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by Moosefire
Thu May 12, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does FX normally use the MD-10 to HNL?
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Does FX normally use the MD-10 to HNL?

That’s definitely an outlier, the first I’ve seen it in recent history. Appears that it’s scheduled to LAX after its trip to Hawaii.

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by Moosefire
Sat Apr 16, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visiting airside of a terminal.
Replies: 16
Views: 3005

Re: Visiting airside of a terminal.

Fast-forward 25 years and the PIT airport terminal is again undergoing a second renaissance with the latest remodeling, and it will surely be an attraction for local residents as well as travelers when it is fully open. Will it? Aside from the folks that follow websites like this one I can’t imagin...

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by Moosefire
Sun Mar 27, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United New Hire Pilot question
Replies: 27
Views: 5952

Re: United New Hire Pilot question

The example a lot of folks are looking at got IAD. That’s still a undesirable position to sit reserve as a RO dependent on one’s situation. I wouldn’t commute for it. But He is young, great opportunity for him. He's young, lives at the biggest hub (ORD, a super easy commute) and has a very solid al...

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 896
Views: 175372

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

They really do look super thin. But aside from AS, delta is just making all the seats thinner and thinner like the rest of the industry. Hard to fault them for it. We can fault them all for it. I understand carriers want seats to be thin (so they can tighten pitch), light, easy to maintain, and che...

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by Moosefire
Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 183
Views: 33093

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

SXDFC wrote:
With jetBlue operating a diverse fleet of planes. THEORETICALLY could the MAX8 work in a B6 fleet?


In the land of make believe, sure.

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by Moosefire
Thu Feb 24, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 328
Views: 59350

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022

Indy wrote:
Any chance IND ever gets seasonal service to Anchorage?


IND has daily ANC flights from its largest airline :)

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by Moosefire
Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Eyes New Freighter Order per Reuters
Replies: 180
Views: 34416

Re: FedEx Eyes New Freighter Order per Reuters

What effect does a new freighter type have on FedEx/UPS labor contracts? Would a 767-400F trigger automatic contract renegotiations? Or would it just be treated as another 767? And would their adding A350Fs or 787Fs create new pilot groups with higher pay rates? It doesn’t, it’s just the company pl...

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by Moosefire
Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Eyes New Freighter Order per Reuters
Replies: 180
Views: 34416

Re: FedEx Eyes New Freighter Order per Reuters

“Purple” and “Brown” are longer words than “FedEx” and “UPS”… what’s with this recent a.net phenomenon? I can tell you none of our pilots are walking around calling it “purple”

It’s like trying to make “fetch” a thing ;)

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by Moosefire
Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Play Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 8163

Re: Play Air announcing New York

I've flown into SWF numerous times when visiting the NYC area...its not nearly as difficult as people here are making it out to be. It's a 15 to 20 minute taxi ride from SWF to the Beacon train station and then a 1.5 hr ride on the Metro North to Grand Central. For comparison, it's an hour or more ...

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by Moosefire
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 328
Views: 59350

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022

I foresee a day where IND will see several widebody flights a day. I'm talking about several flights to Europe and a flight to Asia. There's no doubt in my mind that British Airways, KLM or Air France, Lufthansa or Eurowings, Emirates or Turkish, and Hawaiian could provide long haul widebody servic...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 9086

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

You seem not to have believed it. But I believe it. It is a Captain's job and perhaps a Purser's sense of responsibility to keep the aircraft safe and functional "in a pinch." That might include becoming an electrician, a cleaner, a police officer. I’m a leader and three things make a lea...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 9086

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

You , as the captain, sometimes clean the lav??? I'll have to see that to believe it. Do you also blue turn? What do people mean by cleaning the lav by the way? Pick up papers off the ground and put them in the trash , maybe. Making sure the trash chute is closed for safety reasons, sure. Making su...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 9086

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

Never. Cleaners do it on the ground. Sometimes I, as the captain, or the F1 (purser) will do it in a pinch. But I would never ask a regular flight attendant to do it… It’s not their job wait, you - the captain of the airplane - are taking breaks to clean the lav? As a (real) airline pilot I just do...

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by Moosefire
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6081

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

I use speedbrakes (usually multiple times) on just about every flight. Just part of the job.

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by Moosefire
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 9682

Re: Fedex route map?

It’s not proprietary at all, but I can say I genuinely don’t believe a “published” route map exists. The network is dynamic and there are a lot of FedEx cities (specifically internationally) that are serviced by FedEx but they do not fly to. Airline route maps on websites and magazines are marketing...

