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by grbauc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8451

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Airlines are trying more and more to sell tickets directly. In the year 2020 there is no reason to drive to a travel agency. Good riddance. Good riddance ? Often the living travel agents have better package deals, which simply can't be done online. Many people know they want a holiday, but don't kn...

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by grbauc
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64177

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Well.... I have to ask this... Anyone remember when Doug Parker said the airline would never lose money again? Anyone get his thoughts as of lately on that outrageous statement? I know he is cocky, but this may come back to haunt him. I sincerely hope none of the airline go bankrupt, or fail. Some ...

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by grbauc
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64177

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

2 days ago, on the JPMorgan Industrials Call, the management team identified they have ~$7.3 Billion in liquidity (above their standard target of ~$7 billion and well above their stated debt covenants requiring ~$2 Billion). They identified a further ~$10 billion in unencumbered assets. They have s...

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by grbauc
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MSYSFO
Replies: 104
Views: 18392

Re: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MS

AA dropping PHX-PIT?! Insanity So no carrier is flying this at all? I don't see any flights from WN all summer. Wow ive always been amazed at how US/AA can't or hasn't been able to keep even a focus city alive in PIT. With it history there it makes me wonder but if WN does not run on the route eith...

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by grbauc
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134110

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

I was gonna say. Without AS being able to codeshare on the AA intl flights out of SEA, what would be the point? That makes zero sense to announce a huge tie-up and AS entry into oneworld if they wouldn't be able to codeshare with AA. No codeshare doesn't mean no feed. Both AS and AA are already wil...

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by grbauc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134110

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

The battle for Seattle is officially on as DL desires a large long haul hub from there. I’m more surprised that AS is becoming a full member. I think with Korean and DL JV SEA plans are not has needed has they once were. DL plans for SEA will imop scale down a fair bit if the economy or flights to ...

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by grbauc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134110

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

I thought it was April Fool's Day for a moment. Wow. Just wow. I literally almost just s**t my pants on the Metro reading this right now. Also while a big win for both AS and AA if it works , it does make them both look very desperate. Bold moves that limit competition don't typically solve those t...

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by grbauc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134110

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

I like the “This is retaliation for X” comments. This isn’t a game, retaliation isn’t the right word. They see an opportunity, have a strategy in place and just moved to execution. This isn’t being done because of LA/DL or anybody else. This may have well been on the cards anyway. This is being don...

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by grbauc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134110

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

Like many others, I had to double-check to be sure it wasn't April Fool's, especially regarding SEA-BLR. I know it's been talked about a lot on a-net but have never seen any O&D numbers. My guess is they're banking on connections from AS, but that leads me to ... see Exactly what I was thinking...

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by grbauc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134110

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

Absolutely out of the blue here from AA, AS and Oneworld. To launch flights to BLR, the one Indian destination that has been absolutely begging for direct service to the US, is a killer move, and to do this from the hub of frenemy Alaska Airlines to form a united front against Delta at SEA is simpl...

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by grbauc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134110

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

boeing773er wrote:
W.t.f.

I hate to say airlines act on feelings, because I like to think they put their shareholders above that. But this just feels like straight retaliation against DL for the LATAM deal.


LOL share holders how about there business in general and employees> and yes of course shareholders...

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by grbauc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7394

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

Parker served his purpose and it would have been logical to put Kirby in charge 3 years ago. Kirby either quit or was fired. I’m not clear AA had a backup plan, so they are (again!) a huge airline zombie in search of a plan. But I don’t know the details of what they could do. Is it possible the CFO...

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by grbauc
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38965

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Agree there is probably some realities that surfaced on various topics / programs and that pushed Muilenburg out. Everybody responsible got huge bonusses based on stock value. Stock value based on market perceptions rather than factual information. Market perceptions were actively managed and every...

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by grbauc
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 12157

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

ScottB wrote:
Crazy that four of the six largest carriers will be fighting over a relatively modest-sized market.




