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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9643

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

I don't blame them. They're the largest single user of the airport and they're going to get punched in the mouth for something that isn't going to benefit them but will benefit their main rival at the airport. Yeah, no. Yet AS is happy to be the sole beneficiary of the North Satellite project, whil...

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20690

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

I don't care who announced it, I like it. I refuse to recline into someone else and I hate when someone does it to me. I flew DEN-LHR in Y a few weeks ago and the muppet in front of me was reclined from wheels up to top of descent. I generally agree on daytime and shorter flights or during meal ser...

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9643

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

You can thank Alaska Airlines for delaying start of construction of the new IAF, if anybody has forgotten. http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025558052_seatacgrowthxml.html I don't blame them. They're the largest single user of the airport and they're going to get punched in the m...

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20690

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

I don't care who announced it, I like it. I refuse to recline into someone else and I hate when someone does it to me. I flew DEN-LHR in Y a few weeks ago and the muppet in front of me was reclined from wheels up to top of descent.

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1063
Views: 126100

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I would assume they are, it is busy enough, if not they could just fly to STL on the way back. KCPS isn't a designated port of entry, so they would have to go to STL(or SUS). Interesting, thanks for the update. I forgot about SUS also. I didn't know SUS was until I looked it up. It makes sense thou...

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20690

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Ok?

Link? Airline?

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1063
Views: 126100

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Since the Cards are in MTY and they use CPS, are they equipped to handle the return in regards to customs? Their website does not really say. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8890/history/20190411/2210Z/KCPS/MMMY I would assume they are, it is busy enough, if not they could just fly to STL on...

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by 777PHX
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1063
Views: 126100

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Just because you are a vendor, and your card may work, does not mean you get to wander in closed off areas of the airport. If you have no business there you will be in trouble. If you have no business there and taking pictures you will be in real trouble. Exactly, just because his card technically ...

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142026

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

I would be surprised to not see B6 order 10-12 B789s concurrent with this, for use to London, Paris, and also Tel Aviv, along with some transcon. From NYC, the UK, France, and Israel are all strong O&D markets. I really don't see Jetblue going all in on this and ordering a bunch of brand new ai...

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1063
Views: 126100

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

TVNWZ wrote:
My bet AA thought it was a big deal going places he’s not really supposed to go for his job and videoing it. I just hope he keeps his job.


Yeah, I'm sure AA and Lambert weren't pleased that a gate agent or a ramp rat went wandering all over the airport.

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by 777PHX
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 66139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

At least it's not a 77E or a 787. It bodes well that BA has "upgraded" to a more premium heavy airplane based on the percentage of seats. I'm surprised as hell at this. Same # of F, slight increase in J and W, rather large cut in Y compared with our current 744. I wonder if cargo needs ar...

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119175

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Why hasn't AA recanted yet on the whole OASIS mess, are the beancounters really that good at their jobs that they can ignore their customers and employees? It seems like they've realized they've gone too far, if not publicly. If I'm going to fly the equivalent to Spirit, at least give me Spirit pri...

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119175

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

AAlaxfan wrote:
Since the 757 line is no longer in play, could MD start the MD80 line again? :stirthepot: :banghead: :biggrin:


No, they're going to dig Delta's old DC9s out of MZJ.

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 66139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

At least it's not a 77E or a 787. It bodes well that BA has "upgraded" to a more premium heavy airplane based on the percentage of seats.

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119175

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I'm pretty sure the autistic screeching for AA to hang on to the MD80s longer is the new "Boeing needs to restart the 757 line" thread of the moment. It's. Not. Going. To. Happen. Aircraft are no longer owned. Parts stocks are depleted. Still operational aircraft require mx checks to keep ...

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 170
Views: 6466

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

masA380 wrote:
It’s probably for crew familiarisation first and later on be sent for international routes.


Not with that configuration.

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by 777PHX
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15650

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

Airliners.net in a nutshell.....

Two page thread, of which 70% is pedantic arguing about some meaningless statement.

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by 777PHX
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 744 at UPS
Replies: 20
Views: 4791

Re: The 744 at UPS

Moosefire wrote:
Some of the FX -11s are factory built freighters.


Yeah, it looks FX received 22 new build F models from the factory, plus whatever they acquired secondhand.

