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by dfdubflyer
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Ah, how could I forget. I knew something was off when I wrote it!

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by dfdubflyer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

So does that mean for a brief period in the spring that BNA will have service to all of American's hubs (LGA/JFK, PHL, DCA, MIA, ORD, DFW, PHX, and LAX)?

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by dfdubflyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

The Authority developed the BNA Vision from the 2013 Master Plan to address the need for major renovation and expansion. The BNA Vision currently includes the following four phases: BNA Vision 1.0 - Elements include the construction of a new six-story 2,200 space parking garage (completed in Decemb...

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by dfdubflyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

So if I’m reading this right, they already issued bonds for part of Vision 2.0? Yes, portions of the 2019 bonds will go towards BNA Vision 2.0 Interesting, but I see not much is going towards Vision 2.0, so it looks like the new Concourse A will sadly be delayed for a while. I wouldn’t interpret it...

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by dfdubflyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I took some screenshots from BNA’s most recent bond offering: https://imgur.com/DnoJCys https://imgur.com/94Ronat https://imgur.com/Cldglvp https://imgur.com/y2lj2uu https://imgur.com/4nv3NKz https://imgur.com/fruGXje https://imgur.com/1Tfe7DJ They don’t break out the IAF portion of the new termina...

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by dfdubflyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I took some screenshots from BNA’s most recent bond offering: https://imgur.com/DnoJCys https://imgur.com/94Ronat https://imgur.com/Cldglvp https://imgur.com/y2lj2uu https://imgur.com/4nv3NKz https://imgur.com/fruGXje https://imgur.com/1Tfe7DJ They don’t break out the IAF portion of the new terminal...

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by dfdubflyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Just a reminder to everyone to discuss the topic without trying to provoke one another and to keep personal attacks out of the discussion You mean limit ourselves to BNA fanfare and avoid discussion of actual issues? Got it. Nashville needed a bigger airport to handle growth the growth they’ve expe...

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by dfdubflyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Doubtful. That traffic can easily route through DFW, ORD, ATL, IAH, IAD and a host of other places. And if BNA was such a great performer for BA, why did they drop it during the pandemic? BA has continued to provide pax and/or cargo service to a number of North American markets, but BNA is not one ...

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by dfdubflyer
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 356
Views: 67211

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I was looking over the 8-k AA just filed with the SEC https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/node/38321/html and had a question. If anyone recommends a good place to read up on this and get smart I would appreciate it. The $2.1B in planes and parts they can claim as assets and the $1B in property mak...

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by dfdubflyer
Fri May 29, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343909

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I am admittedly not particularly familiar with the Milan market, but it does seem like there is decent long-haul demand. Would a carrier like Level (if they perhaps kept a small J cabin up front) find demand at MXP for long haul? It just seems like the Milan market is too wealthy and populous to hav...

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by dfdubflyer
Thu May 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54497

Re: British Airways route updates

chonetsao wrote:
SeanM1997 wrote:
Summer seasonal gone for S20 (unclear if they will return):
- Podgorica (TGD)


I did not know BA flied LHR-TGD! Is that a summer only route? I always thought TGD would be a Gatwick route.


It never actually started. It was to be a new summer seasonal route this year.

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by dfdubflyer
Thu May 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Can't remember if I saw this posted definitively, but WN to take all of Concourse D per Twitter

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by dfdubflyer
Thu May 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21576

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

At first brush it sounds absurd, however IAG has clearly been interested in the VIE market already. It's hard to think they'd actually want to take over OS as it's currently constituted, but maybe they think the group has some excess widebodies (with the lack of demand the next few years) that could...

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by dfdubflyer
Mon May 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2855

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

Amazing. I'm desperate to travel someplace so $200 seems totally worth it once the UK allows movement again.

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by dfdubflyer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Any idea why those airlines went first into the new section? I guess because they're on the northern half of the airport and small? I remember as a kid flying through BNA we walked by Capitol Hill several times but it was always "too fancy" for our airport meal (and too slow), but I rememb...

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by dfdubflyer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines paint scheme
Replies: 20
Views: 6222

Re: American Airlines paint scheme

Did Jonnyc have a rumor a few months back we'd see a change soon? Could be related to this I think that this is the wrong time to tout a 'rebirth' or 'rededication to service' or 'new beginning', especially with a potential BK, a literal decimation of payroll, and 5% load factors. That, and I like ...

