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by wedgetail737
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018

SY picked STS in 2017 for some reason. It didn't just happen as an idea out of someone's butt. They could have done the same thing out of SFO, SJC, LAX, SAN or any major city.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018

Does anyone know how well or unwell SY did on their current service?

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by wedgetail737
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7309

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

I know this off topic, but what doesn't CX fly to Seattle? Why did UA cut NRT? Was the load's bad? I think CX hasn't started SEA is because of their company financial performance and their presence at YVR. UA dropped SEA because they were "dehubbing" SEA by removing a lot the non-hub flig...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14553

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

There is always one or two armchair CEO's that try to compare and contrast DTW and SEA. They also whine about why SEA gets new service and DTW does not. Unless these folks from DTW have lived or stayed in the Seattle area, take them with a grain of salt. We know that SEA is viciously seasonal. I thi...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7309

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

Cointrin330 wrote:
Delta handed the route to VS, they didn't cut it. Putting the 787 on SEA-LHR helps to ensure a competitive product and DL could use its A330/767 elsewhere in the system. DL/VS is metal neutral.


As of lately, those Virgin 787 flights have been A340-600 flights.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14553

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

I forgot to mention that in addition to new EI and AF service, Thomas Cook will be coming this summer with A330 service to MAN.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 9811

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

Although I am pretty devoted to AS due, I have noticed that DL has invested a LOT at SEA. It is hopeful that when the economy heads south, DL won't leave SEA as a hub.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7433

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

I could actually see maybe 1x/day E75 on SEA-FAR. Microsoft has a large sales center in Fargo, and there are some other links between ND and Alaska. Fargo is also far north enough that FAR-SEA-West Coast connections would be about the same distance as FAR-MSP-West Coast, although a few hundred mile...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14553

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Let's see after this summer how long it takes Delta to reduce Seattle Europe capacity as they are now really being squeezed with all this low far capacity that is being dumped into SEA for the summer 2018 season. I would appreciate if someone has data on pricing between SEA and Europe. I find it to...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14553

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

The Icelandair service is pretty inefficient How do you figure? I fly Icelandair about 5-6 times a year from Seattle to Europe (mostly Paris) for work. The connections are seamless - around 55 minutes with no issues. I take this flight rather than the DL nonstop flight to Paris so that I can accrue...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14553

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

BA operates 10-14 weekly LHR-SEA flights. I think that gives IAG pretty good insight into demand and almost certainly means that DUB-SEA is not a huge risk. It will be interesting to see if LHR-SEA is scaled back with the launch of DUB-SEA, allowing growth from LHR to another destination. Somehow I...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14553

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Galwayman wrote:
Great news , Seattle has usually had high fares to Europe so hopefully the yield will be good .

At the end of the day , any North America destination Icelandajr/ wow can do , Aer Lingus can do better ....


Don't forget that some of those fares will come down due to Norwegian.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7433

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

I know US did well on the SEA to PIT route. I worked for US before all the mergers, and the flights were always full. If I recall, we had a 321 on the route for awhile. I am certain AS will do really good on it. US only did well on the SEA-PIT route because US had their major hub there. When US de-...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7433

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

SeaDoo wrote:
I am surprised they announced so early. I'm assuming they were trying to preempt someone else from starting it.


My guess is Spirit Airlines. NK dropped LAX, but still fly LAS and BWI. But I think PIT will be a good new city-pair.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7405

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Terrific comedy for AS to even bring up the POTUS. Red meat for the ultra-liberal Western Washington but such a pathetic attempted excuse. The amount of money lost is into the millions. There's a reason no other airline proposed LAX-Cuba. Lost Millions? Data Source? Lots of qualitative talk here (n...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 293
Views: 21234

Re: Washington State air service discussion

We in SEA love seeing new international carriers! But where are they going to park??? I was eating at the A-Concourse getting lunch before my flight. I was dumfounded by the number of international flights moving in and out...including the LH 747-8i.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13772

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

TG served LAX with disastrous results. There's a LOT of competition there! TG once served SEA with extensions to DFW and YYZ. Just because TG is in Star Alliance doesn't mean they can't join another alliance or change alliances. I think, though, it would make more sense for TG to align with AS. In a...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7405

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

I've got a list of routes from SAN that those axed long-hauls to the Caribbean (Cuba) and eastern Mexico can be used for! Just let me know, AAG, if you need any help deciding what to do with those soon-to-be-available a/c! bb Through SAN? Not a chance! They'll use that airplane to fly to Mexico or ...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7405

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Well trained professionals at the other airlines that bum rushed the HAV slots made the same mistake with the same result as Alaska. Out of all the routes, we all expected Alaska to be the first to fold it up. LAX to HAV with a crew over-night? Yeah one of those well trained professionals at Alaska...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 293
Views: 21234

Re: Washington State air service discussion

I saw in the Travel, Polls, and Preferences forum that user eicvd said that SEA-DUB is rumored to be announced by EI on Friday. More flights to the big US cities like SEA (rumoured to be announced by EI on Fri) Exciting if true! Any guesses on frequency and aircraft type? I think it'd be 4x weekly ...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7405

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

There's no one else on that route and could be a gold mine ;) It very well could be. AA should try it. They have a few planes that could make it. AS on LAX-SXM would only work with the A319. Nothing else really has the range. Maybe the 737-700 but the range on the AS 737, according to the AS websit...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 21370

Re: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations

I really thought AS should have codeshared with Island Air so they can get their clients who want to do multi-island vacations an easy way to optimize their air-fare or maximize their miles.

