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by maps4ltd
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

Some MD-80s in Iran. And cargo, as mentioned upthread. Hell, Samaritan's Purse still has a 52 year old DC-8.

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by maps4ltd
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

I would consider STL-SFO/BDL cut at this point. Not showing up in WN's extended schedule.

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by maps4ltd
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2752
Views: 394388

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

BUR-ABQ? I thought Breaking Bad wrapped up filming in 2013. :D

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by maps4ltd
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 105
Views: 14199

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

FLOWN March: March 14: Delta Air Lines DL1375, STL-SLC, Airbus A220-300, N307DU March 20: Southwest Airlines WN5412, SLC-STL, Boeing 737-700, N484WN May: May 27: Southwest Airlines WN2131, STL-SAN, Boeing 737-700, N7844A June: June 6: Southwest Airlines WN4431, SAN-STL, Boeing 737-700, N792SW July: ...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZW 3842 IAD-PNS 09/13/2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: ZW 3842 IAD-PNS 09/13/2021

Debris? VIP traffic? Military ops?

There are any number of solutions.

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by maps4ltd
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ First International Flight since April 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Re: YHZ First International Flight since April 2020

Hoping to see the days where AA, DL, and UA all serve Halifax again.

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by maps4ltd
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10542

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Not quite sure I'd agree with Cape Air's statement the plane "exited the runway" as it doesn't sound like it was even ON the runway. More like a go around that failed. 402s are severely underpowered. Don't forget, Aaliyah died in a 402 in Marsh Harbour that was significantly overweight. T...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13890

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

ojjunior wrote:
PTY old terminal comes to mind...


Is that terminal still in use? I flew through there in March 2019 when T2 was near completion. Haven't really kept up with the news. What's the status?

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by maps4ltd
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 55
Views: 2340

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Recorded since 2018:

-700: Southwest, Copa
-800: Southwest, Alaska, American, Copa
-900: Delta
MAX 8: Southwest

There are probably some classics I've flown on various airlines in the past, but I didn't record them

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by maps4ltd
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13890

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

Milwaukee Mitchell Field (MKE) has at least 1 Rotunda at the end of a terminal of gates. It seems to have adequate space, and there is some kind of coffee or food service in the center. Its not that far to walk. It does seem that most of the flights I have taken have either been at the gates neares...

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by maps4ltd
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13890

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

When people talk about the "rotunda" at ATL, I assume they mean the large atrium before security. It's a pretty iconic example but it differs from the others in that it's not an airside facility.

As for my home airport, Lambert does not have any rotundas.

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by maps4ltd
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC @ EWR have evacuated the tower…
Replies: 23
Views: 7647

Re: ATC @ EWR have evacuated the tower…

Some EWR bound planes are turning around en route. UA704 IAH-EWR divert to ORD https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL704/history/20210901/2340Z/KIAH/KORD UA698 LAS-EWR divert to CLE https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL698/history/20210901/2225Z/KLAS/KCLE DL2137 MSP-EWR divert to DTW https://flig...

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by maps4ltd
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas Aviation Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Las Vegas Aviation Thread

Concourse E was reopened a month or two back.

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by maps4ltd
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2027
Views: 380373

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

From the November schedule, I noticed that a route I utilize with some regularity, DFW-SLP (San Luis Potosí, Mexico), is being upgauged to Envoy 175s. This route has been flown by Mesa CR9s for at least a decade afaik. While certainly welcome news from a personal comfort and more importantly, relia...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2027
Views: 380373

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

From the November schedule, I noticed that a route I utilize with some regularity, DFW-SLP (San Luis Potosí, Mexico), is being upgauged to Envoy 175s. This route has been flown by Mesa CR9s for at least a decade afaik. While certainly welcome news from a personal comfort and more importantly, relia...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2444

Re: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?

Are you really trying to say service is better on US carriers than European carriers? Service? Like in-flight service? No. Absolutely not. I don't think anyone is trying to argue that. But customer service (as in, airport staff, reservations staff, IROP recovery, etc.) yes absolutely. I'd rather my...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 975
Views: 119217

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

https://antiguanewsroom.com/dominica-american-airlines-to-fly-directly-to-dominica-from-miami/ american airlines using embraer175 on 2 newcaribbean routes from Miami. Using the e175 on thinner routes showing the versatality of this aircraft. What do you guys think? AA using E175s in the Caribbean i...

