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by MLIAA
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104689

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Once 9C/27C comes online and 9R/27L is lengthened, will they stop departing 22L and use 10R/28L for arrivals? My crystal ball is broken.

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by MLIAA
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104689

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I’ve certainly never seen 9L/27R used for a departure, it’s just out of the way for anyone taking off. Arrivals only.

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by MLIAA
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5622

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Lets not forget the AA/Interjet codeshare either.

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by MLIAA
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9030

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases

CLT704 wrote:
Still waiting for CLT-ICT. Wow.


*waves from Charlotteless MLI

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by MLIAA
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

According to a source in ABI, they are NOT EOW.

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by MLIAA
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382722

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Saw somewhere that a new MAX was ferried to SKF for storage due to no more space in PAE, BFI and RNT. It got me thinking.

What airports in the US have large, unused ramps that could store MAXs after SKF fills up? STL, DAY, CVG, and MKE come to my mind after a brief google earth search.

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by MLIAA
Fri May 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Seeing how United and Delta have been dumping CRJ-700s from their regional partners and AA has been picking them up, can we expect to see AA take over the Republic E170s and put 65 seats in them? They don’t really fit the scope of DL and UA well but might be perfect for AA’s network.

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by MLIAA
Thu May 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9656

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

How big of a deal are different engine types though? In 2013 AA ordered separate engine types on the A319/A321 order. United doesn’t mind 2 engine types on 757/767/777 either.

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by MLIAA
Fri May 24, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 109554

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

AA could get a smoking deal on E190-E2s right now. That would be a better fit than the A220, IMO.

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by MLIAA
Sat May 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11707

New Greater Seattle Airport

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/recomm ... /949913410
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They’re trying to get another airport built to serve the Seattle metro area. The possibilities and speculation begin! Alaska widebody service, new PNW AA hub...

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/recomm ... /949913410

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by MLIAA
Sun May 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 109554

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

What airports still don’t have combined-location AA ops since the merger? SAT and ATL come to mind, and it’s doubtful that those two will get a chance to see flights all operating from the same place.

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by MLIAA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16319

Re: AA Adds New Routes

I’m getting hoarse begging for CLT-MLI.

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by MLIAA
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Why the different routing for 273 and 274?

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by MLIAA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest livery CRJ7 down for maintenance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: SkyWest livery CRJ7 down for maintenance?

N767SK is in OO house now as well. I’ve counted up to 4 in house, but I don’t know the other 2 N numbers.

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by MLIAA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Delta Routes from DCA
Replies: 7
Views: 2710

One-off Delta Routes from DCA

Delta flies to most of its hubs and focus cities from DCA, but also flies to LEX, MSN, and OMA. These 3 are all either state capitals or very close proximity to the respective capitals. Are there government contracts that keep these routes with DL? Why has AA not taken aim at these, especially decen...

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by MLIAA
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

Doug Parker doesn’t do anything for free. He’ll still make it available for purchase, then blame marketing when revenues tank.

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by MLIAA
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1719
Views: 304769

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ual- ... SKCN1PV0BF

Looks like United will keep the GoJet CRJ-700s but bring them down to 50 seats to comply with scope, creating the new CRJ-550 variant.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ual- ... SKCN1PV0BF

Looks like United will keep the GoJet CRJ-700s but bring them down to 50 seats to comply with scope, creating the new CRJ-550 variant.

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by MLIAA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 109554

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Is this also the reasoning behind LAA ordering CFM A319s and IAE A321s?

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by MLIAA
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104689

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Gotcha. Thanks!

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by MLIAA
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104689

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Help me get this straight. Where T2 is today will be the new Global Terminal, where the oneworld internationals will park. There will be a southern addition to C that will also be the Global Terminal, that’s where the Star internationals will park. UAX will occupy the island west of the new C additi...

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by MLIAA
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13461

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

Are you including outstanding orders in the count? Envoy does not yet have 84 E75s.

