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by MAH4546
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 89
Views: 12953

Re: Emirates drops FLL

Also all the hoopla about name recognition of FLL vs MIA isn't true at-all, Southwest has been living off of FLL forever, and if you are working/taking a cruise you will know FLL is the place to fly. not MIA. As long as the cruise industry is shot, FLL suffers the same fate. It is absolutely true. ...

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by MAH4546
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 89
Views: 12953

Re: Emirates drops FLL

looks like Orlando is gone too..I guess the two 777-300 PPE Emirates flights this week are a consolation prize for MCO spotters. It’s available from October 2 and onwards. Schedule after September 30th is just default. Orlando restart keeps getting pushed with every new schedule new load for the mo...

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by MAH4546
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC
Replies: 41
Views: 5949

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

DTWLAX wrote:
Has AA announced they are dropping LAX-SLC? Or people just assuming AA will drop the route?


It has not. Certain posters continually like to post their made up stories as facts.

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 89
Views: 12953

Re: Emirates drops FLL

CM also flew to both pre-COVID, though MIA got significantly more flights than FLL. BW has (I'm assuming temporarily as no announcement has been made) consolidated ops at MIA for the time being. Agreed. I know some will say that's where the B6 connections are but those had to be marginal at best, e...

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 89
Views: 12953

Re: Emirates drops FLL

Buenos Aires EZE and Rio de Janeiro GIG have been dropped too. Santiago SCL was already announced a few weeks ago. ULH economics must be horrible during these times. I expect only JFK and maybe LAX to hold out. Everything else has little value in keeping as the markets aren't premium heavy enough. ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 89
Views: 12953

Re: Emirates drops FLL

What makes FLL inferior to MIA for O&D? It's not like ONT vs. LAX. No, more like IAD vs BWI or SFO vs OAK. MIA is far more centrally located and there's also simple name recognition.When Norwegian relocated from OAK/FLL to SFO/MIA they admitted passengers are simply willing to pay more to fly f...

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 89
Views: 12953

Re: Emirates drops FLL

Never made sense to fly to FLL. When they return to South Florida it will certainly be to MIA.

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU
Replies: 54
Views: 10777

Re: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU

LAS was via HKG, JFK was and still is FRA, ORD via AMS and YYZ was VIE and AMS as you mentioned.

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by MAH4546
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

LAX-SAN is an odd one. I would not be shocked to see it return. SAN is an important OW feeder route anyway you slice it, obviously though the market for it isn't there right now with Hawaii closed, Australia closed and Asia near closed. The local market is obviously non-existent.

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by MAH4546
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121770

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Fair point and I know that's what has been going on with the whole "compliance [to quarantine] is expected" thing but the $500 fine seems to imply more will be done. But we will see. Neither the fine nor the quarantine are enforceable. Nobody will be fined. Are you suggesting to not fill ...

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by MAH4546
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121770

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Neither the fine nor the quarantine are enforceable. Nobody will be fined. I pretty much agree. There's really no difference between this new order and what's already been in place other than the threat of a fine. I think the addition of the $500 fine is to scare incoming students. We must remember...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121770

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder how demand in and out of BOS will change with the new measures on the quarantine for out of state travelers. For these to work, some form of authority needs to meet each and every flight (like Hawaii) and document everything for each person (like Hawaii). That doesn't seem likely to be the...

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by MAH4546
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An EK & US major agreement?
Replies: 16
Views: 2473

Re: An EK & US major agreement?

Emirates already has agreements with JetBlue and Alaska. Emirates actually flies to Fort Lauderdale instead of Miami because of JetBlue.

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by MAH4546
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

But PHX has great metrics as a connecting hub. 76 seat regionals don't work in that model. Once AZ (TX and FL) have the cases and hysteria come down (that will happen), those are the growth markets in the country. A321s and 738s rule are the backbone of the PHX flying. AA has retrenched in their me...

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by MAH4546
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26491

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

The Florida routes are interesting. AA attempted LAX-TPA a couple years back and it didn't quite work out. I think DL has been on the route for years now. The RSW adds are quite perplexing to me; I don't think anyone has attempted RSW-West Coast service. I never really thought RSW was popular for W...

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by MAH4546
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+
Replies: 17
Views: 2002

Re: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+

usflyer msp wrote:
I don't see how this is any different that what is offered since the onset of COVID-19. That blogger is being sensationalistic.


AA continued meal service in domestic flights over 2200 miles even after COVID. That’s gone now.

