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by swacle
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 51
Views: 6402

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt... ^^THIS exactly. And yet somehow the cult following of “I need my 2 bags” folks kee...

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by swacle
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8844

Re: Airbus and Southwest

One of my favorite Herb stories is one time he was in a meeting with Boeing and during the meeting he lit a cigarette with an Airbus lighter. Now its another thing if those Airbus orders were ever close to happening, my guess is no. Would anyone know of anything similar to this thread topic but abo...

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by swacle
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 88230

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

masseybrown wrote:
EAL9001 B763 Miami Intl (MIA) 10:00a EDT 12:22p EDT

An interesting departure this morning - even using EA's traditional departure time. :smile:


She's turning onto 24R as we speak!

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by swacle
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA4 ... 71005/1845
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Barring a swap, Southwest has a Max 8 scheduled to bring in 4785 from MDW at 1555.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA4 ... 71005/1845

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by swacle
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 13336

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Anyone know the answer to my other question about 4000 & 5000 series WN flight numbers? What is the question? How long ago did WN start using flight numbers above the 3000s. This thread was the first time I'd ever seen that. It has been years, maybe 10 years for 4xxx numbers, and at east 5 year...

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by swacle
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

If WN announces SLC , how long would it take DL to announce 2x 757 CLE-SLC in retaliation?

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by swacle
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

greenair727 wrote:
WW is scheduling 60-minute turns in CLE. Arrive CLE 2330 and depart CLE at 0030. Is that reasonable? Is that what they do in other cities?


That does seem quick for a 218 passenger international turn....

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by swacle
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

According to posts in another thread, AA is "about to launch service to London from at leaat one city that does not currently have London service" with IND seeming to be the favorite to recieve that service. Wonder if CLE may be considered as well? CLE's a bigger market--both population a...

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by swacle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

According to posts in another thread, AA is "about to launch service to London from at leaat one city that does not currently have London service" with IND seeming to be the favorite to recieve that service. Wonder if CLE may be considered as well?

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by swacle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Poor Icelandair; they're the first international flag carrier EVER to serve Cleveland, but all they got was a press release. WOW got a cake, a ceremony, a string of tweets and facebook posts... I really wonder if the market can support both? CLE, despite what the few regulars to these threads say, ...

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by swacle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

go on.... I have no other info....just hearsay that we might not be done with announcements just yet. so is this next one also "big" or just an "announcement"? I just heard "end of the week," nothing more. I don't know who, what, or even if WW and FI are it and the ann...

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by swacle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

greenair727 wrote:
swacle wrote:
Hearing there is yet ANOTHER announcement coming this week....


go on....


I have no other info....just hearsay that we might not be done with announcements just yet.

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by swacle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

WOW schedule is live, will operate Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday eastbound 0030-1035 And Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 2100-2330 westbound with a 321.

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by swacle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Hearing there is yet ANOTHER announcement coming this week....

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by swacle
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

On flyertalk someone at 630pm (ET) tonight just posted on the CLE thread: "More good news coming soon. Buckle up." If this statement is true, what could it be? KL to AMS, B6 to JFK, AS to SEA, BA to LHR? I'm guessing it's the new WN and F9 routes? Good to see the new director getting some...

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by swacle
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Hearing rumors of a "big announcement" regarding CLE service "coming soon". Has to be a new carrier or international, I don't think a couple new F9 less than dailies qualifies as "big"....

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by swacle
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

^ And promptly, CLE updated their terminal map which now shows AA in C. The flight status screen shows they are still using some of the common-use C gates, however. Maybe it will take a schedule adjustment to fit everything into 5 gates - or maybe using a common gate a couple of times a day is chea...

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by swacle
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

fun2fly wrote:
swacle wrote:
As of this morning, AA has moved into their new gates on C.


Wow, that was quick...haha. I'll have to scope it out next week. The first few were good looking with improved seating and lighting.


Only took 3 months! lol.

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by swacle
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

As of this morning, AA has moved into their new gates on C.

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by swacle
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Frontier regularly uses the old AA Gates A5 and A7 so if I had to guess I would say F9 was promised use of those gates for their summer schedule forcing AA to move early. If that is the case, the delay is all on AA.

