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by USAirALB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid
Replies: 25
Views: 3451

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

I would assume that Hawaii stations are safe. I would guess that all California stations are likely safe as well.

If it came to it, I could see IAD and GSP being dropped.

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 333
Views: 97968

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

ChrisNH38 wrote:
No sign of Boston coming back; CX did so well there...I thought.

No US destination is going to come back right now outside of LAX/SFO/JFK.

CX has BOS scheduled to resume Winter 2021 with an 77W.

The only US destination that I could see being eliminated would be Dulles.

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by USAirALB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 225
Views: 26985

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

I wonder if this will push AA off BDL-LAX. I know UA was doing BDL-SFO on a seasonal basis for some time, so I wouldn't be surprised if this pushed them off as well.

tphuang wrote:
JetBlue is not going to add LAX-ALB

Whats the PDEW for LAX-ALB versus say RIC or CHS?

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by USAirALB
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds CLT - BZN, JAC, MTJ
Replies: 25
Views: 2898

Re: AA adds CLT - BZN, JAC, MTJ

JAC and BZN are nice additions, though I am surprised that BZN is being flown as a daily service. Traffic to BZN must really be up. I wouldn't be surprised to see it extended through the Summer season as well. Not having service to EGE is interesting. US did CLT-EGE for several years with a 752 both...

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by USAirALB
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245499

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

That Guaymas flight was actually around for quite a while. Never understood the Guaymas flight and who the flight was catered to. Quite frankly I have never heard of the city until I saw it on the combined HP/US route map. I know the route lasted long enough past the retirements of the Dash-8s in P...

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by USAirALB
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245499

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Didn't US/HP serve these routes once upon a time?

I know US did Guaymas at one point with Dash-8s.

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by USAirALB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Lahore
Replies: 29
Views: 6178

Re: British Airways to Lahore

I wonder if this route announcement is more so just because of the slack in the fleet, and BA is simply throwing whatever on the wall and seeing if it sticks or there is a genuine amount of VFR traffic traveling right now that is attempting to avoid transit hubs. If that's the case, I wonder if we m...

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by USAirALB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 110
Views: 18631

Re: United to Closing Flight Attendant Tokyo Hub

Surprised it was still open.

I take it LHR/FRA are the only foreign FA bases left? I think HKG was just recently closed.

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by USAirALB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13710

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

[AA tends to have roughly equal service from CLT and DFW for cities east of the Mississippi so getting to DFW for a TPAC connection is not really an issue. I wouldn't necessarily call that a true statement. It's true that AA has slowly been improving service to smaller/medium sized East Coast desti...

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by USAirALB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 77
Views: 8524

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

The new same day flight change benefit being offered by AA/DL/UA/AS is simply a marketing ploy and nothing else. It's essentially designed to give the impression that each of the US3+AS is being a more "customer centric", "caring", "friendly" airline-however you want to...

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by USAirALB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13710

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

GRU will happen at CLT before anything in Asia happens. (Not that either is likely) CLT has had GRU and GIG already but they ended sometime around the US/AA merger. I'm not sure which went away first but I believe it was GRU. CLT-GIG was flown 2010-2014 using a 762 and was up-gauged to an A332 duri...

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13710

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Could you imagine coming in to CLT from East Asia, and after 14-15 hours, getting stuck in the taxiway congestion? No thanks. Hey that sounds just like EWR! or LAX or waiting for a gate at DFW. Or ORD. Or even worse: landing at JFK and having to take an Uber to LGA to make your connection. Honestly...

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13710

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Delta28L wrote:
Boeing757100 wrote:
I think maybe the fact that there are many airports nearby CLT that DO have Asia service like DTW, ATL, JFK, MIA, BOS, etc.


MIA only has cargo flights to Asia. They don’t have any airlines serving Asia

MIA has flights to both TLV and DOH.

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by USAirALB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

MTH was cut by US in early 1998, according the excellent SunshineSkies website. APF lasted until June of 2003. Thanks for the website, their Marathon article is interesting. MTH always kind of interested me. I stayed there at this beachhouse resort back in 2007 with my extended family. The area was...

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by USAirALB
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 195
Views: 21380

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

With the start of service to PSP and MIA, and the announcement of HDN, I wonder if WN would be willing to give EYW another go. Still puzzling to me that they pulled out considering that FL made it work with their de-rated engines on the 73G, and both AA/DL have been able to make mainline work.

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by USAirALB
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 23 new routes - response to WN in MIA?
Replies: 5
Views: 2242

Re: aa 23 new routes - response to WN in MIA?

This was already announced last week and isn't a response to WN.

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 195
Views: 21380

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

Herb is rolling over in his grave!

Shocked to see MIA added but can't say I am too surprised given the lack of expansion opportunities. I expect service to be to BWI/DAL/MDW, maybe MCO or HOU. From PSP I expect OAK/MDW/DEN, maybe DAL or PHX.

