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by PRAirbus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6752

Re: What happened to World Airways?

Wasn't there a proposed new World Airways relaunching in Miami with 787s? I recall the website, press release, etc. it all fizzled obviously now I doubt they'll come back during this fluid COVID crisis.

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by PRAirbus
Mon May 04, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25044

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

United announced pilot furloughs and base closures and now are adding these planes? Wondering how UA fleet cuts compare to AA/DL.A sad Fall is approaching for US carriers...I suspect there will be another industry bailout

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by PRAirbus
Mon May 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5270

Re: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery

I recall AR (AvAtlantic) B727-100 in SJU operating to MIA. AR even opened a sales office in Puerto Rico, that experiment did not last very long. They operated around twice a week to SJU when AA ran 6/7 A300s per day on the same route. I don't think AR (Av Atlantic) could carry local traffic from on ...

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by PRAirbus
Sat May 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Replies: 67
Views: 9432

Re: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Job cuts in the US Airline industry will happen after September 2020...sad to say but cuts will be in the thousands; unless the government bails out the airlines again. I think there will be another bail out, especially during elections and right before the holidays.

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by PRAirbus
Sat May 02, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5270

Re: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery

Didn't IB experimented with focus cities in Latin America too using DC9s? I recall their MIA hub connecting to Central America lasting at least a decade. I think at some point they considered opening a focus city in SDQ. They were in a shopping spree in America, Viasa, AR with the intention of creat...

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by PRAirbus
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 170442

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

When are all the 767s officially going away? AA flew the last MIA-LIM-MIA service last weekend.

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by PRAirbus
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 170442

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

AA 788 service from MIA is already loaded to GIG and MVD effective Jan 7th, 2021. The domestic segments are not loaded yet; they will probably originate in ORD/PHL/DFW before continuing from MIA to Deep South and viceversa. MIA will see 1 or 2 daily 772 to BOS to support BOS-LHR. Interestingly enoug...

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by PRAirbus
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 170442

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

How many B767-300s are left? I read somewhere about several being retired in late 2019. Anyone knows the current headcount and the upcoming retirement projections? Thanks!

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by PRAirbus
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia re-starts Dulles
Replies: 43
Views: 5934

Re: Iberia start Dulles

Good news for SJU, Puerto Rico. The island has not yet recovered fully from major hurricane Maria. Is Air Europa completely gone from SJU? The market cannot sustain 2 airlines on the MAD route. Wondering about UX's role when IAG takes over, would they be more suitable to Caribbean leisure markets li...

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by PRAirbus
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37542

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Hmmmmmmmm, hope it doesn't ruin Delta's culture and service oriented workforce. :/ Compared to other legacy carriers, Delta is a step ahead in service and amenities.

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by PRAirbus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 61141

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

wonder if these A321XLR's will be equipped with PTV/IFE unless they will be basic bare bones like USAirways planes, let's hope NOT!

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by PRAirbus
Fri May 31, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 11159

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

One of AAs biggest problems is not knowing who they want to be; either full service or LCC. One sets foots on a LUS plane and it's like traveling backwards. The brand is in crisis; look at the way cabin crew members are dressed (besides the alleged uniform drama); one wonders if they own a mirror. L...

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by PRAirbus
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of new WORLD Airways???
Replies: 0
Views: 984

Status of new WORLD Airways???

Anyone familiar with the status of this USA based ULCC? There is a website promoting a new colorful brand, 787s and service to/from MIA. However the site appears was last updated months ago in 2018. Curious to know what happened.

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by PRAirbus
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the US eventualy end up with just 3 major flag carriers
Replies: 29
Views: 4165

Re: Could the US eventualy end up with just 3 major flag carriers

Spirit and Southwest are not going away...Alaska is a strong carrier; well known brand in the Pacific NW. I do wonder about Hawaiian's future; too small and running out of markets to expand. jetBlue's long awaited next step is about to be revealed. Who will be the next airline to fail or go away???

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by PRAirbus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11718

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

There are remarkable differences between LUS and LAA fleets. Majority of LUS fleet is still bare bones; very spartan like going back to 1990s. I avoid booking flights operated by LUS planes. You would rather be on an ancient LAA 767 than a comfortable LUS A321? [photoid][/photoid] I dislike the anc...

