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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 235
Views: 14384

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Doug Parker stated yesterday they were ready to attend and was surprised it was cancelled. He also said he assumed at the moment the union canceled it but later thought it was likely the mediator. The union has lied a lot in this process. This wouldn't be the first time. Just facts not emotion. He ...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 235
Views: 14384

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Doug Parker stated yesterday they were ready to attend and was surprised it was cancelled. He also said he assumed at the moment the union canceled it but later thought it was likely the mediator.

The union has lied a lot in this process. This wouldn't be the first time. Just facts not emotion.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 235
Views: 14384

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Well the Company is turning its back on their employees. The NMB scheduled three days of talks this week, then abruptly canceled them, the Association made all necessary things to be their and the company told the NMB no, so the NMB canceled, well we all know the NMB can order AA to be there, so mu...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 235
Views: 14384

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The idea that any contract that doesn't give each group on each line item something better than previous is concessionary is a bunch of BS and a big part of the unions problem selling expectations of every line item being industry leading or the contract is concessionary. Hint if overall you get mor...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 4918

Re: Delta’s Hubs

Cost and Connections that's what the US Airline business is all about big cities usually are not good for either.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 94
Views: 15018

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

Was surprised by a few of these as well but it’s impossible to tell the reasoning, Max is likely part of it, but aa could have issues on a few fronts- deferred maintenance schedules from this summer could be catching up with them on the 738 fleet, MD80s are exiting in early September and there’s al...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 22
Views: 5969

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

I'm guessing this is unicorn rare in the US. A whole row open on a flight especially an exit row with more leg room.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 109972

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

anymaninfc wrote:
Does AA have any kind of on-going program to keep it's stored B737-MAX8 aircraft functional i.e. engine runs, flight controls moved, tires rotated by moves, etc.?



Yes they have a short term (and long term) storage programs with all the required MX activities.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20767

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

If any conglomerate or otherwise giant company was ever going to get into the airline business they would have after 9/11. I believe at one time Microsoft could have purchased every US airline stock with cash on hand or at least certainly one of the big carriers. Such a capital intensive business wi...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 66848

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

No those dates are firm. There will be no crews available they will not be extended.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60994

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

Planes4you wrote:
Why didn’t the airport close again last night? There was a lightning strike right next to my plane (over grapevine lake)


There was a 2 HR ground stop from roughly 7:30-9:39 last night.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 5790

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

Full flights don't necessarily mean profitable flights. I would think that CLT being a banking center would be an important market from JFK. As for full flights not being profitable. I know that is a popular position on here but it isn’t true in the current environment. Back in the early 1990s when...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9441

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

With This on going MAX grounding I don't Even know why WN didn't just publish a flight schedule until January it could operate Without the MAX. It's losing a lot of customers and their loyalty with this add and take away approach. Someone dropping the ball at WN. Kinda embarrassing because it's not...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9855

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

This is much to do about nothing and is 100% marketing, props to United. They are changing nothing (accept the passenger notification part) its operating as usual and the same as United has been and all the airlines currently do operational decision making.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 109972

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Yes, 3 NEOs are flying.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How airline choose Acfts Equipments (Engines, Seats, IFE)
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: How airline choose Acfts Equipments (Engines, Seats, IFE)

The big airlines pick most of the interior items themselves. Engineering & Marketing are the main players, vendors will bring mockups and samples to the airlines to try and see especially for seats.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14005

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

In the US on international travel I have had issues buying my kids tickets on a flight I am not traveling. In both cases On line and Reservations refused to process the tickets I had to go to an airport in person and that was on uber Friendly Delta and is 100% due to cc Fraud. Airplane tickets in ge...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23019

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Did Airlines fill B747s? Wasn't load factors in the good old days around 50%?

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines "pay" for each others lounges?
Replies: 11
Views: 3349

Re: How do airlines "pay" for each others lounges?

Exactly and I was going to add luggage too!

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9516

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

BOS is definitely the biggest. MCO, PIT, and RDU are up there too. IND & CMH are also decent sized operations for them. Definitely not the largest, but it is worth noting that AA does serve all of their hub cities, including JFK, from both IND and CMH. What's the smallest city with service to a...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 28, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22357

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? Absolutely not. Schedule and Price and than for your...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu May 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 109972

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I'm just curious, but would AA ever consider the A220 either for a long-term replacement for the A319 or even some of the larger "regional" jets? I was really impressed with the A220 when I flew it on DL a few weeks ago; that's why I'm wondering if it'd be a good addition to the AA mainli...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 21, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delayed and taken advantage of..?
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Delayed and taken advantage of..?

No. Delays still cost way more than a bunch of DBA's. Not to mention the OPS center has way to much going on to micro manage any one particular flight.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 21, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21651

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

LMP737 wrote:
UpNAWAy wrote:
Rampers should not worry about future jobs that likely won't even exist in 20 years due to technology. Protecting unneeded jobs has killed a lot more needed jobs than saved.


So what do you do for a living?


