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by wedgetail737
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today
Replies: 14
Views: 3611

Re: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today

I don't think VS will have a problem earning their keep at SEA. I think people will be more willing to fly VS over DL on the SEA-LHR flight. What is SEA looking forward to for next year? Thomas Cook to MAN? Additional Norwegian destinations? Will Eurowings return next summer? Will Condor bring back ...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Yes...DL has been well-received here in SEA over the years. The Seattle economy is easy for AS and DL to co-exist. Still the only restriction with DL is gate space.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Ends Service to COS
Replies: 15
Views: 3440

Re: Alaska Airlines Ends Service to COS

I've noticed problems with QX over the summer. I've been intentionally booking flights on mainline AS flights, and not QX for now...unless I have to fly QX. I'm a little surprised at the discontinuation of COS. Yes...they could have put at a 737-700 on the route and I'm sure it would perform fine. B...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 39
Views: 4188

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

FAT had been trying to get WN since the Morris Air was merged into WN.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4392

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

I don't think we'll see anything of any new international announcements of real consequence until the new customs facility and terminal expansion nears completion. Just my 2 cents.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4392

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

HU makes these reductions seasonally anyway...just like cutbacks from KE and Asiana. The summer season here in SEA is much different than during the off-peak. The off-peak is mainly business travel, with the exception of the Holidays. It's the typical supply and demand of a very seasonal destination...

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by wedgetail737
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8222

Re: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI

IMO SEA-HKG still needs to mature a little bit, but it's come a long way, from being 2x weekly for W16, to 5x weekly W17 and W18, so it's known that it can do well in the off-season. So I think the market is doing fine, it just needs some seasonal adjustments, and I expect it to go daily for June, ...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8222

Re: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI

*MW BUR-SMX JAN 0>2 FEB 0>2 MAR 0>2 This seems pretty interesting. Does this mean the end of LAX-SMX or just supplemental service. According to your listing, LAX isn't ending. BR SEA-TPE JAN 1.5>1.4 FEB 1.6>1.4 I'm actually a bit surprised the morning flights to TPE have been around this long!

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by wedgetail737
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 22
Views: 4726

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

That's a Captain Obvious revelation. For a very short time, SEA did have 2X 77W's. That was after EK started DXB-FLL with the 77L. Otherwise, the morning flight into SEA were 77L's.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI starting 767 to SEA?
Replies: 19
Views: 2900

Re: FI starting 767 to SEA?

For a while during the Spring months, FI was alternating 757 and 767 on the SEA-KEF route.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2054

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

I'm sure some of those flights may become 767 flights...it's a year from now.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

I don't know why I haven't heard this before, but a temporary hardstand expansion with a hold room near Concourse D is expected to open next summer. Construction is beginning this month with an opening in the spring. The holdroom is between D and the street going to Ticketing, and looks quite moder...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 10574

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

I don't believe it. I heard on earlier threads that LH was struggling with the SJC-FRA flight loads. I think the route will be seasonal at best using A330-300's in the future. SJC is too small for their 747-400's, -8i's or A380's.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 8967

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Given the constant chatter about CX and SEA, I wonder if HX should beat them to the punch at that route. Their parent company, HU, is already well-established in SEA, and HX could get feed in SEA from AS to support the flight. That would be interesting since AS already has a codeshare agreement wit...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 8967

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

I wouldn't be surprised they would inaugurate service to SEA...if CX doesn't do it first.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda applies for LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 7072

Re: Garuda applies for LAX

Maybe Garuda will consider SEA or YVR later.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit
Replies: 34
Views: 5913

Re: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit

What's causing the shortage? Just supply and demand of pilots nationwide? Or are the Horizon pilots not happy for some reason?

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by wedgetail737
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

I heard a rumor about SEA gates after the IAF is completed in the Delta gates thread. Supposedly, in 2019, WN, UA, NK, B6, and F9 will move to S (maybe Sun Country as well, as they didn't mention them?) and Delta moves out of S. Here's basically how it would look: A: DL B: DL C: AS D: AA, AS N: AS ...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6063

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

I guess the 1X LAX-HAV is sufficient for AS.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 2770

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

AS' aggressive expansion has stepped on a lot of toes of much larger airlines. WN simply chose to take a pretty clear stand that it isn't giving up its leadership in California. Another thing to note is that though 2019 WN has many more aircraft coming online than AS, so WN can give AS hell if it w...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Footage of first SY flight to STS
Replies: 20
Views: 2389

Re: Footage of first SY flight to STS

They're still flying Q400s on PDX-OAK, which I expect would get E175 or mainline service before STS The OAK-PDX segment was an E-175 for about a month. But, yes, it's back to Q400's...at least, for now. They fly multiple times a day linking different airports in the west but on a small prop, I reall...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Footage of first SY flight to STS
Replies: 20
Views: 2389

Re: Footage of first SY flight to STS

I wishing for the day that AS flies 737's to STS. I think it's possible considering AS will be flying mainline aircraft between SEA and SBA this Fall.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

I believe 5 or 6 years ago, Allegiant kicked the tires on PWT. Driving through the area, it certainly feels pretty rural and not really central to most of the population. Were QX to fly in there, I'd imagine PDX would be the logical connection point, but really it probably would have to be somethin...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5185

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

I hope this loss isn't a sign for the near-future of the world airline industry.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Even when the expanded N-Concourse opens for business, there is no guarantee that AS will give up the four or five gates in the D-Concourse. The only thing I can really see moving is NK moving to the D-concourse and not having to move around during every flight. I can see SY and F9 moving D as well...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 76
Views: 16260

Re: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

A year or so ago, the CEO of Thai at the time stated that they would never return to LAX. In my opinion, if TG were to come back to the US via SEA or YVR (Canada...close enough), they should fly through Osaka Kansai. It will be interesting to see where they decide to return when it comes to North Am...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

What reshuffle? When the N sat is completed and the new IAF is complete. It's possible that more airlines will move from A to D with AS consolidating at C and N. This would open up space for more Intl out of A. I don't see WN getting more gates as IMO their utilization isn't as high as AS and DL as...