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by maps4ltd
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Returning to ORH (Worcester), Will Fly to LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 6266

Re: Delta Returning to ORH, Will Fly to LGA

Surprised Delta's going back into ORH before they return to MHT.

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by maps4ltd
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62036

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

IFlyOff wrote:
I noticed many DFW flights to and from SAN cancelled over the past couple of days. I think it was 4 yesterday. Weather or crew staffing issues again? My flight on UA to ORD had many customers sent over from American.


WX issues yesterday.

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by maps4ltd
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit A320s
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Spirit A320s

All rows on an A320 should have a window, however it’s pretty much luck of the draw on how well aligned the window is to your actual seat (on every type not just the 320) Yeah. In particular the CRJ-700 and CRJ-900 have very poorly aligned windows for most seats. The E175s have bigger windows but t...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Even ignoring my bias, I favor 9K for this one for the codeshares. Plus, the STL/ORD combo has worked well for UIN. 3E's offer of MCI is definitely...interesting, though there's not as much connectivity to be had there. Southern is definitely intriguing as well. If they got selected and Contour did...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Even ignoring my bias, I favor 9K for this one for the codeshares. Plus, the STL/ORD combo has worked well for UIN. 3E's offer of MCI is definitely...interesting, though there's not as much connectivity to be had there. Southern is definitely intriguing as well. If they got selected and Contour didn...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison

That is definitely...an interesting way to put it.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1088
Views: 256818

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

United will be going into Butte (BTM) from DEN starting January.

Between TWF, WYS, and now BTM, UA has in the last few months pounced on cities that traditionally only saw Delta service from SLC. I wonder how DL will react (if they do at all).

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by maps4ltd
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62428

Re: Spirit operational challenges

So is NK essentially functioning as normal today? I haven't seen a ton of cxls

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by maps4ltd
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62428

Re: Spirit operational challenges

This is really taking a long time to get back to normal. As of 2PM Eastern time Sunday, Spirit has canceled 98 flights (12%), next worse is Allegiant canceling 51 (9%). Don't think there are any weather problems out there today. There are tons of weather issues in the Midwest (MSP this morning, STL...

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by maps4ltd
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: long distance at low altitude
Replies: 14
Views: 2102

Re: long distance at low altitude

I once observed a Delta A320 fly STL-MSP at 12,000 feet (a passenger flight). May have been a pressurization issue there too.

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by maps4ltd
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Flown out of the C concourse many times, never realized we had an Eddie Bauer. Then again, airport concessions that aren't food tend to slip by me unnoticed.

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by maps4ltd
Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Mexican users to translate some ATC please?
Replies: 17
Views: 4018

Re: Any Mexican users to translate some ATC please?

I know very little about ATC: I thought English was the standard? Do controllers use their own language when dealing with local traffic?

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by maps4ltd
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Jshank83 wrote:
UAs restart of SFO pushed to at least mid February


United extended their schedule? Do we get any more mainline besides IAH (and I know DEN has some this September)?

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by maps4ltd
Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Anybody else notice that the new Boutique flights have awful reliability? Looking at MKL-STL (4B733), Flightstats shows that it's on time 30%, late 40%, and cancelled 30% of the time. Right now, for instance, it's enroute to STL six hours late. I wonder if this kind of operation will cause Jackson ...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Anybody else notice that the new Boutique flights have awful reliability? Looking at MKL-STL (4B733), Flightstats shows that it's on time 30%, late 40%, and cancelled 30% of the time. Right now, for instance, it's enroute to STL six hours late. I wonder if this kind of operation will cause Jackson t...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 61
Views: 7117

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

DL SLC-RSW
DL ATL-GND
DL ATL-POS
DL BOS-STL
AS SEA-MIA
WN DAL-BOS
WN IAH-OAK

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by maps4ltd
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 10307

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

Maybe all airlines don't need to be regulated, but if Spirit survives this week, they need to make some major changes. Their employees are running away and hiding . If passengers were assaulting me at my podium and damaging property, you bet I'd haul ass to the breakroom and call the cops. It's not...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to announce expansion at MIA
Replies: 58
Views: 10690

Re: Frontier to announce expansion at MIA

Frontier seems to be really liking Nassau. Just a few weeks after they launched the station with mia and they're already adding phl, ewr, and mco.

