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by cheapgreek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52228

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

The A380 has lost its appeal and as some will be coming on the used market and new orders being cancelled, the 777-9 will look good as a replacement. Able to serve more airports and cover more routes profitably.

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by cheapgreek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3751

Re: CLT in 2019

Need HNL nonstop. Already tried that. Flight was a money loser and a lot of times the 762 had to make a fuel stop. if they use the 332 I would guarantee this route would do just as well as ATL-HNL, US used the wrong equipment at the wrong time US had a very small widebody fleet and I don't remember...

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by cheapgreek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 10211

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

I remember when AA replaced the Dash-8 with the CRJ-200 on the PHL-HVN route. People saw it as an upgrade and most flights were full.

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by cheapgreek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 11499

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

I could see Delta grabbing some, they like low priced used planes, MD-90's and 717's. Smart move buying used.

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by cheapgreek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 10211

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

Props are never coming back, too slow and people will never get over the negative they have of props. Jet engines are constantly being improved upon and fuel economy is getting better as well as lower noise levels. Airlines don't want props, flyers don't want props and OEM's are not designing new pl...

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by cheapgreek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3751

Re: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019

Looking for AA CLT-HVN to go daily.

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by cheapgreek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13378

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

What happens when oil jumps up, those AA ERJ-140 & ERJ-145's will not look so good anymore and they will probably go back to the desert and parked where they came from. Piedmont future is tied to the ERJ-145, almost like the Dash-8's they had for years.

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by cheapgreek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?
Replies: 53
Views: 7966

Re: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?

You can say the same for ARJ21/C919 and SSJ/MC21. And there is something else the same between the three. The governments of respective countries see these as a national lesson to allow their country to learn how to produce a modern aircraft. Producing a large modern aircraft demands the highest le...

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by cheapgreek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?
Replies: 53
Views: 7966

Re: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?

Way too late to delivery, scope clause will severely limit sales, size already well covered by other OEM's. Mitsubishi will lose out big time on this launch.

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by cheapgreek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 56
Views: 14083

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

I could see QF picking up these birds. Ironically, if Airbus decide to end the A380 line I could see these aircraft increasing in value (from a very low starting point). Airlines who want to maintain their fleets of A380's into the late 2020's may see value in these newer aircraft as a source of ba...

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by cheapgreek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12321

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

CLT is bursting at the seams, the terminal has not had a significant addition in 20 years. Concourse D needs expansion, it was fine for Piedmont and USair but not AA. The diagonal runway takes up precious space for terminal expansion it should go. This would allow for concourses B & C to be ext...

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by cheapgreek
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12045

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

CHA-LGA only started within the last year... before that we had 2x daily to EWR. Now it's a (slightly) more convenient option for local NYC traffic, but no direct access to the massive UA transatlantic hub. It would be a far more efficient outcome for everyone if LGA traffic was focused on large O&...

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by cheapgreek
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 9083

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

Makes great sense with the runway extension but does this threaten UA's big entrance with IAD 3x and EWR/ORD on the weekends? Might DL now consider other AA monopolies in the Southeast like Lynchburg (VA) or Florence (SC)? There is quite a bit of capacity being added to HHH from 3x AA E75 to that p...

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by cheapgreek
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 9083

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

dbo861 wrote:
I thought they didn't have E175s at ATL. Or am I mistaken?


DL web site shows E170's on the route.

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by cheapgreek
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12045

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

CHA-LGA only started within the last year... before that we had 2x daily to EWR. Now it's a (slightly) more convenient option for local NYC traffic, but no direct access to the massive UA transatlantic hub. It would be a far more efficient outcome for everyone if LGA traffic was focused on large O&...

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by cheapgreek
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12045

Re: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule

The airlines need to sue the port authority. They should be able to use their slots as they see fit. Why does Chattanooga deserve LGA service but not Phoenix? Airlines did sue the Port Authority. Specifically, Western Airlines did so in 1986. They lost. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district...

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by cheapgreek
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12045

Re: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule

The airlines need to sue the port authority. They should be able to use their slots as they see fit. Why does Chattanooga deserve LGA service but not Phoenix? Its all politics, congressman billy bob wants his small city to have N/S flights to LGA and DCA. It makes him or her look good to the locals...

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by cheapgreek
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12045

Re: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule

The airlines need to sue the port authority. They should be able to use their slots as they see fit. Why does Chattanooga deserve LGA service but not Phoenix? Its all politics, congressman billy bob wants his small city to have N/S flights to LGA and DCA. It makes him or her look good to the locals...

