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by OB1504
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 17271

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Did Allegiant do charter flights from MIA to Cuba in like 2007-2011? I remember seeing some Allegiant Aircraft at MIA in the terminal around that time. Yes. Even after the charters ended, Allegiant had some maintenance work done at MIA. Aruba Airlines plans to resume Aruba-Miami service. Effective ...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 159
Views: 19362

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

atpg5 wrote:
If American Airlines sold paint:


Unsold paint doesn’t immediately expire the way an unsold seat on a flight does. That was a lot of words you just used to basically say that you don’t understand how revenue/yield management works.

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1933

Re: New Swift Air livery?

The first aircraft N629SW is being used for ICE deportation charters. Usually airlines do not want their brand associated with that. It still has the new owner’s logo displayed, though. World Atlantic doesn’t really seem to care and happily uses the same airplanes to deport people on weekdays and t...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question regarding MAX groundings
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Question regarding MAX groundings

Apologies for not being clear. I meant just ANY 737s sitting in the desert that could be easily brought back into service with a quick paint job. But most of you have made clear points why not. It’s nowhere near as simple as just “a quick paint job” and this question has been asked several times be...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1933

New Swift Air livery?

I’ve noticed that lately Swift Air has been repainting some of their 737s into this uninspired white and blue livery with no titles and the logo of iAero Group (their new owner) on the tail. 5547437,5472543 It’s a shame if this becomes their standard livery considering how colorful and striking the ...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6117

Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

canyonblue17 wrote:
Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped.


If it was N629SW, it’s flying for Swift Air now and was recently repainted in a boring generic white and blue livery.

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7805

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Interesting to see this rumor in response Delta's WiFi trials. Delta leads, AA follows. American's entire strategy summed up in four words. So why do you choose the classic AA insignia as part of your screen name if you dislike them. Weird He probably dislikes what AA is becoming. They used to be a...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video
Replies: 36
Views: 4143

Re: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video

Thanks and happy to share, but 'Tylenol scheme'...this my 1st time hearing that. It's a perfect description. Yeah, the tylenol TWA 747 interrupting the star of the vid was a neat surprise. My first thought was Airplane! “Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with red stripes, curtains in the windows an...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7805

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Flew PHX-ANC-PHX on the neo last month and both flights accidentally(?) let all passengers connect to the WiFi for free. However, it was terribly slow. AA did something similar when they introduced the 737 MAX and offered free Wi-Fi on all MAX flights for several months. Delta leads, AA follows. Am...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 254
Views: 15729

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

As a Dallas resident who flies 'a lot' I just want to chime in that I despise this union, viscerally. The work slowdown is obvious and I've experienced it myself; I hope AA wins the legal battles and figures out how to limit such damages in the future. These people seem like scum to me for making f...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6159

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Actually, the airline has said in the past they would base (up to 4) some A321LR in Argentina. That may seem a good place to start. I am also certain that Norwegian is watching very closely the "aircraft interchange" MO that LATAM wants approved if their EZE-MIA flights are to continue be...

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by OB1504
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 20
Views: 3463

Re: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
American Airlines (AA) will launch its third daily flight between MIA-EZE throughout the year, and during the high season increases 4 or 3 more frequencies, and goodbye LATAM Argentina


AA’s third MIA-EZE flight is seasonal and does not operate daily. There’s never been a fourth flight.

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by OB1504
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6689

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

It's past the worst part of seasonal startup for that and it's noticeably higher than other routes. 50-70% difference in LF and bookings even on further out dates. It’s been noted that there’s a ton of J award space... not good... Wouldn’t be surprised if they try something like Naples next year in...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6925

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

The NTSB wanted to find that door and they needed to find the door I forget how long it took for them to find it but it was a huge clue as to what happened. According to what I've been told before finding that door the entire ramp crew was order held out of service and the NTSB, and I believe even ...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13670

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

So many holes in this story and a lot of the stuff that isn’t being told. Unless this kid is severely mentally challenged I find it hard to believe he couldn’t tell the difference between SAS & Eurowings and only spoke up after the aircraft was taxiing for takeoff something smells rotten with t...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10193

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

People are still doing this? How come the retracted wheels don't crush them? The wheel wells have pockets where a person can fit. Assuming that the person does not get crushed by the landing gear, cause of death would most likely be due to freezing temperatures or impact with the ground a few secon...

