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by Rookie87
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 6758

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

Its hypocritical for airlines to pass out drinks and snacks, invite you to eat them but then "require" masks. Which is it? Virus spreads while you are munching on snacks, producing excess saliva that gets projected into the air while smacking with your mouth open and chatting with your tr...

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by Rookie87
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36904

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

My heart goes out to those who will not only lose their jobs And even their livelihood starting today. Having been there twice I really feel for all of you. I went thru an airline shutdown in the late 90’s And lost my new home I just purchased and had my car repoed after being jobless for 5 months ...

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by Rookie87
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2147
Views: 267854

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

American Airlines plans to add more destinations in Asia from DFW as it shifts away from making LAX its gateway to Asia: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/09/13/american-airlines-moving-to-make-dfw-airport-its-gateway-to-asia/ Brian Znotis: "So when international travel does re...

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by Rookie87
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2147
Views: 267854

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It looks like PHL-DUB is an addition for Sep as well. There are a number of frequency increases PHL-FRA/MXP go from 2x to daily PHL-AMS goes from 3x to daily PHL-FCO goes 2x to 3x PHL-ZRH goes 2x to 3x CLT-MUC is daily Question out of curiosity...PHL-FRA/MXP, would you or anyone think these could p...

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Ishrion wrote:



Well color me surprised

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by Rookie87
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2147
Views: 267854

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I'm baffled...routes are being cut due to the clear lack of demand due to covid yet users are acting like the sky is falling and AA is failing at LAX blah blah blah...what am I missing? They should fly empty widebodies on these long haul markets because that's success??? Jesus Christ. AA looks like ...

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by Rookie87
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 86158

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

8-K confirming agreement on term sheet with the U.S. Treasury for a $4.75 billion loan under the CARES Act. Loan expected to finalize in Q3. https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/node/38461/html The company also announced it has reduced $14.5bil op and CapEx cost for 2020. Cash burn rate down $35mil...

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by Rookie87
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12651

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

With the October 1st deadline approaching, airlines will soon have to take the steps to furlough mass amounts of employees. Many have already taken preliminary steps (UA, DL). What is the consensus that the CARES Act airline aid will be extended? Will the government allow mass layoffs a month befor...

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by Rookie87
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2147
Views: 267854

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Welp the thread got deleted twice, so I'll try and post it here. I thought I cleared up the issues the first time but alas: -Break even load factor is 25% at $35 fuel, got as low as 9% (given CARES act grant & other cost cutting measures) The question becomes what happens on Oct 1 when CARES ac...

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by Rookie87
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 788 Business Class
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: AA 788 Business Class

I have a few questions in regards to AA's 788 business class seats. I will be traveling with a family member and are currently in seats 1D and 1H as I read that these seats are good for those traveling together since they are the reverse seats. However, I have been reading that the divider is perma...

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by Rookie87
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10555

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

Unlike many executives who grew up out of touch with ordinary people because they attended private grade schools and Ivy League colleges, Doug Parker went to public grade schools and a small liberal arts college, Albion College. Albion is in rural Michigan, but the town of Albion, like many cities ...

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by Rookie87
Tue May 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16843

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

There are typically the scope limits of: 70 seats and 76,000 lb 76 seats and 86,000 lb There is also a lighter weight Japanese 70 seat scope (anyone have the weight? I'm going off memory). The 76 needs great efficiency (heavy engines) and a minimum range of 1500nm. The 70 seater needs a minimum ran...

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by Rookie87
Mon May 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16843

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

There are typically the scope limits of: 70 seats and 76,000 lb 76 seats and 86,000 lb There is also a lighter weight Japanese 70 seat scope (anyone have the weight? I'm going off memory). The 76 needs great efficiency (heavy engines) and a minimum range of 1500nm. The 70 seater needs a minimum ran...

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by Rookie87
Fri May 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36904

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

There were furloughs at DL following 9/11. All but the most oblivious members of the population know that the current crisis is many times worse than 9/11 ever was. You can bet there will be significant furloughs at DL later this year and into 2021, just as there will be at most carriers. Anyone wh...

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by Rookie87
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3644

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

Don't know what you read but we know you clearly didn't read the linked article. People apparently using their pets, fake people etc to open accounts. Except the OP didn't mention the fraudulent ways and instead is saying that just the mere fact of obtaining miles with two separate card issuers is ...

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by Rookie87
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3644

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

AA just doesn't know when to quit. They generate such bad will with their customers. I assume you did not read the article linked? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I read it. There is no rule violation. AA is the most hostile US airline toward their customers. If they felt there was a violation t...

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by Rookie87
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12748

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

UA has used the 777 on SFO-LAX-SFO a few times this past week. We were also told that we will utilize the downtime to get maintenance done on the aircraft and while it wasn’t mentioned, would it be possible for them to speed up any planned cabin mods? Would be nice to get the new Polaris cabin into...

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by Rookie87
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the B787-3 be the new NMA?
Replies: 14
Views: 2940

Re: Could the B787-3 be the new NMA?

As stated by RJMAZ, The 787-9 improvements have recently?..started to be adopted for new build 788 correct? With that in mind, a better optimised 787-3 could be feasible. How have these improvements evolved anyway? I haven't followed them beyond my vague memory of Boeing starting to make the 788 hav...

