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by gdg9
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7172

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Maybe they should ask Interjet how good the support is in regards to parts etc...

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by gdg9
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 35
Views: 4004

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

Didn't United try to change their name to Allegis or something like that in the 80s?

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by gdg9
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2017 Loads
Replies: 1
Views: 410

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2017 Loads

ere are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for November 2017. Much like October I have Qatar marked separately as I was under the distinct impression they were blocking seats on their Airbus A350s that were used in October/November. The rates are calculated with the full 283-...

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by gdg9
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2017 Loads

I think QR is better positioned than EK here just due to the one world connection. I'm certainly interested to see how the BA/LH sides do once the Icelanders come in May. But those numbers are six months away!

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by gdg9
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for October 2017. My apologies for the delay, DFW Airport had some type of issue with their software and it took longer than usual for the report to arrive. Looks like that's fixed and I have November and December numbers now to wor...

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by gdg9
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 46
Views: 8911

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

So at this point this is still a rumor.

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by gdg9
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 21
Views: 2845

Re: Sun Country at Dallas Love Field

Saw something on this a few days ago and I thought there were 2 Sun Country 737s on this run?

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by gdg9
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX finally gets A350 service!
Replies: 33
Views: 9583

Re: LAX finally gets A350 service!

Wow, didn't realize we had the A350 at DFW (for two months) before LAX. Looking forward to catching this when I'm at LAX in February.

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by gdg9
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13296

Re: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

pwm2txlhopper wrote:
You take a week long training class, then you're good to go. .


That is false. Classroom training, OJT, certification tests, recurrent training, annual recertification.

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by gdg9
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?

The book - Jet Age, by Sam Howe Verhovek - covers the Comet and Boeing 707 early competition.

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by gdg9
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 3910

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

One might wonder why doesn't LH upgauge their metal to a, let's say, A340-600 or 747-400 since loads are so good They did at one time use an A340-600 on the route. When did this occur? Been a DFW local for a while, but never heard of this. LH has never put an A346 on DFW-FRA. Now the A346 that went...

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by gdg9
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 3910

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

QF numbers are again strong. I remember a comment by QF's Alan Joyce recently where he said that the cost of 2x789s was cheaper on a per trip basis than an A380. This makes me think that perhaps QF will go double daily 789s' in the future as opposed to using the A380. Daily 789 ex SYD 4pw 789 ex ME...

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by gdg9
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 3910

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

QR and EK numbers are quite honestly brutal...And yet EY is the one pulling out of DFW, despite having LF's that are 25 percent higher...truly mind boggling. It does seem odd, but we don't know the yields after all, or what, if any, cargo is being shipped. Is the LH flight a 333 all year? Also with...

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by gdg9
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 3910

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for September 2017. Interjet struggles mightily again, barely filling half their available seats for the second month in a row. This month we estimate Interjet at a 49.47% overall load factor, while in August they were at 54.18%. I’...

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by gdg9
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2017 Loads
Replies: 0
Views: 417

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for August 2017. Interjet stands out again for struggling, barely filling half their available seats. The DFW route clearly calls for the smaller Sukhoi SSJ-100 rather than the 150 seat Airbus A320... perhaps there is not enough fra...

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by gdg9
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9484

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

Another new carrier at DFW. Nice to see them diversifying their airlines. Serious question. What are the chances airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian ever set up shop at DFW? I asked that earlier in the thread... I am doubtful on Virgin Atlantic, but I think its only a matter of when rath...

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by gdg9
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9484

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

Interesting and now two options for hopefully lower cost flights to Europe.
Is it only a matter of time before Norwegian announces DFW?

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by gdg9
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2017 Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for July 2017. Decent loads cross the board for nearly everyone, although that is not a surprise in the middle of the summer. Now for Etihad, I am not including them this month as I cannot ascertain their seat counts. The EY Source ...

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by gdg9
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 47
Views: 6760

Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

Just curious, how did it come to pass that Day 1 is a Monday rather than Sunday in airline schedules? I understand there are a few cultures where Friday/Saturday or what not are the weekends, just curious how Monday is Day 1 and not Sunday? Just something decided way back when, Chicago Convention, o...

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by gdg9
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 6706

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

Does MIA, or other airports, post passenger traffic ala DFW?

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by gdg9
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4284

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Not to make the bad joke, but I am curious, what is the tire pressure for a 767?

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by gdg9
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2017 Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2017 Loads

http://bit.ly/2vp0Uh9
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June 2017 estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW:

http://bit.ly/2vp0Uh9

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by gdg9
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 12760

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

DFW currently has around 200 gates.

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by gdg9
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 12760

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

blink182 wrote:
(heck, D is already starting to show its age)


How so?

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by gdg9
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2017 Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2017 Loads

Fixed the Avianca error - 88% overall.

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by gdg9
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2017 Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2017 Loads

Hi! are you sure about Avianca's numbers? no plane in their fleet has 196 seats, their A321 operate with 194, and im pretty sure this route is operated mostly with E190 with 96 seats! probably a mixup with that... Cheers! Yes - E190 with 96 is what I meant. Well that's what I get trying to do these...

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by gdg9
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2017 Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2017 Loads

Link is working, just tried it.

Irish Ayes - first time in a few months EK threw a 77L on the route. Been all 77W for a while.

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by gdg9
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2017 Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2017 Loads

http://bit.ly/2gZNnXB

Nothing stands out too much this month, other than Avianca's subpar month.
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Sorry for posting these later than usual, was on vacation earlier this month and then a week on the road for work. May 2017 estimated DFW foreign carrier loads.

http://bit.ly/2gZNnXB

Nothing stands out too much this month, other than Avianca's subpar month.

