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by 9w748capt
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 90
Views: 8890

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

PHL-OKC 8:05am - 10:25 E75 9:00pm - 11:20 E75 OKC-PHL 6:00am - 9:59 E75 10:55am - 2:55 E75 Interesting that OKC-PHL sort of connects to the TA departure bank but PHL-OKC does not connect to the TA arrival bank How so? Sure you might have a longish layover, but the evening PHL-OKC definitely allows ...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 61
Views: 16674

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Come to OKC y'all - still 3-4 flights on the S80 to DFW everyday. Was booked on one yesterday but then we went standby on a CR7 - booooo!!!

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AF,BA,LH sendng A380 to Moscow for 2018 World Cup
Replies: 15
Views: 2654

Re: Possibility of AF,BA,LH sendng A380 to Moscow for 2018 World Cup

Pretty much a given that none of the US3 will be cashing in on this! :-D

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by 9w748capt
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

Really irritated at AA reducing frequencies to AZO. I know with GRR up the road and now with UA back, additions will be harder to come by at AZO, but only 2x/day to ORD is just ridiculous.

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 435
Views: 47502

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Can we edit the thread title please?

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 90
Views: 8890

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

AWACSooner wrote:
Corpsnerd09 wrote:
PHL-OKC
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About bleeping time...the next-to-last hole in the network is finally filled! :D
Now we just need MIA service


Agreed. Finally, FINALLY an actual east coast link from AA. Big time add! I wonder what equipment they'll use - E75?

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s
Replies: 15
Views: 3396

Re: QantasLink to receive 2 A320's

A320's what?

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 230
Views: 15240

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Americans don't necessarily want to do all of that in one package, so tour operators are less popular. While I certainly don't speak for all Americans, I prefer shorter vacations. Out on day 1, days 2 and 3 at the destination, back on Day 4. While I do get 4 vacation weeks a year, I space them out ...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 230
Views: 15240

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

most americans do not take vacations and the lucky ones only have a week a year. a major vacation would be a trip to Disneyworld. there is simply no demand for leisure airlines and the little there is is covered by regular airlines. a road trip is basically your standard American vacation. Great po...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

UpNAWAy wrote:
Can't take anyone serious that uses Dougie or DUI Doug that smacks of a brainwashed union lackey to me.


Agreed - anyone who gets offended by calling him "Dougie" needs to grow a pair.

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

There's a certain number of legacy AA moaners who claim the pre-merger American was some kind of paradise and the antichrist Doug Parker and the flea-bitten US Airways turned it into hell. (As mentioned earlier in the thread, a good number of them are probably really most upset about AAdvantage cha...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

The original premise of this thread is that Doug Parker and his team are out of touch with customers. This I believe is true, but I believe they DON'T CARE about customers. Doug has never been customer friendly, and he looks at high spending frequent flyers with total disdain. I know-I have met wit...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Noregian fly to Brazil?
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Will Noregian fly to Brazil?

LPSHobby wrote:
your toughts, please


My toughts on Noregian? Lett mie thnk abuit itt.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Discount Doug has cheapened AA to an extent that they are losing fliers like me. Daily. It may not mean anything right now as the airlines are printing money, but if things tighten up a little, they will begin to see the fractures. But what do I know, I only spent $14,000 with them last year. This ...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

neomax wrote:
UGA777 wrote:
Here is a solution to most of this if you want a better product that I can summarize in two words: Fly Delta.


Unless you live in a city serviced by MD-80's, 757's, or 767's.


767's what? 757's what?

