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by NYCAAer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight magazines
Replies: 23
Views: 1191

Re: In-flight magazinesa

No one reads them anymore. Pretty broad, generalized statement. Maybe, but it stems from my observations of years working as a flight attendant in the premium cabins on long haul. I think the passengers up there would laugh if I asked them what they thought of American Way. The only ones who get ex...

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by NYCAAer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight magazines
Replies: 23
Views: 1191

Re: In-flight magazinesa

American still has American Way in the seatback pockets, but I noticed it’s much thinner than it used to be. AA also had Celebrated Living in the first and business class cabins, and Nexos, the Spanish and Portuguese language inflight magazine, in all cabins. I’m not sure if Celebrated Living and Ne...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181735

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

There is no blocked seat on the 787 for pilots on the way to Europe. There is only 1 person on break at a time and 2 in the cockpit. 1 person has the entire bunk area just for them. Why would they need a seat in the cabin? I believe the bunk area isn't approved to be occupied on take off or landing...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181735

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

There is no blocked seat on the 787 for pilots on the way to Europe. There is only 1 person on break at a time and 2 in the cockpit. 1 person has the entire bunk area just for them. Why would they need a seat in the cabin? We only block off one J seat for the pilots on the 772 to Europe and South A...

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by NYCAAer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181735

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The pilot bunks above deck have 2 bunks, but only one seat. On flights to Asia, or other long haul routes where there are 4 pilots, a seat in the business class cabin is needed for the second pilot on crew rest. That doesn't make any sense...if there are 2 bunks, don't tell me AA was forced by some...

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by NYCAAer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181735

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

No seat is blocked on the 787. They have a huge area upstairs where they can rest and sleep. Why would they need a tiny first class seat when they basically have their own bedroom up there? The pilot bunks above deck have 2 bunks, but only one seat. On flights to Asia, or other long haul routes whe...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181735

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The 787 has crew bunks upstairs for the pilots and flight attendants. There is no blocking of seats. Yes there are crew bunks. But from what I understand, there is one J seat reserved for pilot resting due to contractual obligations. I don't know the criteria as I mentioned before. However, the 788...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 304
Views: 34955

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

AA’s share in the JV with BA is much lower, more like 35-40%. 50% is another assumption, all of this is pure speculation again without facts.

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by NYCAAer
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 304
Views: 34955

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

JFK-MXP more then likely has to do with the corporate travel from my years of flying the route. Once I flew JFK-MXP on AA in Y, for $350RT on their 767 in February. In economy there were only 30-40 passengers while business was full. The others are quite similar: EK (good access to the U.S and all ...

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by NYCAAer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 304
Views: 34955

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Not transatlantic. He said it was the first time they made money flying internationally, which includes some of those new Caribbean destinations they added. Not 100% sure, but I think someone earlier said JFK's TATL lost money overall? Hard to see how JFK international would make money overall if t...

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by NYCAAer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 304
Views: 34955

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Seems like Delta finally pushed American to its last resort: to rely on other brands in key markets. While this partnership (B6 and AA) can be a successs, it is certain admission that American can never go it alone again without digging itself out of a deeper hole. I think one scenario that can hap...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 304
Views: 34955

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

N649DL wrote:
Uh, sorry to rain on the the parade here, but didn't this happen back in like 2011 with AA & B6 with a Short-Lived "East Coast" Codeshare? Just checking...?


Yes, it was around 2008-2011 or so, until the merger with US killed the deal.

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 304
Views: 34955

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

a post-COVID schedule in peak summer month probably looks like this 10x LAX 4x SFO 4x PHX 6x MIA 2x DFW 4x CLT 2x ORD 4x LHR 1x CDG 1x MAD 1x TLV 1x GRU 1x EZE 1x Caribbean leisure 40 to 45 flights sound about right. AA probably had close to 120 slots before this started. Your numbers are leaving o...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 304
Views: 34955

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Correct me if I am wrong, but with these partnerships AA+B6/AS will now be the largest carrier in NYC, BOS, LAX, SEA, South Florida, Dallas, DC, PHX, & CLT? Since they all remain standalone carriers, no. AA isn’t the largest carrier in BOS. I don't know about NYC either...UA and DL may still be...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14616

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

As crazy as it sounds I still don’t see 17.5K off the payroll as enough if we’re talking “avoiding furloughs” all-together. Granted, not including pilots, but per the sounds of it on APC, doesn’t seem like more than 1500 or so will take it? Realistically you’re looking at a 20% reduction in force i...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14616

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

What I found truly amazing is that 15,000 employees agreed to take an early retirement. The number doesn’t include the pilots, that’s still being determined. At AA in flight service, when early retirement was offered early on during COVID-19, only 875 or so flight attendants took it, despite many m...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8127

