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by lpdal
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 6420

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

The Red Air MD has been relocated successfully and now repairs to MIA airport infrastructure begin.

Also I found an Antonov AN12 on the cargo ramp while doing a work run, pictures here soon.

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by lpdal
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 6420

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Echo 11 is nearing completion at MIA

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by lpdal
Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 6420

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

Echo 11 at MIA has been removed, and the new jetbridge is being installed. E11 was the last stationary (IE-non wheeled, non-moving) jetway at MIA.

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by lpdal
Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 6420

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

MAH4546 wrote:
American is finally launching non-stops from Miami to Asheville. Saturday service begins June 4th for the summer months


Ah AVL, my old sleepaway camp stomping grounds! Camp Rockmont!! I would fly FLL-ATL-AVL on DL, with the second flight being on ASA’s ATR42 and later CR2s

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by lpdal
Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Disgusting Fox News ads
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Re: Disgusting Fox News ads

As others have said the ads you see are “targeted advertising” that are displayed to you based on your search history and overall internet activity. To clear these you’ll need to delete your cookies and clear your browser cache. A great, free program to do this is CCleaner.

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by lpdal
Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1473
Views: 273360

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

MIA regional is all E175 now. All 145s have been moved elsewhere or retired.

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by lpdal
Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 6420

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

I didn’t see it anywhere else, but the Eagle operation at MIA is all 175 now. All the 145s have been moved elsewhere or decommissioned.

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by lpdal
Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 6420

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

FI sent 2x 752 here, to operate Cuban charters: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9559/QZQF8q.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8707/Wp2Z5q.jpg A nice change of aircraft scenery as Santa Barbara went defunct and of course, we retired all of our 752s at the onset of the pandemic. Nice ...

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by lpdal
Sat Feb 12, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

I suspect that a large amount of trash the moderators have to deal with are old timers who have been banned just trolling, as they say, “for the lulz” under multiple accounts. As I stated above, this was a problem even when the site was paid membership only - those with deep pockets would pay the $2...

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by lpdal
Sat Feb 12, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Clean-up in Civil Aviation?
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: Clean-up in Civil Aviation?

How about you go on strike. That's the only way they will do anything. That wouldn’t lead to anything because the moderators aren’t paid positions, among many other reasons. The entire first page of that section of the forum is clogged with "Aviation at... [airport code]", "Deliverie...

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by lpdal
Sat Feb 12, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 6420

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

FI sent 2x 752 here, to operate Cuban charters: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9559/QZQF8q.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8707/Wp2Z5q.jpg A nice change of aircraft scenery as Santa Barbara went defunct and of course, we retired all of our 752s at the onset of the pandemic.

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by lpdal
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 166
Views: 18775

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

We already have extensive policies, procedures, manuals, and staffing in place to deal with every aspect of unruly passengers. I’m not aware of anything further that can be done on our part.

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by lpdal
Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

Report it. I often report inappropriate posts, no matter who they are directed at.. That's another issue I see. Anyone can report anyone's post. I'm not really sure the moderators have enough time to see the context. They just delete the post and potentially make a lot of collateral damage along th...

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by lpdal
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72818

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

Sorry to see another airline go…Maybe we AA employees can finally get some NK ZED agreement on MYID after all this hoopla…Either way, I think I will be fine. Haha

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by lpdal
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Employees and Outsourcing Around The Globe
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Airline Employees and Outsourcing Around The Globe

As a mainline TWU represented AA ramper it fascinates me to see airline operations around the globe. However it would seem to me that in places like Europe, and elsewhere, the vast majority of airline ground operations (and to some extent the operation as a whole) are contracted out to companies lik...

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by lpdal
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 48984

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

Delta 14 at MIA is getting a tinted glass jetbridge. Here’s a picture of the construction site, with my tractor for scale: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8941/SQsLVO.jpg It looks cool but why are they doing this? It's got to be more expensive and also hotter unless it is really dark tint th...

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by lpdal
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 48984

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

Delta 14 at MIA is getting a tinted glass jetbridge. Here’s a picture of the construction site, with my tractor for scale:

Image

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by lpdal
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 48984

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

Delta 11 is MIA’s newest renovated jetbridge, I worked it the other night on a GND outbound. Not having to spool up the A/C hose is pretty nice!

