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by usxguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 624
Views: 95221

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

whats interesting is they did not declare an emergency so far in... I'm up to 9:40 and the pilots have yet to call mayday.

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20827

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

If these were zero-value, consolidator (vacation package) tickets, it's unlikely any carrier with whom SY has an interline agreement would take them as Rule 120.20 since the settlement rate is face value of the coupon, and as those typically show zero, well, you get the idea. Best thing would have ...

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18130

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

The Virgin planes are LEAP, I believe

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20827

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

If these were zero-value, consolidator (vacation package) tickets, it's unlikely any carrier with whom SY has an interline agreement would take them as Rule 120.20 since the settlement rate is face value of the coupon, and as those typically show zero, well, you get the idea. Best thing would have ...

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20827

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

as others have said, Then you charter a plane. Pretty simple. Couldn’t they just have arranged with other carriers to get people home? There were no seats on AS through SEA, or AA through DFW, for example? That’s the danger of not being in IATA. Ironically if the ticket had been booked on Volaris o...

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6519

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

I'm assuming it could make it to the US sometime tomorrow. Probably gonna overnight somewhere for crew rest or swap in the Caribbean or Paramaibo? (not sure how Part 91 works on aircraft deliveries).

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 5685

Re: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing

same with the rocket engines. When Russia shines, it *shines*. But there are a lot of areas where they just flat out lag behind. Why not just increase tariffs on exports to close the price gap? Keep the money, keep the jobs, keep things moving?

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 5685

Re: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing

Just wondering if Russia does this, who else is out there buying titanium on the level that Boeing is? this isn't like another commodity whereby a tariff will simply adjust suppliers. Or the US Steel issue where other countries are undercutting US prices to drive them out of business (which is why t...

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by usxguy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 8639

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

I've flown it, ANZ is *amazing*

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 29
Views: 6502

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

Also, what non-stop flights from the US are coming back for the 2018-19 season? I did a quick check on UA and see ORD-SXM, IAD-SXM and EWR-SXM loaded again which is great news! I hope they stay as we plan to goto to SBH in April 2019 and are somewhat dependent on SXM. St. Barts seems to be recoveri...

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by usxguy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 6765

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

VX 1948 is booked to over 75% now... it should be a fun avgeek/frequent flyer party!

the flight has also moved to a 9:32PM departure time, making it the *official* final revenue departure for Virgin America.

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by usxguy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine
Replies: 39
Views: 4469

Re: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine

Elite is still flying to MLB??

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5067

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

Interesting to read this thread from the former Aloha lounge at HNL right now. Have a few hours between flights and my HA-F inter island ticket granted me access. Was nice to see the murials still exist on the Makai pier. Aloha had its faults, which is one reason many airlines didn't want to invest ...

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by usxguy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 6765

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Image isnt mine, nor proctored by anyone at Flyertalk. Our stuff (images or proofs of the things being made) hasnt been posted publicly, as far as I know.

But yes, Im one of the Alaska frequent flyers that felt VX needed a better send off.

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by usxguy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 6765

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Flight is just over half full :-D this will be a fun party!

And we ordered a bunch of Virgin swag for everyone on board.

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by usxguy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 66
Views: 10860

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

ADI received scheduled authority a few years ago...

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by usxguy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out
Replies: 54
Views: 3839

Re: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out

There should be 3 rows blocked, so set an alarm for 24 hours before. But when checking in online at virginamerica.com, you can NOT recheck in and change your seat after. Sooo, my advice as an alaska elite on VX, dont complete check-in, go as far as you can for a seat assignment and stop. It should h...

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by usxguy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16864

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

Maybe the Alaska flights were full... They won't show then.

Should be no less than 4 a day (Saturday) and as many as 7.

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by usxguy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again
Replies: 30
Views: 4755

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

jetsgo part deux?

Image

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by usxguy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.
Replies: 33
Views: 5906

Re: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.

What does the current schedule look like between London and Joburg?

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by usxguy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 6765

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Im not sure if the image is an Alaska Air Group sanctioned pic or not..

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by usxguy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 6765

Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

With the Alaska/Virgin America acquisition, the Sabre turn-over on the 25th of April is essentially the sales end of Virgin America as a marketing brand. I'm not sure if that means all Virgin America signage and branding will be gone on the 25th, but it seems that Virgin America VX 1948 is becoming ...

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by usxguy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

Re: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA

Well, AA is booking them to 76, so we shall see... I'm assuming they've done runway tests, or I hope.

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by usxguy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3611

Re: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018

Flyguy, that linear schedule would work, but I can see WN throwing a few planes for inter-island flights and just cycle them in and out without having to open up a crew base. Southwest only needs to mirror what go! did - operate 4-7 flights a day in the core market to be successful (well, go! was mo...

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by usxguy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7795

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Good for Delta pilots for not allowing highspeeds. So I wonder if they are going to do ground transport for the crews? It doesn't make sense to give pilots that long of a layover in HPN. I wonder if pilots get full pay while doing ground transit or if it just counts against their duty/per diem?

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by usxguy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7795

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

This will be done as what some in the business call a "high speed", "standup" or "overnight turn". The crews will only work these 2 flights in their 2 day assignment. ATL-HPN is leg one, shortened rest, then HPN-ATL is leg 2 and the crew are now pumpkins. Back to home t...

