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by EMB170
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51238

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

SgtBarone wrote:
Would love to see them finally enter Ohio.


Aren't they starting SEA-CMH this fall?

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching PHL/ORD-EYW
Replies: 61
Views: 5421

Re: AA Launching PHL/ORD-EYW

Would one be correct in assuming EMB-175 service from both? ORD is mentioned, but if PHL is happening, will that be with E75 equipment also?

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by EMB170
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 620
Views: 84814

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

What is with all these odd anti-MD comments? Most -88 legs are about an hour these days. Does an avgeek really need to stare at the PTV for a 50-minute flight rather than look out the window? Plus, the -88 seats are comfortable and there is plenty of room on the airplane. Now I get it that when the...

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by EMB170
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5735

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Flew JFK-SVO-TLV this past march and return. SVO airport struck me as being well-run and efficient- didn't have to wait long between flights, passport control was relatively quick, and, no transit visa needed for me (I am American). I speak some Russian but all signs labeled well in English, no issu...

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by EMB170
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14839

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

I'm surprise that SFO-AMS is going to be year around service especially seeing that both SFO-MUC and ZRH are seasonal and those are Star Alliance hubs. Congrats to SFO, UA over the past few years has really beefed up our TATL service from this hub. Glad UA will finally offer service to PRG on our o...

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by EMB170
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13798

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

RE: Alaska I don’t think anyone should be surprised by cuts or route changes when they absorbed a not so profitable airline. From my anecdotal experience it seems the routes out of LAX that Alaska didn’t serve prior to VX probably aren’t doing well. They’re usually the cheapest of their competitors...

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by EMB170
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13798

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

AA started JFK-DEN in June. That really didn't last long. Also surprised to see AS drop SFO-IND. For people flying DEN-NYC, LGA is the airport of choice, since DEN was grandfathered into the LaGuardia perimeter rule. AA could realistically only use DEN-JFK for international connections, which, when...

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by EMB170
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8465

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

United bought Pan Am's LHR routes in 1991. Through that purchase, they obtained the right to fly JFK-LHR, LAX-LHR, SFO-LHR, and IAD-LHR. Maybe ORD too, but I don't think that was part of the transaction. LHR was never really a hub for UA. They had a code share with British Midland and they also ope...

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by EMB170
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19094

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

Great to see this. DL has been opening these type of routes with depreciated 757/767s, cool to see cheap to operate 787s enter the mix via BA. I wish DL had some new 788's to throw on their TATL routes, much nicer than the old 757/767's they use now. Oh well, guess we'll have to wait for the 797 to...

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by EMB170
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 193
Views: 23474

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

The answer is in the picture itself: "Crossword" You have a morning coffee (or tea) whilst doing crossword. This says Starbucks. Therefore, its SEA. :D I like your thinking, haha!! This isn't one of those deals where you're supposed to pick out all the letters that weren't used and then p...

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by EMB170
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 55
Views: 11607

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

They're being sold as the E-175SC (special configuration). It increases the size of the premium cabin, but can be easily reconfigured into a regular E-175. Skywest has some in service right now with Delta and they have 12 F, 20 Y+ and 38 Y https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/a...

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by EMB170
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 55
Views: 11607

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

Question about these 70-seat E75s and CR9s: Since they'll only have 70 seats vs. 76, how will the extra space be divided up? For these aircraft, 6 seats is a row and a half of Y, so will these aircraft have roomier Y cabins as a result, or will the extra space be divided up between F, Y+, and Y?

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by EMB170
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4177

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

Hard to say. Some people thought in the wake of the crash of AA4184 that the ATR 42/72 just really weren't suited for colder climates...and the fact that ASA operated ATR72s for DL at the time, but only out of ATL and DFW was a further indictment of the plane's incapability in cold conditions. (Neve...

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by EMB170
Wed May 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 37
Views: 5257

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

By the late 90s, (97-98 IIRC) NW 5/6 NRT-ORD-BOS was still operating, off of the high E-gates at the end of the concourse...I remember seeing the flights board next to my TW flights to/from JFK (TW 804/207). NRT was the 742 but BOS varied...could be a DC-9-50, or at times was already an A320. 742 us...

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by EMB170
Thu May 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 11983

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

And think how much better T5 was, when compared to the original T1, before UA knocked it down and built the current terminal. That terminal dates back to when Chicago got jet service in 1959/60 and needed a second airport, because MDW couldn't handle 707s. What did the original T1 look like- when O...

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by EMB170
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13711

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

They also say that Tokio will increase to 5 weekly, daily to Guatemala and they Will use in one of the rotations to Tel Aviv the 332. I hope they open more destinations in Asia like Vietnam, Singapur, China....I see some room to grow there. África tío. They've already been doing that, at least sinc...

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by EMB170
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4122

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

Delta started flying ATL-ORY-STR then ATL-AMS-STR and at one point had ATL-STR- BUD. It was first on a L1011-500, L1011-250 then G767-300. I flew this trip as a Purser and as a LOD-German for nearly 21 years. ATL-ORY-STR on a Saturday was one of the most junior flight attendant trip do to the layov...

