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by 32andBelow
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 104
Views: 14127

Re: OAG Changes: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Wow increasing ANC-EWR next summer. Route just do well. Long flight on a 757

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by 32andBelow
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 74
Views: 13141

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Generally, turboprops are not considered jet engines. Of course they are. They’re just not turbojets... Turboprop and turboshaft are gas turbine engines , just like turbojet and turbofan. However, the majority of people don't know (or don't care) about what type of engine inside an engine cowling. ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 74
Views: 13141

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

With high wings, the wing box can intrude into the passenger compartment. On the Fairchild F-27, I seem to recall a dip in the aisle to maintain headroom. You can also have very long gear struts. On a low wing airplane, the wing box merely divides the cargo hold. Also, the issue of fuel in the wing...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 74
Views: 13141

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

https://aviationdoctor.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/liat-22.jpg well do ATRs and Bombardiers count? I would say no: the question is on " commercial jets ". A few commercial jets have however been built with wings on the top, as also recalled in some posts above. Atrs and Qd have jet engines

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 11870

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Sorry this looks absolutely terrible. They had no reason to even change their livery. I wouldn’t be surprised if they scrap this after how this turned out.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Allegiant in Alaska?
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Possibility of Allegiant in Alaska?

I’ve seen allegiance flying charters to Fairbanks in the summer. Not sure if they were for firefighters or something else.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC
Replies: 25
Views: 5271

Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center doesn't do anything with registration, certification, etc. It's pretty much just the FAA ATC Academy, research and admin, and the Civil Aviation Medical Institute. Most nonscheduled aircraft visit OKC for paint and/or maintenance — not saying that's the case he...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC
Replies: 25
Views: 5271

Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

There are heavy mx shops at OKC. Maybe they are getting equipment installed or picking up parts to take home?

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3563

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

The old coach seats that were on the 400s were so much comfier.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3563

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

airplaneboy wrote:
What’s the history of the -700 at Alaska and why do they have so few? Did/do you they serve a niche within their network?

They turned 4 I think into freighters and I think sold a couple

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3563

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

See them all the time at work flying intra Alaska flights. With the mx base in anc they likely don’t have a huge reason to leave the state.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5779

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

I’m sure all the airlines agreed. I see 0 chance that the airport is artificially limiting the amount of tenants and employees that work the airport. If McGee were to under preform I bet other airlines would fire them.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12384

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

A link to ADN coverage. Not Ravn, but Ravn's parent company, with the two operations to be kept as separate organizations. https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2018/10/04/ravn-affiliate-wins-penair-bankruptcy-auction-with-12-3-million-bid There is absolutely no way these are going to be rolled into...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5779

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

NameOmitted wrote:
McGee is not a subsidiary AS. They are both communities owned by ALK.

Yeah, it's a detail, but it costs us nothing to get the details correct.

Is this a typo or did you really refer to each company as a community.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12384

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

KTUU reporter ravn Alaska has purchased Penair for 12.3 million cash.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24596

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

The American LAX-SYD flight diverted to HNL after already passing Hawaii. There were remnants of a hurricane off the coast of California so i wonder if that caused extra headwinds that were unforseen. The united flight did something unusual. Step climbs are normal as fuel burns off, but at one poin...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12384

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

Any links? I can’t find anything. Local news starts in 5 mins. It definitely makes sense as they have airline and Alaskan airline experience where Wexford is just an investment scheme.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12384

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

Penair goes up for auction today. The two
Expected bidders are Ravn Alaska and Wexford capital. Alaska airlines is not expected to bid.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?
Replies: 28
Views: 4042

Re: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?

This is really not THAT long a route for the MAX9. UA flies the aircraft nonstop ANC-IAH. That flight pushes 7 hours at times. A five hour hop from LAX to Hawaii or vise-versa should be a breeze, given LAX's long runways. OGG's longer runway is about 7000 feet, which is a pretty decent length of ta...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 3562

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

I LOVED that they said there were 191 souls on board...a 732. Yeah, sure. Wikipedia says the 732 could seat 130 in an all-Y config with 30" seating pitch. With 3 FAs and 2 pilots (there were no jumpseat pax) that's 135 souls on board. Lap infant pax...let's say there were 5, which would mean 1...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Approves Longer CRJ Maintenance Intervals
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

Re: FAA Approves Longer CRJ Maintenance Intervals

Yah heavy maintenance isn’t slotted 2 years in advance especially for regional airplanes

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by 32andBelow
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10562

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

This isn’t a stand alone bill it’s part of a 5 year FAA reauthorization that includes things like finding air traffic control

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by 32andBelow
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10562

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

WashtubFields wrote:
I agree it will never get out of committee. But people are fatter, baseball stadiums have made seats wider because of it.

