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by maps4ltd
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1441

Re: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline

So the routing (if I understand correctly) was:

ORF-PHL-ALB
ALB-DCA-ORF

All on Eagle?

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by maps4ltd
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3877

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

stl07 wrote:
If anyone in the US needs to get a U and happen to visit the midwest, you can book a cape air flight from STL or ORD to UIO for like 20-40 USD. Plus riding on a commercial Cessna/Tecnam would be really fun.


Quito for $40? You mean Quincy (UIN)?

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by maps4ltd
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 7950

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

They said they ‘needed’ to be in Boston. But at what cost? They might turn planes quickly there...right into a long conga line of other jets. They’re up against B6 and DL, who have Massport’s ear. WN doesn’t. I don’t see the net gain for them. BOS is the same strategy as NY; they need to be in BOS ...

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by maps4ltd
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13130

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

EWR only got chopped because of the MAX8 grounding . Really? Are you sure about that? Here's a good data-driven article explaining it: https://crankyflier.com/2019/08/01/why-southwest-is-leaving-newark/ In the end, it was a laggard. Southwest uses NY for people trying to get to NY, not the other wa...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319SL - Why so few?
Replies: 10
Views: 4211

Re: A319SL - Why so few?

Some China Eastern/Avianca planes with 'em also.

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by maps4ltd
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13130

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

EWR only got chopped because of the MAX8 grounding . Really? Are you sure about that? Here's a good data-driven article explaining it: https://crankyflier.com/2019/08/01/why-southwest-is-leaving-newark/ In the end, it was a laggard. Southwest uses NY for people trying to get to NY, not the other wa...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24671

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

I’d take the train option too. Or any other option to avoid flying on that plane. Don’t care if it is slower. What’s the evidence that WN MAXes are unsafe, please? Remember that they are differently equipped in relevant ways. “I won’t fly a MAX period ever” is an almost foolishly irrational positio...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24671

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

So only 3 people have answered the question and all said they would take the train and one said they would pay an extra $270 to fly United. Most of us could stomach that or an extra night in a hotel to feel comfortable and safe. But now let’s it a family of 4 out there. Same scenario I already post...

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by maps4ltd
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 163768

Re: Inaugural Delta JFK-BOM Tomorrow.

Did they do an equipment sub on a regularly scheduled ATL-JFK flight or did they operate an extra section to position the 77L at JFK? According to FlightAware, DL is running the 77L instead of a 717 on DL244, ATL-JFK, on Monday and Tuesday to rotate the frames in. I didn't even know DL ran a 717 on...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16765

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

However, I don't know how they make money when one way tickets on 1,300 mile flights sell for $39? People who don't know how to play the ULCC game get slapped with a ton of fees which turn that $39 fare into $139. BWI-SAL nonstop?? That is out of left field. Not just non-stop, but daily? That's gon...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38914

Re: ZIPAIR's 787-8 Features Lie-Flat Seats But No PTVs

What's the problem? I can bring my own device, but I can't bring my own lie-flat seat. The problem is that now you HAVE to bring your own device. I probably wouldn't fly them in J because I work on a laptop, which means I would have to bring that AND a tablet (phones are too small for general viewi...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports And Airlines In The Six Continent Club
Replies: 16
Views: 2348

Re: Airports And Airlines In The Six Continent Club

PTY is in North America. Everything north of Colombia is North America.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4397

Re: Birmingham Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
Sucks WN cut back some solid service out of BHM. BNA-BHM was my very first flight many years ago.


I guess it went the way of STL-SDF or even DAL-OKC now.

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by maps4ltd
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 35284

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

Southwest83 wrote:
How are people in Memphis liking WN? I work for WN in Nashville but a Memphis native.


Not the clout of BNA but a decent option. It has a decent spread (about the same # of destinations as each legacy). I know this from friends I've talked to; I'm a St. Louisan, and WN has a lot of clout up here.

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by maps4ltd
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 65717

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Also IAD-BGR according to The Points Guy. 2x daily ERJ145.

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by maps4ltd
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 101211

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

We got the adds, now what are the cuts? SAN-GEG, SAN-MKE...anything else?

It seems Southwest has found a niche in ATL, cutting some routes and adding others. They seem stable enough.

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by maps4ltd
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214618

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I really want another carrier to add BOS. I like the frequency, but pricewise it's a mess.