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class
Replies: 34
Views: 4426

Re: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class

Weren't these the variants of the D10 that had tape-based PTVs in the F cabin? I think they also flew MIA-LAX. They were still using the 3-class DC-10 on IAD-LAX IIRC up until 1999/2000. I think there was even a time in Summer / Fall 1999 where they were even flying them on EWR-LAX as well. OAG sch...

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class
Replies: 34
Views: 4426

Re: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class

They were still using the 3-class DC-10 on IAD-LAX IIRC up until 1999/2000.

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

Intra-Florida network according to my 1993 timetable: MCO-MLB/MTH/DAB/EYW/FLL/JAX/MIA/PBI/PNS/RSW/SRQ/TLH/VRB with some flights to FLL/TLH/PBI/MIA/PNS/RSW being mainline. TLH-FLL/JAX/MCO/MIA/PNS/TPA with some flights to FLL/MIA/MCO/TPA being mainline. TPA-APF/EYW/FLL/GNV/JAX/MIA/PBI/PFN/PNS/RSW/TLH/...

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

CSG was also served up until 9/11 as well IIRC. DAN also had service, but I don't think it made it to the transition from USAir to US Airways. Same for MCN. I swear US also did CLT-BQK but can't find the start/end dates. Fascinating to see how small the Georgian network has gotten. I'm surprised abo...

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

A whole bunch of Southern stations closed in two waves, immediately after 9/11 with the demise of CC Air (also owned by Mesa) in 2002 (routes were flown with J32), and then after Air Midwest was shut down in 2008. RWI (Rocky Mount), SOP (Southern Pines/Pinehurst), ISO (Kinston), HKY (Hickory) are al...

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Spirit/NK doesn't serve YYZ, YUL, YVR & MEX?
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: How come Spirit/NK doesn't serve YYZ, YUL, YVR & MEX?

They effectively serve YYZ via IAG and YUL via PBG. I wouldn't be surprised to see them serve BLI one day (YVR). Canadian airports are extremely expensive to operate out of. Additionally, the flights would probably cater entirely to the Canadian POS, and it's more effective to serve such leisure rou...

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by USAirALB
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29168

Re: TAP A321NEO retro livery

Looks nice, although I think the 80s/90s livery would have looked better. Off topic, but I have noticed that the airline name is pronounced "Tap" in Portuguese, but "T-A-P" (with each letter sounded out) in English. Is there a reason for this? I took TAP last year from Dulles and...

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by USAirALB
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC
Replies: 104
Views: 14960

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC

AA CLT-SJD NOV 0.1>0.4[0.1] DEC 0.1>0.6[0.1] JAN 0.2>1.0[0.1] FEB 0.1>1.0[0.2] MAR 0.1>1.0[0.1] AA CLT-STT NOV 1.0>1.4[0.4] DEC 1.0>1.5[0.6] JAN 1.0>2.0[0.9] FEB 1.0>2.0[0.9] MAR 1.0>2.0[1.0] *AA CLT-STX JAN 0.3>1.0[0.3] FEB 0.1>1.0[0.2] MAR 0.1>1.0[0.1] **DL ATL-DUS OCT 0.2>0[0.9] NOV 0.7>0[0.7] D...

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260820

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

I recall the DFW hub being MD-90/733 heavy while not having as many MD-80s as well.

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260820

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Definitely a weird niche aircraft for sure, much like the DL 733s that were ex-Western A/C but found their way on short-haul ATL routes into the 2000s (like ATL-ABE.) The 733s made it to the East? I know they were used for DL Shuttle for a while but that's about it. IIRC the 733s were rare outside ...

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260820

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Definitely a weird niche aircraft for sure, much like the DL 733s that were ex-Western A/C but found their way on short-haul ATL routes into the 2000s (like ATL-ABE.) The 733s made it to the East? I know they were used for DL Shuttle for a while but that's about it. IIRC the 733s were rare outside ...

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA
Replies: 160
Views: 24203

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

Purely a political move. Production will not leave WA.

Also, SC not NC..

Why do people always mix up NC/SC? The RNC the other day had a posting describing Charlotte but used references the whole time to Charleston.

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State of Alaska wants to build a pax hub
Replies: 33
Views: 5895

Re: State of Alaska wants to build a pax hub

Personally i dont think it works since the O&D demand is too low Exactly. KEF works as a transatlantic hub because Iceland is a *very* popular destination in its own right for Americans (and of course, Europeans). Even there, Wow Air's reckless expansion that seemingly catered almost exclusivel...

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by USAirALB
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 13946

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

It appears that LX may have canned their planned relaunch next year.

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by USAirALB
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4448

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

NW did ANC-OGG-HNL seasonally with a 753 up until the DL merger IIRC.

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 13946

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

I get that the DMV doesn't have the strong financial sector background that could drive more Asian flights (particularly to PVG, for example) but given the population of the Baltimore-Washington metro area (soon to become the third largest, surpassing Chicagoland) you would think it would support m...

