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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old SFO pic: is this L1011 landing or departing? Follow-up
Replies: 13
Views: 4406

Re: Old SFO pic: is this L1011 landing or departing? Follow-up

The eponymous thread is locked, but I have a follow-up question: The L-1011 was designed as a military transport and to touch down with almost no flare. In the pix of the L-1011 touching down at SFO, why is the nose gear so high above the runway? Why so much flare? Perhaps this thread belongs in Te...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12959

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

So, do the pax have to clear Immigration after arriving in Canada from Brussels? Is it one of their stations so the crew would be familiar with Ottowa's have a facilities and that it has a quarantine area for "pax in transit" so the pax could legally get off the plane? Not trying to defend...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 18889

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I wonder how crazy the airport idea really is. The 2,200 acres is more than 3 times the size of MDW and slightly bigger than MKE. If any city were to propose a 2nd airport, would there be a better location? This spot is pretty wide open. Not much development around it yet. It is also on the exact o...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6547

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

Maybe 2707? . It was already used on the SST Boeing developed but never finished, as super sonic travel over the US was outlawed (for very specious reasons) while they were designing it. Didn't they do an experiment in Oklahoma City with sonic booms and determined that it just wasn't feasible to fl...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6547

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

cvgComair wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Why not 7A7, 7B7, 7C7, etc?

I like the base 16! :-)

Somehow, I don't think they will stop at F.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6547

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

Tan Flyr wrote:
Maybe 2707?

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It was already used on the SST Boeing developed but never finished, as super sonic travel over the US was outlawed (for very specious reasons) while they were designing it.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4571

Re: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight

..... Besides the fact that the handler could have really hurt himself, the pet in the carrier could have also been badly hurt. My guess is the handler thought the carrier and pet weren't that heavy and thought he could get the carrier loaded without putting a loader bag in place. Having been in si...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 8811

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

You don't want your hub in the geographic center of the US. You want it closer to Ohio. The reason is so you can run trucks from your hub to the close (8hr drive) cities and still make it overnight. Like William suggested above, you can also run trucks (or a plane) city to city if you have enough fr...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28120

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Who says the seat charges are covered by the Contract of Carriage? . In case you missed last 100-200 posts of this thread or any other airline PR threads, CoC has supremacy over Constitution of United States, Citizens Bill of Rights and certain portions of Declaration of Independence. In case you m...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28120

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Who says the seat charges are covered by the Contract of Carriage? It is a separate transaction having nothing to do with the ticket that is covered, other than you cannot have one without the other. Well, you could, but it would be nearly worthless. Second an aisle has MORE legroom than a middle or...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 27050

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Wow, one person out of thousands, and listen to all the hand wringing (make it illegal, electrify the fence, etc). Life is not guaranteed, you cannot make it risk free. In fact, life without risk, isn't life. You just have to manage the risk.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible US military use of 777 and 787
Replies: 30
Views: 3012

Re: Possible US military use of 777 and 787

#23'Thepointblank"
Throwing away a unique capability (A10) without anything to replace it is very short-sighted idea, similar to the same quarterly results driven Wall-Street idiocy. I pity the ground troops of the future without close air ground support.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MAC flights and the C-9's
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: MAC flights and the C-9's

tcfc424 wrote:
Throughout history, ...
I know we've had many threads about the long life of DC9s, but isn't that a bit of an exaggeration.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15620

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Some of the opinions expressed in this thread are deplorable. Mama troll must be so happy. :tombstone:

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14316

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Sounds like everything worked out as it should have, everyone walked away alive. Can we wait for the facts of the situation to be established before going into diarrhea mode?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 17694

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

.....With the 737 MAX10, what would be the effect on the main undercarriage of physically reversing under power, then applying the brakes. Would the plane pivot up on the undercarriage? At NWA, pilots were trained to put their feet on the floor (away from the brakes) before starting a power-back ma...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25449

Re: The Mighty 757

I always called it a jump jet. Watching it rotate on take-off, it seemed to jump about 15' into the air before climbing away, compared to other a/c that slowly lifted off the runway.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports

It would let the market-place determine what is the right amount and more importantly, let users pay for the privilege of flying.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black Southwest employees at Lambert allege discriminatory treatment, city NAACP says
Replies: 12
Views: 2091

Re: Black Southwest employees at Lambert allege discriminatory treatment, city NAACP says

I sincerely doubt this, considering I know two black WN employees at STL who love WN and their job. Firstly this is a mere 2 out of many more black employees. Secondly this is what they mi8ght tell you. I don't know whether these complaints are valid or not but I do know that a mere sample of 2 is ...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747 question.
Replies: 46
Views: 7746

Re: Northwest 747 question.

I seem to recall being at MSP in the winter changing planes in the late 80s or early 90s and saw a 747 flight to PHX. I could be wrong. Phoenix was a popular destination for domestic training/break-in runs. The 747-400 was scheduled DTW-PHX to get crews familiarized before scheduling them on intern...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety of wing walkers
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Re: Safety of wing walkers

Which way was the wind blowing? A wing walker should stay at the end of the wing so he/she can observe and predict potential conflicts with stationary objects. If they are close enough for the vest to feel the vortex of the engine inlets, they are out of position.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun May 28, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come Air France doesn't have a French Flag on its livery
Replies: 16
Views: 2431

Re: How come Air France doesn't have a French Flag on its livery

Why do you think they need a French flag?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu May 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Airbus update the cockpit of the A320neo and A330neo?
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

Re: Why didn't Airbus update the cockpit of the A320neo and A330neo?

