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by TWA772LR
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the Air France flight to Cape Town only 2x weekly!?
Replies: 14
Views: 1444

Re: Why is the Air France flight to Cape Town only 2x weekly!?

What aircraft do AF and KL operate to CPT?

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 4858

Re: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India) rumor

India is the way to go, period. UA would command a nice premium for nonstops over the ME3.I wonder if IAD/ORD-DEL are being considered. And, for my pipedream ambitions, IAH-BOM.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Past Livery With Captains Name
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: United Past Livery With Captains Name

My guesses would be the Captain was historically significant (fighter ace, medal of honor recipient, first pilot of color at UA, etc...) or the Captain died during his career and they named the plane after him as a memorial.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 67
Views: 8357

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

x1234 wrote:
STT757, wouldn't up-gauging the PVG (Shanghai) flight to a 77W be cheaper than 2x 77E's!? Or is demand for J class on the PVG route so high they need 2x daily!? Remember China Eastern also flies 2x daily from JFK.

UA put in for an additional EWR-PVG when the extra China slot came up for grabs.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 67
Views: 8357

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Am I the only one that finds DL not being able to serve JFK-Tokyo hilarious? It's not a question of not being able to. They probably don't want to. DL does not have a slot at HND to use from JFK at the moment, and would need to operate to NRT. DL's end game in Tokyo is to have everything at HND. It...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 67
Views: 8357

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Am I the only one that finds DL not being able to serve JFK-Tokyo hilarious?

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5197

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Theres no reason to kill these harmless dumbasses.

Maybe the Air Force can use their top secret brown note generator to stop them in their tracks.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Buran-Energia : The Soviet Space Shuttle 2.0 on a Moon Rocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: Buran-Energia : The Soviet Space Shuttle 2.0 on a Moon Rocket

Great video! I know the Soviets had some serious engineering talent for space flight but now I have even more respect for them.

It sucks that that kind of skill didnt carry over to civil aviation, especially the industrial engineering to build support networks.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 169
Views: 31762

Re: AF to order A220

Big blow to Embraer, IMO; with AF being an existing Emb customer. I agree that A330neo or 787 is too small for the A380. AF loves the 77W so maybe they'll come around and sniff around Boeing for the 779. The theory that the A330neo or 787 is too small for the A380 has already been debunked. Qantas ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 169
Views: 31762

Re: AF to order A220

Big blow to Embraer, IMO; with AF being an existing Emb customer.

I agree that A330neo or 787 is too small for the A380. AF loves the 77W so maybe they'll come around and sniff around Boeing for the 779.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2669

Re: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)

Is it a write off? :duck:

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7816

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

I believe it is not even difficult to find some selection of food items that can keep people alive for 48 hours with zero risk of food poisoning. A few loaves of bread, a big jar of peanut butter, some Cheetos, and a couple large bags of M&M's. All good. Doubt forget beef jerky and sour gummy w...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

5 years in prison for licking ice cream? Seriously? 6 months probation or 48 hours community service at worst is what these people deserve. Its just stupid teenagers being stupid teenagers, no need to ruin their lives for something like this.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Running

...sucks and I don't see how people do it for pleasure. I was a swimmer growing up and did a stint of track in middle school and decided to stick with swimming which I actually did well in. But I have started to do it because i need to lose weight/get faster so I can join the Air Force so I'm making...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12156

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

The A321NeoXLR could go as far as KEF-SEA, KEF-YVR or KEF-IST nonstop. 4700NM range. 4700nm gives you much more to play with than that, if that's indeed the number: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4700nm%40kef Based off of that map it would be funny to see FI announce KEF-ICN and watch the a.netters l...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking into Iceland service
Replies: 23
Views: 6650

Re: Emirates looking into Iceland service

Im surprised EK is looking at KEF before DEN.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

China tolerates North Korea. The US hates North Korea. And the US and China tolerate each other with relations dipping that much lower every month. Any country that gives any kind of military hardware will be met with huge sanctions from the US, China is no exception.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

Sports drinks are loaded with sugar. As a fan of Space Jam, I stick with Michael's Secret Stuff. :)

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7487

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

As a former SWA CSA, I have seen quite a bit of Canadians use DTW and BUF for their needs.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1697

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

SR71

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?

My first notable pay raise was 50%.

















But I had to change jobs and employers to get it.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 7302

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

Be interesting to see how/if UA retaliates... not really sure what's left for them to do: hopping back on ATL-LAX would be financial suicide, against DL widebodies + NK and WN. Why would UA need to retaliate when its B6 that already flies JFK-HOU? Secondly 2x A220 daily pose no threat to UA's hub t...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5330

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

Id like to see how airports with large cargo ops like MEM, SDF, ANC, and ONT fall.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14512

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

Its better to seel seats at a partial loss than a full loss. For example, if it costs $300 for a seat to break even, selling it at $100 for a $200 loss is better than having it be empty and having a $300 loss, or worse, give it to a nonrev.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1797

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

DEN-DAL. It was a very nice plane and a very nice ride. It reminded me of a 787 it was so quiet. I slept like a baby.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4516

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I don't think Korean unification is possible without blood shed. That said we should let it implode from within. Trump is by no means my favorite person but ive always been in the camp in order for (at least) more stable relations, that leaders of adversarial countries should meet with each other fa...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 160
Views: 22409

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

A220s, A321s and A350s. Premium layout. Clearly flights to SNA, HND, CDG, HKG, and PVG. Disney would get the premium others cannot. They can buy a fleet with the money they are about to make with Star Wars. They have taken in $2 billion on movies alone this year and its only July. They are building...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 160
Views: 22409

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Revelation wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
Well there have been so many Mickey Mouse airlines over the past 50 years they should fit right in! Sorry, I couldn't help myself:)

That's one Goofy suggestion...