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by MAH4546
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+
Replies: 17
Views: 2002

Re: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+

Just call it Big Front Seat. That’s all it is.

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by MAH4546
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

With Jet Blue's feed they can try a lot of places in Europe from BOS too. They won’t. PHL and JFK have it covered. I find this to be the biggest question. Where is the bulk of AAs TATL flights going to be located? Obviously the top tier of European destinations (LHR, MAD, etc.) can be flown from mu...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

P1aneMad wrote:
With Jet Blue's feed they can try a lot of places in Europe from BOS too.


They won’t. PHL and JFK have it covered.

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by MAH4546
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26491

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

AS adding SFO-TPA nonstop service is also a possibility with UA currently being the only airline serving TPA nonstop from the San Francisco Bay Area. SFO-TPA has been added as well. It's weird they didn't announce it with all the other routes. Their schedule shows it starting 11/20, which is the sa...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26491

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

As a side note I was able to book a RT FLL to SFO nonstop on AS Christmas week. The FLL-SFO AS route has nine lives. It seems every year the route is cut only to reappear as a seasonal route. With these ads from FLL it might as well be permanent seasonal now. It's never been permanently discontinue...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40268

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Massive divestitures will be required and I doubt it will make this venture worthwhile. Plus layer job losses etc.. Southwest and others will be lining up for NYC slots. Then you have the JFK vs PHL question. JFK would be the victor but who steps up for PHL? Southwest? Zero divestitures will be req...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40268

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Massive divestitures will be required and I doubt it will make this venture worthwhile. Plus layer job losses etc.. Southwest and others will be lining up for NYC slots. Then you have the JFK vs PHL question. JFK would be the victor but who steps up for PHL? Southwest? Zero divestitures will be req...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26491

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

So much for the greatly exaggerated death of Alaska’s LAX hub. Great to see this.

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos

The Latin flights are mostly repatriation charters. Eastern is however flying scheduled from Miami (and JFK) to Guayaquil.

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by MAH4546
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121770

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Emirates plans return to BOS on Aug 15 ... https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-resumes-flights-to-6-more-cities/ Their website shows it starting as a 777 https://i.imgur.com/vJXD4Vs.png Then swapped out for an A380 by September 1st. Naturally this could still change, but great to see the...

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by MAH4546
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement
Replies: 58
Views: 12074

Re: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement

I guess what I'm saying is that I believe some of the more recent moves are due to their ongoing feud. They may be giving things higher priorities due to the recent events starting with LA. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=22316741 I do tend to agree with this a little bit. I don't t...

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by MAH4546
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement
Replies: 58
Views: 12074

Re: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement

Jo8338 wrote:
I think those are less than daily and LAX has been on and off


BOS is double daily. RDU will launch TBD this fall (currently September 8th) at double daily.

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by MAH4546
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35174

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Seems reasonable to assume so. I'd guess 5 to 10 flights to central america. I think they will do well to GUA/SAL/SJO. Not sure about Mexican markets though. Those are notoriously tough given Mexican ULCC pressure. All indications are that JetBlue is not moving out of T5 anytime soon. AA will shrin...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35174

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Pretty sure JetBlue will eventually take a slice of the LAX-Mexico/Central America market if they plan to get to 70 daily flights. Seems reasonable to assume so. I'd guess 5 to 10 flights to central america. I think they will do well to GUA/SAL/SJO. Not sure about Mexican markets though. Those are ...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1897
Views: 330832

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

With regards to the LATAM venture and Delta's future expansion at Miami, in their application submitted to DOT yesterday, Delta claims they remain committed to expanding in Miami, even past what has already been announced (and subsequently delayed). Unfortunately the public version redacts what they...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35174

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Big question is where are the gates coming from? For now, they will likely be able to have LAWA evict AA from the low 50 gates. With AA's downsizing and freq reductions, this should not be much of an issue. Eventually, they will probably move to the new Midfield terminal. For similar reasons, there...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement
Replies: 58
Views: 12074

Re: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement

Wow. Fascinating. So Delta is all hands on deck for its Miami expansion even post-COVID. Yes! Plus I don’t think LA’s entire MIA network is going to come back - EZE gone, secondary Brazil is doubtful. It is going to be interesting to watch DL fight AS at SEA, B6 at BOS and AA at MIA - all when dema...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement
Replies: 58
Views: 12074

Re: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement

Wow. Fascinating. So Delta is all hands on deck for its Miami expansion even post-COVID.

