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by wenders825
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72486

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Varsity1 wrote:
What destinations did we see in 2019 that won't be back in 2020?

only BLQ. TXL and DBV are increasing to daily.

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by wenders825
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94216

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

I’m surprised that AA is returning to TLV. I thought the whole reason why AA pulled out after the US merger was because they didn’t want to pay the pension obligations for the former TWA employees who are there. that's been an a.net myth forever and JonNYC has confirmed several times it's not an is...

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by wenders825
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5818

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Another interesting tidbit to compare is # of employees: AA - 112,700 DL - 80,000 UA - 88,000 Could not believe the difference in # of employees between the three. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/07/25/american-airlines-title-theworlds-largest-airline-slipping AA outsources the le...

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by wenders825
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 121
Views: 18488

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

would like to see some holes in Asia filled that KE/OZ serve from ICN. RGN, DAD, DPS, HKT, PNH for example

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by wenders825
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6246

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

China Southern is still in its infancy. Their English language website for China is littered with spelling mistakes. For Air China & China Eastern, they are deeply involved in Star Alliance with United and SkyTeam with Delta. Delta evens has someone on the board of China Eastern. For hard produ...

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by wenders825
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53118

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

AA makes money on the JFK 777 routes that remain. this would be used to relaunch thinner routes like DUB, ZRH, etc and maybe even bring back stuff like FRA and AMS that have more competition. it's clear to see

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by wenders825
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6883

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

how is HKG larger from SFO

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by wenders825
Tue May 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 872

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

LAL is smart. They know where the biggest ego in network planning is (and worst actual network planning knowledge). That's the one most likely to start something as silly as LAL. DL wouldn't sniff this ever, meanwhile I'm sure AA is dying to serve it to squat on gates in DFW. all three of your post...

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by wenders825
Mon May 20, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019

definitely will do well. in Korea lots of ATMs have a Mongolian option, something I've never seen anywhere else. the two countries are pretty close, comparatively. definitely think it'll do well, and no US connections really aren't what they're after here. definitely mostly korea-mongolian traffic. ...

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by wenders825
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8811

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

great thread with lots of facts and no reports or anything

AA has discussed making this route year round internally. while that I can't provide a link to, i'm sure employees can vouch

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by wenders825
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142037

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

oh yeah the joint ventures are shaking in fear over one daily JFK/BOS-LHR

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by wenders825
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 62
Views: 8285

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

AUS maybe but there's no way LATAM is going to launch GRU-SJC instead of SFO, right?? no one serves GRU-SFO, that route is literally cut out for them...

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by wenders825
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 25013

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

they have said "no plans at this time" to DBV and it was announced months later.

CMN at the least will happen.

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by wenders825
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11286

Re: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance

sonicruiser wrote:
Wonder if UA will pull an AA and partner with both EY and QR.

This would be the ultimate form of revenge and a helluva chess masterstroke if UA can pull it off.

it really wouldn't. what does it add to UA's network? some low yielding connections to India?

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by wenders825
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16124

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

Sue your employees-that will inspire them. Definitely a mistake by Southwest imho, but one must admit that AMFA doesn't exactly have the best track record either. Given the employee discord at Southwest, JetBlue, AA, and others, the huge profitsharing paid by Delta (surely Wall Street hated that) m...

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by wenders825
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7869

Re: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings

AA doesn't have profit sharing in any of their labor contracts, but other airlines do. wait until the next contracts and we'll see then

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by wenders825
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13735

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

I could see AY and JAL moving in first. a much easier move. AA would be excellent but 20+ daily flights is huge

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by wenders825
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)
Replies: 18
Views: 4570

Re: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)

chepos wrote:
So, both NRT and HND from LAX will get the 77W?

sorry, just HND. hoping we can get a thread title update

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by wenders825
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)
Replies: 18
Views: 4570

Re: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)

bump. confirmed

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by wenders825
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia choses to expand Bogota's airport rather than building a new one...
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: Colombia choses to expand Bogota's airport rather than building a new one...

probably my favorite south american airport. definitely glad we don't see this going the Mexico City route

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by wenders825
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 13151

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

there's a lot of ""fake news"" in this thread regarding the AA-AS relationship, a lot of you really need your facts straight

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by wenders825
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)
Replies: 18
Views: 4570

AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)

article in Japanese: https://travel.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1154037.html per xJonNYC, MIA-EZE and DFW-GRU will likely be the two routes downgauged to accommodate this. this will apparently be a "summer test run" but I'm confident this will end up getting extended. amazed it took AA t...

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by wenders825
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 7986

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

nadavatar64 wrote:
Sounds too odd, especially when there is a DFW-HKG flight.
TK to DFW actually sounds pretty promising, but I think YVR/SEA would work better before.

HKG and CAN are two entirely different markets

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by wenders825
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32904

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

I guess this proves if LHR had a third runway BA would fly to every city on the east coast of the US

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by wenders825
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11286

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

empty threat considering all of the recent tie up with IAG and LATAM

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by wenders825
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21083

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

LH further announced to switch it's daily flight to KIX from FRA to MUC. In addition the flights MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN will also be increased to 7/7. Another new daily route will be MUC-BKK (likely to be taken over from EW). very big and interesting moves here. definitely some great expansion from LH at...

