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by usflyer msp
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 40
Views: 4949

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? From the rumour circling around since last year (2019), AA moves to T5 was long planned. I'd say this is permanent. I suspect as well. I think that is why the LHR Flagship Lounge project got canned many months ago. You w...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

n9801f wrote:
Boof02671 not 100%.

Typically stockholders are wiped out.

But not in the recent AA bankruptcy.

AA was highly unusual.


They AA shareholders went from owning 100% to owning 3% - that is for all intents and purposes wiped out.

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

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 usflyer msp
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1136
Views: 122171

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

wedgetail737 wrote:
I wonder if AS will have to give up some of their current international alliances like SQ, FI and EK when they join OneWorld.


Probably not. OW is quite liberal about allowing extra-alliance partnerships. See QF/EK, JL/AY/SU, CX/LH/AC for examples.

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

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

American couldn't make ORD work to Asia. I would have to bet that they have much more connecting passenger traffic there compared to Alaska in Seattle. The big difference is that no one in the Pacific Northwest will want to connect backwards to ORD or DFW. Is Seattle that large with local demand an...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

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

CLT and LAX look like the big losers here. PHL and DFW made our pretty well. Chicago too. Chicago has been on an int'l backward spiral for a decade now. It's pretty much LHR and a few Mexico and Caribbean routes. I live in Charlotte now and go to Asia about 4 times per year, and Europe about the sa...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8660

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Anyone remember the post 9/11 security fees? Anyone want to bet airlines will charge a fee for "research to prevent future pandemics" after all this is said and done? They should after seeing one decimate their industry. I could fully see a "cleaniness and sanitary" fee being ta...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

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

There are quite a few longhaul routes missing from this announcement like DFW-PVG. I guess they are in limbo depending on if demand recovery meets expectations. Wasn't it announced before? Quick google flights search shows it's for-sale starting October 24th. Summer seasonals from PHL not mentioned...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

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

CLT-DUB, PHL-SNN/EDI/KEF not mentioned. I am not surprised on CLT-FCO/BCN. I think this also pushes all CLT/PHL TA flights back to at least winter 2020 (some to S21), which I take to be October/November There are quite a few longhaul routes missing from this announcement like DFW-PVG. I guess they ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 157686

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

If AA wants to reliably operate these longhaul routes from SEA, they need to open up a SEA crew base - even if it is just a satellite of LAX or PHX.

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20688

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

CLT-DUB, PHL-SNN/EDI/KEF not mentioned. I am not surprised on CLT-FCO/BCN. I think this also pushes all CLT/PHL TA flights back to at least winter 2020 (some to S21), which I take to be October/November There are quite a few longhaul routes missing from this announcement like DFW-PVG. I guess they ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 89
Views: 16820

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

Where did you get this info from? Is there proof that they will loose there investment or is this just airliners hype? How can you be sure that they don’t have agreements in place/ aren’t working to ensure they don’t loose their investment? ...because that is what happens in the vast majority of CH...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 89
Views: 16820

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

How does DL's investment get treated in a CH11? More than likely the current stock gets wiped out in bankruptcy and Delta will lose their investment. Where did you get this info from? Is there proof that they will loose there investment or is this just airliners hype? How can you be sure that they ...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8641

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

As I said in the deleted thread, at this point it would just make more sense to merge FlyDubai and Emirates. FlyDubai already has a full service hard product, at least on the Maxes. Unsure what their soft product is like but that obviously could be changed. I concur. Was this not the point of the E...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

Uhhhhhhhh.... Delta has admitted internally it allowed too many phone res/agents to take leaves and it's put them in a bind. I know first hand. Had a 9 hour call back time the other week on the Diamond line. It's not good. The leaves expire at the end of this month and the problem should be quickly...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 89
Views: 16820

Re: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

Would not surprise me at all. The only COPA isn't is because they stymied their losses early on by completely suspending all services. Copa went to the market to get funding. They got $300 million from the banks and sold $350 million in bonds convertibles to shares. With a burn rate of aprox. $85 m...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 89
Views: 16820

Re: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

Wow... which large Latin American airline/group hasn't filed for Ch. 11 yet? GOL, COPA - any other? GOL is expected to enter Ch. 11 sooner than later. They are going tru and independent audit right now and is expected to file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks. Would not surprise me at all. The onl...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 89
Views: 16820

Re: Rumor: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

Yes I was just wondering the same thing how/why are all these foreign companies filing bankruptcy in the United States? Their stock is listed in the US and the US has the most generous bankruptcy reorganization laws and experienced bankruptcy courts on the earth. Mind you, in the case of AV this is...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam and Azul codeshare agreement in Brazil
Replies: 26
Views: 2846

