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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
LAXdude1023 wrote:Actually not surprised about MIA-SAL. The Salvadoran population in South Florida is actually quite small.
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?
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.
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...Jump to post
miaami wrote:Oasis installations will be delayed until beginning of 2020.
https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interior ... t-upgrades
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.Jump to post
Ship 3267 visited Miami yesterday (and went tech!) and the new livery is nice in person, though a little underwhelming. I don’t feel like it really works for a full service airline.Jump to post
AA has stated in their motion high utilization leads to less ground time and the SA bases AMTS are less than stellar one posted on Facebook AMT group where does he look up a repair procedure. You dont work here. I do. I’ve dealt with plenty of clueless AA mechanics right here in the United States. ...Jump to post
AA has straight-up admitted that the lowest yielding routes get the worst aircraft. That is why places like LIM and AMS see 763's. In the case of South America, it’s not low yields but the lack of competition. AA sis the only nonstop option in a lot of markets so either you put up with the tired 76...Jump to post
It's crazy to think that AA's North Terminal is already outdated. Indeed, the D60 facility where you could walk right to your ATR 72 was a major improvement over the bus rides from D35. Obviously it wasn't designed with the E175 in mind, considering this type of plane typically uses jet bridges (in...Jump to post
It looks like they’re going to delete a narrowbody gate from the D14-D37 area to turn two gates into widebody gates, and turn the 3 767 gates D40, D44 & D50 into 4 narrowbody gates. It also looks like F will keep the same layout but with a total interior rebuild, deleting the unused ITI lounge o...Jump to post
There was only 1 flight left: Avior Airlines operating MIA-BLA with their A340. World Atlantic was operating MIA-CCS with an MD-80 on behalf of Avior and Eastern was operating MIA-CCS with a 767 on behalf of Estelar, but those flights stopped several weeks ago. Passengers from both flights were bein...Jump to post
The D60 gates are like a portal to hell. It is worse than most 3rd world airports down there. Miami agents feel like they have to scream every announcement and then speak over one another when doing so. So you often end up with 2 or 3 agents screaming about their flights at the same time. And yet i...Jump to post
Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1 In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights. In a similar fashion, HP/US had suc...Jump to post
I was just talking about the possibility of AA trying service to EGE from CLT/PHL. US lasted longer on the CLT-EGE route than PHL-EGE, so it's interesting to see PHL come back first... I find the launch of PHL-EGE interesting, given that AA opted to start MTJ from CLT over PHL. That said, I can’t s...Jump to post
Hi all - random question and unsure if it's been answered. I live near the westbound final approach of KPHX. I notice often that there are some AA planes that have red markings on their winglets. What does this signify? I've seen it on 738s and 321s with sharklets. Thanks in advance! At one point, ...Jump to post
Max Q wrote:I believe they are operating the old Continental 224Er’s
Pretty much the ultimate 200 series with
the most powerful engines and highest
Lovely aircraft, made the 757 look underpowered
What? they are going to tear down concourse G but will basically do nothing to the 1960's feel concourse E? The E gates were renovated a year or two ago and feature new lighting and floors. It’s not a 2010s facility, but it’s also not as clearly dated as it used to be and is on par with the 1980s p...Jump to post
MIA-Asia service has been coming in “about a year” for the better part of the decade. I’ll believe it when it’s announced, but I’m not holding my breath in the meantime. In other news, MIA just unveiled an expansion proposal that would see the construction of two new hotels, interior improvements f...Jump to post
I doubt half of this is actually going to get built. This replaces the equally grandiose “Airport City” proposal that never got off the ground. The improvements to the Central Terminal are long overdue, but the hotels seem unnecessary and construction for them is going to snarl traffic into the airp...Jump to post
MIA-Asia service has been coming in “about a year” for the better part of the decade. I’ll believe it when it’s announced, but I’m not holding my breath in the meantime. In other news, MIA just unveiled an expansion proposal that would see the construction of two new hotels, interior improvements fo...Jump to post
The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples: NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area) That can only be a coincidence, as the 202 area code is for the District of Columbia only. NK 202 used to be a DCA flight until Sp...Jump to post
The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples: NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area) NK 305: BWI-FLL (305 is Miami) NK 321/407: RDU-MCO/MCO-DFW (321/407 are Orlando) NK 323/424: MSP-LAX/LAX-MSP (323/424 are Los Angel...Jump to post
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:How many total carriers are there now on BOS-MIA/FLL?
soflaflyer wrote:gdg9 wrote:I'll be happy when I get my bags from AA in less than 40-45 minutes after arriving at DFW.
ORD is perfect for a banked hub as are PHL, PHX and MIA. 5. Taking native SABRE away from the Customer Service folks at the airport has not been a popular decision and many of the long time AA folks who were very proficient in SABRE could help customers a lot more easily. QIK has not given them the...Jump to post
Guess you dont work for an airline. Its not AA trying defend anything. See the legacy airlines have this thing called ALLIANCES. So sometimes other airlines in that ALLIANCE. Get someone else to do the route and take the hit. Meanwhile the partner puts a codeshare number on it and reaps the benefit...Jump to post
wjcandee wrote:It's fun to know what terms like "corrosion corner" are referring to -- "Look, I'm in the know!!!!" -- but such broad generalizations are often not fair or true, and this one isn't.
bgm wrote:Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft?
Unlikely UA will act on this but interesting none the less. I agree, if they wanted to they would have done so prior to us learning about the situation in the media. But just curious - why wouldn't United want to seize control of Avianca? Colombia allows foreign airline ownership. Given Avianca’s t...Jump to post