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by chepos
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 82
Views: 8910

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

1) Isn’t March pretty early for CLT-CDG? I haven’t seen it that early IIRC. Maybe they’re trying to expand its season with lower frequency. 2) CLT-TUS is a much smarter and safer add than JFK-TUS. Here’s to hoping that it lasts. 3) STT takes another hit...Sad to see. And thanks Enilria you have mad...

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by chepos
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7951

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I think you people need to understand why this thread was started. A butthurt Chicagoan doesnt feel AA is giving ORD the attention he feels it deserves. Therefore, he wants to fantasize that AA will go away and some other airline will come in and save the day. NOT...GOING...TO...HAPPEN. AA isnt lea...

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by chepos
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6325

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

Before the merger, AA was your typical US based carrier. After the merge, your typical US based carrier. Let’s not get carrier away with nostalgia, five years ago AA did not resemble SQ.

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by chepos
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 7951

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

So who exactly would come swooping in and create a mega hub, with the supposed deserving multiple long haul flights to far flung exotic destinations? And give UA this fight you keep clamoring for? DL, with MSP and DTW down the road? Nope.

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by chepos
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17323

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

ORD-MAN going seasonal is the bigger news here, I think. That leaves London as the only year-round transatlantic destination from the ORD hub. I realize that a range of points are still available year-round from PHL, but it's still sad to see the ORD transatlantic operation dwindle down to almost n...

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by chepos
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17323

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

DFW-KEF on a AA 752. OUCH! According to A.NET, ORD-DFW on a 757 is ouch! DFW-LIM/KEF is a dream experience! It’s just how the fan club spins it. I do think AA at ORD is in jeopardy if UA was strong and competition had gates. But UA and AA are happy with the duopoly. The lack of investment for gates...

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by chepos
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Load Factor
Replies: 30
Views: 3842

Re: Small Load Factor

It happens offen, best flight ever was on BR from LAX to TPE. Everyone had a row to themselves for the 13 hour flight. They boarded the flight in like 10 minutes. Not so lucky on the connection to BKK out of TPE.

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by chepos
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7388

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

There's no one else on that route and could be a gold mine ;) It very well could be. AA should try it. They have a few planes that could make it. AS on LAX-SXM would only work with the A319. Nothing else really has the range. Maybe the 737-700 but the range on the AS 737, according to the AS websit...

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by chepos
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SJU-BDL
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: AA SJU-BDL

If anyone jumped on it I would say WN or DL but only if B6 gives up the route which I doubt they will even with the downturn in travel to Puerto Rico. When AA flew BDL-SJU you not only had O&D pax but a decent amount of connections from the SJU hub which no longer exists. mm DL? Why? WN a dista...

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by chepos
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7388

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

This is slightly off topic a little bit but when Saint Maarten rebounds to its full potential, I think AS would do great on a non-stop from LAX-SXM. It would be the only non-stop from the west coast to SXM. Not sure if the range is there on any of the planes in AS's fleet but it could work, at leas...

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by chepos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17323

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand AA's approach. Although I'm interested in Iceland, most of my searches have been centered on the lower fares to European cities (DFW-Copenhagen with a single stopover, $550 on WOW, $1400 AA/BA per Google Flights) which were not easy to obtain in the past. Every time I saw a menti...

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by chepos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17323

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I’m surprised with all these people on this thread going on about the miniscule size of the local market. Most of AA’s long haul routes out of DFW heavily depend on connections (with the possible exception of LHR and still). It’s the same with many of the major hubs. This route will be no different....

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by chepos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17323

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

This is the second time TUS gets a CLT flight, LUS operated this route in the late 2000’s I believe.

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by chepos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17323

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I would have thought it was going to ne PHL KEF, DFW seems odd

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by chepos
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels
Replies: 28
Views: 3406

Re: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels

LOL, best of luck trying to enforce this mess. Been there in 2012, one of best trips I’ve ever had.

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by chepos
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Applies for FLL-GYE
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: Spirit Applies for FLL-GYE

IAH SDQ???? Never knew there was a market for that.

