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by Lootess
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 6224

Re: LAX to India

SFO is home of the Silicon Valley and (for some reason unknown to me) lots of Indian-Americans are tied to the IT industry. This might be a reason why SFO has been preferred to LAX. Indian immigrants and Indian-Americans flock to STEM degrees including Computer Science, so there are a lot of engine...

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by Lootess
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 25324

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

I’ve had the privilege of participating in the delivery of an airliner. No perceptible discrepancies are tolerated. It just doesn’t happen. If something is wrong it is either fixed, or compensated for, but usually fixed. Multiple people spend multiple days ensuring that it’s a good machine. Either ...

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by Lootess
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: North Korean airspace
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: North Korean airspace

Well, DPRK is also banned for US non-diplomats. I'm sure once North Korea (DPRK) and US get an agreement to have liaison offices in each respective country, which is like the first step to have formal diplomatic relations. I do think is likely considering the events unfolding now with both leaders, ...

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by Lootess
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55158

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Also ICN-MNL is only 3.5 hours flying time so if they can make it a turn with a single crew (instead of laying over in MNL) it'd reduce their costs. This may be true for the cabin crew but I believe the DL pilot contract requires an overnight after a non-north American international flight. DL AMS-...

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by Lootess
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8679

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

c933103 wrote:
China Southern cancelling 737 MAX is apparently fake news. The source you linked have retracted their report it seems.


Several outlets are reporting the cancel.

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by Lootess
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3973
Views: 514439

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It cannot be cancelled. Of course it can be cancelled. Just do it. And start building something else. Not only is there no replacement within at least 5 years (A and B backlogs for same efficiency or similar planes) but Boeing would lose an incredibly large part of the market as well as all brand t...

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by Lootess
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35497

Re: WN to close EWR

They’re also giving up the ability to fly outer perimeter flights from NY like PHX, LAS, OAK etc.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro United is almost finished turning EWR into a fortress hub. WN has always had issues competing in the fortresses, and given WN’s much higher employee costs, recen...

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by Lootess
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35497

Re: WN to close EWR

If you actually watched Gary Kelly's interview on that MSNBC page, you'd know he wan't using the MAX to cover up the EWR performance but it did have some bearing on the decision because they still want to grow this year and have planes they can't fly or can't be delivered so it made sense to axe EWR...

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by Lootess
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18646

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

It doesn't matter what and where the Star Alliance is the leader In, they certainly are not at SEA. Alaska isn't part of Star Alliance, so I'm not sure why this comparison keeps getting made. There is a lot of SEA originating TPAC traffic, enough that you don't need to lose time and to go YVR or SFO...

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by Lootess
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Considering Trump owned what is now the AA shuttle, he's got some weight on it. Taking your outrageous emotions out of the picture and being objective, that's not a bad credential to have. The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!! No they don’t. Yes they do No they don't, federa...

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by Lootess
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8897

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

The MAX will fly again, all this dreary talk is ludicrous. The only issue is Boeing employees are going to have to park elsewhere if they keep using the parking lots to park the non-delivered ones. People said similar things about the 787 and not a peep is mentioned about that airliner today. the 7...

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by Lootess
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5742

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

No, it doesn't - not even close. How many airlines operate only one type? (here's a hint - many). The economics of operating one type have been proven over 45 years of profitability. Next. We have a continuous rotating team of Tech Ops folks out at VCV keeping the MAX alive and breathing - running ...

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by Lootess
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8897

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Is it really not possible to get an exemption on the max to be flown elsewhere for storage than take up parking lots at Boeing fields? They can probably ask the FAA for an exemption for storage, I don't believe they have gotten to that yet because they probably figured it would be flying in a few m...

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by Lootess
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8897

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

The MAX will fly again, all this dreary talk is ludicrous. The only issue is Boeing employees are going to have to park elsewhere if they keep using the parking lots to park the non-delivered ones.

People said similar things about the 787 and not a peep is mentioned about that airliner today.

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by Lootess
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 15650

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

They must have done the capacity needed math on new plane orders going online versus MD-90s that will time out due to heavies to come up with 2022. But it's not unlike DL to push it forward sooner if they can. That's a long while away and new top-up orders could happen anytime, see the +5 and +15 A2...

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by Lootess
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21302

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I think DL has become by a mile the best airline in the US domestically and internationally. I know I’m not the only one who notices. The general non aviation geek public loves to discuss their flight experiences and I constantly hear friends family and coworkers rave about Delta where as years ago...

