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by ContinentalEWR
Sat May 14, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 237
Views: 46311

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Just saw that AA37 MAD-DFW is diverting to JFK. Don’t know why. Only about two hours into the flight. It’s a 789 and registration is N839AA. I guess this will be the first time an AA 787 is at JFK. Not the first time AA has operated the 787 into JFK, no. In 2020 and for part of 2021, they were runn...

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by ContinentalEWR
Fri May 13, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Which articles are these? I find it highly unlikely that UA's European network is larger than AA's and DL's combined by any serious metric. I've seen the capacity stats and UA is definitely the largest by capacity this summer, but nothing close to the magnitude of double or anywhere near it. Jeremy...

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by ContinentalEWR
Thu May 12, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

For the whole of the 2000s, right up until the merger, Continental was the only US carrier that was larger international than domestic, measured by ASMs. IIRC for most of that same time period they also had more international ASMs than any other airline, but I’m less certain about that. They might ...

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by ContinentalEWR
Thu May 12, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Thanks. For a time, CO was, I think, the most "international" of the US carriers, for a time, meaning it flew to the most destinations outside the United States. I don't exactly remember what time frame that was, as it relates to proximity to the merger, but thinking it was in the latter ...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed May 11, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I don't think that's accurate. UA flies more people across the Atlantic than they did 10 years ago. They have a very aggressive schedule this summer and could end up as the #1 US TATL carrier. (Not sure if the 777 PW issues could affect that, but that's at least what they're planning.) Sure, it was...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed May 11, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I don't think that's accurate. UA flies more people across the Atlantic than they did 10 years ago. They have a very aggressive schedule this summer and could end up as the #1 US TATL carrier. (Not sure if the 777 PW issues could affect that, but that's at least what they're planning.) Sure, it was...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed May 11, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I tend to claim that the much smaller Continental back then had Europe covered better than United now. I don't think that's accurate. UA flies more people across the Atlantic than they did 10 years ago. They have a very aggressive schedule this summer and could end up as the #1 US TATL carrier. (No...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed May 11, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Pre-pandemic, Bergen was becoming a much larger point of entry into Norway than Oslo, given its proximity to the Fjords and to the vast network of ferries (and cruise lines, local and international) that travel those waters. The main tourist sites of Norway are much easier to access through Bergen,...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue May 10, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Wow, somehow no surprise to me, this means United has completely left Scandinavia/North Europe, the tendency to do that was there for years. CPH axed in 2012, OSL in 2016, HAM in 2018 and now ARN. Delta likes that. I dont see ARN coming back before the XLR arrives. Edit: forgot about the Bergen fli...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue May 10, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Bern Airport (LSZB) not work?
Replies: 21
Views: 3628

Re: Why does Bern Airport (LSZB) not work?

I'm surprised no one has harped on BRN's rather short runway impacting potential service. If anything, you'd see it as one of these alternative service airports for LCCs, given the proximity to Zurich and Basel. In the end, it's a rather small place that mostly functions as an administrative hub fo...

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by ContinentalEWR
Mon May 09, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

DFW-ICN loads seem very strong right now, as well as pre-Covid. While loads and yields are two different things, is there a play that AA could make to add service to ICN? LAX and SEA are full of competition, but what about JFK or ORD? The ORD route only has KE for competition, and they seem to do v...

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by ContinentalEWR
Mon May 09, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 237
Views: 28490

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Considering just how many issues Boeing continues to face and and its long road toward a full and meaningful turnaround, it does seem strange to focus on moving the headquarters again after 20 years. True, Boeing had no real ties to Chicago and moving to Washington DC puts it geographically closer ...

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by ContinentalEWR
Mon May 09, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 237
Views: 28490

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Considering just how many issues Boeing continues to face and and its long road toward a full and meaningful turnaround, it does seem strange to focus on moving the headquarters again after 20 years. True, Boeing had no real ties to Chicago and moving to Washington DC puts it geographically closer t...

