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by MLIAA
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 532
Views: 80621

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: 11204

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: 352
Views: 42145

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

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


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: 11204

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 Sep 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2391

ORD Master Plan

Here is an update on revitalization at ORD, complete with new "final" schematic of terminal layout. http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170929/BLOGS02/170929852/chicago-officials-give-sneak-peek-at-ohare-airport-revamp?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1 It appears that the non-AA/UA carriers/partner...

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by MLIAA
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express Fleet Operators
Replies: 1
Views: 435

United Express Fleet Operators

In the next few months, United will add several dozen Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to the fleet, primarily in ORD and IAD. But what is the reason behind this? Are these aircraft displacing RJs from another carrier, perhaps Trans States or ExpressJet? Surely United isn't just growing UAX ops by throwing 65...

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by MLIAA
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternative Mergers (AA+DL, AW+NW)
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Alternative Mergers (AA+DL, AW+NW)

I often wonder how aviation would look had the Big 3 US airlines merged differently. Legacy AA and DL would have been a phenomenal match, in terms of both fleet and network. AA and DL had almost exactly the same fleet, and the combined network would combine hubs at LGA, JFK, and LAX. I also think US...

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by MLIAA
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116464

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't there still a few Republic and Air Wisconsin birds left in USX paint?

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by MLIAA
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans States E145 in ABI
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Trans States E145 in ABI

N611AE landed in Abilene on August 29th and has spent a few weeks there. This aircraft was delivered to AX months ago, and now sits in an MQ maintenance base. Anyone have the scoop on this?

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by MLIAA
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass to open PHX crew base
Replies: 20
Views: 3423

Re: Compass to open PHX crew base

If CPZ is going to open a new base primarily for DL ops, why not make it SLC? Is this Compass' way of positioning themselves for more AA flying? This may have ramifications for Mesa, SkyWest and Envoy in PHX and LAX. Pardon the doom and gloom post, but don't expect CPZ to continue operating for Del...

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by MLIAA
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Narrowbody Replacements
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

AA Narrowbody Replacements

As the MD80s take their leave, we are also seeing A320s and soon the E190 leaving the fleet. But all AA has on order are B737MAX8 and A321neo aircraft, all much larger in size than the aircraft they are replacing.

Could we see a CSeries, B737MAX7, or A319neo order, or perhaps some more A319ceos?

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by MLIAA
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass to open PHX crew base
Replies: 20
Views: 3423

Re: Compass to open PHX crew base

If CPZ is going to open a new base primarily for DL ops, why not make it SLC? Is this Compass' way of positioning themselves for more AA flying? This may have ramifications for Mesa, SkyWest and Envoy in PHX and LAX.

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46519

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

This lack of dominance in New York no doubt is why AA is throwing everything at LAX. It may be OK to not dominate the #1 metro area if you can win the O&D battle for 6 out of the top 8 in the US. (LAX ORD DFW DCA PHL & MIA)

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by MLIAA
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 331
Views: 61272

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

aaflyer222 wrote:
why has OO taken so much MQ flying at ORD?


Mainly in order for MQ to shift several of its ERJs to LGA, as well as to send them to PDT.

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by MLIAA
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 13
Views: 3128

Re: Lack of AA on ORD-IAD

I get that it's a highly competitive route with UA, but if AA wants to stay away from competing at IAD, why do LAX-IAD and compete with UA and VX?

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by MLIAA
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 13
Views: 3128

Lack of AA on ORD-IAD

Understandably, AA does have a hub across town at DCA, but as AA does fly to DFW, MIA, LAX, and CLT from IAD, why not throw in ORD, even if it is with an RJ.

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by MLIAA
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ORD
Replies: 30
Views: 4182

Re: The Future of ORD

Why is ORD so stingy about who goes into T5? DFW, ATL, LAX, PHL and many other airports allow all pax into "international" terminals, and no harm comes from it. ORD has the shuttle, why not allow people to flow freely to T5, to catch their flights, in addition to being able to go back to T...

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by MLIAA
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 13430

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Correct me if I'm wrong, but ASQ has 33 CRJ-700s now. 8 of those are for AA, 12 more are going to AA, 3 to EDV, what about the other 10?

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's A319 Legroom?
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: AA's A319 Legroom?

I don't know about STL, but I did see LUS 319s doing SAN-MIA this week. It's hard to tell anymore.