Also, the lead in to Delta 27 has been repaved with fresh asphalt.

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by lpdal
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 48984

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

B6 has changed its ground handling contract vendor in MIA from Eulen America to Swissport.

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by lpdal
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 48984

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

I’ve heard rumors Allegiant might be knocking on MIA’s door for a late winter launch in time for spring break. MIA is just missing Allegiant and Alaska at the moment and they would have all the major LCCs. I have no doubt in my mind about them launching MIA in the near future. Heck, maybe even Silv...

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by lpdal
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

I have a question, have you ever been a member here under a different screen name? This was a problem even when the site was paid membership only, but compounded by the fact that now membership is available to anyone, people just get banned and make another throwaway account under a new name. I ima...

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by lpdal
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 48984

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

Also, work is underway on Golf and Delta 11 to replace the old, rusted INET jet bridges with brand new ThyssenKrupp ones, which feature the new BoomAir auto-retract AC hoses. This should make our work on the ramp much easier. Add Foxtrot 11 and Echo 10 to that list. Seems that all gates at MIA will...

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by lpdal
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 48984

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

Also, work is underway on Golf and Delta 11 to replace the old, rusted INET jet bridges with brand new ThyssenKrupp ones, which feature the new BoomAir auto-retract AC hoses. This should make our work on the ramp much easier.

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by lpdal
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 48984

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

I swung by Juliet to see it;

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by lpdal
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

I’m going to go to bat for the moderators again re: political posting. Honestly, at the end of the day, Anet is an aviation site. If your sole purpose here is to discuss politics in NonAv, your interests are most likely better served by political-centric websites where it’s a free for all and people...

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by lpdal
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

Sadly enough, though, I can think of about 50 users I would immediately add to the “block list” right off the top of my head. Because I can no longer edit my above post, to clarify this remark, none of the users I referred to above would be moderators or administrators (concurrently, a feature wher...

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by lpdal
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

Also, if you think something is off topic, report it. We rely heavily on user reports as we simply don't have the time to read every post in every thread. Do know that baiters will use the slightest off topic notion and excuse to use the report button to rack up a user’s deleted post count, leading...

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by lpdal
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 518587

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

We’re hiring 200 FSA’s here in MIA to help with the increased operation.

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by lpdal
Sun May 30, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

I recall in 2013 or so, somebody asked the same question, and the answer was 20 at the low end and mid 40s at the high end. Of course, that most likely has changed in the decade since ‘13. I’m more interested to know the seniority of the moderators (I.E. only how long they have been a moderator, not...

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by lpdal
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 518587

Re: AA 777s added to MIA domestic schedule for May

I’ve worked a lot of these flights here in MIA and it’s nice to see the 777s augment the usual narrow bodies on this route. Usually the senior guys work the 772s/3s and 788s here on the ground, but with this increase I also have been given the chance to work the widebodies as well

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by lpdal
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

Greetings, ATCSundevil. I agree us industry employees are held to a higher standard, especially when specifically identified as posting on social media such as anet — that’s why my signature is the way that it is. That is another thing that I didn’t understand until I worked in the industry — full d...

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by lpdal
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

This is the same website I was told by prominent members in the very-toxic live chat room feature, prior to working in the industry, that I was never going to be employed with any airline, I’d be an utter failure in life, and I’d be living at home for the rest of eternity. When I attempted to defen...

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by lpdal
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 38761

Re: Website is over-moderated

I have browsed or used airliners.net for nearly 20 years. It has gone through multiple ownerships and variations. We used to have alot of technical experts that posted here. They faded about 8 years ago. We still attempt substantial discussions, but its nearly impossible now. After working (still w...

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by lpdal
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8812

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

Contract voted in with a positive vote of 95% in fleet service.

Looking forward to my $3,000 check!

-LPDAL

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by lpdal
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8812

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

The following stations are going to be staffed by mainline clerks / agents for mainline equipment (not sure if we, the mainline people, will do Eagle flights in these stations) 1. BNA 2. IAH 3. DTW 4. MSY 5. SNA Max pay is going from (graduating steps) $30.81/hour to DOS+48 $34.95/hour. All clerks a...

