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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: 52805

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: 10275

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: 879

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: 3922

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: 74
Views: 11255

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: 53251

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: 4448

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: 74
Views: 11255

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: 12100

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: 12100

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: 13169

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: 2288

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: 2288

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: 36634

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: 7730

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: 13347

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: 10406

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: 130535

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: 10347

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: 10270

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: 2717

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: 2717

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: 4067

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: 4067

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: 2310

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: 63542

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: 1430

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: 2002

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: 1829

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: 1829

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: 8064

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: 2372

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: 7919

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: 7919

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: 4444

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: 25202

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: 6739

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: 17576

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: 26477

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: 9965

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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by PRAirbus
Mon May 23, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A319s What Is Different About Them?
Replies: 36
Views: 16279

RE: AA A319s What Is Different About Them?

AA Airbuses have AVOD; power ports; etc. LUS A319/A321s are a "Spartan fleet"; bare bones; no amenities besides wifi. LUS planes interiors is way inferior to even AA757/767s. A pity Parker and his team decided to keep LUS planes with no AVOD. If you fly out of <acronym title="Philadelphia - Internat...

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by PRAirbus
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 CEO Reaffirms Interest In A321LR
Replies: 27
Views: 10481

RE: B6 CEO Reaffirms Interest In A321LR

It isn't a matter of "if" but when <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> will expand to longer routes once the A321LRs arrive. If <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> were to merge; who would be a right fit? ULCC <acronym title="Spirit Airlines (USA)">NK</acronym> has a ...

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by PRAirbus
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA/CO Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 5051

RE: EA/CO Interior

Did EAL 757s have any kind of IFE? They were flown on Transcons and some Latin America markets. What was special about EALs 757s if they had no amenities onboard?

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by PRAirbus
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nostalgia! EA '85 ORD Flight Attendant Bid Sheet
Replies: 26
Views: 7013

RE: Nostalgia! EA '85 ORD Flight Attendant Bid Sheet

Interesting! thanks for sharing! would be cool to see one from <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>; <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (...

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by PRAirbus
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011/500 Routes By Pan Am And BA
Replies: 57
Views: 7356

RE: L-1011/500 Routes By Pan Am And BA

I recall PA L15s in <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (Isla Verde) (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym> probably during the late 70s; not sure about the routing but I believe it originated in <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK)...

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by PRAirbus
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's 757 Business Class Refurb?
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

RE: AA's 757 Business Class Refurb?

The Zodiac seat lack of inventory mess with the B772 has pushed back some projects; likely the 75L is delayed too...<acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> will have multiple 757 configurations including legacy USAirways 757s. Does anyone know AAs intention with LUS 757s? are LUS 75Ls ...

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by PRAirbus
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms For 2016-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 10309

RE: New Uniforms For 2016-2017

good to see a fashion trend in North American / USA carriers; pity airlines in USA do not enforce grooming guidelines; women often with hair down and messy; no make up, etc. I have noticed many crew members carrying tons of luggage; some look like they are going on a 7 day trip...do they notice or c...

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by PRAirbus
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms For 2016-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 10309

RE: New Uniforms For 2016-2017

Wasn't the new ALITALIA getting new uniforms soon? I thought the new livery and interiors were the 1st phase of the new brand. Any thoughts?

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by PRAirbus
Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Restructuring, Ground A340s, Drop BCN, FCO, JFK
Replies: 84
Views: 35246

RE: AR Restructuring, Ground A340s, Drop BCN, FCO, JFK

Is AR still serving NZ; ANZ will surely make ARs life more difficult; ANZ has better everything compared to Argentinas.

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by PRAirbus
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?
Replies: 37
Views: 9636

RE: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?

They could definitely start scheduled service from <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> to places like <acronym title="Santo Domingo (- Las Americas International / Jose Francisco Pena Gomez) (SDQ / MDSD), ...

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