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by Cubsrule
Mon May 31, 2004 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! Need Schedules From FLL-CUN For US Airways
Replies: 8
Views: 3364

RE: Help! Need Schedules From FLL-CUN For US Airways

US only shows Flights 104 and 749 with a connection in <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>. You'd leave <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> at 11:15 <acronym title="Aerome...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 31, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Or RG To South America?
Replies: 73
Views: 9861

AC Or RG To South America?

Hi all. I'm planning a trip to <acronym title="Santiago - Arturo Merino Benitez (Pudahuel) (SCL / SCEL), Chile">SCL</acronym> (from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>) and am having to make some decisions about which airline(s) to use. I'm not ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 30, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N929RD
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

RE: N929RD

I've noticed N929RD and other similar aircraht at MDW before. They are often parked at the FBO on the south side of the airport near the C8 operation.

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 30, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Survival Strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

RE: US Airways Survival Strategy

I don't think Alphascan is a US employee. He said he got it from business travel coalition, and the URL would indicate that as well. On the topic, I nothing in that document screams at me as stupid. It seems logical to put more emphasis on <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCL...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 29, 2004 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Check-In Staffs Days Numbered?
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

RE: Are Check-In Staffs Days Numbered?

US is allowing international checkin with kiosks for "simple" international travel when a passport is the only documentation necessary.

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 29, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking News Plane Crashes In Chicago Suburb
Replies: 40
Views: 11551

RE: Breaking News Plane Crashes In Chicago Suburb

BOT- The plane was some sort of small Cessna- I've heard both four and six seats; the information is still preliminary. WBBM is reporting 2 fatalities. It looks like a detached garage at a home in 139th street got destroyed, but no one is reporting any ground casualties. If I find a link that you gu...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 28, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/WorldGateway Info & Praise
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

RE: NW/WorldGateway Info & Praise

I don't think that it would be worth the expense for <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> to leave <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> for <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acr...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 28, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Exp. To Stop PIT-RDG Service In Sept.
Replies: 14
Views: 5712

RE: US Airways Exp. To Stop PIT-RDG Service In Sept.

At only 224 miles, RDG-<acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> is probably not a significant O&D market, so these flights primarily provide feed. Thus, PSU.<acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 28, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Routes
Replies: 40
Views: 4378

RE: Unusual Routes

From what I hear, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> does fairly well on <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 28, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Photo...A380 With Wings
Replies: 201
Views: 29844

RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

I love the look of the wing, but I do agree with the observation that it would look better with the cockpit on the upper deck a la 747. I can't wait to see it in the air.

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 28, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors From Within US Airways
Replies: 54
Views: 8880

RE: Rumors From Within US Airways

Did US ever resolve the issues with their mechanics related to the heavy maintenance of the Airbii? I remember it was a big deal 6 months or a year ago, but I never heard about a resolution.

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 27, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Terminal 3
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

RE: ORD Terminal 3

On a somewhat related note, are they finally done with construction on Concourse L? When I was through T-3 in December it was an absolute mess.

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 27, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dress Code In 'C' Class?
Replies: 42
Views: 5313

RE: Dress Code In 'C' Class?

Lee- A collared shirt and nice khakis should do nicely. I've never felt uncomfortable in C when attired like that. Have a great time in Chicago. It's a great town, and hopefully the flooding will be gone by then.

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 27, 2004 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bookings For Independence AIr
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

RE: Bookings For Independence AIr

In Chicago, IAir is doing a few radio ads and has been featured (albeit briefly) on most of the news shows. They aren't doing nearly as much as United is doing to promote the new arrival of TED.

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wide Bodies - Short Haul
Replies: 56
Views: 5284

RE: Wide Bodies - Short Haul

How about the daily <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> A340 from <acronym title="Santiago - Arturo Merino Benitez (Pudahuel) (SCL / SCEL), Chile">SCL</acronym> to <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) (EZE / SAEZ), Argentina">EZE</acronym>? It's Flight 527 and the...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 191 25th Anniversary
Replies: 42
Views: 6027

RE: AA 191 25th Anniversary

Hirisk/22R- The crash occurred at the Northeast corner of Touhy and Elmhurst/York, quite close to the Des Plaines Oasis on the Northwest Tollway. The site remains a mobile home park to this day, but as mentioned before, there is no permanent memorial. 22R- If you drive west from Touhy and River, the...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 23, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Or MDW?
Replies: 18
Views: 3930

RE: ORD Or MDW?

