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by Rookie87
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8023

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

How many Latin American markets has AA pulled out of so far?
Not knowing anything about aircraft, I am wondering if the 321XLR would allow them to reopen LPB

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by Rookie87
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137849

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Color me shocked at LAS getting an application for HND from AA (if true)

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by Rookie87
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 10588

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

To be honest, I honestly don't even get why AA is retaliating against NK anyways. F9 has been doing CLT-TPA/MCO/PHL/DEN for a while now and AA hasn't really retaliated against them. I don't see why NK is any different. I hate to be blunt but NK and AA have different target markets, especially in CL...

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by Rookie87
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 planning
Replies: 18
Views: 4006

Re: AA 787 planning

Does anyone have more definitive news on AA's 787 routing. I know the 767 has been flying DFW-CUN, DFW-SFO,ORD-SFO alnong with other domestic markets and it should transit all However, with the retirements of the 767-300 , the 787 is scheduled to enter some of other hubs along with MIA . At the mom...

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by Rookie87
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y
Replies: 50
Views: 9222

Re: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y

Focus on J, making the hard product consistent across the fleet etc
What I found interesting is that they want to double the number of back up aircraft for last minute mechanicals. Now I’m wondering how or where they stand compared to other airlines in that.

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by Rookie87
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DFW-SKB
Replies: 34
Views: 6492

Re: AA announces DFW-SKB

There's AA being petty AAs heck, lol. AA already runs MIA-SKB and now its wanting to run off Sun Country on the currently non-existing DFW-SKB route? I totally get defending one's turf in a market that already exists, but dang...why not let Sun Country get its little bit of coin from running a summ...

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by Rookie87
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 10383

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

Here I thought AA through their joint venture agreement with JL do “fly” to Tokyo...

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by Rookie87
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113830

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

One word answer. "Amazon". Ha. The same Amazon who have a coach employee booking policy and have started their own Cargo carrier? . Me thinks they'll need a whole hell of a lot more than that to right the ship. And this whole thing gets blown to smithereens if Open Skies can be agreed to ...

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by Rookie87
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113830

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Would love to sit down with the C Suites of the US3 and ask them point blank for two dates: - The date when their networks to China will be profitable - The date when those profits will surpass the mountains of losses that they've sustained launching and operating TPAC nonstops between the US and M...

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by Rookie87
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 63
Views: 12146

Re: AA213/214 going from 752 to MAX8

Is the AA MAX8 really as bad as everyone here make it out to be? Have flown on all other AA airplane types they have in the fleet, so what is the difference between the MAX8 and all other types? Dramatics mostly, nothing new from the whiners who have taken over this site. The lav sink is indeed sma...

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by Rookie87
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 69
Views: 10553

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

In my agent days when we had IROPS or had to rebook on another carrier, it was FULL FARE Y priced, not what Joe Schmo bought on Expedia. Since when did that change?

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by Rookie87
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA JFK to CDG, MAD, and MIA 767 Replacements
Replies: 25
Views: 5248

Re: AA JFK to CDG, MAD, and MIA 767 Replacements

I can't see JFK-CDG remaining. It may be listed as a 772 but the airlines frequently use placeholder aircraft for distant dates. CDG is a Sky team hub and AA is forever shrinking in NYC. I don't believe they can consistently fill a 777 with no feed on either end. I just don't see it as viable any l...

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by Rookie87
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA JFK to CDG, MAD, and MIA 767 Replacements
Replies: 25
Views: 5248

Re: AA JFK to CDG, MAD, and MIA 767 Replacements

I can't see JFK-CDG remaining. It may be listed as a 772 but the airlines frequently use placeholder aircraft for distant dates. CDG is a Sky team hub and AA is forever shrinking in NYC. I don't believe they can consistently fill a 777 with no feed on either end. I just don't see it as viable any l...

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by Rookie87
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 47
Views: 8698

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

What were the specs and short falls of the A300? It was widely used as a domestic ~254 seat people holler across Latin America and the Caribbean by AA and throughout Europe by Lufthansa and others. The 321 has taken its place more or less. As I type this, how would an A300 actually compare to an A32...

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by Rookie87
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16394

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Here in Oklahoma City, I've heard many people call Dallas the "Big D", have been for years. After reading it for a second time, the Dallas marketing attempt by AF is not entirely bad, but it is clumsily put together. Whoever was in charge of composing it could have done a much better job ...

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by Rookie87
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16394

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

I wonder what AA’s response would be if any. Add a 2nd frequency mirroring AF’s times or is that not available in CDG? I have no idea if CDG is slot controlled or not.

