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by aaway
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 130
Views: 16815

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

The issue is that OC Board of Commissioners approved a master plan for redevelopment of general aviation facilities - including FBOs. The jist - as is typically the case with OC airport issues - is that the board felt compelled to mollify key constituencies opposed to (further) development at SNA. I...

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Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Inflight magazines, brochures
Replies: 8
Views: 11934

Re: Inflight magazines, brochures

worldtravellib,

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Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX Gate 39 - What happened to it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: LAX Gate 39 - What happened to it?

Delete....duplicate post.

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Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX Gate 39 - What happened to it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: LAX Gate 39 - What happened to it?

atcdan wrote:
You’re right LAX. Wasn’t BTQ using 39 for a little while?


39 as a contact gate has been closed since 38 was repositioned to accommodate VA upon their move to T-3. If I recall correctly, around 2013 or so.

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Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

....My guess is that the fate of ACT and the other close-in airports is tied to the fate of the ERD and ER4. If AA keeps some around in order to service these close-in airports at 4-6x daily, the greater the likelihood they hang around as opposed to 2x E75 or 3x CR7. CLL was the same way when I wor...

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Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

I flew into ACT pretty regularly for a couple of years, and while I don’t have any hard data, either, Baylor (both business and what appeared to be students) made up a good portion of traffic. There was quite a bit of other business traffic, too. I saw a lot of logos on swag that shouldn’t have had...

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Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

If they were, id imagine small cities that are within two hours drive of a hub airport might be on the list. ACT, TYR, GGG, and SPS come to mind. My thinking is that SPS is most likely survivor of this grouping you've listed. GGG likely the weakest considering proximity to SHV and TYR. I wonder abo...

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Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX Gate 39 - What happened to it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: LAX Gate 39 - What happened to it?

Excepting the five year old thread, there was another thread from long ago that addressed this. In short, the jetway at 39 was removed due to maneuverability issues created when the jetway at 38 was repositioned. The last post (with photo) from the five year old thread illustrates the impact. While ...

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Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

LAXdude1023 wrote:
If they were, id imagine small cities that are within two hours drive of a hub airport might be on the list. ACT, TYR, GGG, and SPS come to mind.


My thinking is that SPS is most likely survivor of this grouping you've listed. GGG likely the weakest considering proximity to SHV and TYR.

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Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48493

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

At the beginning of the pandemic related schedule reductions, I know TXK was at risk of immediate withdrawal by AA. The airport authority subsequently waived most (all?) of the fees that AA pays at TXK. Since that time, the schedule has been at 2 p/day or 3/p day (was planned to resume 4/p day durin...

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Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2020 Q2 results
Replies: 56
Views: 11546

Re: AA Q2 results

What I found very interesting on the Q2 earnings call and confirmation of what I’ve been saying for a while is: “Our hubs excluding the Northeast that is New York and Boston and the West Coast produce unit revenue premiums of 10% to 12% higher than the industry, indeed has grown since the time of o...

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Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2020 Q2 results
Replies: 56
Views: 11546

Re: AA Q2 results

Boof02671 wrote:
And he opened up the call thanking the whole America West team and before the Q and A had to issue a mea culpa.


Perhaps it wasn't really a faux pas. From my contacts, most of the management staff that's been walked to the exits had been long-tenured pre-merger AA employees

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by aaway
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2020 Q2 results
Replies: 56
Views: 11546

Re: AA Q2 results

I too have an opinion of the current management that I'll save for perhaps a more appropriate forum or time. This thread has begun to devolve along predictable factions. I have no personal opinion about Parker's role at AA, but I do wonder whether American Airlines would have survived without the me...

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by aaway
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I don’t see AS giving up T6. They tried the co-locating with AA back in the late 80’s- early 90’s. Even though there was no partnership, It was a disaster coordinating gates with AA. Some days we had to operate almost half of our 12 flight a day schedule via a bus op out of AA’s Super-bay hanger. O...

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Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

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Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Brianpr3 wrote:
While i am here What is FIS?


Federal Inspection Services - for arriving international passengers.

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Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

It's clear to me that JetBlue at this point expects to get most if not all of the gates at T5 or at least AA will not have exclusive access to more than the 5 gates. There is a cost to competing in LAX. When you are low on cash like AA, it's just no possible to stick around in the same capacity. An...

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Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

In theory yes. However, given a few large hurdles with operating out of LAX, I think the outcome is much clearer than it would normally be. Without taking this too far off topic, frankly, the situation isn't so much about constraints at LAX, or of the Los Angeles market. This (AA) is a result of a ...

