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by twalives
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lambert STL Update
Replies: 17
Views: 4785

RE: Lambert STL Update

Lambert tweeted a 787 would be visiting STL on January 30th. Anyone have any details on timing?

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by twalives
Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberworld Charter Flight Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3626

RE: Iberworld Charter Flight Question

Ualisthebst -

It is a small world because my grandparents are on that very same charter flight. I guess your parents were also victim of the BCN labor strikes.

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by twalives
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Flt 65 - In-flight Fuel Leak, Info Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4749

RE: NW Flt 65 - In-flight Fuel Leak, Info Needed

Thanks all for you help!

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by twalives
Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Flt 65 - In-flight Fuel Leak, Info Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4749

NW Flt 65 - In-flight Fuel Leak, Info Needed

Received a call from my cousin this afternoon who was flying non-stop <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym>-<acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> aboard <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA...

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by twalives
Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: WN To Hawaii
Replies: 36
Views: 7834

Report: WN To Hawaii

Obviously nothing official but this is the first article I have read that makes direct reference to <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> utilizing ATA's Hawaii rights through the acquisition. <A HREF="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2005/01/03/daily22.html">http://www.bi...

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by twalives
Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 STL Aviation New Stories
Replies: 3
Views: 2207

2 STL Aviation New Stories

It looks as if Leonard Griggs is finally stepping-down as Airport Director. It appears that Mayor Slay's brother is the leading candidate to take over the post. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/D2CDCF8216FAAD8286256F120010AB37OpenDocument&Headline=Gr...

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by twalives
Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL-CELEBRATE W/ Me. Im Going To The STL Tower!
Replies: 9
Views: 3898

RE: STL-CELEBRATE W/ Me. Im Going To The STL Tower!

Congrats Atcboy73 - STL skies just got a whole lot safer!

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by twalives
Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainline Pricing Structure
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

RE: Mainline Pricing Structure

Thanks all for the great information. I definitely agree with everything that's been stated. However, this doesn't answer my question...how will the "traditional" mainline carriers ever compete with point-to-point carriers? Point-to-point is a much leaner price model. It doesn't make fiscal sense to...

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by twalives
Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainline Pricing Structure
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Mainline Pricing Structure

I was hoping someone could enlighten me on why the following fairly common pricing structure for the mainlines is currently in place. I live in <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>. I am trying to get to <acronym title="Fort Myers - ...

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by twalives
Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Honeymoon Upgrades?
Replies: 28
Views: 9721

RE: Honeymoon Upgrades?

rwylie77 - Small world! Even funnier that your wife is from <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> and my wife's family is from London. I wonder if we crossed paths in our trips...here was our intinerary. June 1 <acronym title="St. Lou...

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by twalives
Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TVC Terminal Photos
Replies: 17
Views: 3568

RE: New TVC Terminal Photos

There is a problem in this country when an airport utilized by such few people is so well appointed and airports used by millions of people each year (<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>, <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL /...

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by twalives
Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Working Lavs On Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 2966

RE: No Working Lavs On Flight

<i>2 hour flight on a CRJ (200 maybe? one toilet) from <acronym title="New Orleans - Louis Armstrong International (Moisant Field) (MSY / KMSY), USA - Louisiana">MSY</acronym> to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> without the toilet working. We...

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by twalives
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD, FAA To Tell Airlines To Cut More Flights Soon
Replies: 48
Views: 7427

RE: ORD, FAA To Tell Airlines To Cut More Flights Soon

The issue at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> right now is not passenger capacity but flight capacity. I am from <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> and the first person to w...

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by twalives
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Honeymoon Upgrades?
Replies: 28
Views: 9721

RE: Honeymoon Upgrades?

Honeymooned to French Polynesia in June aboard Air Tahiti Nui...if you are looking for a honeymoon upgrade aboard <acronym title="Air Tahiti Nui (France)">TN</acronym>, think again. I would estimate that 75% of our flights both to and from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), US...

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by twalives
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Working Lavs On Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 2966

No Working Lavs On Flight

Prior to boarding an American Connection flight from <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> the other night, the gate agent made an...

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by twalives
Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 5399

RE: Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Changes

Any idea where Jim Parker might end up?

Virgin USA?

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by twalives
Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Flight Sched Unusually Short
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

RE: WN Flight Sched Unusually Short

Ssides - <b>For as long as I can remember, <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> has only allowed bookings about 3-4 months in advance.</b> I am definitely not a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> expert but certainly do buy a great deal of tickets with them...an...

