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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 265
Views: 20673

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

When I landed at Gate A23 on Air France, we exited the plane and went down a short hallway right into one of the buggies, which took us across to the main terminal (near the Z gates) for customs. I can't imagine this is the procedure for every international arrival, though. Seems hopelessly ineffic...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 265
Views: 20673

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Now, finally, I get how the moon buggies in IAD were designed for use. Go to 8:02 on this YouTube video. https://youtu.be/Q08QXnqIo1I You came in one end and went out the other. When was it changed to single entry and exit direction, and why? It’s such a chore to get people to the back of the buggy...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 62
Views: 4799

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

NYC doesn't need another airport, maybe a more efficient one would be better. IMO the airspace is so congested between NYC and PHL. Maybe they could close one or two of the NYC airports and run a high speed train to BDL and expand BDL to handle more and larger aircraft. Is it worth exploring the id...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 15
Views: 278

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

Sticking to common passenger types flown after 1998 (you can imply the full list from my signature) A300 - all variants A310 - all variants A318 (no A32X neo yet)(BA1/2 is a bucket list item) A332 A342, A345, A346 A350 - all variants B727 - all variants B731, B732? (not sure, may have flown on one b...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multiple aircraft taxing across an active runway at once?
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Multiple aircraft taxing across an active runway at once?

Also not sure of the regulations, but it sure makes a lot more sense trying to get multiple planes from the runway to the gates faster than trying to queue them through one taxiway.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?

acjbbj wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
PW2000s power some 757s too.


But haven't the PW2000 been shut out of production?

Probably, with both the 757 and the C17 now out of production. I thought we were talking about all historic applications for Boeing, not current ones.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?

PW2000s power some 757s too.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 26
Views: 9436

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

It looks like they were coming it at 200 knots! This landing was aborted way too late. When you're a few degrees pitch down when crossing the threshold, things can only go downhill from there. While you assert things can only go downhill from there it would appear things didn't go downhill from the...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 12 hour connection in EZE
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: 12 hour connection in EZE

Also, spotting is not always encouraged, or at least not from all spaces. When I was there some years ago, looking out a window from a shop and taking photos, I was asked to leave by security. 5 metres further enjoying more or less the same views from a cafe, that was ok... Me too. I tried filming ...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 4586

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

I really believe WN could survive with basic service out of ROA. Even if it's just during the school year, plenty of students come in from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The airport serves Blacksburg (Virginia Tech), Salem/Roanoke (Roanoke College) and Lexington (Washington & Lee), among plenty...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 26
Views: 9436

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

It looks like they were coming it at 200 knots! This landing was aborted way too late. When you're a few degrees pitch down when crossing the threshold, things can only go downhill from there.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 91
Views: 12717

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

na wrote:
chiawei wrote:
One ugly livery on one ugly plane.

Just terrible.


You must be talking about a China Eastern 77W!

Hey, 77W slander will not be tolerated!
Although the livery does look like a Word document.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 12 hour connection in EZE
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: 12 hour connection in EZE

and it seems to be fairly windowless. Is this true? Anything fun to do to pass the time? Will I have access to all terminals, or will I be confined to the one I arrived/departed in (American Airlines)? Thank you! Flew out of EZE in May (you can see the terminal in the beginning of this video: https...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 88
Views: 6081

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Isn't CLT building a new runway SPECIFICALLY for TPAC flights?. Granted, cargo is more likely. Could you go into more detail about this TPAC-only runway? It seems like a massive waste of money for a runway that will only see, optimistically, 2 takeoffs and landings per day. They already have a 9,00...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 88
Views: 6081

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Isn't CLT building a new runway SPECIFICALLY for TPAC flights?. Granted, cargo is more likely. Could you go into more detail about this TPAC-only runway? It seems like a massive waste of money for a runway that will only see, optimistically, 2 takeoffs and landings per day. They already have a 9,00...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 82
Views: 5802

Re: Best airline call signs

Callsigns get really fun when you dive into the smaller airlines. In terms of major airlines, "Cactus", "Speedbird", and "Shamrock" are certainly among my favorites, as are "Springbok" (South African Airways) and "Rednose" (Norwegian UK). But smaller...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 88
Views: 6081

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

csweet wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
ANC? KEF?