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by swacle
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 14135

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

Has anyone managed to get a window seat? Talked to res and airport staff and no one can change my seat. More than a little bummed to be in an aisle seat. I'm ticketed on this flight too and was worried about this as well, when I called reservations I was told that the reason the seat assignment is ...

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by swacle
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 14135

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

Has anyone managed to get a window seat? Talked to res and airport staff and no one can change my seat. More than a little bummed to be in an aisle seat.

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by swacle
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

AA will only be using C3, 5, 7, 9, 11 once their jetways are hung and refurbished. They are using A1, 3 and C2, 4, 8, and 10 (now common use gates) during the transition. OK, it did not look like that when I was there. New carpet like the AA carpet, AA branding, etc. If it's only 5, then they won't...

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by swacle
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

If I counted right today, AA now has 8 or 9 gates at CLE in Concourse C. Even opened C2 again. What do they have planned to use them or did CLE just give them a package deal? Agreed. A friend and AA employee told me that AA in CLE would transition to 738's and has plans to add more flights and dest...

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by swacle
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Come September AA has scheduled 3 738's and one MD80 on CLE-DFW. I never much liked riding in the back of an MD80, but it's another milestone seeing them go. Pretty decent capacity increase at 160 seats on the 738 vs. 140 on the MD80 and 128 on the A319! A question for the CLE/WN aficionados: I'll ...

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by swacle
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Gilbert chartered Miami Air last year to take employees to the games so it's a safe bet that was the purpose of this charter as well. Also could have been the A's going back to Oakland? More likely Gilbert. Go Cavs. Good point. Did some research and it looks like the A's left from BKL on N801DM (Ma...

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by swacle
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Gilbert chartered Miami Air last year to take employees to the games so it's a safe bet that was the purpose of this charter as well.

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by swacle
Tue May 16, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

CLE just posted on Facebook that the AA move happens tonight at midnight. C3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 remain jetway-less, but it looks like AA will use common use Gates C2, 4, and 14 during the transition as well as A1 and 3. It seems like this has been made far more complicated than it needs to be a d confu...

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by swacle
Wed May 03, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Update on AA's move to C. It looks like they should be there by May 15, and they're only taking 5 gates (C3, 5, 7, 9, 11). Ticket counter and baggage area will remain at the north end of the terminal for the time being. Gates do look good but if they are going to move in 12 days they better get to ...

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by swacle
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

chrisjake wrote:
^^ I'll take it as more competition on a route I fly often can't hurt, but I would love to see Alaska start LAX-CLE along with SEA-CLE before Delta gets to it.


One sure way to get DL to launch those routes is for AS to launch them ;)

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by swacle
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Instead of AA, Chick-Fil-A has appeared in gate C5, selling bagged products. If AA still plans on moving, it probably won't be in the first quarter. Just heard today that AA should be relocated to Concourse C by July 1 at the latest. The location(s) of TSA Pre-Check are also under reconsideration w...

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by swacle
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Good news: CLE wins "comeback kid" award. http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170224/NEWS/170229864/cleveland-hopkins-international-airport-wins-award-for-excellence-in Weird news: Instead of AA, Chick-Fil-A has appeared in gate C5, selling bagged products. If AA still plans on movin...

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by swacle
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

^ Looks as if it might be a DTW-PUJ diversion to CLE. Wonder why they wouldn't just go back to DTW, it actually showed a 9000 flt # inbound and left as flt 550! Looks like a mechanical diversion to CLE, then it continued on to PUJ on a different aircraft. 550 is showing arriving in CLE at 9:57am an...

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by swacle
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lone Star One Not Flying
Replies: 23
Views: 4302

Re: Lone Star One Not Flying

Or Schmitar instalation, possibly.

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by swacle
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to announce CVG
Replies: 112
Views: 13054

Re: Southwest to announce CVG



CLE & CAK are not closer the CVG than Dayton.


Actually they are. CLE-CAK is about 50 minutes and 40 miles, CVG-DAY 1 hour 20 minutes and about 80 miles.