Irrelevant. But it's also a job likely to be replaced by AI.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 21, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21651

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Rampers should not worry about future jobs that likely won't even exist in 20 years due to technology. Protecting unneeded jobs has killed a lot more needed jobs than saved.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21651

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

They just hired 350 Mechanics, increased part supplies significantly and they have bought in all kinds of new equipment what are you talking about?

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17896

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

We could of course fly without pilots now, the technology is there and ultimately it would be safer. Just as autonomous cars would reduce accidents by 90+% so might autonomous aircraft. The hard part is not the technology but the getting there...regulatory, legal, public acceptance, etc. It will tak...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21651

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

About time! American gas offered them a contract that is 100 times better than what they get at United and Delta. No they didn’t Concessions They are asking for the following: 1. Increases of outsourcing and a loss of 2,200 Mechanic jobs in heavy maintenance. 2. Increase of outsourcing of line main...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21651

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I would contend the union is the one not negotiating. They company has moved on numerous issues all along. The union has not moved on a single one. What the union is demanding is a contract that will have AA spending 40% more for MX than DAL or UA. That is certainly not reasonable nor ever going to ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21651

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Obviously they can't give bonuses without the union signing off.

Have airline unions ever not been fined in these cases? Seems like they always loose and it cost the members millions. Why do they always keep trying the same failed tactic?

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9393

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

It will be fun to watch the construction of Terminal F from the SkyLink, as it zooms through the ever-changing construction site! At the very least, DFW will be able to say that all gates are connected post-security, and that SkyLink can connect every gate within a 30-minute walk/tram. Has AA ever ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9393

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

And a Renovation of C, which is the current single biggest need.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22308

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

There still is IFE, In fact with live tv the options have never been better. The only contention is the delivery method.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 20, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22308

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

I can't see it happening. One I think it was the correct decision, 2 it would take 3-5 years just to get that installed and think how outdated current tech will be by then. And as someone else has mentioned can the Meridian seats even take seatback screens? If not that requires a new domestic seat a...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu May 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22060

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

And here is a new study that Ranked American #1 among us airlines. https://www.airhelp.com/en/airhelp-score/airline-ranking/#global_ranking "Best Airlines for Passenger Experience Medal Qatar Airways logo Qatar Airways 8.23 /10 Medal American Airlines logo American Airlines 8.07 /10 Medal Aerom...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu May 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22060

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

And as usual A.NET over blows everything! "The new study also showed that American Airlines is ranked No. 1 in brand intimacy among millennial travelers, while JetBlue ranked first for users 35 or older and those with incomes over $100,000 annually. Delta Air Lines had the best brand intimacy a...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed May 15, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11101

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

I don't think my airline has much turnover at all and I think it's extremely hard to get past the interview process and actually start training.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19791

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Ultimately if WestJet is worth more in pieces than whole, there is nothing inherently bad in selling off those pieces. And that ultimately will make the airline biz stronger (markets generally work, even if disruptive), and might also encourage the next generation of start ups?

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by UpNAWAy
Thu May 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 109972

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

The new overheads are game changers and improves for me the single biggest negative to sitting in the back is bins room and time it takes to board. All are greatly improved with the new bins..

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by UpNAWAy
Thu May 09, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 109972

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

This work was never billed as an overhaul, rather as the "OASIS" mod. As for "typical cheap retro job", AA could not replace galleys, overhead bins, seats, PRAM, and add power at the seats, inexpensively. Additionally, considering the cost of the airframe out of service time for...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu May 09, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22060

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

Look at the DOT A14 stats. I doubt most customers could decern a diffetence on any of the majors.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed May 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight has emergency landing at MIA
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: AA flight has emergency landing at MIA

BTW the tire blew on take off, not landing.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed May 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight has emergency landing at MIA
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: AA flight has emergency landing at MIA

I'd guess there are declared emergency landings everyday in the US.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 07, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382901

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Today's news puts Boeing in a very bad position. They knew months before the Lion Air crash of the warning light malfunction and decided that since it could be fixed in the next software update they would just wait. They did not notify airlines or government agencies. They have serious legal risk no...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri May 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 418
Views: 62234

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Vasu Raja said last week at the Sate of the Airline that they are looking to keep expanding TA from the East Coast and it will be on the 787 (Specifically said the A321 we will not fly TA). Also mention TLV and Africa and specifically said the 787-9 is for long haul flights. I imagine we will see a ...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 109972

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Boof02671 wrote:
UpNAWAy wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
There were actually 17 that TULE reworked



Incorrect. 14 OASIS Aircraft were reworked and TUL only did 4 of those.

I have friends at TULE they had 17 planes there



You need better friends, they are wrong.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 109972

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Any update on the 14 Oasis? Have they been flying? There are two left in TUL, 3EA and 3FW, the rest have returned over the last 3 weeks or so. So far, no new frames have gone in for mods either. Maybe they are holding up conversions to cover for the MAX? There were actually 17 that TULE reworked In...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10873

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

OB1504 wrote:
How did MIA go from helping keep AA afloat at the time of the bankruptcy to barely profitable?



South American Flying and their respective economic cycles.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10873

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

oops double post :oops:

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