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by aden23
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8764

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

Something eerie about this accident: I have Flightradar 24 on my iPhone, but just yesterday I enabled push notifications for when any aircraft sends out a distress signal. Today, I got a notification that this flight (4B902) had signaled an emergency. I opened the app, and watched him circle slowly ...

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by aden23
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338776

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

Just a reminder to keep your posts relevant to Aviation, for all comments that are not aviation related, please continue discussion in the Non Aviation forum What is the point of even posting on this site? I just left a useful comment with a direct source linked to it, and it was deleted. But you h...

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by aden23
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338776

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

Please don't go if at all possible to avoid. Any non-essential travel is just irresponsible right now. I don't disagree with the sentiment here, but this just isn't realistic. I travel for work; I've got Miami, NYC, Denver, and Boston all on the agenda for the next 4 weeks. Unless banks are going t...

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by aden23
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183959

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

Does this seem like BS pandering to anyone else?

I can still fly nonstop between the US, China, and South Korea.

What’s the point of banning Poles, Finns, and Swiss, but allowing folks from the epicenter of the virus to come and go as they please?

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by aden23
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183959

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

Can anyone comment on why airlines aren't discounting tickets, even though demand is extraordinarily low? For example, Newark to Milan on United is going for $5000+ business class right now, but today's flight only had 30 pax. What's the advantage to keeping prices so high when demand is at a record...

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by aden23
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1750

Re: To recline or not to recline is the question?

One thing is clear: people advocating for locked seats simply don’t fly very often. Seat recline is one of the only remaining respites for frequent fliers, especially on long haul 737 or a320 flights, which are becoming extremely common. I fact, last year I was on more 737 & 757 long haul fight...

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by aden23
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1750

Re: To recline or not to recline is the question?

One thing is clear: people advocating for locked seats simply don’t fly very often. Seat recline is one of the only remaining respites for frequent fliers, especially on long haul 737 or a320 flights, which are becoming extremely common. I fact, last year I was on more 737 & 757 long haul fights...

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by aden23
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297689

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The probability of a missile is still way overrated in this thread. Yes, it's a distinct possibility that the plane was shot down, but the likelyhood is far smaller than many here make it out to be. . The President of Iran literally threatened to blow up a plane less than 48 hours before a plane my...

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by aden23
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4295
Views: 626701

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

N14011 (787-10) passed through DEN just now on its first day of revenue flights. Perplexingly, this iteration is missing 21 premium seats compared to other United 787-10’s. 44 J seats, but it’s missing the Premium Plus section, and replaced it with more economy plus. Anyone care to speculate why thi...

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by aden23
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297689

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

No one here seems to have mentioned that 2 days ago, Iran’s president threatened to blow up a plane similar to the Lockerbie bombing. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10686727/iran-lockerbie-bombing-threat-troops-home-coffins/ Believe something written in the SCUM ? Then relate it to an a/c full of th...

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by aden23
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297689

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

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No one here seems to have mentioned that 2 days ago, Iran’s president threatened to blow up a plane similar to the Lockerbie bombing.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10686727/ ... e-coffins/

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by aden23
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 8028

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

I was always surprised WN never capitalized on ferrying skiers from 2nd-tier New England cities to DEN for winter vacations. The Rocky Mountain region saw 24 million skier visits in 2018, so these are big numbers. New Englanders love skiing, and being able to check your own equipment on WN for free....

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by aden23
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39258

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Great news, now let the criminal proceedings begin! Hopefully we can see Muilenberg behind bars by next Christmas. and on what charges? On charges of involuntary manslaughter and/or criminal negligence. “The bottom line is that the 737 MAX is safe." -Dennis Muilenberg, November 2018 The *real*...

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by aden23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39258

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Muilenburg could have grounded 737 Max fleet after Indonesia mishap. Instead, Boeing issued press release to point finger at Lion Air, not a single mention of MCAS in that press release Take a look at it https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130336 ET302 is 100% on him Good rid...

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by aden23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39258

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Great news, now let the criminal proceedings begin! Hopefully we can see Muilenberg behind bars by next Christmas.

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by aden23
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153300

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Boeing has absolutely no business building new aircraft. Period. The criminal in charge of Boeing admitted this week to knowingly sending people to their deaths because money is more important to him than human life. Why would anyone think a group of criminals would be able to lead the design of a n...

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by aden23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?
Replies: 41
Views: 6694

Re: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?

COS-DEN makes sense from a price point as well. For example, DEN-NRT is $2392 nonstop on United. COS-NRT (via DEN) is $2407 on United, a $15 difference in fare. So if you live close to COS it simply wouldn't make economic sense to drive all the way to DEN for some flights; you'd actually be losing m...

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by aden23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: La Paz, Bolivia: Why so many 1:00-4:00 a.m. flights?
Replies: 5
Views: 8304

La Paz, Bolivia: Why so many 1:00-4:00 a.m. flights?

I searched the forum but didn't find anything about this. If you are flying into La Paz, Bolivia (LPB) you'll notice that most international arrivals are happening between 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Similarly for departures, there are many flights originating between 2:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. At first I tho...

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by aden23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 31132

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Parenthetic, but doesn't everyone tune out those messages anyhow? Six segments within a month, and on each FAs break in to the IFE cranked to eleven, treble all to hell, mumbling, no syncopation (at least they don't go 'um...', they just stop talking until they remember what they wanted to say!). I...