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by wedgetail737
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 7857

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

beerbus wrote:
The tour is currently routed DTW PAE.


I was wondering. The last DL 767-200 was at BFI on its farewell tour.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Terminal Progress. Where's AS?
Replies: 3
Views: 668

PAE Terminal Progress. Where's AS?

Hi there!

I haven't made it up to PAE for months now. Any progress on the new passenger terminal at PAE? Is AS ever going to announce new service?

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by wedgetail737
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

Such drama here. LOL!

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by wedgetail737
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9124

Re: Alaska new livery update

Starliner 75 was delivered to AS in those colors directly from Boeing. That's unfortunate.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

I do not believe DL would leave SEA as a hub; to leave Seattle would mean it would have to almost-totally abandon the Asian market. It has put all its eggs in the Seattle basket, for better or for worse. That means it also can't drop its domestic feeders, which it depends on to bring its passengers...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

All you armchair CEO's all know that temporarily lowered stock price rarely indicates the beginning of the end. Some are just challenging you, EA CO AS, because they can without any substantiation because you will react. You have to look at performance YOY...not just a few days. Year-to-date, AKL i...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4785

Re: OAK airport

Other than the recent add of BA you don't see international or domestic carries kicking down the door to get into OAK, even given its geographically closer to downtown San Francisco than SFO and less prone to fog issues. While SFO facilities are nothing close to spectacular they pull all of the dom...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

Let's be honest; despite all the posturing and excuses here, AS bought VX so JetBlue couldn't... end of story. Without the threat of B6, it is a (dubious) financial commitment that AS would never have made. It is pretty obvious and you know who made out like a felon financially. It might have also k...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 10312

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

All you armchair CEO's all know that temporarily lowered stock price rarely indicates the beginning of the end. Some are just challenging you, EA CO AS, because they can without any substantiation because you will react. You have to look at performance YOY...not just a few days.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor in Austin
Replies: 10
Views: 2583

Re: Condor in Austin

Condor also has a interlining and FF agreement with AS in Seattle.

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by wedgetail737
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4785

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

I think the only near-term expansion you'll see is an addition of another jetway behind Gate 1, dubbed Gate 1A. It's visible from where the old Gate 18 used to be. The last time ever saw any airline use Gate 1A was Aerocancun because it arrived around the same time as Martinair, whose 747-200 used G...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda applies for LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 8590

Re: Garuda applies for LAX

Yes...Garuda has decided not to persue LAX.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS
Replies: 50
Views: 6493

Re: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS

I would be surprised to see QX/AS at CLD considering their operations at SAN.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 45
Views: 7679

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

Corsair used to have a similar route, ORY-OAK-PPT using 747-SP's. Yeah, I was wondering if a French LCC wouldn't be better off using OAK as their stopover. SFO is just getting so packed. I don't know. With Level, growing Norwegian and BA (and Southwest and Volaris), the FIS facility at OAK is runni...

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by wedgetail737
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 45
Views: 7679

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

Corsair used to have a similar route, ORY-OAK-PPT using 747-SP's.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS: CEC picks Contour
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: EAS: CEC picks Contour

The only airline that would make sense to interline would be WN. WN won't interline with ANYONE. That's the first thing I thought when I saw 'interlining' and 'OAK'. Nobody else is big enough at OAK even to bother with. I suppose SFO has too much congestion and cost for a new (and EAS) entrant but ...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS: CEC picks Contour
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: EAS: CEC picks Contour

Airnerd wrote:
I'll be stunned if this works. With zero utility beyond O&D on CEC-SMF, which must be like 2 people max per day, who will use it?


Who said anything about CEC-SMF? The proposed flight is CEC-OAK.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 9342

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

I don't think Czar Trump can force fully retired pilots into armed services without either a Congress approval or a draft.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS retiring the 737-400 Combi VIDEO
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: AS retiring the 737-400 Combi VIDEO

I'm glad I had the opportunity to fly on a 737-400 combi from ANC to SEA (night flight).

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by wedgetail737
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 23380

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

The Air France SEA-CDG service is not NEW. They served SEA with A330 and A340 aircraft several years ago before DL took over.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS: CEC picks Contour
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: EAS: CEC picks Contour

I didn't go to the board meeting this time around, as I didn't know which of the three to support. Without interline connectivity, I wouldn't be using the Boutique or Contour plans, as I would drive to PDX or the Bay Area if that is as far as I'd be going. The Great Lakes proposal to SMF would have...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS: CEC picks Contour
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: EAS: CEC picks Contour

Too bad they didn't offer flights to SEA. But it might one of those one-off things to try out of OAK...like I did with Boutique to LAX.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of Pacific NW - CDG Routes
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: History of Pacific NW - CDG Routes

AF replaced their A332's with A343's on the SEA-CDG route during the summers.

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by wedgetail737
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBP officials eyeing flights to PDX, DFW
Replies: 20
Views: 2320

Re: SBP officials eyeing flights to PDX, DFW

It appears that traffic growth in the region is at pretty good pace, with the AS E-175's to SBP and mainline to SBA. However, I would be surprised to see any further expansion from QX or OO with AS until they get things figured out with their flight crews.

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by wedgetail737
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 220
Views: 23515

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I think OAK, SJC, SAN are given.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7247

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

The cutover is a “drain down” method, where inventory on legacy VX flights stopped being sold a few months back for travel after 24APR18. Travel after that date can still be done on virginamerica.com but in the background you’re forwarded to alaskaair.com to be booked on the AS partition on 027 sto...

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by wedgetail737
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 69
Views: 9739

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

JetBlue barely has enough room at LAX to provide the level of service it has today.

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