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by AMALH747430
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 84
Views: 14917

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

1. I’m pretty sure an expanded VS presence at LHR will lead to an antitrust investigation, considering it would essentially give the DL/AF/KL/VS jv and unfair advantage. I don't see competition authorities havig an issue as this would create an effective competitor to the AA/IAG JV at LHR. This wou...

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by AMALH747430
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ex-Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Ralenkotter, 3 others face felony charges over gift cards
Replies: 14
Views: 2109

Re: WN & BA Accused of involvement in Vegas Convention Bureau Ticket Scam

Funny how when it comes to fraud and bribery that it is “just a rogue employee” yet when a customer service agent has a gaffe (or a Dao moment) the airline is fully to blame! Because theres a massive gap between doing a job badly and a culture that permits it and committing fraud/graft. #falseequiv...

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by AMALH747430
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19166

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

With the "flight shaming" movement gaining traction in Europe, this may not be the best time for Euro airline personnel to strike. Some passengers forced to make a journey by train may decide to take more rail vs plane journeys in the future. This also isn't good for AA who depends heavily...

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by AMALH747430
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23459

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Europe is playing a dangerous game here. We all need to be environmentally conscious but buying into this "flight shaming" drama is a bridge too far. First off, commercial aviation has made great strides in terms of efficiency and the carbon footprint. Jet engines are getting more efficien...

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by AMALH747430
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5212

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

I think some are forgetting just how bad the aviation industry got in the early 2000’s. AA probably originally had plans to use STL in some hub capacity, but it was easy to chop as things went downhill economically. STL has bounced back better than many other former hubs like CLE, MEM, CVG, PIT. It...

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by AMALH747430
Thu May 23, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 70
Views: 10902

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Southwest will have some impact on the market but Southwest doesn't have an aircraft that can operate the hourly shuttle type operation that Hawaiian offers. I think Southwest will make money in Hawaii but I don't think they'll be as robust of a competitor as Aloha or go when it comes to interisland...

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by AMALH747430
Mon May 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 83
Views: 9708

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

I suspect the C renovations will be half measures at best. They don't want to touch any of the asbestos stuff that remains in place there, so ceilings/major work won't happen, just floors and some cosmetic things. Ultimately, it will have to go in the next 10-20 years to a new/rebuild. The reason t...

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by AMALH747430
Sun May 19, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5095

Re: WN and DFW

One of two things will happen in 2024. Either WN will petition for full unrestricted repeal of the Wright Amendment and buildout DAL to the full 40 gate master plan (most likely scenario). Or, they will request 10-15 gates be made available at DFW and split the operation between the two Airports. O...

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by AMALH747430
Fri May 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5095

Re: WN and DFW

They sure did. I flew LBB-DAL-IAH round trip back in July of 2004. They had one gate in Terminal A. The only city served from IAH was DAL. Yes. Here's an article on it regarding diversions: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2014/06/06/southwest-airlines-jets-diverts-to-dallasfort-worth-ai...

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by AMALH747430
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: DFW delays

I have to agree. I have about two decades experience of connecting through DFW, IAH, and DEN. DFW is hands-down worse than the other two. I don't know if it's the runway configuration, the way AA runs their operation, or a combination, but I never have near the trouble at IAH or DEN that I have at D...

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by AMALH747430
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16955

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

My sympathy lies with the woman in the middle. First off, most of the time I fly solo. When my partner and I fly together and we want to sit in the same row we book a middle and a window. It's inconsiderate to ask a stranger to sit between a couple. Second, these customer of size issues are getting ...

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by AMALH747430
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting for gate access at DFW
Replies: 42
Views: 5870

Re: Waiting for gate access at DFW

I've had that happen to me numerous times with American and American Eagle at DFW. While it has happened occasionally at DEN and IAH (the other two airports I connect through) it has been a one-off thing. Not the constant issue it seems to be at DFW.

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by AMALH747430
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shutdown disruption on Aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6324

Re: Shutdown disruption on Aviation

So the US government is spending well over 100 million a month on air travel???????? Good grief, we have an out of control government. I'm pretty sure it's not all direct government spending. Some of it would also be employees/contractors deferring/canceling personal trips due to not being paid. I'...

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by AMALH747430
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 16895

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

The US-Asia lanscape has changed quite a bit over the last 10 years. For one thing, UA now has a JV with NH and AA has a JV with JL. Even though UA and AA don't serve JFK-NRT on their own metal, thier JV parters do. NRT has also been greatly de-emphasized as an Asian transit hub. UA now serves many ...

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by AMALH747430
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3341

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

UA really needs to get a handle on their regional partners. I get United are not the ones that employ, train, and evaluate the agents but the flights are marketed by United, contain a United flight number, the aircraft are painted in the United livery, and passengers are served with United branded s...

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by AMALH747430
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5629

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

Here's the Cliffs Notes version: If memory serves me right they were bought with the intention of using them on short, frequent hops such as DFW-SAT and DFW-AUS but they were found to be inadequate for the task so they were put on longer routes. I know they routinely flew ORD-SAT. I don't have any n...

