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by hooverman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 581867

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

He sounds much more qualified than many key positions in government these days. He sure does. The fact that he is a pilot that was type rated on the 737 also helps a lot in this situation. Nobody can give him a "dog and pony show." Boeing has been known to have a couple, well maybe more t...

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by hooverman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 581867

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

seahawk wrote:
The FAA will test all this and the MAX will be the safest plane it its class when it returns to service early October.


October? What airline? Worldwide?

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by hooverman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 161
Views: 37089

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

Agreed, and that their partner airlines DL and AF are at Haneda. Are you sure KLM even wants to fly to HND? Perhaps NRT is more attractive for KLM as others are leaving for HND. I see no reason why specifically KLM would prefer NRT above HND when every other airline seems to prefer HND. Most likely...

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by hooverman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 161
Views: 37089

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

I guess countries like New Zealand, Switzerland missed out again. I'd say AMS/The Netherlands is the biggest loser here: AMS will be the only airport with more than daily NRT service by the local carrier in a country with no HND slots. Agreed, and that their partner airlines DL and AF are at Haneda...

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by hooverman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Pakistan Airspace closed for Indian Flights yet again
Replies: 17
Views: 4609

Re: Rumor: Pakistan Airspace closed for Indian Flights yet again

Apparently a decision to ban Pakistani airspace to India could be imminent within 48 Hours According to Pakistani news sources: The issue of Air India flight carrying Prime Minister of India using Pakistani airspace was raised at Pakistan's federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Kh...

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by hooverman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2733

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

FlyRow wrote:
Weren't they interested again a while back?

JAL also lost there grandfather rights I believe at Schiphol, so getting slots wont be easy.


ANA requested slots for a couple of years but nothing happened. And that was before the slot constraint so if they really wanted they would have got them.

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by hooverman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2733

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

JAL dropped AMS a few years ago. They flew the 744 daily for years.

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by hooverman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 9006

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

I think the Netherlands in itself as a major European trade hub and one of US's major trade partners in Europe creates a huge market for transatlantic business related traffic. Als keep in mind that the Randstad in itself can be considered a metropolis with almost eight million people. Exactly. Peo...

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by hooverman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 31176

Re: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes

Was hoping for DEN-AMS as it’s the last major UA hub not connected to AMS. Maybe KL will beat them to it.

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by hooverman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 737 MAX Misconceptions: An Engineer's View
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: The Boeing 737 MAX Misconceptions: An Engineer's View

The article was already posted in the Max grounding thread.
It was received well by the Boeing fanboys and not so well with the rest.

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by hooverman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13563

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

According to the article Lionair has said to follow all orders from the Government.
With the fines and all it will be an expensive thing to do.

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by hooverman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9622

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

Let's blame the pilots for screwing up because it can't be Boeing's fault.

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by hooverman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11374

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

I think the 77E is the right plane for them. The A330 or 787 is the right plane for them. They are hardly making it a secret that this is all about getting a cheap plane. 777-200ERs are dirt cheap, they can be had for practically scrap value. 242t A330-300s, A330-900s and 787s can't. That’s right b...

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by hooverman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6313

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

Are the Chinese airlines all state owned?

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by hooverman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11374

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

BasilFawlty wrote:
If cargo is important why don’t they take an ex. CX/EK/9W 77W?


Because the 77W would be overkill?
Remember Kenya Airways also had the 77W and they also carry lots of cargo but still the 77W was too large for them.
I think the 77E is the right plane for them.

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by hooverman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 70
Views: 17906

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Because this route is so difficult for PAL. More like Europe is a challenge for Southeast Asian airlines other than SG/TG/VN. Even MH now only serves London and mainly due to colonial and business relations, and I presume VN is more due to the partnership feeds. MH already dropped almost all of the...

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by hooverman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways Europe network
Replies: 23
Views: 5790

Re: Thai airways Europe network

21pilots wrote:
It's time for a comeback into AMS now CI is gone.


