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by MLIAA
Wed May 05, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 753
Views: 135241

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

In early 2019 United took delivery of ex EasyJet G-EZIY, and it became N3305U. It doesn’t look like it’s done anything since being delivered.

Was this just a parts bird to help keep the rest of the fleet going?

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by MLIAA
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 235808

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

“Envoy Air Careers” Facebook page is hinting at a possible American Eagle retro livery making an appearance in the future, possibly on one of the 6 EMB-170s that Envoy will be bringing on this summer.

If so, I would love to see a white 170 with the scissor eagle on the tail!

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by MLIAA
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

SYR-DFW added CSG-CLT/DFW added https://www.wtvm.com/2021/04/29/columbus-airport-announces-addition-new-flights-by-american-airlines/ https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/new-nonstop-service-from-syr-to-dallas-fort-worth-texas-added-to-hancock-international-airport/ Any idea what equipment and ...

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by MLIAA
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and the A320neo
Replies: 20
Views: 5166

Re: American and the A320neo

How much do aircraft order backlogs affect delivery timelines? A320neo has roughly 5,600 orders outstanding compared to about 4,000 on the MAX. Would this enable AA to get the MAX7 earlier/cheaper than a potential A319neo? There are a lot of A319s that will need to be replaced in the near future and...

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by MLIAA
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

There are some domestic destinations that UA serves nonstop from IAH that AA doesn't serve nonstop from DFW such as CAK, BON, YEG, PIB, HAV, HOB, MGA, MEI, MUC, PTY, POS, GIG, TAM, VER, and VCT. There are 1-stop connecting options on AA from DFW through other AA hubs to CAK, BON, HAV, MGA, MUC, PTY...

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by MLIAA
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 225
Views: 40490

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Just saw on ORD's Instagram page that it looks as though 9R/27L is closed for construction. I suppose I could check the NOTAM but can anyone confirm this? 9C/27C primarily used for departures as a result? That is correct, but 27C is primarily an arrival runway. In east flow they’ve been using 9C fo...

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by MLIAA
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9289

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

With the demise of AirBerlin, oneworld now has a large gap between BA, IB, and EI in the west, and FI and S7 in the east. This makes service to cities like DRS and BEG difficult to reach on oneworld carriers, and complicates intra-European connections. How can oneworld strengthen its position in Ce...

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by MLIAA
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9289

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

What about Oneworld in China? Almost non-existent. China has China Southern, which codeshares with AA, BA, IB, FI, QR, QF, and JL. They are a reliable partner and while they might not join the alliance, they provide a good partner in China for these airlines. Cathay Pacific also does well in China ...

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by MLIAA
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces a slew of new leisure routes for summer
Replies: 64
Views: 11379

Re: AA announces a slew of new leisure routes for summer

MIA-BGR is sort of a shock to me. I imagine it will work out fine on Saturday-only though. I guess if this trend keeps up, I see them possibly adding the following: Daily: MEM-AUS/BOS/IND/RDU (BOS-MEM is assuming DL keeps pushing it back/doesn't start it) RDU-MSY/IND AUS-IND BNA-BOS/IND/PIT Sat. On...

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by MLIAA
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces a slew of new leisure routes for summer
Replies: 64
Views: 11379

Re: AA announces a slew of new leisure routes for summer

MIA-BGR is sort of a shock to me. I imagine it will work out fine on Saturday-only though. I guess if this trend keeps up, I see them possibly adding the following: Daily: MEM-AUS/BOS/IND/RDU (BOS-MEM is assuming DL keeps pushing it back/doesn't start it) RDU-MSY/IND AUS-IND BNA-BOS/IND/PIT Sat. On...

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by MLIAA
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9289

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

konrad wrote:
LOT and Austrian do not have a high yield customer base to merit OW interest.


And yet, the likes of Royal Air Maroc and Sri Lankan caught the eyes of oneworld.

I think geography plays a bigger role than you might think, especially in a neglected area that is dominated by Star.

