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by ACA772LR
Sat May 16, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11580

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

FlyingElvii wrote:
September 30th in the US will be far worse, I fear.


This is 60% of AC’s workforce, a pretty huge sobering percentage its sad all around everywhere

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by ACA772LR
Sat May 16, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11580

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

Cripes almighty I feel for these AC workers. I can't imagine how chaotic it would be, laying off half your workforce with less than a month's notice. There may be some differences in terminology between Canada and the US but when the article says layoff, is it a full severance or something closer l...

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by ACA772LR
Sat May 16, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11580

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

jfklganyc wrote:
How many employees do they have?


38,000, so this is roughly 60% of employees

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by ACA772LR
Fri May 15, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122896

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I see a number of poster's repetitively commenting on the loss of the 77L from JNB and being replaced by a A350 is not going to work. As a previous poster mentioned there is a paper MTOW increase on the A350 that DL could exercise if they're willing to pay Airbus, as it's not a structural issue; pr...

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by ACA772LR
Fri May 15, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3820

Re: air canada / airtransat

LMFNINJA wrote:
Anything is better than Rouge. Undoubtedly the most hated Canadian airline.


According to who? That’s why they had 85-90% load factors...

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by ACA772LR
Fri May 15, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68882

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

So maybe the plan is daily for MEL and BNE, so as better to compete against QF, with one 787 for BNE-HND? If the JV partnership with DL survives (on the assumption a non-LCC consortium gets the nod) and TransPac borders open up in mid 2021 at the earliest , it may be best to leave SYD-LAX to DL and...

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by ACA772LR
Thu May 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315511

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

MartijnNL wrote:
Was looking at flights and prices at KLM's website yesterday. Came across quite affordable fares to Toronto during autumn. Noticed the operating type listed as Boeing 747M. How is this possible? Why keep this aircraft in the booking engine?


Possible they haven’t even updated the system

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by ACA772LR
Sat May 09, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26926

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Is today the last day for the 767-375ER with AC992 headed back to YYZ? Monday the flight is scheduled with a 767, par AC's flight status and flightradar24. The latter also indicates the type for wednesday and friday. Will it happen? Only time will tell. I don’t have a source but I heard somewhere t...

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by ACA772LR
Wed May 06, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26926

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

How so? From a pax perspective though is a beloved regional jet From a pax perspective absolutely. Try loading 100 bags in the “pit” that has a floor to ceiling height of only about 2.5 feet and a length of about 15 feet, pretty tiring haha Not to mention physically gruelling Plus the multiple sens...

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by ACA772LR
Wed May 06, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26926

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

I’m glad the E90s are leaving, absolutely terrible aircraft from a ground handling perspective How so? From a pax perspective though is a beloved regional jet From a pax perspective absolutely. Try loading 100 bags in the “pit” that has a floor to ceiling height of only about 2.5 feet and a length ...

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by ACA772LR
Wed May 06, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26926

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

I’m glad the E90s are leaving, absolutely terrible aircraft from a ground handling perspective

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by ACA772LR
Tue May 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26926

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

codyul wrote:
People who recognize me on this forum, know that I wish the MAX were dropped and an order for 321neo and additional 223s were added. But ^^that's^^ the vibe I got from Calin's comments.


I also share your thoughts on that matter

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by ACA772LR
Tue May 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

The official press release for MD88 and MD90 retirements effective in June. https://news.delta.com/delta-retire-md-88-md-90-fleets-june My heart just broke. I understand why, but I'm still heartbroken about this. Virus or not I would love to fly on the last flight. I’m with you there, I had planned...

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by ACA772LR
Mon May 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8171

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

acavpics wrote:
blooc350 wrote:
COVID will return for the winter. Helloooo it’s flu season. And when it does come back, it’ll probably be deadlier.


Did the New York Post tell you that?


LOL

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by ACA772LR
Mon May 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8171

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

blooc350 wrote:
COVID will return for the winter. Helloooo it’s flu season. And when it does come back, it’ll probably be deadlier.


Source? even the experts don’t know this...