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by usxguy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 37724

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

I flew on an AA 738 NG reconfig and I couldn't wait to get off the plane. Was even in the exit row, window. Thank god Alaska is holding off on those torture seats.

I actually felt more comfortable flying on the Cape Air Cessna 402 than I did on the AA 737-800....

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by usxguy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1781

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

So what exactly was the difference between Air Midwest flights and Mesa flights? The Sabre partition was YV, but flights operated by ZV- Air Midwest/Mesa Airlines branded flights were all ABQ, DFW, and MDW based flights. Everything else was put in as USX- US Sabre as US Airways Express. go! flights...

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by usxguy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1781

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

DFW ops were independent ZV/YV flights but had interline with AA, TZ, US, HP, and YX during its lifespan.

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by usxguy
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8154

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

I wonder if and when Delta pulls out of the FFDO, a program the NRA helped write.

*disclosure: I am an NRA member and have taken an NRA sponsored gun safety course.

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 21108

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

Last but not least, Tim Clark added it may reconsider its 777X order if the Open Skies agreement gets altered: The Emirates boss also warned that should the Open Skies pact with the US be scrapped or renegotiated, the carrier may be forced to reconsider its orders with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) ...

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by usxguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16222

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

they didn't chose to end IAD, they were kinda kicked out. Care to expand on this? I always just assumed that they lost their EAS contracts or something. Every single community served by Silver was requesting a new airline. So when they all went out for bid, Silver wasn't selected for a single market.

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by usxguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16222

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

they didn't chose to end IAD, they were kinda kicked out.

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by usxguy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 3512

Re: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse

and it looks like they even have a commuter concourse on this one, so good for Mokulele :)

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Alaska and American still partner airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 3298

Re: Why are Alaska and American still partner airlines?

I'm also one of those who really misses the AA/AS relationship. Its made a few trips a hair more challenging, and I'm now actively looking at OTHER airlines since I don't get AS credit on ANY domestic AA flight, but I'm not all whiny about it on FlyerTalk. Case in point: I have to fly to Tampa to se...

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 4961

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

SNN evidently needs to be in this discussion. Shannon itself is only 10,000 people, but SNN is essentially the international airport for all of western Ireland. Ditto for NAN. Nadi itself is only 42k, but Lautoka only 20km away is an additional 52k population, and NAN is of course Fiji's only major...

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3774

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

Maybe we should have a separate thread for otters, cubs, and bears. And I'm not necessarily talking about the airplane types too! (although, is there a plane called the bear??)

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 4961

Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Living in Juneau, Alaska - with its population of 35,000 and regional population not nearly that much - I've always been interested as to why/how Alaska Airlines maintains so much service here, especially with 737s. When Alaska first got the E175s, many of us in town thought we'd get these jets, but...

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by usxguy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN

Everytime I see Singapore Airlines in a.net, I twitch and recall all the threads about the GLORIOUS Singapore Airline posts (poster with that name). Wonder where s/he has ventured off to?

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by usxguy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3774

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

And Growlr.

Don't forget that "Corvus" is somehow part of the same group.

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by usxguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13279

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

https://www.facebook.com/james.older.5

And in his post to the Drone FB group, he says "found the SD card", so I'm assuming maybe the drone was affected by the plane, somehow and crashed.
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well, here's the guy's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/james.older.5

And in his post to the Drone FB group, he says "found the SD card", so I'm assuming maybe the drone was affected by the plane, somehow and crashed.

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by usxguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 4187

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

I think Alaska is gonna want to take a break for a year or two after they complete the assimilation of VX. That alone is causing plenty of headaches and new opportunities for Alaska to focus (and hopefully capitalize on). A B6/AS link up could very well happen - but it would have to roll out, again,...

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 8957

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

Well, this is a good move by Southwest, although not a popular one on this website. HA is shuffling their transpac fleet between A321/B763/A330; AS and VX haven't yet started adding flights from SFO/LAX (which I suspect we'll see KOA and/or LIH from either or both); AS and HA have already done a lot...

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop start selling flights
Replies: 32
Views: 3888

Re: Swoop start selling flights

Wingtips56 wrote:
usxguy wrote:
how does one say Swoop in french?

Maybe "Joon", or something else nonsensical.


Lets form an airline and call it "FLY".

may as well start using all the adjectives.

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by usxguy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop start selling flights
Replies: 32
Views: 3888

Re: Swoop start selling flights

how does one say Swoop in french?

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by usxguy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10800

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

n7371f, Alaska had the Insight Group (variety of frequent flyers, corporate contracts, and some employees) were able to sample about 9 seats, I believe. The 2 or 3 that were narrowed down were then tested with a smaller group in a fake-airline environment but to try to stimulate how a traveler would...

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by usxguy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22354

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Delta requires that a vet / doctor uses their form now.

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10800

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

No, but still roomier. When you fly a lot, you *do* notice. I mean, who is going to complain about a 1 inch difference, unless, you are American. Oh wait, the entire world did. Pitch in F UA 319 - 37 320 - 39 73G - 38 738 - 37 739 - 37 753 - 38 Alaska's seat will beat all of United's domestic narrow...

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