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 115031

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Considering how successful UA has been with TLV, don't be shocked if you are wrong and TLV sticks. Those LY flights were booked solid due to demand and people want that flight to stick.. I am not "wrong." It is a temporary flight that will operate through February 4th. I can't be wrong ab...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

The DFW-HND loads are terrible because there's little demand for overseas travel right now, and I think Japan is also not letting US passport holders in, similar to the EU, and with good reason, given that COVID19 is out of control in the US with no progress on the horizon. Guessing a lot of cargo ...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

American has cancelled the passenger DFW-HKG resumption for tomorrow. Similar to United, AA will not operate the flight for the next few days. The resumption will now be on July 16. DFW-HND will inaugurate tomorrow, with what appears to be a terrible load. DFW-ICN will also resume tomorrow. The DFW...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 115031

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

It's a real bummer, even though it was expected. LY and QF were the two tails I was really looking forward to seeing this year. I think there's still some hope for QF. At least UA is going to pick up the mantle to TLV, but it would be great to take LY on that route. Hopefully some day soon. QF's en...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I see LAX has 63 flights scheduled in for tomorrow. Even if they double their schedule a year from now, that's still only about 125 flights. LA's primary regional feeder at LAX, Compass, shut down. AA is in the process of moving this flying over to Skywest, which is already in motion and begins in ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I see LAX has 63 flights scheduled in for tomorrow. Even if they double their schedule a year from now, that's still only about 125 flights. LA's primary regional feeder at LAX, Compass, shut down. AA is in the process of moving this flying over to Skywest, which is already in motion and begins in ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 115031

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

And LY is "indefinitely suspending" ORD - https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/el-al-flight-to-chicago-postponed-indefinitely-634331 It's a real bummer, even though it was expected. LY and QF were the two tails I was really looking forward to seeing this year. I think there's still some hope...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA has so much debt to pay off. Their only path out of this is through their fortress hubs. If they are going to be 30% smaller next year and bring back DFW/CLT/DCA to close to pre-COVID size, it's inconceivable how they could do that without major cuts elsewhere. LAX is going to get huge cuts. The...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA has so much debt to pay off. Their only path out of this is through their fortress hubs. If they are going to be 30% smaller next year and bring back DFW/CLT/DCA to close to pre-COVID size, it's inconceivable how they could do that without major cuts elsewhere. LAX is going to get huge cuts. The...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

If we are to look at S21 schedules, the following are the routes at LAX that don’t seem to be resuming:- LAX-FAT LAX-STS LAX-RDM LAX-MFR LAX-SDF 3 out of 4 flights on LAX-SEA upgauged to mainline. AS announced FAT-LAX a few weeks ago, guess this is why. Also, AA is upguaging two PHX flights to main...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

graham697 wrote:
I’m curious what may happen to the beyond perimeter slots at DCA. If AA/AS get as cozy as it seems, maybe we see a shift in destination mixes. I don’t think each slot is tied to a specific destination. Although, some are.


That’s illegal antitrust. They aren’t getting that cozy.

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I think it'll be hard for them to chop too hard at both LAX and PHX. That really leaves them with little west coast of their own. Chopping at LAX has already started and makes a little more sense due to the new partnership with AS, who is not weak at LAX. However, AS is still pretty weak at PHX, so...

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I find it very surprising that MIA would be so low on the list. Is it really all the Latin flying that is bringing the margin down so low? I would think the CONUS flying should be very profitable Miami is a hyper competitive market, so it's not going to have the margins of something with less compe...

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

At this point, I think AS and AA can all fit in T4 + T5. I'm sure they want most of T4 to 6, but they really don't need it. AA will probably be at most 150 flights in the near to medium term and AS will be around 70 to 90. AA's operations at LAX were already extremely gate-constrained, leading to h...

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United plans Chicago to Tel Aviv
Replies: 8
Views: 3015

Re: United plans Chicago to Tel Aviv

Not a charter but this is being launched primarily for cargo demand. UA will offer passenger tickets though. Same with LAXSYD early relaunch and ORDHKG. Passenger demand isn’t great but they flights can be profitable as cargo services.

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by MAH4546
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14014

Re: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft

Connections aren't everything. You need a solid local market for most long haul flights to have staying power. Additionally, MIA isn't in a convenient location for connections to Morocco from most of the U.S. It's OK for connections from the Gulf Coast region, but not much else (besides Mexico, Cen...

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