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by Swadian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1290
Views: 196919

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Lots of international routes cut: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Resets-International-Network-for-Remainder-of-2020-Through-Summer-2021-OPS-DIS-07/default.aspx With the apparent even lesser need for widebodies anytime soon, what does this do to the fleet? Seems likely t...

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by Swadian
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4403

Re: large single aisle aircraft

Hadn't the major carriers dumped their DC-8s and 707s within ten years or less of the entry of 747/DC-10/L-1011 into service? (When were the last orders for those placed?) Sure, fuel efficiency is important, and CO2 reduction (for some) but I struggle to imagine the passenger appeal of a 300-passen...

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by Swadian
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1290
Views: 196919

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Here is a question, what is aa plan for jfk lax and sfo once this is over? A321t seems like too premium of an aircraft in a bad economy. Especially on jfk sfo. 757 and 767 are out of service. Maybe aa should reconfigure those a321s Cost too much to reconfigure the 321T. Plan is to use the 777 and w...

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by Swadian
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384913

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

But, why wouldn't air traffic return to normal after the virus outbreak is over? In Europe most governments are pouring money into their economies to keep businesses 'alive' till they can reopen again after the crises. I'm sure the US economy will also get incentivises. Because the government can't...

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by Swadian
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8210

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

There is no need for the bail out. If the airline was too shortsighted in using all the profits for equity buyback to increase the share prices, they deserve to be out of business. If there is a demand or need, a new company will emerge I absolutely agree. All those years of airline profits, someth...

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by Swadian
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9749

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

Don't most commercial aircraft already pollute less per passenger then most cars? Also stating the obvious here, but you can't run trains over the ocean and there aren't a whole lot of battery powered boats that can get you from Perth to New York etc. in any reasonable time frame. Exactly. People o...

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by Swadian
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2147
Views: 267856

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA will likely need to order the A220-300, A319neo, A320neo, 737 MAX 7, or similar size aircraft at some point to replace the A319 and A320 planes currently in its fleet. Which of the following is more likely for AA for an A319/A320 replacement order: A220-300, A319neo, A320neo, or 737 MAX 7? The A...

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by Swadian
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7454

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

It's hard to blame a large company's woes on 1 person. No, It isn't. Not when that one person is Chairman and CEO of the company. Everything starts with him and filters down. Parker is ultimately responsible for everything that happens at the airline, whether he initiated it or not, which is exactl...

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by Swadian
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7454

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

It's hard to blame a large company's woes on 1 person. There's no evidence to suggest that installing more seats was a bad idea, when DL/UA have done the same and when much of the project was put on hold due to the MAX debacle. There's also no evidence to suggest that not installing PTVs on new plan...

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by Swadian
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14910

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

Lol, a single A330-800. This will boost the program for sure. The first prototype would be a nice and cheap candidate. A sale is a sale? Don't think what there is to "lol" about. The NEO program continues its steady course. First thing I learned in business is that it's better to have no ...

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by Swadian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times

Thanks for your analysis. So it seems Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings are gonna be most popular, and Sunday afternoons for the return? What would route planners do if there were no slot restrictions, and the flight were long enough to "lose a day" regardless of schedule? This might...

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by Swadian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times

No, I meant days of the week and times of those days. Not seasons of the year. For example, Friday vs Saturday, Saturday morning vs afternoon, etc..

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by Swadian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times

What are the most popular flight times / dates for long-haul leisure? If it takes the better part of a day to get somewhere, what days of the week do travelers prefer? Any statistics out there?

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by Swadian
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?
Replies: 64
Views: 7860

Re: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?

In recent diesel engines, there's little or no correlation between fuel efficiency and emissions. The latest Tier 4 engines emit less than Tier 3 engines, but at a noticeable increase in fuel consumption. Why? Because their Exhaust Gas Recirculation reduces NOx at the expense of increased fuel and p...

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by Swadian
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Wrong. When AA/HP merged the combined carrier had a mainline fleet of nearly 1,000 airplanes. That’s now reduced to around 940. The mainline fleet has shrunk. Jeremy When did AA/HP merge? Oh wait, you can't even get your facts straight between HP/US, and insist focus on misdirecting attention to th...

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by Swadian
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Only 4 190s have been retired. Indeed, which supports my point that the mainline fleet hasn't shrunk. Wrong. When AA/HP merged the combined carrier had a mainline fleet of nearly 1,000 airplanes. That’s now reduced to around 940. The mainline fleet has shrunk. Jeremy When did AA/HP merge? Oh wait, ...

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by Swadian
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Phoenix757767 wrote:
Only 4 190s have been retired.


Indeed, which supports my point that the mainline fleet hasn't shrunk.

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by Swadian
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

No such thing as "LAA" anymore, only American. Plus most routes are now operated by a mix of LAA and LUS aircraft. AA Tech Ops has not integrated the fleets so LAA and LUS fleets still exist. The planes have been intergrated, but not the workforce, but some cities they are cross utilized....