In terms of riding the <acronym title="Air Nippon (Japan)">EL</acronym>, the difference is pretty miniscule. You'd take the Orange line from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> to State/Lake and get on the Red line going north to Loyola, or take the Blue line...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 23, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Without Nimby Problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 2772

RE: Airport Without Nimby Problems?

There's a difference between having residential areas nearby and having problems with NIMBYs. Look at <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>, for example. They are preparing to build a fourth runway and facing minimal opposition. I'm not e...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 23, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Runway Construction!
Replies: 3
Views: 2518

RE: YUL Runway Construction!

There's a thread on this already, but I couldn't find it when I searched so I can't yell at you for not searching. Check out http://www.admtl.com/admmaintext.jsp?idbin=213500. It looks like 6R-24L is closed until October.

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 23, 2004 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Runways @ ORD
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

RE: New Runways @ ORD

Most (maybe all?) of the land for <acronym title="Colgan Air (USA)">9L</acronym>-27R has been acquired, and there is much less opposition to expansion from those north of the airport recently. Park Ridge is officially neutral now when 3 or 4 years ago they were leading the anti-expansion cries. If t...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 23, 2004 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737-700, Any Serious Drawbacks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2681

RE: B737-700, Any Serious Drawbacks?

The -900 may sell better now that the 757 is dead as it has nearly the capacity of a 752. We'll have to see, though.

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 22, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EMB Or CRJ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3512

RE: EMB Or CRJ?

I agree with much of what has been said. I prefer the ERJ due to the seating configuration and window position. I especially enjoy sitting in 1A and 2A, though storage of carryons can be a bit of a problem. I'm looking forward to my first E170 flight in August (provided, of course, that US still exi...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting ORD WX Diversions
Replies: 13
Views: 3643

RE: Interesting ORD WX Diversions

Given that airlines prefer to divert to an airport which they already serve, I would suspect that GYY doesn't get that many diversions.

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Runways At MDW
Replies: 48
Views: 8798

RE: Short Runways At MDW

I've driven Archer a couple of times from Downtown. It's a nice drive and a nice break from the madness that is the Stevenson. The Orange Line is a good alternative, too. Please don't mistake the comments about Cicero (or my screename) for some sort of anti-South Side bias. The fact that South Sider...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United At MDW
Replies: 18
Views: 3527

RE: United At MDW

For the sake of comparison: <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> operates 3 daily ERJs from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> and 5 daily S80s to <acronym ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 16960

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

Mid-America is in the St. Louis suburbs. Lambertman will tell you that <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> is underserved (and I agree), but <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">S...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 16960

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

NWA- I realize that, but before I start worrying about specifics, they are going to have to offer a competitive fare. With the amount I fly from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to the East coast, I'm certainly keeping an open mind about IAir...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 16960

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

Totally out of curiousity, I just checked IAir's fare for a trip from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> in August that I just booked...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Runways At MDW
Replies: 48
Views: 8798

RE: Short Runways At MDW

Nothing is going to happen between <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> and the Stevenson if you drive North on Cicero. Heck, there's even a Starbucks at 47th (?) street. Big Brother's blue light cameras are watching, and on a serious note the CPD knows that i...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Worlds Most Dangerous JOB?
Replies: 21
Views: 9260

RE: Ramp Worlds Most Dangerous JOB?

Airline pilot usually lands on those (American) lists as a result of the multitude of accidents that occur in Alaska. If you just look at the Lower 48, there is no way that airline pilot belongs on the lists.

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Origin Of Boarding At L-1?
Replies: 15
Views: 4971

RE: Origin Of Boarding At L-1?

VC-10- I was looking for the origin of loading cargo on the right and passengers on the left. There has got to be some historical cause.

