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by soflaflyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?
Replies: 14
Views: 1762

Re: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?

I graduated with an MBA in Aviation Management from ERAU and currently working in an unrelated industry as a VP of HR. The MBA is what is important and flexible enough to allow you to work in aviation or other industries if you choose. I disagree with posters above, Aviation Management is only a spe...

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by soflaflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14273

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

AA’s dominance at PHL is seen as an impediment to more foreign flag carriers there. But the same could be said of DL at Boston . Yet the international carriers still flock to Logan. So I’d have to say it’s less an AA thing for PHL and more of a geographical proximity thing. Not really: DL (BOS) : L...

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by soflaflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41039

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

It would also be very easy for DL to shift their JFK international 757 operations to BOS to free up room for new JFK expansions. Like Shannon, Reyjkavik, Ponta Delgada, Malaga, and Glasgow. All currently are flown out of JFK with 757s. The smaller planes would not cause the same issues as having a ...

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by soflaflyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9510

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

If I recall correctly, US had clearly defined PHL, CLT, and PHX as their hubs and DCA as a focus city; although BOS had a sizable US operation, it was still just a large station for them. DCA has been indicated as a hub for US (now AA) since the 90s. Interesting, we don't acknowledge it as a hub, a...

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by soflaflyer
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9510

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

flyer1225 wrote:
If I recall correctly, US had clearly defined PHL, CLT, and PHX as their hubs and DCA as a focus city; although BOS had a sizable US operation, it was still just a large station for them.

DCA has been indicated as a hub for US (now AA) since the 90s.

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by soflaflyer
Fri May 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 35
Views: 3556

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Hope you know Brasil never had anything related to Spain and were Portuguese colony. That's why Brazilian Portuguese is the official language while all others countries in LA speak Spanish. Hope you know Brasil never had anything related to Spain and were Portuguese colony. Correct That's why Brazi...

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by soflaflyer
Sat May 18, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6585

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

What would really be nice as noted above are better and larger moving walkways upstairs and moving walkways downstairs. However, the terminal other than the South end tends to be packed with little additional area. As with anything in Miami Dade it will be a never ending project that doesn't ever g...

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by soflaflyer
Thu May 16, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?
Replies: 14
Views: 3940

Re: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?

what the hell?!?!? So many things went wrong here.

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by soflaflyer
Mon May 13, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103811

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

I also continue to be impressed with the YV crews flying for Eagle. Always much more friendlier and inviting than mainline AA and other regional crews! Really? The have notoriously poor OTP. The worst in the eagle system. To be clear, I’m purely speaking to the on board crews attitude and service. ...

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by soflaflyer
Mon May 13, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22052

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

I take AA every month to get to work (positive space TPA-MIA-SAL and back) and can speak of the differences in product and crew. Their legroom is terrible. I check a bag and take a laptop backpack with me that goes under the seat in front of me. I can barely lean forward to adjust my bag to allow m...

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by soflaflyer
Mon May 13, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 13275

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

One thing I have trouble understanding is how South Florida works as a market. Why is FLL generally bigger for domestic traffic than MIA? Is it because of the cruise market out of FLL? Or generally because the hotel market is more affordable on the Broward County beaches than Miami-Dade? Or because...

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by soflaflyer
Sun May 12, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22052

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

gdg9 wrote:
I'll be happy when I get my bags from AA in less than 40-45 minutes after arriving at DFW.

or MIA....

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by soflaflyer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 50
Views: 7641

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

Coexstud wrote:
I thought AA left TLV because of the relationship with Cutter


Who/Where is Cutter???

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by soflaflyer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356325

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Still screams "we just merged" or, "we had an employee contest to design our new livery..."

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by soflaflyer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21518

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

The 333s are showing through end of 2021 https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-fleet-update-january-2019/ Retaining Airbus A330-300 As part of its decision on whether or not to retrofit aircraft with premium economy, AA bypassed retrofitting its nine A330-300 as the plan was to retire all...

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by soflaflyer
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21518

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by soflaflyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330s paint scheme
Replies: 16
Views: 3954

Re: American A330s paint scheme

Another question I have is why AA didn't chose a more metalic paint instead of that sickening grey? Is it an issue of weight, durability, or just the overall cheapness of Parker? The NW silver livery looked better than AA's grey. Do you know for a fact that the current AA grey is cheaper than the N...