I heard they will fly McDonald Ducklas planes.

Ok I'm gone...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future British Airways 747 routes
Replies: 24
Views: 4749

Re: Future British Airways 747 routes

LHR-VCV

I'll see myself out.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

commpilot wrote:
The state planes also have to do with being the airline that flies the most passengers in that state.

It's a little hard to fly passengers within a state where you only serve one city (NM, LA, Maryland, IL).

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8186

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

Well this proves it then. B6 moving to IAH must mean the United acquisition/merger is imminent. Now excuse me I need to get some more tinfoil.... You know that's not going to appease the AS fan club who have been dreaming about that AS/B6 merger... :bouncy: Now that I live in Dallas, I would be tem...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

They, for the most part, are based off of where SWA has hubs in. New Mexico was added because it was the first non-Texas state they flew to. Louisiana, I believe was the next non-Texas state. When I worked at SWA I actually submitted to Gary Kelly to do 2 retro jets for the 50th birthday, one MAX in...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8186

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

I always thought IAH would be a better fit for B6 than Hobby. A lot of Houston business is expanding north and traffic on 59 north of downtown has better traffic than 45 between Hobby and downtown. Wild guess, but I’d imagine Houstonians are more loyal to WN at HOU than UA at IAH. Very much so when ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2033

Re: Finally Got My New Car

I used to have a Mk7 Volkswagen Golf, I sold it last year as I moved abroad. It was a really good car! For my next car I’m looking at Mercedes-Benz. How’s the Subaru? I’ve heard good things about the Outback. Ive only had it for about 6 hours but i really like it! Its got. Harmon/Kardon sound syste...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2033

Finally Got My New Car

Break out the empty cargo bays because after a couple threads of "what car should I get?", I finally got one! A blue 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R! It was sad to let go of my 2003 Honda Accord as she was my first car and I made a ton of memories in it, but it's time to move on and make new memo...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian planes in Venezuela
Replies: 9
Views: 3867

Re: Russian planes in Venezuela

None if there are no passengers or cargo. If it was for Embassy staff & Russian citizens, then I would suspect Montreal & Shannon, as one is an Aeroflot destination & a the other a past fueling stop for the IL-62 between NYC & MOW. There would likely be much to consider, the US requ...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19304

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Delta UK doing what Delta US does best, bitch.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3404

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

I think AA should acquire these frames for a ULH ultra luxury subsidiary assuming TWAs name. ;)

And for some other people on this bored I guess they can be based in LAX. ;)

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2073

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

I think the interest should be forgiven and the face value should be paid. If the student in question has paid over the face value due to the interest and outside factors, then the difference between the face value and amount paid should be paid back and no further payments should be required. Then ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana De Aviacion Brand New ATR 72-600
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: Cubana De Aviacion Brand New ATR 72-600

Cubana is jumping on the 787-style wavey livery train.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24720

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1425571 UA seems not interested in the XLR as well ,they need bigger planes tu fill the MOM needs There I have now my doubts to this "story". If I just verify the UA fleet and the UA orders... They are flying A320 ceo and A319 ceo an...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9590

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

In all the previous images released by the company, this aircraft was supposed to incorporate a standard tricycle gear design, but when it was finally unveiled it was a taildragger. Something had to have happened during the design phase to necessitate a major rework of the landing gear. Did the mas...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2490

Re: Shoes, feet...

2 pairs I nukes (black pair for work and one paird for casual/everyday) 1 pair of sperrys (that need to be replaced) 1 pair of new balance for running/working out 1 pair of merrells for hiking 1 pair of Bostonians for dress (desperately need to be replaced) 1 pair Quicksilver flip flops (need to be ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5807

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

Continental honored the 1997 contract with Boeing not to buy Airbus for 20 years. That’s a logical fallacy. CO had an all-Boeing fleet because they hired an ex-Boeing executive who initially ordered Boeing and made it a goal to simplify the fleet to the 737NG, 757/767 and 777. CO had, by far, the s...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5807

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

Why did they cancel the A350-1000? They should have kept the B747-400s for a few years longer and replace them with the A350-1000 which is more advanced than the B777-300ER The cost to modify the 744 to comply with the FAAs AD was determined to be cost prohibitive. Boeing also gave them a sweet dea...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 30
Views: 5166

Re: How much range is too much?

I feel like profitable antipodal aircraft range is doable within a generation or 2.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 18
Views: 1660

Re: B6 or WN?

I love when people say SWA doesn't charge change fees. They just charge you the difference in fare. And as a former SWA CSA, those fare differences are generally higher than any change fare at an airline unless you buy an Anytime or Business Select ticket. :spin:

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Natural Gas and Aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 1428

Natural Gas and Aviation

Just a thought, does/can natural gas have a purpose in aviation as fuel? What kind of changes would need to be made, if possible? Can you even use an air-breathing turbine with natural gas?

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 3644

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

It's also effectively the westernmost southern state. I'm fairly certain that honor goes to Hawaii. We finally earned our name. :) I think he's referring to the Confederate States as the South. But geographically soaking Hawaii is the southern and western most state lol. Going back to Texas, it see...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10990

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

How about western US to Caribbean? SEA-POS is 3,768 nm; pretty much the longest route that could be described as "western US to Caribbean", and also one nobody will likely ever fly. Anything else is shorter and subject pretty much only to runway length constraints. These are sectors comin...

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