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by Lootess
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6591

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Considering the groundbreaking A220 order, it's kind of hard to say Delta isn't a launch operator they rode the program all the way with Airbus to getting it also made in Mobile. Ed Bastian also isn't Richard Anderson. Still I have some doubts on the MAX at Delta, but considering the 900ER order boo...

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by Lootess
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6591

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Boeing and DL never had a great relationship and DL were traditionally a Douglas customer. They've had big Boeing orders in the past (see recently completed 737 order) but these days Boeing don't offer anything can't be matched in some degree by Airbus. Boeing's antics with BBD over the C-Series ce...

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by Lootess
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21302

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

LOL so Delta brought back the old Northwest A La Carte meal service with some dressing up. I hope they will not serve it on the paper plates like Northwest did. All Intl Y meals are served with Alessi silverware and trays, it's kind of a heavy wax-like plastic so the plates on-top don't move around.

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by Lootess
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 15152

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

DL had JFK-BOM in 2006 or 2009 not sure exactly when it operated, but it did (EWR-DEL/BOM was already established several years prior) and DL pulled the route. It was flown on a 77L. UA is a very established player in this market. Incorrect. DL JFK-BOM was the world's first non-stop from New York a...

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by Lootess
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 15152

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

If the political situation in the region stabilizes, UA will restart the EWR-DEL and EWR-BOM flights. They have no competition in the market on nonstops (AI is a Star Alliance member and not likely anyone's first choice) and these are long standing routes that are highly profitable. If DL really st...

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by Lootess
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 38488

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I find it mind-numbing that so many folks on here seem to think that professional network planners haven't considered all possible avenues (running algorithms with data feed, as an example) to make a flight be viable. Kind of hilarious you get the arm-chair planners that say oh just add 500 more mi...

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by Lootess
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4196

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Midwest Airlines- While I don't remember a lot, I remember picking around the chocolate in their warm chocolate chip cookies, and playing magnetic travel board games the entire flight. I also recall playing on the toy plane in terminal C at Logan. Midwest "The best care in the air", the a...

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by Lootess
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7710

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

There are probably regulations that airlines have to follow for marking doors, emergency windows, registration, etc but as long as they meet them, I doubt the specific livery matters that much. Just a guess. Yes, registration and national flag are basically a worldwide standard. Just like any licen...

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by Lootess
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7710

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

There are probably regulations that airlines have to follow for marking doors, emergency windows, registration, etc but as long as they meet them, I doubt the specific livery matters that much. Just a guess. Yes, registration and national flag are basically a worldwide standard. Just like any licen...

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by Lootess
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19931

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

And Delta has done the same thing. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL5N1FU50K It’s probably because Air Italy is owned by one of the ME3. https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/04/18/air-italy-sparks-new-controversy-in-us-middle-east-carriers-row/ Nope, even Alitalia is owned by Etihad and it did ...

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by Lootess
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6697

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=582705


There were a few ATL-LAX MD88 flights about a decade ago. Didn't last too long, I can't remember if was just equipment availability related.
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dcajet wrote:
According to this old thread, there were some one-off LAX-ATL flights with the MD88s back in the 90s.

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=582705


There were a few ATL-LAX MD88 flights about a decade ago. Didn't last too long, I can't remember if was just equipment availability related.

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by Lootess
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6433

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

The temper tantrum Jetblue defenders are the funnest posts to read, yet they still don't fly across the pond but their road rash is coming.

But the reality the award is a pay to play model, even Jimmy Kimmel has a JD Power Award.

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by Lootess
Sun May 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16482

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

This is a shame for KL pax base that don't have options -or have very few - to fly on KL metal to DL hubs. There must be people who prefer KL hard and soft product over DL's. LH and BA do split hub-to-hub flights with UA and AA so customers can choose whatever fits better for them. Not sure what yo...

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by Lootess
Sun May 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147987

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

I really think that DL or KL should seriously look at BLR-AMS at least 5 times per week effective W19 season using an A333. The P2P market exploded alone by +50% from 42,000 to 66,000 from 2017 to 2018 paying US$626 one way without YQ which is quite decent. Since DL is testing India with BOM, I don...

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by Lootess
Sun May 26, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5885

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

Delta is the most profitable airline in the world, how could they regret it. The opportunity to upgauge flights already on A319/A320/738 with newer aircraft and moving those down to replace MDs is and has been a solid plan. You have to remember older 757s are being withdrawn as well. Some passenger ...

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by Lootess
Thu May 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 105
Views: 32832

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

I somehow feel the raccoon mask was a sly way of Airbus of making sure you knew it was an A330neo compared to the bare windows on A330. I definitely like it on the A350. As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO. Imagine this...

