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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 270
Views: 27582

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I can't get a straight answer, will LGB continue to be a blue city or will it have zero flights going forward? edit: well last day of operations at LGB is early Oct so I guess that means ZERO flights? sad, did not see that coming. Why keep token flights out of BUR and ONT but not LGB? BUR and ONT s...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 270
Views: 27582

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Seems no matter how hard airlines try, all roads in LA lead to LAX where the money and customers are. Good luck, but suspect it will be brutal with so many overlapping competitors. The money is in SNA and BUR for domestic travel, they are just space limited. I don't see this though as being any les...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 39890

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

chrisair wrote:
Any insight in to how busy T3 is these days?


T3N is mostly dead in the middle of the day; T3S is busier than T3N but F9 often has 2-3 early RONs and DL has some long ground times.

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 8860

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

I suppose insurance will cover the damage in this incident Unlikely. The cost of this repair is probably less than the deductible. I've never thought about this - what is a typical "deductible" for an aircraft/airline like this? Do deductibles vary, or are they standardized as on autos? M...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 161964

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

I think all the original Freedom Air CRJ 900s had the rear door but were plugged. You can see them @ the last window of each of these photos. (the HPX livery looked ssoo sharp on these birds) 521705 5906773 Was there a galley in the back originally? Never on the Mesa birds but other carriers did se...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 161964

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

Aren't the black and white birds still flying normally for AA? is there something there that I am missing? I know that UA isn't using them. They are still able to be used in the AA system but haven't been getting regular use compared to how much they were being subbed during March & April. I ha...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 161964

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

I think as part of an agreement last year I think, if certain performance metrics weren't met, then AA could exercise rights to pull some from the CPA...which they did exercise on some but all of what they could have...but now they are pulling those due to low demand. This should help create more s...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 39890

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I flew PHX LAS Tuesday July 7 about 17: 00 and the A gates were packed. There were very few seats. My plane had about 50 empty seats, (A320). I guess they have consolidated ops in the A gates so that could account for the crowds. On arrival into LAS the Airport was empty. We arrived at the D gates ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9641

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

I just looked at that gate and the one next to it on Google Maps - yeah, that is just a dumb design there. Three different lines for B1, including two parallel ones that are 10 feet apart maybe. Pick a gate size for that gate and clean that mess up. Not like there is a lack of gates for AA at that ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 296
Views: 43220

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Vctony wrote:
I saw some numbers that WN was close to 70% of pre-COVID passenger volume at PHX.


They are running ~60% schedule at 66% capacity so even if everything was full it would put them at 40% of capacity.

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9641

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Wow. Given the lack of traffic, this is like crashing on an empty freeway. Clearly you missed how busy DFW has been. Either way, in order for a two aircraft incident to happen, all it takes is two aircraft; not hundreds. oh dear..... any word on what plane collided with the 175??? Hearing it was an...

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by alasizon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5573

Re: Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

Some places choose to have their satellite imagery scrubbed; it very much is an edit job. There were planes there when the imagery was taken.

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by alasizon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 161964

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

We also need to take into account the age of the YV CRJ 900 fleet. They were the first "big rj" operator - hence "Freedom Air" as the initial certificated operator of them - going back to 2003! Those birds could be getting a bit long in the tooth. A handful of Mesa 900s have bee...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16211

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

DDR wrote:
Would it be possible to sell enough advertising to pay for the new seats? Make everyone watch 10 to 15 minutes of commercials before “control” to change channels, etc. is released?


Only if you really wanted to convert to the full ULCC model which would probably lose AA even more money.

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines reach CARES Act loan agreements with Govt
Replies: 32
Views: 4558

Re: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach Loan Agreements with Govt

OO could be singling that they're anticipating a significant cut in their flying, which isn't surprising to me, because they're far from the cheapest regional out there. The only OO flying that is seemingly at risk is some of the DL CR9 flying; but even then I can't see OO reducing their footprint ...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines reach CARES Act loan agreements with Govt
Replies: 32
Views: 4558

Re: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach Loan Agreements with Govt

OO could be singling that they're anticipating a significant cut in their flying, which isn't surprising to me, because they're far from the cheapest regional out there. The only OO flying that is seemingly at risk is some of the DL CR9 flying; but even then I can't see OO reducing their footprint ...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16211

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Its so funny how this is such a first world problem. I just bring a book and a crossword puzzle. I'm set for anything of transcon length or less. Problem solved. Many now just don't have the same preference for paper in their hands. Whether it be crosswords, word searches or an actual book, the num...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29621

