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by gatibosgru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52815

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Why bother anymore with him?

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79410

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

But in the end, when do you see the livery and who cares about it? Er, every time the plane is at an airport? And there you usually already bought the ticket. It's part of the overall marketing. Printed and digital media will feature the livery, and along with spotters, pax and aircraft flying in a...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 80
Views: 16279

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

This is my copy/paste answer for all of these threads...

Because it was the best product for them (be it price, availability, performance, size, commonality, relationship with OEM and/or Gov, etc).

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’

Does that include complaining about not getting paid?

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal
Replies: 40
Views: 6961

Re: Alitalia To Cancel A321neo Order

WOW? Avianca Brasil? Jet Airways? Wasn't Avianca returning NEOs because of "restructuring"? WOW seems unlikely as well (unless they get rid of CEOs to favor NEOs). ...which was my (somewhat humourous) point. That these aircraft seem to bounce around between bankrupt and near-bankrupt airl...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal
Replies: 40
Views: 6961

Re: Alitalia To Cancel A321neo Order

MalevTU134 wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
Wonder who'll take them instead? What engines?

WOW? Avianca Brasil? Jet Airways?


Wasn't Avianca returning NEOs because of "restructuring"? WOW seems unlikely as well (unless they get rid of CEOs to favor NEOs).

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brazil will eliminate visa for American
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Brazil will eliminate visa for American

I don't think much will change honestly. There's a lot more holding Brazil back from visitors than just the visa process.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal
Replies: 40
Views: 6961

Re: Alitalia To Cancel A321neo Order

Wonder who'll take them instead? What engines?

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79410

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Just saw the first A320 in the new colors land at Dublin! My A333 to Boston was damaged and we had to deboard, but that worked out for us avgeeks to see the new livery. It actually looked great live, reminded me a lot of AS' livery, as others have pointed out.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79410

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Wish the shamrock was also on the engines, but I def don't hate it.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Announces A Special Livery On The Airbus A350
Replies: 9
Views: 2639

Re: Airbus Announces A Special Livery On The Airbus A350

VTCIE wrote:
PAL ordered the A350 only in 2016. It is one of the newest operators of the A350. How is it a long-standing customer of the A350 as per Airbus' tweet?


Long-standing Airbus customer, not A350 customer.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA flying the B777-300ER on the HKG-EWR-HKG run?
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: Is UA flying the B777-300ER on the HKG-EWR-HKG run?

United Airline wrote:
So you mean they are going B777-300ER on this flight soon?


I believe it goes 77W on Mar 30

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA flying the B777-300ER on the HKG-EWR-HKG run?
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: Is UA flying the B777-300ER on the HKG-EWR-HKG run?

UA179 is currently a 772 but I believe it changes to a 77W for the summer

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 8758

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Just booked JFK-LIS on a TAP A330 NEO, excited to give it a try. I always thought the A330 was one of the ugliest commercial aircraft but it looks a lot better with these updates. I still think the winglets look a little off, but better than the "square" ish ones from before. :grumpy: Tha...

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13290

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

Stories like this make my blood boil. Someone else after their 5 minutes of fame and wanting to get whatever they can from the airlines. Equipment changes happen all the time, and sometimes unfortunately it is an aircraft with a lower config. They would have likely been given the option to be swapp...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 7539

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

When is AA expected to take delivery of its first NEO?

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52815

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Still going with this thread? There is something about US airlines flying Airbus widebodies that absolutely makes some posters insane. The record appears to show that DL likes the 359 just fine, but in hindsight may not have made the optimum MTOW choice. I'm sure Airbus will be happy to address tha...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79410

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I'll be flying out of DUB on the 17th! Would be nice to spot the bird in new colors if they unveil it there.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 53
Views: 5062

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

Tipping culture is the worst. I wish people in America paid their employees a living wage rather than relying on the kindness of strangers. Hope this isn't a trend. Unless you live in one of the 6 countries that have a higher per capita income than the US, it must be painful to be so ignorant. Seri...

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by gatibosgru
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 53
Views: 5062

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

Tipping culture is the worst. I wish people in America paid their employees a living wage rather than relying on the kindness of strangers. Hope this isn't a trend.

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by gatibosgru
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 5883

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

Hope there are some interesting intro fares!

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by gatibosgru
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 81
Views: 18524

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

Hope she's psyched for the A359!

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by gatibosgru
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway
Replies: 30
Views: 4772

Re: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway

Time for Norwegian to add GIG-MCO :P

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by gatibosgru
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 10222

Re: A350 Sharklets

TTailedTiger wrote:
I think the better question is why Airbus needs winglets at all. Boeing has never need them with the 777 and 787. Did Boeing patent the integrated raked wingtip?


How different is a ranked wingtip vs a winglet anyway? They're both achieving a common goal, regardless if one of them points up.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 10222

A350 Sharklets

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but since airbus increased the size of the Sharklets for the standard A359, what happens to operators who've received a few examples with the "old" shorter one like LH and DL. Will their later models get the newer one or will they keep them all the same to...

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by gatibosgru
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airlines can welcome this emotional support...chicken!
Replies: 32
Views: 2823

Re: Airlines can welcome this emotional support...chicken!