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by soflaflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19904

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

Amtrak suffers dilution from intermediate stops, so actual load factor is in the 60s. Dilution happens when a NYC - PHL passenger takes a seat that could otherwise be sold to a more profitable NYC - DCA passenger, making it seem like trains are "SOLD OUT" when they're actually not. Diluti...

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by soflaflyer
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11341

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

I'm sure there is a reason but not sure I understand why the FAA cares what length runway CLT or any airport has as long as environmental & other studies are in the clear. Anyone with knowledge of this? Back to the question that has been asked. Does this now axe the possibility for CLT to have n...

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by soflaflyer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43642

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone see a major overhaul of PHL in the cards, or at least hear any talk of the same from credible sources? Sorely needed. The airport definitely does not reflect the status of world's largest airline's European gateway. Ticket counter at B (and maybe others) is very small and outdated. The g...

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by soflaflyer
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC92 YYZ - SCL returning to YYZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

AC92 YYZ - SCL returning to YYZ

Just noticed that AC92, B789, was just past the Florida keys and turned around to head back to YYZ. Any ideas what's going on?

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by soflaflyer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 224
Views: 18393

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

First 747 flight was to go to college in Spain on IB 747-200 (EC-DIA) sked JFK-MAD, but for some reason we diverted to AGP. They took us off the a/c and put us in a holding area and did not allow us to clear immigration until we reached MAD, never found out the reason. Thanks to that I got a great s...

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by soflaflyer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 50
Views: 9111

Re: United #2 Airline Again

Based on what though? Largest markets, yes. But operationally the combo of SFO, ORD and EWR can really hamper the operation when WX or ATC is bad. IAD to a lesser extent as well. I would concur that geographic location, over the year, benefits UA. DEN is an awesome hub for the West. EWR has scale. ...

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by soflaflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103811

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Embraer's US office is located at FLL.

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by soflaflyer
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)
Replies: 43
Views: 5428

Re: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)

Great video, thanks for sharing. Seemed like that out of all the airlines shown, more are defunct than currently flying under the same brand.

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by soflaflyer
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway
Replies: 30
Views: 4938

Re: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway

gatibosgru wrote:
Time for Norwegian to add GIG-MCO :P


Doesn't sound like Norwegian has a dime to add anything if you trust Reuters.

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by soflaflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12842

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Just recently flew on an AS flight from FLL-LAX on VX metal and VX crew. I thought the crew was great. Young,hip, and energetic and present most of the flight. Much better than most of the AS flight crews of older,stuffy,and lethargic flight crews I’ve encountered,much akin to the legacy carriers. ...

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by soflaflyer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20367

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

This aircraft ferried FCO-SEA and arrived early Friday morning and my crew and I took the Seattle Seahawks and staff to Charlotte for their game against the Panthers I caught you Sunday afternoon while the game was going on. I just wish they parked you in a better spot for photos through the fence!...

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by soflaflyer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A346 burts tyre upon landing today @ EZE
Replies: 22
Views: 6171

Re: Iberia A346 burts tyre upon landing today @ EZE

Same route and airline Angela Merkel flew just one day earlier, no? Imagine her frustration if she had been on this flight after the mess with her A340.

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by soflaflyer
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Military Controlling PAP?
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: US Military Controlling PAP?

CNN is not carrying it.....

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by soflaflyer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14444

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

Surprised to see AA cede so much of IAH-PHL to UA; I and some colleagues fly this route weekly and at one point it seemed AA was going to give it a go against UA. Frontier is seasonal and less than daily and WN just (re)started PHL-HOU and Sat-only IIRC. UA has upgauged from the 175s and even UA se...

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by soflaflyer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 17027

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

Profits vs what you all think, profits wins. Waste of money to paint them. 2800703 Waste of money? DL's DC-9-50s in current livery didn't last long. Probably, less than a year. DL knew it. I would guess the difference here was that DL moved very quickly to harmonize the brand image to DL (eliminati...

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by soflaflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14444

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

Midwestindy wrote:
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
Thanks as always for your work, eniliria!

Is it just me, or does it look like there are quite a few reductions in ORD frequency for AA?


PHL got it worst


Could some of these be upgauges?

Thanks Eniliria, really like the YOY comparison.

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by soflaflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14444

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

jetbluefan1 wrote:

The additional FLL-UIO frequency along with the addition of GYE are of note. B6 seems to be building a Peruvian niche.


