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by spartanmjf
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6013

Re: TWA Constellations to Europe

https://youtu.be/BoXwj_J6UUk
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Not directly related to the current topic but a couple of great Connie images transitioning to a beautiful 747 shot....
https://youtu.be/BoXwj_J6UUk

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by spartanmjf
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8045

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

Would this scheme apply to airlines that fly Boeing jets too? Of course it would, just like the compensation could be put towards new Boeing aircraft. Removing cheap aircraft from the marketplace will benefit both manufacturers. Well that's not certain. Usually there would be rules and enforcement ...

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by spartanmjf
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10469

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

Ziyulu wrote:
At least he flew economy class!


As a Southwest flight attendant once announced, "Every seat on Southwest is a first class seat."

:bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:

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by spartanmjf
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How airlines schedular their flights
Replies: 12
Views: 8594

Re: How airlines schedular their flights

There are programs like OASIS and Sabre AirVision that show anticipated lines, help calculate landings/cycles/block hours, etc. The systems will then produce files and reports for things like schedule submissions, slot requests, crew planning, etc. Air vision hasn’t been used in like 10 years You m...

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by spartanmjf
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 7882

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

While this was not on a flight that crashed, I flew on N739PA with a group of high school students in March 1988. We took a picture of the group in front of a window with the nose of the aircraft (and the name, Clipper Maid of the Seas) visible. The flight from FRA to JFK featured the film 'Octopus...

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by spartanmjf
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 7882

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

While this was not on a flight that crashed, I flew on N739PA with a group of high school students in March 1988. We took a picture of the group in front of a window with the nose of the aircraft (and the name, Clipper Maid of the Seas) visible. The flight from FRA to JFK featured the film 'Octopuss...

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by spartanmjf
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 50561

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

BBD has had huge losses in their rail business. It is killing the company. Is that true? Some on a.net seem to have blamed the divestiture of the CSeries on the CSeries itself, that being what was killing the company. They have kept the rail business, and although I have always been an Alstom fan (...

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by spartanmjf
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney reduces life limits for A220, E190/E195-E2 engines
Replies: 30
Views: 8292

Re: Pratt & Whitney reduces life limits for A220, E190/E195-E2 engines

Channex757 wrote:
...Just a component which is life limited anyway that isn't lasting quite as it should....


A 50% reduction in life is more than 'quite as it should' according to most accepted manufacturing standards.....

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by spartanmjf
Wed May 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 4117

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://youtu.be/2x8kcT9r7yg
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And just because.....from the old days of Aeroflot.....
https://youtu.be/2x8kcT9r7yg

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by spartanmjf
Wed May 29, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 4117

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://youtu.be/wH3OEi4mG8g

With the mandatory safety video!
https://youtu.be/7-Mq9HAE62Y
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"Air New Zealand Has Nothing To Hide"
https://youtu.be/wH3OEi4mG8g

With the mandatory safety video!
https://youtu.be/7-Mq9HAE62Y

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by spartanmjf
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 23367

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

Now to my second part. Why do A.net members love DL so much among the US3? Brutally reliable ontime arrivals and departures, a decent inflight product in domestic Y and a better than decent one in domestic F, streaming video across most if not all of the mainline fleet, a club experience that is fa...

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by spartanmjf
Sun May 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155871

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

mxaxai wrote:
eielef wrote:
either on the emergency exits over the wings

The SSJ, like the E-170 and CSeries, has no over-wing exits. Only front and back. Theoretically, this could be a textbook evacuation with half of the exits inoperable, 90 seconds time ...


FYI there are two overwing exits on the A220-100/CS100.

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by spartanmjf
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian flight cancels after 3 departure attempts
Replies: 12
Views: 6706

Re: Hawaiian flight cancels after 3 departure attempts

According to a tracker, it was N395HA, just over five years old......

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by spartanmjf
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20874

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

crownvic wrote:
I say eliminate the other 71 posts and go with HAL...thank you for answering everyone's comments, questions, speculations and dribble in one post...


Let's not forget Moose135's great shots of what is obviously a beautiful paint job!

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by spartanmjf
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140207

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

That isn't an unveiling - it is Lady Thatcher's reaction to the "World Tails" scheme that she thought diminished the value of "British Airways." Can't say that I disagree with her sentiment.