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

AKL surprises me a little bit. Before all of this started, they were going to move up the start date of LAX-AKL by a few weeks. Now they are not even going to be operating it come October. How did LAX-SYD perform in normal times? AKL probably has more to do with the fact that NZ is more or less clo...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19074

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

They can't seem to get the livery right, and I think that comes from the expectation attached to the "Eastern" name. This carrier would have so much more potential with its own identity. Agreed. This livery is very good but would be better suited for a name like "Navigator Air Lines&...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4270

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

From the Reuters article: "About 37% of the 135,000-strong Airbus workforce is due to retire this decade, led by veterans of its best-selling A320." As the year 2020 is the last year of this current decade, I think Reuters ment "in 10 years". :geek: The world of learning how to ...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 39890

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

AA will operate the B789 on PHX-HNL-PHX from 11/19/20-03/27/21, I wasnt able to find if this was coming from ORD or CLT. Generally it originated in CLT as A333 I wouldn't read much into the domestic widebody schedules right now. November probably won't be finalized until middle of Aug/ealy Sep. I w...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29621

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Well there we have it, this seems like an obvious move for AA in LAX: International has been a struggle for AA in LAX, however now it is much easier to cut knowing your competitors will likely follow suit & while also knowing that international demand will be suppressed for potentially years to...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 39890

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

BA744PHX wrote:
AA will operate the B789 on PHX-HNL-PHX from 11/19/20-03/27/21, I wasnt able to find if this was coming from ORD or CLT. Generally it originated in CLT as A333


I wouldn't read much into the domestic widebody schedules right now. November probably won't be finalized until middle of Aug/ealy Sep.

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6853

Re: Garuda A330 runs off runway

There is a better image here: https://www.news18.com/news/auto/garuda-indonesia-airbus-a330-plane-wheel-sinks-in-ground-after-going-off-tarmac-while-backtracking-2696703.html https://images.news18.com/ibnlive/uploads/2020/07/1593616411_garuda-indonesia-a330..png Best I can figure out, they were back...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3852

Re: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

The article implies that the act of smuggling helicopters specifically is illegal.
A) How does one smuggle a helicopter?
B) Why is it smuggling of helicopters that specifically is illegal?

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29621

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Maybe someone with more knowledge of LAX can guide me here: Would AA be able to use any of the gates that were being used for Asia & other long-haul, for additional domestic routes/frequencies? From AA pre-covid statements, it appeared that there wasn't much room to grow domestically otherwise ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29621

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

CLT-FCO and PHL-BUD are the two main cuts that don't make sense to me, but other than that I get it. Seasonal summer flying with little premium demand on both routes. Agreed but CLT-FCO fills the demand in the summer without any issues and makes money. It isn't as if they are selling all the seats ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29621

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

CLT-FCO and PHL-BUD are the two main cuts that don't make sense to me, but other than that I get it.

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by alasizon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2774

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Big believer in airports being named after the geographic area served. Did anyone ever call SNA “John Wayne Airport”? “Orange County”, yes. I hear maybe a couple hundred people a year call it John Wayne but far more people call it Santa Ana as opposed to Orange County. Or more often than not, the J...

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1176

Re: American to use all seating July 1

The reality is that keeping middle seats open does nothing for actual health, it is a feel good measure. Enforced mask policies are more effective than 18" of separation. I respect your opinion, but disagree. In this environment, I'm grateful for every single inch of additional separation from...

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1176

Re: American to use all seating July 1

Sounds like United will follow suit. United was the first to announce this, so AA is really following UA's suit here. Some people will still book with AA regardless of this move. You can argue that they’re putting money over health safety but at the end of the day there are people that are not worr...

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most seasonal airports
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Most seasonal airports

There are the ski markets of the world that see very limited service outside of the winter.

You also have airports like JAC which are dual-seasonal (summer and winter) while being far quieter in the spring and fall.

I agree though, you need more specificity on what you are looking for.

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1069
Views: 171445

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Detroit313 wrote:
It would be stupid to not do Kodiak on all the MAX airplanes right now when they are grounded.


Kodiak still costs money.

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1623
Views: 278151

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://dl.fltmaps.com/en
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ROCDLFAN wrote:
Would anyone possibly have a link that could be provided for the route map? Attempting to see where ROC/BUF/SYR are at for August but not able to figure out where the location of the map is. TIA


The official DL route map is available at https://dl.fltmaps.com/en

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by alasizon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 161964

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

LAXintl wrote:
Additionally, AA will receive payment credits based on aircraft utilization thresholds subject to Mesa receipt of CARES Act funds instead.


