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by artsyman
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roof Of Vancouver's BC Place Stadium Collapsed
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

RE: Roof Of Vancouver's BC Place Stadium Collapsed

IIRC it is about 10-12 years old. So fairly new if you ask me.
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It's a lot older than that. I saw US there in 1987, so it has certainly got 20 years under it's belt. Looks like a marshmallow in bondage

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by artsyman
Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q. 777 Range Performance USA-India Routes
Replies: 21
Views: 5493

RE: Q. 777 Range Performance USA-India Routes

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by artsyman
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: German Sky Marshalls Criticize Lufthansa
Replies: 24
Views: 4932

RE: Report: German Sky Marshalls Criticize Lufthansa

Can someone please tell me how the economics of the program in the U.S.? ***** Sure. The government of the US decides what security is required, and then forces the airline to pay for it (whether the airline wants it or not). When an air marshall takes a seat (or two), the US carrier gets zero reven...

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by artsyman
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasty Weahter At IAH.
Replies: 12
Views: 4025

RE: Nasty Weahter At IAH.

I got in no problem today, no delays, just like landing in soup

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by artsyman
Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weather's Affect On Etops
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

Weather's Affect On Etops

While I do know that weather is taken into account for diversion purposes, is it taken into account for engine out or decompression altitude reductions etc. If you are flying over bad thunderstorms, and decompress, or lose an engine, what is the protocal. Is descending into the thunderstorm the opti...

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by artsyman
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champions League
Replies: 20
Views: 2272

RE: Champions League

+ The fact that Celtic cannot do anything away from home. So they would need to finish the tie in the 1st leg at Parkhead.
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Sort of like how Rangers play away to Falkirk

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by artsyman
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Vs The Legacies In Their Own Hubs
Replies: 31
Views: 5544

RE: B6 Vs The Legacies In Their Own Hubs

Why does <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> not choose an american legacy that it perceives to be weak, i.e NWA, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> or <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, and focus some of its grow into its key hubs etc **** Becaus...

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by artsyman
Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NYC-LON Which Airline
Replies: 12
Views: 4656

RE: NYC-LON Which Airline

Is there a reason why you chose to list the CO 757 flight as opposed to the CO 777 flights ?. They do not depart much later from each other, so it seems an odd omission.

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by artsyman
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMW 335i Coupé
Replies: 29
Views: 2758

RE: BMW 335i Coupé

Two things:
There was no added charge for me to have Titanium Silver. Yes, it is possible to remove the 150mph limiter, and the actual realised speed seems to be around 170mph

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by artsyman
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMW 335i Coupé
Replies: 29
Views: 2758

RE: BMW 335i Coupé

A 335i coupe would be damn nice start. Hey, it's only $40k, you can afford it.
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It would be nice if it were only 40k. Once you start adding some options, it quickly becomes 47k, then add some sales sat and you are over 50k

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by artsyman
Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMW 335i Coupé
Replies: 29
Views: 2758

RE: BMW 335i Coupé

Well, I guess I will be the first to post in this thread as an owner of the above mentioned car. I tried for a few weeks to find one in Houston, but if you want one that's loaded (nav etc) then there is a few months waiting time. I managed to find one in Los Angeles (Nov 25th), drove it back.... and...

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by artsyman
Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Flight Attendants Ask Court To Allow Strike
Replies: 92
Views: 7534

RE: NWA Flight Attendants Ask Court To Allow Strike

Well here they go again. Why don't the flight attendants just give up and shut up. If you don't like the terms and pay that your airlines is offering, then move along. **** This is where this dispute becomes sticky. The company did offer them terms, agreed to them, and signed a contract stating so. ...

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by artsyman
Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac - Good For Sleeping?
Replies: 3
Views: 3107

RE: Sea-Tac - Good For Sleeping?

This site can bea good resource for this sort of questions.

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/

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by artsyman
Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continental 737-300 Cockpit Question
Replies: 12
Views: 12767

RE: Continental 737-300 Cockpit Question

Hope your enjoying home this weekend!!
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I enjoyed it for one day. Now I am in Lake Tahoe. It was a nice flight up this morning (in a 737-300 as discussed above). Thanks for your comments

J

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by artsyman
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continental 737-300 Cockpit Question
Replies: 12
Views: 12767

Continental 737-300 Cockpit Question

In looking at some of the photos, it appears that this aircraft (in continental's configuration) does not seem to have wx radar, and also doesn't seem to have the radar that shows other aircraft in the vicinity. I do know that the 737-300 series aircraft built after 1990 have both, but these don't s...

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by artsyman
Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Upgrade To First Question.
Replies: 12
Views: 6106

RE: Continental Upgrade To First Question.

there's a lot of elite members out there now..lol. **** The balance of elites has not changed on a yearly basis, the only change happens within the active year. By the time you get to the 4th quarter of the year, many have now qualified for top tier, but as soon as you hit February again, all the el...

