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by mikejepp
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS - MAX and NEO
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: AS - MAX and NEO

Any chance AS could do a swap with another airline that also operates A320 and 737s?

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by mikejepp
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 353
Views: 68070

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Is there any chance that Boeing could buy out another "new" design available and make it into their new single aisle aircraft? One would think that would be much cheaper than a cleansheet design. For example, could the E195E2 get a new fuselage to be 6 across? Or even partner to license bu...

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by mikejepp
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22010

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

Well, the CS100 is flying JFK-SLC, which is a legacy 737-900ER route. No its not, Delta does not operate any CS100. [photoid]https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Delta%27s_Airbus_A220_(43954689304).jpg[/photoid] Or so you thought... Maybe you have been living under a rock for a few months now. G...

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by mikejepp
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22010

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

FlightLevel360 wrote:
Well, the CS100 is flying JFK-SLC, which is a legacy 737-900ER route.


No its not, Delta does not operate any CS100.

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by mikejepp
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 42039

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

Rumor has it there with be an A380 charter into CLT in a few weeks for the Arsenal vs Fiorentina game. Anyone have any details?

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by mikejepp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53112

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

I hope the A321XLR is utilized for the thin MIA-South America routes that recently got 737MAX'ed...it sounds like a much better plane for these routes. Adam Thusfar, there's been no mention on anyone's part of MIA being one of the bases. My intel was JFK/PHL bases, and then today the -possibility- ...

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by mikejepp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53112

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

This article suggests a breakdown of the order: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/american-airlines-order-50-airbus-113830124.html "The source said 30 of the planes would be converted from an existing order for another model, and the remaining 20 involved the exercise of options" Logically, ...

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by mikejepp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 69157

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

If this plane will fly 8+ hour flights, one would assume it needs provisions for augmented crews / crew rest. Anyone know anything about the plan for that? Will it have some kind of bunk or something?

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6828

Re: AA Upgrades DFW-Key West to A319

Interesting, now that AA mainline is flying there, could we see a similar upgauge from CLT?

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by mikejepp
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-KEF on AA for 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3056

Re: DFW-KEF on AA for 2020

With the retirements of the 757 fleet and decreased competition/demand, any chance this could be moved to one of the east coast hubs and flown by an A321neo?

PHL seems most obvious, but I suppose JFK, ORD, and CLT are options also.

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by mikejepp
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 79
Views: 8008

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

VS11 wrote:
Any reason why the Pilatus PC-12 was excluded? It can get up to 9 pax.


Or King Air 350...

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by mikejepp
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53112

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

A 2002-built 757 is always viewed as old/aging on this site, whereas a similar-aged 777, A330, 738, or A320 is never referred to as such. Oh well - more material for beer cans, and it will be interesting to see if it is the XLR, what design changes A made (1988 wing or fuel tank optimization :scrat...

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by mikejepp
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.
Replies: 13
Views: 3246

Re: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.

realistically, no-one else needs Roc, right? On paper, it appears to have an even greater maximum payload figure than the An-225...No idea about the comparison of payload-range scope, though. Considering if it could carry a greatly-oversized piece of cargo compared to the 225, perhaps an oversized ...

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by mikejepp
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53112

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Is there any chance this could be a response to Jetblue starting Europe flights? Could we see AA flying any BOS-Europe routes with them?

Also, is CLT-Europe doable with an A321LR? If so, what potential markets could there be? Maybe... LIS, MAN, AMS, KEF? Some South America?

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by mikejepp
Mon May 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18041

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Heres what I don't get about this.... If a plane is designed to fly with one pilot, it has to be designed to fly with none. Because that pilot "system" has too high of a failure rate to operate without a backup. And if a plane can fly with none, why would it be designed to fly with one? An...

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by mikejepp
Mon May 20, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9620

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

I've always thought it made more sense to build a new, cheaper, terminal for airlines other an AA on the east side of the airport (either to the east of 35R or between the runways. These airlines do not need to be involved or in the middle of all the infrastructure that the hub needs or be in a term...

