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by kondoo
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 9474

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

Until everyone who worked for HP/US is gone, little will change. That whole corporate culture of "the employee and the customers are the enemy" and stepping over dollars to pick up pennies has to change. D0ug and his team should read Gordon Bethune's book "From Worst to First" a...

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by kondoo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 167
Views: 19494

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

Scarebus34 wrote:
Andrew Nocella



Oh God NO!. Let him stay in Chicago as well.

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by kondoo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 167
Views: 19494

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

Best thing that happened to AA after merger was Kirby and his posse leaving with him. Let him stay in Chicago

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by kondoo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 746
Views: 72735

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

It’s clearly a great move by delta taking away an aa partner, but let’s put down the Passport Plum Kool aid for a second and realize this JV isn’t a slam dunk. If anything, LATAM just rolled the dice in a pretty crazy way about future JV approval and the next two years. Not to say they didn’t think...

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by kondoo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 746
Views: 72735

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

What's interesting is that LATAM in their investor call mentioned that they did not expect any changes to their codeshare relationship for months. They really did not see American reacting so swiftly to their move. AA is not going to sit pretty for sure.

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by kondoo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 16706

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

You certainly can't fault UA for trying to make EZE work! They have tried to serve this market via EWR, IAD, JFK, MIA and ORD without success in recent years. They also operated an onward tag to MVD for a while. At least service via IAH has been consistent. I wonder if AA's new LAX-EZE flights are ...

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by kondoo
Thu May 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10519

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

airlineaddict wrote:
The ultimate coup would be to bring Kirby back as CEO.


Kirby leaving American and taking Andrew with him and some other is that best that happened to AA post merger

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by kondoo
Sat May 25, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 63
Views: 8820

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

If, as you say, MIA-SCL is owned by two carriers that with a large coopraration: FF benefits, LA codes ex-MIA, AA codes ex-SCL.... the best thing that could


This is already happening so no, JV is not needed for this.

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by kondoo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7722

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Delta doesn't just have competition free hubs by accident. Atlanta has long had rival carriers attempting to build hubs there. Delta has fought them off. Southwest back 15-20 years ago was much bigger in SLC. Delta fought them off. Detroit had Spirit in their old business model. Northwest fought th...

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by kondoo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7722

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Just finished listening to the call. Interesting commentary that the Pacific was the best performing entity led by Hong Kong & Japan outperforming both Atlantic & Latin. China improved too with code-shares to interior China out of PEK/PVG on CZ. Finally AA is making profits in the Pacific a...

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by kondoo
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10683

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

American owns Argentina. I would never consider UA or DL. DL has issues all the time and with only 1 flight a day they have no wiggle room for any MX issues. Let's remember that the only reason UA added EWREZE was because the VPs at Network Planning (many ex-AA) knew how well AA did on that route. ...

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by kondoo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14858

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

AV GUA-JFK MAY 1.0>0.6[0] JUN 1.0>0[0] JUL 1.0>0[0] AUG 1.0>0[0] SEP 1.0>0[0] OCT 1.0>0[0.1] NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] AV GUA-LAX MAY 2>1.0[1.0] JUN 2>1.0[1.0] JUL 2>1.0[1.0] AUG 2>1.0[1.0] SEP 2>1.0[1.0] OCT 2>1.0[1.1] NOV 2>1.0[2] DEC 2>1.0[2] So much for GUA becoming a focus city for Avianca...

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by kondoo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 10651

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

Given AA's reaction to Y4 adding GDL-CLT, this move hardly comes as a surprise. After all, surely NK is a far greater threat to AA's CLT operation than Y4 is... AA's reaction to Y4 shows you the stupidity of their strategy. They thought they were going to scare them away from CLT. Y4 did not blink ...

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by kondoo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start Durango, Mexico to Dallas in June
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Volaris to start Durango, Mexico to Dallas in June

I would have to assume this flight will be much heavier marketed to Mexicans rather than Americans, given the airline. Having said that, it almost looks like an experimental run of an extra plane that would otherwise be sitting and not doing anything. Why not do a test run of the market? Does DFW h...

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by kondoo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 5222

Re: Doug and AA

While the OP is slightly sensational - the stock has tanked, and AA just forecasted RASM down again last week. Almost a year ago, we heard they were going to try and raise fares to combat rising fuel costs. Fuel ended up going back down, but it appears AA is still more than willing to get involved ...

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by kondoo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start CLT-GDL
Replies: 33
Views: 3849

Re: Volaris to start CLT-GDL

usairways85 wrote:
What is the local market between CLT-GDL? This one seems odd.


Around 8-10 passengers per day each way. I think this route will fail misserably

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by kondoo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 15161

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

Chuska wrote:
Yes, AA is dropping LPB altogether. No longer in the website effective July 4. Possibly due to 757 retirements?



Mostly because they are a bunch of idiots. They could not make a route work where they had a monopoly. Heard they could not get good yields anywhere (go figure)

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by kondoo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 21080

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Great. Why would they get one for free?

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by kondoo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul and LATAM awaits Brazil-US open skies
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Re: Azul and LATAM awaits Brazil-US open skies

Who will benefit from this? Only AA and JJ in my opinion.

Huge share of seats between them and very little customer benefits.

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by kondoo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 7185

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

The merger really ruined the greatness of AA. AA was forced to take the approaches of an LCC airline and apply those in the daily operations of a premium carrier. I am not talking about cost-saving initiatives, I am taking revenue dilution (lousy RM decisions) to network, marketing, and customer ser...

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by kondoo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet SSJ100 on routes to the US.
Replies: 4
Views: 2174

Re: Interjet SSJ100 on routes to the US.

CairnterriAIR wrote:
Don't they have daily CUN-MIA service with the SSJ?


They have canceled the route

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by kondoo
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder
Replies: 41
Views: 3761

Re: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder

After you see how much airlines are losing in Cuba you'll understand how this is a blessing in disguise for them. This provides them with an out saving face.

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by kondoo
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 23275

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

That's how you handle a situation like that. And as the former vice president of my company once taught me: "As a mother of two and a grandmother of five, I've learned that when you are dealing with a child or an adult who is acting like a child, just keep repeating yourself. Repetition, repet...

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by kondoo
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue applies for additional Cuba frequencies
Replies: 42
Views: 6517

Re: JetBlue applies for additional Cuba frequencies

Are these NK and F9 frequencies? Has anyone else applied for these?

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by kondoo
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 13265

Re: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes

elisrosa80 wrote:
Where are we getting the information that they are adding DFW-GIG? Haven't seen anything in the news or employee portal.


Since they are just announcing this, most likely it will be public this weekened

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by kondoo
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA leader leaves for UA
Replies: 29
Views: 7552

Re: Another AA leader leaves for UA

Many people within AA had expected for a while for this to happen. When he was demoted everyone noticed that he had lost interest in the business. He also did not understand what made AA great in the first place and his decisions were made using the WWDD method (what would Delta do). I expect great ...

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