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by OB1504
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 91
Views: 14798

Re: Emirates drops FLL

Also all the hoopla about name recognition of FLL vs MIA isn't true at-all, Southwest has been living off of FLL forever, and if you are working/taking a cruise you will know FLL is the place to fly. not MIA. As long as the cruise industry is shot, FLL suffers the same fate. Southwest overwhelmingl...

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by OB1504
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 11660

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Miami wrote:
British Airways will resume 2 daily flights to Miami from October 25, 2020.

BA207/206 A380 replaces 747-400
BA209/208 777-200ER replaces 747-400


Is that a placeholder or is the A380 actually coming back? Truth be told I wasn’t going to miss it.

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by OB1504
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 11660

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Europa and SWISS returned to MIA this week, though the first flights were cancelled due to Tropical Storm Isaias.

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by OB1504
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182205

Re: AA 737’s still in bare metal scheme

A couple weeks ago in STT I saw an AA 738 take off that was still in the polished aluminum paint scheme. I didn’t realize there were still some left not painted in the current paint scheme. Was this a special heritage plane or are there more than one polished aluminum AA 737 still flying? Also - if...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?
Replies: 47
Views: 8412

Re: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?

Those seats are reminiscent of the legendary row 17 “super seat” on AA’s 763s. Those were repurposed old generation business class recliners also used for crew rest and sold as economy on flights under 8 hours.

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 4116

Re: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1

There are photos in the database that show the construction progress on D in the 1980s. In 1985, work hadn't started on the low D gates yet: 0146761 By 1987, gates D10-D20 were complete but not attached to the terminal. The gate marked D10 is the current D34. At some point it was renumbered D8 per a...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston
Replies: 26
Views: 3719

Re: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston

I assume that MCO has strong VFR as I dont imagine the Disney market will be back too soon. What of FLL? I dont think that the BW KIN MIA route is working ut, even though AA is just down to daily from 3X. The US based English speaking Caribbean VFR is not too excited in travel, unlike their Hispani...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 4116

Re: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1

Great video. Love the pan shot taken from the Concourse E tram station with PA, BA, and CO in full view. Anyone know of a source which details the "Super 80's" construction projects with photos? One of the more interesting transformations in airport terminals, prior to the Terminal A-D re...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13971

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

I'm not sure anyone would want to fly 11 hours on a narrowbody. HA has the A330 and eventually the 787 for routes like HNL-JFK. Thing is, a good 90% of Pax pay no attention to the aircraft type, if it is a wide body etc. It's only the seasoned flyers and us AvGeeks that would spot something like th...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2020 Q2 results
Replies: 56
Views: 11421

Re: AA Q2 results

Thank you. Thank you for devaluing AAdvantage program, thank you for a lavatories so small that water splashes out of the microscopic sink, thank you for seats that are miserable to sit on for more than a few minutes, thank you for removing IFE, thank you for all the mistakes,bumbles, and costly re...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes?
Replies: 56
Views: 8495

Re: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes

If the LH Group ULCC has long-haul it might fly to MIA and then codeshare with Avianca and Copa. In MIA they could proceed directly to their departure gate, just like connecting in Europe. It is a bit of a push to rely on feed at a station where UA has a minimal presence, but I think it could work....

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 4116

Re: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1

MIA always had the best variety, and it seemed like planes that were long retired by other carriers were still prevalent. The 727 may have been retired by US carriers but you could count on a Zuliana 722 screaming down every last inch of 9 to Maracaibo. Anyone visit all the model shops around the a...

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by OB1504
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 304
Views: 23428

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

N344NW ferried SBD-MIA on Tuesday night and has been at MIA ever since. I put fuel on it for maintenance purposes on Thursday night and was shocked to discover that the airplane was the same age I am. Delta maintains their older aircraft very well. Delta A320 N326US filed MSP-SBD 9AM - 10:33AM as DL...

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by OB1504
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 91
Views: 7558

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

I flew MIA-BOS/ORD-CLT-JFK and back several times on AA for mileage purposes. Surprisingly it was a valid routing for most MIA-NYC fares.

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by OB1504
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 11660

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Miami wrote:
Caribbean Airlines plans to resume six times weekly Kingston-Miami service with 737-800 from
July 21, 2020


Resume? Isn’t KIN-MIA a new route for BW? Pre-pandemic they only operated POS-MIA. I don’t think BW/JM have operated KIN-MIA on a regular basis since 2009.