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by spartanmjf
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU officials raise concerns about IAG operating rights in both EU/UK
Replies: 8
Views: 4517

Re: EU officials raise concerns about IAG operating rights in both EU/UK

Perhaps UK officials should raise concerns about AFKL and Lufthansa Group airlines operating in the UK........

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by spartanmjf
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 19326

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

In reading the last couple of posts I was reminded of some reading I did years ago that mentioned the Lockheed tanker/airliner project which was designated as the L-193. The design concept was similar to what would become the VC-10 and IL-62. The decision process that led Lockheed to not pursue this...

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by spartanmjf
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 4736

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

Not currently in use but the gates at the far end of the D pier at BWI were built for PI Express (then US Express)....

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by spartanmjf
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus A330 Medevac flight
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Aer Lingus A330 Medevac flight

IIRC didn't TW800 have a special medical designation on that fateful day?

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by spartanmjf
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 6814

Re: PHL Overseas Terminal

I was in and out of there three or four times in the 80's leading groups - our usual routing was PHL-JFK-FRA on a LH DC-10 (great ride). I remember getting a bagged lunch as we went outside to climb the stairs as a preview to the dinner served on the actual TATL leg. The building was a dump - access...

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by spartanmjf
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 21016

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

>"What is it, Doctor? What's going on? "

>"I'm not sure. I haven't seen anything like this since the Anita Bryant concert. "

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by spartanmjf
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 3185

Re: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nigtmare

Having done multiple youth groups on both Delta and Southwest, I have always found staff friendly and willing to help - but then this was AA, not an airline known for good customer service.....

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by spartanmjf
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 5378

Re: GE's in trouble?

FabDiva wrote:
airtrantpa wrote:
Arent they trying to spin off their locomotive business as well?


Yes - I believe it's been sold to Wabtec (Westinghouse)


Merged - with GE as, IIRC, the 50.1% owner.....

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by spartanmjf
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of SX-BHS
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: Fate of SX-BHS

The aircraft shows on another site as a write off - depending on the damage it was, at the time, a 20 year old frame.....

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by spartanmjf
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old ATH hijackings?
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Old ATH hijackings?

TW 847 is high on any list given the brutality of the hijackers and the media coverage. EgyptAir 648 was also particularly nasty.

There were some significant hijackings out of Rome as well.

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by spartanmjf
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines One-Stop Flights Showing up as Non-Stop...?
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Spirit Airlines One-Stop Flights Showing up as Non-Stop...?

One of the problems of using Google as your flight search engine - if you click through to book on Spirit the 'one stop' message is clear.

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by spartanmjf
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 8752

Re: N772SW on way to WA

The aircraft involved in the LGA incident was older at the time of the event, had far more cycles, and sustained substantial damage from a VERY hard landing.... By the way, can someone explain this: Plane crashes through wall, hits car, gets put back in service. Meanwhile, didn't the LGA plane just ...

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by spartanmjf
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How can IndiGo mitigate impact on its brand image with NEO fiasco?
Replies: 33
Views: 4445

Re: How can IndiGo mitigate impact on its brand image with NEO fiasco?

There are dark rumors of another incident yesterday (18 March) involving VT-ITX -- the GTF strikes again?

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by spartanmjf
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Grounds affected Airbus Planes With Troubled Pratt & Whitney Engines After Indigo Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 11842

Re: India Grounds Airbus Planes With Troubled Pratt & Whitney Engines

Let's not forget that there was another shutdown today on Indigo - cited both on here and on another website.

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by spartanmjf
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 5284

Re: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe

DC9-NEO, maybe with fewer issues?

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by spartanmjf
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 787's on the market
Replies: 8
Views: 3000

Re: Two 787's on the market

The 788 appears to be line #17 and not taken up (IIRC it was originally for Royal Air Maroc). The 789 appears to be line number 293 and was at one point with Kalair.

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by spartanmjf
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels
Replies: 28
Views: 5892

Re: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels

atcsundevil wrote:
While this thread is inherently political, try to keep the discussion as politics-free as possible. Political discussion is more than welcome in the Non Aviation Forum, but please try to avoid those kinds of statements here.

✈️ atcsundevil


Thank you!

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by spartanmjf
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIM Avia returns most 777s to lessors
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

Re: VIM Avia returns most 777s to lessors

IIRC did they not suspend operations last Sunday (15 OCT)?

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by spartanmjf
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36890

Re: Southwest 737-300 retirement

In 1986 Piedmont (the launch customer for the type) ran a 30 second commercial calling the 737-300 "The world's most advanced way to fly." By way of reminder, Southwest was the launch customer, IIRC, for the -500.