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by cheapgreek
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12045

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

To some extent, it's also about protecting flights from smaller destinations to LGA. You can be sure that flights to places like Chattanooga or Des Moines or Dayton or Ottawa would be dropped pretty quickly if airlines could replace them with 321s to LAX and SFO. Whether that's good public policy i...

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by cheapgreek
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12045

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

To some extent, it's also about protecting flights from smaller destinations to LGA. You can be sure that flights to places like Chattanooga or Des Moines or Dayton or Ottawa would be dropped pretty quickly if airlines could replace them with 321s to LAX and SFO. Whether that's good public policy i...

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by cheapgreek
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 64645

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2019

UA’s SFO and NK’s MYR going year round I can see happening. I can also see Alaska going to SEA if anything for the aerospace traffic. I don’t see Sun Country coming in but eventually B6 will start service to JAX once the 220’s arrive. Upgrades in aircraft....more A321’s for B6 out of BDL. Possibly ...

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by cheapgreek
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 64645

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2019

UA’s SFO and NK’s MYR going year round I can see happening. I can also see Alaska going to SEA if anything for the aerospace traffic. I don’t see Sun Country coming in but eventually B6 will start service to JAX once the 220’s arrive. Upgrades in aircraft....more A321’s for B6 out of BDL. Possibly ...

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by cheapgreek
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000
Replies: 26
Views: 6429

Re: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000

With Mitsubishi dragging its feet, the CRJ's still have appeal to some airlines and passengers seem to like them.

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by cheapgreek
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Propeller driven DC-9?
Replies: 9
Views: 3316

Re: Propeller driven DC-9?

Years back an unducted fan was proposed for the MD-80. Never went anywhere.

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by cheapgreek
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 3907

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

HVN is only served by AA (previously on Dash 8s, now on the CR2) and uses the ground boarding gates. There is an upper level jet bridge, which I think was an overly ambitious bit of construction. The jet bridge was built for United's 737 flights to ORD back in the 90's. Yesterday the jet bridge was...

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by cheapgreek
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82057

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

New route starting in HVN (New Haven, CT) this weekend! First ever non stop service to Charlotte on American Eagle PSA CRJ-200. Its only a once weekly Sat service with some not-so-great timing (the inbound connection leaves CLT at 7:55a, unfortunately. Return outta HVN back to CLT is around 11;30a....

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by cheapgreek
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82057

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

New route starting in HVN (New Haven, CT) this weekend! First ever non stop service to Charlotte on American Eagle PSA CRJ-200. Its only a once weekly Sat service with some not-so-great timing (the inbound connection leaves CLT at 7:55a, unfortunately. Return outta HVN back to CLT is around 11;30a....

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by cheapgreek
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16056

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

If you are talking runway length, the CR2 is the least efficient off short runways compared to the 700 and 900. 700's are best according to a PSA pilot I was seated next to some months ago. A more advanced wing gives the 700-900 better numbers. Hence DL sending the CR7 into EYW. CR2's have no leadi...

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by cheapgreek
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16056

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

It all comes down to that some routes are not worth the time, staff and equipment needed to run the operation. Having airline service is not a right but for profit airlines will place their equipment where it can earn the greatest profit and serve the greatest number of passengers. Times have change...

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by cheapgreek
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16056

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

Turboprops have great fuel economics and airfield performance suited for many truly regional routes. Why then, do you think they've been parked with no new orders? :scratchchin: I ride on CRJ200s probably 8 times a month. I didn't name it Satan's chariot. "I dont think that RJs are destested b...

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by cheapgreek
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA slots
Replies: 27
Views: 2966

Re: DCA slots

It's interesting that DL a few years ago slot traded with AA to offload DCA slots in favor of LGA slots. Now they want back in to some of the markets they presumably left. That slot swap was between DL and US, before the merger with AA. US gave the store away in that slot swap, US did not have the ...

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by cheapgreek
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16056

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

If a city cannot provide enough passengers to allow an airline to turn a profit, its market does not deserve any service. Passenger-friendly does not apply to small airports with 5-15 passengers per flight. Look how many train and bus stops have been dropped over the decades. I know people who live...

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by cheapgreek
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slightly capacity / MTOW increase E195-E2, possible / feasible?
Replies: 63
Views: 6501

Re: Slightly capacity / MTOW increase E195-E2, possible / feasible?

Hasn't Boeing stretched the 737-700 to the 737-7.5 or some type of model number that added about 12 seats?

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by cheapgreek
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA slots
Replies: 27
Views: 2966

Re: DCA slots

It's interesting that DL a few years ago slot traded with AA to offload DCA slots in favor of LGA slots. Now they want back in to some of the markets they presumably left. That slot swap was between DL and US, before the merger with AA. US gave the store away in that slot swap, US did not have the ...

