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by TNST3B
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1080
Views: 128454

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

While not directly STL related COU announced that AA is adding two ORD flights and UA is adding one. This puts the airport up to 11 daily flights, 7 to ORD (4 UA, 3 AA).

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by TNST3B
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5381

Re: Flights suspended at COU

What an absolute embarrassment to COU and Burns & McDonnell. Burns and McDonnell is one of the most respected engineering firms in the region, they get the best of the best engineers. If the city (the city manager is a professional engineer) and Burns and McDonnell say it's fine I venture to be...

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by TNST3B
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5381

Re: Flights suspended at COU

The City has released further statement. Please see the message below from Columbia Interim City Manager John Glascock regarding Columbia Regional Airport -- The sudden cancellation of flights by regional carriers at COU has caused many people to delay travel plans, work to rebook flights from other...

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by TNST3B
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW/DL 744s vs UA 744s
Replies: 39
Views: 3395

Re: NW/DL 744s vs UA 744s

OK, so were there any actual configuration differences between the -422 and the -451? They were the same model with the PW engine offering, but were there any other customer-specific differences? Yes, really. We all know this is the real question. While quite specific it's interesting from an avgee...

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by TNST3B
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1080
Views: 128454

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well keep in mind "back in the day" these gates served 150 passenger aircraft without any problem. Now, it's a problem. ;) In the Ozark days it was accommodating DC9's, but then TWA used it for 727's as well. There are plenty of tight concourses. As someone who goes through ATL 15-20 time...

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by TNST3B
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1080
Views: 128454

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

While I appreciate the coordinated effort by Anet to post new iterations of the threads, but it'll be kind of confusing seeing atcsundevil as the thread author instead of our fearless leader Jshank83, As for what I'd like to see for STL in 2019... Spirit. I know, not what the typical avgeek would sa...

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by TNST3B
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 128458

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Destin has gone 11x a week Wow! this is Allegiant we are talking about Last night on Fox 2 there was a "You Paid for It" segment where the host investigated Midamerica and Runway 11/29 and Lambert. If you watch Fox 2, you'll know that this is guy who goes around trying to prove things are...

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by TNST3B
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare types 2019-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 2757

Re: Rare types 2019-2022

I'm always surprised how infrequently the A310 is brought up in this sort of topic. There's only one airline flying it in the west in a passenger configuration.

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by TNST3B
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 128458

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I need a break... I have always wanted to try out EAS service from here. Which EAS destination is the best for a quick break? (if any) If you're into Bourbon Owensboro, Ky has a distillery that was recently added to the Bourbon Trail. I looked into it and it's a 10 dollar Lyft ride from the airport...

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by TNST3B
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 128458

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I need a break... I have always wanted to try out EAS service from here. Which EAS destination is the best for a quick break? (if any) If you're into Bourbon Owensboro, Ky has a distillery that was recently added to the Bourbon Trail. I looked into it and it's a 10 dollar Lyft ride from the airport...

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by TNST3B
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 2769

Re: Western Global Airlines

I was at work this evening, looked on the radar scope, and saw an airline called Western Global inbound to a local military base and got curious. Looking it up, I discovered the callsign pertains to a "Western Global Airlines" based in Estero, FL. Doing a quick Wiki search (I know I know)...

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by TNST3B
Tue May 01, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post Office Contracting Air Freight (and Amazon)
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Post Office Contracting Air Freight (and Amazon)

Despite how it’s sometimes reported, Amazon doesn’t own any planes. They simply lease capacity on an ACMI term.

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by TNST3B
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57827

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Any idea when the schedule will be extended out? I'm wanting to book STL-MCO for September but it seems the schedule only goes until August.

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by TNST3B
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Frontier Schedule Extension
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Frontier Schedule Extension

I'm looking to schedule a flight from STL to MCO in September. The only non-stop options on that route are Southwest and Frontier. Currently Frontier's schedule only goes out to mid August. Any ideas of when the schedule will be extended?

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by TNST3B
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?
Replies: 27
Views: 3615

Re: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?

I’ve talked to several people involved with the Columbia Regional Airport (COU) and they’re looking towards a bright future. They’re planning on having a new terminal built within the next five years since their current 1960s era terminal is overcapacity. The flights they’ve had have been very succe...

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by TNST3B
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 118698

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

I think AA is making a mistake with the retrofits, but that's just my opinion. DL will have a better domestic product when all is said and done. The only major difference, ultimately, will be AVOD PTVs - and that will only, I suspect, really be a difference relative to Delta and JetBlue. Otherwise,...

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by TNST3B
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011-100 N910TE is getting closer to it's ferry flight to Kansas City
Replies: 56
Views: 19982

Re: L1011-100 N910TE is getting closer to it's ferry flight to Kansas City

Looks to be in remarkably good condition, the cockpit in particular appears immaculate. Who is still current on the L1011 ? the only Pilots I can think of are the crew that operate the one other operational airframe, modified to launch satellites I believe. The Captain of the flight is also the Cap...

