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by OzarkD9S
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 28
Views: 5417

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

https://onemileatatime.com/air-belgium- ... ss-review/

25 pax!
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Not surprising if this was any indication of their traffic levels:

https://onemileatatime.com/air-belgium- ... ss-review/

25 pax!

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79256

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I would tend to agree with you except for one aspect. According to their website, EI serves 47 destinations from DUB. BA serves 159 from LHR. This is counting the destinations that would make sense to fly to as a connection. I would be more than happy with EI but would prefer BA from a flexibility ...

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79256

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

And aer lingus would be on a narrow body and would end up just being a connection point like KEF When WOW announced their STL service quite a few people at my company asked me about them as I am "The Travel Guy" at least when it comes to flying. Interestingly enough, it wasn't London, Par...

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10947

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

It is crisp and clean, but maybe the dots could have been in bright colors. It would pop it a bit without being too garish. And I agree with larger titles in the front. It certainly isn't the worst refresh in airline history.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 6783

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

chunhimlai wrote:

DC-9 MAX


Or DC-9 MINUS, as the case may be.

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA livery if they were around today?
Replies: 28
Views: 2857

Re: TWA livery if they were around today?

It would be their last one, with a tweak or two. The last one was beautiful

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5178

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

I for one am sick of these "AA is Nothing in NYC" threads. Look, they are #2 at LGA, #3 at JFK and whatever at EWR. Their total coverage in the NYC market is competitive. Not optimal, but competitive. JFK and T8 give AA a "decent" bit of prime market share. So they dumped a LOT o...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6672

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Then how come Delta and American ordered the MD-11 instead? If the MD-11 had met its performance goals, it would have been a great long haul aircraft for those airlines that needed range but without the capacity of the 744. MD-11 had a promising future but by the time the shortcomings were addresse...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21407

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

william wrote:

Don’t overlook Boeing as a suitor. Imagine the Boeing sales team pushing the CS.


Just like they did the 717? Not holding my breath....

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 6041

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

The 739 has some runway issues that would preclude operations at many of WN's stations. Wouldn't be very flexible and is probably a non-starter for them.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16590

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

iahcsr wrote:

UnitedBlue anyone? My completely uneducated take on this is UA will lose one competitor and gain a good number of relatively new Airbus NBs Plus lots of junior level pilots.


In this long shot case it would be more like U-Blue. Take it anyway you like.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 50
Views: 10409

Re: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released

So WN loses another 7 slots next year? No wonder they wanted to get into LGB.

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 12289

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

Apparently, the next 2 321 NEO's coming online are scheduled for a different paint job (one is the ball teams plane, the other is going to be done in the "More To Love" scheme) and future deliveries will be Alaska livery. Those will be the first, but I think the majority of repainting wil...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 12289

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

Wow! It's crazy to actually see all the VX routes under the AS designation. Next thing you know Chester will be on the back of an A321 NEO! Weird!! Thanks for compiling this list! I, like others, really enjoy digging through all this fun information! Speaking of which and totally off topic: Has AS ...

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 64049

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

The last two times I flew into STL on UA we had to wait for a gate. On UA. In STL! The last one was a 20 minute wait by the Air National Guard ramp. Another gate would surely help UA here.

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35313

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

AM may have a role to play to, AM takes the order and "leases" them to DL for $1 per month, NAFTA and all.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7302

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

Hopefully the powers that be in Berlin/Germany will realize there is room for both, with some perimeter rules regarding TXL once BER is up and running. Maybe a LGA/JFK kind of thing.

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

Re: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX

Nah. Never worked. Even for airlines more established at LGA. Delta tried California and so did ATA. Delta also tried SLC. All LGA Sat only services. All failed. Actually, Delta has done LGA - BZN on Saturdays for several years in the summer and it is scheduled to return next summer. Must be workin...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 11137

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

A basic fact is the farther away from the hub a market is, the larger it needs to be for a profitable mix of O&D/Connecting traffic. generally speaking. There are of course many exceptions. Some routes to smaller cities rely on connections almost exclusively via their connected hub(s). And that ...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines to expand AKL service
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: Hawaiian Airlines to expand AKL service

NichCage wrote:

What market does this flight serve, the Hawaii-NZ market, or connections to the USA beyond Hawaii?


Both, with the emphasis on NZ-Hawaii.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 4317

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

Nope, still outside the perimeter, preclearence or not. With preclearance, they could operate on Saturdays. Whether that is/would be worthwhile at that frequency is a different question. I always forget about that Saturday exception probably because its essentially worthless outside of a few leisur...

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 4317

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

Nope, still outside the perimeter, preclearence or not.

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Re: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?

MEM was one of the smallest hubs - both demographically and economically - in the U.S. The fact that MEM was even a hub at all was, in and of itself, somewhat of an anachronism of a bygone era. The reality is that on September 12, 2001, the U.S. had too many network airline hubs. It took the better...

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27942

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

No pilot shortage if they buy AZ. :duck:

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17482

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Meh. Would love to see Chester in an orange/yellow/red/black scheme on the tail. This is almost as boring as baseball itself. :box:

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9649

Re: Alaska new livery update

I like the refresh. More color is rarely a bad thing and this one is spot on.

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab

If you axe the North Field runways, OAK is a smaller mirror of LGW when the runway needs a rehab. Will the European flights have a problem departing nonstop or will they top up at SMF or someplace?

