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by Ionosphere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CR9 off runway at COU
Replies: 32
Views: 7576

Re: AA CR9 off runway at COU

SuseJ772 wrote:
I think I am more worried about why they had to evacuate in 3s. That seems odd to me.


There's no buses at the COU airport. They probably used an SUV to drive people away.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 off taxiway in CVG...heavy snow
Replies: 29
Views: 9978

Re: Delta 737 off taxiway in cvg...heavy snow

Mesa had a CR9 go off the runway in COU today too

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 60
Views: 7033

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Ed just announced Endeavor, SkyWest and Republic as the surviving 3 DC carriers over the next 12 to 24 months. The vid is on YouTube. I’m not sure who the crowd represented. If that happens it'll be interesting to see what happens to Compass especially. I've heard that their AA flying is on shaky g...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)
Replies: 43
Views: 5099

Re: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)

How did that work out for a domestic arrival by bus? Was the international baggage claim used and you had to walk through customs/immigration? This is from memory, but I recall some type of bypass hallway with a small domestic baggage claim area? It was set up to handle domestic arrivals. I would e...

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by Ionosphere
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)
Replies: 11
Views: 3231

Re: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)

I was a regional FA. I would fly up to 8 legs a day. It's hard to keep track of where you are after awhile.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?
Replies: 53
Views: 6750

Re: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?

It's operated by OO, I wonder if this is an at risk flight?

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by Ionosphere
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TW Express ATR flights
Replies: 22
Views: 3719

Re: TW Express ATR flights

A look back at the TWE operation in STL in July 2001 ATR-42 (Trans States) BMI, CID, MEM, MLI, MSN, PIA, SBN, SGF, XNA ATR-72 (Trans States) BMI, MLI, MSN, PIA, SGF, XNA ERJ-145 (Chautauqua) CHS, CVG, IND, JAN, LNK, RST, SHV, TYS, YYZ Jetstream 31 (Corporate Airlines) BNA, BRL, CGI, IRK, MKL, MWA, O...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rising costs of new KCI terminal worries airlines in Kansas City
Replies: 38
Views: 5424

Re: Rising costs of new KCI terminal worries airlines in Kansas City

This is a stupid idea. They'd be better off just expanded out the gate areas.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival
Replies: 33
Views: 3321

Re: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival

I always found it interesting to hear where other people are going. I haven't heard that PA made in about 4-5 years. When I was a FA I always made that announcement.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers
Replies: 25
Views: 5706

Re: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers

I was a DL agent in two different stations. Our biggest "problem child" flights were always ASA flights. A senior agent called them "America's Sh*****t Airline". I always found there FAs to be excellent though.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10168

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

Wasn't there a case with America West or USAir in ABQ where the airline was blamed for a drunk driving accident?

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by Ionosphere
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air MD-80 order
Replies: 48
Views: 8553

Re: US Air MD-80 order

I flew a US MD-80 on BOS-PHL in August 1994, it was a thru flight and aircraft to MCO. This was a rebooking, we were intended to fly BDA-BOS on US (727-200) and BOS-DTW on NW. Our BDA-BOS flight was late so we were booked BDA-BOS-PHL-DTW all on US. The PHL-DTW flight was also late due to crew (but ...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 39
Views: 7250

Re: United FA Bases

MSP is a satellite FA base for AA

PHL was a UA FA base until the bankruptcy

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by Ionosphere
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7791

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

During the FRA hub days (1991-1997), DL flew from FRA to Bucharest, Budapest, Istanbul, London-Gatwick, Moscow-SVO, Prague, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Warsaw. There was also a FA base in Warsaw inherited from PA.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7791

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

JFK-Gothenburg was announced but never actually operated. Lyon I think was also announced but not never operated.

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by Ionosphere
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?
Replies: 29
Views: 4081

Re: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?

I flew AA146 BOS-CDG in February 2001 on a 763. We deplaned via the mobile lounge.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10150

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

jordanh wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Why would they try ATL-EDI when they ended ATL-LIS in favor of BOS-LIS.


