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by IrishAyes
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5363

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

AA also flew DFW-BRU in the early 1990's, which didn't last too long. Sabena came back in the late 1990's to resume the route when there was a codeshare agreement between them, SR, and AA. That was canned after 9/11 and SN's grounding in 2001/2002. DL operated DFWFRA for many years after acquiring a...

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by IrishAyes
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38419

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

I just flew FLL-MDW for $90 RT including taxes and fees. I'm pretty sure that's the cheapest RT I've flown in my adult life. I think the previous low was $98 RT FLL-TPA somewhere around 2003. The flight to MDW had about 40 people on a 73G and the return was around 90 on a 738 (pretty close to the n...

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by IrishAyes
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38419

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

WN could add a few more nonstop routes out of CVG once demand for additional flights out of CVG returns with F9, DL, AA, and UA all having already made some cuts at CVG and with DL expected to make some additional cuts at CVG. There are also some additional within-DCA perimeter destinations that mi...

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by IrishAyes
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53688

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

the scenario planning with the hubs is fun to play in a hypothetical world, but unless you've actually worked in Commercial for a major U.S. carrier, which many of you have, given the MASSIVE disruption that has taken place, the largest airlines are going to have to move the heavy pieces around, pie...

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by IrishAyes
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9106

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

i mean, it's a fun fact....for now? i think that its fair to just state it and then move on. we are just in the beginning stages of a very seismic shift that is going to impact the airline industry globally. there will be some positive change that comes out of it, but it will not return to the expec...

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by IrishAyes
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13705

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

very sad news. i've been flying AC 767s since 1998, across thousands of miles. what a workhorse!

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by IrishAyes
Wed May 27, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38419

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

You can tell WN is doing the right thing by the sheer derangement people have towards the airline. Nuff said! Feel free to think that way. Nobody has, "derangement" towards Southwest. I certainly don't - I had several amazing years working there and made connections with some fantastic, t...

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by IrishAyes
Mon May 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38419

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

So over the weekend I was able to get more context about the statement from the VP of flight ops and a lot of my initial suspicions were confirmed. I worked at Southwest for several years, and left around two years ago this time. The VP had apparently been hired in between then and now. Whatever. Th...

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by IrishAyes
Fri May 22, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38419

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

If this came from GK or other senior leaders at WN, I would be a bit more shocked to see this. VP of Flight Ops, on the other hand, don't resonate to me with the same levels of cred. This smells of #FakeNews, and seeing that it came from the DMN, which has truly lost of ton of respectable writing ov...

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by IrishAyes
Fri May 22, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11319

Re: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs

The lack of J class seats on the 787-8 is one reason AA had a hard time making money from Chicago to Asia. Chicago to both Shanghai and Beijing were cut before 787-8 retrofits began which introduced Premium Economy and decreased business from 28 to 20 seats. Asia has been a dumpster fire for all ai...

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by IrishAyes
Fri May 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31497

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

Hahah. Whoever considers IAH, DFW, and even AUS to be "third-tier" markets has been living in a box. DFWLHR is 4-5x per day on OneWorld/JV IAG in good times. Canceling BA metal out of there is akin to withdrawing from a major market like SEA, LAX, MIA, ORD, BOS, etc. IAHLHR is 2x per day i...

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by IrishAyes
Wed May 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7660

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

y’all might be thinking of BA’s moved to T8 at JFK instead...

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by IrishAyes
Wed May 20, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53688

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

In other words, Boeing's CEO will be shown to have been correct. Yes, he is probably right, but statements like that can also start a poisonous downward spiral on their own. Just like when an airline CEO publicly speculates about the possible demise of a competing airline. One should be very carefu...

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by IrishAyes
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5309

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

I have another theory. I strongly believe all of the US3 will remove baggage fees and [photoid][/photoid]change fees permanently to get passengers back in the air and to stimulate demand - negating WN’s really only advantage. I think WN is going to be in for some very big surprises, mostly negative...

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by IrishAyes
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9096

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

new social distancing rules require post submissions to be devoid of ignominious statements, or else be forced to an ANET membership behind a paywall!

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by IrishAyes
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Images: KLM 747 at AMS 1971-1991
Replies: 30
Views: 5127

Re: IMAGES: KLM 747 at AMS 1971-1991

incredible. amazing tribute, and KLM remains one of my favorite airlines to watch given how much they love their aviation history and cherish it by commemorating it with the rest of the world. FWIW, the first KLM 747 i flew on was a COMBI from AMS-ORD, during which we diverted to MKE as a result of ...

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by IrishAyes
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11666

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

can anyone provide a history of the NW ops to DEL and BOM? I believe they started in 1997 (at least DEL) but would be curious.