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Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

AA made money out of LAX domestically but it’s important to understand how. Outside of routes to their hubs (40% of seat capacity out of LAX), the number of routes where AA was the airfare leader was a small handful of routes and those had average airfares below those of LAX as a whole. Therefore, ...

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Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

BTW, AA made money domestically from LAX pre-COVID. Trying to fly to China from LAX is what made it go into the red. AA made money out of LAX domestically but it’s important to understand how. Outside of routes to their hubs (40% of seat capacity out of LAX), the number of routes where AA was the a...

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by aaway
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Not sure what your background is but what your saying isn’t the least bit inline with how AS and many airlines view these contracts. They absolutely push a big amount of money to the carrier and build loyalty. Through a myriad of revenue channels. I appreciate your take, but it’s just that, a take ...

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by aaway
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35586

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Interesting discussion thus far. I won't wade into the factions side of the discussion. There are questions regarding LAX that I'll answer: (1) W/R/T leases - In simple terms, LAWA has a dual system for real estate for the pax carriers. One is the "typical" lease with associated rights &am...

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Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10424

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

From the June 1985 issue of Pan Am Clipper: - A310-200s entered service June 1st, Berlin-Frankfurt - Four initial A310-200s were leased aircraft - Pan Am-Airbus Industrie contract for 12 A310-300 and 16 A320 signed May 30th (1985). - Is mentioned that the contract represented a keystone in the futur...

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10288

Re: AA early 747 question

What a great post. I'd never before seen the two early 747 seat maps that you posted. It appears as if AA continued to call their own 747s Astroliners upon initial delivery. AA must have installed the couch lounge and more familiar upper deck lounge and renamed the 747s Luxuryliners shortly after d...

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10288

Re: AA early 747 question

....I flew AA from LAX to JFK to be in a family wedding either in 1970 or 1971 on an AA 747. I remember it because I had never been to NY before. I certainly wasn’t an enthusiast at that age. But 2 things stuck in my mind. The first was that there was a mini-ceremony as we were boarding the plane. ...

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by aaway
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10288

Re: AA early 747 question

This is where it gets weird. I've come across this photo below many times over the years, and have confirmed it is from a 1971 Boeing 747 brochure which shows off all the new cabins they had been installing across the different airlines. They show this picture for the AA upper deck and it is clearl...

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14137

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Wow. I suspected they would reduce numbers, but that figure is higher then anticipated. "Don't waste a good crisis" Qantas must be taking the advantage to slim down some workforce and get the costs cut down in the long run - AJ is an expert in that Michael I don't think Qantas are using C...

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by aaway
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta JFK and LGA Ops frequencies
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Delta JFK and LGA Ops frequencies

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=1171
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Here is a link for JFK. You can use the same source for LGA: https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=1171

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by aaway
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4891

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

I've seen a partial cabin CCTV system onboard the B773s operated by a particular Boeing customer. System monitors both F/C galley & J/C galley(s), F/C cabin & J/C cabin(s). I believe it is an optional feature, not standard equipage.

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Sat May 30, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Air California HQ
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: Air California HQ

Does anyone know the address of the old Air Cal HQ before they were bought by AA? Also, any pics of the HQ? Did they have a full training facility there? I have searched everywhere...even NTSB reports, and can't find any information. W/R/T training - Don't know the exact timeline, but AirCal did pe...

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by aaway
Wed May 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 356
Views: 67214

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Where is other more traditional avenues of credit? Have you seen UA (who has less debt) tried to raise money via bond recently? How did that go? I don't know how you can use part of your ff program as collateral. Who else is going to use other part? If there is a default, how can you split up the p...

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Wed May 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 356
Views: 67214

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I just listened to the call this story as presented was a lie. 1st off there is no deal yet, secondly they will be using only a portion of it as the collateral when it gets done, but there will still be ample value left to do other liquidity with it if necessary, plus they still have other more tra...

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Mon May 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 356
Views: 67214

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Would American be in better condition had it ordered fewer new aircraft back in 2011 (in addition to ridding itself of a hub or two)? Speculative opinion (and, to be clear, not casting aspersions toward labor) - I think AA emerging from BK as a standalone would've have been better positioned at tha...

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Mon May 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 356
Views: 67214

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Something else that has been discussed on here over the years is whether AA needed to slim down after their merger with US. DL closed two hubs, CVG and MEM, after their merger with NWA. UA closed CLE. Both airlines also reorganized their fleets. I feel that since the merger AA, while performing wel...

