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by mikeyp224
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36907

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

The thing about Doug is that he is willing to say anything just to keep things moving forward. I don't understand how back in May and June you go from a stance of "we are going to do everything in our power to avoid having to involuntarily furlough anyone" to "we are overstaffed in s...

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by mikeyp224
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36907

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

All of this just really goes to the fact that American Leadership (specifically Doug Parker) is really only concerned about themselves. Before everyone jumps on me, I am not saying that he could have done much different to totally avoid furloughs due to Covid. The reality is, it was inevitable that ...

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by mikeyp224
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1290
Views: 196919

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

American's next 787-8, N872AN, has been painted and returned to PAE earlier today: https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1286019336608440320/photo/1 Any words on the configurations? Still the dreaded 20J (19J in long haul)? Why do AA 787-8 have only 20 J seats ? That is way too few, they need more a...

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by mikeyp224
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1290
Views: 196919

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Seriously, enough with the 321L on transcons. It is embarrassing to use those on 5 hour flights. Either ramp up the Oasis retrofits or use 321S. With so many planes not flying you would think it wouldn't be that hard to use strictly 321S or Oasis on transcons like CLT - SEA and PHL - SFO. Pardon my...

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by mikeyp224
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27101

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

Not saying that this is actually what it is, but if you look at the jonnyc pictures it looks like the design is going to be on the inside of the winglet. So perhaps that is why it looks grey on the outside of the winglet still? That being said, he seems to think it won't come until March...so there'...

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by mikeyp224
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

N162UW ferried to GSO on Monday for Oasis mods. 2nd A321 in for mods. Due back in service September 17.

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by mikeyp224
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 26217

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Steelers flights on AA this year (all AA9443)... 9/21 - SFO (B763) 10/12 - LAX (B763) Not confirmed yet, but my guess is 12/7 to PHX will also be a B763. Are they splitting between LL and AA this year, or are they reverting back to only AA? They're probably going to use AA for trans-con flights but...

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by mikeyp224
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 26217

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Steelers flights on AA this year (all AA9443)...

9/21 - SFO (B763)
10/12 - LAX (B763)

Not confirmed yet, but my guess is 12/7 to PHX will also be a B763.

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by mikeyp224
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sorry if this has been answered before, but why PIT? Going into service from there, or some more ancilliaries being fitted? AA has their main Airbus maintenance facility at PIT, a holdover from US days. Not anymore. CLT overhauls airbus also. The A321neos are being brought into the fleet with LUS (...

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by mikeyp224
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

miaami wrote:
Any updates on the 14 738's that were taken out of service due to the Oasis issues? Have any of these aircraft returned to service yet?


Negative. They are still at a couple of various airports (GSO, TUL, TPA, MLB, etc) for evaluation.

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by mikeyp224
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

It's official. The first A321 has gone in for Oasis mods at GSO. N161UW.

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by mikeyp224
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anyone noticed that 4/3, 4/4 and 4/6 Lufthansa has loaded the A333? Then the following Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday appear to be back to the A343. Odd, no?

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by mikeyp224
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

For those wondering the Oasis A321 configuration is 20 First, 35 MCE and 135 MC.

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by mikeyp224
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fleet update. https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/ So, if I am reading this right, there are 67 Oasis 737 planes? Yes, thats correct. I think I heard that they are having 3 or 4 738's out for the conversions at any one time. The 738s are getting the Oasis interior in GSO, TUL and BFI if ...

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by mikeyp224
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Sadly, it appears to be all 343's for LH out SAN this summer. Just did a dummy booking at the LH site and it showed all 343's :-(. We shouldn't complain however, since 5x weekly 343 is better than 0x weekly on anything else. Bummer. I'm going to continue to hold out a shred of hope for 346s -- just...

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by mikeyp224
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANMAN66 wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
What gate does Allegiant use at SAN?

If I recall, Allegiant uses a gate in T-2E. It may have changed recently.


That is correct. Allegiant is still using gate 30.

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by mikeyp224
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74321

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

The Lufthansa A346 is going to look awesome landing in San Diego! Yeah! Can't wait to see such a site here in SAN. I have a question for everybody -- Is LH flying the 330 into SAN occasionally?? This past Monday I was traveling down the I-125/94-W and saw what appeared to be a 330 flying past. The ...

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by mikeyp224
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-revving on partners through AA
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Non-revving on partners through AA

airlinepeanuts wrote:
Or just ask your friend?


If you actually took a second to read what OP wrote rather than just jumping all over them, you would have noticed that they stated their friend wasn't really sure.

