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by Miamiairport
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 49933

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I've seen people trying to use their laptops on that flimsy Y table and it's never a pretty picture. Luckily at my company we are prohibited from working on a plane because we house sensitive financial data. DL has a strategy that involves positioning themselves for lack of better words a "prem...

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by Miamiairport
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4969

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

The 777 is better since MIA-LAX has a lot of high yielding Y traffic, especially connecting LAX to the Caribbean. The J seat is the same as the F seat on the 321T and AA has really downgraded meal service in F/P class anyway. What sort of meal does a First passenger get now they downgraded it? AA h...

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by Miamiairport
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2754

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

As noted there's no guarantee if Parker stepped down the stock price would rise. In fact, there hasn't been a shareholder move to replace him despite the lackluster performance compared to peers. As per the statement of jetblueguy22 yes Parker is following where the market is going, as are competito...

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by Miamiairport
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94150

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Probably a bunch of new International routes, possibly to Africa. For most AA FFs (elite) it won't mean much. Not anything that is going to impact most flyers.

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by Miamiairport
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16360

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

Initially think AA had plan on beginning to retire some of the 738s this year, was then pushed back to 2020 and now beyond 2021. The LAA 757 all are configured with 16 lie flat seats and do some runs to Western Europe as well as MIA and DFW domestic routes. No retirement date set. The LUS 757s were ...

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by Miamiairport
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16360

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I wonder if the LUS 757 will all be totally taken off HI runs and put on other high volume domestic runs. I think the 757s might be doing PHX/DFW.

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by Miamiairport
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14431

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

With the domestic market becoming tapped out I assume once (and maybe if) the Max starts flying again WN still has other destinations in the Caribbean and Central America to consider. Surprising EWR didn't work out. ANC is interesting. I would assume at point down the road finding new markets will b...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 10214

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

MIA much easier to get in and out not to mention both the MetroRail and Tri Rail actually go to the airport. AA for quite some time hasn't seem to figure out what it wants FLL to be. However, with the cuts over the past few years AA doesn't seem to want to use FLL as an alternative airport.

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by Miamiairport
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14431

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

WN has showed the ability to evolve over the years and face the many changes within the industry. At the same point WN has resisted many changes being hoisted on them by Wall Street and other "airline experts." From bag fees to creating a first class cabin or assigned seating. No one (even...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14431

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

I'm sure WN has done extensive analysis and has decided they can command a premium for things like 2 free checked bags and no change fees. They court a sizable domestic business traveler not interested in upgrades and lounges (yes they actually do exist) but want flexibility and consistency. They've...

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by Miamiairport
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119151

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Will the LUS 757 continue to do HI runs or will the 321neos take the HI routes by year end 2019, as originally planned leaving the 757s to perform routes within the US48?

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by Miamiairport
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 6910

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

Given AA's profits come from pitching credit cards not flying airplanes you understand why there's no huge investment or concern in the customer. Other than the ones paying top $$$$.

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by Miamiairport
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 6910

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

AA's shortfall in operating profits as compared to its peers come down to operational inefficiency. Not only does it tee off flyers it inflates costs. GAs and other customer service personnel have to work overtime, crew might be getting paid for doing nothing. Airport authorities might charge penalt...

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by Miamiairport
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 6910

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

After witnessing and in some cases suffering through AA operational messes this summer I can only assume Parker and company have one primary goal. And that is for the FAs to collect as many Barclays credit card applications in flight.

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by Miamiairport
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18138

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

If you want to see how stupid the human race is becoming with technology just go to an airport and look around. Compare the way people act, dress and communicate to 60 years ago.

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by Miamiairport
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10783

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

I was on a Delta flight years ago, seated next to someone who had an 'emotional support' Pomeranian. As soon as I sat down, that thing lunged at me with teeth snarling. The lady was being defensive and saying it was my fault for it's attitude. I got up and spoke to a FA about being reseated, when s...

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by Miamiairport
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23156

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Given the number of people I see hogging up the boarding lane with Group 9 printed on their bp there's no shortage of people that don't care about seat assignment, miles or that their ticket becomes worthless should they not be able to travel. If people didn't buy them or fly Spirit/Allegiant/Fronti...

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by Miamiairport
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18361

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

As newer fuel efficient a/c comes on the market and as big city routes have gotten even more congested (think B6 possibly flying JFK/LON, BOS/LON) it's only natural secondary cities are getting a new look. I would assume Byod Group looks at data relating to International businesses in the area, inco...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119151

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I wonder if project Oasis is going to return after Labor day? Or we should forget about it until the MAX flies again? I think Robert Isom said the Oasis program is on hold until 2020. Just my opinion, but I would not be surprised if they pushed it back so that they could make some changes to the pr...