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by spartanmjf
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 15494

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
No, it doesn't work, but if they think all "Western" women are easy and little more than sluts, it makes more sense. They feel superior and believe we should bow to them. Cultural diversity is a western fetish.

GF


Agreed - well said!

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by spartanmjf
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will any airline fly to the state Delaware?
Replies: 11
Views: 2561

Re: Will any airline fly to the state Delaware?

And the reality is - why bother to fly into Delaware. Between AA at PHL and WN at BWI (not to mention all of the others) there is no need to be at a third rate airport in a state that is losing business faster than it can count. Du Pont doesn't exist any more, MBNA is gone, and Chrysler and GM packe...

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by spartanmjf
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent Spirit Engine Failure
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Re: Apparent Spirit Engine Failure

Thought I read on another site that it was an A319 which, IIRC, would have made it a V2500 on the wing.....

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by spartanmjf
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 6456

Re: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports

Delta is out! DL9862 (B739) departed early at 20:03 and is due to land in ATL early at 23:30.

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by spartanmjf
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Delta look like in 3 years?
Replies: 24
Views: 3313

Re: Delta in 3 years

Create a holding company called Deltallegis and buy a hotel and car rental company? Oh come on, let's make this fun. * Delta pulls out of online travel agencies and goes at it with its own reservations platforms and marketing * Delta makes a huge real estate acquisition - I'm not talking about an ai...

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by spartanmjf
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 64
Views: 11783

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

seahawk wrote:
If you merge you need to really merge. One management, one organisation and in the end one brand. Everything should be AF today and it should be run from Paris.


Then you will have the bankrupt French government bailing out a bankrupt airline within two years.....

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by spartanmjf
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am in Middle East question
Replies: 60
Views: 7253

Re: Pan Am in Middle East question

1983 PA operated BEY - FCO B737 PA 737s flying outside of Germany? That's a new one for me. But happy to be proven wrong. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Pan-American-World-Airways-Pan-Am/Boeing-737-296-Adv/2356330?qsp=eJwljEEKwjAQRe/y111YawWz0wvowgsMk0EDMQ2TKVhK724ad%2B//B28FT8nka88lCxyKkPIbHTIpfQr...

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by spartanmjf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6604

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla ... llery.html
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I agree - Friendship Baltimore - here are a few more interesting photos for those of you who may not remember my hometown airport:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla ... llery.html

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by spartanmjf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW NOW
Replies: 10
Views: 2817

Re: WOW NOW

To give WW their due, I had to book a quick roundtrip from BWI/CDG (I could have done DL from PHL but it was about twice the price) for work. I booked the highest priced ticket possible - included a 'meal' with beverage and an after-meal beverage, one checked bag, one overhead bag, trip cancellation...

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by spartanmjf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 8146

Re: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers

I have been on a number of DL flights in F (in the past year) on which the pilot or first officer walks through and shakes each F passenger's hand with a "Thanks for flying Delta" or similar acknowledgement prior to pushback.

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by spartanmjf
Sat May 27, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN expanding in STL
Replies: 51
Views: 9219

Re: WN expanding in STL

Once you are through security (if you originating at STL) or just connecting, T2 is actually fairly nice. There are choke points and those who originate at STL and come through TSA Pre have to hunt (and push through multiple queues) to find a flight display bank. Having said that, the charlie foxtro...

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by spartanmjf
Fri May 12, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
Replies: 36
Views: 10113

Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

EIANV wrote:
EI-ALB left the fleet years before the other 2 due to what I understand was a structural problem. Anyone know anything about this? Cheeers.


According to another site (use Google) she flew up to 1976 with Pac Northern, Alaska, Pan Am, Western, and Aero America....

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by spartanmjf
Wed May 10, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 7095

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

Kudos to the team at Southwest for what was, from my own experience as a passenger today, a seamless cutover. But then, it is what I expect from a company with a Frequent Flier Program that just, ahem, swept the Freddies with best overall program, best redemption ability, best customer service, and ...

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by spartanmjf
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?
Replies: 32
Views: 7885

Re: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?

capitalflyer wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
And voila, $20 billion later you have a well organized and simply configured airport.


Not with MWAA in charge.... Think about BER....

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by spartanmjf
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced
Replies: 29
Views: 6184

Re: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced

So - if I am reading this right - did Frontier beat out United LAST year?

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