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by Moosefire
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix Pilot Base
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: American Airlines Phoenix Pilot Base

.... ...... Once upon, PHX was a 747 base...... American Airlines? Or America West? I know America West during the time of their questionable foray into the wide body market with three 747s in the early 90's, based their pilots in PHX. It's only American Airlines in name only. Headquarters may be i...

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by Moosefire
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 88939

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

Well, I just got off an AA flight (on a 321s) that had the Thales seatback system. While the system itself was fine, the immediate advantage of the wireless system was not having to sit through 20 minutes of Hyatt, AA Barclay card, more Hyatt, AA cleaning, more Hyatt, the same AA cleaning video, th...

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by Moosefire
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform
Replies: 25
Views: 4249

Re: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform

Touchy subject, I know, but I really do wish the gender fluid options were perhaps a bit more subtle. I realize it’s not the point but as a snarky gay man I just don’t think it makes for a nice looking uniform.

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by Moosefire
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Huge rush of cabin air when the DC-10 decelerated?
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: Huge rush of cabin air when the DC-10 decelerated?

You certainly weren’t imagining it. I Feel it at the top of decent on every flight.

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by Moosefire
Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project
Replies: 81
Views: 14775

Re: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project

Revelation wrote:
tphuang wrote:
Prost wrote:
I’m sure the new T6 will take care of the TWA hotel carpets.

How are these two linked?


Both are JetBlue corporate real estate projects under the holding company.

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by Moosefire
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project
Replies: 81
Views: 14775

Re: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project

The walls are SUPER thin, and that gym is no equinox.

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by Moosefire
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project
Replies: 81
Views: 14775

Re: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project

STT757 wrote:
$3.9 Billion for ten gates?


Pretty incredible considering Terminal 5 came in at just around $1 billion in 2008 for 26 gates.

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by Moosefire
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW
Replies: 51
Views: 10694

Re: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW

Flflyer83 wrote:
B6 regional ops for smaller airports. JetBlue Hop


I always thought it would be “Baby Blue” lol

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by Moosefire
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Horizontal Stabilizer Size
Replies: 13
Views: 3797

Re: DC-10 Horizontal Stabilizer Size

The landing issues were corrected with a LSAS software update. I think a lot of MD-11 pilots would disagree with you. Well, I was among them and don't remember too much being said after the update. Everyone will have some interesting moment as we all do but nothing habitual. I could say the same th...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Gives with Jetblue's OTP?
Replies: 84
Views: 10244

Re: What Gives with Jetblue's OTP?

Well, since the success or failure of the operation generally falls on the chief operating officer, perhaps a look at the COO’s resume and operational background and experience is in order. Education: Sociology degree. Masters in international relations. Law degree. Work experience: lawyer for a co...

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by Moosefire
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Horizontal Stabilizer Size
Replies: 13
Views: 3797

Re: DC-10 Horizontal Stabilizer Size

CosmicCruiser wrote:
The landing issues were corrected with a LSAS software update.


I think a lot of MD-11 pilots would disagree with you.

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by Moosefire
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines
Replies: 41
Views: 7799

Re: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines

Correct or not, I’ve always informally connected with arrival of the latest uniform with the “new” less likable southwest.

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by Moosefire
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 97
Views: 23360

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

cedarjet wrote:
Interesting to find defenders of the current livery here. I literally didn’t know there was a single one out there


I love it.

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by Moosefire
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “Republic Airline” name
Replies: 17
Views: 2772

Re: The “Republic Airline” name

e38 wrote:
where’s the training center?

e38

Across I-70 from the Indy airport

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by Moosefire
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “Republic Airline” name
Replies: 17
Views: 2772

Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Corporate name was changed from "Airline" to "Airways" in early 2019. Y’all are right. That’s much better. Mea culpa. I drove past the training center today and it still says “Republic Airline” on the side so I assumed it hadn’t changed. The world feels slightly more orderly now.

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by Moosefire
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “Republic Airline” name
Replies: 17
Views: 2772

Re: The “Republic Airline” name

COSPN wrote:
Read their Wikipedia page it explains how Republic Airline is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings


Understood, it’s simply the naming convention I’m complaining about here.

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by Moosefire
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “Republic Airline” name
Replies: 17
Views: 2772

The “Republic Airline” name

First off, I realize how incredibly minor and petty this is, but it’s all in good fun. Is anyone else annoyed by the name Republic Airline (note the singular airline vs say “Republic Airlines”)? Once you see it’s tough to not. I realize they’ve got all sorts of brand stuff going on from RAH, Republi...

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by Moosefire
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289169

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

There are radically different views of fewer-type cost savings, even within the U.S. industry: DL, 898 mainline planes, 11 types (as of 12/31/2019) WN, 736 mainline planes, 1 type (They paid ~$160 million up-front to make the 717s go away. Plus all the training costs, and markets they had to exit b...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 757
Views: 117708

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

exFWAOONW wrote:
That is one rosy forecast, especially cargo.


