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by usxguy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 158843

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

Remember that with the reduction in mainline aircraft, there has to be a reduction in "large" regional jets, which is one of the reasons why the Mesa fleet is shrinking. We also need to take into account the age of the YV CRJ 900 fleet. They were the first "big rj" operator - he...

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by usxguy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

Re: DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings

or they are just matching Alaska's offerings. Beer has always been available, and added red wine & coke/diet coke 2 weeks ago.

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12135

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Well Ravn did get 30 bidders.... so who knows.

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 96
Views: 17669

Re: Rumor: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

COPA has also ran a very lean operation from the get-go. Always stockpiling cash & assets, no spending on frivilous thigns. Not much shiny things at their corporate offices or airports, either. Lots of reinvestment in their people, which makes them work harder and be more loyal.

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 30
Views: 4208

Re: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

I doubt ZW will go back to AA. AA is trying to streamline the regional operation by using fewer regional carriers, and bringing ZW back would go in the other direction. AA is currently down to 6 partners, and of those 3 are wholly owned, and rumor has had it for months that AA is trying to figure o...

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines ALL 32N on HNL-OGG
Replies: 16
Views: 5289

Re: Hawaiian Airlines ALL 32N on HNL-OGG

pilots have to perform 3 landings every 90 days to stay current, or its back to the sim.

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by usxguy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153102

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Hi all, I found this video on youtube, which gives a good and uptodate summary of the currently know facts and open questions: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76osJupy_P8 Channel: Captain Mayday Best video concerning PK8303 I found so far on youtube. Its fact-based, highlights open questions...

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by usxguy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air Merger
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air Merger

After this I would assume that it’ll look something like HA operating 96% of inter island travel followed by WN around 2% then MK with 2%? I think Mokulele may be operating more flights than Hawaiian right now, for inter-island. Last count was they were at 54. Pre-Covid they hovered around 110. Sum...

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 23
Views: 4113

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

Better question is, will Elite pay? Can they pay?

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6129

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

I was on this flight that was bound for Whitehorse BUT diverted to Anchorage: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/air-canada-whitehorse-diverted-achorage-1.5401211 and US/CA customs have a handshake agreement in instances like this. They have a way to put you in the system like at a land crossing, ...

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6129

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

derr should have said.. BECAUSE DL has seasonal service, they have Ops Specs for Juneau. But its super specific in the type of plane & crew. The C series should have all the bells & whistles to land here, but the crew did not. Sitka may have been more suitable. Even Yakutat (which HAS an ILS).

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6129

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

JNU is way too difficult, particularly for pilots who may be unfamiliar with the approach and a plane with mechanical difficulties. Hence, they chose YXY. Makes no sense. Unless the weather was bad they have a localizer approach. The cirus club flies it every year Juneau requires special training, ...

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by usxguy
Fri May 22, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor U.S. flights pulled?
Replies: 12
Views: 2891

Re: Condor U.S. flights pulled?

Whitehorse is bookable in late June & July...

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by usxguy
Sat May 16, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Ill bet ya the KS certificate is free of all the financial debt & obligations of 7H... if so, very smart move by Kent & Mike.

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by usxguy
Fri May 08, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 6979

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

very few airlines ever serve the route used for their DOT application. Its merely an economic issue. So I doubt we will see Eastern actually FLY that route...

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by usxguy
Thu May 07, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11041

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

devron wrote:
Amazing, for an airport that doesn't even have a lounge in the international terminal and only a few stores.


Not sure it even qualifies as an international terminal. Flights will ARRIVE there, but depart from the South terminal.

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by usxguy
Tue May 05, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe dash8 STOL replacement: ATR S series?
Replies: 35
Views: 4124

Re: Wideroe dash8 STOL replacement: ATR S series?

IIRC I read Air NZ and ATR are collaborating on the development of a hybrid electric aircraft. Does anyone have any details of this? This is a good one.anybody? Again, no offense, but the internet is your best friend... 3rd hit on Google search . Bah. Kinda rude. I travel *a lot* and Google in one ...

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by usxguy
Tue May 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed

Its actually NOT an "EAS" route in the sense that people use the term. DOT hasn't allowed new subsidized markets in 6 years, and DUT hasn't been subsidized.

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by usxguy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8663

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

watching that video seems to leave a lot of questions about what was going on...

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by usxguy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

When did Wings Of Alaska fold? Flew them 10 years ago this summer Juneau-Gustavus and return, on either end of a full-day Glacier Bay cruise. I remember waiting to board our Cessna at Gustavus that evening for the return flight and one of the passengers for another of their single-engined aircraft ...

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19749

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover

also, are all the aircraft finally painted in the "updated" Condor colors, or are there still some in the Thomas Cook livery?

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 135
Views: 19749

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover

B763: 14 of 16 leased (8 from Castlelake, 2 from GECAS, 4 from AerCap) - all at least 19 years old. I see freighter conversions as most likely, as these are 4-door and 4 overwing exit frames. I could see the German government buying the leased B753s to then sell. Icelandair and Delta could be buyer...

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by usxguy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380
Replies: 36
Views: 13972

Re: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380

uh, thats not the main part of the taxiway but the shoulder... its not built up like the main part to handle much weight

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by usxguy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8214

Re: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

I think the $12 million loan was to keep the company alive until it can be sold or parted out. I don't believe this amount was related to the CARES act for airlines. Doesn’t make any sense to take a loan to liquidate. Just liquidate under chapter 7. they should have no problem selling the caravans ...

