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by flight152
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 19288

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

ChrisKen wrote:
Why would they need to defend a qualified, type-rated, employed pilot doing his job?

Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals. Is this the best Norwegian can hire?

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by flight152
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Expressjet downsizing question ....?
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Expressjet downsizing question ....?

Varsity1 wrote:
Expressjet has a toxic relationship with their management. I would not go there.

Totally disagree. The issues everyone has a problem with come from Skywest Inc, not Xjt management.

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by flight152
Wed May 24, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300
Replies: 66
Views: 12339

Re: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300

amcnd wrote:
The E145 is handicapped by its landing weight.. the CRJ200 is much better on short flights. Max landing of 47,000 vs the E145 at 42,549.

Every 145 LR I've ever flown has had a max landing weight of 43,651. This number has almost never limited its payload.

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by flight152
Sat May 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 8868

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

Going to CLE next weekend via Delta. I don't mind the arrival aboard a CRJ-900, particularly up front in the business class seats. However Delta still insists on torturing we travelers by using its regional affiliates obsolete 50-passenger CRJ-200s. On the CLE-JFK route an Endeaver CRJ-200 departs ...

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by flight152
Thu May 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163323

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Southwest has loaded a 2x daily CLE-MKE with their latest extension this morning. How long before UA drops this? What makes you think UA will drop? It's a lot easier for UA to make money on a small market with 50 seats at a time versus 150. Also, due to the business nature of the city pair, there a...

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by flight152
Mon May 15, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 5488

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

I can never get a handle on how pilots, some of whom earn north of 200k per year for flying maybe 80 hours per month What airline is paying this kind of money? SIGN ME UP! Not sure if you realize, but starting wages for pilots is often under 35,000 a year! Try Delta, United, American, Southwest and...

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by flight152
Mon May 01, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional Jet Operators Maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Regional Jet Operators Maintenance

Rust? On aluminum? Not possible.

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by flight152
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Localizer Aerial / Glide Slope Aerial (Transmitter)
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Localizer Aerial / Glide Slope Aerial (Transmitter)

If you're doing a thesis shouldn't you be able to find some "scholarly" sources as my professors would say?

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by flight152
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: embraer e145 lr and xr payload capabilities
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: embraer e145 lr and xr payload capabilities

Payload is similar. Higher max takeoff weight compensates for the extra fuel and empty weight on the XR.

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by flight152
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced
Replies: 29
Views: 6217

Re: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced

The American Customer Service Index has been released and, surprise, the worst is not United. Not surprisingly, the worst is Spirit. Why is it a surprise the worst is not United? In your mind is the list generated by the airline with the single biggest overreaction snafu somehow the worst by this m...

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by flight152
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 33152

Re: UA's Latest Cringeworthy moment.

Question. Do we actually read the article before claiming it "cringe worthy" or are we looking for as much attention on the topic as we can get by assigning a sensationalist title? These people were trying to get a product they didn't pay for. Can we stop bashing United now?

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by flight152
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 18738

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

SuseJ772 wrote:
Agree. The go around isn't really scary. But what I am curious about is that I don't believe SXM has an ILS and this seems pretty low visibility for Visual Approach.

What makes you think there isn't another published instrument approach procedure just because there isn't an ILS?

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by flight152
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner
Replies: 40
Views: 7590

Re: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner

An airplane like this would return travel to a lot of smaller airports within 500 miles of a hub that have lost service in recent years as the original 50-seat regional jets have become less economic to operate. And 2030 is not as far off in the future as it may sound. Of course, we need more small...

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by flight152
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will United send a 747 to a museum?
Replies: 23
Views: 4206

Re: Will United send a 747 to a museum?

jfk777 wrote:
Sad that the USA doesn't save some planes. Where is the Pan AM or TWA Museum ? The Smithsonian or the Seattle Museum of Flight should have a 747 from an airline.

Really? Sad we don't save some planes? The US has more aviation museums then anywhere else in the world.

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by flight152
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 24275

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

You say Major U.S carriers but what about NK,F9 or G4? Seems that no has said yet that they are better then Norwegian . Maybe that shows something...... With the exception of first year FO pay Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant all pay more than Norwegian is offering to fly the 737 Max and also guaran...

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by flight152
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 24275

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobbs

Hope they live where they are based. They will never sit in a jumpseat on a US based carrier.

