Should American opt to run a significant A321neo operation from Philadelphia, I think PHL-BRU/EDI/BHX/KEF would make sense. With the 321LR, PHL-HEL should be a given, and I could also see 321LRs on PHL-BER/GVA/WAW. AA's also talked about doing secondary Spain from somewhere too. Maybe use the 321s ...Jump to post
PBI to SDQ/KIN/PAP? A sure way to burn through money.Jump to post
As a gay man who has flown AS many times and have always been treated with the utmost respect I will await for further details before jumping on the discrimination bandwagon. AS is a forward thinking corporation who is very supportive of the LGBTQ community.Jump to post
When flying to Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic it happens all the time (particulalry on flights with high percentage of VFR pax). Also flew LY frrom LAX to TLV and upon landing in Israel the passengers broke out in applause. After flying to Mexico, Argentina or Chile numerous times never exper...Jump to post
QF has a substantial maintenance operation at LAX - https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-unveils-new-aircraft-maintenance-facility-at-lax/ Just because aircraft are sitting out in the open doesn't mean that they aren't undergoing work. of course, but is approx 15 hours of mainten...Jump to post
Cenral Asia, that sounds exotic!Jump to post
Thanks enilria! VX Network Conversion AS BOS-SFO MAY 0>4 JUN 0>4 Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this an increase in frequency over last spring? I think VX (along with B6) were both running this 3x, with B6 recently adding a fourth frequency (and a 5th starting soon). With DL now in this market,...Jump to post
The diaspora will still be traveling to PR, I myself will be going jn Nov. With the expected and already happeining mass exodus out of the island (some leaving for a short time others for good) we will still need links and flights from the mainland to PR. Mostly to places like MCO, TPA, PHL, BDL and...Jump to post
AASAP777 wrote:I remember AA started operating to SNN in the late 2000s, but from BOS. Wouldn't it be redundant with DUB's seasonal service from ORD?
EDI and MXP are certainly possibilities. In fact, didn't US serve EDI in the past? I'd be shocked to see either DUS or HEL. With AB's future in question, I don't think AA will venture into the PHL-DUS market. AA has never been particularly strong to Germany in the first place, so I see it as a toug...Jump to post
FCO operated fine on the 777. AMS struggled, due to the lacking 767 fleet reliability. When I flew DFW-AMS, we were an hour late departing due to MTX. The good news is next year both AMS and FCO will operate with a 777. I had originally heard it was going 787 (AMS) but then the 777 was scheduled wh...Jump to post
Does Casper also provide training to cabin crew on delivering a consistently professional, premium experience? If not, yawn. Until AA figures out a way to end the "good crew/bad crew" Russian roulette that one plays whenever one steps aboard a longhaul flight, all the fancy bedding in the...Jump to post
AA has allowed active employees to send relief aid to our families free of charge. Due to the history of AA in PR they have many employees from there, so one can imagine fhe amount of cargo headed down fo PR. In addifion to ofher relief being sent that way.Jump to post
SJU is capping commercial flights to only 10 per day total, only flights to MIA, MCO, ATL, PHL and NYC (not sure if EWR is included) are operating. There was terminal damage and access tp the airport is limited due to flooding. The first AA flight was mostly relief workers, volunteers and aid. PSE i...Jump to post
It is reported SJU Terminal A has been severly impacted due to the strong winds.Jump to post
Puerto Rican news was reporting all ops at SJU are to cease at 1900 due to the expected deterioration
of the WX.
This kinda reminds me of flying into Taiwan as typhoon Megi was leaving the island. It made the 13 hour flight from LAX freaking stressful. We circled for at least 30 minutes on approach into TPE but once cleared to land the approach was as smooth as silk. I am assuming anxiety on this DL flight mus...Jump to post
I'm surprised DL enployees where at the airport working, my family tells me in Ponce everythjng as of 1000 am was shut, barely people on tbe streets. SJU was much more exposed, they should have told ground staff to go home early and CX that flight.Jump to post
B747forever wrote:And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke.