Yea and many clamor how the mergers were so anti competitive and consumer unfriendly. Some crazy market share being fought over.

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by grbauc
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38112

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

AA needs to add more seats on their planes to match Delta. Even after the Oasis retrofit, AA's 321 will have less seats than Delta's. Pretty much every single Delta plane has more seats than AA's because Delta puts the lavs in the AFT galley like they did with their new Airbuses. DL also adds a row...

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by grbauc
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38112

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

There website is still in 2019 not able to book me on partner airlines or use miles on them on international itinerary. I don't know who you're referring to here. DL award miles can be used online with more than 20 partner carriers. DL was booking 20 partners online when AA.com couldn't do eight. A...

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by grbauc
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38112

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Is Dougie seriously this out of touch? He needs to put down the bottle and realize that HIS decisions to destroy AA's product and destroy AAdvantage are the reasons AA is now so far behind it's peers. It's really not that complicated. What a complete joker. To be fair, Delta led the charge on deval...

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by grbauc
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38112

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

I don't see how they can give up on new York market and expect this to happen. That would be a big step to get serious about one of the largest markets in the country, second might be to focus on getting people from A to B, not only deal with the operational challenges, but might be time to rethink...

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by grbauc
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38112

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

tphuang wrote:
I don't see how they can give up on new York market and expect this to happen.



Doug needs Help and fresh blood and Idea's. He did the impossible and really has just stayed to long, should of gone out on top. I don't think he is the visionary that is needed to get AA the right brand and direction.

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by grbauc
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hub Benchmarking
Replies: 58
Views: 18481

Re: Airline Hub Benchmarking

Finally read it. Terrific. One thing I’ve never understood. It is widely speculated that ATL and CLT are tremendously profitable, perhaps even at the top at least in the USA. Yet they have low share of o&d, I am actually shocked ATL is lower than CLT as ATL is a much larger metro. The author co...

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by grbauc
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hub Benchmarking
Replies: 58
Views: 18481

Re: Airline Hub Benchmarking

OP Great post and job compiling and analyzing the information.

FSdan your right EWR is not the connection hub I tend to believe it is.

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by grbauc
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11174

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Agree also. Many law enforcement agency in the US have lost the Plot. To me this is some of the most egregious activity by our Government. Hold on a minute there Conspiracy Carl. I was being sarcastic. Any time someone tries to get around customs by distributing more than $10K in cash among 4 peopl...

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by grbauc
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11174

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

You arent required to declare money over 10k to customs agents. Him changing his declaration set this off. Will have to see what evidence, if any, they can uncover this is illegally laundered money. Being in possession of $9000 in cash does not make it illegal. To me this stinks of civil forfeiture...

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by grbauc
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"
Replies: 98
Views: 36013

Re: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"

The Hong Kong government have officially announed details of the subsidy. Instead of subsidizing airlines or residents directly, they're going ti give those subsidy to travel agents instead. Each inbound overnight tourists can get HK$120=US$15 subsidy, while each outbound overnight tourist can get ...

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by grbauc
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919
Replies: 48
Views: 11002

Re: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919

Welcome to Western media, where attacking anything Eastern is a speciality. China built something? ZOMGZZZ THEYZ COPIED IT FROM SOMEONEZ ELSEZ THEYZ MUSTZ BEZ HACKINGZ USZ!! An innocent Russian calmly drinking his vodka in his snowed in hut? ZOMGZZZ THEYZ COPIED IT FROM SOMEONEZ ELSEZ THEYZ MUSTZ B...

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by grbauc
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines & Gol Negotiating Partnership
Replies: 29
Views: 7224

Re: American Airlines & Gol Negotiating Partnership

I dunno if any Latin American country offers DOMESTIC business class seats. Latam does not. Azul also does not offer it Sky is the same. I wonder if Avianca and Copa do it in their domestic routes... so there is no point in bashing AA for something that their latin american counterpart have never o...

