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by KCaviator
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

The first 3 Envoy E170s have been registered as N760MQ, N761RW, and N762DT. Random. Envoy likes to name aircraft for company executives, MQ is the IATA code for Envoy, RW is Ric Wilson, VP of Flight Operations, and DT is Dee Temples, SVP of Air Operations. Why they chose to start at 760 is a myster...

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by KCaviator
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

MLIAA wrote:
The first 3 Envoy E170s have been registered as N760MQ, N761RW, and N762DT.


Random.

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by KCaviator
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

In January, and I think still, MESA is operating 5 900s on a temporary contract that could be terminated with little notice. Add to that that during 2021 AA has the right to reduce their contract by 10 of the 40 aircraft in the just signed contract with YV, a full 25%, followed by only 5 a year in ...

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by KCaviator
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13338

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

Did MCI-IND come back?

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by KCaviator
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 96
Views: 15245

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

From the Indianapolis Airport Authority press release (source: https://www.ind.com/about/media/media-releases/indy-airport-announces-new-nonstop-flight-to-austin ), IND-AUS starts once daily from September 8th, then goes double daily on October 2nd. IND will be on Republic E75s, but it'll be intere...

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by KCaviator
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59543

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

First the VTOL aircraft (to be operated by Mesa, ha...) and now this. United’s publicity stunts are getting tiresome.

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by KCaviator
Thu May 27, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta expands Cape Air partnership in BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 4272

Re: Delta expands Cape Air partnership in BOS

phatfarmlines wrote:
KCaviator wrote:
Weren’t the Delta-branded Big Sky 1900s running some of these routes back in the day?


Yes. A fun, but brief, time to see 1900s in the then-new Delta livery from 2007:



Crazy to me that the current Delta livery was on a 1900. How times have changed.

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by KCaviator
Thu May 27, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta expands Cape Air partnership in BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 4272

Re: Delta expands Cape Air partnership in BOS

Passenger booking a ticket on Delta and realizing day-of the flight is on a 175: “omg this plane is soooo small”

Passenger booking a ticket on Delta and realizing day-of the flight is on a Cessna: :shock: :eek: :o

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by KCaviator
Thu May 27, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta expands Cape Air partnership in BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 4272

Re: Delta expands Cape Air partnership in BOS

Weren’t the Delta-branded Big Sky 1900s running some of these routes back in the day?

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by KCaviator
Thu May 27, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16234

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

bpat777 wrote:
KCaviator wrote:
Would love a demographic break down of these incidents.

Care to share why and what difference it would make?


Because statistics are always beneficial for long-term solutions.

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by KCaviator
Wed May 26, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16234

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

Would love a demographic break down of these incidents.

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by KCaviator
Mon May 24, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13068

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

Back to the original topic, the fact of the matter is that the FAA didn’t warn all regionals in general. They specifically warned Envoy which indicates there is an undeniable issue with the safety culture within that airline. Wonder how much AA actually cares to make significant changes. Embarrassin...

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by KCaviator
Mon May 24, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small building with hardstands at DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 2086

Re: Small building with hardstands at DFW

Not familiar with DFW, but it sounds like you’re describing a centralized deicing facility.

EDIT: Just looked at Google maps to see what you’re talking about. Not sure what it is, but it’s not a deicing facility.

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by KCaviator
Fri May 21, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1380
Views: 247877

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

southsky wrote:
I downloaded the app and it’s quick slick. Looking forward to watching their progress


Absolutely. From a technology standpoint, they are lightyears ahead of recent failed startups. I wasn’t a huge fan until today, but I’m definitely rooting for Breeze.

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by KCaviator
Fri May 21, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1380
Views: 247877

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Also, so happy to see that BHM isn’t included after having to listen to “BhM iS tHe PeRfEcT mArKeT fOr BrEeZe” for the last few months.

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by KCaviator
Fri May 21, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1380
Views: 247877

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Say what you want, but this airline is the real deal and will be around for a long time. This rollout, including the app, is top notch.

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by KCaviator
Thu May 20, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Silver Airways getting a new livery?
Replies: 19
Views: 4515

Re: Is Silver Airways getting a new livery?

I said it before, I don’t understand why Silver isn’t in SRQ, which would match more of their premium pricing compared to TPAs. And I have heard in the past that the name Silver is after all the silver hair in the state? Lol. It made sense to change the colors as more younger people moved into the ...

