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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 25
Views: 4436

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

LupineChemist wrote:
AA could go in to try and counter the DL/AM deal.


Don't hold your breath waiting for AA. They have a horrible track record in strategic thinking. Parker plays checkers while DL plays chess.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8235

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

Unbelievably ugly livery. I agree 100%. In my opinion it is a nice livery, Please see an Ophthalmologist :yuck: :stirthepot: There is not Italian feel to the livery. .....I think the livery should remind people of Italy, and not Qatar. That battle was lost as soon as they changed from Meridiana to ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8235

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

Glad to hear of this development. Unbelievably ugly livery. I agree 100%. In my opinion it is a nice livery, Please see an Ophthalmologist :yuck: :stirthepot: There is not Italian feel to the livery. .....I think the livery should remind people of Italy, and not Qatar. That battle was lost as soon ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further Industry Consolidation? Wall Street Thinks So
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Further Industry Consolidation? Wall Street Thinks So

..... And if any of the US3 make a play for B6, I think even the Trump Administration would cry "foul". I'm not saying it would definitely happen, but If AA wants a shot at becoming a player in NYC again, the Trump era has to be the time to do it. If a left-leaning administration comes in...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon May 21, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baboon on the loose at SAT
Replies: 19
Views: 3021

Re: Baboon on the loose at SAT

The picture shown was not a baboon. It was some other species of monkey.

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon May 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330 domestic routes
Replies: 33
Views: 5873

Re: American A330 domestic routes

Are the A332's out of PHL a result of AA trying to put a more premium product on the LAX/SFO transcons, or just slack in the TATL scheduling?

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat May 19, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Marshall arrests
Replies: 16
Views: 2380

Re: Air Marshall arrests

Not to go off topic, but do air marshalls fly on govt fares that prevent them from collecting miles? I'd be upset if I flew that much and couldn't benefit from a free flight now and then.

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7469

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Dieuwer wrote:
I wonder if DL will step in and attempt to assert influence on the AF situation.


Please explain where you think DL (a US company) will acquire this influence that they can then assert on French unions?

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US
Replies: 40
Views: 4044

Re: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US

ctrabs0114 wrote:

Using that definition, AA has DFW, UA has both IAH and DEN, and DL has both MSP and SLC. I don't know if the US3 want to add a similar sized hub at MCI or STL in the long-term given those hub operations I just mentioned.


SLC is no more mid-continent than PHX.

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3548

Re: EK unveils new B77L configuaration and social area

Is that social area for standing and talking or just a focal point for scavenging snacks? I cant exactly judge the spacing, but I wouldn't want people standing in front of or behind my seat in that space while they jibber-jabber. https://cdn.uc.assets.prezly.com/42503619-7b8d-420c-b5af-5a1109d628d3/...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture
Replies: 67
Views: 10964

Re: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture

If this is approved, I can see the US DOT imposing route guarantees on AA / QF, including a year-round AKL - LAX service on AA, as well as service to more US ports (like BNE - SEA / DFW / ORD on QF). BNE-SEA would be tricky as SEA are hubs for AS and DL. Can only see BNE-SEA working for QF and/or A...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 55
Views: 11637

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

Simply because it’s the capital, any non-stop to a world city (JFK, HKG, and the like) gets additional cachet and attention. My point isn’t that there’d be fares to cover it, but that everyone would pay attention to it — the mere existence of a thread about its discontinuation proves the point. Bec...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 4836

Re: the future of the jet bridge

You will never see glass jet bridges in PHX.

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 555
Views: 44820

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Would AUS-MAD be a viable route for OW/IB or would it draw traffic from AUS-LHR or AA's DFW-MAD?

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by Byrdluvs747
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul and LATAM awaits Brazil-US open skies
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: Azul and LATAM awaits Brazil-US open skies

kondoo wrote:
Only AA and JJ in my opinion.


Besides the JBA, what routes or opportunities open up for AA/JJ/LA that don't exist today?

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9106

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

This is going to come down to price. Free bags set aside, as most people carry-on now, will WN price competively? I disagree. Unless they already have family in Hawaii, most people don't go on vacation there with just carry-on. So unless they were elite on the carrier of travel, a family of four wo...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12918

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

Thanks for listing those. :thumbsup:

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Looking to Scrape Up USD 1.2 Billion in a Hurry to Support Bonds
Replies: 43
Views: 6217

Re: Etihad is seeking to prevent a technical default of bonds

Still think Emirates will end up buying out/ merging with ETIHAD. It seems as if you're not the only one. Etihad should merge with Emirates, Davy report argues However, I wonder if some divestitures could be imposed by the DOJ/ECC in order for the the combined carrier to continue operating in the U...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12918

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

incitatus wrote:

By hub we mean the operation of one airline at one airport. AA @ CLT is the third largest hub operation in the USA.


Is there a list of hub size rankings somewhere? I've never seen one.

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6822

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

Actually, the merger, imo, was a shot in the arm to an AA that was seemingly swimming in circles regarding service and overall atmosphere. Post-merger, I've really begun to see a revamp in their overall customer service and hard product...at the expense of legroom and overall seat comfort (naturall...

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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: 4287

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164200

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: 12470

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: 6523

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164200

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: 469
Views: 124943

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: 469
Views: 124943

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: 6448

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: 6448

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164200

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164200

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: 6219

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: 25237

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 bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164200

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
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies for more HAV service
Replies: 21
Views: 4135

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: 4135

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: 11369

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: 5658

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: 69
Views: 12583

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: 69
Views: 12583

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: 69
Views: 12583

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: 4948

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: 6736

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: 9257

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: 5111

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: 2087

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: 21136

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: 7065

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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