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by maps4ltd
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR
Replies: 119
Views: 11863

Re: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR

YUL-BNA on a 175? Nice! STL can't get anything more than a CRJ-200 to YYZ (for obvious reasons).

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by maps4ltd
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US commercial airport farthest from any other US commercial airport
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: US commercial airport farthest from any other US commercial airport

In the lower 48, PQI is 160 road miles from BGR. That'd be my guess. You could make an argument for CIU, which is a good distance from either MQT or TVC (both around 160-170 miles), but Sault Ste Marie, Ontario has an airport just across the bridge. YAM had almost 4x as many pax last year as CIU, s...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?

https://ibb.co/9p42mJw

(One of the OP links).

Lightsaber


That pic in particular actually reminded me of something else.
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lightsaber wrote:
Let me first admit I do not know A319 jack points,
But doesn't this photo show a body jack point shifted and pierced the body?

https://ibb.co/9p42mJw

(One of the OP links).

Lightsaber


That pic in particular actually reminded me of something else.

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by maps4ltd
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11712

Re: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?

T5towbar wrote:
Gate 17 is the only widebody capable gate in A1 at present. (16 & 17 used to be widebody capable from the old UA days)


I've seen AC put 789s from Vancouver into 17.

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by maps4ltd
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3877

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Home airport is STL, italics indicate booked

A: ATL
B: BTM
C: CHS, CLT
D: DEN, DFW
E: EWR
F: FAR, FLL
G: GYE, GPS
H: HOU, HAN, HKG
I:
J: JAX
K:
L: LAS, LGA, LGW
M: MCO, MDW, MIA, MSP
N: NAS, NRT
O: OAK, OGG, ORD
P: PTY
Q:
R:
S: STL, SEA, SAN, SLC, SAT, SGN
T: TPA
U: UIO
V:
W:
X:
Y:
Z:

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by maps4ltd
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11712

Re: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?

No one is going to use Gate 10. It was the odd WN gate in the UA/WN deal (which WN used Gates 10; 14 & 15). That used to be the AirTran gate once. Gate 18 is supposed to be the CUTE gate, but B6 is using that now. I think that everybody will stay status quo is because the BMU situation in A1 is...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: SAFETY CARDS

I've seen people who do, but I never do myself.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4097

Re: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes

I was in NAS yesterday, returning from vacation, and watched a Copa E190 push back to PTY. Since Lynden Pindling Airport does announcements over the airport intercom system rather than gate-specific mics, I was able to hear the gate agent reiterate multiple times that the flight was full. Just my an...

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by maps4ltd
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702122

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

UA ran a CHS-STL on a UA3*** number with an E75L (N721YX) this morning. Any idea?

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by maps4ltd
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 101211

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

WN had also said in Thursday's earning call that its top market priorities are Hawaii, DEN, BWI, and HOU. WN also has its next schedule extension tomorrow, which extends its flight schedule to June 6th. I expect WN to announce a few new nonstop routes out of DEN and HOU in tomorrow's schedule exten...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11493

Re: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)

You should do the Newfoundland T'Railway next time you go--passes through several abandoned villages.

Also, are you from Pt. Hawkesbury? You mentioned a 2-hour drive time to Sydney, which is strange from Halifax.
Cheers, and great report!

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by maps4ltd
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

A new topic:

Does anyone know why FR24 shows so many general aviation/military/non-commercial aircraft in and around Phoenix (compared to other US metro areas)? Between Deer Creek and Mesa, the airspace looks very crowded.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is IAD the next US airport flyers will view as "Third World?"
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: Is IAD the next US airport flyers will view as "Third World?"

What about the Z gates? No one has mentioned those yet.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 26823

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

Of all the things AA could be investing in...

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by maps4ltd
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Re: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations

There's a great video trip report on STL-LGA-ROA on The Elevator Channel that includes a segment about an abysmal transfer in LaGuardia (including being temporarily locked in an underground room in the new concourse). I'll link it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR69zecTLfw And then people wo...

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by maps4ltd
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: STL to LHR 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 4032

Re: STL to LHR 2019

Oh, I flew on DL2084 this summer out of that same gate!

