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by N766UA
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 58
Views: 13886

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

LX015 wrote:
HP69 wrote:
Could the 321XLR open the door for a B6 JFK-NRT nonstop?


Yeah, If you flew it with 3 passengers maybe.


Even then it’s still like.... 1500 miles short. It’s not even close to being a thing.

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by N766UA
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7115

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. LOL everyone thinks you’re serious. What a bunch o...

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by N766UA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 97798

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

avtcle wrote:
Can’t necessarily fault the airport or city for that.


Incorrect and yes you absolutely can.

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by N766UA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 97798

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

10,000,000 passengers looks achievable this year... If the airport is somewhere in the ballpark of 4-5% increase over 2018 by years end they should be comfortably over that mark. I wouldn’t say “comfortably.” There’s nowhere to park, lines are often down the hall and out the door, and nobody knows ...

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by N766UA
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6436

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

Because they didn't want to.

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by N766UA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 47
Views: 4863

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Last guy I flew with would wait until well past TOD then yank the speedbrake lever as hard as he could and plummet the airplane at 3000fpm to make the restrictions. In his case, yes, poor planning / not giving a turkey. That said, some places will always slam dunk you, so you need the speedbrakes. S...

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by N766UA
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 97798

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Ive never seen charters with stops in other cities before like that. Maybe it is common I just never noticed. We did this flight in 2014 but went to CUN. Stopped in PIT for less than an hour. However, on the way back, we had to get off the plane in PIT, go through customs and then reboard. I did ex...

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by N766UA
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18048

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Believe this is the flight https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/n534ff I live about half a mile away from this airport and have to wonder if the pilot purposefully ditched into the hangar to avoid ground losses. Everything around the airport is residential. Have you ever seen a plane a twin l...

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by N766UA
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana De Aviacion Brand New ATR 72-600
Replies: 11
Views: 3180

Re: Cubana De Aviacion Brand New ATR 72-600

Brand new and it already looks 50 years old!

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by N766UA
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3320

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

I thought jet black was a color. Is jetBlue going to sue the visible spectrum?

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by N766UA
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 3641

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

I never heard why they got the name "Southwest" when they started off flying only in Texas and are based at DAL. Texas is often considered part of the US Southwest for some reason. Because it's far to the southwest of the major city centers of the east coast, which is what the country use...

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by N766UA
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10086

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

Even CRJ’s have a noticable buzz.

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by N766UA
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9578

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

Dan Wolf is obsessed with 2 things: Floatplanes, and electric power. It’s my opinion that the high-paying business travelers the floatplanes will cater to are going to quickly realize it’s utterly unreliable in the northeast’s weather, and that idea will go poof. Add in brand new, untested tech like...

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by N766UA
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9578

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

LOL 2022, yeah right. The P2012 was called the “2012” for a reason, and look how that turned out.

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by N766UA
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?

I’d recommend getting a degree in something else.

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by N766UA
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10359

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

D L X wrote:
Is there a more famous Kentuckian in the whole world?


Colonel Sanders. By a mile.

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by N766UA
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11799

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

strfyr51 wrote:
So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking


What’s a VOR?

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by N766UA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4942

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

At my last employer NW on the DC-9 at least you would almost always see the crew refuse the airplane for an autopilot inop. Auto-pressurization inop is another one the crews would refuse.. Pilots don't arbitrarily say they won't fly the aircraft if the auto pilot is inop. They refer to the MEL and ...

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by N766UA
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6905

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

It's mainly about extra drag requiring more thrust from the engine. The affect of the extra drag might be negligible on short taxis but in larger airports with many start stop taxing it can account to enough fuel to make retracting the flaps make sense. At taxi speeds, any extra drag would be pract...

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by N766UA
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6905

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Flaps up recommended after landing on some aircraft to kill lift and add weight to wheels - enhances braking. That’s basically a tribal knowlege-style technique/rumor that some C172 instructors propagate and is absolutely not true, accurate, taught or practiced for any aircraft larger than 3,000 po...

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by N766UA
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6905

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Every takeoff is different and not every one requires the same flap setting. So, in order to figure out what setting you need, you’d need passenger counts, fuel, and bag numbers for your weight and balance. You don’t get those numbers until right before pushback, so how would you set the *next* flig...

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by N766UA
Wed May 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3228

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

If your extensive process leads you to “Boeing Brasil,” your extensive process sucks.

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by N766UA
Tue May 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Block hours in a small piston aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Re: Block hours in a small piston aircraft

Generally speaking, you can only log hours when you are the pilot flying the airplane. And don’t feel bad about asking; I’ve gotten in arguments with guys who have thousands of hours about when and how to log time. The rules are sometimes a little vague and everyone’s trying to interpret them to the...

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by N766UA
Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19336

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Pepsi seriously blows. Lame move, B6!

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by N766UA
Thu May 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3206

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

Of course Northwest will have to retire the DC-9’s some day, the question is what will replace them?

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by N766UA
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3419

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

Looks like it now says "American Airlines subsidiary"...but this is one of those pros and cons of farming out to regional airlines. You take the good with your bad...the good (for the airline) is having to pay less but getting your name put on the side of an aircraft you don't own; the ba...

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by N766UA
Wed May 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5628

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

Absolutely. At my company every pilot and mechanic (and even some FA’s) knew about our notorious hangar queen until they finally sent her to the desert last year. Occasional rumors will surface about the airplane’s return to service and we all cringe.