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by mikejepp
Mon May 20, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10857

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

The entire RJ market segment was based on the availability of cheap labor and outsourcing. Fast forward two decades and it has caught up with itself, word got out about how much people were being taken advantage of and that cheap labor pool dried up. It was a temporary unbalance in supply and deman...

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by mikejepp
Mon May 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10857

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

The entire RJ market segment was based on the availability of cheap labor and outsourcing. Fast forward two decades and it has caught up with itself, word got out about how much people were being taken advantage of and that cheap labor pool dried up. It was a temporary unbalance in supply and demand...

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by mikejepp
Fri May 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool Pilots video
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Cool Pilots video

Watch out, you're not allowed to say anything good about pilots on this website.

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by mikejepp
Wed May 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 42039

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

Arsenal vs AS Roma will occur in CLT in July.

There are *rumors* an A380 may be involved. Anyone have details?

Any idea of what other aircraft could be coming to CLT for this?

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by mikejepp
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 5926

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone have, or know of, a pic of the FedEx ramp in GSO full of airplanes?

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by mikejepp
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the Philippines will it happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 6919

Re: AA and the Philippines will it happen?

Regarding the link, did Casablanca get announced??

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by mikejepp
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX7
Replies: 21
Views: 4750

Re: 737 MAX7

I think the problem with the -MAX7 is that it has way too much capability built into an airframe that can't really haul a lot of people. Theres no way a MAX7 can compete on short routes against something like the A220 or E190E2. I wonder how easily Boeing could make a "MAX 5".... take the ...

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by mikejepp
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Mobile, AL Airport Just Two Months from Open
Replies: 15
Views: 3375

Re: New Mobile, AL Airport Just Two Months from Open

Does anyone have a diagram / map of the terminal being built and where its located on the airport?

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by mikejepp
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 25011

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

This was the point I was trying to make. MIA to Africa doesn't appear to me to make any more sense than any other east coast hub. It's not closer and it doesn't have a large African population. The idea that local markets would support the flight seems untenable to me. It's a two part equation thou...

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by mikejepp
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119207

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Is it feasible that we could, in maybe 10 years, see AA with the following as a greatly simplified fleet? A320 (319, 321, 321neo) B737 (-800, -8Max) B777 (-300ER) B787 (-8, -9) No more 190, S80, 757, 767, 772, 320, 330. I guess its possible that we could see new additions in that time frame? A220, N...

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by mikejepp
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11373

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

Its strange. Looks like the longest civilian runway in the Carolinas is the (fairly) new 11500ft runway at Kinston. If Kinston, of all places, can get an 11500ft runway, you'd think CLT or RDU would be able to... Kinston is a former military field - US Navy in WWII then the USAF in the 1950s. Their...

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by mikejepp
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11373

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

So if I’m understanding this, both CLT and RDU’s proposals to build a new 12,000 foot and 11,500 foot runway respectively have been shortened/modified? Why? Its strange. Looks like the longest civilian runway in the Carolinas is the (fairly) new 11500ft runway at Kinston. If Kinston, of all places,...

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by mikejepp
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11373

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

I'm not sure we're looking at this the right way. A 787 going to Asia might only need 10000ft, but what would an A321neo going to Europe from CLT need?

Peak Europe flying means full planes during the summer departing during the hottest part of the mid-afternoon. 95F+ and every seat taken.

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by mikejepp
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11373

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway canceled

compensateme wrote:
Misleading thread title; they didn’t cancel the runway, but rather shortened its planned length.


Sorry, didn't mean to be. Changed it.

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by mikejepp
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11373

CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

Looks like the FAA has determined that the long planned 12000ft runway for CLT is not necessary and they will instead proceed with a new 10000ft runway (equal to the current longest runway). https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/27/2019-03434/notice-of-cancellation-of-environmental-impac...

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by mikejepp
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 planning
Replies: 18
Views: 4005

Re: AA 787 planning

So with 787s going to PHL then MIA, is it logical to assume that CLT could become the last A330 holdout and maybe not recieve 787s until a number of years from now?

