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by stl07
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control
Replies: 43
Views: 1996

Re: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control

Every year every unit goes on a spending spree near the end of the fiscal year so that they can ensure they have the same budget next year. Easy solution to that. The next military budget should be based on the average spend of the first 11 months, multiplied by 12 to get a sustainable annual opera...

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by stl07
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct post office
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: The correct post office

fr8mech wrote:
...is one that is along the route of where ever I happen to be going if I happen to need a post office.

Fair point, although I have read posts about people going out of their way for a better post office on here

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by stl07
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9890

Re: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations

texl1649 wrote:
I can’t remember who stated “the best way to become a millionaire owning an airline is to start out as a billionaire” but it is about right.

Richard Branson

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 38772

Re: WN to close EWR

Odd how the moment a few of us offered our OPINION on WN and constructive criticism, we were immediately labeled WN haters. People need to understand that WN also needs to change and adapt to the market, they are not perfect now just because they were the golden standard of aviation when they launch...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 22
Views: 3123

Re: B6 or WN?

B6 is better if you happen to be in the .5% of the country who actually lives and has a destination to an airport where they fly.

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber sues NYC over cap
Replies: 34
Views: 2758

Re: Uber sues NYC over cap

I took an uberpool to Flushing, on the way back an NYC cab driver was right outside the mall and I was getting tired so I hopped in, not wanting to wait for an Uber. The cab was extremely clean, modern, and in the end, my bill was less than the Uberpool. I guess they are finally adapting to the market

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?

Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas is 29 years old. that's for Cuba, the rest of their ships across celebrity and RC are new Royal Caribbean has several ships that are over 20 years old still in the fleet. They have been/are being refurbed though https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/renov...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1220
Views: 151857

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

^^I posted the above link to point out that tourism leaders from abroad and in the US were very impressed with the changes made to STL and looked forward to promoting the region in their home towns, as this may lead to extra flights, as seen by PIT's FRA flight and their one-off China flight, or mor...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?

Guess the ship is very well maintained+kept? Very new still? Not that old. Only 11 years. Australia-New Zealand Well kept for sure. I guess it isn't that old, just old for the RCI group, but they like to keep the ships in tip-top shape, even the old ones so it should be good. Maybe I felt it was sh...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct post office
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: The correct post office

seb146 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
seb146 wrote:
two dive bars and a sushi bar. You're welcome.

And now we have found the 2nd best post office


Literally nothing else. So, no.

Womp Womp

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?

Solstice is awesome but getting old. Best part though is that things like the cafe on deck 5 have free pastries. Way less nickel and diming than expected. Australia or Alaska? Guess the ship is very well maintained+kept? Very new still? Not that old. Only 11 years. Australia-New Zealand Well kept f...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct post office
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: The correct post office

seb146 wrote:
two dive bars and a sushi bar. You're welcome.

And now we have found the 2nd best post office

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by stl07
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14890

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

SteelChair wrote:
If AA has a bad sick leave policy, people should find other employment, the economy is booming.

When I see that an activist state like NY or CA is suing a company, I immediately question the motives.

What? States sue companies all the time regardless of a political association or social agenda

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by stl07
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11507

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

9w748capt wrote:
stl07 wrote:
9w748capt wrote:

Literally takes 5 seconds to do a google search for this.

and also 5 seconds to tell him what it is and 0 to not respond like the rest of us


Yet you responded to my post, lmao

Ok? Your point?

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by stl07
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1220
Views: 151857

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

No, it's not Miami but with the resurgence, we have lived through, in the past 5 or so years, it is becoming a great place Not to correct you but if you haven't heard we are getting cruise ships to dock here. Sooooo STL=Miami of the midwest. You better not be talking about those Viking cruises :lol...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11507

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

9w748capt wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
Ionosphere wrote:
DL flew JFK-CAI from about 2008 to 2011 on the 763. TWA also flew JFK-CAI-RUH right up until 9/11 on the 763.

What airport is RUH.


