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by Austin787
Fri May 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11318

Re: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs

One problem is replacing 777-200ER with 37 J class seats with 787 is they have way less Business Class seats, The AA 787-8 has ONLY 20 J class seats, way too few. Even the 787-9 with 30 J class seats needs another 12 or 18 to match Qantas and United Business Class capacity. The lack of J class seat...

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by Austin787
Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11318

Re: Rumor: AA may follow DL and retire 777 fleet

The 777-200ER fleet is "flexible capacity". If international demand comes back strong in the next few years, AA likely keeps the 77E and use incoming 787s to expand. If demand remains down, the 77E (at least the oldest planes) will retire as 787s are delivered. I don't see the 777-300ER go...

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by Austin787
Sun May 17, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14038

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

My first 777 flight was in 2006, DFW-NRT on AA. AA's 777s were 2-5-2 in economy back then. I remember thinking, nice modern plane with PTVs in every seat. And those Rolls Royce Trent 800 engines were very quiet - sometimes I wouldn't know the engines were running until they revved for takeoff.

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by Austin787
Thu May 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

They should trade with American. Delta 777's for American's A330 fleet. Exactly! The 777 and the A332 are the smallest widebody fleets of DL and AA, respectively, and the A332s won’t be reactivated by AA for a while. If they trade, DL will operate A330s with all four engine types. Meanwhile, the 8 ...

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by Austin787
Fri May 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)

The US3 may follow Spirit in classifying "first class" seats as Big Front seats, making bigger seats as the main selling point.

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by Austin787
Fri May 08, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25282

Re: KAUS Fatality

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/austin-airport-plane-runway-death/269-6efa66e7-bbf2-4fa7-9131-01058f61f532

The plane operated WN 1392, from DAL. Runway 17R is currently closed.

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by Austin787
Wed May 06, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 169587

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Varsity1 wrote:
Any breakdown of how many A319/A320/A321 are IAE vs. CFM powered?

Source: https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/american-mainline
A319: 39 IAE, 93 CFM
A320: 26 IAE, 22 CFM
A321: 176 IAE, 43 CFM

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by Austin787
Wed May 06, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2080

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

Haven't stayed in a Ritz-Carlton. I did visit the RC in Hong Kong and went to the Ozark bar on the 118th floor of the IC tower. Great views of the Hong Kong harbor and skyline.

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by Austin787
Sat May 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 3877

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

In town airports I have flown into:
HNL, SAN, SJC, LAS, PHX, SLC, DCA, BOS, LCY, VCE (unique in taking a boat to the city), ZQN, AEP, USH, SYD (borderline, but I'll add it thanks to a quick train ride into the city)

Also, the former AUS airport (Robert Mueller) was near downtown Austin.

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by Austin787
Sat May 02, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249069

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

When Delta sends its last MD-90 to the retirement hangar, the pilots will fly back on an ex-Northwest DC-9. :lol:

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by Austin787
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27035

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapor

"We have no plans to close any hubs, in fact far from it," says American network head Vasu Raja https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/1255847332345778179 That's just corporate speak. Airlines (not just AA) have said "no plans to close hubs" - that is until they decide to close one.

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by Austin787
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 6679

Re: American Airlines at JFK

Even before Covid-19, AA was reducing JFK. At this point, I see AA serving JFK from its other hubs. 4-6 flights to MIA, CLT, PHX, and LAX each. 1-2 flights to ORD and DFW. Maybe a few regional jet flights to PHL. All other flights dropped. 20-30 flights total.

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by Austin787
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90160

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The 767 upgrades make sense. It still sells as a cargo airplane, and the upgrades may generate more passenger sales - United may be interested. I think Boeing would be better off developing an all new narrowbody, 797, to replace both the 737 and 757. 797-8: base version, optimized for 150-180 passen...

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by Austin787
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2261

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

My last trip: Whistler in January
AUS-IAH-YVR/SEA-SFO-AUS on UA

Next trip, which is cancelled: Israel in May
AUS-EWR-TLV/TLV-EWR-AUS on UA

Next trip on schedule: Hawaii in November
AUS-SJC-LIH on Alaska. LIH-DEN-AUS on UA

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by Austin787
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2133

Re: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

Any airplane with suites which are fully enclosed - meaning floor-to-ceiling walls and door. Like Emirates new 777 First, Etihad Residence, etc.