Re: Airlines practicing social distancing in their cabins

I flew AA for the first time since COVID-19 this past weekend, on LGA-DFW-LGA. The flight was maybe 25% full on the outbound, and about 35%-40% full on my return flight. Everyone in coach had a row of 3 seats to themselves, unless they were a family traveling together. On my return flight, a man acr...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14616

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

What I found truly amazing is that 15,000 employees agreed to take an early retirement. The number doesn’t include the pilots, that’s still being determined. At AA in flight service, when early retirement was offered early on during COVID-19, only 875 or so flight attendants took it, despite many mo...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The American VS Delta War Timeline
Replies: 23
Views: 5183

Re: The American VS Delta War Timeline

I think we're entering into an era of a more competitive, combative American under the leadership of Raja. Except that American still lags far behind Delta on product. AA can compete all they want with their Spirit and Allegiant product, but Delta wins every time with PTVs and customer-focused serv...

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by NYCAAer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4225

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

The only changes to the AF Concorde livery over the years was a change in the font of “Air France” on the fuselage, and the Hippocampe was removed from the sides by the nose, replaced with small titles “Groupe Air France.” The SkyTeam logo appeared by the entry door, and it never wore any Air France...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

That’s correct, AA discontinued EWR-LHR and brought it back. I was sitting standby on reserve in June 1991 in operations at EWR, and a flight attendant on special assignment asked me if I’d like to volunteer to help welcome the LHR passengers at EWR on July 1st, for the inaugural. Being young, naive...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

This is awesome. Thank you for sharing. JFK-LYS, as I recall was very short lived (less than a year) and I remember an F/A friend telling my family (I was only 16 then so I don't remember all the details) saying it almost never went out full. There is a long history of US-France (non Paris) service...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29969

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

To summarize the long haul routes that were not mentioned in the press release (indicating that they are presumably not being discontinued, and may have already had restart/launch dates announced): LAX-HND (presumably still 2x daily based on route award) LAX-CHC (presumably starting W21) DFW-DUB DF...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

AA started DFW-LGW on a 747-100 in 1982, when it took over the route authority from the demise of Braniff. The equipment changed to a DC-10-30 in 1984 when the 747 classics were traded for DC-10-30s from Pan Am, who in turn inherited them from the National merger. DFW-FRA and DFW-ORY were added in ...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

That's a lot to sum up over the past 35-40 years but from what I recall: AA: IIRC, they were flying TATL out of JFK when Pan Am was still doing so (as mentioned to ORY.) They also were very focused on an Int'l profile at ORD in the early 1990s (remember the flags hung throughout the terminal in Hom...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

Yes, if you go back far enough, AA was the first to return to Europe after World War II, in October 1945, with a DC-4. The first route was from La Guardia to London via Gander and Shannon, I believe. My parents were friends with an older couple who met during WWII. He was an American G.I. stationed ...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

Going back to the US5, the first TATL service on US was CLT-LGW which was inherited from Piedmont. This was followed by PIT-FRA in 1990, which was closely followed by PHL-MAN/CDG in 1991, and CLT-FRA in 1992. PHL started service initially to ORY. We were flying to ORY at AA and we all said, “Oh my ...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

Going back to the US5, the first TATL service on US was CLT-LGW which was inherited from Piedmont. This was followed by PIT-FRA in 1990, which was closely followed by PHL-MAN/CDG in 1991, and CLT-FRA in 1992. PHL started service initially to ORY. We were flying to ORY at AA and we all said, “Oh my ...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

After I wrote my post, I remembered a few more things. DFW-MAD was flown with the 762, and the DFW-ORY and DFW-FRA flights switched to the 763 as more were delivered. The 763 was then used on ORD-ORY, making ORY an all-763 station. Eventually DFW-MAD became the 763, and there were a few unsuccessful...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5625

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

AA started DFW-LGW on a 747-100 in 1982, when it took over the route authority from the demise of Braniff. The equipment changed to a DC-10-30 in 1984 when the 747 classics were traded for DC-10-30s from Pan Am, who in turn inherited them from the National merger. DFW-FRA and DFW-ORY were added in 1...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29969

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

USAirALB wrote:
I would expect routes such as CLT-CDG/FCO, MIA-MXP to come back fairly quickly once international travel largely resumes. I also wouldn't be surprised to see LAX-GRU resume as well, given that it is a relatively large local market.


From what I’ve heard, GRU was bleeding cash out of LAX.

