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by bpat777
Mon May 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 31107

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Exactly WHAT makes it a Premium narrow body?? Wider seats, bigger bins, bigger windows, better AVOD? wider seats, more pitch, better AVOD are already on the entire B6 fleet. Let's not overstate DL A220-100 here. It's a good y seat domestically, but those 36 inch FC seat is pretty uninspiring. Don't...

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by bpat777
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 389925

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Great job by UA. It's my 2nd favorite new livery after AS

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by bpat777
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 151644

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

If I were to fly B6 to Europe my concern wld be getting back home to the U.S. during inclement weather in the summer and winter. Their schedules go down hill quickly if weather conditions aren't perfect on the east coast.

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by bpat777
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 6089

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

Reading this post makes me realize how close the 3 major NYC area airports are to one another. I now have a better understanding to how quickly and easily things go down hill during not so perfect weather conditions. Then to add TEB into the mix.

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by bpat777
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 255240

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

There's a DL 763ER JFK-ATL this weekend and the flight # is 8801. Wld anyone know the purpose of this flight? It seems like a ferry flight being that the number is in the 8000s.

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by bpat777
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 54347

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

What annoys me about when I travel on AA, UA or AS is that I've found that many times the outlets don't work. Same goes for WN since they don't offer outlets at all. So I have to choose to either do without IFE or deal with a drained battery when I arrive.

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by bpat777
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 3316

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

RDU TPA (All airsides) and IND are my top 3

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by bpat777
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 14167

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

I'm Gold with AA so I have traveled with them the last 2 yrs pretty often. Many of their customer service employees seem very hit or miss compared to DL WN and even UA. Half the time I board an AA flight the F/A is on their cell phone or having a conversation with another F/A that has nothing to do ...

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by bpat777
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Daily YUL-RDU + Upgauging YYZ-RDU/CLT
Replies: 41
Views: 7167

Re: Air Canada Announce Daily YUL-RDU + Upgauging YYZ-RDU/CLT

CLTRampRat wrote:
The E175 will be a welcome change at CLT. Those Air Georgian CR2s (and sometimes CR1s) are rough and often covered in dents and speed tape.

Do any of the E175s sport the new livery?


Several E75s sport the new livery

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 250547

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone know total number of gates AA will have once all flights are under one roof?

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by bpat777
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106100

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Is the new South Concourse still scheduled to open early 2019?

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by bpat777
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 7853

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

I've flown the 717 with both FL and DL (mostly up front) and I agree its extremely noisy. I remember the rear being pretty quiet however.

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by bpat777
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 7853

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

I've flown the 717 with both FL and DL (mostly up front) and I agree its extremely noisy. I remember the rear being pretty quiet however.

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by bpat777
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 19045

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

I love Southwest's "Transfarency" policy, but I really don't think it's going to last forever. People have been saying this for over a decade now and bags (<- plural) still fly free. Not saying it won't happen, but there's no indication it will at the moment, the airline is producing near...

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by bpat777
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 137146

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

AAtakeMeAway wrote:
I didn’t realize mainline even flew MSP-RDU.


I believe that's RDU-ORD-MSP

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by bpat777
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 135718

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Saw MD-90 N916DN depart yesterday and noticed that the right wingtip strobe was a flashing LED exactly like on the newer B739s whereas the left wingtip strobe was a standard blinking light. Thought that was really unusual. Never seen a Mad Dog with an LED strobe (I know a few did get LED landing li...

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by bpat777
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Rwy 13\31 Welcome To New York Sign
Replies: 0
Views: 923

LGA Rwy 13\31 Welcome To New York Sign

Noticed there has been work going on for about a week and now the iconic Welcome to New York sign on the edge of LGA Rwy 13/31 has been removed. I've heard a replacement is on the way. Also, things seem to be moving along with the construction progress. The new B Concourse has gate numbers on the je...

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by bpat777
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline IAH-LAX
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

AA Mainline IAH-LAX

Looks like a pair of A319s will be operating IAH-LAX on AA in the fall winter schedule.

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by bpat777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7625

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Pay attention AA. This is one reason DL is the go to airline for domestic travel.

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by bpat777
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 135718

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I stated many times in this thread I do NOT fly the MD90/MD88 or 717 so that makes 100% AVOD for me. Its quite easy to avoid those plane types by avoiding ATL If only avoiding ATL could guarantee not flying the MD-88/90 or 717 I am connecting BNA-DTW-AMS and the BNA-DTW is on the 717 but my consola...

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by bpat777
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and bag fees
Replies: 10
Views: 1426

Re: US3 and bag fees

AA, DL, and UA all have a $25 fee for the first checked bag: https://traveltips.usatoday.com/airlines-baggage-fees-61226.html WN has 2 free checked bags B6 has 1 free checked bag AS has a $25 fee for the first bag as well. I believe B6 only allows the 1st bag free on the two higher tier fare catego...

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by bpat777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 135718

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I've said it before and I will say it again, DL has done an amazing job converting the entire fleet (less the dogs to be retired), into beautiful, passenger friendly birds. I fly all the time and I really appreciate AVOD nearly 100% of the time, across the network. Nice new seats, overhead bins, mo...

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by bpat777
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 6014

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

It's not an airport but I believe Terminal A (MAT) at LGA is one large room with 5 or 6 gates. I arrived on B6 one afternoon and it looked like a club it was so crowded.

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by bpat777
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New int'l gates open June 30 at SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3989

Re: New int'l gates open today at SAN

I believe some domestic gates were converted to swing gates capable of international or domestic use.

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by bpat777
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Main Break at LGA.
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Water Main Break at LGA.