Genius! Kudos to the marketing agency/dept.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZUL Announces OPO
Replies: 19
Views: 3747

Re: AZUL Announces OPO

At 3w I don't see why TP couldn't maintain OPO-GRU.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to start Miami
Replies: 37
Views: 5647

Re: Norwegian to start Miami

I'd pick to fly out of FLL over MIA any day. Hopefully BA stays, as when you add in baggage + seat + meal their prices are not much different than Norwegian.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 58
Views: 9158

Re: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8

The new schedule is atrocious, but I guess I'm not surprised since there will be no more lie-flat seats.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61736

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Airbus must be devastated. No they aren't, because they got what they wanted: Delta keeps the 10 A350s in the books, so that it appears that the A330 does not eat up into the A350 order book. In reality the A330 drains more sales from the A350 than from the 787. List some examples of the A330 drain...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61736

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

incitatus wrote:
Not a surprise that this thread degenerated into a Boeing versus Airbus argument. But fact remains that Airbus just lost a 10-frame A350 sale to itself.

All-y'all arguing for Boeing are wasting your time ;)


Airbus must be devastated.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61736

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

I don't think Boeing is trying very hard. After losing 4/5 orders in the past decade, Richard Anderson making false claims about the 777 resale value (Anderson based it off of an unairworthy frame with no engines) and his lies about wanting the 787-10 I think Boeing is seeking greener pastures. If ...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226433

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Was supposed to be flying BOS-FRA today but the flight was canceled due to an issue with a door according to gate staff (have a video of them announcing the mechanical issue). We had to leave the gate and go to baggage claim and pick up our bags and try to get rebooked. When I tried to rebook the CS...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61736

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

DL is a major customer of both OEMs, surprised Boeing didn't lowball the price on the 787 like they supposedly did with HA, if that was the reason I don't think Boeing is trying very hard. After losing 4/5 orders in the past decade, Richard Anderson making false claims about the 777 resale value (A...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61736

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Will the NEOs have PS? If so, it may not be a huge capacity increase over the 763s/764s when you count in the reduction of regular economy for more Delta Ones and Premium Selects (and maybe more Comfort+?)

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by gatibosgru
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How 'Bout Some Nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: How 'Bout Some Nostalgia

Flying AAs 763s internationally in Y is torture. Might as well fly WW or anyone else.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR
Replies: 29
Views: 6982

Re: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR

I think OPO-BOS is a great candidate for the LR.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways converts 10 A321neo into A321neoLR’s
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Qatar Airways converts 10 A321neo into A321neoLR’s

I wish we would see DL/AA do the same with some of their NEOs

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by gatibosgru
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 32676

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

Let’s see: 1. You and others conjecture 78J can’t fly Europe to US West Coast w full load and some cargo. 2. Then a well run airline schedules the thing you say is implausible. 3. Rather than consider the well run airline might know what they’re doing you instead make an absurd statement about play...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 32676

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

An 787-10 can take 40 LD3, an impressive number. If a filled LD3 container weigh on average 1400kg and holds 300 passengers on average, with a little headwind, you can perfectly fly AMS-SFO. And youcan play soccer lower deck. KLM probably can better utilize the 772ER's to Asia and A333s east coast....

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by gatibosgru
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 32676

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

Was there really ever any doubt that the 787-10 could do West Coast to most of Western Europe?

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by gatibosgru
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 60
Views: 10182

Re: LATAM Fleet Repaint Updates

leleko747 wrote:
The first B777-300ER in LATAM livery: PT-MUI


I had been wondering when the first 77W would be painted. Very slow rollout of the new livery.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33239

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Terrifying listening to the ATC recording. Glad everything turned out ok.

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by gatibosgru
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 115
Views: 14228

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

I know you WANT it to be true, but that doesn't make it so. Please post the actual screenshot of the article itself. If you're correct, I'll admit I'm wrong and drop it. If my hunch is correct, the actual wording will say TWO OF THE LARGEST. I showed my proof, respectfully, can you show yours? The ...

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by gatibosgru
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 115
Views: 14228

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

can you post the actual text from article that the jump page refers to? I have a sneaking feeling there's a missing "of" like is there in the official news release AUS and RDU to become two OF the largest, not THE TWO largest. i posted the jump page and the actual news release, pointing o...

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by gatibosgru
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 115
Views: 14228

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

[ Is this screenshot from the Delta News good enough for you guys or shall we keep going? https://66.media.tumblr.com/e613fe82bb4b0949d0d4d1cc419dc46b/tumblr_phydwfaagv1sqo7jfo1_1280.png can you post the actual text from article that the jump page refers to? I have a sneaking feeling there's a miss...

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by gatibosgru
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 115
Views: 14228

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Totally agree that the topic title is misleading. Nothing in the article suggests anything about growth in operations or being the "top two largest stations." And even if there is an internal document with that phrase, the way DL defines hubs/focus cities is totally nebulous. That being s...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future
Replies: 53
Views: 8354

Re: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future

No pressure on RR lol

They have also not ruled out ordering the 787 in the future if potential problems with the RR engines for the A330-900neo arise.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to launch BCN-SCL and BCN-JFK in S19
Replies: 16
Views: 3240

Re: LEVEL to launch BCN-SCL and BCN-JFK in S19

Will they move ORY from EWR to JFK to keep it all in one airport?

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by gatibosgru
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 35
Views: 6587

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

Will take these over any CRJ during turbulence any day!

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