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by EMB170
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4122

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

STR-ATL predates MBUSA’s move to Atlanta by decades. :checkmark: Indeed. At one point DL 116/117 was an L15 that continued as a tag-on to BUD from ATL. As far as CLT-MUC goes, LH actually started that route while US was still in Star as a codeshare. I think even before that, it may have existed fro...

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by EMB170
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 98
Views: 31808

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I'd take a 1988 built, well maintained, McDonnell -Douglas aircraft any day of the week over some of the light weight-cost-cutting air frames now in service. You get into tough weather or situations, you will be glad you have those few extra mm of aluminum alloy between you and Earth.[/quote] :check...

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by EMB170
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?

I can only speak from anecdotal experience, but was on SU 100/101 between JFK and SVO last week. 77W and flights were completely full in Y. In W (where I was) and J, cabins were only about 1/2 full, but chatting up the FAs revealed that JFK flights at least in their experience still go out very full...

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by EMB170
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8818

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

Only in America would someone sue an airline for allowing their plane to be hijacked... is this a sick joke? I believe a large part of the mentality in trying to hold AA/UA at least in part responsible was because pre-9/11, the airlines were responsible for handling airport security, not the Federa...

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16226

Re: Delta MD-88 vs Delta MD-90 & Boeing 717-200

If I may ask, is it because most M88 routes are quick hop, (2 hours or less), long day routes that tend to be very draining on pilots as the duty day might take you ATL-PHL-ATL-TPA-ATL-JAN-ATL, for example?

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by EMB170
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13385

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

How poorly did Air France perform in PHL? What aircraft did they use? They used an A340-300. They must have been performing poorly enough that they thought it would be better to downgauge to a 757... They also used the A330-200 as well. At least when I flew this route with AF, that's what was used....

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13385

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

Question: If DL is exiting PHL-CDG and there's nothing from AF about returning to PHL, might this be a prime candidate for JOON? When US left Star Alliance, LH transitioned its daily PHL-FRA rotation to its lower-cost, higher Y-configured Jump! subsidiary, so might AF be thinking the same idea?

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by EMB170
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video
Replies: 32
Views: 5522

Re: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video

QF better integrates the oxygen masks into a runway show IMHO...

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by EMB170
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24952

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Question for IND folks: I don't know why they wouldn't be, but which (if any) of the A-gates in IND are ready to handle widebody aircraft, such as the 763?

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by EMB170
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71357

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Someone said on another forum that DL is ending PHL-LHR. Could this be where the 75S that is being freed up from those flights is heading?

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by EMB170
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46595

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I also think the fact that many pax will pay more to avoid connecting in New York gets overlooked on the PHL add. People will pay more for a direct flight, and they will pay more to avoid connecting in problematic airports (ie JFK). Given how often there are connection issues, people simply don't w...

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by EMB170
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46595

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I also think the fact that many pax will pay more to avoid connecting in New York gets overlooked on the PHL add. People will pay more for a direct flight, and they will pay more to avoid connecting in problematic airports (ie JFK). Given how often there are connection issues at JFK, people simply ...

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by EMB170
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 57732

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Pacific wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
Does the a350 have the legs to fly JFK east Asia?

It sure does. Spec range is 15,000km so it's a 16-hour aircraft at the very least.


CX is replacing the daily 777 with an A350 on EWR-HKG soon...

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by EMB170
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 5288

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

Interesting that you mention NW. I believe they flew ORD-NRT for some time as well, no? NW flew ORD-NRT for many many years ... going back to at least 1982 http://www.departedflights.com/NW080182p6.html and prior to the JFK/NRT nonstop NW operated JFK-IAD-ORD-NRT ... imagine JFK-IAD-ORD on a 747! h...

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by EMB170
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Explanation behind abandoned DO-328 in New Jersey?
Replies: 18
Views: 7279

Re: Explanation behind abandoned DO-328 in New Jersey?

It's at a campground in Elmer, as others have said. A few pics of it still in Cirrus Airlines with its German registration in the database. I've actually been camping at that campground before and seen the aircraft myself. It's all torn apart with the passenger cabin completely missing and only a li...

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by EMB170
Thu May 25, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 13801

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Surprised no one has mentioned PA 214 (the "Elkton disaster") - so called because PA 214 was holding overhead on its way into PHL. Long story short, the 707 involved was struck by lightning in a storm and the fuel tanks ignited. Future aircraft manufacturing changed forever as a result of ...

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by EMB170
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25804

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Interesting the comments in the article about "It shouldn't make any difference", when you check in or what you paid or how frequent a flyer you are to get bumped. What criteria would they prefer airlines use? In this case it was a downgauge of equipment after a mechanical issue? Sometime...

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by EMB170
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gates/operations at EWR
Replies: 41
Views: 6696

Re: Gates/operations at EWR

A1 is used by AC,(the 787 and all) JB, and WN. A2 is all UA express with a mix of E145,170, and 175. A3 is all AA( used to be AA and US). B1 is used by UA(B40 and 41), NK (B41) and DL, including all of DL's interantional out of EWR. B2 is used by Elite airways, Allegiant, Porter and some UA interna...