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by maps4ltd
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Re: American Airlines Phoenix - New York with multiple delays & cancellations

Seems like you didn't read the report on how he was accomidated multiple times by AA. Uh, no, it seems like they helped him get from DCA to NYC and then onto Phoenix at the OP's leisure, to which the phone agent should be commended, but the way they treated him at LGA is abysmal. That I will give y...

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by maps4ltd
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 81464

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

FLOWN: January: January 1: Delta Connection (Skywest) DL3515, STL-SLC, Bombardier CRJ-900ER, N813SK January 5: Delta Connection (Skywest) DL3663, SLC-STL, Bombardier CRJ-900ER, N821SK March: March 16: Copa Airlines CM236, ORD-PTY, Boeing 737-800, HP-1538CMP March 16: Copa Airlines CM373, PTY-UIO, Bo...

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by maps4ltd
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport
Replies: 30
Views: 1858

Re: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport

masgniw wrote:
maps4ltd wrote:
cofannyc wrote:

Which has service to 4 airports by 2 carriers...


Huh? Tell me more...


BFL has service to:
DFW
PHX
SFO
DEN

Some even more than once daily!!


I'm dumb; I thought you were talking about San Bernardino.

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by maps4ltd
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport
Replies: 30
Views: 1858

Re: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport

cofannyc wrote:
jetwet1 wrote:
masgniw wrote:
Bakersfield CA has almost 1m residents and is ~2 hrs from FAT and the LA area.


Ignoring Bakersfield's own airport ?


Which has service to 4 airports by 2 carriers...


Huh? Tell me more...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11045

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

jumpseat67 wrote:
simairlinenet wrote:
United seems to be leading U.S. carriers (and maybe the world?) on winglet installations:
-All the sCO 757s have Scimitar winglets (and all the sUA have blended winglets)


Sorry, incorrect. All 757s have blended winglets.


UA has scimitars on some 757s (without the below-wing part).

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by maps4ltd
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214618

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

trpmb6 wrote:
Anyone in the air over STL when that meteorite hit last night?


Far higher in the atmosphere, so would be about the same vantage as the arch.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: High Frequency Routes Without Mainline
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: High Frequency Routes Without Mainline

SAN-LAX. "Shuttle by United" was the last frequency-to-LAX flight (as opposed to a couple of tag-on flights AA used to do, such as SAN-LAX-IAD) operated by mainline equipment to this destination. Flew it in April, 2000. Then came the RJ's. But on this route, frequency was the primary fact...

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by maps4ltd
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: High Frequency Routes Without Mainline
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: High Frequency Routes Without Mainline

SAN-LAX. "Shuttle by United" was the last frequency-to-LAX flight (as opposed to a couple of tag-on flights AA used to do, such as SAN-LAX-IAD) operated by mainline equipment to this destination. Flew it in April, 2000. Then came the RJ's. But on this route, frequency was the primary fact...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11594

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

It amazes me on these forums how many people don't fully understand the business model of TUI, especially those from overseas and in particular the USA who assume that they are a fully fledged LCC. Some comments fully support my statement. People booking might get the airport mistaken for Melbourne...

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by maps4ltd
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11594

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

I know a guy who lives in Titusville who might like this. Currently, he is a BP worker and frequents BA's MCO-LGW route.

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by maps4ltd
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’
Replies: 40
Views: 9275

Re: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’

Shut up, Baker, your hub has a giant demonic teddy bear as its centerpiece.

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by maps4ltd
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAL to CLT one off on A333 today?
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Re: SAL to CLT one off on A333 today?

Ishrion wrote:
9637 = 9XXX

These are ferry flights. I believe AA has some maintenance facility in SAL.


Yep. A321s go to SAL a lot as well. You'll see WiFi/interior retrofits there.

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by maps4ltd
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?
Replies: 46
Views: 6378

Re: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?

Remember what they did to Atlanta after AirTran?
If they bought SY, it could go the same way.

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by maps4ltd
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL launch NRT-SFO next year
Replies: 29
Views: 7097

Re: JAL launch NRT-SFO next year

Could it be a reaction to Asiana?

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by maps4ltd
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Weather
Replies: 10
Views: 2408

Re: DEN Weather

It's more of a preemptive measure then anything. Concerns about crews timing out and equipment issues leading to lengthy delays are the leading reasons for the advanced Cancelations. The total number of delays so far at DIA is now 347 and the total number of cancellations is 486 as of 11 a.m. Local...

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