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by AEROFAN
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 694
Views: 62291

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Service standards have improved? Say what? When was this improvement and improved from what level? I had the unfortunate opportunity to fly LIAT from Barbados to St. Vincent in 2017. I have never experienced something like that before. Let's just say that when I returned to NYC a week later, I imme...

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by AEROFAN
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 694
Views: 62291

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://268today.com/business/liat-shareholders-reach-agreement-to-sell-3-planes-airline-could-fly-again-in-90-days/ "... Even though their service standards have improved their image from times past still dominates..." . Service standards have improved? Say what? When was this improvemen...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 97
Views: 10922

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

Generally, the credit card companies are who are regulating when the airline gets payment. If the credit card company thinks there is risk that the seller (airline) may not deliver, they will hold higher reserves (as high as 100%) until the flight date. I think the big airlines have largely been ab...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14250

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

It is fascinating how many people make remarks about others not doing any work or don't know what position x does.

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers

santi319 wrote:
Plot twist, going to Walmart is no different than flying on an airplane when it comes to exposure...


Really? Which Walmart do you visit that have you sitting next to someone for hours breathing recycled air for hours?

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by AEROFAN
Fri May 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60901

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

ScottB wrote:
Waterbomber2 wrote:
The A380 was a symbol of what a united Europe could achieve -- the world's largest passenger airliner, a new Queen of the Skies. .


Waste of time and money. Money would have been better spent on developing a workable Concorde v2

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by AEROFAN
Sat May 16, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11527

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

exFWAOONW wrote:
Things will bounce back eventually. I know they want to stop the bleeding, but this seems like overkill for a short term issue. Were they bloated and needed to shrink before and the downturn is a convenient excuse?


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by AEROFAN
Thu May 14, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41533

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

This has to stop, these predictions and guessing games need to stop. I hate this guessing game by people here on a.net of which airlines might go under or the predictions from these “experts” such as the Boeing CEO. As an employee of one of the major US airlines, I would hate to see any of these ai...

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by AEROFAN
Thu May 07, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18874

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

Double Daily DFW-DOH between the two carriers wouldn't shock me either. Who in their right mind would fly AA over QR on any flight to DOH? [url][/url] People who are looking for the cheapest option. Still shouldn't fly AA's metal. Just purchase the cheaper fare option on AA and make sure to select ...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces wider Q1 loss, cuts 787/777 production and workforce
Replies: 38
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing announces wider Q1 loss, cuts 787/777 production and workforce

morrisond wrote:
A couple of funny things in the quarterly report - an $827 Million pre-tax charge on KC-46 and an $862 Million Income tax recovery.

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$1B of income tax recovery? How? I don't understand this.

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by AEROFAN
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18151

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

This is the kind of BS that happens when the govt begins choosing which stations you must fly to. Hello 1977. New B6 routes: Chicago – Minneapolis/St. Paul Denver – Albuquerque New Orleans – Houston Las Vegas – San Diego Seattle – Portland, OR Long Beach – Palm Springs Salt Lake City – Bozeman Denv...

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by AEROFAN
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9339

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

This reminds me of Pan Am and it's piano lounges when the first B747 rolled out. Social distancing on airlines is not a viable business model and will not last long and makes no sense. You are trapped in an enclosed tube and unless air that people breathe in is perfect clean and not shared, what's t...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11494

Re: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

Don't see how this can be a viable business model for any airline. If implemented, it won't be implemented for long. As a traveller, I would be more concerned about breathing stale recycled air in an enclosed space filled with strangers rather that who is sitting right next to me.

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by AEROFAN
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1870
Views: 323153

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

And once this treatment is announced it will be back to business as people will think it is contained and believe even more that it's just another flu. Once this happens I am confident that people who have been cooped up for two months will hit the road with a vengeance. Airlines just need to hold ...

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by AEROFAN
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 76
Views: 20028

Re: Spirit Airlines (SAVE) is worth a look during market crisis, despite risks

I am going to go against the grain here. From looking at beaches in Florida, it looks like Spirit customers will be the most eager to travel :duck: Millions of people out of work and unable to pay mortgage or rent would indicate that there's not going to be much demand for leisure travel. Those mil...

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by AEROFAN
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8651

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

America's Railroad is also requesting it's employees to do the same. This seems to be one way of getting around no lay offs as mandated by the Act.

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by AEROFAN
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1870
Views: 323153

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This doom and gloom and panic and sky is falling is overblown and not proportional to reality. Once a vaccine comes out in a few months, businesses will re open and new opportunities will arise. Quick history lesson: The quickest vaccine ever to be developed was the mumps vaccine. Development time:...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1870
Views: 323153

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This doom and gloom and panic and sky is falling is overblown and not proportional to reality. Once a vaccine comes out in a few months, businesses will re open and new opportunities will arise; production engines will ramp up and this too will be just a memory. The flying public will return and peo...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162368

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

However, wearing my CORSIA hat, legacies = less competition = higher prices = good for the planet. Also: less competition = higher profits = good for shareholders And: higher prices = higher wages = good for employees Further: higher prices = less passengers = less flights = less need for new runwa...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162368

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think this deserves its own discussion away from the general thread. Large VS suppliers such as Airbus & Tolls Royce have written to the UK government. Will the UK Govt support VS? Or will this lead to issues with the rest of the industry? Is the solution consolidation into ‘UK Airlines’ with...

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by AEROFAN
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11135

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

A better question would be are we going to see the fuel surcharge removed.