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170041

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

I think that IAG would be an awesome option to proceed with a "good airline" AZ. IAG did a good job with IB. IAG doesn't need another hub on the edge of Europe. When oneworld lost Malev they lost their best hub in Central Europe, not that it was a major one. If I were IAG (and of course I...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 64049

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

IND gets a CVG flight with, lo and behold, effective intergovernmental collaboration! If (and I admit this is an if) STL doesn't have LH or BA up its sleeve here it should be embarrassed about the WOW flight. More small time thinking. I'm sure you meant CDG. Paris never did that well from STL even ...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 9492

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

So disheartening to see another ULCC popping up, especially since I was really quite fond of this airline. The CEO is not from Minnesota so its unlikely that he is aware of the hometown enthusiasm that Sun Country commands there. I think it's a mistake to break down that loyalty and the loss and mi...

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 27694

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Its too bad WN cant work out some sort of FF deal with HA for rewards to Hawaii. Would let them focus on other things. But egos still count for something in the airline game.

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by OzarkD9S
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switzerland grant fifth freedom for EK to Mexico
Replies: 35
Views: 4520

Re: Swiss grant fifth freedom for EK to Mexico

Kudos to the Swiss. Never gonna give up ZRH as LX would throw a fit and for good reason. Ex-GVA? Here ya go! It's what Japan should do with SE Asian carriers wanting 5th freedom ex-Tokyo. Hell no...how about FUK or NGO? You got it! Many other examples I could name...as could we all.

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by OzarkD9S
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AS unify their Horizon and Skywest routes under an "Alaska Express" branding?
Replies: 16
Views: 2903

Re: Why doesn't AS unify their Horizon and Skywest routes under an "Alaska Express" branding?

American, United, Delta pilot scope agreements require the "express" branding...Alaska pilots do not have such scope language allowing "Alaska" flights on non-mainline metal. The FAA/DOT is whom requires the "operated by" language. AA might have a problem with the &quo...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ORD
Replies: 30
Views: 4182

Re: The Future of ORD

Looks to me like the "revised (?)" T2 rebuild would benefit UA and DL with T3 staying much the same. I can't see AA signing on to that.

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canada's airports runways aren't long enough
Replies: 16
Views: 3931

Re: Canada's airports runways aren't long enough

Whatever shall they do with YTZ? :stirthepot:

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38542

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I had forgotten today was the day for WN schedule extension. What a surprise for us STL folks...SJC and SMF. Kind of surprised they didn't balance a bit with an eastern add (BDL/RIC/ORF) or something but frequencies out of STL tend to be heavier eastbound anyway. Personally I have no reason to visit...

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by OzarkD9S
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Diego Comic Con 2017-Freeks and Geeks?
Replies: 12
Views: 3556

Re: San Diego Comic Con 2017-Freeks and Geeks?

Looks like a great trip, and yes that was DSM...Thanks for the awesome TR!

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by OzarkD9S
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14451

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Interestingly enough does anyone (Norwegian maybe) market FLL as Ft Lauderdale/Miami? Back in the day most airline timetables listed Miami/Ft Lauderdale with an M or an F denoting which airport you were actually flying into/from.

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 27199

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

Maybe SY will be the airline to do something with GYY. Its in the neighborhood more or less and a few Florida/Vegas routes plus a connection to the MSP operation would be a good way to test the waters. At least its a an unserved market near a major metro area.

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2655

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects: Any Info?

TVNWZ wrote:

Flew these birds several times with TWX. Lawn darts.


Apparently the TWA rampers in STL called them "death tubes". My Mom flew STL-DEC-STL on them once and on approach to DEC they had to turn around because there was a deer on the runway. Fun!

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162828

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

It saddens me to hear this but it didn't take a clairvoyant to see this coming. I remember seeing the Air Berlin USA ticket counter in Orlando in the late 70's when TWA, Ozark and AB were operating from a temporary hanger/terminal on the west side of MCO before the new terminal complex was built. MC...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL
Replies: 62
Views: 11381

Re: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL

WN BWI-BOS OCT 10>9 WN BWI-MHT OCT 8>7 WN BWI-PVD OCT 9>8 Near term cuts are not real common for WN and to see 3 come from a connection of the same metro areas is especially surprising. If they are short a plane, why wouldn't it be spread out more? It as right after the 733 retirements and there ar...

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QFA ever serve ORD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Will QFA ever serve ORD?

What about a one-stop via SAN with the plane operated by AA SAN-ORD-SAN? :stirthepot:

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by OzarkD9S
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14716

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

There was talk way back when of an airport to serve Peoria, Bloomington/Normal and Springfield Illinois to be built around Lincoln, Illinois. Of course, nothing came of it.

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15302

Re: Midwest Express 2017

God Bless 'Em For Trying I guess. Times have changed. To me the biggest mistake YX made was when they split the fleet into Signature seating for the 717's and Saver seating for the MD-80's. It reminded me of the Continental/Continental Lite fiasco blurring the brand. In hindsight, making both models...

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by OzarkD9S
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4575

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Here's mine:
HOU/IAH/DAL/MKE/ICT/EWR/PIT/MIA/LAX/OAK/SLC/CLT

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's A319 Legroom?
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: AA's A319 Legroom?

Including the LUS A319s? or are those all gone? I've only been upfront on the AA/(L)US A319s, so I can't speak about what its like in back. I did like the smaller F cabin. Can you try to purchase a Main Cabin Extra seat? The tickets are bought and paid for but I might upgrade on the longer legs (ST...

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by OzarkD9S
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's A319 Legroom?
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: AA's A319 Legroom?

Antarius wrote:

Its a little tight. 30inch seat pitch. Although at 5'11", you should fit ok (albeit not with tons of room)

The nice thing about the aircraft is each seat has IFE, so you can easily kill time there.


Good to know, thanks Antarius! :smile:

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