Re: Latam and Azul codeshare agreement in Brazil

How big would a LATAM-Azul compared to Gol? Latam-Azul together have 58% of domestic market Correct me if I'm wrong... So Azul codeshares with different airlines not really favouring any particular alliance. LATAM was *A, then OW, and after a 20% share purchase to DL but not necessarily SkyTeam. An...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Spirit Airlines to GSP

Rookinla wrote:
It’s an error on Skyscanner’s part. AA5178 flies GSP-CLT. NK doesn’t fly there.

...and AA2604 is CLT-LAX. Skyscanner is messing up the Airline codes again.

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 53
Views: 8196

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

I think it’s the right thing to do for IAG. Better save than sorry. Who knows how big the backlash of corona is going to be? A billion dollars can make a big difference. The is no way IAG is going to pay 1.1 Billion dollars for Air Europa. If IAG does choose to complete the transaction, it will hav...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 53
Views: 8196

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

I think it’s the right thing to do for IAG. Better save than sorry. Who knows how big the backlash of corona is going to be? A billion dollars can make a big difference. The is no way IAG is going to pay 1.1 Billion dollars for Air Europa. If IAG does choose to complete the transaction, it will hav...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 157686

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Bookings for CMN we’re actually pretty strong for June and most of July pre COVID Certain days economy was already sold out! Given this info about the PHL-CMN loads, IMHO, AT ought to give up the idea of reinstating the IAD route post-COVID and do a code-share w/AA on PHL instead; pool their resour...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

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

A) Richard Anderson is not coming to AA
B) Richard Anderson is not some super shrewd dude, he was able to perform at Delta due to the lack of Unions.

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6184

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

You mean people impersonating police officers? Since no police officer would act like that, normal reaction would be to call the real cops. I included a link Best regards Thomas From Thomas's included link- "Rather than "strangers armed with guns," the organization says, first respon...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1582

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

What places did you visit in Sudan? Day 1: Khartoum - the convergence of Blue and White Niles, Mahdi's Tomb, Khalifa's House, Omdurman Souq Day 2: Travel to Meroe - stopped in Naqa, Musawarat As-Sufra, camped overnight at Meroe Day 3: Travel to Nuri -- Sunrise at Meroe, Nuri, El- Kurru, Jebel Barka...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1582

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

I went to Sudan on vacation two years ago. It has a ton of potential plus the Sudanese are the some of warmest, most lovely people on the earth. AMA. What places did you visit in Sudan? Day 1: Khartoum - the convergence of Blue and White Niles, Mahdi's Tomb, Khalifa's House, Omdurman Souq Day 2: Tr...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1582

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

I went to Sudan on vacation two years ago. It has a ton of potential plus the Sudanese are the some of warmest, most lovely people on the earth. AMA.

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by usflyer msp
Sat May 30, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 157686

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Load factor of 57% out of MIA? I’ve been flying 2-3 x per week in May and the number of low load flights I’ve been on is essentially zero in and out of MIA, including this fully loaded 738 from PHL I’m on now. With the reduced overflying of hubs, hub to hub flights like MIA-PHL are the most likely ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 27, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Things are not looking good at LATAM Argentina. The airline has still not paid the April 2020 salaries in their entirety and has been warned by Argentina's Ministry of Labor it needs to do so. The airline says it has lost money for the past 4 years, blaming the deregulation of the local market and ...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone have a credit relationship with BMO Harris?
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Anyone have a credit relationship with BMO Harris?

It's many years now since my bad-credit days, and the signal that those days were WAYYY over was when I got approved for the - all bow - Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa card back in 2015. On the same app spree I got approved for cards from Citibank and U.S. Bank. This stoked my appetite to score appr...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19635

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel A350 Purchase from LATAM

I am in agreement that there is obviously benefit for Delta for the reasons you mentioned. Frankly, if there was no benefit or surface reason for Delta to do it, the deal would look highly questionable to any magistrate. My argument is there is a deeper reason behind this deal, and that there is mo...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Well this is sad. I can also see the Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador and ultimately Colombia subsidiaries getting scrapped. And about all those preaching MIA feed by AA will be key when things re-open, Latin America - South Florida traffic is almost 100% O/D. Sure, a couple of connections to MSP and C...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19635

