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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 40
Views: 15494

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

coronado wrote:
That means about $215mm in total for one A339 PLUS one A359.

DL is getting a free plane with every Airbus purchase, meanwhile they don't even offer buy 1 get 1 free sales on Snickers bars at my grocery store. If only Walmart offered discounts as good as those you get why you buy an A350...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 97
Views: 22737

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

The most obvious solution is to have some US airline fly to the ME. It's definitely not going to be AA or DL. UA maybe? Honestly, it depends how significant the taxes are. Maybe pax will get used to it, like at LHR, but UK surcharges aren't designed to punish competitors while this is. If DL really ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China suspends FNJ
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Air China suspends FNJ

https://twitter.com/ChinaAvReview/statu ... 9373168640
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Remains to be seen what the effects of this will be. Figured it would be a matter of time, but it happened a lot sooner than I would've guessed.

https://twitter.com/ChinaAvReview/statu ... 9373168640

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 16543

Re: Air France's A340s, a disaster waiting to happen

Air France's A340's aren't an accident waiting to happen, they're an accident that HAS happened.- AF358

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: ORD-TLV soon!
Replies: 35
Views: 7195

Re: Rumor: ORD-TLV soon!

CHI2DFW wrote:
Also, the city is working on ADD, AKL, ATH, BOG, CAI, CGN, DKR, DME, EZE, GIG, GYE, LIM, LIS, MXP, NBO, SCL, SYD, and UIO.


One of these is different from the others.

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH the next major hub for East Asian carriers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2932

Re: IAH the next major hub for East Asian carriers?

JAL would be another notable exception, but NH is there already so I digress.

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Top 10 topics on airliners.net
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: Top 10 topics on airliners.net

bfitzflyer wrote:

1) Detroit


I swear to God that I knew Detroit was going to be number 1 on this list

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 39688

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

But as noted above, people are paying a premium to fly without the tech stop or any stop. They aren't being forced to endure. They are paying more to get there faster. I think that perhaps, that's key to understanding/contemplating/conceptualizing what QF is attempting to achieve here. I mean, I wo...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88366

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

KVH68 wrote:
N181UA is currently at SFO. It is scheduled to have an A-check done there.


N181UA is operating PVG-SFO, N127UA is operating PEK-SFO. I thought one or both were scheduled for retirement. Is United pushing back retirement?

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7105

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

UA is printing money on the SIN flights. It caused Singapore Air to move up their service from 2018. c. If UA is printing money on SIN flights, I am shocked that DL, or even AA, have not announced LAX-SIN non stop flights. I don't believe there are any restrictions in SIN like there are in China. P...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid

No surprise when you consider that the E Series and C Series eat the exact same lunch.

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Norwegian fly to Canada?
Replies: 34
Views: 7903

Re: Why doesn't Norwegian fly to Canada?

ahj2000 wrote:
I could see them in Montréal but not Toronto. Toronto is cramped, competitive, and expensive.


Exactly the kind of market Norwegian likes to disrupt. The writing is on the wall!

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88366

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

By the looks of things United Airlines B747-400 N127UA which was scheduled to be withdrawn from service by 15 Aug 2017 is still flying past its withdrawal date could it be an aircraft swap over? If this is the case United Airlines 747 N181UA has been inactive on FR24 for a while now it flew last in...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier
Replies: 29
Views: 1907

Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier

i.e.

BA-PHX
LH-CLT
KL-SLC

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5433

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

I also caught the attention of a TSA officer airside recently for what must have been an incredibly dubious reason, because when I asked what the problem was, I did not get an answer. He went through my phone and surprise, surprise, he found nothing. Luckily, he left me alone after that, but it defi...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF7 A380 SYD-DFW Diverts to PHX
Replies: 15
Views: 5180

Re: QF7 A380 SYD-DFW Diverts to PHX

Pics or it didn't happen :D

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 5355

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

AAB. Nuff said.

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Flight 255 Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

Re: Northwest Flight 255 Crash

Then there was the local news reporter that raced up to a man headed down the concourse. The reporter asked who he was there to meet and where they were coming from. "My wife" he said, "from Detroit". The reporter sickeningly stated as he shoved the camera in his face "your...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.
Replies: 32
Views: 6683

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

I have also heard from people who work the EK flight @ IAH that it will be upgauged to an A388.

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian video justifies shooting QR aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Saudi Arabian video justifies shooting QR aircraft

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi ... -392542993
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Reprehensible and horrific that they would even think about this. There needs to be some serious consequences for this.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi ... -392542993

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 6660

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

Is it possible that QR moves to FLL to retain a strong position in South Florida by partnering with B6 after AA dropped the codeshare weakening MIA?

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88366

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

The website above shows the last date as 11/20/17. Wasn't the last published date in October? Did UA push back retirement by a month, and if so, how did the source find out? Is there any chance they push it back into December? Also, what is the difference between the last flight of an airframe and r...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 335
Views: 31448

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Is it/would it be possible for BA to deploy the 380 to LGW or are they only based out of LHR? If they do it, it is LHR no question. But if I was BA, I would just cut LGW altogether and merge the two into one; O/D to/from London doesn't care if its LGW or LHR, so why not kill two birds with one stone?

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is VCV publicly accessible?
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Is VCV publicly accessible?

