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by American 767
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10335

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

They didn't clearly indicate whether the JFK-LHR revenue was purely from BA metal or does it include all AA/BA JV revenue on the route. I also found it interesting that half of the top 10 list are OW carriers. That's a good question. I would say in includes all AA/BA JV revenue, because some travel...

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by American 767
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4876

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

The 727s and the 747s made it to wearing the Federal Express violet livery, but I don't think that any of the DC-8s ever did. I don't recall ever seeing any DC-8 repainted in Federal Express livery. They were probably phased out prior to the merger.

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by American 767
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94175

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

What about LAX-Europe? LH/UA have no competition in Germany now that AirBerlin is gone and AF/DL all but have a monopoly on CDG. Seems like there would be some room for Euro growth in a market as large as LAX. I don't see American expanding Europe from LAX. If they add markets in Europe it would be...

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by American 767
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 54
Views: 4239

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

LH506 wrote:
Spantax a European Airline in the 70‘s/80‘s had a terrible reputation. I think they used DC9s


DC-8s, DC-10s and CV-990s also.

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by American 767
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

AA MD-80 one month left.

Yes, the final retirement of the MD-80 at American is now exactly one month away. It is now evident that the lifetime of these birds with the airline will not be extended even considering the MAX still grounded. 26 MD-80s at this point remain, and they are flown on a variety of routes out of DFW to ...

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by American 767
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321s being used on STT-MIA Route
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: AA A321s being used on STT-MIA Route

I think it's a little bit of both. Yes I would assume that the grounding of the MAX fleet comes into play with this, but I also think the reason they put an A321 as opposed to a 757 is because they need the 757s for longer routes that would normally be taken over by the MAX if the latter wasn't grou...

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by American 767
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speaking of the A220...
Replies: 13
Views: 2362

Re: Speaking of the A220...

I see Westjet ordering those. Westjet could replace their 737-600s with those and the A220 could very well fill the gap between the Q-400 turboprop and the 737-700 on short and medium haul flights within Canada and transborder to the US. YYZ-BOS for example, or YYZ-ORD, YYZ- YUL just to name a few. ...

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by American 767
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 3449

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

BRU (763), FRA (763) were definitely year round at some point CDG was definitely operated, although I don't know the equipment or when it ended and am not 100% sure it was year-round CDG still is. Yes for a long time ORD-CDG was a 763 until the mid 2010s not long after the 763s started to leave the...

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by American 767
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA md80s
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: AA md80s

They will not extend MD-80 service even if the MAX is still grounded. The final flight is September 4th their decision is made.

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by American 767
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 757 routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Top 10 757 routes

After countless threads about the 757s, I saw this and I thought it would be fun to share. Some people don't like to fly long distances on the 757, but others like me do. So take a look at this list of longest routes where you can still fly on a 757, if you want. https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/07/15/...

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by American 767
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13270

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Eva Air ceased ops in 2016 Saudia ceased ops in 2013 JAL ceased ops in 2013 Lightsaber Didn't Reno Air also fly the MD-90? They ended up flying at AA but not for long, they were quickly disposed of as the MD-87s were. I know SAS flew them too. Are Delta's remaining MD-90s now based out of ATL or mo...

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by American 767
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

DFWandOMA wrote:
I would add PHL-NCE as a possibility. .


PHL-NCE would be great! I never understood why American has never even attempted to fly to NCE, as they have been flying to France for over three decades now. I believe that there was a time when they flew to Lyon, from JFK, but that didn't last long.

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by American 767
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6740

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

About the loads being higher west than east. One issue with the Eastbound flights is that most of the passengers on the Eastbound flights are not originating in the hub city, where on the westbound flights they are usually originating in the European city. (LHR and possibly MAD are exceptions) The ...

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by American 767
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6521

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

Delta, I would have never expected them to order the 748, because the 747 was never a suitable aircraft for them. Northwest maybe, if they had stayed alive, but Delta...no. Delta decided a long time ago their widebody fleet would consist only of twins upon the retirement of the last MD-11 and last L...

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by American 767
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 7078

Re: Airbus product range 2028

Nice comprehensive list of present and future Airbus models. The A320 line will continue to exist, yes, with the A321NEO having a huge success with the airlines. But I would be more specific: for sure the A320OEO of all variants will be out of production before that time, and I doubt that the A319NE...

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by American 767
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 49
Views: 9427

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

DL and AA both banked on the MD-11, while CO was focused on sewing it’s guts back together after Lorenzo. Continental ordered the A340 when AA and DL went for the MD-11. It was during bankruptcy when CO was focused on sewing its guts together that they cancelled the order and kept their 747-200s an...

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by American 767
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14901

Re: Flydeal cancels 737 max order

We gonna see more of this, if Boeing doesn't provide an effectively solution quickly! It's already the second "slap in the face" Boeing receives. Didn't an airline from Indonesia or somewhere in the Far East also cancel their MAX, the one who received only one MAX prior to the grounding? ...