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by Austin787
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 169587

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Here is a question, what is aa plan for jfk lax and sfo once this is over? A321t seems like too premium of an aircraft in a bad economy. Especially on jfk sfo. 757 and 767 are out of service. Maybe aa should reconfigure those a321s With traffic down, the 102 seat A321T is an ideal airplane on JFK-L...

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by Austin787
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259749

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

DL has been confirmed as the anonymous takeover of 10 A350s that LATAM dropped earlier this year. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a350-idUSKCN21W1PU Thinking out loud - 30+ orders for A339 and now 20+ orders for A350. That's quite a lot of capacity for an airline that plans to be downsizi...

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by Austin787
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 169587

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Could someone please explain to me why they are oasis retrofitting brand new 321 with screens and are not focusing exclusively first on older legacy US 321 that do not have powerports? Or maybe the one they did is just going to be the prototype? But still, why bother if you haven't finished the leg...

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by Austin787
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 169587

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Official, major retirements: AA retiring Aircraft. Earliest 737-800 (qty 76) Oldest A330 (qty 9 A330-300) 757-200 (qty 34) 767-300ER (qty 16) E-190 (qty 20) https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-retiring-737-a330/ Several types permanently retired. :cry2: Lightsaber I thought retiring the A3...

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by Austin787
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27035

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

I don't think PHX is at risk of being dehubbed. Some cuts are possible, especially in the short term but I don't see PHX becoming like STL, PIT, etc.

I agree with those who say LAX and NYC are the most vulnerable and could become spokes in AA's network.

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by Austin787
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44167

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

danipawa wrote:
So United the only big US with no retirements?

United hasn't announced any retirements yet. Since United will be a smaller airline, it's likely they will retire some planes.

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by Austin787
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 169587

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Don Carty probably regrets not ordering more 763s in 2002. Now AA is stuck buying expensive 788s. Why would Don Carty care? He hasn't been with AA since 2003. Further, even if they had ordered them back then (with what money? The whole US airline industry was hurting severely in 2002), they'd still...

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by Austin787
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18485

Re: So how New is the 777X?

What I'd like to know is:
How the changes affect the plane's handling
Software additions or changes
Whether Boeing is clearly communicating all changes
Whether Boeing would offer simulator training
Thoroughness in testing

Boeing cannot afford the 777X becoming the 777MAX

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by Austin787
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8042

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

If United could have predicted the future, they would have put a few more P&W 757s through heavy checks and not ordered the 737 MAX. If they could predict the future they would have ordered A319NEO, A320NEO, A321NEO, and A321LR. If United could predict the future they would have ordered Boeing ...

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by Austin787
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3270

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Northwest
Continental
US Airways
America West
TWA
Canadian
Japan Asia Airways

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by Austin787
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28683

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

DL could convert some of its A321NEO on order to A321XLR. Maybe DL is just mentioning interest in a hypothetical Boeing NMA to get better price on A321XLR.

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by Austin787
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?
Replies: 32
Views: 5211

Re: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?

Kirby could buy his former airline's unused slots

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by Austin787
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289373

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Condolences to everyone affected.

This is exactly what Boeing does not need at this moment. Nothing confirmed as of now, but this crash won't help the perception of Boeing especially if it was caused by a mechanical problem.

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by Austin787
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 2959

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

I tend to ignore threads involving 757, 767-400ER, [email protected], A320 Y seats are so much wider than 737 Y seats, UA bashing. As well as posts where the posters think their opinion or preference is the only way to go.

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by Austin787
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SuperShuttle Goes Out of Business
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: SuperShuttle Goes Out of Business

Strange their website is still taking reservations.

For solo traveler, Super Shuttle was the cheapest option. For two or more travelers, Uber becomes cheaper.

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by Austin787
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38054

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

AWACSooner wrote:
Chemist wrote:
Crandall looks pretty good right now.

So does AArpey

And Smisek

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by Austin787
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 14950

Re: Heads Start To Roll: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

AWACSooner wrote:
UA444 wrote:
The Wet Bandits are at it again

This thread is about to be full of the Home Alone jokes!

Buzz is celebrating somewhere in Chicago :D

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by Austin787
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10886

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

That flight is also an opportunity to build future loyalty. Those teens parents (some may travel regularly for work) could book future flights on Delta. Plus, when those teens become adults they will look back and remember Delta rescued them in time for their race, and choose Delta for their air tra...

