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by gregn21
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67948

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

"This will include multiple new markets, both domestic and international, some of which have never had nonstop service to and from LAX." Those are the ones I'm more interested in. Thinner transcon routes would be my best guess. Think BDL, PVD, CHS, PIT, BWI, JAX, PBI, TPA, RSW. Smaller ma...

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by gregn21
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35576

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

B6 taking advantage of COVID related drawbacks at LAX just like they took initially advantage of banked schedules and 9/11 at JFK in 200-2002. Not saying they're going to have JFK level success out west, but it is an awfully similar situation. Look for major capitalization on thinner transcon routes...

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by gregn21
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67948

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

B6 will need more gate space at LAX to run these new flights, let alone 70 per day in the near future. Where are these gates coming from?

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by gregn21
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67948

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Anyone know the timing of today’s B6 meeting?

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by gregn21
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67948

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

At this point I could see WN pushing hard and even taking losses to collect every LGB slot they can get. Could give them the ability to turn LGB into an exclusive DAL or HOU like operation. If anyone can make LGB work, it’s WN.

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by gregn21
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1505
Views: 191980

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Where on earth does the metal to operate this schedule come from? There must be substantial cuts somewhere in the system to make room for this kind of expansion right?

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by gregn21
Sun May 24, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ORD geared to regain its title as second busiest in the U.S?
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: ORD geared to regain its title as second busiest in the U.S?

Absolutely not. LAX is far more important on the O&D side, which should pick up more quickly. Also the sheer competitiveness of LAX, being a hub or super-focus city for all the US3+WN+AS, will not allow any opportunities for serious cuts by anyone. ORD will see greater overall reductions compare...

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by gregn21
Fri May 15, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 104
Views: 19905

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

Do you mean a bridge over Bristol and the 73? Edit: I know Bristol is on both sides of the 73. The more ocean side is next to the golf course. In any case, it sounds like a novel idea. Yup. Here's a overview of the property the airport owns. Where's the picture? I'm very curious. Does this mean it'...

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by gregn21
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?
Replies: 19
Views: 8528

Re: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?

Several non passenger, cargo only flights

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by gregn21
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15250

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

That painted wing is crazy, you don't see that every day!

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by gregn21
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3783

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

There is simply no comparison between EWR and JFK. The only reason airlines fly to EWR is because it is cheaper than the main NYC airport. And then those airlines can BOAST that they fly to NYC. I have always seen EWR as the NYC version of London Stansted - i.e. not to be taken seriously by any ser...

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by gregn21
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33263

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

I can only imagine if AA stepped in and saved KE. Ultimate jab back and DL. AA's got far bigger worries right now than jabbing back at DL... AA's debt is the highest of any of the US3. exactly, AA's goal at this point is to avoid chapter 11. Yes, and I’m sure that’s exactly why they’re launching SE...

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by gregn21
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33263

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

I can only imagine if AA stepped in and saved KE. Ultimate jab back and DL.

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by gregn21
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11432

Re: LAX: What is this?

What is the purpose of the baggage building in front of the bus gates in TBIT? I’m not entirely sure but I think it’s primarily used to process baggage for ops at the remote gates. That should make it relatively unnecessary and hopefully obsolete once the MSC and T0/T9 projects are complete. Again,...

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by gregn21
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to begin YVR-SNA
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: AC to begin YVR-SNA

I do wonder if this opens up the possibility for WS to switch their daily flight to YYC rather than YVR.

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by gregn21
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to begin YVR-SNA
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

AC to begin YVR-SNA

Link here: https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2020-03-03-Air-Canada-to-Launch-Daily-Year-Round-Flights-from-Vancouver-to-Orange-County-Santa-Ana-California Daily year-round beginning June 15 with an A319. AC has tried SNA once before but from YYZ. WS is currently the sole operator 1x daily on YVR-SNA. ...

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by gregn21
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11432

Re: LAX: What is this?

I have actually been wondering for years why that old portion of terminal was attached to the new TBIT. What is it for? All of the concourses on the north side were supposed to be shortened at one point to allow room for the north runways to be spread apart. That never happened and likely never wil...

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by gregn21
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11432

Re: LAX: What is this?

