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by Miamiairport
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 59169

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: 19460

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: 325
Views: 47481

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: 95
Views: 14827

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: 10074

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: 9324

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: 10074

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: 10074

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: 10074

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: 625
Views: 101564

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: 176
Views: 16187

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: 41245

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: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

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: 41245

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: 625
Views: 101564

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: 625
Views: 101564

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: 22011

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: 21846

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: 625
Views: 101564

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: 10995

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: 6499

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: 10995

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: 176
Views: 16187

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: 9099

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: 21846

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: 21846

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: 2011

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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by Miamiairport
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7523

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Southwest I believe has about half of AA's revenues but its net income was about double. And WN is unionized with some of the highest paid employees in the airline industry. Add to that no premium cabins and no checked bag fees. Me thinks Parker and company are too occupied with ripping out AVOD and...

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by Miamiairport
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AAs San Juan (SJU) Survived with more fuel efficient aircraft?
Replies: 23
Views: 4349

Re: Could AAs San Juan (SJU) Survived with more fuel efficient aircraft?

It was a combination of B6's entrance into the market and the build up of the MIA hub. I doubt newer a/c would have saved SJU from being de-hubbed. Also at the time AA had moved away from the smaller hub in favor of 5 big hubs in major cities-the 5 point star strategy. Direct flights to SJU could no...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

The Concierge Key Meeting. https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/american-airlines-reportedly-having-second-thoughts-about-its-most-loathed-planes-heres-big-catch.html Ah, that "opinion piece" as I said referred to F only, and even at that it was very vague of what AA might do for the F ha...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

The Concierge Key Meeting. https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/american-airlines-reportedly-having-second-thoughts-about-its-most-loathed-planes-heres-big-catch.html Ah, that "opinion piece" as I said referred to F only, and even at that it was very vague of what AA might do for the F ha...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Actually they are What evidence? If AA is reconsidering the Oasis re-configuring that would most surely cause a public announcement with an 8-K filing with the SEC. By all means revenue figures for the next few years were probably based upon additional seating in narrow body a/c. If the additional ...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Why would they enlarge the lavs while their competitors Delta and United have the same exact lavs on their new 321 and 737 airplanes? Those lavs are the new industry standard. Delta and United have had them for years now. AA was the last to do it. I wasn't intending to suggest that they should, but...

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by Miamiairport
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

They have NEOS on order, they actually deferred A321neos and Max’s, so no they don’t have a need. https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-fleet-update-january-2019/ Fleet plans change. If the lessor makes an "offer they can't refuse", they won't refuse it. Who do you propose will ...

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by Miamiairport
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I'm assuming AA proactively changed the summer schedule rather than every 2-3 weeks needing to reset the schedule because the Max remains grounded. As far as the WOW 321s. I'm sure the leasing companies and finance companies want to find a new home for these birds asap. Given the popularity of that ...

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by Miamiairport
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10718

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

OB1504 wrote:
How did MIA go from helping keep AA afloat at the time of the bankruptcy to barely profitable?



Over the past few years new entrants at MIA and more competition from FLL. B6 has introduced Mint from FLL to LAX. Add that and issues with economies and political situations in South America.

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by Miamiairport
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TPA
Replies: 104
Views: 15467

Re: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TP

It seems as though AA might consider selling slots to WN as WN would not be flying to Europe and wouldn't impact AA's F/J transcon business. However, DL and B6 is another matter. So will AA go for the cash or simply have multiple flights to ORD/DFW and multiple RJ flights (either half full or full o...

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by Miamiairport
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Boof02671 wrote:
You aren’t at CLT 24/7, are you?


I'm there quite a bit. I saw my first LAA 321 there on Saturday. For the 4 hours I was there everything else was a LUS321. I see no evidence the LAA 321 is in CLT all that much. 321 routes have tended to stay with the LUS 321 for whatever reason.

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by Miamiairport
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

I think both LAA and LUS flew LGA/TPA but I don’t see it happening again. Other than MIA AA has given up on the NYC/ Florida market.

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by Miamiairport
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16192

Re: AA Adds New Routes

DTW-LAX is a big hole in the AA network. Has AA even flown DTW-LAX in the last 30 years? UA's DTW-SFO was gone for a long time - and that had the attraction of TPAC destinations not served by NW. UA had brought back DTW-SFO nonstop service back in June 2017. I agree that AA adding DTW-LAX nonstop s...

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by Miamiairport
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I don't think I've ever seen a LAA321 at CLT. But there's lots of LUS 321s (and 319s) out of MIA on legacy LAA routes (like MIA/ORD).

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by Miamiairport
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After Summer, AA Ramps Up At JFK
Replies: 25
Views: 6132

Re: After Summer, AA Ramps Up At JFK

AA only wants to hold those flights that are truly have the O&D demand at profitable levels. But what to do with all the extra unneeded slots? AA doesn't want more competition in an already hyper competitive market. So another flight to MIA and ORD and more RJs to places like BWI and PIT. AA is ...

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by Miamiairport
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19462

Re: B6 Situation

I don't see a WN or NK merger. Trying to merge the 2 airlines with 2 business model would be a cash black hole. AS maybe down the road and HA as an outside chance, but not likely. And Possibly Moxy once it's up and going. Still, B6 might just remain a niche player if management is willing to fight o...

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by Miamiairport
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140836

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

Mint will be a huge challenge to AA and DL at LHR. I think B6 appeals to the business traveler time rushed not interested in lounges, particularly the young crowd that doesn't seem to have the "lounge fevor." BOS should also be a good station for B6 to London. It will be interesting to see...

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by Miamiairport
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 16187

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

What would you think are the odds of B6 opening a limited MIA operation to cover BOS/JFK-MIA (but more likely BOS)? Concourse G (as awful as it is) has a fair amount of slack, and it is a coverage hole if B6 wants to be Boston's business airline. Possibly is MIA airport ever offered enticements. Ce...

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by Miamiairport
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After Summer, AA Ramps Up At JFK
Replies: 25
Views: 6132

Re: After Summer, AA Ramps Up At JFK

However, AA isn't adding back International capacity. Many of these are flights on RJs. Sounds more like AA is slot hording like LUS did with LGA/PHL.

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by Miamiairport
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15040

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Seat maps tend to be only reliable right before flight time, or when they go dark as it gets turned over to Airport (GA) control. A few weeks ago flying JFK/MIA on a 777 the seat map showed plenty of seats. However, at the gate there were people waiting for seat assignments. I was Op Up (from PE sol...

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by Miamiairport
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21410

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

AA realizes they have an inferior International product with the 763. It's why the remainder have ended up in PHL (no to little competition) and MIA. The 788s will replace the 763s at PHL later this year and next year. IIRC AA will be down to just 5 763 frames at the end of next year with those exit...

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by Miamiairport
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21410

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

Today’s schedule from JFK to MIA is mostly 763s leaving for good other than domestic turns from MIA. The 763 route I was on yesterday that I’ll take next Saturday will be a 772. The 763 I was on yesterday looked very dated with 1980s looking screens.

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by Miamiairport
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 625
Views: 101564

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Assuming that the engines on the WOW 321 are comparable to AA and AA can get them on the right terms I'd see AA make a play for those a/c. Same as DL.

And yes all US3 are moving towards tighter seating. Eventually they all will be sardine class and sardine class plus.

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