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8214

Re: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

I think the $12 million loan was to keep the company alive until it can be sold or parted out. I don't believe this amount was related to the CARES act for airlines.

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by usxguy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8214

Re: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

Didn't Alaska submit a bid in the BK court for Penair but was outbid?

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

And for today's episode of As The Prop Spins... "North Slope Borough mayor signs order seizing Ravn’s North Slope assets APRIL 6, 2020 BY JEFF LANDFIELD The Alaska Landmine has obtained an emergency order, signed by North Slope Borough Mayor Harry Brower, that orders the seizure of all RavnAir ...

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by usxguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8214

Re: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

Dutch Harbor is not a "subsidized" EAS market. Alaska always ran it as a "capacity purchase agreement" with PenAir for the past 10 years (or more?).

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by usxguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Giving Dutch its own thread...

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1444159

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by usxguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8214

Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

Penair previously operated Anchorage, AK to Dutch Harbor/Unalaska (DUT/PADU) using its fleet of 34 Saab 340B - bookable only to 26/27 passengers, and then upgraded to the Saab 2000 with barely 40 passengers. After the S20 overrun, Penair stopped flying and Ravn operated the route using its Dash 8-20...

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by usxguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Think Bob H & Danny S will make peace & do a joint bid to get their airline(s) back?

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by usxguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40305

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Is southeast going to go down tow. Daily milk run? I've heard JNU will get down to basically the milk runs. AS61: SEA-JNU-YAK-CDV-ANC AS66: ANC-CDV-YAK-JNU-SEA AS64: ANC-JNU-PSG-WRG-KTN-SEA AS65: SEA-KTN-WRG-PSG-JNU-ANC The above are all EAS routes. (https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/fil...

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by usxguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12574

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

10 revenue customers and 20 non-revs... that's probably the busiest flight in AA's system right now

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by usxguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

a weight restricted E175 would make it... she's got the brakes for landing and the wing/engines to get her off the ground. Mid Atlantic/USAirways mastered Key West very quickly with the E170s back in 2006.... DUT is only 300 feet shorter than EYW. Yep, E175 can work there just like it does at HHH. ...

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by usxguy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

a weight restricted E175 would make it... she's got the brakes for landing and the wing/engines to get her off the ground. Mid Atlantic/USAirways mastered Key West very quickly with the E170s back in 2006.... DUT is only 300 feet shorter than EYW.

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by usxguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Well Danny parked the 135 the moment his dad stepped away from the PenAir ops. State of Alaska *will* need to step in, since they pay for Medicaid/Medicare travel in Alaska... add in DPS/Troopers, etc. I'm still in shock that Ravn didn't at least cut frequencies. The Canadian carriers are keeping al...

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by usxguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Well all of the DUT/ANC flights are zero'd out in Sabre... so if they aren't cancelled, then they have the busiest in-state route in Alaska right now.

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

DUT was axed

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

the passengers hated the Q400 when they used to have a 737....

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by usxguy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 140
Views: 17892

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviatio ... ommunities
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Just hit the ADN

But it doesn't appear to be a total shut down..

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviatio ... ommunities

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by usxguy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14594

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

https://www.khon2.com/coronavirus/mokul ... -covid-19/
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Anyone else find it ironic that Mokulele Airlines now has more flights than any other inter-island operator? 54 flights a day from 100...

https://www.khon2.com/coronavirus/mokul ... -covid-19/

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by usxguy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14594

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

AAG does significant cargo business, with close ties to Lynden and others. Its cheaper to throw some stuff in the belly of a 737 than it is to buy space on Global/Atlas/FedEx. Case in point: Look at Juneau, Alaska. Alaska is barely putting on 10-20 people a flight (if even), but the Juneau schedules...

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by usxguy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments

with MASSIVE AIF (PFC) fees, the airports in Canada shouldn't be charging the airlines a damn thing! An airline that flies to YVR pays almost the same rent (counter, office, ramp, gate rents) as they do in Seattle. yet passenger fees: YVR AIF = $25 SEA PFC = $4.50 Let THAT sink in.... someone is get...

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by usxguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15473

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

handling and maybe parts

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by usxguy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28090

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

I flew Alaska First Class on Friday, we were offered only water or cans of soda. Snack basket was passed around, and deli packs offered from economy.

No more inflight magazine either.

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by usxguy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14594

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

(ericm2031) "I think UA was already planning to drop down to 1 LAX-HNL, 1 SFO-HNL, 1 ORD-HNL, 1 IAH-HNL based on dummy bookings for the 1st week of April. They are relying on HA to get people to the other islands." Please quote your source. Sabre for one. 16APRHNLLAX‡UA« 06APR MON HNL/HST...

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by usxguy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7005

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

In case someone wants "proof", since this *is* a.net 130MARHNLLAX‡HA« 30MAR MON HNL/HST LAX/PDT‡3 1HA 2 F6 J6 P6 C6 A6*HNLLAX 7 310P 1125P 332 M 0 DCA /E D0 Y7 W7 X7 Q7 V7 B7 S7 N7 2HA 10 F0 J0 P0 C0 A0*HNLLAX 8 800A 410P 332 M 0 DCA /E D0 Y0 W0 X0 Q0 V0 B0 S0 N0 3HA 4 F0 J0 P0 C0 A0*HNLLA...

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by usxguy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7005

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

Looks like almost all HA inventory transpac to the States is 0'd out.

HA 2 remains the sold flight with inventory.

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