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by SuseJ772
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dancing with an A380 - Emirates welcomes new fleet addition from the US
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Re: Dancing with an A380 - Emirates welcomes new fleet addition from the US

That’s smart of Emirates. While of course flying a piston I am sure is nothing like flying a jet, I have to believe the avionics, autopilot, throttles and side stick are as close to an Airbus as you are going to get in a Piston. I know I love flying it.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dancing with an A380 - Emirates welcomes new fleet addition from the US
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Re: Dancing with an A380 - Emirates welcomes new fleet addition from the US

US-built, but Chinese owned. :)
I love the Cirrus. I hope to purchase one one day. This video was a fun video.

What does Emirates plan on using it for? Training? Private flights?

Also, the tinting on the windows is legit. Never seen GA with that dark of windows.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 351
Views: 30586

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

If LH goes mainline will this create a better connection setup for TPA? It seemed like with nonstop to FRA, TPA should essentially be one stop to the entire world. But whenever I try to use TPA-FRA-somewhere it seems not doable.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........
Replies: 16
Views: 3724

Re: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........

According to TPA facebook page the aurora borealis plane will land here. I'm pretty stoked. I wish I knew how to post a link to there FB page. I am not offended by your grammar. Why people nit pick on that stuff I will never understand. However, your signature is slightly off: the first commercial ...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 68720

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

More pictures and videos: https://instagram.com/p/BXcXlxWg3Me/ https://instagram.com/p/BXcWeh9DGTb/ https://instagram.com/p/BXcSLi-lzsN/ https://instagram.com/p/BXcQLVhjmNr/ https://twitter.com/TheAviationBeat/status/894095971352707073 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454826958107758/permalink/1951...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 68720

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

More pictures and videos: https://instagram.com/p/BXcXlxWg3Me/ https://instagram.com/p/BXcWeh9DGTb/ https://instagram.com/p/BXcSLi-lzsN/ https://instagram.com/p/BXcQLVhjmNr/ https://twitter.com/TheAviationBeat/status/894095971352707073 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454826958107758/permalink/1951...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12215

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

I flew TPA-LGW - admittedly not a lucrative route - in coach but I think it was the worst coach product I have flown on. I much prefer LH, KL, DL, UA, AA and AF (admittedly AF was Y+ so might not be valid) internationally than BA.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87994

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Absolutely revolting. Shame on United and Delta. No, just shame on United. Delta parked their N661US open for people to see, United has no such thing. Delta has announced a retirement flight between LAX and DTW a rather affordable route as far as what 747s normally fly, AFAIK, UA hasn't announced s...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Temperature On Large Aircraft Who Controls?
Replies: 25
Views: 14135

Re: Cabin Temperature On Large Aircraft Who Controls?

This 12 year old thread makes me miss Philsquare, Slamclick and Hawk. Back when this site was great. For a second I thought they were all back, but then realized it was a zombie thread.

Luckily Starlionblue is still here. One of the last greats still around.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 26 Airlines Fail to Complete NCAA Certification Process in Nigeria
Replies: 12
Views: 2743

Re: 26 Airlines Fail to Complete NCAA Certification Process in Nigeria

32andBelow wrote:
Damn they might have to fly for an NAIA school if that's the case.
You sir, win the internet tonight.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 105
Views: 26049

Re: Paul Allen rolls out largest plane ever built.

I don't get the purpose of two cockpits.

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities
Replies: 41
Views: 4799

Re: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities

Yeah but fans don't fly charter.

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by SuseJ772
Tue May 23, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 52
Views: 6808

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

Boarded a LH 747 via handstand in TLV. That was amazing. I was a bit rushed and couldn't appreciate it fully because if a security incident. But still the greatest boarding I have ever had. I have also done hardstands on DL 764 in CDG, AA 738 in BZE (rear stairs), a A320 in Cairns, Australia (rear s...

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4419

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Self driving cars will ruin destinations less than 12 hours drive time as people will be able to sleep overnight while the car drives. Cars will also have seats that look more like first class with full recline. Thus this will eliminate a lot of short hop flying and proportionally most will be over ...

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015

I wonder if Alaska pays better and therefor gets the more senior employees. Not sure if that is how it works in that industry or not.

