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by CV880
Sun May 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7460

Re: European expansion in SFO

As a 41 year resident of the San Francisco Bay Area I was interested in your post about SFO. However, your statement that SFO is “one of the best airports in the United States” is laughable. It is simply one of the worst—just above Newark. You are right that it has lots of airlines and lots of dest...

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by CV880
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4033

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

Daimler=Mercedes, Freightliner trucks. There are 4 Freightliner plants within 50miles of CLT, plus the BMW factory near GSP, plus Siemens turbine plant near CLT Airport.

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by CV880
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30401

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

FWIW, AA I think still holds the single fatality record, ORD, Flight 191, 1979, 271pax +2 on the ground.

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by CV880
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10178

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

And yet SU has 3x daily to JFK and 1x LAX?

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by CV880
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6117

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

CRJ900 wrote:
Delta's B717s probably have a lot lower cycles on them, Hawaiian could buy some of the newest from that fleet as DL is introducing the CS100.


Why do that? DL+HA=Problem solved. Like fleets as well (717's, 330's, 321's & 767's).

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by CV880
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT Airport Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: CLT Airport Expansion

Seems like AA has fairly good service Nationwide from CLT. Increase frequency otherwise. 787 service to TYO would make more sense than some of the other wishlists that I've seen such as AUS, BNA or RDU. At least there are connex to feed it (even from MIA :D )

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by CV880
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9297

Re: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations

Looks to be more press sensationalism than fact in some cases. Looking at sat, Jun 9 from Oak to both Hnl & Ogg, there seem to be plenty of unassigned seats on the 330 to Hnl & 767 to Ogg. LIH pax can be routed via either connx. Good press for keeping the $$ jacked up. So what if they have t...

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by CV880
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics
Replies: 60
Views: 9990

Re: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics

& some 321's will probably be added as 2nd or 3rd flights in some markets like LAX, SFO, LAS & SEA.

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by CV880
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3528

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

If one considers what DL, NWA & WA had premerger(s) to Hawaii, DL has receded in the market while giving some of the market to HA/AS/VX and soon to be WN. The SF Bay Area has virtually been eliminated from the Hawaii market by Delta except for the 10day 739 SFO-HNL-SFO evening roundtrip during t...

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by CV880
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 13446

DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

According to the Company Intranet, the following cities should be seeing the 744 from 22Dec-Jan02. In alphabetical order they are:

ATL, BUF, DFW, DTW, EWR, FLL, GSP, LAX, MSY, SAN & SEA.

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by CV880
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta eticket vs print
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Delta eticket vs print

Write down the confirmation #, at the airport kiosk print the doc which will include everything that You need including the Boarding Pass.

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by CV880
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 20533

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

Airline stocks are down and oil is up.

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by CV880
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4870

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

Combined they pale in comparison to BMW's most profitable facility (Spartanburg) and all of their tier suppliers in the region. That's only a part of it...Freightliner (Mercedes) have two plants near CLT and Siemens (Westinghouse) has a nuclear turbine plant in CLT, both German Corporations. As far...

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by CV880
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9762 (A350) 28Aug NRT-DTW
Replies: 0
Views: 951

DL9762 (A350) 28Aug NRT-DTW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Txvzr3 ... ubs_digest

Adding inbound arrival into NRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU8qMOx9YSo
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See the YouTube Video below of the takeoff from NRT, N501DN (A359).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Txvzr3 ... ubs_digest

Adding inbound arrival into NRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU8qMOx9YSo

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by CV880
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7243

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

, Prior management in the 90's had totally ignored those areas....too busy reeling from the acquisition of those PA routes that have since evaporated except for JNB & LOS. Huh? A whole chunk of PA routes are still around including the Shuttle, and many of the JFK-Europe flights. In fact, PA was...

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by CV880
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7243

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

As a DL Retiree, I think that DL's west coast strategy is still lacking when it comes to connecting the top business markets, notably Chicago & DFW to the top markets in the West...(SEA & LAX aren't the only ones). DEN to Silicon Valley? Must not be lucrative.. Before, DL had to buy the comp...

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by CV880
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 7954

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

We still have trouble closing them and they are not safe for us from an ergonomics point of view. The 319/320 used to be our favorite plane, but after the mods it goes pretty junior now. But when you don't have a contract you have no say in your career or any input on design of galleys etc. All abo...

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by CV880
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2550

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

UA has many narrowbody flights to Mexico in the international terminal. These often turn to domestic destinations after arrival from Mexico. There are also often widebody domestic turn flights. Not uncommon at all to arrive/depart from the international terminal on UA when flying domestically. As m...

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by CV880
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 6293

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

Case for One World from CLT or PHL Is the Feed vs little feed at other cities discussed except SLC where ICN makes a more sensible destination for Asia.

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by CV880
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18767

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

It appears that AA can get them off the runways at both LIH & OGG, so better than a 739.