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+

This week AA also cut the fruit and cheese on transcons leaving after 9 PM. I mean, the premium passengers are generally in business anyway right, so I assume this wont affect them. I am an economy traveler based in the NorthEast and I'll pay a bit more to travel on B6 or DL. The F cabin is who is g...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 11660

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Lufthansa resumed FRA-MIA service on Wednesday with an A340-300. Other current European operators at MIA are AF with a 777-300ER on CDG-MIA, BA with a 787-9 on LHR-MIA, IB with an A330-300 on MAD-MIA, TP with an A330-900 on LIS-MIA, and VS with an A350-1000 on LHR-MIA. The AA 787-8 (N817AN) that has...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 767 runway excursion in Guyana
Replies: 13
Views: 4322

Re: Eastern 767 runway excursion in Guyana

I saw this airplane pull into MIA the next day so it looks like everything got resolved fairly quickly.

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40506

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I wonder if AA will further scale back in FLL and PBI while concentrate on MIA. B6 could build more prescence in FLL and PBI. How much more can AA scale back at FLL and PBI? It’s just service to a few hubs. Will these flights be sold as American Airlines flights or JetBlue Flights? JetBlue flights ...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19264

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

I understand there are many 767’s in the U.S, but many pilots that flew that type of plane mostly the -200 probably retired when the airplane did. United, American, and U.S. Airways once all operated the 767, most got fitted to cargo from passanger once retired. I’m not saying the 767 is a rare pla...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19264

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Not sure... I know they were once apart of swift so maybe some pilots transferred over. I would think it would be hard to find a experienced pilot for the 767-200 or -300 with not many of them flying today. And do they have the training facilities like most major airlines have? There are many exper...

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by OB1504
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16340

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I'll be the guy to say it. Despite it being very uncomfortable, I love project oasis. Why? Because it has brought AAs pricing down significantly in my home market. They are usually priced at the same as F9 in my market. I love IFE, but I don't really care if AA doesn't have it and Delta or United d...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16340

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I find it funny how lots of people want their seat back entertainment but say hell no to ads on IFE. I want to be entertained, not marketed to. I don't mind some short ads like at the start of YouTube videos or what Hulu has on their ad supported plan, but not an entire 10-15 minute block of ads li...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 5087

Re: Disney and airline partners

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned that Disney World in Florida once had its own airport! Called the Disney World STOLport, it had a 2,000' (609.6 m.) runway, an IATA code of DWS & was served by two airlines with de Havilland Twin Otter flights to & from MCO & TPA. Here are a few l...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16340

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Here’s the fundamental problem with seatback IFE: my kids love it. I don’t care. So it’s a differentiator for leisure passengers but not those of us who pay the bills. Most people care about PTVs. Everyone I know not on a.net says their plane was "old" or "crappy" and it's just ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 5087

Re: Disney and airline partners

Why would Disney want to Partner with budget airlines. It’s not a budget vacation at all. 100% Some people are surprised at the number of Disney resorts where rooms start around $400 per night and many rooms top out well above $2000 per night (way more for luxury multi-room suites), as well as the ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19264

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

I have to wonder if Eastern (2D) is going for military charters or ACMI duty. They also have the B763 which has functioned in a pinch. Even though they just got a new livery, the two B762 (base) and two B762(ER) frames are between 32 and 36 years old, and their ex-BA frames (acquired from QF) are a...

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by OB1504
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1452
Views: 204989

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Vasu did an interview with Plane Business here are the highlights: Bunch of rambling, but the bottom line to me as Vasu confirmed was that AA had to zig when DL and UA zagged. Their option was to go all out and swing for the fences as shrinking the airline instead would consign them to bankruptcy w...

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by OB1504
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1452
Views: 204989

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Everyone's swarming to Florida. New routes added by JetBlue and Frontier are to Florida. Why is this? Makes absolutely no sense to me, especially with the COVID explosion happening there, I would think that it should be cratering now, again, regardless of any short-term bubble in weeks past. I mean...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182205

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Now that the LUS 320 has power and USB ports at every seat, it has one of the most comfortable narrowbody cabins of any airline in the US. I love especially the first class seats. So spacious. And with 0% chance of getting an Oasis A320, it is now the crown jewel of the domestic fleet in my opinion.

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3665

Re: AA and QQ vs. AA and JI

For anyone else who was confused by the OP using IATA codes from two decades ago, JI was the second Midway Airlines and QQ was Reno Air.

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by OB1504
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19273

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Mr. Parker is way better than Carty, Arpey, and Horton. He has done a nice job during this Covid crisis and I loved his Southwest Flight Attendant story. He still needs more time. The full realization of the merger needs to come to fruition first. Remember the mechanics just signed a couple months ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182205

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Personally, I find the LUS F seats the most comfortable for my body type and since I travel with two laptops and two phones, power ports aren't an issue for me as both of my PCs will last at least 4 hours. Coach wise, the legroom on the LUS 321 is great; the longer distance flights on the 319s and ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16537

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

The proposed law makes absolute sense, unless you subscribe to the deeply anti-social thought that carriers should be allowed to sell seats below cost, in order to drive out the incumbent carrier at an airport. I'm sorry, but that only makes sense if you're the CEO of socially irresponsible compani...

