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by Jamake1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13100

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The point is, when you combine network size, scale, operational performance, financial performance, and customer satisfaction, Delta very often leads the pack when it comes to US Airlines, and that's what he's boasting about as it's translating to a revenue premium above Delta's peers. End of story...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8319

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

I know for many years up until at least 2014/15 they had a crew hub at LHR for flight attendants, they were American crew but based and lived in London, I used to see the crew on a regular basis at the crew parking lot at LHR. The UA cabin crews based at LHR are not exclusively American. I would sa...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8319

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

departedflights wrote:
There is also this advertisement from around the time of the acquisition in 1991:

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Today United flies the following routes from LHR: DEN*, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO.

*Seasonal

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by Jamake1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11891

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

It's funny, the "exCO" "exUA" mentality is very much alive and well. I was not 4 weeks ago on a UA flight LAX-IAH and the DirectTV was spotty the whole flight. When this same thing happened on my GUM-HNL flight last year, I was given a URL to go to to get compensated. I asked an...

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by Jamake1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11891

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

There is a distinction between a “brand” and “branding” that many here do not grasp- some do. The United “brand” consists of the company’s behavior, services and hard product. The deliverables the experience for the consumer. Branding is just the visual representation of that. The important thing i...

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by Jamake1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41171

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Absolutely the right outcome. The most AB jobs being protected; LH Group retains its market dominance...which I deem necessary for a stabilized EU aviation sector...fewer creditors getting shafted; better job stability and growth opportunities for existing LH staff. Deregulated markets have caused s...

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by Jamake1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58451

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I don't see anything specific (or anything at all) on the website yet. I even checked the route map. I do hope for more details than we've had for the last few years... bb It's in the Press Room https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-63b909593afd887b4d8033b5080849df-southwest-airlines-announces-...

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by Jamake1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11891

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Well, at the moment, they are doing neither. https://i1.wp.com/sbpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/anigif_184341c2bae01d92172f90dfd4607143-13.gif?resize=300%2C168 I like how you add "who no longer flies UA." Oh, you betcha I no longer fly them. And trust me, I am 100% justified in hati...

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by Jamake1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11891

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

[quote="Boeing778X"] Well, at the moment, they are doing neither. [quote] That is not at all the truth, but you wouldn't know because you don't fly United. For someone who really hates United...and who no longer flies United...you sure do spend alot of your time and energy thinking about a...

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by Jamake1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11891

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

The current United livery has a Jeff Smisek residue. It must go. The tullip is a relic from another era. United needs a comprehensive corporate rebranding...and not some cheap in-house job...but a relevant global rebranding from a commissioned global branding firm. United is anything but one happy f...

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by Jamake1
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM
Replies: 22
Views: 5339

United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

Due to a significant decline in demand between Japan and Guam, an internal memo by Scott Kirby announces new reductions in the region beginning in January 2018. Here is a breakdown of some of the changes: Effective 21JAN 2018 - Fourth weekly "Island Hopper" round-trip added between GUM and...

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by Jamake1
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16301

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

Super80Fan wrote:
His words basically mean they want to gobble up B6. Would give them access to JFK, BOS, MCO, FLL, SJU, and all the Airbus A320/A321's along with E190's they can eat.


This is one instance where, "Never say never" does not apply. A UA-B6 combination will never happen.

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by Jamake1
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18514

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Rdh3e wrote:
Unless the EAS carrier had code share with a major at the destination airport the traffic volumes are always terrible.

Get a real airline in there like SkyWest and the traffic recovers overnight.


Absolutely spot on.

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by Jamake1
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS proposals for CEC
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: EAS proposals for CEC

It's a shame that express carriers didn't bid for this route. The maximum public benefit would be to have express service connecting to UA at SFO or AS at SFO/PDX. Flying Boutique Air into OAK isn't going to generate the connecting traffic, nor the connecting opportunities that an express carrier wo...

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by Jamake1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta leaving GUM
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: Delta leaving GUM

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This has been discussed since last week. Thread is here:

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by Jamake1
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24787

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Also interesting that the GOVERNOR shows up? Come on, this is the best thing he has to do with his time. Imagine if the governor of IL, TX, GA, or NY did the same every time there was major announcement to those states? There's a big difference between Indy and the states you mentioned. Those state...

