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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 895
Views: 117909

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Too bad we don't have these suckers anymore :stirthepot: https://i0.wp.com/www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_2312-e1419795441269.jpg I rode out to my 741 on one of those, 1988 STL-HNL. Funny, I can't remember being bussed to the terminal upon my return. 'Course, I was jetlagged...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat May 07, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 261
Views: 34887

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Midwestindy wrote:
Boeing said to be moving HQ from Chicago to DC area likely Arlington

- Want to be closer to decision makers in Washington


Lobbyists, you mean. :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8680

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Red Bull. 'Nuff said. I saw a 30 sec. bit on the local news and the stunt 'professionals' gave the impression that rules are really suggestions.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!
Replies: 32
Views: 6301

Re: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!

Good point, but I can't imagine any business putting their peeps on a once-a-week F9 flight. Not even a 3-per-week flight. More likely they'd route them on AA UA WN via Dallas/Houston then via rental. I don't disagree on the quoted portion, but PDEW controls for that to a large effect because it is...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!
Replies: 32
Views: 6301

Re: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!

Someone needs to do AUS... F9 did. It didn't last long. 2021 PDEW averaged 34. That is a long ways off from being a viable route. Good point, but I can't imagine any business putting their peeps on a once-a-week F9 flight. Not even a 3-per-week flight. More likely they'd route them on AA UA WN via ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!
Replies: 32
Views: 6301

Re: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!

I have a feeling that it will be just a matter of time before Eppley gets another airline...... my guess is it'll be either B6 or Breeze..... Someone needs to do AUS... My guess would be AA, gate space at AUS available, that is. I agree, A A would be the logical choice. I wouldn't rule out WN but I...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!
Replies: 32
Views: 6301

Re: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!

rj777 wrote:
I have a feeling that it will be just a matter of time before Eppley gets another airline...... my guess is it'll be either B6 or Breeze.....


Someone needs to do AUS...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!
Replies: 32
Views: 6301

Re: OMA terminal expansion officially set to begin in 2023!

Did OMA ever have wide-bodies back in the day? IIRC UA had a daily ORD-OMA-DEN v.v. flight from time to time on DC-10s. EA did a milk run ATL-STL-OMA-SEA-PDX on an Elton Eleven. Then there was the time the Cornhuskers played a game between Thanksgiving and Christmas out in Honolulu, Braniff's Fat A...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could a resurrected "old airline" ever be successful?
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: Could a resurrected "old airline" ever be successful?

The merger reality has made the likelihood of "Nostalgia Airlines" nigh unto impossible. Most of the airlines I knew and loved were regional--(Ozark, North Central, Piedmont), all were subsumed into megacarriers who themselves have gone CH11 at least once. And the recent startups (JBLU, Br...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17847

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

To my eyes, airlines don't advertise much anymore, or if they do, what are the chances you will see it-- as the advertising options with cable TV and social media and so forth are so plentiful. But saying that, as a Clevelander, it is surprising to me how much Spirit and Frontier have grown here wi...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are successful aircraft programs? How do we even measure success?
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: What are successful aircraft programs? How do we even measure success?

There's a YT content creator--"Coby Explanes" who had one video provocatively titled "How Boeing Spent $1 Billion Building a Single 787". Elementally I know what he's getting at and I love his vids, but there's a difference between theoretical, college-level economists and econom...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AN-225 Destroyed
Replies: 3
Views: 2791

Re: Rumor: AN-225 Destroyed

One would have thought it'd been moved?

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top domestic routes within 1780 mi by Q2 2021 PDEW's not served nonstop by AA/DL/UA/AS
Replies: 54
Views: 9349

Re: Top domestic routes within 1780 mi by Q2 2021 PDEW's not served nonstop by AA/DL/UA/AS

How did OMA-SAN and OMA-SFO rate? UA did SFO and AS did SAN before the pandemic.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 32211

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

I saw NBA and I thought it referred to replacing DL's charter fleet...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Feb 09, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus cancels two A350-1000 for Qatar Airways
Replies: 76
Views: 17504

Re: Airbus cancels two A350-1000 for Qatar Airways

Have A call DL. They'll buy anything :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 7156

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

VEI= Volcano Explosivity Index. Has nothing to do with the volume of ejected material, just how much of a BOOM there was. There's a big discussion on the site that I follow--has been for some time but Saturday made it more intense--about the limitations of the VEI. it doesn't handle effusive eruptio...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 7156

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

Have been interested in volcanoes since childhood. For an event this size with a summit/crater collapse I’m always a little confused: does the explosion trigger the collapse or other way around? I suppose it could go either way. And regardless a tsunami will be triggered by debris moving swiftly un...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 7156

Tonga volcano puts ash up to 100K ft.:

Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai! Preliminary interpretations of satellite data by educated hobbyists suggest it might be as big as Pinatubo in 1991. I could imagine US West Coast-AU/NZ might be affected as well as regional.