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by MLIAA
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 56
Views: 9289

oneworld in Central Europe

With the demise of AirBerlin, oneworld now has a large gap between BA, IB, and EI in the west, and FI and S7 in the east. This makes service to cities like DRS and BEG difficult to reach on oneworld carriers, and complicates intra-European connections. How can oneworld strengthen its position in Cen...

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by MLIAA
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 40443

Re: What is Delta Doing?

NK & F9 are not a meaningful threat to DL in ATL. If anything they are a net benefit to the local market as they offer service at a price point that promotes additional discressionary travel and/or gets people to fly versus drive. DL is not meaningfully price-match much in this category. They o...

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by MLIAA
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 19944

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

Now that SEA is a OW hub, would a nonstop CDG-SEA work? If so, then I imagine that flight would be a 788. And what about SEA-HEL? SEA-HEL that would be a transpolar route I imagine. Not sure SEA-MAD would work well. SEA-NRT could support two daily flights, at least 12x weekly, one on AA's metal on ...

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by MLIAA
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 40443

Re: What is Delta Doing?

Zooming out for a second, each of DL AA UA and WN were in a different situation prior to the pandemic, and what they all are doing is the logical thing to do with the cards each one has in their hand. The airline with older unique sub fleets retired them from their fleet. The airline with the newes...

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by MLIAA
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19708

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Some very good points raised here for sure. The challenge AA will still have at JFK is the endurance of the B6 Partnership and how far and wide that will go. While the latest iteration holds a lot of promise, the previous one, though different entirely, didn't do much for either carrier (they had a...

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by MLIAA
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Is american going to start a route from BOS to MCO? My dad wants to use his AAdvantage miles to visit family and wants to only fly direct. AA will not fly the route, but they will let you book a codeshare on jetBlue through aa.com and you should be able to use AAdvantage miles. When will that start...

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by MLIAA
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Cboyle wrote:
Is american going to start a route from BOS to MCO? My dad wants to use his AAdvantage miles to visit family and wants to only fly direct.


AA will not fly the route, but they will let you book a codeshare on jetBlue through aa.com and you should be able to use AAdvantage miles.

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by MLIAA
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

American Airlines is launching flights from Austin to Nashville, Las Vegas, Raleigh/Durham, New Orleans, Tampa, Washington Dulles, Aspen, and Destin. Orlando increases, Los Cabos returns. https://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2021/Nonstop-Growth-in-Austin-Leads-to-More-Nonstops-to-Austin-NET-RTS-03...

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by MLIAA
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 235808

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

I must be missing something here. Why would there be a stagger? Why 7 MCE rows on 1 side and 3 on the other and not 5 and 5 to mitigate this problem?

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by MLIAA
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 235808

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

CIDFlyer wrote:
CLT has added some new routes in the past year like FSD and ATW. I could see Columbia MO being added at some point. Just flew through CLT and it was as busy as ever.


Throw Moline IL in with this too.

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by MLIAA
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 1759

Re: Why isn't MSP a busier airport (in normal times)?

We keep pointing out that MSP is in the NW corner of the population-dense eastern half of the country. Why did DL prioritize DTW for Asia traffic over MSP? MSP seems to be in a much better location for Asia connections from anywhere other than SEA for DL. If this were the case, MSP could be a second...

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by MLIAA
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future African Opportunities for Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Future African Opportunities for Airlines

Africa and, more specifically sub-Saharan Africa, is expected to double in population by 2050, with nations like Nigeria leading the charge. It seems like there will be a lot of new demand for flying inside Africa but also to Asia, Europe, and the Americas. What will be the strongest hubs or players...

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by MLIAA
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 235808

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Envoy announced today the addition of 6 Embraer 170 aircraft.

Anyone know where these 6 are coming from?

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by MLIAA
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

In an internal email today, AA announced: New routes from ORD to BIL, ACK, SBA, GEG, & FAT. Resumption of ORD to ONT, AVL, and ECP. Extension of ORD to EYW, SRQ, and HRL. Does anyone have types/operators and frequency for these? ORD-ECP was previously operated by a Trans States 145LR/XR. I assu...