It's always been on my bucket list to wander around and look at vintage (retired) aircraft that were parked in the desert. Everyone knows VCV is the place to do it. Is it possible to just drive up and look around by yourself or do you have to make some sort of arrangement? If you can look around you...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8487

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

The ME3 are a sham. Government funded so profit isn't main goal setter. Seems to me their main goal is to just screw the US3 into pulling out of some European stops and India all together. Yes - in the same line of thinking that climate change is a Chinese invention to cripple the US manufacturing....

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 14829

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

So has anybody tried out this bus? Do they allow transfers for T5 lounges?

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 6272

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

T5 isn't that bad. The only problem is the train ride to the main terminal and security for international arrivals. For international departures, there is a bus from T3 to T5 for BA departures. There is a new bus from G17 and the K20 at Term 3 to Term 5 from 10:30 to 8 pm daily. It is for all airli...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 12437

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

There will be more 744 flights Are you referring to UA, and if so, how long? Yes. There will be a few more 744 flights at ORD before the desert. Just be prepared for short notice, or able to plan for the final route (rumored ORD-SFO). Also, there may be a couple of more ORD announcements for S18. N...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 12437

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

globalcabotage wrote:
There will be more 744 flights


Are you referring to UA, and if so, how long?

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 16797

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

AA's strategy at JFK has always puzzled me. Despite having one of the strongest O/D bases in the country, it has essentially ceded the market to Delta and JetBlue and has not taken advantage of premium domestic traffic nor expansive Int'l connections opportunities in any particularly meaningful way,...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 12437

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

So now, BA is the exclusive operator of the A380 in two cities: Chicago and Boston. Looking forward to seeing the A380 at ORD!

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 12437

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

globalcabotage wrote:
There will be more 744 flights


Can you elaborate on this?

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 365
Views: 32238

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

I'll pick option D, AS and SJC. They seem to be in growth mode right now and I wouldn't be surprised to see TPA-SJC pop up. That said, MCO has SEA, SAN, and PDX... Either of the latter two could come up first. As far as who's first, it's anybody's guess. Delta to SEA is a matter of time. But let's b...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 6969

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

it is not only a Delta hub but a Skyteam hub as well. What SkyTeam flights are that other then from DL and 1 from AM? If those are the only ones I wouldn't call it a SkyTeam hub... Several flights from VS, more than any other airport including ATL. Technically not Skyteam, but under the TATL JV, it...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 6969

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

MCO is definitely a focus city, with AMS and GRU, it is actually more of a mini hub rather than a focus city. I believe that outside of PDX, MCO is the only city with two long-hauls. If they add LHR, it will be the only one with three. I think the only reason MCO is not officially a hub is that its ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 68784

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 KTPAFlyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-ICN operated by A359 effective 24MAR18
Replies: 3
Views: 759

ATL-ICN operated by A359 effective 24MAR18

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-20170805
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So ATL will be a base for the A350 after all...

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-20170805

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 68784

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/19510...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 68784

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheAviationB ... 4308584449
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FIRST PICTURES!!!!

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheAviationB ... 4308584449

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 68784

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheAviationB ... 54/video/1
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FIRST VIDEO!!!!

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheAviationB ... 54/video/1

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 68784

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

It's on short final! Welcome to ATL!

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Carriers' Seasonal Orlando Rush
Replies: 38
Views: 5290

Re: UK Carriers' Seasonal Orlando Rush

1. Why aren't there any flights from LHR? Are these flights solely reliant on UK-Orlando O&D traffic? 2. Why doesn't BA, at least seasonally, use larger equipment? If not 744, why not 77W? VS has got them beat here. 1. I wonder the same thing. FLL/MIA and OAK/SFO are two other prominent markets...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 12633

Re: Rumor: DL to start MCO-AMS and possibly other future routes

Its loaded on DL's website, we can change it from rumor to confirmed!

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin will start a cooperation with JetBlue
Replies: 27
Views: 3703

Re: airberlin will start a cooperation with JetBlue

MIA has a very strong brand recognition in Germany, much stronger than MCO or FLL. ??? I should not have used the airport codes when talking about the cities but isn't that what us A.netters all too often do :D Tell me about it! Even my non-avgeek friends have learned to identify a city by its code...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin will start a cooperation with JetBlue
Replies: 27
Views: 3703

Re: airberlin will start a cooperation with JetBlue

LGAviation wrote:
MIA has a very strong brand recognition in Germany, much stronger than MCO or FLL.


???

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Carriers' Seasonal Orlando Rush
Replies: 38
Views: 5290

Re: UK Carriers' Seasonal Orlando Rush

1. Why aren't there any flights from LHR? Are these flights solely reliant on UK-Orlando O&D traffic? 2. Why doesn't BA, at least seasonally, use larger equipment? If not 744, why not 77W? VS has got them beat here. 1. I wonder the same thing. FLL/MIA and OAK/SFO are two other prominent markets...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 365
Views: 32238

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

On a side note anyone remember 10 or so years ago the plan to build a fourth runway on the westside wetlands of the airport 17-35 I suppose that's been off for awhile. Why not extend runway 1R/19L for once Yep, I remember...stupid idea. Then again...I can remember this place in the mid/late 70s. I ...

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