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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: 61
Views: 7410

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: 716

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: 278
Views: 35760

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: 741

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: RUMOR: American to order A321LR
Replies: 164
Views: 27352

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: RUMOR: American to order A321LR
Replies: 164
Views: 27352

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: 12396

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: 322
Views: 46895

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: 122
Views: 15332

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: 8121

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: 10040

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: 2019

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: 10040

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: 65
Views: 2711

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: 6076

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: 21966

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: 11702

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: 22014

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: 1698

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: 9083

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: 10064

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: 9083

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: 1083

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: 985

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: 2238

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: 985

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: 322
Views: 46895

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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by Austin787
Thu May 09, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 618
Views: 99508

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

The Overhaul is actually a complete gutting of the A321s. They’ve redone everything inside of the plane (including the galleys). The only thing missing is IFE at every seat (which management is thinking of adding at some point). I have a mansion to sell to anyone who believes Mr Parker et al are th...

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by Austin787
Wed May 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21822

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

I see 2 airlines operating with the same name: 1) Regional: within North America, recliners in F, basically like an ULCC with cramped seating and no IFE 2) Long haul: long international flights and JFK-LAX/SFO, relatively upscale with PTVs, premium economy, lie flat seats in F/J They might as well c...

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by Austin787
Mon May 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NORDSTAR 737 slides off runway
Replies: 13
Views: 3827

Re: NORDSTAR 737 slides off runway

cranberrysaus wrote:
It's a 737 so I can't wait for the news to go nuts about this.

Several 737NG have overran lately, so the media will soon call for all 737NG to be grounded :roll:

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by Austin787
Thu May 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12437

Re: DL, why no B77W?

The window for DL to obtain 77Ws effectively closed when they placed the A350 order to replace the remaining 744 capacity. DL's network doesn't lend itself to a large number or >300 seat widebody aircraft. There not that many routes that can absorb the capacity / gauge size of a 77W in DL's network...

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by Austin787
Wed May 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7495

Re: Southwest Airlines loses top spot in passenger satisfaction

1. AS 80 2 (tie) B6 79 2 (tie). WN 79 4. DL 75 5. AA 73 6. UA 70 I think 1-3 are virtually tied and could exchange places every year. I think 4-6 are also virtually tied and could exchange places every year. But their is clearly a top tier and a bottom tier, and I don’t see that changing anytime so...

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by Austin787
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..

Jet aircraft (all) - B787 Regional jet - E170/175/190 Narrow body jet - B717 and A320 family Wide body jet - B767 and B787 Twinjet - B787 Trijet - DC-10 Quadjet - A380 Propeller aircraft (all) - Dash 8 Q400 Propeller general aviation - Cessna 172 Piston engine aircraft - Haven't flown one Turboprop ...

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by Austin787
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4764

Re: Your first...

...European airport: Moscow (DME) ...N-American airport: Wichita (ICT) ...S-American airport: Buenos Aires (EZE) ...Asian airport: Tokyo - Taipei (TPE) ...African airport: Haven't visited Africa yet ...Turbo-prop: Continental Connection, B1900, 2004 ...Boeing 717: Airtran, SAT-ATL, 2011 ...Boeing 72...

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by Austin787
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4139

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

MD11 comes to mind - many served as passenger jets less than 15 years.

Some Frontier A318s were scrapped after less than 4 years in service.

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by Austin787
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 50
Views: 7517

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

If AA returns to TLV, I'm guessing it would be from PHL or DFW on a 787.

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by Austin787
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Equiment Swaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2081

Re: Best Equiment Swaps?

My best aircraft swaps:
757-200 to 767-300ER DFW-SFO on AA
767-300ER to 772-200ER DFW-CDG/CDG-DFW on AA

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by Austin787
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7515

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Southwest I believe has about half of AA's revenues but its net income was about double. And WN is unionized with some of the highest paid employees in the airline industry. Add to that no premium cabins and no checked bag fees. Me thinks Parker and company are too occupied with ripping out AVOD an...

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by Austin787
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7588

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

caflyboy wrote:
Didn't they fly AUS-OAK also? I seem to rememberAUS had 6 cities at one point: LGB/OAK for the west coast. BOS/JFK for the NE and MCO/FLL for Florida.

I remember JetBlue flew AUS-SFO - I took that flight a few times. Not sure if they also flew AUS-OAK as well.

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by Austin787
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8691

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

DFW-KEF serves 3 markets: 1) DFW - Iceland 2) DFW - Europe (via KEF) : with the DFW - Europe nonstops already available, I think this market probably requires significantly discounted fares (which mean lower revenues) 3) USA - Iceland (via DFW) WOW and Icelandair focused on 1 and 2, while AA focused...

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by Austin787
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10680

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

jfklganyc wrote:
What happened to JFK?

Have to show what a disaster it has become for AA

Technically, the AA hub is NY (not either airport)

JFK is no longer a hub for AA.

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by Austin787
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7129

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

Sounds like another slot squatting route.

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by Austin787
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8611

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

I'm seeing some AUS-JFK/JFK-AUS flights which have delays longer than the flight itself. Hoping for calm winds and good weather for my JFK flights on 5/31 and 6/3.

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by Austin787
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TPA
Replies: 104
Views: 15441

Re: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TP

AA has cut drastically. Runway construction is just an excuse. AA for July is down 30.4% on departures July 2019 vs July 2018. B6 is +1.2%. DL is +3.3%. So the runway construction only impacts AA? LOL Could AA be preparing to dehub JFK??? Honestly, AA should trade slots with DL to consolidate their...

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by Austin787
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14029

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

PHL is what I call a "sweet spot" hub - convenient location to be an international gateway and just enough O/D traffic to support a hub, but not too much O/D to encourage significant competition.

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by Austin787
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Highest altitude US airports with airline service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: Highest altitude US airports with airline service?

Some I can think of:
ASE at 7,820 ft
GUC at 7,680 ft
DRO at 6,685 ft
EGE at 6,540 ft
JAC at 6,451 ft

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by Austin787
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS
Replies: 22
Views: 2938

Re: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS

Personally I think Boeing has made a few key mistakes- 1 - shutting down the 757 prematurely 2 - not getting a jump on a fresh design replacement for the 737. Had Boeing started this maybe 6 years ago, we’d have a 797 now instead of a 737 pushed to the max (haha) of its design abilities. Airlines c...

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by Austin787
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2676

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

In P/E, do NYC-DFW-SYD so you spend more time in the nicer seat and less time in a regular Y seat.

If in Business or First class, do JFK-LAX/SFO-SYD. You get flat bed the entire journey.

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by Austin787
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA use JFK for O&D and PHL for feed?
Replies: 32
Views: 4291

Re: Should AA use JFK for O&D and PHL for feed?

AA will be down to under 70 flights in a couple of years. That may be optimistic. At the rate AA is cutting, JFK will be just another spoke in a couple years with just fights to their other hubs. AA currently has the following frequencies to their other hubs: 4xDFW 2xORD 5xDCA 6xCLT 6xMIA 5xPHX 11x...

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