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by grbauc
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/6/2019:AS Cuts SFO-BNA/KOA/RDU,SJC-JFK/KOA/SNA,Adds SFO-PHX;DL In SEATPA;NK In SJU-EWR/BOS;DY EWR>JFK
Replies: 61
Views: 16842

Re: OAG Changes 10/6/2019:AS Cuts SFO-BNA/KOA/RDU,SJC-JFK/KOA/SNA,Adds SFO-PHX;DL In SEATPA;NK In SJU-EWR/BOS;DY EWR>JFK

N292UX wrote:
It appears that PDX, LAX, and SEA are gonna be AS' top 3 hubs moving forward. Lots of cuts at SFO/SJC/SAN recently.



I personally think they have too many spots and should cut down. Seattle and Portland are already givens. SFO LAX SAN would be my first tier choices.

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by grbauc
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15627

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

Lots of people can fly to an airport but if there are more seats than people flying that isn’t a profitable venture. You’re confusing “relevance” with profit. That was the problem with VX in the first place. They flew a bunch of vanity routes that had heavy competition. VX entered DFW in December 2...

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by grbauc
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15627

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

Who initiated this change - AS or AA? Doesn't seem to benefit either airline. AA really could use the AS network as a de-facto presence in the Northwest, since their current presence is largely hub-only flying. They should make there own West coast North-south and PNW focus city. The AS partnership...

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by grbauc
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11939

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

1.) If anyone says they have an easy solution to this problem, their wrong. 2.) Many solutions proposed do not consider - or trivialize - unintended impacts. It is possible to make the situation worse. 3.) Uber and Lyft largely serve to substitute for other personal vehicles - taxi, friend, family ...

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by grbauc
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28048

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

What AA needs is a CEO like Gordon Bethune who turned around CO back in the early 90's. You CANNOT manage by spreadsheet, it does not work. The employees and customers are ASSETS, not LIABILITIES. D0ug does not seem to want to comprehend that, he looks at employees and customers (I know this first ...

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by grbauc
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28048

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

I a fan of AA in general, but there needs to be leadership change. Doug is not working out, fresh blood is needed. But I'm not sure Kirby is the man either. Ive followed DP career from HP when he took over and HP/US and AA were my main carries and I achieved top tier at both airlines one of the yea...

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by grbauc
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15627

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

Who initiated this change - AS or AA? Doesn't seem to benefit either airline. AA really could use the AS network as a de-facto presence in the Northwest, since their current presence is largely hub-only flying. They should make there own West coast North-south and PNW focus city. The AS partnership...

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by grbauc
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT
Replies: 79
Views: 16750

Re: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT

In the application with the US DOT earlier this year, AA did specify that they were looking for a non-traditional flight time for their new (second) LAX-HND bid. With AA already having one LAX-HND flight today (during the normal midday times), AA probably felt the need to specify that a second LAX-...

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by grbauc
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 24565

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

The never ending capacity dump in BOS continues. It never ceases to amaze me how much carriers pile on in BOS, for what though? Yields have to be rock bottom. Is this simply a case of everyone ganging up on B6 to put it out of business? yea poor B-6. For them being the youngest carrier they have a ...

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by grbauc
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 24565

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

The never ending capacity dump in BOS continues. It never ceases to amaze me how much carriers pile on in BOS, for what though? Yields have to be rock bottom. Is this simply a case of everyone ganging up on B6 to put it out of business? yea poor B-6. For them being the youngest carrier they have a ...

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by grbauc
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13503

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

DL or MIA would not need to ‘add’ gates at MIA. I expect they would just take over gates evacuated by AA as they eventually shrivel down, after having just lost a huge South American feeding partner. Ooff. This is why they need to go back to charging $25 to joining this forum. So many have posters ...

