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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747 question.
Replies: 46
Views: 7608

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: 1520

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: 2313

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: 1844

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: 13272

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: 13272

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: 1786

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: 20872

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: 4845

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: 15192

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: 7684

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: 1848

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: 3806

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: 946

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: 12068

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: 3468

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: 5623

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: 31042

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: 31042

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: 32173

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: 10018

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: 3842

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: 9317

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: 8291

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: 1241

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: 1831

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: 30481

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: 2412

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: 2506

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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by exFWAOONW
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA not seated for landing?
Replies: 61
Views: 9584

Re: FA not seated for landing?

Do we know for sure the delayed boarding wasn't caused by a glitch at check-in? Maybe he was smoothing things over with the pax (ie PR work) in an attempt to KEEP a customer. Even if this was the case, he still should have maintained situational awareness. A relatively minor safety issue, a slap on ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT fines JetBlue - Denied Boarding
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: DOT fines JetBlue - Denied Boarding

I imagine the agents working those flights thought they were doing a good thing by saving the company some money without realizing the legal issues

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.
Replies: 34
Views: 9788

Re: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.

You have to give them credit for letting it bleed for a year before cutting their losses. One question I have is what did they do to try and stop bleeding?

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde question
Replies: 30
Views: 5390

Re: Concorde question

The sonic boom was used by the US to try a derail Concorde as it was not a US manufacturer. Had it been the Boeing Concorde the aircraft would of had greater access to the US market. Yes, I'm sure Boeing was happy to spend all that money developing the 2707, just to find out it would be illegal to ...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???
Replies: 58
Views: 7232

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???

I'd love to watch some of these posters in a customer service position.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good Airlines with Bad Airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 2203

Re: Good Airlines with Bad Airports?

theasianguy wrote:
..... Meanwhile, in the US and Mainland China, you have both crappy airports and crappy airlines. .....

Wow, troll much?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How often do FX/5X buy capacity from other airlines?
Replies: 33
Views: 4335

Re: How often do FX/5X buy capacity from other airlines?

Along with the bulk shipments, both FedEx and UPS made use of same-day small package services on pax airlines for mis-sorts and "lost" packages. You had to laugh at the number of people who couldn't tell the difference between Fort Worth TX and Fort Wayne IN.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XMN - Planes smashed by super Typhoon Meranti
Replies: 14
Views: 4087

Re: XMN - Planes smashed by super Typhoon Meranti

Why didn't they fly them out ahead of the storm?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 6491

Re: Reuse an old airline name

atypical wrote:
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Because the company that owns that artwork uses it? What is your point?

They own the trademark logo and name and are exercising their rights as to its use. It would be nearly pointless to start Pan Am Air 2 without the logo to cash in on the name recognition and/or reputation.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 6491

Re: Reuse an old airline name

The PAN AM name was sold and is in use on a regional railroad that runs through New England. So, no that name can't be brought back without legal issues or payments. (beyond buying the name rights, I'd think you would have to pay to repaint all their equipment as part of any deal.) ..... Businesses...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK
Replies: 42
Views: 6467

Re: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK

lightsaber wrote:

...... US registered aircraft can be impounded by the government and used in time of need. Although the last time that was done by anything but a bidding process was WW2.

Lightsaber
Am I correct that you are referring the CRAF program?

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 6491

Re: Reuse an old airline name

[quote="cougar15] Pan AM would be an obvious one, but many have tried, and perhaps it has simply had too many ´bad raps´ to ever succesfully be used again. .....[/quote] The PAN AM name was sold and is in use on a regional railroad that runs through New England. So, no that name can't be brough...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot Crewbases at Focus Cities
Replies: 23
Views: 4114

Re: Delta Pilot Crewbases at Focus Cities

I don't see it happening soon. Very few focus cities have the enough flights of one aircraft type to justify a base that can be served from the current bases at the hubs. There is a lot of overhead to absorb at a crew base, so it makes sense to spread those costs over as many flights as possible.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: With Global Warming Will Airports Bordering Or Low To The Sea Flood?
Replies: 84
Views: 3687

Re: With Global Warming Will Airports Bordering Or Low To The Sea Flood?

Wasting your time with modern day USA Republican party members just isn't worth it. This flood was considered a "once in a 1,000 year flood". The GOP of the USA no longer is interested in, or believes in, science. I'm not joking or being hyperbolic. Today's science deniers like FriscoHeav...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 20167

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's tomorrow

28 is just a "teen" for Douglas birds.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 111
Views: 31774

Re: Delta A350 Routes

Please, tell us, who said they don't deserve to travel conveniently? You're projecting your personal bias onto other's statements.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is biggest in each non-hub city?
Replies: 57
Views: 8769

Re: Who is biggest in each non-hub city?

Curious question here, and I hope this is the right forum (I was debating between here and the polls and preferences forum so mods please move accordingly). What is the biggest carrier in each "non-hub" city, and perhaps even in some of the dual hubs (JFK, ORD)?.. for example who is the b...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 30628

Re: Big Problems at Big Delta

Apparently Delta are blaming this on a power outage in Atlanta... Sorry Delta, the blame lies with your IT team, because they failed. Power outages shouldn't take down your service, why wasn't this tested for? Why can Netflix get High Availability and service redundancy right and airlines cannot? N...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED:WN Pilots Seek Ouster of Gary Kelly After Tech Snafus, Company Responds
Replies: 73
Views: 10072

Re: WN Pilots Seek Ouster of Gary Kelly After Tech Snafus

I can see both sides of this, but I lean toward the ball was dropped side. I came from RC (Republic) which had Escort, a PARS like system that had local hard-drives at every station for when the phone-(data)lines went down. When you checked a pax in, you said how many bags they were checking and the...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 217
Views: 19504

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

With the Economic Development involvement, could it be an announcement of revenue guarantees for a trans-atlantic non-stop?

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