Literally takes 5 seconds to do a google search for this.

and also 5 seconds to tell him what it is and 0 to not respond like the rest of us

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by stl07
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1220
Views: 151857

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mitchwhitten/status/1154516452038201344 So apparently people from around the world in the tourism industry are in STL currently. The STL news media is claiming they are ecstatic about all that STL has to offer. Interesting I mean... that’s all well and good but what would they b...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1220
Views: 151857

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I mean... that’s all well and good but what would they be expected to say? “We just love the crime rate” “oh your light rail is just lovely, I’d love to get mugged or shot”. In all seriousness, I’m not really one to be a downer but realistically I wouldn’t expect them to get in front of a news came...

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 12057

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Arion640 wrote:
I just can’t see BA moving AA into T5 without moving it’s own T3 Long Haul ops first.

But those are to be able to have a say on what happens in T3, nothing to do with AA if I'm correct (I may not be)

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1220
Views: 151857

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mitchwhitten/status ... 2038201344
So apparently people from around the world in the tourism industry are in STL currently. The STL news media is claiming they are ecstatic about all that STL has to offer. Interesting
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https://twitter.com/mitchwhitten/status ... 2038201344
So apparently people from around the world in the tourism industry are in STL currently. The STL news media is claiming they are ecstatic about all that STL has to offer. Interesting

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?

Imagination is well...interesting, but better than nothing and is good for short cruises to places ships don't usually go like Catalina island and ensenada

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Comments on Holland America Koningsdam, Carnival Imagination, Celebrity Solstice?

Solstice is awesome but getting old. Best part though is that things like the cafe on deck 5 have free pastries. Way less nickel and diming than expected.

Australia or Alaska?

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2776

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

You're paying for convenience. Nothing like visiting several major tourist destinations without having to drive and never having to repack and find a new hotel every day or two. You try visiting Alaska "by land". Oh Yea I completely forgot about Alaska. We looked into a land vacation and ...

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct post office
Replies: 16
Views: 856

The correct post office

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-14/ ... ce/8616228


It is simple, elegant, beautiful, and functional without being overly big and pointlessly extravagant. It serves its purpose and has nice architecture
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Is the Kingston Post office in Austalia

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-14/ ... ce/8616228


It is simple, elegant, beautiful, and functional without being overly big and pointlessly extravagant. It serves its purpose and has nice architecture

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 38772

Re: WN to close EWR

The Max is being used as a scapegoat to lessen the blow and give hope that they will come back. If that plane was truly needed to keep the station open then EWR was barely hanging on to begin with. Southwest, like any airline, would shuffle to keep profitable routes/stations operating as robustly a...

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 2245

Re: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?

I could be in the minority, and most of my domestic flights are under three hours, but I really wouldn't want a mushy meal in Y. I'd much rather eat before or after the flight. If anything, I'd like more fresh buy on board options. I don't fly AS regularly but their fruit and cheese platter is exce...

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 2245

Re: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?

Isn't that the point of the admirals or sky club

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 38772

Re: WN to close EWR

The Max is being used as a scapegoat to lessen the blow and give hope that they will come back. If that plane was truly needed to keep the station open then EWR was barely hanging on to begin with. Southwest, like any airline, would shuffle to keep profitable routes/stations operating as robustly a...

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 5915

Re: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?

political cooporation. All of which put Israel in Europe HA! How many flights are there from TLV to neighboring region countries Very, very few. And of those, Egypt air operates under a secret operation and RJ makes you come in 3 hours before the flight for a 45+ minute questioning before each flig...

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2776

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

There are other places to go besides the Caribbean. Yep and most are cheaper to do on land. You're paying for convenience. Nothing like visiting several major tourist destinations without having to drive and never having to repack and find a new hotel every day or two. You try visiting Alaska "...

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour Companies Reinstating Egypt
Replies: 12
Views: 1163

Re: Tour Companies Reinstating Egypt

good to see

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by stl07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's Pawns are in Place
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Putin's Pawns are in Place

I get what you are saying but more needs to happen than trump calling putin a "great guy" or whatever he said

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by stl07
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 937
Views: 121930

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

IND has a problem that needs to be resolved. They are taking a beating because of the 737 MAX issue. That isn't their fault but it is their problem none the less. They also have a problem in that they have two airlines (F9 and G4) that play darts with a route map and you cannot rely on them from se...

