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by mhkansan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 11875

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

Whatever this airplane's next life is, I trust that cruiseshipcrew knows more about it than anyone else on this board. He regularly goes through the VCV aircraft boneyard for his side hustle. James' Instagram posts from there are fascinating to see.

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by mhkansan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

It looks like Embraer 140 N826AE ferried out to ROW this week. It was one of the unpainted 140s. Do we know of any other 140s which are being parked at the end of the summer?

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by mhkansan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know if I still get free checked bag with citi AAdvantage card if trip booked by someone else?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Anybody know if I still get free checked bag with citi AAdvantage card if trip booked by someone else?

The benefits are attached to the primary cardholder's AAdvantage account. If somebody else books a ticket for you, you will get the cardmember benefits as long as you are the primary cardholder and your AAdvantage number is in your record.

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by mhkansan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying with Korea's Short-Lived Air Philip, Gimpo-Gwangju, October 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 5634

Re: Flying with Korea's Short-Lived Air Philip, Gimpo-Gwangju, October 2018

How many crew were onboard? Usually a 145 just has one flight attendant and it sounds like you had at least two onboard! We fly the 145s in and out of MHK all the time. Its so interesting to see them as a flagship service instead of relegated to regional feed for a mainline carrier. Thank you for th...

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by mhkansan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 99478

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

After reading all of the comments about Doug Parker, the question I have is whether the unions now regret supporting Parker and his efforts to have US buy AA out of bankruptcy. Any thoughts? Of course, the unions initially like every AA CEO, grew to dislike him strongly, then missed him when the ne...

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by mhkansan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 99478

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

If it has to do with Japan, I wonder if that is where some of these airplanes are coming from to fly to Australia as part of the JV. I wonder with DFW-HND and LAX-HND 2x happening, we will see an end of NRT service altogether and some flights move to JL operation. Its already happened with ORD and J...

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16713

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I am still really curious what is happening to the ExpressJet CRJ-700 fleet. There were 16 aircraft in DFW that were converted from Delta spec with brand new interiors in 2016. Since the contract ended at the very beginning of January, all of those aircraft are in TUS in storage. I figured they wou...

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones
Replies: 17
Views: 2711

Re: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones

Tons. I would say most airlines.
AF, LH, KL, BA, EK, QR, SQ, JL, NH, IB, FR.

Having huge domestic networks happens in the US, China, Brazil, and Russia. Canada (and Air Canada) have an extensive domestic network too if you include AC's regional partners. Canada is geographically enormous.

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16713

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I am still really curious what is happening to the ExpressJet CRJ-700 fleet. There were 16 aircraft in DFW that were converted from Delta spec with brand new interiors in 2016. Since the contract ended at the very beginning of January, all of those aircraft are in TUS in storage. I figured they woul...

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Flying Out of the "Wrong" Terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Airlines Flying Out of the "Wrong" Terminal

For awhile every time I flew AA / Eagle out of Terminal E in DFW it just felt wrong. It feels better integrated now but for awhile it just felt bizarre.

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by mhkansan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any FBOs use jetways?
Replies: 26
Views: 5504

Re: Do any FBOs use jetways?

There are particularly luxurious private terminals at many middle eastern airports with jet bridges. I can't think of any FBOs that have them in the USA. The Boeing delivery center at PAE has jetbridges.

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by mhkansan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5796

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

What is the deal with Joplin? They have now six daily flights to two markets and some flights on large regional jets. I knew there was some issues with the short runway there necessitating the larger aircraft, but now they have a ton of service for an EAS community.

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by mhkansan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9229

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribbean Extensions/Increases

Its about time ICT got more service than just DFW & ORD. PHX was served with CRJs back in the America West days, but I think its time ICT got both a year-round PHX flight and possibly 2x flights to CLT. I'd also like to see at least a 1x MHK-CLT for military connections. There is a ton of traffi...

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by mhkansan
Wed May 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?
Replies: 31
Views: 2717

Re: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?

I just found out that AA has an interline and ticketing agreement with Bulgaria Air (FB)! Saw a bag and ticket routed that way last week and it gave me pause!

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by mhkansan
Tue May 14, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9369

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

And, check your Employee Handbook; you might be barred from flying (on company's dime) in Main Cabin Extra, Comfort+ or whatever else it's called. It's considered a higher fare class and might be reserved for longer flights or mid- to upper management. Negative. I'm also an airline employee. Main C...

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by mhkansan
Wed May 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 4174

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

There has been HUGE Chinese investments in Africa generally, especially in infrastructure projects. The travel market between China and developing countries in Africa continues to grow, and RAM thinks they can do it better than the competition!

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by mhkansan
Thu May 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4485

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

United has to be the absolute worst at having a unified fleet livery. Spirit is bad, too, I agree!