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by aden23
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16461

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I do about 50-60 flights through Denver every year... it has gone from my favorite airport in the US to one of the worst. I would echo what the others here have said. In addition, the management recently banned Uber from dropping you off at departures, and they now can only drop you off at arrivals ...

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by aden23
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676541

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Airlines and the flying public will ultimately pay more. The flying public will pay a LOT more to avoid flying on the MAX, that's for sure. At this point, I'd be surprised if you could find anyone in the general public that would willingly fly on a MAX, regardless of what they "fix." The ...

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by aden23
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 387188

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Wow, they really nailed the “cold corporate boardroom” look.

If this is how they express themselves creatively, it’s no wonder that their customer service and hard product is bottom of the barrel.

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by aden23
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 12401

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

Will customers be getting a discount for flying inside of a giant advertisement?

Or do the profits only go to upper level management?

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by aden23
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22645

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

I heard Delta is going to start seating passengers shorter than 5’5” in the overhead bins for their own comfort, and the comfort of everyone else on the plane.

I’m sure all of you will support this decision. It’s only fair, right?

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by aden23
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is this photo legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 5062

Re: Is this photo legal?

None of the planes in the image have engines, so hard to say if this is an active airfield, or a scrap yard. Given that they're United 747's, it's likely to be a scrapyard and is perhaps outside of controlled airspace. Broadly speaking though, there are virtually zero circumstances that a drone oper...

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by aden23
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753747

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For those interested in an *extraordinarily* thorough read about MCAS, aircraft design, and CRM, this article is hard to beat: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4224394-premature-judgement-public-opinion-condemns-boeing-even-crash-report?page=3 It was released after the Lion Air crash, but provides u...

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by aden23
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757774

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Aither wrote:
I think it is the first time in the history of aviation that an airplane is being grounded by social media.



People concerned with their own safety, imagine that.

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by aden23
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757774

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

How many airliners are currently left operating the aircraft? Looks like mainly the USA airlines. They will probably will keep operating until the FAA says so. American businesses putting profits over people. What else is new? Southwest just put a knife in its brand image by not being proactive on ...

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by aden23
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757774

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Whether we like it or not, when public confidence is lost, regulators and authorities have little choice other than going for full blown grounding. Precisely! Southwest is getting eaten alive on social media today for not proactively grounding their MAX aircraft. Whether or not it's logical to grou...

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by aden23
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753747

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Amateur aviation geek here, but isn’t this analysis undercut by MCAS not being operational while flaps are extended? It would appear, from this analysis, that the claimed "MCAS-commanded nose-down trim" would have started within a few seconds of takeoff. It appears to me the only way that...

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by aden23
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?

The simple answer is that airlines are interested in making money, not in serving customers fairly. So if they can get away with charging more, well, they always have and they always will. It’s been great watching airlines like Norwegian flip this script on its head by offering reasonable one-way fe...

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by aden23
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17906

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Airlines be like:

1lb overweight bag= $100 fee.

Too fat to fit in the seat = welcome aboard.

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by aden23
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50620

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Glad the passengers are safely on their way home. I’d love to have a night on the airline’s dime somewhere new. Would make for a great story. Whats the difference between comfort in a 737 and a widebody. It’s night and day... One is big and spacious, one is a subway car with wings. One has IFE, the...

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by aden23
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50620

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

I think the real story here is that there is a 7+ hour 737 flight. I’d rather walk. Whats the difference between comfort in a 737 and a widebody. It’s night and day... One is big and spacious, one is a subway car with wings. One has IFE, the other has nothing. One has the capacity to provide meal s...

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by aden23
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50620

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

I think the real story here is that there is a 7+
hour 737 flight. I’d rather walk.

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by aden23
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 13496

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

Is there any proof this was a drone? A few of my colleagues fly drones for their professional video production businesses. Those drones are only a couple pounds each and made entirely of plastic parts. Would they really do that much damage? The larger drones used for Hollywood-level cinematography a...

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by aden23
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616624

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Your body gives you false indications of what is really happening when you have no outside visual cues to back it up. Most of the time when I'm flying in IMC I feel like I'm doing something completely different than what I actually am. Fascinating, I never would have suspected this. Aren't there ba...

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by aden23
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616624

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

next thing they know they're breaking out of the clouds in an inverted dive with the waves rushing at them. I don't understand. Are you suggesting that a pilot with 6,000 hours wouldn't know the difference between what it feels like when his aircraft is climbing, vs. when it's pointed straight at t...

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by aden23
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104653

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? Engaging in a target of interest is a HUGE decision, so it's not exactly that simple. They would need...

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by aden23
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104653

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately?

It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for?

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by aden23
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 13309

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

What's the business case for pursuing this? You can already fly NYC-LHR in comfort, on a brand new 787, for a couple hundred bucks. If you're wealthy, you can do it in luxury for $4k-$6k. If you're rich you can fly private. The trip is 6.5 hours – hardly a feat of endurance. So, how do you sell it t...

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by aden23
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 34395

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

One of the ideas Airbus has considered is to install inflight lounges, bunk beds and exercising space. Airbus also planned to convert the cargo hold into sleeping rooms, conference room, family room or 'medical care zone' using modules which are interchangeable with a standard cargo container. Econ...

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by aden23
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 12439

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

Airline employees treating customers with contempt?

Color me surprised.

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by aden23
Thu May 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62447

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I find it interesting that WN is announcing these routes at the same time HA is downgrading it's fleet to narrow-body jets; their one remaining competitive advantage in the face of WN! Considering the better service, free bags, lower prices, and more versatile rewards program of WN, I'd be surprised...

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