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by citationjet
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 33
Views: 875

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

I have never understood why ATL Has concourses A thru F and also T. T and A are next to each other.

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by citationjet
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 1549

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

No
Worse than DL, UA , and AS.

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by citationjet
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to 50 states
Replies: 49
Views: 9404

Re: United to 50 states

worldtraveler2 wrote:
The "First To Fly All 50 States" timetable dated October 28, 1984...


One of these timetables is currently for sale on eBay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283502762676

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by citationjet
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Although not a turboprop, I love hearing the sound of Doc, the restored B-29 flying around my city. It has been over a year since its first flight, but I still find myself running outdoors every time I hear it fly over my house. Doc's home base airport is Wichita, KS. https://www.b29doc.com/

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by citationjet
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 58
Views: 4468

Re: Weighting passenger

We take a lot of time and effort weighing bags, so why not pax as well if we are going to those efforts? Can’t be too much harder. Time an effort are taken to weigh checked bags at the ticket counter so that the airline can collect additional fees and revenue. It has nothing to do with weight and b...

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by citationjet
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?
Replies: 12
Views: 1751

Re: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?

http://youtu.be/4qtDgCjdYGU


Great link. A Cathay Pacific Passenger Network Manager answers the question about why no A380 on the video.
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SJL wrote:
They answer that questions themselves here:

http://youtu.be/4qtDgCjdYGU


Great link. A Cathay Pacific Passenger Network Manager answers the question about why no A380 on the video.

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Historic ways Airlines would distinguish special flights in their timetables
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Historic ways Airlines would distinguish special flights in their timetables

The pricing is pretty interesting on the Alaska timetable. In 1959 a round trip ticket from SEA to ANC was $225. Equivalent to about $2,000 today. I just looked at today’s fares for the same route with 2 week notice and they are $290 (saver), $350 (main cabin), and $738 (first class). No wonder I s...

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Historic ways Airlines would distinguish special flights in their timetables
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Historic ways Airlines would distinguish special flights in their timetables

TWA used the term Royal Ambassador Service, which was enhanced meal service that was introduced on international flights soon after the jets arrived, http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/complete/tw66/tw66-08.jpg Braniff also used the term Silver Service for meal service between major markets ear...

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by citationjet
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3401

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I double check my boarding card seat with the row number, then I say excuse me, I think you are sitting in my seat, what seat is on your boarding card? Then they check the seat and move, If they ask if I would mind sitting in their seat I say no because they are invariably trying to improve a middl...

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA DFW
Replies: 9
Views: 2452

Re: AA DFW

It seems that when a plane is early, or late, there is no gate. Only for those flights that come in on time - at least to my experience - that there is a gate. I am fully aware that gate space is at a premium and that planes need to get in and out on time for the next plane to come in. I recently h...

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 35050

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

An interesting comparison, in a restaurant, ordering a set menu is always cheaper than ordering the same foods al la carte. you can always order a set then not consuming part of the food, no one will argue that it is illegal and you must pay the price difference to the restaurant. The same situatio...

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 35050

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Name me one nonstop route or market that UA has a monopoly on ? Some of the nonstop UA routes that are only served by UA, just from DEN: DEN - ANC DEN - FAI DEN - NRT DEN - LIH DEN - KOA DEN - OGG DEN - GCC DEN - ISN DEN - DIK DEN - MOT DEN - DVL DEN - JMS DEN - PIR DEN - ATY DEN - LBF DEN - EAR DE...

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by citationjet
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 5831

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

alasizon wrote:
Can you point out who just added PHX-CID, PHX-ICT, PHX-MSY, PHX-RDU, or PHX-COS?


WN started PHX-ICT service on April 12, 2016.
https://www.flywichita.com/southwests-new-nonstops-begin-tuesday/

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by citationjet
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 5831

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

jasoncrh wrote:
When America West, AA's predecessor started, COS was one of the original cities, with multiple flights per day.


From HP's first timetable, they had two non-stops a day to PHX.
http://www.departedflights.com/HP103083p1.html

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by citationjet
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 5831

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

Starting December 18, AA will fly nonstop to PHX from ICT. The service will operate daily but on a seasonal basis through May 6.

https://www.flywichita.com/american-airlines-adds-nonstop-to-phoenix/

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by citationjet
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7111

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

CR-200 on any airline. Temperature control is poor. Window position is too low.
A319. AA's Y seating is terrible.

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by citationjet
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline question, Am I protected if I book 2 separate tickets on different airlines via a city!?
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Airline question, Am I protected if I book 2 separate tickets on different airlines via a city!?

If the two airlines don't have baggage agreements, then you cannot check it thru to the final destination. You will have to claim it and recheck it on the second airline.

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by citationjet
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?

Most airlines load inventory 11 months ahead.

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by citationjet
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

I just flew BA last week LHR to ARN, and CPH to LHR. Credit cards only. BA charged for water, coffee, tea, sodas, basically everything.

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by citationjet
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 115439

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I flew an AA MD80 this week DFW to ICT. Sat in the back near the galley, it was loud. I asked the Captain what he was flying next, he said he is moving to the 777. Lots of round gauges in the cockpit. The interior looked rather tired and worn, as one might expect. My next (and probably last) MD80 fl...

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by citationjet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23264

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Hmm, was curious about your comment. On this 1976 United Airlines timetable page http://www.departedflights.com/UA061176p42.html for Honolulu it shows 10-12 747 flights a day. A 1972 timetable on the same website shows 8+ wide bodies a day from HNL. Was there a draw-down in 1974? A strike perhaps? ...

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by citationjet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6698

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

All three flights per day ICT to ATL are MD-88s.