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by mikejepp
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of all airliners
Replies: 1
Views: 619

List of all airliners

Though this may be easy for some of you, help the rest of us out. Can anyone produce a list of all airliner types worldwide (and their various versions), worldwide, that are of the following... - Not yet in production/deliveries but available for purchase (such as 777-9X, C929) - In production and a...

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by mikejepp
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines adds CLT
Replies: 47
Views: 5140

Re: Spirit Airlines adds CLT

Surprised they went with CLT instead of setting up shop at Concord, NC / JQF.

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by mikejepp
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 5926

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know what the peak departures in GSO were versus how many are today? Seems like back in the 90s, it had 50-75 mainline departures a day. 727s, 737s, DC-9s, F100s mostly. Anything major happening in the future of the airport expected? Seems like FedEx is increasing, HAECO/TIMCO is growing...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12410

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

Hello All, First off I would like to see United add more flights into CLT but with the presences of AA its just not going to happen, that being said in terms of whats currently going on at the old concourse A is the entire north side of the concourse is closed Delta is using the entire south side, ...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 18412

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there anything noteworthy going on these days at any of the other main Denver airports? APA BJC FTG?

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by mikejepp
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12410

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

After the Concourse A expansion is complete, Concourse A will consist of four separate parts: Gates A1-A13: The "old" concourse A that housed OALs. Currently only houses DL. AA will eventually take over this concourse in its entirety. Phase I: Gates A21-29: Just opened this past summer, c...

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by mikejepp
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 106
Views: 15644

Re: 787 family future prospects

How about AA adding even more? They seem happy with the 787 and have made it a goal of simplifying their fleet. Their current orders do not allow them to fully retire their 772 and 330 fleets. They have 95 A332, A333, B763, and B772 with only 49 B788/B789 on order. Also, could we see them ordering t...

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by mikejepp
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fully Loaded Airliners
Replies: 13
Views: 2521

Re: Fully Loaded Airliners

Though I don't have an answer for your question (and I'd like to know if there are any, too!).... fun fact.... At the other end of the scale, the lighter MTOW A330-200s (such as the 233T ones), with standard furnishings and max fuel load are usually right about at MTOW.... they can carry roughly 0 p...

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by mikejepp
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

As well as the 7 am departure out of ORD. I think the DFW-ORD 788 flights is year round (albeit 1x/day), at least through March (haven't had to check beyond that as I'm heading to Chicago in early March). It looks like they will be sending one 789 between ORD and DFW as well. Then theres this.... h...

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by mikejepp
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 148
Views: 22478

Re: Moxy's hubs?

How about GSO? It has a big empty terminal, (small) hub history, and good location...

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by mikejepp
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Any idea when we'll see the first A321neo flights to Hawaii?

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by mikejepp
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13940

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

I personally think the passenger variant of the B-36, the C-99, was pretty neat. Too bad it never amounted to anything....

Image

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by mikejepp
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 5318

Re: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018

Any last commercial pax flights of aircraft types this year?

We had the last 747 scheduled pax flights by US carriers this year.

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by mikejepp
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 39
Views: 9221

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/2018/1 ... vys-n.html

-Rowen


Thanks! Any idea when we will see it fully painted with engines? First flight?
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res77W wrote:
mikejepp wrote:
Are there any photos of the first AA A321neo yet?


https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/2018/1 ... vys-n.html

-Rowen


Thanks! Any idea when we will see it fully painted with engines? First flight?

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by mikejepp
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 39
Views: 9221

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

Are there any photos of the first AA A321neo yet?

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by mikejepp
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 13432

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

How about a one-stop to NRT via ANC with an AA A321neo? Would allow them to serve the market and also the additional MIA-ANC and ANC-NRT markets.

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by mikejepp
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 17520

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

I'm surprised we're not talking more about the 787-8 to ANC. That's a lot of seats up north, and DFW is located pretty far south, in the contiguous US. What I mean is, if one were traveling from IND to ANC, would one rather go IND-DFW-ANC on AA or IND-MSP-ANC on Delta (or a similar itinerary throug...

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by mikejepp
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130909

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

When we will see the first AA 321neo roll out of the factory and be painted?

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