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by airzona11
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 69
Views: 6612

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

And so... passenger version alone cannot justify the launch of NMA, and now freighter version is needed to make the business case? Or as the headline says, "Expand the NMA business case." Boeing has 3 models currently produced that are very successful passenger and freight, why would they...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317096

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This is just getting ridiculous. Market share is not the holy grail of metrics. Especially not in a growing market. For Boeing and every other company, net income is the metric that shows health. By your logic you keep hammering, if Boeing cut their price 75%, increased production 2x, they would sk...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317096

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

What on earth are you talking about? The 737 competed with the DC-9 then the MD-80 and then also with the A320. In the 60's and 70's you could include turboprops as competition also. What is the big deal with variants? Who said that Boeing didn want to develop the MAX 7 and REALLY didn't want to de...

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21533

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Alll of this is true. But UA is going 2x daily on the route. This whole back and forth is around the concept of SQ easily walking over UA on this route... that is just not matching with reality. If UA had cut from daily to less than daily, maybe. But they double capacity. and it remains to be seen ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21533

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Now with SQ having announced its own 10x weekly LAX nonstop, and increase of SFO nonstop service to 10X weekly as well, I think we know why UA decided to drop LAX and double up at SFO to protect its hub. Unfortunately, I give SQ the far better chance on the routes with their product and beyond conn...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21533

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

UA is not a marginal player, has a big hub in SFO, and connections from the rest of its network. SQ might do better, maybe, but ‘far’ better is a stretch. Plus, what connections are they going after on the SIN end? ULH are targeted at the O/D. I think what he means is, UA has a marginal product com...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21533

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

UA is not a marginal player, has a big hub in SFO, and connections from the rest of its network. SQ might do better, maybe, but ‘far’ better is a stretch. Plus, what connections are they going after on the SIN end? ULH are targeted at the O/D. I think what he means is, UA has a marginal product com...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21533

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Now with SQ having announced its own 10x weekly LAX nonstop, and increase of SFO nonstop service to 10X weekly as well, I think we know why UA decided to drop LAX and double up at SFO to protect its hub. Unfortunately, I give SQ the far better chance on the routes with their product and beyond conn...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

If a flight is $100 on WN vs nearly all other airlines, what would make WN less valuable? Every ticket- no bag fee, no change fee, etc. That seems like value. First class, status, Y+, those are all FF or buy up options from economy. Well of course they are considering the racism in who can book tick...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

OA940 wrote:
Well of course they are considering the racism in who can book tickets on them...


This is dashing. What are you referring to?

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 662
Views: 75113

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

I'm surprised that this deal is happening at all. In the end, I think that Embraer got a relatively good deal considering that their E2 wasn't selling. If they had waited until after Farnborough, the deal wouldn't have been as sweet unless they had booked significant amounts of orders, which was un...

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing corporate liveries?
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: New Boeing corporate liveries?

Looks great on the 779, 7310, and 747-8 at in the posted picture.

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 662
Views: 75113

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

People can shout and blame a company filing complaints or a President, but fact of the matter is the commercial aviation market moved away from the smaller space and is all in in the +150 seat space. The market is driving reality there. Established airlines costs are going up and they need more peop...

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comparison of AA/DL/UA routes between the USA's Largest CSA markets
Replies: 31
Views: 4485

Re: Comparison of AA/DL/UA routes between the USA's Largest CSA markets

Great work! Thank you for sharing, very interesting!

The US3 are really big, crazy their scale.

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 662
Views: 75113

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

And: Source: Excerpt:https://airinsight.com/boeing-and-embraer-what-it-means/ " A Cultural and Organizational Mismatch? Boeing and Embraer tend to operate in different ways. At Boeing, engineering teams tend to be organized by program, with engineers focusing on one aircraft type. At Embraer, ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9106

Re: AA and the A321NEO

This is my thinking too, they are just domestic planes, a very efficient one at that. I expect to be flying on A321 NEOs from AUS-DFW like the A321 CEOs do now. Do not know why everyone thinks the NEO is some long legged aircraft. I would suspect they will try to keep them on longer routes to maxim...

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9115

Re: BA not resuming OAK

I am surprised this did not last. It is probably the case of having better use/better financial return elsewhere. The Bay Area is a large population, lots of money, but hopefully Norwegian can stick around and this isn't a more macro turn down for the long haul market.

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 6584

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

Awesome thread!

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45566

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

I am still surprised they want to do the 797 with ~230/~270 Passengers (I assume in a two class layout). That means 767-300 and 767-400 size. So there will be no direct replacement for the 757, capacity wise and the A321LR remains without any competition. The only way to compete is to make sure tha...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 61
Views: 9570

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

Skim the holiday traffic, warm weather and Lake Tahoe.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First look: United Premium Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4586

Re: First look: United Premium Plus

Looks good. Be interesting to see how UA prices it, still have a high J count and Y+.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3794

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

I think they should do it regardless. It would be a better way to hedge foreign exchange fluctuations/exposure. Airbus is way ahead of Boeing in this regard. I think it just makes good business sense to diversify production globally, particularly given how global Boeing's customer base is. How iron...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looking at 777F conversion program (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 4023

Re: Boeing looking at 777F conversion program (again)

Might be possible there are some engineering companies or projects that are kicking the tires and Boeing is doing this to create some fanfare/urgency. Shame to see any plane scrapped.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines Top 50 Longest Routes
Replies: 9
Views: 1877

Re: United Airlines Top 50 Longest Routes

Very cool list, thank you for putting this together and sharing!

