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by braniff2hav
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 151
Views: 20450

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

The tourism industry for American Samoa has a long way to go to respond to the N. American tourist - very unresponsive or slow to respond. Hawaiian serves Pago Pago fairly well.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 43
Views: 6067

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

MSY to SHV, LIT, JAX, CHS would be great candidates.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Beach Lounge in Barbados
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Virgin Beach Lounge in Barbados

Quiet innovative! Virgin Holidays has announced plans to build a private lounge on Brownes Beach in Barbados to occupy travellers while they wait for their flight home. The Departure Beach, scheduled to open in May 2018, will have a beach bar and restaurant, complimentary towels and showers, WiFi, g...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Main Cabin Extra Seating on LUS aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 595

AA Main Cabin Extra Seating on LUS aircraft

Has AA stated when they will begin installing true Main Cabin Extraa seating product on the former USAirways aircraft.
Seems like there is no plan and there is quiet a 'hot mess' of a difference of product on AA vs US aircraft even after all these years - with no plan?

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by braniff2hav
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 56271

Re: DL Future Expansion

Rest assured DL or a Skyteam partner will be linking MSY with either AMS or CDG. The market is there - it's very likely more inbound heavy with tourist/business/oil-gas related traffic/crew change related. The power of either hub is significant and offers connections to smaller markets in Europe tha...

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

BA has a great product and they know it, so it will not be easy pulling people away from them. Huh???? Um, have you ever seen a Club World seat in person? It's absolutely terrible! No, that's being too nice... it's F#CKING TERRIBLE. I do agree about the no AC vents and on Euro Traveler they don't e...

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

RE GLO So it appears they have gone 'seasonal' on their routes to SHV, MEM, and HSV .. and Destin I'm not sure. But the only flights after Friday 7/7 they are operating are MSY-LIT and some of their LIT-Destin service (they have one flight on 14Jul). No announcement. No protection for travelers alre...

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Anyone know what might be going on at GLO? Seems their schedule is not up to date beyond 07Jul-Friday of this week.

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by braniff2hav
Wed May 17, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13910

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Sort of a ridiculous title ... 'rumor' ... I don't think if this were true there would be a rumor about it at this point in time. American Airlines would have made a formal announcement when the decision was made. But alas, it's not true. I agree with the statement above, anyone that knows native SA...

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by braniff2hav
Mon May 08, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Does it seem that NK is adding that DFW-MSY flight back, it had disappeared?

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by braniff2hav
Sat May 06, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 16508

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

Love a 767 .. but they do have some issues the older they get. Both DFW inaugurals were delayed today due to maintenance. I can mention we have sold a good number of tickets on the FCO service and the coach fares are in the $1800 range, far higher than to LHR and CDG. So AA is has to be making some ...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

It lives! Good for GLO ... now for the long term solution. I could see this as messy. How will they every grow? But I suppose they can think about that another day at this point. Wonder how their marketing and sales strategies will change now.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

CFM seemed to operate unreliably with a number of cancellations, pulling planes for maintenance for days at a time creating a reliability issue for GLO's brand. I notice CFM now is known as Contour. This same Contour has a relationship it seems with Crystal Cruises and that XRS aircraft for air char...

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by braniff2hav
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

GLO selling, DL buying GLO ? What is there to sell or buy really? It was a brand and not a really strong one, except it did have non-stop going for it and yes it did redevelop some markets. Silver/3M needs to step up quickly (hopeful!) :)

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by braniff2hav
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Well, if Silver wanted to step in to the MSY market and have access to what GLO built up, they better make their move right away. I'm not sure which markets GLO performed best in. I honestly think the best future for GLO was to buy its own a/c (huge investment for aircraft, crew, training etc.). But...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Well, it's pretty much 'something is up -- as of 27Apr - last flight - for now. I will share the message received today from GLO: "We are going through a transition, which is exciting big picture, but unfortunately has come at a challenging time. We have been forced to make schedule changes to ...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

So ... further investigation sheds this light: Looking at their lowest fare calendar for flights on 01May in the SHV MSY, LIT MSY and MEM MSY markets - the lowest fare calendar shows fares for all days of the month. NO flights in May in any of those markets. So something is up. Does not look good.

