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by JohanTally
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Not AA related but NZ is looking for buyers for their 77E aircraft and they have the right engine and are relatively young. This would be a lower risk option to fill in for some of the other widebody frames retired during the pandemic. It's possible these frames could even get by without a full cabi...

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by JohanTally
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 149
Views: 24371

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

I feel that Charlotte is entrenched enough, well enough positioned geographically, that it would do just fine with a heavy terminal investment, in fact it might be well served to blow past Atlanta quality wise. Not sure I would have said that pre merger era. I recognize I’m in minority but all else...

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by JohanTally
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 20283

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Getting back to the previous comment about AA network and Pacific, per contact at AA Cargo, I am told the only Pacific stations that are planned with service this summer are Tokyo, Seoul, and Sydney. I think DFW-PVG is scheduled to operate and on April 7th the ICN stop is scheduled to go away but t...

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by JohanTally
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 149
Views: 24371

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

Speaking of CLT I haven’t been there since last February. Is the expansion of the E30ish gates opening soon? Is the rest of E getting a makeover like B and C did or has that started yet? Hell, they could start with just making sure the toilets aren’t overflowing in E. Putting a divider between urin...

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by JohanTally
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 149
Views: 24371

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

Speaking of CLT I haven’t been there since last February. Is the expansion of the E30ish gates opening soon? Is the rest of E getting a makeover like B and C did or has that started yet? They have started removing the fencing around the construction and I'd expect it to open in the next month or tw...

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by JohanTally
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 20283

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

The PHX-LHR schedule isn't quite set last I heard. It has been tinkered with numerous times as they keep changing the arrival slot in LHR. Odds of it actually being a six hour turn in PHX is pretty slim, it'll probably get adjusted down to leave around 16:00 once everything else shakes out. It for ...

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by JohanTally
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canary Islands-next tourist hotspot for North America?
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Canary Islands-next tourist hotspot for North America?

The XLR might be able to open some routes that otherwise wouldn't of worked.

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 20283

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Good Morning Everyone, I noticed AA has retimed PHX-LHR from June 03, the current flight departs anywhere from 03:00PM-03:30PM, however its now departing at 06:15PM to LHR however it still arrives at 12:30PM into PHX. Leaving nearly 6 hours of ground time. Is there another flight planned for that p...

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 20283

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

AA has 50 XLRs on order. I’m sure Europe and Hawaii are both going to get some use out of them. Europe and Latin America (some markets) will be the focal points of the XLR deployment first, then probably Hawaii. Do you anticipate a different seating config for Hawaii (and maybe some other markets s...

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by JohanTally
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 52
Views: 11228

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

.. When was the last 787 delivered? .. https://i.ibb.co/zFXNQ5b/ALC-23.png The All Nippon Airways ' 77 th https://i.ibb.co/BnQh9jp/Boeing-logo-22-x-SP.png . 787 aircraft, the 39 th of the type 787-9 , MSN 66524 / LN 1095 , reg. JA937A , test reg. N883BA, N2005V, with the 375 seats, cabin configurat...

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by JohanTally
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 149
Views: 24371

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

CLT is a dump. Fit USAIR’s low revenue, low cost model well but not suitable for the big leagues which LAA and AA combined. The dilapidated low ceiling dog leg concourses can only last so long. Heck I remember when the merger closed LUS didn’t even gate dynamic LCD gate departure information displa...

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by JohanTally
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 393
Views: 58142

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/01/bo ... er-family/
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Another article about the prospects of the HGW 78J and 789 which could become a real project sunrise option with 800nm more range.

https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/01/bo ... er-family/

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by JohanTally
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 20283

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Something is not adding up right, I thought the base 321neo had a range of 3500nm. Either West bound winds are strong or lots of cargo. I agree it seems odd but seats are blocked in the winter spring and summer so it's not just strong winter winds and the flights leave before peak heat of the day a...

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by JohanTally
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 20283

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

AA has 50 XLRs on order. I’m sure Europe and Hawaii are both going to get some use out of them. I am surprised that the Neo isn't able to handle the roughly 2600nm routes with a full passenger cabin but they are blocking seats about everyday I looked at from now until summer. OGG is using the 789 r...

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by JohanTally
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 20283

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I'm looking at Hawaii flights from PHX on the 321Neo and they are blocking a significant amount of seats typically between 13 and 33 seats for HNL OGG LIH and KOA. It seems like they haven't quite found the right aircraft for the route with the 757s retired. I wonder if a subfleet XLRs is being con...

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by JohanTally
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 20283

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I'm looking at Hawaii flights from PHX on the 321Neo and they are blocking a significant amount of seats typically between 13 and 33 seats for HNL OGG LIH and KOA. It seems like they haven't quite found the right aircraft for the route with the 757s retired. I wonder if a subfleet XLRs is being cons...