Perhaps because Boston has the largest concentration of Portuguese descendants in the USA? Or is that over your head to understand?


I'm surprised they're flying JFK-PDL instead of BOS-PDL

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by Ionosphere
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 2908

Re: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?

TWA didn't really have much going for them. STL was the only real hub. JFK was really just a focus city. There were small operations at BOS, LAX, & SJU. 9/11 killed TWA's JFK-CAI-RUH flight.

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by Ionosphere
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7659

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

Pan Am lost a 707 taking off from Papeete on July 22, 1973. It was PA816 AKL-PPT-LAX-SFO. The plane reached an altitude of 300ft before banking to the left and crashing into the Pacific. The wreckage lays over 2,000ft so the CVR was never recovered. One passenger survived but had no memory of the cr...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA Dehub SJC?
Replies: 43
Views: 7190

Re: Why did AA Dehub SJC?

Didn't AA dehub twice? Once after AirCal & again after RenoAir

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by Ionosphere
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 5778

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

AFA is desperate. They've lost US & NW and have really only been shrinking.

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by Ionosphere
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories
Replies: 14
Views: 10004

Re: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories

Thank you for the interesting trip report! I often wonder what would have happened if PA and Republic had merged instead. National really did nothing but bring PA down.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?
Replies: 56
Views: 11141

Re: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?

DL has dropped Abuja, Cairo, Cape Town, and Monrovia

LOS is the only place where the crews are told not leave the hotel. I've heard that most airlines follow that rule as well.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The economics of used regional jets
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: The economics of used regional jets

Envoy is bringing 140s out of storage

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by Ionosphere
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24151

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Why would the porn guy share it without the other guys permission? What a world class jerk.


Because he has an OnlyFans and wanted to make money off the video. The FA in question was hired in March.

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by Ionosphere
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14265

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Northwest owned a hotel in Narita and Amsterdam too I believe. I know at one point, Delta had 19 crews spending the night in Amsterdam each night.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 7170

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

Wasn't the OO flying some sort of joint venture? I flew on those flights from MKE to STL & PIT. All the planes wore the OO house colors and had FL branded snacks.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 43
Views: 5542

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

jaxfss wrote:
Didn't TWA have a RTW flight at one time.


TWA started a RTW flight in August 1969, Los Angeles-Guam-Okinawa-Taipei-Hong Kong-Bangkok-Bombay-Tel Aviv-Athens-Zurich-Frankfurt-New York City

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by Ionosphere
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand ZK-OJO NZ898 MEL - CHC | 2018 Photos and Videos
Replies: 3
Views: 3639

Re: Air New Zealand ZK-OJO NZ898 MEL - CHC | 2018 Photos and Videos

It's amazing how much the service levels have changed. I flew QF CHC-SYD in 2004 on a 763 with printed menus and a choice of two hot meals (Lamb or Pasta) in Y.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9054

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

The scarves are awful. They look trashy and unprofessional. I don't know why they kept the dress with all the buttons on it. I don't think it's very flattering for any body type.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3334

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

Working Crew 
of PSA 182 Captain James McFeron First Officer Robert Fox Flight Engineer Martin Wahne Flight Attendant Karen Borzewski Flight Attendant Kate Fons Flight Attendant Deborah McCarthy Flight Attendant Dee Young Employees traveling as Passengers Captain Jimmie Kelly Captain Spencer Nelson ...

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by Ionosphere
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Bases of US3
Replies: 20
Views: 3368

Re: Int'l Bases of US3

DL has FA bases in MNL, NRT, PVG. DL has closed a lot of the Asian bases they inherited from NW. Some of the former bases include BKK, TPE, SIN.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR
Replies: 54
Views: 6747

Re: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR

YYZ-PVD started out on the Dash 8 on Air Ontario circa 1998. It eventually became a Beechcraft 1900 before being cut in 2013. The route was restarted this year seasonally on the CRJ.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 74
Views: 10601

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

It made more sense for UA to switch those flights to IAD & ORD. MIA was really more of a focus city than anything. The bankruptcy saw FA bases close in MIA, PHL, EWR, & CDG.

