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by KCaviator
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College World Series charters
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: College World Series charters

All the teams are flying into Omaha this afternoon. Arkansas: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9645/history/20190612/1815Z/KXNA/KOMA XNA-OMA Ameristar Jet Charter B732 Auburn: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAI77/history/20190612/1800Z/KCSG/KOMA CSG-OMA Kaiser Air B73G Florida State: htt...

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by KCaviator
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 4623

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

Lol........ How do you know they were going to “crash” into an aircraft on a taxiway, and not just initiating a go-around at the missed approach point (MAP)?

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by KCaviator
Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 506
Views: 102919

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Seeing how United and Delta have been dumping CRJ-700s from their regional partners and AA has been picking them up, can we expect to see AA take over the Republic E170s and put 65 seats in them? They don’t really fit the scope of DL and UA well but might be perfect for AA’s network. That is indeed...

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by KCaviator
Fri May 31, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 506
Views: 102919

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Republic floater E170s N806MD and N826MD have been flying for American Eagle for the past week, though it looks like 826 may have been rotated out. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N806MD https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N826MD I flew on N826MD on a DH a couple weeks ago from ...

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by KCaviator
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17546

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Boeing can’t even make a two-pilot plane without it crashing itself into the ground, yet they want to make a single-pilot plane? :rotfl: Okay...

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by KCaviator
Wed May 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

santi319 wrote:
Its funny how crews make less than ever but CEOs make more than ever... where could the problem be?


Crews make less than ever? What? Regional wages have doubled over the last 5+ years....

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by KCaviator
Wed May 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Republic has been picking up the slack for ExpressJet’s pathetic reliability for awhile now.

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by KCaviator
Wed May 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20177

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captain...

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by KCaviator
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351914

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Any United Express liveries?

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by KCaviator
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 105
Views: 16721

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Gulfstream500 wrote:
Next up on the revive/nostalgia list:

AirTran??? TWA???

AirTWA!!!


AirTwan

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by KCaviator
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 105
Views: 16721

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Call me crazy, but I could see the CRJ-550 working for them. They'd be able to offer a decent first class, and have room for VFR traffic as well. Outsource the flying to Air Wisconsin.

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by KCaviator
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4427

Re: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS

There are some stunning beaches off of 30A (Seaside area) with white sand and crystal clear water. I've been to Seven Mile Beach in the Caymans as well, and the beaches along 30A rival those in the Caymans believe it or not. 30A has seen some major expansion and an increased interest over the last 5...

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by KCaviator
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3500

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

There’s always a DHL 737 (Southern) at MCI. Flies CVG-CID-MCI-CID-CVG.

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by KCaviator
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5324

Re: Flights suspended at COU

This is a weird conflict between the airlines and the airport. Anyone have more info? The article was a little vague.

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by KCaviator
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of commercial service returning to INT?
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Any chance of commercial service returning to INT?

If I had to guess, there’s 2 possible options:

1) Service comes back, or
2) Service doesn’t come back.

50% chance.

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:03 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: 13740

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

UA drops ORD-YOW/TUS/JAN and IAH-CRW/CAE/LEX. Beginning to wonder if all that talk about beefing up the domestic hubs only applies to DEN. What a joke, eh? Not a way to build a hub. From what I've heard, most of these cuts released today should be temporary - due to pilot shortage at one of the reg...

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 7626

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone attend the groundbreaking ceremony today?

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20018

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

It's pretty sad when China and the Cayman Islands ground the MAX, but nothing has been done regarding safety here in the US. I applaud the companies that took the initiative of caring for the lives of their passengers, whether warranted or not. It's not going to happen here though. Too many politica...

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by KCaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713159

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Has there been another type of aircraft that has killed this many people so shortly after entry into service? In 1964-65 the 727 had a horrible safety record at first. Let’s count the number of accidents as opposed to people. Reason is the mid 1960s had load factors in the 50% range. Had the 727s b...

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by KCaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713159

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Has there been another type of aircraft that has killed this many people so shortly after entry into service?

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by KCaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23825

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

I don’t know how to post pics, but there’s an aerial photo that was posted on one of the pilot forums showing the track of the plane in the snow.

They weren’t even close to the runway, and extremely lucky no one died or was seriously injured. This is 100% an accident.

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by KCaviator
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351914

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

BWIAirport wrote:
The article says it’ll introduce the new livery as it takes delivery of new aircraft. Does that mean it’ll show up on a Max 9 or a 78J, or is there a new aircraft type due in April that I’m forgetting about?


The CRJ-550 :duck:

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by KCaviator
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater
Replies: 89
Views: 18623

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

I wonder who else will jump on this train. GoJet is apparently operating 50 of them, which is doubling their United fleet. I can see SkyWest, maybe Envoy/PSA, and even Endeavor getting in on the action.

Is this the future of 50-seat flying? Will the 145s/200s be no more?

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by KCaviator
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75529

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

This Vallas guy and California Pacific are the aviation version of Fyre Fest...

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by KCaviator
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 506
Views: 102919

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N269NN


You’ve posted this in two separate threads. We get it...
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jgcotter wrote:
E175 N269NN is en route SJK-MAO-FLL-ABI for delivery. 50 x E175 on property now at Envoy.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N269NN


You’ve posted this in two separate threads. We get it...

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by KCaviator
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10498

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

So when is the FAA going to take notice and look into the safety culture, or lack thereof, at Southwest? This is getting ridiculous...

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by KCaviator
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13298

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

I don’t believe Republic has new jets coming. Though scoped out, new jets are always a possibility as replacements. OO has 20 900s with 70 seats coming to replace old 700s. It seems likely that new E jets will find their way to the big 3 regionals as needed for replacements. That should be enough f...