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by KCaviator
Thu May 20, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13068

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

I wouldn’t say this is special to Envoy. Flying a OO flight from DEN-ELP, the pilots lined up to land on the smaller/shorter 26R runway, and came quite close to doing so before tower told them they weren’t landing on the proper runway. I pulled the recording from LiveATC just to be sure. Pilots als...

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by KCaviator
Thu May 20, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1380
Views: 247877

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Macon, Georgia? **crickets** Contour’s Macon-BWI trips have done surprisingly well, pre-COVID, with summer monthly load factors well above 90%, which means numerous sellouts. I imagine that there is a market for less-than-daily Florida service there, as well, just not for an A320. Given the populat...

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by KCaviator
Wed May 19, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13068

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

Envoy has gone off multiple runways in the last couple years, so I’m not the least bit surprised.

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by KCaviator
Mon May 17, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1380
Views: 247877

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

No way they’re going to start service to MCN. MCN is home to a large Embraer facility, which is why it’s included in their list of approved airports.

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by KCaviator
Fri May 14, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1380
Views: 247877

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I felt so bad that the Breeze discussion wasn’t on the first page where it *needs* to be, that I mused aloud whether all this talk about SDF being one of the opening stations was just all that. Talk. I have feeling many of you will be disappointed when Breeze reveals its initial network, which will...

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by KCaviator
Fri May 07, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Just recently flew a “new” 65-seat 170. I was going to take and post pictures, but honestly, besides for the new airplane smell, not much looks different. The staggered seats aren’t nearly as noticeable as I was expecting. And as previously mentioned, there are 66 physical seats, with only 65 usable...

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by KCaviator
Wed May 05, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Flight 4870
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: AA Flight 4870

To me, it only looks like there was one true go-around. The other “circle” was probably due to spacing. Currently LIFR in LGA. Nothing to see here.

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by KCaviator
Tue May 04, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7211

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

I heard about this story on the radio in Kansas City. Apparently a few of the nurses that helped out were from KC. Radio said they used shoe string to cut the umbilical cord and an Apple Watch to monitor the baby’s heart rate.

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by KCaviator
Sun May 02, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW
Replies: 9
Views: 1934

Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Good morning, Before MDW was renovated, there used to be a Chicago Cubs-themed gate/passenger waiting area when the terminal was ground-level. I remember flying out of this specific gate when I was a child. Would anyone have pictures of this gate by any chance? It would bring back great memories. Th...

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by KCaviator
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13338

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

It’s finally happening! B6 announces MCI with service to both BOS & JFK starting 2Q 2022. I’ve been waiting for this day since 2003 when B6 first publicly announced interest in servicing MCI. Congrats to all involved in making this happen. https://eturbonews.com/2993927/jetblue-airways-announce...

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by KCaviator
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13338

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

How is the new construction coming along? Can’t wait for the new look I don’t know where they’re at specifically on the timeline, but I can tell you the terminal definitely makes a statement driving up. It’s going to be absolutely beautiful with the glass jet bridges. The new terminal isn’t going t...

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by KCaviator
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

I caught N821MD this evening here at IND. Is this the first of Republic's 65-seat E170s to enter service? It looks like she was at AMA for a little over a week, and spent about three weeks on the ground at SDF before that. She flew AMA-CLT-BGR on Thursday, and has bounced around between ORD, LGA, a...

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by KCaviator
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13338

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

UA MCI-EWR down to 0 flights per day in May. This route was operated 4x daily pre-COVID. Wonder if and when it’ll recover.

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by KCaviator
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 789
Views: 101966

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

Now AA knows what a focus city is! Good luck to Delta in AUS with their non-focus city focus city :rotfl:

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by KCaviator
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Interesting... the seatmap and galley schematic that was created in the system for the config was loaded with 9F/56Y so perhaps it just hasn't been updated yet as the last row shows as 17 just like a CR7, not 20/21. I'm assuming they are going 12F in the hopes that business demand in the NE returns...

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by KCaviator
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

9F/56Y so the first five or six rows of Y will be MCE. Your information is inaccurate and incorrect. YX just released the 65-seat 170 configuration yesterday and the layout is as follows. I would assume the layout will be standard across YX and MQ, but I can only speak for the YX birds at the momen...

