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by ABEguy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267646

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

Anyone’s guess how well this Asia from SEA strategy is going to work but here’s what we do know. SEA to PEK/PVG is about 600nm shorter than from LAX. that’s about 1.5 hours shorter and a significant cost reduction for a given flight. That makes AA much leaner and more competitive on flight to China....

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by ABEguy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267646

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

CLT-FCO and PHL-BUD are the two main cuts that don't make sense to me, but other than that I get it. I think the booking widow time frame that they start monitoring on seasonal routes like that is like 8 months out. I guess they werent seeing strong early bookings and decided to cut the flights and...

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by ABEguy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267646

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

So how does that help them fly to DBV in the spring? What are we kidding here guys? The company is on the verge of collapse… You guys are looking at 787s to Athens from two different cities... It is a dummy sked that will never be flown. The equipment isn’t there to fly it. The finances aren’t ther...

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by ABEguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10555

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

jetawayusa wrote:
the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own airline?


He said in an internal email that the AA flight was full.

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by ABEguy
Tue May 26, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 319
Views: 67846

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

They could attempt but I don't know if they are going to be welcomed with open arms. Don’t see AA being eager to repair that relationship. The agreement with GOL is still going forward. AA has already made plans to add extra flights to LIM GRU SCL (whenever those countries open up). The demand for ...

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by ABEguy
Wed May 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267646

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Im not shooting the messenger. We arent Aunt Mary booking a flight once a year on AA. We on a.net know better. They have a massive loss of widebody aircraft. Even if they shut JFK and LAX long haul, they still couldnt maintain this schedule. The planes arent there. They wont be there. But I don’t t...

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by ABEguy
Tue May 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267646

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

At today's investor conference Vasu Raja stated with anticipation of international and corporate traffic coming back much slower there would be further cuts to the international schedule. Also, AA would seek to leverage its JV partners more for international access moving forward. Yes I think it wa...

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by ABEguy
Tue May 19, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267646

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

So AA lost two fleets of long haul airplanes. New deliveries? And you boys are looking at Spring Schedules like Santa arrived on xmas morning. Massive cuts coming. Massive. I wouldnt look for DBV in your stocking... You don't say? Don't shoot the messenger - simply sharing information. Im not shoot...

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by ABEguy
Mon May 18, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 MINT? Is it done?
Replies: 20
Views: 5981

Re: B6 MINT? Is it done?

Look at a few route for June 26th. JFK-LAX: 5x mint, 3x AA, 2x DL, 2x AS JFK-SFO, 2x mint, 2x AS, 1x DL JFK-LAS, 2x mint JFK-SAN, 1x mint JFK-SEA, 1x mint, 2x AS BOS-SEA, 2x mint, 2x AS BOS-SFO, 2x mint, 1x AS, 1x UA BOS-LAX, 3x mint BOS-LAS, 1x mint, 2x A320s FLL-LAX, 2x mint, 3x AA at MIA FLL-SFO...

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by ABEguy
Mon May 18, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 MINT? Is it done?
Replies: 20
Views: 5981

Re: B6 MINT? Is it done?

Look at a few route for June 26th. JFK-LAX: 5x mint, 3x AA, 2x DL, 2x AS JFK-SFO, 2x mint, 2x AS, 1x DL JFK-LAS, 2x mint JFK-SAN, 1x mint JFK-SEA, 1x mint, 2x AS BOS-SEA, 2x mint, 2x AS BOS-SFO, 2x mint, 1x AS, 1x UA BOS-LAX, 3x mint BOS-LAS, 1x mint, 2x A320s FLL-LAX, 2x mint, 3x AA at MIA FLL-SFO...

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by ABEguy
Thu May 14, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36896

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

Something to keep in mind is that AA has always had more Narrowbody A/C that was needed to staff. Total headcount August is 12,674 - November at 10,060 = 2614 overstaffed. Thanks. so on the surface it appears their plans are for more capacity than DL in 4Q. To me that feels like too much capacity. ...

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by ABEguy
Thu May 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36896

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

AA has already published a September vacancy/displacement. E190-75/76-a330 pilots all being displaced. New positions CLT 737/777 and MIA 787. Whoa!! That appears to deserve its own thread? AA E190, 757, 767, A330 all being retired semi-permanently? Is that correct? It's believable, so I am asking. ...

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by ABEguy
Thu May 14, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36896

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

It's hard to process how bad this news is. My thoughts are with the junior ranks. This is going to be a rough time. Again, not sure what AA is doing. They should be cutting the most. Looks like UA/DL is trying pretty hard here to avoid chapter 11. I find this funny. As of yesterday, DL had announce...

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by ABEguy
Thu May 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36896

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

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tphuang wrote:
How many pilots does delta have in total before this started and how many have taken early outs and how many additional are retiring over next year?