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by wedgetail737
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

What about Pierce County airport or set up JB Lewis-McChord like CHS where the USAF is on one side and a commercial airport on the other to serve the Tacoma/Olympia communities?

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by wedgetail737
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

IAF and the North Satellite expansion/renovation status updates here: http://www.portseattle.org/ABOUT/COMMISSION/MEETINGS/2017/2017_08_15_SM_6c.pdf http://www.portseattle.org/ABOUT/COMMISSION/MEETINGS/2017/2017_08_15_SM_6c_attach1.pdf http://www.portseattle.org/ABOUT/COMMISSION/MEETINGS/2017/2017_...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14035

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I don't think UA will have the level of flights that they did when SEA-NRT existed. Since the NRT service was discontinued, SEA lost UA Express service and just about lost SEA-LAX service. The merger between UA/CO bumped that up a bit. We'll see what happens. I have heard that UA intends on rebuild...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant?
Replies: 82
Views: 7633

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

I think PAE-LAS and maybe AZA.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14035

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

They were downsizing SEA, but not anymore. Their level of service/capacity has been stable for the past few years now since they axed SEA-NRT in 2014. If I recall correctly, this was UA's first intercontinental route. I believe when it went away it was being served by a 777.[/quote] I don't think U...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14035

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

You all forget that the flight cap at PAE is 22 to 26 flights per day, depending on what source you believe. I don't think you'll see WN at PAE anytime soon. I'm a little surprised at UA considering they had been downsizing SEA a lot until recently. It wouldn't surprise me if G4 takes a run at it. B...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14035

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I'm surprised there will be jetways for such a small airport.

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by wedgetail737
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA delays due to smoke in PNW
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: SEA delays due to smoke in PNW

Yeah...thanks, Canada!

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by wedgetail737
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen to drop XMN-LAX non-stop in favor of XMN-TAO-LAX from December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Re: Xiamen drops LAX in December 2017

The title of this thread is misleading. Xiamen Airways is not leaving LAX, according to the article. There will no longer be an LAX-XMN nonstop as of 10 December 2017. As of 11 December 2017, it will have an intermediate stop at Qingdao. It will operate on Mon, Wed and Fri.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 8514

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

Yes...QX is not having issues with the E-175 flights. The CRJ-700's are coming in the help with the Q400 flights. SEA-ONT is a Q route???(those are listed QX175 routes) Also today is SEA-FAT. In the past OO covering was the "Milk run" SEA-PDX.. Tomorrow is the same flights. Interesting. I...

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 8514

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

Yes...QX is not having issues with the E-175 flights. The CRJ-700's are coming in the help with the Q400 flights.

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by wedgetail737
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

-AS mainline to SBA I didn't know that. Is that due to demand, problems with QX, or some other reason? Is that a permanent, seasonal or temporary change? Thanks in advance. Probably due to demand. And you're welcome. Was a SkyWest-operated flight and went mainline due to high load factors. Initiall...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

-AS mainline to SBA I didn't know that. Is that due to demand, problems with QX, or some other reason? Is that a permanent, seasonal or temporary change? Thanks in advance. Probably due to demand. And you're welcome. It starts in the Fall with a 737-800. It's already loaded on the AS reservations.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 216
Views: 14066

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Don't forget also that Norwegian will be starting SEA-LGW in September. I knoiw this is not much of a capacity upgrade, but I'm waiting for SEA-STS to go E-175. I'm hoping that with Q400's being replaced with E-175's on longer routes, the Q400s will open more opportunities along the west coast.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Drops San Diego After 2 Months...and LH Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 3594

Re: Condor Drops San Diego After 2 Months...and LH Announcement

It makes sense that Condor would leave after the end of the summer season, since I'm sure that was the intent. It took a while for Condor to fly year-round SEA-FRA...I'm sure the AS partnership helped. And that is with LH competition.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321neo
Replies: 50
Views: 6689

Re: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321

It looks like a significant reduction in available seats to Hawaii our of OAK. Although, the A321 interior looks pretty nice.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to USA
Replies: 25
Views: 4182

Re: Level to USA

Jayafe wrote:
bfitzflyer wrote:
Make that OAK for both DY and Level


I am referring to official company ads, they fly to "cities", not airports. LCC style


Oakland is a "city." But your technically correct. In the past, they used to call out Oakland/San Francisco.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will QR launch SEA?
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: When will QR launch SEA?

I don't think SEA is large enough to support another ME3 carrier. EK hasn't reinstated the morning flight.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 20427

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

It would be cool to fly something new along the west coast when it starts up. But I still like flying on the 717's.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 16254

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

Sounds like Aeroflot...we need to get rid of our 777's because they're too big. So lets order some 777-300ER's. I predict the same thing here. JL may find the A350 to be too small to fulfill all their needs. But I definitely could be wrong.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 13507

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

Seriously? Because they are far more efficient with substantially more range. The only thing similar to a 717 is size. :checkmark: Besides, the 717 isn't being replaced by the C-Series. There may come a time when that is the case, but for now, all indications are of the 717s shifting eastward to AT...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A340 operator
Replies: 56
Views: 10504

Re: Last A340 operator

How about Air Tahiti Nui?

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