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by UpNAWAy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6822

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

enzedder wrote:
more a pipe dream of their more and more autocratic government.

cheers enzedder



Really, Poland is now one of the most free places on the planet.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub
Replies: 75
Views: 11784

Re: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub

Adding seasonal flights now on the old B767s is a great way to test markets for potential growth to year round and upgraded aircraft in the future. It is a very sound strategy.
This arm chair CEO idea on ANET that everyone should fly to everywhere from everywhere if I was CEO is getting stale.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56910

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

My wife has been on the plane with crew ready to push for over an hour. No ground crew available???

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56910

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

My wife is now through security. Problem is there are no crews and few staff.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56910

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Apparently the car in question was in the parking structure. And a K9 alerted them to something. Now getting reports that the police have detonated something. Airport still closed people stuck in planes and FAA has restricted flow. What a mess.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56910

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Drove by PHX a short bit ago and the freeway signs said Terminal 4 was closed due to police activity. Any idea what was going on? Terminal 4 closed for two hours. Someone apparently left a car at the curb. My wife has been trying to catch a flight cannot get to any of the terminals by roads and the...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 11344

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

The State of Georgia has just declared an emergency for all counties.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 11344

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Looks like it has taken a turn to the east and south making ti worse for CLT and possibly impacting ATL.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8103

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I may be alone but I love that non travelers are greatly reduced passed security. Airlines were flying with 50% load factors now that is north of 80%, the gate areas are extremely crowded I don't ever want to see gaggles of family and friends anymore at the gates.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8103

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

People often talk about how aviation changed after 9/11 which is definitely true to some degree, but the conversation pretty much ends there. Everyone knows about airport security, but that's pretty much it as far as changes go. Of course, there was a substantial downturn in aviation as well prompt...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8103

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

The two biggest changes are, the unimaginable is now imaginable. And probably the biggest is no passengers will let a plane be hijacked.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 532
Views: 80726

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

SAT has been doing the C-CKs I believe and 2-3 weeks seem about right at this early stage in their life.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10179

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

There was a period when ever major expect CO was on shaky ground. As a safe guard the online travel agencies would plate everything on CO’s 005 ticket stock. Even markets like US flying JAX-CLT or UA DEN-PDX that had nothing to do with CO. As a safety net in case some one ceases operations. It made...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57694

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

True partnerships, JV especially are huge. It also points to the historic nature of international routes. It literally takes 20+ years and hundreds of millions to develop successful markets in new regions for airliners. In fact the most successful markets the Big 3 fly from the US all where develope...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1062
Views: 103935

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

So to be sure I understand the majority here flying routes that never made money is genius, bold and aggressive airline management and to stop flying routes that never made money and replacing them with ones likely to make money is a disaster and a retreat?
Do I have the correct understanding?

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6640

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Why can't they make Asia work they are so close? Sad to see them shrink in Hawaii. Will they close HNL? I sincerely doubt Hawaiian will close Honolulu... ;) Perhaps you meant HND? If yes, HA is doing well in Japan AFAIK. No that was a poor attempt at sarcasm and some slight mocking of other threads.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6640

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Why can't they make Asia work they are so close? Sad to see them shrink in Hawaii. Will they close HNL?

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5178

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

No, but they are clearly downsizing. That is not clear at all. It terms of flight numbers there is virtually no change since 2015. Right because they are slot squatting by replacing flights to places where people actually want to go to with flights to their hubs for connection purposes and a bunch ...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30007

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

But it is also a winner as far as AA at ORD is concerned. Running money losing routes is not good for the HUB, employees or future flights and ultimately the passengers of Chicago or connecting ones.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57694

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Of course it does, because right now in a time of week demand and high fuel prices is their any doubt that AA would have tried one of those options first?

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5178

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

flyguy84 wrote:
No, but they are clearly downsizing.




That is not clear at all. It terms of flight numbers there is virtually no change since 2015.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57694

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

BTW for those having trouble understanding AA's ORD-Asia problem watch the video from AA.com. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2018/American-Airlines-Expands-European-Footprint-and-Modifies-Asia-Service/ AA operates under completely different rules than the other US carriers and has much less fl...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9641

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

I think ORD still gets them until early Dec. when they all retreat to DFW.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30007

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

PRAirbus wrote:
too bad some new markets will be flown on 767s! oh, wow! not a good idea... :/ can't wait until they are all retired.


While they still have them they are the perfect aircraft to test marginal markets with....much less economic risk.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56910

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

A.netters know stuff!!!!

