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by kipfilet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

According to a statement of the government, TAP shall continue to be run as a private company with no interaction of the government. Therefore slight route adjustments due to COVID-19 may be possible, but I think they won’t necessarily skip half of their network once a new leadership is taking over...

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by kipfilet
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 255475

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.publico.pt/2020/07/02/econo ... ap-1922735
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Neeleman leaves TAP, Portuguese government buys his stake and controls >70% of the airline:
https://www.publico.pt/2020/07/02/econo ... ap-1922735

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by kipfilet
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22421

Re: Revisiting MH370

If the captain had wanted to make an issue of the political situation in Malaysia or express whatever grudge he had, he could have taken the plane to a foreign country, seek political asylum and make a point effectively. Making the plane mysteriously disappear and killing all aboard does not justif...

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by kipfilet
Tue May 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83942

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

kipfilet wrote:
UA claimed that they expected to have ~ same number of flights in the entire month of May 2020 as in a single day in May 2019. Extrapolating, that would be a reduction of around 96%.


Called it!

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by kipfilet
Mon May 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Got it, I guess I was choosing the wrong weekdays.

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by kipfilet
Mon May 25, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

GoncaloRibas wrote:
TP will fly 2xw between Lisbon and Newark in June

That's what they are saying, but it's not bookable anywhere.
What good is for them to keep flying if no one can buy those tickets?

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by kipfilet
Mon May 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

There is still no way to fly directly from the US to Portugal as of mid June.

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by kipfilet
Sat May 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

I would prefer to see a consolidation of national airlines in Europe, ideally dropping their national branding. TAP has a small market and unremarkable seat product. I'd rather have the airline merged into another airline unless it expanded significantly outside Portugal within Europe. Someone like...

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by kipfilet
Fri May 15, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25360

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

I thought this tweet was on point: https://twitter.com/DKThomp/status/1261306105998737408 Miles flown on U.S. airlines didn't surpass their pre-9/11 highs until the spring of 2004: 2.5 years later Miles flown didn't surpass their pre-Great Recession highs until 2013: ~5 years later COVID is a combo—...

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by kipfilet
Thu May 07, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?
Replies: 25
Views: 3861

Re: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?

Portuguese government is considering nationalizing TAP so I wouldn't rely too much on new routes. For some reason mods keep deleting threads about that!

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by kipfilet
Wed May 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83942

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

UA claimed that they expected to have ~ same number of flights in the entire month of May 2020 as in a single day in May 2019. Extrapolating, that would be a reduction of around 96%.

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by kipfilet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337656

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

Major airlines drafting plans to voluntarily shut down all domestic flights https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-domestic-passenger-flights-could-virtually-shut-down-voluntarily-or-by-government-order-11585013673?mod=breakingnews In my mind the train has left the station on this one happening. You're n...

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by kipfilet
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183340

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

UA has evidently suspended all new hire classes for FAs and pilots, and soliciting for voluntary leaves. That seems somewhat suicidal and is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Meanwhile, has AA and DL not even announced a cut to domestic capacity yet? Problem might not be that temporary i...

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by kipfilet
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83942

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

With the current macro situation, I guess that we should not count on TATL any time soon.

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by kipfilet
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83942

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

DL not serving JFK is the single most important thing preventing me from leaving UA for DL.

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by kipfilet
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

You and everyone else never read my full post obviously. I never compared a German with a Portuguese in absolute terms because that's like comparing apples to oranges. I was comparing purchasing power of an average Portuguese IN Portugal vs an average German IN Germany. Average meaning, not the wea...

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by kipfilet
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

I am a Portuguese person living abroad and to argue that (average) Portuguese people have higher purchasing power than (average) Germans is absolutely laughable, and is probably coming from someone who is completely out of touch with the reality of the average Portuguese household. There is a signif...

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by kipfilet
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP banned from Venezuela
Replies: 18
Views: 7944

Re: TAP banned from Venezuela

N62NA wrote:
Brilliant move on the part of Venezuela: Ban a well-respected world airline. And this benefits Venezuela how?

You are implicitly assuming that Venezuelan authorities act rationally in the best interests of Venezuela, that is a very strong assumption.

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by kipfilet
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20849

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

Who is down for some amateur financial analysis? Thankfully, all balance sheet/income statement data for large US airlines is readily available from the BTS website. This contains detailed info on different types of assets, costs, and revenues posted by large US airlines. All data that I will be usi...

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by kipfilet
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83942

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Lest you forget Northwest Airlink ran the route very briefly during the IND focus city days. Load factor was on average......2. http://www.itravelmag.com/travel-articles/608/ Did they carry on avg 2 PAX or did it avg 20% ... either way .. it was a failure .... so what has changed ? Revenue guarante...

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by kipfilet
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83942

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Contour adding IND from STL. Starts June 10th. $99 each way 2x weekly 1x weekend What in the... Why? Hahaha, IND-STL locally is not a huge traffic, and an easy drive on 70. I looked it up, this is more IND focused... IND-BNA/STL/PIT are being added. Contour will make a Base out of IND. Guess it's c...

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by kipfilet
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191360

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

This is looking horrible for Boeing. There are rumors that they may be spinning off the defense section to preserve the value there.

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by kipfilet
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83942

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

lower confidence under this line United expands in STL. - going out on a limb a bit on this one. . Also UA ground services in STL are extremely incompetent, have had some "interesting" experiences with them, hopefully that gets shaken too. It is United Mainline for Ticket Counter and Gate...

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by kipfilet
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 807
Views: 83942

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

lower confidence under this line United expands in STL. - going out on a limb a bit on this one. . As a UA FF really hoping for this one. The fact that we got a great deal of CRJ-550 inaugural routes was promising, and hopefully a signal that UA hasn't completely ignored the fact that there are bus...

