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by usxguy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 1792

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

I miss the A v B. Seems to come up anytime a plane gets trashed.

Didn't we even have some Antonov V Tupelov threads way way back in the day? :P

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by usxguy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 1792

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Well the founder is from Sweden, but a huge majority of his audience was in fact, from North America. I'd think a "US" forum and a "rest of the world" would further segregate things, and not sure it would result in more lively discussions, but actually the opposite. The OAG threa...

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by usxguy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare
Replies: 28
Views: 6610

Re: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare

What's interesting is that I think Copa is doing something different with some of their "long range" 737-800s with the super-Business class seats; I have flown CM a number of times to both SCL & EZE from PTY and those planes were absolutely packed. Was also shocked my seatmate on EZE-P...

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by usxguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts
Replies: 42
Views: 8492

Re: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts

I doubt it. The parks opened like 2 days after the storm passed. Not much damage in Orlando except for some trees down. I think Jeane/Francis in 2004/2005 did more damage and they were "weaker" storms.

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by usxguy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP
Replies: 17
Views: 3440

Re: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP

um... doesn't Mokulele still have like 8 flights a day between MKK & OGG, along with a daily MKK/JHM. And Makani Kai with like 5 flights a day?

drama much:?

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by usxguy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage tug and plane collide at CLT
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: Baggage tug and plane collide at CLT

Plane is probably totaled :P Bag cart may have a scratch on it.

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by usxguy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49147

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Update on the Keys as of this afternoon:

Key West and Marathon airports are available for emergency flights only. Reports that American Airlines will have flights landing in Key West on Thursday and Friday are FALSE.

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by usxguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

well, Wingo is owned/managed by Copa, :P

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by usxguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49147

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Update from the Florida Keys Emergency Management team: Note the part about the airports Please understand these steps are vitally important to our reopening of the chain of islands. For those who aren't that familiar, the Keys are a chain of small islands connected together by 42 bridges that span ...

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by usxguy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian hacker arrested for hacking into AA, LH and SN websites and getting "free tickets"
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: Belgian hacker arrested for hacking into AA, LH and SN websites and getting "free tickets"

he broke into myIDtravel. This was just discussed today at the myIDtravel annual meeting in Germany. So it was non-rev flight bookings he was "stealing"? I don't know if this is the same person, but we were told today that someone had tried for a very long time to break the code and event...

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by usxguy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian hacker arrested for hacking into AA, LH and SN websites and getting "free tickets"
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: Belgian hacker arrested for hacking into AA, LH and SN websites and getting "free tickets"

he broke into myIDtravel. This was just discussed today at the myIDtravel annual meeting in Germany.

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by usxguy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7237

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

Point about BB was the fact they're doing their best to make SJU work as a 'hub' and connect the markets. But they are still struggling.

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by usxguy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23756

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Still no. I worked for Mokulele for 10 years and even offered some solutions for the airport; shot them all down. The absolute easiest is putting MW and WP at opposite ends of the Overseas Terminal where the Diamond Head / EWA concourses start. Plenty of room if you alter 1 "ramp safety zone&qu...

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by usxguy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23756

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

There is a gate shortage at HNL, otherwise DOT wouldnt be panicking over where to stick Mokulele & IslandAir.

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by usxguy
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 8150

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

Increased ops in CVG/MKE/IND point to some more collaboration with Funjet and Apple Vacations; which run significant charter operations out of MKE with nods in IND/CVG. Funjet and Apple Vacations don't operate in IND, only CVG and MKE. Its been a while for me! I just assumed Apple East was still do...

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by usxguy
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 8150

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

Increased ops in CVG/MKE/IND point to some more collaboration with Funjet and Apple Vacations; which run significant charter operations out of MKE with nods in IND/CVG.

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by usxguy
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7237

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

If SJU was doing any good, then Seaborne would be doing A LOT better than they are now...