As is often the case, follow the money. How much would it cost Airbus to re-design the flight deck and software vs. how much are the airlines willing to pay for that aircraft. You figure that out (I'm willing to bet Airbus had a whole team to calculate this) and you will have your answer.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13496

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

In reference to the concerns about the number of transactions:
Doesn't SABRE have an 'end item' character like ESCORT/PARS/DELTAMATIC ? I could type out an entire PNR and re-display in one hit of the 'enter' key.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13496

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Anyone remember the issues when Republic got switched from ESCORT to Polaris after the RC/NW merger?

Does QIK interface with airport CUTE systems better than SABRE?

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by exFWAOONW
Sun May 14, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When is pax baggage put in ULDs, and when not?
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Re: When is pax baggage put in ULDs, and when not?

It is also dependent upon the equipment available at the destination station. I was rolling on the floor laughing at the AA ground crew working a charter DC10 from LAS that was ULD loaded. AA only had 727s scheduled here and nothing more than a small belt loader. They had to borrow our belt loader t...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon May 08, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 21326

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Just a quick question. Why didn't the gate agent go onboard and physically count the number of open seats before giving away too many? Crap happens (a boarding pass mis-read, missed one in a multi-party boarding, etc)

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 02, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 4914

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

Flew UA (as a non-rev) to HNL and ITO many times. I was too young to appreciate the view from the upper deck then. Loved the 747s and DC10s out of ORD. Only when there was trouble did we go via LAX or SAN. In the early 70s, back when I was little, UA would fly in fresh Hawaiian pineapple to FWA and ...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 02, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 15327

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

The video in the link does not give the full story, but it does appear the captain had a reasonable response (stop the fight) to unreasonable people in an unreasonable situation.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 02, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s
Replies: 35
Views: 7803

Re: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s

Fun doing manual weight and balance calcs on those birds. (Somebody had to know in case the computers went down, which they did frequently).

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idea for jetways
Replies: 13
Views: 1891

Re: Idea for jetways

And if the a/c is running its APU or god-forbid doing a single-engine turn, what then?

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does 744 tanker handle sudden drop in weight?
Replies: 21
Views: 3870

Re: How does 744 tanker handle sudden drop in weight?

Beyond the weight change garnering more lift than needed, what if it was coupled with a strong thermal (you are flying over fires). That could be a fun ride. Wouldn't the pilot tend to fly slightly nose down on a (bombing) run in anticipation?

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 or 777-200
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: 747-8 or 777-200

You can also look at the 4 vs 2 engines, if that helps you. I don't think it matters much anymore.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight
Replies: 42
Views: 12165

Re: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight

Maybe the 87 year old is the one not fluent in English. Either way, someone dropped the ball here. Did the passenger speak up and insist on a trip to the loo or sit quietly until it was too late. Did the FA give her the stare of death? or physically guide her back to her seat? We don't know enough t...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline
Replies: 20
Views: 3510

Re: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline

I'm confused. a 717 is also mainline equipment. So going from 717 to 319 isn't much of (if any) upgrade.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 5742

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

I would say the air attack of Pearl Harbor precipitated a major world changing event. Japan went from a growing empire to occupied territory. The US grew into its role as world peace-keeper. The changes mentioned so far are relatively minor in comparison.

Well, it looks like I typed too slow.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 31632

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

24 hr news and twitter cycle has moved on, brain dead millennials have already forgotten about this Makes one wonder if the dog will ever realize it's chasing its own tail. As was said by others, I'm looking forward to the days when social media outrage will extend itself to social media itself. Th...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 31632

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Buddy passes are great. My brother just spent a week in HNL with for his spring break. He flew round trip ORD-HNL-ORD for $150. Out of curiousity my brother looked on UA's passenger site to see what the cost would have been on a rev ticket. It was nearly $1000. For my college student brother passes...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 32547

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

Bugs,
Yes you could look at it as unlimited runway length, but the original concept says it is equivalent to 6 runways. By landing full circle, you take that capacity away.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 10650

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

I thought the 744 was broke in on DTW-PHX runs.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 23
Views: 3941

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

Nothing in Life (like profits) is guaranteed. Things change like the price of crude and the crack spread.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9441

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

"...commitment to updating its fleet" by retiring planes a) that they were going to retire anyway, and b) are 30 years old and should have been retired a long time ago anyway. Give me a classic Mad-Dog over an Airbus any day...... ...M88 fun to look at, unless you live near an airport wit...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 146
Views: 8507

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

What "experts"? If they are experts, name them so they can take credit if they are right. Sounds like more biased, wishful thinking, disguised as news.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 734 air start
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: 734 air start

The difference in using a bottle is that it usually only has enough "air" to attempt two starts on 737/DC9 aircraft. If you don't get at least one running, you will be delayed while the bottle is pumped up again for another attempt. At those temperatures, it will take a looong time. An air...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED DC-8-11 N8013U
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: UNITED DC-8-11 N8013U

Did you google the tail number?

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 30556

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

scbriml wrote:
What exactly makes Iran a "frightening" place to land?

Well, if they are unwilling to recognize the sanctity of embassies as sovreign, what guarantee does a lowly airline pax have that they will arrive at their destination unscathed? That perception is a major handicap to overcome.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overwing Refuelling on Commercial jets
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: Overwing Refuelling on Commercial jets

Had to do it once or twice on a DC9 when the single-point was in-op. Fortunately, it was only about 3200 lbs back to DTW, so didn't take longer than the scheduled turn time.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airlines' Love-Hate Relationship with OTAs (Expedia, etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 2575

Re: The Airlines' Love-Hate Relationship with OTAs (Expedia, etc)

I might agree with most of what you said, but don't airlines rely on pax from on-line cities more than locals to fill up flights to a new location? That keeps the costs of selling seat lower with more in-house sales. I would argue that slightly more than half on any departing flight are people retur...

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