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

I live a 20-minute drive from MIA. Used to fly AA often, almost on a monthly basis. Have held status with them etc.. I have three trips in the next 8 weeks. LA, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Every single flight is on B6 with the exception of a one-way from LAX on VX/AS. I am done with AA. Economy Basic...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Every time there is a similar topic an army of posters appears informing us that all passengers care for are low fares even if it means they are forced to stand or sit in seats with virtually no legroom. I tend to disagree. There is only so much you can cut before you go full ghetto. Delta seems to...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Gary Leff from the Boarding Area has a pretty damning article about AA and it's lack of customer focus. He focuses on Doug Parker and the legacy US Airways team and somme of the thinking behind their decisions. Note that I'm not trying to bash Doug Parker, or AA management here. I think Gary Leff i...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15444

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Guys, I think that everyone is making really good points but I would like to offer another example, from the same crew news, that I think highlights the disconnection. In the crew news, someone asked about the forwards backwards seats that are on some of the 772's and all the 788's. The question wa...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread

I don't have much to add but - cool thread! I have gone memories of living in MKE. Would love to make it back to Door County sometime.

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: Via Air

Isn't this the airline launching oddball routes ExpressJet styles? I think they're the ones launching OKC-AUS nonstops. Good luck! Yeah. I don't see it working out for them, but as an OKC fan I really hope they can pull it off! Haha same here. I'm thinking AA/UA/WN will price them right out of the ...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: Via Air

Isn't this the airline launching oddball routes ExpressJet styles? I think they're the ones launching OKC-AUS nonstops. Good luck!

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to Etihads 77L's
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: What will happen to Etihads 77L's

77L's what? Wings? Engines? Seats?

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR flying A359 to DFW for month of October
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: QR flying A359 to DFW for month of October

This probably has something to do with the QSuite installation on the 777-300ER's, as one has to be rotated out of the fleet and subbed in with an A350 in DFW, with the A350 coming from LHR, which is replaced at LHR with another 77W through scheduling adjustments as LHR outbound and inbound can be ...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Air 737-400 Ottawa to Iqaluit
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Re: First Air 737-400 Ottawa to Iqaluit

Wow - brilliant report - I thoroughly enjoyed it! I've always wondered what life is like in those remote northern communities. Are you from Iqaluit? The meal looks fantastic too - plus a cookie for dessert! Seriously just as good if not better than AA's domestic F.

Thank you for sharing!

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4146

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

Flew them on AA a few times in the early 2000s. Comfortable enough planes, and enabled mainline service on routes like OKC-ORD which have been all RJs since.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300
Replies: 27
Views: 6610

Re: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
I bet it only carried a 752 worth of people or no extra cargo to make it work. Denver has super long runways , but I bet they reduced weight to make that possible.


Huh? Why would DEN runway length matter for a HNL-DEN flight?

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84872

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I suspect that a 380 could fly for a long time, some airlines have used planes for 25 years. Is there any reason why a 380 could not do the same? 12 years and out always struck me as not all that sensible (in most cases). They can probably go the longest out of most airliners, cycle's will be racke...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19478

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

How bout introducing an actual J product? That would be a good start.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weather including fog cause significant delays and diversions at DXB
Replies: 22
Views: 6578

Re: Weather including fog cause significant delays and diversions at DXB

Why not divert to AUH? I guess fog was probably an issue there as well?

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 17790

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

Wow ... while EK continues to add places like STN, EY continues to fail fail fail. They seem truly down for the count.

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by 9w748capt
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21217

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Wasn’t a thread started stating that once this route was announced they would also be announcing a move to ⭐️? Per supposedly some internal UA IAD management rumors. Those rumors and that thread are exactly that - rumors. Personally I think leaving ow for star would be incredibly stupid on CX's par...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Upgrading Overhead Bins/Lockers on A321 fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 3252

Re: American Upgrading Overhead Bins/Lockers on A321 fleet

Why wouldn't you want LCC to add MCE to the ex-LCC A321s? I don't get it. The LUS A321s have 32” pitch throughout the cabin with comfortable, well padded seats. When they start going in for retrofits, the MCE and power ports will come at the expense of slimline seats, 30” pitch in standard rows, an...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Upgrading Overhead Bins/Lockers on A321 fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 3252

Re: American Upgrading Overhead Bins/Lockers on A321 fleet

Why wouldn't you want LCC to add MCE to the ex-LCC A321s? I don't get it.

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by 9w748capt
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18509

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

How is this thread even going still? Incredible.