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by usxguy
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23756

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Alaska hasn't been adding new Hawaiian markets in a while, United just upgauged a lot of flying, and you have HA adding 32B's to their fleet -- so not sure where there's much room for more growth. This might be one of WN's worst mistakes if they enter Hawai'i.

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15292

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

I'm quite aware of the charter business - I was Dir of Sales of one of the oldest airlines in the world for years and worked with charter brokers on a regular basis, as well as made friends with many at charter airlines. And many of those contacts are still very high up in the charter world. The lar...

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15292

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

Where do some of you get the basis that "F" is "worthless" on the charter operator scenes? You do realize that Apple Vacations uses Alaska for a LOT of flying... and of course those are in the "horrible, aweful, useless" F/Y+/Y configurations. I mean, come on... why on ...

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by usxguy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela
Replies: 37
Views: 7009

Re: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela

Ive also filled up 2 passports, and Im already on my 10th page of a 1 year old passport, so... I guess you are right in that what I say is completely rediculous. Its not like my ex is an Argentine or anything and would fly down twice a month and take 1+ hours just in the first line....

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by usxguy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has already tried the all-inclusives; it doesn't work under the PR/US labor laws and food safety laws. Even Hyatt hasn't torn down the old Dorado Beach hotel - its clearly visible when you stay at the Hyatt timeshare property located right next to it. In fact, if you swim in the pool, yo...

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by usxguy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela
Replies: 37
Views: 7009

Re: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela

the immigration lines at SCL definitely suck, but not quite as bad as EZE. Although EZE has 3 separate lines, it seems the mercosur line is always the fastest to process a long queue. I'd hate to be there when the CCS flight lands!

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Ive flown F on AA (revenue) MIA/LAX a few times, including twice on the 77W. F is indeed Flagship First service, with access to the FF checkin on both ends, and Flagship Lounge access (is MIA completed yet?). So at least this one flight is considered "premium". My other flights on 737-800/...

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by usxguy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA 763 LIH-LAX emerg. landing in ITO
Replies: 24
Views: 7127

Re: HA 763 LIH-LAX emerg. landing in ITO

276 passengers + crew on a 767, holy moly. I didn't realize they got that many onboard.

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR temporarily suspends CCS
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: AR temporarily suspends CCS

the next "available" seat for sale is 17 AUG CCSPTY on CM 220 at 501AM.... ouch. Even AA is super duper hard to find available seats. I bet these flights AU levels are right at capacity. I can't imagine what an overbooking situation would look like.

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's A319 Legroom?
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: AA's A319 Legroom?

Including the LUS A319s? or are those all gone?

I've only been upfront on the AA/(L)US A319s, so I can't speak about what its like in back. I did like the smaller F cabin.

Can you try to purchase a Main Cabin Extra seat?

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR temporarily suspends CCS
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: AR temporarily suspends CCS

Maduro is running out of countries to piss off. Lets hope he doesn't annoy the Panamanians. Seems like they have the most "usable" lift to and from CCS for the Americas right now.

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 7902

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

I'd have to lean on the fact Copa is getting a super premium on their flights (which I couldn't find ANY availability for the next week or so CCS-PTY) that CM will remain as long as they can in CCS & MAR. I guess it will depend on the Panama-Venezuela political relationship as well, as Panama ha...

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA plane rear-ends car in Russia
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: GA plane rear-ends car in Russia

on dashboard cam on the plane?

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by usxguy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 7902

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

Well so far nothing changed in Sabre.

PTY-CCS
852am
1204pm
1159pm

The 1159pm has "subject to gvt approval" on it.

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by usxguy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?
Replies: 37
Views: 6389

Re: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?

I'm not sure I'd compare Icelandair and WOW. If you look at the Seattle schedules for Icelandair, it seems those 757s spend a LOT of time on the ground in SEA. ICE681 lands in SEA at 5:45PM-ish, and turns to ICE 682 or 684, one leaves at 9:15AM the next day or 4:00PM. I'm not sure this is for mainte...