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by MLIAA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46716

Re: BA's Next US Destination

:I suggest a.netters petition BA to buy another 100 788/789 aircraft, and then in 2035 when the new LHR runway is open, BA fly to every city in the U.S. with a population over 100,000. :banghead: We're heading that way. Any US airport with over 2M passengers feels "entitled" to an LHR fli...

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by MLIAA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 331
Views: 61272

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I think a lot of the animosity toward Mesa from Envoy came as soon as Mesa shifted the flying from CLT to DFW, which took a lot of flying from Envoy on (then) sub-par CRJ-900s with old, worn out interiors, dismal OTP, and lower pay. This was in the midst of the dark days at Envoy, and the feelings s...

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by MLIAA
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 331
Views: 61272

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

You yourself don't work for any AAG airline, so how could you even say that with confidence? The 20x Compass E175s belong to AAG, and when they are brought back, who's going to operate them? Piedmont? PSA? Republic? Secondly, who could possibly be awarded the additional E175s other than Envoy? (P.S...

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by MLIAA
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46716

BA's Next US Destination

Ok, so now that the "When will BA start BNA" thread is taken care of, which market will be the next to see British Airways' arrival? Some that come to mind are CLT, MSP, STL, SAT, PDX, IND and CMH.

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by MLIAA
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 331
Views: 61272

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

KCaviator wrote:
Who's RP? I thought Chautauqua merged into Shuttle awhile ago?


Apologies, I meant YX for Republic. I'll fix it.

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by MLIAA
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 331
Views: 61272

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

You have factual evidence of the Compass AA flying going to Envoy? It's been rumored, but no one has proof, much like I assume you have no proof. It's been said that DL wants Compass for themselves, and I've heard that from pilots and management. Only time will tell, but those 20 are coming to us e...

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by MLIAA
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200
Replies: 36
Views: 9314

Re: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200

Flighty wrote:
OA940 wrote:

Why no more 77W for SYD?


It probably sucks.


It's too much airplane. Always open seats. B789 is a better fit.

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by MLIAA
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 331
Views: 61272

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

If ASA does go under, the 12 CRJ-700s in DFW will almost certainly be given to OO to fly in DFW, as well as LAX, PHX, and ORD. I was under the impression that AA had quite a lot of room for large RJ's with regards to the scope clause. Also, I have heard time and again that the OO CRJ-200 operation a...

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by MLIAA
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200
Replies: 36
Views: 9314

AA Trans-Pacific A330-200

AA has 15 or so fairly new A330-200s from US. Are these aircraft capable of flying ORD/LAX across the Pacific to NRT, PEK... and if so, would AA do it? It seems like a decent sized airplane for the job, at least DL seems to think so on DTW-PEK and DTW-NGO.

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 14389

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

mptpa wrote:
I thought I have seen a BA A38 at IAD.


It has been in the past, probably will be again soon, but not today.

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 14389

British Airways A380 US Routes

As of today (1 Aug 2017), BA only flies the 380 to LAX and SFO in the United States. We will probably see the return of former routes like MIA and IAD, but can you see BA flying the super to ORD, DFW, PHL, CLT, or any other cities in the US?

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 14234

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

The Skylink (outer loop) makes one lap in about 20 minutes, which means it's about 10 minutes to the furthest point at the opposite end of the terminal. Figure in a 10 minute walk from the furthest gate to the Skylink station, 10 minutes on the tram at most, and then another 10 minute walk at most,...

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 14234

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

The Skylink (outer loop) makes one lap in about 20 minutes, which means it's about 10 minutes to the furthest point at the opposite end of the terminal. Figure in a 10 minute walk from the furthest gate to the Skylink station, 10 minutes on the tram at most, and then another 10 minute walk at most, ...

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9112

The future of 50 seat RJs

As we all know, 50 seat RJs are being retired due to both unfavorable economics vs fuel burn and the sheer age of the aircraft. For the most part, the markets these aircraft serve are being taken by 70-76 seat RJs, but what about small EAS destinations like ALO, BTM, and ART? Are these cities large ...

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 26778

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

Boeing has the opportunity to completely nix the 358 and 338 programs by bargaining with HA and OZ to get 788s. I hope they jump on this chance, so that they have control over the entire small wide-body segment. As for AA, I've been inside the A350 sim in DFW. It's there, no doubt. But AA also has t...

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by MLIAA
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 Reverse Thrust Question
Replies: 21
Views: 11998

Re: ERJ-145 Reverse Thrust Question

I hate to resurface this topic, but I feel like it needs to be done. After watching lots of arrivals at 27L at ORD and deafening UA (assuming both LOF & ASQ) E145s use reverse time and again, have the policies changed at these ERJ operators? ENY still tends to not use them, but what about the ot...