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by Miamiairport
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5766

Re: Passenger shaming

Some of the worst behavior and offensive clothing I’ve seen has been in the AA Admirals Club and premium cabins. Low class knows no class.

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by Miamiairport
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119151

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

The MD80 is definitely a step back to yesteryear before the days of airlines turning coach into a flying cow pen.

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by Miamiairport
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72409

Re: AAL MD80 Retirement Schedule?

There is a separate thread on this but does AA plan to fly all existing MD80s through Labor Day weekend or will some begin to retire as the summer travel season starts to wind down during the second half of August? I've got a flight on an MD80 around mid August, MSY/DFW. I'm hoping my upgrade clears...

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by Miamiairport
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5323

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

AA only JFK to LAX and SFO and DFW/Hawaii. Other coast to coast flights on AA,no. Alcohol is free in both AA MCE and Delta Comfort + on all flights. However, at least on AA flights under 250 miles only get a small bottle of water in Y.

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by Miamiairport
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 69618

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

Neeleman is wading into a very different industry than 20 years ago. He's seems to want to recreate the B6 business model with some differences but how much "cheap chic" can survive? It didn't do well for Virgin America. From press releases he seems to want to have an airline that appeals ...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19877

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This isn't simply a story of the good/bad airline. AA would have had to find a regional partner with a spare a/c and crew that could have flown to OKC, flown the students to RIC and then back into an ordinary rotation. It just so happens DL was able to make this happen and kudos for someone looking ...

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by Miamiairport
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72462

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Anyone recall the PI Hub in DAY in the 80's? wondering if now might be the time to resurrect that concept...not at DAY...but at SDF? Kalamazoo, Lansing, GRR, TOL, FWA, SBB etc with southbound connections to MEM, BNA, BHM, Florida etc. Could add some E/W connections as well. A mini-hub with < 100 fl...

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by Miamiairport
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23162

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Pre 1978 in the US fares were set by the CBA and they were high enough that airlines could fly widebodies around the US 40% full and still make money. But not always. I watched a documentary the other night on YouTube from 1963 when Eastern was threatened by losses. Interestingly part of the turnaro...

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by Miamiairport
Fri May 31, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10358

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

To be honest, when was the last time LAA employees were happy? Sure wasn’t the 90’s eg, 93 APFA strike, 97 pilot strike, 2000’s were not much better. As someone who grew up flying AA during the 90’s and 2000’s mainly between SJU-JFK/MIA/MCO, the experience back then was far from glamorous. The staf...

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by Miamiairport
Fri May 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9589

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

AA doesn't really per se have focus cities. DCA is considered a hub with very little connecting traffic. AA as noted above has some large airport operations that do have some amount of connecting traffic. I've connected in SFO, LAS, MCO, and DEN. I've also made connections in RDU, BNA, MSY, ATL, and...

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by Miamiairport
Thu May 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10358

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

These service comparisons between AA and other carriers are symptomatic of the bigger issues. Delta and United can more easily get away with making the same loyalty cutbacks because they have better networks. When AA does it, there seems to be more of an alienation factor driving away its best cust...

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by Miamiairport
Thu May 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10358

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Parker has taken the idea of I'll give you what you pay for. AA has FL lounges being upgraded at the same time Y- seating is getting to be nearly inhuman (but by no means is AA alone). In theory it should work. Those sitting in an International $8K J seat get one type of experience, the backpacker i...

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by Miamiairport
Wed May 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10358

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

AA's financial and operational metrics are well behind it's competitors. They can't execute operationally worth a load of horse... It's why DL can do well with banked hubs and for AA it's a total disaster. My belief is that AA management has spent too much of it's effort on penny pinching and not en...

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by Miamiairport
Fri May 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119151

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

In 2020 the new 788s will replace the 767s out of PHL. I'm assuming the remaining 763s going into 2021 (the last year) will be used for MIA/Deep SA flying. No word yet on whether they will become 788, 332 or 777 routes.

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by Miamiairport
Thu May 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 18800

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Swift which took over the reincarnation of Eastern to my knowledge does not fly A320s (or for that matter any Airbus a/c).

