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by NiMar
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13840

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Great circle map it. Most efficient would be to start service from SEA. CLT-SEA-HND is 175 miles longer than direct. Gives pax time for a leg stretch, a meal before continuing. Can also route some DFW this way. Considering the recent moves with AS I think AA sees this as well.

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by NiMar
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 12669

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

The videos for vision 2040 show a buildout of around 50 gates for T2. Is RDU really going to need more than that? But I just answered my own question as to why you'd need it bother with a T1 - construction disruptions on T2...

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by NiMar
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 96987

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

The outdoor area in the new picture looks better though. Half the pictures look better/neutral, half worse. It will still be better than what is there now.

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by NiMar
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19619

Re: CLT announces record traffic numbers

I thought DFW reported 75 million.... Ah your list is a year old.

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by NiMar
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13878

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

SQ32 wrote:
It is hubris to think that an insignificant contribution of CO2 can have great impact on weather. Come on, human are not God.


Wow...

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by NiMar
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11454

Re: LAX: What is this?

My understanding is that there will be a separated tunnel for international arrivals to access the facility in TBIT.

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by NiMar
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11454

Re: LAX: What is this?

Ah, ok. Because in the satellite view provided above it looks like a tunnel is being built just north of the TBIT headhouse that goes straight into T3 and all the way out to the MSC. That could give Delta some nice gate access.

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by NiMar
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11454

Re: LAX: What is this?

Is there a tunnel being built from the Delta Terminals to the TBIT and on to the MSC?

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by NiMar
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13649

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Olympia should have an Airport and Airline Service. It's a State Capitol. Many "State Capitol Airports" have a lot of service. Sacramento, California & Austin,Texas. It's been tried. Big Sky served Olympia years ago. Service to Moses Lake and Spokane, IIRC. I think the time might be r...

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by NiMar
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14839

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

If SFO could only build two runways into the water they'd be more than fine. At least until Antarctica melted.

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by NiMar
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying this aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 4932

Re: Help identifying this aircraft?

If a plane like this existed wouldn't it be dangerous to have both engines next to each other like that? If one disintegrated or a blade got loose and parts went flying into the other you'd be in for a bad day.

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by NiMar
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4524

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

EWR being at 66% means UA is smart to move hub operations to IAD and make EWR O&D focused.

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by NiMar
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13649

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

It is only like 53 miles from Olympia to Sea-Tac. Those 53 miles can REALLY suck though. But I agree a better airport for the South Sound would be great, but that may be because I'm biased.

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by NiMar
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 30008

Re: Time for UA to step up?

IAD to MIA is like 110 miles further than BNA to MIA. At cruising speed that is covered quite quickly, like 13 extra minutes or so. Cost of fuel versus cost of new airport operations. I don't know the business thinking behind this stuff. Me I can see why they would currently rather have the hub in o...

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by NiMar
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13649

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

That is only for international arrivals to get to the new IAF. You will still use a tram plenty of times.

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by NiMar
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13649

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

They don't have a specific date AFAIK, but when they move it, will happen in the middle of the night. They've got the towers up and the diagonal supports installed too - just the middle section needs to get lifted into place. You are correct that it would be a sight to behold Word is that it's this...

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by NiMar
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57025

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I heard that the FAA slammed a fine on DL for committing a public nuisance. Good. They should have turned left, circled over the ocean for 20-30 min to dump fuel and then gone in for landing. This plane is ETOPS 180, right? We don't know much of what was happening in the flight deck to think or say...

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by NiMar
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26856

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

Wouldn't that -900 take a long time to load single door? That is long!

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by NiMar
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57025

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

RightRudder wrote:
I heard that the FAA slammed a fine on DL for committing a public nuisance.


Good. They should have turned left, circled over the ocean for 20-30 min to dump fuel and then gone in for landing. This plane is ETOPS 180, right?

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by NiMar
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7057

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

The president won by promising canceling the new MEX. Then they did a referendum asking if construction should be continued, the result was negative. So this is what the Mexican populace voted for, unfortunately for them (majority of which haven't flown on an airplane), the rest will pay the conseq...

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by NiMar
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57025

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Just saw this on ABC evening news. It sounded like it was this terrible thing, 60+ emergency personnel showed up to treat the children, with soap and water. Poor children, they received a bath by a complete stranger. I'm sure the kids held their breath the whole time too. Lawyers are going to have ...

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by NiMar
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57025

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

So according to AVHerald they got the engine under control, did not request a fuel dump but merely requested to land... This should have been done over the ocean before landing.

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by NiMar
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57025

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

If I were a parent of one of those kids I'd be suing the beep out of DL. Raining carcinogens on them...

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by NiMar
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13320

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

IAD is probably the most northeasterly airport in the US with four runways capable of simultaneous operations operating in a much less congested airspace than NYC and runway constrained Newark. So it makes sense for UA to make EWR an O&D focused airport and to make more reliable IAD the connecti...

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by NiMar
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13320

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

washingtonflyer wrote:

Go about 8 miles west of Dulles and you're in farm land. Yes, still today.

It is more huge estate after huge estate, horse farms and pastures of the landed Gentry.

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by NiMar
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13320

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

Also historically NYC always made for a better stop being the much bigger city and being closer to Europe basically in a straight path on to DC.

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by NiMar
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13320

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

All that being said, a couple of these new entrants have surprised me. EgyptAir for one, and Royal Air Maroc. I'm half expecting UA to dump LIS using their own metal and just code-share on the new TP service. There is a very large Egyptian population in northern VA, I believe I heard once that it w...

