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by lat41
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 15706

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

For Southern New Englanders, the connection possibilities via EWR from PVD are awsome. The problem arises with a couple thunder claps or a few snowflakes in the air. These flights cancel a lot and if your vacation or business trip involves a long distance or less frequent destination, good luck. In ...

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by lat41
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)
Replies: 79
Views: 17642

Re: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)

$120 change fee over internet or $130 by phone on Spirit. If you pick a more expensive time or day naturally, you pay that to Southwest but you are not whacked with a fee besides.

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by lat41
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence(PVD) growth
Replies: 61
Views: 2831

Re: PVD - Sudden Rapid Growth - What Response is Next?

Vacation Express is also dipping their toe in the water this Summer with CUN package charters. Summer is an odd time to try that but they are a big outfit with many destinations from US cities' I believe one of the carriers they use is Swift Air with 737-400s. Dominican Republic would be superb if t...

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by lat41
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence(PVD) growth
Replies: 61
Views: 2831

Re: PVD - Sudden Rapid Growth - What Response is Next?

I think people are making too much out of this PVD growth. Most of it based on the premise that DY will succeed. Lets wait a bit first to see whether DY will stick around or not, after the teaser fares and subsidies expire. The Mid and Southern New England area is one of the most densely populated ...

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by lat41
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN out at MHT?
Replies: 32
Views: 6395

Re: WN out at MHT?

Look at some of the more recent station adds from B6 including Providence. They stick with the door opener flights yet know darn well they would do a booming business and not all low yield $99 specials either. Though MHT, not as big a concentration as PVD, B6 would do fabulous but is wedded to BOS. ...

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by lat41
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN out at MHT?
Replies: 32
Views: 6395

Re: WN out at MHT?

Manchester flights are some of the fullest on the WN system and they are far from the cheapest. In recent years, the offerings at MHT have pinched back, in part to support BOS where the carrier gets hammered by price competition and has to offer most destinations on "Click n' Save" almost ...

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by lat41
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017
Replies: 202
Views: 26058

Re: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017

How's Manchester looking? Been pretty uneventful for years now. MHT features some of the fullest flights in the system and it's not because of bargain basement fares. Passengers there like PVD to the South are used to paying a premium for good service but have seen their schedules pinched in recent...

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by lat41
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NASA DC-8 72 at FLL
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

NASA DC-8 72 at FLL

Always a graceful, and becoming a more rare site to see, A DC-8 belonging to NASA is in FLL today. This durable airframe performs all sorts of scientific missions for NASA all over the world. In any case this DC-8 looks superb and appears to have silver window plugs over part of the fuselage for wha...

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by lat41
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017
Replies: 202
Views: 26058

Re: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017

Remember that WN will still be pinched for aircraft during this period so don't expect anything too dramatic.

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by lat41
Thu May 25, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces PVD
Replies: 28
Views: 4608

Re: Frontier announces PVD

Frontier will only have one roundtrip, an evening going and a fairly early NB. They will perhaps aim to scoop up the bargain crowd much as Spirit does up North at BOS without upending the established carriers on the route.

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by lat41
Wed May 24, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces PVD
Replies: 28
Views: 4608

Re: Frontier announces PVD

The opening of runway 5-23 later this at 8700' will give Frontier and other carriers 12 month all weather flexibility to fly wherever they want. WNs PHX and LAS faced some constraints that will be gone now.

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by lat41
Sun May 14, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel
Replies: 39
Views: 8766

Re: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel

Please, lets get back to aircraft, aeronautics and airports and stop these sensational posts and their over the top replies. I, for one have had it with "the airport police spoke harshly to me", The TSA agent felt me up improperly", "The flight attendant slapped my kid" and ...

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by lat41
Sat May 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 10693

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

These sensational posts are getting farther and farther afield from "civil aviation". Lets stick to the nuts and bolts we all love. Enough of this stuff. "The TSA agent groped me and roughed me up and then the flight attendant slapped my kid across the face and then both pilots were d...

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by lat41
Sun May 07, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 13181

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

I find hard to believe that some people here are blaming the FA's. Let us not forget that it was the customer who did bring the disruption, or started fighting with another passenger, or drunk his own alcohol... FA's face many difficult situations, for which there are very things we can do at 33,00...

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by lat41
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 49
Views: 14625

Re: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft

I would be interested to know how rest was handled in the Gen. 1 narrow body planes like the VC-10, 707-320 or the mighty DC-8 which I beleive had the longest lets of them all back in the day.

