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by braniff2hav
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24307

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

alfa164 wrote:
tlhgator wrote:
enilria wrote:
FAQ
AS ATL-CHS AUG 0>1.0[0]
This is a rather odd ball route for AS to begin flying. Possibly a way to Keep the Boeing traffic moving between SC and WA?


I suspect that is a SEA-ATL-CHS-SEA routing.


For August it is SEA-ATL-CHS-ATL-SEA.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 12338

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

Delta will never let Virgin Atlantic fail. It is far too significant of an investment and affords Delta much value with their LHR base and resources. Will there be changes, sure. But I would look for VS to be around for a long time after they get over this hump.

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by braniff2hav
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?
Replies: 14
Views: 2832

Re: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?

26point2 wrote:
Did AA ever have San Francisco-Jamaica Non-stop service? I doubt it.



Nope but for a hot moment they did LAX MBJ ... of course on the silver screen you can have a non-stop from Mars to Chicago.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 251
Views: 52619

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

https://fr24.com/SAA2953/24b5373b

Cargo?

Has to be cargo as Argentina has suspended all commerical/passenger aviation. Unless it is perhaps repatriation service.
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ojjunior wrote:
SA A346 ZS-SNC (Star Alliance livery) is about lo land at EZE from GRU

SA2953 from Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/SAA2953/24b5373b

Cargo?

Has to be cargo as Argentina has suspended all commerical/passenger aviation. Unless it is perhaps repatriation service.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3545

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

There could also be a number of pax already confirmed and ticketed on these flights pre- Covid 19 that never cancelled - in hopes or to await a refund should the flight have cancelled.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 347
Views: 39598

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Well, I awoke this morning .. and discover ... British Airways has zeroed out all flights MSY LHR non-stop through July 31, only available from August 01... pretty much expected.
Same for IAH and AUS and BNA.

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by braniff2hav
Wed May 06, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10445

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

I don't see anything major happening whatsoever ... or a return to higher load factors until the U.S. State Department lifts or revises it's Level 4 advisory. Even domestically corporate travel is going to be looked upon hard because of budgest/bottom line. What I do see is this: driving trips to ho...

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by braniff2hav
Tue May 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis
Replies: 28
Views: 7617

Re: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis

Sure!
Western Global has a 747-400 in MVD as I type and it's headed to MIA today. It's been going to and fro MIA and Chile and Uruaguay lately.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 347
Views: 39598

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

F9 is operating DEN->MSY->PNS->DEN on 24Apr and 01May.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13839

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

Ishrion wrote:
enilria wrote:
TP BOS-LIS JUN 1.0>1.4[1.0]
TP EWR-LIS JUN 1.5>1.9[1.0]
TP LIS-MIA JUN 1.5>1.9[1.0]


Thanks as always! TAP is pretty optimistic? Recently added 3 new long-haul routes and now adding more frequencies?


I'm surprised that TP is not soon launching service LIS to JNB and/or CPT.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13839

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

I didn't see this picked up. Might have missed it.
F9 is operating service DEN->MSY->PNS->DEN
OPerates 24Apr and 01May and then goes away.
LOL the fare MSY PNS is $103.10 but if you go through to DEN the fare is $78.10. unhuh

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by braniff2hav
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 347
Views: 39598

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Nola wrote:
The airlines seem to have come to terms with the US Government on the terms of grants/loans as part of the stimulus package, which also contains funds for airports. I saw that ATL is expected to get 300+ million. Any word on what MSY might be in line for?


I think something like $40+ mil.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Edited EWR Photo On Google Earth Shows Just 2 Planes At The Gates
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: VERY Recent EWR Photo On Google Earth Shows Just 2 Planes At The Gates

Yet if you scroll over to JFK Airport on the same link you will see many aircraft at the gates. and then over to LGA ... just a few.
With just under 20 United flights at EWR these days the map/photo seems accurate.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64184

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

What a sensationalist post this is.

I can see many airlines filing bankruptcy ... today .. no ... in the coming months, yes. If they don't take the proper steps ... whatever that may be at this stage.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: You're Sick ... DENIED boarding
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

You're Sick ... DENIED boarding

I'm hearing of two situations .. one at JFK and one at EWR tonight where the customers were appearing to be ill, coughing etc. The carriers denied boarding to them. I understand at EWR the carrier was United. Don't know at JFK. Can anyone shed light on this - if it's a new policy to try and contain ...