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CID To Build New Runway, Expand Another
Replies: 32
Views: 4768

RE: CID To Build New Runway, Expand Another

Planespotting- You are overstating the distance between <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> and MLI. It's about 130 miles, or less than two hours in the car barring delays getting through Peoria. <acronym title="Cedar Rapids - ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 20, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moving Some Commercial Flights To RFD From ORD
Replies: 11
Views: 4844

RE: Moving Some Commercial Flights To RFD From ORD

RFD has the runway, but it lacks the passenger facilities so construction would still be necessary. Gary has a similar problem. The other problem with RFD is the difficulty in getting there from the Chicago metro area. Until the toll authority gets around to widening the Northwest Tollway from, say,...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 20, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA's New Hub...Toledo? :)
Replies: 29
Views: 4137

RE: ATA's New Hub...Toledo? :)

Lambert- I'm a lifelong Chicagoan, so I think that the name means what you think it does. Going to school in the Charlotte area fuels my interest in <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>, and having <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 20, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United At MDW
Replies: 18
Views: 3527

RE: United At MDW

A United 732 crashed short of the runway in the 60s or 70s. I am under the impression that the plane that crashed was doing scheduled service. <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> was closed from 1962 to 1967, and I am fairly certain that the crash occurred af...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 20, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hubs For One Airline, No Mainline From Another
Replies: 19
Views: 3991

RE: Hubs For One Airline, No Mainline From Another

MEM is lucky that they have a hub at all and are thus in this thread. <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>-<acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> seems a bit farfetched to me. Neither city ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 20, 2004 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA's New Hub...Toledo? :)
Replies: 29
Views: 4137

RE: ATA's New Hub...Toledo? :)

Flyguy- Where is this land clearing at <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> of which you speak? <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> is certainly preparing for some growth wi...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 19, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 16960

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

Where at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> is Flyi going to be located? I know that the city is having one heck of a time trying to get 4 adjacent gates in T-2 for <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>, but T-2 seems like the mos...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 19, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir At MDW
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

RE: USAir At MDW

Someone said in another thread (Wmupilot maybe?) that <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym>'s loads on <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 19, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Runway In CLT?
Replies: 6
Views: 3521

RE: New Runway In CLT?

Safe- It seems like the chances of US maintaining its current level of operations <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> an LCC creating an operation large enough to noticably change traffic levels are pretty low. 5 daily Airtran flights to <ac...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 19, 2004 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Delays A Daily Thing
Replies: 56
Views: 4228

RE: ORD Delays A Daily Thing

Is the <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> segment really the best criterion with which to judge ATC at <acronym title="Milwaukee - General M...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 19, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Delays A Daily Thing
Replies: 56
Views: 4228

RE: ORD Delays A Daily Thing

It seems to me that Vivavegas' signature has the right idea. <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> is closer than <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> (and closer than Peotone and Gary) for many...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 18, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Runway In CLT?
Replies: 6
Views: 3521

RE: New Runway In CLT?

Travis- Thanks for the link to the PDF on <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>'s website. I had actually seen it but didn't realize that it included the new runway. Putting the runway on the west side of the airport doesn't seem like it ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 18, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Runway In CLT?
Replies: 6
Views: 3521

New Runway In CLT?

I read in the Charlotte Observer about a month ago that <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> had acquired all necessary land for a "fourth parallel runway." This brings a couple of questions to mind. Is this runway another 5-23 or 18-36?...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 15, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Origin Of Boarding At L-1?
Replies: 15
Views: 4971

Origin Of Boarding At L-1?

Why do airlines almost as a rule board at Door L-1? Was there a time when boarding varied by airport? It's obvious that different airliners did board at different places in the past, but was there a time when, say, 737s would board on the left side at some airports and the right side at others? It s...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 15, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Hasn't Airtran Started CLT Service?
Replies: 25
Views: 3811

RE: Why Hasn't Airtran Started CLT Service?

A Few Thoughts: Gate space at <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> could certainly be made for an LCC, even one requiring multiple gates. For example, <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">...

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