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by MLIAA
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Currently, in 2019 there aren't any planned openings. If we get the Compass contract back, then we should hear something mid-year in order to start preparing (this is from our VP of Flight Ops). I honestly believe that AAG wants to put these planes with MQ because it will save them hundreds of thou...

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by MLIAA
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

With N264NN & N265NN being delivered, Envoy has begun the process of nearly doubling its E175 fleet, from 44 to 84 aircraft. But where will this growth occur? At the expense of another regional carrier? Also, won’t Envoy need more gates at ORD to be 175 capable? The stinger and the even L gates ...

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by MLIAA
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130531

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

The MAX8 would be fine if they put a decent configuration in it. If they packed people up to the gills of the 757 it would still be a crappy product.

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by MLIAA
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

A Compass Airlines E175, N216NN, has been sitting at Marana for a few days. Anyone know why?

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by MLIAA
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I have been trying get a grasp on what the ultimate regional plan is for AA moving forward.. is the following summary at least a moderately accurate assessment of where things will be within 12-18 months? CRJ2- down to around 20 frames, all with PSA ERJ140- around 50 frames, all with Envoy ERJ145- ...

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by MLIAA
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Varsity1 wrote:
How many of YV's -900's does AA own and how many does Mesa own?


I believe Mesa owns all of them.

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by MLIAA
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63542

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Anyone know the proposed equipment for DFW-MRY? Embraer 175 from Envoy Are you sure? Envoy doesn't fly any west coast routes at all right now. Montana/Calgary being the closest. Company internal website is the source. While it only specified "E175", Envoy is the only 175 operator in DFW, ...

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by MLIAA
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63542

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

jnev3289 wrote:
Anyone know the proposed equipment for DFW-MRY?


Embraer 175 from Envoy

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by MLIAA
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130531

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Here’s a question that just came to mind ... with the massive drawdown of international flying out of ORD will the 788’s still be based there? I’m assuming not. Not sure that I’d call it a massive drawdown. Remember, they are starting seasonal HNL and ATH, plus the current 3-4 daily LHR, the few we...

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 14577

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

The collapse of Air Berlin has left Germany’s largest city with only one year round route and one seasonal route to the United States - a daily United 767 to EWR, and a seasonal Delta 767 to JFK. Berlin is one of the largest urban areas in Europe, but has sparse service to the US. It would seem if ...

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by MLIAA
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63542

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

JetBlueCLT wrote:
CLT-ICT: 2X CRJ7
CLT-MLI: 2X CRJ7
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YES!

I'm astonished that MLI has been left in the cold for CLT flights, with smaller cities like PIA, FWA, and CMI getting CLT before MLI. I'm even more gobsmacked to learn ICT doesn't have CLT yet, especially since they get mainline from DFW.

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by MLIAA
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 14577

Trans-Atlantic Berlin

The collapse of Air Berlin has left Germany’s largest city with only one year round route and one seasonal route to the United States - a daily United 767 to EWR, and a seasonal Delta 767 to JFK. Berlin is one of the largest urban areas in Europe, but has sparse service to the US. It would seem if A...

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63542

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Still waiting on MLI-CLT, since apparently every other similar sized urban area in the Midwest has flights to CLT now.

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by MLIAA
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

The majority of the EV birds are already in the 9F/56Y config ALL EV birds are in the 9F/56Y config. And if I had to guess what things will look like in a year these would be my predictions: Compass will indeed lose the 175s to Envoy - it's already rumored and expected. But, rather than add an MQ b...

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by MLIAA
Sun May 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?
Replies: 64
Views: 9846

Re: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?

With the trade disputes over, I would think an AA+QR deal would be hugely profitable to both airlines. With AA’s vast network in the west combined with QRs expansion, they could dominate the US-Middle East/India market. With QR losing profitability in a hurry, wouldn’t they be desperately looking fo...

