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by mtnwest1979
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Air adding Boeing 737-800BCF to fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Amazon Air adding Boeing 737-800BCF to fleet

TWA302 wrote:
That livery looks great on the 738. Former ATA bird too!


Too bad it is phony. Plus, no way would they out that much color on a cargo bird they don't own I bet. Should be all white LOL.. :)

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14863

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Guesses as for routes: Houston to - DAL - LGB/ONT - CLE - PBI - COS - MEM - RIC - GYY This seems to be like the type of airline to operate the secondary markets, so COS, LGB, PBI, GYY, and RIC seem to make sense. The rest are dehubbed airports or local (dal). Just because they are Houston-based doe...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7229

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Where are the Airport Improvement fees that they impose? Or does YYJ not impose them?

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New GAO Report on Small Community Air Service Grants
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: New GAO Report on Small Community Air Service Grants

Waste of tax dollars. Isn’t Greyhoud still in business?? Grehound is still in business but they have cut service to most small communities in order to compete with the more point to point, lower cost, competition. I was somewhat amazed they don't do anything between Reno and Salt Lake City. If one ...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 13843

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

About KG service to Alliance, NE. I don't know if it is true. I have had noticed Boutique Air's schedule foa AIA and Chadron change in June and July, but AIA's makes sense, but CDR's is all fouled up by looking at it. Anyway, since they (KG) are not doing Telluride, wonder if the Alliance thing will...

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2358

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

Sure, both have horses and grass. That tells you a flight to Ireland would work lol.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6585

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

Cactusjuba wrote:
It's now called the ORKA departure. Any routing that takes you Northwesterly/over LAS you get this routing. Westerly courses/ over PSP usually get the DOTTS departure, which heads over the water and makes landfall over Seal Beach.


You mean northeasterly and easterly, I assume... ;)

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 7126

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

Laredo has lots of intl service, just via cargo carriers though.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6099

Re: How many US states have you visited?

All 50. Have flown into 47. Have not flown into Wyoming, Vermont, and Deleware. Last one will be kind of hard to achieve it seems lol.
And never just an aipirt connection in anyof them. Some quality time in each. Some better than others.... :)

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 6337

Re: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)

Taken AMTRAK Boise,ID- Pensleton, OR R/T, Seattle- Portland ow, Chi-Mke a couple times, Sacramento-Modesto,CA once, and ow SLC-DEN thru the Rocky Mtns. Like traveling via rail and has been usually very good experience. Nice to see a report on them here.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95850

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Love the tram at DTW. …..

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14335

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

You got anything interesting to contribute? At least he does... No he doesn't. He is making things up. Southwest doesn't have a plane that can even fly Hawaii-DEN/LAS/PHX for example so you know he's making it up. Between his variable and unreliable projections and jplatts "could WN add XYZ- e...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61007

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

I am just glad there will 2x/day flights to Greenville, MS. Make for nice way to go DFW-ATL on a PC-12.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14335

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

STL-SLC added BNA-BUF BNA-SMF See no SMF-BNA nonstops. Only one-stop thru flights. Looked week of 10/16. I would have swore it was on the route map. I can’t check now though on my mobile. Maybe I was still over STL Lol, I see they added Su-Fr nonstops from May 5-Jun 7.I wasn't looking that close in...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14335

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

STL-SLC added BNA-BUF BNA-SMF See no SMF-BNA nonstops. Only one-stop thru flights. Looked week of 10/16. I would have swore it was on the route map. I can’t check now though on my mobile. Maybe I was still over STL Lol, I see they added Su-Fr nonstops from May 5-Jun 7.I wasn't looking that close in...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14335

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Jshank83 wrote:
STL-SLC added
BNA-BUF
BNA-SMF


See no SMF-BNA nonstops. Only one-stop thru flights. Looked week of 10/16.

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 SUNWING 737Max heading to Windsor
Replies: 19
Views: 5825

Re: 3 SUNWING 737Max heading to Windsor

One would think that the MCAS could just be updated to be eliminated. Seems like an unecessary thing anyway....

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tourist Helicopter crashes into glacier (Video)
Replies: 12
Views: 3354

Re: Tourist Helicopter crashes into glacier (Video)

Not really a crash into a glacier. Landed in landing spot, assuming reflective device seen out window post landing woukd suggest to me. Then, teeters over and rolls . Glad no one was killed. Part warning of video a bit much. I would hate to be the person disturbed by what I saw here.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!
Replies: 16
Views: 2994

Re: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!

Probably SCASD grant, EAS is a different animal. Good to see anything new at BFL.

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10738

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

I vote California Pacific. Longest ever to fly CLD-SJC nonstop!!!!!!!!!

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by mtnwest1979
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN PHX-Mexico a future possibility?
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: WN PHX-Mexico a future possibility?

Wow, when did SJO move countries?
Answer to your query: yes .
It is possible, and certainly only in the future and not past.
Likely? No

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

All of these "I can't find a connection from XYZ to HNL" …. are not the pax that WN is catering to for these services. Get over it, Anyway, how many folks in BNA or IND are heading to HI anyway?? I just took my eighth trip to the islands. What is your point, again? That WN is catering to ...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

All of these "I can't find a connection from XYZ to HNL" …. are not the pax that WN is catering to for these services. Get over it, Anyway, how many folks in BNA or IND are heading to HI anyway?? You should have you entire network available to your customers. Those folks in IND and BNA do...

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

All of these "I can't find a connection from XYZ to HNL" …. are not the pax that WN is catering to for these services. Get over it, Anyway, how many folks in BNA or IND are heading to HI anyway??