In the google image, what is the aircraft on the taxiway to the left of Lamill Coffee? It’s length looks distorted, however the markings on the taxiway look undistorted. A322 On second look... Delta... 2L forward of the wing... 12 windows between 1L and 2L... winglets... I’m going with 752. Also, z...

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by gregn21
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO
Replies: 51
Views: 4695

Re: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO

And now AA is going to scoop up DL's ex CEO.

RIP Doug Parker

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by gregn21
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12708

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

KLM has released a new early Summer schedules (April - May only) for routes to the USA. The peak summer frequencies tend to start earlier: - AMS - LAX - 1x extra B772 = 2x daily - AMS - SFO - 1x extra B789 = 12x weekly - AMS - SLC - 1x extra B789 = 4x weekly (11x weekly with DL) - AMS - BOS - 1x ex...

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by gregn21
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8635

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

Per March 5, 2020 LAWA Board Meeting agenda, Air France is set to lease an 11500 Sq.ft. lounge in the MWC. The summary report indicates that AF/KLM may have preferential rights to MSC Gates https://www.lawa.org/en/lawa-governance/lawa-view-boac-meetings Here's the direct link: https://lawa.granicus...

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by gregn21
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8635

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

Any idea about when the first phase of terminal 3 is opening? Also where will Delta's hardstand gates be located during phase 2? Is DL supposed to get hard stand gates during construction? I haven’t heard anything about that. I would assume they could take over an area of the existing remote gates ...

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by gregn21
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario's airport Future
Replies: 37
Views: 5879

Re: Ontario's airport Future

Some of the American Eagle destinations from LAX are not feeders. In particular Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, Vancouver and Seasonal: Aspen, Bozeman (resumes June 4, 2020), Durango (CO), Flagstaff, Glacier Park/Kalispell, Jackson Hole, Santa Rosa These routes may function as stand-alone. Literally eve...

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by gregn21
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario's airport Future
Replies: 37
Views: 5879

Re: Ontario's airport Future

The commentary and livid response to OP on this absurd thread is hilarious. Hardest I've laughed in awhile!

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by gregn21
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138982

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Well, LAX is a terrible place as an TPAC gateway. With the current events, LAX-PEK/PVG are gone and probably never coming back. They could try SEA-PEK/PVG. SEA is a better location to handle AA/AS connection traffic than LAX. While LAX is a much larger market, they were clearly losing huge amount o...

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by gregn21
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138982

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I wonder where this leaves LAX as their "major transpacific gateway" or whatever they like to call it. This also creates an interesting real estate situation at LAX. With AA set to rebuild T4 and T5 at LAX and AS next door in T6, the expanded partnership could give them the ability to crea...

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by gregn21
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138982

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I wonder where this leaves LAX as their "major transpacific gateway" or whatever they like to call it. This also creates an interesting real estate situation at LAX. With AA set to rebuild T4 and T5 at LAX and AS next door in T6, the expanded partnership could give them the ability to crea...

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by gregn21
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?
Replies: 32
Views: 5509

Re: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Why not a 330


Hmmm . . . seems legit

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by gregn21
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40543

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

wnflyguy wrote:
LGB-SMF,SJC and OAK no longer bookable starting April 29 2020.

Flyguy


That’s still just 6 daily flights. Still one more flight to cut to bring daily frequencies down from 22 to 15.

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by gregn21
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would you fix AA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1991

Re: How would you fix AA?

I like a lot of what AA is and has been doing for the last several years post merger. Most disfunction has been caused by either the integration of US assets or the recent fleet streamlining. Everyone chooses to overlook the fact that AA is building by far the simplest and most modern fleet of the U...

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by gregn21
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85455

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

That flattens any remaining chance of a potential MoM model from Boeing. Looks like they have all the closure they need to refocus on a clean sheet 737 replacement / NSA.

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by gregn21
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air North's Winter '19 "milk run"
Replies: 16
Views: 4026

Re: Air North's Winter '19 "milk run"

FlyingViking wrote:
Any chance Air North will use the Hawker 748 on this route?


737-500, I believe

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by gregn21
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58686

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Does UA go double daily on LAX-LHR now?