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by cheapgreek
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA slots
Replies: 27
Views: 2966

Re: DCA slots

It's interesting that DL a few years ago slot traded with AA to offload DCA slots in favor of LGA slots. Now they want back in to some of the markets they presumably left. That slot swap was between DL and US, before the merger with AA. US gave the store away in that slot swap, US did not have the ...

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by cheapgreek
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16056

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

yes because we don't live in Soviet Russia. If a market can't support a flight it can't support a flight. Its not the job of the airlines to fly to BF USA just because of your feels. If the market ponies up the cash they will have flights. Hell if the market was there, EMB and BBD would be coming u...

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by cheapgreek
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16056

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

I wonder what markets they would exit if they did get rid of them all? Detroit to Iron Mountain, Pellston, Alpena, Marquette, Sault St Marie, Wasau, et al... Atlanta to New Bern, Columbus, Albany, Brunswick, etc. There are a large number of routes that will never support a bigger jet. The CRJ2 is a...

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by cheapgreek
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82057

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Why do people keep discussing MHT getting international service? It's not going to. Manchester is not an existing port of entry like Portland and Portsmouth are. The federal government has proven stingy about hiring adequate CBP staff at existing ports of entry. The only reason why PSM is an intern...

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by cheapgreek
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82057

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Update on Portland International Jetport: Overall YTD 2018 total passengers are up 227,905 resulting in a 14.3% increase through October 30. PWM has experienced 7 consecutive record months and is on pace for over 2.1 million passengers by the end of December. Outbound capacity is up 46,681 seats (9...

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by cheapgreek
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?
Replies: 150
Views: 14827

Re: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?

Also, the speed of air travel has not increased for over 30 years. Boeing (for example) are leading edge when it comes to engineering technology. If airlines wanted a faster aircraft, then the airframe manufacturers would have built them. But airlines do not. And why? Because passengers will not pa...

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by cheapgreek
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82057

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I think i have found the answer to part of the reason on the long lead time for the DL DTW flight. http://www.massport.com/capitalprogramsattachments/W283-C1/W283-C1.pdf Massport awarded a bid for $249k for the building of 2 more jet bridges for Gates 3 and 4 (I am sure 3 will most likely be for DL...

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by cheapgreek
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 15847

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Nothing, I hope. The 50 seat jets make no sense financially and are awful from a passenger point of view. The operation of those jets is highly subsidized by the mainline airline or the government. I say, turn them all into Coors cans. This is a frequently told myth. The 50 seaters serve a class of...

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by cheapgreek
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 15847

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Seeing that there are still quite a few CRJ-200s flying around, with many of them approaching 20 years old, is there a serious plan by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier or Embraer to create a 50-seat replacement aircraft? There is not a large enough market for coming up with a 50 seat plane. It would not ...

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by cheapgreek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 7755

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

How quickly time alters memory. Crandal is now the 'good ole days'. Besides AAvantage he also brought you the 'B' scale. If Horton was on the right track, then why did the employees practically demand his head on a silver platter and insist that Laura Gladding deliver it to Doug Parker's office. No...

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by cheapgreek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 7755

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

The livery came under Horton, not Parker. I feel there are a few rose tinted lenses in this thread. This isn't to defend Doug Parker though, he is clearly devoid of ideas. IMHO it is becoming clearer every day that Scott Kirby was the brains behind Parker. On that, I don't think it is fair to bash ...

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by cheapgreek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 7755

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

29 year legacy AA F/A here. I did the survey thinking it was done by an outside consulting firm. A lot of people on here have hit the nail on the head about the problems going on. When I started with AA in the late ‘80s, it was an airline to be proud of. A lot of that had to do with Crandall. We kn...

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by cheapgreek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 17897

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Why should airlines grow the seats? That means fewer o them and less revenue. Right. Let's take it to the next logical step: an airline with 777, 11-across. More seats, more revenue, what's not to like for the airline? And yes, discomforted passengers have either to battle each other, or book a pre...

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by cheapgreek
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82057

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I have no more qualification to speculate than most posters here, but here's my two cents, for what they're worth. One wonders if that wasn't some of the reason why it's such a long lead time. I am sure DL would want their own branding up there. it kind of makes sense if that was the case, as like ...

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by cheapgreek
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 17897

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

I wonder how much of a market there would be for seats with increased width, similar to the extra legroom in Y+. Or potentially even increase the width of Y+ and charge a little bit more. I'm of average weight but I would definitely purchase a seat with additional width. Most airlines will not go f...

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