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

On a mild, calm day at STL (late-1960s), I saw four consecutive aircraft take off in four directions (6, 24, 12R, 30L). On a calm day present-day--ATL for the sake of discussion, can there be different flows on different runways, or still all-east or all-west like on a 'normal' day? Or does that mes...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp
Replies: 43
Views: 6089

Re: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp

I get that, but Boeing wouldn't be allowed to sell off to Airbus, for example. I should have clarified by saying 'the DOJ thought so little about GE Transportation...' Boeing was allowed to buy McDD, which shows how little DoJ thought of McDD, even though it let Boeing extinguish a competitor in th...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp
Replies: 43
Views: 6089

Re: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp

So, one business fad (diversification) is leading into another (spin offs). Meanwhile we have examples such as Raytheon where they are still in conglomeration mode, albeit with less diversity than GE during the JW days There are several decades of empirical evidence that conglomerates lag the marke...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp
Replies: 43
Views: 6089

Re: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp

What happened to their locomotive division? Was still moving plenty of product as far I know. Sold to WABTEC--Westinghouse. IOW, they thought so little about GE Transportation Systems that they sold it to a competitor. Not without precedent--GM sold EMD to Caterpillar. I mean when any company sells...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp
Replies: 43
Views: 6089

Re: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp

What happened to their locomotive division? Was still moving plenty of product as far I know. Sold to Wabtec, though #1 in locomotive sales have stagnated with the new Precision Railroad operating environment of running longer and fewer trains. I honestly don't think that US/Canada/Mexico are buyin...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp
Replies: 43
Views: 6089

Re: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp

What happened to their locomotive division? Was still moving plenty of product as far I know. Sold to WABTEC--Westinghouse--about 5-7 years ago. IOW, they thought so little about GE Transportation Systems that they sold it to a competitor. Not without precedent--GM sold EMD to Caterpillar. Did they...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp
Replies: 43
Views: 6089

Re: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp

Newark727 wrote:
What happened to their locomotive division? Was still moving plenty of product as far I know.


Sold to WABTEC--Westinghouse. IOW, they thought so little about GE Transportation Systems that they sold it to a competitor. Not without precedent--GM sold EMD to Caterpillar.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 46486

Re: AAnother Meltdown

:biggrin: I guess the 'issues' at DFW point up the need for STL as a reliever... :eyepopping:

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11906

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

These air rage incidents are getting out of control. The FAA and FBI need to get tough on these clowns. She was punched twice over the passenger not wearing his masks and her nose was broken and she was taken to the hospital. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10139751/American-Airlines-passe...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)
Replies: 77
Views: 18839

Re: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)

Can a C-17 carry what's needed *and* land at MDY?

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 18624

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

They'll get the MAX, when DL and UA split up AA :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1618
Views: 200059

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Question about BLV: Not hard to notice the taxiway-on-steroids between the "Allegiant" side and the "Wingnut" side. So: Does 14L/32R see military traffic? Does 14R/32L see commercial?

Thanks!

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 4812

Re: Arkansas Aviation Thread - 2021

Quite sad that Fort Smith (FSM) hasn't come up yet in any discussion... I'm mildly surprised that UA hasn't done IAH, at least. It'll be another 20 years, seemingly before I-49 and -69 get done, and even then it'll be 6 hours. As mentioned earlier, XNA would require a not-insignificant backtrack.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 195458

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

TheSonntag wrote:

To post something positive - the A400M has been bashed a lot in the past, but it seems to have become a valuable asset with lots of capabilites.


Agreed. It suffered from too much bureaucracy and design-by-committee, but to see it finally succeed is heartening.

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 11430

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

A taliban delegation was received for talks in China with officials in late July. That may not be "friendly" yet but it's not exactly hostile. (Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/world/asia/china-taliban-afghanistan.html ) I don't want to get political, but will the Taliban throw...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 11430

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

A taliban delegation was received for talks in China with officials in late July. That may not be "friendly" yet but it's not exactly hostile. (Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/world/asia/china-taliban-afghanistan.html ) I don't want to get political, but will the Taliban throw...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 11344

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

nikeherc wrote:
The "race to the bottom" has been driven airline customers.


This. Relentless capitalism / populism isn't tidy, but it's better than the other things.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 69
Views: 8626

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

John Anderson - Tokyo, Oklahoma

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 75175

Re: What is Delta Doing?

What I am waiting for though is actually a 321XLR order from Delta. Time is running out for good production slots and the Boeing NMA seems to be far, far down the road (if that road even exists) and AA/UA are setting themselves up to serve TATL and SA with it. Same for Jetblue. Just spitballing--Ai...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 165052

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Perfect opportunity to introduce a new paint job...(ducks)...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM JV News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 30697

DL-LATAM JV?

Has there been any movement on coordination between these carriers? I was curious to see if DL will try to make some effort to ramp up MIA, or LATAM doing the same in ATL or even DTW.

Thanks!

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289923

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

On top of that, they also has a habit of buying used airframe for parts purpose, they have bought MD-80, MD-90, B744 and B772 and I am sure few other models for parts salvage. Actually, not only Delta is buying used airframes. Southwest and United have added bucketloads of B737NG from various sourc...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289923

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

Are things so bad economically at Delta that they need to start buying used aircraft?? Start? That’s sort of their hallmark. And orphaned fleets like the MD90s. They will likely buy any 737-900ER that comes to market because they’re already one of the largest operators, and the variant has been unp...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289923

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

chunhimlai wrote:
It just paid 62million for not to purchase 4 a350 last year


Devil you know v Devil you don't. DL needed to get frames off the books last year and the price was right to do so. DL has a need for frames now and in the future, and the price is right.

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 8319

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

a320fan wrote:
Seems AA management saw the amount of press UA was getting last week on that silly Boom announcement and decided they wanted in. .


So, next it'll be DL with dirigibles? :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 18495

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

What a nice thread everybody! I appreciate learning all of the history and the pictures as well. And just for fun, I would be curious to hear your predictions for the next big merger in the US. (or next round of merger-mania) Nothing solely-US. Which means that the rules against foreign ownership w...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 18495

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

I always wondered why Pan Am wasn't swallowed up whole in a merger, rather than breaking off pieces and selling them off? I imagine there would have been antitrust issues, because the purchasing airline would have had a dominant position in US overseas travel. After dereg and various bilaterals, PA...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 18495

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

There was even an article someone posted on here or FlyerTalk last year with an interview with one of AA's senior officers stating that dumping STL as a hub was absolutely short sighted and lost out on potential corporate revenue to other competition. Yabbut--STL's corporate base was declining then...

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