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by USAirALB
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 13946

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

As much as I want CX to return for personal reasons, I highly doubt that they will. From my understanding the flight was struggling from the get-go and was quickly down-gauged from the A35K to A359. Loads were horrible and I've heard reports that some flights went out with essentially no one seated ...

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did QF buy the B744ER specifically for the MEL-LAX route?
Replies: 15
Views: 4693

Re: Did QF buy the B744ER specifically for the MEL-LAX route?

UA also did LAX-MEL nonstop before 9/11 for a while and also ran LAX-MEL nonstop during the Christmas season occasionally, both were on 744s.

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71613

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

The AS brand is extremely strong in Southern California. Keep in mind that for years they were the only carrier flying LAX-DCA nonstop, as well as several LAX-Mexican resort destinations nonstop, and for a while became the second carrier to fly LAX-YYZ after AC (since been dropped). Where the AS bra...

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by USAirALB
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6682

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

Didn’t US run BOS-LGW at one point? I may be thinking of BOS-FRA but there was a very, very brief period in the 1990s when US had TATL service from BOS.

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52436

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Murals in mid-concourse tunnel, from Twitter @SLCAirport: https://twitter.com/slcairport/status/1289613111352229889 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeWcM3bXgAAxtMV?format=png&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeWcQ0IWAAErnMY?format=png&name=large I really like the murals, but something abo...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 4912

Re: Emirates drops FLL

AA at one time flew LAX-FLL four times daily! As you said they moved it to PBI in 2013 and then canned it completely. AS is on the route and going double-daily this winter (assuming COVD recedes here in southern Florida) so no need to use AA metal. AA FF's can take the AS LAX-FLL flight for now, th...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 4912

Re: Emirates drops FLL

AA at one time flew LAX-FLL four times daily! As you said they moved it to PBI in 2013 and then canned it completely. AS is on the route and going double-daily this winter (assuming COVD recedes here in southern Florida) so no need to use AA metal. AA FF's can take the AS LAX-FLL flight for now, th...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 4912

Re: Emirates drops FLL

Internationally people know Miami but not Fort Lauderdale No matter how geographically close they are, it just can't be advertised with the same effect although I would pick FLL over MIA any day Exactly. I wonder what EK's target market was for this flight. As mentioned perviously, the timings were...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 4912

Re: Emirates drops FLL

Not surprising. I do think this goes to show how the strength of MIA and how it is the preferred airport for intercontinental traffic. Outside of DY (and it's possible that they might not even resume service), all foreign long-haul carriers (SA/BA/EK) have all discontinued their FLL service. It's in...

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by USAirALB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51134

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

The article is extremely vague. Honestly, I don't really see what else AA could add to JFK that would turn a profit. TYO is been there/done that. US carriers have long struggled on JFK-TYO. I know AA switched to HND a while back from JFK, but was eventually discontinued and one of the reasons I reme...

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by USAirALB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;
Replies: 75
Views: 16969

Re: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;

Interesting to see AA out of LAX-YVR. IIRC, they originally launched the route as Eagle (CR7s?), and then eventually upgraded it to all E75s and threw in an A319 on the evening run. I can't remember specifically but I feel that AA was 3-5 times daily at one point on the route. That said, the route i...

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline pricing logic (TAP Air Portugal?)
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Airline pricing logic (TAP Air Portugal?)

I always thought this was part of TP's strategy of emerging as a TATL connecting hub. These prices aren't the result of COVID...TP is usually the cheapest non LCC option for TATL flights at their North American gateways. I saw IAD-MAD last summer for around 299 R/T. Ditto for EWR-CDG.

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA service to Australia over the years
Replies: 45
Views: 6717

Re: BA service to Australia over the years

The termination of Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and onto New Zealand were part of a partnership with Qantas that also saw Qantas terminate their Manchester flight. I recall QF serving MAN, but I don't remember it being so (relatively in the grand scheme of things) recent. Where was the stopover and wh...

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA service to Australia over the years
Replies: 45
Views: 6717

Re: BA service to Australia over the years

IIRC, they pulled out of BNE and PER around the same time in 2000/2001.

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by USAirALB
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airways DBA US Airways Express
Replies: 8
Views: 2242

Re: US airways DBA US Airways Express

Initial routes I believe were PIT-ALB/ATL/BOS/BWI/BUF/MCI/PHL/BNA/EWR/SYR and PHL-MCI/SYR/BUF/BNA. In addition to the flight deck being staffed by furloughed mainline pilots, the FAs were furloughed mainline FAs as well. CLT did see some limited E90 flying. I recall upon their entry into service tha...

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17290

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

Flight was on borrowed time anyways. While I have never taken the flight personally, I have several friends that have and they always mentioned that the loads were extremely light, especially within the past couple years. I remember BA announced the service with great optimism, and I recall there wa...

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