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by USAirALB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14355

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

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...

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by USAirALB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14355

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

Interesting. I’ve always read/heard from numerous channels (especially from multiple posters here) that the route did very well considering it was the only daily nonstop on JFK-YVR.

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by USAirALB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: United to start service to Daytona Beach (DAB)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4020

Re: Rumour: United to start service to Daytona Beach (DAB)?

Someone also added CLT-Decatur,IL and Owensboro,KY on PSA dba as American Eagle within the past 24 hours.

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 35
Views: 6290

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 35
Views: 6290

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska
Replies: 58
Views: 8946

Re: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska

IIRC AA did ORD-ANC at some point or another.

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 75
Views: 11447

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

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...

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by USAirALB
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21760

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

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...

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by USAirALB
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 8753

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

I've always found it interesting how big UA always was in AMS, considering that L-AA did not serve AMS at all, and it was the weakest transatlantic route for L-US.

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by USAirALB
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16017

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds Boston To Grand Cayman
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

Re: American Airlines Adds Boston To Grand Cayman

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.

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 2960

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16017

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

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...

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 8834

Re: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe

Not Europe but way back when, AA had applied for BOS-NRT with an MD-11.

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 8834

Re: American Airlines Boston LHr, CDG and other Europe.

AA just this past year attempted putting the 321Ts on BOS-LAX and it didn’t work.

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 8834

Re: American Airlines Boston LHr, CDG and other Europe.

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...

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by USAirALB
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16017

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 11280

Re: Cathay Pacific ceo Rupert hogg resigns

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 95965

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Ziyulu wrote:
AA bringing back meals on domestic flights greater than 2 hours.

Source?

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by USAirALB
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH switching A346 on MUC CLT
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: LH switching A346 on MUC CLT

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...

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by USAirALB
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 14175

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

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...

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by USAirALB
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 14175

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

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?

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by USAirALB
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34669

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

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...

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by USAirALB
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 10444

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

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.

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by USAirALB
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35155

Re: WN to close EWR

Slightly random, but is it usual for WN stations of that size to have 100+ employees? That seems like a lot.

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by USAirALB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18589

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

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...

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by USAirALB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18589

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

UPNYGuy wrote:
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.

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by USAirALB
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7290

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

YYZORD wrote:
Is there a chance that FJ will launch NAN-YVR if PPT-YVR is successful?

Didn't they do this with a 738 before that flew NAN-HNL-YVR?

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by USAirALB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL
Replies: 37
Views: 3549

Re: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL
Replies: 37
Views: 3549

Re: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL
Replies: 37
Views: 3549

Re: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL

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...

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by USAirALB
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21260

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

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...

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by USAirALB
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21260

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21260

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

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...

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by USAirALB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11199

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

HKG-GUM was the last UA HKG flight not operating to the continental US. A couple of years back they had HKG-SGN/SIN/NRT in addition to EWR/ORD/SFO.

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by USAirALB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 63
Views: 7089

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

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...

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by USAirALB
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 5850

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136420

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136420

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7985

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

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...

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by USAirALB
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7985

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

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...

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by USAirALB
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14955

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

WWads wrote:
jetskipper wrote:
Did CHS have a flight kitchen prior to the BA flight?


DFW, IAH, SEA. I'd say it's probable. 5 hours is way too long for a double cater.

5? CHS is close to 9 on the Westbound, and close to 8 on the Eastbound.

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by USAirALB
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?

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.

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by USAirALB
Fri May 31, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 34
Views: 4444

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I believe BA still offers transfer wallets to folks who connect through LHR, which I guess serve as de facto ticket jackets.

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by USAirALB
Thu May 30, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20396

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Deliverygra

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...

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by USAirALB
Wed May 29, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3238

Re: Best Airline Ads

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Wed May 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6423

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

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...

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by USAirALB
Tue May 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding
Replies: 36
Views: 5261

Re: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Thu May 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20396

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

wernerga3 wrote:
I was going through the thread and noticed some funny things!


Look closely how first class passengers get latex gloves for their oxy masks, whereas coach passengers don't!
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That's bizarre. What would be the purpose?

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by USAirALB
Tue May 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 924

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

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...

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