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by BenflysDTW
Sun May 10, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11199

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

I noticed that Delta added DTW-BGR which is a route they cut back in January of 2018. They brought it back last summer for a dozen or so round trips in the summer flying on only on Saturday’s. After this they pulled it out of the schedule for good. Now it seems to be daily for the entire month of Ju...

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World’s Busiest Airport 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

World’s Busiest Airport 2020

2020 is going to be very interesting in terms of total pax counts. While we won’t know the numbers until nearly a year from now, I thought that it was a good time to talk about what airport will be the busiest. Atlanta has held the title for 21 years: 1998-2019. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it go ...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID
Replies: 23
Views: 3434

Re: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID

I myself wouldn’t say that LAX is a core hub for Delta, although they are doing some massive renovation projects. What about all the PP routes from LAS? Including LAS-LGB/SAN/SJC/SNA/RDU and PDX begins on April 1st. Some of the recent transcontinental adds are likely at risk such as CVG-PHX and DTW-...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337585

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

bhxdtw wrote:
Hey guys! Just noticed a DL A350 leaving Detroit for Dublin, flight number 8834. I'm assuming that's a Covid rescue flight?


Flight number suggests a military charter.

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta interested in Westjet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6217

Re: Delta interested in Westjet?

I don’t think this would even be allowed to happen. Government won’t let it.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13201

Re: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes

I wonder if DL would be willing to add CVG-MIA. A few years ago they started MIA-IND/CMH/DCA as seasonal weekend service.

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (DTW) Mysterious McNamara Building Addition in 2007?
Replies: 14
Views: 2850

Re: (DTW) Mysterious McNamara Building Addition in 2007?

Does any one else recall seeing the lost jet bridges by Eureka road? I saw them every time going to I-275. One gate was lost as a part of the construction. Former A1 used to be stationary, then it was switched to a movable bridge before closing for GSE staging. That may be one of them, and the seco...

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (DTW) Mysterious McNamara Building Addition in 2007?
Replies: 14
Views: 2850

Re: (DTW) Mysterious McNamara Building Addition in 2007?

Does any one else recall seeing the lost jet bridges by Eureka road? I saw them every time going to I-275. One gate was lost as a part of the construction.

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?
Replies: 42
Views: 5825

Re: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?

I know that DL replaced ATL-DXB with LAX-HND as DL 7/8.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28655

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

Will be waiting for DL to cut the route, just like they cut PIT-CDG after BA entered the market.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (DTW) North Terminal Expansion?
Replies: 17
Views: 3259

Re: (DTW) North Terminal Expansion?

There could defiantly be a situation where both LH MUC, FRA, and RJ could be on the ground at the same time.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58659

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

AKL-LHR is 723 NM longer than SYD-LHR. 9188 vs 9911. That’s gotta be about 21-23 hours flying time.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 13070

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

AKL-LHR is 723 nautical miles longer than SYD-LHR 9188 vs. 9911. Who wants to be on a plane for 21-23 hours?

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 13070

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Congrats to NZ for the new Newark flights. The first flight from AKL-EWR departs Auckland on October 29th, 2020. Quite fast and will compete with Project Sunrise. The upcoming CEO defiantly has an idea of what to do. Source: Air New Zealand Media Release https://www.airnewzealand.com/press-release-2...

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by BenflysDTW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian in talks for partnerships
Replies: 14
Views: 4323

Re: Royal Jordanian in talks for partnerships

AA already codeshares on DTW-AMM. The codesharing is displayed on the departures board, so no need for a change of terminal although pax have walk. From what I’ve seen in the terminal most pax connect to/from PHX/DFW.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adding A350 to AMS
Replies: 24
Views: 6991

Re: Delta adding A350 to AMS

AMS already gets the A359 on DTW, they are just adding a second daily A350 flight, which will replace one of the A333 flights.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 15645

Re: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes

Whoops, looks like the MUC/extra CDG flights have now been moved back to May. Still represents a capacity upgrade though.

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 15645

Re: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes

Great news for DTW. The season was extended for MUC (Now starts April 1st) and the second daily CDG flight starts April 13th, one month earlier than this year. Big upgrade to FCO with the A333. They served it last year, but put the 763 on it for this year’s season. About half of the TATL flights fro...

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49683

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

Wow. And DL Has added DUB, MAN, LGW, LIS, and EDI in just the last two years from BOS. I wonder if they are interested in FCO at this point, although that route requires more resources since the flying time is longer than the existing destinations. Nah, FCO can be done with 1 plane just like CDG, A...

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49683

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

Wow. And DL Has added DUB, MAN, LGW, LIS, and EDI in just the last two years from BOS. I wonder if they are interested in FCO at this point, although that route requires more resources since the flying time is longer than the existing destinations.

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA gates at DTW
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: New AA gates at DTW

I am in the minority, but I prefer North to McNamara. Food's not as good, but I rarely eat at airports anyway. I like how bright and clean it is, with plenty of views to the outside. Security is better too, IMO (I do have Pre-Check). I fly into DTW 8 times a year, a mix of DL and UA, so I see them ...

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA gates at DTW
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: New AA gates at DTW

That third widebody jetbridge will be especially important next year as LH FRA, MUC, and RJ AMM will all be there around 4 p.m. 2-3 days a week.

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA gates at DTW
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: New AA gates at DTW

I work at the North Terminal in DTW, and I haven't been told that the new gates were for AA. Everyone is getting shoved down, and I heard from a few sources that Air Canada is getting one of the gates, and Spirit may be getting one. AA used to have seven gates, as they had D18, but Frontier took it ...

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back

Well I spent most of my life on ramps in Europe, and never seen a man with X wands. Is this an american idea? I believe so. Check this video: https://youtu.be/wWBjIsShtqg no wing walkers in AMS. I think it also depends on what pushback you are using. Some don’t even have a tow bar, such as in this ...