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by IrishAyes
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Cuts Mexico City
Replies: 19
Views: 4900

Re: China Southern Cuts Mexico City

Haven't been in the forum for the longest time, and missed this. What prompted AM to cut PVG? Fleet shortcomings? Low profitability? Politics? A.nutters' insights will be appreciated. AM announced it in 1H 2019. It was spun a consequence to EK launching MEX via BCN but my hunch is that it simply wa...

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by IrishAyes
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cancels MIA-COR
Replies: 54
Views: 8750

Re: AA Cancels MIA-COR

dfw88 wrote:
However, with the LA partnership ending, AA is now facing a pseudo-shortage of planes to South America because they're missing their partner lift.


The LA partnership has minimal impact on the CORMIA route termination. COR is not a 4M hub.

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by IrishAyes
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL’s BOS Hub
Replies: 55
Views: 12141

Re: DL’s BOS Hub

I flew to Portugal this summer via BOS, routing MDW-MSP-BOS-LIS and LIS-BOS-DTW-MDW on the return. I was pretty underwhelmed by the catering on the BOS-LIS segments because DL was utilizing a domestic 757 for the TATL route. The meals were not hot since I suppose they don't have ovens on these plane...

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by IrishAyes
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 164578

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

sargester wrote:
Mark my words, JFK will get TLV before any other station...


PHL provides superior connectivity and NYCTLV is crowded as-is with UA, DL, and LY in the market, with multiple daily frequencies each.

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by IrishAyes
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 110928

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

it appears that DFWTLV will operate as daily during W21. initial service was expected to be 3x weekly when the route launches (09SEP) but eff 03NOV will go daily. AA018 DFW2100 – 1800+1TLV 789 257 AA018 DFW2220 – 1910+1TLV 789 x257 AA019 TLV2205 – 0505+1DFW 789 x136 AA019 TLV2240 – 0515+1DFW 789 136

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by IrishAyes
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH dropping JED
Replies: 23
Views: 6752

Re: LH dropping JED

wowowowo. I have a good friend here in Chicago, who was raised in Jeddah since her Dad (Pakistani) was a Lufthansa sales agent-based at KAIA. This is a pretty core route, but indeed my guess is that it is a casualty of MBS labor system overhauls. That said, Saudia also has a pretty robust internatio...

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by IrishAyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2018 Load Factors
Replies: 28
Views: 4615

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2018 Load Factors

Follow-up: the vast majority of my WW flight was filled to the brim, and about half of the WOW Premium seats were taken. Interestingly, a ton of pax were self-connects from Mexico en-route to Europe.

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by IrishAyes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2018 Load Factors
Replies: 28
Views: 4615

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2018 Load Factors

I flew FI from KEF to DFW on June 3. Flight was less than half full, but they said that the return to KEF would be a full flight. I am taking WW tonight from DFW to KEF and am curious to see how full that one is.

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by IrishAyes
Wed May 23, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air launching DFW today
Replies: 32
Views: 3616

Re: WOW Air launching DFW today

DFW was never intended to be an A321 market, IIRC

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by IrishAyes
Wed May 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK/PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 3005

Re: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK

oy, the sky is not falling on ORD-ASIA. there will actually be an INCREASE in flights, seats, and ASMs (2%, 3.3%, 3.5%), respectively, in ORD-ASIA in Q4 2018 vs. Q42017. and that is WITH the removal of AA on ORD-PEK. During the summer period (Q2 2018 vs PY), capacity is relatively flat year-over-year.

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by IrishAyes
Tue May 08, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada W18 Long-haul changes
Replies: 12
Views: 2759

Re: Air Canada W18 Long-haul changes

incredible that Vancouver - Delhi will go 6x through the winter, some weeks peaking at daily flights. also, impressive how many routes that started off as Rouge are now AC mainline.

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by IrishAyes
Thu May 03, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7842

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

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VS dropped Chicago well over a year ago.

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by IrishAyes
Thu May 03, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 116831

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA never did ORD-STN, and LH dropped ORD-DUS years back.

ORD still has a decent summer seasonal network to 7 markets: LHR, CDG, MAN, DUB, FCO, VCE, BCN, plus NRT and PVG year-round.

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by IrishAyes
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

Re: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina

AC de-coupled SCL/EZE in northern winter 2009, i believe....i recall that when I flew AC093 that year.

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by IrishAyes
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further
Replies: 30
Views: 7551

Re: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further

Glad to read the usual airliners.net overreactions. This time the sky is falling on JL while NH is flying to the moon based on earning trends. Took the words right out of my mouth. The JAL restructuring was one of the most successful in the history of commercial aviation. For anyone to claim that t...

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by IrishAyes
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 7557

Re: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports

I'm questioning the accuracy of this data. It has Varig listed for ATL....extremely odd.