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by ContinentalEWR
Mon May 09, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Bern Airport (LSZB) not work?
Replies: 21
Views: 3628

Re: Why does Bern Airport (LSZB) not work?

Hi everyone, Given that Bern is the defacto capital of Switzerland and has an airport it has no scheduled service to any European hub. So why not? Why hasn't a single major airline started regular flights to Bern? I could imagine that people would fly to CDG,AMS, LHR and FRA. Is it because Zurich i...

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by ContinentalEWR
Mon May 09, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

The route was launched in 2005 by CO, on a 767-200ER. It was up gauged by CO to a 777-200ER, which remained pretty much the mainstay of the operation through and past the merger. The 787-9 was used, along with SCL, from IAH, for a time before the pandemic. I flew IAH-EZE-IAH in March 2013 (spring b...

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by ContinentalEWR
Sun May 08, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Most of the 777-222ERs have been in storage for two and a half years with COVID and the grounding. Less hours and cycles than they otherwise would've had by this point is nice. What has been in storage is the legacy UA 777-200 fleet, correct (the -As and the 200ER's)? The legacy CO birds, all of wh...

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by ContinentalEWR
Sun May 08, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Effective today, UA818/9 IAH-EZE-IAH is being upgauged to the 77E from the 789, adding 20-25 more seats daily in each direction. The UA service to EZE from IAH has been flown with the 77E previously and it is great to see the route doing well. The 777-224ER (not 222), with the very occasional 77W i...

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by ContinentalEWR
Sun May 08, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

EWR-NRT too. That one does surprise me. It is, though the market skews business, and connecting traffic through NH and UA can have NH do the flying out of JFK, to HND for the time being until it resumes. Not a whole lot of leisure traffic going to Japan in Summer typically, but with Japan slowly re...

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by ContinentalEWR
Sat May 07, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

dcajet wrote:
Effective today, UA818/9 IAH-EZE-IAH is being upgauged to the 77E from the 789, adding 20-25 more seats daily in each direction.


The UA service to EZE from IAH has been flown with the 77E previously and it is great to see the route doing well.

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed May 04, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 727 tribute
Replies: 57
Views: 8384

Re: American 727 tribute

The 727 in AA livery was iconic. Growing up, I flew on them often in the 1970s and 1980s, mostly at AA, TW, PA, EA (Shuttle), and later US. I loved the stairway at the back of the plane, under the APU. I don't recall any of the US carriers I flew with using that feature, but once flew AZ from FCO to...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed May 04, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Early 1990s TATL (Bordeaux, Strasbourg)
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

Re: Air France Early 1990s TATL (Bordeaux, Strasbourg)

It is a little surprising that Lyon even now cannot sustain a route to NYC. I know the TGV runs from the centre of Lyon straight to CDG, but there's plenty of money in Lyon and it seems strange that even a 4x weekly to NYC isn't sufficiently profitable to be worthwhile NYC-Lyon has been tried twice...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed May 04, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What should JetBlue do now?
Replies: 82
Views: 6989

Re: What should JetBlue do now?

JetBlue's immediate needs are to overhaul its leadership structure, with a specific focus around bringing in IT, Operations, and Network folks to rebuild from the inside. Their strategy since the pandemic has been a mess (LAX, EWR growth not quite working out as planned) but operational issues have ...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue May 03, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Early 1990s TATL (Bordeaux, Strasbourg)
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

Re: Air France Early 1990s TATL (Bordeaux, Strasbourg)

dennys wrote:
Towards 1990-91 AF used a 767-300 NICE LYON JFK . I do not remember the 310s .


Ah, yes, thank you. I remember that. I am not even sure if the 310 was used at all on any of these routes, but yes, NCE-LYS-JFK was briefly operated. Thanks for that.

