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by georgiabill
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 49
Views: 7618

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Could we see them try MXP-BOS-MXP in 2019 or 2020 after the 787'S start arriving perhaps 3x or 4x?

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by georgiabill
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Baseball Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: 2018 Baseball Predictions

If and when MLB decides to expand which cities might be considered? Does anyone think a team in Mexico might be considered? As for Montreal I think the best solution would be buying the Rays and moving them there. They would have natural rivalries with Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. For expan...

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by georgiabill
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future NHL Expansion Seattle, Quebec City?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Future NHL Expansion Seattle, Quebec City?

With the success of the Las Vegas Golden Knights this season and apparently a Seattle group stepping up with a 10,000,000.00 deposit on a NHL franchise upon completion of remodeling Key Arena or another proposed privately funded arena near Safeco Field. Seattle is obviously committed to having eithe...

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by georgiabill
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams

It appears Seattle has paid a fee of 10 million to NHL for a future expansion franchise. Hopefully when and if the NBA expands again Seattle will be one of the cities chosen. Does anyone think NBA might consider adding another team internationally? Perhaps Mexico City or Vancouver?

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by georgiabill
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Remembering Your Favorite Stadiums or Arenas
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Remembering Your Favorite Stadiums or Arenas

My thread on 2018 baseball predictions got me to thinking about some of the old baseball stadiums or arenas I have attended sporting events or concerts in over the years. Living in the northeast I am blessed and cursed to the extent of wishing for a Fenway 2 a new ballpark similar to the parks built...

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by georgiabill
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Baseball Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: 2018 Baseball Predictions

Runway28L as a life long Pirate fan I hate to see the Pirates again going into rebuild mode. I am hoping some of the young kids in the farm system step up big time. As far as ownership, is there local investors willing to step up and buy the team? Based on the ridiculous price paid for the Marlins h...

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by georgiabill
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tried any new craftbeers lately ?
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Tried any new craftbeers lately ?

Hopefully we will hear from Japanese forum posters on their growing craftbeer offerings.
Another excellent New Hampshire brewed IPA is made by Kelsen Brewing of Derry N.H. Big fan of their Battle Axe IPA.

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by georgiabill
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 19143

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

If NZ were to order additional 789'S would NZ consider opening routes from AKL-JNB,AKL-CPT,AKL-DEL,AKL-BOM or AKL-LIM. I doubt any of the routes I mentioned would operate anymore than 3x or 4x weekly frequencies if NZ were ever to operate them. Could the 787-10 serve NZ'S Asian routes without signif...

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by georgiabill
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Baseball Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 289

2018 Baseball Predictions

With MLB teams reporting for spring training this week I would like to hear your predictions for 2018. How your team or teams are shaping up for 2018 season. Do they need to make a trade or trades. Sign a free agent or agents. Do you expect your team to compete for a world series title. First off as...

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by georgiabill
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tried any new craftbeers lately ?
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Tried any new craftbeers lately ?

As a fan of craftbeers especially IPA'S. I like to try support the local craftbeers. Here in New Hampshire over the last 6 months or so I have tried several several. For those of you in the N.H. area and you a fan of locally produced craftbeers may I suggest you try Able Ebenezer Brewing located 31 ...

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by georgiabill
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tried any new craftbeers lately ?
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Tried any new craftbeers lately ?

Sorry duplicate post

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by georgiabill
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 225
Views: 18901

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I am hoping to see WN restore MHT-DEN,MHT-FLL add MHT-RSW seasonal weekends. WN if MDW is getting maxed out restore MHT-BNA or a daily MHT-STL to replace adding another MHT-MDW flight. Being extremely wishful I would like WN add MHT-HOU.

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by georgiabill
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 14113

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I am hoping to see WN restore MHT-DEN,MHT-FLL add additional frequency MHT-MDW and start a seasonal MHT-RSW service. For a long shot I would like to see WN add MHT-HOU at some point.

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by georgiabill
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams

I am guessing one team per conference should NBA decide to expand. Seattle would be my choice for the western conference, but it looks like the fix is in for Las Vegas especially now all NBA teams will be fielding summer league teams there this summer. For the eastern conference I concur with St. Lo...

