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by lavalampluva
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 62
Views: 4790

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

NYC doesn't need another airport, maybe a more efficient one would be better. IMO the airspace is so congested between NYC and PHL. Maybe they could close one or two of the NYC airports and run a high speed train to BDL and expand BDL to handle more and larger aircraft. Why all the way to Bradley w...

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by lavalampluva
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 62
Views: 4790

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

NYC doesn't need another airport, maybe a more efficient one would be better. IMO the airspace is so congested between NYC and PHL. Maybe they could close one or two of the NYC airports and run a high speed train to BDL and expand BDL to handle more and larger aircraft.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 261
Views: 13743

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Apr 20 MSP-ORD-DCA AA 738
Apr 24 DCA-CLT-MSP AA 319-321
Jun 2 MSP-LAX DL 757
Jun 9 SNA-MSP DL 319
Jul 11 MSP-KEF FI 757
Jul 13 KEF-ARN FI 757
Jul 24 ARN-AMS KL 738
Jul 26 AMS-MSP KL 332

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by lavalampluva
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: any chance of SY expanding in MIA or MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: any chance of SY expanding in MIA or MCO

I could see them turning MCO into a sort of mini hub with flights feeding in from northern cities. Not sure about MIA.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds BNA.
Replies: 26
Views: 2528

Re: SY adds BNA.

They are only operating between BNA-MSP twice a week. Shouldn't have issues with filling seats.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12014

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

We haven't hit Labor Day yet. Summer is still peaking.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1293
Views: 77800

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Uh, why wouldn’t DTW be considered a top choice? They’re targeting a Midwestern city, with 321LR service. DTW is in the Midwest, has comparatively high transatlantic fares and very little Atlantic LCC compeition, especially for its size. Why wouldn’t you consider EI service “a reality?” Bet you wou...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6782

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

It likely wasn’t an emotional support cat. Someone paid the fee to bring a pet on board. Alaska does accept people carrying their pet cat as long as it is under 20 pounds. If true, then it makes Alaska's decision even more outrageous. A freaking cat gets a priority over an UM passenger. Beyond absu...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6782

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

What happened to the day when you just boarded your flight, got from point a to point b? No one got sick. Now you can’t even have peanuts on the flight.

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by lavalampluva
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3275

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

For all we know this guy didn’t have a history of mental illness. Sometimes people just snap. Fortunately no one else died from this incident.

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by lavalampluva
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 21
Views: 1527

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

How would they manage the sonic boom issue? How intense would it be at 90k feet? I think there is a increased likelihood of seeing such a craft given the competitive dynamics that exist today married w the groundbreaking work being done in material science. Sonicbooms are why the Concorde had to fl...

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by lavalampluva
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 24
Views: 5342

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Seems like their aircraft spent a lot of time idle during the day. Parked aircraft don’t make :dollarsign:

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by lavalampluva
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10974

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

On a side note, I find it interesting that the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is a majority owner of of BRU.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?
Replies: 25
Views: 5126

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

A333MSPtoAMS wrote:
Have they announced a end to the fleet usage? I'm still seeing it on the CDG-MSP route for the spring of next year . . .

AF has been pretty much just operating F-GLZU on that run for a while.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

I find it interesting that an airline will destroy it's reputation just to save a few $$$. :boggled:

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by lavalampluva
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4742

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Not going to happen for quite some time, but the usual suspects...JFK, long shot IAD.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13506

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

**DL MSP-ICN APR 0>1.0[0] MAY 0>1.0[0] This will be a punch in the gut for an already weak MSP-HND. I'm sure a lot of people were interline connecting in HND as MSP's only Asia service. Interestingly, I priced May 10 to 17 on DL.com and HND is $2400 in coach. That's nuts. Makes me think they are su...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1293
Views: 77800

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Aer Lingus is apparently adding 3 North American cities, sounds like two are in the midwest. I would think DTW would be at the top of the list for this: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-to-add-two-new-north-american-destinations-1.3585382 Why would DTW be at the ...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1293
Views: 77800

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Aer Lingus is apparently adding 3 North American cities, sounds like two are in the midwest. I would think DTW would be at the top of the list for this: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-to-add-two-new-north-american-destinations-1.3585382 Why would DTW be at the ...

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by lavalampluva
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15780

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I remember when it used to be fun to fly. Now it’s becoming more of a pain in the a**. :banghead:

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by lavalampluva
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6133

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

MIflyer12 wrote:
lavalampluva wrote:
So the usual Canada/Sunbird routes.


Wasn't there just a lengthy thread of speculation how WS would be flying to DL hubs? Nada with this announcement.

