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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL772 stuck in JNB
Replies: 35
Views: 14424

Re: DL772 stuck in JNB

ZEDZAG wrote:
zeke wrote:

Keep in mind JNB is a "hot and high" airport so the fuel load maybe dictated by the TOW that can be achieved on the day with the prevailing conditions.


Could you estimate the average TOW for DEC out of JNB for 77L? Same for 359?


It’s January now, not December

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL772 stuck in JNB
Replies: 35
Views: 14424

Re: DL772 stuck in JNB

Over the last 7 days this is what the average headwind component and flight time for this route on a 77L plans 14th 24 kts HW 15:14 15th 19 kts HW 15:06 16th 27 kts HW 15:15 17th 37 kts HW 15:34 18th 44 kts HW 15:53 19th 37 kts HW 15:30 20th 30 kts HW 15:18 Keep in mind JNB is a "hot and high&...

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 967
Views: 130135

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Not sure if this mistake fare or not, but just came across BOS-ZRH on FI for $959/rt in Business class. Looking through Google flights this fare shows up for a good portion of April, all of May and runs through the second week of June. https://www.google.com/flights#flt=/m/01cx_.ZRH.2020-04-01.BOSKE...

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways performance at Islamabad
Replies: 11
Views: 3730

Re: British Airways performance at Islamabad

Due to this route being only 3x weekly - do BA crew overnight in ISB for several days or do they deadhead back on the return?

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100
Replies: 32
Views: 2100

Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

IWMBH wrote:
I don't know about the America's but I think Braathens is your best chance if you want to fly a 146/RJ in Europe.


Do you happen to know what routes they fly them on or where I might be able to find that info?

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100
Replies: 32
Views: 2100

Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

YLWbased wrote:
Skyjet Philippines operates a fleet of 4xBAe146, recently flown them from Manila to Caticlan (Boracay).

YLWbased


Interesting option. Asia is a bit far, but I'd love it if that were a little closer.

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL772 stuck in JNB
Replies: 35
Views: 14424

Re: DL772 stuck in JNB

Hey. N702DN flying DL201 was canceled, anybody know what happened. Maintenance maybe??? Williams- Curious to know myself. Between the LAS-CDG 772 that diverted to BOS for mx last week, the 77L LAX-PVG engine/fuel dumping issue last week and now this, something is amiss with DL's 777 maintenance. Th...

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100
Replies: 32
Views: 2100

Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

I've been wanting to check this aircraft off my list and know they're getting harder and harder to find scheduled service on. I believe EI fly's them DUB-LCY and AF's regional CityJet may fly them still, though I'm unsure on what routes. Does anyone happen to have a list of the current routes still ...

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL772 stuck in JNB
Replies: 35
Views: 14424

Re: DL772 stuck in JNB

Hey. N702DN flying DL201 was canceled, anybody know what happened. Maintenance maybe??? Williams- Curious to know myself. Between the LAS-CDG 772 that diverted to BOS for mx last week, the 77L LAX-PVG engine/fuel dumping issue last week and now this, something is amiss with DL's 777 maintenance. Th...

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by jakeroberts212
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami
Replies: 54
Views: 11850

Re: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami

I'd just use the ignore feature. The poster does not have a basic understanding of how airline route management and fleet planning works and is incredibly upset that British Airways flies thrice a day to Miami for some odd reason. They DONT fly thrice a day MIA-LHR. How many BA flights Operated MIA...

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by jakeroberts212
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami
Replies: 54
Views: 11850

Re: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami

Such a joke of a post. Basically this exact same time last year BA announced the exact same 3x daily, only to mysteriously pull the 3rd flight AND the A380 and blame it on the Trent engines even though they don’t fly any aircraft to MIA with Trent engines. But BA can’t admit MIA is a poor yielding ...

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by jakeroberts212
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami
Replies: 54
Views: 11850

Re: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami

Such a joke of a post. Basically this exact same time last year BA announced the exact same 3x daily, only to mysteriously pull the 3rd flight AND the A380 and blame it on the Trent engines even though they don’t fly any aircraft to MIA with Trent engines. But BA can’t admit MIA is a poor yielding m...

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by jakeroberts212
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 967
Views: 130135

Re: Boston Aviation Thread 2020

[twoid][/twoid] Happy New Year fellow Boston Aviation participants. A few quick questions and then my wish for future destinations. With the issues in HKG will CX be dropping any flights from BOS? Has AT'S load factor been improving on their CMN-BOS-CMN route? Wish list for future BOS routes BOS-ATH...

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by jakeroberts212
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 967
Views: 130135

Re: Boston Aviation Thread 2020

Any GDS booking system. Seasonal service ends October 24th. You literally cannot book a flight for the route past that date. Why would it operate in the winter anyway? It’s a non-existent local market to a smaller sized hub and Boston-Europe demand falls off a cliff come November. Already a huge wi...