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by swacle
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN December 6 schedule extension for 5/2-6/2/2017
Replies: 86
Views: 10986

Re: WN December 6 schedule extension for 5/2-6/2/2017

Wow. That would certainly be...out there. In terms of new destinations, aren't there still numerous places in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America that would be more likely before getting into South America? I usually take anything wnflyguy has to say with a grain of salt...but, a WN pilot fr...

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by swacle
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When does the new southwest schedule get released?
Replies: 50
Views: 7505

Re: When does the new southwest schedule get released?

When does the new southwest schedule get released? WN generally keeps inventory at 6 months or so. Expect the rest of the spring schedule (up to early June) sometime in December, summer flying in January and the fall schedule (August-October) to follow in March or so. Big cuts at SNA - SNA-MEX disc...

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by swacle
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 155749

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

No idea if Flightaware is correct, but that's a lot of PAX post World Series. Assume B744 was for the Cubs. 764 for Tribe?? FOX? Who else? United UAL2212 B744 Arrived Thu 01:30AM EDT 01:18AM CDT Thu United UAL2211 B738 Arrived Thu 01:30AM EDT 01:31AM CDT Thu United UAL2209 B764 Arrived Thu 01:25AM ...

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by swacle
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK
Replies: 127
Views: 29105

Re: RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Quoting beau222 (Reply 26):PNS is up there as well See now, you're just a dirty old man. I've never EVER even thought of that....gosh darnit! Quoting mayor (Reply 59):Paducah, KY used to be PUK and was changed to PAH, perhaps they got tired of us pronouncing it as "puke". What year did th...

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by swacle
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 13
Replies: 419
Views: 54351

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 13

They were essentially next to each other at Atlantic. Trump and Pence in the Southeast cornet and Clinton in the Northeast corner. The Trump team was there early, Clinton came in later and they were not on the ground together for long at all.

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by swacle
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and the DEN build up
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: WN and the DEN build up

IIRC they went from 13 when service started in February 2009 to over 150 by 2012. Current departure count is around 200 on week days.

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by swacle
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 13
Replies: 419
Views: 54351

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 13

I'm aware that they purchased those lots, so why then make it so unattractive to use them? Perhaps they want to re purpose that land and the only way to do it is to have it underperform? Some plans were to develop hotels on Snow Rd vs. parking lots. Who knows with this town? It does seem odd howeve...

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by swacle
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 13
Replies: 419
Views: 54351

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 13

If it is DL, in theory they could work RJ's out of B1 I would think? They park one there every night anyway, using it as a gate would eliminate relocating a plane.

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by swacle
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miracle on the Hudson movie trailer - did the NTSB or US question Capt. Sully's conduct ??
Replies: 46
Views: 9814

Re: Miracle on the Hudson movie trailer - did the NTSB or US question Capt. Sully's conduct ??

Saw the trailer today. First mistake: A WN 738 at LGA a full 2 years before they were in WN's fleet :D

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by swacle
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 13
Replies: 419
Views: 54351

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 13

Anyone have any info on all the NBA charters today? 2 DL757's are the respective team charters and the Miami Air 738 was the broadcasting crew (or so I was told) but there is an Eastern 738 and a 3rd DL 752 as well. Anyone know who those are for?

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by swacle
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 13
Replies: 419
Views: 54351

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 13

They did, subbed for the usual 717. Also had a 73G in just before that also subbed for the usual 717.

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by swacle
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 13
Replies: 419
Views: 54351

RE: What's Going In CLE - Part 13

Re: <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>...no one is being uncooperative, there is just no room in the bag room right now. All airlines on South ticketing share <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s belt right now which is busting at the seams, especially during the ...

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by swacle
Thu May 19, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18264

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

CAK-MCO returns Saturday only.

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by swacle
Wed May 18, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18264

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

And I'm just sitting here hoping <acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE / KCLE), USA - Ohio">CLE</acronym> gets mentioned at one of those other cities (<acronym title="Tampa - International (Drew Field Municipal / AAF) (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym> maybe....that would be...

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by swacle
Wed May 18, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Takes Its First US-assembled Airbus A321
Replies: 46
Views: 15841

RE: AA Takes Its First US-assembled Airbus A321

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