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by rising
Tue May 17, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1385
Views: 343644

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Sorry if I missed this, but what exactly is the fix for the PW777? Just a high-level summary of it- don't mean to get into a technical discussion. Just for comfort for the average flyer, will it make a failure similar to what we saw over DEN much less likely or close to virtually impossible?

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Thu May 12, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 205105

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I imagine those who defended the decision to never launch in seat power will be the same ones quick to celebrate this. Until this morning most are on record saying BYOP is the best policy. Great news that they are doing this- long overdue, but it is humorous.....love how it's celebrated with confet...

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Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72352

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

At last. Hope they keep the Frontier brand and Ted Christie. The ultimate ULCC powerhouse in America. Hope they keep the Wi-Fi plans. Hope the employees get a nice deal too. Very exciting.

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by rising
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1385
Views: 343644

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

I really don't care how they do it, but United needs to retire all of the CRJ200's now. I am flying PWM-AVL round trip in February and the only United options that fit my schedule are on CRJ200's both ways through ORD. United is usually my first choice (Platinum status), but all 4 segments on the a...

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by rising
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 13048

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

San Pedro Sula is a rough town in the best of circumstances. I know two North American airlines that convoy their crews to their fortified hotels with armed security. You have to wonder if, in that case, it isn't better simply to schedule the crew for same-day turns back to a hub. Hauling crew arou...

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by rising
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 205105

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/coronavir ... challenges
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Interesting interview with the incoming CEO. In-seat power, stronger Wifi could be in the cards. Win there. On assigned seats, "never say never"

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/coronavir ... challenges

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by rising
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 246
Views: 50908

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Sorry if I missed this... does anyone know when the older some odd 30 738s that were in storage are coming back online? How long does it take to get the Kodiak and then placed into service? And where are those mods being done? Tulsa? Or a 3rd party? Thanks!

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by rising
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 286774

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

In other news united airlines have invested millions of dollars into Hydrogen-Electric plane startup ZeroAvia and they anticipate an order from united for 50 ZA2000-RJ with the option for 50 more. it looks like they will be using CRJ-700/550's for conversion https://investableuniverse.com/2021/12/1...

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by rising
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 286774

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

In other news united airlines have invested millions of dollars into Hydrogen-Electric plane startup ZeroAvia and they anticipate an order from united for 50 ZA2000-RJ with the option for 50 more. it looks like they will be using CRJ-700/550's for conversion https://investableuniverse.com/2021/12/1...

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by rising
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 9278

Re: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9

And in true American Airlines fashion, absolutely no media announcement from them AA itself. This is from Thales only. Usually, companies do a joint press release. They never did one either about the upgraded Block 2 787 IFE. Never seen a company so loathe to promote what it's doing!

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by rising
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO
Replies: 122
Views: 20688

Re: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO

Isom just seems so underwhelming to me, especially as the face of a global company. AA should have kept Kirby around and not let him end up at United. As far as Parker, I don't share many of the negative views. I remember him well from America West days saving that company, merging with US and savi...

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by rising
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO
Replies: 122
Views: 20688

Re: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO

Have to give him credit, with all the turmoil over the past 20 years in the business, Parker is still CEO and never once was the CEO at a carrier in bankruptcy. Wish him well. Hopeful though that with new people there will be more a focus on customer amenities. Those worried about AA's debt level-no...

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by rising
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Replies: 44
Views: 5804

Re: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The best part is the box you can check on PayPal to add more to your donation to "offset the processing fees" ;-) I think the SAF is a noble cause and United has done some great work on this, but I agree, donating to a corporation that will use the funds to buy its fuel from companies it o...

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by rising
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Replies: 44
Views: 5804

Re: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel

I think they would have better success by rephrasing it a bit. I also think a "match" would be the smarter way to go about it. Something like: "United is already committed to purchasing 1.5 billion gallons sustainable aviation fuel, but you can help us grow that number. We will match...

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by rising
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Replies: 44
Views: 5804

Re: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Can a publicly held corporation from the United States ask for "donations" for fuel? This isn't Freddie Laker circa 1982...very strange indeed...I cannot imagine they would receive enough donations to supply taxi fuel for a Cessna 152. They indicated it is not tax deducible and "Dona...