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by CV880
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6338

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

How do we know if the child's boarding pass was scanned when She boarded. Did She present it along with Her's? Unanswered questions and I'm no UA fanboy.

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by CV880
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 13825

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

After trying nonrev HNL-SEA-SFO just to try something different, We'll stick to transfer @ LAX or fly HA. SEA is crowded & dingy and makes both LAX & SFO look elegant. I still can't believe that after all the years that DL/WA/NW flew SFO-HNL, that DL has completely dropped the service except...

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by CV880
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 787 the proper A330 replacement for Hawaiian?
Replies: 76
Views: 13699

Re: Is the 787 the proper A330 replacement for Hawaiian?

Or HA stays with the "like" equipment of the carrier that services their aircraft.

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by CV880
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 10755

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

They should absolutely be allowed. As long as they comply with all U.S. rules and regulations I really don't care who owns them. Of course competition means legacy carriers cannot get away with treating their customers like crap. Competition is good for consumers and will hopefully weed out the poo...

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by CV880
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smaller Hub Cities?
Replies: 84
Views: 9026

Re: Smaller Hub Cities?

Ok, ATL is one of the largest O&D airports in the country. It does not even belong in the same sentence as SLC and CLT despite your constant attempts to slight it. Every hub is over served (EVERY SINGLE ONE), but get real man.[/quote] ATL has no nearby cities with sufficient air service for comp...

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by CV880
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA not serve Charlotte, NC?
Replies: 40
Views: 7204

Re: Why does BA not serve Charlotte, NC?

0144520 They used to! I don't recall exactly why they stopped service, but I assume the AA LHR service has it covered for now. BA served CLT in the early to mid 90's when Colin Marshall ran the airline.....I believe that his Son lived in CLT at the time, which didn't hurt. With US flying Euro Route...

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by CV880
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where was the original SFO terminal located?
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Where was the original SFO terminal located?

Thanks for finding all these aerial photos V/F! So cool to see how SFO has grown and where it started from. In the second and third photos down, at the top of the frame, there is a train bridge going across the Bay. I'm assuming that became the ROW for the San Mateo Bridge. Does anyone know when th...

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by CV880
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot talks at DL have broken down
Replies: 70
Views: 12581

Re: Pilot talks at DL have broken down

Why should pilots get a say in how the airline inks JV's? The management is doing it for the benefit of the airline. And airmailing the pilot's jobs overseas. The pilots gave up every concession the airline asked for when it was bankrupt. Outside of 'profit sharing', they haven't received anything ...

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by CV880
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NFL Charters
Replies: 67
Views: 12521

Re: 2016 NFL Charters

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/ ... 0-75c.html
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71Zulu wrote:
What's the seating capacity on the DL charter 752s?


Maybe this is what You are referring to? The 757C....72 seats.

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/ ... 0-75c.html

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by CV880
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NFL Charters
Replies: 67
Views: 12521

Re: 2016 NFL Charters

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
A couple August 31st flights:
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> N136DL (DL 763) flew from Boston to San Francisco (perhaps to pick up the 49ers and bring them to San Diego???)
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UA carries the 49ers. Stadium is near SJC and there was a 753 charter from SJC to SAN on the 31st.

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by CV880
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How hard is it to land at LGA?
Replies: 34
Views: 7612

Re: How hard is it to land at LGA?

@ CV880 - I lived in Forest Hills in 1973 and I had one Approach to LGA right over my house. The d10's I saw usually had AA markings. I know trhat DL flew DC10s for some time but the copy of the timetable you posted here Shows not proof that DL operated these from LGA. The legend underneath does no...

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by CV880
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How hard is it to land at LGA?
Replies: 34
Views: 7612

Re: How hard is it to land at LGA?

@ CV880: at 1973 there was nothing like a Delta DC10. Sorry for nitpicking Maybe You should research what You say first. I worked there, I think that I know what Delta used to fly into there. Delta flew DC-10's before the L10's and LGA had about 4 departures per day in the early to mid 70's. http:/...

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by CV880
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How hard is it to land at LGA?
Replies: 34
Views: 7612

Re: How hard is it to land at LGA?

[quote="KTPAFlyer"]Hello A.net, This one is for the pilots out there, is landing at (USS) LaGuardia challenging, and if so, which approach is the trickiest? Three runways surrounded by water, short landing area, and busy airspace, what's it like? JFK and SFO are comparable, but the margin ...

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by CV880
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Announces Layoffs if Merger Approved
Replies: 95
Views: 15752

Re: Virgin America Announces Layoffs if Merger Approved

b747400erf wrote:
225 management jobs, more bloated overpaid executives, and people complain about ground workers, pilots, and FA's being greedy and making too much! Unbelievable!


In a County where 3 of the top 10 wealthiest zip codes in the USA are located.