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by citationjet
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23264

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

KFLLCFII wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
How did airlines fill up large widebodies in the old days?


Non-revs.


I remember being a non-rev on Braniff's 747 from DFW to HNL. One time I remember 65 non-revs on the flight.

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by citationjet
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7029

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Retracting the flaps (and leading edge slats) keeps them from getting damaged by ground equipment at the gate.

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by citationjet
Tue May 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7846

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Braniff was the only airline to order the 707-227, which had more powerful engines specifically requested by Braniff. No other airline ordered that version of the 707.

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by citationjet
Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 1148

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

I was replying to another poster who suggested buying a separate ticket on NK or WN to BOS (or some other gateway) and then another ticket on Norwegian to Europe, which I think is a horrible idea for any multitude of reasons. I have no problem with what OP proposed which is perfectly reasonable and...

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by citationjet
Tue May 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 1148

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

Wow what a horrible idea. OP, do not do that. You're clearly looking for the best, cheapest ticket. The best ticket is always a nonstop from your origin to your destination. If you buy separate tickets to BOS or wherever and your inbound is delayed, Norwegian will not be obligated to accomodate you...

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3547

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

Many, many years ago, a Captain was welcoming everyone on board. He said that "we have the finest flight attendants in the world, unfortunately none of them are working today's flight". Everyone got a chuckle from that one. After a rather rough landing, the flight attendant came on and sai...

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8158

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

Gulfstream500 wrote:
WOW! Now I can fly between CUN and some city I’ve never heard of at 2 PM on Wednesday with only 28 inches of legroom.


And the seats don't recline, and you get to pay for carry on AND checked luggage.

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2390

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

Including the current livery, Delta has had four since 2001.

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2390

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Delta went through 3 different liveries in less than 10 years (including the current one).


Three different liveries at the same time.

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by citationjet
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29819

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Agreed, I actually left G4 just about a month after the last MD-80. It was sad to see them go and the end of an era. I don't think a lot of the newer employees realize how important the MD-80 was to G4 and how they grew the airline. I for one was glad to see G4 get rid of their MD-83 and -88s. Too ...

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flies what into Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Who flies what into Singapore

This will give you a pretty good idea of who flies what into Singapore.
https://flightaware.com/live/airport/WSSS

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?
Replies: 16
Views: 2728

Re: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?

What about the engine change on the DC8 from 60 series to 70 series?

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by citationjet
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?

ICT gets 3 AA MD-80s and 3 DL MD-88s per day. AA goes to DFW, and DL goes to ATL.

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by citationjet
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8380

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

WeatherPilot wrote:
Gate F3 at the International Terminal has dual bridges.


I don't see it in this photo.
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.6389388,-84.4190318,418m/data=!3m1!1e3

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by citationjet
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8380

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

cranberrysaus wrote:
It looks like ATL doesn't have any dual bridges. Do they use a single bridge even for A380s?

Google maps shows no dual bridges at ATL. The image shows two 747s, both using and having only single bridges.

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15693

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

BoeingGuy wrote:
Has anyone ever flown SFO-GUM? Did Braniff try it in their ill advised expansion?


Braniff flew LAX to GUM non-stop.
http://www.timetableimages.com/i-bc/bn8006i.jpg
http://www.departedflights.com/BN102879p28.html

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 6638

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

I flew an AA MD-80 last month from DFW to ICT. ICT still has 3 MD-80 flights per day to/from DFW. The MD-80 is much more comfortable than AA's A319s in coach. Will miss the 3-2 seating in coach.

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2184

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

PI4EVER wrote:
737-200Adv


737-200Adv in Frontier colors.

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Alaska Airlines retire their MD80's before everyone else?
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: Why did Alaska Airlines retire their MD80's before everyone else?

Google is your friend. "Why did Alaska retire their MD80s?" http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2002863678_alaska14.html With fuel prices hovering near record highs and more than three dozen new Boeing planes on order, Alaska Airlines has decided to retire its fleet of 26 M...

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 5463

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Why should he avoid Alaska, none of those places are accessible by land accept anchorage/Seward and arguably Skagway I included Alaska cruises based on the OP's latest reply #9 where he says "And I maintain this stance; what's the fun of being on an awesome, ocean-going vessel if you can see t...

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1513

Re: How many countries have you visited?

My criteria for counting a country as having visited is that I must spend at least one night there. Changing planes in AMS, for instance, does not count as visiting the Netherlands. Landing without getting off the airplane also does not count as visiting a country, in my opinion. Spending the night ...

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 5463

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

I believe one of the cruise lines has a route from Boston to Bermuda, which is more of what we're looking for, see - however the itinerary only allows three days in Bermuda; I'm not certain that's correct. Bermuda's a place you go to unwind & have magnus relaxicus, no? Vacationers deserve more ...

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7192

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

An international airport does NOT refer to international commercial airline service. An international airport is "an airport with customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between countries".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_airport

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7192

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

As already mentioned, there are many of these. Since I currently live in Kansas, I'll bring up one closest to me - Wichita. Actually Wichita's airport (ICT) is named Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. https://www.flywichita.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_Dwight_D._Eisenhower_Nationa...

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1513

Re: How many countries have you visited?

65 countries. My goal since college has been that the number of countries have to always exceed my age. For the past 40 years I have been able to maintain that goal.

I have been to all continents except Antarctica, and that will be accomplished within the next 12 months.

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 5463

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

The incorrect use of a cruise ship is to perform journeys to destinations that are just as reachable by land. There are "cruises" for instance from San Francisco to Vancouver. And you can take a blamed Greyhound bus from San Francisco to Vancouver so these cruises are a total waste of a s...

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by citationjet
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718224

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Only 11 Max 8's currently in flight in North America.
https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B38M

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