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by Swadian
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

anymaninfc wrote:
SXDFC wrote:
I am currently flying on N191AN (5FA). Does anyone know when she’s supposed to be retired?


There is no publicly announced schedule for retirement of the legacy AA B757s.


Probably not until the A321XLR gets here, so 2026.

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by Swadian
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Why would HP aircraft not be included? It’s not a fair comparison to compare pre-merger AA to their fleet now. AA’s post merger fleet overall has shrunk since AA and HP merged. Jeremy Because AA didn't merge with HP? Read my post again. I'm comparing pre-merger AA fleet to the post-merger LAA fleet...

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by Swadian
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

On the LAA side there's 467 mainline narrowbodies (491 if you include grounded 737 MAX): 32x A319 98x A321 9x A321neo 304x 737 24x 737 MAX 24x 757 In 1998, AA had 509 mainline narrowbodies: 260x MD-80 96x 757 78x 727 75x F100 The E175 does the job of the 75x MD-80, and AA has 231 of those in total....

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by Swadian
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

On the LAA side there's 467 mainline narrowbodies (491 if you include grounded 737 MAX): 32x A319 98x A321 9x A321neo 304x 737 24x 737 MAX 24x 757 In 1998, AA had 509 mainline narrowbodies: 260x MD-80 96x 757 78x 727 75x F100 The E175 does the job of the 75x MD-80, and AA has 231 of those in total. ...

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by Swadian
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I'd put my money on them refurbishing the 77E and ordering more 789 in the future. Fleet simplicity at all costs.

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by Swadian
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 12559

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

PHX also isn’t the least profitable hub. I forgot which thread it was but I believe numbers were posted showing MIA and LAX as less profitable (potentially JFK as well). I believe PHX is actually 3rd on a margin basis after DFW and CLT. The single most profitable flight (again on a margin basis) in...

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by Swadian
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 47
Views: 7032

Re: Canada ULCC Market Potential

The problem in Canada is concentration population. You don't have too many secondary markets with population concentrated around southern British Columbia, southern Alberta, Winnipeg, and the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor (in that last one, 2 of every 3 Canadians reside)...and thus not too many seco...

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by Swadian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 8216

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

That's honestly true. I believe CTS used to have flights to HNL on Hawaiian Airlines. That might've been on an A330 though, which could've been too much capacity. No doubt it was on an A330 or at least a wide body. Until the A321XLR came around, narrow bodies had insufficient range for these routes...

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by Swadian
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 10163

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

By January 2020 Boeing will have at least 400 built 737's lying around, so about $50bn of stock, is continuing production sustainable? Is laying off 6000 workers and being forced to pay Federally mandated WARN penalties an option either? Imagine if you were a assembly worker who did nothing to caus...

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by Swadian
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

musman9853 wrote:
thank god the md80s are going. lets hope boeing gets off their ass and launch the nma so aa can get rid of the 767s


AA already getting rid of the 767 without NMA. Last 767 flight scheduled for 2021.

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by Swadian
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 167469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I think AA is more likely to start DFW-ATH or CLT-ATH than JFK-ATH Those two suggestions are just silly. CLT/DFW-ATH, not gonna happen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Enlighten us - why would DFW-ATH be silly, exactly? What, so only people in the east coast or Chicago go go Greece in the summer...

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by Swadian
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bus Industry Backs Inland Streamliner Against "Fake News"
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Bus Industry Backs Inland Streamliner Against "Fake News"

Never easy to start a motorcoach line in the Western US, but good to know that when the local news publishes a hit piece, our industry stands with Inland Streamliner. Original hit piece: https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2019/06/05/reno-company-promises-bus-rides-vegas-phoenix-inland-streamliner-reddit...

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by Swadian
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expanding DFW, LAX?
Replies: 19
Views: 3630

AA Expanding DFW, LAX?

Looking at FlightConnections today, surprised at the number of missing markets from AA at DFW and LAX: https://www.flightconnections.com/route-map-american-airlines-aa. Notable gaps in their network: DFW-EUG DFW-MFR DFW-RDM DFW-LGB LAX-MRY LAX-YUM LAX-SBP LAX-BOI LAX-GEG LAX-YYC LAX-MSO LAX-BZN LAX-...

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by Swadian
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 13369

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

IMHO any of the following are most likely: LAX-ICN LAX-TPE DFW-TPE Perhaps CZ would do CAN-ORD and CAN-DFW, and JL would do NRT-PHX, NRT-PHL, or the oft-rumored NRT-MIA. Heck, perhaps CZ would even extend their YYZ flight to PHL, CLT, or MIA. Think it's impossible? We're talking about CZ here. This ...

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by Swadian
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 62160

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

flyabr wrote:
After reading all this, I can't help but wonder how well a 753Max with GTFs would have sold. Anyone know how to figure out what kind of range said aircraft might have had? :-)


4000 nm shouldn't be a problem. Even the Douglas DC-8-63 had 4000 nm range.

