Why is there such little service between the two cities? It is bizarre There is def an opening for B6 should they choose to enter the Canadian market While I don’t know if any of these are the answers: 1) US/Canada travel in general usually is stronger from the Canadian POS 2) YVR-US traffic is typ...Jump to post
Someone also added CLT-Decatur,IL and Owensboro,KY on PSA dba as American Eagle within the past 24 hours.Jump to post
Agreed. The leather seats nowadays cause you to slide around much more than older cloth. With that said, its much easier and quicker to clean leather seats than cloth I think I read somewhere (and to a certain extent I've made the observation myself) that for exactly that reason most airlines have ...Jump to post
AA only switched to leather seating in Y at the rebrand when the L-AA 319s were introduced. Initially (similar to international carriers), Y seats on international aircraft were going to have cloth seating, while Y seats on domestic aircraft are going to have leather. The A321T fleet also had/has cl...Jump to post
IIRC AA did ORD-ANC at some point or another.Jump to post
Actually you have to enter Canada when transiting in YYZ, YVR, and YUL unless you are going to a US transborder flight through Preclearance. I don't know how much high yielding traffic AA is getting from Latin America either. The largest markets are GRU, MEX & EZE. GRU is faster to Asia via Eur...Jump to post
Wow. I have flown 895/896 countless times (both ORD-HKG-ORD and then HKG-SIN-HKG when it still existed) and I always saw the route as a staple of UA’s long-haul route network from ORD. IIRC, I think it was the first HKG-North America nonstop to a destination that wasn’t on the West coast. I’m schedu...Jump to post
My only fear with the Silver Line is that ridership past Wiehle-Reston East will be so poor that Metro will eventually adopt a different type of frequency for the Silver Line or perhaps run every other Silver Line train to Reston or some other terminus. Outside of rush-hour, I can’t imagine Ashburn ...Jump to post
US also used to do BOS-BDA/AUA. AUA was dropped around 2010. They may have done BOS-NAS at some point as well, IIRC.
I wonder if internally US/AA regrets their drawdown of BOS, seeing how DL somehow was able to make their BOS expansion work.
I believe the IPTE sUA 777s still have cloth seats in Y as do the sCO 777s. The 787s were originally delivered with cloth seats-not sure if they have all been recovered at this point. I get that leather seats (more specifically faux-leather) are easier to keep clean and take wear/tear better, but I ...Jump to post
Its is incredible to me how underutilized this airport continues to be. But the demand must not be there to justify more flights by the airlines It is the Montreal Mirabel or Tokyo Narita of the US. It is used because it is forced to be used. The market doesnt care for it, otherwise 24 million at a...Jump to post
Not Europe but way back when, AA had applied for BOS-NRT with an MD-11.Jump to post
AA just this past year attempted putting the 321Ts on BOS-LAX and it didn’t work.Jump to post
Was AA ever 3 daily on BOS-LHR? I recall an AM daylight 777 and a PM 777 service but can’t recall if there was a third service in the evening, maybe on a 763. BOS-CDG was at one point year round on a 763 or supposed to be year round, but eventually became seasonal (maybe after 9/11?). They did a cou...Jump to post
Ever since moving to DC last August, I have actually come to prefer flying out of IAD. While DCA has Metro access and is great because I can literally be at my house in 20 minutes after landing, Terminal B/C is quite cramped and I hate 35X. DCA is also the only airport (besides ATL) that I have had ...Jump to post
I personally wouldn't read too much into this, even considering the recent events in Hong Kong. Swire is still the majority stakeholder in CX. I was always under the impression that Hogg wasn't necessarily well liked among CX crews, at least according to a friend of mine who works for CX. Augustus T...Jump to post
That’s very interesting. The A346s that LH has based in MUC, are they equipped with F class? I know they have a configuration with just J IIRC, but that configuration may be based out of FRA. I wonder if AA is performing poorly on CLT-MUC and LH is expecting AA to drop the route. I know that there i...Jump to post
In 2003, LX were losing money, and announced they were to join oneworld. The route then would have been just O/D, as there's have been little feed at IAD. The proposed oneworld membership collapsed as LX didn't want to give BA access to their Frequent Flyer database, before LH eventually bought the...Jump to post
I always found it perplexing that LX even left IAD back in 2003, it always seemed to be a huge whole in their network IMHO.
When did UA start IAD-ZRH?
I guess I am interested in where UA would be willing to draw the line in regards to making exceptions for customers and what "proof" they would require from customers. Case in point: a friend of mine flew EWR-MAD-IAD-EWR the other day. At the time of booking, her itinerary in that order wa...Jump to post
I can’t recall AA ever doing JFK-BOG.
The only other South American route I remember AA doing from JFK besides CCS is JFK-LIM-CUS.