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by grbauc
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13503

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Delta would be smart to put up a fight against AA in MIA and break up the monopoly, Delta is already a big name in the South Florida market due to the ease of connecting through Atlanta since it's basically on the way to most US destinations. I don't imagine anything grand, but flights to a few mor...

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by grbauc
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13503

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Delta would be smart to put up a fight against AA in MIA DL is going to get their ass handed to them at MIA. They'll run some connections to/from LA-operated flights they'll codeshare with, but that's it. Besides, DL is already fighting 1) AS in SEA 2) B6 in BOS and JFK and 3) Everyone at LAX. You ...

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by grbauc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18751

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

Unfortunately airfares in the last thirty years don’t agree with your premise Fine-tune your perceptions : US transcon (4-5h depending on the route ) in Y with the US3 is usually around $400 Within the EU, for a similar distance, I've flown CDG - SVO (3h30) on LH for less than 150€ ( true with a co...

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by grbauc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18751

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

Am I delusionnal if I say that's the 3rd or 4th time I see that same post ? Because it is the only way to win. The LEVIATHAN is not the way to win for consumers. It is the way for virtual oligo-/monopolies. People here speak of open skies, JVs, cross-participations, free-trade & the like withou...

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by grbauc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124353

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

From a consumer's perspective this sounds like great news because it injects a healthy dose of competition into the market. Delta is disrupting AA's existing market leading position between the US and Latin America. More competition usually means better value for consumers. AA's strategy was to rei...

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by grbauc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124353

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

People are way overestimating the effect of this upon AA. AA was the king of Latin America before any relationship with LA/LATAM and will be afterwards. He who rules MIA rules US-Latin America traffic. If anything LATAM is the one being screwed here as they are going to lose most of their US point-...

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by grbauc
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 120
Views: 22356

Re: AA CLT growth

CLT is really a cool bustling hub! worlds 3rd largest airline hub to be exact, behind ATL/DL and DFW/AA. a pretty impressive feat! 3rd largest by departures, at least. Is AA at CLT bigger than UA at ORD by daily seats? I would think so by a mile. I have no clue and will be interested to know also. ...

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by grbauc
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 120
Views: 22356

Re: AA CLT growth

Can’t CLT simply grow by adding more banks— not necessarily new destinations? This is one way ATL school CLT they run more flights to many of the cities mentioned. I think AA needs to double down and add a new terminal/wing Charlotte before they can start adding banks. I think that’s where the real...

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by grbauc
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 120
Views: 22356

Re: AA CLT growth

Can’t CLT simply grow by adding more banks— not necessarily new destinations? This is one way ATL school CLT they run more flights to many of the cities mentioned. I think AA needs to double down and add a new terminal/wing Charlotte before they can start adding banks. I think that’s where the real...

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by grbauc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 9224

Re: United Growth in Denver

It's funny that back when UA & CO merged, DEN was on the cutting board as a hub in favor of IAH. Then DEN gave UAL a huge tax break which led to stabilization of the hub and led to UA moving nearly all of it's Houston training to Denver several years later. IIRC, the first negotiations occurred...

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by grbauc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 9224

Re: United Growth in Denver

It's funny that back when UA & CO merged, DEN was on the cutting board as a hub in favor of IAH. Then DEN gave UAL a huge tax break which led to stabilization of the hub and led to UA moving nearly all of it's Houston training to Denver several years later. IIRC, the first negotiations occurred...

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by grbauc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 26071

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

Right, because most people would much prefer to drive 100-115 miles in LA bumper to bumper traffic and then pay for parking, rather than fly out of a convenient local airport. Lower fares in the Southern California markets will pull a lot of passengers from BFL. Even FAT has lower fares than BFL. T...

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by grbauc
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 10718

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

I'm pretty much forced to fly CX. I hardly ever get JL has a option and most the time it's priced too high. Find that very difficult to believe, considering AA's ticketing algorithm on its own site or external, and its financial incentive to favor one over the other. But, for the sake of objectivit...

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