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by georgiabill
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions

Congrats to all eagle fans. Good game and eagles out played the pats in all areas of the game. Pats certainly have alot of negativity from press and fans concerning benching Butler.

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by georgiabill
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams

As a fan of the NBA I am hoping to see additional teams added in the next round of expansion. I am thinking two teams. It appears Las Vegas is on the short list of potential cities. Certainly the new arena and the initial support for the Knights in the NHL certainly makes an appealing case for Las V...

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by georgiabill
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Your 2018 Superbowl predictions

With the superbowl a little over 24 hours from being played. I would like to here your predictions. Mine(based on playoff results is not likely) New England Patriots 24-17 with Brady winning MVP for 5th time. I think shortly after the game Coach Belichek will announce he is retiring. Your predictions

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by georgiabill
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25402

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Any rumors of any new airline starting service at BOS in 2018. Still hoping to see either KE fly ICN-BOS-ICN or CI/BR fly TPE-BOS-TPE. I think KE is the most likely to commence service from BOS. IF EK was to restore 2nd daily flight to BOS do you think they would consider flying DXB-ATH-BOS-ATH-DXB ...

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by georgiabill
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 2945

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

I thought a L1011 was also being restored at MKC?

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by georgiabill
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20122

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Has WOW had any fuel diversions operating their A321'S to MIA or LAX yet?

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by georgiabill
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 18367

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

How would a pilot get qualified now to fly the Dc-8's?

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by georgiabill
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

I am hoping the new director will have the drive to try to shake up the status quo. There are under used gates and invest to turn 1 into a FIS facility. No I do not expect scheduled international services initially,but I could see seasonal charters to Mexico or Caribbean. Increase in advertising wou...

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by georgiabill
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single African Air Transport Market
Replies: 25
Views: 2974

Re: Single African Air Transport Market

Will Namibia join this accord? If so could we see Air Namibia growing and starting additional regional or long haul flights?

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by georgiabill
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

WMUR'S 11:00PM nightly news reported that Manchester's Airport Director is retiring on 02/28/2018 after 43 years in various airport management positions and 10 years as Manchester's director. A search will be launched for a new director. Hopefully the new director will be a little more proactive in ...

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by georgiabill
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who else will order the 787-10?
Replies: 19
Views: 4244

Re: Who else will order the 787-10?

I could see TK and LY ordering the 787-10 if it can fly without having payload hit on heavier demand routes like IST-JFK,IST-ORD, TLV-JFK.

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by georgiabill
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10002

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

My AA wish list would include MHT-ORD, MHT-MIA and a resumption of mainline MHT-PHL. Perhaps wishful thinking but could work.

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by georgiabill
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 5494

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Has Insel found investors? Avianca was reportedly interested at one point.

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by georgiabill
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 5813

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

When is FI scheduled to receive their first max?

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by georgiabill
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 13271

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Has Cebu decided on adding 77W"S to open North American routes? If so how many,bought or leased? If not are they looking at 787'S or A359'S or have the decided to hold off on North American route expansion?

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by georgiabill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 70
Views: 24385

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

Any chance of BA operating LGW-BOS-LGW to compete with DY? Perhaps 2019?

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by georgiabill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 10424

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

yochai, do you think there is any chance of LY ordering 77W'S or 77X'S for higher demand routes like TLV-JFK-TLV, TLV-LHR-TLV or would 787-10'S be more likely for higher demand routes?

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by georgiabill
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 275
Views: 30733

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I am hoping for MHT-FLL,MHT-TPA,MHT-RSW MHT-DTW,MHT-ORD on NK. Will it happen perhaps as NH economy grows, BOS becomes more crowded and other carriers at MHT continue to drop flights.

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by georgiabill
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations
Replies: 71
Views: 16808

Re: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations

Perhaps a stupid question. Assuming a large enough market could the 789 fly SYD-IST-SYD without payload restrictions. TK has talked about wanting service to Australia in the past but did not have a suitable aircraft for the route.

