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by B757capt
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182197

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/st ... o/5374991/
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Wingtips56 wrote:
And, as someone pointed out, ROW doesn't have TUL's hail storm and tornado risk.


Because ROW has never seen hail?

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/st ... o/5374991/

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by B757capt
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182197

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Well, it sounds like they're moving ahead with Oasis whether we like it or not.... Does anyone know the work schedule on the mods? How many planes in at a time....have them been accelerated due to the downtime? It’s shocking to me that so many arm chair CEOs think this MOD will stop. It’s been in e...

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17171

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

jfklganyc wrote:
A lot of things wont come back as they were

Off the top of my head:

DL: BOS

B6: LGB

AA: JFK


And those are the easy ones to guess. Imagine the rest of the hubs as they start to shrink and disappear.

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base
Replies: 17
Views: 3956

Re: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base

On the back of new labor agreement, AA announced it will invest $550mil in the expansion and modernization of its Tulsa maintenance base. The investment will include the construction of a new 193,000sq ft widebody capable hangar and base support building. AA says it added 900 jobs in TUL in 2019, a...

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base
Replies: 17
Views: 3956

Re: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base

Scope wise the new TA is a huge huge huge loss for the pre-merger AA people. So if they are expanding TULE, its coming from somewhere else. Maybe they need a place to put all the bodies from the engine and component shops that will get outsourced? Might some scope be coming from LAX maintenance bas...

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base
Replies: 17
Views: 3956

Re: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base

On the back of new labor agreement, AA announced it will invest $550mil in the expansion and modernization of its Tulsa maintenance base. The investment will include the construction of a new 193,000sq ft widebody capable hangar and base support building. AA says it added 900 jobs in TUL in 2019, a...

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by B757capt
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass, G4 Touch Tips at TUL
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: Compass, G4 Touch Tips at TUL

Sounds like a Compass E170 operating on behalf of American Eagle as AA6047, TUL-LAX, clipped wings with a G4 aircraft this evening. No info on the G4 aircraft. Both planes had passengers on board at the time and no injuries reported. https://www.newson6.com/story/41500537/american-airlines-plane-st...

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by B757capt
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25165

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

At what point, would or could the FAA step in and conduct a wide scale audit of AA's maintenance program? If so, what effect would it have on day to day ops at AA ? This has already happened. The FAA issued public letters to AA and the joint unions about their “enhanced surveillance and auditing.” ...

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by B757capt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25165

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Let’s not bash the union members and start a flaming war here. Let’s not throw darts at one another....keep it a civil conversation. Thanks for understanding guys. Bash union members? No I don’t think so. I think you have it wrong. However, in this case, the union has a legal case against it. Where...

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by B757capt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 38
Views: 7664

Re: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved

Sean-SAN- wrote:
Sounds fishy since an ADSB setup is probably less than $500k for a commercial airliner. And the 767 has plenty of resale value.

Depends. If these are as old as folks are saying my guess is it’s the avionics and the wiring. I’d say more like 1.5-2.0 million a piece.

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by B757capt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23381

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Wonder if the three parties would agree to binding arbitration?

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by B757capt
Wed May 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 186692

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

SXDFC wrote:
Any pics of the retrofitted “Oasis” A321 cabin yet?

identical to the NEO

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by B757capt
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49454

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Boeing is not conducting Customer acceptance flights. Therefore no aircraft are leaving Boeing’s hands until this is all sorted out. WN accepts fuel in place of customer acceptance flights https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382525&p=20434515&hilit=wn+customer+acceptanc...

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49454

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Boeing is not conducting Customer acceptance flights. Therefore no aircraft are leaving Boeing’s hands until this is all sorted out.

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4332

Re: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour

No, there are differences between the NEO and CEO. Training is needed for all. How is this different from the MAX? It seems pilots were just thrown on that type without further training. Of course, this isn’t correct at all. There is training between the NG and the MAX. This is A.net so a lot of in...

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4332

Re: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour

Why do they need to train pilots on the neo? Shouldn’t their existing A320 pilots be able to fly the neo without additional training? No, there are differences between the NEO and CEO. Training is needed for all. How is this different from the MAX? It seems pilots were just thrown on that type with...

