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by formeraa
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 11135

Re: Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022

Boof02671 wrote:
And DL doesn’t have a hub in RDU.


Did you read the whole thread? The OP classifies as a "Small and Developing Focus City" at the end of the original post.

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by formeraa
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 10607

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

It's not just ULCC's - quotes from the Reuters link I posted above By midafternoon Monday, Spirit Airlines canceled about 290 flights — more than one-third of its schedule — citing weather and “operational challenges.” That was after canceling one-fifth of its flights Sunday. The Florida-based disc...

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by formeraa
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 strange vibration after loading of luggage
Replies: 18
Views: 3709

Re: A220 strange vibration after loading of luggage

Haven't been on the A220 yet..... All I know is how startled people get on the CR2 when you are sitting back by the wing when the gear is deployed. Scares the crap out of unsuspecting passengers. Runner-up is the infamous barking-dog on the A320 series on the hydraulic transfer pumps. Agreed! I'm f...

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by formeraa
Sun May 02, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3054
Views: 464149

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Any idea if this is covid-motivated or if this was just a long time coming? I can only speculate - but with many search engines now including options to include baggage into pricing and displaying results, probably made sense for WN to finally make the switch (furthered by the COVID environment). I...

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by formeraa
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd diversion - AA5597 (DCA-TLH) April 23rd
Replies: 41
Views: 6351

Re: Odd diversion - AA5597 (DCA-TLH) April 23rd

I'm not a pilot, but obviously there was some sort of mechanical issue. Given a choice between DCA and IAD, they would take the longer runway at IAD every single time (assuming they could make it there). As for ground handling, it sounds like AA did the right thing. When you consider that it took AA...

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by formeraa
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1451
Views: 199296

Re: Delta Announces ANC-DTW/JFK/LAX, SLC-FAI

I'm not sure what the industry plans on filling all these new flights to Alaska with. Cruises drive most of the lower 48-Alaska volume during the summer and they are not operating this year. Agreed! Are Alaska tour companies ramping up for alot of non-cruise business this summer? I haven't seen any...

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by formeraa
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27955

Re: AA large AUS expansion

This may have been a move to blunt DL expanding at AUS but these additions are routes dominated by WN and I do believe AUS is a market where WN will defend its turf. Taking on WN in AUS is going to be a taller order than SEA or BOS where the AA/AS/B6 "love triangle" is only battling DL. W...

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by formeraa
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27955

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Seriously, Delta's been conservative during the pandemic. While AA and JetBlue have been expanding in New York/Boston, Delta really hasn't retaliated. Now AA's creating more of an Austin "focus city". This will be fun to watch. No kidding. Them and UA are just rolling over. While I genera...

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by formeraa
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3010
Views: 479078

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

There’s a lot of delusional here with all this speculation about the country’s weakest airline financially, operating in the worst international environment we’ve ever seen, out of an entirely new “hub” suddenly starting all of these incredibly expensive international flights against already entren...

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by formeraa
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 10037

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

I hope ANC didn't pay some "aviation" consulting firm a lot of money for this analysis. One thing is clear: most passengers prefer a nonstop flight. Most won't connect through ANC, if a competitively priced nonstop is available. Why add 2-3 hours to your trip> The mileage may be similar, b...

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by formeraa
Sun May 31, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6448

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.

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by formeraa
Sun May 17, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

The main problem with PHX-HNL was not the market, but rather the aircraft size. With their traffic flows at PHX, the 747 was simply too large. And NGO was not the correct continuing route. If they could have done NRT or SYD, HP would have had a fighting chance possibly flying a DC10 or L011.

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by formeraa
Sat May 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18804

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

ill never understand why, within the U.S. when a tag is added, people cant buy just the tag? How does that hurt anyone, it only helps and I for one have been asking for Intra-state Florida services to be expanded so we don't have to drive the killer roads forever. I would certainly book SRQ-MCO, I ...

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by formeraa
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

FYI it was said on here at the time of posting that Super Shuttle was no longer going to serve PHX that they were actually going out of business...but their website is still active. It appears they are still in operation, albeit with a SIGNIFICANTLY shorter list of cities served, LAS being one whic...

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by formeraa
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9876

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

A couple of notes: 1. HA did in fact fly ONT-HNL some years back. I was at terminal 4 at ONT and saw their gate. It apparently didn't work out well in the 763 days. Perhaps the 321neo would work better? 2. As for profitability of Hawaii operations, WN may well be applying different criteria from the...