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by ACA772LR
Sun May 03, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8171

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

[twoid][/twoid] You have to keep timelines in mind. This virus has really only infected North America "in force" for 6 to 8 weeks or so. There is already a "flattening of the curve" in many areas. A lot can happen in the next 8 weeks, let alone the next 30 until Christmas. We are...

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by ACA772LR
Sat May 02, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4226

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

I think it’s a great idea

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by ACA772LR
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

MD88s gone in July. 90s some time later https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/04/23/goodbye-mad-dog-delta-retires-md-88-in-july-plans-md-90-exit/ Already discussed up thread Yeah...well the juicy nugget in that article is that there are still 27 MD-90s on property I didn’t even see that hah...

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by ACA772LR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... d-90-exit/



Already discussed up thread
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Boof02671 wrote:
MD88s gone in July. 90s some time later

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... d-90-exit/



Already discussed up thread

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by ACA772LR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63418

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

he just updated it on twitter: I approached Delta on Apr. 14 to seek comment (citing multiple sources) on its proposed transaction involving 717s & 737 Max. They declined comment. Article ran Apr. 21. Apr. 23: Delta says, “we’re not currently in any such negotiations.” We stand by every word in...

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada
Replies: 63
Views: 2366

Re: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada

So a thread about a Canadian mass shooting turns into an guns in America debate.....I’m out

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by ACA772LR
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37982

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Anybody know if they’ll continue using the Air Belgium contract or would that be finished now? I’d assume it’s extra capacity that wouldn’t be need again

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by ACA772LR
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63418

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

All of this and DL wants to downsize their fleet, makes no sense

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by ACA772LR
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Northwest1988 wrote:
Social media gossiping is saying the MD-88/90 will be retired before the end of April. Anyone have any more info more than rumors?


A few quick dummy bookings in the beginning and end of May still show the MD88 in the schedule but it is such a fluid situation it might change so who knows

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by ACA772LR
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99610

Re: Is AA’s Doug Parker way too optimistic?

I find his optimism, realistic or not, to be refreshing. Yes, it's good to hear that. It's always the same story with the crisis: - Before the crisis people minimize the impacts - During the crisis it's always the "end of the world", "it will never be the same" - After the crisi...

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by ACA772LR
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6823

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

ACA772LR wrote:
In response to “Enilria” I never asked to for anyone to “satisfy my curiosity” I don’t consider HQ middle management to be proof just because someone says so....Just cause it’s said here doesn’t mean it’s true

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by ACA772LR
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6823

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

I never asked to for anyone to “satisfy my curiosity” I don’t consider HQ middle management to be proof just because someone says so....Just cause it’s said here doesn’t mean it’s true

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by ACA772LR
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6823

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

enilria wrote:
From what I’ve seen there is a great deal of animosity between UA/LH and AC regarding AC undercutting the other two in USA to other countries via Canada. I do routinely see super cheap fares on connects via YYZ.


What are you even talking about?.....Source? Can you back your statement up?

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99610

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Was just reading a article that AA is currently burning through $100,000,000.00 a day. Even with the $12b from the government that would give AA roughly 150 days to survive before liquidation. So AA could be no more by end of September. Sad! Who else will liquidate. WN expects to stay profitable th...

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 168
Views: 35208

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

All A346 will be ferried to TEV and will be stored there at least for the whole year! But to be realistic, it is very unlikely that they will return. https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/german/newsroom/all/lufthansa-legt-340-600-flotte-vor-bergehend-still/s/26133b82-d700-4371-aa57-c9d6bea47812 Next...

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by ACA772LR
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 424
Views: 38432

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

This is my opinion. Delta will keep operating the MD-88 aircraft until the time is up on them until retiring them. Delta will park or temporarily store other newer aircraft, such as the A319 and A320 aircraft so that they can utilize them for a longer period of time. Delta flies their aircraft unti...

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by ACA772LR
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Still hoping and praying for a ride on one of these! What kept you from booking a flight on one of these in the last twenty years? It's probably too late now. We don’t have these in Canada.... Until very recently Delta scheduled the MD-88 up to seven times daily between Atlanta and Toronto. This wa...

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by ACA772LR
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Still hoping and praying for a ride on one of these! What kept you from booking a flight on one of these in the last twenty years? It's probably too late now. We don’t have these in Canada.... Until very recently Delta scheduled the MD-88 up to seven times daily between Atlanta and Toronto. This wa...