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by AMALH747430
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Mainline Returns to ELP
Replies: 34
Views: 3420

Re: UA Mainline Returns to ELP

I wish we could get a mainline RON up here at AMA.

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by AMALH747430
Thu May 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 10379

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

This is wishful thinking but for selfish reasons I was hoping for SAT-AMA as I fly down to SAT 4 to 6 times a year. With WN cutting DAL-AMA to 4 flights a day the connections aren't what they used to be (we don't even have the one through flight a day that we used to). I often find a better schedule...

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by AMALH747430
Mon May 07, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 8651

Re: Texas International

My first airplane flight was in 1962 on a TransTexas DC-3. We flew from San Angelo to San Antonio. Nothing more impressive to a young boy that those radial engines starting up with a whine and then huge belch of smoke. When we landed in San Antonio, there was a BOAC de Havilland Comet sitting there...

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by AMALH747430
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
Replies: 22
Views: 3186

Re: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

I don't understand the hostility toward in cabin pets. I'm not talking about emotional support animals, I'm talking about small dogs and cats that must be paid for and kept in a kennel under the seat. I've flown many miles over the years and I've never been disturbed by one. I can count many passeng...

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by AMALH747430
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 17103

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

I remember AA flying SAT-DFW with DC-10s as well in the late 80s/early 90s.

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by AMALH747430
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

f18raider wrote:
I believe it used to be done at LBB as well.


If it was done at LBB it wasn't at the same time. I flew WN out of LBB 3-5 times a year while I was in college from 2001 to 2004 and neither of the WN gates (nor any of the other gates) had dual jetways.

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by AMALH747430
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

I remember this well! Back in the Wright Amendment era, each city (for the most part) had its own gate at Love Field. Lubbock was 6, San Antonio was 2, etc... This dual bridge was at the Austin gate, which I believe was 7 or 8 - it was one down from the Lubbock gate which was 6. If your flight was c...

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by AMALH747430
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 7459

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

devron wrote:
Is it me or does it seem lufthansa group has no strategy for long haul eurowings.


Prior to this announcement, I'd say yes. Now I'd say they finally have a plan to consolidate at DUS.

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by AMALH747430
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 60848

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

One factor that I think is not addressed yet is the idea that SWA wants to investigate having some sort of inter island service. I agree with what XAM2175 said about rotating the planes through Hawaii and run them back to the mainland a-la Texas service in order for the airline to use the -800/MAX ...

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by AMALH747430
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 13151

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Was talking to an AA gate agent in LGA, she said American would be moving All flights to Terminal B in LGA by mid-November of 2017. Delta will depart from Terminal A and take over all of Terminal C Alaska/Virgin American, Frontier and JetBlue will move to Terminal A( the Marine Air Terminal) Does a...

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by AMALH747430
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16999

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

If there's enough demand for BA to upgauge to a 744 then LH/UA or KL/AF/DL ought to come in with a 763 or a 788 to FRA, AMS, or CDG.

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by AMALH747430
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:14 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: 10336

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

UA and AA have a very different route structure than DL. UA has hubs in the four largest cities in the US (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston), the Capitol, and has built a major transpacific hub in San Francisco. That gives them a pretty captive customer base right there. AA isn't too far ...

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by AMALH747430
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 10128

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

While this probably won't be a problem 10 months out of the year, I think it might pose a challenge during the holiday season. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays airports are already packed to the gills with families and once a year travellers that slow down the process. How much extra s...

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by AMALH747430
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 39516

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Every time one of these schedule extensions comes out I worry about what's going to happen to us out here in Amarillo. We're down so much from when I moved out here in 2008. We're down to only four flights a day to Love Field and one to Las Vegas. It seems to me that if they cut any more they'll loo...

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by AMALH747430
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:40 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

Running Prague and Budapest from Philadelphia doesn't surprise me. It makes sense to attempt those flights from a hub that can capture connections. I'm very surprised that AA would move Zurich to Philadelphia though. That's a big market for business and finance. This will leave AA (and OneWorld) wit...

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by AMALH747430
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 5789

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

F9 can't seem to get ahead. They've gone from serving small cities in the western US, to a sort of jetBlue west (until WN moved in on their turf), to a ULCC. It seems like every time they can't their business model it's too late because someone else out there has been doing it longer and better. I w...

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by AMALH747430
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32279

Re: Another UA screw-up: twice-sold seat

Someone made a mistake. Which people, especially united employees, are not allowed to do in today's world. I couldn't agree more. The media, the flying public, and Congress have UA under the microscope. I've flown UA (and before that CO) for years. There have been a few bad apples here and there, b...

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by AMALH747430
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8888

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

I was served an Uno personal deep dish pizza on an AA flight DCA-DFW back in 1995. I remember it being fairly good. Not exceptional, but not bad either.

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by AMALH747430
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9558

Re: The Future of the CRJ

The CRJ-900 burns less than the E-175, (and not much more than the CRJ-700), and offers more legroom...in scope configuration. The 175 offers wider seats. BBD has made some noises about re-engining the CRJ...once the CSeries and Global 7000 start bringing in some money and freeing up resources. A r...