Well..yes, but WS/DL was part of a JV. WO is doing this on their own.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6133

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

So the usual Canada/Sunbird routes.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16113

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Will these be used to replace the 88s? They're pushing 26 years old.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5777

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

DTW delegation in 3...2...1

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by lavalampluva
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13495

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Either JFK or FLL would be the most likely. But I think B6 will see how BOS works before adding any more.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13495

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Well, well. Finally this day has come. I'm interested to see what terminal they'll use in MSP. I'm hoping for Lindbergh. Hopefully JFK will come down the road too. What gates at T1? E is jam-packed. DL giving up a gate somewhere? Didn't T2 add some gates? They better do it soon. It is starting to g...

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by lavalampluva
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13495

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

The MSP-BOS corridor is getting pretty busy. It'll be interesting to see how DL, NK, and SY react. The prices B6 offer look pretty good.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12395

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

*FI MSP-KEF MAY 1.0>1.2

It appears they're dropping the one 767 and going with two 757. I don't think they're doing it to block WOW but trying to stop Delta.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58451

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

As if there aren't already enough flights between Hawaii and the west coast. lol

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by lavalampluva
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes
Replies: 34
Views: 5069

Re: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes

MSP-PVD was to start October 5 (according to the F9 website), but flights have yet to be loaded.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54994

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

There is an Icelandair 752 that has just departed AKL heading to Australia. While I'm not 100% sure I believe it is heading to HBA. Flight number is FI1404 https://www.flightradar24.com/ICE1404/f22c019 What is it doing in this part of the world? It's an Abercrombe & Kent charter. https://www.ab...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:04 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: 12174

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

Sounds like SXM might be down this year. STT might comeback soon. But I think SJU isn't going to be gone forever, but they'll have to build up their tourist base. People are just going to visit other destinations in the Caribbean.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 56
Views: 9816

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

If they start a route to the US of course the first would be JFK. That's always the norm when an European airline has ac with sufficient range. PRG-JFK 4X weekly PRG-DTW 3X weekly That way you have the entire USA covered with convenient 1-stop service from Prague no brainier if I am CSA Based on th...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 56
Views: 9816

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

If they start a route to the US of course the first would be JFK. That's always the norm when an European airline has ac with sufficient range.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29815

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

SteveXC500 wrote:
What are you using to compare AA to SY at MSP?


Probably because they handle roughly the same number of passengers. But IMO AA is losing it's market share ever so slightly.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29815

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

What would be the future of long hauls at MSP then? I don't think that new TATL flight are will be feasible due to the massiveness of Air France-KLM and the massive amount of connections and I'm not sure about demand for TPAC. I think FRA would work, but DL would have to dump an AMS flight to do it...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29815

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

lightningzap wrote:
What would be the future of long hauls at MSP then? I don't think that new TATL flight are will be feasible due to the massiveness of Air France-KLM and the massive amount of connections and I'm not sure about demand for TPAC.

I think FRA would work, but DL would have to dump an AMS flight to do it.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57148

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

This should be interesting. Has UA been dropping flights out of LAX for a while now?

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by lavalampluva
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9108

Re: Hef's plane

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It ended up being dismantled in Cadereyta, Queretaro, Mexico as XA-JEB

http://justplanehistory.blogspot.com/20 ... bunny.html

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by lavalampluva
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3546

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

I just find it amazing that they can be making money. Their a/c seem to spend a lot of time not flying.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off
Replies: 27
Views: 7494

Re: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off

My question is what does DL do with the fuel. Are they transporting it to JFK/ATL? Are they selling it to other users?

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by lavalampluva
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI 1404 KEF-HNL
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

FI 1404 KEF-HNL

In Flightaware there was a flight on Oct 1-2 with stops at MSP and LAX. Does anyone know anything about this? Charter? MX?

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by lavalampluva
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11590

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

I am guessing we will find out more in the next week or two about SJU, STT, and SXM.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11590

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

DL DTW-AMS MAR 4>3 As I suspected the additional DTW-CDG would cause a reduction in DTW-AMS DL MSP-AMS MAR 3>2 So you can't say that DL only hates DTW. ☺ The March 2018 reductions for MSP-AMS and DTW-AMS are W17 frequency reductions. It just means the S18 frequency increases do not commence early i...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11590

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

klm617 wrote:
DL DTW-AMS MAR 4>3


As I suspected the additional DTW-CDG would cause a reduction in DTW-AMS

DL MSP-AMS MAR 3>2

So you can't say that DL only hates DTW. ☺

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by lavalampluva
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 27126

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

They dropped SXM. I wonder if SJU and STT aren't far behind.

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by lavalampluva
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18514

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

It would be cheaper, particularly for any locale 100-150 miles from an airport to subsidize ground transportation. The locale ought to be required to provide some subsidy. It has been, and in my estimation should be, a responsibility for government to provide assistance in communication and transpo...

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by lavalampluva
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18514

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

It's getting more difficult for smaller prop airlines to get pilots. I wonder if that has something to do with it.

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