Also, per post 36, is there really a "gum Island" or should we presume Guam in the Pacific?

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by lat41
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Frontier Work At MHT?
Replies: 19
Views: 2977

Re: RE: Would Frontier Work At MHT?

[quote="RL757PVD"]F9 needs to be in New England, the problem is that BOS fares are too low to develop meaningful traction, and all top O&D markets are covered by B6 with the exception of ATL. In Southern New England, the PVD passenger is use to, and willing to pay a few bucks more for ...

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by lat41
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?
Replies: 41
Views: 4098

Re: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?

And then the flight attendant slapped someone in the face on the flight and both pilots were drunk. Please lets stop the sensationalizing!

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by lat41
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hub For Grub In The U.S. -- DIA/DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 2794

Re: Best Hub For Grub In The U.S. -- DIA/DEN

In the East, my vote goes to CLT

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by lat41
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restored Eastern DC7-B to remain at CLT forever?
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: Restored Eastern DC7-B to remain at CLT forever?

I wonder if the other 3 engines get a start now and then or if any preventative or "preservative" maintenance done on this aircraft. It was restored to an exquisite standard.

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by lat41
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restored Eastern DC7-B to remain at CLT forever?
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Restored Eastern DC7-B to remain at CLT forever?

After a lengthy, painstaking mechanical and cosmetic restoration N836D sits at the Carolinas Aviation Museum after blowing an engine on its way back to home base in Florida. It has been a few years since that incedent and I was never sure if the DC7 needs an entirely new power plant or just an exten...

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by lat41
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 225474

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Even though it was several years behind and needed updating, I totally enjoyed the aircraft data and specifications area. It was a great reference and adjunct to airliners.net What that something that was lost in the upgrade and any more info? Thanks in advance. Jeff M Hi Lat41 is this the aircraft...

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by lat41
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 225474

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Even though it was several years behind and needed updating, I totally enjoyed the aircraft data and specifications area. It was a great reference and adjunct to airliners.net

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by lat41
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 15664

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

MHT is a profitable city it's not going anywhere. Flyguy It's a head scratching strategy where WN thins out service at MIT, adds more at BOS then has to drop the fares there because the competition is hammering them. Some BOS destinations are perpetually on "Click n' Save" page. Same thin...

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by lat41
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 13014

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

Before UA starts some smaller cities from ORD or elsewhere, they should review some of the smaller-medium cities they serve now. Besides my home airport PVD, I'm sure there are others that had suffered from changeable and ill timed UA schedules, shopworn dinky equipment, the tendency to cancel at th...

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by lat41
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?
Replies: 37
Views: 3336

Re: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?

United DC-8s, especially the Super 61s and Hawaii

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by lat41
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?
Replies: 65
Views: 8012

Re: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?

Not a totally new runway but 5-23 at PVD goes from 7200' to 8700' Fall 2017. In the midst of construction now after moving a 4 lane state highway out of the way.

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by lat41
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When does the new southwest schedule get released?
Replies: 50
Views: 7887

Re: When does the new southwest schedule get released?

New schedule covering late Spring and Summer should appear tomorrow morning DEC 6. 737-300s dwindling or gone, reservation system cutover, adjustments at under-achieving airports all in the stew.

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by lat41
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 departs SAN for the final time
Replies: 22
Views: 7682

Re: 747-400 departs SAN for the final time

Can the 744 generally operate with no weight restrictions to LON from the 9400' SAN runway?

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by lat41
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would MD11 Be Popular If 777 Wasnt Built?
Replies: 150
Views: 36474

Re: Would MD11 Be Popular If 777 Wasnt Built?

Remember that the first batch of MD11s late out the factory door, had quite a few bugs to be worked out as well as being a little heavier than originally promised with the slightly less range than promised that goes with it. This helped depress interest somewhat even as the company worked things out...

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by lat41
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How can WN grow in the Boston Area?
Replies: 65
Views: 6950

tRe: How can WN grow in the Boston Area?

I don't think of the PVD station as "withering away" as things have remained consistent over the last few seasons. True the PHX, LAS & DEN flights are gone but the core service MCO, FLL, TPA, MDW, BWI has stayed intact even as other cities are still being thinned. As RSW and PBI come b...

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by lat41
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How can WN grow in the Boston Area?
Replies: 65
Views: 6950

Re: How can WN grow in the Boston Area?

WN starts Providence DCA in October competing with AA. BWI schedule not affected.

