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by Bricktop
Tue May 22, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1691

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

What I didn't know is how low to the ground it can get.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 22
Views: 3208

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

This was the one replacing the third daily A380 to JFK. If so it appears they have a small capacity reduction to the New York area. I think it's replacing the fourth, EK207. EK still has 3x as EK201/3/5, all A388s. EK205 stops at MXP, so that's not a non-stop. Still pretty damn good capacity betwee...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 22, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 22
Views: 3208

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

Jayafe wrote:
Delta crying to the press in 3, 2, 1....

Why? Who else flies non-stop from EWR to DXB? I think Delta LH only flies to AMS and CDG from Newark.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 22, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 22
Views: 3208

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

johhn14 wrote:
Yes. It basically takes a JFK frequency as 1 daily flight was nixed from there.

So dropping an A380 to JFK in favor of a 777 to EWR. Probably a good idea to better match supply to demand.
A non-stop to DXB from this side of the Hudson is far more attractive than using ATH, at least to me.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 22, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 69
Views: 10689

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Jayafe wrote:
Wise move. The sooner they get rid of 787s and MAXs, as stated by many above, the better.

Dump brand new planes? As if that's going to happen. :lol: :roll:

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by Bricktop
Tue May 22, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 133
Views: 24459

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

How things have changed at A.net. 10 years ago u mention anything bad about EK, you would get a warning from the Mods. Now you can pee on EK/EM3/Airbus/Europe and the crowd will clap. People.... Why so overtly defensive? As if there is no peeing to use your expression on DL/US3/Boeing/USA here? Puh...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 22, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 22
Views: 3208

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

Interesting. Not much lead time.

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by Bricktop
Mon May 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 9710

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

sgbroimp wrote:
ARN - Pretty much the end of the line, literally and figuratively.

A lot of flights from the US to Europe have cheap routes on SAS through ARN.

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by Bricktop
Mon May 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330 domestic routes
Replies: 33
Views: 5628

Re: American A330 domestic routes

Kno wrote:
Still mad I missed last winter when they ran them on BOS-PHL. Would have been nice to take a short hop to grab a cheese stake.

Most Philly people will tell you that an Italian roast pork with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe is way better than any cheesesteak. Just sayin'.

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by Bricktop
Sat May 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Backlogs are great when they turn into deliveries.

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by Bricktop
Fri May 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Indeed, they most probably aren't. No doubt a qoute on request, but not in their sales budget. Boeing orientated press will translate it into a victory non the less, because a target groups appreciates. And no, this isn't the same in the European press. It's Funny. Logic fail. Reuters is based in L...

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by Bricktop
Fri May 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3467

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

A330neo is a no-brainer for AR. A350 is too much plane and pesos.

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by Bricktop
Fri May 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 134
Views: 6368

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Without doubt, BOAC. It always made people look up as it flew overhead as it matched the lines of the planes so perfectly - especially on the VC10. Classy and stylish, close to perfect, although I like it better on the 707. Practically any of the 70's and 80's liveries with cheatlines are better th...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28357

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

UA is not going to order Airbus, even if they were free. UA has already announced they want to be the launch customer for the 797 and Boeing will cut them a deal to take both which means Airbus has no shot at this regardless of what they do. Reminds me of a couple of years ago when Airbus offered U...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 51
Views: 12082

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

Hopefully it will be more "major" than the Spirit snoozapalooza last week.

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by Bricktop
Wed May 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4376

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

klakzky123 wrote:
What will be interesting is how this will all work after Brexit. Ideally they'll just keep the European ownership rules in place because BA is in a similar situation but the lack of uncertainty has to be frustrating.

There's no lack of uncertainty. ;-)

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by Bricktop
Tue May 15, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18533

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Indeed Boeing has a majority of all civil aircraft in service. They probably have an average 65% marketshare. Over the last 40 years. https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/05/airbus-boeing-graphic-690x519.png Interesting, but maybe you should say it's the last f...

