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by TVNWZ
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9113

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

So far from this thread I have learned from the pilots: 1) Norwegian's employment scheme here will fail because no self respecting US pilot will want to work there. And if they do they are scabs and will be ostracized deliberately by US airlines forever.. 2) Norwegian might succeed and all tens of ...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9113

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

So far from this thread I have learned from the pilots: 1) Norwegian's employment scheme here will fail because no self respecting US pilot will want to work there. And if they do they are scabs and will be ostracized deliberately by US airlines forever.. 2) Norwegian might succeed and all tens of t...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 5477

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

asteriskceo wrote:
WN needs to focus on improving their product.


They can tie their shoes and chew gum at the same time.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do US Carriers adjust catering based on route?
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: Do US Carriers adjust catering based on route?

I fly DL FC a lot. I have had many burgers. It is one of the better meals and is actually pretty good.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18983

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

This is not a zero sum game. For every miffed VX flyer who goes to UA (funny in itself) there could be three others who like the new AS look and start to fly the airline.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget
Replies: 37
Views: 5823

Re: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget

I have zero faith in the government's ability to privatize anything correctly anymore. Especially with a president (and other white house and congressional officials) with all kinds of business ties. I don't see how we can privatize something while maximizing public interest. There are countries th...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11165

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

EAS is a tool politicians use to get votes in those communities. Pork. And, of course, we hate someone else's pork, but love pork that helps us.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 841
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: TWA 841

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990 ... attendants
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Here's an old article from the Chicago Tribune. At the end it states he returned to TWA. Some crew refused to fly with him and he was promoted to the 747.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990 ... attendants

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by TVNWZ
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7319

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

jetskipper wrote:

Green Bay is the smallest NFL market, but an obvious anomaly with a history.


You have to figure Milwaukee market when comparing Packer's market.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 107
Views: 11361

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

This could easily have been a terrible tragedy. Lucky.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sovereign airlines, the movie "Magnum Force"
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Sovereign airlines, the movie "Magnum Force"

And you will probably tell me there is no TGA airline and no Golden Argosy flight either....:)

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience
Replies: 66
Views: 7484

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

http://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa-cuba ... he/2314255

Last time I went flight was about 95% full. Only a couple of open seats each way.
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Tampa appears to be an exception for Southwest..

http://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa-cuba ... he/2314255

Last time I went flight was about 95% full. Only a couple of open seats each way.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA new rental car facility issue
Replies: 19
Views: 2660

Re: TPA new rental car facility issue

I agree about Lopano. The airport was one of the easiest to get in and out of. The car rental facility was quick and easy. Now it will be time consuming and confusing. Vanity.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA new rental car facility issue
Replies: 19
Views: 2660

Re: TPA new rental car facility issue

An un-need Billion dollar project turning into a boondoggle. Who would have guessed? This whole rental car, train from station is completely un necessary. It is just a vanity project for the airport director. IMHO.

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by TVNWZ
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
Replies: 58
Views: 1805

Re: Airports as Movie Locations

Up in the Air (yeah obvious) I remember annoying me because it clearly used the McNamara Terminal at DTW for a loyal AA flyer. (I can't remember what city he was supposed to be in) Needless to say there were plenty of airports in that movie. I think only three, DTW being one. STL was used most exte...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
Replies: 58
Views: 1805

Re: Airports as Movie Locations

SFO. I think one of the best is "Bullitt". The action around the airport runways and screaming engines is often forgotten because of the car chase scene. But the airport Chase is almost as exciting.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA leader leaves for UA
Replies: 29
Views: 6918

Re: Another AA leader leaves for UA

It's incredulous that AA doesn't have their major management officers sign noncompete agreements. In many cases non competes are only as strong as the paper they're printed on. No competes at the highest level we are talking about are very different than lower level no competes. At the very senior ...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Labor upset at the NEW American...
Replies: 37
Views: 5440

Re: Labor upset at the NEW American...