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34153

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Funny about DL email: I didn't know ( and assume they don't) fly nonstop, per email, SEA-FAT or EKO.......

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 7984

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

Perhaps next one could have an Air Oregon side and a Transwestern side. That would be one 'unique' look......

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7040

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

Too bad you can't book them if you're from most countries that aren't America. Could make Hawaii more accessible to Europeans. Well they will probably fill them up just fine with US-based buyers. Pkus, I doubt many Europeans would botger flying airline X to gateway airpirt (OAK, SJC now) just to xf...

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7040

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

Why are people amazed that flights aren't available from the east? Hasn't it been debated af nauseum that connections from central/east US wouldn't work to how WN schedules (no redeye, etc)? Should be no sueprise....

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7040

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

Nice $79 ow OAK-KOA via HNL for Tue.Wed in May. Almost just got for only shade under 4000 points.

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34153

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

WN pribably figured that like anywhere, slots are a valuable asset so they picked some up. But maybe they didn't get much/anything in return after all. Perhaps never was going to use them at all.....

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 7984

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

Well since QX only has had two liveries before current, those choices make sense. But only the red/orange scheme should count. Perhaps have one also in each carrier they boughtout as well. An Air Oregon brown/green would look interesting on a Q400.....

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by mtnwest1979
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 WN planes clip wings at EWR Mar. 2
Replies: 10
Views: 3537

Re: 2 WN planes clip wings at EWR Mar. 2

Well if pic is as seems, no clipped wings. Winglet A went under and touched horizontal stab on plane B. Do not know if plane B was parked at gate or was in process of pushing back. Or if Plane A was not pushed out far enough to clear plane B when turning to leave. Or if PIC of Plane A went too far f...

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43038

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

ITO was never mentioned or mentioned by WN for service so IDK why it is mentioned here now.

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 73G Winglet Strike
Replies: 22
Views: 5064

Re: Southwest 73G Winglet Strike

Well they first tried a winglet slowdown, but that was hard to do being attached to the wing......

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery
Replies: 23
Views: 4472

Re: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery

LOL in jeopardy of not happening? I think results will be the same if they do or don't. Either merge into one, or I doubt two can survive that same market and one fails, with higher fares and less service either way.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery
Replies: 23
Views: 4472

Re: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery

LOL in jeopardy of not happening? I think results will be the same if they do or don't. Either merge into one, or I doubt two can survive that same market and one fails, with higher fares and less service either way.

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 7126

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

For a good one, look up Echkart Intl in Pirt Hill,ID.

When I worked at Midland International Air & Space Port in TX, they had a CPB guy that would go out and meet the various biz traffic that would come in from MX or Canada to clear. Talk about gradiose naming......

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Southwest have the best boarding process?
Replies: 33
Views: 2164

Re: Why does Southwest have the best boarding process?

I prefer unassingned, only due to as I am usually a late boarder, I can at least choose which center seat I can get between two smaller people lol. Plus, can find spot further away from "youngin's"

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by mtnwest1979
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11409

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Fantastic to just increase/add arbitrary fees lol. May as well add a $1 to drive to front of terminal fee for the 'regular' folks, too. That'd bring in some cash. Seems lke as good as cash-grab as any, I guess.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour expanding in California, New terminal at CEC
Replies: 25
Views: 3010

Re: Contour expanding in California, New terminal at CEC

CEC is in rhe AEAS, where the airport/town negotiate contract with airline directly. A few places do that.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/24/2019: UP Drops IAH;UA Adds MSS/OGS/PIR/ATY;MS to IAD;AC Drops JAX,SEA-YYC;3M Adds MCO-VPS
Replies: 51
Views: 9821

Re: OAG Changes 2/24/2019: UP Drops IAH;UA Adds MSS/OGS/PIR/ATY;MS to IAD;AC Drops JAX,SEA-YYC;3M Adds MCO-VPS

The other 2 EAS prop markets are served by a newcomer, Advanced Air, which got Silver City, NM to ABQ and PHX on Jan 5. Thanks knope2001 for figuring out the MSS and OGS skds. Silver City is one market. Two routes still make it one market. Other notshown is Mokukele Airlines' Imperial County, CA se...

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by mtnwest1979
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA NYC & LAX passengers Helo service
Replies: 18
Views: 2945

Re: AA NYC & LAX passengers Helo service

Been tried over and over and over and always promises the same things, yet has yet to prove viable long term.

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by mtnwest1979
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LAX Imperial Hill question
Replies: 12
Views: 3223

Re: LAX Imperial Hill question

If you're at LAX, a Pro spotting tip is to take the Sepulveda Parking Spot shuttle (There are 2 Parking Spot garages, so make sure you take the Sepulveda and not the Century one). Once at the garage (don't forget to tip the driver since you're not actually parked their) and walk to where there's pa...

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13358

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

Chuska wrote:
Looks like YR BLD-GCW is a misprint, I would think BLD-GCN. Thanks Enirilia!


Well GCW is Grand Canyon West, serving the Skywalk. So probably not an error I would guess.

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by mtnwest1979
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13358

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

Thanks for all you do!
Biggest thrill for me this week is DL doubling BOI-LAX.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta return to Regina?
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: Will Delta return to Regina?

Well, perhaps.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the top 10 unserved markets from ATL?
Replies: 55
Views: 5895

Re: What are the top 10 unserved markets from ATL?

DFW-CYS are AA branded flights.
DL did do 2x CRP-ATL at the end of their CRP service.

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by mtnwest1979
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9681

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

New name...… U CAN Fly lol

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