's. I count four.

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by seat1a
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Routes and deliveries.
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Routes and deliveries.

what routes do they serve from Gatwick?

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by seat1a
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14370

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

What about the cost side of the diversions? Are the Eastbound flights arriving earlier with tailwinds and saving fuel to offset the Westbound diversion related costs? In other words, do these wash from a cost perspective? Thanks!

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by seat1a
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26005

Re: United orders 50 CRJ-550s, announces increased premium seating

What would be premium routes from ORD that warrant the CRJ550? LNK? ICT? Or perhaps a shuttle service to MCI?

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by seat1a
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2197

Re: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2019

My Predictions for 2019: WN adds AUS/TPA-OKC F9 cuts OKC-SAT, and adds OKC-PHL because F9 AA adds a seasonal OKC-MIA service AS adds service to a second city from OKC Nice add's. What is it with OKC-TPA? Braniff flew that route back in the 1970s. Just curious. I think the MIA service would provide ...

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by seat1a
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4673

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Kanaapali, west shore of Maui. Hadn't had a vacation in 5 years (work!). Spent 10 days in a simple VRBO (Eldorado) with a three-minute walk to the coral sand beach. DID NOTHING FOR 10 DAYS. Get up, have breakfast, head to beach, relax, lunch (experienced first Mai Tai), back to the beach. Repeat. Di...

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by seat1a
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5671

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

olddominion727 wrote:
took UA SNA-SJC with conx in SFO. Same way on the return, just for the segment credit with FFQ.


That's a good one.

While I didn't make this connction, in August I sat next to a woman who was flying SEA-HNL-NRT on HA. All for the airfare.

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by seat1a
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 2873

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

HNL ... Perfect mix of third world semi-open-air architecture and crappy design. An eye sore. Oops, wrong thread.

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by seat1a
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR
Replies: 29
Views: 8313

Re: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR

LIS-TLV has already been announced as the first route...a brand-new route for TP (with a RON at TLV). I'd expect EWR, JFK, or BOS to be next...and I have to wonder if TP will try to compete on NYC-TLV (via LIS) using the A321LR. The other thing is: this is introducing a true J seat in Europe short-...

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by seat1a
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 23749

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

Thanks to all for your replies and thoughts.

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by seat1a
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 23749

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

Slightly off topic, but can an AA 32B do this route, or perhaps a JB Mint-style configured A321? If not to EZE, how about LAX-LIM or LAX-SCL. Curious, and thank you!

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