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by rising
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Replies: 44
Views: 5804

United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel

I guess it's one way to get your fuel costs down, ask for donations. Via PayPal no less. ;-) Will be interesting to see if other carriers ask as well. It makes sense to somebody. https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/company/global-citizenship/environment.html?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=211202...

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by rising
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems

I see images of the some the older Airbus A320s jets with the older screens in the flight deck, and was wondering, is the software routinely upgraded/updated, in a similar way all our computers/phones are? I would assume a A320 built in 2018 has had some improvements to the software over a 1997 make...

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by rising
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 9215

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

United has the best practice for this, in my view. No confrontation policy, especially in the air. They simply hand the non-compliant person a card that says if they won't comply, they will be banned flying again and charged. I know this was on the ground, but its specially critical in the air. Abso...

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by rising
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 518014

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

No chance on the 767. The remaining frames, except for the 2002 builds that were ordered to replace the high lease ex-TWA birds, were not in the best shape and part of the reason for the accelerated retirement aside from COVID and capacity cuts and fleet simplification, were mods that these frames ...

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by rising
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3308
Views: 518338

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Does anyone know why Southwest has not or is not looking into adding in-seat power on the fleet, at least on new deliveries?

Sure, Dallas to Lubbock? Who cares. But many flights are several hours, including Hawaii runs. Not sure why FFs have not been more vocal on this or why has never been push.

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by rising
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 518014

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

This is an interesting article on the situation at AA- https://viewfromthewing.com/american-airlines-penny-wise-pound-foolish-and-saddled-with-40-billion-in-debt/ It's all a bit biased (starting with constant references to "Tempe Management" or at the very least not an official industry r...

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by rising
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone know why UA899 returned back to DEL
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Does anyone know why UA899 returned back to DEL

For what it's worth, UA, in my view, has the most detailed updates about flight status.Much better than the infamous "Delayed" you get on AA.

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by rising
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 52
Views: 9679

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

70 people, 1 bathroom.... enjoy! Gotta love the CR7. It's not like these are six-hour flights, nor that the lav is 32 rows back. True. Aspen perhaps not the worst. But if you want to feel alive try anything over 2 hours on one of those babies. I think I counted 7 in line on my last flight on one a ...

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by rising
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 52
Views: 9679

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

70 people, 1 bathroom.... enjoy! Gotta love the CR7.

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by rising
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 5119

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

Perhaps the start of UnitedNext upgageing? ;-)

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by rising
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 31704

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

I think I work for the wrong company! We have to buy the lowest price ticket (within reason of course for the times we need to be at the destination). Southwest is often the winner. There are some contracts for certain trips but generally the direction is “must purchase lowest available fare” Heck I...

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by rising
Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 31704

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

I never quite understood no power. Is it that expensive to install while you put in new slimline seats, which they're doing anyway?

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by rising
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?

Of course there is. If you work for southwest. Lol. Fair enough. I wish they had at least a capacity meter like Amtrak. Not the end of the world but if one flight is leaving an hour later or before is only half as full would be nice to know and choose. You kind sort of get a good guess on AA and UA...

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by rising
Mon May 31, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?

As there is no assigned seating, with a live seatmap during booking, is there a way to determine how many seats are taken on a WN flight? I sometimes have flexible plans and if I could book a flight with a little lighter load it would be preferred. But I could never figure out a way from southwest.com

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by rising
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 116493

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

[twoid][/twoid] Lawyers are expensive. If they can give this guy $100K and cut the majority of the lawyers out, they'll save hundreds of thousands...and gain some goodwill points at the same time. You don't want the Denver (or Broomfield) city councils raising a stink about flight paths. I know a ci...

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by rising
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 116493

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Don’t they do a detailed Etops check for this route ? I know it can’t catch everything but you’d think anything major would get caught. Must have been just a freak thing. Will be interesting to see.

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by rising
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 116493

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Those must have been some hot tires. Glad the emergency systems all worked as designed.

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by rising
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America's Most "Optimistic" Airline Expects Travel Boom...
Replies: 48
Views: 8392

Re: America's Most "Optimistic" Airline Expects Travel Boom...

Maybe I am being Pollyanna, but I'm very bullish on the return of business and leisure traffic. Every new invention was/is going to kill business travel. But it never materialized. The opposite always happened. And the reason is humans are social creatures. Make no mistake, there will always be a ne...

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by rising
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 518014

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

ABEguy wrote:
RainerBoeing777 wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:


Also MIA - PAP sees a 787 in April and part of May.