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by MLIAA
Tue May 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Airspace Reallocation
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

US Airspace Reallocation

I've noticed some of the busiest airports in the US are class C airports, some of them are even busier than a few class B airports. I realize airports like PIT and CVG and CLE used to be powerhouses and needed class B status, but is it really necessary today? Especially when the airspaces of the lik...

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by MLIAA
Wed May 09, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 4207

Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

Bear with me. KEF has enjoyed huge success as a Trans-Atlantic connecting point between Europe and North America. WOW Air and Icelandair have grown exponentially in the last few years connecting people across the pond. Alaska may not be interested now, but after seeing the success that WOW and Icela...

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by MLIAA
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Any word on what will happen to the rest of the -EV CRJ700s? I believe they are owned by ExpressJet but the AA agreement only allows for a handful.

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by MLIAA
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Temporarily Suspends DOH
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

BA Temporarily Suspends DOH

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... a-in-2q18/
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It appears British Airways has suspended service LHR-DOH from 25 March to 30 June. While the route will still be served by Qatar, the BA metal will not operate during this time. Anyone know why?

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... a-in-2q18/

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by MLIAA
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 11218

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

Both DFW/CLT-ECP and DFW/CLT-SBN will be operated by ExpressJet CRJ-700s. I was a bit surprised to see Acey pick these up instead of Envoy/Mesa from DFW or PSA from CLT. This is in addition to current service to BTR and TYS from CLT, and planned service to CHA.

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by MLIAA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9611

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

As MSN, PIA, and CID all have CLT flights, it is high time MLI landed at least a 2x daily CRJ to CLT.

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by MLIAA
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 17
Views: 8442

American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?

According to FlightAware, N278AY flew from CLT to SAL on 5 NOV 2017 and has not returned (as of 12 JAN 2018), and N276AY made the same voyage 3 days ago.

This appears to be the beginning of the end for the A333 at American, unless someone has additional information.

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by MLIAA
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30735

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Why is AA stagnating at ORD anyway? They should be doing the opposite and expand. Or is the focus shifting to building up elsewhere? American has announced a plethora of new routes, is building 5 new gates, and Envoy just opened their new E175 base at ORD. I think your definition of "stagnatin...

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by MLIAA
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 23479

British Airways and the 767

BA has held onto a small number of 767 for years now, despite taking delivery of dozens of new 787s that could easily replace them. Some common routes include Kiev, Zurich, Glasgow... routes that could easily and sensibly be switched over to A320 family aircraft. With all this talk about AA and &quo...

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by MLIAA
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I'm curious what they will do with flights such as Chicago to Marquette, Mi. It's a CRJ-700. If you move that plane type to PSA, which has no crew based in Chicago, how do you operate the flight? Also, what did Envoy air do wrong? If you take planes from them, and don't give them planes .... Airlin...

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by MLIAA
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103822

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Does anyone know if the Marquette (KSAW/MQT) maintenance base deals only with Envoy planes, or do they also perform maintenance on CRJs/ERJs from other AE carriers like Piedmont or PSA? MQT is an Envoy only MX base. Currently the route is flown by CRJ-700s. I imagine when (if) they leave the fleet,...

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by MLIAA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 19243

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

I would think that if CX goes anywhere, it will be SkyTeam. Garuda Indonesia and Vietnam are decent in their regions, but CX is a global powerhouse for SE Asia that SkyTeam could really use. Star already has several airlines that offer the same credentials CX does. CX fulfills a great need in the OW...

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by MLIAA
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A330s at LAX
Replies: 3
Views: 2834

AA A330s at LAX

Starting with PHL-LAX on March 24th, AA will begin flying PHL-LAX-PHL on Airbus A330 aircraft. The service will start with a one off A330-200, moving to daily A330-300s beginning on March 25th. This is the second trans-con route from PHL on the big bus (SFO). Good to see a product improvement over t...

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by MLIAA
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 118604

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

And yet, AA painted Dash 8s in new colors, (even painted one in a special Piedmont retro livery), along with the E190 fleet and several 757s and 767s. These birds will be around as long as the MD80s will.

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