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by TNST3B
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65521

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

stl07 wrote:
Just an update--next year charter flights are changing to Swift (I don't know the reason but I heard customers weren't too fond of Xtra). Also, they are keeping STL-CUN on F9.

What charter flights is this reference to?

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by TNST3B
Thu May 25, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 7397

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

The 762 has nearly the same trip cost as the 763, while carrying a good bit less payload.

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by TNST3B
Wed May 24, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 117
Views: 15004

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

AQ243, before that fatigue wasn't a consideration in aircraft maintenance.

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by TNST3B
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of the 747's
Replies: 31
Views: 4338

Re: Fate of the 747's

callumconroydub wrote:
So, the 741, effectively, doesn't exist anymore? Where they not brilliant planes?


They were fine for their day, just obsolete now.

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by TNST3B
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best regional to work for out of MEM?
Replies: 10
Views: 1399

Re: Best regional to work for out of MEM?

You might want to head over to one of the more pilot focused forums and do a bit of reading. Lots of good info on places like APC and PPRUNE.

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by TNST3B
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 24721

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

According to a NK pilot on another forum, the 737s got nothing to do with the A320neo: Well we are seeing NK management vs pilot union politics at play. NK's pilots believe outsourcing has nothing to do with the A320neos and that NK is purposely outsourcing some flying to save some money and/or bec...

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by TNST3B
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Active Sabreliners In 2017?
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Any Active Sabreliners In 2017?

There seems to be quite a few Saberliners still in operation. They're still seem to be fairly popular in the planes unoffical home of St. Louis. There's even a company based there dedicated to the support and maintaince of them.

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by TNST3B
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9410

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Don't know the Reg but I flew on a NWA DC-9 STL-DTW and then DTW-STL less then 24 hours between. Same seat same plane, gum still in the air sickness bag.

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by TNST3B
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft engineer with license but without a degree
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Re: Aircraft engineer with license but without a degree

As somebody in a 4 year engineer program I find that the title of engineer has multiple meanings. When I think of an engineer I think of a person who applies theory to make or ensure implementation a design. It can also mean one who carries out the actual work, such as an A&P. It sounds like the...

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by TNST3B
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces flights to DEN and ORD from COU
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

UA announces flights to DEN and ORD from COU

http://www.komu.com/news/united-airline ... o-columbia
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COLUMBIA - United Airlines posted flight schedules posted to its website Saturday night showing two new flights out of Columbia Regional Airport.


http://www.komu.com/news/united-airline ... o-columbia

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by TNST3B
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltia to lease 767-300ER
Replies: 67
Views: 13758

Re: Baltia to lease 767-300ER

That frame came to K4 with all the other Northwest frames we got after the DL/NW merger, it was old even then, we would've likely used it for parts to sustain the 742 freighters. At the time it was sold from K4 to Baltia, it had 103,000 hours on it, I wouldn't call that mint condition no matter how...

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by TNST3B
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Frontier's A319's
Replies: 8
Views: 2636

Re: Future of Frontier's A319's

I recently rode on an early Frontier A319 in the last few days, and although the seats were new, the aircraft was pretty tired. I was very impressed by the overall comfort of 150Y seats in A319. Also flew one of their incredible 230Y seat A321s. It was incredible to think of the fuel efficiency. Th...

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by TNST3B
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Breakdowns Investigation
Replies: 37
Views: 6857

Re: Allegiant Breakdowns Investigation

The article is interesting but is high on exaggeration. It also omits some basic and important facts like these: Number of passengers killed by select airlines since 1987 : Northwest 162 Delta Connection 143 Delta 16 Allegiant 0 That is a preposterously irrelevant statistic. Also quite arbitrary, y...

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by TNST3B
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Breakdowns Investigation
Replies: 37
Views: 6857

Re: Allegiant Breakdowns Investigation

The article is interesting but is high on exaggeration. It also omits some basic and important facts like these: Number of passengers killed by select airlines since 1987 : Northwest 162 Delta Connection 143 Delta 16 Allegiant 0 That is a preposterously irrelevant statistic. Also quite arbitrary, y...

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by TNST3B
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016
Replies: 68
Views: 25076

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016

STT757 wrote:
How is it the ERJ-190 holds up so strong against the 73G and A319s?


The oldest E190 is much newer than the oldest 73G or A319.

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by TNST3B
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 70
Views: 12898

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

I've always had a fascination with Kalitta. They seem to be one of the last "cowboy" 121 carriers running old equipment and doing their own heavy MX, all to fund an expensive hobby. As much as I agree Kalitta may be known as the "cowboy" of 121 I don't think they mind. Also we d...

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by TNST3B
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 70
Views: 12898

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

I've always had a fascination with Kalitta. They seem to be one of the last "cowboy" 121 carriers running old equipment and doing their own heavy MX, all to fund an expensive hobby.

