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by airplanedaj
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 227
Views: 37029

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Midwestindy wrote:
AA is resuming RDU-PIT in June, 2x E175


Gotta imagine that's gonna be one way for YX to rotate crews and planes down to AUS. PIT-RDU-AUS-BNA/VPS or something like that.

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by airplanedaj
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181512

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Some up gauging from Eagle to 738 on MIA to PIT/IND/MEM in April and May. CLE was up gauged to 738 earlier this year. MEM in Apr, PIT and IND in May. Wonder if they've wanted to do that for a while. YX (Republic) has large domiciles/mx bases at both PIT and IND but they're losing all their MIA flyi...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare 28R
Replies: 37
Views: 5639

Re: O'Hare 28R

Many do. Some that come to mind are: -JFK 31L at Taxiway KE when two departure runways are available. -EWR 22R at Taxiway W pretty much all the time to avoid conflict with Runway 11/29. Only Asian flights will request the full runway. -CDG for most flights to save taxi time. -DXB as mentioned above...

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by airplanedaj
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330574

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

There are only 12 of 54 772s parked and one out of 13 773 parked. And there are no 787s parked I can't imagine they're getting the same daily utilization as pre pandemic. They probably could store a couple more of each, but its probably more expensive to store it than to let it sit on gate for hour...

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by airplanedaj
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1117
Views: 121888

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-jetblue-new-york-jfk-laguardia-slot-moves/ This article postulates B6 may takeover AA's LGA route with the new partnership between the two. Do y'all think that's something that might actually happen? I know AA's BNA-NYC routes have been on the choppin...

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by airplanedaj
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 237110

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Rumor has it that AA’s scope language specifies maximum number of aircraft in American colors, not necessarily actual aircraft operating for them. Here’s my question: If YX and YV change the paint to whatever their generic livery is, does this comply with scope and reduce the number of large RJs? A...

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by airplanedaj
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330574

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Could we see added Tokyo as a result of this new partnership?[/quote]

Probably not, since they would need a HND slot (they could go NRT but I think theyve more or less consolidated into HND) and JAL already serves the route multiple times daily (JV I think). Maybe, but doubtful.

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by airplanedaj
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 717
Views: 107448

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

(2) JFK-midwest, like IND, CMH, etc, could ultimately come back on B6, but if it came back on AA, it would be on larger Eagle flights, likely using E70/E75 equipment. IIRC IND-JFK was running on Eagle using EMB-145s, which aren't the most competitive offering. Also, don't forget that IND in particu...

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by airplanedaj
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11608

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

There may even be a bit of an architectural element, especially if the airport has a view of the skyline. This applies mostly to the corridors than the actual holding and customs areas though. Almost a "Welcome to our city! We want the first thing you see to be our skyline as opposed to an arti...

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by airplanedaj
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223998

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The A319 is probably the best aircraft for every domestic route remaining at this point, but I wonder if they have enough to go around. I was wondering around CLT yesterday and they had a CLT-DFW go out with 183 booked on an A321. At least some of these routes they're filling up, albeit at signific...

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by airplanedaj
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223998

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The B772ER fleet at AA has little value on the second-hand market. But they are still reasonably-efficient aircraft, so it may be cheaper to keep them and try to squeeze another 5-7 years of front-line service out of them? With Norwegian looking like they are on the rocks, could we potentially see ...

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by airplanedaj
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Bridges to service two different aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 5823

Re: Dual Use Gates at Airports

I think there are two types of gates that we are talking about here: there's what looks like a dual jet bridge wide body gate, but can also be used for two narrow bodies (see LHR, JFK, etc), and then there are the gates where they throw a wide body line over two narrow body gates (48X at LAX, H16X a...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?
Replies: 20
Views: 2586

Re: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?

Its possible, but from my understanding many of the retired MD-80's were facing heavy maintenance, and so bringing them back would require that maintenance to be done before entering service, which would take probably a week or two minimum and I think AA is hoping the MAX will be back by the time th...

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by airplanedaj
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for ORD-Asia? (2019 & beyond)
Replies: 28
Views: 3802

Re: What's next for ORD-Asia? (2019 & beyond)

Might AA try ORD-China again maybe in 2020-2022 range? A couple things may help them if they try again in a few years, perhaps a more cozy relationship with China Southern and the new Beijing Airport. Perhaps 5x ORD-PEK codeshared with China Southern? Regardless they will need help of some sort to r...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & O’Hare 21
Replies: 79
Views: 10573

Re: Delta & O’Hare 21

They need to upgauge more of their LGA flights. They're going up against a lot of capacity by AA and UA. Why? What is the benefit of adding *more* capacity? DL is offering frequency and product its flyers want. Moreover, DL will be operating 15 weekday daily flights with about half on mainline (in ...

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by airplanedaj
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 12063

Re: AA/US Airways merger (yes, that's right)

I had a PHL based 737 crew flying BOS-ORD about a week ago, so there is some moving of fleets from L-AA markets into L-US. Like others have said, and particularly for types with fewer examples (A330, E190) it just doesn't make sense to move those, but some types are bleeding over.