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by braniff2hav
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4491

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

Was very likely part of a promtional tour put on by Braniff International who co-oped the service and Memphis was a fairly 'significant' city for BN. I suspect that's the occassion in the year of 1979. The charters operated by BA were done by a travel agency out of St. Louis and yes - as mentioned a...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA731 - longer than normal flight time
Replies: 17
Views: 4532

Re: AA731 - longer than normal flight time

Going the other way last night .... JFK LHR .... 5 hours 20 minutes.

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by braniff2hav
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21657

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

I find no appeal of flying BA within the US. I mean essentially it's already like flying AA. There is no difference in my eyes or heart that I see with BA. Blah.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia unveils new uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4149

Re: Iberia unveils new uniforms

Uh... those shoes ... or whatever they are ... I don't see that as very fashionable. The uniform itself is ok, I like it. Perhaps the shoes are not really part of the uniform.

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by braniff2hav
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87782

Re: Coronavirus another blow to an already vulnerable CX

This is an insane thought ... can't believe I'm typing it. But could we see CX voluntarily reduce service to all by a handful of very primary routes for a period until the virus disappears and unrest eases or goes away in HKG? I really hate that CX is having difficulties because I enjoy flying them,...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities
Replies: 88
Views: 16311

Re: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities

This is wonderful .. to see AA branching out... LOL But it also reveals such a lack of strategy. SMH

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by braniff2hav
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 123
Views: 13497

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Air India is near broke ... I doubt the Houston skies will see any Air India jets anytime in the near future.

I do find it most curious UA cannot make money on a route IAH CDG when I presume CO did for years.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Delta routes out of ANC right now
Replies: 12
Views: 4031

Re: Odd Delta routes out of ANC right now

Definitely charters for Ft. Polk. It's rather amazing to be driving along I-49 ... in the piney woods of Central Louisiana and see any ... widebody just zoom over on approach. It's fun spotting for sure! Nice little airport too for a 'nowhere'. I've seen many 747's, 767's, DC10's .. you name it - ov...

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by braniff2hav
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 347
Views: 39598

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone noticing what I see on the five trips out/in of the new terminal - how filthy the floors are e.g. dustbunnies galore, scuff marks, scratches, filthy baseboard areas, unkept bathrooms, overflowing trash cans in the f & b outlets (Chik-Fil-A the worst!). Also outside the exit doors heading...

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by braniff2hav
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 347
Views: 39598

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone noticing what I see on the five trips out/in of the new terminal - how filthy the floors are e.g. dustbunnies galore, scuff marks, scratches, filthy baseboard areas, unkept bathrooms, overflowing trash cans in the f & b outlets (Chik-Fil-A the worst!). Also outside the exit doors heading ...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break
Replies: 23
Views: 7457

Re: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break

Funny, we taxied in front of 4366 yesterday at CHS.

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by braniff2hav
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28567

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

DeltaRules wrote:
So rather than go into an untapped market, they're going into one with direct competition from DL.

I don't get it.



The network BA is building BEYOND LHR ... that's what BA can gain in PDX.

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by braniff2hav
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28567

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

Great for Portland, OR ... super news. Well deserved service. I don't care for BA at all in terms of service and policies. BUT I do admire what they are doing to maximize their network.
Those 787's are wearing out the skies! :)

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by braniff2hav
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 234371

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The MSY FRA schedule is in our GDS as of yesterday morning. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to post here.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 234371

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I guess I am alone in thinking the new terminal in New Orleans is too small? There is no place to sit other than in the restaurants or at a boarding gate. The passageway leading from security to the boarding concourses is too narrow and isn’t large enough to accommodate the flow of people clearing ...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Schedule Change question
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: BA Schedule Change question

How were you notified and by whom were you notified of said cancellation? I had a cancelled flight for 17Aug - they never notified me of I just noticed it when I accessed to look at seats. But it was more than 14 days out. They never called, they never wrote or anything. I was happy because it meant...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United IT issues today ?
Replies: 1
Views: 804

United IT issues today ?

Has anyone seen issues with UA delays and cancellations due to IT issues. There was something cited in flifo for a flight IAH MSY this afternoon, cannot find it - now it cites weather. I know there are storm systems at IAH causing delays. But this specifically said IT. UA 1894 returned to the gate j...

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by braniff2hav
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 234371

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The New Terminal at New Orleans Airport to Open on Nov. 6 NEW ORLEANS - The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced today that the new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) will open to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. All 16 commercial ai...

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by braniff2hav
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat increases YUL-MSY to yearround before it starts
Replies: 20
Views: 4013

Re: Air Transat increases YUL-MSY to yearround before it starts

07-10Nov ... AirTransat with option plus, includes one bag checked, seat assignment-standard, add a meal roundtrip and the fare on their non-stop is $676.16 roundtrip. AA connecting is $349.23 + checked bag at $30 x 2 ($60), buy on board meals I think run about $16 maybe, can get free seat assignme...

