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by tlecam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 16122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Most airports would need pretty significant structural changes to support that.

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by tlecam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 107
Views: 8627

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

I think they’ve turned the corner and will shrink the gap. The full financial benefits of Kirby’s strategy to regain their “natural market share” have not been realized, as it’s still early days. However, the last set of financial results had a few leading indicators that show UA on the up swing. Th...

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by tlecam
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 16122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Ironic considering we're talking about Delta, but I think that JFK's T4 -- the DL terminal at that airport -- is the worst I've encountered. IIRC I took a bus from one end of the same terminal to the other to connect...I get that there are infrastructural limitations and other factors that I don't ...

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by tlecam
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 16122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

A few months ago, I would have said "no chance in hell", because there weren't enough connecting flights to augment the O&D (at least on single connections). Given the expansion coming in 2019, I think they're getting to a point with enough connecting traffic. With regards to airport o...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 674
Views: 84395

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Ed reiterated both in the December issue of Sky Magazine and I'm told at his leadership meeting in Atlanta last week that the formal route will be announced in 1Q and started in 2019. Thanks for sharing; good to hear. Although this is starting to feel like "Waiting for Godot." (For anyone...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12385

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Here's to hoping that this year they can rebuild their relationship with Boeing and hopefully order more of their aircraft, such as the 797 if it is to be launched There is no problem in the relationship that the right aircraft deal wouldn't solve. I'd be willing to bet a round of scotch for a tabl...

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12385

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Once the number of HND slots are determined, say its three...then they would most likely use LAX, DTW and SEA for them. MSP would be transferred to DTW. HNL-Japan is a well established network from the NW days, I don't see that ending or changing anytime soon. PDX being dropped? Maybe one day, but ...

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 674
Views: 84395

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

This is a legitimate route launch. That is a fact. How is that a fact? There has been no launch. There isn't even a route. Ed reiterated both in the December issue of Sky Magazine and I'm told at his leadership meeting in Atlanta last week that the formal route will be announced in 1Q and started i...

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22973

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

I just saw this on twitter (where else...) https://twitter.com/airchive/status/1085571094260707333 Faury on up gaging the A220 to A220-500 and leveraging tech for potential A320 successor: “As the A220 program evolves and becomes a commercial success you could expect Airbus to invest in it further a...

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add Comfort + to A350 and B777 retroactively
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Re: Delta to add Comfort + to A350 and B777 retroactively

I think that it will eventually be a bone they throw to skymiles FF - upgrade to COmfort + rather than the premium select.

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12385

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

I agree with a lot of the comments about TPAC. They're not firing on all cylinders (yet), and their lack of a strong Asian JV partner until recently with KE has limited them. I suspect that the KE JV will both increase seats and revenue, while also improving yield by taking advantage of the ICN hub ...

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12385

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

I'm curious what the decline in "other revenue" is from. It had a measurable impact on their unit revenue. 1% unit revenue growth was weaker than I was expecting. Delta is firing on all cylinders in all regions of the world. Wait until the DL/KE JV matures. A 0.2% unit revenue decline in ...

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 16122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I honestly don't know much about NK or F9 - I've never flow either. However, given the ULCC model and the timings, I'm not sure that DL or B6 really care that much about losing the traffic on NK? I suppose they'd fill some Basic Economy fare seats.

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by tlecam
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7619

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

TSA is mostly security theater. That's not a criticism of the employees as much as it's a criticism of the entire TSA program and the funding for it. If the USA, as a country, wants to be serious about this, it will need trained, careeer security professionals (e.g. federal LEOs or something similar...

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22973

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

Delta is aggressively plugging that aircraft gap between the ERJs and the 737/320 series. I think this is wise for their network. Will enable them to either offer lots of frequencies and/or flights from smaller hubs (of whatever BOS/RDU are). As an aside, I haven’t had coffee yet - did we already h...

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by tlecam
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22973

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

Delta is aggressively plugging that aircraft gap between the ERJs and the 737/320 series. I think this is wise for their network. Will enable them to either offer lots of frequencies and/or flights from smaller hubs (of whatever BOS/RDU are). As an aside, I haven’t had coffee yet - did we already ha...

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 16122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I rarely have to call, fortunately. If I do it’s because it’s a multi country trip. Usually our TA’s are pretty good, but every once in awhile (usually late at night or on the weekend) I get someone who apparently never took geography or logic. I do not care how much money it saves to have a 14 hour...

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 16122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting. We don’t have the ability to use anyone other than our approved travel agency. Having said that, I’ve never come across an itinerary that wasn’t available.

In recent times, the prices I’ve seen for LHR have been closer to 4K on our coroporate travel sites, both from BOS and JFK.

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by tlecam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3556

Re: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?

Is Delta constrained by slots at JFK?

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by tlecam
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 16122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes - 2019 makes it tough to tell because we know there are a lot of gate re-assignments and it’s hard to see how it all pans out in the interim.

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by tlecam
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 16122

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I would guess B- the only one I can think of with any potential gate space.

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by tlecam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 5891

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

JFK-CMN is between 6-7 hours, so 7 is probably a good number to use.