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue May 03, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Early 1990s TATL (Bordeaux, Strasbourg)
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

Air France Early 1990s TATL (Bordeaux, Strasbourg)

I've been trying to dig further into the very short lived services Air France operated from New York/JFK to I think Bordeaux, Strasbourg, and I believe a third French city. As I recall, these routes didn't operate daily, lasted but a few months, and were served on A310s. Wondering if anyone had any ...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue May 03, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific
Replies: 24
Views: 7204

Re: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific

It seems that QF is recently putting their A332's on transpacific routes, if i recall correctly they were once used to fly to LAX via AKL, but this time they are flying nonstop from Australian cities. They are also working with Airbus on increasing their MTOWs. Why are they using A332's for transpa...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue May 03, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I could be wrong, but I don't think UA ever served JFK-South America and IAD-South America at the same time. JFK-EZE-MVD and JFK-GRU were both moved to IAD in 2003 or so. Unrelated, but I seem to recall a time that UA ran double-daily service on IAD-GRU in the mid 2000s, and I also recall them appl...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue May 03, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 762
Views: 23449

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

It is regrettable that the United States political system is beholden to culture wars and unrelenting interference from extremist religious organizations (looking at you "evangelicals". All of this will pretty much assure the country will never move forward with much, its best days long be...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue May 03, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

eventually, pmUA focused its Latin America network out of JFK (EZE, GIG, GRU) and IAD and ORD. I could be wrong, but I don't think UA ever served JFK-South America and IAD-South America at the same time. JFK-EZE-MVD and JFK-GRU were both moved to IAD in 2003 or so. Unrelated, but I seem to recall a...

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by ContinentalEWR
Mon May 02, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256763

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

It shows, in part, UA is ten years behind DL is dumping 50-seaters and mainline upgauging. Watch the destination count fall under United Next over the coming five years. The International gap between DL at 91 and UA at 137 is not 50 seaters and a sizeable gap to fill. Additionally, the impact you s...

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by ContinentalEWR
Mon May 02, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT Terminal Turns 40
Replies: 38
Views: 3772

Re: CLT Terminal Turns 40

And it shows its age. Incredibly inefficient terminal, not suited for a 600+ a day operation, and makes the experience at CLT less than pleasant.

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by ContinentalEWR
Sun May 01, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

LYS was served as a tag too, though I don't remember now on which other flight. Some of those tag routings required two sets of F/A Speakers as they involved two destination countries and languages. BRU & DUS, ORY & STR for example. Didn't always make sense on staffing, but routings were de...

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by ContinentalEWR
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 437
Views: 107727

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

Not sure if the starting point for TATL operations is OSL due to registration or corporate entity considerations (I've not followed whether Norse will adopt the convoluted and questionable legal entity structure that Norwegian Air Shuttle had, nor do I really care), but it seems this is a business m...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 957
Views: 244788

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

TPG reporting the entire 767-400ER will finally be "Polaris-ed" with the first plane to sport the new interiors by summer and the entire fleet completed by Summer 2023.

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 957
Views: 244788

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Does anyone know if the 764s in Y currently still have the CO-style purple checkerboard seat pattern, or do they have the now-standard blue/navy leatherette? Are there any planes in the fleet left with the checkerboard seat pattern for that matter? Most have the leather seats I think, and have for ...

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by ContinentalEWR
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Austrian Airlines B767-300ER ✈ B777-200ER J
Replies: 7
Views: 2990

Re: Austrian Airlines B767-300ER ✈ B777-200ER J

Such an awesome and unique trip report and wonderful to read. Thanks for sharing it. Flew Austrian twice. Both in and out of JFK. Once to Vienna on the 767-300ER and once back on the 777-200ER. I found the service and catering in their premium cabin top notch and a cut above. The seat felt narrow on...

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by ContinentalEWR
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

To be fair I don't know what type of information you possess that you can't share, but I will say that CLT-FRA supported A333 service for 20+ years (it was the first CLT-Europe route to get the A333 when US first introduced the type in 2000) and the flight had 767 service going back to the early 90...

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by ContinentalEWR
Sat Apr 23, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

But, as far as I know, and I can not give you further information, that my understanding is, loading wise, CLT-FRA is basically an ideal A321XLR/B757 market. B772 is just too big. To be fair I don't know what type of information you possess that you can't share, but I will say that CLT-FRA supporte...