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by MLIAA
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

In an internal email today, AA announced:

New routes from ORD to BIL, ACK, SBA, GEG, & FAT.

Resumption of ORD to ONT, AVL, and ECP.

Extension of ORD to EYW, SRQ, and HRL.

Does anyone have types/operators and frequency for these?

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by MLIAA
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 717
Views: 107396

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

JetBlue pilots represented by ALPA rejected an agreement that would have given the company contractual relief in order to implement JetBlue’s full partnership with American Airlines. More than 92 percent of eligible voters participated and, of those, 53.7 percent voted against the agreement. What a...

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by MLIAA
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: AA to fly PHX-ACV

dcah62 wrote:
Who is the operator? Skywest, Envoy?


It will be SkyWest.

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by MLIAA
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: AA launching MIA-TLV/PBM/LIT

Obviously a terrible source but Wikipedia says the CLT-AZS route is an American Eagle route which would most likely mean it's a E175 which would be the longest AA E175 flight from CLT IIRC But still 200 mi shorter than MIA-MSP. Are there 175s equipped for service over water? Only the YX units. MQ c...

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by MLIAA
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: AA launching MIA-TLV/PBM/LIT

Obviously a terrible source but Wikipedia says the CLT-AZS route is an American Eagle route which would most likely mean it's a E175 which would be the longest AA E175 flight from CLT IIRC But still 200 mi shorter than MIA-MSP. Are there 175s equipped for service over water? To my knowledge the lon...

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by MLIAA
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

[twoid][/twoid] New AA routes: https://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2021/American-Airlines-Becomes-the-Only-US-Carrier-with-Nonstop-Service-from-Miami-to-Tel-Aviv-and-Paramaribo-Suriname-NET-RTS-02/default.aspx - MIA-TLV/PBM/PWM/LIT - DFW-SXM/UVF/MID - CLT-AZS - LAX-CUN I’m shocked that they are la...

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by MLIAA
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 225
Views: 40490

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

We can depart Rwy 9C from FF or use the full length if we are also landing the Rwy. I'm curious if ORD Plans and Procedures office has worked out traffic flows when 27L/9R is lengthened and usable. On west flow: departing 27L while landing 27C or 27R (similar to the flow on the south complex) could...

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by MLIAA
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 13738

Re: AUS Airport Announcement Tomorrow

Maybe Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew is coming to AUS? I'll take anything to replace the overrated place that's in the terminal now... 24 Diner is actually pretty decent - it's over on the east end of the terminal. I appreciate the fact that most of the food options are "local" but it is a ...

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by MLIAA
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 319
Views: 44017

Re: American A330s Storage?

Side note, I didn’t realize the 787 was so unpopular in Y. I guess my only problem with it is the terrible seats that AA puts in it, my elbows have to be down around my hips to find the stupid-low armrests. But it seems to be an opinion much bigger than AA’s fleet. It’s not just the seats?

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by MLIAA
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare 28R
Replies: 37
Views: 5639

Re: O'Hare 28R

This is good stuff, I love learning about the old O’Hare before it was reconfigured.

When are they going to begin regularly using 27C/9C? It had its official opening but it’s still not really used.

Also, heard somewhere that they can’t use 6 parallels at the same time, any truth to that?

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by MLIAA
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 717
Views: 107396

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

The fascination is with AA and B6 premising the alliance on domestic to international connections to gain approval and now they are just simply fine letting their passengers drudge through JFK just for the convenience of it? And what's the other part of the agreement?: no real competition between A...

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by MLIAA
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 235808

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Will the Remaining 7 be called out of the desert? If they are not accepting delivery of factory new birds would they still take the used ones? Envoy has announced internally that the last 6 factory birds will not be received (294, 295, 296, 297, 299, 301, and 303). The 7 in MZJ have already been pa...

