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by flybry
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4295
Views: 626670

Re: Why United should establish a new TPA hub (or at least a focus city)

Agreed. A Tampa hub is needed by United.

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by flybry
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 78179

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

Makes sense. Hub to hub flights maybe?

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by flybry
Sat May 23, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 112393

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Airlines slash prices and flood new competitive routes with unreasonable amounts of flights to force their competitor out of the market and then raise the price back up. Now that Southwest can do this they should. Its unfortunate that alot of people don't realize this and continue to fly on the air...

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by flybry
Sat May 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 112393

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

swafa wrote:
flybry wrote:
If Southwest is such a Brilliant, vibrant competitor on the offense, what do you call its pullout from Newark BEFORE the coronavirus crisis?


I call it an unfortunate victim of the boeing Max debacle.


Convenient excuse lolz

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by flybry
Sat May 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 112393

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

If Southwest is such a Brilliant, vibrant competitor on the offense, what do you call its pullout from Newark BEFORE the coronavirus crisis?

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by flybry
Sat May 23, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 112393

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Southwest may have a strategy adding tons of flights back quickly. But without passengers on those flights, it’s a strategy for failure.

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by flybry
Fri May 22, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 112393

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Does Southwest have a death wish?

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by flybry
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4295
Views: 626670

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

This is so heartbreaking. I feel for the employees :(

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by flybry
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2684

Re: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?

I was thinking they’d merge to save themselves from going out of business?

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by flybry
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2684

Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?

If this is being discussed in another thread, I apologize and please delete. I was just wondering if all the U.S. airlines emerge from the current coronavirus crisis as much smaller carriers (like Delta said it would), would that open the door for mergers like we saw in the aftermath of the 2008 Gre...

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by flybry
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 25365

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

Using what gates, exactly? Maybe Delta will make a deal with United? United has all but abandoned Seattle compared to the market share it used to have. Perhaps Delta can get some of United’s gates? Why would UA want to help DL out anywhere, think about that for a moment. UA does not benefit by lett...

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by flybry
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 25365

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

EA CO AS wrote:
flybry wrote:
Delta will eventually overtake Alaska in Seattle much like Delta has done to AA at JFK.


Using what gates, exactly?


Maybe Delta will make a deal with United? United has all but abandoned Seattle compared to the market share it used to have. Perhaps Delta can get some of United’s gates?

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by flybry
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 25365

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

I think this is another indication Delta is serious about overtaking Alaska to become the number one carrier in Seattle full stop. Which isn't going to happen I’d argue that DL will overtake AS in the PNW. Like what it did to AA in JFK. DL has a massive operation that can subsidize growing SEA into...

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by flybry
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 25365

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

I think this is another indication Delta is serious about overtaking Alaska to become the number one carrier in Seattle full stop.

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by flybry
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35236

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

All of the fatal crashes

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by flybry
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11937

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

I think this is a sign Delta is serious about its Seattle hub and will soon overtake Alaska Airlines and become the largest carrier in Seattle.

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by flybry
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hubs at LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 7564

Re: Airline Hubs at LAX

Is LAX really a hub for United? Or is it more of a focus city? United has really cut back significantly at LAX. It doesn’t even fly to PDX or MIA from LAX.

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by flybry
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40404

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

I say Frontier and Spirit should get more gates. The airline monopoly needs some competition!

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by flybry
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 25138

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Frontier14 wrote:
flybry wrote:
When will EWR-DEN start?


Am hearing there may be an announcement(s) come next week that will answer your question.

Frontier 14


Cool, thanks!

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by flybry
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13916

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

AlexBrewster03 wrote:
If southwest wanted more presence in NYC, then closing EWR wasn’t the way to go imo


Exactly!

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by flybry
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 25138

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

When will EWR-DEN start?

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by flybry
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cutting back regional MCO/MIA flying?
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

Re: DL cutting back regional MCO/MIA flying?

Very strange with the Miami cuts. I thought Delta was going to build up MIA to some extent to help foster its new partnership with LATAM?

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by flybry
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25044

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

Detroit313 wrote:
United and Delta are so tiny in Latin America compared to AA. We can't deny that. They own that market.


Isn't United bigger in Latin America than Delta?

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by flybry
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 18554

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

I think United was dumb to sell their JFK-LON authority to Delta when they did and pull out of the JFK-LHR market completely. Just like pulling out of JFK to LAX and SFO. Actually think it was a pretty smart move at the time...not very long after UA sold JFK-LON to DL the US and UK reached an open ...

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by flybry
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 18554

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

I think United was dumb to sell their JFK-LON authority to Delta when they did and pull out of the JFK-LHR market completely. Just like pulling out of JFK to LAX and SFO.

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by flybry
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 26557

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

I wonder if United will pull out of the SFO-ANC market now that Alaska will be entering it? :/

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by flybry
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 15745

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

Yes!! Personally I have never flown Frontier. But I’m glad they’ll give UA some competition. I’m especially glad to see competition on the EWR-DEN route! :)

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by flybry
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 18170

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

I have limited sympathy for passengers who booked this flight. Looking at DL 975, it was 1 1/2 hours late Sunday, 3 1/2 hours late Monday, 18 hours late Wednesday, and 7 1/2 hours late (and counting) today. In a case like this, past results are a pretty good indicator of future performance. So the ...