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by American 767
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14901

Re: Flydeal cancels 737 max order

We gonna see more of this, if Boeing doesn't provide an effectively solution quickly! It's already the second "slap in the face" Boeing receives. Didn't an airline from Indonesia or somewhere in the Far East also cancel their MAX, the one who received only one MAX prior to the grounding? ...

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by American 767
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12245

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

American is planning the final retirement of its fleet of 24 LAA 757s, the ones configured for international travel, between 2023 and 2025 when the NeoLRs will start to arrive. So, unless they are up for retirement in the desert, because they have a high number of cycles, maybe Icelandair can have t...

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by American 767
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12245

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

The A321NeoXLR could go as far as KEF-SEA, KEF-YVR or KEF-IST nonstop. 4700NM range.

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by American 767
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2366

Re: The Future of Boeing

Boeing will always exist as Boeing, at least in the world of widebodies, because Boeing is a well known name in the aviation industry and it has gained a significant market share in the sales of commercial aircraft over the years and the decades, if you exclude Airbus.

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by American 767
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 15856

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Trying to buy their way back into the US' graces over the S-400/F-35 spat. 100 planes would be a load of 738MAX, some 7310MAX and likely some 787-10 for regional work. They could also add the 777-8/9X to their fleet for long haul high capacity routes, IST-JFK, IST-JNB or IST-NRT just to name a few....

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by American 767
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

So with the fleet of MD80s now only at twenty something units that means there is a ever diminishing number of MD80 pilots needed to fly these planes (some retire and other retrain etc). Obviously if the existing MD80 pilots aren't retiring on September 4th then they'll retrain on other aircraft ty...

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by American 767
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Northwest1988 wrote:
When was the American MD-80 last seen at LGA?


Spring of 2014, as far as I can remember. At that time, I flew on one from LGA to ORD connecting on a 738 to FLL. The return trip to LGA was also through ORD, both flights were 738s.

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by American 767
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel + Air France A380 JFK-CDG Economy
Replies: 7
Views: 6276

Re: TWA Hotel + Air France A380 JFK-CDG Economy

Nice report. Thanks for posting. I enjoyed reading it. Glad you got to see the new TWA hotel and you enjoyed your flight on Air France to CDG. Not sure about Delta and MEA, but the AA 777 that you saw in CDG must have been parked in Terminal 2A. Lots of Delta metal in CDG? Yes, but wait till you go ...

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by American 767
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Blast From The Past: American Airlines MD-80 Main Cabin Extra Omaha to Dallas/Fort Worth *Video Trip Report*
Replies: 4
Views: 3153

Re: A Blast From The Past: American Airlines MD-80 Main Cabin Extra Omaha to Dallas/Fort Worth *Video Trip Report*

Thank you for the trip report. I enjoyed watching the video. I haven't been on an MD-80 since 2014 so I was curious to see if the seats still had the old dark blue upholstery dating from the late 90s, and it seems that it does. The take off out of Omaha was impressive to watch, as the break out of t...

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by American 767
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

It was not until the 738s returned to ORD that the numbers started to dip. More noticeably by 2012. Yes, it was in 2012 that the 738 started gradually taking over the hourly ORD-LGA flight, a route dominated by the MD-80 since 1993/1994, as ORD-DFW was. Now it is the 738 that rules ORD, as far as m...

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by American 767
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 727 routes by type
Replies: 27
Views: 3481

Re: Longest 727 routes by type

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBVh2GJJdus
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US Air flew CLT-SFO nonstop on the 727. Here is a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBVh2GJJdus

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by American 767
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Boeing 757 and 767 retriement schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: AA Boeing 757 and 767 retriement schedule

At JFK, they are all gone finally with CDG and MAD being the last 2 routes to see them until March 2019. JFK-MIA still sees the 763, 1x daily in each direction. But yes you're right, as far as the International scene is concerned, the 763s are gone. All TATL fights out of JFK on AA metal are now 77...

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by American 767
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Boeing 757 and 767 retriement schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: AA Boeing 757 and 767 retriement schedule

After the MD-80, the next aircraft that will leave the fleet is the Embraer 190, next year I believe. Then it will be the last 767s that will leave the fleet and as mentioned before they will all be gone by then end of 2021. As for the 757s, the LUS birds currently doing PHX-Hawaii runs are schedule...

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by American 767
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8157

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

wrenchon727 wrote:
FedEx


UPS also is possible candidate.

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by American 767
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Book fast! American announces schedule of final MD-80 flights How many 737 Max's does American have and given that how might that situation upend the MD80 retirement schedule. Prior to the grounding by the FAA, they had 24 of them with 76 more on order. American won't postpone the final retirement ...

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by American 767
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

The problem with DFW-ATH is that any connection routed through DFW to feed the DFW-ATH flights can and already is being routed through ORD. Taking connections away from ORD could negatively impact the viability of the ORD-ATH flights. Yes DFW is a large hub and DFW-ATH flights would most likely via...

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by American 767
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

No those dates are firm. There will be no crews available they will not be extended. I think you are right. They decided the final MD-80 retirement will be Sept 4th even if the MAX is still grounded by then. They will continue to adjust their schedules like they have been doing up until now since t...