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by jakeroberts212
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 967
Views: 130135

Re: Boston Aviation Thread 2020

No, you are correct. It is seasonal and ends October 24th. Source? Any GDS booking system. Seasonal service ends October 24th. You literally cannot book a flight for the route past that date. Why would it operate in the winter anyway? It’s a non-existent local market to a smaller sized hub and Bost...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 967
Views: 130135

Re: Boston Aviation Thread 2020

Just curious where you’re seeing the OS flight being seasonal? I didn’t see that mentioned in the LH Group press release. https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/press/media-relations-north-america/news-and-releases/2019/q4/lufthansa-group-invests-in-boston-market-with-new-austrian-airlines-boston-vienna...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 967
Views: 130135

Re: Boston Aviation Thread 2020

Key new confirmed upcoming adds for BOS in 2020: AA: AUS, LHR, seasonal: GCM, NAS, EYW AC: seasonal YYC, YVR (resumption) OS: VIE (seasonal - did not know this was seasonal!) DL: LGW, FCO & MAN (seasonal) Seasonal resumptions: LIS, EDI, DUB WS: YYC (seasonal) LV: ORY (seasonal) F9: SJU SY: GSP ...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta’s JFK-GIG flight a day flight?
Replies: 20
Views: 3716

Re: Why is Delta’s JFK-GIG flight a day flight?

This is mostly a leisure route, not a business one, and so rather than having the plane sit at GIG all day, it lands in the morning and departs again. Better utilization. So why does AA operate their JFK-GIG-JFK flights as double redeyes? Why does AA do half the things they do?? Are we seriously us...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420537

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

How is it Boston cannot sustain service to Mexico City on AM, but YUL is? It looks like on some days AM runs MEX-YUL twice a day. Not to mention a daily (?) frequency on 4O. I have always assumed AM shot themselves in the foot on BOS-MEX with their flight timings. The 9PM arrival and 9AM departure ...

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/29/2019: UA Adds DEN-DDC,ORD-DEC, Drops IAH-CAE/DAY
Replies: 94
Views: 12465

Re: OAG Changes 12/29/2019: UA Adds DEN-DDC,ORD-DEC, Drops IAH-CAE/DAY

CX HKG-SEA SEP 1.0>0.7[1.0] DL struggled to run SEA-HKG daily and now apparently CX can’t maintain daily either. I don’t see SQ or CX lasting long in SEA. SQ doesn't operate HKG-SEA. They operate SIN-SEA, which they are increasing capacity on: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/28821...

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by jakeroberts212
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/29/2019: UA Adds DEN-DDC,ORD-DEC, Drops IAH-CAE/DAY
Replies: 94
Views: 12465

Re: OAG Changes 12/29/2019: UA Adds DEN-DDC,ORD-DEC, Drops IAH-CAE/DAY

CX HKG-SEA SEP 1.0>0.7[1.0]

DL struggled to run SEA-HKG daily and now apparently CX can’t maintain daily either. I don’t see SQ or CX lasting long in SEA.

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by jakeroberts212
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are AC and DL terminal 2 partners at FLL?
Replies: 24
Views: 3549

Re: Why are AC and DL terminal 2 partners at FLL?

Fort Lauderdale Airport’s Terminal #2 (aka the Delta Terminal) is in the midst of a $177million renovation project. The only current tenants of Terminal #2 are Delta and Air Canada, which seems like an unusual combination. Next door, in Terminal #1, is United and WestJet together, among others. My ...

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by jakeroberts212
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another setback for Boeing - MAX crisis adviser out
Replies: 0
Views: 1066

Another setback for Boeing - MAX crisis adviser out

Boeing 737 Max crisis adviser Michael Luttig, 65, announces retirement marking the latest departure at the troubled aerospace giant after CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Sounds like the pressure was too much and only going to get worse? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7830791/Boeing-lawyer-handled-...

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by jakeroberts212
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22418

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

I’m curious about all the comments about the excessive luggage being brought. AA sets luggage rules - how many bags and how much each bag can weigh. So if excessive luggage is to blame for the unplanned stops, even though AA weighs all checked luggage, then why are they allowing so much luggage/weig...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cancelled fights at MDW Christmas Eve
Replies: 57
Views: 10335

Re: Cancelled fights at MDW Christmas Eve

Indeed. I bet the other airlines serving MDW had barely a 738 worth of empty seats between them, if that. Also keep in mind that because of the way that WN's network works -- where the vast majority of connecting passengers have options over at least four or five "hubs" in different parts...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15405

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

So in the end they had to wait 2 extra hours. The horror. Where are you getting 2 hours? The article says the game ended just after 7 and they didn't even board until 11pm, so the delay was closer to 4-hours. They had to sit at the stadium they'd just lost at for 3-hours alone. Teams don't go right...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cancelled fights at MDW Christmas Eve
Replies: 57
Views: 10335