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by Miamiairport
Thu May 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42060

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Again I'd bring it back that VX may have been the "cool airline" with the "really cool product" but that did not transform into better financial performance. As stated by others AS moved to snatch VX out the hands of B6 not because VX had so much per se to offer. Seems as though ...

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by Miamiairport
Thu May 23, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72409

Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

I wonder if there is going to a mass retirement after Labor Day. A couple of years ago AA retired 20 in one day. I could see a batch retired in mid to late August as summer travel winds down (schools begin to open) and the second batch immediately after Labor Day weekend. So far no official announce...

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by Miamiairport
Wed May 22, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42060

Re: AS trying to get B6

Probably true, emphasis “trying”. Given how the acquisition of VX turned out I wouldn’t loan them money to try again. Has it turned out so Badly? I think AS has their head around that merger Now. And? They're no longer scared of Airbus Products. I think it would be the best action for them to becom...

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by Miamiairport
Wed May 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119151

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Oasis installations will be delayed until beginning of 2020. https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/american-looks-clarity-max-status-delays-737ng-seat-upgrades Looks like with the modifications on hold AA will stay on plan to retire a/c this year even if the Max doesn't come back online until so...

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by Miamiairport
Tue May 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119151

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Has there been any additional word on any special flights or events for the last MD-80 flight, or a set date for the final flight(s), etc.? As I'm reading this forum, two of them just departed in the last ten minutes here in DSM with another arriving soon. How very quiet this airport will be when t...

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by Miamiairport
Mon May 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22429

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

My guess is that AA isn't going to reverse the decision on IFE but anything's possible. IFE in itself isn't going to drive higher revenues. DL likely looks at IFE (AVOD) as a cost of branding. Projecting the image that we care about you the customer.

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by Miamiairport
Thu May 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22159

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

What is brand intimacy? A recognizable brand doesn't necessarily equate into a favorable view of that brand. Lot's of people do not have a favorable image of Wal Mart. And the differences between Wal Mart and most of the US airlines isn't all that much. Cheap prices, bad service and not much of an e...

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by Miamiairport
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119151

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Anyone have information on when AA will input the next A321 for the OASIS mods? As I understand are all of the mods (738/321) have been suspended until the end of the summer, particularly with the loss of the Max. I would assume like with the repainting effort AA will begin again after Labor Day. H...

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by Miamiairport
Wed May 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11154

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

I don't think saying whether you "flew as a kid" or not really matters and per se probably should not be said by the applicant. What the applicant needs to convey is that they understand the job of flight attendant is not all fun and games, flying around the world and staying in hotels on ...

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by Miamiairport
Wed May 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6637

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

What would really be nice as noted above are better and larger moving walkways upstairs and moving walkways downstairs. However, the terminal other than the South end tends to be packed with little additional area. As with anything in Miami Dade it will be a never ending project that doesn't ever ge...

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by Miamiairport
Wed May 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11154

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

IIRC years ago WN said they reject potential FA candidates when they say they want the job because of travel (which is why I suspect why so many FAs over the years get bitter and indifferent). The best thing a candidate can do is fully understand and be willing to take the special commitment of the ...

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by Miamiairport
Tue May 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 18800

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

MIA-Asia service has been coming in “about a year” for the better part of the decade. I’ll believe it when it’s announced, but I’m not holding my breath in the meantime. In other news, MIA just unveiled an expansion proposal that would see the construction of two new hotels, interior improvements f...

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by Miamiairport
Tue May 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9276

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

As far as AA is concerned it's not a separate product. If you go to aa.com there is no separate booking column for Y+. In addition to the extra legroom I often find if there are empty middle seats it's often in MCE. I'd hate to see it something you'd have to upgrade to obtain.

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by Miamiairport
Fri May 10, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22159

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

Its not just whats visible to the passenger but some little things that go on behind the scenes that actually contribute to some of the operational issues. I can highlight a few. 1. Flight Attendant scheduling has gotten insane. It is not uncommon for a Flight Attendant to work a transcon flight fr...

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by Miamiairport
Wed May 08, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22159

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

I believe Parker’s philosophy is that if you aren’t spending big bucks on his airline you can go pound sand. Most business travelers are probably PLT or below and contrary to popular FT folklore they don’t have the time and money to pad themselves up to EXP with personal flying or buy up to F/J out ...

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by Miamiairport
Sun May 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May

Remember when this forum had all the IATA codes stored so you could just over over the code and it would give you them??? Good times Except for those of us that primarily visit the site on mobile devices, because there is no such thing as “hovering over” something on a mobile device with no mouse, ...

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