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by gdg9
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Astrojet with logo off center
Replies: 18
Views: 8113

Re: New AA Astrojet with logo off center

Yes, N951AA was put into the new livery, while N905NN went from the classic chrome to be the new Astrojet.

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by gdg9
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Astrojet with logo off center
Replies: 18
Views: 8113

New AA Astrojet with logo off center

Noticing the nice photo of the new AA Astrojet, N905NN... why is the AA ball logo so off center?

NEW:



OLD (N951AA):


Still nice of AA to keep one of the retro schemes around. Just curious.

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by gdg9
Wed May 31, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads
Replies: 21
Views: 3148

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads

it's pretty amazing they do as well as they do. how long have they operated this route? I believe since the 1980s on a 747-200. Interjet must really be taking a bath considering the 63% LF with their relatively LCC-type fares. They were running a SU-95 before and had better loads. After the Sukhoi ...

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by gdg9
Tue May 30, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads
Replies: 21
Views: 3148

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads

waly777 wrote:
NichCage wrote:
EY has the highest load factor out of all the ME3 at DFW.


It should be slightly higher as the 3 class 77W operated on a few days and would have had some payload restriction on the AUH to DFW leg.


Were seats blocked?

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by gdg9
Tue May 30, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads
Replies: 21
Views: 3148

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads

http://bit.ly/2r8kM5q
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Here are the April estimates. EK and even QR back into the low 60s. Nothing else really looks too odd one way or the other.

http://bit.ly/2r8kM5q

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by gdg9
Fri May 05, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 2087

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads

So JAL currently operates with a 787-8 and because they had a good month they need to bypass the 787-9 and go to a 77W?!? They don't even operate 77L's. They've had several good months and in fact I've been told their corporate office wants to put 77W on DFW, but locally there remains discussion fo...

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by gdg9
Fri May 05, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 2087

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads

So JAL currently operates with a 787-8 and because they had a good month they need to bypass the 787-9 and go to a 77W?!? They don't even operate 77L's. They've had several good months and in fact I've been told their corporate office wants to put 77W on DFW, but locally there remains discussion fo...

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by gdg9
Thu May 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 2087

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads

http://bit.ly/2q3MZef
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Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for March 2017. InterJet rebounds a bit after a rough three-month stretch...everyone else doing ok for the last of the winter months. JL remains strong at DFW - time for 77W?

http://bit.ly/2q3MZef

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020

Yes, a minor fender bender on the ground could essentially, in the air, cause the two vehicles to crash to the ground, killing occupants of the vehicles and people on the ground. I think the idea is good but pure fantasy at this point.

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020

I'm sorry if this was posted, didn't seem to be. Uber is hoping to test autonomous flying cars in DFW and Dubai by 2020. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2017/04/25/dallas-chosen-uber-first-us-city-test-flying-cars This seems an ambitious timeline as the FAA is not yet level with getti...

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 9544

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

If memory serves, every former president from FDR to Clinton has an airport named after him, save Nixon. IAH of course for Bush Sr not Jr.

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by gdg9
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 5111

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

N902NK and N903NK were flying here at DFW yesterday. So I guess they either have new engines or have fixed the issues. NK frames.

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads

Thanks for gathering and posting the stats for DFW. I was in the Cayman Airways website recently and they are showing DFW as seasonal service so which months do they service DFW?[/quote]

Typically summer, I will try and find out exactly what they have planned this year tomorrow.

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads

OOF. Interjet hurts. They did thake the Superjet out of service, right? I imagine that once they get back online 4O will perform better. Yes, as noted on the site thread, they are putting 150 seats A320s on where the 93 seat SSJ100s worked much better at DFW. really would love to see JAL bring the ...

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for February 2017. February is of course one of the slowest months out there, as travel demand drops in the middle of winter. Some things to take note of at DFW for February: Air Canada Express started their daily service to Vancouv...

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by gdg9
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any ROA folks??
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Any ROA folks??

You'd be waiting a fair bit of time between RJs and maybe one DL A319 (if they still run mainline?) at ROA...

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by gdg9
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)
Replies: 17
Views: 4886

Re: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)

http://bit.ly/2n0rybi

I have another thread on the site detailing flights further back, to about 2009 I think at LGW.
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This link shows each aircraft redo/type that operated the BA DFW-LHR route going back to Jan 2012...
http://bit.ly/2n0rybi

I have another thread on the site detailing flights further back, to about 2009 I think at LGW.

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by gdg9
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 724

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for January 2017. Pretty good numbers again for most of the carriers for a January, indeed several of the carriers would most likely be please with these loads in the middle of the summer! Interjet looks bad at first glance but lets...

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by gdg9
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13979

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Long overdue - barring many places in Alaska I suppose, EAS is a total waste of money. If people choose to live in remote, rural areas, that is their right, but not up to me or others to subsidize their travel to a large airport. Get in the car and drive.

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by gdg9
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW: AA gets serious about Terminal F; Renovations to Terminal C in lingo
Replies: 87
Views: 15346

Re: DFW: AA gets serious about F; Renovations to C in lingo

I find the fact that DFW spent almost $1B for TRIP on Terminal A astounding. Must have been some gold plated systems upgrades because to the passengers its just new paint, new lighting and less room to get by the "improved retail experience." I don't agree there, compare A today and C tod...

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