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by airplanedaj
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airlines ready for the next economic downturn?
Replies: 20
Views: 4151

Re: Are airlines ready for the next economic downturn?

I think some of the regionals in the US may struggle. Air Wisconsin, Trans States, and Expressjet come to mind since they are exclusively (or nearly so) all 50-seat RJ's. I would imagine in a downturn their routes are the first to get cut. All other majors at least in the US should be fine, but I do...

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by airplanedaj
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the 738 Preferred Over the A320 for TATL?
Replies: 46
Views: 11019

Re: Why is the 738 Preferred Over the A320 for TATL?

Air Canada used an Airbus (I think a 319) on YYT-LHR. To put a tally on the board for the 737, West Jet uses a 737 for YYT-DUB

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by airplanedaj
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 5342

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

https://www.facebook.com/AddisonAirport/?ref=br_rs
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I read on Addison Airport (ADS, near Dallas) that it was an Ameristar Jet Charter B732 based from ADS that was used.

https://www.facebook.com/AddisonAirport/?ref=br_rs

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by airplanedaj
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new LaGuardia
Replies: 62
Views: 12878

Re: United and the NEW LaGuardia

Since the perimeter rule only exists Sunday-Friday, would United consider launching Saturday only flights to LAX and SFO? I'm guessing they wouldn't necessarily command the business premium that you'd get on weekdays, but would there be enough of a market?

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by airplanedaj
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major overhaul at Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Major overhaul at Buenos Aires EZE

I always thought the previous expansion (c. 2012) looked incomplete. This looks like a solid expanion to keep EZE competitive for a long time to come. Only looked at the article but would there be enough gate space to move AEP's operation into EZE?

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by airplanedaj
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10619

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think AA could easily build up their BOS and SFO operations a bit more, but they've tried and been unsuccessful with smaller focus cities (see BNA, STL, and SJC).

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by airplanedaj
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 9048

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

BTW - is there a historical reason the B Admirals Club is way down at the end of B rather than towards the middle of the terminal? It's a hike from there to the north end of B! I think before Terminal D was built, the north side of B was used for International Ops, while the south side of B was Eag...

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by airplanedaj
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Norwegian Air Argentina

Its an ambitious strategy. Interesting to see if they get the approvals for a go-ahead. I can't imagine a scenario where they don't take the new company to court with regard to US routes.

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by airplanedaj
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines to join Oneworld
Replies: 36
Views: 10532

Re: Airlines to join Oneworld

At some point in the future (not soon), I could easily see China Southern Airlines switching to One World from Sky Team. They are already getting cozy with AA, and have codeshares with JAL and Qantas. Plus it would give mainland China a major airline in each of the three alliances. It would be a go...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13741

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

I know Copenhagen has some expansion planned, but until then I don't know that CPH could handle the extra capacity. They also have minimal capacity at HEL, so I don't see it coming. Could see one or two flights shifted to CPH or even OSL, but HEL is a long shot.

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by airplanedaj
Sat May 27, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?
Replies: 17
Views: 5395

Re: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?

I believe the route was cancelled. I flew with them in August 2015, and then it was daily, in B763. It was pretty full. SU has at least two daily flights to JFK (SU100 and SU102), and it is a very decent product, as good as DL, or even better... AA also used to fly to Moscow (I believe DME) at some...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 11227

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

My expectation (no inside knowledge or anything, just a dumb guess) is that they will rename Terminal 5 at ORD for Obama, much like the TBIT at LAX. I see Midway as being too ingrained into Chicago vernacular to rename it. No idea about HNL though.

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by airplanedaj
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 101
Views: 19201

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

I dont know how anyone who uses JFK with any frequency can state that the JFK Expressway is unnecessary. Two summers ago the Van Wyck exit was closed for construction nightly...you had to see the mess that resulted with just one access roadway. The airport is well served by two exits, and I im sure...

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by airplanedaj
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Three Way Fight in BOS? B6/AA/DL
Replies: 10
Views: 2700

Re: A Three Way Fight in BOS? B6/AA/DL

I'd love to see it, but both AA and US used to be strong presences in Boston, but have continued to cut more and more flights, while jetBlue and DL have steadily added flights. I agree they could add some select routes, such as SFO, MCO/TPA, and maybe some more seasonal Mexico/Caribbean routes, but ...

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by airplanedaj
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilots injured by laser beam
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: American Airlines pilots injured by laser beam

I've never used a laser so perhaps it's easier than I'm guessing - but how does one get a laser beam to shoot 2000 feet into the air, perfectly aim it to hit the cockpit, AND directly into the eyes of the pilots? Seems challenging especially with the plane traveling the speed it's going. I've seen ...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future International Routes of SAS?
Replies: 18
Views: 2657

Re: Future International Routes of SAS?

