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by Austin787
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 8870

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

To pluralize the word "recliner," simply add an s. adding 's makes it possessive, which doesn't make sense. Also, why did you capitalize the word "recliner"? It's not a proper noun. Regardless, American and the others did not have lie flat seats until the end of Virgin America -...

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by Austin787
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 3385

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

Off the top of my head:
HEL (763), DUS (763), MAN (763, 757), DME (772, 763), DEL (772), PVG (772, 788), PEK (772,788)

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by Austin787
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2346

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

Interesting the occurrences of the number 17:
Flight 17
On July 17
Aircraft had its first flight exactly 17 years prior (July 17, 1997)

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by Austin787
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7810

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

As for free wifi, the key is in execution. Free wifi for the entire plane or just certain passengers (first, business, elites)? Will there be speed or data caps? Will AA commit to provide power ports fleetwide, to support devices using wifi? Interesting to see this rumor in response Delta's WiFi tri...

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by Austin787
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 62618

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

AA could restart PHL-TLV on a 787, once they start basing that aircraft in PHL.

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by Austin787
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5058

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

I don't see any US3 airline ordering 77X anytime soon. DL: already has the A350-900. I can see them taking A35K if they need a larger aircraft. AA: current plan is to replace 772s with 789s, and AA could also order 78Js. AA may not look for a 77W replacement until the early 2030s - who knows what ai...

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by Austin787
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 112031

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I wonder if project Oasis is going to return after Labor day? Or we should forget about it until the MAX flies again? I think Robert Isom said the Oasis program is on hold until 2020. Just my opinion, but I would not be surprised if they pushed it back so that they could make some changes to the pr...

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by Austin787
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 14989

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

aemoreira1981 wrote:
I'm waiting for JFK to be officially downgraded to focus city on AA.

You don't have to wait any longer. JFK is essentially a focus city for AA, even if they still call it a "hub".

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by Austin787
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: One-big-airport nations

Iceland has just one major airport, KEF.

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by Austin787
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 84
Views: 4637

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

CRJ series and 50 seat ERJ. Feels cramped and claustrophobic. Plus the overhead bins are far too small - even my bagpack can't fit.
737MAX - has an inherently unstable design

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by Austin787
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9051

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases

tphuang wrote:
I would give a year before JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR get canceled. Now there are 4 airlines on JFK-SJO and AA no longer has US point of sale.

These new routes appear to be more slot squatting by AA. We shall see.

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by Austin787
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 66961

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.

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by Austin787
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2242

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

In economy, the 767. Gotta love the 2-3-2 seat config.

In business, the 787. Higher humidity makes for more comfortable flight, quieter ride, and I like the electronic window shades.

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by Austin787
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5525

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

1) Was the exit row person seated next to his companions?

2) Did Cam show actual cash or did he just say I'll send you the $1500 later - basically a verbal IOU?

3) What was Cam's original seat? If a middle seat, I can understand wanting to stay put.

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by Austin787
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to see/do in Christchurch, New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Things to see/do in Christchurch, New Zealand

Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum
Quake City

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by Austin787
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 5795

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

Full flights don't necessarily mean profitable flights.

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by Austin787
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52868

Re: Updated: American ordered A321xLR

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1135295448934178825

Could be the Zodiac Cirrus seat (like the A321 transcon F), B/E Super diamond seat, or the Thompson Vantage Solo seat.
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JonNYC wrote:
sagechan wrote:
JonNYC was also hinting at all-aisle access J cabin.


I sure, sure did:
https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1135295448934178825

Could be the Zodiac Cirrus seat (like the A321 transcon F), B/E Super diamond seat, or the Thompson Vantage Solo seat.

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by Austin787
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52868

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Lately they've been "slot squatting" and cutting down routes/frequencies temporarily because of the runway construction at JFK. These A321XLRs should allow AA to launch underserved/unserved routes and potentially bring more service back to JFK. If AA brings the A321XLR to JFK (assuming th...

