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by FoxtrotSierra
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AC 77L painted in new livery
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

First AC 77L painted in new livery

Have a look:

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 43
Views: 12260

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

voxkel wrote:
Still surprised EK can operate A380 instead of 77W, given no other ME3 operates there. I thought 77W downgrade was inevitable.


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by FoxtrotSierra
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 7095

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

Can we reply with the worst (or the ones that should know better?) I'm looking at you ORD.... Yeah, left that one out on purpose :duck: You would think that being one of the biggest (and coldest) airports in the country, they’d get their shit together, but it is complete chaos anytime I fly through...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 7095

Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

Haven't seen this topic posted anywhere so I thought I'd ask. What airports excel in snowy conditions due to the combination of airport layout, deicing capability, and just plain efficiency from an ops perspective? For obvious reasons, ATL, DFW, LAX are irrelevant here, this concerns major airports ...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 @ LAX
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

Re: Delta 747 @ LAX

DL is actually "burning cycles" on the remaining B744 as they wind-down scheduled, revenue passenger flights as well as keeping crews active with disproportionately more military and sports charters on the fleet than usual in its final weeks. In past some of these would go the B763, A330,...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Which runways would've been long enough for the Shuttle?
Replies: 12
Views: 3898

Which runways would've been long enough for the Shuttle?

Besides JFK and DEN which are well known as having runways that are never used at full length, were there any other airports with runways long enough?

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 15284

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I agree with most of your post. However, Delta was never destined to be #2 at DFW. Delta's original route was Atlanta-Dallas, and Dallas became a small hub for them in 1961 when they were awarded routes from Dallas to LAS, SAN, LAX, and SFO, with Dallas-Phoenix awarded in 1969. In the late 1970s, D...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS flying the A346 to SEA for the next few weeks
Replies: 7
Views: 2923

VS flying the A346 to SEA for the next few weeks

https://www.facebook.com/seatacairport/ ... =3&theater
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This probably has something to do with the 787 engine situation, but I'm sure passengers will enjoy the upgrade!

https://www.facebook.com/seatacairport/ ... =3&theater

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 15284

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

There is a key difference though in DL dehubbing at DFW vs AA hypothetically dehubbing ORD. To the east, DL already has significant operations at ATL obviously, but they also have significant operations at SLC and LAX to the west. If AA dehubbed ORD, they have PHL to the east, but to the west? Noth...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 7180

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

PM AA was kind of boring to me. They were due for a refresh before they went into bankruptcy in my opinion. Fares were of course pretty high, at least compared to other airlines when I shopped fares. The new merged brand is not as good as the old AA either. More can be done to better the customer e...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 15284

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

The problem with AA is that it will never "dehub" ORD per say, but if AA doesn't commit it's attention and DP decides to just let it continue as it always has, UA will gradually gain a stronger foothold in the market, and slowly but surely make AA irrelevant, especially with Kirby at the ...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 15284

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

It could be argued that having a one airline market is better than the alternatives. A good case study for this is LAX. None of the US network carriers (US3) is that much stronger than the others. While they are busy squabbling for market share among themselves International carriers continue to sw...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 15284

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

The problem with AA is that it will never "dehub" ORD per say, but if AA doesn't commit it's attention and DP decides to just let it continue as it always has, UA will gradually gain a stronger foothold in the market, and slowly but surely make AA irrelevant, especially with Kirby at the h...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 17389

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Why is it relevant that this passenger was Jewish? I assume there would have been no issue had the passenger held a German passport. Actually, the passenger had either an Israeli stamp on his passport, or was an Israeli passport holder. Israel has no bilateral relations with any country in the Leva...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is PEK-CAN the only domestic A380 route?
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Is PEK-CAN the only domestic A380 route?

I believe LH and QF are the only other A380 operators with a second A380 hub (MUC/MEL) but I don’t know if either of those have domestic A380’s between their hubs.

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by FoxtrotSierra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 11006

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

Is it going to be a 772 or 787?

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by FoxtrotSierra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 9275

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BpDoaH8Hcs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLiZCkVQwqk Its safe to say that the FAA rather not have planes takeoff or land this close together even in VFR conditions. Huh? Parallel landings happen all the time there. And the one video shows one of them. It may be a ...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 7180

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

AA premerger was bankrupt. AA postmerger is profitable. I would make the argument that the US leadership has been great for the success of the airline. So were DL and UA. Both are profitable now, it's a zero sum game. The economic situation of DL, UA, and AA before and after the merger is basically...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 9275

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

It may be a flawed design, but where else are you going to go if you want to experience a parallel landing! :D

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by FoxtrotSierra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 7180

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

There is some truth to this, but the reality is, bad management can ruin anything. I'm not a DL fanboy or UA basher by any stretch of the imagination, but anyone that has been in this industry for more than a few years knows that DL under Anderson worked out remarkably well and UA under Smisek was a...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 143
Views: 42359

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

This is yet another sign of one of two things:

1. EY is in deep shit
2. EY is finally making sensible decisions

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by FoxtrotSierra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 15284

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

ORD would probably have a much greater level of Int'l service from UA than it currently does with AA to compete with. While great for the customer, the reality is that having two mega carriers dilutes yields and basically splits any route into two and results in an almost inevitable tit for tat situ...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4409

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

Is this a foretelling of Amazon HQ2 coming to the PIT region? My guess is the area could use that sort of economic shot in the arm... It could be another clue. City officials have had quite a bit of swagger dropping hints lately. No There have been like 10 cities listed as top contenders. And AS is...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW F: State of affairs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2975

Re: DFW F: State of affairs?