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by stl07
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2776

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

Yep and most are cheaper to do on land. A cruise is more for the experience of being out at sea and meeting people to enjoy your vacation with/party with. The places you visit are more of an afterthought. Try one out sometime, you will probably like it. However, it is certainly not the cheapest way...

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by stl07
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2776

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

Never been on one. I can go to the beach and find a bar , pool and a waterslide :) All cheaper as well. There are other places to go besides the Caribbean. Yep and most are cheaper to do on land. A cruise is more for the experience of being out at sea and meeting people to enjoy your vacation with/...

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by stl07
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2776

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

If your talking about new cruise ships looking bad, you have never seen MSC Seaside or Anthem of the Seas. While they still have the modern "look" to them, they have made it look graceful and harmonious

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by stl07
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will UPS contract out delivery like Amazon does? I saw a guy in his personal hatchback last week delivering Amazon packages. The Amazon packages were in direct sunlight in 95F + heat. I guess I won't be ordering vitamins from Amazon that have to be shipped and delivered by them to my house, instead...

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by stl07
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 11359

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Boof02671 wrote:
Envoy is not a mainline Flight Attendant

As frequently stated on this site, regional FAs are not humans and therefore deserve no sympathy and none of the rights given to mainline FAs. The bite must hurt less since regional FAs are less than human

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by stl07
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 10408

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

Surprised noone has queried the title of this thread, transatlantic technically means from Europe/Africa/Middle East to North/Central/South America, these dash 8s are not operating Transatlantic, they are operating over the Atlantic into Europe, just like the 757s and 767s do from Iceland and the A...

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by stl07
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 20086

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

What Antifa vs fascist thing are you referencing in the US, there is nothing. The threads here on a.net about these incidents are all scattered events reported in questionable news sources with an obvious bias ie. Breitbart And that's exactly my point - even with the protests going on, the so-call ...

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by stl07
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 20086

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

I'm one of those people that wear the same thing every day. Chinos and a plain black shirt. I'll report back if the triads take issue with me. From the video I saw, it's not like those triads really care about whether one is wearing black shirts anyway - they are just swinging their wooden stick at...

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by stl07
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Europe: Joon A320 TXL-CDG J
Replies: 1
Views: 3491

Re: Flying Europe: Joon A320 TXL-CDG J

I missed getting on Joon for my trip by 3 days :(

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by stl07
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving F/A from the LaMia/Chapecoense tragedy takes to the skies again
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Re: Surviving F/A from the LaMia/Chapecoense tragedy takes to the skies again

usflyer msp wrote:
Good for her but I am sure she will have some sort of PTSD meltdown in the next few years. .

And that's what makes this even more commendable, that fact that she knows she will face obstacles but has not let them stop her

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by stl07
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1220
Views: 151857

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Last OAG changes and this one caught my attention. AA LGA-STL JAN 5>3[3] FEB 5>2[3] MAR 5>3[3] APR 5>3[3] . - Is this normal for AA to drop 2 LGA flights this time of year? I wouldn't think so. I doubt it, there are always 3-5 LGA flights. I just did a dummy booking and there were 3 175s in Feb, so...

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by stl07
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5837

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Welfare in the sky. A person moves to Podunk and expects the same benefits as larger selfsustaing metro areas. One of many wasteful spending packages under the guise of making everything available to everybody. Do you know how many medivacs there would be to get people into the cities for cancer tr...

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by stl07
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 5161

Re: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India) rumor

This is exactly what I have been saying for years. The best way to beat the ME3 is to overfly them

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by stl07
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 19120

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Level and Eurowings fly / flew jumbos across the Atlantic, right? Jim Wrong! Neither has ever operated a 747 or larger. Level's transatlantic service is entirely operated by A330s. Now there was an IAG operation out of Paris-Orly called Openskies that used 757s and a 767 on Paris-NYC routes, this g...

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by stl07
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1220
Views: 151857

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://thesouthern.com/news/local/skywest-wants-to-fly-passengers-from-marion-to-chicago/article_50586071-e8e7-54b6-9041-1d53067a88ed.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 SkyWest Airlines met with Marion, Illinois-Veterans Airport to show off their CRJ200 Aircraft and offer their proposal! "...

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