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by mhkansan
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 45176

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

It seems like Allegiant is doubling down on its strategy to fly to larger markets and adding fewer flights to small cities. Do you think Allegiant will stick with this approach or is there still a chance they might someday resume adding services to places like MHK?

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by mhkansan
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48984

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

Another thing to consider - many of AA's smallest cities are EAS cities: GCK, ALO, JLN, ART, SUX, GRI can't just be dropped - they have to finish out the term with the DOT or else pay a significant penalty. I'm hoping this threat is political posturing to persuade Republicans from rural areas to pro...

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by mhkansan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?
Replies: 33
Views: 1911

Re: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?

Most approaches that don't overfly downtown Kansas City into MCI are pretty boring.

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by mhkansan
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 179286

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Any news on the ex-Compass 175s? Have they been moved on from AVW yet?

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by mhkansan
Tue May 12, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1181
Views: 196756

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

PSA has the ex-MQ CRJ-700s. Envoy / American Eagle Airlines had some of the first CRJ-700s off the line and also a newer batch. Internally, these were the CR7R for reconfigured and CR7N for new. The "R" birds originally had 70 seats, but the first class cabin was added in July 2010. The ol...

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by mhkansan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW
Replies: 30
Views: 5555

Re: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW

Many regional outstations are cross utilized. I am in a "customer service" position that also oversees ramp and RON cleaning sides of things at MHK.

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by mhkansan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2203

Re: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

I think Embraer 145 would be a good candidate. You could block the 'B' aisle seat and still get a 68% potential loadfactor since rows 1 & 2 are solo seats only.

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by mhkansan
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 179286

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

With 20 more 175s coming over from Compass, are there plans to send additional 145s east to Piedmont or will they just store a few extras? The only thing official that I have heard is that more 50-seaters may be retired throughout the Eagle network. I know that PSA have already dumped their CR2s. I...

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by mhkansan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27924

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

That LH operation in Barbados was huge. Here are two photos: https://m.facebook.com/groups/209841346411068?view=permalink&id=613342606060938 https://www.facebook.com/472270022983974/posts/1279301862280782/ A388 That is simply unbelievable. What an operation! I can't begin to imagine what that w...

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by mhkansan
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1181
Views: 196756

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

arielwar wrote:
I wonder if the new A321 long ranch aircraft they ordered recent will have AVOD ?


AA has committed to AVOD on long-haul flights. I'm pretty sure the 321LR will get AVOD.

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by mhkansan
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 179286

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

IIRC 802 is also being parted out.

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by mhkansan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24081

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

I think AA needs more Africa service. While more to Australia would be fun, I am really hoping for a CPT or JNB announcement. I think that it makes sense with the BA / Comair connections in South Africa.

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by mhkansan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The saga of AA431
Replies: 26
Views: 7338

Re: The saga of AA431

Looks like its diverting to IAD now.

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by mhkansan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 167410

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

DanDun wrote:
AA is ending service to Córdoba, Argentina in May 2020


Are you sure its not just a seasonal suspension? COR has been a fantastic new market from everything that I had previously read.

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by mhkansan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 167410

Re: AA PHL-KEF Goes Year-Round

I'd like to see AA enter ORD-KEF. I think its possible with an overwater 319.

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by mhkansan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189404

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

What is the status of seatback IFE on the legacy LAA 319's? Is it still there or already pulled. How about the used birds they got last 2 years, specifically N772XF? AA has not removed any IFE from any aircraft... yet. All the 737s and 321s that have been reconfigured in the Oasis program so far ha...

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by mhkansan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 179286

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Thats at SkyWest now.. Interesting. So according to my count Skywest has purchased two CRJ-200s from PSA. N223JS and now N221PS. Are there more? Who is Skywest going to operate them for? United? Probably replacement for some of the ancient 200s Skywest is still dragging around. Skywest has a large ...

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by mhkansan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 13988

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

Whatever this airplane's next life is, I trust that cruiseshipcrew knows more about it than anyone else on this board. He regularly goes through the VCV aircraft boneyard for his side hustle. James' Instagram posts from there are fascinating to see.

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by mhkansan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 179286

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

It looks like Embraer 140 N826AE ferried out to ROW this week. It was one of the unpainted 140s. Do we know of any other 140s which are being parked at the end of the summer?