It’s part of a 5 year FAA reauthorization

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by 32andBelow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17475

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

What's going on in the control tower controllers see the active plane on the runway to give them clear to take off the wrong direction plane? How could the controller see this? Wasn't the controller have bad sight eyes :eyepopping: with thick glasses? Eh? Controllers and pilots are FAILED at the sa...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17475

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

My thought is: even if the aircraft did get off safely, what effect did (could) such an error have on other traffic? ie, the next aircraft in line on finals, suddenly has an A320 climbing straight at it. This could easily have ended much worse. If the A320 was cleared for take-off there wouldn't ha...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to DXB?
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: Jetblue to DXB?

The whole point is for EK to fly them into BOS or JFK and then B6 taking them from there.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO

DarthLobster wrote:
It's almost like they're screaming "Hey! Alaska! Buy us!"

All Alaska needs to do is call Boeing and order 30 737s and they have effectively bought sun country.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet

Isn’t that just a challenger?

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16057

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

frmrCapCadet wrote:
So a non-refundable ticket should result in a non-used seat. You paid for it, so its yours, whether you are in it or not.

So are they gonna let us sell them if we can’t go now? Can we buy them 5 months out then sell them for 3x the day before thanksgiving?

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by 32andBelow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX

How is silver doing on pilots these days? All the other turbo prop ops are struggling .

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by 32andBelow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 7920

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

Were they put on other planes? Not economical to keep on makes like no sense unless they were moved to another frame.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 383
Views: 28374

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

I noticed that AS now serves SEA-SIT non-stop year-round. It used to be summer seasonal. Does anyone know when it switched to year-round? With the combis gone all the southeast flights go re worked I would imagine. None of them have been re-worked. Just switched over to the 73G/738. Are there not l...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 383
Views: 28374

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

BA wrote:
I noticed that AS now serves SEA-SIT non-stop year-round. It used to be summer seasonal. Does anyone know when it switched to year-round?

With the combis gone all the southeast flights go re worked I would imagine.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO Starts EAS Service EAR-DEN
Replies: 16
Views: 1982

Re: OO Starts EAS Service EAR-DEN

You guys do not warrant flights to several different airports. Try to fill your 100 seats a day to DEN first.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...
Replies: 11
Views: 4302

Re: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...

If they aren’t actively working on it there is 0 reason to put it in a hangar.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 383
Views: 28374

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

You're right. Time flies rapidly. I remembered reading about such an event "recently". I looked it up. It was 2010. AS had an FMC failure going to JNU so they went over to YXY. DL has landed there a couple of times on the MSP-ANC run, too. I’d love AS to give YXY a shot sometime, but that...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NATS Discriminating against Stansted Airport and Ryanair?
Replies: 14
Views: 2409

Re: NATS Discriminating against Stanted Airport and Ryanair?

What’s the rules in Europe? In the USA it’s first come first served and atc will delay a 747 for a c172 if it works out that way

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by 32andBelow
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 383
Views: 28374

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

I can’t imagine they’d pay for said proprietary approaches into sit and KTN without planning on using them. I wonder if AS will be happy to cede a portion of these markets. With their freighter op separate now they may want to scale back their passenger ops. It seems like they have a freighter in th...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 383
Views: 28374

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Delta flying practice approaches into SIT and KTN today with a 737. Upgauges next summer? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9989 I just saw that and was going to post the same thing. My guess is either they’re upgrading to mainline, or planning on using SIT/KTN as a diversion in case JNU is so...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 383
Views: 28374

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9989
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Delta flying practice approaches into SIT and KTN today with a 737. Upgauges next summer?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9989

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by 32andBelow
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 383
Views: 28374

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9989
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Delta flying practice approaches into SIT and KTN today with a 737. Upgauges next summer?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9989

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14475

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

UA444 wrote:
It’s been long past its sell by date since the 900 came out. It was never as good of a plane as the DC-9 or A320.

That great A320 that has to tech stop every time the jet stream is too strong on a Westbound transcon flight?

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 7100

Re: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 1, 2019)

https://www.alaskaair.com/schedule/ For Origin, type "SEA" For Destination, type "CMH" For Departure date, select "March 1, 2019" Currently not bookable yet, but is showing up in the timetable. AS1692 SEA-CMH: 9:45 AM - 5:15 PM (Airbus A320) AS1693 CMH-SEA: 6:15 PM - 8...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 7100

Re: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 1, 2019)

Does AS have an a320 MX base at SEA? Or do they all have to make it back to SFO every couple days?

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51216

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

So AS spent a ton of money to end up exactly where they started. Now this financially may actually be a good thing, but feels like they are boxed back in at SEA at the end of the day. Feels a lot like AA mergers with Reno Air and TWA in some ways. Almost nothing left from the acquired airline. Do t...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51216

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

People forget that VX was unprofitable so AS is probably taking out all the trash they had. Except that it was profitable in the quarters before acquisition. Of course the AS narrative here was: 1. AS yield Management will fix everything 2. We are keeping B6 out. 3. Those customers will never go to...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51216

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

And her comment was to appease a customer who was disappointed that AS is (again) cutting MEX. I agree that I'd take that with a grain of salt. You think the AS social media team is allowed to make up random statements like that? There is no way they were allowed to say something like that unless a...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51216

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

People forget that VX was unprofitable so AS is probably taking out all the trash they had.

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