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Sun May 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15845

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

Stupid folks come from all age brackets. But you may do well to remember Gen X and millennials are the ones that actually took this seriously. It was the Boomers and Gen Z who protested common sense measures. The narrative of “young people” not taking this seriously is tired, incorrect and well... ...

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Fri May 15, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 9032

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

San Jose (SJC) is another city that has height restrictions as a result of the approaches to the 30s passing over downtown.

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Sun May 10, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11202

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

DL has to keep as many seats in/out of SEA as possible as that is how SEA allocates gates. If they cancel and AS doesn’t, AS will gain gates. In the current environment, I'd find it surprising that the Port wouldn't temporarily waive the usage requirement. LAWA has done this for LAX - in place unti...

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Wed May 06, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8287

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

eta unknown wrote:
BOAC and later BA had "pooling" revenue sharing agreements with friendly competitors for want of a better term: QF and SA and IIRC AC come to mind.


This was the term I was banging my head for. Couldn't recall the phraseology if I'd been offered money. Thanks for the jog.

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Wed May 06, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8287

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

SAS had a long history with Thai International. Matter of fact, SAS and the former Thai Airways Co. joined to form Thai International in 1960. The early days of Thai International had Scandinavians occupying both the C-suite (executives) and the left-hand seat (as pilots) on board aircraft. Though T...

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Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7418

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

I seem to recall there was an article from one of the local news stations that stated it started out as a grass fire with a rapid rate of spread and then spread to the cars, not that it was caused by one of the cars. You can also tell from looking at one of the videos that it was a wind driven even...

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Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10720

Re: Airport construction projects question

LAX - The major components of the Midfield Satellite Concourse will be completed. Some of the punchlist items - depending on scope - may be postponed. LAWA / AA / DL hastily scheduled discussions regarding those projects. No clarity thus far, but (my speculation) is that the landside projects will c...

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: British Airways timetable
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Re: British Airways timetable

excalibur wrote:
Hello,

I am looking for British AIrways timetables from 1999-2005.
Thanks for the help.

Alex


Alex, Ebay is really going to be your best bet in terms of quantity & price range.

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380921

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Interesting. Isnt UA committed to T9? How would they back out of that? As for T9, I don't have the specifics on it, or what the agreement states, but everything is negotiable... LAWA and UA are still in negotiations. Meetings with the corporate real estate folks are common in times like these, it i...

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380921

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

[/quote] If anyone pulls back LAX of the US3 I see United more likely than Delta. Interesting. Isnt UA committed to T9? How would they back out of that? [quote="DeltaPSCFlyer"]As for T9, I don't have the specifics on it, or what the agreement states, but everything is negotiable... LAWA an...

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380921

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

LAX is extremely important in the aviation world, it is a hub for AA, UA, & WN. If DL were to draw it down, they would be at a significant disadvantage in corporate travel. They also have significant investment in LA, they just spent $400 million to sponsor the 2028 Olympics, in addition they j...

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Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and Philippine Airlines Apply For Codeshare - Oneworld Next?
Replies: 33
Views: 6686

Re: American Airlines and Philippine Airlines Apply For Codeshare - Oneworld Next?

With the exception of the Skyteam flirtation a few years ago, PR had had a fairly close business relationship with AA. Some of that relationship existed outside of the marketing realm. Years ago AA & PR had proposed codeshare that, ultimately, never materialized due to an FAA IASA (International...

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Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24401

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

SMX to All appears suspended from JUN to SEP. Why? *UA DEN-SMX JUN 0.9>0[0] JUL 1.0>0[0] AUG 1.0>0[0] SEP 1.0>0[0] **UA LAX-SMX JUN 0.9>0[0] JUL 1.0>0[0] AUG 1.0>0[0] SEP 1.0>0[0] **UA SFO-SMX JUN 0.9>0[0] JUL 1.0>0[0] AUG 1.0>0[0] SEP 1.0>0[0] New station start-up. Probably not much point to open ...

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 68037

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

WN may be operating short-hauls at LGB, but they operate a lot of short hops with quick turns in their schedule, and a delay early in the day has the potential to cascade into even longer delays in the evening. They still manage to operate within the curfew. The WN network ex-LGB is such that aircr...

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Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline magazine hunting
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Airline magazine hunting

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 68037

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

If you constantly leave JFK with no hope of beating the curfew then why should you not get a violation? Simple, it's a matter factoring the greater cost. That is, is the penalty more costly? Or is the cancelling a flight (and think about all of the factors in that calculus) a more costly exercise? ...

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