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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:51 pm

Did TK leak about possible MIA flight?

www.twitter.com/TK_HelpDesk/status/588176935848665088?s=09


Thoughts?
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:35 pm

I do not know what to think of that twitter leak.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:00 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 150):
Did TK leak about possible MIA flight?

Hopefully, will that be Airline 101, Miami? I really do like the use of red / teal in their livery, and more 767/777s (or whatever they're going to use if they do start service here) is always great to see.  

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:05 am

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 152):

Airline 101 will be Thomas Cook. If I'm not mistaken. 102 will be Austrian.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:09 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 153):

In this count, do they include Republic, Envoy, Shuttle America, Skywest, and all the other domestic regional carriers?

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:51 pm

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 154):

MQ's day are numbered in MIA, base to close soon for crew members. YX to take over alot of the flying for MQ. Off to Indy on Sunday for training with YX! I'll keep you guys posted.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:02 pm

For whatever its worth.. Turkish Council was at MIA last week.

Something smells fishy...


Little-by-little, the pieces are coming together .

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:15 pm

What smells fishy? Is that Consulate lobbying for TK service?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:18 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 157):

Yep.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:33 pm

Could this be part of the rumored IST-MIA-MEX service?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:39 pm

Quoting mugler (Reply 159):

I'd hope so.

The tweet and the Turkish Consol visiting MIA just makes it suspicious that something may very well happen.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:15 pm

Of what I've been hearing is that TK is looking at MA before ATL.


If that's the case. I can't wait to laugh and brag about it.



We can expect an announcement in the upcoming months.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:08 pm

Well, looks like Condor worked out a deal with Customs in FLL and is now back on track to arrive there instead of MIA. I'm not sure what happened but maybe Delta intervened to help out since they are contracted to provide Condor's handling at FLL, and didn't want to lose that money..

Also, some word around about an airline starting service between FLL and CCS.. Dynamic or something like that. Don't know the details but they are supposedly to be a hardstand operation.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:26 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 161):

So they are looking at both airports, but leaning more towards MIA?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:28 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 163):

Of what I've been told, yes.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:51 pm

Who told you this, a TK insider?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:07 am

Quoting miaintl (Reply 165):

Multiple people.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:34 am

On my 2 recent trips to MIA (Feb & March)...I didn't see any 787. So, who is using the Dreamliner to MIA?

Quoting Miami (Reply 161):
If that's the case. I can't wait to laugh and brag about it.



My response here is WITHDRAWN
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:38 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 167):
So, who is using the Dreamliner to MIA?

Right now, Arkefly/JetairFly, LAN, and Air Europa.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:04 pm

MIA has removed jet bridge D2 to make way for construction for the BA A380.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:15 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 161):

If that's the case. I can't wait to laugh and brag about it.

How can you not, isn't she a sweet pea?

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/4/6/1/2262164.jpg
  

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:24 pm

With the construction of the a380 gates at D1-D2 for BA, what lounge would BA use? Because there old lounge in old A is about to open as an American Express lounge. Also is Iberia going to follow them into D or stay at E/F?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:06 pm

What gate will OS be parked in MIA?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:50 pm

Quoting arielwar (Reply 171):
With the construction of the a380 gates at D1-D2 for BA, what lounge would BA use? Because there old lounge in old A is about to open as an American Express lounge

AFAIK they will first use gate E8

Quoting arielwar (Reply 171):
Also is Iberia going to follow them into D or stay at E/F?

They recently moved from E to F because of issues with AA and having their E gate occupied so I'm guessing they'll stay in F for the time being.

Quoting miaintl (Reply 172):

What gate will OS be parked in MIA?

Most likely J but F can be another option
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:42 pm

This is the airline I am MOST interested in seeing @ MIA/FLL...possibly PBI.....most likely TPA and MCO as well.





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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:54 pm

I thought Cubana served MIA for a time, but no longer does. My friend, Victor, messaged me on Facebook a year or two ago and said that Cubana was now joining the entente of carriers performing Cuban Charter flights. I responded that I hoped they would be sending the IL-96, to which he replied that they wouldn't.

Do the IL-96, Tupolev 204, etc., hold valid type certificates with the FAA? I've been wondering that for a long time.

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:00 pm

The New Eastern Airlines' first route will be MIA-BWI-MIA, as a private group charter. They plan to begin offering charter flights between Miami and destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America beginning in spring 2015, with scheduled operations beginning in 2016.

Eastern Airlines Update (by AVENSAB727 Apr 17 2015 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:12 pm

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 176):
The New Eastern Airlines' first route will be MIA-BWI-MIA, as a private group charter.

