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by CarlosSi
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 16687

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

Eagle Lake is in there :P (ELA).

Also DRO, NAP (that’s for Naples right?). BOS is obvious. TPA, CMH...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane is more of an underdog- L1011 or MD-11?
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Which plane is more of an underdog- L1011 or MD-11?

Well... I've never even seen a parked L1011 ever. Closest one I'm aware of is in Kansas City.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 60
Views: 3200

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

If I’m not mistaken he said “in 2 weeks”. It’s been past 2 weeks... he’s been saying that for years.
tl;dr, quote me if he’s actually signing something /now/

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?
Replies: 47
Views: 8466

Re: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?

My gosh.

This plane is a large private jet.... so much room for themselves for a lot of people.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11383

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

IMO there should always be a backup pilot in the cockpit for the same reason we will likely always have two engines as the fewest amount of engines on part 121.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 25
Views: 1285

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

What's this "excuse only" crap?! Hell yeah there's an excuse for anybody to vote by mail. Actually looks like those are normal rules for MIV. Anybody should be able to use the excuse "prevent spread of COVID". Assuming many are going to be doing that now, I don't know if there's ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piper PA-32 Fatal Crash in Utah Neighborhood, 25 July 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 6980

Re: Piper PA-32 Fatal Crash in Utah Neighborhood, 25 July 2020

Rest in peace. I have to say it's worse when people on the ground at home have to be injured or killed this way; home is supposed to be safest place for anyone (usually). They didn't choose to fly in the airplane, but in a way they were forced to do so... Priority of safety to me: the pilot, pilot p...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16370

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I don’t m ow if it’s just me, but I feel like often my personal device gets fried using WiFi or streaming like that.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3266

Re: John Wayne Airport (SNA) to be renamed.

Lol I thought he hated the airport, so I heard.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24659

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I'd love to know the historical data too, CarlosSi. I doubt it's the same as 2005, because 47,781 is a very low number. I would think that's more like 1995 or even 1990...at least, during the old AUS (Mueller Field, before the move to the current Bergstrom) days? That's only speculation on my part,...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24659

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

April 2020 stats came out last week, and it's pretty bad: 96.6% below April 2019. http://www.austintexas.gov/news/april-2020-passenger-cargo-traffic-austin-bergstrom I know the actual data is out there, but I'm guessing this is the equivalent of 2005 traffic if you bring the plots down incrementally?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17597

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

The alternative is likely to be paved runways. Yeah but that’s boring :) . MD80s are kind of bigger compared to the 732s though. I doubt any of those airlines are going to want MD80s though, even though they’ve just been retired en masse these past couple of years... There will always be some sort ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3288

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

I nominate LGA for being inconvenient. Despite the airport being very close to the city, the transport links are terrible. Transport by car: The Grand Central Parkway is the major road for LGA. The traffic congestion on the road is almost 24/7. It's not a dedicated route that goes exclusively to th...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3288

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

Narita from Tokyo seems a pretty long way.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2308

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

Southwest still does.... 32 and sometimes 33 IIRC. Seats might be a bit thinner, but still.

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 31, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10142

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

So much for flying on one ever. DFW-EGE was as close to a chance I had if I had to go skiing (fare was pretty high because of time of year so I went with a different route.... and extra trip, which I didn't regret).

AA319s and 32Ns are the way to go now. Wouldn't mind flying on either.

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 28, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24320

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

If true, wise. How much would QR subsidize DL? This is getting so complicated! Only in a global shutdown would this even be plausible. Seriously, what does it say about the state of aviation that we can seriously discuss DL forfeiting $62M and then cheaply taking over QR A350 orders and saving DL c...

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 27, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Furlough > Flowback?
Replies: 21
Views: 3916

Re: AA Furlough > Flowback?

I guess something you could debate is whether there /should/ be flowback. I’d say no, especially with a furlough this big (or rather, with a drastic cut in flying this big). You’d probably drain everyone flying at the regionals now with everyone at the majors downgrading. I’d say there would be a lo...

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 17, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8988

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

I’m aware of the 2000-foot lateral radius when flying over populated areas. I’m guessing this radius is larger sometimes?

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 17, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14282

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

It’s the big twin! The largest of the twinjets and always has been. Iconic triple landing gear, engines the size of a 737 fuselage (the GE90s at least), longest range airliner for a while (77L), great freighter. It’s done a lot for us. Proudfully it’s my birth-plane (I’m from 1994). Hope to fly on i...

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by CarlosSi
Sat May 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6858

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

FedEx fly's a 757 from TIJ-SAN five days a week. Takes about 10 minutes. I can watch the whole flight from my house. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX69/history/20200516/0008Z/MMTJ/KSAN Ahahahah, that’s hilarious. Flight wouldn’t make much sense if it wasn’t for the catching the leg to DFW pa...

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde ever fly TPAC?
Replies: 17
Views: 4404

Re: Did the Concorde ever fly TPAC?

I’d like to know the routing of the Concorde to Hong Kong from Paris. I once did on my home simulator Paris-Moscow (?) subsonic (that was hard) and then towards... Chengdu I believe at supersonic (it’s a lot of unpopulated land), then to Hong Kong.