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by OB1504
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20776

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I think its safe to assume alcohol will be banned? "Disruptive passenger escorted from Disney Airlines flight" is probably something they don't want to see. I doubt it, since they’re more than happy to sell alcohol at all of the theme parks. I don’t see this actually happening. The modern...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8404

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

Not very original, to add ANOTHER Caribbean island to the flight roster. B6 isn't trying to be original; they're trying to make money, and Caribbean flights from JFK make money. How do you know, a priori, that JFK-PTP will make money? JetBlue clearly thinks it’ll make money or they wouldn’t be star...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

There’s nothing stopping Southwest from painting each side of the airplane differently.

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by OB1504
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7307

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

Is Privilege Style still going to be operating the LGW-MIA route?

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by OB1504
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4573

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

Pretty sure I’ve sent fuelers to a KLM A330 in Miami...

They fly AMS-MIA in the winter.

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by OB1504
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7557

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

If it was a Mesa aircraft operating under United Express, are you saying that it was a DL employee driving a tug that hit the aircraft? How dumb do you have to be to text and drive on an ACTIVE RAMP at a place as busy as ATL and hit a large object like an aircraft??? It’s surprisingly common. I gue...

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by OB1504
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7595

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

There are probably regulations that airlines have to follow for marking doors, emergency windows, registration, etc but as long as they meet them, I doubt the specific livery matters that much. Just a guess. Yes, registration and national flag are basically a worldwide standard. Just like any licen...

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by OB1504
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

It is always a certain type of (often difficult) airline staff who does not want to get filmed. :sarcastic: I do not like random people filming me either. Social media is so large and can be manipulated so easily. It would also take a lot of effort and a back hoe for me to mangle a bag like the Del...

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by OB1504
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6781

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

It looks like on December 18th, AA will upgrade its 1 daily DFW-EYW flight from an E-175 to an A319. The route gains 56 economy seats and loses 4 first class seats. Yea but how many will be weight seats, DL just barley makes the 737 work to ATL with any kind of weather requiring an alternate, I can...

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by OB1504
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356614

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

General question- why doesn’t UA repaint all of their already delivered MAX’s while it won’t further interrupt flight scheduling? (Not to say they are moving forward with any other types at a blazing pace either) They would if their goal was a fast repaint, but they said they would do it over the n...

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by OB1504
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 111911

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I know we've discussed that there is not enough value for AA to add scimitars to their 738s. However, is there a reason AA doesn't retrofit its A320 family aircraft with sharklets? Given the relatively young age of (most) of the 320ceo family, is the cost/benefit not there? I understand that the 32...

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by OB1504
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

I think the best tactic for pax being asked to check valuables is to whip out the 'old smartphone and video record the agent making the request, open the luggage and video record the valuables, and then video record the luggage being taken away. Make sure you get the agents nametag in the photo. On...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

What would actually happen if there were a LiPo or another form of accumulator in the luggage? Will they inform you again when they take your carry on to make sure you remove them? Significant damage to the bag like this can also damage an accumulator and lead to a fire. I always bring a spare accu...

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by OB1504
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Odd Flight Numbering
Replies: 15
Views: 2379

Re: AA Odd Flight Numbering

Didn't AA started this with the merger with US, and it wasn't it one of the first customer-facing changes? FEBO ended at the same time, if I remember correctly. You are correct. Pre-merger AA had odd numbered flights going one direction and even the other direction. They didn't have the same flight...

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by OB1504
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9293

Re: What does WN do about NK?

I have to laugh when people talk about the "clientele" of certain airlines. I have flown Spirit & Allegiant a few times and they were perfectly fine. I have also flown AA & DL first class and WN many times, so have at it. Ironically, 20 years about these same people would’ve been ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route

The timings were awful. I don’t understand how LATAM can’t make once daily BOG-MIA work when Avianca does it 3-4 times a day and some of their flights are even A330s. Timings suck, plus LATAM was flying an all Y a320. Premium traffic would either take AA or AV. AA currently offers a grand total of ...

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by OB1504
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route

The timings were awful. I don’t understand how LATAM can’t make once daily BOG-MIA work when Avianca does it 3-4 times a day and some of their flights are even A330s.

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by OB1504
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14012

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Typically, you only have to show the form of payment if there’s suspected fraud. I’ve assisted a passenger who fell victim to a similar scheme (traveling on a ticket purchased with a stolen credit card) and the airline offered the choice of either paying for the ticket in cash or having the case ref...

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by OB1504
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA
Replies: 14
Views: 4984

Re: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA

Where were the wingwalkers? Are the mechanics or the rampers responsible for towing aircraft off the gate at LGA?