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by CV880
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Fall 2016 Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 4901

Re: SFO Fall 2016 Routes

babastud wrote:
All great adds for SFO. Would love to see CLT added to the list. It's much needed link to the SE area. Wiki had posted SFO-TAO some time back, but then retracted? Is this happening? One thing for sure SFO is doing great! can't get more gates soon enough


AA does SFO-CLT 6x daily on A321's.

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by CV880
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2016: DL Adds SEA-EUG; Big AA/UA; NK Trims SJU; Y4 DEN-MTY
Replies: 57
Views: 10190

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2016: DL Adds SEA-EUG; Big AA/UA; NK Trims SJU; Y4 DEN-MTY

HA HNL-SJC FEB 1.0>0.7 MAR 1.0>0.7 APR 1.0>0.7
HA OGG-SJC FEB 1.0>0.7 MAR 1.0>0.7 APR 1.0>0.7

Slowdown in the tech economy?

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by CV880
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU Route Announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 4167

Re: RDU Route Announcement

JetBlueCLT wrote:
How about CLT-SEA?


That's a pipe dream with AA having 4x daily r/t, plus one stop HKG via JFK, DFW, ORD & SFO.

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by CV880
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B739 and Mid-cabin Lav
Replies: 26
Views: 5417

Re: B739 and Mid-cabin Lav

767333ER wrote:
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Anyway, DL dropped the ball with the 739 and responded by putting the mid cabin lav back on the A321. I've never been on their 739 and never hope to go in it.



You have not missed anything, however the IFE is nice. 4+ hours in that plane is too long. I hope the 321 is better.

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by CV880
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airberlin announces DUS-MCO and TXL-SFO; will boost US flights
Replies: 48
Views: 6246

Re: Airberlin announces MCO and TXL-SFO; will boost US flights

It is surprising no one served TXL-SFO. Berlin is becoming a leading tech and start-up hub in Europe (likely to become the largest). Also there are obvious similarities between Berlin and San Francisco. Both are very hipster cities that in a way sell a similar lifestyle. S&M Capitals of the Pla...

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by CV880
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH future in CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 3850

Re: LH future in CLT

Isn't BMW the primary driver of demand up front ? If I'm not mistaking there's a large factory a few hours drive from CLT and there's a lot of traffic back and forth. The rest is really just filling up the plane with connections. Yes BMW has a plant in Spartanburg County , South Carolina where they...

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by CV880
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH future in CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 3850

Re: LH future in CLT

Why not do some research into LH's load factor, cargo component, and the fact that the aircraft used (A333) is not the 4 engine A346 that they were using.

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by CV880
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?
Replies: 70
Views: 14122

Re: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?

[quote="hOMSaR"] Hawaiian's 717 fleet is about 1/3 of their total fleet. There isn't enough "down time" in the rest of their fleet to replace that flying. They still need a small plane that can do a bunch of short hops and quick turns. Using A321s (or whatever type) in between lo...

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by CV880
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to upgrade SLC/MSP-HNL effective 29Oct2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

DL to upgrade SLC/MSP-HNL effective 29Oct2016

Beginning Sat, Oct29, it appears that Delta will replace the domestic configured 763's from SLC & MSP to HNL with the A-333. As the arrival times on the 3 long range 333's from ATL/MSP/SLC are mid afternoon arrivals into HNL, the times will allow for equipment rotations on the return flights. Th...

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by CV880
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?
Replies: 70
Views: 14122

Re: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?

When & if HA needs a 717 replacement, it needs to be a like capacity aircraft. During peak times the flights run multiple times per hour in the HNL-OGG/LIH markets. They also need to look at possible competitor intrusion into these markets if the demand is high. DL/AA both used to "tag on&q...

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by CV880
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Short field ops
Replies: 25
Views: 5325

Re: 767 Short field ops

HA does LIH - LAX/OAK off a 6500ft runway.

UA at one time did LIH-SFO/DEN.

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by CV880
Tue May 17, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA Dehub CLT Or Warn Passengers?
Replies: 82
Views: 17238

RE: Should AA Dehub CLT Or Warn Passengers?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXdude1023" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXdude1023</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Well your governor can take my gover...

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by CV880
Sun May 01, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Shrink To Profitability?
Replies: 153
Views: 15083

RE: Should UA Shrink To Profitability?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/STT757" class="quote" target="_blank">STT757</a> (<a href="#111" class="quote">Reply 111</a>):<br/><i>Again using the <acronym title="Seattle / ...

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by CV880
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Fourth Largest Jet Built In 1984?
Replies: 8
Views: 5549

RE: What Was The Fourth Largest Jet Built In 1984?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I was just wondering, what the four...

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by CV880
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Giving Up On EWR Slots From DL
Replies: 79
Views: 13016

RE: United Giving Up On EWR Slots From DL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Rdh3e" class="quote" target="_blank">Rdh3e</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>NYC-<acronym title="Los Angeles - Internationa...

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