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by Byrdluvs747
Mon May 29, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 3894

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

Acquiring a new fleet type just to operate an unproven route seems very risky, especially for such a small airline. I would add that any 757 will become a mx burden given their age. Is there really a burning need for UP to operate a NAS-LAX flight? It would be far less expensive to codeshare/interli...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon May 29, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75645

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

How much of that bridge loan will be eaten up by this strike?

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by Byrdluvs747
Sun May 21, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11819

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

In the theoretical chance of SRB starting a new US carrier, Im left wondering where a VX v2 would be based. LAX, SFO, and ORD are full. There may be a few gates somewhere at JFK, but nothing to start a hub operation. The DAL gates are gone so they would have to use DFW. Maybe MCI could finally be a ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri May 19, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA plans W seating on 777/332/788
Replies: 19
Views: 6292

Re: AA plans W seating on 777/332/788

When dealing with seats, Im skeptical about any schedule AA releases. Also why would AA wait until the busy summer season to finish the W install.

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon May 15, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75645

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

My question right now: a bridge loan is in place to ensure ops through the summer season (as I understand it). With uncertainties looming about their viability in late 2017, would anyone in their right mind book a ticket on Alitalia for the post-loan period? Reduced bookings could really be the fin...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri May 12, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 409
Views: 106107

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I believe 4 are CUTE. I would imagine that AA, NK and B6 can all use those gates. Considering B6 is already at 19 flights at end of this year, I'm sure it will be using them with any kind of future expansion. Good question it would be a big help. AA is maxed at lax in T-4 So LAWA can give AA full e...

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu May 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 409
Views: 106107

Re: B6 to move to T5 in LAX, ticket counter and lobby re-design to follow

But T-5 is more or less taking over the role that Terminals 3 and 6 have had for the past 15 years--the location of the small operators that only needed 1 to 1 1/2 gates to run their operation. Since these small carriers will be moving in the future, will their gates be CUTE, and if so will AA be a...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sun May 07, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?
Replies: 35
Views: 6073

Re: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?

AA already serves FCO (at least seasonally) from ORD, JFK, and now DFW. They also fly CLT & PHL That doesn't answer the question of whether any opportunity exists for AA on LAX-FCO. By that same logic, AA shouldn't fly LAX-LHR. Wouldn't they want to see how the new DFW-FCO route does before gam...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat May 06, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?
Replies: 35
Views: 6073

LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?

In a post Alitalia Italy, would AA have the opportunity to fly LAX-FCO? Are the yields on this route too low for AA? Im sure DL would probably attempt to fill the void, but without AZ's FCO operation, DL would no longer have the Skyteam advantage. With the Italian market becoming a free for all, AA ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue May 02, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75645

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

Corriere della Sera has some options and rumors listed here (in Italian): http://www.corriere.it/cronache/cards/gli-inglesi-spagnoli-arabi-low-cost-ecco-tutti-scenari-futuro-alitalia/futuro-alitalia_principale.shtml I read the whole article, and I didn't see anything that rises to the level of rumo...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue May 02, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75645

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

Ok there's an update on the AZ saga. The latest is either IAG or QR could be interested, but not in the entire Alitalia. The idea would be to sell off all narrow body aircraft and cut all short routes. AZ would only operate long haul, while short haul and connecting flights would be operated by eit...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition
Replies: 34
Views: 5928

Re: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition

Alitalia? That way it would own the main Italian market. As I've stated before, QR has to be watching whats going on with AZ. While I don't think an outright purchase of AZ will happen, I believe offers for any desirable AZ assets will be made. Could we see Qatar investing in China? It would be nic...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24284

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

In light of AA's willingness to pay big dollars for LHR slots, Im left wondering if they're preparing to bid for any of AZ's slots in the event of their liquidation.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75645

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

QR/IG must be rushing to come up with a plan to grab as much of the void left by AZ's demise as they can.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75645

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-lufth ... SKBN17T0ZZ
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Possible nail in the coffin.

Lufthansa CFO says not interested in buying Alitalia

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-lufth ... SKBN17T0ZZ

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies for more HAV service
Replies: 21
Views: 3911

Re: AA Applies for more HAV service

How is AA reacting to Delta when they requested these frequencies from the start?