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by mhkansan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA have any interest in flying to Paramaribo/PBM/Suriname or Cayenne/CAY/French Guiana from MIA?
Replies: 29
Views: 3138

Re: Does AA have any interest in flying to Paramaribo/PBM/Suriname or Cayenne/CAY/French Guiana from MIA!?

These countries are much more closely tied with Europe. What demand exists is connected to the US and Caribbean on BW or AF. While GEO has been a success for AA, I think there is much less of a market in PMB/CAY to capture on AA metal. While it might be profitable, even, for AA to fly the routes - t...

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by mhkansan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16497

Re: AA Adds New Routes

My personal hopes are for DFW-FAY and CLT-MHK!

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by mhkansan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2246

Re: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?

https://airlinegeeks.com/2017/12/19/lax ... d-tunnels/
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LAX has tons of underground walkways dating back to the 1960s. Some of them remain open. You can read up on the history of LAX terminal design here:
https://airlinegeeks.com/2017/12/19/lax ... d-tunnels/

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by mhkansan
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA shelve First class to EWR using Air Belgium A340
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Re: BA shelve First class to EWR using Air Belgium A340

I don't think that first class is even for sale. I think those seats are just sold as business class.

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by mhkansan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 24138

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

Are you for real? Will you bring the closed window shades every time??? You've already asked the FAA and they've responded to you ; just let go of that bone... That's Ziyulu to you - too many nonsense like this and never listen to others Back onto the topic, it's clear something went seriously wron...

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by mhkansan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 79
Views: 26560

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

I think it would make sense for PDT to have some E140s on hand, even as operational spares, or for use in some of those east coast markets which have reduced runway lengths.

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by mhkansan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service
Replies: 28
Views: 2564

Re: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service

There is no way that Swift has "30 737 aircraft." I think at most they have 5.

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by mhkansan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15241

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Those options were always available though. Nobody requested the forward door since the early 90s, and nobody ever brought the APU option. The -42 won't be jet-bridge capable though, not enough space ahead of the engine. In DFW, American Eagle used to drive jet bridges to aft passenger door on the ...

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by mhkansan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Not all of the ex QX birds are "oldest". Yes, N600QX is, she was a test aircraft and is a non-production aircraft - so is a unique critter. N603, N604 and N605 are pretty old and well worth watching, and I guess N608. A fair number of the teens are younger. Here's the fun thing about them...

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by mhkansan
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15241

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

I am upset about the lack of high-efficiency turboprops in US Aviation. I think the ATR is a wonderful aircraft, and new-built ATR-72 and ATR-42, or new Q400s, would be a great fit for the US industry. Once fuel becomes closer to the $100/$120 barrel range, US airlines might take a much more critica...

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by mhkansan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expands domestically at DEN
Replies: 22
Views: 4576

Re: United expands domestically at DEN

Still waiting on DEN-MHK! (We are isolated from the failures of FOE and not an EAS market like SLN, if United route planners read a.net!)

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by mhkansan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2019: AA;B6;UA;WN;XE Adds TRM;Swoop Routes;
Replies: 62
Views: 13108

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2019: AA;B6;UA;WN;XE Adds TRM;Swoop Routes;

I'm glad to see MHK-ORD up at three frequencies through the end of the schedule. They added the third flight for three months at various times of the year last year and I'm very glad to see it coming back! This means MHK will have a standard of six daily commercial flights. We've been stuck at five ...

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by mhkansan
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Is there any word on what will happen to the ex-QX ExpressJet CRJ-700s? They haven't flown since they were ferried to Tuscon after the ExpressJet flying ended. These planes had all new interiors installed in May 2016 and are all painted in the American Eagle livery. However, they are among the oldes...

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by mhkansan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New terminal proposed for PVU - Provo, Utah
Replies: 25
Views: 3765

Re: New terminal proposed for PVU - Provo, Utah

10 gates is ridiculous for an airport that has commercial service from G4 only - and no matter what they promise today, Allegiant could move to SLC in a heartbeat.

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by mhkansan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't AA order the 73G?
Replies: 25
Views: 4509

Re: Why didn't AA order the 73G?

In general the 73G was only really popular with UA (ex-CO frames) and WN. UA only has around 36 of them and DL has like 10 for high performance on short runways (like EYW.) AA ordered their 738s in major gaps. There was no real reason to order more until fuel spiked around 2008 and they had to get ...

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by mhkansan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1620

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

Idk why, but my airline friends use airport code slang all the time. PHL - We pronouce it like "fee-h-l" for some reason. FRA - Said like a word. LUX - ditto ORD - We almost always say it as a word. EWR - fun to pronounce. There are others too. In casual parlance among others who understan...

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by mhkansan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7272

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

JetBuddy wrote:
Great news. Who will jump on this opportunity?


LATAM! :duck:

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by mhkansan
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Just out of curiosity how many E140s are left in the old livery? Will they all be painted and by when? I’m showing all 51 x E140 currently in service have been painted. N814AE at ABI and the seven hail-damaged E140s still in SJT are still in legacy livery. There are at least 5-6 unpainted. N841AE w...

