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by qcpilotxf
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

Re: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)

That is odd that you saw it parked at B10, There isn't really that much room over there. Normally the charter to the Open is parked on the hardstand out to the west of the B con

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single digit flight numbers question
Replies: 16
Views: 2911

Re: Single digit flight numbers question

ro1960 wrote:
AF Concorde flight CDG-JFK was 001 not 1. Any reason? Most flight numbers are 3 or 4 digits nowadays so technically flight 1 is 0001.

Actually according to most reservation systems and ATC that flight is 1 not 001. AF might be different but there are no leading numbers at most airlines.

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5639

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Wildly different niches. B6, both mainline and Mint, offers a service greater or equal to legacies (at a somewhat lower cost) NK offers the lowest fare, beating out all amenities to get it. The two attract different segments of the population Spirit lost it's way and ended up bringing In the former...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 1955

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

Joshs1000 this is a rather complicated situation but not an impossible one. It`ll depend on the severity of the spectrum youre in. Remember no two Aspies are the same. Some people go undetected for years, others are never diagnosed in a lifetime, with some individuals just been tagged as "unco...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TRACON talk
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: TRACON talk

Using that logic the callsign for BOS would be Logan Tower also, which I am 99% sure it is Boston Tower. Normally all the facilities, even after they are combined (minus a couple examples) take the name of the primary airport they are serving.

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA Fleet in US Airways hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: AA Fleet in US Airways hubs

I wouldn't expect to see any MDs, they don't make it far from DFW anymore. But there is a good mix of LAA 321s and LUS 321 flying from CLT and PHX. Still more LUS than LAA but a mix none the less.

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA Fleet in US Airways hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: AA Fleet in US Airways hubs

There is already quite a bit of fleet mixing going on at the hubs, its not uncommon to see LAA 757s, Airbuses, and 737 in CLT, PHX, and PHL. The widebodies are unlikely to happen until flight attendant integration is completed though, because at this point LAA FAs can't work LUS metal and vice versa.

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by qcpilotxf
Tue May 16, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13496

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

At the end of June AA will turn off SABRE as it finishes its transition to USAir's QIK system. I think this is a HUGE mistake. There was nothing wrong with SABRE. The new system is NOT QIK at all. Its slow, tedious, confusing, and makes no sense. It takes nearly 2-3x as long to accomplish many task...

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fly the 737 MAX first?
Replies: 24
Views: 3541

Re: Who will fly the 737 MAX first?

Southwest will receive theirs first, but Malindo Air is currently scheduled to be the first operator

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tillerson in Europe C-40B
Replies: 17
Views: 2847

Re: Tillerson in Europe C-40B

The C-40B is a variant of the BBJ1 which has more than enough range to fly DC to just about anywhere

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaiian a330 in delta hanger
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

Re: Hawaiian a330 in delta hanger

Its likely the Delta Tech Ops does HAs mainland work, they are one of the few 330 operators in the states and have a great tech ops team that works for a lot of different airlines

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 10650

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

tjwgrr wrote:
Are the first DL A350's based in DTW?


Last I checked the A350 base was replacing the 744 base at DTW, so it will be unlikely to see them, other than some proving flight, outside of DTW domestically at first

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tampa MRO question
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Tampa MRO question

That would be PEMCO. The heavy check game is all about money, you'll see most airlines actually get there heavy checks done where they can get it done at the best cost. In this case, Pemco likely gave them the best deal. The cost of the flight will sometimes seem like nothing compared to a check its...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argetina demands explanations from Brazil for allowing British Militirary flights inbound to the Falklands
Replies: 18
Views: 2682

Re: Argetina demands explanations from Brazil for allowing British Militirary flights inbound to the Falklands

Sidebar, what would the Argentinians actually do with the Falklands that the British aren't doing now (if they actually were to acquire them through peaceful or forceful means)? To my understanding, there isn't much there... They are needed for strategic sheep purposes... https://youtu.be/6omQ5JjjL...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FA-18 Super Hornet To Be Modified For Blue Angels
Replies: 47
Views: 16438

Re: FA-18 Super Hornet To Be Modified For Blue Angels

Last time I checked, that contract wasn't an actual conversion contract, but an engineering contract. The actual conversion to a Blues aircraft is performed by the squadron not depot. It will still be a while before we see a Blue and Yellow Super Hornet.

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Liveries
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: NK Liveries

The paint on an aircraft is only good for so long before the aircraft needs to be repainted, NK elected to save a bit of money and repaint the aircraft when they are required too, instead of investing the capital up front to make the fleet look the same. Why paint the planes when you can buy more wi...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PPL from India or Canada ?
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: PPL from India or Canada ?

