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by DLASFlyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 142
Views: 36367

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

KLMatSJC wrote:
Where do they park those CRJs? I don't seem to see any in that would be at a "gate" in the photo above.


Hard stand CRJ ops only lasted a few months thanks to Covid. The CRJ-200s are parking at Concourse F now.

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico

Are they banking on demand from gas exploration? (It can't be coal.) Are they excited just to burn money thru the allowed FAA guarantee/subsidy period? I understand people may be happy to save the 50-mile drive to DRO, but DRO-DEN is showing 8x on an October Tuesday. Frequency to a hub has a lot of...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 59
Views: 16711

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

So who will get theses stations? Unifi/DGS, Envoy, United Ground Express, McGee, ATS, G2, Menzies, Primeflight, Quickflight?

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 142
Views: 36367

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Guess I'll miss out on the new parts of the terminal as I'm flying STL-MSP-BOI-SLC-STL in early August. What's the state of open eateries at the moment? I've got about 2 hours in SLC and plan on grabbing lunch there on my layover. About a third of restaurants open in SLC as of this week. Recommend ...

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 142
Views: 36367

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

OzarkD9S wrote:
Guess I'll miss out on the new parts of the terminal as I'm flying STL-MSP-BOI-SLC-STL in early August. What's the state of open eateries at the moment? I've got about 2 hours in SLC and plan on grabbing lunch there on my layover.


About a third of restaurants open in SLC as of this week.

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN
Replies: 19
Views: 5961

Re: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN

dreamliner8910 wrote:
Evacuation is one of the most dangerous things you can do with an aircraft and passengers. You are going to cause mass panic, injury (both guaranteed), and likely death.


Likely death from people sliding into some grass and maybe getting their shoes muddy?

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 142
Views: 36367

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Sorry if this has been posted, but check out the design on the future central tunnel https://gordonhuether.com/news/additional-gordon-huether-artwork-to-be-installed-at-slc-intl-airport/ Looks kind a hybrid of the tunnel at DTW and ATL (between A & B) Also, I heard the tunnel that is opening th...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 27, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safety information cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Safety information cards

I did have a SkyWest crew yesterday announce they are no longer demonstrating use of oxygen masks due to COVID-19. They referred passengers to the safety card instead of demonstrating.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6116

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

Delta has been handing out both Purell liquid packets and wipes inflight for weeks now.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 27, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28086

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

744SPX wrote:
Shame on you Delta. I want my Biskoff, dammit. You have relegated yourself to a glorified LCC.


The new service literally everyone gets Biscoff.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28086

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

evank516 wrote:
Are we allowed to bring our own food on board?


Yes, they even recommend it at the gate.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon May 25, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13177

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Wow, Aspen losing two of its three airlines. In general a big hit to the Colorado ski towns. I live in Jackson Hole and was surprised to see no one try to drop JAC. We have fared well so far. Delta is adding a second daily flight in June, another in July and going to 8x daily from five cities in Au...

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by DLASFlyer
Sat May 23, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Certainly seems possible the crew made three major errors: 1) Forgetting to put the gear down. 2) Not realizing the master alarm was activated due to the gear being up. 3) Going around after engines contacted the ground (or too late just prior to ground impact.) Of course just a guess based on what ...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8798

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

This gets me to wondering if SLC isn't anticipating Delta reducing or even closing the SLC hub after Delta completes their post-COVID restructuring? With Delta's international hub at SEA likely to be restored to near-pre-COVID activity, will Delta still need 2 hubs serving the Mountain West and Nor...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 21, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8798

SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open

A new plan for the Salt Lake City Airport will see all current concourses and gates closed the same day two new concourses open - September 15th, 2020. Previously, old gates and new gates were to operate simultaneously for an interim period. Due to the drop in demand, the C, D, E, F and G concourses...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

questions wrote:
So by 2023 DL fleet will look like this?

- 220
- 737, 738, 739
- 321
- 332, 333, 339
- 350

Gone:
- MD88, MD90, 717
- 320
- 752
- 763, 764
- 777


What about the A319?

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

This does not bode well for the 777X. Not just at Delta but any airline in the post-COVID world.

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 07, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F
Replies: 22
Views: 1734

Re: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F

For only $39, you'll be able to bypass the temperature screening and board first.

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7400

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Photos of a 12 year old ex-AS A320 being scrapped at Marana: https://twitter.com/JLeeRed1/status/1250605336240611328 Does not bode well for the rest of the Alaska Airbus AC being returned to lessors. Check the date of that Marana flight. Think this was already discussed several weeks ago. I'm aware...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 07, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7400

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

https://twitter.com/JLeeRed1/status/1250605336240611328

Does not bode well for the rest of the Alaska Airbus AC being returned to lessors.
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Photos of a 12 year old ex-AS A320 being scrapped at Marana: https://twitter.com/JLeeRed1/status/1250605336240611328

Does not bode well for the rest of the Alaska Airbus AC being returned to lessors.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 06, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7400

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

DOJ won’t allow anymore mergers. There are too few airlines as is. The current crisis doesn’t change anything. There will be no mergers now or in the near future. How are there too few airlines? Exhibit A: American United Delta Southwest JetBlue Alaska Spirit Frontier Allegiant Hawaiian Sun Country

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by DLASFlyer
Tue May 05, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7400

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Why would AA want to merge with AS? Just gives them more planes and another hub they do not need. American does not need to be in every part of the country and SEA is being hit hard by the virus. International out of SEA (and others) will not come back for years. As pointed out on the earnings call...