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by Lootess
Wed May 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147987

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

76er wrote:
x1234 wrote:
WHY is KL's AMS-BOM flight only 3x weekly!?


Because KL has no planes to spare. All they can do is shuffle (sub)types to upgauge.


Makes you really miss when NW/DL would run an AMS-BOM on A330 as part of the JV.

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by Lootess
Wed May 01, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 8126

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Perception doesn't fit reality. A350 order have allowed expansion, as seen above.

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by Lootess
Wed May 01, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147987

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

If you want some context on the Delta time period when original JFK-BOM was announced, this video will help. The same sprit is here today, and all but one of those execs still works for Delta.

https://youtu.be/ZKTEnOg-6k0

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by Lootess
Wed May 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147987

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

I'm sure DL will figure out connection opportunities, even if it's with friendemies. The JV loss of the Amsterdam hub to India was huge, DL had to strike fast. Every time I took ATL-DXB, they'd always announce connections before landing, and it was mostly to India. In some ironic way about ME3, DL u...

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by Lootess
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147987

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I'm glad Ed finally got it going, they don't need 9W, nor DTW apologists. I still think DL could have hung-on JFK-BOM (over ATL-BOM) since it was CO that started their EWR-BOM not long after. You can probably say the usual "there is more profit to made elsewhere" argument. Plus with plenty...

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by Lootess
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366477

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

United missed an opportunity to make the globe larger to go under the tail schemes that American and Southwest have been going at lately. I think this would be hard to achieve with a globe. That globe would get distorted by the curvature of the a/c body and would look like it got bloated and needs ...

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by Lootess
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44667

Re: WN looking at A220

I don't think WN would ever acquire the a220. However the E2 is far more likely as stated above. I wonder what the chances are that they're thinking of something smaller, like the E175 for smaller airports with less capacity? If WN was to invest in another aircraft type than the 737 (especially in ...

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by Lootess
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366477

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

United missed an opportunity to make the globe larger to go under the tail schemes that American and Southwest have been going at lately.

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by Lootess
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread
Replies: 72
Views: 10511

Re: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread

It also shows that an airline can make great profits whilst not skimping on amenities for it's clients. Why would they? They are raking in cash. Investing in the customer experience is why they are so far in the lead. I remember press going nuts when Southwest was coming to ATL and they kept saying...

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by Lootess
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13229

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

File this in the already very full file of "carrier that kept systems as bare-bones as possible discovers it's grown to have the size and complexity of a legacy." Just sad people refer to SW as LCC when they are really not, they cost more than many legacies and have the same complications...

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by Lootess
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21670

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

United planned on keeping their 767s and acquired a few used ones from HA, unlike AA who made the decision to retire the 767s, apples to oranges. More like decided to retire, then say sike, okay now we'll retire them eventually and to finish their treadwear send them to PHL. Could have made an inve...

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by Lootess
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3942

Re: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?

The MD90s were super cheap to pickup from carriers like MU, but now MD88/90 overhaul costs and fuel savings with newer aircraft supersede everything. Not to mention we have more appropriate aircraft size for markets such as 739 and A220. Also, remember the early merger a.net jokes that DL/NW A320 pi...

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by Lootess
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21670

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

It's not the 767. It's American Airlines. Pretty much, it makes no sense if you're going to keep a long-haul aircraft for several more years not to invest in the product. See how Delta handled the NW 747s, when Ed was trying to court JAL he had to fly them often to NRT. He knew they needed investme...

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by Lootess
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21670

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

Fanboys of AA being fanboys. Don’t worry, I won’t and don’t. At this point I just extract my FF miles to fly on other OneWorld airlines. Only thing ridiculous is the AA fanboys failing to actually give reasons why flying with old AA grandmas with attitude on tattered 763’s is great. You know, show ...

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by Lootess
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21224

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

As much as I’d LOVE to be able to fly WN to a FAR or GFK, I also like the fact that I know what I’m getting onboard WN. It’s a 737 and the seat and service is the same on the next flight as the one before. Would they lose me or many others if they got regional jets? I’m guessing not unless the put ...

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by Lootess
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta
Replies: 56
Views: 8700

Re: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta

Is there any chance we’ll see them eventually do East Coast-TATL, for bigger markets such as London, Paris, and Amsterdam? With 35 on order, it's hard to imagine that they'll all exclusively fly long haul from the West Coast... That's just the initial plan for them since they have more range than t...

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by Lootess
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 10614

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

Good to AA defend CLT and keep the bare fare airline that's not really cheaper at-bay. There are people here whom have never flown NK and just think they are like WN or something. American has a substandard product and service! It is great to see competitors realize people want a choice in AA hubs! ...

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