Nobody is ever happy. Workers want bigger raises. Managers want even bigger raises and bonuses. The BOD and investors want bigger returns. Each wants it on the backs of the other. Pattern bargaining means there will be times you will be at the top--if you are the first to negotiate. And their will b...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders
Replies: 166
Views: 26554

Re: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders

Wonder if the deal they make to unload what they don't want back to the lease company might..just might..include substituting in a trade for some Boeing product?

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 20734

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Go into your boss and tell him you are going to help out one of your big competitors by giving him a piece of equipment that will get him back in service. Add that you think it would be childish, immature, and morally bankrupt if you don't and he should consider that when making his decision. Get ba...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi prince bought ticket for 80 hawks
Replies: 20
Views: 5865

Re: Saudi prince bought ticket for 80 hawks

Any Hawks demanding to sit in first class?

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United retires ual.com domain.
Replies: 34
Views: 6448

Re: United retires ual.com domain.

nwa.com gets you right to delta.com

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 151
Views: 20259

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

The future is going to wireless personal devices. Watching on tablets and laptops is skyrocketing at homes for everyday viewing, even it people have televisions. AA is actually more cutting edge. Seat back TV's will become just like Blockbuster stores. I take my grandson to lots of places. iPad and ...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin
Replies: 132
Views: 8068

Re: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin

I think the only fair way to price tickets is by weight. Since the weight carried around affects what it costs the airline to operate, the most fair and efficient way would be prices for total weight. You weigh 200 pounds and want to carry 100 pounds of luggage/carry on then your fare is $300 for a ...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No Meal Service on DL ATL-SFO in F?
Replies: 57
Views: 8153

Re: No Meal Service on DL ATL-SFO in F?

There is only Anet ambiguity. The DL site says meals up till 8. The flight is after eight. The booking statement for the flight that leaves after 8pm says refreshments. There is no mention of meals and that conforms with the time provisions. Pretty uniform and unambiguous to me.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL To End Walk Up And Phone Ticketing Fees!
Replies: 14
Views: 2289

Re: RE: DL To End Walk Up And Phone Ticketing Fees!

I doubt too many people are booking over the phone or at the airport these days. . Well, the airport counter is always packed. What are these guys doing? And there are a lot of ticket purchases that DL requires a call to complete. (GUC/RUCs as an example.) Simplistic travel is one theing, complicat...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 30493

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

In the beginning the controller instructions were very clear and precise. They were --for whatever reason--said back to the controller but ignored. This went on for several interchanges. She did not break nomenclature until it was apparent he was dangerously screwing up by not following her instruct...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 3840

Re: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

It's interesting that when the media cursory reports something we say they are shallow and sensationalistic. But if they take their time, gather statistics, and look into details over an extended period of time they are accused of "rehashing."

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by TVNWZ
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 3840

Re: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

Isn't this just a rehash of similar articles? Why didn't they report at least one event that happened in the last 16 months? Not rehash. But a look at what was ultimately done about the events over time. And the lack of action by the FAA. What got me was the chilling specific examples that were new.

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by TVNWZ
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 3840

Re: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

So, at this point, either Allegiant is safe and somebody has an ax to ground against the company, or the FAA is beholden to Allegiant and unable to perform the job of keeping the airline safe. I'm going to have to go for the first one until Allegiant has a serious accident. If we believe #2 is true...

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by TVNWZ
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 3840

Re: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

G4 has a hub at PIE. And the airline has had several negative events occur here. The Times has a long history of strong, hard hitting investigations.

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by TVNWZ
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 3840

Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/i ... own-plane/
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Another tough article from the Tampa Bay Times describing lax oversight by Allegiant and the FAA. Heavily documented.

http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/i ... own-plane/

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by TVNWZ
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Announces Florida Intrastate Routes
Replies: 23
Views: 4401

Re: Elite Airways Announces Florida Intrastate Routes

Any TLH service to south or central Florida would have to depend a lot on government business and travel. It will be interesting to see if 7Q can make that work.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba Demand Struggles to Meet Expectations, The Latest Victim
Replies: 38
Views: 6993

Re: Cuba Demand Struggles to Meet Expectations, The Latest Victim

Delta Vacations has added Havana to its offerings. Traffic should pick up as more and more airlines and travel agencies offer package deals and the charter company influence wains. We are so conditioned that Cuba is off limits, and the present political realities perpetrate that so reluctance contin...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops
Replies: 86
Views: 12904

Re: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops

bubbajet wrote:
I'm confused as to why this is a topic of discussion.