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by Rookie87
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113830

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

788 which operates on these routes.. with the retrofit, j seat are expected top drop to either 24 or 20 (haven’t seen the final config) which is a pretty low count compared to other carriers. Even the 789 has a pretty small J cabin compare to other airlines operating long haul flying. Just found an...

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by Rookie87
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

That's how the airlines protect their "turf." And what does that mean? They invest in opening the route and spend money catering, crew the flight, pay for additional rooms at the hotel, maybe marketing, maybe, and sell discounted tickets just to close it after the other airlines cancels t...

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by Rookie87
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

CLT is not DFW, AA will get feed in CLT, Volaris not so much. AA will play hardball with Volaris until they kick them to the curb and then most prob CX the route. I can not understand the logic behind that. Opening a route because another airline did and cancelling it after they exit That's how the...

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by Rookie87
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

AA will probably kick Volaris off the route and then cancel CLT-GDL themselves. Hopefully not, volaris is actually cheap unlike AA. Same thing with WW and AA on DFW KEF. WW was almost 5x !!!!! cheaper than AA on the so called "competing" route. CLT is not DFW, AA will get feed in CLT, Vol...

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by Rookie87
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36784

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

PAP is a bit surprising as that route supposedly was a big money maker but that was probably pre Spirit. With the axing of FLL/PAP does AA have any P2P routes left except for RDU/LHR? It is very surprising BUT Haiti has been going through a lot of unrest recently more than usual with the new govern...

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by Rookie87
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 61
Views: 8015

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Why can’t or couldn’t HA or AA fly to China from a different US gateway? More so AA than HA I guess since HA only has one hub at HNL

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by Rookie87
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113830

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

So what is nonsense to you? Certainly you have an answer for it so you made the claim. Alright, already in the first clause that sentence is not clear, "I definitely think AA has conceded the Int'l market (especially Asia) to their partners, UA, and foreign carriers and will instead focus on d...

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by Rookie87
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36784

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

enilria wrote:
Lemieux wrote:
ORD-PVG is cut as well

I really don't understand how that route can be bad.


Maybe because I can get there tomorrow and come back next week for ~$700.

I never thought to check prices and wow. That is CHEAP.

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by Rookie87
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36784

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Would this mean JFK becomes a 777 station for transatlantic? And this being the move of all 767s to PHL?

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by Rookie87
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 13537

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

From just reading comments, you’d think that the baggage handler was intentionally trying to damage the bags but the video says otherwise. The stroller falling was an accident and he clearly showed remorse that it happened since you see him stop HE didn't stop .. the video did! He;s a jive turkey. ...

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by Rookie87
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 13537

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

From just reading comments, you’d think that the baggage handler was intentionally trying to damage the bags but the video says otherwise. The stroller falling was an accident and he clearly showed remorse that it happened since you see him stop

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by Rookie87
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HKG to LHR flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: HKG to LHR flights

Have you tried departed flights. com ?

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by Rookie87
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions
Replies: 21
Views: 6952

Re: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions

Great news, IR really needs these birds for their regional flying. So once these are delivered, how many in total will they have? Shame they couldn't get at least another A330 and a few A321s. 13 ATR 72, 1 A321ceo, 2 A332 have been delivered so far. They were supposed to get another 7 ATR 72, 7 A32...

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by Rookie87
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130945

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

The second 737-800 has entered Tech Ops Tulsa for the Oasis modification. It’s N980AN (tail 3DN) she’s scheduled to re-enter revenue service on 8/25. That seems mighty slow for the second bird. Should have been by my estimate about a 20 day process not four weeks. They’re supposedly going to have u...

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by Rookie87
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130945

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

The second 737-800 has entered Tech Ops Tulsa for the Oasis modification. It’s N980AN (tail 3DN) she’s scheduled to re-enter revenue service on 8/25. That seems mighty slow for the second bird. Should have been by my estimate about a 20 day process not four weeks. It was discussed by the VP of Netw...

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by Rookie87
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11703

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

Some posters really need to get a grip on their phony outrage. I’m not sure why this even made the news — I guess because of the flight crew’s reaction — but people pee on airplanes in places other than the lavatory every single day. She lives up to your screen name lol was it you? Anyways people h...

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by Rookie87
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Rage Incidents - Are Airlines & TSA Partly To Blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Air Rage Incidents - Are Airlines & TSA Partly To Blame?

The problem is that we are always looking for someone else to blame for our own behavior. How someone decides to react is that, their decision, no matter what someone or something does, your reaction is your reaction.

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by Rookie87
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113830

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA has tried tons of longhaul routes over the years from ORD -- EZE, DEL, GRU, FRA, HEL, DME, etc. As AA VP of Networks stated today, Chicago international flying has historically been "chronically loss-making - some of the worst in the network." Honestly, I think this has more to do with...

