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by dfw88
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 39
Views: 3176

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

For summer 2018 (June through the very beginning of Septebmer), MAN was flown on a 788.

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by dfw88
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 201
Views: 12790

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

#5 is incorrect. He is not the President of the IAM, that would be Robert Martinez, Sito is General Vice President of Transportation. Him being on the UA BOD is irrelevant. So, you're right that he's actually the General Vice President of Transportation, but I don't know how you can call that irrel...

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by dfw88
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10104

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

AA's international route network (TATL and TPAC) is a hot mess IMHO. Not as well defined, structured, or connected as DL or UA's network. Looking at AA Net Income from international flights for the past 17 years would seem to confirm your hypothesis. They have not had a positive net income from TPA...

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by dfw88
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8970

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

There are 3 large O&D markets to/from Greece in the U.S.: NYC, Chicago, Boston. Not coincidentally, these are the 3 largest Greek diaspora regions in the U.S. IMO AA's PHL-ATH is a relic of the US route network which didn't have an international hub in any of the above 3 markets. If AA starts J...

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by dfw88
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9033

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases

As I’ve said before, it’s all about adjusting anything to fit a narrative. Anything AA adds at JFK is going to be called slot squatting because it goes against a a narrative that people cannot fathom being incorrect. This! As humans we all want our preconceived narratives to be correct. It takes a ...

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by dfw88
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12504

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

From AA email to employees, after mentioning QF's new BNE routes: Since many U.S. based customers have already booked their winter Australia and New Zealand travel, and we’ve deployed our widebody aircraft to fly trans-Atlantic and to Hawaii for the winter, we plan to make a route announcement of ou...

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by dfw88
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16534

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Lets see what the conditions are. Remember last time airlines pulled their application since they did not like the Obama admin proposed conditions. I think you're confusing the QF JV with the LATAM JV, which was indeed pulled because of the proposed conditions. Though, they were Chile's conditions,...

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by dfw88
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60981

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Planes4you wrote:
When should it be approved?


Right about now: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1420041#p21404941

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by dfw88
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52809

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

If this order does come to fruition I hope that the Tempe management outfits these with lie flats and other international standard accoutrements and is able to run them against B6 and DL when they're not flying transatlantic or deep south on domestic flights that need them (BOS-LAX/SFO, JFK-SEA/SAN...

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by dfw88
Fri May 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest A319 flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6202

Re: Longest A319 flight

The longest one I can find is Ural Airlines's every-other-day flight from KHV to SVX (Khabarovsk, Russia to Yekaterinburg, Russia) that covers 3,021mi (4,862km).

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by dfw88
Fri May 31, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9512

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

Looking at a full year of 2019, the following are the largest non-hubs by various metrics (data from DIIO MI): Flights: BOS - 29,698 (81/day) MCO - 18,439 (51/day) ATL - 17,622 (48/day) RDU - 16,917 (46/day) SFO - 16,510 (45/day) BNA - 16,271 (45/day) Seats: BOS - 4,064,058 (11,134/day) MCO - 3,213,...

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by dfw88
Sun May 26, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16309

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

Making DL at AMS larger than AA at LHR. This isn't quite true. Here are the totals from May through August of this year : AA to LHR: Flights = 5,166, Seats = 1,474,484 DL to AMS: Flights = 5,080, Seats = 1,390,860 So they're essentially the same size, though AA to LHR is a bit bigger. Can I use you...

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by dfw88
Fri May 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16309

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

Jetty wrote:


Making DL at AMS larger than AA at LHR.


This isn't quite true. Here are the totals from May through August of this year:

AA to LHR: Flights = 5,166, Seats = 1,474,484
DL to AMS: Flights = 5,080, Seats = 1,390,860

So they're essentially the same size, though AA to LHR is a bit bigger.

