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by YoungDon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8119

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I can’t unsee the original post, but I’m going with American here. What happened to etiquette? So the age in which men wore suits and women wore dresses went away sometime in the late 60's. All of her parts were covered and she was flying from Kingston, Jamaica to Miami, Florida in the summer time....

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by YoungDon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7804

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Talk about the biggest case of SPS I've ever seen. I'm sure Congress (in particular, the GOP-led Senate) will approve funds to repair the streets in DC if they're damaged by tanks. Or is this one of those "you're on your own" scenarios? The city government has made this case both this yea...

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by YoungDon
Fri May 31, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8262

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

Love it. Extremely classy. Happy birthday Airbus!

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by YoungDon
Thu May 30, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 120
Views: 20047

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Latest changes to ET schedule see - the postponement of the IAH route launch to December - the three weekly flights to IAD via ABJ have been removed from the schedule, these were in addition to the current daily ADD-DUB-IAD-ADD service - the service to YYZ has reverted to a B77L through October ins...

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by YoungDon
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did CO choose EWR as their TPAC Gateway instead of IAH?
Replies: 19
Views: 3277

Re: Why did CO choose EWR as their TPAC Gateway instead of IAH?

Houstonians are wondering what AA has in DFW is not at IAH, but AA LAX operation is strong but not as powerful as UA's SFO hub. AA hub in Chicago couldn't make the PRC work but it could from their fortress DFW hub so its really an issue of where an airline's fortress hub is and where they have the ...

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by YoungDon
Wed May 22, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3743

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

J343, ATL is just extreamely well located for most of Florida to the NorthEast. If National had been closed and IAD was the sole DC airport, then we would have a different discussion. AA hubs at DFW, ORD, PHX, PHL, MIA, and you could also consider LAX and JFK. DL hubs at ATL, MSP, SLC, DTW and you ...

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by YoungDon
Wed May 22, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3743

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

Not only do I not see DFW passing ATL anytime in the near future, I doubt it will pass ORD either. They're also adding a similar number of gates (25) in the same timeframe, and those gates will be fully utilized as soon as they're open. There's already a gap of around 14 million passengers just to c...

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by YoungDon
Tue May 21, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9492

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

I love you folks but DFW is so much harder to connect in than ATL. DEN and DTW are probably the real dreams as US hubs go. I suppose compared to PHL, IAH or MSP, its easy. (just last week I went from low Ds to high Bs...4 stops on the train and a fair amount of walking....) I agree with this - DTW ...

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by YoungDon
Tue May 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3442

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

KE and QR have pretty low loads. I wouldn’t call 88% arriving and 78% departing “for Korean “pretty low,” even despite them usually being a little higher. It was a very average load in March, but not low. Same for Qatar, loads in the 70-80% range are average, but not low. Their arriving was 82%. I ...

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by YoungDon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 7050

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

I would like to see these 2 cities connected to IAH. HKG I know there are lots inexpensive fares chasing HKG, but a nonstop could get a premium and the other is ZUR. As far as ICN, Korean already tried that once, may be second time is the charm. UA or OZ could add IAH-ICN nonstop service, and UA wo...

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by YoungDon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61068

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Except AA already flies on half of those routes the demand is gone on them.However LATAM is planning on adding more routes so who knows So... considering DFW is AA’s superhub they would most likely do the same as the other routes and fly to CAN themselves IF they wanted to. They’re not restricted b...

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by YoungDon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61068

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

I think we can all agree on one thing that’s china southern will be flying to DFW sooner or later hopefully they announce this year though. I find this comment very interesting. wingingit can you give your insight on this being well versed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market. Bruh, read above (as it has...

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by YoungDon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44392

Re: WN looking at A220

They should certainly look into the A220. But they really need to look at themselves and decide who they want to be going forward. They have long since graduated from niche LCC and are starting to max out the growth they can achieve with their current fleet. Stepping down and competing in smaller m...

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by YoungDon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44392

Re: WN looking at A220

They should certainly look into the A220. But they really need to look at themselves and decide who they want to be going forward. They have long since graduated from niche LCC and are starting to max out the growth they can achieve with their current fleet. Stepping down and competing in smaller ma...

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by YoungDon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61068

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Who do you think will start DFW-DEL 1st air India or AA because DFW is still working hard to get service to DEL. Either one. Air India "said" they would start DFW service but never did: https://onemileatatime.com/air-india-los-angeles-dallas-flights/ AA is looking at returning to India bu...

