Unless they sent all the crews that would be working the flights to training at an existing station, it seems risky for me to have a live flight be the first time anybody sees an aircraft. Opening doors, operating stairs, cargo doors, loading/unloading, dumping the Biffy, filling potable water, etc., etc.; just a few of the things you'd think one would have worked out before hand.
Worked for WestAir, Apollo Airways, Desert Pacific, Western, AirCal and American Airlines (Retired). Flight Memory: 181 airports, 92 airlines, 78 a/c types, 403 routes, 58 countries (by air), 6 continents. 1,119,414 passenger miles.
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