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines paint scheme
Replies: 20
Views: 6222

Re: American Airlines paint scheme

Did Jonnyc have a rumor a few months back we'd see a change soon? Could be related to this

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by dfdubflyer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44309

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

Is anyone bullish on LAX and/or IAD if the “smaller carrier emerges” theory continues? I know those two topics have been beaten to death over the years but the hub consolidation theory many are discussing seems to leave those two without a clear purpose beyond an AA @ JFK tailored presence.

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by dfdubflyer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Hopefully this gives BNA time to breathe and adjust to phase 1.0 and make a clear-eyed decision about 2.0. It may still be needed, or, we may find that it doesn't need to start for several more years. As disruptive as the rebuild of the central terminal will be a couple years of slightly less full m...

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by dfdubflyer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

badbnatraffic wrote:
Just read that DL is suspending their Paris flight from CVG because of the virus. Wonder if BA here may do the same...


As far as I've seen I dont think that LHR has suspended slot rules, so I would think that they'll keep going until that happens

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by dfdubflyer
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 19144

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

What’s going on with the design of Terminal F? Have they made a decision on what it is going to look like? It’s been very quiet for several months. I believe last I read they were trying to see if F could be built in phases. I could be wrong but just my impression is that TRIP was quite expensive v...

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 19144

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

We dont know what it'll look like, but we know some of the food... and if Terminal F has an Eatzi's I already know I love it:

https://www.papercitymag.com/culture/travel/dfw-airport-new-3-billion-terminal-f-food-hall-eatzis/

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by dfdubflyer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Maybe WN should be forced to give up gates to NK since WN can't grow with the MAX grounded. :spin: Already giving up gates to American. Speaking of which, Doug gave some details today on the construction. Concourse D is scheduled to open on July 16th in the evening. The lobby will close in January ...

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139006

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

So in the absence of a crew base does that 789 do something like ORD-LHR-SEA-BLR-SEA-LHR-ORD (rather than a domestic widebody to get the a/c to SEA)?

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139006

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

So American is going to build an Intl hub at SEA without any domestic presence? AA will have the largest domestic presence in SEA in the form of AS. Does American make money on AS flying somebody to SEA and connecting them onto AA metal that AS puts their code on? I dont know the answer to that but...

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139006

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

jfk777 wrote:
dfdubflyer wrote:
So American is going to build an Intl hub at SEA without any domestic presence?



AA probably will not to Asia any time soon but this will help their OW partners Cathay Pacific and JAL with their SEA flights. British Airways will also benefit too.


Huh? They announced a flight to Bangalore...

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139006

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

So American is going to build an Intl hub at SEA without any domestic presence? I'm curious about Alaska's strategy. it seems like lately they've drawn down a lot of mid-con from SFO to retrench in PNW. I do wonder if being a part of OW would make some of those flights suddenly more tenable if AA FF...

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

But the cap on mainline flights expire right? Yes, because AA will be able to send in hub levels of mainline flights. Once the contract is ratified, I think we'll see PHX, and up gauging to LGA, DCA, and ORD. And then hopefully a new and bigger Admirals Club once A is rebuilt. I'd add BOS to that l...

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by dfdubflyer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38028

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

I think someone said earlier, “best bet is to fly to a strong FF base for DL? Would IND fit that bill? On the IND thread the state has been pretty clear they would like another Europe route, not saying that would be LHR but that’s the most logical for IND. I don't get why everyone is focused on a U...

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by dfdubflyer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38028

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

The safest add would probably be a US city with a strong DL FF bade where they would only be competing with BA RDU for instance RDU is already flown by AA with a 777 daily from Heathrow. Can't see a second flight in such a niche market, even a 767 would be too much capacity. Well I think they would...

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by dfdubflyer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38028

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

The safest add would probably be a US city with a strong DL FF bade where they would only be competing with BA RDU for instance

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 15664

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

Interesting move re: RwandAir. QR has been a good member of oneworld as it relates to investing in other members and bringing people into the alliance (AT). Hopefully this is the beginning of them enhancing Rwandair for eventual oneWorld entry!

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by dfdubflyer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nostrum's big domestic expansion S20. Getting ready for the end of Iberia Regional?
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

Re: Air Nostrum's big domestic expansion S20. Getting ready for the end of Iberia Regional?

