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by dfwjim1
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 62215

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Allegiant just added 7 new routes from AUS; source below. Destinations: AMA SDF SNA PVU (Provo, UT) FSD SGF (Springfield, MO) TUL Service starts on Nov. 18 with twice-weekly flights to each. Yes, it's "just" G4 with the usual token two flights per week, but I find some of these interestin...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 43
Views: 1811

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

If one of the black coaches in the NFL made the exact same comments toward non-black people do you think he would be fired too? Let's hope the same standards would apply.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: Landing lights question

dfwjim1, just for your interest, here is a little background on exterior lighting. In the U.S., at the two companies I have worked for, it is operations policy to display maximum exterior lighting whenever the aircraft is below FL180. The exception, as noted above, is the landing lights on aircraft...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Point-To-Point routes in the US
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

Re: Point-To-Point routes in the US

Would AA's FLL to BOS count as a P2P?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 46
Views: 1713

Re: Your favorite junk food

LabQuest wrote:
Any sort of sour candy. I'll go through a whole bag.


Me too...I slammed a whole bunch of Sour Kids candy last week and my gum lines were sore the next day :-)

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: Landing lights question

Was there noise or vibration with the lights on, or did things get smoother after they were turned off? The A320 series' folding landing lights stick out into the airflow and can produce noticeable effects above 250 knots. I think they also have a small fuel burn penalty. If not, then you may have ...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-100 Super Sabres at Bozeman, MT
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

F-100 Super Sabres at Bozeman, MT

Flew out of Bozeman, MT yesterday and I drove over to the general aviation area as I had plenty of time before my flight departed. There were two former USAF F-100s parked at one of the facilities both painted in white and equipped with external fuel tanks. Just curious if the two F-100s are based a...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Landing lights question

The other night I flew from CLT to FLL on an AA A321 and I was seated on the left side immediately forward of the engine. The unusual thing is that the landing light stayed on all the way up to cruising altitude and then was shut off. Upon descent into FLL the landing light came on at a much lower a...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?
Replies: 18
Views: 2691

Re: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?

Just down the the road from DFW, DAL no longer has a crosswind runway.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 52
Views: 4829

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

I lived in Fresno,CA in the 80s and never flew in or out of FAT until last week when I flew FLL-DFW-FAT to visit family in the Bay Area.

Visited Fort Meyers, Sarasota and Punta Gorda airports without ever flying in or out of them. Key West too.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov't Charter Flights To Haiti
Replies: 15
Views: 3471

Re: Gov't Charter Flights To Haiti

How do Haitians get from PAP to South Texas? It sounds like there was a large migration after the 2010 Earthquake which resulted in tens of thousands of Haitians in South America and have recently made the trek North to the US Southern Border. https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-08-11/the-silent-ex...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight

Whenever I fly on AA an announcement is made that if someone forgets something when leaving the aircraft they can not come back inside the aircraft and retrieve that item. I get that part but will the aircraft crew and/or customer service people go to the person's seat to locate the missing item? Th...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 630
Views: 68825

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Perhaps WN will add DAL in the future.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 630
Views: 68825

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I lived in Fresno back in the early 80s for a few years before moving back to the Bay Area and then moving out of state. Never had the chance to utilize FAT back then but I am flying FLL-DFW-FAT on AA next Thursday to visit family in San Francisco. Looking forward to experiencing FAT and visiting F...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 630
Views: 68825

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I lived in Fresno back in the early 80s for a few years before moving back to the Bay Area and then moving out of state. Never had the chance to utilize FAT back then but I am flying FLL-DFW-FAT on AA next Thursday to visit family in San Francisco. Looking forward to experiencing FAT and visiting Fr...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 630
Views: 68825

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I lived in Fresno back in the early 80s for a few years before moving back to the Bay Area and then moving out of state. Never had the chance to utilize FAT back then but I am flying FLL-DFW-FAT on AA next Thursday to visit family in San Francisco. Looking forward to experiencing FAT and visiting Fr...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001
Replies: 36
Views: 9396

Re: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001

Why was Gander such a popular spot to land all these planes?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines LAX-MEX Red-Eye Service History
Replies: 36
Views: 8058

Re: Western Airlines LAX-MEX Red-Eye Service History

Read somewhere a number of years ago that the WA Captain and First Officer intensely disliked each other.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA
Replies: 29
Views: 6966

Re: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA

Is the guy a Florida resident or was he on vacation/transiting through MIA?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY
Replies: 41
Views: 6849

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

I wonder if the 737-800s are just too much airplane for some of these flaky little places out west they're trying to fly to .. Provo .. St.George .. Ogden.. Eureka .. come on now .. would they ever need 189 seats for these little villages? Now .. move those -800s to HVN and watch us them fill up! ;...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1975

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Not sure if anyone would know this but did Alex Traveck have a list of people who he felt would be a good candidate to replace him?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 630
Views: 68825

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Off topic but when I lived in Fresno in the early 80s people would often call Fresno "Fresburg". Is this still a common practice?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the greatest airport in the world?
Replies: 46
Views: 3463

Re: What is the greatest airport in the world?

graceintheair wrote:
I've always loved HNL with its outdoor walkways and gardens.


Plus Honolulu is such a cool destination.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 announces 22 new routes for winter
Replies: 29
Views: 9631

Re: G4 announces 22 new routes for winter

Destin - Fort Walton to Las Vegas is an interesting choice of routes...two leisure destinations connected but I assume most of the traffic will be VPS to LAS.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another record at SRQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: Another record at SRQ?