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by OB1504
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19273

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

A) Richard Anderson is not coming to AA B) Richard Anderson is not some super shrewd dude, he was able to perform at Delta due to the lack of Unions. It's easy for bad leadership to blame their people. I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is wishful thinking that we have heard all the way bac...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13790

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Sorry just to be clear, has Air Canada Rouge retired their fleet of 25 B763s? No return to transatlantic leisure is envisaged? Found an article that says Rouge will be refocused on shorter flights within the Americas https://paxex.aero/2020/05/air-canada-temperature-screening-rouge-767-retirement/ ...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15576

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

I have not been following the Cuba saga. Is Cuba back on the no flights to Cuba list again? I was thrilled when they lifted those bans, and one of my dream trips would be to Cuba. Deeply saddened about Miami Air. All fights to secondary Cuba were banned and only a limited amount of flights to HAV w...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Amazon eventually own ASTG?
Replies: 22
Views: 3167

Re: Will Amazon eventually own ASTG?

AA, UA, DL, and their regionals all have separate air certificates. Amazon does not have one- Amazon Air/Primeair is a virtual cargo airline. Ok, so Amazon gets a certificate of their own with 1 Cessna Caravan on it and they can continue the charade. Getting and maintaining a certificate is not che...

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by OB1504
Thu May 28, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13304

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

It's a realistic looking memo. Meanwhile, management has been making commitments that it will not file Chapter 11. I would put about as much faith in that statement from Doug as I would "we will never loose money again." No one could have predicted a Global Pandemic. No one could’ve predi...

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by OB1504
Tue May 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10134

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

As spectacular as that looks, not flight critical parts. This better be satire.. It depends what meaning you give to critical. It's critical enough to not depart like that. However they were not a critical component for safety of flight. The proof is it made no difference on the flight outcome. I a...

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by OB1504
Tue May 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60279

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

QR really doesn't have much influence on the process in (nor out of) bankruptcy by Chapter 11. It committed debtor-in-possession financing -- that's money that LATAM will use to maintain operations. DIP financing has high priority to be paid back. It's the bankruptcy judge and LATAM management that...

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by OB1504
Tue May 26, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60279

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Detroit313 wrote:
Trust me, they would do ANYTHING to have some feed in Miami while going through this. Too late now...


What feed could they get if most countries in South America have closed their borders to international flights?

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by OB1504
Tue May 26, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1452
Views: 204989

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I know it's in its own thread now, but I would be surprised if the B772s that are not reconfigured actually return to service All 777-200ERs have been reconfigured, unless you’re talking about the ones with Zodiac Concept D seats? That is what I mean...the Concept D ones. The fact that the Concept ...

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by OB1504
Sun May 24, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60279

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Presumably Delta was aware of these points when they took the decision to partner with Latam and still decided that it was a good business proposition? They were. They also didn't have a whole lot of other options. It was either continue to be a nobody in SA or make a move, which may not be perfect...

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by OB1504
Sun May 24, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5012

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

It's worth pointing out that some other airlines such as PIA changed their tails (with ethnic designs from Pakistan) and 'copied' the BA idea. PIA reverted back to it's standard design after not too long. So whether this idea would work today is open to debate... In that case, BA "copied"...

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by OB1504
Sun May 24, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60279

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Something it is true, LATAM would love to have AA right now to flow their passengers beyond MIA at this time. Now AA gets to flow interior US to their international destinations on their own metal and LATAM, well they can keep Punta Arenas At least until AA collapses. Then what? If you mean AA is n...

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by OB1504
Wed May 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15576

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

If Miami Air went under, I am sure Swift Air and World Atlantic are probably next on the chopping block unfortunately. I would of guessed Miami Air would've been the last to go considering they are larger than both SWQ and WAL. Atlas Air is large and has their cargo business so I am sure they are d...

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by OB1504
Wed May 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1452
Views: 204989

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It seems many Anetters have this pipe dream to see AA go under. That’s just not the case. This sick and twisted idea is tied to the livelihood of thousands of employees along with over a million affected throughout industries beyond just AA. Just stop it. There are indeed a few who seem to wish tha...

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by OB1504
Sat May 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33001

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

it's not nonsense. There's not going to be many companies, in any industry, propping up their employment vendors. In many cases, they will cease payments to vendors and go delinquent. Considering how much work has been contracted out to vendors in the airline industry specifically here, if the work...

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by OB1504
Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1452
Views: 204989

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Any chance AA is entertaining the idea of reconfiguring some 321s as two-cabin J/Y, with the lie flat Business seats that are on the 321T for these international flights? Yes, it would be an undesirable third subfleet for the 321, but might make sense. No need to waste that money when the longer A3...

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