Delta has not offered their pilots an early out program. (Yet)

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by ABEguy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19619

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

Probably new A321XLR seasonal routes to secondary European markets and Latin America. I’m going to throw Malaga and Vienna out there. AA has consistently stated that there isn’t space for more wide bodies in CLT at this time, so the international growth will come via A321XLR’s Good point. Just havi...

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by ABEguy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19619

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

Probably new A321XLR seasonal routes to secondary European markets and Latin America. I’m going to throw Malaga and Vienna out there. AA has consistently stated that there isn’t space for more wide bodies in CLT at this time, so the international growth will come via A321XLR’s

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by ABEguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140325

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I’m going to make a bold prediction right now. When China flights inevitably resume, you’re going to see AA eventually shift the LAX flights to SEA. better connection point than LAX. Less competition from the big State owned Chinese carriers. SEA-PEK is 800 miles shorter than from LAX as an example...

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by ABEguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140325

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I’m going to make a bold prediction right now. When China flights inevitably resume, you’re going to see AA eventually shift the LAX flights to SEA. better connection point than LAX. Less competition from the big State owned Chinese carriers. SEA-PEK is 800 miles shorter than from LAX as an example....

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by ABEguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140325

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

I'm gonna guess SEA-BLR means LAX-China flights are not coming back. They are absolutely unrelated. And this expanded partnership will also specifically include additional cooperation and codesharing out of LAX. Agree. No relation at all. Plus, AA has 20+ more 787's on order with some deliveries th...

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by ABEguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140325

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

I am shocked at what happened on the India side. I can’t think of any other major airline that flies to BLR that already doesn’t fly to BOM and DEL. It’s shocking that AA bypassed India’s Tier 1 cities in DEL, BOM, CCU and MAA and went straight to BLR. MAA is southern India’s premier gateway city a...

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by ABEguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 15879

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

Did I miss something or is the inclusion of MIA-IAH sort of random? The rest of increases are obviously DL/LA related but IAH has me stumped unless it was just something they were planning to do anyway and decided to include in this release. It’s not overkill at all. IAH has lucrative business traf...

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by ABEguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8180

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

This, so much this, along with the fact that languages on both sides were completely different. We had much better scope language (LAA) side versus (as needed where directed) (LUS) side. The two unions do not work together, you cannot have two unions representing one work group as it's counterprodu...

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by ABEguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New York Residents no longer eligible for Global Entry
Replies: 60
Views: 2564

Re: New York Residents no longer eligible for Global Entry

I posted this, and it was swiftly deleted. Can anyone explain why please.

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by ABEguy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8180

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

LOL, they could have had this deal 4 years ago, except the unions couldn't stop fighting among themselves as evidenced by the 2 separate Health insurance and Pension/401Ks. This, so much this, along with the fact that languages on both sides were completely different. We had much better scope langu...

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by ABEguy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212190

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

AA pilots file suit.

ABEguy wrote:
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/01/30/allied-pilots-association-files-suit-to-stop-american-airlines-flights-to-china/amp/

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by ABEguy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s
Replies: 35
Views: 7062

Re: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s

What upcoming 787-8? American Airlines received all ordered 787-8. 20 ordered, 20 in the fleet now. There are 25 undelivered 787-9 on order. You may be missing this April '18 order: https://thepointsguy.com/news/aa-confirms-dreamliner-order-cancels-a350/ American Airlines currently has 20 Boeing 78...

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by ABEguy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81096

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

One can’t help but wonder what new system Boeing secretly installed to compensate for new wings’ aerodynamic tendencies. Got to keep the same type rating right?

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by ABEguy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1916
Views: 228218

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

So for those in the know, is JetBlue etops qualified, or currently working on it? Their London service is just around the corner, just curious where they stand.

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by ABEguy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class
Replies: 33
Views: 5649

Re: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class

And you absolutely have that option, it’s called Delta Air Lines. If you know what to expect on AA, yet keep coming back for more, you must enjoy the pain. It’s like that one mile at a time guy, or the INC.com guy. Always writing about how much they hate AA and how it doesn’t stack up to Delta, the...

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by ABEguy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24081

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

AAL reports Q4 earnings on 1/23. If there’s anything to this rumor, guessing it’ll be announced then.

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by ABEguy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA and new intl routes... will there be anything new?
Replies: 21
Views: 3805

Re: AA and new intl routes... will there be anything new?

Honestly I wouldn't hold my breath for "blockbuster" routes like LAX-ICN or DFW-BOM. Current AA leadership seems to prefer cautious addition of seasonal international routes, watching carefully to see what sticks, and slowly notching it toward year-round service over a period of multiple ...

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by ABEguy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA and new intl routes... will there be anything new?
Replies: 21
Views: 3805

Re: AA and new intl routes... will there be anything new?