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by PRAirbus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 54977

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Any activity with the AA B763 fleet? I guess they have 23 frames currently; they should be retired A.S.A.P. a reliability nightmare fleet! needs to GO! MIA needs a 787 or A330 on the MXP route.

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by PRAirbus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?
Replies: 31
Views: 4674

Re: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?

Would LEVEL take over IB's operations in the Caribbean? I doubt HAV, SDQ and SJU are markets for IBs Business Class; those times $$$ are gone. The Caribbean is very LCC nowadays. IB likely returned to SJU as a result of Puerto Rico's government incentives; I'm curious how their SJU loads are. BA lef...

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by PRAirbus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11718

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

There are remarkable differences between LUS and LAA fleets. Majority of LUS fleet is still bare bones; very spartan like going back to 1990s. I avoid booking flights operated by LUS planes.

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by PRAirbus
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 63
Views: 12463

Re: AA213/214 going from 752 to MAX8

Very, very, very bad...from a customer experience perspective! why would anyone choose AA over a LCC like GOL? it'll be a very similar LCC product! sad! :/ Really the only difference between AA's 7M8 and GOL is that AA has an additional literature pocket at the top of the seat xD wonder what modifi...

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by PRAirbus
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 63
Views: 12463

Re: AA213/214 going from 752 to MAX8

Very, very, very bad...from a customer experience perspective! why would anyone choose AA over a LCC like GOL? it'll be a very similar LCC product! sad! :/

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by PRAirbus
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13771

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Many AA employees are so bitter! bitter at home; blame AA for everything and sadly take it on the customers. FAs lack basic knowledge about the competition and perform as if they were doing customers a favor. AA needs to implement a secret shopper initiative from the curb to baggage claim including ...

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by PRAirbus
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAAG In Portugal
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: TAAG In Portugal

Surprising they fly a B773 for those routes; do they fly long haul consistently besides GRU or is it another "national pride" inefficient airline??

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by PRAirbus
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAAG In Portugal
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: TAAG In Portugal

Surprising they fly a B773 for those routes; do they fly long haul consistently besides GRU or is it another "national pride" inefficient airline??

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by PRAirbus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 38059

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

too bad some new markets will be flown on 767s! oh, wow! not a good idea... :/ can't wait until they are all retired.

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by PRAirbus
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330 domestic routes
Replies: 36
Views: 8352

Re: American A330 domestic routes

Hello, just saw that American actually uses a B767 between PHL and SFO Does anyone know the reason for this changes? When is the A330 on this route again. Thanks a lot That PHL-SFO flight has been all over. I guess they determine which aircraft will fly it based on the operational availability of a...

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by PRAirbus
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13659

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

AA might have proved too big and too complex for the ex-America West/USAirways team to handle. Seems they underestimated AA's complexity and toxic labor relationships. Parker's team has yet to decide what they want "the post merger AA" to be...looks like they want to turn AA into a hybrid ...

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by PRAirbus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10653

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

Bravo, Delta! always innovating! Great experiment, hope it sticks. The other USA Major carriers wouldn't even dare such a move; they would have labor revolts!

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by PRAirbus
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 134623

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

the 767 number will start decreasing too! those rust buckets are operational nightmares and the interiors very shabby. Too bad they are not scheduled to go away at a faster pace...looks like after the end of this summer around (6) frames will be retired, more in 2019!

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by PRAirbus
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 10703

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

Great to see the 767 fleet dwindling! Good riddance, they need to go away soon! (6) leaving this year and last (5) in 2020; 18 active in 2019.

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by PRAirbus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Great breakfast in First Class on the American Airlines A321 from Denver to Charlotte
Replies: 13
Views: 11281

Re: Great breakfast in First Class on the American Airlines A321 from Denver to Charlotte

Looks like a basic "bare bones" USAirways service standard on a USAirways "spartan" A321...nothing to write home about. :/

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by PRAirbus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2807

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

Not bad at all...clean, classic, simple. Very elegant!

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by PRAirbus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2807

future AZ uniforms revealed when?

Anyone knows when the future uniforms by Alberta Ferretti will be revealed? Very curious about the initiative since poor Alitalia should pay attention to more important matters like surviving.

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by PRAirbus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 4216

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

Kudos to Delta for making heads turn and for their latest fashion statement. They put other US carriers to shame especially in the employee professional appearance front. Bravo!