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by Austin787
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 27979

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

What I think AA needs is someone like Herb Kelleher - someone who will create a culture where employees feel cared for, take pride in their jobs, and are empowered to take care of the customers. This culture is a big reason why Southwest is successful. Speaking of which, maybe someone on Southwest's...

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by Austin787
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 27979

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

smithbs wrote:
Is it time to drag Lorenzo out of retirement? :stirthepot:

Is Jeff Smisek available? :lol:

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by Austin787
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 27979

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

I wouldn't be surprised if Parker is forced out. Frankly, AA needs a house cleaning at the executive level - I'm not convinced other high level executives would fare any better. This is probably a long shot, but I would welcome Richard Anderson coming back to the airline industry and taking over as ...

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by Austin787
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10131

Re: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft

Hawaiian islands when flying to HNL and OGG Mt Rainier when flying to SEA Mt Hood and Mt St Helens when flying YVR-LAX The Strip when flying to LAS Grand Canyon when flying PHX-YVR Great Salt Lake when flying to SLC Chicago Loop and Lake Michigan when flying to ORD Downtown Austin when landing at AU...

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by Austin787
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 564
Views: 137288

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Boeing is in a pickle right now :mrgreen:

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by Austin787
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6283

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

1) US based airlines are disrespecting their home country by buying Airbus airplanes 2) United drags passengers off its planes 3) Aircraft width is the only factor that determines passenger comfort 4) Flying a narrow body on a TATL route is pure torture 5) The flight was full every time I take it, s...

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by Austin787
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Delta cut TATL flying from EWR?
Replies: 21
Views: 5588

Re: Why did Delta cut TATL flying from EWR?

Same reason UA cut TATL out of JFK, and AA downsizing TATL out of JFK. They have much bigger hub nearby to serve as a TATL gateway.

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by Austin787
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 15992

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

At this time, I don't think the DoJ would approve mergers involving AA, UA, DL, or WN. However, in the next recession which brings potential bankruptcy filings I think all bets are off. We may see consolidation among the ULCC: Allegiant, Spirit, and Frontier. Which could create a nationwide ULCC. I ...

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by Austin787
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20322

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

The biggest problem I see with AA is the inconsistency. Operations can be a complete mess or flow like clockwork. FAs and agents can be anything from "couldn't care less" to "very helpful and professional". Onboard product can be bare bones (cramped seating, no IFE, no power outl...

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by Austin787
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17802

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Cruz leaving would be a major step in the right direction. Enough with the Ryanair stuff, we want our full service flag carrier back. Great, then pay up. Because as much as everybody on here likes to pretend people will pay for service the market says otherwise. But is BA actually matching Ryanair ...

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by Austin787
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 15560

Re: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport

I wouldn't assume the aircraft is a write off yet. Remember that BA 777 which caught fire at LAS - that airplane was repaired and returned to service.

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by Austin787
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 6868

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

In the early 2000s, AA attempted to restructure without filing bankruptcy. It was somewhat successful, as AA was back to posting profits in 2006. It wasn't enough for AA to withstand the spike in oil in 2008 and then the Great Recession which followed. But I'm not sure anyone could have foreseen tho...

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by Austin787
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 67
Views: 12773

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

I find it impressive that United offers both the largest aircraft and most frequency on New York-California transcons. SFO-EWR is 1x 78J, 2x 77W, and 3x 772 daily. LAX-EWR is 2x 78J and 1x 772 daily.. Each of these aircraft has more than 300 seats. AA's A321s only have 102 seats. Seems like AA is h...

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by Austin787
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 27627

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

The 733 and 734 were a quick and dirty upgrade for Boeing to compete against the MD-80 upgrades of the DC-9. The more modern 757-200 was way too big to compete for the MD-80 market niche. Still had the base model 757 been designed smaller, Boeing would still be selling them to compete against the A...

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by Austin787
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 110926

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Asia: DFW-HND and LAX-HND are coming, though could be at the expense of existing NRT flights. I could see ORD-NRT being dropped and one of the DFW-NRT flights shifting to DFW-HND. Maybe AA starts PHL-NRT or PHX-NRT using 787. Or maybe resume PHL-TLV. Europe: Could be new seasonal flights to Europe. ...

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