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by mhkansan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know if I still get free checked bag with citi AAdvantage card if trip booked by someone else?
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Anybody know if I still get free checked bag with citi AAdvantage card if trip booked by someone else?

The benefits are attached to the primary cardholder's AAdvantage account. If somebody else books a ticket for you, you will get the cardmember benefits as long as you are the primary cardholder and your AAdvantage number is in your record.

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by mhkansan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying with Korea's Short-Lived Air Philip, Gimpo-Gwangju, October 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 14217

Re: Flying with Korea's Short-Lived Air Philip, Gimpo-Gwangju, October 2018

How many crew were onboard? Usually a 145 just has one flight attendant and it sounds like you had at least two onboard! We fly the 145s in and out of MHK all the time. Its so interesting to see them as a flagship service instead of relegated to regional feed for a mainline carrier. Thank you for th...

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by mhkansan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112460

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

After reading all of the comments about Doug Parker, the question I have is whether the unions now regret supporting Parker and his efforts to have US buy AA out of bankruptcy. Any thoughts? Of course, the unions initially like every AA CEO, grew to dislike him strongly, then missed him when the ne...

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by mhkansan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112460

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

If it has to do with Japan, I wonder if that is where some of these airplanes are coming from to fly to Australia as part of the JV. I wonder with DFW-HND and LAX-HND 2x happening, we will see an end of NRT service altogether and some flights move to JL operation. Its already happened with ORD and J...

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18257

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I am still really curious what is happening to the ExpressJet CRJ-700 fleet. There were 16 aircraft in DFW that were converted from Delta spec with brand new interiors in 2016. Since the contract ended at the very beginning of January, all of those aircraft are in TUS in storage. I figured they wou...

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones
Replies: 17
Views: 3237

Re: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones

Tons. I would say most airlines.
AF, LH, KL, BA, EK, QR, SQ, JL, NH, IB, FR.

Having huge domestic networks happens in the US, China, Brazil, and Russia. Canada (and Air Canada) have an extensive domestic network too if you include AC's regional partners. Canada is geographically enormous.

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18257

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I am still really curious what is happening to the ExpressJet CRJ-700 fleet. There were 16 aircraft in DFW that were converted from Delta spec with brand new interiors in 2016. Since the contract ended at the very beginning of January, all of those aircraft are in TUS in storage. I figured they woul...

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Flying Out of the "Wrong" Terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Airlines Flying Out of the "Wrong" Terminal

For awhile every time I flew AA / Eagle out of Terminal E in DFW it just felt wrong. It feels better integrated now but for awhile it just felt bizarre.

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by mhkansan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any FBOs use jetways?
Replies: 26
Views: 6083

Re: Do any FBOs use jetways?

There are particularly luxurious private terminals at many middle eastern airports with jet bridges. I can't think of any FBOs that have them in the USA. The Boeing delivery center at PAE has jetbridges.

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7683

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

What is the deal with Joplin? They have now six daily flights to two markets and some flights on large regional jets. I knew there was some issues with the short runway there necessitating the larger aircraft, but now they have a ton of service for an EAS community.

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by mhkansan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 10058

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribbean Extensions/Increases

Its about time ICT got more service than just DFW & ORD. PHX was served with CRJs back in the America West days, but I think its time ICT got both a year-round PHX flight and possibly 2x flights to CLT. I'd also like to see at least a 1x MHK-CLT for military connections. There is a ton of traffi...

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by mhkansan
Wed May 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?
Replies: 31
Views: 3054

Re: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?

I just found out that AA has an interline and ticketing agreement with Bulgaria Air (FB)! Saw a bag and ticket routed that way last week and it gave me pause!

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by mhkansan
Tue May 14, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 10042

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

And, check your Employee Handbook; you might be barred from flying (on company's dime) in Main Cabin Extra, Comfort+ or whatever else it's called. It's considered a higher fare class and might be reserved for longer flights or mid- to upper management. Negative. I'm also an airline employee. Main C...

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by mhkansan
Wed May 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 4475

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

There has been HUGE Chinese investments in Africa generally, especially in infrastructure projects. The travel market between China and developing countries in Africa continues to grow, and RAM thinks they can do it better than the competition!

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by mhkansan
Thu May 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 5064

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

United has to be the absolute worst at having a unified fleet livery. Spirit is bad, too, I agree!