Re: Cancelled fights at MDW Christmas Eve

Fun times for the WN staff at MDW today. Imagine emotions are running high at being told your flight is cancelled on Christmas Eve and WN (I believe) has no interline partners to rebook passengers on other airlines. I get weather issues are out of WN's hands, but at least AA and UA have options if ...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cancelled fights at MDW Christmas Eve
Replies: 57
Views: 10335

Re: Cancelled fights at MDW Christmas Eve

Fun times for the WN staff at MDW today. Imagine emotions are running high at being told your flight is cancelled on Christmas Eve and WN (I believe) has no interline partners to rebook passengers on other airlines. I get weather issues are out of WN's hands, but at least AA and UA have options if t...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15405

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

smokeybandit wrote:
So in the end they had to wait 2 extra hours. The horror.


Where are you getting 2 hours? The article says the game ended just after 7 and they didn't even board until 11pm, so the delay was closer to 4-hours. They had to sit at the stadium they'd just lost at for 3-hours alone.

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20467

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

Mandatory OT in this business is a fact of life in this business . You know this going into the job that you don't own your life when you first start this job. You are needed whenever your schedule calls you to be there. Mandatory is usually based on seniority (since this is a Union shop) as well -...

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by jakeroberts212
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420537

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Someone took that rather personally... I guess that fact that I was once a BOS based B6 mosaic means I don’t know what I’m talking about and flew every trip out of spite. (Also the same year I was on the cover of a major aviation magazine but that’s a whole other point) Meanwhile ask your friend fo...

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by jakeroberts212
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420537

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Flew into BOS from MIA yesterday on AA, my flight was only half full and paid $114 (had the choice of a $79 basic economy)...good luck to F9, they’ll need it. A few things to say here.. 1). I’ve followed the BOS thread for a few years now and I can’t help but notice whenever you post it’s always so...

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by jakeroberts212
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420537

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Flew into BOS from MIA yesterday on AA, my flight was only half full and paid $114 (had the choice of a $79 basic economy)...good luck to F9, they’ll need it. A few things to say here.. 1). I’ve followed the BOS thread for a few years now and I can’t help but notice whenever you post it’s always so...

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by jakeroberts212
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420537

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Crew Fam trips back and forth between YYZ and BOS...4 or 5 a day at least. Crew familiarization trips will be to NYC, nothing announced about BOS. https://onemileatatime.com/air-canada-a220/ They certainly could show up in BOS. Would not surprise me to see the AC A220 on BOS-YYC & BOS-YVR as ye...

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by jakeroberts212
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420537

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

BS, sorry, before the hurricanes B6 were at 5 daily even 6, with this add it gets back to that. It’s the biggest market in the region for B6 and a little competition won’t hurt. If DL decides to pile in, I will definitely agree with you, but at this level, sorry I just don’t agree. And? B6 was at o...

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by jakeroberts212
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420537

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Is the A220 that AC has just taken the first of (today) suitable for the BOS-YYZ market? Or is it too much plane? Capacity wise, no. Range wise, yes. AC announced the first destination being YUL-SEA and YYZ-SJC, so long and thin routes. https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019-08-14-Air-Canada-Announce...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29276

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Nicknuzzii wrote:
BOS doesn’t stand a chance since ET can’t even a fill a plane 4x a week to EWR, a major UA hub.


So then how does IAH or ORD stand a chance?

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29276

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

IAH has a lot more premium markets than BOS by a long shot. More premium markets by a long shot? You clearly have no clue what constitutes a premium market. Let me give you examples: ZRH - no IAH HKG - no IAH PVG - no IAH BOS has non-stop to ALL THREE! So aside from SYD - name one premium market IA...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 52
Views: 10136

Re: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

My friend went to the star wars celebration event in Chicago this weekend and toured around till he saw the booth that was hosted by NH. He talked to the reps at the booth for sometime and eventually mentioned that he was from Toronto. That's when not only one but two reps from the airline leaked i...

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by jakeroberts212
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29276

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

IAH is a more premium route than LAX and BOS to Africa, due to the energy sector. Plus, Houston has a larger diaspora than BOS, so IAH has more potential than both cities. IAH may be larger, but it is NOT more premium than BOS. IAH has no service to Western Africa and BOS has service to both RAI an...

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420537

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Used to spot them with regularity when I lived outside BOS — they were hands down my favorites — will be sad to see them go but it's understandable given they are getting up there in age. I wouldn't be that shocked to see the 35K carry over into the winter schedule. BA certainly has options, 350, 7...

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by jakeroberts212
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29276

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Inaugural flight just took off from LFW, scheduled to land around 7:30 tonight, Houston time. Too bad I'm not back in town until later this week - would have definitely been nice to see it. Good for the airport to get back into the six continent club as well. Well, good luck, but it is doomed to fa...

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