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by Austin787
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52868

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Secondary Europe from PHL/JFK was attached to my original intel on the subject. Would that (finally) allow them to make good use of the full potential of their great JFK terminal? Or will they (again) have their lunch eaten by B6 (and/or DL)? Lately they've been "slot squatting" and cutti...

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by Austin787
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27272

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Many people mentioned "deliberate action". If there was an emergency on board, such as oxygen tank explosion or fire, the pilots will take deliberate action - divert the airplane, head to the nearest suitable airport, and land ASAP. As for the transponder turning off, it could caused by t...

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by Austin787
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27272

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Many people mentioned "deliberate action". If there was an emergency on board, such as oxygen tank explosion or fire, the pilots will take deliberate action - divert the airplane, head to the nearest suitable airport, and land ASAP. As for the transponder turning off, it could caused by th...

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by Austin787
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13021

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. I haven't noticed any connection between h...

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by Austin787
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your dream aviation trip?
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: What is your dream aviation trip?

My dream aviation trip: flying anywhere in a private jet

Closest I have come to a dream airplane trip: flying business class in a lie flat pod on a window side and with aisle access

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by Austin787
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41121

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Plenty of people (2+mil) in Santa Clara County(Palo Alto & South) to make SJC thrive, plus no weather delays like SFO. If the AA hub still existed, it would be thriving. DL is currently gate constrained in SFO due to limited space in T-2 for AA. People in the South Bay are just "trained&qu...

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by Austin787
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)

AUS: right side for views of downtown DCA: left side for views of the Capital and monuments if landing from the north LAS: right side for views of the Strip if landing from the north SEA: left side for views of Mt Rainier SLC: right side for views of the Great Salt Lake, if landing from the north ZQ...

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by Austin787
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52868

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

IAmGaroott wrote:
At this point, I feel like when an AA crew drops the last 772 off in the desert, they’ll fly home on an A333 :duck:

And after AA pilots fly the last A321NEO to the desert, they will fly home on an MD-80 :lol:

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by Austin787
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52868

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

AA is in the process of streamlining its fleet by reducing aircraft models. The A321LR makes sense for AA, since they operate A321s. While a Boeing NMA, if launched, would be a new aircraft type.

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by Austin787
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 12662

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

I'm guessing ORD-NRT will be dropped. I can see LAX-NRT and one of the DFW-NRT flights shifted to HND when AA starts those HND flights.

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by Austin787
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 62618

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Detroit313 wrote:
Has anyone heard a rumor about JFK - ATH?

Vasu mentioned that as a possibility at a OneWorld meeting recently.

I think AA is more likely to start DFW-ATH or CLT-ATH than JFK-ATH

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by Austin787
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 146
Views: 20142

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Not good news for customers, who likely face higher fares and reduced choices since the JV makes it easier for AA and Qantas to "rationalize" capacity. AA may cancel LAX-SYD, reduce frequency to less than daily, or make that route seasonal.

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by Austin787
Fri May 31, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8257

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

Nicely done by Boeing. Kudos for recognizing this isn't just about two aircraft manufacturers competing, but about improving aerospace industry. I visited Boeing's factory in Everett, which included a visit to Boeing's flight museum. That museum also included information on some Airbus planes and ho...

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by Austin787
Thu May 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10286

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Maybe they can bring back Horton? He was well-liked and is largely responsible as to why AA has such a massive Airbus fleet to do heavy phasing out of the S80 earlier this decade. Absolutely not. As far as labor is concerned, he bankrupted the airline and opened the door to mass outsourcing. If you...

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by Austin787
Thu May 30, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2146

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

I'd go with the 737-800, since that's the version I fly on the most by far. It has helped me turn my travel dreams into reality.

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by Austin787
Thu May 30, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10286

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

The ultimate coup would be to bring Kirby back as CEO. The way AA is heading, it's only a matter of time before the board shows Parker the door, but I have a feeling it will take an embarrassing incident for that to happen. But I don't think Kirby would be any better. AA needs to find the next Rich...

