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by citationjet
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't museums let you in the cockpits of the planes they have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1231

Re: Why don't museums let you in the cockpits of the planes they have?

If you left everyone crawl thru a cockpit on their own, after a period of time you will have damaged cockpit seats, broken knobs, switches, and levers as everyone tries to play with every switch and knob in the cockpit. Even worse, you will have people who would deface, scratch their initials in pan...

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Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86737

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

By the way, is there a reason your posts are always done with strange line breaks splitting up sentences? It makes a tiny post take up a lot of room and also displays strangely - what I've quoted even has a scroll bar. I take special care to arrange my sentences in that manner It’s all quite delibe...

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by citationjet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86737

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Bald1983 wrote:
Heard it was not at a gate.

He taxied out of the cargo area, according to the ATC communication between the tower and another commercial aircraft on the ground who witnessed the takeoff.

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by citationjet
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 79
Views: 11148

Re: B-747SP

I just checked the October of 1979 Braniff timetable on Departed Flights and they list the LAX-HKG flights as 2 stop through HNL and GUM. I don't know if they ever operated nonstop between LAX and HKG, but the SP certainly had the legs to do that. I just checked my January 7, 1980 BN timetable. LAX...

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 79
Views: 11148

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

LY777 wrote:
What was the SP range? How long could it fly nonstop?


5,830 nmi (10,800 km; 6,710 mi)
Google is your friend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747SP

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 79
Views: 11148

Re: B-747SP

The highest altitude a subsonic jet has ever flown at is 45000ft which is the altitude record for the 747SP. Commercial flights usually don't go above 41000ft. That statement is not true at all. Many "subsonic jets" are certified to operate above 45,000 ft. There are numerous business jet...

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 79
Views: 11148

Re: B-747SP

Why did Braniff International buy 2 frames of the SP's back in the late '70's? I know they were trying to start up a Pacific network, but their flights stopped in HNL on the way to HKG, so not sure why they needed the range. "Braniff took delivery of two Boeing 747SPs (Special Performance) in ...

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by citationjet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45947

Re: AeroMexico AC Down 7/31/2018

PatrickZ80 wrote:
I wouldn't call this intact.

The empennage (vertical and horizontal stabilizers) look undamaged. The fuselage aft of the aft pressure bulkhead suffered very little damage.

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by citationjet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Longitude Cert?
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Citation Longitude Cert?

Cessna is needing the final Garmin software load. Function and Reliability (F&R) flight testing should start soon, and takes about 2 weeks. System Safety analysis is not yet completed. There are numerous certification documents to be completed and submitted to the FAA for approval. My best guess...

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by citationjet
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manufacture test flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Manufacture test flights?

Cessna in Wichita does almost all of their Citation and Caravan flight testing in Wichita. Runway water ingestion testing was always done in Roswell, NM.

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by citationjet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 4587

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

My first flight was a Braniff DC-3 in 1956.

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by citationjet
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 33
Views: 6668

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

Interesting there is no inflight refueling bump on the nose in the rendering.

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by citationjet
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 5126

Re: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement

Most people don't realize it, but the inflight refueling requirement was ADDED during the bidding process to the current 747-200 AF1 project. During the original AF1 bidding proposal process, the 747-200 was competing with the DC-10 for AF-1. The DC-10 didn't meet the range requirement and the 747 d...

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by citationjet
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3808

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

I think there is confusion on what time period is being considered. The OP is discussing Oct 29 and on. Many others are discussing current flights.

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by citationjet
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier
Replies: 29
Views: 2136

Re: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier

Question for the OP. Do you mean airports with only one airline that has international flights out of that airport? What if a second airline (that also has international service at other airports) serves only domestic routes at that same airport - does that count?

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...
Replies: 34
Views: 7247

Re: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...

Any flight with even a single passenger, revenue or not, is required to have a FAR minimum flight attendant crew. They were probably there but just didn't provide any inflight service. I know for a fact that there were no flight attendants on board. Also, we were allowed to take turns sitting in th...

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...
Replies: 34
Views: 7247

Re: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...