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by Bricktop
Fri May 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15636

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

WiFi? AYFKM??

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by Bricktop
Fri May 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21790

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

I’m beginning to think that there are a few Russian troll bot posters here who say a lot of stupid things to stir the pot. Maybe the politics ban is in need of stronger enforcement.

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by Bricktop
Thu May 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in talks for widebodies with Flynas
Replies: 13
Views: 4633

Re: BOEING in talks for widebodies with British Airways,United and Flynas

A bit of a warmed-over compilation. But yes, Farnborough will be interesting either way.

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by Bricktop
Wed May 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22254

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

So a US technicality destroys effort to reabilitate a once great country? What does Trump's approval rating realy have to do with a foreign matter? And what does the average american (or european ...) understand about Iran? Trump may be popular in USA, but he is also antagonising the rest of the wo...

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by Bricktop
Wed May 09, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 59293

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Nice looking plane. The more I see of the raccoon/bandit mask, the more I like it.

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by Bricktop
Wed May 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22254

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Actually, thanks to the mods for keeping the thread open. For the most part, it's quite respectful. While aviation comes into it tangentially, it is interesting to see the attitudes of others and to see in many cases how ill-informed they are about the US and how it works. Enlightening them likely w...

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by Bricktop
Wed May 09, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22254

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Curious that people attack the US as so greedy, and yet they throw away $12 billion of sales for a major company like Boeing. :scratchchin: Do you think that even entered his tiny peanut sized brain. He doesn't want to be a lame duck, one term President and if that is the price that others need to ...

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by Bricktop
Wed May 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22254

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

planes falling out of the sky, I certainly hope not. I hope you agree. You know that in time old planes will run out of cycles, run out of parts and crash. You wish to present it as not being likely as the implications of his actions don't reflect well on him. They are the actions of a psychopath. ...

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by Bricktop
Wed May 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22254

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

It's a hella long tantrum too, because Trump said in his Presidential campaign that he was going to do it. Kept a campaign promise. Presidential Candidate making right noises for his targeted support groups. I'll say this much for him; when he has been bought, he stays bought. Keeping this on the s...

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by Bricktop
Wed May 09, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22254

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Why do people think that EU would risk trade with the US over Iran? Airbus wouldn't sacrifice Delta and Frontier for Iranair. The same can be said for Boeing. What about to make a point? "You can't run away a signed deal for no reason and then tell us with who we can o cant do business for no ...

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by Bricktop
Wed May 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22254

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

As Volkswagen learned, you do not want to piss off the US government. It's not just a question of pissing off the US government. It's about not engaging in fraud to circumvent the law. Everyone, whatever their political viewpoint, should support that concept. Oddly, we still have people here who co...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27793

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I reckon they will cancel the 787 order outright and sell all the 787s that they already have. At the same time, they will increase the A350 order, order a dozen more A380s, and keep the A321 neo. Once the fuel guzzling 77Ws are retired in next 2 to 3 years, Etihad will have an all Airbus fleet. An...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 08, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16362

Re: WestJet and the 787

Looks awesome. Those PE seats look especially nice.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 8956

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

adambrau wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
EWR-CDG is a 757 or a 767 at different times of the year. A 78X is overkill there.


The earlier departure to CDG is currently a 772.

Yes, but in the fall it goes (went) to a 767 and later as we get into winter, even a 757.
This Nov/Dec, looks like a 767.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 8956

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

EWR-CDG is a 757 or a 767 at different times of the year. A 78X is overkill there.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 08, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 8956

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Cool, but I am still gonna miss the TATL 767s.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 08, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5938

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

I don't see the EU allowing them to acquire anything outside of AZ, a property LH should avoid like the plague.