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by American 767
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I would have hoped STL would have seen some more love considering the last MD80s were from TWA and STL has been a huge MD80 base over the years. Agreed, tho ORD makes sense considering 20 years ago the MD80 pretty much ruled at ORD ... not to mention most of the flights between ORD-DFW-ORD were on ...

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by American 767
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Here is the official link: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2019/American-Airlines-Announces-Schedule-of-Final-MD-80-Revenue-Flights/default.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1BkD_x-Rnv9oTEKuM1K-P4tANTSzintwD-AaVrd5EWa10wkYmKquLY6Do September 4th is the very last day of MD-80 operations. The last official departu...

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by American 767
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53113

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

This replaces their aging fleet of 757-200s, the exact aircraft we expected to be replaced by an A321XLR, and the exact part of the market that Boeing was willing to give up when looking at the NMA. Not a surprise here at all. Now they just need to get rid of the ancient 77E's, A333's, and A320's. ...

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by American 767
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 47
Views: 16201

Re: SAS new livery?

I haven't heard or seen anything about that, but I think it'll look good. I think that engine cowlings painted in blue will be nicer than currently painted in red. Looking forward to see it.

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by American 767
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53113

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

AA is in the process of streamlining its fleet by reducing aircraft models. The A321LR makes sense for AA, since they operate A321s. While a Boeing NMA, if launched, would be a new aircraft type. I totally agree with you. The A321LR would be the perfect 757 replacement. But now the question is: If ...

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by American 767
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53113

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

AA is in the process of streamlining its fleet by reducing aircraft models. The A321LR makes sense for AA, since they operate A321s. While a Boeing NMA, if launched, would be a new aircraft type. I totally agree with you. The A321LR would be the perfect 757 replacement. But now the question is: If ...

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by American 767
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Anyone recall the PI Hub in DAY in the 80's? wondering if now might be the time to resurrect that concept...not at DAY...but at SDF? Kalamazoo, Lansing, GRR, TOL, FWA, SBB etc with southbound connections to MEM, BNA, BHM, Florida etc. Could add some E/W connections as well. A mini-hub with < 100 fl...

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by American 767
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6545

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Because of the MD consolidation in ATL, some stations really haven't felt any impact yet. DAY, for example, has been all -88 since DL started trying to simplify the number of fleets that visit particular stations, and has not seen any reduction in -88 flying even as the fleet has declined from 116 ...

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by American 767
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6545

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

WeatherPilot wrote:
Some Upstate NY airports still get the MD88 (BUF, ROC, ALB). SYR has been MD90 for a while.


ALB has been seeing the MD-88 already since the early 90s when the airplane was new, that I remember very well. And I believe SYR also has been seeing it since then.

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by American 767
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23162

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Also, today (2010s) in Europe, a lot of people are travelling by train between cities. A lot more people use high speed trains, than 30 or 40 years ago. For example, back in the 70s and 80s there wasn't a tunnel under the Channel (oh well yes it was under study in the 80s) so it was a lot easier for...

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by American 767
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9589

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

Nicknuzzii wrote:
How many flights do they have from EWR today?


DFW 5 all mainline
MIA 3 all mainline
ORD 7, 4 mainline and 3 Eagle
CLT 8 all mainline
PHX 4 of course all mainline
LAX none
LHR none on AA metal, BA only

So that's a total of 27 flights a day, as far as I know, 24 of which being mainline.

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by American 767
Fri May 24, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119215

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

In 2020 the new 788s will replace the 767s out of PHL. I'm assuming the remaining 763s going into 2021 (the last year) will be used for MIA/Deep SA flying. No word yet on whether they will become 788, 332 or 777 routes. A330s I don't think so because those are sticking to the PHL and CLT hubs, form...

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by American 767
Fri May 24, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119215

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

In 2020 the new 788s will replace the 767s out of PHL. I'm assuming the remaining 763s going into 2021 (the last year) will be used for MIA/Deep SA flying. No word yet on whether they will become 788, 332 or 777 routes. A330s I don't think so because those are sticking to the PHL and CLT hubs, form...

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by American 767
Thu May 23, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43090

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 is the biggest and worst failure in all of commercial aviation. It is true that the A380 is a commercial failure, I don't even know if it made it to Break Even point. But to say that it's the biggest commercial failure ever, I don't agree. The are other aircraft that have been commercial f...

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by American 767
Thu May 23, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119215

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Ishrion wrote:
The LUS 757s are still doing PHX-Hawaii flights I believe.


Yes they are, till the end of this year. The are 34 757s remaining at American, including 10 ex-US 757s which are leaving the fleet before the end of this year. The A321NEOs are gradually taking over.

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by American 767
Thu May 23, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119215

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

How much time does the final 82 have ? End of this summer at the latest, that's when all the remaining 83s are to leave the fleet, unless American decides to keep them a little longer till all the MAX8 aircraft are cleared by the FAA to return to service, but I think that by the end of the summer t...

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