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by chepos
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America
Replies: 19
Views: 1373

Re: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America

The traffic is just not there, neither to DXB or beyond. Trinidad and Guyana have a large Indo Caribbean community (particularly Guyana) but few maintain links to India. Back in the Venezuelan heyday a route to DXB would have worked but not today, and yes I am aware Venezuela is in S. America. Actu...

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by chepos
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America
Replies: 19
Views: 1373

Re: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America

Indeed very little demand for this region from anything east of Europe. Most people visiting Central America are from either Europe or North America. This makes the ME3 hubs are geographically in the wrong place. Many countries in central America are former colonies of European countries and still ...

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by chepos
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America
Replies: 19
Views: 1373

Re: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America

The traffic is just not there, neither to DXB or beyond. Trinidad and Guyana have a large Indo Caribbean community (particularly Guyana) but few maintain links to India. Back in the Venezuelan heyday a route to DXB would have worked but not today, and yes I am aware Venezuela is in S. America.

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by chepos
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2664

Re: Why did AA end LGAMCI?

kevintarmac wrote:
DanDun wrote:
I believe they are using the slot to start service to Portland, Maine


um.... any backing on that statement? Haven't seen any news or even rumors about it until now.


It waa announced in an internal publication.

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by chepos
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest red-eye flight
Replies: 34
Views: 2485

Re: Shortest red-eye flight

Jetblue has been doing these odd schedules to PR and DR forever. To PSE all flights are redeyes, and they are very popular.

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by chepos
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 9894

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

I like the male uniform (minus the red blazer), females not so much.

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by chepos
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FA's not speaking English
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: FA's not speaking English

They are not particularly friendly to us native Spanish speakers either. Funny thing is, on this flight from MEX to CUN I ordered my beverage in Spanish (as I am a native speaker), the FA insisted on addressing me in English. Oh well!

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by chepos
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

Lets all calm down, how didi we get to the conclusion from thjs article that CX was going to jump to STAR? CZ is just evaluating its options, nothing in this article mentions CX!

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by chepos
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 12331

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

Does this makes them sex offenders? If so, oh boy are they going to regret this decision.

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by chepos
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing
Replies: 38
Views: 5655

Re: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing

Thanks. Didn't know CAN-LAX was now 10X times weekly. I've wondered why none of the US3 has taken a shot at CAN. I believe CZ operates SFO-CAN at least 10X weekly. Is it a situation more or less like the Korean Carriers and ICN, albeit with much much less demand? AA is upgauging LAX-PVG to a 787-9 ...

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by chepos
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Hapag Lloyd airline operations
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: Hapag Lloyd

I recall they flew to MIA in the 90’s. Remember seeing their bright A310s at this locstion.

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by chepos
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 5706

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

She blasts NK on another video. Having flown AC I always thought they where so nuch nicer than their south of the border colleagues. Including WN which so nany rave about.

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by chepos
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How large was AA at JFK at its peak?
Replies: 13
Views: 4046

Re: How large was AA at JFK at its peak?

I remember the numerous A300 departures to SJU, SDQ, PAP, MIA, LHR etc in the 90’s. JFK was not the same when the A300 left the fleet.

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by chepos
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and TLV
Replies: 31
Views: 5439

Re: AA and TLV

I thought that honor went to MIA? :stirthepot: DTW DTW DTW DTW :banghead: :stirthepot: Lol DTW is by far the winner of this category. On topic, would AA use the 789 on ORD-TVL when they start to receive more of them? Or is 788 the only long haul used for intl at ORD no matter the route now? ORD CDG...

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by chepos
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 45
Views: 7661

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

Unless FrenchBlue can control access to cheap hotel capacity which is in very short supply in French Polynesia, they are unlikely to prosper. That is why Corsair had to pull out. Fully agree. Air Tahiti Nui was created (and heavily subsidized by the government) to attract tourists. Looking at touri...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJU operations post hurricane
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: SJU operations post hurricane

I believe B6 reduced JFK SJU to 3 daily, MCO, FLL and TPA have all been reduced. I am not sure if they resumed STT, STX and SXM flying.

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by chepos
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJU operations post hurricane
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: SJU operations post hurricane

B6 has reduced significantly operations. DL is down to a total of 4 flights, UX has suspended ops until March.

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by chepos
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations
Replies: 21
Views: 4521

Re: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations

I have been seeing them on the JFK GRU route this past month.