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by mikeyp224
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20162

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

What's going on with JetBlue? They are dropping most of the routes to San Diego down to less than daily in June? This can't be right, can it?

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by mikeyp224
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 136272

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I’ll take a MAX over an unrenovated LUS A321. I hate arriving with my phone low on battery, and the fast WiFi rocks. Could be that I’m under 30 though. I too am under 30 and I would much rather ride on the LUS A321s than the MAX. By far the most generous MC out there among the US3. Could be that I ...

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by mikeyp224
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74321

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

For comparison: A343: 30J 28W 221Y A346: 8F 44J 32W 213Y Looks like the A346 that Lufthansa currently has loaded for the San Diego flights is actually the 8F, 56J, 28W, 189Y version. That certainly could be subject to change. But I think it's safe to say that is a pretty big increase in premium sea...

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by mikeyp224
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74321

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

The Lufthansa A346 is going to look awesome landing in San Diego!

Does anyone else think it would be cool for British to send the A35Ks to San Diego once they get them?

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by mikeyp224
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 136272

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1045019844213649409?s=20 JonNYC seems to be a reliable AA insider but the A321neo is rumored to have 196 seats. (20 F and 176 Y) As of now the A321ceo is scheduled to have 190 seats . Although I have no idea if they are going to 196 seats for the ceo. The A321neo ...

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by mikeyp224
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 7070

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

Both LAA and LUS A321s will see the addition of new Airbus Airspace bins, as well as the installation of the B/E MiQ seat in First, the B/E Meridian seat in MCE and MC (with tablet/cellphone holders). The LUS A321s will see the addition of power ports (1 per seat in First and 2 per set of 3 seats in...

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by mikeyp224
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 7070

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

They actually aren't starting until next year. AA is waiting until they bring the NEOs in for the FAA certification process. It'll be at least 5 months before you see a LUS A321 rolling out with the new cabin.

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by mikeyp224
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 67051

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

If AA were to start PHX-LHR, no matter if it's on the 787 or A330, with no current wide body crew base in PHX what would the logistics of this look like? Would they have to open a small wide body base there or would the crew fly a domestic wide body PHL-PHX or ORD-PHX, overnight then fly the TATL l...

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by mikeyp224
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74321

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Seems to me I remember hearing somewhere along the way that BA had expressed interest in changing their skeds at SAN, possibly for earlier arrivals at Lindbergh. I don't remember if it was tied in with possible equipment changes but with what you report Hampton saying, maybe that's the key. (And th...

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by mikeyp224
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74321

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Anyone know why there was a 24-hour delay with yesterday's LH467 back to FRA?

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by mikeyp224
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74321

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Does anyone know who is handling the ground services for Lufthansa? Is it United? The check-in counter is clear down at T2W, definitely a bit of a hike to get to 20, 21 and 22. I guess now thinking about it, the new FIS facilities are supposed to open in the summer so perhaps this could just prevent...

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by mikeyp224
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40529

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

I have been a loyal AA flyer since 1998, making Gold most years. I can honestly say the move to this configuration of the 737-800 has me seriously thinking moving by business to Delta. A quick glance at delta.com will educate you on the fact that Delta advertises seats with 30" pitch in econom...

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by mikeyp224
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 87084

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

NOOOOOO!!! Please don't go with the GTF!!! :(

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by mikeyp224
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 120390

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

All the LUS 757s are now in the 75H configuration, 12F/172Y, which is currently absent from seatguru. I cannot find an interior pic of the F cabin but can report the Main Cabin of N200UU had very limited legroom. The LUS 757 F cabin has the same seats as the LAA B738 (with PTV), 319 and 321 F cabin...

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by mikeyp224
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 120390

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

All the LAA 757s have the international first class cabins. Not sure about the LUS 757s. That's good. All the LUS 757s are now in the 75H configuration, 12F/172Y, which is currently absent from seatguru. I cannot find an interior pic of the F cabin but can report the Main Cabin of N200UU had very l...

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by mikeyp224
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights
Replies: 25
Views: 4521

Re: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights

Air AsiaX may want to upgrade it offering and have a real premium economy like Scoot or Jetstar. They do have a Premium Flatbed cabin - please check out the review here: https://www.ausbt.com.au/airasia-x-airbus-a330-premium-flatbed-class-kuala-lumpur-sydney I know Air Asia X has two rows of J clas...

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by mikeyp224
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC
Replies: 52
Views: 11911

Re: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
In main cabin extra sure, in regular with hose horrible flimsy seats @and 30" pitch, no thanks! The person in a middle seat deserves a free drink.


MCE is only 33" pitch on the MAX, so it's not like you are getting a that much of an upgrade from the 30" pitch in MC.

