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by OB1504
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 6084

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

Let me guess, bought economy and expected DL to accommodate them?I suspect there is much more to the story than we are being told right now. If this is how it went down then horrible customer service. But I doubt this is exactly how it went down. Since when did buying economy become such a crime to...

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by OB1504
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50127

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

And the hard hitter: https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1163086193216692230 Best I can tell; no changes to economy and-- subject to confirmation (and/or change of mindset)-- does appear that the dream of them wAAking up and adding in-seat IFE is dead. Even United changed their minds and will be add...

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by OB1504
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4897

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

On the Wikipedia page for Flying Tigers, there’s a picture of a 747 in Tigers colors with small FedEx titles and the caption states that Japan required the airplanes to stay in that livery for several years. Is that true? If so, why?

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by OB1504
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2764

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

My one beef with the whole IFE thing is AA doesn't seem to promote it very well. There is virtually nothing in the gate areas at the airports, especially the hubs that mention it, nor do they mention you need to download the AA app to view it on your device. If they informed the traveling public of...

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by OB1504
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 10829

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

Terrible accident. As a tug driver, having my tug slip into gear or roll away while parked is one of my worst fears. I will not drive a tug without a working parking brake. I'm sorry for my ignorance, but does the tug engine fire up automatically on depressing the accelerator (like a gasoline golf ...

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by OB1504
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2764

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

It's funny that so many a.nutters complain that AA's only strategy is copy delta, then say their strategy is the main cause of the problems. The problem is that AA’s strategy seems to be to copy Delta half assedly. Delta goes to 30” pitch and installs brand new cabins and state of the art IFE on th...

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by OB1504
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 19109

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Miami wrote:
Frontier plans to launch seasonal service on Raleigh-Miami effective November 14, 2019. Daily.


After they just dropped a bunch of routes out of RDU? Frontier needs to make up their minds.

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by OB1504
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 30
Views: 5092

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

On a related note, LV-CFV has been withdrawn from the LATAM Argentina fleet to be converted to a freighter.

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by OB1504
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94596

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Max Q wrote:
Ditch their ridiculous ‘livery’ and go back
to their epic polished aluminum


You can’t polish an A321 or a 787. That’s one of the reasons why they changed liveries.

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by OB1504
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94596

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Too bad it won’t be about an improvement in their domestic product.

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by OB1504
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB
Replies: 77
Views: 11565

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB

Why can't you change the format line? It's hard to understand or read too many numbers ,>,>,[6] etc..... Can't you change from old to new? Example: NK AVL-FLL DISC NOV (discontiune Novermber) UA DEN-HOB EFF NOV (new service Effective on November) Example: AA ORD-MIA REDC 11 to 9 FLTS EFF JAN or UA ...

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by OB1504
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 22
Views: 7463

Re: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA

What hit it? It looks like it could be airstairs, a catering truck, or even a K-loader?

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by OB1504
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15723

Re: Tower Air

OP, here are some past threads with more information about Tower Air: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=601949 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=218877 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38645 And a video showing their “terminal” at JFK: https://youtube.com/w...

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by OB1504
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers with letters
Replies: 17
Views: 2375

Re: Flight Numbers with letters

Alitalia and British Airways are two airlines I’ve seen operating with alphanumeric callsigns on a regular basis, but for most other carriers a letter in the flight number typically indicates a one-off situation.

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by OB1504
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15723

Re: Tower Air

I remember hearing stories about the police having to be called because of near rioting in the Tower Air "terminal" because of delayed and canceled flights. Does anyone know if this true, or just urban legend? Also, does anyone have pics of the JFK hanger/terminal that Tower used? I heard...

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by OB1504
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16381

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

But they will be modified with the superior oasis product eventually. “Superior”? You’d give up a seat that’s actually comfortable in exchange for a power outlet? Oh absolutely. I'm younger than the vast majority of people on this board (early 20s) and to me having a plug is well worth trading an i...

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by OB1504
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 27
Views: 6560

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

150 hours a month equates to about 3-4 hours a day. But that said, I would say that such could be handled by existing operators, especially if Eastern (2D) actually put its ex-KQ B772 into service. While there is a lack of wide-body charter capacity, right now, the only passenger charter airlines w...