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by chepos
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean service after hurricane...
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Caribbean service after hurricane...

Seasonally I thjnk DL will be down to a total of only 4 flightsba day to SJU (total). B6 has also slashed a whole lot of frequency.

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by chepos
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4097

Re: Passengers Clapping

When flying to Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic it happens all the time (particulalry on flights with high percentage of VFR pax). Also flew LY frrom LAX to TLV and upon landing in Israel the passengers broke out in applause. After flying to Mexico, Argentina or Chile numerous times never exper...

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by chepos
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WW Catering
Replies: 17
Views: 1631

Re: WW Catering

Give you water by law? No such thing, you better stop by Hudson News and get youself a couple extra bottles of Dasani. Or pay double the price onboard.

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by chepos
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 10696

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

QF has a substantial maintenance operation at LAX - https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-unveils-new-aircraft-maintenance-facility-at-lax/ Just because aircraft are sitting out in the open doesn't mean that they aren't undergoing work. of course, but is approx 15 hours of mainten...

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by chepos
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Air Asia set up Middle Eastern subsidiary?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Can Air Asia set up Middle Eastern subsidiary?

Cenral Asia, that sounds exotic!

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by chepos
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 11824

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

Thanks enilria! VX Network Conversion AS BOS-SFO MAY 0>4 JUN 0>4 Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this an increase in frequency over last spring? I think VX (along with B6) were both running this 3x, with B6 recently adding a fourth frequency (and a 5th starting soon). With DL now in this market,...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 11824

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

The diaspora will still be traveling to PR, I myself will be going jn Nov. With the expected and already happeining mass exodus out of the island (some leaving for a short time others for good) we will still need links and flights from the mainland to PR. Mostly to places like MCO, TPA, PHL, BDL and...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 4605

Re: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers

I know CX has LAX, SFO and JFK bases in the US. Does CX mix US and HKG based crews on thejr US segments?

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by chepos
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

Re: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route

AASAP777 wrote:
I remember AA started operating to SNN in the late 2000s, but from BOS. Wouldn't it be redundant with DUB's seasonal service from ORD?


AA flies SNN today from PHl (which also has DUB service). That being said I don't see ORD getting SNN service on AA.

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by chepos
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18599

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

EDI and MXP are certainly possibilities. In fact, didn't US serve EDI in the past? I'd be shocked to see either DUS or HEL. With AB's future in question, I don't think AA will venture into the PHL-DUS market. AA has never been particularly strong to Germany in the first place, so I see it as a toug...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-FCO/AMS Performance
Replies: 21
Views: 4226

Re: DFW-FCO/AMS Performance

FCO operated fine on the 777. AMS struggled, due to the lacking 767 fleet reliability. When I flew DFW-AMS, we were an hour late departing due to MTX. The good news is next year both AMS and FCO will operate with a 777. I had originally heard it was going 787 (AMS) but then the 777 was scheduled wh...

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by chepos
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Partners with Casper for New In-Flight Sleep Products
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: AA Partners with Casper for New In-Flight Sleep Products

Does Casper also provide training to cabin crew on delivering a consistently professional, premium experience? If not, yawn. Until AA figures out a way to end the "good crew/bad crew" Russian roulette that one plays whenever one steps aboard a longhaul flight, all the fancy bedding in the...

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by chepos
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relief Flights to/from SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 2235

Re: Relief Flights to/from SJU

AA has allowed active employees to send relief aid to our families free of charge. Due to the history of AA in PR they have many employees from there, so one can imagine fhe amount of cargo headed down fo PR. In addifion to ofher relief being sent that way.

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by chepos
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 5768

Re: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports

SJU is capping commercial flights to only 10 per day total, only flights to MIA, MCO, ATL, PHL and NYC (not sure if EWR is included) are operating. There was terminal damage and access tp the airport is limited due to flooding. The first AA flight was mostly relief workers, volunteers and aid. PSE i...

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by chepos
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines SJU-SFO
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Re: Philippine Airlines SJU-SFO

Talk about bad timing, they went through Irma and then had to go through Maria in PR. I am assuming most of those Filipinos worked in thr cruising industry?

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