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by IrishAyes
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS ending Boston?
Replies: 14
Views: 3032

Re: SAS ending Boston?

Posted and being discussed in this weeks OAG thread. got it. thanks. lots of stuff posted in OAG and it can be really easy to miss the content. looks like its going seasonal but no word from SAS or elsewhere as to when it will resume. my guess is that its cut due to winter demand plus the competiti...

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by IrishAyes
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS ending Boston?
Replies: 14
Views: 3032

SAS ending Boston?

Didn't see a thread on this so apologies if it is a duplicate, or erroneous, but I saw an update from "that website" that SK is ending Boston on 18NOV18. It's been around since 2015, first with a 737 PrivatAir, then became a 333 in 2017. Any credible sources confirm/deny? SK927 CPH1250 – 1...

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by IrishAyes
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10892

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Not to hijack the thread, but I never knew TG and NZ served DFW. Wow, that is interesting. Ya :) Some cool history: Air New Zealand It flew AKL-PPT-DFW-LGW from 25OCT87 - 29OCT88 on a 747, 1x weekly It then changed to AKL-HNL-DFW-LGW from 30OCT88 - 21MAR90 on a 747, also 1x weekly Source: https://w...

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by IrishAyes
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 116
Views: 24367

Re: The future of Etihad

Part of me wonders why EY hasn't tried to join an airline alliance. This, to me, would be a sensible way of improving their connecting numbers. The only reason I've used TK to get places above any of the other carriers is that they are Star Alliance, not because I had to or they were the cheapest. ...

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by IrishAyes
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10892

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

Ya. It was pretty interesting what developments took place in the late 1990's when AA took over some of the 2W (by then called, "B" gates) and built out a new pier on the south end as well as A-B connector. AA stationed high-frequency, hub-to-hub flights like LAX, ORD, SJC, and RDU from B...

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by IrishAyes
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10892

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

man, that would be a PITA for connections to go from the Satellite at E all the way to another connecting flight at one of the other terminals. It looks like the only existing carrier using E Satellite is Air Canada (and WestJet during the summer). Does anyone know which airlines use gates E2, E34 a...

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by IrishAyes
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Last DFW operation
Replies: 32
Views: 4767

Re: EY Last DFW operation

i don't think that discontinuing a station comes with any fanfare or champagne popping. the last flight operates as normal and any EY-employed staff based in DFW presumably are offered to transfer to other cities EY serves, or move on. the ground handling agents that worked the EY flight continue to...

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by IrishAyes
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 4872

Re: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris

no me gusta.

MH has not met its goals with regards to the turnaround plan. it still has way too much work cut out for it to even consider returning to ULH markets like LAX or even trying to make more European points work (even LHR does not make money).

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by IrishAyes
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 10235

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

How long did DFW-ZRH last? I flew that twice. It started in 2000 and ran through 2007. Around the same time, SN started DFW-BRU and both flights were operated as part of the enhanced partnership between AA and SR and AA and SN. I once heard that DFW-ZRH was AA's most profitable route for a period o...

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by IrishAyes
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 10235

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

So it actually appears that ORD-ZRH was launched in 1987, and JFK-ZRH came the following year in 1988, per this interesting history of American Airlines in Zurich that came out in Routesonline in 2012 when it was celebrating its 25th anniversary in Switz. Furthermore, the JFK-ZRH flight was suspende...

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by IrishAyes
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 73504

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

so wait, if i am understanding this correctly, ALL passengers, regardless of class, will be able to access the international transit lounge at PER? including YCL?

just thinking about this....it is a lot of people to be in one lounge at a single point in time. surely, i am misreading something?

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by IrishAyes
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34329

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

for those who claim that the customer was petrified of speaking up in light of the dr. dao incident, my question to you is this: have we, as the human race, completely lost the ability to reason? social media....the two-edged sword, gift that keeps on giving.....as yoda would say, fear leads to ange...

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by IrishAyes
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?
Replies: 38
Views: 5831

Re: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?

With Qatar in talks with AA, it could be a Qatar A-380 to DFW. Afterall, the Arab embargo is hurting Qatar. A partnership with AA is a win-win situation. Qatar and AA are no longer engaged in any discussions. AA rebuffed QR's offer to purchase an ownership stake in the company, and AA severed codes...

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by IrishAyes
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34329

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

breaks my heart to read this. however, i don't think that i could proceed with flying if i were instructed to place my pet in the overhead bin. that's just me, though. very sad to hear.

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by IrishAyes
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub
Replies: 89
Views: 18776

Re: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub

Anyone know what AA is running out of JFK this summer for Comparison? Phl offers the connection power and a fortress hub, if you want to make money phl makes way more than very competitive JFK. This summarizes all of the S18 INTL ops for AA from all of the gateway hubs. https://travelcodex.com/amer...

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