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by Jamake1
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual UA EWR Winter upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Re: Unusual UA EWR Winter upgrades

SBA has also seen the return of mainline service to both SFO and DEN. This is all part of Scott Kirby's strategy to grow the domestic network in order to enhance feed into the international operation. During UA's bankruptcy, as some A/C leases were canceled, regional aircraft were increasingly subst...

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by Jamake1
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7290

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

I really enjoyed viewing these concepts. Thanks for the post. I like #1 and #2 best, though concept #1 reminds me of Canadian Pacific's final livery before becoming Canadian Airlines International. The concepts that attempted to incorporate the original widget logo were, in my opinion, quite hideous.

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7298

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

Delta, bar none, is the best run network carrier of the big three. United has a long way to go to catch up to Delta's operational excellence; financial performance; and customer service. Delta executes well; United doesn't (and rarely ever has). October will mark seven years since the CO merger and ...

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by Jamake1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 6980

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

I wonder how much the QR wet-lease is costing BA?

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by Jamake1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic files Ch.11
Replies: 12
Views: 2990

Re: Dynamic files Ch.11

Did I read that article correctly? Dynamic owes 4 creditors including Air India, a total of $15.2 million in arbitration awards...in which Dynamic disputes them all?

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by Jamake1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Northeast Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 4007

Re: New Northeast Airlines?

Unless a proposed start-up has at least $100 million lined up in financing, I'm very skeptical. Get the financing first, and then create the website. That's how it goes...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15238

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

My bets are on Southwest being next to announce PAE service...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 9096

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

That's an element of the entire AAG culture that everybody loves Alaska/Horizon, whether it's the customer or the employee. It's being tested at QX right now and AS will find out just how much everyone loves their product when they start tearing apart Virgin's brand in the next 3 years. . Great post.

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by Jamake1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 9096

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

If I'm not mistaken, AAG's Q2 results come out today. I hope the industry analysts on the conference call take Tilden and Co. to task for the ongoing reliability and recruitment issues at QX. This could also be an opportune time for DL to seize on QX's operational reliability woes by adding new citi...

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by Jamake1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 15009

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

I am pleased the OP brought this topic up. When I heard yesterday about Norwegian's new services to AUS and DEN, I pondered the same question. It does make me wonder how a smaller carrier can put a fleet of brand new shiny 787's on a slew of lower yielding intercontinental routes and earn a profit. ...

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by Jamake1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.
Replies: 32
Views: 7787

Re: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.

1973mcg wrote:
One can't help feeling he is the fall guy for bad decisions taken by more senior people in the organisation!


:checkmark:

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by Jamake1
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA HKG-SGN-HKG/HKG-BKK-HKG
Replies: 18
Views: 4720

Re: UA HKG-SGN-HKG/HKG-BKK-HKG

CONTACREW wrote:

Yes UA has a FA crew base in HKG. The SIN base closed about 16 years ago.


BKK and SIN were re-opened in 2005 and then closed again when the company invoked another furlough a few years later (2008, I believe).

There are 4 legacy-UA international crew bases remaining: HKG, NRT, FRA, and LHR.

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by Jamake1
Tue May 09, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 15732

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

I would think NK would have to prove that pilots are still being harassed. All the pilots have to do is refuse OT and shut up about it... No. As mcdu so eloquently stated, all NK management has to prove is that the status quo is being disrupted. Every airline runs a fairly decent percentage of thei...

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by Jamake1
Sun May 07, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guam to the Mainland?
Replies: 47
Views: 8691

Re: Guam to the Mainland?

Even during CO's worst operational and financial periods during the early 1990's, their service in the Pacific market was excellent. One of the best inflight experiences I've ever had was on a CO DC-10 routing GUM-HNL-SFO in Business Class. This must've been about 1992. The link below is an excellen...

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by Jamake1
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 55
Views: 7784

Re: Calculated Misery

And that's what happened for the first three decades of deregulation - there was a massive transfer of economic value from airlines' shareholders and employees to their customers. But at a certain point, shareholders and employees said "enough." Airlines went bankrupt and merged, and now ...