I believe it's for war veterans.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:54 am

Quoting arielwar (Reply 171):
With the construction of the a380 gates at D1-D2 for BA, what lounge would BA use? Because there old lounge in old A is about to open as an American Express lounge. Also is Iberia going to follow them into D or stay at E/F?

I remember reading earlier that BA planned on reopening their lounge in Low D. QR also plans to open a lounge somewhere eventually.

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 175):
I thought Cubana served MIA for a time, but no longer does.

Their most recent service to South Florida was a one-way to EYW...  
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:34 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 178):

Like I stated their old lounge is being opened as an American Express Lounge.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:42 am

TK is rumored to start MIA flights this November according to this Turkish Article:

http://www.airkule.com/haber/ABD-DE-8-NCI-UCUS-NOKTASI/20170
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:44 am

Quoting arielwar (Reply 179):
Like I stated their old lounge is being opened as an American Express Lounge.

Any idea when that is going to open? I heard May. I am flying out May 1st.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:52 am

Quoting miaintl (Reply 180):

I'd hope it's legit. Seems to be.


Reservations have yet to be opened.


I somewhat belive it because of the recent Twitter 'leak' and the Turkish Consul at MIA.


Hoping it's legit and for an announcement soon.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:19 pm

Yesterday, it was Virgin Atlantic's 29th 'Birthday' of Miami service.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:31 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 183):

Too bad they didn't celebrate the occasion by sending a 789!
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:36 pm

Quoting skybird77 (Reply 184):

Would be cool! I hope we'll see it someday, though.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:52 am

MIA has a new record! 10.9M pax & 524K tons of cargo in the 1stQ, 2015!
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:15 pm

Miami International Airport 1Q2015 results:

- Passenger numbers:11.0 million, +4.6%;
- Cargo volume: 532,693, +2.5%;
- Aircraft movements: 104,896, stable.

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“Miami International Airport has had a phenomenal start to 2015,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “Passenger growth is at a three-year high, our cargo business continues to thrive, and we’re steadily adding new routes and carriers to better serve our customers and our community. Importantly, MIA’s continued growth translates to more jobs, more spending and more economic activity in Miami-Dade County.”
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:24 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 187):

I was reading the remarks from the airport authorities on MIA, and interestingly enough, it is closed to gliders:

- CLSD NON ENG ACFT.
- PPR 3 HRS PRIOR TO ALL ARRIVALS ON THE GENERAL AVIATION CENTER (GAC) RAMP. CTC RAMP CONTROL AT 305-876-7550 AND UPON ARRIVAL ON FREQUENCY 131.600.ACFT WITH WINGSPAN GREATER THAN 78 FT ARE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE GAC RAMP.
- ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ARRIVALS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS, MUST SECURE DOORS UNTIL ARFF IS ON SCENE.
- ASDE-X SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IN USE. OPERATE TRANSPONDERS WITH MODE C ON ALL TWYS AND RWYS.
- PPR FOR INBOUND MILITARY FLIGHTS 100 AND Mount Cook Airlines (New Zealand)">NM ON FREQ 130.5.
- ACFT WITH A WINGSPAN GREATER THAN 171 FT ARE PROHIBITED FROM TAXIING ON TWY P EAST OF TWY U. ACFT WITH A WINGSPAN GREATER THAN 143 FT ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING TWY AA.
- ALL TURBOJET ACFT USE DSNT NOISE ABATEMENT DEP PROFILE FROM ALL RYS EXC A320, B727, B737-800, B767-400, AND DC9 WHICH SHOULD USE CLOSE-IN NOISE ABATEMENT ABATEMENT PROFILE.
- BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:48 pm

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 188):

How is this related to Miami's post about growth at MIA? Are you really surprised that gliders are not allowed at a major international airport? Do you know of any that do allow this?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:36 pm

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West Palm Beach International Airport Spotting / Updates -- March 24th, 2015
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As a sort of quasi - sequel to my last tour on this thread, when I walked you all through some points of interest at FXE, I'm now going to bring the thread 34 miles northeast to the smallest commercially served airport in South Florida, and one that hasn't received much attention in earlier threads, West Palm Beach International Airport (ICAO: PBI, IATA: KPBI). This one will be more of a spotting tour rather than an airport tour altogether, so enjoy my pictures!  