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by artsyman
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Upgrade To First Question.
Replies: 12
Views: 6106

RE: Continental Upgrade To First Question.

Maybe someday...however they like the extra revenue better I"m sure...lol **** Or maybe they prefer the loyal customer base that enjoys unlimited free upgrades. There are only a handful of folks on this board that revenue fly as much as I do, and I can tell you that free upgrades is a very nice perk...

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by artsyman
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Upgrade To First Question.
Replies: 12
Views: 6106

RE: Continental Upgrade To First Question.

EWR-MEX is a domestic flight as far as upgrades go. If you are elite with Continental, this is a free upgrade (obviously cleared by status, plats, then golds, then silvers etc).

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by artsyman
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Coast Nightmare Again!
Replies: 2
Views: 2592

RE: East Coast Nightmare Again!

sure am glad my flight was early morning, only a few minutes delay on the ground then the delay vectors once in the local area, only at the gate 40 minutes late. **** I was on the 7.30am departure from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<a...

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by artsyman
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Way To Rip DVDs To Your IPod?
Replies: 5
Views: 4210

RE: Best Way To Rip DVDs To Your IPod?

There are two that I know of, but the easiest has got to be:

dvd2pod

put your dvd in, hit ok, its done

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by artsyman
Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines' Longest Nonstop Flight?
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

RE: Singapore Airlines' Longest Nonstop Flight?

SQ19 is boarding at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> TBIT right now... I cannot see how you just got to <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> just a few hours ago. Do you mean SQ20 which got into <acronym ti...

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by artsyman
Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines' Longest Nonstop Flight?
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

RE: Singapore Airlines' Longest Nonstop Flight?

I just landed from SQ19 a few hours ago, and while it is only the 2nd longest flight, it felt loooooooong

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by artsyman
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cebu Pacific Air Or Philippine Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 5991

Cebu Pacific Air Or Philippine Airlines

I have a number of flights upcoming around the region. What carrier is better ?

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by artsyman
Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 3
Replies: 207
Views: 32235

RE: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 3

While obviously pure speculation, is anyone discussing the possibility that this aircraft was blown up ?. With all the talk of liquid explosives of late, who's to say that this is not what happened.

Is this being explored as an option

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by artsyman
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Instrument Flying
Replies: 25
Views: 4055

RE: Instrument Flying

thanks thus far for the replies. To be more specific, does an entry level commercial pilot feel completely at ease with flying by instruments for long periods of time, perhaps in turbulence etc. I am sure that pilots flying for 20 years do, but new hires at major carriers, do they ?. I'd like to ass...

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by artsyman
Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Instrument Flying
Replies: 25
Views: 4055

Instrument Flying

While I am aware there are endless threads on this topic, most of these do not focus on my question. This question is targeted only at Commercial pilots for major carriers. By the time you have worked your way through the ranks to finally work at a major carrier, is flying by instruments completely ...

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by artsyman
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Lounges At YYC (Calgary)?
Replies: 7
Views: 4254

RE: Airline Lounges At YYC (Calgary)?

Which airline are you flying on?
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In on Continental early afternoon, out on Westjet later in the day

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by artsyman
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Lounges At YYC (Calgary)?
Replies: 7
Views: 4254

RE: Airline Lounges At YYC (Calgary)?

I doubt I can get into the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> lounge. I am Platinum on Continental, have a presidents club card. I am Premier Exec (Star gold) on United, which I believe gets me into the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> lounge only if I am flying on a Star Alliance carr...

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by artsyman
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Lounges At YYC (Calgary)?
Replies: 7
Views: 4254

Airline Lounges At YYC (Calgary)?

Hi folks,
Are there any airport lounges at the airport in Calgary. I have about 5 hours there tomorrow.

thanks in advance

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by artsyman
Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US Airline Has The Best Elite Program?
Replies: 24
Views: 11025

RE: Which US Airline Has The Best Elite Program?

Continental has free upgrades for everyone and a very good domestic F-cabin, but the upgrades are notoriously hard to come by. Even Platinums are often completely shut out **** While I am platinum, not silver, my experience is like the flyer above. I have only sat in coach 4 times this year, and it ...

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by artsyman
Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 72 Diversion To Gander Reason?
Replies: 8
Views: 4448

Delta 72 Diversion To Gander Reason?

Anyone know why yesterdays (June 30th) Delta flight 72 from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym> diverted to Ganger ?. It turned around over th...

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by artsyman
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Irish MP: Israel An "Abhorrent And Despicable" Regime
Replies: 121
Views: 3420

Irish MP: Israel An "Abhorrent And Despicable" Regime

I'd love to have him describe his opinions on legion of Palestinian suicide bombers, especially since their "democratically" elected Palestinian government is the main sponsor of them.

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by artsyman
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Hint At Expansion Into Asia!
Replies: 32
Views: 10679

RE: Ryanair Hint At Expansion Into Asia!

