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by IrishAyes
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 82
Views: 12645

Re: Air France Adds Denver

That is a weird statement, please explain to me why Europeans would go to Denver for skiing? I might also add that Europeans, unlike many North Americans (US/Canada) prize their vacation and holiday allotment and actually USE their time-off to travel and enjoy leisure activities. In the decade+ tha...

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by IrishAyes
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 82
Views: 12645

Re: Air France Adds Denver

Denver's remarkable rise continues. Ski trips for Europeans, plus, Denver itself has big money like never before. Similar to Austin. Burgeoning ultra affluent segment. That is a weird statement, please explain to me why Europeans would go to Denver for skiing? I might also add that Europeans, unlik...

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by IrishAyes
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10955

Re: When were DFW Terminals 2E, 3E and 4E extended?

If this is "the" departedflights owner (of departedflights.com) then I think they'll be able to provide some great resources to verify.

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by IrishAyes
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28121

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Very sad. I flew them in June 2018 from PRG to MAD, and even ordered a buy-on-board meal (which I had forgotten about while booking months in advance) and it was delicious steak, something that you'd get in Y+ or J on a long-haul flight. Funnily enough, it was a leased Airbus A321 (MSN 878 - OY-RUU)...

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by IrishAyes
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure
Replies: 130
Views: 14013

Re: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure

Some articles written about MEM, including the DL hub closure, feature stories, and other info: 1. https://www.travelcodex.com/breaking-news-delta-eliminates-memphis-hub-cuts-jobs/ 2. https://www.travelcodex.com/an-update-on-the-delta-downsize-in-memphis-situation/ 3. https://www.travelcodex.com/wal...

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by IrishAyes
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 10273

Re: Golden Days at DFW

I love this thread so much! Had to respond to this. As an adult, I can see why folks hated the clickity-clack of the tiles in C I remember the clickity-clack.... but that makes me ask the question: Was that a D/FW Airport thing or was that an American Airlines thing? I ask because I seem to recall t...

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by IrishAyes
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 218
Views: 29518

Re: QR CEO: Half Its A380 Fleet Will Be Retired, Cites Emissions Concerns

Since when did Qatar Airways give a rat's behind about Emissions? :roll: Imo U-Turn-Al is just salty that EK was able to make the A380 work but he isn't. Maybe, although I might add that the answer is a bit more complex than that. EK didn't make the A380 "work." Rather, EK structured its ...

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by IrishAyes
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Toronto or Montreal anymore? What about AC?
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Toronto or Montreal anymore? What about AC?

I remember back in the early 2000's, when Air Canada started nonstop flights from YYZ to DEL, Aeroflot was pissed because they offered the most competitive DELYYZ fares over SVO and that eventually let to a Canada-Russia spat (among other existing issues) and this led to the demise of the DELYYZ non...

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by IrishAyes
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary
Replies: 68
Views: 3910

Re: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

Right schools, mgt consultant (no ability there) and short Navy career seeking to burnish his resume. Oh and mayor of the 305th largest city. His main strength is being LGBT, a first for a cabinet officer and reward to the progressives. Man you guys have a short memory. Buttigieg is no 'reward to p...

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by IrishAyes
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary
Replies: 68
Views: 3910

Re: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

That's largely irrelevant if you are preapared to employ the right people with the necessary brainpower, vision and science affiliation to work the problem. You know, the opposite of Trump and his ilk. Did Musk have any experience building rockets or EV's? Heck, did the US have experience with rock...

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by IrishAyes
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary
Replies: 68
Views: 3910

Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/15/politics ... index.html
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This is great news. He'll do a phenomenal job and fix some of the most immediate needs in this country!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/15/politics ... index.html

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by IrishAyes
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 28956

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SEA + Alaska Airlines Partnership

Interesting movements given AA + AS + BLRSEA + AA new long-haul gateway from SEA, against AA + QR re-kindling their relationship from early 2020 on and now AS + QR and DOHSEA coming online a solid six months earlier than BLRSEA. I don't see AA flying to DOH. The only carrier that has seemingly initi...

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by IrishAyes
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOT Approved Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture (update, was tentative)
Replies: 42
Views: 6455

Re: DOT Tentatively Approves Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture

Are there plans for Aer Lingus to re-join OneWorld? Time will tell. This has been a discussion in the works for several years now, and much has changed in the landscape, most notably with leadership changes across IAG. There are a lot of crossed wires in this mix, and COVID-19 threw another wrench ...

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by IrishAyes
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223793

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

just for kicks, I'm trying to think of all the routes these A330 birds have flown over the years, as a commemoration: CLT-LHR CLT-CDG CLT-FRA CLT-MUC CLT-MAD CLT-FCO CLT-BCN CLT-DUB CLT-LGW PHL-LHR PHL-FRA PHL-CDG PHL-MAN PHL-DUB PHL-MAD PHL-MUC PHL-FCO PHL-VCE PHL-ATH PHL-TLV PHL-BCN PHL-LGW PHL-ZR...

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by IrishAyes
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11566

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

It’s not like other major legacy carriers haven’t had bases in Hawaii before. Southwest is no exception to that possibility

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by IrishAyes
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740872

Re: United Announces LAX-SJO/LIR/SAP, SFO-LIR, IAD-SDQ, DEN-BZE/LIR, CLE-CUN

Great adds from UA! Very cool to see the shift in strategy to beach markets from non-hub/spoke cities as well as Central America adds from the west and east coasts. In particular, fortifying LAX with more Latin adds is a really neat development to see.

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by IrishAyes
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85133

Re: Air Canada’s CEO Calin Rovinescu to Retire Feb 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yabstkLyTMc
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He did remarkable work for Air Canada. As an honorary Canadian, I felt my love rekindled for AC under his leadership.

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

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by IrishAyes
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740872

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

How will they staff the SFO-BLR flights with speakers? Despite furloughing 5,500 FAs, will they be hiring a handful of new Kannada/Hindi FAs for this route? DH to SFO from other language bases? Not sure what you are implying here but there is no need to hire "speakers". I have taken AF, L...

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by IrishAyes
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740872

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

super cool. the nonstop Chicago to Delhi flight works perfectly for me and my family.

bravo for the africa adds. i believe sUA flew IAD-ACC-LOS-IAD in a triangle route at one point, but my memory could be off here.

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by IrishAyes
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia to boost JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 8005

Re: Air Serbia to boost JFK

timberwolf24 wrote:
That is a good sign. Now they need to look at adding ORD in the near future.


Agreed. Would love a nonstop to BEG. Visited last summer and found the city to be charming and lovely.

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by IrishAyes
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class
Replies: 34
Views: 4847

Re: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class

did any of the -'10s operate to Hawaii from non-West Coast hubs i.e. DFW and ORD?

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by IrishAyes
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 50022

Re: Emirates axes MEX

such a mess --- all the drama that started over this route and seemed to continue in perpetuity between DL, EK, and AM.

noticeably, TK has not resumed any of its South American ops to my knowledge, either.

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by IrishAyes
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82510

Re: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops

Unreal. LH group has a knack for repeating the same actions and expecting different results. What a mess

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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: 6049

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 Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157185

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 Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157185

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: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 597
Views: 112798

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: 9393

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 News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85133

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 Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157185

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 Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157185

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 Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157185

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 Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223793

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 network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 90739

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: 7858

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: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 597
Views: 112798

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: 5529

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: 9360

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
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: 11953

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: 5039

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: 8957

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: 12399

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: 170870

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: 113571

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: 6991

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: 4785

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: 4785

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: 3692

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: 3128

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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