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by gregn21
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How can UA expand at LAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 6428

Re: How can UA expand at LAX?

Wait for T9. They will get access to a few more wide body gates and will be able to add some of the destinations you mentioned. In reality though, most of UA’s Star partners have such large operations at LAX that a large long haul expansion with UA metal is totally unnecessary.

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by gregn21
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126470

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Why is DL expansion at MIA such a foregone conclusion? Considering the larger DL presence at FLL, I suspect they have considered moving LATAM ops from MIA to FLL. It would be easier to expand DL ops at FLL than MIA and there is already way more existing feed. Not to mention, there is quite a bit mor...

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by gregn21
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126470

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Not sure if this has already been reported, but LA increased LAX-SCL to daily and JFK-SCL to 10 weekly. https://www.latam.com/es_cl/prensa/comunicados/LATAM-aumenta-vuelos-entre-Chile-y-Estados-Unidos-para-2020/ This should be the first of several LAX up-gauges. I would expect most LAX expansion wi...

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by gregn21
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6287

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

UA forked over 70M to USC to name the 95 year old LA Coliseum. Then there was an outcry so they downgraded it to United Airlines Field. One sign above the new press box and almost unreadable field markings, and I didn't hear any USC announcers mention United at the recent USC game, and the Rams are...

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by gregn21
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic
Replies: 45
Views: 10809

Re: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic

Can anyone translate the list from the link in the original post?

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by gregn21
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ATTN LGB Spotters!
Replies: 6
Views: 9779

Re: ATTN LGB Spotters!

StinkyPinky wrote:
gregn21 wrote:
I saw it come in last night from PHX. Anyone know why it got subbed in??


Not a substitution, its flying FAA proving runs.


Oh got it- any chance these are going to be regularly scheduled into LGB at some point?

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by gregn21
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ATTN LGB Spotters!
Replies: 6
Views: 9779

Re: ATTN LGB Spotters!

I saw it come in last night from PHX. Anyone know why it got subbed in??

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by gregn21
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 12418

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

The bottom line is if AA didn't have a hub in PHX, someone else would. Whether that's B6, AS, more WN, or someone else, AA would be at a net loss by seceding the hub to their competition. They currently use PHX to funnel traffic from the midwest and east coast to the west coast (other than LAX), and...

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by gregn21
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 53
Views: 16533

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

While I agree that AA will probably not announce DFW-KIX or DFW-NGO in this announcement, AA adding DFW-KIX and DFW-NGO are possibilities as Osaka-based Kubota has its North American headquarters in Grapevine and Toyota (whose world headquarters are located in Toyota City near Nagoya) has its North...

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by gregn21
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 53
Views: 16533

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

Don't expect any significant LAX expansion outside of maybe MEL and AKL year round. Vasu Raja of AA made it clear they will wait to add long haul capacity from LAX until they get access to more gates at TBIT.

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by gregn21
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111933

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

I guess it does squeeze into range from DFW as well. Just see it as a LAX route. Be surprised if the XLR doesn't do quite a few domestic Transcons to LAX and it's doesn't take much to run a daily down to PPT. LAX is already an A320 crew base anyway. Is it possible for an A321T as currently configur...

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by gregn21
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111933

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Is there a set date for the announcement of the second round of this announcement?

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by gregn21
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111933

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
I bet American will return its operations to Osaka (KIX)!


From where? JL already flies KIX-LAX.

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by gregn21
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111933

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

What about LAX-Europe? LH/UA have no competition in Germany now that AirBerlin is gone and AF/DL all but have a monopoly on CDG. Seems like there would be some room for Euro growth in a market as large as LAX.

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by gregn21
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111933

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

The DFW and LAX to HND additions are obviously a large part of the announcement. LAX-MEL/BNE will probably happen, AKL could be either dropped or moved to year round. PHL-Secondary Europe + TLV, DFW-AKL, LAX-PPT are possibilities. I like the idea to sell JFK slots to UA for LAX gates but no way in h...

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by gregn21
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11498

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

MAH4546 wrote:
Ridiculous nanny state regulation. Just as stupid and pointless as banning plastic straws, which also accomplishes absolutely nothing.


This is a prime example why a.net needs to have a like button.

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