AA really ceding MCI. first LGA and now LAX. 2 very important destinations My thoughts also. A little surprising. AA has been pretty solid in MCI too. two pretty disappointing retreats at the least it has good CLT, DCA, and PHL service. one daily PHX is pretty poor west coast representation, can't ...Jump to post
I recall plane spotting at SJU in the 90's as a kid, and eventhough DL was never the biggest there it still had mostly L1011/767 flights into SJU from ATL and 1 MCO (at times almost wingtip flights from ATL). Holiday weekend and today ATL-SJU has 3 737 flights in addition to JFK. How times have chan...Jump to post
Ok glad to see someone still goes to SJU. I used to travel there for business frequently but so much pharma and medical device have left it just isn't worth it anymore. There will always be people going to SJU. Mostly for VFR but also for tourism/cruise traffic and a lesser extent business. Many of...Jump to post
SJU statistics from DOT (only domestic service) 2016 - 7,619,000 2015 - 7,418,000 2014 - 7,272,000 2013 - 7,213,000 2012 - 7,246,000 2011 - 6,819,000 2010 - 7,211,000 2009 - 6,986,000 As of December 2016, the largest carrier was B6 with 34.2% market share followed by AA with 24.5% then DL with 12.8...Jump to post
LAX-MCI and LGA-MCI date back to TWA. I get the feeling that every since AA decided to close the old TWA maintenance base, MCI has just become a spoke served by ORD and DFW. How much service is there to MCI from CLT, PHX, and MIA? I'm trying to think of the major businesses in the Kansas City area....Jump to post
I've deplaned or boarded via hardstand in LHR (AA), FCO (AA), FRA (US/LH), LIN (AZ) sometimes an interesting experience (or a real drag with bad weather). In LAX once had a hybrid experience, flew into one of those remote gates near the water then had to take a bus into TBIT. Long bus ride in a jamm...Jump to post
. Yes, NY metro area still has a large Puerto Rican population, but mostly descendants and not native born in the island (many who seldomly if ever visit PR). . Yes VFR travel for many NY resident Puerto Ricans is now a trip to FL or some other region where there NY relatives or friends have reloca...Jump to post
Sure. This upcoming Monday is 5 flights into SJU, one of which is operated by a 767-400 from EWR. I think the overall point here is that UA is no less committed to SJU than any of the US3 carriers. Which is why I questioned the assertion that UA would exit SJU before anyone else. 77H Got a UA fan b...Jump to post
who is going to Frankfurt from san jose? not many people. they only way people fly on route like this is if they have extra money and don't know where to spend I'm sure this route does not only cater to people going to FRA, FRA is a huge hub offering connections throughout Europe, Africa the mid ea...Jump to post
It's definitely a big surprise that AA left NYC-SJU, even with the competition. I would imagine that NYC is the second largest year-round O&D "mainland" US market out of SJU after South Florida (or maybe even #1?), but I guess there are just too many competitors on that route for AA t...Jump to post
. Tomorrow for example UA is running 8 arrivals into SJU including 1 767. 77H You cannot use Sat as a gauge as UA runs large numbers of Sat and sometimes Sun only flights. Better to see what flies in on Mondays. Sure. This upcoming Monday is 5 flights into SJU, one of which is operated by a 767-400...Jump to post
I wonder if AA might try DFW-MAN seasonally? AA served DFW-MAN for a year or two back in either the early 2000's or late 1990's (I forget which). This would be good for connecting passengers, including on QF to SYD/MEL, but I cannot see that it would be a particularly attractive proposition for AA....Jump to post
Nope, no com plaint. You probably know more about the internal catfight at BA that caused their withdrawal from MAN longhaul, it's the absolute orchestras of marketing I am complaining about from both AA and BA. When you have a lock on a market (as they did), anyone in business who is serious will ...Jump to post
Flighty wrote:I am actually surprised AA's CLT-MAN did not survive as a daily (they tried it right?) That surprises me more than the JFK-MAN situation. And it suggests the MAN route is really fundamentally weak.
I'm surprised they still fly this route.Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:Any chance AA consolidates CLT and PHL into one super hub somewhere? They are only 390nm apart.
FAQ AA CLT-CDG MAR 0.3>0 Well crap. I booked the family on a CLT-CDG nonstop at the end of March so the kids didn't have to connect on their first TA trip. I haven't received an email from AA, but sure enough when I looked at my trip online, I'm going through JFK now. Ugh! I'm still booked non-stop...Jump to post
I still have a hard time thinking DFW AMS will go 777, as I mentioned earlier in the thread rumor was that it was going 787 (which would make more sense). 777 would seem like too much aircraft, considering I do not recall DFW-AMS with crazy high loads this season. Good to see PHL AMS going 767, as t...Jump to post