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by NiMar
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 14117

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

I just want to see a permanent C/D built in my lifetime so I am all for UA getting to 450 a day...

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by NiMar
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10319

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

You know matter is not created nor destroyed, it only changes right? Everyone is "contaminated". I read a cool fact in a book once that every person in Earth has on average 500 atoms in them that were once in Isaac Newton. And from his grandmother, and the beggar in the side alley from his...

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by NiMar
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area
Replies: 24
Views: 6038

Re: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area

Saw a news headline about a flock of geese but didn't read it.

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by NiMar
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Ann Arbor, MI eventually support air service?
Replies: 37
Views: 2653

Re: Could Ann Arbor, MI eventually support air service?

Far better utility to the whole state would be a passenger rail investment that links Grand Rapids to Detroit via Lansing, Ann Arbor, and DTW with the Wolverine line to Chicago using the new alignment from AA eastward. Fast frequent service and you'd up traffic at DTW as well.

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by NiMar
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67183

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

I used the 5A bus recently. Not too bad. Doing the strange stop at Herndon Monroe Park and Ride while it is all under construction (and for all intents and purposes closed) for basically zero users is an asinine waste of time.

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by NiMar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 67183

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

My wife and I usually told friends and visitors that they should only fly into BWI if it was $100 cheaper a ticket to make up for the inconvenience. Of course I lived in Alexandria...

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by NiMar
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 40370

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

If you view in topo map it is all 350-400 ft elevation. If you realigned the runways to match the cross runway it wouldn't cross any home for ten miles in either direction but almost intrudes on the McChord AFB runway flight path. DuPont is a super transient community of continuously moving militar...

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by NiMar
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 40370

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

If you view in topo map it is all 350-400 ft elevation. If you realigned the runways to match the cross runway it wouldn't cross any home for ten miles in either direction but almost intrudes on the McChord AFB runway flight path. DuPont is a super transient community of continuously moving military...

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by NiMar
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 40370

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XAVuNedbPvzMOXcu_Ts35OFaKZok9yBZ&usp=sharing I think something at this location on the edge of JBLM near DuPont is the best bet. Could get really ambitious and build the future HSR line right through it to connect it quickly up to Seattle. Landing and takeoffs ...

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by NiMar
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC125 Diversion to SEA
Replies: 20
Views: 4916

Re: AC125 Diversion to SEA

The strange part was that they landed into the direction everyone else was taking off at SEA... Mow through! Mow through!

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by NiMar
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 40370

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Sea-Tac could properly expand if they were allowed to buy out (and re-inter the bodies elsewhere) Bonnie-Watson cemetery. Then they could easily build a non space constrained second terminal and eventually rebuild the aging cluster that is the current airport. Honestly the giant triangular/chevron s...

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by NiMar
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW 1983 airport master plan
Replies: 16
Views: 3553

Re: DTW 1983 airport master plan

Well I'm glad this one went nowhere. Ooof.

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by NiMar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic
Replies: 45
Views: 10871

Re: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic

It's a predominantly O&D airport. There's less of a need for giant terminals and multiple runways to handle both large volumes of connecting pax and aircraft movements. It's the complete opposite of ATL, for example. Now, if they could only figure out how to alleviate the car traffic :) ATL isn...

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by NiMar
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 10330

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

Blaming ARN losing flights on a 16 y.o. girl. LOL.

Greater CPH (including parts of Sweden) is according to wikipedia somewhere north of 3 million. Metro Stockholm is 2.5 million. 100 miles difference on great circle mapper.

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by NiMar
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19809

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Dulles would work even better if there were a more direct Potomac river crossing from Montgomery County on, say, Rte 28. As it stands one has to go over the American Legion Bridge of the Beltway and endure awful traffic most of the day.

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by NiMar
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19809

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Do you have a link for the preliminary design of a replacement C/D?

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by NiMar
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 9746

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

One of my favorite domestic flights ever was IAD to DEN on a UA 777. I swear we were on a rocket I could see us blowing by other planes in the sky and we landed like 30 min sooner than I was used to when on a 737.

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by NiMar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 40370

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

I don't think you can easily make that walk. You can probably have your friend drop you off then get back to the cell lot and wait for your call.

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by NiMar
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First full electric airline service
Replies: 24
Views: 3961

Re: First full electric airline service

I'd love to see electric sea plane service in the Puget Sound. Flights from Olympia to Seattle and Bellevue bypassing the horrendous I-5 traffic... Would be nice if you could have commuter prices on it somehow.

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by NiMar
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 21930

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Great Circle Mapper suggests SEA is closer to most Asian locations than SFO (by 3-400 miles) or LAX (by 6-700 miles) and also to Europe, DXB, etc and competitive to BNE. If SEA realizes the hoped for efficiencies with their new IAF then DL will have made a prescient choice. But they probably are und...

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by NiMar
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 14531

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

Well that is something new. Whoa.

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by NiMar
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 65
Views: 15169

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

The only time JFK is a pain is when you are connecting and require a change of terminals. Otherwise the smaller terminals make walks shorter, ignoring some of the epic ones in T4 for regional flights. T8 opened earlier than some have noted. I first flew through there in mid 2006, connecting through...

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by NiMar
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 21930

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

The trouble is that SEA is too small so DL cant grow as large as they wish Seattle is the global headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, Costco, plus many others. It’s not some podunk backwater. True, but the infrastructure of the whole city is 20 years behind the growth curve and S...

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