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9641

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

Looks like 8 MD80s are routed between 9am and 10:30am central time to ROW today.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15367

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

29-years of service AA Purser here- believe it or not, it isn’t the senior F/As who are abusing the system, it’s the junior F/As with 3 years seniority or less.And at 29 years, I’m considered “middle seniority,” which is ridiculous, but that’s another issue. I have noticed the same thing. There is ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15367

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

There are a lot of people that game the system, and often there's not much the airline can do. For example , there's one person in particular I know for a fact call out absent for family leave, but only on weekends. Nearly every weekend. This is a very junior person, has a bit more than a year's se...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 229
Views: 28771

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

After taking part in AAviationDay on Friday, I learned a few things: - 17C and the Taxiway Y bridge will be done in January. They both will be A380 capable. - NE Perimeter taxiway work has already begun. - Mainline will indeed take over the lower B gates. - Satellite E will be done in April - fligh...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13162

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

This is simple really, if unions provided a good value they would be growing not shrinking. In the US they would be almost extinct if not for a whole host of friendly laws and politicians.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand codesharing...
Replies: 31
Views: 4573

Re: Help me understand codesharing...

It also depends how the ticketing is handled and how well the reservation systems interface. Sometimes each airline selling a flight has a separate allocation of seats. As we know most airlines use a fare-bucket system so when all the seats at the cheapest price are booked, they start selling out o...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13162

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Someone needs to look at this from a safety standpoint. Having observed employer/ employee relations in aviation union and non-union environment, there are some key safeguards easily shattered in a non union environment. Absolutely false. Unions serve to protect the exact people who don't follow sa...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13162

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Boof02671 wrote:
Charlie Bryan was not the head of the whole IAM.

And Lorenzo never offered EA to him.



No he was the local President. And Lorenzo had concocted a proposal to give the airline over to the unions.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13162

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

That scumbag Lorenzo destroyed Eastern. Lorenzo offered to give Easter to the IAM near the end, the National Leadership said yes, but the local (Charlie Bryan) balked and convinced them to change their minds because "You have to have a Them in US vs THEM" Wrong again Parker boy. Learn the...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13162

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. You need to read up on some airline history. It's not 1940, and not the coal mines. Where is Eastern now? That scumbag Lorenzo destroyed Eastern. Lorenzo offered to give Easter to the IAM n...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amusing Airfare Anomalies
Replies: 36
Views: 2657

Re: Amusing Airfare Anomalies

Non Stops are obviously more desirable and more expensive. As hard as it is for people to understand airfares are not priced by distance but by markets and DFW-Anywhere is not the same market as AUS-DFW-Anywhere.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16921

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

Yeh and your a brainwashed unionista. Do you vote for politicians and bash skulls that our union tells you to? I at least think for myself, you let the union think for you.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16921

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

And it is still a bigger contract overall, the total value is industry leading. Not one single person loses their jobs. And as far as Healthcare cost all the rest of the company has been on the crappy LAA plan for years now, we all got the big increase in premiums too....and dealt with it and moved ...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16921

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

All groups except ramp and mechanics have a JCBA in place already and are coming up on their amendable dates soon. Company is seeking concessions from the ramp and maintenance and are on over two years of JCBA negotiations. Blatantly false they are not seeking concessions, A contract is only measur...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16921

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

Well thanks for all that research. I think you've verified that every step of the merger has taken about twice as long as the other merger you compared. It seems like you blame the labor groups a lot for the delay. Isn't it managements responsibility to convince them, cajole them, make them believe...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12615

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

As stated above AA, once the crème de le crème of US carriers is now a bottom feeder. They are squeezing their clientele both financially in fees (in a spirit way, especially via seats), and also in the shrinking aircraft pitch and apparently lavs. Getting rid of proper First Class is another very ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

A huge part of Delta's revenue advantage is Fortress ATL. They have such a high % of flying in that one HUB UA and AA are much more spread out over numerous hubs with varying degrees of competition that Delta just does not see at ATL. Seems like I read a Forbes article that delta has a monopoly on 6...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 14004

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

I think AA's long term plan at JFK is have flights to its other hubs: DCA,PHL,CLT,MIA,DFW,ORD,PHX,LAX. All other flights get dropped or shifted to PHL. Which raises the question on what to do with Terminal 8, as it is underutilized today. Moving all OneWorld airlines to T8 makes most sense, but it ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 14004

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

Jul 2017 AA mainline at JFK had 2242 actual departures. Jul 2018 JFK had 2297 actual departures........Oh the horror! Now they may have cut a bunch of regional flying but no so much on the mainline side. They absolute want to get all of One World into T-8 and have said so before that not being toget...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do AA retires the E190?
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: When do AA retires the E190?

6 in the fall of 2019 and the remaining 14 1st qtr 2020. they have the same issue driving the MD80s retirement drop dead date and that is the ADS-B upgrade. I think they are all owned, but not sure. That can be a fluid issue.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16921

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

AA new aircraft are much more fuel efficient, so the price of fuel hurts them less. Also if you look at the margin differences it almost all a regional revenue issue. Trans Pacific is doing better right now than LATAM and Trans Atlantic. AA is weakest in trans pacific...... Also as to debt, they hav...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 7054

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

At that time of year. AA should have a lot of slack in its fleet that it doesn't need to pull a plane off ORD to fly this route. But it does say that perhaps ORD-NRT for AA is not as big a winner as it was years ago. Especially when the LAS flights to NRT are tourist boats with minimal yield. ...An...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 229
Views: 28771

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

There is a Bid Sheet on the DFW website for 3 additional D gates and 150K feet of concourse.

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