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 744 at UPS
Replies: 20
Views: 4791

Re: The 744 at UPS

The next question : Why are already six (all PW powered !) Fedex MD11F aircraft retired BEFORE the previous generation MD10-10/30 aircraft. Retired Fedex MD11F aircraft : N521FE, retired Feb 2019 N524FE, retired Sept 2014 N527FE, retired Jan 2015 N580FE, retired May 2015 N644FE, retired Nov 2014 N6...

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6682

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

Link failed, google led me to: https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/qantas-steward-sacked-for-drinking-quarter-bottle-of-vodka-on-flight-20190403-p51afp.html The Fair Work Commission dismissed her claim that she was unfairly sacked in October last year after she admitted to drinking a quarter ...

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20051

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

StrandedAtMKG wrote:
This is what happens when your company doesn't employ any disabled people. Legally we have a right to be accommodated on airplanes, and this just would not cut it.


That was my first thought. This won't pass muster of ADA here in the US. Will. Not. Happen.

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 66139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

From this morning's Arizona Republic: Condor Airlines looks to expand Phoenix-Germany flights. https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/airlines/2019/04/03/condor-airlines-expands-phoenix-frankfurt-germany-flights/3268504002/ Now, Condor's second season of Phoenix flights is about to take off and the...

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

You people spreading this racism should be ashamed of yourselves. This is just absurd. Calling his competency into question isn't the slightest bit racist. I've heard the same rumors about him. He was fired from Mesa because he was having some sort of psychological/emotional problems. I hadn't hear...

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 66139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of fly-overs, a B-17 flew by our house in Avondale yesterday around 1730 at fairly low altitude, heading south-to-north, clearly on approach, and as he went below my visible horizon, it looked like he banked right toward Glendale airport. Anybody know anything about this? I was thinking it...

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21829

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

Again ... if you didn't read it here, you would never know this was occuring. So, what does this bother you so much? To me it is that seniority is being mis-used, that over all this is just "gaming" the system. One of the things about seniority, is that one can use it as they see fit. &qu...

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 66139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of fly-overs, a B-17 flew by our house in Avondale yesterday around 1730 at fairly low altitude, heading south-to-north, clearly on approach, and as he went below my visible horizon, it looked like he banked right toward Glendale airport. Anybody know anything about this? I was thinking it...

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Number of daily London-USA flights?
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

Re: Number of daily London-USA flights?

I pulled a random Saturday in April, 4/20. *This list is far from all inclusive so don't blast me if I missed a city or a flight.* PHX 2 AA, BA MSY 1 BA AUS 1 BA IND 1 BA SEA 3 BA X2, VI DEN 2 BA, UA SAN 1 BA SFO 6 UA, VI, BA LAS 2 VI, BA MSP 2 DL DFW 5 AA, BA IAH 3 UA, BA EWR 7 VI, UA, BA JFK 18 BA...

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21829

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

According to me. 12 year FA at one of the majors. Top out pay is $65 an hour. If I fly 100 hours a month (which is very realistic) my base salary is 78k. That is before any per diem, LOD pay, purser pay, profit sharing, international pay. etc. A typical line is, what, 80 hours/month? 80 hours x $70...

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by 777PHX
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21829

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

Most FA's at the us majors are making close to 6 figures once they reach top out pay (year 11-13). According to who? It looks like most of them top out at $60k-$70k for an average line. Now, sure, you can pickup trips and work some ungodly number of hours and maybe get close to that, but not on ave...

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by 777PHX
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21600

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

Boof02671 wrote:
They are keeping the A330-200s. They aren’t scheduled for retirement unlike the 333s.


The A333s aren't scheduled for retirement. They will be around indefinitely.

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by 777PHX
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 66139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

It's great that the AA flight has started but I have no desire to fly an AA 777 in Y. Especially if the alternative is a BA 744.

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by 777PHX
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21829

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

Because you can expect to make $100k a year after a few years and that is without much overtime. Its also more varied and interesting than sitting at a desk all day thinking about your two weeks of vacation a year. That is absolute TOTAL rubbish. NO carrier is paying flight attendants anything near...

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by 777PHX
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 816
Views: 75151

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

It’s not particularly political, as Mizzou and Texas are both ‘red’ in the senate, but having 2 US senators opposed from Texas makes it tricky, anyway. I don’t see a big ‘win’ to killing F-15X for the House dems, but making it dramatic is perhaps a goal for that side. Mizzou is a university, not th...

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by 777PHX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 816
Views: 75151

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

It’s not particularly political, as Mizzou and Texas are both ‘red’ in the senate, but having 2 US senators opposed from Texas makes it tricky, anyway. I don’t see a big ‘win’ to killing F-15X for the House dems, but making it dramatic is perhaps a goal for that side. Mizzou is a university, not th...