CI isn't gone it just doesn't fly to BKK anymore.
Although it would be nice to see Thai at AMS I just don't see it happening.
There is EVA and KLM nonstop and then there is the ME3.

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by hooverman
Fri May 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16548

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Making DL at AMS larger than AA at LHR. This isn't quite true. Here are the totals from May through August of this year: AA to LHR: Flights = 5,166, Seats = 1,474,484 DL to AMS: Flights = 5,080, Seats = 1,390,860 So they're essentially the same size, though AA to LHR is a bit bigger. It’s about tot...

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by hooverman
Thu May 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 70
Views: 17906

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

This is only a scenario IF the Dutch government places a limit on fares. So nothing confirmed and they don’t want to reduce their flights. That limit would mean the London flight would operate at a loss. This acc to Dutch news; https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/garuda-drei...

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by hooverman
Tue May 07, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13079

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

I think it is stupid. KL should know better. The dutch have a traumatic experience with the MH17 shot down above Ukraine which cost many Dutch and other lives. This could cause quit a stir in the media if they found out. Fake outrage much? Not really. Flying over a country that launches missles wit...

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by hooverman
Tue May 07, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13079

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

I think it is stupid. KL should know better. The dutch have a traumatic experience with the MH17 shot down above Ukraine which cost many Dutch and other lives.
This could cause quit a stir in the media if they found out.

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by hooverman
Mon May 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 291
Views: 36076

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I wonder how everyone would be reacting if they couldn't post instantly on the Internet. Do you all really think beating a dead horse over and over makes it truth? Boeing is a business, and business owned by people (as all businesses are). It is not good for any business to have a product that fail...

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by hooverman
Mon May 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 291
Views: 36076

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

This happens every time their is a high profile crash. I remember the DC-10 hysteria in the late 1970's. Boeing made mistakes with the max but they do not build unsafe aircraft. Neither does Airbus. The problems will be fixed. People need to chill. Nobody wanted or expected this to happen. People d...

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by hooverman
Mon May 06, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 291
Views: 36076

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

This happens every time their is a high profile crash. I remember the DC-10 hysteria in the late 1970's. Boeing made mistakes with the max but they do not build unsafe aircraft. Neither does Airbus. The problems will be fixed. People need to chill. Nobody wanted or expected this to happen. People d...

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by hooverman
Thu May 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 55680

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

Stop feeding the troll. :banghead:

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by hooverman
Wed May 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 55680

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

Olddog wrote:
I guess that usax777 is moyangmm new name ?


LOL. It’s to obvious.

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by hooverman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8998

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

oldannyboy wrote:
As much as I love the 321neoLR...is anyone out there secretly wishing we were seeing more A310s instead?...


Oh for sure. I love the older machines. Just as I rather see A340’s, MD11’s or 747’s then A330’s or 777’s. The rarer the better.

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by hooverman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 13081

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

I am sure an airport the size of AMS can easily absorb extra passengers from such an increase... however, yesterday I was at VIE and having TK's A333 on top of regular traffic was no fun. The rather small terminal got extremely overcrowded really fast. Actually, at peak times the widebody capable g...

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by hooverman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 13081

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

Some airlines are upgauging their aircraft for the summer season to AMS:
-China Airlines: from A350-900 to 777-300ER
-China Eastern: from A330-200 to A350-900
-Air Canada: from A330-300 to 777-300ER
-Air Baltic: from 737-500 to A220-300

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by hooverman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6703

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

TTailedTiger wrote:
Such a double standard. Look at the recent AA and DL drunk pilots showing up for work threads. All kinds of sympathy in those threads and people saying they shouldn't be fired.


Exactly.

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by hooverman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern A350 & 787 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 4612

Re: China Eastern A350 & 787 routes

They will fly the A350 to AMS from April onwards.

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by hooverman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 20217

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Cathay Pacific now uses the A350-1000 instead of the B777-300ER on the HKG-AMS route. Initially 5 times a week but from January onwards 7 times a week.

