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by uberflieger
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 69
Views: 10570

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

Parker today: "They (DL) came back with the tail between their legs" and yes, they accepted the previous conditions... :mrgreen:

Kirby (UA) must be fuming

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by uberflieger
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Posts $425 Q4 Profit/ $3.1B FY17
Replies: 26
Views: 4034

Re: AAL profit; not so good !

727LOVER wrote:
http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/American-Airlines-Group-Reports-Fourth-Quarter-and-Full-Year-Profit/default.aspx


That's for 2016 ;)

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by uberflieger
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 154
Views: 19646

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

I'd email them and specifically request a refund because you relied on their staff's wrong information. :checkmark: Even faster is a Tweet. American Airlines gets back to you in 20 minutes on average and responds the most of any North American carrier according to a recent survey posted on TPG. :ai...

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by uberflieger
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25429

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

alan3 wrote:
Wasn't there talk of seats that don't recline but the seat slide forward instead?


:checkmark:

Not just talk. It's reality. American Airlines.

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by uberflieger
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 194
Views: 42775

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

I am sure they (LH) prefer IAG (U2) over AB :checkmark: IAG has a poor record competing in LH Group core markets and the AB 'takeover' only added to Lufti's dominance. Also WW still has to show he can successfully compete in the LCC segment. Vueling so far has failed as a Pan European carrier, but ...

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by uberflieger
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 11286

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

VC10er wrote:
Is AA selling F at F prices?


Parker (and Kirby at the time) told Wall Street analysts he did not believe in F and was going to kill it. Then he saw the numbers. In the meantime he has invested in the product big time.

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by uberflieger
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 11130

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

Curious, does anybody know when the 5 new gates will be finished?

:airplane:

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by uberflieger
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 16195

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

LH982 wrote:
Sure let's dumb it down properly and call it a plant. No need for any if this specific stuff


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by uberflieger
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20062

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

You have to be braindead if you think the way to attract the MAN premium payer is to stop or reduce non-stop services and get them to route over LHR or DUB instead You're calling WW 'braindead'? ;) "British travellers will enjoy connections via Dublin from cities such as Birmingham, Manchester...

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by uberflieger
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20062

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I do think AA at ORD is in jeopardy Hm, yeah, that's why AA is spending millions building 5 new gates for additional flights. ;) The MAN cut back shouldn't surprise anybody. The rising star is Dublin, a growing IAG hub with EI / FR connections to the UK regions and beyond. I believe AA ORD-DUB even...

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by uberflieger
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 33
Views: 8245

Re: Unconfirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

Skyblue39 wrote:
The flights are available for booking on aerlingus.com, EI114/EI115


Could this be an indication Aer Lingus will finally join the AA / IAG TATL JV & Oneworld? :bigthumbsup:

:airplane:

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by uberflieger
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 20572

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

commavia wrote:
key quote: [i]"American Airlines is committed to Philadelphia, and we’re committed very strongly for the transatlantic opportunity"

Sounds a lot more real than the 'Crown Jewel' BS ;)

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by uberflieger
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5878

Re: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC

crownvic wrote:
American is fully aware of the TWA hotel situation and like anyone that uses the TWA logos, a royalty arrangement is being set up between the hotel operator and AA.


Thanks. Makes sense.

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by uberflieger
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5332

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

GSP psgr wrote:
I'm less than certain AA has the right bird

If they reduce J to 16, add 2 rows of Premium Economy, more Y+ and Y with slim lines, the 767 will be the right bird. :smile:

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by uberflieger
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana
Replies: 19
Views: 4085

Re: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana

bunumuring wrote:
Maybe IAG would enter into some kind of JV with Qatar?

Vueling for short & medium haul, Meridiana lonhaul? ;)

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by uberflieger
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5878

Re: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC

SuperGee wrote:
It's great to see a wonderful old logo returning, even if not in the skies


:cloudnine:

So cool, but didn't AMR acquire the TWA brand like logos, etc.?

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by uberflieger
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing
Replies: 45
Views: 7456

Re: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing

$200,000,000 is a lot of money It's a bargain considering Delta paid $450,000,000 for its share in China Eastern. The partnership with a Chinese carrier most certainly is a game changer and already American benefited getting the desired slots for the LAX startup. It's kind of ironic, Delta spending...