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by usxguy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to commence mainline service to Central Illinois airports
Replies: 33
Views: 5762

Re: Rumor: United to commence mainline service to Central Illinois airports

well it isn't unheard of. American Airlines used to fly Fokker 100s between SPI and ORD back in the 90s.

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by usxguy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 330's PHL-MCO/MIA
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

Re: AA 330's PHL-MCO/MIA

I did some checking in Sabre and the typical routes that LUS would fly the A330s on in the winter don't seem to appear. Could only find one on PHL/SJU and PHL/SFO.

then again, I believe they won't have anything 'solid" until 90 days out.

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by usxguy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska Airlines Redeye First Class LAX - BWI
Replies: 22
Views: 10286

Re: Alaska Airlines Redeye First Class LAX - BWI

Good write up... In the Alaska Lounge, you can have mixed cocktails free of charge as well. they will also typically swap out soups if you are there long enough. Also, your tablet can be flipped upside down and hung from the seatback. Makes things easier when its at your line of sight. for meals, I'...

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by usxguy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir leaving all Non-EAS cities in the lower 48
Replies: 44
Views: 5308

Re: PenAir leaving all Non-EAS cities in the lower 48

ViaAir, with Embraer 120s and 145s, has been having a hellofa time in their EAS markets as well.

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by usxguy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 21514

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

Doesn't Delta control 49% of Virgin Atlantic, including having some managerial say in the operations? *that* might have a lot to do with this...

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by usxguy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200
Replies: 36
Views: 8830

Re: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200

would be interesting to see an apples to apples comparison of the AA widebody fleet --- (F) C / Y+ / Y seating vs cargo capabilities vs range/fuel.

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by usxguy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR temporarily suspends CCS
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: AR temporarily suspends CCS

So that leaves Copa, American, Santa Barbara Airlines, and Air Europa ? Anyone else...

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by usxguy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR temporarily suspends CCS
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: AR temporarily suspends CCS

Copa seems to be full for the next few weeks - I didn't see anything higher than C1 / Y1 in Sabre for CCSPTY

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 74
Views: 10716

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

PenAir has quite a few Saabs.

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug
Replies: 40
Views: 8487

Re: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug

the plane has to be accepted by Delta, onboarded into the company systems, and then added to the Ops Specs (FAA). that typically means it needs to be on U.S. soil first.

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 74
Views: 10716

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

Sami has been there a while. However, their Chairman has been replaced.

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by usxguy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats
Replies: 10
Views: 4950

Re: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats

the LUS A330-200/300ss are already the most spacious Y cabin across the Atlantic - the forward cabin already has 33-34" seat pitch.

well, I guess no more.

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by usxguy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA upgauge MIA-HAV to an A330 on at least one flight?
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: Could AA upgauge MIA-HAV to an A330 on at least one flight?

widebodies have flown MIA/HAV before, so who knows!

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by usxguy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 8525

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

actually I'm hearing Horizon is having a FEW issues with the E175s as well. It was reported on Flyertalk that last week only 2 of the 6 QX E175s were flying that day.

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by usxguy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 9249

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

I thought United started all Europe services with 767-200s?

And ORD couldn't be brought into the mix until Bermuda II was done away with..

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by usxguy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 11624

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; HA Drops OAK-OGG; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

Regarding Bahamasair & St. Vincent service: I believe that the UK Commonwealth nations function the same way the EU does; in that each commonwealth nation may fly between others. It is odd, since September/October are super low season for the Bahamas and Caribbean.

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at TPA - chance of going mainline?
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: LH at TPA - chance of going mainline?

why aren't the US unions jumping all over this? An airline using CHEAPER cockpit & cabin crews is AGAINST THE LAW!! </sarcasm>

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 9249

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

United's international reach was Canada & Mexico, I believe, until the Pan Am Pacific acquisition in the 1980s...

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