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by N766UA
Mon May 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139816

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Am I the only one who thinks the CCTV footage looks an awful lot like that of the Challenger crash in Aspen a few years ago? Basically what happened was they came in too fast with a tailwind, bounced it, the ground lift dumping (spoilers) deployed, and the airplane nosed over hard into the ground.

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by N766UA
Mon May 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139816

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Otherwise such a bad landing in good weather cannot be explained. It’s certainly bizarre. If the airplane was flyable enough to do a stable low approach, one could reasonably assume it was flyable enough to land properly. It would seem they either had a cascading systems failure that resulted in co...

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by N766UA
Mon May 06, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139816

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

That appears to be an absolutely pathetic, unacceptable response by ARFF.

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by N766UA
Sat May 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4009

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

Gulfstream500 wrote:
One has not moved in over a year!


Maybe their buyer backed out? Shrug.

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by N766UA
Sat May 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4009

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

Seems to me YHZ is a good jumping off point for airplanes headed downrange to, say, a new life in Africa?

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by N766UA
Sat May 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41743

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

So what do you think 737 got more accidents? A study was done a few years ago: The 737NG has 0.27 hull losses per million departures The A320 has 0.26 hull losses per million departures. The numbers are very similar. 737 seems to have more runway overruns specifically. Previous one is WN in BUR in ...

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by N766UA
Sat May 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41743

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

KAUSpilot wrote:
Biscayne738 wrote:
SierraPacific wrote:


LOL.

You know when they're losing pilots even to places like Atlas there are problems. They pay dung and probably get dung for pilots right now.


I personally know of one enormous heaping dung pile that went there.

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by N766UA
Fri May 03, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

777222LR wrote:
I'm certainly on board with it here. It's warming on me:

Image


Yeah, that looks sharp in the sunlight, especially the giant globe! Definitely an improvement and much less a of a Continental vibe.

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by N766UA
Thu May 02, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no aftermarket winglets on 777-200?
Replies: 12
Views: 4078

Re: Why no aftermarket winglets on 777-200?

The 777’s wing design is such that it would not benefit from winglets. Raked tips are far better for it; hence the -300ER and -200LR.

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by N766UA
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I think Copa will be forced to update otherwise it will look weird. They should do the same basic livery but with a Panama red cheatline. I think it will look neat and match their national colours (red, white and blue) Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Copa’s ties to CO/UA end when they sold thei...

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by N766UA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

[*]

NeBaNi wrote:
Here's a quick modification I did on Paint. What do you guys think?
Image


Right bloody awful

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by N766UA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I like it! It isn’t mind-blowing or anything, and I’ll agree it’s a little ULCC-ish, but they could have done a lot worse. Certainly a lot less Continentally, which was the goal. Overall well done.

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by N766UA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2691


UAL 2691


Seriously?? UA is going to roll out their new livery on a dumpy 738?


That’s what AA did.
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questions wrote:
kh1 wrote:
Amwest2United wrote:

She's out and off - Flying to ORD! ETA ORD - 0239L




https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2691


UAL 2691


Seriously?? UA is going to roll out their new livery on a dumpy 738?


That’s what AA did.

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by N766UA
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

My final guess based off the 757 contest titles placement and tail sneak peak in the video... https://i.imgur.com/S7cubco.png Not seeing anything on the belly in the tail image though it's hard to tell. Can you add blue engines and the swoop? Quick job: https://i.imgur.com/XprZNDA.png Looks like a ...

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by N766UA
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 5886

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

Of course not.

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by N766UA
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in Aprilhi

Been around for a little while :) Oh, poop. I liked it. :( In spite of living in SF, I don't fly UA that much. Although they seem to be finally getting their act together, so that might change. The irony is that the Global Services "globe" actually pre-dates the merger, so seeing it crop ...

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by N766UA
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in Aprilhi

My husband just flew UA today and at the gate there is this symbol on the display. Note the lavender, which I believe is UA's "Dusk" color Not sure what to make of it, but I like it. https://i.imgur.com/BNdmPyt.jpg?1 https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Unite...

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by N766UA
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

My husband just flew UA today and at the gate there is this symbol on the display. Note the lavender, which I believe is UA's "Dusk" color Not sure what to make of it, but I like it. https://i.imgur.com/BNdmPyt.jpg?1 https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Unite...

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by N766UA
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356604

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

https://www.facebook.com/19950465008708 ... 78?sfns=mo


I know it’s just highlighting a design element, but the white-accented blue globe at 14 seconds in would look great on the tail!
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ual763 wrote:
United has got a new video up, regarding the upcoming livery.

https://www.facebook.com/19950465008708 ... 78?sfns=mo


I know it’s just highlighting a design element, but the white-accented blue globe at 14 seconds in would look great on the tail!

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by N766UA
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14550

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/retail/pressure-mounts-to-make-some-us-airports-a-chick-fil-a-no-fly-zone-98524?rt=68538 Seems like Chick-fil-A is running into some problems at now three U.S. airports (I only knew of the problem it was getting in SAT), but it sounds like most of the other airp...

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by N766UA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3893

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

bluestreak wrote:
The ATR that's been sitting in FLL has even started to fade!


Really? Woof.

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