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 166
Views: 30621

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

I love Delta. And the A321 is a beautiful aircraft. But I HATE de/boarding it. Even worse than the 739. It still boggles my mind why they didn't engineer it to do middle door boarding.

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by SuseJ772
Sun May 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.
Replies: 21
Views: 5043

Re: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.

Before I had a PPL, my instructor and I were flying two people back from ILG in a Cirrus SR22 in IMC. I might have had 30 hours at this point. At one point I was the only one awake for about 45 minutes. Still one of the best flights I have ever completed, but this was far more dangerous than what PI...

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by SuseJ772
Sun May 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VIDEO: C17 descends 20,000ft in less than 1min
Replies: 14
Views: 5295

Re: VIDEO: C17 descends 20,000ft in less than 1min

Impressive. I can't even imagine how that would feel

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by SuseJ772
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 48
Views: 6809

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

Nothing like AirBNB or Uber will upset airline travel. What WILL upset airline travel are self driving cars. If you could leave work on Friday and have your car drive you for 14 hours while you sleep, that opens up a lot of travel opportunities that are way cheaper and more convienent. It won't put ...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17917

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

Agree. The go around isn't really scary. But what I am curious about is that I don't believe SXM has an ILS and this seems pretty low visibility for Visual Approach. What makes you think there isn't another published instrument approach procedure just because there isn't an ILS? Instead of being co...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17917

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

Agree. The go around isn't really scary. But what I am curious about is that I don't believe SXM has an ILS and this seems pretty low visibility for Visual Approach.

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by SuseJ772
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 22621

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

Why the one off you ATL. That seems weird.

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by SuseJ772
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds
Replies: 14
Views: 3868

Re: Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds

"Outside their natural habitat" - hilarious commentary. Love it.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds
Replies: 14
Views: 3868

Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds

Two fire units from ATL Airport responded to a very bad freeway fire that collapsed an overpass about 15 miles north of ATL. I would think that would reduce capacity of ATL - or maybe even close it. How many of these huge "Fire Engines" do they have and what is the minimum number needed? I...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA first officer dies on final approach
Replies: 13
Views: 7458

Re: AA first officer dies on final approach

I saw that too. Very sad. An FO would be reasonably young I would imagine.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 32711

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

The conclusion of this to me are: 1) Nosey people shouldn't post on Twitter 2) United has the right to enforce any policy they want on non-rev 3) United also should find a new Social Media team 4) Delta's Social Media team is hilarious I tip my hat as they win the internet today. https://twitter.com...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 16036

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

I was amazed before they couldn't the plane stopped or airborne with a 50kt headwind. Now with this detail, the headwind probably saved everyone's lives. 177KIAS with no head wind is 177 ground. 177KIAS with 50 kts headwind is 127 ground. I can imagine what an extra 10 kts in this situation would ha...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9575

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

Tampa definitely improving. LGA. More Denver and BWI.

Hoping the Denver options carry through November to drive up non-stop capacity a bit as the current UA non-stop for Thanksgiving is $777 per ticket for a family of four: a bit pricey.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 16036

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

That's pretty bad. 35G50 almost on the nose and you still couldn't stop. There ground speed would have been almost 25% slower than "normal" and they still couldn't stop. Short of brake/hydraulic failure I wonder what could have caused this. Even brake or hydraulic it makes you question why...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 14751

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

An an unrelated but related note: why does WN only do 6 months at a time where as everyone else basically does a year.

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by SuseJ772
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA E-Jet Carryon Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: UA E-Jet Carryon Policy

I am more of a Delta flyer usually, but I will say that United as a whole I feel has the worst carry on bag policy of all the majors and is why I avoid them like the plague now. I was the weird minority that was all in favor of checked bag fees, so I am hardly a "everything for the passenger wh...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Corporate Jets Get Priority At Large Airports?
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Do Corporate Jets Get Priority At Large Airports?

Ps the only time I have seen a private jet taxi down a runaway to bypass the line was the Secretary of the Navy passing a very long line of other private jets at Oxford, MS airport after an Alabama / Ole Miss game. So while it could have looked like a private jet, it might actually have been a gover...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Corporate Jets Get Priority At Large Airports?
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Do Corporate Jets Get Priority At Large Airports?

