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West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:30 pm

Welcome to the West Coast Florida Aviation Thread 2020. Please continue your discussion and to post your updates here.

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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:47 pm

Covering

TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:49 pm

Major news for RSW

Intrepid Aerospace announces plans for one of the largest MRO facilities in Florida

https://www.aviationpros.com/aircraft/m ... ti4zgJCvwU
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:56 pm

Anyone know why NK has been using a Miami air 738 on their ORD-RSW morning departures?
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:06 pm

With DL's announcement TPA-MIA, curious if DL & HCAA will add Gate E63 and reconfigure gates E62 & E64. E63 was not part of the Airside E rebuild to allow DL to park 767s at E62 and E64 back in 2002 when TPA-ATL was still majority 767s. Current assignments show DL using Gate E72 for RONs and morning departures, but will likely clash with F9/WS/AC using that gate.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:57 pm

jsteeves3 wrote:
Anyone know why NK has been using a Miami air 738 on their ORD-RSW morning departures?


I thought I read in another thread somewhere that one of NK’s planes was damaged so they brought in Miami air to cover.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:17 am

phatfarmlines wrote:
With DL's announcement TPA-MIA, curious if DL & HCAA will add Gate E63 and reconfigure gates E62 & E64. E63 was not part of the Airside E rebuild to allow DL to park 767s at E62 and E64 back in 2002 when TPA-ATL was still majority 767s. Current assignments show DL using Gate E72 for RONs and morning departures, but will likely clash with F9/WS/AC using that gate.



LOL...I bet DL wish F9 weren't over there NOW !



Is there a door for E63?
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:38 am

727LOVER wrote:
phatfarmlines wrote:
With DL's announcement TPA-MIA, curious if DL & HCAA will add Gate E63 and reconfigure gates E62 & E64. E63 was not part of the Airside E rebuild to allow DL to park 767s at E62 and E64 back in 2002 when TPA-ATL was still majority 767s. Current assignments show DL using Gate E72 for RONs and morning departures, but will likely clash with F9/WS/AC using that gate.



LOL...I bet DL wish F9 weren't over there NOW !


There's a full house now at Airside E. Those extra TSA lanes which were open only during the winter/spring rush are now permanently open year-round. F9 high-density 321s will do that.

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Is there a door for E63?


Yes, it's right next to the E62 doorway and has the standard gate number placard above the door, though it's unmarked. You can also see the door on Google Maps in 3D view.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:44 pm

UA will be sending a 777 to TPA

Beginning March 29 and lasting thru April 24
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:32 am

727LOVER wrote:
UA will be sending a 777 to TPA

Beginning March 29 and lasting thru April 24



Ooooooo, from where?
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:35 am

SRQLOT wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
UA will be sending a 777 to TPA

Beginning March 29 and lasting thru April 24



Ooooooo, from where?


Going to see a lot of heavy aircraft headed to Florida as they are not flying to China
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:57 am

crjflyboy wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
UA will be sending a 777 to TPA

Beginning March 29 and lasting thru April 24



Ooooooo, from where?


Going to see a lot of heavy aircraft headed to Florida as they are not flying to China


Yes of course, I meant what’s the route.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:04 am

SRQLOT wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
UA will be sending a 777 to TPA

Beginning March 29 and lasting thru April 24



Ooooooo, from where?

EWR. IAD is also seeing 757s to TPA too.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:03 am

N292UX wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
UA will be sending a 777 to TPA

Beginning March 29 and lasting thru April 24



Ooooooo, from where?

EWR. IAD is also seeing 757s to TPA too.



Thanks! Have a hard time catching a 777 to add to my list due to many reasons lol.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:08 am

Looks like the IAD-TPA 752 is only running on Tuesdays?

Excited to see the UA 772 at TPA. I've lived in TPA since 2013 and I believe this is the first scheduled domestic widebody service since I've lived here?
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:34 am

FlyerTalkUserNa wrote:
Looks like the IAD-TPA 752 is only running on Tuesdays?

