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by CURQ400
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 102359

Re: AA launching MIA-TLV/PBM/LIT

Ahhh. I thought it seemed odd that AA was starting Charlotte-Kalamazoo. :) Two other routes that I think AA should try from MIA with the E75 are Dominica (DOM) and San Andres Island, Colombia (ADZ). AA served DOM from SJU in the past with an ATR. I’m not sure an E75 can serve DOM due to the mountai...

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by CURQ400
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 772 at LAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 6759

Re: AA 772 at LAS?

Ziyulu wrote:
So, will this 772 have a true first class?


What do you consider “true first class?”

It has all aisle access lie-flat seats; AA’s Business class, though it is sold as first on this route.

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by CURQ400
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KL735 AMS to CUR returning?.
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

Re: KL735 AMS to CUR returning?.

A crew member fell ill.

Passengers stayed on board and once a new crew was loaded, continued on to CUR.

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by CURQ400
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10662

Re: AA early 747 question

The coach lounge became more popular than the upper deck first class lounge because of the piano. From what the senior ladies I’ve flown with have told me, you never knew who would end up playing the piano. You might have gotten an impromptu concert from Stevie Wonder! The flights were never as ful...

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by CURQ400
Sat May 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223332

Re: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs

Checking Planespotters.net, it appears that 23 of AA's 47 B77E's have the older cabin layouts. Rather than AA going to the expense of coverting these to their current interior standard, perhaps they will simply retire those unconverted B77E's? https://www.planespotters.net/airline/American-Airlines...

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by CURQ400
Sun May 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?
Replies: 25
Views: 4548

Re: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?

Standing in line at check-in/bag drop, standing in line at Security, standing in line at Customs/immigration, seating area prior to flight, queuing for boarding and actually being seated on the plane. Every single one of these has me in far closer proximity to others than that duty free area I have ...

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by CURQ400
Fri May 01, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17656

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

mxaxai wrote:
Airbus747 wrote:
Are there any airports left around the world which have the "decentralized" security (security only during boarding, basically)?

AMS on some gates.


AMS has switched to centralized security a while now.

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by CURQ400
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1254
Views: 351782

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

PH-BFT returned from PEK to AMS at April 16th. According the Loadmaster Herman Reede, the payload was volume limited, (so 140% more payload than a volume limited 777W) See for pictures at PEK and during flight : https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarewellKLMBoeing747/permalink/2820924851329981/ PH-BFT...

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by CURQ400
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14636

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Turning the 744 into a combi is not a bad idea. I agree this summer will be horrible for passengers but cargo is there.


It’s not a bad idea, it’s a terrible idea.

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by CURQ400
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109505

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I’m surprised SXM is still “business as usual”. We have a trip planned there for two weeks from now and their response is basically “well if you don’t make it here, screw you, we are open”. SXM isn't business as usual though. They suspended flights to the US, EU, UK. The ban is scheduled to last th...

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by CURQ400
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14597

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

I'm not understanding why the OP said it is safer to have 3-3-3? In 3-3-3, two pax per row have to climb over two people, while in 2-5-2, only one climbs, and he has a choice on which way to go. I was *assuming* (perhaps incorrectly, thereby making an @$$ of U + me) that 3-3-3 is safer than 2-5-2 s...

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by CURQ400
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1254
Views: 351782

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

bennett123 wrote:
C-FCAE is a B767, not a B747.


And?

That was clearly stated in the post. Additionally, they were talking about airliners (any) with more than 135.000 hours..

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by CURQ400
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO
Replies: 17
Views: 3142

Re: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO

dcajet wrote:
A388 wrote:
How were these suspended routes doing? Were they profitable?

A388


I don't think GOL (or any airline for the matter) would cut any route on where they make money.


They would if they could make more money flying that same plane somewhere else.

Opportunity costs.

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by CURQ400
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts
Replies: 94
Views: 15005

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts

com'on B6, this is a market you need to get into. Keep in mind, AV is upgauging from the A319 to the 787, hence the reduction in flights. I don't quite get how AY makes all these connections work. It's not exactly at a great geographical location. HEL is in a great position for connections. Sure, n...

