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by washingtonflyer
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 54951

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

God looking at that video, it almost looks like the aircraft was at VR speed.

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu
Replies: 158
Views: 41124

Re: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu

Some photos of the stricken aircraft courtesy of Mr. Nagiel Banacia: https://scontent.fceb1-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/312580797_10224906177016245_7888185957261208255_n.jpg?stp=cp6_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_eui2=AeGRS7BytVDyOkbUP1M0RpD8DP5erey0dxMM_l6t7LR3Ez1...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Oct 13, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 42340

Re: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion

Let's just use facts here. CY 2018 for EWR, LGA, & JFK (ie, New York City's airports): UA: 16.0m PAX; 19.0 m seats; 33.3B ASMs DL: 15.2m Pax; 18.5m seat; 24.9B ASMs B6: 8.8m pax; 10.6m seats; 14.0B ASMs AA: 8.4m pax; 10.4m seats; 13.7B ASMs Oh, but DOJ wants the judge to believe that EWR is, fo...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Oct 03, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 42340

Re: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion

Interesting tidbit coming out of last week: AA/B6 sought to compel two senior Delta executives (Glen Hauenstein and Joe Esposito) to testify as fact witnesses in the DOJ antitrust trial. Delta moved quit vociferously to oppose the motion. Late last week, the judge in the trial granted AA/B6s motion ...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ian
Replies: 204
Views: 38057

Re: Hurricane Ian

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TEAL71
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TEAL71 is bobbing around Ian right now...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TEAL71

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ian
Replies: 204
Views: 38057

Re: Hurricane Ian

Get a look at the flight profile of Teal71 which was one of the 53d Weather Reconnaissance Wing flights (C-130 variant) through Ian. Amazing shifts in speed. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TEAL71/history/20220928/1553Z/KBIX/KBIX Teal73 fared little better: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TE...

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23772

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

One thing that's right up there is WFH next door to neighbors with loud dogs, that adamantly refuse to accept that people on Zoom calls don't like hearing their neighbors' dogs barking ten feet away for 15 minutes at a time.. Perhaps, but in fairness, a neighbour has (correctly) no responsibility f...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Queen's funeral: Heathrow cancels flights on Monday
Replies: 51
Views: 14609

Re: Queen's funeral: Heathrow cancels flights on Monday

People are really bent out of shape over this. Quite amazing. The leader of a nation for 70 years passes away and people are freaking out as if a flight delay is the end of the world.' Be lucky you're not in DC which has a TFR owing to "VIP" movement practically once a week and a significa...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Offers The Most Nonstop Destinations Of Any U.S. Airport
Replies: 65
Views: 9935

Re: DFW Offers The Most Nonstop Destinations Of Any U.S. Airport

Why does any mention of DFW always devolve into a phallus measuring contest between AA and DL.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 432795

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Interesting peek at routings: looking at DEL-JFK its clear that Air India or the Indian government has struck a deal with the Russian government to permit overflight rights of Russia while American AIrlines has to avoid Russia. Adds nearly 2 hours of additional flight time to the AA flight...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

With 20+ arrivals and with some aircraft sitting overnight (at least two are daylight departures from the USA), it definitely makes sense to have mechanics on hand. It'd be interesting to see all the aircraft pairings at LHR. Do the flights that depart the USA all turn directly around to the same o...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

With 20+ arrivals and with some aircraft sitting overnight (at least two are daylight departures from the USA), it definitely makes sense to have mechanics on hand. It'd be interesting to see all the aircraft pairings at LHR. Do the flights that depart the USA all turn directly around to the same or...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I have a "pet peeve" about what you just said, yes JAL has a robust network to Japan but is that a reason AA should have just a minimum of flights ? By that reasoning because British Airways has a huge network to LHR AA should just operate from a minimum of US gateways like DFW, ORD and M...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23772

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

So in my sector I was doing a fair bit of travel - 75,000 - 90,000 miles per year - most all domestic. My travel this year will be about 2/3 of that. I think the days where people did routine fly in / fly out trips that are same day trips are largely done with. There is no value in spending all the ...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Sep 04, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 623
Views: 121612

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

Think of LHR as Stanstead or Gatwick; DCA is London CIty (but bigger); Dulles is Heathrow.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17413

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

Lightsaber brings up a good point on airfares before regulation. I recall having to fly one way from ORD to LAX around 1976. I recall calling to make a reservation, made it, but paid at the gate. All airlines had the same fare. There was no premium economy, preferred seats, etc. The fare was betwee...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW & AA surpassing DL’s ATL hub
Replies: 105
Views: 16177

Re: DFW & AA surpassing DL’s ATL hub

GSPSPOT wrote:
The metroplex dwarfs Atlanta. Just the facts.
I wouldn't say dwarfs. The Metroplex is 30% larger than the ATL area.