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by mhkansan
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

When will Envoy open up another E175 base? I think that depends on what happens with the Compass contract. If the rumors are true, it'll be when those 20 aircraft move over to Envoy and the LAX base reopens. If Skywest, Mesa, or Republic get that flying, then the next Envoy 175 base would probably ...

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by mhkansan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

With N264NN & N265NN being delivered, Envoy has begun the process of nearly doubling its E175 fleet, from 44 to 84 aircraft. But where will this growth occur? At the expense of another regional carrier? Also, won’t Envoy need more gates at ORD to be 175 capable? The stinger and the even L gates...

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by mhkansan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good news out of CLD - CP Air is expanding
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

Re: Good news out of CLD - CP Air is expanding

When Chautauqua served Key West as Delta Connection, the 145s were always weight restricted, but the E135s were not. But DL still had a 1 bag per passenger limit... so I'm not sure you can get very far out of CLD with the E145s (considering technical requirements of reserves, weather, wet runway, e...

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by mhkansan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/4/2018:AA Adds ORD-ABE/SCE,DCA-HHH;FI Delays CLE;ET Swaps LAX-DUB for LAX-LFW
Replies: 65
Views: 12225

Re: OAG Changes 11/4/2018:AA Adds ORD-ABE/SCE,DCA-HHH;FI Delays CLE;ET Swaps LAX-DUB for LAX-LFW

I find PNS-FLL on 3M interesting. Wonder if it will be on ATR 42? Also interesting add IAH-MHK. Curious about that service. AA has been on DFW/ORD-MHK for a while now. I'm guessing it's good enough to support another network carrier. United has not announced any new service to MHK. However, they do...

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by mhkansan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 131441

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Looks like a number of the ex-Horizon birds are now in TUS, some since last month. I wonder if they are being stored there indefinitely. They all got new interiors and paint in 2016 and aren't that old as far as RJs go, and they're already configured in the 9F56Y "small RJ." I wonder if P...

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by mhkansan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 131441

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

These aircraft all have brand new interiors. One of the Delta planes, N755EV, just began flying for AA this week. There are also several ex-Horizon birds all with -QX registrations that got new interiors in 2015-16. Those are some of the oldest CRJ-700s flying. More from the same article LAXintl po...

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by mhkansan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA-Icelandair Interline Agreement?
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: AA-Icelandair Interline Agreement?

Yes, AA and FI have an interline agreement.

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by mhkansan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

From an internal memo, Envoy announced AA is exercising options on 15 more ERJ-175s bringing up the year-end 2020 total to 84 aircraft.

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by mhkansan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I have been trying get a grasp on what the ultimate regional plan is for AA moving forward.. is the following summary at least a moderately accurate assessment of where things will be within 12-18 months? CRJ2- down to around 20 frames, all with PSA ERJ140- around 50 frames, all with Envoy ERJ145- ...

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by mhkansan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 131441

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Are these the horrific CR7s with the slimline seats? Get rid of them already and replace with Compass E175. Well, replacing them with E175s (especially operated by Compass) isn't going to happen at all. They are small RJs and as such would be replaced by other small RJs. These CRJ-700s are displaci...

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by mhkansan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 131441

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

News from Skywest SkyWest expects the 18 CRJ700s currently flown by ExpressJet for American Airlines will not be extended beyond early 2019. The 18 CRJ700s include 12 aircraft from the original contract with American and six short-term aircraft that transitioned from the Delta contract. The majorit...

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by mhkansan
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 24054

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

seat1a wrote:
Slightly off topic, but can an AA 32B do this route, or perhaps a JB Mint-style configured A321? If not to EZE, how about LAX-LIM or LAX-SCL. Curious, and thank you!

At more than 6,000 nm, there is little chance an A321 could fly the route with anything resembling a profitable payload.

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by mhkansan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 64057

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

DFW----the satellite terminal @ Terminal E, will American Eagle be using this? I mean, they're already in a few gates on E anyway. This would net them about 12 more gates (around 70-80 more flights) https://www.dallasnews.com/business/american-airlines/2018/04/06/american-airlines-adding-15-gates-d...

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by mhkansan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 18542

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

I'm really hoping for a resumption of DFW-FAY service, which was last served before the US Airways merger. Fort Bragg is a huge draw and AA has a big presence at a lot of military markets. I think a once or twice daily service DFW-FAY would be very successful on a CRJ-700/900 or 175.

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by mhkansan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 115531

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

All the ExpressJet and some SkyWest CRJ-700s are already in 9C/56Y. Those -QX birds have a larger cargo bin and a little less room in the passenger cabin cabin. The -EV birds have a smaller cargo bin but more cabin space as Delta had an extra row of seats in theirs when they had them reconfigured wi...

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