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9106

Re: AA and the A321NEO

The NEOs are coming in as domestic planes. They will find their way on 757 routes over time (PHX-Hawaii, South America and then East Coast to Europe) but they are primarily domestic birds. This is my thinking too, they are just domestic planes, a very efficient one at that. I expect to be flying on...

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9106

Re: AA and the A321NEO

The NEOs are coming in as domestic planes. They will find their way on 757 routes over time (PHX-Hawaii, South America and then East Coast to Europe) but they are primarily domestic birds.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2451

Re: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?

Planes these days carry a lot of belly cargo. Running dedicated cargo planes is very expensive and airlines have their cost/revenue models optimized to run passengers.

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Boeing miss out? Success of Embraer E-175
Replies: 10
Views: 2546

Re: Did Boeing miss out? Success of Embraer E-175

Simple answer is no. Boeing's smallest plane is nearly 2x the size of the EMB. Boeing and Airbus are where the money is.

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8176

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

Airlines do and that is good business. The more competitive the flight, the better the product should be. The opposite is also true. Then there is also utilization, airlines fit in short flights between longhaul. Now if the airlines had the identical offering ala Ryanair/Southwest/any of the single ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK221 DXB-DFW diverts to MSP?
Replies: 11
Views: 3693

Re: EK221 DXB-DFW diverts to MSP?

Yet another slap in the face to DTW :hissyfit:

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 41994

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Agree with others above, this will be to maximize O/D, will be interesting to see where they choose. WN/AA/UA aren't going to just let them have the market share, so this will be fun to watch.

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 19556

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Great to see orders for both these planes. Still lots of MD11s/A300s to be retired and nothing in the pipeline from A or B to replace them. There are no direct replacements FOR them! The B777 isn't enough?? That is my point, there are a lot more 763/777 for FX to order if they are going to replace ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 6302

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

This is very cool add.

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX
Replies: 23
Views: 3567

Re: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX

If I am not mistaken, they are the only airline to order the 737-8MAX200 ? How uncomfortable must the 8-200 be if we are already complaining about the AA 737-8Maxs? Do you think Ryanair will go for the -9 or -10 eventually? Considering they must not be too much more expensive to operate? Comfort is...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 11999

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Replacement for GoJet's CR7s? They have 22, and they're some of the oldest CR7s. As far as I can see they're owned by DL too. Disappointing though that DL continues to buy CR9s when the far superior (for the passengers) E170 line is available. The new interiors look pretty good. Plus for many missi...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 19556

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

wedgetail737 wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
Great to see orders for both these planes. Still lots of MD11s/A300s to be retired and nothing in the pipeline from A or B to replace them.



Fedex still has MD-10's (DC-10's) to retire.


Still nothing better than seeing one of those!

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 9985

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

Post-merger cleanup

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA new seat maps
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

AA new seat maps

Has anyone seen any new seat maps for AA? Particularly interested in the A332/772/77W with the PE layouts.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25256

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

There is a massive supply( that becomes oversupply) of new planes coming into the market. Maybe he uses the position of cash to buy cheap assets in the next downturn. Might be a great way to get planes.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 19556

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Great to see orders for both these planes. Still lots of MD11s/A300s to be retired and nothing in the pipeline from A or B to replace them.

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 328
Views: 44993

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Fuel is going higher at the moment, this makes something like this less desirable. I would think if Airbus were to stretch the A321 that would be a more desirable play vs adding fuel tanks. What market would this A321 super long range be targeted at? With no cargo revenue and a long thin routes, hi...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 328
Views: 44993

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Fuel is going higher at the moment, this makes something like this less desirable. I would think if Airbus were to stretch the A321 that would be a more desirable play vs adding fuel tanks. What market would this A321 super long range be targeted at? With no cargo revenue and a long thin routes, hig...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 14737

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

chepos wrote:

On another note, while I would love to see PHX return to the LH network I believe it is more of a DE route. They (DE) have recently launched this route 2 times a week. Let’s see how they make out.


Would be great for DE to get traction and LH come in either seasonally or year round.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL
Replies: 25
Views: 5552

Re: GRound stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL

Redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5507

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

LAXdude1023 wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
What is the PDEW?


Roughly 60.


That is a long flight for 60 that can easily 1-stop connect.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14526

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Great use of aircraft and optimizing the JV.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5507

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

What is the PDEW?

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5916

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

Very cool. There is a lot of competition for the ultra-premium crowd in NYC, this seems like something that can get traction.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 14179

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Actually, KLM isn't completely wrong. In many situations where a routing over CVG makes much more sense, the connection via out of the way ATL appears in the first 5 or so results. DLs job is to maximize revenue with lowest costs, therefore if it made "much more sense" DL would be showing...

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9442

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thank you for this awesome thread. Always one of the best on Anet!

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