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by JohanTally
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change to A319 at EYW
Replies: 56
Views: 8780

Re: Change to A319 at EYW

blacksoviet wrote:
cbchicago wrote:
For me the only way to fly into EYW was the Eastern Airline 727-100 from MIA in First Class :)

Does the 727-100 have better performance at EYW than the 73G?

The 727-100 was designed to utilize 4500 foot runways.

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change to A319 at EYW
Replies: 56
Views: 8780

Re: Change to A319 at EYW

I'm not very educated on the subject, but is there any possibilty of moving the airliner operations to NAS Key West? It seems silly to have such a small constrained airport on such valuable/protected land when just nextdoor there is a large modern airport with big runways... Civilians are not allow...

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 162
Views: 28845

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Any updates for uprating the thrust on the A359's so DL can carry more payload? This is important for JNB-ATL west-bound and ATL-HND/ICN and PVG if it ever resumes. Remember KE Cargo is HUGE all over Asia and an important connector onto DL cargo. Are they not already 84k if not what are they rated ...

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by JohanTally
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change to A319 at EYW
Replies: 56
Views: 8780

Re: Change to A319 at EYW

The EYWs and JACs of the world are going to be in sad shape when A319s are finally gone. The oldest LAA 319 is only 9 years old with an average age of 7.5 so these will be around for quite a while. Also NK has the 319Neo on order to replace their older CEOs and it would likely visit EYW at some poi...

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by JohanTally
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change to A319 at EYW
Replies: 56
Views: 8780

Re: Change to A319 at EYW

During the past year Key West has seen a transition: no more B737....replaced by A319. We are seeing nonstop flights from ATL, CLT, DFW, and even PHL. Are the 319's showing better short field landing or departing performance? Is it a matter of passenger capacity? Thanks! The 319s that AA uses are t...

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by JohanTally
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 393
Views: 58142

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

The 787-10 has more underfloor cargo volume than a 747-8i. An increase in MTOW could benefit the air cargo side of passenger airlines. It's wild to think that the 26 foot shorter aircraft would have a larger cargo hold, the 747 must really taper and not utilize the full length of the aircraft. I wo...

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by JohanTally
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59471

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

Certainly allows FR to utilise less services at most airports. It also allows the (when they work and they have worked on the flights I have been on) to control the schedule as they do not need to wait for mobile stairs to be delivered to the plane. Ryanair uses remote airports with little faciliti...

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by JohanTally
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

The DL tranche of 7 B77E's were all delivered in 1999, so they might be considered to be a little old. I think a more likely possibility for AA would be to pick up additional B77W's that are currently available. I'm sure lessors would be willing to cut some nice deals to get those early lease retur...

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by JohanTally
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

There are still 7 ex-Delta 777-200ERs sitting in VCV, if AA needs these they could be picked up cheaply and then no oddball parts and training would need done for the A330. The 8 NZ 77E built 05-07 are much younger than the DL frames and are RR powered. I don't believe NZ has plans to return them t...

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by JohanTally
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 21998

Re: BA A350 incident at Heathrow on Jan. 2

XWBC suffered a tail strike while attempting to land at LHR yesterday https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FILfwglX0AMOPZW?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1477989654251114496?s=21 AD for tail skid installation inbound? Judging from the photo, it must have been a very min...

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by JohanTally
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

What about the rest of the support for the A380? i.e. parts, maintenance personnel? My understanding is its not an overly long process to get pilots qualified, though I could be wrong. But if you have no parts, and no SIMS, you have no support for the aircraft. We are talking about the A330 which i...

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by JohanTally
Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Is QR bringing back aircraft out of storage that they have no pilots for, no F/A's for, minimal if any parts for, and minimal of any qualified AMT's for? It one thing to bring back aircraft you have in storage that your currently flying that type for, than to bring in one you have zero support for....

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by JohanTally
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Is QR bringing back aircraft out of storage that they have no pilots for, no F/A's for, minimal if any parts for, and minimal of any qualified AMT's for? It one thing to bring back aircraft you have in storage that your currently flying that type for, than to bring in one you have zero support for....

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

The diversified fleet idea is a persistent a.net wet-dream. It offers little value relative to cost. If there are design and manufacturing issues, carriers will stick the manufacturers with the bill. Carriers aren't going to suffer the costs of fragmented pilot groups, parts inventories and schedul...

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

What is the current status of the used 772 market? Specifically the 772 market with Trent engines.... NZ has 8 stored that are supposed to be replaced by the 78J also TG has some but they plan on flying them for a few more years. The NZ frames are relatively late builds and would think they have a ...

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

The 787 production issues expose airlines that don't have a diversified widebody fleet. The diversified fleet idea is a persistent a.net wet-dream. It offers little value relative to cost. If there are design and manufacturing issues, carriers will stick the manufacturers with the bill. Carriers ar...

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Sounds about right, but a lot will depend on how Boeing and AA manage the delays on the existing 788-789 orders. While AA has gone the fleet simplification route with the 777/787 on wide bodies, it is not entirely unlikely that Airbus could offer a deal on some sort of wide body down the road, but ...

