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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 19005

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

I haven’t seen anything on this on anet, but it looks like the High-C gates are finally seeing their TRIP dreams come true. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/09/01/dfw-airport-terminal-c.html The DFW board meeting was last week and minutes are not yet available online, but I would have t...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 19005

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

I haven’t seen anything on this on anet, but it looks like the High-C gates are finally seeing their TRIP dreams come true. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/09/01/dfw-airport-terminal-c.html The DFW board meeting was last week and minutes are not yet available online, but I would have t...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

vedatil4 wrote:
. There's also the concept of "slots" that they would save instead of landing at LAX (or SAN).

Can you elaborate on this? LAX and SAN are not slot controlled airports, so are you referring to slot issues on the Chinese side, or slots for certain China-US routes?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I found the most interesting stats reported were the Market Shares by carrier for July: (For comparison, I've included the June numbers in parentheses.) 1] WN: 45.5% (52.3%) - WN is down almost 7% month-over-month in market share; 2] AA: 12.1% (10.7%); 3] AS: 11.2% (14.5%) - also down, over 3%; bb ...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 121
Views: 19364

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

So is this going to be an example of reverse age discrimination if AA gets rid of their young FAs and pilots? It’s just weird that this will bias their workforce (and their customer experience) towards in my experience often disgruntled FAs in their 60s. Um, it is done by seniority regardless of ag...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1737
Views: 239974

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

CLT is quite popular. The E-Gates were packed. It was refreshing to see a busy airport. I really hope JFK becomes busy again. I don't believe it's fair to compare the two. Remember that JFK serves as a European gateway for AA ... with the current travel bans in place, don't expect traffic there to ...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 772 at LAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 6633

Re: AA 772 at LAS?

Ishrion wrote:
AA subbed in the 777-200ER again today on AA1401.


Interesting ,,, same A/C flew DFW-LAS-DFW on August 3 - and hadn't flown any flights for several days prior to and after that date.

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193954

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Boof02671 wrote:
And two 738 Max’s ferried from ROS-TUL


Why though?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 12931

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

A few years ago at LAS some pilots had interesting "repartee" with a seemingly intoxicated controller. What ever happened with that? That was actually less than two years ago, but given that 2020 has lasted for several years already, "a few years" is an accurate description. The...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 12931

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

A few years ago at LAS some pilots had interesting "repartee" with a seemingly intoxicated controller. What ever happened with that?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16467

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

IIRC there was one lone 738 that still had the CRT well after the others had the drop downs. Anyone know why that was?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16467

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Would it be possible to sell enough advertising to pay for the new seats? Make everyone watch 10 to 15 minutes of commercials before “control” to change channels, etc. is released? FWIW they already do this (although it's less than a minute -- not 10-15 min) -- Once you select your language, you ha...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1737
Views: 239974

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Doesn't the PHX over-staffing stem as far back as the dismantlement of the LUS LAS hub? It's my understanding that PM LUS PHX FA's did a lot of deadheading to CLT because there just wasn't the need out of PHX.

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by AAtakeMeAway
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10278

Re: AA early 747 question

https://i.imgur.com/Y9Pehkm.jpg This is a rare photo of the American leased paa first class cabin. You can tell from the seat type and the blue wall closet. They just added red headrest covers. I know I've seen a photo of the American leased paa coach cabin in a press photo that was ultra generic l...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 41
Views: 10179

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

Thanks for the clarifications PA12, didn’t realize the second daily DC10 was once 767.
Can’t believe DFW-ELP is all Eagle now! Pre pandemic it was a mix of mainline and Eagle with at least one being LAA 321

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 41
Views: 10179

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

Never a scheduled 767 into ELP, just the AA DC-10. Around that time there was also a daily Luftwaffe 707 that would park at the circle part of the terminal area (the old CO mini hub)

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193954

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Seriously, enough with the 321L on transcons. It is embarrassing to use those on 5 hour flights. Either ramp up the Oasis retrofits or use 321S. With so many planes not flying you would think it wouldn't be that hard to use strictly 321S or Oasis on transcons like CLT - SEA and PHL - SFO. Pardon my...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

hawaiian717 wrote:
T2E remains closed with AA and AS operating from T2W.