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by OB1504
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16381

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

This is incorrect, LUS A320s are getting refit with power outlets as we speak. They should all be done by the Fall. The seating configuration is staying the same, unfortunately, with no true MCE. There is not a single 320 in mods currently. All mods (including Oasisfying the LUS 321s) were put on h...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 19109

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Has Aruba Airlines actually resumed AUA-MIA? FlightAware just shows the existing AA and Surinam flights. Also, Norwegian’s LGW-MIA flight operated with a EuroAtlantic 767 last night and arrived about 8 hours late. I think something’s wrong with the Privilege Style 777 because it remained overnight ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16381

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

Now that AA is dropping Bolivia, there really aren’t any routes left that demand the 757’s unique capabilities Could a 7M8 make DFW-KEF? A 788 would be too much aircraft for that route. I suppose if anything AA could move it from DFW to PHL and assign it to the 7M8 if they want to keep KEF as a des...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16381

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

Interesting development. Now that AA is dropping Bolivia, there really aren’t any routes left that demand the 757’s unique capabilities, though it’s probably still a great asset to have on longer thin routes like MIA-BSB. It makes sense that the 767 will go first now since the 787 was always planned...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline subsidiary’s
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Airline subsidiary’s

Due to foreign ownership restrictions, the most a foreign company could do is license their brand out to a US company and only own a fraction of it. Given the legal battles Virgin America went through, I would expect vehement opposition from US carriers. Unless it’s a globally established brand like...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 19109

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Has Aruba Airlines actually resumed AUA-MIA? FlightAware just shows the existing AA and Surinam flights. Also, Norwegian’s LGW-MIA flight operated with a EuroAtlantic 767 last night and arrived about 8 hours late. I think something’s wrong with the Privilege Style 777 because it remained overnight o...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?
Replies: 16
Views: 2103

Re: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?

Will Miami people build TNT again as MIA/FLL have no room for expansion Greater chance has X51 Miami Homestead GA (own by MIA) to get upgraded with extended runway and compact but passenger-friendly terminal (with FIS). Surely, Miami-Dade Airports would rather have more commercial traffic go to ano...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8025

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

Curitiba was served as a triangle routing in conjunction with Porto Alegre. The routing was, if I'm not mistaken, Miami-Curitiba-Porto Alegre-Miami. It's a shame that didn't work. One because I have family in Parana and two because the South is a relatively wealthy region. AA 203, one of only two t...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18167

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

EA CO AS wrote:
That girl does NOT deserve a snowglobe, that's for sure.


Whoa, now that one’s a blast from the past. :lol:

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8025

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

I am under the impression that the MIA-CWB-POA-MIA triangle was mainly due to the runway limitations at CWB, as it can not support a 767 taking off nonstop to MIA with a commercially viable load (2,215 mts/7,267 ft). When was the "uncoupling" done? Yes, I was mistaken. CWB was dropped fir...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8025

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

Recently, Belo Horizonte and La Paz... not sure when they cut Recife. Other recently terminated destinations include Salvador, Viracopas, Porto Alegre, and Curitiba in Brazil. Viracopas and Curitiba ended in February, 2016. Recife and Salvador ended in May 2016. Curitiba was served as a triangle ro...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8025

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

Recently, Belo Horizonte and La Paz... not sure when they cut Recife. They also left VCP sometime back, had one flight a day there from DFW. The Brazilian economy tanking lead to AA pulling back as demand for seats receded, so for now they've suspended routes but may return when demand comes back a...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3449

Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

At 1:15 there’s something that looks like a railroad crossing arm rising after the 727 stops. Is that an earlier form of an automated parking system?

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10813

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Envoy is not a mainline Flight Attendant Why does this matter ? They were flying under the brand for the flight. And envoy actually is Owned by American fully if I recall It is not mainline AA, they don’t work for AA, Envoy has its own employees, own operating certificate, and work under a differen...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announces BDL-MIA (Seasonal)
Replies: 16
Views: 1414

Re: F9 Announces BDL-MIA (Seasonal)

https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorid ... t-mia.html
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DolphinAir747 wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:
Frontier also adding MIA-BOS and relaunching MIA-DTW and MIA-SJU.


Do you have a link? Thanks!


https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorid ... t-mia.html

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27199

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

This thread can largely be summarized as 6 pages of one person (who doesn’t even work for AA?) yelling the same things at everybody else.

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announces BDL-MIA (Seasonal)
Replies: 16
Views: 1414

Re: F9 Announces BDL-MIA (Seasonal)

Frontier also adding MIA-BOS and relaunching MIA-DTW and MIA-SJU. In addition to MIA-CLE, MIA-CVG, and MIA-LAS announced last month. The Frontier website is now showing MIA-ORD and MIA-LGA coming back as well. With these adds and resumptions, F9 will be at 12 nonstop destinations from MIA including...

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by OB1504
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings Network Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1504

Re: Avianca Holdings Network Thread

Avianca just changed the timings on BAQ-MIA last week. AV 002 now departs BAQ at 07:05 and arrives MIA at 10:55.

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by OB1504
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?
Replies: 21
Views: 3517

Re: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?

I am positive there are direct flights. Do you mean nonstop? There are neither, nor was there any need to be so pedantic when the OP’s meaning could be easily inferred. To answer the question, AA used to fly the route once daily but dropped it, and UA now flies it on a seasonal basis. UA is weak in...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 19109

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: 179
Views: 23182

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: 1994

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: 3118

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: 1994

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: 6164

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: 7906

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: 4247

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: 7906

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: 419
Views: 27199

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: 6220

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: 30
Views: 5092

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: 6747

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: 6970

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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