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4332

Re: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour

rufusmi wrote:
B757capt wrote:
These are training flights for pilots.


Why do they need to train pilots on the neo? Shouldn’t their existing A320 pilots be able to fly the neo without additional training?


No, there are differences between the NEO and CEO. Training is needed for all.

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by B757capt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4332

Re: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour

These are training flights for pilots.

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by B757capt
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 444179

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Wondering if the 76 drivers can chime in here: What are you guys doing at 7,000 feet and that far out? What systems are being used/initiated, etc... accidents are never just ONE item, they are always a series of events spurred by one. Just wondering if something could have triggered a mechanical di...

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by B757capt
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 186692

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

anymaninfc wrote:
Does anyone know why N282AY (A332) has been in CLT since Jan 18? Thanks!


Heavy check

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by B757capt
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16714

Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

https://www.wsj.com/articles/southwest- ... 1551405951
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Looks like a nasty day over in Southwest land.

Article says it all but where does it go now? What will the judge say?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/southwest- ... 1551405951

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by B757capt
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 444179

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Very sad day for everyone including the Atlas family.

Any ideas what the MX history is? Did they do any work on the aircraft in Miami?

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by B757capt
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 186692

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Not gonna happen. They will fly these things until the cycles prevent it. They didn't fly 757 and 767 until the cycles prevent it. Cue N174AA. The first A320 (tail #679) has now been retrofit with power ports and USB at every seat. It also received new overhead bin doors to accommodate larger bags....

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by B757capt
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 186692

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

anymaninfc wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
Are any 737s from 1999-2000 going to be retired this year?


Last I have seen from AA,, the first five to be retired will be in 2020, with 23 more in 2021. But as we all know, plans change so stay tuned.

Not gonna happen. They will fly these things until the cycles prevent it.

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by B757capt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13752

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

Well now it's completely gone *AA JFK-MCO JUN 1.7>0[2] JUL 2>0[2] AUG 2>0[2] SEP 2>0[2] OCT 2>0[2] NOV 2>0[1.9] No surprises here. MCO and SFB have had huge grow in NS options to Europe. Without high yield connections over JFK the only thing left is NS traffic. Both B6, WN, and recently DL have had...

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by B757capt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2019: AA;B6;UA;WN;XE Adds TRM;Swoop Routes;
Replies: 62
Views: 13434

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2019: AA;B6;UA;WN;XE Adds TRM;Swoop Routes;

JFK MCO is not a seasonal route. It is one of the busiest routes in the nation. AA is really toast to the NYC traveller of their own doing. Bizzare What’s LGA-MCO at? I bet 2x or 3x a day in peak. No way JFK can compete. Connect traffic will have their lunch eaten with all of the new non stop servi...

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by B757capt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 10604

Re: B6 - 1/30/2019 DOT Filing is Full Court Press to Obtain LHR slots

Midwestindy wrote:
Jetblue: * Waits 10,000 years to start service to Europe * *Acts surprised when all the other airlines have concerned the market to/and from Europe *

Lol give me a break


Totally agree. Booo hooo Jetblue.

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by B757capt
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 8269

Re: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings

Slap in the face to employees. Almost one billion returned to the shareholders while employees get a measly 175 million in profit sharing. Slap to the employees as they are paid the highest wages in the world? Come on....... Could it be higher, sure it could, but so could their operations performan...

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by B757capt
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does WN only fly the 737-700 into SNA?
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Why does WN only fly the 737-700 into SNA?

PlymSpotter wrote:
Wiki says SNA has a 1,738m runway - that's getting pretty short for a 737-800, especially if that's the physical tarmac length and not the declared distances.


So what’s the difference for AA, AS, and DL?

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by B757capt
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 19631

Re: 757s in Vail

So when the 757s are all retired, what will be the successor aircraft? A321. Quite unlikely. The airport is over 6500' above sea level and has a challenging departure procedure. Just take a look at GYPSUM6 and MEEKER3 DPs. https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1813/06403GYPSUM.PDF https://aeronav.faa.gov/d...

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by B757capt
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE
Replies: 56
Views: 9839

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE

jfklganyc wrote:
Big play against B6 in BOS.