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by CURQ400
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts
Replies: 94
Views: 15005

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts

AV JFK-MDE SEP 1.0>0.8[1.0] OCT 1.0>0.6[1.0] NOV 1.0>0.6[1.0] com'on B6, this is a market you need to get into. Keep in mind, AV is upgauging from the A319 to the 787, hence the reduction in flights. AY HEL-JFK APR 1.0>1.4[1.0] MAY 1.0>1.5[1.0] JUN 1.0>1.7[1.0] JUL 1.0>1.7[1.0] AUG 1.0>1.7[1.0] SEP...

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by CURQ400
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA731 - longer than normal flight time
Replies: 17
Views: 4636

Re: AA731 - longer than normal flight time

Probably related to the storm (Ciara).

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by CURQ400
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 16130

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

Everyone is saying how greet of a product/experience GOL has. Guess who implanted their leaders to get the carrier to where it is? For those with short history all of the recent product and club enhancements came with Delta. So when LATAM was AA partner it was so good and now that they have broken ...

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by CURQ400
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 16130

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

Everyone is saying how greet of a product/experience GOL has. Guess who implanted their leaders to get the carrier to where it is? For those with short history all of the recent product and club enhancements came with Delta. So when LATAM was AA partner it was so good and now that they have broken ...

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by CURQ400
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 16130

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

Meh... Joining up with an LCC certainly not something that AA's premium and many FF'er will look forward to. I had to fly Gol once due to no other choice, and they were no different than Ryanair. Not exactly the ground or air experience you'd want coming off AA longhaul. You’ve clearly never flown ...

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by CURQ400
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 16130

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

Meh... Joining up with an LCC certainly not something that AA's premium and many FF'er will look forward to. I had to fly Gol once due to no other choice, and they were no different than Ryanair. Not exactly the ground or air experience you'd want coming off AA longhaul. You’ve clearly never flown ...

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by CURQ400
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s
Replies: 35
Views: 7132

Re: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s

What upcoming 787-8? American Airlines received all ordered 787-8. 20 ordered, 20 in the fleet now. There are 25 undelivered 787-9 on order. You may be missing this April '18 order: https://thepointsguy.com/news/aa-confirms-dreamliner-order-cancels-a350/ American Airlines currently has 20 Boeing 78...

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by CURQ400
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route
Replies: 63
Views: 9578

Re: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route

Yep...this is a concrete result of the LATAM partnership. I agree that overall we will see more, but I do not agree that this is an example of it. LATAM is pretty irrelevant at BOG. That’s not true at all. LATAM has a significant and growing presence at BOG. You might want to check that again. LATA...

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by CURQ400
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-Hawaii Aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Re: AA DFW-Hawaii Aircraft

Ishrion wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:

The 332's do.

I think the 333 would be a good Hawaii aircraft. It's the densest wide body AA has right now.


(777-300ER)


The 77W is the least dense and most premium wide body AA has.

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by CURQ400
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24228

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

Expansion in Australia is great for AA since they reduced their presence in China. AA sadly killed their Chicago to Shanghai and Peking flights in late 2018. While their are many reasons attributable to this, the 787-8 has to be one of the reasons. Those planes had 28 Business Class seats, they too...

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by CURQ400
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 26060

Re: KLM routes over dangerous areas

artflyer wrote:
A bit late isn't it? And what does it mean "over dangerous parts" in Iran ie they still overfly Iran?


Those are the OP’s words. The article simply states that they’ve stopped overflying Iran and Iraq.

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by CURQ400
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11961

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

dabpit wrote:
Wow...so does this mean that Sanford is losing its TUI service? If so that means no more trans-Atlantic flights from SFB. MLB is a small airport and if I remember correctly a small International arrivals hall.


This looks to only be TUI UK, so there will still be TUI flights at SFB.

