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by DMPHL
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244710

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Surprised that the LHR flights are not starting from CLT/PHL given that Europe flights can arrive at any airport now and the latter will be AA's Europe hub. As for the Dallas-Shanghai flights, I was wondering if the Chinese government allowed airlines to add more frequencies between the US and Chin...

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by DMPHL
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244710

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Are you purposely being obtuse? So then, how many people need to connect at an airport on the same airline for it to be a "hub" airport? If an airline calls it a hub it’s a hub. That’s so insanely simple. OK, sure. I think the point is that it doesn't matter whether someone on A.net wants...

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by DMPHL
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51069

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Because they’re both public companies that don’t privately create strategic plans based upon breaking US law? Seems like an obvious reason but don’t let anything “real” get in the way of the fantasy scenario you’ve created in your mind. Your Imaginary collusion land is way past Delta’s legal depart...

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by DMPHL
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51069

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

They are part of American in all tense and purposes from a competitive standpoint, and Heathrow allocation to JetBlue means allocation to OW. This statement alone is ample proof that you have no idea what you are talking about. Then I guess Delta's lawyers don't know what they are talking about eit...

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by DMPHL
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51069

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

For the record, Delta per se has not objected (yet - I suspect that will take more time) to the B6-AA partnership, only to say that SHOULD the alliance be approved then JetBlue should be denied Heathrow access on certain grounds. Delta outlines those objective grounds in their response. I happen to...

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by DMPHL
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51069

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

EI asks to join the AA/AY/IAG JV. B6 asks for remedial slot allocation at LHR. DL doesn't object to EI joining the AA/BA/etc. TATL joint venture. DL doesn't ask itself for remedial LHR slot allocations in the interest of fair competition. Instead, DL objects to B6's request for remedy, on the flimsy...

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by DMPHL
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51069

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Sounds familiar to CO joining UA *A and partnership in late 2008 to only announce a merger two years later in 2010. I expect a similar result, in time, between AA and B6. I think you are thinking of AA and AS, who have a far tighter relationship. This is a marriage of convenience. It will last as l...

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by DMPHL
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come SQ never operated the 77L on SIN - EWR?
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: How come SQ never operated the 77L on SIN - EWR?

I do wonder if they had the 77L if there would have been more direct nonstop to the West Coast sooner like SFO and LAX or even SEA since that was too far for the 77w without restriction pre a359 (even though lax was also an a345 route) Don't know if the 77L would have opened up SFO, but SQ already ...

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by DMPHL
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 79068

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like QR was supposed to depart to DOH tonight but the flight cancelled. I wonder if that's any sign how the loads are looking since they outright cancelled. Or they just never adjusted the schedule. Hopefully this carrier sticks around since they were making some inroads pre-Covid. I imagine ...

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by DMPHL
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13695

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Pre Covid ATL only had 4 flights per day to Asia. If the busiest airport in the world can only support 4 seems unlikely CLT could support more than one. If t here was a need and money to be made doing it. AA, UL or DL would do it. Two of those flight were to ICN driven by Hyundai/Kia demand from th...

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by DMPHL
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13695

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

I don't get the hate for CLT, the city has plenty of passengers and potentially corp accounts that could help drive that market, I mean Korean flies to LAS, I mean really?. I could see ICN-CLT instead, the East Coast has much more profitable endeavors than Las Vegas, perhaps China Eastern could fly...

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by DMPHL
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA outsouring some corporate positions to India
Replies: 124
Views: 15986

Re: UA outsouring some corporate positions to India

this has been going on since 2014. Gotta find cheap labor to accomplish tasks that can be done in the US. I think the difference here is that they are laying off the workers here, then hiring replacements in Gurgaon, and all the while lobbying for an extension of CARES Act funding. No way should th...

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by DMPHL
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380891

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Will DL actually take over for Tokyo? That seems slightly implausible unless UA drops out for whatever reason, since although the contract takes effect in January and UA's contract ends, the reporting on the contract seems to indicate that the sponsorship and charter agreements cover specific Olymp...

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by DMPHL
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380891

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

How many additional A359s and A339NEOs is DL scheduled to take delivery of between now and the 202ONE Olympics? I'm asking because UA's contract with the USOC ends at the end of this year. This should mean DL as the new corporate sponsor will take over all charter duties for the 202ONE Olympics. Th...

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by DMPHL
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 130
Views: 15569

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

Right now it's just whining. A skill that DL pilots have held for a very long time. Now is not the time to be beating this drum. Continuing to do so just makes look like spoiled primadonnas. It's all about survival at this stage, not just for DL but for all carriers. Worry about this crap down the ...

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by DMPHL
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12112

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

Not sure if this is the IAB, but here is an over-wing jetway with a TWA 747. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c4/6d/c9/c46dc9390931bdfef1366446378429a3.jpg Almost looks like the D1 jetway goes from departure lounges to board the plane and the overwing one goes down to what could be international arri...