It looks like you just need a Medical and to take a test, that's going to be pretty standard in any country. If it is cheaper in Canada and you live there, you are better off getting it there

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by qcpilotxf
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: White 737 at Will Rogers Airport-OKC
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: White 737 at Will Rogers Airport-OKC

That would be JPATS (AKA:CONAIR) operated by the US Marshal Service, all of their air operations are based out of OKC

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 21492

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Not even a 777, it was an A320 which could have used any of the 100 other gates at ATL that Delta decided to park at the only gate that can take an A380. Not petty at all la la la... Since when does Delta handle gate assignments on E at ATL? Since the beginning of time. It's an gentleman's agreemen...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of A320s on Carribean and Mexican flights from the U.S
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Use of A320s on Carribean and Mexican flights from the U.S

The answer your looking for isn't as simple as you hope it to be. Normally the airline selects aircraft by demand. At AA the A321 is larger than the 738 which is larger than the a320 and so on. The airlines don't want to fly a plane with empty seats, so they choose the gauge accordingly to make sure...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Combat Air Patrol over Florida for POTUS vacation#1
Replies: 13
Views: 2475

Re: Combat Air Patrol over Florida for POTUS vacation#1

From what I've been told by someone that is involved with such things (or was over the last decade or so), this sort of thing happens a lot. As for the extra "cost" these hours are mostly in replacement for training hours that the crews would be flying anyway. As for the D.C. area, while ...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 8334

Re: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?

In other words, they seem to do old US Airways flying. They must not be willing to spend money to equip more stations. They will just go out like this. The pmAA and pmUS work groups, at least the FAs (not sure about other groups), are not integrated yet. So it's not about equipping stations, I don'...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?
Replies: 82
Views: 4479

Re: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?

A lot of these aircraft rotate through the US, Canada, The Caribbean, and Mexico every day. If one plane can do it so can another. It is easier to equip all aircraft than create a sub fleet to fly the Caribbean and Mexico legs. The FAA requires all aircraft to have these rafts more than 50 miles off...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest Graded AME License
Replies: 23
Views: 1513

Re: Highest Graded AME License

Which issuing authority are you speaking of? Each country and issuing authority have different levels

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W Delivery Airport
Replies: 20
Views: 5099

Re: UA 77W Delivery Airport

Sometimes that first aircraft takes longer than expected to get ready. Even if it is a type that they regularly work on I guess this isn't like driving a car off the showroom floor, but what sort of work must be done on the 77W to get it ready for service with UA? It is more like getting the dealer...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: List of en route alternate airports?
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: List of en route alternate airports?

c933103 wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
Kind of a broad question. Are you in a 737 or a 747. What OpSpecs are you working under and is this an ETOPS flight or? Departure point to where?

greg85 wrote:
For the entire world?

Let say a typical a330 flying out of south africa?


That's still pretty broad. A city pair would be helpful also

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W Delivery Airport
Replies: 20
Views: 5099

Re: UA 77W Delivery Airport

springtx wrote:
The 1st 777-300 has been in SFO for 19 days, is there a delay getting her out??


Sometimes that first aircraft takes longer than expected to get ready. Even if it is a type that they regularly work on

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by qcpilotxf
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18255

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Fox news is reporting it was an AC flight, but my sources say that it was DL flight from ANC-MSP-FLL and the guy had checked a gun. picked it up in baggage went into the bathroom loaded it and came out shooting. i hope it wasn't Delta but since Delta has already dispatched a care team to FLL. Sadly...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduling Anomaly - BDL to DCA
Replies: 9
Views: 2325

Re: Scheduling Anomaly - BDL to DCA

I just checked Sabre, there are not flights on the weekends there. May is a notoriously slow month, its possible that they just cut the weekend flying to DCA because its traditionally low traffic, as are most business oriented routes on the weekends in the north-east. Edit: I also agree with above.....

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by qcpilotxf
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and its MD troubles
Replies: 19
Views: 2446

Re: allegiant and its md troubles

G4's CEO announced either late last year or very early this year that they are getting rid of all their MD80's. They are all being replaced by A319/A320 aircraft. The reason they have so many issues with them is because they are outdated, over used, and under maintained. This has been discussed hun...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront
Replies: 68
Views: 15464

Re: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront

^Do corporate jets carry ATS-B transponders and 'pingers' to be found in cases such as these? Im not sure what you mean by 'pingers', unless you mean ELTs. GA aircraft in the US are required to carry an ELT of some sort (121.5 or 406) but ADS-B is not required and wouldn't be very useful in the cas...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AC fly over the Pacific on DEL-YVR?
Replies: 25
Views: 6641

Re: Why doesn't AC flies over Pacific on DEL-YVR?

so AC73 Flew over the poles? or the atlantic? is that what you are talking about?