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by mhkansan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA have any interest in flying to Paramaribo/PBM/Suriname or Cayenne/CAY/French Guiana from MIA?
Replies: 29
Views: 3311

Re: Does AA have any interest in flying to Paramaribo/PBM/Suriname or Cayenne/CAY/French Guiana from MIA!?

These countries are much more closely tied with Europe. What demand exists is connected to the US and Caribbean on BW or AF. While GEO has been a success for AA, I think there is much less of a market in PMB/CAY to capture on AA metal. While it might be profitable, even, for AA to fly the routes - t...

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by mhkansan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 17431

Re: AA Adds New Routes

My personal hopes are for DFW-FAY and CLT-MHK!

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by mhkansan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?

https://airlinegeeks.com/2017/12/19/lax ... d-tunnels/
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LAX has tons of underground walkways dating back to the 1960s. Some of them remain open. You can read up on the history of LAX terminal design here:
https://airlinegeeks.com/2017/12/19/lax ... d-tunnels/

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by mhkansan
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA shelve First class to EWR using Air Belgium A340
Replies: 6
Views: 4043

Re: BA shelve First class to EWR using Air Belgium A340

I don't think that first class is even for sale. I think those seats are just sold as business class.

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by mhkansan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 25336

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

Are you for real? Will you bring the closed window shades every time??? You've already asked the FAA and they've responded to you ; just let go of that bone... That's Ziyulu to you - too many nonsense like this and never listen to others Back onto the topic, it's clear something went seriously wron...

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by mhkansan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 179286

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

I think it would make sense for PDT to have some E140s on hand, even as operational spares, or for use in some of those east coast markets which have reduced runway lengths.

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by mhkansan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service
Replies: 28
Views: 2777

Re: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service

There is no way that Swift has "30 737 aircraft." I think at most they have 5.

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by mhkansan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15864

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Those options were always available though. Nobody requested the forward door since the early 90s, and nobody ever brought the APU option. The -42 won't be jet-bridge capable though, not enough space ahead of the engine. In DFW, American Eagle used to drive jet bridges to aft passenger door on the ...

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by mhkansan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 179286

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Not all of the ex QX birds are "oldest". Yes, N600QX is, she was a test aircraft and is a non-production aircraft - so is a unique critter. N603, N604 and N605 are pretty old and well worth watching, and I guess N608. A fair number of the teens are younger. Here's the fun thing about them...

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by mhkansan
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15864

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

I am upset about the lack of high-efficiency turboprops in US Aviation. I think the ATR is a wonderful aircraft, and new-built ATR-72 and ATR-42, or new Q400s, would be a great fit for the US industry. Once fuel becomes closer to the $100/$120 barrel range, US airlines might take a much more critica...

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by mhkansan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expands domestically at DEN
Replies: 22
Views: 4787

Re: United expands domestically at DEN

Still waiting on DEN-MHK! (We are isolated from the failures of FOE and not an EAS market like SLN, if United route planners read a.net!)

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by mhkansan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2019: AA;B6;UA;WN;XE Adds TRM;Swoop Routes;
Replies: 62
Views: 13515

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2019: AA;B6;UA;WN;XE Adds TRM;Swoop Routes;

I'm glad to see MHK-ORD up at three frequencies through the end of the schedule. They added the third flight for three months at various times of the year last year and I'm very glad to see it coming back! This means MHK will have a standard of six daily commercial flights. We've been stuck at five ...

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by mhkansan
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1005
Views: 179286

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Is there any word on what will happen to the ex-QX ExpressJet CRJ-700s? They haven't flown since they were ferried to Tuscon after the ExpressJet flying ended. These planes had all new interiors installed in May 2016 and are all painted in the American Eagle livery. However, they are among the oldes...

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by mhkansan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New terminal project PVU - Provo, Utah News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 5661

Re: New terminal proposed for PVU - Provo, Utah

10 gates is ridiculous for an airport that has commercial service from G4 only - and no matter what they promise today, Allegiant could move to SLC in a heartbeat.

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by mhkansan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't AA order the 73G?
Replies: 25
Views: 4776

Re: Why didn't AA order the 73G?

In general the 73G was only really popular with UA (ex-CO frames) and WN. UA only has around 36 of them and DL has like 10 for high performance on short runways (like EYW.) AA ordered their 738s in major gaps. There was no real reason to order more until fuel spiked around 2008 and they had to get ...

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