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by CURQ400
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10871

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

In the EU if a cancellation is not weather or strike related and you get to your final destination 6+hrs later than expected every pax can claim up to 600 euros. I personally got 600 euros last month due to a cancelled flight. There are a few other reasons and compensation amount is based on distan...

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by CURQ400
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 15306

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

Considering that Air France have never had the B757 in their fleet your suggestion isn't applicable plus the aircraft wouldn't be ideal for a Windhoek-Gaborone-Johannesburg-Paris routing! The reference to the A330, A350 and B787 is in regards to the current long range twins within the Air France fl...

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by CURQ400
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines & Gol Negotiating Partnership
Replies: 29
Views: 7427

Re: American Airlines & Gol Negotiating Partnership

I dunno if any Latin American country offers DOMESTIC business class seats. Latam does not. Azul also does not offer it Sky is the same. I wonder if Avianca and Copa do it in their domestic routes... so there is no point in bashing AA for something that their latin american counterpart have never o...

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by CURQ400
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines & Gol Negotiating Partnership
Replies: 29
Views: 7427

Re: American Airlines & Gol Negotiating Partnership

I dunno if any Latin American country offers DOMESTIC business class seats. Latam does not. Azul also does not offer it Sky is the same. I wonder if Avianca and Copa do it in their domestic routes... so there is no point in bashing AA for something that their latin american counterpart have never o...

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by CURQ400
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 67
Views: 13174

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

As others have said, due to frequencies. Same reason you won't see A380s on the LHR-JFK route. Well let’s say this is due to JFK T7 limitations. This route is certainly thick enough for a few A380s a day. BA puts here 747s all the time. You’re aware that the A380 seats 70% more pax than the ultra H...

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by CURQ400
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 9979

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

A joke right? Please say that is a joke. No, it's not a joke, and I agree with him.... I'd happily take AA's J on their 77W or 788 over EK's J offering on any of their aircraft. QR, no. EK, absolutely. AA's fleet is so diverse that those who take their 767 and older 777s say never again while those...

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by CURQ400
Wed May 15, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 10202

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

MCE IS a seperate cabin, with better, spacier seating and additional perks. Just stop being so stubborn. This isn’t subjective or up for debate. Your opinion on this is irrelevant in light of the FACTS. It’s not a separate cabin, it’s literally inside the same cabin. Hell, sometimes they’re scatter...

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by CURQ400
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to expand service to Colombia
Replies: 16
Views: 3069

Re: KLM to expand service to Colombia

I think he meant Latin South-America because KL flies to Paramaribo as well. :) KL from AMS serves more destinations in the Americas than any other non-American airline from a single airport. AFAIK that title still belongs to BA. (From LHR) According to this tool which I found to be reliable KL at ...

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by CURQ400
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to expand service to Colombia
Replies: 16
Views: 3069

Re: KLM to expand service to Colombia

Interesting move. KLM hasn't stopped growing in the region South America. They already serve 10 destinations in Latin America: -Lima -Sao Paulo -Rio -Bogota -Cartagena -Guayaquil -Quito -Santiago -Buenos Aires -Fortaleza Iberia and Air Europa are to me the ones who are loosing the most market share...

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by CURQ400
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is nobody interested in the AUA-CUR route?
Replies: 15
Views: 2479

Re: Is nobody interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Somebody call Norwegian!!! They will jump on it!! Not sure the route requires a multi-frequency 737 service. DI (Divi Divi) is doing exact;y this with leased-in 738 material from XC. No, they’re not. The CD 738 was used on a 5 weekly SXM flight and and a weekly GRU flight. That plane returned to th...

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by CURQ400
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is nobody interested in the AUA-CUR route?
Replies: 15
Views: 2479

Re: Is nobody interested in the AUA-CUR route?

Now that Insel Air has ceased operations, there seems to be only 3 times a day between AUA and CUR: 2 operated by Aruba Airlines, and 1 by Winair. I am surprised no other airlines replaces Insel on this route. There are anywhere from 8-10 flights a day between the two islands. Airline: freq/week Ar...

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