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 03, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3829

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

Look, guns are here to stay in America, and as a “gun control supporter”, there are concessions I may make to those for more lax gun-laws (keeping AR15s, allowing more public-carry in general), but what drives me nuts is that the NRA and many others aren’t willing to make *ANY* concessions at all. C...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8450

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

SAT-MTY, Aerolitoral (AM Connect). This was actually my first flight ever. Flew it on a Saab 340.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24659

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

We all knew AUS was eventually going to drop or slow down growth wise, but not like this! In fact, it's not even growth at this point.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182364

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Well that’s tragic. Was hoping to ride on one within retirement to Vail or something. Guess that’s not happening no more.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ex US Air 757-200s
Replies: 17
Views: 2679

Re: Ex US Air 757-200s

All the remaining LUS 757s are in Phoenix primarily flying to Hawaii. No other aircraft of the same size except for the a321 NEO is currently capable of doing this. I think they’ll begin retirement and get replaced by the neo within the next year or two. As far as international use goes, they may h...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8056

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

How'd they bid the -200 at CO? Same category as the 757 or rolled into the 764 category? At Continental the 757-200/300 and 767-200/400 were all flown with one pilot group, as the common type allowed When the 764 arrived we did a differences course and three take offs and landings in either the act...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14698

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

Location wise, Gillespie and Oceanside/Palomar seem ideal locations for a reliever airport, but they both seem pretty crowded inside and out. Unless such reliever airport has a really big benefit to it (convenience to a significant amount of people and with enough frequencies still present), I don’t...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2553

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

Pretty much just hoping I can decide to leave my job sooner than later if I can get the funds sooner. Not always fond of it..

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by CarlosSi
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 38921

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Saw a couple of them in SAT actually. Was a nice surprise.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3315

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Dang man.

Only Mexicana. I never really flew very much until 10 years ago. (Mexicana ride was in 2007).

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by CarlosSi
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?
Replies: 18
Views: 1759

Re: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?

Ahahah, I feel like Banko was just trolling y’all; that was his only post ever and hasn’t shown up since! As if he saw this thread and created the account just for that.

Guess nobody is really sure when the travel benefit was introduced.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ex US Air 757-200s
Replies: 17
Views: 2679

Re: Ex US Air 757-200s

All the remaining LUS 757s are in Phoenix primarily flying to Hawaii. No other aircraft of the same size except for the a321 NEO is currently capable of doing this. I think they’ll begin retirement and get replaced by the neo within the next year or two. As far as international use goes, they may ha...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

This is a really oddball announcement. Like I had to look twice; AA, international gateway, Seattle, .... Bangalore?

No complaints, they’ve always had a bit of a hole in the Northwest, this will help a little and also boost themselves outside of their usual hubs.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40606

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Maybe those ERJ-145s were really dirt cheap. Or maybe they need them for longer ranged missions? I think they are going for comfort and a little more stowage space while allowing Part 135's 30 seat limit. It more about business than Regional. Without first those seats could be up to 48" I talk...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16284

Re: Time for a 787NG

Why would they need it or any airline want it? 787 current gens aren’t even close to be called “aging”. Most aren’t even 10 years old. The only thing they should be working on is an FSA, but that should come after the MAX issue is resolved. Inb4 quality of a.net gone downhill, experts used to come h...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147556

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Pardon my silly question, but from the graphic of the 767 sporting GenX engines, and the thinking that Boeing would only do this for cargo..why windows? I would think that not having holes in the fuselage would make the tube stronger. Unless the missing metal weighs less.. This is one of few ideas ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2674

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

If I can’t recognize a livery from far away or can distinguish it from others, that’s usually not a good sign. Unfortunately eventually all liveries will be all-white with some color.... lame.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?
Replies: 32
Views: 5480

Re: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?

Easily just use a 73G (-700). It’s not that big of a down gauge and they could add less-than-weekly frequencies to compensate for the seat amounts.

Long live the 757.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26604

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

An a220-900? See the 737 Max... The -500 should be as far as it should go. Maybe the -700, but I wouldn’t try to package range and payload all in one at that point, unless your power plant resembles the PW2000...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16398

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

Not bad at all, but I’m more upset that they went with the “globalized” titles than keeping it Russian. Same with Eva Air. Just made them feel more like a foreign carrier, making it feel diverse seeing them away from base. It’s Russian on the other side, just like on the now old livery. Here is an ...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16398

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

Not bad at all, but I’m more upset that they went with the “globalized” titles than keeping it Russian. Same with Eva Air. Just made them feel more like a foreign carrier, making it feel diverse seeing them away from base.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24659

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Better take the opportunity to book a flight this summer... those fares are very great for travelers.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28748

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

And I'm waiting for a tuna sandwich from Burger King.

An NSA with 757 specs (range and capacity at least) alongside a 767NG combo and there you have it. NMA would've been great if it weren't for the max fiasco (and more).

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11624

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

A little bit of wind shear isn't the end of the world ;) . Just fly a tad faster then really slam on those brakes on touchdown if normal braking would use too much runway, right?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24659

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fares to Europe are very low this summer... as low as $400 in some cases, round trip.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAST 757 flights DCA-ATL-DCA ON DL
Replies: 18
Views: 5021

Re: LAST 757 flights DCA-ATL-DCA ON DL

Haven’t flown Delta, but I would assume the a321s have a better product than the 75Ds (not sure how the 75S product compares). Would make sense to send them on routes like DCA. High-yielding? I do miss the days we got 757s regularly at AUS. They were all we got at one point until the fall/summer of ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169834

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

The e135s are all out of service right? Our very reliable friend FlightAware says there are some flying sometimes.

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