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by lpdal
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8812

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

Thank you for the information regarding CSA (legit no sarcasm. As a mainline TWU fleet service clerk myself, it’s always interesting to learn about other departments.

-LPDAL

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by lpdal
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8812

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

It is indeed shameful, this could've been done years ago and should've. Time will tell if it is ratified, from people I've talked to it could really go either way. There's no cap on LAA insurance, there is on LUS. Congratulations! Do you think there ill ever be a single union for ground employees? ...

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by lpdal
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8812

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

Here in MIA at mainline fleet service, we start at $14.18 and max out at $30.81 after 12 years with the current (2012) contract. I am thrilled that we have something to vote on!

And yes it is very possible to make over $100k as a ramper or CSA here!!

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by lpdal
Mon May 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 25559

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Sad to see another EMB120 operator gone. If they had listed their inventory on MyIDTravel, I would have flown on them just to ride on an EMB120.

Is Southern Airways Express going to go the same way?

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by lpdal
Thu May 23, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

Re: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted

Michael Morisi filed for bankruptcy about four years before PeoplExpress got off the ground, and had several ventures that went defunct in the PHF area. Since the shutdown of PeoplExpress he’s had a job as an ordained minister for a church.

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by lpdal
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1101
Views: 193914

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

1 A321 is at MIA, it has been moved to the
parking ramp next to RWY 26L.

-LPDAL

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by lpdal
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?
Replies: 98
Views: 15350

Re: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?

The old anet used a forum software called Phorum. It was not custom built from scratch but just a heavily modified version of a board software, that, might I point out, according to their website is still 100% supported and still updated. I'm just posting because I'm sick of seeing "Johan wrote...

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by lpdal
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Missing Members With Accounts Still Active
Replies: 134
Views: 7841

RE: Missing Members With Accounts Still Active

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lesfalls" class="quote" target="_blank">Lesfalls</a> (<a href="#110" class="quote">Reply 110</a>):<br/><i>Anyone know what happend to LPDAL?</i>...

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by lpdal
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Iata Codes Don't Make Sense
Replies: 104
Views: 17496

RE: Some Iata Codes Don't Make Sense

I've always wondered why SkyWest's is OO. Seems like a really weird code given there are no O's in SkyWest.

-LPDAL

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by lpdal
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Skybus Model
Replies: 49
Views: 13742

RE: The Skybus Model

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetblueguy22" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblueguy22</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i>They had a huge cash hoard behin...

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by lpdal
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Widebodies Back To MCO In Oct '15?
Replies: 29
Views: 8599

RE: DL Widebodies Back To MCO In Oct '15?

Delta does regularly schedule 767s, both domestic and international, to MCO and other major Florida airports during the fast season. Occasionally, they'll send an A330 as well. But depends on what context "regular" lies within. If that is in the sense of year-wide, Delta doesn't do that, AA does. -L...

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by lpdal
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Skybus Model
Replies: 49
Views: 13742

RE: The Skybus Model

What should be pointed out is that a large number of these startups were founded by members of a city or community who believed their municipality was devoid of air service and that a startup was justified due to the fact that they believed, whether correctly or incorrectly, that there was sufficien...

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by lpdal
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6
Replies: 267
Views: 22966

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Also, I can't find the thread, but Mokulele was hiring float Caravan pilots in the Miami area some months back. The reply had a link to the source, but I've tried my hardest to find it and nothing has materialized. Are there any seaplane launch bases still in usable condition in existence? What abou...

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by lpdal
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue At TPA,any New Flights Planned?
Replies: 24
Views: 4446

RE: JetBlue At TPA,any New Flights Planned?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spinkid" class="quote" target="_blank">spinkid</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywoo...

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by lpdal
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions For Report Number 28: B757-200s Of Delta
Replies: 16
Views: 4649

RE: Questions For Report Number 28: B757-200s Of Delta

Does TUG hold a monopoly on airport ground support vehicles?

-LPDAL

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