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by dabpit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7615

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Starting august, Avianca is adding service to Lima, San Salvador and Guatemala City, service to LIM will be daily in airbus A319, SAL will operate 4 times per week and GUA 3 times per week both in A320. Itineraries are open for sale. Excellent adds by AV! That takes their flights to 3 a day now. Al...

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by dabpit
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13070

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

Sex and Aviation (or hospitality in general) go hand in hand. This is nothing new....those acting shocked are hiding under a rock or trying to play dumb.

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by dabpit
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7615

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
Soooooo SY added MCO-PDX...thoughts?

My understanding is that SY wants to open bases outside of MSP and MCO is one place they are considering.

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by dabpit
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55443

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

http://www.regionalsky.com/

So this is a new airline servicing PIT?
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flyPIT wrote:
PIT-AVP flights are set to begin April 23. 2x daily with Piper Navajos.
http://www.regionalsky.com/

So this is a new airline servicing PIT?

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by dabpit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55443

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'm not so sure WN would be as on board with common use gates as the other carriers given their boarding process (specifically: would ACAA have WN Boarding Posts at most of these common use gates?). They do common use at CUN with no boarding posts. You just line up 1-30 without them. So it is doabl...

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by dabpit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55443

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cynical? Your damn right. Ive been working this body for decades. Slip me the rights to develop and you will have my vote on the project. If there isn't some grease for my palms, no vote and thus no project. Losing the gates on the west side of C and D makes sense. Not the ends of A and B tthough. ...

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by dabpit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18087

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

I think they will also announce pulling out of a few markets or dropping a few routes. One market I see them dropping is PIT.

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by dabpit
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7615

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
*F9 MCO-CUN MAR 0.7>0 APR 0.9>0 MAY 1.0>0 JUN 1.0>0 JUL 1.0>0 AUG 0.4>0

What do y'all think?

Big disappointment that they could not make it happen.

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by dabpit
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 311
Views: 66912

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

DDR wrote:
I have to agree with you. I think the paint scheme looks even better on the bus than on the 737. Can't wait to see it on the A321!

Way better than on the 737. I am sure the A321 will look stunning.

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by dabpit
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 311
Views: 66912

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

https://twitter.com/AlaskaAir/status/956223809085890561

This looks fantastic! Definitely one of the best looking A320s in the sky now.
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bd777 wrote:
N625VA is now out of the hangar in VCV, per Alaska Airlines twitter! Photos in link.

https://twitter.com/AlaskaAir/status/956223809085890561

This looks fantastic! Definitely one of the best looking A320s in the sky now.

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by dabpit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR
Replies: 16
Views: 1811

Re: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR

loisencroach wrote:
I believe RFD-EWR operated but for a very short period of time. IIRC, the only route that never came to fruition out of RFD (that was available for sale) is Southern Skyways' RFD-DTW

There was a news article that stated the RFD-EWR was canceled before being started.

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by dabpit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR
Replies: 16
Views: 1811

Re: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR

Are we going to hear this from you every time they announce a route.? Please elaborate, because all I know of is PHF after the People Express debacle...and SRQ-PIT because Allegiant jumped on it and they couldn't compete. Where else did they announce and not start? I am all for small airlines succe...

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by dabpit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals
Replies: 31
Views: 2077

Re: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals

Finally! Thank you Delta, things have gotten out of hand with "emotional support" animals and it gives a really bad rep to the real service animals and those that need them.

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by dabpit
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR
Replies: 16
Views: 1811

Re: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR

They tend to announce routes and then drop them before not long after the announcement is made. They are not worth booking a flight on because of the lack of commitment to any route announced.

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by dabpit
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Volaris to Codeshare!
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Frontier and Volaris to Codeshare!

Fantastic news! Now, which routes will we see added from F9 and Y4?

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by dabpit
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7615

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

GOL has announced a return to MCO starting Novemeber 4th, 2018 to BSB and FOR.