Praise Jesus Hallelujah

Any news on when the Airspace Lounge will reopen?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1737
Views: 239974

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

How can AA hit 86% Load Factor in JFK if all their flights are limited to 85% capacity for social distancing? :scratchchin: The flights are not limited to 85% capacity. They're packing the planes when possible, except for blocking one seat in F for the #2 FA and possibly one in the back for another...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are airport stores/eateries still closed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: Why are airport stores/eateries still closed?

Man, flying in the US is awful. In the past, when we complained about airline not serving meals, everyone was defending the airlines saying one can always buy their own food at the terminal. Now, with restaurants closed in the terminals, and airlines not serving meals, the traveler is the one who s...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed May 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6175

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

But they already do? I flew DFW-RSW and back last week. The snack bag distributed upon boarding included a small packet of hand sanitizer gel in addition to the water and snack.

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu May 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193954

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

AA will conduct a 6-month widebody fleet review with an eye towards if existing 787 orders can replace the 772 fleet to improve efficiency. https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/05/21/american-airlines-considers-replacing-777s-with-787s-as200ers-approach-retirement/#1603e8e46424 I'm surpris...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Fri May 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

Very interesting responses. Thanks. Just one thing. Terminal B (west side) is almost exclusively AA regional. Are the Terminal E (east side) gates sufficient to equalize the east-bound vs. west-bound departures to smaller markets? We closed the mainline gates and gave them back to eagle on the low ...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Fri May 01, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

Since (generally speaking and under normal operations) the choice to depart on the east side vs west side is based on the destination (east side for departures going eastbound and west side for west bound departures) -- wouldn't the fact that most of DFW's destinations are eastbound be the reason t...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

Since (generally speaking and under normal operations) the choice to depart on the east side vs west side is based on the destination (east side for departures going eastbound and west side for west bound departures) -- wouldn't the fact that most of DFW's destinations are eastbound be the reason th...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

A strange, 747 flight just came across the southbay. It was a Kalitta Air flight non-stop from Belgium to North Island. Here's the flightradar link: https://fr24.com/CMB592/245ed505 The plane came by very low. I'm hoping someone caught some pictures from the Hotel Del. The plane must've come by at ...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193954

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I thought all AA F/A's were trained on all aircraft types. Was that ever the case?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 19005

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

KPDX wrote:
I apologize for the plug, but here's the AZAL bird taxiing in today for anyone interested! Anyone gonna try to get her departure? I heard conflicting information. One said 8 AM departure tomorrow (3/22) while the other said Monday morning.



Awesome. Thank you!

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18890

Re: LAS airport closed

I'm curious - why did eclipse cause so much headache for ATC?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138935

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

Regarding AA @ SFO, AA is scheduled to move all ops to T1B next month. A new Admirals Club will open on March 24 in T1 - it will be about 20% larger than the current AC in T2 and will include two showers. There will not be a fireplace, but the fake trees will be moved over to the new club.

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

So who is the primary market for Allegiant with their SAN flights? Is it Tulsans looking for a San Diego vacation? Or are San Diegans looking to do business in Tulsa (albeit twice a week)? Every airport listed is "connectable" from San Diego (with Las Vegas obviously being served on multi...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I don't think a demo and rebuild of Terminal 2E is part of the current plan. I believe T2E will be remodeled, but not torn down. Oh sweet Jesus .... well hopefully the remodel includes some expanding and widening around gates 27/29/31 - those are some of the worst mainline gates in the AA system IMO.

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6816

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Did LAA use T2 or was that T3?