Excited to see the UA 772 at TPA. I've lived in TPA since 2013 and I believe this is the first scheduled domestic widebody service since I've lived here?


too bad you missed the days of DL 767s! I used to sit in a tug by the ground vehicle fuel rack and be thankful the largest thing I had to load was a 73G. But I do miss working there and seeing all the different airlines there from the mid 2000's,, and the wide variety of A/C.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:37 am

FlyerTalkUserNa wrote:
Looks like the IAD-TPA 752 is only running on Tuesdays?

Excited to see the UA 772 at TPA. I've lived in TPA since 2013 and I believe this is the first scheduled domestic widebody service since I've lived here?


L 1011's were very common back in the day
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:51 pm

Why is there (what looks like)a Dornier 328 flying the pattern in SRQ? First time seeing that aircraft. It’s incredibly quiet and very pretty, wish more were flying.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:21 am

SRQLOT wrote:
Why is there (what looks like)a Dornier 328 flying the pattern in SRQ? First time seeing that aircraft. It’s incredibly quiet and very pretty, wish more were flying.


I SAW THAT!

Was at the NW corner of field saw it come in and do a touch & go. I thought it was an ATR-42 !
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:26 am

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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:25 am

SRQLOT wrote:
Why is there (what looks like)a Dornier 328 flying the pattern in SRQ? First time seeing that aircraft. It’s incredibly quiet and very pretty, wish more were flying.


Hearing that it's USAF Special Ops
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:02 pm

727LOVER wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
Why is there (what looks like)a Dornier 328 flying the pattern in SRQ? First time seeing that aircraft. It’s incredibly quiet and very pretty, wish more were flying.


I SAW THAT!

Was at the NW corner of field saw it come in and do a touch & go. I thought it was an ATR-42 !



Ah! Thank you! I saw it fly in an hour before and then while in the hot tub doing the pattern twice. I could barely hear the engines even though it was right above me. I thought the wing design was different so it raised my curiosity!
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:30 pm

FlyerTalkUserNa wrote:
Looks like the IAD-TPA 752 is only running on Tuesdays?

Excited to see the UA 772 at TPA. I've lived in TPA since 2013 and I believe this is the first scheduled domestic widebody service since I've lived here?


I flew a Pan Am 747 TPA-IAD in the early 80s. The first 747 I ever saw was a Northwest Orient example in Tampa around 1974. Wardair Canada also flew 747s from Toronto around that same time.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:08 pm

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I flew a Pan Am 747 TPA-IAD in the early 80s. The first 747 I ever saw was a Northwest Orient example in Tampa around 1974. Wardair Canada also flew 747s from Toronto around that same time.


Yep...that would have been flight 106 TPA-IAD-LHR leaving from gate 70
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:05 pm

Just saw PZL M-28 overflying Bradenton and now on final into SRQ. I know that one is used also by Special Ops as I did see it at the airshow in Tampa last year. 2 days ago saw the P-8 Poseidon overflying LECOM Park really low coming into SRQ. Pretty neat set of aircraft flying into SRQ last few days.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:50 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
Why is there (what looks like)a Dornier 328 flying the pattern in SRQ? First time seeing that aircraft. It’s incredibly quiet and very pretty, wish more were flying.


16-3025 operating out of PIE today as HOUND 95:

Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:08 pm

tjwgrr wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
Why is there (what looks like)a Dornier 328 flying the pattern in SRQ? First time seeing that aircraft. It’s incredibly quiet and very pretty, wish more were flying.


16-3025 operating out of PIE today as HOUND 95:




Thanks for the reply! I didn’t realize that the remaining 5 C-145(PZL M-28) we’re moved to Duke AFB years ago, are these also there? Because I didn’t see it at MacDill AFB air show last year.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:10 am

tjwgrr wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
Why is there (what looks like)a Dornier 328 flying the pattern in SRQ? First time seeing that aircraft. It’s incredibly quiet and very pretty, wish more were flying.