G3 7600 BSB 0950 MCO 1450
G3 7601 MCO 2130 BSB 0820 +1

G3 7654 FOR 0835 MCO 1425
G3 7655 MCO 2145 FOR 0715 +1

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by dabpit
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Air 737-400 Ottawa to Iqaluit
Replies: 16
Views: 5762

Re: First Air 737-400 Ottawa to Iqaluit

Excellent trip report! I was in YFB but flew Canadian North on the Combi and the service was basically the same. Hopefully one day I can get back up to YFB.

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by dabpit
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55443

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

727LOVER wrote:
Apparently not....Elite Airways has yanked PIT

W O W.....just like that !

Not surprised....Elite has a history of yanking service not long after they announce it.

It is never worth booking a flight with Elite since this happens often with them.

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by dabpit
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Allegiant
Replies: 105
Views: 11549

Re: What is next for Allegiant

There will be NO international flight to AZA unless the new terminal is built with FIS. AZA has no FIS facility other than for GA flights.

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by dabpit
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7615

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Is there a market in FL to these destinations? Snowbirds? The reason I ask is because G4 does not do connections............Normally. That may change for international destinations. Folks here still like to vacation and all of those markets have resorts. If service was started it would only be once...

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by dabpit
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55443

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Here I go with the broken record of *if PIT were to win HQ2* but... I have to imagine air cargo would get a big boost. If Prime Air were to come to PIT, would there be enough room for them or other carriers? The north side of the complex seems to get a bit crowded with 5X using their two spaces and...

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by dabpit
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7615

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Happy new year. It's time for a new thread. I have moved one post accordingly into this thread. Link to previous thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1337303&p=18973807#p18973807 Starting to get annoying with mods starting new threads and closing old ones just because it is 2018. But anyway.... Here...

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by dabpit
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55443

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

To add to the predictions for 2018: 1) WOWair announces daily flights for the peak season 2) As much as everyone wants Norwegian or Aer Lingus to give DUB a go, my bet is WOWair (if there is any truth to them wanting to open a hub somewhere other than KEF) 3) NK will announce at least a few of these...

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by dabpit
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando/Stanford Airport $43 Million dollar expansion
Replies: 22
Views: 4160

Re: Orlando/Stanford Airport $43 Million dollar expansion

I would look for one or more carrier(s) to start service at SFB next year.

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by dabpit
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 9976

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

alan3 wrote:
We should note that none of the ULCC carriers in the US (Allegiant, Spirit, Frontier) fly to Canada either.

Not correct, starting May 31, 2018, Frontier will start flying DEN-YYC.

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by dabpit
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147927

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/up ... IMIZED.pdf
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PITflier wrote:
Does anyone have a link to the master plan update? I can't seem to find it online anywhere.

http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/up ... IMIZED.pdf

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by dabpit
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

william wrote:
So Airside 4 keeps its Customs facilities?

That is correct.

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by dabpit
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Again, so when JetBlue moves and the Intl' ops move over to C, who is going to expand or back fill the gates at the Airsides? See My educated predictions below (posted before but with modifications now): Here are my picks for placement when C opens: AS1 - Air Canada, Alaska/Virgin America, Bahamasa...

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by dabpit
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Question for MCO knowledgable: There is a thread about MIA-Tokyo/far east like every 2 months. I was wondering if MCO has regular talks with far east carriers. Are there no talks or is th Orlando crowd just not as fervent. I would love so see Saudi back I am sure MCO has talks with far East carrier...

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by dabpit
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

william wrote:
How? I yet to see a rendering of that.

The airport had a presentation on their website for a long time regarding the new South Terminal. I will look for it again and try to post.

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by dabpit
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

LATAM will be adding service from MCO to Fortaleza, Brazil. No start date has been given yet. With this new service, MCO will have serve 6 cities in Brazil. AD: VCP, REC, CNF DL: GRU LATAM: GRU, GIG, FOR Hopefully, we will see BSB (LATAM or DL) added back soon. It would be nice to see service added ...

