Old Jan 20, 20, 3:12 pm
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AA "gets away" with it because it is eating out-of-perimeter slots to provide nonstop service to PHX from DCA. E.g., zero competition. I believe that it is typically on only one of the frequencies as it's the 73 or 321 on the rest.

As to the underlying issue, always good to have a backup plan. Even the best WiFi goes belly up on occasion.
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