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by Byrdluvs747
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1096
Views: 155556

Re: American Airlines LHR slots

Did AA lose or gain any slots during the pandemic? What about BA (since they're in a JV)?

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28089

Re: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue

How much does OK pay annually to be a member of Skyteam? They can keep codeshares, but do they really need to be in ST?

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 26482

Re: AA large AUS expansion

I dont suspect DL is just going to abandon the idea just because AA called "dibs" and put a schedule together. AA may have gotten Oracle to come along, but im sure DL will add some other big name contract and the battle will be on. Maybe DL should go to SAT :) Its really hard to see how D...

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 26482

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Can anyone give me a breakdown on the number of gates used by AA/AS and I guess B6? Very cool they got Oracle involved: “Austin is a vibrant technology hub where companies like Oracle are growing, investing and innovating for the future,” said Rita Visser, Director of Global Travel Sourcing, Oracle....

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX T4/T5 Renovation
Replies: 59
Views: 9860

Re: AA LAX T4/T5 Renovation

Key word is eventually . When is "eventually"? - ??? Current lease prohibits AA from using T5 gates for relocation of Eagle (the past year has been with a LAWA granted exception). I thought the main demand AA had for the removal of the nest was that Eagle moves to T5. If thats not the cas...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28089

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

readytotaxi wrote:
The website is taking bookings into March


Are you sure? I just tried a dummy booking and all of March is blocked out.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Havana Cuba flights, who has pulled out, who is still flying?
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

Re: Havana Cuba flights, who has pulled out, who is still flying?

I lost track of the Cuban situation. Can anyone list the number of frequencies held by each airline?

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Plan a Big Expansion
Replies: 21
Views: 5410

Re: Flair Airlines Plan a Big Expansion

Can anyone elaborate on the delivery schedule of their MAX order? Also, they should ditch that god-awful livery they just created before any new planes arrive.

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1096
Views: 155556

Re: AA launching MIA-TLV/PBM/LIT

What about CAY, French Guiana? It would be interesting to see. I wonder how much traffic there is between CAY and MIA. AA could have an advantage over the AF connection in PTP if there is sufficient demand. I wonder this will impact Surinam Airways flights to Miami which make a stop in Aruba from P...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3184

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

LOThansa. Some other words that come to mind.... cold, industrial, minimalist, unimaginative, clinical.

To be fair, I thought the same about the previous livery, and about the airline as a whole. With the exception of the 748 fleet, nothing about LH inspires me to fly them.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu May 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13659

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

So for 20+ years some people have been saying a pandemic is coming, so airlines should have been better prepared? Which means they should have sat on 10's of Billions in cash for the last 20+ years for when the "predicted" pandemic hit? Yes, they should have been more prepared, especially...

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu May 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13659

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

No one could have predicted a Global Pandemic. Complete nonsense!!! I really wish people would stop saying that. Virologists, epidemiologists, biologists, and various research institutions have been predicting this for the past two decades at least. The truth is the airlines had poor business conti...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri May 08, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21916

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

They tried this before with Deutsche BA and failed. So I doubt they will try it again. Deutsche BA was just a feeder airline back when BA stupidly believed all roads went through LHR. I would hope that IAG had better sense and created a real airline that flew to NA, Asia,.... nonstop from FRA and/o...

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu May 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21916

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

I don't understand any IAG attempt to buy OS. Wouldn't the better strategic option be to buy Condor then rejig their leisure orientated routes/destinations and have an actual presence in the heart of Germany. IAG had a chance with AB but blew it. It seems they want to repeat that mistake.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat May 02, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5489

Re: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery

I thought I remember AA being involved with AR around that time. Am I mistaken?

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188188

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

3AWM wrote:

b) why would that matter to Delta buying Virgin's assets out of administration?


If DL has money to buy VS assets then they shouldn't be asking for or receiving taxpayer money.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV
Replies: 14
Views: 7342

Re: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV

The unfortunate result of this is we'll never see MH in the US again.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3099

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

With her beautiful engines I would say the 777. As a successful blood relative to the current queen, she has the capability to fulfill the same mission.