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by Austin787
Sat May 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4065

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest: IAH-TPE on EVA 777-300ER, 7939mi, 16 hours
Shortest: HNL-OGG on Hawaiian 717, 100mi, 16 minutes

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by Austin787
Mon May 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary
Replies: 36
Views: 6104

Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

It's kinda upsetting that AC wouldn't consider doing YVR-AUS, it works for YYZ very well that AC put mainline on that route. AUS could use YVR for asian connections and being a tech hub and a tourism city in the US, it could be viable with a daily AC express service. AUS is already connected to the...

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by Austin787
Sat May 18, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22316

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

If anything happens, they could have the flight attendants pass out tablets. Maybe charge a fee in economy and complimentary in first class.

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by Austin787
Thu May 16, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11839

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

People are focusing on the 4 hour or less comment, but regardless if it's 4 or six hours I'll tell you people will drive significant lengths to save money. People in the midwest will regularly drive 4-6 hours to a better airport. I have plenty of family living in southern Indiana that will drive to...

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by Austin787
Thu May 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22369

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

I understand about retrofitting, and I understand about the majority of passengers not caring about all the fine details. But what about those who pay for Business and First class? Aren't they usually attracted with the latest bells and whistles? Have some people fly business on a 20 year old AA 77...

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by Austin787
Wed May 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1832

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

My favorite narrow body is the Embraer E-Jet family (170-195). 2-2 economy seating and a mainline cabin feel. I love the 1 seat side in business on these planes. My favorite wide body: In economy, the Boeing 767. 2-3-2 seating has fewest middle seats of any wide body. In premium economy and business...

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by Austin787
Wed May 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9220

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

Here is an idea for a 3 class narrowbody: J: lie flats; configured at 1-1 (using the Thompson Solo seats) or 2-2 (using B/E Diamond seats) W: recliners at 2-2 Y: 3-3 Each class would have a distinct selling point. Would be most useful for narrowbodies that fly long routes, or premium heavy domestic ...

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by Austin787
Tue May 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10199

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

BA190 is operated by 787-8/9, 747-400, or 777-200ER depending on season. AA175 is operated by a 777-200ER.

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by Austin787
Tue May 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9220

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

Is there a downside with this change? Currently, American Airlines lets Platinum, Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum elites choose Main Cabin Extra seats for free at booking. Gold elites have the choice of paying 50% of the standard cost or waiting until check-in to select these seats for free. Me...

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by Austin787
Tue May 14, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 1122

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

Since when did BA start to sell reasonably priced one way tickets on long haul flights? It’s not that reasonable but still cheaper to to do it this way than round trip on BA Since when did BA start to sell reasonably priced one way tickets on long haul flights? Since they found Norwegian as a compe...

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by Austin787
Fri May 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?

I'd look at seats 22C, 22J, 33C, or 33J. These have no seats in front and are "preferred" so the cost is less than MCE. Thanks for that tip! AA's seat map actually makes it appear that 22B and K (middle seats) are the seats in that row with no seats in front of them, although SeatGuru sho...

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by Austin787
Fri May 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

Here we go:

1. Embraer 190 American
2. Boeing 717 Delta
3. Boeing 757-200 United
4. Boeing 767-300ER Delta
5. Boeing 787-9 American
6. Boeing 777-200ER Air New Zealand
7. Boeing 777-300ER Virgin Australia
8. Airbus A330-200 Qantas
9. Airbus A350-900 Cathay Pacific
10. Airbus A380 Emirates

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by Austin787
Fri May 10, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?

I'd look at seats 22C, 22J, 33C, or 33J. These have no seats in front and are "preferred" so the cost is less than MCE.

I haven't noticed any difference in recline in MCE compared to MC.

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by Austin787
Thu May 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 62618

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Pretty sure AA was very happy with BUD/PRG at the end of last year which led to the A332 upgrade. Considering they're selling full in May, it should be doing very well with the upgrade. I understand BUD is still 763 while PRG got the 332 upgrade. One can only hope for 788 year-round! Switching to a...

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