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by lat41
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHT is still pathetically begging B6
Replies: 35
Views: 5623

Re: MHT is still pathetically begging B6

Looking up from Southern New England, I see the larger impediment for MHT to be PWM right now. There are large pools of passengers and commerce to the North and South of Boston who wouldn't "just drive to BOS and fly from there" if they could avoid it. In time the pendulum will slowly swin...

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by lat41
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHT is still pathetically begging B6
Replies: 35
Views: 5623

Re: MHT is still pathetically begging B6

The last few cities in the Northeast that B6 added received just "foot in the door" service to FLL and MCO and it stayed that way. MHT to JFK would hook up that part of New England to all the Westbound and Caribbean network that B6 offers at it's connecting complex at Kennedy. Some nice hi...

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by lat41
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 And WN Together At A Smaller Station.
Replies: 14
Views: 6093

RE: B6 And WN Together At A Smaller Station.

Although there is plenty of population and commerce in the Southern New England area in the <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> marketing circle, JetBlue continues with just the same door opener flights (2 <acronym title="Orlando ...

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by lat41
Thu May 19, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18653

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RL757PVD" class="quote" target="_blank">RL757PVD</a> (<a href="#63" class="quote">Reply 63</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Providence - Theodore Fr...

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by lat41
Thu May 19, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New WN Flight At PVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1821

RE: New WN Flight At PVD

Yes, the main thread has new WN service pretty much nailed down, whatever the city.

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by lat41
Wed May 18, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18653

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SurfandSnow" class="quote" target="_blank">SurfandSnow</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>Interesting. I doubt <acronym titl...

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by lat41
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past
Replies: 59
Views: 9463

RE: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MIflyer12" class="quote" target="_blank">MIflyer12</a> (<a href="#51" class="quote">Reply 51</a>):<br/><i> maybe <acronym title="Manchester (MHT...

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by lat41
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past
Replies: 59
Views: 9463

RE: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/knope2001" class="quote" target="_blank">knope2001</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>Even places like <acronym title="Manch...

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by lat41
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past
Replies: 59
Views: 9463

RE: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyPNS1" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyPNS1</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>I would argue these reasons account for al...

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by lat41
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past
Replies: 59
Views: 9463

RE: WN Jan '16 Load %, Also Flt By Airport Vs The Past

Remember, that freight and mail also contribute to the bottom line of flights that may not look so stellar in passenger terms.

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by lat41
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-800 Vs Tesla Model S P90D. Awesome Vid!
Replies: 9
Views: 4050

RE: Boeing 737-800 Vs Tesla Model S P90D. Awesome Vid!

For what it's worth the 737-700 would be a little quicker down the strip and in the air than the 800.

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by lat41
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Threatens To Replace TSA With Private Security
Replies: 49
Views: 12921

RE: ATL Threatens To Replace TSA With Private Security

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NoTime" class="quote" target="_blank">NoTime</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Good. Kick them out and get some competent, ac...

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by lat41
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes That Never Had A Chance.
Replies: 125
Views: 29445

RE: Planes That Never Had A Chance.

I do not see mention of the Bristol Brittania, a fabulous long range four engine turboprop that had it all together. Sadly it's introduction came too late and too close to the introduction of pure jets. Among those sold, many went on to be successful freighters. the "Whispering Giant" missed the boa...

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by lat41
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Continues High Growth
Replies: 33
Views: 6973

RE: SWA Continues High Growth

In Southern New England, the anorexic <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> schedules at <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> have virtually handed business to <...

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by lat41
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 CF-6s
Replies: 27
Views: 6362

RE: DC-8 CF-6s

Four 737-300 engines strapped to the DC-8 back in the days of the Super-70s is about as simply put as you can get to describe the powerplants.

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by lat41
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adding BUF-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 12307

RE: JetBlue Adding BUF-LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/commavia" class="quote" target="_blank">commavia</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Can we call <acronym title="Buffalo - Niag...

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by lat41
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Fall Schedule Release FEB 18th.
Replies: 178
Views: 23860

RE: WN Fall Schedule Release FEB 18th.

Would like to get our <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> back for <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</...

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by lat41
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASL France Wants To Serve Providence
Replies: 27
Views: 5343

RE: ASL France Wants To Serve Providence

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bjorn14" class="quote" target="_blank">bjorn14</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Not that it matters for the 73G but has <a...

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by lat41
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASL France Wants To Serve Providence
Replies: 27
Views: 5343

RE: ASL France Wants To Serve Providence

The carrier will have to get approval, post a schedule and get advertising soon in order to catch this Summer season. Nonetheless, as <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> saturates in the coming years, we could expect m...

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