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Simulated carrier landings at MCAS Miramar
Replies: 20
Views: 2378

Re: Simulated carrier landings at MCAS Miramar

I believe all tactical aircraft have tail hooks. I know for sure f-15s and f-16s have tail hooks. They are not beefed up for carrier arrestment though. But the carrier field markings are not only for the pilots to get practice landings before they are cleared for carrier landings. They are also use...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kansas City (KMCI) ATC Question
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Kansas City (KMCI) ATC Question

MKC is "downtown" tower, I think that MKC used to be Kansas City Tower but that changed. International was likely just a good way to make sure pilots knew they were talking to the correct tower

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on Flight Paths
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Question on Flight Paths

it could have been routed that way for fuel performance or it could have had something INOP on the aircraft that didn't allow it to operate for extended periods over water. The later is more likely

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO passenger steals tug, drives across airport
Replies: 27
Views: 5579

Re: MCO passenger steals tug, drives across airport

flymco753 wrote:
:eek: I don't know what I'd do if I saw a customer peel off in a baggage tug, do I call someone or what?


That is exactly what I would have said if I was a ramper and this happened lol

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Planes and designations
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Planes and designations

Most controllers have a good idea of the aircraft or airlines that they see one a regular basis. normally they have a reference guide with all the certified aircraft types and airline codes. when in doubt ask

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions/Rumors for 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 9607

Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Airbus discontinues the Airbus A380 Why so? Airbus hasnt either discounted their A318 which so far has been a total fraud in terms of sales. So why the A380? The A318 is a member of an in-production line of aircraft, theoretically everything is already in place to building a new A318 tomorrow is so...

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 3987

Re: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

So, at this point, either Allegiant is safe and somebody has an ax to ground against the company, or the FAA is beholden to Allegiant and unable to perform the job of keeping the airline safe. I'm going to have to go for the first one until Allegiant has a serious accident. If we believe #2 is true...

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 3987

Re: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

The TBT seems to have a thing about G4

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Procedures
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: About Procedures

Ok so what that part is staying is that only CAT A and B aircraft are allowed to Land and Hold Short (LAHSO) while another aircraft is departing from rw26. A cat C, D, or E aircraft can still land on runway 30 but cannot participate in the LAHSO operation.

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radome camera?
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: Radome camera?

Okay Ill ask the question again. Since all of these FedEx aircraft are CATlllb capable, what have gained with this EVS system installed? I can see this if you were operating this aircraft into airports without CATlll runways but do they? If it such a great advancement why not all airliners use it? ...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About ILS APPR
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: About ILS APPR

The good thing about multi-crew operations is that tasks are split, so you can have one pilot looking somewhat or completely outside, while the other keeps his head inside. Short answer, it is a gradual process. Long answer: For an approach with "ordinary" Cat I minima ILS with (typically...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A359 Surprising Flying altitude question?
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Re: A359 Surprising Flying altitude question?

Im pretty sure FL430 is the service ceiling for the A350, so you wont see one go much higher than that unless Airbus is trying todo something

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking VIP birds at LAX, a question.
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Parking VIP birds at LAX, a question.

The fixed base operators (FBOS) that run the general aviation areas of the airports all have leased ramp space from LAX to park planes of all sizes. In the case of LA they can handle any size plane and normally have room to park a couple on their ramp also. So its not completely just random free spa...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders before year end
Replies: 69
Views: 11420

Re: Cseries orders before year end

Bombardier mentioned a few months ago that there would be at least 2 Cseries orders before the year end. Any idea if these orders will still materialize and who they will be from? The following have mentioned interest in the Cseries over recent months: -British Airways -Spirit -Jetblue -undisclosed...

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/2/2016: DL Adds BOS-TPA, Drops LAX-GDL
Replies: 60
Views: 8163

Re: OAG Changes 12/2/2016: DL Adds BOS-TPA, Drops LAX-GDL

jetbluefan1 wrote:
(2) Poke B6 in the eye by breaking its monopoly on the route. (NK doesn't fly this, right?)...


NK operates it as a through (FLL) during the summer... so no....

It was only a matter of time before BOS became part of the TPA portfolio again, DLs operation in while not MCO is getting fairly big

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Usable is TIJ as an Alternate to SAN?
Replies: 11
Views: 2434

Re: How Usable is TIJ as an Alternate to SAN?

It is the preferred Mexico service for a lot of people, its much easier than SAN, and has service to everywhere

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