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by maps4ltd
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle E170 in retro paint job
Replies: 42
Views: 7879

Re: American Eagle E170 in older paint job

What's the reg?

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by maps4ltd
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 31
Views: 1600

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

https://my.flightradar24.com/fleather98 Yup, I have 15 on the 738, 13 on the 73G, and 12 on the 752. Fourth place is quite a drop, with 7 on the A320. Also 5 on the 739, 3 on the 733, and 1 on the 7M8 to bring my 737 total up to 37 flights. It shows a private profile. For the record, mine is https:...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CCS-MIA crabwise, or getting hooked on classics: Laser DC-9-82 & Swift Air B737-400
Replies: 8
Views: 4433

Re: CCS-MIA crabwise, or getting hooked on classics: Laser DC-9-82 & Swift Air B737-400

Cool! Where did you book a Swift flight? Thought they were a charter airline.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

A couple of observations: AA has added an A321 to ORD most mornings in Oct. I've never seen that on that route by any carrier. Also, with CMH,DTW & MSP coming back in Sep for Sundays that leaves SFO as the only suspended route that hasn't come back yet. That's a strange one considering LAX has ...

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by maps4ltd
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

STL Airport will be losing another former TWA City... By this Order, the U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) selects SkyWest Airlines, Inc., branded as United Express (SkyWest), to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for a three-year term from October ...

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by maps4ltd
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

My dad told me that he flew STL-London on BCal in September 1980 when he was going to college. I guess he flew the 707 then through ATL. Asked him more about that. He said that in STL he took a bus to the BCal plane that was parked on a hardstand. According to Wikipedia, the DC-10 replaced the 707 a...

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by maps4ltd
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 62
Views: 7977

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

iwastemyday wrote:
MIA-VQS would be really nice too! But mot sure the 4k foot runway would be long enough for E175 to MIA.

Vieques? That's Cape Air territory man 8-) :D

(and they got a local carrier called Vieques Air Link. Either way, your main route off the island is through SJU)

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by maps4ltd
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 62
Views: 7977

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

On AA (excluding instances where AA already serves a distinct airport in the same market e.g SLU/UVF and restricted Cuban markets): AZS CAP CAY CYB TAB These are all I could think of. I’m not sure whether the runway at EIS is long enough for an E175. I doubt it though. AA’s Caribbean coverage ex MI...

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by maps4ltd
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1273
Views: 145393

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

I am just going to post these as I go thru them for April. Load % Combined both ways AS SEA 80% AA CLT 83% ORD 76% DFW 85.5% MIA 77% LGA 74% PHL 73.5% PHX 84% DCA 76% DL (still blocking seats) ATL 59% DTW 63% LGA 51.5% MSP 65.5% SLC 63% UA ORD 85% DEN 92% IAH 87% EWR 85.5% IAD 88% F9 DEN 77% LAS 83...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adding ATL-STL/BWI/ORD/DTW/Houston/MSY/PBI/CUN/MBJ
Replies: 14
Views: 2094

Re: F9 adding ATL-STL/BWI/ORD/DTW/Houston/MSY/PBI/CUN/MBJ

Nice. Lets see if they can make at least most of these new ATL adds stick, because some of their other cities didn't have as much luck (*cough* Austin *cough*).

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by maps4ltd
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2752
Views: 394388

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Have all of the 737-700s had their Evolve seats updated with the blue seat covers? Last time I saw the brown-and-blue Evolve seats was on N7709A in December 2019 (which was retired in June 2020).

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by maps4ltd
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 509
Views: 66876

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

ACY-CUN and ACY-SJU added.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey (ACY, TTN) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5667

Re: New Jersey (ACY, TTN) Aviation Thread - 2021

Nice! Does ACY have CBP facilities?

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by maps4ltd
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5611

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

17 hours? I saw an AA flight from DFW-OGG earlier this year get delayed by 30 hours (including a two-hour wait for the gate on arrival in Maui). Now THAT'S a flight from hell.

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