ALB couldn’t even sustain a B1900 for international service on Air Canada. I To be fair, they had a good 13 year run of service, and all Northeastern US cities that had B1900 service to YYZ eventually lost service. BDL was upgauged to a dash when it was originally on a 1900. Beech dropped, dash com...Jump to post
At this point in time the only additional TATL service CLT will be getting IMO will be an additional LHR (the slot that AA owns that is currently used by AY is rumored to be for an additional LHR-CLT service) and then maybe more flights to Germany with an A321XLR as was mentioned by either Isom or ...Jump to post
At this point in time the only additional TATL service CLT will be getting IMO will be an additional LHR (the slot that AA owns that is currently used by AY is rumored to be for an additional LHR-CLT service) and then maybe more flights to Germany with an A321XLR as was mentioned by either Isom or R...Jump to post
Neither AA or DL are launching CLT-AMS, IMHO. In the L-US network, PHL-AMS was always the lowest performing year-round TATL route IIRC, and the flight was downguaged from a 762 to a 752 several times. US and now AA could have launched CLT-AMS several times if they had wanted to (especially when they...Jump to post
I’m confused why folks keep comparing this to UA’s service. UA didn’t and still does not offer a choice of starters in Y. The service originally was supposed to be “three course” with a cheese and crackers pass with the first beverage service, but the cheese and crackers has been eliminating in favo...Jump to post
I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! Wow, you're so wrong. There is still a mid flight snack and there is ...Jump to post
They trialed this about a year ago on their PDX-NRT flights. At the time of the trial, the starter was offered as an entirely separate course. Looks like they combined the starter and main course into one for the sake of time. Regardless of what one thinks of DL, this is impressive for a YCL service...Jump to post
Merger was officially announced on 24 May 2000, and was terminated in July 2001. One thing that people often forget is that US at the time had a respectable IAD operation as well, with a bunch of P2P Express and MetroJet flights. As of June 2000, they had 105 IAD flights (including Mainline, Express...Jump to post
I don't really understand B6's existence in CLT. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see them drop CLT service period. CLT-JFK is profitable for B6, but the slots used for CLT-JFK would simply be more profitable utilized on another flight. I wouldn't be surprised to see B6 slowly shift away from sho...Jump to post
CLT-JFK is cut in favor of additional CLT-BOS frequencies. Edit: There could be more internal information that I just don't know about/I don't have all the facts, but what's with all the gripe about Joanna? I think its super cool that we finally have a woman basically in charge of the day-to-day op...Jump to post
CLT-JFK is cut in favor of additional CLT-BOS frequencies. Edit: There could be more internal information that I just don't know about/I don't have all the facts, but what's with all the gripe about Joanna? I think its super cool that we finally have a woman basically in charge of the day-to-day ope...Jump to post
In any case, the O&D market from Malaysia to US is virtually non existent due to Malaysian passport holders requiring a US visa. I wouldn't be surprised to see Malaysia become part of the VWP within the next 5-10 years or so. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=AMS%2C+BEY%2C+BAH%2C+EZE%2C+CPT%2C+CEB%2...Jump to post
I visited KUL for the first time this past March (flew Air Asia into KLIA2 and then connected to terminal 1 on KA) and the Terminal 1 Satellite hosting the international flights was an absolute ghost town in the middle of the afternoon. It was blatantly obvious that it was designed to support more t...Jump to post
I think they offer BOB.
I’ve noticed when looking at flights Domestically/Trans-Tasman on the USA website it states that food and drink are included on all flights when booking but then when you change it to the NZ/AU website, the seat/seat+bag/works fare show up.
Btw this is an amazing video with lots of great exterior and cockpit shots of Piedmont 767s and more. Did PI/US have any ovens in the Y galley? http://youtu.be/rCndegVzMxU?t=696 No. PI/US used warming trolleys to heat up Y meals. The meal trays were then re-stowed in the carts after the meal servic...Jump to post
I always liked the "USAir begins with you" jingle in the 1990s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPE_p73CIBY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p28bgLkXcCA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MQOSIR7gJo I think the jingle was used only until the early 90s (1993 or so) when they stopped and began ...Jump to post
I kind of have mixed feelings about AS. Now that I live in DC, I have been flying AS somewhat frequently. I've flown them to SFO twice this year (once ex DCA another ex BWI), once to SBA, and I'm flying them to YVR next month and to PSP in October. I have to say for the most part the staff I have en...Jump to post
I know US wanted to use 2L for boarding when they first received the plane back in 2001, but determined it wasn’t safely possible due to the placement of the engine. I think L-AA wanted to do the same but came to a similar conclusion. US also had A321 decals placed at both doors 1L and 2L to remind ...Jump to post
I don't doubt that there is a pressing case for LKL to get commercial service to either ATL or CLT, but I personally feel that there are simply more important cities to serve in FL than LKL. Naples, Marathon, and Vero Beach all come to mind. Runway issues might be an issue at all those airports, but...Jump to post