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by ripcordd
Thu May 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13543

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

Will Doug Parker sign up to this? Not at all, Parker is very smart and has done a great job. Remember AA was on track to liquidate in 2011 before he led the US/HP purchase of AA. WOW US need a date to the prom bad otherwise they might not be around. AA was no where close 2011 to liquidate in fact t...

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by ripcordd
Wed May 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39403

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

United took government cheese and part of that was to keep employees on the clock and not violate their contract. United tried and now backed off in trying to make everyone PT it did take a lawsuit for them to stop but they tried. So while we all know their will be a layoff unless government cheese ...

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by ripcordd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 33350

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I can see ICN/HNL couple times a week and AMS summer happing within 2 years

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by ripcordd
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 12691

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

If AA could have another 100-150 gates then PHX would close but until then it will be a hub and LAX will serve the most profitable O/D routes

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by ripcordd
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96833

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

AUS from what I hear is a very good performer for JFK on AA

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by ripcordd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 174
Views: 29219

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

AA is not canceling LAX-SYD QF reduced theirs so AA would start theirs.....If anything it will go back to 77w

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by ripcordd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 174
Views: 29219

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Well JV will help they went from 77W to a 789 on SYD and AKL went to seasonal with JV we should see SYD go back to a 77W and AKL will go back year round maybe a AA dfw flight added

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by ripcordd
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 16108

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

TTailedTiger wrote:
AA would have to practically give the seats away for me to even consider them. A nice LH A350 vs a clapped out LUS A333. Not a difficult choice.

People here are very minority the majority of the flying public are lucky to know they are flying on a plane let alone who and what kind

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by ripcordd
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.
Replies: 18
Views: 2845

Re: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.

This is what happens when you have a bi-polar airline one trying to be the best while at the same time trying to be a ulcc

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by ripcordd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doug Parker over Thomas Horton over at AA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4393

Re: Why Doug Parker over Thomas Horton over at AA?

AA Unions had sever distrust for AA management team and rightfully so, when Arpey refused to take AA to BK as he saw the turn around coming and felt they owed the employees their pensions AA's board disagreed with him and brought Horton in only to file for BK. This is caused distrust once again with...

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by ripcordd
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 19096

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

2nd seat for 50% lots of people would do that just not to have to sit next someone

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by ripcordd
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD
Replies: 37
Views: 8730

Re: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD

Always if you nap let your leg hanging out the door

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by ripcordd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD
Replies: 37
Views: 8730

Re: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD

It was Saturday morning sounds like he was still hung over from Friday and not drinking at 5am on the job either way what a bonehead

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by ripcordd
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 14059

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

AA went to BK to shed pension it was costing them around 1 Billion extra vs DL/UA/US that's a lot to make up. They went in with lots of cash and with they would have never been forced to liquidate they used BK as tool that's it. While AA should have done it in 2003 they waited too long and Arpey saw...

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by ripcordd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 14059

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

it didn't help that the employees are suing over the reaction to the uniforms.....Also Kirby going to UA was the thinking that after DP ISOM will continue the HP way

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by ripcordd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 14059

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Take care of your employees and they will go above and behind for the customer. AA employees took pay cuts from 2003 thru 2015 they were lied to and taken advantage of from CEOS Carty/Horton so much so they saw DP as the CEO with a cape on he promised the world and he has failed to live up to those ...

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by ripcordd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 17778

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

They are turning this into 2 Airlines one they will take care of the most valued flyers 5-10% maybe and then the other 90% treat them like ryan....Look at DL expanding seatback TV's, staying 9 across on 777. It's time for the Dougie show to go.....Instead of buying back shares they should have paid ...

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by ripcordd
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 7402

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

Rdh3e wrote:
I know Kirby left, but are there any brains left at AA HQ?

no they all left AA to post on airliners

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by ripcordd
Fri May 25, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 136722

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

No A350 for AA and with costs rising they are looking at reducing fleet type faster than they had planned before. So you will see 330s go quicker.

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by ripcordd
Fri May 25, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 77
Views: 8428

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

When all restrictions are lifted CUBA-USA will be a boom until then they will strugle

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by ripcordd
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 160
Views: 41171

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

This really has nothing to do A vs B there isn't much a 350 can do that their current fleet can't. Its comes to money, operating efficiency, pilots. I bet they have no penalty to pay if they cancel the 350 esp if they convert it to 321. They got such a good deal on their current of 321's that if som...

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by ripcordd
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 11494

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

77W will be a 5 class plane F/J/PE/E+/Y all other wide bodies will be 4 class J/PE/E+/Y. I suspect over time that PE will morph into J class just like J morphed into F

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by ripcordd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 160
Views: 41171

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

AA takes about the 190 as an oddball fleet too little of them so either AA will need to have around 50 A350 or none at all same with the A330 having only 25 in a huge fleet causes problems

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by ripcordd
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 160
Views: 41171

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

330 will go as well when the time is up and the 787 will replace them....I don't see a A330NEO I just see 787/777 for long haul very simple very flexible

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by ripcordd
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 160
Views: 41171

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

I doubt they will have to pay anything to cancel they got a great deal on 321/319 so much so if someone buys them cheaper they get money back. My feeling is that they will stick with the 787/777 for long haul they want to keep it simply

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by ripcordd
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 15741

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

AA in ORD is focused on O/D Last I say they had like 60-70% O/D and UA had 40%. I see AA uses ORD differently than UA that's all. I know Parker said that ORD will make money and they will trim some money losers that's it.