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by YoungDon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20374

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

The real question is, why weren't the pilots of both aircraft following the respective TCAS resolution advisory? It looks like the pilots of the complaining aircraft ignored TCAS descend advisory to make the conflict closer than it really needed to be. Perhaps the "idiot" comment is warra...

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by YoungDon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356797

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's very average, much like UA's current livery. I can't decide if I like it better or worse yet, the font is awkward with the windows jutting in, and the tail is awkward too. I do like the engines and the cheatline.

Meh.

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by YoungDon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 120
Views: 20047

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Duplicate please delete

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by YoungDon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 120
Views: 20047

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Looks like a good schedule for connections out of LFW. Here's to hoping it works out, 3x weekly should be very doable. LFW doesn't have much in terms of inbound flights from the region. Unless ASKY is gearing up to update its schedule, no short connection out of LFW to IAH exists (I would have expe...

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by YoungDon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 120
Views: 20047

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Looks like a good schedule for connections out of LFW. Here's to hoping it works out, 3x weekly should be very doable.

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by YoungDon
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61068

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Anything's possible. China Southern from Guangzhou, Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong, LATAM from South America, Finnair from Helsinki, maybe even Royal Air Maroc from Casablanca. A couple months ago there was an article stating DFW-India service would be starting "soon". It could mean AA sta...

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by YoungDon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7248

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

Tyler isn't a huge catchment area and I doubt this will work in the end. With that being said, it's cool to see the airport getting a mainline flight, I remember flying Saab 340s out of there on Eagle as a kid. Definitely never would have thought we'd see an A320 at that airport. Will be cool to see.

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by YoungDon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7248

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

Hmm, has Tyler ever had mainline service before? Not sure if Texas International flew their DC-9s into Tyler. Corpus Christi seems like a logical opportunity. I asked a family member who is ex-TI and she said she doesn't remember the DC-9s at TYR, she thinks it was served with the Convairs. But she...

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by YoungDon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714208

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

:!: Since when did the FBI start with non-criminal investigations? I guess I must have missed the Memo... The FBI would only get involved if there was evidence of potential criminal activity from the facts so far. They know more than we do, so it's certainly a reason, and it will come out eventuall...

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by YoungDon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714208

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Does it seem like US media is TRYING to destroy Boeing with all their coverage of this? Like, why? this kind of post just makes it clear how out of touch with reality people on a.net are. It's fashionable these days to attack the media rather than accept truths one does not like. Blows my mind, but...

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by YoungDon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714208

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

All this talk of not trusting the French or the Ethiopians, with zero evidence that either entity isn't worthy of trust, is simply xenophobic excuse-making in my view. Essentially, if the investigation ends up implicating Boeing in some way it won't take long for these people to cry "conspiracy...

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by YoungDon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714208

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

How can we know what they talked about over the phone? This is reaching the "because Russia" territory. I mean... Boeing confirmed it. 'A spokesman for Boeing confirmed the conversation and said Muilenburg "made clear to the president that the MAX aircraft is safe."' https://www...

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by YoungDon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

......... but your unhinged reponse does begin to confirm my suspicion that some of the hysteria over the Max8 is just anti Americanism you made a typo, it is: Anti _American Interventionism_ Most nations appear to be fed up with the US throwing their weight around. Look up "blow back" ht...

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by YoungDon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

There own no reason to indulge Ethiopia’s paranoia and have the black boxes evaluated in the UK. You do realise the world has changed. Bullying and intimidating by the US to protect its own interest will no longer work. Its China that leads the grounding and except Canada every other player with a ...

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by YoungDon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I don't get this argument about the 1,500 hour rule in the US. Until it was passed (recently, 2013), the minimum in the US was 250 hours, with plenty of pilots getting hired right at that limit. And aviation in the US was still safe. It's almost like the people pointing out this rule have forgotten...

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by YoungDon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So the first officer had 200 hours? This was probably his first flight flying a jet of any kind. I would suspect a loss of control. That's definitely not the case, training programs in foreign countries start out with cadets with no time flown beginning on jets. He's definitely inexperienced, but i...

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by YoungDon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Those that want to play the ostrich can put their heads in the sand all they want, but airlines/countries choosing to ground their MAX fleets is going to continue. People are already starting not to want to fly on the type. The damage is done at this point. It's a terrible thing too, because the 737...