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by TNST3B
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 70
Views: 12898

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

Kalitta is also severely short staffed, one pilot stated that they barely have enough to support 7 air frames. For all intents and purposes they have a new TA, which should allow them to hire new pilots at the rate they can train them.

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by TNST3B
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechanical Engineer to get A&P License
Replies: 10
Views: 2611

Re: Mechanical Engineer to get A&P License

I am a mechanical systems engineer and I work in-service aircraft support (though I was an AE in college, not ME). As much as we love getting guys with A&P licenses or other hands-on experience, it's not a foot in the door for an engineering job. Your best bet, as TNST3B notes, is to find an en...

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by TNST3B
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Flight imminent
Replies: 5
Views: 2132

Re: L-1011 Flight imminent

This aircraft is flown from time to time to keep current.

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by TNST3B
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechanical Engineer to get A&P License
Replies: 10
Views: 2611

Re: Mechanical Engineer to get A&P License

Hello all, So I graduated with my BSME in 2014 and have yet to get a engineering position. I have been getting interviews all this time but keep getting told I didn't get the position due to lack of experience. My goal is to get into aircraft powerplant engineering. So I have two options: Either I ...

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by TNST3B
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8/L-1011 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 5795

Re: Active Dc8/L1011 THREAD/Message Board

Those Barq L-1011 are pretty much as dead as every other L-1011. Just Google Barq Aviation and their own and there's tons of information on the shadiness of the "operation." The only active L-1011 is the Orbital Star Gazer. L1011-1/100, N910TE formerly P4-MED is in flying condition and wi...

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by TNST3B
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8/L-1011 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 5795

Re: Active Dc8/L1011 THREAD/Message Board

Those Barq L-1011 are pretty much as dead as every other L-1011. Just Google Barq Aviation and their own and there's tons of information on the shadiness of the "operation." The only active L-1011 is the Orbital Star Gazer.

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by TNST3B
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Fedex / UPS Ever Fly The A330F?
Replies: 49
Views: 8730

Re: Will Fedex / UPS Ever Fly The A330F?

There's a recent thread on APC discussing the A330F regarding the leveling of it.

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by TNST3B
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Fedex / UPS Ever Fly The A330F?
Replies: 49
Views: 8730

Re: Will Fedex / UPS Ever Fly The A330F?

Also, A330s do not sit level. Any P2F conversion involves raising the front gear, making it more involved than other P2F conversions.

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by TNST3B
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Atlas Air Loadmaster
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Atlas Air Loadmaster

I think you may have better luck finding an answer to your questions on a site that is more aircrew oriented.

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by TNST3B
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would it take to start a new US Airline
Replies: 31
Views: 4500

Re: What would it take to start a new US Airline

I have my doubts that you could actually substantiate that statement. There's plenty of factors beyond just the number of startups at any given time frame, that could be at issue. I'm going to contend that the biggest barrier to entry has nothing to do with mergers-- but rather that creditors/inves...

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by TNST3B
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would it take to start a new US Airline
Replies: 31
Views: 4500

Re: What would it take to start a new US Airline

I know this really isn't the answer to the question, but 5-9.5 could of bought you Virgin America and leave you 2.4-6.4 billion for expansion.

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by TNST3B
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Total Cycles/time
Replies: 12
Views: 6336

Re: Total Cycles/time

hi, can anyone tell me where I can find info on an aircraft total cycles or time. I've heard that when an aircraft reaches a total time or cycles they must be retired. Well I was wondering what those figures were. like for 747's and smaller aircraft When is an aircraft too old to fly? Thanx in adva...

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by TNST3B
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Total Cycles/time
Replies: 12
Views: 6336

Re: RE: Total Cycles/time

Every single plane ever made has a design life limit. Some of the design life limits are as follows: 747 20,000 cycles, 60,000 hours, or 20 years 767 no cylce limit, 100,000 hours, or 40 years A300/310 36,000 cycles, 60,000 hours, or 20 years L1011 115,000 cycles, 210,000 hours, or 20 years DC10/10...

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by TNST3B
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One hour transfer at MAD?
Replies: 8
Views: 867

One hour transfer at MAD?

Looking at flights between ORD and Paris and the cheapest by a pretty good margin involves a one hour connection at MAD. The flight from ORD (On Iberia) is scheduled to arrive at 7:50 AM and the flight to ORY (Also on Iberia) is scheduled to depart at 8:50 AM. Forgoing relying on an international fl...

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by TNST3B
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aer Lingus Flight not showing up on their Website?
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Aer Lingus Flight not showing up on their Website?

I was looking into booking a round-trip ticket from ORD to CDG departing on 12/31/16 and returning on 1/7/17. According to the Aer Lingus website they're not flying to ORD (connecting from DUB) on the 7th. However, third party booking sites show that they are. The flight "missing" from the...

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