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by MLIAA
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Priority Change
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: AA Priority Change

As a cardholder, you don't automatically get "priority" as an ExecPlat, a Platinum, or a Gold would. You would still get group 5 (formerly group 1) boarding and a free bag.

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by MLIAA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 38
Views: 6031

Re: New AA paint status

What will be the fate of Flagship Liberty? Will American find a way to integrate the yellow ribbon into the new livery? Will they take a page from Envoy's playbook, putting the ribbon on the winglets a la E175. Or will another AA icon fade into history?

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by MLIAA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3465

Re: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?

The newer OO CRJ-700s are staying at UA, around 20. Fun fact: more SkyWest CRJ-700s are flying in AA colors than UA. Never thought I'd see that day.

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by MLIAA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 8126

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

I don't know about LAS, but I do know for a lot of G4 Florida IROPS they will call in Miami Air or Swift Air. I'd say at least once a month a 737 would show up in MLI from SFB or PIE because of a lack of string and tape. Maybe it's not feasible on the west coast to charter a spare.

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by MLIAA
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 16109

Re: US airline hub closures

PHX is a large metro area that's still growing at an impressive rate. On top of that, PHX is the western airport that LAX can't be. PHX is an easy connection; no buses or trains to switch gates as an AA connecting passenger. PHX is still fairly de-congested, especially compared to LAX. PHX continues...

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by MLIAA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12354

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

Yes, CLT will have more gates when the A concourse north is complete, but that is only part of the equation needed for expansion. They also need planes and pilots. With Air Wisconsin taking 65 CRJ2s from AA to UA in the next six months and the likelihood that Piedmont will retire its remaining DH8-...

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by MLIAA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lack of destinations?
Replies: 25
Views: 5188

Re: AA lack of destinations?

It appears I completely butchered this question and I apologize for that. The point of this question is actually me inquiring about why AA serves little to no destinations in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, etc, when both UA and DL do (even if it is just seasonal). I...

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by MLIAA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no AA service at HRL?
Replies: 16
Views: 2850

Why no AA service at HRL?

The DFW-based carrier serves nearly every commercial airport in Texas, but does not go to Harlingen/Valley. AA does serve BRO and MFE, but United serves all 3. Any idea why?

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by MLIAA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lack of destinations?
Replies: 25
Views: 5188

Re: AA lack of destinations?

Two big reasons: 1. AA is the most profitable airline in the world. They are great at making profitable business decisions, and flying to Russia, Africa, and most of the places you name will not make money for AA. And 2.: AA has some of the best joint ventures (JL, BA, IB, AY) and codeshares (until...

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by MLIAA
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lack of destinations?
Replies: 25
Views: 5188

Re: AA lack of destinations?

Two big reasons: 1. AA is the most profitable airline in the world. They are great at making profitable business decisions, and flying to Russia, Africa, and most of the places you name will not make money for AA. And 2.: AA has some of the best joint ventures (JL, BA, IB, AY) and codeshares (until ...

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by MLIAA
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12354

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

I could also see ISP as a seasonal add. Why seasonal? It should just add it year round, if it's going to add it. During the winter, it'd provide connections to the South, and in the summer, to the West, and throughout the year, both. That's the greatness of the CLT hub as it does both. Pretty soon ...

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Mainline Crew Bases
Replies: 22
Views: 7865

Re: American Mainline Crew Bases

I'm just wondering if more cross-fleeting hasn't been done at the hubs due to something I remember someone saying about there being a mechanical/maintenance issue involving the unions or some sort of contract/certification, that's why they haven't been cross-fleeting and opening any new crew bases,...

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by MLIAA
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12354

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

NRT would be only Asian route if any with a 788? CLT - Asia is pretty much a non-starter for the foreseeable future - there is little local demand, few unique connections and overflies every other hub... Aren't they building a lengthy new runway specifically to lure Asian service? By the way....the...

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by MLIAA
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12354

AA Expansion at CLT

With the addition of new concourses and runways at CLT, what new routes might AA come up with from the Queen City? Several new routes around the Midwest in the last few years have performed well, including MSN, CID, PIA, SGF, and RAP. SHV and TOL are starting later this year, but some other cities t...

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by MLIAA
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 27045

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

Timing indeed. Within the mergers of the US3, each was split on future wide body orders. (A350s for United and US Airways, B787s for NW, AA, and CO). This all resulted in a glut of widebody orders and left the airlines scratching their heads as to which to take first, if at all. The 787 also has hel...

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