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by uberflieger
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6993

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

AA does pretty well in both FRA and MUC :confused: It's not pretty nor well and about to get worse with OW partner AB shutting down. The world's largest carrier with feed from the world's largest domestic air travel market serves none of the top 10 O&D routes between Germany & USA, despite ...

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by uberflieger
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13717

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

commavia wrote:
(AA) a 777 offering a vastly more competitive onboard product than the 767

True, but in the New York to Paris market AA offers Openskies service to ORY, which is a highly competitve premium offering. :airplane:

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by uberflieger
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12142

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

MAH4546 wrote:
It's done. Removed from GDS.


What's curious they're offering IAH-DFW-ICN all AA as one option. :confused:

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by uberflieger
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19988

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

DL/VS carries a majority of its JFK-MAN passengers on DL connections beyond JFK. Not really an ideal set-up considering its NYC pax prefer LGA. Most likely money losing ;) Then again Delta has no choice. They have to increase JFK volume to make it work. Wouldn't be the first time though they fail. ...

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by uberflieger
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47564

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

DL has the largest hub at JFK followed by B6. AA is the smallest of the 3 :checkmark: Delta really is in a tough spot. With no other choice, JFK has to be its most important NE TATL gateway despite the many drawbacks, most importantly its own domestic LGA network. American knows all about it with i...

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 12281

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

commavia wrote:
Seems like a smart move


:checkmark:

If anybody knows the LOS market by now it's Delta.

Just love how DL keeps pursuing opportunities in Africa. :airplane:

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47564

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

LIPZ wrote:
as per today schedule update DFW-FCO resumption has been moved up from 04MAY18 to 25MAR18

Looks like AA wants to cash in on Easter, which is 1 April 2018. :airplane:

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47564

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

OslPhlWasChi wrote:
PHL-Europe seat capacity will be at an all-time high in S18 for PHL

Cool stats. Thank you for posting. DL exiting LHR and LH down gauging FRA makes PHL TATL all-time high even more impressive. :bigthumbsup:

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by uberflieger
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47564

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

The largest origin MARKET for flights to the Caribbean is NYC Dominated by a low cost operator only one legacy can compete with and that's United, because of the power of its EWR hub. But we're digressing ;) BUD/PRG/ZRH additions are giving us a glimpse of what's possible @ PHL, a key argument for ...

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by uberflieger
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 15236

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

Can you give us some data on how B6 is kicking DL's ass with MINT in JFK and BOS? Hopefully you don't keep me waiting to long Sorry for the delay. :biggrin: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/5f6hf52r/lan/en Yup, Jetblue is kicking Delta's ass at JFK, which is its 2nd most profitable hub after BOS. I...

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by uberflieger
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47564

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

NYCVIE wrote:
AA used to be #1 from the US to the Caribbean

American Airlines is the largest carrier to the Caribbean :confused: and since 1990 it dominates the primer US gateway to boot ;)

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by uberflieger
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47564

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Jo8338 wrote:
Ships 342-350 built in 2003 have high lease payments

Remember bankruptcy? Just saying ;)

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by uberflieger
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47564

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

if there is the will there is a way and AA hasn't wanted that said way (NYC) for awhile With its long history & experience of a split NYC operation AA long ago decided JFK is important, but can't & doesn't have to be its main hub for international flying. The merger finally added an ideal N...

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by uberflieger
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167586

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

someone new can only enter the market -if- there are slots available. Not the case at DUS, MUC, TXL :checkmark: Acquiring AB DUS assets LH Group will have a monopoly for flights to TXL, GVA, FLR, VCE, SZG. Examples of market share % increases: PMI 32.1 > 73.2 / ZRH 34.3 > 71.6 / BCN 28.3 > 77 / AGP...

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by uberflieger
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9
Replies: 60
Views: 11937

Re: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9

Mortyman wrote:
Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9

'I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend.' :bigthumbsup:

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by uberflieger
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47564

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

jbs2886 wrote:
Personally, I'd prefer them to spend investment money on ORD

There's 5 more gates under construction :D

Exciting news about BUD & PRG :thumbsup:

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by uberflieger
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 114755

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

AA just sent a note out to it Premium Customers indicating that LAX-PEK service will in fact begin Nov 5, 2017 Great news and testament to Parker & team's shrewd pragmatism. :bigthumbsup: Let's compare American's investment to its closest competitor in the USA-Mainland China market Delta: $450 ...

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Legacy Carriers 737 MAX TATL?
Replies: 22
Views: 4076

Re: US Legacy Carriers 737 MAX TATL?