Wonder what B6 does to respond



Continue to cry that the big 3 are always out maneuvering them..... what else is new?

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by B757capt
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 767 C-FWAD in San Antonio since October 30
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: Westjet 767 C-FWAD in San Antonio since October 30

SAT is a major repair and overhaul facility.

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by B757capt
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 14130

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

AA needs LHRs T5 and BA needs JFKs T8.

Can T5 be expanded? T8 can but it will require several hundred million dollars or so the original plans said.

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by B757capt
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 63
Views: 12492

Re: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8

AirLawyer wrote:
https://www.airway1.com/american-airlines-to-use-737-max-on-flights-to-south-america/

New configuration for AAs Boeing 737MAX8, with 150pax.

The article is completely wrong. The max has 16J 30Y+ and 126Y for a total of 172 passengers.

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by B757capt
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer
Replies: 66
Views: 10939

Re: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer

I am surprised with all the AUS NK adds that nothing was removed. Maybe they aren't prepared to announce the pullbacks or do they have enough aircraft to handle this growth now?

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by B757capt
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hooters Air (fleet)
Replies: 18
Views: 5596

Re: Hooters Air (fleet)

[photoid][/photoid] Hi B757Capt I thought that N370WL (24011) became G-GDFA of Jet2, and N371PA (23543) became VP-BBG of KD Avia. My records show the latter being scrapped at VNO. My understanding was that N380WL (23218) and N390WL (23219) went to Lion Air. Correct, N371PA suffered a gear collapse o...

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by B757capt
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hooters Air (fleet)
Replies: 18
Views: 5596

Re: Hooters Air (fleet)

I was not aware they also had a Boeing 757 … On what routes did they use that on ? 0778056 Myr to las Vegas was one leg. Cant remember if it did las Vegas to Rockford. The 757 flew many charters but was scheduled on MYR-LAS, GYY-LAS and RFD-LAS. All flights were less then daily so a single aircraft...

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by B757capt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hooters Air (fleet)
Replies: 18
Views: 5596

Re: Hooters Air (fleet)

What would you like to know? Almost the entire fleet has been scrapped. N370WL had a gear up landing in Russia and was parted out. N371PA had a runway incursion in Asia and was parted out. N750WL was scrapped at VCV.

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by B757capt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 14006

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

How long since last repaint and how old is the frame ? Just out of interest... According to planespotters.net the frame is 21 years old. Going from A.net the last photo of it with the white fuselage (old titles) and new tail was from June 28th, 2006, the next time it showed up on A.net with the ful...

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by B757capt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 777-200 configurations
Replies: 8
Views: 2545

Re: AA 777-200 configurations

BoeingGuy wrote:
Good questions to post. Did you try Seatguru.com?


Why aren’t you looking at aa.com ? This seems like a silly thread.

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by B757capt
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 16749

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Dang, that’s an old American Trans Air bird....

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by B757capt
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20884

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

If it cost them more than $250,000 to paint the airplane I would be shocked.

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by B757capt
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 134922

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

The S80s seem to be completely confined to DFW in the January schedule. The three ORD flights (MSP, STL, RDU) are gone. They still show up in later schedules, but I'm guessing those aren't finalized yet and the S80s will probably stay put in DFW for the duration of their existence in the AA fleet. ...

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by B757capt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 6922

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Yep, common place to see this type of stuff happening. Only question is will WNs union agreements allow this?

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by B757capt
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 19172

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

I bet the LAX-TUL flight is, for all intents and purposes, a ferry flight to send an aircraft in for maintenance. On ORD-TUL, there is a very late arrival at TUL with a 738 and a very early departure from TUL with a 738. According to a 738 captain I know, that R/T is a ferry flight to rotate 738s i...

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by B757capt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17842

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/n ... yptr=yahoo


Not a rumor. Suggest we have the title of the thread changed.
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https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/n ... yptr=yahoo


Not a rumor. Suggest we have the title of the thread changed.

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by B757capt
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 134922

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

[photoid][/photoid] I assume that it is there for Paint. Will they do a heavy check on it? It just had a 6 week stop for lease return maintenance. Whatever level inspection GECAS required in the contract, but previously, it looks like it had a 17-day break for inspection in April 2017. Dual Engine c...

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