I like the idea of Icelandair flying down south, is the 737Max capable?

3,120 miles according to gcmap. Shouldn't be an issue for summer flying.

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Types
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: 737 Types

Airlines who's aircraft come from many sources will end up with a wide variety of customer codes like the airline you mentioned. Even DL has 757-232s. 757-2Q8s, etc. Airlines that have gone through recent mergers will often have two large groups of codes (UA has fleets of 777-222(ER)s, sUA planes, a...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 688
Views: 88124

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How about putting some type of movable barrier around critical areas of an airport that can be controlled by the folks at the tower. You know, like those metal cylinders that shoot out from the ground in some garages. If you had some of those at a runway threshold or in other critical locations a t...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 688
Views: 88124

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

CitizenJustin wrote:
How much harder would it have been to take an Airbus or Boeing? Would that have even been possible?

As had been discussed earlier, I'd bet anyone comfortable with the PMDG 737 could get a real one from cold and dark to airborne.

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by BWIAirport
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

drdisque wrote:
All of their scheduled service is on the ERJ-145's.

Is the rest charter?

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by BWIAirport
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

Can someone provide a synopsis of ViaAir? I've never heard of them....and those fliers probably wished they never had either. Offers scheduled service to small/medium markets across the central and eastern US. Operates E120s, E145s, and Citations. Kind of a vacation bundle company too. Callsign &qu...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/viaair-passengers-claim-airline-stranded-them-450-miles-from-destination-denied-compensation/ar-BBLFTfH?ocid=spartanntp A ViaAir flight from OKC to AUS stopped in TUL to tend to passengers from a previous flight, encountered mechanical issues, then canceled the ...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25290

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Freshside3 wrote:
TP LIS-OAK

Why would the Star Alliance carrier not fly to SFO in that region?

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 46212

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Not sure if this has been discussed before, but will Southwest have a fleet of designated inter-island planes, such as a few 73Gs based permanently in Hawaii? Or will their inter-island flights be conducted with the same planes flying to the mainland? Itineraries like OAK-OGG-LIH-SMF or the like.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1330

Re: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?

BravoOne wrote:
Certainly in the US, most if not all airlines require US citizenship for an applicant, and a few of them have more restrictive conditions for employment.

Doesn't DL have crew bases in CDG and/or AMS?

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Has Been Sending Flights To St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida (PIE), With More Scheduled
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: United Has Been Sending Flights To St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida (PIE), With More Scheduled

AFAIK each team has its own flight number, for the most part. The Orioles play a 3-game set against the Rays until Thursday then head home for a series against Boston. Hence UA2506 TPA-BWI that night.

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by BWIAirport
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?

I really like AS, plus you'll likely get a chance to fly on an A321neo. If you want a bigger plane, as you mentioned DL is the way to go with their 767s on JFK-SFO.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: School Project
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: School Project

A website that might help you out is fuelplanner.com. Also if you dig deep into Boeing's website, you can find their fuel planning charts. They can be tough to read as you need to know the total distance and Zero Fuel Weight of the aircraft and are designed for FL350 with no head or tailwind, which ...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6646

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

32andBelow wrote:
I feel like at the spirit Price point they should be able to fill an a320 in any market

Fill, not necessarily operate profitably

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by BWIAirport
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

Super80Fan wrote:
Why is the Canadian market (and airfare in Canada) so expensive? I feel this has something to do with it as people are going to LCC alternatives or driving to a US airport.

Doesn't Canada have relatively high flyover costs?

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by BWIAirport
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane to bring back to production?
Replies: 39
Views: 1148

Re: Which plane to bring back to production?