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by flybry
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37841

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

intotheair wrote:
Good to hear about DEN-LHR, though I wonder where that slot is coming from. Did UA buy a winter slot, or is another hub losing a frequency?


Yeah, I wonder if they're using a slot that they normally use for EWR?

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by flybry
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37841

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

It would be great to see another European destination nonstop from Denver :)

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by flybry
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 17496

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Delta has good access to Asia via SEA, ICN, and DTW. No reason delta needs to fly any routes direct. They can one-stop to all the major cities. Um, tell that to people in NYC. I prefer nonstops to Asia any day over a “one-stop” to Asia. Delta is just simply not competitive in this market. Full stop.

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by flybry
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 17496

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

I just don’t understand how Delta can claim to be NYC’s #1 airline when it cannot even sustain one flight to Asia nonstop. It’s a gaping hole. I tend to think of UA and DL as equal sharersin NYC air traffic. Delta is not NYC's #1 airline. And UA and Delta are not equal sharers in NYC air traffic. U...

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by flybry
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 17496

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Am I the only one that finds DL not being able to serve JFK-Tokyo hilarious? I agree! It is rather hilarious, and quite sad at the same time actually. Not sure why it's sad or funny. Airlines can't be all things to everyone. DL has no feed in Tokyo and DL customers in the eastern third of the US wh...

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by flybry
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 17496

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

TWA772LR wrote:
Am I the only one that finds DL not being able to serve JFK-Tokyo hilarious?


I agree! It is rather hilarious, and quite sad at the same time actually.

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by flybry
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45800

Re: WN to close EWR

Super80Fan wrote:
Extremely happy WN is closing EWR and to those whining/thinking they can force WN to operate flights they don't want to, kick rocks.


Extremely happy? Lolz! Um ok.

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by flybry
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112585

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Finally admitting defeat in JFK.


That was United ;) ..and they've come to regret it big time!

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by flybry
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19615

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Court costs pay for that. It's charged to the defendant (airlines). Its come to my attention how much misinformation there is about American bankruptcy court in foreign lands. It's not a subsidy, it's not a bailout. It's a prioritization of claims on the standing assets of an organization with more...

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by flybry
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19615

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Chapter 11 doesn’t cost the tax payers. What about all the courts, judges and government lawyers who deal with bankruptcy cases? The tax payers pay for all of that. And it’s not cheap. Court costs pay for that. It's charged to the defendant (airlines). Its come to my attention how much misinformati...

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by flybry
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16460

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

This whole plan was unnecessary!!!
It made no sense from the start!!
The terminal layout was fine as it was.
Stupid stupid stupid.

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by flybry
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45800

Re: WN to close EWR

Jshank83 wrote:
flybry wrote:
Do you think anyone might come in and start DEN-EWR so it’s not a United monopoly route?


F9 is about the only one that makes much sense to me. I can’t see DL or AA running it.


I think you’re right. But I don’t think F9 currently flies to EWR?

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by flybry
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45800

Re: WN to close EWR

I think Frontier would be crazy to not try EWR-DEN. This is horrible new for us frequent flyers on the EWR-DEN route i remember the old days when United has a monopoly. The premium for a N/S was insane! I agree! I’m so upset United will have this route as a monopoly. Part of the deal for the United...

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by flybry
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45800

Re: WN to close EWR

Do you think anyone might come in and start DEN-EWR so it’s not a United monopoly route?

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by flybry
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45800

Re: WN to close EWR

Wow. And I remember getting Southwest a foothold at EWR was the only big concession to have the CO/UA merger approved. Anyone else remember? Maybe Southwest should replace EWR with the more "prestigious" JFK (I am quoting others on here, not my word). I am actually shocked they're not at ...

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by flybry
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45800

Re: WN to close EWR

After the merger of Continental and United -- this means United now has a monopoly on a lot routes out of EWR that Southwest will be abandoning including EWR-DEN. I wonder if United will jack up the fares on these routes? So much for the merger being beneficial to flyers and ticket prices :/

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by flybry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19615

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Boof02671 wrote:
Chapter 11 doesn’t cost the tax payers.


What about all the courts, judges and government lawyers who deal with bankruptcy cases? The tax payers pay for all of that. And it’s not cheap.

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by flybry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19615

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Guess the meeting did not go very well. Trump just sided with Qatar over US airline CEOs in the nastiest battle in the aviation industry https://www.businessinsider.in/trump-just-sided-with-qatar-over-us-airline-ceos-in-the-nastiest-battle-in-the-aviation-industry/articleshow/70300792.cms = Basical...

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by flybry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19615

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

A loan that was paid back under the ATSB program is not a subsidy, the airlines borrowed the money from the banks, paid it back a loan guarantee doesn’t cost the government money. For example US Airways borrowed the money from Citibank The Airlines pay rent and landing fees. They dont operate for f...

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by flybry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19615

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Boof02671 wrote:
flybry wrote:
The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!!

No they don’t.


Yes they do

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by flybry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19615

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

No they don’t. #1 : They explicitly took subsidies in the form of loan guarantees from the Federal Govt as recently as 2002. #2 : The USA is one of the few countries in the world with government owned airports, whereas in most countries the airports must operate as a business. That is not the case ...

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by flybry
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19615

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!!

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