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by Swadian
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?

LATAM has no plans to retire the 767 and are introducing a new interior product arguably more comfortable than their 787. In fact, they replaced their A330s with the 767. Avianca will probably retire all their A330s and American retire all their A333 and 738 (non-MAX) before LATAM gets around to ret...

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by Swadian
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 62160

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Where did you come up with 4,000nm as practical range? Here it's generally accepted that LRs have less range than 757s (the can cover about 95% of missions language) and 757s in AA/DL/UA business configs struggle with routes more than 4,000 statute miles on westbound TATL. I don't see AA doing a pr...

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by Swadian
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?

dcajet wrote:
LAN Chile's 767-200s and first batch of 300s were PW-powered. GE-powered frames came later to the fleet. I believe no more PW-powered 767s remain in the fleet (LATAM Chile, Argentina, Brasil & Peru).


Which aircraft were PW-powered and why did they switch to GE?

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by Swadian
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?

Did LAN Chile or LATAM ever operate PW-powered 767s, or did they only operate GE CF6 examples?

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by Swadian
Fri May 31, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina pay US$320m damages over Aerolíneas nationalisation
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: Argentina pay US$320m damages over Aerolíneas nationalisation

Hopefully this is the end for this long case and Argentina pays up. Argentina must pay US$320 million in damages after the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (CIADI) ruled against the an appeal to earlier ruling ordering Argentina pay Spanish Grupo Marsans damages after the ...

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by Swadian
Thu May 30, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 11448

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

In a way DL does play a bit of bait and switch. They put in shinny new AVOD while adding more seats to their a/c and give out better snacks. Maybe if the pax is engrossed in a library of movies they don't realize they are cramped to hell and well "I might as well fly one of those budget airlin...

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by Swadian
Sat May 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I don't believe AA would use a 772 on those routes... not yet. That's a pretty large increase in capacity. There was an article saying they would replace old 763 routes with incoming 788s once they're gone, specifically on routes like MIA-LIM and the upcoming MIA-COR. The 757 can do MIA-LIM nonstop...

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by Swadian
Fri May 24, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

There’s a couple on PHL/CUN-DFW and DFW-ANC. I knew the 752s were usually a rare sight into DFW, but in recent days, they've shown up on flights between DFW and JFK, PHL, MIA and LAS (I might have also seen on on DFW-PHX). That's why I was wondering if the 752s are sticking around a little longer u...

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by Swadian
Thu May 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

FWIW, I saw quite a few 757s flying into DFW yesterday, probably a few more than usual. I'm wondering if that's a ripple effect from the 3M8 grounding or if there's something else behind it. There’s a couple on PHL/CUN-DFW and DFW-ANC. I knew the 752s were usually a rare sight into DFW, but in rece...

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by Swadian
Wed May 22, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Looks like with the modifications on hold AA will stay on plan to retire a/c this year even if the Max doesn't come back online until sometime post summer. So I'm assuming by the EOY the MD80s, E190s (I think they go this year) and LUS 757s will be gone. FWIW, I saw quite a few 757s flying into DFW...

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by Swadian
Wed May 22, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 11479

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

These are very efficient planes for DL. 40 year-old technology is conjecture that implies they have outlived their useful life. They will more than likely cycle out with DL (and UA). A321s/739s have replaced domestic 763s, so as others have mentioned, more frequency. Or cycling in widebodies as the...

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by Swadian
Sat May 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

flyboy80 wrote:
So, it would appear the Airspace XL bins are retrofittable to older Airbus cabins? Much nicer design than the awful pivot bins Delta chose for the A319/20 retrofits in 2015/16


I see no reason why not.

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by Swadian
Mon May 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Um...yes they have. All the 738/321 with in-seat AVOD are being removed under the Oasis redo. They haven't taken any AVOD out of existing seats. The newer planes just don't have it. No, they haven’t started taking out ANY personal TVs on LAA A321s/737s. They are planning to but haven’t started the ...

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by Swadian
Sat May 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

If AA Leadership actually comes to the point they want to add seatback IFE, they should all be fired. The cost to do so, after all the current renovations, will be astronomical beyond present costs. And it would represent a complete incompetence in the marketplace and utter lack of forward planning...

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by Swadian
Thu May 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189466

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sad excuse. DL overhauled ex NW 320's delivered in early 1990's with full in-seat power, AVOD at each seat, WIFI and fully new overheads and bathrooms. You're living in the Dougie America West world my friend where everything is done on the dime. Or as you pointed out, "inexpensively." He...

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by Swadian
Wed May 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 8531

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Some opinions on this thread are preposterous as they often are with DL threads. DL's Asia "gateway" is SEA and/or ICN, not DTW. UA didn't replace 744 with 789, but with 77W and lots of capacity shifting around in a Asia market fraught with ruinous competition.

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by Swadian
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 52
Views: 9219

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

DFW-TLV would be an interesting add with the loads of 787s AA has.

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