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by NichCage
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 54
Views: 6581

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

What is it about the Houston market that brings so many international carriers? Korean Air, Air China, EVA Air, and Turkish Airlines all fly to Houston. I wonder what about the market attracts so many international airlines. It's like Manchester (MAN) in a way, which has been growing with lots of ne...

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How does HahnAir work?
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: How does HahnAir work?

The demand between Dusseldorf and Luxembourg must be pretty small then, because not even Luxair is on the route.

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct BEY-North America?
Replies: 18
Views: 3796

Re: Why no direct BEY-North America?

How safe is Beirut to visit as a tourist? Lebanon seems like a beautiful country, yet you need to be safe in the process. What are the areas of Beirut you should avoid?

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC service on YOW/YHZ-LHR question
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: AC service on YOW/YHZ-LHR question

Even though YOW-LHR operates with a 767-300ER, I believe it got A330-300 service sometime. I may be wrong.

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by NichCage
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I think I read somewhere that South African Airways asked passengers to turn off cell phones. It doesn't relate to this, but every airline handles technology differently. I've flown many times before with a camera or cell phone (on Air Canada, Air Transat, and WestJet) and nobody seemed bothered if ...

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by NichCage
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 28
Views: 5326

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

How is Air Canada doing on YOW-FRA? It was turned from year round to seasonal, but is it profitable? What traffic does the route serve?

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

NBO-JFK would be a long flight, but it is for sure possible. Would NBO-IAD also be a market Kenya Airways would want to launch? I've heard that there is good demand between NBO and IAD, and in general IAD and Africa. Ethiopian Airlines flies between ADD and IAD, so Kenya must be a connecting market ...

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Re: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos

Its not surprising to see airlines end flights to Cuba. The market has been getting too many flights. Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways are ending flights to Cuba if I am correct.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18
Replies: 16
Views: 2940

Re: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18

I just wanted to ask from which route they will remove the A380 to make this new A380-flight possible. But since it will be during the winter season they might downgrade destinations such as SFO. During winter 2015/2016 they even parked an A380 arround Christmas time . I think A380 service from HKG...

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by NichCage
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads

Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines, and Qatar Airways have load factors over 90%. Very good load factors!

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016

EddieDude wrote:
Jet Airways moving its hub from BRU to AMS was a factor that contributed to the increase in market share by SN at BRU?


I wouldn't really say so. Jet Airways has wanted to move from BRU to AMS for quite a while, long before the events of March 22.

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian expands Europe.
Replies: 21
Views: 3998

Re: MIAT Mongolian expands Europe.

Maybe its just me, but Mongolia doesn't seem like a popular tourist destination. Not too many airlines fly to the country, and MIAT is a rather small airline that doesn't fly too many routes. Other than SVO and FRA, no other flight to Europe is direct.

Why is TXL flown via SVO?

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 129
Views: 28088

Re: Why not Circular runways

I don't think that this idea will ever come to life. First of all, even if there is benefits to this idea, airports would not spend the money and time to build a circular runway. Along with that, I think passengers would hate landing on a circular runway. Runways need to be in a straight line, not i...

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 7971

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

Four engine jets are done with now. Airlines are retiring them because twins can do the job just fine. Other than the A380, no other four engine jet will survive. The 747 passenger models (including the 748) will all be phased out because no airline will want to operate them in the future. The A340 ...

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by NichCage
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8772

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

How profitable was the SIN hub for European flights? If I am correct, they flew MEL/SYD-SIN-LHR/FRA. I think they even flew from HKG and BKK to LHR.

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8401

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

Would it be a good idea for United Airlines to purchase new 767-300's? Air Astana bought new one from Boeing a while back.

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by NichCage
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision
Replies: 24
Views: 5544

Re: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision

Despite the fact that LHR is slot restricted, CI will eventually be able to move to LHR. It just takes time to find the slots, but it is possible. GA made the switch to LHR, so they must have found good slots for themselves.

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by NichCage
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's Next German Base at Memmingen (FMM), Munich
Replies: 10
Views: 2337

Re: Ryanair's Next German Base at Memmingen (FMM), Munich

I wonder if Ryanair will ever fly out of MUC sometime in the future.

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by NichCage
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 Expansion at EWR?
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: ME3 Expansion at EWR?

Qatar Airways first flight to the USA was DOH-GVA-EWR, so it did fly there in the past. I think the ME3 would do well at EWR. They would most likely put some pressure on Air India and United Airlines as they would probably attract quite a lot of Indian traffic that they fly non-stop between the two ...