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back

Someone needs to be holding night wands showing an X with the wands on the captains side. Obviously this wasn’t the case, as the ramp Agent who is supposed to hold the x isn’t supposed to lower the X until the towbar is connected to the pushback and is in sight of the flight crew so that they know ...

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back

Someone needs to be holding night wands showing an X with the wands on the captains side. Obviously this wasn’t the case, as the ramp Agent who is supposed to hold the x isn’t supposed to lower the X until the towbar is connected to the pushback and is in sight of the flight crew so that they know ...

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back

Someone needs to be holding night wands showing an X with the wands on the captains side. Obviously this wasn’t the case, as the ramp Agent who is supposed to hold the x isn’t supposed to lower the X until the towbar is connected to the pushback and is in sight of the flight crew so that they know t...

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 10594

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

While it’s true that DFW and ATL are monster hubs, United’s international flights out of SFO and EWR are down right impressive. I’ve always wondered how many peak day departures NW had out of AMS at its peak. Although that’s off topic.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300
Replies: 16
Views: 4533

Re: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300

DL has taken the A350 off the DTW-AMS flights for the last week or so, the 777LR is being used. So this is just an example of what was mentioned above.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82814

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Could not agree more!!! I am guessing that oddball DL 27 (ATL-ICN) departure time allows DL to squeak out an extra segment per day/week with the A350. As it stands now if you want to stay on Delta metal/CFRP from ATL-SIN you have an extra leg to DTW/LAX/SEA or a 12 hour layover at ICN. Singapore Ai...

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82814

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Since DL is moving to ICN, KE/DL should add a morning ICN-SIN flight to the bank so when the ATL-ICN flight arrives there's no 10.5 hour layover as there currently is. Could not agree more!!! I am guessing that oddball DL 27 (ATL-ICN) departure time allows DL to squeak out an extra segment per day/...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 44521

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

My guesses would include IAH, ATL, DFW, SEA or PHL. LH would not serve AUS-MUC right away, they just started service there this year. I wouldn't guess DFW at the top of the list though since LH has consistently flown larger aircraft to other stations. DTW has seen the A340-600 for some time now, and...

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?
Replies: 26
Views: 5146

Re: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?

DL ops at MCO on Saturday’s in the winter must be a mad house. I wonder how they do their staffing for all the extra flights. DL has just one flight a week extra from GRR, MEM, BNA, MKE, BDL, STL... the list goes on. It’s got to be an extra 20 flights during that time. I also think that Delta sees t...

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82814

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Oh and not to mention FCO, which has 5 daily flights from DL I believe. April-November. FCO is a obviously a SkyTeam hub but connections are almost exclusively served through AMS, CDG, and to a smaller extent LHR for destinations outside Europe. Still impressive IMO.

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82814

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

How long will seven flights to HND last on DL? They said in the past that NRT yields were challenging with no alliance feed, so I’m not sure how HND would be different. HND is the preferred airport but seven flights is a lot. Are there any other international non SkyTeam hub cities with that much D...

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by BenflysDTW
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 New Routes Map
Replies: 8
Views: 5481

Re: 2019 New Routes Map

Hey, so how’s your map going? Would love it if you could share it with us monthly please... The map is still up! I got the international one started, but I’m pretty busy with school, YouTube, and work at the moment. I’ll be doing some research on it during my vacation in a couple weeks. Otherwise, ...

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by BenflysDTW
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 New Routes Map
Replies: 8
Views: 5481

Re: 2019 New Routes Map

Hey all, I have started a physical route map for 2019. One for the US market and one international. For the routes I used Anna.aero’s weekly spreadsheets of every route launched for 2019. But here’s the thing, I can no longer find these spreadsheets and I want to catch up. If anyone knows where I c...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 10997

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

What American thinks Brazil is dangerous? Was there in April. Wondered all around Rio and São Paulo without a care in the world. Drove down the coast similarly care free. People who read travel warnings and that stuff are really missing out on life. I agree. From the people I’ve talked too, they ar...

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 10997

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

DL DTW-GRU was actually routed as MSP-DTW-GRU as DL 53. There was an aircraft change of course. I remember looking at seat maps and seeing that the flights were full, at least the ones that I saw. But Delta has better things to do with an A330 versus leaving it on the ground all day at GRU. I was su...

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 13070

Re: ANZ Y NO NY?

NZ reported in May that they are interested in New York flights.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL
Replies: 37
Views: 3976

Re: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL

DL would rather add RDU-AMS. If DL were to start CLT-AMS, it would be like AA starting DTW-LHR with their own metal. CLT is the strongest legacy hub. In terms of market share, as we all already know that AA has about 85-90% of the market at CLT. Which makes it make even less sense.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30179

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

ATL-SLC is interesting, usually much larger planes are on that, even the 767-300 had daily flights in the past.

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by BenflysDTW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10024

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Detroit313 wrote:
It is all PR as usual.

I don’t see why this is a problem.

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by BenflysDTW
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CVG New Airlines/routes?
Replies: 29
Views: 4594

Re: CVG New Airlines/routes?

I feel that CVG-AMS would have been added already, and wouldn’t add too much value besides one more option to Europe. Pretty much every important connecting route is served through CDG as well. YVR doesn’t really have a lot of service to midwestern cities, DTW only has 2 flights/week from June-Augus...

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by BenflysDTW
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 9000

Re: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

When was the last time IAH-JFK was served nonstop?

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415708

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

Whoops I meant Central America although a couple weeks before AA scheduled MIA-BOG with 2 out 3 flights on the MAX.

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by BenflysDTW
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415708

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

They just added a bunch of routes to SA from MIA at the end off last week on the MAX from September. Subject to approval of course.

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