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel A350 Purchase from LATAM

Basically, here is the logic: -DL still wants the JV to happen, and now the JV would have to occur with the “new LATAM” (after Chpt 11 company) as opposed to the “old LATAM” (which basically becomes a holding company through the bankruptcy process). I am not focusing on what the “old LATAM” wants, ...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19635

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel A350 Purchase from LATAM

To me, this sounds more like an insurance policy on the JV. With LATAMs Chpt 11 filing, by definition all creditors are not going to get paid their full amount owed. This “deal” basically tells the judge that Delta will provide $62m to offset some of the creditors losses as long as the JV deal with...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 26, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Plus the check hasn’t been written for all of the 350s. Delta could use those as bargaining power. There is a signed purchase agreement which LA is not going to just let them out of. Those A350's are going to DL or DL will.be paying damages to LA. DL has no leverage. That said, as an investor, QR t...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 26, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

LATAM USA’s social media accounts have announced a Chapter 11 filing. Bloomberg has picked up the story: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-26/latam-airlines-files-chapter-11-bankruptcy-stymied-by-lockdowns EDIT: added Bloomberg link I bet heads are exploding in Atlanta. Delta just had...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 26, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Its sad the Governments of Brazil and Chile don't care about their airline industry, how many thousands of their citizens work earning decent wages at LATAM. How much Cargo do all those 777 & 787 leaving GRU and SCL for Europe and Miami contribute to exports to those countries ? Billions of Dol...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 25, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

It's kind of ridiculous to say that losing dominant carrier partnership at the largest NA market and largest 2 European market is not a big loss. Plenty of people buy connecting itineraries of code shared and interlined alliance partners in OW without JV. I used to always pick OW airlines when I wa...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 25, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

I wonder how much of this is Brazil and how much is TAM related. Given that TAM were rumoured to be close to bankruptcy when LAN merged with them the underlying Brazil market might be a significant drag? The former TAM operation (Brazil/Paraguay) was the most profitable part of the company the last...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 24, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

It’s crazy how so many people here speak opinions as fact. LA would be able to recapture the AA feed with delta adding flights to the top 20 markets in MIA. I think people believe that AA brought more to LA than they really did. That was why it was so easy for DL to take them away. It wasn’t just t...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 24, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53219

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

At the risk of getting into deep trouble by writing this, large numbers of people in South America seems to have a deep desire to go to Miami. Atlanta just doesn't exert the same passion Your point is sound and logical, you won't get into trouble with that statement. Let me put it from a SA passeng...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11318

Re: AA may follow DL and retire 777 fleet

Simpleflying is a horrible news source. Nowhere did AA say they were considering retiring their entire 777 fleet - that comes from simpleflying's lack of reading comprehension.

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Rest in Peace to the deceased. Didn't PIA decide to sacrifice a goat rather than upgrade their aircraft mx and training after the 2016 crash?

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 20, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 63
Views: 5046

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Despite the expansion of ET and KQ, circuitous routings are still common in Africa. Before Eritrea and Ethiopia normalized relations, a friend of mine had to fly ASM-DXB-KRT since ET wasn't an option and Eritrean Airlines and Sudan Airways are completely unreliable. Flying between West African citie...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 20, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated
Replies: 24
Views: 5026

Re: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated

I think the days of every country having their own international carrier are over. Countries like Guyana, Belize, Nicaragua and Guatemala have only small carriers serving mostly domestic cities. Unless a country is relatively wealthy, they won't be able to burn cash on an airline that doesn't make ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 20, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11250

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

It is a bit excessive, but likely mostly to create comfort among crew and passengers. A mask/face covering and gloves would likely be just as effective. Does nobody think this actually causes more discomfort among passengers? How does it make you feel to see FAs wearing this gear and you're back in...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 157686

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

This route might be discontinued and could potentially come back with the XLR if the runway performance is slightly better than the Neo at the same takeoff weight. LIH runway is only 6500 feet and you would have to block seats on the Neo I believe. Will probably operate on a 32N with a technical st...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 13, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 70
Views: 7015

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

As a CLT citizen I would of course love to see it but the numbers just don’t support it. Personally as a citizen and airline pilot I’d love to see Paris year round and more secondary (Lisbon, Venice etc) before Asia. Europe may be helped by the arrival of the 321XLR if she has the legs for Paris or...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 11, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 70
Views: 7015

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Actually CO ordered the A340 new also. But in the case of PHL, it was US that had orders for A345s from (I believe) AC to fly to PVG and I think PEK. US never ordered any A340's. They were going to source them from the second-hand market when needed. My post says that they were gonna be secondhand ...

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