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by JohanTally
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

HNY everyone! Anybody think AA might ever order the 787-10 to fill the gap between the -9 and the 77W? Once the 77E gets a defined retirement schedule it would be a logical replacement for TATL and South America routes needing capacity but under 5000nm. There aren't enough 789s on order to replace ...

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by JohanTally
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8198

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

HNY everyone! Anybody think AA might ever order the 787-10 to fill the gap between the -9 and the 77W? Once the 77E gets a defined retirement schedule it would be a logical replacement for TATL and South America routes needing capacity but under 5000nm. There aren't enough 789s on order to replace ...

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by JohanTally
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 12870

Re: Strong eastbound headwinds causing problems over the US this week.

This is a common enough issue. In 2008, right around this time of year (12/28 or 12/29) I took a VX A319 from JFK to SFO. It took almost 7 hours and we passed over Washington State and Oregon on our way home. I see your 7h20, and I raise you an hour........ https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG46...

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by JohanTally
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507560

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Most of Envoy’s 175s are being converted to EOW, I’d say roughly 80% are EOW now. I wonder if they are looking for more international feed from Europe on this route and that’s why it’s moving to MIA. CLT only really has LHR/FRA/MUC year round, where MIA has a lot more European POS markets. Not much...

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by JohanTally
Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47639

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

Absolutely. And in WN’s recent investor day presentation, they disclosed that this situation has already been addressed. Since summer, thousands of new employees have been hired and trained and are now working. There are also new hire employees in training right now over the holidays. It has been o...

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by JohanTally
Sun Dec 26, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47639

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/tomorrow
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32andBelow wrote:
What’s the damage looking like for tomorrow?

So far DL and UA have cancelled 3% of their schedule but obviously this will go up after DL cancelled 15% today and UA 12%.

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/tomorrow

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by JohanTally
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47639

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

Isn't UA the most vaccinated major carrier in the US it seems odd that they would be disproportionately harmed by rising Omicron cases. Common Sense would make you think they would be the most insulated from Covid outbreaks.

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by JohanTally
Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47639

Re: AS, UA, DL, LH and others struggle to crew flights due to Omnicron

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/
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Fair amount of cancellations at DL and UA today with significant delays across the legacies. I know at CLT flights on E concourse don't even have enough workers to park the airplanes.

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/

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by JohanTally
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21866

Re: United dropping 14 routes

DCA350 wrote:
EWR to PHL.. Wow how many regular scheduled flights are shorter.. that's not even 100 miles

AA has numerous flights out of CLT under 100nm
CLT-AVL,CAE,FLO,GSO,GSP

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by JohanTally
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 8916

Re: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9

Will the A321XLR replace the A321T and then those A321 will be converted to Domestic aircraft after that? No, the A321XLR have tremendous range that simply isn't required for the JFK-LAX/SFO routes that the A321T flies. Do you know if the A321T frames have this same ACT configuration as the rest of...

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by JohanTally
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 8916

Re: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9

Surprised no mention of B788. AA still have a bunch of B788 on order. It is going to be such a mess like the onboard Internet. AA will have two different systems running for a while to come. Product consistency is not the new AA's game. Does any US airline have consistent product across their IFE s...

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by JohanTally
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507560

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Samana service will move from Charlotte to Miami effective March 5th. Always thought it was odd Samana was served from CLT instead of Miami. It's actually performed quite well at CLT but I think this may be more of an issue with limited FIS space at CLT. With the number of planned flights needing t...

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by JohanTally
Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA51 Diversion JFK-HNL
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: HA51 Diversion JFK-HNL

That's strange because it was over the Pacific and much closer to SFO and the other Bay Area airports but diverted to SMF

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by JohanTally
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11343

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

The domestic carriers simply can’t afford to be using their widebodies for football charters any more. It pulls the airplanes out of passenger service too long so the charter costs have exploded causing NFL teams to spend $5 Million or more on travel. It would be different if more teams were willin...

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by JohanTally
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50778

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

The MAX is fixed, the 777X wing is made at Everett and certification got sorted and the MAX ungrounded. So what else is left for the 777-9? Did it hit any brick wall? The only thing I know of is an uncommanded pitch event that happened during testing after autopilot was disengaged. I don't know if ...

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by JohanTally
Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final A320ceo Family Aircraft Delivered to Delta
Replies: 34
Views: 8227

Re: Final A320ceo Family Aircraft Delivered to Delta

All of these were delivered without ACTs correct? If so what is the longest stage length they operate? Yes correct. ACT is not available for ceo. A321-100= 2,300-2,400nm A321-200=2,750-3,000nm A321neo= 3,100-3,700nm A321neo ACF= 3,100-4,000nm (97t=4,000nm with 3 ACTs= A321LR) A321XLR= 4,450-4,700nm...

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