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by dabpit
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF
Replies: 51
Views: 9601

Re: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF

Wow nice expansion from AC!

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by dabpit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Aircraft Expansion
Replies: 22
Views: 4012

Re: F9 Aircraft Expansion

Some more dots within the US will be connected but I think a lot more international flying will be added. Most would probably be a few times a week and some would probably be seasonal. Here are some of my picks: Canada DEN-YEG/YVR/YWG LAS-YYC/YVR/YWG/YEG MCO-YYZ/YUL/YOW/YQB/YWG/YHZ Mexico DEN-MEX/GD...

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by dabpit
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147927

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

But with all of this potential, why are they still planning on right sizing the terminal? What IF someone like Alaska decided to increase flights at PIT, or Spirit, or Southwest? What if there was a new airline that wanted to start up here. Where do they go? What about diversions? PIT likes to prom...

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by dabpit
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to RIC??
Replies: 32
Views: 3240

Re: New airline to RIC??

The new airline is Spirit! Starts March 15th.

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by dabpit
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to RIC??
Replies: 32
Views: 3240

Re: New airline to RIC??

I hope it is WOWair or Spirit.

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by dabpit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

flymco753 wrote:
I could've sworn I saw Air Transat at Airside 4 when I took off, did they move from 1?

Yes, they are on AS4 now.

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by dabpit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 53
Views: 8796

Re: World Airways - proposed longhaul ULCC start up

LAXintl wrote:
Good luck

They will need it. The fact that Ed Wegel is in charge makes me think it will fail like his last projects...

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by dabpit
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10450

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Just throwing this out there but their East Coast Hub/Focus City will be wherever Amazon puts their HQ2 :)

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by dabpit
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18851

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

Wow the updated livery looks beautiful on the A321

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by dabpit
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant?
Replies: 216
Views: 25983

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

Here are my picks for new cities that will be announced: JAN, CHS, and MOB.

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by dabpit
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 299
Views: 33974

Re: What's next for Spirit?

My picks are SAT and BNA for the two medium cities and CLO for the new international city.

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by dabpit
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

As of today (10/25/17), WS has moved to AS4 and Terminal B.

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by dabpit
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 26690

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

What does this mean, and whats the impact? Does this mean no significant representation at non-hub airports, and greater use of contracted agents, etc? Or does this mean the same amount of local staff, but they are a phone call away from anyone with authority to resolve problems or make decisions? ...

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by dabpit
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 26690

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

SY is doing away with all Station Managers and Assistant Station Managers starting December.

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by dabpit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 9497

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

One of these two SJC-PIT and/or SAN-PIT (one can hope)

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by dabpit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 299
Views: 33974

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I would like to see NK add one or a few of these routes PIT-BDL/MSP/BWI/MSY/OAK and MCO-MDT/ABE/ROC/ALB/PTY/BOG. NK really needs some more destinations in the Midwest.

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by dabpit
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

I recently got to visit the ATC tower at MCO (a very rare opportunity in itself) and realized that Gate 96 has been removed, which EK previously used. Does anyone know which gate they use now? Gate 96 is a domestic gate, EK has not used this gate and won't use it as they typically arrive at 83/86. ...

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by dabpit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

NK would stay at AS3. I was re-watching the rendition of the new C terminal, are they set on how many gates the terminal will house? NK has been growing MCO (slowly but they have been) and AS3 is tight as it is, so makes sense to move them to AS1 when B6 goes to C. I thought the total number was 60...

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by dabpit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32943

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

I would think the reason AC would go to 1 is because they have pre clearance, unless you need to be at a terminal with an entry point any how. I wonder where Avianca, COPA, Caribbean, and other airlines not partnered with B6 would go, would they still go to C or go to 90's? Here are my picks for pl...

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