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by AMALH747430
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149892

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

This isn't good for any of the ME3. Instability in the Middle East gives travellers, particularly​ those on the west side of the Atlantic, one more reason to avoid transiting through that part of the world. In order for the ME3's business model to work they have to provide a superior experience at a...

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by AMALH747430
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Has Fake Values
Replies: 49
Views: 8688

Re: United Airlines Has Fake Values

Personally I think that Delta's "we can walk on water" holier than thou attitude is just as culturally concerning as United's "the customer is evil" attitude - actually more so as United are modest enough that they never claim to be perfect I have that exact same concern with WN...

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by AMALH747430
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130925

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I'm a loyal UA customer/"fanboy" and generally defend them but they dropped the ball on this one. I see two major factors at play here. 1) The US3 + AS have farmed out quite a bit of feed to regional partners. This isn't necessarily a bad things because it broadens their reach and allows t...

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by AMALH747430
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas Aviation - 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2159

Re: Texas Aviation - 2017

Some observations from AMA:

We keep hearing rumors that AA is going to start PHX with an MQ ERJ-145.

While AA is now E-175s, CRJ-900s and one Super 80 per day, UA is still all ERJ-145 (and occasionally 135) to IAH and DEN.

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by AMALH747430
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW
Replies: 89
Views: 13674

Re: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW

It is amazing how much things have changed in ten years. I took a vacation to Puerto Rico back in 2006. AA still had their SJU hub with 757s and A300s serving mainland destinations and ATR 72s serving just about every landing strip in the Caribbean. It seemed like every time I went down to the lobby...

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by AMALH747430
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines access to West Texas and South Texas markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6480

Re: Delta Air Lines access to West Texas and South Texas markets

DTW-ELP is a fairly large market, averaging in the low 100's in PDEW, I really think DL should do a daily A319 for this. That surprises me (that there is that much demand between ELP and DTW). I would have though ELP-SLC made more sense for the DL network, but if the demand to DTW is that good then...

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by AMALH747430
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal C
Replies: 19
Views: 4663

Re: DFW Terminal C

C (or as I first knew it 3E) was a bit of an anomaly. When built it didn't have departure lounges, or any type of seating to speak of, at each gate. It had massive hold rooms with big departure boards that directed you to your gate right when it was time to board (something like the UA Express opera...

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by AMALH747430
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT restarts Kraków-Chicago Service in July
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

Re: LOT restarts Kraków-Chicago Service in July

Great news! Kraków is one of my favourite cities to visit. Hope this works out. All the best to LOT!

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by AMALH747430
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to invest $110mil on updated U.S. terminal facilities
Replies: 26
Views: 7595

Re: BA to invest $110mil on updated U.S. terminal facilities

No, both BA lounges are to the right when you approach terminal D from terminal E. The shared executive lounge is to the left. In regards to IAH, why does BA have two lounges in Terminal D? The first time I saw the split setup I assumed one was a first and one was a business lounge, however, upon fu...

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by AMALH747430
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to invest $110mil on updated U.S. terminal facilities
Replies: 26
Views: 7595

Re: BA to invest $110mil on updated U.S. terminal facilities

In regards to IAH, why does BA have two lounges in Terminal D? The first time I saw the split setup I assumed one was a first and one was a business lounge, however, upon further inspection, the signage on both that posts entry requirements look identical. British Airways has announced plans to inve...

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by AMALH747430
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Investor Event - Nov. 15th - New management team plans
Replies: 51
Views: 7206

Re: United Investor Event - Nov. 15th - New management team plans

I've been sceptical of the 737-700 order since day one. I always like to see mainline capacity grow, but that always seemed to me like the wrong aircraft. Especially since UA intended to use it to replace regional feed. That's a heavy airplane for that mission, especially considering the operating c...

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by AMALH747430
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air unveils new 77W 10Y cabin config
Replies: 57
Views: 19176

Re: Eva Air unveils new 77W 10Y cabin config

It's the same thing that happened with the checked baggage fees. PMUA started charging for a second bag, no decline in bookings. AA and PMUS then said let's charge for the first bag, no decline in bookings. CO and DL held out for a bit but then said "hey, we're leaving money on the table becaus...

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by AMALH747430
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 88
Views: 8950

Re: U.S. Pre-clearance facilites planned in Saudi Arabia

People fail to realize that this is not about providing convenience to pax. This is about preventing undesirables from entering the US and stopping them as far away from the US as possible. Bingo! DHS' objective is to identify the threat at the point of origin before the person gets on the aircraft...

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by AMALH747430
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants of old terminals
Replies: 106
Views: 20788

Re: Remnants of old terminals

As far as the Texas Panhandle goes:

AMA: The old Amarillo Air Terminal still stands at the north end of the airport off US 60 (and former Route 66). It appears to be fenced off and abandoned.

LBB: The old terminal at the west end of the airport off IH 27 / US 87 now houses the Silent Wings Museum.

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by AMALH747430
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United really fly only one 787 from DEN a day?
Replies: 21
Views: 4030

Re: Does United really fly only one 787 from DEN a day?

It's a pipe dream but I really wish UA would operate DEN-LHR with a 788. From AMA I prefer to connect through DEN vs. IAH.

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