NYC dwarfs the Metroplex and Atlanta. The Metroplex does not dwarf ATL.

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17413

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

5' 12"? Isn't that also known as 6'0"?

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17413

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

Not everybody pays $241 in fees, though. True, but some do. And it makes the argument that fares are sooooo much lower a bit disingenuous. I always bring just carry on bags, so I don't pay the checked bag fees. You don't but others do. As long as I can get a window seat, I don't pay the seat fees. ...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17413

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

As much as I would like this I don't think there's much of a case here. Airline seats today are as wide as they were when the first jet rolled out of the assembly line. Seat pitch is a different story. But hey, if we can expand runways in the name of safety why not seats? The argument is exactly th...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17413

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

One thing people who compare today's seat densities to the seat densities before deregulation, or even in the early days of deregulation, lose sight of: Fares in coach in the 1970s and early 1980s, are, in today's dollars, about as much as premium economy fares are now.. Fares are lower (or....they...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17413

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

Well, one thing that I have not seen in any of this thread is any memory of discussions of seating arrangements that were tossed about prior to COVID 19. There were any number of trade shows out there for airlines, aircraft manufacturers, seat manufacturers, entertainment system manufacturers, etc.,...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Aug 18, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17413

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

Im not sure what can be done about seat width - on narrowbody aircraft, the seat configuration has always been 3x3. Is FAA looking at the switch to 9 abreast to 10 abreast on the 777s or some other factor? As to seat pitch, there is no question things have gotten tighter - and more seats have been a...

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 115
Views: 23652

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

The original contention by OP was that daylight flights are lower yielding. With respect, I see no such contention whatsoever in the OP's opening post. "unpopular with business traffic" implies that its predominantly leisure passenger reliant. Leisure passenger traffic is typically lower ...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 115
Views: 23652

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

Because it poor for connections and unpopular with business traffic. With day flight you lose an entire work day from traveling. With the overnight flight you can work some during the day, head to the airport late afternoon/ evening, fly overnight, and arrive in the morning at your destination and ...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 115
Views: 23652

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

Because it poor for connections and unpopular with business traffic. With day flight you lose an entire work day from traveling. With the overnight flight you can work some during the day, head to the airport late afternoon/ evening, fly overnight, and arrive in the morning at your destination and ...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 246
Views: 66585

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

https://avherald.com/h?article=4c68c5a8&opt=0

Final report released:

"The captain’s excessive left rudder pedal input during the takeoff ground roll, which caused a large heading deviation and a left roll upon rotation that resulted in the left wingtip striking the ground."
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https://avherald.com/h?article=4c68c5a8&opt=0

Final report released:

"The captain’s excessive left rudder pedal input during the takeoff ground roll, which caused a large heading deviation and a left roll upon rotation that resulted in the left wingtip striking the ground."

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Envoy) flight diverted to BHM, passengers injured
Replies: 13
Views: 4595

Re: AA (Envoy) flight diverted to BHM, passengers injured

When did AA start flying TPA-BNA?

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 791
Views: 205841

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Downside to the LGW 777 seats in Y is - no 110/220 VAC power ports...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 623
Views: 121612

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

So a little perspective on rail service to BWI. I flew BWI-JFK a couple of weeks ago. I would have preferred DCA-JFK but whereas BWI-JFK was $89 one way, DCA-JFK was $249. So, I opted for BWI. Flight was 1:00 pm. Amtrak offers a 11:10 train that gets into BWI at 11:36. MARC offers a 11:15 train that...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

JonNYC is reporting a rumor on Twitter that there could potentially be more "bad news" ahead for AA flyers on the West Coast (https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1547311055168225281). The "West Coast" verbiage is interesting to me, as if it was in regard to LAX specifically I thi...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 623
Views: 121612

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

According to a friend of mine who is a senior manager of metro, they have eight train sets of the 7000 series back in service. They are doing inspections on them basically daily.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 119
Views: 48974

Re: Confirmed: RED Air crash in MIA

Lots of liveatc recordings: 2022-06-21 MIA ground at 2230z - start listening at 09:00 2022-06-21 MIA south tower at 2230z - start listening at 10:00 (oopsie to the captain that broadcast his cabin announcement on the tower frequency). 2022-06-21 MIA south approach at 2230z - start listening at the ...