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by Rookie87
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s
Replies: 35
Views: 7062

Re: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s

N62NA wrote:
This is great! And yes, hopefully they'll replace the backwards/forwards Zodiac seats on the remaining 772s and 787-8s.


I thought the 772s were all fixed to the forward facing seats?

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by Rookie87
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-Hawaii Aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Re: AA DFW-Hawaii Aircraft

Kind of wasteful to use those 787 to Hawaii. AA should put A330-300 to Hawaii and put those 787 & 777 to Europe from Charlotte and Philadelphia. The A330-300 is getting ditched in a few years so a slow death to Hawaii similar to the 767 dying a slow death in Miami. Should really make you wonder...

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by Rookie87
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-Hawaii Aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Re: AA DFW-Hawaii Aircraft

Kind of wasteful to use those 787 to Hawaii. AA should put A330-300 to Hawaii and put those 787 & 777 to Europe from Charlotte and Philadelphia. The A330-300 is getting ditched in a few years so a slow death to Hawaii similar to the 767 dying a slow death in Miami. Should really make you wonder...

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by Rookie87
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5386

Re: AA "American Champions" program

https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-employee-champions/ I cant believe doug parker and crew, are this out of touch with their employees. I don't really see how this will be successful, since a majority of AA people are not happy with their company. If I worked at AA I'd probably volunteer....

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by Rookie87
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Now Has The Most Domestic Destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5611

Re: DFW Now Has The Most Domestic Destinations

vhtje wrote:
I can't click through due to EU data protection laws and US websites' nannying response to it.

How many of those 193 destinations are AA-only? And, how many are not AA?


Article says overall AA is 85%

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by Rookie87
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Jesus, if the flying public ACTUALLY made decisions the way y'all post on here, there'd be Michelin ratings for onboard catering lol Seriously, LH has the facts, y'all don't. LH saw that it made sense, based on the facts that they had that y'all are wrong and Y customers do not care. Get me to the w...

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by Rookie87
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17729

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

Some airlines have translators that aren't FAs to help only with translating on the flight. AA used to have them and I believe Jet Blue still had them to Port au Prince. What's the difference here? Seems like the UK is just ...ugh On most of the international flights I have flown, the "transla...

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by Rookie87
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17729

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

The simple fix should be the hire a real, certified flight attendant for this position. Which seems to be what they're doing. So, because the UK can’t handle it, Emirates needs to hire an overqualified person to clean the showers? At your office, do you also hire MBAs to do janitorial services? Or ...

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by Rookie87
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?

I found the article mentioned above, believe it or not the search function actually worked. Man, I miss some of these old posters from back in the good 'ole days. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=94679 Welp folks, figure you mihgt like to read this. I just got my paws on NW's...

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by Rookie87
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12361

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

AA729 can't leave without minimum 8 crew. AA schedules 9 on there and most likely reassigned FAs in DUB, (assumption).

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by Rookie87
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?
Replies: 41
Views: 13948

Re: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?

I'm used to seeing flight crews at hotels that are within, say, 5-20 mins from airports for obvious reasons. I am currently staying in Stamford, CT, which is about an hour from JFK and the other NYC airports and about an hour from a smaller regional airport that is presumably only domestic flights ...

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by Rookie87
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 325
Views: 63235

Re: GECAS and IAI to build 777-300ER Cargo Conversion

zeke wrote:
That spells the death on the 747-8F

Hey Zeke,
Would it really? Is the market for oversized (front loaded cargo) on the 747 that small or...you mean no more new orders, just keeping the current fleets at status quo?

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by Rookie87
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?
Replies: 70
Views: 13883

Re: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?

Hi all, I'm sure i'm not the only one to have this thought. Why is it on the majority of TATL flights regardless of airline, the breakfast served in Y is minimal and threadbare? Aside from select flights on KL, BA and LH, breakfast in economy is seldom more than the likes of a puny bagel or a prepa...

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by Rookie87
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25021

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

Can someone elaborate on the AA press release statement that says the BOS-LHR flight will be aboard a ‘state-of-the-art’ 777-200? Obviously the planes are well over a decade old, so is this particular frame going to be ‘different’ from all the other 772s they’ve got? All the 772s have updated busin...

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by Rookie87
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25021

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

With LIM/SCL/GRU, all AA is doing is adding service back. AA operated these additional flights in the last, before reducing service, perhaps not coincidently, not long before applying for ATI with LATAM. All AA did was upgrade the second daily MIA-SCL and third daily MIA-GRU flights from seasonal t...

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by Rookie87
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25021

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

Awesome move by AA showing commitment to MIA and that BOS hasn't been forgotten. JFK gets some much needs love and great news for ORD and DFW regarding those two flights and their performance.

We do get to see how bitter some posters are though and their bias to DL *popcorn*

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by Rookie87
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127604

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

AA has themselves. they were fine before they had LAN and were big in Brazil before TAM. the reason for so many of the cuts were because of the unstable economies in south america, something delta should be mindful of. AA has MIA, DFW, and LAX which are all strong to south america regardless of the...

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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: 8818

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: 821
Views: 154538

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: 11247

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: 4209

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: 9649

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: 6877

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: 11084

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: 684
Views: 118226

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: 684
Views: 118226

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: 12607

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: 10816

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: 5378

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: 5378

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: 9019

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: 17380

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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