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188188

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Here are some options: 2) Government can then put money in through buying slots from Virgin at LGW and LHR at 20% discount to the average price paid for slots at both airports during 2018/2019. The Government can then retain the slots and sell them on at a profit to compensate for lost interest whe...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 79
Views: 16393

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

Meh. I hope this whole thread doesn't become about DL. Im more interested in the south concourses. Has there been any published information stemming from the meetings between LAWA and the T4-T8 airlines?

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11284

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

Breathe wrote:
Air Serbia and Air Seychelles must be wondering if the curse will hit them next!


It probably would if JU & HM didn't have majority government ownership (JU 51%, HM 60%).

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188188

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Not that important. Delta could essentially just replace all the USA-LHR with their flights and take the slots. Not much left of VS after that. What makes you think Branson (51% owner) would just let DL strip VS of its slot portfolio? Sorry but DL becomes a small player in LHR if VS collapses.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships Post-Corona
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships Post-Corona

Ishrion wrote:
Their antitrust immunity JV with JAL got officially rejected a few weeks ago, so there's that.


I thought JL & HA were going to reapply after amending the application to include some of HA's S. Pacific routes.

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships Post-Corona
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships Post-Corona

It looks as though there's a real possibility that HA could lose its Australian and UK partners by the time this crisis is over. My question is what are HA's partner possibilities if that happens? HA seems to have burned any bridges with QF after they opposed the AA-QF JV. Qantas didn't want to code...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11284

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

a36001 wrote:
AVENSAB727 wrote:
Could this be return of "Ansett"?


Interesting if that happend. Who owns the Ansett name now?


It looks like Air New Zealand still owns the brand.

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11284

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

It looks like Tigerair is done. https://simpleflying.com/virgin-australia-tigerair-pilots/ SQ had three goes at the Australian market through equity and failed dismally at all attempts. They're not the 'so called saviour' as some would think considering SQ's dismal investment record overall, and as ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188188

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

This should be compare to WWII, where life would resume after a huge one-off disruption. So don't get me wrong. The disruption will be significant. Again, I am looking at a WWII scale disruption in terms of both economic and even potentially human toll. Humans, at least those in East Asia, North Am...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 188188

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Has anyone already mentioned this article about Richard Branson investing over 200 million pounds in Virgin? https://www.ft.com/content/4010625e-6c5a-11ea-89df-41bea055720b The problem is that the cash infusion will be split amongst the entire Virgin group and not VS entirely. I'm not sure if VA is...

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330190

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

Here we go again with the map-readers and the usual "PHX is between LAX and DFW... it should be dehubbed" nonsense. Any of us who have actually lived in the PHX metro area, and witnessed the tremendous growth over the past 20 years knows that PHX won't be dehubbed. Maybe some routes are sc...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44642

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

I asked this in the Delta thread, but I think it was too early for any answers. What does this mean for UA in LAX and their expansion into T9? Will those plans be delayed, or abandoned? If they plan on a smaller operation post-Corona, how much of T7/T8 will go unused? What was the outcome of those r...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 103339

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

But this codeshare agreement between PR and AA, that would also pave the way for the former, as the other forum suggest their long-awaiting entry into Oneworld. But I don't think it will impact NH that much, given that they own 9.5% of the Philippines' air flag carrier and won't lure them to join S...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?
Replies: 27
Views: 2945

Re: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?

What will happen to Virgin Australia.... on some transpacific markets could create some opportunities for HAL, if they can capture these opportunities. Interesting situation. I wonder how much feed HA & VA exchange and SYD/BNE. Any demise of VA could cut that feed off and give QF an advantage o...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325218

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

tphuang wrote:

- LA Area - I think they will consolidate around LAX. I'm probably optimistic here, but I think they will get all the gates they need at LAX (maybe 6 to 8 gates in total) over the next few years.


And where will these extra LAX gates come from?

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 388958

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

flyboy80 wrote:
If anyone pulls back LAX of the US3 I see United more likely than Delta.


Interesting. Isnt UA committed to T9? How would they back out of that?