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by flight152
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 5593

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

Search JetBlue park and you might find your answer.

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by flight152
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163323

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

I have been marveling at the success of JetBlue in CLE. Their L/F for November was 89.4%. More surprising, the loads have been building steadily since summer. I'm looking forward to seeing traffic numbers for CLE-BOS. I think some of the increase must be attributable to GE moving their headquarters...

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by flight152
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian
Replies: 55
Views: 9382

Re: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian

Norwegian is less safe. Their staff are less qualified than most RJ crews in the US. I give them 24 months before their first high profile incident. Number of passengers killed by select airlines since 1987 : Northwest 162 Delta Connection 143 Delta 16 Norwegian 0 This so ridiculous it's not even f...

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by flight152
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow ILS replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Heathrow ILS replacement

Why is this newsworthy? This happens all over the world on a daily basis.

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by flight152
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8251

Re: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft

A deal to buy or lease parked Embraer 140s from American Airlines makes way too much sense as those seem to fit into its business model. For those airfields not able to handle jets, the ATR 42 would be nice as well. Why buy 140's from previous American life when if they wait a bit longer they'll be...

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by flight152
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 10418

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

This has nothing to do with noise, rather lack of GPS equipment on board.

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by flight152
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: New 50-55 Seat RJ
Replies: 48
Views: 6842

Re: Hypothetical: New 50-55 Seat RJ

I don't disagree with a word that you said. But the simple fact of the matter is cost. Having two pilots and a FA is VERY expensive, especially if you are going to only be able to spread that cost over less than fifty seats. Cutting corners in the name of profitability is no way to operate an airli...

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by flight152
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts B777-300ER service EWR-TLV 5/5/17
Replies: 19
Views: 5369

Re: United Starts B777-300ER service EWR-TLV 5/5/17

If UA is indeed going to operate the 777-300ER from EWR on long haul international routes, then I would think HKG and potentially NRT will be up gauged from the 772ER to the 773ER as well. Guessing that rotating SFO based crews on these flights will be fairly simple with SFO-HKG already going to 77...

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by flight152
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 330642

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

calpsafltskeds wrote:

ER145X:
N33182 is now flying with CommutAir
N21154 has left ExpressJet in preparation for transfer.

I'm not so sure this is an upgrade per the thread title. Have you seen their operational performance? :o

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by flight152
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 19566

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

blackbox67 wrote:
Wasnt it Texas that made concealed weapons legally in airports ?

I'm not really sure. But I'm also not really sure what you're trying to imply. Criminals don't really care about conceal and carry laws. They do what want regardless.

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by flight152
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163323

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Ultimate's website is now scrubbed of any reference to CVG. One the subject of fares, if you booked CLE-EWR/MMU-CLE today departing Jan 17th and returning Jan 19th, the fare on Ultimate would be $559. The fare on United would be $1,144. EWR is 13nm closer to NYC. In this case I'm tempted to call Ul...

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by flight152
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no winglets on C-GHLK?
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Why no winglets on C-GHLK?

Rouge is using a lot of 763s in winter on short runs. LAS, FLL, CUN, MBJ. Some of these routes have the 763 operating year round. Winglets aren't required and are actually dead weight on these short hops, as the increase in range or payload isn't necessary. If the weight of winglets on short segmen...

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by flight152
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront
Replies: 68
Views: 16581

Re: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront

I feared this would be another wealthy amateur pilot in over his head and was really hoping that it would not turn out to be the case. Turbine, single pilot, IFR is serious business. Its fine if you are experienced, current and prepared. It is not however for the faint of heart and certainly not fo...

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by flight152
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront
Replies: 68
Views: 16581

Re: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront

PPL's flying jets scares me, pure and simple. Last night wasn't the worst weather I've ever flown in by any stretch, but if you don't have your s#!t together, those cheese holes can line up real fast. I agree 100%. I wouldn't have trusted flying myself around bad weather in a jet at night back when...

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by flight152
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163323

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

N766UA wrote:
Looks like the pilot of the CJ that crashed is a relatively new private pilot. His PPL was issued in 2015 and only holds a 3rd class medical.

Curious as to where you saw this information.

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by flight152
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction of SIN Changi Airport T4 completed
Replies: 10
Views: 2893

Re: Construction of SIN Changi Airport T4 completed

Soooo construction isn't complete if the interior isn't finished. What am I missing?