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by ripcordd
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8838

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

why is it the 77W and not the 773?

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by ripcordd
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9489

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

If these actions are false and AA caves in and offers something to make them happy you will see DL/UA/SW next

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by ripcordd
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9489

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

There are 3 sides to every story yours mine and the truth....I have a feeling AA will be throwing some free flights at them to shut them and this just creates bigger problems just like the DAO effect rewarding people for bad behavior. And with the capt inserting himself in the argument with the pass...

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by ripcordd
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 19761

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Well when this happened they were called the DOA Department of Aviation Police Semi-Quasi Police force all went thru CPD training academy. They were glorified security guards well turns out they used Police and they were not so they are now called Security...CPD should have been called and they shou...

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by ripcordd
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 23069

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

It was the LOADER that caught fire which caught the CARGO on it on fire.....Not in the hold not cause of the cargo.....

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by ripcordd
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Wide-body Basing Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 5764

Re: AA's Wide-body Basing Plan

I don't see them only putting 16F and no J on on JFK-LAX Routes....

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by ripcordd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 38042

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

AA Widebody fleet keeping it simple saves $$$ 787-777 btwn the 2 of them and their sub models there is no need for 330 or 350...

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by ripcordd
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 5067

Re: When will SAT have its day?

Money is in AUS also BA just said they will fly the 747 in Spring & Summer 18

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by ripcordd
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?
Replies: 24
Views: 6538

Re: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?

#1 AA was more stable than all others who filed BK at that time, #2 There was a supposedly Shaared Pain and Shaared Gain where everyone took cuts to keep the airline going ( turned out Carty gave out golden parachutes to ex's, employees suffered while ex's made a lot of money which led to the exit f...

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by ripcordd
Sun May 14, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 7377

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

They could use the 321T on it there is demand but just for 1 flight the 77W should stay with HKG & LHR being 77W out of LAX.....

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by ripcordd
Fri May 12, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 10797

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Pretty soon with all this BS you will start to see a malpractice lawyer fee on each and every ticket

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by ripcordd
Fri May 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 10797

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Complete BS it was a an equipment change to plane with a smaller F cabin. Im sure airlines have a set protocol way of dealing with this as this isn't the first time this has happen nor will it be the last. I'm sure it looks at people who paid the most, those with the highest status, those on upgrade...

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by ripcordd
Wed May 03, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 33591

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

The problem is the average customer only fly's AA once a year at most so they really don't care about someone who goes out their way to fly them they are going for that customer that looks at the cheapest airfare and that's it. Most of their elites will have Y+ or F seats. I hope UA & DL take th...

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by ripcordd
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 13433

Re: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes

I don't see dfw-lih loaded but I think the runway would be to short but I'm not 100% correct...But if it is 6 daily dfw-hawaii flights is crazy and yet ORD can get a non stop to HNL a couple days a week?

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by ripcordd
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?
Replies: 43
Views: 9915

Re: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?

Starting and stopping the routes will end up costing more $$$ than sucking it up and keep flying the route while they re-file with a admin that seems to be more business friendly. With that being said I can see SYD going to a 789 5x a week and akl going 3x a week if they don't get it approved.

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by ripcordd
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 13061

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

Reminds me of the old days of Delta and Eastern at ATL or American and Braniff at DFW. As well as American (=winner) and Delta (=loser) at DFW. Also, Lufthansa kicked Delta out of FRA. Continental at one time had to surrender DEN to United. Under somewhat different circumstances American had been p...

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by ripcordd
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA opt of split-scimitars on its 737 fleet?
Replies: 30
Views: 8158

Re: Why did AA opt of split-scimitars on its 737 fleet?

Cause they are waiting for the next new winglet to hit the market

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by ripcordd
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about PHX and AA
Replies: 52
Views: 7492

Re: Question about PHX and AA

PHX is being right sized serving low yield markets where they don't have room for at LAX until they are able to add 20-30 more gates at LAX PHX will remain an vital hub

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by ripcordd
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???
Replies: 58
Views: 7877

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???

The big people who pay for 2 seats should start demanding a bigger lav for their big ass...

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by ripcordd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to launch ORD-ICN
Replies: 30
Views: 5391

Re: American Airlines to launch ORD-ICN

I know they connect a lot of people on a daily basis from AA at ord to KE but they said the same thing when they started DFW-ICN how could they go against KE and they did and KE reduced service

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by ripcordd
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big AA schedule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 10246

Re: Big AA schedule changes

Only way PHX will be de-hubbed if they were to add about 50 gates at LAX

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by ripcordd
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Food Options: Getting too High-End, too Expensive
Replies: 61
Views: 8413

Re: Airport Food Options: Getting too High-End, too Expensive

I think a lot depends on what the airport charges for rent in which the places charge for food. I would assume airports are charging 5x the rent that would pay outside the airport which means they need to charge 5 x as much for the food.

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by ripcordd
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will The Last AA MD-80 Routes Be?
Replies: 51
Views: 10973

Re: What Will The Last AA MD-80 Routes Be?

either way I hope the next gen of mid size jets will take into count of a 2-3 layout nothing beats it

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