So AA won't have to pay the funds for withdrawing those aircraft as long as Mesa gets a certain amount of flying and gets CARES funding?

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by alasizon
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10897

Re: The future of CLT Airport

An east-west taxiway on the north side of the field -- where the parking lots and railroad tracks are -- would also help. That would solve all the problems but with all the new construction, railroad tracks, and elevation change there just isn't any suitable real estate available. Closing the cross...

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by alasizon
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 30
Views: 4258

Re: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

I doubt ZW will go back to AA. AA is trying to streamline the regional operation by using fewer regional carriers, and bringing ZW back would go in the other direction. AA is currently down to 6 partners, and of those 3 are wholly owned, and rumor has had it for months that AA is trying to figure o...

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12052

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

One must assume they know what they are doing but AS is starting new service from STS in the middle of this, a single daily R/T to SBA, this before adding back the second daily to SAN or the reduced services to LAX, PDX and SEA. Weird. It is a through flight on to PDX so it isn't really a new route...

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19194

Re: Rumor: Richa,rd Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Forgot about DCA, you are correct there. However, there is a ton of overlap with all of those east coast hubs compared to UA/DL. Do they really need MIA anymore with the loss of LATAM, heavy competition and CLT right up the road? Arguably no. Should they be focusing on PHL when the O&D rich JFK...

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by alasizon
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19194

Re: Rumor: Richa,rd Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Richard Anderson would only go to AA if he could take C.E. Woolman's desk. :D What? Outside of DFW and CLT, AA has a terrible network. If you include MIA with DFW and CLT, then I'd tend to agree. They have a decent network at LAX, but I wouldn't say it's significantly better than their many competi...

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by alasizon
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10897

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Is anything being done to shorten the time landing aircraft take to reach the gates? CLT has the longest ground time reaching gates I have ever experienced. Taxi time is way down right now with the reduced schedule. The biggest problem is flights on D and E-Concourse landing and taking off on 18C/3...

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by alasizon
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19194

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

In reality I'm not sure how much change a new CEO would bring. The US3 have decided to chase after the ULCC customer with BE fares. They've all shoved more seats into their planes. DL decided that by promoting AVOD and a "customer service culture" it would offset some of the negative of m...

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6894

Re: Us Air flight 1549

Did he ever hold Captain? "Although Skiles was flying as a co-pilot on flight 1549, this was due to a staff reductions at US Airways. He had flown as a Captain, prior to the staff reductions" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Skiles Thanks. Curious post merger. As far as I know, he ha...

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19194

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Improving operational reliability isn't something that AA needs Richard Anderson to do (or any new CEO for that matter); there are plenty of capable leaders at AA that can step up and start making the required efforts; but it isn't just management that needs to step up and we know that. It is every...

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19194

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

If AA would fix their customer service and hard/soft product, everything else would fall into place. That needs to be the top priority for any new AA CEO. Their network needs some work too, but that’s not nearly as big of a deal as those two things. IMO it is reliability and customer service. The d...

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1069
Views: 171445

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Pardon my ignorance but I'm not familiar with "321L" -- is that a LUS 321? and 321S is non 321T LAA? Yes, 321L is LUS 321. 321T is the 3-class that does JFK to LAX and SFO. 321S is the Legacy AA 321. It's not an embarrassing product if you are tall, especially on a transcon. In terms of M...

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by alasizon
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6894

Re: Us Air flight 1549

I know FO Jeff is flying the 787 for AA now. We all know what Sully is doing. What did the 3 FA’s end up doing after 1549? Flight attendant Doreen Welsh, who sustained a severe leg injury in the crash, retired and never returned to flying. Donna Dent and Sheila Dail continued flying with US/AA, how...

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by alasizon
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 161964

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

does dca plan to reopen 35x or will they only reopen the other terminal c gates until the new terminal is done? Looking at the schedule tomorrow there is nothing out of 35X. All of the regionals are CR7’s or 175’s. The downturn could serve as an opportunity to finish off the new world and make 35X ...

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by alasizon
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x/day
Replies: 94
Views: 14741

Re: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x

I noticed that too. Funny how the press release about AA adding flights sparked a rally for airline stocks, while this shows the opposite. I think you’re misreading the file. Up until this week, AA was still selling a July schedule that was effectively last years schedule. They’re now bring the sch...

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