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64942

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Don't shoot the messenger but maybe we need to bring back the CAB. Treat airlines like Utilities. Somebody should start that thread - "Time to bring back the CAB?" Im not sure we need full CAB-like regulation of airlines (i.e. route regulation), but I do think we need to apply some rules ...

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by Byrdluvs747
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and Philippine Airlines Apply For Codeshare - Oneworld Next?
Replies: 33
Views: 6886

Re: American Airlines and Philippine Airlines Apply For Codeshare - Oneworld Next?

And will... NH permit an AA code on PR’s Haneda services? Don't see OW on the horizon for various reasons including ANA now owning a stake in PAL and more likely to steer them into Star... No offence but it all depends on whether ANA can veto PR's alliance choice. PR may not have deep corporation w...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64942

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Who would have ever predicted such an event in these modern times, bringing entire industries to a halt. Hoping some airlines get revenue by using the belly space in their long haul planes for freight with empty cabins. Seriously? Epidemiologists, virologists, and other social sciences have been pr...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?

No because they will be joining oneworld soon and American should be able to fulfill their needs. The problem is that AA doesn't fly ANC-Asia without some serious backtracking. The only OW option to Asia involves ANC-SEA-(HKG/NRT). Unless JL starts a TYO-ANC route, ANC won't have a convenient conne...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3741

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

So what some people were doing is they would sign up with Citi Card, then a month later Barclays and claim double bonus for signing up. American says thats a violation of the rules, and is now going in an freezing the accounts of these people, in some cases AFTER they have made a reservation and th...

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12635

Re: AS announces CVG service

gmcc wrote:
Added seat count to SEA to keep DL from getting more gates , that is the game AS must play given how SEA assigns gates.


When is that calculation by SeaTac made? Monthly, quarterly, Yearly? Also, how many seats justify a gate?

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by Byrdluvs747
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12635

Re: CVG Airline Announcement 3/6

So can we expect AS to complete the Ohio trifecta and add CLE at some point?

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by Byrdluvs747
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90894

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Why does AA fly the old USAir 757s between PHX and SAN sometimes? These planes have too much range for this flight. Because they can fill a 757 on this route with pax looking for one of three things, Sea World, the Sandiego Zoo, and the beaches. Especially in the summer, there are usually tons of A...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11558

Re: LAX: What is this?

LAXintl wrote:
Projects as part of the MSC - tunnels one for passengers, one for utility use. Also bag make up areas and bus port.


SEAflyer97 wrote:
Baggage sorting facility


Oh ok. That makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up LAXintl and SEAflyer.

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19838

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

chepos wrote:

I have a feeling this is going to do with some airport infrastructure improvement and less to nothing to do with routes. The FB post with the announcement has AA tails in it,...


I was thinking the same.

[fantasy]

Maybe tear out 5/23 and build a whole new intl WB concourse for AA.

[/fantasy]

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11558

LAX: What is this?

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9464387 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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Simple LAX question.

What is this hole that's been dug next to TBIT? I assumed it was related to the people mover between TBIT and the MFC but it seems too far north.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9464387 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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by Byrdluvs747
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8690

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Meh. Color me disappointed. The new blue uniforms are so generic, and come a little too close to looking like a Delta's "Barney purple" uniform. The previous black looked way more distinguished, and the color accents(scarves, ties, etc) contrasted better. Yes, I know about the allergic rea...

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by Byrdluvs747
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 19266

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

I forgot. Does the TATL JV with BA include US originating flights to Africa/ME or just TATL flights to Europe? Back to the point, I think what changed was the collapse of Air Italy. Sadly, this is true. I think Air Italy could have been an asset to OW if better managed(i.e. IAG as opposed to QR) Wil...

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by Byrdluvs747
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142432

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

With AS joining OneWorld, could we see them restarting Russian Far East routes (ie VVO, KHV, GDX) to connect with S7 Airlines? They now have far more capable aircraft than the MD80s that were flown there in the 1990s. I cant see AS doing any Russia flights until the sanctions and/or Putin are gone....

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