OSL-ORD?? They already serve CPH-ORD and ARN-ORD, so I could see OSL-ORD once the A350's start coming on property

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by airplanedaj
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA widebodies at ORD
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: AA widebodies at ORD

BlueLine wrote:
H15 and K7,9,12,15,16, and 19 are widebody gates. K12 and 15 can take a 772 and K16 and 19 can take a 77W.

K13 can only take up to a 738 as K15 was expanded recently.


I think H11B can also take a 767 if needed.

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by airplanedaj
Thu May 26, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: MIA And ORD?
Replies: 23
Views: 4132

RE: TLV: MIA And ORD?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MIflyer12" class="quote" target="_blank">MIflyer12</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>What makes <acronym title="Chicago - O'H...

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by airplanedaj
Wed May 25, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX Changes
Replies: 47
Views: 15596

RE: AA LAX Changes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FSDan" class="quote" target="_blank">FSDan</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>How many gates are connected to the <acronym t...

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by airplanedaj
Mon May 23, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Old BNA Hub
Replies: 62
Views: 15058

RE: American's Old BNA Hub

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaxxFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">MaxxFlyer</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Somewhere in the a.net database are ph...

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by airplanedaj
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FZ 981 Preliminary Report
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

RE: FZ 981 Preliminary Report

Interesting read. It seems like a stall is unlikely, as airspeed was around 200 kts, unless ice was encountered (doesn't seem to be the case), which leads me to wonder what the reasoning is for the nose-down movements?

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by airplanedaj
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam To Expand LIM-Argentina Routes And Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

RE: Latam To Expand LIM-Argentina Routes And Flights

Why is LAN-Ecuador flying the Lima route? Isn't LAN-Peru still a thing?

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by airplanedaj
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With More Than One Active Control Tower
Replies: 49
Views: 13886

RE: Airports With More Than One Active Control Tower

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sooner787" class="quote" target="_blank">Sooner787</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - ...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Pilot Suicides Cessna 172 Into Ocean
Replies: 27
Views: 21178

RE: Qantas Pilot Suicides Plane Into Ocean

Especially in a male dominated industry like aviation, depression will always be hard to talk about because of macho-ism, where having depression makes you less of a man. Its a really sad story. The problem is that among regulators, depression is a disqualifying condition, so most pilots would never...

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by airplanedaj
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Upgauges EZE
Replies: 41
Views: 10492

RE: UA Upgauges EZE

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Rdh3e" class="quote" target="_blank">Rdh3e</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> What are <acronym t...

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by airplanedaj
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Picture Of New A320 Bins
Replies: 49
Views: 24096

RE: Picture Of New A320 Bins

Looks nice, but do the passengers care. My mom flew on a 787 the other day and all she said was "There were power outlets at every seat, which was nice" Many people won't even notice a difference.

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by airplanedaj
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Drones Exacerbate Pilot Shortage?
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

RE: Will Drones Exacerbate Pilot Shortage?

Commercial drone operators are taking some pilots, but I think Commercial drone operators end up targeting the <acronym title="Atlantic Airways (Denmark)">RC</acronym> hobbyist that wants to turn their hobby into a career. It pays well, but most pilots that I know are planning on going to the airlin...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Opens New Massive Concourse
Replies: 62
Views: 23748

RE: DXB Opens New Massive Concourse

DWC is still years away from being able to handle <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> levels of traffic. It will likely remain as an LCC/Cargo airport for some time. I think they will keep everyone at <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OM...

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by airplanedaj
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 60978

RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 12

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/arielwar" class="quote" target="_blank">arielwar</a> (<a href="#183" class="quote">Reply 183</a>):<br/><i> You guys think they will order a few ...

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by airplanedaj
Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holes In The Star Alliance Schedule?
Replies: 35
Views: 7215

RE: Holes In The Star Alliance Schedule?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BestWestern" class="quote" target="_blank">BestWestern</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>So much of Greater China is unserved...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Illinois Travelers Using MKE
Replies: 18
Views: 4353

RE: More Illinois Travelers Using MKE

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA772LR</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Maybe <acronym title="British Airways">BA...

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by airplanedaj
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Comeback - 2015 Growth
Replies: 17
Views: 6252

RE: ORD Comeback - 2015 Growth

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Kngkyle" class="quote" target="_blank">Kngkyle</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Has <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)"...

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by airplanedaj
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle New Routes From PHX
Replies: 8
Views: 6501

RE: American Eagle New Routes From PHX

Anyone know the equipment? I'd guess CRJ200's for <acronym title="Lubbock - International (LBB / KLBB), USA - Texas">LBB</acronym>, <acronym title="Midland (/ Odessa) - International (Regional) (MAF / KMAF), USA - Texas">MAF</acronym>, and <acronym title="Roswell - Industrial Air Center (ROW / KROW)...

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by airplanedaj
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern Announces ORD
Replies: 49
Views: 7520

RE: China Eastern Announces ORD

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jcwr56" class="quote" target="_blank">jcwr56</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>My gut says 1-2 more and not the ones most p...

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