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by dfw88
Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 66048

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

What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!? I want to fly on one before they're gone for good. What routes are they on now? I missed the DL B744 retirement so hopefully this one is sweeter! :) These days they only fly in and out of DFW. Next month (June) you can find them flying to the following airp...

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by dfw88
Tue May 21, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 73
Views: 7720

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

LAL is smart. They know where the biggest ego in network planning is (and worst actual network planning knowledge). That's the one most likely to start something as silly as LAL. DL wouldn't sniff this ever, meanwhile I'm sure AA is dying to serve it to squat on gates in DFW. There is very little a...

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by dfw88
Thu May 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3820

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

A few more: DFW has the Founder's Park near the northwest corner of the airport. Not the best view, but pretty good. MRY has an open-air deck on top of the airport (pre security), though there's not much traffic PRG has a nice deck pre-security. If they're using their east-west runway the views of t...

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by dfw88
Mon May 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10194

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

My personal favorite is AA1776, which flies between PHL and BOS.

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by dfw88
Thu May 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9350

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

Two points: 1. About 6 months ago, Vasu Raja (AA's VP of Network Planning) went on the record in an employee meeting that AA has no desire to fly to LGW. That could also change, but at least shows that the prevailing lean is towards not serving LGW. 2. This is a clear case where it's important to re...

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by dfw88
Fri May 03, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 61780

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

DFWandOMA wrote:
When would AA typically announce new, seasonal summer routes starting in 2020?


If last year is any indication, around August. DBV, TXL, BLQ, and the other summer seasonals for 2019 were announced in August of 2018.

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by dfw88
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4917

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

I don't think they see themselves as mainly competing on price. They are marketing themselves as a more premium and exclusive product--"The Experience." Including not going thru TSA security, 36" pitch, 2-1 seating, and, arriving at at their "private terminals" just 20 - 30...

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by dfw88
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual departures out of RTM on FR24
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Unusual departures out of RTM on FR24

"RFS" stands for "Road Feeder Service" and is used to denote trucks coming in or going out (usually long-ish distances) to feed either cargo flights or belly cargo for a passenger airliner.

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by dfw88
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international
Replies: 62
Views: 8976

Re: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international

My understanding was that AA's latest growth spurt at DFW (mostly regional adds like MRY, BFL, AVL, MDT, etc.) was enabled by them taking control of the satellite concourse on Terminal A. Assuming that's true, it seems AA's growth at DFW is gate constrained. If they want to expand even further in t...

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by dfw88
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16320

Re: AA Adds New Routes

GSP psgr wrote:

Seconded on LAX-PIT. As far as more DFW expansion, I'd also add DFW-LNK/YWG/ALB/ROC/SYR/FCA*/PWM*/BCN*/HEL* as possibilities with FCA, PWM, BCN, and HEL as summer seasonal service.


DFW-FCA starts in June.

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by dfw88
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Number of daily London-USA flights?
Replies: 18
Views: 2696

Re: Number of daily London-USA flights?

To make things a bit easier to read, here are the average daily stats for the year 2019: Jan: 6763 flights / 31 days = 218 flights per day Feb: 6072 flights / 28 days = 217 flights per day Mar: 7104 flights / 31 days = 229 flights per day Apr: 7413 flights / 30 days = 247 flights per day May: 7873 f...

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by dfw88
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60981

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

China frequencies are maxed out so it would be a one stop flight if China Southern comes. TK is a matter of time. Just waiting for the new airport to open up and the right aircraft to fly the route. Air india can tap into the large Indian population in the metroplex. Finnair I don’t think they woul...

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by dfw88
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 13835

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

That seems mostly true but doesn't apply to CRW. Only larger airport around 2 hours away is slightly larger LEX, they get cut too. CVG, CMH & PIT are all 3-3.5 hour drive away and CLT 4 hours. If permanent, this leaves UA with only 3x to ORD on a normal day from CRW as IAD was cut in Feb. Some ...

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by dfw88
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the Philippines will it happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 6891

Re: AA and the Philippines will it happen?