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by KCaviator
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Does anyone know how the 170s are going to be configured with 65 seats? Are they going to keep them at 9 F seats and just take out a row of Y seats? If so, that should make at least half of the Y cabin as MCE seating. 9F/56Y so the first five or six rows of Y will be MCE. Your information is inaccu...

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by KCaviator
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Either way, I'm a little excited that MQ is getting the 170s. Hopefully that adds some flexibility to those EMB markets where a 175 might be a little too marginal, and there aren't enough CR7s to go around. YX will also be operating 170s for AA. Almost 3x as many as MQ. Of course, but I was being s...

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Realistically, AA does not need to have three wholly owned regional airlines and two wholly owned ground handlers. AA has done wholly-owned regional consolidation before - that's how we got American Eagle Airlines (MQ) in the first place. I think that market conditions are moving such that it could...

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by KCaviator
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 789
Views: 101966

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

AUS doesn’t even have any flights to a non-hub airport. Doesn’t seem much like a focus city to me. Just like any other outstation.

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

How interesting that Envoy would hand off 6 new-build E175s to Republic then acquire 6 x 11 year old, 76 seat E170s from BA CityFlyer. Love to hear the back-story on that. I'm sure it's all scope related, but are we sure that this brings 6 MQ plus 6 YX E170s to AA? Would be good imo if true Being c...

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by KCaviator
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13338

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

I operated MCI-LGA many times for both DL and AA (before it was axed) and the flight was rarely full.

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by KCaviator
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13338

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

Delta has had LGA-MCI for a long time, would be a perfect A220 route. I see it as a 175 route. A220 is probably too large. Nah, the 220-100 is probably perfect for it. I believe it is more cost effective as well. WN was able to fill a 73G, DL should be able to fill a small mainline aircraft and its...

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by KCaviator
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 13338

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

AA/B6 adds MCI-LGA starting September 8th. Year round.

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by KCaviator
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Archer Aviation's $1 Billion order from United Airlines!
Replies: 29
Views: 5249

Re: Archer Aviation's $1 Billion order from United Airlines!

This is laughable in so many ways...

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by KCaviator
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/9/2021:AA CLT-JAC/MHH/RNO;AV to ONT;DL Ends Some RDU/CVG/MIA Focus Routes, Adds LAX-IAH/OAK;UA Cuts SMX
Replies: 63
Views: 9783

Re: OAG Changes 2/9/2021:AA CLT-JAC/MHH/RNO;AV to ONT;DL Ends RDU/CVG/MIA Focus Routes/More,Adds LAX-IAH/OAK;UA Cuts SMX

DL closing down the planned routes out of MIA might have something to do with YX closing their crew base. The majority of those routes were set to be operated by YX, but their crew base in MIA closes April 1st, with all operations set to end in the few months after. Would be very difficult to route ...

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by KCaviator
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 381
Views: 34672

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Can’t think of a more perfect replacement for Air Cargo Carriers than this.

Also, for those in the know, is this replacing the Caravan at FedEx?

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by KCaviator
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA/CRJ Grounding?
Replies: 47
Views: 7093

Re: PSA/CRJ Grounding?

How does an operator miss an inspection by SIX YEARS?! There’s no excuse for this. If PSA wasn’t on the WO chopping block before, they better be now.

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by KCaviator
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Republic apparently has 22 DL E170s and it was reported that Republic is shifting 22 jets to AA. Same jets? Or, some other combo of YX jets? Yes, same jets. YX is shifting 22 DL 170s to a 65-seat layout for AA. So losing 22 DL-colored birds but gaining 22 for AA. Net gain/loss of zero. Technically,...

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by KCaviator
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Read: Expect Republic to take over some of that E145 flying out of NYC The new (to AA) 65-seat 170s will be taking over whatever the -145 routes were. Republic apparently has 22 DL E170s and it was reported that Republic is shifting 22 jets to AA. Same jets? Or, some other combo of YX jets? Yes, sa...

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by KCaviator
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252512

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

RJET to close its Miami crew base effective April 1. With loss of MIA flying, RJET will be gaining "Northeast" flying from AA in return. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/99760-republic-airways-to-close-miami-crew-base-in-2q21 Read: Expect Republic to take over some of that E145 fly...

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by KCaviator
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally coming to Fresno!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Southwest finally coming to Fresno!!!

PSP, ORF, MTJ, and ICT are my guesses.

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