This happens every day, everywhere in the world, a scheduled non-stop flight makes an unscheduled stop for fuel.

Move along. Nothing to see here.


Made you look. And comment.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20199

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

It's done. Alaska Air Group closes acquisition of Virgin America, becomes the 5th largest U.S. airline And: No decisions regarding the Virgin America brand have been made. Alaska plans to continue to operate the Virgin America fleet with its current name and product for a period of time while it co...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20199

Re: AS/VX Deal to close 12/14

msycajun wrote:
I expect we'll see VX operating as-is for at least a year or two, if not more..

That might be wishful thinking. VX is very small there is no upside to keeping it as is. I expect it to be absorbed fairly fast.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 8682

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

Like it or not, even the President of the USA, or a self proclaimed master negotiator, He may be good at negotiating. But believe me, when negotiating a contract such as this, these negotiator go in to such minute details that it fries the brain. I don't believe that Mr. Trump will ever want to get...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 8682

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

I don't think the 4B figure is accurate. My understanding is it is more like $2B for two aircraft--not one--with spare engines, parts, training etc. There are added expense of defense systems, refueling systems, secret hush-hush systems that probably drive up the price even more. As we saw in 911 wi...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American rolls back secondary Cuba even more
Replies: 14
Views: 2955

Re: American rolls back secondary Cuba even more

Or until the tour operators roll up shop. They are still going strong.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilots approve new contract
Replies: 43
Views: 4321

Re: DL Pilots approve new contract

Wrong. More than 50% of the pilots are the US3 are maxed out on the payscale. By 2025 it will be less than 15%. Do the math on that for me. 35% fewer pilots will not max out over the next 8 years? Is there some sort of hiring bubble 20 years ago? Seems with the 65 year old retirement ago more pilot...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba Demand Struggles to Meet Expectations, The Latest Victim
Replies: 38
Views: 6993

Re: Cuba Demand Struggles to Meet Expectations, The Latest Victim

One thing missing from the discussion are the various tour operations and flights. They are still there and going strong. I just dropped off a couple this morning at TPA. They didn't want to wait for the flights to start. And the week in Cuba looked like fun to them. (And it is.) The JetBlue charter...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic
Replies: 32
Views: 5911

Re: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic

I think people have to keep in mind it's still not that easy for the average American to go to Cuba. Their are still restrictions. Once all the restrictions have fallen in perhaps another year or so, I predict it'll be the hot spot of the Caribbean. It is extremely easy to go to Cuba. You just have...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prince William's visit to Hanoi
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Prince William's visit to Hanoi

I read somewhere that The King of The Netherlands likes to fly that plane. Maybe that's why they sent it there., so he could do that.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic
Replies: 32
Views: 5911

Re: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic

US service to Cuba is a long game and given slot allocation many carriers will be doing what they can to hold the slots while offering minimal seats. Precisely. Airlines are staking out their claim. Very long game. It is not the usual strategy. Any airline thinking that is foolish, and I don't thin...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic
Replies: 32
Views: 5911

Re: AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic

superjeff wrote:
How can you fill all these new seats when the market itself isn't open? It's not like anybody with a passport can just up and go from the US to Cuba; you have to meet various requirements (Not particularly difficult these days, but still. . . .).


Well you actually can do just that.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?
Replies: 26
Views: 6052

Re: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?

The reality is that Midwest Airlines is exactly what you are talking about (although I think the crew was unionized); before they decided to expand to the leisure market and start flying tourist to the west coast. I believe it was the mistake of acquiring aircraft and flying a lot of tourist to the...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Trump spend on Aviation Infrastructure?
Replies: 65
Views: 7766

Re: Where will Trump spend on Aviation Infrastructure?

The Senate president said yesterday that "infrastructure" was not on his agenda. Trump can say what he wants but he needs money from congress to do it. Spending for all that he has proposed is problematic. Would you please post a link to a credible source for ...."infrastructure"...

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