These routes make sense to me. They’re routes with moderate demand which have less completion from the HSR system. I believe Air Nostrum has always had some non-MAD inter-Spain routes

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by dfdubflyer
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7848

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

From my own personal experience, and my biggest bug bear, IB need to sort out it’s ground services and flight crews. A former employer of mine said “People are our greatest asset”; IB ground/flight crews come across as unresponsive and rude. This is something it will take years to sort out. It´s ba...

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by dfdubflyer
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I dont think the E-140s to JFK are a new reduction or a nail in the coffin. I can remember flying those to/from New York to connect for family vacations to Europe as far back as '12. I haven't checked the schedule lately but they used to work well ex-BNA for the TATL bank. This flight work for a spe...

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by dfdubflyer
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13205

Re: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes

Billings up to double daily from DFW. These upper Mountain West adds from DFW the last 18 months or so seem to be doing reasonably well for American.

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by dfdubflyer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Does this mean it’s going daily year round? I’ve been interested in WN’s future in BNA, that I forgot about BA. I saw on BNA’s 2019 recap that BA was going daily. Not sure if that was for summer only or not, but I’ll definitely take a look. It was 5x summer/4x winter weekly 788 flights initially. L...

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by dfdubflyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities
Replies: 88
Views: 16336

Re: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities

Wilmington out of left field, no? Sure but it’s a Saturday-only flight for leisure travelers, probably using an ERJ175 otherwise parked on a Saturday, like the Caribbean Saturday flying. Interesting. Different cities vacation different places... I didn't realize that Wilmington was a vacation desti...

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by dfdubflyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities
Replies: 88
Views: 16336

Re: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities

Wilmington out of left field, no?

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by dfdubflyer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 19144

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

I think DFW is now up to 250 destinations. Looks to be 259: https://www.flightsfrom.com/DFW/destinations That has to be a mistake, how can Dallas have more flights than BOS? How could it possibly be a mistake? DFW handles far more passengers than BOS, and is the largest hub for the world’s largest ...

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by dfdubflyer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199965

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

No carpet in those renderings! :shock:

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by dfdubflyer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 166686

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Per JonNYC, there’s rumors of a “funky” AA domestic route to be announced this week https://mobile.twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1203793774645776385 Gonna have to say Phoenix/Los Angeles to Key West :stirthepot: Seems Dear Jon’s sources have dried up... A “funky” new route may be the vaguest title eve...

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by dfdubflyer
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 166686

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

On the subject of DFW-TLV a recent list from Dallas Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/12/dfw-airport-international-routes.html I would have never guessed that DFW-TLV was the airport's top unserved international route.... basically ever haha. Of the next 9 BCN seems l...

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by dfdubflyer
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 166686

Re: American Airlines Goes Daily On DFW-TLV

Same thing happened with the PHX-LHR flight. Cool. PHX-LHR was always daily. AA only extended the flight to year-round from seasonal. DFW-TLV was always year-round. Always year-round, but I don’t believe it was daily before. Those launch subsidies really help as an insurance policy here I would thi...

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by dfdubflyer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199965

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like BA will begin introducing the 787-10 with the new club suite product into their fleet in Q1 2020 starting with the LHR-ATL route. What are the chances we see one of these planes in Nashville considering BA’s success on the LHR-BNA route? Is the route still 5x weekly in the winter on t...

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by dfdubflyer
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27008

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

I personally love the new livery and was a much-needed freshening. The flight symbol does get a little bit lost on the a/c (although it's well integrated elsewhere in their branding). This may be apocryphal but I heard they first viewed the current paint in sunny Fort Worth and were easily able to s...

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by dfdubflyer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia re-starts Dulles
Replies: 42
Views: 6016

Re: Iberia start Dulles

I believe this is a re-start for IB at IAD, no?

Helps round out the OW presence a little more for DC-based flyers.

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by dfdubflyer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199965

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Wow. This thread has been accused by many (perhaps rightly so) of fanboyism at times, but I'm blown away by them looking at expanding a concourse which hasn't even opened yet. I feel like the A rebuild had been bandied about but seems to have taken a real step forward from the conceptual future visi...

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by dfdubflyer
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61724

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Investor presentation on the acquisition: https://www.iairgroup.com/~/media/Files/I/IAG/documents/20191104%20-%20Air%20Europa%20analyst%20presentation.pdf I didn't realize quite how large AirEuropa was EU-SA compared to Iberia (doubles their size it says!), and was also trying to figure out what the...

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