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by twalives
Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Flight Sched Unusually Short
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

WN Flight Sched Unusually Short

I couldn't help but notice that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> future flight schedule is unusually short. In the past, they typically have flights available 5-8 months in advance but as of now it has slipped to 3.5 months. I even called the 1-800 res line (twice) and both of ...

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by twalives
Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Major Gate Shake-up At STL
Replies: 26
Views: 4556

RE: Possible Major Gate Shake-up At STL

Atcboy73...great info, thanks. I suspect what we are seeing is the airlines jockeying and laying the ground work for how they believe the new runway should be used. We all know now and knew ten years ago that this 3rd runway configuration was not the perfect solution but the costs to build anywhere ...

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by twalives
Tue May 25, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Places Large Order
Replies: 10
Views: 3657

RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Too bad they aren't taking immediately delivery because I am flying them PPT-BOB a week from tomorrow

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by twalives
Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air In Bangor, Maine
Replies: 8
Views: 3640

RE: Tower Air In Bangor, Maine

I was on a Tower Air <acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG), Israel">TLV</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> that made an "unscheduled stop" at <acronym title="Bangor - International (BGR...

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by twalives
Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Who Flew On Tower Air?
Replies: 46
Views: 8523

RE: Anyone Who Flew On Tower Air?

1996 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym> <acronym title="Tel Av...

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by twalives
Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities That Completely Lost B747 Services
Replies: 48
Views: 6108

RE: Cities That Completely Lost B747 Services

STL - TWA <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> 1997? <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / K...

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by twalives
Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Pairs With The Worst Passengers
Replies: 113
Views: 11748

RE: City Pairs With The Worst Passengers

I would have to say that the city pair with the worst passengers would be the one which RayChaung and JetBluefan1 fly regularly because it is people like this that hold our world of diversity back in the stone age. Grow-up and appreciate different cultures, ethnicities and religions for their unique...

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by twalives
Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Closest Hub Cities For One Airline?
Replies: 49
Views: 5838

RE: Two Closest Hub Cities For One Airline?

What about St. Louis and Kansas City for TWA? Those have to be the ones. I'm sure. It is only about a 3 hour drive from Kansas City to St. Louis.

3 hour drive??...in what? It is 249.5 miles between the two cities...to achieve your estimate, one would have to AVERAGE 84 miles an hour

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by twalives
Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF1 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

RE: AF1 Question

Stop kidding all...we all know it is a nostril

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by twalives
Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Paint Job For F-117
Replies: 0
Views: 4704

New Paint Job For F-117

It appears the military is trying to improve its cover during daylight hours.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/02/18/odd.plane.reut/index.html

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by twalives
Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At Heathrow?
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

RE: Spotting At Heathrow?

Kaitak - Not sure you are interested but it appears United's new livery 777 will be arriving into LHR Friday morning (UA 938)...I believe it arrives sometime around ten in the morning. Might be worth checking out?

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by twalives
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA New Livery Ceremony: Comments
Replies: 57
Views: 10692

RE: UA New Livery Ceremony: Comments

Ualisthebst - that is so cool...you'll have to take pics

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by twalives
Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Secret As To Why AA Is Doing Better In STL
Replies: 23
Views: 6527

RE: No Secret As To Why AA Is Doing Better In STL

AAJAXFlyer - "<i>Nothing is stopping people from taking advantage of Southwest's flights and Frontier's, as some already do. </i>" If you look at what operations <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> has scaled back in the past four months you would realize that when <acronym title="...

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by twalives
Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Secret As To Why AA Is Doing Better In STL
Replies: 23
Views: 6527

RE: No Secret As To Why AA Is Doing Better In STL

AA is definitely profiting at the expense of <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> and its citizens. Due to the fact that <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> is "expe...

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by twalives
Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Branson Be Allowed To Start Virgin America?
Replies: 57
Views: 8835

RE: Should Branson Be Allowed To Start Virgin America?

like it or not...this is what we like to call capitalism

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by twalives
Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 7E7 - Who Will Be The Launch Customer(s)?
Replies: 39
Views: 8461

RE: Boeing 7E7 - Who Will Be The Launch Customer(s)?

<i>No American carrier can afford it now.</i> What is the typical upfront commitment to being a launch customer because I am not sure this is an accurate statement. Granted, they have a bit of debt to pay off but <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is currently sitting on 2 billion...

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by twalives
Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hotel For Planespotting At MIA?
Replies: 8
Views: 5186

RE: Best Hotel For Planespotting At MIA?