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 119
Views: 48974

Re: Confirmed: RED Air crash in MIA

Lots of liveatc recordings: 2022-06-21 MIA ground at 2230z - start listening at 09:00 2022-06-21 MIA south tower at 2230z - start listening at 10:00 (oopsie to the captain that broadcast his cabin announcement on the tower frequency). 2022-06-21 MIA south approach at 2230z - start listening at the s...

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 119
Views: 48974

Re: Confirmed: RED Air crash in MIA

About 1:58 from "landing" to first ARFF on site applying foam / water. Pretty fast. Less than a minute for the first airport vehicle to arrive. Excellent work by MIA airport ground and rescue staff getting to this one pronto.

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by washingtonflyer
Thu May 26, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

IIRC, US did not fly DCA-MIA or may have had a token presence (1x or 2x) daily. US's access to south Florida was FLL as AA had DCA-MIA well covered.

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by washingtonflyer
Sun May 22, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 623
Views: 121612

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

What a mess today for DCA and BWI. Significant cell over DCA and reaching up to BWI with dime-sized hail at DCA.

Diversions to CHO, IAD, ORF, PHF, and RIC. Haven't searched if MDT or anyone else took diverts.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed May 18, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-62... current interesting routing
Replies: 20
Views: 8878

Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

MJI - BGI. Not a routing you see every day.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed May 18, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 261
Views: 35966

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

Can't blame them as they lean more on government contracts to make up for the other strategic management mistakes. That said, I think moving back to their roots in Seattle makes more sense. Being close to 'decision makers' was their excuse 20 years ago, so I guess they employ the same PR firm. Coul...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon May 09, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 261
Views: 35966

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

There are -zero- benefits that Chicago provides from its high tax status that Arlington doesn't provide. Chicago = high crime, corrupt, crumbling infrastructure. Arlington = quite low crime, invested, and only sem-corrupt.

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by washingtonflyer
Mon May 09, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

JohanTally wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:

AVL-CLT getting mainline for the first time in 20 years.


I remember when that was one of the original 757 routes.

I feel like ROA used to be mostly mainline decades ago

Back in the USAir days....

AA flew ROA with a mix of garbage equipment: SF-369s, Saab 340s, J-31s.

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by washingtonflyer
Sat May 07, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 261
Views: 35966

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Boeing said to be moving HQ from Chicago to DC area likely Arlington - Want to be closer to decision makers in Washington Lobbyists, you mean. :-) Why would they want to be closer to the lobbyists? They already -have- lobbyists. They want to be a cab ride from the Hill and from the Pentagon. Done a...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat May 07, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 261
Views: 35966

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

Very much the trend in the USA for corporations to move from high tax/high regulation states (California, Illinois, New York, etc.) to lower tax/less regulatory bureaucracy states in the south including Florida and Texas. Except they are moving to VIRGINIA which IIRC, has higher income taxes than I...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat May 07, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 261
Views: 35966

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Corporate headquarters in the DC area (including NoVa and suburban Maryland): Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics AND Lockheed Martin (mentioned in passing by one person). Not to mention: CACI, SAIC, Amazon, Intelsat, Iridium, etc. Rolls Royce NA is headquartered in Reston; Airbus NA is headquartered...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

The whole point of government fares/contracts is that they are negotiated to be often times much much much lower than market fares. "City Pair Program offers the federal government a nearly 50 percent discount on comparable commercial fares for official travel" The government fares have v...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

That is not necessarily true in 2022. There are lots of companies, particularly defense contractors, that set up HQ in the DMV because of government contracts but the scope of their business goes far beyond government contracts and government money. The DC area's economy is much more diverse than y...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

The reason for DCA being profitable is not the government money. The whole point of government fares/contracts is that they are negotiated to be often times much much much lower than market fares. "City Pair Program offers the federal government a nearly 50 percent discount on comparable comme...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

DCA maybe. I'm not saying it will be dehubbed. I'm just saying it's not that big of a major hub. Is the DCA hub really important? That is the question. Because imagine three hubs close to each other geographically: JFK/LGA, PHL and DCA, that's pretty redundant. It is true that DCA sees hourly Shutt...

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2398
Views: 521500

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

AA can add JFK-BOM....They need more widebody tails to do it with. Route like that requires 2 aircraft.

Hell NZ 777-200s.....You still available?

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