Off topic but I was visiting Sarasota last week and I noticed that the city has a Lamborghini dealership, Lamborghini Sarasota.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13535

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Duct taping any passenger to a seat, as happened on F9 last week, and now on AA this week seems like a huge liability issue. What happens in the event of an emergency evacuation if crew can't get the tape removed in time and the passenger is stuck? I do wonder what the alternative is when said pers...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7925

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

Sticking up a grown man driving a pickup truck was obviously not a good move.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque

I am sure there were fistfights and boorish behavior on airliners and airports back then too.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 14902

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

F9Animal wrote:
Greyhound has some serious competition lately. When I was in IAH a few weeks ago, I took a walk to see the Spirit gates. I swear it was like a Michael Jackson Thriller real life experience. $9 zombies everywhere.


Sounds like Terminal 4 at FLL where NK has a bunch of departures.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12525

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

I was driving by Terminal 4 at FLL last Friday and there were a bunch of police cars with lights on in front of the terminal...Lol.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12525

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

Interesting that we don't see flights and ugly incidents on Net Jet flights.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 1940

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

Kind of surprised that the driver was not arrested.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12525

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

My MCO/FLL/MIA based friends? Oh yeah, every trip. I'm completely here for your profile pic lol ... but .. Every trip? I think they may be exaggerating. I fly regularly for work, often to Florida, and haven't seen any of these issues. The fact is that the vast majority of flights (even to/from MCO/...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5606

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

I lived in North Texas for a number of years and found that the local and state police were very strict about enforcing speeding laws.

Now living in South Florida where speeding laws are not enforced unless one is really moving.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl
Replies: 18
Views: 4921

Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

2eng2efficient wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
Likely not his first arrest for such behavior. He needs to be permanently removed from society.


76 years old and 15 year maximum statutory sentence… should do the trick.


Probably won't make it to the 5 year supervised probation.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

Re: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival

In FLL the Azul flight from Brazil would arrive at Terminal 4, be towed to a hardstand and then be towed to Terminal 3 for departure later in the evening.

Nowadays the flight still arrives at 4, is towed to the hardstand and then towed back to the same gate at 4 in the evening.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

Re: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival

In the examples given, do the aircraft usually go straight to a departure gate or are they parked at a hardstand and then later moved to their departure gate?

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3843

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

So have the weights actually increased? Passengers have got fatter over the pandemic? Or is this purely the extra weight of the extra fuel that's required to be loaded based on the passenger weights, if so then can it really have that much impact tankering a bit of extra fuel? Even the 50seat plane...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Expensive fares for flights have long connections
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Expensive fares for flights have long connections

I have noticed on the American Airlines website that many flight that have a long connection (over 6 hours) have a higher fare than flights with shorter connections and/or nonstops between the same city pairs. Does AA do this to discourage passengers from using the long layover to visit the connecti...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3425

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

If the United States and China started going head to head over Taiwan I wonder what the possibility of using nuclear weapons would be especially if China was losing the battle?

Of course hope none of this ever happens.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3425

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

Too bad that China just can't leave Taiwan alone to function as it's own independent country and/or work with them as a strong trading partner.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th of July Celebrations in America 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: 4th of July Celebrations in America 2021

Here in South Florida I was hearing them in the distance at 3 AM.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando: Frontier Airlines Agents Attacked By Woman Over Carry-On Bag Fee (story from July 2020)
Replies: 36
Views: 5936

Re: Orlando: Spirit Airlines Agents Attacked By Woman Over Carry-On Bag Fee.

I was dragged for saying this previously but I'll say it again. ULCC's attract a class of traveler that really should not be travelling. If there is any sort of hiccup or unexpected expense, they do not have the financial resources to handle it and they often lash out violently. Airports with a hea...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5595

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

I think it's very charming that she's doing this little routine. Doesn't hurt or affect anyone so I don't see any reason why she shouldn't do it Of course but I wonder why out of all the flights to and from CLT she picked this particular flight? Obviously she is smart enough to figure out when the ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon
Replies: 32
Views: 12774

Re: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon

Relatively easy for people in the skilled/certified worker category to do - not so much in the category these delivery drivers are in. The problem with automation is more skilled/certified workers will be needed and fewer unskilled. When you compete with an over-supplied talent pool, then wages are...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5595

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

I wonder if that lady that used to come out and sing to it when it landed is back too :smile: Excuse me what? The Lufthansa Lady. I've been down here 9 years, and every time I've been out to the overlook when LH arrives, she is out there. I didn't get out for today's arrival, but I assume she was t...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4865

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

I wonder at what point we are going to see a Russian plane accidentally or on purpose get shot down (in this area) by a NATO warship?

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightning Strike on 777
Replies: 17
Views: 3529

Re: Lightning Strike on 777

I've been on a plane (BA 787) that had a wing lightning hit on final approach, just as the pilots started a go-around due to a sudden wind shift. I was looking right at it, too -- couldn't see a darn thing for several seconds afterwards. It didn't appear to have any significant effect, other than c...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 37521

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

My mind is blown at some of the capacity airlines have been throwing at Miami lately. Copa Airlines is now operating nine flights a day to Panama City! On top of the daily to Fort Lauderdale. Viva Colombia is flying as many as four flights to Medellin on some days! It's nuts. None of that existed p...

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