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by OB1504
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9520

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. Pre-HP merger BOS and FLL were both focus cities for US. I know that's a bit of a step back in time. They were ...

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by OB1504
Thu May 30, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10286

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Maybe they can bring back Horton? He was well-liked and is largely responsible as to why AA has such a massive Airbus fleet to do heavy phasing out of the S80 earlier this decade. Absolutely not. As far as labor is concerned, he bankrupted the airline and opened the door to mass outsourcing. If you...

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by OB1504
Wed May 29, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10286

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

rjmf22 wrote:
Can all of this, or at least most of it, be traced back to poor management?


Yes. They made a pizza so cheap people don’t want to eat it.

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by OB1504
Wed May 29, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?
Replies: 31
Views: 2636

Re: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?

They wont. Assuming youre only 15, Ive worked in this industry longer than youve been alive and AA has always defended hubs like DFW fiercely. Call hubs what they really are...Fortresses, and DFW is in the Super Fortress class; complete with moats, draw bridges, hot oil to pour on the invaders, etc...

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by OB1504
Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10286

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

It's hilarious. LCC has invested (somewhat) in their premium product with Flagship lounges, FFD, etc. But somehow Dougie is too dumb to realize that the same people that fly AA's pathetic domestic offering will associate AA with being cheap and bland, and not premium, and that as a result, AA's bra...

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by OB1504
Wed May 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?
Replies: 31
Views: 2636

Re: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?

I may be 15 but I remember when AA didn’t care about other airlines in their territory.Now a days if you don’t have some sort of relationship with AA chances are you’ll be run out.When will this change? Ideally... never. AA, like just about every other airline, will fight to defend its market. Like...

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by OB1504
Tue May 28, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22316

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

EA CO AS wrote:
The carriers that opt for free streaming IFE libraries to any wifi-enabled device will be able to sit out all that costly one-upping.


If AA continues to refuse to invest in an industry leading product, then they can also sit out commanding a revenue premium versus Delta.

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by OB1504
Tue May 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding
Replies: 37
Views: 5201

Re: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding

I know US wanted to use 2L for boarding when they first received the plane back in 2001, but determined it wasn’t safely possible due to the placement of the engine. I think L-AA wanted to do the same but came to a similar conclusion. US also had A321 decals placed at both doors 1L and 2L to remind...

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by OB1504
Sun May 26, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to eliminate oversize bag fees
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: American to eliminate oversize bag fees

The thread should be renamed to reflect that this only applies to musical instruments and sports equipment.

IIRC, oversize bag fees didn’t apply to these items until a few years ago, and it seems that AA is now reverting to the original policy.

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by OB1504
Sun May 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 13640

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Actually not surprised about MIA-SAL. The Salvadoran population in South Florida is actually quite small.


Isn’t SAL Avianca’s Central American hub? With the loss of this route from MIA, only BOG will offer meaningful amounts of connecting opportunities to Central America on Avianca.

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by OB1504
Thu May 23, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7239

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

debonair wrote:
MO11 wrote:
I noticed that DOT approved a wet-lease application by Eastern to operate for Haiti Aviation SA dba Air d'Ayiti beginning June 7.


Start of the service pushed back to June 27th with 3class A320... What happend to the Eastern deal?


What questionable charter airline will they be renting A320s from?

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by OB1504
Thu May 23, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16299

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Moose135 wrote:
Doug Parker was on the NBC nightly network news tonight, and said much the same - if his pilots feel it is safe, he and his family would fly on the MAX.


The airplane was in service for over a year and he never flew on it. I think even he knows how sorry the hard product is on his MAXes.

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by OB1504
Wed May 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10538

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

A320's are 35 year old technology and are on average 21 years old in DL' s fleet. Same goes for the A321N's if you remove the GTF's (and realise they are brand new). The 738's are of a similar age and are based on 50 year old technology with some mid 90s tweaks. 739's are newer age wise but are als...

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by OB1504
Wed May 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 111911

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interior ... t-upgrades


Great news for those of us who enjoy lavatories that are actually usable by adult human beings.
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miaami wrote:
Oasis installations will be delayed until beginning of 2020.

https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interior ... t-upgrades


Great news for those of us who enjoy lavatories that are actually usable by adult human beings.

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by OB1504
Wed May 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13349

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Of course, if United had forcibly reseated other passengers so that this family could sit together, there’d be another story in the media about United kicking someone out of their seat again.

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