Or wake turbulence avoidance. I believe I have seen RJs go in front of us at larger airports (like ATL) that have multiple holding lanes on the taxiway. I always assumed it had to do with wake turbulence avoidance.

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by SuseJ772
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 101
Views: 54812

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

I for one thought the old airliners.net model of free for anyone to read but to post required a premium membership was perfect model. One no other site I knew of. I was a reader for years through out college before I finally paid for the subscription. Anyone who had a job it was priced incredibly re...

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by SuseJ772
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop affecting all Domestic UA flights
Replies: 40
Views: 8519

Re: Ground stop affecting all Domestic UA flights

Wow. That is slow.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH's FRA-TPA "one of LH's most profitable routes in N.A"
Replies: 37
Views: 12310

Re: LH's FRA-TPA "one of LH's most profitable routes in N.A"

I am glad to hear this. I heard on the radio LH advertising - which really sounded like an add buy by TPA and not LH because the quality wasn't very good - and my first thought was crap, LH must be struggling at TPA. I haven't flown it yet. We were going to take it this Jan, but decided on Vermont i...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequent flyer points put at risk by website flaws.
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Frequent flyer points put at risk by website flaws.

United1 - the last name method of Delta / AA is by far more preferred than the having to know the FF number of United. I have used two step authentication on Gmail (Google Apps) for 2 years and I find that even easier. Banks only use two form authentication from a non-known device. Once the device i...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequent flyer points put at risk by website flaws.
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Frequent flyer points put at risk by website flaws.

Yes and United's move is incredibly annoying and unnecessary. Banks and email accounts (Gmail) use username and password login and they are secure and I have a LOT more concern about my bank account and email than my frequent flyer account. United's move reaks of IT panic over nothing. Doing the eas...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What do you tell passengers, before a rough ride ahead?
Replies: 29
Views: 3571

Re: What do you tell passengers, before a rough ride ahead?

I miss Slam. Wonder what he's up to.

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by SuseJ772
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study
Replies: 39
Views: 5003

Re: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study

I agree about the food at TPA but they are working on improving that. I am surprised about the satellite terminals comment though. I have flown out of TPA at least 40 times in the last three years and never waited in a TSA line more than 5 minutes in all terminals but the one serving WN. Even this m...

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by SuseJ772
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study
Replies: 39
Views: 5003

Re: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study

I agree about TPA. It has been an amazing airport to fly out of. I have flown all but 5 of the large and I think TPA is the best (and no it wasn't originally my home airport). I think what hurts TPA is restaraunts. Especially in Delta terminal. But once they get the remod done, that should improve. ...

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by SuseJ772
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Frontier, Pinnacle CEO Menke Named Sabre CEO
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Former Frontier, Pinnacle CEO Menke Named Sabre CEO

Does that mean the EVP position is open. I would gladly submit a resume ;)

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by SuseJ772
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities
Replies: 140
Views: 22996

Re: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities

Come on DEN-FWA

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by SuseJ772
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR
Replies: 26
Views: 4189

Re: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR

I used it at ATL a month back. I was a bit confused with the process but I think once they become the norm they will be great.

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by SuseJ772
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing outlines 737 finishing center plans in China
Replies: 20
Views: 2929

Re: Boeing outlines 737 finishing center plans in China

Yeah. Tell that to Schwinn

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox

Y'all were right about that. Nice new interior but no IFE. SeatGuru wrong again.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox

Are you sure? There are only two rows of First Class and Coach starts in row 8 and according to SeatGuru that is the version of A319 that has Live TV. I am not saying SeatGuru can't be wrong, but that is where the confidence came. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ameri ... s_A319.php Never use sea...

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox

https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ameri ... s_A319.php
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Are you sure? There are only two rows of First Class and Coach starts in row 8 and according to SeatGuru that is the version of A319 that has Live TV. I am not saying SeatGuru can't be wrong, but that is where the confidence came.

https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ameri ... s_A319.php

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox

Flying AA from CLT to CLE tomorrow to catch game 2 of what will hopefully be the Cubs second win. However, my flight into CLE on Tuesday is when Game 1 is going on. I am confident I am on a A319 that has live TV. But I can't tell if it has Fox as an option. Does anyone know?

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