The only widebody quads I've ever been on have been the 742 and 744. I know that someday, sooner than we might expect, these will just be a note in the history books. Therefore, I'd like to do a trip to ride on whats out there. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to best do this? I'd like the trip...Jump to post
Could we see a big AA expansion in S America once the A321XLR arrives? Additional secondary cities from MIA and DFW and maybe some major cities from CLT?Jump to post
CLT seems to really struggle with secondary destinations West of the Rockies. US/AA tried CLT-TUS twice, once immediately after the HP merger, which lasted roughly a year or so. They brought it back again last year and it lasted a similar duration. Loads were great IIRC, but I think yields were ter...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
FlightLevel360 wrote:Well, the CS100 is flying JFK-SLC, which is a legacy 737-900ER route.
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?Jump to post
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- ...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
VS11 wrote:Any reason why the Pilatus PC-12 was excluded? It can get up to 9 pax.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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 ...Jump to post
Does anyone have a diagram / map of the terminal being built and where its located on the airport?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post