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by wenders825
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

will be a good east coast gateway for GDL. this paired with CLT-MEX moving up to double daily soon is impressive

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by wenders825
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?
Replies: 16
Views: 2126

Re: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?

there's so little market. Indian populations in south america are miniscule and business ties are few

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by wenders825
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777-200 seat maps now 3x4x3
Replies: 12
Views: 2163

Re: UA 777-200 seat maps now 3x4x3

this forum is so dramatic. the overwhelming majority of the flying public won't care about a seat layout

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by wenders825
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13116

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Finally, another good add by Korean air. Im glad connections will be taken away from Dtw as the northeast and beyond have a better place to connect in bos. connections will be taken away from OW and *A. As a whole, DL won't lose anything but gain passengers. Detroit only has one daily 350 to ICN. W...

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by wenders825
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 15933

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

they make money on the routes they have. why get rid of 3x to LHR (enormously profitable), flights to PHX/SAN/LAS/SEA that do well, MXP which has a lot of high value O&D, and you know...their whole grossly profitable south american operation (GRU is on a damn 77W for crying out loud!) they cut D...

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by wenders825
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start CLT-GDL
Replies: 33
Views: 3833

Re: Volaris to start CLT-GDL

will be interesting to see how AA responds.

when was the last time a route was started from CLT that AA (and by extension, US) didn't already serve first?

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by wenders825
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 7450

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 wenders825
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25117

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

you guys are kidding if you bet on anything besides SEA. and what's this "too close to YVR" nonsense?? they already serve both EWR and JFK!!! props to CX for hopping in before SQ does. they've been on an expansion tear lately...CPT, BRU, CPH, DUB, IAD.. I would not be surprised to see DFW ...

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by wenders825
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24001

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

this thread is funny because it's as if you guys pretend AA doesn't exist.

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by wenders825
Sat May 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 32678

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

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I’d say maybe US.

would you now

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by wenders825
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United increases stake in Azul, buys part of Hainan shares
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

Re: United increases stake in Azul, buys part of Hainan shares

incitatus wrote:
How can the stake in Azul have an influence in the Avianca - United relationship in the future?

this is what I'm curious of, especially as AV opens their Brazilian franchise further

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 9476

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

gsg013 wrote:
You really think AA will redesign their product which has the nice AA first class and lie flat business product on the A32T?

no, but supposedly 757 service (with lie flat J) will come to SEA, DEN, SAN, and PHX

this has been hinted at for ages and still hasn't arrived, though...

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76756

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Deferring the MAXs. This tells me that AA is getting nervous about the economy and may be scaling back new narrowbody fleet acquisitions in favor of holding onto what's owned a bit longer. they would be taking 100 MAX and 100 NEO in a span of two years. deferring 40 of the MAX by a few years isn't ...

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76756

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

if AA will be putting 788s on old 767 routes, that would be a *massive* product improvement on PHL-AMS/BUD/LIS/PRG/ZRH, MIA-LIM/MVD/COR and routes like that. and maybe even JFK-CDG/MAD can finally get something decent!

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2643

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

You’re probably right, but when the JV is finalised and codesharing is in place, CLT might be a runner. EI are definitely keeping their codeshare with B6, their CEO has said as much. No mention of continuing the UA codeshare, which would seem unlikely. I’d be shocked if EI didn’t tap into AA’s seco...

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76756

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

While that would be great to see, AA has already said their strategy does not include flights that do not touch a hub. As of "today" LHR is not considered a hub. But as we all have learned in this business, "never" doesn't exist. The last time I checked, RDU isn't an AA hub, eit...

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2643

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

I think EI on a 321LR is very likely since they’ve launched PHL and MIA within the last 6 months as they prepare to enter the JV with AA, BA etc. They’ve 12 321LR on order, the last 4 of which are 757 replacements. There’s only so many airports within the range of those 8 extra airframes. There mus...

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by wenders825
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 415
Views: 42686

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

two things: 1. i see little reason for AA to drop PIT. it does pretty well and generally goes out full 2. india indeed dominates china. AA and DL send tons of people on their TATL flights, and UA/B6 send a lot of connects through their partners too. at least on AA, china traffic isn’t overwhelmingly...

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by wenders825
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18610

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

For such ULR routes like this I don't think you can count a lot on connections as passengers can almost always connect via other hubs on flights that does not need so much fuel to lift those fuel during early stage of one of those flights, thus ULR connections will cost airlines more over regular c...

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by wenders825
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 23970

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

prchan wrote:
And this comes with the reduction of frequencies on the LAX-GRU route (from daily to 4x weekly)

LAX-GRU was only 5x weekly. this shortens that by one day. not a huge loss.

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by wenders825
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 25431

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

why do people think AA will be unsuccessful on LAX-EZE, a route with a strong market and where AA is really strong on both ends. they're very successful on EZE, why would an LAX route (that's only 3x weekly!) not be the same?

oh wait, you guys just like to be negative about everything

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 25431

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

If American retreats at CNF, LATAM will have difficulty making the market work. Azul will just crush them if they try. Let‘s see how Delta reacts at GIG. At this point, DL could go year-round to JFK and launch MCO, driving LATAM away from the Rio-US market entirely. highly doubt DL will go year rou...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18610

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

Overall yes, SIN is a better connecting point for S. America than it is for many other places, but even then it is longer than stopping through LAX or LHR. Transiting in the US is a nightmare, no airside transfer and customs queues. And visa required for most South Americans... and many south ameri...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 25431

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I think its a good way to make DFW-EZE unprofitable. I honestly think youll take one profitable flight and make two unprofitable flights with this move, but time will tell and Im happy to be proven wrong. they did this with GRU, everyone thought the same thing, and the two flights have coexisted ju...

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