16-3025 operating out of PIE today as HOUND 95:



We've actually got two of the Wolfhounds here.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:36 am

FlyerTalkUserNa wrote:

Excited to see the UA 772 at TPA. I've lived in TPA since 2013 and I believe this is the first scheduled domestic widebody service since I've lived here?


At this point, with the recently announced UA cuts to domestic, not sure if this equipment swap will continue, but worth noting CO flew A300s in TPA-EWR from early-mid 90's.



727LOVER wrote:


Thanks for the link. Amazing to see so many jetway-less gates during that time, especially in old Airside C.

Also, saw in the TPA online flight boards that AC is now operating from Airside F, even though TPA still has them listed as operating from Airside E. Is this a temporary thing while COVID-19 is going on and DHS/CBP is taking additional measures to evaluate incoming pax?
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:41 pm

727LOVER wrote:
UA will be sending a 777 to TPA

Beginning March 29 and lasting thru April 24


SORRY FOLKS....
NOT HAPPENING



On April 1, TPA-EWR goes from 7 flights down to 2 ! :o
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:43 pm

SRQ has been pummeled with canceled flights
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:13 pm

Anyone have news on TPA's airside D? I assume with the COVID-19 outbreak, most infrastructure projects will be put on hiatus.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:37 pm

I know I didn't smoke anything when looking for flights SRQ-ORD but I saw in google/flights that Frontier is flying that route next 3 days?!?? So I checked on flightaware and those flights are in the system. Is that some kind of an error? SRQ website doesn't have the schedule for tomorrow yet.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:22 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
I know I didn't smoke anything when looking for flights SRQ-ORD but I saw in google/flights that Frontier is flying that route next 3 days?!?? So I checked on flightaware and those flights are in the system. Is that some kind of an error? SRQ website doesn't have the schedule for tomorrow yet.


Start reply #87 and keep reading
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1438071&p=22159181&hilit=frontier+network#p22159181
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:54 pm

727LOVER wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
I know I didn't smoke anything when looking for flights SRQ-ORD but I saw in google/flights that Frontier is flying that route next 3 days?!?? So I checked on flightaware and those flights are in the system. Is that some kind of an error? SRQ website doesn't have the schedule for tomorrow yet.


Start reply #87 and keep reading
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1438071&p=22159181&hilit=frontier+network#p22159181



Ah! Thank you! Any other day I would have jumped on a deal like that!
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:21 am

IAmGaroott wrote:
Anyone have news on TPA's airside D? I assume with the COVID-19 outbreak, most infrastructure projects will be put on hiatus.


Actually per the TPA website, the Blue side curbside arrivals is closed to speed up ongoing Phase 2 construction of the express curbside lanes.

New Airside D is part of Phase 3, which hasn't been executed yet, and will likely be impacted by demand decline as you noted by the outbreak.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:14 pm

RSW closed down terminal C effective yesterday. United moved to B and Delta to D
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:21 pm

I read or saw that TPA's pax count is down 97%. Wow. I live about 15 miles due north of TPA, looking forward to seeing some traffic in the skies again hopefully sooner than later, sure is quiet these days. Almost seems like UPS, FedEx and Amazon flights count for as much as pax fllghts.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:52 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
I know I didn't smoke anything when looking for flights SRQ-ORD but I saw in google/flights that Frontier is flying that route next 3 days?!?? So I checked on flightaware and those flights are in the system. Is that some kind of an error? SRQ website doesn't have the schedule for tomorrow yet.

Here's another one:
SY just had a flight do RSW-SRQ...on the ground NOW. Prob going back to MSP
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:55 pm

727LOVER wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
I know I didn't smoke anything when looking for flights SRQ-ORD but I saw in google/flights that Frontier is flying that route next 3 days?!?? So I checked on flightaware and those flights are in the system. Is that some kind of an error? SRQ website doesn't have the schedule for tomorrow yet.