I assume they never stay overnight in PAP? Always bring the crews back? I assume any mechanical issues etc. they send a replacement to collect the crew.

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by rising
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.
Replies: 49
Views: 11521

Re: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.

Isom and Parker, US airways alum, the airline that charged for water. They still have the US mind set. Is this because they took out the PTVs on some of the narrowbodies, which virtually no one uses anymore, add weight, were bought before everyone could use their own devices gate to gate, and befor...

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Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 11608

Re: Golden Days at DFW

Don't miss the early days of hubbing when DL and AA schedule planners thought it was a great idea to schedule all flights to depart between 6-630pm. Hated that evening bank. Lol. I hear ya. It's like that now with Covid... at CLT, DEN, DFW, when I fly the takeoff queues are sometimes 10-15 deep. I ...

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Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3540

Re: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?

Thanks everyone for the info so far. One follow-up....at some outstations, where an airline decides to hire out, are the contractors other airlines? For example, would Delta hire AA for an issue on an emergent, more complex issue on jet at DFW, or for even basic line maintenance? Or do they try to s...

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3540

Re: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?

I can't speak for other airlines, but at my airline, planes only get checked at maintenance bases. There is contract maintenance available at all other stations, but they are only there to take care of maintenance write-ups from the inbound flight and PDCs for ETOPS flights. Interesting.... so afte...

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by rising
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3540

How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?

As many airlines send their jets out from the hubs to the spokes at the end of the day, and many jets "sleep" at the spokes, how do airlines handle the daily inspections? I would think most of the parts, space, people, and equipment are at the hubs. I know they cycle them in for the bigger...

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by rising
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 231433

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The author of the linked article seems really excited about all this. ;-) I don't understand the hate....I think this will be an improvement, especially for the LUS A321s. It will be a consistent product and my guess much easier to run more reliably, which they have struggled with pre-Covid. And AA...

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Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 231433

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Update on AA Oasis/Kodiak: https://viewfromthewing.com/american-airlines-is-nearly-done-updating-its-boeing-737s-into-torquemada-configuration/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=twitter - 200th 737-800 went in for Oasis refurbishing. - Only 29 "Advanced" 737-800s need to be completed...

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Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 761308

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Just watched Scott Kirby on tv for an interview and just have to wonder if he could find a better venue for his virtual interviews and announcements. Has anyone else seen these from I believe his home office? This is not the interview from today but same angle.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9h...

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by rising
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 51601

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Haven't the Max jets technically been flying? I thought they move them around from time to time... positioning flights etc. Someone at the airline is flying them..... I was found it odd it was grounded yet they were flying around, just with no pax. No pilot would fly a plane that they thought unsafe...

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Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 51601

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

After this unprecedented review, and if United, American, and Southwest pilots says it's safe... it's safe. Count me in. I'll be on it.

I can almost guarantee Boeing's CEO, AA's CEO, and others will be on the first passenger flight.

Excellent news!

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by rising
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139900

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

If AA hadn't renewed it's fleet they'd be stuck with god awful old a/c and think how uncompetitive that would have made the airline. You mean, like, Delta? The difference was that over the years DL (and NW) kept their planes in top shape. AA did not and by 2008 a/c going out of service was becoming...

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Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139900

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

Doug Parker talks a good game and he sounds so positive when he talks. However the actions say otherwise, and AA got so stingy with their retirement package, very few in the company took it, which will leave them with higher labor costs than carriers such as Delta and Southwest who did convince a l...

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by rising
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340671

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Anyone hear any update on the Project Kodiak mods? It was my understanding that was one of the few projects that is continuing due to the standardization/harmonization it brings. Also too any info on active fleet/ short-term storage/long-term storage? Sorry if I missed this but I just have no been a...

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Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 115
Views: 14165

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Once companies start to lose clients because they invited their customer to a Zoom call, and their competitor took them to dinner, you'll see travel come back. People are social creatures. Keep your heads up. This has come to a full stop in February 2020 and guess what? We’ve had our best quarter e...

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Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 115
Views: 14165

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Once companies start to lose clients because they invited their customer to a Zoom call, and their competitor took them to dinner, you'll see travel come back. People are social creatures. Keep your heads up.

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Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 19101

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

From Heathrow.com

"Please note: From 7th July 2020 American Airlines will temporarily be relocated from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5."

Note the "temporarily"

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