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by Ionosphere
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did CO drop FAR?
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: When did CO drop FAR?

I may be a little off on my timing but when CO restarted the FL network out of DEN, it was operated on Frontier's certificate. Essentially FL was operating as a standalone carrier except the branding was CO. Slowly CO started moving out FL aircraft from Denver and using CO metal - like the DC9 that...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8952

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Domestic Y in the U.S. prior to 9/11 - Free bags - Free assigned seats (including exit row) - Quick & easy security (arriving 45mins prior to departure with bags was normal) - Having family and friends not traveling go to the gate with you - Boarding an empty mainline aircraft - Extra Flight Att...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A trip through Middle Earth (AKL, WLG, ZQN, CHC on NZ and SQ)
Replies: 16
Views: 4426

Re: A trip through Middle Earth (AKL, WLG, ZQN, CHC on NZ and SQ)

ANZ looks like they have a great Y product. I'm surprised to see ANZ having anything to do with Antarctica.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Terminal at JFK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Northwest Airlines Terminal at JFK?

What terminal did NW use for its JFK-NRT/AMS and JFK-DTW/MSP routes? Was Terminal 4 used for DTW/MSP Flights? yes, all NW flights just before the merger were at T4. I don't think it was a dedicated baggage claim, they just happened to be one of the only one flying domestic flights. Sun Country prob...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Terminal at JFK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Northwest Airlines Terminal at JFK?

NW was using T4 during the '90's up to the DL merger for all flights, Domestic & International.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 16336

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

SCQ83 wrote:
Btw, this means Prague will have the three US carriers flying there (at least in summer). I don't think this is the case for many other cities in former Eastern Europe.


DL had a monopoly on PRG for a very long time

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by Ionosphere
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3200

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

Aer Lingus briefly served DXB around 2006

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by Ionosphere
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 9487

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

NW circa 2002 flew MSP-PVD on the CR2, 1,117 miles

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by Ionosphere
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15853

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

I've worked both as an agent and as a FA. I always knew who the marshals were and where they were seated.

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by Ionosphere
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Aer Lingus leasing Omni Air Int'l aircraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: Is Aer Lingus leasing Omni Air Int'l aircraft?

capejet wrote:
So how does that work? Is it still EI pilots and flight attendants who worked the SNN-BOS flights?


In the past it's been all Omni crew. I think there may have been an EI FA onboard but not sure about that.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spotting at SFO + Virgin America (not yet Alaska!) A320 SFO-AUS, April 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Re: Spotting at SFO + Virgin America (not yet Alaska!) A320 SFO-AUS, April 2018

I really don't see the point of doing a trip report if you don't include a picture of the inflight service.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 13310

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

It's precious the traveling public thinks their bags are treated like a piece of fine crystal. It's a suitcase it's designed to take the abuse. The baggage system swats the bag onto the right belt. The jetway baggage slide is poorly designed. Bags will pile up and fall off. Sometimes bags will just ...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5869

Re: Innovations in boarding???

Three of four segments departed between 15-20 minutes late with people standing on the jetbridge or in the aisle of the plane as the minutes ticked away. I think you've also just had some bad luck. I've flown AA about every other week all summer long, and often everyone is seated ready to go 10-15 ...

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by Ionosphere
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out
Replies: 35
Views: 4617

Re: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neOBRDQDw1s


Does anyone know why that plane has Pan Am seats in it? It's such a shame that those seats are rotting away inside that plane.
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rexchase12 wrote:
Perhaps this is the incident that lead to the security changes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neOBRDQDw1s


Does anyone know why that plane has Pan Am seats in it? It's such a shame that those seats are rotting away inside that plane.

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by Ionosphere
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12391

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

I hope for the remaining employees sake a real airline buys them

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