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by tlecam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3225

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

aemoreira1981 wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Which airlines operate out of the central terminal building at LGA?


Everyone other than DL, WS (uses a DL gate), B6, some AA, and possibly someone else.


I think AA is all in the Central Terminal now. They’re out of C as of last year.

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by tlecam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG
Replies: 50
Views: 8445

Re: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG

Huge bummer but not too surprising FI couldn't compete with WW’s fares at BWI. We never needed up to three flights a night to Iceland. FI was also competing against itself with IAD service. DL is already adding service for the March start up on CLE-BOS. UA really dropped the ball there, IMHO. I’m s...

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by tlecam
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13152

Re: HERB R.I.P.

Just saw Jon Ostrower tweet this. What a mark he made on the aviation industry. A titan.

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by tlecam
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Transpacific... essentially flat but we should see that tick up when KE starts.

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The 764 has been here in the past on the London and AMS routes at various points

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by tlecam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It will be interesting to see how the long term strategies play out for different carriers, both in BOS and systemwide. UA and AA are pursuing similar strategies ex-Boston - lots of flights to their hubs. AA in particular flies a lot of large narrow bodies to their hubs, frequently. I was looking ea...

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by tlecam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12865

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

I wonder what markets they would exit if they did get rid of them all?

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by tlecam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Was flipping through the DL Investor Day presentation. Slides 15 and 16 are interesting...slide 15 talks about Delta's core "Interior" hubs - ATL, DTW, MSP and SLC. Slide 16 talks about their coastal hubs (NYC, LAX, SEA, BOS) providing additional margin opportunities. Says NYC is a proven...

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by tlecam
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Was flipping through the DL Investor Day presentation. Slides 15 and 16 are interesting...slide 15 talks about Delta's core "Interior" hubs - ATL, DTW, MSP and SLC. Slide 16 talks about their coastal hubs (NYC, LAX, SEA, BOS) providing additional margin opportunities. Says NYC is a proven ...

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Ok your very sure about many things, but doesn’t back up reality of what’s been held. As far as United “doesn’t need or want a hub at Jfk “ start here https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/05/31/united-wants-to-return-to-new-york-jfk-and-doesnt-know-how-to-do-it/ Wanting to re-establish fli...

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I can’t remember the last time I flew on a DL flight ex-BOS without IFE. Pretty much everything except the RJs and the 717/MD88/90 have seatback and they all seem to have the Wifi media and entertainment for laptop / tablets

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Yeah. Same characters. Same questions. And, of course, will end up with the same results. AS and B6 are great airlines, but they are ultimately niche players. Boston is a growing, global market and a winner in the 21st Century economy. The only thing about the past that is even relevant in this dis...

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Read the press release - it says all we need to know - "These new routes, ... means that beginning next fall Delta will offer service to the five top business markets requested by our corporate customers." This expansion is to win more corporate contracts in the Boston area (or satisfy th...

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

They’re on BOS-BUF already. AA is still on BOS-SYr...one of their few remaining local northeast flights. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Delta pick that up if/when AA bails.

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

They’re on BOS-BUF already. AA is still on BOS-SYr...one of their few remaining local northeast flights. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Delta pick that up if/when AA bails.

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 157151

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

DL LGA-ORD regularly uses 175s - in fact I was on one last Wednesday I bet you any money the A220 will end up on this route eventually. Given my (very anecdotal) observations of loads, they can probably up-gauge. Flights are very full, and I travel on various days - not just Monday morning / Thursd...

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 157151

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

DL LGA-ORD regularly uses 175s - in fact I was on one last Wednesday

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Yes, to further AirBazaar’s comments, Aircraft movements are quite a bit below historical highs. Passenger volume is up, but not aircraft movements.

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

DL has tried -and failed- at most of these markets before with other regional DL Connection carriers. What will make them a success this time? YOu're right that Delta has been in and out of Logan multiple times in the past, but the most recent attempt was a decade ago and in a very different market...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

IMO, Newark is primarily targeting BOS based corporate flyers. There is quite a bit of non-NYC business demand between NJ and Boston - Verizon for example, as well as Pharma and other tech companies.

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19124

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

To appeal/attract to travelers loyal to SkyMiles and/or appeal/attract corporate contracts. DL is undoubtedly targeting BOS POS travelers who now fly UA out of convience. (Among many examples I could cite), same reason AA operates LAX-ATL twice daily. In the grand scheme of things, four flights wil...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Even with the additional gates from WN, the evening rush is going to be very interesting with all of these business routes along with the international flights. They’ll have some time to figure things out given the September dates and the draw down of the summer season, but Summer 2020 will be inter...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Also, with those adds, they’re at 152 peak day departures.

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226502

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

From the press release, "These new routes, along with our existing flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles, means that beginning next fall Delta will offer service to the five top business markets requested by our corporate customers." That’s who they’re targeting. The corporate contract ...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE
Replies: 56
Views: 9023

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE

What???
DL BOS-DCA SEP 0>4[0]
DL BOS-EWR SEP 0>3[0]
DL BOS-ORD SEP 0>3[0]

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