FX added a massive new sort (Project Response AKA “the sunrise sort”) and has roughly a dozen more gates coming online through ‘22.

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by Moosefire
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 442677

Re: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR

Never mind, just realized its not. I wonder if they have tanks of water on each seat to simulate passenger weights though? Proving flights are designed to prove the airplane is capable of a flight, it’s to prove to the FAA the systems and procedures are valid and the flight can operate safely. They...

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by Moosefire
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can United Airlines Become Premium?
Replies: 27
Views: 4186

Re: Can United Airlines Become Premium?

ExPlat on AA here and I’ve moved all future bookings to United... the AA product is very diluted and not trending towards improvement. Recent “upgrades” to domestic F meals are cold only options compared to United’s hot offerings. Speaking of First on the 773 on AA I flew F DFW-LHR In may, full-far...

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by Moosefire
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can United Airlines Become Premium?
Replies: 27
Views: 4186

Re: Can United Airlines Become Premium?

https://onemileatatime.com/insights/can-united-airlines-become-premium/ Seems that American Airlines is more premium for now. Not sure how you’re coming to this conclusion. They appear to be. Also they serve food on certain domestic economy flights and they do have international first class onboard...

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by Moosefire
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how big will FedEx get @ IND?
Replies: 20
Views: 5296

Re: Just how big will FedEx get @ IND?

I am asking what is the role of IND for FedEx moving forward… they are growing @ IND…. Is FedEx MEM land locked? More than anything FedEx has maxed out the ability for the Memphis workforce to support large hub operations. Bussing workers from deep Mississippi and the golden triangle is already a r...

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by Moosefire
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs
Replies: 141
Views: 26838

Re: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs

Do we have confirmation FedEx bought a few DL 777Ls? It will happen as otherwise too much value in too many aircraft is lost. The question is when and if FedEx is an early buyer. I wonder if an engine PiP with split scimitar winglets would be enough to keep production going? Lightsaber I had stated...

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by Moosefire
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 241
Views: 30618

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

It’s just a pretty poor city. Fair amount of people, not a lot of wealth. That said I’m not sure how/where Allegiant is marketing but their gates are ALWAYS packed. I’d be shocked if their LF in under 95% out of MEM.

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by Moosefire
Fri May 14, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose
Replies: 27
Views: 5053

Re: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose

Join the military. You’ll still have a long career as an airline pilot. I thoroughly enjoy flying for my airline but military flying was one of the biggest privileges of my life.

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by Moosefire
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Newark "Focus City/Hub"
Replies: 33
Views: 4806

Re: jetBlue's Newark "Focus City/Hub"

It’s all just marketing

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 Years ago- Last MD-11 delivered to Lufthansa Cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6949

Re: 20 Years ago- Last MD-11 delivered to Lufthansa Cargo

It’s just a B**** to land.

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by Moosefire
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fedex 777 EFVS
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: Fedex 777 EFVS

EFVS is fleet wide with the exception of the A300. Occasionally you may see aircraft added to the fleet, Ship 840 for instance, that have no yet received their EFVS upgrade but it usually doesn’t take long.

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by Moosefire
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to Cut up to 6,300 Jobs in Europe; focus on Paris hub
Replies: 38
Views: 8979

Re: FedEx to Cut up to 6,300 Jobs in Europe; focus on Paris hub

This has to be a huge hit for ASL. I guess there might have been some kind of 5 year clause in the contract from the TNT take over that has now lapsed. That's the only reason I can come up with for why they would take this step right now when freight is booming. I hope ASL can find new jobs for man...

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by Moosefire
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed
Replies: 9
Views: 2208

Re: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed

Loosely related but it’s been done.

One of my good friends in college passed away in an accident and was an an intern for Delta Flight Ops, delta worked to have a fix on one of the ATL arrivals named for her.

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by Moosefire
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can airlines re-purpose new biz seats onto smaller a/c?
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: Can airlines re-purpose new biz seats onto smaller a/c?

usflyer msp wrote:
It has been done before. When US installed the reverse herringbone seats on their A330's, they took the old A330 seats and put them in their TATL 757's.

Bingo. This is exactly what first came to mind for me too.

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by Moosefire
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400 Into RSW
Replies: 36
Views: 7110

Re: DL 767-400 Into RSW

All I can say is the TSA numbers have been at 1 million all week (biggest week since early March). Lots of people are flying. I think the industry will power out of this from here on. But no, not aware of specific reason on RSW 764. RSW is traditionally a midwest stronghold. I’m not trying to turn ...

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