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by DMPHL
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11056

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

Go figure :-) ! There could be 100 XWB-84 in service: https://www.airlive.net/alert-rolls-royce-discovers-cracks-in-a350-engine-blades/ My interpretation is there are 100 XWB-84s of similar service life (not too surprising based on the rough number of planes built by end of 2016 given earlier in th...

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by DMPHL
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11056

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

According to the Thomson Reuters article, Airbus says that the cracks were discovered on a few Trent XWB-84 engines (not the -75, -79, -79B, or -97), and that there are about 50 of these engines currently in service. Let's hope that the scope of the problem is limited to that model. Although I've go...

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by DMPHL
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244710

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

SEA makes much more sense now than LAX for AA to Shanghai. I've got to ask: What big markets with demand to PVG does AS serve from SEA that AA didn't serve from LAX? Don't know enough about the markets themselves, but some combination of distance (SEA-PVG is ~700nm shorter than LAX-PVG), less compe...

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by DMPHL
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12112

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

The old IAB at JFK had a total of 12 of these overwing jetways installed, presumably, sometime between 1969-1971. Of all the pics I've pored over of 747's parked at at these gates, I can't seem to find a single one where the overwing jetway is actually being utilized. It always seems to be pulled u...

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by DMPHL
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51069

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I'm calling it now.... AA will shrink PHL to around 250 daily departures (from the pre-COVID level of around 400). And it's not just because of this partnership with B6, but also because of DCA. Keep in mind that next year AA's new commuter terminal (with its own Admiral's Club and 14 gates) opens ...

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by DMPHL
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beirut Airport damaged by downtown explosion
Replies: 34
Views: 11708

Re: Beirut Airport damaged by downtown explosion

Nearly 3000 tonnes of Ammonium nitrate stored In warehouse, the strength and frequency shockwaves probably caused most of the damage outside of the actual explosion radius. the Oklahoma City bombing was only 2 tons.... Different chemicals have different strengths and potencies, also depends on the ...

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by DMPHL
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380891

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

JFK is actually more convenient for leisure travelers than LGA. You can get there a lot easier with mass transit. It offers more destinations to travel to. Without business traffic, LGA will be in a lot of trouble. Let's say we get to Q2 and slot waiver goes away, what is short haul business traffi...

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by DMPHL
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244710

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I can't see dropping SAN-LAX permanently. Its always been a big connection market. AA still needs to work out its LAX/West Coast feed situation which has been in flux since Compass shutdown. SAN already has non-stops on OW to Asia (JL) and Europe (BA). :old: They had service. SAN has been suspended...

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by DMPHL
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 332
Views: 97480

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Now that Hong Kong has lost its "special status", I wonder if CX will be treated by the US administration just like any other mainland China airliner. That is, only be allowed certain frequencies to certain cities in the US. What do you think? I don't think anything like this will be imme...

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by DMPHL
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380891

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

IMO, perhaps Ed Bastian's "creativity" remark means a domestic codeshare arrangement opportunity (?). (SW?) One of the key advantages, I mean AAdvantages, American now has is being able to deploy domestic aircraft in markets other than SEA, JFK and BOS (enter JetBlue) while retaining a lo...

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by DMPHL
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244710

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

There are some destinations that DL serves nonstop from LGA that aren't served nonstop from LGA or JFK on AA such as BHM, BUF, BTV, CHA, DEN, DSM, GRR, GSP, IAH, JAX, MCI, LEX, MSN, MHT, MKE, MSY, OMA, ROC, SRQ, SAV, SYR, and PBI. I had also previously mentioned that DL operates a few domestic nons...

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by DMPHL
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51069

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Massive divestitures will be required and I doubt it will make this venture worthwhile. Plus layer job losses etc.. Southwest and others will be lining up for NYC slots. Then you have the JFK vs PHL question. JFK would be the victor but who steps up for PHL? Southwest? There will be no divestitures...

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by DMPHL
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380891

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

For me I see the JV's working just fine for Delta again the health of the JV parts means little to Delta. They ability to be able to exert control over the situation that works best in their favor is what matters to Delta and it's management the most. I think for all intense purposes the current De...

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by DMPHL
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244710

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Presently PHL cannot legally accept any intl flights per U.S. restrictions. I'm curious to know what those restrictions are or as a historian would ask, why?? There were "funnel" airports for arriving international flights designated in March, that were supposed to have increased screenin...

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by DMPHL
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 18083

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I do not see how the assertion that BA's first priority being themselves is false because they have a JV with another airline. AA adds CLT and RDU as destinations and more frequency on ORD and DFW. Sure it's a benefit, hence the JV, but connecting their own metal on own metal would of course be pre...

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by DMPHL
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244710

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Delta fumbled SEA. Given its investment I can not imagine DL did not run risk scenarios and see AA/AS/oneWorld coming. There is no way SEA can support hubs for AA/AS and DL. Barring AA having to significantly shrink, DL will have to retrench, at bes...

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