Here's another one:
SY just had a flight do RSW-SRQ...on the ground NOW. Prob going back to MSP



How often per week or month do they just have to touch the ground at the airport for accepting the loans from the CARES act?
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:14 am

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RSW closed down terminal C effective yesterday. United moved to B and Delta to D



You sure? I just got this off of the airport web site and it still shows them using C

DL 462
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9:22pm
C4
Now 9:30P

DL 1208
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10:06pm
C2
On Time

DL 463
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11:02pm
C6
On Time
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:17 am

crj900lr wrote:
krsw757 wrote:
RSW closed down terminal C effective yesterday. United moved to B and Delta to D



You sure? I just got this off of the airport web site and it still shows them using C

DL 462
Atlanta
9:22pm
C4
Now 9:30P

DL 1208
Minneapolis
10:06pm
C2
On Time

DL 463
Atlanta
11:02pm
C6
On Time



OK cancel that. You would think that an airport website would have up to date information for people to look at. Nice of them to put it in a little paragraph at the top but still give wrong info on the main page.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon May 25, 2020 3:12 pm

I need to word this carefully.

Jetblue & Elite Airways have been granted permission to suspend SRQ

Silver Airways has been granted permission to suspend TPA

https://downloads.regulations.gov/DOT-O ... ment_1.pdf.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon May 25, 2020 4:18 pm

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727LOVER wrote:
I need to word this carefully.

Jetblue & Elite Airways have been granted permission to suspend SRQ

Silver Airways has been granted permission to suspend TPA

https://downloads.regulations.gov/DOT-O ... ment_1.pdf.



Haha, ok I’ll take a bite. So Elite not surprised, was actually shocked to see their aircraft at the gate this past week making a flight!

Now for JetBlue, I don’t remember seeing SRQ in the first batch of airports when they were talking about discontinuing services. Even with the stop in MCO wouldn’t they be in the best position to get most of the traffic to NYC as they are the only ones taking reservations up there (I mean almost nonstop). They could just make it nonstop again if the bookings are good. I mean NYC is about to wake up again, and the hotels here are getting packed!

On a side note, after Delta messing up my ecredit and making flights so expensive I had to pick another choice, I’m disappointed as I hoped for my one and only and last flight on the MD-88. After years of begging to get an affordable service to Chicago, Frontier did this cool SRQ-MCO-ORD routing so I’m flying them. First time on Frontier for me.

With that the fact that Delta is charging premium prices and bringing up service to 4 flights a day in June from mostly 2 daily now is a good sign for SRQ.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon May 25, 2020 6:27 pm

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With that the fact that Delta is charging premium prices and bringing up service to 4 flights a day in June from mostly 2 daily now is a good sign for SRQ.

J U L Y

By the way...final MD-88 flight from SRQ is June 2 @ 7:00am
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon May 25, 2020 8:48 pm

727LOVER wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
With that the fact that Delta is charging premium prices and bringing up service to 4 flights a day in June from mostly 2 daily now is a good sign for SRQ.

J U L Y

By the way...final MD-88 flight from SRQ is June 2 @ 7:00am



Thank you for the correction, yes that’s the month, not sure why I said June when I was looking for flights in July. I got the MD-90 and 717 so a bit sad I’ll miss out on 88. Glad that we will still get the 717s in at least for a bit.
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue May 26, 2020 2:03 am

MD-90 is gone June 2 also.

I see Elite has already removed SRQ...PWM as well.....they're down to just EWR & VRB :o
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue May 26, 2020 4:28 am

I'll be on the 0845 MD-88 departure to ATL in a few days. Fortunately connecting to PHL on another MD-88 so I get two more legs. Living in Lakewood Ranch right now though, I've enjoyed having the occasional MD-88 come in over our house when landing on 32 (though more often than not, it's an Eagle CR9 or an Allegiant Airbus flying overhead).
 
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Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri May 29, 2020 2:43 pm

Frontier adds new/restored summer routes for TPA, SRQ & RSW

https://www.flyfrontier.com/deals/sales ... MrQPB4yS8Q
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