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by KCaviator
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13298

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Does anyone know if the DL order for additional A220s makes room under scope for additional 76-seat flying?

I’m not that familiar with their scope, but I thought large RJ flying was a percentage of their fleet size? Could be wrong.

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by KCaviator
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13298

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Now there is a top off order for more A220s at DL. This seems to fit with the strategy as expressed on their presentation and in the video (thanks of the link). When looking at the ownership of the regionals, I think it shows it is going to be an active 12-24 months in this space (continuing to be ...

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by KCaviator
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13298

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

My prediction for regionals remaining in a few years is: 1) Endeavor 2) SkyWest 3) Republic 4) Horizon 5) Envoy 6) ExpressJet 7) Trans States And possibly Mesa, but that situation is a little more complex to figure out. Mergers: 1) CommutAir is merged with ExpressJet. ExpressJet brand survives. 2) W...

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by KCaviator
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13298

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Ed just announced Endeavor, SkyWest and Republic as the surviving 3 DC carriers over the next 12 to 24 months. The vid is on YouTube. I’m not sure who the crowd represented. Got a link to the video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s8x65QfE0c&app=desktop Sounds like GoJet and Compass are out...

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by KCaviator
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 506
Views: 102919

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I always thought it would be a little more expensive for a wholly owned to fly vs outside carrier... Are you able to elaborate? Yeah, it's Called envoy pilots want those 20 planes back because they feel entitled to them. What envoy pilots don't realize, is the more planes Envoy, PSA, Piedmont have,...

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by KCaviator
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?
Replies: 21
Views: 2977

Re: American and a Republic E175

We flew American this weekend from BUF to PHL and the flight attendant had to move people to balance the aircraft? Surprised this is done on such a large aircraft. Is this common? Alec I fly the 175 for YX, and yes, this is very common, especially with light, aft loads. The plane is divided into 3 ...

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by KCaviator
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 95
Views: 24749

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

This accident and subsequent loss of life resulted from Boeing-error, not pilot-error.

Too bad this will never be the official result because of politics and money.

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by KCaviator
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 72
Views: 7141

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

Honestly, SkyWest is what these EAS communities need. Reliable service and codeshare one-stop connections worldwide should always win over turboprop or piston service to, say, Albany, NY. The numbers don't lie either; passenger numbers skyrocket when SkyWest enters a market. Just look at UIN, SLN, C...

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by KCaviator
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 46
Views: 7381

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

I was under the impression that EWR isn’t going completely mainline, just eliminating most single-class regional jets. Dual-class regional jets (i.e. 175s) would be staying for the most part.

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by KCaviator
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?
Replies: 40
Views: 5857

Re: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?

I dont want to give anyone ideas but I flew Eagle (Republic) with an updated interior the other day and I actually thought to myself "these seats are more comfortable than I remember. An e170 probably. Those always seem to be comfortable. It was definitely not a 170, as we (Republic) do not fl...

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by KCaviator
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?
Replies: 41
Views: 6634

Re: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?

Having grown up in KC, I really hope that this route works out for FI and that someday (with the new terminal), direct flights to mainland Europe will come into being. This is, of course, blind optimism, but KC is on the rise and maybe one day people will actually care about our little town in the ...

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by KCaviator
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2771

Re: MCI thread - 2018

There are gates right next to the “town square” area which is directly in front of the check-in counters, but no security area mentioned anywhere. Where are the security lines going?

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by KCaviator
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54525

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Given everything already known, anyone think cause was something other than windshear ? As I alluded to earlier, the cause these days is never just "windshear". Windshear is a known quantity; we understand it, we have instruments to detect it (if installed, but if not, then that's potenti...

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by KCaviator
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 13081

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

stratosphere wrote:
Considering teenagers today cannot even drive a car with a stick shift that was pretty ambitious to try to steal an E jet.


Eh, it’s not that hard. Turn a couple knobs and press a couple buttons and you’re up and runnin’.

Having done both, driving a stick is harder.

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by KCaviator
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 13081

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

He was definitely going to Meigs.

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by KCaviator
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet at MKE- What happened?
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: OneJet at MKE- What happened?

When did MCI-PIT end? I just saw one of their aircraft here not that long along. That didn’t last long...

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by KCaviator
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 13850

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Hadn't seen this tidbit before Embraer chief commercial officer Arjan Meijer says the airline has the ability to convert the aircraft to the E175-E2 if major US airlines attain scope clause relief in their pilot contracts. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-farnborough-air-show-ord...

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by KCaviator
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 13850

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Yes, this is a little crazy, but with JetBlue ordering the A220, some of these frames could be used to replace the E190. :duck:

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by KCaviator
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6334

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

BWIAirport wrote:
KCaviator wrote:
A 175 downgraded to a 170.

Sorry to hear this, when does your documentary come out? :rotfl:


Hey, people get upset about losing a first class seat... on a 30-minute flight!

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by KCaviator
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6334

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

A 175 downgraded to a 170.

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by KCaviator
Tue May 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA
Replies: 32
Views: 6285

Re: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA

What’s the configuration of these SC’s? More first class? More Comfort+? Increased pitch throughout?

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by KCaviator
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2771

Re: MCI thread - 2018

[threeid][/threeid] I didn't see this posted in this thread. OneJet service to PIT. Looks like it caters to the business traveler but I did a check on a late May roundtrip and at about $350 it clearly not out of reach for those paying out of pocket. Sure would make going to Pittsburgh Penguins games...

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