PBI is the smallest of the three South Floridian commercially-serviced airports, and thus has suffered a ton of cuts as a result of industry-wide consolidation and downturn of the economy following the September 11 Attacks. It doesn't help that FLL is only a mere 42 miles to the south and offers not only many more destinations, but also low, low fares. Recently, however, due to a surge of northeastern folks moving down to South Florida, low cost carriers Southwest and JetBlue have significantly expanded their presence at the field--B6 with seven scheduled and WN with eight (4 SKED, 4 SEAS), making them the two largest carriers at PBI when factoring both scheduled and seasonal destinations into the equation.

Unfortunately, fares still remain high to this day at PBI, and most non-hub service is only seasonal. Plus, F9's service to DEN is being cut on April 28th, 2015, disappointingly...Nonetheless, PBI is still a great deal nicer than FLL in some regards.

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Driving up the interstate to PBI.

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I was really surprised about how deserted the parking lot was, there was almost no other cars in sight. There's no dedicated spotting area at PBI (at least from what I could see), so I just parked in the nearest corner facing the ramp and most of the airport action.

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There wasn't much action to be had, however, well, not at this moment.  https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7586/16276932514_ca060f2257_c.jpg
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A lone Delta MD-88, N906DE, resting in the distance.

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An US Airways A320, N124US, pulls into the previously-pictured empty concourse.

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An uber-sexy 727 Boeing Business Jet surrounded by other corporate airplanes.

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Not much else was happening, so I headed down into the terminal.

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PBI, unlike FLL and MIA, has a single ticketing hall with two concourses, A and C.

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They also boast a gigantic (for an airport this size) pre-security shopping and retail area, complete with a very large AstroTurf putting green.

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Back up top, it seems United and SkyWest have joined the PBI party.

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As well as UP (Bahamasair).

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Nonstop private aviation is one of PBI's vices!

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Yet another corporate jet taking off past the Gulfstream hangar.

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A Gulfstream engages its reverse thrusters.

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This Challenger was in a hurry to get aloft!

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Check out the wing flex on this skinny DL MD-80!

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A tiny Pilatus PC-12 buzzing off the airstrip.

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JetBlue A320 slowing down, far away from the top of the parking garage.

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Going home after a fun afternoon of spotting is always the hardest part...  

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END UPDATES
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Miami, FlyMIA, OB1504, Sinlock, Greenjet, RTA, 727LOVER, MAH4546, MIASkies, and MesaFlyGuy, please let me know if you like these shots / updates! Thanks as always for reading!

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:45 pm

I've never flown through PBI but it actually looks pretty nice. And it doesn't seem too hard to spot. Thanks for sharing.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks for sharing, LPDAL. PBI is my favorite of the three major South Florida gateways due to its less hassled nature.

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 190):
PBI is the smallest of the three South Floridian commercially-serviced airports, and thus has suffered a ton of cuts as a result of industry-wide consolidation and downturn of the economy following the September 11 Attacks.

PBI has certainly seen some declines in recent years. Pax traffic fell each year from 2008 (6.5 million) to 2012 (5.6 million) due to the perfect storm of economic downturn and airline consolidation. Pax numbers increased 1.4% and 3.4% in 2013 and 2014 (5.9 million), respectively, but still remain well below the high of 7.0 million in 2005. The positive trend is continuing though with pax numbers up 7.6% yoy in February 2015 and 4.3% for the twelve-month period to February 28, 2015.

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 190):
There's no dedicated spotting area at PBI (at least from what I could see), so I just parked in the nearest corner facing the ramp and most of the airport action.

There is a small viewing park to the south of the airport along Perimeter Road. It can be a little distant for photography and heat haze is often a problem. The parking garage probably isn't too popular with photographers due to it being backlit for most of the day. It offers good views of the ramp though as highlighted in your post.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:02 pm

I was able to reach out to the Turkish Consulate in Miami and I was told they'll have good news soon!
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:38 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 187):

How did you reach out to them? I did it through facebook. Did you go to their office personally?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:01 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 194):
How did you reach out to them?

Facebook.
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:55 pm

I sent them a message and they responded that they hope they will have good news soon. I am wondering if these facebook responses say the same thing to everybody.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:58 pm

There are rumors that AF might send its 380 year-round to MIA.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:09 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 196):
I sent them a message and they responded that they hope they will have good news soon. I am wondering if these facebook responses say the same thing to everybody.

They said this to me "We'll have some good news soon."

Quoting miaintl (Reply 197):
There are rumors that AF might send its 380 year-round to MIA.

I've heard of that too. But where did you hear this?
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 3

Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:00 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 193):

I think it's great we may have TK again. What is different this time that will make them succeed at MIA? They now would also have QR competition, yes?

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