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by braniff2hav
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Considering WN's reservation system issues are not the best to begin with at this point I seriously doubt they will be doing a codeshare with GLO. I received notification on cancelled flights I have booked with GLO in the SHV-MSY market. I'll also mention that the e-mail was worded in the worst way ...

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by braniff2hav
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Anyone know what 'transition' GLO is going through, supposedly a 'big transition' is about to occur. I notice some non-operating flights or days without flights operating at all other than normal operation.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11755

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

Glad to see SHV score another route. That being said, tickets are over $1000 RT. At those levels, it won't last. ??? The route has almost zero to do with CLT-SHV O&D. I'm aware of this. I looked at the more popular connections from SHV (BOS, NYC, DC metro). CLT is not on the routing of most of ...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 12662

Re: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes

Do you have more details on the CLT-SHV e.g. frequency or times?

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by braniff2hav
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 121075

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

He sure doesn't look like a doctor. ^^ That statement is unbelievable. Really? What does a doctor look like? As for United, Republic - or whatever.... as far as I see it and the public - United's name is splashed everywhere - from the ticket, to the gate, to the plane to the inflight magazine to th...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 900
Views: 74736

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

BA just announced they are going from 4 to 5 days a week effective 10/30/17.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-MSY inaugural (today, March 27) pics and info
Replies: 58
Views: 10239

Re: LHR-MSY inaugural (today, March 27) pics and info

Already going to 5 x a week. Just announced at the inaugural press event. Yippie! Effective 10/30/2017.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs
Replies: 108
Views: 14695

Re: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs

Will continue happening - until these carriers address the issues that bring the systems down to begin with.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fake Service Animals Becoming a Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 3701

Re: Fake Service Animals Becoming a Problem

Only in the last few months have both United and American in the U.S. require that documentation be provided from a physician stating such support is necessary and the documenation must be on file with these two airlines now. United's form is found here: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/conten ... -...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to offer Basic Economy Fares in 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 8766

Re: UA to offer Basic Economy Fares in 2017

Since United says that seating together is not guaranteed maybe they should restrict sales to those 18 and older. This might help avoid to complaints of kids being row 8 and the parents being in rows 24 and 18. We all know that's coming. This is a complete nightmare already, because people read thi...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20083

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

AA finally added the nonstop option with miles, it was about 110k miles and a whopping $1100+ in taxes and airline imposed charges for a J ticket yesterday on the nonstop, booked as BA. RIDICULOUS

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by braniff2hav
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal AirCruises All Luxury 777 (photos)
Replies: 17
Views: 7847

Re: Crystal AirCruises All Luxury 777 (photos)

https://vimeo.com/189092373
You can get a seat onboard starting early November .. pricing starting at $159k.
Happy to have this available for our clients! Great partnership.
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More here: https://vimeo.com/189092373
You can get a seat onboard starting early November .. pricing starting at $159k.
Happy to have this available for our clients! Great partnership.

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by braniff2hav
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20083

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

Been that way for at least a few years. Haven't ridden them since 2003, wasn't aware. :( Use a travel agent and get it for free. ...but pay a travel agent fee? What'd be the point? An agents fee is less than what BA wants to charge you for advice and service. Not every travel agent has access.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20083

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

LAX772LR wrote:
On a side note: BA charges $109 for seat selection, even for J pax?

When the heck did THAT start?! Cheap! :mad:

Been that way for at least a few years. Use a travel agent and get it for free.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20083

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

I suspect the next move over the Atlantic will be either a DL/AF or KL seasonal service to CDG or AMS - the power of those hubs connectivity cannot be denied. Skyteam (DL) is not going to just sit by. Could be sooner rather than later - they won't allow BA to mature here. Something will come about o...

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by braniff2hav
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20083

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

Also, does pharma industry still support with guarantees that RDU-LHR service these days?