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by NYCAAer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201911

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I imagine in the very, very long term, 2022-23 frame, some of this stuff will come back when demand recovers. Charlotte-Paris and Miami-Milan for example are no brainers to return down the line when leisure demand recovers. I bet those are the first two to come back. There is also some strategy to ...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29969

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

CLT-FCO and PHL-BUD are the two main cuts that don't make sense to me, but other than that I get it. Seasonal summer flying with little premium demand on both routes. Agreed but CLT-FCO fills the demand in the summer without any issues and makes money. It isn't as if they are selling all the seats ...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29969

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Nicknuzzii wrote:
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NYCAAer wrote:
alasizon wrote:
CLT-FCO and PHL-BUD are the two main cuts that don't make sense to me, but other than that I get it.


Seasonal summer flying with little premium demand on both routes.


There was no premium demand before so what’s the difference now? Lol.


The company is in cash conservation mode. Big difference.

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by NYCAAer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201911

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I imagine in the very, very long term, 2022-23 frame, some of this stuff will come back when demand recovers. Charlotte-Paris and Miami-Milan for example are no brainers to return down the line when leisure demand recovers. I bet those are the first two to come back. There is also some strategy to ...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29969

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

alasizon wrote:
CLT-FCO and PHL-BUD are the two main cuts that don't make sense to me, but other than that I get it.


Seasonal summer flying with little premium demand on both routes.

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by NYCAAer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29969

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Ishrion wrote:
Just gonna point this out I guess.

Not a single long-haul route out of JFK was cut :spin:


Yes, contrary to popular belief, what little was left at JFK were cash cows on the 777.

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by NYCAAer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201911

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA has an international route announcement coming out soon to announce routes that will not be returning next year. Based on this announcement, you should see changes domestically to coincide. https://viewfromthewing.com/american-airlines-planning-international-route-announcement/?utm_source=Boardi...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201911

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Welp the thread got deleted twice, so I'll try and post it here. I thought I cleared up the issues the first time but alas: -Break even load factor is 25% at $35 fuel, got as low as 9% (given CARES act grant & other cost cutting measures) The question becomes what happens on Oct 1 when CARES ac...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 179
Views: 33646

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

wernerga3 wrote:
Has anyone found an image of the original interior other than that one from the brochure? I reached out to the CR Smith Museum, but the guy that handles this stuff really could care less so I got nowhere with them quickly.


That’s pretty much AA in everything they do since the merger.

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10155

Re: AA early 747 question

I've seen a bunch of pictures of these amazing looking coach lounges on AA widebodies from the early 1970s. My question is how did they work? Did you need to pay an extra fee to access them? The lounge looks a lot more comfortable than coach class seating; if anyone from coach class could sit there...

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by NYCAAer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

If you never get through, it’s an extreme thing to do, but you could contact the Attorney General of the state where you reside. My problem was apples compared to oranges in your case, but my gym was charging me my monthly dues even though it’s been closed for 3 months, as they were with other membe...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19255

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

I am not buying the rumor about Anderson, and furthermore to the point, as much as the employees would like to see Parker replaced, Anderson would not go over well. American Airlines currently is run at least in the Mid-Upper management areas by a bunch of Northwest airlines alumni. (Many of whom w...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19255

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

Anything that replaces the dumpster fire that is DOUGIE is a good thing. I'm still in the BBB camp (bring bob back). You and me both! The best CEO American ever had, along with Mr. C.R., of course. All of AA’s strengths here in 2020 are the result of his tenure- AAdvantage (although the program is ...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6759

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

It is nice to see Donna Paladini continue her management strength and leadership background in airport operations. A LUS Manager, I had the pleasure to work with Donna, and was very impressed with her leadership style. Employee and customer focused she lead by example and managed a diverse and dema...

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by NYCAAer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6759

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

Seems like there’s still a lot of extra fat at Versailles, I mean Skyview Drive, the shimmering palace built by Dougie.

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by NYCAAer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4851

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

I thought JetBlue already had CCTVs on all its aircraft to monitor the cabin. It used to be in the press releases years ago after 9/11 because security was on everyone’s mind when flying back then. And if I’m not mistaken, I believe AA has them in the forward galley of the 787s.

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by NYCAAer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10469

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

jetawayusa wrote:
the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own airline?


I thought the same thing. I’m sure he’s not in the good graces of the mechanics after he stalled on giving them a contract for over 6 1/2 years.

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by NYCAAer
Sun May 31, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10128

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

I won’t miss them! Horrible on transatlantic. Hardly. They were one of the best things on the TATL: quick on, quick off. Perhaps, but the poster was giving their opinion as a crew member, not as a passenger. Such can make quite a difference. I was giving my opinion of the 757 as a crew member. Tiny...

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by NYCAAer
Sat May 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10128

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

They’re gone forever. I’m a flight attendant and the aircraft was removed from our annual recurrent training. To be honest, I won’t miss them! Horrible on transatlantic.

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