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by NichCage
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 5343

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

On the topic of this, there is something I think I can add to this. Continental Airlines used to fly between GUM and DPS. I don't know when it was cut, but why was it? GUM is a unique hub for UA because it serves many islands and Asian destinations (like MNL). While it would never happen, it would b...

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by NichCage
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-SIN on UA/SQ
Replies: 17
Views: 3738

Re: SFO-SIN on UA/SQ

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Singapore Airlines flies Indian traffic to SFO.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 56
Views: 2883

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

How is Copa Airlines doing at MSY and what market do they serve?

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to replace GIG-JFK with GIG-MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Re: LATAM to replace GIG-JFK with GIG-MCO

This may be an unrelated question, but how are the LATAM 767-300's? I know the A330's were retired are replaced by the 767.

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by NichCage
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for SFO?
Replies: 83
Views: 10896

Re: What's next for SFO?

IAG will be launching flights between SFO and BCN possibly, so there will be even more growth to Europe.

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by NichCage
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43197

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The probelm with the A380 is that its too big for most airlines. It was a unique aircraft, serving as a 747 replacement and holding more passengers. Most airlines don't need it nowdays. Only airlines such as BA,AF, LH,QR, EK, EY, OZ, KE,CZ, TG, MH, SQ, and QF have purchased the jet. At the end of th...

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to drop Istanbul in S17
Replies: 15
Views: 2961

Re: Air Canada to drop Istanbul in S17

Why did Air Canada even upgrade the route to the 787-9 in the first place? Sad to see this route go, but Turkish Airlines can handle the market better. Air Canada isn't the only airline to cut IST from there network as a result of all the problems the country has been having, EVA Air also cut IST a ...

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by NichCage
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start an airline in India
Replies: 27
Views: 3641

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start an airline in India

India is unserved at oneworld. There is no Indian airline in oneworld at all. This would no doubt help Qatar Airways feed it's hub at Doha will routes from India, as Qatar Airways itself faces restrictions in India.

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 5297

Re: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?

Otherwise, moving SIN-DME-IAH to MAN is allowing the launch of SIN-DME-ARN. MUC is now a terminator service. Seem to be a good move for Singapore Airlines.

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by NichCage
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Back on Expansion Mode?
Replies: 35
Views: 6275

Re: JAL Back on Expansion Mode?

What about an expansion to Europe in the future? Maybe routes with like AMS, BCN, MXP, FCO, etc can be relaunched with the 787.

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by NichCage
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to launch long haul flights from BCN next S17.
Replies: 148
Views: 33058

Re: IAG to launch long haul flights from BCN next S17.

Asia is such a major hole for BCN. Non-stop flights to NRT would be good as there is a huge market for non-stop flights between the two cities. All Nippon Airways or Japan Airlines would also most likely be able to make BCN work with a 787. ICN is being served by Korean Air, while PVG is added as a ...

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by NichCage
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 3rd anniversary in 3 days
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: MH370 3rd anniversary in 3 days

I remember hearing about MH370 back in 2014. What happened to the plane and it's passengers? Nobody knows. Hopefully it is found some time in the future and that all of the passengers are alive and unharmed. There are so many theories about what happened, but I think the most believable conclusion i...

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by NichCage
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd FlyBe Dash 8Q400 with landing gear issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2610

Re: 2nd FlyBe Dash 8Q400 with landing gear issues

Sad to see the Q400 have these issues. SAS had these issues back in 2007, and now Flybe is having these issues. Hopefully it gets solved soon.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 111
Views: 23288

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

Why was the runway built so short? If it was longer, aircraft could perform better.

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines outlines initial A350 operations
Replies: 8
Views: 3392

Re: Malaysia Airlines outlines initial A350 operations

There's something that I'm wondering about. Will Malaysia Airlines resume AMS, CDG, and FRA with the A350 in the future?

Why are the A350's delayed?

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by NichCage
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 130: Will it ever happen?
Replies: 31
Views: 5463

Re: Fokker 130: Will it ever happen?

The only operators of the Fokker right now if I am correct is Austrian Airlines and KLM. There may be a few other regional operators I am missing. Austrian Airlines will retire the Fokker at some point, while KLM is replacing the Fokker with Embraer jets. What is going on with the Fokker 130? Here i...