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by YoungDon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So the first officer had 200 hours? This was probably his first flight flying a jet of any kind. I would suspect a loss of control. That's definitely not the case, training programs in foreign countries start out with cadets with no time flown beginning on jets. He's definitely inexperienced, but i...

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by YoungDon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Given what we know right now, folks choosing to avoid the max is totally justified. "What we know"? We don't know anything, all we have is speculative information. Which is entirely my point. I'll put it to you like this. Say there's an a tourist area that has been safe for decades. All o...

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by YoungDon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

There are 350 Boeing 737 MAX delivered as of January 31, 2019. Even if this crash is MCAS related, grounding the fleet will be a difficult decision for the FAA. There is a procedure how to recover the aircraft from the MCAS fault, not to mention the huge inconvenience the grounding would cause to t...

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by YoungDon
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4895

Re: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?

Spent much of my life in Houston. Live in the East now, but family is still there. For my fam, it has always been DL. After Delta, it is WN and last is CO/UA. As mentioned above with AA, DL has always flown from HOU and IAH...provides some options and pricing differences. In the past, DL had a focu...

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by YoungDon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr
Replies: 35
Views: 7913

Re: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr

i wonder if it's really a fire in the cargo, any plane could still land safely.....I just cannot recall when was the last time a plane with real fire in cargo landed safely.... It's not a good situation at all. Large jets have cargo fire suppression systems, but I can't attest to how well they work...

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by YoungDon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr
Replies: 35
Views: 7913

Re: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr

Well on the bright side, it's pretty warm in Anadyr today, almost above the freezing mark, and hopefully no injuries? Could have been worse...

Will be interesting to learn if there was an actual cargo fire or if it was a faulty indication.

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by YoungDon
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24944

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Huh? If we're going by mileage, PHL is the closest hub to JNB. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=jnb-phl: 8,032 miles http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=jnb-mia: 8,061 miles PHL is also better optimized for connections from the Midwest and Northeast to South Africa. See ORD: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=ord-p...

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by YoungDon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4895

Re: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?

4. UA has SFO for their own metal flights to ICN, and LAX sees 3x 380s plus a 777 every day. That's a lot of non-stop capacity for *A and KE, and the international traffic is often bundled near the respective coastlines with domestic connections in between. For IAH that directionally includes more ...

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by YoungDon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4895

Re: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?

Let me be clear I am not suggesting IAH or HOU is underserved, what I am saying is I am surprised by the up and down pax numbers for IAH over the last 12 years whereas DFW, after an up and down decade during the 2000's, has seen an increase in pax every year since 2010. I know UA at IAH will never ...

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by YoungDon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4895

Re: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?

United cut lots of domestic routes to and from IAH after the UA/CO merger. IAH is too far south to be an east-west domestic hub, but it was the closest to a midcontinent hub that CO had. DFW is already AA's midcontinent east-west hub. UA already had ORD and DEN for midcontinent and western east-wes...

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by YoungDon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24944

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Duplicate (a.net is not working well for me today)

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by YoungDon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24944

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

I would think Africa would make the most sense from Miami, not PHL or DFW. India from PHL is interesting - I'm sure they have the numbers if they want to try this. I would think DFW would be a better option, though its a bit of a longer flight. I think it would all depend on what parts of Africa th...

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by YoungDon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24944

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

I would think Africa would make the most sense from Miami, not PHL or DFW.

India from PHL is interesting - I'm sure they have the numbers if they want to try this. I would think DFW would be a better option, though its a bit of a longer flight.

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by YoungDon
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9914

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

ATL on the airport authority side is known for being one of the most corrupt airports in the United States. While operationally it runs fine, much of that is do to the airline(s) and not the airport authority. I can see why they want to pull it under the state's control and away from the corruption...

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by YoungDon
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9914

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

ATL on the airport authority side is known for being one of the most corrupt airports in the United States. While operationally it runs fine, much of that is do to the airline(s) and not the airport authority. I can see why they want to pull it under the state's control and away from the corruption...

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by YoungDon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why there is no UA's transpacific routes from IAH except Tokyo NRT and Sydney, Australia?
Replies: 64
Views: 6891

Re: Why there is no UA's transpacific routes from IAH except Tokyo NRT and Sydney, Australia?

Lets take it in pieces. 2) You have to see that DFW and IAH play substantially different roles for their respective airlines. DFW is the largest and most major hub for AA. Its the end all be all. IAH is basically a Latin American and somewhat domestic hub for UA. In 3 years, it will probably be sma...

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