Ecuador, I assume you meant to say?

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by soflaflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4328

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawking 7700 currently on an erratic flight over Lisbon asking permission to ditch in ocean

Did they remove the flight from FlightAware? Not able to see it. Any other comparable sites?

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by soflaflyer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6718

Re: Pan Am European Ops

cathay747 wrote:
and frankly, searching on this site is not the easiest thing to do.


The search function on A.net is essentially worthless to put it bluntly...

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by soflaflyer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37210

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

The 787-10 is probably right-size for capacity but with no cabin crew bunks they'll probably be used elsewhere. The 77W would be ideal, but it's BA so who knows?! Surprising, is that just a BA thing or will no one have crew rest areas? What is the logic behind this? Does the 787-10 have that much o...

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by soflaflyer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37210

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

The 787-10 is probably right-size for capacity but with no cabin crew bunks they'll probably be used elsewhere. The 77W would be ideal, but it's BA so who knows?! Surprising, is that just a BA thing or will no one have crew rest areas? What is the logic behind this? Does the 787-10 have that much o...

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by soflaflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 9006

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

Lufthansa starting A350 Service on March 31st. Bookable on their website. Been waiting for A350 for a good long while. Weren't they planning on A350 to Charlotte much earlier? I dunno what their original plans were, I just know that MUC is getting 1 for 1 A350 for A330 replacements so it was inevit...

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by soflaflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130522

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Now that flight attendant integration has taken place they need to use the not as nice 321 planes for short routes. No more transcons on those please. Move planes around! No excuse to see brand new ones doing 45 minute flights from DFW to Austin 6 times a day and not PHL to SFO for example. I know ...

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by soflaflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130522

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Now that flight attendant integration has taken place they need to use the not as nice 321 planes for short routes. No more transcons on those please. Move planes around! No excuse to see brand new ones doing 45 minute flights from DFW to Austin 6 times a day and not PHL to SFO for example. I know ...

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by soflaflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 91961

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

To make Dtw/pit/bwi from Fll work, and I been saying this for years, is that they need more freq to better compete, but they are too cheap to buy more airplanes and keep deferring them. I guess when the A220 comes online they will be back. That I will bet my house on. Why? FLL is a leisure destinat...

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by soflaflyer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 91961

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I am hearing that there is an announcement tomorrow. I think they will announce as many additions as cuts. Maybe not new stations in as many numbers, but new routes. New focus city? I don't know much about B6 but for new focus city, how about AUS? I know DL has increased a lot there but B6 holds th...

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by soflaflyer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8913

Re: AA to AMS

If true, how come the other 'non-SKYTEAM' carrier United can do 5x daily routes USA-AMS in 2019 from: SFO, ORD, IAH, IAD, EWR. Could it be that AA's European partner BA is less strong on the European continent than almighty LH is for UA ?? I wonder.... Exactly, and we hear the same rationale for AA...

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by soflaflyer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 13803

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

Lexy wrote:
He fly’s Economy on all his flights. He also has to purchase his tickets like any normal traveler. He is not offered flight benefits like a regular employee.


What is your source for this?

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by soflaflyer
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8913

Re: AA to AMS

I wonder overall if AA “struggles” in Amsterdam being that it’s a Skyteam fortress since they struggle in Germany against Star Alliance. If true, how come the other 'non-SKYTEAM' carrier United can do 5x daily routes USA-AMS in 2019 from: SFO, ORD, IAH, IAD, EWR. Could it be that AA's European part...

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by soflaflyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 18393

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

So far, nobody's mentioned PHX. All these far western cities now being connected nonstop with DFW, overflying PHX -- is that an ominous sign for AA's Arizona hub? Just wondering. bb No inside information here but I imagine it simply means that there is sufficient demand to support nonstop service. ...

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by soflaflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 9006

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

CLT-CSG is about a third the stage length of DFW-CSG, so that could be a winner. Probably too thin, but I wonder if CLT-BQK might work on some summer seasonal basis, as far as Georgia markets go. LUS served CSG, AHN, MCN and BKW from CLT back in the 90's. I could see at least CSG and MCN working. M...

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by soflaflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 9006

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

According to the masterplan, and if the aircraft sizes are to scale, Concourse E will eventually be demolished. There will be a few more wide body gates added to the "armpit" of where D connects to E. The proposed new midfield terminal will be RJ gates. The renderings remind me of DTW and...

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