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by braniff2hav
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 143
Views: 20083

Re: BA announces LHR-MSY

To live in MSY today and be in the business community is to understand what makes this city tick. No, New Orleans is certainly not an ATL or IAH nor does it likely have the corporate business of a STL .. .but what it does have is a substantial amount of small business along with a few large companie...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27655

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

Brexit nonsense needs to stop. It's not going to affect things much at all. And it will in fact create a surge in inbound tourism to Britain, something that will be very noticeable next summer.[/quote] Well ..... tourism certainly will increase to the UK/Britain - Brexit will indeed have an affect o...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27655

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

There is an Aviation Board Meeting tomorrow 20Oct-Thursday - a regular monthly meeting @ 1000a - so there is a gathering. Today with all the fire and rescue emergency preparedness - I doubt anything would take place with 'smoke and plums' in the background. :)

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by braniff2hav
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27655

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

It's just like BA to drain one of their emotions. They are not the easiest corporation to 'count on' or deal with commercially.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27655

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

And they just cut out CTU, effective 15Jan17, wonder where that 787 is headed? They've made all the official cessation of service announcements this week.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Finally announces Cuba Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: WN Finally announces Cuba Flights

Cuban resorts have been built and marketed to more budget minded holiday makers over the years and are not geared to the US traveler for the most part. Food quality satisfies travelers from other markets but it will not satisfy most Americans. Until new brands/properties are built with brands known ...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27655

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

2travel2know2 wrote:
Would AV (scheduled) from SAL (or SAP) count as a new international airline flying to MSY?


Considering Avianca does not fly to MSY, nor is there a route to either SAL or SAP non-stop, then I would say yes.

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by braniff2hav
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27655

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

Just saw this come across my email... Most likely unrelated... Thomas Cook Airlines UK in December 2016 scheduled one-time operation to New Orleans, on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft. On 23DEC16, the airline will operate London Gatwick – New Orleans route on charter basis, with following schedule. ...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27655

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

Would a BA MSY-LHR service have any effect on DE's seasonal MSY-FRA service? They focus on different markets. Condor goes almost exclusively goes after leisure travelers (primarily going to Europe). BA will get any business traffic and will probably get most if not all traffic headed from Europe to...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27655

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

FI has zilch interest in MSY service, the market is simply put too minuscule to consider.

BA will be a great addition if it comes to be.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal AirCruises All Luxury 777 (photos)
Replies: 17
Views: 7847

Re: Crystal AirCruises All Luxury 777 (photos)

In addition to the 777 they have acquired a 787 in 2018 and they already have a Bombadier CS configured for 13 pax as well. Very exciting product to have for clients.

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by braniff2hav
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines NEW Fare Class?
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: American Airlines NEW Fare Class?

I suspect they are getting ready to launch their 'basic fares' in October and had to get rid of this to launch something else.

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by braniff2hav
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines NEW Fare Class?
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: American Airlines NEW Fare Class?

They dropped it all on 12Aug16. [Mind you they notified us on 30Aug.... ] We are restructuring our Fare Bundles Updated: August 12, 2016 This important notification is to advise our travel partners we recently discontinued ‘Choice Essential’ and ‘Choice Plus’ (i.e. Fare Bundles) pricing on August 12...

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by braniff2hav
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 25681

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

a380787 wrote:
ultra minor typo : the YHZ line probably meant "PHL" not "PHI"


Thanks for pointing that out. Corrected. Sorry - ipad not 'friendly' today.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 25681

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

You mean JFK-BHX, right? Not too surprising that ORD-DUS, PHL-BRU, and PHL-ZRH are going away. However, this will constitute a complete pullout from BRU, and also from YHZ. Any idea why they wouldn't operate DFW-KOA for April and May as well? It seems like rather spotty service. Yes, - my apologies...

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by braniff2hav
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 25681

AA new routes and cancellations announced

DFW - AMS for May to Sept 2017 DFW - FCO " " ORD - BCN " " DFW - KOA for Feb to March and June to July 2017 MIA - HPN goes year round Deletions: PHL - BRU as of 8/21 - already done ORD - DUS - closed 9/6 JFK - BHX closes 1/6/2017 (edited to correct, sorry) PHL - ZRH ends 9/30/16 ...

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