You can get a great view of departures from the Explorer of the Seas.

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by twalives
Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Exp Emerg Landing At STL
Replies: 10
Views: 3797

RE: American Exp Emerg Landing At STL

TWFirst...good catch...gotta love the always-accurate media...just heard the plane was an American Connection Jet

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by twalives
Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Exp Emerg Landing At STL
Replies: 10
Views: 3797

RE: American Exp Emerg Landing At STL

First article, not many details...

http://www.kmox.com/news/article.php?id=12160

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by twalives
Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Exp Emerg Landing At STL
Replies: 10
Views: 3797

American Exp Emerg Landing At STL

KSDK (NBC affiliate) is reporting a malfunctioning landing gear on an American Express Jet caused an emergency landing at Lambert just a few moments ago. First reports indicate no major injuries but I wasn't able to find any published details just yet...anyone heard anything?

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by twalives
Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastest Growing/Shrinking Airports 2003
Replies: 19
Views: 4178

RE: Fastest Growing/Shrinking Airports 2003

Skytrain -

Are you sure this list is for 2003? The major newspaper in St. Louis just reported that STL lost the most flights/passengers in 2003...logic also suggests this is true...any explanation?

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by twalives
Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De-ice, When Is It Required?
Replies: 22
Views: 8681

RE: De-ice, When Is It Required?

IMisspiedmont -

Not that I have any doubts with your claim but I am a bit confused with your explanation of reasoning. Are you saying that the chill of the fuel cools the ice that has formed on the wings well enough that it doesn't melt in the 30 minutes it takes for a plane to turnaround?

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by twalives
Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of A New Airport Terminal
Replies: 17
Views: 7231

RE: Cost Of A New Airport Terminal

I bet Memphis will pay maybe $75-100 million for FedEx Forum.

Will the rest be privately funded? Not that I expect the Forum to reach anywhere near the cost of a terminal but $100 million sounds very low for a new stadium. Most domed stadiums begin around $400 million.

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by twalives
Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Aviation Rich City...
Replies: 28
Views: 3437

RE: Most Aviation Rich City...

The richest aviation city is most definitely STL...because of Lambert's clean, high-tech terminal and AA's huge operation.

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by twalives
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Loses Great Big
Replies: 36
Views: 3998

RE: STL Loses Great Big

Lambertman, great news...thanks!

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by twalives
Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Loses Great Big
Replies: 36
Views: 3998

RE: STL Loses Great Big

Lambertman -

I thought SWA cut their non-stop STL-FLL?

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by twalives
Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do You Purchase Your Airline Ticket?
Replies: 29
Views: 6747

RE: Where Do You Purchase Your Airline Ticket?

www.sidestep.com - why not use the aggregator of travel aggregators?...it even searches southwest!

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by twalives
Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revolutionary Airport Design
Replies: 8
Views: 3414

RE: Revolutionary Airport Design

I second your thoughts on landings and must add how much more difficult it would be to avoid tail strikes on takeoff.

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by twalives
Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hardest Plane To Find At A Airport
Replies: 48
Views: 5894

RE: Hardest Plane To Find At A Airport

Its tough to find just about anything other than an RJ at STL these days...sad stuff

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by twalives
Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revolutionary Airport Design
Replies: 8
Views: 3414

Revolutionary Airport Design

An individual came up with this design for the next century of air travel...he claims it is more environmentally friendly, more efficient and takes less space than current designs. There is a nice animated demonstration on this link. Do you think this is a feasible design? http://www.usatoday.com/tr...

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by twalives
Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Airbus have tours at their factory in Toulouse?
Replies: 12
Views: 5513

RE: Does Airbus Have Tours At Their Factory In Toulouse?

I too had the pleasure of seeing an english speaking tour at the facility. You should definitely inquire about "english-speaking" tours prior to booking if you don't speak french because when I went about two years ago there was only 1 english-guided tour a month. The tour was fabulous and at that t...

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by twalives
Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PPT-YVR-CDG And Back Air Tahiti Nui
Replies: 24
Views: 7430

RE: PPT-YVR-CDG And Back Air Tahiti Nui

Thanks for the info Tranceport.

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by twalives
Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PPT-YVR-CDG And Back Air Tahiti Nui
Replies: 24
Views: 7430

RE: PPT-YVR-CDG And Back Air Tahiti Nui

I am confused...is this a route move or a route addition? Will Air Tahiti still be servicing <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to PPT? I sure hope so because I am booked through <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - Ca...

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