The only way this could possibly happen is if PR joins Oneworld, though, as mentioned above, this looks unlikely these days. Even then, it still wouldn't make much sense. It would make far more sense for AA to codeshare on PR's flights and provide connectivity out of LAX and JFK (whatever remains of...

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by dfw88
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa ends Open-Skies agreement with the U.S.
Replies: 20
Views: 4692

Re: Samoa ends Open-Skies agreement with the U.S.

The only US destination with flights to Samoa is PPG. APW-PPG is flown by one American Samoan carrier and one Samoan carrier. FGI-PPG is flown by two Samoan airlines, meaning that there are 3 total Samoan airlines serving the US and one US airline serving Samoa. If anything, a restricted bilateral ...

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by dfw88
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24919

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

they have said "no plans at this time" to DBV and it was announced months later. CMN at the least will happen. That's a great example of "no plans at this time", thanks for mentioning that. It's important to understand the setting where these meetings take place. It's a gatherin...

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by dfw88
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24919

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

“No to India and Africa” https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/03/14/5-things-american-airlines-shared-with-employees-this-week-about-their-product/ Eh, take that with a grain of salt, just like the Skift article. What was actually written in the responses was: For Africa: "We are alwa...

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by dfw88
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 767 Replacement: MIA - Latin America Market
Replies: 18
Views: 3695

Re: AA 767 Replacement: MIA - Latin America Market

These following markets currently served by the 767 have significant cargo importance for AA: Belo Horizonte Guayaquil Lima Montevideo AA no longer flies to CNF. That flight was cut last summer. As for the others, the announced plan is that 787s will do most of the work. That being said, I predict ...

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by dfw88
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 159
Views: 18159

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

My prediction: I already know United Express will serve the Wenatchee, Washington - San Francisco Route using the 50 passenger CRJ200. The 76 passenger Embraer175 will be too large for such a small route. This Route is bound to fail. And as many people have said, they do NOT like flying in the CRJ2...

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by dfw88
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24919

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

With the large Indian population and fortress hub at DFW I would be shocked if an AA return to India didn't originate from DFW. It would be close-ish to the 789 range, but I think it would be doable.

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by dfw88
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 planning
Replies: 18
Views: 3987

Re: AA 787 planning

Here's the quote from AA's VP of NP, Vasu Raja: "The 788 will take out the 767-300. The first big wave of that will start to happen in January 2020. We’ll have 3 787s that go into Philadelphia. By the end of 2020 the 78 will have replaced the 767 in Philadelphia and after that it take out the 7...

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by dfw88
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60981

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Anyone see this from SY? Looks like new service (presumably seasonal and less than daily) to SKB from DFW. Will American respond with a nonstop or just ignore it and keep funneling pax through MIA?

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412527#p20989115

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by dfw88
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does Lion air fly their B747s and A330s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: Where does Lion air fly their B747s and A330s?

Looking at their flights this past year, it appears that, indeed, the majority of the A330 flights were for Hajj. I see 229 flights from JED to CGK and 212 from CGK to JED at some point during 2018. That's most of them, with a few other Hajj flights thrown in (JED-SUB, 89 flights; JED-UPG, 63 flight...

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by dfw88
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start 787 service from PHL
Replies: 63
Views: 13325

Re: American to start 787 service from PHL

musman9853 wrote:
Bigant0408 wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
which american hubs still don't have 787s yet?


Correct me anyone if i'm wrong but I believe Charlotte, Miami and Phoenix.


thanks!


Also DCA (obviously) and NYC (LGA/JFK)

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by dfw88
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Identifying ERJ at BUD on 9 July, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Help Identifying ERJ at BUD on 9 July, 2018

Hi all, New member here, hoping for some help with an airline identification. I'm a casual planespotter, meaning I don't usually go out of my way to spot planes but I do pay lots of attention when I'm at the airport. I don't write down registration numbers like many do but rather I look for unique a...

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