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by airlineguy1234
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 13008

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

Easy answer, for every example you’ve listed, look at the routing: an outstation to our hub. AA pushes very early their first departures from their outstations to feed their first banks in the hubs. Most comparisons you’ve listed are comparing AA with the competing hub carrier whose hubs flights aw...

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by airlineguy1234
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 13008

Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

I’ve always noticed when looking at the departure board on FR24, that at most airports, even non American hub airports, the first departure of the day is an American flight. For Example (all on Friday, Feb 28, 2020) LARGE AIRPORTS ATL 507am departure to CLT The first DL departure isn’t till 550am an...

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by airlineguy1234
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Mesa historically so bad?
Replies: 31
Views: 6076

Why is Mesa historically so bad?

I recently saw an article on Phoenix Business Journal, saying that Mesa is improving, and it looks like based on those stats it is. But why has Mesa, historically, compared to the other regionals, always a bottom performer? One issue Mesa ran into when it’s planes started having issues last summer w...

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by airlineguy1234
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 11226

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

This isn't the first time Delta did this. AA cancelled a flight from OKC-DCA and Delta flew in a RJ to fly them direct to RIC. https://www.deseret.com/2019/6/12/20675377/delta-saves-41-stranded-students-after-american-airlines-canceled-a-trip. Also, I found the airframe for this trip was N912DE, a 2...

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by airlineguy1234
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Walmart Exec Greg Foran to head Air New Zealand
Replies: 16
Views: 4133

Former Walmart Exec Greg Foran to head Air New Zealand

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116492634/air-new-zealand-appoints-greg-foran-as-new-chief-executive A former Kiwi himself. I don’t know what he knows about airlines but I think he did a good job at Walmart. He was instrumental in helping Doug McMillion push for improved customer service in the sto...

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by airlineguy1234
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 15746

Re: Minor Delta TATL improves

It seems like they are moving the A350s from LAX to MSP. Any reason for this?

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by airlineguy1234
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22444

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

jomur wrote:
BALPA wants a share of the profits. Not something BA will entertain as all the other employees will then want the same.


Delta does it. Seems to work good for them.

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by airlineguy1234
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 39
Views: 8638

Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

Pretty self explanatory. Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather (or fake leather)? I also remember flying early AA 737's with cloth. Both the MD80 and 737's had the "no smoking" etched in to the seats.

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by airlineguy1234
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 20193

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

I think it goes to show commercial aviation in the United States is the most profitable it has been since the deregulation. Airlines are more rational now then they have been in the past. The industry is looking more like a “normal industry”. I would think 10 years ago the 737MAX issues would have c...

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by airlineguy1234
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 13134

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

For those poo-pooong these results, "they were expected....," etc. Was 90.4% expected? 2 points better than last June? The low fuel prices are like adding a supercharger to an already humming engine. They don't cancel flights and they fill up the ones they schedule with higher revenue cus...

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by airlineguy1234
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 8264

Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19

Just wanted to share that I was extremely lucky to fly the A220 on LGA-ORD today as it was subbed for a 717. I connected in LGA from BOS just to fly the A220 and I lucked out and got to fly it all the way to Chicago. Has anyone had any similar experiences like this and got to fly a rare aircraft on ...

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by airlineguy1234
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23788

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I’m not militant. Im a realist. We lost so much in the two chapter 11s. AA is making billions, Doug Parker “ We will never lose money again”. Yet they are asking us for concessions. Doug made $19 million last year, they’ve spent $14 billion over the past several years on stock buybacks, yet the sto...

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by airlineguy1234
Fri May 31, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 10483

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

What is the definition of a ‘hub’ and ‘focus city’? I understood hub meant it was having aircraft and crew based in a city. But SFO has AA crew based there and it’s not a hub. Do note I am not American before you flame me for asking what might be an obvious question! Delta also has crew based at OR...

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by airlineguy1234
Wed May 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 23697

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

SierraPacific wrote:
I would rather take Spirit now because at least I have wifi and just can buy the big front seat for cheap.


Shhh. The Big Front Seat is the best kept secret in the US airline industry. Don't tell everyone about it or else the price will go up. :smile: :smile:

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by airlineguy1234
Wed May 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 23697

American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

I am referencing this article from Inc Magazine . In a recent edition of American Airlines' Tell Me Why series , Kurt Stache, the airline's Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Loyalty, mused about customers' feelings said "It's a long time since we had a brand purpose and a brand cam...

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by airlineguy1234
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

amstar---- They fly tons of routes without a subsidy. They don't get a nickel at my home airport, CLE, yet they maintain a good schedule, seem to experiment with a new destination or two every season. Personally I think many people on airliners.net don't appreciate F9's strategy. The airline indust...

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by airlineguy1234
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Frontier Summer Routes

Hello, I was browsing around today and found that Frontier this summer will be flying MCI-PHL 3x weekly CLE-SFO 2x weekly MEM-PHL 2x weekly DFW-BKG 2x weekly This one is really weird, is it supposed to be year round? Also, no "focus city" on each end, so I wonder how it will work. AA could...

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by airlineguy1234
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest posts on LinkedIn that "Our Definition of Success Will Never Include Bag Fees"
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Southwest posts on LinkedIn that "Our Definition of Success Will Never Include Bag Fees"

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6523585571582021632 This was in response to a Skift article saying that bag fees were the most successful airline business model change of the past decade. While I agree with Skift in that regard because it has generated billions of dollars in re...

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by airlineguy1234
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much does Warren Buffett know about airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4324

How much does Warren Buffett know about airlines?

I know Warren Buffett says that he does not invest in businesses he does not understand, so since he heavily invests in the airline industry, how much do you think he understands about airlines? Warren Buffett is a very smart guy, but airlines are so complex, how many people understand the intricaci...

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