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by kipfilet
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17812

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

It's not like carriers are beating down the door to serve Nigeria, and I'm sure Nigeria will never try this stunt Delta's Atlanta to Lagos flight. It seems the JFK-LOS flight was initially not viewed as Delta doing Nigeria a favour when it launched. :stirthepot: http://saharareporters.com/2015/07/1...

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by kipfilet
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217534

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Why do we always go gaga over BA when it comes to a TATL? They honestly have one of the worst services possible. At least on Norwegian Air Shuttle, you don't pay as much and you get free wifi. If we didn't have our head in BA 24/7, we would have had a flight by now. Other airlines have knocked on o...

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by kipfilet
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217534

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Right, I was going to use PIT as a counterexample to the claim that DE only flies to places with tourism appeal. But it is true that STL (and PIT) have basically zero tourist appeal from the point of view of German/European tourists. My guess is that most Germans won't know a single thing about St. ...

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by kipfilet
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217534

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

stl07 wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
UA adding service to ECP for spring break, looks like Saturday only.

Looks like it may only be one flight each way though. Or possibly 2. So nothing major. But nice either way.

Of all the airlines

Exactly what I thought :lol:

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by kipfilet
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion
Replies: 61
Views: 11666

Re: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion

SATADelay wrote:
Bookable 25NOV.

5 days a week, with exception of TUE/FRI, starting 04/JUN/20.

The flight departs 40 minutes after S4, both legs.

Love your username

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by kipfilet
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion
Replies: 61
Views: 11666

Re: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion

Wow S4 must be scrambling right now. Their financial situtation is already pretty dire, and the BOS-PDL monopoly is their cash cow. Yes and no. I think TP will offer a different dynamic. They will open up PDL to the entire U.S. via B6, not just "Boston". In addition, I can tell you that p...

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by kipfilet
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion
Replies: 61
Views: 11666

Re: TAP Portugal 2020 Summer Expansion

Wow S4 must be scrambling right now. Their financial situtation is already pretty dire, and the BOS-PDL monopoly is their cash cow.

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by kipfilet
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta drops Malaga and Azores
Replies: 15
Views: 5028

Re: Delta drops Malaga and Azores

Azores have been getting a lot of attention from outlets such as the NY Times and Lonely Planet in recent years. JFK-PDL was DL probably trying the waters.

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by kipfilet
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28869

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Of course we have the famous AK (AirAsia), CX, CZ, EK, EY, MH, PR, QF, SQ, SV, TG, etc. where the first letter of the code matches the first letter of the airline, but the second letter is very random. Then there is the reverse case; the second letter makes sense but not the first: . ⋅ DT...

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by kipfilet
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30588

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

Most people won't notice/be affected, a few people will greatly appreciate it, and a bunch of boomers will be offended.

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by kipfilet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 15658

Re: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes

Word in the local press in PDL is that DL was waiting for incentives to keep the route, and the local govt didn't hand them out.

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by kipfilet
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 17576

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

Does this establish legal precedent in other Lander or EU nations? definitely not in other EU countries, and since Germany has a civil law-based system, I doubt it even sets a precedent at the national level unless some specific legislation is enacted in the aftermath of this ruling (as opposed to ...

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by kipfilet
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4663

Re: US Could Be Granted $8B In Tariffs Of EU Goods

Yes, exactly, Airbus and Boeing have been playing this tug of war for years, and authorities so far refused to concede to a particular side for fear of escalation/unraveling. If the US govt follows through with the threat of tariffs on Airbus airplanes, this will pave the way for Europe (and perhaps...

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by kipfilet
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4663

US to impose tariffs on EU goods, including Airbus aircraft

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-can-le ... _lead_pos1
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The WSJ article focuses mostly on the potential effects of taxing Airbus aircraft. Can be relevant for Airbus-centric airlines such as DL
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-can-le ... _lead_pos1

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by kipfilet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.
Replies: 35
Views: 5693

Re: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.

Maybe AR would be a better fit? AA could work with the Argentine government to restructure / invest in the troubled national career. Given current and expected future political conditions, it is hard to believe that any foreign private investor would want anything to do with the Argentinian governm...

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by kipfilet
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

Exactly. The government has a huge interest in keeping TAP. They never wanted to and never will allow it to go completely private. Even now, they are building a new airport only to remove competition from LIS and TAP. The goal of the new airport is 100% to protect TAP. The irony of course if that t...

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by kipfilet
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

So was Malev. So was Sabena. So was Swissair. Let Neeleman take time losses and get the taxpayer out of this. Well, private shareholders did want an IPO for TAP; but the government wanted to retain 50% of the company and killed that idea: https://observador.pt/2019/02/06/acionistas-querem-tap-na-bo...

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by kipfilet
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29135

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

As others have said, this is just politics. Govt trying to find a way to blame previous government as it goes up for reelection.

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by kipfilet
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220024

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/Frances_Coppola/sta ... 1582075904
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Sounds like the financials are horrible. Brexit and policy uncertainty is probably just a scapegoat:
https://twitter.com/Frances_Coppola/sta ... 1582075904

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by kipfilet
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center
Replies: 19
Views: 3176

Re: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

I am definitely not ordering coffee or tea again.
Read somewhere that this may also make you rethink washing your hand next time you use the lavatories. Probably better to use sanitizer than spreading E. Coli all over the cabin.

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by kipfilet
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32971

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

greenair727 wrote:
^Simply put, all data and trends aside, Cleveland is a major global city


This quote should be framed and hung in an office somewhere.

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by kipfilet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21348

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Weird that STL is not on the list, always thought it was one of the largest unserved TATL markets.

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