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by Swadian
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 44
Views: 4779

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: 7615

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: 8807

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 478
Views: 72482

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: 604

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: 3291

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: 12725

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: 53116

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: 961

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: 53116

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: 961

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: 961

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: 1397

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: 10360

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 10592

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 707
Views: 119256

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: 8113

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: 8446

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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by Swadian
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I have friends at TULE they had 17 planes there You need better friends, they are wrong. I don't think they are wrong, but the post you replied to is misleading because TUL does lots of MX work on all sorts of fleet types. 17 planes in TUL is not out of the norm, but there is little chance that all...

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by Swadian
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

https://airlinerwatch.com/wow-air-sells ... ir-canada/.
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Which ex-WOW A321 going to AC? These already reported? https://airlinerwatch.com/wow-air-sells ... ir-canada/.

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by Swadian
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Cost too much to reconfigure and paint to AA standards and why lease planes for a short term issue? Leasing company won’t lease short term nor pay the enormous expense. Like I said the Max is awaiting permission from the FAA for the certification flights. https://twitter.com/boeingceo/status/111866...

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by Swadian
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Cost too much to reconfigure and paint to AA standards and why lease planes for a short term issue? Leasing company won’t lease short term nor pay the enormous expense. Like I said the Max is awaiting permission from the FAA for the certification flights. https://twitter.com/boeingceo/status/111866...

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by Swadian
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

JFK planned runway works gives AA opportunity to maintain a certain degree of schedule by shuffling JFK capacity to other hubs. Ironic when we talk about all the JFK cuts. AA is lucky to have JFK at today's situation. After August, MAX comes back and JFK continue to shrunk, AA does not need extra a...

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by Swadian
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?
Replies: 91
Views: 10053

Re: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?

Load Factor was bad for PAL. It's average around 70% especially on long-haul routes. The only way to solved them is to used smaller aircraft. I don't see B777-300ER in the fleet much longer. They should have focused on A350-900 for their long-haul operations because it's smaller and more efficient....

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by Swadian
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Still willing to run with that statement? No MAXs until August now.... The way it's looking, AA should cancel MAX orders and take WOW's A321s. The WOW A321s are similar enough that AA could keep the WOW interiors and only add F seats, later sending them through Oasis to standardize at 190 seats. Yo...

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by Swadian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

In lieu of the 737MAX yes, that wouldn't be a bad idea. That would somehow help in compensating for the MAX fleet of 24 planes that has been grounded. I'm not even sure American still wants the remaining 76 MAX airplanes. Do you realize they are all leased and would take months to convert. The Max’...

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by Swadian
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Boof02671 wrote:
What hold up?


Preventing LAA A321 from deployment at LUS hubs?

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by Swadian
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Boof02671 wrote:
Maintenance programs are combined for the Airbus, AA is using the former US program.


So what's the holdup with the A321?

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by Swadian
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Super80Fan wrote:
Why hasn't AA recanted yet on the whole OASIS mess, are the beancounters really that good at their jobs that they can ignore their customers and employees?


Because UA and DL are doing the same thing? And HA, for that matter.

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by Swadian
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come JetBlue doesn't fly JFK-IAD/DCA?
Replies: 13
Views: 2178

Re: How come JetBlue doesn't fly JFK-IAD/DCA!?

Because the percentage of airfare that B6 got for the domestic portion of IAD-JFK is nothing compared to whatever the international carrier received. B6 has much better (i.e. more profitable) uses of limited resources like planes and DCA slots than flying to NY. There is an ever-decreasing amount o...

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by Swadian
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21602

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

Does AA removing of the fleet those 763ERs? Yes, they are being phased out gradually, being positioned in the MIA and PHL hubs only. Quite a few of them will be operating AA's PHL's TATL schedule this summer, including Bologna, Dubrovnik, Budapest, Prague, and Zurich. When are PHL's TATL services g...

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by Swadian
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21602

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by Swadian
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8715

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

Why? Most cockpits are glass cockpits now. It should be pretty easy once data from the black boxes is extracted to know what all the instruments were displaying. Also video takes a lot more storage space. We have DriveCams in all highway motorcoaches. The insurance companies are very strict about t...

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by Swadian
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

It's official. The first A321 has gone in for Oasis mods at GSO. N161UW. When does this go into service? I have an A321 flight on hold that I might switch to the 757 instead just to avoid the risk of getting an Oasis plane. Delta's 763 J is pretty bad compared to competing AA 777 and 787 J. Yes, th...

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by Swadian
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

It's because the 772's were certified in the late 90s, right? 2002-03 built 763: old and aging. 1998 built 772: high CASM and economical. I'm tired of all you people ripping me a new one regarding post-1988 certified designs when you all say the same thing. No, it's because 772 has new interior, RR...

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by Swadian
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Have we got word when the next 767-300ER will be retired? (If this hasn't been asked)? As far as I know, 4 or 5 of them are leaving the fleet this year, but I'm not sure exactly when this year. Actually 9 are scheduled to be retired this year incl. 1 which already has been. Perhaps that's where the...

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by Swadian
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

anymaninfc wrote:
AAs first A321Neo is listed as a A321-253NX, while the next two are showing as A321-251NX. Can anybody tell me what that one digit difference means?


The 253 is powered by CFM LEAP-1A33 instead of CFM LEAP-1A32. Don't know what that difference is.

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by Swadian
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/


What's A322?
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deltaffindfw wrote:
In looking at the AA google site for fleet updates, I see under the reconfig section the 738 and 321 which matches to the total in the fleet. But it also shows A322 with 20 in the fleet and 10 being refurb. What plane is that?
https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/


What's A322?

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by Swadian
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK
Replies: 51
Views: 8111

Re: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK

I think Russia limits the number of airlines over its' airspace to one airline per country. I think for the US that's UA. So AA would need to take a pretty bad routing to make this happen to avoid Russia. Incorrect. How do you think AA does DFW-HKG without hitting Russia? https://www.flightradar24....

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by Swadian
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

The 787s did a ton of domestic flying and Cancun over the winter because they were expecting the AA/QF JV to be approved before then. So if it gets approved... they'll be moving them down south. They have 47 more coming, and A332, 772 aren't going away anytime soon. They can always keep the "o...

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by Swadian
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

What do you think is unfeasible about that? I see a number of potential uses for the 797 for AA: 1. Replace 757 TATL flying and increase secondary Europe destinations from PHL (these routes will be replaced well before 797 comes around, but I'm assuming current 757 routes will revert to 797 if AA b...

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by Swadian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119256

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I think you are pretty spot on, except the 773's will have low cycles..I think they will squeeze 20-22, maybe even 25 years as those will back fill on some 772 routes as they go out the door later on, all filled in with 779's or more 789's. once all said and done, I'd expect AA to go far around 75-...

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