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by DLASFlyer
Tue May 05, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7400

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Per the earnings call, A319s and some A320s are done. 240 Airbus pilots will be transitioned to Boeing aircraft. Beginning of the end for Airbus at AS. I don't believe so. They have 30 A321NEOs on order and I bet they take all of them. It's a good plane for them on a lot of routes (as it is for bas...

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by DLASFlyer
Tue May 05, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7400

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Per the earnings call, A319s and some A320s are done. 240 Airbus pilots will be transitioned to Boeing aircraft.

Beginning of the end for Airbus at AS.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon May 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26698

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Are any of the 319s new enough to be picked up by other airlines? I know UA is adding used 319s, what about Delta?

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19421

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

tphuang wrote:
Just doing a count of number of flights (and I could be off here) for a day in May for DL:
SEA - 45
LAX - 31
BOS - 7
RDU - 6
CVG - 7

Could you do the same for the 5 fortress hubs on the same day?

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18114

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

enilria wrote:
This is the kind of BS that happens when the govt begins choosing which stations you must fly to. Hello 1977./


No one forced B6 to participate in CARES Act financing.

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12422

Re: AS announces CVG service

Leaving just one solitary domestic destination DL serves from SEA that AS does not: JAC.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA suspends change fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: UA suspends change fees

I haven't seen any numbers but I can't fathom change fees generating more than $1 million in revenue, which is nothing for an airline that has more than $10 billion in revenue. I agree with your hope but Delta collected more than $600 million in change fees in just 9 months of 2019. You are probabl...

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11801

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

ibthebigd wrote:
Isn't CVG like the only Route Delta flies but Alaska doesn't?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


CVG and JAC.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11888

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

I don't have any firm numbers. It's still active in the summer, with nonstops to three or four places, including some mainline stuff. But nothing compared to winter. Very seasonal but there are two peak seasons. Summer is actually bigger than winter. Nonstop destinations number over a dozen now. ht...

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11888

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

Surprised not to see JAC first. Two strong peak seasons rather than just winter. F9 already flies to JAC in the summer but it’s only the big three in the winter.

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5646

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

It is absolutely crazy that Platinum and Diamond Medallion members, who spend more than $10,000 a year with Delta, are subject to change fees. I would gladly give up some of the other benefits in exchange for some flexibility.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI
Replies: 39
Views: 8844

Re: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI

NWAESC wrote:
Currently -14F in FAI. Hopefully, they won't have to do an engine change.


That actually sounds quite warm for January in Fairbanks.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56532

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Being a 777, the captain and FO were probably very experienced, making this all the more strange if it was a mistake.

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10851

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit widows.

It's not a matter of removing the slogan. They are still actively having it painted on new build MAXs years after acquiring Airbus birds. It's bizarre and completely untruthful.

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20356

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

Do Delta mainline employees handle Delta flights in SEA? Or is it a DGS station?

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20356

Alaska meltdown at SEA

Sounds like a nightmare at SEA last night. AS blames problems on a shortage of ground handling crews and rain. Planes waiting hours for gates, flights departing without any bags loaded, etc. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/shortage-of-baggage-handlers-wreaks-havoc-on-alaska-airlines-holida...

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27245

Re: AS to add mainline BIL/BZN/MSO - SEA

Still can't believe AS doesn't serve JAC, the second largest airport gateway to Yellowstone/Grand Teton besides BZN.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8595

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

This is a good start. I hope it gains traction. Unfortunately I cannot view the article. Is there a fee for this service? I do not think a security clearance fee would be unreasonable. You are using a service, so paying for the screening should be expected. I'd like to see the limits adjusted hourl...

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8595

SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

SeaTac Airport has made permanent a trial program allowing anyone to visit the secure side of the airport for any reason. Guests just have to fill out an online form and present a QR code and ID at the security checkpoint. Limited to 100 people per day for now. https://www.seattletimes.com/life/trav...

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 142
Views: 36367

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

This is the issue Delta faced using a 330-200 on SLC-NRT. Easily in "range" but when you factor in SLC altitude and summer weather it really just couldn't work despite Delta wanting it to. They had to block off too many seats and really restrict cargo. DEN didn't even have a Tokyo link un...

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10886

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

Delta seems unstoppable these days. From a customer's perspective it is an impeccably run business.

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge
Replies: 31
Views: 6522

Re: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge

The crazy thing is that terminal is still in use today and looks almost the same as in that photo.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5452

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

The DL flights have always been full when I'm there in winter. A few years ago the SLC-JAC flights were mostly RJ's and now there are more mainline aircraft. (in my experience) Delta's 3x daily SLC-JAC A319 flights now run 364 days a year (only 2x on Christmas.) It is a huge improvement from the da...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5452

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

A320’s and 738’s don’t work well in JAC. Even the A319 was tight when I flew in there. We frequently needed a decent headwind to maximize payload on takeoff. The NEO and MAX should perform better The A319 has become quite the heavy lifter in JAC. At times this summer, there were more than 10 daily ...

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