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies for more HAV service
Replies: 21
Views: 3911

Re: AA Applies for more HAV service

As American explained throughout the initial proceeding, the largest share of the U.S.- Havana frequencies should be allocated for American’s MIA-HAV flights. . . . Although the Department agreed that Miami “deserve[d] a substantial allocation of Havana frequencies to address the service needs of t...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10689

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

DCA is full now partly because of allowing small airliners taking up valuable slots. Both DCA and LGA should restrict any plane with less than 90 seats. Thats just a plain bad idea, as it would kill off a lot of service to smaller communities. This is the nations capital we're talking about. Im sur...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific confirms new first class and business class for upcoming 777-9's
Replies: 18
Views: 5236

Re: Cathay Pacific confirms new first class and business class for upcoming 777-9's

AA should announce a new F cabin as well. Their cabins have been in flux for more than a decade now, so it would be business as usual.

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 67
Views: 11052

Re: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines

How many PEK slots could AA reasonably expect to acquire? I would love to see them jump into the JFK-China market.

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 67
Views: 11052

Re: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines

The international business channels are all over this - biggest topic of discussion is the impact on Cathay Pacific. The international business channels are all over this - biggest topic of discussion is the impact on Cathay Pacific. Yep - it seems to be the angle on which everyone is focused. The ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 67
Views: 11052

Re: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines

Given the ST and *A position in China, am I correct in assuming that there should be no regulatory roadblocks on the US side?

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in talks with African carriers, considers LCC members
Replies: 21
Views: 4667

Re: oneworld in talks with African carriers, considers LCC members

I have two questions. The article states that "Oneworld" is pursuing an African member, but are the efforts being made by the OW organization or by a specific airline? In addition, why has the Nigerian market been ignored for so long? How can OW be serisously looking for an African partner...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PIA Staff Sacrifice Goat on Ramp as Prayer for Safety of ATR42s
Replies: 42
Views: 6446

Re: PIA Staff Sacrifice Goat on Ramp as Prayer for Safety of ATR42s

scbriml wrote:

I've butchered my own animals. I'm not in the slightest bit bothered about it, but there's no way what happened at PIA is humane.


Look around the world and you will see that most non-industrial animal slaughters are done by blood letting.

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sweeping Airline "Brand" Overhauls
Replies: 79
Views: 8950

Re: Sweeping Airline "Brand" Overhauls

Wouldn't the rebranding at AA be larger than UA's? They changed the logo completely, and not only did they have to paint all of the AA planes (minus the MD80s), but repaint the US aircraft as well. Then there's all the gates/ticket counters at both AA & US hubs/spokes.

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline gate assignment
Replies: 27
Views: 4695

Re: Airline gate assignment

As a passenger, I prefer the "American" way of an airline controlling/branding its gates or terminals. That nonsense of not knowing where my gate is going to be when I land/arrive can be a pain in some airports, especially if one is flying on a non-dominant carrier for that particular airp...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliance predicions for 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: Alliance predicions for 2017

OW - EI joins, RAM announces, IG announces (late in 2017), 4O adds more OW partners.

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20574

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

From everything I can see the DoJ focused on codesharing, but I see nothing about interlining. Can AA-AS get around these restrictions by routing pax via simple interlining, or are they specifically prevented from listing each other during booking on the website?

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 6740

Re: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?

BravoOne wrote:
... it's a waste of money that might be used to enhance the inflight service ......


Except that it won't, at least at AA.

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would AS benefit from something larger than the 739
Replies: 35
Views: 3598

Re: Would AS benefit from something larger than the 739

I believe someone posted that AS did look at the 788 but decided against it. Any news that AS might reconsider that decision? A 788 would also be a nice capacity boost on flight like SEA-EWR. If AS ever orders the 788, they had better be thinking about TPAC or TATL flights. If they need a capacity ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT approves Norwegian permits!
Replies: 83
Views: 10639

Re: DOT approves Norwegian permits!

One you throw in to the price structure everything you get for free on most other airlines, Norwegian will wind up costing you the same, if not more. I'm not entirely sure. I just did a JFK-MAD dummy booking, with similiar routings, on AA and Norwegian for Jan9-Jan16 and AA/BA don't come off as the...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Catapults, Arrester Cables and Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 3134

Re: Catapults, Arrester Cables and Commercial Aircraft

Im not sure how you get a 737 sized plane to move at 0-100 carrier type speeds. An F-18 weighs 32k lbs compared to 180k for a 737 loaded. Wouldnt the catapult expend most of its energy in the initial seconds just moving so much weight? As far as using an arresting cable, that would be impossible wit...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana Launches Milan - Moscow
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Meridiana Launches Milan - Moscow

I think Meridiana's main issue is their aging fleet. Their MD80s and 767s are becoming obsolete. Meridiana's aging fleet is what is keeping them alive, albeit with the never-ending huge losses. I was under the impression that updating IG's fleet was part of the reason for QR's recent LOI for 60 737...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-MID Cancellations
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: AA MIA-MID Cancellations

MAH4546 wrote:
Administrative issues at MID. AA never applied for slots.