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by mikeyp224
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 5404

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

If you listen to any of the AA executive talk about US to London flying, the metal is irrelevant. The JV serves CLT, PHL, MIA, JFK, PHX, LAX, DFW, and ORD to LHR. BA gains no benefits by starting CLT-LHR if the 2 frequencies that AA currently flies are enough for the demand.

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by mikeyp224
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 19733

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

The seat map shows 52J.. oh wait, the very last window seats don't have aisle seat. This polaris investment should pay well for UA. US3 772 configurations will be: UA 50J242Y=292 with 3-4-3, 31"Y AA 37J24W212Y=273 with 3-4-3, less than 31"Y (30 or 30.5) DL 24J48W220Y=296 with 3-3-3, 31-32...

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by mikeyp224
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK to EZE 777-300ER
Replies: 11
Views: 3938

Re: AA JFK to EZE 777-300ER

Confirmed upgauge during the peak Argentina summertime travel season. Upgauge is effective Jan 8 - Feb 13 and it implies 50 more seats per flight segment/day and a First class cabin on the route. With this AA upgauge and the addition of UA EWR-EZE beginning October, there will be 55% more seats off...

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by mikeyp224
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Youngstown Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3268

Re: Future of Youngstown Airport?

loisencroach wrote:
Does YNG have a FIS facility? If so, perhaps Apple Vacations to CUN even though they are already at CLE and PIT. But it works at RFD with ORD nearby, so.....


Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport..

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by mikeyp224
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL Aircraft N292AY
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Re: AAL Aircraft N292AY

The "MCE" on the LUS A332s is simply row 6 at the bulkhead and row 23 behind 3L/3R. That being said they are introducing true MCE when they install the Premium Economy on those planes. Currently the only completed aircraft is N279AY.

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by mikeyp224
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12844

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

Not sure if anyone noticed this, but both FlightRadar24 and FlightAware are showing N8710M loaded for WN1770 and WN144 on 9/1.

This has to be a mistake, right? Or am I just totally missing something?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N8710M/history/20170901/1325Z/KLAS/KDEN

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by mikeyp224
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 20267

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

First of all the whole "leaked memo" thing is pretty old news. In fact since the leaked news and the subsequent apology from AA to the PHL flight attendants, they have actually made the route announcements (on LAA metal) official. No need to rehash that. At the end of the day American is a...

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by mikeyp224
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 159284

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Just looked at the AA schedule from DFW and realized that the MD80 looks to be gone for good! Anyone know when the last flight was? The last flights were Monday. Currently AA only has their schedule firmed up through December 14th. After that there is four daily loaded with MD80. I would expect tho...

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by mikeyp224
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15666

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

I don't know if this has been clarified but will AA's MAX's at least have powerports? I don't remember if its AC and USB or just USB, but Economy will have something. Awesome thanks! AA's MAX's will have an AC power port at every seat, compared to the B738s with dropdown screens (which only have 2 ...

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by mikeyp224
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15666

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

flymia wrote:
I agree the seats should come with some type of slot to insert iphones ipads etc.. Or else, its pretty uncomfortable looking down if you want to watch the streaming IFE.


The new Meridian seats are supposed to come with holders for tablets (not sure if cell phones will fit).

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by mikeyp224
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15666

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

And AA opted not to have individual seatback IFE installed on these new planes? If that is the case, its a real shame and other step in the wrong direction. The fact that AA has opted to not have seatback IFE installed on these new planes is well known and has been discussed ad nauseam. Could we pl...

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by mikeyp224
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 29967

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Tampa Bay - DAL8876 - B752 - http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8876 Pittsburgh - BSK385 - B738 - http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK385 Pittsburgh is also BSK384 - B738 - http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK384 One B738 is definitely not enough for a football team and all that comes along ...

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by mikeyp224
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 w/no WiFi
Replies: 16
Views: 3740

Re: AA 757 w/no WiFi

According to the American fleet site N938UW does not have wifi.https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/ It also indicates that other 757s do not have Wi-Fi, which contradicts many on here. Are you sure this information is up to date? It also indicates that N938UW has 12 in First and 164 in t...

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by mikeyp224
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 14015

Re: DL A321 expansion

The A321 has been on ATL-SAN for one flight every Saturday for a couple of weeks.

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by mikeyp224
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 73
Views: 17053

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

I blame much of this change on the fact AA, DL and UA are doing large-scale retirements of their 767 fleets. I would not be surprised we end up with a situation where the NFL team has to charter two 737-800, 737-900ER or 737 MAX 8 planes for travel to road games within two years. I think we are alr...

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