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by flight152
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belly landing at SAT
Replies: 24
Views: 5529

Re: Belly landing at SAT

I wouldn't call that a "belly landing" considering it's only without an operable nose gear.

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by flight152
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA considering converting some of its A35K order to A359 and/or A330
Replies: 275
Views: 34387

Re: UA considering converting A35K order to A359 and/or A330

The 777-200ER is a old fuel guzzler compared to the frames available now. The A330-300 took 90%, everything that is in her range. Now you can chose the 787-9 or A350-900 for the same or more range at a far lower cost or a A330-900 doing 95% at a lower cost if you do not need the full range. That ma...

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by flight152
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172907

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

The investigation into the Emirates jet crash landing at Dubai International on August 3 will take two to three years to complete: Cue the "it's a cover up" conspiracy theorists. Sounds about the same time-frame as similar investigations elsewhere. Shame (for us) that they've not been par...

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by flight152
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airline service at YNG today
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: airline service at YNG today

Are you asking a question?

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by flight152
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities
Replies: 140
Views: 24109

Re: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities

If they truly intend to add 20 new small cities you really get into marginal territory. Stuff like AMA-ORD or FWA-IAD don't count because UA* already serves Amarillo and Fort Wayne. Finding 20 new cities not already served by United and then coming up with plausible routes is not that easy. Althoug...

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by flight152
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 24 Ejets
Replies: 46
Views: 12516

Re: UA orders 24 Ejets

The aircraft are 100% going to Republic, it's as simple as that. Republic cancelled the order because it was almost impossible (probably completely impossible) to find financing for these aircraft while in bankruptcy. That's where United comes into play. Republic and United structured a deal in whi...

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by flight152
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA announces Mexico City service
Replies: 38
Views: 5998

Re: ANA announces Mexico City service

the 0100 departure from MEX will help alleviate some of the heat issues, if only subtly. Not a good day for AM... One of Airliners.net's biggest myths is that MEX is a hot place. We are way too high above the sea level to be hot. I honestly do not recall a day where the maximum temperature in Mexic...

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by flight152
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprops more accepted on regional routes than regionaljets in Canada. Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 6528

Re: Turboprops more accepted on regional routes than regionaljets in Canada. Why?

Beatyair wrote:
The Q400 is almost as fast as a CRJ.

No. It's not even close.

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by flight152
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 68377

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable.... I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ? If you would have bothered to read a comment above that mentioned all the airports ARFF ...

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by flight152
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did the infamous 748 wing wave recover from its stall?
Replies: 60
Views: 11534

Re: How did the infamous 748 wing wave recover from its stall?

I'm not quite sure why you keep pointing to a stall. There is no indication the airfoil ever reached its critical angle of attack and stopped producing lift.

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by flight152
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2016:UA+LGARDU,DL Trims SEA
Replies: 113
Views: 16518

RE: OAG Changes 6/17/2016:UA+LGARDU,DL Trims SEA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lakeeffect" class="quote" target="_blank">lakeeffect</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Timetables ...

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by flight152
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YQB Runway Repairs
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

RE: YQB Runway Repairs

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Q</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Not at all. It's almost 6,000...

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by flight152
Sun May 22, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To End MSY-LAX Aug 16th
Replies: 105
Views: 14333

RE: UA To End MSY-LAX Aug 16th

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetmatt777" class="quote" target="_blank">jetmatt777</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> United pa...

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by flight152
Sat May 21, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?
Replies: 58
Views: 14056

RE: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/karungguni" class="quote" target="_blank">karungguni</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The unite...

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by flight152
Sat May 07, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Vs Global Express Across The Pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 9167

RE: 787 Vs Global Express Across The Pacific

Too many variables to compare them side by side. They fly at different altitudes and more then likely, along different routing. Second, the 787 isn't scheduled out for over and hour and the flight aware enroute time is completely estimated, their flight plan may not even by filed yet.

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by flight152
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA Cede The Small City Texas Market To AA?
Replies: 51
Views: 6894

RE: Did UA Cede The Small City Texas Market To AA?

UA serves CLL also....

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by flight152
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilot Fails Breathalyzer At DTW
Replies: 99
Views: 16832

RE: AA Pilot Fails Breathalyzer At DTW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/atcsundevil" class="quote" target="_blank">atcsundevil</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> 8 hours...

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