Regarding T1 though -- if I remember correctly, didn't you ave to go outside to get from gate area to gate area and to concessions?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Sitting here in the Airspace Lounge at the airport that started my obsession with commercial aviation as a kid with their “Flight Times and News of the Port” wondering where DL was prior to T2W. Can you refresh my memory? Thanks! The oldest I can find, from 1980: http://www.departedflights.com/SAN0...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Sitting here in the Airspace Lounge at the airport that started my obsession with commercial aviation as a kid with their “Flight Times and News of the Port” wondering where DL was prior to T2W. Can you refresh my memory? Thanks!

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STS Service Expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: STS Service Expansion

Woo hoo at DFW going year round! I've really enjoyed the seasonal service on my trips to Napa; a great alternative to SMF!

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I think all this talk of TIJ becoming a 2nd San Diego airport are becoming a bit overboard. I just don't see any huge changes in the way people north or south of the border fly domestically or internationally. Sure, some will really work the numbers and go thru serious gyrations to save money but s...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Some news regarding SAN... Report from the still-happening SDCRAA Board Meeting: >the board just passed a resolution to fund T1 replacement and associated airfield improvements (total cost of $3B!) >The first thing on a long list of steps toward the replacement of T1 is the filing of the final (rev...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 637
Views: 70002

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

hawaiian717 wrote:
Does CJS/ELP have something similar to CBX? Otherwise, people using TIJ-CJS an an alternative to SAN-ELP will still have to deal with the land border crossing on the ELP/CJS end.



Nothing similar to a CBX for CJS - it's not all that close to the border.

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?
Replies: 66
Views: 14314

Re: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?

Ishrion wrote:
Quick question - Is anyone else’s page on this thread being weird? Half of it is cut off and you need to scroll sideways. Or is it just me?


Yes... very strange

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25377

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Mechanic pleaded guilty to the attempted destruction of an aircraft. Faces up to 20-year prison with sentencing scheduled for March. American Airlines mechanic pleads guilty to sabotaging plane at Miami International https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article238483208.html = Something I found i...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 166531

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Ishrion wrote:
AAtakeMeAway wrote:
I flew DFW-STS yesterday and the F FA mentioned that the route was about to be suspended for a few months. Any truth to this?


It’s seasonal. I believe it returns in May/June,


OK - thank you. I thought it was year-round. Hopefully soon it will be!

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by AAtakeMeAway
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 166531

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I flew DFW-STS yesterday and the F FA mentioned that the route was about to be suspended for a few months. Any truth to this?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19786

Re: Collapsing US hubs

Do you think the industry has matured beyond this kind of collapse? If one airline leaves will it be replaced with another airline? I think most people would agree that this is the answer: Short of another major economic shift ie like the rustbelt factories closing, i think existing hubs are pretty...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86724

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... yptr=yahoo


Does anyone know which gates these are, who currently uses them, and where that carrier will move to?
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deltaffindfw wrote:
AA getting 2 more gates at Terminal E (main not satellite).

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... yptr=yahoo


Does anyone know which gates these are, who currently uses them, and where that carrier will move to?

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by AAtakeMeAway
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?
Replies: 70
Views: 12462

Re: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?

ORD is in a great hub location, is there not a point where AA is doing a good job connection all the points without dumping capacity ? AA UA WN all have huge ORD hubs. AA is able to connect all the dots and then some beyond UA/WN with the smaller RJs. This seems like a great use of RJs. WN flys int...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 190924

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Of particular interest to me, WN's market share continues a slight month-by-month decrease since February, at 35.7% for August, while AS continues a steady slow increase since January, settling at 14.9% for August. DL takes their usual 3rd place for August's market-share rankings at 13.5%. It's sti...

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by AAtakeMeAway
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28840

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

US used to indicate U.S.A. government flights, but they eventually released that so USAir was able to switch from their old AL/Allegheny code. They were proud of it too. I remember shortly thereafter, USAir's timetable had "US Air's Airline code is now US!" or something to that effect on ...

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