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by AEROFAN
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336495

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

alasizon wrote:
AEROFAN wrote:
Why is Qantas still pricing a seat in J for two weeks in May at $14,700?


Their revenue management software likely is pricing anything more than 30 or 45 days out as "normal".


Ah IC. Thanks.

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by AEROFAN
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336495

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Why is Qantas still pricing a seat in J for two weeks in May at $14,700? They figured if you are planning to fly in 2 weeks there must be a very strong reason and you must go, which means you are not sensitive to price at all and willing to pay whatever they want to charge you. Plus you only have f...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336495

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Why is Qantas still pricing a seat in J for two weeks in May at $14,700?

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by AEROFAN
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC
Replies: 41
Views: 7682

Re: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC

SWADawg wrote:
Earthquakes, Plagues, what else is left at this point, pestilence?

Yes, then famine :D

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by AEROFAN
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27805

Re: Lufthansa High Bridgetown frequency 3/16-3/17

Let's have some pics please

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by AEROFAN
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336495

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I had to come out to Chicago for some personal work from LAX and I'm seeing fares as low as $65 on United one way, last minute. Booked my return earlier tonight...its $65 on basic economy but still. Yup fares are creating. been doing a project in Toronto, my normal EWR-YYZ-EWR fare is around $450-5...

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by AEROFAN
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33089

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

If the claims they've lost 80% of capacity are true, and it goes on for a certain amount of time, I can definitely see it as a possibility. And yet they have not reduced their prices. Econ 101 states that as demand falls prices should fall - this ain't happening. It is happening in the stock market...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13470

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

The hysteria will soon abate and travel will bounce back.

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by AEROFAN
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22298

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Exactly one of the reasons why I choose to fly as little as possible; and when I do so, I ensure I fly in business at a minimum. I refuse to deal with the great unwashed and their nonsense.

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by AEROFAN
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37927

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Arion640 wrote:
Capetown, Tokyo, Vancouver, Toronto or Chicago are the obvious ones that spring to mind.

Could just be more routes from MAN though.


Chicago and Toronto again? I don't think so. Would that be tenth time the charm?

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by AEROFAN
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20781

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

I do not like the blocking of the windows.
What's the recline of these seats?

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by AEROFAN
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12148

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

In such a situation, do the orders previously placed become null and void? Do they have to put out a new RFP for aircraft?

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by AEROFAN
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8361

Re: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight

Squeezix wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
What possible statement could he be making


“Are you my mummy?”


:D I see what you did there... :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:

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by AEROFAN
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to start ATH - ORD
Replies: 29
Views: 4992

Re: Emirates wants to start ATH - ORD

I hope Emirates gets turned down.

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by AEROFAN
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20781

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Do these seats recline? Blocking of window is a big no!

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 694
Views: 62291

Re: Carribbean Aviation Thread 2020

Caribbean 484 - it's useless trying to use reason and logic as clearly only the blue lens is working. It is obvious the FLL has underperformed for B6 whether some will admit it or not. If B6 has such a cost advantage why then is it that they have performed so poorly in FLL to the extent that they h...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 694
Views: 62291

Re: Carribbean Aviation Thread 2020

I have no idea what you are saying. The question is how they are maintaining these routes. And the answer is that at 3x weekly, it's sustainable for them. There is plenty of routes in their network that went down to 3x weekly and then back up to daily. A lot of these routes are just waiting for A22...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 10228

Re: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways

There is just no winning with some of you airline folks. When there are stories about large people flying in economy, some of you state they should buy two seats or fly business or first. Here are two large people flying business and some of you are now stating they should fly economy so that the . ...

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by AEROFAN
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56616

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

i have always wondered, why does fuel have to be dumped before landing?

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by AEROFAN
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar random fleet assignment
Replies: 22
Views: 4434

Re: Qatar random fleet assignment

When you like at QR and the way they assign fleets it looks to me that they are not very structured. The assigned fleet for a route can change by the day, LGW has been served by 787 going upto 777, LHR gets a mix of 380, 350 and the triple. Just seen today that Vienna flew with a 320 instead of the...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13222

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

Say what? I guess you've not been to Farragut North at 5:15 pm. It's commuting time for the financial district area of the city. And people are commuting from the city to return to their homes in suburbia. Any city, small or large will have a crux of bodies at certain times of the day at certain lo...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13222

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

I'd like to know where you went in the DC region that wasn't crowded. It's getting built up more and more every year. As someone who lives in DC, the only time it is crowded is the metro station just after a baseball or hockey game. Say what? I guess you've not been to Farragut North at 5:15 pm. It...

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by AEROFAN
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13222

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

For me is no surprise as Washington DC and surroundings are the among the most amazing regions I've visited in US. Plenty of history and indoor/outdoor activities without the crowds of NY, LA, Vegas, Chicago, etc I'd skip any other place in US (Except San Francisco, sorry) to visit DC again. Just l...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34311

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Did AA trademark the name? If it didn't, its claim worth as much as its "flagship "business class" product. i.e its CRAP!

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by AEROFAN
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 61154

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

I sometimes question B6's profitability into BGI. I've been on one of those 3 daily JFK runs and it was barely half full, and that was an A321. The fares though are sometimes phenomenal, which encourages travel, but how much money are they making. Either the BGI govt is paying B6 some coin, or some...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 61154

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

AA doesn’t have a daily JFK-GND flight; B6 does. AA flies daily from MIA and weekly from CLT to GND. Furthermore, no airline other than B6 has been able to make NYC-BGI work. AA dropped JFK. UA and DL have both shied away from serving it from EWR and JFK respectively while other smaller islands do ...

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