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by Bricktop
Mon May 07, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27793

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I reckon they will cancel the 787 order outright and sell all the 787s that they already have. At the same time, they will increase the A350 order, order a dozen more A380s, and keep the A321 neo. Once the fuel guzzling 77Ws are retired in next 2 to 3 years, Etihad will have an all Airbus fleet. An...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 07, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11694

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

The Netherlands has plenty of unions too. And still, Dutch unions and their counterparts at the KLM top always seem to come to a decent agreement without much strikes that hurt passengers. Thus, it is not simply a matter of being for or against unions. Or having them or not having them (Delta viz A...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4538

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

I bet 99% of people here including myself cant tell the difference between a 90s build 73G and a newer 73G that have identical interiors and paint jobs. True dat. My wife and I flew a UA 767 a few years ago with a new interior. She thought it was a new plane. I didn't bother getting into it. OTOH I...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F, 6 A320neo and up to 6 A320ceo
Replies: 74
Views: 12225

Re: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F and 12 A320neo

Title needs to be updated some, it’s 6 A320neos + (up to) 6 A320ceos, not 12 A320neos. I am surprised that they are being so slow to order more A320 Neos; I had assumed (possibly wrongly) that they would place a large order to replace the current A320s (possibly A319s), which would have required an...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 07, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11694

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

I just cannot see the French government letting it happen. They will always find a way, it's just too much prestige for France to let such a thing happen. As with all politicians, what Macron says and what he is really prepared to do are very different. Spot on. Macron does not want to be known for...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F, 6 A320neo and up to 6 A320ceo
Replies: 74
Views: 12225

Re: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F and 12 A320neo

Nice little bonus all around, it seems. The short term pickup of 6 ceos is very interesting to me. LH needs the frames now, and it seems they are pessimistic about them being neos and will take ceos instead. An unconversion? Good news for Airbus to fill a small hole.

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by Bricktop
Mon May 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27793

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

It seems the predictions to what will be cancelled and what will be kept are based on fanboyism towards ones chosen manufacturer. Almost like "analysis" at few blogs out there. Feel free to give us your take then. On the record. Actually, I thought this thread was pretty much free of the ...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 07, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27793

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I wonder if Etihad might sensibly sell their A380's to IAG? If BA could take all 10, that would indeed be a solution. I wouldn't think keeping less than 10 makes sense for EY, and there wouldn't seem to be any other takers. It'd be a big downgauge to the 77W also, but I don't know how full the A388...

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MartijnNL wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
We have the worlds largest GDP per capita (...)

Intelligence of your own government ranks the United States at number twenty worldwide:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publication ... 4rank.html

How adorable. You trust the CIA. :-)

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by Bricktop
Sun May 06, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6047

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

Some excellent pictures in there. Thanks for the link!

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by Bricktop
Sun May 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: Are there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?

You might want to ask your friend how many 737NG's are currently flying TATL routes :) SK flew them to IAH. ;-) If you want to get silly, you could count BA's A318's too. You get me on "currently" but I think LH are going to start flying that same plane into EWR this summer. Haven't yet, ...

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by Bricktop
Sun May 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: Are there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?

If we're counting Iceland, then FI has had a MAX 8 in EWR a few times.
Primera's A321 flights started yesterday I think, so that counts for sure.

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by Bricktop
Sun May 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: Is there any A320NEOs flying transatlantic regularly?

No there aren't. I expect we're soon going to see lots of A321's (LR) though.

And "plenty" is a bit premature. I can only think of Norwegian and Air Canada as of now. Westjet may also.

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by Bricktop
Sun May 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27793

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I would say the 777X are toast. A321s are probably safe, but the 787's and A350's should be pared back and deferred.
Or, they kill the A350's and 777X all together and merge with EK. Combined company doesn't need all that lift.

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by Bricktop
Fri May 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9213

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Location great, airport layout appalling. And yet the layout is very much like DFW's terminals A,B,C,and E. Hmmm, DFW is not what comes to mind when I think of MCI. :o DFW may be 100x bigger, and actually have an airside. I hope this new terminal works out, because KC itself is a great town and it ...

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