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by ACA772LR
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Still hoping and praying for a ride on one of these! What kept you from booking a flight on one of these in the last twenty years? It's probably too late now. We don’t have these in Canada.... Until very recently Delta scheduled the MD-88 up to seven times daily between Atlanta and Toronto. This wa...

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by ACA772LR
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Still hoping and praying for a ride on one of these! What kept you from booking a flight on one of these in the last twenty years? It's probably too late now. We don’t have these in Canada.... Until very recently Delta scheduled the MD-88 up to seven times daily between Atlanta and Toronto. This wa...

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by ACA772LR
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193957

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Does anyone know when the 757/767s will be exiting the fleet? Or has a date not been announced yet?

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by ACA772LR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

We’re getting off topic here with the talk about 763-764s

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by ACA772LR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Still hoping and praying for a ride on one of these! What kept you from booking a flight on one of these in the last twenty years? It's probably too late now. Not sure how airline traffic is developing in your country; here in Europe it is down to almost nothing. For example Lufthansa used to have ...

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by ACA772LR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 424
Views: 38432

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

[twoid][/twoid] Green time is the key as to what gets parked and what flies. All major maintenance is on hold right now. Internal talk is the MD88/90 fleet will be retired soon. On date was communicated on this week's VP call. It was stated that some of the 767 fleet could be retired also. I persona...

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by ACA772LR
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I frankly wouldn’t be shocked if the MD88 MD90 fleet doesn’t survive past the end of May. I agree. I’m more surprised at the number of people within this forum who believe that this will be over soon, and airlines will keep all of their planes, return to their planned schedules, and various capital...

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by ACA772LR
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I frankly wouldn’t be shocked if the MD88 MD90 fleet doesn’t survive past the end of May. I agree. I’m more surprised at the number of people within this forum who believe that this will be over soon, and airlines will keep all of their planes, return to their planned schedules, and various capital...

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

727LOVER wrote:
FlyingViking wrote:
A bunch of MD90 flights today. Any new info?


A bunch flew normal flights or a bunch flew to SBD or BYH ?


Looking at BYH there doesn’t seem to be any MD90 flights into there today so there must be revenue flights being flown still

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 370
Views: 83966

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

It looks like VH-OEG is preparing for departure to MHV as QF6001. She will be missed. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oeg Gabep She still here..Looks as though they filed for the flight, but she never took off. Same thing happened on Monday. She's really resisting this retirement thi...

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260682

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Still hoping and praying for a ride on one of these!

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 136
Views: 43561

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

I’m praying not all of these aircraft(LH, LX, Air Belgium, Edelweiss) get sent for retirement so we can enjoy it a little bit longer, and get to ride on them. Haven’t had the chance yet

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to retain laid off employees on payroll with govt subsidy
Replies: 22
Views: 3131

Re: Air Canada to retain laid off employees on payroll with govt subsidy

dfwjim1 wrote:
My company (non aviation) here in the United States is considering starting a similar program. Within AC are the people that are staying home volunteers or does AC pick and choose who works and who doesn't?


I’d imagine aside from volunteers it’d be done by seniority

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193957

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

AAlaxfan wrote:
ACA772LR wrote:
alasizon wrote:

The 767s are confirmed retired. The LAA 757s are still up in the air.


What does LAA stand for?

Legacy American Airlines or AA before the merger.


Oh ok thank you! They merged with America West right?

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193957

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

alasizon wrote:
ACA772LR wrote:
OB1504 wrote:
So the 757 and 767 are officially never coming back?


Nothing official yet just parked for now as far as I know, just waiting game to see how this unfolds, unless someone can correct that


The 767s are confirmed retired. The LAA 757s are still up in the air.


What does LAA stand for?

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193957

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

OB1504 wrote:
So the 757 and 767 are officially never coming back?


Nothing official yet just parked for now as far as I know, just waiting game to see how this unfolds, unless someone can correct that

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by ACA772LR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117204

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Just to clarify, the 744s are just parked for now right? Qantas hasn’t announced they are retired have they?

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