Is it common to make such long non revenue ferry flights for maintenance? Back in the 1970's, when Braniff had only 1 747 (N601BN) at the time, they would ferry the 747 from DAL to LAX for maintenance. They would let Braniff employees and their families non-rev on the flight. The flight would board...

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by citationjet
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that allow last minute name changes?
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Airlines that allow last minute name changes?

If you are part of a group contracted booking (10 or more passengers traveling on the same itinerary) most US airlines allow names changes (with a fee) up to 24 to 72 hours prior to departure. This time period is defined in the group contract with the airline, and how it is written.

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 28043

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Were they built under the watchful of government security? I somewhat suspect they were. Yes, they were modified in a special hanger built for the program in Wichita, KS. Even though I worked on the AF1 program for a few months, I was never allowed access to the hanger that housed the planes. I did...

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 28043

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

[code][/code] The two current Air Force One aircraft have inflight refueling capability, and retrofitting these already built aircraft for inflight refueling would take some real ripping and refitting to be sure. The current AF1 (747-200) had to be retrofitted after it came off the production line t...

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 28043

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

That was how the current AF1 was completed; the current AF1 (747-200) required 18 months of retrofitting to achieve the final configuration. Two standard 747-200 new build planes were built on the line in Seattle, and flown to Boeing Wichita for modifications (inflight refueling, electronics, wiring...

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by citationjet
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 9819

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

Do both airlines still run those "sweeper" flights that fly a longer square shaped pattern over the US in case they are needed to fill extra capacity or a plane goes technical? I remember some routings that followed the "square" states borders in some strange patterns. FedEx fli...

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by citationjet
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Older aircraft routes
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Re: Older aircraft routes

Two websites that contain historical airline timetables come to mind. http://www.departedflights.com and http://www.timetableimages.com . You can select an airline's timetable for a particular date and see the routes by aircraft type. For instance, here is a link to Braniff's schedule for July 1968,...

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by citationjet
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a LCC flight gets cancelled..
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: When a LCC flight gets cancelled..

Southwest does not have agreements with other airlines. If their flight cancels, they cannot "rule 240" you onto any other airline.

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by citationjet
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Days of Braniff Documentary
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

Re: Final Days of Braniff Documentary

My parents were non-revs on the last flight that Braniff operated. Flight 502, N601BN, from HNL to DFW departed HNL May 12, 1982 and arrived DFW on May 13. This was the day AFTER Braniff declared bankruptcy. I still have the boarding passes from the flight. When they landed in DFW, there was no one ...

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by citationjet
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011-100 N910TE is getting closer to it's ferry flight to Kansas City
Replies: 56
Views: 19581

Re: L1011-100 N910TE is getting closer to it's ferry flight to Kansas City

He just flew over Wichita, Kansas, where I live. I looked for him with binoculars, but didn't see him.

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by citationjet
Wed May 24, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 64
Views: 10050

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

Why can we not have more transparent jetways so I can actually see the plane I am boarding! I love that most new airports in Asia at least are going for transparent jetways. In the US, fire codes have prevented their use. However they are being gradually lifted. That is true that fire codes are the...

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by citationjet
Thu May 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Salvageable B-29 in China Lake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3961

Re: Salvageable B-29 in China Lake?

According to those I know who worked on Doc here in Wichita, there are no more salvageable B-29s left in the world.

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by citationjet
Thu May 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?
Replies: 54
Views: 6898

Re: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?

Looking back over history, especially as I sadly watch the 747 dwindle away, I am curious why the 747 worked so well for Pan Am, United and Northwest, Braniff but not American Airlines, Delta and Eastern? America West also had the 747 for a brief period. It did not work out well for them either. Th...

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by citationjet
Mon May 01, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On US Domestic flights is curtain between F and Y used?
Replies: 33
Views: 4432

Re: On US Domestic flights is curtain between F and Y used?

Similarly, I find it funny that UA gate areas have red carpets for Priority Zones 1 & 2 boarding.
Then they move the rope for Zones 3 and up boarding and do not use the red carpet.

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by citationjet
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 14487

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

The FA in the article has only been in the business for 4 years. The attitudes and service levels of US airlines has been below that of most foreign carriers for much longer than 4 years. I have flown many foreign carriers, and have noticed the difference in service levels for the past 20 years. Air...