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by 777PHX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21829

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

luckyone wrote:
All these posts for a concept that blows my mind. What idiot junior PAYS to work?? Pay me to take your shift, sure. But I’m not paying someone else to work more....


The ones that have the means and don't want to be flying 7 legs a day to crappy cities in the midwest. They're buying quality of life.

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by 777PHX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21829

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

If a crew member has the seniority to hold a trip its theirs fair and square. It's none of anyone's business what they do with it. Most posters comments aren't of any merit since it's not their career. Go back to your cube and start another Doug Parker bashing thread or another e-shrine to DL You'r...

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 43
Views: 3902

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

KLM has a couple 744s that are 29 years old. Eritrean has a 767 that's 34 years old. Air Canada has a few 767s over 30. AC and LH both have a few A320s that are knocking on 30. DL has a few 757s still active that are closing in on 30 this year too.

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest

Tampa's not close to much in MLB terms. Just look at a map of MLB teams: there's a whole lot of nothing in the area south of the Ohio River/East of the Mississippi, except for Atlanta and Florida. And of course, the two closest teams to Tampa are NL teams. And their entire division is up on the eas...

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?
Replies: 20
Views: 2183

Re: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?

This same silly thread came up a week ago and the answer is still the same - lack of current pilots, lack of suitable candidate airframes, mx involved and a number of other factors make this a non-starter. To think otherwise is a gross simplification of the logistical challenges involved in such an ...

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by 777PHX
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace American's A333s?
Replies: 29
Views: 6655

Re: American Airlines A330

http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/do ... _Final.pdf


This is great, where'd you find it?


They publish it in their 10K every year.
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wrongwayup wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
According to AA's latest fleet update, the A330's will be around for years to come.

http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/do ... _Final.pdf


This is great, where'd you find it?


They publish it in their 10K every year.

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by 777PHX
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 744 at UPS
Replies: 20
Views: 4791

Re: The 744 at UPS

They flew some of their -100s to almost 40 years old, so I suspect it will be a while before you see any sort of 747 leaving the fleet.

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by 777PHX
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5677

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

Delta28L wrote:
Only the 747-8Fs are factory new


They had some of the last -400Fs off the -400 line.

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by 777PHX
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 6830

Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

enilria wrote:
Sorry but that’s ridiculous. They don’t own the city name. Not sure why MCO even cares.


They're just being a bully through litigation. I wonder what they're claiming as damages? It's not like many people are flying into MLB over MCO.

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by 777PHX
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the Philippines will it happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 6919

Re: AA and the Philippines will it happen?

LAX-MNL is almost as long as LAX-SYD is. A near ULH route with questionable yields? I don't see it happening.

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17880

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

OA940 wrote:
777PHX wrote:
AA really has become the Ryanair of the US.


Minus the one thing that makes Ryanair worth it, aka its amazing fares.


Exactly. The value equation isn't there with AA.

(That wasn't a knock on Ryanair, I'd fly them all the time for what they charge....)

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5218

Re: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019

HA could add service to additional destinations on the U.S. mainland such as ORD, DFW, and DEN in order to defend market share in Hawaii. HA might be able to offer connections onto transatlantic flights to Europe at ORD, DFW, or DEN from Hawaii if (a) HA adds HNL-DFW, HNL-ORD, or HNL-DEN nonstop se...

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17880

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

AA really has become the Ryanair of the US.

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by 777PHX
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue becoming desperate?
Replies: 33
Views: 9094

Re: JetBlue becoming desperate?

FatCat wrote:
airbazar wrote:
This is why I don't give my real email address to any business. Too much spam.

This is very smart, given that in most of cases boarding passes are sent by e-mail


Or you know, you could just download their app.

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by 777PHX
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 66139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

BA have just announced the config. for their new A350-1000's (along with unveiling new J-cabin and first 35J routes)...it will be J56/W56/Y219 (with no F as was previously known by some). As we were discussing last month what BA might possibly replace the 744 with here at PHX, it seems to me with t...

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by 777PHX
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16576

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

IF the Ethiopian accident was MCAS, these were apparently the only two pilots (oops, I mean one pilot and 200-hour TT passenger in the right seat) on the entire planet who didn't have MCAS in the forefront of their minds to the extent that they experienced any altitude issues and saw significant an...

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