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by NichCage
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience
Replies: 66
Views: 7476

Re: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience

Not surprised to hear this. US airlines launched quite a lot of flights to Cuba at one time, and they aren't all doing good. Too many flights have been launched at one time, and now flying to Cuba is mostly loss making. It's good that Cuba and the US now get along, but Cuba is far from being a commo...

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by NichCage
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start Christchurch, New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 3159

Re: CX to start Christchurch, New Zealand

It's Official: https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_HK/about-us/press-room/press-release/2017/Cathay-Pacific-and-Air-New-Zealand-extend-services-between-hk-and-nz.html 3x Weekly on A350, Seasonal between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018, wonder will in turn into year round later. The war between...

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by NichCage
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO
Replies: 27
Views: 2522

Re: Rumour: BER to get a new CEO

What a disaster of an airport. Its been delayed for years, and as a result TXL and SXF are getting busier and congested. What is the capacity of BER, and how long will it be until it can be the only airport operating for Berlin?

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by NichCage
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

Thanks for making another thread. I have some questions that others may know the answer to, including: 1) How is TK doing on HAV and CCS? 2) Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but why did TK start flights to CCS? The country is in a lot of trouble at the moment, and many airlines are leaving...

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by NichCage
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: BA confirms F-cabin for MSY-LHR, route is "a success before it even starts"
Replies: 52
Views: 8535

Re: VIDEO: BA confirms F-cabin for MSY-LHR, route is "a success before it even starts"

Nice to see MSY gaining flights to both LHR and FRA. It must be quite a big market!

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by NichCage
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Expand Frankfurt Base
Replies: 30
Views: 5186

Re: Ryanair To Expand Frankfurt Base

If Transavia picked FRA rather than MUC would they have had success? This looks like proof of that. Transavia's problem was a lack of brand recognition. FRA probably wouldn't have the space or slots to accommodate all of the flights that Transavia offered out of MUC. FRA and MUC are different airpo...

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by NichCage
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Expand Frankfurt Base
Replies: 30
Views: 5186

Re: Ryanair To Expand Frankfurt Base

I find it kind of funny that Vueling leaves Frankfurt when Ryanair and Wizz Air annouce flights to Frankfurt. Not about this, but kind of funny.

I would have never expected Frankfurt to become a LCC hub, but I am rather excited for what will be announced.

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by NichCage
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Asiana/Korean to IKA?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Update on Asiana/Korean to IKA?

Asiana Airlines or Korean Air are expected to launch direct flights to IKA, however nothing has been announced yet. Are there any updates yet?

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by NichCage
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Air Service discussion YWG
Replies: 83
Views: 4555

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

How is WestJet doing on the LGW route?

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by NichCage
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA continues to struggle with operational reliability with 777
Replies: 38
Views: 10543

Re: AA continues to struggle with operational reliability with 777

This might be unrelated, but apprently AA has been having trouble keeping the flights between DFW and HKG on time, as they were delayed. Is this an issue with the 777 itself?

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by NichCage
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 6372

Re: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft

Is it true that some Transaero 747's came from Singapore Airlines?

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by NichCage
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia plans last scheduled 747 service in April 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2572

Re: Garuda Indonesia plans last scheduled 747 service in April 2017

Air China, Lufthansa, and British Airways are still 747 operators.

Sad to see another 747 leaving another airline.

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by NichCage
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch LHR - BGI next winter.
Replies: 18
Views: 3727

Re: VS launch LHR - BGI next winter.

BWIA used to serve LHR, even though I forget when it was cancelled.

Air Jamaica I believe used to fly MBJ-KIN-LHR-KIN-MBJ.

Nice to see LHR re-gaining flights to the Caribbean.

If LHR got a third runway, would BA and VS move leisure flights from LGW to LHR?

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by NichCage
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines rejects request to manage Arik Air
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Ethiopian Airlines rejects request to manage Arik Air

Ethiopian Airlines has for sure been one of the best airlines in Africa. They have remained profitable for such a long time and they still are today. The airline has expanded with new routes over time and has very good growth plans for the future. If only other African airlines such as Arik Air and ...

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by NichCage
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW: AA gets serious about Terminal F; Renovations to Terminal C in lingo
Replies: 86
Views: 10658

Re: DFW: AA gets serious about F; Renovations to C in lingo

DFW actually has lots of space to build new terminals, which is very good for the future of the airport. If LAX had the space of DFW it would for sure be a much better airport.

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