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by citationjet
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Sorry You did not read my post right It was for Departures East of DFW . You never mentioned "east of DFW" in your post. Since you now say you were referring to departures east of DFW, did you see my statistics for flights from Newark and Atlanta in my Reply #75? There have been no divers...

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by citationjet
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

ILUVDC10S wrote:
AA 767/A-300 BOS-LHR ONCE and would NEVER do it again The plane seemed to struggle to complete the flight-That sent me a message I


Would you please elaborate on how the plane "seemed to struggle to complete the flight"? Please be specific in your description.

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by citationjet
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

I was wanted where I was going to be hired at And yes I would have made a huge difference in the business guess you will never know now will you . I am doing quite well where I am at now thank you very much. Even the Manager who wanted to hire me at NWA said you are what we need here and said that ...

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by citationjet
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Also shocking that I was the first to bring up UA 1516 here on Airliners hmm. Maybe the reason no one brought it up is because it happens many times per week worldwide. See link below for search results of "engine shut down in flight" as reported by Aviation Herald. You will see that it i...

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by citationjet
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Many of the 767/777/330's are taking weight penalties westbound Mainland to HNL and having to do fuel stops on the west coast before the Pacific . Delta flight 837 flies daily from ATL to HNL, and is an A330-300. According to flightaware.com, it has successfully operated everyday since December 25,...

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by citationjet
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Try this one on for size okay : United Flight 1516 bound for Houston, Texas, from Liberia, Costa Rica, because of the engine problem on the Boeing 737-800. Engine failure due to overheating ! Over the Gulf of Mexico From a Passenger perspective :One of my plane's engines overheated over the ocean. ...

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by citationjet
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Regarding UA 1516, I will wait for more drains from a
Credible aviation source like Aviation Herald.
I don't want to rely on Jody Genessey, a passenger
Who is a radio disc jockey who posted some
Excited Tweets.

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by citationjet
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Ericalandria76 There is no such requirement for flights between Two continents to have 3 or more engines. You do realize that twin engine airlines have been Crossing the Atlantic and Pacific for decades? Also, in this particular UA 1516 incident, both Costa Rica and Houston are both on the same Cont...

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by citationjet
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12441

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Do you have a source for this instance? The quote from a passenger may not be very accurate or reliable. I have looked for this instance on Aviation Herald, but could not find it.

This thread is about "airline's" remorse with going with twin engines, not passenger's remorse.....

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by citationjet
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 60
Views: 23423

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

How do I post photos that I have on my PC directly into a forum thread?

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by citationjet
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969
Replies: 49
Views: 4712

Re: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969

longhauler wrote:
BN502, flown by N601BN on May12/13 arriving at DFW in the morning of May 13, 1982 was the last revenue flight of the first iteration of Braniff.


My parents were non-revs on that flight. I still have their boarding passes.

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by citationjet
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969
Replies: 49
Views: 4712

Re: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969

I don't believe that Braniff ever flew to HNL except from DAL during regulation. I remember non-revving to HNL on the 707-320 from Dallas Love Field. Braniff had two flights departing about 45 minutes apart on that route some times of the year. I have a set of first class and coach seat map sticker ...

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by citationjet
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6923

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

All of the 737 fuselages (except the first few)
were and currently are built in Wichita, Kansas
and shipped by train to Boeing Seattle.
I am not sure how many of the early fuselages were built in Seattle, but I believe to be a dozen or two.

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by citationjet
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are These On The 747(classic) Wing Tips?
Replies: 23
Views: 12971

Re: What Are These On The 747(classic) Wing Tips?

For me, the VC-10 has the most elegant and stylish tail, especially in BOAC colors.

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by citationjet
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 21075

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

ICT has one MD80 flight per day from DFW. It overnights in ICT.

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by citationjet
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new destinations
Replies: 30
Views: 6252

Re: Alaska Airlines new destinations

ICT is getting AS service to SEA starting next month.
Have already booked travel in May for the flight.

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the American flag
Replies: 24
Views: 7458

Re: AA and the American flag

I agree, the discussion of "flag carrier" is an A.net discussion item that comes up often. Search on "flag carrier".

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