The only way legacies can compete with the rise of long haul LCCs is hub to partner hub or market with good sized planes and a healthy mix of premium travelers. Employee and overall cost is simply too high. Jetblue on the other hand has the economics to profitably fly smaller planes over long distan...

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus increase capacity and frequencies to YYZ during W17/18
Replies: 16
Views: 3867

Re: Aer Lingus increase capacity and frequencies to YYZ during W17/18

RalXWB wrote:
Or increase in frequence once the 321LRs arrive

Can't wait to see where they're going to fly them. With the rise of TATL LCC competition my guess is secondary over high volume markets, but I've been wrong before. :biggrin:

Exciting times ahead

:airplane:

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended
Replies: 30
Views: 9909

Re: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended

LAX772LR wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
I sorta wonder if int'l F is worth it to AA anymore

Seeing how much AA is investing in Flagship Lounges and gourmet dining before boarding 1st class my guess is it's paying off. ;)

:airplane:

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus increase capacity and frequencies to YYZ during W17/18
Replies: 16
Views: 3867

Re: Aer Lingus increase capacity and frequencies to YYZ during W17/18

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Service will be 4 times weekly and with an A330 instead of thrice-weekly and with a 757. Quite a boost of capacity for the route.


:thumbsup:

There may be even more up-gauging once Aer Lingus becomes a member of Oneworld & joins the IAG / AA JBA.

:airplane:

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15412

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

Lpbri wrote:
MIA and LGA

Since moving headquarters to Texas has there ever been a new fleet type certification away from DFW?

:airplane:

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by uberflieger
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended
Replies: 30
Views: 9909

Re: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended

MAH4546 wrote:
It's basically a political move to get the QF JBA approved.


:checkmark:

The JV has always been the premise for the route.

:airplane:

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by uberflieger
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 77762

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Hawaii is the United States, and flights from Hawaii to Asia are TPAC, so they must be included in any fair comparison I excluded HNL-NRT to be fair. A USA TPAC route for sure, but catering almost exclusively to the Japanese. Including JAL/AA inventory on that route would only widen the current dis...

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by uberflieger
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 114755

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

atl100million wrote:
Except that May 2015 was well before 2016

May 2015 is indeed before 2016 :D
'well before' it is not when considering profitability of a route in a market you're the underdog, lone man out and you just doubled the inventory

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by uberflieger
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 19040

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

jfklganyc wrote:
Is the writer credible?


'American doesn’t have a great position in New York. I don’t know many New Yorkers who say American is their airline. They either defend Newark as being really the closer airport ‘depending on where you are in the city’ or they fly Delta'

:rotfl:

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by uberflieger
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 114755

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

atl100million wrote:
DOT data (2016)

Great stats! Proof how well American is doing considering DFW-PEK started May 2015, AA didn't have feed from 2 Chinese mega carriers in 2016 and its name lacks Delta's well established brand in China, but that's the story being re-written :cloudnine:

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by uberflieger
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 114755

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

atl100million wrote:
DL feeds passengers to China Southern now and will continue to do so

This may be the very reason for China's change of heart. There's only so much DL traffic to go around ;)

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by uberflieger
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 114755

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

atl100million wrote:
and yes AA wouldn't even dare to think of putting a 788 on the route

;)

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by uberflieger
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 114755

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

jbs2886 wrote:
Not that AA can't change the aircraft

A 788 down gauge will most certainly get Atlanta's attention. :mrgreen:

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by uberflieger
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?
Replies: 54
Views: 7455

Re: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?

despite the passenger share lead that AA has, it has a far smaller lead in terms of revenue because DL is the largest longhaul international carrier from BOS Metal neutral longhaul international seat inventory 8/10/17 ;) AF/KL, DL: 0 F / 231 C / 1456 Y - 7 TATL flights (no more KL, VS), 0 Asia flig...

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by uberflieger
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?
Replies: 54
Views: 7455

Re: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?

DL has invested heavily on Boston, AA doesn't seem to have the same priority Delta must diversify. With fewer hubs in less populated urban areas than American it will end up at a competitive disadvantage without growth. American has another couple of years before the cost of merging is fully absorb...

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by uberflieger
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB
Replies: 78
Views: 12857

Re: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
AA could have had a goldmine for a number of years (CCS-FLL)

That 'goldmine' (CCS) ended up being a $592 million write off. ;)

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