Could we possibly see AA flying to South Africa possibly MIA-CPT or ORD/PHL-JNB. ORD/PHL-JNB? Hah hah hah! AA's ORD and PHL ops are not TATL powerhouses although PHL has been picking up some seasonal tertiary routes with apparent success. MIA-CPT? Doubt it. MIA-JNB on a 787-9 might stand a pretty g...

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by ABEguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 18182

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread 2020

x1234 wrote:
With all the places Spirit flies, I am surprised they don't have a larger presence in Mexico (MEX, MTY & GDL). They fly to literally every Latin American city except for MEX, MTY & GDL.


Wait, what????

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by ABEguy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 63007

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like they got the point. Starting Christmas Day, the JFK-GEO leg is blocked off to 140, and the GEO-JFK is blocked to 157. They badly need another AC on this segment but as mentioned above, no spare 75’s sitting around. The Max could probably carry the full payload but who knows when that’ll f...

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by ABEguy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13213

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

Woops , service does not start until April. I was about to say, AA announced JFK-GEO before B6 and has been flying to Guyana since 2018 (from MIA). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Correct. So if AA was trying to “copy cat” JetBlues Guyana strategy, they would have flown exactly zero passenger to...

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by ABEguy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13213

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

Didn’t AA just start a daily flight to GEO in JFK? Yes, copy catin B6. Actually, what does the service look like for AA on that route? hot meal? I need for B6 to realize long haul without galley space for real service is the devil. JetBlue flies to GEO? Not seeing it anywhere from any city, includi...

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by ABEguy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13213

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

Didn’t AA just start a daily flight to GEO in JFK?

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by ABEguy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23385

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Top pay is $354/ hour, so closer to $350,000 plus 14% profit sharing plus 16% company401 k plus matching of pilot 401k contributions. Pay plus the company 401k puts pay over $410,000 withou5 overtime green slips. Outliers, but they had $900,000 A350 captains last year. Nr. 1 F/A makes $250,000; ver...

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by ABEguy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO
Replies: 70
Views: 11053

Re: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO

I’m reading comments here that B6 is a more recognizable brand in Guyana than AA, but I can’t find a single flight B6 is currently operating into GEO? Am I missing something? Did they once have a large operation in GEO,and the JFK route is their return? Or are they currently serving GEO and I just c...

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by ABEguy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO
Replies: 70
Views: 11053

Re: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO

Lovely: If experience proves out, AA will leave, just as it did with JFK-Barbados. Then prices will skyrocket. I wouldn’t be too confident in that. AA already serves GEO once daily from MIA, I don’t think B6 does at all yet (correct me if I’m wrong). AA announced JFK-GEO in response to B6 announcem...

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by ABEguy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25543

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

What this guy did was clearly wrong and he should have all of his certifications revoked. But let's have a little perspective here. This was not dangerous. Pilots do not take off with inoperative air data computers. Thank you! I was hoping for this kind of level-headed perspective. I am so troubled...

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by ABEguy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25543

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

I know this is only one guy and not all AA mechanics, but the empathy I had for these guys is officially gone. If this is being done at union instruction, massive firings all across the system are in order. Parker and company need to take the gloves off with this Kumbaya, we are all a big family bla...

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by ABEguy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 167450

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

AA opening a 787 pilot base in PHL in January 2020. Starting 787 service PHL-ZRH/MAN/AMS same month. That was scheduled quite a while ago. Originally it was added in December 2018 for inaugural service this year in November on MAN/AMS, but in February of this year they moved it to JAN 2020 and adde...

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by ABEguy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 167450

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

AA opening a 787 pilot base in PHL in January 2020. Starting 787 service PHL-ZRH/MAN/AMS same month.

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by ABEguy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134185

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

The final flight is booked full, with 352 non rev stand bys!

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by ABEguy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 9956

Re: American Airlines Boston LHr, CDG and other Europe.

I just learned that AAL still holds the BOS_LHR route authority. The talk is that they are waiting for the 321 neo to resume service at some point.. Not sure if they would be interested in possibly restarting , Paris, Dublin and Shannon as well. Who knows back to seasonal service. The BOS-LHR slot ...

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by ABEguy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 53936

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

Attached is an article I found on the proposed updates: https://onemileatatime.com/americans-latest-plans-to-update-unpopular-737s/ It appears to be just a couple of minor improvements to F and no changes to Y. The thing that shocked me about the changes is that F will get USB ports now. So that me...

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by ABEguy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112481

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

New service PHL-CMN 3x weekly, seasonal 757 DFW-TLV 3x weekly, year round 789 ORD-KRK 5x weekly, seasonal 788 New routes ORD-PRG 5x weekly, seasonal 788 ORD-BUD 4x weekly, seasoanl 788 PHL-KEF daily, seasonal 757 Increases frequency PHL-DBV - daily PHL-TXL - daily Cancelled PHL-BLQ DFW-KEF Thank yo...

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