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by formeraa
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 336229

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

In the late 80’s, in America West. Japan would have worked had they served NRT and our loyal hometown airline fought hard against the government to get PHX citizens SYD service also. Oh...flights from 30 years ago that performed so poorly that they helped drive the airline to bankruptcy where they ...

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by formeraa
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 163154

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Predictions for 2020. If the MAX grounding is lifted. Nothing major for the current summer time schedule out for sale. AUG I can see the ETOPS process start for the MAX8 and MAX7. Fall and Winter schedule new cities. International we will finally see the delayed since the hurricane damages SXM. Wit...

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by formeraa
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 132568

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Just as an update to SuperShuttle discontinuing van shuttle service to/from PHX Airport... The van drivers are trying to resurrect the service on their own...called "The Original Blue Van Shuttle" or something similar. They are targeting to start by Feb 1. I hope this works out...Uber/Lyft...

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by formeraa
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 8659

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

Who the hell wants to arr LAS at 4:30am?? Yes, or depart at 6:30am. Brutal times if you ask me. Who the heck wants to leave LAS att 1:30am, yet HA has successfully run this flight time for years and years? America West (later US Airways) used to run a "night hub" in LAS, with arrivals and...

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by formeraa
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 21061

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

But, most of all, the FAA need to bring back in-house the vast majority of authorisations it signed over to Boeing. The problem is that the FAA, and other regulators, no longer have the budget & experienced manpower to do so. That's why they have outsourced certification testing to the manufact...

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by formeraa
Sun May 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 6485

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

The A320neo would be a perfect replacement for the MD88 and fit right between the A220-300 and the 737-900.

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by formeraa
Sat May 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 25004

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Frankly, I don't really care about seatback IFE. I think Dougie had a point at the time. What bothers me is that he doesn't seem to have a coherent plan to run AA. It is literally directionless with little brand differentiation -- a sad shell of its past glory. Hey Dougie, why don't you *NOT* instal...

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by formeraa
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TPA
Replies: 104
Views: 16614

Re: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TP

Aaaaahh, e’s OAG thread :D Thanks e. Where are all their slots going? **AA JFK-SAN JUN 1.8>0.2[1.8] JUL 2>0[3] AUG 2>0.8[3] **AA JFK-SEA JUN 1.7>0.1[1.8] JUL 2>0.0[3] AUG 1.9>0.7[3] Wasn’t it established that JFK cuts were mainly runway construction? AA has cut drastically. Runway construction is j...

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by formeraa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5828

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

Mainline to PAE will happen eventually. It HAS to eventually but isn't the airport terminal / boarding area too small to have mainline aircraft? (Can't fit all the passengers in the boarding area) WN initially had plans to fly out of PAE, so I assume it can. PAE has very limited slots right now. I ...

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by formeraa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 147671

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

jbpdx wrote:


Plenty of unserved routes for the picking.


Right, but they are not necessarily PROFITABLE routes! There is likely a good reason why they are UNSERVED. :)

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by formeraa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time
Replies: 33
Views: 3257

Re: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time

Surprised to hear PHX the best US airport. Flew there last spring to YVR and the Canadian-bound flights are all crammed into a gate area that is far too small for the demand (an AC 767 plus a few WS 737's all leaving at once). Not enough seats, people were all sitting all over the floor, crammed sh...

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by formeraa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 10492

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Anyone know the background why HP set up LAS and PHX as its hubs despite the geo closeness? The LAS hub was set up as a 'back of the clock' operation, when the aircraft would otherwise be idle. Las Vegas being a 24-hour city made it viable. While there were some daytime flights, the majority of the...

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by formeraa
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG/STS
Replies: 85
Views: 12862

Re: OAG Changes 8/26/2019:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG

WOW, they dropped PHL-FRA. Not on aa.com either. **AA FRA-PHL APR 0.9>0[0.8] MAY 1.0>0[1.0] Wow, also gone... **AA MUC-PHL APR 1.0>0[0.8] MAY 1.0>0[1.0] I get that these are *A hubs, but amazing they are flying deep into Europe into markets like Bologna and yet can't make a first tier market like F...