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18454

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

It's always said here that the US3 particularly dislikes the ME3's penetration of the Indian sub-continent. Now of course all those posters may be wrong. But if they aren't then TATL very much comes into the equation as most of the passengers to/from India that they do have are currently connecting...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21398

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Press release United Airlines adds the South Pacific's Most Stunning Tropical Paradise to its Growing List of New Routes http://newsroom.united.com/2017-12-13-United-Airlines-adds-the-South-Pacifics-Most-Stunning-Tropical-Paradise-to-its-Growing-List-of-New-Routes Seasonal Oct. 30, 2018, through Ma...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18454

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Wait a minute - the US3's primary competition with the ME3 is NOT the TATL market. If that's what you think, you're completely clueless. It's always said here that the US3 particularly dislikes the ME3's penetration of the Indian sub-continent. Now of course all those posters may be wrong. But if t...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18454

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

I know not all AA interiors are that bad. But just trying to show that AA isn't really competing effectively with the ME3 traffic crossing the Atlantic. The consumer is simply choosing the better option. Delta is doing a much better job of retaliating by at least improving their offering. And refur...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18454

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

I flew AA on DFW-HKG earlier this year on their MCE and found the hard product (i.e. the seats, the meals & the IFE) meeting the same standards as the Asian airlines. Also, they have Asian FAs onboard for the Cantonese and Mandarin speakers, which helps those speakers. Their soft product on the...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18454

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

But to go back to their product, even if they were to run parallel flights with ME3 from say DFW-DOH pax would choose to fly the ME3 carrier because of what's on offer. The US3 know they can't compete on product with the ME3 based on their cost structure, and it would be too much of an investment t...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR
Replies: 17
Views: 4930

Re: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR

Wow seriously? You'd rather have a seat that shakes every time your neighbor moves, has minimal storage space, and is noticeably narrower - just to have a better window view? To each their own. The Cirrus is so much more spacious in comparison - IIRC Zodiac initially developed it as an F seat. The ...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18454

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Just to add a note, Delta Using the ME3 as an excuse not to go to India is a bunch of lies. ATL has become so busy with connecting traffic, the 777LR could easily be filled. Same with JFK! There is demand! India is only growing! Not just India, but I've long wondered - why doesn't AA (just as an ex...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18454

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Not just India, but I've long wondered - why doesn't AA (just as an example) start daily DFW-DOH or ORD-DOH service with a 789? Or DFW/ORD-AUH? Because the local markets are small and the ME3 have a significant cost advantage. Cost advantage yes - but which local markets are small? Sure, the market...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18454

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Just to add a note, Delta Using the ME3 as an excuse not to go to India is a bunch of lies. ATL has become so busy with connecting traffic, the 777LR could easily be filled. Same with JFK! There is demand! India is only growing! Not just India, but I've long wondered - why doesn't AA (just as an ex...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR
Replies: 17
Views: 4930

Re: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR

I wish they would have continued with the forward/rearward J. I flew on 788 6 times last summer, with 4 segments facing rearward and felt it to be more private and a better out of the window viewing experience overall. I don't. That concept D seat sucks. Bad. Far worse than the cirrus or BE Super D...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR
Replies: 17
Views: 4930

Re: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR

I wish they would have continued with the forward/rearward J. I flew on 788 6 times last summer, with 4 segments facing rearward and felt it to be more private and a better out of the window viewing experience overall. I don't. That concept D seat sucks. Bad. Far worse than the cirrus or BE Super D...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does GRR need a flight to Mexico or Canada again?
Replies: 26
Views: 2901

Re: Does GRR need a flight to Mexico or Canada again?

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
Okay makes sense. Thanks for the replies...so those in GRR usually connect in ORD or DTW? Okay, that makes sense.


??? I'm not sure how this wasn't obvious before but ok...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will QF announce ORD-BNE?
Replies: 35
Views: 5873

Re: When will QF announce ORD-BNE?

How would anyone here know? Personally I think ORD-BNE isn't realistic but who knows.

As far as your SYD trip in 2019, that's still a ways off. What's the advantage in connecting in BNE vs IAH or DFW? I don't get it.

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