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by hooverman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unserved markets from Frankfurt
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Re: Unserved markets from Frankfurt

intothinair wrote:
Wuhan
Changsha
Hangzhou
Dalian
Kunming



If were going to add these kind of cities this could be a long thread.
These are probably large cities but there are a lot of them in China.

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by hooverman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denver: Future International Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 5663

Re: Denver: Future International Flights

- Amsterdam could be in the works as Denver is one of its largest unserved markets and AMS authorities have DEN as a target destination (from a 2017 publication). Problem is would DL or KLM serve the route with SLC being close by and DEN being a star hub? Plus when was the last time KLM added a non...

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by hooverman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9079

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

More than plenty of FO candidates in Europe and the legacies have plenty of senior FO's waiting for a left seat. LCC's are keeping up with demand for the left seat. Direct entry captains are in high demand, but nothing unusual, they have always been. There is no pilot shortage, there has never been...

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by hooverman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9079

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

IMHO this was punishment for striking. I'm certainly not a union fanboy, but when companies can act like the old Ford... It must be addressed. So I side with the pilots. The EU needs just labor laws that cross boarders. I'm not a fan of what many unions have become (agitators for dues), but in this...

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by hooverman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 614
Views: 211677

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Iemand91 wrote:
She should be placed at the hotel in February 2019.


Call me cynical but I believe it when I see it.

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by hooverman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17461

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

The fierce reactions are a surprise. Not really. People on this site are very attached to their favorite and/or employer airline so it's understandable even when it's irrational. The article is saying that Norwegian is now the largest foreign transatlantic carrier. BA previously held that spot. Who...

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by hooverman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 4048

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

How is the resistance against the new runway? Do they really need a third runway? Heathrow has multiple times as many passengers and movements on two runways why does OSL need three? How is the resistance against the new runway? Various enviromentalist groups in Norway are against it and wants Norw...

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by hooverman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 99 today
Replies: 12
Views: 3359

Re: KLM 99 today

https://www.klm.com/corporate/en/about-klm/history/
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Here’s a link to KLM’s history:

https://www.klm.com/corporate/en/about-klm/history/

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by hooverman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 4048

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

How is the resistance against the new runway?

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by hooverman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 13880

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

Lexy wrote:
He fly’s Economy on all his flights. He also has to purchase his tickets like any normal traveler. He is not offered flight benefits like a regular employee.


LOL. Yeah right. Read the article and it’s links and you will know he only flew it because he was under pressure from critics.

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by hooverman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 7167

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

In The Netherlands major infrastructure work is also mostly done in the summer months. This is because it has the least impact on the economy. Most people work outside the summer.

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by hooverman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 99 today
Replies: 12
Views: 3359

Re: KLM 99 today

KLM should steal Mary Parsons from BA and get one over them I imagine it wouldn't be too hard for KL to pull some strings in the Dutch government and grant her honorary Dutch citizenship and hold the ceremony at the same time as her birthday/the 100th anniversary celebration. It would be a lighthea...

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by hooverman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 99 today
Replies: 12
Views: 3359

Re: KLM 99 today

According to Wikipedia (I know...) BA started as Imperial Airways in 1924. Also not 99 years ago.

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by hooverman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8967

Re: AA to AMS

And while I wouldn't be shocked if DFW-AMS went year round in favor of PHL-AMS, there becomes a point where how can PHL be called the main TA gateway when 65+% of the PHL TA destinations are seasonal Why would they make PHL-AMS seasonal? The flight has been around forever and has been upgauged this...

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by hooverman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8967

Re: AA to AMS

Also, remember the correct term is "upgauge" or "downgauge" when a smaller or larger plane is substituted. Upgrade or downgrade refers to class of service on board. Going from a AA 767 to 772 seems like an upgrade to me ;) In the old days, I might agree, but with "slim seat...

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by hooverman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8967

Re: AA to AMS

You’re probably right I was just thinking more so as to why they only have two hubs serving this route and not more of not all of them. AA never served AMS untill they inherited the US Airways PHL route a few years ago. The opening of DFW was a surprise (to me). I have always seen AA as conservativ...

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