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by MLIAA
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 235808

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

So I wonder if we can assume these same 6x E175s will be the ones delivered to YX instead. Since YX has already taken delivery of 294, I think we can conclude that 295, 296, 297, 301 and 303 will be going to YX as well. Once the 7 remaining Compass birds in the desert are assimilated into the MQ fl...

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by MLIAA
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1188
Views: 181352

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

AA was test fitting the E175 on E concourse at CLT with the expectation that Envoy will start flying their 175s through CLT. EN is expected to service these aircraft. You sure it’s not going to be Republic? Envoy 175s have never operated through CLT, while YX does quite a bit, and maybe even more n...

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by MLIAA
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 717
Views: 107396

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

This is going to be fascinating to watch. AA is a dog of an airline. B6 is at the other end of the spectrum from a soft and hard product point of view. AA management thinks it's competing domestically with Spirit and now has partnered with an airline that offers a substantially far greater product....

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by MLIAA
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 717
Views: 107396

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

This is a sweetheart deal for jetBlue, they get LGA slots and more feed from international arrivals from BOS & JFK. What is AA getting out of this that they don’t already have? They already have a powerhouse trans-Atlantic hub at PHL, what do they need all this feed to NY for? I understand they ...

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by MLIAA
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 319
Views: 44017

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2021

Is it me or does AA seem to be in an odd position. They are seemingly going to be eliminating their A320s which have 150 seats and their smallest mainline jet has 128 seats. So you go from Eagle E715s which have 76 seats to A319s which have 128 seats to 737s which will have 160 to 172 seats. Seems ...

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by MLIAA
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 880
Views: 106554

Re: Alaska Announces LAX-AUS, SAN-JFK

At what point does AS grow too big for AA’s comfort at LAX? Aren’t they supposed to be partners? AA was one of the first carriers on this route, and while I’m sure AA isn’t losing sleep over the AS additions between LAX and secondary Oregon, Austin is in American’s back yard.

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by MLIAA
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330556

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

The main reasons for AA to serve HKG nonstop from the U.S. include (a) travel between the U.S. and HKG, (b) relevance to AA's FF base, and (c) corporate contracts with companies that have business travel to HKG. Delta decided they didn't need to be in HKG even before Covid, and they didn't have a H...

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by MLIAA
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOT Approved Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture (update, was tentative)
Replies: 42
Views: 6470

Re: DOT Tentatively Approves Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture

So what happens to the other 21%? 30% sounds about right, from what has been mentioned on the Irish threads. I guess the unaccounted for traffic might be to the UK? Canadian and FR self-transfers would be counted as O&D. If it's 56% O&D then thats 44% connecting to Uk or EU? That makes the ...

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by MLIAA
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 235808

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

The long-rumored 65-seat E170 flying for AA became official. YX will operate 16 65-seat 175s and 6 brand new 175s, for a total of 22 additional American Eagle aircraft. *Source: internal email. 65-seat 170s or 65-seat 175s? Which is it? And the 6 new 175s are 76 seats? Also, Republic just painted s...

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by MLIAA
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223987

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

jgcotter wrote:
Does anyone know why the A319s are going to ROW? Several have ferried there but haven’t left, as far as I can tell.


To add to this, N9029F, an A319S, has been in SAL for nearly a month. Is this a heavy check, and if so, do they normally take this long?

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by MLIAA
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 29040

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SEA + Alaska Airlines Partnership

Great news for SEA. I remember AA was thinking about launching this route but I doubt that's going to happen now. Overall great to see QR continue their expansion are you talking about BLR? No I'm referring to AA mentioning about starting service to DOHA. Earlier in the year when they began their p...

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by MLIAA
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 235808

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Who does the heavy maintenance checks on the Envoy 175's? Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) at BNA does the heavy checks for a number of E175 operators, so it seems that they’re sharing some of the work with Eagle Aviation Services, Inc. (EASI) at ABI for the Envoy E175 fleet. Does ABI e...

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