Oh fun! I like project manager hats! I would begin construction concurrently on a central terminal building in the median on the south side as well as construction of the East-west aligned concourse where terminal F would have been. As an amendment to the idea presented above, I would build a sweep...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 124
Views: 30846

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

It takes a lot, but this really makes EK look like child's play :shock:

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by FoxtrotSierra
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12876

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Looks like DL is charging its own employees to fly on one of these farewell flights. At a discount and all proceeds go to charity. United didn't do that. United had a bidding process but didn't charge. Thoughts on this? Honestly, I think it's crap. Not just charging employees, but the way in which ...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Country policies/laws that benefit their local airline(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Country policies/laws that benefit their local airline(s)

Probably Dubai takes the cake. Every regulation is tailored to suit Emirates. No labor protection laws, lax aviation regulator, zero % financing from regional neighbors, city leaders constantly scouring for liberal BASAs, and undisclosed arm length transactions to name a few. Yup, and that's why EK...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12876

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

You need to be logged into Delta.com to see the bidding. Here is the direct link, https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/skymiles-experiences.html No, you don't need to be logged in, and that's the wrong link. http://www.skymilesexperiences.com/iSynApp/allAuction.action?sid=1101601&rc...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW F: State of affairs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2975

Re: DFW F: State of affairs?

There's a big mess involved with the whole thing. First of all, American and the airport are at odds. It was discussed here recently that new AA wants DFW to demolish the whole terminal complex, and rebuild in a more efficient design, some sort of mash up of DEN, IAH (future linear IAH, not past ho...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12876

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Just got this via E mail from Delta. Basically, as we already know, the last commercial flight on the DL 747 is on 12/17, ICN-DTW. Then, on 12/18, there will be a hangar party in DTW. On the same day it flies from DTW-SEA where there will be another hangar party. On 12/19 it will fly from SEA-ATL f...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest

I don't think this belongs in the polls and preferences forum, mods can this be moved to civil aviation?

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest

masgniw wrote:
Also from the article:

...we looked at the average wait at airports that processed over 500,000 international passengers between October 2016 and September 2017



I must say, I'm surprised that ATL, ORD, DFW, or LAX aren't on this list.

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest

Does anyone know if terminals A and G at SFO share a common CBP facility? I believe terminals 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8 have their own individual CBP at JFK, and MCO has 2 separate CBP facilities at Airside 1 (most South American carriers), and at Airside 4 (Delta Int'l flights, Emirates, and European carri...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest

masgniw wrote:
Citation? Or speculation?


Updated, forgot to link it first time.

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest

Fastest: PHX CLT MSP Slowest: MCO SFO JFK http://milecards.com/1588438843/2017-customs-airport-wait-time-study/ I don't know how many widebodies arrive simultaneously at SFO and JFK, but at those airports, there's usually only one 747 or A380 arriving during the peak arrival time, and everything els...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?
Replies: 33
Views: 7504

Re: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?

VirginFlyer wrote:
I seem to recall later on the programme there was a proposal for a "Bistar" but it didn't leave the drawing board.


Well, Bistar doesn't sound as cool as Tristar, now does it? :D

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW F: State of affairs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2975

DFW F: State of affairs?

There has not been much news about the status of DFW F in recent time. Most agree it will be built at some point (hence the empty skylink track south of D and west of E) but when? Are there any updates on the project? I have heard the groundwork has been laid (literally), but not much else.

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?
Replies: 29
Views: 4702

How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?

I have frequently seen the old age of UA's 744 fleet cited as a reason to retire them. However, UA was the launch customer of the 777, so I would imagine that a good portion of their 777 fleet must be older than the 744's. Does anyone know many of UA's 777's are older than the 744's, by how many yea...

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by FoxtrotSierra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 21104

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

Just to clarify, was this an accidental leak or an unofficial rendering?

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by FoxtrotSierra
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 37990

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Looks like LH goes mainline 28OCT18

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 51242

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

I guess we're not seeing a new livery before 2022. The current scheme is a mainstay brand, so I guess they're right not to mess with a good thing.

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that currently fly the 744 to DXB?
Replies: 21
Views: 3939

Re: Airlines that currently fly the 744 to DXB?

dubaiamman243 wrote:
Kuwait Airways


Can you elaborate on this? Is it seasonal, how frequent?

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by FoxtrotSierra
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that currently fly the 744 to DXB?
Replies: 21
Views: 3939

Airlines that currently fly the 744 to DXB?

To the best of my knowledge it’s BA and LH in the winter, but are there any others I’m missing?

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the 747 not board upper deck passengers from the second level?
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Why does the 747 not board upper deck passengers from the second level?

I have never seen a 747 use its upper doors for boarding. Why is that? Is it considered unnecessary for the small number of upper deck pax compared to the A380?

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95408

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

ual763 wrote:
Anybody know what company is scrapping them? I would love to contact them to purchase the window for the seat that I was in on N118UA for the last flight. Seat 51K!


Might as well buy the whole plane while you're at it, I'm sure they're selling it at fire sale prices.

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 4746

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

Captain77W wrote:
Why not just get rid of all the terminals and have 2 centralized terminals one for International and one for Domestic flights ?


Even better, just make one big terminal for both Int'l and domestic.

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson
Replies: 21
Views: 5674

Re: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson

DLATLOSM wrote:
The resulting geyser of fuel, was over 30 ft high, and flowed in excess of :10 minutes; photos of this can be seen all over the intertubes.


Do you have pics of it? I'd be interested to see what this looked like. Also, what's your estimate of how much fuel was actually spilled?

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by FoxtrotSierra
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?
Replies: 36
Views: 12051

Re: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?

Not to be a smartass, but maybe it's also possible that the HA 767 is doing MX in DEN?

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