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by ContinentalEWR
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 237
Views: 46311

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Although, I do think that the 77W's, as well as the 772E/788's with the Zodiac seats will be retrofitted with the new business cabin with doors in a few years. Especially the 77W's, and remove first class with that as well. I hope you're right about the refit but I also expect some small F cabin to...

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by ContinentalEWR
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 608
Views: 134999

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

DL withdrew from LAX most likely because operations weren't profitable. The demise of DL's hub corresponds with the collapse of the Los Angeles-area economy, which was then-largely concentrated around aerospace/ defense. The early to mid-1990s was an extremely tough period in Southern California, a...

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by ContinentalEWR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 165641

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

B6 does not dominate Latin America by any measure, and a merger with NK doesn't really change that. Yes, B6 and NK serve select markets in the region, and B6 has a strong footprint in some markets + Caribbean, but a merger with NK does not alter that and if anything there is considerable overlap. Am...

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by ContinentalEWR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 237
Views: 46311

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

I’m sure this has been discussed before, but since the 77Ws are approaching 8-10 years of service is it possible for AA order a fleet of 22 779s to replace the remaining 77Es and compliment the 77Ws as the fleet undergoes a midlife overhaul? There are no remaining 77E's in the fleet. AA has the ful...

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by ContinentalEWR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 237
Views: 46311

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Well I stand corrected and it looks like future AA 789s are going to be premium heavy with a substantial upgrade. 51J seats and 32 Y+ while only seating 235 vs the current 285. Not official from AA but being reported by JonNYC and written up by one mile at a time. Could this replace the premium hea...

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by ContinentalEWR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 608
Views: 134999

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Ridiculous. In the 1990s, DL peaked at over 220 daily departures to over 50 destinations. By summer 2009 (using the same season for comparison), DL peaked at 37 daily departures to 10 destinations. 220 daily departures (about half on mainline) was substitutional for any hub in the early 1990s. In t...

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by ContinentalEWR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

J343 wrote:
If AA does JFK-FRA, wouldn't that be better for consumers? Currently there is LH (JFK and EWR), UA (EWR) and SQ (JFK) serving the route. Perhaps adding AA's A321XLR could increase competition and lower fares?

Just a thought though


DL flies JFK-FRA too.

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by ContinentalEWR
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

man, AA really struggles at FRA. It's been served from CLT, PHL, ORD, and MIA, all of which have been axed. Not sure about JFK. JFK is on that list too lol AA flew JFK-FRA from 1987 to 1990 or 1991 using DC10s. It was part of the original JFK-Europe route launch that included ORY and ZRH and shortl...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Reading from previous posts, it seems that AA will be getting their A321XLR soon and would most probably be concentrated at CLT and PHL with some missions from JFK and BOS. Just out of curiosity, what are or is the likelihood of AA deploying these new birds out of JFK to LHR to replace one of their...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I've been wondering that too. Have been in and out of T8 every week since early April. The work on the land side concourse extension seems like it is far from done and the check in reconfiguration work seemed to have only just started. Then there is the air side concourse reconfiguration at one end...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Speaking of constraints, I’m curious as to how BA is going to relocate to JFK Terminal 8 this fall, they have no fewer than 9 772/77W flights a day from JFK, and the few gates that are being built don’t seem like enough. Finnair has added a JFK-ARN flight, and Ethiopian is flying a couple flights f...

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by ContinentalEWR
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 932
Views: 184270

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Out of curiosity why isn’t CLT-CDG not restarted yet? Seems like an obvious destination given that they already do CLT-FCO/MAD daily. Or is the O&D not that high? I think the reality of the situation is that AA has limited resources at present, and there are simply more lucrative routes they ca...

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by ContinentalEWR
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 237
Views: 46311

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Just saw the AA 738 N947NN with a fresh paint job and they added the AA logo to the inside and outside of the winglets and it looked pretty good. I'm not sure how many have received it yet but this is the first I've noticed. I'd share a picture but I haven't figured out how to do so. I was on a 737...

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