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by Jamake1
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 35639

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Personally, the gray lei swoosh around the fuselage is unnecessary. The vibrancy of the color palate on the tail is enough and the eye shouldn't be taken away the focal point of the livery, the aircraft tail. A solid white fuselage with billboard titles in the new ligature would be perfect. I eagerl...

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by Jamake1
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125335

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Unless UA violated the contract of carriage -which does not appear to be the case based on the limited information available - this is no gaffe.. It's called Involuntary DENIED BOARDING . He was not denied boarding. He was allowed to board, by all accounts. No one has claimed he rushed the gate age...

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by Jamake1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 24186

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Who are these VX brand loyalists anyway? Silicon Valley VC's whose job it is to fund upstarts and then capitalize on the exit strategy?

Oh the irony...

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by Jamake1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 24186

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I can't imagine how much bitterness is going to be felt by crew after they are absorbed into Alaska when they think about how hard they were expected to work at Virgin, for such low pay and lower work rules to only be sold off when they started to organize for better pay/workrules. Trust me, any bi...

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by Jamake1
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 16464

Re: More new AS Routes!

Nice mid-western adds from SAN... SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced increased investment in Southern California by adding service to six new destinations from San Diego International Airport. New nonstop service includes daily flights to Albuquerque, New Mexic...

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by Jamake1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7811

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

Hmmm...I wonder if travelers in AA Basic Economy will be served the "free" meal...

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by Jamake1
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 70748

Re: Air Canada new livery?

TheLion wrote:
I get the feeling this is going to be a disappointment. There's nothing wrong with the existing livery. It still looks very current. Let's see though...


I totally concur. AC's current livery is fresh, clean, crisp, and...relevant. No update is necessary at this time.

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by Jamake1
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 6718

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

98/100. A few of the Chinese carriers threw me off. Good quiz though for the quintessential airline nerd like me.

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by Jamake1
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 82
Views: 12948

Re: Avianca to align with United?

Looks like the Avianca BOD has approved deepened commercial ties with United subject to further negotiations. I am pleased that Delta wasn't able to swoop AV away from Star Alliance.

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by Jamake1
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57148

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

This is GRAND news. I knew that Oscar, being a Southern California native, what not going to sit by idly and watch AA and DL continue to surpass UA at LAX.

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by Jamake1
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Shifts HND-HNL to HND-JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 4841

Re: JAL Shifts HND-HNL to HND-JFK

I am pleased for Hawaiian...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New Routes From PDX
Replies: 78
Views: 11987

AS Announces New Routes From PDX

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/alaska-ai ... 00500.html
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New seasonal service to BWI, PHL, MKE

Year-round ABQ on E175 aircraft.

Press release:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/alaska-ai ... 00500.html

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by Jamake1
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Horizon growth?
Replies: 57
Views: 5374

Re: Possible Horizon growth?

On my QX wishlist: 4. Add QX flights throughout CA to SFO, SEA, LAX and/or PDX to places like SCK, CCR, BFL and maybe even TVL. 5. More intra-CA flights out of SFO or LAX to places like FAT, SMF, BFL, SBA, SBP and MRY. Some already exists. Good call. What AS/QX pulled off at STS could be replicated...

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by Jamake1
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21174

Re: AS/VX Deal to close 12/14

I wonder if they will introduce the co-branded aircraft at today's announcement...

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by Jamake1
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LGW-OAK service
Replies: 93
Views: 12966

Re: BA announces LGW-OAK service

Interesting that OAK will operate from LGW whereas SFO and SJC operate from LHR. With the recent announcement of LGW-FLL, one cannot help but wonder if this is to thwart Norwegian's ambitions...

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by Jamake1
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2016: DL Adds IAD-SLC,+DCA-LAX, AA Adds PHX-IFP/STS
Replies: 63
Views: 10176

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2016: DL Adds IAD-SLC,+DCA-LAX, AA Adds PHX-IFP/STS

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/61722 ... artslide=0
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Santa Rosa Press Democrat article about AA's service announcement:

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/61722 ... artslide=0

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