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by formeraa
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108706

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The PHX flight will be in a W rotation with RDU from what I see City Departure Arrival Aircraft Flight # RDU 5:55PM LHR 6:35AM B772 174 LHR 9:30AM PHX 12:30PM B772 195 PHX 3:00PM LHR 9:20AM B772 194 LHR 10:30AM RDU1:55PM B772 173 70 minutes is less than minimum AA ground time in LHR for a 777. LHR ...

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by formeraa
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 13241

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

And, of course, Boeing learned from the Comet errors. Therefore, we must give recognition where it is due. I just marvel at how jets have literally brought the world together. I remember flying a Pan Am 707 to Hawaii when I was young and it was exciting for a 5 year old in the late 60's! And I worke...

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by formeraa
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 13599

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

Has it occurred to anyone here that it depends on WHERE you live in the US. In the South, schools tend to start earlier (some kids in Arizona went back in late July). In the Northern tier (Northwest, Midwest, and Northeast), schools tend to start closer to Labor Day. It all depends on where you live...

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by formeraa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 48
Views: 11295

Re: AA and the A321NEO

The A321new will have to fly domestically BEFORE it is used for ETOPS at AA. But, as AA321T clarified, PHX-Hawaii will be a top priority once the A321neo is approved/ready for ETOPS flying.

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by formeraa
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The water crisis in Cape Town
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: The water crisis in Cape Town

This article suggests the problem is beyond Cape Town, part of a broader drought in the region, urbanization, stolen water access, pollution and other factors: https://thewaterproject.org/water-crisis/water-in-crisis-south-africa If you listen to my South African mate it's also caused by corruption...

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by formeraa
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 8676

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s. Yes, it was absolutely done with the 757. I've boarded through L2 on a number of occasions. The usage of L2 depends on airline, gate, and airport configurations. For example, AA's 757 have 2 seat...

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by formeraa
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 54
Views: 9229

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

in 1988 one great merger that would have given Pan AM Asian routes again was merging with Northwest. Sadly it didn't happen. NW and PA would have established a strong Atlantic and Pacific airline. I visited the NW HDQ building at that time and they had a combined map of NW and PA routes. The NW HDQ...

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by formeraa
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 6367

Re: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?

Out of SEA, we got the beloved UA DC8 Stretch frequently. I flew them on such routes as SEA-ORD, SEA-DEN, BOS-DEN, SEA-JFK, and so forth. At one point, the DC8 was the workhorse of the West Coast to Hawaii flights (other than at LAX and SFO where is was primarily DC10s).

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by formeraa
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 21344

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

And as discussed many times here, losing out on the bidding for VX , and their inability to make any inroads in the mid-West, pretty much has doomed any hopes for becoming a national network carrier. They should change their name to Eastern. Right after AS changes their name to Western. Does this m...

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by formeraa
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 5257

Re: When will SAT have its day?

It's all about economics and demographics! The populations is one of the most Hispanic skewing populations of any metro area in the US, primarily tied to Mexico...thus the flights to Mexico. From an economic perspective, SAT is not a higher-income area - so income for leisure trips is limited. And i...

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by formeraa
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10698

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

In the 1980s, AirCal had the San Jose hub. AA first started building a hub on the back of that acquisition in the 1980s. Then shut it down. Then in the 1990s, AA bought Reno Air and briefly had a hub/ presence in San Jose again through 2001/2002. Then shut it down again. AA had it twice. Actually, ...

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by formeraa
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 18572

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

I'm very partial to Boeing and grew up a mile from the Renton Boeing plant. However, I love the Giants-branded A321 -- Boeing made a huge mistake by not anticipating the need for a 757-sized jet right now. Yes, the ever-stretched 737 MAX may come close, but the A321 actually feels more comfortable w...

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by formeraa
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 19501

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

More reason for DL to pick up service form the one they have. I used to fly Pan Am LAX-MIA on 747 at 1pm, daily service. So sad AA has invested in these terrible narrow-bodies. AA is no PA!. Never was, never will be my friends. Wow...just wow! Where exactly is Pan Am today? Oh, that's right, they w...

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by formeraa
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 225
Views: 40820

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

At most airlines flying routes in/out of restricted airports, the rule HAS to be that flights to LGB/SNA/HPN ALWAYS leave on time. Often, it invovles swapping aircraft. One time, WN "stole" our airplane to send it to SNA to get there before the curfew. My flight to SEA ended being delayed ...

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