Goes without saying the 757.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 9615

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

Bay Area-BWI is becoming increasingly dense with AS/VX starting SFO-BWI on the 16th, and I wouldn't be shocked to see AS start SJC-BWI. WN has OAK/SJC-BWI covered, so while SFO-BWI would look nice on a route map I don't know if it's a high priority for them.

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by BWIAirport
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 13344

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Flightradar24 shows the a/c type as B38M, FlightAware map shows as 7M8, but DAL and HOU FlightAware departure lists shows as 738..... confusing. FlightAware tends to be inconsistent especially with Southwest's fleet (it would display 738 routes at 733, etc). My first source is definitely Flightrada...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 3898

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

I think this'll be the topic that replaces the 'BNA TATL service?' every week now. Honestly, I could see Norwegian or Wow launching this flight 2x weekly or something. I think there is some merit to the concept of "creating demand"; for example, I don't know how many Baltimoreans were dyin...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9684

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

jetero wrote:
hohd wrote:
The aircraft is going to spend 20 hours in DFW ? Or is there a mistake in the schedule. Not very efficient if it is correct.


DEN-type schedule to maximize connections

I feel like FI has a tendency to do this, especially at their longer-haul US airports.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9603

Re: Alaska new livery update

Last I heard they're moving away from so many special liveries....just too many and weren't recognizable as an AS aircraft. I imagine you'll see them keep the Salmon-Thirty-Salmon and a Disney aircraft or two and that'll be it. Do you know the fate of the Spirit of Seattle (N512AS)? One of my favor...

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

Re: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?

The 'xx' in "A320-2xx, A321-2xx, etc" are determined by the engine types. So Airbus calling the Neo's the A320-251/252/271/272 because they've been re-engined is actually consistent with their designations in the past.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 6371

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

There has been a push (so far obviously unsuccessfully) to land an Asian carrier at BWI over the last four years or so. I think PHL or CLT make sense for JL because of the OneWorld connections, but BWI could fit in well for HU to PEK, or OZ to compete with IAD's KE service. Governor Hogan has pushed...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 10627

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

Is BWI or PIT within 7M8 range from SNN, ORK, or DUB? I could absolutely see those, along with some Caribbean destinations such as SJU opened up in the near future.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 30 more markets by 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9375

Re: AS 30 more markets by 2018

I've always felt PHX (and maybe LAS or DEN) would be a great focus city for them, based off nothing but speculation. They could completely dominate the west coast market by increasing their presence there.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 15299

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Still would give anything for a last-minute order from DL, UA, BA, EK, or another, but as long as these beauties are flying over American skies one way or another I'll be ok.

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by BWIAirport
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 8417

Re: Your longest flight

DLH426 FRA-PHL, A340-313, 3,726nm 8:45 ETE.

Still a bucket list item to fly the 747 before it goes away.

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by BWIAirport
Fri May 26, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities
Replies: 41
Views: 4983

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

If you wanna clump the Nationals and Orioles together (Nats Park is closer to BWI than IAD), or say BWI is a Balt/D.C. airport, then BWI has all MLB cities covered

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by BWIAirport
Thu May 18, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 7181

Re: New airline in America?????

IPFreely wrote:
I like their photoshopped airplane. Should have photoshopped in a fake registration number, though.

Also appears they will be Star Alliance members. Good for them.

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by BWIAirport
Sat May 06, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manufacturer Livery on Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Manufacturer Livery on Airlines

Several airlines (as I'm sure you're all aware) have Boeing 'Dreamliner' liveries on an aircraft flying around. I think they look great, though I have two questions. Are these airlines incentivezed by Boeing to fly these planes? And why don't we see these with other manufacturers, such as Airbus, Bo...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 10366

Re: Norwegian Considering BUF, BWI, RDU

I may never understand their hesitation to go TATL from BWI. WW and BA may be deterrents, but there's plenty of traffic here.

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