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by PRAirbus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 4216

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

Kudos to Delta for making heads turn and for their latest fashion statement. They put other US carriers to shame especially in the employee professional appearance front. Bravo!

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by PRAirbus
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2368

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

Don't be surprised when the low season starts in September, IB will reduce service. Most airlines dramatically reduce service during the peak of the hurricane season. Hope IB will maintain permanent service.

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by PRAirbus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 66296

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

heard about widebody adjustments...SJU loses A330 service around late March when SJU-PHL switches to 763 in April. (1) SJU-MIA-SJU will become a 763 in April and starting in June 1 additional 763 to MIA for a total of (2) 763s to MIA.

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by PRAirbus
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia to add frequencies to Puerto Rico
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: Iberia to add frequencies to Puerto Rico

Good news especially due to the bad post-hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico; I thought IB had suspended all services to SJU after Hurricane Maria. When did they restart?

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by PRAirbus
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: PAWA Dominicana Airlines operations temporarily suspended

How many airplanes are on PAWAs fleet? Weren't they owned by Aserca from Venezuela?

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by PRAirbus
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJU operations post hurricane
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Re: SJU operations post hurricane

would you know how many departures jetBlue have? have they eliminated routes/destinations?

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by PRAirbus
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJU operations post hurricane
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

SJU operations post hurricane

Was wondering about the extent of SJU service cuts after hurricane Maria. I do not think any major airlines are currently overnighting aircraft & crew in San Juan...very curious to know how many flights jetBlue is operating since SJU is one of their focus cities. AA is down to 8 or 9 daily depar...

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by PRAirbus
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 8171

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

AA has always reduced frequencies during the "low slow season of SEP/OCT"; these last reductions were most dramatic however by late/mid NOV thru the holiday season AA will be operating 18 daily departures out of SJU. PHL, ORD, CLT, MIA, DFW will have daily frequencies. PHL will continue wi...

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by PRAirbus
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air Debuts New Uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Re: EVA Air Debuts New Uniform

That color...I know it's the company's palette but perhaps something more upbeat, more happy, more creative. The style is not that bad.

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by PRAirbus
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 36
Views: 7994

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

After EZE, now GRU crews got the axe. I wonder how this will affect the quality of BA services and eventual emergencies. What emergencies? How could quality of service be affected? If you look at EK, they have multinational staff based on out of DXB. Can't all crew be based out of BA hubs? Portugue...

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by PRAirbus
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 36
Views: 7994

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

I am pretty sure BA has plenty of UK based FAs qualified in Portuguese; I know quite a few...if there is an "emergency" onboard they will be able to assist customers.

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by PRAirbus
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue 2Q17 $211M Profit
Replies: 21
Views: 4505

Re: Jetblue 2Q17 $211M Profit

I am curious how SJU is performing for B6; how many daily departures do they operate out of SJU? Is there still SJU flights to/from nearby islands? I heard B6's current terminal would get a larger FIS/Customs facility...any feedback would be interesting.

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by PRAirbus
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 25534

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Oh, well...one thing about ME3 Flight Attendants...they look the part and honor the profession. Always looking classy, respectable, sharp, professional and elegant. Most FAs in the USA look terrible, no pride...sad but very TRUE...always have an excuse to look messy. Age is not much of an issue...I ...

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by PRAirbus
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SJU regain hub status?
Replies: 42
Views: 6848

Re: Could SJU regain hub status?

After the summer peak season (late AUG-SEP) SJU will get noticeable schedule reductions especially on weekdays. On Tuesday; AA will reduce departures to MIA from 7 to 5; no more JFK; DFW 1 flight from 2; no CLT and no PHL. PHL and ORD will operate 6 times per week; CLT only on weekends. AA will add ...

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by PRAirbus
Fri May 05, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 17843

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

DFW-AMS on a 767...good luck! bad decision to launch a new and long sector on a 1980's plane. :/

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by PRAirbus
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 26955

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

AA is not removing IFE from the seatbacks on the planes that have it...

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by PRAirbus
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 10144

Re: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?

the AA rumor mill indicates the A333s will be kept around a longer time...probably some longhaul flying from MIA late this year...shifting some 763s to PHL-Europe. A333s make sense from MIA to South America and Europe with the exception of LHR (B777s).

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