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by EMB170
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gates/operations at EWR
Replies: 41
Views: 6696

Re: Gates/operations at EWR

What determines which domestic flights go to terminal B? Also what determines which international arrivals go to B? It seems that most international arrivals at the end of the day go to terminal B. Pier B1 (Gates 40-47) is actually leased out by DL and is used for all of their domestic ops and inte...

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by EMB170
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71357

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

IND-DTW is sometimes on 757 aircraft for a couple of different reasons. First, it could be that the 757 is in for a quick turn from DTW before going on a much longer mission. Getting the aircraft back up in the air helps increase fleet utilization, helping DL make more money (UA often used to do the...

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by EMB170
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS vs CDG for Skyteam and DL
Replies: 30
Views: 4847

Re: AMS vs CDG for Skyteam and DL

I must be the exception to the rule. Never had a problem with connections in AMS, but given that my home airport is PHL, all we have access to (of the two) is CDG...and when I've connected PHL-CDG-EU I haven't had any problems. Flights on time, friendly airport staff in CDG, and very quick passport/...

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by EMB170
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 16417

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

I'd like to know which 10 markets AA will start the basic economy fare with. (didn't see it in the AA link above) My guess would be markets in which NK competes directly with AA. IIRC DL only offers its E "Basic Economy" fares in markets in which it competes nonstop against an LCC, such a...

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by EMB170
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2017:AA adds MFR-LAX, PHX-FSD/MFR, UA reduces LAXLHR
Replies: 78
Views: 11162

Re:

ahj2000 wrote:
Is UA the only carrier with a 752 to LHR now?

Also, it is great to see the AA adds to Montana, although it is still weird to me that they won't do anything out of pHX or LAX. Perhaps it is to come?


No- DL uses a 752 to LHR on its PHL services.

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by EMB170
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Apparent American Airlines Domestic F Catering Downgrade - 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3380

Re: Apparent American Airlines Domestic F Catering Downgrade - 2017

Not an AA expert by any means, but airlines usually have different offerings for eastbound flights than they do westbound. It also could have to do with catering available at different airports.

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by EMB170
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Finally Starts Construction on A380 Gates/Other Updates
Replies: 37
Views: 6292

Re: ATL Finally Starts Construction on A380 Gates/Other Updates

QR did for their inaugural...and then had to hardstand the arrival since the last-minute swap meant they hadn't been assigned the only (-then) A380 gate (F7).

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by EMB170
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Denies American-Qantas ATI JV
Replies: 101
Views: 16268

Re: DOT Denies American-Qantas ATI JV

This is a staggering decision and precedent to set. Makes you wonder whether or not a comparable JV (Delta/Virgin) will make it through re-approval when necessary. And what about the pending AA/LATAM decision? No way that gets approved if AA/QF is denied using the market power logic that the DOT ha...

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by EMB170
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should PHL-AMS be upgraded?
Replies: 25
Views: 3803

Re: Should PHL-AMS be upgraded?

I know that the old AA 757's took the route from old US 757's last month. DL would fly the route if it was profitable as they do PHL-LHR and CDG. I would personally be very happy if DL launched PHL-AMS on their 757s as there are some destinations in Europe and Africa that are served only by KL from...

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by EMB170
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds new SEA-MKE service
Replies: 46
Views: 6197

Re: DL adds new SEA-MKE service

It may be that DL is trying to hold onto some of the premium or Asia bound traffic from the NW days. Remember that MKE used to be a fairly decent sized focus city for NW; IIRC it was up there with IND in terms of the number of elites who lived in the area after the hubs. It could also be that DL was...

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by EMB170
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy
Replies: 68
Views: 23744

Re: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy

If you go to the DL News website, they've put up some renderings of what "Delta Premium" will look like. Not bad, IMHO. It looks much like the domestic First product, with the quilted seatcovers, etc.

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by EMB170
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight
Replies: 23
Views: 6221

Re: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight

One of the many design problems with PHL is that many of the gates have little ramps that go down and around a corner to actual jetway door so that the agent actually working the flight cannot actually see the door.[/quote] In the mainline US/AA terminals (B/C) this is most if not all of the gates. ...

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by EMB170
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights
Replies: 64
Views: 11625

Re: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights

Probably just the expansion of Basic Economy to international markets. This is exactly what I was thinking. I think DL learned (I hope) that an airline within an airline doesn't really work for them, but they can be competitive with the ULCCs with the E Basic Economy fares, so I think it's just goi...

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by EMB170
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Confirmed to Pull out of BGM & ELM
Replies: 39
Views: 6188

Re: AA Confirmed to Pull out of BGM & ELM

It's not about AA or PHL - it is more about cities that can no longer support commercial air service. can't support a CRJ or an ERJ? Tough to believe. Cheap fuel isn't going to stay around forever. CRJs and ERJs just don't provide enough "bang for the buck", so to speak. It's just a case ...

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