Seems like there was a water main break at LGA Terminal B and there are no restrooms for passengers or employees. The Port Authority has had portable toilets in use for several hours now. That new terminal can't finish soon enough.

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by bpat777
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA

I travel domestically pretty often and have always found MCO to have the longest TSA lines. However, I flew out of SEA on a Sunday at 4p and have never experienced lines so long at the checkpoint nearest the B gates. If my hotel didn't honor my 2 pm late check out request I may have missed my flight...

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by bpat777
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 20130

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

TC957 wrote:
Many of the Caribbean airports don't have jetties.

Actually many of the larger airports now have jetties including: MBJ, KIN, PAP, SDQ, BGI, POS and NAS. I know STT still uses stairs.

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by bpat777
Thu May 31, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 135718

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N77 ... /MSLP/KDTW

The 1st ex-GOL 738 has returned to service going on 2 weeks.
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N77 ... /MSLP/KDTW

The 1st ex-GOL 738 has returned to service going on 2 weeks.

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by bpat777
Thu May 31, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 25107

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

So far the rumor is LGA-MSY daily and PBI and MCO on Saturdays

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by bpat777
Thu May 24, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on AS Premium Economy
Replies: 46
Views: 4107

Re: Thoughts on AS Premium Economy

It always surprises me how excited people get for prepackaged junk food on a two hour flight. I find that odd as well ... especially if they are still serving free booze. Yea, free alcohol wld get my money too, although I do know many people who don't drink. I guess some passengers prefer the free ...

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by bpat777
Thu May 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 7007

Re: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s

I'm probably one of the few that prefers the CR9 over the E75.

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by bpat777
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Current U.S. Airline Rankings is Out
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Most Current U.S. Airline Rankings is Out

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes ... erica/amp/

Great job to AS and WN. Im pretty surprised B6 was so near the bottom of the list.
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes ... erica/amp/

Great job to AS and WN. Im pretty surprised B6 was so near the bottom of the list.

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by bpat777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 37186

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Yes I have to agree with you about the ugliest A350 out there. Shame because the A350 is such an amazing looking aircraft.

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by bpat777
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 21572

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Adispatcher wrote:
What do you expect them to say?

Unable is unable.


Exactly how I feel about the situation. Why sugarcoat it or give them false hope? It wasn't happening.
I personally think DL's response was far from "ice cold". It was professional and direct.

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by bpat777
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 23374

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Happy to hear the E190s will be retired soon.Flew on them several times YYZ-LGA in the last year or so and they are shabby and depressing and ready for the Victorville scrapyard. LOL that's not very complimentary to aircraft that are only 10-12 years old. I've always thought the E90s to be a very n...

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by bpat777
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 4544

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

My main grip with the CRJ is also the low placement of the windows. Luckily I haven't flown on a CRJ in many years. I definitely remember knowing when the gear was lowered because of the loud bang.

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by bpat777
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Fleet Review
Replies: 10
Views: 3611

Re: JetBlue Fleet Review

Would B6 having 3 configurations for their A321s (Mint, Core, LR) pose any challenges?

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by bpat777
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 19468

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

Well, if you miss all the signs (electronic and regular) on every road leading to the airport you should miss your flight. I agree with you on that one. It never ceases to amaze me how many people ask questions and their are neon and printed signs/arrows and directions all over with answers. Too ma...

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by bpat777
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 19468

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

I flew into the MAT from BOS one Saturday and I was surprised at how small and bare bones the gate area is. Kinda like one large room.
Must be just as miserable as the CTB/Concourse A was during delays or peak times.

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by bpat777
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 135718

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I flew N667DN JFK-ATL on Jan. 19th and noticed it flew to AMA after. Is it getting painted? It looked like a fresh coat would due her well.

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by bpat777
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 137146

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

There are/were a handful of 32B's with the red tips as well.

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by bpat777
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ
Replies: 63
Views: 11748

Re: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ

Good to see RIC get an additional DEN flight next summer. Will it go to 2x E75 or will mainline remain?

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by bpat777
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 120888

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

And also, I am not expecting any 757 retirement this coming year 2018. Because the 34 units that are left are International 757s, 34 International 757s which include 10 ex-US International 757s doing PHX-Hawaii runs, and they are likely to stay in the fleet for a while. American retired all of its ...

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by bpat777
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 6682

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

Spirit flies IAH-LGA? Or did they mean DFW-LGA maybe?

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by bpat777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Terminal 7 Renovations. When completed?
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: LAX Terminal 7 Renovations. When completed?

I would say that terminal 7 is about 75% complete. The gates at the end were being worked on when I was last there in early Nov. Terminal 8 seemed to be moving along more slowly with the renovation. The new TSA is also up and running.

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by bpat777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL terminal upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: ATL terminal upgrades

I also think the updates are a big improvement. I haven't flown to or through ATL in about 5 months and looking forward to seeing the progress later this month. Does anyone know how far along the project is and its expected completion date?

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by bpat777
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 cabin update
Replies: 52
Views: 7161

Re: DL's 757 cabin update

I'm still baffled how so many people find airplanes so uncomfortable, but as a DL Silver and AA Gold I personally find all classes to be comfortable for pretty much any flight I take. This includes DL's 199 pax 757s. In First I'm comfortable, in Delta Comfort + I'm enjoy my flights and no issues wit...

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by bpat777
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 15803

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I think AA does a pretty good job with ORD. I rarely have any issues with delays flying to or through ORD on AA. I feel the facilities aren't the best but the operation usually runs smoothly for the most part. The only AA hub that's hit or miss with me is MIA because of delays and the attitude of so...

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by bpat777
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 2178

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

The terminal WN and AS use is one of the nicest terminals in the country. Very bright and airy

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 13540

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Once completed all terminals and concourses will be unified.

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