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by Rookie87
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12805

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

Ok, thanks. Is it known if the airline changed anything on the plane, marked it in any way to honor the event or no? I'm just trying to imagine the reaction of the next passenger when they see a newly installed plaque on their tray table with words to the effect "In memory of John Doe who sat ...

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by Rookie87
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8637

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

Glad to hear of this development. Unbelievably ugly livery. In my opinion it is a nice livery, my problem with it is that it screams "Qatar Airways". There is not Italian feel to the livery. If they are trying to replace Alitalia as the flag carrier, I think the livery should remind peopl...

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by Rookie87
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8637

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

I can’t understand how someone does a trip report and sleeps through the other services.
Good luck to Air Italy

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by Rookie87
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63781

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

BA isn't leaving DFW, they will continue to operate one of the frequencies. It wouldn't make sense for BA not to fly into the 4th largest market in the country. While I do agree with you that BA won't be leaving DFW, they would leave DFW if for some reason it made sense for the joint venture to uti...

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by Rookie87
Wed May 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5809

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

greenair727 wrote:
maortega15 wrote:
JFK-YVR-HKG-LAX RT

All on CX


That is essentially JFK-LAX. Is CX allow to sell that?


The customer got to HKG

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by Rookie87
Tue May 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 10842

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

787 could be used to DME, TLV, JNB, SIN, NGO, PHL-NRT, or LAX-ICN. Also AA is going all-788 in ORD which could result in an additional ORD-NRT. If JNB and SIN are too far they may get a few 778 which would have fleet commonality without a higher capacity than 77W; however, the 789 may be better for...

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by Rookie87
Tue May 29, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 10842

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

AA is one of the last airlines to place a large 77W order so it probably will one of the last to buy the 777-9. The 787 order AA just placed is for replacement of the A330-300 and 767 fleets. AA has time to figure out what they are going to do to replace their 47 777-200ER fleet before they replace...

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by Rookie87
Tue May 29, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 17259

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

After upgrading the 737, why do you think Boeing decided to just say forget it with the 757 and 767? Or were there upgrades done that we may or may not know about? After upgrading the 737 to 737NG it was probably to late to do a significant new derivative of the 757 and 767. Should Boeing pursued t...

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by Rookie87
Mon May 28, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 17259

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

The Boeing 767-200 entered service in 1982, just a couple of years after the Airbus A300. The latter was the first twin-engined widebody, and the first with two crew members on the flight deck. (The engineer position was removed.) The A300 was in 1983 joined by the A310, a 12 frames shorter derivat...

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by Rookie87
Mon May 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 17259

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

So no one really answered the OP’s question, I’ll reiterate for those who got emotional and didn’t read. The 737, and 747 were upgraded over the years and now we have the 737 MAX family and the 748. What were some of the reasons (if known) why the 757 and 767 Family didn’t receive similar upgrades i...

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by Rookie87
Sat May 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly
Replies: 29
Views: 5492

Re: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly

Matt6461 wrote:
What happens if a crew member designated for the return trip falls ill? Can they run the flight with some bumped seats?


Probably won’t matter since most airlines operate with more than FAA minimum crew. They would just depart minus the sick crew member.

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by Rookie87
Tue May 15, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1563

Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

AA does it for HKG and SYD, not sure for the others since I’ve only flown premium economy to NRT, ICN and S.Am. trips

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by Rookie87
Wed May 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113830

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

With UA having their primary/dominant hub at ORD, and them having a much bigger Asian presence than AA, I never understood why AA flies ORD-BEK/PVG when it can't even do routes like ORD-CDG year round. I do seriously wonder if PVG will be cut as well, and what the future of Asian flying on AA out o...

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by Rookie87
Tue May 01, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 787s will be based where?
Replies: 24
Views: 3939

Re: New AA 787s will be based where?

Any word if any of the -9s will be coming to ORD? With most of the A330s being in PHL and CLT, wouldn't we expect -9s to be present in those hubs? The A332s are not going anywhere anytime soon and the A333 retirement has been given a stay of execution and will now be a few years from now after the ...

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by Rookie87
Tue May 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 787s will be based where?
Replies: 24
Views: 3939

Re: New AA 787s will be based where?

(Assumption) Charlotte and Philly most likely (hopefully) before Miami as the A330-300 is retired and the 767s go die in Miami and the 787-8 comes later to fill in as each 767 is sent to the graveyard. I’m only basing this assumption off how mr Vasu Raja had talked about using the 767 vs 787. And if...

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