How is such a tiny airport slot controlled? Are you referring to the limited number of gates?

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16409

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

Neither Qatar or Emirates invested in basket cases, Qatar has invested in IAG and LATAM, two successful enterprises. While maybe not so much a basket case, QR will have a 49% stake in IG come January. Alitalia and Air Berlin should be sold to IAG which would love to have these two airlines to comba...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 75986

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Given that AA is closer to the end of its LAX-Asia expansion than it is to the beginning, is it too early for AA to start considering secondary China markets like CTU? Try a decade at least too early. AA will likely start LAX-ICN in 2018, as SQ will probably end LAX-ICN-SIN as LAX-SIN nonstop retur...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 75986

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Given that AA is closer to the end of its LAX-Asia expansion than it is to the beginning, is it too early for AA to start considering secondary China markets like CTU?

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Heathrow 3rd Runway approved
Replies: 200
Views: 18434

Re: UK runway decision

Of all the discussions about a third LHR runway, no one has ever answered(or reasonably speculated on) my questions of how the additional slots will be divided up. How many prime slots will be created? Will UK carriers get first choice? Does/will the EUCC have any say post-Brexit?

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 3 Forming Airline Groups
Replies: 16
Views: 3459

Re: US 3 Forming Airline Groups

What you are describing is just further US3 consolidation, and there's extremely little chance of receiving government approval for any US3 carrier to bring another airline under their "corporate banner". The only way that can happen is if one of the smaller carriers were in the process of...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American at Love Field
Replies: 12
Views: 2689

Re: American at Love Field

Is the ban on AA flights at DAL permanent or is there a 5-10 year limit like the DOJ imposed gate restrictions at other airports?

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHX-SGU
Replies: 1
Views: 693

AA announces PHX-SGU

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news ... oenix.html
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I didn't see this posted anywhere.

American Airlines offering new flight from Phoenix to southern Utah

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news ... oenix.html

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit wins: impact on British Airways, EasyJet, FlyBe, and other UK carriers.
Replies: 147
Views: 22468

Re: Brexit wins: impact on British Airways, EasyJet, FlyBe, and other UK carriers.

hayzel777 wrote:
Obama has already stated that if the British leave, they will be "in the back of the queue" for any type of deal.


The British told Obama where he can stuff it.

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue May 17, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA Dehub CLT Or Warn Passengers?
Replies: 82
Views: 16817

RE: Should AA Dehub CLT Or Warn Passengers?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mcdu" class="quote" target="_blank">Mcdu</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>Breast feeding pilots, transgender warnings and ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon May 16, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA Dehub CLT Or Warn Passengers?
Replies: 82
Views: 16817

RE: Should AA Dehub CLT Or Warn Passengers?

This is stupid thread. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flashmeister" class="quote" target="_blank">flashmeister</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> I wouldn't...

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu May 05, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Selects New Business Class Seat (B/E)
Replies: 60
Views: 14840

RE: AA Selects New Business Class Seat (B/E)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PUDFW" class="quote" target="_blank">PUDFW</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i> <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/611...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon May 02, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Terminal Did HP Use At JFK In 2000?
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

RE: What Terminal Did HP Use At JFK In 2000?

I flew into <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> on <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> back in 2000 I believe and we used <acronym title="Transaer (Ireland) and Trans Asian Airlines (Kazakhstan)">T7</ac...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Leaving American?
Replies: 20
Views: 9379

RE: Doug Parker Leaving American?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/F9Animal" class="quote" target="_blank">F9Animal</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>he has really proven his ability to lead...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines’ O’Hare Gate Expansion Cleared
Replies: 32
Views: 8800

RE: American Airlines’ O’Hare Gate Expansion Cleared

I can't remember the count. How many L gates did AS have before the merger and how many after?

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: GOL May Declare Bankruptcy
Replies: 36
Views: 17053

RE: Rumor: GOL May Declare Bankruptcy

Can anyone enlighten me on what valuable assets (gates, slots, routes,...) G3 has that would be useful to <acronym title="TAM-Transportes Aereos Meridionais (Brazil)">JJ</acronym>/LA? <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Congonhas (CGH / SBSP), Brazil">CGH</acronym>? All I see are 737's flying routes within ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Runs Out Of "as" N-numbers; Using AK Now
Replies: 38
Views: 9734

RE: AS Runs Out Of "as" N-numbers; Using AK Now

I claim to know very little about this process. So here's my question. Why can't a registration number on a non-leased plane be transferred to another aircraft (or reserved), thus leaving the buyer of the old plane with the task of reregistering the frame?

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