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by braniff2hav
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two United RJs at AAs T8 JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5007

Re: Two United RJs at AAs T8 JFK

Not if they planned to be there for a few hours. Tarmac rules.

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by braniff2hav
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat increases YUL-MSY to yearround before it starts
Replies: 20
Views: 4013

Re: Air Transat increases YUL-MSY to yearround before it starts

07-10Nov ... AirTransat with option plus, includes one bag checked, seat assignment-standard, add a meal roundtrip and the fare on their non-stop is $676.16 roundtrip. AA connecting is $349.23 + checked bag at $30 x 2 ($60), buy on board meals I think run about $16 maybe, can get free seat assignmen...

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by braniff2hav
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat increases YUL-MSY to yearround before it starts
Replies: 20
Views: 4013

Re: Air Transat increases YUL-MSY to yearround before it starts

I think it is very interesting on their option to purchase/reserve a meal ... $25 for lunch and $18 for breakfast -- I spend far less in a restaurant setting with top service. So, really!? Granted one doesn't really 'need' a meal on a short flight, but still.

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by braniff2hav
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15635

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

AA doing some partnership housecleaning in preparation for an acquisition of B6? So they'd end up with hubs or focus cities at BOS, JFK, PHL, DCA, CLT, FLL, and MIA? And overlap each other's Caribbean network? I think AA has lost its way and/or become a terrible negotiator with other airlines. AA i...

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by braniff2hav
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15635

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

Why are they unable to partner closer? I forgot.

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by braniff2hav
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 249
Views: 63218

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

MH and BA have just agreed to codeshare effective 09Oct to 14 destinations in Malaysia and Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam. So ... there is that.

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by braniff2hav
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 24593

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

London,London, London and more London .. boring AF. But ... the new Latin America routes .. makes you wonder what this announcement would have been had LATAM not thrown AA a curve ball last week. I'm sure AA sensed something about LATAM - they had to have. But nonetheless .. where is India, more Afr...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124566

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Well .. this is both sides of the story, note that LA publishes no agreement and AA publishes there is an agreement, as of 1135a CT 28Sep19 W/*LA‡*AA« LA-045 LATAM AIRLINES GROUP/LATAM AIRLINES GROUP S.A CANNOT ISSUE TKT-NO AGREEMENT ON FILE AA-001 AMERICAN AIRLINES/AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. CANNOT CH...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 234371

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

can someone explain to me why the ba outbound is so much different than the inbound? and for that matter all of the international ones are similar in that way? easy ... because BA is not daily, someone choosing to fly out on a day they do not operate likely flies with AA via XXX back to wherever. Y...

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by braniff2hav
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An actually useful ranking of US airlines.
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: An actually useful ranking of US airlines.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tips/the-best-airlines-for-any-kind-of-travel/ar-AAHurrI?ocid=spartanntp There were some surprises here. But most usefully, they give real details about why and how various airlines stand out. A lot of those categories are extremely subjective. Not sure the ranking ...

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by braniff2hav
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124566

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

And note that there is scant mention of Sky Team in Delta's press release ... except way down in the 'disclaimer' section. I think Sky Team is soon to be d.e.d.

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by braniff2hav
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124566

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

https://mailchi.mp/delta/xtaftmm3ol?e=790b05834b
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It's all spelled out here by Delta Air Lines: https://mailchi.mp/delta/xtaftmm3ol?e=790b05834b

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by braniff2hav
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124566

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Wow... just wow. This is how you build a global airline .. Never thought little 'ol Delta Air Lines from Monroe, Louisiana would be what it is today .. and headed to tomorrow.

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by braniff2hav
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 9712

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

I have had the absolute worst flight on LIAT and then in May one of the best - amazingly. It's the staff/crew - they can be super friendly and then they can be the rudest animals on this planet. I hope that they last, because they definitely fill a role that few other companies could offer or would ...

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by braniff2hav
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13032

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

UA doesn't have the best history of cooperation in terms of fares with many of their STAR partners at IAH ... the alliance seems pointless at almost every turn.

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by braniff2hav
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13032

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

It is best that AI operates to IAH 3wk B788 via a Star* hub in EU that they already serve to generate additional feeder traffic / incremental revenue or via a EU city which they already serve that presently does not have a nonstop link to IAH. I suppose they could operate it IAH-LIS onward, that wo...

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