Why is it that they are saying that the aircraft limits them to flight of 4 and half hours or less ?. The 737-800 can fly for a lot longer than that.

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by artsyman
Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ Domestic Flight Hit By Lightning!
Replies: 12
Views: 5679

RE: OZ Domestic Flight Hit By Lightning!

I am trying to figure out why the pilots chose to fly into this storm. Most modern aircraft (including the A321) have good onboard weather radar that should clearly be able to see this storm, as well as ATC should not have vectored them anywhere near it. Pilots, are there times when you would choose...

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by artsyman
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tri-jets Single Engine Capability
Replies: 53
Views: 7231

RE: Tri-jets Single Engine Capability

I believe a Continental DC10 on its way to <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> got down to one engine out of <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> a few years back. Don't recall ...

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by artsyman
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Which Aircraft A319 / 737
Replies: 16
Views: 3935

RE: EasyJet Which Aircraft A319 / 737

How about between GVA-AMS, what do they fly on that ?

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by artsyman
Wed May 31, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airports Other Than CRW Serve Charleston VW
Replies: 21
Views: 3256

RE: What Airports Other Than CRW Serve Charleston VW

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by artsyman
Wed May 31, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airports Other Than CRW Serve Charleston VW
Replies: 21
Views: 3256

RE: What Airports Other Than CRW Serve Charleston VW

I was looking to get from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>/<acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> preferably the latter sometime around 2pm in the afternoon of the 24th June. Need to...

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by artsyman
Wed May 31, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airports Other Than CRW Serve Charleston VW
Replies: 21
Views: 3256

What Airports Other Than CRW Serve Charleston VW

Times into CRW are not going to work. Are there any other airports within 50 miles or so ?

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by artsyman
Thu May 11, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer 145s And Lightning
Replies: 15
Views: 3633

RE: Embraer 145s And Lightning

Is it not more likely that the Embraer being so small makes it less stable in flying through rough weather. If you look at the flight cancelations when the weather gets bad, the express flights are always the first to get canceled

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by artsyman
Thu May 04, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armavia Crash - The Facts
Replies: 166
Views: 32242

RE: Armavia Crash - The Facts

According to Armavia, the captain was very experienced and they blame the weather for the accident.
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Isn't this an oxymoron. If he was experienced, then he should know better than to try and land in weather that is bad enough to cause a crash.

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by artsyman
Wed May 03, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU/US Open Skies: Why Is CO Against It?
Replies: 94
Views: 9390

RE: EU/US Open Skies: Why Is CO Against It?

Most other US airlines would welcome Open Skies (DELTA and United had no objections). **** This is inaccurate, every single major US carrier objected except for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/UA because they already have the benefits of <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR /...

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by artsyman
Tue May 02, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Wing Test
Replies: 85
Views: 11892

RE: A380 Wing Test

In the day of the lawsuit hungry human, the FAA cannot just accept the word of Airbus that the wing, despite failing the test is actually fine. All it will take a wing to fail inflight, killing everyone onboard and the FAA being sued for allowing Airbus to skip the certification process...

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by artsyman
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Vs UA..the MSY Story
Replies: 42
Views: 7087

RE: CO Vs UA..the MSY Story

Well. from the sentiment in the gate area they now got 15+ <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> haters...and most of us were on full fare business class tickets..... **** Which just makes me repeat my earlier comments. All the passengers sitting in Business and first as well as econom...

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by artsyman
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Vs UA..the MSY Story
Replies: 42
Views: 7087

RE: CO Vs UA..the MSY Story

UA should have looked at the issue, as they could obviously see in their system that quite a few inbound passengers were held up a few minutes, and taken action to make as little as an inconveniece as possible. **** This is a tough one. By holding the plane for the 15 latecomers, you now run the ris...

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by artsyman
Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Luggage Weight Rebalancing; Why?
Replies: 30
Views: 4845

RE: AA: Luggage Weight Rebalancing; Why?

It also plays a factor in knowing the take off weights etc. They know how many bags are in the hold and how many of them are overweight.

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by artsyman
Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 287: EWR-SNA Today?
Replies: 9
Views: 3923

RE: CO 287: EWR-SNA Today?

It was actually a fuel stop. It was on the ground for a very short time in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>. 11.08AM - Left <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> 01.50PM - Landed <acro...

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by artsyman
Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Better Watch Out.
Replies: 32
Views: 9084

RE: Jetblue Better Watch Out.

There are fewer remaining. That is where the E190 comes in. **** Where do the over 100 A320 aircraft still on order fit into your growth plans. Jetblue does not have any real strong new markets that can support these planes. While they can possibly defer them a little while, eventually all these sor...

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by artsyman
Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Websites That State "last Flight Out"
Replies: 1
Views: 3481

Websites That State "last Flight Out"

Are there any websites that specifically list the latest departures (to anywhere) out of a specific airport ?.

Yes I know you can look through every individual airlines schedules, but this is a laborious way of doing it.

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