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by georgiabill
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 168879

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I am hoping now LA has announced GRU- BOS-GRU 4x service, could we see LP add LIM-BOS-LIM 3x making their service daily?

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by georgiabill
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8572

Re: 2018 77W Top Off Orders

With TK announcing orders for 3 77F'S to be delivered in 2018, I wonder if TK could top off their 77W fleet with 4-6 new frames as their passenger loads have rebounded? Reading the Iranian thread it appears IR is still planning on receiving their first 77W in April of 2018. When would assembly have ...

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by georgiabill
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8572

Re: 2018 77W Top Off Orders

I wonder if PR may order another 2 for North American route expansion or retire remaining A340'S sooner. If I remember correctly 5J was looking at ordering or leasing 77W'S to operate North American routes. Not sure if that is still planned. NZ perhaps 2 more replace older 772ER'S on routes where de...

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by georgiabill
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 309645

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

yochai how long does it take for the conversion to take place after arriving in TLV? How much does an average conversion cost assuming no major issues come up during checks and conversion?

Thanks for info that can be shared.

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by georgiabill
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8572

Re: 2018 77W Top Off Orders

I could see LY taking 4-6 77W'S for TLV-JFK-TLV and TLV-LHR-TLV and other higher demand flights. Could the 787-10 do TLV-JFK without taking a payload hit? I only ask as perhaps 787-10 would make more sense than buying end of line 77W'S.

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by georgiabill
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8572

2018 77W Top Off Orders

Boeing will need additional orders for the 77W to keep the line operating until 77X production ramps up. Which airlines are likely to take advantage of end of line pricing deals if any in 2018. I would expect any orders to be between 2 and 5 with perhaps a few options. In the U.S. I could see UA ord...

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by georgiabill
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19366

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

If EK considered resuming a 2nd DXB-BOS-BOS would greek government approve 5th freedom rights for them to do DXB-ATH-BOS-ATH-DXB 3 or 4 weekly service? Would there be suficent traffic to justify the service? Might be a way to bring back 2nd flight for EK.

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by georgiabill
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 157277

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Are those 737'S for Royal Air Maroc as well? Are they Max? If so 738'S Max?

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by georgiabill
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation History - Tupolev Tu 114 Rossiya
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Aviation History - Tupolev Tu 114 Rossiya

If I remember correctly a Tu-114 brought Nikita Krushchev from Moscow to Washington to meet with then President Eisenhower in the late 50'S before certified to fly passengers within the USSR.

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by georgiabill
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 70
Views: 23987

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

What is the status of CU'S Tu-204 and AN148 fleet? Are they still flying? Does CU still have any operational Yak42D'S?

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by georgiabill
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153012

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Perhaps for Indians fans heading out for spring training?

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by georgiabill
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 153012

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Perhaps for Indians fans heading out for spring training?

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by georgiabill
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 168879

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Has there been any rumors recently of KE or CI looking to start service between ICN-BOS-ICN or TPE-BOS-TPE? With CI getting A350'S and KE 787'S perhaps we will see one of them in BOS in the not to distant future.

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by georgiabill
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

I believe it is time for MHT to spend some money and promote the airport and it's flights. Management should be more pro active than reactive in their business decisions. MHT could be an excellent airport north of Boston to relieve growth strains BOS as would PVD from the south of BOS. Both MHT and ...

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by georgiabill
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

I think MHT is important to the growth of NH's economy. NH may not be home to a fortune 500 company,but has seen a growth in jobs. The millyard in Manchester has several hi tech startups and Bio medical research. I think the need for an airport will grow in the coming years. I think the state govern...

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by georgiabill
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21377

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Could the 787-10 do the Middle East,Australian routes for CX without taking a capacity hit? If so how much of a hit would it take? Just being curious could CX be looking at 787-10 for regional routes. I think airbus has the edge as they have a lot of A330 trained crews which transitioning over to A3...

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by georgiabill
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

I agree with tomaheath a second daily mainline to ATL would be a great add. I would gladly take a E-175 if mainline was not an option. A better option would be morning nonstop before 7:00AM, a midday nonstop, late afternoon early evening nonstop between MHT-ATL on DL . Even if all 3 flights were on ...

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